3/28/2007

Calling All Prayer Warriors


Exodus 17:12-13

12 When Moses' hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. 13 So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.

I have always liked this story and hoped that I have been the type of friend that would be willing to hold up someone's arms when they were tired...well, now I am on the opposite end and I need your support. On April 5th at 9am I have to go to court with my soon to be ex. This won't be for the divorce but will cover other issues including custody. I wish I could say I have all the faith in the world and that I wasn't scared but I am. I have tried speaking the Word over my life because faith comes by hearing and I know that BUT I am just tired....so I am asking for your help. For the next week if you could set aside a few minutes each day just to pray for us I would greatly appreciate it. I believe in prayer and I believe God answers prayer but I am also human and I am a Mom...these are my babies... I know you have to understand that on some level and even if you don't understand please don't judge just pray...pray for God's will because that is all I am seeking. I believe beyond any shadow of doubt that God brought me here...That He brought me out of a bad situation and gave me the strength to do things I never thought possible. I don't believe He brought me here to fail. I know He has plans for me
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD! Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:12
I am just scared. I have moments where I am "fine" but to be honest the last two weeks have been filled with sleepless nights and lots of tears. I want this over with so I can move on. I am having a hard time even praying about this because I get so emotional...If I had the energy I would kick myself about my lack of faith but right now I KNOW I am human and I am weary. Oh that reminds me of a verse
Mark 9:23-24
23" 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
24Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"
Last night I was blessed that someone dear to me called and prayed with me before I went to bed...that was a gift because I know that nobody can fix this..I know that nobody can make this better BUT pointing me to the One that can IS A GIFT. I actually slept for 6hrs and felt like a new woman today. Now tonight that fear is creeping in again:::sigh:::SOOOO I decided to call on all my prayer warriors and maybe some I don't know...so if you feel led please pray for us? Ask others to pray? Feel free to share this on your blog if you want...I just need/want your prayers to hold me up for the next week. Thank you so much....

8 comments:

ame said...

Dear God, You have told us not to be anxious for anything; yet, we cannot always do that on our own. Actually, we cannot do that on our own. So I ask You to come into Barbie and remove her anxiety as only You can and fill her with Your Holy Presence. This is a continuous prayer for her as the anxiety will continue to pound her like waves of the sea till this is all over and done. Thank You; I love You, Ame

Paul said...

I'm definitely praying for you! May God cover you with his love and protection. May he guard you and your children from this attack. May you find his peace and joy even in the midst of the trial. Find your strength in God. He cares for you!

Shalee said...

Barbie,

I'm setting aside time to pray for you until the 5th. God can work through any circumstance to bring glory to his name.

Here I am, standing beside you and holding up one of your arms...

Larissa said...

Barbie,
You are in my prayers. I know I don't know you but through blogging, but you are a strong woman. You would have to be in order to do what you have done. Don't be scared, that's exactly what Satan wants. Live in faith, and live in knowing that God is with you. Who then can be against you? I pray for His covering over you!

Paula said...

From someone who's been down that road, I can say you too will make it through. My son was 2 when his father and I divorced. I will pray for you now...

Dear Lord,

Please be with Barbie. Give her your peace that passes all understanding. Grant her favor in the eyes of those making decisions. Let your love and truth prevail. Most of all, give her the assurance that it's okay and she's not the only one. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Love and hugs from someone who knows,

eph2810 said...

Of course I will pray for you and your children, Barbie.
CWO also has a prayer room. Leave your prayer request there...

(((hugs)))

Darlene said...

Barbie, ((Hugs))

My sister's in Christ are hurting so much this past month. I'm grieved for you all, but willing to be there to hold up your arms till the going down of the sun.

I'm reminded over and over to put on the full armour of God. I wish I was there already--dressed in armour and ready for battle. I'm suiting up for battle with you on my mind and will bring you before God in prayer.

Kathleen Marie said...

I have been there, but years ago.
I pray the Lord give you His strength to get you through this ordeal. I pray you have the peace that surpasses all understanding. I pray for God's covering for you and your family in this situation..."when God is before me, who can be against me".