WT, you are right to say that all are welcome on this thread who come in peace with needs for prayer and praise to God. We are here to encourage people and be God's love to them.
Handicappers, we will keep your family in prayer and pleasee know we are here to help and that any contention will be discontinued here, in the name of our Lord. We mean only to speak God's love to offer encouragement as needed.
God's richest blessings be with you all, my friends!
I joyously add my Amen to Gary and Greg! I will not deny His name, I will not adapt my Biblical beliefs to "pop culture" or political correctness, I will praise His name in all I do. There is one name given under heaven by which we shall be saved! Blessed be the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior!
Please pray for me, and my journey into sobriety and Christianity. Also, pray for all the addicts STILL suffering who haven't found the help that was freely given to me.. Pray for the babies BORN into addiction without their consent... Pray for my sister, who may be laid off from her teaching position at her school.
Praying! Good to see you and share your walk forward.
I need some prayers for my family near Colorado Springs. They are now displaced and in danger of losing their home and horses. The heat isn't helping and I have been praying for rain and I think I need some help.
Praying for protection. Welcome to the thread, handicappers.
PADAK, what an awesome reading list! I also recommend that you find a sponsor (if you have not already), a Christian who is the same sex as you (opposite sex sponsors seldom lead to recovery), someone who has at least 5 years straight and sober in the program, and do what is called a 90-in-90, one 12 step meeting a day every day for 90 days. I'd look for a Bible based 12 step group or a 12 step group with Christians in it, and pick the one group you find you feel most comfortable in as your "home group"==a group you will meet with usually the same time every week. All this helps and having the company of others in various stages of recovery have great insights and support for you. Avoid relationships with the opposite sex during the first year of recovery (unless you are married, in which case your spouse should also go to a Al-Anon and/or Nar-Anon program to help with you and your spouse's recovery). Dating in the first year is the number one reason for relapse! Stay away from people, places, and things you associate with your habit as much as you can. The 12 step program was originally Christian but was changed when Bill and Bob (originators of the program) decided to reach more people by going with "higher power" instead of "God." But the principles are still Bible based.
You are off on a very exciting journey through which Jesus will deliver you from more than just the substance! Good luck, God bless you, and we will be here for support! "Keep coming back, it works if you work it!"
I very much prefer to be able to give more detailed info but on this request it is best that I do not but I have a very dear friend that needs prayer intervention very badly. This person is the salt of the earth, give his shirt off his back, help anyone in need, never has a bad thing to say to anyone and all around pleasant person whom I have come to love dearly. Unfortunately in his life events keep happening that are out of his control (note some people are the root of their own problems this dear fellow I can attest has truly been the victim of very harsh circumstances beyond his control).
The issues have become so great that I have come to think of him in terms of Job (which when I bring his needs to you that is how I will refer to him for your reference) because the parallels are so striking. Will you please pray for my friend "Job" and ask for the following:
Peace in his heart and soul with dealing with loss Give him confidence of his children's safety Bring him justice for a crime he is the victim of Allow him financial stability to deal with the above Fill his spirit with your love and embrace him fiercely Send good people to him for companionship
I'm devoting the whole month of July to make praying for my friend a priority and whatever you guys can do to help in that prayer effort will be greatly appreciated:
Please be with my dear friend and watch over him and keep him safe and deliver him from what he has described in his own words as a "personal Hell". Bring peace into his heart about his losses and give him the strength, courage, wisdom and resolve to get through these rough times and let him feel your great and wonderful love. Help him to feel the love and support of his friends, family and fellow believers so that he knows he is never alone that as you are always with him and so are we.
Lord I lift all these burdens up to you and ask that release my friend of them and that you show mercy and only allow him to experience that which is strong enough to deal with. You have blessed us all so much and we are so thankful Lord please allow some of your blessing to touch my friend and let him know you are there with him.
We love you Lord and lift all prayers and request to you and thank you so much for all that you do....Amen
A-men Gary - let us rejoice & be glad. I recite this wonderful verse (Psalms 118:24) each & every morning as soon as my feet hit the floor.
WT - you are our brother - and we see you lifting up YOUR brother who is in need - and we pray for God's Grace to rest upon your friend. We do not know all the issues and/or challenges - but our Lord does. He is a sovereign God, full of grace & mercy.
God does for us what we can't do for ourselves. Your friend's cry for help and your prayers on his behalf are a delight to our Lord.
"He comforts us every time we have trouble, so when others have trouble, we can comfort them"
Please let your friend know that he is not forgotten - that his name is written on God's hand.