New Christian Prayer Thread for February...

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Tuo Mon 04-Feb-13 20:32:02

Is it too early to call this the ‘early Spring’ thread? Wishful thinking? wink

Praying at this time especially for:
amberlight – for strength to cope with those who would campaign against those with ASDs; and, in contrast, giving thanks for her work in raising awareness of the needs of people with autism;
BabyBeatrice and her family – for healing and fortitude as they deal with Beatrice’s illness;
BlackEyedSusan – for health and strength for her; for an easier time at school for her children; and for her mum to feel more settled;
BlueTinkerbell – giving thanks for her baby DD; and praying for her as she explores her vocation;
charlottecollinsislost – for her to know more certainty in her difficult relationship situation;
DoctorAnge – for health for her little girl;
Dontsteponthemomeraths – for her DS as he is referred to the community paediatrician; for her ‘LM’ as he tries to establish contact with his children; for her brother to regain full use of his thumb, following an accident;
DutchOma and Bob – for health for Bob and for him to feel at ease in his new ; and for Oma to feel supported as she cares for him day-to-day;
FlatsInDagenham – for the family and friends of her colleague, who died recently; for her SIL who has cancer; and for her brother and their family;
GingerCurl – for the successful and (relatively) stress-free completion of her thesis;
HaveALittleFaith – for health and happiness as she nears the end of her pregnancy;
jann2013 – for her health; for an easier relationship with her ex; and for her to feel accepted at her church following the break-up of her relationship;
Kaykat – for her and her DS to know peace and happiness as they emerge from an abusive relationship;
MadHairDay - for her continued good health; and for her whole family and their mission, that they will find the resources (financial, practical, spiritual, whatever) that they need to grow and flourish;
PositiveAttitude – for her mission overseas; and especially for her DD1 who has been going through some tough times and may soon be spending some time abroad with her parents; for happiness for the whole Attitude family; also for PA’s mum who has Alzheimer’s; and prayers of thanks for the birth of PA’s baby great-nephew;
raininginbaltimore – for healing for her broken foot; for health for her baby girl who has terrible reflux; and for her financial situation to improve;
Roomforalittleone - for her hyperemesis to ease and for her house sale to go through smoothly, easing her family’s financial anxieties;
Teahouse – for healing following her TVT operation;
waitingtobeamummy – for her to feel closer to God following a series of difficult situations, and in the meantime for her to feel our prayers supporting her;
...and for all who post on this thread, for those who lurk, for occasional visitors, and for those known to us who are in need of prayer, whether mentioned here or not.

Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayers.

GingerCurl Mon 04-Feb-13 21:06:21

Thank you, Tuo. Marking my place.

Tuo Mon 04-Feb-13 21:06:50

Can I add a prayer for Sarah (as per this thread, who has cancer and meningitis and is gravely ill? Thanks.

Marking place and praying.

Marking my place

Dutchoma Mon 04-Feb-13 22:12:38

Thank you TUO

blackeyedsusan Mon 04-Feb-13 22:41:10

thanks tuo

mary how are you?

prayers for mum would be appreciated aas she was crying aabout the boiler tonight... just over 24 hours home. I hope it was a glitch.

MaryBS Tue 05-Feb-13 08:00:03

Thanks TUO. Prayers for your mum BES, and also for Sarah. Please also pray for N, a boy at DD's school who tried to kill himself sad, that God will guide him through this difficult time, and he will see life is worth living.

BES, I'm OK, things keep getting fraught, I am hoping to have a relatively quiet day and get some tasks done that I've neglected...

MadHairDay Tue 05-Feb-13 08:53:20

Thankyou TUO, you're a star, but you missed yourself off the list, so I'm adding you and praying for you :P smile

Oh Mary, praying for N and his family. sad

It's snowing!

blackeyedsusan Tue 05-Feb-13 10:03:54

we had a sprinkling of snow.

I have put in the request for a parents evening appointment. I am hoping that we will get one when we have asked, rather than an appointment on competely different day at a time when there is no creche and that the childen's dad can't get to, after he has booked time off work and done 170 mile round trip to attend. hmm

Thank you Tuo another very helpful start of a thread!

Praying for everyone!

blackeyedsusan Tue 05-Feb-13 13:31:36

oh joy. I have got to go to school to see the salt about ds. i am worried his behaviour will not be good when I turn up. I m also worried that the teacher will not be happy. she is not the easiest to work with. it certainly does not feel that we arre working in partnership.

Dutchoma Tue 05-Feb-13 13:37:57

Too many stories like that BES. My daughter reports the same about dgrandson's school.

flying by and marking my spot. Thanks Tuo smile thanks

GingerCurl Tue 05-Feb-13 14:59:54

Praying BES

amberlight Tue 05-Feb-13 20:26:48

Praying through....

blackeyedsusan Tue 05-Feb-13 22:26:22

the salt was lovely again! apparently a lot of parents have not got letters or letters on time. (phew) she was working with ds as she thought I was not coming... but on the other hand he got to work and concentrate in the quiet and without interuption.. by the time I arrived the corridor he was working in was heaving hmm

salt said she would have a quiet word about the effect of the classroom changes on asd children as it seemed that the teacher did not seem to realise the big effect it would have and said it would unsettle all childen. I hope it goes in! training for teachers is patchy.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Tue 05-Feb-13 22:33:11

Settling in. Really pleased to hear working with the SALT was a positive experience bes.

Glad you've had a better day Mary.

Back to work for me tomorrow sad please pray its a steady day! My last two long days coming up!

eskimofriends Wed 06-Feb-13 01:05:29

Marking and praying

blackeyedsusan Wed 06-Feb-13 07:29:04

good luck with work faith

Dutchoma Wed 06-Feb-13 09:35:49

Welcome eskimofriends.

Morning All.

I'd really appreciate some prayers for peace this morning. I suspect that the buyer for our house may kick off or pull out today. I have no idea what we'll do about money. Sometimes I think it would just be easier to default on mortgage payments or stop training and go back to work. I can't believe that God doesn't want us here but I also can't see how we can stay if the house sale doesn't proceed sadsadsad

Also DH had some interesting phone calls about something separate yesterday. Annoyingly I probably won't be able to discuss it with anyone for months but I really need to talk about it because it will have a huge effect on my life and I don't really have any say in the matter.

I am feeling more than a little trapped by life at the moment. I know that following DH's calling is not about making me happy, it's about the people who we will share Jesus with. But, I have given up my entire life as I knew it, feel like I've lost my entire identity, am facing financial ruin and am having a hideous pregnancy that is preventing me from getting stuck in up here. I can't help but feel like if I have to change so much, then it's not me who God really wants. The annoying thing is that I could quote scriptures and teaching about this until the cows come home but it doesn't help how I'm feeling.

Sorry for the rant. It's not the sort of thing that you are supposed to admit to in leadership, is it?!

GingerCurl Wed 06-Feb-13 10:12:54

Oh Room, I had a similar feeling of being trapped when I was studying theology many years ago. It's a horrible place to be emotionally. I got out in the end. Praying for you and for house sale.

blackeyedsusan Wed 06-Feb-13 11:15:32

sometimes room, you just need a hug and a helping hand...the theology can come later...

Feeling much better having chatted with DO. I just needed to let it out! The pressure to 'keep up appearances' was really getting to me. Life is hard and I'm not good at keeping that to myself!

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