For Christians, prayer is an important privilege and obligation. It is a privilege because the avenue is opened to the Christian (“Our Father,” Matt. 6:9), mediated by Jesus, and heard by the Almighty God (Isa. 59:1). It is an obligation because God has urged us, time and time again, to pray relentlessly (Col. 3:5; 1 Thess. 5:16-18, et al.).
Though created in the image of God, men are frail when compared to their Creator. We are in need of divine understanding, guidance, and help, especially when we are faced with unusually difficult spiritual, physical, and mental challenges (1 Kings 3:7; Jer. 10:23; Jonah 2:7-10; Psalm 50:15). Yet, Christians are not to exclusively pray for themselves, as if the world revolves around them. They are also commanded to pray for the guidance and needs of others (Luke 22:31-32; 23:34; Rom. 10:1; 3 John 2, Acts 12:5; et al.).
The Bible teaches that prayer plays an important role in one’s spiritual and physical recovery. Spiritually speaking, Christians who pray for forgiveness, repenting and confessing their sin, are promised that God will forgive them (1 John 1:9; Acts 8:22). Christians who pray for their physical and mental ailments and the physical and mental ailments of others are heard and answered according to the Will of God (3 John 2; 2 Cor. 12:9-10; Matt. 26:39-45; Heb. 5:7-9). Does prayer for our physical and mental ailments guarantee our full recovery? No, but it does ensure that the Almighty God has heard our concerns and will do what is best for us.
Below, you will find an application to request prayers from your fellow Christians for your physical and mental needs. It is also appropriate to ask for spiritual help when your physical and mental ailments have affected you spirituality. Here is how it works:
- Click on the “Share Your Prayer Request” button and fill out the form. The form will then be sent to me and me only.
- You will have an opportunity to choose whether to share your request fully, anonymously, or privately (to me only).
- I will NOT share your email, full last name, or phone number on the public board or anywhere else for that matter. You do not have to add a phone number to submit a request.
- I have an opportunity to “moderate” the prayer before posting it on the page so don’t worry if you misspelled something. I may also remove portions of the request if I believe it reveals too much or is not consistent with the purpose of this website.
- After submitting a request, you will receive an email that contains a link to remove the request from the prayer wall. Please click the link when you feel your request has been adequately made known and/or the request is no longer necessary.
- I will usually remove a request from the public wall after several weeks. If you still need prayers submit a new request.