In Need of Prayer

You know it’s interesting how we can go and go and go for so long, trying to be the strong one for everybody else, and then, “pow!”  We hit our limit.

That’s where I’ve been the last week or so.

After having a very nice Christmas with family, (thank You, Lord), life got really crazy for quite a few of us.

The day after Christmas my sister and I started spending long hours going through my parents’ stuff and deciding what they should take, what should go elsewhere, and what was trash.  It was one of those things that HAD to be done, stressful, and not fun.  But by God’s grace, we pushed through and managed to get them moved to the home of my sister and her family.  They could all use prayers, I’m sure, for this huge change that probably feels more like an upheaval to them all in one way or another.

And on this end, in addition to my thoughts going haywire, I’ve been struggling with some grief at times, because there are still affairs that have to be taken care of here, after the whirlwind move.

I didn’t expect to miss Mom like I do.  Mentally she was already not the mom that I used to know, but she still recognized me as a friend or sister when I came over and sometimes remembered that I was her daughter.  She was always glad to see me.

Now she lives about 5 hours away, and her house here is mostly empty, except for a few things that another local sibling and I still have to go through.

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It’s strange how we never realize that the spirit of a place is made up of the people who live in or frequent that place, until those people are no longer there.  Then, we drop in on what feels like emptiness, like a void, like something, or more correctly, someone is missing.

So, I ask those of you who are reading this to please pray for me.  My mind and emotions are in a state of disarray and need some TLC from Jesus.  I can still pray for you all, but I really need you all to hold me up in prayer for a while to help me get past this.

And for those of you who are able to read between the lines, please pray for the other problems that you are able to discern.

Thank you, and Happy New Year!




34 thoughts on “In Need of Prayer

  1. Praying for you now, dear Ruth. Oh Lord Jesus, would You bring to my sister the same comfort that she has so willingly shared with so many of us? May You let her feel Your loving arms surrounding her, and carrying her through every storm. Amen.

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  2. Ruth, you’ve been in my prayers as I know you’ve been busy with this important task. I’ve missed reading your posts but I’m praying for God’s peace over this busy time in your life.
    I’m sure you’ve mentally noted some good lessons (poems too) that our Lord’s been teaching you during this time and once things settle you’re going to be able to relax, write, and praise Him!!

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  3. Oh my goodness! I’ve been under a rock and we need to catch up for sure. Prayers. Prayers. And prayers. Putting you on my list so that I am constantly reminded as I look at my daily lists to send a short prayer up. Love you.

    “Cast all your cares upon Him for He cares for you.”

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    1. Thanks so much, dear Brittany! You needed to be under that Rock for some sweet rest and refreshment so you could meet the new year with a smile. I’m honored and moved that you’ll put me on your lists to remember to pray for me. Thank you, precious sister!


  4. My heart aches for you in these devastating events in your life, Ruth. I pray Jesus will hold you so close to His heart that you will feel the rhythm of His faithful love for you! May He do the same for your family! Love and blessings to you!

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  5. I’m so very sorry that you’re enduring this season. I pray for wisdom, comfort, and guidance.
    “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because[g] the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” – Romans 8:26-27

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