Pray for a young family that may be abusing their children
jtjanzing84Prayers: 2Requests: 2
June 20, 2019 at 6:05 pm
We are in difficult family situation and we are desperate for wisdom, discernment, courage and hope. Our daughter has been married for 7 1/2 years. From the start, their marriage was rocky due to her husband’s angry outbursts, but we didn’t know the extent of the conflicts until they had been married a year. Our daughter is very gentle and quiet and was raised in our quiet home. Her husband was raised in many homes: grandmothers, mother, father, step parents. He is confused and insecure about marriage and parenthood. Our daughter began to share much more of the troubles when they had a baby and he was a few months old. She was afraid to leave her baby with her husband. Her husband had thrown her cat against the wall and broken some of her things during angry outbursts. Our daughter refused to leave or get help. We also discovered at that time that she was sexually molested as a preschooler. She refused the counseling help we offered. She fights depression and anxiety and we had been through counseling when she was a teenager.
As time progressed, the problems got worse. Her husband began a game addiction for hours on his phone and then flirtations with women online that progressed to the point of planning to meet. We also saw a hole in a wall that he had punched and heard about our grandson being spanked with a belt for, what seemed to us, minor offenses. Our grandson is closely controlled about food intake, use of the bathroom and when he is allowed to come out of his room. We intervened and they were separated for 3 weeks, however, that is all. They came back together with some accountability at their local church. They are both believers. This worked fairly well for about two years, then they moved to a new city.
The marriage seems to be better as far as we can tell, but now we have had two incidents, one in person and one on videochat , when there now 2 little boys cried because their daddy was coming home after being gone for a few days at work. The older boy, the more active of the two, has also been locked in his room, away from parents and bathroom. It has been difficult to discern for how long, but possibly for a lengthy period. We do not have enough evidence to call authorities, and we fear our daughter may still be having some sort of abuse as well since she is agreeing to this overly strict discipline. We are clueless about what to do or where to turn. We are fasting and praying to God on Tuesday. Please join us. Pray for protection, help, mentoring, hope, wisdom and more. Thank you!felixculpa723Prayers: 852Requests: 4
June 20, 2019 at 8:49 pm
Heavenly Father, I stand before you first seeking your wisdom in my prayers I bring before you on behalf of this family. I rest on the assurance that situations that may confound human wisdom are of no difficulty to you. Father, I pray for the safety of the mother and children in this family. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I pray that Satan would be bound from any further harm to or influence over this family. I ask that you take up battle against the forces of evil that seek to enslave this family. In the name of Jesus, the holy conqueror of evil , I pray that Satan’s plan to hurt and destroy this family will be exposed to the light of your truth so that the power of darkness is totally defused and destroyed once the plan sees the light of day. I pray that these forces of evil will be totally defeated and cast into the pit of hell so that each member of this family can heal from the hurts of their past. Father, have mercy on this family, and do not leave any detail of this complicated and heart wrenching situation unattended by your ministering angels. Father, release the grip of evil over this home, and lead this family in your pathway of healing and reconciliation. I pray that your truth would be like a neon light over this home and each member of this family so that evil will be completely defeated.jtjanzing84Prayers: 2Requests: 2
June 20, 2019 at 9:43 pm
Thank you! Your prayer is helping me to pray again!pattysyellowbusPrayers: 745Requests: 10
June 23, 2019 at 5:17 am
Abba, Father! Standing in agreement with the above prayer. You are holy O Lord, and we Praise Your Name! Father, please intervene in this situation as the saints cry out to You! We need You, O Lord, for You are God and no other! Help me, O Lord to be still and listen.felixculpa723Prayers: 852Requests: 4
June 23, 2019 at 4:09 pm
Father, I thank you that you prompted me return to your holy altar, asking that you would intervene on behalf of all members of this family so that healing can begin, and also so we can be assured of the physical and emotional safety of this mother and the children.l.l.arruplenPrayers: 144Requests: 6
June 23, 2019 at 5:25 pm
Abba, Father! First thank you for the prayers of your saints. By your grace I stand with them in praying for the physical and spiritual safety of these children and their entire family.
Dear Lord, it is so easy for us to get weighed down by the grief that these situations stir up inside and then be left feeling helpless. But Father, Yours is not a Spirit of helplessness but a Spirit of freedom and power by which we can call out to You as our Abba, Father and look to You expectantly and with confidence, knowing that You delight in granting us those things that align with Your will for us.
Father, Your will is that we love You and love others as we are loved by You. May You breathe Your Life, Your Light and Your Love into this situation. Save these children from the darkness that seeks to claim them. Save these parents that have been blinded by the shadows and lies of the Enemy. Heal the wounds that have been inflicted on all parties. Speak courage, strength and wisdom to these grandparents. As Your children we as this in Your precious name. Amen!!felixculpa723Prayers: 852Requests: 4
June 24, 2019 at 7:47 pm
Heavenly Father, I return to your throne on behalf of this family. Protect this mother and children from any abuse. If legal intervention is required, I pray that the mother and children are not harmed or become the subjects of retaliation. Lord God, I submit wholly to your wisdom in how to restore this husband and still protect his family.gsimoninPrayers: 1997Requests: 16
June 25, 2019 at 6:20 pm
Standing in agreement with these prayers for this father, mother, and children. Lord, protect them all and especially the children from their father when he is violent. Give courage and strength to the mother to also stand up for her children and seek to protect them above all else. Lord, my heart hurts for these innocent children who think their parents are right, maybe even when they’re not.
jtjanzing84 – Pray for God’s wisdom, which He will give you when you ask for the next things I am going to say to you. These are hard. I was an abused child and I can tell you, that whatever you have seen and heard already, your grandchildren are being exposed to much, much more when no one is looking. Guaranteed. I do not understand why your daughter stays with a violent man, unless, perhaps she also is being abused. I pray not. However, I plead with you to go to the authorities for what you personally have witnessed with regard to your grandchildren. It’s abusive to prevent a child from using the bathroom and to severely restrict their food intake. They need food, and lots of it, to grow and develop. In California, the authorities who have jurisdiction over children are Child Protective Services CPS. Call them and tell them what you know. Or, call the police. Your grandchildren need help. If their mother cannot or is unwilling to help them, please, please you step up and be their Champion.
I was happy to hear that your daughter and son in law were getting help and there was some improvement. But now that the violence has returned, the next step is going to be even harder. Do it. Without more intervention, things are likely to only get worse. I will be praying every day for each person involved. God grant you His wisdom about what is your next right step. ~gailgsimoninPrayers: 1997Requests: 16
June 25, 2019 at 10:10 pm
jtjanzing84 – I spoke with my sister this afternoon. She is a CASA (court appointed special advocate) for children. I briefly told her your prayer request as she and I are part of a women’s prayer group. We all prayed for you. When I described your family’s situation, she rose out of her chair and said, “That doesn’t need to be prayed over. The authorities need to be called TODAY!” The other women in our group agreed. Please report back to us any updates. ~gailgsimoninPrayers: 1997Requests: 16
June 26, 2019 at 9:59 am
Sister jtjanzing84 – I also shared your prayer request with my husband, who also listens to DAB and was an educator for 37 years, and his response was to encourage you to call the authorities today. Let them do their job of investigating. Lord, give our sister the strength to do what must be done to help these children and their mother. ~gailgsimoninPrayers: 1997Requests: 16
June 27, 2019 at 2:00 am
Sister – Please understand that if your grandchild(ren) are crying at the thought of their daddy coming home, because they are afraid of him – this is not normal. This is exactly opposite what you would expect a child to do. This is a clear indication that something is very wrong in their home. They need you to help them. Call the authorities and let them do the investigation to determine what has/is happening. In the future, I want you to be able to look into the faces of your sweet grandchildren and tell them honestly that you did everything possible to help them.
Father, please help our sister. Give her wisdom, discernment and courage to do what is hard, and so needed. ~gaile_richar2003Prayers: 46Requests: 1
June 27, 2019 at 6:33 am
Lord God, please intervene in the lives of this family. Cause the hearts to turn to you. Please allow your healing to take place. If the children need to be removed, please allow them to be placed where your love is felt and healing to take place. Help the husband and wife get the help that they need. Encourage the grandparents if possible to get the grandchildren during this difficult time. Speak Lord God.gsimoninPrayers: 1997Requests: 16
June 28, 2019 at 12:54 am
Tonight Father, I pray that if dad is in a bad, angry mood, I pray that he doesn’t go home and terrorize his wife and children. Let him go home with a buddy, one who will encourage him to do the right things in Your eyes. I pray he even have the courage to let his wife know where he is and who he is with and why he is staying overnight somewhere else. ~gailgsimoninPrayers: 1997Requests: 16
June 28, 2019 at 10:41 am
As this new day dawns, shine Your light into this husband/father’s heart and mind. Help him clearly see what he has been doing and saying has been completely wrong, hurtful and harmful. Break his heart, Lord so he can turn away from his sinful behaviors. Amen. ~gailjaynisellersPrayers: 1Requests: 1
June 30, 2019 at 8:39 am
Lifting all the family to our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God. May he cover his children with his blood and protection. God we ask for wisdom and understanding to your daughter may our Father who is Faithful and sovereign help this dad with his own issues and outbursts to seek guidance in the name of Jest Christ. Amen.gsimoninPrayers: 1997Requests: 16
June 30, 2019 at 9:44 am
Cover them Lord, with Your Presence, with Your holiness, with Your righteousness, Lord Jesus, cover them. ~gailgsimoninPrayers: 1997Requests: 16
July 1, 2019 at 11:07 am
Today Lord, we pray this mom that she will see clearly what has been happening is not good and not right. Give her the strength and fortitude of a mama bear willing to defend her cubs at the cost of her life. Help her stand up to the abuse, or get away from it. Whatever it takes, Lord. Please be the Champion for these helpless children. ~gailgsimoninPrayers: 1997Requests: 16
July 2, 2019 at 1:49 am
Tonight Lord, I pray that You hold back the violent hand of this father and prevent him from striking his wife or children, or in any way threatening them. Grab his wrist, if You must, and overwhelm him with sorrow at what he has been doing. We pray for godly sorrow and full repentance. ~gailgracemisunkimPrayers: 13Requests: 1
July 2, 2019 at 2:31 am
Lord! Be with this woman and her children. Give her the desire to seek Your wisdom to do what is Godly for her children and herself. Give her the strength to listen to You and to follow You, no matter how difficult or painful. I pray for the husband that you will show him the errors of his ways. Bring him to repentance and heal the family. Be the Master of all.gsimoninPrayers: 1997Requests: 16
July 3, 2019 at 10:48 am
Today Father, I bring this wife and mother before You, asking that You set her free from the cage she has been locked into. Set her free to get help for herself and her children. ~gailgsimoninPrayers: 1997Requests: 16
July 4, 2019 at 9:19 am
We bring this family before You today, Lord, and humbly ask that You gather other believers around them to help them live life better. Whatever it takes, Father, we ask that You bring it to pass. ~gailgsimoninPrayers: 1997Requests: 16
July 5, 2019 at 10:32 am
Today Lord, we pray that these grandchildren will be able to spend a long weekend with their grandparents in safety and enjoy some fun. ~gailjessie.e.sheldonPrayers: 2Requests: 0
July 5, 2019 at 2:13 pm
I lift up this family in prayer before you. Place guardian angels around these children and around this family. Give these grandparents wisdom and insight. Open a door so that these children may be placed in their grandparents care until it is safe for them to return home. Speak to this mother, put on her heart that she needs to reach out to the family around her so that her children may be safe. Give these grandparents courage in calling the police if their daughter wont protect her children and asking the police to do a welfare check on the children. Speak to me in my role as a CASA Supervisor in providing this family with good advise and support. I pray that you would destroy the attacks the evil one has made on this family. In Jesus name, JessiegsimoninPrayers: 1997Requests: 16
July 6, 2019 at 11:49 am
AMEN Jessie! Your advice is exactly what my sister, also a CASA worker, has advised.
I’ve witnessed another family in a similar situation and it took the 2 grandmothers to go to the police together to get help for their grandchildren. It was very difficult. All 4 children were removed from the home on the same day, the youngest being 5 months old. The oldest son was being physically and mentally abused by his father, the two girls were sexually abused. Their mother was trapped as an abused wife, unable to get help for herself or her children. The legal process went on for years. Eventually, all 4 children were adopted, and the 3 oldest chose to change their name. It was only after much court intervention and a severing of parental ties that the mom was finally able to leave her abuser husband. I say God Bless those grandmothers! Each of them can listen to the pain their grandchildren endured and can honestly say that when they suspected something was wrong, they did everything possible to help the kids. Today the oldest boy has graduated high school and is going on to become a fireman. God bless his way forward! And God bless and heal all of their wounds. ~gailgsimoninPrayers: 1997Requests: 16
July 19, 2019 at 10:22 am
Father, Your heart is tender towards all abused people – especially mothers and children. Today we pray and take a stand against any and all abuse in this family. Let no abusive word or action occur today against any one person in this family. Protect the children, Lord, and let them know that You are with them. ~gail
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