Prayer Requests

If you have prayer requests, please feel free to comment below. This will allow me to review requests and pray over them regularly. You may also email requests to me at Dena@denajohnson.com.  I also invite my readers to pray over requests listed below.

I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.” Matthew 18:19

279 thoughts on “Prayer Requests”

  1. Hello Dena! This is Archana from India. I just come across “3 Beautiful Truths Every Divorced Christian Needs to Know”. Thanks for it. it was really uplifting.My husband is a muslim and i am a christian. it was a interfaith marriage. My in-laws were always against my faith. they poisioned my hubby mind n got him married off to another muslim girl as per islamic laws without my knowledge. He has also asked for divorce in the court.. when i received notice from court i was 2 month pregnant with my second child… i begged my husband…. he left me and never returned… a miserable pregnancy. by god ‘s grace i delivered a healthy baby boy on may 4th of 2017. but my hubby has completely forgotten us……. i try everything… prayed….. read bible for godly wisdom… asked the court to dismiss his plea… pleaded his new love….. everything …. but nothing worked… his heart is hardened. so i have decided to let go off him…. divorce him n forget him and to live for christ. so please pray for peace in my life… let no memories haunt me anymore

    1. First, God is not the author of confusion. I believe your marriage was unequally yoked from the beginning. That religion has a lot of strongholds. You have done the right thing and because of that you don’t have to spend your life putting the pieces of a broken man back together. Sometimes we naturally drawn to brokenness but instead of getting life partners we end up with projects…. always trying to fix them. You don’t want that for yourself or your kids. Be faithful to His word and He will certainly bring you through. Change your Worry into Worship. Sometimes their appearance is mot more important than their anointing if they have any. You find completeness in God. In His time, if it’s in His will, you’ll also find companionship. You are beautiful. God created you, and Christ died for you. No man can do any of these things for you.

  2. In the Name of Jesus, I ask God to be my sons righteousness and I pray that God will protect my son from lying tongues and deceitful lips. … I believe that Gods favor and the favor of man will surround my son like a shield. And God will send divine intervention and cease permanently the devils lies and that they have no effect on my sons life in Jesus name. Isaiah 54:17 And my son is restored in Jesus name.

      1. Dear Dena

        Please pray for restoration of my marriage and peace to reign in our home.also adking God to soften both mine and my husbands heart to allow us humility,and ability to respect honour and love each other.

  3. I have had a hard past few years, now I realize I have been basically RUNNING from God most of my life. I have finally found the Man I truly want to be with forever, for the first time ever I’m actually not mistreated by my “boyfriend”
    And I have started trying to listen to God and try to make my life acceptable to him and to raise my 4 yr old up knowing Christ. Please pray for me in this new journey, the devil has been trying to knock me down lately. I could definitely use all the extra prayers I can get.

    1. Lord, I lift Whitney to you today. As she surrenders every part of her life to you, draw her into your presence. Give her wisdom to raise her child according to your ways. Give her peace that surpasses all understanding. Show her the depth of your love for her. IN Jesus’ name I pray, amen

    2. Hello there , the thing of the matter is . The word of God speaks . You are fearfully and wonderfully made . The first mistake is that u said u found a Man U want to be with . God word speaks He that findeth a wife and obtains favor from the Lord . Let God send you who u deserve . Dnt settle bc of loneliness , being mistreated , abuse . Whatever the case may be in your situation . God has someone designed just for you . If you can just wait on the Lord and be of good courage . Wait I say on the Lord . Just ask God to keep your mind , your body and direct your paths . He is able to do just that 😀 I’ve been where u are

  4. Please pray that my marriage should get fixed immediately without any delay from long time IAM waiting still not fixed all are worrying about me no peace of mind people are hurting me lot, I need your prayers, please pray for me

  5. MY HUSBAND OF 34 YEARS LEFT ME 4 YEARS AGO FOR ANOTHER WOMAN, THE DIVORCE WAS FINAL ALMOST 3 YEARS NOW. WE LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN SO I SEE THEM OFTEN, THEY ARE NOW MARRIED TO EACH OTHER, AND I STILL STRUGGLE QUITE A BIT. I AM WAITING ON THE LORD AS FAR AS DATING. TOO AFRAID TO GET HURT . I HAVE TO SAY THO THAT MY WALK WITH THE LORD HAS PLUMMETED QUITE A BIT SINCE MY “SINGLENESS” I WOULD ASK PRAYERS THAT IF THE LORD CHOOSES NOT TO BRING ANOTHER MAN MY WAY, THAT I WOULD BE SATISFIED IN MY SINGLENESS AND SEEK TO STAY IN THE CENTER OF HIS WILL , NO MATTER WHAT THAT MAY BE .THANK YOU SO MUCH

    1. Bless you, Sister. God wants us to visit with Him more than we’ll ever know. He removes people sometimes so we can learn where our focus should be. He loves you so much. Remember He’ll forever be the first man there and the last one to leave.

      1. Amen, Sharon! Yes, sweet friend. While I wouldn’t wish divorce on my worst enemy, I wouldn’t trade what I’ve gained for anything this world has to offer.

        Lord Jesus, hold my sweet sister tight tonight. Pursue her relentlessly. Fight for her as her husband should have done. Be near her the broken hearted. Let her know you deeply, intimately. Heal her as only you can. In Jesus name I pray, amen

  6. Please pray for my husband, Scott. He filed for divorce but seems to waiver. Pray that he allows our Lord to change his heart from stone to flesh. He is a good man making bad choices. He needs healing that only our Lord can deliver. Pray for peace, clarity, grace, forgiveness, and understanding. Thank you.

  7. My boyfriend continues to make False Accusations about me. Stating I have cheated and betrayed our relationship which is completely false. Please pray for God to reveal the truth and to protect me from the evil hurts. I ask for prayer for strength and during this difficult time to God loving caring and strong

  8. Life during the divorce process is hard. Sometimes it is hard to just breathe. Please keep me and my children in your prayers.

  9. Please pray that my marriage should get fixed immediately this month without any delay , from long time IAM waiting, IAM suffering lot, no happiness n peace of mind. IAM very ashamed to face people. All are hurting me. Please pray for me

  10. lord i really want to marry Harshi Kher..if u consider her right for me please bless us..guide me to the right girl father..ijnip..amen..

  11. I am asking for prayer for strength and truth to overcome the lies of deceit and false accusations. Life has been very difficult and I know that God has been with me thru some very hard times in my life. I recently left my husband divorced him after a 30 year abusive marriage. He was given every opportunity to turn to Christ for healing but turned his back. He threatened to take my life along with others, stalked me and did take his life just alittle over a year ago. I have come to realize the power of God’s loving arms and the protection that I have received. I am currently in a relationship that has been tested over and over again, health issues, I am requesting and asking for prayer for the lies and accusations that have been placed in my boyfriends head and heart about me. They are so far from the truth. I am a very caring and loving person and would never intentionally hurt anyone in the manner I am being accused of. I am asking that God will reveal the truth to this person and stop satans lies and restore my reputation. In Jesus Name I

    1. Sweet friend, I so understand! I’ve been attacked on so many levels. I’ve been through an abusive marriage, a miserable divorce, and the unexpected death of my ex. I lift you to the Father today, praying He lets your righteousness shine like the dawn and the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. I also pray wisdom over you, that He guides your every step. I pray healing for all you have suffered. And I pray a beautiful future for you. Hold tight to Him. Make knowing Him and walking in obedience your #1 goal..

    2. God will reveal Himself to your boyfriend if he is willing to accept God as his personal Savior. Don’t pray and ask God to reveal the truth, ask God to move or move you. Sometimes you have to lose to win. Winning means keeping your intimate relationship with God whether you have a natural relationship or not.

  12. I was married for thirty years. My husband confessed to having chronic affairs. Lost everything. Took 2 years to heal by myself. Found a man who loves God and understands my losses. Please pray for God’s work to be done in my life and in the lives of my children. Thank you.

    1. Oh sweet friend. I’m so sorry. But what beauty you are experiencing! Lord Jesus, I thank you for Linda’s heart, her desire to walk with you. Guide her every step. Direct her words and actions. Draw her closer to you so she can walk in complete obedience. In Jesus name I pray, amen.

      1. In God’s word it says, “cast your cares upon Him because He cares for you.” God put a hedge around our friend and her family surround them with Your love. Just continue to know once you’re restored He will give you everything the canker worm has stolen and double for your trouble. We love you.

  13. My husband decided he wanted to stray away and I let him. We’ve been separated for a year and a half now. He wants to come back and sounds sincere. I find myself missing him at times but not sure if I want to take him back. My mom tells me to let go but I can’t just take that advise and do that. When I think about filing for divorce something deep in me doesn’t really want to. I don’t know what to do. I have met a man along the way that has money and is willing to do anything for me. He claims he loves me so much and that he is God sent. But I can’t love him. No mater what he does for me I still only see him as a friend.

    1. Whatever you do, do not get involved with anyone until you take the time to heal, to grow, to find God’s plan. I made that mistake, and it just heaped heartache upon heartache. If your husband has been unfaithful, don’t rush back into anything. Let him show his love and repentance. Let him fight for you.

      Lord Jesus, I pray for Que. give her wisdom, direction. Pursue her relentlessly until she can’t resist your love and grace. Heal her completely. Give her wisdom for every step and guide her into the future you have for her. In Jesus name I pray amen

  14. My husband left me and my two toddlers last September. It’s been so hard. My whole life revolve around him. This year holidays have been really hard on us. I have family around me but no one understands the pain and how to help me. I got served with divorce papers . I ask God how could this happen? I’ve a good Christian women. Since begining of last year my husband has started to be unfaithful and making bad decisions and leaving us so many times and coming back. I’m just so crushed physically emotionally and spiritually now. I see no hope my faith comes and goes. Please please pray for me to go through this process with strength wisdom and courage. To never let go of gods hand. I know Satan is robing me of my faith . Like job I know if I stay faithful God will bless me and my beautiful kids. I know it will take time for my heart to heal and for me to learn to forgive him for hurting me. Hardest thing to is he and his family want the kids part time now. I have lost my husband and now feel like I’m loosing my kids because they want to be with there dad always who lives with his parents who are not believers and they allow them so many things. Pray for my kids to that God would sheild them and protect them when they go to their dads place. Thank you ladies for you prayers. God bless!

    1. I’m so sorry. I’ve been right where you are and it’s hard… No words to explain. No one can understand unless they’ve been there. I pray God gives you a vision for your future, a future of hope and beauty. I pray that you will know His healing. I pray for protection over you and your children, that He will give them eyes to see the truth. I pray you have hope and peace well up within you to give you the strength to move forward. I pray His blessings over you. In Jesus name I pray, amen.

  15. I’m facing a toxic ex sister in law, my brother passed a couple of years ago, we live on a large tract of land for 34 years, she was suppose to give me my 2 acres of land ive paid for & taxes for all tjat time, she refuses to grant me my house & land, is trying to evict me, after living there all these years, I pray the Lord softens her heart & grant’s me my house back, so as not to be homeless at 66yo
    thank you for your prayers
    in Jesus name, Amen
    Rick

    1. The tax collectors office should have a record of you paying. If you pay consecutive for three years the land is yours. I hope you didn’t pay her. We pray that God changes her heart in Jesus name.

  16. Please pray that my marriage to be fixed immediately without any delay, iam facing hurdles, it’s getting delay from many years , i am 33 near now, losing all my hopes, iam feeling lonely, daily Iam crying lot, all are upset on me, I am worrying so much about future, praying lot, I need your prayers, please pray for me

  17. Pray for Marriage Restoration for my husband & I. I’m a mother of 3 and have been with my kids father for 14 yrs. We are married and he has left our home to live with his sister. He’s woren down with the cares of the world and feels he hasn’t had time to live for him, know what it is that he wants in life and that he’s just been going with the flow of things. He also lost his dad to cancer a few mths ago and even though he didnt raise him or wasnt to him close, my husband was there everyday to the end.He’s been using negative vices to deal and keeping new company that I don’t feel is a positive male. I’ve been praying for a lot of things during this time of separation and have also made so good changes within myself. I had strayed away from God but I’m back and trying to fight for our marriage. My husband doesn’t have the same back ground as me and has been searching for something to believe in but I think he has given up. He thinks I should just live my life and not worry about him its his fight. I’ve tired to explain we are 1 yet he’s in a stress n depressed mood. Please pray for restoration in my marriage. I can’t speak to my family because even though they were raised like me they will throw in the towel and move on.

    1. I hear the pain through your words. I do pray for you, that God draws you near and holds you close. I pray for a new love, a new peace, a new joy to well up within you. I pray for your husband’s heart to be softened, for the Father’s love to penetrate his heart. I pray for all those broken pieces to be healed and set right again.

      Lease let me know how things are going.

    2. Matthew 14 says,

      If any household or town refuses to welcome you or listen to your message, shake its dust from your feet as you leave. Let him go and move on. If, it were meant to be he will come back. You deserve to live your life with joy, peace and happiness. God will see you through all of this.

      XoXo

  18. Hi Dena, I left an abusive marriage and am now a single mom to young kids. I am finding it so difficult to be a single mom at church. All the life groups and Sunday schools are segregated into “married” and “singles” groups at my age (30s) and its so depressing. All the people I have things in common with are in the “married” groups. Why does the church do this? Why does the church divide single people and married people. I have tried a few different churches and cannot find one where I’m not segregated away from the married people. It’s sad b/c I have a lot to offer in terms of marriage even though I’m divorced. I also would love insights that married couples provide and well as a male perspective on things especially as it pertains to raising a son. Yet, the traditional churches have put this divide out there and I don’t understand it and I’m about to give up on church all together and just tell my kids to watch Veggie Tales or read their bibles and figure it out. Being single in the church is hard. But being a divorced mom of kids is even harder in my experience and I feel like this isn’t the way the church should be. I have yet to find a scripture saying “keep the single and divorced in the church separate…for this is the will of God.” Please pray that finding a good accepting church won’t be so hard and that I won’t be treated like I’m a leper who is out to steal husbands.

    1. I’m so sorry, Teresa. You are so right! I spent six years just attending, never really getting heavily involved. I made sure we were in church faithfully, but that was about the extent of it. The churches that do have singles activities often felt like a meat market which turned me off.

      I wish I had easy answers. I will say some of the less traditional churches seem more in tune with single parents. Most importantly, stay close to God. Let Him guide your steps and lead you where He wants you. Don’t let the church turn you away from God. Be the change.

      Many hugs and prayers as we celebrate our Savior!

  19. Please pray for my friend Ellie. I don’t have all the details yet but she is hurting deeply right now and trying to figure out life necessities and how to continue with the schooling she just started to pursue a lifelong dream which God miraculously provided a way to begin, after discovering that her husband has been “ leading a double life” in her words. Not sure in what way, but she was talking to a lawyer yesterday and is walking wounded with the pain of betrayal. So please cover her in prayer!

  20. Please pray for me this hurts really bad still and so feel stuck in this sometimes I want to move forward and be fully healed from this pain. I was married for 17 years and we was together for 19 years. We did everything together and i was devoted Christian and loved my husband and being married. We didn’t have any children we was trying and was having complications. He started having affairs after ten years of marriage I forgave and took him back. He stopped and started back and right before 17 year anniversary he decided to start having an affair with an women I knew left and moved in with her got her pregnant I was recasted traumatized. I couldn’t understand why this would happen to me when all I did was love him and support and be there for him with everything. It’s been an year since I been divorced and two half years we been separated but I’m still single. I’m starting to feel like does God have someone for me and all this pain I endured did it mean anything. It would be great to meet the right man but I’m still single, and not an mom I’m about to turn 40 and it’s hard because I invested so much fun, faith and prayers and my marriage still ended and no kids but he has one and remarried to that women it’s like it feels like God has punished me and I can’t understand why I’m still single and don’t even think I would be an mom something I prayed n dreamed about for along time.

    1. I’m so sorry. I understand. I, too, poured everything into a marriage for 17 years only to see it shatter. I understand the pain and the loneliness. I know the longing for a man to love.

      But… you MUST take time to heal. Take time to know who you are, your worth, your value, your beauty. Enjoy building new relationships, new hobbies. Be good to yourself by loving who you are. If you jump into a relationship now, you will carry all your pain and baggage. A relationship does not heal; it complicates. I was single for 8 years before I remarried…before I even dated. It was the best thing for me.

      Spend time letting God heal you. He’s the ultimate friend.

      Father, I lift Vickie to you today. I feel the pain in her words. I know the loneliness. Give her an extra dose of your love to know who she is in you. Give her a vision of the beauty her future holds. Let her know that In your time — which is absolutely perfect timing —you will give her the desires of her heart. In Jesus name

      1. good morning Vickie…I read your request and it so mirrors mine a few years ago..I was married 34 years and have been single for almost 6 now and divorced for almost 5. The Lord is doing a mighty work in me as i know He WILL do in you…He is much more concerned for our character then our comfort…Do I still love my former spouse, oh yes, but I have learned that God could be enough for me if He choses not to send another man in my life. Dont hurry things up Vickie, He will do what He choses to do for you in HIS time. Many people do not have the patience to wait and get hurt all over again. Take time to know yourself as deanna suggested and pray that the Lord would make himself real to you daily and pray for guidance. This has brought me thru so far and change is so possible. Yes my pain is still there, I still cry but not daily as I used to, but I fix my eyes on eternity with Him rather then on my past, it IS a DAILY process, but so doable with the help of the Holy spirit. I will be praying for you my friend as I know first hand how painful all this is. And one day we WILL breathe again….to help me I also ordered the Divorce care program and received their daily emails for one year ( https://www.divorcecare.org/) ….stay strong and “wait” on God…a friend in the Lord, Yvette

  21. I don’t know what to say….my wife left 20 years ago because of my faith….. And so I raised my little girl by myself for 17 years…everyday in church, devotions, Christian School!…only to have her run away a few years ago and I just found out she is doing heroin…….I am overloaded with pain….I can’t breathe…..it has shattered my faith……only by a miracle I haven’t given in to suicidal thoughts……it has made me feel worthless with every breath……unwanted,…a failure………….I’ve been praying constantly for God to remove the darkness…..so I can breathe again and serve Him,. And that I didn’t waste my life trying to raise my daughter to love God……I am completely broken ….every ounce

    1. Oh, you didn’t waste it. We all have to endure the heartbreak. I wish I could tell you all 3 of my kids are faithfully serving God, but it’s not my reality. I still see God’s hand pulling at them, and that’s where I keep my focus. God loves these kids of ours more than we ever could, and He will never stop fighting for them. It’s excruciating to watch, but He’s still working even when we can’t see it.

      Father God, I lift Dan and his daughter to you. My heart aches for him as he watches his precious daughter run from you. I pray a hedge of protection around his daughter and for your righteous right hand to hold him up as he waits for her to return. You are our strength. You are our peace. Wash over Dan today with your perfect peace. Let him feel your love. In Jesus name, amen

      1. Dan,

        Just keep your daughter lifted in prayer. Remember she is hurting too. Some kids think parents leave because of them. If you raised her in the fear and admonition of the Lord she’ll remember Him like He remembers us daily. This will be her testimony one day. Remember there’s no testimony with including the root word TEST. Peace and blessings.

      2. Just found out she stole a car and drugs and may have a warrant………my little girl is going to lose everything without a miracle

  22. REBLOGGING PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FUTURE THE YOUTH A Woman After God’s Heart

    After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’ Acts 13:22

    David was known as a man after God’s own heart.

    The man who lusted after Bathsheba. Committed adultery. Murdered the husband of her lover.

    And yet this man, with all of his failures, is known as a man after God’s own heart.

    My first question becomes how does this apply to us as believers today? It means that no matter what the failures in our past, our futures are unlimited with God. He doesn’t see the multitude of sins. He doesn’t label us with our failures. He looks at our hearts. He knows our intentions. He knows how we long to serve Him, even if we mess up. We should never let our past mistakes color our futures when we are with God.

    My next question is what characteristics did David possess that made him a man after God’s own heart? Whatever they are, I want to possess them too. I want my heart to be pure, fully devoted to God. I want God to one day say, “Dena was a woman after my own heart.”

    Here are a few characteristics that I see in God’s life that I pray will characterize my life.

    Repentance.

    Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. Psalm 51:1-4

    David messed up when he took Bathsheba. He was a wretched sinner, just like you and me. But what made David pure is his brokenness over his sin, his devastation over his failures before God.

    The entire 51st Psalm is one of repentance, of brokenness over David’s sin. I can just see him as he sits down before God and begins to pour out his heart. The words fall from his mouth as the tears stream down his face. He is completely torn up over his actions, over the fact he failed the One who has elevated him to a place of honor before man.

    I know I have seen the ugliness of my heart, and I find myself on my face before God seeking His forgiveness—a gift He is always willing to give. Perhaps we all need to take the time to allow God to search us and try us and see if there be any wickedness within us a little more often—just so we can have the sweet gift of having His mercy poured out over us.

    Mercy on his enemies

    The king commanded Joab, Abishai and Ittai, “Be gentle with the young man Absalom for my sake.” And all the troops heard the king giving orders concerning Absalom to each of the commanders. 2 Samuel 18:5

    David was a warrior. He knew how to fight a battle and utterly destroy his enemies. He had done it often, always with God’s direction.

    But he also knew how to show mercy to his enemies. David’s son, Absalom, attempted to overthrow his father’s kingdom. It would have been justifiable under the circumstances for David to destroy his enemy, but he begged his men to show mercy on Absalom.

    It wasn’t just his son, however. Remember when Saul was hunting down David, attempting to kill him to protect the kingdom for his own dynasty? David had multiple opportunities to kill Saul, and yet he respected the office. He respected that God had placed Saul in command, and he refused to hurt King Saul.

    It stands to reason that David understood everything He had came from God. He trusted God to keep His word, in His time. He did not allow anger and bitterness to eat away at His heart. Instead, he left it all in God’s hands.

    Humility.

    David sent out his troops, a third under the command of Joab, a third under Joab’s brother Abishai son of Zeruiah, and a third under Ittai the Gittite. The king told the troops, “I myself will surely march out with you.”

    But the men said, “You must not go out; if we are forced to flee, they won’t care about us. Even if half of us die, they won’t care; but you are worth ten thousand of us. It would be better now for you to give us support from the city.” 2 Samuel 18:2-3

    David knew his position and everything he had was a direct gift, a blessing, from the God of Israel. He didn’t allow his fame or his success or his wealth to become a source of pride. He knew that God could—at any given time—rip everything away from him and give the blessings to someone else.

    And because of this truth, David was a humble man.

    David could go directly to God and find direction. David could rely on his own wisdom to lead the nation of Israel. He could have done anything he wanted.

    Yet, he knew that the best thing he could do was seek the advice of godly advisors—and follow it. He listened to the men of wisdom who surrounded him. He allowed humility to be a trait that oozed from his heart, a hear that was fully devoted to God.

    Undivided heart.

    Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10

    David’s heart was fully devoted to God in all he said and in all he did. Serving God—no matter how lowly the position—was the best gift he could imagine. There was no place he wanted to be more than in the presence of the Father.

    What about you? Is being in your Father’s presence your favorite place to be? Does your heart thrill as you walk into a room filled with praises lifted to Him? Do you find yourself longing to lift your heart and hands to Him? Is He your greatest love?

    I’ve definitely had times in my life where I could answer those questions a resounding yes without a moment’s hesitation. Other times, I can’t honestly say His presence is my greatest desire. I want it to be, but there are times when life has just overwhelmed me, sucked the joy out of my relationship with Him. But I want it to be my greatest joy. I want my heart to leap within me when I hear praises lifted to Him. I want to have an undivided heart just like David did.

    I don’t know about you, but I long to be a woman after God’s own heart. I pray He searches me and knows my thoughts and leads me in the way everlasting. I pray He replaces my heart of stone with a heart of flesh. I pray He makes me more like Him each and every day.

    Beautifully written. I’m sure God is pleased with your yearning and will give you your hearts desire to be a woman after His own heart. He has begun a good work in you and will bring it unto completion. That we may all have this passion ignited in our hearts. Thank YouA thermometer that measures trust in God
    If you trust God, you are not discouraged by sinning; If you get discouraged, you don’t trust…Author: P. Fernando Pascual, L.C | Source: Catholic.netTrusting in God is one of the most beautiful ways of living, something that is possible when we meditate and remember the many benefits we receive continually from the Father.There are various ways to measure the level of our trust in God. One is extremely simple and very easy to apply.It is found in the book titled “Spiritual Combat”, written by Fr. Lorenzo Scupoli (1530-1610).In chapter 4, Fr. Scupoli explains how to recognize whether we have already learned to distrust ourselves and trust God completely.“If he who distrusts much of himself and trusts a great deal in God commits some fault, he does not marvel, or be disturbed or saddened, knowing that his downfall is the natural effect of his weakness, and of the little care he has had of establishing his trust in God.”That’s how simple This thermometer is: if you trust God, you don’t get discouraged by sinning; If you get discouraged, you don’t trust…Because when one is aware of his weakness, when he stumbles and falls, he finds it again and then reinforces his trust in God.The P. Scupoli followed his text with this reflection: He who has fallen, “with this experience learns to distrust more of his forces, and to trust more humbly in God, detesting all things his fault, and the disordered passions that caused it; And with a quiet and peaceful sorrow of God’s offense, he returns to his exercises, and pursues his enemies with greater encouragement and resolution than before. “That easy? It costs because it hurts to recognize their faults and sins, especially if one has initiated a spiritual path and for some time has been able to progress something.But humility opens our hearts to trust. The God who has forgiven us so many times in the past will forgive us now because His Love and His mercy are eternal, as many passages of the Bible indicate.So there is a simple thermometer to measure my trust in God: to observe how I react to my weaknesses.That thermometer, put in the hands of Christ, will help me overcome harmful sadness and to promote in my heart a path of hope that allows me to leave me confidently in my Father God.

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