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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Another Prayer Request

Cast all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.
I Peter 5:7

When all around me is chaos, the Lord is my Rock! So much is going on around me, people are sick, babies are having bad heart rhythms, and people are having major surgeries. Meanwhile, my personal life is crazy with baseball and business. I don't ever want to miss a lesson God is teaching me, and I am coming to realize today that He wants me to talk to him...A LOT! Everywhere I turn, I am telling someone that I will pray for them...don't worry, I am true to my word and I am praying for them! I have a book to keep track of all the things that require my petition before the Lord, often on my knees and face this week.

With her permission, I am asking you to join me in prayer for our family friend Barb Wilson as she prepares for her upcoming surgery for a cochlear implant. Barb has endured sensorineural deafness since she was a child. She is a prolific lip reader and excellent speaker, so I am sure most people have no idea that he has a hearing problem. She stated that the difficulty with hearing her husband, children and recently grandchildren has encouraged her to check into hearing aids which set her on a course that has led her to her upcoming surgery. I have been blessed to be able to follow her progress via her Caringbridge updates. She has endured hours of testing and is ready for her surgery tomorrow. This was her statement in her last update:

I do have the best physician I could have for this Cochlear Implant (CI) but better yet is the Great Physician I have. My faith in God is so important to me that I have been able to totally leave it all to Him knowing that whatever the outcome He is in control. Keep PRAYING for me though as I have many hard days ahead. Thanks again for all of your notes and e-mails, they are much appreciated.

Won't you join me in prayer for Barb, her husband Steve and her family that will help care for them in the near future? I know I have already said this, but I still can't get over the privilege we have been given to talk directly to God about our lives, our concerns, our friends, our EVERYTHING!! He wants to talk to us and loves it when we talk to Him. Its incomprehensible to me at times, yet I know I come away changed, renewed and refreshed! Thank you Jesus for your perfect sacrifice that allows me to come boldly to the Father's throne and cast my cares upon Him!


Richard and Becky said...

Thank you for the reminder! I often let myself become anxious when I am attacked by Satan and when so many you know need prayer. I agree that it is such an awesome wonder that we are able to bring our cares to the Lord and desires, on our knees!

Lynn Anderson said...

Thanks for the reminder. You can bet we will be praying for your friend as well as for you and the whole Prachar crew. We love ya.

Lynn Anderson said...

Thanks for helping us remember the privilege it is to be able to pray and come before Him. We will be praying for you and your friend.
We love ya!