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My daughter, Kaylee, is spending January-June in Florida with her dad. Please keep her in your prayers.
I need some prayers and well wishes sent our way.. A couple months ago we decided to try lowering Richards medication to a maintence dosage and all was well.. for a while. I think we are looking at a replase becuase he is so symtomatic. Please send us good thoughts as I am really struggling with my emotions on this and am at my wits end. I don’t want to go through this again and i know i can’t do it alone.
You got them, Denise. Please keep us updated. You’re not alone, by the way. Hebrews 13:5, Jesus said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” And in the original Greek, it’s as if Jesus said, “I will never ever ever forsake you.” So hold onto that and know you’re not alone – and I’ll be praying. ((hug))
I just happen to come to your site and I love it. I do have a prayer request.
My husband and I have been trying to have children for 6 years with no luck. I try to keep prayerful about it but it gets very hard. We are trying to run a farm business and I can’t get a job, so the finances are very tight. We are having a really hard time paying bills. We took out some loans a few years back to help pay for some fertility treatments and since I can’t get a job we are tapped out with ways of finding money for more fertility treatments. I was able once to get pregnant without the help of fertility drugs but lost the pregnancy because the baby had Down Syndrome. Because of our credit and financial status adoption is out for now, so the only way is to get pregnant natural. To make maters worst I had thyroid cancer a couple of years ago and had to stop trying for a year and even though I had a low dose radiation iodine treatment it still can hurt chances. I try to keep positive but it is getting very hard. I don’t know why we just can’t catch a break. I wish I knew what Gods plan is for me. I know he has a plan meant for me but it is hard to understand why he is letting us get this low before we know what it is.
I am currently reading the book of Judges and am reading about Gideon who was visited by an angel of the Lord who told him to go to war against the Midianites and that God would protect him and he would win. Gideon was so unsure of himself that he asked for God’s confirmation not once, but twice. (Judges 6:36-40) He had been visited and had a face-to-face conversation with an angel and still wasn’t positive that his actions/reactions/actions were in line with the will of God.
How nice it would be if God would just dispatch angels to come down and speak to us directly so that we know what and why and how. But we don’t. We just have faith and prayer and more faith. Sometimes the hardest tests to that faith is not feeling progress in a petition. And other times the hardest tests to faith is when God just says, “No.”
I am sorry for your loss. I’ve been pregnant 8 times and have only 3 children, so I know what it is to suffer loss.
I will keep you in my prayers and hope you continue to update us.
This is from a cherished friend of mine:
We received some devastating news about our baby girl, Abby, last week. Abby has a brain tumor, called an optic glioma. She’s had it since before she was born. It is inoperable. But they think it is benign and slow-growing, and that she can live with this and have a mostly normal life, though with lots of doctors in her future.
Our understanding is that her treatment options are: wait-and-see, which basically means do nothing and get another MRI in a few monthts to monitor growth; or start her on outpatient chemo. That is very frightening to me as you can imagine, but her oncologist assured me that the type of chemo she would get for a benign tumor is not the same as they give in-patient for malignant tumors, that she wouldnt’ be that sick, etc. We are still learning and don’t know much. On Monday we go back to discuss which path to take right now.
Please pray for my baby girl, that her disease will stay stable and that her tumor will not grow. I can just pray that God will have mercy on her and on me, and spare her. I don’t want her to suffer and I can’t imagine a world without her. THe doctors seemed to think that her prognosis for survival could be pretty high provided that she receives regular care and monitoring for the rest of her life.
Abby is in my prayers. I pray the Lord watches over her and helps her health improve, with the tumor staying the size it is, or completely disappearing. May he also watch over her family and give comfort and peace to her wonderful mommy.
I could use a prayer or two, if you could. I am really stuck in a rut, completely depressed. Chris (my husband) doesn’t seem to be getting better (he is bi-polar). I was able to encourage him to take a shower today, sadly that is a constant battle. But I am stuck in a rut, and always put my feelings deep down. I never give myself the time to get over whatever is bothering me, so I just bottle it up. And then it eats away at me. I get either depressed or very angry. It’s never a good thing. If you could pray that somehow the Lord guides me to happiness, I would be so grateful. I don’t want for much, don’t need much, just to be happy is all I need. I’ve never been a materialistic person, flashy or whatnot. I just have always longed to be happy.
God Bless and Hugs,
I have been praying for you and your husband. I wanted to share with you that there are two books that changed my life forever. First and foremost is the Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. This is a book that every married couple must read together. If you and your husband have not done so, please find a way to read this as a couple and talk through it. Second, please encourage your husband to read Unmasking Male Depression by Dr. Archibald Hart. I cannot tell you how much this book changed my emotional state, my spiritual state, and my continued outlook on life. I included links to these books at
Christianbook.com for your convenience but get them wherever you like — half.com or amazon or borrow them from your church or public library.
And God Bless you. You and your husband will remain in my prayers.
Thank you Gregg. I really appreciate it. Both those are on my list to buy next.
God Bless and Hugs,
Praying for precious Abby and the other prayer requests. I would like to ask prayer for my family. I have several members of my family that are drug addicts. It is very hard to deal with so also pray for the rest of us trying to sort thru all this mess. I ask that God guide me down the path he wants me to take not the path that well meaning friends are trying to force upon me. God has a plan and a reason and I am waiting for him to tell me BEFORE I move. Thank you so much in advance for your prayers and God Bless you all.
Please pray for our family. We are hurting financially and have some big decisions to make soon. Please pray that we will follow God’s will in our life.
Father God, bless this family. God, You know all of our needs and Your word assures us that all things work for good to those who love You. We trust You and trust in You to put us on the paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake. God comfort and touch this family, we pray. Guide them deeper into Your will in this time of earthly trial. We have faith that it is so in the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Please pray that I find a job soon and very soon. I am currently unemployed. My parents are having financial difficulty as well and I would love for God to open a door for me to be able to take care of them!
I found this section of your blog at the perfect time. God is so good that way!
Last night my mother called to tell me she has been having chest pain for the past five days, and was admitted to hospital. They just can’t seem to figure out what’s wrong. She’s been very stressed lately (today is the 2 year “anniversary” of her father’s death, she’s filing for divorce, and my brother has finals this week and must do very well in order to pass into the next grade), and I’m sure that’s a big part of it. I’m fearful of driving to see her (2 hours away) because I’m pregnant and she doesn’t know yet. My husband and I were planning to drive in to tell her this coming weekend. I worry that the shock will be bad for her heart (Yes, I could just not say anything about it, but I’m 10 weeks and starting to show, not to mention she’s my mother so she’ll just know when she sees me), so I’m just not sure what to do. I want to be there for her, because my brother’s in school (8th grade… and he needs support too. He doesn’t handle medical stuff well ever since my grandparents died because he was the one that called 911 for each of them) and there’s nobody else there except for her soon-to-be-ex-husband that just doesn’t care, but I don’t want to make it worse! I’m praying blessing upon her doctors and her body. Please, please, please keep our family in your prayers.
So much is going on right now. I will keep your family and your pregnancy in my prayers. Please keep me updated.
I will certainly be praying for you, Jana. Thank you.
Thank you so very much for your prayers. I had an interview this morning and it went well. Thank you and God bless you.
How exciting! I can’t wait to hear how it turns out!
Please continue to pray they still have not made a hiring decision. I really NEED this job. I know the Father knows our needs before we even ask. So, I know I am in His hand and cannot be plucked out. Thank you again and God bless you and your family.
I would like to repeat: GOD IS SO GOOD!
I know He hears prayers, but I’ve always been told that He answers on His own time and own way. That usually leads us through a long road of trials and tribulations (always for our good). This time, His time was less than a week.
My mother is out of the hospital, and my little brother graduated from middle school today! They’re still not sure what caused the chest pains, but they do know that it’s not her heart. It’s possible that she had an allergic reaction to a new grilling maranade/ seasoning mix they tried. (I couldn’t pronounce 3/4 of the ingredients. Talk about gaining a testimony of eating the way God intended!)
Her husband really surprised me. He showed up and was very supportive in taking care of her. (She’s taking it easy for a few weeks until they can figure out what’s going on.)Since the last time I spoke with her (about 2 weeks ago), they decided not to divorce, and he’s started attending a local church. Not the same as my mom’s, but definately a step in the right direction since her new-found zeel for God was a big problem for him. Things are not perfect, but they’re improving.
As I’m sure you’ve gathered, I decided to make the trip. She took the news of becoming a grandma fairly well. She’s just being her usual mom self and is worried about it being too much to handle and affecting my studies. (I’m in a combined BS/MS program getting certified to teach special needs children.) In her mind, the ideal situation would be for me to be done with school and well established in a career before having children. (She doesn’t take me seriously when I explain that I plan to be a full-time homemaker after I graduate, assuming we’re in a financial position to do that.) But this is not her plan; it’s the plan my husband and I placed before our Father in Heaven and He supports it, apparently. :) She’s also cautious about getting too excited because my last pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 10 weeks. Still, I spoke with her on the phone and she won’t stop telling me to “give the peanut a hug” for her, so I think that means she’s accepting it.
I cannot thank you enough for your prayers! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Hi Hallee…was viewing my daughters (Kelle) Facebook page and saw your name. I’m living here in Columbus, am a 60 yr. old,unmarried BELIEVER. Don’t know how I ended up reading your pages but stranger things have happened. I have been unemployed since Oct. 2009 and am presently maintaining on my VA disability. It seems that every time I attempt to pick up my bed and move on, some other disabling illness knocks me back down. Now I have several female issues which I will not go into detail about.I rely completely on the Veterans hospital for my healthcare and have always been thankful for it. But in this day and time, they’re a bit overwhelmed and female issues are not their priority. Please pray for me. I am in pain daily and am getting a bit depressed. I feel like Job. And I understand what you meant when you wrote (in your testimony),that praying just seemed to make things worse, so you stop praying. But I KNOW that prayer is the answer and I KNOW my Father loves me. I’m just feeling a bit like an orphan right now. Thank you so much and God bless.
Sandra: I will definitely keep you in my prayers. Recently, we were praying pretty hard for you, if I’m not mistaken. I will pray for your body to be healed, for your spirits to be uplifted, and for you to be encouraged to find joy in all things and peace that passes understanding.
I love this. Reading this makes me so happy. God is good — all the time.
I have had another interiew with a different office. This job would really be a great fit for me, and I would like to think I am a great fit for them. Please continue to pray as I should be hearing something soon. Thank you for taking the time to read the prayer request you get and to pray for them. I am thankful for my sisters in Christ who will stand and pray for one another.
PLEASE PRAY FOR ME:
As I have stated before my husband is not a christian. So I am praying gods word over him in private. This last week I was praying pretty heavily trusting God’s promise that he has given me the authority over the enemy on my husband’s behalf (Ephesians 6:11) (as well as over my children!) Boy did the @#$% hit the fan – Satan is trying his hardest to make me pay for defeating him. My youngest son is acting out so terribly I had to call his probation officer; my husband went off on my son; I walked into work and got called into the bosses office; etc.. he is hitting my family pretty hard. I NEED PRAYERS TO STAND FIRM IN CONTINUING TO PRAY FOR MY FAMILY AND TO WAIT AND TRUST THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL. IN JESUS NAME – Jerri
Jerri – I will be praying for you. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity. Please keep me posted.
After reading your testimony and other articles on your blog, I felt really inspired to seek your faith and prayers for a dear friend of mine. Since she and her husband have been married they have suffered the loss of 6 babies. She lost 3 in prior relationships. Needless to say, it’s been a rough road for them. After the most recent miscarriage, they decided to adopt. They’re wanting to adopt sibling groups of children (rather than an infant) because the odds of being allowed to adopt them are better because there is lower demand. They’ve been so close to having children in their home 3 or 4 times now, but the other couples always get selected. She told me it feels like another version of a miscarriage every time.
She’s been through a lot and I fear that she’s starting to become angry with God. Please keep her in your prayers. I’m truely at a loss of how I can help her, especially being pregnant myself (at 16 weeks with quite the baby bump). I feel like everytime she sees me it’s a reminder of what she should have had by now, but doesn’t. I feel like I need to keep my enthusiasm in check around her, but can’t because she’s my best friend and this is a time to celebrate for me. As somebody who’s lost a baby before, I too celebrate every little milestone, and can’t help trying to bring others into my celebration.
Thank you for being such an inspiration to so many!
If you have an extra prayer to spare, I certainly would appreciate it. I’ve been praying for clarity on a big decision I have to make within the next couple of months. Praying that the everything falls into place as it should and I have clarity on my purpose. Thanks Hallee! You’re truly an inspiration.
1. Hubby’s ankle is all messed up. He landed on it while playing baseball because he was fence jumping to get the ball and didn’t make it. The VA ortho guy he saw didn’t even re-xray his ankle, despite the fact that every other doctor he’s seen has said it was too swollen to see anything definitive. Prayers for both his ankle and a doctor who will give him a second opinion cheaply would be awesome.
2. Father-in-law: He’s been “hurt” for about as long as hubby has so he hasn’t been working either, or helping around the house. We could use prayer as to what to do about him. We can’t afford to NOT have him live here (he helps with rent, barely) but we can’t afford to have him living here if he’s not going to grow up.
3. Just general prayers for the newbie I’m growing. We’re not due till December and I don’t want to go into labor as early, or earlier, than I did with Aria. She was a month early. So I’m a little apprehensive, especially w/ all the extra stress around here right now…
Lots going on right now, my friend. You are in my prayers. Thank you for posting these concerns.
I am praying for wisdom and for clarity for you, Holly!
It is so hard to be joyful of a pregnancy and an infant when you have someone who just longs for a child of their own and cannot have one. I have that experience – in fact, the boys’ godparents have tried for over a decade to no avail. They are the ones who put me at ease about my pregnancies and my babies.
I will keep your friend, her faith, and her course in my prayers. And you as well – congratulations!
will you pray I am in the will of God.
Hallee, Please pray for my friend Ebony, she delivered a baby girl full term a few days ago and sadly the baby did not make it. I can’t imagine what she is going through but she is constantly on my mind. I don’t know what to do other then pray she is ok.
How terrible! My heart is just breaking for her. I will definitely keep her in my prayers.
Please keep my friends Cameron and Racheal in your prayers. Racheal was pregnant with tripplets (all boys). She’d been on bedrest at the hospital for over a month. They did an ultrasound Tuesday night and found that one of the boys had passed away. They delivered them via c-section (at 29 weeks) that night. The other two are doing very well, breathing on their own and everything! They will be in the NICU for 8-9 weeks. All 4 of them will need all the prayers they can get.
This isn’t as much of a prayer request as a praise request (Maybe there should be a seperate tab for that?). God is so good!
My mother-in-law was in advanced stage 3 kidney failure, severely leaching potassium, with diabetes and high blood pressure. She moved to the same city as my husband and I (essentially she moved to be near us so she could die) and got a new doctor. Her potassium issues are GONE, her kidney damage has REVERSED to stage 1, and she’s coming off her blood pressure and diabetes medications. As a matter of fact, occasionally she needs to eat a pancake to raise her blood sugar. Our God is a God of mercy and might! And He is good ALL the time!
Blessings to you and your’s!
The boys came home today! (3 weeks earlier than expected.) Praise to our glorious God! Thank you so much for the prayers!
Yay!! I love that they came home in half the time. God is awesome!
I missed this one, somehow. Thank you so much for sharing this with me! God is awesome and wonderful.
Please keep my husband in your prayers. He has had a lot of sinus pressure for two weeks and doesn’t feel well at all. Even a visit to the doctor hasn’t helped. Please pray that he gets relief from all the pressure. Thank you so much for your prayers.
My father has prostate cancer and has decided to undergo surgery. He also has uncontrolled diabetes and is overweight which makes for a unfavorable mix as a surgery candidate. Please pray that everything goes well. Thanks so much. His name is Harry.
I will be praying! Please keep us updated.
Unfortunately, I have yet another prayer request for you. My sister-in-law’s best friend has a 2 year old daughter (her only child after 8 years of trying to conceive) that has been diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma. It’s a very rare cancer. The doctors have given her a 5% chance of making it another year. I don’t know the friend’s or the daughter’s names, but God does and they both need prayers desperately.
:( I’m so sorry. I will be praying.
Hallee I am at the end of a rope here. I am disabled from my cancer battle and living off of less than 700 a month! I had a nephew who was a room mate and that was my life saver.He just married his girlfriend and moved out.He gave me a few months to have a plan and was caring enough to help still pay his board to me til June. As of July if I dont find a way to make an income at home , me and my son will be homeless in August. So I ask you to please pray for me to find the resources I need to make a crafting bussiness at home ( things I can make and sell )to sell on line and make an income to make the bills ASAP. I am beyond stressed! Thanks for the prayers.
I will be praying for you!
In Dec. I cheated on my boyfriend of 6 years, when we broke up I realized that he is the one i want to spend the rest of my life with and I realized that this was no way for our son (age 2) to grow up. But when I told him it was too late he already moved on. I winded up giving my life to God in February and and by the end of February he broke up with her and wanted to work things out with his family. I knew God was working in my favor. Now that we are “working things out.” I’m praying for his salvation, he suprised me and went to church Easter Sunday but has not given his life to God. And just yesterday I found out hes been texting another girl from work. I don’t understand how we’re suppose to try and work things out if he’s talking to other girls. I feel like this is December all over again and I just want resteration for my family. I find myself sad at times and in all honesty im starting to think if he’s not trying why should I? But i know that’s the devil trying to tear me apart from the will of God. I just don’t know what to do anymore, for 6 years we did our relationship without God and now I want to do this with God and the right way, I want us both to be saved and get married and make things right but i am so discouraged right now and feel so betrayed.
I’m so sorry about your situation. In addition to prayer, please seek out local social services agencies or another local agency that may be able to help you. Perhaps your nephew could help you. Prayers are so important but do not rely on those alone. It is important that you seek out the help you need for both you and your son.
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