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Let’s Pray Together!

Lord,

Thank You for being our Creator and our Father. Thank You for Jesus and His incredible sacrifice for us. Thank You for Your precious and holy Word. Thank You for Your Spirit. Thank You for the boundaries You give us because You love us so much.

The generations before us and the culture around us has strayed so far from Your Truth and Your Word. We have all been greatly affected by the ungodliness around us, even in our own families and the church. Open our eyes to anything that is sinful and unholy in our lives and thoughts in Your sight. Bring us to conviction, let us mourn over any sin. And let us turn from anything that offends Your holiness and turn fully to You. Cause Your Spirit to move mightily among us. Let this generation rise to become a godly generation. Let us be holy as You are holy. Let us love You wholeheartedly and delight in walking in Your ways and on Your narrow path that leads to life.

So very many among us are deeply wounded, scarred, in pain, lonely, afflicted, weak, and broken hearted. I thank and praise You that You care deeply about each one of Your precious children. Lift the spirits of those who are depressed, discouraged, feeling hopeless, feeling alone, and who are hurting greatly today. I praise You that You are close to the broken hearted and heal those who are crushed in spirit.

We don’t have wisdom. But You do. We don’t know the way we ought to go. We are all like sheep who have gone astray, each of us to his own way. You are the Good Shepherd. You know the best way for each of us. Help each one to cry out to You and to hear Your voice. Carry the broken ones in Your arms. Teach us Your ways. instruct us in Your wisdom. Let us follow You alone. Help us to discern the voices of those who woul lead us astray to our own destruction and let us run to You.

We lift up those who are confused and who are enduring great trials today. Let them know You are close to them. Help them to find great comfort in Your presence and in Your Word and in prayer. Surround those who are hurting and lonely with believers to love them with Your love. Accomplish Your good purposes even in the midst of the storms that are raging in so many lives today. We thank and praise You that You are sovereign and that even when others intend evil toward us, You are able to use that for great good for us in the end and for Your glory.

We pray for Your healing and restoration of our families and marriages today.

We lift up our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world and pray for Your Spirit to fill them, to empower them, to guide them, and to provide for them. We pray for their oppressors to come to know You. Show us how we can share with those in great need.

We love You with all our hearts. We come humbly before You, seeking to know You more, to love You and to submit ourselves fully to You as Lord of all in our lives. Please give those who lead us Your Spirit and wisdom. Let Your Spirit bind us together in perfect unity. Let there be a great awakening among Your people and let it begin with us!

in the Name and power of Christ,

Amen!

 

If you would like to share a prayer or a prayer request, you are welcome to. 🙂

 

26 thoughts on “Let’s Pray Together!

  1. April, thank you so much for your work with this blog. It has truly meant so much to me. My spouse and I are repairing a broken relationship using our God and The owners manual He has given us. It seems as though I receive your emails when I need them most. So many times I’ve been humbled and realized I’ve been the one who needed to change. Thank you for using the gift God has given you.

  2. Thank you, April! thank you for having your website and for sharing all that you have learned with so many. i am so thankful that your website popped up about 2 wks ago on my tablet and i have watched most of your videos. i feel that God made it appear because i wasn’t searching for anything similar at all. there was no reason why the site would suddenly be there. my husband had just recently told me that i was controlling and asked if i thought he was stupid. he has never told me before that i was controlling but i believe i have been for a long time! then your site shows up!!! i have started to soak up all the information on submitting and respecting, etc. i have noticed changes already in my husband just since i have shared with him some of the information i am learning, and he realizes that i am wanting to follow your lead. and of course changes in me. i am not trying to change him, but change me! but i’m seeing immediately how showing respect does change how a man acts and responds. you are such a wonderful role model! i plan on apologizing to him and plan on making lots of changes. they all take time and i realize that it will be a process and i expect that i will fall down. i so much look forward to continuing to read on your site and watch videos and take notes, etc. so that i can become the way God wants me to be. thank you so very much! you certainly are making such a huge difference in so many people’s lives!! Monica

    1. Monica,
      What an incredible answer to my prayers. God is awesome like that. He brings the women (and men) He wants to come here. He fills my heart with His love and with specific messages many times. And He begins to heal people and draw them to Himself. He is SO GOOD!

      I am very excited about what God is doing in you. I can’t wait to walk this journey together. I thank and praise God for what He is doing by the power of His Spirit and His Word in your life and in your marriage. This road is painful at times, but it is more than worth it! 🙂

      1. thank you, April, for your prayer that you listed. i commented in this location about your website because i didn’t know appropriate location, and you were looking for prayers or prayer requests. i have just re-read the prayer and have been reading it a lot and use it as a reference. at my work, we have an issue that is upsetting and so i read the prayer to help calm me down. it is a good reference. not always do i know what to pray because prayer is not a strength of mine. i have been meaning to purchase “draw the circle, the 40 day prayer challenge” . thanks again! monica

        1. Monica,

          Prayer is SO important – it is our lifeline to God. 🙂 You can search “prayer” on my home page search bar – there are MANY, MANY posts about prayer, how to pray, how to purify our motives before we pray and there are many prayers here to savor and pray together.

          Much love to you!

          1. you’re so awesome! thx for the info. i will check it out! you’re like a sister that i never had, one that gives me good biblical advice. appreciate it. Monica

          2. Monica,
            That is what we are in the Body together for – to be sisters (and brothers) to each other. In fact, we can be closer than any biological family. We have the same spiritual Father and we will be sharing our lives together forever with Jesus! WOOHOO!

            Much love to you! I pray that God might be greatly exalted in your life. 🙂

  3. I would just like to thank you for doing this blog. I came across it while searching for ways to be a more respectful wife, in hopes of saving my marriage. Unfortunately my husband didn’t have the same desire to put in effort to save our marriage and has filed for divorce. I have been crushed. Im handing my life over to God and asking him to guide me the way he wants me to go but at the same time struggling with believing this is His plan. Please pray for me to find peace in my heart and accept what my life has become. And to give me the strength to move on from this disaster.

    Thank you

    1. Kasie,

      It is such a pleasure to meet you! I am SO SORRY to hear that your husband filed for divorce. I can absolutely understand that you would feel completely devastated. How I wish I could hug your neck! Is he a believer, my sweet sister?

      I love your faith in God. I pray that you might live just one day at a time, allowing God to work in your husband’s heart in ways that we cannot begin to imagine. I pray for you to be able to rest in God’s love and sovereignty and in His peace even in all of the uncertainty raging around you right now.

      I pray that you won’t waste a drop of this trial, but that you might be able to hear and absorb all that God has for you.

      I pray for this to be a time of spiritual growth unlike any you have ever experienced before.

      I pray that you might hold your dream for your marriage loosely, allowing God to direct your path, clinging only to Christ.

      Our God is a God of miracles. But even more than that, He is a God who will not allow us to find contentment in anything or anyone but Himself. This may just be the most precious time of fellowship and spiritual oneness with God that you have ever experienced in these coming weeks and months.

      I am excited about what God is about to do in your soul, mind and heart.

      I pray you might focus on becoming the woman God desires you to be – there are many posts here about that. And we will trust God together to work in your husband’s heart, mind and soul – for His glory.

      Much love to you!

      1. April,

        My husband claims to be a believer but he doesn’t live as one. I have prayed and prayed about it but have come to accept the reality of this divorce. I have asked for counseling. He refused. I’ve started counseling myself. I have begun making changes in myself while he says he has nothing to change.

        I have handed this over to God because I know he is the only one who can change it at this point.

        1. Katie,
          It is possible God wants to change you first, and then He can reach your husband. All hope is not lost, not when you have Christ!

          What is your counselor advising you to do?

          What do you see that you need to change?

          What time frame are you expecting to focus just on changing yourself?

          Much love!!!!!!!!!!

          1. I haven’t set a time frame on counseling for just myself. I have continuously asked my husband to go over the last 4 months. The last time being just two days ago.He continues to refuse it.

            My counselor has advised me to just focus on myself, my relationship with Christ and being the best mother I can be. To leave my husband alone and let him do what he feels he needs to do. If there comes a time that he is willing to try counseling then we will cross that bridge when we come to it. She is helping me to learn how to turn control over to God.

            I know that I wasn’t the most respectful wife. I didn’t always trust that he knew or was doing what was best for us. I struggled with feeling with as though I was an equal partner in the marriage. The more time goes on I see more and more ways that I truly wasn’t treated as an equal. And as result of those actions I have some pretty bad inferiority issues. I am also addressing those with my counselor.

          2. Kasie,
            I completely agree to stop trying to talk to your husband about going to counseling and focus on your walk with Christ. I Peter 3:1-2 supports that completely. The more you try to verbally force or pressure your husband to do something, particularly something spiritual, the more he will resist you. Men need to feel like they are making their own decisions, not that they are being forced into something.

            You are of equal worth and value – but God has given husbands and wives different roles. Was your husband controlling?

            I’m glad you are receiving counseling. Be sure that it lines up with Scripture. You are welcome here. The posts at the top of my home page can be a great place to start – particularly the parts about disrespect and respect.
            Also, “What does it mean to be an ungodly woman” and “godly femininity” may be helpful.

            Much love to you!

            Some other words you may want to search on my home page:
            – husband not good leader
            – lead
            – leader
            – idol
            – idolatry
            – What Does God Say About Me?

  4. This blog has been such a blessing and I’m not even married. So it’s great to see that it helps women in general and not just the wives.

    I ask that you please pray for my family to accept the gift of salvation. They are still unsaved and need the Lord Jesus Christ badly. Also pray for my father. He is an alcoholic and has been since I was a child. I don’t think he believes he has a problem, and he gets worse every time he is intoxicated. And to be honest, I just don’t feel safe here when he is like that. And also I ask that you can pray for me concerning fear and anxiety. This area has been a struggle for me for quite some time.

    Your prayers are much appreciated and I will pray for you and your family as well.

    God bless you

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