September 29, 2014
I have posted prayers on this site for friends and family, but it has always been for others. Now, I need your prayers. I am facing the greatest challenge of my life where those who do not even know me constantly attack me because I am standing up for something I believe in and that I know is truly right and just. They hurl insults and untruths at me. They degrade and attack my moral character, but still, I believe that God is aware of my suffering and is by my side. Still, it is a daily struggle. Sometimes I find it difficult to get out of bed and face the next day's challenges, which seem endless and relentless. I am asking for prayers to help me be strong, to trust in Jesus to give me strength to persevere and to prevail. I turn to Him in my darkest moments, but lately, they are too many. Please pray for me to always draw on my strength and on my faith in my darkest hour. Amen.
September 19, 2014
"JW" is not my blood daughter, but is the mother of my granddaughter, and I have grown to love her as my own. She and my son broke up when my granddaughter was only 5 months old (18 months ago) and he has not tried to see her since. My son no longer communicates with me after I stopped enabling his alcoholism; tough love and all... but that's a different story and a different prayer for a different day. Today, "JW" is in need of healing prayer and moral support. She is a single mom who recently injured her back and hasn't been able to work, therefore no income. And raising a busy two-year old. She is hurting physically, financially, emotionally, and is searching spiritually. She is open to Jesus and believes in prayer. She has allowed me to pray over her a number of times for other injuries sustained through her job. Tonight when I anointed her with oil and prayed for her, I received an impression that she is suffering from a slipped disk that is resting on a nerve which is causing so much pain. Doctors have put her on Prednisone, Ibuprofen, muscle relaxers, physical therapy, and recommended chiropractic adjustments--none of which have worked over the past 4 weeks. None have even ordered x-rays. Please pray that God will lead "JW" to the right path toward healing and that God would draw her closer to Jesus through this difficult time. Pray that God would place a solid support network around her as she raises her beautiful daughter. Father God, I lift up "JW" to you and ask that You would have mercy on her, strengthen her from the inside out, and impart your wisdom to her spirit and soul. Show her that she is invaluable to You, Father, and fulfill her and bless her in her role as a mother. I also ask that You would place a garrison of Your angelic host around her to protect her from any attacks in the spiritual realm to keep her from falling in love with Jesus or to attack her physically/financially/emotionally. I ask these things in Your son's name. Thank You for hearing our prayers, Father. And thank you, PrayerWorks partners for agreeing with me in this prayer for "JW's" wellbeing.