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It’s now 4 am, and I’ve been up for a bit in league with Holy Spirit to write out this prayer for the medical warriors. Now it’s your turn my friends. Please pray this prayer in agreement with me, and please comment any medical professional you know, and I will add them to my prayer list as well. Thanks friends! Much love!
Yahweh Rapha, The Lord Who Heals! We glorify Your name! We are grateful that You heal bodies and souls. You are the Lord who pardons iniquities and heals all our diseases. We honor and praise Your Name. We are grateful that You not only created our bodies to fight infection, but that You step in when an infection or injury becomes too much for our body to fight alone. You are a giver of life!
We thank You today for those that You’ve called to operate in mercy and partner with You in healing. Today we join our faith to uplift those who’ve answered the call to work in the health care arena. The medical warriors. Nurses. Doctors. Aides. CNAs. Orderlies. Assistants. Administrators. Techs. We lift them up all up to you today. We thank You that they are gifts to us from You. We thank You for their hearts to care for us and serve the sick, wounded, and vulnerable.
We ask that you grant them Your perfect peace. We declare that that their hearts will not be troubled nor afraid. In every circumstance they will remain calm, and be granted courage and strength in heart and in body. We thank You that no evil will befall them, nor any sickness come hear their homes. As they are caring for those whose bodies are fighting infection, we declare that their immune systems will be strengthened. We join our faith to declare that even though there are tens, hundreds or even thousands that may fall ill around these medical warriors, it will not come near them. They and their families will remain healthy and protected.
We uplift the doctors, therapists, and their teams who work in offices forced to close. We ask for supernatural provision to pay their bills and provide for their families. You are Yahweh Yireh! You are the God who provides. We thank You for providing for these teams while they are unable to work.
We ask Your wisdom be granted to the decision makers of hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, rehab facilities, other medical centers, and pharmacies to make the best possible decisions for every employee and every patient. We thank You that when You grant wisdom it is liberally given without reproach. Thank You Father for leading the leaders.
For the medical warriors on the front lines, we thank You for supernatural strengthening of their bodies. We thank You for true rest when they are sleeping and home with their families. We thank You that You guard their families, and do not allow illness nor stress to follow them home. We ask for supernatural joy to be released, especially when nurses, aides & doctors are tired and on long shifts. As these teams are meeting needs for others, we ask that You provide for their needs. Masks. Gloves. Protective gear. Rest. Encouragement. Snacks. Safe child care. Help at home with cleaning, grocery shopping, or whatever else they may need. You know individual needs and we thank You that you are Yahweh Yireh, the God who provides what we need when we need it.
Jesus, I ask You to tend to those in my life who are medical warriors and I invite Holy Spirit to change the atmosphere of the facilities they work in to one of joy, peace & hope, that they may abound in hope by the power of Holy Spirit. Thank You for loving them more and better than I can.
I lift them and their coworkers to you now, by name.
Amber, Hurley Medical Center, Flint
Cathy, Nurse, Tucson
Christopher, Medic, Milwaukee Fire Dept
Christine, Charlie, Divia & Mackenzie, Valens PT, Alexandria
Donna, Nurse, Dothan
Janelle, Cardiac EP, Loma Linda
Janette, Mike, Patrick and TG, Axis, Crystal City
Nicole, Spectrum, Grand Rapids
Nikki, Pruitt Health, Macon
Pam, Spectrum, Reed City
Tammie, Pharm Tech, Cadillac
Father, I thank You that you not only hear our prayers given in faith, but that you answer them. You are a good, good father, and I am grateful. I ask this all in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
“But if you will listen, I say to you, love your enemies and do something wonderful for them in return for their hatred. When someone curses you, bless that person in return. When you are mistreated and harassed by others, accept it as your mission to pray for them.” Luke 6:27-28
Jesus isn’t saying this because he agrees with what that person has done to you. It’s not about the other person, it’s about you and your reactions. It’s okay to feel your feelings…hurt, betrayal, anger…but deal with them. Don’t let them seep into your heart.
If you’re not careful with your heart, you’ll become negative and unforgiving. Then bitter and resentful, and even revengeful. Don’t poison yourself. Take your feelings and turn them into prayer.
Point to ponder while you wander….Praying for your enemies and those who’ve hurt you directs your negative feelings into a positive. It changes you for the better, and invites God into the situation. Wisdom, peace, hope, and love enter when God does.
I’m having a rough time with one particular condescending co-worker. After a meeting with him I need to walk for a minute and readjust my attitude. Then I read this… sigh. How do I work that magic of my best self coming out in the face of being condescended to?
Proof I need Jesus more every day.
Matthew 5:43-47 The Message Version
“You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty. If all you do is love the lovable, do you expect a bonus? Anybody can do that. If you simply say hello to those who greet you, do you expect a medal? Any run-of-the-mill sinner does that.”
Love is always the right answer. I know that. Be kind. Don’t puff myself up. Be patient. Remembering that in the moment and choosing to act on it…that’s maturity in Christ.
Right now my emotional stability is continually fluctuating. And my intellectual pride really detests being talked down to like I am an idiot. I am not am idiot. I may not understand something. I may not know something. But I am always willing to learn.
But these are just excuses and rationalizations.
I should not behave like a toddler.
The Fruit of the Spirit should be kicking in…Self-control and Love.
But I need to choose to respond in love. Just like I need to choose joy in the face of trials like condescending co-workers. Just like I need to choose to maintain peace in the face of stress.
Jesus is always there to call on. Holy Spirit is always there with His Fruit of the Spirit. Abba is always there loving me (and you) and believing in me (and you).
So I need this reminder every Monday: Choose love today, Jill.
Point to ponder while you wander…is verse 48: “In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up. You’re kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.”
King David wrote a good chunk of Psalms. He wrote in the desperate times, the good times, the perilous times, and basically every other time in his life.
Being a writer…I appreciate David’s vulnerability and his willingness to express it.
David would seek God when he was at the mercy of someone else’s choices (King Saul trying to kill him) and when his own choices caught up to him.
He never blamed God. He had a legit relationship with God, and understood who God is. God is merciful. God is ever present. He is persistent and consistent.
God never left David. Their relationship was permanent. God’s love unconditional.
When I’m struggling…I curl right up and live in Psalms. They remind me that the answer is always pray, trust God, and worship no matter what.
Why is that the answer? Because God is listening and loves me unconditionally, just like King David.
Point to ponder while you wander…
God is listening to you and will answer you…
“I will praise You, for You have answered me, and have become my salvation.” Psalm 118:21 NKJV
“On the day I called, You answered me; And You made me bold and confident with [renewed] strength in my life.” Psalm 138:3 AMP
“As soon as I pray, You answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.” Psalm 138:3 NLT
We may not SEE immediate results from our prayers, but that doesn’t mean God is ignoring you. He is listening. He heard you. Trust His timing.
His initial response is to encourage and strengthen you. To remind you He loves you, especially in those times when strengthening you is all God can do in the situation.
Sometimes God cannot do what you’ve asked. He has the ability, of course, but God respects our free will. He will only work within the confines of our choices.
When people make choices, God respects those choices even if He doesn’t agree with them. Sometimes other people’s choices negatively impact us.
When this happens pray the Word over the situation! Keep declaring His promises to turn it around for your good!
God will not intervene without invitation. This means your prayer is vital. Essential. Key. VITAL. Keep praying. Keep speaking the Word over every person in the situation. It matters.
Point to ponder while you wander… Prayer invites God to do whatever He can to turn the situation around for the good of those who love Him.
Keep praying. Trust Him. He is faithful. Even when those around us are not.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 NLT
More on this Subject: https://jillbeingstill.com/2016/06/30/god-is-listening/
“Love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives His best–the sun to warm & the rain to nourish–to everyone.” Matthew 5:44-45 MSG
So many times in my life I’ve let people steal my joy and peace because of the way they’ve treated me. For too long I’ve let my day be darkened by someone else’s attitude. Jesus spoke this for our protection and for our good.
When we respond the way Jesus recommends, we are able to maintain our peace and joy. We grow in maturity. It’s a bad situation turned for our good. And we are helping someine who is struggling, because that other person clearly needs prayer, a love infusion, and more Jesus.
When we allow people (whether we like, love or loathe them) to color or even ruin our day by their behavior it means we have ceded control of our mind, will, and emotions to someone else. And that someone else probably doesn’t like themselves any more than they like us.
Something to ponder while you wander…a person’s treatment of you is a reflection of them, not you. Your reaction reveals your heart condition, not theirs.
On this absolutely gorgeous day…that I’m thoroughly enjoying….I see this little teeny cloud. And I started thinking about Elijah praying to end the drought. I am not praying for rain but I am praying that you get a hold of the same kind of resolve that Elijah had telling his servant and Ahab to run from that teeny cloud, knowing with all that he was that God had answered His prayer.
Faith is believing before you see the manifestation of your promise or answer to your prayer. Knowing that He who has promised is faithful.
“Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, “I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea.”
Then Elijah shouted, “Hurry to Ahab and tell him, ‘Climb into your chariot and go back home. If you don’t hurry, the rain will stop you!’” 1Kings 18:44
Seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing!
Are you a prayer warrior or do you need prayer? Then check this out: Prayer Wall
For you warriors, I’ve noticed that depending upon when people post, some requests get like 20-40 people praying, while others don’t have anyone or only 1 person praying. Feel free to scroll down and pray for those requests that God puts on your heart or all of them if you want.
Nothing happens without prayer. But with prayer, all things are possible.
Our words have CREATIVE POWER. Speak what you want to see not don’t speak the problem.
There’s a blessing recorded in Numbers 6:24-26:
“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”
I like this blessing and I am choosing to speak it over you. But I can’t just post the blessing without you understanding just how good of a blessing it is.
– The Lord here is Yahweh (also pronounced Jehovah) which is God’s proper name in Hebrew.
– Bless is to prosper as the result of divine favor. Prosper in a Biblical context isn’t just financial prosperity. It’s to be successful at whatever you set your hand to do. It includes relationships. It includes ministry. It includes your health. It includes rest and peace. It’s an overarching prosperity in every area of your life.
– Keep is to keep, tend or watch. Usually referring to a garden or a flock of sheep.
-Face shine upon you has to do with God’s presence and having His favor.
-Gracious means to have mercy, have pity upon or to have favor towards.
-Lift up countenance means to cheer up, but when it’s in reference to God it means that God looks upon you with kindness.
-Give here means to put, set in place or establish.
-The best part of this blessing is that peace is the Hebrew word Shalom. It can mean hello, goodbye or peace. But it isn’t just peace. Shalom is an all encompassing peace. This peace includes contentment, completeness, wholeness, well being and harmony.
Based on Numbers 6:24-26, this is my prayer for you today.
Father, I ask that every person who reads this know that You are God. That You are big enough and that Your grace is sufficient. I pray that they feel and acknowledge Your presence in their life today. That they know down to their core that You are with them and You are for them. I pray they see You working in every area of their life.
I ask for Your divine favor and gracious mercies follow them, even pursue them today and every day. I pray that You keep watch over them and their families. I pray that You to protect them, even if it’s from themselves. I pray that they will be restored to wholeness and be established in peace. I pray that they will receive and choose to walk in Your peace that passes all understanding. I ask that they maintain contentment no matter how good or bad their present circumstances are and that they maintain an attitude of gratitude. I ask this all in the name of Your precious Son Jesus. Amen.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!