Monday, October 15, 2012

Pregnancy Loss Awareness

Heaven will hold you before we do,
and keep you safe until we come home to you.
Today is Pregnancy Loss awareness, and I would like to make you aware, that every one of you knows someone that has suffered the loss of a child by either a miscarriage, still birth and early infant death.  You may not realize you know someone, but I guarantee you do.  It is not something you are aware of until you walk the path.  It is amazing and sad how many people experience such grief and do so completely alone.

I would like to encourage you all to support those you know and those you know but you aren't aware they have suffered so, by lighting a candle tonight from 7-8 pm.  I would like to ask that you even go a step further and consider using that time to pray for some of the following situations:

  1. The Ridgeway family (I know this isn't related to pregnancy loss, but it is a huge loss and they need hope in the SAVIOR)
  2. People you know that are pregnant
  3. People that have suffered a loss of a child
  4. Ask God to help you care for people walking such a path
  5. That the GOOD NEWS of Christ can reach those walking this path that do not have HOPE.
  6. (Insert your own)
Just pray...God uses prayer to touch the lives of those walking this out.  He knows who they are, even if you don't.  As a person walking this path, I can testify to how prayer provides hope, trust, help, peace and so much more.  Do not forget to pray for people.  God wants to use you if you will just be willing.

James 5:13-18
13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him,anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.[b] 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18 Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.

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