Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Praying...

Praying for a friend... a friend that I don't know in real life, but someone I realized I've become attached too.

Joanne Heim suffered a stroke yesterday morning... she's young, she's vibrant, she's full of life and now she and her family wait...

I'm a little shocked by my feelings, so I'm praying... specifically Psalm 46 (which the family has requested).

God Is Our Fortress

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. [1] A Song.

46:1 God is our refuge and strength,
a very present [2] help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord,
how he has brought desolations on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the chariots with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

4 comments:

Thompson Tales said...

I just read on Joannes blog, so sad...she doesn't live too far from us. I will keep her in my prayers!

Rachel said...

Praying, too...

Mama Voss said...

Thanks guys... I'm really torn up about this... makes me think a lot about my life.

Karmyn R said...

Makes you realize how fragile and precious our lives are. Definitely saying a prayer for her and her family.