Monday, August 31, 2015

Prayers Needed for Fellow-Blogger, TERRI PRESSER, from Darling Downs Diaries!!

"...pray one for another, that ye may be healed. 
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
James 5:16
(KJV)

I just got an email from our precious friend, sister, and fellow-blogger, Terri Presser.
You probably know her from her wonderful blog, Darling Downs Diaries.


She hosts a weekly link-up that many of us participate in and enjoy.
I noticed that her link-up was not live earlier today,
and it occurred to me that there may be something wrong.

I found out just now that, sure enough, there is something wrong, 
and Terri needs our prayers, dear friends!
She suffered a fall on some steps Sunday morning and broke four bones in her leg.
She is going into surgery TODAY, (which is already Tuesday in Australia),
so if you could please keep Terri on your mind and in your prayers, 
it would be most appreciated.

Terri has been a huge encouragement to me time after time...
not only through her own wonderful blog,
but also through the sweet encouragement she leaves in the comments section of Homespun Devotions and through our email communication.

She is a busy lady, with a family of her own,
yet, she consistently takes the time to show her love to many others, 
including me.

Terri lives in Australia, so, chances are, our physical paths may never meet.
But, I feel like I have known her for years.
When one child of God comes into contact with another child of God,
there is an instant unity of souls.
There is an automatic recognition.
This kinship is brought about by the precious indwelling Holy Spirit that lives in each one of us.

"...the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."
Romans 5:5

Jesus said,
"By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."
John 13:35

Anyone who knows Terri or has communicated with her or has read her blog
can firmly vouch for the loving fruit Terri bears in and through her faithful life.

Please take a moment, right now, if you will, and bow your head and lift Terri
to our Heavenly Father.

Pray for a successful operation.
Pray for relief from pain.
Pray for a quick, uncomplicated recovery.
And pray for peace and strength for Terri, her husband, and their family,
as they adjust to her healing process.

Wish she was close enough that I could take them a casserole and a cake.
Many miles separate us,
but, as my dear Mom used to often tell me,
"Cheryl, prayer is a long-range weapon.
It will reach as far as it needs to."

I will be praying for her.
I hope you will be, too.

God bless each one of you, dear friends!

43 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this. I feel like I know her too. She is such a sweet lady. I will be praying for her.
    Love ya.

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    1. Thank you, dear Chris! I know God can and will see her through this trying time. Love and appreciate you and your faithful support. :)

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  2. Cheryl, what a dear sweet friend you are to us all.

    I had just visited Terri's link-up and was concerned as well when I saw it had not been posted. I appreciate so much you sharing with us Terri's situation so that we can all be praying for her and her full recovery.

    What sweet fellowship we all enjoy together in this blogging community.

    For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. Matthew 18:20

    Thank you for your precious loving heart Cheryl.

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    1. Dear Karen! You are all so precious to me! It will be a wonderful day in glory when we are all brought together in one place, under one magnificent roof! Can you imagine? We may never meet here, but, by God's amazing grace, we will meet over there! What a glorious day that will be! I love the verse you shared. I often remind God of that promise when I am praying. Thank you SO much for your dear words of encouragement. You made my day, that's for sure. Much love to you, sweet friend. :)

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  3. Cheryl, I'm so glad you shared this prayer request. I was concerned when I didn't see her linkup. She is always so timely. Lifting her up now. Donna

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    1. I know what you mean...I had a feeling something had to be wrong. I even thought about emailing her and probably would have done that, eventually. Thank you for your precious prayers, Donna. You are a blessing to us all! Sending you much love and many hugs. :)

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  4. How kind of you to share this. I will definitely keep her in my prayers. It is amazing how we can make some good friendships via blogging, isn't it? Such a blessing. God bless you, thank you so much for sharing this.

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    1. YES, Linda, it surely is amazing! I am just floored as I think about the many precious friends God has brought into my life over the past almost 4 years of blogging! So thankful He introduced you to me recently, too. :) What a dear blessing all of you are to me! I trust He blesses you abundantly, in return. Hugs and blessings to you, my friend. :)

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  5. Thank you I also thought something was wrong. She never delays in putting up her post and tirelessly visits other bloggers.
    Thanks Cheryl, I will be praying too.
    God Bless

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    1. You are so right...Terri is right on time, and so faithful to take the time to visit the many who link up with her. What a treasure she is to all of us, and now she needs us to hold her up! Thank you for lifting her! God bless you, my sweet friend. :)

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  6. Awww! Cheryl, what a wonderful heart you are to do this for her! Praying for sweet Terri! Thank you so much for sharing! Peace and many blessings to you, Love! :-)

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    1. Bless you, dear Tai! What a sweet surprise to open email and find your precious comment! So happy to "meet" you and trusting God to bless you abundantly for brightening my day...and I'm sure Terri's, as well. Sending you much love and many hugs! :)

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  7. Praying...Our Heavenly Father, We ask that You wrap Your Loving Arms around sweet Terri and her family, give them a continual sense of Your Presence and Your Peace. We come to You believing that All things are Possible with You. We are bringing Terri's surgery to You acknowledging that her body belongs to You. You made it, and You know how to fix it. You alone are the Great Physician. You are Jehovah Jireh, the One who can meet this need. You are Jehovah Rapha, the One who heals. We ask that You give the doctors wisdom in knowing what to do and when to do it. You are El Shaddai, Almighty God nothing is too difficult for You. We know You never make a mistake, that You do all things perfectly, and You are always on Time. As in all things, we ask that Your Will be done, and no matter what, we will keep looking to You as our Savior and our Lord. In Jesus' name we pray, amen

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    1. What a powerfully-anointed, inspired, and faith-filled prayer, Beth! I utter a big AMEN, sister! God bless you for taking the time to show your love and concern and for lifting Terri to our Father. Much love to you, sweet friend. :)

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  8. So sorry to hear this! I wondered also when there wasn't any new posts. Thanks for sharing and I will add her to my prayers.

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    1. Wow, it is just amazing how many of us were wondering about Terri. If you are reading this, Terri, do you see how very loved you are from way over here in America??? Thank you, Debbie, for your love and concern. God bless you abundantly, my friend. :)

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  9. Thank you for sharing this! I was wondering about Terri also!

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    1. Thank you, JES! Such a blessing to see so much concern for our sweet on-line friend. :) God bless you in return, my friend. :)

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  10. Cheryl....I am so glad you have shared this so we can be covering her. There is power in many who are on their knees.

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    1. YES!!! The power of unified prayer can never be measured! I love when the body of Christ comes together like this to hold up one of its own. :) Much love and thanks to you, sweet friend. :)

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  11. I also wondered about Terri, and I'm so glad to know what's going on. Now we can PRAY!!

    And yes, it is wonderful what God is accomplishing in Blog Land. The power of real friendship, the connection of hearts, and the long-range missiles of prayer - the Holy Spirit is indeed afoot!!

    Thank you for alerting us to Terri's surgery. You truly do have the gift of mercy, Cheryl, and your consistent attention to the needs of others, and your always-inspiring call to prayer is working miracles!

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Oh, Sharon...my precious friend! I have missed you and am praying for your regularly. Believing God for all you need! And your precious words here...well, they just moved me deep inside. I can't thank you enough for knowing just the right thing to say and for always being obedient to the precious Holy Spirit in conveying them to me when I need them the most. Much love to you and many hugs from across the miles!

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  12. Praying for Terri that our Lord Jesus will quickly heal her bones, blood, tissues and all involved in this terrible break. also may our Lord bring peace to her emotions and bless her entire family during this process of healing. Thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

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    1. Thank you, sweet Hazel. I know Terri deeply appreciates every prayer being prayed for her during this awful ordeal. SO very thankful to have you in all of our lives. Much love to you.

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  13. will be praying for this dear one.

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    1. Thank you, dear Denise. I am praying for you and Eddie, too. :)

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  14. Thank you so much Cheryl! I wondered the same as she is so prompt and consistent. Bless her heart! Praying for her, God give her strength and relief from her pain. In Jesus' name ♥

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    1. You are right, my friend. She is always so prompt and consistent. I am so thankful to see the many who care and were wondering about Terri. This is such a precious, dear community of caring friends. So thankful to know you and have you in these circles! Sending you big hugs. :)

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  15. Many thanks for linking up at A Little R & R as it allows fellow believers to join together in prayer as one!

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    1. Thank you so very much, CS! So thankful to have "met" you and to have had the privilege to link up with you! God bless you richly!! :)

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  16. It is amazing how this tool that the enemy started for his foul purposes had been allowed by God so it could be used for His! I'm praying for Terri. And thanks for sharing.

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    1. YES, isn't it, though? I am amazed at how the precious family of Christian bloggers comes together when there is a need. It just blesses my soul! So thankful to know you and for your consistent encouragement and support, brother.

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  17. Hi Cheryl! Thank you for letting us all know about Terri! I have added her to my heart, so she'll be there when I pray.
    I broke my leg in many pieces in January, so I know what she is facing. May God give her strength, and bless her doctors and nurses to help her toward healing.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Ceil. I remember the awful ordeal you had to go through with your leg and how sorry I felt for you during that time. I know you surely understand, firsthand, what Terri is facing. So grateful for your prayers and love, sweet friend. :)

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  18. I read her insightful blog occassionally. Thx for letting us know. I will pray for Terri. Gail

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    1. Thank you, Gail. Every prayer is surely appreciated. I appreciate your visit. :)

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  19. I don't know Terri all that well. I have visited her bog on a few occasions. That doesn't matter what does matter is that we are sisters in Christ. Prayers going up. Thank you for being such a loving and caring sister.

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    1. Yes, dear friend, what matters is that we are all sisters in Him, and it is such a dear blessing to be able to walk this journey with you. You are a blessing to me. :)

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  20. Thank you for letting us know what's going on! I hope she has a smooth recovery and feel the thoughts and prayers she's receiving from around the world!

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    1. Thank you ever so much, Miss Steph! I am so thankful to know that you are lifting Terri to our Father for healing. God is listening, and He will honor the many prayers being prayed for our dear friend. God bless you for stopping by!

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  21. Terri will be in my prayers! I saw the link on Big Family Frugal

    Linda

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    1. Thank you ever so much, Linda! God bless you!!

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  22. Remembering Terri also. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la Mode

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