Today is my favorite day of the week, because I dedicate Your Daily Cup of Inspiration to prayer for others. And this week, the “Thoughtful Thursdays” prayer requests have flowed in from everywhere. Though I am not able to post them all, please read the ones listed below and intercede on behalf of the individuals who are distressed and in need of God’s help.
M. Houston wrote:
My mother is a 15-year breast cancer survivor. But her oncologist discovered about three weeks ago that the cancer is back with a vengeance and has spread to major organs throughout her body. This was the same time I learned that my husband and I are expecting our first child after 5 years of infertility. We know my mother doesn’t have long left and will probably not live to see the baby because I am only approximately 4-5 weeks along. They’re saying it will be a miracle if she lives to see 2013. Some days I feel strong enough to handle it. Other days I am weak and an emotional wreck. Mom has been like a best friend to me and I don’t know how I will live life without her. I need all the prayer I can get for strength.
I am 19 years old and I got married a year ago. I was only dating for about 8 months and thought I was in love but now I am miserable. My husband has been unfaithful. He thinks I’m stupid and don’t know but I know exactly what is going on. He has been out drinking and at the clubs but then he acts so saved on Sundays, and has everybody fooled. We fight like cats and dogs and I feel like I made the biggest mistake of my life!!!! I am so unhappy. My family tried to warn me and I just didn’t want to listen. I don’t know what I should do.
My daughter has a severe eating disorder and is down to about 90 pounds. It all started when she transferred to a suburban high school and the other girls teased her about being fat. But in our old neighborhood her body type was considered normal and even a good thing. At first I didn’t know why she was losing weight until I got a call from the school nurse after she confessed to binging and purging along with some of her friends at school. I have never dealt with any behavior like this and don’t know how to begin addressing the issue. I don’t want to lose my baby to an eating disorder so I need guidance, help, understanding, and whatever it takes to stop this cycle. I’m so scared for her.
I got in a bad accident 2 years ago and couldn’t continue my job at UPS. The car crash left me with permanent damage to my neck and back. I’m used to manual labor jobs and have been struggling to get hired for different kind of work because of no prior experience. The Lord is able to open doors I know but they have all remained shut up until now. I need a miracle!
My family is struggling financially and we are about to lose our home. My husband is a proud man and doesn’t want anyone to know so he won’t ask for help when he has brothers who would be willing. I need God to break through his pride so he can get help through this rough time otherwise we are going to be homeless.
Hard times are challenging Your people, oh God. Many don’t know what to do or how to work it out, but they have faith and confidence in You, knowing Your power transcends and exceeds every obstacle and struggle, no matter what it is. Today, we’re calling on You on behalf of the people who have submitted prayer requests. Please work in their situation by Your power. Step in God and make the difference as only You can. Give strength and comfort; open doors no man can shut; make ways out of no way; and have Your way oh Sovereign One. And whatever You do Father, we will praise and give You the glory, for Your way is best. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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