Wednesday, February 29, 2012

i say a little prayer for you

because i need this today, and i suspect some of you may need it to, i want to do a little something different on here.

the blogging community is so big. it is full of girls writing about their favorite vintage dresses, their baby's first steps and their date nights with their husbands. it is a cathartic release for people writing through pain. through divorce. through deaths. through illness.

i woke up with a heavy heart for a family in my community. i woke up with nerves about a presentation coming up soon that's two years in the making. maybe it's the fact that the clouds are hanging low in the gray carolina sky this morning and my usual songbird wasn't perched in the tree outside my window when my feet hit the hardwoods, but i just woke up burdened.

and i thought, maybe you are too. maybe you need to share today the anxieties pulling at the threads of your soul.

if you would, please leave any prayer request, any nagging uncertainty or big, deep pain sitting on your spirit in the comments below. 

let's do this anonymously. a safe forum, an even playing field. since elizabeth's new year's post, i've been thinking about a way to incorporate an idea like this, and i feel strongly this is my version.

i will pray tonight. i promise. and if you feel led, my wish is that you too will pray for the requests.

how to leave an annoymous comment:
-select "post a comment" below this post
-in the box that says "comment as" scroll down to select "anonymous." 
-click "publish"

thank you, friends. for lifting me up, and for lifting each other up. it's a beautiful thing.


Anonymous said...

I'm worried about the state of the world. Economic issues, social issues, moral issues...what are we doing to ourselves and this world that we're leaving for future generations? It's a mess. And so big. It seems so out of control.

Lately that's really been bothering me. Thanks for offering a forum to share. And for the prayers. I'll reciprocate.

Anonymous said...

I feel the same as the above commentor. I also need prayers for myself, that I can carry on through the horrible pain of my divorce and be a good mother to my baby. I want to forgive, but the pain keeps coming and I don't know how. I want peace in my soul, in my heart, in my mind.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

On Sunday I found out I'm pregnant. A truly joyous thing. Except, a dear friend of mine has been trying to get pregnant for over a year with no success. Over this past year she's confided in me how hard it is. How much she wants a baby. How she can't wait to be a mother. The heartache every time a test comes back negative. The frustration of doctors telling her to keep trying.

And here I am, I wasn't even trying. It just happened. I'm torn up about the prospect of telling her. I know she'll be happy for me. But I also know deep down it's going to hurt to see one more of her friends have a baby.

I don't want her to hurt about this anymore.

Anonymous said...

You are the best. I love, love, love this post. And yes, I do have "a nagging uncertainty and big, deep pain sitting on my spirit."

I've been worrying over my own personal writing goals and inertia about working on them. I've been neglecting my blog for the first time in about a year...something about my brain feels fuzzy lately. I haven't even been participating by commenting on other blogs- this is the first post I've read that's inspired me to comment in a while!

And I'm feeling jealous about a writer friend's book that is coming out in April. I know I should feel so happy for her, but instead I feel bad for myself and then further put myself down because I don't want to be a jealous person.

Thank you for this!

Anonymous said...

My heart hurts for the above comments, so if you all are reading this, please know I'm praying for each of you.

As for me, I've been struggling the past few weeks with sadness and feeling alone. My mom recently let in her old friend and twin 2 year old daughters, but after a few weeks of them staying there, things got ugly. Her friend became angry and mean towards my mom. When my mom saw signs of drug use and brought it up to her, her friend got so angry that my mom was actually scared. She asked her to move out and had to sleep with her door locked every night in order to feel safe. They've moved out, but we're so worried about the twins. I know that God has kept them safe the first two years of their life and will continue to do so. Please keep them in your prayers.

Anonymous said...

Prayers going out for the anonymouses above. Please pray for my beautiful housemate who is struggling with depression.

Thanks x

Anonymous said...

My cousin killed himself a few months ago. It made everything feel different. And I found that I wasn't mad at him for killing himself. I was mad at him for beating me to it. I had to see my family go through it all and I saw first hand what I'd leave behind if it had been me instead. So I got help. But it's still hard to move past it all.

I'll say lots of prayers for the others hurting here.

Anonymous said...

I just want a close group of Christian girl friends. I feel like no matter how hard I fight for them, so many friendships have slipped away. It's been years since I've had a friend who just knows me and who I can confide in. I've been so lonely for several years now, and I've spent days and nights begging God for friends.

I'll absolutely be praying for everything above.

Anonymous said...

this is such a good idea. thanks for showing us that there is such a community in blogging, even for the bad things. my heart hurts for the women above and i'll pray for them for sure.

life is honestly really good lately. it seems as if everything is going right, which i'm so thankful for, but i'm a little uneasy because i'm not letting God be involved in my life at all. I want Him, i want that relationship with Him again, but I don't know how to get back there. and i'm not sure what i want that relationship to look like once we do get close again. but i know that i'm married soon and i want our relationship, and pretty soon, our marriage to be built on jesus. He's the only sure thing in this life. but i don't know how to get there.

Anonymous said...

i'm so incredibly worried about the health and safety of my loved ones. from car wrecks to illnesses to heart attacks, the threat of doom looms over everything. i want to love without fear and live for today. i want my dad to make healthy meal decisions.

Anonymous said...

pray for my skin, this might sound silly but i have been battling against acne for over two years. i have tried EVERYTHING there is with no success.

what a wonderful idea this is!

Anonymous said...

prayers for each of you. in regards to the person dealing with acne, I have tried several products and have found that the products from help and burts bees acne solutions.

Anonymous said...

I've lived with cancer for most of my life. It's something that hasn't affected my everyday life and last time I went to the doctor he literally told me to live my life as if I didn't have cancer. That was about a year ago. About 6 months ago, a strange lump showed up on my hand. It doesn't usually hurt, only when I strain it. The thing is, I'm not in a position where I can afford health insurance or to go to the doctor. If yall could just pray for full healing and maybe some funds to show up, I'd appreciate it so much!

Keeping all of you beauties in my prayers tonight.

Anonymous said...

if you all could pray for my cousin, who just went through major surgery and is in the recovery phase, it would be so much appreciated. his name is blake and he's 19 years old.

thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Lately, I'm just very unhappy. I don't even know if it's a specific thing. I'm just weary from unhappiness.

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