A special prayer for Kimberly and Tyler on their wedding day…

"Love each other, as I love you"

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

Father, because love is patient…

Help us to be slow to judge, but quick to listen. Hesitant to criticize, but eager to encourage, remembering your endless patience with us.

Because love is kind…

Help our words to be gentle and our actions to be thoughtful. Remind us to smile and to say “Please” and “Thank You” because those little things still mean so much.

Because love does not envy or boast, and it is not proud…

Help us have a heart that is humble and sees the good in others. May we celebrate and appreciate all that we have and all that we are, as well as doing the same for those around us.

Because love is not rude or self-seeking…

Help us to speak words that are easy on the ear and on the heart. When we are tempted to get wrapped up in our own little world, remind us there’s a great big world out there full of needs and hurts.

Because love is not easily angered and keeps no record of wrongs…

Help us to forgive others as You have forgiven us. When we want to hold onto a grudge, gently help us release it so we can reach out with a hand of love instead.

Because love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth…

Help us stand up for what is right and good. May we defend the defenseless, and help the helpless. Show us how we can make a difference.

Because love always protects and always trusts…

Help us to be a refuge for those around us. When the world outside is harsh and cold, may our hearts be a place of acceptance and warmth.

Finally, because love always perseveres…

Help our hearts continually beat with love for You and others. Thank You for this day and for showing us what Love really means.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Praying for Vivian Medellin – 9/7/2011

Prayer request from His Message for You Ministry for Vivian Medellin who is battling a serious illness and is asking us to join her in faith and prayer.

We pray together in complete and total faith, with all of our strength, passion, love and Hope for Vivian.

Father, we have faith in your Healing Word and that Your Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven. We believe, in the name of Jesus, that Vivian is surrounded and covered by Your Holy Spirit. We pray You bless her with Your Saving and Healing power, according to 1 Peter 2:24. Your Word explains that Jesus Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses. Therefore, with great boldness and confidence we say on the authority of Your written Word that Vivian will be comforted now and healed, and that Your Love and Grace is upon her.

We have the assurance of Your Word that Your Holy Spirit encamps around us and by Your Plan delivers us from sickness and injury. No evil shall befall us, no plague or calamity shall win over us. We confess Your Word abides in us and delivers to us perfect soundness of mind and wholeness in body and spirit from the deepest parts of our nature in our immortal spirit even to the joints and marrow of our bones. Your Word is medication and “Life” to our flesh for the law of the Spirit of Life operates in us and makes us free from the law of illness and injury.

Lord, we wear the armor of Your Word to protect us from all the fiery darts sent towards us. We praise You Jesus as the high Priest of our confession and we hold fast to our confession of faith in You and Your Word. We stand immovable and fixed in full assurance You will heal Vivian.

In Your name Lord and Christ Jesus we pray, Amen

Praying for Elvira Lopez “Chiquita Nana” – 9/3/2011

Prayer request from His Message for You Ministry for Elvira Lopez. We prayed together in faith for many days and our Father rescued her last night. We are also praying for our good friends and Elvira’s granddaughters, Courtney, Samantha, and Alyssa and we stand firm in faith with them knowing Elvira is victorious and her peace now is a victory He has planned for all of us in our future Glory!

Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us

We pray with all of our passion, love and faith for Elvira “Chiquita Nana” Lopez, her family and all of her friends.

Father, we do not always understand, but we know Your plan is always for good and that You will welcome Chiquita Nana home with open arms.

"Welcome Home Elvira, My victory is your victory"

Ephesians 1:9-11 “God has now revealed to us His mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill His own good pleasure. And this is the plan: At the right time He will bring everything together under the authority of Christ — everything in Heaven and on earth. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything workout according to his plan.”

1 Corinthians 15:51-57 “Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye…we shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed… and this mortal shall have put on immortality… thanks be to God, which giveth us this victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Father, bless all of us with an understanding of Your Message and promise that Elvira’s rescue is a victory You promise for all of us in faith. Bless Chiquita Nana’s family with the strength, courage and understanding only Your Holy Spirit can provide. Cover them with Your Love, Mercy, and Grace and comfort them.

In Your Name God our Father, Christ and Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit we pray, Amen

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