Sunday, 5 January 2014

For your prayer, if you will xx



Dear friends I would be glad of a stove installation prayer.  Tomorrow (Monday 6th – the feast of the Epiphany), our friend and master builder Terry hopes to install Komorebi’s woodstove.  He needs a dry day!!!

Anyone living in England reading that may respond simply “Hahahahahaha – in your dreams!”  Because here it has rained and rained and rained until the rivers are overflowing and houses and trees have toppled in the storms.

Now I know the issues people have about things like praying for parking spaces – all the objections; trivializing prayer, why should God bother with your parking space in a world where children die of hunger etc etc, and I do understand those objections.  But even in a world of terror and sorrow, I am a parking-space-pray-er.   If you are not, please pass hastily on by this particular post - but take your scepticism with you all wrapped up tidy in your own mind just as a kindness.  

If you are a person into praying for such detail, then I ask you of your charity – please will you pray that tomorrow Terry will have whatever he needs of time, light, energy, weather, commodities and equipment, to get that little woodstove safely into Komorebi.

He is also putting in an air vent, a carbon monoxide detector and alarm and a fire alarm, even though I said “Aaaaaaaaagh!  Noooooo!” he said I had to not only have them but keep the batteries in them or he wouldn’t do it at all.   So be it.

This past patch of time, with all the extra social and relational interaction and stressors of the holiday season (even though we in our household observe only the scant minimum so as not to hurt or exclude anyone) I have been teetering on the edge of being ill, and my soul so craves the peace of that little quiet place we are making.

In the days following Christmas, the Badger has worked hard in all weathers in his workshop shed (right next to Komorebi) crafting a beautiful set of shelves to fit the space exactly.  Those are in now, and everything tucks away simply and perfectly.   And we drove across to Gillingham in Kent to pick up a rocking chair I got on eBay for the lowest possible price – for you to sit on by the stove when you come to visit with me in Komorebi J


It would just mean a lot to me to have the woodstove in and really be able to begin.  I’d be so grateful for your prayers. xx

28 comments:

Rose Humphrey said...

Prayers for everything to go smoothly and for an oasis of peace and calm to be established in the midst of a land full of noise and confusion. God bless R.

Pen Wilcock said...

Amen! :)

Ganeidaz Knot said...

I'll ask God to send you some our dry ~ just the dry. You don't want the firy bit.

Pen Wilcock said...

Ah - only this morning I was thinking of you with the terrible fires and wishing I could send you three days of cool quenching rain. God of heaven, who sees all the territories of Earth, may Australia have the rain she needs for the people, the animals, the land xxx

Hawthorne said...

Lord of Love, hear our prayers for our sister Ember's need <3 x x

DaisyAnon said...

I have asked for your woodstove to be installed and working tomorrow.

Deb D. said...

Pen: I am such a pray-er . One who pleads for the "big" things and certainly requests for the others, as well. I trust His discernment to meet needs, "large" or "not-so-large" in His sovereignty, mercy, grace, wisdom, kindness, etc. So I most gladly prayed that your need would be met as He would will.

Hoping your little Komorebi will soon be all complete.

Anonymous said...

Pen, I truly believe that we should have no hesitation in asking our heavenly Father for help when needed, even if our requests may seem trivial to us or others. Isn't this part of having a full relationship with Him? That we can ask Him to be part of every aspect of our lives?
So, of course I will pray for a special blessing on the weather in your area.
I also have had a stressful incident over the New Year (not related to the festivities though) and I have had uncomfortable physical & mental repercussions because of it. So I do understand how you feel. I'll also pray for God's peace to descend on you.
Kay

Judy Olson said...

May your woodstove installation on the 6th be a complete success. May Komorebi be a safe and warm haven. May you be peaceful and at ease.

rebecca said...

Nothing is too difficult for our Heavenly Father. I pray that He augmetns human efforts & skills with what humans CAN'T do...and additionally grant His peace that transcends any circumstance, disappointment, weather report or reality, and our ability to understand it!

I'm as excited for The Occupancy as if it were my own!

Rapunzel said...

The last two times I prayed about a stove installation I was also right-hand-man in installing the stoves. It has been a joy to pray for Terry's best-of-everything in installing yours.
A stove is an occasion of joy and an abiding blessing!!

Pilgrim said...

I hoe your stove gets in smoothly. Life is hard. Beauty matters.
This season has almost done me in, too. We are about to be engulfed in a Arctic cold wave.

Pen Wilcock said...

Hooray - thank you, friends! May God keep you centred in His peace in whatever is going on in your lives xxx

Anonymous said...

I am not above praying for a safety pin, in a pinch:) and I have prayed for you to have your little haven completed so that you can be who you are. I must say, tho that I really am just a smidge jealous!

But, may God bless everything that you find to do there.


Sherry

San said...

I have just offered a prayer request that all will be well tomorrow, after all He knows every hair on our head, including your need for a peaceful space to ponder, pray and just be!

Hugs San xx

Katrina Green said...

Amen, amen, amen, amen, amen, amen and amen!

Libby said...

Dear Pen, I am praying that the weather will be just right on Monday for all that needs to be done. with love and thanks for all you share.....it is good to walk with you.....I am always encouraged when I read your blog....it is good to have kindred spirits! much love and blessing to you, Libby x x x

Pen Wilcock said...

Thank you thank you dear friends :0) xx

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you for the installation of all necessary as well as the healing time to follow as you claim your space with your presence and invite His.
blessings
DMW

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) Thank you x

AbiSomeone said...

Sweet sister, I am trusting Father's love and care for you to be evident in all aspects of this installation. I rejoice with you over the joy and peace this space will bring to you. I see our Father's joy shining out from your heart. I look forward to seeing and hearing the results.

In Jesus' name ... AMEN!

AbiSomeone said...

Done! Be blessed!

Pen Wilcock said...

Thank you my friend xx

Pen Wilcock said...

A couple of short heavy showers today, but dry and windy - even occasionally sunny - for the most part today, and not cold.
Terry worked at astonishing speed, and with his usual admirable skill, to get the stove in. Tomorrow he comes back to grout the tiles on the hearth and finish said heart with a wooden trim, then we're in business. The stove was tried out and found to work perfectly - making Komorebi nicely warm but not suffocatingly hot; chimney drawing brilliantly. Hooray! Thanks so much for your prayers, my friends xxxx

DaisyAnon said...

So happy for you! Terry sounds wonderful.

I feared the worst as the weather forecast for your area didn't look good.

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) xx

Anonymous said...

I am really thrilled, Pen! God is good, right? It is just perfect. I could have used a retreat like that today. God bless your coming and going.


Sherry

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) xx Waving!