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    Lightbulb Prayer Request Thread


    This is not a faith debate thread. This is not a God debate thread.

    Insensitivity, mockery and disrespect will not be tolerated in this thread.

    If you got 'em, post them. You don't believe in God or a god or prayer give it to someone who does and let them do so on your behalf.

    The world if full of hurting, lost, confused, broken, helpless and hopeless, fearful and lonely men, woman, boys, girls, sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers.

    At this very moment in our very own midst there are those who suffer from and struggle with addiction and alcoholism, physical and psychological handicaps, disease, guilt, shame, victims (and perpetrators) of sexual, physical, emotional and psychological abuse, divorce, abandonment, rejection and the pain of lost friends and loved ones who are desperate for hope, trust, understanding, forgiveness, peace and comfort.

    I am one. How about you?

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    I am also one and a survivor! BUT there are still areas where I need more trust/faith and less fix it/fear so Im always game for an outpouring of love so that I can have more to give out!


    Plus my job situation right now is in strange place so prayer that my finances would remain steady so that i can provide for my family is greatly appreciated!

    BTW EXCELLENT THREAD IMHO!


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    BTW Ive been through EVERYTHING and yes I mean EVERYTHING except for actually murdering someone and being physically challenged so I will surely pray for any and every request thats put here!There is hope if were willing to ask for it and accept it.


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    Thanks for posting this thread B. Great idea.
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    I have a lifelong struggle with many issues which stem from all of the above.

    My prayer is that I be a good steward with the grace and mercy I have been shown and be faithful and obedient in doing the same to and for my fellow man.

    My position, reputation and respect on this board and at work provide me exposure and opportunity to present and represent the character and integrity of a Godly man. It is my prayer that I practice and display the peace, patience and humility worthy of such.
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    I am one.

    May I sincerely say,

    "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 2 Corinthians 12:9
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    B-- Awesome thread idea! I hope this one impacts many peoples lives for the better. As for anyone who posts here, you will cetainly be in my thoughts and prayers. As for myself I ask God every day to help me to be the husband and father my wife and two sons deserve.

    Again, awesome thread.
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    I'd appreciate prayers for the soul of my grandfather, who passed away about 2 weeks ago. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to pray.

    Great thread, brother.
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    I don't pray, nor do I subscribe to deities, but I do believe we all have a humanistic duty to critically engage with who are - and moreover, do our very best everyday to reconcile who we are with who we wish to be.

    I don't necessarily meditate either, I just attempt to be introspective. At times I am successful, at times I am not.

    I do applaud all of you in this thread for attempting to be a better person; trust, respect, courage, love, intelligence, knowledge, inner complexity, these things are non-denominational, so to speak, and we should all aspire to become them.
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    great idea B.
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    brilliant thread idea! i'll def keep an eye on this one
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    JohnnyB - you will be in my thoughts, esp. as I approach my first Father's Day without my Dad.
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    Johnny I also lost my father. I was 28 so my condolences.Ill be praying.


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    This will be my mother's first mother's day without her mother. My mother is a first child. I am a first child of hers and a first grandchild. My daughter is a first grandchild and a first great grandchild.

    My grandmother had a way of making me believe I truely was her very favorite. I am very saddened by the thought of not being able to speak with her this time...at least over the phone.

    But it is my mother that I am most interested in at this time as...well I cannot imagine really. Unfortunately they did not have the ralationship of parent and child (especially a daughter/duaghter) that my mother and I have. I imagine that only further confuses feelings and emotions at this time for her.

    Prayer changes the one praying because in prayer, you are in the presence of God - James 4:8 says, "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you."

    Let us not forget that it is a two way communication. He has something to say to you as well. Listen!

    It usually floors me. Encounters with the Holy Spirit tend to do that to a person.

    Keep something else in mind when you consider prayer. When our prayers are answered or are not answered remember this: If we knew what the Lord knew, we wouldn't change a thing.

    Lord, may your peace be with us during this time of rememberance of our lost mothers and fathers and grandmothers and grandfathers. I claim it in advance for my brothers and sisters.

    I love you grandma!
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    Very very good thread B! I will definately do my part to help out!
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    I am sorry to hear about your loss, B. I'm sure she is in a better place now. Your children don't know how lucky they are to have been able to meet their great grandparents.
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    I am a recovering alcoholic also. Just celebrated 4 years of sobriety last month.

    My friend Bill just lost his son to drug addiction. You guys don't know Bill, but if you could maybe say a prayer for him and his family. He is suffering a lot right now. Thank you.
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    The Lord withholds no good thing from those who walk in sincerity.
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    These two thoughts have gotten me through many a trying time. Well wishes to all of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwolfWV View Post
    I am a recovering alcoholic also. Just celebrated 4 years of sobriety last month.

    My friend Bill just lost his son to drug addiction. You guys don't know Bill, but if you could maybe say a prayer for him and his family. He is suffering a lot right now. Thank you.

    Will keep the family in prayer and congrats on your sobriety.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwolfWV View Post
    I am a recovering alcoholic also. Just celebrated 4 years of sobriety last month.

    My friend Bill just lost his son to drug addiction. You guys don't know Bill, but if you could maybe say a prayer for him and his family. He is suffering a lot right now. Thank you.

    Congrats on 4 years...certainly will say one for Bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwolfWV View Post
    I am a recovering alcoholic also. Just celebrated 4 years of sobriety last month.

    My friend Bill just lost his son to drug addiction. You guys don't know Bill, but if you could maybe say a prayer for him and his family. He is suffering a lot right now. Thank you.
    Sorry to hear about your friend's son. I'll say a prayer for him and his family.

    Drug addiction/alcoholism is a horrible disease. It's good that you've been blessed with the opportunity to get sober. Good job, man.
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    Good morning

    I am off to the gym. I get really distracted. I struggle with lust...a lot! Why? A lot of it has to do with the fact that I entertain it. I need deliverance frequently.
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    Hello everyone,

    I don't have alot of posts on this forum, mainly because I am not as knowledgable as most here and most of my questions are answered in searches.

    That being said, I will keep everyone in my prayers and I ask that I am kept in everyones prayers. Even when life seems perfect, prayer is still needed to give glory to God for all that he has given to us. I pray everyone finds the peace through Jesus when they need it most and those who are lost see the light. God Bless you all.
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    Working in medicine i often see good and bad outcomes almost daily. To this day, it's still somewhat hard for me to see a family memeber lose a loved one. Often where i work, it's due to a tragic incident....which makes it even worse.

    We're taught to almost function in a robotic fashion to do our job efficiently and effectively, however the human factor often still remains very evident....how could it not.

    Through the years i've witnessed situations in which it appeared all that modern medicine could do was exhausted and the outcome was grim.....only to have an unexplained improvement in the situation. Sometimes good things we can't explain happen, and i can honestly say that i often attribute that to prayer/unity/belief myself. At times i offer up a prayer for people that struggle with disease and within themselves. To me, every little bit can help.

    My prayers go out to all those that face a daily struggle within yourselves and all that may be in your life. With every successful day that is passed, it empowers you and makes you even stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    Good morning

    I am off to the gym. I get really distracted. I struggle with lust...a lot! Why? A lot of it has to do with the fact that I entertain it. I need deliverance frequently.
    I'll pray for us both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauma1;
    Working in medicine i often see good and bad outcomes almost daily. To this day, it's still somewhat hard for me to see a family memeber lose a loved one. Often where i work, it's due to a tragic incident....which makes it even worse.

    We're taught to almost function in a robotic fashion to do our job efficiently and effectively, however the human factor often still remains very evident....how could it not.

    Through the years i've witnessed situations in which it appeared all that modern medicine could do was exhausted and the outcome was grim.....only to have an unexplained improvement in the situation. Sometimes good things we can't explain happen, and i can honestly say that i often attribute that to prayer/unity/belief myself. At times i offer up a prayer for people that struggle with disease and within themselves. To me, every little bit can help.

    My prayers go out to all those that face a daily struggle within yourselves and all that may be in your life. With every successful day that is passed, it empowers you and makes you even stronger.
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    The economy slams us all. Often times we forget that the supplement industry can be cut throat with very little margin for profit...if at all.

    I was watching CNN this morning on the treadmill and saw FedEx is having some issues with their business due to fuel cost. It made me also consider how much it must cost to get materials and products to inventory. It also made me remember the NutraPlanet site discount codes that are FREE to everyone to use at a certain dollar amount spent. It made me recall the FREE shipping you get when you purchase $200 or more at NutraPlanet.

    Let's also consider for a moment that the Gold Member discount codes that are FREE month after months even after your initial membership is paid.

    Sam aka: stryder is a friend and a man of great character and integrity. He provides his employees job opportunities and has a family to support as well. As this economy slams everyone lets remember to keep Sam in our prayers. I promise you he would do the same for you.

    I also want to personally thank him for the opportunity to include me, in the very small part I play, as part of the NutraPlanet team.

    As well Bobo (aka: Jerry, Kramer, Bob Sacamono, Yukon Cornelious...did I miss anyone ) for providing FREE discount codes month after month to his Gold Members long after your initial membership has been paid and spent on keeping this board and your Gold Member functions functional. Most have no idea what it costs in time and effort to keep this site the best there is on the net.

    Not to mention the trust he has instilled upon me by allowing me free reign as an administrator on HIS board.

    So remember Sam and Bobo and their families as well as all our sponsors and their families.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B5150;
    The economy slams us all. Often times we forget that the supplement industry can be cut throat with very little margin for profit...if at all.

    I was watching CNN this morning on the treadmill and saw FedEx is having some issues with their business due to fuel cost. It made me also consider how much it must cost to get materials and products to inventory. It also made me remember the NutraPlanet site discount codes that are FREE to everyone to use at a certain dollar amount spent. It made me recall the FREE shipping you get when you purchase $200 or more at NutraPlanet.

    Let's also consider for a moment that the Gold Member discount codes that are FREE month after months even after your initial membership is paid.

    Sam aka: stryder is a friend and a man of great character and integrity. He provides his employees job opportunities and has a family to support as well. As this economy slams everyone lets remember to keep Sam in our prayers. I promise you he would do the same for you.

    I also want to personally thank him for the opportunity to include me, in the very small part I play, as part of the NutraPlanet team.

    As well Bobo (aka: Jerry, Kramer, Bob Sacamono, Yukon Cornelious...did I miss anyone ) for providing FREE discount codes month after month to his Gold Members long after your initial membership has been paid and spent on keeping this board and your Gold Member functions functional. Most have no idea what it costs in time and effort to keep this site the best there is on the net.

    Not to mention the trust he has instilled upon me by allowing me free reign as an administrator on HIS board.

    So remember Sam and Bobo and their families as well as all our sponsors and their families.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    The economy slams us all. Often times we forget that the supplement industry can be cut throat with very little margin for profit...if at all.

    I was watching CNN this morning on the treadmill and saw FedEx is having some issues with their business due to fuel cost. It made me also consider how much it must cost to get materials and products to inventory. It also made me remember the NutraPlanet site discount codes that are FREE to everyone to use at a certain dollar amount spent. It made me recall the FREE shipping you get when you purchase $200 or more at NutraPlanet.

    Let's also consider for a moment that the Gold Member discount codes that are FREE month after months even after your initial membership is paid.

    Sam aka: stryder is a friend and a man of great character and integrity. He provides his employees job opportunities and has a family to support as well. As this economy slams everyone lets remember to keep Sam in our prayers. I promise you he would do the same for you.

    I also want to personally thank him for the opportunity to include me, in the very small part I play, as part of the NutraPlanet team.

    As well Bobo (aka: Jerry, Kramer, Bob Sacamono, Yukon Cornelious...did I miss anyone ) for providing FREE discount codes month after month to his Gold Members long after your initial membership has been paid and spent on keeping this board and your Gold Member functions functional. Most have no idea what it costs in time and effort to keep this site the best there is on the net.

    Not to mention the trust he has instilled upon me by allowing me free reign as an administrator on HIS board.

    So remember Sam and Bobo and their families as well as all our sponsors and their families.
    Well said. I didn't realize you were a Nutraplanet rep now B, congrats brother!

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    I am very grateful for this board,the staff,Nutra Planet and its staff (Lord of the Rings rocks! ) and last but not least the community. Thank you all for all youve done for me!

    All prayer requests have been duely noted!


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    Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    I have a lifelong struggle with many issues which stem from all of the above.

    My prayer is that I be a good steward with the grace and mercy I have been shown and be faithful and obedient in doing the same to and for my fellow man.

    My position, reputation and respect on this board and at work provide me exposure and opportunity to present and represent the character and integrity of a Godly man. It is my prayer that I practice and display the peace, patience and humility worthy of such.

    This is something I definitely pray and strive for every day - not easy, huh B?
    It's an unexpected blessing to find some other Godly Brothers on here. Will be praying for all you!
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    I'm glad I found this thread. Great idea. I have one I would like to have your prayers on. My mom passed away last May 20th after a 16 year battle with breast cancer. Yesterday was the Walk for the Cure and Mother's Day, so it was tough. Next tuesday will be the one year anniversary, and my dad is struggling. So if you could say a quick prayer for him, I'd appreciate it. One good thing is that he retired near us and so we are just a few miles away. He keeps busy with the grandkids sports and such and they are a big help. Take care and thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bum Mahoney View Post
    I'm glad I found this thread. Great idea. I have one I would like to have your prayers on. My mom passed away last May 20th after a 16 year battle with breast cancer. Yesterday was the Walk for the Cure and Mother's Day, so it was tough. Next tuesday will be the one year anniversary, and my dad is struggling. So if you could say a quick prayer for him, I'd appreciate it. One good thing is that he retired near us and so we are just a few miles away. He keeps busy with the grandkids sports and such and they are a big help. Take care and thanks!
    Consider it done my friend. Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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    Well, I guess this is probably the best place to put this out here so I will........


    I have been going through a very long string of bad events since Sept '07. It sorta started with my car that I posted about last year, however, it has increased to many, many more things since then which have been completely out of my control and not even a result of anything I did.

    I have been struggling seeing the end of this and hopefully things starting to turn around. I was thinking to myself this past weekend on literally how much more I can take as I feel like I am just about to lose my sanity and hope all together.

    Despite being Catholic, the last several months have been undoubtly the worse in my life ever and have been a test for me personally on many different aspects.

    I pray for everyone who needs God's healing grace in their lives and ask for your prayers that my own circumstances can begin to get better (or atleast stop getting worse).


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    Quote Originally Posted by ReaperX View Post
    Despite being Catholic, the last several months have been undoubtly the worse in my life ever and have been a test for me personally on many different aspects.
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    Sorry to hear about the rough spell you've been having. I'm catholic also. My parents have always been very devout. For some time, I rebelled against Catholicism and made a lot of decisions that were not in my best interest. Since then, I have started going to mass weekly and am trying to live the faith, although my feelings toward the faith remain ambivalent at times.

    There are always people on the outside who can find all kinds of stuff wrong with Catholicism. Certainly, the abuse pandemic is a cause for great concern. However, that is being addressed, and there are numerous good things happening in the Catholic church. For me, it's been about accepting my identity as a Catholic. This acceptance did not happen all at once and continues to occur daily.

    That being said- I believe that anyone, regardless of their professed religion, is on the right track when they acknowledge the existence of a power greater than themselves. You don't have to be a Catholic or a Baptist or whatever. It's good to be introspective and to use life experiences to become a better person.
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    There have been many times that I've felt almost alone in my faith in God. So many people do not accept God's word as the truth; as the standard of right and wrong. Faith in God seems to be frequently replaced by moral relativism.

    And, there have also been times when I've also felt alone; meaning that I felt that I was not in the presence of God. Did God go anywhere? Nope. Did I? Yes, and usually out of hurt or anger.

    Many times I believe we expect God to be our airbag; we expect God will get us out of jams or ensure that we are not harmed by others when they exercise their own free will. To the extent we can instead use God as our steering wheel, we will find out that we are far better off. God gave us a gift, but it is up to us to seek the gift and learn enough about the gift to experience it.

    This past year has had many of the worst moments of my life. I find out that my wife, who was in pastoral music ministry, was having another affair. We are in the midst of a divorce, and I believe that breaks God's heart - even though adultery is one of but two Biblical reasons which may be used to substantiate divorce. Further, my so-called wife has poisoned my daughter against me, while my two adult sons want nothing to do with their "mother". Oh, and the church covered up the entire thing, so I obviously had to find a new church )a healthy one). All in all, it is a very bad situation. Really, very bad.

    But God can redeem all of this, and He will use it all for His glory - if I seek to be obedient to Him.

    So, I've gleaned a few things:

    • God is there for us, if we look for Him. And listen for Him. And make the decision to learn God;s word and make it the basis for our life.
    • We only control what we say, what we think and what we do.
    • We do not control the words, acts or deeds of others.
    • We don't have all the answers. We may not even understand all of the questions.
    • Doing what feels right is usually a really bad idea; even though it seems to make sense at the time.
    • Choosing to do things to glorify God, even if it seems wrong at the time, is one heck of a lot better than "being true to thine own self".
    • Just because my so-called wife chose to be a creep, doesn't give me the right to lower myself to her level.


    God bless you.
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    I pray for all I can, and ask for forgiveness for my own sins against God, my fellow man, myself. I also wish to give thanks for all that I have. I pray that I can be strong when I need to be, and help my fellow man when he needs it. Before I found God I was truly a lost soul. Excellent thread B, and all those participating.
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    Reaper--cetainly will be praying that your situation works itself out.

    Here's a thought I had....instead of just having a prayer request thread...why not organize some method of giving to those in need. I know many of us give to churches/charities, etc., but there are many companies as well as individuals represented here. I believe there is a great opportunity for this whole community to do some good. Anyway...just a thought.
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