can i pray for you?

I know I read some quote once from some guy who was asked how long he prays each day, and he said that on normal days he prays for an hour or something and on days he’s really busy he prays for three.

The actual quote is a little more succinct.

But I feel like I need to be praying more. Not talking about praying more. Or thinking about praying more. But praying. More.

And tomorrow (Thursday) will be the perfect day for it because 1.) I burned the side of my left hand on the stove tonight, and it hurts like a banshee. And I’m left-handed. and 2.) I have 5 girlies for the next couple days instead of my normal 3.

Those reasons make sense in my head if not on paper.

So, if you have something you’d like prayer for, please let me know. If it’s private, send me an e-mail. Otherwise, feel free to comment for others to see (and hopefully pray for as well).

I have a couple three things you could pray for if you’d like: discipline, direction, and debt-free-ness.

Thank you, friends! See you tomorrow with some more Free Trade stuff you can buy!

 

40 thoughts on “can i pray for you?

  1. Mari Marks

    Wouldn’t it be nice if God could give us a playbook, so we would know what, where, and when to take action? I will be praying for. 🙂

  2. Stephanie

    I burnt my right hand last night cooking dinner! How ironic. Without thinking, I grabbed a glass dish to move it across the stovetop right after pulling it out of the oven. OUCH. Burnt the tips of my fingers. And the worst burn is on my right ring finger, the same one I cut really bad on Sunday on some sharp glass and just will NOT heal. Boo.

    You can pray for just plain clarity for me. Clarity in where God wants us, physically and otherwise. Obviously I’m not aiming for clarity in my prayer request, just in my life. 🙂

    1. Marla Taviano

      Are we twins or something? Reminds me of the time that Bethany and I both got clobbered in the nose on the same day. She was in Ohio, and I was in Japan. 🙂

      I miss you, and I love you, and I’m praying for that elusive clarity.

  3. Leigh

    Thank you, Marla! I’ll be praying for you.

    My prayer is regarding going to She Speaks next weekend. Originally I was hoping to meet with a publisher about my novel but I found out that you need to have a completed manuscript before you can pitch. It’s disappointing but I was starting to feel God’s nudge that this was my timing, not His, before I learned the requirements. Pray that I’ll form good connections, network well, and that I’ll use my time free from work wisely so that the next time I have an opportunity, my novel will be complete.

    1. Marla Taviano

      Aw, that stinks, huh? That’s why I write non-fiction. You only need 3 chapters to pitch. 🙂 And the other reason I don’t write fiction is because it’s crazy hard!! Praying for you that She Speaks will be an amazing blessing to you!

  4. Danielle

    Wow, seeing your list Marla sure feels like the summation of my list of things to pray for! So, yes, and amen to that sister!

    I will say a couple things though since you don’t get to see my heart poured out every day on a blog. We have 2 major things we are praying about right now.

    1. Our application to become foster parents is in the system and we are waiting to hear from a social worker. We’ll be going through training in August and hope that that will clarify for us what God has for us in loving broken hearts of kiddos, and loving their broken parents too.

    2. We have been asked by our youth/college pastor at our church to take on a more definite leadership role. This would mean more teaching for my husband, and more administrative stuff for me, and way more counseling and discipleship for both of us to take on. We are in many ways involved with ministering to students from age 10 – college years, but this would be more intensive, and a step in the direction of full-time ministry. We think it is right, but it’s really big and scarey. We are praying for God to lead us on the righteous path for His name sake.

  5. Sharon Meekins

    Dearest Lord Jesus, I come boldly before Your throne on behalf of my sister, Marla. I praise You for her life. Her love for You and her commitment to You is such an encouragement to so many. Thank You for bringing her into my life through her blog. Father, I pray that as she delights herself in You, that You will give her the desires of her heart. Lead her and guide her, Lord. Pour out Your wisdom over her. Give her eyes to see and ears to hear You, Lord. Thank You, Jesus, for Marla! In Jesus Name. Amen.

    I love you, Marla! 🙂 xoxo

  6. Ann O'nymous

    Perhaps one of these are the quote you were trying to recall:

    If I fail to spend two hours in prayer each morning, the devil gets the victory through the day. I have so much business I cannot get on without spending three hours daily in prayer. Martin Luther

    Every Christian needs a half-hour of prayer each day, except when he is busy, then he needs an hour.
    Francis de Sales

  7. Brooke

    My husband (and unbeliever) is meeting with my pastor next week to discuss “God stuff”. He respects my pastor and feels like he connects with him. “If anyone can help me believe its Pastor Bryan”

    Pray for him, to be open to what God has to say thru Pastor Bryan.
    Pray for Bryan, that he may step aside and let God speak thru him.
    Pray for me, that I not put my hopes on my husband’s salvation. That no matter the outcome of this meeting God is at work in our lives.

  8. Chris Yoder

    I will be praying for quick healing for your hand! Please pray for me, that I would surrender my stubborn and rebellious spirit to the Lord, and stop being so selfish! I love you, honey, and I appreciate your honesty and transparency. God is teaching me much through you!

  9. Sharon W

    Ouch! Will be praying for your three things, PLUS quick healing for your hand.

    I’d love prayer for discipline of my mind. Thank you.

  10. Claudia

    Praying for your hand to heal quickly!

    Strength and wisdom to continue caring for Tina.
    Wisdom concerning my work situation…whether to continue doing what I am doing or to seek something new.

    1. Brooke

      We are promised in the book of James that when we ask for wisdom You will grant it. provide Claudia with what she needs to best serve you.

  11. Holly B.

    Hope your hand heals quickly, friend! Praying now…
    Please lift up baby Anna who has a cold. Praying that it’s just that, and for good sleep for all of us. Thanks!!

    1. Brooke

      Dear God – I know as much as anyone how sleep depervation can influence attitude. Be with Holly, Anna, and family giving them the rest they need for physical wellbeing.

  12. Holly

    Pray for Duey and I as we take our first kid-free trip together. Its going to be a whirlwind trip with lots of fun stuff packed into a short time frame – so pray for good travels, lots of good memories and sweet, obedient kids at home while we’re gone! 🙂 Oh….and for rest for Nana who will be taking care of them while we’re gone.

    Thanks, friend. Will be praying for you while we’re driving. 🙂

  13. Leticia Velasquez

    Please pray my daughter Christina age nine with Down syndrome will learn to speak. She is having great difficulty using her words to communicate, and is in new speech therapy, so I am asking all my friends to pray that Jesus will touch her mouth saying “be opened”.

    1. Brooke

      Dear Jesus, wrap your loving arms around this family. Give Christina the words she needs to praise you. Be with her and her family as she continues with this therapy.

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