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Father, we ask that our infrastructure, including air travel, would be restored. Repair the damage of COVID shutdowns and vaccine mandates, Lord.

Something is really wrong with the airlines in our country right now, and it needs to be fixed. Now is the time for prayer.

From CNBC. American Airlines plans to drop service to four U.S. cities in September, including Dubuque, Iowa, which will lose scheduled commercial air service altogether.

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The Fort Worth-based carrier blamed the service cuts on a shortage of regional pilots. American, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have each scaled back service between some smaller cities and their hubs, citing a lack of aviators.

The four cities — Toledo, Ohio; Islip, N.Y.; Ithaca, N.Y., and Dubuque — will each lose service from American on Sept. 7, after Labor Day.

“We’ll proactively reach out to customers scheduled to travel after this date to offer alternate arrangements,” American said in a statement….

Holly Kemler, spokeswoman for Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport, said the airport staff “are incredibly disappointed” by American’s decision….

How are you praying for those affected by these cuts? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from CNBC. Photo Credit: Ross Sokolovski on Unsplash)

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Mrs D
June 24, 2022

Father,
Thank You for giving us the desires of our hearts and directing our intercession to be in alignment ultimately with Your plans and purposes. We look at airline cancelations, airport closures, high gasoline prices, a push for electric vehicles (based on questionable agendas and dependent on supposedly vulnerable electrical grids), transportation in general, weird climatic conditions, and so much more. And, we ask, GOD, what does our obedience to Your call look like as we expect greater manifestation of Your power and glory through us? Or, more precisely, how do You want us as Your body to respond in partnership with You to these situations? Where we need to become more like the sons of Issachar to understand the times, we desire to hear Your voice — Your direction and instruction — more clearly, more specifically with an outcome of our being inspired to greater foresight and creativity at the same time we resting in You.

Father, help us to see in these unfamiliar and puzzling situations where our motives are selfish or are based predominantly on convenience, pride, finances, FEAR or other WORLDLY/fleshly considerations. We desire to have Holy-Spirit-inspired thoughts and want to be alert to what seem to be odd changes that foreshadow circumstances that are in transition at best.

We want to expand our thinking so that we are not focused on what was, no matter how good it may have been, but we want to be in-step with Holy Spirit as He leads us through what seems to be a maze — some times a time of confusion, and even times of chaos and confusion. Yet we know also for those who have taken the opportunity, this has been a time of cleansing and deepening revelation as we are growing in intimacy with and greater knowledge of You and likeness of Your character.

We do know that many people have lost their jobs/businesses because they refused to be duped into believing that their employment was contingent upon manipulation. And, we know that work is a blessing designed by You, partially to give us purpose and a means of utilizing the variety of gifts, talents, intellect and interests with which You have endowed us. And just like You provided tasks for Adam in caring for creation, we can trust You to provide, interesting, engaging, meaningful and rewarding vocations for Your children now. We also know that YOU are our Provider in fulfilling ALL our needs.

To that end, as we sit in the secret place to commune and communicate with You, we ask for Your wisdom and strategies to design, modify, develop and implement alternative and improved modes of transportation to provide for and serve the diversity of our current and future travel needs, plans and desires.

Thank You for Your peace and Your refining presence as we seek to honor You in all our ways.

Romans 8:25…..if we hope for what we do not see, we wait eagerly for it with patience and composure.
26 In the same way the Spirit [comes to us and] helps us in our weakness. We do not know what prayer to offer or how to offer it as we should, but the Spirit Himself [knows our need and at the right time] intercedes on our behalf with sighs and groanings too deep for words. 27 And He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because the Spirit intercedes [before God] on behalf of [a]God’s people in accordance with God’s will.
28 And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose [Amplified]

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    Herb Johnston
    June 24, 2022

    I confess that my current struggle and has been for probably more years than I care to confess-, that I do not focus on the fear of walking as Jesus would have me ..or the outcome- or pain it may cause- but instead on focusing on his purpose for me ..and us-and trying to understand that.
    I think that keeping my daily pursuit simple -,will reveal more ..but I have been making progress. thank you for your accurate summation of our behaviors. I have not ever really used the airline’s.. hardly at all – twice, actually I think it is ..but our obedience in many areas-,according to our needs-hopefully will be based on the Lord’s leading- and not our( my) fears ..which-, I just repeated myself.. so anyways thank you for the inspiration.
    Amen

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Rick Wilkins
June 24, 2022

I’m praying that all air service be restored to where it was in 2019.

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Cindy Carter
June 24, 2022

My prayer is that our nation would return to what was normal before the pandemic and TRUST, TRUST, TRUST…..in the power of our God, that all would remember that He is true to His promises (Psalm 91 is full of God’s promises of protection, strength and deliverance), and that all would not just open their eyes to see, but also that they would open the eyes of their hearts. 2 Peter 1:4 says “And because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” Please remember Jeremiah 29:11…”For I know the plans I have for you” says the Lord. “they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” I have a quote posted at work…it says “keep looking up, it’s the secret of life”…..always look to God for everything, and TRUST.

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    Herb Johnston
    June 24, 2022

    I am hopeful..in response to the.. “at work”..part

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Allena Jordan
June 24, 2022

Lord, we do not know where the laborers went in our country. Possibly many retired. Some obtained work elsewhere. Lord, this is a Shemitah year. Are You quieting everything down? Lord, help us to hear the sound of revival moving across our nation. We’ve prayed for it. Let it roll across us like a mighty wave. Save the people of our nation from the most humble tiniest person to the President. Awaken God’s people. Awaken the patriots. Deliver us from evil. Fulfill the destiny of this nation. All glory to Your Name. Amen.

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    Herb. Johnson
    June 24, 2022

    And wondering about how many went to various illnesses, whether physical illness, or mental illness and more depression… that did not recover

Carol A.
June 24, 2022

Heavenly Father, please give wisdom, skills, and grace to people who have the talents to fly air planes, and to be air traffic controllers. Please help these people to step up and come to work in the air ports where they are sorely needed. Thank you Lord for giving us people with the skills and talents to fly air planes safely across our country.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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