For You in Your 20’s and You Who Will Pray For Them

**UPDATE: We are just so happy to have all of you 20-somethings flock to requesting prayer! Our faithful God surely hears, and cares to His core! If you do not see a specific partner reply to your request, know that the LPM Staff have adopted you. We will pray for each of you, joyfully!

One of my favorite things about Twitter is that we can come to really love someone we wouldn’t have even known to like. Someone from an entirely different part of the country or the planet. Someone from a totally different tradition of our faith. Someone in another generation who serves God in a way that is fresh and exhilarating to us. I have a whole mental list of those and just this morning prayed for a number of young women that I’ve gotten to “know” there on that ridiculous stream of social media that I love. It is a young man that I’ve come to appreciate so much, however, that prompted this post. His name is Jefferson Bethke. I didn’t know anything about him until 6 months ago when Melissa, my youngest daughter, told me she enjoyed following him on Twitter. He is a great communicator God clearly has His hand upon and a poet who creates fantastic thought-provoking videos. I’m glad to have the privilege to tell you about him but that’s not why I’m bringing him up today. A week or so ago on Twitter he mentioned sitting on the airplane, moved with emotion over various testimonies he’d been reading of lives dramatically changed by Jesus Christ. It hit me right then that one of the things I loved best about him is that the young man simply has a pure heart. He just flat-out loves Jesus and loves people. It’s consistent in everything he says and writes. I felt an urgency right that moment to ask God to protect that holy passion and sustain it the length of his days.

And that’s when I thought of all of you in his same generation who really do want to honor God and fulfill the purpose for which He planted your feet on this earth.

Here’s what I want to say to you: you really can maintain a pure and fiery heart toward Christ and His mission on earth but make no mistake: you will not do it by accident.

If you want a pure heart, you better be willing to fight for it. You will not keep it any other way.

The first big relief is that we can’t conjure one up on our own. God alone can create in us a pure heart and renew a right spirit within us. (Psalm 51:10) He alone can set it ablaze with holy passion. But out of God’s sovereign wisdom, He determined that guarding the heart He formed and lit within us would, in many ways, fall to us. We’re to own part of that job.

Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23

Our second huge relief is that we can have a pure heart whether or not we have a pure past. Thank You, Jesus. If not, I and many others would be stuck for a lifetime with dark distorted hearts and deformed desires.

There are many other things more effective voices could tell you about guarding your heart toward Christ, toward people He’s sent you to serve and toward His mission on this planet. Ask them and learn from them. My purpose today is to pitch into the mix a couple of things that I’ve learned – and keep learning – in case any of it resonates with you. I also want to pray for you and call others to do the same. Here goes:

*Your heart will cool off if you do nothing to guard it. Jesus warned us in the 24th chapter of Matthew that “because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.” (V.12) We’re exposed to so much suffering and violence, pain, pretense, and wrongdoing in the world that, even as a defense against feeling so much, we’ll naturally thicken up. I’m certainly not suggesting we be less informed. Uninformed Christians can be a waste of light in the darkness. What I’m suggesting is that, if you want to keep a warm, feeling heart, you better be prepared to fight like mad for it.

*Over time, you can get really cynical. For one thing, cynicism can be really funny so we get drawn to it. It also tends to be cooler. You have to be willing to be one of those that the cynics could make fun of.

*You have to realize that guarding your heart means guarding its willingness to love and be exposed out there where it can get wronged or wounded. A couple of years ago I was researching God’s self-disclosure in Exodus 34:5-7 and stumbled onto something that totally changed the way I looked at guarding my heart. Here’s the segment so you can see it for yourself:

5 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the LORD. 6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love…

See that word “maintaining”? It is a form of the same Hebrew term used in Proverbs 4:23  for “guarding” our hearts. In other words, a huge part of guarding my heart is maintaining love. It was a total game changer for me because somehow I had associated guarding my heart with keeping it sheltered. Try to fathom that God actively maintains His love toward us. He guards it. Using that same concept, He calls us to maintain our love toward other people. If I want to stay in love with my husband, for instance, I better actively practice maintaining it because, left to its nature, it will grow cold.

One of the things that God keeps teaching me to do is pray with everything in me and on an ongoing basis to love Jesus more than anything I can see or touch in this human realm. He promises in Scripture to grant us everything we pray in His will and in His name. (1 John 5:14-15)  Since His greatest command was that we love (Mark 12:30-31), you can pray for it with absolute confidence that He’s going to do it. In fact, every time you ask God for it, go ahead and thank Him in advance that He’s going to accomplish it. He will. Then when He starts doing it, you start guarding it with all your might.

Ask Him continually to stir fire in your bones for His Word and for His mission. Ask Him to sustain it in you and teach you how to guard it through every inch of your lifespan. Only put up with a sense of spiritual flatness for a matter of days. That’s completely normal. But when it begins to turn into weeks, go face-down on that floor and ask God to give you insight into what seems off and to revive your heart. Don’t just accept coldness. Fight for love.

What is it you want from God? Pray for it feverishly! “Pursue love and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts.” That’s what 1 Corinthians 14:1 says.

Also ask others to pray these things over you. That’s what I am hoping this blog post will be about today.

Here’s what I’m asking all of you to do if you’re willing:

*Those of you in your 20’s, tell us at least your first name, where you’re from, and a little bit about you in a comment so that we can personalize our intercessions for you.

*The rest of you choose one of them to pray for (or two, if you have the time), let them know in a reply under their comment that you are adopting them for intercession for the next 14 days. Tell them where you’re from as well. I think they’ll like knowing that, too. As long as every 20-something gets signed-up for, it doesn’t matter if a number of you are praying for the same individual. If they’re like us, they’d be ecstatic to have the extra prayer covering. Pray as you feel led by God but, within that intercession, pray particularly for God to stir up and sustain a holy passion in them for Himself, His mission, and for people on this planet, and that they will be alert and proactive in guarding their hearts to last a lifetime. Ask God forthrightly to deliver them from any area of bondage, strengthen them in temptation, and deliver them from evil. Love them with all your might through prayer.

Let’s partner with this generation and intercede powerfully for them. They are the rising future of the church of Jesus Christ at this tumultuous time on the Kingdom calendar. Let’s pray them out there.


Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.  1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 ESV




PS. To our regular blog community: I put this in a comment but I’m afraid many of you may not see it.

I am grateful beyond expression for your participation on this post. Please move at the same pace that you see our 20-somethings sign up. In other words, if at our first moderation there are 15 of them, see that all 15 are spoken for then, instead of doubling and tripling up on the same small group, watch for others to be posted and claim those. Assume in about 48 hours that we’ll probably have around 80% of the 20-somethings that will end up participating. Still, check every couple of days for about a week to make sure everybody gets covered if you don’t mind. Sisters, this woman right here KNOWS how powerfully you pray. I’ve seen it. I’ve felt it. You are solid gold in the Kingdom of God! Pray for these young people like you’d want somebody to pray for your own children, whether or not you have any. Take them on as blood. Pray with faith and holy fire. Pray like the near future of the church depends on Jesus revealing Himself through them. They are so worth it. JESUS is so worth it.

I love you guys madly.



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  1. 801
    Sarah R. says:

    Hello! My name is Sarah, Im 26 years old, and live in Gainesville, FL. I am a intensive reading teacher for 9th and 10th grade students (teaching the lowest of the low readers). I love my job and fight for my students everyday.
    Im a single adult trying to find my way into the world and make a difference.
    Thankful for this blog. It inspires me and gives me a much needed word.

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      Melanie says:

      Hi Sarah!

      My name is Melanie. I’m from Texas. And I’ll be praying for you as you find your way and follow God wherever he leads!

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      Beth says:

      Sarah, I am honored to have the opportunity to pray for you! I am an elementary music teacher in East Tennessee and understand the challenges of working in the school system. What a wonderful opportunity you have to serve and help children and their families in Florida! I will be specifically praying for you every morning between 7:00 and 7:30 as you are getting ready to start your day. Love and prayers to you, Sister!

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    Mel Ann Sullivan says:

    Mel Ann Sullivan – Millry, AL – Lord, help me to use your gifts faithfully administering your grace. If I speak, let me do it as one speaking the very words of God. If I serve, help me to do it in the strength you provide, so that in all things you may be glorified through Christ in me. To you be glory and power forever. Help me, Lord, not to be surprised at the painful trials I am suffering as though something strange were happening to me. Rather, I rejoice that I particpate in the sufferings of Christ, so that I might be overjoyed when your glory is revealed. I Peter 4:10-11, 12-13 NIV (paraphrased prayer)

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      Michelle says:

      Michelle, Hockley, TX. Mel, I will hold you up in prayer in the words you have just prayed. Your prayer could be a mirror of mine. I know there is power in praying Scripture and it is my honor to pray it over you. May god richly bless you, Sister!

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      Dianne Donaldson says:

      Hi Mel Ann, my name is Dianne and I will be praying for you…

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      Kerry says:

      I got you covered , Mel Ann.
      Jackson, TN

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      KC says:

      Praying for you from a few states away. (and, um, also swiping your prayer to pray for myself; hope you don’t mind?)

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    Catherine says:

    Hello, My name is Catherine I’m 25 and live in Virginia. I’m struggling on the relationship side of life. I have grown up in a wonderful with a strong Christian family-values-and support. However ,where are these people in the world? I seem to choose all the wrong ones. Over the past 8 years I have dated 3 different guys. These guys have all talked marriage –kids-future. I am not the girl who asks for that or pushes the topic. It will happen when it happens. At the end of all these relationship I have been basically told in one way or another I’m not good enough. I hear and feel I’m a pretty easy person to date. Mom’s, Dad’s and friend’s love me. I “allow” you to be you and to do you. If you want to go hunting and fishing then go. If you want a guys night –then go. All I “require” is that you tell me the truth and save some time for me. Don’t spend money on me- I don’t need your things. All I need your time and for you to put in the same as I do. I give and give and give. At the recent end of my last relationship I have discovered that I cannot possible give anymore. I am exhausted- used up- beaten down- and really just tired of heartache and being hurt. I have no heart or love left to give. I feel I do not have the ability to let anyone in family or friends. I am angry with God for this. I know it’s a process of elimination, but I am at rock bottom right now and really can’t get up. Yes, I am sad it is over but I am more mad at myself for allowing another person to use and abuse me for who I am. Not just one but all three of these people have taken my heart and broken it. The pieces are getting smaller and smaller and so much harder to put back together.

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      Oh, sweet girl…do I ever understand. Persevere…I promise you he will use it all for good and it will all make perfect sense when the right one comes. And the cherry on top is that he will use the right fella to heal all that heartbreak in you, and he will use you to heal his. And it’s really a beautiful thing. Persevere and go your way. It will happen when HE chooses…and that’s the most beautiful way, beloved.

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    Heather says:

    Hi! My name is Heather. I’m 26 and live in Cornelia, GA. I’m currently a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful, sweet girls (ages 3 and 4) with another one on the way! I’m also currently earning my Master’s in Secondary Mathematics Education per God’s request (I hope!). My husband, Brandon, (who is 30 – close enough for this prayer purpose, right?)and I have really been praying for guidance – not only in our parenting, but also in our everyday lives. We have been really blessed to have been able to make several choices regarding jobs, homes, money, schooling, etc. We just want to be sure we are doing God’s will for our lives. We have personally seen how destructive it can be to ignore Him and allow our hearts to turn cool. Thankfully, God and his Holy Spirit pulled us out of that dark place and pretty much saved our marriage. We don’t ever want to go back there. So, with that said, any prayers for guidance for our family would be so incredibly appreciated.

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      Shaunessy says:

      I am only slightly older than you but and that makes me able to relate so well. I will be praying for you.

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      Linda - LPM says:

      Dear Heather and Brandon,

      I pray Psalm 25:4-5 over you. Lord make your ways known to Heather and Brandon, teach them Your paths. Guide Heather and Brandon in Your truth and teach them, for You are the God of their salvation: Heather and Brandon wait for You all day long.

      I pray blessings and grace to you and your family. May what God has given you be used to his glory and for the eternal building of His kingdom in heaven. Amen.

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    Emily says:

    My name is Emily and I am a 27 year old living in Dallas. I could use some prayer for a renewed desire to be in God’s word.

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      Laura says:

      My name is Laura and I am from Little Rock, but have lived in Dallas in the past. I would be honored to partner with you in prayer about renewing your desire to be in God’s word. I have learned firsthand that the more I am in God’s word, the more I desire to be there. But I also know that finding/making time is hard and a constant battle. So I will specifically pray that you are given windows of time to spend with Him and His word. I will pray that everytime you open His word that He speaks to you-anticipate meeting Him on every page. He will never disappoint you. Psalm 63:1.

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      Tammy says:

      Hi Emily,
      I am Tammy, a fellow Texas girl who is now in Nebraska. I will be covering you in prayer. I know God is asking me to pray for you as I have been where you are recently and I am 47. It is something I believe we all experience and I know having someone pray for me was comforting and so my dear siesta I am covering you in prayer and praying God will touch your heart and fill it with desire.

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    Ashley says:

    Hi, I’m Ashley from Milledgeville, GA. I’m a mama to a sweet 18 month old and a wife to a young pastor of a college ministry and a small town church. The church is old fashioned and completely out of our comfort zone. My heart is not always full of love on Sunday mornings nor towards those that can bring discouragement to my husband. Beth’s post spoke to me in regards to maintaining my love to these people and guarding my heart from growing hard towards Christ’s church. Thank you so much for your prayers! I greatly covet them!

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      Amber Lia says:

      Hi Ashley!

      I’m Amber and I will be praying for you over the next two weeks! I live in Southern California with my husband and 3 boys ages 5 and under. You can get to know me through my blog: I understand your request and am so thrilled to pray for your love and support of your church to grow while also being an encouragement to your little baby and husband in his ministry. Please let me know how it’s going for you-I’m praying sister!!



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      Brenda says:

      I hear your heart’s cry. For the past 45 years, we have been in local church ministry. There is no greater joy than to have the opportunity to pour your life into the lives of others. While that is true, “church members” can be the most hurtful people on the planet. You must allow God to guard your heart. Give up all of your expectations and love unconditionally – of course, He is the One who will accomplish that through you. He will be your only source of strength. He will protect you and provide for you. Do not look to the church for your provision. I choose to not attend business meetings – they can become very personal and hurtful. Choose wisely for you and your family – even when others don’t understand. You are only accountable to God. Blessings – I will be praying for you.

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      Dawn says:

      Hi Ashley,
      I am a wife of a pastor in a small church in Ft valley, Ga, about an hour away from you live.
      We have been in the ministry for 24 years, and we have a group of college students that I teach in Bible study. We have 6 children, from 23 all the way down to 9yrs old. We have always served in smaller churches and at times it can be rough, and oh man do we protect our hubbies. But God will use these times to grow you in His ways. I will be praying for you!

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    Mellary says:

    Hi, I’m Mellary and I’m 27 years old. This past fall my husband and I moved to St. John’s in Atlantic Canada, which is a long way from our prairie home. I had been taking university for Education, and then decided to get my diploma in Graphic Design. This is my first year out of school and the transition out of school and to a new city has been long, somewhat lonely, and confusing. I would love prayer for God’s direction for our lives, regarding where we are called to serve Him and what passions he has placed in me and what to do with them. I would also love prayer that I would just have an un-shaking faith and trust that God can use this time in my life (that seems somewhat bleak) for good. I know He can! And I know He is at work. I just need to rest there and believe it in my heart.

    Thank-you for this!

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      Linda - LPM says:


      I pray Jeremiah 29:11 over you. For I know the plans I have for Mellary, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give Mellary hope and a future.

      Mellary rest in the fact that God does have a plan and he promises it will work to His glory. I pray that you will bear much fruit in this season and you will show your self to be His disciple by this fruit you will bear (John 15:8). And may blessing and grace flow through you and your husband. Amen.

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    Laura says:

    Hey there! My name is Laura..I’m 28 years old and from Lexington, SC..I think it’s great you guys are so willing to pray for me..I really need it..I have been married for 3 years and have the most precious (almost 2 year old! Time sure flies by!) named Liberty…I have learned a lot of things about myself that I would really appreciate you covering me in prayer..first off I tend to think negatively about everything but what I struggle with most are negative thoughts about my husband and negative thoughts about God…let me explain this..somehow during the course of my life I associated God with pain without realizing it..I also believed that God only loved me when I was good but when I wasn’t He no longer loved me or wanted the god I was following really wasn’t the God of the Bible at all…because of that I really stopped being intentional about praying for God’s will, really desiring it, and listening to Him and being obedient…I want so badly to live a life of complete surrender and whole hearted trust in Him..God has been speaking “surrender” and “Trust Me” over me again and again lately and I can’t seem to let go…will you pray that God will help me let go and trust Him? That I would live my life to please Him..that I would love Him passionately and really believe by just with my head but with my heart that He loves me..thank you so much!

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      Deb says:

      Hi Laura! I would be happy to pray for you. My name is Deb and I live in Windsor, CT. I’m married (getting scarily close to 40) and have two kids who are almost 9 and 5. I was drawn to your post because I too have struggled with similar misperceptions about God. I still do, and it is really Beth’s post here that has spurred me on to be more intentional about guarding my heart and following after God. I am praying you are able to open those arms and surrender. I pray that over these next few weeks as you choose to step and walk that God will open your eyes and that you will truly SEE Him for who He is, not the God that you’ve made Him with your mind. Please know I do not speak with any condemnation – I am preaching to myself as well! God loves us, dear sister…cling to truth. Set your eyes on Him and keep walking. He even sees the baby steps, and He is proud.

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    Jessica says:

    My name is Jessica. I am 23, from Boone, North Carolina but currently live in Haiti.

    I am here for 5 months working with a new orphanage, helping to create some internal organization and structure but definitely making time to play with and love on the kids and staff each day.

    I do not have one specific prayer request that I can articulate right now. Haiti has been the most challenging but most exciting thing in my life as of yet. My prayer here has been for wisdom, protection and a daily grace to walk in love and joy. Finding a balance has been difficult but my desire is to be diligent in stopping for the one while believing for the mulititudes to be saved, to come to know Christ.

    I will be honest and say it is really hard, every day. I struggle with isolation, inesurity, fear and feeling overwhelemed by the spiritual poverty I see regularly. I know the Word but walking it out, trusting Him, and safe guarding my faith has been difficult and some days feels impossible. Everything is so new for me, the only thing that feels familiar or that stays the same is Jesus it seems.

    I do not know what is next when my 5 months is up on June 21st but I am confident the Lord is already there and has prepared everything in advance for me.

    Thank you for your prayers! Knowing someone is praying for me makes all the difference.

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      Michelle says:

      Jessica, I will be praying for you! Your request strikes a cord with me in that my 15-year-old daughter wants to be a missionary in the orphanages in the Dominican. She went last year for a short missions trip and desperately wants to go back when she graduates from high school. My daughter (Michaela) and I will pray for you as if you were her…..please know that our hearts connect with you on your path in life. We pray God will make Himself known in a mighty and powerful way in your life and change you forever by what you are witnessing in Haiti. Please keep us posted if you have time – dmwalsh4@roadrunner. We’d love to stay current in our prayers for you.

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    Kristin says:

    Hi, my name is Kristin! I am 28 and live in Kansas. This post touched me. I see how I have become cynical in my life to deal with all the heartbreaking issues I face everyday in my work in child welfare. I try to live like God using my own strength and need to remember to ask Him to help me. I am married and going to graduate school while working 40+ hours a week. Graduate school has been a struggle recently. I need confidence in my ability and motivation.

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      Tara says:

      My dear fellow Kansan, I will pray for you. I used to work in the office at the School of Social Welfare at KU and I have seen the long hours and gut-wrenching heartbreak of getting a higher education in social work. Please search out some of God’s beautiful blessings in this world to remind yourself that evil has NOT won. I’ll pray for you, Kristin, that you will keep your eyes on Jesus and use His strength when yours is spent. The world is a better place because of people like you. Thank you for what you do.

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    Ivy Hussung says:

    Hi, My name is Ivy, I just turned 20 and go to Florida Atlantic University, In Boca Raton, Florida. I have very much enjoyed my experience here at FAU, but believe God is calling me to more. I was previously majoring in English, but have come to realize that God is calling me into ministry. It just so happens, in a series of crazy events that I applied to Baylor University, and got accepted a few days later as a transfer student! I am absolutely thrilled, and believe it is nothing but a miracle that I got into the school. It’s a beautiful thing to watch God work in your life, seeing how he closes one door and opens another. I only have a few short months to prepare and to figure out all I need to do before moving to this unknown land. It is a new season, and the Lord makes all things new!
    I would love prayer especially towards helping me discern what the Lord wants me to do and how to do it. My family doesn’t have much money, and it will be a great sacrifice for all of us if I decide to go there. I do believe though that I believe in the God of immeasurably more, and He will guide me and help me during this time. It is an awesome thing being able to step out in faith, but also very scary. If someone could pray for me to just completely focus on God and what He is calling me to do. To not follow the world but Him even if in the eyes of the world it doesn’t make sense. I would also love prayer for me to be able to be a light in the dark places, to show His love to every type of person. I am a work in progress, and yearn nothing more but to be His disciple.
    It excites me to see how God is moving, especially through this generation, and I am so blessed and His grace amazes me everyday. I thank you women for doing this; it truly does mean a lot. My mom has been doing Beth Moore’s Bible studies ever since I was a little girl, and from these Bible studies God has transformed my moms life leading into our lives as well. She calls Beth her girlfriend, and it is honestly great. I always used to ask her how they could be girlfriends if Beth had never met her, and she explained that she didn’t have to meet her to call her her girlfriend, which is very true! Through LPM I was also able to apply for a scholarship for my sister (18 months older than me) to go to the Passion Conference in Atlanta Georgia for college students and because of Beth Moore and her scholarship she was able to go for FREE and that weekend dedicated her life to Christ, and she has been beautifully changed ever since. What it comes down to is this ministry is something that has helped my family greatly through the years and I could not be more thankful for all God has done through Beth Moore, and her team! Thank you all! God is so great all the time, He ties everything together perfectly, and I am very thankful for the prayers!

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      Beth says:

      Hello Sweet Ivy ~

      I want you to know that as of today you will be prayed for by me.

      There is a tension I believe the Lord allows in our life between our great desire towards him and our inability to know what that looks like lived out. I’ve learned it’s okay to be in that place. it’s good because it makes our focus more intense upon Him. Don’t lose that heart Ivy. I will be praying for Him to guard your heart from distractions. For you to desire Him more greatly than any other thing in life. That you will know a peace and confidence in His guiding. Not to strive but to seek His Presence above all else. He is worth our everything!
      Lord, as Ivy sets out toward this seemingly opened door please be her guide. Help her to desire your path above any other path no matter how it looks. Close the door firmly if it isn’t your will. If it is let this family know your financial sufficiency as they trust in You.
      God speed and best wishes Ivy ~

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      Mandy Russell says:

      Ivy, it will be my privilege to pray for you for the next two weeks. How exciting that you feel God’s call to ministry. I am a 35 year old pastor’s wife from MS. I will pray specifically for you to discern His will concerning your decision about school and that He would be the greatest desire of your heart. I admire your active faith. Keep believing Him!

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      Stacey says:

      Hi Ivy~
      Yes, God is great all of the time and He does tie everything together perfectly. I believe it is by no small chance I read your comment today. I am 42, mother of two kids, married for 20 years. God is working in my life right now – I also feel He is calling me to something “more” – I’m just not quite sure what that is. I have recently felt Him reveal that it’s not about a ONE job, or assignment. It’s daily seeking Him, asking Him how He wants to use me today. Even though we have an age gap 🙂 I completely understand and appreciate your desire to serve, to seek Him about what He wants you to do. I consider it a privlege to pray for you. I would love to hear updates from you so if you want, please feel free to email me. [email protected]

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    Mary Beth Davidson says:

    Hi! I’m Mary Beth, 25 from Richmond, Kentucky. I have been called to missions for many years, and have lived in Tanzania. Now I am getting ready to go overseas long term, but the Lord has only called me to go, and has not told me where yet. I fell in love with the Quechua Indians in South America as a child, but left part of my heart in Africa – and I told the Lord wherever He would send me, I’d go! He has just called me to work with the poor and the helpless. I have to raise all of my support as well, so I look forward to seeing God work in all of these areas.

    Please pray He continue giving me discernment, that He would make clear the path! That He would prepare the hearts of those who need to hear the Gospel of truth and love. That He would continue to draw me closer and closer to His heart. And my heart’s desire is to one day be married, so please pray for the ministry of the man God already has picked out, that he may grow in the Lord as well. Thank you so much for your prayers, it’s wonderful to be part of the family of Christ! Hubarikiwe – blessings to you!

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      Shannon Lackey says:

      Mary Beth,
      I am so honored to pray for you! Thank you for your service and dedication to the Lord! I am praying for you as God unfolds His perfect plan in your life. I am praying that God will give you discernment to see clearly the path and have the courage to take each step in faith. May you feel His loving arms around you, His strength, and the peace that transcends understanding. I’m praying also for your future husband. Hubarikiwe!
      – Shannon Lackey in Columbia, SC

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    Kristina says:

    Thank you for this!! My name is Kristina and I am 24. I am from Charlotte, North Carolina. I am about to graduate from undergrad in a few weeks. I am currently working with a non-profit that fights against human trafficking. Next month we are opening up a home for rescued women who are 18 or older. I will be the house mom/Resident assistant. Right now they are not at a place where they can pay me. I will need to have some kind of income when I graduate. Trusting the Lord. He knows all.

    Pray that the Lord will strengthen me in my inmost being and fill me with His love and compassion!! Thank you so much!

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      Pam says:

      Kristina, it will be my privilege to pray for you! I live in Birmingham, AL. I also fight against human trafficking. I pray that He will fill you with the strength and passion and endurance you will need to serve the women who are rescued. I’m praying for the non-profit – that it will be a lighthouse that draws those who are hurting; that it will be a source of true hope that only comes from Jesus our Redeemer; that it will be run on sound business principles and will serve the ladies and the employees well. I also pray for funding for you as an RA. You are right – The Lord knows all and He has already worked out His plans for you.

      Psalm 33:20-22 ESV
      Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.
      For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.
      Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

      • Pam says:


        Praying as you get closer to your new position at the trafficking nonprofit. Praying that the financial issues are being resolved – and that you are being encouraged and supported by family and friends! Also, praying that you will lean into Jesus!

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      Lauren says:

      Kristina, I am also in Charlotte, NC. I am praying for you – that the Lord will provide for your every need, big and small. May He sustain a fire in you that will be used to change lives and bring glory to Him. Keep going, girl!

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    Hannah says:

    Hi! My name is Hannah, I am 23 years old living in the Dallas area.

    Last year I went through the hardest thing of my life, my parent’s divorce after 29+ years of being together. I know this has changed my outlook on all relationships, as much as I wish it would not. I feel as if I cannot trust anymore.

    Today I ask for your prayer over me that I will find someone who I can trust and this weight will be lifted off of me. I want to grow my relationship with Christ and be able to forgive my father for all that he has done in the past year. I am struggling with some major inner demons and want to feel more confident about myself, and stop settling for people in my life who do not value me. Your prayer would mean the world to me.

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      Cindy says:

      Hi Hannah,
      My name is Cindy and I am from Largo, FL. It would be my great privilege to lift you up in prayer. I am so very sorry about the tough time you have been having, but please know this…God can be trusted. Now, tomorrow and forever. That is something that I also learned through trial. You are precious in His sight and He longs to send you peace and comfort. Please know that I will be covering you in prayer.

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      Shannon Stevenson says:

      Hi Hannah,

      My name is Shannon and I live just down the highway from you about 2 hours in Tyler. I would love to pray for you and commit to do so. You are precious, loved and highly favored by your Creator and He has heard your cry!

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    pam says:

    I LOVE God’s brilliant ideas. Empty nester here who is writing a book (craziest idea God has ever had)…anyway, our lives have radically changed and I have a lot of free time right now. I was asking God if there was anything new I should be doing and here this blog post pops up. Brilliant and what a privilege to chat with our Father about some of these girls, to hear His heart for them.

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    Rachel says:

    What a blessing to pray for us! Thank you!

    I am 28 years old, a wife of 5.5 years to a wonderful follower of Christ who is the pastor of a small church, and mother to a beautiful 2 year old daughter with one more child on the way late this summer. We are seeking to raise our children in Christ in everything we do, but I realize that my relationship with God is not as strong as it should be. I want to have a passion for Him, to know and follow His mission for my life even if it costs me everything. I don’t presently follow with wholehearted abandon, but I WANT to! I know that there is nothing more important, but the tasks of part-time work and life and being a homemaker/wife and preschool-homeschooling mom can zap all my energy. I would appreciate prayer for wisdom with my family and relationships, for reaching out to the unchurched, and most of all, for deepening my walk with God.

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      tracie says:

      Hi Rachel!! I will be praying for you. I certainly understand what you are going thru. I will be praying for you & your family. Please feel free to email me @ tralyn1026@hot with any additional information.

      God bless you!

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    Melissa says:

    Thanks for doing this! Melissa – 28, Vicksburg, MS. My husband and I have a 9 month old baby boy and I would so appreciate your prayers as we are figuring out this parenting thing. Couple of specifics, we are starting on a several month journey of correcting a minor cosmetic issue for our little man and would appreciate prayers for a quick adjustment to and effectiveness of the device he has to wear. More than that, please pray that we will have opportunities to encourage others on the path behind us and be able to point them to Jesus. Also, I desperately want to be home more and am praying to be able to work part-time. It will be a miracle if my office approves it but praise God he is the God of miracles! And just in general, that God would increase my love for him and for others and as Beth said, help me maintain it! I want to shine brightly for Him. Thank you!!!

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      Julie Reynolds says:

      Dear sweet Melissa, it is my joy to partner with you in prayer! I will be praying for your precious son and for your peace during his surgery as well as an easy adjustment period. I will also be praying that God will use your family as instruments to point the way to Jesus. I hear your heart sweet girl and the ministry of motherhood is such sweet joy whether you are a SAHM or having to work outside the home. I will be praying that God will open doors and pour out blessing on you so that you can have the desires of your heart in this matter.

      I am asking our Father to give you a supernatural increase in your love for Him and to lead you to those that you can minister to in His love.

      It is my pleasure to pray for you Melissa! Please feel free to email me with any requests [email protected]

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    Natalie says:

    Natalie, 27 years old, living in China.

    My husband and I are m*ss*onaries in Southern China. We’ve lived here for the past 3 years. God has been gracious to give us a sweet 9 month old daughter. I’m SO humbled by the thought of you women praying for me and my family. Pray more than anything that I would love Christ more each day and hunger more for his Word. Pray for our marriage as we know and have seen firsthand that it is the first area the Enemy attacks in our ministry. Pray for me as I try to minister in a dark part of the world, with a baby on my hip. Pray that I would be bold to share and wise in mentoring young ladies in the Word.

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      Lindsey Currier says:

      Natalie, it would be my honor to pray for you. Thank you for your ministry and obedience to God! The darkness finds the light offensive, and the enemy does not want you ministering there. But our God is far above the schemes of the enemy, and He is able and willing to make you victorious in China, in your marriage, and in your personal walk with Him! Also, children are so precious, but remember that God can be trusted with every detail of their lives. I commit to praying for you. May God bless you, your family, and your ministry!

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    Rebecca Jordan says:

    Hi! My name is Rebecca; I am 25 years old. I have been married for 7 months to a godly man. I would ask for prayer for our marriage to be strengthened in The Lord, for direction in life and in ministry (he is a pastor), and for our love for God and others not to grow cold. Your prayers are so appreciated.

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      Fran Dockins says:

      Rebecca: Congrats on starting your life with a passion and ministry for God with the godly man you have married. I will be praying for both of you. I have been married for 25 years this July — amazing how time flies — and he is currently a deacon in our church. Therefore, I understand the demands of your time and his. I pray today that God be the center of your lives individually and as a couple. I pray that God strengthen and protect your marriage while you serve and love Him with all of your hearts.

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    Leah says:

    Hi! My name is Leah and I’m 28 years old from Ontario, Canada. I am a blessed mom of 3, soon to be 4! I could use prayer for a sound mind as I seem to be struggling quite a bit lately with anxiety and fear. I have been working thought this for the past couple of months and even though I have experienced a level of freedom, I have yet to be completely delivered. God is so good and I am increasingly thankful for who He is, especially as He walks by my side and reminds me of His truth through the darkness. Thank you so much!

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      Lisha says:

      Hi Leah,
      I will be praying for you over the next two weeks. I am in my early 50s, married for almost 26 years, have 3 children, and live in Alabama, USA. I can relate to your issues with anxiety and fear…I think so many moms, young and old alike, experience these. I am so glad to hear that you are trusting God to guide you through the fear and towards God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand (Phil 4:7). Please know that I am praying to our heavenly father on your behalf and continue to claim his goodness and strength to endure. God bless you, sweet sister!

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    Mollie says:

    My name is Mollie. I’m 23 and live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I just moved here in January from Missouri to take my first “grown up” job after graduating from college in December. Here are a few things I would love prayer for!

    – I’m officially becoming a member of my church this Sunday. I praise God daily for blessing me so quickly with a wonderful church home and all the relationships I’ve already built there. Pray that I will continue to get involved in my church and really find “my place” to serve and love others.

    – Pray that I will maintain close ties with my family despite being 6 hours from home now.

    – I went on a first date on Monday that quickly led to a second date on Tuesday. It was the best first date I have EVER had. Pray for that new relationship and that it would be Christ centered.

    – Pray that my friendships I’ve made here will continue to grow and that my long distance ones will be sustained as well

    – Finally, pray that I will view my career as a ministry opportunity and show grace and love to others. I work with several believers but I’m realizing how easy it is to hide my light at work. I want worship Christ in EVERYTHING I do.

    Thank you so much!!!

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      Julie Reynolds says:

      Hi Mollie, I’m Julie and I am also from Alabama. It will be my pleasure to pray for you in the coming days, weeks.

      I am asking God to bless you as you find your place in your new church home. I will be praying for your new relationship that if it is God’s will that He will lead you both to center your relationship on Him.

      Your heart for maintaining relationships both with family and new friends sounds like such sweet music to this grandmother. I will be praying that God will lead you and sustain you as you go.

      God bless you sweet girl! I will be praying as you adjust in a new job, new city, new church and new relationships that the familiarity of Christ will sustain you and breathe fresh life to you each day.

      My email is [email protected] if you have any requests.

      In His Service,

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    Katie says:

    This is so wonderful!!

    Hi, my name is Katie, I’m 26 and from Atlanta. I’ve been married 7 years and have 3 children, 6, 4, and 9 months. My husband and I are in the certification process of becoming foster parents. We have always felt a pull toward caring for orphans and God has led us to foster care first. Where this takes us we don’t know but we just want to be open and available. I’m currently homeschooling but am not sure if that will be the best thing for our family when we have additional children in our care. I want to do what is best for every one and not operate out of fear or uncertainty. Some other things I have been praying for is that we’d be able to love these kids like our own, that they’d feel like they are part of our family even if its short term, that we’d be able to support them AND their parents in restoring what is broken, that we would be able to create a strong support system through family and friends. A big prayer of protection over everyone, the foster children, our children, my husband and I and our marriage. I know the enemy will want to sneak in anywhere he can! And of course pray that we’d LOVE. That we would not waiver in our faith or our obedience, that we would always seek him and be filled with his love so we can pour it out on ALL the people around us.

    Thank you so much!!!!!!

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      De says:

      Hi Katie,
      I would be honored to pray for you in your endeavors in not only raising your own children but in being the hands and feet of Jesus to those who have not been born into the best of circumstances.
      I live in Athens, GA, so we are close in proximity and I have a ministry, Little Flock Quilts, that I make quilts for foster children (I have good friends who do exactly what you are doing and it inspired me!!) so your post popped out to me!! I am praying right now for the Lord’s hand of protection on you and your family and will continue to lift you up!!

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      Julie says:

      Katie, I feel like you and I have similar paths! I’m in North Carolina, but am 25 (will be 26 in July), my husband and I have been married for almost 7 years and we have 3 kids (6, almost 5 and almost 4). We have also discussed wanting to adopt, but the Lord hasn’t given us the right timing for that step yet. I would LOVE to lift you up in prayer as you await your foster child(ren) and all the wonderful (and scary) changes that will come with that. I will be praying for your marriage and family, that our Father’s love, patience, mercy and grace will flow through you and that HE will guide you as you make your upcoming decisions.

      Much Love in Christ,

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    Beth says:

    Mrs. Beth, I can’t begin to explain how much I needed to read this today – especially the part about our past not dictating our ability to serve and have a pure heart. I have I admit, I was getting cynical.
    I am on this trip called the World Race. It is an 11 month mission trip where we spend each month in a different country. We are in month 8 in Ukraine after spending time in Africa and Asia. Our Race has been taxing on me. I have thuroighly enjoyed spending time serving and getting to know so many people, but I am so weary now. We stop through in Atlanta this Sunday night on a layover before we get to Central America where we will spend the next three (final three) months of this trip. I am excited, but also having trouble not focusing on the future AFTER the race.

    This week satan has been attacking me with so many thoughts I know aren’t true and adding to the anxieties I have. I am 23 and so so excited for how God will use me in the future, but I’m in need of serious strength and healing from The Lord. I want to finish step and finish changed. I want to go home in August and serve The Lord STILL with furvor and excitement, with joy and with perseverance. I don’t want to be unchanged or resistant to change and I absolutely don’t want to get caught up in worries and anxieties about he past or the future!

    Thank you so much for praying – all of you ladies! I can’t begin to tell you how this community has impacted me and helped me grow so much in the past few years! Several of you have become close friends and several of you have challenged me to be all of what God has called me to be. Nothing replaces face to face community, but you all are the next best thing to me. 🙂

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      Natalie says:


      Wow an 11 month missions trip…that would have anyone exhausted mentally, physically and emotionally. I am 31 years old and live in Nashville, TN. I would be happy to pray for your heart to keep loving well, be a passionate Christ follower and servant, and be able to preserve and fight the good fight of faith over the long haul!

      Thank you Jesus that being aware of our problem is the first step. I thank you that Beth sees that this are could be a problem and is not turning a blind eye to it. I thank you Lord for guarding and protecting her heart in the name of Jesus.

      Much love!

      • Beth Barron says:

        Thank you so so much, Natalie. I can’t begin to explain how glorious it is to have your prayers. God is faithful and he hears your heart. I’m so thankful for you!

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      Susan says:

      Dear Beth, It is an honour to pray for you. I am impressed by your dedication to undertake such an arduous mission journey and it is not surprising that you are feeling exhausted. I will pray that you are aware of the Lord’s guidance for the future and will have renewed energy for the last three months of the trip. ‘We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.’ I love the fact that you mention community as I had just been reading on another Christian blog the importance of community, especially for women.

      • Beth says:

        Thank you so much for that reminder of scripture and for your prayers. They mean more to me than I could begin to tell you!

        God has taught me so much about community over the past few years. I was privileged to have an incredible community during my last few years of college that have both challenged and encouraged me in the biggest ways. This trip has taught me a lot about community as well. There are over 50 of us on my squad and God has taught me to love each one. Living in teams of 7 has also been a source of growth. We just finished one month of “feministry.” The guys were all together for “manistry” month and we did “feministry.” It’s so necessary for women and men to both have community. I’m so thankful. =)

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      Mandy says:


      I am Mandy & I live in Georgia. I will be praying for you as you complete this year on mission. “Lord, I come to you now praying for Beth. Please be her strength and confidence as she completes her year on mission. Please work in her and through her in this unique experience. I bind Satan in the strong name of Jesus and ask that he will have no power in her life. Please remove any guilt, anxiety, or doubt that she is facing. Remind her that you are a string tower and that when the righteous run to you they are safe. Fill Beth with hope and peace as she trusts you for each today of the next three months. You are all she needs and you know exactly what she needs. Give victory over worry and anxiety and give her a clear since of your personal love for her. In Christ’s name, Amen.”

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      Deanna says:

      Sweet Beth! My name is Deanna. I’m 44 years old and recently moved to Houston, TX. I am just catching up on my emails and was PRAYING there would be someone left for me to cover in prayer! Know that I am taking you to the Throne!! Praying the fruits of your labor and love will grow bountifully!! Praying that you will see His clear plan for you for the “after”. Praying His strength over you to finish the race He has set before you even stronger than the first 9 mos. PLEASE keep in touch with me and let me know how you’re doing.

      • Beth says:

        Deanna! Thank you so much. I would absolutely love to keep in touch with you. My email & blog are linked here if you click my name!

      • Beth Barron says:

        Deanna, I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your prayers so much and I am home safely! I am currently interviewing for a wonderful job and simply trusting that God will provide. Thank you again for your encouragement and prayer!

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    Rachel says:

    I’m 24. Married for 2 years and simply trying to serve my church.
    I nanny for a family. I want to show this family Jesus. Teach my babies at an early age how wonderful Jesus is. I want to serve better, but also in the midst of serving, knowing who I am in Christ which is make my serving even better. Learning both. Been an amazing journey!

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      Kathleen says:

      Hello, Rachel…I’m Kathleen and I would be thrilled to lift your name up to our Heavenly Father!!! I’m 41 and have been married for 18 years. Oh, how I remember those early married years. I love your hearts desire, to know Christ more and more…that’s just flat our wonderful!!

      Praying for you, my sister in Christ!!
      Kathleen 🙂

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      Lori says:


      I will be praying that you came be the light this family needs. I have no doubt that Jesus sees your willingness and eagerness to serve and be used by Him. He will honor your desires for Him, trust in that and revel in that as well. What exciting things He has in store for you and your family as you strive to serve and grow in Him!!!

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    Emma says:

    My name is Emma, I’m 23, and I live in Shawnee, KS (KC area). I graduated from college 2 years ago and am currently working my second job since graduation and I just don’t really love it. The problem is, I’m not really sure what my dream job is and the Lord is withholding that at the moment. I’m trying to be patient and focus on learning what He has for me in this season but sometimes I just want to feel like I’m actively being used for something bigger. Prayers for my patience and that I would continue to grow in love and knowledge and wisdom of Him would be appreciated!

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      Kirsten says:

      Hi Emma,
      I will definitely be praying for you! I have two daughters that are in the same stage you are in… just graduated from college, both on their second jobs and just trying to find their place. I do believe He has plans for each of us- but sometimes getting us there is a process. I’m in my 40’s and still don’t know what my dream job is and I haven’t stopped working since I graduated from college. I wouldn’t change one experience I have had…each place God put me taught me something new. Hang in there! I will be praying

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      Hannah says:


      I was just scrolling through some of these comments and read yours and it totally resonated with me. I’m in my 20s also, but I want you to know that I will be praying for you because I also am asking God to reveal His dream for my life. Stay the course and keep being faithful. He uses all the little details to form us into the person we need to be in order for Him to give us our dream. Praying for you to be content in the waiting and just pursue Jesus with everything you have. He won’t fail you!

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    Chelsea says:

    What a moving idea! I’m so thankful for the prayers of you wonderful people!

    I’m a college student in Texas and the University ministry at my church is an absolutely life changing one. I know this because it altered my own life so dramatically. We have a weekly college worship service and sermon that sees about 250-350 students per week, which is absolutely a blessing from God Himself – but we need to reach more. On a campus of 7,000 students, we are a small voice among many. Please pray that we become a large voice – that this university will become known for its outstanding college ministries and not its status as a “party school”.

    Also, there are a number of young leaders within our ministry who are embarking on overseas mission trips or spending the summer at Christian youth camps (myself included) and these excursions depend greatly on prayer to be successful. So if you would pray for God to have His hand upon these students and lead them in their everyday actions during this summer, we would greatly appreciate it.

    You are all a monumental blessing – thank you so much for supporting us!

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      Deanna says:

      Sweet Chelsea, I am praying for you. I’m 44 and just moved to the Houston area 5 weeks ago. Taking you to the Throne this morning!

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    Rachel says:

    Rachel, 28, Winchester, KY — I am a wife, new mom, and currently a full-time reporter for a daily newspaper, although I am considering switching to full-time mom. I am praying that I will make the right decision regarding work/family life balance, and, more than anything, teach my daughter to love Jesus with her whole heart!

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      Tina B. says:

      Rachel, I would be honored to intercede on your behalf. My name is Tina (38) and I live in Kernersville NC. I can relate to what you are feeling. When I was your age my daughter was 2 1/2 and felt The Lord leading me to leave the public workforce to support my husband who is self employed and to also be a stay at home mom. It didn’t make sense financially on paper but we obeyed. Through that obedience The Lord increased my husbands business to replace my income. We still have struggles at times as many do, but I can assure you that God has always been our provider. Listen to your heart and what The Lord has placed there. You will never regret it. This month marks 9 years that our family made that decision. No regrets! God bless you and give you peace.

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      Tina B. says:

      Rachel, I want you to know The Lord has brought you to my mind several times since yesterday. I still feels so honored to pray for you. I will continue to pray for you each time The Lord brings you to my mind and heart. God Bless.

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    Amanda M says:

    Thank you for this wonderful ministry Beth!

    I’m Amanda and I live in central North Carolina. I would love prayer for my ministry. When I first answered God’s call to write I felt like I knew the exact direction He was leading me in. In the past six months or so, I feel like everything has just got jumbled and I’m confused on the direction God wants me to take my ministry. I know He is doing a good work in me and is preparing me during this time, but I feel like I’m at a standstill with my ministry.

    Also, over the past year I have felt the Lord place human trafficking awareness on my heart as part of my ministry. I have felt Him leading me to host an event at my church for this, but I am praying over what He wants this event to be. I would love extra prayers as I wait for guidance from Him.

    Thank you so much!

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      Lisa says:

      Amanda, I would be honored to pray for you and I will. I spent several years in the place you described–Waiting and trying to figure out what God wanted me to do. The answer is worth the wait!! Hang in there and keep seeking.

      I also have human trafficking heavy on my heart. I am partnering with a couple of ministries in the Dominican Republic who are fighting that very thing. They have some options for events you can have at your church that would help the cause–if you are interested in more ideas! I will certainly pray for you as seek Him.

      • Amanda M says:

        Thank you for your prayers Lisa. I appreciate them so much! It helps to hear about someone’s elses story like yours, and how God waited for the pefect time to reveal His plan. I’m going to check out that organization in the Dominican Republic and thank you for the resource! Will be praying for you as well. 🙂

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    Carolyn says:

    This is amazing – prayer would be greatly appreciated!
    I am Carolyn, 27 years old, from Niagara, New York. Married for almost 3 years now but unsatified with the spiritual relationship I share with my husband. It’s honestly become more “duty” than love for Christ. We could both definitely benefit from prayer. We also don’t know where we are supposed to go, but we both feel like where we are is just not “right”. We moved here last fall but several things have come up that just seem like we are supposed to move again. We are not settled, we don’t have peace, we just don’t know where to go but we want to be where God wants us. Also, close friends are going through a divorce after only 2 years of marriage and that is scary. Prayer for our marriage to be protected and sustained would also be appreciated. Thank you!!

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      Jenn says:

      Carolyn, I will be praying for you and your husband for the next two weeks.
      Jenn, Orlando FL

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      Lisa says:

      Hi! My name is Lisa. I live in a little town outside of Nashville, Tennessee with my husband, Eric of 31 years.
      Your letter jumped out at me. I have also had that “duty” feeling and not being where I really thought we were suppose to be. After many years, He has drawn me to Him in a fresh, exciting way and it’s all because of love. I will pray for you and your husband.
      Lord God, I come before you humbly. In awe of who you are. Knowing you are our Maker and Creator. Trying to fathom the great way You love us. I just praise you Father.
      I am coming to you for my sister Carolyn. I pray Father you will show Yourself to Carolyn and her husband. Draw them to Jesus in a fresh new way. I pray in Jesus name that all things that are not of you will be hushed and they will be able to hear You alone in their lives, that you will flow peace and direction all on them. Cover their marriage Lord. I pray you will give them a desire for You and each other that is fierce and exciting!
      Lord, this unsettling feeling they have, show them what it’s coming from and direct their path.
      I thank you Lord for Carolyn and her husband. I thank you now Lord for what You are doing and are going to do in their lives. I thank you for Jesus, our way to you.
      Carolyn~ Please know I will continue to pray for your sweet family~ In Jesus~ Lisa

      • Carolyn says:

        Thank you both so much Jenn and Lisa!! I am touched and so grateful for your intercession on my/our behalf. May God richly bless you both!! I am thanking God for you both and praying for you too. Love in Jesus name!

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    Laura says:

    My name is Laura, Im 22 years old and live in Chesapeake VA. Ive been married for 2 years and have a 1 year old son. My husband is in the military, so we are moving around a lot! Its been hard on us to be so far away from our family in CA. I love my husband and our life but we just recently had a discussion on our walks with Christ. We havent been happy with our lack of commitment to the Lord, and we both felt ashamed for being so distant with the Lord. We are thankful for this disruption in our happy lives, that we no longer feel joy without the Lord in our daily routine. Please pray for us. Please pray the my husband become the spiritual leader that the Lord wants him to be. Please pray that the Lord may renew his strength in an worldly work environment. Please pray for me that I maybe able to support my husband and lift him up with biblical encouragement. Pray for the military challenges that we will be facing this year, its going to be crazy and scary. Pray for our marriage that God may strengthen it in new ways that center around the Lord. The list can go on and on but it comes down to the Lord being the center of our lives and that we continue to thirst for Him.

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      Susan B. says:

      Laura – I will be praying for you. What a time of transition for you. God is working mightily in your life already. I have read several of the 20’s posts, and I hope it helps you to know that so many of us have been where you are. Not in the exact same circumstances, but in the same place spiritually. It’s such a journey, and God is loving and gracious and guides us along His path.

      I’m located in South Carolina and in my mid-50’s.

      Much love to you…Susan B.

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      CyndaP says:

      Laura, I currently live in Newnan, GA, but spent many years in Chesapeake, VA and it holds a special place in my heart, especially the Navy wives. I will commit to pray for you and your sweet family.

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      Laura says:

      Thank you so much ladies! It is much appreciated! I am overwhelmed with your kindness and prayers.

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    Kristina says:

    Wow. What a timely post. For this post my name is Kristina. I am 25 and I live in Georgia. This is timely, because I am constantly struggling with the mid-20’s crisis. I have really experience this struggle since I graduated from college almost four years ago. I was fortunate to find a job (although I did not enjoy this job and have now changed jobs) right out of college, marry my high-school sweetheart two months later, and buy a house six months after marriage. However, I have struggled with the transition into adulthood, the reality that things are as easy as they once were, and the many life changes that have come over the fast few years. I am trying so hard to live for the Lord and live according to His plan, but my wants, desires, and dreams keep coming to the surface. I am in a job that is much better than my original job, but I don’t fully love it and desire more to my life. I often struggle with confusion about who I am and who I want to be or where I am going in life. It has been so refreshing to see the posts by other 20-somethings and to know that so many struggle with these same feelings. Ironically, I am writing this at work, just shortly after a patient made a rude comment. It’s interesting to see how satan prowls around just waiting to knock you down. I am asking for prayers for guidance, peace in waiting, and joy to follow His plan. The good Lord has thrown many curve balls in my life over the past few years that I most certainly did not expect. They have been quite challenging, but I have also had many good learning experiences from them, I have grown, and I know I’m better for them. I pray that He will bless all of you and help you through your challenges. Thank you for your prayers.

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      melody says:

      Kristina….I can totally relate to your struggles to find God’s purpose for you & striving to walk in peace & joy while waiting on His perfect timing & plan!! That you recognize what God requires of each of us & acknowledging that it not easy but you are trying & made an effort to share on this blog…thank you for that!! I am praying an abundance of peace & joy for you as you wait! I pray for strength & perseverance to stand firm & remain firm & obedient in whatever God reveals to you! Luv u with the love of Our Christ & Redeemer, Melody from Georgia (Is 40:31)

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      Emily says:

      i am also 25 and can relate to the feeling of transitioning to adulthood. just the other day i was thinking to myself ” i dont feel any older than i did when i was in high school”. lol!

      I completely understand about working a job that u dont completely love. i work as a lab tech at a hospital and sometimes i really have to ask God why am i here?
      i get my answers 🙂 the people i work with don’t know Jesus. my patient interaction is limited but i really do love people and God is revealing that to me.

      i am praying for u!! Kristina! i pray that u will be blessed at your job and in our marriage! i am praying Gods best for u!
      if satan knocks u down, kick him in the face!! pray for that person with all your heart after your they says something rude to you.
      I pray God gives you joy and peace to u at your job. God is good! Amen!

      have a great day!!

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    Erica Landers says:

    My name is Erica. I am 23 years old and living in San Angelo, Texas. I always get the blog emails a day late. I was so excited about this though that I had to join in. I would like prayer for the call of God that I feel is on my life. Satan tried to take me early from this life with cancer at 6 years old. Doctors told my parents I would not survive, but I am alive today thanks to the healing power of Jesus. Years later after being in a wheelchair, I was told I would never walk again, but I am walking today! I still have numerous health challenges. I have to wake up every morning and trust God that He will provide my every need. The last two years Satan has been attacking me again, but with crippling fear and panic attacks. I’m about to graduate college and enter a new season of life. I would greatly appreciate prayer for a reassurance of the grace, strength, and peace that I know God has already provided for me.

    I love you Beth! Your ministry has greatly impacted my life. My church took part in a simulcast you did in October 2012. I still go back and read my notes from your message that day. Your teaching is truly life changing. Thank you for your boldness to preach Jesus.

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      mary kathryn says:

      My name is Mary Kathryn and I will pray for you for the next two weeks. I live in Tennessee, am married and have 2 children. My son struggles with fear and anxiety. So when I saw that in your comment, I knew I wanted to pray for you. I am praying now that God will send his dove of peace to guard your heart and mind. That he will go before you and make clear yur path. I am asking God to answer our prayers that yur faith and testimony might grow.
      God bless you,

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    Jessica says:

    Hi my name is Jessica.

    I am in my 20s, a Pastor’s wife, and a mom of three.

    Since planting a church with my husband, and being a mom of three, my time is consumed with all that being those things brings. I long to be at the feet of Jesus, but can’t find time. I have the desire to read the word, I just don’t. I need the “desire” to desire to read the word again! I feel like I am fighting against time these days, and worry even if I had time, would I get around to doing those things. Seems as though my heart and mind don’t align. My heart desires everything Jesus, but my mind seems distracted by the chaos of chasing toddlers, church life, and the daily jobs of being a stay at home mom/wife.
    I want that fiery passion that sets my heart ablaze for Jesus, that burns everyone I come in contact with. I want to feel and welcome the love of Jesus in my life again. I want to read the word, and desire to never put the bible down or out of reach again. I want to drown in Jesus’ presence and out of the overflow live my life.
    I’m tired of running on fumes. I never want my tank to be empty again. And I want the heart to fight for it. I need the heart to fight for Jesus.

    I’m worn.

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      Barbara says:

      Hi, Jessica, my daughter is also married to a pastor and is the mother of 5 young children. I would be honored to pray for you!

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      Sarah says:

      Hi Jessica,

      My name is Sarah, and I’m a pastor’s wife too. We’ve pastored a church in Wisconsin since the same time we had kids, seven years ago. I have two daughters.

      I so feel the cry of your heart! I can’t tell you how many journal entries I have with these exact thoughts from when my girls were younger. <3

      I will be praying for YOU the next two weeks. But for now, be encouraged, sister. Know that God sees the desire of your heart- the desire to be with Him. And with God, everything comes down to the heart. So what's more important than the schedule of a disciplined time with God is that your HEART longs to be with Him. Keep that longing and desire alive and well.

      And know that everything you are doing, when you do it as unto Him, IS ministry. Changing a diaper, praying with someone at church, making a meal, doing laundry, washing the dishes, preparing for service, encouraging your husband…. all these things ARE ministry when done as unto the Lord. And your heart and spirit can commune with Him in the midst of it all. These things aren't taking you away from ministry, they are ministry. Find a Scripture to dwell on for a day, or a week; and dwell on it as you are in the midst of the chaos.

      When you love on those babies, you are loving Jesus. When you listen to that church member, you're listening to Jesus. When you help your husband, you are helping Jesus.

      And I WILL be praying for Him to refresh YOU. <3

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      Lauar says:

      I am praying for you even though I am in my 20s I just can only imagine what the Lord has in store for you so I am praying for just a restoration of your soul and heart to have a renewed spirit to serve and worship Him with!

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      Lauren says:

      Jessica, I’m praying for you!
      I’m from Nashville. I’ve struggled with daily quiet times too. He will give you the desires of your heart!
      And the more you seek Him, the more those desires will be for more of Him. Isn’t He always willing to give us more of Himself?
      Love you sister in Christ, You better believe I’ll be praying for you!!

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    Lisa says:

    Hi! My name is Lisa and I live in a small town in Illinois. I am currently following a call to ministry and am in school pursuing that. I work at my church and do recovery ministry there. I believe that, for the time being, I am where the Lord wants me, but I am beginning to feel a restlessness and a call to action…I’m just not sure what that looks like right now. If you could please pray for direction and a willingness to be obedient I would be so grateful. Thank you!

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      Barbara says:

      Hi Lisa,

      I will definitely pray for you! As a 33yr old, my tiny bit of wisdom is that even when feeling restless, do your best to be excellent where you are right now so that when God says it is time to move on, you won’t have any regrets.
      Be blessed!

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    Heather says:

    Hello! My name’s Heather, I’m 24 years old, I live in the UK and my husband and I are about to launch a new site for our church in September.

    Yesterday, I launched Beth Moore’s James study in our church, it’s the first women’s bible study that we’ve ever run and we had over 50 women of all ages turned up (my team was aged between 19-24 so I was honoured to be able to serve those women that we’ve grown up learning from in our community)!

    I would love prayer for exactly what Beth spoke about in this post: for God to continually stir fire in my bones for His Word and for His mission, for God to sustain it in me and teach me how to guard it through my lifespan. That I’d never accept coldness, I’d never be cynical, I’d have a pure heart and continuously fight for love.

    I love being part of a WORLDWIDE community, we Brits are learning from our sisters in Christ overseas, we love you and are so fond of you all.

    Thank you friends!

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      Denise says:

      Hi Heather! I am an American living in the UK!! My family has been here for almost 2 years on a 2 year job assignment for my husband. We return to America in July. We have been a part of a church here (in Stafford, England) that has planted a church in Cannock, England. We are very involved in the church plant and believe it is at least part of the reason God called us here. I will be praying for you and your husband as you prepare to launch a new site for your church in September. Praying for God to stir that fire in your bones for His Word and His mission, for Him to sustain it in you and teach you how to guard it throughout your life. That you would not accept coldness, never be cynical and have a pure heart, continuously fighting for love.

      Blessings to you!!
      Denise Bruce
      [email protected]

      • Heather says:

        Hi Denise,

        Thanks so much for your prayers – they’ve been making such a difference this last week, on Thursday we secured a venue for our new meeting which we are delighted about (it’s taken us 9 months for that to happen so we’re ecstatic!) We’re based in Bracknell in the South of the UK, it’s so encouraging to hear others are coming from the US to help the UK church, we appreciate you so much.

        Love Heather X

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      Meg Ebba says:

      Hello, Heather! I’m going to pray for you and what a pleasure, because don’t you need extra covering when you launch bible studies and new church sites?! I am going to adopt you guys for two weeks. I can’t wait! I will start now, asking God to protect you from the evil one who does not like what you’re doing. I’ll also pray for more and more people to show up to church and to the bible studies, especially non-Christians because I feel like that’s probably a big part of your heart for your country. Cannot wait to see what God will do in and through you!

      Meg Ebba
      New Hampshire, USA

      • Heather says:

        Hi Meg,

        Thanks so much for your prayers! We had our second bible study last night and I’m so overwhelmed by how many people turned up (it was a good problem to have but slightly chaotic!!), we had another 10 women so now have 60 all together, some very new christians too that have joined us through the Mum’s group so it’s great to see them getting into God’s word – your prayers have made such a difference! My husband and I have had the most hectic of weeks (with preaching, venue meetings about the new site, roles on Sundays, various social commitments). This morning on the way to work, I really felt that God has been strengthening and sustaining us this week. We couldn’t have kept going without Him. So thank you so much, I really appreciate the community you offer and each prayer you gave to God for us. If there’s anyway I can prayer for you in return Meg, do let me know.

        Love Heather X

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      Kate says:

      Hi Heather….I asked God for someone from the UK to pray for when I saw this blog entry…and there you were!

      I am in the UK too, and like you, God has used Living Proof to bless me massively over the past few years. I have done James…so know the journey you are embarking on.

      Will be praying for you as you have asked over the next couple of weeks…and may you know the Fathers blessing and keeping, his face turned towards you, his graciousness and his peace.

      • Heather says:

        Hey Kate,

        James is a great series, we initially did it with my small group and are now doing it a second time round for all the women in the church – our pastor is doing a preaching series on Sunday about James so it’s a great resource for the women to get their teeth into!

        It’s great to find other UK based girls on here to encourage and support, I appreciate your prayers for me, let me know how I can pray for you also!

        Love Heather X

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    Haley says:

    Howdy ladies! My name is Haley and I’m 27 years old, from Statesville, NC. I’m married to one of the greatest teachers of the Word of God that I know. He takes every opportunity to preach/teach/sing God’s Word and allows God to flow through him in such a humble way. I am blessed. My prayer request is this: I want to be a strong wife. The kind of wife whose faith is unwavering. Seasons of warfare seem to be longer and harder. I ask for prayer for my mind, my heart, and my spirit…that they may be pure and kept under the shadow of the Almghty as we minister. I thank you all for sweet prayers.

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      Susan says:

      Haley, it will be my honor to pray for you for the next 14 days here in Birmingham, AL. My daughter is also a minister’s wife, and I know she shares your struggle. You are called by Our Lord to a very special ministry that requires wearing many hats…serving Him, His church and her people while maintaining the “perfect” home and marriage. The expectations are mind-blowing! Those impossible-to-fulfill expectations can bring on some dark times. I’ll be praying that His Light will fill those times for you. Hang in there! Love the Light and you’ll be just fine!

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    Leah Brannon says:

    My name is Leah and I’m 26 years old from Georgia. I currently work as a dental hygienist and also am on staff with a ministry that provides free healthcare to the uninsured in our community. I have worked with this ministry for over six years and have seen the Lord work in mighty ways. Those who work in ministry know how rewarding but also how draining it can be. I have grown up in church, but feel that my relationship with the Lord is at a standstill. Due to some past sin that has led to the chains of addiction I am really struggling to break free and let the Lord use His power and might to overcome…it’s not about me trying harder!
    Please pray for a complete breakthrough in my life.
    Deep down I know I am believer, but things have been crowding in and it’s time to cut the chains.
    I also have a best friend that serves in a ministry in Africa that I am dying to serve with her. I know it’s not the right time, and I also know that in my current spiritual state I wouldn’t be much help.
    Thank you in advance for your prayers. I am almost crying at the thought of a complete stranger lifting me up before the Throne of Heaven. Please pray as the Lord leads.

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      Sara F says:

      Hi Leah, my name is Sara and I live in Texas. I’m 34 years old & a mom to 3 little boys. My husband works for a dental implant company so we’re talking teeth around here everyday too. I’m honored to lift you up in prayer. I identify with your season of life and that spirit of holding onto the truth while surrendering to the thought of being in full control of when you come out of it. I recently went through a surprise pregnancy after we took medical steps to protect my health. But the Lord wanted me to be sure this was no mistake, a real miracle child. I had serious and painful health complications from the beginning, was on full bedrest for 7 months, and had further complications at delivery that nearly cost us both our lives. But God. He had a purpose in my suffering, in my surrender to my situation and we are both healthy and strong 4 months later. My heart is glad to lift you up in prayer. I pray he affirms your callings to serve Him and be a light in this world. I pray he gives you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in His word. I pray he fills you with holy strength and power, overflowing with hope and excitement for your future. I pray he gives you vision for your future and the great plans he has in store for you. Bless you friend! I’m praying.

      • Leah Brannon says:

        Oh my goodness, I am just now seeing your sweet response! I am so blessed and honored that you would choose to pray for me. “A spirit of wisdom and revelation”…someone was just talking about praying that prayer over myself every morning when I open the Word. Coincidence…I think not!!
        How wonderful for you to see the Lord’s work in your own life in regards to your health and new pregnancy. I am so thankful to hear that both you and new baby are doing well.
        I am thankful that there are people out there who “talk teeth” as much as I do. I have a sister who is a nurse and it drives our friends crazy when we get into medical conversations because they can’t understand any of our lingo or it’s too “graphic” for them. Haha! I hope you have a wonderful day full of peace and joy in the Lord!
        Thanks again, Sara. I am blessed to know you on this blog.

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      Jo says:

      Hi Leah,
      My name is Jo and I live in England, UK. So many aspects of your message touched my heart and it would be a privilege for me to pray for you in all the things you are facing at this time. I will pray that you will know God’s love, peace and presence with you in a more real way than you have ever known. That you will be blown away by the depth of His passion for you and that you will see evidence of the Holy Spirit working in every area of your life. I believe that you will find freedom in Jesus which will allow you to step into all the plans He has for you and I pray that God will bring someone alongside you who can help you through this. Much love to you x

      • Leah Brannon says:

        I love that name! One of my favorite books/movies is “Little Women” and Jo March is my favorite character!
        You have no idea what a blessing your words are to my soul. I am just now seeing this response, but I know that not a prayer has been wasted. Thank you so much for being willing to pray for a complete stranger. What part of England do you live in? I am stopping over on a layover in mid-July on my way back from Uganda.
        Have a blessed day in Jesus!


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    Janet says:

    I would like to pray for one of these young ladies!

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    Allison says:

    My name is Allison and I am 26 years old. I live in Wilmington, NC and work at the hospital as an occupational therapist. I need prayer for healing. I have been out of work for six weeks now due to a stress fracture in my leg. I got this injury running my first half marathon. After training for two and a half months I sustained this injury and had to stop at mile 12 with one mile to go. These past couple weeks have been very frustrating as I am a very active individual and it’s hard to just stop everything you love. Each day is getting better.. I’m walking better but still not 100% (on crutches these couple weeks and now weaning off) I have another follow up with the doctor on Monday- praying I can get back to my job and routine. Also over the past couple days I have been dealing with allergies and totally lost my voice and it has not come back (it’s been four days!). I know God is a healer and I realize it’s not on my timing.. But I am losing patience and just need peace about the entire situation. Thank you for taking your time to read this and pray for me. I truly appreciate it!

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      Cheri says:

      I am a physical therapist in Indianapolis and walked my first half marathon last fall. I understand your frustrations with slow healing and the difficulties it is placing on you to work along with spring allergies. I will pray for peace and patience for you and that you may be encouraged by God’ s healing touch. Cling to him as you serve each day.

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      Kristine says:

      I will pray specifically for you these next weeks. I totally relate to your emotions and your need to rest more fully in God. I broke my ankle recently and have also struggled with losing my voice (as a teacher, I need it daily). I will pray that you will see God in this situation in a fresh way. He is so ready and able to meet ALL your needs.

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      Pat says:

      Hi Allison,
      I would be honored to pray for you for the next 14 days. I am 51,live in Indiana, am married, and have 2 teenage daughters. I work as a PT in a hospital–similar to your situation. I broke my ankle 10 years ago and was off work for 2 1/2 months. I feel your pain! What I learned from that experience was that the Lord was all I needed. I spent alot of time in the Psalms and drew great comfort and peace from God’s Word. I had to be still and quiet, which is NOT usual for me! I’ll have to admit I didn’t like it, but looking back, it was an extraordinary time of learning about the Lord. I pray that you also will have peace and patience with this process. I pray that the Lord will provide complete healing, but please be patient with yourself and provide the needed rest for that leg to heal! 🙂 It’s hard but so worth it!I pray that you will draw near to the Lord and He will draw near to you and reveal Himself in new and magnificent ways, strengthening your faith. I pray that this will turn out to be a memorable time, that you will be thankful for later. May the Lord bless you and keep you! In God’s peace, Pat

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    Michele says:

    Love this idea – what a blessing it is and a calling we have to intercede for one another! I am blown away by the body of Christ in my sisters that I know in person and now also through here.

    I’m 27, living in Philadelphia and have a demanding career in consulting that I do not want to define me – my identity is in Christ and what He has in store for me… still waiting to see how He writes the story my life, in terms of where to live, how best to serve, etc. I’m single and for the most part ok with it, and I besides work and church, I fill my time with marathons and triathlons, book clubs and alumni activities, but I know that a relationship is still a desire on my heart that I do struggle with. Beyond my singleness, I’d ask for prayers with stewarding my time and resources, to best bring glory to Him and not myself! Thanks from the bottom of my heart!

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      Deanna says:

      Michelle, I am honored to pray for you!! I, too, am a runner. I will be taking you to the Throne this day and each day forward!!

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    Stacey says:

    Hi Jessica. I’m Stacey. I’m 43 and live in Lincoln, Nebraska. I’m a stay at home mom of four kids, and although they are all in school now, your post so resonates with me. Girlfriend, I am going to be praying my heart out for you. Jesus is still there, he knows you and loves you and is with you no matter what miniscule moments make up your day.

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    Karen says:

    Hi – I am Karen – I’m 26, living in Charlottesville, VA, home of the university of Virginia. I am a biomedical scientist working towards my Ph.D. This is my last year in the program and I am lost at what the next step will be. I’ve been thinking about giving a year of service as a missionary or just finding another lab to be a scientist in in a new place. I would love prayer for help figuring out what to do next and for increased passion and opportunities to serve and tell others about Jesus.

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      Deanna says:

      Karen, I would love to pray for you!!! Praying you finish strong and the path for your future is clearly revealed from our Father!!

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    Alicia says:

    Alicia, suburbs of Atlanta
    I moved here from Nashville about two years ago, but still haven’t made any good girl friends.

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      Kimberley says:

      Hi Alicia,

      My name is Kimberley. I have moved several times throughout my life and know exactly how hard it is to make new friends. I know how important it is to have some good, true girl friends, who are willing to take life on with us. I will be praying for you over the next two weeks, that God will bring some women into your life. Young women of faith, that will be good for you , willing to stand by you, pray for you and just plain have some fun with you! Blessings to you Alicia! xoxo

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      Donna says:

      Hi Alicia,
      My name is Donna, and I live in New Mexico. I am praying He will overwhelm you with friendships that last a lifetime and that are centered around Him! Feel free to email me with any other prayer requests! It is such an honor to be praying for you Alicia!

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      CyndaP says:

      Alicia, My daughter is in Nashville, but I live in the suburbs of Atlanta. I was drawn to your request and will pray for God to bring godly women into your life.

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      Sarah says:

      Hi Alicia,
      I just wanted to encourage you, because I have been in a new place for 2 years, too, and have just now started to feel like I’ve made some real, lasting friendships with some awesome godly girls. I encourage you to get super plugged in at your church, and just start planning things like “girls night out” and invite everyone you can. Be the best friend you can to others, and some will reciprocate, and you’ll find some lasting friendships. I know it’s difficult to be in your situation. I’m saying a prayer for you right now.

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    Allison says:

    My name is Allison Deaver, and I live in Perkins, Oklahoma with my amazing husband. I am 26, and Austin is 27. Austin and I actually met through mission work that I was doing with his sister. Our hearts are being prepared and stirred for the will of God, and we are excited!

    I teach 6th grade, and Austin is in agriculture at OSU. We have been living a pretty care-free and easy life, but God has opened our eyes to our complacency.

    We both have a burden for orphan care, and we are praying for doors to be open. We also feel God leading us toward active missions, and we’re praying for God to reveal these answers to us.

    Thank you in advance, Father, for these intercessors and partners in uplifting Your name and the callings You have over our lives!

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      Tahnycooks says:

      Hi Allison,

      I’m a 35 year old mom of two boys and been married for 11 years to my best friend. My husband and I are all on the journey of adoption. Taking care of the orphans is what we are called to do. After we submitted to Gods calling in this matter I felt such peace. God will give you that peace when it is time for you and your husband.

      My husband and I say all the time how dangerous it is to become complacent in our faith and everyday life. God does not like lukewarm water! I have gone thru some big trails in my life that has only made me turn towards God and cling to His promises and grow in Him. Which in turns makes me never want to remove those trails, because they were my moments with God. I blog all about this, feel free to read about it and hopefully there could also be something there to encourage you. I also write about my family starting the journey of adoption.

      I’m blessed to have the honor to pray for you. Please know that from my side of the state of Michigan someone is praying for you. Please let me know if there is anything else you might have as a prayer request at anytime.

      God bless you and your husband,


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      Diane says:

      Hi Allison, I am 52 and live in Vacaville, CA. Your message spoke to me because I too have been given a passion for orphans. I will be praying for you and your husband that God would make it so clear to you both in where he wants you to serve. Father I just pray that you stir up the fire in the hearts of both Allison and Austin in what your heart is in regards to orphan children. Lord I pray that you would just continue to burn this desire within their hearts so much so that they just can’t say no to where you are taking them. Bless their marriage Lord and use these young people to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Amen

      I will continue to pray for you.

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    Miata says:

    Hi Everyone!! My name is Miata. I am a 27 years old and live in Virginia. I don’t normally comment on blogs but when my friend forwarded me this blog not I felt a deep sense that i should comment and ask for this family of faith to pray for me. I work full time as a business analyst and also volunteer 3 days a week for the past almost 5years with the youth ministry at my church. Its been a real fight recently to not get into the robotic routine and maintain in love as Mrs. Beth so beautifully wrote and maintain passion. As well, sometimes feeling like I’m stuck (living at home with mom) and don’t know what next steps to take. I would sincerely ask for prayer to know what next steps to take in ministry and in life and a softened heart before God and with people would continue. REALLY appreciate you and your heart for this! It came at the perfect time!! much Love!!

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      Leanne says:

      Hi Miata, My name is Leanne, I am a 42 year old stay at home mom from Billings, Montana. I don’t often comment on blogs either, but Beth’s ministry has blessed my greatly over the years. It will be my privilege to pray for you for the next 14 days. Thanks so much for following the Holy Spirit’s prompting and putting your request out there. Much love back at ya!

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      Marilyn says:

      Hi Miata! My name is Marilyn and I live in Hendersonville, NC. I felt a tug at my heart when I read your post, and I would be honored to pray for you. I relate to your post in that I went through a period in my life where I felt a loss of passion for my church work. I also lived with my parents until I married. I felt embarrassed about it at the time because of the way society looked at it. I find now that I have moved out, how precious that time was with my family. I am thankful God allowed the circumstances in my life that kept me living at home.

      I will pray for you to have great clarity as you look to the future and the next steps in ministry and life. I will pray for a renewed passion, to be discerning in the things that really get you going…to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading. I will ask for God to show Himself to you in a new way, that will encourage you and remind you of His awesome plans for your life.

      Be encouraged and know that you are being lifted up to our amazing loving Father!

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    Jessica says:

    Charlotte, NC

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    Angela Talley says:

    Hello Lovely Ladies! My name is Angela Talley from Murfreesboro, TN. I am not in my 20’s, however I just turned 30 in December. So apart of me wants to hold on to my 20’s! I was raised to love the Lord, however it wasnt until the last few months that I have had such a desire and fire to serve and fall in love with Christ. I feel like I can’t get enough and I want more of him and less of me!

    I am leading my first small group at my church. We are studying the Beth Moore “Living Beyond Yourself”. I would love for anyone to pray for me leading and the ladies in the study. Also, please pray that I continue to have this desire for Christ and that the world does not beat me down. I work for a job that is okay, however my heart wants to serve and study his word. But working in a demanding job 8 to 5 can really wear a believer’s spirit down.

    I will pray for all the women in their 20’s to keep that desire in their hearts.

    I appreciate all the sweet prayers! Thank you Beth, for setting this up and building the online community!

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    Tiffany says:

    Testing, testing 1, 2, 3…

    My name is Tiffany, and I’m 22 years old. I recently moved from the Nashville area to Northern Ohio and feel like I’m on the ride of my life, thank ya Jesus! I’m so glad to have stumbled upon this post via BooMama’s blog… Even though I’m a day late.

    It’s no accident, though. I love it when God works that way. Lately I’ve been delving into God’s word about this tricky, albeit necessary, concept of guarding my heart… And the more I search, the more I find myself yearning after the heart of God.

    That being said, I’d like to ask for prayer in the “love life” area. (Wouldn’t all single 20-somethings?) In the past I have been mostly happy with being single. I’m still young, and it sure makes guarding your heart a little easier, right? Lately, though, the desires of my heart to be a wife and mother someday have been somewhat stirred up. I know that nothing needs to happen too quickly, and I still have a lot to accomplish for myself that will require a lot of my time and devotion, like a college education, etc.

    So I pray that God would keep me content in serving Him as a single person for as long as He has planned. And when the time comes and I learn to guard my heart in new ways, when a man after God’s own heart is pursuing me, that I would maintain – guard – my heart as fiercely as I need to.

    Thanks (:

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      Japhia says:

      Hi Tiffany!! I TOO am a day late in “clicking” into this post, so as I read your comment I decided we both got here together under God’s watchful eye, so maybe He wants me to respond to you!! So well I remember the years betwixt and between – the journalling and yearning of my heart from time to time. I too am a gal who loves to embrace God in all areas of life, but let’s be honest, lonely moments are still empty moments to our hearts sometimes and it can be hard. I am now a happily married mother of a 16 year old, and my sister and I meet for prayer every Tuesday to pray specifically for my son and her son. One thing I often hear us pray is that God will not awaken love until it’s time in both their hearts (Song of Solomon). Until then, if that is God’s direction, we pray that God will just keep drawing them to Himself. Well Tiffany, I am going to be including you and your heart in our special time of prayer on Tuesday mornings, and every day during this time. I too pray that God will keep your heart content, and in those days of longing He will bring a good friend along – and a pan of brownies!!! – to help you through it and raise your sight to Him!!! Listen, God had me wait til I as 31 to present to my heart the man of His choosing for me, and all I can say Tiffany is he was definitely worth the wait!!!! During that time I learned more about trusting God and relying on Him …. though it was not a “waiting room” I would have chosen, God was there!! I pray that you will know His presence very clear, and His direction when He brings the man of His choosing to you. And that you will ferociously guard your heart, putting on the full armor of God, because you are a trophy in the Kingdom!!! And it is worth it – it is SO worth it!!!!! May God SO fill you up with Himself that you will just be ready to burst with Him!!!!! And, I remember a girlfriend and her husband gave me a very sweet little locket at the time and told me that every time I wore it I was giving God the authority to choose for my heart. I leave you with a little poem I memorized at the time that has never left me –
      “Enough that God my Father knows –
      NOTHING this hope can dim!
      He gives His very best to those
      Who leave the choice to Him!”
      Loving you and praying for you from my little corner! God bless you!!

      • Japhia says:

        PS – By the way, I’m from Ontario, Canada! – and sorry for the lengthy e-mail!!! You should see my “snail mail” when it is covered in stamps for the weight of the envelope!! Hugs and prayers!!

        • Tiffany says:

          Hey, we’re both northerners! Well, I still have a southern accent, but I’m learning, and loving the north so far. Hehe! (:

      • Tiffany says:

        Jophia, thank you so so much for your response. I hoped someone would respond, and honestly, it warmed my heart so much more than I thought it would! There is something about knowing that someone is praying for me – especially during that special time that you have set aside for your own family. So thank you, because it means so much… and it is definitely a prayer that God will honor, too. It’s awesome to see prayer line up with God’s will, and He will surely bless that.

        Thank you again for praying for me. It is so, so appreciated. (:3

        And the pan of brownies. Yes. What problem can a pan of brownies not fix?! (;

        • Japhia says:

          Hi Tiffany, …. So glad to have been an encouragement to you, and know that tomorrow morning from 8:30 – 9:00 A.M. I will be specifically in prayer for you with my sister, and then, on to lead Ladies Bible Study at our little church, and I will uphold you there too!!! God specializes in His care for His daughters. Stay close to Jesus!!! He’s writing a beautiful story on your heart!!!! – and just for the record, I “love” a southern accent!!! God Bless!

          • Tiffany says:

            I know this started out as a pray for the younger girls thing but I’d just like to say that it is pretty inspiring, and I am totally lifting up you and your sister and your ladies study. It’s amazing what prayer can do – and what the body of Christ can accomplish together! Man, I love it. (:

        • Japhia says:

          Oh Tiffany … how sweet of you to offer to pray for me, my sister and my ladies Bible Study group!!!! You have no idea what a smile your kindness brought to my heart!! Isn’t that so like God that when you give from your heart, He just turns around and blesses in return in unexpected ways!!! I have been really praying that God will redefine this time of “singleness” for you – it’s a shame really that our culture dictates the perimeters of age when it comes to what seems “acceptable” – God holds your future in His hands, and He won’t be a moment too soon .. or too late …. Just let Him define your days …. and know that He knows your heart best!!! Oh … I so wish I could know the exciting outcome!!! You have a precious heart, and so guard it with all that is within you and I promise to keep praying! God definitely was in this connection! He is SO GOOD – ALL THE TIME!!! Be blessed today!!!

          • Tiffany says:

            Hey Japhia, I might be going out on a limb here, but… I’d totally be down for e-mailing, if you want to? Don’t feel like you have to, but I agree with you in saying that God was definitely in this connection… Plus, it’s a lot easier than checking back here for comments (;

            If you’d like, it’s [email protected].

            Thank you for continuing to pray for me, and know that I am in prayer for you and yours, as well. (: Have a wonderful day!

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      Roberta says:

      I will faithfully pray for you for the next two weeks. I am Roberta and live out in the country near Wister, Oklahoma. I am 75 years old, a widow going through a ‘single’ time of life also. I lived in Ohio some 30+ years ago.
      I am even later coming to this post than you but God works in mysterious ways. I will pray that God will guard your heart and give you first a heart for Him. I will also pray for the young man that God may have planned for you. It can be so hard to wait on God but His ways are so much better than ours. In a Bible Study this year on Genesis we have looked at those who took matters into their own hands and messed things up in the process. I have done that and though I am forgiven I wish it had not happened. May you dream God sized dreams that he will be delighted to fulfill.

      • Tiffany says:

        I am so humbled that more than one person responded to my comment. You ladies seem so lovely – I am always excited to learn from women who have experienced things that I haven’t. And that last sentence – must’ve been the Holy Spirit! That really hits home with me right now, the whole dreaming thing. Thank you for your wonderful comment, Roberta.

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      kdenay says:

      Hello Miss Tiffany! Never, ever too late to ask for prayer 🙂 I’ll be on my knees before Him interceding for you, daily.

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    Nicole Giron says:

    Good morning ladies. My name is Nicole Giron. I am 25, almost 26 years old from Aurora, Colorado. I’m married to my sweet man Andrew Giron. I am a mental health therapist for children and families. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, mission work, traveling and becoming a better, stronger woman of God. My prayer request is: that I honor my husband in the way God calls me to. My prayer is that my husband, jumps whole heartily into a relationship with Jesus. He believes in God and Jesus as our savior, but honestly doesn’t go much further than this. I pray for protection over our marriage, healing and reconciliation as we have had a very trying year. We have been married for two years this June. We are hoping that God opens the doors to having children next year. I also ask that God uses me as a witness to those I work with and my family and friends. I ask for prayers of encouragement as I am overcoming a food addiction disorder and trying to get back to a healthy weight. And finally I ask that you pray for guidance in my professional career. Things are not going so well with my company and I have been praying to God for the direction I should go… whether it be to stay, move elsewhere, etc. Thank you so much for thinking of us in our 20s… I often feel we are a forgotten group of women. God bless you and thank you in advance.

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      Kim says:

      Hi my name is Kim and I count it a privilege to pray for you and your family. My daughter is about your age and she is a child play therapist so when I saw your occupation, it just sort of jumped off the page for me. I will keep you and yours in my prayers for the next couple weeks. Lord Jesus help Nicole as she helps families and children. Give her wisdom to know whether she should stay or go in her current job…heal her heart, mind, body, soul and spirit so when you bless her with a family, she will be completely whole. Reach out to her husband and touch his heart in such a way that he will know without any doubt that your hand is on his life…call him to a new and deeper walk with you. Reconcile and restore their relationship, giving them deeper love for each other and for you, Lord. Help them both to be your witness with family, friends and co-workers, let Your light shine so bright through them that others see only Jesus. Thank you Lord for moving in their lives. In Jesus name, AMEN

      • Nicole Giron says:


        Thank you so much for lifting my family and I up in prayer. What a blessing to hear that your daughter is a play therapist. She is a blessing to children, I already know! Thank you for your beautiful words and thoughtful prayer. It is so encouraging to know that you are praying for me.

        God bless you,

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      melanie says:

      good morning nicole! i will be praying for you and andrew. i’m 54 and live in edina, minnesota. my husband earl and i have 2 sons in their 20’s.
      i can completely relate to your concerns….i have the same exact ones in my life. please know that i will be lifting you up to the Father each day. love, melanie

      • Nicole Giron says:


        Praise Jesus for you and your willingness to pray for me. It’s comforting to know that I am not alone in my concerns. I am comforted by the fact that you are praying for me. Thank you so much!

        God bless you,

    • 849.3
      kdenay says:

      Dear Nicole,

      Thank you for your transparency. I am interceding for you daily. You’re never, ever, forgotten 🙂


      • Nicole Giron says:


        Thank you so much for your simple words… that I am never forgotten. That is just what I needed to hear today. I pray that God blesses you for your kindness and concern in my life.

        God bless you,

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    Megan says:

    Hi! My name is Megan, I’m 26, married, and we have a one year old little girl and an angel baby. Fear and anger have seeped their way into my life through current family drama, a family history of both, and past deep wounds that have not been completely dealt with. In it all, I’ve also gaurded myself to a place that I struggle to even trust my own husband and it cripples my relationship with God. I want my passion for Him to guide me in everything, but I struggle to even battle the daily lies that He can’t give me what I need to be the mom my daughter needs. I don’t think our recent miscarriage helps with those lies.

    Pray that God would bring about complete healing, that I would desire Him more than anything and be able to battle the lies of the Enemy with scripture and prayer. I want to be an encourager and support to my husband but know that will not happen unless I make God top priority, which I struggle to do amidst all the house work I’m always finding excuses to fill my time with. Also, pray that God would bring about a support system here so that I would not continue to isolate myself. (I’m an introvert so I find it easy to do.)

    • 850.1
      Megan says:

      Ooops…I just realized I forgot to put that we just moved to the west Houston/Katy area.

    • 850.2
      CandiMcD says:

      Megan, Hi! Thanks for sharing! My name is Candi, I’m in Ft Bragg, NC and I will be praying for you!!! In Christ’s Deep love sister!!

    • 850.3
      Carrie says:

      Megan, my name is Carrie, and I would be honored to pray for you. I am 36, have been married to my husband David for 14 years, and have a daughter that will be 10 in June. We live in Mayflower, Arkansas, where my husband serves as a pastor.

      When I read your comments, I saw so much of my twenty-something self in your story. I will pray for you and your family, for healing and forgiveness, and for a comfort and peace that only God can give. I will pray for you and your husband as you raise your daughter and love each other. Most importantly, I will pray for your faith and a closeness to The Lord that comes only from completely trusting in and depending on HIm.

      We also lost a baby to miscarriage last year, and I learned to cling to the promises of II Corinthans 1:3-4 and Matthew 5:4. I will be praying those verses for you and asking God to use you to minister to others who have had similar experiences. Thank you for sharing your story and for allowing me to have the blessing of praying for you.

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