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WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for yesterday, today and tomorrow by Marty Martel
May God have mercy on Elynor and give her the peace that only He can give, and that her family will be comforted in the thought that she is in Heaven. In Jesus Name. Amen!
From: Carol Lee Cooper
Date: 06/19/14 00:31:43
Dear Prayer Warriors,
Please keep EmyJoe Bilbrey, one of our Prayer Warriors, and her sweet Mother, Elynor Bellenfant in your prayers. PLease read Emy Joe’s message below and also the other prayer requests she has sent to us for prayer.
So please read her email below. (We’re all praying Emy Joe.)
Carol Lee Cooper
On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:47 AM, Emy Joe Bilbrey <email@example.com> wrote:
Dear Prayer Warriors,
Please continue to keep my sweet mom (Elynor Bellenfant) in your prayers as she prepares to go be with Our Lord……her body & mind are tired and worn out! She is a true Christian and has gone to church/Sunday School her entire life but Bless her heart she is scared of dying. It breaks my heart to see her so afraid. We have assured her that my Daddy & her parents are waiting with God to welcome her to a beautiful place where she will have no more pain. At 86 yrs old, more friends are in Heaven than on this Earth. We have given her “permission” to go and have assured her that her 3 girls and families will be fine. She has NEVER been left alone since Jan. 1, 2013. Around the clock care 24/7 and we have been by her side constantly at NHC Rehab since her surgery. She begs us to stay with her and we do! Please pray for PEACE within her sweet mind and may she make this transition from Earth to Heaven peacefully.
Another patient that needs our prayers:
Rick Swagger- a 52 yr old newlywed who found out 2 wks after their honeymoon that he has leukemia. After his 2nd round of chemo, he developed toxic poison throughout his body. In 43 days, he has been in drug induced comas, had a stroke & multiple seizures. After moving to a Nashville Rehab, he fell out of wheelchair but luckily didn’t break anything! His sweet little wife (who is new to our area) has kept in contact with me through text. I feel God is definitely got his hands on this couple and has placed us in each other’s lives. I met her in a waiting room corner weeping continuously. She was scared and alone. My mom’s minister came into the room to check on things. I introduced them to each other. He went to his ICU room and prayed with them. It breaks my heart to see them in this situation when they should be enjoying life to the fullest together. Her name is Shelly. Please keep them both in your prayers.
There are so many others that want to stay anonymous but God KNOWS who they are!
Please add us to your prayer chains and church prayer lists!
May God Bless you today and EVERYDAY!
Emy Joe Bellenfant-Bilbrey
Date: 6/19/2014 1:36:47 AM
Katie was killed in an accident Sunday morning here in Smyrna. Katie left 2 small children. They have set up a trust fund for her funeral expenses and care for the children. She was the best friend of my granddaughter, Brittany Magness, (whom I raised from 14 months old after her mother and daddy were killed in an accident=(they were 18 yrs old), then in 2010 Brittany also lost her 20-MO old,(Kaylee) by drowning in the pool. She has been through a lot in her 25 years. Pray for her comfort, strength and her emotional status. Thanks, Florine
Prayer for Those Who Have Turned Away
Grant, O Lord, peace, love and speedy reconciliation to your people
Whom You have redeemed with your precious blood.
Make your presence known to those who have turned away from You and do not seek You,
So that none of them may be lost, but all may be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth,
So that everyone, in true love and harmony, O long-suffering Lord,
May praise your all holy Name.
Name: Kathleen “Katie” Marie Davenport Died: June 15, 2014
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for inclusion in to WHISNews21 weekly prayer line initiated by Marty Martel
in the interest of goodwill to all in need of a little help by the way of a prayer
ACLU vs. US Marines
If you look closely at the picture above, you will note that all the Marines pictured are bowing their heads. That’s because they’re praying. This incident took place at a recent ceremony honoring the birthday of the corps, and it has the ACLU up in arms. “These are federal employees,” says Lucius Traveler, a spokesman for the ACLU, “on federal property and on federal time.. For them to pray is clearly an establishment of religion, and we must nip this in the bud immediately.”
– Send in by Judy Welden from mail she received at the WHISNews21 Email Outpost
This is the pilot episode for this exciting new TV show, “Kids Take Nashville” it was first aired on the 4/19/2014 on AMG TV. “Kids Take Nashville is a brand new show on WET TV, produced by Beth Roose. Embedded here through the Standard YouTube Licence. For more on ‘Kids Take Nashville’ click on this link, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpYr4rVX5NvBB5zgfvjnB4g
Garth Brooks is proving to be the new secret weapon for the Irish tourist industry – bringing in 100,000 visitors to the country next month. Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar has revealed that up to a quarter of the 400,000 tickets sold for the country music legend’s five-night run in Croke Park next month have gone overseas. “That’s up to 100,000 visitors coming to Dublin in late July specially to see Garth Brooks. It is a very good boost for trade and there is also the hope that this will generate further business,” a tourism source said.
– Posted by Country Girl CMTT
WHISNews21: Garth, Cathy and I would really love to attend your concert but, we have no tickets, no Airfare and no place to stay while attending your concert. I am sure it will be an amazing show, wish we could be there. Like the song says,”Dreams Are Ten A Penny”
Keep your eyes on Me! I am with you, taking care of you in the best possible way. When you are suffering, My care may seem imperfect and inadequate. You seek relief, and I make you wait. Just remember: There are many different ways to wait, and some are much better than others. Beneficial waiting involves looking to Me continually-trusting and loving Me.
Thank Me for this time of neediness, when you must depend on Me more than usual. Do not waste this opportunity by wishing it away. Trust that I know what I’m doing-that I can bring good out of everything you encounter, everything you endure. Don’t let your past or present suffering contaminate your view of the future. I am the Lord of your future, and I have good things in store for you. I alone know the things I am planning for you-to give you a future and a hope.
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. -Lamentations 3:25 nkjv
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. -Isaiah 40:31 nkjv
We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28
For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. -Jeremiah 29:11 nasb