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Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, counselor, and life coach. Her newest release is The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You. She's also wife to Mark, Mom to Lovelle, and Nana to Eula and Clem.

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  1. My heart is broke. My boyfriend just broke up with me out of the blue. I feel like my desire to have a family and husband was just crushed. I know this isn’t true but I feel like God has just dangled a good gift in front of my eyes and decided to just pull it away with a string. I miss the guy too. I’m sad. I know God is good and He gives his children good gifts but it hurts to wait.

  2. Kaci
    I am asking God to comfort you, to heal your broken heart and to give you hope. I will pray that He gives you peace about what has happened. I am so sorry. I know that is hard.
    My prayer request is for relationships within my family/extended family. Please pray that my parents, my sister and her husband, as well as my aunt would ALL see my husband through God’s eyes. Pray that their hearts would soften towards him.
    Thank you
    Amy

  3. Kaci, Also wanted to remind you to read Jeremial 29:11. God loves you very much. If this relationship is really over, I’ll bet He is preparing the way for something even better for you!
    Keeping you in my prayers,
    Amy

  4. Kaci,
    I’m praying that God would give your family his eyes to see your husband, and also to see your love for him. I pray that they would remember that their reaction to him affects you deeply. I pray that they will be reminded that love is patient, kind, always hopes, does not judge…
    May God give you strength to be an example of love to your family and to your husband.
    Amen
    If you would pray for me…
    I need to learn to trust and obey 1st God, then my husband. I’m very doubtful and pessamistic and afraid of the unknown. I want to be in control, but I also want someone to lead me and tell me what the plan is. Thanks for “In-couraging” me.

  5. Kaci – I’m so sorry for your hurt and am praying for you.
    If you would pray for me … for a deeper relationship with God and to learn what he wants for my life.
    Thank you.

  6. Em- I pray that God would give you the power to trust him above all, but also the strength to trust you husband. I pray that your husband would feel the weight of leadership and love you while you learn to trust.
    Laura- I pray that you could experience an intimacy with God that you have never experienced before. That you would be able to commune with the Most Holy God. That he would guide you and you would trust him with that guidance.

  7. Laura: I am praying for you as you delve in deeper with God.
    Sarah: I am praying for you today, that you will be blessed beyond measure!
    I would ask for prayer in regarding to a fundraiser we are in the midst of for my ministry with the Sudanese Refugees. That God will be glorified throughout the entire process 🙂

  8. Maureen- a pleasure to pray for you and connect w/ you in this space… small world 😉 I’m praying for you, and for your ministry, at this very moment.
    I need prayer for my journey as a mom. It’s been a weekend full of 3-year-old challenges and sibling rivalry. My fuse feels short and my temper feels quick. I want to walk in love at all times with my kids, even in discipline… and I need a lot of grace to make that happen.

  9. Em-I understand needing to be in control and the need to be led-I’m praying for you.
    Amy-I’m praying you find peace in your parenting.
    I need prayer in finding the wisdom and guidance from God in making a decision that will forever change the lives of me and my children regarding their father. Pray for peace of mind and my heart what ever I choose.
    Lisa

  10. Dear Father in Heaven, I pray for Amy at this time, I pray that you will fill her with your peace that passes all understanding and that you would give her patience that she never thought she had. Fill Amy with your love Father, and let it spill over onto those precious ones around her. Help her to be consistent in her discipline as that is probably one of the hardest things to do as a parent. Give her that strength through You. Let her feel Your loving arms around her and to know that she is not alone! In Your Name…
    My prayer request is for my husband, he has been out of a job since February. I am asking that God provide the job of His choosing and in His timing and that He would give us the patience to wait. It has not been easy, we are waiting to find out if we will be able to stay in our house. Pray for me that I can be thankful for what we Do have.

  11. We need prayer for direction. We’d like to relocate for health and financial reasons. We’ve just put the home we’ve lived in for 23 years on the market. We want God’s will in this situation as well as His timing.
    I’m praying for all of you younger moms out there. I can remember what it was like to be so worn out and impatient. (we all know better than to pray for patience!).

  12. I can relate as i was abused as a child. Our dad gave us away after our mother died within three weeks after i was born. My heart aches for the abused.
    Only GOD can heal us.

  13. MaryLou, I am praying that God continue to heal your heart from all you experienced as a child. I KNOW He can. I KNOW He wants to. I KNOW He will. He did for me.
    My request is the same as last week. That God would heal my Butterfly from the effects of her TBI and give her sister and I the grace we need to deal with it in the meantime. There is so much tied to that, like my inability to work b/c she needs 24 care and supervision. But the healing, that is the important thing. God bless each of you. I will stop by again this evening and pray for the rest of the list.

  14. To have a better relationship with my mom. I’ve gone through many years of counceling and still struggle. I continue on my path of forgiveness with God. I need hope and insight. I want to love her and show her that love.

  15. Marilyn, I am praying for you that God will provide the hope and insight to restore a beautiful and loving relationship with your mom.
    My request is for my sister who has breast cancer. She faces surgery this Thursday. My prayer is that the cancer has not spread. She is a kindergarten teacher who wants to get back to work as soon as possible. Ask God to strengthen her in the days ahead.

  16. Susan – My prayers go out to your sister. Breast cancer has affected my family as well and my thoughts and blessings go to you and your sister as you travel this path.
    My request is for my family, specifically my 3 month old baby. She has a very important doctor’s appointment on Tuesday and my prayer is that she is healed. Please ask God to watch over her and allow her good health.

  17. Tricia,
    I am praying for you and your daughters. That the financial and emotional resources will be there for you with the grace you seek. I pray for Butterfly’s healing.
    My request is for me to accept God’s wisdom so that I make wise choices for my health. Thank you.

  18. Jan,
    Sometimes tuning in to God, and trusting his words and advice, even though we can’t hear them and see them per say, is hard. It really does take courage, and trust in our faith. I will keep you in my prayers so that you may be able to find your place in God’s love, and so that you can make good decision about your health – that’s a really good thing to be focused on 🙂
    My prayer request is not for me per say, but for my family, or more specifically my husband and my in-laws. My husband’s father is having a hard time with work at the moment – his position got slash at the shop he was working, and although he found another spot (mind you, 1h away from his place), they keep cancelling the shifts too. My MIL was a stay-at-home mom, and is currently not working. Nor is it easy to enter back the work force in your 50s… On top of that, his father (my husband’s grand-father) is in the hospital for a possible throat cancer. Please keep my husband and his family in your thoughts, so that they may find peace, and perhaps a little hint as to what to do next..!
    Thanks.

  19. Please pray that I am open and aware of God’s leading in my life. I am hoping to begin a career in writing and stepping out in faith, to retire early. I have been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years and I am ready to being a new, Lord willing, career. May His voice always be heard and obeyed. But most important of all may He always be glorified!!!

  20. My husband and I are really struggling financially. It might be possible that we are out on the street this winter. We both work full time but not very much is coming in. Please pray for our needs.

  21. I am in the process of making a huge career shift…which is probably just crazy considering the current economy…but I believe I am following God’s plan for me. Please just pray that I would be obedient each and every step of the way – that I would not get in front of Him or behind Him.

  22. Kris – I am praying that your career change is in the will of God. I am also praying that your eyes will remain opened to see his path for you and that He will give you the courage to follow Him in every step.
    My husband and I are ready to begin a family. We know it will happen when it is God’s will, but please pray for strength and endurance as we wait for his perfect timing.

  23. I am trying to figure out what is best for my family. I turned down two job offers because I didn’t feel they were where God wanted us to be and so now I must student teach to fulfill my teacher certification requirements. Please pray that I end up with the right school and that we can survive financially while I intern. I am also considering staying home for the rest of the year with my three year old once I complete my student teaching. Please pray that I will listen to GOD and not the rest of the world…and that I understand and hear HIS voice. Thank you!

  24. Patty…I am praying that God will provide for your every need. I know he will!!
    Kris…I am praying that God will walk hand and hand with you through this and that you will be obedient. I struggle for the wheel instead of letting Jesus drive…I am praying you let him drive the car!!
    Brittney…I am praying for you as you start your family and that God’s timing will be perfect. His timing with my kids was not what I thought it should be but 7 years later I realize it was part of a big intricate plan.

  25. Shana,
    I am praying for you to hear God’s voice and to have the courage to act immediately upon His Word. I will be surrounding you in prayer for God to show you the job He intends for you, and that while you are waiting, He provide for your family financially and emotionally. I pray that He make your path straight and the road clear.
    I am currently one day away from starting a graduate school program for speech-language pathology. Orientation to the program was last Wed-Fri, and since I have felt a bit overwhelmed, weak, and small. I can feel God is with me, however, I am still allowing the worldly things to intimidate me. Please pray that I do not doubt where God has led me, that I lean on His Strength and not my own, and that I accept and take hold of His Courage to step forward along His Path. I have worked for the past year to reenter college and meet the requirements for this program, and God has held me through it all. I do not want to loose sight of Him or His Path due to fear. Help me turn my fear into courage. Thank you so much for your prayers!! God Bless~

  26. Sisters, I join you all in praying for those carrying heavy hearts & burdens. Know that God hears us before we even say it. He loves us!
    Physical & financial challenges here. All prayers heartfully appreciated.

  27. Emily – I will be praying that you are reminded in the small things that He is leading you. Through your studies, through your classes, through the people you meet and the new and wonderful things you learn…that He is there guiding you towards that knowledge and those interactions.
    This weekend is my wedding shower, and I’m having very mixed feelings of the situation. I am very concerned with being environmentally friendly and conservative with decorations and items which can’t be reused or recycled. I have no control over this shower, and my anxiety has been terrible over whether those who hosted remained aware of those things that are morally valuable to me. Because I am unable to control external things, please pray that I am able to remain gracious despite their choices during the shower. I need all the prayer I can get over this anxiety.

  28. Interesting that I just found this today in my e-mail. I’ve been a Christian almost my whole life. As a child, I was abused just about every way there is; married at 19 desperate for love. I am now 56 and have been abandoned by my husband who has a BA and an MA in ministry. He never practiced what he preached, never heard God speak to him, so made fun of me because I did. I wrote a book about my life which has been full of ongoing, horrible trials. I feel like saying, “move over Job, you have been replaced.” I make very unique Christian jewelry, but I can’t find a place for it or my book because I’m not famous and I can’t afford an agent. God called me to a specific ministry many years ago, but never opened any doors. Where I live I am surrounded by my husband’s family who have turned their backs to me. I joined a small church but was sick for eight weeks and no one even missed me. I feel so abandoned by God, so alone, I truly feel I have come to the end of what I can endure and want to die. I know all about how satan works and what others might say about him working on me – I have studied him well. It doesn’t matter, I truly want to die. I don’t have anything left inside me. For too many years I have been told God would open a door, but none have opened. My health is bad and I can’t afford doctor bills. I am just worn out and in so much emotional, spiritual, and physical pain that I am ready to be done with this earthly life. I have been through so many horrible things, but God has never opened those doors that so many people talk about, he has abandoned this child and I can’t take any more. For all who have stories similar to mine and end up writing a book and becoming inspirational speakers surrounded by loving families and friends, there are far more people like me who never get that chance, who remain in pain, with no one surrounding them with support and love, no way to share their stories, they just wither away. I represent so many others dying away in pain, alone and feeling abandoned by God and everyone else. Don’t forget us as you repeat Romans 8:28 (which I have come to truly hate listening to), as you repeat the phrase, “God will open a door” (when – after I am dead and gone?), when you use the also worn-out phrase, “God must have something special planned for you to allow you to go through so much (God save us from so much verbal diarrhea). I know I speak on behalf of a great many other women out there because I have spoken to them – for those of us, where is God?

  29. I will also be praying for each one of my fellow sister’s in Christ. My need today is concerning our finances, something everyone seems to be concerned about these days. We just sent out twins to college, Word of Life Bible Institute in New York (we live in Florida), after much prayer by all of us, we felt God directing them to attend this school. After driving them 1,500 miles, leaving them at the school, and driving back another 1,500 miles, we still have no idea how this schooling will be paid for, how they will buy their books, how they will afford to buy winter clothes for which they have none (living in Florida this wasn’t a need) and how they will purchase what they need for daily living. BUT, my God is so much bigger than any of these concerns and we have all been given a very clear direction, and so we have taken a step of faith. We are trusting in God only to provide for their needs. Thank you all for your prayers. It is the most important thing we can do for each other!!

  30. “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” One of my favorite verses because over and over regardless of circumstances, God’s goodness shines through. I read the Psalms and cling to those verses that speak of God’s unfailing love and “His faithful love that endures forever”. I love how Spurgeon says it– “God is too wise to be mistaken, God is too good to be unkind, so when you don’t understand, when you don’t see His plan, when you can’t trace His hand trust His heart.” What a blessing to read these stories of beauty from ashes. Thank you!

  31. Hi Emily,
    I am praying that everything goes smoothly for you tomorrow and that you stand in the strength of Jesus which is so much better than our own. You have worked so hard but it is still by His grace that we are placed where he wants us and while I have been praying for you I have felt that you are exactly where He wants you to be. Praying blessings for you and all those you come in contact with. x
    For me today is annoying and uncomfortable. Lots of old habits dying hard but dying none-the-less. I’d like more clarity, peace and stillness. I am out of sorts but nothing I can pin down really!! My church (12 adults and 4 children) are all on holiday and I miss them. Pray for me however the Lord leads you. Thank you.

  32. Kthleen,
    I hope you stop back by and know that someone is praying for you. I understand from a personal viewpoint so much of what you say. But I also know, from personal experience that life on the other side of this hill you are climibing is sweet. Even in the midst of trials, there comes a moment when you just know that God is who He says and He is always there for you. I pray that you get a glimpse of that moment and have the strength to keep climing this hill. My life is by no means easy now, but God… May He bless you with His sweet presence today. May you know His limitless love. May you feel completely surrounded by Him. I will keep praying. God bless you, Kathleen.
    Emily, I don’t want to skip over you as you were jsut before me. May God encourage you and coonfirm within your heart that you are indeed following His plan for your life. And give you the strength you need to finish your studies.

  33. Tricia,
    I am providing my support and encouragement as you pray for Kathleen and Emily. I too pray that Kathleen will find the strength to continue to perservere and realize that God truly loves her, and is there with her always. I pray that she realizes she is not alone, that through her search for God, she has found love through her sisters in Christ. I pray that Emily be confirmed in her heart that she is indeed following God’s plan and in doing so find the success she seeks through her studies.
    For myself, I pray that God gives me the ability to discern the desires of his heart for me. I am homeless, alone, and living on the streets of Tallahassee. I cannot believe that this is what God intended for me. I pray that God will give me a home to live in and provide me with the means to take care of my financial needs to maintain it.
    Bennita

  34. Bennita,
    I’m praying that God provides the resources you need to find a home and maintain it. I also pray that God will show you a way to use your current situation and experience to help/advocate for others.
    My prayer need: My husband committed suicide a few weeks ago. My young sons and I need help healing. My husband did and said some very hurtful things before he took his life. Please pray that God will take away the guilt, hurt, loneliness, pain and confusion we are living with.
    Anonymous

  35. Bennita,
    I’m praying that God provides the resources you need to find a home and maintain it. I also pray that God will show you a way to use your current situation and experience to help/advocate for others.
    My prayer need: My husband committed suicide a few weeks ago. My young sons and I need help healing. My husband did and said some very hurtful things before he took his life. Please pray that God will take away the guilt, hurt, loneliness, pain and confusion we are living with.
    Anonymous

  36. dear anonymous,
    first of all i just have to acknowledge what a heart you must have to take the time and pray for bennita and offer encouragement.
    unable to fathom what you and your sons are going through.
    Father God, i am begging you to overwhelm her family with your peace. may your presence be physically felt as you bind up the wounds. meet them, each one right at the point of their need. bring people alongside them, even today, to encourage.
    i don’t feel the need to leave a prayer request now.

  37. Sheryl,
    You didn’t leave a request, but I’m thanking God for your beautiful spirit and the heartfelt prayer you offered up on behalf of the annonymous poster before you.
    I am in need of continued prayer support as I approach the due date of my second son Duncan (this coming Thursday) who was stillborn in May.

  38. Monica,
    I am new to this site but I know that you will find the courage next Thursday to get through the day, God works in mysterious ways. My own needs are to develop a closeness to God that I have been lacking for so long. I need to get beyond my past and my past mistakes, there are many, the dwelling on them draws me farther and farther away from Christ.

  39. Dear Monica, I will be praying for you as you seek to draw closer to God. We are all seeking, and the more we seek Him, the more we will find Him. This is a message that keeps on coming back to me, over and over in the past few weeks. God bless you today and in the days ahead.

  40. Father, I pray for Janet Ruth. I pray that you will bless her, her home and her family. Please put your hedge of protection around her and provide her with every opportunity to grow in her relationship with you. Amen
    Please pray for my brother and my sis in law. My sis in law tried to commit suicide yesterday. There are a lot of factors that led up to this. Loss of job, eviction, drug use.
    Thank you.

  41. Emily –
    I’m praying for you to feel God’s strength and presence as you embark on your new adventure in graduate school. He is always there holding you up, and I pray that you feel Him at all times. I’m in the middle of returning to school to finish my BSN, and there are days I wonder what I have gotten myself into, but I know that I am following God’s plan, and that He has a path for me to follow. I pray for courage for you as you follow Him.

  42. Emily,
    I will pray for God to open the way for you to really shine in graduate school; to meet wonderful friends who will help you to build a supportive, encouraging community; to have the faith to pursue what He has in store for you and how he is going to use your education for His purposes. I’m speaking from (remarkably similar) experience here–He will amaze you!
    I am on the other side of the graduate school journey, about to start a job teaching high school girls. I would appreciate prayers in putting together good lesson plans, making friends among the faculty, and most of all, that I will be the kind of mentor and role model that my students need.
    God bless you!–from another Emily

  43. Thank you for sharing. I read and heard what you said and understand where you are coming from. I pray God will hold you in the palm of His hand and give you rest and peace.

  44. I humbly ask for prayer. Lately I have been really searching out whom God wants me to be and who I need to be to my family. We moved to a new community in the last year after many struggles, and am now surrounded by a group of godly women and I feel so inadequate. I feel as though life is out of control with expectations I’m struggling to fulfill. On top of it all I miscarried last month and am trying to grieve in the midst of the chaos.

  45. Heavenly Father I lift up Sheri to you now. I pray that you will comfort her during this time of grieving and loss. I pray that she may rest in knowing that you created her, that she is unique and that her life is unique and special as she serves you. I pray she would cling to her hubby and family in this time of transition. I pray you would give her wisdom wiht her time and let her cling to Your goals for her. We are all inadequate, but you are very special and loved. I pray you can release your expectations to Him and get back to the basics.
    I posted last time about moving, being preggo, and just wanting to settle down. I have a praise that we have found a place to rent for our first year down in Fl and that has brought much peace. God is so faithful. I appreciate the prayers.

  46. i have been piqued to stay awake and drink in the stories that the wealth of women have courageuosly shared .folks this is way better than facebook trivia …cos it is kingdom building and i thank the In courage team for a fulffilng and uplifting site.ana.luv.

  47. I was not able to post my original (probably too long winded), so hopefully I will divide this in half as I want to address two serious issues…
    I appreciate the prayers for myself and others. Reading the requests and needs of so many is insightful of both the days in which we live, but also simply the difficulties of this life on earth as we march forward in time.
    My heart goes out to Bennita – I too have been homeless – just one of the many trials I have been through. For six months I was homeless by myself in Los Angeles. It was frightening even though I did pray constantly. I saw and experienced things I will never get out of my mind’s eye; I had nightmares for years after it was over; and yes I was able to use the experience after it was over to reach out to others, but at a cost. Every trial we go through comes at a cost, some much more than others.
    Bennita – I kept a journal while I was homeless which became part of the book I wrote. If you truly feel this experience will be used by God later, keep a journal and write in it every day – what happens every day, what you did, how you felt – and don’t hold back. Your raw feelings are important as they are exactly what other homeless people feel too. When I try to talk to homeless people and tell them that I understand and explain why, they will listen because they truly know I DO
    understand.
    God bless you and keep you firmly in His arms through this time of uncertainty and surely a time you would rather not have to go through.

  48. For those dealing with suicide – this is a difficult subject for sure. Two years ago I tried to commit suicide twice. Both times my husband (remember, the minister with a BA & MA?) found me and did nothing, just waited to see what would happen. Everytime I tell this story the pain still hurts that he didn’t care at all. I was not successful (duh!) (unfortunately for my husband). It is all I can think about doing now again, I want relief from this horrible life so badly. In my situation, I would not be leaving behind anyone who loves me, no spouse or
    children.
    For those who have been left behind or have someone who has tried suicide – you have to try to understand what drives the person to do this. It is different for each person, but there is such a desperation for each one – desperation to be free from something they cannot deal with any longer, something they feel they have no control over and therefore they feel so deeply trapped they see no other way out, and the reasons go on. Please understand it HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU. You could not have done anything different, no matter what you play over and over in your head. That person was going to do it and that is all there is to it. It does not mean they did not love you and the other people in their lives. This kind of desperation is very strong and also different for each person who commits or tries to commit suicide. I am no kind of counselor or expert, just one who has “been there, done that”, and trying to bring a small kind of understanding to the outside world if possible.
    I am trying very hard to get through today, sometimes it is just a moment to moment or hour to hour struggle. I have also been very sick. Along with my emotional and spiritual struggles, my health has always been up and down – my “thorn in the flesh”. Today got very bad. Between bouts I have come back to read all of your posts and to see how much women can care about one another and reach out to others that we don’t even know, except that we are sisters in Christ.
    One last note – Precious Sheri… rest in the group of women you are in. If God has you there for a reason, just soak up the wisdom around you. Never feel inadequate around His children, just unite with His them. It is like being one of Jesus’ apostles – they could have felt inadequate for sure, but they learned. No one of us is any better than any other, just saved. You have special gifts to share with the other women too, you will figure out when and how to share of yourself. It might that now is the time to just sit back and allow yourself to heal, to let the grief take it’s time and place, which it does need to do. My heart is with you as I lost several babies. You never get over it, you just look forward to being reunited with them in heaven.
    One is never inadequate around God’s children, just in good company.
    I apologize to everyone for being so longwinded – thus the writer in me.

  49. My husband is currently living in another city as we try to sell our house here. Please pray it sells quickly and at the exact right time (I know those things may not be in agreement!).
    Jessie

  50. Hi there Jessie-Nice to meet you.? 🙂
    Dear Jesus, I ask you to please surround Jessie with your huge ARM’S, right this second. I ask that she feels you there right beside her right now. I know that you know exactly who is going to buy her house; and, it is just a matter of time before someone falls in love with this house. Please encamp your angels all around Jessie, and Her husband until they are living under one roof!! We love you, Jesus. Amen, and Amen!!
    My prayer request is for people to see Jesus, in me; and, that when I step out of my comfort zone to witness-I do so with Grace, Courage, and Love.
    Thank you for your prayer’s!! Take Care Siesta’s!!

  51. I have been married for 6 years, have an almost 3 year old daughter and am almost 4 months pregnant. My marriage is struggling. I need patience to allow the time we need to make changes and grow, which I do believe is what we want, but it just isn’t happening overnight and it is stressful.

  52. Prayers for his daughter,
    I know how hard marriage can be sometimes. The ebb and flow of the relationship can sometimes be such a struggle. I am praying for your family at this time.
    I am asking for prayers for our family right now and the wisdom to find our place in our faith community.

  53. My request is for finding balance and rhythm in our lives. My 3 year old is fighting kidney cancer and I homeschool my 5 year old. Our lives look nothing like they once did. God has been SO faithful through it all and His glory continues to shine through her illness. I still struggle with doubts, occasional worries, and indecision in making our life run smoothly. My goal for this week is to find some sort of flow to our days that helps us all during this time and is glorifying to God in His plan for our lives.

  54. I praise and thank you, loving Father in heaven, for the gift of this courageous person, Serena Woods, for making her your instrument in touching the lives of people and in giving a face to your redeeming love. I pray that she may constantly and ever more deeply feel your healing embrace. I pray for this grace too for all other girls and women who had experienced and those still experiencing the evil of sexual abuse. Make us always remember that through the death and resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Your LOVE has ALREADY conquered all sin and evil. Though many times your ways are strange and unknown to us, give us faith, fill us with hope, shower us with Your love that we may surrender to your will. AMEN.

  55. I feel God leading me in a new direction in my life as far as my career goes. Given the current economic situation, I am timid to pursue any change for fear of not being able to find a job or keep a job as a new hire. I want to trust completely, but am trying to “figure it all out” on my own!
    Please pray that I will trust and obey, and that God will place me where I need to be to fulfill his plan for my life!

  56. Emily, my prayer for you is that God bestows upon you peace that you are covered in His hands and the strength to fight the feelings of being overwhelmed and intimidated with the courage and strength God’s given you. I felt the same way my first day at my ‘grown-up’ job and God, along with many prayers, were all that got me through. Remember John 14:27…cling to it 🙂
    I ask that I be remembered in prayer regarding clinging on to fears that have made me depressed (fear of losing my job, fear of not being able to pay bills, etc.) It’s a very scary position to be in 600 miles from your family and single. I know I need to give these to God but I’m human and want to be in control. I also have a very ‘scary’ meeting tomorrow morning that could cause me to lose my job and I ask for peace that I won’t fret and worry.
    Thanks in advance for your prayers! God’s blessings!

  57. Sorry Paige, I was posting on the first page of comments and…yeah. Anyway, I pray that God make His way known for you and whether this desire for a career change is of Him or you. I also pray that He gives you the strength and courage to trust and obey Him in whatever door he opens and to walk through it knowing it’s what He wants.
    God bless!

  58. Rebekah, I pray that God would give you courage and strength to give up control and trust in Him. I ask that you would feel companionship and friendship from God. I pray that He would give you a peace that passes all understanding, no matter what the outcome of your meeting. God bless you!
    I have an 11 month old baby, and have been married for 6 and a half years. For the first time in our marriage I am feeling very disconnected from my husband. We both acknowledge that there are things that we need to work on to communicate better about, but we just can’t seem to find the time. I ask for prayer for our relationship… that the Devil wouldn’t find a foothold and cause us to be grouchy with each other and build up walls between us.

  59. Paige,
    I understand that is a difficult time in your life. I pray God, that you will reveal your Son in her and show her the path you would like her to take. We know perfect love casts out all fear and no matter which direction Paige decides to go, you are with her. I praise you Jesus that you guide her and continue to do so. Grant her wisdom and discernment to know what to do. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I ask this, know if we ask anything of the Father in your name He will do it. Amen.

  60. Beth, I’m praying for you that God will put a hedge of protection around your marriage. That He would provide the time that you and your husband need to connect, communicate and keep your love for each other STRONG! Blessings to you and your desire for a great marriage.
    Please remember me as I start homeschooling 2 of our children tomorrow. This is new for them but not the first time that I have schooled one of our children. Asking for God’s peace, wisdom and grace for this school year.

  61. Beth,
    I pray that God will show you and your husband new ways to reconnect with one another. I pray that your schedules become more compatible and your time together more abundant.
    Paula,
    I pray that God will bless you and your children this school year.
    Kathleen – I’m sorry to disagree, but it has everything to do with us. The pain is not relieved, it is only transferred on. The hurt is always present. The next time you consider it your option, think of the pain that those around you will suffer. Think of them and make another choice. There are no winners in this decision. The hurt for everyone is enormous. I pray that God will heal your heart and mind and help you find a way to feel better.
    Anonymous

  62. Reese – Stepping out of our comfort zones is so hard sometimes, isn’t it? I will be praying for that for you. It is something that God calls us to do, but it seems like something so many of us struggle with.
    My prayer request is for me to find a job. I have been looking for awhile now and am growing weary of it.

  63. Meagan, I pray God’s provision for you and that he would place the perfect position in your path, and that in the meantime he would grant you endurance and patience until you find it.
    My request is for courage, I guess. My church and women’s group are going through an amazing time of spiritual growth. I’ve truly never experienced anything like it. God is moving in our community. However, ever since we prayed in our group on Wed. that we would all be bold as women of God I’ve felt incredibly attacked and beaten back. Even though I had one of the best weeks I’ve ever had, as far as (external) confirmation that I’m where I should be and doing what I should be doing, I constantly had this voice telling me I wasn’t “enough”; I’ve felt more insecure this weekend than ever before. Prayer that I would be constantly aware of God’s presence and cling to his promises would be very appreciated!

  64. Beautiful sisters,
    Thank you for exposing your hearts so we may pray for you. I am encouraged by all of you. Heart felt thank yous because now I know I am not alone. May He bless you in your walks with Him, may His will be done in your lives, may He always comfort and guide you.
    I need prayer for patience. I get mad too easily and hold in impatience till I blow. I have 3 children under 9. I love them dearly and I wish to walk in love always. Help. We are also having trouble with my son who is 8. I don’t even know where to begin. There are so many issues. Issues with me, my husband, my son, and my parents. I need His wisdom. I need council.

  65. Dear Ronda,
    I pray that you will always know in your heart, whatever state you are in- calm and cool or about to blow or cooling off – God loves you always and perfectly!
    Remember that God sees your heart and your efforts, keep trying and let God take charge. Your children will learn as they watch you keep at it.
    Isaiah 41:10 So, do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
    Cheng

  66. Dear Ronda I will pray for Gods wisdom and his council for both you and your husband, I will also pray for your three children that they will have peace with whatever is hurting them and that your family will all experience Gods peace..
    I want to say thanks to all who prayed for me and my family last time on 4 main bills..praise God we have taken care of 2 but 2 more are very urgently needing taken care of..also please pray for my daughter Veronika still who is now experiencing anger over her breakup with boyfriend.(an unsaved man)thanks everyone and Gods blessings on each of you here!!!!

  67. Shana, I am a teacher, for 21 years now, and when I am in doubt, Jesus reminds me the He himself was a teacher. I pray that God will infuse you with the wisdom that you need to not only teach the 3 rs, but to model His presence in your life.
    Patty, my God of abundance is waiting for you at every point of need, and the waster will be shamed out of your finances and your life. Hold on!

  68. Erika, I am praying for Veronika and that all is provided for the remaining 2 urgent bills and any future bills.
    Please pray for me as my daring husband and I seek the wisdom and strenght needed as we embark on more fertility treatment. We have had 2 miscarriages this past 12 months(we have one birthson now 15 and 3 beautiful adopted miracles) and my heart is worried about more loss, yet desires so much another baby. I need prayers for courage, and strength both spiritually and physically. Its so hard when your heart is quiverful and its seems that is not Gods plan for you.

  69. Erika, praising the Lord with you that He was faithful to meet your family’s needs and I am confident with you that will be the case this week as well.
    Please pray for my friend’s little girl (5 years old) named Jessica who was diagnosed with leukemia on Thursday and is already undergoing treatment. Pray for strength for the family and God’s healing power to touch little Jessica.

  70. Reese, I just prayed that God will use you SOON to share His love, mercy, and grace with someone unexpected. Be bold! 🙂
    My prayer request is for God to provide me with a close friend. I am soooo lonely. My sweet husband works all the time, and I am home with the children. My MOPS group is nice, but most of my friends seem to be too busy to get together (even when asked!). It hurts when people discuss girls’ nights out, play dates, etc. right in front of me without inviting me along. More than anything right now, I just want a close friend.

  71. Emily: I pray that God will give you the strength and courage to go forward with purpose and resolve. I pray that God will bless you with insight and that knowledge. God will bless you so that you feel good about your decisions and know that they are right.
    I pray that God will help me love those that choose to inflict hurt and that the Lord will help me to be strong and fight back when necessary, and that I will be able to forgive them for what they have done and what they continue to do.

  72. Debra, I lift you up to the Lord, asking Him to give you the courage you need to fight back when necessary and forgive as you have been forgiven. I struggle with forgiveness myself.
    I’m asking for prayers as we try to conceive. I struggle with trusting God and begging God and realizing that when it happens, it WILL be God’s miracle and He has a plan.

  73. Debra, I pray that God will give you peace in your relationships, and that you will be able to pray for those who hurt you. I pray that you can find the freedom of forgiveness that allows you to come alive in the love of Christ.
    I ask for prayers for my friend Donna who is fighting cancer. She is teaching first grade through a lot of pain, but with a beautiful outlook and reflection of God’s great love.

  74. You ladies touch my heart in so many ways. I have each of you on my heart right now and will be remembering all of you in my prayers.
    I would ask that you would pray for God’s will in the life of myself and my husband. My husband is in the military and was planning to go to medical school, but we are both feeling a pull toward the ministry field. I ask that you pray that we see God’s will in our lives and that he would provide for us in the ways that only he can. It’s going to be a journey of faith, and I ask that you pray that he gives that to us both.

  75. Courtney, I know what it’s like to be searching for direction. This morning, I simply pray that you would find freedom in the choices that God allows us to make concerning our future. Medical school, ministry–they’re not mutually exclusive options. I pray that whatever you and your husband decide, that you would pursue God in all things, above all things, that His name alone might be glorified in your lives. Rest in the knowledge of our sovereign Savior.
    My husband and I are in a similar situation, actually. Daniel’s graduating in December with a degree in mechanical engineering, and we’ve just started looking for a job. Please pray that God provides a job quickly and beyond our expectations. In the current economic climate, it’s hard not to worry.

  76. Hi Reese,
    I stand in agreement with your prayer. That the Father of our Lord Jesus grant you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in Him to share the gospel without inhibition.
    My prayer request is for the Lord’s grace to be with me and my 9 year old even as the family is breaking up. I have filed for divorce after 11 years of being in a marriage that has left nothing but hurt for me and my son. The first hearing date is on 29 Sept 09. I need His direction and strength even as I wear multiple hats of being a bread winner, homemaker, mother, tutor – all in all.

  77. Courtney, I’ve prayed for you to, first, get a glimpse of God’s will for your life, and, second, for Him to give you the courage to be obedient.
    My prayer request is that I will not be complacent in my faith anymore. I am tired of trying in my own strength to be consistent in quiet times & my prayer conversations with the Lord. I want to sell out to Him the way I did when my faith was new.

  78. Dear Anonymous, (five paragraphs above) My heart went out to you as I read your prayer request. May our Blessed Lord Jesus bring into your life those with whom He has a desire to be your close friend/s. Life has it’s times of hurt… What we do with that hurt is what is of loss or value in the progression of becoming more and more in the image and likeness of GOD. It may be that you are meant to meet and put together a group of new and very special friends… I pray that Jesus becomes your closest friend and that He will provide. I pray that those whom you have turned to will become sensitive to the hurt they are inflicting…in the meantime, 70 x’s 7…forgiveness brings freedom to your spirit.
    My prayer request is for the well-being of my entire family, in every area of life – all the days of their lives.

  79. Jessica I am praying for you today to be reignited with the passion of Christ. To have that feeling when you first met him and to experience his grace in its fullness. I pray that you will allow Christ to control you and guide you in the direction he would have you to go. Rest in his love and in knowing that he is over all and he was in control from the start. Let go and feel that relief that only comes from him. My prayer request is that I would put Christ first over everything. As a mother of 4 I let myself get busy and put housework and other things before my alone time with God. I want to be closer to him than ever before. I want to have more patience with my children and I want a peaceful spirit. I get so tired of yelling at the kids. I feel like I am failing my family. God bless each and everyone of these prayer requests. It’s plain to see we are all facing some type of battle.

  80. Dear Jessica~ I am most certainly lifting you up in prayers today as my prayer request is much the same! I am a mom of 5. How fun it would be to chat online. I am at http://growing-in-rejoicing.blogspot.com/
    I’ve also been struggling with postpartum depression, seeing hope and clinging to our Great GOd in the midst, but would appreciate prayer. And God has placed an emense blessing in our life recently and we would very much like to “give back” … just not sure about the hows and wheres. Please pray our eyes and ears would be open to God’s plan for us.
    Thank you dear Jesus for such loving women as I have found here.

  81. Jennifer, I have literally uttered these exact words (except I am a mom of 5) to a friend recently … we really have much the same prayer request
    “As a mother of 4 I let myself get busy and put housework and other things before my alone time with God. I want to be closer to him than ever before. I want to have more patience with my children and I want a peaceful spirit. I get so tired of yelling at the kids. I feel like I am failing my family”

  82. Dear Jennifer, as i read your prayer request i can feel how much you love God and your family, and i am very very sure that God sees your heart and is more than willing to bless you with the closeness you crave, and also to bless you with the patience to be a good mother. May you be still and know that He is God. My prayer request is for healing, both physically n spiritually. 6 years of chronic pain caused by a freak accident has rendered me exhausted, and now faced with having to stop schooling, i am not sure i can go on.

  83. My sister just had her first child last week. While I am rejoicing about our newest family member, I am struggling with feelings of jealousy, inadequacy, and failure. I have a 10yo son who is the light of my life but I had an extremely difficult, even traumatic labor and delivery of him that I have never recovered from. That’s why he’s an only child! My sister had a quick and easy delivery and seems to be taking to motherhood like a duck to water. I truly desire her to not have any problems but it brings up my old feelings of failure again. Thanks for your prayers. I am praying for you all.

  84. Joyce, I pray this morning for you to have relief and supernatural healing. God is holding you in His hand. He knows your pain and He will deliver you. Have faith sweet daughter of the King. You can make it. You can do ALL things, not some things, but ALL things through Christ who gives you strength. That is a promise. Stand on it. God never fails. 🙂
    Sweet Caroline, I can only imagine your confusion and pain. God puts us on different paths for reasons we can and cannot even fathom. I have a sister and our lives are very different and sometimes that causes problems. Feelings of jealousy and inadequacy and failure are not from God. It is satan trying to steal from you. You have the ability to gift other women with your understanding of difficult pregnancy and longing for something different. Allow God to use you to His glory. I prayed this morning for you to have the peace that passes understanding and joy in the gift that is the life of your son and your new neice and nephew and in the gifts and calling God has placed on you. Be blessed.
    My prayer request is for work for my husband and for a financial relief for us … a stretching of God’s financial resources like the woman with the oil. Thank you for your prayers.

  85. Shana,
    Cast your cares on Him because He cares for you. He’s led you into this program and He will get you through it.
    I am struggling with my faith. I don’t know if I’ve lost it or am losing it. Battling depression.

  86. I will be praying for Shana. May the Lord help you in your struggles. I was once there and I know how you feel. Do not give up, he never gives up on us. I request prayer for my daughter who has scoliosis. Doctors suggest surgery next year to prevent more deformity to her body. I believe that God can heal her. I trust in him to do this at the appropiate time. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

  87. My prayer request is for my husband, and myself. He has recently come to know the Lord, we have four kids, one is my 5 year old step son, which is the result of an affair. I have not had the Lord tell me to leave my husband and I would like prayer for strength in my faith, and prayer that the Holy Spirit would grab a hold of my husband and he would be a strong man of God, our other children are a 20 yr old daughter, and 13 yr old daughter and a two yr old son with Down Syndrome. Please pray that the Lord would turn our family into a trophy of his.

  88. What a beautiful idea! I will check back often to pray for all of you.
    My own requests:
    a. That my wonderful husband become a follower of Jesus
    b. That I can successfully lose the 50 pounds I know I need to lose! (I’m mortified at having just typed that out.)
    Thank you so much, lovely sisters.

  89. Emma, I pray that the Lord will wrap His arms around your husband and give him a hunger for the Word. I pray that your husband will be sweetly broken and fall to his knees with the realization that Christ is all he needs. I also pray that you will have the strength and stamina to loose the weight. Also know that many, many of us need to loose so you are not alone in being mortified!! I pray that God will comfort you along your journey to get healthy and be a good witness to your husband.
    Ashley <><

  90. My request is for someone I have wronged. What I did specifically wasn’t wrong, but how I went about it was. I really want to make it right but I have no way to contact this person. They would have to come to me. Please pray that they aren’t so offended that they don’t come back, and that when they do I will have the right words to fix the situation. Thank you so much!

  91. Ashley, I pray that you will forgive yourself and that the Lord will give you an opportunity to make amends in this situation in HIS timing. And for you to have peace and comfort in the mean time.
    I request prayer for joy unspeakable and emotional healing from a miscarriage I had back in May 2009. I have been depressed and not managing my time well, with my 3 boys and husband lately. In Christ’s love thank you very much, Candice

  92. Hello everyone, i am new here. My name is Sherry and i came onto this site to have fellowship with other women. I would like all of you to please pray for me, i am so lonely,i am 37 years old, not married no kids, i just lost my job and i feel as if all bad luck is upon me.Pray for my finances for i still have to pay the rent each month, i pray that i will remain healthy so that i will be able to work again.
    I pray for everyone here and i know that we can get through our challenges in unity.
    Sherry(The Caribbean)

  93. Hi, I am a survior of molestation as are 1 in 3 women. From 5 to 15 I was a victim but the Lord delivered me and it stopped. I accepted the forgiveness that our Lord provides to all who believe on the name of Jesus and trust in him. I did this after I realized that since the blood of Jesus was offered on the mercy seat to cover the sins of the world; and that was totally acceptable by the Father I would be putting myself above God if I refused to forgive myself and to accept his forgiveness. There is power in forgiveness. Look at Joseph and his brothers as Joseph declared What was meant for evil was intended by God and where it took me was a place that delivered all these people. That story is in Genesis. Also look at Stephen, who at the time he was being stoned for his faith said Father forgive them and Paul stood there keeping the coats of those who did the stoning. At that time his name was Saul of Tarsus. When he met Jesus his name and his mission in life were changed. He wrote a great many books of the New Testiment of the Bible. Stephen’s forgiveness released Paul to become the Apostle to the Gentiles. He spread the good news to those who the Jews did not expect to be included in the salvation of God. Read about his story in the book of Acts in the Bible. That story speaks volumes to me.
    Likewise our examples of victory, healing, forgiveness and acceptance of the salvation that comes from God by faith, by grace, as a gift have the power to change the lives of those in our spheres of influence.
    May the knowledge of these truths set you and all who read this into the position to recover yourself from the jaws of this evil. I know that our adversary, the devil, goes about as a roaring lion looking for those he can devour or take captive and that he uses every evil that comes out of the heart of unregenerated man.
    However, we who believe and trust in Jesus have the power and authority to resist the devil and watch him run from us!
    Marie, CA
    Isa 50:4-5 The Soverign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the Word that sustains the weary.

  94. I am facing minor surgery on August 27. I struggle with fear and I’m trying to surrender everything to Him. No complications to a routine is what I pray for.

  95. Emily, I will be praying for you and your journey through grad school. I am a licensed SLP and would not trade the work we get to do in our field for anything. It will be overwhelming at times, but always remember to visualize the patients that God is leading you towards in the years to come… the children or elderly people you will come in contact with and the families you will touch will make the years of study so worth it. It is truly a ministry and God will use you mightily! Have faith that He has brought you here for such a time as this and that He will be that strength you need to endure!
    Please pray for our family as we make decisions about our transition back to stateside life after years of service in overseas mission work.

  96. Emily, I pray that you will be strong and courageous, just like God called Joshua to be. He has brought you this far for a reason – don’t give up now!!
    I ask for prayers for my children as they begin school, and for me as I begin a new role at work. Pray for my husband and his next Big Project, and the health of my parents. (Yes, there’s a lot of stuff happening at my house these days!) Blessings, Beth

  97. Beth,
    I will carry your prayers with me this week. I pray you feel the Father’s peace in your heart with life swirling all around you. Always remember He walks with you through it all.
    I am in need of prayers for my son who is a sophomore in college and needs prayer support to make good choices, find Godly friends, and persevere in his studies. A mother never stops being one no matter how old they are.

  98. Marie, thank you for sharing your inspirational story about how God has healed and delivered you. May it uplift and encourage all those affected by sexual abuse.
    Beth, I am praying for you and your son. Heavenly Father, may you grant Beth Your peace which surpasses all understanding as her son deals with the various trials and challenges of college. May you grant him your wisdom and understanding and strengthen him to walk the path that You have chosen for him.
    I am in need of prayer for the greatest desire of my heart other than loving and serving the Lord, which is to have a husband. I am 36 years old and have never been married. I am faithfully waiting for a man after God’s heart. Thank you in advance for your prayers.

  99. Dear Beth,
    Prayed for your son that he will sense God’s presence with him always, so that he will be comforted when he is feeling low, guided in his conscious and all other choices. I pray that he may be motivated in his studies and know a greater purpose so that the routine and mundane does not become a heavy burden. I pray for peace for you and that you wlll get a glimpse of God’s Hand on your child, His child.
    I would like prayers for my son. We are sad that he seems miserable in his relationship with his girlfriend who appears to be very possessive and insecure. He being a young teen and this is his 1st girlfriend seem reluctant to talk much about it. There are indications that the girl wants to be more physically intimate than he is willing. Please pray for discernment and courage to do the right thing. Pray for a deeper relationship with God. For us, please pray for wisdom to guide him.
    Thank you!!!!

  100. Emily, I am praying for you to receive the encouragement you need from God and that He will help you turn away from the negative things that are intimidating.
    Please pray that I will be an encouragement to the people I come in contact with and that God’s love will be shown to them.

  101. Dear Bennita,
    My heart and prayers go out to you and your sons. May the Lord of peace grant you peace that passes all human understanding. I pray that God will send his people to surround you and walk alongside with you as you carry on your journey. May you experience His love in all aspects of your life. Jehovah Jireh, He will be your Provider!
    “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you…” John 14:27
    HC

  102. Dear Patsygail,
    I am encouraged by your prayer request. I pray that God will make you a channel of blessing to the people around you. I prayed also that you will be blessed and know His blesssings.
    Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jer 33:3

  103. Dear HC, you did not leave a prayer request but I pray the Lord’s love surrounds you… and that He fills you with the joy and peace only He can give! I pray that your heart always knows the kind of peace that comes from Him alone.
    Please pray for me as I’ve been struggling so much with anxiety. I am going to be in a dear friend’s wedding in a few weeks and at the moment have no idea how I’m going to be a part of all the festivities. Please pray for me, that God would show Himself stronger than even my most debilitating moments of anxiety and depression. Always remind of the Cross, dear Jesus. He is able!

  104. Dear SL,
    Many blessings on your sweet and anxious heart. I too experienced a period of severe anxiety this year and was nearly crippled by it for 2 months in the spring. I know without a doubt it would have lasted longer had I not shared with several praying friends and my husband the anxiety I was experiencing. It is a privilege to pray for you. Satan wants to steal your joy and the pleasure of being in your dear friends wedding, don’t let him, he can’t have it!
    Please join me in praying for the salvation of my brother Michael, he is my only sibling and I can’t imagine not sharing eternity with him.

  105. Emily, I pray for your continued courage as you follow this path. What a great calling. You will help so many people. I pray you stay focused on the goal and that you feel God close to you.
    I as for prayer, not for myself,but for my dear friend, whose mother passed away this morning. He is the leader of our family group. He is my husbands best friend. His name is John and his family is grieving. John’s mother was a Christian, so we have that comfort knowing she is in heaven.
    Thank you.

  106. Dear Sisters,
    I pray for each of you, that Christ may deliver to you just exactly the right situation, the right word, the right look, the right opportunity. He loves you so much, and beyond all else, He needs your faith. Lean on our precious Papa, who will sing to you sweetly and deliver you out of trouble and into peace.
    Love,
    Emma

  107. It is an honor to be able to pray for each of you… May God direct you and comfort you and be your strength.
    My prayer is for myself and my family. I am suffering from deep depression, as well as anxiety that has gotten so severe my body is reacting with tremors. I am working with a doctor and therapist, but the old scars run deep and healing will take some time. I need God’s comfort and forgiveness and healing.
    We are giving up our house as we can no longer afford it due to our family situation. In the next few weeks I must figure out where to go and if to take my husband with us. Now that I have had enough, he seems ready to start trying again. This is the second time we have been down this road, and it was very temporary the first time.
    I pray that I can honor God with my decisions and have the clarity to hear God’s voice above all the other thoughts that constantly race through my head.

  108. Kristi, His forgiveness is yours. As is His comfort and healing, just for the asking. Ask every minute if you have to. Don’t just lean on Him, lay on Him, He is able!

  109. Dear Kristi,
    Prayed for you and family. I cannot honestly say I know what you are going through. I know though that God knows and loves you perfectly and totally. I pray that you will sense His love. “But He knows the way that I take, when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold” Job 23:10
    HC

  110. Where do I begin…Please pray for me and my family. In life we have so many opportunities to share ourselves with others and I am a giving and loving person who only wants peace and happiness. I want my house to be an open door for all who enter and no judgements made. Conflicts and differences have driven my kids and grandkids away. I patiently wait, knowing that they love me and that this too shall pass, but the pain of their lovely faces and voices and hugs and kisses and just sitting together has been a real void this summer. Changes have taken place in our family due to many circumstances. I thank God for lessons, so that I might learn. I praise God for trials so that I might come closer to him. I worship God for loving resolutions, so that I will become a teacher for someone that has a similiar issue….He is preparing me for this, I know. God is good, but right now, I need some prayer for support for restoration of my family and my marriage. My husband has been unfaithful and left me with a sexually transmitted disease. I am not the first woman that this has happened to but certainly it is the first time this has happened to me. My heart is broken. We are trying to resolve it and move forward, but shadows from the past won’t leave. Pray for me, pray for my spouse and the salvation of God to sweep over all in my family that do not know him. If He came tomorrow, would you ticket get punched? Mine would and I want the world to know that He is a good God, and bad things happen to good people, even me. Thank you in advance for your prayers and this site. It is an answered prayer.

  111. Please pray for my son who is in jail and may be facing deportation. He has been here since he was 3 years old and he is now 23 years. He is saved but got caught up with the wrong crowd and marajuana. he has been locked up for 5 months and it is breaking my heart. I am an Evangelist and I have been interceding for him. i know that many people have different views on immigration, but this is my son and he is a good young man. It’s funny how they were raised in church and even one of the men over the young people and he allowed the enemy to come in and decieve him to hinder his purpose in God. He loves God and he was going through his finding God for himself and not through me. This is a huge test, one that I won’t ever want a parent to go through. Thank you for your prayers…His name is Greg.

  112. Please pray for my 16yr old daughter to bring God into her heart. I am Catholic and come from a very faith strong family. My daughter wants to be able to choose which faith she will follow. I never saw this coming I just thought she would follow into our family faith and become a Catholic and get confirmed this year. She has been baptized and made her 1st Communion in the Catholic Church but now at age 16 she is saying No to going to church on Sunday and just thinks she can do it her way and not really let God into her heart! Please pray for her to feel God’s love and want to go to God’s house of worship on Sunday’s again.
    Thank you for your prayers…God Bless =)

  113. Hi my name is Terri Maxwell and I really need your prayers. I need back surgery bad and they won’t do it around where I live. I was told to see about going to Dayton Ohio and my doctor send my papers and I found out that Dayton don’t take my insurance that I would have to go to Dallas Texas and I would have to come up with 9,500.00 before I could get the surgery, because my insurance is out of network. So now we are lost we dont’ know what to do because we can’t come up with 95.00 let alone 9,500.00. The doc that read my MRI’s that were send said I need the surgery bad and soon. I know God has somethin in store but don’t know when or what I do know that livin with this pain is awful and I am about ready to give up. Thanks for your prayers, teemax45

  114. Terri, I’m praying for you! I pray that God surround you with His comforting arms, that He provide for you, and that He shine light upon your path during this time. I pray that He provide encouragement and hope during this time, and relief from the pain. That God carries you through this time and provides the means for you to receive the medical care you need.
    I need your prayers as I’m currently experiencing a tremendous amount of doubt. I have just started grad school, and the intensity and pace have left me feeling incapable. Today was a nightmare of a day, and when combined with the past week, I have found myself questioning if I truly see myself doing this. I have closely followed God’s path for the past year and a half to reach this point, and I do not want to stray if God desires for me to stay. I’m just so tired, exhausted, and have zero self-confidence right now. Please pray that God provide me the courage and strength to do this if this truly is His Will, as right now I’m completely discouraged. I need Him to fix my sight upon His path and His only. I realize that what God calls us to will not necessarily be easy; I just never expected what I’m currently facing – the trials just seem endless. Thank you so much for your prayers and support! In Christ~

  115. Dear Emily,
    Just prayed for you. Hang in there, pour your heart out to God. Grad school can be very draining, it is normal those feelings that you have. Just keep praying. The tough times will come to pass even though at this moment it all seems to just swallow you up. It will not. You will soar again.

  116. Hi Evan,
    Just prayed for your son Greg. May he have an affirming, life changing encounter with God. May you also be comforted and strengthened.

  117. Dear M,
    Prayed for you. May you know with all certainty that God is your companion always. May you continue to be a blessing and your family be aware. May healing and salvation come to your house. As you wait, may you find comfort and strength in our loving God.

  118. Please pray for me. I’ve been dealing with hyperthyroid for the past few months and I’m so glad to be finally diagnosed and I now am waiting for the treatment. The anxiety and all that goes along with this crazy thyroid is wearing on me and my family. I have less patience and a quicker temper than I would like (my kids would agree). Please pray that the peace of the Lord continue to gte me through this rough patch. Thank you so much!

  119. Oh, Monica…I am praying for rest for you…allow yourself to just crawl up in God’s arms, as a little child and take a deep sigh and ask Him to just hold you…He will never forsake us or let go of us!!
    Please pray for me as I have moved (just this weekend!) to a new town, start a new job tomorrow, only know 2 people. I haven’t even been to my place of employment yet as I trained for 2 weeks in a town 120 miles away. My former husband and I worked together for the last 10 yrs, so I am scared of failure. As I read all the above prayer requests, my heart has been lightened by praying for another and taking the focus off me…we are stronger as many than as one..”where 2 or more are gathered”

  120. Yvonne,
    I am praying for you! Know that many are surrounding you with their thoughts and prayers as you step out on this journey. Step forward in courage, and know that God is there to guide and lead you. I wanted to share a verse with you that I have found great hope and comfort in recently – Mark 5:36 – “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” New beginnings are always difficult, but know that God has wonderful plans for you in what is to come 🙂
    I also just wanted to post and thank everyone who has been praying over my recent posts. I so gratefully appreciate your comforting words and your powerful prayers. I can feel the presence of your prayers. Thank you and God Bless~

  121. Please pray that God would protect me and my family from all evil and use my husband and my self in His ministry. We work in non-christian organisations , please pray that we would be strong witnesses of Christ always. We have a little daughter, please pray that God would remove her difficulties in studies. We wish to do something for His ministry, please pray that God would show us the way and give us the boldness.

  122. Annie, what I pray for you is also for myself, that God will show us His will and that we will be patient as we wait for His timing (I will rest in the Lord and wait for Him to act. Psalm 37:7).
    I feel like I am at a crossroads in life and feel that God wants to use me more in some ministry, but I stay so busy with work that I don’t have time to fit anything else in my schedule. I am considering leaving my job. With the economy the way it is I should be thankful that I do have a job when so many people don’t and yet I have a job that I don’t want anymore. Even though I’ve been with the same company for many, many years. I am looking for gjuidance and assurance for the direction my life should take.

  123. I was deeply disappointed by the Christians in my home church during a very difficult time in my life. Although I have continued my walk with God, I don’t go to church on a regular basis. The reaction I got at my home church during this difficult period was not loving or compassionate. I have found another church where I go for services enjoying the words and just being there. I am afraid to trust Christians again, so I stay in the background. One step forward though is that I’ve registered for a seminar they are offering on The Future of Faith. I know God is with me because I see Him work in my life. It’s the way some Christians come across when someone is deeply struggling that keeps me away.

  124. Father, in Jesus name I pray that people will see Jesus in Reese, and that you will give her courage, grace and love as she steps out of her comfort zone in obedience to witness. I know your Presence will surround her and your Peace will permeate every cell of her being and she will bring such joy to your heart.
    My adult son injured his right hand. Would you pray with me that Jesus, our Healer, will heal and restore it. Would you pray that Charles will love Jesus with all his heart, soul and mind. Thank you so much. Blessings to each one.

  125. Dear Jesus, I’m sorry that I’m not good at praying, But I ask you to give me the words to pray for this boy who hurt his hand and that you will heal it. I also pray that he will love you with everything he’s got.
    I really need alot of prayer at this time. I have been going through major depression, I’m taking Med. I’m seeing a christian therapist, but the past few months I have become worse. I have a 17 year old daughter who has not been making the right choices, I have been so lost and I don’t know how to get back. a long time ago when I was a kid I had the closest relationship with God. He was my best friend. Then something real bad happened to me that I had no control over by a family member. He got me pregant. I ran away when my mom found me she and her ex-husband punished me terribly. my mom made me get an abortion which I did not believe in. when the church I belonged to found out made me face all the high priesthood and told me that because of what I did God will never forgive me or love me again and I was excommuticated. I believed them and I felt my heartwas broken in many pieces. My life before that was very bad, but I knew I had God on my side, but not anymore. I haven’t been able to move forward. I still have alot of problems I keep seeking for my moms love and exceptence. I feel lost and empty. I feel its my fault that my daughter is making bad choices plus my mom reminds me of that all the time. I have no hope, I get scared of my thoughts of not wanting to live anymore. I feel thats the only way my pain will go away. Luckly my theripist works real hard with me. If it wasn’t for her prayers I wouldn’t be here today. I’m sorry for making this so long, I could keep going but I would probably run out of space. So I ask for anyone who wants to pray for me and my daughter Amber I would be very greatful. Thank you very much for allowing me to make this request. Its not very often I would ask. May God bless you all.

  126. Please pray for me…I found out in March that my husband was having an affair. I kicked him out of our house. He is living with his parents right now. I guess we are considered separated. I still care deeply and do not want to get a divorce. He has told me he can not get over the feelings he has for the other woman. He goes back and forth as far as what he wants to do. He told me last week that he does have some hope for our marriage, but is not 100% sure. I feel so alone! Our 16th year anniversary was 2 days ago and we didn’t even talk that day. I pray every night that he will find peace and come back to our family.

  127. I am a mess. Scared, frustrated, overwhelmed and exasperated. I was married 22, divorced at 24. I havent been single for 6 years and I’m scared of my “lifestyle” since then…I want my purity back.
    I love to help people, but I feel so broken, how can God use me? A good friend had a four day binge on drugs and it kills me to see him. My heart breaks for him. He has a 4-year old daughter…sees her every other week.
    *anyway*
    Prayer is amazing, changes everything. I know God is going to do something amazing in my life and work through His Mercy, Grace, Forgiveness, Redemption…all that GOOD stuff! 🙂
    I just wish I could hit the “reset” button.
    How can I help my friend? *We have a history (as in …… is there such thing as a three-night stand?…)
    *sigh* I need things to get better.

  128. I have been feeling very light headed and out of balance, I have had blood tests done and they have come back all ok. I had a cardiograph done and that was fine so the doctor hasn’t been able to find what is wrong. I know Jesus can heal me so please can I have prayer
    Many thanks and God Bless you all

  129. I let go of past drama’s and ask that Jim open his heart and communicate with me again. I am deeply sorry for embarrassing you on purpose and coming from my ego. I am wise now and understand the past is the past, so come from the heart now. Be still and don’t put negative energy into the enterprise. Stay calm and observe, don’t judge, that’s for god to do or not.

  130. Hello Joyce, I am praying that GOD will reveal what is causing your condition and heal you as well. May Jehovah Rophi (the God who heals) touch and deliver you!
    Donna, you have taken a step in the right direction and I pray that the peace that passes all understanding will be yours.

    My prayer request is for my marraige. I am a very sexual woman but somewhere in our 23 year relationship I have become unattracted to my husband in that way, I dont like him to touch me and making love is more of a burden than pleasure and it is really taken a major toll on my marriaige. I need that spark back and I dont know how to get it .