Getting Ready, Need Some Prayer

OK girls, the countdown is on and I’m working on crunch time as I prepare to attend She Speaks in 10 days. (Did I just write 10 days?) Yes, I’m feeling a little frantic and frazzled here. Fortunately, my attempts to maintain my composure often mask my harried heart.

Today’s blog is not going to be the normal devotion/teaching style post. No, I’m a girl in need of prayer and so I’m putting a little cyberspace shout out to all willing and able girlfriends who will lift my heart and life up to the Living God.

I’ve got two books that I’m working on and am in the process of developing a proposal for each. I wish I could share more details with you, but one project was birthed from my heart for mothers and the other from my heart for the church.

I believe in prayer! I believe God’s heart is moved by the prayers of His people…I believe that apart from Christ, I can accomplish nothing, but through Christ, there’s nothing I can’t accomplish. Yes, I believe that the fervent prayer of a righteous man (or woman) avails much!

So, I’m going to cut to the chase and ask you to pray for me in some very specific ways.

1. God’s Will – Above all, beyond all and inspite of all things I want God’s will to be done. I don’t want to walk down any other path than the one God chooses for me. I trust Him, therefore, I trust His ways. Philippians 2:13, “for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”

2. God’s Hand – As God’s hand was with Judah in 2 Chronicles 30:12, with Ezra in Ezra 7:7, with those who worship Him in Ezra 8:22 and with His people in Isaiah 62:3, please pray God’s hand will be upon me as well.

3. God’s Favor – This is a prayer I continually pray for me and for those I know. It’s found in Psalm 90:17. “May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”

4. God’s Protection – Without God’s shield of protection, you and I are open game for the enemy. We need protection from the Most High God…the Lord of all creation…the Savior of our souls, our Shield and our Defense. “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah” Psalm 32:7

SO. That’s my shout out for prayer. I’m forever desperate for the Living God, but the upcoming conference brings me face to face with my frailties and flaws. I know I have nothing to offer apart from Jesus Christ. Not one word, not one opportunity, not one open door comes without His will, His hand, His favor and His protection.

Thanks in advance for praying me through this. But I want you to know that prayer is a mutual thing. So, as I ask you to pray, I’m also asking you to allow me the privilege of praying for you, as well.

Share your needs and concerns and know that I will sincerely lift them before the throne of God in intercession for you. Also…if you feel as though you could take a few minutes to pray for me, I ask you to please just pop in to the comments section and let me know you’re praying.

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  1. Your covered!

  2. Thanks! I love how you worded that! Covered! Amen & Amen!

  3. Stephanie, praying, praying, praying for you. I printed out your four points – love that. Hope to meet you at She Speaks!


  4. Faithwalker…You're going to She Speaks? Oh, we have got to meet up! I'll be praying for you too? Are you going through the speakers' track or the writers' track? I'm actually doing a little bit of both.

    Thanks so much for your prayers, my friend I really do hope I get to meet you. Please look for me!

  5. Hi Stephanie, new to your blog. Just saw your post via p31 on my twitter. I came right over and went down your list and PRAYED. GOD's got your back. He is our rear guard! He has ordained your steps and sounds to me like you're right where you need to be.

    I love it when all my 'stuff' is laid out at the feet of Jesus — my frailties, weaknesses and more. Just shows us how much more we NEED Jesus!!!

    I have never attended She Speaks. Would love to next year LORD willing.

    As I pray for you I appreciate your prayers for me specifically for the manifestation of healing in my back in Jesus Name. Thanks and I look forward to getting to know you more.

    Love ya!

  6. I will pray this for you and each time that the Lord brings you back to my mind, I will pray.

    I would love to meet you. I am a volunteer for P31 and will be working next weekend. Hope to see you!!


  7. Praying for you – and I am so there with you!! I've been wrestling with preparing as well, praying for God's direction and for open doors where He sees fit! It's all for Him!!

    So excited to meet you in a few days – and in the meantime I will be praying for you as I prepare, as well!

  8. Lisa,
    Thank you so much for your prayer and the sweet reminder that He not only goes before me, but He's also got my back! What a wonderful truth to sink into and rest.

    I will be praying for your back, my sister. He is the Great Physician and I'm asking Him in the mighty and powerful name of Jesus…the name that's above all names…that He would bring complete healing to your back.

    Thank you so much for your prayers and for the honor you have given me to pray for you, as well!

  9. Hi Angie,
    Thank you for your willingness to pray for a girl you don't know from Adam! I'm so excited about being at She Speaks. It's one of those things where I 'know' I'm supposed to be there. I'm not sure why, but I have to be there.

    Please look for me. I'd love to meet you!

  10. Kristi,
    I'm so excited about you getting to meet you. I was thinking about how busy we'll all be and we won't have the time to really spend together like we'd like to.

    So, I started conjuring up a Scripture Dig retreat in my head. Maybe we can see about doing something like that in the future. 🙂

  11. Stephanie,

    Hi! Yes, this faithWalker girl (Deb) is going to be at She Speaks! Last year I was on the speaker's track. This year it's the writer's track. I'm a speaker who is learning to write and that step alone is requiring more faith, more courage, more trust and more belief than anything I've ever tried to do. Thank you for praying.

    I sure hope to find you in the crowd of 600 women!


  12. Praying for you … and looking forward to planning with you about the year ahead for SD!!

  13. Deb- I hope we can connect at She Speaks. Maybe if we have name tags it will help us find each other.

  14. Teri Lynne,
    You've been in my prayers, my friend and I can't wait to hear what the Lord is going to do in your life!
    Blessings to you, girlfriend…and I love doing ministry together on SD.

  15. Stephanie,

    I'm covering you in prayer! I, too, will be at SheSpeaks (for the first time) doing the Speaker's track. I would covet your prayers as well! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to go to the throne room on your behalf!


  16. Hi Leah,
    Thanks so much for your prayers and I will be praying for you too. What an honor to pray for out sisters in Christ as we seek to impact this world for Christ.

    This is my first time too. I'm doing a little of both…the speaker and the writing track.

    Hope to meet you next week.

  17. I prayed over you and will continue to do so. I trust that God will work in amazing ways through you. Relax…let Him do the work. 🙂

  18. Hi Melissa,

    Thanks for the prayers! I'm so glad you're a bloggin' girl now. I know the Lord is going to use your heart for Him and others to impact others through your words.

  19. Stephanie,

    I found you off the list of blogs at Simply His. I'm praying for you this week. I'll be attending She Speaks for the first time this year and bringing the book proposal God has laid on my heart, so I will be praying the same things for myself when I pray for you. I'm looking forward to the experience. I love your writing here on the blog.

  20. Hi Lori,
    Thanks so much for popping in and also for your sweet heart and willingness to pray for a sister you've never even met!

    I will also be praying for you. It's my first year at She Speaks, as well. It's one of those things where I know I'm supposed to be there, but not sure exactly why. I can't wait to see what God shows me there. I'm sure I'll learn a lot!

    Please look for me. I would love to meet you!

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