The Power of a Praying Friend

I hate open heights! I can’t stand balconies, glass elevators freak me out, and when I am driving across a bridge, you’ll find me hugging the dividing rail along the inside lane.

Some friends tried to help me conquer these fears by inviting our family to join them one Sunday afternoon at Inner Peaks Climbing Center. I cringed at the thought of it, but JJ and our boys really wanted to go. So I caved in and agreed to a family “outing” inside this huge rock-climbing center.

When we entered the doors, my heart stopped beating as I look up at the highest peak – 25 feet! The instructors assured me that a web of ropes, harnesses and carabiners would hold me tight. Before I could say “no thank you,” I was strapped in and signing an injury waiver. I played it safe and stayed on the lower peaks.

Towards the end of the day, our friends John and Laura challenged their eight-year-old son Steven to climb to the highest peak – promising $5 in tokens and a cone of ice cream at arcade next door if he would touch the bar at the top.

Steven was afraid of heights, too, but he loved a dare. The promise of reward, mixed with the challenge and faith of his father evoked courage in Steven.

I watched with admiration as that little guy started the climb with confidence. He made it to 15 feet, then 20. But as he inched past the next face of the wall, he saw just how far he had to go before reaching the bar at the top. In fear, he looked down with tears and said he couldn’t do it. Then he cried out for his daddy’s help.

By this time, John was holding their very tired 3 yr old, and Laura was feeding their very hungry baby girl. I don’t know where my brave husband was, but as I looked around I realized I was the only one standing there who could do something.

Suddenly courage and strength surged through my body. I called out to Steven, “Don’t give up buddy. Wait for me to come to you. You can do it. I’ll help you!”

I said a quick prayer that God would help me and that Steven wouldn’t give up and start repelling his way down before I got to him. In no time, I reached the 20 foot marker. I crossed over the peak and up beside Steven to encourage him, reminding him of how far he’d come. Using my words and my confidence I focused his thoughts towards a higher goal, an inner peak, a reward that would be much greater than ice cream and game tokens – the reward of getting to a placehe had stopped believing he could reach.

My fear was gone. I had stopped thinking about me long enough to focus on helping someone else reach their goal and overcome their fear. Strangely enough, in that moment I overcame mine, and reached a peak of my own.

I became the response of a child’s cry for his father’s help. And that day became a picture of what happens when friends pray for and encourage one another. Like Jesus, we come alongside each other in some of life’s hardest challenges and highest peaks and we say, “Don’t give up, you can do it. Wait for me. I’ll help you.”

In that moment we take our eyes off our fears, our doubts, our struggles and set them on someone else’s needs. There we find faith to believe the power of God’s Word for them, and somehow our confidence in God’s promises and power are true for us in a way they may never have been before. That is the power of a praying friend!

Today, I invite you to join me in a conversation with God and some girlfriends so that we can experience what happens when women pray – for each other. This is your chance to share a request (a need, a hope, a desire) that you want someone to pray for you for this week. In return, you will pray for one person for the next week, too.

And because I love to share with friends books that draw me closer to Jesus, those who participate in our “conversation with God” will be part of a drawing next week for a new book called “Dear Jesus.” It is filled with devotions and scriptures that capture the heart of God’s response to every woman’s longings and intimate struggles.

Here’s how we’ll do this:

Click the word “Comments” below my name on this post (just under the 2nd green box).

Type in your prayer request in the white box.

Include your first name and where you are from.
(If you don’t have a blogger account, you can sign in as anonymous. But please include your first name at the end.) After type your request, click enter. Your comment will post.

Read the prayer request/comment above yours and pray for that friend.

Copy and paste it in an email to yourself as a reminder to pray for your new friend throughout the week.

On Monday, I’ll post about the power of praying God’s Word and share some of my favorite scripture prayers. Wouldn’t it be neat to find a Bible verse to pray for our prayer partner and post it in Monday’s comments? I’ll share how to do that.

 

There were two people in blessed in my story. But I never would have experienced what God had for me to give or receive that day if Steven hadn’t asked for help. I pray you will experience the power of a praying friend by promising to be one and allowing someone else to be one for you today. Be sure to click “comments” just below this box so that others see your prayer request and you find the request you are to pray for, too.

© 2008 by Renee Swope. All rights reserved.

About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.

Comments

  1. Welcome if you are visiting from my devotion today featured through P31 and Crosswalk.

    If you want to read the rest of the story from the devotion (to find out about my husband’s biopsy results) click on “Good News I’ve Been Dying to Tell You” in my sidebar.

    I realized that the first one to comment would not have someone to pray for, so I decided it would be me! My prayer is for us to complete our adoption paperwork and for me to get 10-15 new radio shows written by Wednesday of next week.

    Thanks so much for your prayers!!!
    Renee

  2. You’ll be prayed for fervently Renee!

    My prayer request is that my special education students will get the schedules that will help them be the most successful for this school year. (I am one of the ones making the schedule, so I need God’s wisdom.)

    I also ask for prayer that I would have the level of repentance necessary to lay down my sins of approval addiction and gluttony. I hate that word, but that’s what it is. Thank you in advance for your prayers!

  3. I am struggling with the politics of our church, my feelings toward our pastor which makes it difficult for me to find God in church and communication difficulties in my marriage. I know alot but this is what is in on my heart and mind.
    Kim

  4. Anonymous says:

    Please, unpublish the proyer request for Anne Ebere to enable her make changes and publish the write up below. Thanks

    By the grace of God almighty, October 8, 2008 I will be 46 years and have never been married before and no children, gave my life to christ in 1996.

    I have been beliving and trusting Jehova God for a life partner and the gift of triplets as first pregnancy and twins as 2nd pregnancy.

    Please join your faith with me and I strongly believe that this year 2008 will not pass me by.

    Anne Nigerian

  5. Anonymous says:

    My husband and I are struggling with our finance and are going through a difficult time. Please pray with me that Godmay continue to open doors for us. He has already given me a job, praise God.

    Nyokabi from Kenya

  6. Anonymous says:

    Please pray with me in my search for a job – pray that the good Lord will open a door for me to get one real soon. Thanks Aku

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’m not sure if I’m reading the list the right way up, but Anne you will be prayed for that you know the joy of a good husband and beautiful children.

    My husband of 33 years became ill towards to the end of 2007, and sadly died two months ago. I love him so much and miss him so, but I know with my faith in the knowledge he is now healed and whole and with the Lord, I will come through this.

    I am in need of prayer also because together we had a lot of debt which we had a plan in place to pay completely (over a long period). Now the banks to which my husband owed money in his sole name are pursuing me to settle the debts. I am so ashamed and, being retired, bearly have sufficient income to live on and pay towards my own debts. We had no capital and no insurance so I need a mighty miracle to change the minds of these banks or I shall face bankruptcy. I don’t know where to turn, except with repentance to turn to the Lord.

    I see another post now from Nyokabi, and pray that she and her husband will find the right financial solutions also.

    Gill

  8. Anonymous says:

    I would like some prayers for my relationship with Don that it be blessed and lead to a happy and fulfilling marriage …if it be God’s will.
    Becky

  9. Seasidelady says:

    Gill, I will pray for you to have help with your finances and be able to grieve for your husband, I will ask God for strength for you.
    My prayer request is for the doctors to find out why I am so tired and to help me find a schedule that allows me to spend time with my grandson. I also pray to be able to see my grandson that was born in January of 2008. My husband needs to know the Lord and accept Jesus as his Savior. I need peace with my medical restrictions
    I also pray for the right home for my grandson. he has been with me since he was born.He is 7 and his Mom is trying to make a hime for him, but not mentally or financially able.
    Seasidelady

  10. My prayer is to grow closer to the lord, as I have drifted away, I need to get back into studying the word of god and praying like I used to.
    Also, I have a prayer for my sister in law, that she would strighten up her life in alot of areas.

    Thanks,
    Melissa From Ky

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hello.Love to you all.Prayer is food for my soul..I love the way it makes one feel so close to God..embraced by such loving arms..I’ll pray and pray…
    Need/Payer request:Finanial breakthrough
    I need to urgently be able to buy myself a laptop but an even bigger need is a house.
    SCHOLA,Kigali,Rwanda.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I would like prayer for myself and colleagues at work as we start a Thursday noon meeting to have corporate prayer on behalf of the United States of America. This nation is desperate for Godly leaders and its time for God’s Saints to step up to the plate. I would like prayer for God’s preparation and especially where hearts are concerned and the pulling down of the strongholds of fear, religion and tradionalism as we pray.

    In Christ
    Felicia from GA

  13. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is for my sister and brother-in-law. He has been diagnosed with Alzheimers. Pray for wisdom, strength, courage, and the peace that only God can provide.

    Thank you.
    Betty from Maine

  14. Betty,
    I will pray for your brother-in-law. You are right the only one to give them the strength and peace that they need is our Lord!!

    Please pray for my families finances…and for the country’s economy. I am not sure how we will heat our home this winter as our monthly heating bills will be doubling as so many others are too. It is a scary time for many.
    Kim from PA

  15. Would you kindly pray for a sibling in Christ’s heart to soften toward me, that walls would come down, God’s bridges would be built and that Truth would be the victor. Unity in Him as we serve Him. For His glory.

    Thank you!
    Sharon

  16. PS — I already have “Dear Jesus”, so if Mr. Random Guy happens to pick my number, it would be my joy to give it to the person above me for whom I am praying! Thank you!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Oh, how God works….I have never needed prayers more than today! I’m married to a man who is a wonderful husband and father but who has an addiction. He grew up with an alcoholic mother and he and his three brothers and sisters all off some sort of addiction. Although he is very functional with his addiction after 15 years of marriage God has laid it my heart that it is time for me to step up to the plate an help him see that he is really placing this addiction before God and his family. So I pray for the wisdom to handle this the way God leads me and I pray that my husband’s heart will be open to God’s leading. I also pray that God will put someone in his live that can help guide him as he is surrounded by friends and family that all have addictions.
    Thank you for the prayers!
    Lisa

  18. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is to be able to write the book God has called me to write. I need direction in organizing all the things I have written down so far. I know I need to take steps each day to work on this book but at times I feel paralyzed by it all. Thanks Renee for your posts about your book…this day was the first I clicked on your blog and was amazed to see you talking about writing! LISA I will most certainly be in prayer concerning your husband and the addiction you both are facing. I will pray for you to have a heart of discernment and to be able to speak the truth in love. I will pray that God will create in your husband the desire to turn from his addiction and for the power to do so. I will continue to speak the name of Jesus over the both of you and for victory assured. Prayerfull, Rosemary

  19. Anonymous says:

    Dear Jesus,
    I pray for Sharon and her sibling that are having issues. Soften their heart towards her. Cover them with your love. Heal wounds that only you can do. Guide them in their relationship. Break every barrier down so that You would receive Glory and Honor and Praise. Thank you for what you will do. I pray for Unity among these siblings. I know first hand after my brother and I lost both of our parents a year apart, one disagreement started separating us. You brought us back together stronger than ever. You continue to keep us strong. Strengthen their bond and give them confindence in trusting You for this outcome.

    In Jesus’ name,
    Amen

    Please pray for me as a third grade teacher that I would be the teacher God desires of me. It is my mission field. My family, and my brother’s family
    : ) are traveling to the beach on Saturday. Pray that God will bless our time as siblings. Pray that our bond would be stronger for each member of this family and that God would be at the center of our relationship at all times. Also, please pray for a friend of mine named Michelle. She has some inner ear problems. She has been to many specialists in Chicago and none have given her any hope. It seems that she is losing her hearing and there isn’t anything that can be done for about 10 years because the procedures are still in research. She has trouble walking because of the equilibrium part of her ears. She has good days and bad. Pray that those crystals would go away and her hearing would be restored.

    Thank you,
    Sheri from Tennessee

  20. Anonymous says:

    I love to pray for others and often feel a little timid asking for prayer for myself. I was reminded of the scripture that a three braided cord is difficult to break–my prayer partner, Jesus and me make an unbeatable team. As a member of the Body of Christ, I need to be healed and restored to fullfill the calling God has on my life. Please pray for a complete healing of mind, body and emotions with emphasis on a restoration for the body.
    Thank you for your agreement and may God open the windows of heaven and pour down on you a blessing so large you can not contain it!

    Brenda

  21. Anonymous says:

    Hello enjoyed your devotion so much today. always enjoy all of them . my name is jeannie cook I live in livermore, ca. i would like you to pray for my son Aaron and his wife Hollie and their marriage. they have two children, chaila, 9 and little Aaron 7, my grandchild who are my crowns. they have been having trouble for the last year, up and down. they need Jesus. Hollie used to go to church and stopped a year ago, she was baptized going to bible study and then when Aaron went sobber a year ago she started really changing, she stop going to church . she also works from my husband, Craig and I. He work is not where it should be either. She is planning to drive to San diego with a friend on Wed the 23th to a movie review of a new movie coming out named Twilight. it is a romance which involves Vampires. She has read the books that are out. this is not anything we want her to participate in. i have also called kenneth copeland mininstires and CBN, 700 club for agreement and prayer that God would block this, and he knows the right way to do that. Aaron and Hollie need restoration in their marriage, healing in their hearts, living for God and helping others. I spoke to our Son last night and he does not like to talk about it much but he did a little to me and is hurting. he says his wife does not care about him . of course he needs to change big time in his attitude. but my hope is in God and i know he is working in our behalf and is the faithful one. And his promises are all yes and amen. thank you so much. Love jeannie

  22. What a wonderful illustration – it is a privilege to lift sisters in prayer. My prayer is for my family to soften their hearts towards Christ and realize faith is not the same as religion. Also that I would walk the walk God has called me to, even when it means stepping out of my comfort zone and not getting the approval of those closest to me who don’t understand.
    Thanks,
    Jill from IA

  23. Anonymous says:

    I am the mother of 2, step mother of 2, and “adopted” mother of 3. My husband is a cancer survivor, with God’s grace, and I suffer with CREST Syndrome. My prayer request is for my step son Chris F, who is recovering from a shoulder reconstruction and the new daddy of Daniel, born with Downs Syndrome and evidence of FAS and cocaine in his system at birth. The mother, Tricia, is barred from contact with them until she completes court ordered rehab. Until then, we must deal with the lawyers, courts, and child protective services as well as provide a home for Chris and Daniel.
    I would also like to ask prayer for my son Chris B, who is so angry at God for taking his grandparents. His anger bleeds over into his family (his beautiful wife Sabrina, step son Gabriel who has Autism, and his daughter Autumn). He has been unable to hold a job in years and has severe ulcers and hemroids, which bleed profusely at times. His wife has epilepsy.
    Each of my family members come to me to “vent” or to help them with their problems. They have no idea the stress they are causing me and their dad, despite our attempts to tell them. My CREST has flared to the extent that I must now go part time at work (as a hospice chaplain).
    Please pray with me for miracles and for strength, for God to shed his light and drive out the darkness that is surrounding my family.
    Thank you and God Bless You,
    Sheila

  24. Anonymous says:

    Dear Jill,
    I share your prayer request for your family and stand with you at the throne of grace for each child, for each person to be bathed in light – a light that banishes the darkness and brings truth. May the Lord sustain you in your positive witness and be a source of JOY!!
    In Faith,
    Sheila

  25. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my friend and neighbor, Angela. She has stopped going to church and tithing because
    she feels people are not real. She is saved but can’t seem to get out of this spiritual rut that she has
    found herself in. Thank you in advance for your prayers. I remain
    in His love. JoeAnne Howard

  26. Kelly from Valdese,NC

    My oldest son Drew is leaving to go to Japan for an entire year as a missionary (he is 23) I am so blessed but yet I will need strength to not allow missing him dearly to get me down! My middle son Daniel has been on a summer trip to Japan and will return to Iowa on July 29 where he attends college and my youngest son Billy is a preaching minister in Missouri. Pray that I could visit with my two sons soon….empty nest is difficult.

  27. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is that I will “Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” (Eph 6:7). I am struggling with my job as my true desire is to be a Stay at Home Mom. So, my prayer request is also that if it is God’s will, I will be provided the resources to stay at home with my two girls.

    I am Jennifer and I live in Northeast Ohio.

  28. JoeAnn … I will pray for you and your neighbor.

    For me, the prayer request is complex. I am unable to work because of back surgery I had back in December. Most mornings, it is all I can do to get up. My husband returned to his old job so he could make a little more money to support the three of us. We are still struggling to make ends meet every month. We are not actively involved in a church right now, but we are actively searching for a church to call “home”. Both my husband and I have deep wounds that we are both trying to heal from past friendships gone awry. Please pray for me, for healing so I can return to work and earn some money if that is God’s will. Please pray for our financial struggles, that God will stretch the money we have to cover everything that has to be paid. Also, please pray for the relationship between my mother and I. It is very strained and only seems to get worse during each conversation.

    Thanks ladies for praying! And Renee … thanks for orchestrating this prayer chain!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Sheila, Joy comes in the morning…
    Father thank YOU for Sheila,her love for YOU,her family,and your daughters.Thank YOU for giving her the strength,the wisdom,& the peace for now & days to come.Thank You,Father that Sheila KNOWS as a Chaplin,(what an amazing calling),how to bring a prayer to Your throne,Lay them at Your feet & LEAVE THEM THERE in confidence You will handle each request with YOUR Divine answer to each one !!!
    Thank you Father for each Sister HERE.Thank YOU that each need is met YOUR WAY ,each heart inspired to do YOUR will,each one comforted by Your amazing way,as only YOU can know all. Thank YOU father for discernment,wisdom,peace,joy,a repentant heart,a desire to serve one another,a longing to be NEAR & close to YOU,a greater desire to be in,discern & do YOUR will. As for my prayer request,i don't even know where to start. We have been out of church for a while,(not seeming to fit),Finances are pretty tight,(we homeschool,but i have put in a job application),there are some things God has spoken to my heart,i just have no idea where to even get started anymore with things i believe He has called me to do. Peace in Christ !!! Love & Live in hope!, miki,just outside of Memphis

  30. Anonymous says:

    Hello friend,
    My prayer request is for my upcoming marriage. I am accused by doubt and constantly worrying in the midst of wanting to love my fiance and plan our wedding. I am sometimes overwhelmed to the point that it is hard to speak. I really desire for both of us to focus on the Lord, but it has become very difficult to do so. Also, please pray specifically for my relationship with my fiance. We are learning what it means to communicate with one another in truth and love. Please pray for him as well during this time.
    Thank you!
    Danielle- Albany, NY

  31. I loved the devotion today & am excited about joining forces with y'all in prayer! Danielle, you will be bathed in it, sister!!

    My mother-in-law is having some health problems right now & needs a touch from the Great Physician. She is struggling with numerous issues (physical & emotional) all at once. As you pray for her, please also pray for wisdom for us, as a family, to know how best to pour love out on her. Thank you (in advance) to the sister who lifts this one up to the Father!

  32. Anonymous says:

    thank God for knowing ur husband`s test result and for women worldwide to pray.ur husband`s sickness is not unto death because the lord will perfect that which concerns him.

  33. Dear all and especially Tonya,

    in 1 kings 19 the story is told about Elijah hitting a rough spot. Especially verses 11-13 are powerful to me. God wants to see Elijah (Elijah will have to step out first) and finally shows himself not in thunder or fire, but in a quiet breeze. When I read about the life of Jesus and how God communicates with us I find it amazing how it is in the tiny and small that most can be found.

    I pray that you and your family will experience this also!Peace, balance, harmony and (emotional) healing will be on my mind for you Tonya.

    As for my prayer request… it’s a simple and mundane one. I would love to get my household a bit more organised (good enough will do, doesn’t have to be perfect)and get back into a rhythm of just maintaining. After a baby and a move, it is so hard to keep it from being untidy and not so clean. Whilst I know I can accomplish so much more and be more of me, if the house would be okay. Now it is just pulling me away from time with God and it demotivates me in much I (want to) do, not to mention the grumpy moods and overwhelming sulking I seem to get into. Rationally I know, but it feels likes I am being pulled down and can’t beat it. Please pray for courage and willingness to surrender and trust God. Thanks.

    Hugs,

    Eefje from the Netherlands

  34. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my heart…my ACTUAL HEART. I have had an EKG, treadmill test and a nuclear stress test this month and am waiting for the results of the last test. My heart rate is too high for my age (40’s)and fitness level (good). Thanks, Melanie from Florida.

  35. Renee;

    What a great idea to have women praying for each other from all over the world! It will be wonderful to see how God will move through each one of us as we pray.

    My prayer is to be able to attend seminary as a full-time student and begin building my own business/ministry. God has called me to develop a Christian life-coaching business and to write books and Bible studies for women. He has laid it on my heart to educate, edify and encourage women through the process of spiritual transformation so that they may discover, embrace and celebrate who they are in Christ.

    I really want to do this now and want to have the freedom to work for myself vs working for someone else.

    I pray that each woman who responds to these prayers is blessed in a mighty way.

    Thanks again for starting this!

    Monica from Williamsburg, VA

  36. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for your prayers.

    I am asking that each of you will pray for strength, guidance, love and a closer relationship with God. I want to use by God like near before, I want to stop thinking about Kimberly and think about God, his goodness, kindness love and how I can be a blessing to someone else. I also, pray that I understand his will/purpose for my life and that I will walk in the direction he wants me to go.

    Kimberly

  37. I hope I'm not messing up the groove here, but I must respond to Eefje (who is praying for my request). I, too, had a baby & moved…OH MY!!! I have never had such a mess & it is so hard to get it in order with a baby! It sounds like your situation is so similar to mine – I was stunned as I read your post! I know you will have another sister praying for you, but I will be praying for you, too!

  38. Anonymous says:

    My 13 year old daughter is 4 states away from us at her first youth camp. My prayer request is that they make it home safely this weekend. They are traveling Saturday and Sunday. We have been blessed with such great girls and thank God all the time for them.

    Thank you for your prayers,
    Cindy in Texas

  39. Anonymous says:

    I have a jewelry business that has not been doing…well, or good as I think it should or what it used to be with sales. I have been praying to God for success and I know He is the only answer to my every need and when that does not happen I start getting doubts as to why this is happening. My simple mind does not understand why I cannot have the successful sales I had in the past, or why the gal that says she will have a party never answers me back. Then I think maybe I should just abandon this idea of sales. And then I think what would I do with my life I am so lonely now if I did that I would not even have a life. I sound like a pitiful person when I think of all the trouble of everyone else and major problems of health, money problems, etc. this is stupid and selfish to feel this way, but I cannot help it. I love the thought of someone praying for me and me praying for someone I need that connection. Until then I continue to pray and hope I will not lose hope for without hope Or God what is there in life. I love this blog.

  40. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is for my marriage. My husband and I have been married for nearly 10 years and have a delightful 4-year old daughter. We have struggled over the past several years with communicating and meeting each others needs. Please pray that God will rekindle a spark in our marriage and that we both will be open to His leading. Pam

  41. blessing says:

    l want prayers for my children and l for God lifting.
    Blessing from Nigeria

  42. Dear sweet Jesus, please wrap your arms around Melanie and let her know you are there with her every moment of every day. Father strengthen her heart and let her heart rate return to normal. Calm her anxious spirit. Amen.

    Please pray that God would send a strong Christian woman into my life to keep me on track– a confidant– a mentor. I don’t know where to go or what to do with myself at this point, so I could use her advice and her support right now. Also, please remember my father as he was laid off for his job of 28 years and is struggling to go to college. His math classes are extremely difficult for him and he is growing depressed. My mother-in-law has the beginning stages of Alzheimers and her memory is going quickly. Help the family know how to care for her and for me to know how support my husband through this time.

  43. I would like prayer for my illness to finally have a diagnosis so that we can know how to treat it.

    I go for another MRI on Monday and need prayer just to get through that test! It’s an open MRI but I am claustrophobic and require meds to do it. This MRI is of my spine.

    We are ruling out or confirming Asian Multiple Sclerosis and/or Devic’s Syndrome and/or related disorders.

    Thank you!
    Lisa R.

  44. The is a great idea. My name is Diane, from Chesterfield, VA.
    Prayer request: that I might understand why I am going through a divorce.
    Blessings,
    Diane

  45. Anonymous says:

    My daughter Hannah graduated in May from a Christian university with an elementary education teaching degree. Years ago, she felt God calling her to teach in His kingdom. She has applied and interviewed for teaching positions in various Christian schools with no success. She is contemplating teaching in the public schools, but jobs are scarce. Hannah has medical conditions (spina bifida, diabetes) which make health insurance a must. Her benefits expire November 30th. She is confused (Why did I earn a teaching degree if I cannot find a position?) and scared (What will I do for medical care when my benefits run out?) and hurt (What is wrong with me that no one will hire me?). Please pray that the Lord will guide her to the place He has intended her to be all along, and that He will grant her trust and patience in the waiting. Thank you, and may God bless you! Debbie

  46. Anonymous says:

    I am recently divorced, real estate agent with no other source of income. I have been working just over a year and have only managed to close 3 deals, 2 of which were rentals. I need my business to start producing a steady income that will support me and children. Please pray the business starts to take off and I begin to make a steady flow of income. Laura – Germantown, MD

  47. Anonymous says:

    my prayer is to be restored to my children and my brother and sisters. also for a car. thank you kelly

  48. My prayer request is for my family to have faith in God, knowing that he will never leave us or forsake us and that he is the Great Physician. My husband was diagonsed 2 years ago with bladder cancer, it is superficial, not invasive. He has to check up every 3 months, he had his check on Tuesday and there are 2 small spots. He has to do a scrapping on 8/15/08. We ask your prayers that all will be well, I am confident that God will take control, my faith is strong, but it will be even stronger knowing my girl friends are praying with me and walking with me. Lynda, New York

  49. My prayer request is that my 11 month old daughter had a bladder infection and now the doctor wants her to have some testing done at the hospital to make sure that there is nothing more wrong with her. I understand the necessity of this but the testing is painful and we have to wait until August first to even take her. I am just praying that all the testing will go well and she will not suffer any pain. I also pray that nothing would be wrong with her and that my family and I would not worry about it as worry is not from God!

  50. Mechelle says:

    My husband passed away suddenly last summer, leaving me with a business to run and three children at home. The struggles of keeping it all together for the sake of my kids is overwhelming!

    Please help me pray for guidance in how to run the business that my husband ran so well, and for peace to relieve the stress and worry.

  51. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my marriage. We are having a difficult time. My husband has talked about how things would be better for our family (we have 2 toddlers) if he left (as his father did). He has reached the end of his rope of self and I believe he is at the point that God has brought him to in order to realize how great his need for Christ is. I know he is on the edge of doing great and mighty things for the kingdom of God and is in a tremendous warfare right now. We have just started seeing a wonderful christian counselor and he has committed to continue. I am praying for him to build godly friendships too.
    Thank you!!! Jennifer in Florida

  52. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my brother who left traditional Christianity for a false religion that claims to have all the answers. He suffers from alot of depression and doesn’t feel like God loves him anymore.

  53. Renee, you always tell the best stories. What a wonderful encouragement. You know if that was me hearing Steven called for help, I would’ve probably go to his father and took the fussing baby. I’m afraid of heights and bridges, and yes, glass elevators too.

    Anyhow, here’s my prayer request: As always I am struggling with financial issues. I am looking for a permanent job while getting my ministry of the ground. I’m not sure if working is the answer. I’m just doing my part-looking for the job. Pray that if it is His will then He will provide a job for me. If not, then for Him to increase my quilting account in ways I do not see.

    Thank you for your prayers. Shoua

  54. I have three children under the age of 11. My 39 year old husband began having health problems last year and it is continuing to get worse. The doctors are not sure what it is – possibly some neuro-degenerative disease. We are scared, uncertain of the future and it is so frustrating for him to lose simple abilities as every day goes by. I would pray for healing for my husband, but more than that – the peace and comfort that God can give me and my family.

  55. Anonymous says:

    My nephew, Chris has had a difficult year. His wife Megan has been taking off and leaving him to care for the kids [including work days] most of the time. Now that Chris has finally asked for custody of the kids; She is fighting mad and scheming to get full custody herself. [She got a restraining order against him, and had, by police involvement based on him hitting her, gotten the kids, so Chris couldn't see the kids for 3 weeks. Wednesday he was acquitted of all her accusations and in the emergency custody hearing was only given partial custody of the kids. He's discouraged that the judge [who'll be the eventual one in the final hearing on custody] did not do much listening and didn't seem to much care. We, his larger family are concerned about the hi possiblity of drug use. Will she use child support money to go on her binges on the weekend when Chris has the kids? Can she get them from her neighbor during the week? If so maybe drug testing would work, but if only on the weekends? The judge said there wasn't enough evidence of all she was doing [& of course of the drug possibility]; and we don't know how we can come up with more evidence than we already have. Meantime Chris is in construction – way down in FL, he has no money, and his car blew up. He has no car for work [except temporarily for a few weeks]. He's extremely discouraged and he needs God, but is he ready to recieve him? Pray for the evidence we need IF Megan isn't serious about taking GOOD care of the kids [because they need both Mom and Dad], and for God to provide for Chris and draw him to Himself.
    Sharon Beasley

  56. WOW, just read through all of the prayers. I will lift each one up as a whole to our heavenly Father, and when I post will mention the one above me individually! Oh the power of prayer….

    First, for our decisions on church. We are lifetime Lutherans, but are looking for more. So pray as we search for another church whereever that might be….

    Also, I have been on a search for the last few years on what I should do with my life. As I look back, I see how God has grown me to where I am today. It has beena journey of preparing me. I have a heart for missions, adoption, I just like to care for those hurting in general. I have finally discovered what I think God is calling me/us to do. Open a set of houses for foster care/adoption. Go to http://www.riobend.org for further info. I have grown, God has shown me the perfect place to do this. There is an existing house, that part of it burned yesturday. But God spared the main house. I believe it was Him! So my prayer request is that I will follow through without hesitation on starting a non profit. That part scares me. There is alot of paperwork involved. Money involved that I don’t have much of. But I have a great Faith that God already has those things in place, and if I am meant to do this, it will go without a hitch…..Also pray for my mom. She has faith, but doesn’t take steps to grow it. I would like for her to join me on this journey. So please pray that if it is God’s will, she will be ready to join me. (my husband is ready. He said that it is obviously something God is calling me to do, who am I to argue with God?)

    sorry so long winded….

    Thanks
    Shannon

  57. Anonymous says:

    My husband and I have been separated for almost 3 years. He left me and wants no part in trying to reconcile the marriage, but will not file for divorce. He says still being legally married isn’t impacting anything he wants to do and he just can’t be bothered to deal with all the legal stuff. I have struggled with filing as I truly believe that marriage is “for better for worse, till death do you part”. I have rationalized the situation in my mind; however, I just have not been able to go through with the process myself. I continue to pray that God will heal my marriage, but after 3 years I am beginning to lose hope. I feel like I can’t move forward with my life until something changes. I need direction from God as to whether I should continue to “hold on” or take steps to “move on”. Please pray that I receive that guidance, and if the answer is that it is time for me to file those papers, please pray that God provides me with the strength to get through it. Thanks so much! Suzanne- Lutz, FL

  58. Anonymous says:

    Hi my name is Cece and I live in California. I have a request for prayer for my nephew who just recently just received the Lord. We took him to the men’s recovery home through our church he is kicking drugs. Please keep him in your prayers because he is not happy being there and is wanting to leave. We have been praying that he won’t leave his life is in physical danger he angered some people(drug dealers) and they will probably retaliate. His mother recently received the Lord as well. Their names are Armando and Marie. Thank you for your prayers.

  59. Anonymous says:

    I am dealing with a lot. I have been separated for 4 months after finding out my husband cheated on me. My whole world has come crashing down, and I just don’t undestand God through this. Please pray He draws me near to Himself as I realize my dreams of a family are not going to happen…at least not right now. As I prepare to make decisions, that God would dispell the fear and help me to hold fast to Him. That when Satan’s attacks come, God will help me to stand strong. And all the time that I am weary, He will provide peace and rest. Thank you. -W

  60. Hi Ladies,
    Shannon, I will keep you and your family in prayers as God leads you in this new journey.

    It is so God that you, Renee, started this today. My husband and I interviewed Tuesday night as a Pastor of a new church start. The meeting went beyond what we could have anticipated.
    This morning we got a call from the chair of the committee. One of the ladies we had interviewed with was in a horrible car accident.
    Her sister died in the accident and she is in the trauma unit of a large hospital. Her 16 year old grandaughter was also in the accident and has several broken bones.
    Please pray for this family and small church family as they minister to each other. Pray for our new friend/sister Judy and her grandaughter Britney to recover fully. And selfishly pray for my husband as he goes and ministers to both families even though he has not yet been called to be their pastor. It was what we both wanted him to do right away. They called him because they had no pastor to call. Pray God will be glorified.
    After the call my first prayer was how can I get as many people praying as I can.
    Thanks to God for this post Renee! And thank you for whoever comes behind me!

    Pamela R. South Carolina

  61. I've read all of your posts and I am moved by many of them. I hear so much pain and grief in many of your posts. I can identify with several. Fist of all, Renee – my first husband, Tony(long story – I'm on my third marriage and what a blessing from God!)had the same thing only he never had any symptoms until he needed to have his spleen removed. All was ok until 4 yrs after his surgery, he had a blood clot and died.
    So Gill, I understand your greif. I've danced with greif over the ten years since Tony died. I became angry and in need of forgiveness from God–which is always there IF we ask!!
    My second marriage, which lasted a year, was to an alcoholic. So I can identify with Lisa who is in a family of addictions. For me, I found sweet relief from being in worship at a local Celebrate Recovery group. BUT… I didn't find a way to "cure" my husband, but that I had issues myself. I countinue to work on my grief, my anger, my self-esteem and my perfectionistic issues every Friday night in our worship time and our accountability group. My second husband died after a short bout with cancer. We had become friends again and we were able to reconsile the week before he died.
    My current and 3rd husband, Dennis is a gift from God. He is every thing I was searching for. We've been married 1 1/2 years. Last fall, he began his dream of becoming a pastor and began taking classes online. He has a bad back and had to quit his job. He's applied for disability, but still has 30-45 days to wait for the next step. In the meantime, I had a good job, but it was very stressful. I was relieved of that job 3 weeks ago. Amazing how God answers prayers at times! 🙂

    I said all that to get to my prayer requests…
    *Please pray that I will receive unemployment or that I will find a job this next week. We have little money left. I am confident that God will provide for us, but you know Satan likes to tempt me with the thought of," But what if God's timing is off?"
    *Please pray for my husband that he will receive disability soon so that he can feel that he contributes to our income situation.
    *please pray for me that I can continue to learn how to be a supportive pastors wife. I know that some people will think that I'm not fit to hold that place because of my past.
    *please pray for our Celebrate Recovery ministry as it is a small group and I know there are many people in this area that need help dealing with life's issues.
    *Also, please pray for my daughter Jennifer and her daughter, Toni Renee, that they can be together again. (She's named after her grandpa!)
    *Please pray for my son, Bryan, who will be moving in mid-August and getting married in mid-September.
    *both of my children were raised going to church and were baptised in the Christian faith, but have walked their own path. I pray that God will GENTLY bring them back to Him so that they can finally have some peace in their lives.

    It seems I could go on…my husband's family is mostly Jehovah's Witnesses. Pray for their "awakening to the truth."
    Dennis has one daughter he has not seen or heard from in over 17 years. I pray daily that she will be open to meeting or talking to him soon.

    *Lynda – I will be praying for you & your family, for healing for your husband and for the grace to accept whatever lies ahead for you.

    Forgive me for being so long winded. I've been told I should write a book.

    My name is Sonia and I'm a grateful follower in Jesus Christ my Lord. Emporia, Ks
    I can be reached at selah_09@yahoo.com

  62. Pamela I will be praying for you all who are involved. This is such a wonderful idea. It is amazing how God can use blogs to bring people together who don’t know each other. We can pray for each other…across the miles even. Thanks for that avenue Renee.

    My prayer request is for my mom. She discovered she had kidney cancer in March. Thankfully, she had a bladder infection that did not go away that required further tests. It was then, that the cancer was found. She had very successful surgery to remove the one kidney and the tumor. The doctor’s were amazed at how well she did. We know who was responsible for that…God! The cancer had spread to some spots on her lungs. She is going through a treatment called interlukin 2. She did well through that, too. We are now 2 weeks away from finding out if that treatment is working. It has been a tough wait and the day of the scan will be really hard. We know that if the scan shows improvement it is all from God and we want to give HIM the glory. My mom and I are very close and the thought of losing her is tough to think about. By the way, my mom became a believe through this experience. Praise! Thank you to whoever may be praying for my mom. Sorry for the long entry…

  63. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is that the Lord will save my two sons from the streets and lead them to church. Help them to become better fathers to their children.

  64. Anonymous says:

    My name is Renita I sent the request about my two sons.

  65. To the lovely sister who comments after me, I apologize. This doesn’t make sense to me, so I hope the Spirit of God enlightens you to pray as you ought. 😉

    I am SO tempted to ask for prayer about something else (anything else) but the one thing I know I need above all else is to REALLY connect with God in a personal way. I am saved, but I don’t feel that relationship…

    That must sound depressing…. But I have an obnoxiously blessed and useful life! He leads, and teaches, and blesses me abundantly, but I experience my Christian life in terms of “wife” and “mom” and “daughter” and “friend” and “women’s ministry leader” but almost never as just “His.”

    Without regard to any way I might be useful to others, I would like to imagine that I could bring Him enjoyment by just existing as His.

    I would like to feel like He loves me, and not just know it. And, come to think about it, I want to feel like I love Him, and not just know it.

    There is a lot that can be known about God, and He has taught me so much; I feel like the safer road would be to just be thankful and content with what I have…

    I think it is EXTREMELY risky to ask for what I am asking. Because if, for some reason, He doesn’t want me to feel what I am asking to feel (i.e. experience what I want to experience) then I will be devastated.

    That is where the doubt comes in. Is the book done yet, Renee? 😉

    (Since I just won the last drawing, if I get picked again, give the book to the lady I’m praying for who commented just before me.)

  66. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my family. We have some hard issues with my 18 year old daughter that is getting harder and harder to deal with. We are having to use tough love and I just don’t know how much longer I can deal with this. We’ve recently moved and my friends have forgotten me or it seems like it. Thanks, Janet for Batesville

  67. My prayer request:
    I have a cold that has hung on now for a week. I am physically exhausted and not sleeping well at night. I have a 2 and 4 year old I am trying to keep up with during the day…
    And being physically exhausted is hard because I am going into a tough counseling session on Monday afternoon. I am working through some difficult issues of sexual abuse in my past, and am fearful of facing them, and the emotions associated with them.
    The physical exhaustion means that right now I have low emotional reserves as well, and I am afraid of being overwhelmed by those emotions as I start to grieve through the things that happened.
    Thank you for praying,
    Heather from WI

  68. please help us pray for God’s provision for my husband’s business. bills are piling high, expenses are high, and customers are not paying their bills. we’ve been in a constant struggle of barely making ends meet for a couple of years. please pray that we will be able to open a new store soon, that the landlord will approve the lease negotiation, and we can provide a steady income for our family.

    christy
    west memphis, ar

  69. Thank You Renee for your blog today.
    First off I will pray for Jeannie because we live in the same town!
    I also pray for Heather from Wi.
    I ask that you would pray for me to help me continue in the perservance with prayer and also to get over my hestitation and build my confidence in writing.
    Thank You and Blessings
    Debra in Livermore

  70. Anonymous says:

    I have moved to a new area and am invited to a housewarming party at a new non-christian friend’s house… please pray for this great opportunity and new contacts..
    Marion

  71. Anonymous says:

    Dear Heather,
    I will pray for you this week that our loving Father will strengthen you, both physically and emotionally. I pray that the counseling session will bring total healing and that God’s love will envelope you and comfort you.

    My prayer request is for my 17 yr. old daughter. She needs healing from a sexual abuse that occurred 2 years ago and she needs salvation most of all. She grew up in church but for the last few years she has decided that she does not believe in God anymore. Please pray for her salvation and healing.

    Thank you for your prayers,

    Trish from VA

  72. Anonymous says:

    i need your prayers for GODS will in my life and that he remove the fear that has kept me bound for so long, im 56 and never been married been saved for 20 yrs almost and i live a life completely pure in my mind body and soul but i would like to be married, it is my desire even now so pray for me

  73. I am also afraid of heights. I don’t let it stop me, but just last week I toured a new home. My nephew was building it and we had to walk across a landing that was on the second floor. There were no rails yet. I pressed against the wall as I walked from one side to the other, but my heart was pounding. I love your story, because I understand what it took to do it. I love that.

  74. I ask for prayer for my husband to get a job and my daughter, Jennifers financial situation. I also ask for prayer for my son, Matt, who is a Marine, that God would be with him and keep him safe.

  75. My prayer request is for unsaved family members who continue to travel down a road that only leads to distruction of having a life in eternity with God. It is most heart renching to watch them on this path.
    I found your blog thu Encouragement for Today.

  76. Out of everything, the one I’d like to mention as my prayer request is for my husband’s job. He got laid off a year ago, and was only out of work for a day and a half, HOWEVER, it is not exactly using his talent and ability. This weekend, he’s working out of town at a special event, and there may be an opportunity for a promotion.

    Cindy
    St. Petersburg, Fl
    kevin_cindy@verizon.net

  77. Toni from Pa says:

    When I opened my email today, which is Encouragement for Today, I began crying, for I believe in my heart that the Lord is speaking to my heart. First, I pray that everyone who has made a comment on this page has their prayers answered. I did not complete reading all of them, but know that you all are in my prayers. Please pray that my husband and I can get our finances in order. The bible says we are to own no man but to love him. This is our goal. It is difficult as I am on disability, & he lost his job. So please hold us up in prayer, for the prayers of the rightous avails much. God bless

  78. I thank my heavenly Father for his greatness. Renee, may the Lord blees you for being obedient in requesting that others post in this prayer chain. God knows all of the hurts/burdens and attacks that his children have been facing. The enemy is hard at work.

    But the God we serve wants us to remember that we are not alone. We serve a faithful God who knows all things, even those we are not sharing. With that said, I would like to request prayer for myself individually. I have not been as faithful and obedient as I should be and God has been showing me in the past couple of weeks that I need to surrender ALL areas of my life to HIM!

    Please pray that I will be obedient in placing Him as the center of my life and being disciplined in seeking HIM daily and also in loving others the way HE loves us. Also pray for my marriage as my husband is pretty much ready to walk out because of anger issues and me being a “control freak” (due to issues from the past).

    Debra in Livermore know that I am praying for you and can’t wait to see what the Lord will be doing with all of these request.

    God Bless you all!!

  79. I would like prayer for courage. My family (husband and 3 kids) and I have just relocated to another city and I want to be courageous to look for opportunities to make friends and bless others. Also wisdom as I am putting full time work on the back burner to be a stay at home mom for the first time.
    Thanks, Terri

  80. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Renee I am happy to hear that you husband got good news on his test results. Praise God!!. My prayer request is that I continue to trust and seek the Lord, in what’s to come in my life, and believe and have the hope that he will bring me my husband.
    Christina

  81. Anonymous says:

    My prayer is that I will get out of this dry season of my life. Every desire to read the word and pray have just dried up. Fear has ingulf me like never before, and I know better, because God did not give me the spirit of fear. But these days for me, knowing and walking it have being two different things. Thank for your prayers, Maxine San Antonio, Tx

  82. Anonymous says:

    I would like to thank your Renee for allowing me onto this site. I know this site was sent by the Holy Spirit.
    I would also like to have the ladies pray for me.
    I am struggling with a husband of 30+ years that is caught up with sexual addictions on the internet. It has ruined our marriage and that hurts. I’m a Realtor in a slow market. I have been a Realtor for over 20+ years. I need the strengeth to find work as I am broke. My husband is not helping me financially anymore. Over the last couple of years I found out that as I was making money he was spending it as fast as I was putting it in the bank. Now that I have shut down that account. I am having a difficul time getting my strength back into the field. Please pray for my sanity as I made decisons as to what I should do. I am trusting God to show me a positive way to get back into the field and take care of me and my 15 year old daugher.
    Thanking you in Advance for the comments and prayers.

    Kay Porter

  83. Anonymous says:

    My 21-year-old daughter has returned home with her 2 1/2-year-old son. She is in the middle of a divorce from an abusive husband. She met him when she ran away from home on her 18th birthday. She came back home seemingly repentant for what she had done, and said that she was different now. We agreed to help her through the divorce and help her with caring for our grandson. The only real difference that we have noticed in the past two months is that she now has a son. She is a good mother, when she is here. Therein lies the problem – she is supposed to be living here, but for the past week and a half, she has not slept one night at our house (her son has been with us). Apparently, her rebellious nature is in full swing. My husband had a talk with her last night and she left here really mad. They will be talking again later and rules laid down so that she has to spend the nights here. There is so much going on in this situation that I could easily fill a book telling you about it. I would like people to pray that my daughter’s eyes will be opened to what she is doing, that she will have a submissive and gentle spirit, that she will listen to her father and me, and most importantly, that she will listen to what God is telling her.

  84. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for me Samuel and Joyce my wife for we have been praying that the good Lord will give us children in our marriage. we have been married for the past14 years but no children. Please pray for us.

    Samuel(London UK)

  85. Anonymous says:

    I was reading an email my friend sent me and I came across your website. I’m from Dinwiddie County (near Petersburg), VA. My wife packed her luggage and left in the truck with a guy to Tennessee (who has since left her) on 10 February 2008. I haven’t talked to her in 12 days because she acts like we could get back together and then doesn’t answer me when I ask her if she wants to come back to me. I think that she doesn’t know what she wants. She’s also with the first guy’s brother and his family in Tennessee. I love her and I really would like for her to come back to me so that we can start over and be a family again. Please pray for us. God bless, Gerry.

  86. My mother-in-law, Audrey, has lung cancer and is now in a nursing home under hospice care. I have spoken and prayed with her about her faith in Jesus – she does believe that Jesus is her Savior and that she is going to heaven – please pray for her comfort – she is in a lot of pain – and also pray for her children, Willie, Charlie, and Susan. Please also pray for me (Leslie) and her other daughter-in-law, Ann that we may minister to her fruitfully in her last days. We do not know how much longer she will be with us.

    Thank you for praying and may God Richly bless you!

    Leslie.

  87. Anonymous says:

    First let me begin by saying that the daily devotions have been a blessing, I am in need of prayer for my financial situation, I am going through a rough period, I am trying not to lose all I have worked for my home, my car, my bills, and I have a son in his second year of college, I know the Lord will provide and make a way, I just need someone to pray with me. I don’t know what else to do besides pray. Thank You,
    Tonya Allison, Milton, FL

  88. Anonymous says:

    Prayer request- change of career for me. Divine Direction from the Holy Spirit and confirmation that I will know that this is the path God has for me now. Help with balance of all things in my life, body, and health.Thank you. Maria

  89. Anonymous says:

    First i want to say that I am praying for you and your family.
    My prayer request is that Ihave trouble with DOUBT and ANXIETY! Like right now I am leaving my church that I have been in for about 10 years.So please if you would pray for my main two things i try and deal with everyday i sure would appreciate it so very much!May GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!
    My name is BECKY and i am from WELSH,LOUISIANA

  90. Anonymous says:

    I am asking for prayer for my sister Judy in Canada. She was diagnosed with breast cancer, and was 8 months short of 10 years of being cancer free. She was diagnosed again in September 07, and had to have a breast removed. She has recently gone for a bone scan, and they have requested for her to return and have it done again, but this time they would like to concentrate on her left rib cage, and back. The doctors’ are hoping to see a clear scan, and nothing black, or any holes. My sister has not made the appointment, because she’s afraid of the results, and so am I! I lost my dad 7 years ago from lung cancer, and I only have one sibling which is my sister Judy who I love, and couldn’t imagine my life without. Could I humbly ask for your prayers for her that all her tests will come back positive, and that Our Heavenly Father will remove every cancerous cell in her body that we may have her around for a long time? Thank you, and please pray for me that God will grant me the strength and courage to walk this road with my sister no matter what the out come may be. God bless you all… Donna

  91. Anonymous says:

    I recently moved into a 3 bedroom townhouse thinking my 23 year old daughter and her two young babies were going to stay with me, well she has moved out. The financial burden is too much and I don’t have the money too move again so I am locked in for the next year. I am really lonely, scared and worried. Please pray that God would provide a the right roommate and help me to move on with my life that I don’t feel like I have. My name is Lynn from Chicago.

  92. Anonymous says:

    I just found this site the other day, read Renee’s personal story on prayer today and her blog. I have never asked for prayer from people I don’t know but here goes. I am a single mom I am looking for another job that pays better because I am barely getting by. There are days when I am so tired trying to be strong for my kids, encouraging them to pursue their goals. All I do is work, come home, cook dinner go to bed. As I’m writing this I’m on the verge of tears because I am just so tired of trying to keep my spirits up. Please pray for me to keep trusting God that things will work out, to get a better job so I don’t have to keep depending on my parents and to love myself.
    Thank you,
    Joy

  93. Anonymous says:

    Prayer request- change of career for me. Divine Direction from the Holy Spirit and confirmation that I will know that this is the path God has for me now. Help with balance of all things in my life, body, and health.Thank you. Maria

  94. Anonymous says:

    We have a 13 month old daughter with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Our family is blessed to have her in our lives,she is a miracle.We have had a long journey to this point.
    My prayer is to have God lead us to finding our "new normal".I also need prayer for my own heart to be filled again,because I have been totally zapped of everything due to the emotional rollercoaster we now ride.
    God has carried us through so much,but I guess I am doubting how far he will take us.I am so scared of loosing our miracle.I have also caved to an attack of Satan and now have lots of guilt surrounding this sin.
    I know the power of prayer.I have witnessed it with our daughter. The doctors told us she would not live,and if she did, she would not have a good quality of life.God had other plans!She is now thriving & completes our family!

    Thank you Renee for this awesome idea,& thank you to my prayer sister! I will also be praying for not only the previous sister,but all who have requests.
    Blessings,
    Tina from Ohio

  95. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for a perfectly healthy baby due to be born by a scheduled c section to my son & his wife today July 18th at 12:30 p.m. pacific time. I'm praying that perhaps she (it's a girl!) will be the catalyst to encourage them to change their lifestyle and live a healthier one.
    Sallie in California

  96. Anonymous says:

    Prayer is amazing and here we are given a oppurtunity to serve our sisters in Christ.

    I come before you and ask for prayer in the area of fear & anxiety, God's word tells us not fear anything and not be anxious of anything, the Lord has tested my faith with circumstances over the last 9 months, with health issues and the health of my loved ones, I also am in fear of God's second coming, fear I will be left behind, this fear has been within me since a small child, but it stems from my mother leaving the home when I was young, so I have a fear of abandoment and don't want to ever pass that on to my children, I don't want them to struggle in their faith. I have allowed my emotions and my thinking to dictate how my heart works and I'm done, I know this isn't what God has intended for my life and I just pray for strength to reclaim the deep desire I have for a UNSHAKEN FAITH, I pray also that my husband will be saved, going through what I have been through spiritually single is hard, but I persevere! I will be praying for everyone else and thanks Renee for your dedication to the body of Christ.

    In Him,
    Renee
    renee@powder-fab.com

  97. Anonymous says:

    I am asking you to lift up my daughter, Abbie. She was wrongly accused of disorderly conduct after being attacked by another girl at a festival. We had to retain a lawyer (big bucks) but we need to get it off her record because she wants to become a nurse and this could interfere with future employment. I ask you to pray for vindication and victory for her. Thank you. Wendy

  98. Tina in Ohio, I’m lifting you and your family up before the Lord. (If you click on my name it should lead you to my email address; I’d love to hear from you!) My request is for the discernment and control to not run ahead of God but to be faithful in planting the seeds He wants me to and trust Him to do the rest.

  99. Please pray for this weekend for me!! I met a great guy and will be seeing him at work this weekend. Please pray for God to give us some time together so we can talk and get to know each other better!!
    Please pray for our relationship and that God takes it where he wants to!! Thank you sooo much.

    Melissa

  100. As I prepare to leave for my first ever mission trip to Guatemala on Tuesday, pray that God prepares my heart for whatever lies ahead. I ask for prayer for safe travels and that the health issues that I have been dealing with recently will not interfere with what God has in store for me, as well as our mission team.

    Beth from Milwaukee, WI

  101. Anonymous says:

    My request is for God to show me what I need to do or say as lately I feel 'attacked' by people I love and friends. This year has been a really tough one emotionally/physically and spiritually and I don't know if I am being overly sensitive or if I am to change myself in some way but the comments have cut to my heart. I am feeling depressed & worthless..

  102. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is for my 17 year old daughter. She has always been a sweet, helpful, compliant, obidient and loving girl until about thr time she started Jr. High. Her grades started slowly slipping and now she is trying everything and announced she is not longer going to church. This breaks my heart. Not just for my daughter but for a generation that seems to all be going down the same path. Lady’s please join me in prayer for our kids. Let’s pray that they see God for who He is and that they come to know that what they are looking for can only be found in Jesus!!!! Please help me pray for wisdom in guiding my daughter during this time in our lives. Blessings! Claudia

  103. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is that after 21 years of marriage and now with 3 teenagers, my husband will see the need to help with our finances instead of hoarding it all away in case of an “emergency”. I foot most of the bills.
    Kathy

  104. Anonymous says:

    hello, I have a prayer request if someone has a few minutes to listen to my story.We live in Tenn near the Smoky Mountains.We’ve always wanted to live here we visiting on vaction many times. We’ve been here 5 years and it has been nothing but a finacial struggle.Work here is so hard to come by let’s just say ethics is a big part of it.My husband is a very responable man when it comes to working he held his job for 12 years in Fl.We own a small bussiness that is barely staying a float.We need prayer for our finacial burdens.Our family is in florida and we am ready to move back.We need Gods guidance for for our struggle it’s been 5 years we are ready for relief. God never gives us more than he knows we can handle, God answers prayers and keep praying this is what we hold onto daily and I read proverbs 31 daily(for about 3 weeks now)

    Thanks for reading and God Bless ya’ll Bhutch

  105. My prayer request is that as I go into the end of July and first of August that God will show me everyday what I need to focus on that day. This summer I have taken over as the MOPS Coordinator for our church and all the responsibilities of that new position on top of taking care of my family is having an impact on my health and my relationships. My husband is concerned that I am not placing MOPS second to my son. Trying to keep a four year old entertained, that will not play by himself and does not nap, is wearing me out and I am overwhelmed by my to-do list right now. Please pray for balance in my life and that I will lean on Him and ask Him, “God, what do I need to do today? Not tomorrow, just today?” My verses I am clinging too right now are Matthew 6:33-34, “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Thank you my praying sister. God bless you!

    Brandee
    http://www.setmyfeetonarock.blogspot.com

  106. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for safe journey mercies for my husband and I as we start our vacation tomorrow morning (Sat. July 19th). My first name is Marilyn and I am from Ontario, Canada

  107. Anonymous says:

    Must be a God thing that Tina’s request is above mine. I have a HUGE heart for babies, esp. those suffering from illness. I volunteered at UNC Children’s Hospital for two years as a Pediatric Cuddler and am a licensed foster parent in North Carolina. I was born with a hole in my heart (septal defect) that required open heart surgery at age 6. The hole was the size of a nickel by that point and doctors told my parents I would not live past age 15 without the surgery … I am 32 now and no sign of a murmur. Tina, I will be praying for you and your beautiful girl!!!

    My love for babies has also inspired my new career choice. Starting in August, I will enter the pre-nursing program at my local community college with the ultimate goal of working in the newborn nursery or the NICU. Please pray for me as I begin this journey … finances are an issue as I have been unemployed for since the end of April. Time management will also be key.

    In addition, please pray for my health. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia last year, which is a very painful chronic pain condition accompanied by severe fatigue. I am taking lots of medicine and have recently been put on a very strict, yucky diet (no “white” or processed foods, nothing with corn or corn syrup, etc.). It has been very difficult for me. I am single and feel very alone and overwhelmed by it all. I have actually gotten off of it the last three days. Just fed up and quit. So I also have guilt about that and need to find that motivation and commitment again … remind myself that I am worth it and ultimately I will be healthier and happier as a result of following doctor’s orders. Just wish there was an easier way.

    Finally, my heart’s desire is to be a mom. I want that more than anything in the world. The desire has only increased the past few years as I have been fostering newborns from the time they are released from the hospital for the week or 10 days until their adoption is finalized. I feel God has placed adoption on my heart as the means to be a mom. There are so many kids out there who need love and I have so much to give. But adoption is not cheap and not all agencies allow singles to adopt. I know God is bigger than any red tape and can make a way. I just can’t see HOW or WHEN at this point, and it is so hard. I already have the nursery all set up for my foster babies. And it is getting harder and harder to let them go when the time comes. I am ready for my chance to nurture someone from infancy to adulthood. Just please pray for wisdom and that my trust will grow through this process.

    And thanks, Renee, for reminding me that asking for prayer and for help is NOT burdening others. It fosters community and intimacy God desires us to have with others.

    Blessings,
    Jenn

    P.S. Several others posted since I started writing this. I will still pray for Tina, but will also be praying for those in between:)

  108. Anonymous says:

    I am praying for healing from my past, past disappointments, hurtful words, emotional eating, rejection, insecurities, marriage communication, and knowing how to accept love and friendships. Thank you.

    Sonja

  109. I’m am struggling with panic attacks, I am starting sessions with my Christian counselor today. I know I need to turn all my burdens, worry and anxiety over to Christ but it is so hard for me. I have issues with trust and control and have been praying so hard to get some peace in my life. Your prayers are so appreciated.
    Blessings,
    Andrea

  110. Anonymous says:

    I am a 39 year old mother of two young boys (ages 8 1/2 and 6). I have experienced two years of health issues due to autoimmune problems. I am very weary of doctor visits, and the money needed to sustain my health. My husband is a wonderful support, Praise God! I just want to be healthy again and to be here to raise my boys. I may need surgery, but a medication might help keep me from surgery. Please pray that the Great Physician, Jesus Christ would heal me completely! Thank you and bless you, sister!

  111. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is for physical healing. I am 31, and dealing with multiple nagging conditions… today it’s a horrible infection that visits more frequently that I would like. I sometimes feel frustrated because I know who my healer is, yet I still struggle with health issues.
    Thank you for your prayers!
    Jenny in Ohio

  112. Anonymous says:

    Please pray that God will open financial doors for my husband and I very soon. My husband’s business is failing and I have been searching for a job since December. All doors have been closed so far, so I’m praying God will open the right door for a job for me, if that is His will, and will turn around my husband’s business so we can meet our financial obligations. CR

  113. I am newly married (May 3). My husband and I are both Christians and want Christ at the center of our marriage. My husband is even starting seminary soon, however we have been under attack. Nothing serious, just not very happy with each other lately and can’t seem to get past it. I love him dearly and God definitely designed this marriage! I want to be the patient, obedient wife has called me to be but it is difficult because I don’t feel I have an example to follow. God has asked me to lead by example and trust in Him to repair things (which neither of us have been doing). My prayer is for the strength and patience to do this! This is supposed to be such a happy, joy-filled time for us and it has been anything but!

    Thank you my beautiful sisters in Christ!

    God love you and so do I!

  114. Anonymous says:

    I am struggling with opening up to people, and making friends. I just can’t seem to open up enough to get past that aquaintance stage. Please pray for me to open up and leave my comfort zone.

    Thank you.
    Karla

  115. I LOVE this idea.

    For this coming week I would so appreciate prayer for Dr’s appointments I have – tests trying to discover what is causing abdominal pain. Please pray that anything that needs to be found will be found so steps can be taken for complete recovery. I guess, actually, you could pray for complete healing so nothing would be found too! :o)

    Thank you so much for your prayers on my behalf.
    Joy

  116. Anonymous says:

    My prayer is for my husband’s heart to be opened to adoption from China. I feel God has told me I have another daughter there, and it is a burden on my heart to bring her home. Thank you so much!

    LouAnne

  117. Anonymous says:

    My prayer is for my husband as he has an extremely stressful job. I pray he will lean on the Lord’s strength and that we will have a smooth move from AZ to TX in the next coming month.
    Danielle

  118. Anonymous says:

    My husband says he is not happy and considering leaving. I think alot of it is financial burdens and stress. Please pray that he will stay strong and i can be who he needs me to be and that will make it through this.
    Thanks,
    Christy

  119. Anonymous says:

    Anne, I am 37 years old and in your same situation. Have never been married, no (biological)children (accept for my daughter whom I have raised since birth, now 17 yrs old) I have always wanted 4 children and since I already have Angela I pray and dream of having triples. Now we can stand together in prayer for our dreams to come true. May God’s will be done in our lives! Blessings. Claudia

  120. I will be praying for Christy and her marriage, that God will work his Will in that home.
    I am asking for prayers for my son’s health issues, caused by alcohol. I am asking God to give him peace, to heal him of his desire for alcohol and to heal his health problems.
    Thank you for your prayers.

  121. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is for my son Ben who is 14 and has autism. He was in a treatment facility for 9 months and is home now. I pray for peace to calm his spirit. I also pray for myself that I would find a friend or friends who understand the world of having special needs children. I need to be uplifted by friends who understand. Susie

  122. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my former husband, the father of our 3 wonderful children. His name is Keith and he is having bypass surgery on Tuesday, July 22 and a valve replacement. Please pray for his heart and soul both to be healed. He is a Christian but I believe his faith needs strengthening. I would love for him to feel as close to God as I do. It’s a wonderful and humbling feeling! Thank you so much! Marlene

  123. Anonymous says:

    I am getting married on the 26th of July, 8 more days. I am 53 and am marrying a wonderful man. my two grandchildren live with me so we will all be coming together as a family unit. My grandchildren and I are moving to my future husbands home. Lots of work and changes all at the same time. Please pray for us as we come together as a family, plan for the wedding, pack, and move. Thank you for your prayers.
    Sisters in Christ,
    Linda

  124. Kristeenh says:

    My need, I am recently divorced and am filing for bankruptcy. I live with family and my 6 year old daughter. I need prayer for my daughter and i to have our own place. i also need prayer for God to help financially. I only make $800. a month. I also need to get closer to Him!!Thank you so much!!
    God Bless,
    Kristeen & Alexandria

  125. I wold just ask that you be in prayer for my marriage. My husband and I have been married since December but I have found that marriage brings out my selfishness. Normally I’m a pretty selfless person especially when it comes to doing things for others, I love making people happy… a people pleaser I guess but in my marriage I’m selfish… emotionally more than anything else. I expect things to go my way and when they don’t I act like a child. I need to learn more self control and I need a heart change more than anything. Would you girls please be in prayer for me?

    Proverbs31ministries has been such a blessing to me and an encouragement when I feel like no one else understands. Thank you ladies for being a part of this sisterhood.

    I’m Carissa from Florida

  126. Anonymous says:

    Whew! Where do I begin? Please pray for my relationship with my husband. He is a recent cancer survivor and our life has been affected. He is a very loving and caring husband and father.

    I grew up as an only child with a dysfunctional and alcohlic father. I was molested by 3 separate individuals as a young girl. I suffered rejection from my father and first husband. I lost my first child from a still birth. I looked for love in all the wrong places and also had an abortion along the way. Which I believe has caused me to struggle with intimacy and not allowing for anyone (men or women) to get too close to me for fear of rejection.

    All of these stuggles have been buried deep inside. I want to be freed from all my baggage once and for all!! The desire of my heart is to have my marriage/intimacy restored. To be able to serve my God fully and to be used for His glory!

    I thank my God everyday for His washing and cleansing of my sins and desire to serve Him with all my heart.

    With a thankful heart in California

  127. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for me.I am going through major depression and can’t seem to get a grip. God has brought me through a really difficult time the last couple of years and I have so many reasons to be thankful….but this depression has just got a hold of me and I can’t seem to shake it.

  128. Please pray for a serious discussion that needs to take place between my husband and my ex-husband. By the grace of God, my husband and I have a very good relationship with my ex. People can’t get over it and we quickly give God the glory for it. However, something has come up that is creating tension and needs to be discussed. I feel certain that it is the enemy seeking to destroy the testimony of our relationship with my ex. Pray that God would protect it. Pray for the hearts of my husband and my ex husband to be prepared for their talk. Pray that they would each see the other through God’s eyes and have His perspective. Pray that God will be glorified. Mostly, pray that I will trust God to see this through and not fret!
    (There is a verse that says “Do not fret it leads only to evil. Psalm 37:8)
    Thank you so much for your prayers!

  129. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for allowing me to make these prayer requests. They are many! Please pray for my Mom, Gloria, who battles with depression, many friends seeking employment, my children – that they are all safe and well, and me, to keep up with this pace and to do better financially! God bless you all!

  130. Thanks Renee for this opportunity to join in this prayerline.
    God knows why he lead me to your blog……

    I need prayer for my own spiritual growth.I grow up as a christian,and i experience God in my life i saw His hands…..But i feel lately like He wants more…but it is not clear to me yet….

    Prayer for my family 2kids and one on the way and my dh’s who just came to an new relationship with the Lord last year….

    And last but not least my family finances…..
    Thanks
    God Bless
    Bernice

  131. What a Great way to suppor each other!

    My prayer request is that God would open a door of opportunity that will lead me into living the life He designed me for. That He would allow me to work from home in a way that I can be creative, meet a need for others, and glorify Him.

    Thank you so much!
    (edie7777 at tx dot rr dot com)

  132. Anonymous says:

    Please pray that my mother will find peace and begin to fully trust the Lord again since the sudden death of my step-dad. He died unexpectedly after a minor surgical procedure and Momma is struggling with her faith.

    Alicia- Claremont,NC

  133. Renee, this is AWESOME!! Your rock story made me teary eyed as I realize that sometimes I can be so selfish and not see past the tip of my nose to see others needs. Thanks for this sweet encouragement to put others needs in front of our own. You are such a blessing to all of us Renee. Thank you seems so small, but I want to thank you for interceding for my daughter. I read your last comment to her too and she smiled then said tell her ‘thank you, I need all the prayer I can get.’ 🙂 Thank you dear friend.

    Okay, my prayer request:
    That I would become a woman who uses her time wisely and cares for her household and the family in the house. My house is a wreck and daily is a mess so while hubby and son are out of town this weekend I’m determined to make some positive changes.
    Thank you for your prayer! 🙂
    In Him,
    Lelia

  134. Forgot to say I’m from Surinam and life in Holland Amsterdam.
    Thanks

  135. Anonymous says:

    I have an interview on Thursday for a position that has been the desire of my heart. Please pray God’s will be done.

    Denise in Virginia

  136. Anonymous says:

    I have a desire to quit my full-time job of 13 yrs to work my home based business full-time. I want for God’s hand to be in control of this desire and I want his confirmation to move with it. I want to spend more time growing and serving the Lord and spending time with my 77 yr old mother who just became a widow.

    My desire is that He will bless my business with great abundance for me and family and to be able to use it as vehicle to touch others for Christ!!

  137. Catherine says:

    My prayer is to become pregnant with our second child. It’s been almost a year…

    Also, I long for a close group of godly friends. Please pray that my current friendships with Christian women would deepen into this kind of friendship where we are constantly praying for each other and supporting and encouraging one another, or that I would encounter new friendships.

  138. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for this devotion today and this joining of women and prayers that you have invited us into.
    My prayer is for healing. Ever since I was about 15 (now 27) I have had back pains. Mostly lower but over the last 6 months they have moved upward. I have had x-rays, been stretched, popped, etc and nothing seems to work. It has also started to effect my hips from time to time in the last 6 months as well. My husband has layed hands on me and I am sure he prays for this everyday in his devotions and I have cried out to God. I will be getting insurance God willing next month so I can go to another doctor (I haven’t been for 4 years). The pain at times is debilitating and with 4 little ones to run after I can’t be this way.
    I thank you so much in advance for your prayers as well as God for healing me in His perfect timing!

    In Christ’s Love,
    Nicole, Wabash,IN

  139. I have a prayer request for my husband’s job situation. He wants to get a job through his Uncle’s Carpenter’s Union. Could you pray that if it’s God’s will he will get that job. PLUS we are also planning on starting a family shortly after he gets that job could you also pray that if it’s God’s will that we will be able to conceive, and I will have a healthy pregnancy, and carry full term. Thank you all so much!

    God bless,
    Veronica

  140. Anonymous says:

    My prayer is for patience as my right foot heals after having surgery for a dislocation of my big toe. I am not able to be up and about very much for the next couple of weeks. Thank you for your prayers!
    Laura
    Isle of Palms, SC

  141. Renee–
    I popped over from the P31 devo…it really spoke to me today. I, too, had an aversion to asking for prayer and help, although I was always happy and even privileged to do for others. That changed when I was diagnosed with MS earlier this year. God taught me the importance of letting the Body of Christ minister to me in many ways, and I will be forever grateful for that lesson. I had to miss She Speaks this year because of my illness and I had so looked forward to returning since last year’s conf. Hopefully God will make a way for me to return next year.

    As for my prayer request, patience in waiting for God to open the doors for the speaking and writing to which I know he has called me.

    Thanks, and God bless,
    Tracy in Blacksburg, VA

  142. Anonymous says:

    I am praying for your complete healing, Nicole! I know that God is more than sufficient! I would like to ask for you to pray for my husband’s business. He has been in business for himself for over 14 years. This has been the worst year with the economy the way it is. We both feel that God is doing something we just don’t know what yet. We would truly appreciate your prayers. I have never seen him this way.

    Thank you and may the Lord richly bless each of you!

  143. Anonymous says:

    We would like to ask for your prayers for our family. We were set to adopt a little girl that was born on June 9th. We were contacted by the couple and asked to adopt her. When she arrived the father changed his mind. We have everything ready for a little girl. My son, who is almost 9, has been praying for a baby brother or baby sister. We felt this was the answer to his prayers. We have been so upset over this. We would appreciate your prayers. May the Lord bless each of you!

    Michele

  144. Anonymous says:

    I would like to ask prayer for a full time job for myself. I have been looking for a full time job as an elementary teacher for over 2years. Please pray that God will open a door for employment and I will continue to be faithful to Him while I wait.
    Thanks,
    Sarah

  145. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is for my marriage. My husband and I are having a lot of issues to work through and he does not want to get counselling. He has agreed that we can start doing devotions together once a week and have a date night for a couple hours once a week. I am working on not pushing him away by being critical and nagging and forgiving him for how often he hurts me. He can be quite emotionally abusive, has told me that he is not longer attracted to me and does not enjoy being around me and he is addicted to computer games and porn. I am reading books to see how I can grow in my relationship with Christ and work on the areas of my life that need fixing, since I really have no power to fix my husband. I am a fix it person, so it is so very hard not to try to fix it and to just let God deal with it. Please pray that we survive this and that God softens, convicts and heals my husband’s heart and well as mine. Thanks, Trisha

  146. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is one for restored health, a new beginning, so that I can be the wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend God wants me to be.
    Thank you, and God Bless You,
    Tracy

  147. What a great idea this is Renee! Thank you for giving us this double opportunity…..to be prayed for AND to pray for someone else.

    My prayer request is two-fold. I am so frightened of going to the dentist that my blood pressure always shoots up really high and my dentist will then not work on me. I have to re-schedule hoping the same thing will not happen again. I have to go in a little over 3 weeks to have a filling done. Please pray that God will deliver me from this fear….which I know can seem like such a little thing to those who are not afraid of anything!
    And secondly….and most importantly….I have a prayer request that is so private and so raw that I cannot even name it on here. It concerns someone I love very, very dearly. They are at a crossroads in their life and if they continue down the road they’re currently on, it may be the end of life as they now know it. It breaks my heart.

    Whoever you are that will be praying for me….thank you SO much from the bottom of my heart!

    Marilyn from Mississippi

  148. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my family. We are going through a very difficult financial time.Our oldest is supposed to start college in the fall and we can’t afford to send her. This is breaking our hearts. We still have 2 others at home as well. Thank you so much for your prayers!
    Luci from VA

  149. Tracy,
    I’m sorry I didn’t read your comment before I posted mine. I will be praying for you this week.

    God bless you!

    Your prayer partner in Mississippi,
    Marilyn

  150. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request;
    My husband had/or is having an affair with a co-worker and denies it.He claims to be a christian.It has been going on for quite sometime and he is in love with her.I do forgive my husband for what he did to me and my children.
    Please pray for healing and restoration in this marriage.He says he loves me but does not show it.He is a very deceitful man.I do not know when he is telling the truth or not.Pray that God will change his life in a way it will be evident in his life.Pray for me for strength.
    Thanks.
    Anonymous

  151. Anonymous says:

    My name is stephanie and I could really use prayer for my health. I am only 24 and have always been extremely healthy but lately the devil is attacking my health in a huge way. I have been getting anxiety and panic attacks that are really hard to function with and also I think I may have some kind of prediabetic condition like hyper or hypoglycemia. I would also love prayer for weight loss. Thank you so much and god bless!

  152. Anonymous says:

    I enjoy your devotional so much. In the past couple weeks they have been meeting me just where I was. Now this one, what a blessing you are! I need prayer for my husband, he has to have more tests about many different things, especially a pre-cancerous ulser. He goes to church but is not where he should be in his faith with God & he insisted that I tell no one about his illnesses. So I was so greatful for todays writing so that I could tell someone & get all the prayers out there I can. Thank you & God bless you abundantly!! Trudy

  153. Anonymous says:

    The software company that I was working for closed a few months ago. I have been enjoying the summer with my girls, but need to return to work (at least part time) or start my own company. Please pray that God will show me where he wants me. Also my girls are in Canada with M-fuge and will be returning Sunday. Please pray for their safe journey.
    Thanks, Carolyn

  154. My prayer request is for my son and his girlfriend,who are living together, to surrender thier lives to Jesus Christ.

    Also for my daughter to meet christian girls this next fall at her new school. She is leaving her christian school and will be entering 10th grade at a public school.

    Thanks,
    Tammy

  155. Anonymous says:

    I will hold your prayer in my heart and talk about it with Jesus all day. Im thankful He has given me the opportunity to pray for you and your family. In the name of Jesus I lift up the healing of your family. Thank You Jesus that You know our needs even before we do. Thank you Father; God, that You never give us more than we can handle and You are with is.
    My brother is ill with UC (ulcerative colitis). Please pray for his healing, remission, recovery, improvement. UC is a incredible burden for him to bare. I would take it for him if I could. I feel so sad and alone. Though my need is minimal as compared to the others here, I just want to feel the hand of God in mine in His comfort in my heavy, lonely heart.
    Sandy in Texas

  156. My prayer request is for healing of some stomach and health issues I am dealing with. I also would like someone to pray that I can live my life healthier. I need to eat right and exercise to help with my health issues. Thank you.

    Deb

  157. Hi all! Thanks Renee for doing this. My prayer is for my two foster boys and their mama. A termination hearing is set for the end of the month. We need prayers for their mama to know Jesus and stay away from bad friends, wisdom for the judge, peace for all involved (lots of family who don't know HOW to pray or WHAT results to even hope for), the boys' well-being throughout this, and that my hubby & I would trust the Lord with whatever is decided.
    Thanks, Jenny in CO

  158. PLEASE PRAY FOR MY GRANDSON J.J.(JAMES FLORES JR) HE HAS SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE AFTER TRYING TO COMMIT SUISIDE.ALSO PRAY FOR HIS FAMILY . I THANK YOU SO MUCH. IRENE

  159. Anonymous says:

    Hello,
    I am a brand new Christian as of a powerful calling from Jesus at Easter. He has changed my outlook dramatically and I have not been the same since (thank you, Jesus!). The Lord has been at my side and gives me constant advice and strength and wisdom, but, like a toddler, I fall often and hard. I guess it’s normal, but I find it really scary to get off track and lose sight of Jesus. All this to say, could you pray that our Lord reinforce me with his humility and selflessness, and a Christian friend/mentor to help me through the scary times where I am really down on myself for failure? I feel I should also ask you to pray that the Lord reveal how he would like me to use my writing skills for him. Thanks so much! (This was harder than I thought.)
    Natasha McNulty from Canada

  160. I got chills reading this story; maybe because I know the characters or maybe because it struck a cord! Thanks girl for sharing your gifts as a writer and one with an eye for God in every scenerio we face. Kenny and I need prayers for our future plans. So many decisions to be made here in the next month. MAJOR decisions that we are placing before God. Will you please join us in prayer for crystal clear vision and answers. Thanks my friend! Denise

  161. I just found your blog today and I am excited to be a part of this group. My prayer request is something new to us, and we are very concerned. My mother is 84 and a stroke victim. She has always lived with my family and been near my two children. Recently she decided she no longer wanted to live with us and everything ended very badly. Her mind has not been the same since the stroke, and she has become violent and moody. It is breaking our children’s heart, and left us in a financial bind as we struggle to replace our furniture, appliances, and the general sense of security in our home.

    I thank you for your prayers.

  162. Thanks so much for offering this service. I will be in prayer for my person all week long. My prayer request is financial things. I’m currently working at a job and it ends Aug. 14th and my new job starts Aug. 15th. I will be the new teacher aide in the special education room for 3rd-5th grade at my local school district. Im very excited for this job. The only downfall is I will not be receiving a paycheck until September 25th. I do have some money saved up but I just want to ask prayer that I can get all my bills and etc all together and have enough money for those 5 1/2 weeks with no paycheck coming in. I know everything will be okay but as human beings we worry, so Im worrying. So please pray that my financial things will work out great and I want panic when a bill is due in early Sept. Thanks so much.~~~Loretta in Texas

  163. Anonymous says:

    I would like prayer for direction for my life, that God would fill the emptiness I feel inside and deliverance from an addiction to prescription pain medication.
    Dawn, Montana

  164. My prayer request is that my husband and I will have the self-discipline and strength from God to get our finances in order and to trust God in this area.

    Thank you for your prayers!

    Jessica – Norfolk, Nebraska

  165. Kimberly says:

    Hi! Jessica, I will be praying for you and your husband. I pray that God will give you the wisdom and discipline needed to get your finances in order so that you don’t have to live with a financial burden.
    I request prayer that my house in Nasvhille will sell soon! I have accepted a job in NC and feel like I am facing a giant with the current housing situation. But I truly believe in my heart that God will answer this prayer so that I am able to move and begin life closer to my family!
    Thank you!
    Kimberly

  166. My prayer request is for my husband. I have always had a good relatinship with God and i am a Christian. My husband and I had our first daughter together on 4/20/2007. She was born with a genetic disorder which means that we have gone from a 2 income home to a 1 income home. God has as always continued to provide, but my husband seems to have lost his faith during this storm that we are going through. Sometimes it seems as if he is slipping into a depression. Please pray for my husband and my family.

  167. I ask for prayer for my family. My step son and his wife are very bitter toward my son and I. I don’t exactly know the reasons behind this…but they will not speak to my son…and my daughter in law won’t speak to me. Please pray for healing for my family. God does not honor these situations and divisions in families, they only come from satan, and we only want GOD to be lifted and praised with VICTORY in this situation.

  168. Anonymous says:

    Hi, my name is Pam and i would like for my sisters in christ to pray for me concerning worship. i love to worship and i am a worship leader at my church but i don’t feel like i am a good leader. I struggle with whether or not i can do what God has called me to do. I just want to be a blessing to the people of God and also to my father in heaven. I don’t know if I have what it takes to be a effective leader. Thanks for listening.

  169. I’m asking prayer for my husband. He’s applied for a different job in his company that would give him weekends off and us more time to be together, also he would be able to attend church with me. He does not like to miss church but with the company that he works for is open on Sunday, he has no other choice, except to quit. So, we’re praying this door will open up for him. Also my children are flying this week on Sunday and again on Tuesday, please pray for their safety.
    sharron

  170. Anonymous says:

    My name is Robin and I am from Georgia. Please pray for healing in my marriage. My husband is very angry with me and refuses to forgive me for hurting him. He has recently lost his mother to ALS and is having a hard time with other issues in the past he will not tell me about. He is a Christian man and says he has a relationshio with Jesus. Thanks Robin

  171. This is great Renee. My prayer request would be that I have wisdom to know what to do about going back to work part time (big financial changes this year). I need to feel peace about it and to be able to find something…soon. Something flexible..as I have young children..I have been a stay at home mom for almost 8 years..this is going to be a big change.
    Thanks so much!
    Blessings,
    Alyce from VA

  172. Anonymous says:

    Hello, Pam! I am a leader in my church as well – children’s ministry. God takes WHO you are – His own beloved child – and uses WHAT you have – gifts from His own treasure chest – to accomplish His will. I will pray for you, Pam. God surely values you highly if He has placed you in this leadership position!

    My daughter Hannah graduated in May from a Christian university with an elementary education teaching degree. Years ago, she felt God calling her to teach in His kingdom. She has applied and interviewed for teaching positions in various Christian schools with no success. She is contemplating teaching in the public schools, but jobs are scarce. Hannah has medical conditions (spina bifida, diabetes) which make health insurance a must. Her benefits expire November 30th. She is confused (Why did I earn a teaching degree if I cannot find a position?) and scared (What will I do for medical care when my benefits run out?) and hurt (What is wrong with me that no one will hire me?). Please pray that the Lord will guide her to the place He has intended her to be all along, and that He will grant her trust and patience in the waiting. Thank you, and may God bless you! Debbie

  173. Anonymous says:

    P.S. I will also pray for Sharron and Robin who commented before my post! Debbie from WA

  174. Anonymous says:

    Alyce, I am praying for you as well – All things are possible with God!

    Debbie from WA

  175. Anonymous says:

    please pray for my husband – he is fighting an addiction, anxiety and has not worked most of this year.
    i know that he is fighting the Holy Spirit (he’s afraid) i am near exhaustion, mentally, physically, emotionally and financially. my name is Donna
    thank you,

  176. Anonymous says:

    I need prayer that I may learn to be a better friend to my friend who gets hurt so easily. I know she needs friends but is bipolar and pushes everyone away for tiny little reasons. She is trying to push me away and I feel so down and hurt that I would love to just run away but I know that God wants me to be her friend, not only for her, but so I will grow. Much love and thanks for your prayers. Susie

  177. I am just having a week where things are not going right. I am having a hard time giving my worries to God and understanding what he has planned. I have been let down over and over again by people I have trusted and now feel that I can not find a friend. On top of everyting, I have my husband’s family in town.:) Thanks for listening. gaab

  178. My prayer is for our house to sell in Oregon. My husband and I bought a business and moved to Washington at the Lord’s calling, and our house is the last piece dangling for us to move forward and serve our God in this new place he provided for us. Thank you for your prayers….we serve and awesome God!!!

  179. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is that my family will be helped to find a church family. We had been part of a mission for 5 years, but it closed its doors, leaving us with no church home. We have been searching and have not found the place we are to be serving in at this time, and it’s getting frustrating!

    Lisa – Fayetteville, AR

  180. Anonymous says:

    new job that pays twice the amount I make now which is only 7.75 hour and start a food plan program to lose weight. need encouagement to get started and direction. thanks
    Leanne Richardson
    Louisburg,NC

  181. Praying for all of the ladies that have posted and especially the one before me.

    My prayer request is for wisdom, discernment, and oh patience in dealing with my ex-husband. Also for my teenaged boys to have a better relationship with their dad. And for our Church as we start up a DivorceCare recovery group. Roxie

  182. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my husband, Larry, who live in constant, chronic pain due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident 3 years ago. He is just beginning treatment with a new pain specialist who seems to be approaching him in a thorough and caring manner. Pray for wisdom for the doctor and healing/pain relif for Larry. God Bless…Pat

  183. Anonymous says:

    I feel the Spirit has led me here today. Why, I don’t really know, but it’s always exciting to see. My prayer request has to do with my son. He’s 25 and very unhappy. We are a close family and he appreciates that, but he feels a need to try moving away in search of a better life for himself. I can understand that part. The part I can’t understand is that he wants to go so far away that we will only see him about 3 times a year instead of the 2 times a week like now. I have tried to ask him to consider somewhere closer so that we could at least get back and forth on a normal weekend,but I believe that while he wants to move, he is not up to moving where he knows noone, and where he is going, there is a college friend for him to connect with.

    My heart is breaking and I am feeling injured by him. Please pray for my son, that God’s Will will prevail, and for me that I will be able to let go of my resentment and hurt. If it is God’s will that he go, then I need to be able to be at peace about it. If it is not God’s will, I pray that God will protect him from making a mistake.

    I’m sorry this is so long. Thank you for all you do.

    Debbie in Memphis

  184. Please pray for me I have just been told that I have a ruptured disk in my lower back and that I will probably need surgery.I don’t have alot of pain which is an indication that I have already done some serious nerve damage.So it is scary, I don’t know too many people who have had good results from back surgery and I am very concerned. Also pray that I will be able to go with my family to our church camp this week and not be a big drag because of this back problem.
    Thanks
    Patty from Saskatchewan, Canada.

  185. Anonymous says:

    I have had a series of bad things happen from 9/07 to now, my brother dicovered he had a brain tumor that turned out to be cancer and he had a stroke on top of that, another brother had to have bypass surgery, my son was shot, and the man that I spent the last 19 years with hoping to marry walked out in the middle of all of this and he did it in a horrible way. I need help.

  186. Anonymous says:

    I’m having a medical issue that is not very serious, but a serious annoyance. I hate to ask for prayer for this because it isn’t as serious as some prayer requests, but to know that someone out there is praying for me would be reassuring. I know the Lord can heal me and help me deal with this stress. Thank you for your prayer!
    -Kim, Arizona

  187. Please pray for me that I can find my way back to a stronger, more loving relationship with my husband and regain the interest and excitement I first felt about him.

  188. Anonymous says:

    I am asking for prayer for my children that they are set free from the bondages of alcohol and drugs. I also am asking that my faith be restored and for healing physically, mentally, and spiritually. I need courage and strength to pursue the purposes of God in my life.

    Thank You and God Bless

  189. I want to go deeper with God. Deeper, deeper, deeper.

    Rebecca
    Mississippi

  190. Anonymous says:

    Our family car broke down yesterday and could cost up to $1800 to fix (we should know on Monday), it is our only transportation….our finances are having a tough time and I am trying to find a job that is right for me so that I can help get my family back on our feet…..

    I know these are all test of our faith for us but please pray that our car problem and repair cost are very minimal and I find a job that is suited best for me which will allow me to continue caring and be there for my family.

    Keep the Faith,
    Paula Fraijo from California

  191. My husband and 19 year old son are currently in Bolivia serving on a mission team. I am requesting prayer for their safety, but further still, for God to do his shaping work in the hearts. I want them to receive clarity and vision for the next step in the journey. Many thanks.

    peace~ elaine (north carolina)

  192. Thanks Renee. I loved this;

    In that moment we take our eyes off our fears, our doubts, our struggles and set them on someone else’s needs. There we find faith to believe the power of God’s Word for them, and somehow our confidence in God’s promises and power are true for us in a way they may never have been before. That is the power of a praying friend!

    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to put it into practice.

    My prayer is two fold:
    1) Direction in what area to serve in at church. I am passionate about teaching and writing, but I am making slides for power point. It is a needed service. I need to know if I should continue in it and for wisdom in finding a way to use my passions.

    2) I struggle with depression and my emotions have been all over the place the last three weeks or so. I’m finding my self forgetful and irritable and those kind of things. I’ve managed before and I’m still managing, but I need some help making it over this hurdle.

    Thanks for praying.

  193. Anonymous says:

    Please pray that God will help us with our finances. We need to get in control of what we are spending and to get ourselves into doing more saving and more giving to others. God has blessed us with good paying jobs and I want to use his money wisely.

    Sandy

  194. Renee’,
    I will surely pray for your prayer requests. Your adoption request is near and dear to my heart as my husband and I have adopted two very special boys through our county adoption system and I was an adopted child as well. This is a special calling–I wish you the best! My prayer request is that I be able to find a psychiatrist who is able to help me obtain the much needed medicaiton for my depression diagnosis. My meds have run out and although I pray and ask God for his support, some days I just cannot barely go on. I am so glad that I got linked to this site from an email today. God does lead us where he wants us to go.
    Renee’, from Ohio

  195. I have a 14 yrs old daughter who will be starting High School in August. There is so much that I want to share with her before she starts school.

    She is a very bright girl but limits herself. She was diagnosed with ADHD and her teachers and I in the past have implemented modifications to help her with class work as well as homework.

    My prayer request is that God would heal her of her ADHD, strengthen her weaknesses throughtout her high school years and that God would send her positive god fearing friends.

    Thank you for your prayer….

    My name is Carmen from Holly Springs, NC

  196. Pat Haldin says:

    Please pray for the healing of an ulcer on my left leg near the ankle. It hasn’t healed for many months and nothing the doctors have suggested has worked. My sister is arriving from Florida next Wednesday and I don’t want this to interfere with our time together.It is quite painful. Pat Haldin pjh@socal.rr.com

  197. Anonymous says:

    i would like prayer for my sister sharon to be healed of cancer.also my husband john health issues and my grandson dustin molster to be brought to justice.thank you.linda gee

  198. Anonymous says:

    Hello, please pray that God will show me His will for my life. I haven’t been able to get a job and my husband and I were recently told the only way we could conceive is through IVF. I have applied for several jobs but I haven’t been able to get any of them. Sometimes I feel that God wants me doing something else, I just don’t know what. Thank you, Elizabeth

  199. Please pray for my brother who is beginning the incredible process of coming to know his birth mother.

  200. Anonymous says:

    I dont know how to deal with my husbands son to other woman.it starting to ruin my life and my relationship with my husband.I find it difficult for me to allow my husband ad his son to talk and see each other.Ill always feel jealous everytime my husband expresses his feeling that he want to talk and see his sonI dont want this feeling of jealousy and anger to last in my heart.Please pray for me!Thanks
    gina of Philippines

  201. Anonymous says:

    My husband, Ryan, just interviewed for a promotion at his work. We have been praying for open doors concerning his career, and felt that God had opened a door with this particular job. We are praying that Ryan gets the job, but more than anything, we want God’s will to be done, and to have the peace that surpasses our understanding regardless of the outcome. Thank you for your prayers.

    Amie

  202. Renee…
    Thank you doing this prayer post…you are an amazing woman and mighty warrior!
    Elizabeth…I will be praying for you that God would open doors for a job and that you would be dancing soon with a babe in the womb! Keep trusting and hoping…God is faithful!
    My prayer request is for my husband and I to be debt free soon.
    Thank you to whomever prays.

  203. Anonymous says:

    This is a stretch for me because I’ve never asked for prayer outside of family. Please pray that my husband comes to know the Lord and his healing power. We have three little girls and I’m facing divorce with him leaving the state. I love him dearly and know that God wants this marriage to work. I’ve been a stay at home mom and have never worked before. I’m now needing to enter the workforce and I’m clueless and scared. Please pray that God gives me the strength and revelation on what to do and where to go. I am believing and praying everyday for a miracle in my husband’s life, our marriage being redeemed and financial breakthrough.
    Thank you so very much for anyone who is willing to pray for me. It truly means the world.
    Jayme,Ohio

  204. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my seven year old daughter. She has to go in for a stimulation test on July 29. This test is done through either IV or Blood draws. Pray that the IV takes so that she does not have to endure many needles. Also pray that this test will help figure out what is going on in her body. The doctor beleives that an enzyme is being blocked in her adernal gland and this is causing her body to begin showing signs of early puberty.
    Pray that I will not worry and leave this matter in God’s hands. The docotor has assured us that the issue is nothing serious. Pray that I will be patient and trust God through this.

    Anita

  205. Anonymous says:

    July 18, 2008 at 1:15 p.m. I received a call at work from my sobbing sister. She had just been fired from employment at a hospital she had been employed at for 15 years. She is 48 years old and an RN that has been in management positions the last few years. She was the main breadwinner of her family and unemployment will only be one quarter of what she was bringing home. They were financially strapped before this. She has acute fibromyalgia and wears a narcotic pain patch daily. She and her husband are Christians. They had put an addition on their home so that their living space was all on one level due to the fibromyalgia. Please join your prayers with our prayers for peace and wisdom for the family as well as guidance and direction for God’s will and purpose through this storm of life. Thank you. Sherry S.

  206. Anonymous says:

    I am dealing with depression at this time.My bipolar husband spent a lot of money, and caused a great deal of financial problems within the last 2 months.My mother, who was a workaholic, accused me of being a bad mother, because my children love to be on the computer. I often feel as if I can’t talk about these things to most Christian acquaintances at church-they really don’t seem interested.

  207. Anonymous says:

    My constant prayer is for my husband and children to return to the Lord, and for my two daughter-in-laws to be saved. Also praying for my younger brother to repent of his many life-long addictions, and for his wife to find strength and fresh direction following her recent leg amputation (due to diabetis and gangrene in her foot). For myself personally, God’s will regarding my job,and also completing the CD of songs from my heart.
    Blessed B from L.A., CA

  208. Anonymous says:

    Dear Anonymous above Blessed B(me),

    I will be praying for you and your struggles with a bipolar husband (my brother is also bipolar) and seeking to be a good mom yet being accused by your own mom of not measuring up. May the Lord grant you grace and peace and give you a fresh sense of his presence and guidance. Also, may you find someone you feel safe talking with. In His love,
    Blessed B from L.A., CA.

  209. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my son Jordan who has relapsed again, and will not seek help. He also continues to make poor choices with his circle of friends.

    God Bless,
    Jane

  210. Anonymous says:

    Dear Blessed B,

    Please know that I will be praying for your husband, children and daughter-in-laws that they follow the path to Our Lord. I will also pray for your personal intentions, your job,and CD songs.

    Your prayer partner,
    Jane

  211. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my family. Pray that we find a church home, for our relationship with the Lord to be strengthened, as well as our relationship as a family to be strengthened. I will be praying for you, Jane, and your son Jordan. God Bless all of you who posted comments and all of you who did not have the words or courage to comment. In Jesus name. C in AZ

  212. Kim from Texas says:

    I’m praying for all of us.. that God will both bless and strengthen all of us both during and through our trials.

    I pray for my sister above me in this blog that the Lord will be bring you to the church home, that your family will be strengthened and that your family will seek and hunger to know the Lord.

    My prayer requests are: that my mom’s upcoming cat scan will be negative; and that I will soon receive the healing for long-standing physical illness, and if He wills, answers. I’ve grown so weary of feeling bad so long. I also pray that I will soon receive deep-level spiritual and emotional healing that keeps me from having the intimacy with the Lord I desire (which has also kept me single all these years; I knew I couldn’t have a lasting, Godly marriage without the first). I pray for a heart that is released and free to deeply know Him, and a heart that will always hungers for Him and His Word.

  213. Please pray that I will be able to organize my thoughts and put them on paper. That my book proposal would be complete before the deadline of Sept. 30th.

    Also that there would be some clarity about our church.

    Thank you so much, Joanne, California

    p.s. Elizabeth…I will be lifting you up in prayer this next week. Please email me if there is anything else that comes up that you’d like me to add to your prayer list. You can reach me thru my blog. blessings!

  214. Oops..its pretty late right now…

    I misread my prayer gal, I will be praying for you Kim!

  215. My prayer request is that God would create in me a heart that would long and thirst for more of Him. I will be speaking on July 29, 2008 to college students in our city. Please pray for God’s power to be displayed and more souls will be saved. Please also pray for salvation of my family.
    Thank you for your prayers…

    raquel

  216. Raquel… I will be praying for u that the lord would create in you such a heart that would long and thirst for more of Him.I have already marked my calendar to pray particularly for your sharing and I pray God will use you mightily as his spokesperson to glorify him.

    Please pray for my transfer to my hometown.I have been teaching away from home for three years now and would love to return home to kUALA LUMPUR[my hometown].please pray that God will open doors that NO MAN CAN SHUT.

    Thank you.
    Sheena, Malaysia

  217. Anonymous says:

    hi renee, glad to have an opportunity to read your struggles with seeking people out for prayer. I’m also facing such problems. Always wonder is it right to impose on others my burdens. Thank you that your sharing has assured me that our sisters are always there for us if only we know!

  218. Anonymous says:

    God is leading my husband and I on a journey. We have been struggling financially for the last few years and everything is coming to a head. Please pray for unity between us in dealing with such things, boldness for me to speak to him in love the things he needs to hear, and for discernment from the Holy Spirit for me to understand something I may not yet understand. Also please pray that my husband’s and my heart will soften even more.

    Thank you – Karla

  219. I was blessed to hear you speak at She Speaks, thank you. As I listed my doubts/fears on my card with things like self-worth, self-esteem, etc., I was so blessed to go forward and receive the card that said,”Able.” I believe God was telling me that I am to do much more than I believe I can do.

    Well, right now, I need God to do more than is humanly able. My son has cancer. We have been in this battle for 6 years now and so far all brain tumors have been removed successfully and all treatments have had no long-lasting side effects. Nick is precious. Last week we discovered that the cancer has spread to three places. Two places in his brain and one on his vertebrae……….oh, Lord, please heal my son on this earth. We have a very critical appointment in Cincinnati on Wed, July 23rd, at 11 a.m. with one of the nation’s lead brain tumor specialists. Please pray for my son and for my other kids and for me and my husband. http://www.nick7-11.zoomshare.com for his story

  220. Anonymous says:

    hello, i thank you for your daily devotions that keep so encourge.
    My mother and i never had a great relation, dont know why, but i have tried to reach her by summiting to all her needs, even i have wash her feet in symble of respect and humility and still she puts me down, and i think i had enough, i decide to put it in Gods hand and let her decide when she can love me without telling so many things that hurt, so i decide to stay away for awhile, am i desrespecting my mother by doing this or should i continue taking her bad comments and humiliation? i love her so much it hurts, but i dont like to feel down every time i visit her with her comments of what i did in the past and how its my foult that i was raped and molested by my own family, i still feel in my heart that she does not have the right to talk to me that way, but i must honor my mother according to the word of God, or should i try to stay away from her? this is very confusing for me please pray that the Lord will give me understanding about this situation, i want my mother to love for who i am, i forgive her for neglecting me, and leaving me with people that she knew where not responsible with children, well i was already five, but i still need your prayers, please

  221. Anonymous says:

    Wow,what an awesome insight guess I never thought of it thst way. Since my late husband passed away in 2002 I find it so hard to even engage in friendships. I have recently through a great deal of prayer made a friend in our church but feel like I drive her crazy because I vent with her everytime were together. Not having friends for so long I guess I really dont know how to anymore : ( Ive since remarried and my husband is awesome ! I just wish I could look at people again eye to eye and be able to freely talk to people. Please pray for me as i finally have returned to ministry and would love to get this behind me.
    Kim ,Fredericksburg,Virginia

  222. Anonymous says:

    I need you to pray for a financial breakthrough, since my husband died last year its really been hard to make ends meet, there is so much that I need to do but can’tbecause of my financies, please pray for wisdom in making decisions.

  223. Please pray for my husband- he struggles with depression and his job is really stressful right now. Please pray that I can be a supportive wife and keep him in prayer-I get frustrated with him too easily and give up.
    Kim from Holly Springs NC

  224. I have two requests:

    1) Please pray for my friend Tammy who’s son has cancer. Pray for the peace of God which passes all understanding to guard their hearts and their minds and that healing would come to his body so that all the world would know that God is still in the business of healing!

    2) I am seeking the Lord for direction with my job. I would like forward movement in whatever way He chooses. I love the people I work with but am feeling there’s more… that there is a next step He would have me take. Please pray for His wisdom as I study for an extremely hard test I will be taking (also for work) and that I can still make time for my family in the midst of the process.

    Many, many blessings to all of you.

    Love,
    Bonnelle

  225. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is for Michelle Slaughter, a woman who works for me. Through various circumstances she has been evicted from her home (by her mother) with her two preschool children. She only works for me part-time, so her finances are minimal. Her husband (whom she is separated from) is waiting to go to prison. And she is a new believer in Christ. I am searching for a church in the community in which she lives for help both spiritually and physically. Thank you for your prayers! Judy

  226. Anonymous says:

    Dear Bonnelle, I would be honored to pray for the healing of Tammy’s son and that God will be praised through this miracle. I will also pray that God will give you wisdom and understanding as you look to the future and what God wants of you. I know that He will make his way plain to you. I will also pray that you will be able to pickup the information quickly for the test so that you can spend time with your family. Sister in Christ, Judy

  227. Please pray for our 7 year old son. Last August I remarried and we moved 10 hours away from where his biological dad lives. This is the first time our son has ever been away from us this long (all summer) and it’s been very hard on all of us. His biological dad will not let him return home early even though our son has begged me a couple of times on the phone to bring him home. It tears my heart out and I feel so helpless.

    Thank you for your prayers.
    Patricia, Tampa Fl

  228. I’m so happy to pray for others yet so hesitant to ask for prayer for myself, just like you spoke about in your devotional yesterday. Thank you Renee for sharing and for providing this opportunity to pray and be prayed for. It is 7am Sat here in Phoenix,AZ. We have been traveling on and off with my husband’s job for almost 2 years. My prayer request is that God would keep us in the center of His Will wrt to this job. Please pray for God’s blessings to be upon my husband, this company, his work relationships and travel mercies for the children and I.
    May you experience His Presence today!
    Loretta

  229. Anonymous says:

    This is a great idea renee!

    please pray for God to bring into my life a wonderful friend who will be influential in my life. Also, I would appreciate prayer for direction/guidance for my future and to know clearly what God wants me to do next. Thanks, Anne

  230. Please pray that my husband will find God-centered, gainful employment soon. He has been out of work since November and he is feeling quite defeated at this time.
    Pray that our family’s faith will remain strong and that we continue to trust in Him each day to deliver us through this situation. We pray that my husband will find a job that he will glorify Him through.
    Thank you so much for your prayerful support. I will pray for each of you also.
    There is true strength and power in prayer.
    Praise God.

  231. nanamary says:

    I have just found your website and wanted to say “WOW” and PTL for fellow believers. Just love it.

    One year ago I joined a church after visiting one service. The congregation is amazing, very loving and supportive. I immediately become very involved in choir, prayer teams, teaching children’s Sunday School class, and singing solos. Without any warning, I began going through a deep depression which basically kept me totally withdrawn for two months. I am now back at church but still experience fear and anxiety. Please pray that I will continue to be totally dependent of the Holy Spirit to guide me in what ministries to be involved in. My confidence and self-esteem is also under attack. I have had to quit most of my duties at church which bothers me more than I’d like to admit.
    Maybe I was over committed but I was enjoying being active. My friends tell me to choose one or two areas so thats what I’m trying to choose.

    Thank you for your willingness to lift my concerns heavenward. Mary

  232. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for me to have wisdom in dealing with a secretary who is making big mistakes & taking advantage of us. We have been to nice and let her get away with things but need to confront her now. I also have a 16yr old niece with us for the summer and does not want to return home to her abusive mother. Need the mom to sign her over to us.
    Thanks…Amy

  233. Anonymous says:

    Sarah, wow! you used the right word for sure….’incredible process’…. i will be saying a special prayer for your brother and his birth mother. 🙂

    I myself need prayer as i start a new chapter in my life. yesterday i had my official last day (of 6 years)at a wonderful job with wonderful friends/coworkers. i am picking up and moving across the country to start a new job and journey. i know that the Lord is always by my side ….but i am making this move all on my own… i’m asking for prayers of safe travel, success in my new job and for God’s guidance to build relationships with the right people in my new surroundings…..oh and to find a wonderful Chruch home when i get there. 🙂 God has led me to this new chapter and I am so excited to see what He has in store for me! Thanks!

    Heidi of Fort Lauderdale, Fl…..soon to be San Diego, California!

  234. Anonymous says:

    I ask you pray for me not to be so critical of other people. I don’t say things to people but the thoughts are there and that is just as bad.
    Cynthia
    Cherokee, Texas

  235. Anonymous says:

    My marriage and for my husbands buisness.
    Lisa Albany,Ga.

  236. Anonymous says:

    Amy I will be praying for you and the ones you work with to make the right decisions.
    I work with children from broken/abusive homes. I know your feelings for your niece. I will be praying for you, her and the mother. The mother needs God in her life. I will pray for that also.

  237. Anonymous says:

    Hi my name is Jennifer McKinnon. I’ve been receiving Proverbs 31 Ministries daily devotions by email for a couple of years, then I found your website. I want to thank you because it has been such a blessing in my life. My prayer request is for our garden center/ landscaping business. We opened up a garden center this spring as an expansion of our landscaping business. We grow all of our own annuals and some trees and shrubs. I’m asking for blessings on this business. I’m praying for us to get to winter without any debt. The bills are never ending. Last winter we went through winter with no savings and carried over debt from the year before. God brought us through that extremely stressful season, but it was so hard. Our goal for this year is to somehow have all of our debt paid off before the season ends with a little in a savings acoount to pay for our mortagage, utility bills and school tuition through our dry months. My husband plows snow through the winter and works nonstop around our farm, but there’s no guareentee that we will even have snow… We have so far had a pretty spring and summer year, but there is always a tax due for this and payroll hits just when all of the other bills hit and there is alway a shortage on funds to pay everything. I’m just asking for wisdom to pay everyhting and for God to continue to provide us with customers and jobs. My husband works fo hard, nonstop really. I have never known anyone before that gives everything he does 110%. He is a little nervous about winter. I want him to see that all of his hard work is worth it. He takes such good care of us. He such an amazing husband and father. I just want to make enough to pay all of our business bills plus all the taxes that go along with it. I would really really appreciate your prayers.
    Thank You
    Jennifer McKinnon

  238. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is to find a new job. Mine will end August 2. I have three children and a spouse at home, we need the second income.

    I have had interviews and am praying the job at Uath Valley Unniversity comes through-

    Whichever job offers opens up I pray for peace of heart and wisdom
    Thanks,
    Jo Anne
    Indiana

  239. Heidi,
    I lived in San Diego almost all my life, although I now live in the Palm Springs area. Feel free to email me and I would be happy to help you locate a church. SD is huge, so be sure and let me know a particular neighborhood or area.
    Many blessings to you!
    Tara
    urielandtara@hotmail.com

  240. Jennifer,
    I will be praying fervently. What a blessing that you can confidently state how wonderful your husband is! I will be praying that God will show me a verse for you and I am looking forward to sharing that with you. May God bring you comfort and His peace that is not the peace of this world, but a peace that passes all understanding.
    Glory to God,
    Tara
    http://tabletwenty.blogspot.com

  241. I am entering this as a Johnnie -come-lately,never the less, my prayer for EVERYONE is that GOD’s will be done in your prayer requests. I logged on seeking pray and now all I want to do is pray for each and everyone of you. My concerns are (by the world’s standard) astronomical, but we serve an awesome GOD and HE is more than able to meet ALL our needs Phil 4:19. I don’t want to appear “super” spiritual, but I now realize, there are Christians facing some major situations in their lives. so I am standing on HIS Word, which is HE will NEVER leave us nor forsake us, assurely not. HIS promises are true. HE doesn’t lie. So,according to HIS word, all our needs are met thru JESUS CHRIST. GOD’S will for your prayer requests. Stand on HIS WORD and we all receive HIS promises. HE is a good GOD. I have been so blessed logging in. Peace and Blessings to each and everyone of you

  242. Anonymous says:

    I’m going to pray for Jo Anne in Indiana and her prayer request for a new job.
    My prayer request is for my husband and I to know (and agree) what to do with 2 of our 3 children for their schooling this fall. These 2 are currently enrolled in a Christian school (in Utah). We love the school and feel that they are getting a great Christian education but we would love to not have this financial burden. We tried to get them into two different charter schools and did not get accepted to either. I’m open to home schooling but my husband isn’t at this time.
    Thanks for praying!
    Paula

  243. Anonymous says:

    Me and my family are in dire need to have our home fully-furnished with brand-new furniture,appliances, and flooring. Also Im in need for an better paying job with exclusive benefits. Most of all Im believing God to send me an wholesome mate.

  244. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I just recently answered an ad for an Property Manager position Im believing God for this position.Also me and my family are believing God to have our home to be remodeled over with brand new appliances, flooring, and furniture. And mot of all Im believing God to send me an wholesome mate. Thanks,Denise

  245. Here's a prayer request from my friend:
    I want to seek your prayers for an opportunity I’ve been presented with to go to Israel with Tony Hooper.

    Tony is a former worship leader at Brownsville in Pensacola, FL. He is currently recording and gearing up to lead worship with Michael W. Smith for the upcoming Promise Keepers tour. He’s toured with many major acts in Christian music over the years and has a an absolutely on fire heart for Jesus.

    He and 9 others are going to stay at a ministry house on the Sea of Galilee in Tiberius. Each morning and evening will be spent in intercessory prayer and worship for the nation of Israel and for the upcoming U.S. elections.

    As musicians we will have a chance to spend some time with local musicians and worship leaders teaching and training them in their churches. As a team we will probably be leading worship in some Messianic churches.

    The cost of the trip is going to be about $3000 depending on what it costs to get me to Atlanta. I don’t have $3000. I don’t have $30. That’s why I need your prayers. God has to bless this or I can’t go. I spent a great deal of time in prayer over this this morning and in tears I asked the Lord for help in making this happen. I’m extremely humbled by this. I’m not sure why this guy who has a great deal of friends and influence in places I could only imagine would invite me, a guy he hardly knows at all, to go on this trip with him. I can only think that the Lord is leading. Inside of 7 days I have to have a plane ticket paid for to secure my place. The Lord knows I will probably be the least talented in the group but I have a passion for Yeshua.

    Thanks,
    Pastor Bob Headley
    Director of Worship & Media Arts
    Maranatha Assembly of God

  246. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my finances. I am a single mom who tithes regularly and am starting to really feel the burden of the recession. I am asking God to help stretch my paychecks to meet my family’s financial needs.
    Bless you,
    Margaret

  247. Anonymous says:

    Hi Lisa from Albany, GA

    I will be praying for your marriage and for your husbands business. I pray that God would bless your marriage and that he would draw both of you closer to Himself as he draws you closer to one another. I also pray that God would pour out His blessing upon you husbands business. I pray for guidance and wisdom in decision making and for financial success. I pray for understanding between you and your husband because when you run your own business it puts alot of stress on your marriage. You have to rely on God for every penny that comes in and praise Him when it does. I also pray for You Lisa, that God would continue to give you grace and help you to be your husbands biggest supporter and to know that your going to be right beside him every step of the way.
    Jennifer McKinnon – Spfld, Oh

  248. Anonymous says:

    I’ve never done this before, so please bear with me….and time is of the essence, so I didn’t have time to read procedures….
    I need prayer DESPERATELY…..my husband and I are meeting with 2 elders and their wives TODAY at 3:30 p.m…mtn. time…ours is a marriage that should never have happened; but I’m trusting GOD to real HIS perfect plan…and give peace to our elders in leading and guiding us in ALL HIS truth…if GOD still wants us to be married and use us for his glory….please give me the strength and courage to do it….there are 10 children involved….GOD PLEASE HELP US!!! sherri

  249. Anonymous says:

    margaret…I was a single-mom forever, and I’m believing God with you that you will be victorious…..God will surely be your provider….sherri

  250. Sherri, I am praying for you now. Lord, I thank you that your timing is perfect. That you had Sherri’s request come in two hours after she posted and it came at 3:30 EST. I thank you that you promise to work all things together for good for those who love you and are called according to your purpose. Father God, I pray that you would shower your wisdom and love down on Sherri, her husband and their children. I pray that you would anoint those who are prayerfully counseling them as pastors, elders and their wives. Lord, even when we get ahead of you or step out of your Divine plans, You are not surprised or panicked. You are the God who is able to do all things – and to do immeasurable more than we can think to even ask. Please show Sherri and her husband your ways, lead them in your truth and teach them as they put their hope in you today for what tomorrow holds. In Jesus Name, Amen.

  251. Anonymous says:

    paula…I’ll definitely be praying that God will unite you and your husband in educating your children….they are our precious gifts..homeschooling has been an incredible blessing; even being a single-mom most of the time….
    whatever GOd calls you to…LET THERE BE PEACE….and provision….praise the Lord…..sherri

  252. Anonymous says:

    My prayer is for me and my husband to move out of his Mom’s home so we all can have some sort of peace and also I hope I can find a meaningful job.Thank you God for every single breath I take.
    Irene

  253. Anonymous says:

    My prayer requests seem so trite compared to the ones I have read. However, no request is too small or trivial. I have a business that I would like to sell so that I can spend more time with my husband on our farm. I am being torn in to many directions and getting very stressed and depressed that I’m not doing justice to either place. On top of that, my only daughter (youngest child) recently got married and moved out of state. She is my best friend and it has been very difficult for me. Thank you for praying for me! Judy

  254. Margaret,

    Have you heard of Dave Ramsey (www.daveramsey.com)? I was a single mom for years and his methods did wonders for me. It was a wonderful blessing.

  255. Hello. My husband & I are currently separated due to his anger/temper. We've been married for over 10 years & have 4 children between us. Our oldest 2 just graduated from high school…Katy immediately got married to her high school sweetheart & Matthew in now at Basic Training for the Army National Guard. (both wanted to get away, we've been told!) Our youngest, Sarah lives with her Mom – very well adjusted & happy (tells me her Dad will never change & I should leave for good!) and Bekah…has experienced everything our "Babylon" has to offer for the past couple of years! She's been suicidal, sexually active, cutting, smoking, etc…and has recently been diagnosed with Bipolar Disease! She's on probation with youth court & is living temporarily with her grandparents (my choice!). She's been thru SO many hurts throughout her life…many of which included my husband's temper & rages! She now is tired of forgiving & refuses to live with him again…I totally understand…but I love him (he's also Bipolar) and I know his heart! He loves the Lord and I just can't seem to discern what God truly wants for my life! My family & co-workers encourage me to say "enough is enough" and leave him…our church family is praying for reconciliation & knows both of our heart's desires to follow Christ in ministry!! Thank you for your prayers!
    Angela from MS

  256. Judy…I have already lifted you up to the Lord & will continue to do so…Just remember that our Father in heaven is so awesome & mighty & He wants us to have the desires of our hearts!! If it's His will for you to sell your business & be home with your husband…it WILL be!! Thank you Jesus for hearing & answering our prayers!!
    angela

  257. Anonymous says:

    Sherri, Thanks for praying for me. I’ll also be holding you up in prayer!
    Paula

  258. Anonymous says:

    Laura and Joanne….thank you for your prayers and encouragement. They are already lifting my spirits.
    I feel so incredibly blessed to be apart of this prayer circle. We have each other and most importantly we have Christ’s LOVE.
    I will be praying for all of us.
    God bless!
    Elizabeth- L.P.,Arizona
    Hatara444@yahoo.com

  259. Anonymous says:

    My husband is the senior pastor at our church and had to ask another staff member (who is/was also a good friend) to resign last week due to many ongoing issues. Please pray for our friend and his family who are now out of work. Also, pray for our church, especially the teenagers, who have a lot of questions that can’t be answered thoroughly due to confidentiality. Our friends are very bitter and are now trying to create division in the church even though they are no longer at the church. Please pray for my husband as he deals with the situation. We are both very tired after a whirlwind of emotions.

    Julie in Florida

  260. Pray for me to have the courage to keep looking to God for my weight loss. I had been going to Curves but in the last two months I have stopped. This will describe my situation easier. I am 61 years old,I am 5’2’, small bone, but my weight is not according to my height. I weight 166, which is due to medicine that I took a year ago and gained weight with it, and haven’t be able to loss it yet. It is very difficult to loss weight when you have gained it through medicine.I take walks when it is cool. My Niece and Nephew-in-law have two dogs a Labrador and a Maltese which I walk also in the morning sometimes. They have 4 son’s one is 18 years old, going to College this year, one 15 years old, one 13 years old, and one 9 years old. I come to live with them after a series of problems. I am on a limited income.

  261. Anonymous says:

    Would you please pray for the safety and restoration to the Lord of my 19-yr-old prodigal son. I don’t know where he is right now. Would you also please pray for the Lord to heal me as He wills from total exhaustion and probable sleep apnea. My husband wants me to go to a sleep specialist and go through all the tests to be diagnosed and I guess I’m going to have to. In the meantime, I can barely stay awake to function during the day to do my job or accomplish anything at home. Thank you so much for your prayers. Love in Christ, Susan

  262. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my sister-Faye, she has just been diagnosed with cervical cancer. She will undergo a histarectomy on the 28th of July, they hope to get it all and give her a few more years. The doctors are very concerned about her making it thru surgery because of a heart valve. We really need your prayers. She lost her husband and a grandson this past year.

  263. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my friend and her husband who have recently reunited after some time apart. Pray that God’s grace will fill their relationship as they explore the issues that pulled them away from each other. – Ann

  264. Hi!

    I’d like to ask for prayer for my husband. He’s working at a job he doesn’t like, and while he does well, the failing economy in our small town is making it more difficult to meet his company’s requirements. We’re praying that he can find a job where he’s truly happy – the current situation is affecting not only his health, but also our marriage and family.

    This was a great idea, Renee! Thank you!

  265. Elizabeth I will be praying that God will show you his perfect will for you concerning a job and having children.
    Jeremiah 29:10-12 (The Message)
    This is God’s Word on the subject: “As soon as Babylon’s seventy years are up and not a day before, I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. “When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen.

    Deuteronomy 28:1-14 (The Message)
    1-6 If you listen obediently to the Voice of God, your God, and heartily obey all his commandments that I command you today, God, your God, will place you on high, high above all the nations of the world. All these blessings will come down on you and spread out beyond you because you have responded to the Voice of God, your God:

    God’s blessing inside the city,
    God’s blessing in the country;
    God’s blessing on your children,
    the crops of your land,
    the young of your livestock,
    the calves of your herds,
    the lambs of your flocks.
    God’s blessing on your basket and bread bowl;
    God’s blessing in your coming in,
    God’s blessing in your going out.
    7 God will defeat your enemies who attack you. They’ll come at you on one road and run away on seven roads.

    8 God will order a blessing on your barns and workplaces; he’ll bless you in the land that God, your God, is giving you.

    9 God will form you as a people holy to him, just as he promised you, if you keep the commandments of God, your God, and live the way he has shown you.

    10 All the peoples on Earth will see you living under the Name of God and hold you in respectful awe.

    11-14 God will lavish you with good things: children from your womb, offspring from your animals, and crops from your land, the land that God promised your ancestors that he would give you. God will throw open the doors of his sky vaults and pour rain on your land on schedule and bless the work you take in hand. You will lend to many nations but you yourself won’t have to take out a loan. God will make you the head, not the tail; you’ll always be the top dog, never the bottom dog, as you obediently listen to and diligently keep the commands of God, your God, that I am commanding you today. Don’t swerve an inch to the right or left from the words that I command you today by going off following and worshiping other gods.

    My prayer request is for my son Richard that he would quit listening to the lies of the enemy and that he would not let his ADD keep him from completing his GED this fall.

    I am also believing God for our finances.

    Jeanne New Mexico

  266. Anonymous says:

    Please pray that I will seek God and his will for my life and turn away from the tempations that I endure daily.I also pray that this will make me a better wife and mother.

    Thanks.

  267. Anonymous says:

    Hello, My name is Tabetha. My prayer request is for me and my 2 children. I am a single mom (6yrs now) and the older they get the harder they are to show respect and manners. Also, for me, I am starting a new job on the 4th of August, so that i can be closer to home and to the kids if they need me. I am currently driving 45 min to work (that is just one way). I pray that this job is the one for me. I am also struggling in financies. We basically live off what i make and it is hard. Now since i am taking a new job, the pay was decreased. Plus, my ex-husband is wanting a decrease in Child Support and that court date is the 31st of July. I will have to drive 6 1/2 hours to get there for court. Plus we are looking for another place to live, that is better then where we are at now. There are to many problems with the place that we rent now.

    This is not something that I usually do, tell everyone my burdens. But just reading some of the blogs, makes me want to share mine, so that we all can pray for each other.

    Thank you,

    Tabetha C,
    Marion, NC
    tabs_tar@yahoo.com

  268. Anonymous says:

    I guess I have a two part prayer. I am going to the doctor this week and am a bit nervous about the results of this visit. I would ask that you pray that God would bless my doctor and bless my health. We are also adding a new area to our home business. It is a lot to take on (especially with four little ones at home)but we feel good about moving forward. Please pray for His guidance in making this venture work for all involved. God bless and thanks!

    Noelle

  269. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my beloved husband who was blessed with a job promotion and told he has a serious health condition in the same month. He is a faithful man who is struggling with what kind of life we will have with his diagnosis. I, too, have a serious health condition which requires continuous management. I am praying daily, but am physically drained. I thank God in advance for what he will do in this newest challenge in our lives!

    Rachel from Dallas, TX

  270. Anonymous says:

    Lynda,

    My husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer ten years ago! He had 6 tumors when he had the first surgery. With God’s love and mercy, we found the best urologist for him and he has been vigilant in treating my husband, who still has his bladder! Keep up the scans–do not let even one of them go past the scheduled date. My husband had to have a scan every 3 months for the first 2 years, then every 6 months, and now once a year. Each time if there was a spot, it was lazered and sometimes he would take chemo, if there was not a spot, then we returned for the next scan as scheduled. As I sat in the hospital waiting room, and lobby, and cafeteria, I realized that I had been in contact with many people during the 22 times he has been in outpatient surgery. I have never asked why, or complained why my husband, but I turned it over to God the first time we heard the word cancer and I have total faith that God will heal him–either here on Earth or the healing will take place in Heaven. I take advantage and pray for all the people I have met while waiting for the procedure to be over and he is returned to the room. I pray that I will be open to what ever the reason we are going through this and the result will be through serving God and God receiving the Glory.
    My prayer request is for my nephew and his wife who are separted and she is living with another man. they have four young children. My nephew is hurting and has not yet learned to walk with God and trust Him. I pray for spiritual healing within that marriage, forgiveness, and that they will restore their marriage with God as the center of their lives.

  271. Anonymous says:

    Noelle,

    I am praying for you.

    Rachel of Dallas, TX

  272. Anonymous says:

    Sarah,
    I will pray for your brother to find his birth mother.

    My prayer request: my mother passed away in April. Please pray that my sister, the executor of the will, would distribute the assest as my mother originally desired. She has made some weird accusations and threats.

    Thanks you so much – Diane

  273. Anonymous says:

    Diane,
    Yes it will be my pleasure to pray for you and your situtation with your sister. I've been having trouble with my brother who hasn't been responsible w/my mom's (92 yrs.old-w/brain tumor)affairs.I don't understand but I know that Our Lord can use all things if we let Him even our situations, He is in control not our sibblings.
    Please pray that my husband, my son & I have the type of relationship God has for us. 2 wks. ago my Husband just rec'd the Lord after 35 yrs. of interceeding for him.(Thank you Jesus!)I will be praying for you Diane.
    Kathie of CA

  274. Anonymous says:

    Pleas pray for my daughter Erin. I went through a terrible divorce and had to move out with my 4 daughters. Eventually my ex alienated by oldest from me and she move back with him. The other 3 girls live with me and I have joint custody with his visitation rights. Lately my ex and my oldest have been focussing on convincing Erin to live with her dad (she will have a better life they tell her). I she has expressed interest. I am tired of all this harrassement that’s been going on for 6 years. I have put my trust in the Lord and been victorious through it all but now feel weak. Your article on climbing spoke to me exactly on not giving up. I feel very bad that I am mad at God for not putting an end to the situation with my ex. Please pray for my spiritual strength and faith; and for Erin to see the attacks and false promises. I need all the prayers I can get. In Jesus name.

    Thank you
    Lilia

  275. Lilia, I’ll be in prayer for you.
    My prayer request is for my doctor to be able to figure out why I am having such bad abdominal pain after eating. I have two series of tests on Wednesday morning to see if it is something in my upper GI or with my gall bladder. I’m on some temporary medication BUT it gives me a headache so I’d like to not be on it long term.
    Thanks for praying

    In Christ,
    Mari

  276. My prayer request is for my husband. He is a soldier, deployed at this time, says he feels depressed and frustrated with his leadership and the way things are done. His actions tell me that he is bitter and astray from the Lord during this time; I pray that he can realign his thoughts, actions, etc with God, and reflect God’s light in this darkness. I hope that one day we can look back at this unwanted experience and know that it was worth it–that it was part of God’s perfect plan. Thank you for your prayers.

  277. I find myself without joy. Certain things bring me joy for a moment, but it fades in the next.

    I've been very forgetful of how much God has forgiven me and God's faithfulness in my life (sort of like the Israelites).

    Please pray for:
    (1) JOY in HONORING God!
    (2) DESIRE for Him & for the Word
    (3) HEALING from childhood experiences
    (4) HEALING from a relationship that ended 7 months ago
    (5) capacity to LOVE those around me (namely, family and close girl friends)… to love in JOY, not out of duty
    (6) being IMPACTED by remembering God's goodness to me
    (7) to FAITHFULLY pray for the person i'm suppose to be praying for this week (through this chain)

    Gloria

  278. I had to come back for another request.

    (Of course, I will add another person to pray for, too! And again, give any prize I might get on this comment to the woman right before me.)

    My son, Kenny is going to camp this week. I’m having the usual mom worries… I guess I need to have peace, but if you only pray for one of us, pray for Kenny’s safety and spiritual growth this week.

  279. Anonymous says:

    I just started reading this blog-what a great ministry.
    Please pray for the following:
    1) that I learn to trust God and love Him above all else
    2) that we can get out of debt
    3) that the vertigo goes away and never comes back
    4) that my kids lead healthy, God filled lives
    I hope that is not too much-if so then #1 covers everything else!
    Prayerfully, Bonnie

  280. Anonymous says:

    Hello my name is Lane and my prayer request is this: I have been living with my “boyfriend” for almost 3 yrs now. We have 2 children together and plan on getting married one day. I am ready for marriage now, but he always has an excuse: “we’re already married”, “why change what we have” “set a date and we’ll do it” but the reality is his divorce from his previous marriage was never finalized and by default he is still married. I cry a lot over this. I cry because I feel I am letting God down by living in sin. I cry because if I leave then our children will suffer and go through separation of their father. I cry because my boyfriend just doesn’t see how important this is to me. I am so frustrated and disappointed in this tangled mess and I know that God can somehow fix it. I am just not sure how or when or what to do. I just want to be married (don’t care about a wedding it could be in front of the justice of the peace) I want my boyfriend and I to be united in the eyes of God and have the same last name.

  281. Hebrews 4:16 says, “…come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”. I often cling to the word “boldly”. Praise God that He is an intimate and loving God! I have two requests: 1. my sister’s husband is an alcoholic and she needs wisdom to handle this situation in a way that honors God, 2. I am a 3year breast cancer survivor with a precious husband, 3 teenage boys and a 5 yr. old daughter. One of my tumor markers came back doubled and out of the normal range. I need prayers for courage and strength to face God’s plan for us.
    Dancing in His grace!

  282. Anonymous says:

    Could you please pray for me. I need to meet a real man and fall in love with.

    This is for Lucy.

    Thank you so mucu. God bless you!!!

  283. Please pray for my 21 year old daughter, Lana. She is very angry at her dad right now. He has left me, after 30 years together, for another woman. Someone who was supposed to be her friend. Even though there was an age difference she believed she was her friend and had no idea that this woman was using her to see her dad. He has also canceled her health, dental and vision insurance. Thanks so much!
    Tammie

  284. What a wonderful idea and action of prayer for each other!

    My request is for wisdom and clarity. I know the Lord is calling me as a speaker/writer for Him. I am currently working on a project near and dear to my heart, but am having difficulty coming up with that all-encompassing “one sentence summary” that is both powerful and captivating to describe it all. Thank you sweet sister who prays for me!
    Blessings!
    Shanda

  285. Anonymous says:

    My prayer is for complete restoration of my marriage. My husband Roger is a backslidden christian and needs deliverance from pride, bitterness, and unforgiveness. Rose from Bemidji, MN

  286. My prayer is that I will be able to stand up against the gossip in my office. I suffer from approval addiction and am the only Christian in my workplace. I ask for prayer to be able to live out my Christianity each day without the fear of what others will think of me.

  287. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for me as I am facing prison time for embezzlement from a former employer. I turned my eyes away from God and made huge mistakes for which I am suuffering daily. My sentence date is September 22. My attorney told me it was important that I get another job as soon as possible. I have been honest with all my interviews and was hired by a local Cancer treatment group and on Friday 10 days before my 90 days was up was told they could not keep me. Now I am unemployeed again mostly because my former employer kept calling the new employer and advising them not to give me a second chance. I am so depressed . I know God has forgiven me and I am closer to him now than ever before but this valley is going to be hard to climb out of. Please keep me in your prayers.
    God Bless You All
    Debbie (msdebbie072456@aol.com)

  288. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for me and my husband as we are in our second IVF cycle. We have one daughter that we were blessed with nine years ago and I have not been able to get pregnant again. We would love to have another child. Thanks for praying for us!
    Sonya

  289. Please pray for my daughter. She is 22 and pregnant and is dating a guy that is mentally abusive. The first time she tried to break up with him, he posted nude pictures of her on the internet. For whatever reason, she keeps going back to him. Our family is in dire need of prayer and we need direction from the Lord on how to handle the situation. Just a sidenote, my daughter still lives at home.

  290. Renee, this is awesome! I am number 291 to respond! Oh, my word! I loved your post. Thanks for sharing your fear and how you responded to it when another was in need. That’s how we all need to be, my friend.

    My prayer request is to share God’s message to 25 women over the next 4 weeks in a Bible study that I am leading at church. It’s on the Proverbs 31 woman. I want His glory to shine and for these women to hear the truth in love and to see what God says in these verses and how they can apply them. Thanks so much!
    Blessings,
    Susan

  291. Anonymous says:

    Hello my name is Dolly I don’t know where to start.So here goes.I’m sick of my life my marriage,my husband ,my job everything.My husbands been laid off again this time 2 months so far.
    I have to have surgery to fix 2 other surgerys i ‘ve had.and thats next month we will not have any insurance since he’s been laid off so much this year.we fight all the time I get tired cause I’m working and then have to do all the housework cooking shopping and bills .I just want a hand just fix dinner once in awhile we have a garden he won’t even take care of it.I’m not even sure what I want pray for.I hardly go to church or read my bible I do still talk to God but I know its not like I should.Thank you for listening .Dolly

  292. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I was reading an email my friend sent me and I came across your website. I’m from Dinwiddie County (near Petersburg), VA. My wife packed her luggage and left in the truck with a guy to Tennessee (who has since left her) on 10 February 2008. I haven’t talked to her in 12 days because she acts like we could get back together and then doesn’t answer me when I ask her if she wants to come back to me. I think that she doesn’t know what she wants. She’s also with the first guy’s brother and his family in Tennessee. I love her and I really would like for her to come back to me so that we can start over and be a family again. Please pray for us. God bless, Gerry.

  293. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for a financial,and blessing for a new position. I am not asking for a triple digit job, but one that will pay well. I am looking for a job where I can be of service to others, not of self. To give hope, encouragement,and build people up. Please pray that the Lord will find my request in line with his will for my life.
    God bless,
    Donna

  294. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for me Samuel and Joyce my wife for we have been praying that the good Lord will give us children in our marriage. we have been married for the past14 years but no children. Please pray for us.

    Samuel(London UK)

  295. Anonymous says:

    Hello Renee,
    I want to thank you so much for your encouragement
    I really think this is great,praying for each other.Thank you for giving me the opportunity to pray for so many.Thank you for all you do.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!BECKY
    hopsonbecky@yahoo.com

  296. I hope that I’m not too late to jump in on this! Thanks for this wonderful idea Renee!

    My prayer, perceived need, is to find some way (financially) for me to stay home and take care of my 3-year-old son. Currently, I am only working 2 days per week, but I am scheduled to return to 5 days per week on August 4th. Although my desire is to be able to be a stay-at-home mom, I also have health issues which are forcing me to look realistically at what I am capable of doing on a daily basis. I was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s Disease 2 1/2 years ago, and the stress of trying to work, take care of my son, and run the household all together is rapidly taking its toll on my health. I know that I can do all things through God who gives me strength, but I also know that I would be able to give my husband and son a much better part of me, if we can manage to allow me to not work any longer.

    Prayer support would so greatly be appreciated as we look at our finances, the possibility of me applying for disability and the prayer that if I do proceed to apply for disability that I will be approved quickly.

    God bless one and all!

  297. Anonymous says:

    Hi Renee,

    I think what you are doing today on your blog is so awesome, but I have
    to confess it has taken me almost all day to get the courage up to ask for prayer concern that the Holy Spirit placed on my heart. I let the doubt storms flood my mind and start worrying about what you and other women will think if I share what I need prayer for.

    But I am going to take a step of faith and share what seems so difficult but at the same time necessary. My prayer request is that my heart will soften for the
    gospel and for the refreshing presence of Jesus. To allow the truth and blood of Jesus Christ to wash away my shame and guilt of my past, that the chains of bondage will be broken. To allow the Holy Spirit to completely transform my life and forever be changed.

    I even have a scripture if you want to share it on Monday Zephaniah 3: 9-20

    Blessings to you and all of the Proverb 31 ladies!

    Thanks….Joy

  298. Prayer request
    Well, i just want to ask for prayer for my boyfriend situation because even though he is not christian i wish God can bring him to His arms, also he is facing this situation with a law suit with some guys that want to take away from him his http://www.lg.com domain, so i ask you to pray for him, so God can work through those people’s hearts so they can give a fair settlemen.
    Thanks

    Ana Martinez
    MEXICO

  299. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for me that I would budget my time better. It seems I have some many projects, that sometimes I feel overwhelmed and I only get started at the last minute. Pray that I would take to my heavenly Father throughout the day. Thank you so much for your dedication to our heavenly Father.
    Theresa from Pennsylvania

  300. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my marriage. We have young children and we both are Christians. If I had to sum it all up–it would all have to do with communication skills (we need them!) and conflict resolution. I would love to have us both go into Christian marriage counseling, however, my husband doesn’t think he has any problems–it’s all me. Thanks so much for your prayers.

  301. Anonymous says:

    I am already praying for all of you who have posted here. It is uplifting to see how many women are trusting the Lord with their heaviest burdens. I would be grateful if you would include me in your prayers. My family and I were hoping to purchase the house we live in from our landlord, but he is being very unreasonable. I know we can find another home for a much better price than he is demanding (the sad thing is that he is actually shooting himself in the foot–the price is terribly unreaslistic, even laughable, in this market, and we seriously doubt he’ll sell to anyone), but the uncertainty about where we’ll be living in the next several months is killing me, as well as the thought of packing up and moving from a home that we love. Would you pray for a speedy resolution to our situation? Time is of the essence because of the impending start of the new school year for my children.
    Thank you!
    Charlene

  302. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is actually kind of for both my husband and myself. I am longing to adopt a daughter from Asia and be a mother once again and my husband is not sharing in my desire. I am asking that you pray for him to feel the desire as I do in my heart or if it is truely not meant to be that you pray to take that desire from my heart. I feel very torn as I think of it all the time and I am afraid that it will become a resentment in our relationship if he never comes around and I just can’t let go of the idea.
    Pam

  303. Anonymous says:

    I am a widow with 3 beautiful girls with hearts for the Lord… My best friend/husband went to be with the Jesus, 10 years ago… I was happy raising my girls and started praying if the Lord wanted me to marry again,,, He would bring me a man. (I havent’t dated in 10 years… I met Kevin online, fell in Love again… Only when I met him..face to face I pretty much rejected him…(cause he was 2 inches shorter than me…very very stupid.. So the relationship was ruined…The good that came out of is was that it pushed me into the arms of JESUS.. My desire is just to trust the Lord and OBEY …(Some times I still want Kevin back, but mostly what I want is the LOrds plan for my life. He has put it on my heart that I would LOVE to be married… So please pray for disernment and Just for me to follow Gods leading… Blessing to you all sisters in christ.. kathy

    Pam I am lifting you and your husband up in prayers right now… Rest assured, God is in control and he will honor your request…in his timing God bless you

  304. I have posted my prayer request on my blog sight posted Sunday evening and I do hope for your prayers. Thank you!

    Anonymous-I will pray for your situation daily!!!

    In His Graces~Pamela

  305. Anonymous says:

    My prayer is that i get a loving and caring husband who cares for me and my son. i also pray for a good paying job, and that i will get a job where i applied. i want also good accommodation by august. thank you for your prayers

    Marther

  306. Anonymous says:

    My prayer is that i get a loving and caring husband who cares for me and my son. i also pray for a good paying job, and that i will get a job where i applied. i want also good accommodation by august. thank you for your prayers

    Marther – ZIMBABWE

  307. Renee thanks so much for your devotion. It reminded me that I am not self-suficient and in addition to relying on God, I also need to be reying on my friends. I need prayer to have the courage open up and be vulnerable with my friends, allowing them to see my faults and weaknesses. Also with finding balance as a mom, wife, friend, part-time teacher, and my responsibilities in the church.

    -Sandy in Maryland

  308. So much to pray for. I would just like to encourage all of us to remember that we are more than conquerors in christ and all the things set in front of us we will overcome. Jesus will never leave us or forsake us. I encourage each of us to annoint our homes with praise and worship. Please pray for a family in our church the father is having brain surgery this tuesday and again next tuesday. He is a father of 4 children and a beautiful wife. Hang in there ladies this is the day the lord has made rejoice and be glad in it.
    God Blessings to you all

  309. I am seeking prayer for my husband Jim. In short he is saved, a good willed man with a good heart. However, his harsh tone and words, and angry actions cut through me and my children like a knife. He was raised that way plus he has a military background. I have been praying alone for him and his behavior for along time. I need an intervention so that I can continue to live out the gospel as I should. Please pray for him and our marriage.

    Melissa from NC

  310. Anonymous says:

    Please pray that Larry would find a job quickly and that I would not worry. That I would trust God because He sees the big picture and I do not.

    Kathy

  311. Anonymous says:

    Hey Renee, I need prayer, just as I was reading the comments posted on your blog, somebody walked into my office and said he was thinking of me and normally when that happens he wants to know what it is and that he can pray for me, I said nothing, but I lied and I know God put me on this man’s heart for a purpose, please pray for me for my marriage, have a lovely husband, but just struggling to be intimate, now you know why I cannot tell this other man. Also pray for my children’s studies.

  312. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request:
    My husband left me last year in July. I have 3 teenage children who need to know God as their Father and need Jesus to bind up their broken hearts. I need His strength and direction for my future.

    Sonia

  313. Anonymous says:

    I know that I am a little late to join in but Sonia, I will be praying for you and your kids. Please pray for my mother in law who is battling cancer. She has been so brave and a true inspiration but her fight is both physically and emotionally exhausting. Thank you for your prayers!
    Mindy

  314. Anonymous says:

    Diane,
    I have continued to pray for you over the weekend and will continue through out the weeks to come.
    We must thank Jesus in-advance for the things we hope for. Our Lord is in the business of even changing our sibblings. Our GOD can use what ever has already been done to us, for His glory and good.
    We must line ourselves up,according to His will(be/stand exactly where Jesus wants us to be.That we can control w/HIS help, then be still.)Watch with anticipation! He will do the rest, in His timing.
    “We thank you and praise you Lord, in-advance for all our answered prayers.”
    God Bless you all.
    Kathie of CA

  315. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for your awesome and powerful message on the Power of a Praying Friend. I can relate with you because I do not like to impose on friends, and I find myself sometimes dealing with issues alone that would have been shared with friends. I need prayer for my teenage daughter who is pregnant, and her dad who has not talked to her for 8 months. I need prayer that God restores their relationship. Thanks, Annah

  316. Anonymous says:

    My husband and I have been trying to conceive for over a year. We have been unsuccessful and I am trying to remain prayerful about God’s will and timing. Please pray for us as we continue trying to conceive.
    Janna

  317. Thank you for this opportunity to make “friends”. I do not have any. Many people I know, but not friends. My prayer is for strength and a clean heart as I endure the ups and downs of everyday life with 5 grandchildren and 2 adult children in the house while trying to some how find a life for myself. I am so weary and feel like running away but I made a committment and I am still hanging in there after all these years. Bless you for this opportunity. I usual just rely on myself and my own prayers. With many tears

    Ms Nina

  318. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for my daughter. She just had her third invitro and she is very weary of the whole treatment. My younger daughter is pregnant so this is also hurting my older daughter. Please pray for God’s will in this situation. Infertility can be so painful. I am afraid she is becoming bitter towards God.

  319. Kathy, I will be praying for you. I too am in the exact same situation and there are scriptures that have encouraged me that I would like to share with you. Psalm 37:25:I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
    Psalm 61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

    I hope these scriptures will encourage you. My prayers are with you!
    Julie

  320. I pray that each and everyone of you is given peace and grace through your requests! I could not find just one to pray for! May wisdom and patience be rained on you as each and every one of you walks through your daily life.

    In christ’s love

  321. Anonymous says:

    Sarah my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your brother. God will provide the wisdom to say and connect on the right things, His things. I am also prayeing for the peace that come with reconciliation.
    My prayer request is for the peace of God as I search for employment. I want to be in the center of God’s will, no matter where that may take me.
    Martha

  322. This is for Joy who was having a hard time stating that she is needs her desire for the Lord renewed and for the Lord to wash away the guilt of the past. I was one who not only walked away from the Lord and did things that I never thought I would. I went from being a totally dedicated christian to a person that I didnt even know. I began drinking, I started smoking again, I was going through terrible things with my husband and was seeking a divorce from him and also began an affair. Getting back to the Lord was very hard for me because the enemy kept reminding me of my sins! A dear close christian friend of mine (who continued to love me in spite of my sins)gave me a scripture that truly help me…Psal 51. This is the prayer that David prayed after being confronted by the prophet Nathan regarding his sin with Bath-Sheba. The Lords forgiveness is there for you if you have repented. It is satan who continues to make you feel the guilt and shame! He wants to continue to bring it up to you. To remind you of the things that you have done. But God has cleansed you by the blood of Jesus! His grace is more than sufficient! I will keep you in prayer as one sister who has been there and can have empathy for your situation. with love in Christ Jesus. Julie from Indiana

  323. Anonymous says:

    My prayer is for my daughter. She is expecting her first baby on September 6th. She lives at home with us (her mom and dad). We have no idea what issues we will all face with the Daddy, he is currently not in the picture at this time. I am just praying for God to direct our paths and help us to know his will when it comes to the issues surrounding the baby’s father. One of the most disturbing things is the baby’s daddy does not believe in God whatsoever. So, I am also praying that he will find God in his life.Pam / Boerne, TX

  324. Anonymous says:

    Please pray for me as I enter my second month of fertility treatments and IUI with my husband. It is difficult to hold on to my hope, as we’ve been trying to have a baby for so long–almost four years. We had a miscarriage about a year and a half ago. I have learned so much about God’s beautiful love for me during this procedure. I see how he has brought me closer to Him and to my husband, and how He has used me as an instrument of His peace. But it is hard to wait and be patient, and it is hard to keep His hope and joy in our hearts. Please pray for this peace to come upon our hearts in the coming month. Please help me to praise and thank the Lord through the tears! Thank you, Beth

  325. To Pam in TX: I ask our Father to give you wisdom, patience and most of all unconditional love. It is what keeps me committed to the raising of my five grandchildren. It is a long, weary journey that never ends but one of my greatest loves that I have ever experienced is that of and for my grandchildren. Peace be unto you. Ms Nina

  326. My prayer request is that God will give my Husband the direction he needs for his future. We were at New Orleans Theological Seminary when Hurricane Katrina hit and we were evacuated back to our home town. The seminary was closed, other doors were closed and financial struggles came into play and we were not able to go back to seminary. Just recently, someone designated money from our church to pay for my husband’s tuition and books so that he can go back to school and finish his degree but only if he will go full-time, which would require us to move again. It took a lot for my husband to make that commitment the first time and then we ended up back in Pensacola after the hurricane. Both sides of our family are here in our hometown and my husband has been at our church since he was 3 years old. I just want us to be in God’s will and if we are supposed to go back to seminary, it will take God getting my husband’s attention for us to go. Wherever the Lord leads him to go, I will follow.

    Thank you for your prayers for my family.

  327. My prayer is for my husband and his new job selling copy machines. I pray that God will show him what he needs to do and where he needs to go.

  328. Please pray for my husband as he begins the process of writing a resume and looking for a new job.

    Thanks for your prayers.

    Blessings,
    Pearls from PA

  329. Anonymous says:

    Renee,

    I just have been able to read your story on prayer and friends. My family and I sure could use someones prayer. We just found out last week that our oldest son who is deaf. Not only does he have a Lung Disease but and Auto immune disease. But now he has the bad kind of rhemitoid arthistis. Let’s just say the wind went out of our sail’s. But I’m glad we have Jesus as our anchor. My son is so precious the way he serves the Lord is by taking up offering at chruch which I might add a very cheerful giver as well. Thanks, for taking time to hear my request.

    In Christ,
    Jeannine

  330. monique says:

    I am asking for prayer for strength and understanding, better paying job so that i can be able to provide for me and my daughter. My husband divorced me last year and I was in school during the time. I had to drop out of school and get a job to maintain the household. I have only been able to make it with the help of my mom and sister. I need to hear from God on what i need to do? what is my purpose in life?

  331. Anonymous says:

    We are in great financial need. We are one payment away from losing our house, car, and truck.
    my husband and I both are in conctruction and we all know how the housing market is right now. Things have picked up some for us but we are so far behind on everything that what we are making doesn’t quite catch us up and by the time more money comes in we are far behind again. We have some property for sale. IF the Lord would choose to find us a buyer we would be in great standing. I realized the market was going to take a nose dive so I bought a women’s consignment shop. I was not able to make full payroll last week and the acct is in the red should all my checks clear. I am in a legal battle with the woman I bought it from because of SO many things, but bretch of contract will suffice to say right now. So I said that to say this, please pray our property will sell. We have four lots. That would take care of EVERYTHING.

    Thanks
    Roxine

  332. Anonymous says:

    hi, my name is Jessica and I’m from Simi Valley, California.
    I would like to request prayer for my aunt Dina, she is going through financial harships, she got a house about 1 year and a half ago, but they layoff her husband from his job and now he got a nightshift job but pays a little, and they r trying to rent their house and r trying to find an affordable apt to rent, she feels broken becaude they cannot afford to pay their house and now has to find a place to live. I will greatly appreciate your prayers 🙂 God bless. -Jessica

  333. Anonymous says:

    My name is Debbie and I am from
    Tennessee. My 27 year old married
    son is in a 6 month Christian drug
    rehab program. From what I can tell, he seems to be doing great.
    My problem is me. I am struggling
    with believing that my son will
    really be changed when he comes home. For 12 years he has done drugs off and on, partied, lied to
    my husband and me, stole money from us, and no telling what else he as done. He’s even been in jail.
    He told us several times that he
    had changed, but he really had not. I am so afraid that he will
    come back home and go right back
    into his old life. I am a Christian and my son is a Christian. His counselor said he
    is doing great. Even his wife can
    tell a difference in him. But, I
    am afraid to believe he has changed
    because I don’t want to be hurt
    again. I know fear is not of the
    Lord, but of Satan. But, I just
    cannot seem to get past this. Please pray first for my son and
    that God will heal him and then for
    me that I will have the faith to
    believe that God will heal my son
    and that I can experience peace
    about this situation. Thanks!

  334. Anonymous says:

    I hope this is not too late to sign up for the power of a praying friend.

    I would like prayer for us as we are in the process of trying to sell our house in order to move to another city where my husband has to start work in less than a month. We have found a house in that city that we really like and would love to put an offer on it but need to sell ours first. Please pray that if God wills, he would bring the right buyer for our house and that the other house would still be available. Pray that we would be patient and wait for his timing:) Thanks, Colleen

  335. Anonymous says:

    This is for my prayer Heidi who I am pryaing for this week who is moving from Florida to California for God give Heidi the strength she needs and the courage to get through this chapter in her life.
    Deuteronomy 31:6
    Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
    Your prayer partner Lisa from Albany,Ga.

  336. Anonymous says:

    I am struggling with doubt and unbelief.Thank you for your prayers.Angel/Indiana

  337. Kimberly says:

    I hope it’s not too late to join!

    I ask for prayer for or family, as we prepare to welcome a baby girl we are adopting (from China) sometime this fall. She is God’s blessing to us after years of trying various means to have children. Please pray for her health and care as she waits for us in China. We are praying that she is loved by her nannies as well.

    Also, my husband has found himself in an unusual situation in his job. A transfer fell through literally at the last minute (right after we go our referral), and while he is still under contract with his school district, right now we are praying that a great position will open up for him– we know God’s hand is guiding all of this, even the loss of his other position.

    I ask also for prayer for all of the waiting children around the world, waiting for their forever families. God loves them so, but I pray they will also know the love of an earthly family, too. Renee, I’ll continue to pray for your family as you walk through the adoption process.

    I will lift up all of the needs posted here, but especially Gina in the Philippines.

    Thanks, Renee, for opening this thread– what a blessing!

    Kimberly

  338. Anonymous says:

    I have been fighting ovarian cancer since 1992. God has blessed me with two remissions. The latest recurrence was in 2004 & since then, even after numerous chemo treatments, remission has been out of reach. My prayer request is that my latest blood work will show that I am in remission. I will know the results tomorrow, 7/23. "For nothing is impossible with God". Luke 1:37 Paulette

  339. Anonymous says:

    I have been praying for quite a while that God would restore my home, marriage,and family that has been destroyed by divorce. I feel that God put this burden in my heart to pray for my husband in spite of the divorce–his soul and salvation, return to the Lord, true repentance, return to our home marriage, family, his health, his family , healing of all relationships affected by the divorce, his finances, etc. It has been a long time and our sons are hurting still but also may be giving up . I want to be clear on this and I do feel it be God’s will but I also don;t understand all that happens and the time that is going by. I do not want to diminish or interfere with what god is trying to do in his life. I want my husband to return and it to work out. I do want God’s will in this. I desire for God’s best for us all. I know that he wants none to perish and that he cares for us. Please pray for clarity for us all on God’s will and desires for all of us, healing and forgiveness, softening of hearts, restoration, etc. I pray for god to change me into the woman –wife and mother that he wants me to be, our sons to be godly young men and someday the fathers and sons that god wants them to be, and of course my husband for him to be the husband and father that god calls him to be. KIM F.

  340. Anonymous says:

    My husband and I have been trying to conceive for over a year without success. Please pray that God’s will be done with our family. My prayer is that we will conceive and have a healthy pregnancy.
    Jana from Arkansas

  341. Please pray for an opportunity for me to stay at home with our 3 children. Pray also for renewed affection between my husband and myself. Thanks!

  342. By the way, Jana, my first two children came as a gift of my marriage yet the desire of my heart was to have a natural child as well. We went for sixteen months without conception and now our youngest is a definite miracle from God. I am praying for you!!

  343. Anonymous says:

    This is Debbie from Tennessee who
    has the son in drug rehab. I am
    writing to tell Jessica from California that I am praying for
    her and her Aunt Dina who is struggling financially. God is in
    control and He will provide. It may be at the last possible minute, but He WILL com through.

  344. Anonymous says:

    My prayer is that I will know the right words to say to my cousin, Lisa, at her mother’s memorial service.

    Kelly

  345. Sarah, I just wanted you to know that I WILL be praying for your brother – whatan amazing journey he is embarking on. May God receive the glory, may healing and restoration be brought, and may He connect like only he can. I would love to keep in touch – hconrad8@gmail.com
    I am asking for prayer for my family. We are awaiting the sale of our home as the Lord has called us to move from Ohio to North Carolina.

  346. Anonymous says:

    I need God’s direction regarding challenging financial situations and circumstances. Some are the result of my own ignorance and procrastination. Pray that I would be able to discern between faith and presumption. That I would have God’s peace and trust in Him. Blessings – Faith

  347. Dear Sarah, I WILL be praying for your brother. Through this search may the Lord bring healing, restoration, and a new found faith is the perfect plan he has for each of us. I pray for diligence and persistence in the face of obstacles to come. Keep me updated, hconrad8@gmail.com
    My prayer is for a remember in asking for His sight, his eyes, and his ears, as he’s asking my family and I to move from Ohio to North Carolina. We pray for peace and patience in the waiting.

  348. Anonymous says:

    This is for Debbie who is struggling with her son’s addictions and trusting that he is healed.

    Debbie, I am praying that you will continually choose to trust God in this. He knows the future so much better than we do and he really wants what is best for your son and for you. God has been showing me over and over that he has plans for us, for a future and a hope. We just need to choose to trust him – I will pray that you will grow in that trust and you will see amazing changes in your son.
    Colleen

  349. I’m asking prayer for my finances. I’m asking that god will open a window and poor out blessings that I will not have room enough to receive. I also ask prayer for our church Grace N Mercy, Pastor Joyce Mizzelle that we are in the process of building. Pray that god will release the finances that we need to build up the kingdom of God.

  350. I read your devotion “I Hate to Burden You” posted on P31. It was truly a blessing. I have had many things weighing heavy on my mind recently. At the forefornt, was my mother’s health and my budding new business endeavor. My mother was diagnosed with renal failure and at one of her recent check-ups her doctor started the process of preparing for dialysis. Mom has been such a giving person all of her life, to the extent of putting her life on hold to care for me as well as other family members in need. In her retirement, my prayer is that she is able to experience some good times with her sisters. Her going on dialysis would gratly impeede that. Also, I am a newly licensed hair stylist and I am also back in school for my Instructor’s Certification. The combination of both things makes it hard for me to excell at either. I have been blessed with the support of friends and family in sending clients my way, but at nearly 2 months in, I am just surviving. To tie all of this together, after reading the devotional, my mind fell on my E-Sister who over the past few years has shared many devotionals, prayers, funny chains and the like. Using the internet on my phone, I emailed my sister asking her prayers for my mother and my business. She responded with a beautiful prayer and much needed encouragement and support. I am blessed to report that Mom got a good report at the doctor’s today and he has put off seeing her for three months. While she is not completely out of the woods, with God’s help, dialysis is still a good ways off. As far as my business goes, just the blessing that mom received, reaffirms that all is well and God’s in control, so I look forward to His favor in my business. Thank you so much for the devotional, it has helped me not only see God’s light in my life but also the light at the end of the tunnel. Be Blessed!

  351. Please keep me in prayer; I will take two exams on August 10 and 11. I have to pass these exams in order to continue with school. If I do not pass them I will have to sit out for this semester till I pass them. This is my last semester. I know that my Father did not bring me this far too just leave me. Please pray for me that I will pass and be able to walk in December, and make the financial load that my husband has carry for almost four years lighter on him

    Thank you for your prayers
    Aminta

  352. Pray for me to have the courage to keep looking to God for my weight loss. I had been going to Curves but in the last two months I have stopped. This will describe my situation easier. I am 61 years old,I am 5’2’, small bone, but my weight is not according to my height. I weight 166, which is due to medicine that I took a year ago and gained weight with it, and haven’t be able to loss it yet. It is very difficult to loss weight when you have gained it through medicine.I take walks when it is cool. My Niece and Nephew-in-law have two dogs a Labrador and a Maltese which I walk also in the morning sometimes. They have 4 son’s one is 18 years old, going to College this year, one 15 years old, one 13 years old, and one 9 years old. I come to live with them after a series of problems. I am on a limited income

  353. Dear Karen, I will pray for you right now. Keep leaning on the Lord; keep doing everything you can to help yourself; God will not forsake you – He loves you TOO MUCH!

    My daughter Hannah graduated in May from a Christian university with an elementary education teaching degree. Years ago, she felt God calling her to teach in His kingdom.

    She has applied and interviewed for teaching positions in various Christian schools with no success. She is contemplating teaching in the public schools, but jobs are scarce.

    Hannah has medical conditions (spina bifida, diabetes) which make health insurance a must. Her benefits expire November 30th.

    She is confused (Why did I earn a teaching degree if I cannot find a position?) and scared (What will I do for medical care when my benefits run out?) and hurt (What is wrong with me that no one will hire me?).

    Please pray that the Lord will guide her to the place He has intended her to be all along, and that He will grant her trust and patience in the waiting. Thank you, and may God bless you! Debbie

  354. Anonymous says:

    My prayer request is to pray my strength in the Lord. I am in the mist of many storms all at once and have been for the last three yrs. I’m to the point I just want to let everything go my marrage and my home they both have been one heart break after another and I’m seeking God for the answers that I need. I don’t want to be out of the will of God so please pray for me my marrage my sons and my home.

  355. Anonymous says:

    Sonia, I am praying for you and your children to be healed and have peace in the mist of this storm. And pray for me and my boys we are trying to forgive and move on in our lives.

    Renita

  356. Anonymous says:

    Anomymous, I’m praying for you and your marriage. Most importantly I’m praying that the Lord will give you a clear understanding as to what is really going on in your marriage. I pray that you will put your focus on the Lord and seek him with all your heart for the anwsers that you need and your stength. I to have a husband that has been having an affair for sometime now so I can tell you that prayer is the best thing right now. If you like to email me at nitasimmons1@yahoo.com I would be delighted to help in prayer.

  357. Please pray for my friend Debbie, who’s brother was critically injured this past weekend in a car accident.

    Thank you and God Bless!

  358. You haven’t said anything about what I sent you as far as my Journal is concern. Should I send it again, because somehow maybe got lost in the sending. Let me know if you get this.

  359. To Jayne, I will certainly pray for your friend Debbie and her brother.Please ask her to just hold on to Jesus’ promise to be with us even in the midst of the storm.
    Please pray for me I have a problem with my back. I am not in a lot of pain, however the doc says that that just indicates this is more serious because I must have serious nerve damage. I am losing feeling and function in my left foot. I go to see a specialist on Aug.11. Please pray for healing for me, and for wisdom for the doctor. If it is not God’s will that I be healed of this please pray that I can be at peace, because the idea of back surgery is scaring the life out of me. I am 45 years old and have 2 teenage girls and husband at home, our son is going to be away at University in the fall.I still have things that I need to be able to do.I work full time and I take college classes in the evenings.
    Thank you for your prayers.
    Patty

  360. Anonymous says:

    To all of my friends in Christ who prayed for my job interview last Thursday. I GOT THE JOB!
    Thank you and I haven’t forgotten to pray for you as well.

  361. Anonymous says:

    My name is Sarah and I live in Missouri. Recently, I have had powerful conviction about some “Ishmael’s” in my life that I believe God is pointiing His finger at and saying. “these have to go!” I would like to ask that you would ift me up consistently in prayer as I trust God to remove these things in my life? I know I won’t be able to remove them in my own strength, I must surrender, trust and believe God to remove the mountians in my life. These are habits and attitudes I’ve excused for many years. Thank you for your prayers!

  362. Anonymous says:

    Patty, I’m praying for you…also Lane and Dolly.

    “Never stop praying, especially for others. Always pray by the power of the Spirit. Stay alert and keep praying for God’s people.” Ephesians 6:18 (CEV)

    With concern and prayers,
    Sarah

  363. Ishmael’, I have a question about Ishmael in the bible. Sarah how did you come to say you have a lot of Ishmael’s in your life. I like what you said, and I will be praying for you. But I would like to know what you mean by what you said. Because if it is what I think it is, be praying for me too, because I have the same, and it is very difficult to releast them.

  364. Anonymous says:

    Hi my name is Sandra lately me and my children are believing God that I would be bless with an better paying job and to be bless with an brand-new vechicle and for God to bless our finances so that we can finally go on an family vacation. Most of all I believing God to send me an wholesome mate that loves children and to an postive role model in my children lives. Alsp we are in need to have our home we live in now to be fully-upgraded with brand-new furniture, appliances and with flooring. Thanks,

  365. Anonymous says:

    I am having anxiety attacks and am fearful of mental instability of any kind. I would like prayer for a strong mind and to put my FULL trust in Christ and to have faith with all my heart, soul and mind that He loves me and that He is fully trustworthy. I just need assurance that He is with me and will make a way for me to be more like Him and live a victorious life for Him. Keri

  366. Keri,
    I couldn’t have said it plainer than that, I will be praying for you, and prayer for me of the same thing. Thank you for your words of need.
    Karen Whalen

  367. This is Karen Whalen again, please be praying with me for discipline, I need discipline before God. Thank You

  368. Hi Keri, I have also been feeling like I have this spirit of fear hanging over me. This has been going on for weeks, my mother says that it’s just the devil trying to distract me from doing and being the person God wants me to be. So I will pray for you and that this spirit of fear is lifted from your heart. Please pray the same for me.

  369. Anonymous says:

    Sarah, I will be praying for your brother, that God will be with him and lead him through this process.

    My prayer request is for emotional health. I am trying to recover from a nervous breakdown. I would greatly appreciate continual prayer as I try to find my way back.

  370. Prayer request for Gary and Cindy Hogman.
    Gary is serving in Iraq while his young wife is fighting cancer here. Prayer is a powerful thing.
    THIS COUPLE NEEDS OUR PRAYERS. PLEASE READ THIS.
    IT MUST BE TERRIBLY DIFFICULT TO BE IN IRAQ WITH A SICK WIFE AT HOME.
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    Tough times don’t last… Tough people do!!! My name is Gary Hogman. Some of you receiving this know me, some do not. My wife, Cindy, is 32 years old and has just been diagnosed 3 days ago with stage 4 cervical cancer and her chances for survival are very slim. She was pregnant with our second child and had miscarried recently at 3 months, and now we know why. This is a request for you to forward this e-mail to everyone you know, asking for prayer. The more people that pray for her to be healed, the better. Pray and forward. It only takes a second to hit ‘forward’.

    Please do it and don’t delete this. Your prayers can, and perhaps will, save her life. Please pray and ask everyone you know to pray for the HEALING of Cindy and the removal of all cancer in her body, so she may enjoy all that life has to offer, and to continue to be the wonderful mother to our 5 year old son, Michael. The power of Prayer is unsurpassed.

    I want the whole world to have her in their prayers the next few weeks. God will hear our cry. Please do not be offended by my plea. This is only a request for your help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading this and helping with our request for healing! No words can express the power we have when we each do a little to come together.

    Regards,
    Cindy’s in-love husband – Gary
    Thank you, and please send it to the far reaches of our world.

  371. Sara – I will pray for you!
    My prayer request is for my relationship with my sister to recieve healing. She is going through some struggles and placing blame on these items of her life in my direction. While I am not blameless, I’ve struggled with showing her love and support the way that she needs it, I have felt drained and have not made many attempts to reconcile. I am not sure why this is such a struggle for me! I appreciate your prayers very much.
    Connie from California

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  376. Anonymous says:

    Hello everyone –
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    Blessings,
    Sonia, Ontario, Canada
    (If someone would like to contact me my email is baddams@rogers.com)

  377. Please pray that God would heal me and that God would heal my Long and short term memory and that God would heal my brain and my mind.

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