Prayers and comments wanted!

July 19th, 2012

Do you remember the following prayer request, which I sent out at the end of May?


“I received an email with news that could possibly mean something wonderful and far-reaching.  It is also something that the enemy will resist with all his strength.  So I am compelled to come to you, asking if you would be willing to pray fervently without knowing any more details, perhaps for a long time.  Perhaps some of you will also fast as well as pray.

Pray fervently that a huge, high, heavy door that is cracking open will swing wide.  Pray with confidence in the goodness of the God who is our only hope!”


If you have prayed for this request, I want you to know that God has begun to answer.

There is a certain soldier on the front lines who faced a daunting duty in this field of battle recently.  Just before entering the fight, this soldier went back to that blog post from the end of May, read and re-read it, and looked at the comments.  Those thirteen comments were promises to pray fervently for this door to open wide.  The soldier was strengthened and infused with courage, and went out onto the battlefield.

Today I received news.  After the skirmish was over, the huge, heavy, high door creaked open just a little further.  Rejoice in what God has done!!

And it is crucial to keep praying tenaciously.  This battle will not be won easily or quickly!

If you are praying, and committed to go on praying, even without further information for the time being, could you please encourage this soldier with a comment to this post?

Can we let this soldier know that we will continue to pray until the victory is won?  Thank you, thank you, thank you!



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34 Responses to “Prayers and comments wanted!”

  1. Mandy says:

    Praying for victory!!

  2. sabrina says:

    It is so encouraging to read that our prayers are in the process of being answered!

    I will commit to continued prayer! 

  3. Brooke Jarrett says:

    PRAYING!!! Continuing to pray that our soldier remain full of the Holy Spirit thru this tenacious walk! Love headed your way! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

  4. Amy Rainey says:

    Praying for victory… for God’s glory… and for strength, wisdom, and peace for the warrior! 

  5. Ashlee says:


  6. wj says:

    God’s Will be done!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Each night, we bring our prayer needs before our Father and we include this also.  We don’t have to know the story; God knows it and He knows what the need is.  Continue to be a warrior, as we will be too!

  8. JessicaD says:

    I didn’t comment in May but I have been praying. And will continue…

  9. Stephanie says:

    I didn’t see the request in May but will begin praying now. 

  10. Susan says:

    What a blessing to read such an encouraging update! I surely will continue to pray for this effort and those who are involved in it.

    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from EE  

  11. Holly F. says:

    Certainly praying.

  12. Praying here, Susanna. We will be gone soon (!!!!!), but we’re told we should have access to the internet most of the time, so I’ll be anxiously checking. (I’m still playing catch-up from the last few busy months, so I’m sorry for not posting as much on here. Your last few posts have been amazing, by the way! Would you mind if I link to them on our adoption blog? I have a post that’s been simmering in my mind for months that follows a similar path, and you are so much more eloquent than I am.  And, I’m going private soon for while we travel- I’ll add you if you like! :) God bless you and your amazing family, sweet sister!!!

  13. Becky says:

    Have been and will continue to pray!

  14. Angela in MT says:


  15. Nina says:

    Continued prayers for this special soldier; prayers for reassurance, peace, guidance and an overwhelming sense of God’s presence through every challenge.  Standing in the gap….

  16. Cinderellamommy says:

     “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” {Galatians 6:9}

    Continuing to pray with you! 

  17. Barbara says:


  18. Kara says:

    Will definitely be praying!

  19. Dawn Wright says:

    STILL PRAYING!!!!!!!  God knows and that is good enough for me!  Whatever it is HE CAN and WILL DO!!!!!  Keep on keeping on good soldier!  The war is not with flesh and blood this we know! 

  20. Lauren says:

    Continual prayers for strength to fight the good fight! It IS a battle worth fighting!!

    Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

    Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

  21. Abigail says:

    I will pray.

  22. lisa matthews says:

    praying hard

  23. Rachel M says:

    Praying with tears for the soldier and the battle, I know who wins the war though, to Jesus be the victory!

  24. Annette says:

    Praying for All the soldiers working to open doors for all of God’s hidden treasures. Praying specifically for THIS soldier’s path to be eased of obstacles and that the enemy will have no power to fight for these requests! 

  25. Galit says:

    I am doing an ongoing feature on my blog about Jewish prayer, and the section that I got to as I read this prayer request is just too appropriate on so many levels, so I am dedicating this post to you:
    Yasher Koach!  ( “May you go forward in strength”)

  26. Lydia says:

    Have been praying and will continUe to do so.

  27. sarah says:

    My boys and I will pray!

  28. I have been praying, I just hadn’t posted. FIGHT ON!! :o) 

  29. Anna T says:


  30. jenni says:

    praying for endurance and grace, and more patience than thought possible. “when you do so for one of these little ones, you do so for ME”

  31. Robin says:

    I will be praying.

  32. Finding this late, but praying anyway! (everyone needs a rear guard!) ;)

  33. Rilla says:

    Not been here for a while, but praying

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