The Power of Prayer
I’m a firm believer in the power of prayer. If you read here or on my Facebook page or even my Twitter feed you shouldn’t be surprised to see me openly talking about prayer and getting closer to God. Prayer is something that’s often on my mind because well frankly I pray all day long.
I’d love to tell you all that I’m a traditional prayer, as if I set up a beautiful scene with candles, music and my head bowed respectfully but more often than not I’m involved in a deep honest conversation with my Lord and Father. People probably think I’m wacky as I talk to the air while driving or am rushing to grab my bible to look up something but for me these are common practices throughout my day.
Each evening we pray as a family and I do keep a prayer list which I share with God nightly as I close out my day in prayer.
What about you, do you pray? From the Serenity Prayer to just rambling to God in layman’s terms I am all about praying to build my relationship with God and to learn and grow.
Mark 11:24 (NIV)
24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Recently I put a feeler out there on my Facebook and Twitter feeds asking if folks would be interested in a prayer chain here.
Thankfully the response was a resounding YES and so here we are today with the very first post of what I hope becomes a powerful resource for all of us.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Melissa Pinkerton says
The St. Frances Prayer is wonderful!
Coutney j, Erika w, Micheala, Mark, Cancer person not sure of her name and any others ive forgotten
Oh my goodness, I so wish we lived closer! I pray everywhere all the time too! My favourite place is in my car or with my head under my pillow…don’t ask…it freaks my husband out that I’m talking to Jesus under there.
Please Pray that the Lord will open the door for a new job with better benefits. It is a very discouraging right now. Pray that God will move in this situation. Thanks
Please pray for my daughter Jerrica and her boyfriend to get clean from heroin PLEASE!!
Dear brothers and sisters,
My name is Julie. I’m from Russia.
I am asking for ptayer help saving my 16 yrs of marriage. My husband Sergey had left me and our 3 kids for almost 2 yrs. I know that there is nothing is impossible to God. Only Father can reveal this miracle of my family restoration!
I trust Lord’s promise. I pray that my husband may get over of whatever his going through. Please Lord, I seek for Your mercy and blessing that You may allow us to spend the rest of our lives with each other. Please make this feeling mutual for both of us. Lead us not into temptations. Guide us wherever we go. Always put us in each other’s heart and mind. Thank You Lord for hearing my prayer! Amen!
please comtinue to pray for my aunt she has to take chemo for a yr and she’s getting a masectomy.the cancer was more aggressive than.the drs thought..pleasehelp her get thru this n please we need her to be around.she been thru so much so please remember her..her name is Penny
My husband Jason of 2 & 1/2 years, recently started having problems because I became ill with 2 brain tumors. He started drinking, doing drugs and engaging in pornography. He then threw me out of our home, no money , no place to live and being ill. I have even had to sleep in my van. His whole family tells me that he misses and needs me very much, but he knows what he did was wrong because he is afraid and not wanting to grow up and deal with this problem. He had told me that he was to young and and did not nnot want to be with someone who is ill. Surgery is on feb 26th I want to go home to my own home, my own bed with my husband. Please pray for him I need him more than ever before.
We will be praying!
Please pray for me and my future husband. Pray that God brings the right man into my life soon. I feel like God has forgotten about me. I feel like God doesn’t want me to ever get married. I don’t want to be single my whole life. Nothing exciting ever happens in my life. I am still waiting for my first kiss and for a man to ask me out on a date. I feel so invisible and God doesn’t want a man to ever notice me. I feel ugly and not beautiful. I want a man in my life so we can share our lives together. I am tired of doing life alone. I am tired of going to bed alone without having a man next to me and I am tired of not having a man in my life to hug and kiss me and tell me good night and good morning. Singleness is a very difficult season of life and I don’t want it anymore. How can singleness be a gift? I feel like marriage is more of a gift because you get to have sex all the time, you get to enjoy each others company, you are never alone, you can go on dates with each other, you can cook for one another, and you can sleep in the same bed every night. I feel like I did something wrong and I don’t deserve marriage and God doesn’t love me or maybe I won’t ever be a good wife or a good mom and God is protecting me from ever getting married and that is why I am still not married yet. Patience is so hard and I don’t know how much longer that I can wait for my future husband. I am growing impatient more and more everyday and don’t know how to be patient again. When you are single you have no one to share your live with and you are all alone. I feel like I have nothing to look forward to in my future and that the best is not yet to come. How can good things come to those who wait? I am scared that marriage will never come true in my life. I will never have my wedding day on the beach, I will never be able to wear my beautiful white wedding dress, I will never get to walk down the aisle, I will never have sex on my wedding night and my honeymoon will never come, and I will never have a baby. I feel like I will be a virgin forever and never experience sex and I will never experience my first kiss and I will never experience what dating is like. I hate that God is having me waiting for a long time and I don’t like it. When is a new chapter of my life ever going to start? Is God writing a beautiful love story for me and my future husband? Is God really a perfect matchmaker? Does God know who my future husband is? My wedding day just seems like a million miles away and it will never come true. I just feel like it happens to everyone else but me. Everyone is getting married around me and I just feel left out. I am 26, never had a boyfriend, never had my first kiss, never been on a date, never had sex still a virgin waiting for my wedding night.
My marriage is under attack. Please pray for God to restore my marriage and restore everything satan has stolen from me.
Angellica luna says
I need prayer for my partner to return to home his kids and family they need him they are divastaved so i.need your prayer to unite prayer for my partner to return to home me and our family becuse we had a disagreement I love him please pray for him to return to home me and our family i need a miracle now in Jesus name now I need a reconside with his partner in the name of Jesus his name is Thad
Angela Hughes says
First let us give the Lord thanks for the abundance of all things.Please pray that the Lord would deliver his people from evil men; That the Lord would preserve his people from violent men, who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually. Pray against the spirit of anti Christ,false witness,terrorism,leviathan,jezebel,witchcraft,hatred,divination and violence. Pray for world wide repentance that people would turn to God, so that he will forgive their sins. Please pray and intercede without ceasing that God’s will be done in the lives of the world’s leaders and for our leaders to seek God and listen to Him. Pray that they would be surrounded by godly counsel and, that President Trump and the world leaders would personally know God and the salvation found through faith in Jesus Christ alone. That we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. God can turn the hearts of kings. Earnestly pray that the people of America and its leaders will humble themselves and seek the Lords face and turn from their wicked ways. Pray that the Lord would hear from heaven and forgive our countries sins and heal our land. God Bless America Pray that the Lord would grant peace in America, that we may lie down and no one will make us afraid. That the Lord would remove wild beasts from the land, and that the sword will not pass through our country and that President Trump along with our leaders be filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might to declare the sins of Gods people. Please pray for revival and that the Lord would pour out his spirit on his servants, throughout the world both men and women. Pray for the peace of Israel. Gods will be done on earth as it is in heaven.In Jesus Name, Amen.