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Subject: Prayer Requests
Date Posted: 4/2/2008 4:03 PM ET
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JULY

  • Beverly: Please pray for our entire family.

JUNE

  • Elizabeth: My co-worker's husband (his name is Mike - a different Mike than my other prayer request)  was just diagnosed today with a brain aneurysm - he's only 31 years old.  (page 3)
  • Terri: My son (Jordan-18) was arrested Wed. and is in jail.  Please pray that he will find his need (desperate need) for a savior - Jesus Christ! (page 3)
  • Michelle: I would like to ask for prayers for the Lord to bless our lessons and to bring us where He wants us.  (page 3)
  • Char: So if you could just pray for their little hearts to mourn but be settled (not be fearful or overwhelmed). And please also pray for the families who have lost their loved ones.  (page 3)
  • Terri: my husband and I are putting our bid in for a trailer that we found for sale.  The price the owner is asking is a little steeper than we are willing to pay.  Please pray that the Lord will lay upon her heart acceptance of our bid.  Trailer was not suitable, please continue to pray that we'll find something. (page 3)
  • Elizabeth: Please pray for my friend Mike and his relationship with his daughter. (page 3)

MAY

  • Patricia: Please pray for my health.  I am coming down with a sore throat (page 3)
  • Beverly:  I'm in a spiritual slump. I just don't feel like praying, reading my Bible, or doing anything really.  (page 2)
  • Gayle: I ask for prayers for my DD Tracey (wurmtms). She's been in the hospital since the 22nd. She's having complications due to her diabetes.  (page 2)
  • Michelle: By Sunday, I have to decide which bible study option to persue: the Revelation study I've been enjoying since March, or the new Names of God study, which will be all women.  Prayers for clarity, please. Let my choice be guided by God's will.  (page 2)
  • Elizabeth: Please pray for Fr. Chris.  And a good friend of our family, Jeanne, is undergoing surgery for breast cancer this week.  Please pray that everything works out for her.  (page 2)
  • Bren: I am in need of some serious intercessory prayers right now. My ex husband is playing games again (page 2)
  • Michelle: Please pray for my patience level. It's maxed out with my oldest daughter right now. (page 2)
  • Theresa:  My youngest, who has mild Asperger's Syndrome, will turn 18 next month, and I am asking for prayer that he will find direction for his life. (page 2)
  • Terri Lynn: Please pray that God will provide a place suitable for our needs and without breaking the budget! (page 2)
  • Tara: The youngest really has a heart for the Lord, but the two teenagers...  we just keep praying and seeking His wisdom as how to best impact our kids for God.  I would also appreciate prayers for our family as well. (page 2)
  • Melissa: My 22 year old stepdaughter has gone by the prodigal wayside over the past year.  Please pray for everything  and everyone involved. I want so much for God to grab hold of her heart again, to grab both of their hearts. (page 1)
  • Kay:  Please pray for my friend, Bessie.  Her husband has Alzheimer's and is in declining health. (page 1)
  • Amanda: my DH is having surgery (#4 for this particular problem) (page 1)
  • Bren: Please pray for our pastor and his wife. (page 1)
  • Kim:  My dad's mental health and my parent's marriage.  My husband (37) has degenerative arthritis growing inside his spine.  (page 1)
  • Sherry: has breast cancer, recently had surgeries (can be found in CMT)
  • Beverly: I would like to ask for prayer for my cousin Debbie. (page 1)
  • Terri: My prayer request is for my unsaved family, my son Jordan, my husbnd John and my MIL Jane.  And me, I have been in a spiritual slump (page 1)

APRIL

  • Bren: Please pray for my family in general.  My MOPS group is in need of prayer as well.  More specifically, please pray for 5 year old Levi Stewart and his family.  my cousin Corey - he wants to go on a mission trip this summer and is having trouble raising the funding.  (page 1)
  • Keri:  Her grandfather passed away (was in CMT)
  • Theresa:  Please pray for a young friend of mine. She was in a bad car wreck (her name is April).  (page 1)


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Date Posted: 4/2/2008 4:32 PM ET
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Great idea!!

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 5:06 PM ET
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Good idea!

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 5:15 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/2/2008 7:35 PM ET
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I have another cool site:

www.crystalcathedral.org

It has a prayer community that is great. People can pray back to your requests and you can check in your prayer journal to find out who prayed for you.

There is a lady named "judyhelen" that always prays for me.  I think that is cool.

Maybe we could have a list at the top with names (almost like a church bulletin) and one of us could update there or delete when we feel something is resolved?

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 7:48 PM ET
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I was planning on doing a list at the top, but then I figured I'd wait until there was more of a list.  For right now, it's easy to scroll down the few posts and see the requests, but once this gets going (if it does), then an updated list in the first post will be nice. 

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 8:37 PM ET
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I'm glad you started this Brenda, I think it is a GREAT idea! 

Shayla

Date Posted: 4/3/2008 11:23 AM ET
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Keri's grandpa just passed away as you may have seen in the CMT thread. I'm sure she would appreciate our prayers. If anyone wants to send her a card, I'm trying to get her current address so we can do a card shower for her.

Date Posted: 4/3/2008 2:20 PM ET
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Great idea Brenda!! We can all use a little pray now and then.

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 7:32 PM ET
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Please pray for my family in general - I have several family members in my generation facing potential divorce, another recently diagnosed with melanoma, several others with other health issues. My MOPS group is in need of prayer as well, we have one young woman with a handicapped daughter who is having marital problems, another who is starting the process to become a foster parent, another having issues with her two older children not getting along with their stepfather. Also please pray that our church will choose to renew our MOPS charter - since there are only 12 members after a year, they're considering not doing so.

More specifically, please pray for 5 year old Levi Stewart and his family. His father is one of my father's co-workers. Levi has brain cancer and has had 5 tumors removed so far. The DRs say too much of his brain tissue has been removed at this point and if the cancer comes back there won't be anything more they can do for him. They have already declared him terminal but he's still fighting!

Oh and also my cousin Corey - he wants to go on a mission trip this summer and is having trouble raising the funding. This is the second year in a row he's tried to do this and I'm afraid he's going to be terribly disappointed if he misses out again.



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Date Posted: 4/8/2008 11:29 PM ET
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I'll add all of those people to my prayers, Bren.  Keep us updated!

Date Posted: 5/1/2008 1:54 PM ET
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today being "National Day of Prayer", I was pleased to have found this post!

I will be praying for the MOPS group, God can make this group prosper and I believe He will!  We'll keep praying that God will lead more mothers to you and also be praying for these women in desperate need of encouragement and guidance in thier time of struggle!

Theresa, how is April recovering!  Is she home now?  I will continue to keep her in prayer!

My prayer request is for my unsaved family, my son Jordan, my husbnd John and my MIL Jane, whom I have been taking care of for almost a year now.  Her health is slowly deteriating, she thinks God is punishing her, but I try to reassure her that just because we must endure pain and suffering as we get old is not because we have done something bad to God, but that we live in a sinful world that has been doomed from the start and as a result of man's sin we get old and decay, but the joy on the other side will be worth it all when we receive Jesus as our Savior and trust in Him, we will never have pain and sorrow again.  My son is so far into the world, its scary, please pray that God will direct his path to have a "realness" of God and who He is and what He can do to make Jordan a happier young man. He is very depressed, angry and full of disappointment, if he would only give his life to God, oh the blessing he would have and such a wonderful life, and a peace to get thru the hard times, knowing that your not alone.  My husband is the same without Christ, believes there is a God, but has no desire to know Him, its almost like God is there, but doesn't really do anything, John is just so blind and it makes me so sad, he too could be so much happier and have the 'God ableness' to get thru his tough times too, if he would just surrender to Him.

And me, I have been in a spiritual slump, I want so bad to get up in God's lap and say help me get thru this dry desert.  I know He is there waiting for me, but I just am having a hard time mustering up energy, may be it that I am afraid that I will just break down and cry, and I try to be so strong.  Just pray that I can get back closer to God and open my heart to feel His presence again.  Thank you for your prayers!

Date Posted: 5/1/2008 2:06 PM ET
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What a great idea.

I would like to ask for prayer for my cousin Debbie.  My mom told me last night that she is in the hospital with some sort of terrible intestinal problem.  It's so bad that they may actually have to remove part of her bowel and she will need a colostomy bag.  She is only 50 years old!  Please pray for her complete healing!  She is a wonderful, sweet lady, and I know she puts her trust in the Lord.

Thank you so much.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 1:44 PM ET
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Brenda, what a great surprise to find this. Thanks for starting the post. did you  post on any of the other boards that you had started the thread here??


I saw Sherry's post for the first time today, she has breast cancer. And Ownie had posted also, I dont know what her problem is specifically, but it sounded like she needs prayers also.

Jen A. [AuntieJen]-- her baby is due in about a month, she is feeling the pangs of the final days, so I will be praying for her also.

thanks Judye



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Date Posted: 5/4/2008 7:14 PM ET
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Terri--I have been praying for you and your family. 

Beverly--I prayed for your cousin, Debbie. 

Bren--I've been praying for your MOPS group, and for you and your family.

Theresa--I prayed for April.  How is she getting along?

 

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 11:32 PM ET
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My family could use some prayer right now for a couple of issues....

1.  My dad's mental health and my parent's marriage.  My dad is bi-polar (at least he was diagnosed as such many years ago, but I really think he was mis-diagnosed because no medicine has ever worked for him...).  Lately he has been having hallucinations and delusions that my mom is having an affair with someone stashed under the bed (I know it's ridiculous, it's ok to laugh).  All his other breaks with reality have involved my mom having an affair, but this time he actually believes he's seen it happening in his own bed.  So he called her a whore and kicked her out and then invited her back because her being gone would have a negative appearance for him (he's a pastor of a church hiding his mental illness).  So she went back, but he still believes she's having an affair and refusing to go to counseling (because the last one he went to last month didn't cure his hallucinations in 45 minutes, so why waste the money).  I'm not really sure how to pray except for God's will being done and God getting the glory out of a stinky relationship.  I also could use some peace and wisdom about it because I'm tired of being drug back and forth.

UPDATE (May 8).....  Mom just called (from her cell on the way home from work because she can't talk at home in front of dad).  Dad is really getting bad.  He's anxious and paranoid and still delusional.  He told the church board that my mom was having an affair.  Luckily, she filled at least one of them them in on what was going on ahead of time.  The church is supporting him (and her) through it (they realize she's not having an affair) and admitting that they knew about his mental illness when they hired him (which is hilarious because he's tried SOOO hard to hide it from them), but they still want him to be their pastor.  His doctor won't get him in until next week.

 

2.  My husband (37) has degenerative arthritis growing inside his spine, and it's putting pressure on his spinal nerve, so he's losing feeling on his right side, and the muscles are starting to atrophy.  He also has two bulging discs in his neck and three herniated discs in his lower back, and back spasms in the muscle under his right shoulder blade.  He's in a lot of pain.  He just had a steroid epidural, but they only last for a few weeks.  They're supposedly trying to coordinate surgery for him for June, but the last time I called the dr. to check on progress, they weren't working on it.  So a full healing would be awesome, but we'll take whatever God has in store.

 Update (May 13)...  The surgeon basically recommended waiting until it gets worse before doing surgery because he can still go to work and doesn't have to be on heavy narcotics to get pain relief.  The surgery costs $60,000 and has a 2 month recovery time, so maybe that's a blessing?  Not sure, but he's dealing with it well and adjusting much better to not being able to fight (he used to do no-holds-barred cage fighting, which, of course, exasurbated the arthritis).

 

Thank you.  :)

 

Phooey on men hiding under the bed



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Date Posted: 5/5/2008 11:11 AM ET
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Kim, I am praying for you and your family.

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 11:50 AM ET
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what a great idea.............

Like Terry, I too,  have an unsaved family.  It breaks my heart.  I go to a care group on Monday nights and when it's time for prayer requests, I will add these to my standing "pray for my family"..........

Bren, where does Corey want to go on his missions trip?

Thank you all for your prayers...

 

 

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 12:36 PM ET
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I'm glad to see more people posting here!  :)  Someone has asked me to request that this thread be a sticky, so it doesn't get lost.  I'll send in the request to  . . . (I can't say R&R anymore, that makes it difficult) TPTB, and see what they think. 

I've gotta jump in the shower, but I'll update the first post after that.

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 1:44 PM ET
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Okay, I'm trying to think how to best keep this organized.  I'd like opinions, if anyone has any (and I know you do).  Would it be best to just have one long list, with newer requests on top?  Or the other option is to separate by month, with the current month on top.  

Ideally, everyone would update when they no longer need prayer for a certain thing, but I know how life goes, and I know people get busy, and their first thought should not be updating a message board.  That's why I'm thinking older requests on bottom, and then if the list gets long enough, they'd probably just drop off the post (as it can only be so long).

So I guess the main question is, one long list or separated by months?  Or I'm open to other ideas as well.   

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 7:42 PM ET
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Please pray for our pastor and his wife. They've only been with our church a little over a year. They just had two families officially announce today that they are leaving church membership - and one family has only *been* members for 8 months. Pastor's wife says he is pretty depressed. Both families said they were leaving because they were moving to churches with more activities for youth (they both have pre-teen and teenage children), but still, it's only normal that he feels bad about it.

The one family leaving also means that I'll be taking over the church library as I was previously just acting as assistant to one of the women who is leaving.

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 7:59 PM ET
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Bren, I feel for your pastor.  I can understand how hard it must be to pour yourself into a church, and then you want your membership to grow, not decrease.  But I also understand that families with young children need a church with a good children's program that meets their needs.  What a hard situation all around.  I will pray for them.

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 9:42 PM ET
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Hi, all...I haven't been in here is SO very long....life has gotten so crazy recently.  But I do have a prayer request....my DH is having surgery (#4 for this particular problem) on Thursday morning.  I will most likely go on hold for about a week...his recovery time....and that just bugs the TAR out of me!  LOL  I hate being away from PBS, but know that I have to focus on getting him well.  This problem started back in October and hasn't quit since.  Like I said, we're on the fourth surgery for the same problem and we're both ready to have it over with.  Especially considering it's location (a colon tear that turned into a fistula that was so big they have to try different methods of surgery to find the one that will heal it without causing him to lose control.  And believe me, he's only 40, so he CANNOT lose control this early in life!!!).

Subject: Pray request for my friend Bessie
Date Posted: 5/6/2008 12:19 PM ET
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Brenda--either way is fine to organize the requests.  I'm easy to please and don't really have an opinion, but didn't want you to think that no one was paying attention to your post ;)

I just home home from a Ladies' Circle Meeting, which we have the first Tuesday of each month.  I'm the youngest member.  The eldest member is 87!  It's a great group of people and we always have such a good time of friendship and Bible study.  Of course, we also have a business meeting, too.  One of our members, and a good friend of mine, was unable to come, because she had to stay with her husband.  This is the first time she's been unable to leave him home by himself for a couple of hours.  He has Alzheimer's and is in declining health.  He has a hard time walking and could easily fall (which happened recently), so now I imagine she won't be able to leave him any more.  It is sad, but that is the way life is. 

I'm going to call her in a few minutes and tell her we missed her.  They had to quit coming to Sunday School--starting last Sunday, but were able to make it to church.  He has a walker, which he hates to use, but he was using it Sunday, thankfully.  He was in the hospital a couple of weeks ago (after his fall) with renal failure.  His wife had to stay with him constantly in ICU, because he is unable to cope without her.  She told me me Sunday that she could never put in in a nursing home, because he would die--not being able to adjust.  The last few months have been harder and harder.  He's diabetic and thinks she is mean, because she won't allow him to eat ice cream and things like cinnamon rolls.  It breaks her heart.  She is in her early 80's.  Please pray for my friend, Bessie.

 

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 11:09 PM ET
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I have a prayer request.

My 22 year old stepdaughter has gone by the prodigal wayside over the past year. Last April she was in her third year at a private Christian college, doing really well in school and had lots of friends. She came home for her 21st birthday and met a guy here in town. They communicated over the following month that she was in school, and by the time she came home for the summer things went quickly downhill. She started spending every waking moment with him, many nights she didn't come home, was lying to us, it was awful. We were trying very hard not to rock the boat until she went back to school in August.

Our family had been planning a two week trip to California for the first two weeks of August for over a year. We asked her numerous times if she still planned to go with us, and she kept assuring us that she was on board and wanted to go. After one day in California, things blew up, she told us she was quitting school and was going home from vacation to be with her boyfriend. It was a pretty miserable vacation because she flew home the next day and we were just reeling with all that had happened.

She did drop out of school, she found a job and moved into her boyfriend's apartment. Stopped going to church, basically threw everything we believed and felt into our faces. It has been a very tenuous relationship since then. She's my husband's daughter, and he has been more grace-filled than I have. He keeps the lines of communication open. I am stll very hurt--to make a long story even longer, her mom died 11 years ago and I have essentially been her mom all that time. I gave up a very well paying full time job to be a mom to her, and while I don't regret that at all, she acts like I am a piece of furniture.

Her boyfriend hasn't been working, she has been supporting the both of them. He just got a job in Hawaii beginning June 1, and she informed us this weekend that she was moving there with him.

Please pray for everything  and everyone involved. I want so much for God to grab hold of her heart again, to grab both of their hearts. I spent a couple of months on my knees and now I feel numb. I don't feel like God hears me, although I know in my head He does.

 

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