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.



306 Responses to “Needed: PRAYER.”

If you'd like your own pic by your comment, go to Click the first button "Get your gravatar today ->", and it will walk you through a simple process to select a picture.


  1. 101

    Well, THAT about messed me up GOOD!!!
    I’ve been a crazy Christian for almost 41 years and
    That prayer NAILED even stuff I don’t share all
    The time! I’ll just let that soak in and through me
    With a resounding, AMEN, SISTER!!!
    DO THAT, DADDY GOD!!! I could use a good flushing!
    (In JESUS NAME! :)))

  2. 102
    Jean says:

    Thank you , Beth, for this prayer. It was exactly what I needed. Looking so forward to Greensboro~ praying for you and your team and KNOWING without a doubt GOD WILL BE GLORIFIED!!!

  3. 103
    Cathy S. says:

    Moved to tears by your prayer. Oh, Lord Jesus, I so want that in my life and I pray the same for Beth, her family and her coworkers. Amen.

  4. 104
    Becky says:

    It is such a privilege to pray for a ministry that has helped me and so many others.
    Thank you for praying for us as well. What a blessing!

  5. 105
    Donna Sava says:

    God was speaking right to me with your prayer tonight!
    Thank you!

  6. 106
    Sarah says:

    Though God has not given me a gift of saying words in a beautiful way I can and will pray. I have always likened myself to a plow horse. Not flashy (eloquence of words) but I can get the job done one step at a time (big grin).

  7. 107
    Laura says:

    Praying – interceding… and looking forward to some mighty, powerful and miraculous answers to these prayers.

    Isaiah 66:9 Shall I bring to the point of birth and not give delivery?” says the LORD.

    May He bring about a great deliverance and ever be your shield and very great reward.

  8. 108
    Jan Giddens says:

    I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the Deuteronomy study, “The Law of Love”. I truly did not know what to expect, but this lecture series is bringing God’s Word to life in a very relevant and meaningful way. Thanks for being you!

  9. 109
    Lillian says:


  10. 110
    Nancy says:

    Thank you for your prayer. You have spoken the very words my soul has been struggling to find. Praise God for your ability to truly get us and cause the Holy Spirit to stir in me!

  11. 111
    Teri Beamer says:

    Thank You Beth. I so needed that tonight.

  12. 112

    Faithful servants of God do not lose heart and continue to hope in God.
    The privilege to be heard in prayer is enjoyed only by those whom God has chosen to be His own.

  13. 113
    maureen rossmm says:

    Beth you must be camped out in my head. Thank you for your prayer and earnestness. I pray a hedge of protection and supernatural strength and health for you and your ministry. Blessings

  14. 114
    She says:

    How I wish I could pray for you with the beautiful words and phrases of your precious prayers. Mine for you are basic and primitive, but very heartfelt…
    Expecting profound answers from our Mighty God to all the prayers offered for you, your family, your ministry and your team

  15. 115
    Mary Jefferson Rabon says:

    What an awesome and powerful prayer! It truly touched me in places in my own life. I pray for you and yours today!

  16. 116
    Kiersten Griffith says:

    So, so, so needed this tonight! I’m attending LPL this weekend and have already been praying. Can’t wait to see the Lord at work. You are such a blessing to me and spur me on in my faith to be passionate and bold for Him. Even if I never get to speak to you face to face (on this earth at least!) know that you have been used by the Lord in my life!!!

  17. 117
    Diana C says:

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to pray for you and your team’s specific needs right now. I do pray for you and have for some time, and I feel privileged to do so. Your prayer for me (us) has touched me deeply and is encouraging and comforting. Thank you for that, too. Blessings to you and yours.

  18. 118
    kurtsmary says:

    Our Lord Jesus is drawing near. This world we live in is torn apart in many different pieces and directions. The enemy does want to devour as many as he can but he can’t have me, and he can’t have you. I refuse to accept his lies and know you do as well. God is the mighty conqueror and has already won the battle while the war rages on—-for a short while longer. Be strong. Be committed. Be still. Breathe.

  19. 119
    melanie says:

    beth i pray for you all the time!

  20. 120
  21. 121
    Diane says:

    It is a joy and a privilege to bring your request for the ministry, your co-laborers in Christ, and your precious family before the Lord. He is faithful, He will do it! I will be praying for His Holy Spirit to guide, comfort, protect and empower you to do His will, to know His presence, and grow you all in the knowledge of Christ.

  22. 122
    Amber says:


    It’s a deep honor to intercede with you. I will be praying. I’m crying here at a coffee house as I read your prayer for me, for us. Amen and amen!!

  23. 123
    Jan says:

    Dear Beth,
    I have prayed many times for you and do so now. Because of your great gift and willingness to use that I gift, I feel God has allowed you to go through so much more than most in order that you can then teach us the way God has helped you! (Does that make since?) :-).
    Thank you for your faithfulness. My heart and prayers are with you!!

  24. 124
    Dee says:

    Pray for you often…and will continue!

  25. 125
    Linda says:

    Thank you for the prayer, Beth! I am humbled by the words that you have prayed over each one of your Siesta’s in Christ. If you don’t mind I would love to copy it, share it, and pray for others with these words. Let me start with you:

    My faithful, most holy Father and my God,

    With tremendous love I lift my sister to you…You know what stirs in her heart… Minister to her in such a personal way throughout the coming days…Be radiant upon her face. Tell her forthrightly how lovely she is to You and how significant.
    In Your beautiful, saving, redeeming Name, Jesus, I bring these earnest requests.


    I’ll be praying for you and all things LP….Blessings!

  26. 126
    Tracey James says:

    Praying for all at LPM! I am humble by your request. God bless you as you move every step by faith!His eye is upon you!

    Psalms 32:8 NASB
    I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

  27. 127
    Ernestine S. Bonicelli says:

    Thank you so much for that precious prayer! I feel like you were sitting here in my living room, holding my hand. Beth, you are such a treasure to so many and God is good to have put you here at this time, to do what He is doing through you. I have not prayed for you as I should have, considering what a blessing you have been to me for so many years. That changes now. You will go in my prayer notebook, to be prayed for specifically at least once a week, and more, if God prompts. Also your staff and family. I have asked Him to protect all of you from time to time, knowing how the Enemy likes to attack those on the front lines. Love you with the love of the Lord. And I like you tremendously as well!!

  28. 128
    Connie says:

    Thank you for praying for me! It’s as if I have shared all my burdens with you and you were praying just for me. I will be praying for your needs as well. God bless!

  29. 129
    Amber says:

    So needed to read that prayer …!! And will do the same for all the team . I was in attendance at the LPL in Phoenix and it was life changing .

  30. 130
    Sandra says:

    Said a prayer for you all just now. We are experiencing our own spiritual warfare within our church as satan attacks various families in our church and friends and families outside our church. So many people struggling. Our Lord must have some serious plans for satan to attack us all as he is now.

  31. 131
    Patti Reavis says:

    Thank you so much for the lovely prayer. I am excited about this weekend and attending the Greensboro meeting. Yeah! Will be praying for you and the staff. I know that you all will need to be increasingly brought before The Lord as time gets closer to His coming. Many blessings to you all. So excited. Yeah!

  32. 132
    Michelle Silveous says:

    AMEN!!!!!!!! Praying for you all too!!!

  33. 133
    Lisa says:

    Praying over you, your family and the staff right now! My husband and I started a new church in September and I am bringing 13 women to the event in Eugene OR. Very excited that quite a few are brand new believers and one may not even believe yet! I know God is going to use that weekend to draw each of these women closer to Him! Praying for the holy spirits protection over everyone involved and everyone attending the events!

  34. 134
    Reggie says:

    I will surely join your prayer team! And, thank you for your prayer. I feel like it was written for me and what I’m going through right now. Every word encouraged me and challenged me. Through my tears, I’m trusting in His guidance and provision, because it’s all I can do right now.
    Thank you for obeying God’s prompting.
    Much love.

  35. 135
    Joy says:

    Wow. I needed to read that. Just wow.

  36. 136
    Edith Marie Brown says:

    Praying for you, your family and the team! Thank you, for your kind encouraging prayer! It was needed more than you know. I’ll pass the request onto my girls in study, we can’t wait for November, in Daytona Beach!


  37. 137
    Valerie says:

    Beth – I am praying
    For you, your team, and for your family
    You are a front line soldier girl
    And you will not be destroyed or devoured by the one who seeks to do that. Because your sisters are and will be calling on the One who is greater. The One who looks down on you and yours with pure delight. Keep pressing on this coming year knowing that you are being lifted up!
    And Beth, thank you for that prayer you prayed over each of us.
    Your gift with words inspires me to pray more specially and to articulate my heart-felt feelings to my Lord. Bless you Beth. You are loved!

  38. 138
    Sally says:

    I will be keeping you & your team in my prayers as you continue a ministry that so many are blessed by. Our Sunday School is currently doing your Law of Love study & it has definitely been a blessing. Thanks so much!

  39. 139
    Tami says:

    If God answers this one prayer for women, it will change the whole world. This is His will for us, isn’t it? Heavenly Father, I agree with my sisters in this prayer. Heal our hearts, O God, and we will be healed.

  40. 140
    Laura says:

    “Be radiant upon her face”. What a beautiful request. Thank you, Siesta Mama, for praying for me. You are so dearly loved!

  41. 141
    Shonna Tompkins says:

    Beth, the prayer that you lifted up for me is much needed and I am so appreciative that you took the time to pray for me. I will definitely lift you and you family and team up in prayer. Many blessing to you as you do God’s work.

  42. 142

    Beth & Team,

    I had the distinct privilege of praying for you and getting your prayer point bulletins each month when I first led your studies at a small baptist community here in North Texas. I am honored to revisit praying for you in this new season of my life and rejoin you in this journey! What an honor, thanks for inviting us in.


  43. 143
    Fondra Magee says:

    Dear Beth,

    I skipped over the prayer at the end thinking that it would not be possible for you to pray a prayer that would meet my individual needs…something generic, I summoned….but, as I scrolled down, the Lord clearly spoke and told me to scrol back up and read your prayer. I begin reading reluctantly and really not expecting what I have just now experienced…Beth, I can hardly type these words for the tears spilling out of my eyes. My God is such a personal God and he cares so much and loves so deep to have this prayer meet me exactly right where I am. When I read, “You know what awakens her at night….” I just melted into the arms of my Savior. I have to wake up to an alarm every 1 1/2 hours throughout the night EVERY night to check my little boy’s blood sugar. He has Type 1 diabetes and is very unstable at night and I have about lost him at times…..every single word that followed about relationships, etc was right where I am…..If you knew me personally, Beth, and everything about my life you could not have prayed a more detailed prayer. God did this for me and I am printing it out and will let this prayer be an encouragement to me and a reminder of what He did here just for me through your discerning heart. Thank you!

  44. 144
    Pamela Payne says:

    Your prayer felt very personal to me. Thank you. Know I am praying for your ministry and your family.

  45. 145
    Lori says:

    Thank you so much for that prayer. When I read this line I felt so loved by The 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

    I feel like that was just for me. I ended a very unhealthy friendship 7 years ago. I haven’t spoken to her since. I feel that was what The Lord was asking me to do. Today is her 50th birthday. There are times I still miss her yet our friendship was so unhealthy is so many ways. I feel that statement was The Lord speaking to me specifically today. Thank you so much.

  46. 146
    Kay says:

    Dear Beth
    I am honored to join your prayer team . For your many teachings and for todays prayer I thank you. You through the years have helped my faith grow much much stronger and I pray in the days ahead it will do the same for other seekers. God bless you Beth and keep you safe and healthy.

  47. 147
    kimberly mason says:

    Beth, praying for y’all now! Spiritual warfare seems to be thick for a lot of ministries now. BUT OUR GOD IS BIGGER, OUR GOD IS STRONGER and praise be to God the same Spirit who raised Christ from the dead lives in us! With Jesus we are more than conquerors and to Him we give all the glory! Thank you for your prayers!

    God bless you!

    Love in Christ,

  48. 148
    Deborah (Debbie) says:

    Thank you for your prayer. It is more appreciated than you know. And thanks be to the Most HIgh, who hears and sees and watches over us to do His good pleasure.

    Be blessed Beth and all those who serve so faithfully with you, and your dear family. I am holding you before the throne…knowing that God will continue to bless you with a deep deep deep love for Himself and a passion and delight in living that out in all manner of ways in His strength.

    ((hugs)) Debbie

  49. 149
    Jodie Herring says:

    Thank you for this prayer and I connected with every word, so very personal…. Already have sisters in awe and in tears with what God has revealed to them through this prayer. Thank you and praying for you, your family, and LPM’s. Thank you for blessing me and showing your LOVE of Jesus in all that you do, thank you. As previously stated, thank you and God Bless!

  50. 150
    Stephanie McKenzie says:

    Thank you thank you thank you!!! I cannot tell you how much your prayer meant to me. Thank you so much for being attentive to the Holy Spirit and so specific. I so needed that encouragement in my faith as it’s been a loong battle. Praise be to God alone!
    But thank you for being a willing vessel. He has touched my heart through you in soo many ways and I am soo blessed to “know” you if I can go so far as to say that. Love you, Mama Beth, I think of you often and remember you in my prayers and will continue to do so.

Leave a Reply

To receive a daily digest of comments on this post, enter your email address below: