Prayer SOS for one of our Best LPM Buddies

Hey, Siestas! I am so grateful for your kindness. This is from an email I got from Trav and Angela last night:

“Thanks so much for the call to prayer you gave. Ang and I were overwhelmed as we read all of the sweet prayers and messages. Too much! What an amazing community. I am proud to be a MIESTA. Their prayers are already working…”

Then a text this morning: “Hey! On the plane right now. Thanks to the prayers of sweet siestas…I am much better! Worst of it pretty much gone. Just feeling a little run down. Thanks for sending the SOS!”

Let me tell you how much impact you had through the power of Christ, Girls. The man I talked to yesterday – even last night via text – was in no shape to get on a plane this morning. But he did. God be praised! Never underestimate the power of prayer!! When you band together to believe God, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. God LOVES the faith and unity so much.

Original request:
Siestas, I wonder if you’d quickly jump on the prayer train with me for our dear friend and ministry partner, Travis Cottrell? He is really sick (nothing serious but pressing and almost travel-prohibitive – fever, etc.). He’s got several huge things coming up at once that need his utmost attention. First of all, it’s his and Angela’s darling Levi’s fifth birthday (that’s their baby) and they have his party today, then EARLY in the AM he’s got to board a flight to Puerto Rico for work with the International Mission Board THEN he goes straight into a city back in the States to serve at a church later in the weekend. I told him this morning if he didn’t get dramatically better soon, to consider allowing me to unleash the Siestas before the Throne of Grace in his behalf. Just got a call from him saying, “DO IT!” So, Siestas, DO IT!!!! Thank you so much. We have no dearer friends than he and Ang to LPM. I love you!

PS. You guys are the best. I just got home from Bible study and checked your responses, praying in agreement with you. Travis is the kind that will be really touched and humbled by all the support and so will Angela. I cannot even express what a wonderful woman of God she is. You’ll never waste a prayer on her because she is the one holding the three-children fort down (complete with home-schooling) when Trav is away. I loved the prayer for Travis that one of you related to the Scripture in Mark where Jesus raised the woman from the fever and she immediately began to serve Him. YES! Very appropriate! That’s what we need to happen. I’ll get you guys an update as soon as I hear one from him. Look at the top of this same post hopefully at some point over the next twenty-four to forty-eight hours. Keep praying until we get him to Puerto Rico and feeling strong! I am so thankful for you. You really came through on this. I knew you would, Christ be praised!



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  1. 1
    kat says:

    Just finished interceding…and will continue to do so.

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    Jenna says:

    Praying hard for Travis!

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    Heather says:

    I’m praying!!! I know how horrible it is….I’m single Mom this week while my hubby has been in bed since Saturday….it is nasty…but God can and WILL handle it!!! We know God has his hand on Travis!!

    Heather in CA

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    Mariel says:

    Oh, Father, in the mighty and healing and able name of Jesus I pray with spiritual hands on our brother Travis, that you would fully rid his body of this fever. I pray for complete healing of Travis’ body…from the top of his head to the very soles of his feet. I was just reminded this morning that you are Yahweh Rapha (the Lord who heals), so I ask you, if it is in your perfect will for Travis that you would completely heal him right now. Thank you that you hear me and by the power of Jesus, I can approach you boldly on behalf of my brother. Empower him to travel safely, give him divine wisdom and direction for all the ministry choices he has to make in the next few days. Be so mighty here, Lord, that we would all know it was YOU! Be fully glorified in all Travis does. In the mighty, healing and strong Name of Jesus. Amen

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    Anonymous says:

    Beth, I am praying for Travis and for his family. He is awesome!

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    TN Sister says:

    “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 3:14
    Praying for Travis and his family.
    The world has yet to see in full what God is willing to do in response to prevailing prayer. “With God, all things are possible.
    Praying for you,
    A TN Sister

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    "Grammy" Sue B says:

    I LOVE TO PRAY and have already prayed for Travis before this message. Travis’ God….and yours and mine….is so much bigger than any menacing flu bug or whatever. I look forward to reading your praise report soon!
    Hugs from Arkansas

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    jenmom says:

    Father God,
    I thank you for such a talented servant like Travis. You have blessed him richly and serves you whole heartedly. I ask that you would grant him Your favor with healing to his body. Give him strength and energy to do the things he has to do over the next several days. Touch him and lift him up so that You may be honored and glofified through him in his family’s life, in Puerto Rico and the other places Your love needs to shine through him.
    We thank you in advance for showing up Huge in Travis’s life.

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    jan in nc says:

    Facing west toward Tennessee with hands raised high! It is a honor to pray for you all. Call on us anytime!

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    Anonymous says:

    Jesus you know the need and I know you are able. In your Name Lord I ask that you would heal Travis. Lord come against the evil one on his behalf. We will be still, and know and we will recognize and will understand that YOU are God. You will be exalted among the nations! Be exaulted in every country and town you put Travis in Lord. We will exalt on this earth!Lord you will be exalted by Travis, because of his love for you.I ask you Lord to be with him and Lord I know you are. God of Jacob YOU are his Refuge, You are his High Tower You are his Stronghold.You are a place Travis can go to with his sicknes and his pain and you are his Healing Lord. We will pause, and think of that! We will praise you for what You will do in his body. Lord we dont know Your plan, but we will submit to it. We desire Your good and perfect will. Jesus, in Exodus 15 we see MOSES and the Israelites singing a song to You Lord, saying, “I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously” We will sing that to you too Lord for you are our Lord and You are our Strength and Lord You are our Song, and You are our Salvation; You are our God, and we will praise You, and we will exalt You. You are The Lord and You are a Man of War; the Lord is YOUR MIGHTY NAME. We ask that you come against any and all demons that have a hand in this sickness and discord. We plead the blood of Jesus on the whole situation. Lord there are so many variables going on and Lord you are not suprised by any of them and Lord we just give it all to You and ask that you bring Calmness and Peace and Healing and Wisdom and Grace and Lord just all that You are to all that we need. Bless Trais Lord and bless his family and thank you for his family and this baby who is having a birthday. Lord how we love the babies and how we love to be able to just celebrate with them and see the faces of the Grandma’s and the Granddaddy’s. Lord it is so much fun. So Lord I want to ask you to not let Travis miss that. I know you know and care about every single detail and I thank you for that Lord. I love you and you just amaze us Lord. We are watching and we will give you all the glory for what You do on Travis’s behalf. I am asking this is the sweetest name I know – I ask it in Jesus Name. AMEN and AMEN

    Vicki Sandifer

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    liz4kids says:

    It is my pleasure and privilege!

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    Mells says:

    I will pray for Travis… I heard him sing live at Oak Hills Church, SA, TX. He lead our worship and I was amazed. His love for God is evident and the Holy Spirit was in the sanctuary as we all sang and praised our GOD. I will continue to pray. God bless you all!

  13. 13
    Laurel Wreath says:

    Love you Travis…


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    Deidre says:


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    valerie says:

    It’s an honor to be asked to pray for Travis. He has been blessing me for years. I just did and will continue to pray for speedy healing as well as safe travels.

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    Kari says:

    We all come before you to lift up our bro Travis. Your Word says that “No weapon formed against us shall prosper.” I ask that You Lord Jesus, by Your Power and Might remove this weapon of an illness that is lined up to remove Travis from Your work. Lord, we Praise and Thank You ’cause You Rock!

    In Jesus’ name ~ Amen

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    Anonymous says:

    Praying for you Travis! Love your music. Keep up the good work!

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    Melody says:

    We’ll be praying…

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    Melanie says:

    I’m praying and looking forward to hearing a good report. Be blessed…

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    Taylor says:

    praying for complete recovery and productivity on any to-do lists that are present!


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    Alicia Beth says:

    Ahhhh Beth ! Thanks for allowing us this opportunity for ministry.How wonderful it is to know there is a body of Christ known as the “siestas”
    who we can depend on at any time.Travis,don’t be surprised if you had some sort of “excorcism” of the crud,fever,etc as these are some MIGHTY prayer warriors you’ve called upon ๐Ÿ™‚ I pray God’s strength and mercy for you today.I pray for his tender touch to restore you.I’ve been reading many stories from the Bible lately where God’s word or just a touch of Jesus’ garment restored/healed/forgave so,’m praying that for you today Travis!!! Rest up and enjoy Puerto Rico ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sun says:

    I would be HONORED to lift him up! Sunshine

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    Jina says:


    It is an honor to stand in the gap for another in Christ. We lift you up, raising our shields of faith on your behalf. Lord we praise you for creating Travis and for knowing the inner parts of him. We thank you that you have the power to heal in a moment and also see the future to know what is best for Travis. Lord as you will, heal him, reveal your will to him, give him the grace he needs to do all you have called him to do in you.

    Thank you that your strength and victories bring you the glory. I pray that as you do a work for Travis, whatever that may look like, that he would bow lower and see your glory in a new way.

    You alone are worthy of our praise, you alone receive all the glory Lord.

    The scripture that comes to mind is Psalm 34:1-5. Praise Him.

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    Ima Workinprogress says:

    I am praying for Travis – and i’m passing the word on. He’s coming to my church this weekend!!! We can’t wait to see him – and can’t wait to see Mama Beth in Jacksonville in a few weeks!! We love you all!

    Clearwater, FL

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    Stacy L Harp says:

    Father, thank you so much for the medium of the internet so that we can learn about urgent prayer needs. Thank you also for your tender mercies and divine healing hand. Father, right now I would like to ask your favor on Travis and all of those who are around him. Please touch his heart, body, mind and soul during this time, and if it be your perfect will Lord, will you please heal him even now as I and others are praying for him.

    Thank you Father for your faithfulness and promises of all things working out together for good for those who love you and are called according to your purposes.

    I would also like to ask for your protective and loving hand to be upon all of those at Living Proof. Thank you for glorifying yourself in all of those mentioned. I love you Lord!

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    Valarie says:

    On it!!

    Siesta’s to the rescue! We’re gonna stampede the throne with petitions for Travis and Angela.

    Can’t wait to see Him show off!


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    Anonymous says:

    I’m on it!

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    Michelle Bentham says:

    God, bring Healing to Travis’ body and bring it quickly, restore him to full health and meet his every need. Give him supernatural rest and recovery! Lord we are believing you for a miracle in your servant’s life. Bless him in the mighty name of Jesus, by whose stripes we can all claim healing!

    In the Savior’s sweet name I pray, Amen.

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    Missy says:

    It’s done and I’ll continue to pray! Let us know how he’s doing and don’t ever hesitate to ask us to pray..that’s one reason we’re here! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love you, too!

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    Dianne says:

    Praying for Travis now!

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    Speaking Thru Me Ministries says:

    oh – thank you for allowing us to do this for him!! thanks for letting us know!! We will be all over it!!


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    Hannah says:

    Father of all healing and grace, I lift up to you Travis. I pray. Lord, that you will dramatically improve his health. O Lord, you are the great physician. Please take away his illness and make his body and voice strong enough for the tasks at hand. Father I pray for Angela, because there is almost nothing worse than having lots to do and having a sick mate. Lord bless her with patience and kindness as Travis heals and is gone. We thank you for Travis and his ministry to us all. You know he blesses us through the voice and songs you gave him. Lord, I pray that you’ll allow him the privilege of serving you again this week. Amen.

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    Anonymous says:

    done! Thank you for all that you for our Awesome God! Be well Travis!

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    Anonymous says:

    Prayers for Travis from Oregon!

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    Mauimom1 says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Consider it done!

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    Anonymous says:

    Praying for Travis!

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    Kristib says:

    Love to pray for Travis!

    By the way, I had asked Amanda to pray that we could host the LPL simulcast at my church, well today I received the go ahead! I am so excited! Thank you for your prayers!

    Praying for the Bible study team tonight too!

    Much love!
    Kristi B.

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    Kristib says:

    Love to pray for Travis!

    By the way, I had asked Amanda to pray that we could host the LPL simulcast at my church, well today I received the go ahead! I am so excited! Thank you for your prayers!

    Praying for the Bible study team tonight too!

    Much love!
    Kristi B.

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    Rebecca says:

    Ill be praying!

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    kellyr says:

    Praying it up for Travis FLA

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    Rj says:

    i’m praying! keep us updated!

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    Judy says:

    I was just checking in before getting in the work and going to prayer. I would be honored to pray for our brother and sister in christ. Does He realize women around the world are praying for him. Amazing! We will also pray for little Grace as well.
    Just want to thank Amanda, Melissa, and You for sharing pictures of you personel life with us. There are many little things that you share about family, that show me, ok I am not the only one going through this. Again thank you for sharing your beautiful family with all of us.


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    Melle says:

    Just wanted to let you know, another prayer just went out for a fast recovery for Travis.

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    Dana says:

    I’m in!
    Blessings on ya Travis!

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    Anonymous says:

    Doing it!
    Sarah from Wyoming

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    MrsJoeB says:

    My prayers have gone up for Travis. He is such a blessing!
    In His Graces~Pamela

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    3girlsmom says:

    Was just listening to One Storm on my iPhone. Prayers are going up right now.

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    Annalou says:

    Count me in too. I’ll be praying for Kimberly’s daughter, Grace, as well.

    Much love,

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    Gagirl4Jesus says:

    We ask Lord God in the Name of Jesus that you would heal Travis and strengthen him for the work that you have called him to do. You are Jehovah-rapha and we praise you. Thank you for the awesome privilege of prayer. Unleash your power and do a great and mighty work through your servant. In the strong name of Jesus, whom we love, AMEN

    Thanks Beth for sharing with us.

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