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Prayer Thread Part 3.

 
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I know a young man who has been plagued with mental illness. He has struggled with it for the past 10 years or so. His name is Gary. He's got himself in a spot of trouble now and really needs God's divine intervention. He's going to end up facing some consequences for his actions but what's more important right now is his very soul. Please pray for Gary's salvation and sanity. Please ask God to embrace him in the Holy Spirit and heal his illness. Thank you and bless you for your hard work!
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Please pray for Robin. She is struggling with addiction after remaining sober for many years. She has had a very rough life but is a good person with a good heart. Please pray that the Lord will find a way to heal her heart and give her strength to overcome her demons. Thank you all and God bless you!
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Prayers for both your friends, and the people that help them. They usually feel so helpless.
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I know a young man who has been plagued with mental illness. He has struggled with it for the past 10 years or so. His name is Gary. He's got himself in a spot of trouble now and really needs God's divine intervention. He's going to end up facing some consequences for his actions but what's more important right now is his very soul. Please pray for Gary's salvation and sanity. Please ask God to embrace him in the Holy Spirit and heal his illness. Thank you and bless you for your hard work!
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Please pray for Robin. She is struggling with addiction after remaining sober for many years. She has had a very rough life but is a good person with a good heart. Please pray that the Lord will find a way to heal her heart and give her strength to overcome her demons. Thank you all and God bless you!
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Prayers for both your friends, and the people that help them. They usually feel so helpless.
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I know a young man who has been plagued with mental illness. He has struggled with it for the past 10 years or so. His name is Gary. He's got himself in a spot of trouble now and really needs God's divine intervention. He's going to end up facing some consequences for his actions but what's more important right now is his very soul. Please pray for Gary's salvation and sanity. Please ask God to embrace him in the Holy Spirit and heal his illness. Thank you and bless you for your hard work!
 Quoting: Malibu



Please pray for Robin. She is struggling with addiction after remaining sober for many years. She has had a very rough life but is a good person with a good heart. Please pray that the Lord will find a way to heal her heart and give her strength to overcome her demons. Thank you all and God bless you!
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Prayers for both your friends, and the people that help them. They usually feel so helpless.
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Agreeing in prayer. praying angel
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Please pray for the following two ladies deliverance and salvation. And that whoever they connected with as well received deliverance and salvation and that the light of God exposes everything. Amen YAHshua Jesus

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Praying for Robin, Gary, and all here.
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Praying for Robin, Gary, and all here.
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Amen.

Lord bless you Louis.

Father rebuke.Jezebel, Satanists, Jesuit scientists, witches and kabalists. Amen in YAHshua Jesus name
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Praying for everyone here and for all requested prayers. May everyone have a wonderful day!

Would like to ask a small and unusual prayer request. My husband and I have been plagued by a roving group of neighborhood children who do not live in our townhome complex for a year now with the blessing and encouragement of their parents and has even risen now to the level where we are being intentionally targeted. We have tried multiple times to get the townhomes to address this. My husband wrote tonight. I am hoping it coming from him instead of me with more forcefulness than I have employed will have more effect. I am really at my wit's end. It is hours of stress and anxiety on a daily basis and if this doesn't stop, we will be forced to move. Something I do not really want to do and will be difficult to find something similar to what we have. I would just like prayers that this come to an end and we are finally given some peace and the harassment stop.
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Praying for everyone here and for all requested prayers. May everyone have a wonderful day!

Would like to ask a small and unusual prayer request. My husband and I have been plagued by a roving group of neighborhood children who do not live in our townhome complex for a year now with the blessing and encouragement of their parents and has even risen now to the level where we are being intentionally targeted. We have tried multiple times to get the townhomes to address this. My husband wrote tonight. I am hoping it coming from him instead of me with more forcefulness than I have employed will have more effect. I am really at my wit's end. It is hours of stress and anxiety on a daily basis and if this doesn't stop, we will be forced to move. Something I do not really want to do and will be difficult to find something similar to what we have. I would just like prayers that this come to an end and we are finally given some peace and the harassment stop.
 Quoting: TrustNoOneKS


I so resonste with you. My happy life where I live has been ruined by people who don't live here (illegal encampment) With other residents I have fought this for over four years. The latest excuse not to move them is due to Covid (it seems the excuse for everything these dsya) I have put my house on the market now. Sad, as I had spent kots and made it my forever home. Shows nothing is forever!
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Praying for everyone here and for all requested prayers. May everyone have a wonderful day!

Would like to ask a small and unusual prayer request. My husband and I have been plagued by a roving group of neighborhood children who do not live in our townhome complex for a year now with the blessing and encouragement of their parents and has even risen now to the level where we are being intentionally targeted. We have tried multiple times to get the townhomes to address this. My husband wrote tonight. I am hoping it coming from him instead of me with more forcefulness than I have employed will have more effect. I am really at my wit's end. It is hours of stress and anxiety on a daily basis and if this doesn't stop, we will be forced to move. Something I do not really want to do and will be difficult to find something similar to what we have. I would just like prayers that this come to an end and we are finally given some peace and the harassment stop.
 Quoting: TrustNoOneKS


I so resonste with you. My happy life where I live has been ruined by people who don't live here (illegal encampment) With other residents I have fought this for over four years. The latest excuse not to move them is due to Covid (it seems the excuse for everything these dsya) I have put my house on the market now. Sad, as I had spent kots and made it my forever home. Shows nothing is forever!
 Quoting: MySoul


Praying for you both.

I have been looking at knock.com to possibly sell my place.
They have programs so you can buy another property and move so that you can prepare your old house to sell. Apparently they will buy your old place at a reduced price from your asking price if it doesn't sell. They said they will front up to 25k for repairs, etc. It has to be paid back somehow or other...I am still looking at it... This isn't an endorsement; I found out I qualified but I don't know if I can find something else. Daughter wants us to move closer to her; I am thinking to find a place she will be happy to inherit down the road...

Thanks everyone for prayers! We are just taking things one day at a time---like the hymn!

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My heart goes out to each of you, @TrustNoOneKS, @MySoul, and @Bastetcat. I've been in similar quagmires. Praying that God intervenes and that He quiets and stills the chaos, and removes the very sources of it and that His peace reigns. Praying that He protects and defends each household, and that He grants extraordinary favor.

Praying for all the needs and requests here in this thread.

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Prayers for all in need.
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Praying for everyone here and for all requested prayers. May everyone have a wonderful day!

Would like to ask a small and unusual prayer request. My husband and I have been plagued by a roving group of neighborhood children who do not live in our townhome complex for a year now with the blessing and encouragement of their parents and has even risen now to the level where we are being intentionally targeted. We have tried multiple times to get the townhomes to address this. My husband wrote tonight. I am hoping it coming from him instead of me with more forcefulness than I have employed will have more effect. I am really at my wit's end. It is hours of stress and anxiety on a daily basis and if this doesn't stop, we will be forced to move. Something I do not really want to do and will be difficult to find something similar to what we have. I would just like prayers that this come to an end and we are finally given some peace and the harassment stop.
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Prayers said. You need to call the cops on these hoodlums.
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Prayers said for all. grouphug
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Prayers said for all here.

Please continue to pray for my friend Ava battling cancer. She's on hospice now.

And with my sister, I just said what needed to be said and she ignored it. But I said it...so all good. Speak the truth in love. It's all we can do really.

Shalom be strong in your hearts, friends.
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Praying for everyone here and for all requested prayers. May everyone have a wonderful day!

Would like to ask a small and unusual prayer request. My husband and I have been plagued by a roving group of neighborhood children who do not live in our townhome complex for a year now with the blessing and encouragement of their parents and has even risen now to the level where we are being intentionally targeted. We have tried multiple times to get the townhomes to address this. My husband wrote tonight. I am hoping it coming from him instead of me with more forcefulness than I have employed will have more effect. I am really at my wit's end. It is hours of stress and anxiety on a daily basis and if this doesn't stop, we will be forced to move. Something I do not really want to do and will be difficult to find something similar to what we have. I would just like prayers that this come to an end and we are finally given some peace and the harassment stop.
 Quoting: TrustNoOneKS


I so resonste with you. My happy life where I live has been ruined by people who don't live here (illegal encampment) With other residents I have fought this for over four years. The latest excuse not to move them is due to Covid (it seems the excuse for everything these dsya) I have put my house on the market now. Sad, as I had spent kots and made it my forever home. Shows nothing is forever!
 Quoting: MySoul


Praying for you both.

I have been looking at knock.com to possibly sell my place.
They have programs so you can buy another property and move so that you can prepare your old house to sell. Apparently they will buy your old place at a reduced price from your asking price if it doesn't sell. They said they will front up to 25k for repairs, etc. It has to be paid back somehow or other...I am still looking at it... This isn't an endorsement; I found out I qualified but I don't know if I can find something else. Daughter wants us to move closer to her; I am thinking to find a place she will be happy to inherit down the road...

Thanks everyone for prayers! We are just taking things one day at a time---like the hymn!

hf
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Prayers for you all. praying angel
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Prayers said for all here.

Please continue to pray for my friend Ava battling cancer. She's on hospice now.

And with my sister, I just said what needed to be said and she ignored it. But I said it...so all good. Speak the truth in love. It's all we can do really.

Shalom be strong in your hearts, friends.
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Prayers said for all here.

Please continue to pray for my friend Ava battling cancer. She's on hospice now.

And with my sister, I just said what needed to be said and she ignored it. But I said it...so all good. Speak the truth in love. It's all we can do really.

Shalom be strong in your hearts, friends.
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Hoping she is not in pain.
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Prayers for all in need.
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Prayers said for all. grouphug
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Pray for these people, pray it doesn't come down to Waco 2.0. I wish (just this once) I had a car because I would drive the 14 hours or so.

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Praying for all. hf
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Pray for these people, pray it doesn't come down to Waco 2.0. I wish (just this once) I had a car because I would drive the 14 hours or so.

Thread: Alberta Govt Shuts Down Grace Life Church by Enclosing it in a Chain Link Fence Built Overnight (Page 2)

No, I'm not a double OP...it's a weird glitch.
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It will escalate.
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Pray for these people, pray it doesn't come down to Waco 2.0. I wish (just this once) I had a car because I would drive the 14 hours or so.

Thread: Alberta Govt Shuts Down Grace Life Church by Enclosing it in a Chain Link Fence Built Overnight (Page 2)

No, I'm not a double OP...it's a weird glitch.
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It will escalate.
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It is NOT going to get any better. There was an old website 'see beyond the obvious' SEEBO...he wrote an article 'When Bubba awakens', well, if there was ever a Bubba, it is Albertans. My government just done 'fucked up' (pardon my French) we are slow to rile but once alit...get out of our way.
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Pray for these people, pray it doesn't come down to Waco 2.0. I wish (just this once) I had a car because I would drive the 14 hours or so.

Thread: Alberta Govt Shuts Down Grace Life Church by Enclosing it in a Chain Link Fence Built Overnight (Page 2)

No, I'm not a double OP...it's a weird glitch.
 Quoting: Saint Lance the Odd from BC


God HELP us!!! Praying!!!
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I kind of ditched pryaing and called the RCMP and yelled at them.
I suggest you all do...most pertinently those outside of Canada. "Why did you back the erection of a fence around a Christian Church?" SHe denied it and I told the woman I was watching the video with the squad cars there at the same time as having non-civil discourse with her. 1-780-980-7200 call and launch international complaints. If not us? Who, if not now? WHen?
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I kind of ditched pryaing and called the RCMP and yelled at them.
I suggest you all do...most pertinently those outside of Canada. "Why did you back the erection of a fence around a Christian Church?" SHe denied it and I told the woman I was watching the video with the squad cars there at the same time as having non-civil discourse with her. 1-780-980-7200 call and launch international complaints. If not us? Who, if not now? WHen?
 Quoting: Saint Lance the Odd from BC


i called.....line busy. Thank you for the number. i will continue calling, and also pass on the information to Crossroads Prayer Line to ask them to pray along with us.

1-866-273-4444 (it's a 24x7, toll-free prayer line)
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I kind of ditched pryaing and called the RCMP and yelled at them.
I suggest you all do...most pertinently those outside of Canada. "Why did you back the erection of a fence around a Christian Church?" SHe denied it and I told the woman I was watching the video with the squad cars there at the same time as having non-civil discourse with her. 1-780-980-7200 call and launch international complaints. If not us? Who, if not now? WHen?
 Quoting: Saint Lance the Odd from BC


i called.....line busy. Thank you for the number. i will continue calling, and also pass on the information to Crossroads Prayer Line to ask them to pray along with us.

1-866-273-4444 (it's a 24x7, toll-free prayer line)
 Quoting: canyouhearmenow?


Cheers...will call them as well! It's beyond denominations now.
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PUBLIC STATEMENT
Dear fellow Albertans,

It goes without saying this has been an incredibly difficult 11 months. The effects and ramifications of COVID-19 on our precious province are not insignificant. We sympathize with everyone who has suffered loss in this time, whether it be the loss of a loved one, or loss stemming from government lockdowns (such as economic loss or suffering as a result of being denied necessary health care).

Given the attention our church has received in recent days, we want to address the broader public on our reasons for gathering as a local church. What follows is not a theological defence. We have already addressed that sufficiently here, here, here and here (and it is primarily and predominantly obedience to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that has shaped our stance). Instead, what follows will shed light on our approach to what is being called a “pandemic.” The reason we put “pandemic” in quotes is because the definition of a pandemic was changed about 10 years ago. At one time, a pandemic was defined as an infectious disease that resulted in a certain percentage of excess deaths over and above normal annual averages. The definition was changed in connection with H1N1 to remove this threshold. Ten years ago, COVID-19 would not have qualified as a pandemic. In fact, not even close.

When COVID-19 first appeared, we shifted to livestream and abided by most of the new government guidelines for our gatherings. But when the first declared public health emergency ended, we opened our doors and returned to nearly normal gatherings on Sunday June 21st, 2020. We did so recognizing COVID-19 was much less severe than the government had initially projected. This sentiment was reflected in the assessment of the Premier of Alberta, who deliberately referred to COVID-19 as “influenza” multiple times in a speech announcing the end of the first declared public health emergency.

In early July, it was brought to our attention that two separate individuals had attended our gatherings on two consecutive Sundays and subsequently tested positive for the virus (both cases being unrelated to each other). At that time, we did our own internal contact tracing (prior to AHS notifying us of the exposure), many of our congregants were tested, and it was determined that no transmission of the virus had taken place. Out of an abundance of caution, we shifted exclusively to livestream and shutdown all other ministries for two weeks (14 days). We did this to mitigate any further spread of COVID-19. When it was evident that no further spread had taken place, we resumed our nearly normal gatherings. Since then, we have gathered as a church each Sunday without incident (28 Sundays to date).

Having engaged in an immense amount of research, interacting with both doctors and frontline healthcare workers, it is apparent that the negative effects of the government lockdown measures on society far surpass the effects of COVID-19. The science being used to justify lockdown measures is both suspect and selective. In fact, there is no empirical evidence that lockdowns are effective in mitigating the spread of the virus. We are gravely concerned that COVID-19 is being used to fundamentally alter society and strip us all of our civil liberties. By the time the so-called “pandemic” is over, if it is ever permitted to be over, Albertans will be utterly reliant on government, instead of free, prosperous, and independent.

As such, we believe love for our neighbor demands that we exercise our civil liberties. We do not see our actions as perpetuating the longevity of COVID-19 or any other virus that will inevitably come along. If anything, we see our actions as contributing to its end – the end of destructive lockdowns and the end of the attempt to institutionalize the debilitating fear of viral infections. Our local church is clear evidence that governmental lockdowns are unnecessary. In fact, it is also evidence of how harmful they are. Without going into detail, we recently lost the life of one of our precious congregants who was denied necessary health care due to government lockdown measures.

Consider the following statistics. It is alleged that 129,075 Albertans have tested positive for the virus. That works out to just less than 3% of the population. However, it needs to be pointed out that the PCR test being used to test for COVID-19 is fraught with false positives. This is especially true, since at least until recently, Alberta was running the PCR test at 40 amplifications. As such, the number of Albertans who have actually contracted the virus is likely significantly less. It is also vital to highlight that more than 99% of those who contract the virus will fully recover.

Alberta is currently reporting 1,782 COVID-related deaths. It is critically important to articulate it this way. There is a big difference between dying from COVID and dying with COVID. But it is also critical to note that these COVID-related deaths, as tragic as they are, have not resulted in a statistically significant increase in excess deaths (and the average age of those who have died related to COVID-19 is 82, consistent with life expectancy in Alberta). Sadly, most of these individuals would have likely died due to various other lethal co-morbidities (and it immensely grieves us that in many cases they were forced to die apart from their family unnecessarily). In addition, experts estimate that deaths, in the long run, resulting from government lockdown measures will surpass COVID-related deaths 10 to 1 (e.g. premature deaths resulting from not receiving necessary health care, suicides, drug overdoses, addictions, the development of chronic health conditions, total loss of income, family breakdown, etc.). In fact, it would seem that COVID-related deaths are being treated as though they are somehow more tragic than any and all other deaths.

Many Albertans are afraid and are convinced of the efficacy of government lockdowns for two reasons: misinformation and fearmongering. The media has so pounded the COVID-19 drum since the “pandemic” began, almost exclusively emphasizing caseload and deaths, that people are fearful. So fearful, in fact, they have been convinced that yielding up their civil liberties to the government is in their best interests. It is difficult to have not lost confidence in the mainstream media. It would seem as though journalism is on life-support in our province. The media should be made up of the most thorough, discerning, and investigative people in our society. Instead, many of them seem to be serving an ideological agenda. Now more than ever, it is vital that Albertans exercise discernment when listening to the mainstream media.

What do we believe people should do? We believe they should responsibly return to their lives. Churches should open, businesses should open, families and friends should come together around meals, and people should begin to exercise their civil liberties again. Otherwise we may not get them back. In fact, some say we are on the cusp of reaching the point of no return. Protect the vulnerable, exercise reasonable precautions, but begin to live your lives again.

That said, living life comes with risks. Every time we get behind the wheel of a car, we are assuming a degree of risk. We accept that risk due to the benefits of driving. Yes, though vastly overblown, there are associated risks with COVID-19, as there are with other infections. Human life, though precious, is fragile. As such, death looms over all of us. That is why we need a message of hope. One that addresses our greatest need. That message is found in Jesus Christ. It is found in Him because all of us have sinned and have fallen short of God’s perfect standard of righteousness (Rom 3:23). To sin is to violate the holiness and righteousness of God. As our Creator, He is the one who will judge us according to our deeds and no one will stand on their own merit in that judgment. Therefore, we need a substitute. One who has both lived the life we could not and died the death we deserve.

Praise be to God, there is! God the Father commissioned His Son into the world, to take upon Himself human flesh (John 1:14), being true God and true man, whereby He lived under the Law of God (Gal 4:4), fulfilled it in every respect, was tempted in all things as we are, and yet was without sin (Heb 4:15). Then, in obedience to the Father, He went to the cross, drank the full cup of the Father’s wrath for the sin of all who would ever believe on His name, died, and rose again! In this way, He proved He had conquered both sin and death, our two greatest enemies. He has ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of the Father (Col 3:1), awaiting the time of His Second Coming.

In the meantime, this message of salvation is to be proclaimed to all people (Matt 28:18–20). In fact, the church exists to proclaim this message! That if you would turn from your sin and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, putting full trust in His finished work on the cross along with His resurrection from the dead, you will be saved! Not only will all of your sins be forgiven you, but you will also be credited with a perfect record of righteousness; the very righteousness of Christ (2 Cor 5:21). And so, we would urge you to be reconciled to God through His Son this day. The very one who has given you life and breath.

Should you do so, you will receive eternal life and will experience life after death (John 11:25).

Death looms over all of us. But there is a message of concrete hope, in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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