I am in desperate need of prayer with regards to one of my friends. She isnt a Christian and she also has incredibly low self esteem. She has been texting me on and off for the last few days asking about different ways to lose weight and whether or not she should sneak out to meet up with a guy she just met so she can feel loved and beautiful. I know that she has cut herself before and Im worried that shes going to start again. Im asking for prayer for her that she will realise how beautiful she is and that God loves her and prayer for myself that I will know what to say to her and how to help her.
Thank you to everyone who has been praying, I have been finding it a lot easier to speak about my faith and the halls bible study has grown to 20, including a number of new Christians, which is great. Im incredibly grateful for all prayers :)
Original Prayer Request (posted 3 Years Ago): I just moved into a hall of residence at my university and am feeling called by God to share Him with those that I live with. Im not naturally a very outgoing person, I usually let other people lead and so Im struggling with putting myself out there in faith and knowing what God wants me to say and do. Please pray that I will have the courage to step out in faith with these people and also that they will listen with open ears and open hearts and hopefully come to know God better.
Excluding famous people, what person or people in your life do you look up to most? Some people don't realize the impact, whether good or bad, that they've made in others lives. I bring this up because a few days ago I found out that a little girl at my church looks up to me, and when one finds that out, it's like an attitude check, like "What kind of an example do I want to set?"
I look up to...
My 'sisters' Cathie - my big 'sister' and mentor - and Amelia - my 'twin', my too far away friend and the one who sees my heart no matter how I hide it.
And one of my senior pastors, Jill. She is the kind of person I want to be when I grow up.
I found out two years ago that a group of girls at my church look up to me and it took me completely by surprise. I never thought of myself as influential in anyone's life before then and it is such a privilege to be so close to them and watch them grow in their faith.
I recently attended a church that a friend of mine goes. I am always interested in
other perspectives or formats for doing church as long as it is in line with the Bible.
I liked my friends church well enough that I may be going on a semi-regular basis. I fully do not intend on stop going to my regular church, however, and going to the new one won't conflict with the other's service time.
But churches seem to be territorial sometimes. Do you see a problem with going to two churches at the same time?
I have a friend who has a total of five churches that she attends semi-regularly. Different Sundays, different types of worship and speaking, different friends. Her description for it is 'You can't live just on milk, you can't live just on meat. You need enough of both.'
If you want to go to both, go to both. The change of pace between churches could be the best thing for your relationship with God.