God, You are the healer of all, bring comfort to the fearful and grieving, today I would like to lift up the Lichtenberg family as they mourn the loss of Mary; friendship to the forgotten, and wholeness to those who are ill or in pain. I would like to lift up all those battling cancer. Especially my husband Sean, Nancy, and Pam's daughter's friend Brianna. (She is 15 with her second bout of cancer, they just got the news that the cancer is still there, she is starting chemo again.) Each are at various stages in their battles. Be with them as they fight this and those around them as well to give them all strength.
I lift up Cathie's prayers and I would also like to lift up Barbara and Christina. You know their needs better than we can. I lift them up to You to be cared for in your loving embrace. Give them the strength needed to face anything and everything that they need to over come.
Please be with those that are healing from surgeries. That can be a long road at times. Give them the strength they need for any physical therapy or the patience for bed rest.
I would like to lift up Jean as she is healing from surgery. Help her to heal quickly Lord as the Great Physician that you are.
I would like to add my niece to our prayers as she begins her own physical therapy. Help her to cope with the changes as she needs to throughout the ordeal.
I also lift up Christopher and Angela who are each facing medical issues of their own.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I pray that we will come to worship You this week without abandon. Lord, You tell us that nothing is impossible for us, not the mountain we are facing, or the decision we are afraid to make, Lord, You aren't a God of details all the time but You constantly remind us that victory is ours, that You have won the battle for us already. Lord, I pray that we will rest in this assurance this week. I pray that we will make the most of every moment of every day, that we will tell those that we love how much they mean to us, that we will seek to serve You with and pour ourselves out as a offering to You and Your kingdoms advancement. Lord, I'm in awe of You and Your love for us and Your majesty, it is displayed all around us, help us to keep our eyes on You. Lord, I praise You and thank You, and I ask all this in Jesus name, Amen.