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A Prayer for the Ephesians Eph. 3:14-21

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I Pray for You

Dear Friends,

I do pray for you. As I said a few months ago, I can see the countries my readers are in, and I can see the search words you use on Google or ask.com. I have prayed for the person that entered "dying carcinoid" and "carcinoid 2mm" and others. I have those tiny tumors, also. How moving it is to me to see patients are looking for encouragement, comfort, and information, and they come to this blog. God bless you all. God comfort you, strengthen you, heal you and hold your head up. God loves you.

The post that the most readers look at is the one about the Octreoscan. Everyday 1-5 people read that. I wrote it to be a source of information to you, and I'm glad that it is doing that.

If you want me to pray for you, please leave your request in the comment section, and I will add you to my daily prayers. I know God doesn't heal us all, but He can lessen pain, increase failing appetites, shrink tumors, give us composure, and give us assurance that our lives are not lived in vain. Even our lives that are shortened by this crummy illness have great significance to someone.

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. Isaiah 41:10


Some Encouraging Words

Often when I am studying my Bible, I think of ideas to share with you. I look for large passages to expound on. I haven't found anything very long yet, but I was reminded of a favorite passage today that is encouraging.

It is in Hebrews 12: 1-3. This follows the wonderful chapter of the hall of faith; I love reading chapter 11 and leading right into chapter 12. It goes together.

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.

Hebrews 12:1-3 NAS