I believe in doing spiritual battle against the forces of darkness. Therefore, I am asking you - the saints of God - for your prayers in two important areas:
A) My son. He is undergoing all kinds of disciplinary challenges that we (his parents) know are not purely the fruit of his doings. We know his character. While he is rambunctious, we know he is not malicious. The out-of-nowhere suddenness of a slew of issues bespeak a spiritual "cause" to the relational and situational "effects" - if you will. We want him to be more spiritually aware and watchful, too.
B) Finances. Everybody we know is experiencing some kind of pinch over finances, so this is not an uncommon request. My request is that the Lord should combine my employment with my calling. I believe when that happens it will unlock the door of His treasure upon our lives - not always monetarily of course, but in the sense that our family will flow in His blessings and find favor in all we put our hands to.
No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, said the LORD.
And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to the voice of the LORD your God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that the LORD your God will set you on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you shall listen to the voice of the LORD your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your cows, and the flocks of your sheep. Blessed shall be your basket and your store. Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. The LORD shall cause your enemies that rise up against you to be smitten before your face: they shall come out against you one way, and flee before you seven ways. The LORD shall command the blessing on you in your storehouses, and in all that you set your hand to; and he shall bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you. The LORD shall establish you an holy people to himself, as he has sworn to you, if you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and walk in his ways. And all people of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of you. And the LORD shall make you plenteous in goods, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your ground, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you. The LORD shall open to you his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain to your land in his season, and to bless all the work of your hand: and you shall lend to many nations, and you shall not borrow. And the LORD shall make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath; if that you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day, to observe and to do them.