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.
September 17, 2014
I have recently left an abusive relationship that lasted 4 years. My boyfriend has always been controlling and jealous and emotionally abusive, but things got worse when his 8 year old son died a year and a half ago (so he needs prayers too!) Our relationship has deteriorated steadily to the point where my son (who lives with us) spends most of his day hiding in his room with his head buried to not hear the fighting. He belittles me, accuses me of everything possible, demeans me, threatens me, lies to me, everything that can destroy a relationship. I have stuck with him for so long not only because I love him and believe that I made a commitment to him but because I was always scared to leave. When things got physically violent, I stayed at a shelter but he found me and I have always tried to protect the people that shelter me when I leave. I have gotten to the end of my line..... I cannot live like this anymore. I cannot go to church without accusations, work meetings are out of the question, going to the store without him is a big no-no. I don't eat or sleep well because my anxiety has increased to debilitating levels. I left him yesterday and am staying with my parents. My son is torn, he was just getting used to a new school (he's now in middle school), but knows the relationship is toxic for both of us. I need prayers to stay on the right path, to keep making decisions that are healthy for my son and for myself. Thank you.
September 15, 2014
I have been clinically depressed since my daughter was born 5 years ago. I have a long history of depression, but this time, we've tried at least 8 medications and nothing has helped to lift the darkness from my days. My doctor is recommending ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). It has a very high success rate but risks are significant- possible short & long term memory loss being the most serious. Please pray for me, ask God to guide me according to His will and what is best for my family.
September 13, 2014
Father, in the name if Jesus, I pray that You stretch out Your hand to touch Samuel's heart. We have been seperated by distance and misunderstanding. I have tried to forget him, but my heart remains faithful. Father, I lift him up to You.
September 07, 2014
Please pray for my daughters and me. I have decided to end my marriage of 26 years. He is a good dad, but I am unable to work through the fact that he's had emotional affairs. His latest, with coworker and someone I trusted as my friend too. It's been a long two years of struggling with this decision and what God wants me to do. I've wondered what is wrong with me. My adult daughters do not want to talk about the situation, and Im worried about them. My husband and I tried counseling, after my threat of divorce, and of course after four sessions, he pulled out of counseling I'm still in counseling. I feel sadness, guilt, and disconnect. I just finished my divorce support group class. I feel so alone. He was so mean and neglecting the last two years, but after I filed, he became nicer. I know he's wanted a divorce, but I was the one who had to carry the burden of that as well as move out. Please pray for my heavy heart to heal as well as stopping me from hating this woman who deceived me by having me believe she was my friend. I thought marriage was forever..since that's what I thought wherein my vows. I want sleep and need peace.