A flood of you shared all the things that you are praying and believing God for today. I cannot begin to tell you all it means to me to have the privilege to pray with you and agree in faith for your outpour in this season. Whether you are listed here on the blog today or not, know that I am praying for you and God hears you when you call.
For those of you who submitted so many sweet prayers for "RN," thank you. Her request in its entirety has been posted.
And can I just tell you how much I love seeing the Daily Cup family band together from every ethnicity and walk of life to pray corporately? It speaks to the reality of our faith and underscores our belief in the truth of the scripture found in James 5:16b NIV "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
So today, I'm asking that you join in with me again, just as we do every Thursday here on the blog, and pray for the individuals who submitted requests. And if you need something from the Lord, by all means, don't be shy. Write in to Your Daily Cup of Inspiration and request prayer. I would be honored to pray with you. Click here for more information.
Please read the requests below and join in prayer.
First and foremost, thank you for sharing your "Daily Cup" with the world; it has truly been a blessing in my life! Dianna, I am truly heartbroken and feel that my FAITH has eroded, disappeared, and vanished. I was laid off on November 2, 2011 from a six figure job. But this is not what has shaken my faith! I knew in my heart that God had something better for me. In fact, I was so convinced that God was in control because immediately I was asked to interview with another company in the Biotech industry. I underwent a long 3 month process (starting in October), interviewed with 13 people within their organization and went the extra mile to provide letters of recommendations from Vice Presidents, CEOs, and Medical Professionals that I had worked with in the industry. Additionally, I provided documentation of stellar achievements and awards from other companies I have worked for. Needless to say, I was completely devastated as the job was given to an internal candidate with 6-8 month experience, no advanced degree (I have 2 Master degrees). In fact, a few of the interviewers did not even take me seriously or ask me questions about my professional experience. The only difference between me and the other candidate is that I am an African American and the other candidate was blond-haired and blue-eyed. When I asked for feedback to improve my skill-sets, everyone said I was a "great" candidate but the decision was "political". In my heart of hearts, I knew that my only deficit was being black! Heartbreaking...
Now I have heard my mom and all the old saints say that "God has no respect of person." I just can't believe that not only am I going through this rejection at such a vulnerable time in my life, but I have also been discriminated against. Why would God allow me to undergo so much pain?
To make matters worse, I have helped so many people and am the "go-to" person financially for my parents and other family members in need. I have a house that may go into foreclosure as I selflessly have helped finance a parent undergoing treatments for cancer.
I have lost all self-esteem and confidence as 2 years ago when another company I worked for filed bankruptcy and all the employees lost their job (including me), my husband of 17 years cheated on me. It seems when I am at my lowest, instead of being there for me (as I am consistently for everyone else) I am constantly being kicked when I am down.
Certainly, I don't expect you to have answers to all these questions, but I just need someone to go into intercession for me as I have been searching for answers, trying to erect a Real relationship with God so that I can truly say I know HIM for myself. I attend Church regularly, listen to the Gospel station, quote Bible verses, all while my heart is so heavy. These burdens are too heavy for me. My mother and all the "saved" people I know just keep telling me to "get over it", without knowing how broken I really am. Contrary to Kirk Franklin's popular song, I can no longer smile, even though I am hurting.
Last week, I finally had to reach out for Medical help as my anxiety levels have overtaken me. I want my joy back, I want my peace back. Please help me to know that God has not forsaken me. I don't want a job, I want a career. Most of all, I need to know that God is real and has not forgotten me...
Overwhelmed, Depressed, and Ready to Give-Up
Dear Lord, thank You that through all of this RA is seeking to know you rather than allowing this trying season to drive her completely away from You. Your word tells us if we drawn near unto You, oh God, You'll draw near unto us. So we are confident that as this woman seeks You with her whole heart, that You will manifest and reveal Yourself more and more. And Lord, I ask that You help her see the correlation between communion with You and harmony in all other matters and affairs of life. As she grows in her understanding of You and relationship with You I ask that You reach into her situation and work things out so that she will never doubt again that You, oh Sovereign One, are able to do all things. Please give her strength to hold on to Your unchanging hand. For this we thank and praise You in advance. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Thank you for your prayers.
Lord, in this situation, You see every need, frustration, and obstacle. I pray that You would intervene according to Your will. You see this young woman who has specific goals and plans for her life; please help her submit every one of them to You and trust that You are with her every step of the way. And even when things are not going according to her plans, give her the assurance that things will work out in due time. Father, we also pray for the man she loves and desires to wed in the future. Whatever may be ailing him, let him know that the answer cannot be found anywhere else but in You. And for the woman who loves him, as she seeks Your face, give her wisdom and guidance concerning how to handle her relationship. Show her which path she should take, not guided by her own desires, but by Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name, Amen.
I am stuggling with self-esteem. I am feeling inadequate in my color, size, shape, because most men have rejected me. Either I was too light, too dark, too skinny or something else. A broken engagement has left my self-esteem shattered as this person has gone on with their life. I am constantly comparing myself to other women and feel that what I have is never quite enough. It has spilled into sin now because I desperately want to be accepted by men. Please pray for healing
in my heart through so many broken relationships and that God would heal my soul. Tank you.
God I pray for this woman who is plagued by feelings of inadequacy and inferiority stemming from a broken heart. The enemy has used her deeply-rooted hurt as a weapon against her to destroy her belief in herself, her love for herself, and her dignity. But we come against him in the name of Jesus. We pray that You will expose Satan's lies he has used to keep her bound and help her find refuge in Your arms that are opened wide to her. I also pray, Oh God, that You would show her that the only real acceptance comes from You. And as she opens her heart to receive more of Your unconditional love, You will begin to sew up those wounds and help her find the true love she has been desperately seeking for in all the wrong places. Help her to resist sin which leads to death and destruction and choose life which is only found in You, our precious Lord and Savior. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Hi, please pray for me that this spirit of depression that is trying to destroy my mind be lifted. I feel like there are so many things attacking me right now because I have fully made up my mind that for Christ I live and for Him I will die. All I want right now is to draw closer to Him each day that I live in every area of my life. Pray that each day my desires are His desires. This pain inside my heart that I'm experiencing is just too much. I don't know how much more I can take.
Oh God, please let Your sweet Holy Spirit minister to this woman right now. She is seeking You with her whole heart. Her desire is to please You and be close to You. Let those desires intensify so that she will be drawn deeper into Your presence where there is fullness of joy. And as she fellowships and communes with You, please loose the shackles of depression God. Send Your help right now in whatever way You see fit. Though none of us understands all the contributing factors to her sadness and gloom, You know all things. And You are able to deliver and set her free by Your power. I pray that You will set the right conditions for her to receive the help she needs in this mental and emotional battle, howevever you see fit to send the help. You do all things well. We believe it's done and we thank You for it. In Jesus' name, Amen.
T. Summers wrote:
My husband and I moved to a new city 4 months ago and it is a predominantly white neighborhood. Since our 14 year old daughter has been attending her new school, she is noticeably different. She is listening to odd rock music, painting her nails black, and looking very gothic. She is normally the sweetest child who is known for being very mild-mannered. Now she is rebelling and flipping off at the mouth and I believe she is cutting herself on her arms and thighs. I know one of the first things we need to do is get her out of that school. She is hanging out with the wrong kinds of kids and we are waging warfare in the spirit. We are throwing out these devilish CD's and cleansing our house. The devil WILL NOT have our daughter! If you and your prayer group could pray with me and call out the name of "Helen" that would mean the world to me at this time. Thank you for praying!!
I plead the blood of Jesus over this family right now and declare by the power of God that Satan will not have Helen. God, this mother is crying out on behalf of her child who is lost and transforming into someone different than who you fashioned her to be. Please release the cleansing and restoring power of Your Holy Spirit over that household. And give this mother anf father divine wisdom, insight, and revelation into what's happening with her precious daughter. As we intercede for Helen right now we believe that the grip of bondage that has laid hold on this child will release. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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As always, thanks for reading and until next time... may today's cup of inspiration uplift, encourage, and empower you!