To help financially during this time of great need, please forward your offering to Tom's sister:
Darla Wexttsen, 16738 N. Tolle Lane, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
checks may be made payable to "Grace Community Church"

There is also a deposit account set up at US Bank to help defray Deb's uncovered medical expenses.
Visit any US Bank branch office to make a deposit in cash or by check for "Deborah A. Smith Memorial Fund".
Please be sure to mention Charity Paddock or Nellie Haverkos to be sure the gift is properly deposited.

If you use this link to join, then go shopping there, as much as 26% of your purchases will help the family.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Shared intercessory prayers for Deb and her family from around the world

Many of you have engaged your online communities as intercessors for Deb. As this happens, search engine results continue to grow, providing a visible witness of God's Love and the unity of the Body of Christ.

Some intercessors also have kindly shared their prayers with Loving Deb Smith. Comments to this post include the text of these intercessions, and may serve to help you as you pray with your small groups, online fellowships, or quiet times.

Please add your own if you would like to share them with the Loving Deb Smith community.

Thank you for your continued prayers, gifts and service for Deb and her family.

Peace and All Good!


Brother Charles n/OEF from Japan) said...

Dear Lord, we lift up before you your servant Deb, in trust that your light is shining upon her, bringing deep healing to every cell in her body, and that your spirit is working through Dr. Needles, doing everything that human hands can do to relieve her pain and restore her to health and wholeness. In trust we pray, in the most holy name of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom all our prayers are acceptable to you, O Lord of all. Prayers and healing energy.
Little Brother Charles n/OEF from Japan)

Paula Clouse said...

Dear Deb and Fam,

I have set an alarm on my cell phone to remind me every hour (day and night) to pray for you. I have mobilized the online prayer groups I am a part of...

These prayers, from my Franciscan brothers and sisters around the world, have also been posted HERE in hope of encouraging and inspiring others to share your needs with prayer groups online:

Br. Ken said...

Most Awesome God, All Good, Highest Love, surround Deb with your ineffable peace that knows no bounds lift her up to the healing light of your grace bless the minds and hands of her doctors and the nurses that they might give her the care that is needed, regardless of want. Send your Spirit most Holy to this family's need.
Br. Ken (St. Bonaventure University, New York)

br. Dick G. n/OEF(Arizona) said...

I continue to hold Deb up to the Divine Healer.
br. Dick G. n/OEF(Arizona)

sr Karen n/OEF said...

Praying feverently for Deb.
sr Karen n/OEF

sr Helen n/OEF(Wellington, New Zealand) said...

Will continue to pray
sr Helen n/OEF(Wellington, New Zealand)

Sr. Magdalena OEF(Houston, TX) said...

Deb and her family are in my prayers, even at this moment.
Peace and all things good,
Sr. Magdalena OEF(Houston, TX)

Thomas OEF (Liverpool, England) said...

In the name of our Lord Christ, and invoking the aid of the angels and saints, we pray that Deb be so spiritually anointed that she may gain comfort and refreshment of both soul and body. May Christ, the Son of God, pour down His healing power upon her and enfold her in the arms of His love. May those who care for her be given inspiration and power to aid her in her need and may her loved ones be sustained by the angels and be given peace and strength as they stand by her side to support her. We make this prayer in the name of Him who is Love.
Thomas OEF (Liverpool, England)

Anonymous said...

Most Holy God,
You have promised that anything we ask in Jesus' name you will do. We humbly and fervently pray for complete healing for Debbie. Heal her eyes, heal her body, give her joy. We will praise you and give you all glory and honor. For you are awesome and wonderful. We thank you that belief in you and your son guides your Holy Spirit to wash over Deb with love and holiness for healing. Amen. M'lu

Anonymous said...

Prayers continue unceasing for you Debbie, Tom, family, friends, and all those who love you deeply. God is holding you in the palm of His hand. May you find healing, peace and hope.

The words below are from a favorite song, many of us hold dear. May the words of comfort flow through you as you are healed by the touch of His garment of love.

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
who abide in His shadow for life,
say to the Lord: 'My refuge,
my God in whom I trust!'

And He will raise you up on eagles' wings,
bear you on the breath of dawn,
make you to shine like the sun,
and hold you in the palm of His hand.

The snare of the fowler will never capture you, and famine will bring you no fear:
under His wings your refuge,
His faithfulness your shield.

And He will raise you up on eagles' wings,
bear you on the breath of dawn,
make you to shine like the sun,
and hold you in the palm of His hand.

You need not fear the terror of the night,nor the arrow that flies by day;
though thousands fall about you,
near you it shall not come.

And He will raise you up on eagles' wings,
bear you on the breath of dawn,
make you to shine like the sun,
and hold you in the palm of His hand.

For to His angels He's given a command to guard you in all of your ways'
upon their hands they will bear you up,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.

And He will raise you up on eagles' wings,
bear you on the breath of dawn,
make you to shine like the sun,
and hold you in the palm of His hand

Larry Howard said...

Lord, we all claim the Bible's promise right now, the one that says you will not put more on our plate than we can bear. Surely Tom and Deb and the people that love them have suffered enough. Please Father, heal her. And while you are doing that, wrap her in your arms and comfort her. Give her joy and peace that defy the circumstance. amen.

Terri Bertrand said...

Dear Deb,

You have been in my prayers constantly. Your sister in Christ and friend.

Terri Bertrand

Larry Howard said...

Dear Deb,

I know the last few days have been particularly rough. My prayer for you today is Philippians 4:13, that the supernatural peace of God which transcends our understanding will guard your heart and your mind. To me, that verse means God's peace is capable of wonders, even removing us from circumstance and setting us in a good place. I pray that for you today, Deb, that He sets your feet in a good place.

Your friend,


Anonymous said...

Deb - I pray for God's hand on you to relieve your pain - for the courage only He can give. The outpouring of love to you is only a gathering up of the kindnesses, encouragements and love you have shared in your life with others. I consider it an honor to have known you.

Love and Prayers, Sharon Stanley

MysticBlueRose said...

Praying utter peace for you and your family at this time.

Debra Masters
Spokane, WA

Anonymous said...

Father, I ask that you bring a renewing of strength, peace, faith and hope into this situation right now. Father, I come to intercede for our beloved sister, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.

Lord Jesus, you are exalted and lifted up!!! PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD!!!

Your Word says "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matt 11:27-29). Thank you Jesus, for giving Deb sweet rest.

In the Mighty Name of the Lord Jesus Christ..AMEN AMEN & AMEN!!


Anonymous said...

God's love surrounds you. The intimate moments you share will be treasured as He lifts Debbie into His heart and loving arms. Yes,we wish she could stay longer, precious vessel of goodness. We wish we could understand His plan, but know his mercy. My prayer is for the love to overwhelm you with peace, knowing that He is with you all and by Debbie's side along with the great cloud of witnesses. For she is indeed a true witness for Christ. Agape love she shares with us everyday, so that we will be able to know Him all the more. God bless you now and always.