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I Know This is What I Was Born to do, BUT…

born to do
Don't spend another minute worrying about what could go wrong. Step out with faith and trust God to do the rest.

Thank God For His Mighty Protection

God's protection
This past school year I accepted a teaching position at a new school. It is in a great area and has an awesome reputation. I was beyond excited when I was offered the position. After starting I worked my hardest to make sure that my students were successful. However, I quickly noticed that the students that were put in my...

God Knows What You’re Going Through

woman stressing over finances
Lord, Today don't let me lose my joy, my peace, my mind, or my focus.

You Got What You Prayed For… Now What?

Got What You Prayed For
May I never forget on my best day, that I still need God as desperately as I did on my worst day.

I Will Not Be Shaken

Life happens and you either confront your problems or try to run away from them. I'm 19yrs. old and a few months ago began an ongoing battle to this very day I still struggle with. I knew the word and have been in and out of church since I was young but this moment showed me who God really is. Walking...

When You Realize God Had This Planned All Along…

If you're praying your way through a rough season and you're not sure if you're missing God's answer through it all, I urge you to lift up this prayer...

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do
If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.

When You’re Not Sure if The Friendship is Really Worth it

best friends
This summer I went on an all girls trip with several of my friends to the Bahamas. I had a ball. I think I can speak for the rest of the group as well and say, "we all did"! It was a much needed vacation considering I can't remember the last time I actually had a real vacation. It was...

United in Marriage, Divided by Faith

an unhappy couple
I've always been the type that has tried to please everyone all of the time, even if it meant making myself unhappy doing it... even if it meant going against my moral values. My parents, My friends, Now my husband, and my kids controlled my every being. I've been married for 10 years to my husband and we have 3 children. When...

When God Has Other Plans

Three years ago I was in a relationship with a man I was sure I would marry and spend the rest of my life with. We were inseparable. We worked together, we lived together, we partied together, and WE SINNED TOGETHER. Looking back at the relationship now, I can see that we brought out the worst in each other. I picked up...

Praying For Our Adult Child

Christian Family
Hello, I have enjoyed your daily comments that you leave on Facebook, they are wonderful. Some hit home and others are very interesting to read. So many things have also been eye openers for our daughter but we are pretty sure it goes in one ear and out the other. We have a 27 year old daughter who lives at home,...

Sometimes That’s The Point Of it All

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When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. (Isaiah 43:2) Life sometimes happens and leaves you feeling lost, confused, lonely, lost, empty and overwhelmed. I’ve been...

The Beauty of Prayer- Why Valentine’s Day Is So Special

A woman with her eyes closed
I love the fact that Valentines Day will always be a special day in my life regardless of my relationship status. Six years ago, I remember sitting in a church service thinking to myself 'But why God? Another Valentines Day and l'm still single! Seriously though God, what happened to you giving me the desires of my heart because l don't understand where my...

The Lord Set Me Free From “ME”

Woman looking at self in mirror.
My roommate finally walked in. It was our very first day at the university. We exchanged our details then she asked... "What does your mom do?" I had to think very fast because I was not about to say "she sells fruits and vegetables"... so instead I said "she works at a bank" That's what I told her and everybody else I...

Trusting Him To Make a Way Out of No Way

It is easy to talk about faith and patience until you are in a situation where your faith is put to test. After I resigned from my job due to the apparent unfavorable conditions, everyone thought I was crazy and that I had made a wrong decision. I thought I would be at peace, but... worry and anxiety started creeping in, all sorts of...

You Can’t Fool God (None of the Time)

Beauty of being yourself
"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." Well you can't fool God none of the time!

7 Ways To Be At Peace In The Midst Of Your Storm

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Every time I go through a storm, Not only do I come out, but I come out better than I went in. Here are 7 ways to be at peace In the midst of your storm

Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Actually Saved My Life

He looked me dead in my face and told me I had Stage 3 Breast Cancer. At only 31, How could this be? I mean... Breast cancer had claimed the lives of a few women in my family, but not anyone younger than 50. I made sure I did my self exams and even had them done by my doctor when I...

Not Sure What Is The Right Thing to Do

" In a few months my daughter will stand in front of a minister and get married to another woman. I love my daughter dearly, but I am not okay with this so I do not plan to attend the wedding. The problem is, My daughter suffers from Bi-Polar and has already tried to commit suicide once a few...

Prayer For a Troubled Marriage

One woman's prayer request for her troubled marriage.

I Can Forgive, But Should I Forget?

Eleven years ago, I met a woman through training for a particular job and befriended her. I befriended her because at that time she appeared to share the same moral values as I.Though we have different religious backgrounds, she being Muslim and I being a Christian, I  believed that I can shine for Jesus through that friendship. I am...

Learning To Trust Again After Infidelity

  Hello Praying Woman readers, I want to say thank you guys for all of your encouragement and wisdom filled advice. Even though I have never written in to The Praying Woman before, I've learned a lot from some of the advice given to other readers. Now it's my turn. My problem is my husband has been caught cheating twice, with...

“Death With Dignity” is Not Suicide

I've been following the story of Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill 29yr old who decided to end her life under the "Death With Dignity" law. A lot of people have argued that it's nothing short of suicide and a year ago I would have agreed. My mom was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. Like Brittany,...

Is He God Sent or Is He Just a Distraction?

is he God sent
You love him, He loves you, but is he God sent or Is he just a distraction?

Married… But Lonely

My husband and I have been married for 12 years and we have three school aged children. My husband is a great provider but it seems it just ends there. I know he loves me and the kids, but he just isn't "involved" in our lives. He leaves the majority of the duties of raising our kids to me. Wake up,...

How Does God Really Feel About Divorce?

I'm in desperate need of prayer. I'm a 30 something year old woman and have been married to my husband for 7 years. Problem is, I haven't been in love with him for about 5 of those  years. I asked him for a divorce, we started the process, and then I stopped the divorce for fear of  dissappointing God. My husband has...

Should His Past Keep Me From Dating Him?

Dear Praying Women, I'm looking for some advice that lines up with the Bible. I have recently begun speaking to a guy online and we've been chatting regularly. Well, everything seems to be going incredibly well and a lot of our non-negotiables and even preferences on both parts are well matched. This is the first time in years I've met someone who...

Signs of a Man Not Ready For Marriage

Hello, my fiance and I have been together for almost 5 years now, and have had several break ups during that time. To my knowledge he has never physically cheated on me but he has a problem with communicating inappropriate with other women via email, text, and social media sites. I called off our wedding because months before we...

When the 90 Day Rule Goes Wrong!

I started talking to this guy last November. We decided that we would continue to get to know each other. I waited the 90 days as Steve Harvey said and then took it to the next level. He was very respectful to this. Well, as we continued to hang out. It seemed to be nothing but sex,sex,sex. (months still...

When the Woman is the Breadwinner

When it comes to relationships, I have the most horrible luck. It's like I have something tattooed on my forehead that says "use me!". Most of the men I've been in relationships with used me up and then when I figured it out and stop giving, they left. I'm a kind hearted person so if they needed it and...

Finding The Right One at The Wrong Time

I have been going through a separation and divorce for the past 2.5 years. It's been an incredibly long and painful journey. I have come to terms with the divorce and I truly believe that it's the right thing for myself and my children. The divorce is still not final. I am still legally married. I have been praying...

How the Worst Thing in My Life Became a Blessing Instead

I was miserable the day I left for college. As I stood by the door, tears began to fall. All at once, a horrible reality sank in. I’m deaf. Earlier that month I took a fall while barefoot water skiing and instantly went from hard of hearing to deaf. When I climbed in the boat, I noticed my friends’ lips moving...

Is it Time to Walk Away?

Hello all... I am in a very hard place right now. My husband and myself have been married for almost 8 years now. He has a daughter from a previous relationship, but we have no children together. When we first met, we did have the baby talk and we both decided that we would wait to start a family and not rush...

Trying to Do the Christian Thing, BUT….

I'm in need of some Godly advice. I am at the end of my patience, but I don't want to make a decision that will disappoint God. I allowed my 18 year old's friend to move in with us because she really doesn't have a good relationship with her mom. Her mom has an abusive boyfriend so it was her...

Praying For The Truth To Be Revealed

My husband and I married young. It was a long distance relationship and I thought he was a Godly man that served in the youth group. I was naive and should have taken the signs before as red flags. He was emotionally and verbally abusive to me. I was so blind because I always gave him the benefit of...

How Do I Share Something So Personal And Embarrassing?

After many years of not meeting someone that I believed would be a good match for me and me for him, … and someone I was willing to invest my time in and for, I finally have a special man in my life. We met about a year ago, and over the last six months we have shared,...

Trying to Get Back To The Old Me… The Old Us

I am in need of desperate prayers. My husband is an aspiring actor. He's passionate about what he does. Problem is, it doesn't pay the bills. I have stuck by his side, supported his dream, and picked up the slack for our kids for 5 years now, and I'm tired. When is enough enough? My husband hasn't had a...

This is My Heart

Hi, In a couple of months I should be receiving divorce papers from My Husband. Throughout Our 3 year marriage I bullied and intimidated and constantly threatened divorce at My Husband until He finally snapped and left just before Christmas 2013. When this happened The Lord completely broke me and showed me my sinful heart. In this 6 months He has started...

No! I’m NOT Okay!

I really don't know where to start. So forgive me if I'm all over the place and thank you for the opportunity to address some issues that are tearing me apart and also request prayer. I'm a recently divorced, single mother of 2 beautiful kids. A 12 year old and a 14 year old. My 14 year...

Stuck In A Tough Position

I am stuck in a tough position. I have been at my job for a little over 2 years. I prayed for this job and felt like it was an answer to my prayer. My husband was let go from his job 10 months ago and since then, he has not been able to find another job. Well last...

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