"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Monday, August 28, 2017

A call to prayer...




My heart has been heavy lately, reading messages, comments or emails from beautiful women who are facing trials of many kinds, women who struggle to face each new day in fear of what may come next, women who are weary emotionally, physically and spiritually. 

Battles are never fought alone so today I'm asking all praying readers to join with me in lifting these precious souls before Jesus in heartfelt prayer.

Perhaps you identify with the women I've described and are also in need of heavenly intervention.

Can I ask you to trust that over the next week your needs are being brought before the Cross as myself and others who are reading this blog post join hearts and prayers together across the world in every time zone for you?

You may not be a Christian believer and that's okay. All I ask is that you let us pray for you. That you allow our love for a fellow human being made in the image of God to be comforted, encouraged and lifted in prayer, that the peace of God which surpasses all understanding would fill your heart and mind through Jesus who loves you.

Before I had my first baby I was very shy (still am actually) and didn't like having doctors poking or prodding me, but the experience of giving birth kind of breaks down a lot of that because you are placed in a vulnerable situation and exposed in ways you've not known before. 

If you've never been prayed for or never opened up about your deepest needs and trials then you may feel very exposed and vulnerable by choosing to do so now, but sweet girl, you are precious and though myself and those who will be praying may not personally be able to alleviate your struggles, there is One who can give peace within your soul and loves you more than you can comprehend.

If you have a prayer need please write in the comments below and we will pray.
In fact I will check in twice a day for the next week to pray over any new requests or needs, and I'd ask that others would do so as well.

If you feel you cannot write down what you need then simply say "I need prayer" because the Lord knows exactly what those needs are and we will pray He provides in the way that best suits your circumstances.


Sisters in Christ, will you stand with me in prayer this week?

To God be the glory, great things He has done.

hugs



72 comments:

  1. Thank you for your wonderful posts. I will be praying and also could use prayer as anxiety and illness have caused uncertainty and change in my life.

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  2. I told someone recently that since my mom passed away, I sometimes wonder if anyone else prays for me. I would love to be included and to know that people are praying for me. And I will pray for others. Thank you Jenny.

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  3. Jenny I will join with you in lifting up these precious ladies ... will check back at least once a day for the next week. God bless your beautiful and loving heart for our precious Lord Jesus!

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  4. Please I humbly ask for prayer for I will be having kidney cancer laser surgery on Wednesday...
    Thank you all and I will be praying for you also...

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  5. I will join you in praying.

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  6. What a great privilege to join in and pray. Lyn

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  7. I will pray too, thank you

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  8. Thank you - I need a prayer!
    Thank you so much xxxx

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  9. Yes please Jenny. Life is feeling a strain and difficult at present. Thank you for your kindness

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  10. I will check each day and I will pray. RSmith

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  11. My family and I need prayers and I will pray for others in need as well.

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  12. Am always grateful when people pray for me so I will join you.

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  13. Am sending many prayers and blessings to those in need.

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  14. Thank you so much for this post Jenny.

    You have reached out at a time when I could really do with some prayers. Lately my anxiety is getting out of control.

    I will pray for others also.

    xTania

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  15. I will be joining you in prayer daily for all the readers who have posted requests. For those who have posted requests, your name will be brought to the throne of grace. May you find peace and rest for your souls. God is able, God is good.

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  16. I will pray for those who have commented and even for those who need prayer but have not left a comment.
    i am asking for prayer as well
    thank you
    Pam

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  17. May God bless you Jenny for putting this opportunity in front of us. I will include everyone in my prayers that has a request and for you too. IAN

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  18. Jenny, my husband has dimentia and we could use a few prayers. Being a care giver at times is very hard, you kind of lose yourself. I know life will not get easier but hope I can handle what the future holds. Love your kindness.

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  19. I will be happy to pray with you. I have experienced the power of prayer many times in my life. It is very comforting to know others are taking time out of their day to pray for others.

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  20. Thank you Jenny. I am very fortunate to have a settled life but will be praying along with you for all those in need. xx

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  21. Thank you Jenny, I will be praying for these beautiful women and ask that you
    also pray for me. We all need grace and peace!

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  22. One of my friends lost her first great grandson, he was due in 3 weeks and his heart just stopped beating. She lost one of her own babies and is having a hard time dealing with it. I join you in praying for women of the world as the world is in a terrible mess.

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  23. Jenny, I need prayer for my daughters and myself. We are experiencing such hatred. Please pray for our saftey. Thank you

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  24. Sweet Jenny, This post has come to me at such the right time I find I am so anxious over things in life and I feel very unsettled... I will join everyday with you all in prayers for the wonderful woman of the world... please may I be request a prayer for me to!

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  25. Please pray for my grandchildren, Matt and Katie, who are choosing roads that can only lead to destruction.
    Thank you, Cyndi Shaver

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  26. Please pray for my precious daughter who needs emotional healing especially that she will be willing to seek the help she needs and that she will realize it will take some time to happen but that God is faithful to work in her life. Thank you.
    Linda

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  27. Jenny, you have such a sweet spirit with all your blog posts. I am a Christian. The flesh is weak and the spirit has to battle through it. I say this because I am in PAIN. Pain that causes nausea and vomiting. I have scoliosis from birth and that is affecting my lower lumbar now at 67years. I have tried natural, herbals, massage therapy remedies which only help for maybe a day. I am in need of prayer for God to show me a solution that I am able to live with for the days he has assigned for me to live. MUCH THANKS!

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  28. Thank you for such a lovely post. Prayers going up.....

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  29. Please pray for my 88-year-old mom who is becoming frail and who has lost most of her sight, so much so that she says everything is dark, even during the daylight. She does not want to live like this and wonders aloud why God has not yet taken her.
    Thank you.

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  30. Bless you Jenny you hit the soul needs right on the head!! Needing prayer and depressed about a situation that is very personal Will try to pray for others as well

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  31. Joining you in prayer. Rebecca

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  32. Thank you Jenny for praying! I'm one who's in the midst of hurricane Harvey. So many of us have lost so much! But thankfully most of it can be replaced or fixed. One thing that can't be taken from us is our faith in our good, good God and Savior Jesus Christ. I know He's going to bring a whole lot of good out of this heartbreaking tragedy! I know this because I've seen it many, many times! Goodness is part of His character and He's proven to me He's 100% trustworthy! So instead of becoming overwhelmed with fear, doubt and confusion, He has filled me with supernatural peace that passes all understanding! It's my priveledge to be praying for all you ladies! And I have plenty of time to enter His throne room in our time of need! God bless all of you!
    BTW- my husband and I are high and dry for now. I think we've been spared so far so we can be a blessing to others! Looking forward to seeing how God will use us!!

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  33. please pray for all the devastation from floods in Houston,Texas.

    Also for some health challenges. Thank you and God Bless you and the family.

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  34. Please pray for a friend with heart and pain issues, and my daughter with anxiety and depression. Thanks to you Jenny and all who are praying.

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  35. I would dearly love some prayer this week, my mum passed away suddenly 4 weeks ago and just as they were moving into a retirement villa, we have just settled dad into it, but he is feeling lost without his life partner, also we have had our grandson staying with us because our daughter is in a domestic violence relationship and last week we had to hand him back so he is now going to another school and exposed to things a 6 year shouldnt be seeing, my husband and I are just so weary after a year of huge problems, so prayer would be gratefully received, thank you

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  36. Thank you Jenny Your prayers will help everyone including me. I also use prayer to help in my life.
    God Bless you and Thank you

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  37. Will be joining you in prayer from the UK. there are so many stressed and anxious at the moment. Blessings Sue

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  38. Dear Jenny, thank you for thinking of this. It's a privilege to pray for others, and a service I am happy to give. There are so many people who need strength, shoring up of faith, comfort, and to feel the presence of the Lord. I have prayed for everyone here who asked, and for their specific needs. I don't know who they all are, I absolutely know that God knows. He has said that even the hairs on our head are numbered to him, and so I know he knows every person who has written of the anguish and pain in their lives, and the rest who haven't written, too. I am very blessed in so many ways, and my heart goes out to all those who are struggling with some hard thing right now. I wish I could impart a hug or hold the hand of every one. Thank you so much for sharing this thought with us. I'll be back to check the list every day, too, and pray blessings on you for your kind and loving heart.

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  39. Dearest Jenny......You are a blessing, and you bring blessings to so many - by all you say and do, from your beautiful spirit to your beautiful handwork. Thank you for this call to prayer....I have been so very grateful, uplifted and inspired by your sharing and creativity since I have found your blog. I will absolutely lift all these prayer concerns up to our Lord. It is such a wonderful way to unite, bless, and be blessed by all who share in this little corner of a great big world. Thank you for connecting us all. Thank you for your outreach. Thank you for this opportunity to bless others. Our God is such an awesome God!

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  40. Dear Jenny, Thank you! I look forward to your posts because they are so uplifting to me and your words strengthen me in different ways. I would like prayer for my two lovely daughters who are struggling through some hard times. One with alcohol the other with anxiety. You are such a blessing! I will be praying also.

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  41. Beautiful Jenny. And Miss H as had reduced pain these past few days. Blessed. Karen and Baa. xxx

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  42. Jenny,

    I will be praying with you.

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  43. Thank you for taking us out of our own selfishness to pray for loved ones and people all over the world. There isn't a single one of us who doesn't need prayer. Our God is so goodnight, to
    present so many opportunities to lift up our brokenness and that of the world. Lifting these precious ones up with everyone else. "For where two or more are gathered

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  44. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I with them.
    Matthew 18:20.

    What a privilege!!!

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  45. Thank you Jenny for the privilege to pray with you and all the lovely people here. It is always uplifting to read your messages and to view your beautiful work. I would be honoured if I could be included for prayer, and also prayer for my family. God bless. Margie.

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  46. Jenny Dear, you are such a blessing everyday to me and so many other people. I will definitely be praying for everyone who is asking. I would also ask that my name be included, my Husband is dealing with many painful health issues and he becomes very depressed. Plus, my Father is in Kidney failure and has a great deal of other health issues at the same time. Therefore, my whole family needs the strength of prayer and the guidance and love from the Lord. Thank you everyone!

    He healeth the broken heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Psalms 147:3

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  47. Thank you Jenny. As you know, my husband had a hemorrhagic stroke. He is home, praise God! I believe with all my heart and all of my faith that he will be fully restored! Please pray for strength for my children and I to get through this time...each day is a day closer to his complete restoration.
    I count it a privilege to pray for others who are struggling as well. Taking our eyes off of our problems to encourage others is a blessing indeed.

    Be blessed!

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  48. Please Jenny, pray for my daughter who is sick (she has multiple sclerosis) so that she also will find true love. It's quite difficult these days.
    Thank you so much for all your love you give us each day. It's always such a pleasure to receive your newsletters.
    With my best wishes to you and your beloved ones,
    Christine from France

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  49. God bless you Jenny.Please pray for all due to the devastation of Thyphoon Harvey.The past year has been challenging with my health and many family issues,concerning our elderly parents and siblings.It has been along time for me with my faith and have turned to my christening bible.Each day my mantra is courage strength truthfulness and integrity.A warm thank you to My friends for helping me with psalms to help through this difficult time.

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  50. Thank you for the needed prayers and I will join in sending prayers for us all. Blessings to Jenny for initiating this prayer group.

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  51. Thank you for letting me join this wonderful circle of love and faith. My problems seem very small when I read about the big issues others are facing. I will pray for everyone and would appreciate a small prayer for myself also. The feeling of comfort from gathering together is a blessing.

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  52. Jenny please send a prayer for me. I can't shake the heavy sadness I have felt since my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's two years ago. At that time i became her caregiver. Thank you for your wonderful blog and lovely projects.

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  53. Happy to pray along this week the needs are many and great.

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  54. Jenny I need prayer as well. As you know by now from my Facebook posts. I have stage 4 Metastatic Breast cancer that has metastasized to my left pelvic and hip bone areas. It is inoperable. I am taking oral chemo agents daily, injection monthly of another chemo agent. My treatments are in hopes to keep it from progressing and palliative care basically. I am allays at hospital having scans and tests and doctors appointments. It has not gotten worse in the past year since diagnosed. I pray all the time. My family prays for me as well. I just sent my baby girl off to university. She left a little over a week ago. I take care of my special needs adult son. Please all add me to your prayer lists. My family needs me. My mother needs me as she is 70 and I drive her to her appointments and stuff. My husband needs me to care for everything so he can work his 2 jobs to provide for us and pay all of our bills. My son will need me forever. And being selfish I want to be here to see my daughter graduate university and to see her married and one day with children of her own. I am in South Carolina, USA

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  55. I'm joining with these ladies in praying for all the needs mentioned. I will pray daily as well with and for all of you. God has blessed me in so many ways and I praise him daily. Ladies, I desire you prayers for my husband who battles depression and alcoholism. I have allowed bitterness into my heart for this terrible disease touches every aspect of a persons life and our marriage of 37 yrs. So that means I need prayer to be the wife God intends me to be. May God strengthen each of us and give us his peace while going through these times of turmoil. He will never leave nor forsake us.

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  56. I would appreciate prayers for my family and for me...thank you!

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  57. What a blessing of outpoured love I'm reading here. I will pray for those represented in these comments. Please pray for my mom who at 87 is facing a mastectomy on Thursday. God has been very gracious to her and she feels peace about it, but my sister and I are struggling. We need a touch of peace. Thank you.

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  58. You have such a sweet heart, Jenny. It is a privilege to join with you in prayer for all the requests posted here.

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  59. I thank God that I found your site.
    I will add you all to my prayers, although I am still going through the grieving process for the loss of my dear sweet Mum, 18 months ago. I still have compassion for others worse off than myself.

    Thank you and God bless

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  60. Have been praying with you all since Monday. Georgette will continue to pray for you after. I have been there with my Mum, you feel sad because Alzheimers is a very sad disease to watch. Will pray that you will be able to trust your Mum to our God who loves her as it progresses. Thanks Jenny for your call to prayer.

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  61. Praying without ceasing. Bless you, Jenny! And please pray for me.

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  62. Will join you Jenny prayers and a candle too. God bless x

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  63. I will join with all my sisters in Christ to pray for the needs expressed here and the ones that are silent cries. Jenny you have a sweet spirit, may God bless you and keep you close

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  64. I join with you in prayer for these our Sisters.

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  65. Jenny, I love your blog & Instagram posts. You are a talented lady & I appreciate your pretty items you make. I also celebrate with you being a strong woman of faith. I recently lost my husband & it is hard to adjust to his not being here. He told me he loved me thousands of times in the last year but it would be so nice to hear it again today when I am feeling sorry for myself. I also found in the past week that I have heart issues, A- Fib, so prayers would be helpful. I send you sunny days as you head into spring, days to enjoy your creative talents!

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  66. Thank you all. Your prayers have brought love, comfort and peace to many.

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  67. Will pray that you will be able to trust your Mum to our God who loves her as it progresses. Thanks Jenny for your call to prayer.


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  68. Thank you for sharing your love of the Lord, keeping a beautiful uplifting website and freely giving designs and tips. I felt so joyful when I found your store on Craftsy and I am now filled with joy as I plan to make a wall hanging with the stitcheries.
    I have only recently stated to learn patchwork; appliqué and machine embroidery. I have always worked by hand and in my spare time I have passed on the skills and thrifty way of managing a home to firstly my daughters in law, and now thanks to our Lord God my grand daughters.
    The 10 year old and the 7 year old spend whole days with me in our craft room and I learn as much from them as they learn from me. But Zianna who is 10 said to me as we sat side by side how wonderful it was to sit down together all three of us working on a piece of craft and she said "it's like meditation, I can talk God and sit quietly and listen for Him".
    She was so right because we sit together plan our crafts for the day and then sit together sometimes not talking for a long time but resting in the Lord.
    I apologise for waffling I just wanted to explain why I am so grateful for your patterns and your website etc. I am 58, married for 40 years in October and I have stopped having surgeries and chemo and now I am content and feel a weight lifted. I also have MS so I find it difficult to walk and I have other problems. But they are so insignificant when I read your words, and incorporate your stitcheries in to my work. If you do have a prayer circle I would be grateful and I in return will pray for those who need uplifting and help. I apologise for any mistakes I have also lost the sight in my left eye.
    Thank you, my prayers will be said for your readers and I am so pleased to have found your website.
    May you rest peacefully in the Lord x

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    1. What a testimony your precious granddaughters will have through their lives because of you. xxx

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