July Prayers

Our service to patients

Week 1 – TO SERVE WELL:

Sanctuary Functional Medicine seeks to serve our neighbors with the best of conventional and functional medicine, targeting root causes with personalized health interventions which produce multigenerational improvement of health.
Monday:  The staff of Sanctuary would view their work as Godly calling
Tuesday: The staff of Sanctuary would be wise in addressing patient’s suffering.
Wednesday: The staff of Sanctuary would be wise in working within a broken healthcare system.
Thursday: The staff of Sanctuary would not be hindered by equipment failures
Friday:  The staff of Sanctuary would not be hindered by other offices or health businesses with whom they must work
Saturday: The staff of Sanctuary would work as a team in caring for patients
Sunday: The staff of Sanctuary would glorify God with their care

Week 2 – TO LISTEN WELL:

Sanctuary Functional Medicine seeks to connect with our patients by listening well. Until we listen and understand their needs, we have little hope of addressing those needs. Once we hear them we can both take them to God in prayer and begin addressing those needs.
Monday: We at Sanctuary would have our ears open to medical clues
Tuesday: We at Sanctuary would have our ears open to heart suffering
Wednesday: We at Sanctuary would have our ears open for opportunities to pray
Thursday: We at Sanctuary would have our ears open to hear ideas for improvement
Friday: We at Sanctuary would have our ears open in prevenint problems before they occur
Saturday: We at Sanctuary would listen well enough to understand our patient’s needs
Sunday: We at Sanctuary would listen humbly knowing that it is by God’s grace we are here.

Week 3 – TO CARE WELL:

Sanctuary Functional Medicine desires and strives towards caring well for our patients. Practicing whole person care means we care well for their hearts, their spirits, and their bodies. Living out our calling in medicine glorifies you and blesses our patients through excellent medical care.
Monday: We at Sanctuary would have hearts sensitive to other’s suffering
Tuesday: We at Sanctuary would not be overwhelmed by the suffering we see
Wednesday: We at Sanctuary would use the best therapies for each patient
Thursday:  We at Sanctuary would find the root causes of our patient’s pain
Friday: We at Sanctuary would stand with our patients in their restoration
Saturday: We at Sanctuary would provide the best care possible for every patient
Sunday: We at Sanctuary would always be ready to learn how we can do better

Week 4 – TO TEACH WELL:

Sanctuary Functional Medicine seeks to deepen our patient’s understanding of their health. Patients who understand their root causes and their therapies are more likely to recover. We connect with them to both understand them and to help them understand their health. Teaching is a vital part of this mission.
Monday: We at Sanctuary would communicate clearly with our patients
Tuesday: We at Sanctuary would explain difficult health problems clearly
Wednesday: We at Sanctuary would answer questions thoroughly
Thursday: We at Sanctuary would enable patients to make wise choices
Friday: We at Sanctuary would encourage healthier lifestyles for individuals, families and the community
Saturday:  We at Sanctuary would encourage other health providers to practice better medicine
Sunday:  We at Sanctuary medicine always be open to being taught as well.


(Past prayers…)

June’s Prayers for R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Reverence, Enthusiasm, Sympathy, Promptness, Economical, Courage, Truthfulness

 

June 5th Reverence:

Noun: deep respect for someone or something.
Verb: regard or treat with deep respect.

6th  Teach our children WHO to revere
7th  Teach our children How to revere
8th  Teach our children Why to revere
9th  Teach our children what to not revere

June 10th Enthusiasm:

Noun: intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.

11th  Teach our children what to be enthusiastic about
12th  Teach our children why to be enthusiastic
13th  Teach our children how to be enthusiastic
14th  Teach our children when to not be enthusiastic

 

June 15th Sympathy:

Noun: feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortune; understanding between people; common feeling.

16th  Teach our children the basis for sympathy – love
17th  Teach our children for whom they should have sympathy – all neighbors
18th  Teach our children how to look for opportunities to show sympathy
19th  Teach our children how to show sympathy.

 

June 20th Promptness:

Adjective: 1. done, performed, delivered, etc., at once or without delay: a prompt reply. 2. ready in action; quick to act as occasion demands.

21st  Teach our children why to be prompt
22nd Teach our children promptness by example
23rd  Teach our children how to prepare for promptness
24th  Teach our children to give grace for lack of promptness

June 25th Economical:

Adjective: avoiding waste or extravagance; thrifty

26th Teach our children that we are stewards – the “why”
27th Teach our children how to be economical stewards
28th Teach our children when not to be economical
29th Teach our children by example

Prayer

April’s Prayers for the Church Body

Come back each week for a series of prayers covering the many aspects and challenges facing those considering adoption -on both sides.
You are welcome to request to join our private Facebook Prayer Group here.

The weekly prayers are as follows…

WEEK ONE

1)  The members of the church body would have love for one another.
2)  The members of the church body would practice love towards one another.
3)  The members of the church body would sense this love from others.
4)  No one in the body would feel uncared for.
5)  No one in the body would feel alone.
6)  No one in the body would suffer alone.
7)  No one  in the body would have to rejoice alone.
8)  No one in the body would have to mourn alone.
9)  No one in the body would have to pray alone.

WEEK TWO

10)  Their worship would be inwardly and outwardly joyful.
11)  The preached Word would be true.
12)  The preached Word would be Spirit Filled.
13)  The preached Word would be received.
14)  The preached Word would be discerned as Bereans.
15)  The preached Word would be applied and practiced fully.
16)  The preached Word would be evident to a watching world.

WEEK THREE

17)  The preached Word would lead to repentance.
18)  The preached Word would lead to change.
19)  The preached Word would lead to joy.
20)  The preached Word would lead to freedom.
21)  The strong and the weak would love one another.
22)  The strong and the weak would have patience with one another.
23)  The strong and the weak would love one another in practice, not just words.

WEEK FOUR

24)  The strong and the weak would love one another purposely.
25)  Neither the weak nor the strong would judge the other.
26) The orphan and the widow would be loved.
27)  The repentant sinner would be loved.
28)  The broken life would be loved.
29)  The searching heart would be welcomed.
30)  The world would know it by its love.

March’s Prayers for Adoption

prayer for adoption

WEEK ONE

1. Financial provision for process of adoption
2. Wisdom for overseas/domestic travel plans.
3. Favor with various agencies.
4. Safe travel to and from countries.

WEEK TWO

5. Protection from illness during travel.
6. Healing of any pre-existing illnesses in children.
7. Wisdom for attachment process.
8. Stress of transition.
9. Prayer for current children with their new siblings.
10. Prayer for communication barriers.
11. Prayer for sleep schedule adjustment.

 

WEEK THREE

12. Prayer for healing of past trauma in children.
13. Prayer for chronic health conditions.
14. Prayer for neurologic injuries.
15. Prayer for support from extended family and community.
16. Protection from chaos.
17. Prayer for feeding challenges.
18. Prayer for healing of sensory processing issues.

WEEK FOUR

19. Prayer for spiritual healing through faith in Christ.
20. Prayer for long term acceptance of the adoptive status.
21. Prayer for children to develop relationships with children already in family.
22. Prayer for wisdom with interracial issues.
23. Prayer for financial resources for possible therapies.
24. Prayer for the children’s biological family who are often in difficult situations.
25. Prayer for wisdom in relating to children with different emotional tendencies.

WEEK FIVE

26. Prayer for healing of learning disabilities.
27. Prayer for children to understand how adoption reflects God’s love for his children.
28. Thanksgiving for beauty of adoption
29. Thanksgiving for the child’s giftings and callings.
30. Thanksgiving for providing orphans a family.

31.  Thanksgiving for those who have a heart for adoption.

 

February prayers

February’s Prayers for Families

Come back each week for a series of prayers interceding for families.
You are welcome to request to join our private Facebook Prayer Group here.

The weekly prayers are as follows…

WEEK ONE

1)  Protection from broken relationships
2)  Healing of broken relationships
3)  Return of prodigals
4)  Forgiveness of past sins

WEEK TWO

5)  Provision financially
6)  Time together
7)  Patience with differences
8)  Wisdom for parenting
9)  Peace between siblings
10)  Passing down of wisdom between generations
11)  Respect for older generation by younger

WEEK THREE

12)  Physical health
13)  Community for flourishing
14)  Joyous memories
15)  Wisdom for chronic illness
16) Provision for single parents
17)  Provision for widows
18)  Provision for orphans

WEEK FOUR

19)  Protection for babies
20)  Pure hearts
21)  Discernment for parents
22)  Family worship
23)  Strong prayer lives
24)  Supportive churches
25)  Quality time between spouses

WEEK FIVE

26)  Protection from temptations
27)  Wisdom for health choices
28)  Provision for the childless