Luke 17:3 Ministries Inc
Sunday, February 26, 2017
For Adult Daughters of Controlling or Abusive Birth-Families
Prayer List for Pets
Do animals have souls? Do they go to heaven? I believe that since heaven is a perfect place where there will be no more sorrow and we will have everything we need to make us happy, our pets will be with us, too. But judge for yourself-
"And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each man, too. I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man"....Genesis 9:5.
"I also thought, 'As for men, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?'"...Ecclesiates 3: 18-21.
"For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation- if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant"...Colossians 1:19-23.
"And the wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock"...Isaiah 65:25.
"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox"...Isaiah 11:6-7.
What do you think?
A RIGHTEOUS MAN CARES FOR THE NEEDS OF HIS ANIMAL, BUT THE KINDEST ACTS OF THE WICKED ARE CRUEL.....Proverbs 12: 10
When I was going through one of the worst times in my life- being cut off by my birth-mother and betrayed by other family members- my children, my husband, and I were all heartbroken. And the Lord sent us a little "angel" in the form of a white American Bulldog puppy named Junior. We had always had dogs, but Junior was just the best! Never any trouble, smart, easy to train, lovable, sweet, gentle, and funny, he was just what the doctor ordered to kiss away my tears and get us all through such a low point in our lives. He brightened up our family and cheered us all. God gave us just the medicine we needed to get through the bad times. Thank you, Father!
As I write this, Junior is 11 years old, and still doing well, praise the Lord. He fathered some great dogs, and we have one of his daughters, Clemenza. His sweet and gentle temperament made Junior the perfect Therapy Dog, and he has logged over 250 visits to nursing homes and hospitals. Clemenza also has over 150 visits to her credit. They have brought joy to hundreds of folks, but most of all they have brought joy to me and my family.
As convinced as I was 11 years ago that God gave us this puppy to bring the joy back into our lives and help us forget our sorrows, I'm even more convinced now that I have heard from many survivors of abuse and family abandonment who were also helped through the hard times by their pets. For some folks, a pet might be the only stability left in their lives after a family estrangement, the only living creature who seems to love us no matter what. We're all very attached to our pets, and for many of us, they might be the only family we have left. We love them and they mean the world to us. Isn't our Father good? He knows just what we need before we even know it!
So in the spirit of acknowledging our little "gifts from God", this is a Prayer List for our Pets. Please feel free to contact us with your pet's name and add him or her to the list. Just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Us link on the left menu. And please remember all the pets on our list in your prayers. May God bless ALL his creatures.
***Sisters and Brothers, please pray for our Junior who is 12 years old and was just diagnosed with liver cancer and has been given 4-6 months to live. And for our family too that God has his hand on all this as it is very hard for all of us. I know he is working to keep Junior doing well for as long as possible and to prepare us all. Thank you so much for your prayers. We are so grateful.
***Praise Report: It is 3 1/2 months after Junior's diagnosis and he is doing well. He has lost some weight but his appetite is good, he still likes slow walks in the woods and drives in the car, he is barking to back up Clemenza when the doorbell rings, and he's even playful at times. Yesterday he even played a little tug of war. Pretty good for an old man, even one who isn't sick! The vet said Junior's liver is in pretty bad shape and he's amazed that he's doing so well. He said most dogs with a lot less problems than Junior would not be doing the things he's doing. I know this is because God is giving us a miracle! He is so good! He is answering our prayers and giving us time with our boy- good quality time! Thank you Lord! And thank you all our friends for your prayers. Please don't stop! We appreciate them so much.
***December 14, 2009- Today at 1:20 PM our boy Junior went peacefully over the Rainbow Bridge surrounded by his entire loving family. We thank God for giving us the priceless gift of time, 4 1/2 good months after Junior's diagnosis and 12 1/2 wonderful years. We are also so thankful for a peaceful death. Our family is heartbroken and Junior's daughter Clemenza is very upset. She is almost 9 years old and has never been without her father. Please keep her and our family in your prayers for comfort and healing our broken hearts. We are so grateful for all the prayers you sent our way. Words cannot express how much we appreciate you taking the time to pray for us.
July 11, 1997-December 14, 2009
A sweet and gentle heart in the body of a gladiator, Therapy Dog extraordinaire, Vietnam Veteran's mascot who marched in parades with his "brothers", family guardian, loving father of six, devoted friend, faithful companion, and Mommy's Boy.
Rest in Peace Big Boy. We will always love you.
November 2013~ Please pray for Junior's daughter, our sweet Clemenza. She is 12 1/2 years old, recently bloated and as a result of the X-rays taken to save her at the Emergency Clinic, we have now found out that she has inoperable liver cancer, the same thing that took her father from us four years ago. Our family is heartbroken, we can't believe we are going through the same trauma all over again. Please pray that we can get her diet, meds and supplements correctly balanced to prevent another bloat (her enlarged liver is squeezing her pyloric valve, which empties her stomach) and yet support her liver, that God gives us precious time and good time with her, and that he is merciful on all of us when the time comes. Thank you Prayer Warriors, we are so grateful for your prayers. If you are reading this page, I'm sure you know how much our pets mean to all of us and how hard it is to go through losing them. God bless you and your pets always.
March 4, 2014~ Clemenza has her good days and bad days. The cancer is progressing, she won't always eat and she's losing weight, but then she barks for food and cleans her dish, praise the Lord! She is on various supplements, medications and we feed her whatever she wants. If we make it, in two weeks we'll be celebrating her 13th Birthday. Please keep praying for our family and especially our baby girl. God is so good, he hears and answers us. Thank you so much for your prayers.
April 28, 2014~ March 15, 2014, on her 13th Birthday, our sweet girl Clemenza peacefully passed away, surrounded by her entire loving family. We miss her terribly, but we know she's happy now, in heaven with her father Junior, and some day we will all be together again. Praise God, he was and is always in control! Thank you dear Sisters and Brothers for all your prayers and encouragement during this sad time. It means so much to my family and me. We love and appreciate all of you and are so grateful for your kindness <3
Our Prayer List For Pets~
*Urgent prayer is needed for Ginger, a 10-yr. old German Shepherd with kidney failure. She is not eating and is on IV fluids. Please pray for her healing and also for her Mom. Thank you Prayer Warriors.
*Special prayer is needed for Hobo, a sweet rescue cat who is suffering from PTSD and it is greatly affecting his life. Thank you so much for your prayers.
*Please pray for Louise's toy fox terrier who has a nasal mass that may be cancer. It cannot be biopsied because it is too close to the brain. Thank you and God bless you Prayer Warriors!
*Urgent prayer needed for Peanut, a 4-year old kitty who has sinus cancer. Please pray for a fully recovery. Thank you so much!
*Please pray for Cocoa, a 2-yr old Australian Shepherd who was hit by a car and has a broken pelvis and other injuries. Please pray that the surgery goes well and the recovery is speedy. Thank you Prayer Warriors!
*Urgent prayer needed for Kingfish, a 16-year old kitty who is not doing well. The vet says there is no hope, but he could not even find a vein to euthanize Kingfish. Please pray for his peaceful passing and also for his Mom who is caring for him at home as best as she can. Thank you so much Prayer Warriors.
Please pray for Adam the bulldog who has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Your prayers are greatly appreciated.
Baxter Riley, in the hospital after emergency surgery for intestinal blockage and removal of a cyst that might be malignant. Thank you for your prayers for Baxter and his family.
Please pray for Daisy, a kitty with a bladder infection and constipation. Thank you Prayer Warriors.
Emma Boy Cat
Coco Ellis for healing
*Please keep Rudy in your prayers. He is a 15-year old kitty who is getting frail. Thank you Prayer Warriors.
*Please pray for Mr. Nubbs. He is a kitty who was born without a tail and with nerve damage to his digestive system so he cannot go to the bathroom without help. He needs surgery but the vet says that would only fix the problem temporarily. Please pray for a complete healing.
*Prayer is needed for Grace, a 1 1/2 year old therapy kitty who has neurological damage. Please pray for a total healing for sweet Grace.
*Please pray for Sister Helen's cat Wesa who is sick and might have pneumonia, and also her pot-bellied pig who is not eating and won't leave the house.
*Urgent prayer is needed for Big Cat,a sweet kitty who has diabetes, has to go to the vet twice a day to test her blood sugar, and is not doing well. Please pray for Big Cat and her Mom Helen. ***Praise Report~ Big Cat is getting insulin twice a day and is doing much better. She started to improve the day after we started praying for her! Praise the Lord and great job Prayer Warriors, please continue praying. Thank you and God bless you :)
Zoe for healing
Frisco Malik for healing from being hit by a car
Buster, 11 years old with several health problems
Rosie, who needs surgery her owner can't afford. Please pray for God to provide.
Silver, a sweet cat who has lung cancer
Mr. Kitty, who is homeless and needs a new home.
*Please pray for Lobo, a large old dog who is terminally ill and whose hind legs are paralyzed. His elderly owner carries him up and down the stairs to his 2nd floor apartment and straps him into a "doggie wheelchair" to go out. They only have each other, and this devoted owner is dreading the day when he will have to lose Lobo. Lobo is happy and painfree right now. Please keep them both in prayer.
*Urgent prayer request for Bennie, a 5 year old Lhasa Apso who injured his neck and is in a lot of pain. He is a great comfort to his owner who is battling cancer. Please pray that the Lord will guide Bennie's vet in helping him and for a complete and quick recovery.
*Please pray for "sister and brother" Dachshunds Pepe, who has Cushing's Disease, and Shelly, who has early-stage kidney failure and their Mom who is trying to find as much information as she can to help them.
*Please pray for the Lord to bring Alma back home. She is a lost kitty.
IN MEMORY OF OUR RAINBOW BRIDGE LOVED ONES
By Edwin Arnold
Farewell Master, yet not farewell.
Ware I go ye too shall dwell
I am gone before your face
A moment's time, a little space.
When ye come ware I have stepped,
Ye will wonder why we wept.
Sisters and brothers, I hope this beautiful poem will bless you as it has blessed me. I believe our pets will be with us in heaven, because heaven wouldn't be perfect without them, and we all know heaven is perfect. Today, some of us are grieving the loss of our beloved pets. Would you please keep the families of these pets in your prayers for a comforting touch from the Lord. Thank you for your kindness:
Clemenza and Junior's Family
Liberty's Mom and Dad
Big Dan's family
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