|Glenora Sc ~ Hospitalized this week. |
|Kalthy Cl is now home and is recovering from her recent hospitalization. Pray for her|
|Family of Reba Mu ~Pray for their comfort in the passing of Reba |
|Reg / Cheryl Di's grandson Quinton continues to show signs of improvement from|
|Larry Me ~ recovering from hospital stay for heart related issues. |
|Donna (Do) Wi ~ keep her in your prayers as she heals from foot surgery. |
|Angela Sl's aunt Debbie has undergone knee surgery and coworker Casey has been|
|Mary Ke's uncle suffered a major heart attack and is not expected to live....Pray for|
|Dawn Di ~ keep her in your prayers as she begins the next chapter of her life in|
|Coral Do ~ please keep her in your prayers. |
|Lorella Pr~ Currently struggling with medical issues. Doctors have determined that|
|Rev.Yao and Mariame DjeDje ~ LINKS missionaries. Keep them in your prayers as|
|Our Nation ~ keep our nation and its leaders in your prayers. Ask God to forgive us|
|Several in the congregation have requested that you pray and intercede for parents|
| Several in our Bethel family are struggling to make ends meet. Pray for God's|
|Pray for God's leading and wisdom. |
|Pray that God's kingdom would come soon - that His will would be done on Earth|
|Dr. Glen Gardner ~ Keep him in your prayers as he serves as the Superintendent of|
|Bethel Church ~ Pray for God to raise up leaders and workers for ministry. Pray for|
|Northbrook Early Childhood Academy – Continue to pray for the daycare as it|
|Cheryl Be ~ Keep Cheryl and the ministry, Feeding the Need, in your prayers as they|
|Jeremy St ~ For protection, strength, and God’s guidance in his life.|
|Mapfumo Samson ~ Bethel’s sponsored child from the Congo |
|Gita Tudu ~ Bethel's sponsored child from Bangladesh|
|Cristel ~ sponsored child from the Philippines|
|Baraka ~ sponsored child from the Congo. |
|Keep Our Missionaries in Prayer!|
|Pray for the success and safety of all our military personnel where ever they have or|
|Pray that in everything we do, think, and say God will be glorified - that others will see|
|Pray that we will see and boldly do God’s will and that we will be empowered and led by|
|Pray that nothing we do or say will be an embarrassment to Him |
|Pray that we will trust God for all He has in store for us. |
|Pray that our good influence on behalf of God's work and Kingdom will increase. |
|Pray that we will be kept from evil and that evil will be kept from us. |
|Pray for our leaders and those in authority - that they would see and follow God's leading.|
|Pray for our nation - ask God to forgive us. |
|Pray for Pastor Paul, our Church staff, & leadership teams - wisdom and boldness |
|Pray for our children and teens as they face pressures we never knew in our day |
step up - take your place
be an intercessor - pray for someone else's needs
|Before God will change your situation, He often needs to change you.
Prayer is not so much about us getting God to do what we want, but rather
its about us finding out and getting on board with what God
wants and is already doing ...
Be sure you listen as much as you speak your mind ...
|If God cares so wonderfully for flowers
that are here today and gone tomorrow,
don’t you think he will surely care for you?
Don't be faithless concerning God….
Your heavenly Father already knows your needs.
Rather than worry,
make His Kingdom and doing right your chief aim
and the things you need for living shall also be yours.
Matthew 6:30, 32-33 [paraphrased]
|Brothers, count it all joy
when you experience different testings and temptations.
Know this -
the trying of your faith [your confidence in God]
puts your patience to work
[your ability to behave consistently
in any and all circumstances].
Let patience grow and finish its work developing you,
so that you may be complete and whole in your walk,
lacking nothing concerning your confidence in God.
Do you lack wisdom?
Ask for it from God, He gives to all men liberally
and won't criticize or punish you for asking.
If you ask for wisdom it will be provided by God.
If you ask however, ask in faith, with confidence in God.
Be patient - steady and consistent - don't waver.
The one that wavers is like a wave of the sea,
blown by the wind, churned up, and tossed about.
Don't think that anyone who wavers
- who is inconsistent in living, who lacks confidence in God -
will receive any thing from the Lord.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
James 1:2-8 [paraphrased]
|Is anyone among you afflicted
(ill-treated, suffering evil)?
He should pray.
Is anyone glad at heart?
He should sing praise [to God].
Is anyone among you sick?
He should call in the church elders
(the spiritual leaders and mentors).
And they should pray over him,
anointing him with oil in the Lord's name.
And the prayer [that is] of faith
will save him who is sick,
and the Lord will restore him;
and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
Confess to one another therefore your faults
(your slips, false steps, offenses, and sins)
and pray [also] for one another,
that you may be healed and restored.
The earnest [heartfelt, confident, and consistent] prayer
of a righteous man makes tremendous power available
[which is a force for change in its working].
James 5:13-16 [paraphrased]
|Every good gift and every perfect gift
(is free, full and complete and)
is from above;
they are sent to us from God, the Father of all that gives light.
When we live in His light
there is no variation,
no rising or setting,
nor are there any shadows cast on us
like the sun when it moves behind a cloud.
James 1:17 [paraphrased]
|After this manner therefore pray ye: Matt 6:9-13 KJV
to pray as John the Baptist had done with his disciples.
Recognize God for who He is and honor Him for it.
Hallowed - sanctified, separate, special, holy, unique.
Remember, those praying this prayer are ‘disciples’; believers.
How do we as believers ‘hallow’ God’s name?
We do not take God’s name in vain …
This is not about swearing, cursing, or running around
repeating ‘Oh, my gaawd!’ every 2 minutes…
- asking for God’s help but not believing that He will.
- giving Him control and taking it back at the first opportunity.
- ‘talking the talk’ but not ‘walking the walk’.
- attaching God's name to something He has nothing to do with
and does not, would not approve of being associated with...
When you pray ‘Thy Kingdom come’ you are asking that the Lord
Jesus would return soon and to set up His eternal rule.
Yep … you are asking for the Rapture of the Church
and the endtime events God has planned to be
completed soon and quickly.
Look for, Pray for the Lord's soon return - It is our Hope...it is the
future we expect and it should be the basis for our actions today.
uncontested reign and rule.
- It is your agreement to carry out God’s will personally as you see it in
God’s Word and are guided by the Holy Spirit.
- It is asking God to expand His plans and purposes in and through us
- It is asking Him to empower us to do His will
- It is submitting yourself to God's will and obeying Him as quickly as
His angels do.
- It is making His will, representing Him on Earth your daily lifestyle...
When tomorrow becomes today, God will still be in control, will still
love and care for us, and will still have more than enough to satisfy
the needs we'll have then.
He and His love for us aren't going anywhere ...
as we forgive those who have trespassed against us.]
[Watch out - don't let the sun set while you are still angry.]
Bless us in the same way we bless others…those who are in our debt…
It is His to rule. Jesus is Lord !! God is in control.
It's Him for us ...
He empowers us. It's His strength we use, not our own.
It's Him through us ...
- By our lives…By us abiding in Him; being faithful, meek, and
self-controled – representing God rightly.
- By being longsuffering, gentle, and good toward others.
Only He deserves and should receive all glory
- the thanks, praise and honors for what we accomplish.
|When the Lord brings someone to mind, it's not a coincidence.
He expects you to do something about it - to intercede ...
Like any soldier in the army, you are occasionally ordered to
"STOP, DROP, and GIVE ME TEN"
"Stop what you were doing, Drop to your knees (mentally if not physically),
and give God 10 seconds, 10 minutes, 10 hours, 10 dollars ... 10 whatever..."
If God has shown you a need and provided and enabled you to meet that need
He expects you to meet that need --
not to just pass the need along hoping someone else will step up and meet it.
He expects you to pray, inviting Him into the situation, asking Him to empower and enable both you
and the one you are interceding for to trust Him;
that in everything - in every thought, word, and deed - He will be glorified !!!
As you go through the week and God brings one the prayer requests below or that person to your thoughts,
stop right then and there and intercede...give God ten.
Whether it's one particular prayer request or you present the whole list to God,
pray and do as God leads and grabs your mind, heart, and attention...
YOU ARE ENGAGED IN SPIRITUAL BATTLE !!!
|JAMES 4 [paraphrased]
1 WHAT LEADS to strife, discord, and feuds?
at war for control of you?
2 You are jealous and covet what others have and your desires go unfulfilled; so you
hate becoming murderers at heart.
contentment, or happiness that you seek,
so you fight and war within and with others.
You do not have, because you do not ask.
3 Or you do ask God and fail to receive what you ask because you ask with wrong
purpose and with evil, selfish motives.
selfish comfort and purposes.
your marriage vow to God!
enemy of God.
The Spirit Whom He has caused to dwell in us yearns over us and He yearns for the
Spirit [to be welcome] with a jealous love?
6 But God gives us more and more grace through the power of the Holy Spirit, to meet
this evil tendency and all others fully.
grace continually to the lowly, to those who are humble enough to receive it.
7 So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from
8 Come close to God and He will come close to you.
|The real 'Lord's Prayer' is in John 17.
Look at the things He asked the Father for us.
• “Father, glorify Jesus and Yourself through us” (vs1,10).
• “Enable us to reveal Your character and heart to those we contact.
• “Grant each of us the eternal life that comes from knowing You,
the one true God and Jesus Christ, whom You sent (vs2-3)
• “Lord, help us to glorify You in all things. Give us strength to complete
the work that You have given us” (v4).
• "May our words and actions come directly from You” (vs6,8,26).
• “Protect us from the evil one by the power of Your name. Do not allow any
of us to be turned from You or your ways” (vs11-12,15).
• “Unite us completely so the world will know the truth about Jesus and
Your love as they watch us live. (vs11,22-23).
• “Show me how to protect others from evil and the evil one" (v12).
• “Fill us with Your joy” (v13).
• “Empower us to be effective witnesses for You. Bring many to believe in
Jesus through our message” (vs18,20).
• “Help us to equip them to carry out Your mission in the world” v18).
• “Sanctify us so they too may know and live the truth” (v19).
• “Show us how glorious Jesus is. Let us experience Your deep
• “Draw us into oneness with You.
Allow us to experience the depth of Your love so we can pass on
that love to them” (vs22-23).
Based on a Disciplship Journal article by Dianne Bundt, Editor, DJ Online News
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and post requests for prayer and
intercession that are made in a public forum.
We will leave them on the website for up
to 30 days from the date that we receive the
request, or the latest update / further info.
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what God is doing concerning the request.
If you have a prayer request that you wish
to be printed in the next bulletin, you can
submit it on a Communication Card and
place in the offering plate, leave it on the
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Requests must be received by noon on
Friday to be printed in Sunday’s bulletin.