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.



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  1. 151
    Sarah Crisp says:

    Had the precious honor of praying for you and thanking God for you in a group of young girls I mentor. Oh how God has used you to bring me closer to Jesus, ignite a fire for His word, and to believe His work on the cross really was enough to forgive even me. Heard similar testimonies from these youngin’s I lead.

    God used you in one girls life at Passion a few years ago to unlock the chains of depression loose. And yet, another young girl is starting one of your Bible studies for the first time. What a collective ‘amen’ that was as we knew her life was seriously about to change.

    You are covered here from the fine state of Kentucky and never cease to thank God for you and the entire Living Proof team!

  2. 152
    D Pierson says:

    What a beautiful prayer….thank you so much! You have brought inspiration to me and millions of other ladies who have completed your studies and read your books. I pray you’ll be blessed beyond belief and healthy and well for the remainder of your obligations! Thank you!

  3. 153

    Thank you, Beth, for praying for me. Although you wrote those words and prayed that prayer for all the Siestas, as I read them the Holy Spirit quickened my heart. He brought to my attention the specific names and situations in my life that your prayer here today is affecting. How great is our God! Nobody works like Him! Thank you, Beth and Living Proof Ministries team, for serving us so well. Your absolute abandon in loving Jesus and His people (me!) not only spurs me on to love and good works, it blesses my socks off!! I will be praying for you, too.

  4. 154
    Gail says:

    I am honored to pray for you & your family, & your church family. I have your names in my prayer journal several times! 🙂 The Lord turned the captivity of Job when he prayed for his friends. We are blessed by turning our focus away from ourselves & thinking of others & looking to God. However, I covet your prayers, too! This journey is tough! 🙂

  5. 155
    Karlien says:

    Praying for all of you! From Cape Town, South Africa
    Love karlien

  6. 156
    Wendy says:

    Wow…thank you for allowing me the privilege to pray for you…for LPM, for your family, for all of it. Thank you more for somehow “reading my mail” today! Beth, your prayer for us at the end of this post blew my mind. I had just returned home from Bible study, and was emailing a few of my girls after we had shared our hearts this evening in prayer as well. God has been doing some crazy things in our city, in our church, and in our lives. It has been a week of the same activity you described in Phoenix! And as I read your comments, I so knew exactly how and why I needed to pray. Then, as I read through your words to the Lord for us…I was astounded as to how you prayed to each and every specific need that my girls shared with me tonight, as well as to a few of my own. I was left awestruck at how AMAZING and CRAZY our God is. We are states away…and we are praying to one another’s specific needs. And we don’t even know it! (I could have put my girls names right in that prayer!) That is ONE amazing God! Thank you. It can’t be said enough. God, bless this woman, bless this ministry, shield it, protect it, work through it as only YOU know how! In Jesus name…

  7. 157
    Julie Brainard says:

    Beth, Thanks for asking us. It is a privelege to pray for your ministry, and your prayer for us spoke right to me. I was in Phoenix and there was a heaviness there that hovered just above the beauty. And our own group experienced varied warfare. I know it indicates a great moment of changed thinking for many and freedom for some in bondage. We pray, because he (the enemy) preys. Thank you for your strength in teaching even in your physical weakness. I am grateful. This week, I will be teaching the lesson to our Women’s Breakfast ladies who weren’t able to be there. Pray for me if you see this. Thank you so much for your wisdom in teaching that prayer is vital and powerful. I’ve got your back. Glad to know you have mine sister. ( oops..siesta) : )

  8. 158
    Cara Koski says:

    oh Sweet Beth! Tears are rolling down my cheeks. I was expecting to simply reply and say ‘I’m praying for you all”…wanting to blessing you!! Had no idea you’d end blessing my socks off with such a beautiful and heart piercing prayer. THANK YOU. Know I am praying and fighting. Our fight is for love! What darkness there is, it cannot disarm us! Lots of love, Cara 🙂

  9. 159
    Jennifer T. says:

    Beth –
    It is such a privilege to pray for you, Travis, your families,LPM and LPL staff/events. I have, I am, and I will with God’s help.
    I’m typing this on my cell @ 1 am because I woke to beat our newly adopted puppy to his whimper-fest & get him some relief. Crazy time in our lives to have taken this sweet little buddy on, but The Lord is blessing our family in profound ways through this addition.
    I stopped to prepare my heart a moment before reading your prayer – so glad I did. The Lord used it to encourage in a special way (or 3)! Thank you.

    Conquerors. More than conquerors.

    And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank Thee that Thou heardest Me; and I knew that Thou hearest Me always; but because of the multitude that standeth around I said it that they may believe that Thou didst send Me!” (Jn 11:41-42) Clearly before coming to the tomb He had been praying in secret about the raising of Lazarus, and what followed was in answer to His prayer. How plain it becomes that all the marvellous power displayed in His brief earthly career came through prayer.” – S.D. Gordon

    Take heart!

  10. 160
    Heather says:

    It is a blessing and an honor to pray for you. Thank you for such a wonderful prayer over your siestas!! Love seeing the interactive prayer site. I had no idea that existed. Will continue to pray for you, your family, and the LPL events..and most of all to be madly in love with Jesus!

  11. 161
    Marie Sirk says:

    Beth by the looks of things here we are a bunch of thankful crying sisters !
    Your prayer touched me so much. Thank you. I just prayed it right back at ya ;0)
    I have never had such a beautiful, specific prayer prayed over me ever.
    It hit right on many things I have been crying out for lately.
    The timing of this prayer was perfect. Will be praying for y’all in the days ahead as well.
    I met you many years ago at a church event and told you I wanted what you have…still do !
    Thank you so much for all you do !
    Much love !

  12. 162
    Olivia says:

    Thank you for the sincerity and love in every word of that prayer. I am praying for you, your family and LPM.

  13. 163
    cathy gibson says:

    Honored to be a warrior on the wall.
    Your prayer was a God confirmation regarding someone in the past that it is just time to let go. We truly go through seasons were God places individuals for that season. From the beginning to the end, He knows what we need. He ultimately wants us resting in His great love!
    Enjoy what God has in store this weekend!

  14. 164
    rhonda says:

    You could have just emailed that one straight to me. Thank you so much. Prayers for you all.

  15. 165
    Deb says:

    Dear Beth, I often remember you in prayer, but will be more fervent in this season. Thank you for asking for prayer, and thank YOU for praying…I felt as if the prayer you wrote was written for me. I just read the story of Gideon a mere 15 minutes ago and was thanking God for His mercy and understanding of our human nature…I am really taking this prayer to heart. God bless you!!

  16. 166
    Heidi McClain says:

    Dear Beth and All those associated with living proof. I’m praying for you now. And I have you permanently on my prayer list. The devil is scared spitless…. Press on.


  17. 167
    Lynne says:

    Dear Beth, You and your team have been heavy in my prayers this week. I thought it was because my daughter, sister, Momma, and a family friend are coming to see y’all in Greensboro this weekend, but once again God knew what He was doing long before I did!! My prayers will continue for you and your team long after this weekend. Daughter of the King, Lynne

  18. 168
    Susan Silva says:

    AS I read the prayer you so graciously prayed over us, I wept. It has already refreshed my spirit, I read it through a second and third time praying it over some of my girl friends, my daughters.
    Please know in the days ahead I will be praying over Lifeway, you Beth, your daughters, Travis and the team that God would give you a spirit of power and strength. That He alone would fill you with all wisdom and insight. That the words of your mouth and the meditations of your heart would reflect His Glory, Bring Him honor and praise and those who hear you, that their lives will be radically changed for the Kingdom.
    Because of His Hope!
    Susan Silva

  19. 169
    Denise B says:

    Praise be to God alone – thank you Beth for your prayer. It touched my heart to the core and so want to see God at work around me. I have been in prayer for you as well as you have prepared for this weekend. I pray God will be glorified and that those who attend will be able to lay aside all things and concentrate on Jesus alone. May the words that have been laid upon your heart for this weekend be fully received in every heart that hears. Thank you Beth for your dedication to teach us the Truth. Safe travels and see you in Greensboro tomorrow night!

  20. 170
    Pam K says:

    You could not have prayed more specifically for me than if I had given you my list! That was a God-inspired prayer like no other. I do pray for you and your ministry multiple times each week, and will continue to do so. It has and continues to bless my life. Thank you for your loving heart and obedience to God!
    Love through Jesus, our Lord,

  21. 171
    Joyce Davidson says:

    Dearest Beth, Thank you for your sweet prayer and your sweet words. A verse God gave me for my family years ago and the verse you quoted above “He who began a good work in you, will complete it…” has been repeated numerous time this week. Thank you Jesus for your faithfulness. And thank you, Beth, for being that one that God prompted and the one that encouraged me.
    I, too, have been praying for you and yours more than I ever have over the last while. You are all so precious to me. Will certainly continue to petition our trustworthy God on your behalf.
    Love, Joyce

  22. 172
    Karen says:

    Thank-you my heart is touched anew by God’s love thru these words
    Amen and amen

  23. 173
    Pat says:

    It is my honor to pray LPM Live events and those involovd. Sometimes those of us who benefit so much from the ministry of others, forget that those people have struggles and challanges too (such as the pastors & families of our home churches). Thank you for always sharing in an honest way and allowing us to give back to you with our prayers!
    Praying from Ohio!

  24. 174
    Bernadette Squittieri says:

    Thank-you so very much for your beautiful prayer..tears are streaming down from such a prayer aptly spoken . You are truly a gift from God to all of us sisters..we love you dearly and are praying for you and your family…love, Bernadette

  25. 175
    Sylvia Payne says:

    Thank you so much for your prayer and your service to Jesus. Prayers coming your way for you, your family and your team.

    Love Sylvia

  26. 176
    Rozanne Gaston, Leawood, KS says:

    Oh Glorious Father! You are so wise to entrust the spiritual education of vast numbers of women through the heart and mind and teachings of Beth Moore. It’s a huge privilege and great responsibility that is only accomplished with the strength and revelation of the Holy Spirit. You are most loving, Lord, to allow us to benefit from her obedience to Your call. (May we all be obedient in the same manner in whatever our call is.) Praying for her ministry and all whom she loves! In Jesus’name, the Name above all names!

  27. 177
    Kathleen Cantwell says:

    “And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle, and a teacher. That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that HE IS ABLE to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.”

    II Timothy 1:11-12

    Privileged to pray for you Beth, your staff, LPL ministry, Travis and worship team. Still so encouraged by your post on 4/8 and revved up more than ever that we need to cover leadership in prayer!

    Thanks so much for your prayer over us, we in various places need it as well as we are experiencing the same heat. Our God is faithful and HE IS ABLE! I am printing your prayer as a reminder. Now grace and peace be yours as you proclaim the gospel!


  28. 178
    Tammy says:

    I was very touched by your prayer. Thanks. Also have a suggestion that might help those who get the blog sent to their in boxes. It is hard to tell who wrote it since we do not get the date or name. Right before the first sentence if you just put your name we would get it. Just a suggestion so we do not have to go to blog to see who is writing it.

  29. 179
    Michelle O'Banion says:

    So praying…. for your specific requests…. You, your call, and LPM have/are so changing lives…. And we appreciate you…. <3 YOU ARE SO LOVED <3

  30. 180
    Dana says:

    Beth, I am fervently praying for you and everyone who touches the ministry you do. Your prayer was so precious and meant so much. I love the fact that prayers are tangible in heaven. God gave me great peace yesterday.
    Thank you for teaching and being a servant of the LORD.
    Love you,

  31. 181
    Sally H. in Sturgis, MI says:

    Thank you for asking us; we are all sisters who are honored to lift you to the same Father. As an encouragement, we are beginning The Law of Love one week from tonight; 51 ladies are enrolled. Your sphere of influence continues to widen.

  32. 182
    Emma says:

    Such a powerful prayer! I read and received this one for myself and then prayed it over a friend whose husband is battling leukemia. And I may pray it right back over you, sweet Beth and the whole Living Proof team!

    Powerful things happen when we pray with unity in the name of the Messiah!

  33. 183
    Alicia says:

    Prayed for you and the team as I watched the sun go down last night, Ms. Beth! “Steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts the Lord…” Ps. 32:10 Such a sweet and tender promise from our Savior!!

    Thank you for the prayer over me, too. 😀

  34. 184
    Kathy says:

    Thank you so much for your encouragement and prayer. God has given us the privilege to pray to Him and to intercede for one another. I do pray for you, your ministry and your families. You are all truly gifts from God!

    My prayer for you is from Ephesians 3:16-19
    I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

  35. 185
    Courtney Beth Burnside says:

    Heavenly Father, we lift up our much loved sister Beth, and her entire team give them the wisdom and discernment, love and grace for every step, steady their steps, bring them closer to you as they journey, in Jesus Name and for His Sake to God Be the Glory, Amen and Amen

  36. 186
    Erma Kelso says:

    What a beautiful prayer you have prayed for us and we will be in prayer for you as you go forth.
    I especially appreciate and want to thank you for praying for me last week when I asked you last week on twitter. It was right before my cornea transplant and I needed all the prayer I could get.
    My surgery went fine and I am not on the road to recovery.

  37. 187
    Michele says:

    Mama Beth, I am surely praying for you all.

    Thank you so much for ministering to me and the Siestas, today. (I needed your prayer, too!)

    Love Ya!

  38. 188
    Tammy says:

    Miss Beth, the words you prayed over this sister in Christ touched me deeply God opened my eyes to areas of healing I need in my heart…I too will lift you your family and your ministry up to our Amazing Lord Jesus! May His wonderful love and grace pour over you like a fresh spring rain!
    Love, Tammy

  39. 189
    Sheri Millhouse says:

    I am also honored to pray for all of the Living Proof Minisrty and all of your beautiful families! I will be praying for you daily. I find it also so beautiful how we learn to humble ourselves and “ask”. (I need a bit of work in that department!)Please know you are all so important to me and I will earnestly keep praying for each of you! God Bless! Sheri

  40. 190
    Leah says:

    Thank you, Beth. My heart is filled with love and Spirit-guided prayer for you and yours! I thank The Lord that He’s given you a huge heart and desire to minister to all of us. It is the least that I can do to lift you up in prayer to help bolster you as you forge ahead to pour yourself out as a fragrant offering. Your love and dedication is the sweetest fragrance to breathe in and treasure. It’s like the comforting smell of homemade apple pie sitting in the window. Really, you baked that Spirit-filled Bible study, inspirational book, rallying retreat, heart-felt blog, or encouraging video just for us? We are blessed and humbled!

    Love you,


  41. 191
    Hilary says:

    I never feel like I am a very good pray-er, but I want you to know that I very often pray – in my own simple way – for you, for the ministry, and for your family. You are all family to me. I am honored to pray for you now as well as always. I love you all.


  42. 192
    Marcy says:

    And Amen…the LORD brought your sister to my mind this very morning, then this post which I rarely have time for before work…God is on it!

  43. 193
    Lany Felstead says:

    I am in tears right now over your prayer. I desperately needed that more than i realized, and I read over it more than once in thankfulness and amazement. i know that you prayed in a very heartfelt way over so many women in so many different seasons and circumstances of life, but every single thing you said is so pertinent to me at the moment it’s as if you prayed specifically for me. Surely The Lord guided your every word, and it is such comfort to me to have affirmation yet again that He does know about and see what is going on with me and that He is in the midst of it. I am so glad that God led you to pray over your sisters in such a pointed way and at a perfect time. God’s blessings on you, and I will be more than honored to pray over you as well.

  44. 194
    Rachel Anderson says:

    Thank you for this beautiful, heartfelt prayer. I have copied this prayer down to be read over my sweet sisters in Christ during our Beth Moore James Bible Study meeting tonight. We will be praying for covering over this ministry! We love you.

  45. 195
    Brenda says:

    As I read about the upcoming Greensboro LPL event the verse that came to me was from the passage about the road to Emmaus and I like the KJV of Luke 24:15 “And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.”

    I couldn’t remember the location of the verse and when I googled it, I discovered there was a Hymn about it that I had never seen before and the lyrics were written by a woman, Ada Ruth Habershon, who lived between 1861 and 1918. Really good words:

    Jesus Himself drew near,
    And joined them as they walked,
    And soon their hearts began to burn,
    As of Himself He talked:
    Draw near, O Lord.

    Jesus Himself drew near,
    They were no longer sad;
    When He was walking at their side,
    How could they but be glad?
    Draw near, O Lord.

    Jesus Himself drew near,
    And all their doubts were solved;
    He showed them why Christ came to die,
    And what that death involved:
    Draw near, O Lord.

    Jesus Himself drew near,
    And at the journey’s end
    They could not let Him leave them thus,
    The Stranger was their Friend:
    Draw near, O Lord.

  46. 196
    Cindy messner says:

    Sweet Beth, I know this prayer is meant for me!! i am so thankful that i have a God whom i count on to carry me each day!! you see i believe he pulls me through my hurts and wounds when i trust in him , praise him, what ever i go through in life in that moment of my pain he is their to walk with me through it all!! I just say 🙁 Jesus is here!!!. always!!.

  47. 197
    Jennifer House says:

    Thank you, Mrs. Beth, for that prayer on your website for us! I have been in desperate need for someone to pray those specific things over me that I can’t hardly hold back tears. It was much appreciated & I’m going to read it over & over again! I will pray for you & your family daily as I love y’all so much for all y’all have done for women! You’re a blessing!!

  48. 198
    Jennifer says:

    Dear Beth, I am praying right now for you and your family. I am also praying for you this weekend…The enemy tried to make me think … who am I to pray for you? … and what difference would it make..but that is a lie! So I am going to click send and do it right away. Thank you for your honesty and showing us it is ok to be real. With much love to you and the team this weekend….

  49. 199
    Connie says:

    I prayed Psalm 72 over my family today. I also prayed Numbers 27 and Numbers 32:32 over my family. I am going to help you, your family, and staff with the same prayers. (II Corinthians 1) Also, that the women this weekend may have ears to hear and eyes to see the Deliverer and Provider!

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    seantea says:

    Praying for you Mama Beth… can’t tell you how much I needed the prayer you prayed for me!

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