August 25, 2016
My husband is 52 and went to visit a Bible College because He believe the Lord was calling him in the ministry and He want to be obedient to that call.After the visit, he fell apart.He said it was like being struck by lightning..He is now in intensive outpatient therapy for anxiety, confusion, depression, hopelessness and deep pain that never goes away.These are the symptoms of PTSD that he has carried for the past 30 years and have never gone away, only they've became so bad just recently that he feels he cannot work.He needs hope and healing.He is so tired from this illness and he's very discouraged about his future.He said " if I can't carry myself well, how can I possibly expect to carry a congregation- even a small one? If the Lord wants me in the ministry, I have to get better."We are getting medical attention from christian counselor,therapy and medication.We are praying for his deliverance, relief from symptoms of constant deep emotional pain and paralyzing anxiety.This also limits intimacy because he was sexually abused as a child and it's very hard for him to trust.God bless you as you lift our brother in prayer.Thank you very much.
August 24, 2016
After several years of an abusive employment situation - I left! I know it's was the right thing to do. Today, I'm feeling somewhat overwhelmed with anxiety about finding new employment because of my age. Retirement is down the road (7 years) so finding a job is extremely important. Kindly pray that the right job/opportunity for me comes along soon. Thanks so much!
August 21, 2016
I'd like to ask for prayers for my sisters good friend, Karen, who was recently laid off from a 25-30 year job. She has had major anxiety issues for most of her adult life and has tried many forms of unsuccessful therapy. She has had issues with alcohol in the past and due to the anxiety relieving medication she was able to stop drinking. Now that she has lost her job and returned from a 30 day stay in a mental health hospital she is drinking excessively. Her sister lives in another city and has an elderly mother who is not able to help. I ask for prayers for Gods grace, comfort, will, peace, strength and mercy in her healing. I pray that God will make his presence known to her and fill her heart with hope and courage to stop this self destruction.