- December 14, 2016 at 3:55 pm #125957
I’m asking for prayers for my father. He will be 88 years old the week after next! He has a number of health issues and a pacemaker, and he gets twice-weekly treatment at a wound care center for venous ulcers on his legs and feet. The ulcers have been mostly under control, but his right foot has swollen. His doctor has put him on an antibiotic that should help, but it has side effects. She says that if the swelling hasn’t gone down by Friday, she’ll want to admit him into a hospital (which he’ll probably refuse if it comes to that). He’s been battling those ulcers and swelling for years. He also needs salvation! He respects my belief in Jesus, but I don’t think he has committed himself to Him.
Please pray for his healing, no side effects from the medication and especially salvation.
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.December 14, 2016 at 4:22 pm #125959
hi Goodcheer, praying for your dad
Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies; your father's children shall bow down before you. Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and to him shall the gathering of the people be. Gen 49
December 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm #125960
Abba, as Goodcheer’s dad is confronted with his own mortality, I pray that you would soften his heart and incline it towards the truth, that he might receive the gift of the revelation of the truth of the gospel and turn to Yeshua in repentance. Extend his days to the number necessary to bring him into the fold. Comfort him in his illness, according to Your will, but most importantly do whatever You need to do to cause him to recognize his desperate need for a Savior. Convict him. Give him a glimpse of eternity without you, if that is what it takes for Him to recognize his need for You. And give Goodcheer wisdom and the anointed tongue of a disciple to sustain the weary one with a word. In Yeshua’s Name I ask these things. Amen.
John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."December 14, 2016 at 6:03 pm #125963
May the Lord answer your prayers dearest sister! Pray knowing that the Lord is first and foremost LOVE! Open your heart and your spirit in petitional and intercessory prayer, then expect an answer.
The Lord is moved by reverent prayers, by simple prayers, and relinquished prayers. Wait for His answer. Clue: you will find is answer always brings peace!
TRDecember 14, 2016 at 6:08 pm #125964
May your prayers come to pass in the name of Jesus.
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Psalm 84:2December 14, 2016 at 6:19 pm #125966
Praying for your Father’s health and Salvation.
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.December 14, 2016 at 6:44 pm #125967
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My husband’s grandmother accepted the Lord the Lord the day she died she was 104. Thanksgiving Day last year.
We have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of God's power may be of Him and not of us. 2 Cor. 4:7December 15, 2016 at 4:48 pm #125986
Thank you all, brothers and sisters! Bless you for praying for my Dad, I’m so thankful for you. I’m praying for a good report from the doctor tomorrow morning. The medicine he’s on has taken away his appetite, but he has been busy today, getting a Christmas present ready for his doctor, and cleaning his extremely full office (which he does every day). I’ve actually had to keep reminding him to rest, so he’s not feeling too ill, thanks to Jesus and your prayers.
Yesterday I was anxious and even got a painful muscle spasm in the left side of my chest (while stretching to reach for something), before I made my prayer request here. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to drive to the pharmacy to pick up his medicine, but it finally got better after I took a muscle relaxer. But it made me wonder, what if it had been a heart attack, and I died, would that nudge Dad closer to God, or further? It seems like a morbid thought, but I then thought, “Whatever, God, you know best!” Also, when we are raptured, will that encourage people like my Dad to seek God and become tribulation saints, or to turn even further a way? I pray the former will happen.
So today I continue to pray for Dad, but I do feel at peace. I don’t know how people make it through each day without Jesus to turn to.
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.December 15, 2016 at 5:21 pm #125987
I don’t know how people make it through each day without Jesus to turn to.
I often have similar thoughts. Where do people find hope in this painful, broken, fallen world outside of the Lord? There is none. Thank You Lord, for Your promises and Your faithfulness.
John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."December 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm #126014
Praise Jesus! There was a good report from the doctor this morning – Dad’s swollen foot is improving, so he does not need to go into the hospital! I am so grateful for God’s mercy and grace. The doctor of course wants to see even more improvement, but he is finally following her instructions to elevate his feet frequently throughout the day.
Dad was surprised at the improvement (his feet are usually wrapped in bandages so he can’t see them) and had even left a message with my brother this morning, before his appointment with the doctor, to alert him that he might be going into the hospital. That surprised me, because he had told me that he would refuse to be hospitalized. So I told him that people here were praying for him and he was actually pleased – I had almost expected him to roll his eyes! But he didn’t, he said “Well, waddya know!”, with an expression of wonder. That is an improvement from his attitude about prayer a few years ago, and I’m praying it’s a good sign of his opening his heart to Jesus.
I was looking forward to sharing this good report with you since yesterday, and it has come to pass, glory to God!
Again, thank you all for your prayers and kind words!
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.December 19, 2016 at 2:43 pm #126103
Here’s an interesting update. Last Wednesday we prayed for my father’s infection and swelling in his foot. By Friday, he was so much improved that the doctor no longer recommended hospitalization. Praise Jesus! But the doctor had taken a culture of the infection from a sore on his toe (Wednesday, pre-prayer) and the results came back today. The results showed a bacteria that doesn’t respond to the antibiotic he is on. Praise God, he can stop that because it was making him sick to his stomach and depressed. But because of the results, the doctor wants him to see an infectious disease specialist even though the sore is healing and the swelling is gone. I guess she has to respond to the report even if he is improving. Of course, I’m thinking, “Well God is healing him, not the proven ineffective antibiotic.” So Dad thinks either the lab is wrong, or God is answering our prayers.
He now has two appointments Wednesday, the first with the specialist, the second at the wound care center, because he wants to follow doctor’s orders. He doesn’t know what to say to the doctors about why he’s healing. He’s also worried that they’ll talk about going in the hospital again.
So, I’m asking for prayer for him again, that he’ll be even more obviously improved, and that he gets his appetite and good mood back. He began feeling nauseated and depressed when he started that medicine. God is working on his spirit, too. He told me that he was about to lose his temper with someone recently, and he stopped himself, thinking, “That’s not Christian – hold your tongue.”
Oh, brothers and sisters, what hope that put in my heart for his salvation!
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.December 19, 2016 at 3:09 pm #126104
Great Praise Report Goodcheer,
I will keep your Dad in my prayers for continued healing of both body and spirit!
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.December 19, 2016 at 6:56 pm #126113
Praying for healing body, soul and spirit for your Dad, Good Cheer. May the Lord open Dad’s heart to awaken him as to who He is so Dad receives Him and His love soon. Dad seems ready to get saved. He’s very close. Praying the eyes to his heart are opened to receive truth and act on it. May all things work together to the glory of the Lord and produce heart fruit we can all rejoice over in Jesus’ name. Amen
The eyes of the Lord range throughout the entire earth, to strengthen those whose heart is true to him.December 19, 2016 at 7:57 pm #126121
Continuing to pray that the Lord, in His infinite wisdom, would custom-craft a set of circumstances that will speak directly to your dad’s heart and in so doing testify to him of God’s goodness and his desperate need for a Savior.
John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."December 19, 2016 at 9:53 pm #126124
Your dad is in my prayers!! Glad to see the Lord is working this out for Him 🙂December 21, 2016 at 10:03 pm #126189
sorry Goodcheer, I just read this now.
will be praying for your dad.
Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and hold you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10December 23, 2016 at 2:41 pm #126240
Another good update! Dad just got back from the wound care center and he said that the doctors and nurses are all amazed at his fast improvement (the ulcer on the bottom of his foot is completely healed over now). Last night I had prayed for exactly that, that his foot would be healed and that they would be amazed. Thank you, Jesus! So I was able to witness to him, praise Jesus. He had left this morning to go to the appointment fearing what would happen. So he’s amazed, too. Then, my brother called, and I was able to witness to him, too. He said that Dad’s improvement was the best Christmas present ever!
Although he feels better, and the doctors are amazed, Dad’s having trouble letting go of the fear of what could happen. He knows he should be relieved, and wishes he could shake off this fear. He turned 88 today, and he opened some presents, which helped a little. I told him how I give my worries to Jesus and how I sometimes have to remind myself that I’ve done that.
So thank you all again for your continued prayers for Ted (aka Dad)!
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
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