21 February 2011

Praying for Each Other

In case you missed my post last week, each Monday I will be posting prayer requests so that we can hold one another up and pray for each other throughout the week. 

 You can e-mail your prayers requests to me at iamalongfortheride[@]gmail[.]com. Feel free to e-mail today and I can add them. If you e-mail me throughout the week, I will post them next Wednesday.

CourtneyI am now 28 weeks pregnant, so the countdown is ON.  Everything is great, I am only stressing about one thing – having things ready for when the baby comes.  Five years ago we bought a fixer-upper, and it isn’t quite “fixed” yet.  On the immediate (before the baby’s born) to-do list is reroof the carport (tree fell on it) and tear down plaster/insulate/re-drywall/paint the nursery (yes, the nursery isn’t even close to being ready – can we say stress??).    As soon as possible after that, we need to rebuild the hall bathroom that has been gutted for 3+ years.  Not only is time a factor, but obviously these projects take money.  I guess my prayer request is patience and peace for me and the ability to move quickly on these rather large projects. 

Barbie1.  My husband has been unemployed, off and on, for 2 years now.  This week, his unemployment ran out. We are waiting for a letter to see if they will extend.  More importantly, he needs a JOB!

2.  My husband's truck broke down a few months ago, and we decided not to fix it.  Just Tuesday, the transmission in our SUV blew.  It's going to cost $4,000 to fix.  We need's God's provision.

Me- My grandmother had surgery last week to remove cancerous tumors from her neck. The surgery went well but left her face affected because of nerve damage. I could use prayers for her to heal quickly and for her to know how beautiful she is, inside and out.

Carly- My baby Mason was born with a heart defect. He had his first surgery at 10 days old and will be having his second, an open heart surgery, on March 3rd. He'll be 3 days shy of 8 months. Obviously the surgery is a major deal but I have all faith that he'll make it through, he's a very strong little guy. My biggest anxiety is if there will be complications/infections afterwards that will keep him hospitalized longer than expected. So my prayer request is of course that the surgery itself goes great but also that his healing will be fast and without complications and that he will be protected against all infections and will be able to come home in the 1-2 weeks as planned. 

Amber- I would use prayer right now for exams that are coming up this week... eek!

As well as just being a good leader for the girls in my dorm (I am the Resident Assistant).

Piper- I would like to request prayers for my husband (David) and I to find work. We have been without income since December.
SharonMy husband is self-employed as an electrical contractor. As are many others in the construction industry, we are in need of work. I would also appreciate prayers for a special family situation.

LindsayI am a graduating college senior with two graduate school interviews over the next two weeks. I will be traveling from Missouri to Texas to Ohio in the period of a week and could use prayers for safe travel. I would also like prayers for boldness in talking to new people and sharing Christ's love with them. Lastly, I would like to ask for prayers for peace and calmness for the actual interviews; I'm ready for God to show me where he's taking me next!

I need to discern what it is that the Lord has planned for me. I am currently going to Cal Baptist University, pursuing my bachelors in education. I have a year left, however, I do not know that I want to continue this because I want to do full-time ministry. I have a campus ministry at our local community college and it needs plenty of attention-- attention I cannot give if I teach kindergarten.  I also want to become a housewife when I get married so that I could be the primary caretaker as my husband would be the provider and head of the family. So, the dilemma is whether I should continue with my bachelors, or if I should pursue classes that will help me both with my ministry and house-wife duties (i.e. bible classes, cooking classes, sewing classes, etc). I really only need to be still and seek the Lord in this decision, and I need your intercession to be that the Lord reveals His will to me. Thank you for your prayers!



  1. i am praying for all of you! I would also love to add myself to the list. My grandpa passed away a couple days ago and the funeral is today. please pray for strength as we go through this rough time.

  2. Beautiful idea!! I will keep you in prayer, and pray for you with my church prayer group (monday nights!) Praise God for you, Laura!

  3. Thank you Laura! We just received the extension on my husband's unemployment! Now, he just needs a job. And, we found out we will get enough of a tax return to fix the transmission in the SUV. God is so good! Lifting up all of these prayers before the Lord.


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