I was talking to someone recently about how God wants us to use our lives to be a blessing. And lately, the Lord has rekinedled a fire in my heart to be His arms, hands, and feet in the earth as a means of bringing help and healing to the broken. Through missions, evangelism, prayer, and consistent service, His will is carried out through me... and you.
That's why Thoughtful Thursdays is so important to me. It gives me the opportunity to stand in faith with all the thousands of women who read this blog and offer up prayers on your behalf.
I'm asking every woman reading this blog right now, to join me in praying for the women who submitted prayer requests to be included on our "Thoughtful Thursdays" list.
A woman who wants to remain anonymous wrote:
Please pray for my marriage. It is right now in complete disarray. My husband is having an affair. The other woman who he is having the affair with is well aware of our marriage and does not care. She seems to believe that he is going to leave me for her. There was a period that I put him out of our home and he moved in with her for 8 months. He returned home wanting to work on the marriage, but has started to see her again. I need to hear from the Lord and know it is him who I am hearing from. I believe that God has told me to sit still and stay focused on him and he will handle my husband. However, I have been struggling with trying to relinquish control and am constantly trying to find things out. I need the Lord to step in right now. I am not about to put my husband back out of our home and turn him over to Satan. I know God can work miracles and I know we will be a living testimony of what God can do. I need prayer for strength and peace to take me through this time while I wait on the Lord to make the necessary changes for us to go forth. My husband continues to deny his relationship with this other woman, but I know what is going on. Please pray for my husband’s heart to be convicted and that God strengthens his mind to be more like Christ and seek only him. I am keeping the faith, just uplift me in prayer.
Prayer: God I pray for strength, guidance, and clarity in this situation. We don't know exactly what is transpiring here, but You do. I'm asking that You would touch this sister who has cried out to You in her distress and minister to her needs right where she is. Even for her husband I pray that You would deal with Him and give Him a heart open to hear and heed Your words. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Sheila S. wrote:
I had gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago after feeling like I would never overcome the battle with my weight. For the first year, I felt so excited about the changes I was seeing in myself and I felt like a new person. But then as time passed I started feeling depressed again. I am now a size four and I hate my body. I hate my life. I hate myself. I feel so ugly everyday like I don't know why God made me and like I don't have a purpose. I'm more miserable than I was before the surgery which makes absolutely no sense at all! People look at my life, my job, the money I make, my house, my clothes and think I am happy but inside I hate life. I wish I didn't wake up some mornings. This hurt inside is killing my will to live. Please pray hard for me so I can find some sort of joy and happiness in my life.
Prayer: Lord, the enemy loves to deceive us by tainting our perception of ourselves. He doesn't want us to know that we are fearfully and wonderfully made in Your image. But right now, I pray that You would remove the scales from Sheila's eyes. Unconver the hidden issues that are causing her feelings of self-hatred and depression, and set this woman free in her mind. Satan I come against you in the name of Jesus. Loose Sheila's mind. And God, help her discover through prayer and study of Your word, how You see her, that she might begin seeing herself the same way, and allowing Your purposed to be accomplished in her life. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Dr. T. Johnson
Hi Dianna! I love your blog and your inspirational posts. I just need you to stand in prayer about something along with me. I got elevated to a supervisory position at my job and I am now the boss of a lot of the people that used to be my peers at work. The resentment has been a lot to take. I had grown very close to one of the women I work with, but I had to be the one to tell her she was laid off and I think she blames me for losing her job. She has refused to take any of my calls. She won't respond to any emails or facebook messages I send to her and it hurts a lot. We have told each other so many secrets and confided in each other like sisters. Losing a friend is horrible pain. I would like for God to repair or relationship. Or if not that, help me move forward without the guilt and heartache this has caused me.
God, thank You for Your hand being on the life of Dr. Johnson. We give You glory and praise for elevating her and prospering her career. But with promotion comes persecution, misunderstanding, and difficult tests. Let Dr. Johnson know that, although she is presented with new and unique challenges, that You have given her the power, authority, and wisdom to make sound decisions. Give her peace in her heart, Oh God, and let her know that as long as she treats others right, according to Your word, You will handle the rest. In Jesus' name, Amen.
My husband Paul died suddenly last year at 52 years old. It was a real blow but with God's help I was able to resume life. I had to do things I had never done like get a job and make my own way through life. I had never gotten my degree or needed to go into the work force because my husband had a good job in government contracting. But when he passed that's when my two daughters and I learned he was hiding a lot of debt that we had no idea about. He hadn't paid up on his insurance premium so there was no money left for me to live off of and that caused all kinds of trouble with funeral expenses and everything. So I had to take what I could get and not being a skilled worker, I got a job at a department store and I am trying to get into a management position so I can work my way through school. Here I am at 48 years old trying to start my life over again and I feel so discouraged, unaccomplished, embarassed, and angry. My emotions are all messed up and I need some strength from the Lord, and encouragement to go through. Thank you for your prayers!
Oh God, You knew Velencia would come into this season even before it happened. The loss of her husband didn't take You by surprise even though she wasn't expecting it. I pray right now that You will continue to heal her brokenness and then, give her strength and favor in this season. Let her come to know You and herself in new ways as she steps up to meet the challenges presented to her daily. Let her know that she can do all things through You. Open doors for her, make ways for her, and give her transcendent peace while facing the storm. We believe it and count in done! In Jesus' name, Amen.
Amanda Thomas wrote:
My mother is an unsaved woman and I want her to come to know the Lord before she dies. She is 72 and very strong and healthy. I want wisdom on how to be an effective witness, and reach my mother with the message of Jesus Christ. Your prayers I am truly grateful for.
Lord, Your word tells us in Proverbs 11:30 that the fruit of righteousness is a tree of life and he that wins souls is wise. I pray for wisdom for Amanda as she endeavors to lead her mother to You, oh God, so that she might be redeemed from iniquity and saved from sin. We know it is not Your will that any perish but that all come to repentance. So equip Amanda right now and let her life be a shining example of Your love and grace. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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