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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    Lindsay says:

    Hey! My name is Lindsay and I am from MIssissippi. I am 27 and have been married for 3 years. My husband and I have been trying for a little over 2 years to have a baby. This past fall, we both felt God calling us to adopt. We were finally approved in January, so now we are just waiting for a birth mom to pick us as adoptive parents. I would love if you could join us in praying for us.. especially for our patience as we wait, as well as the birthparents and baby that we will one day call ours. Thank you so very much!

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      Linda Williams says:

      Hi Lindsay,
      My name is Linda and will pray with you and your husband for the child God has chosen for you. God blessed my family with the adoption of our daughter nearly 15 years ago. He totally orchestrated our decision to adopt as well as the actual adoption. I look forward to praying with you, and know that God has very special plans for your family.

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      Constance says:

      Hello Lindsay from Mississippi! My heart is with you as you express this longing and waiting. Paul understood the feeling well! Who knows how he knew but he used it so richly in Romans 8:23 and Eph 1:4-6. ‘Long, long ago he[God]decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!)’ How great is His love that God Himself is bestowing on you His own character of longing for this relationship. Be rich in His full attention to this matter with you and your husband. I come alongside you in prayer… my spirit was so thrilled at reading the Ephesians passage while writing this that I went to three versions!!! Thank you for asking! Your name is on a small yellow square sticky note on my computer screen. I am delighted to set your name in intersession on my lips the next 14 days April 29-May 13, Lindsay from Mississippi. In the Father’s love, Constance from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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      Julie says:

      Hey Lindsay! My name is Julie, and I live in a small town close to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas. I prayed that God would lead me to the person He wanted me to pray for, and your entry immediately caught my eye and my heart. My brother and sister-in-law struggled with infertility for several years and then, after several miscarriages and a disrupted adoption, they brought home the best thing to happen to our family – ever: a precious baby girl! I’m 41, and due to health issues, I am not able to have my own children, but God has allowed this sweet niece of mine to even fulfill that longing in my heart as well. I know from walking through this with them that the process can be an emotional roller coaster at times. I will be praying now for peace that passes ALL understanding to guard your hearts and your minds as you walk this road. I will be lifting up both the birthmother and birthfather that God has chosen for you – that they will make wise decisions, that God will comfort their hearts as they make a selfless decision for their precious child, that they will come to know Jesus – if they don’t already – through this process. I will pray for your child, that as God knits him or her together in the womb, He will already begin the process of knitting together your hearts. I will pray that God will give you the gift of faith to trust in His perfect timing – that the Holy Spirit will be so at work in your lives that people will be amazed at the fruit you are producing during this trying time – fruit like joy, peace, and most of all patience. I’ll be praying that He will receive 100% of the glory throughout this process – that not only will you gain a wonderful gift you so desire and will that baby win the lottery by landing in a God-filled home with Christ-following parents, but most of all His glory will be revealed in and through your lives. I’m so honored to get to be a small part of this amazing journey! With love, Julie

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      Jill says:

      Hi Lindsay! My name is Jill. I will join you in prayer for this adoption. I’m believing God has a perfect child he’s bringing to you and your husband. Praying patience as you wait to become a family of 3 and that God would protect your baby through this adoption.

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      Susan McClung says:

      Dear Lindsay, My name is Susan and I live in Alabama. I am a grandmother and can only imagine how ready you are for your family to grow. I would considered it a blessing to pray for you, your husband and the precious baby God has already chosen for you . How wonderful to be called to adopt. I am praying for a young couple at my church who is also in the process of adoption.
      It must be so hard to be patient.
      “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” Romasn 15:13
      In His Love, Susan

    • 1201.6
      Sarah says:

      Dear Lindsey,

      I am praying for you and your husband in this season on waiting. I pray that you continue to be faithful and trust that the Lord will bring your child to you in His perfect timing. I ask the Lord to take away any barriers and road blocks for you in the adoption process, and for Him to give wisdom to the birth mother and father in their decision to give their child to you. May you rest in His plan for you and remember how very much He loves you!
      In His love,

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      Kathy says:

      Lindsay – I would be honored to pray for you and your husband and your future family. My name is Kathy and I’m a mother of two college age kids from Pennsylvania. You will be in my thoughts and prayers for the next 14 days.

    • 1201.8
      Kim says:

      Hi Lindsay,
      I am totally honored to pray for you and your family. I am in Houston, and my husband and I also waited a long time for the blessing of our children. God answered our prayer in such a completely unexpected way (first triplets, and then a fourth!) that I am completely confident in His plan for your family. I will pray blessings on your journey, grace for you and your husband, and thanksgiving for your family that God has already chosen and is preparing just for you!

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      Diane says:

      Dear Lindsay, I am an adoptive mom, and I will be praying for you in this journey! God has a very special heart for orphans, and for those who have a heart to love them. God’s plan is in motion, He knows you and your children. Rest in His goodness and love! I am praying for you and your family.

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      Kristin says:

      Hi Lindsay! Is it possible no one has adopted to pray for your sweet self? Then I KNOW it’s God’s match-up. My hubby and I are in the middle of adoption process ourselves! We have been approved and awaiting match up, too! Can you believe that? (Plus we have three beautiful birth children.) I will be honored to pray for you, hubby, baby and the journey you’re on. If you’d like to chat off line, find me on FB (Kristin Arnold, Bloomington, IN). God, who has graciously and mercifully and lovingly adopted us into your family, I ask your peace, patience and wisdom for Lindsay and her husband as they wait for the child you’ve chosen for them. Open their hearts to anything you’d have them learn during this time and help them remember that the best parents are like you: full of grace and love. Yes, training and teaching and discipline too, but grace and love are first and foremost. Help us all as parents to remember that. Show them the ways to be hands and feet of Jesus as they wait — it will make the time fly by. We love you Jesus. In your name we pray. Amen.

    • 1201.11
      Donna B says:

      Precious Lindsay,
      My darling husband and I walked this same path as you are now. We now have two of the most beautiful and precious daughters. Our oldest, was adopted 11 years ago at age 6 mos. Our youngest, also named Lindsay, was adopted 7 years ago at age 16 mos. I pray that the peace of GOD will guard your heart. Please know that GOD’s timing is impecable. Continue to trust in Him and His ways. Walk in His peace knowing that He has the best plan for you. You are well loved! I will keep you, your husband and extended family in my daily prayers.

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    Mallory says:

    Hello, my name is Mallory. I was trying to post a comment on my phone but I was having technical difficulties, so I hope I’m not double posting. Anyhow, I am 29 and I’m in grad school for special education. I live in northeast Ohio.
    I am single. I would like prayer because I really wish I had a husband and babies. I want it more than anything. I feel like I have spent so much of my life single and I am ready to be done with it, and never be single again. I wish I could meet my future husband tomorrow, or sooner, ha.
    I could also use some prayer for some friendships close to where I’m living. I have some far away friends from other places I’ve lived, but not many here. Just my sister, but she’s married and has a baby so she’s often busy.
    Also, I’m looking for a church home but haven’t found one yet.
    I am just really ready for my life to change and I want it to, so bad.

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      Kortney says:

      Hi Mallory
      I went to school in Ohio for my undergrad. I loved my time in Ohio and it is a great place! I encourage you to find a church-there is never a perfect one, I for sure have found that to be true, but I pray you fill find one soon. Im 31 and pregnant with my 3rd. Its truly is a lot of hard work harder than I ever thought. Lots of love but not lots of time for yourself-and Im such a selfish person!Tell the Lord what is on your heart-He hears you, He sees you, and He knows you so well. Here is my prayer for you -Dear heavenly father, I pray for Mallory. Lord I ask that you will grant her request to have a godly husband, a husband who loves you and will love her unconditionally. I pray that you will give her patience and discernment in the mean time, that you will bless her as she studies school. We know that you provide all things in your time. Lord I ask that you will give her some really great friends that she can just fellowship with, do life with, and laugh with. Lord, friends are truly a blessing and I ask that you will provide her again with some special relationships in her life. May she find a church that she feels comfortable and at home in, and where she can serve You and learn more about You Father. Lord fill all of her holes that need filling right now. You are truly the only one that can fulfill us, and I aks that she will find comfort and love in You. We ask you this in your most precious and holy name, Amen.

      • Julie B says:

        Hi Mallory~Wanted to let you know I am praying for you and extend to you my email in case you want to get in touch. As I mentioned in my previous post we attend Parkside Church ( you can download sermons online) and wanted to mention that we have an amazing Special Needs program Faithful Friends…best Sunday School class happening in the building 🙂 There is a fellowship group as well, “Transit” which would be another good fit for you. My email is homeheaven@ if you would like to get in touch with me. Blessings to you!

    • 1202.2
      Julie Bauguess says:

      Hi Mallory! My name is Julie. I am 49 and live in Northeast Ohio as well 🙂 We attend a wonderful church, Parkside Church, and would love to have you! I have a 21-year-old daughter and a 25-year-old son (wink). It is so hard to wait and be patient on the Lord but He WILL honor your desires and what is BEST for you. I would love to meet you and will definitely be praying for you!

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    Katelyn says:

    My name is Katelyn. I live in the Fort Worth, TX area. I will be graduating in 2 weeks with a degree in Early Childhood Education. My dream is to be a kinder or first grade teacher and help struggling readers. I am currently in the middle of a very slow job hunt. I am praying that I will continue to trust God that he will put me exactly where I am supposed to be and that it will be very clear. My biggest prayer request is that I will keep my focus on The Lord and know that he will provide the perfect place f

  4. 1204
    Katelyn says:

    My name is Katelyn. I live in the Fort Worth, TX area. I will be graduating in 2 weeks with a degree in Early Childhood Education. My dream is to be a kinder or first grade teacher and help struggling readers. I am currently in the middle of a very slow job hunt. I am praying that I will continue to trust God that he will put me exactly where I am supposed to be and that it will be very clear. My biggest prayer request is that I will keep my focus on The Lord and know that he will provide the perfect place for me.

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      Sacha says:

      Hi Katelyn! My name is Sacha. I am from Texas also. I currently work with two special ed. kids that are in Kindergarten. I am their teacher’s aide. I love it! Not sure exactly how old you are but I can safely say this, when I was in my twenties I never would have guessed that I would be a teacher’s aide of any sort and not for special ed. kids! I love it and God put me right here and has me here for a season! What my point is, ask God where He wants you and to put you where He wants you and you will be doing His work, not your own! It may not be exactly where you want to be or what you went to school for (I am actually a Registered Nurse!!) but you will be doing His work and you will be more than satisfied! I would be honored to pray for you and your future! God bless you and guide you and protect you!

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      Tammy Bellinger says:

      Katelyn, I will be honored to pray for you. I teach 4th grade in South Texas. We need teachers like you who really have a heart for kids. I will be praying you find just the right job, where the Lord will allow you to minister to your children. I will also pray for that focus! I know how that is. Keep your eyes on Jesus and all else will fall into place.

      Ingleside, TX

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      Kim C. says:

      Hi Katelyn! My name is Kim and I live in Prosper, TX so we are almost neighbors! I too graduated with a degree in Early childhood Educ. I taught school for a number of years, but now stay home with our four children. That’s plenty to keep me busy! I would love to pray for you and to specifically pray for the job hunt.
      Keep your eyes and heart focused on Him and you will be fine. His timing is not always our timing, but He will always be faithful!
      Blessings little sister! (I can call you that, considering I graduated with my degree over 20 years ago!:))

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    Danielle says:

    I just turned 29 so I barley made the cut! My husband is deploying to the Middle East next week for 5 months. We have a 14 month old daughter so I could use some prayers! Please pray for my husband Jim first and foremost. Pray for protection and peace for him. Pray for strength, endurance and peace for me as well.

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      Susan Money says:

      I will be glad to pray for Jim, you, and your daughter. May God bless you with His peace that passes understanding.

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      Tammy Bellinger says:

      I will be praying for you, your husband, and your daugher. It’s so hard to have your husband deployed. My son is in the army, and has been in Iraq, and is currently in South Korea. I know how it is. Thank you for supporing your husband. A faithful wife makes all the difference for our deployed men.

      Ingleside, TX

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      Treva says:

      Danielle, I will be praying for you and Jim and your daughter while he is deployed to the Middle East. I especially pray that each of you would grow more in love with the Lord and with each other. May your awareness of the Lord’s presence increase. In Jesus mighty name I pray. PS I am from Wyoming.

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      colleen says:

      Hello Danielle

      I will be privileged tp pray for you. I live in Cape Town, South Africa, and I am a 52 year old mother of 3 sons. I will pray for Jim’s safety and for your ability to cope without him at home.

      Be blessed precious Sister.

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      Suzanne says:

      Dear Danielle,

      I would love to pray for you. As a military spouse who has been through 2 deployments, I do understand. I do hope you can find a community of Christian woman if you are near a base. I found them a great source of help when I was in your situation.
      May you feel the right hand of God holding you through this time.
      You will be in my prayers.

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      Tammye says:

      I would be honored to pray for you and your husband. My son-in-law recently deployed to Afganistan. I find myself praying throughout the day for him, my daughter and all our military families. It will bring me great joy to pray specifically for another military family. I pray God will meet your needs (I KNOW He will!!) as He does not give us more than we can handle without providing us the strength we need! I pray God’s protection over Jim. I pray peace and endurance for you both. I hope you find comfort in knowing what a mighty God we serve and may He receive all the glory in this journey! I will be praying daily for you all and throughout the day. God Bless!

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      Kathy B says:

      Hey Danielle,
      I seem a few days late, but I don’t think the Lord minds 🙂 Praying for you and your whole darling family! What a brave girl you are!! I’m so grateful and proud of you and your husband, Jim. Praying God’s Mighty Hand of protection surrounding you both. And unquenchable passion for our Lord. Love to you!

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    Ashlyn says:

    My name is Ashlyn. My husband and I will celebrate one year of being married this August the 4th. We have been together for 7 years, God truly made him with me in mind! I have Chrons disease, which is something that has helped me draw very near to God. My husband and I have just started down the road to become foster parents and I could not be more excited. I will graduate from college in December. Thank you very much for praying for all of us! Thank you!!

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      Debra says:

      Dearest Ashlyn
      I am honored to pray with you! I too struggle with health and I know what chronic illness is like! I’m praying for u and ur husband as u travel in God’s path for ur lives! Hugs from AR

  7. 1207
    Hillary Mac says:

    Hello My Friends,

    My name is Hillary and I am 23 years old (turning 24 in July) from Ontario Canada. I am passionate about life, living each day to the fullest and trusting God with every ounce of my being.

    For some reason I am hesitant in asking for a prayer request and I am feeling like I am unworthy of prayer- that the time spent praying for me may be better suited for someone else. But God is telling me to write, to post, to be vulnerable and ask for prayer…because I need it.

    This Summer is my 3rd Summer working for a Youth Mission Experience, where for 11-days youth gather in a city that is not home for them, and we explore the city, offering services of love and helping hands to those in need. We discuss our faith, discern our path God has laid out for us and together work to building better communities. Once summer is over I will move 2 provinces away to attend theology school to begin my Masters of Divinity.

    Although I am excited for this summer and for the new journey in September…I am scared. I am fearful of the unknown. I am sad to be leaving family and friends. But most of all, I am saddened to go as I just begun a new relationship. Should I dare say ‘my first’. We have talked about long distance and we are both willing to give it a go- as he said ‘why break something that is so good’. I just ask for strength, for patience, for our connection to continue to grow strong, for clear communication and for God to guide me through it all.

    Thank you my sisters and brothers in Christ.

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      Jan says:

      Hi Hillary,
      My name is Jan, and I would be privileged to pray for you. I admire your commitment to The Lord, and your uncertainty about this big step is understandable. I will pray for God to give you strength, and that He will provide in your hours of doubt. If the relationship you are in is the one God has in mind for you, it will all work out. That is easy for me to say but not as simple for you to accept. I will be in prayer for you throughout this big change in your life. God bless you!

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    Allison N says:

    My name is Allison, I will be 23 this summer and I’m a mother to a precious four year old little boy. I grew up in and out of church with my grandparents being my anchor towards religion. If I was with them, I knew I was going to church whether I wanted to or not. I gave my life to god at a very young age. Maybe I felt like life was so simple right then, that I could always live Christ like. Little did I know that as I grew older, life got harder. Following the bible became a little more difficult, going to church on Sunday (with my job) became near impossible. I have strayed so far away from the place I want and need to be. I felt like I was doing my best. I didn’t do drugs, I didn’t party all the time, I worked hard and I took care of my son.

    I went to a play at my grandmothers church a few weeks ago and it really hit home. I want my son to grow up in a Christian based home. He knows about god and prays every night but I don’t want him to just know about him. I want him to know Jesus Christ as his lord and savior. I ask that you pray for me and my son as we begin learning and growing. Pray that he gives me the strength and courage to set a Christian example for my son.

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      Kelly says:

      Hi Allison,
      My name is Kelly and I will be 33 this summer and am a mother to a three year old boy. We live in Wisconsin. I know your desire to raise a Godly son and I will pray for both of you! We read one Bible story each night from the Jesus Storybook Bible to our son – this Bible is wonderful – great pictures and every story points directly to Jesus in a really good kid-friendly language. It is a great one to check out if you can. I will be praying for you and your son.

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    Jane says:

    Dearest Darcy,
    I would love to pray for you! I look forward to seeing Gods faithfulness at work in your life and the plans he has for you in the future. Trust him, he has already gone before you and wants to use your life to glorify himself.

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    Melissa says:

    Please pray for strength and wisdom. I need prayer in my marriage and desperately want to start a family. I know all things are possible for those who believe.

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      Karen says:

      Hi Melissa,
      I pray that the Lord will do exceedingly abundantly more than you ask or think, according to His Will-as His thoughts & ways are High above ours; that you will have a strong love for the Lord and for your husband; and that you will grow in patience as well as wisdom.
      When I was picking my last Siesta Memory Verse, I first prayed that the Lord would lead me, and thought of doing James 1:5, but as I read it in context, I believe the Holy Spirit directed me to do verse 4 dealing with Patience. I need patience (dealing with a hurt back for 2 years-still praying for healing) that limits what I can do and makes me more reliant on others–especially my husband. I need Patience to accept that things won’t always get done my way or when I desire them to. I’m 55 and even after being married to a wonderful Christian man for 36 years & raising 3 (now grown)children, it’s not always easy to give up control.
      God Bless You & Love in Christ Jesus,
      Karen in Arkansas

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    Raquel Silva says:

    Hi! My name is Raquel Silva, I’m 22 and I am from Brazil. I transferred to Mount Holyoke College in Western MA in the fall of 2011. I am certain that it was God’s plan for me, based on the application process and the financial support that he has been giving through different people. I will finish my BA in International Relations in December and I am praying about where to go and what to do after that. Lately God has been teaching me about submission, marriage and gender roles according to his word and resting in his unfailing love. I have been praying about missionary work and how God wants to use my degree, languages and international experiences for his glory. It has been very challenging to embrace singleness as a gift from God and a time to be in a deep relationship with him. This is an area in which I struggle a lot. I am happy to say that I got the LPM scholarship and went to Passion 2013! That experience completely changed my life and it has been amazing to see God shape me every day to be conformed to the image of his Son. Thank you for this post and the prayers! May God continue to bless and strengthen all of you! 🙂

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      Heather V says:

      Hi Raquel,

      I saw your post and that you are living up here in New England. It is where I am from and would be happy to pray for you about the concerns you lifted, especially seeking God’s will for the next steps in your life and for the struggle you mentioned about singleness. I will be praying for God to give you his wisdom and direction on these things.

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    Lisa says:

    My name is Lisa. I am from Mississippi.
    I am in my mid 20’s, working and happily married.
    The Lord has blessed me so much. I strive to serve Him everyday, but know I fall short, but how great to know that He is still there. Prayer is my lifeline for sure. We have been trying to have a baby for over a year now, and we are still waiting. I have learned that all my trust has to be in Him. I would appreciate any prayers for His direction and that I would never stop trusting. I have wanted to be a mom since I can remember. And I know He knows the desires of my heart. Some days are harder than others, but l know He has a plan.

    Thank you for praying for me. I know our God is faithful.

    Blessings Always!

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      Rebecca says:

      Hi, Lisa. My name is Rebecca and it would be my honor to pray for you. I live in Mississippi also and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. We will trust God and His plan and know that you are in His hands.

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    Allison Mayes says:

    I know this is not how Beth requested that we respond, but…we just received a call from a young woman in Houston who tracked us down to tell us that she knows our son and he is in a bad situation and needs help. He is 25. His name is Brad. He is a college graduate with a bright future. She shared with us that he quit his job 6 weeks ago and is trying to detox from a substance abuse problem on his own. She said he has lost a lot of weight and has been quite sick. We are leaving in the morning to travel to Houston (unbeknownst to him) to be there for him. Please forgive me for not following the correct procedure as I am clearly not in the age bracket Beth was hoping to acquire prayer warriors for, but my son is. We would really appreciate it if you could keep him in your prayers. The young lady that contacted us said he has been asking questions about heaven and death. We are very concerned. Thank you in advance for praying for our son.

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      Julia says:

      Dearest Allison,

      My name is Julia, I am a Mama too. I am honored to pray for you and your precious son Brad. God sees him and knows his pain and struggle. I will be praying that grace and love will flood your heart as you see him and listen to his heart. Praying for his complete healing.

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      Tracey Knight says:

      allison, as a mom w/ adult children in this age bracket, i am praying… for safe travel for you – for Brad to welcome your presence – for Brad to be healed in EVERY way.
      and for that precious young woman who called you – for God’s great blessing on her.

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      Kathy says:

      Allison my heart goes out to you. I will keep your son Brad and your family in my prayers. May God cover you all with his love and protection.
      My name is Kathy and I have a son who is 21 and a daughter who is 19.

      • Allison says:

        Dear Julia, Tracey, and Kathy,
        Thank you very much for praying for our son, Brad. We returned last night from our trip to Houston. It was a tough weekend; however, we feel very good about the outcome. Our son seemed to be doing better each day and is willing to take the steps necessary to get his life back on track. I am aware that this is only the beginning and he has a long way to go, but will keep the faith that God is in control and will continue to guide us through this uncertain time. We are thankful and hopeful…praise God.

        • Kathy says:

          Thank you Allison for giving us an update. Praise God indeed that Brad is starting on his journey toward getting his life back on track. You are both in my prayers every day that God will cover you with love and work His way into Brad’s life that he might see the path and steps ahead of him and know that God’s way is truly a better way.

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    Clara says:

    Hi, my name is Clara and I’m from Brandon, MS. Totally going out on a limb putting this up here but it’s a fantastic idea. I am 21 years old and a junior in college. I am going through a period in my life where I am experiencing extreme anxiety about the future and where my life is going. I am trying to trust God but am not doing very well. I want to follow him and fulfill his purpose for my life but it is very scary and hard. I like knowing and the future is very unknown. I also need prayer for my relationship with my boyfriend, as we are in a place of uncertainty about what our future together holds as well. I covet these prayers and am so thankful for them.

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      Kelly says:

      Hi Clara, my daughter is also a junior in college and has similar fears and concerns! I pray for her daily and will also include your name along with hers. In Beth’s Bible study “A Heart Like His” she shared with us a prayer that she was praying for her children; since then I have continued to pray that for my own and will now pray also for you that God surrounds you with positive influences and raises up Godly friends for you! I pray also that you will find comfort and reassurance that God is in control and will guide you through life’s storms. (Psalm 46) You are never alone. God is with you always and the more you reach out to him in prayer the more you will feel His comfort and know His will for you! In Matthew 6:25 Jesus tells us “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Amen

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      ashley says:

      Clara–i’ll be happy to pray for you. Ashley from NC

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    Amanda says:

    I’m Amanda and I’m from Mobile, Alabama. I just celebrated my 25th birthday and after 3 years pursuing my Masters from a Seminary (and working full time) I felt the Lord calling me to step back from school even without my degree. The past year was extremely tough with me fighting the Lord’s tugging on my heart & some health issues that affected my mood and energy. I am thankful now that the Lord brought me back to my home town for the time being as I focus on Him and his plan for my life instead of my own. But I still fill “lost”. I am not sure why I needed to step back from my masters pursuits. Is it because I don’t need to finish seminary at all or just later? Where would God have me live more permanently? What career/job path should I pursue? I have an interview lined up in a few weeks for a christian company that I am extremely interested in working for. So please join me in praying that I will find contentment in where the Lord has placed me in my life. That I will make the most of this time and seek him in everything. That I will find contentment in being single at this time as well. Also that I would honor the Lord in all my decisions and everything in this situation.

    Thank you so much sweet ladies!

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      Keri Lee Robbins says:

      Hello Amanda,
      Thank you for stepping out to share your heart and ask for prayer. You are in the right frame of mind by asking for God’s wisdom and guidance. James 1 makes that clear, He gives to all who ask liberally and without reproach. He isn’t put off by our lack of wisdom, rather He is waiting so expectantly for us to ask for His help! I am standing with you in prayer that He will make all things clear to you. And that His will for your life will be clarified so you can step forward with confidence! You are beautiful and He loves you so very much Amanda! <3
      Keri Lee

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    Robbie says:

    My name is Robbie. I am 34 and single. I recently graduated college but during the internship for my major I found out it wasn’t for me. Starting a new course of study in the fall. I’m overweight and not really anything to look at and just not in the place where I thought I would be at 34. Please pray that the man I’m meant to marry shows up. Please pray that the weight falls off. Please know that I really appreciate this. Please pray that if I’m not meant to marry, the negative and hurtful comments come to an end. Thank you so much.

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      Michele says:

      Hi Robbie,
      My name is Michele and I am from Liverpool, NY. I am 43 and single, and in recent years my life has been turned upside-down, so I completely understand about not being in the place you thought you would be at this point.

      I will be praying for you, that God opens your eyes to see that He loves you unconditionally and accepts you just as you are. I pray that he shows you about healthy eating with lots of raw/whole foods and clean water and proper exercise to take good care of your holy temple. And I pray that you so abandon yourself to God and find satisfaction in His unfailing love so that your primary desire is for Him, and that if His plan is to bring you a husband, you will be in a more healthy relationship rooted and grounded in Christ.

      Grace and peace to you, Robbie.

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    Nare says:

    Hi, I just stumbled upon this wonderful intercession and I hope am not too late. My name’s Nare and I’m 29 years old from London, UK.

    I would love to be covered in prayer in this season of my life as I pray and care for my mum who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, I believe for complete healing and for God’s glory to be manifest through our lives to the world. Needless to say, a lot of my praying revolves around my mum and her protection and deliverance therefore a lot of things I use to pray for myself has been out on the back burner like a partner who loves Christ as much as I do. I would also love to be payed for for continued strong faith, love of God to permeate my heart and for his glory to be found in every pat of our lives.

    Thank you so much!

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      Treva says:

      I will be praying for you from Wyoming in the the USA. Thought of psalm 139. The Lord sees and hears the cry do your heart. I pray you will encounter the Savior and his love constantly. Blessings

      • Nare says:

        Hi Treva, Thanks so much for your prayers! I really appreciate you taking the time. May God bless you! Nare xx

      • Darlene says:

        Dear Nare: I will be praying for you, your mother and your family. God will get you the strength and wisdom to deal with everything.
        If there are just very special thing I need to pray for just let me know.

        I live in Louisiana and I have to draw on his strength everyday for I’m in a wheelchair. He comes through all the time.

        God Bless

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      ashley says:

      Nare–i would love to pray for you and your mum. Ashley from North Carolina

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    Erica says:

    Hi my name is Erica I’m 28 from Maryland. I just had a baby girl in march and am a medical social worker at a local hospital in town. I want to spread the love of Jeus to every place I’m led, which currently is this little suburb of Baltimore. My heart is anxious and heavy for my generation and my daughters, as I see more godlessness in our culture than ever before. My this 20 something generation rise up to be the warriors for Christ that is needed in this dark world. May His kingdom come to earth and our hearts not grow weary. Thanks for the post, I am encouraged by it.

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      Elizabeth says:

      Hi Erica,
      I’m in CO and just had a baby recently too (I have 3 boys now). Indeed I lose my breath too when I think about what they have to grow up in. Thankfully our God is big and He has promised to help us. I pray for you what I ask for for myself.

      Father, I thank you for Erica’s heart for her city and for her family. Help her to do excellent work in Baltimore with great love and patience that others would see you in her and be led to ask why she has such joy. May your hope spill out of Erica onto others. Protect her daughter in our culture. Keep her pure and safe and help her to choose you in a time when it’s getting increasingly hostile to do so. As a parent, LORD give her courage to listen to your voice. Guide her and strengthen her. Equip her with your word that she might be able to fight against the enemy and let her not be inundated with fear. Stay close to her and guide all of her steps that she can help her daughter stay close by you as well.

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    Ann says:

    my name is ann. i’m a 25 year old texan. i’m single and living with family to help pay off debt. i have been working as a nurse for almost 3 years. it’s to the point where all my friends are engaged, married, or having babies. i feel like i’m the only single one left. having never dated…ever…it’s kind of discouraging because i’m not even close to any of that.
    i pray that this season would be filled of more and more love for the lord. not throwing a pity party, but getting excited for the relationship that is growing with my lord and savior. i pray that i wouldn’t just write these things, but i will see and feel God’s pursuit of me and i will love him right back and that love would not grow cold.

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      Peggy says:

      Hi Ann!
      My name is Peggy, I live in San Antonio and would love to have the honor of praying for you. You pulled at my heart when I read you are a fellow nurse! I understand all too well the temptation to allow discouragement to seep into our spirit when we are not at the stage of our journey where we so desperately want to be. I will be praying for God’s love to become so real you can’t explain it. Stay in the word, pray expectantly – even when it’s harder than ever – praise Him continually and then watch Him as He works in your life. You are loved my sweet sister!!

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      Tawni says:

      Dear Ann,
      I too am a nurse. Have been one for 36yrs. I would be glad to pray for you.

      In His Love,

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      Emily Brewer Miceli says:


      I will pray for you. I didn’t get married until 40 and understand exactly what you are going through, watching friends get married while still trying to trust God. I was a “good girl” in my 20s and then exploded in my 30s. We are trained to treat marriage as “the prize” and define our self-worth by it. “Once I’m married, I’ll do…” Or we fill our minds with romantic fantasies that just are real. Trust me, I know all about pity parties!! So, I will not only pray encouragement for you in both your financial and personal situation but also protection from trying to make things happen yourself. Jesus is your bridegroom but he is hard to cuddle. He still loves you passionately, madly, and jealously. I used to ask him to stop being so jealous because I really wanted a flesh and blood man, too! Nevertheless, dear little sister, I will pray for you and that you draw closer to him. I know that you might feel rejected and ugly because you haven’t dated. It is a protection. Really. Nothing hurts more an a broken heart and the devil wants us to believe that we can’t really have a good marriage unless we’ve paved the way with multiple broken hearts. OK, enough preaching! I’m praying for you, Ann!!!!!

      • Emily Brewer Miceli says:

        I forgot to mention that I’m in Abu Dhabi, UAE, so I’ll be praying for you while you’re sleeping. I’m so proud of you for taking care of your debt. I had horrendous debt which prevented me from going back on the mission field. When I paid the last bill, it was like a ball and chain falling off my ankle. God is preparing you, little sister, and using you
        TODAY. How exciting!!!

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    Brittany R. says:

    My name is Brittany and I am 24 and my hubby is 25. We currently live in North Carolina although we are temporarily in New Mexico while my husband is working on a project for his company. We are trying to decide where God will lead us next as a move is inevitable. Our families live in Tennessee and have trouble understanding why we can’t move back home. My husband is an engineer and in this line of work it just isn’t possible. Pray for us as we decide where God wants us to be next.

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      Jenea King says:

      Hi Brittany!

      Sorry this is late, but I will be honored to pray for you and your husband! I’m 46, married 17 yrs, mother of three. We’ve never been through a relo, but have had our share of “what’s next”. I’m currently searching for a job, so I totally understand the unknown feelings you’re experiencing right now. Here’s a verse that has meant a lot to me lately –

      Let me experience
      Your faithful love in the morning,
      for I trust in You.
      Reveal to me the way I should go
      because I long for You. Psalm 143:8 HCSB

      I will pray for your trust in Him to be strengthened through this decision making process and that He would blow your minds with an amazing opportunity to glorify Him! And for your families to come alongside with the support you guys need right now.

      Praying His best for you!
      🙂 jenea
      P.S. Houston, TX is a great city for engineers 😉

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      Heisfaithful says:

      Hi Brittany,
      I would be honored to cover you and your hubby in prayer. May the voice of the Spirit be clear for you and your husband as you earnestly seek His guidance. And I pray that your marriage will always be blessed with joy in Jesus as He guides you at every juncture of your life. I will continue to pray that you have peace that your life is in our faithful Father’s hands.
      Love and blessings,

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      Kim Eshelman says:

      Hi Brittany,

      My name is Kim and I would be happy to pray for you and your husband. I will pray for God’s will to be loud. And in the mean time I love this verse that helps me almost daily.
      Romans 5:4 TLB And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady. BELIEVING HIM with you, Kim

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      Leslie says:

      Oh sweet thing my heart strings just tugged when I saw your post. I am also married to an engineer and we moved away from our families due to job opportunities. It is a hard thing you are doing and I will certainly cover you in prayer as you seek God’s wisdom as to where He would have you…

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    Kimberly says:

    Hello all!

    My name is Kimberly and I am an engaged college junior who is studying elementary education. God has recently given me such a heart to work with underprivileged children and to show them Gods love. My fiancé is wanting to be an IMB missionary. He is currently a youth pastor at a small church and works with college ministry as well.

    Right now I just feel so lonely and confused on how to be a minister’s fiancé. I don’t know my roles. I am scared about the future and moving overseas to the point that I get a lot of anxiety. God has been faithful as I have been seeking Him to open my heart to missions and I have a desire for it as well. I just experience extreme loneliness where I am now with no friends to relate to anything. When we get married I will have no other married couples even available to hang out with and learn with because the church is all youth and elderly.

    There’s so many new emotions I have never had to experience as a single girl who loved God and wanted to go to church to learn more about Him. I am now more in a fishbowl.

    I am grateful to anyone who takes time reading this. What a wonderful idea to have this!


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      Robie says:


      I will pray for you and your fiance about all the things you have asked. Also anything God puts on my heart also

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      Mary Anne says:


      I will be praying for you. I was in a very similiar situation when my husband and I were first married. We neve went overseas but he’s been a woship and at times a youth pastor in a church for all of of our 25 plus years together. I know all about living in a fishbowl and being without friends. God is good and he has good things planned for you. It’s hard work but oh so rewarding too! Press on!!!!

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      Kim Eshelman says:

      Hi Kimberly,
      My name is Kimberly, Kim too! I am 57 years old. I would be happy to pray for you. I keep realizing that our God is so much bigger and limitless than I can imagine. So I am going to thank Him in advance as to how He will work this out for you. That you will see and hear Him in people, places, and things. He is faithful. Know that I care and will be standing in the gap praying for you. BELIEVING HIM with you, Kim

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    Rachel says:

    Hello! My name is Rachel and I am from Austin, TX. I am so grateful for this opportunity. I think it’s very important that our generation be supported and taught from the generations before us.

    I am 27 and have just graduated with my masters to be a nurse practitioner. The job market is not great here in Austin, so I have been job searching for the past several months. I am worried about my house mortgage, having health insurance, and all other issues that come with having a job. I know I am lucky to be in such a position, but still feel the stresses of the situation daily.

    My prayer is that I will trust in God that he will provide for me with a job and financially. And also that he will guide my decisions.

    Thank you for your prayers!

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      Keri Lee Robbins says:

      Hello Rachel,
      I am praying for you today that you will press into Christ as you are faced with this job and money situation. He has an amazing plan for your life and caring for people as a nurse practitioner is a beautiful calling. Stay strong and trust Him for each detail, dollar and decision! I will be praying for you! <3
      Keri Lee

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    Tiffany says:

    My name is Tiffany. I am a Texas girl, born and raised. Currently living in Austin. I’ve known my entire life that God has a calling for me to minister to women. I have pushed away his voice for several years as I focused on myself, getting through college and getting married. I have been married now for two years and feel a tugging on my heart to press in to what he has for me. Please pray that I would listen and obey His voice. I am so afraid to step out as I am a quiet person who likes to remain behind the scenes, yet I know in my heart He is calling me for something bolder.

    Thank you for your prayers!

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      Kiersten Griffith says:

      Hi Tiffany,

      My name is Kiersten Griffith and I’ll be praying for you. I am a 31 year old, single girl living in NC. I am currently attending seminary to finish my BA and then move on to pursue a MA in Women’s Ministry.
      I’ll be praying for a clear direction in this ministry that the Lord is calling you too. I pray you realize the courage He has already given us and step out in faith to receive the blessing He has for you. I’m excited to pray for you!

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      Tiffany says:

      Hi Tiffany,
      My name is also Tiffany and I was looking for someone to pray for that I had a connection with. Not only do we share the same name, but I am also a “behind the scenes” kind of person who feels that God is calling me to a more public role in ministering to women. I will be praying that as you step out in faith, God will equip you for what he has called you to do. Remember that in your weakness He is strong. May God empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. I will be praying for you in the weeks and months to come. Eph. 3:16,17 ~ Heb. 13:20,21

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    Alyson says:

    My name is Alyson and I’m 27. I’m currently living in San Diego. My husband is in the military and we’re stationed out here but originally from Harrisburg, PA. We’ve been married 5 years and have an almost one year old boy, who is such a joy. Our first 3 years of marriage were rocky To say the least. We had no walk with The Lord, even though we both grew up in a Christian family. Our marriage was filled with alcohol and sexual sin. One day we got right with The Lord and he has took us on a journey of showing us his grace and love. This December will mark 10 years for my husband to be in the military and we’ve decided that he’ll get out and go back to school. We will be moving back to PA for his school. We are putting all our trust in The Lord with this new chapter. There are a lot of uncertainties and its scary!! Please pray that we trust God and obey this divine interruption in our lives.

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      Kathy says:

      Hi Alyson, my name is Kathy and I’m a 44 year old mom from Camp Hill, PA. I would love to pray for you, your husband and your little boy. I pray that you can hear and discern God’s direction for your family. The Lord is an awesome place to put all your trust – he will not disappoint you.

      • Alyson says:

        Kathy, thank you for your prayers!!! My bible study now is Jonah by Priscilla Shirer and it couldn’t come at a better time. I’m trusting and obeying but it’s scary!!

        • Kathy says:

          Alyson, I love Priscilla – I did her Discerning the Voice of God study last fall. I’m glad you’re working on something that fits so well right now. Isn’t it amazing the way God will do things like that.
          Have faith – and I’ll continue to pray that God calms your fears and makes His way clear.

          • Kathy says:

            Alyson, this was a verse in church today – I wrote it down thinking of you. It’s Jesus speaking – John 14:1 Do not let your heart be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.
            Whatever else in your life might be fluid and changing – God never is – He is always solid and trustworthy.

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    Susan Money says:

    Hi Darcy,
    Your request is so sweet. I’ve printed it out and will be praying specifically for you and your fiance. I live in Houston, but grew up in the Air Force, so I know a little about your concerns.
    Isaiah 26:3,4

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    Eliza says:

    Hello all! I am Eliza from Mississippi. I am 27 and a mom to a 4 year old and a 4 month old. I have temporarily put a career on hold to be at home with my babies. I know that I am blessed to be able to stay at home with my kids, being a mother does not come naturally to me. I would covet your prayers for patience and understanding for me. I would also ask that you pray that I can lead my children to be amazing people of God. I have a wonderful husband and a rock solid marriage, please pray that I may be the wife that my husband deserves, always building him up. Thank you so much, I hope I am not too late!

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      Becky says:

      Hi Eliza! I would love to pray for you! I am 38 and live in NC. I have two boys, 3 and 4 years old. I gave up my career to stay home as well. I believe God will honor your desire to put Him first in your home and to raise your children to follow Him with all their heart! He is so gracious and will give strength and wisdom and patience and ALL that you need to accomplish His plan for you! I will pray specifically that you will feel His power working within you each day!
      Sending hugs your way today!!!!

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    Genoveva says:

    Hi! I’m Genoveva(Genevieve), 27 years old, from Romania.

    My family is going through a hard season. I am the eldest from six siblings plus a brother and a sister in foster Care, which are very dear to our hearts. I’m asking for prayer because our family is supposed to move out of the house we rent because it is too much for us to pay. My father is pastor of a little Hungarian church where he isn’t paid. He had always worked in other places to sustain our big family but in the moment he has no other job. Four of us have finished University and are living still with our family but our income is also not very big and we are struggling. Two of us are at University and we have to support them to. The youngest is finishing this year high school and the youngest has problems in school.
    We are people who pray for our community and we believe that revival is coming to our Town but we need a breakthrough. Please help us in our prayer that God may show us his glory in giving us a miracle so we have a great testimony for the people around us who are waiting for us to fall.
    Six of us are girls and all single so the pressure, at times is really big but God is faithful and he has shown it several times so I am confident he will take us victoriously through this season to. It is much easier to endure hardship and fight if you know you have somebody who prays for you even if it is miles away the person does it.
    Thank you for your intercession and your devoted heart.

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      Julia says:

      Dearest Genoveva, my sweet grandmother’s name was also Genoveva (from Mexico)! I will go before our great God and ask Him to be near to your wonderful family. Thank you for your faithfulness to your community. He sees you and knows all of your needs and loves you beyond all measure! I’m praying for His peace to flood your hearts and home and give you strength to persevere. You are so loved.

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      Nicol says:

      Genoveva! I will pray for your family. You are mighty warriors on the front lines, the place where Victory is first seen. May God provide, May He strengthen you and give you all great courage. May you see the Light shining all around you, dawning for the Greater Day.
      Peace and Love to you in the name of Christ!

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    Lauren says:

    Hey y’all,

    My name is Lauren and I am from Arkansas. I teach first grade and I love my students dearly. Please pray for my 22 precious students that one day they are able to come to know the Lord personally and serve Him with all of their heart.

    Also, please pray for me to have patience and strength to act as the hands, feet, and mouth of the Lord each day that I serve them. It is easy to become tired and impatient in the classroom, but please pray that I don’t take one second for granted with these kids. We only have 20 days of school left and I pray that when they are listening to me teach, they don’t see me, but that they see and hear the words and love of the Lord. Even though I teach in a public school and we aren’t really encouraged to speak about the Lord, I let his name come out of my mouth whenever a student mentions church or is needing extra comfort and love.

    Please pray particularly for one of my students, Connor. He comes from a rough family and may never meet or know his earthly father. I pray that he is able to come to know his heavenly father and feel that strength and comfort that can only come from the Lord.

    God is so good and I know he placed each one of these kids in my class for a reason. I am eternally grateful and I long to serve His will for my life. Thank you for praying for me and my kids. I pray many blessings upon you and for HIS love and fire to consume you until the end of your days.


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      Keri Lee Robbins says:

      Lauren! Praise God for teachers like you who are willing to instill life and love in our children. I have 2 sons in school now and they struggle under the harshness of the public school system. But occasionally they have a teacher like you who loves them enough to invest time and energy and they really shine! Keep it up!! You are making an amazing difference in their lives! Thank you for using your heart AND your mind as a teacher! :)I am praying for you to receive an extra measure of grace as you complete this year and prepare for the next! God bless you!!
      Keri Lee

      • Lauren says:

        Keri Lee,

        Thank you SO much for your prayers of blessing and patience. I am so lucky to have the best job in the world. I am forever filled with gratitude for you covering me with prayers for the next few days. Thank you for taking time to pray for me and my students. I know it is no accident that you picked me and I will be praying for you as well and for your sweet sons. Thank you again for your gracious prayers.


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    Barbara says:

    Hi Shanna,

    My name is Barbara. Congratulations on graduating from grad school! I will pray God will give you peace as you trust Him with your future. Knowing HE is already there and guiding your every step. I am so thankful you are desiring more of HIM! I will pray for you each day this week!
    “May the God of peace, who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in all goodness, so that you may do His will. May He make us what He would have us be through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever.” Hebrews 13:20-21

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    Meagan says:

    I hope I’m not too late!! My name is Meagan and I’m from Florida. I have a great husband and two wonderful kids. I’ve been having a rough year, as I try to finally deal with all of the abuse from my past. I’m working hard to believe that I am who God says I am and not what my abusers said I am. Please pray for me as I try to change the thought patterns I’ve been stuck in for almost 25 years. Thank you for your prayers!!

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      Diane says:

      Hi Meagan,
      I would consider it a joy to pray for you. My name is Diane from Florida (55yo). I want to remind you that you are a daughter of the King! Rev 12:10-11 says “Now is come Salvation and Power and the Kingdom of His Christ; for the accuser of our souls,who accuses us before our God day and night, has been cast down! Overcome by the BLOOD of THE LAMB and the words of their testimony!” say it out loud: the accuser has been cast down by the blood of Jesus!! and listen no more. We are pure in God’s sight, washed clean by the blood od Jesus.My dear one, there is power in these words. say them aloud whenever the accuser comes and live as our Savior intenede- free. You are beautiful and worthy because HE has made you so. God bless you. I have printed out your request and will pray for you.
      Love, your big siesta, Diane

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    Erin says:

    I thought that I posted a comment a few days ago, but apparently it never went through. So, I will try again! My name is Erin and I am 27. My husband and I are currently stationed in Japan with the military. I moved there the week after we got married and it has been a wonderful opportunity. However, sometimes the loneliness can feel overwhelming even though I am surrounded by people in the same situation. We do not have a good church community there, which has been one of the greatest challenges. We both miss our families so much and try to stay encouraged but sometimes it is just really hard. I would love some prayers that both of us would glorify God in all that we do. That God would use this time to strengthen our marriage and give us courage to be light in a dark place. That he would bring us some friends that lift us up and edify us, and that he would give us perseverance to make it through the next few years! Thank you so much, this is so encouraging!

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      Heather V says:

      Hi Erin,

      I saw your post and that you and your husband are stationed in Japan. Thank you for this sacrifice you make in serving overseas with our military. I would be happy to pray for you about all of the things you have mentioned. So glad we are all able to connect, even remotely, and lift each other up. May God quickly send you friends, community and the perseverance you have requested.

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    Alicia says:


    My name is Alicia; I am 26 years old and live in Texas.

    Recently, I left my job as a teacher to follow the Lord where He was leading, into full-time ministry. I am in the process of raising my financial support to continue working in helping to start a new ministry. It has been such a season of stretching and growth. God is digging up so much in my heart and teaching me a ton, yet it’s also been a painful and lonely season as well. He is showing me how little I trust Him, even though He has always been so faithful to me. I find myself struggling in my singleness while desiring marriage, and struggling with doubting His love and provision and guidance. Please pray for unswerving trust in His goodness, that I will not doubt His heart! Please also pray for continued provision, for clear direction, for Him to teach me to run toward Him and not away from him and to other things when I am empty or hurting. My head knows He is good, I truly long to know this in my spirit and in my bones, in a freeing, restful way! I want to trust Him.

    Thank you so much!

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      Sampa says:

      Dear Alicia,

      Stepping into the unknown can be quite scary, but like Peter in Luke 5 sometimes The Lord asks us to trust Him even when things don’t seem to make sense.

      Praying for you!

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    TraciG says:

    Garrison, when I read your story, my heart broke. I’m praying you will surrender to God’s care and allow him to heal each broken part of your heart. Lord, help Garrison to know deep in his heart and feel deep in his soul, that you are above our understanding and will never hurt us in the way that people do. You are trustworthy and all good. Wrap your arms around Garrison in a unique way so that he knows it comes only from you Lord. Make this precious son of yours know the joy and peace that comes from trusting you implicitly.

    Traci G 42, living and ranching with my family of 6 in Montana.

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    Sarah says:

    Hi! I’m Sarah. I’m 27 and just moved back to my hometown after spending 5 years in Tennessee to start a new job and be closer to my family.

    I loved my time in Tennessee and leaving was hard, but I knew God was leading me back home to be with my family. I’m in a season of great change and relying more than ever on my faith. I find myself saying ‘I trust you, Jesus’ often, both in my mind and out loud.

    While I’m surrounded by a very big, very loving family, I’m struggling some with loneliness. My best friends are in Tennessee and the few high school friends I have kept in touch with are no longer in the area. I’m also struggling with loneliness in the relationship area as I want so very much to one day be a wife and mother.

    Please pray for me as I take on this next chapter in my journey – pray for peace in my soul and that I continue to trust in God more and more as he leads me.

    Thank you!

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      Shannon says:

      Hi Sarah!

      Moving away from friends and a life that you loved is hard, even though I am sure you are happy to be close to your family. I moved across country to Kentucky from my hometown in New Mexico a few years ago and it is still hard to put myself out there and meet new people.

      I pray for you to fight that loneliness and have the confidence to make a new life for yourself, in a familiar place. I pray that you can rely on the Lord’s love and confidence in you and focus on moving forward, not looking back. I pray that you are successful in your new job and that you have that family you wish for soon. Most of all, I pray for that often elusive peace in your soul – listen to where the Spirit is leading you.

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      Karen says:

      Hi Sarah,
      My name is Karen and I am praying for you. I have twin daughters your age and their concerns are like yours. I know God will answer our prayers. Colossians 1:9
      In Christ’s love

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    Paula says:

    Hi siestas. I’m Paula, I’m 26 years old. I’m from Brazil, but I live in New Jersey. I need God so much right now, I don’t even know how to describe it. I’ve been in a relationship with a non-believer for almost three years, which I started when I was far from God. I don’t know how to break up with him, since I feel it’s my job to bring him closer to God, but he is not whom I want to spend the rest of my life with.
    I applied for Graduate School and need God’s provision and guidance regarding to what He wants me to do. If He wants me to get a Master’s degree or just go back to Brazil.
    I need Him to help me to fulfill His purpose for me, because that’s my main goal in life. But I don’t have anyone to walk with me here and pray with me and talk about God’s word. And it can get so hard and lonely sometimes…
    Thank you so much for your prayers. Thank you, Beth, for this initiative. I learn so much from your Bible studies.
    God bless you all.

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      karen bream says:

      hi paula, my name is Karen and I’d be honored to pray with you and for you. I just got back from hearing Beth Moore speak in Eugene Oregon… oh how amazing that was! I hope we can email back and forth some so that your heart can be encouraged and you can know that someone is standing with you. Meanwhile, I am praying about the things you have shared in this post.. blessings sweet paula!

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      Melinda says:

      Sweet Paula~
      I’ll gladly pray for you. Some of your story resonates with me as I was in a long-term relathionship with a non-believer when I was in my 20s. When I finally did break up with him for good, he told others that I left him for God. There was a lot of truth to that:) It wasn’t an easy move to make but is one I have never regretted.

      I’ll lift you up and pray for wisdom to abound in you. That you’ll hear His voice above any other and will follow His lead for your life.

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      Jean says:

      Paula, I am praying for you. I am almost twice your age with a daughter close in age to you and a teenaged son. I will continue to pray for strength, discernment and guidance for you as well as a local group of faithful believers to walk with you and encourage you in your relationship with the Lord. Be Blessed.
      Psalms 116:24 This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

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      Theresa Bradford says:

      Paula…..I saw your post and I want you to know I am praying for you. I will
      be praying for Jesus to make things abundantly clear to you and open all windows and doors for you. (Even blow off the screens!) He always shows up when we take our first step towards Him. Don’t wait. Take one small step. One step means that you do what you He says. Whatever that looks like. Just do it. No matter how silly or small. It’s a big thing. He will light the way for the next one. Don’t look at the whole problem. Walk in the light He gives you. This is what the Word means when it says “draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”

      Go and find a small group in your local church. They are all over. Be intentional about this. It’s a necessary part of your growth. Iron sharpening iron.


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      Robin says:

      Dear Paula, Robin here. I have been looking for the right person to pray for and your post called out to me! I will be praying Jeremiah 29:11 for you in the Message. It says: “You know what you are doing, you have it all planned out, plans to take care of me and not abandon me, plans to give me the future I hope for.” I pray that you will have the strength to give your boyfriend up to God. He is not your responsibility, in fact by staying in a relationship with him you could be taking him away from those who would be able to witness to him. You also are taking away time for yourself to get the fellowship you need from other Christian gals. I will be praying for Christian gals to come around for you and that you would seek them out. I remember earnestly seeking a mentor when I was your age and it was so risky to ask, but God brought me not one but two godly women that still pray with me and keep me accountable! “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19 You are in a wilderness right now, but God is about to do something new! Praying for you Paula!

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      Kiersten Griffith says:

      Hi Paula,

      My name is Kiersten Griffith and I will be praying for you. I’m a 31 year old, single girl living in NC. I’m currently attending seminary to finish my BA and then pursue a MA in Women’s Ministry. I have a 10 year history of unhealthy relationships that I finally allowed the Lord to break in 2009. I’ll be praying for you for strength and courage to break up with this man, especially if you are sure you don’t want to spend your life with him. I’ll be praying that the Lord will show you how much He loves you and your identity in him and not in a relationship. I’ll also be praying that he provides a mentor for you that will challenge you in your walk with Jesus.

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    Laura says:

    Hey! I am Laura and I live in North Carolina! I work in campus ministry with college students and love it! I would love prayer for a husband! I am 28 and single. I love “working” with college student but have a deep desire to have a family and babies of my own. Please pray that God would bring me a Godly man. Please pray that I will have patience in this process! I have been single for 10 years, no dates, no kisses, no nothing for 10 years! I know God is faithful but it is hard to see friends get married and start having families. I feel like I am stuck!

    Please pray that I would desire more of Jesus and that my relationship with Him would sustain me now and forever. I have really prayed and tried not to allow my desire for a husband and family to be an idol,, so please pray for this as well!
    Thanks so much!

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      Debbie says:

      Hi Laura,

      My name is Debbie and I’m 33 and live in Indianapolis. Like you I have been single for a long time and struggle with waiting on God when it feels like life is moving on for everyone else around you. I will be praying for you that during this period of your life you would grow in your relationship with God and that God would bring you the right man for you in His perfect timing.

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    Tiffany says:

    My name is Tiffany St Germain. I am 28. And I hope I am not too late to join this! I am a wife to a new pastor and former youth pastor and a mommy to our 2 year old precious daughter. I really am humbled by this new adventure of pastorship but I am scared to death as well. We stay busy and see family very little. I want us to love and do all that God calls us to do and also keep our family at the forefront of our ministry. I do not want to get so worn that I can’t give. I am also a second grade teacher at our church’s school. I feel sometimes as though I fail the women in our church. I needed this encouragement today. Some things that I am hungry to do for the Lord and I feel these passions are from Him is to fight for those women in slavery. More than just give I want to take action. I want to write a devotional for ministry wives and women in general. I also desire to learn and get certified in ASL. Thank you so much for this. I am so humbled.

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      Cynthia says:

      Tiffany, I would be honored to pray for you. You are wearing lots of hats, and it sounds like your are probably one tired mama! I think that your heart for ministry wives is extra special because you are one and have already experienced what those who have never been in that role will never experience. I am sure that it is a very lonely place at times, both from a transparency standpoint and from the fact that your husband works for both the Lord and a whole congregation of people with needs.I know of ministry wives who say they can never have friends who are really close by and rely on friendships with women who are geographically distant. Your needs, both spiritual, emotional and physical will be at the heart of my prayers for you.

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    Amanda says:

    Hi everyone. I’m Amanda, I’m 24 years old and live in Mississippi. I am just finishing out my second year of grad school and I’m working to become a school psychologist. My struggles involve trying to live as a Christian in a worldly society. I’m also trying to figure out my summer financial situation, as my graduate assistantship (and only source of income) ends on May 15th. Thank you for your support!


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      Kim Eshelman says:

      Hi Amanda,
      My name is Kim 57 years and from PA. I would be honored to pray for you. Thank you for the job you have chosen to do. Yes I get trying to live as a Christian in our world. Weekly I have several ladies we call ourselves Heart Friends and we pray for each other. We are a variety of ages. And what we talk about does not go anywhere but our hearts and to God. May I ask God to put some godly mentors and friends in your life that can help you walk your journey. I love this verse I would like to share with you. Ezra 7:28 So I took courage because I was strengthened by Yahweh my God. I wish you the best and know I am praying for you. BELIEVING HIM with you, Kim

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    Rachel says:

    Hi, my name is Rachel, I’m 22 and I live in Missouri! This is my first time commenting on this blog, but I could really use some prayer.
    Long story short, I broke up with my almost fiance a year and a half ago becasue we were living in sin. When I started dating him he wasn’t saved, but to the glory and grace of God, he accepted Christ while we were dating, but we continued in a relationship that was not God honoring. He was the best friend I ever had, and although I can see great purpose and things God has been doing in both of our lives since then, I miss him terribly. We go to the same church, so I see him regularly. I know God has purpose in this season, but sometimes I’m so much in the thick of it I can’t see past it. I am discouraged, and long to be a wife. However, I know God wants me to use this time to cultivate characteristics that will make me a God honoring wife, and a character more like His. Sometimes I feel like this season will never end, and I’m silly for not being over him yet. God’s been growing my faith and asking me to continue trusting Him with our relationship, and I know whether I end up with him or not, God is in control and will work all things together for the good of those who love Him.
    Please pray for continued healing in my heart and a since of peace. Truly, I’m at a place I don’t know what specifically to pray for anymore.
    Thank you so much!!

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      Beth says:

      Hi Rachel! My name is Beth and I live in Oklahoma. Reading your story brought tears to my eyes b/c I share a similar story. I dated my college boyfriend for 5 years and the entire relationship was a struggle to be pure…and we failed all the time. It broke my heart the day we broke up. I didn’t know what I was going to do or what my life was going to be like. I had already built a future with him in my head. But, God is truly the God of second chances. I’m so thankful that He wouldn’t allow me to continue in a life of sin…for either of us. It was HARD! I had lost my best friend. But, God showed me that He alone is sufficient. I didn’t need to ever rely on another human being as much as I’d let myself in those 5 years. I just want to encourage you as you are hurting. God is so good. He knows you today and 10 years from now. He knows your dreams today and those you will have 10 years from now. He will always bring His best! He wants you to have a life that represents Him well and glorifies Him. A lot of times that pruning process hurts. One thing I lived by was that if I go through a trial and am not more like Christ at the end, then I went through it for nothing. Engulf yourself in Him. He heals! Put all your time and energy into serving Him. He will grow you as you heal. I’m praying not only for healing (b/c that’s not an overnight process), but also that He will renew your strength from day to day. I’m praying that He will give you perspective that you may not have seen before. I’m praying that you fall more in love with Him and that you will see a new side of our God. As hard as my breakup was, God used it to draw me so close to Him. You are welcome to email me if you need prayer following these 14 days. My email is [email protected]

      I’ll leave you with one verse that I held close to me.
      Isaiah 43:18-19
      “Forget the former things;
      do not dwell on the past.
      See, I am doing a new thing!
      Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
      I am making a way in the wilderness
      and streams in the wasteland.”

      Hang in there sweet girl!!!! It only gets better!

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    Bette says:

    Hi Hillary Mac,
    I’m Bette from Pennsylvania I would love to pray for you as you go on your missions trip; Also prayer for your future plans and friendships.
    Isaiah 41:10. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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    Betsy Reiff says:

    I am a 23 year old Student Discipleship Pastor at Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis. I have the joy and privilege to serve at a wonderfully healthy and growing church! God has given me a heart and passion for young people and I would love prayer as I continue to further His kingdom by leading students to become true disciples of Jesus Christ!

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      Donna says:

      Hi Betsy, I am so honored to have the opportunity to pray for you and your passion for ministering to young people. I, too, started out very young in the ministry and I can assure you that 35 years later I have never seen the righteous forsaken.
      2 Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

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      Kim Eshelman says:

      Hi Betsy,
      My name is Kim 57 years from PA.and would love to pray for you. Your heart’s desire is a wonderful one to help young people become true disciples of Jesus Christ and further God’s Kingdom. I am praying for God’s presence and help in people, places, and things to open the doors for you to do this work. I thank you and also thank our limitless God as He equips you for this journey. BELIEVING HIM with you, Kim

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    Hannah says:

    This is awesome! I’m 28. I live in Nashville. I work in the Christian music industry. The specific artist I work for has a really powerful testimony and message to be spread. I’m so blessed with this opportunity and my dream career. I just want to steward it well. Prayers that God will protect and unite the team I work with to make Jesus famous are appreciated. I’m in a relationship situation that I’d appreciate prayers for wisdom.

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      Kim Eshelman says:

      Yes Hannah, My name is Kim from PA. I will be praying for your requests to our limitless God. I will ask Him to help with wisdom and discernment as you open your heart to Him. BELIEVING HIM with you, Kim

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    Beth says:

    Hi, I’m Beth and I live in Ontario. I am currently doing my undergrad in social work at a university in Toronto. I am 21 years old and am returning home to work for the summer.
    During the past few years God has been doing an insane amount of work in my life. I have been growing so much closer to Him and can truly say for the first time in my life that I am in love with my King.
    Next year at school I will be a residence assistant, in charge of a floor of girls living on campus. I am slightly nervous about the responsibilities of this job but I felt God telling me to apply because of the impact I could have on these girls. God has shown me His grace and mercy and I want to invite the girls I get to live with next year to accept the amazing love of God into their own lives.
    Please pray for me as I mentally, and more importantly, spiritually, prepare for this new time in my life. Pray that God will keep me humble and that I will allow Him to do the work in the girls I will be interacting with and that I will not attempt to do it myself. It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that people accept Christ, and I desperately need to remember that my job is to focus on Him and allow Him to do His works through me.

    Thank you so much!

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      Karen says:

      Beth, I’m excited to pray for you! My name is Karen and I’m from central Ohio. I have a 21 year old daughter studying social work who will also be an RA next year so I can identify with the things you are feeling. Finish your school year strong and have a good summer at home, being sure to make time for the Lord. He has done a lot of work in and through you already and even better things to come. Know that you are in my prayers!

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      Joy G. says:

      Hi Beth,
      My name is Joy and I live in Missouri. I am a retired social worker. I will pray for you as you take on this challenging responsibility at college.Praying that you will listen to the Holy Spirit and that you listen to the girls you want to influence. An old “adage” in social work is “Start where the client is.” Listening can be a great gift.

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    Lindsay says:

    Hello hello!
    I’m from the almost-unknown state of North Dakota. I am a 24-year old nursing student who is preparing for both a career change and a new marriage! I have been blessed to have met a wonderful man who supports me in life and in my faith. Could I have prayer for this new season in which I am entering, as I prepare to become a wife and life-long partner/help mate as well as prepare for this big change of going out into the big world of jobs and family? I am incredibly blessed but that does not take away my fears.

    Looking forward to a prayer partner–what an awesome thing this community of believers gets to be involved in.

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      Betty M says:

      Hi! Lindsay!!
      I am from ND and alot of times I think we go unnoticed becuz of where we are from!!!
      I will gladly pray for you. I have a son who has just met a nice Christian girl and I am praying this is his life mate as well! Changes are always difficult becuz of the unknown.
      I will pray these new changes in your life will continue to bring Him the glory and you the continuing joy you find in Him! Stay the faith! I live in the central part of the state so not as affected by the Bakken boom!

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    Jennelle says:

    Hi my name is Jennelle. I an from Ontario, Canada. My parents separated a few months ago and I have been struggling A LOT ever since. To explain how I am feeling I will describe a picture that someone spoke over me. Picture a weaves basket that carried lots of fruit at one point. The fruit represents having gifts to serve other with and ministry. The basket now has a rip in the side so all of the fruit is falling out and the basket is now empty. The Lord’s hand has come into the basket and is taking apart all of the weaves because to properly fix it the entire thing needs to be undone. This is so painful. So this is where I am at. Please pray that I can heal and have the strength to continue. Pray that i can feel god’s presence as I am having trouble seeing him.

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      Carol Hulin says:

      Hey Janelle
      I’m late with this, I’m praying you will see it…
      I’m Carol and I come from Ontario too. I so love the word picture you posted.
      I will be praying for healing, strength to continue in the journey He has set for you and that you will know He is there right beside you every minute of every day.
      If you’d like to connect I’m on Twitter at @CarolHulin

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    Bekkah says:

    Hey guys. I am currently 24 yr old mother of 2 and a wife of 4 years. I have been with my husband Rusty since I was 15(9yrs). I have been through it all it seems like. My mother is deaf and Im her oldest so I was mother B and her interpreter, her everything really. No time to be a kid. We have moved state to state, been homeless, have had a few different stepdads,etc. This led me to witchcraft which led me to Satanism. God saved me by sending an amish man to me and telling me to open my heart and it will be as though you never left. Satan still whispers things in my ear and tries to steer me away. but I will not. Please help me help others from being trapped.

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    Chris says:

    Hello Aurora
    My name is Chris. I live in Maine. I am sorry to hear you have not been well. Am very glad to hear that your health is returning. When people you love disappoint you, I have learned to really lean on God. By getting in the word every way you can, reading your Bible, listening to scripture online, praying, and going to church, God can be your everything. He can be your best friend to advisor to loving father. I am sure God will use you and all your experiences for good.
    I will be praying for your health and the comfort only God can bring.
    In his Love;

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    Dalaina May says:

    I’m Dalaina. Wife to Dan and mom to 4 boys under 5 and missionary to a tribal group in Peru. We are headed back to the jungle a week from tomorrow (after a furlough), and I am nervous. Village life is incredibly exhausting and trying, and in the past, I’ve been a wreck more often than not when we are out there. I’ve felt like God has been speaking a new season over me, and I am desperately hoping that it is the truth. The past year has been a wonderful place of rest after several years in the wilderness. I DON’T WANT TO GO BACK! And I wonder if the place has more to do with it than I realized. I would appreciate prayer for a good return to the village, for good transitions for us and our kids. Thanks so much!

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      krystal says:


      i would be so honored to pray for you and your family. one of my very best friends is a missionary and just from her own personal struggles, i know how hard life can be. i pray God’s protection over your family, for a renewed sense of His love, and power, and His grace. and in the midst of all you do that you can experience unspeakable joy that can only come from Christ.
      one of my favorite verses is isaiah 41:10 🙂
      “so do not fear, for i am with you; do not be dismayed, for i am your God. i will strengthen you and help you; i will uphold you with my righteous right hand”


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    Amy says:

    I’m about to get very real and vulnerable: more vulnerable than I ever have in a public forum. I need prayer, Siestas. I need a change and I’m not sure how to do it. My name is Amy and I JUST turned 30, so if I could please add myself to the list of women to be paired up and prayed for I would greatly appreciate it. I’ve been on this blog for two years now (I hope I can call myself a fellow Siesta now!). I make comments here and there and find encouragement and strength in between Beth and Lindsee’s lines as well as my fellow Siesta’s. I would love to have prayer for a particular part of my life (well two areas) that I continue to struggle with:

    The first is my weight. I’ve dealt with it since I was 12 years old. Eighteen years later and I have a long ways to go before I can conquer it, but I believe with my whole heart and spirit that I can do it. I just need to get it in my mind and let it stick. There have been to many dinner parties, graduations, weddings, summer outings, fashion styles, and more that have passed by and I have been on the sidelines feeling trapped. I want nothing more than to shed the “weight” of all of me. I’ve allowed it to have dominion over me for too long. I’m tired. Hurt. Confused. Broken. I’ve allowed myself to be only half of who I know Christ made me to be. I have so many dreams, goals, and things I want to do. I feel stuck. This has gotten in the way of so many things…one of those being:

    the second thing: you know that feeling you get after watching so many of your friends get engaged and then married while you still haven’t experienced a relationship? That has been me for over a decade. My heart hurts so much. Time has flown by and now I’ve entered that season of watching all those friends and now they are having babies. I can remember being in my early twenties and seeing new mothers and thinking, “I love that. But not now. I can wait a while.” Now I notice babies everywhere and get that twinge in my stomach. I’ve allowed SO MUCH to hold me back. I’ve blamed everything – especially my weight. I hated my looks, wanted to change, gone from thinking its all me (not good enough, etc..) to thinking it wasn’t me at all and then back to me again. I’ve given this area to God and taken it back so many times. I’ve liked guys – but only from a distance. I’ve never even had the guts to let him notice me, for fear of rejection. Now, I feel I pay the price and (while I know its not too late…)I feel its too late.

    Thank you, Beth, for allowing women to speak to our hearts and pray for us. As a woman, my heart aches for those like me; those striving every day to be a woman after God’s heart and yet struggling with those areas that hold us back. May we all be reminded that if we seek Him first, all these things will be added unto us (Matt 6:33). I love you so much Mama Beth!

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      Cindy, BC Canada says:

      Hi Amy, I know that i did not come across your post by accident for God is not a God of coincidence. I am 39 years old and have struggled with self-image since around the age of thirteen and I can relate to what you shared. I`ve had eating disorders and it didn`t matter how much i weighed it never seemed like i was good enough.
      The hardest lesson I`ve had to learn is that if i can`t accept myself, it will be very hard for anyone else to, and even if they do, I will have trouble believing that they truly have accepted me.
      At the risk of sounding cliche, the answer for me has been to get so grounded in my identity in Christ and claiming the truth of who i am in Him, that I begin to see the truth instead of the many lies the enemy would have me believe about myself.
      I would be honored to pray for you and I believe that God will come to you and minister to you during this difficult time. You are courageous for sharing from your heart in such a way and I think you are going to be so blessed for your openness and honesty. God Bless, and know I am praying for you, Cindy
      PS, I have to plug Beth Moore`s book So Long Insecurity, You`ve been a bad friend to us, for it inspired and helped me to see things about myself, my past and my thinking that i needed to confront and though i threw the book across the room six times as i dealt with the things it stirred up inside of me (trust me there are dents in the book to prove it)I found it an amazing and insightful companion to my daily devotionals.

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    Eden says:

    Eden, 20, Maryland, fulltime student, fulltime employee.
    Beth’s words really spoke to me! Over the past 2 years I have felt my heart turn from the fire of the spirit to cynical/bitterness. I know God is good, and He has perfect timing but I have been praying for 2 years asking for Him to show me (or at least let me in on :)) His plan for my life but so far either I have turned a blind eye from it or He has decided for me to wait! people keep citing jer 29:11 to me, but it has almost the opposite affect as “God knows the plans” He has for me, and yet I am fretting over the abscence of knowning them.
    Lastly, my family is full of cynics and I feel myself using cyncialism as a self-defense. Please pray that I am an encouragement and positive influence to all that I interface with.
    Thank you sisters! I really appreciate your prayers.
    Much love,

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      Beth says:

      Hi Eden. My name is Beth and I live in Oklahoma. I think learning to just rest in God is one of the hardest lessons to learn as an adult. Every time I think I know what’s going on, He does something that just rocks my world. I will definitely be praying for you. Its easy for me to fall into cynicism as well, but its something I have to fight b/c I also know that the enemy uses it to take my eyes off what God is doing. I’m learning that God’s plan may not be some big display for the world to see, but what I do in my every day life. And, I have to remember to stop when I roll my eyes or get irritated with people I work with. Its submitting to HIS will and where He has you. Praying for patience in the waiting and that you will learn to trust without question!!!

      • Eden says:

        Thank you so much Beth, that means alot.

        Amen. Resting without questions! Sounds like one of Mrs Moore’s classic rhymes! 🙂

        I pray God blesses you keeps you this week.

        My parents grew up in Red Oak OK by the way! I love Oklahoma.

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