Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thankful Thoughts and Prayers

Oh, it is a beautiful day here today in Iowa with sunshine, a gentle wind and temperatures heading for 80.  The grass is greener than green after all the rain off and on the past few days, and flowers are praising the Lord with their vibrant colors.  It is a good day to pause and give thanks for all the blessings of nature.  A few days ago a deer walked across our lawn and crossed the street on it's way back from the river.  I always enjoy seeing these visitors, although I confess I worry about the Lyme ticks they carry.  Our resident male Wren is back and was able to bring a female to nest in the birdhouse Joel made, with his special song.  Now as they await their babies to arrive, he sings yet another song of joy.  Today I give thanks for the solitude and quiet that bends my ear to his song.

Prayer Requests:

* Linny and family~ as they begin a new ministry to support orphans on a larger scale in Uganda
*                            ~ protection for her husband and two older children on a mission trip in Uganda
* Georgia ~ her heart concerns to be resolved with healing
* Dominique~ her ME/CFS relapse and severe photophobia
* Ron ~ colon cancer
* A friend who is having heart problems
*A friend who's lung cancer has returned
*Prayers for our grandson Evan's 20% loss of hearing to be restored.
*Prayers for my low levels of health and energy to be completely healed.
*Joe needs a kidney transplant

Lord Jesus, we lift up to you your children, your faithful servants. We ask that you reach out and touch each one of them and bring healing into their lives. You are a God of miracles, a God of healing, our Jehovah Jehri ~ our provider, our Jehovah Rapha~ our Lord of healing. We ask that you move mountains on behalf of them and grant each one healing, wholeness and peace.

In Jesus name
Amen

6 comments:

Joan said...

The weather sounds wonderful there. It is so hot and dry here - we really need rain.

I love seeing the deer also.

Jan Lyn said...

Renee our yard is chock full of deer also. I do love them, but now feel the same way. Right now we have so many baby fawns with their beautiful spots.
You will continue to be in my prayers.

Renee said...

Thanks for stopping in Joan...

Renee said...

Thanks for your prayers Jan Lyn...right back at you.

Mildred said...

Hi Renee, So good to hear from you! I enjoy watching the cats in front of the big window.

I just saw on your profile that you enjoy James Taylor's music. My husband has his music playing in the other room, and I can hear James Taylor!

Sending you my love, Mildred

Elaine said...

Amen Renee.

Good to hear your voice again:)

Blessings,
Elaine