October 22, 2014
Hi everyone, this prayer request may sound small but it's VERY big to me. I could really use some prayers right now. I've been struggling in school a lot lately. I used to go to UW Milwaukee and it was too much for me. Living in a big city, that is not even remotely familiar, and far away from my family really did me in. I gained weight, started smoking (I quit that though! Thank God!), and I had a hard time studying and getting good grades. I thought it would get better when I moved back home to Madison to be with my family and just go to MATC but things still feel the same. I'm constantly worrying about my grades, and how I can make/save money (I also have a spending issue) so, I forget all about studying, tests, homework, etc. I'm just trying to keep the anxiety away but I do it in all the wrong ways like eating, T.V, computer, cellphone, shopping, etc. I would like for some prayers, and maybe some advice on how I can stay focused, and stand grounded in God's word. Thank you!
October 22, 2014
My daughters have been having a hard time in school lately being bullied by other children for being atheists. I want you all to reach out to your children and help them know that there are children and people of different belief systems or no beliefs and that we can all co-exist peacefully. Especially in a public school environment that should be just about education. Not prayers and indoctrination. Thank you.
October 17, 2014
My oldes daughter is a first-year teacher. She is really struggling with her class of students. She has about 25 children and they each have their own issues and struggles. I see her trying to help each one individually while at the same time teach them as a whole. When one child acts out it creates problems for the whole class. She has such a good heart. She tries not to yell at the children, she tries to use a more gentle approach to keep the children in order. Because of all the stress in the classroom and dealing with depression and anxiety, the school has put her on a one month medical leave. Since she has been gone, the school has attempted to put other teachers in her classroom and these teachers are struggling as well with the ability to teach and at the same time keep the children focused and centered on the work at hand. These children need prayers for their issues. And my daughter needs prayers to strengthen and sustain her during this time. She has such a good heart and kind spirit and she so very much wants to succeed and make a difference in the children's education. Will you please pray for her and her students. Thank you.
October 13, 2014
I have been struggling at work lately. The job I am currently in is not what I went to school and it bothers me. It has been a stress on me so much it is starting to affect my health. It takes everything I have and then some to keep from walking away. I have been asking God just to show me that there is a reason why I am at where I am now and for the strength and peace to keep going.
October 13, 2014
For over 2 years now, I have struggles with a condition called IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Not many people know about it, and those that do know that it can not be cured because people in the medical field do not even know a direct cause for it. They figured that mine is from stress. Being a 15, nearly 16, year old in High School is very stressful, and it makes it harder when you know that you're sick EVERY day. It hurts to eat some times and other times my body can't handle the food at all. It's such an embarrassment to have and have to explain to everyone. My medications work most of the time to help, but so far my faith in God is what's getting me through the day. I have faith that I can be healed. I appreciate you taking some time and praying for me. It means a lot. Thank you.