May 14, 2012

Prayers and Praises for the week of May 14-20th



                        Tybee Island Lighthouse, Coastal Georgia 


Hey y'all, it's prayer time again.  :)

A few short weeks ago, Jill talked to our sweet, SHINE, prayer sisters about being “lighthouses.”  She explained that this was her vision for SHINE girls.  "Waves could pound against us, ships could crash into us, storms could come and go; but our light would remain, shining brightly for all to see, with God’s word as our firm footing."  Of course, we know that God's word is THE only way that the lighthouse (WE) could withstand the elements!!!  (Don't you just love a good vision from God?!)

Ok, so imagine this... God's word, with us standing firm upon it-standing tall like that lighthouse, with God's love reflecting His LIGHT from us for others to see (the spotlight), with His love beaming down all over us!!

As I stood at the bottom of this beautiful lighthouse, just a few days later, I thought of all of us and Jill’s vision.  I snapped this shot and it says it all…. I love the LIGHT shining through the clouds.  God’s providential love and light reaching down to rest on the lighthouse, illuminating it magnificently!  I want to SHINE and I want God’s favor reflecting off of my life!!! 
For us, part of being "a lighthouse" is prayer!!!  (Thanks be to God! Because we LOVE to pray!)  Please post your prayer requests and/or praises below, we are honored to pray for you and with you-- to stand in the gap! We also love to celebrate your triumphs in Christ!!  We are praying things into being, girls, it's awesome to see!

"God desires that we call those things that be not, as though they were.” Romans 4:17   

Girls!  Let’s claim the Power of the Positive Confession of God's Word!

Shine on,
Rebekah

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just love this! That picture is awesome. :) I couldn't stop thinking about her vision when I left. And it's still been on my mind. And then you got to see one! He's awesome, just awesome! :) Love, Sarah

Samantha said...

Love!!

Angela215 said...

Please pray for the Trowell family. They lost their 25 year old daughter to a brain aneurysm over the weekend.

Anonymous said...

I have an unspoken request. I would greatly appreciate a prayer for it. Thank you!

Rebekah Hudgins Vepraskas said...

I think I have food poisoning. Thank you for remembering me in your prayers today.

Love,
Rebekah

Anonymous said...

Rebekah, noooo! :( I am so sorry to hear this, you poor thing! Praying that the good Lord would quickly eliminate this from your body. May He heal you from head to toe, and bring you a quick recovery. Praying that it isn't hard on you, and that you would be back to 100% asap. In Jesus Name, Amen. Thanking Him in advance for a settled tummy, much love, Sarah

Anonymous said...

You've got it. Praying now. Love, Sarah

Lisa said...

Praying now for you. He loves you so much, never forget that.

Lisa said...

Oh boo...praying for you now!! Dear Jesus help Rebekah to feel better SOON! Touch her body, give her relief from these symptoms. In Jesus' Name.

Anonymous said...

Please pray for my husband and his job. He is not sure what is next for Him and if the Lord wants him to stay where he is at or pursue other jobs. We are praying and seeking. At times I know my husband gets frustrated where he is but at the same time were so thankful for a job during these super tough times!!

Molli Brown said...

I am happy to see this already posted and prayers already being said! Please keep her Mama, family and friends in your prayers as they try to endure this pain. God's blessings of peace and strength prayed over them all!

Thank you!

Terri Abbott said...

Father God, as you hear the petition of the heart of Anon (above), please move on behalf of her husband and her to lead and guide them to the job YOU desire for him. Cause them to trust you completely to use them where you plant them. Sometimes we don't see or understand your ways but we TRUST you. We KNOW you HEAR the cries for direction so we cast our cares of YOU and wait for you Lord. We are thankful you are pulling together so many people and things FOR OUR GOOD. I pray this will be a time of growth for this couple to pray together, seek you together and learn to trust you. Per James 1: 2-4 (Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.) Work this confidence in them both and make them strong like your Word also tells us you will do. Allow his frustration to ease and in its place add your peace. Lead him with diciple like actions that He may be more like you Jesus. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you Anonymous! May the Lord bless you and hear your prayers with your husband. May He guide your footsteps and direct your paths. Asking Him for doors to open that should be opened, and for doors to close that should be closed. Praying that your husband will prosper in his job and that success will follow him where ever he goes. Asking the Lord to watch over you and keep you, and place a hedge of protection around you both and your family, binding the enemy off of your life. Claiming life in this situation, and binding death. Lord, please give her husband wisdom and discernment to make the right decisions. In Jesus Name, Amen! Love, Sarah

Anonymous said...

In agreement with you Mom! :) Love, Sarah

Anonymous said...

My marriage is in crisis. I recently got saved & my husband is not. We are living two separate lives. I mean, two, totally separate lives. The only thing holding us together is out little one. I pray for God's wisdom & patience. My husband leads a very unGodly life & I'm just so tired of it. Many thoughts of divorce. Our family needs prayer. And I need Godly direction. I praise Him for placing 1Godly friend in my life & a wonderful church. And for the Shine Girls. I don't feel so alone & desperate knowing the army of God (women rule!) is all around me. Please keep us in your prayers.

Danielle said...

Praying for your marriage right now. My husband will go to church with me but is not saved. I just started reading Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie O'Martian. Do you have it?

Terri Abbott said...

As Rebekah says above 'filling my feeder'; Anon, just fill your feeder; allow God to perform changes in you. "When the enemy comes in like a flood, the LORD will raise a standard", let that standard be in you. Your witness to Christ like dicipleship will be used by God to convict your husband. Your job is to LOVE him UNCONDITIONALLY, serve him, accept him jus like he is like Christ accepts us. God's wisdom and patience will come like you requests, remember you asked for patience, allow Him to work it in you. When you give out of your own love, ask God to give you His love for that man and fall in love all over again. Give him to God and let God and the Holy Spirit produce in him what God is after. Take the high road my sister and be all that God needs you to be. God, I ask in Jesus name, that you bless the heart of this sister and perform the changes in her AND the patience AND the love so that you can move around her to the man she loves. Lord bring salvation to him that every day he must be confronted with a choice; convict him as only you can and plow the soil of heart that it would be receptive to the seeds you need to sow. Send others to water and weed those seeds and yet others to bring in the harvest. I claim him right now for the kingdom of God that he will be a mighty warrior, that he would step up and be the spiritual head of his home as you have called him to be. I pray that YOU make him and his wife ONE as is your will cutting away and adding back in them both that they would one day rise up to testify of your goodness and salvation. I believe you Lord that this is your will and desire and I bless you even now in Jesus name. I bind the powers of hell over their home and ask that you flood it with your holy angels to minister and we INVITE the Holy Spirit in, on behalf of them, to begin your good work. Amen

Rebekah Hudgins Vepraskas said...

Thank you so much for the prayers earlier this week. I am so much better. Just now scraping the funk off and dusting myself off. :) Thankful for you!!

Rebekah Hudgins Vepraskas said...

Despair is a lie. Hope is in Christ. May His hope engulf you like a hurricane today. Hope for your marriage, hope for your man, Hope in your Savior and Hope for your future. Christ wants to step into your life and leverage it for His Glory. I pray He will, in Jesus name!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sweet Shine Sister keep your head up. I myself came back to Christ a couple of years ago. My husband would not go to church and even made fun of me for reading books and the Bible and listening to Christian music. I kept praying for him and our 5 (blended family) kids. I am happy to say the Lord worked. Not only does he go to church with me he got saved Easter weekend. 4 of the 5 kids attend church with me or on their own ( 3 are grown and out of the house) God is good sweet heart. Pray Pray Pray. Turn it over to God. Someone told me during this period in my life. To be the person God had called me to be I may be the only Jesus they ever see. It is true do what you can God will do the rest. With Love.

Women Who Pray said...

What wonderful advice these sisters have give you, anonymous. How precious is God's love to love you so much through them. Thank You, LORD, for the tender hearts and the strong Word proceeding out of their mouths. 1 Peter 3 says that even if our husbands do not know the Word...they may be won by our behavior with the sweet, gentle spirit that is precious to God. Years ago, when I made sure I was saved in my early twenties, and I began falling in love with my Jesus al