My sister, Shirley, typed this up and gave us each a copy after our prayer gathering at her house for our family. Her daughter, Cathy, was there, our other sister, Jackie, my daughter, Donna and her granddaughter, Hannah, who is 7.
TSUNAMI OF PRAYER
A tsunami is usually caused by a powerful earthquake under the ocean floor. This earthquake pushes a large volume of water to the surface creating waves. These waves are the tsunami. In the deep ocean these waves are small. As they approach the coast these waves get bigger.
Tsunami is a Japanese word meaning harbor wave.
"THEN SAMUEL TOOK A STONE AND SET IT UP BETWEEN MIZPAH AND SHEN, AND CALLED ITS NAME EVENEZER, SAYING, "THUS FAR THE LORD HAS HELPED US"
1 SAMUEL 7:12
Carolyn said a couple of weeks ago that she wanted to start the new year in a powerful and God honoring way and she felt getting together for a prayer time to seek the LORD with praises to his name and our lists of blessings would be a good way to start the year. Thus, the tsunami of prayer which has been quaking in our hearts has begun.
These words from the devotional "Streams In The Desert" for December 31st seemed to speak volumes. "So let us call out to one another through the darkness, till the gloom becomes vocal with many voices, encouraging the pilgrim host. Let the echoes gather till a storm of Hallelujah break in thundering waves around the sapphire throne, and then as the morning breaks we shall find ourselves at the margin of the sea of glass, crying, with the redeemed host, "Blessing and honor and glory be unto Him that sitteth on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever".
As we gathered around the table on Friday, January 3, 2014, our Lord softly and gently honored us with His holy presence. He listened intently to our praises and our requests that we presented to Him:
Kaitlyn [granddaughter] having baby in March-safety and healthy delivery
Dan [grandson] a job to support his family
Rob [grandson] favor in his new job and great settlement for his injuries
Travis [grandson] decisions about school, job and playing ball
Jeff [son] for a great settlement for his injuries
Melinda [daughter] new career and good health
Kim [daughter] in Florida for new beginnings, new business and better life choices [and for all mine]
David, Heather, Erica, Rick, Janna-all from Jerry Lee's family to Melinda's
Please pray for all mine: Happiness, joy, peace, love and comfort and my desire to become debt free
Little Gavin who has been fighting cancer for over 1 1/2 years
Jared & Laura Hill and kids who are on the mission field in Uganda for 7 months-safe keeping and success in God's work
Prayer for my spirit and freshness in my journey.
For Connie [daughter] guidance and restoration and for Jessica, Nick, Monica, Gary Lee, Linda, Maria, Adam, Aiden, Mandy, Michelle and John and for husband, Gary. For all to have a closer walk with the Lord. Kyrstie and James in growing together as one in the Lord. Praises for bringing us this far.
Praises for new home and being able to provide home for family. For strength to live and work and fill our home with peace and love.
Praises and requests mingle together for-
Dusty's [son] situation with his dad and all the things he is dealing with in that situation-for strength and wisdom.
Ryan [son] and Natalie having a baby boy in April.
Jim [husband] health issues and his growth in Christ
Keith [brother] health issues and spirit
Debbie [sister] health issues
Mom [Shirley] strength and health
Sue Howell and family
Our church and Pastor Tom
Blessings on my new business
Praises for my brother's and sister's healings; my beautiful grandkids; my whole God given family; and Jim's faith.
for Larry and Delores [our brother and sister-in-law]
and safe keeping and good health for their sons Danny and Chris, their daughters-in-law and grandchildren, Chris and Zoe
I thank God for my family and His loving kindness over us. As He brings us into a new year of adventures and wonder filled moments, I ask Him for refreshing and joy in my walk with Him. I pray that I will always leave room in my schedule for His unexpected visits. I pray that His light will shine through me to dispel the darkness of this world. I pray for wisdon in so many decisions that are in front of me and peace in those decisions. For my family and loved ones to grow in Him in all areas of their lives and I ask Him to strengthen my resolve to be a better ambassador of Him as we are indeed pilgrims here in this land. I pray for this tsunami of prayer that our Lord has quickened in our souls and spirits to grow and grow into a force that no one can stop because He is the Author and Almighty God of creation and Sovereign over all. For His honor and His glory we ask
AMEN AND AMEN
We started this tsunami wave of prayer over our family, would you continue it over your family til it becomes a giant wave over this nation of ours.
This family knows that God still works miracles, we have witnessed His power and glory in healing several in our family that amaze even the doctors.
God bless you