When God Throws a Little Bit of “All Things” in Your Life

Sharon JaynesA Sudden Glory 88 Comments

I love Romans 8:28.

Now, let me be honest…sometimes I don’t.

When I am going through a dark time of loss or disappointment, and someone throws a sloppy coat of Romans 8:28 on my open wound, I just want to scream.

There. I said it.

What does God mean by “all things” anyway? I looked it up in my Greek dictionary and guess what it means—it means “all things.” I was hoping for something a little different.

“All things” includes the good, the bad, and the ugly. In every dark circumstance of life, there is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. However, for that to happen, we must get out of the dirt, push it aside, and look beneath the surface.

Is it easy? No.

Is it messy? Usually.

It is worth it? Always.

Many years after we had lost our second child, I was standing in the doorway of my sleeping sixteen-year-old, son’s bedroom. He was a tangle of sheets and limbs. Steven was six feet tall, needed a shave, and sported a mass of shaggy thick brown hair. Drool slid down his jaw, and a hairy leg hung off the bed.

Man, I love this kid, I thought to myself. Then a prayer slipped off my lips.

“Lord,” I prayed, “you know how much I love children, and how I always longed to have a houseful of kids. Why was there just one?”

Then, God’s Word washed over me: For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

“Is that You Lord?” I asked.

Again the words flowed. For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

The words washed over me like a spring rain on parched ground. It was a moment of sudden glory. For the first time in my life, I truly grasped the height, the depth, and the breadth of those familiar words.

See, I have a one and only son. There are many people whom I love in this world, but there is no one…no one…that I love enough to sacrifice my one and only son. And yet, God loved me so much He did that just. He loved you so much He did just that. He sacrificed His one and only Son in order to save us from the penalty of sin and give us eternal life.

With tears streaming down my cheeks, I thanked God for helping me truly understand John 3:16—for giving me a living, breathing, walking (and sometimes sleeping) example of His great love. And if that was the only purpose behind the years of infertility and loss of a child, then that was enough.

It was Romans 8:28. It was good.

Let’s pray for each other today. Click on “comment” and leave your prayer request. Then pray for the commenter below your name. Now, let me pray you both you and me.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your great love for me. Thank You for giving Your Son for me. Open my eyes to see moments of sudden glory where You make Your presence known in my life. I love You so much. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Comments 88

  1. A little special prayer request for a friend Johan Erasmus – Dear God, you know Johan’s heart, may he his heart heal God, may he be humble towards you. God, I don’t understand where and why we have crossed each other’s path, sad for me that he is not sure if he wants me, God I just don’t understand what is my path / purpose with Johan. Please show us the way according to your WILL, as we trust and wait for answers. In Jesus Christ Name, I thank you. Amen

  2. Father You know the sorrow in my heart, You know my hearts desire and You know me better than I know me. Father You know my children(they are not mine but Yours), You love them more than I do, I ask that You would heal their hurts, restore a right relationship with You and may Your presence be seen then today and everyday. Protect them from the evil one, renew their hearts and minds. Work mightily on their behalf for Your honor and glory. In Jesus’ name Amen

  3. Heavenly Father I pray for the people who read this, I pray for my husband and his spiritual growth. Open his eyes to your truth and his heart to your constant love and grace. I pray with expectation for my husband, your child, my gift to become a man of prayer and a warrior for Christ Jesus. Thank you for the work you do in him that I do not see, praise your name king of kings Amen

    1. Karen I lift you and your family up. Father God in the name of Jesus I lift this family up to you. Holy Spirit move mightly through this family bring restoration bring your peace that is like no other peace. Mend the brokenness that entered this family in the mighty name of Jesus. I pray for Rusty Lord he is a lost sheep and your word says that You Lord will leave the 99 and go after the 1 lost sheep. Speak to the hearts of this family and heal the broken pieces in Jesus mighty name. Amen

  4. I’m 34 weeks pregnant with twins and have a 2 and 4 year old already. I’m feeling overwhelmed physically and starting to mentally as well.
    Could use prayers that these next few weeks of discomfort fly by and that the babies will be born healthy and our family will have an easy transition and we will be able to get the help that we need from family and friends during this time.

  5. Please pray for God to open up doors for this new job opportunity in M.D. . Also for strength after losing my mother. Thank you God bless

    1. Heavenly Father,
      I pray over Liz for a new job lord. I pray that you would send her the job that’s just right for her. I pray that you’d give her the wisdom to know what job to decide on. But more importantly I pray for her spirit, mind, and heart. May she always be filled with your love so when times get hard she will know what to do in her personal life and work life. Lord I also want to pray for her grieving process. Lord I pray that you would send angels to speak to her. And I pray that your give her peace and mend her heart. Lord I pray for a fulfilling god loving life for Liz. I too have lost a parent and searching for a new job so I can relate to Liz so as I’m pray for Liz I pray that you would bless us with new beginnings and that we’d wake up daily expecting your favor upon us. We love you and thank you father, I cannot wait for what you have in store for Liz and I. In Jesus name I pray , Amen!!!!🙏🏽💕

  6. Please pray for my neighbors one & only son Cayden. They are waiting on a reported that the doctors are saying will be that he has sarcinoma in his leg.

  7. I continue to plead for my adult son, addicted to drugs and now back in jail on a probation violation. He turned himself in so that’s a step in the right direction but he had 15 years sobriety before going back to old habits and being arrested for possession. He was given three years probation and then proceeded to be arrested THREE more times for minor offenses that were not drug related. He needs rehab so bad and now I’m afraid it’s too late. My heart is broken and I’m in a daze. I need many prayers for him and his 7 year old daughter. His name is Matthew. He is my only son. God is my refuge and my strength.

  8. Please pray for the restoration of my marriage. And for wisdom and guidance on both sides. God said wait and be still. It has been 8 years since our divorce. Sometimes the waiting is hard.

  9. I ask for prayer that my husband will find a new job soon. He was fired unjustly, and is 60 years old. Pray also that we will be at peace and trust God’s providence.

  10. How did you cope with the loss of a child? We lost our one and only son (yes, we are thankful for our daughter) to cancer after a five year battle. I struggle with this loss and found your comments thought provoking.

  11. I was recently diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. I am currently receiving chemo and quite honestly, some days are just plain hard. I am thankful that I have a great family that is walking alongside me, and my church family is phenomenal. Their prayers and words of encouragement get me through those hard days.
    This morning I am reminded that God loves me; I am His and that He is in control. My faith and hope is found in Him alone. Thank you Jesus

  12. My 22 year old son has Burkitt’s lymphoma. It is the fastest growing human cancer and he is not responding to chemo. He says the worst part is that God feels so far away. He isn’t hearing, feeling or seeing God. Please pray for healing. Please pray that God would open his eyes, his ears, his heart and mind to be able to see, hear and feel God’s presence.

  13. I just love reading ur devotionals they are so inspiring. Today I would like for you to pray for me. I have to go for surgery for cancer. I am walking in faith believing all the way that God has healed me when they do the surgery they will find nothing wrong. I know that God has healed me but he’s allowing me to go through this surgery . Maybe just for something or someone else.

  14. I ask for prayer for my family as my mom is home with Hospice for stage 4 ovarian cancer. During this time my brother is accusing me of everything awful, calling me names and threatening to have me arrested. This is taken a toll on me as my mom setup this supposedly discussion between us three. I love my mom but I am finding it difficult to visit her right now.
    Thank you.

  15. Please pray for me and my son Richard and grandson Dante, we need his guidance and his protection around us, he has blessed us with life, the greatest gift ever, but we need more of his blessings on us. We need Spiritual Uplifting, and to be dependable on God for love, peace and unity. Thank you.

  16. I have several people who need prayer. My father-in-law was just diagnosed with lung and bone cancer. My uncle has already started radiation for throat cancer. My Husband just found out he has diabetes and needs to loose a good bit of weight and change his lifestyle. And last but not least, my best friends son is on a path that isn’t good. Pray he finds his way back HOME. I know that’s a lot. But looking for lots of prayer and believe in the miracles of that prayer. God Bless you ALL!

  17. My husband will be having knee replacement surgery the end of next week. He just retired from teaching and would like to work part time, but we need to get past the surgery and recovery first. I desire to know God more and better understand His love for me so that I can show His love to others.

  18. Please pray for my husband Danny he wants a divorce, he left me in January to be with a young woman 36. We have been married for 36 years my heart aches for the love of my life. My Savior is carrying me right now I praise and give Him all the glory! Pray for Danny’s heart to be soften and for his salvation.

  19. “All Things” – yep, that about sums it up. As I read through the comments above, I ache for the people going through such terrible trials. For the ladies who shared in my Sunday School class this week, cancer, cancer metastasized, back surgeries, tests…it’s a lot to pray about. It makes me feel ashamed to fret about much lesser things – cars with hidden problems, the burdens of daily living – so insignificant compared to what others are going through. And yet…Jesus cares about those little things too, and He includes them in those words “All Things!” Although small in the scheme of things, they may be the grain of sand that He’s using to make me into a pearl! My prayers…and my tears… for those whose troubles are so unspeakably hard….when I’m tempted to fret in the awake hours in the night, I’ll remember to pray for you instead.

  20. Please pray for me today. I have been seeking employment and have an interview today at 2:30. I have not been in the work force for ten years and I am very nervous about this interview. Thank you in advance.

  21. We have been through a significant trial lately that has left my husband bitter and doubting, feeling that he was born only to be a victim his whole life. When he reads His Bible, he finds the verses that say (to him) God can do to us whatever He likes, allowing some believers continual suffering. Please pray for the real truth of God’s love to get through.

  22. The determination to follow Christ should be whole hearted The victory is to be won by total warfare against the enemy “sin.”

    Holy Spirit, translate our desires , and may we understand the faithful response of our great Father.Guard our hearts from selfish gain…. Lord have mercy on me.

    With all my heart I thank God for all of you who have prayed.

    Yours in Christ
    Bhimisetty Bala Sundar Raju

  23. My worst nightmare came to pass on August 2, 2018 when my one and only son was in a motorcycle accident. In the last month I have seen God’s presence in the most profound ways. You see, on paper Jordan shouldn’t be here, and not once, but twice, God stepped in as only HE can, and save his life. First from the accident and then when he developed blood clots in both lungs as a result of the accident. He went through a 4 hour surgery the day after the wreck and then endured a second 5 hour surgery to repair a crushed ankle which now consists of mostly plates and screws. In the last month he spent 19 days in two hospitals. In recent days and weeks I have seen where others have not survived very similar circumstances and it sends chills down my spine every time. While he has a long road to recovery ahead, I know God has a purpose for my precious son’s life…He was saved at an early age and raised in church, but after college and serving in the Army, began to drift. My prayer is that Jordan will use this experience for God’s glory and never forget what his heavenly Father brought him (and us) through.

    Thank you for your blog…each one warms my heart!

  24. Sending up prayers for others on the list above. My request is very similar to one I read above, for my husband. After 33 years of marriage he decided it was time to start going to church. I was saved as a child and though I have lost my way a few times over the years, I have strong faith and my relationship with the Lord is growing daily. My husband has never had that relationship, but he’s wanting to know more, and I pray that God is working on him to become one of his children, that he’ll want to be saved and start living his life for the Lord. He also has recently been diagnosed with diabetes and I have gained a lot of weight since my hysterectomy almost a year ago, so we both need drastic help in losing some weight to become healthier and it’s hard for both of us, so I would like to ask for prayers to help us both in that manner. Thank you all, and God bless each and every one of you!

  25. i ask for prayer today for my nephew billy. he is in the final days of his lufe..i pray for his soul..the friends and famiky left behind..our hearts are heavy..

  26. I ask for help in praying that my job gets easier and rewarding. I pray for feel confident and to be accepted and respected by everyone I work with. Thank you.

  27. Trudi, i feel very much like you right now. My troubles are nothing compared to what i have read. I am an oncology NP soni know all to well what our fellow sisters and beothers are facing when battking cancer. There are many days I get weary, anxious and lose faith but then I hear God’s voice speaking to me. When i get anxious I remember that he provides for the birds in the sky, what more will he do for me. Instead of complaining and venting about all the things that went wrong in my day or what’s not going right will remember “in all things”

  28. Please pray for me as I step out in faith to lead a women’s Sunday School class on prayer. The devil is throwing every obstacle that he can in my way. He is pulling our all the stops to get me to give up teaching this class. I don’t really feel qualified to teach such a awesome subject but I am asking that God would speak through me to accomplish what He wants accomplished. He will know which ladies will be present on a given Sunday and what they need to hear. The devil is trying to make me want to quit, but through God’s grace I will give it His best.

  29. Please pray that my business would flourish to enable me to pay for my needs. Also pray that a client will change his mind about not executing his contract.

  30. Good morning I would love you to pray for me that I will have the strength n wisdom to guide n desepline my 15 year old I just love her so much that I want to do the right thing thank you

  31. Please pray for me 👏..I’ve been married for 13-year’s and I loved my husband unconditionally but he never showed me the same and we have 6 kids but my first baby is not his and he stays at rock solid refuge..MY son is 13-years old and he finally told me that he’s been sexually assaulted from my husband and charges are being laid I just found out in may and then we separated in july…
    I was dealing with grief over my marriage but got stronger and suicidal when I was with him and now a guy came into my life but we’re friends and he helped me lots by sending me verses when all I wanted to do was roll up in my blanket and cry but my friend has been there to push me and now me and him are getting way to close that I don’t even know if I can let him go because he means so much to me..He’s a Christian too and my husband wasn’t he was against the word sometimes and loved his drinking

  32. My prayer request is for my husband to hear God calling to him and embrace his position as a child of Christ and surrender to the waiting arms of our Heavenly Father. A long battle with a prior brain injury and PTSD has left him exhausted and barely functioning.

  33. What a beautiful insight on John 3:16.

    Our family has gone through a lot of pain in the past few years. beginning with Chronic pain illness, then job loss, home loss, financial loss. Due to this move, our daughter met a wonderful Christian young man and they just married this summer.

    BUT GOD … has been there every moment. Each of us has drawn so much closer to him. He definitely works for good IN ALL THINGS.

    Lord, I pray for Sanita today. Help her to allow You to be her dearest friend as she goes through all this despair. Give her wisdom about beginning new relationships.

  34. I do feel I have more than my share of “all things” going on lately–from a death in the extended family, to a severe shortage of freelance income and rising credit-card bills, to repeated watch-out-for-bad-weather-and-flooding warnings, to a work schedule that just won’t fit into the time slots I try to assign it, to appointments cancelled at the last minute (no matter how good the reason, I always take that as one more piece of evidence that nobody finds me worth much consideration), to all the tiny frustrations that can come along in an “ordinary” day. Right now, I am in vocational and spiritual transition, need prayer time more than ever, and can’t seem to still my mind (which is all too used to worrying instead) long enough to get any benefit from it.

  35. Please pray for MY one and only son, who happens to be named Stephen as well. That he might come back to the faith he once had that was so strong, that he was so passionate about.
    I also have wondered why God only blessed me with one; I guess I have my answer.

  36. My name is Linda, I have a Liver condition called Primary Cholangitis which is the bile duct not producing enough bile for my Liver. My enzyme levels were on the way down, but I messed up by letting the enemy fool me. My enzymes started back up now we’re trying to bring them back to normal. They were 300 now 362, they need to come back to normal about 113. I would appreciate your prayers. Thank you.

  37. Please pray for my daughter Jess and her husband Alex as they travel through infertility. They will begin a second round of IVF in October. We are praying for a miracl baby for them! Thanks you!

  38. Romans 8:28 has been speaking to me for several months. I seem to read or hear it in a sermon just when I need it. My 23 yr old son lost his teaching job this year due to cutbacks and he was a first year teacher. He is still looking for a job and struggling not only financially but spiritually. On top of that, he is engaged and bought a house. Breaks my heart to see him so down and broken. Please pray a job opportunity opens soon for him. More importantly, he has a renewal of faith. I know God has big plans for him.

  39. Financial difficulty is happening right now, by no choice of my own, very devastating, I was forced out of my nursing job, by a ruthless manager . Afraid to go back to nursing because it will be more of the same . Needing a job and waiting for an RRSP to come through to pay building debt until a proper job from the Lord shows up. Funds are at a very end. I am searching but nothing is coming up just yet.

    Thank you for praying

    I will pray for your ministry


  40. Right now, here in NC, everything is about Hurricane Florence. Please pray for all of the people who will be affected by this storm here in the Carolinas and in Virginia; that we stay safe and dry and have everything we need. Thank you.

  41. This hit home for me this morning. I too am a mom of only one adopted son who had longed for a houseful of children. How God must have loved us to give up His only Son for an undeserving world. Wow!

  42. Please pray for me as
    1) I try to serve God by leading the Emmaus Women’s Walk #6 for Grace Emmaus Community October 18-21. Devil is working to confuse and get me unfocused.

    2) My husband filed for divorce 4 years ago.. we divorced shortly after. I have a 14 yo son who is a freshman, daughter 21 in college and 24 yo son, who all lice with me. I know God carried me through that time and I have been so blessed with living in a home my parents owned at one time and bought back 7years after their deaths. So God brought that together amount many other blessings. Now he has brought a Christian man into my life and we have dated for a year. He has 5 kids and we are all one big happy family of God talking about marriage. My former husband must just be dealing with the results of his choice. And devil is working to pull my 14yo away through his dad who is not going to church. I have MT being in the middle and I try to do right things to keep him out. But his dad goes into a shell and avoids all conversation with me. Wants everything written in text to him. He has taken me to court and I feel he is up to something to continue to control me as he adjust to giving up his family.

    3) Please pray for All my kids. My daughter deals with emotional hurts from her dad and desire to be loved by her dad. I’m blessed she receives example of loving dad from my boyfriend.
    Pray for MT to not be in middle andxfree to enjoy time he is with both parents without having to stuff his feelings.
    Pray for CT older brother who does stuff his feelings and to be free in Christ. He has a tough past of addictive traits but one of the most generous loving kind hearts and I know God hasxa call on his life, seen by his grandmother who was a minister, and other pastors. He works full time at a car dealership and finishes EMT school this month. Pray he passes his exam and gets a job where God wants him . Pray he uses his money wisely and get out on his own as he is sleeping on my couch because of poor financial choices. But I’m happy he is here to nurture and guide until he is ready to make right choices and he is so longing for love from his dad too.

  43. I have been at my job for almost 6 years. Just recently a woman came to work for us and she is very hard to deal with. Please pray for me that I can be a testimony for Christ and not a hindrance. It is very difficult. She lies and I have a hard time with it.

  44. Please pray for healing, years of struggling with sinus issues on the left side of my face and ear. I have stuff going on in my life that is out of my control. Pray for Gods good and perfect will to be done.

    I thank God for the unknown prayer warriors out there. God Bless you this day and all it brings forth.

  45. This post made me think of Abraham as he was so faithful and willing to sacrifice his beloved son. I really don’t think I cojld do that and thankful God hasn’t asked me too. And yet God made such a sacrifice for us. Wow! That’s a lot of love. Thanks for this great post.

  46. I am asking for prayers for my husband. He has walked away from God and me. He has been gone for three years. We had many false starts but now there is NO communication. I pray that he will turn his life back to God and our marriage. Prayers for my oldest son’s addiction to be broken and that our relationship can be repaired so that I can see my grandson. Prayers for my whole family for healing forgiveness and love.

  47. Hi Sharon

    Please pray for my twins. They are receiving exam results and I know that one of them didn’t do too well. I’m worried that it will totally break his confidences. I pray that The Lord encourages them and also reminds me to trust him in everything. I declare that this is a setback and he will succeed in all he does.

  48. I so enjoy reading your daily posts.
    My family situation is a mess. My husband and I are divorcing (48 on years Oct. 7), my Eldest Michael has nothing to do with his two sisters and vice versa. My son has accused me of being a liar and I have no idea what his reasons really are. He can talk and cut me down very skillfully. Perhaps politics could be a career. He has a wife and 4 beautiful children that I now cannot have contact with. Money is very important to my husband and Michael. The root of this recent turn of events. This separation has been going on two years. My heart is torn up. Please pray for me to have the strength to go through the storm and for a reconciliation for my children and for me.

  49. I am asking for prayer for salvation for my husband Jamie. He is so blinded and stubborn in his ways. He believes the lies of the enemy and I feel helpless. I know God is the God of miracles. The only thing I can do, right now, is pray….and cry…and pray.

    Heavenly Father, I bring to you Jamie. I pray, Lord God, that your heavenly arms wrap around him today. He needs You so badly and is so blinded in thinking that he doesn’t. My heart is shredded and is in so much pain with the desire for him to know You and to turn to You. Peel the scales from his eyes and reveal to him Your Glory and Your Love and Your Truth.

  50. Hello,
    Thank you for the opportunity to submit a prayer request.

    Please pray for my husband and I. After reconciling our marriage earlier this year we are having difficulty saving to move and get back under one roof, we are reconciled but still separated physically. Thank you.

  51. That my granddaughter gets the professional mental help she requires. She is a mom at 18yrs and fighting to get her son back into the USA from Mexico. She was in the streets sinse running away at 14 yrs. Now she is here with me and it’s challenging. Pray for us both and that God gives me the wisdom to help her.

  52. Today I ask for prayers for my one and only son, Patrick. A wonderful son, husband, brother and uncle and my confident. He has a tumor at the base of his skull on his left side. It’s not cancer, and as of know is not growing, but his future looks grim with the knowledge that it will probably affect his sight and hearing. If they have to do surgery to take it out, it will leave him badly disfigured. As he goes about his days, he confesses that it is always in the back of his mind that this is what might have to happen to him.

    I pray every day that God get that tumor out of his head if it be his will. Prayer are lovingly appreciated for his healing or for him to have strength to face whatever the future holds for him.

    Thank you all

  53. Lord I pray that you would help me to be a Godly mother and wife. Please help me to have truth ,wisdom ,and knowledge that moves me forward in joyful obedience.please help me to be the loving wife and mother you intended for me to be. Please help me yo reflect you so that it helps others in their walk…for your glory. I pray that you would help my husband and children taste your goodness so that it moves them forward in their relationship with you.. helping them to never turn back. In Jesus’ name.

  54. I am up for a promotion (new title). Praying favor from CFO & VP. New responsibilities exactly perfect for me. Good pay raise. Perfect timing. That I can continue working for God, not man. That I can truly help transform lives through my job, connecting with adult college students.

  55. I’m struggling with something. The Lord told me to give something up and I’m not sure why. I’m a spoiled child saying – no God! But God please! So pray for me to have the strength to listen to the Lord as well as be forgiven for not wanting to give it up.

    1. Praying for you, Lissa! I had a similar situation years ago and God showed me a vision of me holding tight to this thing I felt He wanted me to surrender–my fists were closed tight and then I “heard” “If you hold so tight to this, how can you grab what I want to give you?” I immediately “saw” my hands open in surrender and I said, “Your will God–not mine.” Know what? That thing was only taken temporarily because I couldn’t do other things for the Lord while I was serving the Lord in the thing He asked me to give up. I have that “thing” back in my life and I’m richer for having let it go–it was never mine to hold on to in the first place. I pray God will help you let go so He can give you something even better–He knows the plans He has for you….. <3 Amen! God bless you!

  56. I need prayer for my daughter, her husband and my three grandkids. She’s shut me out of her life because of something that happened at Thanksgiving when we visited–blame goes both ways. I’ve asked forgiveness from her and God and I’m trying to forgive myself. My daughter was saved, but doesn’t truly give her life over to God and my son-in-law doesn’t truly know the Lord and my grandkids were raised completely apart from any knowledge of Christ except that which I tried to bring into their lives on bi-annual visits through the years. I would love for God to heal our relationship, but more than that, I pray for their salvation and deliverance. I also need prayers for me to trust God no matter the outcome. Thank you!

  57. Reading all these comments the ‘all things’ it sure is hard to see any good in them, however I truly believe God is good and for us. I guess that’s what faith is. Praying for the ones above. I hope you all get answers to you prayers, have peace receive healing, gain unity with your families husbands and children. A special prayer for the ones who have lost children I lost two babies myself. I ask for prayers that I would be delivered from depression or to know how to live with it. Blessings and thank you

    1. I describe depression as black hole. You can’t see a way out. It is kind of like quick sand about the time you think it is lifting you are sucked back down. God I ask that you would carry those suffering with depression. Lord, let them feel your presence and your live every day.

  58. Heavenly Father I Thankyou for your unconditional love.Thankyou for the author of this email and all who are reading it.may you grant them comfort and peace and answered prayers.Thankyou for delivering KC from depression after the loss of her children,may you continue to encourage to surrender to your will.I pray for a youth who is almost loosing hope after looking for job and not able to secure any . encourage him God and provide for him.in Jesus name.Amen

  59. Please pray for my adult kids and my grandkids to come to Christ. Especially my daughter who is in deep rebellion and is violently angry with anything Christian. She has cut off all contact. I am denied contact with my grandkids as well. While I would love a reconciliation, I am most concerned about her (and their) animosity towards God.

  60. I really needed to hear this message tonight, how easy I forget how much God really loves us. I have an unspoken prayer request and God knows about it , I would appreciate all my girl friends in God to lift this prayer request up for me. Feeling thankful and blessed to know that God loves me through the good, bad, and the ugly.❤️

  61. Praying my bills will be paid even while I continue to look for a full time job. I have two part time jobs that end when school ends and begins when school starts but I desire an increase in my finances to cover summer months when I struggle to get a job during the summer and to cover repairs and to be able to tithe and pay my promise offering and to save for rainy days and to be able to buy food. I have a son I support as well. Help Lord the rejections and no calls from jobs I apply to is really depressing me.

  62. My husband is battling terminal cancer and is in constant pain. I am caring for him, being a single parent to our two young teenagers, and working full-time at an extremely stressful job. Everyday seems like Groundhog Day with no end in sight. I hate when people around me tell me how strong I am – like I have a choice. I know God’s plan is bigger than me, I just wish He would grant some answers.

  63. My husband and I lost our son on July 5, 2019 Dean Wade Sowden. Dean was our only Son. Dean was very talented had 2 jobs disaplined in martial arts had many many friends loved all his family raised in church very healthy. I do have a Peace within that I cannot describe in words. My husband is stuggling and he needs many prayers.

  64. I have an important licensing exam In taking next month that I pray to pass the first time so that I secure much needed employment to help my family financially. Please pray for good recall and calm nerves.

  65. I have health issues I’m going through right now. I’m praying for God to restore my body back to the way He has designed for it to be. Thank you Jesus. Had open heart surgery 22 months ago and all went well but it seems that the surgery was very traumatic for my body. I feel there is so much left for me to do in this life. Pray for strength, healing, and restoration as I will pray for you and the continued uplifting devotionals that I always look forward to. Love this ministry.

  66. My 15 yr old son is special needs. I am having a very hard time with him. He has decided it is ok to swear horribly. He needs to come to the Lord as does my husband and my older son (31) who has 3 kids. I am dealing with some health issues and the stress fo what is going on in the world and with my family also. I feel lost

  67. Begging God to show me a sign my marriage is not over, that my husband (Rusty) will turn back to the Lord. I read this post and scroll to the comments. Karen 9/11/2018 praying for her “Rusty”. I know it may not seem like much. But it was the sign I needed. Thank you Lord for blessing me in unexpected ways.

    1. Praying for a peace in your sign and restoration of whatever has occurred. Asking the Lord to help you to be a helpmate to your husband and let the Lord heal your husband. Praying that it is comforting to you that the word does not fall void on your husband’s ears and that your husband will listen to God’s still small voice and follow the light. May God put someone in his pathway to help him see the Lord’s ways. For it is in Jesus’ name I pray! Amen!

  68. Pray please for
    My daughter battling depression and suicidal thoughts. For God to set her free in Jesus Name and for it to be done all for His glory! Her name is chiara

  69. My prayers request is for me to have peace about my daughters decisions and that I be guide and light that draws her.

  70. The Lord knows the anguish, hurt and confusion in my heart. I need the Lord to open the eyes of my heart so I can see him more clearly. I need to gra0sp who he is and to see him as my heavenly father. I pray that God will soften the heart of my son. He is angry and bitter for good reason. Remove the blinders and lies that Satan has whispered in his ears so he can clearly see you. I pray that you, heavenly father get all the glory, honor and praise!!!

    I lift up Bonnie and her daughter to you and I pray Bonnie will be a light and guide in her daughter’s life.

    I pray all these things in Jesus name…

  71. Almighty God thank you for this encouragement from Sharon Jaynes. Praying this morning for my Adult children and their spouses to touch their hearts and so that they will make you a priority in their lives. Lord you know my thorn please break the chains and restore and help us to find joy in our lives.

  72. I pray for my great niece, who lost her 13 day old son, Ryler, to SIDS on May 9. I had hoped, in reading this, that I could send it to her and she might get some solace, but I it’s just too raw right now. Please pray for her and the baby’s father, Ryan. Ryler’s big sister, Ava who turns 8 on the 16th loved little Ryler fiercely. She just lost a beloved uncle in January. And now her little brother. I know God has a plan. But, sometimes the trusting is so hard.

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