Do you know anyone who you used to see in church, used to fellowship with, used to worship with, and you just haven’t seen them for awhile? Do you know anyone who’s bitter at the church, swamped in sin, depressed, or just very dry?
I encourage you to pray for them, and to contact them in some way. Some people are just waiting for someone to notice their pain. Some just need a nudge, some encouragement, and some confidence that God is really there.
What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?”
– Luke 15:4 (ESV)
I admit that I have often, to my shame, forgotten about the lost sheep because I was too busy hanging around with the ninety-nine.
We hope that they’ll just come back on their own. But I think that they really need to be gone after. Not all will come back. But some might.
A good friend of my sister’s husband passed away this morning. He was 39 years old with two small kids. He died of liver and brain cancer.
Pray for peace and healing for his family. Thanks.
I don’t know this person, but he’s obviously hurting. I wonder how many other people feel this way? Please read his post, leave him an encouraging note, and really pray for him, at least once. Thanks.
[saw this on the BHT]
A good friend of mine is hurting, and he doesn’t know what to do. Please pray for him.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
James 5:16 (ESV)
But God, who comforts the downcast . . .
2 Corinthians 7:6a (ESV)
Pray for my friend, please. He’s discouraged and not sure which way to turn.
Please pray for the Matthew’s family. They are a family at my children’s school. Their sweet little daughter Dinah passed away yesterday morning after a long battle with cancer.
They are believers. Please pray for God’s comfort in this terrible time of grief.
Seen on Dinah’s site :
Patient Room: Mansion
The Kingdom of Heaven
Sitting on the lap of Jesus
Bringing Glory to God