Deidra Riggs
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Deidra is a national speaker and the author of Every Little Thing: Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are, and One: Unity in a Divided World. Follow Deidra on Instagram @deidrariggs

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  1. Deidra,
    Beautiful! Let us be builders of bridges…Amen! Praise that we, women, are designed to “rock the whole girlfriend thing!” Let’s do this…
    Praying for all my sisters here that God would hear the pleas and groans of their hearts and lavish the peace, grace, and comfort that only He can give. Today, crawl into the lap of Jesus and KNOW you are loved beyond measure. I’ll be praying for you…
    Blessings always,
    Bev xx

  2. Please pray for me and my battle of fear, anxiety and hopelessness that stems from complex PTSD. Please pray for the Lord and others to enter this fear with me, uphold me and strengthen me to do battle with courage so that it doesn’t consume me or pull me under.

    Thank you,

    • Lord, thank you that you are hearing this sister’s heart, inviting you into her fear and her pain. We ask today for healing of memories, healing of emotions, and a strong arm to reach out and take the grace you are offering her every. single. day. so that she will be able to do battle without surrendering to the despair she’s tempted by.

    • Praying for you sweet sister! Don’t fight this on your own, if you need meds take them and I don’t mean that in a bad way at all! I’ve been there with anxiety and I know, I am standing with you! God help Rebecca, lead her to find a way to manage and calm her anxiety and if that is medicine coupled with counselling show her and be with her every step of the way. In Jesus name, Amen

    • Rebecca,

      Lord please enter into the fear, anxiety & hopelessness Rebecca has. Heal her & bring a sense of hope & peace to her weary soul. Send someone to help her along this journey. I come boldly to the throne of grace asking for you to show Rebecca how to handle these trials. Make it known if she needs meds, counseling or both. Help rid her of all the past issues she is carrying around. Thank you for hearing & answering my prayers. In Jesus Name I pray AMEN!


  3. Grateful for this loving community–and for you, Deidra! I’ve missed your voice and your face here!
    Praying for you right this minute that you will have courage and deep assurance of God’s leading in your life; that he will gift you with perseverance for conveying the message he has given you to share with the world; that your heart would be filled with joy in the process and peace with the questions.

  4. Our Lord went to Cross to take away all that fear etc. It not easy to leave things at the foot of the cross come to God in prayer. Even after that then ask a trusted friend or person to pray with us to help us get over what ever we are going through. It could take time. Sometimes when I am having a bad day myself. I just pray the Lords Prayer. Thank God he give me another day to be alive in his beautiful world. I then stop and say to myself I am alive God loves me there are people and things a whole lot worse than mine. God is good all the time and All the time God is good. I then start praying for thoes people alot worse of than me. That God puts in my mind. Say thank you God I can love them through my prayers. So stop Grumbling and thank God you are alive to enjoy another beautiful day in his beautiful world he has given me to live in. Thank you for this beautiful reading. It really spoke to me. Love Dawn God Bless xxx

    • Thank you, Dawn! I like “ So stop Grumbling and thank God you are alive to enjoy another beautiful day in His beautiful world He has given me to live in”. Also, let us all pray for the need of this nation to revive!

  5. My Dear Sistah, Deidra,
    I thank you for so lovingly and spiritually offering this beautiful prayer. I’m sure I speak for so many others, the expressions of our souls. With Mother’s Day coming up and with your permission, I would love to share with the Sistahs of my Church. Very timely!
    God’s Peace Be You,

  6. Since I got out of an abusive relationship, it’s been a nightmarish court battle with my daughter’s father. I wrestle with so much fear – fear that I won’t be able to support us, fear of his presence in her life, fear about making bad decisions…But, I know that God has a good plan for our lives. Please pray that I am able to release the fear and control to trust in God.

    • Elizabeth,
      You know that I know this path you journey…Praying that the Lord’s perfect love will cast out your fears right now. Tell the enemy to get behind you because Christ is FOR you! He will fight the battle for you, you need only to be still. May He draw near and comfort you when fear and anxiety begin to swell. He will walk with you THROUGH this valley to the other side!! I promise…
      Blessings, prayers, and ((hugs)),
      Bev xo

    • Elizabeth,

      Praying for you sweet sister!! Asking God to send His perfect peace which transcends all understanding. God in His perfect timing & way will fight for you. He will go before & behind you. He is constantly protecting you. Asking for the fear to be released & for calm to come to your weary soul. Psalm 23: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will FEAR NO EVIL for Thou art WITH ME. Thy rod & thy staff they comfort me!! Asking God to guide your decision making & help you to trust Him more fully.


  7. Thank you Deidra! Loved this part, “Let the love of Christ dwell in us richly. Let it overwhelm us and flow through us so that light overcomes the darkness in our homes, our communities, our schools, our workplaces, our churches, and our cities and towns.
    When we come to the end, Lord, let there be no regret about the lessons You taught us. Let there be no doubt that it was worth it. Let us be thankful that You didn’t let us settle for small and easy love.”

    Lifting up prayers for your hopeful words to be shared today. Lifting up prayers for Bev and Rebecca. XOOXXO

  8. Please pray for my son. He have an interview tomorrow for a job. He has been applying for a job for a long time. I pray that the Lord gives him grace in front of other people. And it is God’s will that he get this job. Thank you for your support in prayer.

    • Lord, please calm Marian’s son heart & mind so that when he enters this job interview he is able to speak the answers that you want him too. Give her son your wisdom. If this is where you want him Lord Jesus you will open the door so wide there is no doubt. In your name Lord,Amen.

    • Marian,


      Marian’s son had a job interview on May 3. I pray you calmed his nervousness & helped him do good. Asking that grace be given in this situation. Lord He’s been looking for a job for a while. Please give him the one you want him to have. Make it known where he is to work & help him bloom there.

      Blessings 🙂

  9. Finding this community of women along with the friends and family who have shown up for me in prayer during this season in my life has truly shown God has blessed me an incredible army of love.
    Thank you all for being my army of love & prayers even though you may never have known.

  10. Rebecca,
    I have never walked where you are walking, my walk has been learning to live the adventure of life with Meniere’s Disease. When the last symptom manifested and took me out of the syndrome and into the disease the two strong surgeons who had taught me that far told me, “you will always have Meniere’s. It doesn’t go away. It may give you a reprieve now and then, maybe a day, maybe an hour but you will always have it. It will not kill you, but there will be days when you wish it would. Hold to this; yes, you’ll always have it, BUT you don’t have to let it have you!”

    I did have those days, but not in a number of years now. My two youngest children, nearly 53 now, have lived their entire lives with my adventure. Meniere’s is always in my days because of the way I’ve had to learn to have it, while not letting it have me. God has taught me so very many things and at 85 years I am a much nicer woman than years ago when I was young and just learning to walk with God. My heart trouble has replaced the Meniere’s as the thing I walk with but I am stronger and I choose to live in joy every day of my life.

    I pray for you, dear Rebecca, that you will not allow PTSD to have you! Walk in His strength and He will lift you up and carry you through. He is always near. I held onto Isaiah 43: 1-2. “But now, oh (Use your name) Rebecca, the Lord who created you says: “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. 2 “when you go through deep waters and great trouble I will be with you.” It kept me strong because I knew that He was walking with me THROUGH it all, and when we came out on the far bank of the river The LORD of Glory was every bit as wet as I was; He has never left me alone. I will pray for you every day Rebecca.

  11. Praying fir Marion’s son on his interview, as well as Sara and all of you sisters in Christ! …

    Diedra , thank you so much for sharing this beautiful prayer with us all and may we all continue to be the light for others.

  12. I’m so stirred by this prayer. Thank you, Deidra! I’m praying for all you (in)courage sisters today. May God meet you in this moment and fill your heart with deep assurance of His love and courage to love others boldly.

  13. Thanks for your beautiful prayers. I stand in agreement with you that we will shed light on the darkness. I plead the blood of Jesus on all of you and your family.

  14. I pray that my family and friends will someday accept Christ. I also pray for those the world over who are suffering from unspeakable violence and tragedy. And I prey for those who don’t get the help they need in our society, and in the world.

  15. I’m struggling with anxiety and depression and an autoimmune disease that seem like they could swallow me at any moment. I know God’s faithfulness as He has saved me from darker moments than this. But I’m in a place where I have never been so miserable in my job as I am currently and new doors don’t seem to open up. I’m also a graduate student at UNCC and I’m really struggling with how to handle emotionally what our campus has gone through this week. For the profession I’m in and for the nonprofit volunteer work and training I do, I feel like I should be better equipped at handling all of this than I am and I’m very clearly not. But I don’t know the way out or the coping mechanism for what all I have on my shoulders tonight.

    • Lord Jesus, please come alongside L. in a way that she recognizes your presence and hears your voice. Spirit, strengthen this sister and bring healing and relief from her anxiety and depression. Help her to know that she is loved and seen and known by you. Bring people into her life to support her during this difficult season. Breathe life and hope into her soul. Help her to not only cope, but to thrive. Thank you for being near. Amen. xx

  16. Deidre,

    Thank you for the great prayer for our sister girlfriends. Praying for you Deidre that God will help ignite your passion. May He guide you as you get your message out to the world.

    My in-laws are not doing well. FIL has Stage III bladder cancer. He was to have a biopsy of a cyst on top of the bladder. Tried to scope it & to much pain, plus started bleeding. Had CT scan last week & no results now. When results are in they will try to biopsy it again. He has other health issues as well (91). MIL has multiple health issues including vertigo. She has fallen down 3 times in last few months. Worried she will break a bone.

    Good church friend Coco will be having shoulder surgery May 21st for the 4th or 5th time. This one is to undo & redo the original surgery. Praying for speedy recovery & no major issues. She is also experiencing back pain. Asking God to relieve that. She has dealt with shoulder for over 4+ years now. Please God heal this wonderful woman.

    Praying for everyone here. May God send healing, financial relief, jobs, whatever you need. Asking for peace & comfort in all your lives. Thank you for hearing & answering our prayers Jesus.

    Blessings 🙂