Friday, December 5, 2008

Prayer Requests


My dear friends, lovebug and I are in need of your prayers. 1) Financially- lovebug has been working 4 days for awhile now, and he was off the entire week last week. We found out Wednesday, he will be off from December 15-January 6 with no pay. When he goes back, he will still be only working 4 days a week through March. The only thing is, January-March he will only work three weeks each month, one week a month he will be off with no pay. Needless to say, things are tough right now, and will be getting tougher. We have already used our goodie money that we had saved under our bed in a safe. Now, we are going to have to use what savings we have in the bank. Lovebug is going to try to find a part time job, bless his heart. I praise God for blessing me with such a hard working, dedicated husband. I also praise God for blessing us with the money we had in savings, it hurts to have to let go of it, it took awhile to save it, but, I give God praise for watching over us. We will not be decorating this Christmas, or buying gifts, but that is ok. Christmas is all in our hearts, we are going to celebrate Jesus. I am still baking Him a cake, reading His story, praise dancing for Him, and singing praises to His holy name. We think we will get to cook a Christmas dinner for the two of us, where lovebug works, they give them a ham every Christmas. We will just have to buy a few things to go with the ham, thank You Jesus. Your prayers would be very much appreciated. 2) My health: I really need your prayers on behalf of my health. Wednesday night, I truly thought that I was going to die. My chest was hurting so bad, it was a crushing feeling, as if someone was standing on it. I could not get any air, I could barely walk from one room to the other. Lovebug put a nitro patch on me, and we both kept praying. At the hospital, the EKG showed changes indicative of a heart attack, my heart was in distress. I go for my stress test, and echo cardiogram on December 16, and they will go from there. God will continue to see me through, as He always faithfully has. My life is His, and to me that is precious. Blessings and love to you all.

31 comments:

Heather said...

i'm sorry things are getting so hard for you both. i will definitely add you to our prayers.

Love Bears All Things said...

Praying for you.
Mama Bear

April said...

Denise,

I know you are struggling right now, but God is right beside you. I want you to know that I will say a prayer for your financial situation to be resolved and for your health to improve. God is watching over you, rest assured of that! I'll be thinking of you...take good care!

luvmy4sons said...

Oh sweet sister. I am so sorry to hear of your physical distress. Am so glad that you survived it. I pray for a quick diagnosis and proper treatment. I understand about the finanacial woes. I know God will provide for you. I will pray for His blessing upon your lovebug's attempt to find another job. Hugs to you.

bp said...

I will be praying for you Denise. Thanks for sharing these requests. I missed you yesterday.

Debra said...

Denise,

I keep you and lovebug in my daily prayers.

It is an amazing witness to see you be pressed and still continue to praise the Lord.

I love you.

FromThe Creek said...

We will definitely be praying for your family!

I am so glad to have met you through TT!

In Him,
Christy

Sharon Brumfield said...

I know how it feels when things pile so high that you feel you can not breathe. Lean in to Him girl. When life seems to be proving that He is not in control and does not care...press in.
A person recently reminded me that usually just before the break through things get really rough. Yours has been building...and now it seems as if the axe just hit the strongest part of the tree. Don't give in to the emotions that have already come. Even when you don't feel it....trust. And that faith will be made sight.
I still wear a blue bracelet that reminds me of the faithfulness of my God. When my sight becomes weak....I look at that blue bracelet and I remind myself that feelings come and go....but my God will do what He said He would do.
I had better stop before I preach a sermon here in the comment box.
I love you and I AM praying. He hears! And He answers!

Julie said...

Sweet friend,

I am most definitely praying for you as you have prayed for me often in my times of need. Love you bunches!

~Julie

Tara said...

Oh Denise, you will definitely continue to be in our prayers. I understand exactly what you guys are going through right now. I pray that God poors out his blessings over you and your husband!

Willow said...

Prayers are a done deal, my sweet friend. Now tell me... what else can I do? Please let me help. I don't have a lot but I have enough to share. (And I wouldn't put that in the comment except that I know you'll see it before it posts!)

Michele Williams said...

I am so sorry you are having to go through such difficult and painful times. I wish the doctors could do something sooner for you! If you go to the ER, won't they keep you in the hospital and be able to run all the tests there? It just seems too dangerous for you to be home right now....

We will pray God's will be done also regarding luvbugs job and possible 2nd job. Bless his heart... My luvbug has two jobs as well. I keep praying for his health to continue to do well. Also that the church can continue to pay him too... so many people with hard times... some may be loosing their jobs as well... which where would that leave Jim? Only the Lord knows....

Bless you heart my dear sweet friend. Love, Michele

Tammy said...

Denise,
I am sorry to hear about your health and financial difficulties. You are so strong in your faith - Praise God! Praying for you and your hubby...{{{{HUGS}}}}

Allison said...

Hello my dear friend - Just letting you know that Brian and I are praying for ya'll as always!! LOVE YOU!

Grammy said...

It breaks my heart that you suffer so much pain. I already know the pain of loosing every thing except the place we are living at now. When Jerry had the bypass. He could no longer do the job he was doing. So they cut his hours to 1 day a month. and took his medical insurance away. We had to sell out home and my car and every thing of value. We live in this house in the country that was far from livable. I was able to install the bathroom with in the first week. And finish the plumbing so we would have water.
I have learned to be happy with just a roof over my head. And food to eat. We now have social security coming in. So we are ok now. But this dump in the country save us from a card board box. My prayers are with you my friend. Please do not worry. Because some how it will be ok.

Daphine said...

I am very sorry to hear this news. It saddens my heart for you and hubby. I will definitely be praying for your finanaces, for hubby to be able to find a part-time job and for your health. Bless you friend. Love,Daphine

Heather said...

Oh my dear friend my heart breaks for you & Lovebug my prayers are with you both. I love you Denise.
Heather A.

Laurie Ann said...

Denise, this leaves me in tears - your heart for God in times of crisis like this leaves me encouraged, though. Please know that I am praying for God's provision for you and your Lovebug, both financially and health-wise.

Tiffany Stuart said...

Heavenly Father,

You are in control. We can trust you. You know the number of our days and the reasons for our trials. As much as we know they serve a good purpose, it's still hard to suffer. It's so hard. I'm sad to read again that sweet Denise and her hubby are suffering financially and Denise physically. I pray for your provision to come raining down. Allow your presence to be there in the midst each and everyday. Please God do a miracle on their behalf. We love you. I am just heartbroken to read Denise's heart issues continue. I don't know why, but you do. Please God comfort her. Hold her close. Breathe love over her.

In Jesus name,
Amen

Denise your faith is stunningly beautiful. Love you...

Peggy said...

Blessings Denise...I'm so sorry!

Heavenly Father, You hear my sister Denise and I know that she & Eddie are in Your Hands. We come together for a chord of 2 or 3 won't be broken & we claim your promises in Your Word over finances & health. You are faithful O Lord & You are Denise's Provider. She stands on Your Word, praises You & brings glory to You as they make adjustments. Times are tough, Lord but You are the owner of ALL. You are Denise's Great Physician and she is in Your hands. Give her Your wisdom. It does not seem right that she needs to wait so long for proper health care or tests, Please come to her aid Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Ropheka...Prosper them & give Denise health. Remove the pain, the stress, the breathlessness & restore Denise to
full health in Jesus' Name. Thank You Lord for hearing our prayers as Denise comes to You in faith & we join her in prayer that you will raise her up, save her & this situation of finances to Your Glory! Wrap Your Loving healing arms around her & bring her Your Peace & Comfort! Lead Eddie to the right place for employment decisions & save us all Lord from this great economic problem. Thank You Lord for Denise's faith in You & the testimony she brings as You see her through this. We rejoice in Your Provision & Healing through Jesus Christ. Hear her call & ours.

Sandi said...

Sorry to hear about the income and health. I'll be praying. Instead of buying gifts make gifts or write letters to all your loves ones telling them how much you apprecate them. This is what a young college friend of mine is doing.

Becoming Me said...

I'm so sorry sweetie---I do promise to pray for you

Marsha said...

Oh my sweet friend! When you weren't online yesterday I knew it must've been your health.

You know I'm praying for you everyday, and now I'm going to pray as the Lord brings you to mind each and every day during the day.

Praise God for Lovebug and his health and willingness to find a second job.

These are trying times for sure.

Father, Hold your daughter Denise close to Your chest. She loves you so. May Your heartbeat sustain her fragile heart. Give Eddie direction on where to look for a second job and wisdom in caring for Denise. In Jesus Name I ask, Amen.

LauraLee Shaw said...

Dear Lord, I just come to you on behalf of sister Denise right now. Thank You for providing for her and her lovebug's needs so faithfully. I pray that You would give him a good paying job quickly so that their needs and even extra could continue to be met.

Overwhelm Denise with Your supernatural peace, Father. Prompt her friends to pray and to help as they can, and in the end, may we give You all the glory. In Jesus' name, Amen.

sailorcross said...

Abba,

Gather Denise and Eddie to You, close to You so that they can feel Your embrace. They love and praise You even through these storms of their lives.

Hold Denise in Your arms and heal her, Lord. Grant wisdom and guidance to all that are caring for her in her health needs. Ease her breathing, Lord. Allow her to draw in full breaths of Your peace. Let her feel Your peace in her, the peace that passes all human understanding.

I ask that You guide Eddie in Your wisdom in seeking a second job.

Denise and Eddie have placed their trust and faith in You. We know that You will always care and provide for them.

We come together to pray for Denise and Eddie. Hear our prayers, Lord, and place their minds at rest in You.

In Jesus' precious Name....Amen

Please give Eddie wisdom and guidance in seeking a second job.

lori said...

Denise...
My heart and spirit are in prayer for you right now. I know that things are difficult and I will remain praying for you and Eddie and your health. You are right, Christmas is not "wrapped" up, it came on a midnight clear..only a baby....no tinsel, no tissue, no wrapping...just LOVE...
That is what I'll send you...love and prayers...

Denise, you know that the ladies at the Cafe are praying for you and Eddie..
peace,
lori

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I'm so sorry to read all of this. I pray for your health every day and now I will be praying for Eddie's job situation.

Love,
Beth

Nancie said...

Praying for you. Hugs.

Debbie said...

This is such a difficult time for so many. I will pray for you regarding your health situation and also for the financial concerns. This economic crisis has impacted so many people. May God bless you.

Bernadine said...

Sorry things are so difficult for you right now, I will keep you daily in my prayers.

Lisa said...

My Goodness Denise they didn't keep you in the hospital??? I will definately be praying for you tonight on my may to work and for a job for your lovebug. God is so good, I am still depending on Him to heal my parents, things have come out and it is worst than we thought but God is able.I am reading His word, (His Love story)I am praying and worshiping Him.