When Christians experience difficulties in our lives, we often feel comfortable asking others to pray for us. We may not share all of the painful details, but will request special prayer from our friends, family, church members, and sometimes complete strangers. I have seen many Facebook requests from my on-line friends asking for prayer for one reason or another. Often I will silently whisper a prayer for them and write their names in my prayer journal. I was no different when going through our divorce, I asked select individuals to pray for me. The problem with my asking others for prayer was that I was not specific as to what my needs were. As a result I got a very interesting combination of responses.
As a divorce ministry coach and First Lady, I get prayer requests all the time not only from my clients, church members and friends, but also from those who contact me via my website or social media. When I am asked to pray for someone, I ask them to be specific about what their desires are. Here are the top five prayer requests I receive from individuals faced with divorce.
Hopefully you have already talked with your pastor or his wife and asked them to pray for you. If you do speak with your pastor, be specific about what your current needs are. If you are part of a large church and do not have access to your spiritual leader, pray and ask God for His guidance and discernment to send someone you can talk to. Most of all do not neglect your own prayer life and constantly approach the throne of grace to find help in your time of need. Do you have a prayer request?
Janice R Love, Author
First Lady, Mom, Stepmom and Divorce Ministry Coach