mother of 7 - prayer request

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by amazeofgrace, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    I was at my divorce support group 2night at my church and my leader requested prayer for an "un-named woman" in our church who has 7 kids and her husband abuses the Heck out of her. No one knew who she is, accept I do, she had gone on the kids winter retreat with 3 of her kids, and she was in my cabin. She had seemed very forlorn and exhausted, but I chalked it up to the fact that she has 7 kids ranging from 17 -1. But at one point her daughter (11) was begging her to wake up at 3 in the afternoon to play on the slopes with her and her brothers. The poor kid was crying while her Mom slept right through her pleading. "My Mom always sleeps, that's all she does is sleep" it weighed so heavy on my heart, and now knowing this added news. My leader said if this woman does not leave her husband, he WILL kill her, how horrible!

    So I am asking my board sisters to hold this woman and her kids up in prayer with me, her name is Sharon and her sweet daughter's name is Ashley.

    Thank you, it is a humbling reminder to me that someone always has it worse.

    i a n a v (I am not a victim)
  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Goodness. Poor woman, hard to tell if it's utter exhaustion or the fact that she was somewhere safe she could actually dare to sleep. Probably a combination of both. :( I hope someone slips her a pamphlet for the nearest domestic violence shelter.

    I'll keep her in my prayers. But I hope pastor or someone has told her that God helps those who help themselves.
  3. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    actually my leader, God Bless her, had a meeting earlier today with all 4 of our church's male Pastors, and basically spelled it out for them, intervene now or know when you're holding the funeral service a few months from now, that you knew and did nothing.
  4. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Wow. I hope they know what they're doing and they do it fast.
    I A N A V.
    I like that.
  5. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Well said, Lisa! We all need to be reminded of that sometimes...
  6. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Sending the positive thoughts that way.

  7. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Definitely sending prayers.
  8. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Prayers being said.
  9. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Sending prayers...