Michael Colunga (22 Apr 2011)
"To:  Leslie--re:  "Prayer request""

Hello, John and Doves,
Take heart, Leslie, God is the King of Time.
    "Remember the former things of old: for I [am] God and [there is] none else; [I am] God, and [there is] none like me,
    "Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times [the things] that are not [yet] done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure...."  Isaiah 46:9-10
The question is, "Does God want to save people?"
    "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
    "Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him."  Romans 5:8-9
Now, what if Carl is in a bad place [whatever that may mean], can God reach him?
    "Behold 2005, the LORD'S 3068 hand 3027 is not shortened 7114, that it cannot save 3467; neither his ear 241 heavy 3513, that it cannot hear 8085."  Isaiah 59:1
What if Carl is in a really, really, really bad place?
    "Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them."  Hebrews 7:25
Now for prayer.  What words to use?
    "...[Y]our Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him."  Matthew 6:8
What if words fail?
    "...[T]he Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."  Romans 8:26
How do we know we have what we have asked for?
    "Confess 1843 [your] faults 3900 one to another 240, and 2532 pray 2172 one 240 0 for 5228 another 240, that 3704 ye may be healed 2390. The effectual fervent 1754 prayer 1162 of a righteous man 1342 availeth 2480 much 4183."  James 5:16
What is "effectual fervent prayer?"
    "Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
    "And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him."  1 John 5:14-15
What about waiting on pins and needles for an answer?
    "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
    "and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:6-7
Finally, always remember that,
    "The Lord is not slack concerning [His] promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance."  2 Peter 3:9
In HaShem [The Name],
Mike C.
Leslie Fain (18 Apr 2011)
"Prayer request"

Please pray for Carl he has been missing for 5 days. He has been very depressed because he just found out he has parkinson and his girl friend broke it off with him. He came to help maple syrup with another friend then left and hasn't been seen since. I just found out (sunday nite) I wish that I had found out earlier to ask for prayer I am afraid he may have taken his life. He is the son of a friend he doesn't know the Lord. But I believe in prayer so I am asking for all the prayers I can!
Thank you!