July 17, 2008

Please Pray for Judy

I personally know two women who are walking miracles.  Both were once dying in the Intensive Care Unit from system failure; one from Anorexia Nervosa and the other from Toxic Shock Syndrome. While medical personnel prepared their families for death, saints approach the throne room in prayer.  God heard those prayers and chose to heal both women. Today they testify to the healing power of God.

I have another friend, however, who is dying of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Though only in her mid-fifties, Judy has entered the end-stages of the disease and it's eating her alive. Devouring all the cartilage in her body, her joints are long gone. It is now consuming her heart, causing arrhythmias, and moved on to her blood as it lowers her white count to a deadly level. There is nothing more that can be done medically.

Please pray for Judy.  Luke 11:9 says, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. " Selfishly I am asking for her physical healing or at least complete remission.  Judy is a woman of God whom I absolutely adore.  She is a model of grace in the midst of great trials and I don't want to lose this great friend and teacher.  The thought of losing her breaks my heart. Then there is her sweet daughter, Ashley, who is a precious young college student. The two women are tight as ticks and their close relationship never ceases to warm my heart.  

God does heal.  I've seen it with my own eyes! I also know, as with the case of our daughter, He does not always choose to heal our physical ills. With all this in mind His word calls us to humbling ask and pray. Whatever He chooses to do with Judy we'll accept it as His sovereign will and continue to glorify His holy Name, for this is our ultimate call.

Many of you are powerful prayer warriors.  You love to pray for people and it doesn't intimidate you one iota to pray for someone you've never met.  You are special intercessors who will lift Judy and her family in prayer and prompt the moving of God's mighty hand.

Thank you dear ladies.  I love you all so very much!  May the Lord bless each of you in a special way today.

11 comments:

annette said...

Lord I join Nancy in prayer for Judy.

Annette

Francine said...

I claim Luke 11:9 for Judy today. Remission and healing. Thank you Lord!

Longmeadow Mama said...

Praying...

Please keep us posted,
Kelli

linda said...

Just lifted Judy up in prayer to our Lord and Savior...and will continue to do so. Please keep us updated.

Melanie said...

I'm praying, too.

Melanie

Cheryl Barker said...

I am praying now for Judy and her family. May God tenderly minister to them exactly what they need.

Midlife Mom said...

I have put Judy right at the top of my prayer list.

Michele said...

I have prayed for Judy and will continue to do so. Please keep us posted.

Mommyluann said...

I'll be praying.

Julie said...

Heavenly Father-
Lord I lift Judy up to you today. I ask for your complete and perfect plan be accomplsihed in her life and I ask for comfort as you fullfill Your plan. I lift up her family and friends. Please give them peace, rest, and joy as they walk this journey with her. I ask Lord you would give Judy a relief from the constant pain. Thank you Lord for healing power. In Jesus Name-Amen.


I will continue to pray for Judy. It will not be hard to forget. My boss is named Judy and my aunt who I am seeing this weekend is also named Judy. I will be praying for your friend over the weekend.

katiegfromtennessee said...

I prayed for Judy-I pray that she would be healed here on earth and that all the glory would go to God! I pray that God's will be done-I know it will:) He is always for us, and His love for us is insatiable. He loves Judy very much and her precious daughter, Ashley.

katiegfromtennessee