“Many are captured as they watch the dire, unfolding events in the Middle East, Africa, China and elsewhere. Yet the Lord’s end-time command was not just to “watch” but to “watch and pray” (Mk 13:33 KJV). Imagine, therefore, if instead of just watching, every Christian prayed the news? Or if each of us interceded when we heard an ambulance speed by or we turned to prayer when we read an urgent request on Facebook. Remember: the command is to “watch and pray,” not just watch. — Francis Frangipane, In Christ’s Image Training, Ministries of Francis Frangipane“
Join me in praying for the people involved with the Ebola Virus in the US and abroad:
Holy Father, we come to you today asking for your intervention with this deadly disease. Have mercy on the people abroad and in the US who have been exposed to, or have contracted the virus. Protect the aid workers, the health care professionals and maintenance staff who are working with the infected- keep them from harm. Father, have mercy and please heal those afflicted with this disease. Comfort and ease their pain and suffering. Drive out the anxiety and fear that is threatening to overtake them.
Please bless the researchers and doctors who are seeking a cure for this disease. Bless their efforts and give them the revelation and wisdom they need for a vaccine. Be with all of them.
Above all, Holy Father, bless the people who don’t know you yet. Bless them with the faith to come into the full, saving knowledge of Christ. Your promises are great, eternal and “for whosoever will” receive them. We ask this all in the name of Jesus. Amen
Please be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and continue to pray however He leads you.
I want to end this post with a wonderful Psalm of protection & deliverance. The promises in Psalm 91 are for all who call on God as their Lord & Savior.
Peace and blessings today and everyday!
Psalm 91 Amplified Bible:
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely,and in Him I [confidently] trust!
For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
[Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.
Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place,
There shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent.
For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service].
They shall bear you up on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.
Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.