Sunday, April 25, 2010

Not Just Sunday Prayers- Week One

I ask for prayers for so much. Many have held us up. So, bloggy friends, I am going to share some prayer needs, some right from YOUR amazing hearts. I also want to encourage you to share your prayer needs in the comments section. I'm going to update this blog with any prayer needs that you share.

I would like to know how I can pray for you.

Chrissie, a little girl adopted from Serbia last year, has had corrective surgery on her heart. There were complications and she has actually died twice...and been revived. She is on a lung and heart bypass machine. Her family has asked for some very specific prayers.
*That her heart will be right when it comes off of bypass (it wasn't)
*That her one functioning lung will function properly and not fill with blood.
*That infection does not enter her body. Her chest cavity is not closed yet.
You can read more at their website "All are Precious in His Sight"

Please pray for Abby Riggs. She is a beautiful little girl who has an aggressive form of Leukemia. She is on the last 1/3 of a year and a half of chemotherapy. Her immune system is almost nothing and there is a chance of relapse. She needs your prayers. You can read more at their website "...Where laughter lives:: The Riggs Family Blog"

Please pray for both Olivia Mame (who just passed court in Ethiopia) and Rolando and Julia (who's parents are in Guatemala right now, but can not yet bring their children home...after almost FIVE years)...please pray these children are able to come to their forever families QUICKLY! Also, please pray for comfort and peace for these sweet children and families as they wait.
To find out more about Rolando and Julia read "A Life Outside the Box"
To follow Olivia Mame's story, go to "Waiting for Olivia"

Please pray for Daniel who has Hydrocephaly. His family is waiting for a signature that will allow him to come home and get the much needed medical treatment. Please pray for this signature and whatever is necessary for Daniel to come home. Please also pray for Liberia to open up to adoptions in order for their other two blessings to come home(Diamoh and Junior). You can read more at "Smith Soup"

Please pray for two friends of ours who's parent and sister are struggling with some serious health issues.
The Fry family-Mother has cancer and is going through treatment. Please pray for healing.
The Rogge family-Sister's (Jane) heart is weak and failing. Please, again, pray for healing.

Please pray for my bloggy friend Ranae and their adoption in Bulgaria. Please pray for a court date (which has been a long time in coming). You can read more at "Adopting Ava".

Just Added: Please pray for Alex and Cass. They are having a new little blessing soon that has obvious and very serious heart issues. Please pray for healing of Noah's heart and that this little girl is a strong fighter through all the surgeries (if God's will is otherwise that immediate healing). Please pray for peace for the family as they deal with this overwhelming stress and that they show God's glory and strength in their relationship as they journey through this challenge. If you would like to read more you can check out their blog at "Huffman Haus- Mainz"

Just Added: Actually I've been praying for this AWESOME friend for awhile. Shonya and her family are adopting an infant domestically. Their journey hasn't been the easiest, but God has been so apparent as they walk this path. Please pray for their family, that God shows them their child, that these birth moms (and children) know the love of Christ and Salvation through Him. You can follow their blessed journey at "Learning How Much I Don't Know"

Finally, You know our prayer requests I bet :). Our court date for Rachel (our sweet daughter) and Gabriel (our awesome son) is on Friday. Please pray we pass the first time. I have butterflies and will be keeping VERY busy this week. Please pray all everything and everyone is present with the correct Identification. Please also pray for the health of our sweet twins and that they are loved. Please pray for their bio family...that they know the peace of Christ and are comforted. Lastly, please pray for financial blessing as we gather the funds for the final stages of our adoption and beyond. (*We could use prayers for peace this week.)

Okay, yep...that's long...but all of these prayer requests are so important. If I haven't put yours on here when I first post this...know it's because I also don't want to violate the privacy of anyone that may not want their very personal requests shared.

I will be praying today and this week for any and all prayer requests! PLEASE...I want to pray for you. You have all blessed me so much. Leave a comment and I will share your requests with others.

"I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours." John 17:9

May the peace of Christ fill you today and always.

This is just a beautiful vision of prayer...
"About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning." Luke 9:28-30

1 comment:

  1. Prayers going up...blessings coming down:)! Thanks Kat!


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