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  1. I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Psalm 121:1-3

    Pray for me to get unstuck from a negative cycle that is effecting family and church.

  2. I could really use prayers for a hedge of protection around my daughter and me.

    • Elizabeth and Daughter,

      I pray that the words of the lord will bring you strength.

      Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding . Proverbs 3:5

    • Praying for God’s love and mercy to surround you and your daughter and provide for your needs
      God Bless and keep you safe from harm

  3. Phil 4:13
    To draw closer to God, and to obey His word and follow Him and sin less and less each day.

    • Holy Spirit, I breathe You in Holy Spirit; Your strength comes on me suddenly; and You peace surrounds me completely!

  4. Isaiah 40:31”Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary”. Pray for me that as the 2nd half of this year begins, I may enter into it with a spirit renewed with gratitude & vitality.

    • Praying for you Sharon ! I too, have been needing to feel His wind beneath my wings! Praying for positive changes and renewed hope and strength throughout the rest of this year. Nancy P

    • Sharon,

      Abba Father Please send a renewed spirit filled with gratitude & vitality for all the great gifts you have bestowed on her. Guide & direct her steps. Shower her with love & grace! Comfort her spirit. AMEN

      Blessings 🙂

  5. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us who can be against us? Romans 8:31

    This always reminds me God is for us (me)

    Lord I lift Sharon up to you and pray you will renew her gratitude and vitality for the rest of this year and place on her the full armor of God! Give her refreshing as only you can. In Jesus’ Name amen

  6. “You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing upon my head.” Psalm 139:5

    • In Psalm 23 it begins with The shepherd who leads me in paths of righteousness for His name sake…(even though I may walk through the valley I won’t be afraid because You’re with me) surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of your life! We will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!

  7. Psalm 121:1-2

    I lift my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

    That verse speaks to me daily. My prayer request is for a financial miracle. I’m currently in a dire situation that fear only the Lird can save me from. I will say prayers for everyone who posts a comment today. We all need to lift one another up in prayer each day.

    • Praying for you Robyn! The Lord is Jehovah Jireh who supplies ALL your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!

  8. …let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

    Pray for my mother MJ for God Almighty to give her faith and strength through person illnesses

  9. One of my go to scriptures is 1 Tim.2:1 “Hold onto the promise of Life in Jesus Christ our Lord!”AMEN!
    Love & Prayers,
    Sherry, your grateful sister-in-Christ

  10. We are like clay jars in which this treasure is stored. The real power comes from God and not from us. We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up. In times of trouble, God is with us, and when we are knocked down, we get up again.
    2 Corinthians 4:7-9

    My request is for continued strength and positivity throughout my illness.
    Please lift up all who post requests on here and grant them peace.

    • Father I pray for Kathy. Lift her up; encourage her with your Words. Give her the strength to endure this illness. Heal her body; give her ease of pain. Help her to trust in you for the healing that she needs. In Jesus’ name I pray.

  11. Lamentations 3:22-23
    Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed for his compassions never fail, they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

    Prayers needed for healing of my hemorrhoids. To reduce the swelling until my appointment on July 18.

    • Bev, I am praying for you! In my quiet time last night, God led me to study about ulcers. One of the scriptures I read more on was 2 Kings 20:7. 2 Kings 20 talks about Hezekiah’s illness and healing due to his prayer and faith.

  12. Psalm 4:8
    In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD make me dwell in safety.

    Lately, I feel like all I do is pray to God throughout the nite instead of sleeping. I love connecting with HIM. Some days, I have to grab a quick nap! However, some days the LORD sustains me and gives me extra energy.
    Im not sure why this is a sleepless season. Please pray I listen and walk boldly into whatever HE is trying to show me!❤️

  13. Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged for I am your God. I will strength you and help you, I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10

    My prayer request is for my daughter, Jennifer, who very much needs a job. She’s been in the nursing home industry for over 20 years and is burnt out and needs to do something new. This is all she really knows, so it’s up to God to put her where He wants her to grow and be an asset. Thank you.

    • Lord thank you for Jennifer and how she has served others in a nursing home for 20 years. She is burn’t out and needs rest and be restored and renewed. Please encourage her for what You have in store for her and to remember that You have a plan and purpose for this season in her life and that you would reveal that to her in due season.

  14. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9

    Prayers for a dream that God recently gave me and my obedience in carrying it out/ the discernment to know what He wants me to do next.

  15. Marcie,

    I do pray you listen and walk boldly into whatever HE is trying to show you! Sometimes it’s a mystery and other times He shares it openly with us. Whatever is causing this time of drawing close to Him, must be important. I hope you get an answer soon and that it’s something wonderful and exciting in your life. Bless you.


  16. For the rest brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence, and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious. If there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things. Philippians 4:8.

    Lord, help me find the work/life balance, leaving the corporate world, to pursue the calling you have placed on my heart. Amen.

    Lord, I pray your spirit and loving kindness are with Cathy today. Cathy, may you have a blessed day!

    • Linda,

      Jesus guide Linda’s steps into this new venture you have for her. Help her to find a work/life balance that suits her needs. Give her a discerning heart to know your will for her life. AMEN

      Blessings 🙂

  17. I was reading the listing incorrectly – so adding a prayer here for Donna as well.
    Lord, I pray you bless Donna with your loving kindness and light today – God bless you Donna !

  18. 11 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.
    I am currently in a basement apartment in a house that in the cooler/cold months is very damp and cold. I am not looking forward to the winter at all. Do I apply for a rent to geared income apartment? Which means being put on a waiting list. Other wise the market rents are too expensive for my pension and there doesn’t seem to be any affordable options out there.

    • Cathy,

      Jesus you are Jehovah Jireh my provider. You alone know what Cathy needs. Please provide a low-income apartment for her. She needs to be out of the damp cold basement apartment. Your word tells us to ask & we shall receive. Please provide a comfortable place for Cathy that she can afford. She is standing on Jeremiah 29:11. You have great plans for her. Plans to prosper & not for harm. In your perfect timing show her where to move. AMEN

      Blessings 🙂

  19. I pray for my family- for my addict daughter and son, and for financial assistance to help us through the months. For our marriage of 32 years. I pray in His Holy Name.
    “With God all things are possible. “

    • Mary, I pray for your daughter and son that God will rescue and deliver them from addiction. I pray for your marriage to be strong and full of love and peace. I pray you will be firmly rooted in faith that will get you through this rough time. God bless you and your family.

  20. Such beautiful verses and prayers from so many this morning! All of you are such powerful warriors that I am so thankful to be a part of! I will pray every joy and wonderful peace to each request. My verse is Psalm 56:3
    What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.
    I know we are not supposed to be in fear about anything in our walk and faith In God. But in these current times, fear does grab my heart on occasion. Not for me, but fear for all the souls the devil is devouring. Please pray that lost souls will somehow be opened to see and follow the Father of Lights and leave the enemy of all darkness far behind. Thank you, dear friends and sisters in Christ! God’s Speed to all!

    • Lord I agree with Kathy that Satan will be removed and all of his evil in Jesus name Amen

  21. Don’t Quit, Pray harder really speaks to me and it is something I need to remember everyday. I pray and know God is in control. Please pray that my healing of my breast cancer continues and does not return in Jesus’s Name.

    • We decree and declare that you are cancer free forever in the name of Jesus!

    • Father be with your sweet daughter and family. You know the circumstances Lord and we trust in you, your love, plan, will, guidance. We give you the glory and ask you to be with this sweet family and work all to the good. In Jesus name

  22. My husbands battle with alcohol addiction and the strain on our marriage. I believe God can do more than I can think or imagine…Ephesians 3:16 16 I pray that he may grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power in your inner being through his Spirit, 17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, 19 and to know Christ’s love that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

    20 Now to him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us— 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

  23. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and Lean not on your own understanding; submit to him, and he will make your path straight. There are so many verses that give me hope. This one struck me today

  24. Plz pray for healing for my sister’s husband who was just diagnosed w/pancreatic cancer. And for our family.
    More now than ever…

    For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    • Fighting Pancreatic cancer myself. Prayers for your husband all the family and doctors and medicine. Be strong in GOD

  25. Thank you incourage for today reading love it. Pray harder. Stand on the promises of God’s word and believe them. Believe God will do them. God says in his word he will never leave us nor for sake us. Janice God is with through the healing of your breast Cancer read Psalm 103 v3. I will pray for you. Pray for your family not to worry about you. You to we have a Good who heals. Look up on YouTube. Don Moen song “God will make away where there is no way.” Listen to it. It will help you Janice to God will make a way for you with all you are going through with your Breasts Cancer that it never returns. Believe the words in the song. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx God bless Janice and all incourage in my prayers xx

  26. 2nd Timothy 4:18 – The Lord will rescue you from every evil attack and bring you safely to His heavenly kingdom. And also Romans 8:28……The Lord makes all things work together for our good………I am praying for all you ladies…… I need prayer too please. I am 76 and suffer with depression and anxiety. The Lord has always brought me through these seasons but this one has lasted the longest. I’ve tried antidepressants but they do not work for me. I look to the Lord! God bless you all and may He be your very present help! Thank you for praying for me too!.

    • Dear Donna, I am so sorry that you are struggling with anxiety and depression…Dear Father I pray that You will set her free and will comfort her. Please bring her Your joy and hope in profound and beautiful ways. Please come put her on solid ground and give her a new song to praise You. Show her how much You love her. Amen

    • Donna, I am so sorry to hear you are struggling. I am praying for you! God bless you with peace and healing today and always ❤️ sending you a huge hug!

    • Donna,

      Jesus you are Jehovah Rapha-the God who heals. Please put your healing touch on Donna today. Take away all her anxiety & depression. Bring her peace & comfort. Be her ever present help in this situation! AMEN

      Blessings 🙂

  27. I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
    Psalms 34:4‭-‬5 NIV

    I am struggling with certain friendships in my church community and with not becoming bitter towards them. I am also having difficulties with an eating disorder.

    • I am praying for you Barbara! God is faithful and will help you and set you free!

  28. I pray for each and every lady here Lord, and ask that you would reveal Yourself to them in a very personal and intimate way that they know it is You loving and protecting them and walking with them. That they would feel your love and peace each and every day. Thank You God for being my everything.

  29. Dear Donna, I am so sorry that you are struggling with anxiety and depression…Dear Father I pray that You will set her free and will comfort her. Please bring her Your joy and hope in profound and beautiful ways. Please come put her on solid ground and give her a new song to praise You. Show her how much You love her. Amen

  30. The promise that I think of often (amongst others) is Luke 11:13
    “If you then, being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him”
    @Steph – I am sorry that you are struggling with anxiety. Please try and meditate and saturate yourself with God’s promises on anxiety. The Bible says be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer petition and supplication to make your requests, known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart. Believe in God‘s promises He will never leave us, nor forsake us, nor will He ever turned back on a promise. Cast your cares on God trust in Him. He will deliver you.
    Personal word of advice is to watch pastors on TV who you may connect with search for sermons specifically on anxiety that always seems to help me when I’m going through something
    God bless you Steph!

  31. “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.” – Isaiah 41:10

    Please pray that my sister and I have peace in this new season. We are moving out of our parents home and into our first home together. Even though this is exciting, change even though much needed, can be scary at times.

    Thank you for your prayers and God bless you all ❤️

    • Stephanie, change is always hard, even when it’s positive. Remember to continue to turn to God, and don’t be afraid to ask for help from God, but also from people. Praying for many blessings in your future.
      Be kind.

  32. Who knows But that it was for a time like this that you are here in this place (Esther 4:14 paraphrased)

    • I forgot to ask for prayers for my mom’s eyesight and my daughter to strengthen her faith. Thank you and God bless.

  33. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 This has gotten me through a lot of tough times including the diagnosis, testing, and surgery for a brain tumor. I pray for Denise that she feels the strength of her faith in Jesus Christ every day. I pray for her daughter, and all our children, who have strayed from the Lord. God loves them, may they come to know and feel His unconditional love.

  34. 2 Kings 4: 8-11, 14-16. This passage really resonated with me.

    Sometimes our own trivial things get in our way and we focus on the negative. All of us need to have grateful hearts and share our blessings so others know of our thankfulness. Spread your positivity.

  35. You have been enclosed me behind and before, and You have placed your hand upon me.
    Psalm 139:5 Amplified Version

  36. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” Matthew 7:7

  37. Asking for prayers that I find a new apartment in the next couple of months.

  38. In Courage,

    2 Chronicles 7:14 f my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Heard this verse several times in church today. I feel this country needs a revival. We need to get back to the foundation of “One Nation Under God”. We need to repent of our sins.

    Prayers for a friend, CoCo, who fell a while back & broke her elbow. She still isn’t able to get out on her own yet. Mother In Law , Marvella (88), fell last week. She stepped up on a stool to get something from cupboard & fell. She has UTI, inner ear infection, & balance issues.

    I’m praying for everyone here. Abba Father please send your healing touch, needed finances, your love, peace & comfort to everyone here. Guide & direct their steps. Give each of them a discerning heart & mind to know your will for their lives.


    Blessings 🙂

  39. Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit hope may abound in you. Romans 15:13

    • Claudia, I love that verse. Praying those words fill you to overflow with His Joy as others see the Holy Spirit abounding in your life. May He be your Jehovah Jireh your Great Provider to provide for all your needs.

  40. “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”

    Colossians 2:6-8

  41. Verse-“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

    Prayer request: church sistah whose husband is getting radiation for a brain tumor. Pray the radiation doesn’t leave lingering affects on his body. Pray for both to have stamina, comfort, courage & endurance.

    Praying for Claudia Batke

  42. I am praying for everyone and their families here. May the Lord Jesus Christ give you all the peace that surpasses all understanding.

    May the Lord Bless you and protect you, May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace, in Jesus Name, Amen.

  43. Happy Independence Day Holiday !

    Thank you for being my Sisters in Christ.

    “I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears.”
    Psalm 34:4

    I am so thankful to be able to take a College Course (Old Testament) Online. I hope I don’t get too concerned about making the best grades. It’s what I can do to improve my Christian Journey and my relationship with my Creator. Smile.

    Dear Lord I have a Prayer Request to see in others what You See and to see in myself what You destined for me. Please encourage the Ladies on this site with Your Wisdom, Strength and Peace from Day to Day as they learn to Love as You Love all of us.


    A Sister in Christ

  44. Proverbs 3:5-6
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. Acknowledge Him with all you heart and He will direct your path.

    Please pray I have anxiety and depression so bad…bless you!

  45. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.”
    ‭‭Jeremiah 29:11-14

    Holy Father thank you for your faithfulness in staying near Denise in her anxiety and depression. May she be comforted by your presence. And You are her healer, by Your blood, mercy and power strengthen her and restore her mind and body to full health.

    Holy Father, please bless me with success in favor in my new job. Expand my mind and strengthen my mind, body and health.

    Thank you Lord for hearing and answering our prayers. Amen

  46. Thankyou your words are always encouraging to me. They often help to set me on a good path at the start of the day. Please pray for my anxious heart, mind and body as recovering from loss during floods and displacement as a result of Covid. Needing a home in which there is belonging and strength and peace.

  47. That my relationship with my parents would be more relaxed . That they would trust me more. I am a 30 year old woman who has autism and I am more capable than they allow me to be . That they would let me make more of the decisions myself.

  48. “As you wait on God, serve him with joy and gladness.” Psalm 100:2

    I need a change in my job and career and I am becoming discouraged as I have not found any possibilities for a change. Praying for patience and trust in God’s timing.

    Georgiana, I prayed for you situation with your parents. May God guide you and give you peace.

  49. 1. A favorite verse: Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. “
    2. Prayer request: Please pray for my husband’s physical heath to be healed.
    3. I will pray for those who have given comments before me.

  50. Show me your ways ,Lord teach me your paths. Guide me in your truths and teach me. For you are God my Savior and my hope is in you all day long.
    Psalms 25: 4-5

    Prayer is needed for my sister. She struggles with mental illness and anxiety.

    Sending prayers for Donna’s husband. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around him and restore his body to perfect health.

    • Dear Linda, I have a 23 year old grandson who suffers with his mental health, anxiety and depression so I understand your struggle. When they are unstable it affects the whole family and takes an emotional toll in everybody else’s life. I will pray for you and your sister because as you well know there is nothing that we can do to help change the situation except pray.

  51. Ps 16:8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand I will not be shaken.

    Please pray for physical healing in my body. I have a chronic pain condition, a torn rotator cuff, frozen shoulder, pain in my hip, and there is always some other pains occurring all of which are so hard to live with. It all limits what I can do. I feel like my life is all about living with pain and I can’t do anything to enjoy life. So then the physical pain spills over to mental and emotional and spiritual pain too. I am tired of pain in my life. Thank you.

    I am praying for you ladies.

  52. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. Psalm 23:1 Is one of many of my favorite scripture. Prayer request for my family and caregivers of my family as we meet the challenging needs of our loved ones. May he keep you in perfect peace. Praying for all that have submitted prayer request, the individuals that made the request, the request, and those that responded to the request with prayer. Praying for you. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise His holy name.

  53. His Grace is made perfect in weakness 2 Corinthians 12:9
    My daughter has disorders eating and weight is dropping off her. We are waiting for medical help while she denies there is anything wrong. I struggled with bulimia when I was younger and all the insecurities are surfacing. Leaning heavily on His Grace and trusting that he loves her even more than I do.

    • I’m praying for you and your daughter…I’m praying God’s comfort on you both; I’m praying for the medical team who will guide you and your precious daughter. God loves you both more than you can ever imagine.

  54. For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, and love, and of sound mind.
    2 Timothy 1:7

    Having been in a car accident 2 weeks ago (car totaled, but no physical injuries, amazingly), I ask for prayer that I can release the fear of being in a car, especially as a passenger.

    • Praying that God will remove your anxiety related to getting in a car, especially as a passenger. He will give you his peace and clamness. When you are getting in a car, think of a special song that reminds you of God and his love for you. God’s got this. Sing it out or just sing it to yourself and focus your thoughts on Him and not on your situation. One of my favorites is At Your Name or My Jesus. I will continue to lift you up.

      • I understand you’re apprehension! I, too, was in a horrible car accident— sustained many serious injuries. It took quite a bit of time for me to feel brave behind the wheel. I’ll keep you in my prayers… Yes! Pray before you leave, sing and rejoice as you drive!
        You’ve got this! 🙂

  55. Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. my verse at baptism in 1988, He never fails to his word is true. When we carried our first child and got a diagnosis that meant our child would not be viable after birth, He was there until at 40 weeks we delivered and she lived for 20 minutes, we dedicated her to the Lord, she sighed and entered heaven. That was in 1991 and He is as faithful today as He was during that time. I praise God for His faithfulness, for never leaving or forsaking us.

  56. Those who fear the Lord are secure. He will be a refuge for their children.
    Proverbs 14:26

    Pray that my (4) adult children will know Him and He will know them, that they will lead their families to follow You. Amen. Amen.

    • Praying for your children, and their families to be filled with His Light and love!

  57. I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for Me? Jeremiah 32:27

  58. Colossians 3:13 clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, gentleness and patience. Forgive others as The Lord forgives us.

  59. Colossians 3:13 clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, gentleness and patience. Forgive others as The Lord forgives us.

    Praying my daughter will make God a priority , and return to her family.

  60. (KJV) Psalms 46: 10 Be still, and know that I am God:
    I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

    Pray for my child to be set free from the grips of sin.