Needed: PRAYER.

Hey, Everybody! We are super excited about this year of ministry both on the road and off the road but it occurred to me in Phoenix two weeks ago that it might be time to ask you prayer warriors to really press in if you’re willing.  I know your plates are all full just like ours are. I also know that your intercessory list is probably a mile long. None of us can cover everything but, if God makes room on those knees of yours for our Living Proof staff and the ministry He’s assigned to us, and for my family and me, we would try not to let a single second of it go to waste. We would actively receive with gratitude and humility and with much praise to God for you.

Things have really heated up around here. We were blessed out of our minds to have a fresh sense of God’s presence in Phoenix at our last LPL but, boy, did we ever have some obstacles. It truly was uncanny and caused us to realize that we can’t just approach the coming year like the previous year. At our last LPL, many of us on the team got sick almost instantly upon arriving. It’s one of the few times in all these years that I taught so hoarse that I was afraid I’d lose my voice completely before the event was over. Just so you’ll know how unusual that was, I literally have not been to the doctor in over three years for any kind of sickness. God has really blessed me in this season will wellness but my experience in Phoenix reminded me not to take that for granted. One of our praise members ended up in the emergency room twice that weekend. It was just nuts. Add to that the warfare and we were truly in the hornet’s nest. We LOVED the group! They were fantastic and God was gloriously faithful but He called us to vividly fight for the victory at that event.

My beloved family and I could also use some added prayer right now. Please know that God is showing such faithfulness to us and revealing Himself in multiple ways. He reminds us continually that He is committed to us. Where would we be if He were not?? I don’t want anyone worrying. I just want to make sure I’ve humbled myself and asked for a solid prayer covering. As James 4:2 says, we have not because we ask not. The first thing on the prayer docket this week is the Greensboro, North Carolina Living Proof Live. We are ecstatic to be heading there and ask that you request such a revelation of Christ’s presence and power among us that we never forget it. Two weeks later we will be in Eugene, Oregon for Living Proof Live and we can hardly wait. I have a feeling Jesus has something special for us there. In mid-May I have the LifeWay taping for the next Bible study series (won’t be on the shelves for a year though!) and trust me when I tell you that we will be getting VERY specific with you about prayer mobilization for that week. For now, just get that on your radar. We will be desperate for your prayers and very dependent upon them.

I love you so much that I always feel a little reluctant to ask something more of you. You are the most giving, serving community I’ve ever experienced. I do not take one moment of your time for granted. Every time a sister tells me that she prays often for me, I am moved to the core. Faith-driven intercession takes effort. You could give us no greater gift. We deeply want to please God and have pure hearts and clear minds and servant-attitudes. And above all else for me personally, pray that I will love Jesus more than anything in this entire world. Pray the same for my whole family and for this ministry staff as a whole. Pray that for Travis Cottrell, my co-laborer and spiritual son. When you don’t know exactly how to direct your prayers for any of us, PRAY THAT! All else hinges on that one thing. We want to love Jesus.We NEED to love Jesus. Loving Him is the only thing that cleanses our hearts and makes them whole enough to love others well.

Thank you, dear sisters. You are so dear to me.

Here are a few links that will connect you to mobilized prayer here at LPM for those of you who are willing or interested:

This link will take you to our interactive prayer board on our website. It is very user friendly and an encouragement to the many people who use it.

 

Then, if you feel led by God to do so, you can click here to sign up to be a part of our prayer team. We are so grateful.

 

Sisters, in closing, I’d be so honored to pray for each one of you. I hope you’ll enter into it individually and take it personally. It is heartfelt.

My faithful, most holy Father and my God,

With tremendous love I lift my sister to you. You know what stirs in her heart, what awakens her at night, what causes her to shudder, and what seeks to devour her. You have seen her in the secret place and you know her longings and her questions and her dreams and her hopes. You know the very place that doubt seeks to swallow her and deceit desires to seed in her. Spring her eyes open to cleansing, delivering Truth. Minister to her in such a personal way throughout the coming days that she is floored once again by Your all-knowingness and complete attentiveness. Sprout signs of harvest in a field where she has sown so faithfully and seen so little. Help her to see that her labor is not in vain. Soak the fleece in such a way that she’ll know You are with her.  Send someone to encourage her in such a specific area that she’ll know You alone could have prompted it.

Grant her a heart to love You with an abounding affection that could only be supernatural and cause her to feel her heart teeming with love toward someone who is loveless toward her. Protect her heart and heal her mind where it may be bent or twisted. Take all shame off of her and cast out her self-loathing once and for all and lift her chin to see her redemption drawing near. Give her faith enough to believe that she has truly been forgiven and that You who began a good work in her will most assuredly complete it. Put a new relationship in her life that brings much joy to her in You and revives her faith-walk and makes her laugh. Healthy friendships, Lord! Help her to finally release a relationship that You have clearly brought to an end and to do so without resentment or bitterness, trusting You entirely with the future. Be radiant upon her face. Tell her forthrightly how lovely she is to You and how significant. Quiet that part of her that seeks to perform for acceptance. Give her joy in a more honest version of herself. Reveal Your gorgeous self to her, Lord Jesus. Let every false Christ in her life bow to the One and Only True so that she can see it is You. Make every competing voice hush to Yours.

In Your beautiful, saving, redeeming Name, Jesus, I bring these earnest requests.

Amen

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  1. 51
    Stephanie says:

    In tears right now over your sweet, sweet prayer! Thank you so very much. Thank you Jesus, for putting this amazing woman and ministry in so many people’s lives!!

  2. 52
    Holly Smith says:

    Honored to pray for you all, especially your families. I often do, but fail to tell you so. Just want you to know that. Love, Holly

    • 52.1
      Diane says:

      I am honored to pray for you Beth and for those who serve with you. Thank you for bringing us all together. Sometimes I feel so all alone, and then I get your post and I know there are sisters out there all around the world just like me.
      Love and Blessings,
      Diane

  3. 53
    Fran McCurry Plott says:

    Dearest Beth, LPM, and your families-

    How greatly your ministry has touched and turned around my life and blessed me so. Of course I am praying for you!
    Beth, thank you for your prayer for me (for all of us Siestas). I take it very personally, and feel so encouraged by it.

    Love,
    Fran
    Gulf Shores, AL

  4. 54
    Betty M says:

    Dear Lord and our Most Heavenly Father,
    How we priase You and adore You for your presence in Beth’s and her team’s lives. I have never had the privilege to meet any of them personally but I can see the joy of Your spirit as it shines forth on thier faces. You have indeed blessed her and those who minister with and for her so many years. It is directly because of her faithful teaching of Your Word that I have miraculously been delivered from a life threatening depression.
    We confess to You oh Lord, that we do at times get weary. The work is rewarding but we are so fragile and sickness, weariness and ill feeling toward others can become oppressive at times. We confess that at times apathy creeps into our lives and our quiet times become that quiet! We don’t hear Your voice through studying Your Word as we once did, our prayer lives become a hurried affair. It seems so cliche to say we need a fresh anointing of Your spirit but it is indeed so needful. Lord, we ask Your continued blessing upon Beth and all those she surrounds herself with. ThankYou for moving her to tears as she senses your strength giving her body new life and purpose. ThankYou for blessing the team with great health, a renewed purpose, and especially a rekindling of thier love for You. ThankYou for Your gift of eternal life through Jesus blood and sacrifice He gave freely for us as undeserving sinners. Bless all our dear sisters in this community of faith and love. Keep us strong in You, as we go through our lives, keep our focus on You and keep us looking up for our redemption is very close. In His Precious name we pray, Amen

  5. 55
    Kim says:

    I am praying for you, Travis, and your entire ministry team. Thank you for your sweet prayer — my husband needs a new position and we have been holding on to a verse you shared in a study last fall: “His faithfulness will be our shield.” Psalms 91:4. Praying that promise for you and your family!

  6. 56
    Karen says:

    Thank you Heavenly Father for Beth Moore and her team, who minister to women all around this world. Thank you that you love her and want only what is best for her and her life. I pray that you will protect her from Satan and his lies, his plans to seek and destroy. Thank you Lord that she is a servant who loves you more then life, and how she as taught me through her bible studies to do the same in my life and praise your holy name. Thank you for the promises in your word that there is NOTHING that can ever separate us from your love.

    Thank you Beth for your prayer for me! I needed that today!! God Bless You.

  7. 57
    Kelli says:

    Its always an honor to pray for you and the whole ministry. For the last several weeks the Lord has been continually bringing Melissa to mind. I have been focusing my prayers on her. Not sure why…hopefully she’s doing well, and these extra prayers are simply for extra blessings 🙂
    Love and prayers to all of Siestaville.

  8. 58

    Precious Beth,
    I needed this prayer over me and for me. Thank you, sweet Beth. I know your prayer over us is what women need right now. Praying for you and your team but I am committing to pray for you and your team once a week on Saturdays.

    Thank you so much Beth for your love and devotion to our Lord and to the many women you minister too!

    Love you!

  9. 59
    Betty says:

    Betty – Loma Linda
    John 14: 1-3 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. KJV

  10. 60
    Becky Capps says:

    I’ll be praying for LPM and for the staff, conferences and personal families in specific ways that God leads me to pray. I’m going through James right now (an memorizing it!) and have been blessed, Beth. So blessed.

    I also have tears welling in my eyes after I slowly read your beautiful prayer. I receive it with my whole heart.

    In Jesus love, mine ~
    Becky

  11. 61
    Mary Watkins says:

    My dear, sister in Christ please know I am praying for all the requests you mentioned. What an honor it is to do so. Thank you for your prayer over me it will not be in vain. May the Lord be the focal point of our hearts and may each of us be obedient to the initial promptings of his spirit.

    Love in Christ,
    Mary

  12. 62
    Renee Lund says:

    Dear Sister in Christ, I have asked the Lord to bless every word that would come out of your mouth, that it would be from His own heart for all to hear. Lord I would also ask that you continue to place Beth and her team directly into the path of those who need to hear Your word and those that have lost hope and feel truly lost. Lord I would ask for Your mighty shield to be raised and cover Beth and her team against sickness and keep there path clear of evil temptations that may cause one to stumble. Lord I have truly been blessed by Your Daughter Beth and her team, which has in turn allowed me to bless others and made me feel part of Your team. Lord I thank You everyday for being real and being mine! In Jesus name Amen…

  13. 63
    Dana Nichols says:

    Thank you so much for your sweet prayer. I’ve been “having church” around here all day today and it started with my Bible study sisters and session 4 of the James study videos. Girl, God sent a WORD! I am printing off that prayer to pray over every single one of my group. Thanks for all you do for us, and prayers will be lifted up for you and your team. Love you to bits!!

  14. 64
    Pam says:

    Oh, Beth. You do not know know me, but that prayer hit me so tenderly. Thank you. Thank you for writing what God tells you to and speaking what He says to speak all the time.

  15. 65
    Sandy says:

    Beth, how could I not agree to pray for you? I owe more of my growth a christian and my deliverance from the very pit to you and your book Breaking Free than anyone else. But sadly I’ve never thought to pray for you. Thank you for asking! I can’t wait to see you at LPL in Atlanta.

  16. 66
    Mari says:

    Thanks for that prayer – it could have been written for me alone and it brought me to tears. I’m honored to pray for you, your family and your team.

  17. 67
    Sara S. says:

    Oh my goodness! That prayer was for me! Well, I know it was for many, but it spoke right to my heart. I almost skipped over it, but then I just caught one line and it truly was EXACTLY what I have been needing. THANK YOU!

  18. 68
    Bonnie VanderElst says:

    What an amazing heart felt prayer! Thank you so much Beth! I have been eager with anticipation to attend the conference this weekend in Greensboro. I just read through your prayer and am totally amazed at how I felt like it was just for me! I know so many others felt the same thing. God is so good! I will be praying for the entire ministry team. You are such a blessing to so many women. I cant wait to see God show off this weekend!

  19. 69
    Kim Short says:

    Thank you for the beautiful prayer that I can honestly wonder if it was written for me…you hit on so many heartfelt items that I and I know so many are dealing with in our lives.

    I Pray for you and your wonderful Ministry and Thank God for all your heartfelt teachings, thank you for answering the call to share his Love and word with all of us.

  20. 70
    Gayla says:

    Yes Ma’am! Praying for your team and my buddies at LifeWay! Thank you for asking us to bear some of the burden.

  21. 71
    Josie says:

    Will commit to praying for you, your family and the living proof family. May all who put so much work and love into these events and all who attend be blessed beyond all comprehension. May all know the mighty love and protection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So very much looking forward to seeing you in Eugene, Oregon. I will be coming with a mighty group of wonderful women seeking a fresh word from the Lord! Thank you!

  22. 72
    Tami says:

    So honored to pray for all of you at Lpm and Lpl, and those you serve. You all have served me tremendously and make me want to love Jesus even more.

    Thank you for your prayers as well.

  23. 73
    Kathleen says:

    Oh gosh Beth u don’t even know me but you
    Said a prayer that was all about me and as I sit
    Here across the room from my husband I bursted
    Out sobbing he was like why r u crying and after about
    3 minutes to get my composure I was able to share.
    Thanks for your encouraging prayer this sister so needed
    The release 🙂 God bless you!

  24. 74
    Michelle Baylwrian says:

    Just saw this post via Twitter. It is my honor to be a part of praying for the ministry as well as your family!! As I learned about your illness I knew that the enemy was even more fierce than before!!! Your prayer for us brought me to tears. It hit me with several areas where I’m struggling. This 15th year will be the BEST because of all the prayers!!! Be blessed faithful servant of the Most High God xo

  25. 75
    Keri Lee Robbins says:

    Thank you for the beautiful prayer Beth, it confirmed several of the things God has been showing me over the last 24 hours. Please know that you and your team are in my daily prayers. Keep us posted with specifics as the months go by. I am standing with you as you are so clearly standing with all of us. Thank you for walking the walk. God bless you.
    Keri Lee <3

  26. 76
    Marsha R says:

    Yes, yes…I’m praying you and the team up. I (along with some long-time girlfriends) will be there. Rebuking satan in Jesus name cause I’m literally feeling attacked from head to foot. (Something is wrong with my foot and making me limp,and I scratched my eye last night and had to be seen for that today.)
    Looking forward to hearing Jesus through Beth and the team.

  27. 77
    Karen says:

    Wow, what a lovely and straight-to-my-heart prayer!! Thank you so much, Beth. I am struggling every day with despair not unlike Rick Warren’s son, I would think. Mine is due to the helplessness of chronic pain, the ravages of an abusive marriage, the pain but peace of divorce, the agony of watching my dysfunctional children for whom I had great hope, and my loneliness these days. I am fortunate to know the love of Christ which surpasses all understanding. But like a storm that covers the sun, sometimes my despair takes over.
    Thank you again for such a powerful prayer. I will post it on my computer and read it daily.
    Sincerely,
    Karen in SC

  28. 78
    colette says:

    You can count on me for prayers! And thank you so much for your beautiful prayer for us! The enemy is really trying to cause grief but we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus!! We will have the Victory! I am praying for another awesome weekend for all the women at LPL and also for your family Beth! I was one of the very special women that saw you in Phoenix and I am forever cbanged from that weekend! It was a very special time with God and I pray everyone will have a Holy Spirit filled encounter with our awesome God! He is amazing!! We just need to keep our eyes on Him!
    I love you so much and appreciate all your hard work you do for us and Him! Thank You!

  29. 79
    Jennifer says:

    Thank you Beth for this prayer, it blessed me so! I will commit to praying for you and your team. Love, Jennifer

  30. 80
    Sarah Marion says:

    I am always honored to pray for you, your family and ministry. You have been a life changing blessing in my life as you point to Jesus Christ!

  31. 81
    amybhill says:

    MB (short, of course, for Mama Beth), that prayer you prayed for us was powerful and so very appreciated. i am happy to pray for you, your cute fam & LPM.

    PS- Im currently reading “Girls w Swords” by Lisa Bevere and I read a quote today that I thought you would love (relating to your previous post):

    “As we begin to read and apply ALL the Word, and not just our favorite passages, then we will recognize what has been placed in our hands. The body of Christ will rise united when we use our strengths to hone rather than to attack one another… swords are used on enemies, not friends.” LOVE that! “Swords are used on enemies- not friends!”

    Love you, friend! xoxo

  32. 82
    Melissa Henderson says:

    Thank you for reminding us of the power of prayer. God is so good. 🙂

  33. 83
    Sherry says:

    Father: POUR out your blessings of peace and protection on this LPM staff tonite especially. Protect them in their dreams. Restore them with rest that helps their bodies fight off germs, infections, anything that deprives them of good health. Heal their weary bones and tired hearts. Love on them in unique and special ways over the next two days just as a special sweet reminder of how they are loved and respected by You and Your Family. Protect each and every single family member. Give them strength that is surprising to even themselves and each other, but definitely acknowledged as coming from Holy Spirit. Let that show of strength build their faith as they see their family members, their brothers and sisters in Christ and themselves conquering every firey dart thrown at them and every weapon using against them. Let that bless them over and over and over again. IN YOUR MIGHTY NAME JESUS, Amen!

  34. 84
    Cynthia Evans says:

    Praying for you.

  35. 85
    Pam O says:

    Thank you, Beth. I leaned in hard and made that prayer wholly mine. It’s just what I needed and soothed like a balm. Had to keep blinking the tears away, though, so I could read it all! You are such a blessing and I will surely pray for you.

  36. 86
    Vickie says:

    Oh, Thank you! Thank you for the much needed prayer and thank you for requesting prayer. I get so excited when anyone ask me to pray for them….like you said, “there is no greater gift to give another.”

    Abba Father, please grant every request your humble servant(Your Beloved Beth),has ever made of you. In Jesus name, make them all so……all to your glory Father, today Almighty God, today! Amen

    Of course, I, like many others, will kneel down before the throne and get very specific on behalf of all you’ve asked of us. As you’ve also said before, “He wants and waits to bless us.” And, He has blessed us with you.

    In Christ Alone,
    Vickie

  37. 87
    Amanda says:

    I came across this post by chance, i haven’t been on the blog in a few months. I have been struggling with something the past week to two weeks and the prayer that you posted at the end of your post shook me to the core, it was what i needed, exactly. I sit in my computer chair and am just awed that i came across this when i did, God is so good. Thank you so much Beth for your ministry and for what you do! So many of your studies have pulled me out of a funk. The Lord bless you!!!! You are such a wonderful woman, thank you for your sweetness and prayer, it truly helped me today.

  38. 88
    Sasha says:

    B! and the LPL Crew!

    I cannot thank you enough for your faithfulness to Jesus. Thank you for the time, talent, effort and obedience that you all walk out as you minister to the Body through your many gifts and services. Jesus saved my best friend of 12 years at the Phoenix conference. Because of your faithfulness, a space was provided where Jenna would not have otherwise been able to hear Truth on such a level; Jesus designed the Phoenix event for her salvation as you each became conduits of His grace and mercy andTruth. When she asked what the event would be like I simply said “B. Moore [this is our affectionate reference for Beth] is this legit teacher who will drop some amazing Truth; I just know Jesus will have something for you.”

    Thank you for yielding to Him. Thank you for loving us because He first loved each of you. March 23rd: Marked for Eternity. It was the sweetest thing when Jenna said, “It was like it was just me and Beth and she was just having a conversation with me.” 5000 people and Jesus creates this divine ability through your teaching, Beth, thank you.

    Further, please let Travis know specifically how Jesus used him and the worship team for her as well. She was amazed at the level of talent and we left the event downloading tracks and she can’t say enough about “…that one song that Travis sang”.

    You are all such an encouragement and a gift. Thank you for your self-forgetfulness. Thank you.

    Sasha

  39. 89
    crystal says:

    Honored to pray for you, your family and team! Thank u for ur sweet prayer. Hitting such tender spots in my walk with Christ. Thank u for making me hunger for Him and brow be pure in my pursuit of Him. U have taught me more than u will ever know!!

    Will b praying! U r loved like crazy!

  40. 90
    Dori says:

    Thank you, Beth, for the prayer.
    It felt so personal to me that the moment I began to read it tears came to my eyes.
    I am also humbled to the core by another’s prayer on my behalf.
    I praise the glorious God who enabled us to love each other so sweetly.

  41. 91
    Cassie says:

    Thank you for that amazing prayer! Words cannot express how moved I am, how intimately it hit me. I feel immediate peace! Thank you, Jesus! I will faithfully pray for my sisters and the ministry.

  42. 92

    Father,
    Thank you for my sister Beth, her crew of ministering angels at LPM, Travis, and all who serve at LPL events. I pray that you protect them from all evil, that you empower them with the filling of your Spirit, and that you give them great wisdom, strength, unity, and love as they serve you so faithfully. Lord God, may you surround each family that is represented in this team with your favor and peace. Thank you for knitting our hearts together as we seek to glorify the name of our sweet Savior, Jesus. We love you.
    Amen.

  43. 93
    lynda rickey says:

    Beth and friends, You bet that I will prayer for the presence of Jesus to hem you in each and every second of each day. Thank you so much for the prayer. It is amazing how perfectly fitting and timed it is. I love you for it. Love you to the moon and back, Lynda

  44. 94
    Beth says:

    Thank you!!! Oh, how we need prayer. And, yes, you are so on my heart, mind and prayer list these days. May the splendour of the Lord shine in all you do and all over you. For Him. xo

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    Shelly says:

    God is so good! Only He could know what is going on in my life and that your prayer would be so relavant to me. It is like you have been in our house! I needed to know He sees and loves me and is working. Thank you!

    It would be my pleasure to serve Him by praying for you and your family and ministry.

  46. 96
    Tammy says:

    Mama Beth,
    It is such a sweet honor to pray for all ya’ll and I just wanted to let you know that you are cared for and loved dearly in my heart.

  47. 97
    Kathy says:

    Look forward TO YOUR NEXT STUDY…WE OUR CLASS LOVE YOU BETH…. THE STUDY IN THE WORD IS RICH AND DEEP AND GOES IN DEEP TOO…. THANK YOU….
    LOVE KATHY..

  48. 98
    Kimmygirl says:

    Dear Beth,
    It will most definitely be an honor to pray for you, your family, your whole team and their families, and your LPM events coming up.
    There isn’t room enough here to tell you how you and your ministry and Bible studies have changed my life, and impacted my relationship with my Lord, Christ Jesus. I just know that these events coming up will be such a blessing to those who attend, and God will move in hearts the same way (or more!) as He did in mine!
    Love you, dear sister! We’ve never met, but that doesn’t matter, because I know some day we will!

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    Kathy says:

    I am so glad you told us of some specific needs, it will be a privilege to pray for you & the family, as well as the staff at LP. I believe God has anointed you for this time, and that He will be apart of everything you do. Thank you for your service.

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    Martie says:

    Thank you for this….

    Help her to finally release a relationship that You have clearly brought to an end and to do so without resentment or bitterness, trusting You entirely with the future.

    That is a huge piece God has been working on in my heart.

    Will be praying for you in the coming days. 🙂

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