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. 251
    Pam says:

    Your heartfelt prayer poured out over your siestas is powerful. I will splash these words on my eyes to help me be awake and curious, awake and clear, awake and changed.

  2. 252
    Amber Moon says:

    Oh Beth, you prayed directly for me when you said “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.”

    God certainly knows our needs.

    I didn’t know how sick your team got at your last LPL but have been praying specifically for the wellness of your whole team in Greensboro. I can’t wait to be there with you, Travis, and the whole team. You guys feel like family and I thank each of you for being transparent enough to allow that. Our God is simply amazing. May He cover you and your family!!

  3. 253
    Janice says:

    Beth, that prayer was so beautiful! I pray every day for people The Lord puts on my heart who are complete strangers. Hearing someone’s prayer for me gives me a new perspective on what I do for others every day. I am so grateful to have your ministry in my life!

  4. 254
    April Lopez says:

    Dear Beth,

    Oh how sweet our precious Saviour is. I cried throughout your whole prayer to each of us.. God spoke so intimately and personal to the exact things I am going through at this very instant in my life.. Praise you Dear God!!!!
    Thank you for your obedience to HIM Beth :)God Bless you dear sister in Christ.

  5. 255
    Paula says:

    “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.” You had to be praying this for me, because it took a 2 X 4 up the side of the head by God for me to finally release myself from a group that he clearly wanted me to end my relationship with. I needed your prayer to release the bitterness and resentment.

    Beth you and your team always have my prayers as your ministry is so important to so many. I cannot wait until you are in Charleston, WV in September.

  6. 256
    Jill says:

    What a beautiful prayer. I will treasure it in my heart. How fortunate we are to be your prayer warriors.

  7. 257
    Sheila says:

    Thank you- I truly needed that. Prayers for you and your team.

  8. 258
    Penny says:

    Beth, I do receive this heart-felt prayer! I clearly hear+ the voice of my Heavenly Father in these sweet words of prayer….affirming me, accepting me, just loving me. Thank you, Thank you for your obedience to HIM! YOU are his treasure!

  9. 259
    ein says:

    Praying…and so excited… my daughter and I will be sitting under your teaching in Eugene Oregon… thank you Beth for coming to a smaller town…great timing.. My daughter and her family will be moving 2500 miles away from us in May. We will miss the grandchildren and our daughter and son-inlaw so much. But God is so good , my one year old grandson needs to be near a children’s hospital and they have a great one where they are going. Looking forward to our time together, getting filled up and strong for the emotional hard season to come… praying hugs Erin

  10. 260
    Denise says:

    Dearest Beth, thank you for your prayer. It is so apparent to me that God has truly blessed you, filled you to overflowing with His Spirit! Your words are so uplifting, heartfelt, sincere that I KNOW it is a message from our precious Lord. I will continually pray for you and your team!

  11. 261
    Carolyn says:

    Beth I can’t thank you enough for praying this prayer over me. It was if you were praying for me alone. I am always praying for other people including you and your team and family, but never think about someone praying for me. It spoke directly to my spirit and I thank you. May God richly bless all of you this weekend in Greensboro. I so wish I could be there. Happy 15th year for LPL, party on for Jesus.

  12. 262
    DebJD says:

    thank you Beth. You are such a tremendous servant and are being used so mightily. May God bless and shower favor over the whole team and speak His words through you to bless and reach so many this weekend.

    In Jesus Name,

  13. 263
    suzann Benson says:

    Beth, Thank you so much for that very-personal-to-me prayer. I am a caregiver to my sweet Mom who is a stroke victim, and since Fed has no communication with us except through our hearts. Thank you for the encouragement. I totally understand that without my JESUS I simply could not do life. I have prayed for you and LPM for many years and will be honored to step it up! You are loved and I PRAY YOU LOVE OUR JESUS MORE THAN THE NEXT BREATH. I have been privileged to learn so much through your wonderful teaching of THAT WORD THAT INDEED GIVES LIFE. Thank you, Suzann

  14. 264
    Sondie says:

    LOVED the Greensboro conference. Thanks for your willingness to serve. Praying for your team. Beth, is your mammogram up to date? Crazy question but I’m hoping that even if you haven’t been sick, your preventative care has been maintained.

    By His Radical Grace,

  15. 265
    Deborah Mott says:

    Thank you for beautiful prayer for us! Praying for you same prayer! You covered it so thoroughly! Thank you! In Christt, Deb

  16. 266
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Beth, thankyou so so much for praying for us! I will pray for you and your family and for LPM and the events. All those things you prayed for us, I pray them for you too. Prayer is powerful, I have learned! I really pray that He may be our all-completely our all:) I will say it again, love you much Siesta Mama Beth!

  17. 267
    Jenny says:

    Praying for you and your team. May His favour shine upon you as you share the Word. Take heart and be of good courage!

  18. 268
    mof2coolkds(Tammy) says:

    Dear Beth…Amen!!!

    It is not possible to articulate the depth of validity your prayer has to the circumstances of my life. My heart aches for the other women who have the same encounter with your prayer.

    I pray that there is someone on this earth to pray over you and touch your heart, mind and soul (when you are unaware and you need it the most) with the beloved, tender, provident ability and timing as you deliver to us. I know your message is governed and orchestrated by God, giving the Glory to Him, but I am on my knees greatful for the intrument He has found in you.

    I continually am touched and moved through your ministry and message. I am a stranger to you but sometimes it is as though you are sitting beside me, holding my hand transmitting the energy of your prayer, love and devotion to God.

    You have been a spiritual lifeline for me through a season of a few years of awakening, realization and healing that is still unfolding. This prayer is no coincidence at this time in my journey but a deeply desired request of my heart I am finally ready to acknowledge and embrace.

    God Bless You Beth…I am so incredibly inspired through your unsatiable need and desire to serve God. Thank You!

  19. 269
    The Lord's Bride says:

    Dear Beth ~ One cannot get more personal then when it comes to prayer. It seems when a sister bows her head and takes the hand of another sister, the entire world around them hushes, and all that can be heard is the beating of our Father’s heart.

    Thank you, Beth, for taking each one of our hands into yours, and praying these powerful, Spirit-led words up to the Father on our behalf. Each one of us claim this prayer as our “own!”

    From your lips to His ears!!!! Amen!

    For over a decade, you and the LPM team have had my prayers. They are not going to stop now. Preach on as we pray on.

    Powerful blessing to you all,
    in Him,
    jd xoxo

  20. 270
    Debbie says:

    Beth, thank you for that beautiful prayer. It touched on so many issues that are in my heart. My SS class is doing your Bible study on James and have been so blessed by it. I will be honored to pray for you. I am the back rubbing, praying for you, sister. God has gifted you so in teaching His word and I will lift you up everyday. Thank you for sharing with me the riches of God’s Word. NC loves you and so do I.

  21. 271
    Melissa says:

    Thank you for your prayers for us Beth. Boy, did that hit home on more than one point.

    I pray for you- thank you for specifically asking how I can pray for you. I don’t know why I haven’t seen the prayer board before. Thank you for pointing out these areas. What a blessing to be able to pray for my sisters in Christ- most who I will never meet on this side of heaven- only in Christ does this kind of fellowship exist. I love it!
    Praying for you and the Living Proof team today. You are such a special group of women. Thank you for remaining sensitive to Jesus and seeking to love Him more. Even though we have never met, I consider Living Proof Ministries to be a mentor to me. Thank you.

    • 271.1
      Melissa says:

      Um, I should have edited before I hit enter!
      I meant, “thank you for telling us siestas how we can pray for you!”

  22. 272
    kristy says:

    I was in Greensboro at your last LPL…it was such a blessing and I prayed GOd would speak right to me, and HE did. I am in my secret place right now…studying and spending time with my Savior. I just love sacred echoes from God….we are studying Romans 12 in our sunday school class right now about being a Romans 12 christian…AUTHENTIC…and sure enough in His still small voice he echoed again this weekend…Authenticity…I love when God speaks.I also just read this blog that was posted a few days before the Greensboro event…well the prayed you prayed…was meant just for me…I am amazed at how God is working and will continue to do so. Thank you for letting God use you…cant wait to see where God leads…I will not do in my own strength though…I am getting secret time with God and then will allow Him to lead me to the roof top!!!! Much love Kristy

  23. 273
    Rebecca says:

    Thank you so much for creating the prayer board. What a wonderful idea and a great tool for reaching out and seeing the needs that exist among our brothers and sisters. So much love in this ministry. You are a true blessing!

  24. 274
    Vicki Cluxton says:

    Vicki C., Indianapolis, IN

    Exodus 14:14 NIV

    The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.

  25. 275
    Jennifer says:

    I heard you say in Greensboro that you had a prayer on your blog and you felt it was for a personal reason. It was very personal for me and exactly what I need for what I am hiding in my secret place. A secret. A struggle. Im fighting demons. And I desperatley need prayers. Every word, every line. I sit here with tears now. Wanting so much to fight this and lay it down. Wanting so much to turn from this. But finding it so hard. Please pray for me. Im keeping this secret in my closet. Asking for Jesus to clear it out. To shed light in my vault. Ive confessed. But it still has the emotions in it as well that I have to fight.

    Thank you for your message. It, again, was exactly what I needed.

    Thank you Beth.

  26. 276
    Amanda says:

    Amanda and Anna Louise, Memphis, TN

    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2, ESV

  27. 277
    Nancy says:

    Nancy from West Grove, Pa
    For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love,and sound judgement. 2 Timothy 1:7(HCSB)

  28. 278
    Delores says:

    Thank you so much for going before the Lord for me & my family with this beautiful prayer. Please continue to cover me & my family in prayer, we are in much need of your prayers. I will be praying for you, your family & the LP staff. The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avail much. James 5:16. Thank you for being a servant of the Lord to lead & guide us. We love you! & We love the Lord!

  29. 279
    Deborah says:

    I just wanted to say Thank you for this prayer. I have been struggling recently with my faith because of my separation and divorce, I have prayed many times that God would heal my marriage and yet my husband left..
    I have always had a heart for women’s ministry and have pursued that avenue many times only to be shot down by churches because my husband is an agnostic, now that stirring is back, the timing of this prayer means so much to me as it struck right to my core.. I’m working my way back and working thru the Esther series..
    So thank you for serving not only God, but the millions of women around the world.. I am also a “bibby” because my daughter saw a video of Beth and said I reminded her of Beth.. My boy is almost three and the joy of my life..
    Thank you..

  30. 280
    christina says:

    Thank you for this. Your prayer here gave me words for my own intercessions. Y’all are in my prayers too.

    I heard Dr. Chuck Swindoll say once, from his military background, “They only shoot at you when you’re over the target.” May God grant courage to match–no, exceed–the assaults of the enemy. May the pressures of life press you closer to Him. He is your strength and your shield.

  31. 281
    Marilyn says:

    Dear Beth,
    Thank you for the lovely prayer you prayed over all us sisters.It encompassed everything we go through in this life. I just read it today and my heart just ached for all the hurting ladies out there.I’m praying God will do mighty things through LPL,and keep you all safe in your travels.Thank you again. You don’t know how much your ministry has touched my life.

  32. 282
    cathy says:

    Beth- It is such an honor to pray for you, your family and your staff. You all have been such an encouragement and inspiration in my own walk with our LORD!! Thank you also for that precious prayer – it seems you pray just what I need even when it was for all of us. God is sooo good! Thanks for your love for Jesus and for all of us too!!

  33. 283
    Martha Watson says:

    Oh my goodness! Thank you for a poignant and very relevant prayer!

  34. 284

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  35. 285
    Holly Gillan says:

    I was wondering if you ever considered changing the structure of your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two images. Maybe you could space it out better?Katy Home Security, 4410 Huntwood Hills Ln., Katy, TX 77494 – (281) 394-0477

  36. 286
    Cindy Hall says:

    Cindy – Gilbertsville, KY
    Galatians 5:13 ERV
    My brothers and sisters, God chose you to be free. But don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do what pleases your sinful selves. Instead, serve each other with love.

  37. 287
    Lorraine Volk says:

    Lorraine, Corpus Christi, “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.” Hebrews 2:1 NIV

  38. 288
    Gayle Worley says:


    Just finished hearing hearing you on James and Betty Robinson talk about If_____ Then____. I just recently went through a separation after twenty years of marriage. It was so painfully but your words are so true. My God did and is taking care of me. A great book titled Broken Heart On Hold by Linda W. Rooks was a God send. God has showed me that He is my Life, not part of it. He is first before husband,grandchildren, family, friends. His word has just jumped off the pages during this time in my life.

    I pray for you and your team.

    Gayle Worley

  39. 289
    Mar Jo Jennings says:

    Mar Jo, The Woodlands, TX

    So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church. 1 Corinthians 14:12 ESV

  40. 290
    Bonnie Whitaker says:

    May the God of all grace, Who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered awhile, perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you. I Peter 5:10 NKJV

  41. 291
    Toni Holmes from Pace, Fl says:

    The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knows those who trust in him.
    Nahum 1:7 NKJV

  42. 292
    Caroline says:

    Caroline, Rio, WI

    “to grant to those who mourn in Zion – to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3 ESV

  43. 293
    Michelle Christian says:

    Michelle C. of Houston
    Ephesians 5:33 NIV
    However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

  44. 294
    Mimi of Six in Al. says:

    Proverbs 4:23
    New International Version (NIV)

    23 Above all else, guard your heart,
    for everything you do flows from it.

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    Emma says:

    I agree with you in this prayer for me. Thank you Beth and I will be praying for you. God Bless you

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