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  1. My daughter’s father was abusive. While I have been out of the relationship for years, I’m still dealing with some PTSD and fear that he will harm our daughter. Please pray for my peace and God’s protection.

    • I very recently left an abusive relationship… and while I’m thankful to be out, my life has been in such shambles since I left that I wonder daily if I should have just stayed and endured the abuse. I have nightmares and am generally afraid to go into town for fear that I may run into him.. I feel even more like a shell of myself than I did when I was still with him & in the midst of the chaos of the situation… and it’s soooo soul-snatching…. but God (there is always a “but God” isn’t there?).
      I am reminded of Luke 1:45 that says “Blessed is she who believes that the Lord will fulfill His promises to her.” I am reminded that He promised never to leave or forsake us, to be with us in the valley, that vengeance will be His… and so, though He slay me, yet shall I trust. I will trust that no matter what happens in this season… no matter how bruised or broken I am -or have become.. His power is made perfect in my weakness… and He will not forget what has been done to his daughter! And just as I am convinced that He will not forget me, I am confident that He will not forget you!! God will take care of us.. we need only to be still!
      Peace & Blessings to you, dear.

      • Kennie,

        Oh sweet sister. Praying hard for you. So thankful you got out of the relationship. No one should have to endure that. Praying for you now. Abba Father I bring Kennie to you. She recently left an abusive relationship but is in fear of running into him again. Please send your peace to calm her anxious soul. Take away the nightmares & give her a calming sleep. Send your love & care to her. AMEN

        Blessings 🙂

        • Kennie,
          God is working to free you from the past so that you can move forward and reclaim the life you need and want.

          Dearest Jesus, Please give Lennie comfort, hope, and faith as she navigates the changes in her life and can be proud of her new accomplishments. Amen.

      • Father, Thank You for the Scriptures that are washing over Kennie! May they continue to strengthen, may You have the victory in freeing her mind if nightmares and fears. May today bring joy into her heart. Thank You Father, in Jesus’ name…

      • I am praying for you!!! May Jesus the Prince of Peace fill your heart! Read Psalm 91….it says He puts His angels in charge of us to guard us in all of our ways.

    • Elizabeth,

      Oh sweet sister. Praying hard for you & your daughter today. Abba Father please watch over & protect Elizabeth & her daughter. You know what they went through with the ex-husband. Give them a sense of peace. Heal Elizabeth of her PTSD. Send them your love. AMEN.

      Blessings 🙂

    • Father, I pray that Elizabeth will be surrounded by Your peace and Your love. Be her comforter. And be her strength as she fights these battles of fear. Father, free her of these fears, don’t let Satan to have any foothold in her life. Thank You Father, in Jesus’ name…

    • Please Lord above heal Elizabeth from PTSD. Heal her in ways only you can. Let her know she safe. Let her know her faith in you will help her to become strong. In Jesus name. Amen

      Elizabeth, I have PTSD also. I heard the gun shot when my husband took his life. That was 4 years ago. Loud startling noises still effect me. No matter where I am…Walmart, school, etc. My prayer has become “it is only noise. I am safe. The Lord bless me and keep me”. I repeat this over and over until the fear is gone. I hope and pray you can find peace.

  2. I am in a desperate situation where no matter what I do or pray it doesn’t resolve or improve, it actually worsens year on year. I’m really struggling with that. It affects every area of my life and I’m 25 years in.

    • Philippa, please know you are not alone. God sees you and hears you even when you feel unseen and unheard. Father, please come alongside Philippa and let her feel your presence. Give her peace, touch her heart as only You can. Amen.

    • Father, Be close to Philippa today, even in this very moment. While You surround her with Your comfort, I ask Father that You have the victory in this situation. In Jesus’ name…

    • Dear Jesus, you understand Philippa and the background of her challenges. Please bring her relief. Increase her faith and give her endurance through it all. You have said in Your word that with every temptation that You allow to touch us, You have a way out. Please show her that way for this particular issue. Grant her Your peace that surpasses all understanding as she navigates the path mapped out for her. Give her hope and courage to never give up on prayer and digging for treasured promises in Your word. I pray all this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

  3. I’m sorry you have to deal with PTSD and fear, Elizabeth. I am praying for you and your daughter. Hugs.
    “Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

    • Father, Whatever it is that Donna is dealing with, You know. Be her strength, her comfort, her peace. May she sense Your presence day by day, moment by moment. Help her to rest and trust in You. Thank You Father, in Jesus’ name…

  4. If God is for us who can be against us. father you know Donna’s prayer just as you know all of these prayers. Please come alongside her and wrap her in your peace. We thank you and ask this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.

    My prayer is regarding my home situation.

    • Father, May Sharon sense Your peace today! Help her to know that You are walking alongside her, that You are holding her hand. Thank You Father for your promises…?in Jesus’ name,

  5. Heavenly Father, please hold each of these women in the palm of your hand and help them feel your peace. My prayer request is for my injured son – please pray for him to heal swiftly and be stronger and healthier on the other side of this ordeal.

    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take Heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

    • Oh Father, We pray for complete healing for Robyn’s son. May He feel Your strength even today. Give the doctors wisdom. Surround Robyn with Your comfort and peace. Thank You Father, in Jesus’ name…

  6. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path. -Proverbs 3:5-6

    I need prayer for wisdom and guidance as a mother of 3 and 2 with disabilities. My last is about to be 18. My husband and I need help in helping him to become as independent as possible. Also my marriage to become even stronger in the Lord. Prayer for my best friend marriage that’s on the verge of divorce.

    • I’m praying for you, Arnesia. Praying for God to show up… when we are week He is strong. Praying for your oldest and helping him to be independent that he would land in work or school in a community that will help him grow in the Lord and water the seeds you’ve planted in his life. Also praying for your marriage, for the Holy Spirit to help each of you to think of the others needs and desires before your own. ♥️
      Praying for a miracle for your friends marriage.

    • Father, Be close to Arnesia, today and in the days ahead. May she sense Your presence, comfort and peace as she cares for her children. Thank You Father, for Your endless love and care for her. In Jesus’ name…

  7. “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.” Psalms 56:3-4

    Prayer Request: we are in the process of selling/buying a home. Please pray God’s wisdom & guidance as we navigate the process.

    • God I pray for Sonya. Please guide her in this situation and give her wisdom to navigate all the details of selling and buying a home and moving. God it is a lot to deal with as everyday living continues as well. Let the process be smooth and an easy transition. In Jesus name. Amen.

    • Father, Grant wisdom and strength to Sonya and her family as they embark on this new life journey. May it be an exciting time, might they feel Your peace when they are stressed, might they feel Your presence each step of the way. Thank You Father. In Jesus’ name…

    • Lord, we pray for Sonya E.’s family as they’re in the process of buying and selling a home; please give them unity, endurance, wisdom, and your priorities as they juggle all the things that are involved. Please help them see what is needed and what is not needed, and help them hold tight to what they need to hold tight to, and let go of what they need to let go of, and please give them your provision in your timing, and enough patience to last them until your timing comes.

  8. “Job 23 vs 10 For he knows the way that I take, when I am tested, I shall come forth as gold.”

    Dear Lord , I pray for the healing that only You can do…I pray for healing and peace for Elizabeth and Donna. Help them to keep their eyes on You and not on their situations. Remind them that You never leave us nor forsake us..especially in our hour of need. Remove the fear from their hearts that their situations will never change. That you work for good all that we suffer from here on earth, nothing is wasted that we go through here. Help them to know that You are always working ….even when You feel far away and silent in our dark times. help us remember that , that is when you are doing Your lifegiving work in our hearts and in our situations.

    I pray for healing for my son in law who lives in the darkness of bi polar disease and for healing for my thirteen year old granddaughter who is now suffering from extreme anxiety disorder and panic attacks.

    • I would like to ask for prayer for wisdom in dealing with difficult relationships and friendships in my church community and how to handle it with love.

    • Lord, please heal Gayle’s son in law and granddaughter and bless those around them to have peace, patience, and wisdom to know how to support them in healing and recovery and also just plain coping.

  9. Please pray for me I am a caregiver for my mother who has dementia and Parkinson’s and I am so stressed and overwhelmed having to take care of everything and not having a break to have my own life has affected me physically, emotionally and mentally. I love my mother but need to get away to relax for once it’s been several months since I have done anything for myself miss being with friends and being social since I live so far away.

    • Elaine,

      Caring for elderly with dementia is super hard. I did it for 10 years. Have you thought about hospice care? It isn’t just for the dying. We first learned about it when mom was ill & dad was caretaker. They have various people that come to assist you. One person may come & give her a bath & wash hair. An RN may come & check her over-that way you don’t have to go to the doctor’s office. It would give you some time for yourself. There are also other type of caregiver respite relief. I would check with a local nursing home to get some information. Praying for you.

      Abba Father please be with Elaine. She is getting stressed out mentally, physically & emotionally. It is so hard being the caregiver for someone you love-especially one with dementia. Asking you to guide her steps. Give her the discernment to know if hospice or some other form of respite care would be of help to her. Give her the rest she desperately needs. In Jesus Name AMEN!

      Blessings 🙂

  10. Romans 8:28
    Please pray for peace and reconciliation with my spouse as we are currently separated. We are both acting ugly and using the kids as pawns. We need to stop behaving badly and act Christlike. I also would like a prayer to remove i forgiveness from my heart and from current fractured relationships.

  11. My verse right now is . John 14:27. My peace I give you. My peace I leave with you it is not as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled nor let it be afraid. Please pray for me I have a mammogram and ultrasound coming up this week. Six months ago they saw a little something but we’re not alarmed about. Pray that it cleared up or didn’t grow. Thank you.

  12. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a man, but of God.” John 1:12-13 (NASB) Hallelujah!

  13. Peace I leave you, my peace I give unto you:not as the world give them, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

    Please pray for the return to faith for all my children and grandchildren.
    Please pray for me to have confidence and courage to be a substitute teacher.

    • Remember God is going ahead of you. He is with you . Remember as a substitute teacher, that God will provide what you need for each day. Think of him as shining out of you ..lighting up your face. The students will know there is something special about you. Jesus is living inside of you ! They will see it !
      Praying you have the confidence and courage to walk into the classroom with your head held high knowing you have the king of kings walking in with you . He will be with you. Joshua 1:9

  14. Phillipians 4: 8-9 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

    My life has been utter chaos for many months now. This verse helps me pause and see how God has sustained me through this difficult season. I can’t say I’m on the other side of it yet, but I’m one step closer every day. Please pray for His continued guidance.

    • God I thank you for being with Angela through this season of life she is in right now. Continue to guide her each day giving her peace and rest in you Jesus. Thank you for your promise to never leave us or forsake us. Let Angela dwell in your love and goodness and faithfulness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  15. Joshua 1 vs 9 Be bold and be strong the Lord is with us

    I need prayer for “exhaustion “. I have just had a week off and on Thursday I got a terrible migraine. The after effects were terrible dizziness which I am still suffering from
    Back to work tomorrow feeling exhausted before I even start ( I teach secondary students maths in English in Mexico)

    • Father I just pray for your strength and encouragement as your child returns to the calling you have given her. Strength comes from you alone, hide her in the shadow of your wings and restore her heart as she leans into you.

  16. Phillipians 4:13
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me!
    Amen
    I have a friend who had had 3 heart attacks since last night and also has pneumonia in both lungs!

  17. My go to scripture is Psalm 46:5 “God is within you, you will not fall, God will help you at break of day.”
    I desperately need prayer for my daughter, she is a self-harmer. She spent time in a psychiatric hospital due to her problem. I desired for her to stay closer to home for college, but she decided to go 13 hours away. She was doing really well up until Tuesday, when she made the painful decision to start cutting her self again. The RA in her dorm room called the police who took her to the hospital. We are struggling, she doesn’t want to leave school, but I don’t feel right with her being so far away.

    • Angela, I have an 18 year old who self harms as well. We fostered and adopted her several years ago, but she still struggles with the trauma she experienced as a young child. She had stopped cutting for a while and has recently started again. I feel so helpless. I am praying for you and your daughter today, and will continue to pray for both of you. I don’t think it was a coincidence that your comment was the one I came to this morning.

      “When my heart is overwhelm, lead me to the Rock that is higher.” Psalm 61:2

  18. Lord, thank you that you allowed Sandra’s friend to survive each one of the heart attacks. Please heal the pneumonia and any other health crisis. Be with Sandra as she prays and cares for her friend. Thank you Lord for complete healing. In Jesus name, Amen!

  19. Psalm 27: 1 -2 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.

    My prayer request is for my mom because she is going through legal battles due to her late husband’s estate.

    Angela I pray for the situation with your daughter. I with through something similar with my son. I lift your daughter up in prayer. I pray that she develops a relationship with our Heavenly Father so she knows that He loves her no matter what and there is no shame and condemnation as a child of God.

  20. Scripture that has me by the hand right now is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
    I’m asking for prayer today for 2 things. First, that I continue doing my reading tutoring. It hasn’t been going well, and have thought about giving it up, but need God’s guidance. Second, I’d like to be part of a couple. My husband died 4 years ago. Recently I realized I missed the company of a man. I’ve been to dating sites. They are loaded with scammers and worse. Again, I need God’s guidance on this.
    Thank you.

    • Trudy, May God’s grace and guidance lead you to open doors for new opportunities and introductions to new friendships, may one path lead to a new relationship. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

  21. Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God…

    I pray for those friends and relatives that have lost loved ones and are losing aging parents that they be held in God’s hands and comforted in their time of mourning.

    Ini, I pray for your mother to have strength and guidance as she settles her husband’s estate and mourns his loss. I pray for you to be her support and for you to be surrounded by God’s loving care as you give to your mom.

  22. I will walk by faith, even when I cannot see. 2 Corinthians 5:7

    Please say a prayer for me as I am in the middle of my 25 year marriage coming to an end. This is something that I do not want, but my husband said that he is no longer happy in our marriage anymore.

  23. In Courage,

    Praying for everyone here. Jesus you alone know the problems/trials that each women faces. Give them discernment to make wise decisions. Send them your love, peace & calm to their souls. Guide & direct each of their paths. Shower them with your immense love & care.

    My prayer is for an ex co worker. Judy is older & still working 40 hrs. Mon-Fri as an RN. Her dad has cancer & isn’t doing well now. He will only allow her or the granddaughter to take care of him-grand daughter is RN also. Judy lives about 40+ minutes away. This is taking a toll on her emotionally & physically. Please God give her the rest & peace she needs.

    Blessings 🙂

  24. Deut 31 v 6-8 Joshua – I will never leave nor forsake you
    I am holding onto this in the midst of extremely difficult family circumstances. Please pray for my family, particularly my daughter and grandchildren, that we will see the victory of the Lord in her circumstances and she will have her children returned to her and the false accusations and lies that have been spoken will be shown for what they are. Vindication and restoration twice over.
    Thank you

  25. A verse on my heart.

    When a believing person prays, great things happen. James 5:16

    I am asking for prayers for God to lead me to my path of next right steps for better health and wellness.

  26. Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Please pray that my Son Bill will successfully quit smoking.

  27. I’m read Psalm 40 and praying for my son to be healed from intense, constant head pain he’s had for 18 months. Seen numerous drs tried various treatments and medicine. God is our only hope. Please pray with us. He’s a college senior. His name is Nate. ♥️

    • Thank You God for being a good, good Father and wanting what’s best for us Your babies. Please God heal Angela’s son Nate. Please Jesus, place Your mighty Hands on His head and being him healing. You are the great physician and You are in control. Thank You for healing Nate and blessing him and Angela with peace. In Jesus’ Name, amen ❤️❤️

    • Angela and all — It came to me that my focus needs to first be on living in God’s will for God’s glory–even while we feel almost desperate for physical healing. My husband is a semi-invalid since a stroke last year, with no relief from head pain, vertigo, etc., etc. Whether he is miraculously healed today, gets worse, or whatever, I believe that life isn’t about us being well or ill, happy or sad. Do I feel perfectly content? Not yet. But I aim to thank God for His power, wisdom and peace to live in a way that honors Him. God WILL honor our dedication to Him. The main thing is always for us to glorify Him–with our thots, feelings, words and actions, with praise, thanksgiving, witnessing–despite what we go through on this earth. “The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us (Romans 8:18). I will bless the Lord at all times (Psalm 34:1). My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).”

  28. I’m reading Psalm 40 and praying for my son to be healed from intense, constant head pain he’s had for 18 months. Seen numerous drs tried various treatments and medicine. God is our only hope. Please pray with us. He’s a college senior. His name is Nate. ♥️

  29. I can do all this through Him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

    My husband’s company is struggling. He cannot find people that want to work.

  30. “For I know the plans I have for you. Declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

    Please pray for my mental health. Thank you ❤️

  31. Romans 15:13 – may the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit

    Prayers for healing for family and friends – our God knows each need

    Prayers for comfort for each request made and the blessings that will follow

  32. I have been without a vehicle since August 2021 when a doctor told me I was going to die by the end of the year. But God had other plans and I’m still here, healed and healthy. I have met some amazing friends who have become family since then who have stepped up to take me where I need to go, and since I work from home, that has been enough. But I want to go further than just our county, especially with the holidays around the corner. I have been praying that God would bless me with a vehicle in His time, and as He sees fit. I’m asking for prayers in agreement with me, and claiming victory. Praying for all who have posted before me this morning.

    • Dear Father thank You for restoration of Cindi’s health and for the wonderful ways You provide in her life. May she continue to be Your light to those around her and use her in profound and beautiful ways for Your Kingdom. I want to agree with her and ask You that You will provide her with a vehicle in Your good timing. May it be a wonderful testimony in her life, thank You that You delight in all the details of our lives. Amen

      Ps: It may encourage you, God also coincidentally provided me with a vehicle out of nowhere this year and will have faith and trust with You that God truly will provide when it is His time. As a caveat, I am not someone who believes in the prosperity Gospel but I do believe that God does give good gifts and loves surprising His children.

  33. Psalm 130:5-7 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption

  34. I have been feeling so far away from God lately, I really want a close relationship with him I have struggle for years.please pray for me

  35. Isaiah 35:10 and 51:11. I am in the longest season of depression and anxiety of my life. I’m 75. I cling to God’s promises above and many others. Please pray for me for the Lord to deliver and heal me of depression and anxiety. Thank you and God’s blessings to you all.

  36. I ask for prayers for my family situation. My daughter who is 39 years old and very medically fragile still lives with us. We want her to stay at home with us where she is safe and healthly. I am having a very difficult time right now trying to find nurses. I am in my 60’s and my husband is in his 70’s. Our night nurse has run into a lot of medical issues and will not longer be able to work. Then one of the day nurses (young) decided to leave to take a better paying job. Our hands are tied with what we can pay because our daughter only has Medicaid. This now puts me working days and nights. I simply can’t sustain this schedule. We have no family here. I ask for strength and nurses.
    I pray for all of you and hope that your prayers are answered too.

  37. “The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
    Ladies, please pray for this peace to be in my life. So many hard things going on in our family. Thank you so much!

  38. I’ve been having neurological issues. I can’t stand with my eyes closed or I fall over, my hands, feet, arms, legs and face are numb. I went for an mri and I get the results at my next neuro appt. I had blood work and found out I have severe b12 deficiency. I want some answers and I pray that I will get a diagnosis. I don’t want to not receive a diagnosis. I’m a very young adult and I can’t drive because of it and its so hard.

  39. I pray for Cathy that you will feel God’s peace that passes all understanding, rest in Him for He knows you and what you need. I pray for Terry as she struggles with family issues. Lord show her how much you love her and that You are in control. Shower all these ladies with Your tender touch and shower them with Your Love and Peace. I ask for prayer as I too struggle with anxiety and despression and know God is in control.

  40. Abba Father, I lift every woman that is here up to you today. Please bless each one with love, peace, joy, healing and comfort today. I ask you will help each one to feel your continual presence with them every minute. Please bring healing and restoration to those who are hurting and ill, bring love and peace to those who have fear, bring comfort and joy to those who are sad and struggling and remind EVERYONE how much you love them. I thank you father for you’re goodness in our lives. Thank you for listening to each of our prayers. May everyone know they are valued, important, wanted and loved! I praise you and thank you father!! In Jesus name I pray
    Amen

  41. 2 Cor 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

    Please be in prayer for healing of my torn rotator cuff. To my disappointment, it happened as a result of nothing more than everyday activity. I am 55 and my body is wasting away but thanks be to God His grace is sufficient for me!

  42. Thank you for praying for my husband, Chris. He has constant vertigo, near constant head pain, fatigue, memory damage, tinnitus, other post-stroke issues and the health challenges he had before the stroke. There has been no relief from drugs or physical therapy. He’s struggling, yet his mind is closed to psychological and non-traditional (cold laser, acupuncture) therapies. His life is seriously limited, but thankfully he does still count his blessings.

  43. Thank you, God, for Your Power, Wisdom, Love, Mercy and Peace, which enable us to live in Your Will for Your Glory, despite any physical, mental or emotional challenges–because in the end, that is All the matters.

  44. peace be with all . Pls stand with me in prayer for my husband Mesfin who needs healing from short of breathing, vitiligo which has changed the color of his face and body. Diabetic, Heart problem. Thank you and GOD bless you all and keep you safe always.

  45. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, my rock and my redeemer” – it’s encouraging to me that God helps us be pleasing – it’s not just us trying, but God helping us.

    Would appreciate prayers for mental, physical, and spiritual health for myself and my family; that we’d see clearly, that things that look overwhelming right now would become manageable, that we would find healing, and that we would love well.

    • Holy Father thank you for being the Provider, Protector and Redeemer for KC & her family. I pray for healing in all ways – physical, mental and spiritual well being. Please breathe peace in their minds and home. Thank you Lord for answering our prayers. Amen

  46. Dear Papa , Abba Father,
    These families are hurting. We know that you hold our tears in a bottle. There are many tears shed in these prayer requests. Meet us all at the point of our need. Surround us, protect us with your Holy Spirit power.
    Our son has been homeless for 10 years. He struggles with bipolar depression. Please pray for housing as winter is coming and he lives in the northeast. We’ve given him shelter in the form of vehicles to keep him off the street. Now that we’re retired we are no longer able to do this on our fixed income. Please Jesus, he’s Yours as he is a child of God. We love You Father. In Jesus precious name. Amen

  47. Requesting prayer for a place to live for my son in Nova Scotia, Canada. He knows the Lord. He needs prayer support also. I am so grateful for the in courage website. It truly is a gift from God to encourage and share the faith. Thank you and God bless you all. I have added you to my prayers also.

    • He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I trust Him. (Psalm 91:2)
      I have been there and God was faithful. My son was thousands of miles away from home in a different country in college and was depressed. We didn’t know but suspected all was not well. I prayed and God was faithful. Our son moved from depression and failure to being a high achiever in pursuing his higher education, was recognized for special talents and is now a professional. God will do the same for your son. I will say a prayer for him and the other members of the family.

  48. Please pray for a friend who needs courage and willingness to reject a spirit of fear and anger and receive healing and live from our God. Please pray for all the intentions entrusted to me, including those above, and for the new path the Lord has placed before me, that all the right doors will open. Thank you and God bless you all!

    • Dear Kelly… praying that not only the ‘right doors’ would open but also feel moved to pray that you would recognize that they are the right ones, even if they are a bit unexpected, or not exactly as you had pictured. With care.

  49. I need prayer for my health, both physical and mental/emotional. I am 72 and though I do ok, my 34 yr old son and girlfriend have moved in with me (at my OK) and it is challenging to say the least. I am trying to get my house and my life organized… it is a work in progress for sure. I want to lean more on God, want to learn how to pray deeper, more. Thank you to anyone who reads this.

  50. Ps 96:6 Splendor & majesty are before Him; strength & glory are in His sanctuary.

    Dearest Father be Kelly’s personal tour guide through life on this earth. Guide her steps that she reflect Your majesty even in the mundane tasks of day to day. Thank You that You have given us Your Word to light our path through the darkness. Go before her that only the doors You have designated for her will open. Keep her from discouragement if there are doors she thinks should be open that are not. Thank You that Your ways are always best! Thank You that she loves You & is seeking You. May she deeply crave time in Your Word & her faith roots grow deep & fat. In Your all powerful & redeeming name Jesus. Amen.

    Please pray I can focus productively on each task set before me in all my rolls as wife, employee, Titus 2 Mom, 3rd grade Sunday school teacher, & friend.
    Blessings to each of my heavenly siblings! (((0)))

  51. The needs are so great but know that God is faithful! Joshua 1:9 have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithsoever thou goest. Praying for all of the ladies and their precious families.

    Please pray for my broken heart. Clinging to God’s promises.

    • Holy Father you promise us that you are close to the broken-hearted. Please help Cynthia to feel your nearness and love in a tangible way today. Thank you Lord Amen

  52. Proverbs 3:4-6 Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.

    We could really use prayer for my health – chronic stomach issues, bruising and pain. And prayer for both of our jobs – they’re both negative, degrading environments. We’re still new to this area and need prayers for church and community. Thank you.

    • Dear God, you hear Rebecca’s needs. You see her, you know her physical pain, and the crushing disappointment of being in job environment that is negative. Lord, we ask and pray in your mighty name for a relief from her pain, that your hand of healing might be at work in mysterious ways. Lead her to the right people who can help her find relief, Lord! We also pray that you would lead them to a great place to find community and people that love you and will welcome them. And for meaningful work in a more positive environment! In the meantime, please sustain them and keep them focussed on You in all circumstances. Amen!

  53. I would appreciate prayers for my kids. We have to shift to online learning again next week due to a strike. Although my daughter is thrilled, the boys really struggle with learning online. I fear especially for my oldest who is in his last year of high school. I’m afraid that he will really fall behind and not be able to focus on his schoolwork. I would also appreciate prayer for him for a medical condition that has not resolved (yet) and for God to help/encourage my son do what he needs to do in order to find freedom. Many thanks, sisters!!

  54. Jeremiah 29:11

    Please pray for my mom and I.., our relationship is strained right now.., I am trying to heal it .., but my mom is still holding onto my past mistakes.., still holding a bit of a grudge. Pray that our relationship is healed according to Ephesians 3:20.
    Thanks
    ❤️

    • My prayer request is that my son-in/law deals with his anger, criticism
      And unreal expectations of his two young sons and other relationships
      Thanks

  55. I can do all things through Christmas, who strengthens me..- Phil 4:13

    Please pray that my daughters, Jordan and Grace, will forgive me and trust me as I try to make ammends…Thank you

  56. The Lord is my shephard, I shall not want. Psalm 23:1

    Lord, thank you for giving your only begotten son, so that I may have a right to the tree of life. Thank you for your grace and mercy. Lord I want to be more like you. Help me to let the Holy Spirit that you have placed in me lead and abide in me. Help me to manifest your purpose for my life. I love you Lord. Continue to bless, lead, guide, and use me to spread your word and serve as a light for others.

    I ask Lord that you meet the needs of each person that has come before you in this comment section. Your will be done. Help us to accept and know your will. In Jesus name, Amen.

  57. Going through a rough patch. Have a dermatologist appointment – second one. Have a growth on my ear that doesn’t respond to normal treatment.

    Trying to make decisions about moving closer to children.

    Troubling time waiting on a job offer.

    Seem like little things, but stressing. Need lots of prayers

    • Hi Kathy, your worries are not little things. My prayers for your job and ear problem. May Lord guide you in making decisions. Psalm 32:8.

  58. 1. Psalm 139:23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thougths.
    2. going down to see family in Tennessee at thanksgiving and want it to be a joyous time. My boyfriend is coming with and want him to feel welcomed and not have the past dragged up.

  59. I’ve love prayer for wisdom, clarity and direction for my fiancé and I. We are seeking God for where to start out our marriage and this will include a move for myself and a job change. Pray for the provision of a place to live and a job when the time comes. Also, as we look to our future and prepare for these changes, we also have our wedding to plan. I don’t want the stress of planning for a relocation etc. to minimize the joy of planning our wedding, but I also don’t want to get overwhelmed by planning for two major things. Also, pray for joy in this season of ministry. I feel weighed down and burnt out, but I desire to finish well before I move onto the next chapter of my life.

    • When it came to planning our wedding our minister stressed we were planning a worship service. That was a great reminder when the decisions were coming fast & furious. It also was a great comfort on our actual wedding day. I awoke feeling the nerves of being in front of people ( not in my comfort zone!) but the reminder we’d planned a worship service & I was marrying by best friend made the nerves smooth out & I even rolled over & slept soundly til the alarm went off. Praying you will have eyes to see the Lord in all the details. May you also finish well each task set before you that He will be magnified & others will praise Him because of your example. May you revel in the lessons of God’s goodness & unity He teaches through marriage for many many years to come! In His great name I pray! Amen!

  60. One thing my husband and I have started doing is to memorise verses which mean a lot to us. On each car journey we go through the ones we’ve learnt and learn a little part of a new one. 2 Corinthians 9:8 TPT version is one ….Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm me with every form of grace, so that I will have more than enough of everything- every moment and in every way. He will make me overflow with abundance in every good thing I do.
    Father, I bring all these dear people to you, whom you love deeply and completely. I ask that you bring healing, peace and freedom into every situation. You know each individual completely and know best how to turn these situations around for good. I ask that, today, these people will see a real change in their situations, in Jesus’ name I ask this. Thank you Father.

  61. Psalm 138:7Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
    you preserve my life;
    you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
    and your right hand delivers me.
    8 The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
    your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
    Do not forsake the work of your hands.
    Above verse was shared by my pastor(ESBC) when I was leaving to India from US. This verse always comes to my mind whenever I’m fearful about my future.
    PRAYER REQUEST : Pls pray that I should be confident in the Lord about my life especially my career and waiting on the Lord for marriage.

    • Heavenly Father, I pray that you will let Jo know that You love her and that You are with her every step of each day, building her confidence in Your love, mercy and grace. Send the Holy Spirit to her to walk with her, guide her, and grant her strength through Your loving presence in her life. Lord, please grant Jo patience in her wait for the perfect Christian man to come into her life. These things we ask in Your Son’s Precious Name, Amen.

  62. He takes care of His people like a shepherd….and carries them close to Him. Isaiah 40:11 (NCV)

    I ask my Sisters in Christ for their prayers for healing in my body and for the freedom from the burden of debt which is also keeping me from seeking medical care, as I have no health insurance. Lord, in Your Mercy, hear our prayers.

  63. I am sorry for being tardy.

    Good morning Everyone.

    “As the deer pants for the water books, so my soul longs for You, Oh God.” Psalm 42:1

    Please remember all the Mothers who are being mama and daddy in many ways to their children. Also the Mothers who are in marriages but have most of the financial responsibilities.

    Thank You Lord for Your Grace and Mercy. You are our Gracious God. You are our Good, Good Father.

    Your Word says if we have surrendered our hearts and wills to You, we are to come to Your Throne boldly to find help in time of need (trouble). We thank You Lord for Redeeming our Lives, thank You Lord for Your Word, Thank You Lord for YOUR UNFAILING LOVE AND FORGIVENESS OF SIN.

    We need Your Wisdom and Guidance to navigate from day to day in our Christian Journey. You are Worthy of All Praise, Honor and Glory, in Jesus’ Name.

    Amen.

    Here is my desire; to sit at Your Feet and learn from You.

    I lift up and encourage those Sisters in Christ who are a part of this Prayer Call (in writing) and in deed(s).

    God bless my Sisters in Christ

    Brenda

  64. Please pray for my adult daughter. She is going through the fire and needs to feel and see the presence of God in her trials. Pray He turns it all around.

    Thank you

    “I will never leave you nor forsake you” Heb. 13;5

  65. My dear children, you come from God and belong to God. You have already won a big victory … for the Spirit in you is far stronger than anything in the world. I John 4:4 THE MESSAGE

    Please pray for my husband. He needs Jesus!!!!

  66. Abba,

    I pray for MJ Mason’s daughter that You will remind her through God the Holy Spirit that You are with her in the middle of this trial. You will never forsake her and You pursue us with an everlasting love. I pray for Your wisdom, Your Mercy and Your grace as she goes through this trial as it will grow in her perseverance to abide in You for all she needs because Lord, in Jesus as Your word says we have everything we need in Jesus. In His Mighty matchless Name let Your will be done, Amen

  67. Isaiah 30:19 – The Lord will hear your crying and he will comfort you. When he hears you, he will help you.

    Prayers for my son to get well from covid. To come to know the Lord and be a responsible person.

    Prayers for Pam’s daughter and her boyfriend that they will come to know the Lord. I pray for a healthy pregnancy for her daughter and for them to be the parents that this baby needs.

  68. Love thy neighbor as thy self

    Pray for my husband, Todd, who has covid rebound.

    Nancy I pray your son gets over his covid quickly.

    Pam I pray for a blessed pregnancy.

    • Matthew 14:14
      14 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

      May God the great physician touch Todd as he recovers from COVID. May God give wisdom and discernment to the medical team caring for him.

  69. It’s been a struggle for me to connect with someone who means a lot to me. My best friend has become so distant over the last few months and I have no idea why. I pray he is okay, but I worry he isn’t and doesn’t want to upset me/make me worry by talking to me. I just wish I knew what was going on.

    • Praying that God’s directs your steps as you seek a close friend. Praying you depend on Christ until He makes the next step in your close relationships. May God heal your heart.

  70. Ecclesiastes 4:12

    12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

  71. Prayer Request:
    Help me readjust to life after cancer treatment. I feel close to God, then far away, then close. I have a myriad of emotions. I want to lean completely and totally on LORD.

    • LORD, cancer treatment can be so draining on the body’s resources. Please help Tina to adjust to a life after cancer treatment. Help her to stay close to you and to cling even closer when her emotions overwhelm her and make her feel distant from You. Remind her that the truth of Your presence with us transcends how we feel. You are always there as you promised to never leave us alone. Help her to internalize that truth and declare it above her feelings. Thank You Jesus that You will do this for my dear sister Tina. AMEN

    • Heavenly Father,
      I pray for my sister Tina in the new circumstances she is facing. Hold her close. Give her your wisdom and your peace. May she know the power and comfort of your presence. Keep drawing her heart back to you. Thank you for bringing her through her treatments. Strengthen her in body and spirit. Use her in this trial and recovery to shine for You and to bring You glory. She is a testimony of your grace. She has a beautiful story to unfold with you now. Give her everything she needs to move forward.

      You walk with us every step of the way. You are faithful. You go before us. You are our rear guard. Your sheltering wings are over us. Your everlasting arms are beneath us. And your Spirit lives within us. You are good, and you do what is good. You are love. You are God. You never faint or grow weary. You know the end from the beginning and everything in between. We entrust our lives to you. You are worthy to be praised at all times. We love you, LORD. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen

      Hugs to you

  72. Help me find clarity as to how to balance my time between working my business/work to earn the much needed income for me and my sons as a single mom and serving in the ministry that I hear God calling me to. It’s a delicate balance that needs wisdom and discernment that I feel desperately lacking in right now.

    • Heavenly Father,
      I pray for my sister Nomusa in the circumstances she is facing. Hold her close. Give her your wisdom and discernment. Meet her needs so she can care for her sons and raise them up to be mighty men of God. Direct her steps to what she is to do, where she is to serve; and help her invest her time where you want it to be invested. Open her eyes to the season you have for her now. Help her to be patient to wait for what lies ahead but isn’t for now. May she know the power and comfort of your presence. Use her in this days to shine for You and to bring You glory. You walk with us every step of the way. You are faithful. You go before us. You are our rear guard. Your sheltering wings are over us. Your everlasting arms are beneath us. And your Spirit lives within us. You are good, and you do what is good. You are love. You are God. You never faint or grow weary. You know the end from the beginning and everything in between. We entrust our lives to you. You are worthy to be praised at all times. We love you, LORD. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen

      Hugs to you

  73. Recent cancer diagnosis. Prayers for God’s peace in this journery. Help me to remember He is faithful and good, in the trials and the suffering.

    • Heavenly Father,
      I pray for my sister Michelle in the heavy and uncertain circumstances she is facing. Hold her close. Give her your wisdom. May she know the power and comfort of your presence. Use her in this trial to shine for You and to bring You glory. You walk with us every step of the way. You are faithful. You go before us. You are our rear guard. Your sheltering wings are over us. Your everlasting arms are beneath us. And your Spirit lives within us. You are good, and you do what is good. You are love. You are God. You never faint or grow weary. You know the end from the beginning and everything in between. We entrust our lives to you. You are worthy to be praised at all times. We love you, LORD. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen

      Hugs to you

  74. God is my strength and power, And He makes my way perfect. (2 Samuel 22:33 NKJV)

    I will go in the strength of the LORD God, I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only. (Psalm 71:16 NKJV)

    Praying for Tina, Nomusa, and Michelle, as I read their requests, but also for everyone who has voiced their needs…

    Heavenly Father,
    I pray for my sisters in the heavy and uncertain circumstances they are facing. Hold them close. Give them your wisdom. May they know the power and comfort of your presence. Use them in these trials to shine for You and to bring You glory. You walk with us every step of the way. You go before us. You are our rear guard. Your sheltering wings are over us. Your everlasting arms are beneath us. And your Spirit lives within us. You are good, and you do what is good. You are love. You are God. You never faint or grow weary. You know the end from the beginning and everything in between. We entrust our lives to you. You are worthy to be praised at all times. We love you, LORD. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen

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