Need Prayer For My Family and Myself

Discussion in 'Prayer Requests & Praise' started by Gregory Perry Sr., May 11, 2013.

  1. Gregory Perry Sr.

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    Folks...I don't often post down here in the prayer forum and that may be part of my problem. I am 58 years old and have been saved since 1977 (36 years) and I am definitely going through a "rough patch" in my own spiritual life right now. I don't want to complain too loudly about my own problems but I do need to see the Lord's hand at work in the lives of those I care about and also my own life as well. There have been several things that have happened or come to light recently that have really had a profound effect on me. It is these things that I will offer as prayer requests and ask for those that would to join me in. They are as follows:

    1)-I just recently learned that my dear sister-in-law may have brain tumors of the sort that killed her mother and closest sister. I don't believe she is saved. Nor are her daughters, nor is my brother. Please pray for their salvation. None of them care anything for God or His Word.
    2)- I have no real assurance that either of my two sons are saved...and my youngest one was just sentenced to two years in a state prison out in Missouri. The other one lives at Ft.Polk in Louisiana with his wife and my grandaughter. They all need the Lord but seem to show no interest at all.
    3)-I have an older sister who lives in Boston that is so atheist or at the least agnostic that she believes me to be brainwashed. She is so liberal in every respect and she and I have NO common ground past having the same last name. I love her dearly but after repeated attempts to share the Lord with her I know of nothing that I can say to her that would I have not said before. She is the oldest of all of us.
    4)-Lastly....I ask all that would to pray for me. Most of the time I feel as if my spiritual life and walk with the Lord is so superficial. He did so much for me...and while I know that I can't work or earn my way into heaven or His favor....I do want to be more faithful to Him....and if possible, be pleasing in His sight. I fail Him so dismally everyday in even the most basic things about the Christian life such as prayer,Bible reading and study and witnessing. It is a constant struggle for me to accomplish anything. I also had a period of time in the midst of my life (during and after two previous bad marriages) after I was saved that I got far away from the Lord and lived very wickedly for an extended amount of years from the late 80's through early 2004. That time still "haunts" me. Why God was so long-suffering with me in my disobedience is yet to this day a mystery to me. I never had ANY illusions during that time that I was living right...I knew better than that. I should have died many times. I destroyed my testimony for Christ with my family and others and brought much reproach to Christ...who loved me and gave Himself for me. There is more I could say but I won't here.

    5)- Lastly...I have been out of work since June of 2012 and as of yet have not found any suitable work since. My wife is retired and we get by on her retirement OK so we're not in any real dire straits but I do believe that I should be earning an income and contributing according to my understanding of the scriptures about the responsibilities of a good husband. I'm sure my age has become a factor in this job market that exists today.

    Folks....I'm sorry to dump all this on those that read this. I just had to get some of this off my chest. I have talked to the Lord about all of it....but not nearly as much as I probably should. The "art" of "fervent prayer" seems to be difficult for me. Any prayers offered by my friends, and Brothers and Sisters in Christ here will be appreciated.

    Bro.Greg:saint:
     
  2. Wherever You Go

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    Brother Greg, I am praying for you tonight. Thank you for your transparency and humility. God does not use perfect people. He uses sinners saved by His grace. God can and will still use you. The fact that you recognize your neediness is a good sign that you are near that place where God will do a work in your heart and draw you closer to Him. I know life comes at us like :tonofbricks: but it is important to remember that :godisgood: anyway, and He is not done working in and through us.

    About your employment situation, could you tell us what skills and abilities you have? Don't forget I know people in your area.
     
  3. Gregory Perry Sr.

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    Thank You...


    Thank you Brother Jim...I am praying for you as well and I do thankfully appreciate your encouraging words. I have, of late, been reading Bro.Berg's book, "Changed Into His Image" and it has evoked much thought within me.

    As to my employment situation...I will PM you a copy of my current resume which nicely sums up what you need to know in that respect.
    I hope you and your family have a safe and fruitful trip to Kentucky. We hope to go back there sometime to the Creation Museum for a second trip one day...and also to see the Ark when they get it built. God Bless You.

    Bro.Greg:saint:
     
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    Praying for you and your family.
     
  5. Gregory Perry Sr.

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    Thank You So Much

    Sister,
    Thank you so much for caring enough to write. I appreciate your prayers. God Bless You.

    Bro.Greg:praying:
     
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    You and all your life scenarios are in my prayers....
     
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    Brother Gregory I will be at a prayer chat this evening and can ask the lady or ladies there to pray for your family.
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  8. Gregory Perry Sr.

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    Thanks to each of you

    I am sincerely thankful to each of you that have and are offering up prayers for me and my family. They are greatly appreciated. God Bless each of you.

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    I'll be praying for you too. Corrie Ten Boom said: Look at others and be distressed, look within and be depressed, look at Jesus and be at rest. Very biblical advice and our only Hope.
     

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