Official Prayer & Encouragement Thread

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This could be a good idea. Hope it helps. Maybe if you feel burdened by something or the other or just want others to say a prayer with you or for you...post your needs here:

Mods can we make this a sticky, and even allow anonymous posting?

I'll also post articles on different issues...just for encouragement

And please no matter what the request is...no judgements please!

I also found this thread was very uplifting: http://www.lipstickalley.com/f85/good-prayers-lefting-heavy-spirit-216603/ ...many thanks to the OP


This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him" (1 John 5:14-15).

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7).

"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints" (Ephesians 6:18).
 
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I'll go first... pray that I make it through my last year of school and find peace in every situation, no matter how bleak things look, I trust that God will always be my guide.
 
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Psalms are good for this.

Psalm 102 vs 1-2

Hear my prayer, O LORD;
let my cry for help come to you. 2 Do not hide your face from me
when I am in distress.
Turn your ear to me;
when I call, answer me quickly.

Psalm 20

May the LORD answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. 2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
3 May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.
Selah
4 May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious
and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the LORD grant all your requests.
 
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Pray for my health. Pray that God gives me strength, courage and wisdom through these difficult times.

Thank you!
 
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Excellent thread. I pray that EVERY poster here stays covered with the BLOOD OF JESUS and grows closer to him every day.

God bless you all.
 
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Oh I needed this. Can you send a prayer up for me. I need to get through these tough times and petty drama un-harmed. Thanks.

i pray for the Lords favor.

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Pray for my health. Pray that God gives me strength, courage and wisdom through these difficult times.

Thank you!

Great thread :) Pray for me to have a good week and to do well on the GMAT. I'll be taking it in a few weeks.

Just say a prayer for me please..i need them in the worst way..

Lord I pray for everyone who is seeking your hand to move in their life. I thank you that you are faithful even when we are undeserving of your grace. I thank you that you love us more than we can ever comprehend. You are bigger than our problems and even anything our eyes can see. Please touch each life here , in your name, Amen!
 
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Pray for my mental health. I am praying for direction, greater belief, boldness, prosperity, and admission into a business PhD program.
 
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Here's a nice video link: Joyce Meyer Ministries &mdash; Encouragement in Difficult Times

and a good article:

Everything's Going to Be All Right! by Joyce Meyer

Did you know that God wants to make a trade with you? He has a standing offer every minute of every day, and it’s amazing how few of us actually take Him up on it. He wants you to give Him all your cares, problems and failures. In return He’ll give you His peace and joy. On top of that, He promises to protect and take care of you.

God really does want to take care of us, but in order to let Him, we’ve got to stop trying to take care of ourselves and worrying about every little thing we can’t control. Many people would like for God to take care of them, but they insist on worrying or trying to figure out an answer on their own, instead of waiting for God’s direction. They wallow around in puddles of their own worry, wondering why God doesn’t give them peace. God will give us peace, but we must first give Him our worries.

We give God our worries by trusting that He can and will take care of us. By trusting God, we’re able to rest in Him, knowing that He has the situation well under control. Worry, on the other hand, is the opposite of trust. Worry steals our peace, wears us out physically, and can even make us sick. If we’re worrying, we’re not fully trusting God, and we’ll never be able to experience His peace.

What a great trade! We give God our worry, and He gives us His peace. We give Him all our cares and concerns, and He gives us His protection, stability and joy. That’s the privilege of being cared for by Him.

Because He cares for us, He wants us to live in peace and not all tied up in knots of worry. He has ways of guiding us toward peace if we’re alert enough to sense His direction.

Imagine that you’re driving down a road. Along the way there are signs that provide direction or give warning. If you pay attention to the signs and follow their instructions, you will safely reach your destination.

In the same way, on the road of life there are spiritual signs along the way. In order to stay under God’s protection, you must obey these signs that tell you to trust Him and not worry. Don’t be afraid; have courage. If you’ll pay attention to these signs, you’ll find it’s easy to stay on course. You’ll experience the protection, peace and joy that only God can provide.

However, if you fail to heed the signs, you may notice that the road seems a little bumpier than usual, and you aren’t as confident in your ability as you once were. You may become anxious about the unknown things waiting around the corner, and even veer off the road.

Anxiety is like putting on a heavy coat on a hot summer day. It weighs you down. It’s difficult to move and stifling to wear. According to Webster’s Dictionary, anxiety is “a state of being uneasy, apprehensive, or worried….” Sometimes this uneasiness is really vague—something we just can’t put our finger on. All we know is that we’re uneasy.

You and I don’t need to be anxious about tomorrow when we have all we can handle today. Even if we manage to solve all our problems today, we’ll just have more to deal with tomorrow…and more the next day.

Why waste time worrying when it’s not going to solve anything? Why be anxious about yesterday, which is gone, or tomorrow, which hasn’t arrived yet? Trade in your worries today for God’s peace. Remember, everything’s going to be all right.




http://www.lipstickalley.com/OurMinistries/HandofHope/News/haitiupdate.htmhttp://www.joycemeyer.org/womensconvention/http://www.joycemeyer.org/dayofprayer/http://www.lipstickalley.com/OurMinistries/HandofHope/medicaltrips/medicaltrips.htmhttp://www.joycemeyer.org/cookie
 
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Pray for my mental health. I am praying for direction, greater belief, boldness, prosperity, and admission into a business PhD program.

Lord you know Ann her needs and desires. Help her to be the greatest person you intended for her to be, for I know that you view all your children as kings and queens, show her that she has the ability, give her the courage, and most of all the faith to trust you! Because you are so much greater than we think you are. Help her with her academic pursuits and edify every area of her life. You are so able. Amen.

and go ahead and get that Ph.D Missann:pdance:! Good luck!
 
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I ask for prayer for my aunt who is to undergo surgery for a tumor soon. I also ask for prayers for my family and myself to get through the difficult times we are encountering right now. To everyone in this thread just remember that god will never put you through more than you can bear.
 
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I'm touching and agreeing with everyone. Please touch and agree for my transfer to go through and please pray my next environment isn't hostile. And this is serious my next statement; I'm at a point if the ignorant racist taunts do not stop I might blackout and hurt one of my co-workers at my present location.... I need this transfer fast because I don't know how much longer I have in me to hold the little peace I have left.
 
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I pray that I maintain my sanity, be more productive at work and in my life. I pray for encouragement and inspiration. I pray for protection from situations and people adverse to my total well-being. I pray for my health, and that I may be a blessing and encouragement to others. I pray for my financial well-being, and that my immediate family members prosper in their new endeavors. Please God, guide us all. I pray that we are given the wisdom to properly navigate through the obstacles of life. I also pray that we all realize our shortcomings, and work on them.
 
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thank you for this thread... I just bought a house, and now the people at work are giving me a hard time. I ask for prayer that the lord will guide me in the right direction, and also help me through school. Thanks so much everyone for this positive thread...
 
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thank you for this thread... I just bought a house, and now the people at work are giving me a hard time. I ask for prayer that the lord will guide me in the right direction, and also help me through school. Thanks so much everyone for this positive thread...

I pray that I maintain my sanity, be more productive at work and in my life. I pray for encouragement and inspiration. I pray for protection from situations and people adverse to my total well-being. I pray for my health, and that I may be a blessing and encouragement to others. I pray for my financial well-being, and that my immediate family members prosper in their new endeavors. Please God, guide us all. I pray that we are given the wisdom to properly navigate through the obstacles of life. I also pray that we all realize our shortcomings, and work on them.

Nice thread - I'll be back OFTEN !:good:

I'm touching and agreeing with everyone. Please touch and agree for my transfer to go through and please pray my next environment isn't hostile. And this is serious my next statement; I'm at a point if the ignorant racist taunts do not stop I might blackout and hurt one of my co-workers at my present location.... I need this transfer fast because I don't know how much longer I have in me to hold the little peace I have left.

God can do exceedingly abundantly all we can ask or think, so continue to have faith in HIM! He can open doors NO man can shut.

I ask for prayer for my aunt who is to undergo surgery for a tumor soon. I also ask for prayers for my family and myself to get through the difficult times we are encountering right now. To everyone in this thread just remember that god will never put you through more than you can bear.

Thank you all for joining in. Thanks for your prayers for me and the other posters. I said a prayer for you all as I read through your posts here. Keep ya head up!:pkiss:
 
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I pray for discernment of people, their true intentions and situations that may involve me, intentional or unintentional. I pray that God keeps a hedge around me and let no weapon formed against me or my family to prosper. I pray over my finances and schoolwork. I pray that God blesses me and my family in all our endeavors, whether they are work-related or school-related. All these things I ask in Your name Jesus, Amen.
 
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I just sent up a prayer for all you guys. If you wouldn't mind, please pray that I pass this exam, it is only thru G-d that I will pass and I need all the prayer I can get! It's a really hard one but I find peace when I think of G-d so I am staying in prayer.

I'll be checking on this thread, what a *GREAT* POSITIVE idea. Something totally new to LSA!
 
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I just sent up a prayer for all you guys. If you wouldn't mind, please pray that I pass this exam, it is only thru G-d that I will pass and I need all the prayer I can get! It's a really hard one but I find peace when I think of G-d so I am staying in prayer.

I'll be checking on this thread, what a *GREAT* POSITIVE idea. Something totally new to LSA!

my prayer is exactly the same!....I know how those exams can be. I also find that thinking of God and what he has accomplished for me recently helps me stay positive. We've got the same need, so your in my prayers sista!!!:highfive:
 
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Taken from diamondchic's thread.... thanks Diamondchic!.....this was very inspiring!

http://www.lipstickalley.com/f83/foot-prints-sand-224082/

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my prayer is exactly the same!....I know how those exams can be. I also find that thinking of God and what he has accomplished for me recently helps me stay positive. We've got the same need, so your in my prayers sista!!!:highfive:

Girl just put one up for you right at this moment I was like "please bless and guide abby4" lol! I know what you mean about finding strength in him. I was in the middle of an exam this morning and thinking I should just get up and leave and give up and he came to me and said "sit your butt in that seat and take this test and DO NOT give up!" So I didn't give up! dont know what I got but I know he gav eme the strength ot get thru it! Next one is one Fri! then a take home over the weekend. I'll keep you in my prayers!! Stay strong and keep the faith! :act-up:
 
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Girl just put one up for you right at this moment I was like "please bless and guide abby4" lol! I know what you mean about finding strength in him. I was in the middle of an exam this morning and thinking I should just get up and leave and give up and he came to me and said "sit your butt in that seat and take this test and DO NOT give up!" So I didn't give up! dont know what I got but I know he gav eme the strength ot get thru it! Next one is one Fri! then a take home over the weekend. I'll keep you in my prayers!! Stay strong and keep the faith! :act-up:

Thanks hun... school is no joke, I know. you are in my prayers as well. If there is any are of my life God has continously brought me thru is in my school life, so many times I was to fail classes or get left back a semester and God would just swoop in at the nick of time and push me right thru to the next level. The things I went through that I had no control over and to see God just continously open doors and help me pass was extraordinary for me. He is so good, and ready to help out, it's just our faith in him that we need to work on alot of times. Good luck!:handshake:
 

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