Today, I want us to get right to the prayer requests and join our faith together on behalf of all those who are asking for someone to intercede. We know God is able, so please pray for those mentioned on our "Thoughtful Thursdays" list below.
Please pray for me to know God's will and have His wisdom and understanding of His Word to move forward in my life and that my focus is on Him. And also:
- That I will get a job with health benefits that is the right fit for me
- That the IRS debt will be resolved in my favor
- My health continues to improve and I am whole and live in divine health
- My son who has 'divorced' us comes to know the Lord
- Another car - my other son and I share one
I am struggling. Struggling to hear His voice. Struggling in my
marriage. Struggling with my weight. Struggling with my finances.
Struggling to get over the death of my mom. Struggling to understand why
my step father abandoned me after her death. Struggling to understand
why I feel so inadequate. Struggling to understand why I feel like I
don't measure up to others including my husband. Struggling to
understand if he is indeed the husband God chose for me. Our love
languages are so different to the point I question his love for me.
Feeling unloved and not accepted, not good enough, smart enough...etc.
I can't seem to get a break in any area of my life. Don't get me wrong, I know I am blessed. I have two beautiful and healthy children, 14 and 12. I am healthy, my husband is healthy, he has a good job, we live in a nice house and in a nice neighborhood. My kids go to good schools. But I cant seem to see the forest for the trees. I find it hard to praise Him anyway.
When I read your blog, along with others, I get really sad sometimes hearing about the wonderful things your husbands do for you. Feeling unloved and unappreciated is a horrible feeling in a marriage. Especially when you pray and pray, you continue to submit to him and respect him regardless of your feelings, you support and uphold him with high esteem only to feel defeated like nothing is never going to change. There is no passion, no romance. Sometimes he acts like he doesn't even like me. There has been so much that we have been through, on both ends. I have truly repented for my mistakes and sins but nothing seems to be changing. I have prayed for God to change me, and take the focus off my husband. That hasn't worked.
Sometimes I just wonder if I am in a state of depression that I can't seem to get away from. All I know is, I am a horrible example for my daughter, and my marriage is a horrible example for both kids. I wonder if my kids would be doing better in school if I were smarter, not that they are doing bad, they just could be doing better.
I lost my job back in 2010 with AT&T and I feel helpless. Powerless. I don't have a degree, so finding another job has been extremely difficult. I know with God I am not limited by a degree however nothing has come up. I'm not sure what God wants me to do. CONFUSION all around me.
I am almost 250lbs, at 5'4. I was 150 when my husband met me. :"( I can get it together) I turn to food for comfort. I have the power to change the way my family and I eat, but I don't. It's a blessing and curse, meaning, cooking is my passion. Well it use to be. Not so much anymore. I use to enjoy the feeling of watching people enjoy my food.
I'm lost, drained, defeated, confused and without peace and joy. My kids need me to survive. I want to survive. GOD WHERE ARE YOU???? I need you NOW.
I suffer from severe anxiety. I have a hard time with social interaction. It's not like a regular fear. It is a paralyzing fear that keeps me from doing what I know I am called to do. I want to live and do so many things but when the time comes for me to act on it, I get so scared. I get depressed and I hide away. I know there is more to life and more God has for me and I need to be free. Please pray for freedom in my mind. Thank you.
I'm praying for my baby sister Ms. Dianna. She is in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend. She tries to hide that he is hitting her and says that he only did it "once or twice" before. Every time she wears shades or long sleeves when it's warm or lies about another bruise I know she is covering for him and she needs to get out of that relationship. They have been together 4 years and she is only 19... just a baby!! They just had a son together and I know she doesn't want to break up with the baby's father. She also loves him very much but he's no good for her. I don't want her to end up dead or in the hospital. She is a beautiful girl and can do so much better, but he calls her ugly and her self-esteem is so low. She needs to get out of there. I told her she can stay with me. I have a house an a spare bedroom, but she can't break free. Only God can do it and I believe he will. Please pray and believe with me.
I am a college student and I have been having a hard time in a few subjects. My grades have been very poor and my confidence in my ability is very shaky. A lot of my college schoolmates have well off parents and a strong support system. I don't have all that. I am workng my way through college. Nobody else in my family went to school and I don't really have anybody that can understand all that I am going through right now. I feel like I'm not good enough to be here and that I will continue to fail. I need encouragement and belief in myself more than anything. I know in my head I can do it but in my heart I don't feel able to or smart enough to do this.
God, troubles, worries, concerns, anxieties and challenges come against us all. Situations can be so complex, confusing, and difficult that there seems to be no resolution or foreseeable answer. But You, oh God our Father, are never challenged by our challenges. Our hardships are not hard for You. Your power and wisdom is endless and Your compassion for us is unfailing. Today, I pray for everyone listed that You will meet them at their point of need. Work out every situation and give them assurance that no matter how difficult things appear, there is nothing beyond Your control. Today I pray that You break the grip of fear off their lives and release them into faith—the kind of faith that moves mountains. We believe it, receive it, and count it done according to Your perfect will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you need prayer, don't hesitate to request it. I would be honored to stand in faith with You. I know that prayer works. CLICK HERE to learn how to submit your prayer request.