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Friday, June 24, 2011

Fasting and Fearless Friday, 6/24

Welcome to Fearless Fridays!  

Be sure and visit Angela's blog *which is where Fearless Fridays originated* and stand in agreement with the prayers listed there.  

You will need to visit her comment section.

 There is a spiritual battle going on.  Are you ready for war?
They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and  
can face their foes triumphantly.” 
~ Psalm 112:7-8 NLT
I have some fantastic news to share!  But I have to tell you, this was a busy week and I didn't do a very good job of keeping last week's post updated.  However, it is still buried around here somewhere and you are more than welcome to go back and refer to it if you like.
Two weeks ago, we had the following request listed:

Please be with the little three month old girl that was beaten.  Father, it breaks my heart.  I cannot imagine such cruelty.
Last week, I attempted to find out how this baby girl was doing.  My contact person, who works in the hospital were this baby was admitted, had been off for two days and simply said she didn't know.....the ICU room was empty, but they had a definite cause of her injuries.  So, last Friday I added this update:
No longer in the hospital; condition unknown. Said to be shaken baby syndrome.

This past Tuesday, I received a excited call.  "I'm calling to let you know how Bethany *not her real name* is doing."
Me ~ "Who's Bethany?"  Because I had never been told her name.

Caller, "The baby we admitted with shaken baby syndrome!"
 Me ~ "Oh, okay."
Caller, "She is going to be fine!"
Now, there is still the possibility she may have some slight problems, but she is alert, eating...doing everything a three month old would normally be doing.

AMAZING!!!  What a miracle!
 God is Amazing....HE is Jehovah-nissi ~
The LORD is my Banner!
The emergency room staff was amazed at how this turned out!

"He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was LOVE."  Song of Solomon 2:4
God has a purpose for this little one and HIS banner of her is LOVE!  And HE has a purpose for YOU!
Many of you prayed for Taylor (Linda's daughter, Prairie Flower Farm) last Tuesday.  Taylor is doing great...considering she had a horse on top of her three days ago.  She's sore and bruised, but she is going to be fine!  Praise God!

You can read about Taylor's incident here.

There was another praise report, B.J.'s husband will be able to move home, as he received a job that is much closer to where they live.

There are other answers to prayer we are praising God for, but these are the ones I really felt lead to write about here.

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 Okay,  it is a little after 2:00 a.m. ~ So, let’s get started ~
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”  

                                                       Isaiah 53:5

"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."  Isaiah 55:11 

Father, I am praying for and sending YOUR Word to those listed below.  As it is written, when Your Word goes forth, it does not return void.  Rather in accomplishes that for which it was sent!  Father, I ask that it be so in the lives of the following.  May YOUR tender mercies and healing touch minister to each person listed.
Father I am praying for those dealing with cancer ~

Rob Thomason
 Pia's father 

(*Pia and her father will be traveling to China on Monday for his third nano chemo treatment.  Please keep them in your prayers for a safe flight as well and praying for her father's healing.  Also, keep Pia's mother in your prayers.  She is ill and having dialysis three times a week.)

Heart conditions ~

Heather's (in Oregon)  father
Father, I thank you for the opportunity to pray for the following three ladies.  All three are such precious women of faith.  Their love for you, for their families and others knows no bounds.  All three have MS.  All three have had major flare ups recently.  We desire that all three be healed in the name of Jesus.  Father, YOUR WORD says, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”  (Hebrews 11:6)….Because they do diligently seek YOU, I ask that YOU would heal their bodies.  May Wendy, Gert, and Terry be healed in the Name of Yeshua.

Parkinson’s ~
Ron Hicks (also needs salvation)

Eyesight ~
Onie and Lord I ask you heal Onie’s leg also.  Update:  the doctor says Onie's leg is healing nicely.  For those of you who don't know, Onie fell while going to the cellar a few weeks ago.  She actually fell from the top step into the cellar and knock a chunk out of her left leg.  Onie is in her 70's. 
Linda W.'s cousin (S.J.), has small cataracts on both of her eyes and request prayer.

Joint pain ~

Kim in Ohio's husband ~ a rip in his shoulder muscle, praying he receives a complete healing!

Other illnesses  or injuries ~

Asking for a complete healing for Taylor.
Bren ~ Father, give the doctors wisdom to discover what is causing Bren’s health problems and may she be set free from these issues.
Sara ~ heal her wrist and her right hip, Father

Anney's mother-in-law

Father, please be with Terry and Melissa, as they go to doctors trying to find what is wrong.  Father heal them in the Name of Jesus.
Surgeries ~

Angel ~ Father, I am claiming Ezekiel 16:6 for Angel, "And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live."
Update ~ Angel had surgery on the 16th.  The surgery went well and she was off the ventilator in a very short time.  When writing this, it looked as if she would be discharged sometime today (Friday).  This is sweet, prayer warriors,  It is an amazing answer to prayer.  Thank you, for praying. ~ Angel's family
Please continue to keep Angel in your prayers.  The doctors are somewhat concerned about her blood count.

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” ~ John 8:32

Father, I am standing in the gap and believing for salvation and/or deliverance for ~

Anney’s son
Lynne’s son, a daughter-in-law and her daughter & son-in-law
Phil’s father
Bren’s daughter and sons and father
Autumn Grace’s son and d-i-l
Leigh and Stacy Lynn
David, Walt, Penny

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” 
Ephesians 3:20

I am asking that the needs and finances be meet of the following ~

Shoshannah and her family
Beverly and family
Anney and family
Linda and family
Bren and family
Terry and family
Linda and family (different from above)
Pam and her husband (and help him to find work, Father)

“Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.”  

 Leviticus 26:4

Praying for those areas of the country that need rain ~ especially Colorado, Kansas, western Oklahoma, and west Texas.  

Praising God for the 2" of rain in south Texas!  Thank YOU, Father!!

Father, we thank YOU for the rain YOU poured out of Kansas last week.  Please continue to pour rain in the areas where it is needed..   
Father, I ask You to be with our farmers and those who supply our food.  Be they be blessed in a special way.  May the increase of their crops and harvest confound the wicked!  May YOU fill their storehouses to overflowing and may YOU be their source!

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;”  ~  Psalm 103:2 - 4

Praying for the people in the areas that are experiencing flooding

Lifting those who’s lives have been changed due to major disasters, not only here in the U.S. but around the world.

Praying for travel mercies for Dave and Wendy, Mary (A.G.) and her husband, and Bren, Ashlyn and Bren’s dad.  Update:  All of the above made it to their destinations safely!

Be with those in and around Fort Calhoun, Nebraska.  Spread a blanket of protection over the people there and the farmland.

"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."  Matthew 18:6

Praying for protection for little Mallory.  May God’s angels watch over her continually and may she be kept safe.

Praying for V’s adoption to go forth smoothly and quickly and may any obstacles that remain be removed.  Give V’s new family all that is needed to see this through to completion.
*Update* on V's adoption...there has been a breakthrough and things are beginning to move quickly.  Please pray all the papers and such will be filed correctly and things will go smoothly.

 Praying for Samuel who has Celiac Disease.  May he be healed in the name of Jesus.

Father, also be with  Little Ellianna.  Heal her small body and may she and her family be blessed in every way.  Update:  Ellianna had surgery yesterday, I believe, and I haven't heard how that went.
*Update:* on Ellianna at the very bottom of this post!
Plus a sweet picture.;)

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.” ~
Psalm 37:23

Praying for my friend Parsley’s husband as he considers changing jobs ~ may he follow the path that Our Heavenly Father has chosen for him.  Also, their daughter is experiencing terrible headaches.  May she be healed in the Name of Jesus!

Update:  My sister (Bobbie) called and requested prayer for God's will, as she interviewed for a new position within the (same) hospital where she works.  This job would put her back in IT, so she is excited about the possibilities, but wants it to be God's will if it comes through.  Update, on my update:  She is being considered for a position which will come available in August.  Prayers are appreciated.

Father,  we come here again praying for families.  I stand on Your Word and bind Satan from the family unit in the Name of Yeshua.  You said, whatever is bound in earth would be bound in Heaven and whatever is loosed in earth would be loosed in Heaven.  Father, please bind the enemy of our homes and loose the power of GRACE and LOVE in families, that their homes might be like sanctuaries where YOUR Shalom resides!

"So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him" 

Isaiah 59:19 

Father, I ask that You would be with each of those participating in “Building Our Homes Together With Jesus”.  Father, help us to build our homes, so that when others come, they will feel Your presence.  May we have the energy and the resources needed for keeping our families’ needs met and give us words that would bring encouragement to others.  May YOUR Banner over each of our homes be LOVE!  If there are financial needs, I ask that You would supply those needs according to Your riches in glory.  But most of all, Abba….may we reflect Your light and the message of salvation through your SON.  You and You alone are the giver of all good things!  May we hide YOUR Word in our heart that we might not sin against Thee. 

Betty Jo has a request concerning her daughter and family's new home.  Father, please remove the obstacles that are standing in the way of a timely move.  She also has requested prayer for her parents to be able to sell their place.  Father, please send the right buyer.

 “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” ~ Isaiah 40:31

Special prayers for my friend Anney, who’s m-i-l has dementia and is staying with them.  Father, I ask that you lighten Anney’s burden and renew her strength. Update:  Anney's m-i-l was able to move home, at least for now.  Thank you, for answered prayers!

Father, I lift all those who diligently work as caregivers.  May You reward their sacrifice.
 Father, we also continue to lift Anney’s mil to YOU.  May she be content in her circumstances and please keep her safe. 
Father, we lift Linda’s step-mother that You might heal her body and give her strength.  We ask that You move in the midst of Phil’s family, that they might come to know YOU.  Father, please heal Linda’s ears and refresh both her and Phil’s bodies.  And Lord, I ask YOU provide a new home for Linda and Phil.

Father, may YOU move in the lives of Bren’s Aunt Bobbi, bringing comfort to her hurting heart and Father, asking YOU clear the way for this move Bren’s son will be making.

Praying special prayers of protection and safety for the men & women in the military and their families.  Father, please be with Jason and Brian along with all those in foreign lands.  May they see YOUR mighty hand at work.

  Praying for our country and our leaders - may we repent as a nation and seek Your direction, Father.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” ~ Psalms 122:6

Father, I pray for the city You love.  May peace surround Jerusalem, may eyes that are blinded be opened and may those that are captive be set free.  May the people of Israel know the TRUTH and may Your Shalom be their Peace.  We pray for the protection of the Land of the Book!

Father, be with Beth's son, Josiah, as he undertakes another mission assignment for the Glory of Your Kingdom.  May You surround him with angels that will minister to him day and night.  And may Beth be at  peace her heart, knowing Josiah is in YOUR perfect will.
 Beth also has an unspoken request. God knows, He hears and HE will move the mountains that need to be moved.
Father, I stand in agreement with the requests on Angela's blog.  May each need, each desire be met.  
"We are confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you (us) will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:" (Php. 1:6)

Father, I ask that YOU speak to Stephanie's heart and draw her back to her first LOVE.  May YOU alone rule and reign in her life!  Father, YOUR LOVE toward us is so Amazing!

Father, there is a church that is need of prayer for direction.  Please show them Your will and Your perfect timing. 

Father, I have one unspoken request, but I know YOU know my heart on this.  May it be done according to YOUR will.
Praise YOUR Holy Name, Father.....By faith we see strongholds falling....YOUR WORD is ever TRUE!  We thank YOU for Your Son and it is in His Name, the Name of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah we ask and believe all these things.

It is important we believe the good report (God's WORD) and not the lies the world tells is the same as it was with the spies that were sent into the Promise Land.  We have to hold fast to what God says is the TRUTH.  Never loose sight that  “We are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” ~ Romans 8:37
Ladies, our contact information is on my sidebar in the top right hand corner.  I hope I haven't left anyone out.  I have a little one (4 y/o grandchickie) who is awake and unhappy.  I will try to get around early in the morning and recheck everything.
Until then, know we are is an honor to lift your requests to our Heavenly Father!  Abba, loves each of YOU ~ never doubt it!
May your homes be filled with the peace that passes all understanding.  May God's Shalom settle over all your cares and needs like a blanket.  Remember, HE is Jehovah Nissi and HIS Banner over YOU is

This is a new request...please pray for Felisha Wood.  They have two bulldogs that were fighting and she tried to separate them.  That resulted in her getting attack.  She had to have stitches and stables and has some torn muscle tissue.  Please lift her in prayer. 
(Julie, we are mashing those buttons!  God is good!)

*Praises!!!  Update on Ellianna  Praises!!!*

First a new picture:

I took the picture and the update from Linda's blog.  Yes, I just c & p'd because I wanted to make sure
you have the opportunity to read this amazing report!!!

God is good! 

Report on Ellianna.........thank you for praying. As many of you know she had surgery again on Wednesday to get a new final shunt put in. Here is a update from Hannah. I thought it would be easier to put this up for those who want to read. God is there for this precious family!!!

Yesterday as Ellianna was getting ready for surgery, her doctors became increasingly concerned about her blood work.  Her electrolytes sky-rocketed since being admitted last Thursday, and were high enough that they could cause serious problems with her heart.  They were worried that she has an underlying condition causing this, separate from her brain issues.  They checked an EKG of her heart right before surgery to make sure she was stable enough to tolerate being put to sleep.  It looked fine...

Surgery went very well and her doctor came out beaming, pleased with the outcome.  Her head pressure could go down really rapidly now.  We were handed a little bag with a clump of her hair they shaved...she has an incision on the back of her head and another in the center of her belly.  Poor little thing is swollen all over.

We were moved from the pediatric floor into the PICU so they could keep a closer watch on her.  Morphine, Tylenol, and Motrin seemed to slightly dull her discomfort.  We answered a barrage of questions from the intensive care doctor... I left feeling like they doubted our capabilities as parents.  They drew labs one more time to see if anything had changed and then were going to consult with other doctors to see if they could figure out what was going on.

I reluctantly left my baby's side to pick up the other kids and spend the night at home.  I could tell Mark was worried and needed to be with her for awhile.  He texted me later and said the results were back and they showed all levels were NORMAL!  This was astounding to us.  They checked them again this morning and everything still looked perfectly normal.  Not sure what happened...either there was a mix-up, or God gave us one of those miracles we have been praying for.  Either way, it is nice to be able to breathe out.

Ellianna is drowsy today, but wakes up every few minutes seeming to be in pain. Everything looks stable though and she is starting to eat again.  We will hopefully be moved back to the regular pediatric floor today and hope her discharge will be soon.

Thanks to everyone who is supporting thoughts, prayer, meals, time off from work, and helping out with the other kids.  We feel so blessed to have such a wonderful army of friends and family holding us up. 


  1. Thank you for the updates also Cheryl..praising God for His faithfulness, for doing more than we could have asked, imagined or prayed for. Ephesians 3:20

    I have quite a few prayer requests that were left in my email this week, plus quite a few customers from Walmart asked for prayer...

    I hope to get them up before I go to work this morning, if not, later on this evening....

    God's gift to us this day..."I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart." John 14:27 My prayer for each us today, that we not only receive this precious gift from our Father, BUT open it up and accept it!!amen amen amen

  2. thank you for praying, cheryl. thank you for including mom and dad to your prayer list. prayed along with you for everyone here.

    God bless you!

  3. So many prayer concerns, but our pastor once reminded us, 'What is small or big to God who is Lord of the Universe??!'

    Did I ever tell you that three different quizzes tell me that I'm also an Elinor Dashwood? :-)

    P.S. Send me your mailing address and I'll indulge your desire for the wildness that lay beneath our old wood pile! (at least I'll try)

  4. You are an amazing woman and a great prayer warrior, so inspiring!!

  5. I agree in Jesus Name!!!!!!!!!! The Name above all are so precious Cheryl! God looks down and looks into your face and finds you FAITHFUL. What a gem you are to HIM and to me!

    Hugs and may the God of the Universe answer according to HIS will all these precious requests.
    Love you sweet friend, Linda

  6. Adding my prayers for all of the needs and requests. Praising with you about the answered prayer!

    Thank you so much for adding SJ to your list - and for the prayers that you always have for us. I hope that you know how much you are loved and prayed for each day.
    Linda W.

  7. Lots of prayer and praises going up. Thanks for sharing all of these. I'm glad that three month baby girl is doing okay. I'll be praying an extra hand of safety over her!!!

    Thanks for praying for my dad :) :) He's hanging in there...but definitely can't move a s fast as before. He talked to the nurse today because he had so me questions about the medication he's supposed to be taking. Continue to pray for him :) :)

    Have a good weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  8. 2:00 a.m. Gracious, Cheryl! I hope you got a nap today!

    Those were some mighty awesome praises and will expect more as God's children continue to call on His name!

    Be blessed today, Miss Cheryl! You are certainly a blessing!

  9. Can you get me the address to send the purses to. I also have some different teas for you to use.

    Thanks Holly

  10. I sure can Holly. It will take a few minutes, but I will get it for you.


  11. I just want to add my agreement to all of the prayer request & say that I can feel God moving in my heart and life....He is so good and so gracious. His Banner over me is LOVE.....He is Jehovah Rapha my healer and he is healing me daily, Praise His Holy Name. I am praying for the list of request. I am humbled by the opportunity and thank Him for uniting us thru our computers so we can join our hearts in agreement and lift these needs to Him. Bless you all.


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