Thursday, April 22, 2010

Prayers for so Many....Prayers through the Suffering


This morning my heart rang with sadness, and joy.

It's hard to explain... when a Christian bother or sister passes away from this earth we mourn, just as Jesus did with Lazarus. The thing is, the mourning is filled with joy as well. The pain is our pain, our missing those that have gone before us. Our mourning is NOT for what death has brought though. Death, here on this earth, brings life for many...life with Jesus. Praise God that today Lane Ann is with Jesus. She was an reflection of God's love as her body got ready to go home. She passed away in the wee hours of the morning.
"Job 42:2--"Lord, I know you can do all things..."
Lets pray for the comfort of the Miller family as they miss a very precious part of their lives, even as they show us their example (through grief) of the love of God.

It seems like many are struggling right now. Many that I love are hurting and I can only do so much. I didn't know Lane Ann personally, but feel blessed to have got to know her spirit through her and her husband's words. It does seem overwhelming at times though. I see those I hold so dearly struggling through painful trials, being honed by fire. Sometimes the only thing I can do is pray...so pray I will.

Chrissie, the little one adopted from Serbia in 2009, is still clinging tenaciously to life after her recent heart operation. She is fighting with all she has and has now died twice and been revived. God has been holding her. Let's hold her up in prayer.
"All Are Precious In His Sight"

Little Abby Riggs, suffering from a aggressive form Leukemia, needs prayers as she is fighting for her health and life right now as well. Let's petition God, as her Christian family, for health and healing for this sweet little girl.
"...Where Laughter Lives:The Riggs Family Blog

I have friends hurting and I hurt so much for them. I can't take their pain away. I can't share there personal stories, but they are weathering a storm.

I think about, with joy, our twins...yet there is a shadow as some very special people are in pain.

We do ask you, if you have a moment, to pray for our little ones....prayers for health (one of our greatest concerns). We also do ask that you petition, that you ask God for favor on our court date, April 30th. Please pray that everything and everyone is present and that we pass the first time. Many have multiple court dates. There are numerous prayers we have for our babies, their bio family's peace and relationship with God...I could go on forever.....but that's it for tonight.

Hugs and love my sweet friends. May God's words sit on your heart.

"Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." Romans 5:3-5

"Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory" Romans" 8:17

"I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." Romans 8:18

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows." 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

2 comments:

  1. May the Lord heal all who are broken in body, mind, or spirit bringing them always closer to His lovingkindness, showering them with mercy, and infusing them with hope.

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  2. I am sorry for the Miller Family loss. I will continue to pray for them.

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