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This is "US" (not USA), it IS an abbreviation, but not THAT abbreviation. This is the abbreviation I use when listing prayer requests. As the girls in our youth group, raise their hands and ask for prayer requests, some of them have unspoken prayer requests. If you are not familiar with "unspoken" prayer requests, I'll give you the skinny. . .
US is for those prayer requests that are either too personal to share, private between you and God or the details of the situation would promote rumors and gossip instead of heartfelt prayers for the person.
Since I teach a girls' Sunday School class, I was noticing an increase in "gossipy" prayer requests and less truly prayerful hearts and decided to introduce my girls to the US prayer request. Which they introduced to the boys when we were all together in youth group. Actually, I don't remember a guy having an unspoken prayer request but I guess that would be something a guy just wouldn't speak. But we ladies have things on our heart and as badly as we don't want to hurt someone by mentioning their situation we truly want to pray for the situation.
So Mrs. Claus has an unspoken prayer request and I want to ask all you wonderful readers out there to pray that God's plan be accomplished in this situation. Since His plan is the perfect plan, we want that to be the outcome. Maybe when the circumstances are not so fresh and the wounds not so open I can share it with you, or maybe not. But I am asking for your prayers if you pray. . . and if you don't pray . . . God misses you. He loves you so much and He only wants you to seek Him and be obedient to His laws. Which are pretty easy . . . Love Him with your whole life, and love your neighbor as yourself.
"Knowing the correct password—saying 'Master, Master,' for instance— isn't going to get you anywhere with me. What is required is serious obedience—doing what my Father wills. I can see it now—at the Final Judgment thousands strutting up to me and saying, 'Master, we preached the Message, we bashed the demons, our God-sponsored projects had everyone talking.' And do you know what I am going to say? 'You missed the boat. All you did was use me to make yourselves important. You don't impress me one bit. You're out of here.' Matthew 7:21-23