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Sunday Prayers

Captain's Log, Stardate 02.19.2006

Leave any prayer requests in the comments and I’ll be praying this week. You don’t have to be Christian to leave a prayer request. If you’d rather not advertise to everyone on the blogosphere, just leave an unspoken prayer request or email me.

If you don’t see yourself and you want to, email me or leave a comment. Not to be mean or anything, but if you don't email me or comment to update your prayer request, I'm only going to pray 3 Sundays.

Father, thank you for another Sunday with you.

Please be with Runningfawn and her family. Comfort her and provide for her. Help her to trust you.

Give Christina strength and guidance as she finishes her last few weeks in Japan. Thank you for all you're doing in her and through her.

Help Heather fight the spiritual warfare going on in her life. Help her to resist and stand firm in you.

Father, please protect Pammer from Satan's lies. Help her to see and know your truth. Please help her to finish revising her manuscript so she can send it off to the agent interested in her.

I pray for healing for Squirl's hip. Give the doctors wisdom, and I pray the surgery goes well. Please help them to schedule it soon.

Lord, thank you for Robin's new agent opportunity--I pray it works out. Please be with her and with the agent.

Thank you for the great workshop this weekend. Be with Dineen, Marilyn and MaryLu as they utilize the class to work on their manuscripts. Help Dineen to focus and write under your direction and guidance.

Be with Ronie and help her as she prepares to move. Let everything go smoothly, and I pray the transition will be a good thing.

Help Ron with his writing, family, and work.

Heal Mir from her pain and aches, and give her energy. Please keep her in good health. Help her as she works on her manuscript.

Be with Sharon H. as she writes and does edits--give her energy and strength, help her know how to prioritize, and cover her with your peace.

Help Charise with her job search, and lead and guide her.

Please heal Lori's knee quickly and smoothly, Lord.

Heal Amber and cover her with you power.

Lead and direct Gina H. in her different writing projects. Give wisdom to her new agent and help Gina know what you want her to do.

Give Crystal the affirmation she needs for her writing.

Give Paula strength for the problems that have cropped up. Help her to find her peace in you. Help her to be able to focus and prioritize.

Help Megan with her new job, and motivate her to use her writing time wisely.

I pray for healing for Darlene's friend Val's daughter.

Please help Donna to write the book of your heart.

Help Heather G. to find her identity and self-worth in you alone.

Please heal Malia's knee, and thank you for the relief you've given to her through the chiropractor. Please help all her insurance be worked out smoothly.

Please help Mok do well in her CPF Module class. Give her your peace and strength to do her best. I pray the next lecture goes as smoothly as the first one.

I don't know her well, but please be with Joan G. and her daughter Katie as they mourn. Please comfort them as only you can, and I pray you will provide for them both.

Be with Gail's daughter Brenda. Lord, I pray you help her to respond better to the chemo and not be so ill from the side effects. Please bring her blood count down. I pray the treatments will be successful and that she can finish schooling before funding runs out. Please keep her in your hands, Lord.

Please be with Margaret's friend, diagnosed with bone cancer. Lord, I pray for healing and peace.

Please be with Donna C. as she recovers from her heart stent surgery. Give her energy to combat her tiredness and help the recovery go quickly and smoothly.

I lift RagamuffinDiva up to you with her proposal. Only you know the timing, only you know the impact these stories have on her heart.

Continue to keep your hand over Angie, and thank you for helping her be smoke-free. Please heal Pattie, Lord.

I pray for a smooth delivery for Audra and health to both her and the baby.

Help Lynette as she writes and works on new projects. Give her direction about what you want from her.

Have your hand over LaShaunda's projects as she sends them out.

Be with Tiff at her new job and as she writes and submits. I pray the nibbles she's had will turn out into contracts for her.

Be with Tina's manuscript. Thank you for the request, and I pray the editor likes it.

Be with Mary C. as she waits for the decision on her book. I pray that the board will like it.

Cover Missy with your love and grace. Help her as she decides what she should do in terms of going back to work.

Lead Mariah to you, Lord. Enfold her in your arms and your people.

Continue to provide for Dream and keep your hand over her. Give her discernment and power and peace. Lord, she is your child and you are all she needs. Protect her and comfort her, calm her and strengthen her.

I lift up my friends married to non-believers. Lord, give them grace.

Keep your eyes on your persecuted church, and hear their prayers.

Thank you that my surgery recover has been good so far. Please help it continue so smoothly. Give me discipline in terms of writing, eating and exercise.

Thank you, Lord, for your unfailing love.

Bible in 90 Days: Day 41. I actually missed last night, but I'll be reading tonight.

Writing: I attended a the writing workshop this weekend (see above).

Diet: I did okay for lunch--falafels and some calamari (700?)--not great, but I exerted some self-control and didn't finish my falafel when I started feeling full.

But oh my goodness, I ate like a pig for dinner. We made hashbrowns (to get rid of some old potatoes--but we kept the skin on for fiber) and I used WAY too much oil (by mistake). But BOY DID THAT STUFF TASTE GOOD!!!

I think I finished at 2100, and at least I went walking today. Tomorrow I'm going to PT, so hopefully that'll burn off some calories. Sigh. I have no self-control. I did so good on Saturday night, too!


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