Sunday, October 18, 2009

Blessed Sunday

I'm posting this for my friends that are going through some tough times, especially my friend Lidj who is bearing the heavy burden of her fellow countrymen in the Philippines. I read her pain and I know the heavy heart she carries seeing first-hand the havoc and the devastation left behind by the typhoons, floods, and mudslides. I ask you to please add Lidj and all those suffering in much the same way to your prayers.
Also, please remember our friend Linda as she recovers from surgery.

And many bloggers were asking for prayers for their friend Janine who also has undergone surgery, and as she bravely continues her crusade to move forward with each new twist and turn along life's road, I add my prayers to theirs, and I ask anyone reading here to offer a prayer for Janine. God, give her Your strength. God, give her Your peace.

There are so many in need, as I visit blogs I read so many anxious prayer requests. Please remember all those who are in a battle with a disease, each praying for more time, desperately seeking one more year, one more month, one day, one hour more spent with loved ones. And pray for those who stand side by side with them in that battle, fear gripping every fiber of their being at the thought of losing their special someone.
Many people dear to my heart carry burdens that weigh down their own hearts. Please remember all those who are dealing with financial burdens, and those dealing with medical issues and emotional trials, please remember those whose mental anguish has brought them to despair.
And please pray for those who are suffering the loss of those near and dear to them through death.
Let's pray that God's Peace be upon them all.
Please also remember our brave military who are away from their families, and who are putting life, limb, and sanity on the line so that others may live free.

but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~ Isaiah 40:31



  1. I will remember them in my prayers, my friend.
    I feel your tender compassion through this blog...and I count myself blessed to have you as a friend. I know that I can count on you to pray for those in need. Thanks be to God for prayer warriors such as you...
    Much love,

  2. Lovely thoughtful post my friend, prayers always work, I sincerely belive that.
    Have a beautiful Sunday my kind friend, hugs to Mia and Jayden........:-)

  3. Oh, Eileen, I will add these names to my prayer list of those in're right, there are so many, fighting for every heart goes out to each of them. They do need our prayers, because we know we have a living God that heals and cares about each and every battle we face. I pray that He is sitting beside each one, that He is fighting along side our soldiers, that He is standing next the doctor performing surgery...He is in the midst of His people. I am joining you in your prayer, so beautifully presented to God for your friends and loved ones. May all of us continue to pray til we see the miracles we ask for, and one miracle that we can always expect is the peace of God.

    Bless you, Eileen, and your precious family, and may God watch over each of you.


  4. Dear Eileen, You are so very good to me to pray for me even though we have not yet met!!! What a dear sister you are!! I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! And send you love...and of course, introduce myself!!! God bless you for your kindness to me and these others!!! Words cannot fully express my gratitude!!! Have a wonderful Sunday, my new fabulous friend!!! ~Janine XO

    P.S. I hope you will not mind, but I am going to follow you :-) Love to you, J.

  5. Somehow, some way there is a connection to praying for peace and praying for healing for others...a more peaceful world allows for a more healing world.

    Thank you for being prayer conscious, my sweet friend and it is good to see a post from you again!

    blessings and welcome back hugs,


  6. Good morning Eileen...the world, this Village and our own personal communities have countless people in need of prayer and help, for so many different reasons, too numerous to even fathom...Wish it weren't so.


  7. Hi Eileen,
    Today will be a prayerful Sunday for us all! One gigantic prayer circle village! Wishing you the best Eileen! Love Di

  8. Hi Sweet Eileen!! I join my heart with yours in prayer for all of these requests. It is so wonderful to be able to pray with you and so many others! I know it delights God and that He is moving because His people are praying.

    I thank Him for you and your tender heart for prayer. May He also bless you and yours and everything you put your hand to in His name.



    The strength of your shared faith is so humbling. I will pray for all those of whom you write and more.

    Love and prayers

  10. Dear Eileen,
    Thank you for the praying support coming from you and your blogfriends! It strengthens my heart to know that so many care enough to remember to pray and reach out in love. May God reward your faith many times over! I will also be praying for the soldiers, Linda, and Janine.


  11. A sincerely tender and loving post. Praying of all who suffer. Praying that all may experience the joy of healing in whatever form it may take. Cathy

  12. Thank you all so much for your comments, and more, thank you for your prayers.
    And I join you all today in your prayer requests, and I am especially mindful of Marcy's post of Prayers for Peace today.

    We're still away and I'm using Ray's laptop, and I can't get used to his weird little keyboard so I am not commenting much, and there are some blogs I don't have access to for some reason.

    We are on our way out the door again, I will try to read everyone tonight.

    Janine, thank you for your visit and I hope you are doing well. God Be with you.

    Miss you all!
    My best wishes to you all!
    Love to you all!


  13. Hello Eileen...
    I'm glad to see you here...I thought you were taking a break...couldn't stay away? :)
    We've all been sick with colds and such and boy have we been having a time of it with trials and frustrations. I am so glad though..that we are healthy and not suffering the way some of my dear friends are....I try to keep counting my blessings as I pray for everyone daily....
    Love you....Hugs......Jerelene

  14. Hi, Eileen! How are you? I'm out for my midweek visits with my favorite friends, and wanted to see how you are?? And how your friend Lidj is??? You are in my thoughts and prayers!!! Much love to you~Janine XO