Denise J. Hughes
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Denise is a lover of words and the Word. She's the author of #DeeperWaters and the Bible study series #WordWriters.

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  1. We have gotten ourselves into a pickle financially. Please pray God would give us direction on what decisions we need to make. I can come up with numerous things we can do but I want God’s perfect will in what is HIs choice for us.

    • Cindy,
      Prayers for a discerning heart to know His great love for you and your family and also His will for you all! May He shower you with financial blessings and wisdom to make the right choices!
      Blessings 🙂

    • Cindy, I pray that God would fill you with His Wisdom and guidance during these decision making moments. I completely understand.

    • Cindy, praying for wisdom as you make tough decisions. We all need to be wiser in our finances, including us! May we heed God’s word on this.

    • Cindy, I’m praying for you are given the direction you need to be in God’s perfect will for your finances. Peace and Love to you!

  2. Women,
    I have been praying for a number of you since last month’s post! I pray God will bring healing & peace to everyone. Prayers for healing of mind, body and soul-with blessings of peace, grace, finances!! May you feel His love surrounding you during this Advent season!

    • Beth,
      I just love you…you are such an awesome prayer warrior!!
      May you be richly blessed…you are such a blessing to others!
      Bev xx

    • Beth,

      That’s so sweet and thoughtful of you. I pray that you and your family will be blessed with peace, comfort, and joy this season.

      Blessings and love to you,


    • Steph,
      May God give you the strength and patience you so desire! I pray He showers you with knowledge to be the best loving mother and wife you can be!!
      Blessings 🙂

  3. Cindy,I am praying for you now. I trust God will take care of you like he does the sparrows. We need a complete spiritual overhaul in every aspect of our lives. I am trusting in the Lord. Please pray for us!

    • Sue,
      I pray God puts His gentle hand on you for the overhaul we all need to understand all He has for each one of us. May He make Himself very real to you today especially. May He heal the hurts that keep you from seeing the real Him.

  4. My Dad’s cancer has spread to a point where he truly has a finite amount of time here with us. Pls. pray that over the next few weeks I can help provide comfort, love, peace and encouragement for both him and my Mom. Also pls. pray for my brother and his family…that their struggles and challenges be prayed over and God’s love poured out on them during this rough time.

    • Praying for you and your family in your time of need. May God cover you with peace and love and healing as you experience the battle of cancer with your father. I pray that your brother and his family be filled with the love of God during this rough time too. May God give you and your family comfort and strength for the days and months ahead.

      • Thank you so very much!! Means a lot to me and my family. God’s strength and grace are what really get us through every day… 🙂

    • Deirdre,

      My prayers are with you and family as you deal with your dad’s health. I pray you all are blessed with peace, comfort and strength.


      • Dear Penny ~
        Thanks so much for these words and your prayers. Means so much!!! 🙂

    • Deidre,
      Prayers for you and your family! May God give you the strength to help with comfort, love, peace and encouragement!! I pray for peace and contentment for you mom also!!
      May God provide showers of blessings for your brother and his family! I pray He sends healing of mind, body and soul and comfort during this trying time!!

      Blessings 🙂

      • Thanks Beth!! Truly appreciate your thoughts, prayers and well-wishes! It’s only through God’s grace, guidance and love that we make it through every day. Pray you and your’s are blessed!! 🙂

  5. Please pray for my husband and for my marriage. He does not believe in God and our we would be so much more connected if we would pray together. Thank you!

    • Prayers for your husband’s eyes to be opened to God’s amazing grace and love being said. And, also for continued love and patience for you as he wrestles with coming to know God. Amen.

    • For 13 years I waited for my husband to believe. And on the day he gave His heart to God I couldn’t believe my prayers had been answered. Pray alone and pray in agreement with God’s Word, that a wife can win her husband over for the Lord simply by loving and leading a holy life. I will pray right alongside you! Love him as he is now – because God sure does!

        • I know it is hard not to judge him. I was also jealous of the other women at church who had their husbands sitting with them. My bitterness almost got the best of me. That’s when I decided to pray more and just love on him!

          • Thanks for your prayers. I feel more sad and depressed about it than bitterness, though. It causes a lot of differences between us. There is a lot going well between us but I do have enough to work on to get to the point of trusting God’s timing

    • Joan,
      Prayers for God to do a heart change in your husband. May He open his eyes to see the great love God has for him!! I pray God saves this marriage and allows you to shower your husband with God’s love and kindness!!
      Blessings 🙂

  6. Bev
    May my light shine in contrast to the darkness…beautiful imagery! I have a couple requests: Prayers for my daughter who is still single while most of her friends are engaged, married, or having children. I ask for prayers for my prodigal son. And I ask for prayers for safety for Redeemer Christian School in Pakistan and that the children will grow in the light and love of Christ. Thank you…

    • May God continue to strengthen your faith and bring you comfort as a Mum, may his blessings rain down on your children and those in Pakistan.

    • Bev,,

      I’m still praying for you and your children, all of them.
      I pray that the one suited for your daughter will come along at the right time.
      I pray that your son will find comfort in the Lord. And I pray for peace and safety for all of those little children that you are advocating for.
      And I pray that you find peace to help you ease your worries of those closest to your heart.

      Love & Blessings to you and your family


      • Penny,
        Thank you so much for your earnest and continual prayer!!
        Love and blessings back to you and yours,
        Bev xx

    • Bev,
      Been praying for you son! I pray God will open his eyes and give him a heart change!!
      May God bring a wonderful Godly man for your daughter!! I pray she finds the right man and has a wonderful life with him! It took me a while to find-nay receive the right man from God!!
      Blessings 🙂

  7. I pray that Cindy’s financial pickle will be used in God’s salad buffet…mixed well and served soon!!! (God’s got you Cindy!!)

    My prayer is for my sister Carol who has Parkinson’s Disease…steady her hands, calm her mind and give us her caregivers everything we need to provide for her comfort.

    • Glenda,
      Praying for your sister with Parkinson’s disease. I ask for God’s calming and steadying presence to be upon her…to give her respite from the symptoms. I ask for prayers for Glenda and her family – for patience and strength as they care for their beloved sister. Bring people into their lives who will allow them to take a break every now and then so that they can be better caregivers…I ask all these things in Jesus’ name…xx

    • Glenda J,
      Prayers for strength and patience for everyone to endure this trial! May God give the doctors wisdom to know which meds to give her!! I pray for healing of her mind, body and soul! Please provide assistance for the family-people to come in and help out giving family respite from the care!

      Blessings 🙂

  8. I am leasing a house that was awarded to my daughter in a divorce in 2015. She does have to have the house out of his name by February 2016 or the house will have to be sold. Things have turned a bit aggressive.

    I have tried getting the house financed in my name, but have not been successful. I’ve been paying the note for 18 months now. When my daughters husband bought the house, he failed to have taxes and insurance placed in the note. And he was behind a note before I moved in. Needless to say, there is a financial mess. I have been looking for a place in the event this house is repossessed, and I am horrified at the amount for rent. Please pray with me for a financial miracle. Prior to the divorce, they as a couple, pledged to do whatever it took for me to have the house because they felt that was what God wanted. Her ex is now denying that he said such, and has even gone to the extent of saying that me moving in was the worst mistake he had made. My heart hurts over the words and is anxious over the situation. I have actually brought his property value up.

    Prayers much appreciated. I know Godbis bigger than my situation over a house and I know He is able to do much more than I ever imagined possible. I have had the house prayed over and I have claimed Isaiah 58:11-12 over it. I have watched this verse come to life as my children have began the reconciliation process in their brother/sister relationships. And this thanksgiving was the first time in 11 years my children and I have all been together as a family. So I know God is working. And I know He isn’t finished.

    Thank you for considering to join me in prayer.

    • Cindy,
      I am praying God’s gracious miracle in this situation. I am also praying for your ex son-in-law that God would soften his heart to Himself. May God bless your walk with Him and provide the financial means to meet your need.

    • Cindy,
      Prayers for a huge financial blessing on you and your family!! May God bring about a change of heart in the family and help you all to get along and enjoy each other! I pray you get to stay in the house and it can be yours in the end! May God shower blessings of peace, grace and contentment on everyone!

  9. Cindy, may the Lord bring you the wisdom and understanding to your hearts to know His will. Beth, May He continue to strengthen you in Prayer. Steph, may His gentleness fill your heart always. Sue, may Jesus refresh your souls with His Living Water. Deirdra, may His peace be with you and your family in these difficult times, that you feel His presence in these places. Joan, may your husband see the love and light of Christ so he may drawn with loving kindness to the Father. Bev, I pray that the school continues to be a beacon of Christ’s love, that your daughter and son come to know His will in this singleness and HIs love that beckons. Glenda, may His love and comfort walk with your sister and you and your family. Lord, please lift each them up into your loving arms, filling them with Your goodness and hope.
    Please pray for those who abused me, that He send the right people into their lives to help them. Please pray that the Lord continues to deal with me gently in this long season of loneliness, that He continues to heal me from sadness, anger, and bitterness after being abused so that it can all be laid to rest.
    May the peace of Christ be with each of you 🙂

  10. I read all the comments this morning and have prayed for all of you. God is faithful and he hears, sees and answers our prayers. God bless each one of you. I made a decision to “choose joy” each day no matter what is going on. This has made a tremendous difference in my daily life. When I get overwhelmed, stressed out or worried, I remind myself that my Heavenly Father is in control and he has me in the palm of his hands.

    My prayer request is for healing of my legs and feet. I am in tremendous psin these past few days. I had surgery that did not go well on my left foot, needed it on my right but after all the issues, I refused to have the right foot operated on. I now have to use a walker or crutches to walk. I walk differently because of the pain and it has caused knee issues. Yesterday I could hardly move and today I am some better. In spite of the pain, I still choose joy and praise his holy name.

    Be encouraged, don’t give up. Our answers to our prayers are coming. God bless you all.

    • Kathy,
      Prayers for healing of the pain!! May God give you more pain free or lessen days!!
      Please send healing and comfort to Kathy! Lessen or heal the pain so she can walk. Give her the encouragement she desperately needs!
      AMEN! 🙂

  11. My struggle is the place between being a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and friend. 21APRIL my oldest child~my only son CJ died in a motorcycle accident~while my personal grief is overwhelming without notice~each member has and is looking to me for the love, encouragement and support they need. I know God has me close~He was ever-present always, in a huge way just before CJ died~ has not left. As the holidays approach so does the numbness within me where my son is no longer. My struggle is deep, and very misunderstood~I find myself in a place of really not even knowing what to ask for in prayer. My son leaves so many ~he was always larger than life in everything he did.He leaves a widow and 5 children~sister and her 4 children~grandparents…sigh Thank you for this outlet and reminder how God has given us this gift of prayer~ and each other.

    Miss Kathy, I am praying that through your healing you feel Jesus holding your heart, keeping you close~providing you comfort. Father I pray You work Your ways on our sweet sisters body~move throughout her heart and soul, touch her where she is tired and needs heeling. Abba, we know You love us more than we could possibly understand so we pray for healing ~comfort and peace in knowing You have written the end of this chapter in Miss Kathys life and it is good. May You give great healing to us hear and now we pray in sweet Jesus name with expectation….we love you Father~ Amen

    • Paula,

      I’m so sorry for what you are going through with the loss of your son. My prayer for you is that the Lord comforts you and your family and that you will find peace.

      Love & Blessings to you all,


      • Miss Penny, I thank you~ we thank you, may God bless you and keep you this holiday season~and ever more… 🙂

    • Paula, dear sister – I was 38 and my daughter was 12 when my first husband died. I’m a grandmom now, so it’s been a few years. I miss him every day.

      When others have suffered great loss, I resist giving advice or sharing “wisdom” because it’s different for everyone. But I do one thing for sure: grief is totally unpredictable…”Overwhelming without notice” describes it SO accurately.

      I’d like to send you a link to an essay on my church’s website, but I don’t think this “comment” section is the right place to do it. If you are interested, please contact me at

      I know that Jesus is holding you in the palm of His hand. But don’t do the Holidays alone… lean on those of us who have been there.

      Love and blessings to you and all of yours…xoxox

      • Thank you for the wonderful wise words you shared. While sharing your understanding is an instant comfort-I would never choose to have someone on this journey with me. I did email you-I thank you for sharing, your heart~your journey~ your love~

        Love back at yah! 😉 Paula

    • Paula,
      Prayers for God to send peace to your mind, body and soul! May He comfort you as the holidays approach! This time of year can be so hard for so many!! You need to take time for yourself! Everyone grieves differently!! Know that God has you in the palm of His hand and is with each and everyone of you as you grieve!! May God be there as each one grieves the loss of a beloved son, grandson, husband, and father.

      • So beautiful Miss Beth! From my heart I thank you for your ‘incouragement’~I smiled, and just love the hugs! So thankful for the beautiful people God places in our lives when we need them most, Love!

    • Kimberly,

      I pray the Lord will give to you Grace and the wisdom to find the answer by trusting in Him.

      Blessings to you,


  12. Kathy, I pray for your health & healing. As you focus on being joyful, may the Holy Spirit journey with you and give you strength. As you stand in your faith, may Jesus take your pain, and as you walk in His light, may you be healed from all the enemy is trying to do to give you hurt, doubt, disbelief. You are brave, and strong, and powerful. God is with you each step of this trial. Have faith and continue to lift up your heart, mind & spirit. I pray for positive energy, a painfree body, answers to your prayer(s). May you be surrounded by angels of light. May you be protected from further injury. May you be restored in all areas of weakness. I see you standing, walking, running, jumping, playing with joy for the Lord. May He bless you & keep you all the days to come. Your sister in Christ, Sarah

  13. Lord you said a cattle on a thousand hills are yours and not a cow. You alone know how many you have on a single hill for all were created you and through you, please sell the cattle on one for each of those struggling and being gloated upon by others in your Holy name I ask. Amen.
    I ask for protection for all of us and that you anoint my borders for peace. Amen.

  14. I’ve been a believer all my life but I’ve never been in a fight like I am in now. I find myself questioning everything in my life wondering if God is really there. I know he is but I’ve been in this so long I have no fight hope or faith left.

    • You may feel surrounded by darkness and have little or no faith that you can feel, that is when God will carry you, hold you, and fight for you. He has not changed! His love is there with you right now. I know He will see you through. BELIEVE, HOPE, TRUST!

    • Charmaine,

      May God bring light into your darkness! It may be hard, but pray fervently that the devil leave you and your house alone! God is always there loving & caring for you! God is in control of this great big world and He has you in His palm! Zephaniah 3:17 “The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”
      Blessings 🙂

  15. I have seen and felt God near and using me this past week. Pray that I will continue to listen and obey willingly, joyfully, as I travel with my husband this week in the semi. Please pray for our health, and for him to stop smoking. Also for my friend Betty dealing with grief and for others who have financial needs I cannot help with. Housing for my daughter and family as the place they are living is being sold. Thank you for this site and the encouraging words. I pray that as Charmaine walks through this time of testing that her faith may be strengthened.

  16. I am praying for everyone everywhere. I pray for God’s absolute presence in each life, for guidance to those we need to hold us and help us, and for our openness to accept that help. I need prayers for my husband who just returned home from the hospital for the third time. He is battling idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He needs strength to get through each day. Please pray that my tender nerves can again deal with the constant deep, loud coughing. I suffer from chronic and acute pain issues from orthopedic complications and need prayers for strength to do what needs to be done as we walk this difficult road together. As Denise said above, I pray for God’s light–literally for the sun to shine each day as this can always make me smile and helps me to look forward to a brighter day here and in eternity.

    • Susan
      My prayers are with you and your husband for peace, comfort and strength to overcome this.


  17. I pray please for my friend Polan. She is experiencing financial troubles. She is also filled with worry and stress about her financial problems. I pray please Lord that you take these problems away from Polan if it is your will, and please help her to be filled with your peace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

  18. There’s a friend I am deeply concerned about. I appreciate any prayers for his well being.



  19. Father, I pray for Cindy and her family; and I ask that you grant her supernatural wisdom from Your Holy Spirit so that they may recover financially from past mistakes. Help them not to be hard on themselves; but to see this as a growing experience in Jesus’ Name. Amen
    My prayer request is similar. I’m a disabled student whose only income for the past several years has been Social Security. I’ve had difficulty finding employment. My Social Security was just cut off for all the wrong reasons. Please, pray for me as I fight the system. Be blessed.

  20. Please pray for peace and wisdom in our decision making of finding a new church in our town. It’s such a crucial decision and we need wisdom. Thank you.

    • We just went through the same process Angie. We’d been at the same church for many years but our lives turned upside down and God led us to a new place. It took a while to feel settled but God has been faithful. I was praying the scripture in Colossians 1:9 NIV that God would fill my husband and I with the “knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Holy Spirit gives.” I am praying the same for you today

      • Thank you so much Paula! It’s such an emotional process. I’m going to pray on this scripture as well. God bless your day!

  21. I need a physical healing and a solid immune system. Every holiday recently Ive been sick and we travel five hours to our family. Right now I have a terrible cold keeping me awake at night and barely functioning in day. Please pray I will be strengthened and protected in my body.

  22. Please pray that I continue to show the love of Jesus with an open and outpouring heart as my new husband and I look to blend our families. We have 6 children and will all be moving into one house together. Please pray that my light shines as the woman of the home and I graciously shower them with love, acceptance, patience and guidance. Thank you! Kelley

    • Kelley,

      I hope and pray that your request is answered and that all goes well as you become one family together.

      Blessings to you all this season,


    • Kelley,
      You are already on your way to that point. I pray for Godly patience, and tolerance as you merge two families! May God bless this union and bring peace and contentment to this family! May you have a blessed Christmas and more wonderful years together!

      Blessings to you and yours!!

  23. Please pray that I God will open the doors to employment for me. I left a job, that was somewhat stable, good income for something I thought in the long term would be more beneficial for me and I thought was God’s plan. I prayed for the door to be open for that opportunity and it was, however I lost the job in October…which has left me wondering what is God’s plan. I want to so much to rely on Him for all my needs, but I am sole support of myself, scared and having difficulty leaning on Him. Please pray I will continue to be strong in my faith, hears Gods words, know His plan and the door will be opened. That when it is will know for certain it is His plan.

    • Ronda,
      Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding! He will make a way for you! I pray for His guidance in opening the right doors for you! May you have a sense of peace and contentment in the waiting!
      Please send the right job to Ronda. She desperately needs to work and wants to follow your leading. Shower her with peace and contentment! Give her a sense of your leading!

  24. Prayers for my dear friend Laura who lost her battle with cancer last week. She was such a gift to the world. My heart hurts so deeply. And I’m so thankful our lives crossed at Wartburg Seminary. Prayers for all her friends and family especially her daughters Sarah and Erica who have now laid both parents to rest after they lost their battles with cancer. They are only 22 and 25.

    • Tara, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear friend Laura. Praying for you and for Laura’s family and friends, especially her beloved daughters Sarah and Erica. May God comfort you all through your grief. In God’s love. xox

    • Tara,
      Such sadness for the family! I pray for a sense of peace as the holidays approach! May God give them showers of blessings! I pray they all feel His loving arms around them–especially the daughters! May God send people to them to help them grieve and comfort them!

      Blessings 🙂

  25. Please pray for a non Christian person that I have been praying for for 3 years. He has questions, but never seems to go much farther than that. He also seems to be potentially be having a hard time/down about some things in his life. Pray that God would open the eyes of his heart to see Jesus and that he would be saved. Pray for God to encourage me to keep praying if I am suppose to because I feel discouraged about it and the time frame and him not coming to Jesus so far. Thank you!

  26. Please pray for my grown son, Michael, who cannot find a job and for healing from the anxiety disorder that he suffers with. I know that there are so many worse problems in our world, but would appreciate the prayers.

  27. Please pray for my cousins Gary & Ellen and my cousin Sheryl and her younger children as their oldest Grandaughter,daughter,sister Miya walked out in front of a car and got killed. Their all distraught by this great lost as Miya just turned 21. Thank u!

    • Lana, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for Gary, Ellen, Sheryl and family during this difficult time. Praying for God’s comfort and peace as you grieve the loss of your beloved Miya. Much Love. xox

  28. Please pray for my adult sons, my eldest has aspbergers and my youngest adhd. My youngest is often hurt by my eldest, who is completely unaware he has upset him, and would never do so intentionally. Makes my heart ache. They see each other very rarely. Please pray that I can love and support them both in the way they need. Thank you xx

  29. Prayers for my granddaughter Mila who is 3 yrs old. She has been having seizures and my daughter and son-in law are worn out and fearful for her future. Mila has unique 21 chromosne deletion. Has two appts one Wednesday and one Thursday to see neurologists. She has been very ill since being hospitalized this last September after being exposed to bacterial meningitis in her 3k class. I ask for wisdom beyond understanding for Drs. And peace for my children. We live an hour away and it is all taking a toll on us all. We know God is in control. Just hurting so bad. They also have a 4 month old son. Thank you prayer warriors.

    • Lord, I lift this family to you. I pray that peace without understanding is given to them in a time that can be so hard and painful. I pray that glory is given to You because of this and that You take control of the situation. I pray that You heal Mila in a way that is only possible through You. I pray that Mila’s parents find strength in You and that the people that surround them bring them encouragement. I pray that the Doctors and Nurses show love and kindness to this family throughout their hard times. I pray that You give the neurologists that they will be seeing wisdom and the heart to know how to treat and approach this family with the knowledge that he is given. God, I also pray for Lynn as her heart if hurting for her family. I pray that You intervene today and do something that will make her heart feel your presence. I pray that she remembers that you are a Good God and that you are working. Lord bring her peace and opportunities to help her family even in small ways. Lord, I know that You can make all things new and beautiful and I pray that You do so and that glory is given to Your Name. Amen.

  30. This season is full of love for most, but for me I seem to be stuffed with jealousy. I recently had my wedding suddenly called off by my fiancé and went from having my entire life planned out to having no plans at all. I know God has a plan for me, but its so incredibly hard to not be jealous of other peoples answered prayers and fairy tails. I just need prayers that I can have peace in this time where answers and the good to come seem so far away. I would also appreciate prayers for my ex-fiancé faith, prayers that God will come back into his life and make him new.

    • Jesus, I ask that you would touch Lane right now, & give her a peace over her life situation. I know that You can move, & show her the right direction to go, that is pleasing to You. Also touch this man that has treated her this way, & save his soul. I ask in Jesus’ name

  31. I need healing for my body most of all, but, also need more wisdom in handling my finances. I draw social security, but each month, it’s never enough. Then I have to ask for help from family. I need to find some kind of part time work to supplement my income, but, can’t stand for long because of dizziness. And, it’s hard to find any work that isn’t mainly retail, or servers, around here anyway

  32. Please pray for my son to find a job and to be obedient to whatever God is blessing. And that he will see God’s hand working.
    Dear Father, I lift my Sister Sharon up to You that she grows in her faith and trust in You. Just like you multiplied the five barley loaves and the two small fish, that You will multiple her financial situation. Open her eyes Lord, that she may see You. Amen

  33. Please pray for my health. I have been suffering from Vestibular Neuritis, since the end of Aug. A virus that has attacked my balance nerve and inner ear. It takes everything I have to get up and function. I have 3 children and my husband is a fireman and is gone on 24 hour shifts.
    I would love to wake up and be healed. I want to be the wife and mother to my kids that I was before the illness. I know God is the great healer and he will heal me inHis time. Pray for strength to help me get they the day.

    • Lord, I pray for Your healing hand to touch Michelle and heal her from this virus. Give her the strength that she needs to get through her busy days with her children and please give her Your grace. “Peace I leave you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” John 14:27

      • Please pray for the salvation of my husband and for our marriage to be renewed. I struggle more during the holidays and sometimes become overwhelmed with sadness because there are so many differences between us. My prayer is for Thanksgiving and Christmas (as well as every other day) to be centered around Christ but my husband has different ideas. Please pray I can keep my light shining through. Also please pray for my son’s salvation, God is working on his heart- pray that He continues.

        Thank you.

        • Lord, I lift up Sonja and her husband today. I pray that you would help her to feel Your presence in a special way and that you would help her to have Christian support friends where she is. We also pray for her son’s and husband’s salvation. . .We pray that you would send Christians into both of their lives that would touch them and help them to see their need for salvation. Amen.

  34. Please pray for healing in my knee and ankle. I tore a tendon in my left leg. I am doing Physical Therapy and praying I won’t need surgery as our insurance isn’t very good. Also, that we would get situated in our new house and make new friends. Our son has asperger’s (high functioning autism) so praying for a support system here. And that God would give us peace and wisdom as we parent him. Thank you!

  35. My prayers are with all of you that are now joining in.

    I pray you will be comforted through your times of discomfort, peace for those of you who are weary and guidance for you that are uncertain.

    Blessings to you ……


  36. Please pray for me and my adult sons. After a very long battle fighting an illness and injuries from serving in the Military, my husband passed away the week before Thanksgiving. He suffered so much for so long, but he is at peace now with our Lord. I am relieved that his suffering is over and he is finally free of pain and sickness, but we are heartbroken. I am so lost without him. I don’t know how to live in a world where he isn’t. My sons are trying to be strong for me, but they are having a hard time dealing with their father’s death. We are struggling with the holidays as well. We always had such fun and memorable family times during the holidays. It all just seems so unreal… Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you, God bless…

    • Annette,
      So sorry your sweet husband, and father passed! May God send His loving touch to heal you all as you grieve. Take time for yourself and let the tears fall!! I pray you all have peace, contentment in your hearts!! Prayers for friends to come by and comfort you with Godly love!
      ((((((hugs)))))) for everyone from Watauga, TN

    • Anette,

      I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s hard to let go of the ones we love, especially around the holidays. I pray that you all will be comforted by the Lord.


  37. I have a couple prayer requests. First, for my father and brother. They really need some guidance by the Lord to be living active Christians. My brother is in college and is a little lost in his path. I hope the Lord speaks to him in a big positive way. Secondly, I had postpartum for the past couple of months since having my son and am starting to feel myself (that’s a praise!). I guess I just worry about going “two-steps forward and one-step back”. So I pray that I’m on the mend specially during the Holidays! I’m so ready to be on break with my sweet little one!!

  38. Please pray for me and my family. Going through a very dark time right now, financially, spiritually and dealing with a daughter that struggles with depression and is going down the wrong path. That God guide us and help my daughter find her way back to him and the right path.

    • Praying that God give you a second touch in your finances, your spirit and your daughter struggles. I pray God will give you the desires of your heart and shine His light in your darkness. God is faithful and just. Keep your eyes on Him because He cares for you.

    • Andrea, It’s funny how we think we are the only ones dealing with “our” issues and after leaving my post, your’s caught my attention. Sounds like we have A LOT in common. I too have a teenage daughter, 16, with depression and has walked away from her faith and headed in many wrong directions. It tears you up, you feel like somehow you failed… I know this very well but we did not fail. God will let them struggle, I know, and when they’ve had enough they will fall to their knees. I’ve spent a lot of my time there these days. This is a good reminder that We have to trust that God is in control no matter what. Hugs to you and continued prayers … Diane

  39. Please prayer for me I am having a hard time with God NO. My grace is sufficient for you. I have been in apartment for 17 years and now I am being down sized to a 1 bedroom. I now live in a two bedroom. I ask God to please not move me out of the 2 bedroom until I am moving into my own home. What do you do when God is saying No. Please pray for my strength. I am so overwhelm with all the things I have to do. Pray for the release of Sidney and Chris from prison. Pray for my Boaz to come.

  40. Denise, you will be in my prayers tonight and I’ll continue to lift you up. I encourage you to “be still” and know that HE is God. HE knows what you need and what you want and His plans are not always you well know. Stay in the Word and surround yourself with believers and praise Him in this time of uncertainty. HE is with you every step. My prayer for Sidney and Chris is that they know Christ as their savior and redeemer and that His tender mercies surround you all.

    • I thank you so much Karen for praying for me. I pray God would give you the desires of your heart.

  41. I am having trouble keep coping with being on my own. I desire to be a wife and a Mum. A wife first. I have enjoyed aspects of being on my own but now feel like it is far too much too handle. I desire to be a wife and Mum and to love.

  42. Can I ask for prayers for my blood pressure and anxiety to go down? I struggle with anxiety and it has recently caused some high blood pressure. I got really stressed over my daughter having to be tested for leukemia or a bone tumor. It caused my anxiety to skyrocket along with my blood pressure. Praise be to God my daughter is healthy and all tests came back normal. Now if I can get myself back to a relaxed non anxious and every muscle not tense would be fantastic!!!

  43. Please pray for work and God’s protection and safety in it. That He would grow me in knowledge in the work I do. Also, for His protection around my marriage and His will and timing in starting a family.

    • Families are a true blessing. You never knew you could love someone so much until you hold your first child. Blessing to you and your family, and may God fill your home with love, peace and wonderful surprises this holiday season. God Bless~

  44. I pray for God’s direction in my life and my family. This Christmas season has truly been one of the hardest I have experienced. I have a teenage daughter with depression and has truly become very hateful for many things in her life. There is division between my husband and I and feel we are walking a thin line after 29 years together. We also have a 10 year old son that is caught in the middle of all this sadness and wants nothing more than a happy Christmas. My BP is though the roof as well as my stress level due to finances and many other things…. plan and simple I just feel like the life has been sucked out of me and I feel so broken. I lost my mom 1 week before Christmas last year and it’s really hitting me hard with all this going on. God knows what we need and I know he will come through somehow/ someway. Any prayer is appreciated to pull us through. thank you friends in Christ