Struggling Together in Prayer

Sharon JaynesFriendship, Prayer, Praying for Your Child 244 Comments

One night I was in the restroom touching up my makeup before speaking to several hundred women. I was having one of those moments when I looked in the mirror and thoughts began to swirl in my mind. What am I doing here? What do I possibly have to say to these women that could make any difference in their lives? I am not capable of walking up to that podium tonight.

While I was mulling over the lies and the fiery darts Satan was shooting into my flimsy armor, my cell phone rang.

“Hi Sharon. This is Mary. Where are you?”

“Actually, I’m standing in the restroom at a speaking engagement getting ready to walk out on the stage. I forgot to turn off my cell phone!”

“I want you to know,” Mary continued, “God interrupted me while I was cooking dinner and told me to pray for you. Not only that, He told me to call you…now.”

I was imagining Mary standing in her kitchen with spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove and stopping mid-stir. There might have been a little conversation with God that went something like this:

God: Call Sharon and pray for her.

Mary: Could you just wait a minute God? The sauce is almost done. 

God: Call Sharon and pray for her.

Mary: OK, OK, I’ll do it now.

There was great power in Mary’s instant obedience. If she had waited, I would not have known that she was praying. Not only did God prompt her to pray at that moment, He wanted her to tell me that she was doing so. Why? God knew that there was power in her prayer, and He wanted me to know that I was not going into battle alone. He had called Mary to “struggle with me,” to “strive together in battle,” to lock arms with me and march into victory.

I am so glad that God gave us godly friends who will struggle with us in prayer.

Paul wrote: “Dear brothers and sisters, I urge you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to join in my struggle by praying to God for me” (Romans 15:30 NLT).

The New Testament was originally written in Greek and sometimes looking at the original definitions of the words can give us great insight. The Greek word Paul uses for struggle in Romans 15:30 is sunagonizomai, which means “to struggle in company of, i.e., to be a partner (assistant), strive together with.”

The root word means “to endeavor to accomplish something: fight, labor fervently, strive,” for example, to compete for a prize or to contend with an adversary.

Prayer for another person is not simply a nice platitude or a pat on the back. I’ll be honest, when I’m having a difficult time and someone says, “I’m thinking about you” or “I’m sending positive thoughts your way,” I don’t feel encouraged. I don’t need happy thoughts sent my way. I need prayer sent God’s way!

When we tell someone that we will pray for them we are agreeing to put on the armor and head to the front lines of battle on their behalf. We are locking our shields and making our appeals with other warriors on someone else’s behalf.

Many ancient shields had brackets attached to the sides. These brackets were a type of latch that soldiers used to lock shields during battle. When the shields were locked together, the soldiers moved as one force, forming a barricade against the enemy.

Alone, the shield was a small defense. Together they formed a human wall. Do you see the significance? When we lock arms in prayer with others, we are locking our shields together and forming a powerfully strong fortress of defense.

Through prayer, the enemy’s plans are intercepted; the principalities and authorities are defeated. Through prayer, the power and provision of God flow into the lives of His people.

Who is God calling you to pray for today?

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us girlfriends in God to pray for us and with us. Thank you that you called women to join together as mighty prayer warriors with shields linked together, marching into battle as one unified force. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

How can I pray for you today? Leave a brief prayer need and let’s pray for each other. Remember, we don’t need to leave a lot of detail. God knows the whole story.


Never has there been a more important time in history to pray for our children! If you’re a Mom, Grandma, Aunt, or anyone who has a child near and dear to her heart, then this book is for you. Praying for Your Child from Head to Toe: A 30-Day Guide to Powerful and Effective Scripture-Based Prayer, covers 16 areas of a child’s life. From the mind and the thoughts they think, the back and their spiritual and physical protection, all the way down to their feet and the path they take. This is a resource you’ll use time and time again.



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    1. God we lift up Emma’s daughter before the throne , we leave her at your cross Jesus and believe you will go before her and deliver her. I may never meet this woman but you know and see her right where she is at and in the name of Jesus we claim her free. We thank you that today is the day of deliverance and salvation. We know things are moving and shifting and breaking in the spiritual realm and we stand in agreement that as for Emma and her daughter , they will serve you(Joshua 24:15) Thank you for her daughter and her life . We claim her to overcome by the power of the Blood and the word of her testimony. No weapon formed against her will prosper and the tongue of the accusers will be silenced. Guard Emma’s heart from the attacks of Satan to despair and not trust in you. Strengthen her to know as she already does that you will save her daughter. Keep praying God says .
      in Jesus name Amen
      Don’t give up Emma, God is fighting for you pushing back the darkness on your daughters behalf. Keep believing and praying 🙏

      1. Pray for my mind. Pray for God to,deliver my children from the lies of the devil. For them to see and accept that it is Jesus and Jesus alone as Saviour ,Master,Lord and soon coming King. Thank you

    2. I have you covered Emma. My husband struggles also, so please pray for him also. May God speak to thier hearts and may God strengthen ours! In Jesus name!

    3. 🙏🏼✝️🔥
      Contend, O LORD, with those (addiction, trauma, hurts, betrayals, losses, …) who contend with {your daughter}; fight against those who fight against {her}. Take up shield and buckler; arise and come to {her} aid.
      Psalm 35: 1-2

    4. I life your daughter up to the Lord. May she feel His mighty strength around her. May she put on the mighty armor of God to protect her and give her complete deliverance.

    5. I’m a foster care social worker. I’m asking for prayer for parents struggling with addiction, family dynamics, housing shortages, generational issues. I’m asking for prayer for the many many children who are suffering the loss of being put second. I’m asking prayer for myself to keep strong, have wisdom, and to be the light for the parents & kids I work with.
      I also pray personally for my father after 7 years of remission from non Hopkins lymphoma it has returned. I pray for quick remission. I pray for my friend Brandon and his family as he is now in his 3rd year of battling cancer. God please heal him. I pray for my uncle that he too would be cancer free.
      Lastly I pray that grief and all the feelings that come with that to be lifted off my son.

    6. Loving Father, You the circumstances of Emma’s daughter and her strugowithb alcohol, in Your mercy deliver her from the enemy’s clutch and restore her to wholeness in Jesus’ name, Amen

    7. I’m right there with you Emma. My son is 45 and he has battled alcohol addiction since high school. Let’s join together in prayer!

    1. My husband is struggling with anxiety and an inability to sleep. He also has multiple medical issues that are making this situation worse. Please pray for me to have the strength and patience to help him through this time.

      1. UNTO YOU do I cry, O Lord my Rock, be not deaf and silent to me, lest, if You be silent to me, I become like those going down to the pit [the grave]. Hear the voice of my supplication as I cry to You for help, as I lift up my hands toward Your innermost sanctuary (the Holy of Holies).
        Psalm 28:1‭-‬2 AMPC

        Can I just tell you he hears you Marcia, please be reminded today YOUR GOD HEARS YOU! DO NOT let the enemy snatch that truth out of your hands. God’s got your husband , just trust him and on the days you feel you can’t run to prayer and and give it all to Jesus all over again
        God bless you and your husband , and his health tremendously in Jesus Name

      2. pls pray for my husband that he will always be convicted within his heart the passion,commitment to share the Words of God and pray together with my kids

      3. Praying for your husband that the Lord’s peace will settle on his soul, granting him the deep assurance of the Lord’s love and tender mercies in his life.

    2. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
      Romans 8:28 NIV
      Thank you Jesus that you will workout all things for Barbara’s granddaughter Simone Renee. You have strategically placed her where she is for a time as this and you will take what the enemy has meant for evil and turn it into good. This we declare in Jesus name.
      Jesus loves you Simone Rene , this we speak over you
      Don’t give up Mrs.Barabara your prayers move mountains on the kingdom of darkness on your grandbaby’s behalf 🙏☝️

    1. So I beg you, brothers and sisters, because of the great mercy God has shown us, offer your lives as a living sacrifice to him—an offering that is only for God and pleasing to him. Considering what he has done, it is only right that you should worship him in this way. Don’t change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but let God change you inside with a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to understand and accept what God wants for you. You will be able to know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.
      Romans 12:1‭-‬2 ERV

      Focus on the all it but what is God saying to you about the part of ” let God change you inside with a new way of thinking ” I understand the mind battles all too well but God is on your side. He is not mad at you because you struggle , keep pressing on and into him. He loves you Raven. Press on into the word and you’ll find his new way of thinking he’s got for you.
      God bless you my sister

    2. I am praying to God for you for him to break the bandages of these past hurts and help you let go of the past and to see what you need in the present to learn and be refined so that you are ready to move into your future. You are anointed, blessed, empowered, and equipped in His power and His holy name. God bless you my sister in Christ!

    3. Raven, I know full what you are dealing with right now. I have lived the same things for many, many years. I consider it an honor to pray for you and ask God to heal the hurts and to erase the ugliness of the pain. May you find peace in knowing that you are not alone.

    4. Asking the Lord to supply you with every needed thing as you wait/trust in Him. Preach truth to your heart!
      You are valuable and loved because Jesus says so.

  1. Thank you for your word of encouragement in this blog. I am submitting a prayer request that God move my heart to do the right things by others in my life – friend and enemies, strangers and family alike. I pray also for a financial increase to be able to be a blessing to those in need – especially those I felt justified in turning my back on due to their actions. It’s still my responsibility to show love and be of help in trying times to anyone in need. We are all God’s children. Jesus died for us all. Please pray God will always remind me of this when pride tries to take a front seat in my life. Thank you for your prayers. May God bless you and keep you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

  2. Please pray for my son – he’s finishing up His masters degree in a city away from family and friend – and is weary….. upcoming job prospects, friends have moved away, church he attended has split…thank you!

    1. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
      Jeremiah 29:11‭-‬13 NIV

      Thank you Lord that you weave your very self into Paige’s son’s life and himself to work all things out for the good. Your plans for her son are good! Amen

    1. Deborah,
      I am lifting your prayer requests to God right now. My prayer is exactly the same. I believe the LORD will answer us both. He is Faithful ad more than able to do it.
      Be encouraged dear sister.

      Psalm 27:14
      Wait for and confidently expect the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.

    1. Thank you Lord that Paulette’s church will trust in you with all their hearts regarding this autumn fest, that in all their ways they will acknowledge you with this and you will make their path straight bringing glory to you and leading their community to you. Thank you for her heart that is centered on you and bringing people to you
      Bless her Lord with the creativity and prayer strategy to pray for the saints as the enter this autumn fest planning season
      In Jesus name Amen

  3. Pray for my adult children. Their relationships are strained and rebuilding isnot a priority for any of gem at this point. It breaks my heart.

    1. Hi Trish,

      Unfortunately, I know your pain all too well. I too hurt by the strained relationship between my adult children. I join you in praying for all of them knowing that the Lord loves them even more than we do, may He intercede and bring healing to those relationships and to our hurting hearts.

  4. I hope this is okay but i’m not saying any post from mary sutherland, Just checking if she’s okay I missed the girlfriend’s message every morning.
    I always enjoyed everything that you three posted,
    Please let me know about mary. Praying for all of you thank you for the message this morning

  5. Please pray for healing on my family’s relationship; my youngest son has been harboring ill feelings against me since I got married year after his father died. Please pray that he will forgive me and our strong bond of mother – son relationship will be restored for God’s glory. Thank you!

  6. I keep thinking of thoughts about myself that I have failed to teach my daughter to be saved by Christ. We go to church every Sunday but nothing is taken hold on her that Jesus loves her!

  7. Please pray for my grandson who has finished college and is interviewing for jobs related to computer science and statistics. Please pray for my healing if a fractured hip socket due to a fall. Sandra

  8. Please pray that we will be approved for a home loan and find a good, affordable house quickly. We’re moving in faith to a new place of ministry.

    1. Prayers for the Way-Maker Himself to move in your marriage – to heal hurts, to renew hearts and to re-mind you and your husband. Prayers too for a “spacious/broad place” in your life to be loved up on by Abba. He is a good good Father!

      1. Please pray for my son, A. who needs to reconnect with God: in need of special spiritual and physical healing through God’s loving-kindness and grace. He is in need of a kidney transplant and is presently undergoing dialysis, after being in hospital. In Jesus Jesus Holy Name I pray for his complete recovery. Amen.

        1. Pierina,
          May the Lord beginning healing your son’s kidneys right now in the mighty name of Jesus, and the doctor would have continued wisdom on the best treatment available! May your son also be drawn back into to the Lord’s loving, healing arms!
          May you press into the Lord and boldly go before the throne of grace, knowing His love for you and that He works all things out for His good purpose in your life!
          God bless you ❤️

  9. Our Dr’s wife, Nancy, had uterine cancer 7 years ago. It seems to have come back. She is getting a liver biopsy this week,. So she needs to lock arms with all of you women. Thank you Lord!+
    And thank you Ladies for your time.

  10. Prayer for making decisions, prayer for finances. God knows. I’ve been praying. Maybe I need prayer to see and hear what He’s already said. Thank you.

  11. Thank you for this word! I am so thankful for the women who GOD has placed in my life to not only be my friends, but to be my prayer partners and warriors.

    I ask that you pray for my continued strength to grow into GOD has called me to be, leaning not on my own understanding, but focusing on HIS divine plan.

  12. Please pray for reconciliation, restoration and healing between Tom and I. For his Salvation and for Layne’s Salvation. For Breakthrough today!
    Phil Wickham’s Song, The Battle Belongs- I see the battle, You see the victory, I see the mountain, You see the mountain moved. I fight this battle on my knees with my hands lifted high, the battle belongs to You!
    With Jesus, Nothing is Impossible!

  13. Thanks for this reminder..please lift us in prayer. My husband is not a believer and we are having a crisis in our finances because of our business struggling. I need to pray for the strength to ask him to pray with me over this.

  14. Good morning Sharon thank you for this devotion today, I pray for you and your family! May the Lord continue to surround you with his strength and protection and anointing, as you continue to minister the word of God traveling to many places around the world! In Jesus name I pray! Amen!!✨

    ( My prayer request is for restoration of my family)

  15. Please pray for my twin daughters Deanna and Danielle, they need to rededicate their lives to the Lord. Thank you. God’s blessings to you

  16. Please pray for me and my husband. We are trying to buy our forever home and we have had our struggles through the years, emotionally and financially. We just celebrated 25 years, know that we can make 25 more and we just wanted to settled in a place we can finally make a home.

  17. Please pray for my son in law John to get another job so he will be home with our daughter and not have to travel anymore. So hard on them being apart. Thank you

  18. I have two big follow up appointments this week: Please pray that the bone graft in my mouth was successful & the ultrasound will clear the abnormalities found on my mammogram. Additionally, please pray that my retirement date is based on Gods plan; not mine. Thank you.

  19. I have two big follow up appointments this week: Please pray that the bone graft in my mouth was successful & the ultrasound will clear the abnormalities found on the mammogram. Thank you.

  20. Please, pray the enemy would stop his attack, and I would continue to move forward in my study of God’s word no matter what comes. That finances would fall into place, and worry would nd be apart of our thoughts, but prayers would be offered continually. That we would rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

  21. I pray for christain friends sent to my children, husband and self.
    After severe abuse in the past, mental struggles try to destroy but we have a Good, Good Father whom we need to feel His love and hear His discernement. He is in control

  22. Please pray for my son as he prepares to be deployed to Japan for the next two years with the Navy. Pray that his house will rent easily and that things will be smooth in transition. Pray for his safety and that I will have peace with him being so far away. Please pray that he will be able to make friends and bonds with his fellow sailors and that this will be a time of spiritual growth for him.

  23. Hey good morning first ThankYou for all the uplifting devotions Jesus knew I needed to read this today all glory to Him! And I would ask for prayer in ways I do not know I appreciate it so much! ThankYou and you all have a blessed joyfilled day in Jesus name amen!🌷🌷🎁

  24. My children are both struggling spiritually and physically with chronic illness and hopelessness. Thank you for praying for them.

  25. Good morning. Timely devotional. Pray that I will not worry & stress over things not in my control but to live in the moment. Stress & worry are causing my blood pressure to go up.

  26. Please women warriors, please pray for me and my marriage, my husband committed adultery, we have 3 Daughters who are very bitter and angry (2 grown 1 only 16) they’re not talking to him. He’s out of the home, 25 yes of marriage, he’s a minister who strayed from God. We want Reconciliation, but keep having issues. BUT GOD! I know all things are possible with him. Thank you! The Bowers Family

  27. Please pray for my sister, Karen. She is waiting to have a biopsy on a “spot” on her lung that looks unusual. Of course, we’re all scared that it’s cancer. It is my prayer that if it is, it’s being caught early! Thank you.

  28. My husband’s health.
    My daughter to come back to the Lord.
    For my daughter to teach my granddaughter’s about Jesus.
    For my Jewish son-in-law to come to know Jesus.
    For my son-in-law’s parents to come to know Jesus.

  29. Please pray for my son, Matt, 47 years old. Right now is in rehab… On going addiction to alcohol since high school…. In and out of relationships.
    Lies and complete loss of control…. Loss of jobs.

  30. Pray that my claim is approved!!
    It was closed and then reopened!
    Glory to God, our shield and lifter of our head and who answers prayers.

  31. The power of prayer— could you please pray for my husband Julian who has Alzheimers disease. He used to read his bible for hours now he no longer reads, so I read to him. It’s very sad to see someone you love deteriorate a little every day. But, God is good and he gives me the strength and patience to look after him —-Praise God—-

  32. Please pray for my finances. My son is addicted to gambling & he has but quite the financial burden on me. My son & granddaughter luve with me. I would appreciate your prayers.

  33. Sharon,
    Does “praying for your child head to toe” book just apply to for praying for young children or does it also relate to adult children as well? My son is 42 and my step children are in their 50’s.
    I was thinking of purchasing. If it applies to only young children, dou you have one for prayers for adult children?
    Thank you.

  34. Please pray for my family, the children and grandchildren going back to school. Please pray for my husband, he is losing his sight and not taking care of his health. Please pray for my business and guide me to get it back on track.

  35. Hello please can you pray for my mind I feel so confused all the time especially when reading the Bible I just want to get it right and think and do only the right things.
    Thank you

  36. My husband and I are seeking the Lords will in a specific life decision. It will involve a large amount of change. We have received many confirmations but there is a specific area we need clear confirmation that this is His will. Thank you so much 🙏♥️

  37. Please pray for my nephew Alex h’s a strong Christian, but now he’s fighting for his life 12 Daiya in ICU in a comatose state after cardiac arrest not responding to touch, breathing on his own, Drs will be taking all tubes out, but if he can’t breath without them, he wants the family to make a decision, suspects brain damage, but not sure. Please we desperately need prayers.
    Thank you.

  38. Pray for my youngest grandson who has been dealing with hives and will undergo allergy testing tomorrow afternoon. Pray for answers and calmness in his little 4- year old heart.♥️🙏🏻

  39. Please pray for my back. I have been diagnosed with sever osteoporosis. Pray for my bones to become dense and strong.
    Thank you, Bless you.

  40. Please pray with me for my friend Amanda Deschaine. She’s at Mayo hospital again, five surgeries in, battling a bizarre medical condition.

  41. Please pray for our granddaughter Keri Klinkoski, she is on the wrong path, involved in drugs and doesn’t want to work or be responsible. It’s as if she has lost any resemblance of true reality. She is smart, young and beautiful and I know God can fix this.

  42. I was so blessed to follow your guide to Pray For My Husband From Head to Toe. It made me feel a deeper connection to my husband and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Thank you for your devotions and your book.

  43. Please pray for relief from loss and sorrow, anxiety, and worry. Pray also for hope and trust that Jesus will help me/us.

  44. Please pray for me. I have a speaking engagement on Friday and the the “lies and fiery darts of Satan” that you write about are coming and full force. I spent a mostly sleepless night mulling them over. I’m desperate for prayer and peace. Thank you.

  45. Please pray for both my daughter and daughter in law that they could get pregnant. They are both having difficulty. I pray they could get pregnant naturally without IVF.

  46. Please pray for my son Jordan and his drinking. Pray for continued healing in his left ankle that he broke and had to have surgery on. Pray he returns ti Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Pray for my son Jeremiah to be healed from addictions.

  47. Please pray that I do not lose my job. The company overall is doing well but people are being let go. I am in my 60’s so finding another good job may prove to be difficult. Thank you so much.

  48. Doctors are trying to decide if my granddaughter has a kidney stone or interstitial cystitis. She has been in a lot of pain with constant burning in her bladder. Her name is Madison

    1. Hello I came across your prayer request and I wanted to share with you the Dr who healed my mom of interstitial cystitis. My mom went through years and years of pain and suffering until this particular doctor treated her. He actually came up with his own formula that is put into the bladder – It was only his formulation that cured my mom. She had been to several other urologists before him and nothing they did helped. Maybe your urologist can contact him for his formulation?
      Lord Bless you and lead you.

      George Vrabec- Westgate Medical Center. 105-2051 McCallum Rd Abbotsford BC Canada
      604 851 5668

  49. Pray for my daughter Aimée. She has doubts about God hearing her prayers. (Oh mom you pray he hears your prayers.)She has many questions about her life because of adoption and her health. We are so very close but when I tell her what scripture says. She will say Mom you just don’t understand. Then I went and bought a book on how mothers feel when their baby is taken away and the baby separation. She said mom and dad I love you both. The hold thing is she doesn’t believe God hears her prayers about her job her health please pray for her that she will know God in a real way. Not just head knowledge,But with her heart. Or send someone that may be helpful to her. Thank you.

    1. Tammy
      I was a caregiver to my mom with Alzheimer’s for 8 yrs.
      The Alzheimer’s Association has many wonderful programs and help to assist caregivers.
      Give them a call. It was a lifeline for me and my family.

      God Bless you!
      I am praying for you!
      Debbie L.

  50. Would you please pray for me, Over the past year three of my closest family members passed away unexpectedly. My mom, my dad, and my brother. Out of the six of us there are four in heaven, so thankful for their knowing Jesus! It is hard though, I miss them all very much especially my mom as she and I were best buddies. Thank you so much, God bless!

  51. Why can’t you accept that someone that is sending good or positive thoughts your way is doing just that…they’ve thought about you. Some people like me just don’t won’t to be viewed as churchy….they had experiences which personally leave them confused and hopeless such as prayer meetings and services which quite frankly left them feeling like it was just some accepted time allotted to do nothing more than air other people’s personal business in the name of prayer…gossipy, judgemental like thank you God that Im here praying for this person, that I’m better than them.

  52. Pray for me that I will resume my special time with God. I’ve been busy working for Him, yet not spending time worshipping with Him.

  53. I lift up prayers for my oldest granddaughter, Emma 23 years of age! Open her eyes to reality please have God become real to her. May her guardian angel protect her and shield her . She’s seeking God in all the wrong places and people . I asked that the father of lies Satan, be driven away from her along with all his minions !
    Please bring Christian friends into her life and allow Christ work through them to her. Amen.

  54. I lift up prayers for my oldest granddaughter, Emma 23 years of age! Open her eyes to reality please have God become real to her. May her guardian angel protect her and shield her . She’s seeking God in all the wrong places and people . I asked that the father of lies Satan, be driven away from her along with all his minions !
    Please bring Christian friends into her life and allow Christ work through them to her. Amen.

  55. Pray for my children please. I got uninvited to my sons wedding because he can’t forgive things in his past. My whole family is divided against each other. However, I know God can fix all things amen

  56. I need prayer on how to handle a difficult family matter. I’m at a loss for what to do with my mom. I’ve asked God to show me what I should do. I know He will answer. Maybe I’m just being impatient or maybe the answer is in front of me already…

  57. Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! I’m standing in the need of prayer. I’ve been diagnosed with several medical conditions. Lupus, fibromyalgia, bronchitis, asthma just to name a few. I’ve also lost my mom 6 months ago due to Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer which now I have been diagnosed with the Genetic Trait. I’ve been battling with my disability for several years and at this time I’m on Temporary Short Term Disability due to an injury at work. Please Pray for me.

    1. Latilda,
      I pray that you feel the presence of the Lord in your life. May he heal you and bless you with good health, strength, and love. The Lord is with you.

  58. Thank you.
    My prayer is for restoration of my family. My son left 3 months ago to indulge his addiction and we are helping to raise our 5 year old grandson who just started kindergarten. I please pray for financial provision as I have been out of work 1 yr.

  59. I appreciate these daily devotions. I moved years ago to a community where there are no options for Bible-preaching churches locally or women’s Bible study, The pandemic was great as this allowed us to continue to worship with our church back home however it did not help in getting established here. We have the youngest of our 4 sons who is 24 with Asperger’s and lives with us (also, minimal services) who has been attending a church an hour away. It is a long drive allowing 2 hours just for travel time. I am also a Covid-long hauler and struggle daily with my health and I won’t even go there with how far I have to travel and the number of doctors I travel to for care. Live just feels SO overwhelming right now. I need prayer and direction.

    My son started a job today and I am praying that he can be successful. He has no self-confidence. He has a terrible eating disorder and needs a boost. Praying he will find his way. Life is a hard journey right now and I know that Jesus is walking right alongside of me. My husband and I need a church, some good Christian friends and a small group to be involved with.

  60. Prayers for my son would be greatly appreciated. After a 3 year relationship, which led to a recent engagement, his fiance` decided this wasn’t what she wanted.

  61. Prayers for my daughter going through a divorce. God knows the specifics but my Mom heart is aching for her. Prayers for me also. Thank you 🩷

  62. Please pray for my son and daughter . My son is addicted to drugs and my daughter does not speak to us. Please pray for reconciliation.

  63. Prayers are powerful. Praying for family relationships, the physical and emotional health of my son and granddaughter. Prayers for my son and family as there was a bad kitchen fire in their home.
    God bless all of you!

  64. I’m struggling with relationships, both at work and socially. I don’t feel like I fit anywhere and wonder if this is where I’m supposed to be. I enjoy my job but want more than just going to work.

    Please pray for God’s wisdom, discernment, guidance and comfort.

  65. A man very dear to my heart has been struggling for the past year with waiting on an answer of what to do in his situation. Prayers that he has an awakening that he has no doubt what he is to do. That he can be free of the arrows of fear, guilt and lies being shot at him.

  66. Please pray for me, I’m suffering through post partum depression/anxiety. This is my first child, a blessing and miracle from God and I want to be healed from this PPD/A so I can be the best mom to my son and the best wife to my husband.

    Thank you my sisters in Christ.

    1. Cindi, I also suffered with post partum depression over 30 years ago after the birth of both of my sons. What I can recommend is to please see your doctor and get a complete physical with blood work drawn. Especially have your thyroid checked and your blood sugar level checked.
      If your doctor doesn’t take your depression seriously then find another doctor who will listen because post partum depression is very real.
      Know in your heart that you are doing the best job you can with the knowledge that you have at this very moment in taking care of your newborn. Also don’t be afraid to ask for help. All parents were new parents at one time in their lives and can totally relate.
      I am praying for you and your husband also since I’m sure he is overwhelmed too, that you both will get the healing, help and assistance you need to be delivered from this depression. Praying for God’s healing Holy Spirit to lift you both up and give you strength! Amen.

  67. Please pray for my adult daughter who is struggling with severe mental health issues and appears to be walking away from her faith. Thank you.

  68. Please pray for me. As so many others, do not have a relationship with my son and his family. I had a talk with him a couple of weeks ago but it went nowhere.
    Love you all and God loves you ✝️🙏❤️

  69. Please pray for my daughter. She has suffered with medical problems for many years. She is liviing with my husband and I. We feel overwhelmed and not healthy or strong enough to continue doing all that we are doing. Her struggles and running from one specialist after another with no improvement have left us fatigued and feeling hopeless. She needs prayers.

  70. Please pray for God to remove a certain woman from Danny’s life and for him to see the enemy’s hand and for healing for his wife and children.

  71. Please pray for my daughter. She is pregnant and afraid to tell her father. Please give her the strength to be honest with him and help him not to be judgemental or angry. Please help him be supportive. Please bless her and this new life.

  72. Please pray for my father as well as my family. Dad has many health issues, one of which is dementia. We are Dad’s caregivers and are dealing with the challenge of being the parent to our parent.

  73. Thank you for your prayers.

    Praying for my son and his senior year at college and in rotc army— and prayers where he will be assigned after college. (and prayers for him to soften his heart daily to god and to stick close to god.) God bless you and thank you 😊

  74. Please pray for myself, my husband and daughter. There is a big battle going on and I feel like I am loosing the fight. Thanks!!

  75. Sister Sharon your email came at a perfect time for me. Thank you for being transparent for you and your friend praying for you and calling you that was a beautiful story of how God cares for His children and each of us are the body of Christ to serve each other. Please pray that I stay on fire for the Lord serving Him where He puts me living out His plan. Pray that my husband and my son become truly born again saved by the Lord serving God and tithing along with me in church. In Jesus name Amen. Thank you God bless you.

  76. Please pray for my granddaughter, Lily. Toward the end of the school year last year, she was being threatened by a boy in her class who was her friend. He wanted the relationship to go further but she did not. The threats were horrible and graphic and put a fear in her that I did not think was possible. Police were contacted and the boys parents contacted. (He was moved to another school, not in the area).

    As a result of this experience, she has told her parents that she has a girlfriend. They struggle with this, as do I. She will soon be 17, and to an extent, still rebellious toward her parents. They are being careful not to be judgmental or push her away. I am concerned by the decisions she is making right now that will affect the rest of her life.

    Please pray for Lily, her mind and heart, and that God bring other Christians teens into her life. Also pray for our family and that God will give us the right words to say to her so she knows she is loved.

  77. Pastors wife Struggling with anxiety lots of unanswered prayers . Thank
    You for you allowing God to use you as He does . Always enjoy the devotions . So anointed

  78. I found out yesterday that my husband of almost 30 years has given Satan a stronghold in our marriage and home through pornorgraphy. I am shocked and devastated and angry and in disbelief. I had no idea. I hate secrets and this is not the first time he has given Satan an opening. I don’t know what I am to do.

  79. Prayer for my husband, Ronald.
    I believe The Lord has called him
    to play Christian music in his bands but he’s playing secular.
    He has a calling and anointing to bring others into The Kingdom and is so talented in music.
    Thank you

  80. I’m experiencing health challenges related to cancer with surgery fast approaching, and I need a financial blessing so I can pay the rest of my rent for September and registration test fees for my son. It needs to be paid by 9/11.

  81. Please pray for my family, two adult sons and myself. A little over a week ago my son 36, died from a automobile accident. We are struggling.

  82. I am in need of miraculous prayers for my health and debilitating chronic pain. I’m believing God is going to use this 8 year trial as a testimony to Glorify Him.
    I ask for prayers in Jesus Almighty Name

  83. Juselda Brown
    September 5, 2023, At 2;55 Pm

    Stand with me In Prayer For my Son, in the US, and grandson, in England I know there’s no distance in
    prayer and healing for me with Arthritis in both of my knees

  84. I’m having discomfort and swelling with Achilles Tendonitis. Please pray for healing and the peace that transcends all understanding. Thank you! Praise God!

  85. Please pray for strength and wisdom. The Lord has called to step out of the boat and into a new ministries that stretches me in so many ways. It will require surrender and trust and greater levels than ever before.

  86. Please lift my sweet sweet granddaughter Lily up in prayer. She has Rett Syndrome and experienced her first seizure last night. She was born with a “silent MECP2 gene”. She will be 6 in October and is unable to walk, talk, eat on her own.. She is completely disabled and is unable to do anything on her own. May our Lord Jesus Christ heal her from the inside out. May they be filled with His mighty Holy Spirit. May he give my son and daughter-in-law comfort in knowing many prayers are being said for her healing and their comfort and peace. I thank you all so very much.

  87. Please pray for my sister-in-law Ruth.
    She has stage 2 breast cancer, and will be having a double mastectomy Sept 21st.

    Thank you sisters in Christ!
    God Bless you all!

  88. Please pray for my son. He had suicidal thoughts three weeks ago. I know in my heart, my God was with him that night and held my son. Please especifically pray for complete mental health healing over any depression, anxiety and grieving.

  89. I have 2 prayer request:
    1) is for my nephew Bryson Joshua who lives in Oregon. He is a 6th grader and will be in middle school. I worry about him because he’s chubby and so innocent. I worry that he might be bullied by his classmates. That is a big concern I have that is always bothering me.
    2) is for Emil (now my ex boyfriend). He is a Philippino and is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia working as a chef. When we both parted our ways I said harsh things to him. It’s been eating me up and I’m so guilty. My Pastor and his wife told me to stop the relationship and all communication with him because of 2 reasons: 1) he’s not a Christian and 2) he’s married. The married part he was kicked out of his girlfriend house and is now separated. Anyways, I told Emil that God will avenge him for what he did to me. Now, I feel like I scared him and that he is troubled and gave him the wrong picture of God. I want to comfort him and reassure him that God loves him unconditionally and loves him no matter what he has done. But my Pastor’s wife Sylvia, said I should not contact him and vacillate. I’m not the one to witness to him but to let God minister to him and will bring someone to witness to him. I’ve been so tempted to unblock him but I want to be obedient to the Lord. It’s a struggle thinking about them.
    That is my prayer request for my nephew Bryson Joshua and ex boyfriend Emil.

  90. Please pray for my husband and I as we continue our journey of caregiving for our adult daughter with disabilities. We have been at this for 34 years now and there are many days that we are just weary. Please pray for us to get the respite we need and the services she needs. Pray that God will provide a place for her when we no longer can care for her ourselves. Thank you all for linking our shields together for one another.

  91. Please pray for my family and I. We are currently homeless, and without a permanent vehicle at the moment. We have been under a serious of attacks after relocating to another state for what seemed like a good job opportunity for my husband. It’s been one thing after another since. We really need God’s provision like never before..

  92. God has helped me remove myself from a toxic enabling relationship with my youngest son for years and now I need to unlearn the negative and unhealthy behaviors that I took on in order to survive. Seeking prayer that I’ll stand still, gain His peace and get in position for God’s will for my life to prosper in all ways.

  93. I have a friend who is in the final stages of her life with cancer, unless of course the Lord decides to heal her! Please pray earnestly for her salvation. She is not a believer. Her name is Dani! I have been trying for a couple of years to witness to her. She believes there is a higher power, but she said she just doesn’t know what that higher power is. I told her it’s JESUS! On top of her battle, she just lost her mother. Please pray the Lord will draw her near to him, and she will call upon him for salvation. Thank you.

  94. Dear Sharon, you must have an enormous prayer warrior group to handle all these requests. Dear Father God with thanksgiving we open our mouths and pray that Your Glory and praise will be in all our hearts. Please lead every one of our family members to Salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord and Redeemer, Amen

  95. Pray for my marriage. And for my husband and our beautiful daughter who is finishing her masters overseas to accept Jesus Christ as their savior.

  96. Please pray for my adult daughter that God will heal her heart in places were she has been hurt in the past. Pray that she will receive the Holy Spirit as her comforter and not use substances to comfort her. Pray that God heals our relationship. Pray that God continues to show me how to lovingly navigate our relationship where I am not consistently hurt and lied to because of her hurt she harbors in her heart.

  97. Please pray for my husband and my marriage. We have struggled due to me not submitting in the beginning and agreeing to follow his decisions and a very strong family involvement in our lives and not strong enough to create boundaries that were needed. I have asked for forgiveness and regret my stupid unintentional actions. Resentment and anger has built up in my husband and he became very sick and almost died. Depression and anger are daily towards me. He lost his business and is lost in life. He wants nothing to do with me. We have no kids. I don’t want a divorce…and have pleaded for a change to try to make things better. He feels I took this all from him.

  98. Please pray for me-healing of stage IV metastatic breast cancer in the bone. Treatments aren’t working. Also-one implant going bad-moving because of weight loss and causing cellulitis in that breast(left) taking them both out when this disaster heals. 4th anniversary of husband’s sudden and unexpected death. Still not coping well. Mad at God for so many things. Smh. Gonna just leave this here. God knows…

  99. I need prayer for praying female friends. Friends who make time & take initiative to reach out & who desire to grow together studying God’s word. I am hanging on by a thread after many years of always being the one to encourage, pray for & reach out while praying for God to send me a Jesus-follower female friend to meet up with to discuss the Bible & grow in Christ. Prayers also needed for my husband to surrender his anger at God because of my debilitating health issues.

    1. Helena, I echo your prayer for Christian girl friends to study the Bible together, pray for each other and good Christian fellowship. We can pray for each other. I will be praying for you Helena!

      I also ask for prayer for my marriage. It is a struggle to live a New Testament marriage in the world we live in, where so many believe their “rights” are more important.

  100. The power of prayer I have seen it work.
    I am asking prayer for a family her husband Matt needs prayers. He has given up a $25 a hour job to sit in front of a computer game that has taken over his life claiming to be sick and can’t work..
    They have 2 girls that or confused and don’t understand, he is verbally abusive to them all.
    This all started around Covid and he stays home for months at a time.
    His Christian boss did not fired him until now because of his wife and children.. Matt does not seem to care.

    thank you sisters for your prayers Jean B

  101. Hello, please pray for me and my fans. I was recently diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor that has been removed but now I must begin treatment. First radiation and then chemo, probably one year total for both.
    My sons and I have already had many health issues due to Lyme Disease and its co-infections. In fact my eldest of 28 or Daniel has an autoimmune condition called PANDAS and my youngest has something similar called PANS. These are both neuroimmune conditions so they affect the brain and overall central nervous system. They both have Chronic Fatigue due to accelerated heart rates so they get exhausted from tasks that are of little effort for the average person. Now with my diagnosis they eill need to push harder by doing more to take care of me since my ex left our family in 2016 and finally divorced me on 2021.
    My sons are barely holding onto their faith in a loving God because of all the difficulties we have faced and then now this on top of diverting else. Honestly, my faith struggles from day to day too. I have no family nearby just a few friends so we are doing this mostly on our own. Trying to recover from brain surgery is hard enough but having to watch my children suffer with exhaustion/Chronic Fatigue on top of that is just not fair. My rudest desires so much to serve and card for me by doing everything but he is so sick that he must lie down to rest after doing the smallest of chores like dusting a room. He prays and had also received a prophetic word that God was going to heal him and he try to believe that it is going to come to pass but over the years he has just gotten sicker and sicker so he winders if God seen cares for him any more. We are all very tired and it was hard enough for me to hang on to my faith during my ex- husband’s multiple affairs and divorce but now I don’t know if I can make it through this and still end up believing in a God who loves us. I know that sounds awful but my hope is waning and my strength is fading as each day goes by. Please pray for all of us. My eldest and sickest sons name is Daniel and my youngest son is Joshua. They are both loving, caring and committed to helping me recover but desperately need healing in their bodies so they can do all that is required in this,season to help me. Thank you in advance for your prayers and with Christ’s love, Lesley!!🙏

  102. Please pray for my son Joshua. He is in such turmoil and pain right now. He has problems with drugs and alcohol. Some days it is so overwhelming we all feel like we are drowning.

  103. Please pray for my husband. He struggles with porn addiction and it is devastating in our marriage. I lift him up in prayer to our Father everyday and I know sisters that will pray with me we will win this battle!

  104. Praying for my daughter who is in an abusive relationship. She need’s strength to leave. She also suffers from anxiety and depression. She is the mother to our first granddaughter, she is almost 3 years old.

  105. I would like to ask prayer for several health issues im dealing with all at once it seems and recently have lost my health insurance! So I’m not able to go to the Dr. to get these issues solved or seen about even. And also some peace and guidance on my relationship with my child’s father, current living circumstances, and just what and where to turn next? I just do not know if I’m where I am supposed to be but, honestly only choice I have at this time! I have no job and my car has seen it’s better days to say the least. I almost feel stuck with all this at once 😕 Thanks in advance for your prayer’s and love your emails! You’re such an inspiration to me 💜

  106. Finally got my dream of working as a Private live-in caregiver. While my income increased greatly( six figure salary). The stress is often times unbearable. I sometimes want to walk away from it because of the drama. The attitudes of entitled and controlling family members is overwhelming. I just really need prayer for guidance and direction.

  107. Our 5 month old grandson has Downs and holes in his heart that he has to have surgery for. Praying that our healing Lord will close them before surgery and he won’t need it. Thank you!

  108. I am struggling right now being an empty-nester and we’ve lost three kids in five months. It is beyond painful and the one of the kids is getting married too young and won’t listen to any Godly advice. The fiancé has caused so much hurt. My heart is so broken, and we have had so many ugly arguments and now this kid is gone. I have never cried so much in my life, and I don’t know what to do next.

  109. Please be there for my niece Alaska, her mom Jody, father Dave and 4 cats, especially Beau. The house doesn’t have consistent love. There’s so much sadness and hurt. My twin sister, the Mom is a Christian but feels so alone and her husband threatens divorce. Please bring Joy, kindness, but particularly love and faith. Take the darkness from the house and infiltrate it with God’s love. Help each one and cats to see the beauty of each other and always pro. Get rid of those devils and evils in the house! Please replace it with Christ and His Love and Forgiveness. Bring new healthy friends to the whole family. I ask this in Jesus name, Amen

  110. Thank you Sharon,

    I am so glad we have this support platform. I was really needing some positive declaration today, to not over think when God’s got the next step. Always believe God is our sustainer and Gods’ will, will be done. We just participate and enjoy his glory reflection. We are so blessed!!!

  111. Prayers for my two adult children, Katharine and Jonathan
    They have been close all their years
    Now because of dumb things said to one another, they have decided to severe their relationship. Their children don’t understand because they love their cousins and don’t know when they can see them again.
    My heart breaks, God is the only who can soften their hearts and resurrect their relationship.
    Please pray that the Lord will bring my children back together
    Debbie M

  112. Asking for prayer for my sister Juvilyn to get a job in New Zealand soon.
    Praying for smooth processing of job applications, favors, provisions, good salary, and a good working environment.
    May she easily adapt to the culture, and people and may she find many friends in that country.

    Asking also for my brother June to pass on his application to the Philippine Military Academy.
    May he graduate in college as well together with my sister Jecell.

    A new workmate that I can easily get along with and build a good working relationship with soon. This week or next week, please.

  113. Please pray for my family. One daughter has turned away from God as has my one granddaughter who is in a lesbian relationship both who have attended church and youth growing up. So I know the seed of faith has been planted and pray for the Holy Spirit to enter them.

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