We all have so many needs and know others with multiple needs that I often hesitate to share prayer requests. Most days, it seems, we could spend hours just sharing issues that we would like raised up to our Father. However, today, I am putting aside my normal hesitation. I wanted to see if this community would assist in order to open the heart and eyes of a dear young man.
This young man (we’ll call him Toby) is someone I’ve known for a few years. He had a difficult childhood and was taught some twisted things. As a young adult in his early 20s, he is struggling to overcome that foundation, and really even to recognize the problems in himself and how they can be dealt with. Of course, I don’t know his level of faith, if any, in YHWH, but he has been told the Truth. Today, he is expecting to face an unpleasant, even dreadful, day. The specifics are irrelevant. I informed him that I believed he would have a good day and would pray for that for him. This just resulted in a doubting chuckle. We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Thinking there is no way this day could turn out well.
Would you please join in this prayer and share it among your faith communities? May Adonai be greatly glorified in Toby’s life today. May Toby see YHWH’s hand in a clear and undeniable way this day. May there be no doubt in Toby’s mind and heart at the end of the day that Adonai is real, true and hears the prayers of His people. May Toby be humbly thankful and submit himself to the Creator and Sustainer of all things. May Toby, from this day forward, be able to see beyond himself and focus on the Kingdom of God. May this day be the start of a transformation in Toby’s life where he greatly hungers and thirsts for YHWH, is not turned aside by deception, and gives himself completely to Him.
Praise be the name of YHWH, our Adonai Elohim!