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After reading some of the comments on other discussion groups I thought it would be a great idea to have a group dedicated to a prayer chain. This group would be an outlet for those in need of support, love and prayers during difficult times in their lives. This way they can come to one place, and other members will have their names and be able to add them to their prayer list. In these troubling and difficult times that we are all facing I think it is needed.
We recently heard via e-mail from my husband Victor's mom - Yvonne - down in AZ. She informed us that younger brother Alex will be leaving after Thanksgiving for NB. Apparently due to work that isn't happening in his field - electrician - he has to go/live else where. He'll be flying home every other weekend. His wife is recovering from major surgery which will be for about 6 more wks. They also have a son - 13 & 16 yr old daughter. It's an over all SAD situation so asking for prayers. God is all POWERFUL HEALER so holding this up to Him & for strength/encouragement - thanks - BLESSINGS - Mary
I was wondering if you would all pray for our family? Especially my son and daughter in law. We've recently lost a baby boy, my Grandson. My son's son.
He had a heart defect, which we knew and were told it was fixable. But he was taken 6 wks early because he wasn't thriving. But he was so small and his heart was so much worse than they thought.
He lived only one day...just over 28 hrs.
It's been about two months, and it's still so very hard. And my pain can't even compare to what my son & daughter in law are feeling.
So please, if you will, pray for them, for us, for our baby boy. We waited so long for him. They previously miscarried twice.
Your prayers are so greatly appreciated. May God bless you all.
Another friend shared this today here on FB and I'm passingit on to my friends and asking that you pray for these people! Thank you!!
"I received this from my church today. Although I do not know these people personally, they are brothers and sisters. Please pray!!! And send this along to others who will pray.
I have received these two emails from our missionary friends, one yesterday and one this morning. I just wanted to pass it on so that as many people as possible can pray specifically for our brothers and sisters.
Much love and blessings,
A friend just got a text message from her brother asking her to shower him and his parish in prayer. He is part of a mission and ISIS has taken over the town they are in today. He said ISIS is systematically going house to house to all the Christians and asking the children to denounce Jesus. He said so far not one child has. And so far all have consequently been killed. But not the parents. The UN has withdrawn and the missionaries are on their own. They are determined to stick it out for the sake of the families - even if it means their own deaths. He is very afraid, has no idea how to even begin ministering to these families who have seen their children martyred. Yet he says he knows God has called him for some reason to be his voice and hands at this place at this time. Even so, he is begging prayers for his courage to live out his vocation in such dire circumstances. And like the children accept martyrdom if he is called to do so. She asked me to ask everyone we know to please pray for them. These brave parents instilled such a fervent faith in their children that they chose martyrdom. Please surround them in their loss with your prayers for hope and perseverance.
She was able to talk to her brother briefly by phone. She didn't say it but I believe she believes it will be their last conversation. Pray for her too. She said he just kept asking her to help him know what to do and do it. She told him to tell the families we ARE praying for them and they are not alone or forgotten -- no matter what. Her e mail broke my heart. Please keep all in your prayers. Thanks
This came this morning... Just a few minutes ago I received the following text message on my phone from Sean Malone who leads Crisis Relief International (CRI). We then spoke briefly on the phone and I assured him that we would share this urgent prayer need with all of our contacts.
"We lost the city of Queragosh (Qaraqosh). It fell to ISIS and they are beheading children systematically. This is the city we have been smuggling food too. ISIS has pushed back Peshmerga (Kurdish forces) and is within 10 minutes of where our CRI team is working. Thousands more fled into the city of Erbil last night. The UN evacuated it's staff in Erbil. Our team is unmoved and will stay. Prayer cover needed!"
Please pray sincerely for the deliverance of the people of Northern Iraq from the terrible advancement of ISIS and its extreme Islamic goals for mass conversion or death for Christians across this region.
May I plead with you not to ignore this email.
Do not forward it before you have prayed through it. Then send it to as many people as possible. Send it to friends and Christians you may know. Send it to your prayer group. Send it to your pastor and phone him/her to pray on Sunday during the service - making a special time of prayer for this. We need to stand in the gap for our fellow Christians.
I personally do not know the specific people being referenced - but thought as a church we should be aware of this severe and extreme persecution."