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        (11/16/2000) guarding your heart and tongue
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: guarding your heart and tongue

We talked in the last email about protecting our
spirit from contamination.

Another way that we can defile ourselves is when we do
not guard our heart. It is when we let go and say it
is okay to dwell on the negatives and on hopelessness.
What happens when we do that?

[Proverbs 13:12a]
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick:

[Proverbs 12:25a]
Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop:

[Proverbs 18:14]
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a
wounded spirit who can bear?

Sometimes we undermine what letting go of our emotions
and letting our frustrations build up do to us and our
spirit. We can wound our spirit. The negative things
that we let into our lives can crush us, break us, and
then we find life unbearable ... because who can bear
a wounded spirit?

We need to guard and protect our hearts and our

[Proverbs 3:23-24]
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the
wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your
mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.

How do we do that? Let's continue reading Proverbs 3.

[Proverbs 3:25-28]
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze
directly before you.
26 Make level (or consider the) paths for your feet
and take only ways that are firm.
27 Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your
foot from evil.

We do that by looking straight ahead at Jesus and
putting hope ahead of us. By not swerving to the right
or to the left. It is only when we let go of hope that
our heart will slip.

2. New prayer requests:
i. A divine mate -- guest
Pray that the Lord blesses me with the man that He has
prepared for me. Pray that He blesses me with a man
that I thought only existed in my dreams. Pray that I
meet this man & we fall in love & get married & have
children & live the rest of our lives happy & in love
in Jesus name. I will never stop praising the Lord's
name for this blessing that He is about to give me.
And I will treat this man like he deserves to be
treated & he will treat me the same way.

ii. Pray for my son & his salvation -- guest
Pray for my son Jimbo-15years old. Because of his
father's abandonment, he has feelings of hurt,
disappointment. It has been a year since he has spoken
or seen his father. My son is a victim of a very nasty
divorce. He has somehow acquired a rebellious spirit.
I love my son with all my heart, he is my first born.
The pain that he feels, I also feel too. I have raised
him in the church & I always talk to him about the
Lord. His heart is saddened & he has gone into a state
of depression. I know God is Mighty & that He will
come through for us. Pray for my son deliverance, my
deliverance, my son's father salvation. I need God
right now! I feel alone, helpless, & I don't know what
to do anymore.

iii. pray for me concerning my walk with God -- guest
I was a backslider for 10 years. Now that I have
returned to my Father, my life has been restored.
Sometimes, I cannot get in the mode of reading the
word or praying. Some days I am so zealous for God &
then there are days where my mind is drifting. I have
a wonderful spirit of worship, where I spend time
alone praising God for He has done for me. However, I
know that I am not where He wants me to be. I think,
well maybe it's my church. I realize that satan comes
to attack us through our minds with the cares of this
world. Pray that God will give me the breakthrough
that I so desire. I want to be committed to God...

iv. overweight, fatigued & feeling suicidal! -- guest
Please pray for me!! I have had a weight problem all
of my life. Now that I am older, it is getting worse.
I have tried every diet from diet pills to starvation.
Nothing is working. I am always tired. I know this is
not healthy. Yet & still I cannot get control of
eating habits. Please pray for me, I desire so much to
lose weight without going through extreme measures. It
causes me to go into a state of depression. where I
begin to eat more. Sometimes, I feel suicidal, Maybe I
should just end this. I am tormented day & night. I
need a special touch from God!!Pray for me!!

v. Cousin -- dawn
Pray for me & my husband Michael. We have been asked
by my aunt to allow my cousin, Barbara, to come & live
with us. Barbara, now 28, has been on drugs most of
her life. My husband was delivered of drugs 9 years
ago & my aunt feels that he will be able to help my
cousin by experience & that a change in enviroment to
get her away from the people she does the drugs with
will help her. We agree with her reasoning but are
worried were numerous rehabs. have failed, how will we
succeed? She has done drugs for about 16 years & is
not completely there mentally. We are praying for
God's guidance. We want HIS will done. We also have 3
small children at home & are worried about what she
might bring into our home. Also our finances are
unstable to bring another person into our home. I love
my cousin so much & want her to succeed at this
battle. Also pray that she heeds to the voice of HIS
SPIRT calling for her.

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in Christ,
Thursday, November 16, 2000 8:25:31 AM   waihun
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