Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Challenge

Good day, and welcome to the blog. May you know that you are loved today by a God who is able to hear your heart and restore and renew all things.

Do you know that God loves to talk to us? He loves to have a ongoing open dialogue with us. Did you know that there is power in prayer? You see we don't pray unassisted...thank goodness! He has gifted us with the power of His Holy Spirit to intercede for us. I have used the visual many times of the Spirit standing there tugging on His robe..."listen to your daughter, she is crying out for your help." Many times we don't have what we feel to be the right words, or even know how to pray, rest's okay...just open your heart to Him...and He will guide the dialogue.

So the challenge this week is to:


However the Friday Challenge this week is going to have a little twist. Below is a list specific prayer request that have been brought to His feet today. I am asking today that you "take one" and "leave one". Please take a request that is on the list below or that has been left in the comment section and pray. And then please leave one in the comment section. If you would like to leave one anonymously that is great too!

God cares about these things:

Lee's ( brother-in-law has been diagnosed with cancer. Please pray for the entire family to be surrounded by God

A marriage in Salem OR fighting to staying together

A grandmas grandson who is fighting to stay off drugs and find a job

A woman in OR who is rebuilding the foundation of her life after struggling many years with alcohol and drugs

Cindy ( Shining like a light in the midst of a heavy battle

Stay at home moms who are needing perseverance to get up and do it again today

Multiple churches that are being attacked by the enemy

Parents who are fighting for their children

Praises for physical healing

The woman who is trying to find her true identity

The lady who is went home to her house last night lonely

A marriage retreat in Leavenworth

Dear Heavenly Father thank you for loving us, thank you for hearing us. We believe You are the One who works all things out for the good of those who love you-Amen


Anonymous said...

Prayer Request: Marriage encounter weekend in Leavenworth WA. Pray to restore, heal marriages and make good marriages even better. Pray couples will be recommitted to their vows. Pray marriages will seek God first in ALL things.
Prayer Challenge:Kim, hurting, lonely challenging to change her life from alcohol and drug abuse. Prayer: that she will be blessed with a Godly lady to encourage and love on her.
Although I will continue to pray for all issues. Here your children Lord as we lay these burdens at the cross along with many unspoken broken hearts. We Love You in Your Sons Precious Name...Amen
Love, Mom

More than Survival said...

Praying for stay at home moms! It can be such a challenge to get up and do the same hundred things you did yesterday and so many days before that! I pray that moms around the world will gain an ETERNITY perspective for all the things they do!!

Prayer Request: That we see our life from an Eternity perspective: everything we do/or don't do will matter for eternity! I pray that we have wisdom to see it clearly and make the most of our days!

Kimberly said...

Oh, what a beautiful idea this is, Nicole!

I will be taking some of these to pray over today! My heart is especially tugged at by the marriage fighting for survival.

And please pray for one of my best friend's, Missy. Her father passed away suddenly yesterday.

Thank you so much for doing this! For allowing us the privilege to pray for these requests you have listed and for letting us leave requests!
You are a blessing!
Love you,

The Patterson 5 said...

I love this prayer party as well. Thank you for placing these needs on our hearts today. I will pray for these needs and please pray for our country and it's leaders may we unite and trust in God.

Runner Mom said...

Nichole, this is great! A"prayer Party!" How appropropriate! You,sweet girl, have such a heart for others and their needs...what a great spiritual gift!

My prayer request is for my friend Carrie. Her mom is slowly dying of cancer. She was never released from the hospital for Hospice to help. So...Carrie's family is staying with her mom 24/7. They are physically and emotionally drained. Please pray for peace and strength for this godly family--her Daddy is a preacher in NC.

Thank you!
Love ya,

PS--Let me know when you're taking the next flight to SC!!! Kimberly and I will meet you at the airport!! :)

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

Nichole thanks for your heart...and your great encouragement to me! :)

I will be praying for stay at home moms who are struggling. What a wonderful challenge! :)

Joyful said...

I always look forward to your Friday challenges!

I will be praying for several of these requests, but especially churches under attack from the enemy. Our church is feeling that weight right now as well.

I actually have two requests. We have a team of 80 people from our church who just left on a Holy Land tour. One couple especially needs prayer. Margrid and Steve. Steve has an inoperable brain tumor and things are not looking good at the moment. The Dr's gave him permission to go on this trip, but they really need to be surrounded in prayer.

Also, my friend Melissa's Mom, Becky, has stage 4 cancer. Please pray for her and the family.

We have a God of miracles. Thanking Him for all His blessings,

Tiffany Stuart said...

Praying for woman trying to find her true identity. And the one trying to rebuild her life after addiction.

Pray for Ian(child) here in the Springs fighting cancer. Pray for Linda fighting breast cancer.

Tiffany Stuart said...

PS thank you for all your loving comments lately. I'm thankful for you.

Sue J. said...

Indeed, I'm in prayer for churches under attack, and parishioners being scattered--collapse of unity! We need to pray for God's guidance as we seek to do His will through the church, not the church's will under attack by the world.

Prayers for Chatty Kelly's husband today as well as their whole family as he recovers from extensive rotator cuff surgery. Prayers for complete wholeness, freedom from pain....prayers for Kelly's encouragement in her caring and presiding over everything in her home.

Thanks for the focus, Nichole!

Kimberly said...

I love this idea for prayer Nichole.

I will pray for those who are addicted to drugs & those recovering and all that entails.

My prayer request: Is for my daughter who says she's a recovering drug addict. I don't buy it because her attitude and lifestyle hasn't changed. I request prayer that God would convict her heart and show her the most amazing grace there is to bring her back to HIM. And for her & I to reconcile our relationship.

Edie said...

This is a beautiful idea Nichole! I have lifted all of these up to our Father in Heaven. Praying specifically for the woman who went home lonely and for this nation, our leaders, and unity in the Body of Christ.

I would appreciate prayer for clear direction and financial provision. Thanks for your sweet heart!

Leebird said...

You bless me, Nichole!

Thanks for putting my brother-in-law on the list.

I will pray for Kimberly's daughter who needs freedom from drug addiction.

Please pray for my friend Christine whose husband died of a heart attack about a year and 1/2 ago...she is very angry with God and unhappy with her life. She needs Jesus.

Luanne said...

I am praying for the woman trying to find her identity--praying that she will learn who she is in Christ--apart from her past, her fears and her failures.