Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Prayer list

Good morning all. My apologies for taking so long to get back to everyone on this. Also, if you get two copies of this I am sorry for the duplicates. I think this was precisely what I was worried about happening: getting people ready to help, then, getting sidetracked. That being said, I am going to send the following email, even though it is incomplete, because I think praying for at least some of the things for which I need prayer--but not all--is better than no prayer whatsoever. So, below is some of the story explaining what this is about and the specific prayer requests. I am not going to let me perfectionism overrule my need for prayer and support.

Thank you for your willingness to stand with me and my family in these days. If you do not know my story I will give a very brief summary to catch you up to date so you can see where we stand and why we need your support. In early 2010 I was diangosed with a rare, incurable form of cancer called desmoplastic small round cell tumor. We just shorten it to DSRCT. I did 10 rounds of extreme chemotherapies before partaking in a radical surgery at the end of March 2011. After my surgery there were complications and I was able to return home to attempt further chemotherapy throughout the rest of 2011. In October 2011 I broke my right leg due to osteoperosis and chose not to go back on traditional therapy because of the extremity of the treatments. In April 2012 we discovered, that although the disease had been in remission, it returned. In June we learned it was growing throughout the body as well as a second, never-before-seen type of mutated cancer inside my marrow. As a result the doctors said I would be able to risk some chemotherapries which would more than likely kill me in the process of treating a disease that would not likely respond. I decided to foregoe the therapy and receive transfusions and medications instead so I could enjoy the rest of my days with my family and friends. 

Now, if science were the only thing we were to go by, this would be nearly the last sentances I could write. But, I and my family believe that, while science is powerful and has allowed me significant healing, there is greater power in God to be tapped into. When we received this diagnosis it was essentially a death sentance and since then I have vowed to view this as a lesson in learning how healing works. According to science, I am dying. But, I serve a God bigger than science whose ways are greater than our ways. Do I know I may still die? Yes, I am aware of it every moment of every day. Does that stop me from pressing into God for something more? No. Through your partnership and prayer with me, however, that may look, I am hoping God will restore me in a supernatural, miraculous way for which only God can be given credit. I pray that I am used mightly to demonstrate God's goodness and mercy to the world I encounter. May Jesus Christ be seen through, in and by me. I do not wish to be the focus of this, but, rather, that the great glory me may give would go to God the Father, his son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. With this as my state and purpose I stand on a key verse, "I shall not die, but live to declare the works of God, in Jesus' name." That, my friends, has been my prayer since this began. And, it is to this day. May his great works be proclaimed! 

To try and overcome the dark spiritual forces that constantly attack me, we have prepared a targeted list of prayers that we pray daily. There is no requirement that you pray these daily. Sometimes we miss days becuase, well, life happens. But, we always return to them. This is not an exercise in religion where the number of times you pray get somehow added up and at a mysterious tipping point healing will occur. At least, that's not how God has me envisioning it. My vision is that God would raise the level of faith in all of our lives that the body of Christ would opperate in its fullness and, as outlined in Ephesians 4, "so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." Again, the development of all of us, to the glorification of God and Christ, is my goal. If I am not healed, but, we all are part of a stronger, more unified church, I would be satisfied God's work had been done. If I am healed, but, striffe, division, pride, and, jealousy rose up as a result, I would lament and beg God's forgiveness. For, this whole effort is for God. If I be healed along the way, praise be to Him.

With this being said, here are prayers we are targetting daily. As you feel led, please lift me, my wife, Kerri, and, our three kids, Page, Emma and Liam up, that we, as a family, may be drawn closer to God's blessed presence and holy name.

Below are prayers that we ask you stand with us uttering, declaring and beseeching God with. These may change as attack, mercy shifts. As we need to update it I will send out new emails accordingly.
  • Jesus, help me to fulfill your word to be a spiritual ecologist as you intended it.
  • God, let me write powerfully, creatively, and, transformatively with the prophetic, revelatory and life-giving power that will free souls from the slave trade (Revelation 18:11-17) until we are all moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God's son, fully mature adults, fully developed within and without, fully alive in Christ (Ephesians 4:14-16).
  • God in heaven, give me a FULL understanding, both conceptually and experientially, of what it means where John writes "the witness of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (Revelation 19:11) Make MY ENTIRE LIFE such a witness.
  • There are four writing works I desire with all of my heart to complete: 1) prophetic portraits of my children, 2) an autobiography, 3) a complete treatise of 100% truth of healing and 4) the fullness of my testimony in Christ.
  • Lord, pour out your mercies upon the Steeles that your grace may give them peace, joy and fruit of the spirit.
  • Lord, allow Will to complete the writing assignments you have placed in his heart and spirit.
  • Lord, give Will the grace to overcome the constant stress of dealing with regular life in the midst of what appears to be the process of dying.
  • Lord, release miraculous love into the lives of the Steele family.
  • Lord Jesus, create a supernatural environment of healing and hope in the home of the Steeles.
  • Lord, give them dreams, visions, words, wisdom, knowledge, and, insight into the various attacks the enemy may be aligning against them. And, more importantly, draw them into your safety and presence when such attacks come. Render these gorilla invasions of fear, distress, angry, frustrations, ignorance and confusion powerless against the Blood of your son Jesus Christ.
  • Lord, release financial providence into the lives of the Steeles that you, Lord, would be honored for your faithfulness and unfailing love.
  • Daily place the armor of the spirit upon each an every person in the Steele family that they may not be attacked or defeated by the weapons formed against them.
  • Lord, allow Will and Kerri to keep the divine order of significance. Let them keep what is important before their eyes and what is unimportant, may it fall where it may.
  • Remove any and all communication barriers between Will and family, friends, support staff, medical professionals and staff.
  • Allow supernatural forethought and vision into the plans which will most effectively glorify you God and stregthen the Steeles. Let them be sensitive to these calls and respond with full obedience to your move.
  • Lord, let Kerri have peace of mind, clarity of focus and freedom from physical, mental, emotional streess usch as 
  • Bring healing from the depths beyond this world to each person in the Steele family. Will's body, soul and spirit. Kerri's body, soul and spirit. And, the body, soul and spirit of Emma, Page and Liam.
  • Lord, you know that I (Will) has framed this entire disease process in the context of one great lesson in healing. God, I pray that you would allow me to live and proclaim you and your great works in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Let this family use what talents and resources you provide them with to the fullest of their capacities. Allow them, Lord, to do amazing things with so little that you Lord would be praised and glorified.
  • Lord, please allow divine order to permeate the actions of this family. Let their communications be spirit to spirit, deep to deep.
  • God, if life is to be Will's fate, may it be a great testimony to the world that you God are real, that you are alive, that you do heal and that you do care about even the least of us.
  • Lord, release, in complete, perfect form, the messages you have Will to pass on to his wife, children, and, family.
  • Give a supernatural release of the love of Christ into the lives of all the Steeles. We wish to serve you Lord, glorify you through our choices, actions and deeds. Let our lives reflect yours in all things.
  • Lord, let me health be a reversal, a supernatural sign and wonder to the medical community, as I not only return to fullness of health, but, all the conditions from which I suffer.
  • God, you brought Jesus back from the dead, surely you can keep me from going there in the first place.
  • God, help me to honor you in ALL I do.
  • Jesus, I have never been around or through anything like this. Let me be a shining example of your grace, mercy and love in all things.
  • Lord, help me to be honest with myself and others in self-assessment of my condition. Let me be neither to over-confident nor too unsure, but, rather, finding the balance in all things.
  • Lord, let me my life be a work of art glorifying you to the fullest each and every day
  • Teach me, oh God, how to receive your blessings and grace.
  • If, Lord, I am to die, reveal my fate to me that I will be aware of the truth, and, not put my hope and trust in false things. To you be the honor, the glory, and praise for all things!
  • Protect, oh God, my wife, children, family and friends that their faith would be strengthened through this and not destroyed. I fear for my children they will have seeds of anger, hatred, and, rejection of you Lord if you take me away from them. If you do, Lord, please be their guide, their counsel and the shield.
  • God, help me and my family to reveal God's healing touch to the lives of thousands of people watching us to see what you will do God. Stand up and show that you God are the true god.
  • Jesus, give me the strength to rely on my body's natural defense mechanisms whenever possible. While I recognize the value and benefit of medications, Lord, I pray you would give me the courage, strength and supernatural relief from pain without relying on drugs. God, stop me from relying on the spirit of pharmakaea.
  • Lord, let me make the most of every moment I have. Whether it is to use my time wisely, to spend time with my children, to sleep when it is needed and be restored when the time is right.
  • Lord, help me right discern medical symptoms from "hiccups". If I have a problem, Lord, let me know.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Lord, distinguish a difference between the spirit of medicinal help and the spirit of pharmakae. Protect me Lord from what is attack and give me peace to accept what is restorative and life-giving.
  • Jesus help me to only expend energy in productive ways, and, to not become frustrated, disappointed or distracted by doing the work of a "busy body".
  • God, grant me self-control, physical normalcy and peace of mind to maximize what time I have in the days ahead. Let manias and depressions neither push nor pull me off this course you have set.
  • Holy Spirit, quicken my mind, senses and will to make wise, life-sustaining choices with my diet, sleep and exercise patterns.
  • Lord, magnify and quicken my senses THAT your voice and will becomes 1) unmistakable 2) my responsiveness and submission is 100% complete without reservation and 3) you will would be accomplished regardless of my perfection (or imperfection). Let me pursue the fullness of your blessing and receive the grace of your forgiveness.
  • Let the creative works you have placed in my God work to such a degree that Jesus Christ is praised and I am TOTALLY forgotten. Praise be to God and Christ through the work set before us.
Added 10/11/12
  • Heal Kerri to the fullness of your capacity God. Remove her headaches, restore fullness of function and energy. And, protect her from the drain and theft stress has been in our lives. Protect her from the enemy's unrelenting attack and give her faith to replace doubt.
  • For Will, give him strength to transform his diet to avoid more medications and "diagnoses". Prevent diabetes (or prediabetes) and hypertension. Let peace and health radiate throughout his body.
  • Let Will find the strength he needs to complete his writing and "assignments". Prevent distraction and weight from pulling him in directions that take away from what  he needs to be doing.
  • Try not to let body's degradation prevent Will from praising God. Things seem to be "shutting down" and I hope to keep my head above water as this happens. Not a great prospect, so, I will need grace in this process.
  • Pray that the kids stay open and communicate as things change, i.e., Will's health declines and Kerri's stress load increases.
  • Find grace and God's provision as short term disability kicks in. We will be working with a lot less income and I don't know if I will be able to go back to work. Honestly, this answer will only come in time. I pray that Kerri and the kids will be able to do okay with my "limited" income. It is a scary prospect, one, I as a the sole provider for the family feel I am failing to provide. Hard to swallow this one as a man. God, please come through.
  • God's protection as we fall out of favor of the "best" doctors into the hands of lesser doctors who are fighting over the scraps. We need wisdom to know what are the best choices as we get passed from team to team.
Praise reports
  • Will, thank you God for allowing me to find a combination of medications that allow me to sleep. This had been a major issue and is now under control.
The following is taken from a book called the Prayer Passport to Crush Oppression by Dr. Daniel Olukoya. We stand on these prayers, not because there is special power in this man, but, because we feel anointing in his prayer gifting and believe his words are true, and, powerful tools of God to be used for freeing bodies, souls and spirits from oppression. This part is important, but, the items listed above are more important at this time.

Dismantaling Cancer

Confesions: Proverbs 4:20-22: My son, attend to my words: incline thine ear unto my saying. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and, health to all their flesh.

2 Tim. 1:7: For God hath not given us a spirit of fear: but of power, and of a sound mind.

2 Tim. 3:3: But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

Matthew 15:13: But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

Mark 11:23: For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be though cast into the sea; and hall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things he saith shall come to pass: he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Mark 11:24: Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Jeremiah 30:15-17: Why criest though for thine afflication? Thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these thing unto thee. Therefore all they that devoir thee shall be devoured and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey. For I ill restore health unto three, and I will heal thee of they wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
Praise/worship: pray them interceding on my behalf. Change the words as needed to reflect the prayer to be as if it were my own.
1) All the activities of silent killers in my body, die, in the name of Jesus.
2) You the symptoms of cancer in any area of my body, die, in the name of Jesus.
3) Every evil growth
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As noted earlier, I just couldn't sit on this any longer. Please forgive the length. I am in all out assault mode. But, please remember, for all that I ask, keep GOD at the center of this. Not Will Steele. Jesus is Lord. I am his servant. The Holy Spirit is worthy of honor and praise. Not me. I am just asking that God would spare my life that I could begin to do the REAL work he has set aside for this day. For without our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, all of these words, all of these prayers, all of these actions are meaningless. Stand with me to keep the foundation centered on God.

Thank you for standing with me. I ask the Lord to cover, protect and hide you from the roving eyes of the enemy. Your brother in Christ,

Will

2 comments:

  1. I've printed your list and will be fighting for you in prayer.

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