Living Free

I’ve been pondering this verse today: It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1 NIV).

Most likely you can’t relate to being a slave, but maybe you can relate to the idea of being held captive in some area of your life.

  • An addictive behavior
  • A controlling parent
  • An out of control emotion
  • A fear of the future
  • A shameful past
  • A need for a man
  • A lustful eye
  • A desire for approval
  • An obsession with a goal
  • A co-dependent relationship
  • A guilty conscience

Each of these conditions can cause you to be tied up in knots and held captive to the point that you’re stuck in a prison of your own making–never realizing that the door has been swung wide open for your release.

Rebekah and Brian had been married for twelve years. During that time he had several affairs. Sometime during his third bout of unfaithfulness, Brian decided he wanted a divorce. Rebekah was left with two wonderful children, a broken heart, and an urgent need to fill the void in her life with another man.

She hooked up with the first man that showed her any attention, and in short order, he moved into her home. Family, friends, and co-workers warned Rebekah that she was making a bad decision. She claimed to be a Christian, but turned a blind eye to God’s commands about sex outside of marriage.

Over the past five years, her life has been a roller coaster of disappointment with the current man, disillusionment of her children, and distancing from her family. And while she has tried to break free of the unhealthy and ungodly relationship, she keeps taking him back time and time again.

[tweetherder]You cannot continue to do something that you know is wrong and expect to have an outcome that is right.[/tweetherder]

Rebekah is a slave to her loneliness and the idea that she needs a man to fix the void in her heart. I dare say that loneliness is big reason many women make poor decisions…and the devil takes advantage of that ache every chance he can.

Every believer has been given the power to break free and to live free, but God’s not going to force it on any of us. There is always a choice.

If you feel that you need someone to help you break free from an addicting behavior or habit pattern, find someone! Do whatever it takes, but don’t try to do it on your own strength or with your own power. God has given us the power of the Holy Spirit to help us get through it and be finished with it…but sometimes we need people too. Get a prayer partner, an accountability partner, a Christian counselor, or a support group.

I have my two best friends who hold my feet to the fire when I’m headed in the wrong direction. God created us to live in community, and we need the support of other people.

Is there any area of your life where you are not living free?

Go back and look at the short list above?

If you need prayer, leave a request in the comment section below. You don’t have to share all the details, just as much or as little as you’d like. Then pray for the sister’s name above yours. We’re in this together!

Additional Resource

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100 Responses to Living Free

  1. Rene March 5, 2015 at 4:17 am #

    Hi God bless but I’m in need of prayers to set free from some things in my life.

    • Claudia L. Mobley March 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

      Praying for you

    • sharon March 9, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

      praying for you that the devil will have no part in you life and you will know Gods peace and what he desires from you. May he opens your eyes to see how you can be a blessing to others.May you feel God holding you and helping you.Know you are his precious child who he wants to set free.

      • lori maples April 9, 2015 at 6:07 am #

        I really appreciate prayer. Pray for me for strength and discernment. I really love the lord but there are times when we think we are but we did’nt. Satan deceives in our goodness. He’evil. I hate Satan for what he does to people and I believe that,s why he attacks me so. So please pray and thank you and God bless you.

    • Debbie May 29, 2015 at 12:53 am #

      I am praying for you Rene. I have every single one of the “bondages” listed in the article. Please pray for me too. Hanging by a thread.

  2. Litsa March 5, 2015 at 4:39 am #

    Food addiction, a lustfull eye, desire for approval. Thank you.

    • Robin March 6, 2015 at 2:02 pm #

      I too am in need of prayer for food addiction that I know is brought on by loneliness after lossing my husband and approval of others. Praying to find someone to keep me accountable. I truly desire to fulfill all that God has called me to be and do not want to fall. Submit myself to God and resist the devil and he shall flee!

  3. jillian March 5, 2015 at 4:53 am #

    You are speaking of me in this blog. Please pray I find the strength to find that someone to come along side me to find true freedom and companionship in Jesus Christ.

  4. Coleen March 5, 2015 at 5:46 am #

    A guilty conscience,A desire for approval,An obsession with a goal

  5. Kerapetse March 5, 2015 at 6:14 am #

    a need for a man
    desire for approval

  6. LaShanta March 5, 2015 at 6:15 am #

    I need prayer.

  7. Cary March 5, 2015 at 6:27 am #

    an eating disorder

  8. Louise March 5, 2015 at 6:27 am #

    We are living in South Africa. What a beautiful country, but what a fearful place tostay.The crime rate is skyhigh. Newspapers and TVs don’t publish what is going on, but if you look at news websites and talk to people you will understand. Highjacking, murdering of farmers, murders in the ciies, , rape,theft,et. Doors and windows are always locked, . I am literally lieing awake at night AFRAID of an attack. This FEAR is true. I am even at a stage where I dont want my boys to have a future in SA. Please pray for me That I can trust God.Please pray for depression. Pray that God will keep us safe, but also pray for this country and their leaders. The country is in chambles.

    • Ruth March 5, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

      Hi Louise,

      I stand in the gap for you…for your uncertainty, for your fear, and for your peace. God is not the author of fear, it comes from the enemy. It is my prayer that you find comfort in knowing that you, me, all of us are in the very powerful, capable hands of a Mighty God. He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High God, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. He is not oblivious to your heart’s cries and concerns. His wings are large enough to shield you and your loved ones from the fiery darts. I’m reminded of the story of David. David ran from Saul on numerous occasions, but although Saul was determined to do him harm, he was never out of the protective eye of God. We have that same privilege. We have no need to fear what man can do unto us, for God orders our steps.

      “Dear Father, our Creator, our Protector, our Keeper; we come to you on behalf of Louise. We thank you for your hand of mercy that has kept her and her loved ones safe to this moment. We ask that your angels continue to encamp round about them now. Even as she reads this, Father, let your peace, that confounds human understanding, be her garment today. Wrap Louise in your arms and let your comfort restore her strength, her faith, and her hope in You. You are a God of your Word. You have promised to never leave us nor forsake us. It is in these promises that we rest in now, Father. Encase her dwelling place. Shield her children and her loved ones in every place they abide. No weapon that is formed against us shall prosper. Let you peace like a quiet stream, soothe Louise today. It is in Jesus’ mighty name we pray…AMEN.”

      I will continue to be your sheltering tree, Louise. God’s blessings to you!

    • Paula Trujillo March 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

      Praying for you Louise. I declare protection over you and your loved ones in Jesus name.

      No weapon forged against you will prevail (Isaiah 54:17)

      Every spirit of deppresion and fear is gone in Jesus name!!

  9. Laura March 5, 2015 at 6:38 am #

    I am breaking free of fear! I am breaking free of addictions! I am breaking free of lies!! I am breaking free of legalism and pride and the need to please people! I am breaking free of everything other than the bonds that hold me captive to my Lord and Master, Jesus Christ… The bonds of love and forgiveness, mercy and grace. Thank you for praying for me as I continue on this journey towards realizing my freedom that has already been purchased, paid IN FULL!!

    Praying the same for all of you!! Especially the dear one whose comment is just before mine..
    🙂

  10. Tiffany March 5, 2015 at 7:02 am #

    I haven’t been living free for a long time in many if the areas listed and have been doubting and running from God. This week I broke down and asked for forgiveness and another chance to be in a right relationship with God. I focused too much on me and who I wasn’t becoming and lost hope since I took my eyes off of Him. This devotion is very timely and I will now take another step and reach out for accountability and support which I had also run away from. Thank you for any prayers supporting my path back to freedom.

  11. Sandra March 5, 2015 at 7:17 am #

    I have a son with mental illness. There are so many ups and down, on a daily basis…it seems like mostly downs. I have found myself living in dread. Dread of what will happen next, w hat the future will hold (of not hold). I have allowed this part of my life to rob me of joy, the joy God wants me to have regardless of my circumstances. I almost feel guilty if I have joy. How can I when he is struggling so. Please pray that I would run to God and that He would feel me with joy, so much that I know it could only be of Him!

  12. Sue March 5, 2015 at 7:31 am #

    Please hold Josh up for prayer!!!!! Thank you

    • Teresa March 6, 2015 at 8:29 am #

      i am praying for you and your son right now. We can’t understand the reasoning of God is so many situations but we do know that we can trust Him in every situation. God doesn’t want us to live in fear or to have no joy. I am praying for relief for you and your son from this terrible illness.

  13. kimberly March 5, 2015 at 7:32 am #

    Please pray for me. I feel trapped in a situation and don t know how to move without someone i care about getting hurt. Pray for the wisdom and courage to do whats right. Thank yoy

  14. Nicole Sequera March 5, 2015 at 7:33 am #

    Please pray for my children and I. We are going through some very challenging times. Thank you.

  15. Cathy Lane March 5, 2015 at 8:30 am #

    I need prayer for myself because I feel like I am in isolation when it comes to having close family and friends. I am not close to my brothers and have always had close girlfriends that felt like sisters. Over the past few years my closest Christian friends seem to have brushed me aside. Help me to see God’s perspective on this. Why do I feel so rejected?

  16. dominique March 5, 2015 at 8:49 am #

    Lord, i submit under the authority of your power, and the anointing that destroys the yoke. I thank you for setting me free from, familiar spirits, worrying, controlling spirits, and unforgiveness. In jesus name name. I touch and agree with everyone leaving a comment

  17. Lena Mae March 5, 2015 at 8:51 am #

    I am having emotional issues with letting go of a hurtful past caused by others, in turn the hurt I caused in bad choices, I just want to scream LET IT GO!!! I pray for the healing of this emotional upheaval I am experiencing.

  18. Fern March 5, 2015 at 8:52 am #

    My daughter is in unhealthy marriage. I worry about the consequences for my grandchildren. It has been a 7 month struggle to not have this family consume my thoughts.

  19. Kim March 5, 2015 at 9:18 am #

    I am struggling with being held captive to a relationship with an ex-boyfriend. He is not a christian, and I knew it was wrong to get into it, but i was very lonely after being alone for many years after divorce. In the end, he broke up with me, which you may think is a blessing, but it put me into the pit of depression which I am now just coming out of. I would like prayers that I don’t make decisions about relationships out of loneliness and fear of being alone. Any time he might contact me to see how I am doing, I start again wondering if it coudl work between us. Meanwhile, he is not interested in getting back together anyway, which is a good thing I guess .. but I need to break it off entirely. These types of messages help me to know that God wants to break me free from this captivity.

    • Jenipher March 6, 2015 at 9:34 am #

      I prayer that you let it go because in my years of feeding the loneliness I had to take the break ups as God’s way of saying I have something better for you. I didn’t trust that then but I do now. It’s my prayer for you that you believe God always knows best and when He helps His children it sometimes hurts but you got to really believe that God and His love is enough until He provides who He has for you. You got to know God is enough. I pray that God regulate your mind so that you know something better is coming just trust and know God knows what’s best for us and that He heals your wounds of the past and that He continues to protect and guide you in all areas of your life. In Jesus name. Amen

  20. Eleanor March 5, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    I have issues with my two grown children; my son is in a non-Christian marriage and I don’t see him or his kids hardly at all; my daughter is in a great marriage but is cold toward me at times; she is more close to her husband’s family. I live with my mother and am her caregiver with a full-time job. I have health issues and am very overweight. I need prayer to change my eating habits. It’s difficult to exercise b/c of my health problems, and know I must move myself even if it’s a little at a time. Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to wake up each morning; I know I can start new everyday and I need prayers for strength and stamina. I want to feel good again.

    • Kathy March 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

      Eleanor, I too have an eating disorder and struggle constantly with it. About a year ago I discovered a bible study called Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst. She has an online ministry called Proverbs 31. She too struggles with food. With the help of this book and prayers I have lost 40 pounds and have kept it off. Please check it out. I pray that you will find comfort in God in your circumstances.

    • Sherry November 14, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

      Eleanor, I pray that God would free you from feeling the judgement of others and from the desire for approval. Sometimes those things keep us defeated as we struggle with making changes in our lives. I pray that God will give you the strength and determination to exercise in spite of the struggle that it requires. I also pray that God would free you from eating things you should not be eating and help you as you learn to eat more healthy foods. I pray that he would provide the finances that are required to eat healthy foods. Most of all, I pray that the love he has for you would overwhelm all the unloving things others say to and do around you. I pray that He would help you to show love to your daughter and others even when they do not show love to you. I pray that He would set you free of your weight problem, your poor self image, and all the stigmatisms laid on you by others over the years. He loves you. He died for you. You are His child and He desires that you be free. KEEP YOUR EYES ON HIM as He helps you fight this battle. I am finding this is the key to every struggle. He is our champion in our weakness, for His power is made perfect in our weakness. Praying for you.

  21. Marie March 5, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    Please pray that I will be free from selfishness so that I will tithe consistently and be a cheerful giver. Not to be caught up in the desires of the world ( nice clothes, nice house….where it takes my eye from giving to the Lord according to his requirements

  22. jliesa March 5, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    Please pray for me! Feeling like a slave to lonliness

  23. Jane March 5, 2015 at 9:53 am #

    I struggle with worry about finances and the future. I also need to create more JOY in my life and less anger…

  24. Barb March 5, 2015 at 10:03 am #

    Please pray for my discernment of God’s will as I feel he is asking me to take back or stand for my alcoholic ex husband who was unfaithful and is still living with woman. I know God restores marriages but I already took him back once and he still returned to other woman. Also please pray that I make the right decision for my kids and be the best mom I can be with the little to none support system I have. Thank you.

  25. Lydia March 5, 2015 at 10:07 am #

    Please pray for my family we need a miracle with critical sick grandchildren and marriage break up with my kids.

  26. Donna March 5, 2015 at 10:18 am #

    Sometimes I feel like you live in my closet girlfriend. May God continue His work in my life and expose the areas that need to cleaned up. Take it all Lord. Use me, any part of me that will bring you glory and honor.

  27. Cheri March 5, 2015 at 10:24 am #

    I am praying for all. Please pray for my fear of the future and the addictions that hold my husband in bondage and the way that I let them affect me. Thank you sisters!

  28. Nancy March 5, 2015 at 10:44 am #

    I pray for freedom from a controlling and emotionally abusive ex who has no boundaries and speaks ill about me to my own children. I have been hurt so badly, and I just want freedom. I want to trust and be able to love again.

    • TWJ March 6, 2015 at 8:11 am #

      I too am wrestling with the ties of a relationship that is not healthy so I pray for your the peace and deliverance of you and you family and ask that you will do the same for me TJ.

  29. Stacy Trimble March 5, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    I need free from burdens that I try to carry for my children and my family. Sometimes it weighs me down. I really struggle with self esteem. Never feel good enough. Thanks be blessed ladies

  30. JoAnn March 5, 2015 at 11:06 am #

    I need prayer for my husband and myself. He is struggling to overcome mental illness. I need help to be more loving and compassionate when he is not well. It has been going on for more than forty years and sometimes I am ready to give up.

  31. Katherine Swarts March 5, 2015 at 11:23 am #

    My “hardest to break free” area is a mind/imagination that lives for doses of high adrenalin and won’t quiet down long enough to listen to God, but is good enough at browbeating me for not being able to instantly solve that problem in my own strength. (There is a *lot* of stress, circumstantial and spiritual, in my life right now.) On the “all things work together for good” side, I have developed considerable empathy for everyone who feels “not good enough” or afraid to be what God made her to be.

  32. Christie March 5, 2015 at 11:38 am #

    Please pray for my current marriage. My husband is an alcoholic and I am broken and co-dependent as I tend to blame myself or having feelings of being a failure. He denies he has an issue but tends to push me away. I want freedom to feel like a Child of God and know that God is in full control. The enemy continues to attack daily. Down on my knees!

  33. Linda Weems March 5, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    Please pray for my children and grandchildren that are not saved to be saved,and pray for me to be a better witness for the Lord,Thank you and God Bless! I pray for you also and all your needs.

  34. Jenny March 5, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    I am praying for all of you as well. I am asking for prayer to be free from addiction and that I can learn to accept the Spirit on the inside. I truly believe Jesus is my Lord & Savior, I apparently have my own acceptance as a block. And due to a lot of illness I want to be free from the addiction or fear of addiction of prescriptions. God Bless all

  35. Christie March 5, 2015 at 11:47 am #

    It is truly amazing on the timing that my daily devotions hit my inbox. I needed these words today to allow myself to be set free from the Enemy who is filling my mind and heart full of doubt and fear. My husband is being very distant with me (newly weds still Nov 2013); his children have stopped wanting to come over due to his drinking. He denies he has an issue therefore, he wants to separate to try to win his kids back. As you can see I blame myself and feel the kids don’t care for me. Praying that God will cover me with His Armor and protect me from the enemy’s stronghold. Lord, set me free as well as all of the women who have posted here today. It is sad to see so many of us being held captive but reassuring that we are praying together for each other.

  36. Mayra Washington March 5, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    Hello my lovely sisters, I’m glad to have this opportunity to join with y’all this year GOD has changed my heart I’m very grateful. Sisters I would like a prayer to control my emotions. I get easily annoyed with other people’s negative enegry. I would like it to not bother me. God is good. Sisters have a bless day or evening.

  37. Tracy March 5, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

    I need help from an addictive behavior that is ruining my health. I have prayed to God for strength to fight this addiction.

  38. Yvonne March 5, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

    I struggle with an addiction, though not one that prevents me from being productive – and that may be the problem. I also struggle with loneliness.
    I have many friends, but no one to “do life” with. I want Gods will in my life, but fear His will may be for me to be alone. Thank you for your prayers.

  39. Laurie March 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

    Sharon, you have just the right words and God always brings them at the right time. My struggle is with food and a compulsion to eat. Some day’s I’m fine, but others, well, let’s just say that if there is food near me, it will be consumed. Sweets, chips, crackers … if the bag or box is open, my hand is in it. I know that my emotions and stress plays a key role in this and struggle with how to keep this under control. Thank you for your words of encouragement. I pray a blessing for each of the women responding to your email, that God’s hand picks them up and holds them up. That God wraps each of you in his loving embrace, enabling His strength and love to flow into each of you. Let’s keep looking up at God. Hugs to you all.

  40. Bonnie March 5, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

    My husband just lost his job of over 35 years, and I am battling fear of the future. Prayers appreciated.

  41. Lisa March 5, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

    Break free of depression and anxiety. Break free of comparing myself to my husband’s deceased wife. This one is a huge one! I struggle with this daily!

  42. Barb March 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    Thank you for your words of encouragement and the way God speaks through you Sharon. I have two children 7 1/2 son 2 1/2 daughter. It’s been a rough winter season with lots of illness and my daughter has been bombarded . I have been praying for God to help me give my fear and worry to him and trust that my daughter will be 100% soon. God is so good and I know he will get us through and that everything will be ok.

  43. Kim Blincoe March 5, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

    I love your posts, they speak directly to me. I need prayers for getting out of slavery to food addiction, a guilty conscience, and out of control emotions. The out of control emotions do at times create conflict in my marriage, which is not great. i need prayers for my marriage that it can be turned around and be a marriage like God has intended

  44. Neva March 5, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    The spirit od procrastination has me ina vice grip right.
    Pray for my release and for me too ask for help.

  45. donnette dumpson March 5, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

    Lord thank you for freeing me..from fear of the future..

  46. Carol Mundy March 5, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    Briefly, I have a precious daughter who is in a wrong relationship. My husband needs a full-time job and I am trying to change the way I eat! So many hurting women, some of the stories broke my heart. Will be praying for Kim, listed above and for all the women who are battling something or someone. We all have hurts; God sees our hurts and cares about each of us as His precious daughter! Sharon, love the devotionals, e-mails and helpful subjects which God has used in a mighty way as only He can to heal many wounded warriors!

  47. Rena March 5, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    Please pray that I would be set free from the bondage of greed and always wanting things. I guess I have an addiction to shopping and find that I often focus on “things” rather than my Lord and Saviour. That would be idolatry too, wouldn’t it? May God’s will be done. Thanks for your prayers. I will pray for you all….with love.

  48. Dolores March 5, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

    I have a wounded spirit that needs to be healed, it manifests itself as an out of control emotion. I know it does not please my heavenly Father and my loving husband always has to take the brunt of it. Please pray that I would live Free from this day forward.

  49. Paula Trujillo March 5, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

    Please pray for my mother. She is struggling with drinking addiction. There is an opportunity for her to go to a Christian Counselor. Pray that God opens her heart to get the help and that her heart and whole being be healed!

    I declare victory over this situation and that we will see God´s glory.

    I bless you all. Thanks Sharon for opening this opportunity to pray for each other.

  50. Gayle March 5, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

    I am so in the same place as Rebekah. My heart was in ahhhh when I read your story. I need God to heal the hurts of my heart from relationships that have broken it into pieces. I do have a addition of not wanting to be alone. I am staying in a abusive relationship now because I am afraid to be on my own. Being married is all I have ever known. Please pray for me.

  51. Diane March 5, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

    I struggle with balance in eating and other activities like reading. Pray that I would put God first. Dolores, I am praying for you right now, too! May God heal your wounded spirit and give you a healthy way of relating to your husband! In Jesus’ name!

    • Diane March 5, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

      Praying for you, too, Dolores!

  52. Jackie March 6, 2015 at 12:06 am #

    A Shameful past- I think a lot about my past mistakes I’ve made. I grew up in a trouble negative environment and a lot of mental abuse. Not realizing that would affect I would see life ahead. Three children with different fathers each, leaving them at a young age to do several years in prison. Coming out to a new start only to face a lot of obstacles that at times didn’t know how to handle it. My relationship with my children has been difficult. Every day now has been a journey that I know am not alone but God with me. Please pray for me there has to be more to life than this.

  53. jennie March 6, 2015 at 2:52 am #

    Please pray for my up and coming marriage. Pray that I can meet my husbands needs and I can be a submissive and supportive wife in the way God instructs. That I put away my selfish desires and need to be in control. That I can let go of my guilt and go forward into my marriage with God at the centre.

  54. MaryJo March 6, 2015 at 8:06 am #

    please pray that I would be release from the anxiety that I am feeling over something I have no control over. I know if it is God’s will it will happen. I have messed up so badly in the last few months all because of it.

  55. Rita March 6, 2015 at 8:11 am #

    i have struggled with overeating and the need for approval from others all my life. Recently God has worked in so many ways in my struggling marriage and the aftermath of my husbands mental disorder and affair. Praise him for bringing beauty out of ashes. I still have this stronghold over overeating/ guilt that cripples me. I’m too embarrassed to share with friends. Thank you for your prayers.

  56. esther kwata March 6, 2015 at 8:15 am #

    This is just about me.An addictive behavior

    An out of control emotion
    A fear of the future
    A need for a man
    A desire for approval
    An obsession with a goal
    A co-dependent relationship
    A guilty conscience

  57. Jenipher March 6, 2015 at 9:18 am #

    I still struggle with approval from myself, loneliness and fear of the future. I know my current situation is because of all of the above. I accept and have asked for forgiveness of doubting and not believing the future will be only what God says it will be and that better than my past. I feel so guilty sometimes because I a single mother barely making it and a shame I can’t help my kids who are 18 and 23. Because of my trying to fill my loneliness I have caused some other things to get out of control, financially I struggle which is so embarrassing. I am a woman that has been hurt over and over again. I need healing from abandonment from the first love of a girl, my father I never knew him and after trying to develop a relationship with him, he just didn’t want that with me. That still hurts and for years I have looked for acceptance from men to fill that void. My thoughts now are that I’m content but looking to become better as God plans for me .. It’s no longer of my own power because I have made a mess of the last 15 years. I just need prayer for continual wisdom, strength and courage to endure. And to continue to seek God and His will for me. .

    • Heather March 6, 2015 at 11:32 am #

      Hi Jenifer,

      I wrote my prayer request right below yours and the rule is to pray for the lady who wrote above, so you are my lady! I read over your request a few times and I wish we could meet for coffee. I’ve read other requests and I wish we all could meet for coffee! I don’t know if you’ll read this but my heart feels your pain. You opened your heart in here and I want you to know that right now I am praying hard for you and asking the Lord mostly to overwhelm you with His presence. I pray that you feel the Holy Spirit powerfully in you where you feel peace and joy and mostly, love. I love you and I understand. My dad and I aren’t close either and I think because of that and because I’ve never witnessed or been a part of a healthy relationship, I have a history of dating men 15 plus years my senior. I have been disobedient to God and not patient in prayer. For my New Year’s resolution, that’s what I decided to change. For ONCE in my life, I will be patient in prayer, quiet and calm in waiting expectantly for the Lord, and then I will know His plan for me. Without fail, His will WILL BE DONE and I want it to happen His way and on His timing now. I give up the fight to do it my way. I pray this for you too. I will keep you in my prayers every day this year and wait with you. While we are waiting together, let’s pray together to feel our Dad Jesus’ unconditional love for us. Also, remember to tell yourself how amazing you are because you were created in His image. I love you, Heather

  58. Heather March 6, 2015 at 11:19 am #

    i am almost 35 and I want to be married. I pray for my future husband that he loves God more than me. I am still mourning a broken relationship but am so tired of choosing the wrong man all of the time. It’s exhausting. As a born again Christian, I now understand that none of these men are who God has planned for me. I pray that I can get my heart back and that I can focus on Him and His unconditional love for me. I miss having a boyfriend/partner/best friend but I need to learn how to be alone and focus on my faith in God. Please pray for me.

  59. Almira March 6, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    Please do pray for me that I can let go this loneliness and missingness of my x-bf. It’s been almost 2 years since we broke up, but I do still remember him everyday and would always dream of him, I don’t exactly know what are the meaning of those dreams. I’m not sure of myself too if I still love him or not. I’m asking God to help me about this and pray about this every night. I want to be free from these because it just making me sad, sick and lonely. I need prayer for a continual strength and wisdom. May His will be done in my life. Thank you. God Bless!

  60. Julissa Nieves March 6, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    Im in need of prayer to be set free from sin evil conquers me instead of me conquering evil with good I just cant seem to break free. I would appreciate your prayers.

  61. mary campbell March 6, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

    I am asking God’s will to be done in my marriage. Only God knows.

  62. Caroline March 6, 2015 at 4:38 pm #

    Plz pray for me for all of the above. Thankyou. God Bless you all x

  63. Fran March 6, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

    I’m asking for prayer for family unity. My mother died about 16 months go, and afterwards my family split. I always thought I had a close knit family, but after losing Mom, I realized that it was all centered around our love for her. My younger sister and I have never seen eye to eye, and after Mom died it got much worse. We didn’t have to pretend any longer, and it was as if all we’d held back all those years surfaced. I’m numb inside where she’s concerned, and don’t seem to feel anything right now, other than relief that I don’t have to go through the espicades any longer. I’ve tried over the years to apologize and assure her of my love for her, but it was met with little or no response.

    My prayer is that if it’s God’s will, that he soothes the hurt/pain that I’m feeling from the past, and that she’ll make the next move toward us reconnecting.

    Julissa, I will e agreeing with you in prayer also. God does answer prayer.

  64. Ella March 6, 2015 at 11:18 pm #

    Lustful eyes

  65. Nosipho March 7, 2015 at 12:01 am #

    I need to completely break free from a bad relationship.

  66. Ashy March 7, 2015 at 10:40 am #

    A shameful past and guilty conscience, products of dating a married man years ago and lying to a loved one about it.

  67. winnie March 9, 2015 at 3:52 am #

    im in need of prayers to be free of a lot of things.

  68. gem March 9, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    Please pray for me that I may have a clear mind and would get over anxieties. I am also in need of prayers for peace of mind. I trust in the Lord and have the faith everything will come to pass so I can do my purpose and be able to serve Him, my family and the community.

  69. Nicole March 10, 2015 at 6:41 am #

    Please pray for me concern fear of failure and approval of others. Don’t feel good enough

  70. Karen March 10, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    I am again facing the decision whether to allow my husband to move back home. I’m seeing a christian counselor and reading the book the Emotionally Destructive Marriage but I’m so afraid I will take him back and have it happen all over again. I need wisdom to know how to handle this and strength to do what needs to be done or not done.

  71. Liz March 16, 2015 at 11:20 am #

    Need prayers for strength and change. In a lonely marriage that has lasted 46 years…sad but true. Deep faith has helped me through…but aging, cancer and no support make life challenging!

  72. Patricia March 18, 2015 at 2:34 am #

    A desire for approval. I also battle depression and I’m a single mom of a 12 year old boy. Thank you for your wisdom and prayers. God Bless you!

  73. Betty March 22, 2015 at 7:28 am #

    I need prayers. I know god knows my issues. I want people to care and get hurt when they dont

  74. Maryann Ramos March 23, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    Hi Sharon, I am in need of prayer. I have been in a abusive relationship and I want to get out of it. I seem to can’t; I always keep taking him back.

    Thank You
    Maryann

  75. jERRIE March 23, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

    I would love to find a beautiful guy to share my life with. I saw how happy my mom and dad were and I would cherish to be loved like my father loved my mother. It’s depressing to see life going by without a christian helpmate.Thank you for your prayers.I will pray for each one of you that you be given the desire of your heart. God Bless.

    • Jodi Gregor April 9, 2015 at 5:17 am #

      I am praying for you Jerri. Please pray for me. Thank you!

  76. Jodi Gregor April 9, 2015 at 5:02 am #

    I prayed that God would give me a word or sign to help me break free of several chains that have me bound. This is my sign. I am paralyzed due to everything that is going on. I moved a man in for a second time that is physically & emotionally abusive at times & is seeing other woman. He manipulates my every move. I want him gone! My son is struggling he’s never liked please help pray for him to go! Also, I am an addict. PRAY!

  77. Jodi Gregor April 9, 2015 at 5:15 am #

    I asked God to send me a word or sign to help me through my paralyzingly state of mind. Thank you father Sharon’s message is everything I am going through. I moved the wrong man back in for a second time. He manipulates me, he is physically & emotionally abusive & is talking to his X everyday. Please pray for him to leave please!!! Also, I am an addict & need so badly to break free from my addiction. Thank you sisters for lifting me & my son in prayer! God Bless!!

  78. vinnie April 12, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

    I am praying for you. I too have been in your shoes. I now have a lung disease due to my addiction to cigarettes. My father was a drug addict and my mother was an alcoholic. Just know that no matter where you are in your life, Jesus is holding your hand through it all. You are never alone. He promised us that, and he does not lie. So you know it’s true. Hold on tight to his hand and try to take one tiny step to do something to change your situation. May God bless you.

    • Cathy April 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

      I think the enemy has blocked out half of my screen so prayerfully I’m in the right area and you will be able to read what I say. So Vinnie, I am praying that God will heal your lungs. I am supposed to pray for lady above me but yours really isn’t a prayer request as much as you talking to one above you. But you mention your lung disease and having parents who had addictions. so I’m asking Jesus to hold you in His arms and just show you His unconditional love. I pray His Will be done in your life! God Bless.

  79. Cathy April 13, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

    I have 2 prayer requests…I’ve been a Christian for 39 years but the enemy constantly tells me I’m not really saved or the Holy Spirit is not in me because I sin too much and too often. I know he is lying but yet I tend to think he’s right. What if the rapture happens and I’m left behind? I think of the verse where Jesus says “away from me you evil doer. I never knew you”. 2nd I’ve had chronic physical pain for 27 years and I keep praying and believing God will ease my pain but it’s just getting worse. And I feel so defeated…if God really loved me He’d heal me…more words from the enemy. Thank you.

    • Alice April 18, 2015 at 10:25 pm #

      Hi Cathy, I’m praying healing of your mind and restoration of body. The devil is a LIAR! , I bind and rebuke his sneaky ways, you are the child of the most high God, you are the head and not the tail, you are the light in this dark and dying world. DO NOT let the enemy TRY to let you believe anything else. You my friend stand on the word of God. You stand on His promises. Holy Spirit I ask you to guard Cathy’s heart, her mind, her words, and her actions, because what is on our hearts is on our mind, and what’s on our mind is in our word (mouth) and what’s in our word is in our actions. Amen! Be assured that you are in my prayers. May God bless you! Xx

  80. Alice April 18, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

    I am requesting prayer for myself, I am in desperate NEED of a job. I’ve been applying everywhere, even to jobs that I have the experience in. I am a Christian women I know God has a special job for me,I’ve been seeking Him for direction but it seems I’m hitting a wall. I know I don’t walk alone but lately it sure seems like it. I hate to say this but sometimes I feel defeated.

  81. Alice April 30, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

    You are not alone Alice. Take heart and remember that God is with you always even to the end of the world and we are to support and encourage one another. Not having a job is worrisome indeed and I’ve realized by joining Girlfriends in God that we all need prayer for we are all undergoing nothing uncommon to man so I pray Heavenly Father that Your Words wash over Alice and that the Holy Spirit fill Alice up with confidence and take away her feelings of loneliness and defeat as it is written “Do not worry about your life. Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life” – Matthew 6:25-27 and “Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent” – John 6:29.” Trust in God with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will keep your paths straight. I pray you find a job soon Alice and will keep you in my prayers. Amen

  82. Sharon May 27, 2015 at 12:34 am #

    I stand in need of prayer for the need to have a man to love me. I know GOD loves me. Every relationship with a male excluding God my heavenly father and my earthly father (who paased away when I was eighteen)has been a catastrophy my oldest brother sexually abused me when I was a young child for several years, my other brothers either disown me are talk down on me..Im the only girl; middle child of five children..My mother always let it be known that her boys where her heart and well I was just a child of hers.please pray for me to be delivered from my past amd the need to have a man in my life..Thank You..n God bless!!!#

  83. Lois June 11, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    My brother-in-law has a bad heart valve and after having three replacements has decided not to have a fourth. However the valve is leaking so he is living with a time bomb. He is very afraid of dying and carries a great hatred for his sister because of what happened with the dividing up when their parents died. I feel led to go talk to him today about Jesus and praying for peace and forgiveness. I got up early and underlined verses in a little testament and have been praying for guidance for what to say and how much to say and when to say it. I feel a little unsure but know that Jesus will be with me. Please pray for an open heart and furtile ground for the planting of the seeds.

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