Prayer request

Hello. I dont know where to begin. I have given the testimony of my life and where God has brought me and how far and long he has carried me. I have recently been baptized. That was a beautiful day for. But not for Satan. As I use to be his biggest tool. With him being so unpleased he had gone through others that are non believers and taken away my pride and dignity at work with harsh and utterly disgusting rumors about me. I was humiliated at work I was sad all the time. I couldnt talk to anyone. I just lost my job job today, based on lies from a manager that felt I was a worthless person. He did use those words. I sat and cried for a while today. I just looked up to heavan and said God I know that was your will but what about my kids. I am rasing 4 children on my own and the income I was making was surely more than enough to survive. But now what? The devil is sitting in my face and laughing. My whole life I gave into him and I am asking for prayers that Gods force overcomes my doubt and anger and worry. I feel seperated from him at this point but not far enough for me to ever forget he is there. I am just filled with so much worry and depression. I know God wanted me outta that job very quick and he did so. I was working 3rd shift and 50 hrs a week. Everyday I got my kids and brought them home from daycare I was so tired all I would do is yell and make them lay down cuz I needed sleep. I lost a big relationship with my babies. I feel seperated from them too. I need these prayers, as I feel I am weak right now and if I lose faith that gives the devil more energy. I am scared of that. What do I do? How do I pray for times like these? Can someone help me?

What do YOU think?



  1. Sunrise says:

    I have never experienced what you are experiencing, but it must be terrible to have 4 children and to be without an income. It would be a scary thing. But, I want you to know that God is not just sitting up in heaven, watching you suffer and doing nothing about it. He cares about you and your situation.

    Do you have family nearby that could help you through this crisis? I’ve helped my children plenty of times. They either work off what they owe by helping me take care of my property or they eventually pay me back in cash. Sometimes I forgive some of what they owe. These are hard times financially for everybody.

    If you are a member of a church, you should notify your church family of your situation. I know our church has helped struggling families at times.

    If you should need medical help during this time, I know that there are free clinics available around the country. That might be worth checking into. You can type “free medical clinics” in the search box and indicate what area you are in.

    As far a food goes, there are food pantries that help people in crisis. We have one in my home town. Also, some churches have pantries.

    The Christian Broadcasting Network has a program called Operation Blessing. They help people in crisis. Go to to find out what it is about. They will usually put you in touch with an organization, or church that works with them to help individuals. They might be able to help you find another job.

    Remember that your situation is not going to last forever, but going through it is the hardest part. After it is all over you will find that you are a lot stronger, because of it. Somewhere down the road you will help someone else who is in the same situation you are in right now. You will know how to help them and comfort them.

    My mother-in-law was left with 4 children after her husband died. She and her husband had a farm. For the next three years after he died, she tried to keep up the farm, but couldn’t. Two of her daughters that lived in another town got her to move near them. She had no work experience other than farm work. She started out as a nurses’ aid. Later she studied to become an LPN. All this took time. When my (future) husband got old enough, he got on the school co-op program and went to work to help his Mom.

    There were times that my mother-in-law could have remarried, but she didn’t want to. She wanted to be sure that her children got all her inheritance and wouldn’t have to share it with someone else’s children. She was pretty stubborn about that. Anyway, they all survived that situation. By the way my mother-in-law had a total of nine children. There would have been ten, but she miscarried one. And, she lived to be 90 years of age. So, take heart. You can and will survive too.

    There is one thing you need to do first. You need to forgive those that have created this problem for you. You should do it, because Jesus has forgiven you. We are to follow His example. Forgiveness is a big thing with God. You might not feel like doing that right now, but you need to come to the place where you can forgive them. Forgiveness is for your health and well-being. That way God can release His blessings on you.

    You know the story of Job in the Bible. Four of his friends came to comfort him, but three of them wound up accusing him of wrong doing. In the end, He forgave them. How do I know he forgave them? He showed his forgiveness by praying for them and offering a sacrifice in their behalf to pay for their sin. God said their sin was saying things about Him that was not right. Afterwards God blessed Job.

  2. Timothy Luke says:

    Hey Jessica, first  of all OBEY the word of the Lord, "take no (anxious) thought for tomorrow, sufficient for the day is the evil thereof."  Forgive those who have slandered and perhaps write them a positive note to thank them for the investment they made in employing you.

    Turn to the Lord and just let Him know you are awaiting the next step and to forgive your impatience and fear and ask Him to fill you with His peace that passes all understanding. Remember, God is our Provider. He is the primary source for your children's needs, for they are His children first!

    Mend the fences with your children. Do something fun and inexpensive with them and apologize for all the ways you know you have hurt them.

    Do these things, and you will have taken the first steps toward the future the Lord has for you.

    Blessings, Timothy

    • rue_chis1 says:

      Moses said, “I would rather suffer affliction than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a moment”. You did not repent for them but for self to have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ His Son. Do not worry about them, find true christian friends who will stand with you always. Stick to the word and keep going and if you pass through this period, your friends they will start to notify and you won’t need to testify to them but soon they will repent.

  3. lookingforhope2011 says:

    I can tell you from personal experience, when you make the choice to live for Jesus, it makes satan mad. But greater, and I say GREATER is HE that is in you! Than he that is in the world!. Over a year ago I gave my life back to the Lord after almost losing my family in a car accident. Thank the Lord no one was seriously hurt! I too work graveyard shift. Six pm to six am. Twelve hours. I had no intention of going anywhere when I got home, long story short I went back out trying to prove myself strong. And able. Pride is a bad thing! Working those kind of hours makes you irritable and tired I know! Im still daily recognizing that the flesh has to be brought into submission. I have to stay in prayer and walk with Jesus or my family suffers because of my bad attitude. And I don’t want that. The Holy Spirit will help you stay in line with love and patience but you have to listen to Him. I don’t have it down perfect yet but its a daily process. He will help you not have a short fuse. But you still must rest and take care of yourself too. But fellowship with Jesus is vital as well. Through it all whether im in a tent, a shelter, a relatives house, wherever, I have also learned this. As long as I can hold, hug, and kiss my family every night, the world can fall apart. Hold those dear and close to your heart tight every day because tomorrow is promised to no one. Greg

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