Friday, September 23, 2011

prayers and petitions.

"The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:5b-7

I come today with many prayer requests.  Please join with me and pray.  I am so sorry I have not be good about submitting prayers, but honestly I have had only two or three requests.  And I was kinda down on myself because I felt like I had this great idea to start a prayer blog and not a big response.  So, typical Allison style.  I just quit.  I have not quit praying.  Oh, no.  But, I have not brought them here.

I started this post on September 10th.  Did not finish.  Then I wrote a whole prayer list to have my computer run out of juice and I had not saved.  So, once again I failed.  But, I am reminded that I am not perfect and God meets me in my mess.  God's grace is more than I deserve.  I am so thankful for His patience and His love for me.

  •  For Phillip and Karen-Phillip was paralyzed from mid-chest down after a fall.  Karen has to go to work and then go visit him after work. Please pray for the different infections in his lung. Pray that he doesn’t give up. Pray that Karen will feel God’s peace and won’t feel alone because He is with her.
  • Pray for the middle-school girls in my Bible Study. Pray that their hearts will be open to God and His love. Pray that He will speak through me to them-right where they are. Pray that they will see each other and others through God’s eyes, not the world’s eyes.
  • Pray for all soldiers in the Middle East, but especially Davis. Pray God will protect him.

  • Pray for E and S.  E went into preterm labor and delivered H (little boy) and M (little girl).  They lost their little boy and M is still in the hospital.  Would you please, please cry out to the Lord on their behalf?  Please pray they would feel the Lord's presence in this time of suffering. 
  •  Pray for my trip to Germany.  Pray that my family would be well taken care of.  I have no doubts that it will be fine but I have never been away from my family for 8 days.  Never.  Pray for my time with S and G to be rich and full of blessings.  Pray for our safe travels home. 
  •  Pray for L and G.  That a certain family situation will end.  Closure. 
  •  Pray for L and blood work to be normal.
  •  Pray for G and her time with her mother this weekend.
  •  Pray for our marriages to be protected and strengthened. 
  •  Pray that as the rain falls down, the roots will grow deeper into the rich soil of God's Truth and we would be fruitful in our journey to being more Christlike.
 "There is none holy like the Lord;
there is none besides you;
there is no rock like our God."
1 Samuel 2:2
Please, if you have prayers and you would like me to post them, you can email me at or

Saturday, June 25, 2011


  • T and her situation with school.  Also, a boy that she loves.  She is aDoraBle.
  • L don't know exactly what is going on.  But, please lift her up in prayer.  
  • a job for a close friends' husband.
  • patience with children
  • facial expressions (i have a problem.)
  • Patty and her upcoming move.  Her husband, Michael, who is taking his 4th bar exam soon.
  • my dear friend, Shelley.  she is flying back from Argentina on Wednesday.  safe travels and smooth transition back home.  she works for Campus Crusade.  she is near and dear to my heart.
  • William.  a close friend of mac who just had his appendix taken out.  And Lorien his momma. 
  • my brother, Jeff.  he has moved to indiana for work.  i know it is so hard for him to be so far away from family.
  • a friend of a friend. her name starts with a k.  she just lost her father suddenly on monday.  she preformed cpr on him and he died in the ambulance.  
  • a friends marriage.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


please pray for:
  • patience with my children.
  • that i would speak to my children in a kinder tone.  i can be harsh.  i roll my eyes.  entirely too much.  so much so that my daughter imitated me to her father.  awesome.  pray that i would give them life and not cut them down.
  • for my parents.  they have endured a lot over the past couple of years.  pray for courage and healing.
  • for our church plant.  for the barrett's who have just moved to columbia with their five children.  and it is the hottest june evah.  i met liz today and she is pretty awesome.  fo sure.
  • our country.  the recession.  people without jobs.  people who are miserable in their jobs.
  • friends who have moved.
  • kitty.
  • contentment.
  • i miss my fam.
  • lisa.
please feel free to share this blog.
it is an honor to pray.
an honor.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Please pray for Kitty

Kitty is precious.  I mean, super duper precious.  She and her husband work for Campus Crusade for Christ at USC.  She is waiting right now to get the results back for a tumor they found in her arm.  This is her post today on her blog.  I can't not share it.  Because it is amazing.  Praying for you, Kitty. 

Monday, June 13, 2011


  • Desperately in need of prayer for Annalee's second eye surgery on July 1.  Four  surgeries + four additional sedated procedures in 6 months has been hard on our family.  Praise God for success from both girls' kidney surgeries.  He is able to do far more than we ask or can imagine!  Please pray for Annalee's safety during anesthesia/surgery, success from this surgery, and a much needed respite from medical woes.  Click here for Laura's blog.  She is pretty awesome.
  •  Please pray for my friend, Patty.  Pray that her house here in Columbia would sell or rent.  Pray the house they have put an offer on, goes through.  Pray for peace.
  • Pray for Lisa.  She is having a really rough time right now.  Please pray.
  • Pray for my friends who have moved in the past year.
  • Pray for Susan (Allison's sister.)  She is due with her first baby boy in 4 weeks.  Her husband, Davis, is set to deploy to Afghanistan a few weeks after the baby is born.  Pray also for our families.  We miss them deeply.  
  • "My prayer is that God will help me be truly grateful for the manna He has been dropping on my family this year.  I recognize it as gifts from Him, and I am astonished by his grace, but I'm having a hard time being truly grateful because it's not necessarily what I chose for myself. He is feeding us right now, and he is making it very clear that he's 100% in control, and we are not lacking for anything. But I'm having a really hard time being totally happy that I'm having to wait and trust and obey. Pray that I would love him better and not be a complainer or grumbler."
  • Contact me here if you would like to be added to our prayer list.  Or just submit a reply to this post.  You can put your name or be anonymous.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

and the winner is.......

I am so excited about this new adventure.  
Prayer is vital to our relationship with the Heavenly Father.
Weed plucking.

So, come and join in.
I will be weekly posting prayers I have received.
I will also post updates on prayer requests.

Here is the way we are going to begin.
Email me here.
Or you may post a comment on the blog.
You may give names.
Or you can be anonymous.
Please send me links and pictures if you would like to.

I want this to be a place where you can come and feel wrapped in prayer.
Regardless of your circumstance.
We all have good and bad times.
My prayer for this prayer blog is for Glory to be brought to Him who loves us deeply.
I pray that no gossip would arise out of this blog.
Only prayer and compassion for others.
No judgmental comments.
No hurtful words.

This blog was not created to be a burden on anyone.
We are to cast our burdens on the Lord.
Lay them at the foot of the cross.
Trust Him with our burdens.
And grow to love Him more deeply.
Draw near to Him.
Abide in Him.

"Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; for

   "All flesh is like grass
   and all its glory like the flower of grass.
    The grass withers,
   and the flower falls,
    but the word of the Lord remains forever."
   And this word is the good news that was preached to you."
1 Peter 1:22-25
The name of this blog is "imperishable seeds."