Monday, March 5, 2012

BLOGGING LESS - PRAYER REQUEST


Due to increased family responsibilities, I've been posting much less lately. I ask your continued prayers for my extended family, children and grandchildren, who are in situations where much prayer is needed for strength and courage under difficult circumstances. These are not situations open to drastic change, only to change for the better in relationships within the constraints of present circumstances. I know you understand why I cannot go into detail, nor can I mention names, but God knows the names and the needs, and I trust that God will hear and respond to our prayers.

Also, I seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time on maintenance of my old body, with doctor visits, medical tests, upcoming dental appointments, all crowding in on me in a brief period of time, thus leaving me with less free time to spend online.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who sets us in families: We commend to your continual care the homes in which your people dwell. Put far from them, we ask you, every root of bitterness and the pride of life. Fill them with faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness. Knit together in constant affection the members of the families. Turn the hearts of the parents to the children, and the hearts of the children to the parents; and so enkindle fervent charity among us all, that we may evermore be kind and loving one to another; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
(The first prayer is a paraphrase from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, and the second is a direct quote.)

Image 'borrowed' from my dear friend, Paul the BB.

16 comments:

Wormwood's Doxy said...

You and yours are always on my prayer list, dearest Mimi. Take care of yourself...

Much love,
Doxy

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

God be with you and yours, in all times and places and circumstances. God is at your side even when it may seem he's stepped away. You are wrapped and blanketed in prayer, and held by loving arms...

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thank you, thank you, my dear friends. Your prayers and support mean a great deal to me.

Erika Baker said...

Prayers for you and yours from across the pond, our precious friend. With love, Erika and Susan.

Paul said...

Ongoing prayers for you, dear Mimi, and for those you love.

it's margaret said...

Mimi --of course we will pray for you and your family in this house. And for your body --that you will have strength and courage to all that you have been given to do.

God bless you and all your family.

Fran said...

You are always in my prayers dearest Mimi, my prayers are forever forthcoming on behalf of you and yours. Love to you!

Cathy said...

Prayers from me too, Mimi, and much love, but you knew that :)

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thank you all, my dear ones for so many prayers and so much love. I feel them upholding me.

JCF said...

Still more prayers...

Marez said...

Prayers and hugs from down under for you and yours... Sending strength and courage and wisdom...

Chris said...

You and your loved ones are in my prayers and thoughts today.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thank you all, m'dears. Your prayers and kind support give me hope and strength.

Anonymous said...

Holding you all close.

Mary Clara

MadPriest said...

Hang on in there, old girl! We'll say a prayer for you and yours over at Saint Laika's today.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Mary Clara and MadPriest, thank you. Your prayers are much appreciated.