"Now What" prayers needed
gbowden7Prayers: 10Requests: 18
March 26, 2020 at 2:58 am
I am struggling with my love walk; I can’t seem to shake “a bad attitude” and upset toward family and friends.
Pease pray for us teachers that now have to teach virtually bc of the COVID-19 virus and are struggling with the change and know-how; I’m not sure what to do but I believe the Holy Spirit has a perfect plan.
Also, I heard a caller ask for prayer (last week) to lose weight; I can definitely relate. I need to and have been trying to lose weight for what seems like my entire life. I’m asking for prayer to obtain a trainer, a plan and necessary support to help me lose and keep off 100lbs.
Finally, I am at a crossroads, (I believe) as a result of trauma from my past, I have been chronically and foolishly waiting for some spiritual event to happen to cause my husband to desire me, to want to provide and take care of me, to shower me with affection and show some demonstration of appreciation for (what I considered as) my demonstration of love (after 32 yrs or marriage ) including 3 yrs of care giving because he is now disabled. I’m not sure how much mental illness and effects of physical illness plays a role in my husband’s behavior, but I do know “I feel” isolated, taken advantage of, unappreciated and alone. I have prayed for years (and communicated my desire) for a connection, for us to be in love and “live happily ever after” but as I stated earlier, I believe I have just been “foolish;” not because of what I desired but because I somehow could not or would not accept that is NOT who my husband is or what he desired…it’s who “I am” and what I wanted. I’m just sorry (for both of us) that it took me so long to come to this knowledge. So as I said, I’m at a crossroads, because I poured all my time, money, prayers, heart into the marriage and my husband and now he’s ill, requires a caretaker, and is showing no signs of recovery; but how do “I” recover? All I can think of at this time is, “don’t feel sorry for yourself” and “now what?” So I ask for prayer.
Thank you DAB community,
God BlesspattysyellowbusPrayers: 1591Requests: 13
March 26, 2020 at 4:06 am
Abba, Father! You are the God Who relates to us. Thank you gbowden7 for sharing – being vulnerable. Praise His Name! Oh how the Body can relate to your prayer requests and the needs you have shared. I, too, am at a Crossroads and wonder if I will ever not be. I do not think you “foolish,” as a matter of fact, I believe Jesus hardwired us to believe in “happily ever after” because we are His bride. The deeper I get into the Word of God, the more I see that marriage, my marriage is a shadow of what is to come. I am not denying that we can reach a level of wholeness that complements where 2 become 1, but for us as fallen humans, we fall short. Some more than others (in relating to others, that is)
Father, You are a good, good Father. Wrap gbowden7 in Your beloved arms and allow her to know that she is cherished. Allow that truth to sink deep into her soul so that she can move on with her “now what,” that she can see that she has been following You all along. Her disappointment is in her “why” O Lord, she needs reassurance that the work You have given her to do, she is doing – that she indeed, is fulfilling the call of Christ. Heal the trauma of the past in Your Way O Lord, remind us Lord, that sometimes the healing can get messy and look chaotic but You are working, You are always working. Lord Jesus, allow us both to see our marriages as gifts and allow You to step in where needs are not being met. Give us hearts like Yours to understand, which my sister has a great deal of, to turn the isolation, loneliness into power – to intercede for those whom You have called us to intercede for including our husbands. Father, assure us that You do indeed see us and know that we have endured and You are waiting to receive us as Your bride for Your Perfect Son. Praise Your Name!! We look to You for the road to recovery. Alleluia!!
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March 26, 2020 at 9:25 am
Father in heaven, I pray for peace of mind for gbowden7. Help her not to be angry about the unappreciated love and generosity she has poured out on her husband. Give her strength to surrender it to You. May she face her friends, family, coworkers, neighbors with a smile. Her love is a gift to You. We know You receive it. Bless her with peace. Give her a song. The wisdom of all the saints tells us we can not change any one else, we can only change ourselves. They will be what they choose to be or what they allow You to help them to be. Help her focus on gratitude. Give her a quiet place in her heart for You. In Jesus nameelnissieduconsultPrayers: 45Requests: 21
March 26, 2020 at 10:36 am
Dear Heavenly Father, Grant your daughter the grace and surpassing peace beyond all we can ask or imagine in Jesus mighty name. Lord release your daughter to forgive herself and her hubby for all the unappreciative attitude of the past and present. Lord grant your daughter the heart to love sacrificially. first herself with a resolve and help from the Holy Spirit to drink water 4 times daily (8am, 11am, 1pm & 4pm) to help with her weight loss as you have helped me this past months. help her to seek specific instructions from you Holy Spirit that will help her and to restore her marriage and a wonderful life in years to come.gsimoninPrayers: 3885Requests: 29
March 26, 2020 at 11:09 am
Today, Lord, we stand in agreement with these prayers for our sister, gbowden7. Lord, You know all the details of her life and marriage, the hurts and the loneliness. Father, give her wisdom to know that only You can fulfill all of her desires. We pray that You do so. Help her start by loving herself: working on losing the weight that she wants to lose, pampering herself with a bouquet of flowers, or a bubble bath, time outside in the sunshine. Lord, if she needs to talk to a Christian counselor, help her find just the right one who can help past hurts. We pray, Lord, that You step into her life and give her hope. Blessings, gailhurtobiasPrayers: 173Requests: 77
March 27, 2020 at 7:37 am
You are off to a great start my sister. I can tell by your last statement when you said, “don’t feel sorry for yourself” .
Start where you are. God’s grace is indeed sufficient for you. Replace your frets with praises to God, and with His Word while in the midst of your challenge. Though it may be hard, do it anyway; do it every time. By doing this you will create a new normal, a new habit, a new way of thinking , responding and reacting.
Get out and at least walk daily or on certain days. Get some fresh air and sunshine. You have to make these choices. Not even a trainer can make them for you. Listen to the Daily Audio Bible while you walk, or however you want to enjoy the day and the fellowship with the Lord. He is right there beside you.
I am a teacher as well. I am also familiarizing myself with more ways to teach remotely. My focus is not on fretting, (which it could be), but on thankfulness to God as He helps me navigate into learning new creative ways of teaching. I thank Him for this opportunity to connect parents more with their children’s learning. I see it as a time to join parents, who are often the missing link, to the educational community…the village in a more meaningful, engaging way. As a rule, change is does not always come easy, but that does not mean the change is bad. We must stay with it through the transition to the new normal.
Finally, I hope you are part of a local fellowship. If not, pray that the Lord will show you where He wants you to be.
Here is a link that may be helpful as you look for a trainer. Take a look at the comments on this site too. https://hasfit.com/
Father, thank you for this precious sister. You know her heart. May she continue simply turn her back on all the lies the enemy has told her and look to You. You are Truth personified. May she take those small steps daily until they become habits that deepen her relationship and fellowship with you. Father, please help her to move from the desire level, through the discipline level and on to the delight level in her relationship with You by way of Your Holy Spirit. Let her not get tired of doing what is right for after a while sh shall reap a harvest of blessing, if she does not get discouraged and if she doesn’t give up! [See Galations 6:9]
In Jesus precious name!! Amen!!!gsimoninPrayers: 3885Requests: 29
March 27, 2020 at 11:35 am
Today, Lord, we pray for our sister, gbowden7, to fully see and accept that the idea of “happily ever after” is a made-up story, promoted by Disney, and often not real life. Don’t get me wrong: there are some wonderful Christian men. However, overall, most men cannot fulfill all the dreams and desires of their wives. The true “prince” is the Prince of Peace. As she seeks You, Lord, You will be found and You will meet her needs. This we pray. Blessings, gailpattysyellowbusPrayers: 1591Requests: 13
March 30, 2020 at 7:16 am
Heard song from Mercy Me: Almost Home and prayed for you. Praying that God’s clarity comes. Hugs to you ❤️
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