Remembering Jonathan in prayer

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

I have spent most of my available posting time updating posts of the past 3 days that I have no energy to post anymore. But what I want to do is to take the opportunity to dedicate this session to a friend's nephew, Jonathan. We have been praying for him for several months now, after he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

We have received messages from our friend during our camp a couple of days ago that Jonathan has been going in and out of consciousness. He is in a very critical stage. The last I heard, he will be transfered back home as there is nothing else that can be done medically.

My friend had asked me which other psalm could she read to him, other than Psalm 23. I suggested Psalm 91.

With this, I dedicated this psalm again to him. I pray that God will have mercy on him, God will be with him and save him.

Psalm 91 (NIV)

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
.......will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, God, in whom I trust."

3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare
.......and from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with his feathers,
.......and under his wings you will find refuge;
.......his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5 You will not fear the terror of night,
.......nor the arrow that flies by day,

6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
.......nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side,
.......ten thousand at your right hand,
.......but it will not come near you.

8 You will only observe with your eyes
.......and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
.......even the LORD, who is my refuge-

10 then no harm will befall you, disaster will come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands, that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him;
.......I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
.......I will be with him in trouble,
.......I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him
.......and show him my salvation."

Picture by Chris Potter

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