Please pray for my friend. His father just died from brain tumors. This is especially difficult since his mom died of cancer years ago. Also, please pray for my classmate's family. She died this week and they suspect suicide. Everyone is distraught since she was very loved and very passionate for life.
I've gotten into a lot of fights with my family and it isnt good when it gets really bad. i would yell and scream at my mom. i cant control my anger and i get really mad and eventually i we would hit each other. i really feel bad for it in the end and just today she cried. i feel so bad but i just dont know what to do. please help
Recently, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, which is a chronic illness that causes widespread pain in your muscles and joints, and also makes you tired and gives you headaches and other nasty stuff. I'm visiting a rheumatologist, a physical therapist and possibly a neurologist for treatment. I really don't know what God has in store for my future now, so I'd really appreciate your prayers!
I'd like to ask a prayer request for a person I know named Courtney. She's gone through a lot of rough times in her life and someone that she really loved and trusted left her. She's feeling broken right now and has been thinking about suicide, so I ask that you guys pray for her. She also doesn't believe in God and has told me that she doesn't know what prayer will do for her, so please pray hard! Let's show her how strong prayer is and how powerful our God is!</b>
My first request is for my former youth leader and her family. Her father has been in and out of the hospital over the past month; his body is failing, and they don't know how long it will be. She and her family (which in its extended form makes up a rather large chunk of my home church and many of my old youth peers) are taking it in stride, but I worry for them. It's hard seeing the strongest people you know wilt under the stress of losing a loved one. If you could keep them in your prayers, that God will give them strength in this trying time and that they will have peace when all is said and done, I would greatly appreciate it. My second is for myself. Since going off to college, I've become aware of how much I've been going through the motions all these years, even when God has sent me little signs that he's still here, and that he won't give up on me. I've found a campus ministry that I attend, but my heart still isn't in the word, and I feel unprepared and not good enough to contribute to the worship. I know that these time are the hardest in so many ways: finding yourself, your future career, and trying to hold on to the morals and faith that you've grown up with in the face of so much temptation. So if you guys could pray for me, even a little quick one, it would mean so much to me. I want to be the Christian that so many thought I was. I know I can be, I just need to focus and let it go to God. Peace be with you and God bless.
Emergency! My neighbor fell out of a tree and my mom went over to help and she says he might have broken his spine cause he can't feel his legs! PLEASE PRAY FOR HEALING AND PEACE!!!!
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"I am so happy to be a Christian, the privilege to know God, to have Him as your Comforter in dark hours, Father, someone who will do everything to get you back if you fall and it seems like everything is lost and you are on your own. I know that everything is happening for a reason and everything will work for good for those who believe in Christ. Sometimes, it’s really hard for me to live with my parents, since they don’t want to believe in Him. I am angry and i don’t know how to manage with these feelings. I want to forgive, because I know that’s what the Bible says, I am trying, but they are ruining that every single day! So, my point is, the anger I feel is poisoning my relations with other people, I am aware of that, and if any of you Christians read this, pray. You can also write me for your prayer requests. May God be with you and bless you abundantly."
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I haven't felt the lord in 2 years. When I have felt him it was at a Christian concert or one time through confession. sense then I have been straying from the lord. I can now tolerate hearing his name. But i still can't stand reading scripture. I struggle with suicidal thoughts (although i know i would never go through with it) and self pity. Which I really hate considering I have a pretty good life. I really want that relationship back with the lord and that free feeling I had. But my bad music has gotten in the way and I really dont want to give it up. Music IS my drug. Without I would have done substance by now (which I also struggle with the temptation of it and other bad influences). I don't want to go up for prayer at church because I know I would cry and I hate showing weakness In front of ppl I don't know. Also most of my family doesnt know I struggle with this. I can feel myself becoming more selfish (which I hate) and more self centered and turning anywhere but god (which I know will get me know where) Right now I don't know who I am or how I got here. I'm scared of what I might do. God bless.
Please pray for my grandma. We found out today that she has breast cancer that had returned from before. Fortunately, it's not spreading and it's controlled, but please keep her in your prayers as she goes through these tough times. Thank you so much
My boyfriend has health issues with his stomach since he was young. During my time I started going out with him, he has been taking laxatives for a few times every 2 months. But soon he started taking more and his stomach got immune to the laxatives that now he takes magnesium citrate ( A powerful laxative) and today he told me that he is in excruciating pain and is bloated from all the poop he hasn't released yet, right after he took the magnesium citrate. I am so worried for his health, and I love him so dearly. Please pray over him. I will really appreciate it!
Lately i'm totally stressed up, with life, with my service in church, with my struggling with sins, with my hobby, with my anger, with my campus life, etc... and lately i'm doing sins more than usual, especially anger, i'm lately cannot control my emotion and i'm insomnia lately... when i typing this request it's 1AM in my country's time please pray for this too: i am going to find someone that i can trust to tell all of my life... i guess it's gonna be my friend in real life or not, i don't know, i'm just cannot too open to people anymore, i had 3 times disappointed by 3 persons that call themselves "mentor" or something like that... actually the second one is not as disappointing as the 1st and the 3rd, but i guess i just cannot too much talk to him anymore since he's busy and i'm afraid i'm gonna too take his time... and if i may also request prayer. I need a second wind to study for my exams... my exams can't do themselves, too bad TT_TT, this insomnia and stress kills my time...
One of my friends just broke up with her year-long boyfriend in order to get right with God. I'm very proud of her, but she's sad because she still cares for him, but knows she's doing the right thing.
Also, my youth pastor Shannon is the most perfect youth pastor in existence, but she's in a real bad state this week. She and her husband take troubled youth into their homes and this week one of them got in a crowbar fight. Despite it being in self preservation, the kid may be facing a 5 year sentence, and the neighborhood gangs are now mad at their household. She can't help but imagine what would happen if they came after one of her biological kids. She needs comfort and peace-- for she is really doing God's work there in them and in us.
I hope this doesn't sound selfish, but please pray for me. I've being going through depression from a chemical imbalance in my hormones and I've just got out of it. My mind, during that and even now, has been tricking me into thinking untrue things. But now I'm unsure and scared. I don't want to die without the Lord. I've been thinking of asking for a prayer request here, but I've been so afraid too...I don't want to sound selfish. I'm sorry, I can't continue, as I'm typing this, I'm literally in tears.
Please pray for all those affected by the flu outbreak in the States. And also pray for my friend Dhar, who has the flu and a kidney infection. She's raising her infant brother, so this is real hard on her being sick and not able to take care of him or go to work.
I feel alone but i know there are people who care about me yet i still feel like somethings wrong. i feel like im falling behind like nobody notices me and i also feel like my life is falling apart. my friend never wants to eat or even sleep anymore, and one of my best friends moved. Also pray that there wont be another shooting, that we can all make peace instead of war. i know its a lot to ask in a prayer, but thank you all for hearing me out. it means a lot to me that i can always come and ask for help, so thank you. <3 and may all those rest in peace
I'm having a tough time hanging onto my faith. My parents are really pushing into the "God chose you for this" and "he's growing a real heart for Japan in you". So because of this I feel like nothing that's mine is really my choice, not really what I did, something God just made me think was mine. It sounds silly, but I could use prayer with this
On friday I let anger get the best of me. I was playing a game on my new wii U and I was raging at the game and I ended up punching the screen. Now I can't use the touch screen anymore unless I can get it fixed. My dad was mad at this and i doubt he'll fix it. We don't have the money to send it off to get it fix and i'm hoping he has a warrienty on it and they hopefully won't charge us for it. I'm hoping there something or someone out there can fix it with no charge. I don't want a new gamepad, I just want mine fixed. I really want to control my anger. I don't want it to get the best of me and i don't want to quit gaming because quiting doesn't solve anything. I hate raging at games and i've been thinking to myself instead of smashing a game console, controller, etc... how about playing GTA or other shooting games? Just to let them releave anger. Please pray that i never get mad again and that i can get my gamepad working again.
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Please pray for my friend. A couple years ago he renounced his Christian faith and has since lived an unholy life. Lately he's been bashing faith on facebook and its creating a lot of fighting. Please pray that God move in his life in a huge way.\ and that he's able to see it as God's work.
On Jan 21st this year Gerbil, the gerbil, passed away. The next day school started, i was feeling extremely stressed out--to the point where i did not want to talk to anyone, not even God. I figured this stress was from school. But i talked to a therapist today, she suggested that i'm grieving over my cousin, who originally owned Gerbil before she committed suicide 2 years ago. I cried with deep sorrow and anguish today over my cousin. Everyone has been trying to pull me back to God but i did not want to have much to do with anyone. But I felt the Spirit lead me to Klove.com. I listened to their online radio for a few hours and knew God was trying to get my attention. Finally, it felt like God was trying to tell me "Its okay, I'm here for you" "I will comfort you". So i spilt all my feeling out. I feel much better.
I'm still full of great sorrow (its like losing Alexi all over again) but I'll be ok.
Wow... There really is a lot going on in people's lives nowadays huh? That's quite sad, but maybe there's still some hope in there somewhere... Alright. For once, this is gonna be kind of a long post I'm gonna put here, BUT...
@theedgerrocks13: I really hope that your neighbor's alright! He might have just suffered a minor shock from the fall and wouldn't be able to move his legs for a while. (Well, that's what I'm praying for at least but in the end, I believe that God will see to it what's best for him) I'll be praying for a quick recovery!
@anonymous#1: WHOA, my parents are Atheist too! I'm not saying that it's exactly a good or bad thing, but maybe you and your parents just need to figure out how to understand each other a little bit better and even though you guys might seem like you're at opposite ends, you could always try to meet each other halfway! Speaking of which, have you ever heard of the 5 love languages? There's a website about it at 5lovelanguages.com and it was originally a book written by Gary Chapman, who believed that there are 5 love languages of Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch, and people often misunderstand each other because they speak the wrong "language." I found out about it from one of my religion teachers and it helped me understand my mostly Atheist family, so I hope it helps you out as well! :3
@anonymous#2: I think that you just need to relax a little. Forcing a relationship is never healthy for anyone and maybe you just need to take it one step at a time with God. Ha ha, yeah, I've heard of a lot of people who don't really like reading Scripture either and even I get a little tired of repeatedly reading it in class, so maybe you could try a different approach to it! Like, maybe try to find a more "story-mode-ish" version of the Scriptures such as the biblical movies (ex. "One Night with the King": An awesome romance movie starring Esther and Xerxes with God involved or the cartoony "The Prince of Egypt": a remake of the Exodus with SINGING.) since there are statistics that people tend to enjoy more story-like accounts than just factual. Music, huh? What kind of tuning do you normally like? If you want, I could try to help you find songs that you might enjoy and help you break away from your supposedly "bad" ones. And, yeah, I used to hate myself for crying a lot, but I've learned that crying's not a weakness; it's a sign of love. And it's okay to just let out your feelings in front of others. It's amazing how kind they can be in response to tears. Also, everyone at some point in their lives can be selfish and we all start that way when we're young. (wanting food, attention, etc.) Kindness is something you just have to keep working at and guess what? God considers Himself as a Jealous God who can be pretty possessive of His own people sometimes but He can't really help it since He just loves them too much. I've always believed that even God had a rough time in the Old Testament: first He wanted humans around for company but they disobeyed Him. This becomes torture for Him as they follow the cycle of coming and going from Him but soon He come to understand that He can't force a relationship on them and hence, the saving through Christ and the granting of freewill to love Him or not. I really believe that you could find Him again soon and maybe He just wants you to try talking to Him more often (not necessarily at Church if you're really uncomfortable. It could just be a mental prayer or a verbal one in privacy) Finally, nobody knows for sure who they are and their purpose in life right away. It also takes time for people to get to know and love themselves for who they are, and that's what most consider as the biggest leap they have to take in life. It's usually easier when you have someone to say that they like you for who you are and you know what? I'm pretty sure that everyone here in #ChristainOtakus accepts you for who you are (or they wouldn't have bothered posting up your prayer request in the first place!) so don't give up now 'cause we all believe in you!
@MSTieMiss: I wish your grandmother well. With plenty of medical attention and faith, she'll hopefully make a full recovery. (I'll be praying!)
@PettiePrincess: Has your boyfriend seen a doctor yet? Because that sounds quite serious and I think he should probably see one as soon as he can (not to scare you or anything. Just really concerned and better to be safe) I'll be praying.
@ivan-michael: Well, I think that it's great that you're going to find someone to talk too because that's the best way to release your anger: by calming down and talking it out. Are you stressed because of busy schedules and such? That's understandable then; in a fast-paced world, it's pretty hard to find some peace and quiet sometimes. How about trying to take a 5-minute break once in a while? Like, just stop everything and do absolutely nothing for once (kind of like meditation). It'll make time seem a bit longer and maybe you'll feel more relaxed afterward. And this might sound crazy, but... try smiling before a test. Just put on a nice smile and sit up straight 'cause sometimes, changing your physical outlook a little can affect your emotional state as well and may even make you feel more confident in yourself every time! And try imagining the tests as more of a challenge than a hindrance (it's actually pretty fun thinking of them as bad guys you have to defeat!) I'll be praying.
@TillDeathDies: Yeah, it's tough leaving someone you loved but hopefully, God will find someone for her. Someone who would really light up her life and help her keep in touch with God as well. And your pastor... she sounds really nice. I'll pray that God and/or His warrior angel Michael protects her and her household.
@Silverwolfumbre: You are not selfish. You just need self-confidence. In fact, you were really brave in finally asking for a prayer request here in the group. Because of that, you can eventually fight off all the thoughts that plague you and with the help of God and the angels. I think that maybe you should try meditating and use it to take control of your own mind. Just find someplace quiet, sit down in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and physically breathe while holding your breath in your mind. Then gradually turn your attention to the things that are bothering you, one at a time, and find something positive out of it. It might sound kind of odd, but I hope it helps. I'll be praying.
@MysticBind: I hope your friend heals soon and that her child would be alright. In fact, I hope that everyone who has the flu would soon be healed and that the disease would return under control.
@LuCkYrAiNdRoP: I hope that God will provide them comfort and another child in place of the other.
@kristalthewolfe: Alright... based on what you wrote, I think you just care too much. (It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it does sometimes lead to stressful events) Stand out in your own unique way, try finding something that makes you really happy (and that's God-pleasing, of course), and take your time in getting socially involved from a simple hello to long chats about well... anything! I wish your friends well and, yes, hope that the violence would soon simmer down to peace.
@SakaneMiku: Yeah... it does get tough later on in life to stay motivated in your faith and even frustrating when you continue to attribute things as "God's work, not yours." But it's still pretty much your work because if you weren't here, He wouldn't be able to make a difference in His own Creation and needs you to help Him out. Maybe you just need to find your own way of helping God out. Like, what kinds of talents do you have and how could you use them to help others? Also, in a way, you did have a choice in this. You chose to believe and accept God into your life so now He wants you as an earthly prophet to help Him out. Your parents were probably just trying to cheer you on but just overdoing it a little so now you might just need to remember what you were doing, why, and recreate your sense of purpose to empower you in whatever work you're at. I'll be praying.
@AwesomeHellee9: Congrats on choosing to become a chaplain! Of course, it's natural for anyone to be nervous but I think you'll really come to relax and enjoy your work and there's God to guide you, of course! I'll be praying.
@DemiKid1000: Ah, the WiiU, huh? Um, I don't really think that shooting games are really the answer to releasing your anger. (It's been proven that when people use those techniques or other ones such as ranting or punching pillows, it just increases it) Maybe you just need to calm down and turn off the console/switch to an easier game so you could calm down and try again. If it still doesn't work out, there's always friends and/or online tutorials to help! I'll be praying.
@anonymous#3: Ah... a renouncer, huh? Do you know why he did it? Because knowing the source of the problem might help to reason with him and help him learn to at least respect someone else's religion. I honestly don't know what God may choose to do with him, but I'll pray that it's for the best and that maybe he'll be able to see His light again. I'll pray for you and the others he's affected as well. Who knows... Maybe a little love may be able to reciprocate his feelings of anger but if it still doesn't work out, you might have to give him some personal space for a while so he wouldn't have anyone to vent at and soon calm down to a certain amount of reasoning. I don't know... Maybe he's just lonely.
Yeah... Sorry for talking quite a bit but I just felt like I had to say something, you know? And if what I said doesn't help or accidentally insults you in some way, I'm really sorry and I just wanted to help. Btw... love you all and God bless.
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