Friday, December 10, 2010

urgent prayer request

dear ones,

it is with such a heavy heart that i request your anointed prayers.
the son of one of my closest friends has been missing for almost
three days.  we are beside ourselves with worry and heartache.

if you would pray for his safe return and leave a word of comfort
for his sweet mom, i would be so thankful.

"suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them.
does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country to go after
the lost sheep until he finds it?  and when he finds it, he joyfully
puts it on his shoulders and goes home.



then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'rejoice
with me; i have found my lost sheep.'  i tell you that in the same
way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who
repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not
need to repent."  luke 15:4-7

gratefully,
lea



58 comments:

Susy said...

Praying for a hedge of protection around him, a safe place with safe people, Divine wisdom and guidance for those that are searching for him, and great peace for his parents xo

Cinnamon said...

{{hugs}} ~praying~

~Cinnamon

Beansieleigh said...

I will say a prayer right away, Lea, for his safe return back home with his family. ~tina

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh shivers are going up my spine..yes, praying right now.
Heavenly Father you know where this child is I pray that you will bring light to his surrounds so that he may be found.
I pray for safety. I pray for supernatural wisdom to know where the child is. I pray that all of this will be for your Glory
I pray for peace to the family...the peace that passes all understand.
Where one can send a thousand to flight, as we all join in prayer may millions of warring angels be released to war in the child and the family's behalf. Deut. 32:30

Farm Girl said...

I will be praying for protection and a safe return.

myletterstoemily said...

jeanette, this prayer brought tears.
thank you!

susy, thank you so much!

Melanie said...

I can't imagine.... Praying earnestly for his safe return. Our Father sees and knows all things. We are never out of His reach. Praying all will be resolved soon and for strength and peace for his family.

love,
Melanie

Debbi said...

Oh, Dear Lord. . . I have prayed, will pray and will continue to pray. I willl share your need with the prayer warriors . . .
~Debbi

Uncanny Colleen said...

God, please help this sweet mom to remember that Psalm 139 says that you know where we are at all times, that there is no where that we can run to that you are not right there. Help her to know confidently that you are with her son...that you are able to protect him, that you are able to constantly remind him where he should be, that you were with him even as he was being formed in her womb. You know that son's thoughts before he has them and you have known each of his days before he was born.

Please take care of all of the details that will bring this son home. Rescue him speedily (Psalm 31:2) and bring this mom some peace.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

I will help pray for his safe return. God knows that I would want the same if one of my kids went missing - God forbid.

Jodie | Velour said...

I'm standing in agreement with the prayers lifted up to Heaven for him here... Amen, Amen, Amen.

Sonja said...

oh I just now saw this Lea and am praying right now and will keep on until God brings this boy home. And for the family, that they will be surrounded by His loving arms and know that He is there and will answer our prayers.

Linda said...

Praying for his safe return. Is he a child, or a young man? Please give us some more info so we'll be able to pray more effectively.

Thanks.

Vee said...

Yes, praying...

Kate said...

i am praying.

Sandy said...

Father, in the name of Jesus I
ask you to send the Comforter,
to come along side this family
in their time of great and
desperate need. Lord I pray a
hedge of protection and a wall
of fire to be about this son of
Lea's friend. Let no evil come
near him, surround him with Your
angels and bring him back safely
to his home for Your glory.
Amen

myletterstoemily said...

linda, he is 22 years old.

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Prayers offered and will continue as long as needed.

May God's loving arms surround all of you who are close to this young man...may God's light shine brightly on his path back to his home and loving friends and family.

Thank you,

Sandy

Dawn said...

My prayers, added to the others...
Lord, have mercy. Reach this boy, keep him safe, may he return home, call home. Keep, the way only You can, this family in your hands.

May they know your peace and your presence in their hour of despair. Touch them, comfort them. May each one turn to you in trust, that you might show yourself to be mighty in thier circumstances.

Be merciful oh, Lord, I pray.

Gloria said...

My heart goes out to you and your friend. I am going to pray right now for God's hand of protection for this young man, and that he will be found soon. ((((Lea & friend)))) hugs to you!
xoxo Gloria

Rachel said...

Father, send your mighty warring angels on behalf of this child. Protect him, draw him to you, and guide him home. Give peace to his parents hearts. Be glorified - we love you Jesus.

Rebecca said...

I join the family of faith in prayers for your friend and this young man.

Debbi said...

Dear Lea, I told you that i would forward the prayer request. Here is a letter that received from my Mother-in-law.

Dear Debbi,

I have sent the request to several prayer teams. Please let your
friend know that the request is being held up from Washington to New
York.

Love,
C

Lisa said...

Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost. Praying for safety, wisdom and light in this situation, Lea.

Lana said...

Dear Lea ~ praying now...

Cheri Bunch said...

Dear Lea,
I will pray with diligence.
Anxiously waiting for a good report with you!
Blessings,
Cheri

Michelle said...

I prayed Jeanette's prayer, as it seemed so perfect, and so comforting at the same time. Please keep us informed!

Cheri Bunch said...

Dear Lea,

I am so blessed by your seeking heart. It sounds like the Lord is working ... He can turn this to good. I hope that He does very soon! For all of you!

My post is not a song. It is a collaboration of scripture. It was my meditation that morning. Most of it comes from Luke chapter 2 NKJV. I love the hi-lighted words. They inspire me.

Gonna keep praying until I hear a good report! Believing for the best!

Love ya!

Anita said...

Wow, Lea, I can't imagine how difficult this is. Definitely praying for everyone involved:-)

Town and Country Mom said...

When words fail, as they do now, we can trust that the One who loves children intercedes for us. Praying.

Single and Sane said...

Praying...

Debbie said...

I'm praying ...please keep us updated if you will.

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh Lea.......praying without ceasing for his quick safe return!
Nancy & family

BARBIE said...

Praying for his safe return!

Thmini2 said...

Praying for his safe return! Hang strong mom, we are all around you with our prayers and love!

myletterstoemily said...

thank you so much for your precious
prayers. there is no news yet from
him.

Jenny Schouten Short said...

I'm praying. How old is he? Is there a photo? Where does he live? State or town?
xo Jenny

count it all joy said...

Praying Janett's prayer. Meredy xo.

My name is PJ. said...

Oh Lea, I'm so sorry! I'm praying for him to be in God's eyes and hands....and for his safe return. I'm praying for his parents to have strength and courage.

chris said...

praying for the safe return of this young person. my heart goes out to you and his family.

Debbie said...

Just saw this...praying right now...HUGS, Debbie

Girl Meets Paris said...

Oh Lea... so sorry. Please tell your friends we are all praying for his safe return, unharmed.

Cheri Bunch said...

Dear Lea,
Have you heard anything yet? My heart is heavy for you all. Praying, friend!
Blessings of peace~
Cheri

Sonja said...

praying each time I think of him... my heart is heavy until we know he is safe!

Darcie said...

Praying!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Dear Father. You understand anxious hearts. At this precious time of year when remember the birth of you own dear son please bind this family together with your peace love and protection that they may once again hug each other soon.

H said...

Saying a prayer right now and hoping that he has already been found.

Vickie said...

Oh how scarey, Lea! Even tho I don't know this friend of yours, all of us as mothers can identify and imagine what it would be like to have a missing child. I'm lifting them and the family up right now to the Lord and praying that he will show up. May the Lord bless and keep her son safe and sound and protected until he can be reunited with his family again. And may the Lord surround your friend and the family with love and faith while they wait. I pray it's very soon!!!

Sewn With Grace said...

I'm praying as I type this. Asking the Lord to do powerful things to return this boy home safely. May God grant all of you peace and comfort in the midst of it all. Our hearts are heavy for you!

Jo said...

Oh, Lea, of course I will say a prayer for him. That is just about the worst thing that can happen to a parent. Please keep us posted.

vivek said...

Hi Lea,

Oh that news makes heart shiver,
Will pray to lord for his safe return.
He will be back soon , just make his Mom and family believe,God will definitely listen to our prayers.

God take care of him.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I wanted to stop by and say hello...and then to read your post here...so sorry that this even has to be something that happened.

Prayers for him, for his safe return, and for strength and peace for all of you during this time of searching.

Blessings & Aloha, dear friend!

Auntie Cake said...

Praying right now, I realize I caught this post late, so I pray that God is in control and his comfort abounds. Keep us posted!
Kate

Cheri Bunch said...

Good morning, Lea! Woke in the night and prayed. I have a 22 year old son, I know how I would be feeling. One of our sons was missing for awhile. It was a horrible time! He was about that age. Thank the Lord, all is well with him now.
Praying as one who has been there!

Sweet blessings,
Cheri

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Checking in...been on my heart all weekend...I can't help but think of the family having sons this age also...let us know please...as we all continue to lift him and his family before the Lord.

High Heeled Life said...

OMYGOSH ...my friend ...Though I always say a little prayer after I mention the people in my prayer book; To help all my blogFriends in whatever way they may need. I will also add him and his family to my prayer book... BLESSING AND HUGS.. xo HHL

Janean said...

i will pray now and every time the Lord brings this son to mind. please keep us posted....we believe.

Southern Lady said...

Lea, I just saw this post. I am praying for this young man. Carla