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  1. sisterchristian says:

    “Give us nerve to be your people in unsettledness.”

    Heavenly Father,

    Stir up in us a boldness mixed with serious eagerness to approach your throne delightfully, fearfully expectantly …
    Give us understanding to realize the best place is to meet directly with you in conversation, companionship, to pour forth our cares and concerns

    Fill us, so that in turn we can encourage others, so that we may bless others; to bear much fruit and fruit that remains

    Lord- thank you for promises and provisions which settle us, sustain and nurture us.

    Lord bless this place.,
    Fill it with awestruck wonder of the manifold gifts you place within your children… In prayer., encouragement., spirit filled conversation both calm and robust

    May this be a day where all who read here are challenged anew and afresh to walk ever circumspectly, ever closer to you, with authenticity and integrity ~ delighting in your majesty

    Amen

  2. sisterchristian says:

    Asking for urgent prayer.,

    Several months back a family member was diagnosed with skin cancer and sent to a dermatologist.

    The dermatologist removed the growth., yet weeks later the incision has not healed..in fact it’s split open and oozing . ( The dermatologist claiming the stiches pulled- and left them in). Now Medical/ cancer specialists have been brought in,

    however the consultation/ surgery is scheduled several weeks out and in the meantime the incision opening is getting exponentially larger – now almost the size of a small grape…

    Any prayers for healing – wisdom and more prompt medical attention are immeasurably appreciated!

  3. jlo says:

    praying

  4. sarahkwolfe says:

    Praying, Sister.

  5. sisterchristian says:

    Jlo and Sarah
    Thank you so very much …

  6. Monk says:

    For what it is worth:
    I was told by an acquaintances that her husband had a cancer tumor in his brain. I shared with her a story I had read on the net.

    There was a family of women who all got breast cancer except for one of the women.

    An Italian cancer specialist examined the woman and enquirer about her diet. He concluded that her morning breakfast was the answer as to why she did not get breast cancer even though she was genetically predisposed.

    She liked the flavor of real maple syrup mixed with baking powder.

    Apparently cancer cells stop taking in oxygen and feed on sucrose. The altered maple syrup is sugar mixed with an alkaline.

    The perfect Trojan horse. The cancer cells take in the sugar and the high alkalinity kills them.

    So my friend started feeding this to her husband. His cancer diminished and he was healed.

    There was a young girl who had stomach cancer that was spreading. She had read that apricot pits could help. She found some from a site called our fathers farm.
    http://Www.ourfathersfarm.com

    She ate them three times a day. Within six weeks she went back to her doctors and he could find no cancer.

    My dog had developed a rare form of cancer in his chest. He had an oozing sore. The cancer was spreading.

    I made a solution of organic maple syrup, baking soda and DMSO. I rubbed this on the sore and surrounding surface near the sore twice daily. Three weeks later my dogs vet gets perplexed. His test only show dead cancer cells.

    The DMSO takes anything with it into the skin deeply. The sucrose with the high alkalinity got to the cancer cells and killed them.

    I have no idea if all of this helped by placebo or organically or if it was prayer alone. The point is there were cancers prevented and cured somehow.

    These are legit stories that really happened.

  7. Dusty says:

    Praying here too sis

  8. Dusty says:

    What is DMSO?

  9. sisterchristian says:

    Monk
    Thanks for that information
    Let me ask., baking powder or, I’m thinking the other you used … Baking soda?

  10. sisterchristian says:

    Dusty
    Your prayers are greatly appreciated!

  11. Dusty says:

    still praying for continued health issues with SisterChristian’s family member, Derek’s sister Amy, Michael , and capt Kevin.

  12. Dusty says:

    Father God, all the debating on the other thread about how we should act and what we should say, only You know what You want from us. Show us, teach us by Your Spirit how to be Your light in this dark society. Teach us to light the way for others to follow You

  13. Have a prayer request.
    I have a fellow veteran who I served with from 1989 to 2006 when he retired.
    I went to Bosnia with him and also my first deployment to Iraq.
    He was probably the best supply sergeant I have ever known.
    If he couldn’t get it, it couldn’t be got.
    Just learned this weekend that he was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
    The lifespan of people with ALS is only about 2-5 years on average.
    I learned about it through a fellow veteran who let us know in a post that he was lobbying Congress to help fight ALS.
    Here is his FB page.
    https://www.facebook.com/michael.liles.169
    His name is Michael Liles, but we all called him Smurf.

  14. That should be life expectancy once diagnosed with ALS is 2- 5 years on average.

  15. Michael says:

    Praying the list tonight…

  16. Dusty says:

    praying here too.

  17. Dusty says:

    A student of my daughter, Joey Kocur’s son, Liem, was in a terrible jet skiing accident that has left him in a coma with a collapsed lung and several broken bones ….if you think of it please keep this young boy in your prayers.

  18. sisterchristian says:

    Heavenly Father

    You are awesome in power
    You are majesty, brilliancy,
    All seeing, all knowing

    You promise to provide all our needs according to your riches in Christ Jesus ., and yet you ask us to pray ,..

    Father please give us a greater measure of understanding in the purpose and power of prayer
    Please give us broader insight into the elements of communicating with you… Help us in our weaknesses,
    Our deficiencies and our failures
    Help us to realize the joys, delights and priveledges of basking in your company in simple conversation or even simply in silence of your presence

    Where we have fears and anxious thoughts – please calm our hearts and reassure us of Your tender care, remind us how to rest and wait upon you… Help us to find the balance between contentment and diligence
    Peacemaking and rebuke
    Help us to speak your words with accuracy filled with great love

    I beseech you to Healy family member of the cancer., to get prompt care and physicians of knowledge to stop this deterioration in its tracts

    I pray for healing for Michael and that you would perfect that which concerns him…that you would increase his wisdom, his wit, word smithing., his gift in ministry and his walk with you

    Pray for healing for Derek’s sister and his military officer smurf

    Praying for capt Kevin that you would meet him in a very particular way

    Praying for dusters:; for complete healing from the past – that you would reveal to her in compounded measure your intentional love and care for her…, by your spirit .: that she would know beyond all doubt how immense your love is for her
    Water her as she waters others …

    Lord have your way here
    Move by your spirit through your people who post and participate
    To touch the lives of those who read and engage for the glory of your majesty and for the edification and instruction in godliness and righteousness… For blessing and joy
    Amen

  19. Michael says:

    Sis…wonderful.
    Amen.

  20. Sarah says:

    Prayer Requests: May 12-17

    Sister Christian A family member who had been diagnosed with skin cancer and had a growth removed is now dealing with the incision space not healing, but rather spreading. Prayers for healing, wisdom and grace.

    Michael Liles “Smurf” A man Derek served with in Bosnia and Iraq, he has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS. The lifespan for those diagnosed with this is very short. Prayer for Michael and his family. You can find out more, also about his speaking before Congress for more attention to ALS, on his FB page: https://www.facebook.com/michael.liles.169

    LondonFor her general head space, for rest and for space to think and regroup and find focus.

    Derek His Sister Amy has been dealing with Colitis and it looks like it is Crohn’s disease. Pray for her healing, for her doctor’s wisdom.

    Scott Pastor friend’s 18 month old Granddaughter was killed when a dresser and television fell on her. Pray for this family.

    Neo Facing surgery and insurance issues. Pray for swift resolution, successful surgery and rapid recovery.

    NonnieContinue to pray for her Grandson Bennet’s recovery from his surgery!

    Paigemom’s Daughter and Son-in-law Eric and Sarah S. “My son in law has been out of work for months. He is a sweet, faith filled, hard worker with many skills and education. He is also struggling with depression and severe self doubt. My daughter works part time. Both are ‘hanging in there’ by faith, but both are weary and wonder if they have been ‘cut off’ from God’s care. Eric and Sarah S.”

    Derek Car trouble! Pray for a solution to his wife’s car issues, with the least amount of expense.

    Gary He has been let go from one of his jobs, which provided the most finances, and has also found out he has to move. Please pray for a solid job opportunity and something to come quickly for housing. Also, just for some encouragement during this frustrating time.

    Scott Praise for all that God has done and prayer during this time of transition.

    Michael Needs a job and income. Now.

    J2thePerson In the process of filing their disability application online and hoping to have it expedited…if it is not, there is a 5-6 month wait. They have a great case worker, so praying she is able to help them and have this done quickly.

    Chile Continue praying for their family member who was given just two years to live.

    Ryan Prayers for him as he is dealing with loneliness and a desire for true friendship.

    Derek Be praying for his friend Dennis who served two tours with Derek and is possibly PTSD, continued prayers for mercy for this man.

    London Continue praying for her eyes.

    Sarah’s Nephew-in-Law Blake Serving 9 months in Afghanistan. Pray for safety.

    Pastor Saeed FREEDOM

  21. Michael says:

    Thank you, Sarah!

  22. Dusty says:

    Liem – young boy in coma with broken bones and collapsed lung from jet skiing accident

  23. Sarah says:

    Sorry, Dusty! Not sure how I missed that…I had prayed for him yesterday!

  24. sisterchristian says:

    Dusty…
    Wanted to let you know I have been praying for Liem too…

  25. sisterchristian says:

    Adding to further clarify ;
    Was praying for Liem while typing out the prayer above.. And not quite sure how I missed writing it out,. Other than my typing doesn’t nearly keep up with my praying…. But please know he has been and will continue to be on prayer!

  26. sisterchristian says:

    Heavenly Father~

    Thank you for your immeasurable love
    Thank you for your guidance and your Spirit

    I pray that you would grant great peace to Michael in the midst of a very trying and tumultuous week
    Protect him from misunderstAndings
    Guard his heart and mind in Christ Jesus .., place a hedge of protection about him
    And his loved ones…

    Father as he seeks to serve you
    And to remain humble in the midst of accolades… Lead him in paths o righteousness for your namesake
    As we wrestle not against flesh and blood but principalities and powers
    Guide him in prayer and petition before you,.. Help him to wait upon you and rise above as if on eagles wings … Full him with wisdom and gentleness .., as he navigates this media… Fill him in increasing measure with your spirit

    Lord help us each to be teachable,
    To take the time to stop and listen to one another… To hear each other out
    To encourage an edify .,, to strengthen and build

    Thank you Father
    For the mercy and grace you have so masterfully shown us, and so help us to be gracious to shower it to others
    Help us we pray
    Amen

  27. J.U. says:

    Amen Sisterchristian. I think we all join you in this prayer for Michael.

  28. Michael says:

    Sis, thank you much…beautiful prayer.
    Thank you, J.U.
    I’m staying off for the weekend.

  29. It has been so long since I’ve checked in here at the PhxP. Life…

    Praying with and for all the above.

    New developments in the ever-deteriorating tent that is my body. I’ve been diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis (narrowing of the upper spinal column), which causes pain in my neck and shoulders as well as down into my hands. This is further complicated by newly discovered bone spurs in my hands, and what appears to be a separating of my left wrist and hand. I should be going in for an MRI on that hand sometime in the next week. I’m wearing braces and taking some pretty strong meds, but the relief is minimal. My pain specialist says that pain sensations I feel are probably heightened by the fibromyalgia.

    On the brighter side, I’ve been receiving injections of Orthovisc in my knee joints, and it is helping. Honestly, it’s one of the few treatments of any kind that my body actually responds to. Very thankful for that.

    On a completely different note, the new board of elders for our church will be presented to the congregation, prayed over and anointed with oil. I’m excited to say that I am one of those elders. I’ve been asked to teach one midweek and one Sunday during June. Our lead pastor won’t even be out of town on those days. He just wanted to give me the opportunity. He even gave me choice to continue in the book of the Bible he has been teaching through or choose my own passage/topic. When I mentioned that I thought it unusual to let someone else teach his series, he said, “Well, I don’t want this thing to be a one-man show.” I think we found us a good one!

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