Robert Belanger (4 July 2011)
"Re: Prayer Requests from Shelva, Dave, Joe and Lynn"

"I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower, I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies." Psalms 18:1-3 "Open thou mine eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law." Psalms 119:18

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To Shelva Sirry:
It is good to thank God for the hearing that you do have and have enjoyed for many years, I presume. He hears your prayers, you need not rely so much on others for you are very special and dear to Him. Do not be afraid any more, remember Psalm 23 "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for Thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." "Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to usward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened..." Psalms 40:5-6.

Dearest Lord, let Shelva know and feel Your loving presence in her life and be filled with the confidence and strength that can come only from Your divine presence and infinite love. Lord, I join with her now in humbly asking for Your help and support in trying times. We thank you so much for always being near and ready to help. All praises to Thy holy name. Amen.

To Dave Gazaway:
Your experiences of demonic attacks are unsettling to hear about and I can only imagine your desperation in actually living through what you describe. But, as I mentioned to Shelva above, you need not be filled with fear or perplexity, you have the choice to make. Please, cast all of your problems, and they are many, on our dear Lord, Jesus, who is presently at your elbow ready to help. Turn away from the possible worldly solutions that you think would solve your problems, and instead let Him bring His immense power to rescue and save into your life. Remember His Word: 1 Corinthians 6:19 "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" Psalms 17:7 "Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them." "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalms 27:1

Dear Lord, let Dave banish fear from his life and release Your power as he receives the gift of courage and peace from the ultimate Volunteer who is able and ready to help. Lord, I join with him now in asking for Your protection, guidance and never-ending protection from the forces that seem to be unleashed against him. Let him overcome the demons that  attack him through the power of Your loving assistance. We thank You now for Your never-failing help in difficult times when our very souls are being tried. All praises be to Thy holy name, now and forevermore. Amen.

To Joe M.:
I join you in prayer for your daughter LaToya and your mom. Yes, beliefs in new age teachings are harmful in many ways: they reinforce a trust in the powers of sinful humans instead of Jesus, they increase the separation between man and Jesus, and they fill the time and consciousness with false hopes, based on something other than the only way, "the truth and the life" John 14:6. Now is the time for you to draw closer to Jesus who is standing behind you now and will hear and respond to the deep-felt prayer of your heart.

Dear Lord, let Joe realize now more than ever before in his life Your immediate presence and love. Let him feel Your presence and support. Joe, we need to always remember that our dear Lord has clearly demonstrated His love. Lord, we thank you for Your love, Your help and Your comforting support throughout our lives. Amen.

To Lynn:
I join with you to pray for you and your brother in prison and for the wife and children whose lives are affected by all of the actions taking place. We pray that the Lord will provide you with His strength and courage. Remember, all things are possible to Him. Trust Him with all of your mind and heart. Turn your head aside and know that He is there next to you now, ready to hear your prayer, ready to help. Give Him the opportunity to respond to your needs, He prefers to respond rather than always taking the initiative Himself, though He often must do so when we miss our opportunity to call on Him. "Forsake me not, O Lord: O my God, be not far from me. Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation." Psalms 38:21-22.

Dearest Lord, let Lynn and those she loves know that You are there with them, You do care so very much, and that You are already taking actions that will eventually bring them all to a much better place. We thank You for Your unending love and support and solutions to our problems while we wait for Your return. All praises are to Your holy name now and forevermore. Amen.

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"Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud nor such as turn aside to lies."Psalms 40:4 "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer." Psalms 19:14 "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered...Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance." Psalms 32: 1,7.

YBIC,
Robert