It’s Prayer Vigil Friday! 05/06/11

Friday is here! A day to pray for yourself and for your fellow sisters and unite with women all over the world in prayer.

Therefore encourage one another and edify one another, just as you are doing. ~1 Thessalonians 5:11

Please pray for my dear friend G. She started Clomid and shots this past Monday. Please pray that her body responds well to the drugs, and that no fibroids develop. Their earliest IUI could possibly be Wednesday. We put our bodies through so much. The thought of giving yourself shots is terrifying to some. The anticipation of the follicle scan, when you find out whether or not you have a chance this month, is frustrating. Pray for all women who today, right now, are anticipating their next shot, and waiting with every bit of hope she will allow herself to have, for that next appointment.

My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip or to be moved; He Who keeps you will not slumber. ~Psalm 121:2-3

Please pray for my dear friend Nikki. After years of battling infertility, she is pregnant and her due date is fast approaching. She and the baby are doing well. At Nikki’s last appointment though, she learned that her myometrial lining is very thin, and there is a risk of uterine rupture with the contractions of a vaginal birth. Due to further risk of uncontrollable bleeding if the placenta does not detach, she has been scheduled for a c-section and is being encouraged to consider allowing them to take her uterus during the procedure. Please pray for guidance and assurance.

Do not let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me. John 14:1

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. ~Psalm 119:105

Pray for all women who are pregnant after overcoming infertility. The fears do not go away with a positive pregnancy test. If anything, the paranoia only grows as every day they wake up with a prayer of thanks and a desperate plea. Pray that their bodies remain strong, and that God will place His hands on their shoulders and their bellies to keep them safe, and calm their fears.

Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Please pray for my friend A. Her infertility has caused sadness to settle on her heart as she watches her sister in law experience the joys of pregnancy. Please pray for her. She needs strength. She needs courage. She needs peace. She has such beauty and hope in her heart. Pray that God’s light shine on her, to melt away the sadness. Pray that she looks up and feels the warmth of His loving and understanding smile. We all know the confusion our hearts endure as we watch loved ones, family members and friends, get pregnant and have babies. The mixture of emotions is so hard to process. It’s okay to feel these emotions. You have to allow yourself to process everything you are feeling. Please pray for all women who are right now finding their own strength and balance while supporting expecting loved ones. Hang in there A!

Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. ~Isaiah 60:1

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.~John 14:27

Please pray for B, a sweet young girl who is about five months pregnant. She is considering placing her baby up for adoption – to me and my husband. Please pray for this girl, and for her mom (who we know and love) who right now is scared for her daughter and is doing everything in her power to protect her and guide her. Pray for all of us involved, for our families, for this baby (it’s a girl). Pray for comfort, for peace, and for the joy of a new life! They’ve invited my husband to the doctor appointment today. I am far away in Anchorage and it is so hard for me not to be there. Please pray for all families who are currently in the adoption process, but most importantly, pray for the blessed little babies and children involved. Pray that we all have the peace and courage to accept whatever the outcome may be, and that this path we have all started down is guided by the direction of God’s will for this child.

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.~Psalm 5:11

May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing with hope. ~Romans 15: 13

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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4 Responses to “It’s Prayer Vigil Friday! 05/06/11”

  1. I will pray for the lady and the baby! thanks for reminding me. Good Luck!

  2. I’ve never really considered before just how much a woman’s life and role are tied in with her fertility. I conceived my four children quickly and so never really considered what it was like for those who have a difficult time becoming pregnant and/or carrying a pregnancy to term. Your blog has given me a much greater understanding of this topic and I truly appreciate it. Many thanks.

  3. Elizabeth, that is probably the best comment I’ve ever received. You are always so supportive and uplifting. Thank you so very much for caring. I appreciate you so very much.

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