Welcome to my monthly prayer request post! Thank you to those who submitted prayer requests for me to pray for and also to those of you who were willing for me to share them in this post. My mom asked that I not have a contact form anymore, so I won’t be able to receive any of your prayer requests any more.
Let’s get started. First let us remember that the God we pray to is holy, holy, holy. He is above everything and anything. He is not only above everything, he created everything. Sin cannot be in the presence of God, but God wants us to be with him so much that he was willing to send his one and only Son to be crucified, so that we could be cleansed of our sin.
So first, confess your sin to God (and/or confess to a brother or sister in Christ) and ask God to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. He is faithful to forgive. Do not take the privilege of prayer and communion with the Holy God of all creation for granted. Jesus died a horrible death to grant it to you. Accept this privilege with awe, wonder, and worship.
“Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity
And cleanse me from my sin.” -Psalm 51:1-2
“Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Your presence
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit.” -Psalm 51:10-12
“And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” -Mark 11:25
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” -1 John 1:9
“Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” -Hebrews 4:16
Here are the two prayer requests I received to be shared here:
- Skipping Adolescence said: “Would you pray that God would help me be more loving and joyful and that I would be bold for Him?”
- Hannah Gaudette said “My prayer request is for my mom. For the first time since I was born, she is working outside the home. She is having a really hard time with this, I think partly because she has always felt she would work from home. It’s a temporary job, but I really want her to have peace with it and not worry or feel anxious.”
Here are my two prayer requests:
- Prayer for Rachel Dye who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer about three months ago. You can learn more her at her blog here.
- Prayer that God would equip me to share the gospel and to be a light in all that I do.
Please lift up these prayer requests!
Thank you for your prayer!
“With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” -Ephesians 6:18-20 (NASB)
*All scripture quotations are from the NASB translation unless otherwise noted