Awake! Why do you sleep, O Lord? Arise! Do not cast us off forever. (Psalm 44:23)
Lord Jesus, come and help the afflicted and those who suffer for your name’s sake.
Why do you hide your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression? (Psalm 44:24)
A word received: Let me be Lord of every difficulty you face.
Lord, I offer you my burdens, especially the burden of XXX.
For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our body clings to the ground. (Psalm 44:25)
Holy Spirit, come and revive us.
Arise for our help, and redeem us for your mercies’ sake. (Psalm 44:26)
Father, we are your children and we look to you for help. Thank you for the help you are sending us. Thank you for your faithfulness to us each day.
A word received: Come to me.
Monday: 44; Zechariah 1:7-17; Revelation 3:7-13; Matthew 24:15-31
Tuesday: 36, 39; Amos 7:10-17; Revelation 1:9-16; Matthew 22:34-46
Notes from the Front Line
***** Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 22:22 PM
From: Elizabeth Strickland
Subject: Update on Fr. Nigel
Fr. Nigel continues to mend. He is walking, with the help of a walker, the length of the hall outside of his room, which is about 80 feet. He is doing about 3 hours of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy per day, which is exhausting him. He has sustained work-outs for his arms and legs. His mind wants to do more than his body is able to do at this point. When he walked down the hall Saturday, the nausea and the dizziness had subsided somewhat, so keep those prayers coming because that issue is showing signs of healing. Fortunately he has Sundays to recover and rest.
His bed sore continues to be a source of pain and discomfort, but the new bed is a help.
Fr. Nigel said that he has had some “remarkable prayer time”. He has also been able to pray with some of the nurses that are attending to him. They have come up to him and said that they are Christians, and then they have prayed together.
Fr. Nigel has asked for prayer for his concern over a couple of procedures which may take place this week — removal of a port and a procedure on the bed sore.
Please pray for:
* Healing of his lungs so that he can be weaned from the oxygen
* Building up strength in his arms and legs so that he can increase his walking
* Patience and endurance for his PT and OT and for the long road to recovery ahead
* Elimination of the dizziness and nausea
* God’s Peace for his mind and spirit as he faces some challenges this week both physically and emotionally
* Strength, endurance and peace for Lynn as she faces the marathon ahead
Please give Thanks and Praise to our God who is so awesome. He listens to your prayers and is answering them. Fr. Nigel is getting a little better every day. God’s will be done! Thank you Lord Jesus!