A new Christian prayer thread for 2014

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Tuo Thu 02-Jan-14 00:58:48

Welcome to our new prayer thread for 2014. This is a safe and supportive place of prayer, where regulars, occasional visitors and lurkers, committed Christians and those just dipping a toe into the water are all equally welcome. Come and leave a prayer, tell us what’s going on in your life, bring your worries, hopes, fears and joys to God, and know that you will be prayed for.

We pray, in particular, for...

... amberlight, for her work raising awareness of autism in churches, and for her to know love and acceptance wherever she goes;

... Badvoc and her family, as they grieve for her dad; prayers too for her aunt who is seriously ill; and prayers for a good recovery from her gallstones operation;

... BananasForTed, praying for her mental health and for her difficult work situation, and also praying that she was able to go back to her church and that she found support there;

... BlackEyedSusan, for all the many things which she has to juggle in her life as a single parent; in particular, we pray for her mum's health, and for both her DC to receive the support that they need at school;

... BlessedAssurance, when she feels challenged because of her faith at her place of work; also for her pregnancy and for her eye problems;

... BoxOfDelights, for her to find somewhere good to live and a job;

... bountyicecream, thanking God for her renewed happiness after leaving a very difficult and abusive relationship, and praying that she will continue to grow in happiness and strength in the future;

... CharlotteCollinsisinherownplace, giving thanks for her new home and new job;

... Don'tsteponthemomeraths, thanking God that an MRI has shown her brain to be normal, and for the continued progress of her niece, little Grace, born prematurely;

... DutchOma and Bob, for Bob's health to be as stable as possible and for him to receive good care in the hospice; also praying for him to see some glimpses of light in what is, admittedly, a very difficult situation, so that his outlook may be less 'catastrophic'; and praying for Oma that she may find rest and peace of mind and support at this time;

... Gingercurl, giving thanks for the successful completion of her thesis and praying for her viva to go well; also for Ginger’s MIL who has been diagnosed with cancer;

... HadALittleFaithBaby, for all bugs to leave to Faith household; also for her neighbour who has cancer and for his family;

... JugglingFromHereToThere, for a job which interests and fulfils her;

... Kaykat, giving thanks that she is now settled and happy in her new home with her DS, and praying for her DS to cope well with his new situation and not allow his dad to influence him in a negative way; also praying that she will find a welcoming church community in her new place;

... MadHairDay, thanking God for a Christmas spent at home with her family, and praying for continued health in 2014; praying too for health and love and friendship for MHD’s DD;

... NeverKnowinglyUnderstood, for her relationship with her DS and for support for them to understand his anger and frustration and find ways to avoid it if possible;

... niminypiminy, for happiness in her new home;

... octopusinastringbag, thinking of her as she feels drawn to explore faith in more depth;

... PandaG, for her mum's health;

... PositiveAttitude and her family; in particular, at this time, for DD3, praying for a happy end to her pregnancy with no complications; also praying for PA's parents’ health, for her DD1's finances, for her DS's anxiety, and for PA as she awaits the outcome of a job application and misses her DH and DD4;

... revivingshower, praying for her back pain to ease and thanking God for her family who've been supporting her during this tough time;

... RoomForALittleOne, for her DD3 to stay well and to sleep well too, so that Room can get enough rest;

... RunRunRuby, thanking God that she has come to our thread and praying that her faith may be strengthened;

... SESthebrave, for all that she has to juggle in her life, with work and DC;

... SunshinemMum, praying for her and her family as they look for a new spiritual home after leaving their previous church; may they find the place that is right for them, and may it welcome them with open arms;

... thegreenheartofmanyroundabouts, for a more peaceful time now to recover from the hecticness that is Christmas, and for her academic work;

... weegiemum, giving thanks for her own better health, but praying for her stepmum and for Kat, who are both seriously unwell and for all in the family affected by their illnesses;

We pray also for all regular and occasional visitors, and those we haven't seen for a while, including: Bluetinkerbell, cloutiedumpling, EasyCompadre, FairPhyllis, fluffieduckie, FriendOfDorothy, GoodbyeRubyTuesday, harbinger and her family, JakeBullet, jan and her DD, ktef, LollipopViolet, MaryBS, notquiteagrownup, PloddingDaily, Soozi, thehorridestmumintheworld, trish5000, youretoastmildred, and zulubump, and for anyone I've forgotten to name-check (don't take it personally, please!). And we pray for those who read and pray but don’t post, for those who need our prayers but are afraid or too uncertain to post them, and for all those known to us in our own lives who need God’s love.

May God bless us all in 2014.

Dutchoma Thu 02-Jan-14 06:07:53

Thanks TUO.

I pray for you that God is glorified by your work in the cathedral, that your family life is blessed and you may find strength from the Lord to do your work in the best way possible.

ZingChoirsOfAngels Thu 02-Jan-14 06:45:29

May I re-join?

having 12 week scan tomorrow for baby #7 - I don't know why but I'm worried and I just want it to be over and be told baby is ok.

plus I need a lot of patience and energy to cope with our existing brood, and somehow be better organised.

May God bless you all richly this coming year!

Dutchoma Thu 02-Jan-14 07:30:22

You are most welcome Zing. Any time. Our God is a great big God and He holds us securely.

DontstepontheBaubles Thu 02-Jan-14 07:32:10

Marking my place. Thank you TUO.

Thank you Tuo and waves to everyone else, newbies, oldies, those returning and the lurkers. smile

HadALittleFaith Thu 02-Jan-14 09:08:30

Welcome zing. Praying for a healthy, wriggly baby on that scan.

Happy New Year to all. I'm back to work Monday and naturally apprehensive so prayers that I settle in quickly and Faithlet is ok (she'll be with my family) would be great.

RunRunRuby Thu 02-Jan-14 11:55:45

Thank you TUO for the new thread and for the prayers, although a tiny confession, I'm GoodbyeRubyTuesday but this is my Christmas namechange (from the song Run, Run Rudolf, felt apt as I've recently taken up running). I will probably have to change back after Twelfth Night!

Prayers of thanks today as I'm feeling very grateful for the improvement in my health over the past year. I finished six months of chemo last July and was in a pretty bad way healthwise, very anaemic and lots of side effects from the chemo and the surgery I'd had prior to that, but over the second half of the year I've gradually improved and today I finished the Couch to 5K programme so I can now run for 30 minutes. I would not have thought this possible a few months ago smile

At the moment I'm doing some reading and trying to decide how I can make the most of 2014. I feel like 2013 was almost written off as my only focus was on dealing with my health problems and just coping with the day to day issues, so I feel like the New Year is a really good chance to start working on other areas of my life.

Sorry that was very rambly.

Praying for all as we start a new year, and whatever joys and challenges it may bring.

RunRunRuby Thu 02-Jan-14 11:56:45

Zing special prayers for a fabulously healthy little baby on the screen

amberlight Thu 02-Jan-14 13:42:42

Thanks TUO.
Passing on a prayer request from BES to say that her mum can't get the meds she needs and they are both stressed about it (via DO)

ZingChoirsOfAngels Thu 02-Jan-14 16:36:27

run

Couch to 5km - that is amazing!
I'm glad your health is improving, Praise God! smile

cloutiedumpling Thu 02-Jan-14 16:39:20

Lurking and prayin

NoRoomForALittleOne Thu 02-Jan-14 19:45:03

Marking place for later.

Praying for you and your mum, BES.

Joining too! Prayers appreciated for good inspiration for writing my new essay for the DDO by next week. Hoping that it convinces her to send me for a Bishop's Advisory Panel this year so I can start training in September.

Will catch up on everyone elses requests later.

CharlotteCollinsinherownplace Thu 02-Jan-14 22:31:55

Happy New Year everyone. flowers to TUO. Prayers especially for BES, And Oma and Bob.

Faith, I'll pray for you on Monday if you pray for me! grin Also returning to work after time at home with DCs and a bit nervous but also excited.

GingerCurl Thu 02-Jan-14 22:45:14

Ah! New thread to lurk on. Thank you TUO thanks.
Praying.

bountyicecream Thu 02-Jan-14 22:51:29

Praying too

ZingChoirsOfAngels Fri 03-Jan-14 22:30:22

Thanks for prayers - had scan today, saw a good heart beat and all seems well!
very much relieved and so happy!smile

ALittleFaith Fri 03-Jan-14 22:52:24

Oh yay zing! grin congratulations!

Praying bes!

Mhd did you manage to get Christmas at home?

Tuo Fri 03-Jan-14 23:34:55

Thank you for that lovely prayer, Oma. I hope that you're OK. And how is Bob? Is he any more settled?

I can report on a prayer answered. The lovely labyrinth service that I've posted about before was being run up till Christmas on a trial basis and a decision was being made about its future in December. Seems it's going to continue, and on a weekday evening, which I think might also attract more people. So I am very grin and thankful about that - it's such an oasis of peace for me.

Ruby - I did wonder if you were both Tuesday and RunRun, as it were, but it was late and I wanted to get the new thread up, so I didn't hang around to ask - I went for the 'belt and braces' approach! It sounds as if you're really ready for a new start with the new year this year. Huge congratulations on the running - that's amazing. May 2014 be a year of good health and much happiness for you.

Welcome zing and congratulations. I'm so pleased that the scan went well today. May your pregnancy progress well and may you have the energy you need to cope with your wonderful burgeoning family. (I have just the two DDs but would've had more if DH had let me!)

Praying for Faith and for Charlotte for their returns to work on Monday. Praying that all will go well and that you'll find joy and fulfillment in your work.

Praying for BES and her mum, that her mum gets the treatment that she needs, and that BES feels a little less stressed.

And praying for Blue, for essay inspiration and, God willing, a BAP in 2014.

BlackeyedShepherdswatchsheep Sat 04-Jan-14 00:13:18

<falls in the door>

mum is home. slightly confused. there has been a new development in that he has now got an urgent appointment to the hospital to check for I am guessing cancer or some thing that causes blood where it should not be. <sigh>

I have come home to a broken fridge and lots of off milk. need the receipt to be found easily. and prayer for excavating the fridge and yes I have buried it again in just 6 months, slattern

moths have eaten my best woollen base layer.

I forgot to take the bin out in the panic --> envy the flat has a certain whiff.

ds has been sick for over a aweek and I am suspecting nut allergy in addition to the bug he got. .. he also did a pause in his breathing while asleep and it freaked me out and is something I need to get sorted with the gp.

i need to get the car fixed, moted and taxed.

on the plus side we are dry and still have a roof, even if the flat looks like it has been flooded and battered by a tornado...

i will read back in the morning.

Dutchoma Sat 04-Jan-14 08:18:34

Oh BES, that's a lot to cope with. I can't even think what to pray for first. How is dd coping with it all? Praying for her too as well as for everyone else.

I am hoping to have the whole family together here apart from Bob. He is a bit more settled, will say thank you to the nurses who come to help him etc. but he remains very poorly and in a lot of discomfort. I'm glad that Christmas is soon going to be at an end with all the festivities and Bank Holidays.

niminypiminy Sat 04-Jan-14 14:23:16

Praying for all: for Blue's essay and for a good meeting with the DDO, for BES and all she is coping with, for DO and Bob, for Ruby to find a sense of direction for 2014, giving thanks that God has found for Tuo a time of peace, and all the needs of those reading this that are known only to themselves and to God.

May God, who has called us out of darkness into his marvellous light, bless us and fill us with peace.

sunshinemmum Sat 04-Jan-14 17:22:49

Thank you Tuo, praying for you all and asking for God to send peace and wellbeing for you all in 2014. We had a bit of a tricky Christmas, from an autism perspective. poor DS is going through so many changes (he is 12) and so we had some truly awful and wonderful moments. We went to a gorgeous carol service in a nearby village on Christmas eve, which felt very welcoming.

praying particularly for Bes and her mum, Zing, Ruby and Oma. Bes I do hope you get some good news soon and that good health returns all round.

BlackeyedShepherdswatchsheep Sat 04-Jan-14 21:35:07

the flat still looks like the aftermath of a tornado, but there are three carier bags of recycling and a couple of bags of rubbish that have either been taken out or are about to be taaken out so stuff has been done, even if it does not look like it. i suppose in the words of tesco's (other supermarkets are available) everylittle helps.

I have found the ice blocks and am freezing them and putting on the most critical things in the fridge.

mum hass eaten and taken her tablets. she is telling me stuff that the dr said, which is the exact opposite of yesterday's report of what the dr said.

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