It’s Prayer Vigil Friday! 03/25/11

Well, I only received one prayer request this week and it went something like this: “Dear God please let me get knocked up. Amen.” (Big smile.) I have to admit, that’s just about as honest and to the point as any of us could get. When you think about it, every single one of us dealing with infertility actually have several people trying to get us knocked up. So I suppose we could also pray for our doctors, our nurses, our RE’s, our therapists, our acupuncturists, our fertility experts, all of the people who have chosen to spend their lives helping all of us become pregnant.

We should also pray for those of us who are pregnant, or have just found out they were pregnant. Pray that their fears and doubts will be comforted and that their faith will be renewed daily as they wake up one day closer to meeting their lifelong dream.

I’ve also read about some heartbreaking disappointments this week. Please pray for all the women whose results were negative, whose friends became pregnant while they still struggle with infertility, whose lives have been devastated by a loss – be it a pregnancy loss, or the loss of a dearly loved family member. Some of us are scared for a parent, some of us are worried about a pet, some of us have sick family members, some of us are starting new treatments with new doctors, some of us are worried about making the right decisions.

Deuteronomy 31:8, “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (NIV)

Put some time aside today, even if it’s a few minutes or 20 minutes. Close the door, close your eyes, dim the lights, light a candle, whatever you need to do to focus and spend some prayerful time with God. Pray for women you know, pray for women you don’t know. Then take some time and pray for yourself. Spend some time reflecting over the past week, over any frustrations you’ve had, whatever you’ve been putting off talking over with God. Get angry if you need to. Cry if you need to. Smile and give thanks if you need to!

Every single day, no matter the day I’ve had, I thank God for the community of women I have recently become part of. I have gained more strength, more understanding, and more reason to hope than I ever thought possible. I pray that God will bless all of you. I pray that you feel his comforting hands on your shoulders.

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” ~1 Peter 5:7

This scripture truly is what Prayer Vigil Friday is all about:

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” ~Matthew 18:19-20

Let’s join in one big prayer all day today!

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2 Responses to “It’s Prayer Vigil Friday! 03/25/11”

  1. It’s so true that we find support and strength in each other, and by finding ways to forgive ourselves for being upset and angry.

    Thank you for your prayers.

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