Hello Prayer Warriors,
"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:3-6
I haven't had a chance to email those on the prayer list for updates because as you know I'm having computer problems. I'm going to let you add your requests this month by way of commenting to this post.
Please don't forget all those on the list for the last couple of months. I'll continue to pray until I get an update.
November, October, September
- Let's remember each other during this Christmas season. I'm thinking of those who've lost loved ones this year. The first Christmas season is always hard.
- Let's remember our country during the transition in the government, the wars and the financial crisis.
- Let's remember and all those individuals going thru financial difficulties. I know several people personally who have had their jobs threatened or lost due to the economy.
- Let's remember our military.
I've been thinking more about comfort in suffering since I posted my card for the Salt Challenge
One of my favorite passages of the Bible is Psalm 34 ( link to the passage on Bible Gateway)
There is so much about that passage that is reassuring and comforting in times of suffering.
Here are some highlights, but to get the full effect, click on the link or get out your Bible and read the whole Psalm.
he answered me
he delivered me
LORD heard him;
he saved him
he delivers them.
the LORD is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
those who fear him lack nothing.
those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous
his ears are attentive to their cry;
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
A righteous man may have many troubles,
but the LORD delivers him from them all;
The LORD redeems his servants;
no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him
...and all this is just from one Psalm! Isn't God good?
Christopher : You might remember the little boy I posted a RAK request for the other day. It was going around the Internet that his last wish was to receive Christmas cards. That was NOT his wish and the family doesn't even know how that got started. It was wonderful that people sent cards, but the family was also harassed by strangers. That was the reason I took down that post. I've been in touch with a and now I'm going to add Christopher to our prayer list. He is a little 6 year old boy very sick with Cancer. As you can imagine it is a very difficult time for his family. Please pray for him and also for his family and doctors as they strive to keep him as comfortable and as happy as possible. The family friend told me that "Christopher is having good days and bad days. He has physical challenges now, he needs help to walk, but he is very much alive and kicking." Christopher is going to get his 'real' wish granted by the people this week. Pray for Christopher, his family, especially the mother. As a mother myself I can't imagine what she's going through-- I'm tearing up just thinking about them. Our knows, doesn't He? I'll update as they let me know what is going on.
Me: I'm doing good. My treatment is probably working. It's a slow process and I may not see any significant progress for months. At least I think the crisis is over. The worse part of it for me is all the doctors appointments and especially the needles (for steroids and blood work). I had 5 babies with no epidural because I don't like needles... Oh well, I'm getting more than my share now. I'm not going to talk about it anymore unless a specific need comes up. I do appreciate your prayers and concern. Please know that I'm doing ok. Hey Jacki- I love you, just so you know:) I love that Psalm too! so....here are my requests:
Please continue to pray for my cousin, Beverly and her dad, Earl, as they grieve the death of my aunt.
Pray for my mom as she grieves for her sister. Mom has Alzheimers and this has really set her back. Pray for me as I deal with mom.
My boys both seem to be doing well! Thank you for praying for them and please continue to pray that they are open to God's work in their lives, etc.
I am burdened for our military--comfort, safety, their hearts and minds gaurded from all they see, hear, and experience as they serve our country.
Thank you prayer warriors!
Keep praying! God hears, and delivers. Choosing Joy! Jacki