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Monday, April 23

Pray for Me?

This morning I burned the kids’ toast. Never one to be defeated by a situation, I stood over the kitchen sink and scraped off the burnt places. I smiled at being able to salvage the situation.

Taking burnt toast and making something good from it is pretty much a theme in my life.

I like seeing the bright spot.

I like intentionally looking for the good in all situations.

I like being positive.

But there is a time to set down all the positivity and just simply ask your girlfriends for prayer.

A week ago Friday I had to have emergency surgery on my ears. And while the pain is gone, there’s a really loud constant ringing in my left ear that hasn’t stopped. It’s now been two weeks with this awful ringing and while I’m trying to be brave, I’m feeling super weary.

And I’m having a hard time hearing. A really hard time.

When the doctor tested my hearing last week it wasn’t good.

Please pray for me. I really need the Lord to miraculously touch my ears.

And please pray for me to be able to concentrate.

When I’m supposed to hear something, I just want to hear it. And when there is supposed to be silence, I just want there to be no ringing.

These things are such gifts I have taken for granted.

God forgive me for taking so much for granted.

Thank you sweet friends. I really appreciate your whispers to God on my behalf. I need them. And I will certainly be praying for you today as well.

God treasures the prayers of His girls. Psalm 141: 2 (Message) says, “Treat my prayer as sweet incense rising; my raised hands are my evening prayers.”

Oh that we might fill the heavens with the sweet aroma of our prayers today. Which is a whole lot better smelling than burnt toast.

Discussion

  1. 307

    Hi Lysa,

    I have been reading your daily devotionals through bible gateway for almost a year now and have really enjoyed them. Today’s hit close to home. I have nerve damage in my right ear that happened 1 1/2 years ago. As a result, I’ve lost partial hearing in that ear and have constant ringing…….The specialist says it’s irreparable, but I believe it is 100% repairable! I told my doctor that I wake up each morning to the sound of ringing in my ear, but believe that one day it will be gone! Jesus stripes were for our healing and I am claiming them for my ear! I will keep you in prayer and pray for your healing as I know EXACTLY what you are going through. I’m at rest believing for my healing in Him, but can also relate to the panicky human moments………especially when all the kids are talking at once! :)
    Thank you for reminding me that God understands our humanness!
    God bless you for being a blessing to others,

    Joanna

  2. 308
    sherry Harrison says:

    Hi Lysa,
    I know you won’t remember me – I met you at the PURE conference in Austin, TX I am now Melissa (Tamplin) Harrison’s Mother-in-law. Dalen & Melissa have been married a year now. Just doesn’t seem possible.
    I just wanted to write to encourage you about the ringing in your ear. My husband has had the same thing & I have a similar thing going on in my right ear. One thing that has helped some is to try to lower the sodium intake.
    We will be praying for you. I KNOW the Lord already payed for our healing.
    True we do take things like hearing for granted.
    Blessings to you and your ministry.
    Sherry Harrison

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    Linda Ritter says:

    OH Sweet Lysa!!you have touched, us dearly, with your CD>S, on made to crave I could listen to you all day… God Bless you, & I’m praying, for fast relief, of your Ears, Dear,,,no pain greater than that<3 WE' will cotinue to pray, God's healing hands & comfort on you hug's<3

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    Vicki G. says:

    My husband has this too and it bothers him greatly…praying for healing for you both!
    Could you put my daughter Alex on your prayer list? She is lost and estranged from her
    Family, married to the wrong guy and not being a good mother to her toddler. She is so
    Changed, it is hard to recognize our daughter anymore. her life is in shambles, but now there is a precious little girl at risk too. Please pray for her.

  5. 311

    Lysa,
    I will pray for the healing of your ear. I will also pray that God will give you the strength to focus and concentrate despite your ear.

    I have a mild hearing loss/tinnitus in my left ear as well, that comes and goes.

    God’s peace-
    Gretchen