Day 22 – Pray For Someone You Love 2016

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 Day 22 – Pray For Someone You Love 2016


  1. Edward Francics | | Reply

    Thank you Bruce

  2. Michele Holborn | | Reply

    I was able to tell the person that I am praying for that what I am doing and she was pleased and I said that you have helped me so I just wanted to pray for you.

  3. Gemma | | Reply

    I have been praying for my children and my son in particular for success in his exams. we got the great news today that he was successful. We give god all the praise and honor. Thanks very much for this event it has kept me focused on keeping the faith and believing that god is ABLE

  4. HelenLauritz | | Reply

    Thankyou Bruce You are refreshing me each day in a new way. a new approach
    Thankyou and may God bless you in your work

  5. Joan | | Reply

    Thank you for your daily encouragement. Do any of the other listeners have a word of wisdom re daughter-in-law who does not want my company; who does not speak or acknowledge me when I do see my 3 precious grandchildren? Getting more and more evasive each year.

    • Tineke Edwards | | Reply

      Hi Joan, my daughter-in-law has been very difficult too. She and our son have been married for 30 years now, and as she has got older she seems to have mellowed a bit, but there is still no real communication. I have always tried to act in a loving way towards her and have forgiven her in my heart for the hurts she has caused us. I pray for her each day (as I do for the rest of the family) and then I have to leave the rest up to God. I try and think about her positively, and thank God that she is a good mother and wife, and if she wants next to no connection with us, then that’s her choice and I can do nothing to change that. I just have to accept that and not fret over it. I don’t want to be robbed of my peace. I’m sorry I can’t tell you how you can change the situation, but I can tell you how I have managed to cope and keep my peace. I hope you will be able to do the same. Tineke.

    • Gem | | Reply

      Joan, I really feel for you. May I suggest I that you do something that your daughter-in-law least expects. Pick on a little act of kindness and thank her for it, in person, via a telephone call or email. I did this a couple of years ago when i visited my son’s family for 2 weeks. Their reactions to my note were amazing and I felt so blessed. Give it a go Joan. I will pray for you too as you step out in faith

    • Rita Lewis | | Reply

      Firstly as mother, and grandmother, my heart and prayers go out to you. Family is so important. – In these situations, I wonder where the behaviour comes from?…… A past hurt, …learned?… Have you been able to talk to her, gently, about her thoughts on the situation? …. The impact it is having, on all relationships, concerned; (your son, grandchildren, as well as yourselves). Perhaps ‘asking’ her for suggestions, in which a resolve could come about, to strengthen the relationship.
      All situations differ; suggestions, responses vary. – Personalities, understanding and ownership, etc. can determine the outcome.
      As you say; your 3 grandchildren are precious. Continue to focus on your love for them, being there for them.
      We all have choice, and we are responsible for our own choices.
      We don’t have the power to change others. – They have to want that for themself.
      My hope is that you continue to ‘walk gently,’ pray for God’s guidance, strength
      and intervention. ….. Hand over your concerns, and also your hopes, …
      Trust in him.
      ( I hope the above helps, in some way)
      God bless you.

  6. margaret | | Reply

    Just what I needed to refresh my prayers, thank you Bruce .God bless you and your team.Margaret

  7. Jeevaraj | | Reply

    It is good and encouraging reflection Bruce. Keep it up. God bless you all.

  8. Linda creedy | | Reply

    Linda. I have been praying for
    My adoptive 15 year old son who has many issues with the feeling of abandonment He is a beautiful young man who cannot cope with these issues in a way that is sociably acceptable. Is there another family going through these same things and maybe we can support each other and our child through prayer

    • Shelley | | Reply

      Linda, I’m not going through the same situation as you but I will keep you in my prayers. I give prayerful and emotional support to a cousin who was adopted 52-years ago, so I am familiar with how great that sense of abandonment can be.

      I ask God to wrap his loving arms around your son, so he can feel His peaceful touch, as your son processes the awareness that is causing him so much pain and conflict right now. May you and your family gather strength as you give your son’s situation back to God and ask Him for the wisdom needed on a daily basis to support your son’s feelings of bewilderment about his birth family. I pray that you feel God’s loving presence in your life too, Linda, because you need to take good care of yourself whilst dealing with circumstances that are no doubt causing you a good deal of distress. And I pray that you are led to the right person in whom your son can confide his confusion and from whom he can slowly come to understand that when a mother’s frailty doesn’t allow her to care for her child, that the care attention and love needed by every tot is often met unconditionally by folk outside their birth family. Blessings, Shelley.

    • Rita Lewis | | Reply

      Keep reminding him, in words, (hugs), even messages!….. how much he is loved. ……….. How much he means to you, the difference he has made in your life, and those who love him. Surround him, embrace him with your love.
      Sometimes, when I doubt, a message is ‘getting through,’ I turn to the ‘belief’ …that in the realm of being processed, some part will ‘register.’
      Affirm, acknowledge and trust in God.

  9. Maria | | Reply

    Praying for my niece who underwent a huge op. She contracted an infection. She is the mother of a handicapped young man, living in a 3rd world country. Pl. Help me pray for her full recovery.

  10. John McCabe | | Reply

    Dear Lord Jesus, Our country is drying up, we need rain to wash our country clean. We thank you for the land that is drying up You My Lord are cleansing it, so as to allow new crops and fruit to grow. Please Lord I ask You to allow us rain to fill up our water tanks I thank You My Lord for what we are about to receive. I thank, I Praise and Glorify Your Holy Name, Cover our Land with Your Precious Blood and cleanse the soil I Thank You, Your love for us is perfect I thank You My Lord, Amen

  11. Laurie and Ted Lane | | Reply

    We have been praying for family and numerous friends but especially for our41yr old son who has terminal cancer. I’m asking for anyone who has
    Prayers to spare to join us in prayer for his cure. Thank you and God Bless you.

    • Rita Lewis | | Reply

      Your message touched my heart. -Your dedication in love and prayer for your son. I join you, in prayer, at this moment. May God give him comfort. Also I pray that you continue with hope and courage, feeling supported and surrounded in love. Please know; I will continue to keep you, in my prayers.

    • Janet | | Reply

      Will include in my daily Mass prayers of healing for your son, & the

      • Janet | | Reply

        Laurier & Ted, will include in my daily Mass prayers for healing for your son & the strength you need on this journey of faith

  12. Wendy | | Reply

    Thank you Bruce.

  13. Rita Lewis | | Reply

    Bruce, today, I am prompted by your message, to extend my structure of prayer….. To include, those I have not net/ may never know. They are however, known to God.
    For those who ask to be joined in prayer,
    I join with you, support you and with you, bring your concerns to God.
    This addition, to prayer, refreshes and uplifts my spirit.

  14. Malcolm Leslie Stewart | | Reply

    I am preying for my 18 year old daughter to be happy and hopefully I can reconnect with her again

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