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December 10th, 2002, 3:09 am
One of our members has expressed an interest in a place at Hogwarts Chapel where God can be praised and thanked.
Many of us are members of different religions. While I don't want this thread to turn into a cause for debate, this particular thread will be for members of any faith who wish to pray together. Respect for other faith traditions will be required. It also will be somewhat of an experiment to see how interfaith prayer might work in cyberspace.
I encourage you to create threads where members of a particular religion can gather, if you wish.
Holy God, we gather here to pray together, knowing you are present with us. Our being present with each other within cyberspace is not that different than your being present with us wherever we might be. I thank you for the internet, for this forum, and for the diversity of faiths present. Bless our time together in prayer, as we bring to you our praise, thanks, and requests. Amen
December 10th, 2002, 10:59 pm
What a lovely thread. :)
Are we allowed to make a list of things we want people to pray about?
December 11th, 2002, 1:14 am
Yes, I'd say that would be fine.
Since last night, I've had a change of heart about this thread. I think we need more places in the world where people of different faiths can pray together, if they wish. So I have edited the opening of this thread to make it an interfaith (all faiths) place for prayer. If anyone has concerns about this, please PM me.
I recognize that some of us worship the same God (such as Jews, Christians, and Muslims), while others of us do not (Wiccans, Buddhists, etc.). Can people who worship different gods, or even those who have vastly different understandings of the same one, worship and pray together?
December 11th, 2002, 9:20 pm
I think they can and they should. After all Jews, Christians, and Muslims all have the same roots, in our founding father Abraham.
-edit- Not that Abraham is our God or that I'm crediting him as divine, just a common ground for three separte monotheistic religions.
Good thread, since I'm used to always hearing Catholic prayers and only those. :bigtu:
December 11th, 2002, 9:42 pm
That is partly true DogStar87, but the religions do not pray to a founding father. Also I do not consider Christianity to have a founding father, aside from Christ Jesus. It would be wrong to give credit to someone other than God for one's faith.
This really is a good idea Evelyn, well done.
December 11th, 2002, 9:49 pm
one problem. it might be an embarassing situation for those who don't know the traditions of other religions. but this is a great idea. i wish my catholic friends (i'm prodestant) would even pray with me. but we believe in slightly different things.
December 11th, 2002, 10:40 pm
Originally posted by DogStar87
After all Jews, Christians, and Muslims all have the same roots, in our founding father Abraham.
-edit- Not that Abraham is our God or that I'm crediting him as divine, just a common ground for three separte monotheistic religions.
Actually, it isn't Abraham that ties Judaism, Christianity, and Islam together-- it is God. We worship the same God, though we have different understandings of that God.
December 11th, 2002, 10:45 pm
Originally posted by arwen713lotr
one problem. it might be an embarassing situation for those who don't know the traditions of other religions.
Here is my understanding:
~ Jews, Christians (Catholic and Protestant), and Muslims worship the same God. Most interfaith prayer that I am aware of is shared by these three faiths.
~ Other religions worship different gods. There is question whether people of these other faiths can pray together, since they would not be praying to the same god.
~ Some people believe that we all worship the same God/god. For these people, I'd guess they would feel comfortable with interfaith prayer with anyone of any religion.
I guess this is turning into a discussion thread, and I'm fine with that. Maybe I'll have to come up with a new name (again)....
December 12th, 2002, 5:40 am
Actually, it isn't Abraham that ties Judaism, Christianity, and Islam together-- it is God.
I'm not trying to put him in God's place. :scared:
It mystifies me how much fighting is going on between Jews, Christians, and Muslims, when indeed it is God that ties these three religions together.
December 12th, 2002, 8:36 am
I'm Praying, OK, Good
Isn't That Why This Thread Was Started?
I Thank You For Steve And The Staff Who Helped Make This And The Forums So Great And Give Us Young Ones Help When We Ask For It, Amen.
December 12th, 2002, 8:47 am
I have a very serious issue I'm hoping you guys could pray about. :(
A friend of mine just recently went on vacation to visit a friend of hers before he was shipped overseas. Well, while she was up there, she fell in love with him. The problem is this: She's married and has a 5 month old daughter. I'm begging all of you Christians reading this to pray that she stays with her husband. She'll be making the biggest mistake if she leaves him. :( Thanks for taking the time to read this! God bless!
December 12th, 2002, 4:12 pm
Okay, as Ronman stated, this was originally a place to pray, so here's mine...
"Dear Lord, I come before you realizing that I am but a worthless being, not worthy of your attention. However, Lord, you have cared for me, even enough to send your son to die on the cross so that I could spend eternity with you. I thank you for this and for the many blessings you have poured out on me. Lord, help me ever to be thankful for these things.
I think now of all the people who are less fortunate in the world. I pray for those who face hardships and temptations; give them strength to do whats right. I pray now especially for Apple's friend as she faces this temptation; guide her to do whats right. I pray for those who are sick, for those who are infirm and who suffer from serious deseases. Finally, I pray for the church. Bless her where she is poor, strengthen her where she is weak, and where she has gone astray, Lord, I pray that you would bring her back to the truth.
Lord, you have said in your Word that if we pray in accordance with your will, you will give us what we ask for. I pray that these prayers would be in accordance with your Word, but if they are not, then I would pray that your will be accomplished. Keep me from temptation and forgive me of my sins, in Jesus' name, Amen."
December 12th, 2002, 4:55 pm
Just to let you know, I've added a pray: smilie.
December 13th, 2002, 2:54 am
Morgoth, that's adorable! :D I love him!
And daniel4hp, thanks for praying for my friend. That was a really nice thing for you to do. :)
I want to take this time to thank You for all the wonderful things You've done for us. You truly are amazing! I want to especially thank You for the people taking their time to pray for each other in here. Please pour an extra-special blessing on them in Your good time and fill their lives with the warmth of Your Spirit. In Jesus' name I pray.
December 13th, 2002, 6:19 am
I'm pray: now
Dear Lord, I Thank You That You Stoped Our Out-Of-Control Bushfire Crisis And That You Help Those Familys Who Lost Their Houses, In Jesus Name, Amen.
Now My Prayer For Sat !4th (I Didn't Want To Doube Post)
Dear God, I Thank You To Take Care Of The Less Fortunate In All Parts Of The World This Christmas As I And My Family Have Our Christmas Lunch, In Jesus Name, Amen.
December 14th, 2002, 6:24 am
pray: Dear God, thank you for giving me my wonderful son, for getting me out of all the troubles I get myself into, for letting me feel there is always a way out, for letting me know Im not alone. Amen.
December 15th, 2002, 1:26 am
Father God, bless all those who are going through final exams right now. Help them to keep their minds clear and focused so they can do what they have to do. Help them to realize that it will end soon, and help them to realize that they are never alone, even when it feels like they have no one, You are there for them. In Jesus' name, Amen.
December 15th, 2002, 4:19 am
OK, I'm not very good at praying and thanking in English.
Dear Lord, thanks for everything I've got a nd for being able to form part of this great family, CoS Forums. And please, if it's not too much to ask, let Hugo Chavez see what he's doing and where he's leading my country into, and make him resign...and make my people happy.
December 15th, 2002, 5:39 am
For all these things I'll pray. (By the way, very nice sig, Triki). :)
I come to you today, humbly as I know how, knowing that you are my God and it is for you I live. Bless all my friends and familiy and keep the prayers of those close to me in your heart. I thank you each day for evey breath I take and ask that I not take one single step for granted. In your holy name I pray.
December 15th, 2002, 11:57 pm
As I partake in Christ's communion each week, I silently sing or chant a prayer to my Holy Father. I would like to share it:
Oh my Father,
thank you for all of you strength,
your power and glory.
The broken body there,
beaten, broke and battered.
Those cuts are born all for me,
I pray to remeber.
The blood that stained the cross,
the wounds that bled my help,
Let them now make me ammends,
cover my dark soul.
For all the wrong that I do
I now give to you.
You can and will wash it clean
and make my soul yours.
Now let me add something that is on my mind:
Oh Father, my Father,
do not forget me in this life.
I need your help, as I do,
please give me your hand.
Please watch over my family,
keep them close to you in this time of great coming sorrow.
Let them have happiness in this coming time of Joy
and keep them happy for some time.
Please watch over my friends,
I love them, as you know,
please Father help them in their struggles and keep them
in your mind and care.
You are all my friends, please let this be extended to you. ((Bows))
December 16th, 2002, 9:17 am
I'm pray: Now
Heavenly Father, We Thank You For A Great Year In All Ways, Especially After The Terrorist Attacks Last Year On 11/9 In USA And This Year With The Bali Bombing 12/10, Lord, I Hope That The Familys Of The Victims Of These Attacks Have A Safe And Happy Christmas, In Jesus Name, Amen
December 16th, 2002, 11:42 pm
First off, I want to say, what a wonderful idea! Second, I have a prayer request:
A friend of mine is acting innapropriately towards women. He says he does "sexual" things with them, and I don't know if it is just talk, but if it isn't, please pray he comes on the right path. He has 2 dates tonight and I'm worried. Thanks.pray:
December 17th, 2002, 1:21 am
"Holy God, I come before you again, understanding that your ways are better than my ways, and your plan is better than my plan. However, Lord, you tell us to pray, and give us the hope that if our prayers are in accordance with your will, you will answer them.
Lord, I pray for those who face difficult decisions and temptations. I pray for HarryPottersfan's friend, guide him and help him to make good choices. I pray for those who are sick, infirm, elderly, and who have deseases, Lord. If it is your will, I pray that you would heal them. I pray especially for those who do not know you, Lord. Open their eyes and help them to see the truth. And for those who do have the truth, for your church, Lord, I would pray that you would guide her into all understanding. Where she has gone astray, I would pray that you would bring her back, and where she is tempted, give her strength.
Lord, I ask all these things, praying that they would be your will. However, Lord, if they are not, then I understand that your will is better than mine, and that you will carry it out in your time. I ask all this through the mediation of Jesus Christ, who died on the cross so that we could pray to you, and in His name, Amen."
I always intend to make my prayers short, but they never seem to come out that way... oh well. I realize I may have made remarks in this prayer that certain people may have found offending, but I would just like you to know that they are not intended to be so. If you have been offended by anything I said, please forgive me, and if you would like, you could send me a PM. Thanks.
December 17th, 2002, 7:13 am
Hello again! :) I just wanted to jump in and tell You thanks for giving us this chance to pray together. It's truly an honor to be united together under Your name! If we've done anything offensive to You, I pray that You forgive and allow us another chance to make things right.
Some of us in here have needs we haven't posted about for some reason or another, so I ask that You take all of these unspoken prayers and allow the power of Your Holy Spirit to work through them in a powerful way. Also, I'd like to pray specifically for HarryPottersfan's friend. Use Your perfect plan to mold his thoughts and actions according to Your will, and allow the Holy Spirit to help lead him from his harmful paths. Show him how to avoide temptation, and give him a heart that hungers for Your purity.
God, thank You again for allowing us to come together in prayer for each other. I pray all of these things in the name of Jesus.
By the way, remember my friend I asked you to pray for? Well, I thought you might like an update with her. She ended up going with the boy she "fell in love with". Please keep her in your prayers. These are really difficult times right now. Thanks! :)
December 17th, 2002, 7:17 am
Good Evening, I'll pray: Now
Holy God, I Thank You For A Great Year Again But Differently, Lord During This Christmas Season I Pray That You Take Care Of The Homeless, The Bushfire Victims, Everyone That Has Been Affected By Something This Year. In Jesus Name, Amen
December 18th, 2002, 12:02 am
"Dear Lord, I want to thank you for all you have done in my life and in the lives of others. Thank you for being a God who cares about us and has promised to hear our prayers, and thank you for sending Jesus to earth so that through his sacrafice we can be pure in your eyes.
I pray for all here on Chamber of Secrets. I know all of us here have needs that we probably haven't said, but you here our silent prayers Lord, and you know our hearts. I ask that these circumstances would work out out, and I thank you for being omniscient, for having a perfect plan. I think especially of HarryPotterFan's friend--guide him to do what is right, and Apple's friend--help her to make good choices and guide her back to the right path.
Lord, I pray that this would be in accordance with your will, but if it is not, then I pray that your will be done, on earth, even as it is in heaven. Thank you for our mediator Jesus who enabled us to come to you holy and righteous, and in who's name I pray, Amen."
December 18th, 2002, 12:06 am
Bless my friends towards whom I am everyday grateful for, and especially all those at CoS forums. I'd like to pray especially for my grandparents today, that they are doing well. For everyone and their families around the holidays I pray, Amen.
December 18th, 2002, 1:06 am
It is such a great thread, a peaceful one. It is a place to get closer to God and He knows how I need it.
My Lord, be your name blessed for everything you gave, gives and will give us. Thanks for the beauty of nature. I am grateful of the people that you put in my life and tonight I want to thank you especially for my family, and my friends Céline, Matt, Louis-Philippe and Evelyn. Life has been generous to me and help me to be a better person, to give back what I received from you.
Help us to keep our footsteps in the path of love, to accept our differences. I hope HarryPotterFan and apples friends will find back their road because some people are hurt in their lives. Que ta volonté soit faite sur terre comme au ciel. Amen.
December 18th, 2002, 9:55 pm
My beloved father, I thank you for this opportunity we have to pray together and for the wonderful people you have gathered on this forum. I pray especially for the ones who are searching for the truth, father. I ask that you would reveal yourself to them and open their eyes to the work you have already done in their lives.
Please work in apple's friend's life. Work on her heart that she might be repentant and come to you for forgiveness. I know that all things are possible through you, and I ask that you heal her marriage and correct the harm she has done to her family. Also, I ask that you use this as an opportunity for her to grow in you, that she might see your marvelous works in her life.
Also, please be with HarryPottersfan's friend. Keep him from temptation, and help him to understand role you have set aside for sex in his life and the sanctity of marriage.
Thank you for your faithfulness to me. Forgive me for neglecting you, Lord, I am truly sorry. I revel in your boundless love. Help me to be a child of light. Help me to be aware of the Holy Spirit living in me, and guide my thoughts and actions. Keep me from my special temptations and the things I struggle with the most. Transform me so that people might see Christ living in me.
Thank you for all the wonderful Christians you have put in my life. Help Lindsay to remain faithful to you. Thank you for her.
Father, I'm sorry.
Thank you for the love and compassion you have given me toward members of this forum, and give me wisdom to know how you want me to express the love you have given me.
I love you, my father. I ask these things in the name of your holy son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
December 19th, 2002, 11:00 pm
Dear Lord Jesus,
I thank you today for everything you've given me this year. Friends, happiness, and of course, the numerous blessings. LORD, if it wasn't for you, I wouldnt' be here. I truly thought that I wouldn't make it through the summer. I confess all the sins I've committed throughout the year to you and pray for your grace and forgiveness. LORD Jesus, I thank you for this board and the kind people who post here. I've met a new friend through this board and I pray that our friendship will continue to grow. I pray for the Mods, that they will have the guidance and patience needed to run this wonderful message board forum. Please help them LORD Jesus. In your name I pray, AMEN.pray: pray:
December 20th, 2002, 7:41 pm
Dear Lord, I thank you for JK Rowling. Thank you for giving her such a creative mind. I thank you for the Harry Potter books which give me so much enjoyment. And, Lord, I thank you that JK Rowling professes to know you. Strenghten her faith; help her to grow in her relationship with you. If she has departed from the truth, I pray that you would bring her back. Bless her in her relationship with her new husband and help her to write the fifth book well and quickly. Forgive me of my sins and lead me into right paths, in Jesus' name, Amen.
December 20th, 2002, 10:01 pm
Dear Lord Jesus,
I pray that as the Christmas season approaches, I will know what Christmas truly is about: Your holy birth. I pray that the committments I've made with you will be kept. LORD Jesus, you know what they are. In your name, AMEN.
December 21st, 2002, 1:10 am
Help me to be thankful for all you have given me, Lord Jesus, and forgive me of my sins, in your name, Amen.
December 22nd, 2002, 1:42 am
Dear Lord, I Hope You Take Care Of My Sister's Friend Who Went Missing After Church This Morning And That She Is Found Safe And Well, In Jesus Name, Amen
Please Pray For My Sister's Friend Who's Gone Missing And Hope That She Is Found Safe.
December 22nd, 2002, 1:48 am
Dear Lord and Heavenly Father, I thank you for all that you have done for me, and for this holiday season. Thank you for sending your son into the world so that people from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation could come to know the truth. I pray now for Ronman's sister's friend. Lord, you know where she is, keep her safe and bring her back. I pray for those who have health needs this Christmas and for those who will be traveling. I pray this through the mediation of, and in the name of, Jesus Christ, Amen.
December 22nd, 2002, 2:03 am
daniel4hp, Thank You. We Found Her About 5 Minutes Ago. But Thank You Anyway.
December 22nd, 2002, 2:25 am
I'm glad to hear it. :)
December 22nd, 2002, 5:51 am
Holy Lord, I thank you for the many blessings of my life. Thank you for the many places I serve you in your world, the many people you bring into my life, and the Good News that you have called me to proclaim. Bless my children, especially the one who is sick this weekend. Help time to stretch to cover all the needs, especially in this busy time leading up to our celebration of your nativity. Bless all those whom you have brought to faith, and prepare them for your coming whenever and wherever you may come to greet them.
~ Your little ones, dear Lord, are we,
~ And come your lowly bed to see.
~ Enlighten every soul and mind,
~ That we the way to you may find.
Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!
December 22nd, 2002, 10:05 pm
Prayer: Dec. 23
Dear Lord, if it were not for you, we would be sheep, gone astray. But, because you sent your son into the world, we now have an opportunity to know you in a personal way. Thank you for sending Jesus into the world to die in fulfilment of Old Testament prophesies and as the true attonement for our sins. I thank you for the promise that one day you will come again in glory, and judge both the living and the dead. I know you have a perfect plan Lord, but if it be your will, I pray that those you have put in my life who's eyes are closed to you and who's hearts are those of stone would come into the marvelous light of your Word and have their hearts and eyes opened. Thank you again for the promise that you will come again, taking those who know you to heaven with you, to live forever more. Amen, come Lord Jesus!
Prayer: Dec. 24
Holy God, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscienct, late in time, yet in the fullness of time and in accordance with your perfect will, you sent your son Jesus, the long-expected Christ, into the world. I thank you for this and I praise you for this. I thank you not only for Christ's incarnation, but also for his perfect life, and his promise that he will someday return to bring all who believe back with him to heaven. Lord, you have told us that we--the church--are your people, and you are our God; you will wipe every tear from our eyes. I pray that you would do this, Lord. Be with those who are lonely this holiday season; help them to sense your presence. Help us all to be thankful for what you have given us and content with what we recieve. I pray this in and through the name of our risen Lord, Jesus the Christ, who came to earth, lived a perfect life, and was obedient to death, even death on a cross, who who has promised to return one day, with glory, and take His church home. Amen, come, Lord Jesus!
Prayer: Dec. 25
Almighty God, you sent your Son Jesus Christ to reconcile the world to yourself: We praise and bless you for those whom you have sent in the power of the Spirit to preach the Gospel to all nations. We thank you that in all parts of the earth a community of love has been gathered together by their prayers and labors, and that in every place your servents call upon your Name; for the kingdom and the power and the glory are yours for ever. Amen.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who settest the solitary in families: We commend to they continual care the homes in which thy people dwell. Put far from them, we beseech thee, every root of bitterness, the desire of vainglory, and the pride of life. Fill them with faith, virtue, knowlege, temperence, patients, godliness. Knit together in constant affection those who, in holy wedlock, have been made one flesh. Turn the hearts of the parents to the children, and the hearts of the children to the parents; and so enkindle fervent charity among us all, that we may evermore be kindly affectioned one to another; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayers for Dec. 25 taken from The Book of Common Prayer accordingto the use of The Episcopal Church.
December 27th, 2002, 2:36 am
I want to thank You for giving me such a wonderful Christmas this year! :) I had such a great time with my family and friends. Thank You so much! For those whose Christmas wasn't a good day for them, I ask for Your presence to be especially strong with them. Give them peace and joy that's found in the manger. In Jesus' precious name I pray.
December 27th, 2002, 2:54 am
Dear Lord, I thank you for this holiday season and for your birth. I ask that those who did not have a good Christmas would sense your presense now and find the joy that is found in you. I ask that you would open the eyes of those who do not yet know you and work in their hearts to effectually call them unto yourself. I pray this all through Jesus Christ, who came at Christmas to bring mankind unto yourself, Amen.
December 28th, 2002, 2:03 pm
Dear Universal Spirit (I don't believe in God, per se`),
Please give me strength to believe in myself. To make me realize how good I am.
Please forgive my transgressions.
Please make a spot for my grandmother when she passes away from this mortal world, next to her true love, my grandfather, for all Eternity.
December 28th, 2002, 5:33 pm
Thanks for a very nice Christmas, please continue to shower me and my family with your blessings always and help us in our diffficulities. Amen.
December 30th, 2002, 2:38 pm
Dearest Lord Jesus,
You've given me so many blessings I cannot begin to name them all. One is having a very good friend. She is a joy to RP with and I praise you that we both know its fake. I pray for all those who don't know that Role-playing is fake. Please, reveal to them as you've revealed to me, that its not real. I pray for those with addictions and obsessions. Heal them O' Lord. Be with us all and forgive everyone of their sins, both past and future. In your holy name I pray,
December 30th, 2002, 4:52 pm
Oh My Father,
Hallowed be thy name
the earth over
Thank you my lord and guide
for your blessings
showered from love's light above
on I, undeserving
You answer all my prayers
you keep me beside you
you keep my soul white as snow
Thank you for this, your time
this season of giving
for all the love that was spread
I bow before you
---For my Sister and her husband:
Watch over them, guide them, hold them, keep them
---For my Grandparents:
Keep them in health, bring them towards you
---For my Parents:
Help my father, my mother. Help them as only you can.
Stand beside me
I am your own as you know
I serve you
In your son's name
January 1st, 2003, 7:33 am
I thank you, Lord God, that in almost all corners of this world, a new year has begun. Bless all of your creation. Help your people bring your peace to every area and aspect of our lives. May justice be plentiful for all people, regardless of circumstances. Bring love to all of our lives, and help us to share that love with everyone. Amen
January 1st, 2003, 11:48 pm
January 4th, 2003, 12:45 am
Dear friends and fellow posters:
I need prayer. The devil is messing with my mind. He's telling me to come back to the sinful ways of my former self before I became a Christian. Also, with his hollering in my head, which is giving me headaches, I cannot hear Jesus saying he loves me for who I am. Finally, pray that I will stop worrying about my life and trust Christ Jesus 24/7. Thanks.pray:
January 4th, 2003, 1:20 am
Dear Lord, you know our weaknesses and our temptations, and because of this, you sent your Spirit to be a helper and an advocate for us. Yet, Lord, your church, is tempted by this world's prince, Satan. I ask that you would be with Your people. Guide your church, and those who are part of it, into all truth even as you promised you would. I pray especially for HarryPottersFan. I pray that you would clear his mind and help him to see the truth even more clearly. Help him to hear your voice and have a true desire to obey it. Be with him in a special way and help him to sense your presense. I pray this all through Your Son, Jesus Christ, Amen.
January 4th, 2003, 6:06 pm
Dear Lord Jesus,
Please heal my worries. I have given my life over to you. Let me trust you and heal the main worries in my mind. Make these voices in my head go away. Let me enjoy life for what it is. Finally, make these frustration headaches stop. It's ruining my life. In your name, AMEN.pray: pray: pray:
February 2nd, 2003, 2:05 am
My Lord, I let my friend in your hands, as it is the best place for him to be. Amen
February 10th, 2003, 8:41 pm
If I could, I'd like to ask everybody to pray for my friend Will. God is doing some major work in his life, and someday very soon he's going to realize that he can't stay on the fence about God forever.
Also, please please pray that I'll know how to be a good friend to him. Since I'm the one he talks to about God, I'm really feeling the weight of this responsibility. Please, please pray for us.
February 12th, 2003, 8:31 pm
Please help me use better judgment when I'm in difficult situations. Please help me to be less impulsive and think about the consequences of my actions. Also, for Anne's friend and for the all of the members of CoS especially during this time of year which can be very difficult.
February 17th, 2003, 1:07 am
Take care of my friend's family. I also let my soul in your hands, give me some relief, some peace.
February 17th, 2003, 1:20 am
Dear Lord, the situations in this world are governed by you and you have control over all things. Yet, still, you tell us to come to you in prayer, casting our cares on you. I would, therefore, pray for Anne's friend. You know the circumstances, even as you know his heart. Work in him, through your Spirit, to make the right choices. Grant Anne wisdom in knowing how to deal with this, so that she might help guide him into your truth. Your will be done, Lord, in this, and every other, circumstance. I pray this through the name of our risen Lord, Jesus Christ, Amen.
February 25th, 2003, 2:00 am
I wanted to ask for some prayer. Articulating and sharing these things is very hard. I can't write many details. Nothing would help more than knowing others are praying. Calling home to my usual prayer support network at the church where I grew up is difficult for obvious reasons.:
I am from Rhode Island. Most of my family and friends are still there. They need prayers as do all those I don't know who this touches. (If you don't know what happened in Rhode Island, the link in my signature is a touching but non-graphic story about the events.)
Thanks for those who were miraculously spared. Prayers for the things they struggle with because they were spared.
I take the bar exam (licensing exam for attorneys) in other states for three days beginning tomorrow. Focusing seems impossible most of the time. I don't know how I will take the most important exam of my life when even eating and sleeping are struggles.
One of these events is a huge load for anyone. Both at once are beyond my own capabilities.
I lift all these things and the things on my heart up to You. I thank you for the miracles. I ask You for healing and comfort for us all. I ask that You be with me and everyone back home and others who are hurting. I ask for focus over the next few days. I ask You to be with me and help me to remember both what I have learned and that while everything seems like more than I can handle, You are with me. Please grant me peace, wisdom, and comfort. Let those at home feel Your presence. Please comfort and heal them. Thank you that through you all things are possible.
February 25th, 2003, 2:52 am
My prayers will be with you, Jillian, and with those you are concerned about in Rhode Island.
February 25th, 2003, 9:31 pm
Dear Great Spirit (I believe God is neither male nor female, that God is a Spirit. God is great and is a Spirit, therefore, a Great Spirit).
Please make all those who question my beliefs understand why I believe the way I do. Thank you for allowing me to believe these beliefs and know that you'll always love me. Great Spirit, watch over my family and bless my stepmom and dad's birthdays as they come up. May they come closer to you. In Jesus Christ's holy and precious name, AMEN.
March 4th, 2003, 8:37 pm
Dear Lord, I pray for Kurtis, who commited suicide this weekend. I pray for his family and friends, I know this is very hard for them and I pray that they will know and be comforted by you in this very difficult time.
I pray for all those out there who feel like there is no way out. Help them to see that they are loved, by both people on this earth and by You. Help them to see that they are not alone. Help them to see that with you they can get through anything.
Lord, I pray for peace. I pray for people to be at peace with themselve and who thay are. I pray that we have peace in our everyday relationships. I pray for peace between nations. I pray that our world leaders will really think about what they should be doing.
March 5th, 2003, 9:50 am
Thank you, Thank you , Thank you for my new nephew. Thank you that he has been brought into this world safely and that my sister is doing so well. Thank you that I will be able to go home to see him in less than two weeks. I pray that you will be with Claire and Stuart as they get used to the sleep deprivation. I pray that you will help them to be the best parents that they can be. I pray that you will be with little Jacob Peter as he grows and that he would come to recognise you as his heavenly Father.
In the name of your son Jesus Christ,
March 13th, 2003, 12:22 am
Thank you Lord for the safe return of Elizabeth Smart. I pray that the family of Laci Peterson will find similar good news in the near future.
March 22nd, 2003, 8:32 pm
You're everything I could want,
That I could need. If I could see
You want me, could I believe?
'Cause You're perfectly all I want, all I need.
If I could just feel Your touch, could I be free?
Why do You shine so?
Can a blind man see?
Why do You call?
Do You beckon me?
Can the deaf hear the voice of love?
Would you have me come?
Can the cripple run?
Are You the one
To raise me up from this grave.
Touch my toungue and then I'll sing
Heal my limbs then I'll joyfully run to You.
You're everything I could want,
That I could need. I can just
Feel you touch, and I can breathe.
Look how you shine so.
The blind can see
How you call, and how you beckon me.
The deaf hear the voice of love.
You bid me come, and the cripple runs.
You're the one.
Cause Your're everything
And I'm alive and I'll sing
And I'm alive and I'm free
Disclaimer: I'm not claiming to have written this. David Crowder wrote it. I'm merely praying it. :)
March 23rd, 2003, 9:51 pm
I pray for all students right now. It is a very stressful time, with midterms, essays and finals beginning in two weeks. Help them not to get too stressed out, and to be able to see when they need to sit back and take a breath before continuing. Help students to realize that it willl be over soon, and that they can get through it.
March 25th, 2003, 5:42 am
We thank you, Lord God, for the safe arrival into this world of David Gordon Rowling Murray on March 23, and for the health of his mother, JK Rowling.
Birth is usually safe in our world, but death from childbirth still sometimes happens, regardless of our advanced medical technology. We thank you for this safe delivery, even if our thanks are for the selfish end of wanting to read the rest of the Harry Potter series!
Continue to David and his mother with the health, rest, nourishment, and care that they need. Bless Jessica and Neil as well-- bless their whole family! Amen
April 1st, 2003, 2:19 am
I pray that the upcoming lecture by Pavel Reid will actually happen, depsite the Campion College Students' Association pulling their funding. Help Mark and all the others who are involved in bringing him here stay calm and do what they have to do in the face of all the difficulties. I pray that the difficulties and disagreements between the CCSA and Catholic Christian Outreach be resolved as quickly and as smoothly as possible, with as few hurt feeling on each side as possible.
(Campion College and CCO were jointly bringing an amazing speaker, Pavel Reid to give a lecture on Thursday. Originally, the CCSA was going to provide half the funds needed and the rest would be from donations given by people attending and CCO, but as of Friday, for reasons unknown to me, Campion decided they were no longer going to pay. This is only the latest problem in a struggle that's been going on for awhile. It's very frustrating.)
(If everyone out there could pray too, it would be much appreciated! Thank you and God Bless!)
May 28th, 2003, 6:57 am
She is a baby, and is behind on her motor skills and development. She needs Physical Therapy and an MRI. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
(Sorry, wasn't sure if it was OK to make a separate thread for this. Please move if that is more appropriate. Thanks!)
May 28th, 2003, 8:40 pm
I thank you for everything you have done for me, for helping me to be myself and please help my friend to understand why I want to be who I want to be. Please help me to stay faithful to you and please help me to be grateful for what I have. I pray for my family, friends and everyone else in the world. Please help my Aunt to get through her illness, please please God...Please help me and everyone else who has exams soon to cope with them. And please help everyone at school be friends again when we go back after half term. In the name of you, our Father, Amen
May 29th, 2003, 1:08 am
Dear Lord, you are the force that enables all life in this universe to survive. You have numbered our days, and you know what will happen to us each of those days. All things that happen happen because you allow them, and all that happens to us has been ordained by you.
However, Lord, we cannot help but wonder, at times, at the things you put in our lives, and we would ask, Lord, for protection, for guidence, for healing. If it be your will, Lord, I would ask that you look over Pansy's baby. Cure her, and if it be your will, help her to grow up to be a strong and healthy individual. Watch over her and her mother; give them strength by your Spirit, and help them both--Pansy, as she seeks to do what is best for her child, and her child, as she goes through treatement. I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus, and pray that you would work effectually in this situation if it be your will. Amen.
May 29th, 2003, 10:18 am
Dear Father, thank you so, so, so, so much for helping the police to capture the serial killer and stop this evil so close to home. I thank you that you answer prayer and that we can trust you to protect us. You have proven yourself magnificent, and I glorify your name, Jesus Christ. In your name I pray. Amen.
June 1st, 2003, 11:47 am
Help me get closer to You, to feel Your love. Help every single person in this world feel You embrase them. Help everyone has hardships and everyperson who is in some kind of problem. Remind me of the fact that You always are near me, even when it doesn't feel that way. I love You, God
In Jesus name
June 15th, 2003, 7:24 am
God, how amazing you are, how you set up a site like this, where people of all different walks of life can get together and fellowship. Lord I pray for Fall's Creek as it approaches, that you prepare the hearts of those who are going, that you could speak to them that weak, draw them close to you.God, I want to thank you for Mission OKC, Lord that peoples lives are changed through Billy G's message. Lord, you amaze with still with all of your love, how you give it so willingly, to such un deserving people. I thank you for that love, for that sacrifice you made for us, and I praise you for it
In Jesus Holy name I pray
June 19th, 2003, 3:15 am
I pray for all my fellow members on the forum. I pray for the many people that have gone to the war for the world. I hope that their families and themselves will be ok. I would also like to pray for all the people who will be waiting in line most likely around midnight, and nothing bad happens to them while they wait. May everyone be safe and heathly. Amen
June 24th, 2003, 4:25 am
Thank you, Lord God, for the gift of JK Rowling, and especially for the gift of writing that you have given her. Thank you for the superb book she has just given us. Continue to bless JKR and her family. Amen!
June 30th, 2003, 10:14 pm
Dear Lord, please give me strength tomorrow and be with my baby as she is sedated for her MRI. Please be with her and help her during her recovery from the anesthesia. Also, please give me the strength during the wait time for her results, and help me through any diagnosis. I am very thankful for having my children in my life, and have found new strength in the challenges she may face. Please continue to keep me strong and be by my side. Thank you.
August 6th, 2003, 8:30 am
Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust.
Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.
For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out.
To bind the spell well every time, let the spell be said in rhyme.
Light of eye and soft of touch, speak you little, listen much.
Honor the Old Ones in deed and name,
let love and light be our guides again.
Deosil go by the waxing moon, chanting out the joyful tune.
Widdershins go when the moon doth wane,
and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.
When the Lady's moon is new, kiss the hand to Her times two.
When the moon rides at Her peak then your heart's desire seek.
Heed the North winds mighty gale, lock the door and trim the sail.
When the Wind blows from the East, expect the new and set the feast.
When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss you on the mouth.
When the wind whispers from the West, all hearts will find peace and rest.
Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
Birch in the fire goes to represent what the Lady knows.
Oak in the forest towers with might, in the fire it brings the God's
insight. Rowan is a tree of power causing life and magick to flower.
Willows at the waterside stand ready to help us to the Summerland.
Hawthorn is burned to purify and to draw faerie to your eye.
Hazel-the tree of wisdom and learning adds its strength to the bright fire burning.
White are the flowers of Apple tree that brings us fruits of fertility.
Grapes grow upon the vine giving us both joy and wine.
Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality seen.
Elder is the Lady's tree burn it not or cursed you'll be.
Four times the Major Sabbats mark in the light and in the dark.
As the old year starts to wane the new begins, it's now Samhain.
When the time for Imbolc shows watch for flowers through the snows.
When the wheel begins to turn soon the Beltane fires will burn.
As the wheel turns to Lamas night power is brought to magick rite.
Four times the Minor Sabbats fall use the Sun to mark them all.
When the wheel has turned to Yule light the log the Horned One rules.
In the spring, when night equals day time for Ostara to come our way.
When the Sun has reached it's height time for Oak and Holly to fight.
The Wiccan Rede(NOT REALLY A PRAYER)
Harvesting comes to one and all when the Autumn Equinox does fall.
Heed the flower, bush, and tree by the Lady blessed you'll be.
Where the rippling waters go cast a stone, the truth you'll know.
When you have and hold a need, harken not to others greed.
With a fool no season spend or be counted as his friend.
Merry Meet and Merry Part bright the cheeks and warm the heart.
Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow wear the star upon your brow.
Be true in love this you must do unless your love is false to you.
These Eight words the Rede fulfill:
"An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
August 11th, 2003, 11:23 pm
I have a prayer request ...
Can you pray for me ... i am having ear surgeory tommorow
August 12th, 2003, 10:28 am
May there be more peace and love in the world today. Amen.
September 17th, 2003, 11:46 pm
To everyone from every faith,
Can you pray for a friend? He is a leader in hisChristian community, but he is going through big difficulties with them. He is a very caring person and I hope things will improve for him.
Any supporting prayer would be very apreciated.
October 2nd, 2003, 12:24 am
Father, I pray for rain in this country. You've always provided before, and for your glory, I pray that you will provide again. In Jesus name, Amen.
October 2nd, 2003, 12:47 am
Dear Lord, I ask that you would be with Benzo's friend. Guide him and help him, be with him and encourage him, in Jesus' name. Amen.
October 7th, 2003, 2:53 am
God, if you can hear me in this place. Please let me do well on my Calculus test tomorrow. Because only you know how much help I'll need for it tomorrow. :)
October 8th, 2003, 8:47 pm
please pray for Cindy. She is a fellow pateint(beta-thalassemia) who is found to have cancer. Please give her strenght in both mind and body. Also give her husband strenght to be with her every step on the way.
October 9th, 2003, 12:36 am
God, if you can hear me in this place.
Not only God can hear you in this place but wherever you are. You will do fine in your test! :)
God, I have abandoned you lately in my mind, and with my actions. I beg for your mercy, You, the one that never abandon your children. I want to reinforce once again, that my soul is yours. A soul you gave me. A soul that I constantly taint with my actions, but You always clean it with infinite patience and love.
I can feel it. I'm clean with you.
I beg you to guard for my brothers, my sisters, my nieces, and my nephews. Even though times are tough for all of them, with You on our side, I know it's imposible to lose!. Please, be always with them. Amen.
January 30th, 2004, 2:20 am
Prayer for Those Who are Ill
Almighty Lord, Physician of souls and bodies, who humble and lift up, who reprimand and again heal, visit (name(s)) with your mercy for (he, she, they) is suffering. Stretch forth your arm which is so full of healing and health, and cure (him, her, them), raising (him, her, them) from (his, her, their) bed and pain. Reprove the spirit of weakness which is in (him, her, them) and drive far from (him, her, them) pain, wounds, chills, fever, and weakness. If (he, she, they) have sins or transgressions loosen, remit, and forgive them in your love for mankind. O Lord, have compassion on your creation, in Christ Jesus our Lord, with whom you are blessed, together with the all holy, good, and life-giving Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
March 5th, 2004, 7:49 pm
Dear Lord please forgive me that I'm today nothing more but selfish. I need your strength, your love at this moment the most. I know, I feel you at my side you keep me warm though I'm cold. Hold me up though I'm about to fall, keep me up though I wish to fall to my knees.
I know I'm stronger as this but I'm tired to fight two battles one against myself and another one against my family. You have no idea how much loved I felt in the hospital cause I was sure of your love. Now back home I start to feel once again as the lonely rider. Please keep me strong, give me your love which I feel everyday.
But don't forget the one who cares and who I care for. Give them strength.
May 21st, 2004, 6:56 pm
Holy One, send your Spirit of Wisdom today to all seekers. Some of us don't even know what it is we seek. Whether we need direction or support, freedom, forgiveness, the sure knowledge of our own value in your eyes, or a path through confusing times, we ask your presence. Open our eyes. Open our hearts. Surprise us with the clearness of your call, and give us courage to follow where you lead.
We pray especially for students facing graduation and for everyone looking for work, for those facing retirement, and for those facing war, illness, or other crisis. May your presence give them strength. May your dream give them hope. And may your love so fill them, and all of us, that our lives may be reflections of that love to your whole world. Amen.
February 25th, 2005, 5:40 am
God help our beloved John Paul II to overpass these dificcult moments. You, the Friend that never fails, just be at his side. That is all I ask. Amen.
March 4th, 2005, 8:00 pm
This is going to seem very silly but I just stumbled upon this thread and it made me weep. Weep with happiness, let me clarify, but weep nonetheless. Instantly my heart fluttered and I felt almost an "at home" feeling. So much hate in the world. So much persecution, I have felt. And I'm glad to know there's a place to come and not have to be baptist, not have to be methodist, not have to be catholic. Not have to be Christian or Buddhist or whatever. Just to come and be faithful. And to share with other believers.
I'd like to request prayer for several people.
First for myself. Several months ago I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It's located on my pituitary right now but you never know. So far the worst that's happening is that I get dizzy spells. As I am disabled, it makes my already labored walking more labored (most of the time I use a wheelchair anyway but often I use Metal forearm crutches if the journey is a short one.)
Anyway, I would sure be touched if it is asked by many.
Second, for my mother-in-law. She went to the doctor and they found tumors in her uterus and one in her breast. The prognosis isn't dire but it isnt' great right now.
Third, and I guess this is a bit selfish but it's honest so hopefully that counts for something. Pray again for me, but this time for my faith to increase, as it seems to be laboring these days.
And rest assured that I might not be typing out prayers for anyone on this board but I will be reading each post and praying for all the requests made here.
My best to each of you!
March 7th, 2005, 7:45 pm
First for myself. Several months ago I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It's located on my pituitary right now but you never know. So far the worst that's happening is that I get dizzy spells. As I am disabled, it makes my already labored walking more labored.
Second, for my mother-in-law. She went to the doctor and they found tumors in her uterus and one in her breast. The prognosis isn't dire but it isn't great right now.
Holy One, bring healing even in the midst of these diagnoses. Give wisdom and skill to their medical staff, that your powerful love might be made known even in weakness.
Third.... Pray again for me, but this time for my faith to increase, as it seems to be laboring these days.
Strengthen your servant, Edward, and help his faith to flourish. Bring peace, even in the paradox of the chaos of our world and our lives. Be present at all times, and give comfort to all who grieve the changes that life brings.
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