Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cry Out to Jesus!!

Thanks so much for letting me enjoy this season through my blog posts. However, this week, I want to stop in my celebration to open my comments for prayers.  May we all agree in prayer for the needs we know during this season. I am not so naive as not to realize that this time of year brings great pain and heartache for so many people.  It isn't a time of joy.  So, I want to take time to pray for...

1)  All of our soldiers,  those who are serving here and over on foreign soil.  For those who have been injured or even given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives. Prayers for their families.
Todd one example...Paula@alifeimperfection.com

2) Prayers for those who are walking through losses of loved ones...babies in the womb, children, parents, family members, close friends.

3) Prayers for those without employment, who have experienced financial loss, loss of homes, loss of dreams, loss of hope.

4) Prayers for those who are battling serious illnesses or life-long health issues.

My neighbor Katherine...we went to her house for our caroling party.  Serious accident, age 73!
5) Prayer for those who are going through divorce or just recently divorced, the adults and children involved.

6) Prayers for those who are dealing with children and/or loved ones not walking with the Lord, rebellious children and/or loved ones.

7)  Prayers for those who don't know where a loved one is at this time.
Barrett Jones - Lea@my letters to Emily - morning update, he has been found, pray for restoration

8) Prayers for those fighting depression, loneliness, hopelessness

Please feel free to write out a prayer for any or all of these.  The reason for the season is Christ and if we don't stop and pray for those who need His hand, then we have missed the reason why we bow our knees to him.

26 Joining in with more words:

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Great post!!!! Your post just put everything into focus for me for this week before Christmas!! I'm going to stop obsessing over napkin color and name cards for Christmas Eve and Christmas!!!! Thank you for the 'wake-up call' Bonni

Stacy said...

You are such a precious soul! Thank you for continuing to pray for me and my family and for the needs of those all around us.

"Call unto me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3

What a beautiful post.

Much love to you and your family,

Debbie said...

Oh yes, let us cry out to Jesus! He knows our needs and yet He longs for us to come to Him. How thankful I am that we can come before Him and ...pray.

Pray for wisdom and guidance for the future. I want to be in the center of His will for my life no matter where that is. I pray for unsaved loved ones daily.

Love you,

Paula said...

Praying with you for these. You know what's going on in my life lately and I greatly appreciate your prayers. Beautiful song, one of my favorites.

Debbie said...

Oh yes Janette what a wonderful thing to do. I do lift those who struggle so with depression. The mental struggle soo messes with the "joy" in their lives. May the Lord touch their hearts and spirits and bless them with His joy this holiday season. May they keep their eyes focused on Him and KNOW the peace that only comes from really KNOWING Him. In Jesus name we pray....

Theresa said...

Thanks for the lovely reminder Janette. I know so many need our prayers. I can think of bloggers I have come to know that fit into many of these categories, let all the people I know in "real life".

myletterstoemily said...

how kind of you to post about all these
needs (and barrett, specifically). you are
such a good friend to so many (and me,
specifically-managed to get that in here
twice :)

merry Christmas and may you have "peace
and plenty!"


A multi-dimensional life said...

Oh what a heartfelt post! You are right, we must have been on the same wavelength! I'm so glad to have this connection!

Thank you so much for your kind and gracious comments on my blog today!

I join you in prayer for all who are suffering or struggling in any way!

Abundant blessings to you,Janette!

Farm Girl said...

Thank you for the lovely reminders of those is need. Christmas is always a hard time of year.
Blessings today.

Sandy said...

I join you in prayer for these
needs listed. I know more people
going through trying times right
now than those not. I think you've
covered about everything here.
Praying you and yours have a
Christmas filled with His peace
and presence. I agree with the
others, Janette, that you are
indeed a good friend and I'm so
glad to have found you.
Love & Prayers,

Shelley said...

Oh a PERFECT post - I have cried myself through that song many times - thanks for the reminder that there are many who hearts hurt right now - I have a whole list of them myself - thank God for Jesus - the one who intercedes on our behalf!

Ginny Marie said...

Prayers are so needed during this holiday season, and I know you are not one to just talk the talk. You genuinely pray from your heart! Thank you for saying the prayers that I forget to pray.

Anonymous said...


You have such a precious heart! Praying for others is so important. Thank you for reminding us the importance of reaching-out to others through Christ and prayer.


-Lady Rose

Power Up Love said...

I've just posted a truly wonderful and powerful story of a little girl by the name of Rhema Marvanne who cried out to Jesus.

I really believe that many will be blessed by watching her story.


May God bless...

Deborah Ann said...

How beautiful to offer up prayers to those who are suffering this holiday season. Bless your dear heart!

I pray you have the most blessed CHRISTmas ever!

Karen said...

Prayer coming their way.. thank you for reminding us of the reality of the world.. so many times we get caught up in the glitter of the holiday and forget the needy..

Diana said...

Thanks for a great post, Janette!

Rebecca said...

Heavenly Father, Thank you that you hear (and see) our words as they are formed and know our heart cries and desires before they become words! Touch all mentioned here and all known and unknown to me who fit these categories. May their needs be met according to your wisdom and riches in Christ Jesus! May His glory be prominently displayed in us and around us as we carry His Light into our worlds! Amen.

Merry Christmas, Janette. May God pour out His hope, peace, joy and love into your live and home this week!

Sonja said...

This is so right Janette! I don't remember a Christmas when I saw more real needs all around me. This is a hurting world, and we have everything because we Know Him!

Merry Christmas to you and your precious family. Enjoy every day with them, as if I needed to say that! :)



Carol said...

Amen, Janette! It is always right to look beyond ourselves. Thanks for the loving reminder.

Lea said...

Janette, I've had so many prayer concerns on my heart recently as I think of the many hurting souls this season. And, that song, is another of my favorites!

Blessings abundant to you, sweet Janette!

Sarah said...

What a joy to splash with you and remember His name this season!

Have a joy filled, love overflow Christmas and sing with me Happy Birthday Jesus!


Vee said...

Very thoughtful and loving post, Janette...thank you for the precious reminders.

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Your table looks lovely!!! Have a very, Merry Christmas!! Bonni

Janet - AKA: Latte Lady said...

YOU are a prayer warrior!!!!!


Blessings to you Janette!


Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Beautiful post. Amen.

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