Welcome to my monthly prayer request post. (Also know that I was originally planning to post this post on Monday, but was too busy). I would love to share other people’s prayer requests in this post in the future, but since nobody shared any with me, I’m going to share two big prayer requests I ask y’all to pray for.
The first is for a young mother at my church that was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer about two months ago. She and her husband, my church’s worship leader, are the parents of three children 5 and under. Her determination and faith in God is so inspiring. I look up to her more than she could ever know. Some sweet friends made this song for her. It made me crying, knowing her. Her name is Rachel Dye
Please visit her blog here for updates and more information.
Please pray for Rachel Dye!
My second prayer request is for me. I’m struggling to understand God’s will for me regarding his call for me to go out and proclaim the gospel. I long with all my heart to share the gospel with those who are perishing, yet here I am, here. Nothing is happening, and meanwhile I am crying out to God “Oh, Lord, send me!”. Please pray that God would use me to proclaim the Word. Please pray that God would give me wisdom! I do not know what the next steps should be, and I want to honor my parents in everything! I want to share this vision with everyone around me. But when will action come? I just pray that God would prepare the hearts of those whom God is going to use me in bringing to the knowledge of the truth. For more on this subject, please read this post.
So please pray. Pray that God will be glorified. Pray that his name will be lifted high.
“Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” – Philippians 2:8-11 (NASB)
Also, once again, I would love to be praying for you, as you lift up the prayer requests that I have shared. I’ve made a prayer request form here. If you simply want to share wisdom, advice, or encouragement with me, please contact me here.
Here are some verses on prayer:
“But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” -Acts 6:4 (NASB)
“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving” -Colossians 4:2 (NASB)
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” -Philippians 4:6 (NASB)
“We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers;”-1 Thessalonians 1:2 NASB
“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men” -1 Timothy 2:1 (NASB)
“Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have relieved me in my distress;
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.” -Psalms 4:1 (NASB)
“In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice;
In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.” -Psalm 5:3 (NASB)
“For the Lord has built up Zion;
He has appeared in His glory.
He has regarded the prayer of the destitute
And has not despised their prayer.” -Psalm 102:16-17 (NASB)
“The Lord has heard my supplication,
The Lord receives my prayer.” -Psalm 6:9 (NASB)
“In my trouble I cried to the Lord,
And He answered me.” -Psalm 120:1 (NASB)
Have wonderful day, and the Lord bless you!