"My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
Dear Praying Friends,
Our family recently returned from vacation to Nashville, TN - the heart and home of country music. We had a delightful time being together, enjoying the sounds of the south and the music that originated there. We also enjoyed worshipping and singing together in the “Bible Belt!” It got me thinking about how our prayers are like music to our Lord originating from our hearts.
Where would we be if God did not have “ears” to hear us? What would life be like if He did not hear us when we called out to Him?
God made the ear of man to hear His Word. God has an ear to hear our prayers to Him as well. In fact, the Scriptures are full of promises that the Lord will not only hear our prayers and answer them, but He will speak clearly to us as well. Here is a sampling:
- Isaiah 65:24 | “Before they even call out I will respond; while they are still speaking I will hear."
- Psalm 4:3 | “Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord will hear when I call to Him.”
- Psalm 10:17 | “You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry.”
- Psalm 17:1 | “Hear, O Lord, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer."
- Psalm 54:2 | “Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.”
- Psalm 94:9 | “Does the one who makes the human ear not hear?”
- Psalm 143:1 | “O Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy."
- Matthew 17:5 | “This is my one dear Son, in whom I take great delight. Listen to him!”
We can sing and praise God because He does desire to hear our thoughts - our praise to Him, our repentant and thankful hearts, as well as our petitions. We can be confident that God will hear our prayers when we pray them for his glory! Let us “TASK” in prayer: Together, Asking, Seeking, Knocking.
Below are the current praise and prayer requests for our Palau team. Thanks for praying for them as they proclaim Jesus worldwide.
Singing in prayer with YOU,
Chicago, IL | The Amplify Conference was last month where Luis encouraged over 800 evangelist and church leaders to renew their commitment to proclaim the gospel.
Nantucket, MA | Luis was at an outreach there sharing the Good News in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Lord used Luis powerfully to share the clear Gospel with several thousand people during the weekend events.
Grand Rapids, MI | Key committee leaders as they make plans for a festival there.
Eugene, OR | Kevin Palau and former Portland Mayor Sam Adams will meet the Eugene mayor on Wednesday July 12th!
Miami, FL | Kevin and Levi are meeting with Ruben and the Latin LPA team there to plan out the “2020” strategy for expanding festivals, NGA, and City Gospel Movements across Latin America!
Cote d’Ivoire, Africa | Tim Innes and Gary Losey as they work through all the details with leaders there for the festival this fall.
Please open and pray for the people/events in more detail from our regional prayer requests:
Africa | Gita Santangelo & Dana Iverson | Report
Asia | Connie Luebke & Gail Link | Report
North America | Vicky Burgess & Michelle Palau | Report
Europe | Caryn Ogle & Kim Grimberg | Report
Central & South America | Kheri Schaar & Janet Cabascango | Report
Caribbean | Debbie Jamison & Glenda Kraus | Report
JOIN US ON JULY 25
Our quarterly prayer conference call is Tuesday, July 25th, and YOU are invited to participate! The call will be about one hour long and will start at 1:00pm (Pacific Time), 2:00pm (Mountain Time), 3:00pm (Central Time), and 4:00pm (Eastern Time). Watch your email for call details as the date gets closer!
Thank you for listening and speaking, even singing, to our Lord in prayer for Luis and Andrew and the team as they proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people of the world!