Jan 16, 2012

Prayers/Praises week of 1/16-1/20

Please post your prayer requests and praises here, SHINE girls. We are checking them daily and lifting them up to the Lord.


"Hear my prayer, O Lord, listen to my cry for mercy. In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me." Psalm 87:6-7

80 comments:

Jill said...

I lift up a fellow classmate and friend, Scott Massingill as he serves our country in the military. I pray for His protection and covering, as well as the protection of his fellow troups. Give him strength and courage and peace in the days and months to come, Lord.

Anonymous said...

I echo your prayer and may we all remember to lift up our military and their families for the sacrifices they make on our behalf. May their lives be blessed for the service they give for our country and for our freedom for this great nation. May they return home safe, sound, and unharmed. In the sweet name of Jesus we pray...

Angela Crowe~

Anonymous said...

please pray for my family as difficult times loom ahead of us. pray for guidance and specific leading in all areas. a miracle is what we need right now. we need peace in what is to come and wisdom.

thank you shine girls. i am grateful for all of you.

sincerely,

a girl who is holding on to His promises.

Aunt Teddi said...

Father, I regard this request as a silent request, so called in the church I was raised in...but I know that You know all the details of this person's life and all her family and friends, etc. LORD, we pray Your Kingdom come...You will be done in her life! In Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen

Anonymous said...

Hi. I need prayer as well, an unspoken one.

Melyshea said...

We are moving. We are looking for a house and would really like to find the right one for our family. We have been living in Franklin TN for 2.5 years and it has been very hard and the home we live in has added to that. It would be so great to find a happy home for our family. Please pray that God shows us where this is. Also, we are trying to get pregnant and have been for a year. We had a still birth in March of 2010. We would love to be blessed with one more for His Army. So far it is very discouraging, but we know He has a plan. Thank you friends!!

Sweet Inlow's said...

Dear Father may this woman feel your arms around her today. May she know your true peace, even in the midst of hard times. May she place her hope in You...the One who is Hope. We love you Father, and thank you for loving us. In Jesus name.

Stacey said...

I've got some Dr's appt's coming up in the future that I would covet your prayers for!!!

Mary said...

Pray I make the right decision and that I feel better soon!!! Thanks

Terri Abbott said...

I agree with Jill as two or more touching in Jesus name, it is done according to YOUR Word that is sharper than a two edge sword, cuts and divides and bring truth, light and life. Lord as you prophesy in Isaiah 43: 2; "WHEN YOU PASS THU THE WATERS I WILL BE WITH YOU WHEN YOU WALK THRU THE FIRE YOU SHALL NOT BE BURNED NOR SHALL THE FLAME SCORCH YOU" Father I pray this prophetic hedge around Scott and his fellow soldiers as they walk thru flood, famine, fire and hell. I ask that full protection be given them and yea not even a hair on their heads be scorched or seared. I pray warrior angels to fight beside them and for them that no evil or harm can come to them. I pray that they be the very best of soldiers and that you empower and enable them to do so according to all that they are trained and they be given innovative thoughts and plans in the heat and instant during battle to preserve them. Lord let them conquer their enemy and triumph over them and let your will be done. Ease the hearts of those loved ones that pray and wait on their soldiers here at home, give them YOUR peace that surpasses all understanding. Father keep their minds whole and speak to them in the night hours and the quiet time that they may process the horrors of war and not be altered in any negative way. In Jesus name, Amen. Praise you Father for your mercy and goodness, that YOU lead them into battle and never leaving them bring them out whole in body, spirit, soul and minds. Seal this by your Holy Spirit, I stand here in the gap fully knowing the options of the enemy and beseeching YOU to avert his desire to kill, steal and destroy. Protect our Scott and his warrior friends. Bless them in great measure. I rest in you Lord and in YOU is my hope.

April said...

My husband and I have been separated for the past 3 months due to his drinking problem he developed out of guilt from his affair. While separated, he went back to his girlfriend. I found out about their 2 yr. affair back in June 2010. We were trying to work out our marriage issues post-affair, but his drinking overshadowed all. The GREAT news is the Lord has been working in my life while we have been separated and caused me to see issues I needed to deal with and take responsibility for my part in the downfall of our marriage. Since I have been "standing" for my marriage (and withdrew my divorce petition), and started praying and fasting, I have seen the Lord do a miraculous work in my husband's life as well. He wants to come home and we have been having great conversations about us and our future. However, he is still with the other girl. He says he is miserable, but I am sure there is a level of guilt he feels for what he has done to her as well (she is 19 yrs, younger than him, right out of college). I praise God for what He is doing, but also ask that you join me in praying that God will give him the courage to leave her and give his life completely to the Lord. Thank you!! :)

Terri Abbott said...

Father God, by her confession, she is a 'girl who is holding on to His promises'. You are a God that 'cannot lie' according to your word and your promises are YES! and AMEN! THANK YOU Lord for that weapon against despair, we are not a people tossed to and fro but are standing on the Rock of Ages, the Lord Jesus Christ and know our foundation to be strong. These winds and storms cannot move anything in this family that you do not allow. Have mercy as in the scripture above and do all things abundantly for their good till their cup runneth over. They will surely return to give you the glory, praise and testify that it was the LORD who brought them to victory. Let it be in Jesus name, agreeing with Aunt Teddi; grant a miracle for them according to YOUR definition, guideance adn specific details according to their request and open their eyes to see you that they may follow you looking to neither the right or left but straight at you, Jesus, as they walk on water. Above all, let your will done in their lives and a complete work performed and sealed by your Holy Spirit. Let this valley become a mountaintop experience in conclusion. Amen

Anonymous said...

Amen
j

Anonymous said...

Praying Jill! Sarah F.

Anonymous said...

Father, please be with this family during this time in their lives. Please speak to them, comfort them, and lead them. Please give them peace and wisdom straight from the throne of God. Thank you Lord. In Jesus name. Amen. Love, Sarah Frachiseur

Anonymous said...

Father, you know this need better than anyone. Please do your mighty work for her. I also pray for blessings to come her way. Thank you Lord! In Jesus name. Amen. Love, Sarah Frachiseur

Anonymous said...

Dear Heavenly Father, I ask that you hear the sweet prayers of Melyshea. I pray Father that you hand pick their home for them. And Lord God, I ask in Jesus name that you hear her cry for a baby. Please prepare her sweet body to carry a baby full term, and it be delivered safely by your strong and mighty hands. And please bless her for knowing that You have a plan. Hold on to that faith Melyshea! Love, Sarah Frachiseur

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your heart. What an inspiration you are for all of us struggling with our marriages. It is NOT easy and I applaud you for having the courage to post this and share your story with me and others. This "shine girls' is so powerful because you don't realize how much someone's story can help make changes. You have given me hope!

Thanks

Jenny S

Anonymous said...

Lifting you up Stacey! Love, Sarah Frachiseur

Anonymous said...

Praying for His direction for you in your decision and praying you DO feel better soon! :) Love, Sarah Frachiseur

Anonymous said...

April, I am praying for mighty breakthroughs for you and your marriage. May the Lord bless you for taking such a firm stand for your marriage, and counting on our God, the healer, to pull you through. I'm also praying that your husband will hear the Lord's voice. May His peace rest on you heavily. Love, Sarah Frachiseur

Spellgirl said...

April, God bless. It's amazing how the Lord can lead us through difficult things, isn't it? He led me through my parent's divorce when I didn't see Him. I went to a camp, and I learned about Him and gave my life to Him. April, I hope God will show you peace and rest. I will be praying.

Love, Jaime

Jason and Jessica Knorr said...

I am really glad that I have recently discovered this blog! What an amazing group! I feel blessed to be a new part of it. My family could use a few prayers. We are heading into a seasonal layoff from my husbands job and always get a little nervous when this happens. I just pray that God will provide the provisions that we need and guide us through the winter. I also pray for our troops and their families and the daily sacrifices they have to make so our families can remain safe. I am so grateful for that!

Spellgirl said...

Amen to that Jason and Jessica! Testify!
-Jaime

Anonymous said...

May you feel, mightily, the presence of God as you go through this time in your life! God makes us a lot of promises....unfortunately...avoidance of storms isn't one of those! Ask God to show you what He wants you to take from this experience......we are told in the Bible that every experience we have, if used for His Glory, will make us stronger and draw us nearer to Him to receive blessings

12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

It also builds Godly character within us:
1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:1-5

God wants our undivided attention and love.....he uses trials and tribulations to get our full focus!
12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 1 Peter 4:12-14

Praying for strength, perseverance, wisdom and hope as you journey ahead!

Anonymous said...

April, I will be lifting you up sweet sister in Christ. Marital struggles are such a heavy burden and spill into every area of our lives. Take heart that God wants nothing more than the sacred union He designed to work out for you and your beloved husband. I pray in Jesus name that you will be reconciled with your husband so very soon and that God will bless you both for being obedient to Him, for having forgiveness as He gives us so graciously, and for loving unconditionally. Love covers a multitude of sin....remain faithful and know that your marriage is now covered in prayer because of your humble transparency. Bless you and much love, Angela Crowe~

Anonymous said...

Praying in agreement with Sarah for you Melyshea. Lifting you up...Much love, Angela Crowe

MegCompton said...

Prayers for Mr. Larry Kirkus. He has been put back into hospice care. He has been fighting a brain tumor for quite sometime, and has surpassed the Drs expectations. Please keep him, his family and mine in your thoughts and prayers. He is an awesome man, who has done nothing but wonderful things to help my family out in the past when we were in need. Also, as always, keep the unspoken in your prayers as well, we are all dealing with some sort of struggle and will Gods strength and the power of prayer we will carry on. =) Thanks!

Aunt Teddi said...

Amen and Amen!!

Aunt Teddi said...

I agree in Jesus' Name! Amen.

Aunt Teddi said...

I pray, LORD, Your Kingdom come...You Will be done here in Jesus' Name. You alone can straighten out this mess...You alone make a way where there seems to be no way...in Jesus' Name..Amen and Amen..

Aunt Teddi said...

Meg, I lift up that struggle and pray God's Kingdom come..His will be done in and out and through your circumstances...in Jesus' Name! He makes a way when there is no way...He makes the crooked road straight! He perfects that which concerns you...in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

conny said...

Thank you for sharing your history ... As I am passing thru something similar ... It's make me see that even thought all this pain and suffering I found God and I am a diferent person ... And like you God can still make a miracle in my marriage ..... Thank you ...

Jill said...

some heavy, heavy prayer requests.

thank goodness, we serve a God that is capable of answering every single one.

Lord, lift up these requests, even the unspoken ones of those just reading this...we lay them at the feet of Jesus.

let YOUR will be done.

give us wisdom, discernment, and trust as we faithfully serve you. help our eyes and hearts to gain clarity....and perspective.

amen.

Aunt Teddi said...

Pray for me as I walk out this week. Interesting for me that I am spending time with friends, who are not just friends, but ones I've discipled. All are in my age range...we all have grown children. Two are divorced...one is separating. Pray that I walk circumspectly..that I speak or not...about whatever...I know that I am on mission daily...that my call in retirement is prayer. I know that my gathering with the 2 tonight...and the one I'll be at this weekend...I know that I'm on mission...sensing in my spirit...God is about to amaze me...if I just keep my eyes on Him...I thank you ladies in advance for you agreement in prayer with me that His Kingdom come...and His will be done...that everywhere I place my feet...just like Joshua...become Kingdom territory. In Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

Spellgirl said...

Meg, I pray to the Lord Jesus Christ that Mr. Larry Kirkus heals. I lift him up to the Lord on High. Let Jesus bring him peace, and I pray that he gets better, and that if he doesn't, that You bring his family and friends peace....In Jesus' precious Name, Amen. TESTIFY!


Love, Jaime

Anonymous said...

Praying for each and every one of you! Lifted you all up in prayer this morning. May you feel His love and direction in your life. As well as your loved ones and friends. These prayer requests made me realize yesterday that He truly is a God of miracles and wonder. Imagine how many requests He hears daily, and He takes care of each and every one. And He knows EXACTLY what we need and what we are going through! Thank you Lord for caring for us, being close to us, loving us, and hearing us. Love, Sarah Frachiseur

Tiffany A said...

I just request a prayer for strength and guidance in my life that only God can give. Thanks and God bless all of you Shine Girls!

Jill said...

lifting you up to the Kind of Kings, Tiffany. trust in Him and stay soaking wet in His word. He will guide you into Truth. always.

love you, friend...

jill

Terri Abbott said...

Father as you consider the specific requests of Tiffany A, I ask in Jesus name that in her weakness You show Yourself to be strong, that she be made perfect in YOU. Please be a lamp unto her feet, a light unto her path and deliver her into Your will for her life.
Lord for Teddi, I stand her in the gap and ask for double portions of wisdom and discernment for her that a check be put on her mouth and that only Your words be released thru her lips and that they bring life, even truth and that ears be receptive to hear and that in her heart Lord she will discern and know your voice at Your prompting. I feel excited for her in that she knows and expects mighty works from Your hand. Let it be in Jesus name. Thank you that ALL of these SHINE girls WANT and DESIRE to do the right things in their lives and someone told me once.... Mama, I think when that is the desire of your heart, you ARE doing the right thing. Love to you all, HIS yoke is easy and the burden is light. I love you Lord Jesus.

Rebekah Hudgins said...

Tiffany,

Your prayer request hits home for me. It is a struggle for me, daily. I pray we can lean into Jesus, looking for his direction. We are asking that He reveals himself to you and all of the Shine Girls in undeniable ways. The closer we are, the more he reveals to us. We just have to love him with all we are. Luke 10:27

You can triumph in Christ Jesus, He promises that!!
Love you, Tiffany~
Rebekah

Rebekah Hudgins said...

Thank you, Lord, that you can use even this. When we feel hopeless and in despair, thank you that you are working, working, working. Thank you, in advance for turning evil to good. Thank you for this sweet sister/Shine Girl's faith. Thank you for how you are reaching her husband and how you are reaching her through her faithfulness to fast, pray and listen. She is obedient to you, Lord, grant her the desires of her heart and show her your Glory! Amen. <3

Rebekah Hudgins said...

Lord, thank you that when we are weak, you are strong. Thank you that you allow us to trust in you as you direct our paths.
"That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Cor 12:10

Lord, please meet and provide every need of the Knorr family, show us your Glory, dear Lord, in Jesus' name.

Anonymous said...

My friend Stacy lost her job today. I am praying for her family of six. I pray that just as God as closed one door he will open another. I pray in Jesus Name, that he will provide a way for her and take care of all of her needs. I understand all to well what she is going through and want to lift her family up.

Thanks


Jenny Strantz

Anonymous said...

I need the prayers of you faithful Shine women. I am going through some very difficult financial times as well as some personal issues and it is putting so much stress on me and on my husband. He is very depressed and I am doing all I can to stay positive and assure him that NO MATTER WHAT, we are going to be ok...that "His grace is sufficient." I "know" this in my head but find myself, if I'm being honest, wondering if I can get through this valley. I have been struggling in my quiet time, feeling as if it is ineffective, probably because I am allowing this situation to consume me. It's ironic because I'm "saying" all the right things to my husband and to others I have shared with, but am I truly believing in my heart what my mouth is saying...


This stress of feeling like I am the glue that is holding everything together is almost unbearable. There are days that I just imagine disappearing for a while...just so I can rest mentally. I am a "fixer" by nature and a perfectionist on top of that and this situation is out of my control and I need the affirmation that He is in control and that my letting go of this irrepairable mess is not me giving up but it is trusting Him to "work things out for the good of those who are called according to His purpose".

We are being faced with some really big decisions as far as our finances go and I have been praying that our creditors would have mercy on us. Most of all, I don't want this to put a strain on my marriage and my children. I hate the fear that stirs in my stomach when I think of paying our bills. I want more than anything to be able to witness during this whole storm, that my faith never waivered and that I trusted Him with my whole heart and this trial is going to grow me spiritually just as it tells us in James.

Please lift up my husband...I am so concerned for him. I pray God would reveal Himself in a HUGE way and that my husband would seek Him everyday for wisdom...He is really struggling spiritually and seems so hopeless because of our money situation. I asked him to please get in the word daily and he replied that " the answers he needs are not in the bible"...broke my heart. Please pray I will be the wife he needs me to be and that I will not allow his current disposition to get to me.


I am so encouraged by the faith and the prayers that I see poured out on these blog pages and I am so very thankful for a place to confide an urgent prayer need and KNOW that I have your concerns and your prayers. It is a great comfort.

Thank you so much. I know first hand that there is power in prayer and even more so when done with other believers. I can't say thank you enough as I know that the prayers being lifted up on my behalf will quickly begin to ease this heavy, heavy burden I feel is darkening my life. Thank you SHINE girls.

Anonymous said...

hold onto His promises. don't waver in your faith. He is building something in you that cannot be built otherwise, unless you were brought through the storm.

He wants you to let go, dear sister in Christ...you must let go and let Him take the wheel.

we are not capable of performing miracles, but HE is. trust Him in your weakness and in your doubt.

be a comfort and an encourager to that sweet man of yours. love the dickens out of him. tell him how strong he is and how you trust him whatever he decides. (even if you don't.)

God will bless your obedience if you stay under the covering of your husband's authority.

not only tell your husband that you trust him, but show him with your actions.

actions speak LOUD and clear. words are just words, sweet friend.

keep seeking and trusting the Lord, dear friend. HOLD on to Him until the very end...don't give up like Saul did in our reading.

love,

a praying friend.

Anonymous said...

First of all I want to say thank you to Jill for starting SHINE girls and to my friend Kelly for inviting me to be a part. I really needed this! I have 3 prayer request that I would like to ask all of you SHINE girls to pray about. First, we found out yesterday that a very dear family friend has stomach cancer. Her name is Sheryl. Please keep her and her family in your prayers as she travels this journey. Secondly, we are praying for God to send provisions for us to be able to place our children in a private school. We desperately need to be able to do this and pray that God would make the way. Lastly, we are starting a new business and continually are praying for God to lead us and help us to make wise decisions in how to grow the business. Thanks for all of your prayers.

Heather

Anonymous said...

i'm praying in agreement with you as well. may god just intervene in a mighty way as he draws you close while you seek his face and his will. father god, you know the great needs here. please cover this family in only the way that you can. give this sweet wife an added measure of grace and strength and peace - oh, precious peace that surpasses all understanding. we call it to come in jesus name, faith believing. bless you friend.

Sweet Inlow's said...

Praying for you April that you stay strong in our ever faithful Father. He loves you and your husband so much!! God bless you.

Aunt Teddi said...

To "a praying friend" the counsel for anonymous to stay under the protection of her husband...not to just say but to show that she trusts him...was such excellent advice! You are truly maturing in the LORD...regardless your age...You need to know that Your courage to say this...is magnanimous!! God's women need to know that He has placed that umbrella over us for our protection. I agee with you 100%. Thank You God for Your WORD through the mouth of Your servant...Your daughter. In Jesus' Name...

Aunt Teddi said...

Heather, I am in agreement with you for your needs. The LORD would have you make sure that you are in line with His WORD...just like the message to Saul today...make sure that you are in compliance with all that He has told you in His WORD to do. It is His will to prosper His children..His body! However, sometimes we think we can't give because we don't have enough. Great counsel to me years ago was, "Don't eat your seed!" So, be sure that you are giving to the LORD, that He can give back to you abundantly. Be sure that your business is aligned with His Word and that you have no ungodly alliances. Make sure that you are under the covering of your husband...that he actually has the final say...though he listen to your ideas. Your children are a heritage of the LORD and the fruit of your womb is His reward. Make sure that your desire for the school is the LORD's idea..that He is the one who has chosen this school. I've had my children in private and public...and I've known when the LORD moved me in and out...even homeschool can be of Him or out of carnal desire. God has blessed me in either place...His hand is not short. Be sure that you are right with all your siblings and your parents...that there is no unforgiveness of people of any sort. I find when I am not seeing God's answers...I have to make sure that I am in my rightful place to receive...think of a plumline...you only need be out a tad at the top...and at the bottom you are far from your original place of blessing. Choices we make..just like Saul..affect every thing. I advise that You pray the WORD daily...I'll even send you the prayer blanket I pray...it has demolished strongholds over the 9 years I pray. Last, but not least, I pray for for healing for your friend Sheryl. LORD, we rebuke the stomach cancer and command it to die. We speak life to all the cells in her stomach, in Jesus' Name. Thank You, LORD, for healing her from the top of her head to the tips of her toes. May whatever treatment she takes...work! May any chemo kill only cancer cells ...not healthy cells. We thank You for healing her from the inside out. In Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

Anonymous said...

I can so relate to your prayer requests. There was a time recently when my grown son who has a family was unemployed for six months. During this time, I prayed every day for God to provide me a way to help my son financially and to stay strong in my faith and not feel resentful because I had been in this same situation with my son before. As I fervently prayed for my own feelings and trust in God, He provided everything we needed during this time. My son had a very strong faith and knew God would open a door for him. We talked about God every time we spoke and praised Him in our chats for the opportunity to grow closer to Him and to become more faithful and trusting. Honestly, just looking at my budget I would not have thought that I could have helped as much financially as I did. God worked it out. I am praying for you to be strong in your trust of God. He will take care of you and your family. As my son often said, it is in His hands and if I do my footwork and keep the faith He will do the rest. And God did! My son now has the best job he has ever had and my faith is stronger because I know God carried us through this time and I have the peace of knowing in future times of trials, He is there and I am not alone. Dear Lord I pray for this woman's husband to seek guidance and wisdom and peace in your Word and for her strength and faith in you be strong. In Jesus name I ask these things. I praise you God and thank you for never leaving my side.

Jill said...

please lift up Joy Almand and her 2 children, John and Jane. John has been a friend of Joseph's since Kindergarten.

their father, John Sr., died suddenly last week. he was a truck driver and they found him in his truck dead in california.:(

not sure of all of the details, but please lift this family up to the Father.

sweet Jesus, bring them comfort and peace like only YOU can.

Jill said...

sweet, Jenny. i sure love you. praying for your friend, stacy. God is using you and your testimony to share to the world. i am so amazed by you.

love you and admire you,

jill

Terri Abbott said...

I LOVE the 'plumline and being out a 'tad' at the top'! Precious visions that speak to us all! I cannot reitterate ENOUGH that when you pray, make certain you ask forgiveness for all your sins, including the secret ones that we may not even know of and THEN that you have forgiven one another even as the Father forgives us. This is monumental and if not dealt with will put a boulder in the path of communication from God and yourself. If YOU can't forgive, ask the Father to hear your will that you DESIRE to and to, again, show Himself strong in your weakness. Don't be surprised if such compassion wells up in you (might not be immediate) for the person you are bitter about! .....works in me, just saying and God is no respecter of persons. And as Teddi says, I love this one too, 'the arm of the Lord is not short'.
Girls, I just so consistently feel this to be a time of recovery for us all, that God is so pouring into us to ready for that which He has prepared for us. I want to be obedient in all ways, hungry for His Word, have ears to hear and ONLY do His will. I love you all.

Women Who Pray said...

We pray comfort for Joy and her children ...John and Jane...in Jesus' Name. Holy Spirit hover over them as only You can comfor. We pray the peace of God as only our Prince of Peace can provide...in Jesus' Name..Amen and Amen!!! Thank You in advance for that peace that passes all understanding...in Jesus' Name...Amen and Amen.

Kimberlee Blazina said...

I'm asking for prayer for one of my best friends who got laid off today after being with the company for almost 11 years. She's my same friend I asked for prayer for last week who's mother is literally dying of cancer and also has a very close friend that has an inoperable brain tumor. Life has just been really rough on her lately. I also have an unspoken prayer request for myself. Thank you ladies for this wonderful journey and I am lifting each and every one of you precious people up in prayer also. Thank you!

Love to all!

Anonymous said...

Sweet sweet sister! First of all DO NOT loose hope!! God hears your cries, he just may not be answering the way you think he should!

I read your post several times and each time a few things stood out to me. Not knowing you or your situation, but looking from the outside in this is what I see.

In your very first paragraph you stated; "I "know" this in my head but find myself, if I'm being honest, wondering if I can get through this valley." Read that out loud to yourself, you have doubt my love! I pray that small amount of doubt being caused by satan will be fully removed!!

I also hear "financial" problems and "money" over and over and they seem to be the root of all of the problems. We know that the things we have are only on loan to us from God. He can give and take away! If he chooses to take away maybe that is the WAY he is making himself known to your husband! Ask yourself, is the focus on the money taking away from the focus on God, have you been truly obedient in your financial situation? God has hundreds verses on money and how we are use it!

Satan loves to use money to distract us! We think it is such an important part of our lives! And yes, we need it to pay bills, and buy food, clothes, etc! But God tells us that if we honor him and are good stewards of what he gives us, if we use our money/things the way HE instructs, then our blessings will be two fold! Charging up credit cards and going into debt are not God's idea of a wise use of what we have been given! Those things simply burden us and weigh us down!

Try not to focus on the fact that loosing "material things" are the end when they may well be the beginning! In God's eyes we are not defined by what we have, our paycheck, where we work, who our relatives are, the car we drive, the house we live in......but we are defined by our relationship with God!

Sometimes God is subtle in what he speaks to us, other times, because we are not obedient or because we do not seek his guidance before we make a decision, he has to be loud to get our attention!

Maybe, being the man of the house, your husband needs to hear that your love for him is not defined by these material things! That, regardless of where you live, it is exactly where you want to be because it is with him! That if you only have him and your children and a warm place to lay your head, life is heaven on earth for you.

I often find myself praying for what I think the fix will be! When I should really be asking God to show me His ways and show me what I need to be learning from the experience.

All in all, stand by your man! Pray together! Talk out these issues and even include your children! Do not let satan turn your eyes from the only one who can deliver you!

Lastly, God doesn't want you to be in control! HE wants to be in control. He wants the glory, he wants the pat on the back! He wants to deliver your from this valley! But you have to turn the reigns over to Him!

God puts us through tests in life! He puts us through the "fire" until we shine and reflect his image back to him! Can God see himself when he looks down at you, your husband?

Praying for God to show you what HE wants you to take from this trial and praying for you to have the strength, patience, mercy, love, and faith needed to support your husband and maybe help him see the light of God through you!

Love you!

God is only as big as WE believe him to be!

Matthew 6:31-33
“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."

Anonymous said...

I ask the Lord to cover you and your family in the blood of Jesus. I ask that He will see you through this difficult time and bring light and hope to you and your husband. I pray that the plans that the enemy has will fail. Praying that your husband will find all the strength he needs from the Lord. That in his weakest moments, he will seek the Lord's face, even when he doesn't feel like it, and he will be set free. I pray that the Lord comforts you in only the way He can, and that he brings freedom to you in the areas that you feel bound and overwhelmed. He knows every hurt, pain, and hard task you are facing. Please know that when you give it all to Him, He can handle it! May blessings and peace come your way even right now! In His Love, Sarah Frachiseur

Anonymous said...

Praying for the Lord's provision in each and every request! May He heal, provide, and lead. Thank you Lord for hearing our requests to you. In Jesus Name. Amen. Sarah F.

Anonymous said...

Praying Jill! Sarah

Anonymous said...

Praying Kimberlee for each and every request! Love, Sarah F.

Jill said...

Lifting you all up to the Father this Thursday evening. April, you have especially been on my heart..and Conny too.

God hears your cries, girls. Stay obedient in all areas. He will carry you aned bring you to the fruit of this journey. Trust Him.

All of you are on my heart, each and every prayer request.

Keep trusting Him, His glory will SHINE on you!

Jill said...

i will copy an email sent from my friend Rebekah from her church. Michelle, the missing girl, goes to her church. please pray.

CALL TO PRAYER - Please join us in prayer for Michelle Trojanowski, a small group leader and long-time member at Trinity. Last Friday she began what was to be a 3-day hike with a friend on Mount Rainier in Washington state. They were due back Sunday evening but have not been heard from.


There have been serious, record breaking, blizzard conditions on the mountain since the weekend preventing any substantial search and rescue attempts over the last few days. Park Rangers believe that it is likely that she and 3 other climbers/campers are waiting the storm out at a base camp, but there has been no way to communicate to confirm.

The good news is that search and rescue teams were sent out this morning as the weather has finally broken enough for this to happen. Please be in prayer for Michelle and the 3 others that God would keep them and bring them to safety soon. Also, be in prayer for Michelle's family and friends, that God would grant them the grace to sit with the waiting and uncertainty.

Anonymous said...

Thank you "praying friend", anonymous people and Sarah...Thank you so very much for your prayers and your Godly wisdom. I have come a long way this week spiritually and I have no doubts that this break through has come from being covered in prayer and from seeking Him with all my heart. Each of your replies has touched me tremendously. I am thankful for your blunt honesty. I am thankful for your friendship through this group. I am encouraged and know that God is doing a work in me through these trials I am dealing with. So very, very touched by you all pouring your hearts out to my prayer request...Thank you

Rebekah Hudgins said...

Kimberlee, I love your name. Beautiful. My favorite doll growing up was actually my Kimberlee doll. :)

I am praying for you and for your friend's and their family. God doesn't promise to keep us from struggle, but He promises to carry us through. I pray we can trust Jesus every second and encourage our friends along this journey. May God grant you His light and peace. May he hear our prayers and send hope and healing as well as financial provision to these families and their wounded hearts and spirits. Bless them so incredibly, Lord, so that we might say, "Look what the Lord has done."

Rebekah Hudgins said...

Thank you, Jill. I can't imagine what she is going through. God bless her and save her from this horrible ordeal.

Rebekah Hudgins said...

Lord, thank you for these trials. You said, "In everything give thanks for this is the will of God, in Christ Jesus, concerning you." 1 Thessalonians 5:14 We are thankful for this fire and how you refine us through these types of struggles. Thank you that EVERYTHING that satan means for evil, you turn to good. Genesis 50:20 Lord, thank you for the good that WILL come. Thank you that you can turn death, addiction, bankruptcy, deceit and hurt into good. We are counting on sweet relief here, Lord. But, most of all, please show this family Your will and Your GLORY.

Please help our sister as she supports her husband and tries very hard to plug the holes in their boat. Thank you that you are in the boat, right there, Lord. Thank you that you have a lifeboat waiting along side if we will only trust you by taking steps of faith.

We know, as humans, that our faith, understanding and trust are corrupt, Lord. Forgive us. Purify our hearts, we want to see You here. Send Your sweet Holy Spirit to minister to this family, Lord, and bind up their hearts and spirits in solidarity with you.

Give each of us the kind of faith like Peter had to muster when he walked on water with you, Jesus, when he looked down at his circumstances, he began to sink, but with his eyes firmly on you, he was safe in the miracle.

Take this family and reveal Yourself to them, in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Anonymous said...

In agreement with you girls! Praying for her safe return as well as her friends, and praying the Lord has his eye on the sparrow. Please keep us posted! Love, Sarah

Anonymous said...

Amen Aunt Teddi! Sarah F.

Terri Abbott said...

For 'His eye is on the sparrow and I KNOW He watches me' surfaces in my mind. God knows and I pray divine guidance for the search team, clear directions and obstacles or hinderances to be removed -even right now - in Jesus name from the path of the searchers. God, give us a report to share, I ask and also that you do above all that we can ask or think -according to your riches in Christ Jesus. We rest in you, we expect by faith and we will testify of Your goodness and faithfullness. Amen.

Terri Abbott said...

'riches in glory by Christ Jesus' (correction)

Anonymous said...

Please continue to pray for my sister in law. Specifically for her salvation. Also, she suffers from depression and alcohol abuse. She is searching for peace that can only be found in Christ.

Lord, let her see You and hear your Voice. Your servant begs of you to show her the path. Lord, bring your Glory to her life. Let her heart melt and surrender to You.

Amen.

Anonymous said...

praying for you, sweet Kim. may God give you rest and peace as you weep for and with your friend. God is using you.

keep giving it all to Him.

Anonymous said...

Amen Mama! :) I'm in agreement with that! Love, Sadie

Anonymous said...

I am in agreement with you! What an awesome prayer. It sounds like you really love her and want to see God move in her life. I know it puts a smile on His face that you care this much for her salvation and peace. He will bless you for that! :)
Praying that the good and mighty Lord will show up and show out in her life. I ask in Jesus name that she surrenders to you Lord, and that your name becomes the name she calls on for help and peace. I ask that you lift any heavy spirits from the enemy off of her, and let her walk away from anything that is not of you. I pray she finds FREEDOM in you. Let her run toward the light, which is Christ Jesus, and never look back to anything else. Please bless this child of your's (anonymous), that is begging for this miracle to be done in her sister-in-law's life. Thank you for hearing these prayers. In Jesus name, Amen. In His Love, Sarah Frachiseur

Anonymous said...

To My Struggling Sister in Financial Stress:As I sit here reading this, I can remember how I felt back in 2007, when my husband and I were loosing everthing because the economy took a hard hit in real estate. I can relate on every level of what you are going through and feel like. I did have the weight of the world on my shoulders literally as I was supporting my family of 3 alone and my husband was so sick with grief among other feelings because of our situation. Before it was all over we lost our Home (we custom built) our cars, our savings. We had to move in with his mother for 2 1/2 years and BELIEVE ME that was not easy. I just lived each day as it came and I should have been happier through those days but God has brought me through the VALLEY and we just were able to purchase a home this past Summer (3 years after our foreclosure) I was too consumed with my circumstances back then to see what GOD was trying to tell me, that all things here on earth are not importatnt but the Kingdom of our Heavenly Father IS important. I wish I could have had more JOY in my life then as I try to have now. The days ahead may be tough, but I PROMISE God will be good on his promise to get you through this and propser you. Hang in there....I am praying for you and your family.

With Love

Jenny Strantz

Terri Abbott said...

Jesus saves! Thank you Lord for the love and desire by your servant who cries for help on behalf of her loved one. Hear the prayers of those that are moved to intercede on her behalf, Sarah and others, and grant that which is asked in Jesus name. I agree in that name above all names, Jesus, that salvation will come to this sister in law. I agree with the binding of the enemy in Jesus name and I cover this soul in the blood of the Lamb. I claim her AND her household for the Kingdom of God and agree that she will RUN to you, to the living water where her thirst will finally be quenched and once tasting of this living water, she will not EVER, in Jesus name, settle for anything less. I pray the Holy Spirit move in great waves in her life, that she get no rests from Him, that she be confronted with His presence day and night. Yes, shine your light on her Lord and cause her to run to it and save her soul. Amen

michelle chapman said...

Praying for each and every one of you today! God hears our cries!!! We can all find comfort in knowing he is in control and just give it all over to him! I'm still working on tough, loving discipline for my stubborn, defiant child! Thank each and every one of you that has been praying! I can feel the prayers and God's hand working on our family ;) It's been hard, but I know the Lord will see us through this storm as he always has--his grace and mercy is so humbling! Much love girls!

"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1

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