Urgent Prayer Request

The request comes through IDOK Beverly from a source she trusts. There are times when prayer request come to us via email that are either a hoax or have been circulating so long they are no longer relevant — that is not the case with this one.
Thank you IDOKs …. Kathie

Joyce writes: This is one I know is true because we know them. Greg works with his dad. So please include him in your prayers. His parents are in Germany with him now. He joined last year because his best friend, also a local boy, was killed and he went to “finish the job”. So sad. He’s only 20.

The original request:
Family and friends,
Please pray for Bradley Thomas, son of my co-worker Veronica and husband Rocky Thomas of Jones Creek. He is serving in the army and was badly wounded in Iraq yesterday (Friday morning – 1/31/08) after his Stryker hit a IUD. There was one fatality and other men were injured as well. He has wounds to his head/brain, broken bones and a blood clot in his leg that they are very concerned about. They can’t use blood thinners due to the head/brain injury. He is already in Germany and the neurosurgeon told the family that they have put Bradley into an induced coma to try help the brain begin to heal/stablize, they have Red Cross standing by to transport him stateside on Tuesday if everything is stable at that time. (He has been in Iraq less than one month.) Please, please, please pass this prayer request on to your churches, prayer-chain warriors, other friends and family. A million thanks.

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There’s a Secret Place

IDOK DEVOTION FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2008

Oh soul are you weary and troubled? No light in the darkness you see?

Read Psalm 31. Here’s a portion:
20 You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence
From the plots of man;

Just that verse alone is glorious – He is hiding us from the plots of ‘man’ in the Secret Place of His Presence! His Presence alone secrets us from entrapments of evil.
You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion
From the strife of tongues.

In His Presence the wagging tongues of your enemies do not reach you. In His Presence their words fall short of the mark of pain.
21 Blessed be the LORD,
For He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city!
22 For I said in my haste,

Oh, yes sometimes I have spoken too soon and have said
“I am cut off from before Your eyes”;
Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications
When I cried out to You.
23 Oh, love the LORD, all you His saints!
For the LORD preserves the faithful,
And fully repays the proud person.
24 Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the LORD.

Yes be of good courage today – HOPE IN THE LORD, HE IS YOUR STRENGTH.
Father, thank You for Psalm 31. Thank You for speaking it, thank You for writing it for us, thank You for the ability to read it, thank You for the desire to read it; thank You for the faith to believe. Father God You are AWESOME. And today we bring these and we pray for Your Presence for them today. We pray for Your Pavilion of Strength and Mercy and Grace and Forgiveness and Healing and Wisdom and Blessings in the proportion needed by each. We proclaim what a privilege to call their names to You. Bev and her Dad and family. Tonya and family. Rick Burgess and family. Lawson Family. Mrs. Dobbs. Charles and Renee’. Dall T. Dylan. Mark, Margie & Duncan. 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. Tiffany & Makayla. 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. (Hawk and Lyndon A – home for R&R)
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: Corp. Light
Military at home adjusting – Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi.
Civilian in Country – Mike. Lee.
And for these our IDOK Troops, thank You for protecting them today; for keeping the safe in mind and body and spirit. And we pray that You will bring them home to family and friends more in love with You than when they deployed. We pray for a successful conclusion to this war; we pray for the Peace of Israel; we pray for the election of your choice for President. The primary is fast approaching, Lord, we ask for a miracle. We pray for America, Holy Spirit sweep over Her with conviction of sin, of righteousness and judgment to come, forgive Her and save Her and Lord, revive Your Church.
And Father for every concern on the hearts of all us IDOKs we pray for peace and Your Will to be done and we pray to Know Your Will in each situation we are facing and to be willing to embrace Your Will and do it for Jesus sake.
As I post this it is 51°F and clear in Al Asad, Iraq & the time there is 4:22 PM AST – on February 1 , 2008

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Overcoming Resistance

IDOK DEVOTION FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008

Father, yesterday was a grand day but today is a slow start and I am finding this resistance is hard to overcome so I am coming to You in confession and asking for direction and deliverance. Some of our IDOKs may be experiencing the same thing this morning and so I pray for all of us to look to You, to fall in love with You again this morning and praise and bless You. Thank You Lord. This sits much better. You are Awesome! And this morning I am again asking You to supply peace and comfort to Bev and her Dad and all the family as they wait for You to glorify Yourself and give to each of them what is needed at this moment. And we are still asking for strength for the Burgess family and others who are grieving separation from one they love so much. And we pray for those who are disturbed by their own thought processes and we pray You will heal them; we pray they will LET You heal them. Please protect our IDOK Troops today; keep them safe in all ways and bring each of them home to family and friends at the appointed time; we pray for a successful conclusion to this war; we pray for the election of Your Choice for President. Father, it seems to me that so much is unfair in the system that is operating here and yet we KNOW You are bigger and greater than the system – Lord help us. This Nation is in grave need of Holy leadership and I am asking You to have mercy on us and bring Your Choice to the Presidency. We pray too for the Peace of Israel and especially for the Repentance of America. And most of all Lord, revive Your Church.
Bev and her Dad and family. Tonya and family. Rick Burgess and family. Lawson Family. Mrs. Dobbs. Charles and Renee’. Dall T. Dylan. Mark, Margie & Duncan. 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. Tiffany & Makayla. 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. (Hawk and Lyndon A – home for R&R)
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
Military at home adjusting – Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi.
Civilian in Country – Mike. Lee.

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.

As I post this it is 45°F and mostly cloudy in Al Taji, Iraq & the time there is 4:13 PM AST – on January 31, 2008

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I Will He Said!

IDOK DEVOTION FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2008


I am borrowing from Beth (Moore) again today; from the work book for her study, STEPPING UP. I want to give you the opportunity to see this beautiful exercise she led us to do. She wrote:
Read Romans 8:28-39 and let God tell you what He’ll do for you. Make this exercise personal by putting your name in the top blank and filling in the remainder with various promises God makes you in the portion from Romans. Turn each into an “I will” statement from God to you. I’ll fill in the first one so you’ll get the idea.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written:
“ For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,
39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Now for the rest of the exercise found in Stepping Up, page 60. (Beth Moore, A Life Way Publication)
My Child, ___________
I will make sure all things work together for your good.
I will ______________________________________
I will ______________________________________
I will ______________________________________
I will ______________________________________
I will ______________________________________
Love, God

As I did this exercise in my work book, will you please take a piece of paper and pen and do one for you too? I think it will bless you so much!!
One of my favorite I Wills on my list is this: “I will let nothing separate you from Me. Love, Daddy God.
Father, this is more wonderful than I could have imagined and I pray Holy Spirit that You will encourage and help each IDOK to complete this exercise. Speak to each one in the way each needs to hear from You. Do for them DADDY and even more what You have just done for me. Thank You. You are so gracious to draw us like this to You. Keep us moving closer and closer. And for these listed here, do that too. Draw them closer, build their faith, heal their bodies, emotions and spirits. Protect our IDOK Troops today; keep them safe in all ways, build them up in faith, keep their muscles strong and their emotions healthy and bring them home to family and friends at the appointed time. And Father, 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 the revival of Your Church for Jesus sake. Amen and amen.
Tonya and family. Rick Burgess and family. Lawson Family. Mrs. Dobbs. Charles and Renee’. Dall T. Dylan. Mark, Margie & Duncan. 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. Tiffany & Makayla. 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. (Hawk and Lyndon A – home for R&R)
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
Military at home adjusting – Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi.
Civilian in Country – Mike. Lee.

As I post this it is 52°F and haze in Balad, Iraq & the time there is 7:53 AM AST – on January 30, 2008
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A Word Picture!

IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008

I think I should have known years ago and if I did I had forgotten. My Pastor gave me a nugget Sunday that is making a difference. I am delighted with the word picture he gave me.
Presently, I am participating in Beth Moore’s new Bible Study – Stepping Up — it’s real timely for me. And one of the exercises she strongly encourages us to do every day is to prostrate ourselves before The Lord in prayer before we begin our daily study time and I have been doing that. But today it was different. This is my Pastor’s word picture: when we are prostrate before another we are saying I have no defenses; it means I am at your mercy – you can do whatever you will with me, there is no way for me to get up and defend myself against any action you may choose to take.
Let me give you an example from Scripture that well describes this word picture:
2 Samuel 19:
18… When Shimei son of Gera crossed the Jordan, he fell prostrate before the king
19 and said to him, “May my lord not hold me guilty. Do not remember how your servant did wrong on the day my lord the king left Jerusalem. May the king put it out of his mind.

If we take that word picture and prostrate ourselves before The Lord, face down on the carpet, we are saying with our physical frame what our will is saying: Lord, I am here before You, I have laid down my defenses, I will not fight You on this, I am surrendered to Your Will in this situation.
I am without words to express to you how much this means to me! This is a physical expression that I believe if we do it enough, even if our wills are not exactly sold on it, I believe our Wills will eventually line up with Father’s Will for us in whatever that situation is. So IF you are physically able, that is you are of an age and physical capabilities that you can get down there, face down on the floor, and then get up again without damage, I urge you to try it. In time, you may find a new you down there on the floor.
Moses took this prostrate business seriously, especially on behalf of his people.
Deuteronomy 9:
18 Then once again I fell prostrate before the LORD for forty days and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water, because of all the sin you had committed, doing what was evil in the LORD’s sight and so provoking him to anger.
19 I feared the anger and wrath of the LORD, for he was angry enough with you to destroy you. But again the LORD listened to me.
And look what Father did when Moses prostrated himself on behalf of others: But again the LORD listened to me.
Father, thank You for giving this word picture to me; thank You for my Pastor who articulated it. And I pray that in all situations I will prostrate myself before You even when I am up walking around. I pray that each of us will surrender, that we will not fight against You but will gladly accept Your Will. You know the things that are pressing on our minds and the loads that burden our souls, we pray for relief; we pray for deliverance; we pray for wisdom and guidance; we pray for Your Will to be done in each. And we pray the same for these listed here. We pray the same for our IDOK Troops; we pray for their safety in mind and body and spirit; we pray for their safe return home; we pray their families will also be protected and their needs will be met. We pray for a speedy and successful conclusion to this war; we pray for the Peace of Israel; we pray for the repentance of America and the election of Your Choice for President. And above all Father we pray for a moving of You Holy Spirit in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, we pray You will pour out conviction and grace and birth a revival in us for His sake. Amen and amen.
Tonya and family. Rick Burgess and family. Lawson Family. Mrs. Dobbs. Charles and Renee’. Dall T. Dylan. Mark, Margie & Duncan. Marsha’s grand-baby. Kathy MN. 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. Tiffany & Makayla. 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. (Hawk and Lyndon A – home for R&R)
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
Military at home adjusting – Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi.
Civilian in Country – Mike. Lee.

As I post this it is 45°F and partly cloudy in Balad, Iraq & the time there is 7:28 AM AST – on January 29, 2008

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