“To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says he who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for my name’s sake and have not become weary. Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place–unless you repent. But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”‘” (Revelation 2:1-7)
Jesus, please bring us back to our first love for you. Renew in us the joy of our salvation.
Holy Spirit, revive our lagging spirits. Restore us to new life again. Help us hear what you are saying to the church and to our parish.
Father, we need another touch of your Holy Spirit. Thank you.
Wednesday: 119:25-48; Amos 8:1-14; Revelation 1:17-2:7; Matthew 23:1-12
Thursday: 37:19-42; Amos 9:1-10; Revelation 2:8-17; Matthew 23:13-26
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2009 9:52 PM
From: Elizabeth Strickland
Subject: Update on Fr. Nigel
Fr. Nigel Mumford is in excellent spirits. Although he is still not able to stand without being dizzy or nauseous, he was able yesterday to do 15 minutes on a “bicycle” of sorts, exercising his arms. He was also able to do 6 minutes of workout on his legs, but had to stop because of the dizziness. He was disappointed in the brevity of that exercise, but he was reminded that a week ago he was barely able to lift his arm. Now he can raise it with confidence. He is now also able to push himself up in bed.
He continues to deal with the bed sore that is causing a lot of pain, and he has been told that it will take about 3 months to heal. But he will be getting a new bed specially made to aid in the healing of bed sores. So please continue to pray for the healing of this and thank God for the new bed.
The oxygen supply to Fr. Nigel’s trach has been reduced a bit as the weaning process continues, so our Lord is hearing your prayers for the healing of his lungs. But he has a cough that persists.
Fr. Nigel said that his prayer life has returned, and he feels a great peace envelope him. He said that he knows that it is your prayers. He thanks God for your prayers and the gift of life.
Please pray for:
Immediate healing of the bed sore
Complete rejuvenation and healing of his lungs, and elimination of his cough
Healing of whatever is causing the dizziness and nausea when he tries to stand
Peace and strength for Lynn as she continues to support and care for Fr. Nigel
Please give Thanks and Praise to Our Lord – for the healing that has taken place- known and unknown – for the strengthening of his muscles, for the clarity of his mind, for the healing of his lungs, for the regular heartbeat, for the normal temperature, for the Lord’s healing touch in so many ways.
Thank you all for your prayers. Our God is awesome and He hears your crying out to Him. God Bless You.