Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Please Pray

I get SO many prayer requests every day and I have been trying to put them all on the Prayer Blog. Please understand that I'm weeks behind and working through as fast as I can. It seems sometimes I answer 30 e-mails one night and then get 40 more so it's like a hill I can't seem to climb.

Also understand that every request you send me is EQUALLY important. I put them all on the prayer blog and pray for each one. I have been sent 3 just today/yesterday and another that is a little older that I'm going to put right here. These are not more important than any others but these 4 families have been hit doubly hard and they are on my heart to have you pray for them.

It also gives a little perspective that you may think you have something rough going on - but maybe it's not so bad after all.

  • Lindsey Huskey and her husband. Last year they lost a baby boy around 21-22 weeks. She is pregnant again with a little girl. They have been told the baby's brain is not developing and may live to term but won't live long after birth. I can't imagine how this couple must feel right now but they need your prayers.
  • Dianne Whiteman - lost her 5 year old daughter 4 months ago to a heart condition and her husband has an MRI on Thursday to rule out a brain tumor. Please pray there is NO cancer.
  • The Maxey family - they had a little girl 5 years ago who lived a little over a year and died from a brain tumor. They had another little girl in October and she now has a serious brain tumor also. They also have a little boy. I wept over their blog last night. Please pray for this young couple.
  • The Ramer family - due to a terrible accident - they had boy and girl twins who both drowned at the end of July. Can you imagine losing your 2 year old children - two at once? They are due with a baby girl in December. Please pray comfort over them.
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
Romans 5:3-5

57 comments:

Donna said...

Kelly, I don't know how you handle all this heart break. God has chosen you for this special ministry. And it is a ministry. You open you heart to so many in need. God has chosen well.Hope sharing all this with your bloggers is helping to ease your heart.
Keeping you in my heart in Ga.
Donna

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

praying!

Another prayer request: a friend I went to high school with just had her baby born 15 weeks early. He is given a 50% survival rate. She is my age and also has two other young boys at home. She is so strong. She doesn't know the Lord.

Lianna Knight said...

Praying for all these families...you are so right, hearing of other's pain does put everything into perspective for me.

Our God is a faithful God and He hears all our petitions.

RyderMakes3 said...

I will lift up prayers for these families and then head over to the Prayer blog to pray for those, as well. ~Katie

Kelly Denise said...

my prayers are with these families

Kelly said...

Wow! The tragedies these families are facing is so hard to fathom. Thanks for sharing these and reminding us to pray for all that have requested prayer. I know from my own experience that praying in masses really does work.

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Joyce said...

my prayers too are with these families

Nancy said...

Praying for these families. I am amazed at how the Lord is using your blog to change people.
Thank you for doing HIS amazing work, Kelly!

The Foster Home said...

I am so glad that you are putting out all the prayer requests for the blog world to know about and pray for. The Maxeys are friends of mine and I will NEVER forget going to Maddy's funeral and just pray hard enough for Annette. Thank you so much. I pray for the others going through such trials.

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Erin said...

Will be praying for these families! Thank you for all you do :)

Brandi said...

Kelly, I don't know how you do it either. You are a special person. I will praying for these families.

Jess said...

Kelly I have another request if you don't mind. A family on another blog I read gave birth to GGB triplets 2 months ago. A few days ago they unexpectedly lost their precious beautiful baby girl, Annaleigh. Their blog address is http://threecheersforbabies.blogspot.com/

Melissa Miller said...

Kelly you are a wonderful person to share this on your blog. I will pray for all the families.

~Blessings to you, ~Melissa

SARA said...

these requests really do put your life and hardships in perspective...can I share the prayer requests with others?

Shayna Mills said...

I don't even know where to start in my prayers for lifting these families as well as the others on the blog but God is the searcher of hearts and He knows what I pray for even when I do not. I'm overwhelmed with grief for these people I do not even know but also filled with thankfulness for someone like you spreading the word and power of prayer.

Aura said...

These stories are so sad. It must take so much strength and courage to carry all these burdens. I'm sure they all appreciate what you do for them, so much.

Buttercup said...

My heart and prayers are with these families and all that have been mentioned in the comments.

Summer said...

Kelly,
I really don't know how you do it. You are an inspiration to many and a true daughter of the lord. I will be praying for these families! Thanks for sharing, you are a wonderful person :0)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Will pray!

Karen said...

These families are certainly in my prayers Kelly. Thank you for letting us know of their situation, you are so sweet to pray for so many people in need. It really put things into perspective.

Karen

OK Fab Five said...

Thank you posting the prayer for the Maxey family. I have known them for 9 years and will never forget the death of Madeline 5 years ago and all of our hearts break as they once again go through this with Annette. This family will never fully comprehend how much they are loved and how many prayers are being lifted up to heaven for them. You getting out their name and story is just another way for many more prayers to be lifted and I really appreciate that.

Praying for everyone during their times of need and sorrow.

Emily said...

Kelly you are doing a GREAT job! The Lord is faithful and he will make sure every need is met. Nothing is impossible for our God!

Mandi said...

I just prayed through these requests...what heavy burdens these families carry. Kelly, God has entrusted you with such an incredible ministry! It must be hard to hear of so much heartache. Praying God will fill you with joy and peace.

Lori said...

oh how my heart aches for these families. Yes, indeed when we think we're having a rough day or week, then read about these families our troubles don't seem quite so bad. My prayers are with all these families.

Melissa from the Blue House said...

God bless you for being the one to read all of these requests and lift them up to the Father.....I don't think I could handle it! I don't know about you but seeing all this suffering and heartbreak makes me LONG for Heaven!!

Melissa @ www.fordsbigbluehouse.blogspot.com

harmonysong said...

I have tears streaming just reading your brief description. Oh how my heart aches for these families. Thank you for posting so we can pray for them!

Roach Family said...

Thank you for posting these and having your prayer blog. My heart is heavy when I read them but I know through our prayers God will help them make it through these extremely difficult times.

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

Thank you Kelly for sharing these prayer request! You are doing so well with these request and getting them out to us!

We appreciate you! Thank you for what you do!

Katie

Autumn said...

Wow, it really makes you thankful for the simple things in your life. Praying for all of these families. Thanks Kelly for taking the time to put together your prayer blog. I know it helps lots of families!

Kait said...

Kelly,

Thank you so much for linking to the Maxey family (and all the other people in need of prayers as well). Their story is so heartbreaking and they are so, so, so in need of love and prayers.

Nitzia said...

Hi Kelly, it's always nice to read your blog... i can not imagine how overwhealmed you feel with all the request you get day to day. maybe you already thought about this but i was wondering that maybe you need to gather a team of ladies that are close to you and you see on regular basis and trust deeply as prayer warriors to help you keep up with the prayer blog, etc... you know you can always add more than one "authors" to the blog, with the amazing large audinece you have, it has been great to see this prayer ministry you started for women grow but you can't do this alone... it will get bigger and bigger and make you feel like if it's getting out of control for you. Maybe you could get to talk to someone from the Living Proof Ministries to advice you on that and see how they could help you out! sorry to be so long! i just thought i would suggest this just in case you haven't thought about it. take care, nitzia

Mrs. Williams said...

I will say a special prayer for these families.

Andy and Wendy Ingram said...

Praying tonight for these families and the pain and grief they are going through! I really cannot imagine how heart-breaking it would be to lose a child, let alone to lose 2 children. Thanks for your heart and ministry of prayer!

Also, I will be praying for Harper on the day of her surgery. I think I mentioned once that my Hannah had the same surgery that Harper will have, because she had an extra toe and had it removed at the same age as baby Harper. Both my husband Andy and I cried, but had complete peace, when they took her back and put her under, but God was very faithful!

Jess said...

Thanks for this today, Kelly. I read your blog daily, but rarely comment. However, I just wanted to say thank you for the verse at the end of your blog today, it was just what I needed to be reminded of this week. Feels like I am being hit from every direction these days and that was a perfect reminder.

Blessed Beyond said...

I want to tell you, I think you are really awesome! You are one of the biggest and greatest hearts! I don't know how you do all you do! But you are special! A real blessing!

I have prayed for these people and over at the prayer blog! Thank you for posting the prayer needs of so many!

Hugs and Blessings,

lisa king said...

I found your blog through another blog. As I sit and read these precious prayer requests, tears are streaming down my face. There are so many out there in so much need of prayer and of our Lord's healing touch. I am praying with you & for you, too.

Jacquie said...

As I read these requests I prayed specifically for each one. Oh, this post makes my heart so heavy!

Lynn said...

Kelly, when you do something like this...provide a place for prayer requests, you're going to get overwhelmed. I started checking on one caringbrige page and now literally have hundreds that I check on and could have added hundreds more! There's just a never ending source of suffering in this life. The best you can do is lift these requests up to the Lord and then leave them there!
Continuing to lift up prayers!

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Aunt Rhody said...

Father,
Pour your comforting oil of the Holy Spirit over your grieving children. Your word says that you give them hope and a future! Let them cling to that and settle for nothing less. Thank you for filling every empty place with your Love. In Jesus' name.

Stacy said...

Speechless.
I will pray!

Renee said...

My prayers are with these families!!!!Thank you for posting the prayer needs of so many!!!!
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Shari said...

I appreciate you Kelly. I look at your prayer blog and pray, pray, pray for each one there. The Lord sees your heart and how sincere you are. Thank you for the lessons you have taught me with just this very blog. I know it's the Lord in you. Have a blessed day!

Claire said...

Kelly, you are such a blessing. I'm lifting all of these families in prayer.

Cxx

Melanie said...

Just prayed.

Rachel H. said...

These are such tough things, but I am praying, and I appreciate you putting them out there for all of us to see and to read and pray over. Thanks KellY!

ABL mom of 3 said...

Kelly, thank you for sharing the requests. I join you in praying.

Kelly

Amanda said...

Kelly,
Thank you for all you do. I'm sure that your working hard to help others feel supported in their need - remember that God's timing is perfect. You're doing a great job and the prayer requests will get posted when they need to be!
Thanks again.
Amanda

Melissa's Thoughts said...

Thank you Kelly for posting the needs of others so that we can storm the throne of grace.

Sunny said...

As one whom you have posted my prayer request, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing the prayer blog. These families now have so much more power behind them thru the Heavenly Father as a result of that blog. May you be blessed many times over for your heart towards others. We should never underestimate the power in prayer!

Stefanie said...

I've never posted before, but I just had to once I saw Romans 5:3-5 on here. That is one of my favorites and it means so much to me. Last year I found out I was pregnant and had a very difficult pregnancy only to miscarry. These verses kept me going. It especially helped when I got pregnant again and had another difficult time in the beginning. I'm happy to say that I have a 3 year old boy AND a 5 month old boy.

kellykelley224 said...

Thank you so much for adding the Ramers for all the prayer warriors. I don't know them personally but my husband is a flight medic and flew one of the twins to Birmingham and this tragedy has affected him more than most things he's seen. Please keep those prayers going up- I can not imagine how difficult this is for them. Thank you so much!

Ambs said...

I left you a little something on my blog :o)

Michelle said...

Hi Kelly. I received this from a friend. I don't know the family personally, but thought you could add them to your prayer list. This family needs lots of prayers and support! Thanks for you all you do! http://www.lex18.com/player/?video_id=1356&zone_id=56&categories=56

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Kelly,
Thank you so much for posting the link to the Ramer family blog. We know several friends that know them, so we were asked to pray as soon as it happened.
I've been wondering about them, so I'm glad to have a way to keep up.
SO heartbreaking.... :(

Cascia said...

Please visit the Prayer Chain Across the Blogosphere and add your prayer intentions.

http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2009/08/prayer-chain-across-blogosphere-week-29.html