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"By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples": Christian Prayer Thread for April

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Tuo Sat 13-Apr-13 23:35:18

I thought it was about time we started a new thread, seeing as the previous one now has over 600 posts, making it difficult for some people to load it and navigate around it. I used the quote from John 13. 15 that I posted on the previous thread on Maundy Thursday, because I think it sums up what this thread - and this group of people - is all about.

We pray particularly at this time for RoomForALittleOne: that her baby hang on where s/he is for as long as possible and continue to grow in size and strength, and that Room stay well and as pain- and stress-free as possible. Prayers, too, for the medical team looking after them both at this worrying time.

We pray also for:
amberlight ? for her work raising awareness of ASDs, and for her friends who have cancer;
BabyBeatrice and her family ? for continued healing and with thanks for recent good news;
BlackEyedSusan ? for strength to cope with all the many things on her plate, for health for her mum, and for happier times at school for her DD and DS;
BlueTinkerbell ? for work possibilities and for her vocation;
charlottecollinsislost ? for a peaceful holiday, despite the circumstances, and for as pain- and recrimination-free a separation as possible for the sake of all concerned;
Dontsteponthemomeraths ? for her as she dips her toe back in the 'dating pond'; 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 Oma to feel supported as she cares for him day-to-day; also for Oma's planned trip to Holland;
GingerCurl ? for the successful and (relatively) stress-free completion of her thesis;
HavingALittleFaithBaby ? for as easy a time as is possible during these last days and weeks of her pregnancy;
jann2013 ? for strength for her following the break-up of her marriage, and for her dd who has badly broken her arm;
Kaykat ? for her and her DS to know peace and happiness as they emerge from an abusive relationship, and for the legal issues to be sorted out quickly so that they can get back into their own home;
MadHairDay - for strength as she lives with chronic illness and for the Spring to bring her better health;
MaryBS - for peace and happiness following a difficult situation at Scouts with her DS;
PositiveAttitude ? for her mission overseas and for her family both over there and back here, especially her DD1;
...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.

CharlotteCollinsismovingon Fri 12-Jul-13 20:10:29

mhd - what a horrible shock for all the community.

bes - one more week? Hope the break from it all this summer gives you time to gather up strength for the next onslaught!

PA - that must be such a relief about dd1. Glad for ds and your starter-job, too!

Tuo Fri 12-Jul-13 23:43:57

Hello all. It has been another manic week, but I have been reading and praying and thinking of you all.

In particular, I'm praying for...
... PA - I'm glad that things are starting to move on the job front, but I pray for something more permanent for you soon; also for a job for DD1 in which she will feel supported and which will help her to feel happier all round; and prayers of thanks for DS's job;
... Momey - Are you feeling better? Praying for you to feel well, for a relaxing weekend, and for better relationships at work in the week to come;
... Charlotte - It sounds as if things are really tough for you at the moment. You don't need to tell us all the details - God knows - you're in our prayers anyway. Praying for a swift resolution to your issues.
... Juggling - lovely to see you again. Praying that your DC have had a wonderful week and that you haven't missed them too much.
... MHD - I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and for the friends and family of this lady. It must be such a shock for you, but I am praying that you are managing to stay positive, and that you yourself are as healthy as you can be at the moment;
...JakeBullet - I am sorry to hear about your uncle; praying that he has arrived back in his country of origin safely and that he's with his family and as comfortable as he can be at this time;
... amber - So sorry that you've been on the receiving end of such incomprehension again. Praying for you, for your happiness, for the work you do, and for the eyes of those who can't see the importance of what you do and the uniqueness and wonderfulness of you as a person and of the insights you bring to be opened, so that they come to understand how very very wrong they have been;
... Faith - praying that you're feeling better now and that your old problems are not recurring;
... Room - praying for you and your family, but especially baby Hannah;
... Oma - praying for you and Bob in this hot weather; I hope things are OK with you;
... BES - oh dear... things with the school sound tough. Praying for a good end to the school year for you, your DD and your DS, and for peaceful summer holidays in which you can recharge your batteries somewhat;
... Kay - sorry things are so tough for you too. Please don't lose hope - you've come so far, and you have right on your side, as well as all our prayers.

Sending love and prayer to all, with apologies to anyone I've missed.

Tuo Sat 13-Jul-13 00:09:48

PS Forgot to say thank you to all who prayed for our cathedral. Sadly the Synod voted to dissolve the diocese, but this was not, I think, unexpected, and the reaction has largely been a fairly positive 'OK, so how do we move forward from here ?'.

JakeBullet Sat 13-Jul-13 07:48:44

Thank you for your prayers, my lovely Uncle went back to Switzerland yesterday with one of my cousins to accompany him. The hospital gave him a big bag full of medication to take with him. My Uncle suggested they stop off en route to City airport and "throw zem all in ze Thames" hmm grin. Stubborn to the last.

I am going to miss him SO much but he needs to be in his own country. A least if he wants to decline treatment he can explain this easier in his own language rather than struggle to find all the right words and grammar in English.

He goes into a brand new care home this morning, just built and accepting their first guests today. Being Switzerland I am sure it will be very swish smile

Kaykat Sat 13-Jul-13 09:45:58

Praising God that a legal person saw through his tactics and won't stand for his nonsense. The onus may now fall back onto my solicitor. It occurs to me that she is very busy and maybe struggling with workload and personal issues an therefore struggles to get time to help me too. She is a wonderful and generous friend to me. Can we add her to our prayers?

Praying for you all, thanks for thinking of me. I feel like I have a powerhouse of prayer backing me its a nice feeling.

Dutchoma Sat 13-Jul-13 09:50:49

That is a very impressive summary TUO Do you think we should make it into a new thread? People can add their name and prayers to is if they want?

That sounds like as good an outcome for your uncle as possible Jake. Will you be able to visit him?

We are doing ok in the heat, so far. We have a cool place outside where the sun does not come ever, so that is quite nice. In addition we are both having siestas as befits the hot weather.

Tuo Sat 13-Jul-13 10:00:27

Rushing out now (to play in the band in the heat - praying I don't spontaneously combust!) but will start a new thread later tonight. Anything you want included, add it here before about 10.30 tonight...

BlackeyedSusan Sat 13-Jul-13 21:24:04

welll... mums health. it would be nice if we could have a holiday without a death or illness this summer.

getting the flat/paperwork into a reasonable state.

keeping on keeping on with the children.

CharlotteCollinsismovingon Sat 13-Jul-13 21:43:59

Thanks, Tuo. I'm feeling stronger again now, but it is a bit of a rollercoaster and I never know when the next dip is on its way! Please pray particularly for my dcs at the moment - they will find out soon about the separation and then have to come to terms with it. The summer holiday could be quite difficult for them - I hope not and I know they are resilient young things!

Tuo Sat 13-Jul-13 23:24:45

Glad you're feeling a bit better, Charlotte. I think the rollercoaster feeling is entirely normal and to be expected (which doesn't make it any easier to cope with, of course!).

Here's a link to the new thread. I hope I haven't left anyone out...

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