Jul 22, 2012

Prayer Requests and Praises for the Week of 7/22-7/28.....


I had a breakthrough yesterday. A “Saul” breakthrough. For those of you that have been with us since the beginning, you know that Jill encouraged us to pray for the “Sauls” of our lives way back in February. Those people who your heart had closed down to because it hurt too much. 

For me, that person in my life who I had almost completely given up hope on until we read 1 Samuel and I understood that David loved and respected everything God ordained. Even a King who was evil and unjust... Even my Saul who was so, so wrong.

My Saul looked surprisingly different to me yesterday, sounded different, responded so differently. IT WAS CRAZY! I WAS BLOWN AWAY.

Even for a prayer that is 10 years old, even for a prayer that I was pretty sure God wasn’t listening to anymore---those prayers matter, they matter to HIM. But, can we be faithful?

I had a moment of clarity during this Revelation with my Saul. A moment where I looked down at the ground and thought, this is my Saul and my Saul doesn’t sound like my Saul has always sounded before. Almost in disbelief, I am praying today for my Saul. With a new found zeal that only comes with a burst of a break though. :o)

Please post your prayer needs below. We are honored to pray for you and with you. Even for those old, crusty prayers that you and I had almost given up hope that He was listening. He IS! Also, you may always click on the prayer request button on the right of your screen to access this page throughout the week.

God bless you, girls! I love you!

Rebekah
 

36 comments:

  1. Amanda Williams7/22/2012

    I'm asking for prayers for a job opportunity. I have been blessed to be able to stay home with my babies for the past 8 years, but some things have changed with my husband's job and I need to go back to work. I interviewed for a teaching position last week and should hear back on Monday or Tuesday. I appreciate all of your prayers!

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    1. Praying for you Amanda. Dear Father open and/or close doors quick and clearly, leaving no room for question. Please have her hear back today (Monday) so she will not have to wait for an answer. Bless Amanda Father, and her family. In Jesus Name.

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    2. Anonymous7/23/2012

      In agreement with you Lisa and Aunt Teddi! May He have awesome plans layed out for you! Praying that only His perfect plan would come to pass for you. May this transition in your life be blessed by Him and be smooth, easy, and full of peace. Father, asking that You would cover and protect her through this time now and always and her family as well. Love , Sarah

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  2. Amanda I pray favor for you in this prayer request in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

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  3. Amanda I pray favor for you in this prayer request in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

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  4. Merle Roberson7/22/2012

    I have a unspoken request.

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    1. Merle, lifting you to the Father. He hears your heart and He hears your prayer. I am in agreement with your unspoken request.

      May YOUR will be done, Lord. Thank you for Merle, and bless her to the fullest!

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    2. Praying for you Merle. Father you know what's on her heart, will you show her the way? We trust you Lord and are incredibly thankful for your precious love for Merle. Please comfort her. Amen.

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    3. In agreement and thanking You, LORD, that You make a way where there seemingly is no way...in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

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    4. Anonymous7/23/2012

      In agreement with each Shine girl above. Praying that You would intercede Father on behalf of Merle's request. Let Your presence bring power to this request. In Jesus Name, Amen! Love, Sarah

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  5. Sweet Father, you know the path that you have marked out for Amanda. You know the plans You have for her. Plans to prosper her and to give her a good future.

    Lord, guide her in finding the right job for her. Father, we ask that you provide the job that You have picked out for her. Guide her and give her perfect clarity.

    Thank you for her devotion to her family. Bless her for her faithfulness, Father.

    In Jesus name I pray, amen.

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  6. Anonymous7/22/2012

    Beka, praise God for the breakthru in your life using what I call the "Saul's Principle" which was taught by Jill several months ago. I have had a number of breakthroughs ever since I received that message. Perhaps Jill could reprint that day's message and inspire and encourage others with it. When I recognize and acknowledge that someone is one of the "Sauls" in my life and I pray that way for them, God has blessed in marvelous ways. Praise God for his goodness and his grace. Gloria Hudgins

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  7. Hello beautiful ladies and some of the fiercest of God's army I've known! Please pray for my mom. She is stuggling with anxiety, doubt, and worry as we are waiting to find out more about her pancreatic tumor. Nighttime is particularly hard as Satan whispers fear into our ears and makes our imaginations run wild with what might be to come. Pray that she will learn to lean on God in new ways like never before. To know that she is stronger than fear because of our hope in Christ. You ladies are all so wonderful. Just pray how you feel led! Love you!Jeannie

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    1. Excited to pray with you, Jeannie! The LORD gave me Isaiah 43 today from one of our prayer warriors...and since it's the one that I sang to my Mama, and she later testified that it took her through her bout with breast cancer...I'll sing to you as you can read along in Isaiah 43...

      Fear Not for I have redeemed thee...I have called thee by thy name, thou are mine...

      When thou passest throught the waters...I will be with thee...

      And through the rivers...they shalt not overflow thee...

      When thou walkest through the fire...thou shalt not be burned...

      Neither shalt the fire kindle upon thee...for I AM the LORD thy GOD!!!

      Woo Hoo!!!

      Psalm 12, that we the righteous...are established and steadfast...

      We do not fear bad news!

      Isaiah 55 says that we are the carriers of good news...the gospel...

      The whole gospel...our salvation...includes our spirit, soul, and body...

      Psalm 103 says...He forgives all our iniquities...He heals all our diseases...

      and, Isaiah 53 says where He did it...on the cross...and that
      By His stripes, we are healed...

      He sent the WORD to heal us...

      John 1 says, In the beginning was the WORD...and the WORD became flesh and dwelt among us...

      We love Your WORD, LORD...We thank You for the peace that passes all understanding...Shalom...that comes for You, the Prince of Peace...

      We thank You for the breath of the Holy Spirit as He hovers over us...breathing life into us...in Jesus' Name...

      We thank You for the Blood of JESUS, LORD!!! Thank You for LIFE is in the Blood!!

      Thank You that Jeannie's Mama will not leave this earth one day before her divine appointment...and when that time arrives...she will be ready to meet You, LORD!!! Fitted for Heaven...

      In Jesus' Name, and for His Sake,

      Amen and Amen

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    2. Anonymous7/23/2012

      In agreement with you Aunt Teddi, wow what a prayer of peace! Praying that those Words and His Word will be soothing to her and bring her complete peace and comfort. Claiming healing over her body today and always. May His healing hand be upon her, and may His perfect peace wash over her now. Thank you Lord. In Jesus Name, Amen. Love, Sarah

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    3. Praying in agreement with Aunt Teddi and sweet Sarah for Jeannie's precious Mom. May she be carried through this valley, literally carried by the Prince of Peace. In Jesus name.

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    4. In agreement with Aunt Teddi, Sarah and Mary, Lord I pray that Jeannie's mom can find the peace that you have given. The perfect peace that passes all understanding. Touch her in a might way. In Your precious name, Amen

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  8. Psalm 112 is the psalm...sorry for the typo...and it's the flame that does not kindle upon us...we don't even smell like smoke...Praise the LORD!!!

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  9. Heather Corbin7/23/2012

    Hi ladies, I have to admit I've never done this before, and for anyone that knows me this is pretty out of the ordinary. However, as many people discover, when they have a major event in their life prayer sometimes becomes an important part of dealing...with that said, I am asking for prayer for healing and recovery. As some of you know I had several surgeries on my leg recently. It's not healing quite as well as expected and it my be a very long time before I am able to walk "normally". Since they had to remove my calf muscle my "normal" will be drastically different from before.However, the drs think that being young (I'm 38) will help with the recovery. Since I own my own store, I worry how this is going to effect my ability to work. The store will go on regardless, I may just move a little slower (: I also began running a high fever yesterday and the Drs are watching for infection. If the fever continues I may be admitted back into the hospital for IV antibiotics. My kids and my husband are exhausted emotionally, but are helping and still taking care of me the best they can. I worry as much or more about them. We are supposed to leave on an Alaskan cruise on Friday (it was planned a year ago before the accident) and I worry that I may not be better from the fever by then. Please pray for complete healing for all of us, physically and emotionally, and most importantly that we have a safe and medically uneventful cruise. Thank you

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  10. Anonymous7/23/2012

    Heather, I would be honored to pray on your behalf. Lord, You know each and every detail concerning Heather's leg. I pray that You open the floodgates of healing on her, that You are holding her leg in the palm of a your hand and breakthrough is just around the corner. I ask that You speak to the fever and make it leave, and that You speak to any remaining infection and have it leave also. Coat her and her family at this time in Your peace and Your strength. Protect their minds and hearts Lord. Please speak to any doubt, confusion, or anxiety and have it leave. We know You will have the future of her store inYour hands, and pray that You make a way in this area. Please lift this heavy burden from this family and let them each walk away in victory in You! Thank you for loving us Father and hearing our cries to You. We believe in You, we love You, and we adore You. In Jesus Name, Amen. Much Love, Sarah

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    1. In agreement with Sarah for your healing, Heather.

      Lord, heal Heather's leg and give her good health. I ask that you deliver her from this fever and from this infection. In the name of Jesus we ask that you heal Heather completely.

      Father, you hear your servant, Heather's heart, and her desire for You. Lord, show her Your Glory. Show her how much You love her. Let her feel Your perfect peace. Let her feel Your arms holding her and healing her.

      In Jesus name I pray, amen.

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    2. Heather is indeed being admitted into the hospital again for IV antibiotics. My daughters and I are on our knees over here but please be praying for her as well. If meds don't bring down infection she will likely have another surgery tomorrow which she does not want, of course.
      Please lift her up.

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  11. Anonymous7/23/2012

    Dearest shine ladies please pray for my daughter, she loves the Lord, however, she struggles with giving her heartaches to Him. She is an amazing lady in a ton of ways, great wife, Mom, daughter, friend and the list goes on. She is hurting right now for unspoken reasons, as I know the Lord knows her heart, and with your devoted love for Him and my daughter, mountains will be moved. Lord, I pray for these unique, kind, and lovely ladies that have a heart for You. Please give them the discernment to know the urgency of this request. Lord, I praise You for Your comfort and love given them each moment of their lives, and as they pray as intercessors for the needs posted on Jill's site, bless them from now until eternity. May Lord if it be Your will, set forth a revival of discovery for the many prayer request, let a fire burn in each of our hearts to know Your truth, what you want, not what we want for ourselves, but what we desire is to help the many broken people that cry out to us. It is with gratefulness of my mind, heart, actions, and great love for you Lord that I ask these things, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen

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    1. Anonymous7/24/2012

      The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;
      he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. (Psalm 34:18 NLT)

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    2. Praying for your precious daughter. Perhaps nothing is more delightful to the Lord than a mother's prayer on behalf of her children.

      Lord, give this daughter perfect Peace. Give her clarity and direction in her days. Father, let this daughter trust You completely to take care of her. You have her in Your hands. Let her feel Your strength and power at this very moment. Hold her tight,Father.

      Hear our prayers for this daughter. Revive her. Give her Your Power today, and every day. Energize her with Your Holy Spirit.

      Father, also bless this Mother. Give her Peace as she trusts You to help her sweet daughter. Grant her wisdom and discernment in all areas of her life. Thank you for the gift this Momma's heart and LOVE for her daughter.

      In Jesus name we pray, amen.

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    3. Agreeing with this Mama's heart for her daughter...we pray Your Kingdom come...Your Will be done in this daughter's life..and in all that are involved here, LORD. I agree with her that that we need the Truth of Your WORD in our hearts...that causes us to be healers of the breach...binding up the broken...We thank You that our Hope in You, LORD, is for real...for Faith is the substance of things Hoped for...the evidence of things not seen. We speak the Truth of who You are for You LORD are who You say You are in the Word. We believe You will do what You say You will do in the Word!!! We thank You Holy Spirit for hovering over this situation and birthing new life...in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen. We give You all the Glory LORD!!

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  12. Anonymous7/24/2012

    There is division in my family, and it is heartbreaking.

    Please pray.

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    1. The Lord is not the author of confusion, but of peace. 1 corinthians 14:33 I pray that this division will be mended by our Heavenly Father. Lord, hear our pray. Let Your perfect will be done in this family. Division is not of You, Father.

      I ask that you bring Peace and Healing into this family. Draw them in unity, as one, serving You.

      Let humility wash over any pride, and love cover any hatred. Thank you, Jesus. We know You hear our prayers.

      In Your Precious Name, amen.

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    2. Thank You, LORD, for healing the breach...for the balm of Gilead poured out on this body...this family...in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

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  13. Anonymous7/24/2012

    Lord I lift up anon and family to You, grant them forgiveness and peace. Bless Anon as she has faith to request prayers, let her see her family the way You do, reveal to her and her family that this is the work of Satan, and that love covers a multiple of sins. Thank you sweet Jesus for working in this family this very moment and may they acknowledge hope is possible only through You. Asking in the name of Jesus, Amen.

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  14. Anonymous7/26/2012

    I know it has been a while, I need several prayers this week! I too am looking for work, locally this time to help the burden of a 1 person income in this uncertain economy. I have enjoyed spending time with my son over the summer but don't want to wait until there is a problem financially! I am both excited and torn with this. I don't like the unknown and am very nervous about finding the right job. My son really needs me to be home in the evenings to help with homework and this is his 1st year of football, can't miss this! I pray that God will once more open the door for me in the medical field to allow my talent and care for people to "shine" through!

    On a more somber note, my husband Jason his uncle passed away overnight unexpectedly! He was not in great health but this came out of no where! Please be in prayer for the entire Strantz and Davis family! His mother and only sister Cathy are very distraught! Uncle Tommy has 5 children and several grandchildren that will miss him!


    Thanks so much for your prayers Jenny Strantz

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  15. LORD, we lift up Jenny's requests to You. Father we know that if we pray according to Your will, You hear us and give us our petitions. LORD, mothers and the time they spend with their children is so very important to you, and since our children are Your heritage, well, You just love the children. You said Suffer the Children to come to me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven. Father, we ask for a joy for Jenny that will be close by her home, that will use her gifted area, and will allow her to be home with her son both to do homework with him and football. I ask that there be time for Bible Study...praising in the car back and forth or while she prepares meals...I pray her so full of joy serving You and modeling her joy and thankfulness before her son...that he can't be with her enough. Where You, LORD, are lifted up...You draw all men (women and children included). Thanks, LORD, in advance, for making a way where there is no way. Thanks for calming Jenny's heart...that she heed Your Word that speaks so clearly here...Don't worry about what you will eat or drink or clothing you will put on...but seek ye first the Kingdom of God...and all these things will be added to you. You remind us LORD that You know we have need of all these things...but when we just worship You, we please You so much for we are created for Your pleasure...to worship and adore You. When we draw near to You, LORD, You draw near to us! Thanks, LORD, for loving us so much...me and Jenny...and all the girls praying and agreeing with us. As we abide in You...delighting in You...You give us the desires of our heart! So simply said by You, over and over and over in Your Word, LORD! When we abide in You, and Your Word abides in us, we ask whatever we will and it will done for us...why? Because abiding in Your Word...lining up with with the Truth of the Word...positions us for answered prayer...and usually it's more than we can ever ask or think...You say, Ask and keep on asking...Seek and keep on seeking...Knock and keep on knocking...We ask knowing it shall be given to us. We seek knowing that we find. We knock and it shall be opened to us!!! Thank in advance! We are not afraid of bad news...we go forth expecting good news...You are good LORD...all the time!!! In Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen

    Now, LORD, we ask You to hover over the Strantz and Davis family(ies). We thank Your for the Peace that passes all understanding that only You, the Prince of Peace can give. Comfort Holy Spirit as only You can! In Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

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    1. Praying in agreement with Teddi. God bless the entire Strantz family as only you can. We faithfully place them in Your capable hands to mold, guide and love them. Give Jenny peace about working outside the home and place her where she can SHINE and where her gifts and talents will be utilized. Bless her son as he goes out into the world, tuck the love and care of his parents deep in his heart and keep him from harm and danger but most of all from evil Lord. I bless your name and thank you for Jenny with her heart turned toward you. In Jesus name, Amen!

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  16. Praise Report!!
    I want to thank you Shine Girls for all of your prayers! The Lord has created a way for us to keep our home! I feel as if a lot of these trials have made me humble. Prior to this experience I had a lot (way tooo much)pride. I have been lovingly brought low and praise God for His ultimate will over our lives. I will continue to praise Him in the storm and in the sunlight. Love you Jill and Shine Girls!

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    1. God inhabits the praises of His people. He is in the midst of your circumstances. I praise Him with you. He is faithful.

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