When You Feel Like Prayer Isn’t Working

I looked at his mug shot and felt my heart tear in two. I had prayed for this man my entire adult life. And now Richard (not his real name) was in jail.

From the outside, Richard’s life looked hopeless. Alcohol. Women. Anger. Hate. Unemployment. Failed relationships.

Richard’s rollercoaster life had fewer highs and lowers lows as time progressed. And now he was behind bars.

My life verse is John 8:32. For twenty years John 8:32 was my personalized license plate. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at a digital clock on any given day, and it read 8:32. It’s a God-wink from my Heavenly Father letting me know that He sees me…that He loves me.

On the second day after Richard’s arrest, I went on-line and read the details of the police report. It was the time of arrest that grabbed my heart…8:32

Oh friend, that was no coincidence. The officer could have easily rounded the time to 8:30. But no, it was 8:32. God was saying to me…I see him. I love him. I’ve got this. He’s not hopeless. Not by a long shot.

In 1 Kings 18:41-45, there’s a story about a prophet named Elijah. God had caused a three-and-a half-year drought in Israel because His people had followed foreign gods. Miracle after miracle occurred during those three-and-a-half years, but it is what happened at the end of the drought that caught my attention.

Elijah sent a message to King Ahab to let him know that the forty-two month dry spell was coming to an end, even though there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

After delivering the news, Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground, and put his face between his knees.

“Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. “See if there’s a cloud.”

“There’s nothing there,” the servant said upon his return.

Six times Elijah sent the servant back down the mountain to see if there was a cloud. Six times he returned reporting there was not.

I would have probably said, “Mr. Elijah, I think you heard God wrong. Maybe you spoke too soon when you told King Ahab to go and start celebrating that the rain was coming. There’s not a cloud in the sky. God’s not doing anything. And besides, I’m getting tired running up and down this mountain.”

Ignoring the servant’s complaint, Elijah said, “Go again.”

So the servant turned around, took a deep breath, and made a seventh trek down the mountain to the sea. He observed the sky, and came back to tell Elijah the news.

“Well, I saw a little something this time. It’s not very big—just a little cloud—about the size of a man’s hand. It’s not big, but it is something.

Here’s a question to ponder: Was God working the entire time the servant was running up and down Mt. Carmel, or did God make the cloud appear all of a sudden on the seventh trek. I think God was working the entire time; the servant just couldn’t see it.

I’m not much of a weather woman, but I do remember a little bit about rain cycles from elementary school. Water falls from the sky into oceans, rivers, and lakes. The sun heats the water, and it evaporates as water vapor. The vapor rises from the earth into the atmosphere, cools, and forms droplets called condensation.

Little droplets get together and form bigger droplets. Eventually those droplets form clouds. When the droplets get too heavy, they fall back to the earth as precipitation into oceans, rivers, and lakes. Then the cycle starts all over again.

So God was working on the servant’s first run down the mountain; the servant just couldn’t see it. Jesus said, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working” (John 5:17).

Just because you can’t see God working, doesn’t mean He’s not.

I don’t know what you’re praying about today, but don’t give up. And here’s my promise to you: I won’t either. God is always working…even if we can’t see it.

Leave one person’s name or initial in the comment section that you are praying for, and let’s pray for each other.

If you’re looking for a great resource to learn how to pray for your husband powerfully and  effectively, Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe is just for you.

“I have never seen a more practical book on how to pray for your husband.” – Gary Chapman, PhD. author of The Five Love Languages.

 

 

341 Responses to When You Feel Like Prayer Isn’t Working

  1. Jan June 27, 2017 at 4:20 am #

    JSD

    • Terri July 6, 2017 at 7:36 am #

      Please pray for Will, my 20 year prodigal son. We’re helping, waiting, praying, & giving tough love for him to come home. Pray for my 22 year old daughter who no longer believes to see God’s hand in her life & to come full circle to the love of Christ she once knew. The world has gotten to my kids. Spiritual warfare. Period.

    • Virginia Bethea July 6, 2017 at 8:27 am #

      Adriane

    • Virginia Bethea July 6, 2017 at 8:28 am #

      Marquis

    • Virginia Bethea July 6, 2017 at 8:28 am #

      Madisen

      • Virginia Bethea July 6, 2017 at 8:29 am #

        Reign

        • Virginia Bethea July 6, 2017 at 8:29 am #

          Karysma

          • Virginia Bethea July 6, 2017 at 8:29 am #

            Rob

    • Susan July 6, 2017 at 10:15 am #

      Please pray for my 52 year old son and his family. They are not saved! Thank you for your devotional ! God bless! I am encouraged by your post today!

    • Bobbi July 6, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

      GWA

    • Glenda July 11, 2017 at 7:53 am #

      Please pray for Richard to be free from his addiction, totally free, help him to stay strong

    • Glenda July 11, 2017 at 7:58 am #

      Please pray for Teri to find answers to her situation

    • Angelia July 22, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

      Juwan deliverance out of all his troubles. He’s incarcerated and has been crying out to God for another opportunity to be free. Family trying to raise money for the attorney.

    • Dianne July 23, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

      GGSB

    • Sue Robinson July 28, 2017 at 4:39 pm #

      KH. Please, she needs prayer for a stronghold over her mind. Stronger than I have ever seen. She’s only 24 and really struggling. Thank you.

    • Candy August 17, 2017 at 9:59 am #

      Missy

    • Shonda August 18, 2017 at 10:51 am #

      KLP

    • Lorraine August 22, 2017 at 8:37 am #

      Please pray for my son Richard and grandson Dante Palmer. Thank you

    • Pattie Gaitor August 22, 2017 at 9:04 am #

      I am praying for myself. Pattie!

    • Deb August 22, 2017 at 6:39 pm #

      Billy

    • Marion Da Silva September 5, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

      My name is Marion and I am being persecuted by this young man. I said something hurtful to nim and apologized but he is very revengeful and is nasty and mean-spirited to me. Please pray for my anger and his revenge..Let me leave this Home with PEACE Marion

    • Ak September 24, 2017 at 1:28 am #

      Jk

  2. Suzanne June 27, 2017 at 4:26 am #

    Praying for Kevin!

  3. Wendy June 27, 2017 at 4:40 am #

    Eddie

  4. Adriana June 27, 2017 at 4:43 am #

    For my children, especially my 18 year old daughter, who is struggling with life . She has relationship issues with her family. I am newly remarried and she does not like her step dad or rules. As a result she is no longer living with us . My heart hurts terribly as a mom. I pray God keeps her safe and healthy as she has asthma, food allergies and PCOS. Her name is Alessandra.

  5. Sarah June 27, 2017 at 4:50 am #

    My daughter Chloe. Please pray for her.

  6. Angilen Adkins June 27, 2017 at 4:51 am #

    D. W. And A. A.

  7. BB June 27, 2017 at 4:51 am #

    KB

  8. Claudia L. Mobley June 27, 2017 at 5:09 am #

    Keristin

  9. Estelle Faile June 27, 2017 at 5:31 am #

    Jonathan

  10. Geory Frieden June 27, 2017 at 5:41 am #

    My Hubby, Jay ( jewish) has tried to find Jesus. He gets so close sometimes, now needing another test & surgery. Please pray that he will be able to see God at work. We now attend a Mighty Church of believers. They have a surrounded him in God’s love. Its the pain he has from a spinal injury (fishing trip ) that haughts him constantly. Guess a word was not enough, we are closer now than ever, just want him to have some Joy from the Lord to keep his faith growing. Your many message have helped me over the years. So glad we have such a mighty God!

  11. Geory Frieden June 27, 2017 at 5:43 am #

    ? Looking for a cloud

  12. Geory Frieden June 27, 2017 at 5:45 am #

    Pray for my Jay to find God on a new level!

  13. Leslie June 27, 2017 at 5:45 am #

    KF.
    Olivia
    McKenzie
    John
    Edith Rameika
    Brian Murphy
    Christina Kelly
    Amen

  14. Leticia Jones June 27, 2017 at 5:48 am #

    Jason and Leticia

  15. Gena Harris June 27, 2017 at 5:50 am #

    O and T

  16. Debbie June 27, 2017 at 5:51 am #

    MM

  17. Patricia June 27, 2017 at 5:53 am #

    thanks for the blog, please pray for my grandson Thabo.
    I want God to help me gain custody of him because his mum is on drugs
    and use the money my son sends for the child to buy them.

    • Rebecca L Jones June 28, 2017 at 4:55 pm #

      You will have to contact Child Protective Service and go to court. It can be messy. If your son wants you to take the child, you may have to get full custody. If you do that, you will have to decide visitation. If it is more temporary, let the professionals supervise it.

  18. Dawn Orlando June 27, 2017 at 6:00 am #

    Praying for my son Salvatore and my son Jacob to receive Christ as their Savior

  19. Patti June 27, 2017 at 6:01 am #

    J & T

  20. Sue June 27, 2017 at 6:20 am #

    Josh

  21. Sue June 27, 2017 at 6:20 am #

    Please pray for Josh

  22. Sue June 27, 2017 at 6:21 am #

    Please pray for Josh

  23. Rachel June 27, 2017 at 6:22 am #

    Praying for Charles. Please pray with me.

  24. Tina Brown June 27, 2017 at 6:24 am #

    Mary Lou

  25. Carolyn schmalenberger June 27, 2017 at 6:28 am #

    K

  26. doreen June 27, 2017 at 6:28 am #

    daphney

  27. Carrie June 27, 2017 at 6:39 am #

    Please pray for my husband Charles Marshall.

  28. Dana Fortinberry June 27, 2017 at 6:45 am #

    Please pray for my son Cameron.

  29. Tammy Streikus June 27, 2017 at 6:45 am #

    Nick

  30. Cherry tijerina June 27, 2017 at 6:58 am #

    Prayer for myself Cherry. I have lost my desire for prayer, I need it back.

  31. Linda June 27, 2017 at 7:05 am #

    Police officers

  32. AUDRA June 27, 2017 at 7:05 am #

    Mika… This is my beloved cousin and she needs prayer

  33. Rachelle Craig June 27, 2017 at 7:09 am #

    Praying for E.A.B.

  34. Flo June 27, 2017 at 7:15 am #

    NCN

  35. Michelle June 27, 2017 at 7:19 am #

    Sean

  36. Dawn June 27, 2017 at 7:23 am #

    Joyce Holmes

  37. Pat June 27, 2017 at 7:26 am #

    Please join me in praying for my daughter Cara. She is 100 lbs. overweight and in debt. She is doubting her salvation and really struggling. She has no friends….but God!

  38. Lynn Layman June 27, 2017 at 7:35 am #

    Mildred, Peter & Emily

  39. Sharon June 27, 2017 at 7:38 am #

    PRAYING FOR DL WHO HAS LUPUS

  40. Judy June 27, 2017 at 7:45 am #

    Please pray for JC.

  41. Pam Soderling June 27, 2017 at 7:49 am #

    Pam

  42. Stacy Michelle Roberts June 27, 2017 at 7:57 am #

    SR

  43. Doreen Conover June 27, 2017 at 7:57 am #

    Please pray for my brother, Irwin, and his wife, Susan. I’ve been praying for them 44 1/2 years. So far, they have no interest. We are Jewish, but he follows no religion.

  44. Robin Moore June 27, 2017 at 7:59 am #

    Thank you for your story about Elijah and the drought. My son Lee is in prison for the last 20 months, he was sentenced to 20 years for an internet crime. He has 2 small children under the age of 4. They miss him and cry for him to come home. My husband & I (ages 78 and 63) are living in my son’s house with Lee’s wife. It’s not an easy life for us. I pray daily for a miracle to bring our son home, somehow. Thank you for your encouraging post that God is working even when we don’t see any signs. Please pray for my son, and for answered prayers to bring him home soon.

    • Natalie June 28, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

      I will pray for you and your son Robin. Your story touched my heart. You are close to the Father’s heart I can tell you. He will carry you along just as He always has. He has made, He shall bear. Even to the hoar hairs. Must be so intense for you. I am in Scotland but have my own prayers for my dear Husband. He is backslidden. I am on the 4 th day of the second time through the book from Sharon. Praying for your husband from head to toe. Maybe this might work for your son if his wife uses it. Perhaps she is already but I recommend it. I have seen some changes in this last month. Mostly in me but also in him and I know the Almighty is working. Remember the Lord won’t give you more than you can bear. Maybe your feelings are a sign breakthrough is coming. Alleluia, keep your chin up lass x

  45. Susana Rodriquez June 27, 2017 at 8:02 am #

    Justina

  46. sharon June 27, 2017 at 8:06 am #

    Prayers for G and E&E. Thank you for sharing!

  47. Amy June 27, 2017 at 8:06 am #

    K. S.

  48. Cheryl June 27, 2017 at 8:07 am #

    MP

  49. Heather Booth June 27, 2017 at 8:13 am #

    Please pray for Jim.

  50. Charlene Radley June 27, 2017 at 8:13 am #

    Steve

  51. Heather Booth June 27, 2017 at 8:15 am #

    Please pray for Jim

  52. Hazetta June 27, 2017 at 8:16 am #

    HCT

  53. Jeannene Evans June 27, 2017 at 8:23 am #

    Pray for my daughter, Cheryl Thomas, that she will come back to the Lord.

  54. Janine June 27, 2017 at 8:27 am #

    Praying for MSF

  55. LC June 27, 2017 at 8:29 am #

    TC

  56. Gina June 27, 2017 at 8:33 am #

    JHG my husband

  57. Christine Urista June 27, 2017 at 8:36 am #

    Jose

  58. Paula Haith June 27, 2017 at 8:43 am #

    Bradford Haith

  59. Mischelle Best June 27, 2017 at 8:43 am #

    God is always working. Thanks for this wonderful devotion this morning.
    Pray for my husband, Gerald Best and my brothers, Jeff and Herman Alexander
    and for my sons Brandon and Matthew Best that God will will be done and that
    they realize we serve an amazing God.

  60. Nancy June 27, 2017 at 8:47 am #

    Stephi, she’s taking her medical boards today. Please pray for her

  61. Jane June 27, 2017 at 8:55 am #

    Tanner

  62. Candis Waggener June 27, 2017 at 9:00 am #

    Tristan

  63. beth June 27, 2017 at 9:01 am #

    John Paul (job situation) & our family

  64. Sue June 27, 2017 at 9:01 am #

    Rich, my son, walked away from God…struggling finding a job, father to 2 sons from 2 different women, he is 34 years old, lives at home with us (my husband and me). We struggle with enabling him due to communication with him ends up in arguments. Please pray for him…for us….how to lead him. This has been a long road and God has protected him in so many situations. We see that but Rich doesnt.
    Thank you

  65. Dinora L Cardona June 27, 2017 at 9:08 am #

    Prayers for my nephew (18 years old) running the streets, selling drugs and physical altercations resulting in violent injuries to himself and others. Feelings of rejection and abandonment by his father and verbally abusive mother leads to his feelings of trying to prove to everyone that he will be able to quit doing drugs and enter in the military (test scores extremely high all branches of military reaching out to him) …. he was arrested for possession of marijuana less than 20 grams hearing on July 5, 2017

    He does not have a father figure god fearing man in his life. I pray for his safety and that of his family and pray that God will touch his heart and soul and bring home his lost shepherd.

  66. Brenda S June 27, 2017 at 9:10 am #

    I’m praying for the recovery of my Dad’s eyesight.

  67. Maria Mendoza June 27, 2017 at 9:13 am #

    Praying for my husband JAM
    and for finances for bills

  68. Marian Retana June 27, 2017 at 9:13 am #

    Please pray for Richie and Mariel.

  69. Cindy June 27, 2017 at 9:14 am #

    Pray for my son Jarred.

  70. Nicole June 27, 2017 at 9:14 am #

    JAS

  71. Magda Usera June 27, 2017 at 9:19 am #

    Drew

  72. Felita June 27, 2017 at 9:23 am #

    Felita

  73. Karen June 27, 2017 at 9:27 am #

    Please pray for Bensen to grow an obedient heart for God. He is 16, rebelling, and without focus. He is disrespectful to his mother and lives under his own rules. Please pray he comes back.

  74. Trudy Rangel June 27, 2017 at 9:32 am #

    Jacob McCarthy my nephew

  75. Anita June 27, 2017 at 9:32 am #

    Kim Isaac. He has been down with paraplegia for 8yrs, we are trusting God for his healing and for funds so he could have surgery. My greatest burden is that he doesn’t leave the wheelchair as same man that sat in it for 8yrs. May he encounter Jesus and know the power of His salvation. Amen

  76. Judy June 27, 2017 at 9:41 am #

    Lorrie

  77. Susan June 27, 2017 at 9:42 am #

    Praying for my husband’s salvation

  78. Carmen Cepeda June 27, 2017 at 9:42 am #

    Please pray for my husband, Fabio.

  79. Shari Barber June 27, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    Praying for Jamie.

  80. Patti June 27, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    MDW, please pray

  81. Sherry June 27, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    Mike – my husband to be healed emotionally and know how much God loves him.

  82. Lydia June 27, 2017 at 9:58 am #

    Claudia

  83. Diana Fiege June 27, 2017 at 10:00 am #

    Praying for Samantha

  84. Tina June 27, 2017 at 10:04 am #

    Praying for Haven, Maurice and Malachi.

  85. Dee Cook June 27, 2017 at 10:10 am #

    I have been praying for my son, Steven, who needs deliverance from drugs. We have fought this demon for over 18 years, but God has been so faithful to us and I am holding on for my son’s salvation.

    Thank you for this message today as it has spoken to my heart very deeply.

  86. Becky Shears June 27, 2017 at 10:14 am #

    Joel

  87. Jody and Kathi June 27, 2017 at 10:14 am #

    Praying for Chris.

  88. Paula June 27, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    Cristian

  89. Darlena June 27, 2017 at 10:21 am #

    Praying for the health of our family and for my husband’s ankle & foot to heal. Also unspoken prayers. Thank you

  90. Angie June 27, 2017 at 10:22 am #

    Mackenzie

  91. Brenda Castro June 27, 2017 at 10:23 am #

    Praying for my son Isaac

  92. Billie Nehring June 27, 2017 at 10:30 am #

    James

  93. Kim June 27, 2017 at 10:36 am #

    My son Coleman needs a job. He has been out of school now for two years and still no luck finding a job. Please say a prayer that God will open a door for him.

  94. Kathryn Thompson June 27, 2017 at 10:41 am #

    Praying for this country and the leaders. God is in control and I know He is at work!!! We serve and love an amazing Father who loves us more than we can understand. It blows my mind how He can love me, but He does and for that I am eternally grateful.

  95. kim cotten June 27, 2017 at 10:52 am #

    Please for a baby for my daughter-in-law

  96. Pam Johnson June 27, 2017 at 10:54 am #

    Praying for Brandon and Melanie

  97. patricia June 27, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    Praying for healing for Ardette Baker, Jacqueline Whitmore,Eric Blake, Shirley Hubbard, F. Jones,P. Spencer, Cedric Guffin, the spencer family, my church family

  98. Valerie June 27, 2017 at 11:03 am #

    Chelsea- fertility issues

  99. Eliza June 27, 2017 at 11:03 am #

    J

  100. Sherry June 27, 2017 at 11:31 am #

    RH

  101. Gerry June 27, 2017 at 11:40 am #

    Joshua

  102. Gerry June 27, 2017 at 11:40 am #

    Joshua my son

  103. Juselda Brown June 27, 2017 at 11:45 am #

    My Children’s but most of all Andrew my son

  104. Shelli June 27, 2017 at 11:46 am #

    David

  105. Gloria Morley June 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

    Praying for my son, Keith Justin. He has a spinal disease and the rods in his back are trying to work their way out through the back of his neck. He has had this disease for 13 years. I am praying and fasting for him daily for God to send him the right person that can really help him. He has had to have therapy for the toll pain killers has done to his body.

  106. Annette O'Kelley June 27, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

    Thank you Sharon!! Praying and asking God for grace to trust Him more!! For my “JTO”.

  107. Kandie June 27, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

    Praying for my ex-husband Donnie that God will bring restoration to his relationship with Him and that he turns away from the life he is living. I also pray for God’s will in our life whether that be that we find our way back to each other or that we must live apart. I hate divorce.

  108. Cindy Wood June 27, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

    Eddie

  109. Tanya Evans Lloyd June 27, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    John

  110. Helena Fulmer June 27, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

    A W 🙁

  111. Barbara Boggiano June 27, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

    daughter Genine

  112. Sandra June 27, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

    Pray for Sandra Wilson financial needs and new doors opening, favor, joy, and peace
    Blaine Wilson laid off and need new door opening
    Karen Wilson health

  113. Lynette hogenson June 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

    Levi

  114. Janice nickerson June 27, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    Please pray for addiction healing for kr and bd and for restoration to God and family

  115. Rozann June 27, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

    Praying for my son Malachi

  116. Sonie Tulay June 27, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

    Prayer for my son IOA, Jr that God will keep him from evil and that his mind will be focus on the word of God and the fear of God will be the beginning of wisdom for him.

  117. Lorrie Lynn Jackson-Bursey June 27, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

    Riley Ransom

  118. Lorrie Lynn Jackson-Bursey June 27, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

    I’m praying for my son Riley Ransom

  119. Juanita June 27, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

    AL

  120. Maggie June 27, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

    Eddy

  121. Mark June 27, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

    Please pray for my son, Mark, to find Jesus.

  122. Sherri Mansell June 27, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

    Fletcher

  123. Lechelle June 27, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

    Please pray for my mom, Wanda, to be healed from dementia. She suffered a brain aneurysm in September 2014 at the age of 67 and as a FT pastor. Many have prophesied that she will be healed but after almost 3 years of thanking God for her healing she still suffers from full-blown dementia. Even though she’s alive, I miss her or at least who she was and I mourn the relationship that we should be having. I am also struggling to take care of her financially. Thank you & God Bless you in advance for your prayers.

  124. Angela June 27, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

    Praying God will send me the husband he has for me very very soon!

    Angie

  125. Rebecca Roach June 27, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

    Ted Roach

  126. Elaine June 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm #

    Please pray for Don to find Jesus!

  127. Angie June 27, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    Cassie

  128. Carol Mundy June 27, 2017 at 3:26 pm #

    I am praying for Daniel, Erin and Moe. This is my family. I am praying for blessings, healing and strength for the journey!

  129. Mercy June 27, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

    Please pray for my husband Livinus to get promoted at work

  130. Pam June 27, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

    My daughter Porcia

  131. Claire June 27, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

    My daughter Allison

  132. Tanya Bohanon June 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Praying for DL

  133. Wanda June 27, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

    Wendy

  134. Rebecca June 27, 2017 at 4:47 pm #

    Thank you sharing this wonderful message Sharon..We are at point in our lives where we thought to ourselves,”We’re praying but nothing’s happening ‘Your timely reminder that, just because I can’t see anything doesn’t mean that God isn’t working really spoke to me.
    May Hod continue to strengthen you and bless your ministry.

  135. Susan Morse-Poynter June 27, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

    Damon

  136. Debbie Marinelli June 27, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

    I have been praying for my children, Gregg, Ryan and Kacey and their Dad, Stephen for their salvation for a very long time.

  137. Debra June 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

    This is exactly what I needed today
    Please pray for my son his name is Christian

  138. MONICA June 27, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

    My Sons Jacob and Gabriel

  139. Viviane June 27, 2017 at 6:14 pm #

    Praying for my husband Melkoy and for the child I carry.

  140. Melanie June 27, 2017 at 6:53 pm #

    My son Richard and his wife Anika who have alienated me from my granddaughters.

  141. Denise June 27, 2017 at 6:56 pm #

    Phillip

  142. maureen bakulich June 27, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

    M.G.B

  143. Peggy carman June 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm #

    Prayers for my broken family!!! Special prayers for my sister as she is paralyzed and cannot walk .

  144. diane June 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm #

    Jonathan, please and thank you,,,you are a blessing:)

  145. Karen Oh June 27, 2017 at 7:54 pm #

    My adult son Dan and his fiance Lua.

  146. Patrice June 27, 2017 at 9:17 pm #

    DT

  147. LeAnn Marlow June 27, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

    Andy

  148. Connie June 27, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

    Connie

  149. Terrsa McGee June 27, 2017 at 10:22 pm #

    Bill

  150. LORA June 27, 2017 at 10:22 pm #

    C W

  151. Terrsa McGee June 27, 2017 at 10:23 pm #

    Please pray for Bill

  152. Amy June 27, 2017 at 10:32 pm #

    Praying for my daughter, SH and the child I lost.

  153. Jessica June 27, 2017 at 10:35 pm #

    Praying for my husband A.B

  154. June June 27, 2017 at 11:09 pm #

    In prayer for my only child who has been diagnosed with cancer.

  155. Connie June 27, 2017 at 11:17 pm #

    MMH and ELH sisters my daughters

  156. Elizabeth June 27, 2017 at 11:27 pm #

    Tina

  157. Sharon Utecht June 27, 2017 at 11:43 pm #

    JLR

  158. Marci June 28, 2017 at 2:50 am #

    Pray for GC and JM.

  159. Mary June 28, 2017 at 3:31 am #

    Jason

  160. viv p. June 28, 2017 at 5:14 am #

    my son -Edward Rex Velez, Jr.
    daughter in law – Leslie Velez
    me – Viv P.

    thanx much n God blezz!!

  161. Lisa Blohm June 28, 2017 at 5:30 am #

    HB to surrender to His will

  162. Susan June 28, 2017 at 6:08 am #

    RJ

  163. Robin June 28, 2017 at 6:24 am #

    J.A.H.

  164. Gabriela June 28, 2017 at 7:07 am #

    Praying for a friend Juan Hattingh. It’s a friendship that wants to be lead into a Relationship.

  165. Susan June 28, 2017 at 7:20 am #

    Please pray for my son, Jordan.

  166. sharon graham June 28, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    J. G.

  167. Dana June 28, 2017 at 9:39 am #

    BU

  168. Nancy Johnson June 28, 2017 at 10:39 am #

    DJ 25 years

  169. Marta Lozano June 28, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

    My nephew Luis .

  170. Orlene Smith June 28, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

    Javaunie Smith

  171. Joanne June 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Corey Joseph

  172. Cheryl E June 28, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

    My daughter Brooke

  173. Joy June 28, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

    Jonathan

  174. Rebecca L Jones June 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

    Linda

  175. Diane June 28, 2017 at 6:15 pm #

    Please pray for LM
    Please pray for AM
    Please pray for JP

  176. Nancy meyer June 28, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

    Praying for Katelyn

  177. blanca vasquez June 28, 2017 at 7:07 pm #

    Albert

  178. Jennifer Asbill June 28, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

    C

  179. Vickie June 28, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

    RM

  180. kathy harris June 28, 2017 at 10:03 pm #

    Join me in prayer for Cory

  181. Ashley June 28, 2017 at 11:13 pm #

    DV

  182. Eleanor Glenn June 28, 2017 at 11:30 pm #

    Praying for my daughter Ashley to get a good job.

  183. Rhonda June 28, 2017 at 11:32 pm #

    My father, R, is severely bipolar. My parents marriage and our relationship has disintegrated, and He is far from the true God. After struggling with seeing God like my earthly father, those thoughts are broken yet my discouragement is not. Please pray he finds good medical attention, a true walk with the Lord, and restores a marriage.

  184. Melissa June 29, 2017 at 5:01 am #

    CF

  185. Ardith June 29, 2017 at 7:44 am #

    Lindsay

  186. brrenda potter June 29, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

    my daughter Rachael speak needs prayer for a financial break through

  187. Deborah June 29, 2017 at 2:38 pm #

    Praying for Eddie and his future.

  188. Mitzi June 29, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

    Doug my prodigal husband

  189. Linda Brewster June 30, 2017 at 6:21 am #

    Pray for D B

  190. Marlene June 30, 2017 at 8:58 am #

    Daryl Mureson

  191. lynne June 30, 2017 at 9:00 am #

    E and T

  192. lynne June 30, 2017 at 9:01 am #

    E and T praying for their hearts to return to Jesus

  193. Patience July 1, 2017 at 3:58 am #

    I need prayer for God to sort TOBY out.

  194. Cheryl July 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm #

    Kenny and John

  195. Beckie Potterfield July 1, 2017 at 7:18 pm #

    My triplet grandchildren born April 7 in Charlotte, NC – Sophia, Nora, and Rett.

  196. LeAnne July 1, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

    Melissa

  197. Charlene July 1, 2017 at 9:59 pm #

    K

  198. Lejone Morris July 2, 2017 at 2:59 pm #

    Liz M.

  199. Claire July 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

    My husband Guy, my daughter Sophie and her daughter Sarah.
    For there salvation and consecration to our Lord and King.

  200. Missy July 2, 2017 at 10:46 pm #

    Praying for Donna

  201. Sharon July 3, 2017 at 8:53 am #

    Grant

  202. J. L. July 3, 2017 at 9:35 pm #

    J.L.jr. ,that he may admit his wrong and repent ,that he may be restored back to the family of God. My prodigal husband.

  203. Brenda July 3, 2017 at 11:25 pm #

    Praying for BP, LP, WP, TP..lord you know the burden that weighs on my heart for each person listed…believing for a move from the Lord

  204. Catherine July 4, 2017 at 9:22 am #

    Marvin

  205. Diana Fiege July 4, 2017 at 9:59 pm #

    Samantha

  206. Madison July 5, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

    pray for my daughters life to get turned around again. please

  207. Joy July 6, 2017 at 4:29 am #

    Please pray for J

  208. Connie July 6, 2017 at 5:57 am #

    Praying for my husband bob.

  209. Deb July 6, 2017 at 6:04 am #

    Randy

  210. Carol July 6, 2017 at 6:09 am #

    Mary, my daughter who is an addict and is pregnant. May she be free from the bondage of addiction and understand that true freedom is only found in Jesus. God’s protection over her unborn baby.

  211. Star July 6, 2017 at 6:20 am #

    Paul & Scott

  212. Rebecca July 6, 2017 at 6:35 am #

    Praying for Nicholas.

  213. Rebecca July 6, 2017 at 6:40 am #

    Praying for John

  214. Aileen July 6, 2017 at 7:21 am #

    Thank you Sharon! Please pray for my son Nathan and all teens who have wandered from the path.

  215. Sharon July 6, 2017 at 7:35 am #

    Pray for Brad that his heart change and he would return to Jesus

  216. Katy July 6, 2017 at 7:51 am #

    RLP

  217. Julie July 6, 2017 at 8:27 am #

    I have been prayomg for my sister Julie for 10 years. She has struggled eith addiction all of her life. I want to see her saved so badly. I admit that I don’t have the hope and trust that I want to have in believing that she will be saved. Please pray that God will give me the faith to not give up on her and to keep praying with confidence. Thank you Jesus!

  218. Pat McGrew July 6, 2017 at 8:39 am #

    Jay who is struggling with loss of job, depression /anxiety and alcohol abuse.

  219. KATHLEEN DYR July 6, 2017 at 8:50 am #

    PLD

  220. Wendy July 6, 2017 at 8:58 am #

    Praying for my sister Brenda and her Son, Pedro Alejandro. God to lift them up .

  221. Kum July 6, 2017 at 9:15 am #

    My husband DM & my 3 sons CM…to return to Jesus ❤❤❤❤

  222. Misty July 6, 2017 at 9:44 am #

    C & M & A
    Drawn close to the Lord and not the worlds ways.

  223. Tammy July 6, 2017 at 10:34 am #

    Pray for our son in law .He has left our daughter and their five children.Our hearts are so heavy.
    His name is Brad. Tammy

    • nicollett July 12, 2017 at 2:56 am #

      Lord , God please come through for Tammy. Let your will be done in Jesus Name amen

  224. Jacque July 6, 2017 at 10:46 am #

    I don’t know any of you, but I thank you for any opportunity to have others pray for my family. Pray for our son, Wilson, who is fighting the devil called drug addiction. Out of rehab for 6 months and the struggle daily is great, but my heart knows God is greater.

  225. Julie July 6, 2017 at 11:12 am #

    Chris

  226. Kim July 6, 2017 at 11:40 am #

    Regan

  227. Danielle July 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

    B

  228. Amy July 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

    Praying for my son, Jason, that the Lord would open his eyes and set him free. That God will demolish the strongholds of lying, rebellion and drug use and bring Jason back to Him.

    • Debbie August 17, 2017 at 8:42 pm #

      Amy… I am going through the same thing with my son Tommy. I pray for everyone on this prayer list but yours touched me because I am going through the same thing with my son. It is gut wrenching. But God is able and in his time his will will be done so we must leave it in his hands. I pray for your son and I pray for you and your family may God heal your family and bring your son back to you

      • Ak September 24, 2017 at 1:36 am #

        I’m praying for you and your son. I too need prayer for mine who is struggling with depression addiction anger for 10 years. Thank you and may God be with you.

  229. Hope July 6, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

    Ian

  230. RENEE BARTZ July 6, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

    EB, TB, JB

  231. LaDona Herrera July 6, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

    On my knees this morning praying for my 28 year okd son Tanner V. who is currently in jail. He has a substance abuse problem and as a result has schiczphrenia. Prayed that i would get out if Gods way and then i received this email of encourahement. Thank you God.

  232. Roxanne July 7, 2017 at 5:42 am #

    RPM, CLH, AND AEB

  233. Kim Rolph July 7, 2017 at 7:40 am #

    Praying for Brittany and Michael

  234. Lauri July 7, 2017 at 9:34 am #

    Prayers for Michael, to return to his passion for God.

  235. Teresa July 7, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

    JCS

  236. Monica July 8, 2017 at 10:15 am #

    M and A

  237. Terri July 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

    31 year old son, Andrew – needs Jesus

  238. Patricia Buchanan July 9, 2017 at 1:19 am #

    Pray for Richard

  239. Wanda July 10, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

    Mitch – lost faith in God. Addicted to alcohol, suicidal,no job,no home,no relationships,no hope.
    Help him Lord! Show him you love him🙏,Transform his mind-give him a sign that you care for him.

  240. Teletha Mincey July 10, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

    Robert Ward

  241. E.N. July 11, 2017 at 12:14 am #

    Please pray for our marriage to get restored. Thank you!

    • nicollett July 12, 2017 at 2:54 am #

      In Christ alone we place our trust . May His will be done in your marriage

  242. Dee Onn July 11, 2017 at 7:33 am #

    MJF

  243. Kani July 11, 2017 at 8:57 am #

    Robert

  244. Kathy July 11, 2017 at 10:53 am #

    My beloved Mr. K.

  245. Deb July 11, 2017 at 11:35 am #

    I would just like to praise God for the struggles we are experiencing in our lives right now! I’m sure that sounds a bit flippant but it’s what we are commanded to do in James 1:2. I am without a job, my husband is in the hospital with heart problems, I have health problems and the list goes on. But I choose to serve the Lord and glorify him in whatever I do. He will prevail!!!! 😀

  246. Kathleen July 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

    My children Rachel and Adam

  247. Cheryl Crevier July 11, 2017 at 4:47 pm #

    Billy

  248. RC July 11, 2017 at 6:09 pm #

    Lea

  249. nicollett July 12, 2017 at 2:53 am #

    please pray for me Nicollett on my journey of recover after divorce

  250. Anne July 12, 2017 at 8:37 am #

    My husband Carl

  251. Leann July 12, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    Please pray for my son Nick

  252. VANESSA July 12, 2017 at 4:23 pm #

    JAB

  253. vanessa bombardiere July 12, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

    JAB

  254. Denice July 13, 2017 at 6:28 am #

    DK

  255. Ba July 14, 2017 at 6:07 am #

    Bob

  256. Patsy July 14, 2017 at 7:04 am #

    Please pray for my surgeon. BP

  257. Sharon McCray July 14, 2017 at 11:28 am #

    praying for Union Valley Baptist Church

  258. Linda July 15, 2017 at 8:49 pm #

    Please pray for JLB. Thank you.

  259. Delores July 16, 2017 at 4:47 am #

    Please pray for my daughter, Kim and her husband, Jon for salvation.

  260. Amy July 17, 2017 at 8:46 am #

    Dillon

  261. Christine July 17, 2017 at 11:57 am #

    Please join me in praying for SMD and CGD. My grown children.

  262. Diane July 18, 2017 at 7:52 am #

    My daughter in law Mandy. So young at 31 years and so sick with complications from surgery for ulcerative colitis.

  263. Tracey Anderson July 18, 2017 at 8:48 am #

    KJT

  264. Tracey Anderson July 18, 2017 at 8:49 am #

    JKW

  265. Jearlene July 21, 2017 at 11:32 am #

    JD Pray for my Son who goes to court 9/11 for DUI charge that’s pending against him pray that God Favor and mercy will be upon him in this case. And that the generation curse will be broken off of my family of gambling and alcoholic . Thank you for praying.

  266. Connie July 22, 2017 at 9:18 am #

    CAA

  267. Linda Cavallero July 24, 2017 at 9:08 am #

    Jackson B.

  268. Evelyn July 24, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

    Ben.

  269. Bernadette July 30, 2017 at 8:25 am #

    WC AND BF AND MOLINA AND KIDS AND ENTIRE FAMILY

  270. Jan July 31, 2017 at 11:28 am #

    Dave

  271. Claire July 31, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

    SB & JW, please pray that mother will stop enabling son in his addiction. And praying that son will seek God and want rehab so that he can get his life back on track.

  272. Patty August 1, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

    Brittany, Jay, Margaret, Eddie for salvation and
    restoration

  273. Joslyn Reddick August 1, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

    Josly, James, Jatari, Mabel, Karyn Pray for relationships and greater financial freedom through employment opportunities.. Pray that our hearts are softened so we can be like Jesus and mend our broken relationships with each other!

  274. Jean Priebe August 2, 2017 at 7:57 am #

    Please pray for my son and his wife. They are separated. They need Jesus. They are both at fault. Mental health issues are involved. Mark and Diane.

  275. Shelia August 2, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

    Nate and Diane

  276. Lisa August 2, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

    JEB JR

  277. Yvonne August 3, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

    Hugo and Sameul Cordoba. They are completely lost in drugs. We desperately need God to show up!

  278. Terry Schinkai August 5, 2017 at 10:25 am #

    Beckie and Breanna

  279. Rosemary L Gutierrez August 15, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    Kyle & Jennifer

  280. Ann August 17, 2017 at 8:15 am #

    DSK and MEW

  281. Cheryl Margaret August 17, 2017 at 8:31 am #

    For my future Husband.

    Whoever He may be that God brings us together as Man and Wife soon.

  282. Patricia M August 17, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

    PQ and WH regarding financial difficulties

  283. Caroline August 17, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

    Pray for my husband David.
    He has distanced himself from me.

  284. leane August 17, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

    please pray for my son drew who’s on drugs and on his way to jail again

  285. Debbie August 17, 2017 at 8:58 pm #

    Please pray for my son Tommy. He is in jail. His life is gotten out of control. He is 28 years old and has not worked in a few years. He has two children and another on the way by another woman . He used to love me very much but since being on drugs and alcohol his life has spiraled out of control. He is a totally different person so I proclaim “Satan I am a Child of the most high God and I command you in the name of Jesus you cannot have my son my son belongs to the Lord. I am leaving him in gods hands knowing that God is able and faithful!!!”. Thank you so much for this word today it help me tremendously! May God answer all the prayers on this prayer list and bless you abundantly!

    • Sharon Jaynes August 17, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

      Amen! Amen! Amen! I stand with you in prayer!!!!

  286. Marie August 17, 2017 at 9:18 pm #

    Please pray for God’s will to be clear for my children lives and that they will be blessed financially to go to college. Sierra ,Kenya, and Jordan

  287. Cheryl August 19, 2017 at 7:55 am #

    Steven, my 28 year old, he doesnt believe there is a God

    • CJ September 18, 2017 at 7:52 pm #

      Praying for your Steven…and mine. GOD knows the way into the heart…

  288. Kim Brown August 20, 2017 at 1:24 am #

    Thankful for God’s reminder of His faithfulness. I will look toward the heavens from whence comes my help! #blessingsinthestorm

    Pray for JFW!

  289. sheri August 22, 2017 at 10:27 am #

    JK
    SJK
    TE
    I thank God for you and ministry
    for the encouragement today.
    Thank you for prayers for loved ones
    and I also pray to for others here…..
    Praise God for hope restored
    and strength renewed to persevere
    God bless

  290. Char August 22, 2017 at 11:11 am #

    Please pray for my daughter K to be free from addication.

  291. Keshia McQuilkin August 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm #

    My Husband Kevin sykes.
    That God would open his eyes to see his worth in christ.
    Healing from his past hurts and mistakes
    Prayer for his salvation. Marriage reconciliation. That God would bring us back together as one. And that He will return home to our family

    • Diamond September 1, 2017 at 9:03 am #

      I will be praying with you Keshia that is also my prayer.

  292. Christine August 26, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

    Zechariah

  293. Sarah August 27, 2017 at 7:18 am #

    J and S

  294. Diamond September 1, 2017 at 9:01 am #

    Praying for my ” And suddenly” moment in my marriage. My husband is “C”

    • CJ September 18, 2017 at 7:50 pm #

      Praying for Diamond and C

  295. Cristal September 5, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

    My prodigal husband Marcus

  296. Terri September 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

    Please pray for Jordan. My 22 yr old daughter who is bipolar. She struggles greatly. She has struggled since she was 14. She has little self esteem but you wouldn’t know because she plays the game. Keeping all of the sadness & demons pent up inside her is killing her. I’ve always been her #1 fan and stuck beside her through some harrowing situations. Yet, she won’t talk to me, won’t come see our family. She sees a therapist. We took her to a Christian therapist when she was 16 and last summer she did reveal that the therapist told her “if you would be good and follow the Lord’s path, you would be happy.” My daughter is very cerebral (she’s a student at ga tech in Atlanta) and it turned her stomach toward God. Pray that God will release those strongholds, that she will see God is good, and the more she reaches out to others, the better she will feel. I am desperate for a relationship with her but would be happy just to know she has turned her heart back to Jesus.

    • CJ September 18, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

      Praying for Jordan

  297. CJ September 18, 2017 at 7:46 pm #

    A. & M. For the blessing of children, the fruit of the womb that GOD has promised.

  298. Sharon A Martin September 22, 2017 at 7:13 am #

    AJM

  299. Diane September 22, 2017 at 8:42 am #

    DM (job situation) and DR (to listen for God’s voice in her life)

  300. LaTisha September 23, 2017 at 7:24 am #

    Please Pray for my fiancee Bradley and I. He has been incarcerated for almost three years now, and he has awhile to go. We both need God’s strength to get through this, and I want God to change us both towards the better.

  301. Yvonne September 27, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

    AMK
    TMP
    MJD
    KSB

    Family

  302. Yvonne September 27, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

    My family is in a crisis due to my sister . KSB. Need prayers please. This has involved so many family members . A lot of stress and not knowing from day to day .

    Thank You

  303. Mercedes September 29, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

    Please pray for my husband JCB. We have been together for about 35, and still is like we are starting from scratch. We became Christians in1991, and is like he has a personality desorder, ( narcissistic ). We are okay for awhile , he is working providing, going to church, and then start, the complaints, he is bored, finding fault in everything that I do or don’t do, the place that he workseverybody is mean, his boss does not like him anymore and then it comeshe quits and we are left with nothing no money no savings nothing until he gets another job. Ive been looking for a job, and when I had jobs before he says that I pay attention more to my work than him, gets very manipulative, nasty is horrible!! I try leave him but he makes our kids miserable, I really don’t know what to do i have been praying for him for years, there is always something new please pray for him. Thanks God bless

  304. Mary October 5, 2017 at 10:24 pm #

    Please pray CMMG, ELG, MBG, JAG

  305. Gina October 12, 2017 at 8:09 am #

    Please pray for my family.
    D, G, M, D,
    M, R, D, E, R, V, J
    K, B, D

  306. Mary October 31, 2017 at 4:13 pm #

    My sister, Palmer. She is living homeless right now, and is being prevented from seeing my parents due to her abuse of them. My mother is in agony over this. Please pray that Palmer will reach out to one of her siblings (there are 3 of us) and ask for the help we long to give her. Also, please pray that she comes back to the Lord…be it through me or someone else, and for God to keep her safe, wherever she may be now.

  307. Felipe Moreno October 31, 2017 at 8:01 pm #

    Pray my Husband Felipe Moreno who wants nothing to do with God or people of God. He is living in sin and don’t want to stop. Pray for our marriage! I want our miracle and our promises God declared over our life.

  308. Janette November 1, 2017 at 11:47 am #

    RCC; LJC; DEC

  309. Susan November 5, 2017 at 9:37 pm #

    Angie and Dustin

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