Wednesday, April 16, 2008

571 - Prayer for my friend!

Dear Lord - Before I ever moved to Illinois you connected me briefly with a sweet and precious friend. I really knew nothing about her and we only conversed maybe 2 times before I actually moved. She was a consistent reader of my blog and that was about all I knew other than who she was related to. Then when I finally arrived and was getting settled in this friend was one of the first to come by and give me a hello basket - welcome to the farm country! Oh and the best brownies - I will never forget those!

This friend of mine is one of those that you really are not sure if she is an angel or not. She is incredibly giving and so supportive. She is one of those people that looks at you in such a way that makes you believe that you really could do something with your life. She believes in me and is no holds bar about it. Even though I did not know my husband's granddad - his dad's dad - that long, he was the same way. They both just look at you a certain way that encourages you tons further than any words could do. It was much more than just an approval, it was like they knew something about you that you didn't even know - nor had the resources to figure it out. Thank you Lord for their love and affirmation!

Well, it is time to really send up some prayers for my sweet friend. Her husband has fallen sick and they are not sure what the deal is. This is a time I wish I could do something more. I know she does not want anything, but is pleading for prayers. I certainly can do that!

The Lord gave me these verses this morning and I want to encourage her with them.

Ps. 145:17 - 21

17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made.
18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
20 The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

Jesus - words are not good enough this morning for my friend today. Holy Spirit I need You to utter the sounds and groans my mouth is too feeble to express. I know she is scared, but has great faith. Lord, please comfort her in your special way. Allow her to be encouraged by Your Word and the prayers of many. Father if you see fit I pray that this sickness will be nothing more than a virus or something much less than the suspected. This scripture says that you will be near and I pray they both feel that - I mean really feel it Lord. Thank you for hearing their cries and the ones of all on their behalf. Thank you for watching over them and never sitting back to take a rest the way I do so often. Lord, you never even sleep. Lord, we praise you for being in control and above all. Lord, we lift up your name and pray all are drawn to it. Lord, I pray for this sweet family and all related. Lord, please work a miracle here - even so we will praise you!! I love you Lord!


Valarie said...

Father we trust that you have plans that will not harm your child so I ask that you move on his behalf. Grant wisdom to those that are caring for him and gentleness with his care. Surround the entire family with your peace during this storm.

In the name of your son Jesus I ask it.
Love ya girl.

CrownLaidDown said...

Amen. Praying for your friend and her husband!

Love and prayers for you, too, my friend!!

Anonymous said...

I'll join you in that prayer. Take care!