Thursday, April 01, 2010

DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PRAYER?

I'm not always very good at having faith. When times are difficult and we have more on our shoulders than we can bear, we ask ourselves "why is this happening to me" or "why is this happening to the person I love".

I am asking my friends and strangers alike (if you read this post), please say a prayer for my sweet husband Mike. He is in desperate need of them as he is not well. I am powerless in my ability to help him which leaves me in complete devastation. If you can find it in your hearts, please ask God to shine his light on my best friend and husband.

I don't know what else to say except "thank you".

37 comments:

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

This is one of my favorite prayers, The Footprints of God.

In deepest sleep one night I dreamed that on the beach I walked. God was by my side each step and quietly we talked. Then on the sky my life was flashed; the visions all serene. Two sets of footprints in the sand were there in every scene. But then I noticed in some scenes of suffering, pain and strife just a single set of footprints at the worst times of my life. God, you said you'd stay by me in good times and in bad, why then did you leave me each time my life was sad? My precious child, God answers, when your life had pain, I knew. The single set of footprints were the times I carried you.

God is carrying you.

You both are in my prayers.

God bless,
Marsha

Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

I definitely believe in the power of prayer! I have learned that an "up" look can make all the difference in your outlook! Phillippians 4:6-7 says, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, present your requests to God. And the peace of God that transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." I am praying for your husband.
~mandy

Becky said...

Sending my thoughts and Prayers.

Connie said...

Of course, you've got prayers from me, sugar. I'm sorry to hear about Mike. Has he been ill long? I've got your back covered, sweetpea...
xoxo,
Connie

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

My Sweet Friend~I am praying for your hubby and know that God is in control even when we dont understand this crazy world. Big hugs to both of you.

PeggyR said...

I do believe in prayer and I will send prayers out to your husband!

Heirlooms For You said...

You are in the right ball park asking for prayer. But it is so important to give God the glory when he answers. You and your husband are in my prayers. God is good when we ask. God bless you. Carol

Karen said...

Cathy,
thoughts and prayers are headed up for your hubby's well being. Chin up my friend.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Ohhh Dearest Cathy.....

I am sending positive thoughts and prayers for you and your husband.

Much love to you sweet girl,
LuLu♥

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Cathy!

I sure DO! Thank-you for asking!

Happy Easter...

love, kelee

Andie-Brown Bee Studio said...

Dear Sweet Cathy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mike, and your entire family. ((hugs))
xoxo,
Andie

Raining Pearls said...

Cathy, Lifting you and Mike up in prayer.

Tanza said...

Hi Sweet Cathy,
Ask and you shall recieve .. You have lots of prayers covering you both .. I'm sorry to hear of this .. God is good my friend, and did you know HE says HE will NEVER give us more than we can handle !! In the end we become stronger, for whatever reason !! Hoping you feel at peace, and are full of faith .. I'm wishing you a wonderful, happy Easter my friend ~
Warm hugs ~tea~xo

debi said...

Cathy,
I'm so sorry to hear that your husband isn't well.
I will keep him, and you in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs, Debi

Nancy said...

Cathy, I am so sorry to hear this. Yes my dear Prayer is so Powerful and I am including lots of them. Keep us posted Cathy!
Big Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com
coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

jen said...

Oh CAthy! I am praying for Mike and you to receive peace, health, joy and strength. If you need anything you have my email!
luvs and glitter
~jen

Marilyn said...

My prayers are with you both at this time.....after all Easter is the season of miracles!!
Love you Cathy!!
Marilyn

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

Oh Cathy, yes I believe in the power of prayer. It is everything and the only thing. I will be praying for the both of you. Much love, Leslie Anne

Sheila said...

I believe IN prayer.. I said one for Mike. God gave us bodies Wondrously made.. Made to heal themselves.. Just go over to http://www.hacres.com/home Read all of this. Go to the testimonies.. I have MS and I do not want them pumping my body full of the meds they use for MS.. POISON.. But by the Grace of God I can have a better life with MS by feeding it living foods. It don't hurt to read.. See what you think.. You do not have to purchase anything to eat living foods.. Just apply the principles God gave us IN THE BEGINNING.. With much love and Prayer and Hugggggggggggggggs Sheila

mandapanda said...

I totally believe in the power of prayer! I have seen miracles even in my short 21 years. I will be thinking and praying for Mike! Get better soon!

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Dear sweet Cathy, your wish is my command...I'm sending tons of love in my heart, oodles of prayers and my absolute belief in miracles to both of you. If there is anything Mort and I can do, please, I'm a phone call away. Please give our love to Mike...
Forever your friend,
Shell
xoxo

Terri Gordon said...

Dear Cathy, I am so sorry to hear your husband is not doing well. Your husband and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you both have a wonderful Easter. Hugs, Terri

Pam said...

You and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless both of you as you face challenges with Mike's health.

kathy said...

CATHY , am a your new blog and swap friend , but will certainly pray for your husband -- It is hard to be the one wanting to fix the situation , make it better .God is the one who is the Great Physician - and I will lift up your husband in prayers of petition for healing - kathy - ga ♥

Mary Ellen said...

Kathy, My DH and I pray together each morning before we start the day and wanted you to know we prayed for your hubby. God is so able to conquer any burden in our life - our prayer is that he will rest in the bosom of Jesus and receive all the strength from HIm alone.

bee blessed
mary

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Cathy,
I am so sorry to hear about your husband's illness. Both of you will be in my thoughts and in my prayers and I will add his name to the Book of Intentions on Easter Sunday that is taken up to the altar at mass and those people in the book are prayed for by the whole congregation. Of course, the nurse in me is wondering about what is wrong and his treatment but I respect your privacy. I pray that the Dr.'s will know what is the best treatment and he will be well soon.
Hugs,
Debbie

Sweet Pearlie May said...

Dear Cathy
Mike and your sweet self will in my prayers abundantly now. Thank you for reaching out to us and asking. He is the Great Physician and knows where Mike is at. I will be praying for peace and comfort for you too as you stand by Mikes side.
Love & blessings, Peta

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Send well wishes and kind thoughts your way...I hope your husband is well again soon.

CHERI said...

Just wanted you to know I lift you and your sweet husband up in prayer. I can feel your pain through your writing. Know that God is with you and many people are praying.

Janet Bernasconi said...

Dear Sweet Cathy,

If there is one thing I truly believe in is faith and prayer and above all God. I'm so sorry that your hubby is not well. Whatever it is I will be praying for him and for you as well. I know it must be so hard on you and especially when it is someone who is dear to you. Cathy I can assure you that if you speak to God and ask him for help he will hear you. Just say it from your heart. I am reading this wonderful book that has truly changed my life for the better. Cathy I only wish everyone would read it. It's called Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. It sold over a million copies years ago. I found it at the library and it was the best book I could have found. I no longer think negative and believe with all my heart that my life is on the right path because I put my trust in the Lord. If you can Cathy get this book. I promise you won't regret it. And it can help you fix anything that is wrong in your life. I wish you a Happy Easter and you know I am your friend always. Sorry I have not been in touch sooner. With the move and all I have been so busy,but thank God all is well.
Talk to you soon my friend. XXOO

Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

Miss Rhea said...

Have just prayed for both of you. Please let me know if you need anything sweet friend, I am here, K ? Hugs, :) :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I will certainly include both you and hubby in my nightly prayers. May God bless him as only He can. Prayer is powerful always!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

Happy PS!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Pam Kellogg said...

Cathy, you are both in my thoughts.

Hugs!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Ooops! I'm early for Pink Saturday, but wanted to wish you a blessed Easter while I'm here.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Sherry from Alabama said...

Ooops! I'm early for Pink Saturday, but wanted to wish you a blessed Easter while I'm here.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

so pretty and cheerful! I forgot to sign up ahead of time for the pink party, so I'm leaving my pink link and hoping that you'll drop by soon. Have a fun weekend! until later...

http://www.livelaughmakesomething.blogspot.com

Dolly said...

Cathy please find peace in knowing your blogging friends are praying for you and hubby!

YES there is power in prayer...the strongest power there is!

God Bless you both!

Hugz, Dolly