Friday, September 24, 2010

And since I'm praying...

Posting last night about baby Ewan made me stop for a moment and think about some of the others I'm praying for right now...
  • a friend who just lost her father to a very short, very unexpected seven week battle with cancer
  • a friend overseas, "catching" babies (she's a midwife)
  • a missionary friend in Costa Rica who shared on facebook last night that she narrowly avoided a mugging yesterday
  • a pair of friends (siblings) and the multiple people surrounding their family who are watching as their mother fights what seems to be a losing battle with cancer
  • a few different dear friends scattered across two countries who are facing big challenges in their health right now
  • another friend who is part of a team that is traveling to do some training for church leaders in an area of the world that tends to be volatile (and for his wife and baby at home)
and those are just a few of the ones that come more urgently to mind.  it's a funny season, lately, with the people I care about.  so many facing challenging or just "big" things in their lives.  and, it's a privilege to support them, even in the moments where it seems like praying is not much, but is all that I can offer.