Phoenix Park, Dublin
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Dear Ruth, I am so sorry that your mum is doing so poorly right now. Of course we will pray for you and ask some friends to pray as well. although you may feel as if you have let the Lord down, remember that there is nothing and no one that can stop His purposes. (check out Isaiah 46:9-11: I am God....My purpose will stand...what I have planned, that will I do.")Remember that God is sovereign. "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion. So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy." Romans 9:15,16we will pray for God's mercy to be evident in your mother's life and that if the Lord so chooses, you might receive a clear indication of her faith.
Ruth -- Michael has forwarded your prayer request to the congregation. We will be praying for you.
Ruth--In case you didn’t go back to my blog, here is what I wrote to you in answer to your request:I am praying. God has a purpose and a plan, and in His almighty power, He will carry it out perfectly. Job 42:2 says that God can do all things and no plan of His can be thwarted. God called you out of an unsaved family, saved you and placed the Holy Spirit in your heart to make you grow. God will use you as a light to your family, and through you He will speak the good news of the gospel with grace, compassion and lovingkindness. I pray that He will strengthen you and uphold you, that He will put His words in your mouth, His love in your heart, and His grace in your hands to touch those around you. I pray that you will be able to have a sign from Him through your mother that she knows and accepts the forgiveness and salvation that Jesus offers, that she is looking forward to entering His kingdom. And I pray that God's grace in you will be a comfort to all your family. May He turn His face towards you, bless you and give you peace.I asked a number of my friends to pray for you, and here are some of their responses:Wow. This is so touching. Of course I will pray for her Ruth. Who has prevented her from to her mother about Christ? Her siblings? This must be so hard for her. It’s nice she feels comfortable coming to you. (Beth)Hello Ruth!I am sorry to hear about your friend. Yes, I’ll pray. (UnJoo)I will include Ruth (in Ireland) in my prayers. I think I understand how she feels. (Chris)I will pray for her Ruth. I completely understand her feelings. Her family relationships sound similar to mine, as far as being the only Christian in the family. Please keep me posted. (Cindy)Thanks, Ruth. I will pray for her (Ann)
Thanks for letting me know about your mum. I was wondering. Will continue to be praying for you. Much love!
Ruth, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. *hugs* I'm praying for you and your family, that God's presence will feel especially near right now. Please let me know if you need anything. :) *hugs* Cassandra
Thank you Cassandra.
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