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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

LEARNING TO LEAN

If this is your first visit, please stop by here and read a little bit about our ministry--how we are joining together to lift others to God in prayer. This is an interactive blog based on a comment and response system. We'd love to see your prayer requests, praises to God, in the comment area and others will be supporting you through their prayers written as a response to your comment there. Be sure to come back and see the prayers lifting you & yours together to the LORD! Now let's learn to

LEAN ON JESUS


Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old deacon who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.' After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.

He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this... I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years.

It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit.

So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall.

Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn. I've been around a long time.

I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.

Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't . So we need to pray,

'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.''

If you stare at this barn for a second you will see who will help us
stand straight and tall again

I see this principle at work in David's life. I'd like to show you how David was taught to lean solely upon the Lord (at a later time & place through Psalm 34 & more). I want us to learn the truth that what God did in David’s life He is prepared to do in your life and mine. You see, leaning isn’t bad; as long as we are leaning on the right One.

I want you to take time
written by John Stallings
[click to be linked to song]

Kathleen Dillard's WOW in my email this week from PrayerEdge was also on:
[to listen click on it]


On what or on whom are you leaning for your support?

I'm learning to lean on Jesus, how 'bout you?


Here is a prayer starter...or you can pray however you'd like:

O sweet, precious LORD, I come to You this day.

and lay this down
(tell Him what you are laying down)

I have carried this far too long.

I need You Lord Jesus. I want to lean on You.

Your Word tells me:

in Proverbs 3:5
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" NIV

So I'm leaning on You! Trusting in You!

You also tell me:

"Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
in Matthew 11:26

I will trust in You for this....

and then I will gladly take Your yoke, learn & rest.

"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11: 29-30

Thank You for setting me free from this

Thank You LORD for all of this! I am complete in You! I glorify Your Name!


BE SURE TO GO AND LISTEN TO KATHLEEN DILLARD at PRAYEDGE!
IT IS WELL WORTH IT!
She is giving a word of prophecy that may be for you!


PRAYERS/Comments THAT APPEAR DELETED ARE NOT ~ JUST MOVED!

THE PRAYERS FOR DR. PIERCE WERE ALL MOVED BELOW in

If the prayer had other petitions they were left here. So there are not 14 PRAYERS LIFTED to the THRONE here...but LESS on LEANING. 

Please continue to lift Dr. Pierce & family in that post not here. Jennifer @ Through the Storms of Life has given us many of the urgent prayer & updates, please go there also.

If you need a prayer on something that you need to LAY DOWN & LEARN to LEAN please share that with us here. They'll be a new post soon for more prayer requests. Let's keep learning to lean and lean on Jesus for Dr. Pierce & his family & the community. Thank you all!

19 comments:

Peggy said...

LORD, Today I come to You and lay down my wanting to be in control of people around me.

I've carried "controlling" issues far too long after being controlled by someone. I forgive them and ask that you remove this from me.

Lord Jesus, I want to lean on You!
So today I'm leaning on You & trusting in Your understanding which is far beyond mine. I come to You for rest. I lay down my burdens and my weariness. I trust in You so
I gladly take Your yoke in exchange for mine and learn from You.

Thank You for setting me free from
any control I want to pick up and manage on my own. From now on, it's Yours. May those who conditioned me with this control that I've been fighting, lay down their control also in Jesus' Name. I give You all glory, honor and power but mostly my THANKS for the weight off my shoulders. Thank You Jesus! I love You and Praise You for lessons I am learning to LEAN on You & YOU alone

Your surrendered daughter...Peggy

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Aunt Kathy said...

Dear Lord, thank You for ministering to Peggy today and helping her to understand that You are to be in control and she is to rest in You. For giving her peace that surpasses all understanding as she let's go and hold's on.

Oh Father we lift up this Christian DR and this tragedy he has been dealt. Oh Dear Lord, please see that he is not in great pain with the injuries he has suffered. Give the medical team Your wisdom to heal this man that loves you. Thank You Lord that his wife and young children were not also in or near the car, but help them to trust and believe in YOU and your mercy. Give the FBI and the authorities to find out the exact cause of this explosion and if it's vehicle related we lift up all the hybrids out there now and ask that You place a hedge of pratection around them until a recall can be issued and the problem fixed.

We can not even begin to understand why things happen in this world, and to good people that love YOU, but we can hold onto the fact that NOTHING takes You by surprise, You see the beginning and the end and You will ALWAYS take care of Your children in whatever way YOU KNOW is best for us.

Thank You, in the name of Jesus, who suffered, died and rose again that we might have HOPE eternal and everlasting LIFE. AMEN

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Denise said...

Dear LORD, I come to You this day. and lay down the burden of worrying about what others think of me having no hair.I have carried this for way to long. I need You Lord to lean upon. I put my trust totally in You. I choose to rest in You. Thank You Lord for freeing from this burden. I love You. Amen

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sailorcross said...

My Father in Heaven,

I come to you this morning with my sister Denise in my heart.

Lord, You know her health problems, you know everything about her. You know how much she loves You and places her trust in You.

I pray today that You take away from her the prying eyes of others, the thoughts that she herself has about the loss of her hair.

You have uniquely created Denise, and Your love for her is beyond compare of anyone here on this earth.

Free her from this burden, Lord, the worrying about what others think of her and instead fill her with thoughts of Your love for her. When these thoughts come into her mind, remove them and replace them with thoughts of Your love for her--Your continual, unfailing love.

I praise You in advance for the answering of this prayer because I know that You have the power, the strength, the might and the love to lift these thoughts and this burden from my sister in Your Son, Denise.

I pray all of this in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, Our Savior, Redeemer and Friend,

Amen

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Peggy said...

Dear Lord, Thank You for the answers to our prayers! Thank You for burdening us to keep him & his family in prayer. Thank You for each of my sister's prayers! I kneel in agreement with them. Thank You for Jennifer's heart and calling this to our attention & keeping us alert & updated! Protect everyone in Jesus' Name.

Please continue to do MIRACLES with Dr. Pierce! Be with him and his family throughout this ordeal with peace, comfort, reassurance, strength, forgiveness, restoration, complete healing, protection and anything that they will need to recover from this horrific, senseless victimization! Find the person responsible and bring justice & help for this person!

Most precious Lord, I come to You on behalf of my sweet sister Denise. You know her inside and out, loving her completely for who she is and the sweet heart you've given her. We ask for special miracles for Denise also! Healing Lord that flows from Your Throne, from the top of her head to her toes. Fill her with Your healing touch! Her heart has been wounded by unneccessary & ignorant comments from others. Lord, protect Denise & her Lovebug from hearing or paying attention to such rude people, who have no business judging or making looks or remarks. This is a difficult situation enough for Denise. Guard her heart & her thoughts as Beth has prayed. Cover
her with Your shield & helmet! You are her Lord, Rock & Refuge! As she lays this down, don't let her pick it up again or any of the suffering or hurt. Cause all of this to disappear like dust in the wind.
Help the people that encounter Denise to see past her head & into her heart. Let them look into her eyes with compassion before their lips would open or thoughts form unjustly. Bring them eyes of understanding with love & compassion. Lord, even though diabetes has robbed Denise of much in physical health, You are the Lord of Righteousness & Restoration! Give back to Denise all that has been stolen. Her heart has stored up so many treasures, let those shine. And if it be in Your will, remove the thorns in Denise's life. Heal her. Take away anything that she is using as a crutch to lean on and replace it with her leaning on You completely.
From her own mouth, she has declared that she no longer wants
to carry this. So remove it in Jesus' Name. Your yoke is easy and Denise needs Your easy & light yoke. Touch the cells in her head and cause little new sprouts to thicken and grow completely once more. Whatever has been done in harm, may You turn it around and bring good from it! We stand in TRUST & believe that nothing is impossible for You! We love You, Lord & thank You as You cause us to grow & learn of You! Keep us close to Your heart & will by being in Your Word & prayers. We give You all glory, honor & power for ALL
You are doing in Jesus' Name. For when 2 or 3 are gathered in one accord there You are in our midst!
I bind the rude remarks and ill judgments made against my sister and I release love, understanding and compassion from others to look beyond and see God's Light in her!
Thank You! Thank You for Who You are!

Denise said...

Lord, I praise You for my dear prayer warrior friends, Beth and Peggy. I love them both very much and appreciate their prayers on my behalf. May they be sweetly blessed, as they bless others. I love You precious Lord. Amen

sailorcross said...

My Sweet Precious Jesus,

I come to YOU this day and lay down at Your feet an issue that I have been dealing with for so long. I thought that this area had been conquered in my life, and I still find that it has not.

I have given you the issue of trust so many times before, and I come to You again today with this very same problem in my heart and on my mind.

Lord, You know me so well, know all that I have been through in my life. All of the things from my past come back to haunt me, Lord, and make me mistrusting of others, sometimes even You.

I ask you, Lord, to lift this burden from me and place me secure in Your arms, trusting You with 100% of my life knowing that You only have good plans and purposes for me.

Help me to always lean on You, Lord, particularly in this area of trust which is holding me back from pursuing Your dreams and plans for me.

I love You and I know with all my heart, mind, soul and strength that You
have more love for me than anyone in this world could begin to offer.

You have already proven Your love for me by the sacrifice of Your very life. How can I even begin to hold the least amount of untrust?

I ask you to erase those images from my past and replace them with images of You-holding me close and loving me always with no plans to hurt or harm me.

My tears flow at the thoughts of this--that I hold this issue still in my heart. Please take it from me this day, Lord. Take it from me forever. I give this to You again and again until it is gone completely from my life.

I pray this in Your Name, My Savior,

Your child,

Beth

Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Beth is hurting today over an issue of trust. Father, she has given this issue to You before, but she keeps picking it up, and carrying it around in her life. Lord, she has been through so much pain over the years, it is very hard for her to trust because of yesterday. I ask You to please wrap Your loving arms around her, and show her that yesterday is gone, it does not matter any more. Tell her how very much You love her, reaffirm how much she can totally depend upon You. You are the only one we need to put our trust in Lord, help Beth to understand that. I love You Lord, You are my all in all. Amen

Denise said...

Dear Lord, I praise You for all the precious blessings You bring into my life. I want to praise You, and serve You all the days of my life. May I always serve You with love, and much faith. I love You. Amen

Denise said...

Please pray for me and Eddie, he got bad news about his job yesterday. He will not work Feburary 16-20, March 2-6, March 16-20, or March 30-31. The rest of the time, only four days. We would really appreciate your prayers. Dear heavenly Father, Eddie and I put all of our faith and trust in You. We love You so very much, and we give You praise for what we know You can, and will do. Amen

sailorcross said...

My Dear Heavenly Father,

I come to You today with Denise and Eddie in my heart.

Eddie's job situation looks bleak for the next few months, working only a few days.

I lift Denise and Eddie up to You this morning knowing that You will keep them in Your care, provide for them in ways that we cannot even imagine.

They have put all their trust in You, Lord, and all the love in their hearts and praise goes to You.

I ask that you continue to provide for them, both materially for their daily needs and also emotionally. Let them lean on, Jesus, fully knowing and trusting that You will see them through this time of job and financial uncertainty.

You know their needs and I know that You will keep them in Your tender, loving care.

If a new and more stable job is in the future for Eddie, please also provide this for them now.

You know all, see all of us here, love each and every one of us. I thank You for Your unconditional love for us, Your unfailing love.

During this time, let Denise and Eddie be so aware of Your presence in their lives. Help them to put all their worries and anxieties on You, Lord. Help them to lean fully on You.

I join with Denise and Eddie, and all those who love You, singing my praises and adoration to You this morning. ou are our most Holy God, Father above all, creator of our universe, our Almighty God, and we praise You fr who You are--ever faithful, never unfailing, fully trustworthy.

In Your Son, Jesus, most precious name I pray,

Amen

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PRAYER for Our Nation

This was shared in an email from the Presidential Prayer Team:

Declaration of Independence Signer

Samuel Chase
George Washington (1732-1799), 1st President of the United States

"Almighty God: We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy Holy protection; and Thou wilt incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government; and to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." --

This prayer of George Washington appears in St. Paul's Chapel in New York City.

To read MORE go here with Presidential Prayer Team