"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Friday, April 11, 2014

Boston Prayer Sheet

10 days and counting, Boston Marathon 2014

Romans 15:30
 "I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf,"

Last year I was blessed to have so many holding both me and my family up in prayer. 2 days prior to the Marathon I had gotten deathly ill. It was random and debilitating. Andy found me lying on the hotel floor in the middle of the night. He attempted to pick my lifeless body up, only he could not get a grip on my skin due the sweat that was drenching my body. I had so many praying for me. Before my race, during my race and after my race. I begged God to hear my prayers. With only enough energy to cry out to him, I prayed.
I am amazed at the healing that took place over the next few hours.
I would like to ask you to Pray for me. The Boston Marathon is MONDAY April 21st.
*I will be heading to the buses for transportation at 7-7:30a,
*Heading to starting line at 9:50am.
*Starting the Marathon at 10:25 am.
The Marathon consists of 26.2 miles.  
If all goes the way I have trained I will be running  sub 8:00 minute mile. My Goal finish time is 3:28.  This is the first I have posted my goal.
You can use my Bib Number 15339 and TRACK me.
I am asking if you would SIGN up to prayer of a MILE of the Marathon or if you have a dedication I will write those on my arm and Pray over them at that MILE! 

 I am going to GO FOR it. I am going to try and PR. If I do "YA HOO"...And if I do not I will have the satisfaction of knowing that I Gave my ALL.
 I am going to RUN this Race with Perseverance. I am going to RUN with more than Legs but with all my heart and all my strength seeking God to fuel me. God Speed.
26.2...The Finish. Someone Bring me to the Finish!-

Sincere Gratitude,


  1. Anita, I will pray for you for mile 15. That is when the hills start. I will pray that you run strong, your feet feel light, and that you have a wonderful experience at Boston.

  2. Kathleen, THANK YOU. I just know that God placed you in my path. You have trained like a Athlete. I just love listening to your dedication and commitment that you have put into your training. I will need prayer for those Hills! Than YOU! We should share numbers, maybe I will see you at the expo. I would like to touch base with you at the finish if possible too! I think I am going to run with my phone.

  3. Sign me up for mile 23 - always the most difficult mentally for me. You got this!!!!

    1. Thank YOU Michelle! You are so right about this mile. It is a weird mile to hit the wall but I do it here too.

  4. Your bib # is correct in the pic, but wrong in the post. Lol. Just signed up for text alerts for someone else. Guess I'll be praying for her too!

    1. I just fixed it! That was LAST years number! OOps, thank you! I love that you are signed up for text alerts! So fun!!

  5. Hi Anita, I will pray up mile 13 and your family, other runners and time after you finish. Go get 'em .. Brooke

    1. Brooke, Thank YOU! this means so much to me. I am so grateful that you will be praying for me. I love you so. I hope life is going well for you and your hubby. Miss YOU :)

  6. Anita - I will pray for you for mile 6 ... because hopefully, 2 days before, I'm going to do my 6th half marathon... It would be an honor to pray for you... I've already got the link saved to track you & your number on my computer :) So excited for you!

    1. Thank You Rebecca JO! I didn't know that you were running a half marathon! I am so excited for you.
      I love that you are tracking me! So much fun! You are very encouraging.