August 2020 Prayer

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Father God, thank You for this new month. Lord God, give us ears to hear and hearts to listen to the pain and hurt that others are experiencing. Lord God, give us empathy and compassion. Help us as we do life online to remember that the one talking on the screen is a person created in Your image. Lord God, I pray for those of us who are huggers and whose love language for lack of a better word is touch. Lord God, may we not lose sight that emotional and physical healing can be found in a person’s touch. Help us to be wise in regards to social distancing and touch, but may we also not use this as an excuse to not make contact with others or to isolate ourselves. I confess Lord I have to be mindful of not becoming a recluse and hermit under the guise of social distancing.

Lord God, help us to be wise with our words and discerning with what we read and hear especially on social media and TV. Give us Your mind and peace as we traverse this earth. Lord God, I pray that we as a Body will strive for unity in the midst of diversity. Lord God, all over the world it is becoming more costly to be Christian. Strengthen Your people, give us courage, boldness and a spirit to endure and persevere.

Lord God, thank You for this reader! I have no clue what challenges and joys they are facing, but I am thankful that You do! Lord God, all of us are being stretched in our dependence on You. Help us to want to depend on You rather than on the world. Help us to be in the world but not of the world. Teach us to be holy as You are holy.

Lord God, help us to look for ways to do good and to share Jesus with others. Wherever we go may people smell Jesus on us. Lord God, now more than ever may we learn to walk by faith and not by sight and emotion. Lord God, You do not call us to give thanks for all things, but to give thanks IN all things. Lord God, no matter the circumstances and challenges that we will face this month, prepare us to give thanks to You. Prepare us to live our faith in this hurting world. Lord God, help us to fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith. Lord God, fill us with Your Holy Spirit.

Lord God, each day may we be more aware that we are dust and nothing without You. Lord God, I pray that all believers everywhere will be filled with the peace of Your presence. Lord God, now more than ever may those who are mature in their faith seek out those who are younger in the faith to mentor. May those who are younger in the faith seek a mentor. All of us are called to evangelize in some way or another; however, Lord God, help us to disciple, encourage and come alongside others.

Father God, once again, thank You for this reader. Thank You for the call that You have put on their life. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.

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My name is Mandy Sweigart-Quinn, I live in Lancaster, PA and I am a “Blue Collar Theologian.” I love Jesus! I am passionate about His Word (The Holy Bible)! I come alive when I can encourage others in their walk with Jesus (whether by writing or speaking). As a “Blue Collar Theologian” it is my aim to live/practice/work out my Christian hope with sincerity, authenticity and genuineness. As a “Blue Collar Theologian,” I strive to meet people right where they are (“Incarnational Theology”). I graduated in May 2019 from Capital Seminary and Graduate School with a Master's in Biblical Studies. I am a passionate, excited and enthusiastic person! I love flowers, sports and sunsets. Since January 2, 2018 I have had the privilege of being married to Nathan.

41 thoughts on “August 2020 Prayer”

  1. Well-said, Mandy! This is timely for this stage in the pandemic and events that happened in the US and around the world. I’m convicted in your prayer of being a social hermit. I’ll be praying this once again during my regular prayers. Thank you for this prayer and also your email.

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      1. Actually, Mandy, it is well-prayed. You covered a lot of facets in your prayer and urging GOD to work in us. As I’ve I’m convicted and still praying/reading it later tonight. Thank you for your prayers. As I’ve said in the email, GOD hears you, Mandy! GOD bless you and your family too! Looking forward to the article(s) I’ve mentioned in the note to you.

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    1. Hi, Alan! Thank you SO much for your kindness and encouragement! I am praying for your health. I have no clue why my comments on your blog are not posting; however, please know that I read your work, I love your pictures on your posts and that I value you! Never hesitate to send me a message for how I can best pray for you and your wife! Love and blessings!

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  2. I thank you, and the Lord, for this prayer. Early yesterday morning my neighbor came over to me, crying because her husband was physically abusing her. I had not idea that this was going on in their household – knowing them for 4 years. I immediately sensed that God wanted me to take charge of her — to help her get police protection. A long story. The commotion lasted all day. I was wearing a mask for most of this to prevent any unknown exposure to COVID. In my fear I sensed that God wanted me to dismiss the fear and just do what needed to be done. This woman was begging for help. The police came and the husband is in jail now. I gave the woman a sandwich and helped her get her things together to go to a relative’s house. This prayer today seems to sum it all up. We need to help those in trouble. We are here for a purpose. When God brings someone to us, we must take the challenge. Thank you for your prayer today. It means so much to me.

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    1. Hi, Alan! I had not heard this! Praise God that the Good News doesn’t change even when the Bible is burned, disregarded, banned etc. This nation is in a world of hurt and what is happening is beyond what I can comprehend. I am thankful for you Alan. Love and blessings.

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  3. Will read this later! Commenting back to your comment on my blog: My Sunday service went well but a bit hectic since I finished sermon late since Saturday night we had a special movie night over on Zoom with our church which ate into my prep time. I’ll look into the Bible passage you mentioned eventually…

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