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:

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

See that word “maintaining”? It is a form of the same Hebrew term used in Proverbs 4:23ย  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)ย  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.ย  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 weโ€™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 donโ€™t mind. Sisters, this woman right here KNOWS how powerfully you pray. Iโ€™ve seen it. Iโ€™ve felt it. You are solid gold in the Kingdom of God! Pray for these young people like youโ€™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.

Beth

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  1. 101
    Gina Williford says:

    Hi friends! My name is Gina, I’m 22 and in grad school at Dallas Baptist University working on my Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry. I work 30 hours a week on campus as a recruiter. This blog post was greatly encouraging in guarding my heart. living, working, and studying at a private school surrounded by others who have the same beliefs as I do it is easy to become complacent and comfortable and to let my heart cool off. I pray that God would continue to challenge me to maintain love with my roommates, coworkers, and others around me.

    • 101.1
      Theresa Cockerham says:

      Hi Gina,

      My name is Theresa Cockerham. I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. I know you have many who are praying for you, but I wanted you to know that you and I have a “special connection”. My son, and daughter-in-law graduated from Dallas Baptist. That was back in 1997 and 1998, respectively. Their names are Jeff and Sara (Rogers) Phillips. They are a great team for the Lord, and on a mission to plant churches in Vancouver, Canada. I am so excited to have the priviledge to pray for you. I know God has “special” plans for your life and He is preparing you, and giving you the tools you need to accomplish all He has planned for you. I pray God will bring Godly mentors into your life that will help to continue to mold you into the woman He desires you to become. I am already so very proud of you and the road you are walking with Him. A recruiter for Dallas Baptist. . .wow! I cannot tell you just how important it was for my son to have a Godly recruiter. God used his recruiter to open doors that we did not even know were available. He is using your life to touch young people, and open doors that you may never know, were the result of your time and Christian influence. Please know that each step you take, you have us who are interceding on your behalf. May your heart overflow with joy and know that He is using your life to “shine” His love to others. Psalms 139:17-18

  2. 102
    Joy says:

    I’m Joy! I am a twenty one year old junior in college. I’m from Houston, Texas!

    For the past seven years satan has kept a huge hold of me through addiction. I am a alcoholic and I have reached a dead end. I desperately want to live a life pleasing to my Father but I am overwhelmed with fear and shame. I am trying to run to Him instead of away. Please pray that I will know the freedom of Jesus and that I would surrender every aspect of my life and my heart. Please pray for protection of my mind from lies and depression and anxiety! Thank you for caring about my generation!

    • 102.1
      Kathy B says:

      Hi Joy! Thank you for beautifully displaying such courage by naming your struggle. I’m praying that Jesus will protect your heart and mind from lies. Since you live in Houston, I hesitate to mention this pretty fantastic teacher from there ๐Ÿ™‚ She has a marvelous book I recommend called, “Praying God’s Word.” It has specific chapters on overcoming depression and anxiety! I know, right? It takes pages and pages of scripture that speak directly to your struggle-among others. It’s available at Lifeway bookstore or most likely, your church library. Can’t find it? email me ([email protected]). Praying! with love, from Tennessee

  3. 103
    Ashton says:

    My name is Ashton and I am 27. I currently live in Birmingham Alabama but travel 70% of the time for work around the country. I am praying and believing that The Lord is going to continue to open doors to bring me back to Texas (My home state). I feel His call there and believe that He has placed a ministry call on my life speciically in the area of Disability/Special needs Ministry to families and churches. I ask that you pray protection around me. That the vision and call would be protected and continually fanned into flame and that The Lord would have His way with my life. That I would be a vessel for His purposes and glory and that any attack of the enemy that may try to come and destroy would be thwarted in the Name of Jesus! I ask that you would pray that Lord would divinely align those that are to be involved in the mission He has given and make the path clear!!! Thank you in advance for your love through prayer! It is invaluable! May His Kingdom reign in our hearts and lives forever!!!

    • 103.1
      Kelly S says:

      Ashton, you are precious! I live in Tennessee. Im 41 yrs old and a mom of 3. I am honored to pray for you. I have a son with Down’s and your comment brought tears to my eyes. I am very fornunate to live in an area and go to a church that LOVES my son. We dont have an official special needs ministry, but my entire church ministers to my family…And Im thankful!! Church is one of my son’s favorite places.
      Im going to copy and paste your comment so I can pray each of your requests. May God strengthen you in the grace that is in Christ Jesus! (2Tim 2.1)

      • Ashton says:

        Kelly,
        What an honor to have you praying over me! It blessed my heart to hear you say that your family is in a church community that loves and values your WHOLE family!! And then to hear that it is your son’s FAVORITE PLACE, isn’t that how it should be for all of us?!? I value and appreciate your prayers over these few days and I will be praying specifically over your family! That The Lord will continue to use each of you to influence and touch all of those around you for His Kingdom! What a unique and amazing call you have on your life! And your son…He is a world changer!!!
        Thank you so very much…Blessings in Him,
        Ashton

  4. 104
    Amber says:

    This post was such a timely blessing for me Beth. My name is Amber and am the wife to a youth and worship pastor, a mom to 3 beautiful children and a pastor myself with a heart for the lost and for proclaiming that Jesus saves to a generation. I am 28 and live in Williston, ND. I am constantly seeking to grow my passion for God and also my spiritual disciplines in order for my little ones to see a godly model.
    Also, I’m leaving my family for 10 days to do some short-term missions work in Jamaica this summer. This has been a God-ordained trip and in many ways I believe it is my “Isaac” – a declaration that though my family is my utmost priority and joy to serve, God is my first love and I will still obey with joy when He calls!
    Thank you for investing in us; your prayers mean the world.

    • 104.1
      Kelleen Little says:

      Amber, I am a pastor’s wife in Spokane, Washington. I will pray that your ever-increasing passion for the Lord Jesus will be radiant on your face and your children will be powerfully influenced to love Jesus with all their hearts. Love and prayers!

    • 104.2
      Dawn Russell says:

      Hi Amber,

      My name is Dawn and I live in Wisconsin. I will print this out and put it in my prayer journal to pray for you every day! Williston, ND caught my eye because my aunt is from there. They live in East Grand Forks now. Let me know the dates of your trip so I can continue to pray. D:)

  5. 105
    Jessie says:

    Hi my name is Jessie and I am 20 years old finishing up my sophomore year of college. This summer I am going to be a camp counselor for children, one of my largest passions. When I return I will be starting Pharmacy school and the summer after I will be getting married to my best friend. This past summer God opened my eyes to who He is and I am still on fire for Him, the Savior of my life!! Praise the Lord and thank you for praying for me!

    • 105.1
      Mary says:

      Dear Jessie, my name is Mary and I will be lifting you up in prayer. May God protect you and keep you close to Him. I’m so thankful that He is lifting up wonderful women like you to train the next generation in His precious love. My blog is http://www.grammygrace.wordpress.com. Bless you, Jessie.

  6. 106
    Kristen says:

    My name is Kristen and I’m 27 from Denver. I just came out the hardest year I’ve experienced which led to some decisions that do not glorify who He is. As I move through the healing process and trying to feel whole again I ask for prayers that God will help me move forward. Not live in the past and not repeat the decisions I made out of a position of complete despair. God is good and I so want to feel that passion for him, to find significance in him.

    • 106.1
      Suzie Lind says:

      Hi Kristen, my name is Suzie and I will be praying for you. I will be praying that you will walk in the new mercies Jesus offers us every day and that your heart will be lifted high and free from condemnation. I will pray that you will KNOW His love for you is overwhelming and unending and nothing you could do or not do will change that.

  7. 107
    Sarah says:

    Hi my name is Sarah. I am a new mommy (1.5 mo old daughter) and my husband and I (married 4 years) are about to move to another city in our state to help plant a church and college ministry (he will serve as a pastor). Before choosing to stay home I worked as a full time administrative assistant for a large college ministry. I would greatly appreciate prayer in this season of transition – to have one pure and holy passion to intimately know and follow hard after Jesus, to serve my husband and daughter in love and to have a heart for the lost. Thank you! I feel ministered to already after reading this sweet post, Beth!

    • 107.1
      Sarah says:

      P.S. I am 25

    • 107.2

      Hey Sarah!

      Wow! Just wanted to jump down in the comment section and say thank you for sharing! My wife & I will be praying for you and your husband! Funny that you shared a little of your guys story. My wife & I are also part of a college ministry where I teach at half of our gatherings and she leads a small group of college girls. So we are well acquainted with the difficulties that brings! Usually means transitioning normal schedules to college schedules to better disciple the students (which usually means we stay up until midnight sometimes lol). But we will be praying! I already set a reminder on my phone to pray for you and your husband with Alyssa. What’s his name? Thank you for being such an example and for faithful years in ministry! We have just been doing this so we look up to ya big time!

      Blessings,

      Jeff & Alyssa

      • Sarah Vint says:

        Jeff & Alyssa, Thank you so much for seeking the Father on our behalf! We so greatly appreciate it! My husband’s name is Joel. Thanks again!!!

    • 107.3
      Gina says:

      Hi Sarah,
      My name is Gina. Congrats on your new baby! I am 37 and also pregnant with my first baby girl due in Oct. My husband and I have been married for 4 years in July as well. That is why your post attracted me. You are a new mom and married the same years as me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am currently a teacher, but will stay home next year to be with the baby. I will pray for your family as you transition into a new city. I know at times it will be hard, but continue to lean on God in everything that you do. I will be praying for you and your family. May God bless you more than you can imagine!

  8. 108
    Samantha Rodriquez says:

    Wow! This post was for me indeed. I need prayer. Big time. I have been at the end of my rope lately. I am 22 and have gone cold it seems. I live in Ft. Lewis, WA right now with my husband. 3,000 miles away from family and friends… I have been feeling like God had left me lately. I miss that firey passion. I miss it more than anything. I miss that hunger for His Word and for Him. Oh please, desperately, pray for me… I want it back so bad. I want that passion again. And i need desperate prayer. I really needed this post, and the prayer. I was so down and miserable. But this has given me hope. I will pray and seek. Please pray for me.

    • 108.1
      Jo Ann says:

      Samantha, I’m praying for you! I’m from Philadelphia. I know the feeling you’re talking about and your heart’s desire. I’ll be praying all that Beth said, and for all you’ve written about.

      • Samantha says:

        Thank you so much. It is so encouraging to know someone out there is praying for me. Gives me hope for another day. Thank you.

    • 108.2
      Doreen T. says:

      Samantha, I will pray for you daily for the next 14 days. Although you are 3000 miles from family and friends, please know that you have someone praying for you just a few miles up I-5 (Kent/Des Moines area) and a God who is infinitely available to you right where you are 24/7. I will pray specifically that you will be encouraged as you seek intimacy with our Precious Lord and Savior through His word and prayer. May the joy of the Lord be your hope and strength!

      • Samantha says:

        Wow! You are close! Wonderful to have you praying for me. It gives me so much strength and hope. Thank you so very much for praying for me. It means……so so very much. Thank you.

    • 108.3
      Kelly says:

      Hi Samantha! I will pray for you for the next few weeks…hey, I live in Tacoma! If you ever want to come to church with me…I go to Puget Sound Christian Center 56th & S. Tacoma Way in Tacoma area! I’d be glad to meet you there and sit with you!! Praying for you for you to feel Jesus heart and love for you in a powerful new way!!

  9. 109
    Leigh says:

    I am 26 years old and from Texas. I have been married for almost 3 years and it feels like we have had nothing but battles. Please pray the Lord will deliver us, create a renewed love, and restore our family.

    • 109.1
      Cindy G says:

      Leigh, I am a mother of 1 son and daughter-in-law and 2 daughters very similar in age to you. I live in Lakeland, FL and will be lifting you up in prayer daily these next 2 weeks. I will specifically pray Ephesians 5:21-33 over your family. God treasures family and wants to prosper your family. God Bless You!

      • Leigh says:

        Thank you so much, Cindy! The prayers are greatly appreciated. This week has been especially hard… This post could not have come at a better time.

  10. 110
    Galina says:

    Hi, I’m Galina. I’m a junior at the University of Connecticut. I’ve been in a rut these past couple of months, very hard hearted. If you guys could jusy pray for God to soften my heart towards his Word and so that I will actually desire holiness and have the strength to fight for it. Especially since there are many younger girls in my church who look to me as an example. Also, I’m part of a group that’s running a Christian summer camp ( we’re actually writing the curriculum!) So we definitely need prayer for that too! Thank you!

    • 110.1
      Tammie says:

      Hi, Galina! I’m Tammie from Pennsylvania. I would be absolutely honored to pray you through. I was involved with youth ministry from many years and I remember what it’s like to have younger girls looking to you as a role model. God can and will bring you through this spell, soften your heart and bring you out stronger on the other side.

      Also praying for your curriculum for camp. Summer camp can be such a transformational place. I pray that it will be for you and your students!

  11. 111
    Meredith says:

    My name is Meredith and I’m a 27 year old from Texas. I am a girls minister to 7th through 12th grade girls. Right now, I’m working through this season of singleness and a new ministry. I’m so aware of my weaknesses and need for Christ’s strength each day. Being in a new place can be hard and I am seeking to lean on the Lord and find strength in Him. I want my ministry to be an overflow of my heart. I’m also working to find balance with all the things in my life.

    • 111.1
      Lindsee says:

      Meredith! I was a girls minister to that same age group for three years, also at a church and single, before coming to LPM. Now I do that same thing, but it just looks different. Balance was something I definitely had to learn! Praying for you!

  12. 112
    Sydney says:

    My name is Sydney. I am 19 and live in NC. I want so badly for Christ to be known on my college campus. We are all placed into our environments to fearlessly proclaim the mystery of the gospel for which we are ambassadors. I’m trying to live this out but Satan has been after me. I grow weary sometimes. I know that’s exciting because in my weakness God is strong but sometimes it’s tough. It overjoys my heart to see someone come to know the creator of the universe. It’s crazy that God chooses to allow us to be apart of Him saving someone and showing them complete love. I will be spending my summer in Orlando with 140 other college kids from my area. We’re headed down to work in the theme parks and learn how to walk with God and grow in Him. We leave in 38 days. I would ask you to pray for the hearts of the unbelievers to be soften and open to hearing the word. I would also ask you to pray for the end of this school year. That we don’t give up these last two weeks but keep spreading the word of the gospel. Lastly id ask you to pray for me. That I may fearlessly proclaim the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador. Thank you!

    • 112.1
      Mary says:

      Dear Sydney, My elderly ladies sunday school class will be praying for you. They cant use computers but they will bring you to the feet of Jesus

  13. 113
    Jackie J says:

    My name is Jackie and I am finishing up my Junior year at the University of Arkansas. This post could not have come at a better time. I so believe in the power of prayer and am thankful for the opportunity to have someone intercede for me. A few specifics are:

    1) Like this post says, the Lord would keep my heart pure and completely fixated on him by breaking down my pride and learning to rely on him

    2)Discerning how God is going to use the love I have for speaking in front of people and telling them about Jesus – what steps I need to take to get there

    3) My boyfriend (soon to be fiance) and I hold on to the promises the Lord has given us as our life starts to get crazy as he enters the MLB draft this June

    Thank you so much!! I can’t wait to see how the Lord will continue to answer these prayers!

    • 113.1
      Tracey Knight says:

      jackie, i’m on this. i’m 49 & live in arkadelphia AR. i have a daughter in nursing school at the UofA so your post grabbed my heart. i love your requests & know God is already using you now & you may not even realize it. He wants tender, trusting hearts & that’s my prayer for you too. also that God would continue to clearly lead you to sound teaching/prep for yourself so you can give that back out to lead others to Him – so your heart first then to others. i love how God does that. ๐Ÿ™‚ hold tight to Jesus, jackie! i’m praying for you!

    • 113.2
      Kim Cook says:

      Hi Jackie –

      My name is Kim Cook, and I want to join your prayer team. I live in central Arkansas, have three daughters (ages 23, 21, & 20), will celebrate 25 years of marriage in May. The big fat 5-0 hits in June.

      Your post caught my eye for several reasons – You’re at the UA (camaraderie for all Arkansans!); you are a college student (I have three daughters in college and/or law school); Your heart for a relationship grounded in Christ; the possibility of your entering the sports world (if you marry Brandon and he is successful in the draft – what an amazing opportunity that would be for the both of you!!); your blog is insightful, mature & well done; and I know another Jackie J at UA.

      I want to encourage you in regards to the relationship you have with Christ, and in regards to how you are striving to keep that relationship in the proper place – above all else.

      I am humbled by the opportunity to intercede for you and Brandon. I will pray that God’s path for your lives (together or not) is evident and that you will CHOOSE His will over yours. I will ask that whatever path that is, that you serve your God together, and that Brandon will be the spiritual leader that God has designed for families. I will also pray for the people who will cross your path from this day forward. May you boldly proclaim the hope that only Jesus provides!!

      Godspeed, Ms. Jackie J! Know that you will be lifted up, and that God will hear your name and desires many, many times over the next few weeks!

  14. 114
    Cassidy S. says:

    Thank you, Beth, for this wonderful opportunity to ask for prayer from fellow believers!

    Hi everyone, I’m Cassidy, I’m 24 (almost 25), and I live in Indiana.

    Like some above me have said, I live in a smaller town (and recently moved here), so it’s been hard to get plugged into a solid Christian community. Please pray for me to find a home with a church, a strong community that is on fire for Jesus and His love.

    Also, please pray that God will continue to do the good work in me that He is already accomplishing. I have such a heart for working with youth, especially college-age students; my current occupation is working in higher education. But I feel that God is calling me to become more involved with youth here in my community, to make known His love and to counsel others through the hard parts of being a teen/twenty-something. Pray that He will give me discernment as to His will for me, and the courage to follow His will daily. Ask Him that He will continue to reveal Himself to me as He’s been doing recently, and that I will continue to be daily sustained by His mercies and steadfast love for me.

    To my brothers and sisters who asked for prayers–know that I’m praying for all of you!

    • 114.1
      Mary says:

      Dear Cassidy, My ladies sunday school class is praying for you. They dont use computers but they are excited to pray for you

  15. 115
    Angie says:

    My name is Angie and I am 27. God has very recently done a great work in my life in the area of emotional bondage, but I know that I am still weak. Please, if you could pray that I would continue to rest in God’s love and acceptance of me I would appreciate it. I also am single and I sometimes struggle with that. I want, over everything else, to honor and glorify God in my life, but it is hard to stay focused some days. I’m in a season where a lot of my friends are getting married or settling into their lives and God has not seen fit for me to enter into that yet. It is very exciting at times, but also lonely and scary. Please pray that I would continue to trust Him and to seek His will over my own. Thank you so much!

    Peace and love to you in Christ,
    Angie

    • 115.1
      Mary says:

      My ladies in my sunday school class are praying for you. They are elderly and don’t use computers but they are prayer warriors.

  16. 116
    Jennifer says:

    My name is Jennifer. I’m a native Californian who got to Texas as fast as I could! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am 26.

    I just finished a weekend reunion with my two childhood best friends for Gateway’s Pink Impact conference. One of them had a season of rebellion towards God. It broke my heart, but God has restored our friendship beautifully. The other has never NOT been my friend per se, but there are several key topics on which we hold VERY different views. These have been a source of contention since childhood.

    This past weekend was particularly rough for me. I have allowed this friend to run over me in the past because she is EXTREMELY smart and articulate…even though I believe Scripture clearly teaches different things than what she believes. I decided that I wasn’t going to allow her to intimidate me again this weekend.

    I guess ultimately I didn’t, but geez, did my heart hurt! I didn’t know (and still don’t) if I was becoming more wise in guarding my heart with her? or was I just hardening it and not walking in love? I question more if it was the latter because I was tempted to grow COLD towards her, even to hate. I don’t know where the balance is in this. I used to err towards allowing myself to be accused and a doormat. God’s been removing that from me. With this situation, though, I don’t want to a) disobey God, b) allow hatred and hardness of heart, and c) obviously give place to the enemy. I’m praying for God’s wisdom and discernment. I’m praying for His heart.

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      Mary says:

      My elderly ladies will be honored to pray for you. They don’t use computers but are excited to take you to the feet of Jesus

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    Megan says:

    My name is Megan, and I’m a 26 year old from Pennsylvania.

    My life was pretty near perfect until about a year ago, when I fell into deep depression, broke my engagement, quit my job, and started over.

    Though I’ve slowly started to build my life back, I still struggle daily with depression, an eating disorder, and guilt. I worry that my poor decisions will result in a “second-string” future, and I have no clue where God will lead me from here. I have a lot of ground to make-up to rebuild trust and support with the people I love most.

    I want so desperately to truly accept His grace and move forward with purpose, joy, and confidence, but it’s a moment-by-moment struggle.

    I am so thankful in advance for a prayer warrior who will lift me up during this difficult season.

    • 117.1
      Erica says:

      Megan I have never considered myself a prayer warrior but I’m going to become one for you sweet girl! I know the hold that guilt and depression can have on your mind. I will pray for protection and peace to constantly wash over you. I’m sorry this season is a tough one, just hold on to His promise that He will never leave you. I also will be praying that Jesus makes your path clear and that you would follow Him. This is my life verse. I cling to it during my darkest times. I hope it offers you some hope and comfort.

      ” We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

      Your name is written on a sticky, I’m honored to be your “prayer warrior!” Keep me updated if you would like, I would love it! Email- [email protected]

      With hope- ERICA

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    Lindsey Spicer says:

    Hey y’all! My name is Lindsey, I’m 23 & I’m from Kentucky. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not sure what I’m supposed to say about myself but I guess I should say I work in a high school as an American Sign Language Interpreter. I’m also very involved in my church, attending our college-aged group Tuesday nights, where every other week, we head downtown to serve dinner at the Salvation Army & spend time with the people there. Wednesday nights, I lead the high school girls in a bible study & then have practice for praise band. Then, of course, Sunday mornings, I have more practice for praise band & then leading music during service & I also interpret the services as well. I’m also traveling to Africa this summer for a mission trip in Arua, Uganda so I’m very excited for that opportunity as it will be my first overseas mission trip! I’m hoping that I’m being a light in all facets of my life, that I won’t miss/pass up opportunities to speak truth & life to others, and that I will have a renewed sense of joy & purpose in God’s will for my life, daily. Thanks for praying! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Kim Doy Joy says:

      Lindsey–
      Your post caught my attention because you are a sign language interpreter; I have a hearing disability and while I do not use sign language I depend on lip reading to help in understand others. I live in Missouri and would be honored to pray for you. It sounds as if you are busy serving at home and soon to serve “away from home” as well. I will put an alert on my phone calendar to pray for you. May you be a light as your serve Him and may God’s presence touch you in a special way.

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    Elaine says:

    My name is Elaine. I’m 28 and I live in Illinois. I have Bipolar disorder, which is now under control, but I struggle with what I’ve done in the past because of it. I know God forgives, and I’ve asked for forgiveness. The problem comes when I’m supposed to let go and leave it with Him. Also, I want to lose weight but I’m scared of failing and I feel overwhelmed with how hard it is going to be. We want to have a child but I need to lose weight to give us the best possible outcome. I also struggle with contentment. I know God’s timing is perfect, but its just difficult to be content when I see others who are where you want to be in life who aren’t grateful or don’t care or don’t take care of what God has given them. Thank you for writing this blog. It was just what I needed.

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      KaRetha says:

      Hi Elaine, my name is KaRetha and I’m from Louisiana. I would be honored to pray for you. I was raised in a family that has bipolar disease. I can testify to you that God will take care of you and He alone can handle all your concerns and fears. Delight in Him and I assure you He will delight in you. May God richly bless you sister!!

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    Laura says:

    My name is Laura, and I am 23. I am in grad school, where the search for truth is pursued through science and not through Christ. Please pray for rapport with others in my cohort and perseverance. And pray for contentment in my singleness and a passion for prayer and God’s word.

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      Christy Yates says:

      Laura – I’m Christy and live in Georgia. I picked you for intercessory prayer because I have been exactly where you are and so wish I had someone then to offer prayer on my behalf.

      Grad school can be wonderful and overwhelming all at once. I had many friends go into the workforce and start families while I was in grad school, so I know the challenge of trying to find contentment in God when contentment in romantic relationships gets exulted in the world.

      My prayer for you is that you experience a tangible reminder of the satisfaction you can find in God.

      Teach Laura your way, LORD, that she may rely on your faithfulness; give her an undivided heart, that she may revere your name. (Ps 86:11)

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    Liz Roberson says:

    My name is Liz and I live in Katy, TX. Although I am turning 30 this year, I am an old soul. Since I was very young, I was told that I am wise beyond my years. Some of that I’m sure was due to suffering, but I give God the glory in keeping me in his ways. He has called me into ministry and pastors/mentors have confirmed that calling. At this point, I believe I have hit the “fire” phase. I can tell that He is refining and preparing me. My health suffers a bit, but mainly I am waiting, trusting and trying to be aware of my world around me. I need all the prayer that I can get! Thank you.

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      Angela says:

      My name is Angela and I live in Pennsylvania. After reading your post, I would be glad to pray for you because your story spoke to me because I have also suffered and struggled with my health. You are truly wise to put your trust in God! I will be remembering you in prayer and asking God to bless you in your future endeavors.

  22. 122
    Emily says:

    I am Emily from Florida. I am 28 years old. I would like prayer to more fully experience God’s grace over my life. For so long, I’ve tried so hard to keep it all together, to do everything well, and to meet everyone’s expectations. I’ve been so hard on myself as I’ve tried to keep all of this up instead of resting in the freedom of God’s grace please pray that I can know and believe that I belong to Christ through grace. No amount of striving will earn more approval from God. I pray that I learn to live in the freedom that His grace brings.

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      Emily says:

      Hi Emily! I’m Emily from Florida, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ When I read your post, I thought how I could have written the exact same one just a few years ago. I still struggle and my husband and friends tell me they’ve never met someone who is so hard on themselves. But, I have experienced so much grace and freedom and I will be praying that you will be set free and be able to rest in just how loved you are!

  23. 123
    Kara says:

    Please pray for me. Recently divorced. 2 young babies. Feeling sad and reckless. Thanks!

    • 123.1
      Tammie says:

      Kara, I’m Tammie from Pennsylvania and I would be honored to pray you through this season. Praying that the God of all comfort would surround you and guide your path!

  24. 124
    Paige says:

    27 year old nurse and wife of a youth minister. Currently living in Tennessee. Struggling to dwell in HIS peace and presence after a miscarriage earlier this year. I’ve recently been praying Psalm 34:18; that I would feel his nearness. Please pray that I can rest in love instead of bitterness and cynicism.

    • 124.1
      Wendy says:

      Hi Paige,

      Praying for you today and the next 2 wks. I’m very sorry for your loss and I will be praying for peace, presence and love over you.

      BTW, I’m a nurse, too :)–I’m 42 and I live in Southern CA.

      Love, Wendy

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    Kaylee Schlabach says:

    I’m Kaylee. Tampa, Fl.
    In a season of discomfort and was led to it by Jesus Himself. In it I have found Him in the most profound and beautiful ways. He loves making Himself known. He is teaching me His character of Love- unconditional. Absolutely unconditional. It is painful but it is joy to love all the same. He is teaching me how to love a family that knows nothing of it. He is teaching me what it is to desire others more than myself. Your prayers of His sovereign hand to be all over me is what I want. I’m so incredibly thankful to you who are faithful to other believers. You truly are a sustaining rock for friendship. Jesus was so kind to give us you. We kids love you!

  26. 126
    Julie says:

    My name is Julie. I’m almost 24 and live in Odessa, TX. I am working on my BBA and through this constantly praying and searching for my mission to serve God. School is difficult for me, a struggle to get finished. But I believe that God will allow wonderful opportunities to serve him. I want to be a servant with a pure heart for God, while watching and witnessing all the wonderful things He can do. You’re prayers are greatly appreciated.

    • 126.1
      Mary says:

      My ladies sunday school class will be praying for you. They don’t use computers but the can sure pray!!!

  27. 127
    Leah Elizabeth says:

    My name is Leah Elizabeth, my Fiance and i lead worship at our home church frequently, we also lead a connect group, and volunteer in our church outreach programs. We love to serve as much as we can, however, i don’t want to lose the fire for God in the serving. I am so thankful for this post because i was just thinking about this last night. We both desire to be used by God, but we don’t want to burn out. We want to keep the fire burning, and for our serving to be an overflow out of our love for him. Please pray for us to learn good stewardship, and for his fire to be stirred in us like never before.

    • 127.1
      Mary says:

      My ladies sunday school will be praying for you.They don’t use computers but they will bring you to the feet of Jesus

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    Jennifer says:

    I’m 28 and in 2013 all of the things that I thought I could count on have fallen apart – including my small group, my living situation, church connections and close friendships. I remember listening to a Beth devotional early this year saying that this would be a good year, because we have a good God. I have clinging on to that truth these past weeks and months in the midst of such deep sadness praying that God’s glory would be revealed through my circumstances. He has been so faithful to me in this season of grieving and letting go – He will use even this for my good, and I do believe and know that this will be a good year!

    Thank you for praying and for the encouragement in this post!

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    Nicole Martinez says:

    My name is Nicole, I am 22 from Southern Illinois but going to school in Kentucky. I am about to graduate with my Bachelors in Health and Physical education. I am praying for my next steps, to glorify God with my passions and make His name famous. To “maintain” my heart for God and the unreached regions of the world. I am currently living in Belize for the next two weeks teaching in a local school, when I am finished here I will graduate. I have some huge life changing decisions hovering on my doorstep.

    • 129.1
      Mary says:

      I teach a ladies sunday school class in Somerset, Ky.
      They will be praying for you. They don’t use computers but they are prayer warriors

  30. 130
    Sarah says:

    I’m Sarah and I’ll be 29 next month. I’m a single college administration at a University in a small town. I’m involved in a big church I love but really struggle to find community as a single 20 something. It feels like I missed the marriage boat (though I know that will come in the Lord’s time) and that complicates things more than I anticipated!

    Thank you so much for recognizing the need for prayers for people our age!

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    Allie says:

    My name is Allie and I am a 20 year old in Texas. I have applied for nursing school after transferring and changing my major and recently found out that I am wait listed for the program. I know that this is God’s plan for my life and that is what makes if even harder! I know God has a plan, but the uncertainty of not knowing what my summer or fall semester will look like is the scariest part. I ask that you would pray for Him to open the door if that is His plan and that if it isn’t He would open the next door. I am also trying to seek God in my relationship and ask for prayer that he will do the same as we work together to have a Godly relationship.

    Thanks for the prayers!!

    • 131.1
      Bridget says:

      Hey Allie,
      What a coincidence ๐Ÿ™‚ 2 years ago I transferred from school in TN to VA to go to Nursing school, finally applied… and got wait listed in January. I was absolutely devastated. What I found, though, is that for my life at least, this isn’t the end. I ended up having to change my major and I will graduate next year, and I will go on to get either my accelerated BSN or my RN somewhere else after graduation. Not what I expected or planned at all, but all I can do is trust that God will lead me along the way. Whether or not everything works out as I had hoped, I just have to rest in the fact that since I covered this in prayer, what is happening is somewhere in God’s plan. Remember that while you are looking for other doors to open. Consider another major, reapply, pick up a minor, retake a pre-req that you didn’t do great in, get a job as a Home Health Aide or Nursing Assistant, volunteer or shadow in a hospital… any of these things could help you fill in those empty semesters, add to your resume, and open your eyes to new possibilities ๐Ÿ™‚
      In short, I know how hard it is.. it took a long time for me to give up the sadness and worry and frustration.. all of us wait-listed nurses are left sitting here saying, “WHAT?? They said there was a shortage, I’m brilliant, all I want to do is love people all the time and help everybody in the world… why in the world am I being stopped?!” ๐Ÿ™‚ But Remember, we have a God who LOVES us and wants the best for us and PROMISES to take us there, if we follow Him. So don’t lose hope! Keep your eyes on Him, your ears open,and don’t let anything get between you and God as you figure out your future.
      Thinking of you and praying for you, and for your relationship with your boyfriend.. (same boat there as well, all I can say is that you just gotta set some clear boundaries and incorporate the Lord into your relationship as much as possible… maintain your alone time with God, pray ALL the time, discuss what you’re thinking, what needs to change, what you’re learning, etc.)
      Sorry this is so long! I hope this helps a little bit ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Stephanie Volkmer says:

    Hi! My name is Stephanie, I’m 28 and I live in Tulsa, Ok.
    I am a nanny for 4 children and looking to go back to school for my teaching degree in the fall. I want to eventually go overseas to work with children who are unwanted, but finances have prevented me from doing that. I am involved with my local church, that has a great young adults program.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to really pray and focus for us, I really appriciate it. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Much love!

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    Jennifer says:

    I’m asking for someone or others to pray for my 19 year old stepson. Who was brought up in church and very active in the church. His first year of college he was swept into things of the world and made some bad decisions that he is paying the consequence for. I know the Lord can restore the JOY of his salvation. I am asking that someone pray that the Lord will deal with him so strong to get back into church and living for the Lord’s purpose and not that of his own will at 19.

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      Mary says:

      My ladies SS class will be praying for your son. They don’t use computers but they are prayer warriors.

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    Ashley says:

    Hi! I’m Ashley, a 22-year-old from Texas. I have been married almost a year to my high school sweetheart. He is such a kind and patient man and I am looking forward to seeing how God is going to use us together to further His kingdom. I am working on my master’s in counseling and I am so excited about my future as a counselor! I have a passion for listening to other women and helping them realize who they are in Christ. Thank you for this oppportunity to not only be lifted up, but to lift up others!

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      Kim Kuneli says:

      Sweet Ashley! I’m Kim, a 46 year old homeschool mom here in Ohio. Your post caught my eye as years ago I too was working on my master’s in counseling ๐Ÿ™‚ The Lord had other plans for our life and family but He is so faithful to send me dear friends and family who I am able to minister to, my main focus to guide them in their relationship with the Lord.I will be praying for you! If there is anything I can specifically pray, please let me know.
      [email protected]

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      Mary says:

      My ladies are praying for you. They dont use computers but they will bring you before the feet of Jesus

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    Bethany says:

    Hey! I’m Bethany from Pittsburgh, PA. I’m 23 and I’m raising support to leave for Santa Cruz, Bolivia for a two-year term to serve youth/college students in the city! The Lord has put such a fire in me to be in South America (for the 3rd time). I’m so grateful to serve a God who lets us love the passions He puts inside of us for His purposes!
    My faith is being tested as I seek partners willing to support my ministry, go through intensive training, and strive to have spiritual vitality as the Lord prepares me for His purposes in Bolivia.
    Praying with you all! I love this generation!
    Dios les bendiga!

    • 135.1
      Mary says:

      Dear Bethany, My ladies ss class is praying for you. They dont use computers but they are honored to pray for you

  36. 136
    Missy says:

    Hi! My name is Missy and I am from Nashville! Today is my 25th Birthday! I am currently loving being a young, single, working adult. I have a deep passion for God’s Word. I would love to write Bible studies eventually, but would love to attend seminary first. I am currently working at a publishing company and trying to soak up and learn everything I can. Please pray for a renewed desire to do what God has placed on my heart-which is write. I am also doing my best to save money in order to head to seminary in the next few years. Please pray for God’s provision and direction.

  37. 137
    cynthia says:

    I’m 26, and currently struggling in every aspect of my life.

    • 137.1
      Tammie says:

      Cynthia, I’m Tammie. Please know that you’re in my prayers. Praying that God will give you grace and wisdom in the struggle. I pray that his peace and comfort will become real and tangible for you!

  38. 138
    Clarissa says:

    Hello! I am Clarissa from Nebraska. I would ask for prayer related to the following: deep community, a mentor, wisdom, and that my heart would be immersed in the truth of the Gospel daily. I desperately want to love the Lord and others with all my heart but it seems my heart has been hardened recently. I am grateful in advance for your prayers! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
    {2 Corinthians 5.14-15}

    • 138.1
      Mary says:

      Dear Clarissa, My ladies SS class will be lifting you up in prayer. They dont use computers but the will bring you to our Savior

  39. 139
    Kristin says:

    Hi! I’m Kristin from Lexington, Kentucky. I’m 29 and married with a two year old boy. I really desire to raise my son after God’s own heart and I’m both overwhelmed and honored to be entrusted with him. My husband and I have a deep burden for orphans; we’ve been praying about becoming foster parents. I welcome the prayers of my sisters in Christ! What a blessing this community has been in my life. Thank you.

    • 139.1
      Mary says:

      Sweet Kristin, We are a ladies ss class in Somerset, Ky.
      They dont use computers but they are honored to pray for you

  40. 140
    Ashley says:

    Hi! I’m Ashley a 22 (almost 23 year old) living in beautiful Florida. I graduated college in May 2012, moved home from Alabama and immediately started working. I am very grateful to have a job with a reputable company, but I did not have a warm welcome by my co-workers. I feel that i am in a constant battle of bitterness, when i should be loving my unbelieving co-workers and sharing the joy I have with Christ. It’s also been a hard year transitioning home and finding a solid group of Godly friends. I would be so grateful if someone would pray for my heart as I am working full time and in the search for Christ centered friendships and community. I appreciate your prayers!

    • 140.1
      Kelly says:

      Hi Ashley, I will pray for you, I can relate to the work/co-worker situation/not wanting to be bitter…will definitely be praying for you about all the things you mentioned!

    • 140.2
      Debbie in Tennessee says:

      Hi Ashley – my name is Debbie, I live in Tennessee and I will be praying for you. I too know the conflict that can be felt with co-workers. Romans 12:18 has been a verse I have used over and over. Blessings to you today. Love, Debbie

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    Meredith says:

    My name is Meredith. I am 23 years old and I’m from Arkansas. I have spent the past nine months teaching school in Haiti, and will be moving home tomorrow to begin nursing school. Would so love your prayers for a smooth transition back into the craziness of life in the States. Also, for the Lord to give me new opportunities to grow and minister to others as I plant my roots in a brand new city. Above all, pray for a fire in my heart that burns for Christ and supernatural grace & boldness in sharing Him with others.

    • 141.1
      Mary says:

      My ladies would be honored to pray for you. I had a friend that worked in Haiti as well. We will be praying for you

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    Christine says:

    My name is Christine, and I am living in August, GA. I’m in my 4th year of college as a Religion major, and I am loving every minute of it. I am also being trained to take over women’s ministry at my church, and it scares me half to death because I am realizing just how broken I am and how much I desperately need Christ to reign in every aspect of my life. I am praying constantly that the Lord would do a mighty work in His church, and that women would fall passionately in love with Christ. Ministry is hard and it’s messy, and I cannot do anything without Christ guiding and leading me and giving me strength that can only come from Him. He is so gracious and tender…there is truly nothing better than living a life sold-out for the glory of God!

    • 142.1
      Mary says:

      My ladies ss class doesn’t use computers but they are prayer warriors. They will be honored to pray for you

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    Sarah says:

    My name is Sarah and I’m from Dallas, Texas. I am headed to Nepal and India later this year for a vision trip to see God’s heart for the defenseless and voiceless women and children who are captured in human trafficking. Then I will spend six months at a leadership academy in Spain figuring out specific vision and implementation on how my gifts and desires align with God’s strategy to prove victorious in human trafficking in South Asia. Prayers would be absolutely fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 143.1
      Mary says:

      My elderly ladies class has adopted you to lift you up in prayer. I am copying a group of requests so that they can pray each one. We are praying for you

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    Claire Jones says:

    My name is Claire. I’m 24 years old and from Gainesville, Georgia.
    It is no mistake I stumbled across this post. On my way to work today I was thinking about how I feel like I have lost my joy, and my love for people. I have struggled with my prayer life lately and when I read my bible I’m just going through the motions.
    I work at a physical therapy office and am currently going to school to be a physical therapy assistant. I feel like I’m wandering around aimlessly in school. I don’t feel like it’s where I’m supposed to be. I, like many others who have posted, have a heart for missions and rescuing women and children from sex trafficking.
    God has given me the opportunity to go to Guatelmala this summer on a mission trip with 12 stone church and I couldn’t be more excited! This is my first mission trip and I feel it is the first of many.
    I have a man in my life that loves me more than I know and we need guidance in our relationship. We have chosen to put God first but we need strength to carry that out daily.
    I pray God would light my fire to burn even brighter and more than it ever has before. I need his guidance in school and my future career.
    Everything Beth wrote in this post is everything I long for in my relationship with God.
    Thank you for your prayers

    • 144.1
      Mary says:

      We are praying for you to feel Christ so close to you. My elderly ladies ss class is praying for you. They don’t use computers but they are prayer warriors.

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    Angela says:

    Hi, I’m Angela from Indiana.

    I’m 26 (I’ve been married for 7 1/2 years, have a 6 year old daughter and 3 year old son). It’s easy to hide things, especially on social media. We present an image for ourselves that might be witty or fun but not true of our heart. My prayer would be that we could teach our kids to be real with others, and with God. In a 24/7 world my daughter is already feeling like God doesn’t always listen when there’s a delay between the prayer and the answer.

    Thanks for praying for and with me.

    • 145.1
      Tracey M. says:

      Angela,

      While reading through these posts just now, yours caught my eye.

      Not 10 minutes ago I just read an article on how to teach your child to find their Identity not in today’s social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc) but in Christ.

      Your prayer echoes my prayer for my girls. I have 2 daughters – age 15 (freshman in High School) and a 11 year old (will be going to Middle School next year). Social media has totally changed our world and while it’s fun to be “social” you are exactly right in that so much of the time we try to “look” good for our “friends” while behind the screen we live real lives and all of us have real problems.

      Please know that I will pray for you & your family. If there’s anything else you’d like me to pray for please feel free to contact me.

      Tracey M.
      Dublin, OH
      [email protected]

    • 145.2
      Tracey M. says:

      Angela,

      While reading through these posts just now, yours caught my eye.

      Not 10 minutes ago I just read an article on how to teach your child to find their Identity not in today’s social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc) but in Christ.

      Your prayer echoes my prayer for my girls. I have 2 daughters – age 15 (freshman in High School) and a 11 year old (will be going to Middle School next year). Social media has totally changed our world and while it’s fun to be “social” you are exactly right in that so much of the time we try to “look” good for our “friends” while behind the screen we live real lives and all of us have real problems.

      Please know that I will pray for you & your family. If there’s anything else you’d like me to pray for please feel free to contact me.

      Tracey M.
      Dublin, OH

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    Andrea says:

    I’m 20 years old. I live in Minneapolis and I need prayer for a rest in Daddy God like never before. I’m in a transitional time and some days I feel insane because all the ugly stuff God is pulling out of me. I’m learning to let The Lord fight for me and have peace while he does it. I’m a fighter naturally, so it’s not too easy.

    • 146.1
      Mary says:

      My elderly ladies ss class is praying for you. They dont use computers but they will bring you before the throne of Jesus.

  47. 147
    Priscilla says:

    My name is Priscilla and I am from Texas. Reading this article has really stirred my heart and opened my eyes to all the things I see, do, hear that blacken my heart! As I am developing into woman, I want to keep my heart pure, not only for my future husband and family but for His kingdom!

    • 147.1
      Mary says:

      Priscilla, one of the ladies in my ss class has your name!!! I will make sure she gets your request. We are old and they dont use computers but they are prayer warriors.

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    seantea burroughs says:

    My name is Seantea; I’m 28 and live in Los Angeles, CA. Formerly in full-time ministry, I’m now working full-time as a municipal government employee. I’m still heavily involved with youth and women’s ministries, but I’m just… struggling.

    1. Desperately want to love Jesus… like, be IN love with Jesus… I know it’s possible… I’m just having a hard time getting there.

    2. Trusting God for my future. Being single gets rough sometimes! But I want to get to a place of GENUINE contentment in Christ.

    • 148.1
      Mary says:

      My elderly ladies SS class will be praying for you. They dont use computers but the will pray for your struggle.

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    Jon says:

    Hi my name is Jon. I am 22 and I am currently going to school in Mississippi. I am currently trying to finish my prerequisites for nursing school but it has taken me longer than I had hoped. I came to college very broken due to the complete family dysfunction and the sexual sin I have struggled with for 10 years. Everyday I wake up and struggle with lust and sexual sin. My heart is very empty and I am at the point now to where I try to reach out to anything to fill my heart. I have completely lost the passion for Jesus that I once had when I became a Christian in high school and have since tried to regain it. I struggle with my social life and trying to make good Christian friends that will encourage me but most of the time I feel alone and isolated. I am a very outgoing person and I love being around people but a lot of that has been kept away because of the sexual sin I struggle with. I desire to be free from bondage and to be completely passionate and on fire for Jesus again and for my heart to be pure so that I can be active in my Church and outgoing so that I can love on people again and wake up everyday with that passion for Jesus and to know him more. I want to be able to enjoy life and be happy again.

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      Lori Tremblay says:

      Jon, My name is Lori. I have two sons your age and I know how hard these struggles can be for you. I would love to pray for you. Remember how much Christ loves you, His desire is to see you overcome these strongholds and to be free from this bondage. You are not the only one with these struggles. I hate that you feel so alone and isolated. That is not what the Lord would desire for you. I will pray for your studies and degree in Nursing as well as for someone, perhaps a Pastor, to help you direct your heart and your passions toward Christ and what He will be able to do for you. You are not alone! Phillipians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever thing are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of Peace will be with you. Praying for you Jon!

      • Lori says:

        Jon, I just want you to know that I am praying for you daily, and often! Praying that you are having a great week! Lori

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      Patti says:

      Jon – after I finish typing this comment, (for the 2nd time because I hit the submit icon before typing in my name and email)I’m going to write your namne in my prayer journal so that I can pray a Scripture prayer covering over your sweet life every single day. I’m the mom of two grown sons just a bit older than you (25&28)and I’ve adopted a few other young men who have left comments, so I am happy to add one more to my heart and my prayers. Now, if you are open for a suggestion, keep reading. Otherwise, consider me your Prayer Mama and know that I’ll be praying for you long after the 14 days have passed.

      Here’s the suggestion: Scripture memory. I’d love to share my testimony of how God has healed my mind and continues to heal my emotions, but for the sake of being concise in this forum, I’ll just say that nothing has facilitated mental and emotional healing for me like committing to heart and to memory God’s Word.
      I’ll be praying for you, dear brother, with much love,
      Patti Hayes

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    Janetta says:

    Hi, my name’s Janetta and I live in Norman currently. I’m 22 and recently learning what it means to follow Christ & not just say I’m a Christian.

    God is revealing things to me slowly but surely & I know he’s calling me to ministry somewhere soon. Please pray that I am able to surrender myself FULLY & discern where he wants me.

    I am struggling immensely with idolizing musicians. I’m surrendering this whole month to Him & removing myself from any shows or concerts. This is VERY HARD for me so please pray for strength & great communication with God throughout it.

    Feel free to pray for anything else! This is awesome, thank you!

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      Selina says:

      Hi Janetta! My name is Selina and I’m from Kentucky.I will be praying for you daily for the next 14 days and beyond. Keep your chin up. You are on your way to something great because of your strong desire to follow God.

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      Kelly says:

      Hi Janetta! I will pray for you for the next two weeks…I totally understand about the musician thing, I am 55 now, but used to really be into rock and roll and bands and musicians and concerts back in the 70’s and 80’s…I will be praying for you about that as well as just for Jesus to reveal Himself to you and draw you closer to Him….He really is the one we are looking for!

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