PRAYER: LET US PRAY, DEAR ONES:
Oh Holy Father, we look to Thee alone for stength and rest from the our sad estate. Only through You and with You, do we have hope....The same Hope that allowed Your Son Jesus to persevere under horrid persecution, torture and death. How we look to Thee now, as always, seeking Your Divine Guidance as we strive to tolerate that which is intolerable. Oh how we pray to Thee now, as always, seeking Your Divine Mercy for our days...And yet do we Beseech You for resurrection when our sufferings are over, for the same Resurrection promised and delivered to your Beloved Son Jesus Christ. We know that we are not even worthy in Thy Sight, yet You make us feel special and loved and comforted and cared for. We know that though our fellows will fail us, You never will. Your Awesome Love is always ours-- rebuking, reminding, refreshing and forgiving. When we fully realize that we were bought at the price of Jesus's Death and Resurrection, we must only confess this truth and disengage from all sin as we believe in Your Way. Then You assure us that we are saved, as even we know it in our hearts. Lord God, listen to the concerns and joys in these, our hearts, as we plead for such as these on this Holy Saturday April 3, 2010:
Nicholas Pantalone- bad cancer . Here is his online journal: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nicholaspantalone/journal Read about his valiant fight!
Dennis-brain cancer in remission, but Dennis is suffering from an bad infection. Superprayers for this fearless fighter are yet needed.Bill-prayers for surgery on a badly-broken wrist, infection, pain, recovery
Denise Sexton- stroke & heart...temorary paralysis. My niece who has a surgically corrected heart condition who recently suffered a 'spinal stroke'. Denise is HOME, going to rehab. Please pray that this wonderful young Mom enjoys a complete recovery from her partial paralysis.
'ZW' precious teenie baby born too soon. 'Zoey' is a tough baby girl and she is fighting and improving day-by-day.
Bruce L. paralysis of body...for now ; ) A fierce fighter who will prevail!
Assunta-bearing great pain, enduring as Christ did.
Joey K beating a brain tumor into the ground--'The Brave Poet', I call him. See his blog and incredible writing here: http://joeyksplace.blogspot.com/2010/03/finging-out-about-your-self-withou.html
For J.P. (USMC ret) and family for the loss of their belove Grandfather, continued prayers.
Dear Dee and her 'Prayer Shawl Healing From the Ashes' Ministry-Surgery status unknown.
Jeremy's GF recent surgery on top of pre-existing condition.
Roxie the 'irrespressible', continued prayers.
Yolanda and her prayer for employment--continued prayers.
And those in need of prayers and not listed here...
AND THESE WITH SADNESSES IN THE PROCESS OF TURNING TO JOY:
David & Brian P: Christian Phoenixes above the ashes...soaring and 'permalisted' here. The loss of two sons, two brother, a saga unfolding still http://dearoneshealingministry.blogspot.com/2010/03/david-pease-fathers-tribute-his-sons.html
Sarah- Brave & Brilliant M.S. sufferer, on a new 'regimen', with promising self-determination!
Jim S-A real treasure to know and provider of God-inspired art and writings he lovingly shares with us.
Fran -Still fine! Our 'foreclosure cat' was listless and jaundiced, with feared liver/kidney failure. Yet all blood and urine work came back 'normal' as of last report on March 25, 2010. Praise God!
Also please thank and praise God for the joys of those not listed here...
And as sure as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Brother Jesus Christ tomorrow on Easter Sunday, do we pray to Thee, Father, for all your Help and Aid, knowing that we are never alone and never without Your Hope and Assurance. Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Lord.
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"
Please send prayer requests, etc to: BarbaraKSexton@aol.com