national day of prayer 2013 We all need prayer. Some days more than others. So what if today, on the National Day of Prayer, we pray for one another?

James 5:16 says,

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Now, we’re not saying that you spill your guts and share your sins with us on the blog. Some things are too personal to share online. But please take a moment and share your prayer requests with us.

In fact, let’s do this …

  1. Place your prayer request in the comment section of this post.
  2. After you add your prayer request, pray for the person who posted before you.

And know that we are praying for all of you.

Prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan. ~ John Bunyan

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  1. Marlena
    May 2, 2013
    at 7:01 am

    My name is Marlena. I’m 26 yrs old and I’m pregnant! Me and my husband have a little girl but this is our 4th pregnancy we have had two miscarriages- the last one I was 3 months along that I found out at an ultrasound we lost it. I’m 8 weeks and nervous but getting excited. I have my first ultrasound today so I’m scared nervous and excited. I would like prayer over this baby’s safety. And if I could ask prayer over the pregnancy screening and blood work done yestday to come back great too I’d be so great full. I know our God is a big God and I’m trusting in him! Thank u for praying for me. You will not know how appreciative I am<3

  2. Dave
    May 2, 2013
    at 7:06 am

    People who can’t see love.

  3. Cheryl C G
    May 2, 2013
    at 7:47 am

    Pray for healing for my grief. I lost my daughter 3 weeks ago. She was my life, everything to me.

  4. William
    May 2, 2013
    at 7:54 am

    There are times I’m suddenly compelled to pray for the dying.Anyone who has a terminal illness or will soon die suddenly will receive a revelation of who Jesus Christ really is.1 Timothy 2:4 and Ephesians 3:20,21.
    And for Muslims.Some have come to Jesus because of dreams and visions of Him.Pray for many more.

  5. Terry Rae Rogers
    May 2, 2013
    at 9:29 am

    Father God, today work through all your people to be your hands and show your love to the poor. Be a father to the fatherless and a husband to the widow. Jer. 31:33 is my prayer, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God and they shall be My people.” Today, may your people know you are their God and they are co-heirs with Christ and are called “My people.”

  6. May 2, 2013
    at 11:29 am

    My aunt who has another knee operation tonight to fix complications from a broken kneecap. It’s her fourth knee surgery on that knee in the last 20 months (second in last 2 weeks), and she has multiple health issues that have been complicating her recovery.

    • Steven Spencer
      May 2, 2013
      at 7:29 pm

      may the Dr’s hands be guided by you Lord and may she heal and feel freedom to walk once agian

  7. Shirley
    May 2, 2013
    at 7:25 pm

    Please pray for my daughter Laura whose husband lost his job a year ago and can’t find another because of his age and health. She is in foreclosure and feels that God is laughing at her because of past sins, even though she has repented.

  8. May 2, 2013
    at 7:37 pm

    Please pray for my brother in law who is currently homeless and addicted to drugs. Pray that Jesus would break the chains of addiction and save his soul. Also for protection while he is out on the streets.

  9. Scott
    May 2, 2013
    at 7:41 pm

    Release from anxiety,fear and stresses of life.

  10. Brianna
    May 2, 2013
    at 7:56 pm

    I have RA and have started a new drug regime, and the medicine has really taken it out of me today. I have a precious four year old to care for. I pray this new medicine works and my body is healed as well as the side effects subside so I can concentrate on what matters most.

  11. Laniey
    May 2, 2013
    at 8:10 pm

    Well, I’m just a beginning high schooler loving life, sponsoring a Conpassion child, and trying to serve Jesus in all I do! One prayer for me would be my future in general: whether to pursue college or not, what my career should be, should I continue sports next year or commit fully to becoming a better pianist (8+ years!), etc. Speaking of which, my music academy’s spring showcase is in One. Month. !!! It’s my first year with them, so I’m trying to *not* be scared, but I really am deep down. =P Anyways, there’s a little about me. :) God bless you!!(:
    -Laniey
    P.s. I am praying especially for you =)

  12. May 2, 2013
    at 8:52 pm

    That I become more sensitive to God’s still small voice and more obedient.

  13. Linda
    May 2, 2013
    at 9:07 pm

    Please pray for God’s peace, wisdom, love, hope, provision, and assurance in my life right now. I am about to go through separation from my husband of over 10 years after catching him in an affair multiple times. We have 3 children ages 7, 5 and almost 3.

  14. May 2, 2013
    at 9:14 pm

    I am an English teacher in Asia working at a Christian school. I am struggling with depression and fear. I want to live out God’s dream for my life. But sometimes I also struggle with negative feelings of self worth. I have been praying and reading and asking friends for help. Please pray that I can be renewed and find rest and hope in Christ and that He blesses my work for Him and my decisions, as I will need to decide where I will be next year very soon. God Bless and thank you for praying!

  15. Nick Moore
    May 2, 2013
    at 9:24 pm

    Please pray for my family members to be saved and for me to overcome sin that has be entangling me for awhile. Please pray for me to find a job that is done to the glory of our Lord Jesus.

  16. Peggy peters
    May 2, 2013
    at 9:50 pm

    I need prayers for my relationship, hes cheated several times, i cant leave him, i need it to stop.

  17. Kalah
    May 2, 2013
    at 10:13 pm

    Pray for school and it is ending next week! I am working on a research paper and trying to get it in on time! Pray for my family for peace right now. Pray for all I do for compassion. I just need to rest and be still for God.

  18. Kalah
    May 2, 2013
    at 10:18 pm

    Pray for my family and peace right now! I will be done with school next week and I am working on a research paper. I just need rest and know to trust God. I will not be shaken!

  19. Sean
    May 2, 2013
    at 10:24 pm

    Hey God
    I love you.
    I pray that I can find more fulfilling work to help provide for my family. I also pray that my church starts a recovery program for teens, as there is a need in this area.
    Thanks for everything.
    Sean

  20. Brenda
    May 2, 2013
    at 11:01 pm

    Please pray for my work situation. I am at a young ministry and have been pouring my heart into our work for the Lord the past 2+yrs. due to the growth, our board formed a new position and hired “over” me. The transition has been very difficult as the new manager is disatisfied in all i do and is pushing me aside. The board made several commitments to me prior to hiring and is not honoring them. I am praying through whether to resign or not and haven’t felt peace about going or staying. I’m distraught, hurt, and weary.

  21. Johanna
    May 3, 2013
    at 12:10 am

    Dear Jesus, Thank you for dying on the cross for us. I lift up my family to you and pray that they will all come to know you and grow in their relationship with you. Amen.

  22. Dana
    May 3, 2013
    at 1:33 am

    Please pray that a position will open up at my current place of employment. I am there temporarily until the end of the summer and will then move to a different place – same job, just a different location. I’m hoping to stay where I am, as I have awesome co-workers.

  23. M.
    May 3, 2013
    at 4:47 am

    Please help me to be a blessing to my new sponsored children. Please help me to stay committed to them so that I can see them grow up and do wonderful things with their lives. Please help me to stay patient with myself as I focus on giving up bad habits. Please don’t let me be forgotten tonight. And please watch over all those who have posted prayers. Thanks for everything.

  24. Samara
    May 3, 2013
    at 5:27 am

    One of the greatest people ever are moving from my church in PA all the way to TX. She’s the children’s church director and the greatest inspiration and example to me. I don’t want her to go but God is calling them to minister so I trust that he is doing something great. She used to teach the Jr. High class and she definitely obeyed God while she was here by teaching the youth and helping us all become leaders. I’m gonna miss her but I know God is working out something so much greater. I’m thankful for all she’s done. So if you could just pray for my peace, and her peace since she’s leaving so many people we all love. <3

  25. Zea
    May 3, 2013
    at 6:08 am

    My Name is ZEa. ANd i am 13! Please help me to be strong as I get ready to go on a missions trip to the Dominican Republic this summer.

  26. Stephanie
    May 3, 2013
    at 7:35 am

    Please pray for restoration and healing in my relationship with my 13 y.o. son, as it is strained right now. Also that we might find the right ways to treat his ADHD (and its related challenges) that will help him not only cope but thrive.

  27. Jacquie Parella
    May 3, 2013
    at 8:41 am

    Hi Everyone! I just wanted to say again that your prayer requests have been read and prayed for. Thank you for sharing them with us. Please continue to pray for one another. :)

  28. David Herrera
    May 9, 2013
    at 8:37 am

    Please pray from two years ago I am applying in compassion.com / jobs, a job. My desire to use my gifts and talents to further the mission of Compassion International “release children from poverty in Jesus’ Name”

  29. David Herrera
    May 9, 2013
    at 8:43 am

    Please pray for my work situation. 2 years ago I am applying in compassion.com / jobs, a job. My desire to use my gifts and talents to further the mission of Compassion International

  30. Mike Stephens
    May 11, 2013
    at 2:12 pm

    I want prayer that I love God with all my being and some, I know this is vague, but that is what I would like prayer for :)

  31. Mike Stephens
    May 11, 2013
    at 3:06 pm

    on a less vague note ;) I want prayer I win the olympics in the triathlon aug. 9, 2016 at copa cabana beach in rio de janeiro, brazil. I have about 1185 days :) right now I am not very close and am definitely not on track based on my training but I would like to be :) thanks for the prayer! God still does the impossible :)

    Mark 9

    23 And Jesus said, [You say to Me], If You can do anything? [Why,] all things can be (are possible) to him who believes!

    24 At once the father of the boy gave [an [k]eager, [l]piercing, inarticulate] cry with tears, and he said, Lord, I believe! [Constantly] help my [m]weakness of faith!

  32. Mike Stephens
    May 11, 2013
    at 3:10 pm
  33. May 13, 2013
    at 3:00 am

    It is surely more important that you won talent than how many talents you won is evaluated to our living God to be saved.

    James 5:16 says,

    Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

    Please pray for my family and me to be chosen by God.

  34. Jeff Kissee
    May 14, 2013
    at 7:53 am

    My name is Jeff Brothers we all know what I hope, wealth and of course happiness . We also know that for every positive scripture there is a counter balance ! This is not a contradiction , but rather a confirmation that truly Father God is in Control. My prayer request in this letter is simple! Show us your truth and manifest your will in our lives! Our Savior was a builder and NOT THE DESTROYER! So lord bring your Spirit in a greater way today than yesterday. Jesus your still my hero!

    Just, jeff

  35. Andy
    Jun 25, 2013
    at 2:08 am

    my mother Anita has thyroid cancer, 3 weeks ago she did a surgery and a half of her thyroid taken out and a large tumor. she has a very thin vocal cord towards other people and now her vocal cord which affected her voice is half paralyzed. but now it is suffering not done, this Friday 28 june should they again do an operation, the other half thyroid should too. We are very concerned and the doctor also because the chance that she would never be able to speak of the rest of her life with a terrible voice should life.For cancer later she gets another 4 days chemo therapy. It’s hard for me to pray with great faith I struggle with my disappointments of the past but will try anyway. But do you want to join together to pray for her? Want to help them pray? that the operation should go, her voice full recovery, in general, a good recovery and strength, as it has many angst.mischien they are people in your church a prayer team good? i hope you people can help me in this struggle.please pray. greetings from belgium Andy

    • Jacquie Parella
      Jun 25, 2013
      at 5:43 am

      I just prayed for your mother Andy, and for you. If you think of it, please let us know how she is doing after the surgery on the 28th!

  36. Lyudmila
    Mar 31, 2014
    at 7:12 am

    Lord please give me a husband, let this year will be my wedding, thank You for Your answer, which is on the way, in Jesus name amen.

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