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  1. young_workinprogress

    A prayer for help from trouble

    These past two years have been extremely difficult for me. I won't go into detail about my testimony but I would like to address the fact that my brother who I was really close to was murdered two years ago, a year later my grandma (who was also my best friend and biggest supporter) was diagnosed with cancer passed away two weeks ago. I feel like I'm drowning and I can't breathe. My grandma loved Jesus with all her heart, and despite her circumstances she kept her faith that God would bring her through her illness. My grandma prayed for me everyday and night, and as though now I have no one praying for me. I feel lost, and robbed of love, because my grandma and brother were two people who selflessly loved me and always put how I felt before their own feelings. As my grandma lay in hospice three weeks ago she tried to comfort me as I was crying, even though she couldn't even eat, her whole body was swollen and the cancer was overtaking her body. I recently done something really stupid, and no I'm not using my difficult life as an excuse, but it would really mean a lot to me if I could have someone (it doesn't have to two, three, four or many) just one strong believer to pray for my deliverance from sinful ways, and to be guarded and protected.
  2. I am starting a Bible study where I live (I am not telling where) because I felt god leading me like, a couple weeks ago in that direction. Trouble is, I'm in middle school and this is for youth girls in middle-to-high school so idk if high schoolers will listen to me, and I'm very shy and don't know if I will do good with leading (but a really awesome senior is helping out and so is my mom so that helps) and I don't know where to get good resources (a lot of resources require getting expensive books for every person there and I can't afford that :/). SO I may need a lot of prayer (i didn't know where to post this: here or in prayer stuff). If it's not too much trouble, please pray that the bible study will impact many lives and that God will help me lead the study and give me wisdom to do the right things. And also if anyone knows where to get good resources that would help loads. Well, goodbye for now!
  3. I am starting a Bible study where I live because I felt God leading me in that direction. Trouble is, I'm in middle school and this is for youth girls in middle-to-high school so idk if high schoolers will listen to me because I'm young, and I'm very shy and don't know if I will do well leading a bunch of teenagers, but a really awesome senior is helping out and so is my mom so that helps. And I don't know where to get good resources online. My dad (the youth pastor at our church) showed me some good sites for that kind of stuff, but a lot of resources require getting expensive books for every person there and I can't afford that :/. SO I may need a lot of prayer (i didn't know where to post this: here or in prayer requests). If it's not too much trouble, please pray that the Bible study will impact many lives and that God will help me lead the study and give me wisdom to do the right things. And also if anyone knows where to get good resources that would help loads. Well, goodbye for now!
  4. Hey there! Hope you are all doing well For those who do not know me, I am 16 years old and am a new believer in Christ! There is still a lot for me to learn and I'm definitely hoping to grow in my faith and become closer to God. So I have heard that there are many things that hinders our prayers from God that keeps God from listening to our prayers. And one of the main reasons for that is, unconfessed sin. And so, I definitely do have a lot of questions about that. 1. How can we know 100% FOR SURE that God is listening to our prayers? That our prayers will definitely reach heaven and that God will answer them? 2. Yes, we can ask God for forgiveness in our sins. But what if we have sins that we have not confessed to God because they were done a long time ago that we completely forgot about them? 3. Can you ask God to simply “forgive all your sins” or do you need to state specifically what it is? 4. When we accept Jesus as our Savior, all our sins are supposedly forgiven. That means past, present, and future sins. So do we still need to confess our sins all the time even though we are already forgiven because we accepted Christ? 5. And lastly, this one is a bit complicated. I knew that things such as homosexuality, lust, and psychics are sinful. But look at this: http://list25.com/25-normal-things-the-bible-forbids-but-we-still-do/1/I had no clue that eating lobster, snails, cheeseburgers, or pork (this one actually made sense though) were sinful? Or wearing ripped jeans or polyester is also sinful? So does that mean I need to just stop eating/wearing those things and confess all those things to God because I have done all things too many times? But I love eating lobster and I have lots of cute clothes in my wardrobe that are polyester material? So I guess God wants me to throw out my clothes made out of polyester? And if I keep wearing those clothes, apparently it is sinful and that my prayers will be hindered because I wear polyester? Sorry it is a lot, just that when I pray, I don't want to have any doubts that God isn't listening to me. Thanks so much!
  5. PlasmaHam

    Policeman's Prayer

    "POLICEMAN'S PRAYER" When I start my tour of duty God, Wherever crime may be, as I walk the darkened streets alone, Let me be close to thee. Please give me understanding with both the young and old. Let me listen with attention until their story's told. Let me never make a judgment in a rash or callous way, but let me hold my patience let each man have his say. Lord if some dark and dreary night, I must give my life, Lord, with your everlasting love protect my children and my wife. I just happened to find this poem recently in a little devotional book. With all the Dallas and now Baton Rouge shootings, I feel this poem sympathizes with the police and the struggles they are enduring currently.
  6. Jesusismyticket

    The Anniversary

    I am not really sure what to ask you to pray for...but just pray I guess...? On this day in 2009, my eldest brother passed away. He was disabled from birth. He could never walk or talk. He was 15 going on 16. His brain began to grow into his spinal cord, and it made him weak enough he certainly could not get through swine flu, which most of us consider God being merciful on him so he did not suffer everything. Just pray, for my family, him, whatever. His name is Jarrod.
  7. So um... My depression and anxiety has been acting up very badly lately...I've been in a very bad place mentally and I am asking for prayers because right now I am accepting that I don't think I can fight this on my own right now...I've had several close to suicide attempt breakdowns and I don't even know what my head is doing up there. so just a few prayers...thank you...
  8. Jesusismyticket

    A homeschool group

    So you all know I've had a little struggle in social groups. Well someone recently recommended me to a Catholic Homeschool Community group within my area. I've entered the group and should be going to my first 'event' for it sometime this week. Please pray it goes well?
  9. I wanted to make a prayer request for myself. But it's nothing serious like other people's. I've just been dealing with serious depression and I recently got out of the hospital after an overdose. Since being back on campus, things have sucked. I've been having thoughts of self harming again. The last time was the first week of July. It's so hard. Anyways, I know my problem isn't as big as some other people's, but it still would be nice
  10. Hello, I am a Christian and spirituality scholar from Newfoundland, Canada. Most every day, when I have my shower and I am clean and collected, I pray for what I am thankful for. Looking through the forums, I have found that there are many people who share the practice like I do. I was wondering if any of you would be interested in telling me more about your prayer customs and what it means to communicate yourself with the spiritual. When and where do you like to pray? I am very eager to hear everyone's personal narratives. thank you so much!
  11. Faithful Kevin

    The laying of hands (Discussion)

    The laying of hands I have a few points I would like others in the faith to discuss about. Is it biblical for anyone to call people forth for prayer after the preaching has finished? Is it biblical to pray for one another while laying a hand on another person's forehead? Is it biblical for one to use olive oil or oil of annointing on someone or something in prayer? (Other than for curing the sick?) Is frantic, headbanging, hairwhipping, shaking, revolutionized movement biblical or a manifestation of the Holy Spirit? Is it biblical to "run, laugh, shout, jump" in the Spirit? Is it biblical to speak tounges in jibberish or weird babbeling? "Bababababababa!" Is it biblical to enforce tithes? My indignation.
  12. pastorjagan

    URGENT PRAYER REQUEST

    Dear brothers and sisters PLEASE DO PRAY FOR MY OLDER SON SAM FRANKLIN WHO IS HAVING SEVERE COUGH AND COLD AND FEVER AND OTHER BODY ACHE PLEASE PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM AND HE DOES NOT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE. HOPE YOUR PRAYERS WOULD BRING GREAT HEALING ON HIS BODY AND HEALING UPON IT. YOUR BROTHER JAGAN PASTOR
  13. I've just recently joined these forums to seek answers and help. I'm 15 year old Catholic (sort of) female and I would need help from someone who will understand me. I've grown up in a good, Christian family since birth, which consists of just my mom and me. I've been going to Catholic school since I was only 5 years old and have been consistently going to Mass every Sunday and once a week at school. I would just ask my mother or Religious Ed. teacher for help, but I'm afraid if I tell them I'm losing faith, they'll judge me or get angry with me, so here I am, writing on a Christian forum. Basically, I don't think I believe in God anymore. But I want to. I want to be able to fully trust and pray to Him, but I can't do it without some sort of doubt. Since last year when I started my Confirmation training, I have put a lot of thought into my faith and where I stand and have found that I don't truly believe anymore, regardless of how often I go to Mass or how many religion classes I take. Now, don't get me wrong, I WANT to be able to believe and I want to be able to confide in God but I just can't bring myself to believe that Jesus performed all these impossible miracles and rose from the dead. Now, don't get me wrong, I WANT to believe, but my scientific and logical mind has gotten the better of me. I keep thinking "Well you can't rise from the dead. That's scientifically impossible!" or "Unless Jesus was some sort of magician, he couldn't have turned some fish and a loaf of bread into food for thousands," and I just don't want to think that way anymore. Over the past 2 years, I have found my Religion textbook as just a book of fables and stories. I have found the Church as a group of people with endless laws and restraints. AND I DON"T WANT TO THINK LIKE THIS. However, I will say this. I have had an extreme fear of flying on planes ever since I was little. So although I don't think I actively believe in God, I always find myself desperately saying every prayer I know in 2 different languages over and over again as the plane flies. This always seems to make me calm down, but the thing is, I don't want to be one of those people that only believes in God when they need Him or are in trouble. I don't want to be selfish enough to only pray when I want something. I need to find a way to restore my beliefs, but I don't know how. Reading the Bible hasn't helped me much. I keep thinking that miracles are scientifically impossible and that doesn't help at all. Please help me? I'm in a tough point in my life where I really wish I had the faith enough to pray and actually believe in who I'm praying to. Is there some way I can help myself to believe in God?
  14. I recently moved into my gf's house who lives with her dad. We are 18 and have been together 10 months now. She told me today after a week of me being here that she feels uncomfortable with it all. I could see it in her but didn't have the chance to ask her about it. I really wanted to live here not only because sure I'd be closer to her, but I can be more independent and not feel alone like at my mom's house. Here's what I feel prayer for... to be able to continue to live at my gf's with her to become more comfortable with it, strength/will to comfort her better, and to be optimistic about it. For it be God's will that this is right even if it may be a bit early in our relationship, otherwise I don't have a place to go until I feel right about moving to my mom's again, so if it be God's will to have to move out that I find a place that suits me. Thanks and God bless.
  15. whisperonthewind

    Prayer

    Hi, for the past few years I have had trouble with a certain temptation. I have recently been giving in to it and everytime I find myself crying out to God that He will give me strenght the next time. But every 'next time' I give in. Please pray that I will have enough strength to resist
  16. I just really want to stop hating myself and find peace with myself. I want to stop being sad and lonely. Any prayers to ask God to give me some guidance to happiness would be beyond greatly appreciated. God bless! <3
  17. Mad_Dog

    Florida (Prayer request)

    Please pray for the people in South Carolina's coast and around the surrounding areas. My mom said Hurricane Irene is going to hit there on Friday.
  18. Sadlypoetic

    A prayer for my family.

    Sorry for being so vague but here goes. My family is having some isues and yeah there's money problems but that's not what I'm talking about. Arguing, resentment and such. There's is a history of violence and depression, a couple threatened suicides. There is a lot of medical problems both physical and mental going around and a lot of stress. Certan people should not be under said stress as it may worsen or aggravate medical conditions. There is also spiritual lacking spreading like wild fire which is very frustrating I think I have a good relationship with God but emotionally and spiritually I'm not always being given an example to follow by a lot of people I feel I should be. I know it will help me grow and I'll be a stronger person for it but somehow I don't think my family falling apart (not that they dont love each other we are very close and do love each other a lot)is Gods plan or good for me so I would apreciate if you guys would pray for us. And thanks for reading this:)
  19. sierra-smith

    Letters To God Challenge

    God gave me this idea for myself and thought I would share it with you guys:) Everyday for the next 30 days write a letter to God. It can be about anything, a prayer request, a thank you, or a simple 'Hey, what's up?' Once you write the letter seal it in an envelope, date it and put in a safe place. Personally, I thought it would be sort of cool (though you might think it nerdy) to make a 'Letters To God' box. My 'Letters To God' box is simply an old shoe box I had in my closet and I wrote 'Letters To God' on it. At the end of the 30 days you have the option to read letters from day 1 or continue writing. The purpose of this challenge is to make conversating with God something common in our daily lives and to see how God has answered our prayers. I hope that this is a refreshing experience that brings you closer to God
  20. sierra-smith

    Letters To God Challenge

    God gave me this idea for myself and thought I would share it with you guys:) Everyday for the next 30 days write a letter to God. It can be about anything, a prayer request, a thank you, or a simple 'Hey, what's up?' Once you write the letter seal it in an envelope, date it and put in a safe place. Personally, I thought it would be sort of cool (though you might think it nerdy) to make a 'Letters To God' box. My 'Letters To God' box is simply an old shoe box I had in my closet and I wrote 'Letters To God' on it. At the end of the 30 days you have the option to read letters from day 1 or continue writing. The purpose of this challenge is to make conversating with God something common in our daily lives and to see how God has answered our prayers. I hope that this is a refreshing experience that brings you closer to God.
  21. sierra-smith

    Prayer For My Church!!!

    We are in the process of building our own community center and we would really appreciate some prayer. So far we have the foundation layed, but we have to wait to continue building until after winter. We really need prayer because satan is fighting really hard against this. So, I would be grateful if you all would please pray!!!
  22. Dear Lord, on this Christmas day there's just one gift for which I pray Please watch over all dogs everywhere and bless them with someone to care Watch over the pups with plenty to eat and hungry strays out on the street Those getting treats each time they yap and those that struggle for every scrap Those that sleep on a nice soft bed Those with hard ground under their head Those that play with girls and boys and those that never have any toys Those kept clipped and brushed and clean and scruffy ones that don't smell too keen Those who get to ride in cars and those that sit behind cage bars Those that flunk obedience school Dig up the yard, snore and drool Chew up your stuff, chase the cat and still they're loved in spite of that And those that are as good as gold but left out to shiver in the cold Chained up and forgotten there they long for a warm home to share Please God, on this Christmas night help show more people what is right For each dog they meet, to do their best And send your comfort to all the rest.
  23. my brother is in the ICU after taking about 100 pills that could have easily killed him. he was found about 24 hours after taking the pills on friday and has been in the hospital for about 15 hours. just 1 of the pills he took has the strength to knock out a horse, by all means he should be dead. he was in a comma but has now sortof come out of it, just not fully. every time he starts to come out of it too much he is re-sedated to allow his body to heal. he should be a brain dead vegetable given the fact that he is alive. this is not the case. he is aware of our presence there. he can hear and comprehend almost everything we say. he cried when mom was talking about grandpa and got a grin on his face whenever something funny was said. he even tried to open his eyes a couple of times and he tried to sit up, then he was re-sedated, several times. he seemed happiest when i was talking to him. it was obvious that he was listening to me the most intently because his respiration would spike whenever i spoke. that sad thing is, i could barely speak seeing him in that condition. i knew that he was alive and that he could hear me, but seeing him just laying their with all sorts of tubes going into his body in various places, and all the monitors, etc. it is hard to imagine that he is even human anymore. now i may not be christian, but i still believe in the power of prayer, so please pray for him.
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