Saturday, October 16, 2010

There is Power in Prayer

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone: or if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? All things therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do ye also unto them: for this is the law and the prophets." Matt. 7:7-12

Prayer is such an important part of the Christian's walk with God. I cannot fathom living life without such an option! Prayer grants believers not only the privilege of being able to personally evoke God's name in praise and gratitude, but also the right to petition Him for things of concern. In prayer, the Christian can essentially ask God to intervene in their life. It is an incredible thing if you really think about it - in prayer the Christian may actually be praying for something to happen that may not have taken place had he or she not prayed about it. AMAZING!

Our God is not only a loving father, He is one who stands ready to give. Scripture says He is the giver of "good gifts" and "perfect gifts." Your needs are neither unknown, nor are they unimportant to your God. Your God is right beside you essentially saying, "Just trust me. Everything will be alright." What a comfort!


I just want to leave you with that thought for the week. I will be "out of pocket" this coming week. I will be enjoying a long awaited vacation cruise with my husband and all four of our boys this next week. I would like to ask for your prayers for safe travel for us. We will fly out of Memphis to Ft Lauderdale early Monday morning, board ship that afternoon and return home the next weekend. We have been looking forward to this trip, at this stage of our lives and the ages of our guys, it becomes very difficult to find a time when all of us can get away together. God has blessed us with this time.

I have another prayer request for you too. Little Trevor really needs some prayers going his way to help him adjust to the new life of school structure. He is really having a difficult time adjusting and it's been very tough on him and his parents. Please pray for him to have a great week at school this next week. Healthy wise, he is doing really well!

Please keep praying for Preston as he continues to remain in the transplant unit waiting for his cells to engraft. His hair is just about all out now, he is still just as cute as can be! I just love a shinny slick chemo head!!! He is doing well, he has his good days and his not so good ones... that is just how it goes following transplant. Pray specifically for no side effects affecting his organs and NO GVHD! Pray for his ANC and others counts to keep going up!

That's about it as for the SJ kiddo's! Everyone else seems to be doing very well.

TEAM BELIEVE: Don't forget to get your hotel confirmations in. Last day to order t-shirts and sweats is OCTOBER 29TH.
Plan your trip to Memphis... Team Dinner on Friday evening beginning at 6:30; allow time to go downtown to pick up your packets. Do not forget... THERE IS NO PACKET PICKUP ON RACE DAY THIS YEAR.

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME THIS WEEK TO ASK JUST 5 PEOPLE TO PLEASE DONATE TO YOUR GOAL TOWARD RAISING MONEY FOR ST JUDE. If each one of our 50 members can get just $100.00 in donations, that would put us way up toward reaching our goal.
Remember: You DO NOT have to be on the team to donate, please if you are reading this page, please go to our team goal page and click on DONATE NOW and give what you can to this wonderful hospital. It is people like you and I that keep the doors open for these children to continue being treated to fight this ugly beast! If it is $5.00 or $500.00... it does not matter! Every penny is so important! Please help us reach our goal of $20,000.00.

Pray for our success as a team.


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