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This week I have been praying a bit more than usual. I have a family member who is in critical condition right now and I know a few others who are dealing with fatal physical conditions too. Tonight as I was praying for them and some other things that have been on my heart I just felt led to do write this post. I know I do not know most of you in real life, but I still feel like I know you, know what I mean? I share my life, ideas, creations and you share them back with me.
I want to take this opportunity to ask if you need prayer for something. Anything. Whether you believe in God or not, I want you to know that I care and want to pray for you/whoever/whatever. Just send me an email if you like, leave a comment, be anonymous or share your life story. I won’t mind.

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12

“He said to them, “When you pray, say:
‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.’ Then he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.’ Then the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man’s boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs. So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:2-13

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Comments

  1. says

    Thank you so much for this post, Jessica, you have such a lovely heart! And I love this scripture, it reminds me of how God is just waiting to bless us with our requests. I LOVE Him!! I’ll pray for your family members!

  2. says

    What a great post. I actually would like you to help me pray for a few friends…some in real life and one blogger friend.

    I have a blogger friend that has endured 4 miscarriages in the past year and is finally, after 1 failed IVF, pregnant with twins! I am just praying that this pregnancy will finally bring them the babies that they have longed for.

    The second a really close friend of mine was just delivered the news that her two year old has type 1 diabetes. He was put into ICU in critical condition just last Sunday, but has since gotten better and has now been home for three days. I just pray that everything stays on the right track for this little one. He is such a great kid and happens to have been my daughters best friend since 6 months old, they are also 29 hours apart.

    Thank you again for this post. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers as well.

  3. says

    Dear Jessica. What a wonderful and thoughtful post. I’m so sorry about your family members and will be praying for Gods grace to be with each of you. It’s so sweet of you to think of others at a time like this. Thank you for sharing your need and looking to help others in need.

    Warm hugs and prayers….Tracy :)

  4. says

    I am not a religious person, but I was very touched by this post of yours. Reading it, I could feel the love in your heart. Thank you for sharing. x

  5. Chelle says

    This post really touched me, as my great grandmother passed away a couple weeks ago. Although I was not as close with her as I would have liked to have been (language barrier, dementia), I still miss her very much. I will be praying for your family members.

  6. says

    I’m a regular reader of your blog….just haven’t commented. I hadn’t been to your blog in a bit, but stopped by today and your post really spoke to me.

    Just last week my not even 3 yr old niece was diagnosed with cancer. I may just be her aunt, but she feels like she is one of my kids. And it really hurt to hear the news. She had to have surgery and as far as we know they were able to remove all the cancer. My niece has so much life and energy to give. I pray that God heals her of the disease totally. She will have to go through chemo, but this little girl is my hero.

    I will keep your family members in my prayers also.

  7. says

    I will incude you & your loved ones in my prayers. This post is inspiring, thank you!
    My husband’s work moved us to Ohio almost 2 years ago. On his pay at that time we thouht it would be difficult financialy, but his boss insured us that with a couple of months he would recieve a nice sized raise. He has recently taken his 5th pay cut since moving up to Ohio. We have both looked for other employement, but have had no luck.

  8. says

    Wow, what an inspiring post. I believe that this is exactly what God wants from us. A showing of love and desire to do what we can for others, believers or not. So powerful. Thank you for inspiring me to go out and offer the same. I will pray for your family as well.

  9. says

    hello just stoppin by ur site..awesome! pls pray for my father in law’s health. he’s in bad shape now fighting with cancer today we took him back to the hospital.

    thank you so much! you have a wonderful heart.

    btw, im new to sewing and ur site is a great help for a novice like me

  10. says

    I don’t need any prayers, but was so thankful a couple weeks ago when I needed them for my little sister and new niece. I was so grateful to have all my online friends praying for them. You have my prayers and support.

  11. says

    That is so sweet of you! I will be praying also for your family. Even though I don’t know them, I know that God does and he will hear our prayers. :)
    If you could include a friend of mine in your prayers, I’d appreciate it. Actually 2 of them (I know it’s a lot to ask). One has been trying to get pregnant for almost 5 years now. They’ve tried many different treatments and are having a really hard time keeping their spirits up.
    The other friend has tried to get pregnant for many years, and when it didn’t happen they decided to adopt, which they did last September. Just recently she found out she is pregnant (finally!), but she’s just worried about everything going ok. If you wouldn’t mind keeping them in mind. I’d appreciate it!
    Thanks for your beautiful post! Keep your spirits up! :D

  12. Rachel says

    Hello :) Today is the FIRST time I’ve ever visited your blog and your words about prayer echoed in my heart. Thank you for offering to pray…I have a friend who is suffering from a horrible back injury and is living in extreme pain every day. Her name is Millie. And I know she would appreciate your prayer. Thank you so much & for being a confirmation about prayer in my life.

  13. says

    That’s a great post! It’s good to see people in the blog world reaching out to eachother in faith!

    It would be great if you’d say a prayer for my neice Rosemarie (now 3 1/2 yrs old who has been battling cancer for more than two years. She has recently had a really amazing/terrifying radiocative treatment and this week they have scans done to see if it worked or not. She’s so little and has been through so very much. Please pray for her and for her parents and older sister. It’s a very hard time waiting for those results!

    Thank you so much for your prayers! God provides! :)

  14. says

    What a wonderful post – the power of preayer is so amazing. Your blog is so uplifting!! It really brings me a breath of fresh air every time I read it. Thank you for that!

  15. says

    Hey Jessica! Just today I was having a pity party for myself and then in reading your post and comments, I realize that I am so blessed to have what I have. Thank you for having God use you to get some many different messages across.
    Press on! Your sister in Christ, Phalloeun

  16. says

    Thanks for a post like this, i’m so thankful to find other sisters in the family! What a joy it is to know that we serve the same Father and He is a God who is close and interested in our lives.

  17. says

    Thank you for your post. This weekend a close family friend died in a car accident- he was only 16. Its been a tough day and your comment really encouraged me. Thank you and Ill be praying for you and your family as well.

  18. says

    Thank you so much for this post. I read all the comments and said a prayer for each person that asked in need. I prayed for you and your family too. So many of the comments were lives touched by cancer. Which I am blessed enough to be in remission from. Other posts talked about lives being touched or troubled by infertility. I suffered that also. Your post reminded me how blessed I am and how thankful I should be I don’t give thanks enough for my blessings. Thank you very very much for reminding me.

  19. Anonymous says

    My girlfriend and her husband are going through a rough patch. It looks like after just over a year of marriage, one party wants to end it. It breaks my heart, and neither are believers. I am trying to get out of the habit of telling God how he needs to answer prayers, especially with this situation, and simply telling him the problem and trusting that he will follow through with His best plan.

    Thanks for your prayers!!

  20. says

    Your faith is always inspiring, I am praying for God to be merciful to your loved one. He never gives us more than we can bear, and all things are for good for those who love Him. Love ya my friend…

  21. says

    Hey girl! Thanks for the sweet post. And yeah – prayer is awesome. I hate that it takes me so long to quiet down and pray!

    ps you can be praying for us – we are considering… well I will email you :)

  22. Anonymous says

    Jessica I’ll pray for your family members and everyone on this list who mentioned a need.

    My husband and I have been experiencing infertility. We had one early miscarriage and no luck since. It’s been very difficult for us, wanting to create life together so badly.

  23. says

    I am sorry to hear of your family’s illnesses. I will pray for you.

    The timing of this post is very helpful to me. I am going to be honest, I am in a lot of emotional pain after some incredibly painful experiences.

    I need God’s plan for me revealed to me. Thank you.

  24. says

    Jessica,
    I have no idea how I missed this post but this is so amazing. It is bold, heart warming, and so incredibly God honoring. And if you can fit it in…a house. It feels so shallow but we need to buy a home because the owner of our rental home is being foreclosed upon. That’s it. :)

  25. says

    this is so awesome. thanks for always putting God first and for making your blog a place to glorify Him. i know its super easy to get caught up in the craft and fun side and forget that we are here to show Him. thanks for reminding me of that and for doing that.

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