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  1. My husband & I have the challenge & great blessing of teaching the 4-5th grade Sunday school class each Sunday. This morning I will be “on my own” as hubs is fighting a bad cold. Yes I’d appreciate prayers that the kiddos will be attentive & engaged yet praise God I am in the position of really not being on my own as God Himself is with me! Always true but I get a tangible lesson of the truth of it this morning. Thank You Lord for Your presence! May you each have tangible lessons of His mercy & grace today as well! Blessings (((0)))

    • Jesus, be especially near Ruth and her students this morning. Speak to each of them as only You can. Fill her classroom with Your Spirit and may love, peace, grace, and forgiveness flow through each one present.

      • A follow up on how God specifically showed up in our class today. We were playing a review game over the last quarter of lessons Exodus thru Ruth. One space on the game board asked the connection between the Passover lamb & Jesus. 2 players in a row landed on that space & succinctly explained the blood of a perfect lamb foreshadowed the blood of The Perfect Lamb of God. Third child also landed on the space but said “pass I don’t know”. I asked him if he just didn’t want to participate or if he’d not been listening to his classmates that he didn’t have the answer. He said a combo of the 2 options. Stab to this teacher’s heart. This child brings a sketch pad rather than his Bible to church every week & is frequently talking about some film or TV show. Toward the end of class I gave him the opportunity to recite the 10 commandments for a reward. I was doubtful he could do it. He didn’t have them in perfect order or word perfect but he had them down cold as to God’s intent of how to honor Him & treat others. God’s Word does not go out void even to distracted, disinterested little boys! TYJ!!!

  2. A prayer that as I age & perhaps difficulties arise, that my faith will always remain strong & my trust in the goodness of God radiate to those around me.

    • Dear God, I lift Sharon up to your comfort and peace, knowing that you give her your strength that will see her through this season of life and the changes and challenges that may bring. May she know her faith is a shining testament to your glory. Amen

    • Lord, make Your presence known to Sharon. We thank you that you are with us always, even in the difficulties that come with aging. Help her turn her worries and anxieties over to You. Father, You know each hair on our heads and each situation we are going through in our bodies. You do what is best for us, even if we don’t understand it at the time. Draw Sharon close to each day and give her guidance, helping her trust You with each new ache and pain. Thank you, Lord, that You never leave us. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen

      • Lord Jesus, I understand what Sharon is saying because I am in a similar situation. I ask You Lord to give Sharon grace for each day. Reveal Your presence to her as she spends time with you. As Sharon reads Your word, give her revelation and understanding so she may be strengthened both spiritually, emotionally and physically. Assure her of Your promises and that You are the Rock of our salvation. We love You Jesus!

  3. I’m trying every way to set things right to sense Gods guidance but a recent venture didnt turn out the way I prayed for , despite praying for months and being so sure it was from God.Now I doubt if God really cares to even bless me at all

    • Jo, I am sorry your venture didn’t work out the way you wanted…but some things that seem so bad, turn out to be so good! You have to trust God’s answers and His timing. God loves to bless You! Look around, do you have a roof over your head, food to eat, running water? Do you have eyes that see, ears that hear, a heart that beats? There are so many blessings from God to thank Him for! Because one prayer wasn’t answered the way you wanted, doesn’t mean it wasn’t a blessing. Pray for God’s Will to be done, not your own. God always has your best interest in His loving and faithful heart.
      Proverbs 3:5&6 TRUST in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge HIM, and HE shall direct thy paths.
      I am praying for you, Jo, that you will see, hear, and know, that God is blessing you every minute of every day. The next breath, your next heartbeat, is a blessing from God! The words you shared here today, is a blessing. You can reach out in a text, you can read, write, think…all these are blessings. God is constantly blessing you and His blessings never end! Praise His Holy Name! God loves you!! That alone, is the greatest blessing of all!

      • Amen! Thank you so much dear. I’m encouraged! You are right, in fact yesterday Sunday sermon was about the same words you mentioned… eyes to see,heart thy beats . Even writing and reading Gods word is a great blessing.

    • Lord and Heavenly Father,

      I ask that you give Jo wisdom and discernment when hearing your voice. May she “…hear a word behind [her], saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when [she turns] to the right or when [she turns] to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21)

      May she be guided by the Holy Spirit in all of her decisions. I pray that you would remove the doubt in her mind – that you don’t care to bless her – and replace it with the truth that you are for her and not against her. Please give her hope for the future and fill her with a deep sense of your love. May your blessing rest upon her today and always.

      In Jesus’ name, Amen.

      “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favour and honour; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.”
      – Psalm 84:11-13

      • For Jo, “Now may the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing so that hope may abound in you by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

    • Jo,

      So sorry the venture didn’t work out. God does care to bless you. He has reasons the venture didn’t go well. He answered your prayer with a no or maybe later. Try not to get to discouraged. Trust in God always for He has your best interest at heart. Like Kathy said do you have food to eat, money in bank, car to drive, roof over your head then God has blessed you. Plus you have a home in Heaven & eternity with Jesus. What more could anyone want Again I’m sorry your venture didn’t work as you planned.

      Blessings 🙂

  4. Our youngest son (age 3) died in terrible accident on January 30. I miss him fiercely. We’ve also had to move since then. I need strength to live our new normal. We need routines. We need quiet and predictability. We need to unpack and settle. Our Christian counselor says the deep healing will begin in the calm and quiet. I’m married and have three living kids ages 8, 6, 4. I know God is close to the broken-hearted.

    • Vanessa, I cannot imagine the pain you and your family are going through. But God does. I will be praying that God’s will surround you with His mighty love and comfort you in your grief. We don’t understand why some things in life happen, but God does. I am so very sorry for the loss of your child and my prayers for healing and comfort are with you.

    • Vanessa, I’m so sorry about your son. I can’t begin to imagine your grief. I pray you feel the grace, peace, and comfort of God in the difficult days ahead. Do not expect to much too soon. Grief is a journey and it takes as long as is takes. I pray God shows you glimpses of joy each day even as you walk this often lonely road.

    • Oh Vanessa – the pain of your child’s death is so excruciating. I KNOW how hard this is. Our first child was stillborn, she would have been 41 this summer. My heart breaks so much for you. I pray that you cry out to and allow God to walk with you in your grief, that your whole family is able to talk about your family is able to talk about your son, their brother and each has the space, time and love of each other to grieve in their own way and time. I have found Grief Share to be an amazing ministry that is very helpful in the process of grieving. Also Faith’s Lodge is a place that is dedicated to support those who have lost a child. Huge hugs sweet sister and so many prayers

    • Dearest Vanessa, my heart is heavy for you as I read about the loss of your baby boy, but I pray that our God of all comfort will comfort you as only He can. I know that mere words cannot express how much you miss him, but I’m sure you know that Jesus is holding him closely and that you will be with him again in glory! May our God of all comfort you, encourage your heart and be the Lifter of your head and fill your heart with peace! The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord!

      • Dearest Vanessa, my heart aches for you my dear sister. My son David passed away on Mother’s Day six years ago. And I miss him every day. Only God is able and was able to comfort you and me in our grief. Comfort Vanessa and her family Lord as You are the God of comfort. Be patient with yourself Vanessa. Grief is a process and God knows what we need every day. Cry out to Him for He hears you and will answer you. I encourage you to search for a grief support group. He is close to the brokenhearted and those who are crushed in spirit. I love you dear sister.

    • Vanessa,

      Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Jesus feels your pain, anguish grief. Jehovah Nacham you are the God of comfort. Please come near to Vanessa & her family. Comfort them with y our loving, caring arms. Help them deal with the death of a super young 3 yr. old son. Give them strength & wisdom to carry on with their new normal. Send them routines, quiet & predictability. Send people to comfort & assist them any way they can. AMEN

      Blessings 🙂

  5. Prayers for my Dad and my family, my mom passed in January and my dad had a knee replacement and is in so much pain.

  6. I pray that you know God will see you thru this. As I say a lot Gods way or our wants are not like his. But his is always better. Trust something good will come out of it. I pray I will stay strong and can show people Jesus

  7. Pray for Andre who is in prison. Pray for comfort and a deeper relationship with God. And an early release.

  8. Pray that my children & grands embrace the truth in God’s Word, returne to their 1st love, and desire to serve Him in His church.

  9. Pray for my son who is an addict and our family who is greatly affected by this as all families are. For the safety and the strength to break his addiction and turn to God for direction.

  10. Prayer for endurance, strength, wisdom, patience, unity and loving kindness for my family as we care for our father in his declining health.

  11. Dear Lord, I pray for all of the needs mentioned here today. There are so many deeply hurting, and I ask that You come to each of them, give them Your peace and comfort. Lord, we ask for healing, comfort, guidance, and for You to make a way where there seems to be no way. Holy Spirit, please fill each with peace, love and joy, and may they always remember that You are right there with them. Thank You for this opportunity to encourage one another, and I pray blessings on each person here today! Amen

    • Judyc, I will join you in this prayer for everyone today. This is a most beautiful prayer to pray…may God bless you for your prayers for others and for your beautiful heart.

    • Lord, this morning allow Jill to lean on the words of Jeremiah 17:14 “Heal me O Lord, and I will be healed….” allow Jill and her family to lean on you during this time, strengthen them as they walk with their family member. May the family member seek and receive healing in Jesus name, Amen!

  12. Thank you, Lord, that You are right here with us. You hear our cries. I echo and agree in prayer with Judy for You to make a way where there seems no way in all of our prayers. Holy God, do what only You can do. I pray this in Jesus holy name. Amen

  13. My husband and I have been married for 20 years, I have always carried the financial weight for our family. With a child in college (4 states away) the financial strain is becoming too much. I am currently questioning my love for my husband, because right now all I feel is anger and animosity.

  14. I pray, like Rebecca, for a way to be made for all of the prayers offered here by your faithful, Lord, and especially Judy’s family member to be blessed with improvement of her mental health.
    I ask for healing of my two sons’ wounded hearts and give thanks for what you are doing to heal them.

  15. Pray that the Lord will continue to strengthen me to keep coming after Him and making Him my #1 priority in my life. I am a wife and mother of 3 adults kids, 2 having disabilities, and I now caretake for my older sister who recently had some strokes. I need the Lord so much right now!!!

  16. Prayers for discernment as I step into a new relationship with someone I met at church. If this is for me, I ask for God’s blessing and direction. If this isn’t for me, I pray my heart will be protected. I want so much to get this one right and to believe God still has someone for me.

  17. Pray for our prodigal son to come to himself and repent, give himself fully to the Lord.

    • Barb: lifting you up in prayer and for God to bring your son home to you and to give your heart peace and rest. My prayer is that God will not only lead your son home to you but that God will create in him a new heart as well.

  18. For my family
    For my son, who is going through a divorce, and his ex-wife is making up, lies upon lies to make him look like a bad person
    I pray today that we can feel the Holy Spirit fill our hearts and know that everything will be OK

    • Marianne,

      Abba Father please help Marianne’s son. Help them feel the Holy Spirit filling their hearts. Guide & direct their steps as the son is trying to divorce his wife. Make a way for them to be at peace & calm about this.

      Blessings 🙂

  19. Pray for my family that is experiencing the flu, as one gets better another one comes down with it.

  20. Going through medical tests that the Drs say could lead to a not so serious diagnosis all the way up to a severe form of blood cancer. The waiting between tests and appointments is so very hard. I also am the primary caregiver to my 91 year old precious Momma. So much fear and anxiety that I am trying to lay at Gods feet.

    • Father I pray that you would reach down and touch Stella. Give her strength for the journey. I thank you that her diagnosis is good because of your shed blood on Calvary. I pray that this time of being a caretaker is filled with joy and happiness as you also give her times of rest when she’s weary. Thank you for your faithfulness Father! In Jesus name, amen!

  21. Please pray that the promise God spoke over my life would come to pass soon. It has been almost a year and a half and I am growing weary in the wait, thank you

    • Heavenly Father we thank you that you are not slack with your promises and gifts towards us. Second Corinthians 1:20 reminds us that all of your promises are yes and amen. I ask you to wrap your arms around Stacey and give her strength for the race you have set before her. Stacey, I pray when you feel weary that you will rest in his promises knowing God’s timing is perfect and He’s not forgotten about you and He never will. In Jesus name, amen!

  22. I join with each of you in prayer for healing, restoration, and grief for loss, God love endures in all that we face. We have to keep believing in faith that all things will work together for good,

    Please pray for my granddaughter who will soon be 13 and for my daughter who is doing her best to lead and guide her on the right path. She is struggling like a lot of kids do at this age with a bad attitude, misbehaving in school, not being honest and just making bad decisions. I pray that this too shall pass and that she will learn to listen, make wise choices, and do what is right. I pray for patience for my daughter as she parents during this season and realizes that joy comes in the morning, and it will not always be this hard.

    • Dear Father I want to lift up Mary J’s granddaughter. Will You please come protect her in this time. I pray for wisdom for her parents and also for Mary in this time. I pray that the granddaughter will find You and learn to love You with all her heart. May she discover that You care deeply about the details of her life and that she can give everything to You. Show her that what the world promises is empty, come rescue her from the path she is on and from the temptations that is so common but difficult at her age. Surround her with good friends, and people that will listen well and love her well but also speak the truth. Give her parents and Mary patience and hope in the process. In Jesus name, Amen.

  23. I am really struggling with depression currently and not having energy for work and friendships and all I have to and want to do. I know this won’t last forever but it is a hard season to be in and would like to ask for prayer for healing and patience while I wait for God in this.

    • I too suffer with depression. I’m sorry the world is so broken, but so is God. Heplans to end this madness. Take heart and know that He is God. I’m praying for you.

      • Thank you very much! I am so sorry that you experience depression too, praying for you and your struggle with depression too.

    • Oh dear Barbara, I understand what you are going through so well as I have gone through long seasons of depression and anxiety myself. The Lord has always brought me through and He will bring you through also. I am praying for you!!!

  24. Please pray for David, my husband to become rooted in the word and soil that is fertile and produces fruit.

    • Charlene I will pray for you and your husband. This is a hard season for a lot of believers. We feel bombarded on all fronts.

  25. My widowed sister has lived with me for the past 10 years. She survived breast cancer over 10 years ago but we have just recently discovered that her cancer is back. At the moment we do not know what type, what stage, how extensive. I am trying to process all the information, the immediate care, long-term care, financial aspects, etc. It’s a lot and I am overwhelmed. I still work and need to keep working as I am the primary bread-winner of my family. Please pray for peace, rest, grace to her and myself.

    • Lifting you and your Sister up in prayer for God’s healing, provision, and peace. My heart goes out to you Vivian and to your Sister ❤️ I will be praying for you as often as God brings you to my thoughts.

  26. Plz Pray for me to have a closer walk with the Lord, and for the salvation of my family.

  27. Please pray for my son (who is 28) that he would choose a Godly bride. He has been dating a Christian gal for some time. She is pressuring him to get married. I’m just prayerful for God’s perfect Will.

    • I will pray for your son Lisa. Marrying the right person at the right time can be such a huge blessing in one’s life. God knows who that person is for each of us. As a mom it is hard to sit back and watch, but we must trust that God sees and knows all. We are attached to them with our hearts, we don’t want to see theirs broken.

  28. I am traveling aboard for the first time as a widow. Scared of doing all the things that are my fear factors alone. I also need to choose between a job that has a love/ high stress factor and a brand new job with many new and exciting stretching.

    • Heavenly Father, I pray for Kay and her loved ones. Guide her as she leads her loved ones to You that they may receive You as their Lord and Savior. In Your Precious Name I pray, Amen.

  29. I ask for prayers of healing for the painful arthritis in my feet and hands and for the healing of my stomach issues. I ask for prayer for the relief of the huge burden of debt I am carrying.

  30. Please pray that my mind be favorably renewed regarding God’s ways with the wicked who seem to succeed more and more against the defenseless. I’m a believer but my belief was so challenged last evening that I feared for my very soul. These episodes with doubt and uncertainty with God’s ways are at their worst at night. We all say prayer changes things but more evidence is desired on larger scales. I find myself trying to validate with scripture the need to trust in his ways but can’t seem to settle sometimes that the end and process are sometimes brutal even for believers. The anticipation for the harm that might come weighs heavy and I despise myself for my angry reaction versus faith reaction. I feel there is nothing I can do but resign myself to the uncertainty that is. I don’t know how to embrace joyful moments when I see and hear about the suffering and brutality in the lives of others.

  31. Please pray for our Women’s ministry group. I am co-chair with a young woman who struggles with issues of being forced to go to Church as a young person, however Her father was the Pastor. So, I’m unsure how she expected she would not be expected to attend. She tends to cuss in meetings as well. She has only been attending our Church for 2 years. I’m trying to be open in working with younger Women, but I’m really struggling with her. Please pray for wisdom in this situation. Thank you.

  32. My husband’s and daughter’s health challenges. My husband will be having his second of three surgeries in a couple weeks. My daughter’s still yet to be diagnosed medical condition since 2020.
    Thank you!

    • Areum, I pray that the Holy Spirit will speak strongly in you to help you see where your gifts from God can best be put to use. God bless.

  33. Thank you (in)courage for being able to share in a Community of believers. I ask prayers for a peaceful death For my mother and a return to a stronger faith in God and all His Son did and does for us for my daughter.
    Thank you, and God bless all

  34. Praying for peace in your current situation. We have to continue to stand in the gap for our children and grandchildren for God to move mightily for their salvation.

  35. Please pray that God pulls me up out of the pit of sadness and hopelessness. Also pray please that I forgive those who are hard to forgive. Thank you for your prayers! Praying over your requests. ❤️

    • Stephanie,

      Praying for the God of all hope to fill you with His joy and peace as well as love in these times. And for Jesus’s help to be able to forgive others. May you be deeply blessed.

  36. I pray for all the women here with their struggles God. You know all the intimate details. Thank You that You love each one personally and nothing is unknown to You. I ask for prayer as I have been in a season of anxiety and depression, getting counselling, and praying every day. I know God is with me, I get discouraged. My husband is a narcissist, and it can back fire, in my healing. I pray for the peace that surpasses all understanding. That God would provide the support & encouragement I lack.

  37. I am praying for all who have written here with such heartbreaking situations! I pray our God of all comfort meet with each one and meet every need! I ask for prayer for our grandson who is going through a very difficult time. He and his mom lived with us for 15 years. My husband and I taught him about Jesus and he received the Lord and was baptized at 6 years old. He was born illegitimate and has no earthly father. We did the best we could and still do, but he is going through a tough time……on the same day he got braces and fell and fractured his left arm. I fear he is struggling in his faith and sense of identity. Thank you all for your prayers for our precious grandson.

  38. Please pray that I can trust God’s good plans for me and that He has only the best intentions. And also against bitterness and resentment towards those who trigger me.

  39. I ask for prayers for my husband. He knows the Lord but he is carrying around 60 yrs of bitterness that he can’t see the Lord. Plus physical pain from a herniated disk & hip pain, that he will not let Drs treat unless he gets Rx pain pills for 1st

  40. My mother’s short term memory is progressively getting worse. I pray for guidance as to how to deal with this.
    I pray for my daughter is away from God that she may come back to Him.

  41. God has given me Psalm 103 v 3 for all those with any kind of sickness and disease. In incourage and the reader’s and their Families too. I like the first 5 verses of it. When I am not well or my Husband not well or my Family or Friends. I stand on the promises of God’s world. Pray to God. I tell God and no one else. Unless God tell me to get prayer for my health problems and if my Husband is not well. Other than I go directly to God. Trust him and his word in prayer. For all my Health problems and if my Husband not well. Thank goodness my Husband not sick to often. I go on with my Health and trust God no matter what. Even though I have seizures now and then not that often and have to take seizure tablets for them. I think like this. I not in Hospital I can walk and I can go to do my Dad’s Home Help Monday to Friday. My Dad is 83. Not saved pray for his Salvation. I greatful to our Lord for that and every day he wakes me up to enjoy another day in his Beautiful world to do that. He watches over me gives me the strength to everything I need to do. I know there are alots of people worse of than me. So I have alot to thank God for. I stop saying God thank you. For being my Saviour for taking care of me. Even if I didn’t take a seizure that day. I get over it with a bit of rest. The next day I am ok. I keep you incourage in my prayers too. Love you all in Christ so much. If don’t see you this side of earth see you all in Glory one day. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little Enniskillen Co.Fermanagh N.Ireland. Xxx

  42. Please pray for peace, comfort, strength, and healing for my grown daughter who has been almost completely house-bound for 8 years now. She wants so badly to go back to work and to participate in life with friends and family. Thank God keeping her safe and loving her. Thank you for your prayers.

  43. Please pray for my church in transition and the wake that has been left – healing , patience and peace.

  44. Praying with Michelle for her church and church family. Changes are not usually easy and often time cause division. May the decisions made by those in authority come through the wisdom of the Lord.

    I’m asking prayers for my son, Matt, who has been without permanent employment for 5 months. We are a faith-filled family and know the Lord will provide. It is just hard to watch someone you love struggle through all this. Praying his goodness and talents will be recognized soon by a prospective employer.

  45. My sister is an alcoholic and lost her son to it in Sept. Concerned I am going to lose her too. She is in really bad shape and no one can get through to her.She has had 3 falls recently due to it.She was “saved” as a child,but it also saves drunkards don’t enter the kingdom of heaven.Also my children are the same way as far as they were “saved” as kids and have totally gone away……Were they ever really saved????????????????? We don’t have time to waste with everything lining up for the end and of course no one knows when their time is. Have been praying for years for them and others in my family that aren’t saved. Please stand with me for a miracle for ALL of them please! Thank you!
    Be blessed back!

  46. Precious and mighty God, I pray for Pam and those she loves, that Pam will know Your Peace that passes all understanding as she stands in the gap for her family. I pray also that you give her Your strength to continue in this ministry You have entrusted to her, and increase her faith and bless her with the answers she seeks, to see her family turn back to You, the only true God, and the God of Healing and miracles.
    Thank you Lord, that you hear her prayers, that Your ways are way beyond our understanding, that Your hands are big enough to hold this world that You created, and everything in it.
    Lord we praise and thank You for the answers as yet unseen.
    This we ask boldly in the name of Your Precious Son, Jesus, our Lord, and our Saviour, Redeemer, and Healer.

  47. Please pray for J, that she too may return to the faith she once professed, to God, who loves her unconditionally and who so desires to heal her broken and hurting heart
    Thank you

  48. Lord, I just first off want to come to you with many thanks. You are a good God.
    Also, I want to pray for all the people before in the comments with their heavy hearts and needs. I pray that you be there for whatever need for them.
    I also ask for prayers for me and my family as the majority of us deal with chronic pain, whether it be localized in the knees, back, hip or with headaches. I pray for healing from all that pain and restore and strengthen the muscles in our bodies.
    Once again, thank you Lord and help us to always follow you faithfully.
    In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

  49. Recently another mass was found on my husband who has battled cancer twice now. Though in past 2yrs he has found & given his life to Jesus. His faith is still new & immature & at the moment struggling. Please pray this turns out to hopefully be nothing but if it shld that the Lord will gv peace to his heart and calm to his mind. And strength to our family of 2 small children to walk through this season once again.

  50. Thank you…please pray for salvation for my husband, children and grandchildren…plus healing for dementia, colds hanging on, flu, asthma for them!
    Safety and favour for family travelling over the next 3 weeks!
    God’s Blessings and answered prayers abounding!

  51. I’ve been having a hard time for a while. After about 16 months of stressful events of varying intensity, my body, mind, and spirit are just so weary and done. I’ve had anxiety for a long time anyway, but this is the worst I’ve ever felt. There is no peace, no relief from it. The physiological effects are wearing me down. I feel so disconnected and lonely. And even with my friends that I have, I have been totally bearing the burden alone. I don’t have any friends who just sit with me in all of this mess. I’m feeling quite hopeless, and afraid that there is no relief. I also have some things going on with my body that I don’t know whether they are attributable solely to anxiety or if there is a more sinister reason, and because things anxiety I’ve struggled with most of my life is based on health-related things, this has been an ongoing nightmare on top of everything else. I just feel so numb and lost. The walls are up and I’m afraid to let them down. I just continue to get hurt. I do keep trying to keep my eyes on the Lord, but he seems to be either silent or speaking quietly enough that I’m not able to hear. Please just pray for me. I don’t even know what to specifically ask to be prayed for / about, I just know that without God working in my life I don’t see how I’m going to get through this. Thank you

    • Dearest Amber, I am praying for you. Hold on!!! The Lord WILL bring you through all of this!!! He is with you whether you believe it or not and whether you feel it or not. He has been faithful to bring me through many hard situations and He will bring you through too. He promised to never leave us nor forsake us!

  52. Please pray that I can be healed. Been sick from cold n flu for more than 2 weeks and tummy upset. Thank you for this opportunity to post my request. Thank you for praying.

  53. I have been estranged from my husband for 10 months. Tomorrow we are scheduled to go to couples’ therapy. I pray for God’s will to be clear as to the direction it takes.

  54. Please pray for my friend (and her 90 year old husband) who is struggling with a mental breakdown

    • Lord, Heavenly Father, I pray that you would help Nancy’s friend wi is struggling with a mental breakdown. I ask that you bring comfort and peace into her life. I pray that You would lift up her husband and help him to be strong and care for her as best as he can. Help Nancy to be a good friend in her time of need. Amen

  55. Please pray for my students (I teach middle school special education) and me as we start state & district testing this week. PSAT is Wednesday for my 8th graders. There’s also some tension between me and two of my 8th grade boys.

  56. Requesting prayers for my husband suffering from painful knees and facing a difficult decision regarding surgical intervention. Praying for wisdom in the decision and God’s will to be done.

  57. Pray for My dad who is in the end stages battling 2 cancers. For my mom who has memory loss issues & for my sister & me as we navigate all of this. Help us to love well, make wise & clear decisions & for strength & health in the midst of it. ❤️

    • I pray for Jesus to carry you thru all of this. May you daddy have peace and just feel loved

  58. Please pray that my two sons hearts will soften and they Will reconcile their differences and speak again and not make our family as two instead of one.

  59. Praying for our church family and our church building. We are a small church, and have been doing construction for several years on a building we purchased quite a long time ago. There is so much work to be done, and our small congregation is so very faithful. We cannot wait to be able in the future to move into our own building, and continue in new ways to serve God and our community. There is a lot that is still required; and it has been many years so if you could pray with me for open doors, strength, perseverance, patience and for us to remember that this is HIS house, and all will happen in HIS perfect timing. Thank you so much sisters!

  60. Please pray for my husband to find salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord and savior.

    • I pray that your husband will find salvation and that you will be the one that helps lead him to it. God put you with him for a reason and that very reason is what could save his soul. I will continue to be in prayer for you and him as well.

    • I pray for wisdom and guidance and that the Holy Spirit cast a light of truth over your life. I pray for discernment to see what is good and what is not. I pray that you be surrounded by truth seekers that help you to stay on the path God has for your life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

    • Dear God,

      I bring Donna before You and I thank You for being with her in these hard moments. I ask that You would be her consolation and strength in her heartache and sorrow.

      Lord, wrap her in Your loving embrace, providing comfort in moments of despair. Help her navigate through the stages of grief, and in time, find a way to heal and make peace with her loss. May she find solace in cherished memories and hope in the promise of Your continual presence and love.

      In Jesus’ name, amen.

  61. I pray for wisdom, favor and opportunities for a job after a long season of hardships. The Lord helped me overcome depression, anxiety, overthinking, helped me grow through heartbreak, grief and trauma, but I still have a gap of some years in my curriculum. I want to find a job where I can honor and glorify God with my work. Thank you!

    • Please pray for my husband and his career as he is the sole provider for our family and has had very bad news with regard to his career. At the same time, I am trying to build a business and have mental roadblocks. We are both scared because of recent events and are struggling with depression. Also, we’re trying to hide anything scary from our children. We feel like we’ve taken the steps of faith we should have, but now wondering if we made huge mistakes and we are not hearing from God. Feels like we have been dropped into nothingness. Our faith is shaken.

    • Dear God,
      Thank you for bringing Melania through depression and anxiety and overthinking. Thank you for helping her grow through her grief. Lord, she’s worried that she has gaps because of the season hardship. She just wants to find a job that she loves and that glorifies You. God, we look to You to provide everything! We look to You to give Melania favor & wisdom to see the opportunities that are from You. We trust Your provision and we ask you to move swiftly to encourage and offer hope to Melania. Please give her peace. Give her Your divine encouragement Lord, and guide her every step so she stays within your plan and purpose for her life. Thank you God. Thank you for all of these things in Jesus’s name, Amen.

  62. Please pray for my husband and his career as he is the sole provider for our family and has had very bad news with regard to his career. At the same time, I am trying to build a business and have mental roadblocks. We are both scared because of recent events and are struggling with depression. Also, we’re trying to hide anything scary from our children. We feel like we’ve taken the steps of faith we should have, but now wondering if we made huge mistakes and we are not hearing from God. Feels like we have been dropped into nothingness. Our faith is shaken.

    • Heavenly Father,

      I pray for Ginger’s husband and I ask that You provide clarity in his choices, ensuring that each step he takes in his career aligns with Your will and leads towards opportunities for growth and fulfillment.

      Please, bless Ginger’s business, guide her and give her and her husband discernment to recognize the paths that lead to lasting success and happiness.
      In all things, let their work and career decisions reflect a heart committed to serving and glorifying You.

      Lord, I lift up Ginger and her husband and I thank You for knowing all about their struggle that feels overwhelming and isolating, and for caring for them.

      I pray that You heal their souls, their hearts and renew their Spirit.
      Remind them, Lord, that their current pain does not define their future, and with You, there is always a path forward.
      God, help them find rest, strength and peace in You.

      Father, I ask that You would be their hope and You would remind them of Your unfailing love. Remind them that they are not alone, that You are with them, and that their lives are precious in Your sight.

      In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

  63. I love this article!! I love that I belong to a family that cries out to God, knowing that He hears me and is my ever present help in times of need. I love that He loves me and cares about me. I love that He longs for us to ” Come unto Me” , to lean upon Him and trust Him. I love that He is an amazing Father, intimate and involved in every part of my life. And I love that He is good all the time, patient and cheering us on.
    Attentive, protective, providing for me the things I have need of. Supportive, forgiving, and gentle in His care of me. That is who He His. That is my Heavenly Father. And I am proud to be His daughter.

  64. Turning 61 this year but I still make silly mistakes that cost me financially. At work I have been lately lost interest and at times I want to give it all up heaven is a better place but I cannot as I have my 2 sons with me.
    Despondent and losing hope

  65. Please pray for the salvation of my children, grandchildren and brother and sisters.

  66. I’ve been crying out to God for months, begging for him to heal my anxiety. I so desperately want and need to be healed.

    • I pray for healing from your anxiety as you seek the Lord Trish. May that you find the peace that comes from God alone. I pray these verses might encourage you:

      “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

      “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

      “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

  67. My husband of over 4 years has given me divorce papers this past Sunday. I weep before the Lord begging Him not take my husband from me. I also pray the Lord would forgive me my sins that I have brought into this marriage. I am asking for prayer of healing and hope during this God awful time! The Lord has mighty plans in store and I pray the Lord would hold us together.

  68. Please pray for my 2 sons who have not spoken to each other for almost a year. Pray for healing, it breaks my heart as a mom to both of them. I have a nephew who was orphaned when he was 2 years old, living in his car with his cat. Working everyday and can’t afford an apartment and still at his other bills. Pride keeps him from staying with family members.

      • I prayed for your sons, that the Holy Spirit will soften both their hearts and give them a desire to repair their relationship with love and forgiveness. Prayers for you, that you will rest and have peace in God’s arms and leave this worry at His feet. I have a big problem of my own I’m wrestling with. I saw recently that if we keep our focus on The Lord, instead of our problem, the problem will take care of itself. I’ll try if you do! . Prayers for your nephew, that the Lord will provide new hope and purpose, and that he will be encouraged in his circumstances. I’m so sorry you are having to worry for these men you love. But don’t stop praying for them. God hears you and He knows your heart.

  69. I am overwhelmed by the amount of debt I have. I would like to pay it all back. I have not been a good steward of the resources God has given me, and I am asking for His forgiveness, as well as a second chance, to start over with a clean slate. Please, God, help me. The CRA wants me to pay $100,000.00 ++ in 6 months. I do not see a way out of this. Please provide a way out, God. This I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

    • Shiela – I pray that the Lord will work miracles in your financial situation. Sometimes, he resolves our problems in ways we never even imagined. I know these types of worries are scary and overwhelming. They rob us of our joy and we cannot see a way out of them. Sometimes, all we can do is lay the problem at the feet of the Lord. As it says in Psalm 23: “Yea, tho I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for Thou art with me.” Never stop praying. The Lord hears you and knows your heart. And he’s in the trenches with you. Leave your problem in His capable hands. Breathe deep and leave it with Him.

  70. After a season of great blessing, my husband closed his company and we have had over a year of horrible financial hardship. As in, not a penny to our name. The Lord has sustained us and We are trusting the Lord through this valley, but we are weary and afraid. Please pray that the Lord will have mercy, grow our faith and send miracles!

  71. In Courage,

    I have a praise report. One friend who had brain surgery a week ago on Friday was at church last Sunday. He got a good report so far & goes back in a week or two to see if the surgery was a success.

    My husband’s ex-father-in-law had a high PSA. Pray hard he doesn’t have cancer. They will know for sure on the 30th. He has other health issues isn’t going to take chemo.

    Praying for everyone here. Abba Father please come near to all the women here at In Courage. They have many issues. Bless them financially, spiritually, mentally & physically. Give them wisdom to know what you would have them do. Guide & direct their paths keep them safe.

    Blessings 🙂

    • My husband had the seed implant 12 years ago and is doing very well. May the Lord give you wisdom and the right procedure.

  72. I live in a small town and do not fit in. I am sadly not included in anything. My food is not eaten for potlucks. I was assigned the a day for the community coffee and came home with most of my treats. My struggles are on my own. I love the Lord and know He sent me here, but I am not accepted. My Church has never included me , but I show up and do what I am allowed.
    I try and fail. I guess living in a small town and going to a cliquish church can be hurtful.