Prayer Requests

It's day one of our life in this new place. We are just beginning to get an idea of the adventure that awaits us. But it strikes me that the adventure we face is not that different from the one that faces each one of us each and every day. Every day each of us is presented with 24 hours. During that time we have things to do. We manage our body: feeding it, resting it, disciplining it to various degrees. We deal with our emotions: doubts, fears, desires, dreams. These are things that we have no option about. They have to be tended to. They are an adventure in themselves. Then there is the added adventure of the outside world. In that world there are people. People with problems that seem so diverse, but they really all stem from the same thing. The world is fallen, disconnected in some way from God. That really is the problem and the challenge that we face here in Idaho and that you face wherever in the world you are.

So our adventure, made possible by the sacrifice and gift of Christ, is to take part in God's redemption of the world! This adventure has everything that makes adventures great. There are risks, reward, quests and all that stuff. So pray for us as we continue on this journey, and we promise we will pray for you.

Here are some prayer concerns
  • Our physical health as we deal with adjusting to Mountain Time, dryer/thinner air, cooler weather, and daylight that lasts like 17 hours a day!
  • The administration of our houshold as we navigate all the paperwork of switching over addresses, registrations, licenses, etc.
  • Our spiritual focus as we try to prepare for all God has for us to do.
  • Our marriage as we leave familiar faces and surroundings.
  • Our families as they struggle with seeing even less of their all-too-oft far away children.
  • The Coeur d'Alenians whom we meet. They seem a little confused about why we moved here.

That's enough to start with. We hope those of you who are interested in becoming better pray-ers (I know I am) will take this as an opportunity to put all you've learned about prayer to use. Try committing to pray for our requests every week. I promise to try to update at least once a week. Choose one or more prayer requests and try to remember it throughout the week. In fact, feel free to write out a prayer and leave it as a comment, or if while praying God lays something on your heart, share it here so we can all learn a little more about how this prayer thing works. Have a great day!

Comments

  1. Hey, I'm praying for you and missing you at the same time! Cheese! *that's me smiling really big into the computer screen!*

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  2. You know we love and miss you but are praying that God will you use in a special way. Mom

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  3. "I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your ROOTS will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to Him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen."

    I pray that this will become more and more real to you...that your faith will grow deeper, your love stronger, your understanding wiser, your trust more sure. I am thankful that God has chosen you and wants to bless you through these people that you will serve. I love you both, and I am very excited to partner with you in prayer. Great pictures by the way! ya'll are so cute.

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  4. Oh...I know that you are both Masters of the Divine...but, just in case that set of verses looks funny, it's Eph. 3:16-21 New Living Translation. I'm just adding the reference for good measure.

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