Hope for Hopeless during Holidays

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How heartbreaking to hear hopelessness during holidays.  I just finished praying for the past two days of requests on our network prayer board, three of which included “hopeless” cries for help…

Shaketa Prayer Request 12/10:  I lost my job the end of July, then I had to resign from a job because my car broke down on me. Really feeling hopeless, don’t know where to turn. Single mother of a six year old and four year old. Rent is past due, and I don’t have any means of funds coming in. Really need help.

Alan Prayer Request 12/10:  My family and I need urgent prayer. I had to leave my previous job for health reasons and have explored several new career areas over the last few months but have found nothing. I am in the worst situation of my life, with no money for gasoline, auto insurance, mortgage, medical bills, or food for our family. I’m very afraid I’m going to lose everything if God does not send a miracle soon. I have no extended family or close friends I can confide in or turn to for help. It is getting very hard to keep pressing on when the future seems so dreadful and hopeless.

Mary Prayer Request 12/11:  I have had such serious depression & anxiety that for the last 2 years I’ve only been able to work as a temp for 4 months. I have now gone through all my savings from when I used to have good jobs (in the 80’s and 90’s). I just got on Medicaid and food stamps. I used to be very successful in corporate work, but now I’ve lost all my confidence, and I have felt like such a failure for so long I feel like giving up b/c I can’t even make myself go get a temp job due to the fear which has paralyzed me. Please pray that I can believe God when He says that He has a plan for me, and that I will stop believing Satan’s lies that God can’t help me and everything is hopeless. I am almost out of money, and I don’t know what I’m going to do. Thank you.

Please Stop and Pray

Would you pray right now for Shaketa, Alan and Mary.  Ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers into the fields with hope and help.

We have reached out to each of them, and await replies.  God has given us many assets of hope – the Prayer Network, the Job Connections, the Workbook, hundreds of resources/tools and now over 100 churches and ministries on the ground. Please pray for God’s vision, wisdom, revelation and strength for us to be faithful stewards – especially for John our director, Cory in ministry services and our board of directors – Dave, Tim and me.

Help us Help Others

Please consider giving financial support for our increased staff so they can actually get the assets hope and help into the hands of those in need.  Would you also pray about sharing this giving opportunity with others to the praise of the glory of God’s grace.  Here is our recent thanksgiving and planning report.

Finally, thank you for prayer partnership!  May God bless you abundantly that you may fully receive His grace.



  1. I really am encouraged by the hope and wisdom you offer up here! I have been in that place you talk about before as I was raising my children it was so hard as they were growing up. Now that I’ve been walking with the Lord I can put my hope in Him! here is a video that may help someone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6on4_kGm8cw
    I feel like this will help someone. Thanks Carol

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