The power of prayer is an incredible thing, and on this dark January night, I need to open up about a few things that have made my heart a little heavy.

My friend Heidi woke up this morning, took a shower, and got out of the shower not remembering many crucial details about her life.  Tests are coming up negative, but please keep her in your prayers for healing and restoration in what must be a very scary time for her and her family.

My friend Tricia has a brother-in-law fighting for his life right now.  He is in a very critical stage at this point, and any prayers you can send for him will be greatly appreciated.  Please pray for healing for him, and for Tricia’s son, whose finger has an infection that needs healing.

My good friend Ken has been battling a serious form of cancer for several months now, and has had some huge ups and downs.  I am really concerned for Ken, and have been praying for him for months now.  Please include him and his wife Helen in your prayers so that we can get some healing his way as well.

My dear, dear friend Susan just lost a granddaughter on December 22nd.  She was stillborn, and Susan and her family have been truly torn up by this.  They are strong Christians, and we have been praying for them daily since we heard about it, but prayers from you all for God’s Peace and Comfort for them during this time will surely go a long way towards helping them.

My friend Rebekah just lost her father on the 4th, and the services are on Monday.  Prayers for her and her family will be appreciated as well.

My friend Monica has some things weighing on her heart right now.  I won’t go into specifics, but if you would please lift her up in prayer, I will greatly appreciate it.

Lastly, please pray for my Sophie.  There isn’t a whole lot wrong with her, but we are trying to get her into a new school for 6th grade, and it is a long shot that we will succeed.  Please pray that God’s Will will help dictate which direction she needs to go for middle school.  Also please pray for her that the kids that pick on her will stop doing so.  If you’ve never met her, you won’t know that she is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet, without a mean bone in her body.  She can and does give so much of herself to her classmates, and there are some in her grade that abuse that caring nature that she has, so please pray that God will protect her from them as needed.

The Disney community has a huge collective heart, and I have developed some incredible friendships with many people just by putting words to “paper” since starting my blog.  Please lift up all of these kind souls with the prayers they need, and if there is anyone that you need prayers for, please by all means leave me a note in the comments, or send it to me via email to

God Bless All of you, and thank you for reading. registered & protected



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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!


8 Responses to “The Power of Prayer”

  1. Prayers and best wishes for healing and patience. Life is hard to understand sometimes. I know you are a blessing in many people's lives. A.

  2. This brings tears to my eyes.  So sweet Mike!  I'll definitely be adding all of these families and individuals to my prayer list.  Thanks friend!

  3. Thanks so much  Mike for opening up your heart and letting us know how we can help with prayer. You are so kind and thoughtful! All are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Thank you to everyone! As an update, my brother-in-law is still in very grave condition, but he hasn't gotten any worse, so that's good news. My son't finger is almost completely healed, thanks to antibiotics inside and out!