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A new Christian prayer thread for Autumn and Advent... All welcome!

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Tuo Wed 06-Nov-13 00:03:58

Starting a new thread as we head from Autumn into Winter... 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 the loss of her dad; we pray too for her aunt, who’s very ill, and for all those affected by the death of Badvoc’s uncle who was estranged from the rest of the family;

... 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 BES to know how best to help and support her, for strength to deal with her DS’s meltdowns, and for both her DC to receive the support that they need at school;

... Bluetinkerbell, in her new job and as she explores her vocation;

... bountyicecream, who is in a very difficult relationship situation and needs our prayers – may she find strength and support and self-belief;

... CharlotteCollinsisinherownplace, giving thanks that she has had the strength to get out of an emotionally abusive relationship, and praying for a happy future for her and for her DC;

... cloutiedumpling, thanking God that her DS doesn’t need surgery, and praying for his continued good health;

... Don'tsteponthemomeraths, for her niece, little Grace, born prematurely – may she continue to grow in strength; also for Mome’s health, and in particular her persistent headaches – may they turn out to be easily treatable; and for Mome’s DS to receive the support he needs at school;

... DutchOma and Bob, for health for Bob and for good support (moral and practical) for Oma as she cares for him day by day; for Oma’s eyes – giving thanks for good sight in the one already treated, and praying for the one still to be done;

... EasyCompadre, for a healthy pregnancy, and for the strength to do what she needs to do for her business while waiting to meet her baby;

... fluffyduckie, that her terminally ill relative is well looked-after and as well as is possible in the circumstances, without too much pain; and that fluffy find a church where she feels comfortable and where she finds a supportive community to sustain her faith;

... FriendOfDorothy, grieving for the loss of her mum – may she know love and support at this difficult time;

... Gingercurl, for the successful completion and examination of her thesis; for strength and discernment for A; for Ginger’s nephew, who has health concerns and is suffering bullying – may he know health and strength and love; and for Ginger’s MIL who has been diagnosed with cancer;

... HadALittleFaith, for her to feel happier now that she has been prescribed anti-depressants; for rest and peace of mind; and for her to find a church where she feels comfortable and welcomed;

... JugglingFromHereToThere, for a job which interests and fulfils her, and for peace and love in her immediate and broader family;

... Kaykat, as she continues to deal with the breakdown of her marriage, giving thanks for the support she has already received and the strength which she has found, and praying that she is soon settled in her own home with her DS;

... LollipopViolet, as she mourns her grandad, and as she explores her faith;

... MadHairDay, for health as she lives with chronic illness - may she be well enough to spend this Christmas at home with her family and not in hospital; praying too for health and love and friendship for MHD’s DD;

... MaryBS, for her work as a Reader, for her DS, and for her friend who was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer;

... niminypiminy, as she begins ordination training; and praying also for her mum’s health, following a recent fall;

... PositiveAttitude and her family; in particular for her parents’ health and for PA and her sister as they take care of them; for her DD1, thanking God that her depression has lifted and that she is enjoying university, and praying for a job for her; for her DD3 who is pregnant, due in February – may she have a trouble-free pregnancy and birth and may she know the joy of being a mother; praying also for PA as her DD3’s pregnancy brings to her mind her DD, Emma, sadly born too soon; and for her DS who is struggling with settling back in the UK, for his studies and for a job for him; and finally praying for PA’s DH and DD4 in Cambodia – may they stay safe and well;

... RoomForALittleOne, for the whole family as her DH embarks on an exciting new curacy placement;

... tunnocksteacake and family, as they cope with Mr Tunnocks’ illness; and

... youretoastmildred, for her friend, R, for a swift recovery from her operation.

We pray also for more occasional visitors and those we haven’t seen for a while: for BoxOfDelights, for thegreenheartofmanyroundabouts, for JakeBullet, for jan and her DD, for notquiteagrownup, for SES, for Soozi, and for weegiemum. 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.

Calm us, O Lord, as You stilled the storm.
Still us, O Lord, keep us from harm.
Let all the tumult within us cease.
Enfold us, Lord, in Your peace. Amen

RunRunRuby Tue 31-Dec-13 11:45:46

Praying for a happy and healthy New Year for everyone. Especially that Bob is able to find peace.

Tuo Tue 31-Dec-13 19:30:27

Prayers to all for a very happy new year. May 2014 bring you happiness, health, and love, and may God's peace be with you all.

I am thinking especially tonight of Oma and Bob, but also of all those for whom 2013 has been a difficult year, whether because of illness, relationship breakdown, the loss of loved-ones, or for other reasons.

Even though we haven't filled up this thread yet, I will start us a new one for 2014 tomorrow. It feels right to have a new thread for the new year. Post any special requests here and I'll try to do the new thread tomorrow night. For now, much love to you all: this thread and all who post on it mean a huge amount to me.

amberlight Tue 31-Dec-13 19:39:12

Adding my own prayers for a lovely New Year for everyone here.

Dutchoma Tue 31-Dec-13 20:25:35

So, the hospice called me again to come in. Fortunately I was already on the doorstep. The reason was that his oxygen stats had dropped qute a bit. Bob was asleep under the VPAP and quite peaceful for several hours so I could have a chat with the doctor and the registrar that I saw yesterday. I emphasised that I wanted Bob to be as comfortable as they could make him. That the very last thing would be to transfer him to hospital to make him 'better'. They agreed that they would be able to do that, without the threat to move him anywhere.
He then woke up and was quite agitated so they gave him an injection and he settled again. I called ds out because I felt very lonely. He came promptly and is staying the night here, so I won't have to find a taxi on New Year's Eve.

Happy New Year to all.

bountyicecream Tue 31-Dec-13 20:44:56

Thinking and praying for you oma. I'm glad your ds is with you

BlessedAssurance Tue 31-Dec-13 21:01:26

Happy new year to everyone. Oma sending prayers your way,so lovely that your Ds is with you. Hoping for better results for Bob.

BlessedAssurance Tue 31-Dec-13 21:04:42

To everyone who has offered words of wisdom,comfort,advice when needed. Thank you. Here is to 2014 and its challenges,rewards but most importantly blessings. Buckle up everyone. We are going for a ride!!!

Tuo Tue 31-Dec-13 22:23:56

Glad DS is there, Oma. Praying.

cloutiedumpling Tue 31-Dec-13 23:22:39

Happy New Year!

Praying for all, especially Oma and Bob tonight

NoRoomForALittleOne Wed 01-Jan-14 00:15:50

Happy New Year!

Prayers for my lovely virtual Oma and Bob xx

OComeAllYeFaithFul Wed 01-Jan-14 00:20:27

Happy New Year my lovely friends. Praying for blessings in 2014!

Dutchoma Wed 01-Jan-14 07:47:54

Bob had a settled night, my neighbours had a party between 11pm and 5am, it wasn't the fireworks that kept me awake but their shouting.

DontstepontheBaubles Wed 01-Jan-14 08:51:56

Do you have a leaf blower Oma? Time for some noisey gardening early today? wink. <joke>

Happy New Year all x

GingerCurl Wed 01-Jan-14 14:48:17

Happy New Year to all lovely posters and lurkers. Wishing everyone every blessing for 2014.

Praying for Oma and Bob and sore heads for inconsiderate neighbours.

Tuo Thu 02-Jan-14 01:01:53

grin at the leafblower suggestion...!

I've started a new thread, come on over!

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