Saturday, December 23, 2017

Upcoming Day of Fasting and Prayer

"Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting."
Matthew 17:21

I know many of you are praying for my brother-in-law, LD, who is battling stage 4 lung cancer.
His condition continues to worsen, and the doctors cannot get the bleeding to stop.
As I spoke with my sister, Debbie, last night, she asked if I would call for a day of special prayer and fasting for LD.

I know this is a very busy time for all of us, there is a lot of eating that accompanies this festive and wonderful time of year, and it would be very difficult to fast before Christmas.
But, many times, after Christmas, we all feel the need of taking a break from food and allowing a fast to cleanse the extra food indulgence from our bodies.
So I decided to set the date for the fast for Wednesday, 12/27/2017.

I know many of you are battling your own physical issues, marital distresses, emotional wounds, financial woes, and have a multitude of other mountains in your path.

As I prepared this blog post, I felt led to open this up to ALL of you.
Though I am privy to some of your personal needs, I would never think of adding your name or situation to the list, without your individual consent and permission.
Your privacy is precious and important to me, and when someone trusts me enough to bestow the gift of their confidence, I do not take that trust lightly, nor do I abuse it.
I hold the prayer requests you share with me very close and dear to my heart, 
and I pray earnestly and privately for you.

If you would like to add a prayer request to be included in this universal, collective fast,
please feel free to let me know.
If your need is of a private nature or you prefer to communicate by email, you can contact me by scrolling down the right sidebar to the "About" section, clicking on my name located right next to my picture, then clicking on "Email" on the page that comes up next.
Or, you are more than welcome to leave a comment, sharing the prayer request there.
Perhaps, you want a name included, but not the particulars of your need, or you may want the details included, without a name.
God sees and knows all, and He is ever mindful of our individual needs.
Just let me know what information you want shared publicly, and I will respect your privacy and honor your wishes.

In the meantime, we would SO appreciate your continued prayers for LD,
as through human eyes, things do not look good for him.
It surely takes a concentrated effort to keep looking through the eyes of faith.

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Hebrews 11:1

"For we walk by faith, not by sight..."
2 Corinthians 5:7

Lord willing, I will post the prayer requests to be prayed for around midnight of 12/26/2017,
so everyone will know who to pray for, specifically, in addition to praying for LD.

God bless you all this Christmas season!


  1. Cheryl, I didn’t see you email until after your posted this. Yes, please add my brother in law Mike to your list if you would. Dennis will be fasting and praying on Wed. Although I can’t fast because of medical reasons, I will eat the bare minimum and be in prayer. You are a true blessing in my life.

    1. Yes, dear friend, I surely added Mike to the list. I surely understand your physical limitations, and we SO appreciate Dennis's willingness to fast and pray. You are both surely a true blessing in my life, too, my precious friend. God bless you abundantly.

  2. Dear Cheryl,

    I am continuing to pray, and I will be joining you on the 27th. May the Lord open up the heavens and pour down His healing grace! Love and Hugs to you dear Sister in the Lord!

    1. Much love and many hugs back to you, sweet sister. Your love and support and friendship means more to me than words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  3. Bless you and yours, Cheryl, as we celebrate the joyful welcome of the Baby Jesus, Savior King.

    May your new year be filled with good health, love and joy. God Bless. Hugs.


  4. Will be praying for him continually. Bless you dear Cheryl.

    1. Thank you dear, sweet friend...dear LD lost the battle today. We are so brokenhearted and in such grief. May God have mercy on us all. Much love and gratitude to you for every prayer you have prayed. You are such a blessing to me.