Thursday, April 9, 2009

Prayer Requests

Our prayer life has been full of requests lately. We found out that Kemmel's dad is scheduled for repair of an aortic aneurysm this coming Monday. He lives in Chile and will have surgery in Santiago. We decided to book a trip to Chile to be with him during and after the procedure. We will leave on Saturday morning and arrive in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Thank you for your prayers for Bob and for us as we travel.

Like many of you we have family members and friends who are looking for work and/or experiencing economic struggles and we don't have any wise words of advice or comfort, so we lift them up to our Lord to comfort and provide for their needs. It's one thing to see the news and reports of falling markets and unemployment, and another to feel the hit to your own family.

The scriptures tell about a cure all for all of the problems that plague us:

James 5:13-16 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. 14Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

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