Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Gift of Prayer

"Devote yourself to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart."
Colossians 4:2

As I read this verse today, I felt God speaking to me about spending more time in prayer.  I think I probably have more time than many due to having to sit in my recliner so much.  It is a great opportunity to devote myself to prayer.  Unfortunately I often get caught up in a book, the TV or my own symptoms and can easily neglect this precious gift God has given us.  Today I would like to lift up some people for your prayers.

Georgia and Ravenna continue to need prayer.  Georgia's heart symptoms may be due to a pulmanary valve...continued prayers for the doctors to figure this out and get it taken care of!  Ravenna is still going through testing as blood disorders are eliminated and the search continues on.  These two sisters and their parents Shannon and Doug, and brother Parker need prayer.

Karl needs continued prayers as his body works to restore itself due to a serious motorcycle accident.  He needs to respond to more than one command from doctors and needs prayers for recovery from surgery he had again today.  Prayers for Autumn, his girlfriend, and his family too.

Marlene needs prayers for uterus biopsies to rule out cancer.

Dominique needs continued prayers for severe ME/CFS and how it has affected her eyes.  She is living in darkness most of the time now.

Linda needs prayers for an immediate new place to live as her caregiver fell and broke her hip.  Linda has severe Fibromyalgia and is bedridden.

Friends Leon and Marilyn need prayers for their health issues. We ask for healing, Lord!

Gail, Laurel, Tonja, Rose, and Karen, all need healing from severe ME/CFS.

E. and her husband need prayers for health issues.

Roger needs prayers for the chemo to get rid of his cancer.

Ron who has stage 4 colon cancer.

Ruby Grace who is being adopted by Linny and Dw (A Place Called Simplicity) and needs healing and surgery for enlarged head with fluid.

We give thanks Lord for your gift of prayer and the power that is released in Your name when we pray.  Thank you Jesus for the many blessings you bestow on us.  Thank you Jesus for answering our prayers.  Thank you Jesus for walking with us each and every day.

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


Elaine said...

I join you in those prayers.

Blessings to you and praying for you too.


Jan Lyn said...

Me too. I also think that at times, there is some thing very special about writing out prayers.