Anyone Can Pray
“Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still.” E.M. Bounds
“Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian on his knees.” William Cowper
“Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness.” Martin Luther.
“I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach.” Charles Spurgeon
New Prayer Request
Past Prayer Requests
Dusty- We are having some difficulty with finding a good dosage with my meds. My doc has upped one and lowered the other…lowered one and upped the other…increased both…decreased both… some of the dosages have kind of stabilized things…but not made things better…other dosages have seemed to me that the depression was getting worse…
Erunner- I saw the endocrinologist yesterday. It turns out they caught my Diabetes early so they gave me one medication and even offered to let me choose not to take it if I can lose weight. Knowing me as I do I’m taking the medication.
They gave me a very fancy diabetes monitoring kit for me to use at my leisure to check up on my blood sugar now and then. They checked it in the office and it was 138.
I am still recovering from my surgery to remove the kidney stone and need to take it easy until I have a follow up to have a tube removed.
I never in my wildest dreams thought I could have all this stuff done not so long ago. The anxiety would have kept me away. But God has been so gracious to me and has given me the strength through Him to experience these last several weeks.
My prayer is you can experience even more of His grace and mercy than I have. Allan
Erunner- Our brother-in-law has taken a turn for the worse. He is now home after four days in the hospital and is receiving hospice care. They don’t expect him to live more than a few weeks.
Please pray that the physical pain he has been having would ease up and that He would be flooded with peace as he slips in and out of consciousness. Please pray for his wife and four children. This has been a very difficult time for them. Thank you. Allan
Erunner- Today I have surgery for removal of a kidney stone at about 4:00PM. Prayer would be welcome. Thanks.
Erunner- Today my urologist called and it turns out I have a kidney stone that is creating a blockage. I will be having an out patient procedure to blast it to smithereens on Tuesday. Today I see a cardiologist who has to clear me to have the surgery. The old urologist totally missed it. I’m very thankful it was detected.
Okie Preacher- Please see my blog (okiepreacher.blogspot.com) for the latest update on Carolyn.
Shannon Kent- I need your prayers, so much!! My husband is suffering from extreme anxiety. He was just able to share with me on sunday that he’s been dealing with issues for 18 years, but has always kept it inside. He is fixating and worrying obsessively about trivial things. For the past two days, I haven’t been able to get him to function, he sleeps a lot, and doesn’t feel well. His sister and father have generalized anxiety disorder, and this appears to be what’s going on with him.
He’s agreed to see a doctor and counselor, and is paralyzed to do anything about it, so I am going to make the phone calls. My prayer request is, we are living in a new area, and I am grasping at straws at who to call. I have a suggestion from a friend for a general practitioner, but am concerned about the knowledge they may posses, dealing with anxiety medications. I would love prayer for strength, for my ability to help him through this, of course for his healing, and for our little boys who are watching him crumble. It’s very difficult, and rough.
Thanks for your prayers, any advice or ideas are also appreciated.
briwd200g- two things:
1. I have a job, and doesn’t look like we’ll get laid off anytime soon; so you can change that in the prayer list. But, it’s something that potentially could go down some day, and I need to prepare myself AHEAD of time.
2. I also need a second job (okay, that’s THREE things)
Dusty- Continued prayer as she battle depression
Erunner- Please keep Jessica in your prayers. She is struggling with depression.
Erunner- Our nephew’s wife has multiple sclerosis. She has been on the prayer list for some time. She is in her 20’s and has two young children (11and 8.) This past Friday she had an MRI and the results showed the disease is very aggressive. She has new lesions on her brain and spine.
Erunner- Please pray as we begin a search for a new church home.
kept-by-the-King- Thank you so much for praying, my brother sends me bizarre text messages about every other day…. he is so tormented….please pray for conversations I can have with him and that he would get the specific help he needs. Right now he is in a drug/alcohol rehab center …..
Rachel- please continue to pray. my family is really under attack right now, and i’m having a hard time coping with it. i feel it starting to drag me down, just the stress of it and the emotional upheaval of everything. i’m worn out!
may God bless all of you richly.
Sandy- Sandy left this post in response to an article Rachel had written. Pray that Sandy would see God work powerfully in her life. “I have spent many hours in the last weeks on the web and stumbled across this site yesterday. Trust me when I say it was a Godsend for a Christian who has suffered bouts of panic, PTSD and sometimes agoraphobia while trying to be a single parent for many years. Well meaning family members have consistently equated my problems with some sin or other they see in my life – to the point that I now just hide my problems from Christians to avoid the guilt trips. It only makes someone suffer more to keep hearing that it’s their own fault for not being somehow holy enough. Thanks for your message.”
Linnea- Would you all pray for my friend, Rebecca, who is ending her marriage. Her 16 year old son has been diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension and she has a genetic predisposition for schizophrenia. Please pray that she get the help she needs, that her son be made whole and that their marriage be healed.
Linnea- Could I ask a prayer of you all?
My sons, ages 16 and 18, are now both in residence at schools away from home. I am confident that they both have a better understanding of the gospel and of who they are in the Lord, but I worry that they will not make time for the Word and for fellowship with other Christians. Would you pray that God would move their hearts to make time with Him each day and to seek out the fellowship of other Christians? Thanks
Linnea- Could you pray for my doctor, his son Patrick and his wife? They are struggling with him and they need prayer for their marriage.
Philbert- “I am a 58 year old man and have suffered from depression and Borderline Personality Disorder all of my life. I cannot remember anytime that I did not have suicidal thoughts, it continues even today. I visualize how and where I would do “it” never frees me.”
Jan- Has been extremely depressed with thoughts of dying entering her mind. Pray that God would bring her to a place of peace and that these thoughts would become a thing of the past.
Jesus Freak 4 Real- Prayer for her mental health and for God to lead and guide as she and her husband seek to serve Him.
Anne – To overcome the “ feeling like it is my lack of faith or not being the “right” kind of Christian or believer that prevents my having “victory” or even immunity from depression. I also struggle with maintaining prayer when in the deepest parts of depression and grief.”
Nene - Prayer for her father to be saved and to come to a place of peace. Father and brother have been estranged 27 years.
Cash – That God would continue to heal and lead him as he battles PTSD.
Cash- Hello, friends. I am not doing well at all. Please pray for me and my family. Thanks.
Maryellen – Please pray for my daughter Jennifer and her daughter Avery, who was born with Down’s Syndrome. Strengthen the family as they enter into therapy for Avery that is very demanding. Pray also for their 2 and a half year old son during this time. Pray that the family will not be overwhelmed and that God will strengthen and guide them.
New Praise Report-
Erunner- I would like to share a praise report. As I have posted I’ve been going through prostate and kidney stone issues for some time.
Two weeks ago I had surgery to remove a stone that had created a dangerous blockage. Since then I have dealt with the after effects of that surgery.
Today I went in so they could finish the procedure. I was not looking forward to it one bit. Once I arrived, I had to sit for a time until my turn came up.
The doctor was very kind as he is aware I have anxiety issues. The procedure took longer than expected, but once more God brought me through!
All of my post op issues are now gone!
I pray God would do so much more for each of you who happens to read this. God bless!
Past Praise Reports
Erunner- Today I saw the cardiologist and everything is fine and he doesn’t need to see me again. God is good!
Okie Preacher- I start my new job on the 20th of Oct; we have started a Calvary Chapel home fellowship and God is blessing; Rachel has moved in with us and is doing great; we are so thankful for all He has done!
Rachel- PRAISE REPORT: i am finally feeling better. i thought it might just be a fluke but it seems to be lasting and to be more than just a swing into hypomania. praise the LORD! He is good beyond measure and expression. and i’m off all of my meds, which is really odd. my therapy helped more than all the meds put together and in a fraction of the time. thank you all so much for your prayers.
i am still coveting your prayers on the oklahoma situation. there’s more to say, but i can’t make it public now. i do still need prayers though that things will fall into place and that God would shut any and all doors that He doesn’t want me walking through.
Erunner- Our nephew returned home safely from his 2nd and last tour of Iraq yesterday!
Dusty- Thanks for keeping me on the list. Still not quite myself, but I think I am starting to see some improvement.
I think the medicine is starting to kick in . The counseling is helping a lot though it has been only a few weeks. I am surprised at all the things I did not know how to deal with…I just stuffed it deep down so I would not have to feel it or think about it…
Still not sleeping well but am managing with that for now.Still keeping to myself a lot but working on overcoming that as well.
Thanks for the prayers.
Nene- My dad brought up the name of Christ today, with a positve tone. It was as if was hearing things. He has been befriended by a trucker/preacher. This man has been telling my dad about “being saved.”
I really am in a more skeptical mindset as to who this man is. There are many “characters” out there in his area. I hope I am not sounding as I am not trusting. I am only being honest. I pray this is a normal preacher. May Gods word go forth, and into my dads soul.
Note….. As I compile this list I am eliminating those requests or praise reports that have been answered. I am also shortening the requests that are not new while trying to keep the essence of the request intact.
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