Apr 29, 2012

Prayers and Praises for the week of 4/30-5/4....

Please put your prayers and praises here this week. We are honored to receive them and lift them to the Father daily.


thank you for the picture, Rebekah Vepraskas!

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." Colossians 4:2

44 comments:

Rebekah Hudgins Vepraskas said...

Our friend's mother, Sandy, had a terrible fall (inside Walmart) and is in ICU on a ventilator, fighting for her life at Emory. Please pray that she is fully restored to the young, sweet, vibrant grandmother that she is.

Please pray for our cousin, John Siggers, who is leaving for Afghanistan and will serve in the bomb dog division of the Marines. We are also praying for the protection and safety of his bomb dog, Rico. Lord, be with them both and may You be known by them.

Thank you so much!
Rebekah

conny said...

My mother inlaw is having a knee surgery this wednesday please pray her she have hight blood pressure also problems with her heart and emotional she really upset about her son and myself divorce...
also pray for my niece she is 13 and is sick anorexia my sister and my brother inlaw are doing everything in there hands to helper pray for God heal her ....i need prayer for my mother she and my daddy are here visting from Peru and having really hard time with what happend with my marriage .....and last chloe and I are staring a divorce supoort group therapy tomorrow pray for us....much love Conny

Rebekah Hudgins Vepraskas said...

Conny,

God bless your mother in law and I pray God keeps her stable and healthy and protected in His hands during her knee surgery. I pray that she is fully restored and helped tremendously by having surgery on her knee.

Anorexia in such a serious disease. I know your sister and brother in law must be so concerned. I pray that the Lord touches your niece and heals her. I pray God gives her an inner peace when she looks at her body and that she will have a healthy concept of food and nutrition and will reject ideas of calorie counting and poor body image. Touch her thoughts Lord, may they only be ordained by You and may she not be tormented by self loathing thoughts, Lord. Give her parents direction and peace as they help her each day.

I pray that You, Lord Jesus, shelter Conny and her family as they grieve and try to understand this devastating turn in her marriage, Lord. May You be Glorified, Lord, even and especially in things we can't understand. May we constantly give these problems back to You and trust you in these low, valley circumstances we face.

Thank you that Conny and Chloe are starting a support group. We praise you in advance for the godly women that Conny and Chloe will meet. Please put the people in their path that You would have them know, God, friends who can encourage them both and speak life to their situation. We thank you that you are working in this valley, we trust You with Conny's life, Lord. Be Glorified, in the Holy name of Jesus, Amen.

Pepper Helms said...

Dear Jesus, I pray in Your precious name who holds us close in times of despair and dissillusionment, that You would would come near to Conny and be her security and her protector. I pray that you will be with her mother in law as she has surgery and with her parents as they visit from Peru. Divorce affects the whole family and I pray for both sets of parents as see their children and grandchild hurting so much from this, that You will provide them with an extra measure of your grace. I pray, Lord, if it be possible and in Your will, that You would restore this marriage and family.
I pray also, Lord, for her niece is who sick with anorexia. I pray you will release her from the evil thoughts that deceive her mind into thinking her body does not look as it should. We pray victory over this as You restore her physcially, mentally and spiritually. Enable her to receive the help she needs and to provide the necessary funds for it.
Lord, this entire family needs You. Thank you that you have promised us that You are always there and Your love superecedes our pain. May all the things that are overwhelming this family allow to be testimony for Your strength as Conny cannot possibly endure without Your righteous right hand. In Jesus name may it be so.

Anonymous said...

Please pray for the Wilkins family here in Madison. There 9th grade son, Jake, was killed after falling out of a moving vehicle yesterday ! Heartbroken!!!
Kim J

Lisa said...

Oh dear sweet Father. I don't even know what to say...

So I will speak here what I do know.

You are omniscient.
You are powerful.
You are love.
You are hope.
You are peace.
You are holy.
You are perfect.
You are mighty.
You are good.

We acknowledge You today. May this family see You...through the darkness. Amen.

Lisa said...

Conny I will pray for you this week. Remember HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU!!!! Jesus wrap your oh so comforting arms around Conny.

Rest there friend.

Lisa said...

Praying for Sandy, her family as well as your cousin John...in Jesus' name.

Rebekah Hudgins Vepraskas said...

Agreeing with Lisa, in Jesus name, for the Wilkins family. Lord, reveal all that you are to this family through this tragedy. May you be Glorified and lift this family up, walk with them, Lord, in the way only You can.
Amen.

Mary Hudgins Balicki said...

Agreeing with Lisa and Rebekah.

Hold the Wilkins family in your firm grip, Father. Carry them even now. They need you like never before. In Jesus Name.

Anonymous said...

Agreeing with you and Lisa! Rebekah, praying that Sandy will be restored! May she have excellent care at Emory by the best doctors and nurses. May our Heavenly Father restore her to even better than she was before the fall in Jesus Name. May Jehovah Rapha be her healer.

Praying John and Rico will remain under the shadow of His wings in Afghanistan. Asking the Lord for a hedge of protection for them both and the many others fighting for our country. May John and Rico both be successful in their work in Jesus Name. Love, Sarah

Anonymous said...

Agreeing with Lisa and Pepper. Father, please be with Conny's mother-in-law through her surgery. Bring her healing father in her knee, her blood pressure, her heart, and her emotions. Touch each area of her life with your healing touch and power. Grant her peace in the areas she needs it Lord. Carry her through this time, and Conny also. Believing for your will to be done in this marriage and their family as Pepper said. Be with Chloe and Conny as they begin the support group. Let it speak wisdom and healing into their lives. Help Conny's parents also as they go through this time. Speak to each and every one of them.
Asking that You touch and heal her niece in Jesus Name, setting her free from anorexia. Let her eyes and heart see that she was fearfully and wonderfully made by You Father (Psalm 139:14). Grant her parents the strength, wisdom, and knowledge they need to help her at this time. In Jesus Name, Amen! Love, Sarah

Anonymous said...

Agreeing with you Rebekah! In Jesus Name, let His will be done! Love, Sarah

Anonymous said...

Agreeing with each of you! Let Your love flow Father. Let Your peace fall on areas of confusion at this time. Let Your presence fall heavily on their family. Asking that You hold them and carry them. Please hover over them, carefully tending to each tear, each pain, each hurt, each sadness, and each brokenness. Move and work as only You can. Thank you for being our Almighty God, and thank you for moving on behalf of this family. Please be with them in the days to come. In Jesus Name, Amen. Love, Sarah

Mary Hudgins Balicki said...

In agreement with you, Sarah - with everything you said.
Please Father meet these needs, in Jesus name.

Women Who Pray said...

In agreement with you shinegirls...we pray a rapid...quick and complete recovery for Sandy, LORD! Thanking You in advance...standing in the gap...for this precious grandmother...caregiver to her grandchildren...needed much by all family! We know how important grandparents are to children...You showed us with Lois, LORD!! You say much about Your elders, LORD! We thank You that her wisdom...her knowledge ...her stories LORD...her relationship with You, LORD...all to be shared with her children's children...all to be passed down like You told us to do. We cry out, Father, in the Name of Jesus' the Name that is above all other names. ..brain damage must bow to the name of Jesus...hematoma and any brusing must bow...we say no to blood clots! We say no to headaches and pain. We declare that only the pain needed to alert of any attack be there...that the only fever be that to alert this medical team. We speak wisdom from the Almighty into the hearts and minds of all the team working with and on her behalf. We declare no seizures...no reactions to medicines...no alleries. We praise You, LORD, for her immune system intact and her white cells fighting, and her red ones and platelets all doing their thing...we declare balance. Thank You for healing Sandy from the inside out...we say rise and be healed, Sandy, in the Name of Jesus. Thank You, LORD, for a quick work. Sandy must be about her Father's business...caring for the grands...and soon. Woo Hoo!!!!! In the precious Name of Jesus...for Your sake...and Your Glory!!! For the sake of the shinegirls praying in agreement here on this page...in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen. So Be It!!

LORD, I also agree for our John. I agree for this hedge of protection around him and his precious dog...and for all those that will be with him. You tell us LORD that You place us by neighbors for their safety. We thank You that as John goes...wherever and whenever...by night or by day...that this shield of protection will protect him and all those with him...we see it, LORD!!! We see You shielding him even as we ask! LORD, You recently met me here...in my home...Jehovah Shammah...as I prostrated myself before You. I didn't see You with my eyes of flesh...but Your presence filled my office...and You said and named many, many things that were for my Mama's sake! I can't remember them all...but Holy Spirit You remember...and since You brought it up as I'm praying just now...I declare for my Mama's sake...for John's and Mary's and Bekas's Baba's sake...You do hear and are answering even now...You are protecting and will protect John ...though a thousand fall by his side...and 10,000 at his right hand...it shall not come nigh him...for You give Your angels charge over him to keep him in all his ways...Glory LORD!! tears aflowing...In Jesus' Name...Amen and Amen!!! SO BE IT!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!! Halllleeeelllluuuujjjjaaaahhhhh!!!! Dancing and shouting and clapping and stomping!!!! Amen and Amen!!!!

Women Who Pray said...

Amen...LORD God Almighty!!! Amen and Amen!!! In agreement with all that has been prayed...we thank You for total restoration of health to Conny's mother in-law...the knee, the heart, and the emotions. We rebuke the lie that places guilt on parents when our children divorce...the tormenting spirits that haunt us saying what could you have done differently. LORD, if there is any wrong done any where...we thank You for Your Grace...Your unmerited favor on all concerned. Parents' In-law love our sons and daughters in-law as our own if we are allowed long enough...if we are walking in the WORD...so the breach...the tear...the loss of that loved on...that daughter or son in-law is like a death. There's much grief. Father, so many tell us to grieve as lon as we need to...but grief is torment and can kill...many that have lost spouses...especially elderly...have lost the will to live...so we cast out this grief and torment over this marriage that is upsetting these precious parents...in Jesus' Name!!! We ask for a miracle with Conny and her husband. We would love that they would be together...but most of all LORD we want You will in both of their lives. We ask You, Jesus, not only to meet Conny where she is and we thank You for the ones You've sent to be of help to Conny and Chloe. Just as I was sent to the public school...and Beka is sent to minister life where she is...LORD, You have gone ahead of Conny...and we pray she will receive only what is coming from You through Your servant...and the same for Chloe. I thank You LORD for each prayer prayed for this family and for all the needs on this page. Strengthen and fill to overflowing each of them with Your presence and power...to keep on praying and we thank You for more prayer warriors in the field LORD as You've told us to pray. In Jesus' Name...Amen and Amen. Thank You for the peace I am aware of now over this family...the peace that passes all understanding that only You, LORD, the Prince of Peace can give.

Women Who Pray said...

LORD, I also speak His peace to the niece with anorexia. We know, LORD, it is an eating disorder, and we know that diorder is a spirit. You give us the keys to the Kingdom, LORD, and whatever we bind on earth is bound in Heaven, and whatever we loose on earth is loosed in Heaven. We bind disorder in Jesus' Name, and we loose order into the girl's life and the life of this family. Along with disorder, there's depression, despair, destruction...all tentacles of the spirit of death. We are as the women called by Jeremiah...the mourning and clever women...who have been called because death has come to the door for the children. In Jesus' Name, arm in arm and surrounding this family, we shut the doors that have been opened, in the authority of Jesus' Name! Whatever doors He shuts can't be opened. We also shut all the windows, in Jesus' Name. We speak the doors of freedom from this addiction open in Jesus' Name. The addiction is to starvation...she practices starvation through anorexia...it is a controlling spirit...and makes her feel in control. Therefore, we command the spirit to loose her in Jesus' Name. We say NO to anorexia!!! We say Yes to eating healthy! We say NO to death and destruction...to depression and despair! We speak life and life abundantly to every cell in her body, in Jesus' Name. We thank You, LORD, that she will feel hunger and will eat for nourishment. We thank You that she will beginning today feel the freedom to eat and not be ashamed or tormented by guilt. All that are not of God must leave this girl alone, in the Mighty Name of Jesus!!! If she's reading or playing games...any fantasizing...any enticing and seducing pictures to be extremely thing...we thank You, LORD, that her parents who love her more than anything in the world will remove them from her sight. WE thank You, LORD, for praise music...as praise and worship is the prayer that changes every thing!! May this home be filled at all times with Your WORD sung throughout the home and in the car. In Jesus' Name...Praise is warfare...we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against powers and principalities that want our children. We say NO!!!!! in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen

Women Who Pray said...

Father, I agree in Jesus' Name, for that Peace that passes all understanding...that that comfort that only You, Holy Spirit can give...to just surround them. May Your Kingdom come...May Your Will be done in this family and this circumstance at this time. We are broken-hearted for them...O precious LORD, we than You that You love them and care more about them all than we do. In Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

Rebekah Hudgins Vepraskas said...

Wow, Aunt Teddi, thank you! I am in total agreement, AMEN!!!

Jill Hill said...

agreeing with Kim, Lisa, Sarah, Aunt Teddi, and Mary. this story breaks my heart!! i cannot even imagine.

Oh, but Lord, we know You are carrying this family! we just KNOW you are! continue soothing their wounds with your healing balm, Father. let them feel Your presence, Lord.

In Jesus name.

Jill Hill said...

I have a friend who is having some health problems. Please lift her up to the Lord. She thought it was hormonal, but now they are thinking it may be Lyme disease. She is worried, but trusting the Lord.

Please pray for her healing. Thank you!

Jill Hill said...

conny--i am agreeing with sarah, lisa, and pepper! may the Lord hear our prayers and bring restoration and healing in ALL areas of your precious life!

cling to Him, sweet friend. He wants to carry you through it all. let Him.

love you so.

Anonymous said...

Agreeing with you Jill! Sarah

Anonymous said...

Jill, praying our Heavenly Father would bless her faith in trusting the Lord and see her through this unsure time in her life. May He give her a sound mind. Praying that healing would be in order for her body. May He touch and heal any areas that need His healing touch and healing power. Father, please watch over Jill's friend, bringing her the best of the best when it comes to wise doctors and nurses, protecting her and anyone involved in supporting her, and let her eyes remain fixed on You Father. For You are the master physician whom we place our hope and trust. In Jesus Name, Amen! Believing with you for her complete healing, Sarah

Anonymous said...

Please continue praying for our fellow SHINE girl, Angela Lawson. She is undergoing treatment for cancer and she just had her first round of chemo a couple of weeks ago.

Lift her up to the Father and pray for complete healing for our friend! Also that she have very few side affects of the treatment.

Thank you so much!!

Rebekah Hudgins Vepraskas said...

agreeing with Sarah and binding Lyme disease and any other illness from your friend, Jill. I pray that God protects her health and restores her body-- so that she is feeling better than she has ever felt before.
Psalms 91:1-2
'Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge(C) and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”'

Anonymous said...

Testing, can't get my prayer request submitted, keeps coming back with nothing.

Anonymous said...

I will try again please pray for my good friend as her husband wants a divorce after 40 plus years. He has been verbally threatening and abusing. She wants only for God's will to be done.

Women Who Pray said...

Agreeing with you girls and binding Lyme disease and any other illness attacking Jill's friend, in Jesus' Name. We thank You, LORD, for healing her from the top of her head to the tips of her toes...from the inside out...in Jesus' Name. We declare no plague shall come nigh her dwelling...in Jesus' Name. We say not tothe Lyme disease in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

Women Who Pray said...

Father, we say NO to cancer in Jesus' Name! We say cancer you must bow to the Name of Jesus! We curse you to the root and command that you bear no more fruit...that you don't drop any seed in Jesus' Name. We thank You, LORD, for the Keys to the Kingdom...we thank You that we have the authority to bind and to loose. We bind cancer and we loose good cells over bad cells...we bind death and we loose life...in Jesus' Name...Thank You, LORD, that all the chemo therapy...all the treatment...all the medical team...all that has to do with Angela is in Your hands. We thank You, LORD, for Your results in all things concerning Angela. We thank You, LORD, that You have called Angela...Your plans for her are for good and not evil...to give her a future and a hope...We thank You, LORD, that Your Kingdom come and Your will be done supersedes all our plans...We thank You that You are good, LORD, all the time!!! in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen. Glorryyy!!

Women Who Pray said...

Father we speak peace to this couple...in Jesus' Name. When people have been married this long, LORD, it means that they are past middle age and headed into the latter days of their lives. So many body changes...hormonal and other. We speak to this storm in their lives, and we say peace be still. We ask, LORD, that they seek good counsel...Holy counsel, LORD. We ask that You forgive them of all they've said and done to each other...even thoughts...that are not pleasing to You, LORD. I don't know any marriages where couples are perfect...not any wives...nor any husbands. I know that marriage is under attack...I know that divorce is one of the tentacles of the spirit of death...and, I know that it is God's major institution in the Church. The world would have us think things are changed in these days...that You have changed Your mind...that You no longer hate divorce. This is a lie of the evil one...and he is roaming as a lion destroying all that he can...devouring them. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Holy Spirit has come to bring life! Hover Holy Spirit...breathe life into this marriage, in Jesus' Name. It's not over until the LORD says it's over. Nothing is impossible with You, LORD!!! Not one thing!! in Jesus' Name,Amen and Amen.

Melissa Martin said...

Praying for the Wilkins family - now and in the dark days to come!
Let's remember to pray for Jake's young friends too. The first experience with death, especially the death of a young person, can be life-changing... Prayers that these young people will know Jesus and His peace which passes all understanding!

Melissa Martin said...

Jill, I will be praying for your friend as she uncovers the "whys" of her health problems. I have a friend in Atlanta who went through very scary medical situations before finally being diagnosed with Lyme disease...maybe we can connect them via email or facebook??

Melissa Martin said...

Father, we lift this couple to you...knowing that in your power and strength you can save and renew this marriage. May you surround both of them with your spirit - and where there is hurt, bring healing; where there is strife, bring peace. Amen

Pepper Helms said...

Knowing the pain of the loss of a child, I am praying fervently for this family.
God, please cover the Wilkins family and friends with Your comfort. Let them feel Your presence as close as their breath. Give them energy to get up to eat and to care for their daughter. Give them strength for the funeral. These are the times that we have nothing and depend on past growth & memorized scriptures to get through each day. Bring to their mind Your word in their hearts as they cling to Your promises. Continue to minister to them weeks and months from now when the pain seems insurrmountable; when they miss him so much it physically hurts.
Father, this pain is great. You know this kind of pain. Please meet them in this and bless their sorrow and bring good out of it. May they be like Job and prove themselves worthy of this time of testing through Your love & comfort.
Amen.

Rebekah Hudgins Vepraskas said...

Dear God in heaven, we know you love marriage and we know you honor marriage in your love for us. I pray health and healing over this marriage and healing to this relationship and friendship. Dear God, reverse the damage that has been done, lift the cloud of damage away. Restore love and hope for this couple and their friendship. Give them a new, deep, unfailing love for each other. Heal the hurt, Holy Spirit. Help each mate to strive to be the kind of mate they want to have.

Hold them in your care, even now, dear Lord, help them be known by You! In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Anonymous said...

Agreeing with all of you ladies in Jesus Name! Love, Sarah

Anonymous said...

In agreement with you Aunt Teddi! "All things work for the good of those who love Him and who are called according to His purpose!" Romans 8:28 Father, we pray that you cover Angela and send your angels to minister to her every need. Fill her body with strength, hope, and faith that You are able to do all that we ask. "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 us." Ephesians 3:20 Love, Sarah

Anonymous said...

In agreement with you Aunt Teddi! In Jesus Name! Asking for and praying for life as Aunt Teddi mentioned in this marriage! Praying for a hedge of protection over them both and their marriage. Let the presence of the Holy Spirit do great and mighty things. In Jesus Name, Amen! Love, Sarah

Anonymous said...

In agreement with Melissa and Rebekah over this couple and their marriage. Let the Holy Spirit begin to move even now in their lives. Love, Sarah

conny said...

THANK YOU ALL MY SHINE GIRLS ...LOVE YOU ALL...

Conny

Anonymous said...

Praying that the sweet peace of Jesus is with each and every SHINE girl this weekend! May He watch over you, protect you, and bless you and your families. Love, Sarah

Angela215 said...

Praying in agreement with you all. God's Word does not return void.