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New Christian Prayer Thread for Autumn - all welcome!

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Tuo Wed 17-Oct-12 19:46:45

As the nights draw in and the leaves start to fall, it's time to start a new prayer thread. Read, pray, and post your own prayer requests.

Praying in particular, at this time, for...

... amberlight - for her continuing good health, and for her work raising awarenss of ASD in churches;
... Bluetinkerbell - for the last weeks of her pregnancy to go smoothly, for her peace of mind as she prepares to meet this baby and remembers her beautiful Sterre, and for her vocation;
... CharlotteCollinsislost - for her relationship with her H to improve with the help of counselling;
... Cupoftea - for little Beatrice and the whole family;
... Dontsteponthemomeraths - for her new job to go well;
... DutchOma - for Bob's health to be stable and for his appetite to improve, and for continued support and respite for DO;
... expatinscotland - for the whole family to receive all the love and suppor they need after the loss of their beautiful Aillidh;
... FriendofDorothy - for her pregnancy, and for a difficult work situation to be resolved;
... HaveALittleFaith - for her pregnancy, and for various work possibilities to be resolved for the best;
... jan2011 - for her H to be more sensitive to her needs and to those of their dd, and for jan to believe in herself (as we all believe in her);
... Kaykat - for her H to understand that his behaviour towards her has been unacceptable and to respect her wish for them to separate, for their ds to know that he is safe and loved at this difficult time;
... madhairday - for better health;
... MaryBS - for peace of mind and happiness;
... PositiveAttitude - for her family and their mission, for health and well-being, new friends and no rodents/mosquitoes; and for her DD1 to respond well to medication and to feel happier very soon;
... Redwhiteandblueeyedsusan - for her to know peace and comfort following her loss of her dad, for ongoing issues with her children's school, and for her ex to treat her with the respect she deserves;
... SESthebrave - for school choices;
... and for all who visit this thread - regulars, occasional posters and lurkers; those who post and those whose prayers are known only to God.

A prayer of St Richard of Chichester
Thanks be to you our Lord Jesus Christ
for all the benefits which you have given us,
for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us.
Most merciful Redeemer, friend and brother,
may we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly,
day by day.

Tuo Wed 17-Oct-12 19:47:33

With sincere apologies to anyone I've forgotten. Please check in and add your prayers below...

HaveALittleFaith Wed 17-Oct-12 19:58:21

Hello all, Tis good news - scan showed a wriggly baby with heartbeat! So relieved and happy smile Couldht get accurate dates because of how it was sitting (being awkward already) so going back within the next two weeks. Quite nice in some ways we'll get to see it again!

Tuo I'm glad the tooth has improved, prayers for full healing!

Prayers and blessings to you all.

DutchOma Wed 17-Oct-12 20:24:05

Thanks TUO.
So pleased for you Faith What a relief. How did the interview go?

Sorry I hadn't twigged that a new thread had been created, when I posted on the other one.

Money is slowing ironing itself out as my tax credits start to be paid this week and God has been so good. Still learning lots in this job.

My only addition really is of course Lovely Man. I try not to mention him too much but if he does cross your mind, please pray about the rather protracted court case of his; it maybe Dec or Jan before it gets to High Court. So prayers that it does get to court soon would be good, as it's costing a fortune in legal fees, for a just judge and that a fair contact and maintenance agreement is reached for his DCs would be good. So he can draw a line under this, after 6 years post divorce of difficulties with the ExW and move on with his life.

Bluetinkerbell Wed 17-Oct-12 21:29:04

Praying for everyone!
Thank you for the lovely new thread!
Very helpful having a starter post like that!

Prayers needed for church who still haven't found anyone to cover me for after school club. One of my volunteers has let me know today she can't continue, which means there are only 2 volunteers left and they can't run it all by themselves... we've got almost 30 children on the attendance list. Church will probably have to decide to cancel it while I'm on maternity leave, which would be a real shame...

HaveALittleFaith Wed 17-Oct-12 21:51:35

Oh yes the interview! (Rather took a back seat!). It was fine. Despite the 'informal' sell - and them saying there were only two candidates initially I think there's now 4 - they did it fairly formally noting my responses. I really don't think I'll get it but I'm quite content with that idea. I'm glad I went for it, it was good to have interview practice. I'm content to move to the other ward and see where God leads.

Mome glad to hear money is getting sorted. Prayers that it keeps heading in the right direction and you keep finding your feet with the job!

blue that would be sad sad praying for new volunteers to feel called to come forward.

Tuo Wed 17-Oct-12 22:18:57

Excellent news about the scan, Faith. smile

Momey... praying for LM and for your finances.

Blue... praying for volunteers.

CharlotteCollinsislost Wed 17-Oct-12 23:22:05

Praying with the last of my strength before heading to bed... for all you lovely people.

PositiveAttitude Thu 18-Oct-12 00:43:59

Good news about the scan Faith and I am pleased you have peace about the interview.

redwhiteandblueeyedsusan Thu 18-Oct-12 07:41:57

thankyou tuo. . can't spot the typos either!

it is parents evening next week. if I get chance I will discuss the issue then.

strenght to support mum would be good. I have had 2 weekends off which were vital.

ds's consultant visited school yesterday. we go and see her at the end of october. i am worried. (is it/isn't it asd)

MaryBS Thu 18-Oct-12 07:46:59


PandaG Thu 18-Oct-12 07:49:15

I don't post very often, but having seen a new thread started I thought I could read and pray and catch up a bit!

Life chez Panda is a bit stretched right now - MIL half way through chemo for breast cancer, Mum diagnosed with an auto immune condition which is severely restricting her quality of life right now (and may well not improve - she should find out in the next day or 2 what drugs are not contra-indicated), and DH's uncle died very unexpectedly last week after an accident. We're all ok (well I have a stinking cold) but are trying to uphold the family on prayer.

madhairday Thu 18-Oct-12 09:23:08

Ooh shiny new thread, thankyou so much Tuo - so good to be able to read it through like that smile

Faith that is great news smile

Panda I'm so sorry to hear about your dh's uncle, and I am praying for your mil and your mum. What a tough time for you at the moment. Praying that God's peace will sustain you and that you will find all your strength in him. <<<un Mn-y hugs>>>

momey I was actually thinking about LM last night and wondering how things are going, so you are definitely in my prayers.

Blue - praying for the situation with the ASC - hope some more volunteers come forwards, and prayng most of all that it is not stressful for you.

Prayers of thanks from me about how God is blessing the work here in small ways, and just showing us how we need to keep going, that he is's been a slog of a year. Lungs better this morning though a pain yesterday. each day at a time...

CharlotteCollinsislost Thu 18-Oct-12 12:11:33

Prayers continuing...

I'm praising God today for a much better counselling session this week. I'm very good at hiding my feelings, so even if I want to communicate something I often struggle to get it across! She said I was very smiley and she'd not realised how bad things were at home. But she does now. Feel so reassured; last week I'd felt she was attacking me like H does and telling me if I'd only change things would be better. I'm a bit in shock that she realised last week's session had gone wrong/been difficult for me and that we've sorted it out. Don't think I've ever had an experience like that!!

gingercurl Thu 18-Oct-12 12:13:19

Checking in on the new thread. Thanks Tuo. (I spotted one typo. Nothing to worry about though.)

Prayers for everyone.

Came back from Portugal a few days ago and am trying, and failing, to get my head together about work again. Portugal was great. It is probably the most challenging thing I have done physically and I have an ankle that is still giving me a bit of grief as a result, but it was really, really good. It did require quite a lot of physical and mental stamina, though. We met some lovely, lovely people on the way and both felt a bit sad when we left the trail at the Spanish border rather than continue all the way to Santiago. It would have taken us another 4 to 5 days of walking to get there, which is time we didn't have available to us. But... the plan is to go back and pick up where we left off within the next year or two. Then, we might try out the French route, or the route from Seville, or start walking from Sicilly to Rome, or...

gingercurl Thu 18-Oct-12 12:17:27

Argh! Meant to add a smiley after the typo comment winksmilewink smile as didn't mean it nastily.

Here are some more:
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newlark Thu 18-Oct-12 19:47:27

De-lurking to check in on the new thread. Will pray...

HaveALittleFaith Thu 18-Oct-12 21:41:12

Hey all!

gc tam hat trip sounds amazing! smile prayers that you get in the mind frame for work and settle back in quickly.

Panda that's a lot of tough stuff! Praying for strength - I'm thinking of the story where Moses prays through the night and the army are only successful when his friends hold his arms up. Think of us as the arm lifters!

Well I didn't get the job! I'm fine about it. Sister was lovely actually. Said I interviewed well and set the bar high (I was first to be interviewed) and only missed out by a narrow margin. I talked to sister on the other ward and she admitted she suggested I moved! I worked there today anyway (someone had to move for the day) and I agreed go there til Christmas smile I'm very happy with that decision. I just feel more at home there, part of the team and to know I was requested clinched it for me!

redwhiteandblueeyedsusan Thu 18-Oct-12 23:35:57

pom-poms made. egg free cake made. pink clothes found, lunch made. charity shopp clothes bought and washed and decorated with pom-poms... face paints found.

ds finally asleep after bouncing around like a manic pinball. he is so excited.

CharlotteCollinsislost Fri 19-Oct-12 09:55:54

Wow, bes, all in one day?? Impressed!

MaryBS Fri 19-Oct-12 10:10:37

Am VERY impressed, BES grin

DutchOma Fri 19-Oct-12 10:38:01

Birthday coming up? grin

redwhiteandblueeyedsusan Fri 19-Oct-12 12:08:48

pink day at school. he has gone in a dress. his dad is not happy (evil) grin ds on the other hand is ecstatic at going in a pink dress. he chose it himself from the heap of too small dd clothes.

DutchOma Fri 19-Oct-12 15:18:52

Oh bless, I think that is hilarious. I hope there are other boys at school who have understood it that way.

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