I always say, “You never know what someone is going through just by looking at them.”
Though one’s visage may reveal traces of heaviness and signs of weariness, the depth of hurt, struggle, and difficulty can only truly be known by God.
So when God gives me a glimpse into someone else’s private pain through their requests for intercession, my heart aches, bleeds, and weeps for them. But I know the purpose of praying for others is not to take their burden upon myself, but to take each and every one, and lay it at the feet of Jesus.
Today, I ask that you will join me in that process. Take a moment to read the prayer requests of the individuals that are pouring out their hearts and desperately crying out for prayer.
Let’s intercede together for them on this Thoughtful Thursdays with full assurance that the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous avails much according to James 5:16.
Read the requests and pray below:
My dad has been abusing my mom for years. I have had enough and want him to stop and to be held accountable for his treatment of her and me and our family. I am asking for prayer that the proper people will get involved and intervene. He is violent towards me and has threatened my life many times as well as others. We have put up with it a long time and now I am tired and even though my mom doesn’t see it as a problem because of 'perks' and because they are elderly, she is probably afraid of being alone etc. I don’t want to have the children think this type of treatment is acceptable because it’s not and I would never have my kids over my parents’ house. Please pray that it would END, and that he wouldn’t abuse her anymore or anyone else.
I need prayers trying to adjust to the single life and it is HARD!!! I cry a lot. I am very depressed. I was married 23 years and I’ve been divorced 5 years. I have had no dates and nothing but phone calls or sex that does not pay off!! I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I am a Christian and I know I am a good woman. I know I deserve something real but I can’t seem to find it and I keep settling for less. I am so embarrassed. Everyone asks do you have a man, a friend? I have NOTHING!! I feel so miserable and hopeless. I pray. I fast. NOTHING!! I AM MISERABLE. PRAY for God to give the strength to endure until my BOAZ shows up. Help me learn how to submit to my Lord and put him first in my life. Help me develop my prayer, praise and worship while I wait on him to put Mr. Right in my life. I just feel so confused and frustrated daily... help me!!!!
I am so grateful that I saw your site. I am so in need of healing prayer. Please help me to pray that I can overcome and fight this horrible anxiety, fear of death, depression, and nervousness that I am battling for almost 2 months now. I have a 2 yr. old son that most of the time, if I have all these bad feelings, I almost neglect him. And he is only staring at me wondering why Mama is crying and crying. I couldn't smile at him coming from my heart and couldn't give him the total care that I should be giving to him. I am so desperate to win in this kind of trial. I don't want to take medicine that I know will only make me addictive. I have trust in God that through spiritual healing prayers I will be healed by our Jesus the Healer. I also have an Ovarian Cyst. Please Dianna, with all my heart I am begging to you to please help me to pray my healing for the sake of my family, especially my 2 sons that still needs my care and love. I want to go back to my old self. Thank you so much Ms. Dianna for the prayers. God is good because I found you.
I have had a hard last year...a very surprising (and not friendly) divorce after 13 years of marriage. Being forced to raise two wonderful and beautiful children on my own, struggling to provide for them and give them everything they are used to. Trying to deal with their Dad who chooses to parent only when he wants to.
Trying to date and just praying and praying and praying to meet someone. I am not a good single person and it's hard to raise kids on my own and I don't want to go through life without a partner.
Just asking for extra prayers for a while. I kind of feel like my prayers aren't doing it lately. My devotions aren't clicking, my scripture reading seems off. And I just feel like my prayers are bouncing off the ceiling. Would like to get out of my prayer funk. Thank you!!
I’m 21 and married to a verbally and mentally abusive man for 3 years now. People that don’t know us all like that think he is so good. He has never put his hands on me but he has cheated on me with other women and admitted it. I feel so stupid for staying. He calls me ugly and tells me nobody else will ever want to be with me. I constantly let him do me like this and I hate myself for it. Will you please pray for me to get the strength to get out. I have grounds for divorce with his adultery but I don’t feel like I have the strength to leave although he clearly hates me.
Confusion, hurt, struggle, frustration, and attacks of the enemy abound, but God, Your grace much more abounds. We know it is sufficient for us, even during our darkest days. Today, we all join our faith together and pray for those who have written in crying out for help. You see every area of need, even those areas that need to be more fully surrendered to You. Although in our human understanding we don’t know how to fix, correct, and improve what’s wrong, You, Oh God, in Your infinite wisdom know just how to make all things right. So we place every prayer request in Your hands and say have Your way. Touch, deliver, forgive sin, heal heartache, take away pain, and let Your people see the dawning of a new day in their lives according to Your purpose. We thank You in advance! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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