Thursday, August 15, 2013

Prayer Meeting of the Blogosphere (3)

Welcome to the third, old-fashioned prayer meeting in this space. Happy Friday! I hope you've had a good week.

Cade got home Saturday afternoon; a big thank-you to those of you who prayed for his safe return.

I've had the Owens family on my heart and mind all week. The seven of them have been in Kenya for just over a month, now. I can't imagine what it's like to acclimate to an entirely different country, culture, etc. Join me in praying for them?

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You so much for the Owens family. Thank You for calling them to do Your work in Kenya, and thank You for their willingness to go all in: to up and move to Africa. Hold them in Your hands during this time of transition, Father, and continue to protect them. Draw them ever closer to You, to one another, and to the beautiful people of Kenya. Bless the Owens family, Father, and bless others through them. 

Help us to remember: we can serve You wherever we are. Thank You for calling us to do Your great work; make of us willing vessels. In Your Son's name I pray, amen.

Now it's your turn! Would you like to participate in an old-fashioned prayer meeting of the blogosphere? Here are some ideas:

  • You can pray about my prayer request.
  • You can share a prayer request by means of a comment.
  • You can share a prayer request on your personal blog and direct me to your post by means of a comment.
  • You can pray about a participant's prayer request.
  • You can write a prayer about my, your, or someone else's prayer request (in comments hither or yon, on your blog, etc.). If your prayer is somewhere other than this place, please direct me as you can and will.
  • You can join in praying my or someone else's prayer.
  • You can share an update regarding a prayer request you've made here, in the past. 

Thank you for being here, and I hope to see you again next week, if not before.

(Sorry to those of you who read this before it was quite ready; Baby Chip helped me publish prematurely, and I didn't know for a good forty minutes! Oh, well.)


  1. Well, I *had* commented already, but seeing as how it was a problem child... :D

    I would like to ask for continuing prayer for Nic and John, and their respective families, and for Brandee's healing...

    1. You're so good to me, Rick. I'm feeling better and am doing my normal thing. I went to the dentist yesterday and anticipated having a sore mouth, today, but it feels pretty good. I'll admit, though: my throat's still sore after 12 days! Isn't that crazy? I don't know if there's something in the air outside, or what. My husband says I've been SNORING; maybe it's that!

      Father, thank You for Rick and his heart for these families and me. I pray Your peace and protection upon the families, today. I know You see John in his current circumstances. Please send a helper, Lord: someone to guide him and show him a different and better way. Thank You that, when I felt worst, Jim was able to take sick days and help care for the children. Thank You that half our family didn't have any symptoms; I ask Your continued protection over them. Please send this sickness away from our house. Thank You for my dentist: his friendly, patient spirit and capable hands. Father, I lift Rick up to You, today. Thank You for delivering him from so many things including addiction and cancer. Continue to protect him and those he loves, and bless his ministry. We love and praise You. In Your Son's name I pray, amen.

  2. Heavenly Father,

    I lift up Brandee and her family to you. I lift them up and pray for each one and their specific needs. Whatever they are in this moment. This family of 6 blesses me so much over the thousands of miles and I pray for them. I pray for your blessing over them, your protection, and your guidance for each of them.

    As we pray together at this place, I also lift my little ones up to you. My boys who are struggling to adjust after our move to Phoenix. My little ones and their adjustment as I unpack boxes and get our lives organized.

    These two families need you Lord, more then ever. Thank you for bringing us together here and for allowing us to pray together.


    Thank you again my friend for such a wonderful place to pray and be together.


    1. Thank you, Friend. So good to have your voice, here.

      Father, the Dahls. I lift them up to You. Thank You for going ahead of them to Phoenix and for being in their midst, now. I'm excited for them: I know You hold them closely and have a plan for them in this new place! Instill in them a sense or adventure and wonder. Draw them closer to You and to one another, and send into the lives people who will bless them for good and ever. I pray Your peace during this time of transition. Thank You for loving us so very much that You sent Your Son to die for broken people in a broken place. Help us to remember, Lord, and keep our perspective even as we struggle. We love You so and pray in Jesus's name, amen.

  3. Thank you....just thank you for this prayer. I need it so desperately. It soothes my soul.

  4. Brandee I like this idea of a blog prayer meeting. I'm saying a prayer for your requests today. As for me I'd appreciate prayers for our family as we get ready to come back to the US for about 10 months. We have a lot to do to get ready! Thanks!

    1. Welcome, Caleb, and thank you for praying. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

      Heavenly Father, thank You for Caleb and his belief in the power of prayer. I lift him and his family up to You, Lord; You know their needs. I pray Your peace and presence as the family prepares to return to the United States. Thank You for Your love. Thank You for caring about every aspect of our lives. In Your Son's name I pray, amen.

    2. I just visited your blog, and wow! Honored to have met you via a comment box! Excited to pray regularly for your family.