SUPPLICATION

SICKNESS – LIFE THREATENING

[The majority of our prayers concern physical health. We all know someone who is dealing with a life-ending disease. Here is an opportunity to pray for them. Fill their name in the blanks.]

PRECIOUS IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD IS THE DEATH OF HIS SAINTS

Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 6.21.02 PM…FATHER, reveal to ____ why death is so precious to You. It is so important and not a light matter because it is connected with Your “great plans, and…there are great purposes to be accomplished by it” Barnes’ Notes (ref#16, [Ps 116:15]).

A Purtain believer said, “I am not afraid to look the king of terrors in the face, for I know I shall be drawn, not driven, out of the world” The Valley of Vision (ref#76, p205). Cause ____ to realize You, FATHER, have thought long and hard about such a great decision. The death of a saint is an act of great deliberation on Your part (ref#16, [Ps 116:15]).

Death is important because, (1) one more successful race is won, (2) “a new triumph of the work of redemption—showing the power and the value of that work” has occurred (ref#16, [Ps 116:15]), and (3) it is living proof of Your reality, better than any abstract argument” (ref#16, [Ps 116:15]). Keep ____ aware that You celebrate when a saint moves forever from earth to heaven as well as when a sinner trusts in JESUS (Luke 15:7).

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SUPPLICATION

GENERAL SICKNESS

[The majority of our prayers concern physical health. We all know someone who is dealing with the pain of sickness. Here is an opportunity to pray for them. Fill their name in the blanks.]

GOD GLORIFIED IN SICKNESS

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-4-57-19-pm…FATHER, embolden ____’s faith so she finds peace in believing that this sickness that disappoints (him/her) is due to the limitations of (his/her) human sight—that You have better plans than (he/she) can see (ref#66, p57). Inspire (him/her) to realize that even in Your plans for Your Son, You did not deliver Him from the cross but glorified Yourself through His suffering (ref#66, p61).

Favor ____ by impressing upon (him/her) the fact that You have moved (him/her) away from Your work so that (he/she) might be able to concentrate exclusively and entirely on You. In (his/her) work (his/her) great desire was to glorify You; now in (his/her) rest (he/she) has the opportunity to glorify You. Thank You, FATHER, for selecting the best means for ____ to advance Your glory (ref#61, Aug 16th).

LORD, (he/she) whom You love is ill (John 11:3). FATHER, how You love and guard Your suffering patient. Impress on ____ that as (he/she) is languishing and weak (he/she) is more inclined and able to hang on to You. And You will not forsake (him/her) (Heb 13:5).