I received lots of prayer requests this week that really dealt with deep inner struggles that create complex emotions in the individuals going through changes. My heart goes out to those of you are feeling the pain of failed relationships; dealing with fear of being alone; struggling with financial lack; and having a hard time making sense of the bevvy of emotions you feel in this season.
Know that God is with you through it all.
And today, we are going to pray for divine peace, guidance, and intervention in your situation. Please know how truly thankful I am for all of you who give me and my prayer team, as well as the Daily Cup family, the privilege of standing in agreement with you for God's hand to move in the midst of your situation.
God understands our hurts and our hearts.
Please join me in corporate prayer on behalf of the following individuals who wrote into the blog:
Sally Williams wrote:
Hi Dianna! I discovered Thoughtful Thursdays a while back and never had the courage to write in. But I need help desperately right now. I lost my job and my fiancee in the same week and I feel like I'm coming unglued. Nothing is making sense to me anymore and I'm asking God, why am I going through all this? I had already paid for most of the wedding expenses and was just about to send out wedding invitations. I am humiliated and destroyed inside. I don't know why the man I love and believe God said is the one, has chosen to walk away from our love. Please pray for me. I need understanding, closure, and answers. I need new employment because I just moved into a bigger condo a few weeks ago in preparation for marriage and I can't afford this place alone. My heart is broken and I don't understand why all this is happening to me. Please pray for me!!
My mother died of cancer a few years back. Since then, I feel I have not been able to get my life back on track. I think underneath it all I am angry with God for taking her away from me. I stopped praying. I quit my church. I adopted a rebellious attitude and I have really done some serious damage to my life. I feel so far away from the person I once was and I don't know how to get back. When I saw that you were offering prayer on your blog I knew I needed to be on the list. Thank you for taking time to read this and praying for me.
I have been divorced for 4 years, after 21 years of marriage. I was reading the prayer you had posted on your blog on June 27 which prompted me to write you. During my separation, unemployment, divorce, employment and unemployment again (13 months now) I prayed and left it in God's hands. And during it all and even today he's still providing for me and my sons. He has made a way for me to pay my mortgage, car payment and household expenses. My faith has never failed me in this area of my life. God has even seen fit for me to go back to school but when it comes to my relationships I just can't give it totally over to him; and I don't know why! I have met some nice men; and just when I think that I have met "the one" three months later, I'm by myself again. But I know I will never be totally by myself because the Lord is always with me.
I find myself crying even now while I’m writing to you because I don't want God to think I don't appreciate the blessings he has given and continues to give me and my sons, because I would never had made it without him. I am asking you and your prayer team to pray for me as you stated not to "Focus on what I don't have to the point that I no longer value what I do possess." I ask that you pray for me to give God total control over my male relationships so I can be ready to receive the blessings he has for me. I know that my King is out there. God's blessings to you and your team.
Hi I would like to request a prayer. I am struggling with inner issues of insecurity as well as jealousy and I feel it is affecting my relationships. Lately, I have been feeling insecure about my life and am not completely happy with it in so many words. I have been trying to stay positive but I just feel things are constantly falling apart. For instance, I have been struggling to find a job and have even had a couple successful interviews but no call-back. Also, I am a little upset as well because I feel my best friend of 10 years and I, are growing apart. It makes me sad because I find myself on Facebook where I see pictures of people and all their friends, and I just wish God would send me someone just like that. I am also in the process of forgiving someone very close to me. I am in love with him, but we have hurt each other emotionally so many times. I am hurting still over things that have been said or done and I am just needing prayer over that. I know I have a lot of things to be thankful for but I really need this right now. Thank you so much everyone. I appreciate it so very much.
Can you please pray for me? I am having relationship difficulties. Actually, my relationship is over. I was with a man I was in love with for 6 years and we have a 1 year old son together. Yesterday we broke it off because I found out he was trying to become involved with another woman. Just two days ago his mom mentioned to me that we need to get married because we had been living together for 3 years. I told her I could not force him to marry me, then we broke up the next day. I need prayer because I know I cannot support myself in my current dwelling situations without him. I also have a 9 year old daughter. He stated he would continue to help me but, I'm not sure he will. I am hurting terribly because I was in love with him and now I feel betrayed, abused, used and like a loser. I know I shouldn't be hard on myself, but this is how I feel. I know I need to be strong for my children, however, I feel so down. I cry constantly when my children are not around. I have been down this road before with my daughter’s father. It took me a long time to move past his infidelity, but I'm not sure I can take it again. Please help me by praying for me.
God, there is nothing that happens within us that You don't understand. You see and know all things. And You care about every personal, emotional, and spiritual issue that impacts who we are. So today, on behalf of everyone requesting prayer, I ask that You will reveal Yourself to them. Help them to know that, above all, it is most important to be in Your will, and if they first seek Your Kingdom and righteousness, all these other things will be added to them (Matthew 6:33). We agree right now Father, for spiritual restoration, emotional healing, and provision for every need. As your word tells us, You will supply all our needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). Right now, we thank You in advance for stretching out your mighty hand and touching the lives of those who so desperately need Your guidance and help. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Song of the day: He is With You by Mandisa