Christian Prayer Thread for Winter - all welcome!

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DontstepontheBaubles Sun 23-Dec-12 07:30:22

Roomforalittleone - That the house sale continues speedily and completes asap and that God would provide for them and help them make ends meet financially. For her sickness to ease in her pregnancy. And for her friend who has sadly lost a baby, who was sleeping.
BabyBeatrice- who has been diagnosed with cancer at only 14 months, Mum is a long term MNer who has name changed. Prayers that God would surround the family at this time and heal her DD.
Blackeyedsusan- for good health, for energy, for her two children as she struggles to get them support at School and for her Mum. For more support at Church and to not feel isolated or lonely.
Jan- For peace, for her DD to sleep better, for her to be able to put firm boundaries in place and that her H would reach acceptance and peace about the situation and learn to respect her, so they can reach a place of good co parenting. That God would help her as she begins to investigate divorce and proceed. And that the meeting goes well with her parents and in laws and that a line would be drawn in the sand.
MHD-for her body and lungs to recover from the pneumonia fully and completely and her lungs to strengthen, so that she doesn't relapse at all but enjoys this festive season with her family.
amberlight-For her family to recover from the norovirus and for peace and reconciliation with an old friend.
MrsRhettButler- for her friends Mum who is very ill in hospital with a 5% chance of survival and young children.
HaveALittleFaith -for her energy as she grows this baby.
Cloutiedumpling- that her DD settles into nursery for her return to work and adjusts to bottles/ cups.
LewisFan- Her Nan has passed away, prayers for her family.
CharlotteCollinsislost-Prayers for her as she makes big decisions about her future as she plans to separate.
Positiveattitude-for her DD over Christmas, as her Mum is so far away. For home sickness to ease with PA and DS. That her children back home get support from PA's old Church and the heating is fixed asap. And that the organisation trace the money and PA then has the funds she needs whilst they serve God out there.
Kaykat- Prayers for her in her difficult marriage, for protection, peace and for God to help her and surround her with people, so she can end things, have a safe home and for her DS.
LiftUpYourGingerHeadsOYeCurls-for her as she does her thesis, for energy, concentration, clarity, ability to see the connections as well as the bigger picture AND be able to express it in writing.
Dontsteponthemomeraths - Prayers especially for her lovely man (LM) as the court case heads to High Court, there have been so many delays but it should get there in January. That God would make a way, where there is no way, help him to afford the court fees and that he will finally have the closure; contact with his children and a maintenance agreement in place that is fair to him, his ex wife and to the children. For justice. It's 6 years since divorce due to her infidelity and it is so hard for him. The children and ex wife live in another Country and the legal system there is very different. Prayers that he has freedom from his past and doesn't live in it anymore but breaks free and moves forward in all God has for him.
And for my brother, that his thumb heals fully and that with the rehabilitation he regains movement and use and that his nerves and feelings across the top of his hand come back. The outlook is not positive currently.

If I've missed anything, please add it.

jaynebxl Sun 03-Feb-13 20:42:59

Dontsteponthemomeraths I recommended exactly that book in the other thread too!

smile

Watching Songs of Praise right now MHD x

Kaykat Sun 03-Feb-13 22:46:48

I went to an evening service and found it very uplifting. As soon as i walked in i got an overwhelming sense of how far ive come since the summer and i got quite a joyful feeling. There were a few people I know but the only person I got into conversation with has been through exactly what I've been through.

Ooo I love that. I call it a Godincidence wink Rather than coincidence iyswim? Hmm it's not that clever is it? Or I wouldn't feel the need to explain it grin

I do love it though; God's timing and the right people to talk to, just when you need it x

Kaykat Sun 03-Feb-13 23:32:39

Godincidence smile yep definitely Godincidence.

Some really encouraging posts on here today. It is so good that we can pray for one another and share what God is doing and how he is answering these prayers.

Tuo - I didn't want to say anything but I am certainly having trouble loading the page in and it often takes a few attempts, but don't do it just for me as my internet is just not that good here. If everyone else is fine, I will just cope.

Ok well I can do it but it'd be this afternoon or if someone else wants to do a round up, then it can be sooner PA x

MadHairDay Mon 04-Feb-13 10:01:30

Morning everyone, so good to hear about the uplifting services etc yesterday smile

Praying for a good week for you all.

Mary, how are you? You're a bit quiet. And Blue?

I'm doing much better - have more strength back. Occasional twinges round ribs but much healed. Still feeling fairly low re ministry though, it seems like suhc a huge task and we just dont have the resources.

Dutchoma Mon 04-Feb-13 10:47:14

Maybe you will find that when you have spent all your resources MHD that there is just a tiny bit left for the next day. And so you never quite run out.
God's resources are endless, but we can't hold any in reserve.

MHD sometimes I think that we are forced to keep things simple when we have few resources for good reason. I find it particularly frustrating because I'm good at spending money/time on things!

Colyngbourne Mon 04-Feb-13 14:54:33

I know not everyone is keen on prayers for those who have died (as opposed to prayers for those who remain) but if any prayers can be offered for the memory of King Richard III, today would be a good day to remember him. Thank you.

blackeyedsusan Mon 04-Feb-13 15:03:30

tooth ache much improved, though still a little reluctant to chew on that side...

mum is home. and doing ok so far. i am still mobile despite shifting huge pieces of furniture/carpets

i am trying to decide whether to e mail the head about something... need wisdom. also trying to contact various people about ds and his diagnosis.

mhd... glad to hear you are a bit better. all you have to do re the ministy is do your best... the results are not up to you they are up to the one in charge. I have head it said so many times in the past that the pioneers saw no results in a particular situation, but the next person, or the one after that saw the harvest from the unseen work put in before. keep on keeping on and prayers for some encouragement.

Jan you ok? prayed for you while away.

waitingtobeamummy Mon 04-Feb-13 19:31:20

Thank you all form your comments and your prayers. Just knowing people who believe are praying for me makes me feel that their must be something there. I appreciate it, thank,you

Tuo Mon 04-Feb-13 20:34:03
HavingALittleFaithBaby Mon 04-Feb-13 20:48:08

Hi all,

I'm still lurking and praying as I read. Finding it quite challenging as I do feel quite detached from God at the moment but hoping that will pass.

waiting <waves> I hope you find some reassurance from this thread smile

bes good to hear you Mum is doing ok at home, praying that continues. Praying for wisdom re the school.

Really pleased to hear you're healing mhd. Praying for God to give you boundless energy and strength.

kay you sound so positive - you're right, you've come so far! I'm glad the Godincidence (I call them that too!) helped.

We've been away for the weekend. DH has finally felt ready to introduce me to my in-laws! Some of it was about convenience but mostly the issue lay with him being estranged from him Mum. They are now back on speaking terms so we travelled to Devon (no short journey from here!) to see them. I've now met his grandparents, mum, step dad, uncle, aunt, two cousins, cousin's wife and cousin's BF! Generally got on well with them, especially his cousin's wife (and he is very similar to his cousin) which was great. His Mum is..quite something. I'm no psychiatrist but I wonder if she had borderline personality disorder. She's very all or nothing, extremely intense, very dramatic relationships! Give her her due, she tried really hard this weekend and is excited about the baby. Prayers that she can continue to try without getting too intense and that we can handle her gently/appropriately would be appreciated! smile

amberlight Mon 04-Feb-13 23:17:11

Prayers as I'm reading through

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