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Will It Work?

IDOK DEVOTION for Friday, February 15, 2008

Hope you all had a ‘sweet’ day yesterday. We enjoyed our Valentine Day – topped it off with a banana split and a Sweetheart Blast… Hmmm good!

I looked at an interview yesterday on Christian Broadcasting Network with some information that I’ll share with you here. It seems an older couple has discovered a secret and now they spend a substantial portion of their time traveling and sharing this secret with others. They guarantee great results every time, some in as little as 2 weeks. Testimonials have come in reporting deeper intimacy, a decrease in domestic disputes, a rise in security levels; just all around improvements have been reported. However, even with all the data some are skeptical and have not tried the program; and those testimonials are grim.
So what is this secret that guarantees improvement in just 5 minutes a day for 40 days? Glad you ask – prayer!
With just five minutes a day for 40 days you and your spouse – even if only one of you actually prays aloud can experience marked improvement in your home and marriage. Such improvements as more peaceful communications, increase in pleasurable romance, reduced insecurities about infidelity and divorce, and even in some cases improved financial stability! Why would any couple resist?! Good question! Why would you?

But there’s more. They also said that it works for other relationships, not just husband and wife. It works for parent-children relationships, sibling-sibling relationships; any relationship – just five full minutes a day for 40 days of praying together, even if only one of the parties actually prays aloud – will improve! It can even be done by telephone if one of the parties is out of town. Any takers?!
James 5:
15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.

Father, thank You for this couple and the ministry You have given them; I pray Your Message will continue to go out through them and will bring the harvest You sent it forth to do. And I pray for our IDOKs today that we too will take this message to heart and that we will practice it. I pray for family members in the home or those coming in and out of the home daily that might be resistant that You will wear down that resistance and prayer can be established. Lord, do what You will with this in each of our hearts.
And we bring our list of folks again and we pray for them that they will see and know all their needs of this day are found and given by You. We pray for our IDOK Troops for peace and security of heart in hostile lands; for protection of mind, body and spirit and for a safe return home for each of them at the appointed time. We pray for a successful conclusion to this war; we pray for Peace for Israel, for Repentance for America; for the Election of Your Choice for President and for an Outpouring of conviction and revival upon Your Church all for Jesus sake. Amen and amen.
Diane. Margie & Duncan. A Caregiver for Baby Emily while her Mom works. Anita. Kearley Family. Kathy S. Glen Beck. Kaitlyn T and Family. Bev and family. Tonya and family. Rick Burgess and family. Lawson Family. Mrs. Dobbs. Charles and Renee’. Dall T. Dylan. Marsha’s grand-baby. Kathy N. Kyle A. Jason, Vicki. Joseph Toomey and Family. DeLois. Terri. Patsy B. Kim T. Rachel B. Kevin and the children. Lisa’s Mother. Katelyn (B). Janie B. Vickie. Lisa W. Anita. J Lloyd and family. Janet and Steve. Cathy. Toy and family. Caleb and family. Bay and family. Jennifer B. John and Carolyn. Larry and Claudia and family. Taylor & family. Jeanette and Earl and family. Libby and family. Callie. Madie. Ruth. Cynthia. Martha F and Bob. Allyson and Glen and family. Brittney and Kersten and family. Sharron and girls. Frankie and girls. Sheila and Andy. Carrie and Rachel and Jacob and family. Billy and Gina and boys. Lance and family. Grace and family. Tressa. Brad, Lindsay, Karah and Haley. Cindy K and family. Chuck. Jessie L. Windy and Jared and families. Helen and Dan and family. Jen and Larry and family. Chad and Brittany and family. Mollie and family. Julia. Bobbie. Tj. Zack. Phillip. Jessica. Larry. Kayla. Trey. Jacob. Ashely. Lance. Candance. Laura and family. John and Sandy. Bill and Judy. Adam & Family. Andrew.
Every IDOK and every IDOK son and daughter and grandchild.
Every IDOK Pastor and Family.
Every IDOK church.
The Peace of Israel
Revival in America.
IDOKs Military Families.
IDOKs Troops (foreign soil) – Ethan. Christopher. Raul. Robert. Billy. Josh. Buddy. Mark. Josh W. James. Bryan. Nick. Hawk. Brant W. Lyndon A. Christopher R. Travis N. Joshua M. Brent. Drew. Justin G.
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Albert R III.
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Tommy T. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Tim. Lee. George.
Injured and brought State side: Anthony. Hector
Injured Stateside: Edward J.
Hospitalized outside USA: Corpl. Light. Bradley T.
Military at home adjusting – Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi.
Civilian in Country – Mike. Lee.

As I post this it is 50°F and blowing widespread dust in, Al Asad, IQ & the time there is 5:01 PM AST – on February 15, 2008

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