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When Prayers Seem to Fail

November 12, 2014

Disillusionment. Have you ever felt it? Have you ever lived it? You carry a significant request to God and beg Him to do something. And He does.

But it wasn’t what you asked Him to do.

Or maybe God seems silent. And you don’t know what to do next.

On the one hand you try to be all positive and sing the Garth Brooks song, “Thank God for Unanswered Prayers.”

But something deep within feels disappointed. And afraid. And a little off.

Maybe a lot off. With God.

What do you do with that?

Sweet friend, I understand. I’ve felt that hurt and confusion. I’ve wondered if my prayers even mattered. But let me speak these truths straight into your heart: God sees. God knows. God cares. Rest assured.

Psalm 34:15 confirms this, “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry;” (NIV)

Today, let’s not just pray about our situation. Let’s pray through it with confidence that God is working.

And if you need some of God’s girls to come alongside you in prayer, please leave a comment below. My team and I would be honored to pray you through whatever you’re facing today.

{For more encouragement, click here to read my Proverbs 31 Ministries devotion, “3 Ways to Press Through Unanswered Prayer.”}

We’ll also be talking through overcoming disappointment from unanswered prayers on our webcast with Max Lucado next Tuesday, November 18. You don’t want to miss it! Click here to sign up.

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1,261 Comments
  1. Jessica

    Please pray along with me as I go through the most difficult time I’ve ever experienced. I need all of the prayers I can possibly receive.
    Thank you.

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  2. Lee Anne Peoples

    I’d appreciate prayer for my nearly 20 year marriage. My husband and I are currently separated (my husband’s choice–not mine). I would like to reconcile, but he hasn’t been open to that so far. Please pray that the Lord’s will will be accomplished in this . Much appreciated! Your ministry means a great deal to me–I thank God for you and all the Proverbs 31 folks!

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  3. Lisa

    Please pray for my family. My husband of 20+ years recently moved out of our home. He needs Jesus. He says he needs “space”. I love him. I’m not sure what to do, say, not say, not do, how to be without him, or with him. We have a college-aged child & a 10 year old. Pray for my husbands salvation. And for peace and if it’s God’s will that we reconcile, get the help we need & make the changes that will glorify God together.

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    • Jan Endicott

      Praying for you Lisa! Jan

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    • Nico Smith

      I have experienced times Satan has attempted to throw lies in my direction. Nevertheless, I haven’t been listening to Satan’s lies about me, as I know who I’ve been created to be. God has formed me in His incredible image, and there’snothing that can change how the Lord feels about us- even if we don’t feel happy with ourself.
      “Disillusionment. Have you ever felt it? Have you ever lived it? You carry a significant request to God and beg Him to do something. And He does.

      But it wasn’t what you asked Him to do.

      Or maybe God seems silent. And you don’t know what to do next.

      On the one hand you try to be all positive and sing the Garth Brooks song, “Thank God for Unanswered Prayers.”

      But something deep within feels disappointed. And afraid. And a little off.

      Maybe a lot off. With God.

      What do you do with that?

      Sweet friend, I understand. I’ve felt that hurt and confusion. I’ve wondered if my prayers even mattered. But let me speak these truths straight into your heart: God sees. God knows. God cares. Rest assured.

      Psalm 34:15 confirms this, “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry;” (NIV)

      Today, let’s not just pray about our situation. Let’s pray through it with confidence that God is working.”~Lysa TerKeurst
      Wow! What a wonderful thought to remember on this late Tuesday night! No matter what we may be going through, there are always other people who may also be dealing with similar situations. We can then be a wonderful source of encouragement to one another.

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      • Maria

        THANK YOU!!!! it’s good to know we are not alone in our struggles and moments of disillusionment…. i’m in that very boat at present BUT in the depths of my heart I KNOW God is GOOD and FAITHFULL, I’ve witnessed it first hand and so, despite what the current facts of my circumstances are, I’m going to keep pushing through till I get an answer.

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      • Debra

        I want to hear the words, “Mama, I’ve accepted Jesus into my heart!” from my son. He has made progress in that he is making better decisions, but this is one more decision he needs to make. I’ve been waiting, praying and begging God for 10 years for this. Girls, please add my son to your prayers!
        Thanks!!!

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    • Sylvia

      praying for my prodigal husband. He has lost his way and says ‘we have and there is no finding our way back’ BUT GOD! He is an amazing man and I believe God to return him home. God is able – nothing is too hard for Him. I hold to His promise Mark 11:22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” I have forgiven him and do daily for things that have happened. Standing and believing he will hear The Father’s voice and return home. Any and all prayer covering is appreciated. Praying his heart soften and hear God speaking to him for salvation and restoration. Thank you.

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    • Nancy

      Lisa:

      My heart goes out to you today. I pray that Jesus comforts you and gives you new hope that can only come from Him. I pray that he cradles you in His arms and you feel his everlasting love and compassion.

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  4. Kari Mahe

    I am in an unhappy marriage. My husband can be really nice one minute and explosive the next. I don’t know to do. We have two children and he doesn’t want to do counseling because he’s afraid to what it will bring out. I’m at my ends and don’t know what do to.

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  5. Clare

    I am a military wife & we are in the process of getting ready to move overseas. We are waiting for me to get medical clearance, and this is causing me a lot of anxiety and stress – we are on a time crunch! Also, we are trying to get pregnant, but have come up against some challenges that have lead me to feel discouraged. Please pray for me. Thank you so much. God Bless x

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  6. Christy

    Praying through the custody trials for our precious little
    Foster boy whom we have raised since he was 7 months old and is now 3 1/2. I know God has an amazing plan for this little mans life. I am praying that we can help him thrive in our family for as long as possible and most importantly lead him to know God and love Him. Also praying for peace in the midst of uncertainty.

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  7. Crystal

    I am praying for healthy social life and to be able to get married and have children.

    Reply
  8. Cathy

    I have been trying to sell my house for 2.5 years. I have already moved to another city for my job. I believe that God will bring the right buyer in his time, but I would love your prayers to bolster my confidence as I wait.

    Reply
  9. Rachel Reagan

    This really spoke to me! I am praying for God to open a door for me for a job. I’ve been traveling with work for 3 years now and have decided to look for a job closer to home. So many doors closed! I am trusting God, but desperately need a job! Please pray for me!

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  10. Jeannie

    How timely is this message! I had a talk with God yesterday asking Him if my prayers really mattered to Him. I know nothing comes to me that He hasn’t filtered through His hands, but I need grace and mercy to climb this mountain after receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer. I DO need prayer warriors to come together on my behalf to walk through the surgery of a double mastectomy on Dec 3. I want heaven to be bombarded with prayer and a report that I don’t have to have chemo. If God puts me on your heart, please pray for me.

    Reply
  11. Brenda

    Pray for my 15 yr of daughter who has mono and is struggling through pain and extreme tiredness to get better. So hard to watch her go through this. Please, please pray for healing.

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    • Jan Endicott

      I will pray for her 🙂 Jan

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    • Leslie M

      Oh Brenda I will be praying -we thought my son had mono in the spring and he was SO very exhausted….

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  12. Sheila

    Thank you for your great post. I’m reading your book “Unglued” & am participating in a Bible study group working through through your DVRs & Participant’s Guide. We’re all getting a lot out of it. I wonder if you could pray for a severe setback in an injury & surgery I’ve had recently? And for my family.
    Blessings,
    Sheila

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  13. Jennie

    Please prayer for my husband and me. We are struggling medical bills and I was left paying for my older brother’s funeral. I am on disability because of my LUPUS and osteoporosis. It is so hard to meet the bills every month. I am getting so discourahed with worry over my husband working so hard.

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  14. Julie

    My husband has been unemployed/underemployed for the last 7 years. Any “cushion” we had from cautious spending/saving is gone. Our retirement, the kids college fund, all gone. The only thing left is our home. We must sell it now, due to his present unemployment. If we can sell it, by week’s end, we may be able to stop foreclosure. Trying sooo hard to not be afraid, to be calm.

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    • Melissa

      Julie, please know that my family will be praying for you. We are walking through a similar situation. Fear is our enemy. Try and look for the sprinkles of hope each day that God sends your way. Pray for the people who will be buying your house. Even though you may not know them, God is behind the scenes preparing them right now!

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  15. Lynn McCracken

    Hello,
    If you would please pray for me I would be very grateful. We just celebrated my daughter 5th birthday in Heaven. She was stillborn. I feel like I push it all away so not to feel the pain but some days it is just to hard to do that. I have been so emotional and mad at God lately and not understanding why or how He could let this happen. I would love some prayer for this please. Thank you!

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  16. Dawn

    Please pray for a very lost man who is caught up in spiritual deception. I have been praying for him for about a year. He has fallen onto a dark path. I am praying for an spiritual awakening to the Truth. For the veil to drop from his eyes. Thank you

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  17. Pam

    Please pray for my mom. She’s been dealing with a lung condition for the past four years but has been able to stay very active, walking two miles daily during the summer months. This past summer the condition worsened and she was put on full-time oxygen. Three weeks ago she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure due to the stress of the lung condition on her heart. Her health is failing very quickly. Four weeks ago she was living on her own, cooking, cleaning, doing her own laundry, etc. Now she needs help with all her daily needs and someone is with her continuously. Her doctor wants to discuss hospice with our family to keep her comfortable. I’ve prayed for healing and for miracles but I feel as though my prayers aren’t being answered. I’ve also prayed for peace for all of us in the midst of this time but I don’t sense any. Why is my faith so weak? I feel like my prayers have gone unanswered. Help me pray through this difficult time knowing God is at work in mom’s life. She’s such a prayer warrior, praying for her family daily. May I now be her prayer warrior. Thank you for your prayers.

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  18. Valeria Moody

    Please if you could pray for my life, haven’t been happy with my life for a while and feel like my marriage is falling apart, like Married the wrong guy (or maybe I am not the right girl for him) feel unwanted and unloved.

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  19. Michelle

    We are in the military and have moved. We are trying to sell our home in a horrible market. Please pray for a buyer for our home outside Ft. Bragg, NC.

    Reply
  20. Amy Dewey

    Struggling with secondary infertility has been trying for me. I feel like God is quiet on this, so I go back and forth with, is His will no for another child? Or am I projecting my feeling of want as His will? Sometimes, I feel the no and other times the yes…finding the balance of hope of how God will meet my want and the reality that He may not meet my want is a struggle I can’t quite figure out. I so want to rest in Him and trust Him with this, but Not hearing anything makes it so hard to get beyond it sometimes. Pray for peace and comfort to let go and trust Him even if the answer is no. Thank you so much.

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  21. LeAnn

    My husband of 19 yrs is lost, also. Hasn’t been living with us for 7 months, and still, after a yr and a half, is unable to make a move in either direction. It is heart wrenching for me and for our three children, ages 16,15, and 12. I pray for God’s will to be done, everyday, and for his peace and guidance, whichever way this will go.

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  22. Lauren

    I’m struggling with letting go of an on again off again 6 year relationship that borderlines mental and verbal abuse. Deep down I know this can’t be the man God intends for me but the pain and suffering keeps me hanging on and coming back for more. I also want you to pray for him.. He’s so lost in life and his relationship with God is struggling (as is mine). I just need the courage and determination to cut ties without feeling like life is over and I’ll be alone forever.

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  23. Ginnie

    Praying right now for wisdom in caring for my step dad who is on hospice while trying to get back on my feet financially. I know God will guide me. My prayer is that I clearly hear his instructions.

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  24. Sandy

    Can you pray for my major uni module – Clinical Nutrition and dietetics? I’m from Singapore studying in Australia. I thank God for the opportunity to study overseas. I’ve been struggling with trying to pass and advance onto the next level since April this year. And I am still struggling. I just received the news today I failed my oral exam and the examination is on 19th nov. I can’t study and I feel so tired weary and absolutely no confidence in the exam. The exam is worth 50% and made up of Section A and B and I have to pass both sections in order to pass everything. Without passing I am unable to go onto clinical placements/attachments next Year. Then I’ll have to repeat the whole module next yr August.
    I kept praying for courage but I just broke down and had a major break down again.
    Thank you for praying. I am really touched by your sharing Lysa.

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  25. kathy w

    This article came at a perfect time for me. I have been praying for healing for our family and for direction in my life and I have only had silence. Thanks for the encouragement and the prayers and I will pray for the ones who commented before me. Bless you.

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  26. CJ

    I am praying for the deliverance of my daughter. I pray that she will thirst for the Word of God and to know Jesus Christ. I pray that she will make a lifestyle change.

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  27. Kelly

    You recent articles on prayer really impacted my life. It has come to me attention this week that there is a group of women at my church passing around rumors about me saying I wouldn’t give money to our church because I don’t want to support my pastors large family. I am horrified and beyond hurt. I have never said anything like this. We are dedicated tithers and love our church and pastor. I have been trying to figure out how to combat this…. Prayer plus what? And more often then prayer I have been stressing and planning my way back to innocence. I need to shut up and pray. And lean on God in this. He this was going to happen. He hears my cries. He can bring good out of this. I would appreciate any and all prayers. Thank you.

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  28. Jessica

    My prayer feels so insignificant compared to the others I’m reading here on this board but here it is anyway.

    I’ve been battling great loneliness the past few months. I ended a relationship that I had been in for 5 years – a God-less relationship- and it was in my lowest time that God found me, picked me back up, dusted me off and set me on my feet again. I found salvation through Jesus Christ but these past four months have been some of the hardest. I’m not use to being alone and while I’m only 24 (with plenty of time ahead of me), it is extremely difficult to watch all my friends around me getting married – having babies – starting their life with their new family while I sit here alone. I pray nightly for God to bring me my Husband and I know He will. I know He is a God who answers prayers but I wouldn’t mind some prayers of support to help me through this time of loneliness. I know He is teaching me a lesson – a lesson where I depend fully and solely on Him for my love and support – but it is a hard lesson none-the-less. I just pray that I have the strength to keep my eye sight on the goal and to have the will power to wait for the RIGHT man and not just jump with whoever looks my way because I am lonely. I greatly appreciate your prayers. <3

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  29. Kem

    I’m over it. I’m over life, and I’ve had it with this walk. I’ve walked with God since I was a little girl and I’m just tired. You can do everything by the book, trust God, obey Him, obey your parents—and STILL get jacked. I’m near 30 and I’m just over everything at this point. I feel like self destructing. I just can’t anymore. Nothing is right.

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  30. Rachel Rogers Wood

    I’m believing for Gods healing and deliverance for my family and myself. My husband especially. He has been through so much and unfortunately seems to still be holding on to it. He has been addicted to drugs since he was a teenager and keeps walking back into it. Our marriage has fallen to his mistakes and mine. We now have our wonderful adopted daughter and she is struggling too. I feel like giving up sometimes but I know that’s not what God wants. He has done so many amazing things in our lives. This is addiction is tearing our family apart and I feel so hopeless sometimes. But I feel the Lords peace in me and I know we have to keep fighting. I’m just asking for prayers for all of us. Thank you for reading this and God bless you in everything. Thank you so much for sharing your story it gives me hope.

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  31. Shannon

    I’m 34 and a single mom of a 16 yr old and a 5 year old. I’m battling Stage 3 Breast cancer. Last Thursday I had a bilateral mastectomy. I’m in pain, bruised and scarred. Tomorrow I receive my patho results to see if they removed it all. I’ve already endured 6 months of chemo and have more to go, along with radiation. I’m broken-hearted. I’m tired and I’m scared. I need prayers friends.

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  32. Jennifer Reese

    Thank you. I needed this encouragement tonight. The last week I have had stress anxiety & hurt building & tonight has been overwhelming. I was blindsided w infidelity & divorce three years ago. I went from stay @ home mom to now the intense stress of building a new life. And yet…I am also living beauty from ashes & I see God’s hands all over my life. I am standing on so many scriptures. But this last week has been rough. I am praying for new connections & opportunity & provision but I am still oozing w stress & hurt from an email he sent last week. Your blog is what I needed to read in this moment. And so…I pray…Lord, may your kingdom come & your will be done in his heart & life. May your kingdom come & will be done in my children’s hearts & lives as well as my own. As I pray, I ask for prayer support that God will open doors & bring His opportunities & provision & that I will live Proverbs 3:5-6 & Isaiah 43:18,19. Thank you.

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  33. Leah

    I am a pastors wife with severe depression and social anxiety.It takes all my energy to get up take care of my 3 children…the load of the ministry is more than I can bare. However, there is no plan B for my husband as pastoring is his calling. I feel trapped. I want to follow gods will for our life but it seems to be the source of my deep dark hole. Doctors and physiologists are not an option for us at this moment..I need God to heal me. This is my prayer requests.

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  34. Kristen

    I struggle with prayer everyday. There are a very people in my life who I just want to come to know Jesus like I do. I never know if I’m praying enough. I think about God throughout the day and praise him for small successes but this week has been hard. Satan is trying to fill me with worry and low self esteem. I try to keep praying through, but it’s hard sometimes. I pray for my friends who need to be saved. Two in particular carry so much anger and I understand what that’s like because I used to feel like that a few years ago. I pray for myself and that God can help me be a shining light even when I feel like the weight of the world on my shoulders. Please pray for me to have patience and unwavering faith. I want others to see him in me and not shut me out. Pray for me to have strength and courage to love those that are so hard to love. I know God is getting me where I need to be. Last year was hard and even though this year is better it’s still hard.

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  35. Marie

    Pls pray for me and my family and the ministry God is calling us to. Pray for our current ministry, the leadership there we have been under attack. So much going on but we covet your prayers my sisters of faith. Ty ❤️

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  36. Danielle Riley

    Please pray for my husband’s family. There has been great miscommunication and misunderstandings with his family and they have twisted what we’ve said to make us out to be the bad guys. My husband and I are the only active Christians (active meaning involved in Church/daily walk with God. It’s not my place to say if they’re Christian or not). When we became more involved with Church we were distanced from the family. They posted something saying they are proud that their family is about drinking cursing and telling inappropriate jokes. This both disgusted me and broke my heart. They actually told my husband he had to choose between me and them. I’m so blessed because my husband quoted the scriptures of our wedding vows about the mad leaves his mother and father. I just pray for radical change in the family, change that can only come through them loving God. I pray that after change there can be forgiveness and unconditional love like families are supposed to have.

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  37. Rosella

    I would really appreciate your prayers for my husband. He’s suffering from depression and has absolutely no desire to live anymore. We have 3 beautiful children, but his job situation is so hard on him and he is not able to leave it, and this is partly causing his depression. I also believe that his relationship with God is not in the right place. He has not been going to church with us for a very long time. I live in fear of what he will do. He is hardly talking with us. He seems hopeless.
    Thank you

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  38. rita

    I am Rita from Beirut, Lebanon. I have constantly been praying for years for finding the man whom I can have a family. My heart has been longing for being a wife and a mother. Your prayers are much appreciated. thank you

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  39. Mary DOUGLASS

    I ask for prayers for my son to continue his journey with The Lord and grow. I pray he will find someone to love and love him. I pray he will not get discouraged and love The Lord forever.

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  40. anna marie

    Lysa I need a prayer for my son he doent know GOD an don’t want to he jus beliefe all the lies he sees and is huring everybody around him I just want a prayer that GOD will open his eyes to the lies and full his heart with love,I don’t whant him to be lost forever,thank u GOD blessesings amen

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  41. cindy

    Can you pray for me and my daughter to have financial security and for my health issues be healed so I am able to take care of my daughter for a long time.

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    • Christine

      Cindy, I just want you know that I lived 11 yrs on dialysis and though I was married during my daughter’s younger yrs all that time, I somehow with God’s help of giving me the strength and placing ppl into our lives, managed to raise her as an amazingly young Godly lady of 20 yrs old! I survived almost 2 near death experiences, literally zillions of hospitalizations and horrible health issues until I got my transplanted kidney. And for whatever reason God allows my health to still to remain less than good, God has provided! While I am currently dealing with many of my own struggles, one thing is for certain…… cling onto the Hope and Faith for whatever your asking for God! Prayers and blessings!

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  42. Mandy

    Please pray for restoration of my marriage. Pray for my husband, for God to speak to Him like He has me, that nothing is impossible with God. That God makes all things new.

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  43. Michelle

    Thank you for the sweet words and the encouragement!
    Could you please pray for my husband hes been having a lot of anger and making derogatory remarks, and is addicted to clash of clans games.
    Thanks appreciate your prayers.

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  44. michelle

    I have been asking God to fully heal and restore a relationship with someone who means so much to me. Neither of us have been perfect, and both of our brokenness has been damaging to each other, but I do not believe the ways things now are is God’s heart for this relationship. So I am asking for full healing and a deep and sweet relationship to be made manifest as the fruit of God’s handiwork.

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  45. Chigo Uche

    My family have been praying for my daughter’s admission into the university for months now and nothing has happened. All her brothers got admitted into the University on merit. She has faith that as all her friends/ mates are going to school this year that she can never be left behind. Pray that her absolute trust in God will not be in vain. Let her admission go through.

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  46. Erica

    Please pray that my husband Mark will have a change of heart about our divorce. We have been married since August of 1997 and have been seperated since November of 2011. I Iove my husband and I have decided to stand for my marriage. Which has been extremely difficult at times. I’ve prayed to God asking him to restore my marriage if it is his will. I’m still standing on my Gods promise… My husband is going on a retreat this weekend, so please ladies keep him and the restoration of our marriage in your prayers this weekend. Prayer is so powerful!!! Thank you ladies and God Bless each and everyone of you

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  47. Chi

    Struggling with my faith and heart. My marriage is less than a year old and a wreck. I feel like I made a big mistake marrying him but I want to do what God wants me to do. I was in prayer so much before marrying him so I felt like it was the thing I was supposed to do but since then everything has been a trial and I’m moving further and further from God. I know I should be praying for my husband and for my marriage with fevor but it’s not in my heart. All I want to do is separate to save my self.Pray for wisdom for me to do the best thing as a woman of God and not as a doormat, based on how I feel or as the world would see fit. I will be praying for everyone that stories I have read here in the comments.

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  48. Katrina

    I need prayer…for contentment, for peace, for a deep-down knowledge and trust that God made me exactly the way I am for a reason and that through my weaknesses He is strong. Prayer for the ability to process anger in less than unglued ways, for grace when I fail. Prayers for the strength to follow where He leads, not where I think I should go. Thank you! <3

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    • lc

      Hi Katrina, I relate to your prayer request so much! May our Lord of all grace comfort you this day and show you His love, power and acceptance. In Jesus name, amen.

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  49. anna marie

    Lysa I need another prayer for my husband,he is without a job now for 8monts he is giving his cvs in.he gets promises of jobs but they never come back to finilising it,he had an interview again this morning,with a promise they will come back I just want the devils hold to be break over our lives because GOD promised us blessing in abandence not this live we are liVing thank u

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  50. Shiny

    My husband is in Hyderabad and I have applied for a transfer within my company for the same location. But it’s now 2 months over and my management is not giving any positive reply for the same. Request you to pray so that I can be with my husband soon. Thanks.

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  51. Rachel

    I need prayers for the anxiety I have been feeling. I have a great husband, job that I love, a healthy. Any boy, and financial security. The list goes on and on….I’m so blessed. But instead of being happy im plagued with fear that it’s going to be taken away and have obsessive thoughts and fears about death and leaving my son….I know it’s irrational but I can’t shake it…so frustrated and can’t understand why God won’t take it away…

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  52. Christine

    I am SO Overwhelmed! I have overlapping events that just seem to Not be getting answered. first to say I was an in car accident from june 2010 (other driver’s sited fault) which gave me a permanent neck injury, which Dr’s claimed I needed surgery to rectify, but never had it done due to my (team of) Kidney Dr’s restricting me from surgery Unless cancer related. Long kidney story except to say my 2nd transplant is extremely high risk! Ok so then early Jan 2012 I get diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and I work as p/t as a cashier always on My Feet! I’m allowed a stool but over the past 4-5 wks, the one seemed to really starting to clash with the other (sorry trying to avoid too many details) so it appears it has flared my neck up causing so many painful areas to hurt, espec migraine like headaches, feelings of light headedness and more. After 3 visits to my primary and an MRI, it reveals my neck condition has worsened to the point of my primary really concerned I’m headed in a spiral downward toward paralysis. This (to me) indicates I seriously need to get out of my job for which I’ve even had help with a VR counselor aiding in my search for something else. Meanwhile, i’m really distressed that my accident attny for my case which is only half settled that even though my condition could effect my future, apparently the insurance company won’t pay anything and blaming things from the past (long story related to 11 yrs of being on dialysis plus i’m a single mother with 20 yr old college student) and I may have to permanently quite my job?! Living on SSI disability doesnt’ help earn a living (and still battling my X for alimony). I literally hardly get out to enjoy doing much of anything due to my symptoms. I will seeing a neurosurgeon end of Nov to evaluate and talk with my team of kidney Dr’s about surgery. what I fear and feel are the following options: a) get surgery with risk of losing my transplanted kidney and hoping the surgery corrects things OR b) Not do the surgery to protect the kidney and keep spiraling towards paralysis into a wheel chair in which case i won’t even be able to work whatsoever and able to support my self (and I have NO one to help me, my few family members don’t even believe in helping in any kind of financial way). I Know All those scriptures you mentioned, I keep asking for prayer and praying myself espec for healing from that accident and I’ve gotten NO where. Soon I have to decide what to do about all this?? I just don’t understand how my accident case can be written off as if this is NOT a serious matter?! Even more is I keep wondering why it appears my prayers seem to not being answered, what’s God’s will and plan in ALL of this? If I lose my kidney over getting a surgery I was warned i should not get (or at any time i lose it), i refuse to go back on dialysis! It’s horrendously worse than this matter. I feel as if I don’t even know what to pray for any more so I’m reaching out beyond my church and SS class to you!

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  53. Vicki

    My husband of 16 years left and divorced me for a younger woman. I have been praying and believing for restoration of our marriage but now he tells me he is getting married. I am not giving up on the hope for a miracle until he is actually married. God is a very big God. My fear is what if he does marry? What do I do with that hope I believed was from God. Please pray for a miracle of restoration for our marriage and if that is not God’s plan that He will give me peace and strengthen my trust in Him.

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  54. Melissa

    Please pray. My mother passed away from endometrial cancer Jan 2 2014. Since then I left my job due to harrassment/sexual comments and discrimination from a woman. My boss would not address the situation and said I had to decide if I wanted to work there any more, so I left. My middle child is disruptive at school/home and is failing several classes. We think maybe he has ADHD but not confirmed. Several of my closest friends have deserted me/us due to a falling out and several other things. I am still seeing a therapist after 2yrs for sexual abide etc as a child. I feel alone and rejected, forgettable, insignificant. I have to pray myself through most days. God is good, and I believe he is able to bring good out of this pain. It can’t hurt to add more petitioners. Thank you for what you do

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    • Jill

      You are in our prayers. We have a child with ADHD. Removing wheat from his diet has been a blessing from God. Don’t give up! Trials produce perseverance and you will have a great testimony on the other side! God bless you!

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  55. Margaret

    Please can you pray with me for a job that will fulfill all my criteria. Thank you 🙂

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  56. Debbie

    Please pray for my son to return to God and surrender his life to him, I have been praying for several years for him and I get discouraged at times.

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    • Lowwis

      Dear God, pls turn Debbie’s son to you. Remove him from darkness and into your kingdom of life. Work in him to will and do what pleases you. Draw him to yourself, and cause him to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, that He will be saved. Keep Debbie encouraged in you. May your peace guard her heart and mind in Christ Jesus. You are faithful, and able. Thank you in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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    • Lowwis

      Please pray with me for the salvation of the man I love, Daniel. Pray for deliverance drom all of Satan’s lies. Pray for his mind to be captured by God and filled with truth, and that his eyes and heart be opened to perceive God’s truth and purposes. Pray that he hears and responds to God’s call over his life. Pray that I will keep trusting God and won’t stop praying. Pray that I will not be discouraged. Pray that I will know and surrender to God’s will regarding Daniel and I. It is well. God bless you for praying. May He meet your needs according to His will and good pleasure. I believe that our prayers avail much. It is well. Praise God! In Jesus name. Amen!

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  57. Annette

    pray for my 16 year old daughter who is battling depression, she attempted suicide 3 months after losing her daddy (she was 14 at the time). Pray also as my aging house is in need of some major plumbing renovations that is going to have a hefty price tag on it. It has been 2 1/2 years since I lost my husband and days like this are so emotionally draining.

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  58. Anayancy

    Please help me pray for my husband to come to know the Lord in a more personal way so that he can turn away from what does not please God. Also, I need financial freedom and need God to get me out of the debt that I am in.

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  59. Lorraine

    Good Morning, please agree with us in our prayers for God’s guidance about our business, it is not doing well and we have been praying about it for a long time now and still do not know what to do. We are already in our sixties and in good health, and would so much like to do something of worth, to add value to others lives but also earn an incoming. This is already in a desperate situation and we acknowledge God as our source, as He has been right through our lives. We really do trust Him to guide us to His purpose for our lives. Thank you for being such a blessing to me.

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  60. Nicole

    Please pray for my healing and for my daughter to see what she is doing and saying is hurtful to other people and for her to see that what we are doing with school is the right decision for us as a family

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  61. Jill

    My husband is a pastor. Our last church could not afford to pay him for the last 3 years he served them, but they assured him that they would deed him the parsonage in lew of his salary. It was worth a little less than what they owe, but he agreed, and survived by the grace of God. Earlier this year, we decided to sell the house to a young couple who approached us asking to buy it. We moved to a new home and waited patiently for the church to fix some tax issues that came up, all the while being reassured that as soon as the tax office was satisfied, they’d sign over the parsonage. We’ve gone by weekly and never moved all our stuff out, just to keep claim to the property. We’ve been in regular contact with the church leaders and then they just stopped answering our calls and texts. We went by the house to check on things and they changed the locks. My husband went to the church and they said there was a burglary and police told them to secure the house. Police confirmed our suspicions that there was no burglary. Still no one was answering our calls and texts. Today, finally, after lying to us for 9 months, the church leaders told us they’re not going to sign over the house, that we cannot have our stuff from inside the house, and to stop calling them. We are crushed. We are in a serious financial bind and desperately need the money from selling the house. Since when does the church act like the world-say one thing and do another? They have abandoned Jesus’ teachings. Where’s the: Integrity? Loyalty? Love? Compassion? Righteousness? Please pray for our family. We’ve been praying for justice in this situation for so long and every time they give us a glimmer of hope, they turn around and crush it. Thank you and God bless

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  62. Aina

    Please pray that I would have the grace to know and be obedient to Gods will at this stage of my life.

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  63. Brianna

    Please pray for my family. I am 20 weeks pregnant and my fiance up and left. I know this is the devils doing and I am struggling to get through each day. I pray for him to find guidance from the Lord, and for peace and strength in order for me to move forward in the right direction. I want my family back.

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  64. Tina

    My husband walked out of my life last year aftee being married for only 10 months. Please pray that the Lord will bring him back into my life & restore our relationship. I pray God will be glorified during the process.

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  65. Marcene Saxman

    The Lord chose not to have the ‘spot’ on my sister’s remaining kidney disappear or at least not grow. Her other kidney was removed last year for a huge renal cancer. She is having an access placed 11/21 for dialysis. We are still praying they will be able to save part of the kidney but they are not optimistic. Dana is the matriarch of our small family so we really need her here and as well as possible. Thanking the Lord for health care, insurance, etc. but it is hard. Praying I can help her in the best way possible…at the point of her greatest need. Blessings to y’all.

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  66. Annette

    Please pray for my relationship with me and my 12 year old daughter. I don’t know how to be with her, I just can’t seem to get it right. I feel very disallusioned. Just need to have some fun moments. Please pray for this. Thanks so much.

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  67. Nikki

    About 14 years ago as I was praying, I know God spoke to my heart about my husband. I was praying for his salvation, and God assured me with HIs peace that he would one day turn to Him. I am still praying and waiting, and my heart is breaking. Please pray that he will accept Christ as his Savior and take over as the spiritual leader of our family.

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  68. kastina

    Please pray for my daughter the she will continue to follow the right path in school and in life.I pray for the Lord’s guidance to help me through a painful situation and help me come to the best decision and gives me the strength to get through it. Also to help me pray the I can find a nice 2 bedroom apartment for my daughter and myself. Thank you

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  69. winifred dike

    I’ve been praying to get a job with Total for practically all my life. I’ve just done some assessments and I’m still waiting to be called. My friend who applied for another role has been called and all of a sudden, it seems i am getting more worried, wondering why i have not been called yet. I’m trying my best to stay in hopeful with all my faith that God answers prayers and will bless me indeed. These are really tough times.

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  70. Julia Hernandez

    First, I want to say to Melissa that I can relate to the job situation and having to leave and will be praying for you. Also, to those praying for their children to return to the Lord, I can also relate and am praying for you and will continue to do so!

    Next, I want to ask for prayer for my job situation. My job will be over by the end of the year and I am praying to then be able to leave the legal field and work in a different capacity. I need guidance from God as to what purpose He has for me, though. It is a big challenge and I know that we believe in a big God, so please join me in praying about this. As a single woman, I can’t not have a job. Thank you!

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  71. Lisa

    Please pray for my husband and oldest son’s salvation. My son is 17 and a senior in high school. We don’t have much time left with our eldest of six children and a lot of healing needs to happen in our family but especially between my hubby and oldest son. I know The Lord is working in a mighty way but I am praying for a miracle this year. Please pray that I can love my family well and daily surrender to allow the Holy Spirit to lead me. Because of the lack of love I receive from my husband, I want Jesus to be enough for me. I also need healing from back surgery and nerve damage.

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  72. Kathy

    Need prayers for my brother, a pastor. There are so many attacks on Him & the ministry, & his family. Part of the issue is mr brother’s unteacheable attitude. He studies the Word but then not evident in his personal life. I do not remember the last time he said he was wrong. It’s like no one else better. As a sister my heart is breaking as not just as he treats me, but his wife & kids. Scares me when one gets to the point of not humbling oneself, confessing, praying & be willing to change. I do Not want another broken pastor, family & church for satan to destroy. He has serious health issues, & some of these are compounding the situation, with depression, feelings of inadequacy of getting older etc. I have been praying yrs for a miracle & it seems things are getting worse. I am so discouraged & I admit to being afraid what God might take him for him to surrender. I have to leave all this is His care because He knows best. Thanks for upholding this man that has faithfully served God but now seems to draw away.

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  73. Kimberly

    I was blessed to have heard a new song by Jeremy Camp called “He Knows” that has helped lift my spirits lately. When I am stressing and feel alone, He not only knows but he cares and is with me.

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  74. Stephanie

    Please pray for my husband in his continued job search and for our family as we move from our home. We have so much uncertainty right now- don’t know where we are going to live, not sure of job…it is becoming overwhelming for us all especially our 8 year old.

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  75. Mary

    Please pray for protection from all negative influences for my grand daughter and for an end to jealousy and anger in my family… Also that all of us may fall deeply in love with Jesus…

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  76. Stacey Smith

    My husband of 21 yrs is wanting a divorce. He’s turned from Lord and says he cannot forgive himself for all bad all nd hurt he’s caused our family and wants to give up. He’s deployed to Iraq and never speak to me or children 4 children. Please pray for us

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  77. jaden

    Please pray for my situation, I’m currently in relationship with the father of my kid living together without marriage. My heart is heavy everyday as I read the bible knowing that my living and relationship is not permit able or not according to God words. I feel the burden inside me, I’ve been thinking a lot to go out with this relationship, and I’ve been asking God in my prayer to give me the sound mind and show me what to do, but every time I decided to end the relationship and go out in this situation, God give me courage to stay and have patience. Now I feel lost because I’m pregnant again with him which I’m living with. I want not to continue this pregnancy because we r not ready for another baby. Please pray for me. As he is not a responsible father, he is not even a devoted Christian he don’t go to church. He don’t provide for my kid and me. Please help me what to do, as prayed but I still did not have the answer.

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  78. Kathleen

    Praying for peace with my heart and relationship. Healing is needed and direction as well. Im waiting to hear God’s voice and im waiting for the man God wants me to be with to appear.My relationship had been up and down for almost 3 years. Hes left again, and I just want to know Gods plan for my heart. Its difficult being a single mom of two boys. I want to show them the right way. I am trying to live Psalm 37:7. I need peace and an answer. And because of the stress lately I also need physical healing. I trust my Father to help me. Amen

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  79. Beth

    Hi my name is Beth and I have 5 children. I have made bad choices in my life and am now paying for them. I am a devoted Christian but also a recovering drug addict and alcoholic. My 6 yr old Jacob has down syndrome and loves the Lord. My 10 yr old Bella was struggling in school and was very disrespectful with her attitude toward me and Dad who has raised her since she was 3. I started to pray and put my foot down with her as I felt the Lord guiding me and things are so much better she is also enrolled in a church meeting for young girls every tuesday called ” women of valor” I am so excited and thankful to God that she is learning about God and His Word. But all this is due to prayers. Am trying to teach her daily about bad choices and consequences that follow. Trying to show her how important she is to me and how much I love her. I also have my 19 yr old who just moved back in with me that is dabbing into drugs and am worried about where she goes and who she is with. I went through so much at her age and was heavily into drugs and put myself in places and possitions where I almost lost my life on several occassions. I do not want the same for her. I walked in the living room the other day and she was on her knees praying. I asked if she wants to go to church with me she said yes. My 21 yr old Zachariah lives in Brooklyn NY and is not talking to me. We had a falling out less than a yr ago and no matter what I say or write he continues to ignore me he is also using drugs and alcohol and is also gay. He says God created him like that but I told him that;s not true we discussed it and that was it. I am so afraid of him getting sick because he wasn’t protecting himself. My 22 yr old lives not to far here upstate from me he live with his girlfriend.He does not serve God and has made poor choices as a teenager that landed him in a group home till the age of 21. it has been very hard to build a relationship with him but am working on it. God has been blessing me showing me that He is working but that does not stop me from being afraid for their lives more importantly their souls. I still carry the guilt of my past and how it has affected my childrens lives and mine since now I struggle with issues when it comes to my mental state. I am currently on meds to help with the symptoms but it has not been easy I struggle daily. If it weren’t for God I would probably be dead by now but His LOVE and Grace holds me up all the time. I feel like I am running out of time and not doing enough to help my kids. Please Pray for Us. Thank You and God Bless

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  80. Bunny

    Please pray for my work situation. I just want to feel God’s direction in my current job and whether I should continue on the path to be come a school counselor. There has been a lot of feelings of disappointment and just isolation.

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  81. Laura

    Tonight I rode around for hours petitioning…no…begging God to move in the heart of my prodigal son. Since he was born I’ve taken him to church and taught him about Jesus. Since he was old enough to walk and talk he was wanted to be like grandpa, a pastor. He loved music and wanted to learn guitar. At 12 our worship leader started him out on the bass guitar. His second lesson was playing with the youth worship team. 3 months later he was playing on Sunday mornings for both services. By the time he was 14 he was attending a bible study for college students and leading a youth prayer group. Later that same year he was asked to teach at youth. His lesson wasn’t long but it was powerful. I found out he had put himself into some sticky situations helping an angry and violent boy who’s dad had left the family. My J knew where the boy was coming from, his dad took off when he was 6 months old but he never used that as an excuse. Right after turning 16 he started drifting away. My family and his mentors prayed and tried to keep him on the right path. His friends changed and so did his attitude and he became a walking time bomb. He graduated a year early with the agreement he would either start college and/or get a job. 4 months after graduation he still didn’t have a job and had no intentions of starting college. Friends went from bad to worse…kids he’s hanging out with have been in trouble with the law for drugs. A little over a week ago I asked him to go to church with me and he said yes. He told his sister he was excited about going but come Sunday morning he exploded. His anger not only caught me off guard but terrified me. I have never been afraid like that. That evening he called me for a ride home…he was high. The next morning he said he was moving out. He moved in with one of those kids and his parents…who are in denial of their son’s addiction even though he’s been caught more than once. Tonight after my car ride I stalked my son’s Facebook page. I wept as I read his posts from several years ago. He had such a strong relationship with Christ now tonight I’m not sure where he is. My heart is shattered and all I have are God’s promises but I’m struggling if God really hears me. A mother of another kid on the worship team and the new worship leader came to me 2 weeks ago at church and said they never start practice without praying for my son. The other boys mom said her son starts and ends his day praying for my boy. I know God has big plans or He wouldn’t have so many people praying in earnest for his return. After reading my son’s fb page I went to the news feed and saw the Proverbs 31 post about praying and your testimony about your daughter. Although no parent should have yo go through this it’s comforting to know others have been there before me and God not only heard but answered prayers. Thank you for sharing and I ask for prayer for my son. Sorry this is so long. I just needed to share. Thank you for reading and praying.

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  82. Glen Jeffers

    Please pray for my daughter and her husband – they have infertility problems. They have had two miscarriages and one failed IVF attempt. They are faithful Christians who love God and long for a baby of their own. Many of their friends are pregnant and it’s very difficult for them emotionally.

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  83. Becky

    I would like prayers for encouragement and hope. God has brought an amazing man who loves the Lord into my life for the last two years, and because of sin (from both of us) and a lack of trust in me (of which I was unaware), we have hit a very rough patch. I am asking that our relationship be lifted up and transformed. And that God will Continue to work through my boyfriend and me. Build the little bit of hope that he has and help me to continue to trust you. We absolutely cannot do this without the Lord – that truth – is more evident than ever. Help my boyfriend not to feel conflicted, but confident in the hope that we have. I am scared. I pray that God will Grow us together so that when we are on the other side of this God can use us to help other couples.

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  84. Lori

    Please pray for my family. My aunt was diagnosed with bladder cancer this summer and it has spread. My sister and her children live with her. My sister does not seem to have control over her boys. The 16 yr old just got his license, is using my aunt’s car and is apparently hanging around other boys who are a bad influence. The 18 yr old sits at home, has no ambition and is on the computer all day. They are both good kids for the most part. But last night the 16 yr old threatened my brother and his anger is getting out of control. He is given an inch and takes a mile. It is not always pleasant, he destroys things and I am afraid he will hurt someone. My aunt is 80 yrs old and does not need that along with everything else. I feel powerless to do anything but pray about it.

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  85. Lucia

    Please pray for my nephew to get bursary and acceptance at university, and also for break through in finance and provision socially , I believe that when two or three are gathered in his name His more than able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.

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  86. Isabel

    Please pray for me to get a new job that will supply all our financial needs. I was informed a month ago that my position will no longer be needed. I know God is preparing for something greater. Please help me pray for the new job to come soon. Your prayers means a lot to me. God bless us all.

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  87. Karen Zhuo

    I am believing God for family salvation for my mother and younger sister. I thank God for family salvations in the homes of the righteous. I also trust the Lord for their hearts to be transformed and not just behaviors modified.

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  88. Megan

    Your words are very encouraging and were need at the this time for me.
    I would greatly appreciate if you could pray with me that God would restore broken relationships in my life. The struggle has been long, it seems as if everything is continually up and down, and there are times when I want to give up.
    I know the wait may not be easy, but it will be worth it. I pray God hears my cry for new life in these rocky relationships, and gives contentment in the season I am in. Thank you and God bless.

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  89. Angie

    Please pray for my son to fall in love with Jesus.

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  90. matsepo corah moleko

    Please pray for my daughter she’s out of control she drinks and spend most of her time away from home

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  91. Anne

    Please pray for my healing. Nearly 3 years ago i suffered a severe stroke on my 60th birthday.I am thankful that God has kept me alive, but I have been struggling with disability since. God has been healing me slowly and I trust that he will fully heal me. At times i become discouraged because I think that God has forgotten me, although I have been working hard and have made significant improvement.
    I know that God is with me but sometimes He feels so far away. I have been under spiritual attack and feel discouraged and sometimes fearful, fearing that I will never return to “normal”, I want to be able to play with my grandchildren and go out for a walk at a normal pace,as well as have a useful left hand which feels normal.

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  92. Joy

    Well…since waking at 3:30am I’ve been talking to the Lord, saying exactly what you have written here. I haven’t been well since Friday. I thought it was food poisoning, and I suppose it still could be, but with my ovarian cancer history all abdomen issues make me anxious. I’m still feeling rotten and have no desire to eat. Please join me in praying for whatever has kept me home in bed unwell these past 4 days (today is the 5th day). Just the gentle reassurance, at this exact awakened moment, that God sees, knows and cares is speaking a renewed assurance and calm to my heart. Trusting the Lord who formed my inmost being and looking to the One who is able to heal all diseases. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Praise Him. Thank you so much for praying. Such a sweet gift. Love, thanks, and prayers to you all, Joy

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  93. imsoamze@yahoo.com

    me and my husband now here in UAE but my husband has a work here and me morethan a month now i dont have work and im believing God will do something in my life here. Please help me pray that the soonest possible i could look and find a job here that will help me lift my ban and the desire of my heart to work to a company whose bosses are christians too. Please include mg husband too to have patience and more understanding and not to worry for God is with us. I pray that with the peace of God that passes all understanding will reign in our life. In Jesus name. Amen

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  94. Michelle Martin

    Please pray for me & my 3 kids. We are in need of a car and also a financial breakthrough. Also please pray for healing of my 7yo son who is having problems controlling his emotions, especially anger. He is having problems at school.

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  95. Lisa

    Please say a prayer for my husband and I as we will be going for our second infertility treatment. We have been praying and praying and praying for a family and know that it’ll happen in His timing.

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  96. Andile

    Please pray for my Dad. He has done many hurtful things over the years. Things that have hurt & disappointed his children,but mostly my Mom. I pray to God that he finds his way to God-becomes a man of God & start doing things His way so that things,including his finances can come together.

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  97. Cris

    Please pray for my 20 year old son who is battling mental illness or some kind of evil possession that he has been battling for 4 years now. He has been committed into the hospital twice and will not take medication. He thinks he can handle it but can’t. He refuses to get help but is so angry and violent in the home.He did let me pray over him but it just seems to be getting worse. Please pray for us.

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  98. lisa

    Please pray for my children who have transitions coming up inheir lives…. that God will keep their faith strong. That blessings will abound them both. That God is preparing them for the lives that he has created for them. Also pray for met and my husband to become stronger in God in our marriage. Thank you!

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  99. Carol

    My husband has struggled professionally for many years. He has explored opportunities that have never worked out and as a result, has very low self esteem and struggles with depression. This affects our homelife every day and my heart breaks watching him struggle. It has now become a financial burden as well. I do feel God is silent or not there in my cries out to him so it has become hard for me to even pray. I desperately want to find peace in my Lord again. We need others to fill in the gap and pray on our behalf now.

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  100. Raverr

    Please pray for me. I have severe depression and PTSD stemming from childhood sexual abuse. Currently, I am in a very dark & difficult place. I’ve been married 18 years and have 2 beautiful daughters. This is hurting our family in a huge way. Sometimes I wonder if they wouldn’t be better off without me. I’ve prayed and prayed, yet I have no peace. Please pray for strength to get through this time and ultimately healing for myself, my family and my marriage.

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  101. Maria

    My mind and heart in turmoil, last year, I witnessed my partner being freed from an addiction to OTC’s that had been going on for about 13 years or so. I recently discovered that he has turned back to the oct’s and I just don’t understand. I KNOW the Lord was in those months of the slow process of deliverance, there was even a country wide shortage of the specific ingredient that causes addiction. It went on for months to the point were the meds ran out and couldn’t be found on the market anymore. By the time the meds went on the shelves again, he had been off them for a few months. In December last year, I discovered he was taking them again but not in the high dosages as before. Long story short I’m at a point now where I’m so confused about it all.
    These days I feel like I’m holding on by the skin of my teeth, believing for full deliverance once and for all.

    The word says that those who trust in the Lord will not be put to shame. At this stage though I just don’t know anymore. His mother testified in church about his deliverance, and now this. I don’t know what to do other than carry on praying but I’m just so afraid that the breakthrough will NEVER come for this or anything else I’m believing for concerning my partner.

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  102. Anne

    I ask that you please pray for a couple of friends of mine who may be/are facing cancer and recovery from stroke, abuse, and surgery. They are the sweetest souls and I love them dearly. I am a new “old” Christian who has endured some very tough roads through abuse and the healing process is so tough; my faith and trust get shaken at times and I feel lukewarm and alone. Please pray for those who hurt me so deeply, that they may come to Christ and be healed. Praise be to Jesus and His love that never ends 🙂

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  103. Magriet

    I feel discouraged and have decided that praying about my bipolar and the fact that I am totally burnt out is no use. I cannot even really pray because of my ilness. I go through stages where I cannot do a thing and if I do, I make big mistakes and or do things I can later on not believe I did it. I am 63 and this has been going on all my life. I do not even feel free to ask for prayer anymore as I just do not believe that anything can change.

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    • Shannon @ Distracted by Prayer

      Magriet,
      I am praying for you today, lifting you up to the Father for rest, peace and safety. Even your comment here is an act of faith. You are walking such a hard road. God knows and sees you.

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  104. Shirley

    i would also like to have you partner with me for my son and daughter and their families. For their salvation first and foremost. They both married non believers and it has been so hard to see them turn their backs (they both had accepted the Lord as their savior when they were younger) on the Lord. I know God answers prayer!

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  105. Tami

    I am a single parent with a son with special needs. It is getting harder to raise him. Please pray that God will send us a husband/father who loves God and loves my son.

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  106. Shannon

    Please pray for health/stress/anxiety issues. Thank you for your prayers a kindness. God bless.

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  107. Shari

    Please pray for our family…for my daughter to get up this mountain that is so big! She needs a miracle in her body and the deliverance of the lies. Truth spoken to her heart that brings the final healing…the dreams in her heart to be fulfilled. This road has been exhausting and I don’t think any of us can keep going.
    Thankful for praying people and a Mighty God who saves…

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  108. nicole vojtech

    If I may I have a couple of prayers, first of like to ask for prayers for my teenage son who is struggling to connect with God. He is in a weird funk and had moved away from God. I’ve been praying that he reconnects. Second, I haven’t been feeling well either and I’ve been praying that God shows me what’s going on with this. Just some sort of a sign.

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  109. Julie

    I feel very low. Having therapy for PTSD after five years of intense depression and difficulties. I thought was making some progress, getting out the house and making steps forward, but just as I do this something comes along to hit me backwards again. My husband is having tests for prostate cancer, scan next Wed, blood test again Jan to see if tablets have lowered PSA levels, possible biopsy if not. It’s very hard to live with, he is just carrying on like there is nothing going on, wont talk about it with me. I feel very alone. We have joined a new church recently, its hard to make strong relationships quickly, finding it all so disappointing. We want to relocate southern UK to my home town where we have steady church friends and my family, but our finances are low so wont happen til next year sometime, if husband’s health improves. Husband’s family live near us, are against us moving so have withdrawn their support but want us to continue to support them. It’s very hard to relate in love to them. I am struggling with fluey cold and hacking cough, aches and chills this week, been alone for 3 days now.,would just like to feel well again in every way. Thanks your prayers.

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  110. Cassie

    Please pray for my friends. They asked me to leave a Bible study. I think it began with good intentions to help another person, but they have no idea how much it has hurt me. I’ve felt such a spiritual attack surrounding this. Even though the Lord has used this to draw me closer to himself, it has gone on too long and I’ve reached the point of giving up trusting anyone but Him. I do not feel welcome at church. On Sundays, I am ignored and treated like I am outside the body of Christ. I try to keep loving and forgiving so that my heart does not become angry or bitter. But when I reach out in love and no one will speak to me or even look at me with more than an angry stare, I feel so worthless. To feel like I don’t exist is torture.

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  111. Lizzy

    Please pray for my husband’s salvation and for healing for his sensory processing disorder. Makes life really hard for myself and our nine year old son.

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  112. Susan Lorenz

    Please pray for my two adult sons to know Christ and be free from any strongholds of the enemy which is mainly unbelief..Praise God because This is His will for all and I pray according to His will in Jesus name.

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  113. Laura

    please pray for my three children and their relationship with God. They all accepted Christ when they were younger, but are not following Him at this time.

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  114. Donna Robertson

    My job is getting ready to change. Please that there will be a place for me in these changes. Please ask God to give me clarity as we go through these change and I can understand what I will be doing.

    Thank you.

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  115. Kimberly

    Please pray for my marriage. I am overwhelmed with feelings that I don’t to be married anymore. To him or to anyone. I look at my husband and feel no love or joy. I dread coming home b/c he’s (still) there. I’ve been asking God to intercede. To change my heart. To hekp me:/us find counseling support, to give me hope. I know intellectually God hears and cares but I don’t feel that in my bones. And I’m getting weary Pray with and for me, please.

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  116. Glenys

    I’m praying to God and believing that he will bring my prodigal son home who hasn’t talked to me in 3 years! I love him more than he will ever know and want a relationship with him like we used to have – and more. As mentioned in todays devotion, I will now pray for heart transformation rather than behaviour modification 🙂
    Also praying for healing for a teenage son who has recently developed epilepsy.
    Thank you so much for being willing to pray with me in these matters.

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  117. Lys

    Please pray for my husband I as we continue to face secondary infertility. It is a hard road to travel and one that is not often talked about. Pray that we can remain faithful and for renewed peace as we wait on God’s timing and answer to our prayers. Thank you!

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  118. Michele

    My daughter, Madison, is extremely jealous of a young man that God has brought into our life. He doesn’t live with us, but we have helped him apply to college, we moved him in and move him out, go see his football games, encourage him and have come along side of him. We have invited him for holiday meals (his single mother works so he is home alone) and my daughter is filled with jealousy. We haven’t taken anything away from her, in fact, a friend of hers used to live with us on weekends for a year. She can’t stand this boy. Please pray that God can transform her heart and help her to see he isn’t taking anything away from her. She thinks it is nice when other people open their hearts and lives to help people, just not us. Thank you for your prayers. Thanksgiving is approaching and I am stressed to the max. How can I uninvite this boy?

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  119. Trudy

    Lysa and team, please pray for the wife and children of my son, an addict. Although Satan has my son firmly in his grips, please pray for his salvation. Please pray for his traumatized and agonized children (12 and 6) and for my daughter-in-law who has had to come to the hard decision to make her husband leave. Finally, please pray for directionally dyslexic me as I make a 2,000 mile road trip to support and love my son’s family for as long as it takes. Please pray for traveling mercies for me and the trust in God to abide in Him as I stumble my way to where He wants me to be. Much love and many thanks.

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  120. Christy Fried

    Please pray for my husband Jon. He does not know Jesus. He suffers from chronic severe depression and feels fearful and hopeless much of the time. He’s been unemployed for almost 8 years which is very stressful for our family. I’m asking for the Holy Spirit to open his closed mind and heart so that he comes to know and feel Jesus’s love for him. Please also pray for our children (17 &14). They are rebelling against going to church, praying with me before meals, and I worry the situation with their dad pulls them away from Jesus. I’m asking that they return to what they have learned and know about the Lord. Please pray for me to have compassion for my husband. So often I’m a very poor example of what a Christian is. I also need wisdom of what to do and how to lead my children back to Christ. Leading teenagers often feels like herding cats. Thanks for support!

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  121. Sharon

    Pray for Restoration and healing of my entire family: spiritually, physically, emotionally and financially and socially — To the Glory of God and what the devil meant for evil – God will turn to good. Be still and know that HE is GOD !

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  122. Amy

    Thank you for today’s writing – it is one that has spoken to me most directly out of all of your recent devotionals. I have two teenagers and a pre-teen and I am definitely in the middle of the praying season without seeing the end results yet, but I have faith. God has answered my prayers for my parents when they were going through extremely hard times with depression and I know He can do completely wonderful and miraculous things. To anyone reading this who is struggling, and is thinking “I can’t imagine how this will all ever turn out okay!” I have seen God do it. It can turn out better than okay. It will be better than it has ever been before. Only God can do it. We just have to pray and live and wait. Please pray that my children will cling to Jesus and that He will sharpen their minds to see the dangers of stepping away from Him.

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  123. Dawnn

    I am believing God through Jesus Christ to save, deliver and transform all members of my immediate family. That they would know God as the lover of their souls. Also for my nephew Jamelin, “not just behavior modification but heart transformation” in JESUS. Amen!

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  124. Jamie

    Dear Lord,
    I lift up each individual who has left a comment here. Lord I pray you touch each situation and give them peace and let them know your hand is upon the situation. Lord I came here to ask for prayer for my mom and her 6 year battle against cancer, but I felt your sweet touch as I read through each post and it gave me a peace I’ve been missing as I’ve prayed for mom. Lord i don’t know your plan but you do and i pray that everyone who posted will feel your love and assurance that you are in control of each situation. Thank you Lord Jesus for helping me see you in my own anger and frustration. Amen.

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  125. Ochi

    Please pray along with me. I am trusting God for a change in jobs. I did apply for a job and was interviewed., It is more than three weeks and after they have conducted reference checks I am yet to hear from them. The thing is I do really want this job but I have previously applied to work with the same organisation and this is my 4th time. the previous three times I prayed and trusted God. the first time I was not even selected for interview and the last 2 times I was not selected after interviewing. So I pray and cast my cares upon Him but sometimes my heart fears. I know God knows I desire this job but I also know that His will is best for me

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  126. Yolanda

    I have been praying for years for God to Bless me with a Godly Husband. I get so discouraged at times. I have had many broken hearts. I desire with my whole heart for my Godly Husband that God set aside just for me….

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  127. Becky

    Please pray for my 21-year-old daughter to truly follow hard after God in every area of her life. She has struggled with drugs and alcohol in the past and I’m afraid it has started again. She is overwhelmed with her job and feels hopeless, I think. Also, please pray for the salvation of my husband. Nothing is too hard for God.

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  128. Sharon

    Please pray for my daughter Kristen as she went thru a divorce over a year and half ago. She is struggling with and from all the scars of verbal abuse from a divorce he asked for. She has dared several guys and she has seen signs of the same character traits as her ex so she walks away from them which I’m thankful for. However she is getting depressed and at times I feel that is is getting very bitter because she feels that she will be alone forever and that she is being punished for her choices in life and that God has forgotten her. I know this is not true but I too with her feel like our entire family has seen nothing but troubles it seems but I know that thru it all God has never left us to face it alone. And by your devotion this morning all thinking and talking about it in the world will not change anything we are going thru only prayer will and I’ve fallen so short in my faithfulness to God and in believing that He hears and cares if I’d only ask. Please pray for my family that God will reveal His plan to us all for kristen her sister and her sisters husband who is deployed and my husband and our grandchild that we all will put God first in everything!!! Thank you for sharing from your heart and that you are like us all we all have struggles but one thing we all can rely in is the sovereignty of our Lord.

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  129. gold

    Hello good people, please join me to beg God to hear me and help me out . I need a change of job .av prayed , fasted and believed for over 2 years but it seems like he as not heard me and so am weary. Please raise ur voice to him on my behalf. Thank u

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  130. Susan

    Seeking prayer for my son Luke, number three of four. Mostly prayer for me to be a better example of God’s unconditional love for him.

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  131. Sue

    I am a woman who has very high expectations for herself and I am never satisfied with who I am. I try to not carry that into my expectations of my family but I know it has gone there. I am trying hard to give up my critical mind I have for my kids. I know they are a special gift from God…they each have an amazing story of miracles from God. I struggle though with the sin of comparison and see how different/immature they are compared to other children. I desire to have freedom from this sin that consistently shows up. I desire to have Satan gone from my thought process. I struggle with “how to give it up” …feeling like I need to do something about it and then there is the vicious cycle of guilt which causes me to give up because I am not good enough.

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  132. Winnie Sela

    My hubby and I are praying and trusting God to answer our prayer for a breakthrough for employment.

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  133. Sandi

    Please pray for my son. He has a drug addiction. If anybody else has gone through this, then no explanation is needed. It’s heartbreaking. I’ve been praying for 10 years. Thank you.

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  134. Valerie Sanders

    I’ve been struck by a recent article that all these many years of my mariage I’ve been treating my husband with contempt and not being kind or good-hearted to him…..and have asked God for forgiveness and all these years I’ve been praying for salvation for him…..but the witness i’ve given him with this attitude i’ve displayed….well, it hasn’t helped him or my chidlren who are also all not interested in God. Please pray for God’s wisdom on this journey of redemption and salvation for my husband and children.

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  135. Annette

    For God’s grace to get me through this situation that I am going through on my job. That He would direct me in the path He would like me to go, open the doors of opportunity for me. Remove the obstacles, and that He, and only He would get the glory out of all this.

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  136. Sarah

    Please pray for my son, He had cancer and that left him feeling punished by God. He now is a recluse in his room without confidence,

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  137. Glynnis

    Please come alongside me in prayer for my marriage. My husband and I live in different states and have been estranged for the past 2 years. I had divorce papers notarized and ready to go and then God told me to begin to pray for my marriage again. My husband is saved and knows the Lord, but his Spirit man is getting beat up by the natural man. I am praying for both our hearts to be changed. I need grace to become the wife that God has called me to be. Thank you for the encouragement you give.

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  138. Jenny

    Thank you for offering your prayers. I have lifted up all of the people whose comments were above me. The issue of praying more than talking or worrying about something happens to be something that God has placed on my heart recently and I love how when these things are stirred in me, my devotions are often about the same topic, just so I can’t possibly miss the message. My husband and I have a special needs boy diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome and autism, and for the first time in his life he is starting to say words. He is 8 years old and we praise God for His work in our son’s life. We are hoping to adopt a brother for our son through foster care, and we would appreciate many prayers about that. Finding the right child that God would have in our lives and who would be able to stay with us, without being taken back. In addition, I have been very concerned about my husband’s health and I have decided that I should be praying about it more than I talk to him about it, because trying to help him overcome bad habits must come off as negative to him, not matter how gently I try to approach it. His grandfather and father both passed away from pancreatic cancer, and now that my husband is in his late 30s and getting closer to the age where his father’s health began to fail in so many ways, I am so concerned that if I wake up in the middle of the night, all I can think about is how to help my husband avoid this. I want us to have this second child in our family and have many good years together. It scares me to think of having to sit at his hospital bedside as we did so often for his father until the day he passed. I must stop talking about it and start praying about it instead. Thank you so much for joining me in prayer about these matters. Your ministry is a huge blessing in my life.

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  139. Debbie

    Your post about praying over your child really lifted me up I have 4 children and recently I have felt god is not hearing my prayers, my one son and I aren’t even speaking due to how uncruel he treats me, my other son had drug problems and the last two years had turned his life around but recently had a hardship and has dabbled in them again my youngest daughter has a baby and another on the way and is a single parent and recently lost her job, my oldest daughter also has emotional problems and has also been dabbling w drugs I have been so discouraged with all this and I am praying the way you suggested in your post but I would like others to agree in prayer as well

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  140. Lynn

    Lysa,

    Today you spoke directly to me and I thank you for the reminder and the encouragement. Please pray for my son who is suffering the consequences and they are very severe of some very poor choices. I have begged God for help for so long although this was certainly n not “my plan” . I have begged Him that I would hear from my son this past week and the answer has been no. That is hard for an aching mamma’s heart. Please pray that I can pray faithfully and trust fearlessly through this.

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  141. Denise

    Please, pray for med and my family. My husband left me after 23 years for a 27 years old girl. He’s 52. He is lost and needs Jesus. I’m am the only believer in my home. I got saved after we were married.
    My heart is broken and my children are devastated. I’m praying for God’s Will to be done and for healing.

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  142. Susan

    Please pray a hedge of safety around my children my family and Myself. My husband is getting out of prison in 2 days. He’s not physically abusive but controlling manipulative and demanding. He and I are going through a divorce right now and he’s very angry. We are all just very anxious. I have held onto Psalm91 for the 3.5 years he has been gone. Thank you for your prayers.

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  143. Thelma

    Please pray for my 19 year old daughter to find God in a deeper way. Pray for Godly friends to come into her life. She is in college and needs good friends.

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  144. adedotun afolayan

    dear beloved in Christ, i have several reasons to thank God for special blessings He has accorded me in the past. thanks be to God, Jesus & the Holy Spirit for all this.
    i have this requests:
    1. rounding up my Ph.D. study have been a struggle because my abstract was constantly been returned for correction. in the just completed week, i was heartbroken when after i thought that it will be finally accepted, it was rejected again. my prayer is that God should intervene with his unmerited favor and help.
    2. i need God to bless me with another baby (i have a girl already, so i don’t mind having a boy now).
    3. i need God to save my parents.

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  145. Maria Smith

    I am encouraged through your devotions to KNOW that my prayers are heard by my Father for my daughter, who has been away from Him. I am challanged to pray through every day for her, and never to give up!!!!!

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  146. Mother in need

    This message is so timely for me. In a couple of weeks my precious 14 year old will undergo spinal fusion surgery. A child who’s always been healthy and loves God, I have to confess it’s been hard to understand why we are facing this trying time. But we do trust God and know that his ways are not our ways; his thoughts not our thoughts. So I ask you all to lift up my baby girl in prayer and ask God to bless the hands and minds of all who will be caring for her. That no works of the enemy shall prosper and we’ll have a glorious testimony to share of God’s love and mercy. Thank you.

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  147. Jacinta

    I need prayers for healing…of my liver, & general health. Just went through IVF & it was hard to receive the news that it wasn’t successful. 1 week ago, had 3 surgical procedures done, so am resting & praying for supernatural healing & protection!

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  148. Doris

    Please pray for my grand daughter who is homosexual

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  149. Jenny

    I’ve never been one to post on a blog of someone I’ve never met expressing deep needs, but I feel my prayers aren’t having any effect and I’ve aske my family and friends to pray so many times I’m afraid of the lessons they’ll try to teach me if I express my struggles still. I lost my job last December (2 weeks before Christmas) completely unexpected and without cause. After the shock and trying to get through the holiday without being able to celebrate, I was confident God would redeem the situation with a great job. It’s almost been a year and no job. I lost my house to foreclosure, but before that it was broken into and $8000.00 of property was stolen. The hardest part about that was the toolset that was my dad and framed picture ofy dad. He died in 2001 unexpectedly, I was 24. Insurance denied my claim and so I don’t have money to buy a washer/dryer that were stolen, kitchen table, tools, pictures, etc. I’ve had several interviews that I thought “Oh this must be it!” Only to be rejected again. I had no savings and have gone deep into debt. The money runs out for food/gas at the end of December and as we get closer to re holidays the hiring process slows down. I got a part-time job at a Christian Bookstore where I see Lysa’s books all the time, but the professional boundaries with the manager and the fact they won’t give more that 18 hrs a weekakes it difficult. I’ve grown up in the church (family members pastors), so I know and trust scripture, but these days I am so lost on what jobs to apply for as I cast the net wide and nothing is working out. I set out last year to want to bring glory to God but that is so hard to do in the midst of unanswered prayers and such great loss in so many ways. I believe God is Sovereign and so I can’t stop praying but maybe if complete strangers help in praying it might give me the strength to continue trusting. Thanks Jenny!

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  150. Sue

    Please pray for an end to my money problems and worries. I need help in paying bills and peace that God will answer prayers. I’m a teacher and also a business owner. I want my business to be successful that it can end my financial worries. Thank you.

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  151. Jen

    I would like agreement for my son to come back to God. He is living a homosexual lifestyle. He accepted Jesus when he was young and was raised in a Christian home. I go years without seeing him because he moved to a different country. I know he will be free one day , I could just use some more prayer support. Thank-you

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  152. Emily

    Dear Lysa,
    I just read your P31 devotion and wanted to give you encouragement. My mom prayed me through. I was like your daughter. I am now a mom with my own children. My mom has told me there were nights, days, weeks, months and even years she just didn’t know what to do, so she would just pray and pray and pray and trust God that He had a plan for me and that He held me in His precious hands. He was holding me. Through all of the poor choices and mistakes, He was there the whole time. My parents never gave up on trusting God and God never gave up on me. And Jesus, well he met me on my dining room floor as I was sobbing in prayer and I’ve been in love with him eversince. So, I am a testimony to praying someone through and all thanks be to God forever and ever.

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  153. Crystal Peebles

    Prayer is needed for fear that I seem to be having.lately about “what if”. What if I were to lose my job, what if I cannot pay my bills, what if I end up alone, etc. My daughter is graduating high school in May and I am feeling a little sad about her growing up and leaving home. I have also been divorced for over a 1 and a half, but begin seeing my ex again. He isn’t walking with the Lord and I took a step back in my relationship with Jesus to make things work
    with my ex. I am seeing that although my husband has changed in some ways he hasn’t in others. I also see how I
    have let my relationship suffer with Jesus. Please just pray
    that God will release my fear of the unknown future and Hod will be done in my relationship with my ex. Fear of being alone plays another role in my life and I want that fear to be released. Thank you for your prayers.

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  154. Apryl

    Please pray for my family. After years of abuse growing up my siblings struggle to succeed in life on an everyday basis. All of them have turned away from God – their thinking is that if God was real, he would not allow children to be mistreated in such ways we experienced. Beyond the abuse – because of our childhood there are broken relationships within our family. I have tired for years to be the conduit to bridge the gaps, create healing, and build trust. To no avail, the family is more broken now than ever before. I have nieces and nephews I have seen only a handful of times and they are adults, AND we all live within 35 minutes of each other, parents included.

    I decided to take the younger children to church, they need to hear Jesus, Satan attacked. The brokenness, has now extended into my home and I had to make a hard decision and stop my unending acceptance of ungodly behavior for the sake of relationships. Now I am heartbroken, my Sister-in-Law, my best friend and I now have struggles being together and the once loving moments are now strained and hard.

    I am not sure what my prayer request would be in ALL this but, here goes.
    1. Pray for the children – they need Jesus
    2. Pray for restoration of the family – Restored as God would have it
    3. Pray for my broken and hurt heart- I miss them, stepping back has taken an emotional toll
    4. Pray that my family will come back together stronger, believing in Jesus, healed from within by the spirit that resides in all of them
    5. Pray– That we all love Jesus so much, that our only desire is to please him, which in turn would fix all earthly issues.

    Thank you, Apryl

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  155. Andrea

    Please pray for my boyfriend Brian, he is an injured Navy Seal and needs supernatural healing from God. Please also pray for a breakthrough in our relationship and that God will tear down walls that are keeping us from going forward into the next chapter in our lives.

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  156. Kellie

    Please pray for the restoration of my marriage. My husband, like those above, has just decided to quit on our marriage. He is still living at home, but in our guest room. We are going to counseling, but he doesn’t want to try. A praise however, is that God has been working on my heart and is radically changing me from the inside out. I pray my husband will finally look to the Lord and His will.

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  157. Dana

    I have been praying Ephesians 1:17-19 over my daughter and her family. They are not Christian and are raising three beautiful children without God’s guidance. They are wonderful parents but it breaks my heart that they are missing on the peace and hope that they could find with Jesus. Your post today was very encouraging. I do have the peace of God as I wait expectantly for Him to answer this prayer and His glorious way! Thank you for joining me in my prayer for them.

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  158. beth

    We relocated with my husband’s job and now he is laid off. It was our main income source and health insurance. We have one daughter still dependent on our health insurance – she has chronic asthma. He needs a job. Very simple yet so important to us. Your prayers are so appreciated.

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  159. Crystal Peebles

    Prayer is needed for fear that I seem to be having.lately about “what if”. What if I were to lose my job, what if I cannot pay my bills, what if I end up alone, etc. My daughter is graduating high school in May and I am feeling a little sad about her growing
    up and leaving home. I have also been divorced for over a 1 and a half, but begin seeing my ex again. He isn’t walking with the Lord and I took a step back in my relationship with Jesus to make things work
    with my ex. I am seeing that although my husband has changed in some ways he hasn’t in others. I also see how I
    have let my relationship suffer with Jesus. Please just pray
    that God will release my fear of the unknown future and God’s will be done in my relationship with my ex. Fear of being alone
    plays another role in my life and I want that fear to be released. Thank you for your prayers.

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  160. christy

    Please pray for my son.

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  161. Pam

    I am an enabler. Have been since early child hood but my biggest task is learning to let my daughter go. She is a single mom of 3 and I have been taking care of her all of her life. Paying for everything. Including rent, car insurance all utilities kids clothes etc… To the point that I have sold everything and now stay with friends to be able to afford to live. I know I have stood in the way of God and what he can do but the fear of them being homeless and her never learning how to survive has me feeling stuck. She does not work. She has a hard time finding a job during school hours or that will pay enough to pay the bills and after school daycare. of course this stems from her being molested by her dad as a young girl and me feeling like I needed to “fix” it and protect her. I know God loves them all more than I do but the thoughts of what will happen once I take my hands off to give to God is very frightening. I am trying. I am now in a negative budget and can not pay anything right now. God probably has put me here also to stop me in my tracks. Either way, I am trying to trust God. Please pray with me for her salvation first and my situation that I will learn to fully trust God. Thank you in advance.

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  162. Mindy

    I am currently employed. In sept l had two job interviews for two different positions with the same state agency. I was told that it would be 4-6 weeks before l would hear something. The time has passed and no response.

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  163. Erika

    Please pray for my son who was recently diagnosed with ASD. We are struggling with the diagnosis, but have been lifting him in praying. He is doing great in his therapy but still has a long way to go. We are trusting that God will bring us through this and reveal his glory through it all.

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  164. Kathy

    Unspoken concerning family

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  165. Erin

    Please pray The Lord will bring my husband to me quickly. After much heartache, still I believe The Lord has given me a desire to be married and have children. I am 38. Please pray The Lord brings my husband to me soon.

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  166. Staporna

    Pray for my daughter and her husband. My daughter needs to be much softer and sensitive to her spouse’ s request. Also, my other daughter of her difficult job that is interfering with her health. My son for Jesus’ protection over his job and travelling. For myself to continue trusting Jesus Christ regardless of the situation. Also everyone who are attach to me. Meaning of my circle. Amen

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  167. Michelle

    Please pray for my daughter, a believer but not strong, who is married to a man who is mad at God. They have a baby, and she so wants to bring her baby up knowing the Lord. Please pray her husband’s heart would become rooted in the One who can take his pain, and that together the two of them will build their home and family on Him.

    Please pray for my son who has grown up loving and knowing the Lord; he lives in a very liberal community filled with agnostics, atheists, and others who believe in just about everything but the Truth. Please pray he will keep his faith and grow his relationship with the Lord, and that the Lord will cross his path with fellow believers in an area that seems barren. Thank you so much!

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  168. Jana

    My husband’s health. Sean has been having seizures. He’s lost a job, had a car accident- car totaled. He was ok. We struggle financially bc of medical expenses, and catching up from him being unemployed. Christmas is approaching and we have no money to buy our kids anything for a Christmas. How do I explain that to a 12, 10 and 8 year old. One minute I’m anxious and overwhelmed, the next alone and defeated. I’m praying and praying. I’m going to repeat those vs in 1 John, Phil. And Isaiah over and over. God will take care of us.

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  169. Debbie M.

    Please pray for my son. We adopted him 9 years ago from Ukraine when he was 8 years old. While he is a great kid with a good work ethic about his school work and responsibilities (grumbling here and there), the wounds on his soul from being abandoned by birth mother, etc., make him live in a fantasy world with bravado, grandiose bragging. My husband and I worry about his emotional state and future. He is afraid to get a job and “grow up.” Thank you very much.

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  170. Leigh

    Small town. Public adultery. Two daughters. One wife. Trusting God. Believing God. Waiting for our miracle. It finally came, a year later.

    My husband–their father–broke things off with the other woman and moved home, after being gone for over a year. He gave a public confession in church, asked God’s forgiveness, our forgiveness, and asked to be held accountable, going forth once again as the head of our family, working toward healing and restoration. There was much rejoicing! (And listening to Pastor Steven’s series, “Meant To Be,” and “Death to Selfie.”)

    He left five days later. Without a word. Without a good-bye. Without warning. Without a second thought, he returned to the other woman. Five. Days. Later.

    We are hurting. My daughters are hurting. My in-laws are hurting. Our church family is hurting. I’m certain my husband is hurting, because God will not be mocked, and I fear what it will take for God to truly get his attention this time.

    Thank you for praying for all of us, especially my teenager and grade schooler. Especially my husband. We still trust God. Still believe God. Still wait for our miracle.

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  171. Sheela Paulson

    Thank you for sharing the thought about prayer! persistent prayer. It really encouraged my heart today as I am praying for the people who is going through different sorts of struggles, Pray Continually I Thess. 5:17

    Please pray for us as a family, we are involving in ministry in India.

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  172. Gena

    Prayer for my son who needs to get his life on track.

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  173. Katheryn

    Thank you for an Awesome devotion. please pray for my 19 year old daughter Judy, she suffers from Anxiety and depression, she is trying to hold down a job and is struggling. as single parent I need her to keep this job because I need help but she is struggling. please keep her lifted in pray. I have 3 other children as well and they all suffer from Anxiety and depression, Satan is really attacking our children in this way. Please lift them all up in pray. I appreciate you and your ministry.

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  174. Kay

    Prayer for peace, deliverance, vindication, and sustainment.

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  175. Michele

    Please pray for a new and exciting career for me by the end of the year. I am talking to two companies now and desperately want to leave my current employer. It is a struggle to go to work each day to a place filled with confusion.

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  176. betty

    I am not comfortable explaining my situation here, but please pray for my son to choose to follow Jesus. Thank you.

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  177. Laura

    it’s been over a year now that my husband left me. he was very upset in our marriage as was I but rather can talk about it he escaped through a relationship with another woman. this past summer he moved to another state for a job. Initially he told me moving did not mean divorce- for a period of time they broke it off- but since then, he has told me he wants a divorce and does not want to put the effort forth to reconcile. He won’t discuss anything with me, he’s recently blocked me from seeing Facebook, and won’t do anything to move all of the belongings he left. we are even still connected in such ways business wise like our insurance, own a house, finances. I realize this is not by accident that I am in this holding pattern. God has asked me to wait but I have not done that very well. He has used this time in my life over the past year to convict me, do surgery on me and challenge me in ways I never let him before. I take responsibility for the ungodly ways I have contributed to our marriage. The devotion today reminded me again about being patient and trusting that God is who he says he is and his word we’ll do what it says is going to do. this is something I struggle with.please pray for me that I will continue to obey and trust God even when it doesn’t look good. And pray for my husband and for reconciliation of our marriage.

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  178. Alina Lopez

    I would love agreement in prayer for my husband. Praying for a complete sold out heart for Jesus. Praying through lots of bullets that were meant for harm and believing they will turn into blessings as God, only he can turn my husbands heart around. Prayer for me to continue to be faithful in prayer and in hearing Gods heart as to what to say and not say in order not to be a hinderance in my husbands salvation.

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  179. Shannon @ Distracted by Prayer

    I was originally going to add a comment, but after reading those before me, I would rather just add a prayer.

    “Oh Father, encourage your people. In You is all peace, healing, and wisdom. Please be the hero of each of these stories, God. Thank you for Lysa, not just for her ministry, but for all the ways she lives to please You that others will never see or know.
    We have nowhere else to go but to You, God. Supply every need today. Amen.”

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  180. Sondra

    Please pray for my son at college, that his heart would be transformed and he would learn to love Jesus with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. Pray for me that I would rest in God’s peace and not allow fear for him to tear at me as I pray him through this messy time.

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  181. Maureen

    I don’t want to continue to be an on and off Christian. I find it hard to pray that days. I’ve had so much disappointment and heartache in life. Sometimes I hold fast to God, other times I slip, and I feel terrible about it. I would like to please God with my life. Sometimes it seems difficult. Please pray for me.

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  182. Tina Green

    (1)For a long time I have been praying for a Godly man to seek me out as a help mate.I met a man in my church these 2 years but he does not want to be in a committed relationship with me. I am feeling so unfulfilled and lonely, I just cant seem to come to a place of rest . I have tried over and over giving it over to God, I pray & I pray but it just wont leave me. I feel desperate to the point of giving up.
    (2) Please pray for my daughter and her family to return to the place of worship, for the children sake if not for themselves.

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  183. Maureen

    I don’t want to continue to be an on and off Christian. I find it hard to pray these days. I’ve had so much disappointment and heartache in life. Sometimes I hold fast to God, other times I slip, and I feel terrible about it. I would like to please God with my life. Sometimes it seems difficult. Please pray for me.

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  184. Susan

    Please pray for my 3 children to fall in in love with Jesus and follow him, especially my 17 yr old daughter who is struggling with school, friends, and self-image. Also for a financial miracle for my family, as we are on the brink of bankruptcy. God bless you.

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  185. Kelly

    Please pray for God to heal me from my depression! I have spiraled into a deep, dark depression and I can’t seem to climb out of the hole I am in. I am having panic attacks mostly at night which is affecting my sleep which affects everything else. I am just tired all the time and feel helpless. I am on medication but they say they take a month or better to start working which is frustrating. I want to feel better now: for my husband, for my 2 young kids, for me. I just want to be myself again. I feel hopeless that things are not going to get better. I am living my life in despair. I appreciate any and all prayers.

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    • Leslie M

      Kelly, I know what you are going through…I was there myself 2 years ago. I am SO much better now after seeing (still) a Christian counselor AND being on an antidepressant. Please don’t be afraid to get help from outside Christian sources – it can be a lifesaver in SO many ways. Praying for you….

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  186. sierra

    This message was extremely encouraging. I was reminded of the importance of prayer. My mom has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. I do not accept it. I do not believe it is God’s will to take my mother at only 47. She’s not a grandmother, she hasn’t attended my wedding or had the chance to see my 15 year old brother graduate. This cannot be the end of Her journey. So i am asking each of you to join in agreement with me and pray for her healing. In Jesus name Amen!

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  187. Lauren

    Please pray for my sister. She has struggled with depression all her life and sometimes is so severe she cannot get out of bed for days/weeks at a time. She hasn’t been able to work in several weeks now and is a single mom who is supporting her two daughters and a grand baby. Our family is at a complete loss of how to help her as we have tried so many things over the years. It is only God that can do a miracle in her and would you pray for that with me today.

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  188. MamaB

    Please pray about my job situation, if I’m not to be here, I pray that God would bring forth a new opportunity and I would be at peace. Please also pray for healing on my body and emotions from a hysterectomy. I’m on a hormone roller coaster.

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  189. andrea

    We need help with prayer.
    My 23-year-old son, a professed christian, is totally mixed up and now has suicidal ideations. He says he cannot concentrate at college and is about to fail. He has also expressed direct contact/ discussions with the devil. I have been praying that God will rescue him from the devil’s devices and that he can be all God wants him to be. He needs deliverance and the rest of the family to remain faithful in praying and not giving up on him.

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  190. Wendy

    My prayer (like yours was) is that my oldest daughter will fall in love with Jesus!

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  191. Fran

    I pray that my family will surrender their lives to Jesus. My oldest son has walked away from church and it breaks my heart. I pray he finds a church he enjoys. I pray that my sons find Godly wives and that my husband lets go of the pain from his past.

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  192. Kristi

    I think about, talk about, worry about, and inconsistently pray about my lost husband. Thank you for the encouragement and conviction to pray through this situation. My husband and father of my children is so lost. I am praying for his salvation. I pray that every single stronghold he has will be broken and that he will purposefully follow after God’s heart. In the meantime, I pray for strength, peace and wisdom for myself, my son and my daughter to get thru each day with confidence e that we are part of His greater plan. I also am praying for a strong healthy male role model for my 11 year old son. I am simply unable to do it all and I know he needs this influence in his life.

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  193. Vicki

    Please be in prayer for my 27 year old son who is struggling with addiction, a newlywed and expecting their first child next summer. Pray for him to totally submit to God for healing and healing for his marriage. Thank you

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  194. Kalessia Cooperwood

    I’m praying that the purpose that God has given me is lived out fully. I know what I’ve been told to do, but I need Godto speak to me on when I move I’m listening Lord! May he keep me on the right path and I continuously live for him as he lives through and within me. Unmerited favor and peace and I speak! Amen

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  195. Kamahla

    I enjoy your blog…Thank you

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  196. Carol

    Please pray for our family: Our daughter says she does not believe in God. Life is too hard without God. We want Him to be her Rock, her Fortress. We are searching for ways to help her see Him and His work in our lives.

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    • Laura

      Praying for your daughter. I feel your hurt. My son is in the same place after living the first 16 years of his life on fire for Christ. I believe these lives can and will be changed. I pray against that lie that is being whispered in to her heart.

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  197. Lynn

    I needs this reminder today! Please pray that my sons math teachers & I gain wisdom on how to help him pass algebra. I need perspective on a rocky friendship with a non-believer. I’ve already read “Before Amen” but it’s so good I signed up for the study!

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  198. Marie Anderson

    Please pray that my husband and I will conceive our second child soon. God has blessed us with one beautiful, smart, loving little boy. He is four years old now. We really want to expand our family with one more child. We have been trying for a year and a half for the second one. We both have been tested to see if we have infertility problems. We are both healthy and there seems to be no problems. The timing is just not happening. I pray every day and cry unto the Lord. We are going through our fourth round of artificial insemination. I’m hoping that it will take this time around. My heart breaks everytime I’m reminded that I’m not pregnant. I long to be a mom one more time and I want my son to have a sibling. Thank you.

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  199. Joanne

    Pray for the “daughter” God has asked me to mentor. She has lived with me for 6 months and I have seen small changes, but I am impatient and want to see the big changes. Pray that God will give her a hunger and desire to put Jesus first in her life and live a life that is pleasing to him. Pray that she will fall in love with Jesus.

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  200. Jennifer

    3 days! In 3 days I’ve had more heartbreak than I’ve had in 30 years of life. I find out my husband is cheating and expecting a baby with his mistress. Then my primary means of transportation requires repair work that costs more than the car. Lastly, my backup car that I was so grateful for having in this storm cuts off on me with no notice. These 3 days have been emotional and financial pain. I’m trusting God for a Boaz and praying through where I am. But most importantly I’m praying for more of Him. I need to feel Him near even when heartache after heartache comes. I need answers in this valley and a heart that will not let what is around me determine what is within me. Thank you for partnering in this prayer request. The prayers of the righteous do indeed avail much.

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  201. Anna

    My 9 yr old son is angry. He seems to hate me, himself, and the rest of the family. Please pray for him and us.

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  202. Ann

    Please pray form my teenage daughter. She is smart and works hard, yet she seems to be losing the joy in her life and she doesn’t want guidance. I pray that she falls in love with Jesus and that her heart will be softened.

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  203. Shannon

    Please pray for my son Adam who is a drug addict and has been unreachable for 4 months. That he would be completely healed and turn to Jesus.

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  204. Ann Oliver

    Please pray for my 16 year old daughter who is struggling with friendships, worldly ways, and moody personality. Please pray God help her to find a godly friend and that God transform her with His Holy Spirit. Pray I know what to say and do and that my discouragement of unanswered prayer fade. Thank you!

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  205. Candy

    Please pray for employment for my husband.. Along with 120 other employees he was let go with 2 months severance (18 years with the company)- we need another 5 years to be able to retire…my husband is beside himself with grief & worry … Thank you for your prayers !

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  206. Angelia

    I have been praying for my husband for some time. He has been overcome by gambling addiction. It has totally consumed every part of his life. He has gambled more that $10,000 just this month and it is only the 12th day of the month. He lies about his whereabouts, saying he is going to work. And lies about where money is going. It has totally destroyed any trust I have ever had in him. I have been praying against the spirit of addiction and the spirit of bondage. I am praying against a spirit of greed and the lying spirit. I know God hears me. I am just so discouraged and weary. It seems the more I bind and pray, The more he gambles and lies. I feel breakthrough is coming soon. But I have become like Moses. I just need someone to help me hold my hands up till that breakthrough comes. I just need some prayer warriors to stand in agreement with me.

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  207. geo

    THank you for this opportunity for prayer I am desperate today I have been wanting to go in a new direction in my life – work wise – for a long time My real estate business was booming last year this year it is not I just am so tired of it – I am 61 years old, single and have met a man who says he loves and wants to marry me – he is a Christian – but I am so afraid I am divorced and I think it left a huge whole in my heart when my ex husband was so unfaithful to me

    I feel so confused and tired and I need God’s help so badly and His guidance and to feel that He is answering my prayers even though I know I am so unworthy

    Thanks

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  208. Janet

    Hi, Please pray for me for deliverance from fear. I have had crippling fear since i was a child and i know this is not God’s plan for me. Please pray that my children and husband will also be delivered because they too seem to have the same challenge. Please also pray for the salvation of my husband and that he would love God, draw close to Him and become the spiritual leader in our home. Please also pray for us to get a new home. We are facing so many challenges in our current neighbourhood and are really trusting God for a change. We have prayed about this for a long time and we know God will come through for us. Pray for God’s glory to be revealed through my life and my family’s lives …that He may perfect His work in us for the benefit of His kingdom and for His Glory.

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  209. Traci

    Please pray for my family. My daughter is 16 and is struggling with her faith. My husband is a non-believer. I feel alone in our family and in my faith. I struggle daily with our brokenness as a family and pray for Jesus to be in our lives, so that we can begin to live a life of peace with his love as the center and glue that holds our family together. I have prayed and prayed and I know my Jesus hears me, but the waiting is hard. Thank you

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  210. Janetta

    Please pray for my daughter, Jessica. She is a Christian but she has lost her way. She was hurt deeply in the past and is mad at God and has turned away from Him. Please pray she will forgive and turn back to the Lord. She is so unhappy and has turned to drugs. She isn’t doing well in college. She needs the Lord back in her life.

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  211. Heather

    I prayed at the beginning of the Summer for God to search me and see if there was any anxious way in me. HE found some. Please pray for me as I go through the process of sorting different things out. It is hard and painful at times. Also for relationships to be restored.

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  212. Jennifer

    Please pray for my daughter , she has been a heroin addict for the last 5 years and is trying to recover . She is not a believer . She has been through a lot and is having trouble putting it behind her . Pray for her recovery and for to come to Jesus and fall in love . Her boyfriend as well . Also please pray for my sisters and brother . One sister has brain and lung cancer . She also is struggling with belief in God . She is a single Mom and can no longer work and so is struggling with money . My other sister is recovering from a stroke and is having significant health and mobility issues . My brother , again , not a believer , has hepatitis c and cirrhosis of the liver . And finally , for my husband who is suffering from major depression and anxiety . He is a believer but struggle with his faith . Help me to pray through all of these issues and that all of my family would come to Jesus !

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  213. Stacy Dotson

    Please pray for my marriage and family. My husband of 21 years told me December of 2013 that he’s not in love with me anymore and that too much has happened to us and that’s it’s too late for our marriage to be happy. He is a Christian but is so far from God and is believing Satans lies and deception.
    He is still living in our home and has not asked for a divorce. In August of this year, he started sleeping in the guest room and we have not been physical since then. He’s not having an affair as we’ve already been there. He’s got so much unresolved pain and bitterness from the past and I truly don’t think he’s forgiven me for the way I treated him for the first 10-15 yrs of our marriage. We need a miracle and I pray constantly that God changes me and turns Rays eyes back on him. My spiritual walk has never been better and I’ve made a commitment to stand for my marriage and family no matter what! I just need prayers and encouragement! I love your emails and posts… They have been so very helpful to me and I’m do thankful for you and proverbs 31!
    We have 3 children 18, 16, and 13, who don’t know a thing believe it or not. They worship their dad and would be beyond devastated if he moved out.
    Ray is very “messed up in the head” as he says. Please pray for him and for us. I know Gods working and I know he has us in his hands- it’s just still so hard living like this. But it has taught me what true faith is and what leaning on God means!
    God bless you and all you do!

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  214. Karla

    My husband is in ministry and looking for a new job. God has not revealed yet where we are going. He’s received several “no’s” to his résumé. It’s becoming frustratin for him and feeling hopeless. Praying for God to speak up soon. Praying for direction.

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  215. Amy Jo

    I am asking for prayer for our daughter Samantha. She has had such a horrible act committed on her that I can not even type it down. I pray fro her to know that God has never left her even through that horrible act. I pray for our family and that God may hold it together. I will never understand why horrible things to happen to children or how family could be the cause of such horrible things. I am struggling in so many ways to deal with this and can not even imagine how our little girl is dealing with this. God help us!

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  216. Amanda

    Please pray for my spouse and I. He’s decided to move out of our home. Emotions are raging. I feel lost and broken. We have a blended family and its been extremely difficult to manage. His defense is walking out. Please pray that he has a change of heart and will get some help with me to fix it all. Thank you.

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  217. Arline

    Please join me in prayer for my grandson who is living the lifestyle of a homosexual. I have been praying for him since September 2010 that Jesus will be revealed in his heart. God asked me to focus on Jesus and not on the problem so I keep my eyes on Jesus knowing that He hears us. Thank you- for the prayers of the righteous avails much.

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    • pam

      I prayed for you and your grandson!

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  218. Andrea

    I’ve been praying for my son, who is 27, to be set free from alcoholism and addiction for many years. Though he is not yet free, I have seen God do Amazing things in him and in his life, including placing a GODLY wife in his life. He faces lots of opposition since is dad and many family members are alcoholic giving him that constant place to hang out and fit in. I do not feel defeated. I am trusting God to bring him to the other side of this. God is bigger than addiction and the generational curse of alcoholism. Please pray for CC (my son.) I love Lysa’s prayer for a total heart transformation for her daughter! That is my prayer for my son.

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  219. Tammy

    Please pray for my daughter, who grew up in the faith, but has decided to venture out into the world. In May 2013, she married her high school sweetheart, and moved to NC but 7mos later he was deployed which brought her back home to us. It was then she decided to start clubbing and from there things have spin out of control. Her husband has since return and they will be filing for a separation.
    She has shared with me that she doesn’t pray anymore and feels numb. Thank you for your willingness to pray.

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    • pam

      I prayed for you and your daughter/son-in-law.

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  220. Melinda

    Please pray God will soften the hearts of my ex and I. I left our home because I wasn’t listening to God, family and friends. A year later I turned to Him and realized the mistake I made and have been changing my life for the better. I became the stander instead of the prodigal. I pray daily that marriage reconciliation is God’s will. There are many obstacles in the way and I ask for prayer in removing them from our path.

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  221. Angelica

    Please pray for my husband and I. We have been separated for two and half years and we are now headed for divorce. Also can you pray for his salvation and for strength and healing during this difficult time.

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  222. Jennifer

    Prayers for my husband and other family members spiritual health. Also that God would give my daughter confidence, strength and Godly companionship.

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  223. Cindy Bradberry

    Prayer for my 20 year old son who has lived for Christ and now in college is making choices that to me seem wordly. I pray that he sees God as his ultimate decision maker and His ways. Thy he listens to Godly wisdom and not fall to peer pressure.

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  224. dee

    Please pray for my daughter, who at one time loved the Lord. She married a man who is muslim and that’s the road she’s now traveling. Pray that the Holy Spirit would bring back to mind every thing learned, that planted seeds would germinate, that Abba would bring her home back to Himself and her
    husband. Thanks

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  225. Janelle

    Please pray for my husband who is not a believer and for me to have the patience to wait for god to transform him.

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  226. Jennifer

    I’ve prayed continuously for a job to allow me to work from home so I can help get our family out of debt. I’m a full time college student. A job through my home will still allow me to go to school. Please pray for me.

    I don’t want hand outs. I created the debt, so I want to earn the money to pay off my debt.

    Thank you for your prayers! God Bless!

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  227. Leigh

    Please pray for my marriage. My husband seems to be in denial that we all grow older and the things he says are so shallow minded and not of a Godly man or a man who believes in our vows. We are a blended family of 13 yrs and we have gone through alot of stuff (we had both been divorced for a long time before we even met) and it has taken it’s toll, and these past 2 years have been completely empty. I’m at the end of my rope because I don’t know what to say or do. I try to continue as God would want me to as far as caring for our home, etc, but end up being more frustrated and angry. Tired of being a housemate. Tired.

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  228. judie

    My husband has many health problems, he is very angry at everyone, everything. He resents his health problems and feels life is cheating him. He does not know Jesus. Says things like “If there is a God, why does bad things happen”. He is verbally abusive to my and his mother. He is 65 years old. I don’t know what to say when he verbally attracts me or his Mom. He is retired and has very few outlets. He watch’s tv all day and will cuss the people on tv and make races comments. He seems to feel children are worthless and resents anyone that wants them. He never had children. He has become more resentful with age. It is very hard dealing with him.

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  229. shannon

    I divorced my husband less than a year ago and have moved on with someone else. So I thought…. My husband wants to reconcile and put our family and two young boys back together. I am sick w indecision, anxiety, depression is setting in. I have no peace even though I pray whole heartedly for the Lords peace. What is God’s will? Do I end my relationship and reconcile to my former spouse? Its not where my heart is, but I feel like God is wanting something from us. Please pray, the lack of commitment on my part either way is destroying me and the wonderful man in my life.

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  230. Phyllis Lallathin

    Hoping you will come along side me in prayer for my son Phillip. He is my youngest. He is 27 and married a little over a year but has been struggling with drug use. I have been praying about this situation for 8 years. It just keeps getting worse as to what drugs he takes. He is a functioning addict because he holds a job. I pray for Godly wise people to come into his life. This battle is long and hard and the past 3 years he has moved away which makes it easier in some ways and way harder in others. I know God has got this but it’s hard when nothing seems to be changing. I don’t want to live obcessed that seems so faithless and futile. But I would appreciate the prayers they can only help and strengthen. I believe the battle we are in is a spiritual battle and we are in war over my son’s soul. Please pray. Thank you

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  231. Sally

    My 21 year old son is going through a hard time. He has been arrested, and is in jail, and it has to do with drugs. God has gotten his attention though, I ask for prayer that his eyes will be open to God’s truth, and call out to him to help him through this mess. God has answered many prayers in our family’s life in the past, and I know he will now, but my son, Kyle, really needs to get it deep in his heart that God is all he ever needs and will see him through, and to never return to this lifestyle.

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  232. Amy

    Pray for my son Luke. He has pulled away from allowing God to be the center of his life. He is tempted by the influences of this world and feels he has his day to day life under control. He is young with a great job and a wonderful girlfriend however he will never gain his peace and joy from things of this world. Please pray that he would desire to surrender his life to christ daily, that he would understand his need for Jesus in all his decisions and that he would not worry about the approval of man but seek the kingdom of God above all else. On the outside all appears wonderful but as his mother I see his hearts hurts, fears and struggles and know without a doubt when he turns back to christ those will no longer hold him back from being the man God desires him to be. He has very special God given gifts that are waiting in the wings to be used to build the kingdom. Please Lord free him from the things of this world and bring him back to you. ThNk you for lifting him in prayer. God Bless

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  233. Gayle Kelly

    Please pray for my daughter, Jackie, to love The Lord with all her hear, soul, mind, and strength. She is slipping away from her faith and being lured by the lies of the world. She is intrigued by the occult and she is fragile. She was adopted as a 6 month old, diagnosed with depression and anxiety as a 16 year old, and she is loved deeply by her parents and brothers – she is beautiful but in a messy dark spot. The “bully” of fear is present in our home. May we love her through this and pray her through this! Thank you for praying!

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  234. Mia

    This year I have been dealing with thyroid autoimmune issues, anxiety, panic attacks, heart palpitations and other strange health issues. They are starting to affect my quality of life and the relationships that I have. I cry all of the time and I cry out to God and I just feel alone. I’m tired of feeling like this, I need a healing, I need a miracle. I can’t go on like this

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  235. JK

    Please pray for my husband of nearly 39 years. I am not really sure what is going on with him but things are just not right. He is very distant and although I don’t think he is seeing anyone else at this point I believe that is the direction he may chose. My heart is so broken and I have prayed and prayed. Like you said sometimes it seems like God isn’t even hearing me. I don’t know what I will do if we actually split up. I have no means to support myself and would have no insurance etc.and the thought of those things terrifies me. I feel like we are a ticking time bomb just waiting on the day he walks out, the day he files papers, or the day I have had enough of no love and hateful words. If I were younger it might be an easier decision to make but we have 3 grown children and grandchildren too. This is all so heart breaking for us. My children don’t know all the details but they know something is up. There is very little communication from him toward us and especially me. He is just harboring so much anger in his heart. You can see it on his face and hear it in his voice. At times he may ask me to go eat dinner or other things but most times he says really hateful and harsh things and seems disgusted to even look at me. I have never been anything like that to him and have ALWAYS been a submissive and loving wife. I have honored my marriage vows to the fullest extent and can’t understand what lead him to act this way. My husband needs the Lord more than anyone I know. I have always taken my children to church but he has always chose to stay home while we went to church. Please pray for him and for our family and that our home will be peaceful, happy, place filled with love for God and for one another. More than anything I want a husband who loves the Lord and is a spiritual leader in our home.

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  236. Chrissy

    I am praying for those above. I see so many prayers that echo my need as well. My husband of twenty years has also moved from our home about six months ago. It has been over two years since he has been commited to our marriage. For that long he has been pushing toward divorce. I continue to pray for him. I have prayed for me and mostly I have prayed for my three children. He says he wants to work things out and that he no longer wants a divorce. However, he seems unable to take the steps necessay to repair our marriage. He has lost his way. He has lost his balance and is changing the best things about himself. Please join me in prayer. I need healing. My hearts wish is to be with my husband in a loving marriage. I am praying constantly – some days I don’t know what gods plan is for me. I am trying to have faith that he is walking me down this road.

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  237. Erica

    My dad needs prayer. I’ve been praying for him for 3 years now. He needs Jesus. He is an alcoholic developing health problems from his alcohol abuse. I believe Jesus is faithful. So I will have peace while I continue to pray.

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  238. SC

    This request seems silly when compared with the life challenges of others, but God created all the creatures, and as the winter’ s cold descends, my heart breaks for the abused dogs near me who are chained up with leashes almost chocking them, frozen ” water” dishes and little if any food. I go to visit one daily and despite her treatment, she is SWEET, LOViNG, FRiENDLY…I give her food, water, a blanket,,,,but can’t legally take her away from her owner. I pray that God will change the heart of her owner, or do what He and only HE knows is best for his beautiful creature, and others like her.

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  239. Melena

    Please pray for my sisters. The younger one to overcome anxiety and become more loving. The youngest to fall in love with Jesus and be her comforter and friend. Pray for my husband to find a career that supports our family. Pray for me to overcome my hang ups and be intimate with my husband.

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  240. Holly miller

    Please pray for my 3 children who are adopted! They have been through so much in their lives already and the two oldest are really struggling. We are doing counciling and neurofeedback right now and I am so over whelmed by their past and if they will TRUELY ever be happy and know the love of Jesus. It is so hard to rely on God when I know he gave us choice. It is amazing how all the love in the world has not shown my kids what it means to TRUELY love. If you can’t feel love and love yourself what is there in life? Today’s blog really talked to me and I will continue praying even when I feel it isn’t helping. Thank you so much!!!! GOD is GOOD!!!

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  241. Katie

    Please pray for my husband. He never knew Jesus until we met. He has since. Gotten saved and baptized. But his addictions get the best of him quite often and then the sneaking and lying comes in. Please pray for his integrity while he is alone or at work. Please pray for his strength to overcome this disease. Also, a cousin of mine has started dating a boy 20+ years younger while she was married. She has two children that are seeing her poor choices as ok and not wrong. Please help them to feel the Holy Spirit and let Him in to take over. And finally, I have been ill for 15 months and just cannot get it under control. Please pray for healing so I can enjoy life and my family. Thank you!

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  242. Elise

    Prayer is what got me through the difficult years with our older son from 18-25. He completely turned his back on the way he had been raised, but I never lost hope that he would return, just as it says in Proverbs. He had some difficult lessons to learn, but today he is a deeply committed Christian husband and father. God is faithful and He does answer prayer!

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  243. staci.young@live.com

    Please pray for my husband and his salvationi. The last year and a half has been brutal on out marriage. His retirement hasn’t been goo for him. I am his 4th marriage and there seems to been a wordy mentality the marriages and wives are disposable. There is a generational curse and strongholds that are binding him. I pray that he sees God…feels…and get to know the awesome God I do. Please pray for reconciliation for our marriage. Pray for the total transformation of his heart and mind. I do pray without ceasing…pray God continues to stregthen me while he is at work…..thank you so much in advance. MAY GOD’S HAND BE UPON YOU. AMEN

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  244. Diane Adams

    Hi,

    I need someone to pray for me.
    2 days ago my boyfriend of almost 4 year broke up with me because he wants to move out to Alberta for his job and he is afraid to take me with him right away because he is afraid we’ll break up and he doesn’t know where he’s going to live. We both still love each other and want to be together, it is just the circumstances that are in the way.
    Please pray that God will show me the way with what to do and please also pray that he moves out there ASAP and can find what he needs to find and still wants me there with him. He says he would love us to be together out there and I am holding to that. I just need people to pray that he will find what he is looking for and give me the strength to wait till he is ready.
    I love him, please pray! Thank you!

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  245. Fancy Robinson

    Please pray for my daughters, Kelsey and Maddie. Satin is attacking them physically and emotionally. I truly believe that the attack is taking place because my husband and I recently decided to be baptized. I have hit my knees and begged for healing but deep down I feel as if my prayer will not be answered as I hope and pray. I am scared of the outcome and the tension it will put on my new relationship with God.
    Thanks for offering to pray with me.
    God is good!

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  246. Donovan

    Hi, Please pray for my wife of 5 months who has decided she wants a divorce and has not been happy for over 3 years so I am told yet we get engaged, buy a home and get married, we have been together through think and thin with our broken homes for more than 10 years and she is ready to get a divorce without even trying to reconcile, no one can understand her actions, I did not see this coming and I am heartbroken. I have turned back towards the Lord and recommited my life to Jesus on the 9th of November and my wife has turned towards partying and going out with her new friends from work which I do not know. I pray that she finds Jesus in her life and that we ultimatly draw closer to God individually so that our marriage can flourish (we have always waited for the day to get married and move out) I pray that this may be Gods will. I do not do well with explaining the situation or know exactly how to pray correctly but I am trying more and more each day. The above post and 3 Ways to Press Through Unanswered Prayer has helped thank you.

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  247. Jenny

    After reading a lot of these comments, my heart is so heavy. I have two teen girls who are are medication for anxiety and depression. My older daughter is doing better mentally but has turned her heart away from Jesus. My younger daughter needs prayer. We have so many things in place for her (therapy, counseling, etc) I need wisdom from The Lord in what else I should or need to do. Every single day is a struggle and I weary.

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  248. Leanne

    Could I ask you to please pray for my husband and I. We are having fertility issues and are desperate for a baby. We have had 3 cycles of ivf/Icsi in the last year and a half the last attempt successful but resulted in miscarriage at 11+ weeks. We are due another cycle next month. I continue to put my hope and trust in God and believe he has a baby for us. Thank you for your prayers.

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  249. Angie

    Please pray for my marriage. It seems like the harder I pray, the harder it gets. I love my husband so much but do not feel love from him. We have a beautiful 10 year old daughter he shows affection to but he does not show affection to me and when I try to show affection, he is not very responsive. I pray daily!

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  250. Patti

    Lisa, Thank you for sharing about how you prayed for your daughter. I, too, have a daughter with struggles for whom I am constantly praying. I have seen some positive changes, yet struggles are ever present. In addition, I have a husband who is a recovering alcoholic; today marks Day 33 of sobriety. I give God all praise for this; it is a daily prayer effort. At first I questioned, “Why, God?”, but now can see how this has been used for good in our hearts & marriage. 2014 has been a tough year. My oldest daughter got married, & 10 days later my youngest daughter graduated. This was accompanied by a job change that was completely stressing me out & followed by my mom’s death 2 months later. The most recent blow was my husband’s confession that he had been an alcoholic for the last 5 years, but most significantly for the last year or so. Proverbs 31 devotions every morning have been such a blessing throughout our struggles. God is faithful & good. Thank you for your wonderful ministry. It is truly a blessing!

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  251. Debra

    My college aged daughter has a problem with cutting. She’s a beautiful, intelligent, and very talented girl so it’s difficult to understand why she’s struggling with this issue. I’ve researched and read everything I can about it but I still don’t completely understand it. Allyson and I have a great relationship and she’s a Christian but for some reason she doesn’t seem to be taking this problem to the One who can fix it. She’s several hrs away at college so I don’t see her very often but we skype and talk on the phone. This week she told me that this struggle has been especially hard recently. I’ve been praying about this for 2yrs now but I haven’t seen any healing or improvement yet. I know it all takes time but I feel impatient about the situation. I can’t seem to help her get on track and seek God in this trouble. Please pray for her spiritual and physical healing. I feel like a Christian counselor could be very beneficial but those are almost non-existent on most college campuses. I know the most effective thing I can do to help her is pray fervently which I think I’ve been failing at and to just keep on loving her which is the easy part. Thank you for this devotion today, it was a bullet to MY heart!

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  252. Chasity Hunt

    Please pray that I will continue to follow the path that The Lord! Has laid out for my son and I. I’m a single mother Who is searching for a Job, i don’t want to work Wednesday night or Sunday’s! I want to be in church with my son! Whenever the doors are open! I walked away from The Lord and the church a couple of years ago, and I have now realize that I need The Lord and the church in my life! Like I need the air to breathe!! And I want my son! To want The Lord! Just as much!

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  253. Ann Starkweather

    I am asking for prayers of strength and healing for myself. I suffer from an eating disorder, severe OCD/Depression and anxiety. I pray and do trust that God has a plan for me and that my healing is in His time and place. Some added love and prayers would be a blessing for me as some days are better than others and I wish those days were more abundant but, God has taught me humbleness and humility as I have not had an income since October and my husband has been the sol supporter. I have gone to food banks and they graciously provide (God has provided) staples for him as I don’t eat much…treatment is no longer an option due to financial issues…so, I know that it is up to God and myself…thank you for your blessings, your love and mostly for the prayers you are willing to give…Blessings and love Ann

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  254. Kris

    Hi! I am asking for prayer for my family.I left my abusive ex-husband after 23 years of marriage. Now my college age daughter (still controlled by her Dad) is treating me horribly. I really do not know what to pray for. I am setting boundaries with my daughter that she will not be verbally abusive to me and, well that is not going over well at all. I am getting great push-back. I pray for wisdom in how to deal with the situation and handle it in love (not anger….def trying not to be unglued) and pray for her heart to not be so cold and hate-filled towards me. I am also praying for her to open her heart to Gods love and my love. I have a son, but he has shown a wisdom and discernment of a much older young man. I thank God for his love and support. . I pray he continues to follow God and God continues to give him wisdom and strength so he can deal with our family issues. Thank you so much for praying alongside me.

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  255. Marcia

    Please pray with us for our daughter. She is away at college and was deeply hurt and cruelly manipulated by a student she “dated” last year. She won’t talk to us about it, but has talked to a counselor and a member of the faculty, which we are thankful for. After a year of counseling, she has been referred to a psychiatrist to be put on medication. This makes her feel even worse about herself. Our once bubbly, joyful and optimistic daughter seems dark, sad and all alone. Our hearts are just crying for her, but she is unreachable. Please help us pray that the Lord will intervene…that medication (if necessary) will only be used to make a bright path shine clearly enough for her to find her way out. She is a Christian, reads and studies her Bible, prays, attends a Christian college, loves Jesus….I think this makes it even harder for her to understand why she feels like she does. Thank you for praying with us. God bless you!

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  256. sha

    Please pray for me I have been going through some praying withdrawals. I need Jesus now more than ever in my life.I am lonely inside and I long for the relationship we shared. My financial burdens are clouding my spiritual judgement. Help me pray for a break through so that the enemy does not win this battle.

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  257. Terri

    Please pray for my daughter (22 years old) who has suffered debilitating panic attacks over the last three years. She has been diagnosed with PTSD resulting from trauma she received as a small child. No medication has helped her. Her fears, anxiety and unworthiness has kept her from living her life. I along with others have prayed so hard. We have seen some improvement but it is still very real in her life. She has prayed heartfelt prayers, but because she still struggles she feels God doesn’t really care and that she’s too unworthy to receive His grace. Please pray that God makes himself very real to her. He is her only hope.

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  258. michelle

    I have daily reflux that started a year ago after a stressful situation @ our church. Medication only made it worse. I’m asking th Lord for his healing of this health issue and for spiritual healing. Praying that this will not harm me, but that good will come out of this struggle.

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    • pam

      prayed for you!

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  259. Judy

    For my husband and 2 adult sons to know and love Hesus beyond measure. Thank you for your encouragement tiday

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    • pam

      prayed for you!

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  260. Susan Douglas

    RESTORATION of relationships in our family , heart’s healed.

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  261. Elizabeth

    I am a homebound agoraphobic who suffers severe panic attacks, depression and even thoughts of suicide at my lowest moments. I’ve lost my job because of my panic disorder. My finances have suffered because of this. My living arrangements are awful and I’m so lonely. Despite all of these things that I struggle with, I wake up everyday with hope that today will be the day that my breakthrough comes and I am free to live a normal thriving life again. I know this is not the plans that God has for me but I do get discouraged because I’ve been in this season so long. I pray all day on most days. As an agoraphobic I have nothing but time on my hands. I try to see it as a blessing in disguise. I get to read the word, I read books and blogs such as this about God and all his goodness and listen to praise music. Still, I can’t seem to turn the corner on this. In addition to praying, I began exposure therapy for my agoraphobia and panic disorder. The therapy is the hardest thing that I’ve ever done and even though sometimes I let fear get the best of me I know that fear is not from God so I try to push through. I will admit that I’ve questioned God about all that I go through. Sometimes I don’t understand how I haven’t been delivered yet. I ask that you pray for my physical and mental healing. I’m exhausted and I really need a boost of confidence because I just don’t know what to do anymore and I don’t know how much longer I can continue to live in this state. Thank you for any prayers that are sent my way. I humbled.

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  262. Deborah

    Please pray for my daughter, her husband and two children will slow their busy life down and return to church and living for You….

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  263. Kim Ellis

    Prayers requested for my 18 year old daughter, She was raised as a Christian, went to Christian elementary and middle school, and loved God so much. Something happened, nothing that can be explained – and now she not only does not believe, but thinks Christians are stupid and weak, and close-minded. Please pray for her to find the way back.

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  264. Elizabeth

    Michelle, I too suffer from severe acid reflux so I know your pain. I pray that God blesses us both with physical healing and deliver us from this condition. Blessings.

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  265. marta

    Please pray for Barbara. She is facing divorce and is struggling with some depression. She has two twin 7 year olds. Her husband was unfaithful and does not want to reconcile the marriage. Thank you,

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    • pam

      I prayed for Barbara!

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  266. Tanya

    Please pray for my husband,who struggles with alcoholism and past hurts. Please keep me lifted as I raise our daughters. I need the strength to keep it together because so much as been placed on my plate this year. Both parents sick,broken relationship with my oldest daughter and my marriage falling apart. So please pray with me and for me and I thank you.

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  267. Kate

    So many cries from the heart. I need prayer for my son who is a heroin addict living on the street. He has hep c and numerous felonies. He needs Jesus. Also a very scary issue at work. Thank you.

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  268. Martha

    I am praying with renewed passion that my son, like Lysa’s daughter will “completely fall in love with Jesus”. He has lost his passion and belief through some hard times over the last couple of years and seeing him struggle has been so difficult. After reading Lysa’s devotion today, I know that through my prayers (and yours) and faith in the Lord, my son can return to the way, the truth and the light.

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  269. Becca

    Thank you for your care-through-prayer. Sometimes you just need a whole team. Again, thank you. I am in need of an army of prayer for my husband, for my heart to change toward him, and for our marriage to heal. Together, without a Christ-centered relationship, we built a needy marriage filled with the terrible baggage of our pasts. Since Christ plucked me up from my mess, my life is changed, but my marriage strains like a garment that doesn’t fit. In fact, it has torn and I have stepped emotionally away from what I now realize was/is a really destructive relationship riddled through with lie after lie after lie. My husband is now a roommate, absolutely refuses to acknowledge or take responsibility for the destructive things he does, projects blame on me for the lot of it, and is chasing ‘the big career’ for all he’s worth. My heart has been broken in so many places I can’t count anymore–so I keep it guarded from him. My three absolutely precious boys (all young men now) are terribly hurt and learning so many wrong things. The family openly makes fun of Christianity–or the truths therein. They are eager to ‘take me down’ –as if that could take God down! I am truly powerless to do anything but sing God’s praises and to reflect from my fractured place, God’s light. For 15 years now, (3 of them in Christ), I have struggled with anger, bitterness, sadness, hurt, and a desire to cast blame inwardly over this broken situation. Your prayers for the healing of all hearts in my family would be appreciated…and that I may have the emotional strength to walk the road God sets before me.
    I thank you all so much for Prov. 31 Ministries–for sharing your love of wielding words for God’s glory. Your team is a great blessing and a wonderful example of hope and possibility in dark places!

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    • pam

      prayed for you!

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  270. Randi Romero

    Please pray for me to have strength. My faith is faltering, I’m feeling down and I just don’t know. Pray for financial anointing for my daughter and I. I’m asking for god to mend the heart of my daughter father so he can realize that him not being in his little girl life is affecting her mentally and physically. God I’m begging you to heal my broken heart, give me peace please, I surrender, I let go lord.

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  271. Christine

    My husband of 21 years has been in an emotional affair for 2 1/2 yrs. I have been praying and believing during this time for complete restoration in our marriage. I am growing weary, yet not willing to give up. All outward appearances show he has strayed from God. I have begun praying for his salvation to be restored and for him to completely fall in love with Jesus, again. When that happens, I believe our marriage will be restored. Our three children, 19, 18, and 16, are definitely being affected by the strain between us. It is affecting their decisions as young adults.

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  272. Lynda

    Please pray for my son, Zach. He is a senior in high school and just tore his acl for the second time. Basketball has been his whole world since he was very young. He is blessed by God with great talent and humility. His dream is to play basketball in college and we are all having trouble understanding this latest setback. Please pray that God would give us direction and help us move forward. Thank you.

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  273. Beth Andrews

    Please pray for my 22-year old son who is “in love’ with a girl who is a self-avowed bi-sexual pagan witch. He has been raised all his life in a Christian home, has made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ and faithfully attends church, but does not see that this is an ungodly relationship. Please pray that God will shine light into the darkness that surrounds this girl and my son can see the truth. Please pray that he will see Jesus Christ as the true love of his life.

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  274. Kim

    I have been a Christian most of life since I was 11. As I approach turning 51 this Sunday I struggle with doubt, fear of rejection and selfish thoughts. My prayer life & time with God gets smaller & smaller each year. I want to change direction & seek God with a new thirst. I so want to seek the Lord with my whole heart, soul and mind. I need a spiritual surgery of my heart to make change to limit stress, get balance (work as a special Ed teacher) back in my life, I need to learn to live in the now and not allow circumstances dictate my mood or emotions. When we have a physical heart issue our vision & focus can be altered or damaged. In the same way when our spiritual heart is lacking or broken our focus on Jesus is unclear, out of focus. I need my flame for Jesus to be ignited on fire again so I once again can pray without stopping.

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  275. Kristi

    Please pray for my family. My husband lost his job 4 weeks ago just after we uprooted our children and moved from the only home we have ever known. It took our savings to move and we don’t know how we are going to pay rent for December. Please pray for a new opportunity for him and that his heart would be guarded from discouragement. This is the 3rd company he has worked for in the last three years that has closed.

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  276. nicoll

    Requesting prayer warriors to pray over my marriage. I recently learned my husband has kissed another woman and continued to have an emotional relationship with her. He says he loves me and I’ve decided to stay and work on our marriage, but now two months later he feels cold towards me. We have no more passoin or affection in our marriage. I’m in my early thirties yet feel so much older and hopeless. I desire to have the emotional and physical connection with my husband.

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  277. Maryann

    Please pray for healing for my husband. Also, for our two daughters that their relationship with Jesus be strengthened. And, in the years ahead for a godly man of respect to enter their lives. I am praying for you all. Thank you for sharing your stories and lives.

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  278. Kari

    Please pray for my 16 year old daughter who is suffering from severe depression and struggles everyday to just get out of bed let alone do school and function like a normal young woman. She has prayed so hard to be healed, searches so hard for God and feels like He has abandoned her because He has not taken this from her. My heart is so heavy, knowing that God is carrrying her through this but heartbroken that she does not feel His mighty presence and weary from asking Him to take this from her.

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  279. Pat Westermann

    Please pray for my daughter Devonn to desire Jesus and was a relationship with Him. and that i will be faithful in my prayer for her/

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  280. Gwyn

    Please pray for my 22 year old son who has been lured away from The Lord by the momentary pleasures of this world. Pray for his total heart transformation! Thank you!

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  281. Hope

    I am requesting prayer for my physical health. I’m in my late 20’s struggling with 2 autoimmune disorders and I believe my doctor suspects possible MS. I’m working very hard at my job but struggling to stay positive and trying to keep the faith that God will take care of me no matter the outcome. Please pray with me for peace.

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  282. Kalimah

    I’m praying for a godly husband and healthy offspring. I’ve been praying for these for over 5 yrs now and it’gets hard as I wait desperately for God to show me answers. His word says marriage is honorable and children are a reward so I’m holding him to his word not to withhold any good thing from those who walk upright. Please pray for and with me.

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  283. Michele

    I am very discouraged thru unanswered prayer. 18 months ago my husband’s business went south and it has never recovered. He has been diligent to find work and/or get a job and nothing! I’ve prayed, and prayed and prayed. In the mean time- my son, who is a senior this year, has mono! And again, I’ve prayed and prayed and prayed for restored health- and nothing! I know God is the same yesterday, today and forever… He is the God that heals the sick, that parted seas and rivers, made a donkey talk, brought down a wall with a shout, fed thousands in the dessert for 40 years!! But where is He now???

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  284. Rhonda

    I recently found out that my “Christian ” husband of 21 years has been having a long term affair. I feel like he has been blinded by the devil. I’ve been praying for Gos to deliver him, but as of yet it hasn’t happened. It looks like I’m headed for divorce, which is so difficult because I know God hates divorce. This hurts so bad. I’m a praying woman and believe God can work miracles. I’m so hurt & disappointed that it doesn’t seem like this prayer is going to be answered for me & my family.

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    • Turner

      Rhonda, I am praying for you. My situation is very similar, but my husband of 21 years is not having an affair. He’s decided he’s gay. We have four children together- 19,16,13, and 11. I, too, feel like the devil is pulling at my husband, but he’s not even sure whether he believes the devil is real. He’s trying to decide whether to embrace this new life or keep our family intact. He’s searching desperately for a way to justify homosexuality and his faith, forgetting that God hates divorce just as much as homosexuality. It does hurt. I know your pain. I, too, am praying for deliverance for my husband and I will pray for yours. God can do anything. He changed Paul’s heart and he can change our husbands’ hearts. Trust in God, and no matter which way things go, you WILL be ok. He will be your best friend when all others desert you.

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  285. Amy

    Please pray for my 5 and 3 year old sons. Their dad is very emotionally abusive and is also physically violent. We are FINALLY involved with social services but when i took the next step in ensuring their safety by turning to the justice system his family bought a lawyer and i had, the Lord. I was SURE the Lord and I had this for He holds the judges heart and directs it like a watercourse wherever He pleases correct? They beat my butt. But now we are involved even deeper in the system (which is great… right? Counselors coming in my home, his home etc but all i want is for my 2 beautiful sons to live whole healed lives and break the cycle of yuck. I beat myself down for being so nieve. Im married to a great man who loves us all to pieces and i cant find work… So he works to keep us all warm and fed. Please pray for us. My boys. My marriage. And a job for me. Thank you. Im committing to prayer again, its so easy to let it slip away in discouragement.

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  286. Nikki

    5 yrs. that’s how long I’ve been praying for my children’s father, my ex husband , to become a believer in Christ and for Christ to reconcile our family. I will continue to stand in prayer.

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  287. Judi

    So much to pray for as I was reading so many of these prayer requests. So much hurting going on in this world it is GOOD to know that God will help us through our pain and suffering. We are also going through our times with our son who has decided to follow his way and not the Lord’s. I have been praying, but I need to do more trusting. I would just ask for God’s will to be done in our son’s life and that one day soon we will all be able to enjoy the blessing of just even being around each other – it has been hard to even want to hang out together. Thanks for the opportunity to share and for prayers….

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  288. Donna

    My husband and i planted a brand new church in 2006. We had been youth pastors for years, and this is our first lead pastorate. My husband has had a second job to sustain us as the church has grown (and it has been a slow process). He has been physically worn down and had many illnesses over the past years. Please pray for God’s provision and strength. Please pray for God’s will in allowing him to go full time at our church. His heart is to be a Pastor. I know God is in control. Thank you for your ministry!

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  289. Trish

    Husband been unemployed and underemployed for 3 years. Been Praying for doors to open that long too. Trusting God has a plan. Time has run out

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  290. Tammy Pallant

    Please pray for my son James that God will open the eyes of his heart to really see God, he has walked away from his family, and moved to live in Seattle within girlfriend. I believe that Jesus can turn him around, change, restore, redeem and forgive him and bring him home to us his family. I long for James to experience what your daughter did. It is reassuring that good things can happen at College, for James that wasn’t the case but your encouraging message gives me hope especially as my daughter will go to college next year. Please pray for James and our family, thank you.

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  291. Lesa

    Please pray that my adult son will find his way in life to where God wants him to be. Pray that he has the faith to trust God.

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  292. Themba Tshabalala

    Good afternoon Lysa, I’ve been married for 9 years 11 months. On the 04/12/2014 we will be 10 years been married. My marriage is falling apart, please pray for me I still love my wife. We belong together, God blessed us with two kids and they both need us.

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  293. Wendy

    Please pray for my marriage and also for my eldest son and sister to return to The Lord. Thanks!

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  294. CK

    Needed this encouragement today!! Prayers for decisions that a judge will be making today in regards to my children!!

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  295. Pam

    Please pray for me and my husband we are struggling with addictions. It seems like we will do good for a couple of weeks then satan rears his ugly head. We want to live right and do God’s will. But we fail. So do pray for us. Also his work is slow which doesn’t help matters none.

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  296. Katie K

    Please pray for my marriage. My husband and I are working through some tough issues right now and are trying to find God’s purpose in all of this. Thank you very much!

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  297. Hazel

    Please pray for my wayward daughter, that she would want God’s will in her life. She is involved with a guy that is manupulating her and leading her down a path away from the Lord and her family. She will not listen to us as parents. Thank you.

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  298. Sarah

    Thank you so much for praying! I’m asking for a complete emotional and physical healing for myself and my children with a MANIFESTATION of that healing. Please pray for a BREAKTHROUGH in every area of our lives, especially finances and MOVING ON…and for a BREAKTHROUGH for a friend named David whom I’ve been praying for with no signs that God is hearing me for 18 months: Lord, give David a godly sorrow that brings upon repentance and leads to his Salvation. Instill a fear of the Lord so David can have wisdom. I know with man this is impossible, but with God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. In Jesus’ MIGHTY Name, Amen

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  299. Tiffany

    Hi. I am now a mom of 5 going on 6. I met my ex fiancé and we clicked. We were so good for each other, now all of a sudden I am back at my parents house with my 5 kids and pregnant with his baby. I love him and miss him so much. I pray that God will work in his heart in a way that I never thought he could. It seems that all my prayers are standing unanswered… But I know God is working. Please hold us up in prayer as the kids and I face this. And please pray for his return to us. We need daddy in our lives. I know God is really working on teaching me to trust Him and pray and wait for His answers.

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  300. Tracy

    First I want to tell everyone who commented I am lifting you all up in prayer–my heart goes out to you all-Please pray for my family-my husband has also been underemployed-like another woman who commented–for 10 years–then a year and a half ago was laid off, reemployed and took a large paycut . We have a condo we rent and have been without a renter for 6 weeks–I’m nervous we won’t have much for our kids for Christmas if God doesn’t answer prayers soon and/or that moving into Jan we too will have exhausted our emergency fund and not be able to pay bills without that rent money, with no hope to replenish in the near future. I know God has a plan and I just want prayer for HIS plan, whatever that is, for the situation to be put in place. He is so Good–just not as quick as I’d like Him to be 🙂

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  301. Suzanne

    I had a miscarriage in August and don’t know if God is closing the door on expanding our family. We have two beautiful, healthy children, but I would love to give my boys a little brother or sister. Have not felt a clear answer or direction from God if another child is in His plan.

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  302. Linda

    I am waiting for a promotion and I fear being fired before then. The promotion is with another company. God has told me to “wait.” He has told me “termination,” “Deborah,” “promotion” and wait. I am becoming discouraged in waiting. I’ve also gained weight in the mean time.

    Yes, I have “Made to Crave” and loved the book. I should bring it out again and read it. Wold Max Lucado’s book apply to my situation and fears?

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  303. cheryl

    my 25 year old son died this summer his father died five years before. my other son Ethan is currently in jail I’m praying that he will be delivered from his addictions and he would be sold out wholeheartedly to God and that he would live a life worthy of the gospel. I pray that God would send you spiritually mature man into his life to be a mentor. And I pray for the strength to endure this testing for the glory of God with a good attitude

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  304. Jamie Brown

    Please pray for my dear friend Philip and his wife Lorie as they are currently facing his cancer coming back. It has entered his bloodstream and he is facing some rigorous treatments of the removal of his blood, cleansing it, and yhen replacing it. He is one of the best people I’ve met, and his wife one of the strongest. They are just 31 years old, high school sweethearts. I (and they) would greatly appreciate any and all prayers. Thank you.

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  305. Fran

    Please pray for my sister in law who is sick she needs to be diagnoised correctly and then to get treated with the right treatments which is is not as of now. I also ask for prayers for a healthy pregnancy and delivery of our grandbaby ..their first. Thank-you!

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  306. Julie

    Please pray for me and my husband. We have suffered 5 miscarriages in the last 5 years. I have become deeply depressed at the thought of us not being able to have children. I’m trying to come to terms that this is Gods plan but having an extremely hard time. My heart hurts…. We have prayed and prayed over the years and I am realizing this may not be His plan for us and I’m having major problems along with deep depression accepting this. It has been a long road and I feel like we have reached the end of it. Please pray for peace for us to accept that we may never have children and this is Gods plan.

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  307. Diane

    Last week my son contacted me to tell me he and the rest of the family do not want me to be apart of them any longer. They are sick of hearing about my Jesus and want me to leave them alone. I know these hurtful remarks are aimed at Jesus, because only the power of Jesus can convict someone that powerfully. You either embrace Him or you turn the other way. Please pray the light of truth will open their eyes and that their hearts will come to know Him. My heart was shattered but through prayer He mended it. I have been praying over my children for over 8 years, but I know God has this and He is faithful unto completion. I look forward daily to the inspirations God has placed on your hearts. It’s quite remarkable in that 99% of the time it is exactly what I need to hear. Thank you Jesus for faithful and diligent women who carry your word forth.

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  308. christina

    Please pray with me for my husband and his search for a new career. He is currently working one full-time plus constant overtime that is a blessing but is physically destroying his body and he is only 30 years old. He also took on the purchase of a business in January in hopes of it taking off to the point of him being able to quit his full time job. But we are realizing now it could be five years or more before this happens. We have five children -13,8,7,3 and 2 and not only do they miss him terribly but he is missing everything in their lives and so many milestones. Our children keep me busy but I miss my best friend so much. After much inner turmoil he has decided to send out resumes in hopes of finding a new job that pays as well as his own without the physical toll on his body, and if he can find it then he will sell out of the new business. Please help me pray for him. It hurts me to see him in constant physical pain. And the emotional pain and guilt he feels being away from us and not being able to really enjoy his role as father figure and head of the household is almost too much to bear. Thank you so much for your ministry. I read your blog every morning to start my day. I have recently told quite a few new believers that started coming to church with me how much reading your stories and books have helped me through this journey and that I feel they would benefit from it also. I have recently seen and experienced the power of prayer. It is so amazing! This past summer my faith was restored and I was saved. Since that day so many wonderfully overwhelming events have taken place in my family’s life! I believe with my whole heart God will place my husband’s resume into the right hands. Thank you so much for praying for this wonderful man. He is an amazing father to our five children, the oldest three not his own until last year when he adopted them. He has the heart of a warrier and does not know what it means to give up. I pray for him each day in his battle with pain and being away from us. I thank you so much for praying for him as well!

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  309. Sue

    My husband has been out of work for 11months. He is working like crazy to find a job and has had countless interviews. Today he has a face to face interview with a company that would be a great fit. I pray that his interview goes well and for him to be encouraged that God has the exact position for him and our family. We trust in His goodness, although it is hard to wait, to not know, and think about making hard decisions if our finances don’t hold out.

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  310. Amber

    Please pray for my 14 year old son, he has started high school and has been faced with the peer pressure of high school. He has had some situations that his actions have not been the best. I also ask that you give me patience to stop and listen and wait for Gods plan in my current relationship.

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  311. annee

    Lysa, Thank you so much for your encouraging words through biblegateway.com. The scriptures & thoughts attached to November 12th’s “Encouragement for the Day” were exactly what I needed to read. I am praying for my new step son, a grown man who is a Norwegian citizen. He is struggling with depression, anxiety & understanding the meaning of life. Being new to the family & not completely certain of the social dynamics in Norway, I wasn’t sure how to approach the subject with him. But today I was able to send an email that I hope will open doors for him. Thanks for your encouragement about prayer. And please also pray with me not only for this young man, but also the rest of the family as I hope to see God open doors for all of them. Thanks again, annee

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  312. Jenny

    My heart is broken. My 19 year old daughter has been extremely disrespectful and moved out. I’ve pal ways prayed for my children and taken them to church every time the doors were open. I’m at a lose for words by the disrespect that she has shown to me and I pray that this trial is for Gods glory and she draws nearer to him. Please pray for her that God keeps his hand on her and keeps her safe and that my heart will stop hurting.

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  313. Tawnya

    Please pray for my ex-husband. He abandoned me and our 2 children a year ago and has completely disappeared. Please pray for God to soften his heart and salvation for him. I pray everyday for God to work in his life and restore our family. Thank you.

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  314. Madeleine

    Please pray for my husband. He was laid off from a big company after 17 years of dedicated employment. He has been unemployed for a year and a half and is having a hard time finding employment. I ask that God hears my prayers. I pray that my husband does not become discouraged by the closing of doors. I know that God has a plan for him, for our family. I am feeling that my continued prayers are not being heard. I know that God has a plan. I just wish His plan would materialize sooner than later.

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  315. christy

    Please pray for my amazing 18 year old son. We fostered and adopted him. Best thing we’ve ever done! However, the rejection of his birth parents has deeply affected him. He struggles to love himself fully and to let others love him fully. I’m praying for truth to trump every lie and deception the enemy puts in his mind and heart. I am believing for his identify to be rooted in Christ and for the freedom to become all that God has intended him to become! Thank you so much for partnering in prayer with me!

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  316. Dinva

    As I read each comment posted I added every name in one long prayer. Sometimes I feel that my problems do not deserve God’s attention when so many others have more serious issues than me. So first I am grateful that I woke up this morning. I am grateful for my loving husband and family. I am grateful for a roof over our heads. But my prayers are for my family to know and follow Jesus; for calm in the midst of extreme financial difficulties; faith to just let go and let God. Thank you.

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  317. Heather

    Please pray that we receive the grant to fund finalization of our adoption. We couldn’t afford it when we were approached to receive the blessing of this previous child but The Lord has been providing all along the way and though I know that, fighting the fear that we won’t receive the final $3500 is becoming a losing battle. We are strapped financially in all areas and need to trust and follow Christ more. I believe with all my heart that this child is ours placed here by God. Please pray for peace to rest in His promise and that the financial piece will work out. Thank you.

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  318. Amanda

    Nikki, may The Lord bless you and keep you as you continue to faithfully carry this burden for your husband to know Christ. I am familiar with the pain you describe. I also am praying for the love of my life to receive Jesus, and I believe it will happen in God’s time. He has reassured my heart that it will happen, and yet it is difficult to hold on to that peace and reassurance some times. Blessings to you and your family.

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  319. Sherry

    After 25 yrs of marriage, my husband who was once a elder in the church has stopped attending. It is the hardest thing I’ve ever been through. Pray for God to soften his heart!

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  320. Kim

    Your message cut straight to my heart this morning…
    I Would like to ask for prayers for my son Cam, he is 22 and has been walking a slippery path for about 5 years now. He suffers from anxiety and often shuts down and self medicates with marijuana to calm himself. Needless to say that I pray incessantly for him but I feel so tired and beaten down. Unfortunately, his bio father has beaten him down with unkind words and he views himself as unworthy of any good.
    In fact, my son tends to self sabatoge himself often 🙁
    While I have seen change over the years in a positive manner, I am soooo ready for “the big event” to occur.
    It often feels like I am just praying the same thing over and over and I fear that my prayer isn’t good enough to convey what I am feeling. I to need prayer to keep pressing on!
    Thank you all so much, God Bless

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  321. Tanja

    I have been a Christian my whole life. I have prayed for my husband since before I could date. I am a worrier and have prayed to be delivered from that too. I feel like a failure in every part of my life and feel like I’ve even let God down. I feel like my prayers are bouncing off the floors of Heaven. Like the Lord has other more important people to answer before me. “Tanja will be ok. I’ll get to her later.” Will I even get answers? How can I change my prayers? Are they really working? I feel forgotten, alone and sad. I miss being joyful. I’m tired of being quiet and just taking it. I’m tired of yelling and getting no where and my kids being sad. Am I even needed? Please pray for me.

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    • Dee

      Tanji, you are so needed!! Those thoughts you are having of not being needed are not from God they are lies from Satan. You are fearfully and wonderfully made! God does not make mistakes He created you for a reason! I said a prayer for you and will continue to pray for you throughout the day.

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  322. Gena

    Please pray for my beautiful granddaughter Kyra. She is 23 and was raised in church. She used to sing for Jesus. Now she has chosen to go the way of the world, clubbing,living with various guys, working in the clubs as a dancer. She has had problems with eating disorder, cutting, depression, bi-polar. We have prayed and prayed for her. Waiting for the day she falls in love with Jesus. Praying that God protects her from harm. God has given me peace over it.

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  323. Jennifer

    Please pray for my marriage. My husband has already filed for divorce. People tell me it’s for th best. My husband is a former pastor. He has been verbally and physically abusing me. Please pray for reconciliation.

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  324. Kristin

    I’m believing God for a heart transformation for my children. They are young and they need a faith in God of their own. I’m also believing God for healing of relationships with extended family.

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  325. Kim

    Please pray for my son who is a freshman in college, nine hours away from home. He is 17 months drug free. We are so thankful for that. He needs Christian friends in his life. Please pray that he will make the right decisions and that he will get involved in a Christian college group at school. I know that will make a huge difference in his life. He has come so far already. He is in a great program in college, and I know that God has a great plan for his life!

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  326. Sarah

    I am praying that God will overcome the impossible & give my husband & I a child of our own. We would appreciate more prayers! 🙂

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  327. Karen

    Pray for my husband. We have been married for 29 years. He says he has never loved me. He wants our life to continue the way it is. Him in one room and me in the other. He doesn’t want others to know. Pray that God will touch his heart. That he will return his heart back to God and to his family. I am believing is restoration as God is the restorer

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  328. Lois

    I am asking for The Lords will to be done in my son 52yrs. He has been out if work 2 yrs and used up his savings he doesn’t go to church but claims he does so on TV with a church in the area. He has a social anxiety not wanting to be in crowds.he lacked on looking for a job.now he is scrambling for one .he got one and worked for a week and quit because it was a temp.he went to work for a good company with a union and great benefits.he was let go after a week.he wanted to exert his rights to take a break and lunch when he saw fit because everyone worked through the shift.he knows he made mistakes and is now 2 months behind in his mortgage.he called a realtor (said he hast returned his call) any I ask god is he going to end up homeless .i try to keep my focus on who god is (all knowing faithful and a desire non should perish. A loving god) please pray for me to look to Jesus
    Also for my 2 grandsons raised in church ages21 and 25 who are not serving god

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  329. Jeannine

    Please pray for my son Bradley. He has been missing since June this year. Bradley knows Jesus and that is reinsurancing but moms heart is breaking. Pray for Gods truth to reign in him, safety, and that he would call.

    Thank you so much!

    Enjoy your devotions – May God continue to bless your ministry.

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  330. Tammy Markell, Milton, pa

    Prayer for my son that he might come back to Jesus. Pray for salvation for my daughter, son-in-law, ex-husband and my nephew’s ex-wife. Pray that I might stay sober and not use food as a crutch. Thank you for all the encouraging words.

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  331. Gorgeous

    Please pray for my family, to be debt free and have a home of our own. For the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, my children and my husband to give us strength and lead us in a way that he wants us to be.

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  332. Maria

    Please help pray for my son, he’s 14, got his heart broken by a girl and has gone into a state of depression. I don’t know what to do anymore. My health isn’t very good and the stress is making me worse. His name is Rafael. Thank you!

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  333. Donita

    Please pray for my adult son. He is living homeless, he’s depressed and may other situations. He needs to made choices and I can only do so much. It seems sometimes that I’m the only light in his life. He needs God! I fear for his life

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  334. Jude

    Please pray for my oldest son. He is going through a difficult time (loss of a job he loved, suffered a concussion and still recovering) and is struggling with unanswered prayers. The relationship between my husband (his father) and this son needs LOTS of prayer. Please pray alongside me for both of these men and their walk with the Lord. My son wants nothing more than to get his job back but if that is not God’s will, he desperately needs another job! Thank you for your faithfulness in your ministry!!

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  335. Donita

    Please pray for safety, salvation and for a sound mind for my son who is homeless and broken

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  336. Vicki

    Thank you for your words this morning, it was exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you for the reminder that prayer can bring real change. My situation is very similar to yours. I am praying for my son in college to not just have a behavioral change, but a heart change. I have been praying for months for God to send him some Christian friends who will touch his heart & help him see things differently. I’m trying to keep hope.

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  337. jenn britt

    My husband and I left ministry a year and a half ago after 17 years of church work. We left wounded. We have been praying for God to reveal the path of His purpose for our lives. My husband is working 2 part-time non-profit jobs but it’s just not enough. We are struggling finically, spiritually, emotionally and need to hear from God. It has been a very lonely time. We need hope. We don’t have to know His whole plan but we need to know which path to take that will lead us to it.

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  338. kam

    Please pray for our family. We have our own business and have been feeling stuck in it for the past year or so. It is very time consuming and is taking its toll on our family as a whole. We want God’s will to be done but need a way out soon or a boost in enthusiasm and energy to get through it.

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  339. Anne

    Please pray for me and my family. I am going through a divorce and also have a son struggling through a defiant behavior issue. Yesterday, his therapist referred him to a residential treatment center. Please pray that God gives me strength and direction as to where to go from here.

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  340. Angela

    I have recently reconciled with my husband. The fears and disappointment of his affair plague me everyday. I wake up thinking today is a new day I will fight the evil that is throwing these reminders in my head and as I make it more through the day I find that I let one thought get through that barrier and I’m back at square one. I’ve found my way back to church and I pray on this a lot of my time, I’ve even thanked God for his work in bringing my husband back. But sometimes my heart doesn’t feel it. Please pray for me to get past the struggle I am facing right now.

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  341. Kimberlee

    Like so many others, my “Christian ” husband of 18 years has left me and our 2 children. He has another woman – who is also married. I am believing that God is bringing him hone and is restoring our marriage and family. Please pray in agreement with me that he will be home very, very soon. Amen! Kim

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  342. Kristen

    Would you pls pray for healing for myself from chronic pain for almost 3 years. It has been life changing. I need healing and direction. May God pls make it known what I should do next. I am overwhelmed . Thank you.

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  343. Day

    Praying that my custody battle with me ex ends smoothly, that he will talk to the girls and make them happy, instead of thinking only of himself. Allow us to move to where we belong with my husband, our family. And that he and I can become friends again and co-parent respectfully. I pray he understands that I would NEVER keep the girls away from him. I ask all of you for prayers. Amen

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  344. Kay

    Please pay for a test I really need to pass, in order to keep my teaching position. I feel I am being tested by so many, it’s hard to keep the faith, but I am really trying. also this really hit home with my daughter, she is 20 and just is lost right now. Not really sure what her purpose is. and pray for my 17 year old son, that he makes the right decisions also in such a hard temptation world.

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  345. Joan

    Please pray for my sons. They study hard and work,yet seem to have lost a spiritual connection and the desire for one. I pray that they fall in love with Jesus and see Him working in their lives.

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  346. S.N.J Israel

    Please pray for me. I am a student sel-funding my Ph.D studies. In August I was offered a loan by a friend and business partner to use in paying off my school fee debt so I could partner with her to produce a movie. I accepted the goodwill because it took care of my debt and gave me an opportunity to do what I love – filmmaking. The agreement was that I would refund this loan from the profit on the movie which is set to premiere in January next year. We have finished shooting the movie which I screenwrote and directed and it is currently in edit. My friend has now suddenly sent me emails requesting for the refund of this loan. I do not have it right now, she is being quarrelsome about it. Please pray for me that God gives me wisdom to make this money and refund it to her. God sees my heart that I worked with her in good faith. Thank you.

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  347. Anonymous

    Hi Lisa & team,
    My name is Genesis and I am a recent college graduate-only by the grace of God. I also got MY dream job or so I thought. I have been granted to opportunity to work at one of the top companies in the world. I thought it was immediately a miracle and considered it God’s grace and favor over my life from direct obedience. However, lately I found out they are going to exterminate position and I have only been here three months in. That has left me pretty shocked and feeling a bit unworthy about my work. I have no doubt that God can open up another door for me at the right time in the right place but, I feel as if I wasn’t good enough in this situation. Today, I am having a talk with my boss about what my last day is and would appreciate your prayers as I am open and transparent about things they could have done better in order for me to succeed in my job.

    Thanks for always leaving a place for us to be open and transparent, Lisa.

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  348. Amy

    Please pray for our exchange student, Miguel. May he have the desire to know Jesus and fully surrender his life to Christ. May the Holy Spirit transform him from the inside out.

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  349. Lily

    I am joining in prayer for each and every intention listed above. May you find comfort in God’s loving embrace. I pray in thanksgiving for my wonderful husband who is an awesome father, that God may continue to pour blessings on him and help him through disillusionment and disappointment. I also pray for direction in my own life with upcoming career challenges.

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  350. Sarah

    I ask for your prayers for my husband and I as we try to have children. We’ve gone through 3 miscarriages in the past year and a half, and after several tests we have no real answers as to why. It’s been hard, to say the least, even more so because so many people close to us have had children in the past couple years. And although we celebrate with and are truly happy for all our friends and family blessed with babies, it leaves us with feelings of “why us” and “are we meant to have kids at all”, etc….Please pray for hope and faith for us and that we will be blessed with children.

    Also, please pray for my brother who is a non-believer. Although we were raised in the church and in a Christian household, he has chosen to walk away and put his faith in other things. Please join me in praying for his salvation.

    Thank you so much, ladies. I’m praying for all of you!

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  351. Beth

    I am feeling overwhelmed to the point of being crushed under the weight of our current circumstances. I KNOW only God can provide what I/we need and I KNOW He is trustworthy, yet I still find myself panicking at times because it seems that everything just continues to snowball. I appreciate your prayers.

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  352. Brenda Nettles

    Proverbs Ministries devotions is something I look forward to reading daily, and yes, I do have a big request for prayer for which I would really love to have all of you include in your prayers. My sincere thank you in advance and my total appreciation are without exception.
    My daughter, Randi, has chronic Lyme disease, including so many co-infections that I cannot even begin to name them all. Since Lyme disease affects every organ of the body, including the brain, she is pretty much bedridden. She is only 36 years old and has always been a very active, involved young lady, especially when it comes to her boys, ages 10 and 8. Insurance will not cover most of the expenses for most of her doctors and most of her medications as they do not see Lyme as a REAL disease — go figure! My son-in-law has lost his job, and although he has been putting in one resume’ after another, nothing has come up. They are facing loosing everything they own, which they have worked so very hard to get, and believe me when I say these THINGS are nothing extravagant. This chronic Lyme disease is so very debilitating in so very many ways, and of course my daughter is blaming herself for the position they are in. I and so many others have prayed and prayed for answers for them, yet those “unanswered prayers” just seem to keep seeping in. I know that our God answers prayers in his timing and that we cannot expect immediate answers. But, Lord, now I am at the point of praying for miracles, not only for my sweet, loving, caring, faith-filled daughter to go into remission with this horrible disease, but also for a miracle to come in order for this family not to loose everything they have worked so hard to obtain, and for this total devastation to their family not to happen. Lord, in Your Mercy, please, please hear my prayers!!

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  353. Stephanie Klutz

    Please pray for the salvation and/or close walk with Jesus for my two grown daughters. One is on the fence & the other I don’t really know because we can’t talk about it but we have a great relationship. Thank you. By the way I had a similar experience with the letter thing when my oldest was a teenager. I,feel so encouraged to pray without ceasing. Love Stephanie

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  354. Kimberlee

    Lisa, my husband of 18 years left 14 months ago, says he is in love with another. I believe God is bringing him home soon, and is restoring our marriage. Will be praying for you. Stand strong and believe. It is not God’s will that you be divorced. Stand on his promises and look to Him for strength and healing. Just believe.

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  355. Mrs. Johnson

    Please pray for my stepdaughter and family. She wants to go back and live with her mother who has been diagnosed with several mental disorders. Her mother has spread lies and done things to hurt our family in attempt to get us in trouble. My desire is for my family to live in peace and my stepdaughter to have a good life.

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    • Mrs. Johnson

      Thank you for your prayers!

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  356. Pam

    Please pray for me for wisdom and discernment for me as my business is not thriving and i need supplemental income. I have two other jobs i could work as well I am asking for his wisdom as to which job i should take..Also, please pray for business. I am feeling overwhelmed with bills and i know God will provide but am struggling with fear and stress Thank you for praying.

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  357. Kris

    Pray my children will Honor God, Honor themselves and Honor their family. That they will abandon the prompts of the world to change, defy and consume! That their relationship with Christ will break from our coat tails and will become the most endearing relationship they have; One with Him! I contend for protection of their purity, their health, relationships and wisdom and strength for us, as parents, to guide them straight to Christ’s Word!

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  358. kim.bradfield50@gmail.com

    I would like to thank you and your team for ‘keeping it real’. You are always so upfront and honest about your struggles and it is so encouraging to realize that you’re not the only one and that others have the same struggles as you. Sometimes I can get bogged down in guilty and lonely feelings that I think that I am the only one guilty of. It’s nice to know that those feelings are not mine alone. So again, thank you so very much!

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  359. Melba

    Prayers appreciated for work issues. Last few months very stressful. Praying for some kind of change to alleviate stress.

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  360. Jeannie

    I am married to a Christian man with anger and rage issues. Lots of counseling has not helped. I have health issues and do not work. I have gone from a strong, independent woman, to a sick, dependent woman. I don’t know what to do or what to pray anymore.
    Thank you.

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  361. Brielle

    I would like to say thank you to everyone that shared their prayer request. It really gives me a longing for transparency and a sense of courage to open up, in which I never do. Please pray for my fiancé. He is struggling with finding another job. I am also praying that he deepens his relationship with God and not allow difficult circumstances to cause so much frustration that it results in him distancing himself. I pray for God to open doors for job opportunities for the both of us. Lastly, I pray that God creates in me the ability to model Him more especially in areas of having faith and completely trusting in Him to act appropriately in His timing not mine. Thank you all.

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  362. Kathy

    Please help me pray about my husband. He suffers from PTSD, anxiety, and major depression, along with degenerative disc disease. Along with his depression issues, he has a lot of pain – which will make his depression worse – vicious cycle. The ANP had finally found a combination of medications that were helping. He still had his issues, but we were finally living some semblance of a normal life. At his October appointment, she told him she could no longer write his pain medication and that he would have to ween himself off it. I have been praying for God to see us through, and have felt a peace that God is working and will take care of things. But I keep wondering if I should call the ANP and let her know what’s going on – he says he’s giving up all his meds, including his meds for depression and Vitamin D deficiency. He just sits in pain and so exhausted (oh yeah, he’s not sleeping now either). Just please help me pray that I will do – or not do – whatever God wants. I know he’s in control and can handle the situation without my interference. But at the same time I don’t want to sit on my hands if He’s wanting me to do something. Please help me pray.

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  363. Julie

    Thank you for all you do, your books and website have been a blessing to me.
    I am asking for prayer and supplication for me and my husband’s families.
    Thank you.

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  364. Talia Wood

    My dad is in the hospital with a stroke and also has pneumonia. My mom died in June of this year. They were married for 41 years. He’s a Baptist preacher in zwolle, LA. Please pray for a miraculous full recovery! And to overcome the grief and depression her death has caused him. Thank you so much.

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  365. Jenny

    I lost my father to cancer Sunday night & am deeply saddened. He just found out he had stage 4 kidney cancer that had spread to his lungs & brain a little over 2 months ago. I can’t believe he is gone. His goal in life was to see my children graduate from high school; they are only 6 now. My mom is angry & sad that she is now alone. I prayed intently that he would be healed & honestly felt he would. I’m numb to the fact he’s now gone & can’t believe this is honestly happening. In my eyes, my dad was the strongest man I knew & never thought in a million years something like this could happen. In his final days, he rededicated his life to Christ & had accepted him as his Lord & Savior when he was a child. I know he’s in a better place & isn’t sick anymore but it just hurts.

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  366. Linda

    Please pray alongside me. My daughter recently had a baby with her boyfriend. The relationship has been rocky throughout the pregnancy, but they have come to realize they are not good for each other. Unfortunately, they cannot agree on custody of the 5 week old baby, and things are getting nasty. The poor baby is caught right in the middle. I pray for each side to put aside their selfish thoughts and think only of the health and happiness of this sweet, sweet child. Also, my son is suffering from severe, debilitating tinnitus. No one has been able to help him. We both have been crying out to God for the last 8 months for healing, for strength, but still he suffers. He has an appointment at Duke University on Friday. Please pray along with us that someone will be able to help him, and that God will strengthen him, so that he can get through this. Thank you.

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  367. Lindy

    please pray for my family. My husband has been unemployed and underemployed for over 6 years. The struggle of living under this stress has affected our family so greatly. I hardly recognize the people we are now, short tempered, worried, sharp-tongued, angry, resentful. I have trying to pray through this trial. I am not seeing any answers. I am extremely discouraged and fearful,

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  368. Judy

    My heart breaks at all the requests and please know I am praying for each of you. I would also ask that you please pray for my family. My husband is a Christian but has struggled with porn addiction for many years. We also have a lot of financial stress right now, as he needs a full-time job. I would appreciate your prayers in these dark days!

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  369. Ashlee

    I am dealing with serious temptation. Every day, all day. It’s difficult. I have succumbed before, but I do not want to again and I just need God’s strength and power to fill me and help me war against this. Thank you for your prayers!!!

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  370. R.

    Please pray for my children. Their father recently pled guilty to abusing me while I was pregnant and the state dropped the charges of child abuse, rape, and stalking in exchange for that plea. I’m afraid for their safety – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I am asking you to pray with me that he will be removed from their lives and they will not have to live through anymore abuse.

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  371. Karen

    Please pray for my children (Victoriya, Taylor, Jacob, Jon, Kaitlynn, Morgan, Donnie, Joseph and Beau) to resist evil influences and destructive behaviors, to understand God’s purpose in their lives, develop a heart for God and his word, to surround them with godly friends and role models, and deliver them selfishness, rebellion, impurity or sexual temptations and help restore broken relationships and give them hearts that forgive. Let them grow in confidence of Your love and guide me in teaching and correcting them. Lord, I release them to you so they can be all that you have planned for them.

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  372. Kris

    A prayer or two would be so welcome as my daughter and I are going through a very rough season right now. Our relationship has been tumultuous for many years, and her moods have become very volatile over the course of the last few years. It all came to a head last week when I told her no more…no more treating me with disrespect, no more walking all over me! I haven’t talked to her since. I have sent her a few texts to let her know I still love her and hope she’s doing well, and have only received one very insincere response. My heart is breaking for her, but through the time away from her, I am gaining a lot of clarity and realizing that God is working magic in our relationship right now. As hard as it is not having daily contact with her, it it is helping me step back from our situation and see that it was becoming toxic and I was buying into it more often than not. Please pray us through this rough season and pray that the outcome will help us grow together in our faith. Thank you all.

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  373. Joan Wussow

    Please pray for our daughter who is self employed to have more companies to work with. She loves the Lord and we are very thankful for that. Please also pray for our Son who isn’t walking with the Lord. Pray for Christian friends as a good influence for him Our daughter lives in San Francisco, and our son lives in New Orleans. Both great cities where the Lord is working!

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  374. Emily

    My 3 yr old son has End Stage Renal Disease (kidney failure) and will need a kidney transplant when he is big enough. With kidney failure comes poor growth and we have struggled “growing him” to a good size for qualification for transplant despite the daily shot of growth hormones. Please pray for growth. He is currently on peritoneal dialysis therapy every night for 11 hours and it is very disruptive so he doesn’t sleep well. Please pray for rest for my sweet boy. And most of all please pray for healing. I know that this is part of God’s plan for him and I have struggled with the why since he was diagnosed. But it doesn’t matter why. What matters is how happy he is and that I am providing the best care I can give and being the best mommy I can be. As you can imagine this has been a difficult road for my husband and I. Please also keep us in your prayers.

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  375. Teena

    Please pray for my extended family and my husbands family. There is so much hurt!

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  376. Mending

    Several years ago I met a man and “fell in lust” and I left my husband and he left his wife and we both divorced our spouses and we moved in together. We stayed together for several months, the relationship ended and he went back to his wife. I’ve since totally rededicated my life to Christ and met and married a wonderful Christian man. But my heart still hurts for the pain that I caused to other people. Will you please join me in prayer for continued healing of the people whose trust and hearts were broken and for the complete healing of the children who were involved. Thank you.

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  377. Elizabeth

    Please pray for me for a couple of things, one for my kids, and for me. Ive been trying to get pregnant for almost 3 years now, I keep praying and hoping, but there are days I wonder if its ever going to happen. Thanks so much and for being there for us.

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  378. Rosy

    Please pray for me and my sister. Her son took his life a tear ago on thanksgiving. She tried to take her own life a week later but survived because my daughter in law found her. My sister is a hoarder…..bi polar…..paranoid….difficult…..my hubby and I have done everything we can to help her. I feel angry and helpless and I don’t want to see her or be around her because of how she lives and treats us. I am sad.

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  379. Janet

    These devotions bless me in so many ways. Thank you for your continued dedication to women in need of encouragement. My vehicle died last week, probably for good. I’ve not heard from the mechanic yet (which is worrisome) but finances are not in a situation where I can afford to purchase another vehicle right now. I have to work and get back and forth to my job that is 25 miles one way. Please lift my request for God to intervene in the situation and direct me to make the right decisions that will affect my entire family. Thank you.

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  380. Misty

    I’m believing that through prayer and the power of our God, my marriage will be restored before the holidays. I have been separated for almost 2 years and my husband has an OP but nothing is to bug for God’s miracles. Please help me pray for my husband’s salvation, the removal of the OP, and for him to return home. Thank you and God bless you all!

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  381. patricia

    Please pray for my daughter, she is going through a hard and lonely time. Pray for Gods Grace to heal her, for His Peace to fill her and for His Will to guide her. She is 18 and alone in another city going to college. I cannot reach out and physically hug her during this difficult time in her young life, but I know that through prayer, she can feel the loving arms of Jesus carrying her through this rough time. Thanks for the prayers and God Bless

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  382. teresa Blakely

    Please pray for salvation and a solid marriage and for additions to be healed fire my son and daughter in law

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  383. courtney

    I ask for prayers for my children, that they find great friends to help them along life’s journey. We are fixing to move and I ask that we find the church that God has for us so my kids can grow in him and my family will grow together in His word. Thank you so much.

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  384. Sonja

    We have been having a very challenging, faith testing year. Every time I think things can’t get worse, they do. It seems like for all of God’s goodness and blessings, a bunch of other things rock the boat and cause my mind to wander from God to the dark places. Please pray for me to hold on to God, to push away the negative thoughts. Please pray that God will intercede in our messy finances and get us back on track. Thank you Lysa for your blog and your Proverbs 31 devotion today. They were both exactly what I needed today!

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  385. Julie

    My brother has struggled with depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and attention-deficit disorder for years. He is extremely bright and well-educated. Unfortunately, the debt from his education is now being repaid by me and my parent because we co-signed loans, which we should not have, believing he would be able to repay them. He has not worked in over 6 years, is withdrawn, unpredictable, and unreliable. We have prayed for him for decades and see very little change. He is a Christian and for that I am thankful. There is just so pain, frustration, and disappointment over his situation and how it impacts our entire family. It is so difficult to continue to pray, trust God, and hold onto hope.

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  386. Maria

    I’ve endured so much physical and emotional pain this past year that it has left me full of fear. God has moved for me but I continue to struggle. I feel like the enemy is not leaving me alone at all. My joy has been stolen am currently struggling with headaches that scare me so much. I keep thinking something bad is happening it’s this huge fear like am not going to make it. I just had a baby he is 4 months old. I also have a 9 year old and I believe my fear is rooted in leaving them. I have seeing the merci of god I had a pancreatic tumor that was not cancer praise god. I was also pregnant with my 4 month old baby boy. Just one thing after another and am scared. Am drained and fear fills my heart. Please pray for me.

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  387. Sandy

    For my marriage, my husband Kyle, left me 6 months ago. He has walked away from The Lord and has been with another women this whole time. He is now living with her and is not even thinking of our son at this point. He use to be such a strong Christian who loved The Lord more then anything. He is completely blinded by all this and thinks he’s okay with God. For my son who is only 6 and shouldn’t have to deal with this and he doesn’t think his father cares about him.

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  388. Debbie

    I am asking for prayer and supplication for The Lord to send me a husband thank you in advance for. Answered prayer.

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  389. Lisa

    Please pray for my 20 yr old daughter. She is a good person who seems to be drawn in by the wrong kind of friends. (Pray for them as well, that would come to know Jesus) My daughter is a christian, we brought her up teaching her to not make poor choices, but she seems to take the wrong path many times. I have 3 other children who are nothing like this. I know she is her own person and I love that about her. It could take her far in life being so head strong. I just pray for her to turn her life around and turn to Jesus before its too late.
    Thank you for your prayers.

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  390. Lisa

    My mom has end stage alzheimers. The court granted my brother guardianship because he lived on her property. He and I no longer have a relationship, mainly because of his wife. I have not seem my mom since August. An appeal is before the court. Please pray God would take care of mom, grant favor to me in court, and deal in my brother and his wife’s lives.

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  391. Kathy

    Your testimony encouraged me so much, My 19 yr. old daughter is addicted to drugs , wrecked her car driving under the influence. Got fired from her job, is living in a house with friends who are doing the same . I believe God has a great plan for her life . She has been brought up in the church. She knows the Word, please pray for her deliverance, and a new heart that Love’s God more than anything else.

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  392. Beth

    This devotion today is great! Please pray for my ex boyfriend. After dating for over a year and headed towards marriage, fears from his terrible divorce have crept back in. He has walked away and in counseling. Please pray that God will heal his heart and that if its Gods will we will come back together. Please pray that I can heal. Its so hard to watch someone you love hurt, to see them broken. Pray for our children as we had become such a wonderful little family.

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  393. Dee

    I need prayer for every aspect of my life. Spiritually, Mentally and Emotionally, I am very weary in all areas. I am 53 years old and everything seems to be headed in the wrong direction. Don’t know what to do. Praying has become difficult. I’m very unsure of myself and my faith.

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  394. Melissa

    Please pray for my husband to find a job. He lost his job recently and is very discouraged. Although things may be scary at times, we are using this time to focus on what God wants for us. We will be trying to sell our dream house and find another place to live. We have 3 boys and two dogs and we want to be able to stay together. Thank you so much for offering to pray for us! Prayer changes things!

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  395. Dianne

    Please pray for custody and divorce court dates coming up. My daughter was in an abusive relationship and she finally left with her 2yr old daughter and came home to stay with me. Now we are in court over custody etc… The judge seemed to listen at first and gave supervised visitation to the dad with counseling to complete, he has showed no sign of any changes and now the judge seems to be ready to allow him whatever he wants. Supervision has been lifted and he has been granted more time. We don’t want to keep a child away for her dad, just concerned for the child’s safety! The dad is not following the new custody schedule and that leaves us covering for him, saying daddy must be at work, when he doesn’t show up to pick her up on appointed times. We are very happy to keep her home, but she gets upset when he does not show. We just pray for “dad” to find The Lord and cherish the children he has and we pray for strength and guidance for us to get through this and to be the example to our precious 2yr old that God wants us to be. We are not perfect by any means so we seek guidance through this as well!
    Thank you!

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  396. Hilda

    I am feeling better today as God has ministered to me and I trust that He will continue to do so. But I am not naive, I know I need prayer continually. I ask you and your staff to join me as I battle against satans lies that my/our Christian parenting is futile. That in the end it really doesn’t matter how we parent because kids will walk away from everything we have done to guide them, love them, and protect them. Leaving behind all they know to be God’s truths/Love and follow their flesh.

    Our 22 yr old daughter (strong Christian, with a passion for Missions, passion to lead others in praise and worship – sings and plays anything she wants to) has decided she wants to pursue a same sex relationship. She told us about a month ago and we don’t really know how long she has been practicing this lifestyle. She lives 5 hrs away and on her own. This was a complete shock to us and to all that know her.

    I pray, I send her scripture, we make sure she knows how much we love her and we vowed not to treat her differently because of her choice. But I am overwhelmed, emotionally exhausted and doubting my effectiveness as a parent and much less as a servant leader to our church youth. I don’t know what to pray for anymore and i don’t know what to say to her anymore. so then I stopped trying to send her scripture and talking to her about it and instead pretend like nothing has changed when I talk to her or see her. but I feel like I’m suffocating and it feels wrong to keep silent. I feel myself becoming more and more angry and feeling resentment towards her.

    Did I mention I am a complete mess as a person AND I still have a 15 yr old daughter that needs me and my attention! I feel so drained that I have nothing left for her not to mention my husband.

    My prayers:

    that God show Emily, in the deepest most tangible way how very much He loves her and that she would remember how very much she loves Him and desires to be in His will.

    That God continually remind me He is still in control and that He has NOT left Emily to herself. That God give me strength, focus and desire to complete/accomplish daily necessary tasks as a mom and wife. That He NOT allow me to continue to be consumed by this pain, fear and worry for Emily. That He make me the mom He needs me to be to Sarah and the wife he created me to be for Steve.

    Thank you for your devotional today – it was exactly what I needed to hear. God used you today to minister to me.

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  397. Courtney

    Please pray for our house to sell. My husband is in the Air Force and has already had to move to his new base. The kids and I are staying at our house waiting for it to sell. It’s a very nice house in a good and neighborhood across from the elementary school. It’s been on the market since early August. We’ve had an offer then the couple decided to divorce. We are praying that God will send the family that He wants here. In the mean time I had to quit my job in preparation for moving and my husband is living in our camper. It is cheaper than a hotel, but it is an additional expense. I keep praying everyday multiple times a day. It’s a difficult situation. Thank you.

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  398. Terry

    Please help me pray for this request and thanks in advance for praying.
    Our house needs to sell asap

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  399. Tammy Ma

    Please Pray for me. I know God hears prayers. I pray daily. I pray for God to lift this girl from feeling so alone and unloved. I know in my head he loves me, I know in my heart he loves me. I know it’s Satan that makes me feel so unworthy and unloved and I pray for God to take this feeling away and let his love feel me. I have felt this way so long but it has gotten so bad since my husband left 2 years ago. He wasn’t a Christian and I struggled through a divorce I didn’t believe in, but I was yoked wrong and knew it. But after almost 20 years it was hard. I’ve tried to be involved more in the church, but I’m hurting so inside, so please pray for me.

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  400. Tonya

    Please pray for my brother’s salvation.

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  401. Nancy

    I recently quit my job due to harassment and bullying by management. This is the first time I’ve been home during the day in 25 years. The loss of career saddens me, however, I know God has a plan for my life. I need to work and am looking for work and trusting that God will provide for us. Proverbs 31 website and devotions is such a blessing to me.

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  402. JJ

    Please pray for my husband to accept that God is the snswer to his problem. Also pray that he gives up his sinful actions that are destroying our marriage. Also pray for me to continue seekung God for help.

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  403. Linda

    Thank you so much for this encouraging devotion.Please pray for my 24 year old granddaughter to give her life completely over to God.

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  404. Tess Mangahas

    Dear Lysa,
    Your message today truly encouraged me, touched my heart and gave me hope about my daughter. Please pray for my daughter Dominique for her love for Jesus to come back to her. She was a good Christian girl until she went to college. After graduation, all her Christian ideologies were changed and became a big liberal supporter. I pray for her that her heart will start burning with desire to serve our Lord Jesus Christ once again. Your message spoke to me that I should keep on praying and believing that God will answer my prayer in his perfect time and will. I pray that God will transform her heart and bring her back to his fold. I pray for a spiritual mentor and Godly friends for her. May God do the same to my daughter as what he did to yours. May she experience the joy of having Jesus Christ in her heart once again. Thank you for your blog. Thank you for continuing to expand God’s kingdom through your ministries. God bless you.

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  405. Joyce

    Please pray for my family, I have 3 children all in their 20’s, 2 are in college the oldest is working now but doesn’t seem to be able to keep a job. He has stolen things from our house and sold them, most of which is his youngest brother’s things who is away at college. He doesn’t seem to show any regret for this and the relationship between them just doesn’t exist right now. My pray is that he finds Jesus again and tries to make amends towards his brother. My daughter is going to graduate in December from college and is not sure about a job I pray God gives her a clear vision on what she is to do next. Also pray for our family finances because it is a consent struggle between my husband and me and I am praying God show me so answers. Thank you.

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  406. Leslie M

    I would covet prayers for healing for my son A who has been struggling with digestive issues and stomach inflammation for almost 6 months now. Friday he is to have one last test before having to have surgery to correct the issue. Even his doctor said “sometimes these things just go away for no reason”. We are PRAYING that God will heal him now. (We’ve been praying this for the entire 6 months….). I would LOVE to be able to say GOD DID THIS to my unbelieving parents and the doctors and everyone else.
    Please pray too for A as he is so frustrated and yet still trying to live for God and keep up with his college classes.

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  407. JJ

    Please pray for my husband to accept that God is the answer to his problem. Also pray that he gives up his sinful actions that are destroying our marriage. Also pray for me to continue seekung God for help.

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  408. Kimberly

    Lysa, With all of these prayer request I almost don’t want to leave mine. But I feel as I should. I will try and keep it short. Married almost 29 years, 5 children, oldest girl 28 youngest girl 16 with 3 in the middle. Husband was raised RLDS his father indoctrinated him with their religion and belief in Joseph Smith, I was saved when I was 27 8 years after we were married. My prayer is that God changes Jeffs heart , he is not sure if he is saved. My children are all over the board when it comes to Christ. The two oldest are in total rebellion ( Jaimie and JJ) the middle one (Katy) she is living in sin with her boyfriend and is longing for direction in her life she has no problem coming to church with me from time to time and was saved at a summer camp when she was a teen. Jason and Stephanie the two youngest are also saved and are really good kids, Jason gave into peer pressure and started using chewing tobacco, and is getting ready to start welding school and Stephanie is a Junior in High School who really likes our preachers son and he likes her too. I have 3 grandchildren whom their mom ( Jaimie) moved them to Lousiana . I am a faithful servant in my church and community. Marriage is sooooo hard sometimes! I love your posts! Thank you.

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  409. Katrina

    I have been battling this exact thought process. I am praying for The Lord to direct us to the right home. We have been living here and there with loved ones the past year and a half. I have 4 children 7 and under. I am desperate to finally settle and diligently praying, calling/emailing/crsigslisting around and all to no avail. I told my children the Lord will provide the right place at the fitting time. We have to wait on him. And I’m trying to pound that into my brain as well! Some days seem hopeful but some have this hopeles mama dragging myself through. Thank you so much! This ministry is most days the only contact with Christian women. And it is always there to greet me in my inbox first thing in the morning 🙂

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  410. Kate

    Everything is falling down around us. My husband has been unemployed for four years. He does temp warehouse work where possible. and the strain on our marriage is unbearable.
    I work at a very stressful and demanding job that is well over my skill level, hoping every day that my boss doesn’t find out and I lose my job. I’m trying my best to learn as much as I can every day but the strain of trying to hold everything together is wearing me down. I feel as though I am at my breaking point.
    We have four children ranging from 3-15. My teenage daughter struggles with depression and I fear she is suicidal.
    Our house water heater broke down on Saturday. The furnace isn’t coming on and the house is so cold. Our van is about to die, and my car isn’t far behind. So many expenses. We had to sell our home and now we rent a much smaller house, but I don’t know how much longer I will be able to afford to put food on our table or keep a roof over our heads.
    I feel forgotten by God. I am in constant fear. I am desperate for some relief.

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  411. Johanna

    Please pray for my family as we struggle to come up with the finances to complete our international adoption. We feel called to grow our family through adoption, but fear it may never happen.

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  412. Kim Dukes

    Please pray with me and for me. My son, who is in his first year of college went to an event that we asked him not to go to and had a drink (alcohol). This event was only 5 miles from our house and was supported by members of our church. We knew there where going to be drinking and we told him not to go. He said he wouldn’t. We asked him to be home by 12 because he had church the next day. By 2:30 a.m he had not called or come home. When we tried calling his phone was “dead.” I had to call the parent of the other young man that my son was suppose to be with to get in touch with him. Within our short conversation this mother was not as concerned as I was. A message finally got to him and he called. I could tell by the way he was talking to me that he was drunk. He was told he had 5 minutes to get home or his dad would come get him. Me being so upset and not thinking he drove himself home. I cried the rest of the morning and his dad and I had a “Coming to Jesus” meeting with him. I left to go back to college the next day. I was unaware but he and his dad had another heart to heart talk. Before he left he came and held on to me as I cried and told him that I love him and pray that he will always make the right decisions and to read his bible. As he drove out of the yard, tears in my eyes and tears in his I prayed the Lord would protect him and hold him since I could not physically be there to do it. Please pray that I will b a better mother and pray for my children more than I have and help me pray for my sons that they will know that sometimes doing the right thing means standing alone.

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  413. Cheri Perkins

    Please pray for my 20 year old son. Within a month he has lost his job, his girlfriend and 1 week ago his best friend was tragically killed. He is so depressed and my husband and myself just cannot seem to find the wisdom to know what to say or do other than pray. I have been asking God to reveal himself to Daniel through all of this and to cover him with His love and peace. Thank you for coming alongside us with this petition.

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  414. Kathy

    Please pray for my son and me as we will be traveling to an unfamiliar area. I am very anxious about all the various travel arrangements that must come together. Please pray for our safety as we travel, for good health for both of us, and for God’s peace to be in my heart. Thank you for your prayers.

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  415. Brandie

    Please pray that I will be able to continue my education at Biola. I have just returned after a year and a half off, I know that God amazed me by bringing in the funds last semester but , like the Israelites, sometimes my unbelief comes right after the miracle. I love attending school here , I love the community and I love my major. I have all A’s this semester ( can you tell I’m excited to be back?!) please pray for me in this. I know my identity is not in my accomplishments, but in Jesus alone. But my heart yearns to finish.

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  416. Beth

    A year ago, my husband of 18 yrs told me he no longer loved me. He moved out six months ago, and he still cannot decide whether to try to work things out or to end the marriage. He is not a Christian, and he needs Jesus. I have been praying for God’s will to be done regarding our marriage, and that regardless of what happens, my husband will become a Christian. I have been standing for a year, with hopes of reconciliation. Until recently, God has given me the strength to love my husband and hope for reconciliation even through unthinkable rejection. But now this situation is consuming me. After much prayer and fasting, I have decided to put out a fleece like Gideon did, and I have asked God for something specific to happen before November 23. If it does not occur, I am going to continue to pray for my husband’s salvation, but will no longer let the reconciliation of this marriage be the most important thing in my life. And I will concentrate my efforts on serving the Lord and finding His purpose for my life. I thank God that this situation has brought me closer to him. Thank you for your prayers, and for your ministry.

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  417. Julie Newell

    Please pray for a co-worker of ours. His name is Tim Caudill and he just found out he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He is a Christian but is very upset and needs peace.

    Thank you,

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  418. Beverly

    I’ve got three major decisions to make quickly. Please pray that God will give me wisdom and guide me on the path He’s chosen for me.

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  419. valdez hay

    please pray for with my drinking problem ..

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  420. Joy

    I love reading your devotionals because you’re so honest and vulnerable. I think that’s why people feel safe shsring prayer requests with you and your ministry. My ongoing prayer is for healing of my carpal tunnel, wisdom and direction as I build my travel company which helps women find travel partners, funding from the right investors who will provide mentoring and guidance, a new place to live that I can have peace living in and flourish in by this weekend that I can afford, and that I will trust God for my love life and husband to be.:) I’m going to be praying for the women who have posted before me because reading your stories helped put my life in perspective. God bless and keep the faith. God is a God of compassion who loves us beyond measure and will take care of us if we turn to him.

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  421. Allison

    I ask that you lift me and my husband up in prayer. It has almost been 3 months since he kicked me out of the house (we were living in a garage appartment behind his parents home) and was caught going to the beach with a girl from our gym a week after…he is not trying to work out our marriage whatsoever. I’m confused, I’m broken, I’m devestated. My life has been completely turned upside down with no warning at all and so many things have been taken out from underneath me (relationships) and i have no control over any of it. I am realizing through this that God is sovereign and He already knows where my life is headed and I have to trust in Him at all. I ask that God’s will be done in my life but i of course am always praying for my husband to come back to the Lord and to choose what is right. Asking for peace and comfort especially through these first holidays not being with my husband and his family…thank you so much in advance.

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  422. Sasha

    Please pray for my marriage to be restored. I see the Lord doing things in the far country and its such a blessing. Lord wrap your love around my children and myself and let me keep walking the narrow road to honor you. Lord please I am asking for Luke to be lead to your cross and come to know you as his savior. Lord please open Luke’s eyes to your truths. Replace Luke’s heart of stone with a heart of flesh. Lord please restore my marriage in your way and your timing. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen

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  423. Christal Opry

    Please pray for my daughter Nikki who is having some struggles in college.She tells me that she knows she has a calling to be a doctor. She needs 2 B’s ti be able to transfer to a different college. Please pray that she passes her finals and gets the grades she needs. Also that she will truly listen to Gods will. Also my 14 yo son Cody who has entered a difficult age. Please pray that he will continue to love the Lord and not get lost. My sweet friends child Bailey who is 11 needs a miracle to beat the cancer she has. Her mama is desperately praying for a miracle. Thank you ans God bless

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  424. Shannon

    For months, I have wrestled with a specific unanswered prayer. I have a friend who had trouble conceiving for years. After much prayer (and I am certain I was not the only one praying with and for my friend and her family), finally, she conceived last year and was due last month. Our faith manifested a baby girl, born four months early, but she only lived one day. Somehow, I felt responsible … “Did I not hear God on this one? Did I not pray enough or pray the right prayer?”

    This situation rocked my confidence a bit because I was certain all the encouraging scriptures and prayers I felt the Holy Spirit leading me to minister to her were exactly that – His inspiration – and I questioned, “Why would you tell me to say that if it was not going to manifest?” What I realized was He did answer … This baby birthed intercessors and became the faith catalyst for her parents to develop their relationship with God and each other in a new and unusual way.

    I have only seen and spoke with my friend twice since the passing of her baby girl. I want badly to express to her what I am feeling, but I do not want to open up any wounds. I see through her Facebook posts that she is moving forward and healing, and I am satisfied knowing this. After all, our relationship was established through prayer, and I accept that my assignment to her may be over. In my heart, I wanted the end result of our faith applied

    My prayer to God is that I continue to trust His heart and His voice … trust Him enough to continue to encourage others; to do what He says even when the conditions don’t seem favorable, and to trust Him with the outcome.

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  425. Debbie

    Please pray for God to reveal what is next. For me to have the patience to wait. To heal the hurt and not act upon that. To feel his love and carry me to the next steps.

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  426. Joyce

    Please pray for my daughter Christie she live’s a life style of sin, it is even hard to write of what that sin it is. Please pray that she would see the truth and the lie of it! And also my other daughter’s Mary and Melinda for salvation! Thank you so much for praying i have been praying for years for Christie!! Joyce

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  427. Lorie

    Bless you for this corporate forum to pray & be prayed for… My husband & I have driven our son, Dustin, 8 hours to another city for corrective surgery on his eyes. Dustin was born with a condition that even the top specialists cannot quite put their finger on. The surgery this morning will be fairly quick, compared to the 8+ hour surgery he had last year to put rods/pins/screws in his back to help correct sever scoliosis.
    We are all believers & trust in Christ…but of course the enemy is trying to bring fear and doubt, especially to our son. We will continue to pray for him for peace, calm and that the surgeon’s hands would be Divinely guided…and of course for healing.
    We appreciate your prayers with us that Dustin will feel the Lord’s presence & come through this beautifully, with no complications. Thank you…

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  428. Kay

    My marrige is falling a part for a long time. I’m so tired to pray about and didn’t see any change. My 21 anniversary is this month (November 20) and I don’t have nothing to celebrate. I can remember the last time my husband told that he loves me, because it was years and years ago. I have two teenager kids and they suffer with me. My daughter have very serious anxiety problems and my son is so aggressive sometimes. I’ had done health problems and I lost my job in February and with financial struggles our relationship get worst.

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  429. debbie

    Please pray with me for my son, Micheal to be saved, to completely fall in love with Jesus. He is so unhappy, and I dont like to see him this way, I believe God for his salvation and transformation!

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  430. Patty L

    I am going to an eye apt today for some vision problems that have recently occurred. Please be in agreement with me for God’s healing and the clearing of my eyesight and also for the anxiety that I have about this appt. Thank you and God Bless!

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  431. Vicki McNett

    Thank You, first to God, & then to you for writing what I needed to hear today. He is SO faithful, & does hear the cries of a Mother’s heart. I am anxious & mad at some of the choices & decisions our daughter is making right now & I know all I have us prayer, as she is an Adult. But my emotions, fear, & anxiety has been coming out in my heart & to my husband. Because I think if He would just do & say what I expect Him too, with her, she would get it. It has been hard to pray, but your devotion today has spoke volumes to my heart. God is good, ALL the time! God Bless our “Sisters” in Christ”, even if we haven’t met, but we will someday! In Heaven, around the Throne!!

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  432. Gillian

    I pray, believed, and trusted God for the fruit of the Womb…..for 3 years! He answered me, and i fall pregnant in July! You could imagine my Joy! But my joy was cut short as i Miscarry at 17 weeks +!!!. I’m sooo confused, and surprised,… I didn’t see it coming. I thought he has remembered and answered me! I haven’t been able to talk to God as i should…. I don’t knw what to do.
    Please pray for me!

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  433. Adrian

    Please pray for my husband and I. We have been trying to start a family now for 3 years. We started the adoption process earlier this year, this past weekend we were matched with a new born, we had him for 20 hours, and the birth mother took him back. I’m beyond hurt and devestated and depressed. We want a baby so badly it physically hurts me every second of every day 🙁

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  434. jodi

    Please pray for a total heart transformation for my 10 year old daughter Gabrielle. I also need help guiding her and praying more. Thank you so much.

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  435. Rhonda Thomas

    Please help me pray for my daughter, a Single mother of 3. She lives Jesus so much, and is really struggling right now. She has a sin with Autism and had to quit her job to homeschool her son, cause he was doing so badly in p school. Well, and has no source of income and has been living by faith. She has no good, grounded, true Christian friends that won’t to live a radical Christian life as she does, and she gets discouraged. Her son recently had to be put on meds, which she has always been against. She has no money, no friends, and is home with her children, always. It’s hard to go to functions, Bible studies, anything because of her son with Autism. I know God is going to see her through this. It’s just serms really dark for her, and overwhelming right now. She doesn’t even know how to pay Novembersrent of $750 a month. I just don’t have it to help her either, as I am currently unemployed myself. I just want prayer for her faith to be so stregthened, that she is resting peacefully embassy God will provide her every need! She has adked for help and prayer from the church where she is a member, no response. I also emailed them as they have a benevolent ministry. No response not even, we will pray with you. That hurts when you are already down, that seemingly your own church family doesn’t care what you’re going through. So, these ate my requests. I love your devotional and ministry! I want to purchase the Bullets to Blessings nevklace for her, when I can afford it. Good bless you in your ministry! I so appreciate you! In Christ’s amazing love, Rhonda Thomas

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  436. Patrick Pope

    Please pray for my son, Arthur, who has decided he no longer believes in God. Thank you and may God bless.

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  437. Sabrina

    I have been struggling with spiritual warfare for a couple years now… After following the Lord for years, doubt crept in and I unfortunately gave into it for a time. But my heart wants Jesus fully and that intimacy with Him again. Every day it is a struggle between the thought Satan puts in my head and telling God My heart is for him regardless, even when I given to the thoughts. I choose to trust that God forgives and that he grants second chances over and over, and he works things out in his timing, but I am praying for a miracle that he takes away this warfare.

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  438. K

    Our daughter moved out of our home a few months back. It was not a good situation and involved another family who thought it would be in her best interest to offer her a place to live without speaking to us and hearing “our side” of the story. She left without saying goodbye. We go to church where we see this family along with her. We’ve gone through a lot with our daughter and through it all she came to know Jesus which I am thankful for. I wish I could say that I handled every situation with dignity and composure but I didn’t and now I carry this huge guilt with me that if I would of handled it differently maybe she would still be here. Our home is more peaceful and our other children have welcomed that peace as well as my husband and I have in our marriage. I have been blessed with wonderful godly women that have come alongside of me and guided and encouraged me through this. Many have said that God brought us peace and I should be thankful. I am thankful and I am also thankful that even though this hurt so deeply that she does has that other family and is safe. We randomly hear from her and as far as our relationship with her, there really isn’t one. I am not sure how the holidays are going to go. I’ve signed up for the next online bible study about prayer and am hoping that through this I can release the guilt I feel about this situation and rest in the fact that I am a good mom. One that will make mistakes but that my answered prayers and outcomes in life are not based on my performance. That I can really know that God is “ok” with me.

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  439. pam

    Please pray for problems with my neighbors to be resolved and for positive results from job applications. Thanks!

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  440. leigh

    Please pray for my adult sons to follow Jesus. Also for good Christian wives for the younger two.

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  441. Jackie Green

    Please pray for my son he has strayed so far from God and has become so bitter because of things that happen he’s only 22 and used to be a church every Sunday going to events praying in front of others he is compassionate and loving our house caught on fire and burned down he was caught in the house but he got out unharmed he’s become so bitter and hateful he doesn’t care how he looks he got a job two months ago that he really liked and I start to see improvement he scared to talk to me again and then last week something happen at work through lies of someone else and he’s going back to the same negative angry person he wants I had prayed that if you get this job that God would let him succeed not fail and go back to how he was before the fire but now everything is on backwards and I feel like I was abandoning me in my prayers after I saw the post that we put on a realized I’m not alone I had to come to the point I just didn’t care and I was going to exit this email and not read it anyhow expect to hear thank you

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  442. Jessica

    Please pray for my mother who is battling liver cancer , she has done chemo, chemo pill, radiation, and studies. The Dr gave offered her chemo again with a 20 percent chance of it working she didn’t take it. Dr only gave her 6 months . But I believe and have faith in God. It’s not what the Dr’s say I know it isn’t. Please pray for her she is not only my mother she is my best friend. We have a very close bond .

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  443. June Martin

    I read the devotional and can identify with it. I have been having challenges with my daughter since she was 11 years old because of a broken marriage. Eleven years later she is still struggling as an adult. I have been praying for her salvation and it’s like nothing happening, cant even get her to go to church. This encourages me not to give up. Thank God.

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  444. Mary

    My youngest daughter Rachel has chosen Buddhism over Jesus and has for over 6 years. She had salvation experience when young and believer’s baptism at age 8. She is going on a Buddhist retreat over Thanksgiving weekend in Houston. Please pray as led for her. Also believing daughter Lydia is married to an uneliever Michael, please pray as led for him too. thank you, I can’t express what joy and peace sharing this with others gives me.

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  445. Shannon

    Please pray for swift vindication for my husband, restoration of our family and my kids hearts come back to Jesus. Thank you!

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  446. Bronnie

    I have cried and cried reading your beautiful article. I know God led me to your story to minister to me. I was just grieving over my daughter’s 1 year anniversary pics of her and her bf posted on Facebook. He is not a man who has a heart for God and his mother is into witchcraft. My daughter has become more aggressive with me when I have tried to speak with her about matters of faith. She became involved with him while I was living interstate and I felt God called me back, to minister to her and be a covering. She lives with her father, who gave up on her when she was 15. No discipline, love or protection. I had no idea what was going on. She is now in a sexual relationship and I’m heartbroken that she has settled for this guy. So much potential and so beautiful, but she has sold herself short. Please pray for my Amy – one of God’s precious handmaidens gone astray. Bless you and thank you. xox

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  447. Marie

    For 7 years I have prayed for the freedom of one person innocent yet in prison for a crime they did not commit. Through all the courts and yet the 9th circuit, the last court, refused to even hear the case. They up held the lower courts latches (time bars) which were attached because the federal district court took more than the allotted year to make their decision. There is no money for an attorney. Now what. YES, keep praying. At the moment I am sick to my stomach.

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  448. May Van De Wark

    I am praying for five of my Grandchildren to fall in love with Jesus, and live their lives to glorify Him.

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  449. Lowwis

    Thank you God that you are faithful to do what You have promised. Thank you for the salvation of Nicki’s husband. Thank you for her renewed hoe in You. You are good. In Jesus name. Amen

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  450. Candice Fleming

    Prayers for restoration of my marriage. We are both believers and love the Lord. Work for Teen Challenge and forgot about us. Please just help me lift this marriage up. Thank you

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  451. Marcia Drake

    Please help me in praying for my wayward daughter. I want God to be real for her and for her to have His peace and joy in her life. Thank you!

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  452. Nita

    Please help me pray for my dear friend. He needs to turn his eyes on Jesus and to open his heart to Jesus.

    Thank you Lisa for reminding me of the many years of praying on my knees and crying out prayers in my car for my son. He is now an amazing follower of Jesus. He has traveled outside of the U.S. twice as a missionary and is now a part time missionary in the community where he graduated college. Please join me in praying for my dear, dear friend who needs to turn his life over to the Lord.
    Thank you in Jesus’s name,
    Nita
    Amen

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  453. Renee

    I’m a stay at home mother of 2 wonderful blessings. However, right now I’m questioning myself in my parenting. I have an energetic 4 and a half year old boy who seems to know every button to push and I’m feeling a little defeated. My almost 1 and a half little girl is as sweet as can be but very clingy right now, which I know will pass, but it’s just mentally daunting. Prayers would be appreciated as I journey through the stages with young children!!

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  454. suzanne

    Please pray for my husband who has chronic headache’s a wonderful man and I try to support him. It is very difficult when he is in pain so much and I can’t seem to do anything to help. I am a physical therapist and I work with people that have headaches but I just don’t always have the energy to do the same for my husband. Things that I suggested or do give only short-term relief.

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  455. Cindy

    Thank you for your ministry. It lifts me up daily.
    I need prayers– We are currently paying two mortgages on one salary. Please pray for our second house to sell soon. We have depleted our savings and are now adding debt just to keep paying that second mortgage. I could use prayers for our daughter who is struggling with bullying and peer pressure. She is a sweet gentle child and takes each and every slight personally. Please pray that she knows God’s opinion of her and his love for her is all that matters. Please pray for me. I am struggling with a few matters. God has protected me in so many ways over the years; He hasn’t failed me yet. Thank you!

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  456. Tabatha

    prayer for my insecurities as my heart grows bigger for God, pray that I don’t lose my footing in my faith this time around. prayer for my boyfriend a gift from God, that he becomes the man he is capable of being for himself and myself. He is still struggling with understanding life and why things work the way they do and his past addictions. I pray that he sees life for more than what it is and finds strength in his roots and seeks God out in his times of weakness and that I am able to help him. I pray that even though the daily battles may grow harder to fight, we still find our faith in the Lord in every way possible. I want to want him, need him in every way, and I want to see my boyfriend do the same.

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  457. Cameron

    I could really use prayers for my marriage. I am married to a wonderful husband, who is beyond patient with many things. We are really struggling in one area, which appears to come very easily to most people. It is hard for us to deal with this, especially when conversations come up among friends. It seems like it is in our face everywhere we turn, but we are just not able to get there ourselves. We have been struggling with this for over two years, and to no avail. It seems like God is very silent in this area for us, and we are not sure what to do next. It is becoming very draining and we have sometimes struggled with God’s response to us in this matter (or seemingly lack-there-of). I know God has a plan, and ultimately I do trust in him, but we are having a very hard time right now feeling like he is silent.

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  458. Jacqueline Sanson

    Please pray for my youngest son, he is in jail, I don’t know what else to say…I don’t even know how to pray about this..I sob..he was arrested the morning of his wedding, 4 hours before he was to marry his high school sweetheart..on possession of heroin charges..he has been using heroin since May…we didn’t know..we (his family) all live in another state..we didn’t know. I have thanked God for saving his life, because I am sure if the wedding had gone through, my son would have died by now, so, I thank God every day that my son is kept alive, but praying for what comes next, his addiction, I don’t know how to pray because I don’t know what does come next. I want my baby home with me, but I also know that I can’t make him well, only God can do that. I just want my baby home. Please keep him in your prayers..please. His name is Kevin.

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  459. GSN

    Please join me in prayer to find my purpose and new career. I sold a business a year ago and have been unable to find a new career/purpose. I don’t know what is in my heart other than confusion. In addition I just lost my beloved pet of 15 years and 7 months. I feel like taking care of him over the last year was my purpose and now I feel lost. Thank you for your prayers.

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  460. Vee

    Hello Mrs Lysa, I’ve been reading your books for awhile now but this post has struck me at a time where I need it. Ive been on a walker for seven years and I have one daughter, I’m a single mom and I’ve been asking GOD for help with my daughter being bullied almost all seven years she is 15teen now an it’s like the school officials want help with the bullying. .I ask that you pray my daughter can find that comfort from JESUS I don’t want her to lose all hope in JESUS it breaks my heart to see the pain in my child bless in JESUS name

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  461. debbie

    Prayers please for daughter Karyna who has been in and out of abusive relationship for almost 2 yrs. When she became pregnant in Feb., God told me very clearly that He gave her this baby to save her and I have held on to His promises. 3 weeks ago she gave birth to Zion Jeremai after an emergency C-section followed by complications. I was hoping that she would turn her life back around, but is already making poor choices again. I feel so disappointed, but know I need to carry on like never before in my prayers on her and Zion’s behalf. It is hard with an unbelieving husband and more unbelievers than Christ followers in my life. Thank you!

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  462. cheryl

    I have two long tern issues I have been praying about. The first one is the same situation Lisa was in with her daughter. I have prayed for my son who is now a freshman in college to pursue a close walk with Jesus and not just “say” he is a Christian. Instead of seeing him move closer to this I see him moving further away. I pray for this every day but it is disheartening. My other prayer has been 10 long years. It is for my younger son with Autism. Ten years ago God spoke clearly to me and told me he would heal him if I did what He told me to do. I have tried to do that and have prayed over him and prayed before new things we have tried. Though my son is much better, he hasn’t lost his diagnosis. I know I heard God correctly and I have never stopped praying for my son but it too is disheartening. I covet prayers for us. Thank you

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  463. Kim Duvall

    I am praying for my marriage, my children and our finances. I could sure use some Sisters in Christ to come alongside of me and pray with me thru these things.

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  464. Nicki

    Please pray for my church and our future pastor. 2 1/2 years ago one of our two pastors and his wife were tragically killed in a car accident. I am now on the search committee looking for his replacement. We formed our committee 1 1/2 years ago and thought we had the perfect person lined up last winter/spring, but it fell through and he decided to not come to our church after we had gone through a lengthy process and introduced him to our church and had a very affirmative vote. We are in the process of looking again and are praying for:
    guidance
    God’s timing – which has been a lesson for us all on the committee 🙂
    The perfect pastor to be placed in our church, and for that person to realize it too 🙂

    I read your devotion today and thought – why not have more people praying for us too? Thanks!!!!

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  465. Glenda

    I am praying for my daughter. She is young and a single mother of 2 beautiful, health children. Her heart is not on the things it should be. I have been praying for her to finish college and be able to support her children on her own, but her thoughts are on a good time and having a man (not always a good one) with her. It’s like she doesn’t want to be by herself, when she truly only needs the Lord. If she would seek him I know he would send the right man for her, but she is too busy trying to find one on her own. My family and I have bent over backwards for her and it’s becoming a strain on us all. Please pray that she turns her life around and lives for God instead of chasing the things of this world.

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  466. Mona

    I am so grateful to have gotten this! It couldn’t have come at a better time. My request seems a bit ridiculous compared to the rest of these, but I’m really struggling with frustration, doubt, worrying if my prayers are heard or matter, blah blah blah…
    Onward>>God has given me the most wonderful, loving, godly, and drop-dead gorgeous man I could ever dream of, and I am forever grateful. Perhaps they’ve both spoiled me in the past year, but things seem to be cooling off lately and I can’t figure out why or fix it. I want to marry him more than anything in the world and we try so hard to do it right – the waiting is Sooo difficult…I often remind God that HE says that it’s better to marry than to burn with passion…and I certainly can’t marry myself.
    Neither of us doubt that He brought us together – could not be anyone’s doing but His. But I’m not sure what he’s trying to teach me. And I don’t want to screw anything up. If anyone is willing I’d appreciate some prayer very, very much. Again, this post of Lysa’s was exactly what I needed today and I think an answer that I asked God for – to hear from Him so I’d know it.
    Thank you, Lysa! And God!

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  467. Holly Graff

    Lysa,

    I am struggling with so much, I don’t know where to start. My ex-husband, who moved back to Georgia from Florida to help me when I got diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, has now developed Lung Cancer with Metastasis basically everywhere, and I am preparing to bring hospice in. My prayer to God our Father, is that He doesn’t let Larry suffer any more than necessary, and that it goes quickly for him. Being a Nurse, I am aware of what we face. Evidently (though I might rail against it), I am beginning to understand that God has deemed this as my “job” in this life, to care for those who are passing into Christ’s arms. I have been doing this since I was 16 years old.

    I also have my 31 year old daughter and her 2 year old son living with me, who is in counseling, psychiatry, and is co-dependent and has low self-esteem, coupled with depression and suicidal thoughts. She had been on drugs and alcohol when she got pregnant, so I brought her home for her and the baby’s sake. She is clean, but has severe emotional and depressive/suicidal issues. God blessed her with a beautiful healthy boy 2 1/2 years ago, and I had hoped that would have given her more of a reason to try for a better life. She does not know Christ Jesus (though I try, without getting in God’s way), and sees her son as a burden, rather than a blessing.

    Most days I am at a loss of what to pray for. Mercy always for my ex, strength, and the knowledge for my daughter that she is a child of God and therefore beautiful and forgiven. I didn’t come to Christ until late in life, so I never gave my children a knowledge of God. This is something I struggle with daily. It is because of one of my daughters and her childrens prayers, that I got saved. Something I am grateful for everyday. Please pray for us, and mostly for my ex and my other 3 children who don’t know God.
    Thank you.

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  468. Vicky

    Please pray for our son in college who has lost his way and is using illegal substances. I feel as though my prayers do not matter so it is hard to come to God over and over with this. My extended family is also having a rough patch and I would ask for prayers to heal hearts. Thanks for praying.

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  469. Ginny Brown

    I have a 14 year old daughter that is extremely overweight. No matter what I do I can not seem to find a way to help her. I stop buying snacks but she finds a way to get them. I limit her intake, she waits until i go to bed and hides food in her room. I cook healthy food she refuses to eat and again waits until i go to bed to eat. She now uses the weight issue to make fun of herself. I am struggling to help her and at my wits end about what to do. I really need advice, direction and prayers of Godly women. Her father’s family is obese and have numerous health problems due to the obesity. I do not want to see her continue down that path but I dont know how to help.

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  470. Carolyn R

    Thank you, Lysa and team, for praying for all of us. There’s always so much to pray for, but the one prayer which remains unanswered is that Jesus’s light will shine on my muslim father and he would accept Jesus as Lord and love Him for all eternity.

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    • Cheryl

      I am also praying for a precious friend who is a muslim. I pray for the holy spirit to touch him and reveal himself. For healing for his mind and heart. That he will come to know Jesus and his Lord and Savior. To be blessed by the love, hope and forgiveness of Jesus.

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  471. Rosanne

    Please pray for our family. My son went away to college and presently away from Jesus as a result. He is struggling with addiction issues, and severe depression. He was 6 weeks from graduating college and never finished. Pray for he to overcome his addiction, depression, and more importantly, finding his way back to Jesus. And pray for my daughter who struggles with an emotional disability. She is a follower of Jesus but she struggles with life in general and finds it difficult being here. She is distraught knowing that as she gets older her emotional illness progresses. We, as a family, are constantly struggling.

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  472. Janice

    Please help me pray for my adult son who went through a divorce and depression and will not go back to church now. I pray that he will fall in love with Jesus!!

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  473. Kiera Tobin

    I’ve been praying for peace within myself. To be able to set a good example to those around me (whether they are family, friends, staff or strangers). I’m just learning who I am as a godly woman and could use all the support I can get. I pray for wisdom to know what to do when tough times arise (like being a support system for a dear friend who lost her mom yesterday), I pray to have the words that can heal a broken heart or to know when silence is needed (for self or others), I pray to place my trust in the Lord, for I know his way is the fruitful way.
    Today my heart is heavy, for my friend and her mother passing, for another friend and his mentor passing as well. My heart has been weighted down with hurt from my past and I want to forgive, and move forward, but I find myself unable to forgive myself. I pray that the Lord be with me in every step today and everyday, that I may feel his presence and feel lifted up by him.

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  474. Nad Ladue

    For my 24 yr. old son who stopped going to church. He is not bad at all, just usual work, school and hanging out with friends. From the tiime he was born I brought him to church but he hasn’t been in church for a long time except on Mother’s Day when I asked him. Thank you & I know the Lord will finish the work he has started in him. I just need more grace in my waiting. God bless you all.

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  475. Anonymous

    Please pray for me to have perseverance through trials. Facing many from all sides. Some days I just want to give up and run from God but I know in my heart He wants me to run to Him. Still it’s hard not to feel alone and like He can’t possibly hear my cry for help. I feel crushed. Please pray for me.

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  476. Liz

    I am praying for courage to pray my boyfriend through a tough time in his life right now. I pray that God will me the words to pray over his life. I have been praying that God will draw him closer to Him, and I do believe this God’s avenue to do just that. I pray he will open his eyes, to see God, his ears, to hear God, his mind to understand God, and his heart to receive God and all He has for him. Please pray with me and for our developments in Christ.

    Thank you

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  477. Mary Evelyn

    Prayers that our suffering will be redeemed!
    My husband is going through an aggressive outpatient rehab for alcohol addiction/dependence. I pray for a complete healing and my husband to fall more in love with Jesus and depend on Him, that there will be a spiritual awakening in his heart. Praying for our boys that they will grow strong in the grace of Christ Jesus.

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  478. Birdie

    I am praying for the salvation of a dearly loved one, and I am unsure if I need to let go of the relationship or fight for it.

    My heart is heavy, my eyes overflow with tears, and my mind is a constant battlefield that I am trying to capture in the name of our Saviour.

    Above all, I want to honor Him, but I am also desperate for answers and relief.

    Thank you for this ministry of prayer.

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  479. TeNiqka Hairston

    I am in need of prayer for my father who is battling depression for the loss of my brother 6 years ago. He loves Christ, but he battles the fact that he could have and should have done more as a father. Also, my ex-boyfriend, who turned out to be someone I don’t know. I prayed with him often and discussed God’s love for us and believed we would get married but he was leading a double life. It is my prayer that he drawer near to God and turn from his wicked ways. Lastly, although I don’t want to ask it, because it is something that I find embarrassing, it is a very strong desire to be married and have a least one more child. I have raised my daughter on my own but with the help of my family, as a single/teenage parent it’s been hard to provide for her and myself, but God has been so good to us, I graduated from OSU with my bachelors and she will be graduating from OSU’s Business School in December. The Lord has provided in so many ways a great job at the University, food and shelter, but my life has been a struggle. I’ve not dated alot due to my circumstances and when I decided to give it a go, well I explained it earlier. My parents have been married for 42 years and what a blessing, i know there are ups and downs and its not all roses, but for 20 years I’ve been mostly by myself and at this point I sometimes get weary. I ask God for peace and contentment to not focus on these things but then the enemy crouches at the door and says to me, ‘if those are your desires, and you are His princess, why are you alone?” I know it’s his way to make me lose fellowship with our Father but i’m not certain what i’m missing or what i need to do to get past it. I continue to make an altar for God wherever I am to hear His voice but this is my truth.
    I thank you for your prayers and a place for expression!
    Peace Be With You!

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  480. Kristen

    Please pray for my marriage and that my husband David, will grow a love for Jesus that he hasn’t ever experienced before! And also for my 13 yo Dion, that his heart would fall in love Jesus, and that he would glorify God! Both of them know God but they don’t KNOW The God!

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  481. Arlene

    I went through an experience this past weekend that so made Lysa’s experience more real to me. There was a neighbor conformation that for me did not end well. I was compromised, my testimony was affected, all because someone meant to do harm to my son. The 3 ways will become a mantra for me.
    It’s been hard but I know God has been with me – my son is a grown man, shaky in his faith. For many years I did not know what would happen, my walk was weak, my challenges were real and I ran as far as I could from religion and God. I’ve been walking as a true believer, Christ follower for the past 15 years and optimistically working to be an example to my grown son, when that was not the case while he was growing up. He’s been living with me the past 4 years after many falls, and failures of his own and now trying to restore his life. So I think I have another chance to be the mom I should have been when he was growing up and young. Maybe this is a do over. God has been so faithful to me and I have experienced his protection, his grace and most of all his forgiveness. However my son is caught up in both the world and his newly found faith. He is still very bitter and locked up about his past. Please help me pray for him, that Godly men would come into his life and the lies of the world become apparent, that Joel may find it in his heart to forgive and find the courage to believe the God does love him so dearly.
    And to all the other lovely sisters that are blogging, let us stand or shall I say kneel together for each other, like Lysa reminded me, God is listening, what is intended to harm us He will use them for good to accomplish His purposes. I felt defeated for a while and gave up, forgive me, I won’t anymore.. God keep us all in His sights.

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  482. Jennifer

    I am feeling defeated today. Please pray that I will not give up and keep going on. I have started a new job adventure and I am starting to have some doubts. Please pray that I will reap good rewards in the end. Thank you.

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  483. Kpb

    So encouraging to read of your great example of standing in the gap and praying for your daughter. What a joy it would be to hear that your children are surrounded with Christian friends and have completely fallen in love with Jesus! I continue to pray daily for this-please join me.

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  484. Barb Williams

    Please pray for my daughter, Misty. She has been living with her boyfriend (now fiancé) for four years. Jason is not saved but seems open at times. Last year Jason was told he had bipolar disorder and was put on medication. He had a bad reaction and literally fell off a balcony from their apartment – 3 stories. He almost died and the doctors call him a true miracle. Although Jason believes God spared his life, he has not yet taken that step of faith. Misty is trying to handle things on her own and is far from God right now. She too has suffered a great deal. We are praying that God’s goodness and mercy will reach both of their hearts. We received a text message last night. Jason is sick and Misty is asking for prayer. We have no other details. Please pray for a mighty working of God in their lives. They live 16 hours away from us in Atlanta. Misty has a thriving career in journalism but is discovering that is not enough to fill her heart. Thank you for praying.

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  485. Brandy

    Please pray for my daughter to have the desire for Jesus wholeheartedly. This is her 1st year in college and struggling to find her place

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  486. Simone S.

    I’m praying for the deliverance of my husband… I know he knows GOD but I want him to fall in love with GOD, and to stop living this life according to his will and not HIS will. We have four girls and I want them to be encouraged by the strength that I am believing God for in showing Himself through me. I’m asking that you will be in agreement with me on this issue, it does sometime get me down, and sometime I’ve felt like HE doesn’t hear me… but GOD… your devotionals & online bible studies have helped me tremendously, they’ve encouraged me in so many ways…continue to allow God to use you the way that HE has. Be Blessed

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  487. Laura

    Pray for my 15 year old daughter. She had an MRI last Friday to check for a tumor on her pituitary gland at the base of her brain. The one the doctors suspect she has is almost always benign, but waiting for the follow up appointment tomorrow is hard.

    I pray for each person who has posted on here today. So much sorrow, but Hebrews 12:2 says “because of the joy awaiting him, he (Jesus) endured the cross set before him”….Jesus knows what it is to have pain in front of you, but if we know Jesus, then we have joy awaiting us too! I hope that gives someone comfort the way it gave me comfort.

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  488. Paige

    I have been praying for my Husband to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and it is working. His heart is softening and he is making more and more positive statements about religion and his church experience. I know through continued prayer, God will change his heart.

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  489. Jennifer F.

    I need prayer as I struggle through some major financial problems that are of my own doing. I’m trying to right my wrongs but I keep hitting major hurdles and this morning Satan is trying really hard to make me believe that God has abandoned me in this. I know in my heart that God is Truth and Light and He hears every cry of my heart and soul. He’s got an amazing plan for me and I just need to keep believing. I need prayer for strength and focus as I continue to work through this. Thank you so much.

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  490. Dee

    I am asking for prayers for a favorable outcome with the bank who holds the mortgage to our home. We are in the process of trying to get our monthly payments reduced which would take some of the financial strain off of us. My prayer is that I will be patient and let God work it out and remember that He doesn’t need my help! That I remember that God does not work on my time line and that He has a plan for me and my family and my job is to trust Him. Pray that I would not listen to the lies of Satan as he tries to convince me that my situation is not important to God. I am important, my situation is important and EVERY one of you lovely ladies are important to God and your situation is important to God. Let’s all pray together for each other. Be Blessed

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  491. donna fusiara

    Dear Lysa and prayer team,
    Please pray with me for God to perform a miracle, if it is His will, and bring my son, Nick (17) back to Him again. He struggles with teen pressures of alcohol and drugs, and is a follower, but not of Christ. He was raised in a Christian-Catholic home, and now we are focusing on the Christian side (not so much the Catholic), long, sad story of that ending. We are a loving and albeit, sometimes dysfunctional family but we have prayed and received counsel and made it through very trying times, battling Satan who was knocking on our door. We are the victors as Christ was and is and always will be the head of this house. But things keep coming up. My son is very confused and scared as a Senior in high school. His grades have fallen and he was a Honors student with straight A’s three years ago. His friends are not Godly people and his attitude is faltering away from Jesus. I pray all the time for him to come back to us and to God. I pray for him to start making good choices and not to follow his friends. I pray for him to start caring again about his grades, his future, his family, his life. I pray all the time for God to give him the heart of Jesus and to save this good child. He was a Boy Scout and an Ambassador for People to People when he was 12 years old. He has been a gifted pianist and artist and so bright in so many areas. I want my son back again. I know he is a good person and he loves us, but he is lost right now. I cry myself to sleep praying and am so desperate. We tried counseling for him and even that doesn’t help. He is angry and feels we are mean parents because we try to discipline him. I pray you will have the right words and the means to allow Jesus to hear you. I know He hears me, but I am deaf to the answers right now. Thank you and God bless you and all you do.
    donna

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  492. WK

    I am praying my husband would surrender his life to the Lord. He desires a better job so am praying that God will bless him and put him in a position surrounded with strong Christian men and women.

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  493. Kristie

    I covet any prayers from anyone this morning! My husband and I have had an EXTREMELY difficult year. Our 13 year old daughter has been battling depression, anxiety, cutting and an extremely defiant attitude at times. This has created a TREMENDOUS amount of stress, tension & financial struggles in our home. We have spent thousands on hospital stays, counseling, medications and now private school tuition for her to be in a better, smaller & Christian school. God has done so many miraculous things in our daughter’s life and ours over the past year. However, we recently had a “setback” with our daughter at her school. My husband has been under a tremendous amount of stress with his work as a result of having to be out so often because of issues with our daughter. He is now trying his best not to lose his largest client, which would have a devastating effect on our already strained finances. This recent setback has caused a tidal wave of new stress in our home and in our marriage. My daughter was running a few minutes late for school this morning and my husband got on to her about it, when she had finally gotten ready. When he got on to her, she snapped back at him, which caused him to just totally lose his cool with her. Things escalated into a huge argument between the 2 of them. My daughter ran out if the house, hysterical and went and sta sobbing in the back yard. I was trying to be the “peace maker” and calm him down. He began arguing with me for trying to defend our daughter who was not being responsible and getting up on time. I went outside and was finally able to calm our daughter down. I took her to school and she made it on time, however, she is now completely and totally frazzled! I’m just feeling left empty, worried sick and afraid what the rest of my day may look like with my husband and for my daughter as well. Please just pray for our family. We NEED God’s peace more than ever! I feel like I just don’t know how much of this I can take and I fear that my husband is on the verge of just packing his things and leaving. I know God is faithful and will give me the strength to face whatever lies ahead, but in my human weakness, I am very fearful.
    Thank you for your prayers.

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  494. Lynn Cox

    My son is U.S. Marine and is nor living his life in a way that his father and I raised him to which was to serve the Lord in all Toh do. I am praying daily that God will send a Godly Marine into his life who he respects and who will lead him back to his Saviour. I needed this devotion because sometimes I feel that I beg and beg and God isn’t listening. Thank tog for this today and I will continue praying and believing that God will answer!!!!

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  495. melanie

    Please pray for my sons – that they may have total heart transformations and have a passionate desire to seek and know God, His word and His will for their lives.
    I am grateful.

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  496. Twila

    My daughter Shelby is beautiful, smart, talented and has always had a spirit of excellence but she has no real friends. Most of the kids don’t like her because they get mad when she makes the highest grade or they feel her project is better than theirs. She gets bullied and lies spread about her. She comes home crying because all she wants is to have friends that love her and support her. I’ve been praying about this for years and I will continue. We need God’s guidance. She loves the Lord and works at our church as an intern and she is on the elementary praise and worship team. Please join us in prayer. It would be nice to see her cry happy tears for a change.

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  497. Sharon Chandler

    Two very special girls to me my daughter and my niece. My niece was recently committed and I pray God will heal her and release the demons that she’s struggling with. My beautiful daughter always seem to be attracted to the wrong crowd, I pray God will remove anyone in her life that does not have her best interest and that she will trust and put her faith in God for him to guide her. Thanks

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  498. Diedre Morrison

    Please pray with me for my children that they desire to have a closer walk with God. That going to church and praying and reading the Bible isn’t something that they have to do but that they want to do. I am praying that, like your daughter fell in love with Jesus, they will have that same desire to let him in their hearts and live for Him. They are seniors in college now, but I always blamed myself for not having them more in church when they were small like my parents did me. I have asked God to forgive me of that and I believe He has. I ask Him now to draw them closer to him.

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  499. Shoneka

    Please pray for my family and for my boyfriend. We are just in need of Restoration with the Lord. Things have been pretty broken and strained lately in many directions and I believe with everything in me that this is a Faith-stretch. I know that God is about to do something amazing and realize that this is a time of preparation. Thank you for the prayers.

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  500. Sarah

    I would appreciate prayers as my husband and I struggle with infertility. We’ve been trying to conceive for over five years and are at a crossroad right now. We aren’t sure if we should continue to wait on the Lord, or move forward with an iui procedure. I know the Lord can do all things and nothing is impossible for him, but I also know he provides doctors and medical treatments/medicine for us to use as well. I would just like a peace and understanding about which one to do. I think of the story of the Israelites who wanted a king so bad God finally gave them one and it didn’t turn out so well for them. They should have just let God continue to lead them. I definitely don’t want his permissive will, but his perfect will. Thank you to all who see this and will help me in praying.

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  501. Sharon

    Please pray for my husband and the guilt he carried which causes him to make bad decisions…and become weak….I pray he learns to seek God more and put his faith in him to get through his issues….we, as a family need him as our leader and he is not doing so well. Hangups and past mistakes will do that if you don’t put your trust in God. Also I pray that our financial situation improves and our debts decrease. Pray for healing and live and peace in our family. Also for my kids and grandbabies. Thank you and God Bless You.

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  502. Shawn

    I am in need of prayer concerning legal difficulties. Your prayers are appreciated

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  503. Nancy

    Lysa, thank you so much for the candid glimpses into your life. I read this post and felt like I was sitting right there with you on your bed as you read that letter. I was convicted that I’ve done exactly what you said when it came to my daughter and her issues, thought about it, talked about it, and worried about it. Thank you for making me realize that I need to DILIGENTLY pray about it! Not just an occasional working into my prayers, but daily asking God for his mercy for my daughter. Your prayer is exactly what I would pray for me daughter and I’m going to place it around me and prayer it over her daily. Thank you, thank you!!

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  504. Deemarie

    Please pray for my marriage, that I would walk in forgiveness, that I would let go and let God knowing He has my best interest at heart.

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  505. Alyssa

    Been praying through 3 consecutive miscarriages. The first one was easy to pray through and understand it was Gods plan for us, but after the second and third, it’s gets harder to understand. Number 4 is currently in the early making and maybe this is the one.. I honestly have no hope left. We have a healthy 2 year old we carried with absolutely no issues, so we never thought we would have this problem just two short years later. Please pray for us.

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  506. Prayer Requests

    I have a difficult time asking for prayer but I am so close to rock bottom I don’t know what else to do. I have been in a season of life where I am so painfully “stuck” that I can’t be relational…with anyone. I talk with God and I am so grateful for having such a blessed life yet I can not move forward. I can’t be the wife I am called to be, the mother my kids need, and I certainly can’t draw people to Christ when I am “funky”. Please pray. Pray for anything that God may have for my life to use for His glory and for my eyes to be opened. I just don’t understand and I don’t know where to turn.

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  507. Paige

    I’m believing God is working and I continue to pray for my 9 year old son and his decisions for friends at school. I absolutely CAN NOT hear anymore advise about us needing to homeschool him or put him in Christian school. We cannot afford it and it is not an option. I am hanging on to the belief that God has a journey for him and I pray he will give him a heart of flesh and not stone. Give him wisdom to make good decisions and to respect his teachers. To know he is created to honor God and that his actions would reflect it.
    I am also choosing to believe and pray today that my brother and his family will be saved. That I can be a light and let go my frustrations with them. To accept I may not be the way God chooses to bring them to His Kingdom.
    I will NOT give up.

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    • Alana

      Dear Paige,
      I was about to type my very own similar prayer request for my 12 year old son, when I read your post. We too are having difficulty with our boy and friends and poor decisions at school. And moving to a different school is not an option, either. I too believe God has a journey for these boys, but am feeling frustrated and anxious when I feel my prayers are not being heard as things seem to be getting worse. We have to continue to believe they are–God is hearing us, right?! It;s also reassuring to know you are not the only one experiencing these hardships, as I read your message I didn’t feel so alone.
      Thank you for sharing. God bless our boys!
      Alana

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  508. Jane J.

    Thank you for this opportunity to share a prayer request. I have been praying and standing in faith for God’s restoration of my marriage. I was reminded this week as well as today, how vital prayer is and that looking to the God of the beginning, the One who has seen me through every prayer I’ve ever uttered is the God who will see me through once again. I will remain in prayer for my marriage knowing God sees me and hears every word.

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  509. Sherry

    Thank you for the reminder in today’s devotion: Praying that my children fall in complete love with Jesus and place him as top priority in their lives.
    Prayers for my oldest graduating college next month that God opens the “right” career door for him.
    Financial relief for family – specifically sale of property.

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  510. Jenah

    Hi Lisa, I humbly thank-you for the gift that God has given you as a mentor for other women facing a great deal of the same struggles. This year has been extremely hard for my family. We are a God fearing family but tradgedy seems to find us one month after the next and I know it’s because God always pulls us through as an example to those that do not know Jesus. We lost my grandfather in March 75 years old and a picture of health married to my grandmother for 56 years. He has 2 sons that have been involved with church and Jesus as some point but struggle with alcohol addiction and some of my cousins that also has faced tradgedy at a very young age have really not allowed God to heal. My grandmother “a God fearing child of God” fears for their salvation. Due to the fact that she recently lost my grandfather it’s hard for her to pray and I felt your message today was for her so I am going to share it with her. Also, please pray for my mom and dad that are caring for both of my grandmothers who are in their late 70’s with health problems. My mom retired after 30 years of work due to the stress of her job but my husband/dad and I know mentally my mom isn’t well nor is she well physically at the age of 51 she struggles. I lost a brother at 17 that was terminally ill and my mom (a nurse) lived in New Orleans at childrens for 2 years caring for my brother due to his rare sickness which elvolved within 2 years. He was a healthy, straight “A” student in gifted until God revealed his plans. There are 3 of us children and I’m the oldest of the 3. My brother passed at the age of 13 and I was 17 years old. The youngest of us was in the 5th grade and has struggled with having to grow up with two parents that were grieving and trying to heal from the tradgedy of loosing a child but not understanding why all while fulfilling to committment to keep our family as one unit “which has successfully been accomplished.” I now understand when I couldn’t pray at times why God allowed my family to take the journey we did and how we have continued been able to assist other families as well as share God’s love. It hasn’t been easy and I struggling with praying some days b/c I do feel so alone but I know God is there. My youngest brother has been through some really hard days being at home while I was off at college. He is emotionally still broken and has made a profession of faith but has turned to alcohol as well to cope with pain due to his past and his newest situation which is live changing. I myself have recently sent my high school sweet heart back to college after being in the workforce for 5 years and married for 7, together for 14 years. He will graduate in May and we are so very excited but it has also come with various struggles and many hard days of me raising our son which is now 3 1/2 years old. I apologize for the long message but I just have so much on my heart and your message today spoke directly to me without going into any more details I will ask that you pray for these families and the various struggles they each face. James, Strickland, Dickens, Courtney, Davis Brown – In Christ Name, Jenah

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  511. Angela Goins

    Thank you for your devotion today – I thought I was the only one who had ever received an anonymous letter! Mine addressed my choice of apparel that I wore to church. If you could see how un-endowed I am, you would laugh, but I didn’t. I was devastated. And angry. And filled with unbelief. I, too, realized that this was not a letter of love but of judgment. Once I found out who had sent it, I unfortunately used my position as Sunday School teacher to call out “anonymous” people who paid too much attention to what people were wearing to church instead of seeking Christ while they were there. Oddly enough, I gained no satisfaction in that, and looking back all those years ago, if I had been the Christian I should have been, I would have approached her in love and talked it out. Thanks for calling me out, even though unintentional.

    By the way, I passed along your devotion to a friend whose son was just admitted into a mental hospital and is struggling. I thank you for your words of encouragement that I was able to pass along.

    In Christ,
    Angela

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  512. Darci Jacobson

    My step-mom and my dad have been together on and off since I was two (23 years). Since I can remember my step-mom has had severe social phobia issues along with an inability to see things from a selfless perspective. She was abused as a child and I believe this has contributed to many issues in her adult life. In the past couple years, these issues have gotten severely worse. She is hardly functional, extremely depressed and refuses to believe there is any good in the world. She has rejected her friends and family. I love her very much and I want her to have joy in her life again. I have tried to reach out to her many times only to feel that I make her issues worse. I’ve prayed for her and tried to introduce her to Jesus, but she lashes out and tries to blame all of us for her problems. I pray that God works in her heart to melt the sadness, confusion and hatred away and to replace it with happiness, love and understanding. I want her to know God more than anything, as I know He is the one who can help her through this. I pray for her healing and to keep the hearts of those around her strong. Please pray for my step-mom, Sheila.

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  513. Lee

    Please pray for our son and daughter that the Lord will lead, guide and protect them as they pursue His will for their lives. Both are at a crucial time in their lives and one has really been through a very difficult season! Thank you and may the Lord bless you!

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  514. Annette

    Please pray for my brother, JR, after numerous treatment & 2 yrs free of Hep C complications; his disease has come back. He has a dr appt today. Pray for God to give him strength, comfort & peace for what’s to come. If it’s God’s will for healing. Thank you

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  515. Erica

    Today’s devotion could not have come at a better time. I know that is God speaking to me at just the right moment. I recently had my first baby and have returned to work. I am praying that I will be able to stay home with my baby and raise him to be godly. We are able to live on one income but my husband is reluctant. Please pray for God to speak to his heart, that he will be the leader for our family that God wants him to be, and for God’s will for our lives to be shown and followed by us. Thank you!

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  516. Janice Small

    Please pray for my 11 year old daughter, that she will not succumb to negative peer pressure especially when she gets to her teenage years. That she will accept Christ and serve him diligently. For my brothers, sister, nieces and nephews to accept Christ as well. Pray that I’ll continue to serve him in spirit and truth throughout the rest of my days, for me to find the means to pay off my loans, for my health and guidance especially where work is concerned. Last but not least, for me to find a christian, God-fearing husband who will be a father to my daughter.

    Thank you and may God bless you all and help you all of you in your struggles and answer our prayers.

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  517. Erin

    My prayer request is that my daughter will find Jesus and accept him as her Lord and Savior.

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  518. Marsha

    Please pray for my daughter and her family that they will turn from sin and find salvation and joy through Christ. They are in great need of friends who love Christ and know his word. I have prayed for quite a few years and see progression of kinder hearts bm ut no moves toward Christ. I strongly believe God has a plan and a purpose and I truly know it is important for them to have their own testimony. Praising God he is always in control.
    Thank you for caring and praying.

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  519. MONICA SALINAS

    I need prayer for my job relocation. I’ve bern praying and wanting this for 6 months. The opportunity presented itself 10/15, I interviewed Minday. Decision to be made end of this week or next week. Praying for a positive answer to provide this change for my daughter. Please joing me in diligent prayer!!

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  520. AV

    My husband left me after being blinded by sin and adultery. I have prayed and prayed and nothing has changed; things have only gotten worse. God has provided for me during this time, and I’m so grateful. Please pray that God will open my husband’s eyes, and that God will continue to see me through this time. I’m scared of what the future holds. I am standing on the promise that all things work to the good of those that love Him.

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  521. gail sjostrom

    Thank you for that post! My husband needs a job. It’s been 4 years of financial instability and God has seen us through and taught us a lot about Himself and His grace. Now we’re praying Steve finds a full-time job with benefits. He’s a good man who loves God and his family and desperately wants to provide for us.

    Thank you!

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  522. Anne Peterson

    We were anticipating the birth of our son and daughter-in-law’s 4th child. But for the last number of weeks we found out that little Olivia who was to be born January 5th, has Trisomy 18. She is expected to die soon after birth, if she makes that. We are heavy-hearted as you could imagine. I would like prayer that God will give us the grace we need for the coming weeks till we hold her and let her go.

    Here is a video our son and daughter-in-law made regarding little Olivia. Thank you. Your ministry means a lot to me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tFE9HV7GXk&list=PLYjR952OzvubgXtuJs6EtmnJBNCaLkMyo&index=2

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  523. Carol Mahler

    Please pray with me that God will improve my finances just enough so that I can pay debts that I owe and have enough for necessities each month without this constant anxiety. At 71, I am trying to get a part time job & praying for one, but nothing has happened, though I’ve applied.
    Thank you and the prayer team!

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  524. Ruth Najera

    God has placed in my heart to start a ministry for abused women.So many of us who have been abused hold that pain in
    and are held in bondage by it, its time to be set free.
    On 11/7/14 I was finally set free from my pain and it was the most exhilarating experience I have ever experienced and a feeling I want all my sisters who have experienced pain to experience aswell. God indeed intended all my bad experiences for good because through my pain many will be set free. I am not a public speaker but this is the path that God wants me to take and its pretty amazing to me. Please pray for my ministry.

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  525. Sarah

    One of my very best friends is deeply involved with the Mormon Church. I have prayed for her for several years and haven’t seen anything happen at all. In reading this devotion this morning, I realized that I basically had stopped praying for her freedom and salvation over the last few months without even realizing it. I love the threefold reminder especially #2. 1. Know with confidence God hears your prayers. 2. Trust that prayer makes a difference, even when you don’t see the difference. 3. Tell fear it has no place in this conversation. I will once again fervently pray for my sweet friend and trust God that He hears my prayers and loves my friend.

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  526. Sheila Crowder

    Please pray with me that God will bring my 3 children back to obeying Him and they will have a real relationship with Him. They were all raised in church and know the Lord, but don’t live their lives for Him. I pray this for them more than anything else in their lives! I know God is the only one that gives true peace and cultivates true love. I also pray for future spouse to be the people that God has picked out for them. Thank you for praying with me and your encouraging words!

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  527. Joan

    Praying for my daughter Naomi to have the Joy of the Lord in her heart and mind.

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  528. Lisa

    Please pray along side me for God’s will to transform my husband, son and daughter’s hearts. My husband walked away ten years ago when my son turn to addiction. My daughter’s heart harden for the same reason. I can’t type this w/out crying, I believe in my heart God wants them to follow Him, it’s been so long praying for this that lately I have more discouraging days then encouraging ones, please pray me through this.

    Thank you

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  529. Janet Brown

    My son in law (29) will receive medical results this afternoon. The doctors are fairly certain he has MS. Praying for healing and a different diagnosis. My nephew has addiction problems and is basically living on the streets. It became very cold this week in Oklahoma. Praying for his safety and that he will turn to The Lord. So thankful for this study and emphasis on prayer. God always provides what we need and I needed this.

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  530. Valinshia Walker

    Good morning Lysa,
    My oldest daughter forwarded me your message on unanswered prayers. As I read your testimony about your daughter I couldn’t stop crying. I felt as if God was answering my prayer through you. I too have a seventeen year old daughter who is a teen mom . I have been praying for my daughter to surrend her heart and life to Jesus Christ. It seems as if things gets worse she is so angry and she is hurting so badly from not having her dad in her life. Please pray for my daughters and grandson and myself . I too need healing and deliverance. But I also would love for me and my entire family to be saved and have a heart relationship with Jesus Christ. please pray with me. God bless

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  531. Pam

    Needing prayers and help to get me through the hard times and just the connection and trust from God that he is here for me. Honestly I am new to all this and just having a really hard time with trust that God is going to get me through everything going on. The past three months I have prayed and asked for forgiveness for things, I still feel like I am not getting any where. The past week I have fallen back into my depression state and just isolating myself. I need the courage and help from God to get me through this and I am trying but seems nothing is changing. I have several daily devotions I receive every day and some days I feel they are talking straight to me. I pray daily for him to take the pain, fear and hurt away to guide me in the right direction To help me financial and to help me find a job with christian people to help me get and stay focus to the right in Gods eyes. To be able to open up and talk to not be afraid anymore There are great women out there to help me if I will just open up and talk and quite keeping it to myself like I have for so long. Just give me the courage to talk and trust these ladies at church to help me get through all this.

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  532. Janey

    My son was married for five years and has a son from that marriage. He’s been divorced for two years now and has been in a relationship with another man for a little over a year now. He tells me he’s had these feelings since childhood and growing up in a Christian home, he would pray at night that he would wake up straight, but it didn’t happen. As an adult he tried to overcome those feelings by doing what he believed at the time to be the right thing; getting married and having a family. That didn’t turn out to be the case. It has caused a lot of heart ache to say the least. My son and my grandson are two of the greatest gifts God has blessed me with. Please pray with me for their protection and for God’s perfect will to be done in their lives. Thank you.

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  533. Lori

    Thank you for all the wonderful work you do…it is giving hope & blessing many people! I’m praying for my brother Kirk to fall head over heels with Jesus. That God will send him Christian friends & for me to know what to say/do to get through the divide that is between my brother& me. Thanks & God bless

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  534. Mary

    Please pray with me that my daughter will find better employment that will provide for her and our grandson. He ex-husband does not pay child support and it really makes it hard for her to live. But first and foremost, please pray that her relationship with Christ will continue to grow and she will fall totally in love with Jesus. Pray that I will know what to say, when to say it, and when NOT to say anything, leaving it totally in Jesus’ hands to take care of, protect and impress her heart and life. Thank you. BE BLESSED!

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  535. Ashley

    My children as they try to find who they are in Christ during these elementary school years. Acceptance as we put a broken home back together with new pieces. Blended families take patience, love, understanding and young ages are delicate to changes this big. A marriage.

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  536. Bernny

    Please pray for financial breakthrough for my family and for God’s favor and grace upon my husband’s job. It’s been a trying period for him but I am praying for the peace of God to keep his heart and for His presence to overwhelm him and that God will turn what others meant to harm my husband as an opportunity to glorify His name and distinguish my husband for honor in Jesus’ name.

    Thanks you.

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