ALS, Spiritual Warfare and Me….
ebmajor7thPrayers: 1Requests: 2
March 31, 2016 at 7:08 pm
Hello DAB family. I have been part of this community for close to 7 years, and a daily listener for the last 3. Like others, I listen to the prayer requests, praying for many…constantly battling distraction, which frequently interferes with desire to pray for all of them. Over the years, I have submitted a few prayer requests. Yet often resisted, mistakenly believing that, as compared to the difficulties others were experiencing, my challenges were not ‘painful enough to ask others to pray for’. Fortunately, as my relationship with Christ became truly personal, interacting frequently with Him throughout my day, nothing I experience is off – limits, or too trivial to ‘bother Him about’. Unfortunately, the issues motivating me to ask for your prayers would never raise any of those concerns. My mother was diagnosed with ALS about 4 months ago. Although 80 years – old, prior to about a year ago, she walked almost 5 miles daily, had been involved with numerous social causes and organizations…and had no major chronic illnesses. Over the last 6 months, she can only walk using a walker, although still involved socially, it is becoming very difficult for others to understand her, she has to depend on family and friends (which she has many of) to go anywhere. I am the oldest of 3 sons….and have been given the opportunity to be her primary care – giver. I moved back home 2 years ago – after a divorce – intending to ‘get back on my feet’ and move into my own place. Well – it took longer to get back on my feet then expected, and as soon as I considered moving, her health started declining. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God’s hand was involved in all this. My mother is not a believer. As my relationship with Christ has grown – I understand that more then anything else, that is my priority. Despite understanding all this, I find myself getting exhausted, lonely and depressed at times. I understand that this is not unusual and have taken steps to get respite,etc. Please pray for my mother, that she allow the Holy Spirit in just long enough to change her heart. Please pray for me, that I have the strength and sense of purpose throughout all of this. That despite feeling so alone sometimes, I am not, and that as I continue to keep Jesus as my priority – the rest will come. I am grateful for all your prayers – I have seen the power that comes from prayer, and could use some of that today – and tomorrow as well……..PaulruvakwayaPrayers: 9Requests: 0
April 1, 2016 at 3:13 am
Merciful and loving Father we pray for Paul, he needs spiritual and physical strength so that he can take care of his mom properly. Bless him with wisdom and knowledge from above, fill him with peace, joy and happiness. Please help him to fill your presence. Bring in his life a good friend who will keep him company in his loneness time. Give him successful life financially and spiritually .
We also pray for his mother who is sick and who does not know you. We believe in the power of prayer, we know that there is nothing impossible with you. In the name of Jesus heal her completely and most of all help her to know you so that she can be saved. Let your will be done in this. HalleluYAH, in Jesus name. Amen.
be strong brother.
His Faithfulebmajor7thPrayers: 1Requests: 2
April 1, 2016 at 2:54 pm
Wow. Speaking for myself, when I ask for prayer….I know that every prayer reaches God….and that the heart of the prayer warrior is more meaningful then the words spoken. But from my perspective….a prayer like the one above, truly touches my heart. I know that I write a lot, probably too much, but there is something cleansing about putting it all out there. This is never more evident then when somebody prayes for me like this. Specifically asking God for all that hurts the most, God Bless you – you have brought me much comfort …. Pauljtylerk9Prayers: 1512Requests: 7
April 4, 2016 at 9:09 am
Your an awesome son Paul. Doing your best caring after your mom. May God continue to give you the strength needed through this season of life. Lifting both you and your mom up in prayers.
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