Jul 8, 2012

Prayer Requests and Praises for the Week of 7/8-7/15....




Please post your prayers and praises here for the week of 7/8-7/15.

We love to lift you to the Throne of the Father. Our SHINE prayer team is dedicated to interceding on your behalf.

May the Lord bless you this week, and may His face shine upon you!


 "I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 
always in every prayer of mine..."
 Philippians 1:3-4



22 comments:

  1. Shine girls,
    I wake up with a heavy heart this morning. Our church is in desperate need of your prayers. I don't want to relive details but last night at service, chaos ensued. I know this sounds strange, but the easiest way to describe what I witnessed was Satan placing a perfect firey dart. My heart is broken. Please pray for unity at my spiritual home! Love you girls!

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  2. Father, I ask in Jesus' Name that Your Kingdom Come...Your Will Be Done...in Tiffany's Church and among her Church Family. Your children, LORD, can be just as childlike...just as badly behaved in Your sight as our children are in our sight! We say, LORD, forgive us ...we are unclean...in and among the unclean in our homes, our families, our communities, our nations, and most sad of all, Father, in Your Bride...the Church!!! Raise up intercessors in this Church...in all our Churches...to guard!!! We call for the crying and mourning women ... the ones that hear Your voice...and know You intimately to stand and declare...matters not their age, LORD...sometimes the elders in Your Kingdom are very young!!! Like Jeremiah...when he said...but I am young...You said don't tell me you are young...open your mouth and I will fill it!!! Gloooorrrryyy!!!! Father, there's a shaking going on...in the halls of our Congress and in our White House...and in our states...and in our cities...and counties...and most shocking to us is there's a shaking going on in our churches...Your Body, LORD!!! You are saying, "Who is on the LORD's side...and we are having to make a choice...just like in the civil war, LORD...it will even divide brothers...but unless we stand and declare You are LORD, and as for me and my house we will serve the LORD...that though He slay me...I will love Him!!! When the LORD said count the cost!!! When He said, LOVE me...leaving family to follow...we in the U.S. just didn't know it meant us, too! The Jews and Muslim who become followers of Christ may face separation from family and even death in order to follow Christ! Tiffany, and I, LORD, want families to be peaceful...but Your peace is not ours...and sometimes standing looks like striving...may Tiffany be still and seek You...even in fasting and prayer...so she can clearly see and hear...who is on the LORD's side in her church. It would be easy just to run...but LORD, if this family is worth it...Your family LORD...then someone has to stand...You are looking for one to intercede...I pray Tiffany stand...and we stand with her, Shinegirls...in Jesus' Name...Amen and Amen.

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    1. Anonymous7/11/2012

      Agreeing with you Aunt Teddi! Love, Sarah

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  3. Whew, what a prayer! I love you, God Bless!

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  4. Anonymous7/09/2012

    Please pray for a little boy named Donnie. I met him at church and he has told me that things are bad at home, and that his dad is mean to him. I spoke to his grandmother about it, and she said his parents may be getting a divorce. :( He has not left my thoughts or my heart. I am just heart broken for this boy! Please lift him up and pray for his home life. He is staying with this grandmother until late July, then he will go back home. Thank you for your prayers!

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    1. Lord please be with this sweet boy in the midst of this storm. Protect Donnie as he goes home and touch the hearts of his parents. Open theIr eyes to the pureness of his innocence and reveal Your love to them in a mighty way. I pray for a hedge of protection around Donnie as he is witnessing the sadness of a broken home. Give the grandmother strength and wisdom to handle the issue with sensitivity. I pray that you would shine your light on them all. Amen.

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    2. Anonymous7/11/2012

      Agreeing with you Tiffany and Aunt Teddi for this precious boy. May that hedge of protection remain around him, and may he be set free out of any areas of his life that may have him bound. Praying for God's best to fall upon him and rest on him in Jesus Name. Love, Sarah

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  5. LORD, I agree with Tiffany in Jesus' Name. Thank You, LORD, for Anonymous honoring us with the opportunity to pray. Thank You, LORD, for manifesting Yourself to this father and mother, and that they come to the saving knowledge of Your perfect will for them, in Jesus' Name. Donnie needs a Mama and Daddy who line themselves up as Ephesians teaches us and we ask for that, LORD! Bring them to their knees before You, LORD, confessing You King of Kings and LORD of LORDS! We thank You in advance for repairing all the breaches...for making a Way where there seemingly is no way...in Jesus' Name and for His Sake, Amen and Amen.

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  6. Anonymous7/11/2012

    Hello shine girls, please pray for me to enjoy each day as they come. I sometimes feel like I dread the future because I do not want my kids to grow up and for everything to change. As we read ECClesiastes this week, I know that everything changes. That is the way God planned it,but sometimes change can be hard to accept. I want to not dread the future and just enjoy the days as they come. Thank you for your prayers,and may God bless you for your faithfulness.

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    1. Anonymous7/11/2012

      Hey sweet Shine girl! I am married to a good ole country boy who has me hooked on a show called Duck Dynasty. Willie, the CEO on the show, stated a quote that helps me through exactly what you are going through. “We like to hold on to old things to hold on to old memories, when really they keep us from making new ones.” (Willie Robertson) I hope it helps you. I remember it every time I get sad about my babies growing up, and I am instantly comforted in knowing that there are a million more memories to make and fun to be had! :) Change is tough for me as well. I am struggling with kindergarten rapidly approaching and do not want summer to end. I am relying on Him to get me through this just like you! I pray that the Lord makes a path for you in this area, and leads you into a green pasture of peace where change is concerned. May you feel Him leading you and guiding you into this peace. Lord, please wrap Your big and loving arms around this Momma and comfort her in only the way that You can. I pray that the time she has with her babies is always blessed and that the love shared grows richer and deeper with each new day. In Jesus Name, Amen! With love and total understanding! Sarah

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  7. Anonymous one of the greatest scriptures is in Jeremiah where God says, My plans for you are for good and not evil...to give you a future and a hope. From birth...we are trying to get older as fast as we can get there...and when we get there we sometimes put the brakes old...maybe not trying to stop things...but to slow them down. If we look at other parts of creation...and make analogies...it makes it easier sometimes for me to accept things. Like, I love kittens...but though I think they are cute to look at and even to play with...I love having the older one who trusts me and we know what to expect of each other. Or, the puppy who wants to play all the time...and the big dog isn't so cute getting in my lap if he's big...or slobbering on us...or jumping...but that old, faithful one is soooo missed when he goes on out of our lives. I had to learn from ones older than me...to enjoy them while they are little...young...depending on me and me in control...because it doesn't last long...and, yet, since the only choice is for them not to grow older because they leave here before me...I had to realize it's all important. I remember a young girl I taught years ago saying to me, "Ms. Holt, I wish I could skip the teen-age years. I don't want to get in trouble like my ....(sister or brother...I don't remember now). I remember saying, and quite frankly until I was thinking it through for her...I didn't realize this..I mean Holy Spirit was teaching me as I told her. I said, "O but if you skipped the teen-age years, you'd just think like a teen-ager." WOW!! Imagine...in fact we don't have to imagine...look at people that someone made all their decisions during their teen-age years, and when they arrived at adulthood...21?...they were not able to make decisions. I remember me telling my mother, "Tell me what to do. I don't want to make a mistake." She said, "You have to decide. I can give you some choices...or tell you what I did...but you must decide...I won't always be here. I don't know if I've helped, but I know that this has helped me. Sometimes when I pray for you shinegirls, I'm the one whose socks are blessed off! I have grown sons...and 5 grand daughters. I have no daughters. None of the adults listen much. Sometimes, I see a glimmer...something they do or say that sounds like me or their Dad! And, like Mary, I hide these things in my heart. I have lots of time with these grand girls...blessing me more than I ever could have imagined! And, I realized how much...how very much...this daughter who was the feistiest one Mama had...who talked back...and was slapped many a time...who wanted my way and not hers...and I see her in my mirror today...I sound like her...I look like her...and I miss her. I rise up and bless her every day!!! Yours will bless you. One bit of advice for this moment...lighten up...I say those words with love and tears flowing. In my 30's, I was soooo serious!!! I didn't laugh as much because I felt the world was on my shoulders...40'S I had parents beginning to age...and came to live with me as I turned into my 50's...I had a full house...empty nest...full house...and working...cares upon cares I would have to throw on Jesus...often being covered up! Now, I'm an elder...not the matriarch of my family...but of the older ones...and, I am trying to enjoy each moment...as Jill bears herself...let me also...I'm not through yet. I've retired from teaching school...but I'm called to teach and preach...to pray...it's a lifestyle...I'm picking up steam...I'm being refreshed, replinished, and just plain letting Holy Spirit change me daily. I'm praying that You begin praising and dancing and allowing Holy Spirit to fill you with such joy and overflowing...I pray you belly laughter with your kids and hubby if there is one...with your family members... In Jesus' Name...Amen and Amen.

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    1. Anonymous7/11/2012

      Rebekah, may He be with you, in you, around you, and leading, guiding, and making a way for you in whatever it is you need Him for. Praying His peace is falling heavily upon you and resting on you. Father, please hold her closely at this time and always. In Jesus name, amen. Much love, Sarah

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  9. Thank you, Sarah. I already feel lighter and better equipped for today. I know it is because of my SHINE family's prayers.

    Love you,
    Bek

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    1. Anonymous7/13/2012

      I hope and pray that all is well for you Rebekah! Love, Sarah

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  10. Just saw this, sweetie...Lord I pray whatever is going on...there be peace in the middle of it. I loved hearing just Sunday...Joel Osteen...that sometimes the LORD speaks peace to the storms around us and sometimes He speaks to the storm going on in us!! I love that! Peace be still, storm, in Jesus' Name!! And as the waves still...we hear clearly our Shepherd's voice say..."Come...unto me...you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you ...for it is easy...and my burden is light." When the yoke is hard...it's not Him. When the burden is heavy...it's not Him. I'm reminded how often I have to remember as an intercessor...all the thoughts I'm bombarded with...all the needs...the anxiety everywhere...and even the pain...it is not all mine! Like when I feel depressed...I say, LORD, my husband loves me, my children love me...my grands and sisters and family and friends...why do I want to go eat worms...and again I say O that's right...these cares are not mine and as I've listened to and counseled and helped others...I've yet again found myself carrying what I must cast on You. LORD, You are the only one that can carry this weight. Jesus, Himself, took it all to YOU, LORD!!! How do we think we can do anything without YOU, when JESUS could not and did not!!! He constantly looked to see what the Father was doing and spoke what He was saying, and told those following Him...when you have seen me, you have seen the Father. We lay down all this burden in Jesus' Name...mine and Beka's and Jill's and all of these girls...we bear each others' burdens not on us but on and in Him...the one and only who died for us!!! We are getting it LORD...62 years it has taken here...but I and these precious younger ones than me...we have seen that glimmer and we are coming...Thanks in advance LORD, as we all stand and roll it over on YOU...KING of KINGS and LORD of LORDS!!! Woo Hoo!!!!! Glooorrrryyyyy!!!!! And He says we haven't seen anything yet!!! The best is yet to come!!! I can't wait to see how God is going to make all that He's promised me come to pass!!!! I can't wait!!!!! In Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen!!!

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  11. Anonymous7/13/2012

    Hello fellow SHINE girls,
    I have a prayer request for a precious 23 month old little boy. Owen's parents, Brian & Rebecca, found out last Tuesday (7/3) he had a malignant tumor in his kidney. Thursday (7/5), doctors at Scottish Rite removed the tumor and kidney. Owen was released Monday morning and is now recovering at home. His next appointment is Wednesday, and he will begin chemo I the weeks to come. Also, Rebecca is 8 months pregnant. Please lift this family up in prayer. Thank you!!!
    Elan Crowe

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    1. Anonymous7/13/2012

      Oh how my heart goes out to this family! May that sweet Owen be healed from head to toe. May he receive the best care possible from his doctors and nurses. May his precious little body receive the treatment well and be strong and victorious. Praying that he would be pain free and he would sail through this time of healing and treatment. May the Lord's hand continue to rest upon him and bring him comfort, may he feel the Lord's mighty love and be secure and full of peace. Father, please bless this momma and daddy and help them through this time. Asking that You place Your loving arms around them and reassure them with Your love and power. Please watch over this momma and her pregnancy. Surround her with Your peace Lord and protect that little life inside of her. May that baby be growing healthy and strong. Asking for a hedge of protection to be around this family. Thank you Lord that we can call on You day or night, and You answer us. We love You, we praise You, and we give You all the glory. In Jesus Name, Amen. With love, hope, and expectancy of good things to come! Sarah

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  12. Thank you, Sarah!

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  13. Agreeing with Sarah for his continued healing. We curse the cancer to the root...the cause of the malignant tumor...and we command it to die. We speak to the spirit of cancer and command it to uproot and cast itself into the sea...in Jesus' Name, and for His sake. We command it to bear no more fruit...and any seed dropped...we also curse to the root and command to die! We say No more cancer!!! In Jesus' Name, and for His sake, Amen and Amen. Thank You in advance, LORD, that we the righteous are not afraid of bad news...Psalm 112...we expect good news!!! Amen and Amen!! So Be It!!!!!

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  14. Anonymous7/15/2012

    Please pray for Jordan as he will be making a huge life change of going into the Navy. We have been so blessed by him in a thousand or more ways. Pray for Angela, Lee, Amberlee, Royce, and Anna-Joy as they will say goodbye to him early in the morning (Monday) He will be going to boot camp near Chicago, Illinois. As his Maw Maw my heart aches, and my tears are many, knowing we are covering him with prayers that will give him the provisions that only God can give. We pray this is the plan for Jordan's life, and we lift him up to be all God has intended. Praying for Godly men to be by his side, and that he receives God's favor, joy, patience, and the endurance to sustain him daily. Thank you. JOrdan's Maw Maw Ladona

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  15. please pray for my sister Jessica my niece Nichole she is being battle anorexia ..for God to touch Nichole heart and make her feel beautiful the way that she is wich she always being thin she is a ballerina and for my sister jessica and brother in law Greg for God to guide them in this painful trail ...thanks
    also for me and my Chloe ...much love to all Shine girls
    Conny

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