Thanksgiving

English speaking church on the Costa del Sol

At The Ark there is a strong emphasis on prayer, supplication and thanksgiving.  Prayers are shared among the congregation all through the week

As God answers our prayers thanks are given to God and are shared among us all as a sign of encouragement to all. This is in line with The Ark’s vision of ‘building one another up’.  Here are just some of the thanks that have been shared in the past 4 weeks to encourage us all:

Sofia saw her class friend Alex injured in a road accident but he is OK 👏👏. He got ONLY some stitches in his face and head but no head injury or ANY broken bones. Wow. God is good ❤️. Also Jonathan, who hurt his hand, has no broken bones, just minor injury. Praise the Lord. 👏👏👏  Anna A

Thank You Jesus 💟✝️  Your Hands upon both of these boys. Hallelujah!  Berni

❣️Update and specific prayer request❣️ “George was peaceful today (2 Dec) and although very sleepy it was lovely to see him calm and resting after those very agitated days. I played worship music to him and prayed for him…. It was so lovely! Xxxx.” Plans are now being made to transfer George to a rehabilitation hospital. But we need a bed in the right hospital, at the right time, as close to his family as possible. Please pray that the door would open for George at The Royal Hospital, Putney, which is a well-respected, charity hospital and research centre, providing innovative care for adults with brain injuries. ♥️✨  via Steve M

Ah, bless You Lord for this lull in the storm. “Get down”, You said, and the waves abated. We worship You sovereign Lord for many things, but specifically this morning for the peace you have settled upon George. Now mighty God we entreat You for the provision of exactly the right rehab facility, the Royal at Putney. Open up a bed for George there so that You can continue his restoration there. Thank You Jesus. Our trust is only in You.  Roger

Yes, praise You Lord for bringing Your peace to George, I pray that You will make a way to this hospital for George’s total healing.  Edith T

Praise God for Heather’s (from my church in Northwich, Cheshire) recovery (since a blood transfusion 10 days ago) – well enough to visit her son in Ireland over the weekend.  Pam

Praise you Lord for a safe landing in rough weather. Thank you wonderful Lord.  Ann A

God’s with you all the way. Thank you, most Powerful One for protecting Ann and Norman, our treasures.  Carol R

I have an update on Francois who had a massive. Please continue to pray. God is evidently at work in this man. 🙏🏼 “Cannot operate, he has a clot in one of the main arteries by his heart. Cannot put stents in. He is on meds to try to dissolve and he has to be monitored and go back 2nd Jan to see if they can operate. We are very worried but I believe that clot will dissolve and for a absolute miracle. Just the fact that he is still alive is a miracle.🙏♥️”  via Berni

Thank You, ABBA, for all Your good gifts to us, the greatest of all being Your Love. ❤❤❤  Angela C

❣️Update:  From David (George’s Dad) today (25 Nov): “George is much calmer today PTL. We say AMEN to all the praying on the prayer group!!” Thank you for your love and kindness 🌺♥️ “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.”  Psalm 107:28-30  David via Steve M

Thank you Jesus for keeping George in Your healing hands 🙏🏼  Pam

Thank you Lord that you work in mysterious ways and nothing is impossible for You 🙌🏻  Jodie

Can’t stop; so much to thank You for. Good and loving God, we worship You.  Roger

Thank You Father that we can stand on the promise of Your word, hallelujah.  Rita

Thank You Father that I can continue to walk in Your ways, in faith, as I place my trust in You, AMEN.  Rita

❣️Update on George:  “He turned his face towards Abi and I when we first walked in (21 Nov). We prayed and sung worship song holding his hands and I have noticed especially in the last two weeks that as soon as he hears us singing worship songs a deep peace falls on him. Even David and Abigail have sensed this tonight. His temperature seems to be down and this week they may insert the gastro peg in his stomach. He is coping beautifully without the tracheotomy so praise the Lord!” We thank God and pray for the following: Thanksgiving that George’s fever is down, he has breath in his lungs, is breathing on his own, is turning his head towards his family and is responding deeply to worship.

-Prayer for successful fitting of the gastro peg without discomfort.

– That the progress George is making will continue to amaze!

– For Elisabetta, (mum) David (Dad) and (sister) Abigail, for continued strength and peace in the eye of the storm as they fix their eyes on Jesus.  Elisabetta, via Steve M

Mighty Lord, we hand over these last three paragraphs to You. It is wonderful in our times of trouble to be able to turn to You with such confidence. “Life in fullness” You promised us, Lord, and we speak this promise into George right now, giving You thanks for all You have done so far. You are our God! Alleluia!  Roger

Thank you Jesus that the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases and Your mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness. As is Your healing. Thank you Jesus for Your continued healing and blessings in and upon George and his family. Thank you Jesus  Norman

Thank u Jesus for the miracle with George.❤️✝️🔥🙏  Bonnie

With anxiety and pain on my chest, I spoke with the Lord and cry before him and proclaimed his words and I saw white dove flying in the garden before my window ❤️  Martina

Thank You Lord for showing Martina your love and peace  Carole H

Hallelujah thank You Jesus for showing Martina that Your Presence & Peace are with her 💟✝️  Berni

Ezekiel 37:15-38. Thank You Lord that You said Israel will be restored as a nation.  Carole H

Father ✝️just because it is getting colder, in the arms of the King 👑we stay warm, well, and strong 💪, thank You in Jesus ✝️Name, Father ✝️enough is enough we declare a complete healing in Helen & Carole this morning (18 Nov), new and restored strengthened this is what we claim on them in Jesus ✝️Name 🙏❤️✝️🔥🙏❤️🙏✝️🔥  Bonnie

From Elisabetta (George’s Mum) yesterday (17 Nov):  “A good day today and we have all felt encouraged by the beautiful prayers that people are lifting up to God on our behalf! It is SO humbling…  As soon as I stepped into George’s room I knew that he was feeling better. He looked much more settled and alert and was engaging with his eyes much more when I was talking to him. His temperature went down this morning and it was down when I left him this evening-Praise the Lord!-  David also noticed a glimpse of George as he turned his head around after he asked George several times to turn around and look at him. He did! Thank you Lord. I know these are really small steps but it is just what we need to keep us going!”  Steve

Dear Lord and Healer, on this glorious new day (17 Nov), we bring George (aged 20, in hospital in the UK, nephew of Steve’s friend Sally) to You again. We believe You have plans to prosper him and for that he needs to be restored. Please do a mighty work in George before the doctors get too creative. May they and the family be amazed at what You are going to do today. Be glorified Lord in George’s health today.  Roger

Lord thank You that You are watching over Francois in hospital in South Africa. Thank You Jesus that Your healing blood is flowing through his veins, into his heart and dissolving those blood clots and thinning his blood to the right consistency. May You be glorified in his healing AMEN.  Rita

Thank you Lord that you are my ever present comfort 💟✝️  Anne T

Thank You Lord for You are always with me and comforting me.  Carole H

Thank you Lord for your love and protection. What a God you are! ❤️  Howard

Thank You Lord for Your wonderful creation 🙏🙏🙏❤️  Rosalind

Thank You, ABBA, for Your healing, and for all that You are. ❤❤❤  Angela C

Praise & Thank You Living Word. We are so grateful, and love You  Roger

Thank You for Your Word which is so powerful and active!.  Edith

Sue & l have a granddaughter, Maya Beth 7lb 12oz. Born last night (4 Nov) 8.30pm – Sarah and baby doing amazing. Thank you Lord for this new life & we pray your lifelong blessing on her.  Steve

Thank you, Father God, for reminding us that all we need to do is turn our face to You and praise You with thanks for all You have done for us.  Pam

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Last year (2020) 120 prayer requests were answered, of which about a quarter were physical healings. Praise the Lord!