Young man arrested (gs)
gsimoninPrayers: 2260Requests: 17
August 21, 2019 at 1:51 pm
My heart is heavy in bringing this prayer request. A young man that we know has been arrested for the sexual assault of a minor. Pray for him, his parents, the judge. It’s difficult to find the words. It is heartbreaking for everyone involved and all who know him. Thank you, Prayer Warriors. ~gaildeckardPrayers: 11Requests: 4
August 21, 2019 at 4:09 pm
Heavenly Father, I lift up this young man to you. Only You can mend his heart and only You can provide healing in this family and in the family of this young man. I ask for intercession in the life of this young man, bring him peace and comfort during this difficult time. I pray that this incident will help him draw nearer to you and that your name be glorified. We proclaim victory in this situation Heavenly Father and we thank you for what you are going to do in advance for you know our needs even before we know them. We rebuke in the name of Jesus, any assignment and any weapon formed against this young man and his family, for we battle not against flesh and blood but against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Lord there is nothing impossible for you.. manifest yourself to this man and his family. This we ask, in the power of your precious name, Amensheila.tolsonPrayers: 2485Requests: 24
August 21, 2019 at 5:37 pm
Father in the name of Jesus ,
I bring the precious young minor that the accused young man to your throne of Grace. My heart weeps for this child and grieves for the act done. Lord please heal this child. I pray for this child as if he or she were my own . Lord the defilement of an innocent soul is one that grieves you , so please heal this child. O God please let whatever has happened to this child NEVER happen again!! Let not the enemy use this as an open door for future attacks!! Please rebuke the enemy! Please protect this child.
Lord look upon the young man and have mercy on him. I pray that whatever has happened will never happen again. May you forgive him and heal all those who love him including healing of his heart. I pray above all else that this man will come to the TRUE saving grace and one day minister to young men so they don’t end up in such a terrible situation.
Have mercy Lord.. wipe away the tears of many that are now affected .felixculpa723Prayers: 1030Requests: 5
August 21, 2019 at 6:25 pm
Heavenly Father, I lay on your altar this man and young woman who need you now more than ever. These two are children, your son and your daughter, both of whom you love more than we could ever fathom. I pray this night that you will speak to them and reveal to them your divine plan for their lives. I pray that you are able to penetrate their fear and embrace them with your love. Let this man seek your forgiveness, your mercy and your grace. Hold her in your arms, and heal this daughter from all harm she has experienced. Father, I ask that your truth and your truth alone is revealed in the legal proceedings. I pray that all parties will speak only truth in every word they speak about these accusations. I ask that you would speak your infinite wisdom into the hearts and minds of the attorneys and judge, along with the measure of mercy that you determine is just. I pray that your peace will permeate the man, the young woman and their families. I pray that you will redeem this tragic circumstance with your love and healing powers over all of the persons involved. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I ask that you protect these children and their families from the lies, attacks and destruction of Satan. Let your cleansing, redemptive blood extend to this man, this young woman and their families. I pray that you will raise up prayer warriors to cover both of these families in prayer. We wait expectantly for you to work and move in this situation. We praise you for your great love and mercy that we see in action every second of every day.pattysyellowbusPrayers: 932Requests: 10
August 22, 2019 at 4:10 am
Abba, Father! You are HOLY. I pray with our brothers and sisters for this man and young woman. For the man to repent of his sin and look to You for forgiveness. For the young woman, healing from this assault and forgiveness in her heart to help others through these situations. O Lord, in some ways it is hard to be reminded every day that we are not home yet as we reach out to those who need intercession. Some sins are hard to deal with, O Lord in our humanness. Father, we reach out to You for supernatural wisdom and strength to seek You as we pray. Help us O Lord, and guide us into Your everlasting arms. Praise Your Name!gsimoninPrayers: 2260Requests: 17
August 22, 2019 at 10:53 am
Thank you all for your prayers. I suspect this is going to be a long term issue as the legal proceedings progress. For now, we know that he is in jail.
Lord, have Your way in the lives of him and her – you know their names – shower each of them with Your love, mercy, and forgiveness. I pray that his heart is broken over his sin, that he repent and resolve to never do such a thing again. Provide him the help that he needs to make a success of his life.
Lord, bless her and restore her innocence. Redeem this horrible, terrible act for Your glory. ~gailgsimoninPrayers: 2260Requests: 17
August 23, 2019 at 10:28 am
Update: a newspaper article came out yesterday saying that there was more than one victim, that they were members of our church, and that some of the abuse happened at our church facility.
Lord, forgive us our sins.
I pray every victim comes forward, that true justice will prevail, healing for each and every victim, that the Lord would purify Jacob’s heart, mind and soul. Lord, stay very close to his parents, family and friends. Help them understand that they are not responsible for his sinful acts. Help our pastors appropriately guide our congregation through this terrible time. ~gailsheila.tolsonPrayers: 2485Requests: 24
August 23, 2019 at 10:37 am
Very sad how parents do everything in their power to raise up godly children and then such a thing happens. May these parents never blame themselves for the actions of their son.
God has done everything in his power to give us a choice of right or wrong . May we always choose that which is right .
May the truth prevail, the captives be set free and those that have been damaged by the act be healed by the almighty God.gsimoninPrayers: 2260Requests: 17
August 24, 2019 at 12:46 pm
Lord, today we lay prostrate before Your throne, our clothes torn, covered with the ashes of mourning for these sins. We pray for wisdom, truth, and grace to be abundant tomorrow as we gather together for worship. Help our pastors and leaders guide our congregation appropriately.
It is likely that we know most, if not all, the “kids” involved. Lord, I pray that every girl affected will come forward and tell their story.
This is a terrible thing. All children should enjoy an innocent childhood. And, we adults, around them must do everything to protect them as best we can.
We pray for Your continuing work in Jacob’s life. On social media there have been many mean, hateful things said about and to him. I stopped reading them. We pray that Jacob’s consequences be appropriate.
However, all this has been very destructive to the cause of Christ. Lord, redeem this situation so as to repair and replace this destruction with Your strength and power. I don’t know how You do this, but I pray You do. Work through our congregation so our response is appropriate, godly, and just. May the message spread all over town and abroad be of Your love and forgiveness for each one of us sinners. Let our mind be the mind of Christ, and our response comes directly from Your heart. May the media report this as well and be astounded, not by us, but by You. Break our hearts for what breaks Yours. ~gailcarlalovestheoceanPrayers: 2Requests: 3
August 24, 2019 at 3:42 pm
Honestly, my prayer is primarily for the victims If this young man committed these crimes Lord, then justice is yours! If this young man committed these crimes, may you have mercy on his soul but that he repent and give restitution to his victims. These crimes are sin and they must be pointed out.gsimoninPrayers: 2260Requests: 17
August 25, 2019 at 10:14 am
Yes Carla, I agree.
Lord, be very close to our church family as we gather this morning. I pray that Jacob’s parents come and allow us to mourn with them, and to offer them our loving support.
Lord, may Your Spirit guide each girl wounded by Jacob’s actions come forward, be believed, be loved on, be given legal, emotional and spiritual help. ~gailfelixculpa723Prayers: 1030Requests: 5
August 25, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Heavenly Father, we are all your children. As much as we know we live in a fallen world, as much as we know that Satan prowls about seeking whom he may devour, it still hurts us and grieves us when the ravages of sin lie close to our home, even our church home. Father, we need you in our lives as never before. We pray for the healing of all of the victims of this abuse, and that this incident will not cause any to fall away from the faith. We pray that Jacob will fall on his knees before you and seek your forgiveness. Give him the strength to acknowledge his sins and accept the punishment that the legal system will mete out. Let Jacob turn from his sin, seek treatment and healing, and use this imprisonment as a time to draw close to you, Father. I pray, also, for this church, and ask that you would heal this body of Christ so that they would be able to turn this tragedy into an opportunity to be a blessing to their community as never before. Let them shine as a beacon of light to their community on account of their transparency and their role in supporting the healing of these children. I pray that you would anoint their leaders with the words to speak to their congregation and their community that will demonstrate the faith and love you have entrusted to them. In all things, Father, may Jesus Christ be glorified!sheila.tolsonPrayers: 2485Requests: 24
August 26, 2019 at 12:33 pm
Please protect all our children from the hands of those that want to violate them . Please PROTECT the innocence of children all over the world. When such abuse occurs in the church , it sends a very bad signal to the rest of the unbelievers . Father I repent on behalf of the body of Christ. Such sins should NOT be happening in the body of Christ . Lord we have to call sin for what it is and not pamper it. Lord you hate sin and anything you hate I HATE too.
Lord save the body of Christ . Save us and may we not be CONFORMED to the patterns of this fallen world.. May the church be a REFUGE where people can bring their families without having to worry if someone will violate their innocent children.
Have mercy Lord !! Heal this church where abuse has happened… the enemy sure has come as a FLOOD! I pray Lord that you will raise up a standard against the enemy! I pray that now people will be OPEN to speak out and speak the TRUTH … we cannot live a lie . Truth must spoken out and all violations must be exposed so this sin does NOT continue.
Have mercy Lord I pray
In Jesus name I ask
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August 31, 2019 at 11:43 am
Update: Virtually nothing was said at church about this issue other than the pastors are working in cooperation with the local police, and that they cannot talk about the details since the investigation is on-going. Ironically, it is not our senior pastor that is taking the lead on this, which confuses me.
My husband and I spoke to Jacob’s dad after service, as you can imagine he’s heartbroken. Mom is too but is dealing with it by keeping to herself. I understand this response. Pray that the women’s prayer group I am part of are given wisdom about when and where we can reach out to the mom. We love her and want to show her this.
Lord, help each and every girl who was victimized by Jacob come forward and tell their story. In this bring them healing and the ability to move forward. Provide to them a Second Virginity and confidence in You that all will be well in their lives.
Father, You know the ministries our church has been involved in for years. You know all the good front-page press these ministries have received. And now this smaller article has become much more damaging than those 30 years of good done for and with our community. Some people in the community are saying this is exactly why they don’t come to church, because there are pedophiles there, and the church cannot be trusted to protect children, that the people in the church are just a bunch of sickos. Lord, help each of us understand that our sin affects everyone and the cause of Christ.
You, who hunt prey for the lioness and satisfy the lions’ hunger; You who provide food for the raven, You, O Lord, work through this terrible sin and redeem it all to Your glory. ~gailgsimoninPrayers: 2260Requests: 17
September 9, 2019 at 9:36 am
Today Prayer Warriors your prayers are urgently needed: Jacob’s hearing is today. Pray for him, his parents, the victims, their parents, for the attorneys, and the judge. Pray that TRUTH comes to light and that the decisions made today will be in each person’s best interest. Lord, strengthen the parents to be able to hear and absorb what evidence is brought into court today. We pray that Jacob fall on his knees in godly sorrow and repentance. We pray that each victim will receive Your blessing of emotional and physical healing. May Your will be done today in this courtroom, Father. Amen. ~gailsheila.tolsonPrayers: 2485Requests: 24
September 9, 2019 at 4:56 pm
I ask for your mercies. This is such a difficult case due to the nature of the offense. Have mercy Lord I ask. Bring healing Lord .. please.
In Jesus name I pray
AmengsimoninPrayers: 2260Requests: 17
September 10, 2019 at 10:48 am
Lord, have Your way in the lives of each and every person affected by this case. ~gailfelixculpa723Prayers: 1030Requests: 5
September 10, 2019 at 5:43 pm
Heavenly Father, we ask for your guidance as we intercede on behalf of this young man and any he harmed. Have mercy on this son you created in your own image. Let him repent before you, and be completely healed of the evil that enticed him into a sinful pursuit. Likewise, heal each young person who was harmed as the result of this sinful behavior. Guide them to the counseling and treatment that they need to continue with a spiritual relationship with you. Father, prompt us to continue our intercessory prayer, and let your Holy Spirit pray the prayers that we cannot pray.gsimoninPrayers: 2260Requests: 17
September 11, 2019 at 10:46 am
Update: The hearing took place. The man remains in custody.
Lord, we pray for all the victims to come forward and tell their story. We pray they are believed and for healing to begin. Help them receive appropriate counseling. ~gailfelixculpa723Prayers: 1030Requests: 5
September 12, 2019 at 1:47 pm
Heavenly Father, I stand before your throne again today with many petitions. I pray that you would reach down to this young man, and show him the right path of truth and repentance he should follow. I pray for the safety, security and family support for the young women he has harmed, and pray that damage to these victims can be repaired. I pray for the strength and resilience of the pastors and congregation of this church as they grieve and heal from the wound inflicted by this young man. Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I command that the evil one flee from this church and that any designs to cripple the mission of this church will be completely destroyed. Let the love of Christ defeat the deception and perversion of Satan and his demons. Father, preserve and protect the testimony of this body of believers. Lead many saints to your prayer altar to pray for this entire situation.gsimoninPrayers: 2260Requests: 17
September 13, 2019 at 1:38 pm
Yes, I agree, brother Felix. Lord, give us Your wisdom to know what is the next best step for our congregation to take in terms of protecting our kids MORE and for the community at large to be aware of what we are doing so the name of Christ is NOT tarnished by one person’s sin. We need You, Lord, every hour we need you. ~gail
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