Very Good News for all Prayer Warriors!
So many times I have included in my writings that Rapture Ready (RR) articles are translated into 36 different foreign languages. This includes these Pre-Rapture Prayer List articles, so the number of people worldwide that read and pray for your prayer requests is numerous.
I am very happy to announce that I was wrong. I hardly ever click the translate tab on the RR site. I did recently by accident. You see, I only speak one language (English), and I’m not very good at that.
But after I recently hit the translate tab by accident, much to my surprise I counted that 24 more languages had been added to make a grand total of 60 foreign languages worldwide that your prayers are reaching.
So I hope this recent blessing is an encouragement to those that are reluctant to email me prayer requests for whatever reasons, and that they will take advantage of this offer to have more people joining with them in prayer.
God loves to hear prayers from His creation that He loves so much. And He wants as many of His creation as possible to join Him in heaven for the eternal happiness He has planned for all that accept His Son Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
But the world is filled with lost, deceived and spiritually blind people that are destined for an eternity of suffering and torment in hell’s lake of fire. I’m sure all of you have family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc., who are lost at this time that need prayer.
So email me your prayers, and I will post them for the worldwide mass of prayer warriors to join you in prayer. And then let the Holy Spirit of God do the rest!
My email address is: email@example.com
Start your prayers with these verses:
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
“But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4: 6-11, by the great apostle Paul).
Also it is very important to read and believe Jesus’ own words in John 14:14, “If you shall ask anything in My Name, I shall do it.”
From Cynthia Nuara: I know Dick didn’t ask for prayers for himself; but just to let you all know, his health is in decline again, yet his concern is for others: He’s concerned for his wife who has to devote so much time to his care, concerned that I might have to spend more time editing his articles, concerned about keeping the ability to continue writing articles to help those who will be left behind and also the prayer requests (which he wants you all to keep sending; it helps to keep him going). He said, “My health is in God’s Hands. I’m 100% OK with His decisions. But I would really appreciate prayer for my unsaved family members. That is #1 for me.”
You’ve got our prayers, Dick – for them and also for you.
Don LaRue, Jr., has informed us that his 83-year-old father (Don, Sr.) recently had a stroke at home while he was alone; and thanks to a neighbor checking on him, he was rushed to emergency. He is under present care at the University of Iowa Hospital where the blockage has been relieved, so it is a wait-and-see if any further damage has been done. Your prayers are urgently needed that the Lord will grant Don a full and complete recovery. He has now been removed from ICU and is recuperating.
In the last Prayer List #11, an email prayer request from Robin Reece expressed her concern about her then young daughter Danielle who requested her church baptize her; but, for whatever reason, the church would not do it. Let me say this about that! Nowhere in the Bible does it command that a person be baptized in a church and/or by an ordained pastor of any kind. A believing Christian can baptize anyone anywhere.
If we look at the baptism of Jesus at the start of his ministry in the Jordan River by his cousin John the Baptist, we get a clear look and lesson on how God Himself (Jesus) was baptized. Wouldn’t you think that God would want it done right in front of witnesses and recorded in the Gospels of the Bible (Matthew 3:11-13; Mark 1:7-9; Luke 3:21; John 1:29-34)?
The shoreline was filled with observers and religious folks like Pharisees, scribes, etc. Jesus was giving them a lesson. This was very important as it was the first time the Holy Trinity appeared all at once. The Trinity is omnipresent, but at this event they were present visibly or within hearing of all. The Father made known to all from heaven, “This is my Son in whom I am well pleased,” referring to Jesus standing waist-deep in the River Jordan. Meanwhile the Holy Spirit (in the form of a dove) descended from heaven and landed on Jesus’ shoulder.
Jesus was totally immersed in water. John could have easily stood on the shore with a bucket of water and sprinkled Him like the Catholics and others do infants in diapers. But he didn’t.
From GotQuestions.org: “The Bible is abundantly clear of what baptism is, who it is for, and what it accomplishes. In the Bible, only believers who had placed their faith in Christ were baptized – as a public testimony of their faith and identification with him (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-4). Water baptism by immersion is a step of obedience… It is a proclamation of faith in Christ, a statement of submission to Him, and an identification with His death, burial, and resurrection… An infant cannot place his or her faith in Christ. An infant cannot make a conscious decision to obey Christ. An infant cannot understand what water baptism symbolizes. The Bible does not record any infants being baptized.”
I was baptized as an infant, but later in life (age 47) after much Bible study outside the Catholic church, I realized it wasn’t a Biblical baptism, so was then baptized “proper” as a “born again” Christian (John 3: 3). I realized that the Catholic church didn’t baptize me into the Kingdom of God but rather baptized me as a new member into the Roman Catholic Church. They believe and teach that salvation into heaven is through the Catholic church. But it is really through the Blessed Trinity.
I reported the following example in earlier articles, advising those left behind in the wilderness tribulation period on how to baptize new followers of Christ. But this can be done now before the rapture as well.
My example comes from my many years in prison ministry. Inmates in a Pennsylvania prison informed me one time that they had repeatedly asked the prison chaplain to baptize them; but the chaplain, for whatever reason, refused to do so, even though their chapel had a baptismal tank on wheels that could be rolled around (full of water) from cell to cell to baptize inmates.
So they took matters into their own hands and filled a laundry cart on wheels with water and rolled it around (like they were picking up dirty laundry) and baptized. A born-again believer would simply say, “I now baptize you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen,” while totally and briefly immersing the individual. It was done.
In Robin and Danielle’s case, Robin can perform the baptism in their own home using a bathtub of water. Maybe if they form a home church, others may want to be baptized. Or they may want to witness this grand event? Elsewhere for others, swimming pools, shallow creeks and streams, swimming holes, etc., can be used. If others are present, two can be used (one on each side) to briefly lower and raise the individual while the third says the words. Always be safe in doing this. Not everyone can swim.
All of you prayer warriors worldwide need to be encouraged that many are praying for your prayer requests. A continuous example is the Light of the World Ministry in Andrae Pradesh, India, who read all “After the Rapture” articles to their congregation at all weekly church services, and then place the articles in their library for pastors and youth groups to read in both English and their native Telugu dialect.
They do the same with the Pre-Rapture Prayer List articles where your submitted prayers are translated into Telugu and read to their congregations, who also pray for your requests. Then your prayers are placed in their church library for all to pray over.
I usually get one email with photos a week from Sister Deevena reporting on their progress and hardships. They send photos of their church services as they distribute food and meals to the needy, hold youth classes, baptize in local rivers and ponds, preach in the streets in various villages, tend to their medical needs, and other activities in the Name of the Lord.
The following is a list of prayer requests Sister Deevena and her father, Pastor Param, emailed me to be included in this Prayer List article. Please pray for those that are praying for you and yours. Their email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please pray for Amulya, 9th month of pregnancy. Pray for safe delivery.
*Pray for Small Church Construction at Devarapalli Village this month.
*Pray for New Motor Bikes for weekly Meetings with Team.
*Pray for Dad Param’s Mother and Mom Asha’s Mother’s Health due to Old-Age suffering with sickness.
*Pray for the Library, that it will be more blessings to Youth Groups and Good Running.
Dear Brother in Christ: During this last week, 2 brothers were attacked by Hindu groups, wounded severely, and admitted to Hospital for medical treatment. So Pray for their Healing and Pray for Eternal Salvation to Hindu groups. Government and Police Station unable to do anything, so Pray for Christians’ Safety.
Thank God for Mike’s family who are Loving and able to support Funds for Ministry. All blessings go to your family. Keep sharing in News Letter towards Light of the World ministry. We keep on remembering your Health and the salvation of your family members.
Dear brothers and sisters: We reached Fisher Man colony. Pray for Devarapalli Church plan. We reached some Hindu families, visited their houses and shared God’s Love with them, and we all spent time in Prayers. We conducted Gospel Outreach camp at Tribal and Rural villages for the Glory of God and reached lost souls through Tracts distribution and Personal Sharing. Conducted meeting. They attended and listened to the Gospel.
Another persecution in our area through Hindu attacks on Pastor, now under medical treatment in Hospital. So pray for the Salvation of Hindus.
I would like to share sad news. Recently terrorist attacks on Indian Army. A total of 50 Soldiers have died. Many families of military mourning and weeping. Pray for the families’ comfort and peace.
Pastor Paramjyothi Koyya
Light of the World Ministry (email@example.com)
Pray for Mardell Wies in her time of need.
I would like a new prayer request for my friend Nicky White. She recently overcame lung cancer and had her lung removed. After much prayer, she made a full recovery, and all scan results showed she was totally cured. However, Nicky went on holiday to Cape Verde and was taken ill. She collapsed and had a big seizure. She was released from hospital to be flown home, but while flying had another massive seizure and was taken to Tenerife where she remains in hospital as of 27th Feb. They have discovered two lesions on her brain. They hope to return her to the UK soon for further tests and treatment.
Could everyone reading this please pray for her?
A very concerned mom (Tammy Kozmor in Wilson, North Carolina) sent me the following letter, which I hope that all of you worldwide prayer warriors will take to heart.
Tammy writes, “I would like to start by saying I enjoy your articles on Rapture Ready. I have been a longtime reader. I’m also asking for your advice. I have two adult sons who do not believe or will not even talk about Jesus. I believe the rapture will happen any day. And due to the condition of the world, it will happen in my lifetime. If you have any words and thoughts on how I can reach my sons, I would love to hear from you.”
Dick’s reply: I mailed you some tracts I have used for over 30 years in my witness to the lost. (if any of you readers want these same tracts, email me a mailing address. To read more about my tract ministry, pull up “After the Rapture Directory” in Article #53 at the end of this article. Then scroll down to Article #8 for my article on establishing a Tract Ministry.) The tracts I sent your sons were the million-dollar bill tracts (available at www.livingwaters.com), the Chick booklet tract, “This was your Life” (available at www.chick.com), and the “Free Ticket” tract (available at www.gospeltractsociety.org).
Be sure to advise your sons to read both sides of the “million-dollar bill” and the “free ticket” tracts. Be sure to let me know what kind of results you get?
As far as advice is concerned, the words in the Bible are the best advice. I’d suggest you pull up Article #18 and Article #24 from the directory. On Article #24, scroll down to the second article entitled, “A Before the Rapture letter.” This is a copy of the letter I sent to all of my family members whose salvation I was worried about. Try to get them to read my letter. It is fitting for all who haven’t accepted Christ as their Savior.
I am requesting prayer for a couple I know very well that have been married for 36 years. They are a great couple but recently are getting close to calling it quits. Alcohol could be part of the blame but not all. DP is the nicest guy I know, but CP is going thru a mid-life crisis of some kind and not treating him well at all. She needs to realize she has the best guy around and better than she deserves.
Today he brought up the subject of suicide out of the blue, saying February has a high suicide rate every year. Did not think about it till later why he might have had it on his mind.
They were both brought up Christian but have abandoned the faith, her more than him. Please pray that he is not considering that final step, that she realizes she should be very happy with what she has, and that their marriage gets back on track. Also, that they come back to Jesus as time is short.
If not too much, my wife and 3 kids are not getting it in seeing the urgency as well. Please pray for my family.
Thank you so much
Prayers are requested worldwide for a proclaimed and dedicated atheist Matt Higgins. May the Holy Spirit of God guide Matt out of spiritual darkness and into God’s light.
President Trump and his staff, administration and family need our prayers more than ever. Satan now has voting control of the House of Representatives from its leadership on down including new members who are Muslims, atheists, secular humanists, pro-abortion (pro-death), socialists and every other belief promoted by Satan.
Pray to God to guide President Trump in the ways, policies and decisions pleasing to Him and His Way. Jesus said it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven (Matthew 19:24; Mark 10:25; Luke 18:25), but we pray that the Holy Spirit of God will lead the rich Trump family into heaven where they will be truly rich.
Directories: (Quick and easy way to find previous articles)
Previous “After the Rapture” articles (#1 thru #52).
By clicking on the following link, you will get a directory of the first 52 “After the Rapture” series articles. Scroll down the list to the desired article and click on its individual link. Each article and its link also has a brief table of contents:
“AFTER THE RAPTURE” articles #54 and forward (click on number):
#54 – Heaven is 100% complete sin-free happiness; Wilderness survival tips; Homemade antibiotic recipes; Reader feedback; Outback survival tips (December 26, 2018).
#55 – Hillary Clinton is an ordained witch; More wilderness survival tips; Snowflakes in the tribulation period; Evading antichrist’s gestapo; Reader feedback (January 8, 2019).
#56 – Father God kicks Son Jesus out of heaven?; Disappearing history; Wilderness survival tips; Reader feedback (January 30, 2019).
#57 – We are a big part of His plan; More survival tips; Saving seed; More on hardtack; Reader feedback; Directories.
Prayer List info and guidance
A good way to build a stronger prayer life is to print off hard copies of Prayer Lists #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11 and following, and at any time of day or night when you as an individual want to pray to the Lord, take out your printed copies and read/pray over them again. This is also great for family group prayer and home-church group prayer. God has a very big memory, and all prayers are recorded by Our Lord and Savior.
Below are the links (in blue) to all prayer lists thus far:
Email your prayer requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE FORWARD THIS ARTICLE ON TO OTHERS.