Thursday, January 7, 2010

Covered

My prayer for each one of you is that you would have the divine opportunity to feel the presence of the Lord totally engulfing your being. Not to sound weird or "out there", but this is what I feel in this very moment. God's presence, the spirit of the Living God, covering me.

Brian and I are part of a wonderfully supportive young married Sunday school class. They have claimed Psalm 30:2 for me. It says, "O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me."

There has never been a time in my life when I needed the Lord's healing more than now. There has never been a moment where I stared more clearly at the grave than now. There has never been a time when I appreciated God's gift of life more than now.

My friends, I'm going to continue to beg you to pray diligently for me tonight. I know that I'm being selfish, and I can only hope that you'll bring the same burdens to me when you have them. To me, there is not a more loving thing that we can do, other than pray for one another.

Please join with our Sunday school class in praying Psalm 30:2 over me.

My tumor is being sent off to be studied and researched, in order to determine which treatment plans are best for me. Would you please pray that an extremely successful treatment option would be determined?

Again, I can't tell you how blessed I feel to have such a supportive blogging community. The love that I receive from people who I have never even had the privilege to meet is incredible!

Much love!
Lindsey

28 comments:

Suzanne said...

Lindsey, I am praying for you! I came across your blog from beth moore's blog...I was so interested in your story which is somewhat similar to mine, I am 37 and was diagnosed with breast cancer almost 1 year ago. What we have most in common is to give God the glory, He is so faithful and is our Healer. I am continuing to read your blog and encourage you to keep fighting the good fight of faith. He is holding you in the palm of his hand. I have a caringbridge.org site where I have written many (let me rephrase that, God has written) devotions this year, should you feel led to read. I pray for your complete healing in the name of Jesus. Amen. Blessings, Suzanne Moore, Birmingham, Alabama

Amber said...

Yes mam. We are praying. My husband and I both. Thank you for the ways you encourage me!

Alabamamom said...

I'll be praying this verse specifically for sure.

Anonymous said...

Lindsey, I pray with you for Healing from the Ultimate Physician. You are an encouragement to all. I know that step by step God is using this to His glory! Love you! Rachel

Leslie said...

I am praying for you throughout the day as the Lord has brought you to mind a lot! I will join in praying that scripture over you and specifically for the treatment research. Blessings...

one of nettie's girls said...

Getting ready to pray this morning. Thank you for giving me one more way to bring you before the throne.

Audra said...

I am praying for you Lindsey. I'm sorry for the hardship of this time, but I'm glad you have Brian to be your rock. I wish I could be there to give you a hug, because I know sometimes that says more than anything, but I'm way up here freezing my booty off in Arkansas. So just know that you're in my thoughts and prayers each and every day. Thank you for letting God work through you.

Anonymous said...

Lindsey, I am praying for you and Brian both. You both are covered in prayer from Plains, KS
Tressa

erinkern said...

Daily praying. I'll add this specific verse to the prayers.

Mark said...

Lindsey,
Want you to know you have been on our hearts from the time we entered Uganda until our arrival back in the U.S.A. We were blessed to see your sponsored kiddo Mark as soon as we arrived in Masaka for the crusade. I was immediately struck with the realization that he looked so happy in his countenance. He didn't seem like the same child we met just 5 months ago! God is transforming this precious little boy because of your love and prayers girl! It's a true miracle and I just wanted to encourage you to keep up your strong faith for Jesus who is the resurrection and the life! God also brought you to mind when we were in church there and Pastor Emmy asked for us to lift our loved ones to Jesus in prayer. God is your mighty fortress! You shine for Him and we are inspired by you! We link our faith together with you for your healing in Jesus' mighty name!

With love,
Monica, Mark, Bailey and Libby Barret

Laura said...

Praying for you. Where two or more are gathered....

Cari said...

Praying, praying, praying. Thank you for giving us these specific requests.

Sweet Simplicity said...

Thank you for being so open and honest with us about your feelings and concerns. I know it is easy to put on a brave front in the blogging world or any world. I will be praying and saying this verse for you.

Following my King said...

Lindsey,

I came to you as a result of seeing a post you did on Beth Moore's blog... I am praying for you my siesta in Christ!

Angela Sweeny
Stoutland, MO

Liz said...

Lindsey, I'm praying and thinking of you all the time. God be with you, protect you, comfort you.
All my love,
Liz

Kinsey said...

I woke up a couple of nights ago in the middle of the night thinking about you and Bryan. You are heavy on my mind lately, and I pray for you anytime I think about you.

Allison said...

Just said a prayer and will continue to do so in the days to come.

Whitney said...

I love that you literally have people all over the world praying for you. Know that through your various trials, you are blessing and changing other people's lives around you. What a beautiful testimony, an amazing example and a true warrior of faith you are. Keep trusting. We'll keep praying.

Beauty From Ashes said...

Lindsey,
I read your latest post right before I headed out for a two hour drive for a meeting at work. I prayed for you and Brian, that you would feel God's love and peace around you. The thing that kept coming to my mind to pray for was wisdom: wisdom for the doctors in knowing the best way to treat the cancer, wisdom regarding all decisions for treatment in all areas, wisdom for you and Brian as you face tough decisions and uncertainity. As I prayed the verse, I was reminded of how not only is God our Healer, but He is our Jehovah-Jireh, the Great Provider. I pray that He will provide healing and whatever else you need. Know that you are loved and being prayed for!

Scott and Katie Dietrich said...

Praying for you! God heals, trust in him...

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SweDaisy said...

I will continue to pray for you until the cancer is all gone and you can go back to your normal life.

God bless, take care,
Lisa

Paula said...

Lindsey,
We are all praying God's healing for you. Power of Prayer on FB is praying for you. God has covered you with His peoples prayers. We will pray without ceasing.

mrs. darling said...

praying psalm 30:2 over you every day, all day long. and praising God NOW for your healing, your miraculous healing. praising Him for His grace, mercy and strength He will pour out over you and brian.

m. e. p. said...

I will continue to pray specifically for you - and for the doctors to find the answers they need to treat you in the best possible way with the best possible outcome. lots of love and prayers for you each chance I get. You remain on my heart so I pray for you many times throughout the day whenever you come to mind. I hope you continue to feel our love. I may not know you personally, but I followed before your first diagnosis and I've been in the back cheering for you and admiring your strength all along.

love,
Mel

Katie said...

Prayers for you over here!

Amy said...

Lindsey, Our FBC SS school class is praying for you as well as our family. We will claim that verse in Psalms for you as well. Continue to keep be strong in the Lord!

Scott Clifton said...

Hey Lindsey, long time no talk to. My mom mentioned you the other day and I had no idea that the tumors were back. :( I'm praying for you and for God to be your strength.

Anonymous said...

Just letting you know another total stranger is praying for you.