Keep on praying for all the Lord’s people…

May 12, 2013 | My Jottings

If you have visited my blog regularly, you may have come to recognize some of the names of the friends who comment here. It always makes me happy when a commenter acknowledges another person’s comments or offers encouragement. I’ve seen this happen on other blogs as well, as if a tiny community of people who haven’t met springs up under His name and love.

prayergroupToday I’m going to share a prayer request with you, from my dear friend Kay who lives in Cornwall, in the south of England. She and her husband Alan are sincere believers who live a quiet life, face some serious health problems with cheerfulness and trust in God, and who have recently gone through a very difficult thing. With her permission, here are Kay’s words:

‘I believe that the enemy strikes out at us in various ways. In my experience I’ve found that he tends to spot my weak points and attacks them one-by-one. In the past I’ve been attacked financially, through bullying at work, health issues and loneliness, to name a few.

However the latest attack is related to a tradesman who has taken £865 from us and has not done the work. He has given us EIGHTEEN excuses and has had three phone calls from the police about this matter, and still he continues to dangle us on a string, so to speak.

Because this is basically a civil matter, we could take months pursuing this debt and still end up with nothing in return.

We have lost a large amount of money and although we are not rich, to be totally frank, God has indeed provided us with all we need. So, in a way, it’s not so much the amount of money that hurts, it’s more that I feel that my husband and I have been taken for fools. And I know that is a pride matter which is sin. But, even though I know my error, it feels like my ‘spark’, my joy, has been taken from me. I have suffered depression in the past and right now I can feel it’s trying to overcome me again.

I don’t ask for prayer for the return of the money, I ask for prayer for protection against depression.’

So, dear readers, will you pray for Kay and Alan? I am praying not only for what Kay has requested — that her joy and spark would return, but that this money stolen from them will be repaid.

I invite you to leave a comment to let Kay know you’ll be praying, even if it’s just a word or two. Or maybe God will impress a scripture on your heart to share with her….

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.  Ephesians 6:18

Thank you and God bless you all….

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Comments

  1. Ganeida says:

    Oh. I understand depression. I will pray for the return of joy. And the money too. It is not just a civil matter. It is also a spiritual matter & the devil has no right to meddle in her financial affairs which also are covered by the blood of Jesus. It makes me mad because it hurts us so much when we still have to exist in this world & money is what makes this world go round.

  2. Linda says:

    I am certain Kay is already lifted in her spirit because of your heart of compassion Julie reaching out through “cyber space” for prayers of intercession…..blessing us all with a testimony that Jesus works in mysterious & miraculous ways to bring comfort & hope to His children!
    I know this first hand as we also “met” through your anointed blogs during
    crisis tome in my life. So….dear Kay …I pray Eph 3:14-21 for you today inserting your name & believing God will keep you protected in His loving care:
    “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you “Kay” with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your heart “Kay” through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you “Kay” may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within “you Kay”, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:14-21 NIV)
    To God be the glory! With joy hope & love to you Kay……Linda in New Jersey USA 🙂

  3. Janet says:

    Lord, you have placed a hedge of protection by the Blood of Jesus Christ over Kay and Alan. Your word says that, Every weapon formed against us will not prosper and every tongue that rises up against us in judgement will be bought down. We cast down every imagination and every high thought that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Jesus Christ. Lord, fulfill every purpose that you have for their lives.

  4. Pat says:

    Lord, I pray that in the midst of this battle that Kay and Alan will keep their eyes on You, knowing that as their loving Father, you will keep them safely in the palm of your hand. I also pray that the enemy does not gain a foothold through this, especially in the form of depression. May the joy of the Lord continue to be their strength and may words of encouragement continue to come their way. I also lift up this man involved, that his heart will be convicted and that he will make this right.

  5. Su says:

    I have so enjoyed Kay’s posts on your blog, Julie. One of the best things about the Internet is how it brings us close to sisters and brothers thousands of miles away as if they lived right next door. Kay, 3 years ago my husband and I experienced a situation in our lives so devastating on so many levels that I became so depressed I didn’t think I could continue on. I had never been given to depression before but I believe that God works His compassion through us in mysterious ways so that our hearts can be knit with others who are going through their own painful situations. Today I pray that you, Kay will experience God’s love, protection, joy and confidence that He will be your advocate and no matter what this might look like in the natural realm, you are His constant concern and He will keep you safely in the palm of His hand. Romans 12 says to ” rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those that are weeping” today we might be weeping but I am confident that rejoicing is coming….we will be praying until the breakthrough comes.

  6. Tauni says:

    Lord, I too lift up Kay and Alan to you. Your word tells us that YOU work ALL things together for the good for those of us who love YOU and are called according to YOUR purpose. Lord, Kay and Alan love you and are called according to your purpose. Strengthen them please, give them wisdom and discernment in dealing with this situation. Remind them as often as they need it that YOU have a plan. Remind them as often as they need, the plan is for good and not for disaster, it is to give them a future and a hope. Lord, you tell us if we seek you in earnest, we will find you. I pray that throughout this process in Kay and Alan’s lives right now, YOU will be glorified and honored.

    Kay, be encouraged, God is fighting the battle and even though we do not see, we can believe He will be victorious. I read once, though I cannot remember where, that God did not tell us we would be ahead at half-time, only that we would win the game. I have found this encouraging and it has often enabled me to continue to move forward even when faced with significant uncertainty. It is obvious you are greatly loved ~ and you are not fighting this battle alone. God Bless You for sharing, you are a source of encouragement for many of us.

  7. Kay in Cornwall says:

    Alan and I would like to thank you and Michael and everyone who has left messages on your blog and/or prayed for us regarding our current financial situation.
    We both feel so blessed and humbled by everyone’s love.
    Yesterday morning, after another sleepless night, I felt God calling me to pray for forgiveness. I believed I needed to be forgiven for being so angry and resentful towards the man who took our money. So I started to pray for forgiveness and tears started flowing down my cheeks. I immediately felt God removing all traces of depression from me and a weight was lifted from my shoulders.
    The police are still trying to return our money to us, but praise God, my ‘spark’ had not been extinguished completely and has been fanned into a roaring flame.
    I FEEL GOOD!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Thank you all so very much.
    (Alan was moved to tears by the comments on your blog.)
    xxxxxxxxxx

    We feel so blessed and humbled by all the comments and prayers.

    Sending love and hugs to you all.
    xxoo

  8. Just Julie says:

    I am so grateful and blessed to read these encouraging, prayerful responses for Alan and Kay. The Body of Christ is so beautiful. May God touch everyone who prayed, and I add my thanks and hugs with Kay’s!

  9. Shari C. says:

    I join with you all and send my prayers for Kay and Alan…prayers of thanksgiving said, too, in reading that you are feeling better! Also, prayers asking God to continue to supply your every need and that He will bless you with His abounding love, and care, so that your days ahead will be filled with a hope and joy, deeper than what this world can offer…hugs sent to you across the miles of land and sea. Blessings to you both!
    Take care!
    xo

  10. Just Julie says:

    Another blanket of love and prayer….thank you Shari!

  11. Dorothy Sooter says:

    Such beautiful prayers that are being sent, I went to my Bible to
    find words that would encourage you both. In just two days the loving
    people have lifted you up. Praise God. What I found was in Psalm’s,
    When you set your sights on our God, you focus on one “a cut above”
    any storm life may bring…You find peace. I will be praying for you
    also.

  12. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Dorothy. Kay would love you, and you would love Kay. xo

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