Saturday, March 19, 2011

UPDATES and PRAYER REQUESTS



















"When they were sick, I dressed in black; instead of eating, I prayed. My prayers were like lead in my gut, like I'd lost my best friend, my brother. I paced, distraught as a motherless child, hunched and heavyhearted." Psalm 35:13 The Message

"Quiet down before God, be prayerful before him. Don't bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top." Psalm 37:7 The Message

"When my soul is in the dumps, I rehearse everything I know of you, From Jordan depths to Hermon heights, including Mount Mizar. Chaos calls to chaos, to the tune of whitewater rapids. Your breaking surf, your thundering breakers crash and crush me. Then God promises to love me all day, sing songs all through the night! My life is God's prayer." Psalm 42:6 The Message

"God, listen to me shout, bend an ear to my prayer. When I'm far from anywhere, down to my last gasp, I call out, "Guide me up High Rock Mountain!" Psalm 61:1 The Message

I with many of you have been storming the heavens in prayer for friends, family, animals, and my own personal needs. I thank each of you who have joined in prayer with me. GOD is always faithful and hears our prayers. Today, I want to update you and bring other prayer requests to your attention:

MaryGrace: She is home and using a walker. She was able to sit on her screened in porch with family yesterday. She is progressing daily. This is clearly a miracle. I pray GOD will continue to fully heal and restore her body, heart, and soul. I pray HE will use this time to draw MaryGrace and each of her family members and friends closer to our precious LORD and Savior!

Kailly: My great niece was in an automobile accident yesterday afternoon/evening in SC. By all accounts she should be dead. However, GOD is greater than "should be's." Kailly has a broken neck, but is able to move her hands and feet. She has already received numerous miracles in the last 24 hours and we recognize them. Kailly is 18 years old and loves the LORD. I pray HE will use this experience for HIS glory as HE fully heals and restores Kailly's body. Please storm the heavens with me for Kailly. Kailly is the granddaughter of my sister Courtney and her husband, David Smith.

Me: Many of you did not know, but I had an outpatient procedure done yesterday. The procedure went well, however the pain was extreme for about 8 hours after the procedure. Yesterday, was indeed a tough day. I praise GOD for seeing me through and continuing to heal my body. Today, I am sipping on coffee and clinging to my heating pad and Bible while I praise GOD for the ability to sit up and move around. HE has truly given me an appreciation for the small things. I praise GOD for a wonderful husband who never left my side.

"Let me shout God's name with a praising song, Let me tell his greatness in a prayer of thanks." Psalm 69:30 The Message

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,
Andrea

19 comments:

Becky K. said...

Great news about MaryGrace. May she continue to receive healing.

Wow! Kailly is blessed from the sounds of things. I'll pray for a complete recovery for her. It is good to know that she loves the Lord.

Our husbands are truly gifts from God to us. It was so nice to meet you and yours last Summer. I know he would be the kind to care for you.

Becky K.

Sassy Granny ... said...

It is, most assuredly, a season of storming on so many levels! How appropriate when we consider the promises of spring.

My beautiful blooms arise in those seemingly wasted places.

Kathleen

Cherie Hill said...

Sister, praying that you have a speedy recovery and find comfort in the Lord. Praying along side you for the others. . . and thank you for the wonderful Psalms that feed my spirit!
Blessings,
Cherie

Angela said...

I'm praying Andrea for each request that was posted here and also for the ones that you left on your side bar sis...

"Let me shout God's name with a praising song, Let me tell his greatness in a prayer of thanks." Psalm 69:30 The Message....I am praying this over each and everyone one sis.....that they will be able to shout God's Name to the world, praising in song..telling of His greatness that He has displayed in their and your life...(you always shine for Jesus girl..love ya)

~Sandy said...

Praying with you. ((hugs))

Christine said...

The Prayers will continue. Both in praise and requests.

Wanda's Wings said...

Dear Jesus,
Continue to touch the three with your healing hands. I know you can and do heal. Hear our prayers this day. Amen

God bless you sister.

Denise said...

Praying for your quick recovery.... We are such fragile people... but we are a people serving a God that is not fragile!

~ linda said...

God is in the heavens and hears our every need. I am grateful that you are doing better today. I will keep you in prayer for complete healing, Andrea.
And I lift MaryGrace and Kailly to our Healer and Creator for He knows them as no other.

Caring through Christ, ~ linda

Rebecca said...

So many reasons to be thankful. So many reasons to keep praying!

Lisa Buffaloe said...

I'm praising God for His miracles and healing touch and praying for continued healing.

Gentle hugs,
Lisa

Debby@Just Breathe said...

God is definately answering your prayers. Sorry about the pain you had and I am praying for your healing. Wonderful news on MaryGrace and I will continue to keep her in my prayers. Your great niece Kailly is also in my prayers. Thanking God for his protection over her. ((HUGS))

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, So very sorry to hear about your surgery; I'll be praying for you dear friend as well as for your friends.
Hugs to you-please get enough rest.
Noreen

Rita said...

It seems as though there are problems on every hand, but we can hold to THE hand of our Almighty when the storms come. Praying for you and yours and thankful for the one who is doing better. Take care and be better real soon and may your niece do the same with the help of the Lord.

RCUBEs said...

Never forgetting here to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you sister and may you remain strong in His mighty power!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Those are awesome praise reports! I'm so thrilled to read that Kailly's life was spared. I'm praying that God will heal her and continue to keep her uplifted. It's hard being 18 and having to be still.

Hoping that you also recover quickly from your procedure.

Take care!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Praise God that Kailly was given a second chance here on earth with all of you. I will of course pray for her. Just wanted to let you know that mom was also in a horrible car accident and broke her neck in two places and after the halo and rehab she recovered beautifully and she at the time was 75.
Honey I did not know about your procedure and I hope that your not in too much pain and that your going to be okay. Please know I am here all the time if you need to talk...I can send you my phone number
I love you and will always pray for you.
Take care
Maggie

Brown Shoe said...

Thanking and praising God for His healing hand! Linda j.

Beth E. said...

Oh, Andrea, I did not know about your niece, Kailly, or about you! Praying for healing and wholeness for BOTH of you!

Love you...