Prayer request from for my dear friend and the father of one of my closest friends, Mr. Alvin Marques. I looked up to Alvin and respected him dearly for his characteristics of loyalty, patriotism, caring, sharing, giving, serving and loving. Amen, the characteristics of our Lord. A clear and obvious vision of the victory won, and that Alvin walked in the Spirit of our Victor.
Services will be July 8th – 9-9:45am at Whitehurst Funeral Home – 10am Rosary at St Joseph’s Church – 10:30am mass at St Joseph’s Church- 12:30pm burial at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery. A reception will be announced to follow the ceremonies.
We pray together now with broken hearts, but in complete and total faith, with all of our strength, passion, love and Hope for Alvin, his wonderful family and many, many friends.
Father, we have faith Your will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven. We know Your plan is always for good and we pray You will bless Alvin’s family and friends with the understanding and comfort only Your Holy Spirit can provide. We know You have welcomed him Home with open arms.
We pray in faith in Your Word:
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.”
We praise You and thank You Lord that Your blessing of redemption and victory for Alvin is a blessing You graciously give for all of us!
In Your Name God our Father, Christ and Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit we pray, Amen