Friday, August 1, 2008

Here Am I ~ Send Me...Official Prayer Journal For Caty M

Whether you are a family member, longtime friend, an acquaintance or new admirer of Caty M.
Whether you personally know her or not.

ALL of us have had our hearts and lives joined together by one common concern.
The health and care of Caty and her family - Dad David, Mom Courtney and Brother Colin.

On July 14th I received a text from Courtney that Caty was going in for some testing for a mass that was spotted on her back and to please start praying for her. I will not forget that day and the days that followed. Those are the days that God got our attention quick and we began a new level of trusting Him.


That is also the day that we began to witness a young life live out the desire to do what the Lord had already called her to do...Reach lives for Him.

During the week of June 18th-22nd while at Youth Camp Caty's passion to share Christ intensified. The theme that week was Amplified. Caty absorbed the message and the meaning of Amplify...which is to make larger, greater or to increase.

Amplify is what she wanted to do with her faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

As she felt the Lord stirring her she began to see her home fill up with students that would attend her Elevate group (a church sponsored youth Bible Study group) in the fall...the number she has as a goal to reach is 300 people.

Her obedient heart has led her to reach way more than that already...and school has not begun yet!

Many hear the Lord speak to them and ignore it...some push it away...others set it aside for today and think maybe later they will respond to what God is calling them to do.

Caty has shown us what a "Yes Lord" looks like...She said Yes...Here Am I ~ Use me, Send me...Have your way in my life!

And even though the way things have unfolded is not like she pictured...Her steps have not wavered from that desire that was placed in her heart...She is still responding and growing even more interested in the calling and the things of the Lord.

As this all began I felt the Lord call me to put together a Prayer Calendar to cover every aspect of Caty's journey. Caty believes the word of God is powerful and true and is the source of all her strength, hope, love, and peace. She knows that prayer works...she gets through each day by praying and being the receiver of prayers mentioned on her behalf.

This journey is happening for a reason...it is not just for Caty and her family - but for all who hear her story and of His amazing Love. The rippling affect of this has no boundaries of age, race, or space. Praise The Lord for what He is doing in the midst of all of our lives!

May our faith be amplified for the Glory of God!

Thank you for responding to the call to pray...

Be Inspired!

Vern
(Family Friend and Youth Leader)


AUGUST 1st, 2008

We will begin every week with a favorite verse from Caty, a family member, or friend.
I will also have a healing scripture verse and some type of devotion in word, qoute or song lyric.
Pray those words over Caty and her family in whatever fashion that suits you or how the Holy Spirit guides you.
Since things can change day to day...there may be more than one prayer journal entry per week...depending on what arises...a prayer need or a victory report!!

* CATY'S VERSE ~ Philippians 4:13

I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Gives Me Strength.

(Caty and Family can do all things through Christ who gives them strength!)

* HEALING SCRIPTURE ~ Psalm 103:2-5

Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits -
who forgives all your sins and HEALS (Caty) all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

* DEVOTION SONG ~ Here Am I, Send Me By Keith Green

Oh Lord, there's just so much to be done.
Oh Lord, so many souls to be won.
Oh Lord, this world is falling apart. Dying for love from a broken heart.

Here am I, send me.
Though there's really not that much I can do.
What I have is so small - but I want to give it all to you.

Oh Lord, you said the harvest was great.
Oh Lord, it looks like the workers are late.
Oh Lord, its getting hard to understand...how they ignore your great command.

Here am I, send me.
Though you said the ones who labor are few.
Still my heart hears the call and I want to give it all to you.

Oh just to reach the ones nobody does.
Give up my pride and even work in the mud.
I want to be like those who spilled their blood and gave it like water to you.

Oh Lord, there's just so much to be done.
Oh Lord, So many souls to be won.
Oh Lord, this world is falling apart. Dying for love from a broken heart.

Here am I, send me.
Though there is really not that much I can do.
What I have seems so small but I want to give it all to you.

Here am I , send me.
Though you said the ones you have chosen are few.
Still my heart hears your call and I want to give it all to you!

* PRAYER REQUEST
We will continuously pray for Caty's healing.
Wisdom for her family and for the Doctors.
Lives to be encouraged through the message of her story.

Today Caty is in the hospital with a fever. Please pray for the fever to lower so she can be well and be able to return home.

Praise the Lord for good news on her lab reports today!



1 comment:

Lelia Chealey said...

Wow Vern!! So much going on with people. Our dear friends just lost their 13 yr old boy a few weeks ago. Cause unknown. Checked into the hospital July 13th with flu like symptoms. Docs ran test after test which all came back negative. Went to be with Jesus July 19th. Shocking yet the parents faith is untouched.
I just looked at your friend's picture. She's adorable. Count me in friend, I'll be praying as I type this with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat.
Love,
Lelia

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