Prayer and Praises – November 2021

November Prayer & Praises

Harvest! That’s what this whole season proclaims; from pumpkin spice (sorry to those who hate it) and Thanksgiving to the success of this year’s Benefit Dinner and close-cropped fields edged by burnished trees.

We always want to see the harvest. We yearn for the success stories and the full coffers, especially in ministries that move our very core. He has brought so much in! This season calls for deep, lingering thanks for all that God has already done for Care Net Peninsula. 

Sometimes though, it can spiritually look like winter. So many lost moms and dads, so many babies. How can we see them saved? The cold deepens, leaves fall and winter comes. The ache in your heart may feel too heavy. Remember the trees outside: their buds are furled inside their branches already formed, ready for spring. He hasn’t stopped working, even when we strain to see.

Let us be people who rejoice over the harvest! Let us be the people who pray through the winter, plant in the spring, sweat, and labor in the summer.  Let us be willing to be part of the harvest from start to finish. His Kingdom will come. He will come.

"Abide in me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me." - John 15:4

We are thanking the Lord for our most successful banquet ever and seeking the Lord for wisdom as we move forward with initiatives to serve more women.

“They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.” – Psalm 36:8-9

Pray that the Lord would interrupt women who are planning an abortion and bring them to us so that we can give them the help & hope they need to choose life for their baby.

“He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart.” – Psalm 107:14

Pray for our Thanksgiving mailing that is going out now to people who have never heard of our mission. May it raise awareness & funds for the work we do here at Care Net.

“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding…” – Colossians 1:9

Prayer and Praises – October 2021

October Prayer & Praises

Isn’t it amazing that the Kingdom belongs to those who will become like little children? Let the weight of that sink into our prayers over this ministry!

Here we are: advocates for mothers and fathers who are confused by a world telling them life can only go on if the child within ends. Jesus’ heart is to save his children; from the babies deep in their mothers’ wombs to the children He sees in each mother and father, hungry for answers and hope.

The rescue story begins when they step into a place saturated with accurate portrayals of Him as holy, yet infinitely loving! Compassion enables relationship with their Father to begin.

Will we pray with childlike faith and eagerness? Will we beg for more children to join the family? May our every prayer (no matter how large in scope and vision) boil down to desiring deeper fellowship with our Father…then inviting more into the family where they may be truly alive.  

" ...but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 19:14

Pray for Ryan Bomberger as he prepares his message for the Peninsula4Life Dinner. Also, pray that the Lord would bring more monthly partners into this ministry through this event.

“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity…” – Romans 12:6-8a

Pray that the Lord would continue to bring vulnerable women to our clinic so that we can give them the help & hope they need to choose life for their babies.

“Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy! I look to you for protection. I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings until the danger passes by.” – Psalm 57:1

Pray for wisdom and favor as we continue to expand our services to women and families facing life-changing decisions.

“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.” – Isaiah 30:21

Prayer and Praises – February 2021

February Prayer & Praises

God is our shield. Meditate on that. He protects us from things that we don’t even see coming, holds himself between threats and dangers, and delivers us as armor does a soldier, from a place of death to a place of life, over and over again.

God is our rock. Don’t just read that. He holds us when the world or our hearts shake and things look upside down, confusing, broken or dark. He is the only solid ground while we learn new things and experience daunting challenges.

God is our sustainer. Soak it in. He does not let our weaknesses and needs keep us from His glorifying mission! He carries each of us through with strong arms and faithful provision for our hearts and bodies. He is more than enough for anything we face.

Praise God for being our shield, our rock, and sustainer! He is being revealed as that to each parent and baby served here, He is continuing this to our staff, and to each of you dear intercessors! What a God we serve.  He has no rival and is not daunted.

"Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint." Psalm 61:1-2

Pray that the Lord would protect, refresh, and unify our Care Net Peninsula and Alcove Health staff who work daily in this life-affirming work.

“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” – Colossians 3:14-15

Pray that the Lord would give us wisdom & creativity as we plan for our annual spring fundraising event in the midst of gathering restrictions.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” – James 1:5

Pray that the Lord would bring us the right, new Client Advocate as we expand our mission.

“While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” – Acts 13:2

Zipporah Young, Volunteer Prayer Coordinator

February 16, 2021

Prayer and Praises – January 2021

January Prayer & Praises

January is a month of memory in the pro-life community. It can feel monumentally heavy as we remember how many years abortion has now been legalized in America. However, it is a month dedicated to the Sanctity of Human Life; the sacredness of God’s creation. It points to His holiness and kindness in making something so precious. It encourages hope and praise.

So just as we remember the past with aching hearts for all those who have lost life and lost their children, we also remember Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and our Father, thanking Him for LIFE. We are made free through His OWN sacrifice of life, so let our prayers this month beg for others to be led from death to life while rejoicing in the beauty of EVERY life gained for His Kingdom. Because of faithful prayers and support, there are many chubby little faces here today. Parents have healing hearts and souls saved eternally in our counseling rooms. That is worth remembering! 

Let us remember the pain of the past, remember the joy of lives saved for today, and remember the hope of our God making all things new.

"For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death." - Romans 8:2

Pray that churches in our community will raise awareness during Sanctity of Human Life month and will take action to partner with this mission.

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” – Matthew 9:36-38

Pray that the Lord would raise up mentors to help women facing an unexpected pregnancy and help them get involved in a local church.

“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” – Ephesians 4:15-16

Pray that we will be equipped to reach even more mothers and fathers in 2021.

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

Zipporah Young, Volunteer Prayer Coordinator

January 20, 2021

Prayer and Praises – September 2020

September 2020 Prayer & Praises

Beloved Intercessors,
We no longer have to sacrifice bulls or lambs to approach our Holy and Mighty God. His love has paved a way for our greatest need: to be in restored fellowship with Him. Now we can approach His throne with boldness, asking on behalf of others! Knowing the Holy Spirit intercedes for all of us with groanings too deep for words makes our prayers resound with hope even in the face of darkness in our nation and community. His heart moves for those being harmed. Pray with urgency. Yet pray with hope!

Pray for guests to attend the Peninsula4Life Dinner who will want to partner with Care Net on a monthly basis.

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” – Proverbs 11:25

Pray for Ryan Bomberger as he prepares his message for our guests at the Peninsula4Life Dinner, and pray for our hosts who will be gathering people in their homes to hear his message.

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives…” – Isaiah 61:1a

Pray for wisdom for our leadership as we are exploring expanded services to help women in crisis.

“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.” – Proverbs 24:3 

Zipporah Young, Volunteer Prayer Coordinator

September 25, 2020

Prayer and Praises – August 2020

August 2020 Prayer & Praises

Without Jesus we have nothing. Without Jesus there is no life, no hope, no Savior, no future. What a privilege to know the Prince of Peace and to cry out His name at the throne of mercy for those who have not yet met Him, knowing He will listen and rescue. We are receiving mercy ourselves! We need Him more than ever; let that need pull us to our knees and fill us with His type of intercessory love. He is with us.

" . . . And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." - Matthew 28:20

Pray for willing home hosts for Peninsula4Life Dinner

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” – Matthew 18:20

Pray for ways to reach women who are fast-tracking towards the abortion pill.

“I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.” – Psalm 140:12

Pray for continued specific protection of staff, physically and spiritually.

“I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” – John 10:9-10

Zipporah Young, Volunteer Prayer Coordinator

August 27, 2020

Prayer and Praises – July 2020

July 2020 Prayer and Praises

It is refreshing to remember how good our God is! This year’s Drive-In4Life was more successful than any Walk4Life to date! Thank you for praying for our provision and actively being involved in watching our King come through for the weak. Let us remember what He has done already as we go before His throne. His heart is deeply moved by your praise and prayers.

"I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old." Psalm 77:11

Praise God for providing resources through our DriveIn4Life to continue operating our clinic!

“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” – Matthew 7:11

Pray protection over the staff as several have had injury or illness.

“For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.” – Psalm 27:5

Pray that we will still have effective ways to reach women considering abortion since new laws take effect this month.

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16

Zipporah Young, Volunteer Prayer Coordinator

July 14, 2020