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You asked what I have been praying about. You have been instrumental in our struggles with Katie. I have seen God move her heart when it seemed impossible. She is truly seeking a new life away from old habits and people who have had her imprisoned. She is seeking new education opportunities away from working as a bartender. You’re right we sometimes have to step out in faith. God will use people to lead us out of bondage and prepare the road as we go. Trusting God may be hard but necessary. Praying is my goal and one of my callings. 🙏
50 weeks - WHAT?? It's been almost a year? That seems crazy. You've started me thinking about which of my prayers I keep praying repeatedly while God is waiting for me to take that first step of faith and then He will show me the next step or which direction He wants me to take from there. Or has he answered my prayer already but maybe not in the way I would like so I keep asking? Or am I sincere in my prayer or is it just throwing words at Him? I think about Abraham and Isaac and how Abraham just stepped forward trusting God with Isaac but not knowing how God would keep his promise about Isaac's line. Which of my prayers need to be lashed to the altar in faith? I do miss the pretty scenery, but thanks for making the video happen - the thoughts are just as meaningful! Congrats, Donny, on 50 prayer walks!
Firstly, congratulations on your 60th prayer walk🙏👏. So happy for you.
Secondly, a very thought provoking episode.
I guess I pray more for others than myself. Mostly for my family and friends. I do pray for myself, but only when I am confronting a challenge or in a difficult head space. I don't pray with expectations in mind. I just pray to talk to God, in the hope to help myself and to let him know that I am thinking of others in order to be there for them. Of course I would love to think that if I prayed for someone who was ill could be cured, but God has his own plans for them.
When my dad passed, of course I wanted him to be alive, but that was me being selfish. I prayed and thanked God for letting my dad die peacefully and finally be relieved of all the pain and responsibility that my dad had. He was finally at peace. I also thanked God for allowing me to be by my dad's bedside when he passed as 3 of my siblings didn't make it in time. God knew I need to be there and made it so. I had mixed up my visiting days and was supposed to go on the Sunday, but didn't. Normally on the Monday I would've gone to the school, where I volunteered and then gone home. But because I missed the Sunday visit, I went straight from the school to the hospital. As I was parking at the hospital, I got the phone call to hurry to the hospital. If I had gone home, I wouldn't have been with my dad when he past. This was a gift God gave me. It is one of three times, I felt TRULY close to God. One of those moments where you get the chills and sort of feel in shock.
50!!! Wow time flies! Thank you for being so faithful to do these each week as I’m sure it is not easy so I pray you have been blessed by them as much as we have! You have challenged me to think deeper & explore more why I believe what I believe & do things that I have done for so long without exploring why! Thank you! You have been an amazing example of how to live as a follower of Christ! I love love the explanation & analogy of judging vs condemning!! 50 more please😃!
What I’m praying lately asking God that I need to alleviate less stress , as the number one monster looming in my head. Not knowing the upcoming surgery results of my husband etc. and worries what will happen next? But we can alleviate stress and the good news is even when we feel alone ,we don’t have to make all our decisions based solely on our knowledge! We are called to lean on the Lord and have faith that he will help us navigate this dramatic scene in life. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart ,lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6.As you know ,there are consequences to waiting. When you ask God about something important and he doesn’t answer right away ,you’ll not only struggle with your own doubts, but you may have to address the questions of others. In those times, it’ll be difficult to keep waiting-but do it anyway. Allowing God to answer will strengthen our faith. God ,waiting is extremely difficult, but I will trust you. I know that you will never let me down and that your promise are sure.However , I wonder what happens when we pray. Does God respond to you? He moves heaven and earth to answer anyone who calls him with faith and sincerity. Although his reply may not be what you expect, he never fails to do what is in our best interest and what will ultimately fulfill his purpose to us. God is the Author of each journey. He knows the way through every dark and frightening valley. He gives us hope and courage as we walk with him. God , as I face the challenges of my personal journey through life, I am thankful for your presence my prayer walk community that guides me and protects me.
Donny, this is another good one that makes me really think. As you were talking and my listening through this episode, one thing for sure I want to say is like quite a few of us, is thank you and I’m glad to have been a part of these prayer walks from day one. Congratulations on #50! God has blessed you and all of us in the community.
My prayers along when I combine them with the reading of His word (Bible), that is when I get clearer direction for me. Hope that makes sense. When and if i know or can feel God has opened a door for me, I tend to move forward more than not any more. I believe that is because my faith is much stronger now than in the past and also I trust God that he knows better than I what lies ahead. In fact, just Monday of this week, I received some news that of course was not great but not all bad either. So far God has used the news I heard in confirming once again that He has my back if you will, and to not cancel an upcoming opportunity that has been confirmed through prayer and scripture to move forward and have faith even when this will take me out of my comfort zone. I will not and cannot let Satan win. Got opened the door to this opportunity and even through adversity, God will give you whatever you need if you trust him for the long haul and not give up. That’s pretty much been my motto for the last year and I’m going to still push forward and take those leaps of faith as long as I feel those doors are opened by God.
I do pray to God to be used however to be there to love, encourage, listen and pray for others. It goes both ways on the prayer support and the other things I mentioned. I’m so blessed to be a part of this community and Donny, all of us are so blessed for you to be willing to openly and willingly share your love for Jesus Christ with all of us. I’ve been blessed beyond measure and my faith and trust in God has become so much deeper because of how God works through you and others within this community. You have to open yourself up totally to God for these opportunities. If you do make that choice and take those leaps of faith out of those comfort zones, God will bless you and supply everything that is needed. You will be able to do things you never thought you were capable of. Thank you my friend and God bless you! Looking forward to 50 more!
First of all Congratulations on #50 of these prayer walks. I haven't commented on all of them but I have on some. They have all been very helpful, thought provoking talks. Now this one has me wondering what I keep praying for when God has already opened the way for me to walk in andI am not following. I am sure there may be quite a few so I will need to get quiet and rest in Him and listen to what he has to show/tell me and then make sure I follow his path for me. Once again thank you for being willing to share these walks with us.
I'm seldom at a lost for words, but at this moment I can't explain it. This Prayer Walk really hit me. I loved it!!! "Why do you cry to me?" ~ God (Like the man sitting on the roof during the flood) It will make a difference in my life... Thanks!
PS. Last week you said you were praying for my husband & me after I admitted being as gentle "as a blowtorch." Well, I wanted to let you know my hubby got really sick with a cold last week. I had to doctor & be nice to him for 5 whole days. Watch out! Your prayers are powerful! Ha Ha! Congrats, on your 50 Walks. I've loved going along... ~ Jan xoxo
Donny first of all I just wanted to thank you for your prayer walks they mean Alot to me and has helped me in many ways 🙏🙏 I was praying for financial needs but what you said is so true cause things at where I work are changing and I think that it will open doors for more days and that is a blessing 🙏🙏 Then you were saying do we stop and let someone say what they feel without me stepping in and making my point and I have to say with this one person no but I am going to pray that God will help me with this and maybe it will change the way our friendship is we were so close friends and I don't know she has changed sense 2007 she isn't the same or is it me so I am going to pray that God will help me with this and see if things will change 🙏🙏 once again Donny thank you for what you do cause you have made a difference in my life and made me look at myself better 🙏🙏
Donny I have been absent lately but I do read weekly prayer walks and thank you so much it helps and lightens to both of us, as we are processing with my husband health. We spent so much time driving back and forth and in a few days we are headed back on the road again . I will comments later this evening.
Nice approach for all of us to think about prayers, wants and needs. God knows his plans for us to prosper and grow us. I try so hard not to judge others. I have found to form a strong opinion by who people show me they are by what they do and say. Sometimes you have to walk away from simply bad people. I hope all can understand my comment. Praying daily for guidance and direction. How do you know when to stop asking/praying for something that you have been for a long time and no answer? I have learned be careful what you pray for. God does know best. I trust him even though I do not understand so faith and trust step in to settle me. Can anyone relate?
I pray thanking God for being with me each step I take, for the beautiful days He has given me and I pray for dying for my sins. I praying for the sick and hurting in my church, for my children as they drive to work each day and for a young man whose has not given his life to Christ. I pray for you Donny, daily. Thank you so much for these prayer walks.
Wow! You are very thought provoking lately! I mean that in a good way! Thank you! I need to go back and relisten cause it got me thinking. Cause there’s several things I’ve been praying for for a long time and sometimes I want to give up. But I’m challenged to rethink how I pray and how I listen.
Thank you Donny for this prayer walk. Congratulations on #50. God has blessed us through your inspiration and witness. I pray primarily because Jesus asks me to and through the years prayer has been a great comfort to me. My prayers have been answered, not always as I wanted or when I wanted but answered. I try not to be greedy, or to whine, but to simply recognize when my basic needs are met, sometimes in ways that I would have never expected or desired but answered. I have learned that to pray is an action verb not passive, as you say moving forward. I must do my part, whether that means being proactive or to simply persevere in my prayer until the answer is clear. Loved your thoughts about when we listen to others do we internalize and think of ourselves and what we want to say. My answer to that is a resounding YES. I am working on that! Thankfully God is a much better listener than I am! Your thoughts on judgement being more discernment than condemnation is a very insightful way of looking at it. I love that. This prayer walk had so much in it for me. Thank you. God bless you and keep you on your journey. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my way” declares the Lord…. Isaiah 55:8
As always very thoughtful. Thank you. Again this week (3rd week) your post won’t open on the app. The app continues to open all posts but yours. Please fix. Love ya 🤗
Lord of all creation
and still You know my heart
And He waits. Yet, He knows before we speak.
What an amazing privilege to talk to the Creator of all things. To listen. 🙏🏼💜
My prayers mostly are around my husband, kids and grandchild. To love the Lord with all their soul, mind and strength.
The same prayers outwards to everyone.
The time has come. The world is quickly changing. The enemy roars. Jesus came to destroy the works of the enemy. My 'bigger' prayer is we allow Jesus to rise up within and crush the defeated enemy. The enemy of all souls. The Father wishes for none to perish.
More of Him, less of me 🙏🏼