The Prayers of Black Women: May 19, 2013

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle
Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Dear Lord:

Thank you for allowing affording women of color one more day to worship and honor you.   And in doing so we are proclaiming to the world, it is another wonderful Sunday to give you perfect praise.

Thank you for last week’s trials and tribulations that strengthen our characters.  Thank you for giving us the ability to withstand the storms as our characters was being built.  Thank you for answering our spoken and unspoken prayer request because of your promises to humankind.  Thank you for giving us a spirit to continue despite circumstances that are only known to humanity.

Isaiah 40:29-31 proclaims the below:

He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.

Special Prayer Request:

Prayer for Tamika:

We bring Tamika to you in prayer this morning.  She is 33 years old.  She has suffered a massive stroke.  Because she was not discovered within hours of her stroke the doctors are saying they cannot reverse the effects medically.  She does not have insurance or income.  And, worse, yet, Lord, it seems she will have to go to a care-facility for the poor.  When all seems bleak for her about her health, sadly, her relative’s severely dysfunctional habits are adding to her battle to stay in the game of life.

Lord, please give Tamika’s medical team insight about how they can reverse the medical effects from a massive stroke.  Please allow her local and our national government to help with her medical bills.  Please allow her to return home with little to no complications (what is being asked here Lord is for nothing short of a miracle).  Please help her family to see they are making things worse and not better by arguing over minor things.  Please help them to see that she is only 33 years old and have a medical challenge normally given to older people.  Please allow them to see that they have another chance at loving Tamika.  Amen.

Prayer for Wendy:

Lord, we are praying for Wendy that lives in Iowa.  She has stage 4 ovarian cancer.  The doctors are saying she has a 40% chance to live.  Her spirit is high despite medical prognosis.  We are asking you Lord to heal Wendy because she believes you can heal her.  Amen.

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