gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
November 14, 2018 at 11:34 am
Many of you are aware of the fires burning in California – please pray that these fires get extinguished sooner than later. We are praying for rain to fall on the fires, and also into our reservoirs and snow to fall in the mountains which is our water source for next summer.
Our former pastor was in Paradise last week when the firestorm began. He was there helping his brother move. They received no evacuation notice. But they saw the orange sky, ash falling and after talking to a cousin, decided to evacuate. They drove out with a wall of fire along one side of the roadway. Thank God they are safe. They still don’t know if their family home survived, or if it burned as many did in town. Eventhough most of that town is destroyed, God preserved some homes and one large church, the Missionary Alliance property. Lord, help the MA congregation grieve together for all they have lost, and celebrate in all that they still have. Help them continue to be a clear and strong witness for You in their area.
That Camp fire has funnelled smoke all the way into the San Francisco Bay Area where the air quality is: Unhealthy. Outdoor events are being cancelled and people are being advised to stay indoors as much as possible. I talked with an elderly friend last night who lives 50 miles South from this fire. The air quality for her is: Very Unhealthy. Pray rain comes soon, puts out the fires and clears our air.
Fires in Southern California are also raging, destroying homes and threatening lives. When the winds are strong, it is so very difficult for our firefighters to extinguish the flames. Pray the winds cease.
Our praise is that we and our family are safe. Many people cannot say the same. Prayers for all.janel.holadayPrayers: 944Requests: 101
November 15, 2018 at 12:37 am
Giving thanks and standing in prayer. Stay inside, friend. Blessings!nolalkelleyPrayers: 2Requests: 4
November 15, 2018 at 9:55 am
I thank you for this prayer…I have many friends in Paradise as well. Many have ,lost there to es a d a few were spared. Hundreds of hurting people who have lost EVERYTHING must start over..I posted a request at the beginning of this week for our DAB family..A way to help…We have a go fu d me page..you can find it (you knew you grew up in Paradise when…) on facebook..We will be buy I g gift cards and distributing them to the shelters around Thanksgiving…Supp,is are pouring in but myself and my family felt gift cards were the best..I raised my family in Paradise..my children are grown but still had many friends who have reached out for help…please if you feel compelled reach out…any amou t will be a true blessing…Thank you DAB family…God’s Blessing..gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
November 15, 2018 at 11:22 am
Surround the people of Paradise and Magalia, Lord, with Your presence giving them Your peace, Your hope, Your comfort. Give each one Your wisdom about what to do next – such a huge decision to make. Help the firefighters get this fire 100% contained. They’ve been working day and night, so hard, to contain and extinguish this monster fire. I am mindful of firefighter Jesse Wooten who is on the fire line – keep him safe Lord and give him superhuman energy to fight on. Please, Father, calm the winds, even turn them back on the fire and help it self-extinguish. Give us rain to assist this fight, both for NorCal and SoCal. There have been so many crises that it’s easy to get overwhelmed, but Lord, You made us to be caring people and many, many people want to reach out and help those who lost everything. Help each person do their part, and together, as a community, we can bless and help each other. Let it be enough. Help the town authorities do their job well with identifying which homes were destroyed and those which were not. And for all the 100 people still missing, help them be found alive Father, somehow, somewhere. We lean on You, Lord, as our Comforter, Provider, Encourager, Deliverer. Be all that and more, today.gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
November 16, 2018 at 11:35 am
As we begin this Friday, our friend in Marysville is facing Hazardous air quality and ours has become Very Unhealthy all due to the continuing fires burning. Those fires are also threatening additional cities and people. We pray for strength and protection for our firefighters who have been on the fire line days on end, for more than a week now. And for all the evacuees camping in the Walmart parking lot in Chico, help each one find inside shelter ahead of the projected rains and cold. We cry out to You Father – for protection, for rain, for help and hope.l.l.arruplenPrayers: 97Requests: 5
November 16, 2018 at 3:21 pm
Sovereign Lord, You form light and create darkness, You make peace and create all things. Although we can never fully understand all of Your ways, we can rest assured that You are a merciful God. It is for the sake of Your name and for Your mercy that I add my voice to this prayer request. May Your Spirit minister to those who have lost so much and who may be living in fear of loosing more. I pray for protection for the emergency responders who put themselves in dangerous situations for the sake of others. We thank You Lord, for You promise to sustain and strengthen the weary who call upon Your Name. And it is for Your Name’s sake that I intercede in prayer on their behalf – for those who may be too weary to even call on You themselves and even for those who may not know You yet but who may come to realize that You are our only hope in the midst of their distress. May they say and believe as Isaiah 12: 2, 3 did “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord GOD is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the well of salvation.” Be strong and of good courage for the Lord our God is a most merciful God!gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
November 17, 2018 at 11:27 am
Hearing this morning that more than 1000 people are now on the Missing Persons list. Lord, help each and every person be found, safe & alive, if at all possible. If that’s not possible, let them be found so their families can pay their respects and bury their family member.
Our air quality continues to be Very Unhealthy, some areas it is listed as Hazardous. People with breathing issues are having difficulty. No one is complaining, realizing that all this smoke represents hundreds of homes completely destroyed by fire, and so many people displaced.
Lord, be near the brokenhearted and draw them to Yourself. Be their comfort, peace and give them hope.frankopoy68Prayers: 1045Requests: 12
November 18, 2018 at 5:16 am
Amen to all the prayers. Dear Lord we lift up your people to you in this time of need. In the loving name of our Lord Jesus Christ we pray.gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
November 19, 2018 at 12:43 pm
Today we bring you a sacrifice of praise — after learning that our Pastor Paul’s family home WAS destroyed in the Paradise fire — still, we trust in You. We know You love him and his family. Thank You for providing him and his brother, Ray, safe passage out of the inferno. Thank You for the clothes and the boxes labelled “Pictures” they were able to take. Thank You for the preplanned move for Ray to go live with his brother, Paul. Help them through all the insurance, FEMA and all other fire-related processes that are ahead for them. Thank You for the sweet fellowship time with Paul & Ray last weekend as they joined us for worship and lunch. You provide blessings upon blessings and we are so very grateful. Thank You, LordgsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
November 20, 2018 at 11:20 am
Today Father, we come to You asking that You send a healing rain to put out the fires and to clean our air. We know You are in control of everything and we trust You. Encourage our firefighters who are still in the battle and have been there for nearly 2 weeks now. Give them rest and safety. And we pray an outpouring of love and support for all the people displaced from the fires this Thanksgiving week. In the midst of their pain, may they feel Your love through the love of Your people.gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
December 3, 2018 at 11:54 am
All praise to You, O Lord the fires are 100% contained and most people have been found, some firefighters are returning home, a few had their homes burned to the ground. For the remaining Missing People, Lord help the Recovery Teams find their remains, be identified properly and returned to their families for farewells. Thank You for the cleansing rains which have cleaned our air.
Bless each and every firefighter and team member that came to Paradise & Magalia to help! Bless that bulldozer driver who drove through the flames to rescue people stuck on the road as they tried to escape. Who does that? A brave man. A man who put others’ lives ahead of his own.
Father, You know that I want to help someone affected by this disaster. I don’t feel that You have given me permission to do so without my husband’s agreement. So – I pray that You motivate him to mention this to me and be the driving force behind reaching out and giving out of our abundance to someone who lost everything. I cannot preach to him. You can talk to him and I ask that You do so, and lead us to the person(s) that You want us to help.gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
December 6, 2018 at 11:25 am
I continue to wait on You, Lord. Patiently, quietly, obediently.gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
December 8, 2018 at 11:55 am
Today Lord, I continue to plead Your mercy for all the people affected by the Camp fire. May EACH and EVERY missing person be found. Help the forensic team do their work exceedingly well as they identify the bodies of loved ones. Father, I pray that NOT ONE person will be Missing when all is said and done. You know where they are. Please do this Lord, and in doing so bring peace and closure to all.gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
December 10, 2018 at 10:56 am
And for the many, many people whose homes burned, help them receive much more assistance and help than they ever expected. Overwhelm them with blessings! May each one know that it was You who sent in the cavalry to assist and help.gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
December 11, 2018 at 11:52 am
Father, we pray for the remaining 10 people who are Missing. Find them, Father, You know where they are. I pray they are found alive!
And for all the others whose homes and everything they had are gone, comfort them in ways only You can. Help them have an incredible Christmas encounter with You.dlponder2005Prayers: 221Requests: 27
December 11, 2018 at 6:25 pm
………………ALL GLORY TO GOD. TODAY…………….
“3….to provide for those who grieve in Zion— to give them a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and a garment of praise in place of a spirit of despair. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
……………………………….(Ashes to Beauty)………………………….
Father Thank You for G, my sister in Christ, “Exactly as You have her this moment,” right now, this New Day You made. Living the GIFT she has chosen, according to Your purpose today, Praising You, thanking You for all that is GOOD and giving You all of her, in each moment, together, in Your Perfect Will, Living inside her. Thank You, Father, that YOU have her surrounded by shields of heavy favor, a hedge of protection and countless Warriors, of the God of Armies, “whose she is, a fully Armoured, child of the Most High God, crowned by HIM, royalty.”
Thank You, Father, for my brother and sisters here, giving You all Glory, knowing You are the Truth, in every moment, knowing that to You, Most High God, “even the darkness doesn’t hide from you, but the night shines as the day. The darkness is like light to you.”
VICTORY, children of the Most High God. Victory, indeed.
Father Thank You for Your Mercy that endures forever.
Father, You said,………………
…………….”5 Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions and be satisfied with your present circumstances and with what you have; for God Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor [c]give you up nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! Assuredly not!”
…..PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1913,…………
……………….DELIVERED BY C. H. SPURGEON,…………………….
……………..AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON…………….
“The oil of joy for mourning.”
“MOURNERS in Zion ought to be doubly comforted, for here, in this gracious promise, is a second0
gift of divine love to them—a second exchange of loss for gain. The varied expressions of this choice
Scripture shows the manifold loving kindnesses of the Lord to His afflicted and the plentiful devices of
wisdom by which He ministers consolation. It was not enough to give the sorrowing ones, “beauty for
ashes”—He must add oil with which to enhance the beauty and take away, not only the ashes but the
mourning which lay beneath them! This, also, illustrates the exceeding fullness of the blessings which are
stored up in the Lord Jesus—in Him we have everything which heart can wish—a rich variety of joyful
blessings never to be exhausted! It also shows us the marvelous fitness of our Lord Jesus, since solely
because of His coming as the anointed of the Lord, there is healing for the wounded, liberty for the
captives, eyes for the blind, comfort for mourners, beauty for the disfigured and oil for fading
countenances! He meets every need of the soul and fills the heart to overflowing with contented gratitude.
Let it be repeated and gratefully remembered that all these good things come by the anointed Savior alone.
There can be no traffic with heaven except by the crimson road of the atoning blood! No channel for
divine favor except by the Christ of God on whom the Spirit of the Lord forever rests! To Him be glory
forever! Blessed be His name—He is the channel of divine grace and in Him is no straitness or
shallowness! A divine riches of glory flows to us by Christ Jesus—”
“Immortal joys come streaming down,
Joys, like His griefs, immense, unknown.”
“If our Redeemer were not what He is, what would we do? But being what He is, there is no necessity
which He cannot supply, there is no grief which He cannot relieve and there is no right desire which He
cannot satisfy. Let us drink of the river of His fullness and sing to His praise!”
Father Thank You for Your Faith, Today. In Jesus Name, Amen.frankopoy68Prayers: 1045Requests: 12
December 12, 2018 at 7:06 am
Amen to all the prayers. Dear Lord please intervene in this situation and bring the glory of your blessings there. In the loving name of our Lord Jesus Christ we pray.gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
December 12, 2018 at 11:25 am
Today Lord, we ask that You would kindly assist the recovery teams with finding the remaining TEN missing people. Thanking You in advance. May it be said of You that You know and remember each individual. We are all important to You! What a glory for the news to be able that ALL missing Paradise residents have been located!gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
December 13, 2018 at 11:33 am
Thank You so much, Father, for the additional 7 people who were found! Only 3 missing at this time. Find them, Lord. Find each one! Thank You for hearing and answering our prayers.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come. You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by Your will, they were created and have their being.gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
December 17, 2018 at 11:29 am
Now that the fires are out, and we are beginning our rainy season, the greatest danger is that of mudslides in the burned out areas.
We pray for the people of the towns of Paradise and Magalia – where people are searching through the ashes of their homes – to find anything, any one thing that survived the firestorm. Praise You that one husband found his wife’s wedding ring and returned it to her! Another person found one piece of ceramic that belonged to their grandmother, it came through unharmed.
Help each person find appropriate ways to deal with the emotional struggle of having lost everything. As they go to their properties, help them grieve, each in their own way, and look to You for their hope and their future. Bring peace and comfort to each and every person affected by this terrible experience.gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
December 18, 2018 at 11:49 am
Peace, be still and know that You are God is my prayer for the fire victims today, Lord. Many continue to struggle to find a place to live, to have a working vehicle, to have money for gasoline and groceries, trying to not only help themselves stabilize but also their children who cannot wrap their minds around all that happened and all that they have lost. Help the parents come to good terms with this firestorm and then be able to appropriately help their children. Give them a new perspective on life and what’s important all the while they search for a place to live, a job to work, money for food, shelter and clothing.gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
December 21, 2018 at 11:43 am
Today Father, I bring my acquaintance, Champagne before You. She and her family lost everything in the Paradise fire, house burned to the ground. Thankfully they got out alive. She is struggling. Her kids are struggling. They had a pre-planned move to North Carolina and have already driven across country and are there now. Help them find new friends and new things to do. Ease their pain. And as Champagne and her older daughter return to Paradise to see their property, it will be difficult. Give them courage, strength, and hope. Help them grieve and be able to have some measure of closure. It will be their first time to see the ashes of their home. Lord, I pray for Your comfort for them, and if at all possible that they find one treasured item among the ashes. I pray this entire family turns to You for their hope and their future. Thank You for preserving the life of each of their family members! It was a horrible, unthinkable firestorm. Give them Your rest.gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
December 31, 2018 at 12:17 pm
Continue surrounding Champagne and her family today as they bid farewell to what was once their home, now a pile of ashes. Help her see You, feel You, hear You in the midst of all that sorrow. Bless her, Lord and provide exactly what she and her family need. Gird her with Your strength and courage to move forward. Help her grieve appropriately. Today, Father, I ask that You give her some hope and joy.janel.holadayPrayers: 944Requests: 101
December 31, 2018 at 4:40 pm
Father, gong You thanks and praise for all You did during the fires, after and now. Teach all those affected to dig in and trust You more. Let them trust Your Word and rely fully on You. You are comforting them and providing. Let them see Your hand. Thank You for giving Champagne and her family a new home. Fill them with Your Presence. You are good and always worthy of praise! I lift these people and all situations up to You. Thank You Daddy. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.gsimoninPrayers: 577Requests: 7
January 2, 2019 at 11:50 am
Yes, Lord, thank You for the home in North Carolina that You provided for Champagne and her family, well before the firestorm. Many people are still looking for a suitable place to live. And thank you that in their searching through the ashes of what remains of their burnt home, they did find some artifacts – one said, “Best Mom Ever”. I can imagine the truth of that statement for Champagne. As she returns to her new home, help her grieve appropriately, as she helps her children come to terms with all that has happened. Give her new, Christian friends to help her be strong and move forward. I pray her new community will reach out to them in love, concern, and friendship. Lord, I pray that she wanders into a Bible-believing church and be at home there because You are there. Thank You for Your protection, Your guidance and Your love of this gal and her family.
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