When is the last time you asked someone to pray for you?
We have a way of qualifying things in our minds, don’t we? This isn’t big enough to ask others to care about. This isn’t as worthy as her issue — she’s sick after all. I don’t want to bother them or bog them down with my issue.
We’re so afraid of being a burden. Or a kill-joy. Of being ___(Fill in the blank).
So, we press on, and buck-up and — feel all alone. A singular person on our own deserted island.
Some of you are struggling today. The load feels back-breaking. The situation feels excruciating. Your mind can’t think about it anymore. You feel like you live in a fog now.
And you’re fending this and facing this, all alone?
This morning, I opened the most blessed email from a reader. She said, “Kelly, I want to encourage you. . . .I felt like you needed prayer.” In it, she included some verses on her heart for me. It touched my heart.
Did I need prayer? Sometimes, we don’t even know what we need. We’ve been so much fighting in the battle that’s raging, we hardly realize we’re a bit bruised. The world will do that to us. But, she was right. I needed prayer and I didn’t even think to ask. . .
With this, I want to do two things today. . .
First, I want to ask you to pray for me and my family. Will you pray for direction? For breakthrough? For God’s providence in everything we face? For new friendships? And, a new fire in my heart — so that I can see through every single thing God has for me to do on Earth?
Second, I want to ask — how can I pray for you? I want you to reply to this email and let me know. I will not reply to your email (you can only imagine how many there will be). But, what I will absolutely do — is to stop and pray for every person who responds. I will say a prayer out loud for you, with God, when I get your response. I will stand with you. I will ask God on your behalf. I ask God to detour the enemy for you.
You are not alone. You are not on an island of despair. A sister stands with you. She loves you. And, so does God. I believe He will help you. I can’t wait to pray. I can’t wait to see what God Almighty — will do.
We are in this together.
“In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.” (Eph. 6:18 MSG)
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Hi Kelly, I rarely ask for prayers for myself. When I have though I can feel God working in my life at that very moment. I feel like I’m failing as a mother. And I’m having a hard time knowing what to do. I have this vision of my family but don’t know where to start in getting there. And my hypersomnia and ADHD always seem to be working against me. I’m regaining a closer walk with God, which I’m thankful for, but really tired and overwhelmed and lonely from being a widower and parenting alone for so long. Thanks for offering to pray. I prayed for you today. : )
Please pray for my mind. I truly need to let the mind of Christ dwell in me. Sometime my thoughts go where they shouldn’t. Courage to make a complete surrender. I need Gods leading and His direction. To know His will and joyfully accept it. Also my loneliness. I’d like to have someone special in my life, but again only if it’s the will of God. Faith to just believe that if God said it then I can believe it. Thank you
Good Morning, I would like you to pray with me and for me, breaking generational curses, strong holds and ever demonic spirit that try’ to come against my children and myself. Asking for a positive mindset and not keep dwelling on the things of the past, and being about to let go of things and people that’s not good to me or for me, giving me a patient and humble heart to wait for what the Lord has for me and to stop trying to do it and go about things my own way and time, pray that I will build my trust and faith in the Lord, Spiritual success, financial breakthrough, as well as educational success for my children and myself. Thank you and God Bless
Please pray for my daughter’s salvation Christie Mary and Melinda my son in laws Keith and Dustin !! I have a project problem in my home today to so please pray things work out in a timely manner!!
Good Morning Kelly… I will definitely be praying for you and you family, and I thank you for always uplifting me with your devotion ‘s. Please pray for me to let go of fear of speaking in front of people and for New friends and restoration of old friends… may God continue to Bless you
Hi Kelly. Thank you so much for sharing your need for prayer, and I prayed for you exactly as you requested, I look forward to God answering each and every request. I would ask that you would pray for me, I moved to a new place and have no friends/sisters to fellowship and pray with. I ask for prayer for God’s provision of like minded friends strong in the faith. And for my husbands salvation and financial provision. Thank you for praying for me. It means a lot.
Please pray for me. GOD knows my needs. HE knows that which I lack. My fight spirit is weak & my prayer life lacks much. I want to feel GOD. I need GOD back into my life.
Good morning Kelly,
Please pray for our family we need a breakthrough. My mother, my daughter Linda both need healing and salvation from all our family. Thank you!
Blessings to you. I’m struggling with work. It is part time, but I work with high risk students. I’ve had some health issues and am tired all the time. Please pray for my energy to return and my head to wrap around what to do to help my students. Thank you!
I need the daily Peace with God. I am a caregiver and i’m getting tired.
I do need prayer, my family is grown and each is struggling with battles, one is in a court battle he was assaulted by his manager and filed charges and was fired, my son has so much school debt its burying him a bugs he can’t make ends meet. We are trying to keep our heads above water and can’t help them . Please pray for wisdom to follow the path God has for each of us. To keep our chins up and find joy in our days that we never give up hope that better days are ahead. For discernment, that each understands what our part is and give the rest to God, to take on no more than what He has for us to do. That He would anoint each of us and give us good work to do in His name. I prayed for you Kelly and for yours too. In this time of great need we all turn to Jesus, let Him be our strength, our provision, our hope. Give Him all the Glory. Amen
Good morning Kelly,
Please pray for my family, friends, and myself. I pray that every generational curse on my family to be broken, for my loved ones who are sick, and for friends on mine that are going through personal struggles. I also ask that you pray for my job search to successful and for me to overcome all the challenges that I face. Thanks for this post, it really spoke to me and reminded me that we all are in need of prayer and that God cares for our every need. Thanks for encouraging me with your work.
Hi Kelly. Thank you for offering to pray for me. I have prayed for you as you requested. Please pray for me, I need a work visa to continue working where I am as the one I had expired. I was tricked out of money by two people, please pray for me that they pay all of it back. I am writing exams next month and am struggling with studying because of the many pressures around me, please pray for me to excel in the exams
Thanks for saying you will be Praying. I have Parkinson’s Disease and at times I want to give up and wanting God to just take me home, Please pray for my wife because I know it take a lot to do the caring for me that she does. She is doing a wonderful job but I know it’s very tr,ying to see your husband in the shape he is in. I know God has a plan for al this its just hard to see,but I am told to trust him(Proverbs 3:5-6
Hello Kelly I would like help in praying for a job breakthrough. I have not been working for 4 years now. I get called to interview and they always promise to take me but they never do. I am hoping for God’s strength to continue standing and expecting on him for his word says those that trust in him will not be put to shame
Kelly, I need prayer today. I need prayer to love and forgive family members who have hurt me over and over again. I want to respond in love but at times I just want to hurt them back. It has caused great division between my husband and I and I don’t want that at all. Pray for my husband also. We have great decisions to make regarding financial matters. He gets discouraged and is becoming bitter. Thank you so much. I am praying for you and your family also..
“In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait EXPECTANTLY.” (Psalm 5:3 NIV).
I am praying for your specific requests and for the ones the other ladies so bravely requested before me.
Now very uncharacteristic and uncomfortable for me to ask for help….I’d love for you to pray for my teenage daughter, Allie. “Big-ish picture” – That she will find/keep her confidence, security and identity in Christ as she navigates friendships, relationships, school and life. That she will rely on God’s strength/power as she faces adversity and pressure from people/situations…. That she will develop a passion/priority for God’s word. “Little picture” – that God will provide her with a loyal like-minded friend (or friends!). That God will give me and her dad/my husband patience and wisdom on a daily basis as we parent her.
Thanks so much for this platform!
I will pray for you, Kelly as you requested. Please pray that Christ shine His light in the heart of my daughter in law who is in pain & filled with anger. Please pray that Christ will take away her desire to not eat & then become ill. We are very concerned about her ability to care for her 2 young boys. I want to say Thank you, Kelly, for now I am not alone in my daily prayer for my daughter in law.
Dear Kelly, Please pray for my marriage and for my husband to love me with a Christlike love. I am praying for God to be the center of our marriage and for His will in our marriage. Thank you for your ministry.
Bless your heart Kelly! There is so much I need prayers for. First and foremost I need prayers for my two adult children. I feel they have lost their love for the Lord.I pray they will put God first in their life and love Him with all their heart and mind. And I need prayers for my husband they he will have the hungry and desire to be in church. As for me I have a leaky heart vale that that makes me feel weak and hard to breath. I ask for the Lord to heal me or to help it stop hurting. Thank you for your prayers. It really feels good to know someone is praying for you.
I appreciate your prayers for me . I know everyone has problems in Hope’s that God will hear them and I knows he knows. My prayer to the our Lord to please help my son Stacey 41yrs. who, has went through 1 yr. Of rehab. And has fallen behind again. I’m about to have a nervous breakdown, worrying what to do. Tough love?, Enable?, I leave it to God and “nothing”,. I pray Jesus will help Stacey get back on his feet, AND Get some Help again.
I also have RELATIONSHIP problem 6yrs. Off and on with Trust, Anxiety problems, worrying all the time. Insecure. Etc. Etc. I pray if God wants me to move forward to let me know somehow. If this is going to work. Please help us to forget the past and be happy and move on.
Kelly, thank you for offering to pray for me. I need prayer for physical healing of the chronic pain I’ve had for 7 years, and for emotional healing from the pain of rejections. Also, pray for God to bring me a close friend – someone who calls to talk, who invites me out to eat, shop, or see a movie, and someone who will be with me no matter what as I will be that person for them. Thank you and God Bless you.
I need prayers that no matter what the situation is or God’s timing in answering my prayers I will stand strong. I truly need to let go and let God! That is hard for me. Thank you so much ❤️
Please pray for my son who has an alcohol addiction. Thank you.
Please pray for my daughter . She is mad at God. She feels everything she has prayed for God has not answered.
Wow,Kelly, I didn’t know I needed to pray more til I read this today. Thank you, I am so blessed but…my Grandson is in Israel, he left on Sunday to study there. He is alittle overwhelmed, a little cultural shock, alittle lonely…every things is new…please pray that the Lord Jesus will be very present to him and may he seek the Lord’s provision. Safety and grace is my prayer. Thank you so much.
Wow,Kelly, I didn’t know I needed to pray more til I read this today. Thank you, I am so blessed but…my Grandson is in Israel, he left on Sunday to study there. He is a little overwhelmed, a little cultural shock, a little lonely…every things is new…please pray that the Lord Jesus will be very present to him and may he seek the Lord’s provision. Safety and grace is my prayer. Thank you so much.
Please pray for me to overcome the hurt feelings I get when people are not very nice. Help me to just give it to God, and not be hurt! Help me to do what God wants me to do on this earth. I need to give more and take less. Not spend so much money!! I need for nothing!!! Please pray for my daughter who is a recovering addict, help her to be strong and live a clean, healthy, good life and spend more time with her 5 year old son. Pray that both of my daughters meet a good Christian man to spend their lives with. All I want to do is live for God!
My mother is in the hospital for Congestive heart failure. AFib which is affecting her kidneys & liver. She has severe itching all over her body & is suffering. Please pray for her & for God to continue to give me the strength to keep taking care of her. Ease my fears & anxieties & strengthen my Faith. Thank you & God bless you & your family.
I need prayer. My mom lives with my husband and I and he wants to kick her out. I don’t know what to do. He is being verbally abusive to me
Dear Kelley, I am so grateful for your messages. They always provide me with hope and encouragement! I will pray for you and your family. Please pray for me and my marriage. My 50th wedding anniversary is just a few weeks away and should be a time of great celebration. Instead I feel sorrow because of my husband’s negativity and controlling nature. I’ve committed my marriage to the Lord over and over and long to be an obedient child of God, but feel such sadness instead of joy. I am surrendering my hurts and sorrow to God daily and pray for God’s peace that passes all understanding. May I ask you to join me in that prayer? Thank you and bless you for your ministry! ❤️
You are absolute right – I need prayer in every area of my family’s life and my life Spiritual, health, financial. Also, prayer for my brother and his family. Special prayer for my nephew who is incarcerated and my nephew who thinks that just because he turned 18 he is a man. I pray for God’s Devine Direction/Favor/Blessings/Fruit of The Spirit in the lives of each and every niece and nephews (and to include my brother). This family needs a financial Miracle/Blessing. Cleanse us and give us a new heart for You individually and collective. Restore us all Lord unto You that we may be a Bright Shining Light for You. I need a healing from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet. Also, heal my brother who doesn’t talk about what’s going on with him. God Bless each and everyone in the world. Pray for me and my family, pray for direction, for breakthrough(s), for God’s providence in everything we face, for new friendships and a new fire in my (our) heart(s) — so that I (we) can see through every single thing God has for me (us) to do on Earth. Thanks Kelly for this opportunity. God Bless you.
Hi Kelly! Pls pray for my health my dizziness comes and goes and my stomach is so sensitive . Thank you so much. God bless you more in every area if your life ???
I need prayer my life is mess not happy person I just want to be happy and for Peaple Stop being nasty to me I don’t know what to do any more please will you pray for me to have that in my life thank you Amen
I pray the Lord to continue to protect you and your family, more of God in you and your ministry will grow from GRACE to GRACE, none of us will be found wanting on the last day.
I need prayer in the area of childbearing and GOD’S continuous direction, blessings and protection.
I need prayer in the area of childbearing and GOD’S continuous direction, blessings and protection in life, More of God in my life and family.
Kelly, i will definitely lift ypu and your family up in prayer. I’m asking for you to pray the same things for me. God would give me more of his wisdom in situation im currently fighting. I know he fights our battles however sometimes battles require action. He will never fail and i know he is ALWAYS working even when i can’t see . Thank you in advance God bless. Also praying god will open up the wibdows of heaven and pour out blessings blessings you are unable to contain.
I am in need of prayer for my husband and myself to change our lives totally around and back to Christ Jesus. I want my husband to be saved. And the both of us to start going back to a Godly Christian church. Thank You for your Prayers.
I really struggle with anxiety/fear. I wake up with it! It makes life difficult. I know the scripture verses, but still can’t seem to get free. Struggling with hearing the Lord’s voice as well.
Please pray that I become stronger in the Lord and in my pray life. I have so much going on it’s to much to write down. Sometimes I feel like I’m lukewarm. ?
First let us give the Lord thanks for the abundance of all things.Please pray that the Lord would deliver his people from evil men; That the Lord would preserve his people from violent men, who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually. Pray against the spirit of anti Christ,false witness,terrorism,leviathan,jezebel,witchcraft,hatred,wars, pestilences, famine,divination and violence. Pray for world wide repentance that people would turn to God, so that he will forgive their sins. Please pray and intercede without ceasing that God’s will be done in the lives of the world’s leaders and for our leaders to seek God and listen to Him. Pray that they would be surrounded by godly counsel and, that President Trump and the world leaders would personally know God and the salvation found through faith in Jesus Christ alone. That we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. God can turn the hearts of kings. Earnestly pray that the people of America and its leaders will humble themselves and seek the Lords face and turn from their wicked ways. Pray that the Lord would hear from heaven and forgive our countries sins and heal our land. God Bless America Pray that the Lord would grant peace in America, that we may lie down and no one will make us afraid. That the Lord would remove wild beasts from the land, and that the sword will not pass through our country and that President Trump along with our leaders be filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might to declare the sins of Gods people. Please pray for revival and that the Lord would pour out his spirit on his servants, throughout the world both men and women. Pray for the peace of Israel. Pray for healing for those affected by the coronavirus and that it does not continue to spread. May Gods will be done on earth as it is in heaven.In Jesus Name, Amen.
My fiance is NOT treating me right. I want out. Like asap. I go back and forth with being very lonely and weakand I need Gods help finding out what to do about my finances. I am on SSI mental disability and need provision when he leaves. This is truly breaking my heart but I cant be in this anymore. Help me Lord!!!
Needing finances to cover my bills and asking God for either a different car or for my emissions to approved for a hardship due to over $3000.00 in repairs and I only make $9000.00 a year on SSI. Also, please pray for my friend, Byron’s finances. He just lost his unemployment and needs work amidst his Governor’s shut down for his business. I am going to see him in two weeks. Please pray for that trip. I am meeting his two little daughters for the first time and need my cat to be watched while I am gone. God bless you!
Asking God’s will regarding me getting a car and with my relationship with Byron. My car won’t pass emissions currently and I have till June to get a new one. I am considering moving from Chicago to North Carolina with my boyfriend and I want to make sure it’s God’s will first! Lord, have your way in my life.
I desire a Godly husband and it feels like God doesn’t want me to have anyone cause the person I am dating lies to me, hides his messages when I ask why another girl is messaging him, tells me they are deleted when they are not. This stuff has been going on for a while and he doesn’t stop. I feel like I’m casting my pearl before swine and this person is causing me such heart ache by not being real with me that I’ve considered checking myself into a hospital because the games are taking their toll.