Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Anybody Wanna Pray With Me?

I hope you're encouraged by all the positive answers to prayer this month. We still have a few requests continued requests.

To those requesting prayer... God know your needs and He's already working on your solution.

Psalm 27: 13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
and this verse from my favorite psalm(at least my favorite for now :)
Psalm 34: 10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

To the prayer warriors... Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with God's people who are in need.


  • submit your request email me at
  • Check back on last months post for the previous details and requests, I'm only including updates and new requests here. ( you can find the links on the right listed by month.)
  • If you've been on a previous list, please email with your update.
  • Remember to pray and then leave a comment as a way to encourage all those on the list.
New* My Friend Lori and her family are on a adoption roller coaster. They recently found out that the little girl they were slated to adopt was reunited with her birth mother. Lori's says on her blog "It is my prayer that these babies not be left in institutions, but grow up with the love of their own mother in their own native country. Adoption is 2nd best for these little ones.
So I say, PRAISE GOD that this sweet little girl's mother came back to get her. PRAISE God that the little twins we were matched with earlier will be raised with their birth mother! That's the way it should be! Am I hurt? Of course I am. But my God is in control and He has a plan."
Please join me in praying that they will have the peace and be comforted by the God of all comfort.
Update* Catherine: Ethan will be assessed by the Autism team this Tuesday morning for 4-5 hours, and we should know something or get some sort of answer there at that appointment. I am nervous as anything, just because I don't want us to be brushed off or not taken seriously like has happened in the past. Let's especially pray for his assessment on Tuesday 10/7

~Ethan is on a restricted diet now, and has been on it for 6 weeks...he has shown lots of improvement. I thought the diet wasn't working in week 4, so just to test it I let him go off it for one day. Well, it was actually only for a few hours because within 2 hours or so of leaving the preschool he showed signs of having a reaction. He went from being very verbal, to just sitting on the floor crying for hours because he didn't know what else to do. When his body got rid of the "bad" food, and he was back on his restricted diet he told me "Mommy that food at school, made me go crazy!" Praise God that the diet is working

~He still having lots of issues, but at least we are now on the right track...even if it is a long road ahead.

Thank you so much for your continuous prayers, and may God bless you greatly :)!
Side note, I am starting a parent support group at our church because we have over 13 different children in our church who are on the Autism spectrum in some way. There is a HUGE need there, and I am looking forward to seeing where God takes this lil project of mine.
Hugs, Catherine
Let's continue to pray for Catherine and Ethan...
Update* Nancy Ward: Nancy's son, Andy is improving slowly but he and his family (wife and two young children) would greatly appreciate your keeping them in your prayers and thoughts. There's no doubt the prayers he has received have contributed to his improvement. Go back to January and February for details on Andrew.
Update* Michelle : please continue to pray for Michelle's mother and Michelle as she is her mother's caregiver.
Her surgery failed and now we are looking at both pulmonary function issues and another, even larger, surgery at the big city hospital. We don't know when that will be happening, but in the meantime Mom is in excruciating pain and really can't get any relief. Prayer for her pain to subside and for the specialist surgeon to have guided hands would be very much appreciated. Michelle Adams

Update Bette: Joe is doing much better. He is resting and doing what the DR has prescribed. So, our prayers are really helping him heal. Thanks to everyone for keeping him in their thoughts and prayers. Please continue to pray for him and his recovery.Love, Bette
Update* Marcia aka marciad: DD is still off from work and going to frequent physical therapy appointments. This will take time to heal. Hugs, Marcia


Update* My niece Amanda's baby Isaiah:

Hi Aunt Jacki,
Isaiah is well. When we went to the hematologist she explained that he has a milder form of the deficiency and us keeping him away from all of the "triggers" that they told us about should result in him having a normal, healthy life. The thing about G6PD, is that it was like God's way of protecting people from malaria. He is resistant to being infected with Malaria, but unfortunately, there are other side effects. DJ does not have the deficiency, we had him tested as well, so that was great news. so as long as he does not eat any fava beans or moth balls and no aspirin or anti-malarial drugs, he should remain in the clear :-) thank you for praying for him ans asking everyone else to. I am so glad that he is ok. I have to send you new photos of him. He is growing so fast! He's already a month old. It seems like yesterday, I was talking to my belly begging him to come on out!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Update* Kimberly: I am doing better. I am more up than down right now and very thankful. Getting into the swing of bible study has helped so much and I am happy to say that I am taking baby steps in moving my body :)


Update: Karen (Sarah's Daughter): We have an appointment October 16th to see if we can find a better medication for Karen. The migraine's are still severe, and if she skips a dose, then she often has one of her "episodes" the next day.

Abigail and Karen

Update: Sandie (sandie994 from GW)

Things just keep getting worse for for my brother and his wife. Last week his job was downsized. He had worked there 25-30 years. The worst part of course is the hospitalization. They can buy it from COBRA for 18 months but it will probably be very expensive and with cancer it will be hard to get other. The chemo has hit her really hard so they will be making adjustments in that. Thanks to all for keeping them in your prayers, sandie994


Update*: Debbie S ( Kentucky Deb from GW) I'd like continued prayer for my boys. They both seem to be doing well. Jud (the oldest who has struggled so) is still of great concern to us. We continue to pray for him to turn his heart back to God. I feel a real urgency in this regard.
I am struggling a bit physically. I had a bit of a set back over the weekend and am having quite a bit of pain in one of the areas of one of my surgeries. I know what caused it, just wasn't expecting it!
I'm feeling "under attack" spiritually too. I'm examining my life for areas of sin, etc. that I might need to get right with God. Feeling very "dry" and disconnected from Him. Sometimes this happens because of fatigue and/or before I go through a round of depression. I haven't struggled with that in a long time, so I'm needing prayer for discernment about this.
I feel like this is one long "whine, whine, whine"! We do have so much to be thankful for and I never want to lose sight of that.


Update* Me(Jacki): Last Friday I started the new medicine . On Tuesday night, I broke out in hives. I could be allergic to something else, but we are erring on the side of caution because hives is a common side effect of this drug. The doctor has changed my the medicine back to the original drug but at a normal dose, as opposed to a starter dose. So...right now I'm really itchy and taking Benedryl. I'm already believing God for healing... it's just a matter of time.

Thanks in advance for your continued prayers for me all these requests.


Sharon in NE said...

I have lifted each one of these individuals up in prayer asking for God's healing, wisdom for the medical staff, and His comforting peace to each one.
Thank you Jacki.

Kimberly said...

thanks for the updates Jacki, I will continue to keep all in my prayers.
Hope the itching does not drive you crazy!!