Looking for prayers and encouragement....

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by Luann53051, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. Luann53051

    Luann53051 New Member

    Hello all.

    Please pray for our family (my husband, me, and my children) that we are able to find other positive Christian families to become friends with. This is something we have struggled with for some time. We reach out (invite a family to dinner, on an outing with the kids, etc.) all of the time. We volunteer, and are active at our church. We reach out wherever we can, and try to meet people. The couples/families we meet seem to have enough friends to keep them busy, or are just not interested in being social.

    I get frustrated because, we are not rich, and when we invite familes over for dinner, that is an extra cost to us. My husband grumbles over the grocery bill, but then he ends up inviting another family for dinner. I know this sounds petty, but it would be nice to get an invitation to someone else's home once in awhile. And, most importantly, being friends with other Christian families would help reinforce my husband's growing faith. There is strength in fellowship!!

    Sometimes, I feel like we missed the boat on building good friendships. We don't have college roommates that are lifelong friends. We don't have neighbors that say more than "hello" to us. Is the idea of families becoming friends, and being social once in awhile a thing of the past?

    Also, please pray that the Lord shows me His will, and the path He wants me to take at this time in my life. I have a lot of decisions to make in the weeks and months to come.


  2. PrayerWarrior316

    PrayerWarrior316 New Member

    I can understand completely what you are going through. Christian friends can be a blessing. But it is so hard to find positive Christian families and friends who want to be social.

    You have many, many friends here on the board and we will all be praying for you and your family.

    Blessings, Judy <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/17/17_1_22.gif' border=0></a>
  3. Sandyz

    Sandyz New Member

    Praying for you as requested. Have a good nite.

  4. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member

    I will praying to the lord that he will guide you and family and stand by yalls side , holding each of your hands, giving you comfort and peace. Keep the faith in our almighty God and he will fullfill your needs. God bless all of you.

    In Jesus name, amen, Danny
  5. Scoobsmom

    Scoobsmom New Member

    I can relate to your situation. We have attended a church for nearly 5 years and have made a connection with only one couple (but they do not have children). I am thankful for this couple, but have yearned for a family with a child or children that are like minded as we. My little guy has Aspergers, so we are selective of who we share time with. He has little friends that do come over mostly on a one on one basis which works best for him.

    We are also not socially active. I have fibromyalgia/CFS which limits our evening activities, and my husband goes to work in the middle of the night...so we go to bed extremely early. I will pray for you. I will pray the Lord will bring you the fellowship that you desire, and for a strong Christian man to come along side of your hubby.

    I try to remember that our Lord knows every need that we have, and He allows us to have this "void" for this season for a reason..we may not see or understand what it is right now, but lets together continue to Praise Him for the blessings that we do have in our families.....even if it is just you, your hubby and children...Hugs to you......