Dear prayer partners and warriors. I received a phone call this morning from a longtime friend and sister in Christ, Doris.
She is in the hospital and undergoing several tests to determine why she is feeling so poorly. So far they have not been able to pinpoint what is wrong, however, they continue to search for the answer.
Doris knows and loves Jesus, she knows the power of prayer and she has asked that we lift her up in prayer.
Father God, Master and Creator of the Universe, Jehovah Rophe, we come before you and lift Doris up to you Lord. Give the doctors Your wisdom and knowledge, heal Doris as You see fit Lord, for Your ways are perfect. Send The Holy Spirit to comfort Doris and give her peace and strength. Surround Doris with caregivers that know Your heart Lord, and have compassion and kindness in their hearts.
Father, when Doris is feeling alone, fill her room with Your presence, when she is feeling weak, give her Your strength. We ask these things in the mighty and matchless name of Your only Son, Jesus Christ, amen.
Senseless violence is senseless regardless of the color of one’s skin, religious or sexual preference or belief system. Violence has a ripple effect and it touches everyone around it, kinda like the way tossing a pebble into a calm pool of water causes ripples which spread out further and further until eventually the calm is restored. One day we will all stand before our Creator, we will give an account for what we did and did not do while on this planet. If you are blessed enough to be alive right now, these are the choices before you: 1) be part of the problem. 2) be part of the solution. 3) do nothing. The choice is yours, but remember, we are not immortal, tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone and no one gets out of here alive. Think on this; are you the pebble, the pool of water or the calm?
Dear prayer warriors, I am asking you to come together and reach out to anyone in your prayer circle to pray for Laura. I worked with her for many years, and our mutual friend Doris, who also worked with Laura and became very close to her, has told me that she has cancer and it has spread. Laura always has a smile on her face and just exudes joy and happiness. You can’t help but smile when you are around her.
Please pray that God gives Laura peace, and His strength, and the will to fight this horrible disease. She has overcome this before, but now that it has returned it has weakened her physically, emotionally and spirtually. We know that God has His plan for each of us, and we know that He is the ultimate Healer. Laura believes in prayer and has asked us to pray for her.
Abba Father, Master and Creator of the Universe, Jehovah Rapha, we come before you and kneel at Your feet, and ask that You look upon Your daughter Laura, and heal her of this cancer. Place Your hands upon her and strengthen her. Give her Your peace which surpasses all understanding. Send Your angels to stand guard over her. Give Your wisdom to the doctors and nurses so they care for her. Send the comforter to her and give her rest and peace. Place people around her that will pray for her. May Your joy be with her and may she look to You Father for guidance, and strength.
The blood of Jesus blood flows through each of us bringing healing and life. We pray the blood of Jesus over Laura and ask You Father, to bless her, and that Your will be done in the name of Your precious Son who died so that we may have life everlasting, amen.
Dear prayer partners, it has been long overdue that I update you on how my husband is doing. I thank each of you for your prayers and pray that God blesses you for your faithfulness. It has been 10 1/2 months since my husband was discharged from the hospital. This is HUGE because it is the longest he has gone without having to be hospitalized in over 3 years. He was averaging a trip to the hospital every 3 months, and his stays were anywhere from a week to almost a month.
His Crohn’s is in remission, PRAISE God! His legs are healing, PRAISE God! He is weaning off the Prednisone and pain meds, PRAISE God! These are HUGE victories!! He has had a setback, his is having problems with a compressed nerve root in his L5, but is scheduled for a procedure tomorrow. Due to this recent setback he has not been very mobile resulting in a large weight gain, which has also created some breathing problems and fluid retention. I am NOT discouraged with this because I know that God is in control. He is in the midst of all of this. That is not to say that it’s all sunshine and lollipops, I would be lying if I said we are struggling with this but then we stop, breathe, pray, and realize that God has brought him so far and He is not done yet.
I ask that you continue to pray for Jose. That one day very soon he is able to wake up without bandages on his legs, able to take a deep cleansing breath, able to walk without struggling, has been able to come off a lot of the meds he is on, and that he can be more involved with our beautiful grandbabies.
Again, thank you, bless you, and may God richly reward your faithfulness.
Dear prayer partners, I have been asked to share a prayer request for Richelle. She needs to have surgery on her pancreas. We know that God is in control, we know that He is Jehovah Raphe our Healer. May God place His healing hands upon Richelle. May He give His wisdom to the doctors and caregivers. May He place His angels about Richelle and may He send the Comforter to give her peace. I pray for the family and friends of Richelle that God covers them in His peace and wraps His arms around them giving them His strength. In all things may His will be done as His will is perfect. He knows the plans He has for us. May He give us grace and mercy and may we open our ears and hearts to hear Him and to know Him. I ask these things in the name of His precious Son, Jesus Christ, amen.
Dear friends and prayer warriors, I ask you to lift up my husband in prayer. He suffers from a rare disease that has no cure and no real viable treatment options and is in constant chronic pain every single minute of every single day, BUT I know that God is in the midst and that He has the cure and treatment. I pray that however God wishes to heal or use my husband is perfected. If he chooses to heal by His hand, or by the hands of man, let it be completed in His time and way. I pray that the pain my husband is in is eliminated in Jesus’ mighty name. It has been nine long years that he has been suffering with this, and while we know that God is in control, we are still human and imperfect and lose sight and clarity and become weary. I pray for strength for both of us, as I, the caregiver also get weary. Should it be God’s plan for Jose to be healed by doctors, I pray that He places the right doctor(s) in our path with the right plan to heal him swiftly. May God’s mercy be upon Jose, may The Comforter embrace Jose and may God’s army of angels watch over Jose and protect him. May His peace surround Jose continually and may he hear the voice of God. May God continue to provide us with the finances to treat this disease as it is very costly. We give all thanks and praise to God for all that He does for us every day and thank each of you that lift us up in prayer as we know the power of prayer.
Dear prayer warriors, I wanted to give you an update. As of today, Gloria is doing much better. Her blood pressure is still a bit high, but she is out of the hospital and following up with various doctors.
She is so very grateful and thankful for everyone’s prayers, and is asking God to bless each and everyone of you for your faithfulness. She knows that God has her in His hands and gives Him all praise, glory and honor.
I will keep everyone posted with any updates and thank you all. May God bless your comings and goings and fill your storehouses to overflowing.