“The power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing.” Luke 5:17b
Healer Jesus, we pray today for long-established Memorial Hospital on Boulder Street. We pray that quality care would be available to everyone in the area who needs its and that the hospital would have the resources it needs to serve all populations including the insured, neighboring Olympic Training Center athletes, and the uninsured. We speak the healing presence of Jesus be released all through this hospital campus, and that testimony of Jesus’ healing power would be coming from inside the hospital and the neighborhood around it.
As we continue to focus this week on the neighborhoods east of downtown, we pray for downtown Palmer High School that attracts enrollment from all over the city. We ask, Father God, that this school, rated among the most academically-challenging high schools in the nation, would continue to effectively serve students from all soci0-economic levels and ethnicities (41% minorities). We specifically pray that students who are struggling academically, emotionally or spiritually would be noticed and helped, and that those who are succeeding would be encouraged and well guided toward their futures.
“So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His.” Hebrews 4:9-10
Teach us Papa, how to enter your rest, to cease from striving and laboring to please you, but instead receive the forgiveness, the acceptance, and the adoption that you offer. Deliver us from the orphan spirit! May we learn to rest from our works just as you did from yours. May the works that we do be your works, actions that come out of being your sons, out of being your bride.
“In him (Christ) was life; and the life was the light of men.” John 1:4
Lord God, we pray that your light would dispel darkness and for your Kingdom grace and authority to be at work in the long-established Divine Redeemer/Knob Hill neighborhood. We pray that things hidden in darkness would be revealed. We speak a spirit of humility and repentance over this area that will bring cleansing to the land and break unholy alliances. We declare the Lord’s Kingdom culture of life would reign in the eastside neighborhood area, replacing death, brokenness, sin, poverty, division and despair.
“Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:38
Lord Jesus, we pray for Kingdom builders that are compelled by the love of God to be raised up as skilled and equipped restorers, rebuilders and foundation-layers in the eastside neighborhoods. We pray that the Body of Christ would work as one body and that there would be strong and enduring unity of the believers. We pray for a geographical annointing to be poured out to authentically possess the Land and pardon the people.
“He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.” Psalms 23:2
Today, we pray for the Patty Jewett/Shooks Run neighborhood. We are grateful for this historic area with a well maintained, mature urban forest and multiple recreational opportunities–Shooks Run Park, Monument Valley Park and historic Patty Jewett golf course. We pray that these urban public areas would continue to be enjoyable to visit for all, and that visitors would be courteous to and appreciative of the local residents who surround and support these recreation areas.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases.” Psalms 103:2-3
Healer God, we thank you for the award-winning medical care provided at Penrose Hospital Main in the North End neighborhood. We thank you, too, for its faith-based mission, and we speak healing and life over the patients. We pray for discernment and skill for the medical staff. We also pray that families and friends visiting their loved ones would experience your presence in the patient rooms and waiting rooms.