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.

I spoke to the on-call midwife who thinks it is 'growing pains' but if it gets worse or I get other symptoms it's straight to A&E (not pg enough for labour ward). IME, even if you start bleeding they will do nothing (bled at 18, 20 and 22 weeks with DS) until you have a 'viable foetus'. To top it all, I now have toothache as well. Ouch!

amberlight Thu 07-Feb-13 19:42:41

Home from operation - it went well but it's very painful despite the painkillers. If prayer could be extended to pain tolerance, that would be great.
And praying here for L, who had a major stroke. And for her family.

blackeyedsusan Thu 07-Feb-13 19:56:10

angry will be back later

Amber, well done to you and DS for getting through today. Praying for pain relief and good results. Also for a good night's sleep after what I guess has been a very draining day.

Tuo Fri 08-Feb-13 00:32:21

Lots of prayers, Amber.

BES, you OK?

Just popping by quickly with a thank you for a prayer answered. Don't want to go into details... too complicated and involves a bit of a row with DH, but everything is fine now.

blackeyedsusan Fri 08-Feb-13 11:58:02

i am now!

I waas a bit cross at the Whole school thing last night. a meeting as cancelled...but the head had not been clear on which meeting on which day and with whom was the cancelled one. so i turned up.. also he has told me that we will be discussing dd after the meeting (rearranged) next week. that should be a productive meeting then... NOT!

I spoke to dd's class teacher about her science, that rreceived a reasonable hearing, emailed with some details of what to look for... hear nothing, but obviously the head has been told so asked the teacher she had passed on the information to the deputy. I am beginning to wish that I never said anything. oh wwell we will find out a little more at parents evening, I hope [deluded] or on tuesday.

and joy of joys, I have lost the email.

Kaykat Fri 08-Feb-13 11:59:47

Had a happy week but today I am wondering what the purpose of my life will be. My life was all about H and DS and if they end up spending lots of time together without me what will I do? There's no sign of that happening at the moment thankfully but something DS said made me start thinking about that. I don't have much else in my life and everything feels a bit pointless.

Kaykat Fri 08-Feb-13 12:09:45

BES do they have an able and gifted programme in your area? The school would need to put her name forward for it, you might need to push them a bit. Check your local council website for information.

Dutchoma Fri 08-Feb-13 12:21:04

Oh Kaykat, how sad that you feel you have nothing else to do than appease your NOTSODARLINGHUSBAND. You have so much to give to the world, with or without your son and you will be able to do that without feeling guilty about having to do something else. Your son will have had a wonderful example in his mother, he is growing up straight, realising that there are right and wrong ways to treat women and he would not have had that if you hadn't called time on the relationship.
BES it's hard if they are so very advanced in a subject, we were very helped by a programme the university here ran on one Saturday a month. I'm glad you flagged it up to the school, she deserves that.

jann2013 Fri 08-Feb-13 12:23:48

hey there, Kaykat sorry you are feeling this way. it is really hard what did you do before you had ds? someone once told me its good to pursue other things in your life anyway, cos there comes a time when the nest will be empty and then people don't know who they are or what to do. maybe you could spend the time when he is at his dads to think about who you are and what you like to do and maybe get involved with something? and maybe ds won't end up spending a lot of time with his dad.. maybe his dad will just not be as bothered after awhile, its hard to know. my dh doesn't want any overnights as its too hard work. i don't know if thats going to change.
thinking of you.

can i ask a wee prayer request...tonight i am minding my friends 3 year old while she is at work. im nervous.. i know it sounds really silly, but im not used to other children apart from my own, and just hope it all goes ok and i will be able to cope with it ok.

Kaykat Fri 08-Feb-13 12:57:43

I met H quite young so before I had DS we did everything together. There are a few interests that come to mind I would like to pursue. ATM DS can't stay with H, his place is too small and too far away and he doesn't seem very interested in seeing DS much either so I am probably worrying unnecessarily about my empty nest.

blackeyedsusan Fri 08-Feb-13 13:07:45

shhh don't mention the g word... at least not until I have my flame proof suit! wink

it is not done to mention the g word... one is not allowed to "boasst" you know!

I am really worried about the attitude of the head to the email I sent. I am wishing that I had kept quiet.. it may of course be ok. I have not gone in with the atttude that the school is crap and blind or anything...just asked for an objective opinion.... I have put a lot of work into not speaking to the teachers when I am hormonal, grin sending in thankyou cards and christmas presents... (get 2 terms of goodwill) I shall start leaving a paper trail though. (as long as I do not loose the sodding emails)

ds has a friend!

Dutchoma Fri 08-Feb-13 13:21:27

Hallelujah for ds friend BES. I don't think you can 'lose' an e.mail, it should still be around somewhere. No idea how you can go about finding it, though.

blackeyedsusan Fri 08-Feb-13 13:24:07

I can lose anything. prrofoundly gifted at losing things. if there was a meaasure of losing things iq mine would be well over 160...

Check in your deleted folder, BES.

It could also be called 'trash'

<wonders if that is a strangely fitting title for this e-mail from the head>

Dutchoma Fri 08-Feb-13 13:46:41

How are you feeling Littleone

Better than yesterday. I'm still grotty with a cold but my head isn't spinning, the crampy pains/back ache and horrible pressure 'low down' that I was having yesterday has eased loads and my 'toothache' seems to just be an ulcer between my wisdom tooth and the next tooth in a very delicate place so I guess most of the pain is referred pain. As for house sale news, the estate agent seemed a bit taken back by my firm and exasperated attitude to the buyers demands. Apparently the solicitors need to talk. The buyer is still being a demanding bully but I feel peaceful and that it's up to God as we've done everything we can at the minute.

Oh and exciting news of the day...

<drum roll>

I felt the baby move!

Dutchoma Fri 08-Feb-13 14:44:36

Oh Littleone's littleone moved. How very special. So glad you are feeling better. Do you have some tea tree lotion to rince with? 6 drops of pure tea tree oil in a 500ml bottle of spring water.

Apparently you're not supposed to take tea tree oil by mouth when pregnant. I'll have to do DH's trick of salt on the area - painful but effective!

Tuo Fri 08-Feb-13 16:27:16

Salt? Blimey, you are hard core, Roomy! [wince] I swear by Anbesol for mouth ulcers, but I can't remember if it's safe in pregnancy or not, so that's not a lot of help to you. Prayers for you to feel better very soon. And hooray for a moving LittleOne!

Kay... It must be really hard, but I think the trick is probably to see this as an opportunity to do something (or more than one thing) that you have always fancied but have never had time to do: new hobby, evening class, church group, voluntary work, whatever... And I completely second everything that wise Oma has said!

BES - praying for better support for your dd. And hooray for your DS's little friend. smile

Kaykat Fri 08-Feb-13 16:32:23

grin at the g word.

Jan your H thinks its too much hard work? Some men think the mum should do all the hard work whilst they pick an choose the easy and nice bits, seems like you and I both ended up with men like that sad

Oma thanks for your straight talking you sound like my mum. I just chatted to her and she thinks its all just normal teenage stuff and of course he thinks its better to have no boundaries but when he grows up he will understand that I did what was best for him.

And me Kaykat <sigh>
Thankfully God is the perfect Father x

BES, how old is your DD?

blackeyedsusan Fri 08-Feb-13 22:17:09

pmed you the answerr room. toasty enough around here thanks!

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