October 12, 2009

Burdens

Today, my heart is hurting...

A bloggy friend is dealing with a selfish spouse who is making unhealthy choices, affecting their children, their finances, their marriage. Please pray for her...that she'll be strong in her resolve to choose health, and to model a Godly existence for her children. Pray for her children, that they'll find friends who will not be cruel about their father's choices, and will see them for who they are, not based on their father's choices.

Another bloggy friend learned last night that her brother and sister-in-law lost a baby. They were actually overdue, and labor was induced because there was no longer any movement or heartbeat. Pray for this family, as they deal with losing a baby they never held, or met, but already loved as part of their family. Pray for their hearts, their empty arms, their empty womb, and the empty nursery...for their other children who have questions that will need answers. For the friends who will come to comfort them - that they will be sensitive to the Spirit's leading about what to say and when to say it.

A third bloggy friend, dealing with a rather high-risk pregnancy got a rather insensitive, yet necessary call regarding a test they'd chosen to do. There is a 5% chance their little one might have Downs Syndrome, and they were urged to terminate a pregnancy that was 4 years, lots of money, and countless heartache in the "making". Pray for her, as she and her husband are atheists...that they would someone be led during this journey to faith...that their hearts would be softened. Pray for her attitude and emotions, that she will be able to hope and find joy in this pregnancy...for their decisions going forward...

I also found out that my BIL has split from his wife of 25 years...not sure of any details, and I won't share them when I get them...but their 2 kids are shocked and hurting, as is SIL...MIL is suffering as BIL is her son...please pray for the family as lots of hearts are hurting right now...

1 comment:

Woman In The Midst: Raw said...

So, so much hurt going around.. And you just want to take it all away.. It's times like this I feel so helpless.. I can pray, I can send positive energy, I can find joy in my own life and the world around me.. I can find joy enough for them, my brothers and sisters hurting right now.. Never seems enough.. Extra, extra prayers..