Car Rams into Police at Capitol Barricade; Officer Killed, Driver Shot Dead
Ed Boston Ministries Prayer List that comes from our online Prayer Services.
President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence along with President Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris
The Church Universal, Pastors and Christian Leaders
Aiden and Sarah McWhorter
Notes: Previously had cancer and now in a beta test.
Notes: Cellulitis and sepsis
Amanda Hurt Wood
Notes: Amy Wood regarding the after effects of the Covid virus
Notes: Needs Heart Surgery
Notes: Breast Cancer – surgery on 11/18
Notes: The boys are trying to get paper work done to get her moved to Batesville! Pray things fall into place!
Notes: He had a wreck in Florida and has ALOT going on !
Notes: Issue with son Josh.
Notes: Sent home to get affairs in order.
Notes: 6 year old who has leukemia tested for virus.
Notes: Praising the Lord!
Little Emmie was discharged from hospital! She is the one who has had cancer and went into remission but cancer. came back ! She had pneumonia and Covid 19 !Was on a ventilator!
Family of Bill Nolting
Notes: Funeral was Friday
From Tammy Thixton for her daughter and granddaughter
Notes: Aww thank u they’re both doing somewhat better .. harpers lungs cleared up and she’s far exceeded the growth charts and after Schneck saying she had Cerebral Palsy amd would not talk or walk .. Riley has proved them wrong and so has Harper so definitely prayers answered .. she was injured during delivery and will probably more than likely have surgery on the eye they damaged.. but she’s talking and almost walking on her own so everything Schneck peds have said Specialist have said there’s no way .. Carrie has been put thru the wringer with all they’ve said since she was born but able to cope I guess .. just awful what drs have said that has turned out to be unfounded.. so I thank u from the bottom of my heart
Notes: GAINing A Kidney (The Gain Family) This group is to help support and encourage the Gain family as they walk through a difficult health journey and seek a kidney for Matthew. This group is designed for education as well as a way for the Gain family to become surrounded by their community. Please visit the Files tab for important information on how to help the Gain Family once you are in the group.
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Notes: Little girl with Leukemia
Gretchen – friend of Karen Ruth
Notes: I just spoke to her mom — apparently the confusion and inability to make sense was a bad reaction to the covid medication. Cleveland clinic changed her meds, sent her home after a week, and she returned to her nursing job today 😁 So scary but she’s finally on her feet. Thank you for the prayers!
Notes: I really haven’t posted much about myself regarding my cancer and I’m not one to ask for prayers, however I could really use some right now! Thankfully I only have 5 radiation treatments left but this feels worse than any sunburn I’ve ever had.
Notes: Little boy Jesse had tumor in head removed.. doing well right now.. however long term prognosis not good.
Notes: On of Teddy’s nurses. An Indianapolis NICU nurse who has long cared for the most vulnerable patients now needs her own life-saving care. A battle with COVID-19 has left 47-year old Kari Wegg’s lungs badly damaged. Her family said a bilateral lung transplant is the birthday gift they are praying for.
Larry Miller and family
Notes: He is in ICU on a vent !
Notes: Inoperable Colon Cancer
Notes: Family and health issues
Melissa’s Dad (friend of Teresa)
Notes: Her dad is in a nursing home with Parkinson’s. Oh thank you it is heartbreaking to see him thru a window And all the deterioration in him since we haven’t been able to go in and talk with him and feed him and I can tell he’s missed it as well as we have thank you so much
Mary – Jennifer’s Mother
Notes: Breast Cancer
Notes: Surgery recovery
Notes: Plays fiddle for NOCB
Pastor Nerren’s Grandson Preston
Notes: A police officer who was shot in the head is paralyzed from the neck down, on a ventilator and unable to speak, his family said in a statement released by police. The family statement released on twitter by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Saturday said he is expected to stay on the ventilator. He has been tentatively accepted at a spine rehabilitation center
Sheriff Matt Myers and Chief Mike Richardson
Notes: Insert your L E O Leader’s names.
Thin Blue Line
Unspoken for a friend’s granddaughter
Notes: One of my grand-daughters has been having headaches and wetting the bed. She had been having little seizures and we didn’t know it because she was having them in her sleep.. Today, my daughter found her on her bedroom floor, foaming from her mouth and having a full blown seizure
Let me start by saying, the article linked here is no joke and is in no way funny. That’s right a sitting United States Congressman ended his prayer on the House floor with Amen and Awoman. If the phrase “you can’t make this stuff up” was ever appropriate, it is here.
I’m not going to go into a political rant, but I want to share/educate on the meaning of the word Amen, and let me preface that with the word has nothing to do with gender.
Amen. In Baker encyclopedia of the Bible (Vol. 1, p. 69). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, K. R. Snodgrass writes:
Amen. Hebrew word meaning “so it is” or “let it be,” derived from a verb meaning “to be firm or sure.” Some translations of the Bible always retain the Hebrew word amen in the text. Others translate it by an expression such as “truly” or “I tell you the truth,” or sometimes omit it altogether. Because of its use in the OT, “amen” was also used in Christian worship and religious writings, including the Greek NT. Since Jews, Christians, and Muslims all use this word in a variety of languages, it may be one of the most widely known words in the world.
“Amen” has much more significance than merely being the last word in a prayer. In fact, that practice is not evidenced in the Bible, and was not especially frequent in ancient times. In the 30 times it is used in the OT, “amen” nearly always occurs as a response to what has preceded. The significance of the response is that with it the people adopted what had just been said as if it were their own. For example, in Deuteronomy 27:15–26 (where “amen” appears 12 times) the people responded with “amen” after each statement of a curse directed toward those who disobey God. Similarly, “amen” is used as a response after statements of promise (Jer 11:5) or of praise and thanksgiving (1 Chr 16:36), and as a conclusion to the first four of the five “books” of psalms (Pss 41:13; 72:19; 89:52; 106:48). The only exceptions in the OT are two occurrences in Isaiah 65:16. There, the phrase “the God of amen” stresses that God is the one who is “firm”; that is, he is completely trustworthy and faithfully fulfills his promises.
The use of “amen” as a response to a preceding statement is continued in the NT Epistles and Book of Revelation. It appears after doxologies (Eph 3:21), benedictions (Gal 6:18), the giving of thanks (1 Cor 14:16), prophecy (Rv 1:7), and statements of praise (Rv 7:12). (The LB usually tries to give the idea without using the specific word.) From 1 Corinthians 14:16 it is clear that a response of “amen” after a statement of thanks was a means for worshipers to participate by showing agreement with what had been said. In Revelation 7:12 “amen” occurs both at the beginning and the end of a statement, but the first “amen” is a response to the praise given in 7:10. An “amen” after a statement of praise has the connotation, “That is what I say too.” As a response to a benediction or a prophecy the idea is “Precisely! May God do it.”
Maybe if you read this article, it will shed some light on why the insane ending to the prayer was done and how that’s a preview of things to come in the House of Representatives.
Each night since March 18th (minus 1 night), Ed Boston Ministries has hosted an online Prayer Service in response to the National Emergency happening in the United States and around the world.
With this being Holy Week, we thought we would have a special Prayer Service on Good Friday at 7 pm eastern on the ministry Facebook page. The link there is www.facebook.com/edbostonministries. This service will be different than what we have been doing each night, so why not join us and help us observe Good Friday!
Beginning tonight, March 18th, Ed Boston Ministries will begin hosting an online Prayer Service at 7 pm eastern for the indefinite future. The world is experiencing situations like no other in our lifetime and the answer to this is PRAYER.
We would like to give you the opportunity to have your prayer requests prayed over during these nightly times of prayer. Please submit your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org; or the Ed Boston Ministries Facebook Page.
We will try to bring comfort to all through obedience to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I know this scripture is difficult for many, but here is the answer!
Philippians 4:6 New International Version (NIV)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
This is exactly what we plan to do each night until the Lord leads us differently.
Pastor Ed and Amy Boston
Many people are very concerned, and when you read comments from the President and Vice-President it is very understandable that all folks should be taking precautions with it comes to the Coronavirus.
Earlier today, Vice-President Pence said the following the morning after President Trump addressed the nation about the pandemic the entire world is battling.
“There’s been some irresponsible rhetoric, but the American people should know President Trump has no higher priority than the health and safety and well being of the people of this country,”
Being irresponsible is totally unacceptable during this time, and that includes many pastors who have said things that have not helped the panic here in America and around the world.
All that being said, the Bible tells us in Isaiah 41:10; “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
The book of Joshua also tells us in Joshua 1:9; “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
While there are many who believe that this crisis is blown out of proportion and a huge number are panicking and are fearful that large parts of the population may die.
As in all things in life, prayer is needed and not panic. Faith in God to do what He says in the verses above is needed. We need not play politics in times of crisis – we need to trust God and FEAR NOT.
Pastor Ed Boston
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There is no greater evidence that evil exists in the world today than the horrific incidents that happened near Fort Worth, Texas and in New York this past weekend.
God’s word tells us that this will happen and will even continue to get worse.
2 Timothy 3: 1-7 says this:
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
So with the knowledge that evil will continue to get worse, how should we Christian’s react and even more importantly how should we be proactive?
Unfortunately, many take the stance that God will protect us when we are in our church buildings. Others are reluctant or even refuse to put even minimal security measures in place.
Thankfully that wasn’t the case at West Freeway Church of Christ near Fort Worth.
They were trained for the worst and the worst, pure evil showed up on Sunday.
In just 6 seconds, 3 lives were taken, but there was the potential for up to 240 more lives that could have been lost had Jack Wilson, a reluctant new American hero not have been prepared for the evil that approached.
Wilson said, “I just want to thank all who have sent their prayers and comments on the events of today. The events at West Freeway Church of Christ put me in a position that I would hope no one would have to be in, but evil exists and I had to take out an active shooter in church.”
Then there is this report from CBN News:
To not be prepared for the evil that is guaranteed in the bible is just plain irresponsible.
I will finish out with more scripture of a long list of evil that the Apostle Paul warned the church in Rome about.
Roman’s 1: 24-32 tells us this:
Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
Prepare yourself and others for what evil situations that may present themselves. Prayer most certainly is the first step in this preparation, but I’m reminded that faith without works is dead.
While today’s events put a spotlight on the
divide of our nation, it is the prayer of Ed Boston Ministries that we can be a place that glorifies God in all that we do even in those times when we share our opinions on current affairs.
Our first and most important calling is to minister the gospel and that always will be the focus. While some of you may disagree with the views of Amy and I we welcome you in the name of Jesus and understand that our constitution allows for different viewpoints. We just ask for respect and decency.
No matter where you stand please keep the United States in your prayers tonight.
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