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Thursday, October 1, 2009

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(UPDATE FROM KIM...Please make sure to read the comments on this post...they are precious)

Well, I would love to say that I came up with today's question because it is a good one, but I found it in a book I am currently reading. I thought the question was too good not to ask it to one of my favorite online communities.

The question comes from the book, "Did You Think To Pray?" by R. T. Kendall. A verse from Exodus 33 had Kendall really pondering about the situation Moses was in. (Feel free to read Exodus 33, and/or you could purchase Kendall's book to read more about the story if you would like). The question Kendall came up with is very thought provoking, and he asked the question to his friends as well. So today, I ask you a similar question (I changed it slightly).

If God told you that He would answer any one prayer request today, what would it be? Why, this request? (Again, I give all credit to R.T. Kendall for today's question)

I can't wait to read your responses.



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Anonymous Jenn said...

If God told me that he would answer any one prayer request today, I would ask for the salvations of my family. I love them desperately and it breaks my heart again and again to see them constantly trying to outrun their pain because they still refuse to submit to the Lord. I want to see them happier, healthier and confident that they are truly loved by someone who loves them exactly the way that they are.

That would be my prayer...

October 1, 2009 at 2:34 AM  
Blogger Kela said...

I would normally post and answer these questions on my blog, but it's a little to personal for that today.

If God answered only one prayer request TODAY, it would be for my teenage daughter to not buy into the lies and suggestions that satan is trying to attack her with.
If she does what is suggested by the enemy, it would mean loss and heartache for her and another person involved. It would be a very, very foolish move on her part.

So, I guess that's a prayer request; that she would keep her mind, thoughts and emotions on the things of God and not let satan deceive her that something else is better for her when in fact its not.

October 1, 2009 at 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Marie said...

I would ask for Him to strengthen me to continue my journey that glorifies Him. I am working on a project and sometimes I begin to doubt. So I need Him to help me to help others.

October 1, 2009 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger I am blessed! said...

There are so many! Just one? I'm so glad God doesn't just answer one! If I could only have one prayer answered it would be that God would work in the hearts and lives of my children and cause them to become totally devoted to Him for their whole lives. I tell my kids there would be no greater reward for me than to be able to look down from heaven someday and see a legacy of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-greats, etc. all serving the Lord in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. I want so desperately for them to be different, even while my husband and I struggle for ourselves.

October 1, 2009 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Shelly said...

I would ask that my husband's brother and his family would come to know Jesus as Savior. We have been praying for them for about 10 years now, and each day, I keep wondering..."will today be the day?" I would give up any material prayer request to have that answered.

October 1, 2009 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Toknowhim said...

Thanks Marie and Jenn for sharing your hearts with us today...

Jenn, I couldn't access your comment section today.

Blessings, Kim

October 1, 2009 at 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

My biggest, most wonderful answered prayer would be that all 6 of our children would follow Jesus Christ as their Savior - and that I'd have the faith to say, "no matter what it took."
If I could have one more, it would be that I would be so faithful in making our home a wonderful refuge.

October 1, 2009 at 2:46 PM  
Anonymous Laurel@FromMyHeartToYours said...

Jenn, I know your request intimately as that would be my request - prayer for my sweet husband's salvation. I pray for this with every breath I have. Lord I know that You hear our prayers and that Jenn's family, my husband, Shelly's brother and famiy, IAmBlessed's children and grand and great grands and Lisa's children - that they are all etched on Your heart evermore than they are on our own! Wrap them in your love and pour Your Holy Spirit into their hearts; that the Spirit of wisdom and revelation be upon them, that their eyes be enlightened to the understanding of Your will and heart for them.

I pray for Kela's sweet daughter, give her wisdom. Protect her from the lies of the enemy and etch Your word and wisdom upon her precious heart as You grow in her, a deep faith to abide in Your will.

I pray for Marie, that You give her discernment in the ways You wish for her to go in this journey. Give her courage and strength in You as she seeks to help others.

Wash over Kim today and bless her, and this entire Cafe staff today. Wrap them tenderly in your mercy and love.

We are grateful that You hear every request. In Your Holy Name Jesus, AMEN

October 1, 2009 at 5:25 PM  
Anonymous christy said...

without a doubt i'd ask God to heal my husband of his epilepsy. our hearts are so in love with Jesus and all we want to do is serve Him ... in our hearts, in our community, around the world. it's been an especially tough year with his health and we're not sure why, but it's keeping us from some of the things we love to do the most when it comes to serving. we know that God is working wonderful things for good and we're holding tight to that. we're holding on to hope that the doctors that God has led us to will heal my husband. if this the only prayer that God ever answers i would be most grateful. no riches, no fame ... nothing but the healing power of Jesus Christ.

thanks for allowing me to share!

October 1, 2009 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Toknowhim said...

Can I just say that you all are so dear... Putting your hearts out there for all to see... It is beautiful!!!

You know, I never answered my question. I really want to ponder this one some more...

Blessings all, Kim

Please come back weekly to participate... what you share is needed here...

October 1, 2009 at 7:26 PM  
Anonymous Charmaine said...

Mine would be that my husband would realize his need for Jesus Christ to be the Lord of his life. He knows Jesus but I think he feels that's for everyone else but him and I can't understand why unless he doesn't think he's worthy. I have been praying for him for 14 years. I was not walking with the Lord when we met 34 years ago so half of our years together we were pretty much struggling through life 2gether but when I truly gave my life to the Lord we became unequally yoked and it has been a struggle between us since but I will serve my Lord no matter what. I would so like to be able to walk side by side with the Lord.

October 1, 2009 at 10:58 PM  
Anonymous Debbie said...

My prayer would be that God would reign in our home and family. That He would be the primary focus for both my husband and myself - so we could raise our daughters in a home that knows and lives and breathes the Love of God to each other - so they would come to know Him personally and live a life pleasing to Him.

October 2, 2009 at 5:17 AM  
Blogger amy said...

Great question!! I just answered on my blog at
Can't wait to check out everyone's responses!

October 2, 2009 at 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Laurel@FromMyHeartToYours said...

Charmaine, when I read your reply, tears came to my eyes. I have been praying for 10 years. I will pray everyday with thankfulness in my heart, knowing that God won't forget Mr. H - that He loves him more than I do. Isn't it heart wrenching to know that the ones we love the most, don't see themselves as worthy? This tugged at my heart the most as I know that very feeling. My prayers are with you dear friend...

Kim, you are on my heart especially today and I'm lifting you.

Hugs from Canada

October 2, 2009 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Wow, what a great question! I'm not sure I could narrow it down to just one.

October 5, 2009 at 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I have been pondering how to answer this question for a few minutes now, I am wondering by the responses, if anyone believes they can have what they (would) request, my challenge would be to request them and come back here and give us the Praise Report, because the word says, If any two of you agree as touching anything it shall be done by my Father in Heaven, who sees in secret and rewards openly, I have not read one request that is of a selfish or lustful nature, So I agree with you in Prayer that, now that have you made your petitions known you shall have what so ever you have asked,

In Jesus Name!

By the way:
At first I wanted to say to be free from debt! However that does not cover my lost family members, so I changed my mind, I would that my whole house would serve that Lord just as the word promises! I believe that I receive, therefore I have it! Thank you! Lord!

October 5, 2009 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Hey Kim. My first response would be to ask for a godly husband..but...if I could have just one it would be that my heart would be totally and completely satisfied in God, so much so that my entire life would be a love offering poured out to Him day after day. I just always seem to get in my own way on my path to know Him more intimately, and I know a joyful life would follow from an undivided heart.

October 11, 2009 at 6:53 PM  

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