Sunday, January 6, 2008

A Faithful Servant

Ken and I have two very special friends. Rev. Wilburn and Virginia Fisher. They have been dedicated ministers for the last 50 years.

Wilburn has had a wonderful life filled with serving the lord and sharing his exceptional musical talents. He's semi-retired and has Parkinson's. He's suffered for many years with the disease.

The doctors have asked Virginia to bring him to the hospital on Monday. He's in the last stages of the disease and it's uncertain what they can do to help him.

Pray with me that God will be merciful to him and Virginia and help them through this time of their lives.

"Dear God I ask you to be with both Wilburn and Virginia this week. They have been faithful ministers and they have seen your loving hand many times. Please give them comfort and peace. And if it be your will, please give Wilburn healing. Our hearts are broken to watch them suffer. Please take care of them and we will give you praise for your loving hand."

Prayer changes things,


A Broken Ankle

Dear Maggie,

Thank you for being willing to pray for us. I know that you and Ken pray together every morning. It makes my day better knowing that you are praying for our family.

A friend of mine, Diane, was getting out of her car and her foot caught on her purse strap. She fell. The hospital said she broke her ankle in several places and would need immediate surgery. She had several pins put in and her recovery will be a long process. She's in a lot of pain. I would appreciate you and Ken praying for her. She's our age and that makes it even more difficult to heal properly.

I also appreciate your prayers about the unspoken prayer we talked about. I am sure that God will guide us in every way.

Thank you again for praying for us. We love you and Ken.


Dear Vicki,

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I will add her to my list and pray for her until her recovery is complete.

"Dear God I know what it's like to be in the hospital and be hurting. I also know what it's like to be facing a long recovery. Please be with Diane. Help her to recover and to do well. We know that all things are possible with God. You said to pray one for another. Only when we suffer ourselves do we know what it's like. I feel so sorry for Diane and I pray that the angels of the lord and the hands of the lord will help her to heal. Let her feel your presence and know that you will be beside her all the way. Thank you for all you are going to do.

Be with Vicki and help the situation we are all agreeing about. We know that you see everything and you understand. We will thank you in the name of Jesus."

Prayer Changes Things,


Thursday, January 3, 2008


Dear Maggie,

Please pray for me. I have terminal bone cancer. I'm afraid of how my family will suffer watching me. Please pray that I will remain strong for them and that I will be able to trust
God through all that's coming.

I will pray for you. So many people I know are dealing with the cancer issue. I know that God can heal. I also know that God can comfort and guide you. I know that God will walk right beside you and love you through whatever happens.

Remember that no matter what we have to deal with in this life, God loves you and will be there every moment. He will wrap his arms around you bring you peace.

Rest easy my friend. God loves you.

Prayer changes things,


Pray for our children

I received the following prayer request. Please help me pray for this dear lady.

Dear Maggie,

I appreciate your willingness to pray for me. I know that God listens to you.

I desperately want God to guide my children in finding their mates. I know that who you marry will determine where your life goes. Please pray that God will direct my children to the right people and help them find his will for their life.

There are so many crazy people out there. I'm watching Christian children being deceived by those who say they are Christian but in reality aren't. I don't want my children to be deceived by dating a person who isn't committed to living the Christian life.

Please pray not only for me but for all parents who realize the importance of finding God's perfect will in their child's dating life.

Thank you for asking me to pray for you. I also realize how important this request is. Let's all pray for our unmarried Christian children that God will bless them and keep them safe as they date.

Prayer changes things,


Pray without ceasing

Prayer is our communication with God. Every morning I take time to pray.

God knows all of our needs, but I think it's important to take time to talk with God personally. I let him know that I am trusting him to help me and those I care about. When I talk to him we are united in our knowledge and I can feel him leading me in our talks.

Knowing that I've spent time with God in the morning helps me face the challenges of the day. Knowing that we've talked over all the problems helps my mind to grasp the reality that He knows and He will take care of me.

In Mark 11:22-23 Jesus said, "Have faith in God." It goes on to say that if we believe that we can say to a mountain "be thou removed" and it will move.

I personally believe that prayer is a matter of getting our desires in line with God's will. Once we've done that - when we pray our prayers not only will be heard - they will be answered.

I look forward to praying with you about your needs. You can call, send an e-mail or even meet me at the mall. Let me know your prayer request and I will pray for you.

Prayer changes things,