Prayer Requests

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Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation,

by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,

present your requests to God.  

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, 

will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  

Philippians 4:4-7

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240 thoughts on “Prayer Requests”

  1. I have been reading this blog for awhile. My daughter has been on here for a long time.. I am having foot surgery on September 23rd. This will be my 14th and 15th surgeries on my left foot. My doctor is doing 2 procedures. We would like him to do another one, but he doesn’t want to open up the whole top of my foot. I at the point that I am now taking high powered pain pills 2x a day. They last for about 4 hrs. I would ask that everyone keep me in your prayers. I have been unable to walk for most of 3 yrs now. i walk some in the house, but most of the time I am in a wheelchair. God has given me grace to get thru this. We don’t know if I will ever be able to walk more than just around the house as I have major problems in my foot. Got let me walk for over 50 yrs and I am so thankful for that. Others don’t even have that. My mother-in-law died 3 weeks ago today. She was 96. But it came unexpectedly. With all that went on with the funeral, the grieving process and trying to get things ready for the surgery, life has been sort of difficult. I am holding tight to my Saviour’s hand and I know he won’t let me fall.

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  2. Thank you for posting your prayer request, txgeva. You are in my thoughts and prayers with the new surgery and also as you grieve the loss of your mother-in-law. May you feel God’s peace.

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  3. Thank you for your prayers. I had a very rough night because of the pain. Going to rest a lot today. Mandy and her husband are doing better. She is my daughter. I know she won’t mind me saying that things are beginning to look up for them. They still need a lot of prayer, but God is faithful beyond doubt.

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  4. i need help I want to take the gun from the safe and shoot myself. I am a horrible mother my daughter told me he dad was molesting her when she was 12. I did nothing about it, even though i believed her. Now that she is grown 22 she has recently told me she wants nothing to do with me. I am still married to her dad. What is wrong with me. Why did I not put him in jail where he belongs. HE has cheated on me with alot of women. I feel like god is punishing me for not puttting him in jail and I deserve everything I get and them some. If I smile I tell myself you do not deserve to smile, you are a horrible mother that did not protect your child. My inlaws told me I am better off dead and I believe them. But then I think death is not good enough for me. I do love my daughter and miss her. I cry everyday. Why did her dad do that to her and why did I stay? I am nuts I deserve to have the most misable life and after life that i can have. i want to shoot my self but then i worry about my son with autisim. But he would be fine without me too. I have messed up everything. I dont deserve to have one second of happiness. I deserve everything I get. Somebody needs to kill me and give me the slowest painfulest death that there is.

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  5. Hi Julie,

    Thank you for reaching out so that we can pray for you. It sounds like you are in so much pain and confusion right now.

    I’ve contacted my friend, Brenda, who will be reaching out to you. She is the ex-wife of a pedophile and I think it might be helpful to talk with her. She understands some of what you are going through.

    If you are willing to share your phone number, can you please send it to spiritualsb@gmail.com?

    Also, I wanted to give you a suicide hotline number: 1-800-273-TALK

    What you are going through is very sad and it makes sense why you might feel like there is nothing worth living for, but that is not true. Your daughter is angry and upset now, but it doesn’t have to remain that way. She’s still young and has many years ahead of her and there is still time to restore the relationship. Please call the number above if it gets too difficult for you. It’s important to talk with someone and that you are not alone in your pain.

    Also, I’d like to invite you to our private forum where other wives of pedophiles have found support. I’ll send you an invite now.

    Please keep us posted on how you are doing. I know people read here and pray. We care for you!

    Julie Anne

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  6. This comment also came in:

    Julie, if you are reading this, your life is valuable and you matter to God. I’m sorry for the abuse your child has endured. It is soooo not your fault. I’ll be praying for the courage and for wisdom about how to go about leaving. There are many services available to help, including shelters if you don’t feel safe.

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  7. Hi Julie,

    Please don’t kill yourself. Thanks for reaching out to all of us and telling us the truth.
    We are praying and here to help.

    Julie Anne has a wonderful friend, Brenda, who has been in your shoes. Brenda wants to help you. Please email Julie Anne your contact information.

    Please accept help right now!
    *You can call your local mental health hotline, hospital, or police department.
    *Here is the nationwide number for help that Julie Anne just posted and
    another man tweeted:

    suicide hotline number: 1-800-273-TALK

    Love and hugs,

    Velour

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  8. Hi Julie who is in distress,
    You don’t have strength and hope right now. So please borrow some from all of the women and men who are praying for you.
    And seek help as soon as possible.

    Here is a song I love, “Hold On Old Solider” sung by the Mississippi Mass Choir.
    It has encouraged me when I am down.

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  9. Julie,

    I think your daughter is lucky to have you…a mother who can tell the truth even if it makes her look bad.

    Your daughter is lucky because even though you didn’t act right away, you DID act.

    Your daughter is lucky because even though you couldn’t admit it to yourself, you did finally admit it and made it public.

    Right now your daughter is really angry. That’s okay. That’s the attitude she should have. That is step one in healing. And she won’t be angry forever. Just keep admitting the truth.

    I know you feel shame and humiliation. But you told the truth finally. The truth does set us free, and it will set you and your daughter free. Some day your daughter will understand that you too are a victim and she will have some compassion for you. Give her a few years.

    Healing starts when the secrecy ends. You did the right thing by talking about it.

    Don’t feel too bad about waiting. Some parents NEVER admit the truth. And their kids have a hard time moving forward in life.

    You are actually the key to healing. I know you feel terrible — and completely guilty. But it is very good that you came out now. Just think of how much worse it would be if you had waited 10 more years.

    Now the healing can start. It takes time, and anger is just one step (a good step) in your daughter’s healing. Accept her anger, and be compassionate on yourself. You did the best you could with the courage you had at the time.

    -Anon3 (ex-wife of a pedophile — you’ll find my story on this blog)

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  10. I think Julie is doing better now. It’s so helpful to talk with someone who has been there and understands. Brenda was wonderful to connect with her. Julie has a lot ahead of her. Let’s continue to pray for her. Thanks!

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  11. I’m praying for Julie too. I have know desperation and hopelessness as well. The feeling like everything is as bad as it could possibly be. Hang on, there is good that can come out of all this heartache. It’s good that you reached out here and remember the One who bore all our Sorrows and guilt. We need Him to hold us together when our hearts are broken.

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  12. I would like to ask for prayer. Right now there is a huge reunion of a very legalistic Bible school in the town I grew up in and the person who engaged in a spiritually abusive relationship and who stalked me for years (I was a teen and he was a 35 year old church leader) is comming to it. At the same time, my stepson and parents (who were supportive of the church leader) are also there. That was combined with some incredibly harsh Facebook comments from my father and the terribly sexist and anti-life firing of a friend by a Christian organization for becoming pregnant outside marriage and keeping the baby. I am exausted, furious, very anxious, haven’t been sleeping well and the events are triggering me like crazy. I ask for prayer for patience, peace, a clear head,and strength to put up healthy boundaries. Thank you so much for this community.

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  13. Hi there. My name is Daniel and I’m a twenty-one-year-old single male, living in Georgia who is recovering from a long, spiritually and emotionally abusive childhood. I’m trying to find a Christian( but not creepy or legalistic), residential spiritual abuse recovery program where I can go to find restoration and healing from my depression, anxiety, pornography addiction, and confusion. Could you please pray for me? [mod deletion] Thank you.

    Moderation note: Deleted personal info. ~ja

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  14. Hi Daniel,

    Thank you for reaching out here at SSB. Here are 2 recovery programs I am aware of:

    Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center

    “Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center is a residential treatment center for those who have been abused in relationships, cults, situations of trauma, and by destructive therapeutic alliances resulting in emotional betrayal and/or physical harm. We offer hope and help through a program of counseling, education, and retreat.” http://wellspringretreat.org/

    MeadowHaven “exists to provide a refuge for former members of high control, destructive groups to rest, heal, and grow. By understanding their experience in an abusive environment and acquiring the skills necessary for life outside the group, MeadowHaven helps former members recover their ability to be thriving contributors to society. Healing is fostered in the context of healthy community, relationships with other former members with similar experiences, and a supportive staff who understand the processes of thought reform, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), identity confusion, chronic emotional disturbance, etc.” http://www.meadowhaven.org/groups.html

    You might find other helpful information here: https://spiritualsoundingboard.com/spiritual-abuse-helps/

    I will send you an invite to the SSB private forum where you can also share and get support.

    The fact that you are seeking help is wonderful. So many people do not even get to that place. I have a lot of hope for you and will be praying for you.

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  15. Dear brothers and sisters please stand in faith and prayer with me that I will get home to my children. I am currently on probation in a state that I do not live in because I got in trouble while visiting. I need everyone to believe with me that my transfer for probation will be approved so I can get home to my children and family. I have already been denied a few times because I did not have a suitable home in the eyes of probation. I am now trying to be approved at my mother’s house because my children are there with her. I do not have the financial means to bring them out here or really know anybody out here at all. I just ask you to all pray with me that my case falls into the right officers hands and he is understanding and compassionate towards my situation and that they don’t take their sweet time to get to my case. My children are 17 months and 3 months old and I have not seen them in the past 2 months. I long to be home with them so bad I cry day and night because I miss them. Thank you God for hearing and answering my prayer and thank you dear brothers and sisters for praying and believing with me.

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  16. i ask for prayers , as i suffer every day of the loss of my oldest daughters love. and for me being used as a front.

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  17. Anonymous, I just saw your note on the wife of pedophile article. My heart aches for you and what you are dealing with every day. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  18. i’m a loving heartsick mother in need of prayers for justice and protection for my 3 young daughters due to myself and my children being wrongfully preyed upon by authority abusing their power and breaking laws to get away with stealing my precious children from me. Please pray that a miracle will happen to shine a light on the sick evil injustice forced upon our innocent lives.

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  19. Hello,

    Do you have a form letter for my wife to send a letter to our church elders asking for information on our church’s sex-abuse prevention policy, etc?

    Thanks,
    Justin

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  20. Hello all – I would love some prayer. My father-in-law (pastor) had an affair with numerous congregants years ago (he had been counselling them). It became public and he was sent away from the church and stripped of credentials.

    He started a new church within the last few years. He was recently charged with sexual harassment by a woman he had hired. My mother-in-law is standing by him. My husband and his siblings are standing by him.

    I feel so upset by the situation and want nothing to do with my husband’s family. I feel so terrible for these women (victims) and am also scared for my own marriage as this is tearing us apart. Your prayers would be so appreciated. Thank you and love and support to you all!

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  21. You know me as Boston Lady; my prayer request is simple. My future daughter-in-law (500% certain of it), a wonderful, godly 22-year old, has just opened up about being sexually molested ten years ago and at various times (in the most gruesome ways) by her stepdad who was and is a leader in Calvinist church. We are now all going to embark on this journey, putting this young lady and her needs and requests first. But believe me, there will be no turning the victim into the perpetrator and vice versa. This has traumatized her for ten years (resulting in physical ailments, insomnia, asthma, depression, fear, etc.) and only when she met my son did she feel safe to talk. Of course, when she told her mom at the time, her brainwashed mom told her she was lying and ordered her not to talk about it again..
    We are going to get legal help too and then fight this battle.
    Please pray for peace for this young woman and for those around her and that justice will be served. I have no fear of any Calvinist/reformed church and their evil ways, and I am more than ready for them.
    Your prayers will carry us; thanks so much. This is such a wonderful and needed site.

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  22. My prayers are with your future daughter in law, as a survivor of csa, my heart cheered that she has you by her side. I am writing this down so I don’t forget to pray. May the the Lord bless you & yours.

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  23. Thank you gm370 and Julie Anne. Yes, it’s been devastating but my son has been a true rock and is a forward, no nonsense person like his mom.
    Thank you so much!!! May the Lord bless you too; oh, but He is, isn’t He?

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  24. Boston Lady.

    Your comment brought tears to my eyes. I’ll be praying. God is good. I’m thankful this young girl will have your support. Love her. X

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  25. Salty,

    Thanks so much, Salty. It is so very hard on her; my heart bleeds for her, but with wonderful folks like you and the rest here on SSB, and with God, we are taking this horrible thing a day at a time. It will all turn out well. And God has equipped my son to help her so gently and wise. Thanks again, and now I am teary-eyed.
    Bless you, peeps.

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  26. Julie Anne,
    My whole family needs prayer, (wife, kids and grandkids)
    My wife suffering intense joint pain. my own internal organ health issues that was triggered by a reckless driver rear ending me at a turn lane. Our salmon season is safe and abundant. My son needing to discover and use his talents. My free spirited daughter getting married, that the marriage will be filled with a lasting love and mutual respect.
    This is one of the most stressful times of my life as I want my wife to be well taken care of.

    Our aging family is vulnerable to the pressures of life unlike we have ever experienced. The economic meltdown hit our family hard.

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