Thursday, January 28, 2010

Friday Challenge

Update: you all know how left-handed, blonde, hormonal, emotional and female I can be. Hey I was excited about excited I celebrated a day early by posting the Friday Challenge on Thursday...thanks to my friend Kimberly for so gracefully participating..and loving me!

Happy Friday everyone! Thank you for stopping by the blog. It's always a treat for me to read your comments...I learn so much from you! It also gives me a 'link' back to your blog and I get to come check out your lives...much fun!

Today's challenge will actually be easy for some and hard for others.

Friday Challenge leave your prayer request(s) in the comments.

Please know that I will lift up each one and take them to our Jesus. Trusting and knowing He will work out all the details to bring glory and honor to the situation! He is amazing friends, and He cares deeply about you. He sees your heart and He knows what concerns you. Please feel free to leave them anonymously.

It is such an honor and privelege to get to pray with and for you. Thank you for blessing me with the opportunity.

May you truly know deep in your heart that you are loved by the Creator!


~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Nichole, even though today is "Thursday", I will still interact. ;-)

My prayer request is for my daughter. God knows the details.

Praise God!

On Purpose said...

Oh how funny is this...thank you Kimberly...oh Jesus knows my heart was in the right place...

Dear Jesus thank You Lord for Kimberly and her daughter. Like she said You Lord know the details. And You are MORE than enough to take care of them. I pray for wisdom, discernment, peace and comfort in this situation. Thank You Jesus for the love of a mom's heart to bring her daughter before Your Throne of Grace! Bless Kimberly, and bless her daughter, we love You Lord-Amen

Larissa Wardrip said...

Nichole, my prayer request (and the Lord knows how much I need it!) is to be a better example of Jesus and live my life out loud for Him. I want to live a life worthy of my Savior. I am struggling to remember that lately.

Pinkshoelady said...

Hi Nicole,
My husband Mike's Chaplain Application package is finally complete and will be presented to the Army Chaplain selection board on Feb. 9th. It has been a years long journey and is still not over. The board will only select the top 60% of all the applicants. Please pray that God will grant Mike favor in the eyes of the board that he may be selected to become a chaplain of the U.S. Army.
Our hearts yearn to serve our nation and these men and when so willing to protect it!

On Purpose said...

Oh Larissa...what a treat to have you here! I get the amazing pleasure of getting to know you more!

Dear Jesus You see and hear the heart of Your beautiful daughter Larissa...she SO desires to be all Yours. Remind her of who You are and what it is You do so well, and that is give us grace and lavish us with love. Jesus will You whisper to Larissa's heart today in a very personal and initmate way, that all she truly needs "to do" to live out loud for to BE in relationship with You. Oh Jesus, hug her and hold her tight, she is beautiful and created in Your most amazing image. Love on her Jesus, Amen

On Purpose said...

Pamela...your new picture is beautiful! Hugs to you and Zoie. Thank you for gifting me the blessign of praying for this huge and important time in your families lives.

Dear Jesus, thank You for Mike, Pamela and Zoie. Thank You for bringing them together as a family. I pray Lord that You surround them with the peace and comfort that is needed to carry them through this time. This time when Mike waits to here if he is chosen by the Army. Lord remind him deep in his heart he is chosen by You, by You Lord, how awesome is that. I pray Lord for wisdom and discernment for those who are making this decision and selection, I pray knowing and trusting You will work this out to bring glory and honor to Your name. We love You Lord-Amen

Irritable Mother said...

Nichole, my spirit wants to glorify God, but my flesh is so strong and seeks the glory for me. Please pray that I will fully die to my flesh and do EVERYTHING for the glory of God, alone!

On Purpose said...

Good morning Karen, thank you for your willingness to share your heart! As I read your words I am comforted in knowing that I don't struggle alone! So I am more than honored to pray with you on this, as I personally know how much of a struggle this is!

Dear Jesus, thank you for Karen and her beautiful ministry inside her home and out. She is the real thing...she is living out the process of a grace and loved filled relationship with You. Lord may we know truly in the deepest parts of our hearts that we have to come completely empty before You...for it is when we are empty that You Lord can fill us. Fill us with the power, strength, energy, love, grace, and patience we need to live out Your will and purpose for our lives. Oh Lord Your daugther Karen is so amazing, continue to mold her and shape her into even MORE of Your image! Thank You Jesus we love You, for You alone are holy and perfect and what a privelege it is to be known by You! Amen

Runner Mom said...

You are so sweet!I wish you lived down the street!!

I need prayer for this Sunday school lesson that I'm preparing for Sunday--yes, I waited until the last minute, but I work best like this! It's on the Sermon on the Mount. I need God's wisdom and need his guidance in which direction to go with this. BTW, this is MY class...big people! Not cute little kindergarteners!!
Thanks so much, Nichole!

Amy@LivinginHarmony said...

Thank you so much for being so open and willing to lift up the request of strangers. I will also be praying for all the request listed before me. However, my request is for an upcoming women's conference. I ask for prayer for all the women that will be attending, that teir hearts will be open to whatever the Lord will want to teach them. I also desire your prayers for the three ladies that will be speaking (myself included- it is my first speaking event). That we will only glorify God and that no praise will be accepted for ourselves only for Him that has worked in us.

Kimberly said...

I love your beautiful heart!!!! You were so excited about praying for others that you ended up posting early. :) Too sweet. :)

Please pray for my friend Tina and her baby Anna Grace. Anna Grace had to have surgery on her heart right after she was born and has been in the hospital over 4 weeks now. She is making good progress right now. If she will do well drinking out of a bottle, she may actually be released early next week. She still has a long way to go, more surgeries she will need, and they are concerned about one of her kidneys right now, too.
Her mommy, my friend Tina, is an amazing woman of God...but she and her husband are WORN out right now.

Thanks for your beautiful heart. And know that you can shoot me prayer requests any time!
Love you,

On Purpose said...

Oh Susan...I am in the coolest Bible Study right now titled Set Apart by Jennifer Kennedy Dean its on the Beatitudes. And so far the coolest revealation I have that Jesus was sharing His heart on that mountain top...He was revealing what His heart looked like in the Beatitudes and promising that He could and would make ours like it too!
Dear Jesus...encourage Susan, and fill her with all she needs to share You on Sunday to the 'big people' in her SS class. Thank You for Susan and all she does to make this world shine for You. Amen

On Purpose said...

Hello Amy...its such a joy to have you visit my blog! Thank you!

Dear Jesus thank You so much for the work You are doing in and through Amy. She has such a great and amazing opportunity to share You at this retreat and her heart and mind is set on bringing You glory and honor, Yeah! I pray for all the women involved, love on them in ways only You can Jesus. Remind them they are precious beautiful daugthers of a MOST magnificent King! We love You Lord-Amen

On Purpose said...

Hello Kimberly...I love you my friend!

Dear Jesus thank You for Anna Grace...just her name speaks volumes of how precious and adorable she is...and even though I have never seen this sweet baby, You have. You know all about her and the life she is to live on purpose! Thank You Jesus for her mommy and daddy...fill them, and renew their strength. I thank You for the amazing works that this is doing in the lives all surrounding this story. Thank You for holding Anna Grace in Your miraculous hands, we trust and know You have worked this out to bring glory and honor to You, we love You Jesus, Amen

From the Heart said...

Nichole, Thank you so much for being available to pray for others.
My request is for my cousin, Michael, who has cirrohsis of the liver. He needs to lose weight to be considered for a liver transplant. He's been through a lot but because of all that has happened in his life he sought help through a church and gave his heart to the Lord. He lives in Colorado and I haven't seen him since he was a little boy but we have gotten acquainted throug the internet. His Dad is my only living uncle and he's not well either.

I also need prayer for some physical problems but that is in God's hands. My desire is to see my cousin healed in whatever way God decides. My cousin told me that if he should leave this world to rejoice. What a testimony. I also had the privlige to pray with him by phone a couple weeks ago.

May God bless you for what you are doing.

On Purpose said...

Hello Alice!!

Dear Jesus You Lord are the GREAT HEALER! And in You are bodies and spirits are made perfect. I pray for Alice, her uncle and her cousin. Lord You know all the details, the pain, the hurts. Thank You for bringing comfort and healing in each of these situations. It SO amazing me how nothing is too difficult or out of Your reach. Thank You for loving on each of them in such personal and intimate ways. You God are truly awesome and we love You, Amen

From the Heart said...

Nichole, There is a very urgent request for the sister of Alleluiablelle at Humable as I go.
Here is the link to her site where she has posted the problems her sister is having. I'm sure she would greatly appreciate your visit and prayer for her sister and anyone else who would like to visit her and let her know you are praying also. She and other members of her family are in great need of prayer. Her plate is overflowing right now but she is so humble (a lot like you).

And thank you so much for the prayer for my cousin, uncle and me.

Alleluiabelle said...

Oh what a precious woman of God you are. Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog and praying for my sister and our family. That means more to me then you will ever know. (Sweet Alice, I can't thank her enough for sending you our way). The Lord is using you mightily here...a place filled with prayer needs and sweetly filled with prayers from your beautiful loving heart for each one. I am in awe.

As I read through these prayer requests I prayed along with you in prayer for all...such a beautiful beautiful thing. The Lord has truly gifted you in so many ways and I thank Him for that and I thank you for gifting us with your prayers and so much more.

May the Lord bless YOU abundantly in all areas of your life and may He continue to increase His whisper of love, grace, tender mercies, knowledge, wisdom, guidance and strong discernment ever so divinely into your ears, your mind, your heart and into your soul this night and the many days and nights to come throughout your life time.

Love & Blessings,

Lori said...

Well, Nichole, you were a day early and I'm a day late! Yikes, it's Sat.-the week just flew right by me! I'd be honored if you would pray that I'd continue with the desire that only God would grant to me, to serve my mother with love and compassion. God is giving me glimpses of how He sees her and it's drawing the two of us closer and closer. Also, for my youngest teenager. Dave and I need all the wisdom God can grant.

Hugs to you & know that you were lifted up this morning on my prayer walk, too. Love, Lori

On Purpose said...

Hugs to you Lori, you are loved by me and more importantly by our God!

Dear Jesus, thank You so much for blessing me with 'getting' to know Lori. She has amazing energy and a commitment to go straight to Your heart! Lord in her obedience to seeking You first she is learning what grace and love is all about. I pray for the relationship with her mom, remind Lori You Father God will create it to be what is perfect in Your sight, remind her to trust You and Your timing in all things. I pray for Lori heart to truly feel and sense Your presence. I pray for wisdom, and discernment in their household as parents. Father fill Lori to overflowing, she comes to be filled and knows only You give what she was created for! Praise Your Holy Name for the amazing relationships You are designing in Lori's life. I praise You Lord for the work You are doing in and through Lori, she truly shines You in this world. She is so beautiful. Thank You Jesus for blessing my life with her commitment to encourage me and pray for me. Hug her for me! We love You Jesus, Amen

Joyful said...

Nichole, I just love your heart.

My prayer request would be for my nephew and his ex-wife. Both are making decisions outside of God's will. My nephew has remarried and is operating an immoral "business". His ex-wife, a professing Christian, has just today announced that she is moving in with another man. Praying God will intervene.

What can I pray for you?
Love, prayers and hugs,

On Purpose said...

Hello Joy, its so great to see your smiling face..and feel the warmth of your heart from such a distance! You are a beautiful assest to this world!

Dear Jesus thank You for the great caring heart You have created in Joy. She cares very deeply and grieves over the things that make You sad Lord. We pray together for her nephew and his ex-wife, knowing only You can bring the light that is needed in their darkness. I pray Lord that You surround them with people and opportunities that Shine Your light brightly. I pray for protection over hearts and minds. And again we know and trust You to fulfill the works You have started in them. We love You Lord, Amen.

Joy thank you for asking, I am learning so much in this season of my life. I have many 'new' roles and feel very blessed. My prayer request would be to remain living in the priorities He has created for me, my relationship with Him, my relationship with my husband, my relationship with my boys, and then my ministry. Thank you Joy for your love, encouragement and prayers, they are greatly appreciated! Hugs to you!

Pinkshoelady said...

Thank you so much for your sweet prayers for us!

One of my deepest prayers is that one day you and I will meet face to face on this side of Heaven. I know with all my heart we will spend eternity there!

I have a visual mystery contest going on over at my blog this week.
Wanna come see?

Zoie says, Thank you Mrs. On Purpose. Put your right hand on your left shoulder. Now put your left hand on your right shoulder. Now squeeze! That is a hug from me to you!

We love you dear friend
Pamela and Zoie

Anonymous said...

just came across your blog and love it! Love that you have such a heart for God and others. I humbly ask for prayers for my son. That God would give him peace and bring healing to him. That my son would grow spiritually during this very difficult season in his young life.(23 years old)Thank you for your prayers, we need them and appreciate them and most importantly we the power of prayer.

On Purpose said...

Dear Jesus...You know one thing that is SO precious to me...that NO ONE is anonymous to You. For You know each one by name...I pray Lord Jeremiah 29:11 over this son that is brought before Your mighty throne...and in agreement we know Lord You hear and see all. I pray Lord that You surround this one with protection, protect his mind, his heart. Lord boldy get his attention...display Your mighty power in him and through him. There is a purpose for his life, You created him for it! Lord we love You, thank You Amen

Anonymous said...

Nichole, The prayer that you prayed for my son took my breath away.You would have to know the details of his circumstances and what we have been through but trust me...I believe the Holy Spirit led you to those words. Thank you

Joyful said...

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for my precious friend Nichole. Lord, how I love her heart for You and her longing to live her life in the center of the priorities You have placed before her. Father I pray You will use her in all areas of ministry. Lord, help her become the wife her husband will cherish, the mother her sons need, the humble servant You desire for her ministry role, and above all a Christ-like child who is becoming more and more like her Father every day. Thank You Lord for the way You are using her and blessing her life. Continue to draw her closer to You, that she may know You deeper and love You more. In Your precious Name I pray, Amen.