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Saturday, 28 March 2009

Spiritual Sundays ~ The Power of Prayer


Hello dear friends~ Please take time to visit the Spiritual Sundays website to be refreshed and inspired by what others have to share this weekend. Just click on the button on my sidebar.

This is a bit of a departure from what I normally share for Spiritual Sundays, but I felt the Lord was telling me to share about my mother.
A month ago, my mother was here enjoying a visit with my family and she got to hold her new great-grandchild. Now, a month later, her whole world has been turned upside down! One never knows what a day or a month will bring!

A few of you are aware that my mother took a bad fall on Thursday this past week and is in the hospital waiting to have surgery.

When my husband and I visited her last night, she was in incredible pain and was shaking so badly that she couldn't even hold a cup of water. My mother is very frail and has several medical conditions also. I was so overwhelmed by the state she was in last night that I had trouble sleeping. One feels so helpless at a time like this and it bothered me that there was nothing I could do to help her feel better. In the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep, I prayed! I also decided to ask everyone I knew to pray for her. This morning on my Pink Saturday post, I again requested prayer for her. I am just a daughter in need of comfort for her mother!

There are literally people all over the world praying for my mother! What an incredible thought that is! What an extraordinary tool prayer is!

When Hubby and I went in to see my mother today, I didn't know what to expect! She was sleeping when we first arrived but she awoke shortly afterwards. I was pleased to see her trembling was not as severe, her colour was better, and she had had a good night's sleep! She was having less pain today also. I know it is not just medicine and I know it is not just coincidence! I know it is because of the prayer going up on her behalf!

She has a long way to go towards recovery. They have to build her a new part for her hip and then there is also the chance of her hemorrhaging. She has been on a blood thinner for a number of years due to heart problems and they are waiting for her blood to thicken before they operate. She is at high risk in her present state.

So, after telling you all that; I want to thank you ahead of time for your prayers. She has yet to have her surgery. It may be tomorrow, it may not be till Monday. But she is in God's hands.

I am including a photo of her so you will have an idea what she looks like. I don't know about you, but it's nice to be able to see who you are praying for, if possible! She would not be happy with me for putting her picture on here, but what she doesn't know, won't hurt her! I know you won't tell her. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers. The Lord bless you.

THE MOST POWERFUL CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION IS PRAYER!

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7 {NIV}

19 comments:

Serendipit-Us said...

Prayers, prayers, prayers for your mom and your family! Our Father has His strong arms wrapped around all of you right now!

Kimberly

Charlotte said...

So many people are in need of prayer. I'm glad your mom is a little better. I'm praying the surgery will go well. You're so right that knowing so many people are praying is a great comfort.
Blessings to you and your family.
Charlotte

Katherinellen said...

Sandi,
My prayers and thoughts is with your Mom. Believing in the Power of Prayer...Thanks for stopping by ,sweet comments, and prayers for my daughter. Sorry i responding late...been busy this week. Praying for you and your mother... Look me up on Facebook...Kathy Ingram... Will be glad to add u as friend. :) Hugs and Smiles

Julie said...

Your mom is Beautiful! I am going to print the picture out and put it on my fridge, by my computer, and in my bible. You and your family will be in my prayers. Please keep us posted. My e-mail is jewles2@centex.net
Julie

Sandra said...

Aw, what a beautiful lady she is. I'll keep her in my prayers too.
Keep the faith:)

Clif said...

I will simply say "Amen" to the words my wife, Charlotte has already left for you. We are praying!

Lisa said...

I am praying for your mom and expecting a good report! Love your blog.

Melly said...

Sandi, your Mum is beautiful! I pray Gods healing virtue to be upon her may she feel His peace and healing embrace each and everyday.

Please remember to take care of yourself as well :)

Hugs & blessings
Melly:)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Prayer moves mountatins, Sandi! Truly it does!

The Lord's own blessings to you and to your mother for her healing...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Joyfulsister said...

HI Sandi!!
Wow I just got a call that my Mom also had a bad fall and was in the Hospital, she hit her head and could not speak and I too was so concerned I couldn't sleep. She live on another island from me and I could not make there, she has a wonderful lady who is helping her. She is doing better and went home yeasterday, I will keep both our Mom's in prayer.

Hugz Lorie

Smilingsal said...

It's hard to watch our parents age and suffer. My husband and I have seen all of our parents go through times like these. I will pray for your mom. Thanks for sharing this Spiritual Sunday

Lisa said...

Thank you for this post. I think I needed this today! Hugsand Prayers, Lisa

Catherine Holman said...

Your mom is a beautiful lady. I pray that her surgery goes well and that her pain is eased.

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog.
Catherine

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I'm so sorry to hear your mom is not feeling good. Knowing that there are people all over the world praying for her is just the best thing you can ask for. What a great daughter you are. I will be praying for your mom as well.God knows who I'm praying for but what is your moms name? I will pray for the doctors as well.
God Bless,
Ginger

Dixie said...

Sandi.. I pray that the Lord will continue to comfort your mother and your family as she undergoes the healing process.
blessings. Dixie

Judith Schultz said...

thinking and prayer for your mum Sandi and for you and your hubby also. Judith

Saleslady371 said...

I loved reading about the devotion you have for your mom. She's gorgeous. I'm praying, too, for complete healing and rest for you Sandi!

Kathy said...

Oh, Sandi, I understand exactly waht you are going through. I can barely believe it when I see my father, who is in the final stage of a lung disease. The once vital man who looked and acted so young for his age, is now frail. I have already prayed for your mom and the healing of her injury and surgery.
xo...Kathy

Ms.Daisy said...

Your Mom is a lovely lady (she is exactly how I pictured her!) and I pray that her surgery goes well and she is on the mend very soon! My Mom is going to be 88 on Thursday and also has a lot of medical conditions and I pray for her every day!


Blessings,
Jean

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