Friday, March 6, 2015

A Special Prayer Request

"Call unto Me, and I will answer thee,
and shew thee great and mighty things,
which thou knowest not."
Jeremiah 33:33
(KJV)


I am writing to ask for earnest prayers on behalf of my sister, Sandi.
She is facing a surgical procedure next Wednesday, March 11th,
that is to be very complicated and complex.
The surgeon has told her that there is potential for very serious complications
both during the operation and after it is over.

I am calling on you, prayer warriors, to join us in prayer for Sandi.
Please pray for the dear Lord to guide the surgeon's hands,
to allow the operation to be completed successfully with NO complications and no negative repercussions or aftermath, and to grant a full, speedy, and smooth recovery.

I appreciate your prayers more than I could ever put into words.

I have met so many wonderful, precious, dear, praying friends through this blog...
many of you would more than likely never have been brought across my path,
had we not made connections online through this amazing community.

I think of so many of you so often, 
and many times, I lift your names in prayer.
I have often thought how great it would be if we could all meet together in one place
and just enjoy one another face to face and fellowship and worship side by side.
Then, an amazing truth occurs to me.
One day, by God's amazing grace, we will do that very thing!
We will gather together...in one place, in one accord.
We will meet the One Who made all of this possible...
the One Who is the Connector of us all.
He will call all of His children home to dwell with Him forever.
We will bow at His feet together, and we will praise Him for seeing us through
this uneven, uncertain, winding, sometimes tumultuous journey called life.  

So many times, I am discouraged and fighting battles, and one of you will drop by with a sweet word of encouragement, or I will open email and find a letter from you.
I cherish every one of your words.
I treasure your feedback.
I have taken deep comfort in your kindnesses.
I will never forget the times you have reached out and let me know that I am not alone.

I love how the Body of Christ works.
Regardless of our individual opinions, the miles between, 
or the differences and walls that try to divide us,
we are one in Him.
He is the Savior of us all...
the Keeper of our souls....
the Unifying Agent of our hearts.

How I love Him and thank Him for each one of you!
Your friendship, loyalty, support, and prayers are such a dear blessing.

Thank you in advance for lifting my dear sister to our Father.
We are looking for God to bring her through with a victorious, healthy outcome.
We so appreciate you standing beside us in faith and prayer.

If you have any requests for prayer that you would like us to pray with you about,
please feel free to contact us through our online contact form here.



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God bless each one of you and meet your every need.

38 comments:

  1. I will certainly be praying. Please keep us posted. :)

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    1. I can't thank you enough for your prayers! I am praying often for you, too, and hoping you are doing well. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your sister! I will keep her in my prayers! I appreciate your friendship too.♥ It's nice to have friends here to talk and share with. Love you, sweet friend.

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    1. Thank you so much for your dear, kind words, your encouragement, your prayers, and your friendship, Melanie! It means more to me than I could ever say. God bless you and your husband and Katie. I am praying for you, too. Love and appreciate you so much.

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  3. Cheryl.... I will be praying for Sandi... and you. :) Gentle Joy

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    1. Thank you ever so much for your faithful prayers and support and for praying for my dear sister. I am praying often for you, too. God bless you richly.

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  4. Praying for Sandi!!! I am believing in faith that everything will be better than anything we can hope or imagine! Hugs girlie! xo

    waitingforbabybird.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Elisha! I am believing in faith, right along with you, that my dear sister will be fine and just as you said! I appreciate your prayers and friendship so very much. God bless you. Sending big hugs, much love, and many prayers back to you, too. :)

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  5. Cheryl, adding Sandi to my prayer list right now. I will be uplifting her, and praying that God will once again be the Great Physician and work His healing into her life.

    And yes, I am also very grateful for the community of believers that I have met through blogging. As you know, (but I'll tell you again!!), your friendship is very special to me. And I thank God for you and the blessing you are in my life. You know, (but I'll never tire of telling you!!), I LOVE YOU!!

    GOD BLESS!

    P.S. I can hardly wait to attend the Blog Land Convention in heaven! Oh, the things we'll talk about!! Hugs galore! Tears of joy! Keynote speaker = JESUS! :-)

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    1. Oh, dear friend! Thank you SO much for your precious words! And your faithful prayers. It brings me so much comfort to know that you are adding my dear sister to your prayer list. I love you so dearly and appreciate having you in my life. I LOVED what you said about Jesus being the Keynote Speaker! Oh, my! Won't that be a wonderful day? YES!!! That Blog Land Convention in the sky!! I can only imagine how it will be to meet all of you face-to-face, and especially, the One Who died for us and brought us all "together" down here. What a day that will be! So grateful for your visit and encouragement...it means SO much!

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  6. Praying for your Sandi, dear Cheryl, and asking Father God to hold her every so gently during that surgery and thereafter.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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    1. Thank you SO much, Mary. I am more grateful for your prayers than I know how to put into words. I am praying for your Amy faithfully and regularly and believing God for her miracle, too. I so appreciate your sweet visit and the encouragement you left behind. Sending big hugs and much love back to you!

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  7. I will also be praying for Sandi.

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    1. Thank you so much, Desiree. I trust God will richly bless you and your sweet little family, also. Your comments mean so much to me. I cherish every one of them and can't thank you enough.

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  8. I am praying for Sandi and all those involved in her care. Also praying for you and your family.

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    1. Dear Mary! It means so much to know that you are continuing to pray for us and that you will add Sandi to those prayers. May the dear Lord bless you in a big way and meet any need you may have, also. I appreciate you so much!

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  9. I'm praying for your sister, Cheryl... she's mine too...

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    1. You will never know how much I appreciate your comment and the comfort it brought to know that you are taking this request to heart so faithfully. Yes, she is your sister, and your prayers and consistent encouragement mean more to us than we can say. God bless you, brother. I am praying often for you, too.

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  10. Cheryl, I will be praying for Sandi. Your blog and friendship is such a blessing to me. I am glad that we are able to pray for each other and share our concerns.
    Love you!

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    1. Yes, me, too, dear friend! So thankful for you, and I can't thank you enough for praying for Sandi. It means SO much to have so much prayerful support. God bless you richly. I am praying for you and your burdens, also. Love you!

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  11. Praying for your sister! Please keep us updated!!!

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    1. Oh, thank you so very much, Caroline! It means SO much to know you are praying...you are such a dear, faithful prayer warrior, and I am so thankful for you! Lord willing, I will post an update as soon as I can after her surgery on Wednesday. Believing God for GREAT results!! Much love to you. :)

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  12. We will be remembering Sandi in our prayers here, too, Sis. Cheryl! We have seen God move some pretty big mountains for us here lately, and our faith has been inspired to ask more in prayer! "Trust His promises and doubt Him never; He's a true and faithful friend!"

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    1. So thankful for your prayers for us, and rejoicing with you that God has been moving mountains in your lives! I trust your dear husband is feeling better....hoping the removal of his affliction is one of the mountains you have seen moved! YES, we need to ASK for more...it thrills our Father's heart to hear us ASK Him for the things we desire. "We have not, because we ask not." Such a simple thing we so often overlook and fail to do. Thank you again for praying. God bless you and your family. :)

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  13. Prayers for God to hold you all tight. May you all feel His loving arms through this trial and know He is there with you every step of the way.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathryn! So thankful for your visit and comforting words! God bless you richly. :)

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  14. I have agreed with you - no complications during or after surgery and speedy and complete healing. Thank you for sharing with our "Tell me a Story" family.

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    1. Thank you SO much, Hazel. You will never know how much I appreciate your agreement in prayer. God bless you abundantly!

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  15. Will be praying for guidance for the surgeon's hands, no complications, and that she would be restored to full health quickly!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! I appreciate your prayers more than I could ever say! God bless you. :)

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  16. Thank you for the opportunity to pray for your sister Sandi. It makes the whole world seem so much smaller when we can come together and pray. Like you I have been blessed by not only your friendship but others as well and it is a wonderful feeling knowing that we are friends and one in Christ. May your sister be blessed during this operation and may God guide the surgeons hands and may she have no complications and recover quickly - In Jesus' mighty name. Blessings to you and your lovely family Cheryl xxx

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    1. Thank you SO much for your prayers for Sandi, Terri! I appreciate them more than I could ever express. And how I thank the dear Lord for you and your precious friendship and support. You have encouraged me much more than you will ever know...so many times. May the dear Lord bless you and your dear family in a special way. Much love to you! :)

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  17. Cheryl, I prayed for Sandi as soon as I saw you post. It is wonderful that there is no distance in the spiritual world and, even more wonderful, how God inclines His ear to our cries for His help. Praying that the doctors, nurses and technicians have wisdom beyond their own abilities, that they minister to Sandi with compassion and that she and your whole family experience that peace which surpasses all understanding! Donna

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    1. Thank you so very much, Donna! Your words were such a blessing and encouragement to me today! My Mom used to tell us that prayer is a long range weapon..that it reaches as far as it needs to. Isn't that a wonderful thought? I don't know what we would do if we didn't have the dear Lord to pray to and cast our burdens upon. I so appreciate your words here, your wonderful blog, and your consistent encouragement to me. May the dear Lord bless you!

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  18. I'm a little behind in my blog reading, so I'm just reading this today and the surgery has already happened. But I prayed that God would give your sister a smooth recovery, and that He would ease any post-operative pain she may be feeling.

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    1. I SO appreciate your prayers, Lisa. It turns out that she needs your prayers now as much as ever. She has suffered a complication that is very concerning, so we are praying hard that God will move on His throne and bring her through this to a complete victory. Your continued prayers would be so appreciated! I am praying often for you, too. God bless you!

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  19. I'm just now seeing this! Continued prayers for Sandi! May she have a quick and full recovery! -Jess

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    1. Thank you ever so much, Jess! How grateful we are for your continued prayers, as she needs them so much! God bless you and Katie and your sweet families. :)

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