I found these two articles very informative. They enlighten our hearts and minds concerning prayer needs for the Kenyans and the missionaries ministering to them.
KENYA–Displaced Kenyans wish for return to normal.
KENYA–Missionaries open home to displaced Kenyans. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=27449
Weekly E-mail Devotional
“But when you pray, go into your room,
close the door
and pray to your Father, who is unseen.
Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret,
will reward you.”
Matthew 6:6, NIV
A Word From Billy Graham
“Our Lord frequently prayed alone, separating Himself from every earthly distraction. I would strongly urge you to select a room or corner in your home where you can regularly meet alone with God. That quiet, secluded, soul-to-God praying in which you come to the mercy-seat can be your greatest blessing. As we observe the prayer life of Jesus, we notice the earnestness with which He prayed. The New Testament records that in Gethsemane He cried out with a loud voice, that in the intensity of His supplication He fell headlong on the damp ground of the Garden, that He pleaded until His sweat became ‘as it were great drops of blood’ (Luke 22:44, KJV). The Scripture says, ‘Pray without ceasing’ (1 Thessalonians 5:17, KJV). This should be the motto of every follower of Jesus Christ. Never stop praying no matter how dark and hopeless your case may seem.”
Does Prayer Really Make a Difference?
1. Read Genesis 18:20-32. How did Abraham’s entreaties influence God?
2. According to Matthew 7:7-11, what did Jesus say about our requesting things in prayer?
3. In Mark 11:20-25, Jesus used the fig tree as an illustration of answered prayer. What conditions did He place on our prayers being answered?
4. What does the parable of the widow and the judge in Luke 18:1-8 teach us about prayer?
5. Study James 5:13-18. According to the book of James, what characterizes the person whose prayers are effective? Observe your own life to see that prayer really does make a difference. Record your requests; throughout the days ahead, make note of how God answers your prayers.
Father, teach us to pray as Jesus prayed. Help us to come to You with all things and at all times. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Do we really go to God with “all things” or sometimes with only the things we’re having trouble handling ourselves?
“Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble,
by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
~2 Corinthians 1:3-4~
Powerful Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Rocks Western Indonesia; Tsunami Warning Issued (Headline from Fox News this morning) Please pray for the people in this area who may have been affected by the earthquake or the tsunami.
Peggy Alford said her brother, Leroy Stringfield, and other family members in Alabama are safe. The tornado hit about half mile from his home. They were inconvenienced with no electricity, phone, etc., but that was minor compared to what happened to many homes in Prattville, Alabama. Thank God for all the lives that were spared in that tornado.
A young man who lives in the East Fort area showed me pictures of damage in his neighborhood. I didn’t know about any damage in that area, just thought it was south of Greensburg and between Arcola and Fluker. Once again, people were very thankful to be spared.
Robert William “Will” “Boomer” Clemons, Jr.
(December 7, 1982 – February 18, 2008)
Died at 5:26 p.m. at his residence in Monticello, Arkansas. He was a native of Montpelier and a resident of Monticello, Arkansas. Age 25 years. Visitation at McKneely & Vaughn Funeral Home, Amite, Saturday February 23, 2008 from 12Noon until Religious Services at 3:00p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Services conducted by Rev. W.S. Manchester and Rev. Brady Whitton. Interment in Montpelier Cemetery. He is survived by his Mother, Cindi M. Blades and her husband, Bill, Montpelier; His Father, Robert “Bob” Clemons Sr. and his wife, Vonda, Monticello,Ark.; His Sister, Kim Konzelman Webb and her husband, Wil, Madison,Ms.; Nephew, Baylor Travis, Madison, Ms., Grandparents, Marilyn Bond Morgan and the late Thomas E. “Bobbie” Morgan, Montpelier; June Lester “Nan” Clemons, Amite; William “Bruce” Clemons and his wife, Gwyn, Monticello, Ark.; Great-Grandmother Imogene S. Clemons, Hammond; 3 Uncles and 3 Aunts and numerous cousins. “Will” was an avid outdoorsman and Saints Fan and loved his Ninja Turtles.
Update on Bro. Butch Reviere from Lauree:
Butch is still in Lacomb Hospital – waiting on results of blood culture- will be able to come home when they determine the infection and switch him to oral antibiotics.