On Saturday, December 15, 2012, Pastor Robert Furrow lost his beloved wife of 30 years to cancer.
Pastor Robert has the great responsibility of leading a large church, and his wife, Lisa, was his encourager.
Please take a moment every day, for the next year, to lift up Pastor Robert in your prayers. I pray that many will accept this commission.
Our God is with us in every moment. May we praise His name through all of them.
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
Lord Jesus, Your love does change everything. I pray that You make all things new in Pastor Robert's life. Give him new hopes, new dreams, new paths to follow. Most of all, give him the courage to let go of what is familiar, and reach into unknown places which You will show him; places he will find in his own heart. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
For He shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
Lord Jesus, I lift up Pastor Robert to You. He has been like an angel in the lives of many people. Please send Your angels to protect him and keep him in all his ways. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
Lord Jesus, You are our Savior. You are our sun and shield. You love us, and lead us down the path of wisdom. Please be Pastor Robert's wisdom. Let Your knowledge shield him from the fiery darts of the enemy. Let Your love comfort him. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. -John 14:18
Lord Jesus, You are always with us. Please remind Pastor Robert that he is not alone, that You remember him, and that You will come for him too. Let him know that he is not fatherless. He is not an orphan. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Lord Jesus, Please transform the mind and heart of Pastor Robert, his family, and the church. Help us to stand in our faith, and not to compromise with this world. May we all be living proof of Your good and perfect will. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.
Lord Jesus, Speak to Pastor Robert. Show him the plans You have for him. Lighten his heart with laughter. Tell him the way in which he should go. He's listening, Lord. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.
Pastor Robert is in Your perfect care. You will refresh him and restore his spirit. You are the keeper of all our souls, and You tend them like precious flowers. Please be Pastor Robert's joy in his time of suffering. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.
- Psalm 139:9-10
Lord Jesus, Wherever we are, and whatever the circumstances of our lives, You are there for us, ready to guide us. You hold our lives cradled in Your hand. I lift up Pastor Robert to You. I lift up his children. I lift up the people of the church. I don't know what others are suffering, what heartbreaks they endure, but I know that You do, Lord. You are able to hold Pastor Robert in Your hand. You are able to hold each and every one of Your people in Your hand. No matter where we lose ourselves, You will always find us. Please comfort Your people Lord. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Lord Jesus, Please continue to lead Pastor Robert by Your Spirit, and remind him who he is to You. He is a son of God. He is Your beloved. Bless him, Lord, and heal his heart. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
- Proverbs 2:6
Lord Jesus, Please give Pastor Robert knowledge, understanding, and wisdom as he ministers to the church. Give him sound judgment. Speak through him, Lord, words of eternal life. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
Lord Jesus, I lift up Pastor Robert to You. I ask You to send him to the places where You would have him to go. He is willing to serve You, Lord, with every breath, with every day You have granted him, until his very last moment in this world. Lead him to the lost, the lonely, the unloved. Light up his path with the pages of Your Word. Show him the way home. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
The Lord has revealed our righteousness. Come and let us declare in Zion the work of the Lord our God.
Lord Jesus, You have revealed Your righteousness in Pastor Robert. He endeavors to reveal Your righteousness in us. He is a living testimony of the work of the Lord our God. Fill him with Your Holy Spirit, and from his mouth, bring forth healing to this church. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
Lord Jesus, So often we don't understand Your plans for us. Sometimes we get lost in the "Why?" Most of the time we will never know the answer. Help us to remember that the only question we need to ask is: "Does God know best?" Do we trust You? Do we believe that You have our very best interests in Your heart? Does Pastor Robert know this? I believe he does, Lord. But that knowledge doesn't come without the pain of Your will. I lift up Pastor Robert to You. I ask You to encourage him along his way, even when he isn't able to see where his steps are leading in this world. He already knows where his steps are ultimately leading him. Take his hand, Lord, and don't let go. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. -Psalm 16:11 Lord Jesus, Please show Pastor Robert where the path of life leads. Help him find his way through this world of joy and tears. Bring him past the places of pain. Come and fill him up again. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
Lord Jesus, Pastor Robert is a righteous man. Bless him with the patience to wait for the day when You will wipe away every tear, and adorn him with wreaths of joy. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
As one whom his mother comforts, So I will comfort you;
Lord Jesus, You are the God of all comfort. Please comfort Pastor Robert, his family, and the members of Calvary Chapel Tucson. Please comfort all Your people who are grieving. Each tear we cry is mirrored by one of Your own. Hold us close to You until the end of days. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. -2 Corinthians 1:20
Lord Jesus, Bring forth Your promises for Pastor Robert, his children, and Calvary Chapel Tucson. Like the stars in the sky, Your promises are too great to be numbered, and they sparkle in the darkness of our tears. Cover us with a canopy of spiritual jewels, and show us the true meaning of rags to riches. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
...in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. -1 Thessalonians 5:18 Lord Jesus, Please give Pastor Robert many things to be thankful for. Bring forth a rainbow of blessings into his life. Set Your praises upon his lips. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, Like showers that water the earth. Psalm 72:6 Lord Jesus, Let Pastor Robert's heart drink in the rain of Your mercy that pours down upon him. Shower him with the prayers of the saints, and soak his soul in the sweetness of Your love. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen
Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. -Matthew 5:9
Lord Jesus, Bless Pastor Robert with peace, for he is one of Your peacemakers. Transform the hearts of those around him. Let the peace he has found in You soothe the spirits of others. Let him be called a son of God. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen