In the beginning God......
Psalm 8:1 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
Psalm 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
Psalm 8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
Psalm 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Psalm 8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor.
Psalm 8:6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
Psalm 8:7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
Psalm 8:8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
Psalm 8:9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
New Prayer Requests
could you pray for me about returning to the Lord? I started to lose my faith a while back even though I still believe that God exists, I feel like that is slipping away from me as well. My daughter came up to me the other day and asked me what I believed about the bible and I didn’t have anything to say. I want to be able to teach her but I don’t even know how to get things right with God let alone that. Am I supposed to forgive others before God will accept me?
Erunner– This church is nearby and one my brother attended for years. The Pastor used to be the Associate Pastor at Hosanna Chapel in Bellflower where we attended for 19 years. This church will continue to reach out to the community. Please pray for their safety and that they won’t be hit again.
Past Prayer Requests
Cash– Hello, friends. May I ask you to pray for me and my family. I just lost my job on Tuesday. It was a good job with really good benefits, so we’re job searching now.
Erunner– Please keep Rachel in prayer as she has a tentative doctor’s appointment today seeking to find the right medications to help her as she seeks to find relief from the depression that is part of her Bi-Polar Disorder. Update. Rachel was able to keep her appointment.
Nene– …. I feel “frozen” in one place, Some sort of “fear” is keeping me from moving on. This is about my job. I still have the same one, yet I have known for a long time I need a change. A BIG change! lol
God has been moving the “chess pieces” in order for me to make my “move”, and I don’t. I need to move forward (in His strength)….just like E did in the drs!! I could really use some prayer….thanks guys..really.
needs_hope- Hi Allan,
I came across your website just now, and I think it might be what I need. I’ve been a Christian for about 5 years now, but in the last 6 months I’ve been dealing with an onslaught of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts – mostly related to post truamatic stress. In that, I have lost sight of God, and feel like I can no longer trust Him. I’m not sure if I’m mad at Him, scared of Him, or some combination of the two. I am on the verge of walking away from Him altogether. Yet deep down inside, I know I need to turn back.
I would like to talk to you, or anyone else out there reading this, via email if at all possible. I need help. It’s really unlike me to reach out via the internet, but I’m nearing the end of my rope and not sure what else to do. Please shoot me an email if you can.
many people do not relise just how horriable exist, we have to,crawl thru at all times of our life..i have a dr.and medicene,i thought i was gettig better,but my husband,says i have not,,when i cant do what he told me to do ..he lets me know how useless i still am….yes i think of killing myself every dsy…so glad you got good help..god bless you..arla
anne– Thank you Allan and Larry.
I am clinging to hope by a thread. The despair got so bad I too finally sought help. I am in my second month of medication with slight improvement finally starting. I am seeing a therapist FOUR hours a week to try and keep the despair somewhat manageable. I too have found reminding myself of my children and grandchildren prevents me from following through with my darkest thoughts. I am stable but not out of the woods yet.
I have found that well meaning believers pour salt on my pain by insisting that the joy of the Lord should be my strength, I should be able to do all things through Christ who strengthens me. The worst was recently when someone said I should be like Jesus who for the joy set before him endured the cross. That is the WORST thing to tell someone who is feeling like death is the only alternative they have.
I am able to work a little each day now but become exhausted and overwhelmed by even the tiniest fraction of what I was able to do before.
Thank you all for your encouragement, testimonies, honesty and making this a safe place to be honest.
Erunner– We have a niece who is coming out of ten years suffering with Anorexia. She is now battling depression and would covet our prayers. She is a beautiful young Christian mother with a fantastic husband and two adorable young boys.
Rachel– hey all. please keep me in your prayers. i’m pretty sure i’m in a major depression and i am under a lot of attack. it’s easy when i’m not thinking clearly. struggling with thoughts of being a failure, worthlessness, not having enough faith, no one like me, etc. also some thoughts for a permanent ’solution’ that isn’t really a solution. i know i can’t/won’t do that, but i still think about it a lot.
Anne– Wow, Nene! I am blown away. And greatly encouraged! My need to move has as much to do with broken family issues as my unemployment. The family issues date back over 30 years and it seemed there had been healing over the last 8 I was back in OC, but they have resurfaced with a literal vengence
So now, it is official. Barring any unforeseen circumstances I will be moving to Beaverton, OR around March/April depending on how long it takes me to sell or give away whatever won’t fit in my car and tie up some other loose ends.
Covet your prayers as although I am glad I have family to go to now that I am unemployed, (my brother and his wife), it will be hard being farther away from my kids and grandkids . However it will be a blessing to be out of my current situation and out from behind the Orange Curtain.
I especially need prayer regarding my depression and general anxiety disorder. Although in the long run this move will probably be therapeutic in removing me from a very painful and awkward situation, I need strength and a clear mind to do all the things necessary for the move.
Thank you all, but especially Allan for making this space available.
a mom- I have a child diagnosed with PTSD after being molested and this article will be very helpful.
The 3 points were excellent and I will make a copy for her to keep with her.
God bless you
Erunner– Cara is a friend I met recently on a blog for people with Diabetes. She suffers with Mental Illnesses and tried to take her own life thirteen years ago. She ended up in a coma and as a result has minor brain damage from having flat lined twice.
“Plus the mental illness, plus all the physical illness. I have not worked for 12 years and I’ve lived in a AFH for 9 years as a cannot take care of myself.”
Please pray for Cara that God would work out His perfect will in her life and that she would know the peace He can provide during difficult times.
Dusty– Continued prayer for deep depression.
Erunner– The wife of our nephew has MS as I have shared in the past. This week they found another lesion on her brain. Please continue to pray.
Erunner– Please keep Jessica in your prayers. She is struggling with depression.
Okie Preacher– Please see my blog (okiepreacher.blogspot.com) for the latest update on Carolyn.
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)
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 …..
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.
Nene – Prayer for her father to be saved and to come to a place of peace. Father and brother have been estranged 27 years.
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.
Erunner– As Rachel isn’t here I’m taking the liberty to post what I think is great strides in her life. Continue to pray for her. Read a very recent post from her blog and maybe post some words of encouragement.
Nene– I forgot to share this one…on the day I was going back to the airport from my trip, I was looking out the window, and praying, praying. There was an old beautiful house with a sign that looked very familiar. I had traveled that street before, and never noticed it.
It dawned on me it was the sign for NAMI that I discovered here on the links page!! Not meaning to sound too corny, but it was a moment, that God spoke loudly to me!! He connected the dots, and now I have an amazing resource. It would of just been another sign if I had never learned about it here! Cool huh?
Dorci– I just have a praise report that in almost 3 years of suffering with daily headaches I am finding some relief. I still have them every day, but I have times during the day when I don’t have one at all, and at night they are usually not as bad as they have been.
Thanks for your prayers! Please keep on praying, though.
Nene– Erunner, this is a HUGE praise. I asked for prayer here regarding my brother and dad. They have not spoken in 27 years or more, I lost count. It became a non issue, and one complete silence.
Today, my mom told me on the phone that my brother prayed for my dad last night at dinner. Besides this being so off the charts, my mom never even says his name. She also told me to tell my dad they love him.
Erunner!, I am stunned as the hand of God is covering this situation. With ll of my heart, whoever prayed for this situation, thank you, thank you.
I am in need of prayer as I haven’t told my dad yet. It is more than overwhelming to me. I am being honest….
Help me God with this.
Mr Jesus Freak 4 Real- Thanking God for the work He has done in the life of his wife who has suffered tremendously for several years.
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.