9.29.2011

These Are the Words I Would Say

So many people have been on my heart lately.  I will tell you the truth.  I am a sucky prayer warrior, but I am really trying hard to do it right for these folks (and God decided to help by given me a bit of suffering to offer up...).

It started with my sister's husband's brothers' wife.  She is a wonderful person who just got diagnosed with a brain tumor.  She immediately had surgery and found out it was the worst of the four types. They removed the tumor itself immediately, but there were still lots of feelers. She has three children ages 14 to 22 and lots of folks who love her.  With chemo and radiation they gave her 2 year max.  Heart breaking.

Then there are a several folks on blogs and IRL that are newly pregnant.  For some, its their first pregnancy.  I am rejoicing with these folks but know they are scared.  I pray for the babies' health and strength for the mom and dad.  For some, it is not their first, but they have had issues in the past and are scared.  There is one, in particular, that has had many stillbirths in the second trimester.  She is doing everything she knows to keep her baby healthy.  She is terrified.  They all need our prayers.

There are those still waiting for a child.  Some can rejoice at the pregnancies on the blogs and IRL, but they can't help but wonder "when will it be my turn?" and struggle.  I pray for them as well. 

I know two families IRL that are adopting.  We wrote their referral letters and are hopeful and anxious with them.  I offer prayers for them.

I continue to be grateful for the fact that AJ is sleeping through the night, but I have a heightened awareness and compassion for those IRL and those I know through blogs that have never had a full nights' sleep in much longer than me.  Or those that were getting it and are no longer.  It can be so debilitating to try and function without sleep!

My sister continues to struggle with her own anxiety and depression.  At the moment, she is trying to battle it and get out of bed so it doesn't win.  She is at the very end of her sign language interpreting program and she must attend class to succeed.  The world will be so much better off if she is able to do this.  It is her passion and she was made for it.

My niece is struggling.  She has experienced the death of her father and her grandfather, and her great grandmother in the last year and she is going down a bad path.  It is her freshmen year in college and I pray she makes good choices.  At the moment, it is very scary the choices she is making.

My dh's brother is still very wrapped up in his drug addiction.  He is a sensitive sweet soul that suffered the loss of his dad at a very young age and he chose drugs as therapy.  They were easy to come by in their small town.

A friend of mine lost her mother about a month ago.

Today I found out a coworker's husband has cancer of the lymph nodes.

The list goes on and on.

And so, with these people on my heart, the words to a song playing on my ipod, jumped right out at me.  That is saying something.  Normally we listen to children's music, so it was kind of a fluke it was on but it followed Winnie the Pooh in song title mode, so it is a message that was meant to be heard by me and meant to be shared with you. 

The Words I Would Say  by Sidewalk Prophets

Three in the morning, And I'm still awake, So I picked up a pen and a page, And I started writing, Just what I'd say, If we were face to face, I'd tell you just what you mean to me, I'd tell you these simple truths,


Be strong in the Lord and, Never give up hope, You're going to do great things, I already know, God's got His hand on you so, Don't live life in fear, Forgive and forget, don't forget why you're here, Take your time and pray, These are the words I would say,


Last time we spoke, You said you were hurting, And I felt your pain in my heart, I want to tell you, That I keep on praying, Love will find you where you are, I know cause I've already been there, So please hear these simple truths,


Be strong in the Lord and, Never give up hope, You're going to do great things, I already know, God's got His hand on you so, Don't live life in fear, Forgive and forget, But don't forget why you're here, Take your time and pray, These are the words I would say,


From one simple life to another, I will say, Come find peace in the Father, Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,You're going to do great things, I already know, God's got His hand on you so, Don't live life in fear, Forgive and forget, But don't forget why you're here, Take your time and pray, Thank God for each day, His love will find a way, These are the words I would say

Please join me in offering up your daily sufferings for the people I have mentioned above and feel free to add your own prayer requests in the comment box.  I allow anonymous comments too.  I would like to join my prayers with yours.

8 comments:

allyouwhohope said...

Wow, that's a lot of tragedy and suffering. I just prayed for them all. And great lyrics too.

I also posted a couple prayer requests on my blog tonight, including one for a baby born three months early. He was doing well but some issues have popped up recently and he needs prayers.

Brenda said...

Goodness. that's quite a list. And I feel better to know you are praying for those in the "lack of sleep" club. i'm also in the depression/anxiety club. I have a member card:)

Praying for all your intentions.

Sissy said...

As one of the adoptive couples still waiting, I covet your prayers. Thank you!

Jill said...

Prsyers to all of them and thank you for praying for us. You are such a great friend and I'm right there with you in believing in the power of prayer.

Angela said...

Oh my goodness...prayers for all of them! It seems like life has been really "heavy" lately...

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ALIVEINHOPE said...

J - Thanks for the return call the other day. I'm only sorry I was away from the phone. Hope you don't mind, but I've chosen you for a blog award. Check it out on my blog when you can. : )