It’s Prayer Vigil Friday! 04/08/11

aka Dear God Please Let Me Get Knocked Up! Friday

We’ve all been through some pretty amazing stuff the past two weeks.

First and foremost on my heart is a woman who found out she was pregnant, only to have a very early and very devastating miscarriage. Please pray for her, for her husband, and for the countless couples who are going through the devastation of a miscarriage. Pray that she finds comfort in knowing that her brief yet precious encounter with this tiny life form will never be downplayed or forgotten by any of us in this wonderfully woven family of women. Pray that she finds the strength to continue on her journey.

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

Please pray for my new friend G and her husband as they begin to explore IUI. Pray for all couples taking this next step in their journey to overcome infertility. Pray that her body responds well to fertility drugs and that the drugs will not cause fibroids or any other issues to return. Pray that she has the strength to take the steps ahead of her and the patience to endure the time it takes to get there.

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.~ John 16:33

Please pray for those whose next step is adoption. Pray that the path be so perfectly laid out for them that they will have no doubts and no reservations.

We give thanks and praise for our friends who have finally received their confirmations of pregnancy. Pray that they remain healthy and strong. Pray for their husbands who will kiss their bellies and hold them close.

Tell the heavens and earth to celebrate and sing! Command every mountain to join in song! ~Isaiah 49:13

Pray for my friend A who is struggling to find a balance between being happy for members of her family who are pregnant, while at the same time dealing with the sadness of  her own infertility. Pray that she knows she is not alone and that there are many who understand and will be here for any support she needs.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart…” Proverbs 3:5…and you will find all of the courage you need.

And finally, dear friends, take a moment to pray for those who are about to begin or who are smack in the middle of their two week wait. Pray that we not lose our heads, nor our hearts, and that we continue to find the strength and courage to make it through every obsessive moment of our roller coaster two weeks.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. ~Philippians 4:6

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!

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.~ 2 Thessalonians 3:16

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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5 Responses to “It’s Prayer Vigil Friday! 04/08/11”

  1. Thank you for this post and these reminders, and the prayers. Blessings to you.

  2. Hello Carrie Ann,

    I found your website at the Lady Bloggers Tea Party! Your story and this post have really touched my heart. I’m glad I have found this blog. Have a lovely and blessed day!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great to see yours. So inspiring! May God bless you. And Dexter 😉

  4. I will say a prayer. Also FYI, tell her to stop any form of caffeine consumption…when I did that I had a bun in the oven in no time…

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