I am not normally one to ask for prayer on my blog, but for those of you who pray I have three requests that are big on my mind today. In no particular order...
We have a family member who has suddenly had to deal with a mental health issue. Not for me to explain further, other than it has been a struggle to get him to accept the help he needs- in particular, taking medicine. How horrible it is to not be in control of the one thing that controls you- your mind. Pray that his troubled mind will be calmed, that he will accept the help he needs, and that the family will be able to hold up under yet another stress.
I have a friend whose son's future is being affected by Congress and the damnable sequester. Again, not mine to explain, other than it is leading towards depression and the shaking of his faith. Pray that God will surround him with wise counsel and enable him to deal with the challenges set before him.
Third, at last not in my personal circle, but someone who needs prayer. In the Swiss B-league hockey playoffs, a player from Olten was checked into the boards and hit head first. It is likely he will never move below the chest again, and not altogether clear how much other motion he will retain. His name is Ronny Keller, and he is 34 years old. Pray for healing and the courage to face what may come next.
Thank you in advance for your help.