Fred Update Dec 21st

As Fred Herron is on indefinite leave of absence and in phase two of his rehab, we have been provided with a prayer guide by the team at his rehab.  Each day has a different focus both for Fred and for you as you pray.  Keep in mind that the rehab has a weekly focus and rhythm, so doing this each day is helpful to connect you to the healing that we are praying Fred goes through.

Thank you for your prayers!  May you be blessed as you pray for Fred.

On Mondays:

For Fred:
Pray that God will bring to mind a truth from yesterday’s worship experience at church that deepens Fred’s trust in God’s love and acceptance.  – Luke 15:20

For Yourself:
Be honest with God about your feelings toward Him right now.  Ask Him to help you see how much He loves you.  Romans 8:38-39

 

On Tuesdays:

For Fred:
Pray that God would be actively at work, renewing Fred’s mind, replacing old thinking patterns and attitudes, with new beliefs based on healing experiences with God and others.  Romans 12:2

For Yourself:
Invite God into your pain.  Share with Him what you are feeling today. Take a few moments to be quiet with Him, resting in His love and compassion for you.  Matthew 11:28

 

On Wednesdays

For Fred:
Pray for Fred’s individual counseling time.  Pray that the counselor would be in tune with God’s work in Fred’s life – that any unacknowledged guilt, or unhealed wounds would be discovered and cared for, with both compassion and skill.  Psalm 147:3

For Yourself:
Ask God to reveal any personal wounds that need His healing touch, or guilt that needs to be acknowledged and confessed.  Give Him permission to search your heart, and spend a few moments quietly listening.  Psalm 139:23

 

On Thursdays

For Fred:
Pray for Fred’s relationships with other clients in the rehab program.  Pray that this community would help Fred learn to relate authentically, develop empathy for others, and grown in emotional maturity.  Romans 12:15-18

For Yourself:
Ask God to lead you to safe people with whom you can share your feelings and struggles without fear of judgement or unwanted advice.  Invite God to use your story to encourage and comfort others who are walking through painful situations.   Galatians 6:2

 

On Fridays

For Fred:
Pray for God to grant Fred wisdom and insight as well as the ability to apply in daily life what he is learning through the teaching and homework assignments.  James 1:5

For Yourself:
Invite God to take the lead in your life today.  Surrender your own agenda and your desire for control.  Ask Him to guide your steps, to monitor your thoughts, and to remind you of His presence throughout the day.  Proverbs 3:3-6

 

On Saturdays

For Fred:
Pray that Fred will understand how his behaviors have impacted others and experience true sorry and regret for the hurt he has caused.  Pray that this sorrow will lead to genuine repentance and enduring change.  II Corinthians 7:9-10

 

For Yourself:
Be honest with God about how Fred’s addiction has hurt you.  Acknowledge your anger and your fears.  Ask God to begin a work of forgiveness in your heart, and trust Him with all of the losses. 

 

On Sundays

For Fred:
Pray that God will be very present with Fred today during worship.  Pray that Fred will know that God the Father is actively at work in his life.  Romans 5:1-5

For Yourself:
Ask God to give your soul rest today, to fill your heart with peace and gratitude.  Take a few moments to thank Him for things you normally take for granted.  Assure Him that you notice, and that it reminds you how much He cares about you.  Philippians 4:6-8