Joe Duby, started out with rectal cancer, moved to the pelvis, now to the liver. thought they got rid of it all, but apparenty not. He has a colostapy bag and cath,currently he is in Good Sam as I write this for more chemo. Has hole in bladder.

Prayer is requested by his sister and himself.

Please pray for him, his sister (Jeanette Duby) and the family..

Thank you.

UPDATE:

via Jaenette’s Facebook:

To all who prayed for us, Joe went to be with the Lord tonight(9-16-2009) at 6:25pm on his birthday, how appropriate. He and mom were alone. I had just left 15 minutes prior so it was just the two of them together in the end as it was in the beginning of his life 40 years ago today. Thank you for all the support, please continue to pray for our family.

There is a little boy named Thomas, that is only 7 yrs old and is in very bad health.  He will be needing a heart and lung sometime in the near future, but he struggles everyday.  His family is also struggling as a result.  Please pray for him, and his family, and that whatever is in God’s will be done.  This may indeed be something the Lord is using to bring that family closer to Him and to Glorify His name.

—Thank you

After a little bit of study, I discovered exactly what a Concerts of Prayer meeting is all about.  It seems it is a pretty intense and organized session of praying and receiving to God the Father through the Holy Spirit.  I found a couple of formats, a 1 hour and a 2 hour format, on ethat includes kids..

Credit: Nate & Paula WIlson

C.O.P. FORMATS DEVELOPED BY NATE WILSON

2-HOUR FORMAT

30 min. WORSHIP

  • Music (Majesty, Thou art Worthy, Ascribe Greatness, Ain’t no Rock, Show me your Ways, Lord You Are, Through our God, You are my Hiding Place, Lord of Love, Holy, Holy, Holy Lord)
  • Scripture: Psalm 100: 1-2, Job 37:14

10 min. CONFESSION

20 min. THANKSGIVING as a whole group

50 min. INTERCESSION

  • For the CHURCH

Read Rom 12:11 and 1 Peter 4:7-8

Pray for ourselves (individually 5 min.)

Pray for the renewal of the church world-wide (group, 10 min.)

Sing “Spirit of the Living God”

  • For the LOST

Read: Colossians 4:2-3 and 1 Sam 12:23

Pray for the mission of the Church, including current fellowship you are attending as well as home church, missions organizations, the church worldwide. (groups of 2, 10 min.)

Sing “Shine, Jesus, Shine”

Pray for missionaries, the lost, and the unreached peoples–Pass out missionary prayer letters and unreached people cards (large group 25 min.)

  • Share testimony of the power of prayer in missions

10 min. CLOSING (large group)

  • Share any testimony of God’s work through this meeting
  • Offer ourselves as living sacrifices to build the kingdom of God
  • Sing: “In My Heart, Lord, Be Glorified”

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1-HOUR FORMAT (includes children!)

6:45 Intro:

  1. Children are welcome, don’t worry with a little crying or whispering, but, if they’re crying so loud that people can’t hear or if kids are starting to play and get foolish, or if baby needs nursing, you can take them across the way to the bedroom.
  2. Concert of Prayer format: sing, pray on a specific topic, close with song, then pray on a new topic, etc. We’ll be going through the themes of the Lord’s Prayer this evening and ending around 7:45
  3. Respond quickly: You only have 3-5 minutes to pray in groups, so there is not time to discuss things; if you have something to share, just share one simple prayer request and make it concise. When we break into groups of 2 or 3 adults, quickly re-group, grab a couple of children, and go right to prayer.

“Our Father Who art in Heaven, hallowed by Thy Name”

6:50 SONGS:

“Come Thou Fount”

“Hail Jesus, You’re my King”

“Our Father”

6:55 Large group: Prayers of worship, focusing on:

  • Fatherly nature of God
  • Heaven
  • Holiness 6f God
  • Names of God

7:00 “Thy Kingdom Come”

VIDEO: Dungan People of Kyrgyzstan (From Caleb Project)

7:05 Pray for Dungan in four groups (4 corners of room)

  • that they will realize the rituals they perform are empty and bring them no closer to God
  • that they will open their hearts to the Gospel, despite their strong identity with Islam
  • that they will soon have the Scriptures translated into their own language
  • that God would send out missionaries to live in their villages and share the Good news in a way the Dungan can understand.

7:10 Pray for God’s kingdom to come in the lives of non-Christians you know

· neighbors

· friends

· family

SONG: “Jesus Shall Reign Wherever the Sun”

7:15 “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven”

Two Groups: Pray for our local church and for Christian friends to do God’s will.

SONG: “Psalm 9:1 Will Praise”

7:20 “Give us this day our daily bread”

Groups with only two adults :One adult shares brief prayer request, then group prays for them and for a child in the group

7:25 Other adult shares brief prayer request, then group prays for them and for child (if applicable)

SONG: “Seek Ye First”

7:30 “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”

Kneel and pray individually

  • Examine your heart Confess your sin to God
  • Ask forgiveness for sin
  • Ask God to deliver you from these sins Thank God for His forgiveness!

7:35 SONG: “The Blood Flows”

“Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen.”

Large group: Prayers of worship, focus on God’s:

  • Kingship
  • Power
  • Glory

7:40 SONGS: “Now Unto the King Eternal,” “Be Thou My Vision”

ingodwetrustSimple words, in which we exchange back and forth throughout our daily lives. Do we know what it means? We print it on our money, most of us stand behind and up for it. Really, though, how many of us truly trust in God as it says we do on our money. This is big! Our nation, founded on godly principles and men of godly character, understood it when it became part of our national motto, but it seems has completely lost sight of it. Now we say American Pride.. etc, etc.. The thing is, you can be proud, but when pride pushes aside trust in God.. well we’ve seen many many great nations, full of pride, crumble to nothing, swiftly.. at the loss of trust in God. Ask God to reveal the message in Romans 1:21-32 and then read it. Idolatry doesn’t mean that we build a statue and kneel down before it, it is simply putting something other than God first.. The very money we print this motto on has become an idol in America.. The American Dream.. Do you have a dream that you would sacrifice everything to realize? Think about it..

update:  The mere consideration of the following means we’ve gone to far:

3 Things to Ponder

  1. Cows
  2. The Constitution
  3. The Ten Commandments

Cows
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.

The Constitution
They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don’t we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we’re not using it anymore.

The 10 Commandments
The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this: You cannot post “Thou Shalt Not Steal,” “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery,” and “Thou Shall Not Lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians…It creates a hostile work environment.

Catherine Vogt is an 8th grader in Oak Park, Illinois. Just before the election, Catherine, with the approval of her history teacher, decided to conduct an experiment about tolerance at her school.

As John Kass wrote in the Chicago Tribune, “She noticed that fellow students…overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama for president. His campaign kept preaching ‘inclusion,’ and she decided to see how included she could be.”

So one day she wore a T-shirt to school on which she’d written “McCain Girl.” She carried a journal with her to record the reactions she got. And what was the response? She was called stupid, very stupid, and told that she shouldn’t be wearing it. Then fellow students told her to “go die.” In fact, she reports that she was told many times she should be killed. One student told her she should be “crucifixed” for wearing the shirt. Catherine found it almost funny that he didn’t even know the word “crucified.” One teacher also remarked on the shirt, telling Catherine that she wouldn’t judge her for her choice, but “she was surprised that I supported McCain.”

Catherine got very few even remotely positive comments. One girl privately told her that she liked the shirt.

The next day, Catherine wore a T-shirt on which she’d written “Obama Girl.” The response to that? “People liked my shirt. They said things like my brain had come back, and I had put the right shirt on today.”

After the experiment was revealed, her history teacher engaged her class in a debate. “I said, here you are, promoting this person [Obama] that believes we are all equal and included, and look what you’ve done? The students were kind of like, ‘Oh, yeah.’ I think they got it.”

And the teacher who had expressed “surprise” when Catherine wore the McCain shirt? When she found out about the experiment “she was embarrassed because she knew I was writing down what she said.”

Catherine turned the experiment into a report for her history class and got extra credit.

Story Credit:
Marcia Segelstein
Original Story:
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Blog/Default.aspx?id=319972

Jesus, it is in my hour of need that I see Your powerful provision in my life. When I am in need of comfort, You are my Comforter. When I am in need of courage You go before me. When I am in need of friendship You are my friend that sticks closer than a brother. When I am in need of stability You are the Anchor for my soul. When I am in need of finances You own the cattle on a thousand hills. When I am in need of peace You are the peacemaker. When I am in need of food You are the Bread of Life. When I am thirsty You are the living water that leads to eternal life. You are my Shepherd and I shall never be in want of anything. Thank You for meeting every need I have. Amen.

It is with great respect that I ask for prayer for President Obama.  I pray for inspiration and guidance, truth and love, that he will lead this country into greatness and closeness with the Lord.  Please allow him to see the path that you have laid for us and that through his leadership and Your will, Lord, that we will again prosper in Your word and joy. In the name of Christ Jesus, amen.