Please Pray For A Family In Turmoil

I met Sandy, a Wal-Mart greeter, last year. At Christmas she shared with me the cross her family is bearing daily. Please pray for them.

Mom – Sandy (whom I met);     Son -Justin;     his wife – Alora;     Alora’s mom – Margaret.

Here’s the abbreviated story:

Alora is in stage 4 brain cancer. She is 22.  Her husband, Justin, is in the military stationed in Alaska. He asked for re-assignment closer to home. The Army reassigned him to Fort Benning, close to Atlanta, their home. But the unit the Army is transferring him to is slated to go to Afghanistan later this year. Justin can’t ask for a hardship discharge because he would lose insurance for Alora.

Alora has lost all her hair. She has severe and regular mood swings. She can’t drive. She can’t work, and her memory is failing.  Alora stays with her mom. Alora’s mom, a registered nurse, is having difficulty handling everything. She was doing okay for a long time, but recently has become worn out to the point of exhaustion.  Sandy is of course devastated by everything and is doing her best to maintain a positive attitude and encourage Justin for when he returns to Georgia.

Please pray for Justin, that the Army will find another unit for him so he can care for his wife at home. Please pray that God will give Justin the strength and the wisdom to love Alora with God’s love when he returns. Please pray for Sandy and Margaret to give them strength to carry this cross and God’s peace that passes all understanding. Please pray that God will grant them strength and endurance so they can be encouraging and supportive for these young kids.

Please pray for their marriage. And please pray for supernatural healing for Alora. Our God is a Mighty God.

About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.
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22 Responses to Please Pray For A Family In Turmoil

  1. granbee says:

    Steven, I am listing up Alora RIGHT NOW! I honor all your prayers requests for this family and lift up each family member’s needs into the ThroneRoom!

  2. Planting Potatoes says:

    I join in agreement with all praying for God’s mercy and provision for this family.

  3. shekinah419 says:

    Dear Lord there are so many who are dealing with heavy, heavy burdens. Help us to know You are Soveriegn, give that peace that surpasseth all understanding. Help us to trust You. We pray that You envelop this family in Your presence, and meet their every need. Your Word tells us You move Kings and Princes, so we know You can arrange a transfer within the Army for Justin, we know you are able to heal Aloria, and sustain Sandy and Margaret and provide Alorias care. We ask You to intervene. We know that You see, and You care. Please hold them and help them feel Your peace and presence. We come asking in the name of Jesus, who bought victory in this on the cross, Amen

  4. 4hispraise says:

    This story is very close to several that I am a part of. When one is over 80 it is to be expected .Prayer has brought ( in recent time) one remission… one possible and one very unlikely. Odds are that God has a plan in each instance; we just don’t know what it is….. but in every instance prayer works for someone.

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