Need Prayer?

Need Prayer ChurchHey there friend,

I realize we might be strangers and that  I may never have the opportunity to talk to you face to face or hug your neck and tell you it’s going to be okay, but there is something I can do.  I can pray.  Because while we may be strangers, I am your family in Christ and there is nothing that I would like to do more than be here to encourage you. To pray for you.  And to be here for you.  Because can I tell you something?  You don’t have to fight your battles alone.  I am here. 

I am here to pray for you when you are doubting your future.

I am here to pray for you when you can’t let go of your painful past.

I am here to pray for you to have wisdom when you are confused.  

I am here to pray for you when you find yourself discouraged and feeling defeated.

I am here to pray for you when you receive a bad doctor’s report.  Or see that negative pregnancy test…again. 

I am here to pray for you when your spouse walks out on you.  Or ignores you.  Or doesn’t seem to care. 

I am here to pray for you when your situation looks impossible and every option has left you hopeless.

I am here for you….

To lift you up before God.  To intercede on your behalf.  And to help you carry your burdens.

So if you are going through a difficult time, feel free to reach out to me.  I may be a stranger to you in real life….but I’m your sister in Christ.  And that’s what sisters do…we pray for each other.  So don’t hesitate.  Email me your prayer request at 10hopeingod@gmail.com.  It would be my honor and privilege to come to God’s throne room on your behalf. 

With Love

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32 thoughts on “Need Prayer?

  1. My husband Eric & I were joined in marriage September 26, 2009, & decided in November 2009 to start the journey of expanding our family. This journey has delivered us more road blocks than we ever imagined. We have since been to 3 doctors, 2 fertility specialist, I’ve had 2 surgeries, dealing with hyperplasia, PCOS, uterine cancer, two IUIs, tubal dye test, many many blood test. We continue to believe in God’s plan…We see hope! We decided about 3ish years ago to open up about our fertility & we found that there were many other couples struggling….they contact me to say how awesome it is that I opened up & have so much strength to do so & some say I am an inspiration however those that contact me are those finding out they’re pregnant….sometimes I feel that our story of struggle & pain help others get through till they got pregnant, I am happy to do that & overjoyed about their blessing….I pray someday to share about our struggles & emotions to follow it with a beautiful ending & know the joy others have experienced. We planned our 2nd IUI for August 2014, & on July 09, I received the most devistating phone call imaginable, my beautiful, fun, loving 50 year old momma had passed away from a silent heart attack, my daddy did all he could through CPR & his medics background, but God needed her more, we decided she would be upset with us if we cancelled the appointment. So we did the trigger shot & clomid, though everything looked amazing and was on track, we were unsuccessful. We have been asked to try one more IUI before proceeding on to IVF, I just can’t help but have an unsettled tummy on this roller-coaster. Appointment after appointment costing more & more, it’s heart breaking . God Bless!!!!
    ♡♡♡♡

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    • Oh sugars! I am so sorry for this struggle you are facing and for the loss of your Momma. And I totally understand about not being at peace with certain parts or avenues that this journey can take you on. The advice I give myself and others when faced with a road block is this…If you don’t have absolute peace about something, don’t do it. It’s okay to wait in order to continue to pray and seek the Lord for direction. Because He may just not want you pursuing that avenue RIGHT NOW but perhaps later down the road He does. The bible says that He is not a God of confusion and so I believe that if you are feeling confused or frazzled when think about a specific path, then possibly take a step back. And when you do you start to feel more at peace, then you will know that was the correct choice to make. I hope all this makes sense :/ I am praying for you right now sugars! xo

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      • As I stood in aww of God and surrendering all to him, we were asked to pray about any mountain that was blocking us, I surrendered it all to God except the mountain of infertility, this is a mountain I have a hard time letting go & not having any control over, but I did I prayed & cried for this mountain to be moved, allowing God to use me where I am needed and that we will conceive when he has it planned. Happy New Year! My resolution is to stay focused, do more in our community & blog at least once a week!

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  2. I absolutely love your posts and need them so much! I find my heart breaking a little bit more everyday, with every pregnancy announcement, baby shower, and birth announcement I see. I/ we are struggling with infertility. I say we, but it seems like it’s more me. You’ve truly touched and inspired me with this site and your blogs. I want you to know that you’ve helped me and I hope will continue to help me thru this awful, gut wrenching journey. Nobody seems to understand what I’m going thru and they all think that saying “don’t worry, it will happen” helps! Here I am, 29, married, and financially stable watching teenAgers and other irresponsible people get what I want so bad and dream about. Thank you again for your sweet words of encouragement. You’re helping strangers like me cope and deal and to not feel so alone!

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    • Oh sugars! I totally get your feelings! Right now, I feel God telling you to keep dreaming your dream! Keep your focus on Him and pitch a tent in the land of hope and don’t move from that spot when the dark moments happen. He is going to show up and show out in your life when you least expect it. So hold on sweet friend! He has promised to fulfill the longing desire He has placed in your heart and even now He is working and weaving to make a beautiful story out of what we see as an ugly mess. Your time is going to come and it’s going to much sweeter and more amazing than you could have ever even dreamed on your own. xo

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  3. Hi Elisha
    I can relate to what you’re going through. I am 30 yrs old and have been married for about 8 years , we have been ttc for two years without any success. I’ve undergone the dye test ( everything was clear), been on Clomid thrice which produced too many follicles and we had to cancel those cycles. I’ve had two failed IUIs endless doctors appointments and scans. I’m emotionally tired and extremely scared of undergoing an IVF treatment. It would be nice to get some words of wisdom from you . Thanks a bunch.

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  4. Hi Elisha

    Ive been reading your blog for awhile now. Ive been moved by your journey. My husband and I have been trying for 3+ years to conceive. We have a beautiful 20 month son that we adopted through foster care as an infant but continue the struggle to add another child. I had a miscarriage after getting pregnant through IUI (6 rounds). We have been struggling to figure out if IVF is the right next step for us. We are currently doing foster care for 2 older children that will be leaving us soon. We are truly at a crossroads. Ive been trying to just let go and let God but thats difficult for me. ANy prayers for peace, guidance and understanding is much apprecated!!

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    • Father, I lift up to you Nora today. Your word says that anyone who asks for wisdom, You will give. And so I ask that you give Nora wisdom on the next steps that she and her husband should take. Provide to her peace within her heart whenever she thinks about the next steps so that she knows that path is from you. Help her to cast all of her worries, fears, and doubt at Your feet. Remind her in that moment when she wants to take control of the situation, that You are trustworthy. You are loving. And that You will protect her dream. After all, Lord, You are the One who put it there. Lord I also ask that you bring her joy as she waits on Your promises to be fulfilled in her life. Give her the strength she needs on the days she just can’t hold on any longer. And the hope that gets lost after each month that goes by without a positive pregnancy test. Show Yourself strong to her, Lord. Do the impossible in her life. You are a miracle working God and that’s one of your specialties. We thank You for that! It’s in Jesus name we pray and ask all of these things. ~Amen

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  5. I just found your website today. I feel like i was meant to find it. I had a baby when I was 16 ( he is 13 now!). Shortly after I met my husband ( I was 18 at this point) we started trying for a baby of our own. By the time I was 21 I was diagnosed with PCOS and my weight started to skyrocket more than it already had been since my son was born. We did fertility treatment after fertility treatment over the years except for IVF and injectables. I turn 30 in March, and after 11 years of trying, still no baby. I lost weight and felt like we were on track and getting somewhere and that I would finally fall pregnant, and then after losing 50 pounds, I gained it all back in 3 months! Now I find myself staring at all the baby clothes and bottles and stuff that I bought as my motivation and finally coming to the realization that for whatever reason it isn’t in God’s plan for me to have anymore. Then I wind up with the same recurring dream that I have had for seven years, and that is of 3 more children, my children. I keep trying to convince my husband to adopt, but at the same time I feel that, atleast for us, that’s not how we are meant to have our children. My husband, bless him lol, has no interest in discussing it after all these years, and today i went at him hard with my baby fever ( all these people making their announcements is driving me mad) and I felt alone. I’ve never felt like that before. Then I found your site and Im glad that I’m not the only one whose felt alone and, you brought back that glimmer of hope that one day I will get pregnant with our Lily or Sebastian and they will be in the little clothes I’ve bought these last few years and, that i’m not a complete nutcase for wanting a crib for my 30th birthday when I don’t have a baby to put in it!! 🙂

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  6. I just found your website today. I feel like i was meant to find it. I had a baby when I was 16 ( he is 13 now!). Shortly after I met my husband ( I was 18 at this point) we started trying for a baby of our own. By the time I was 21 I was diagnosed with PCOS and my weight started to skyrocket more than it already had been since my son was born. We did fertility treatment after fertility treatment over the years except for IVF and injectables. I turn 30 in March, and after 11 years of trying, still no baby. I lost weight and felt like we were on track and getting somewhere and that I would finally fall pregnant, and then after losing 50 pounds, I gained it all back in 3 months! Now I find myself staring at all the baby clothes and bottles and stuff that I bought as my motivation and finally coming to the realization that for whatever reason it isn’t in God’s plan for me to have anymore. Then I wind up with the same recurring dream that I have had for seven years, and that is of 3 more children, my children. I keep trying to convince my husband to adopt, but at the same time I feel that, atleast for us, that’s not how we are meant to have our children. My husband, bless him lol, has no interest in discussing it after all these years, and today i went at him hard with my baby fever ( all these people making their announcements is driving me mad) and I felt alone. I’ve never felt like that before. Then I found your site and Im glad that I’m not the only one whose felt alone and, you brought back that glimmer of hope that one day I will get pregnant with our Lily or Sebastian and they will be in the little clothes I’ve bought these last few years and, that i’m not a complete nutcase for wanting a crib for my 30th birthday when I don’t have a baby to put in it!! 🙂

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    • Oh, girl! Thank you so much for sharing with me a little bit about your story. I don’t believe you stumbled upon this page by accident. I believe that God led you here to remind you that He hasn’t given up on this dream and desire He has planted in your heart. I truly believe that He will make it grow in your womb as well. Keep hoping! Keep believing! And keep doing what you know He is leading you to do in the natural and I believe you will see His promises to you fulfilled. He is not a God that toils with our feelings and plays with our emotions…what He says He will do, He will. And those dreams? That strong baby fever? That desire for your own children? I believe those are all from God to keep spurring you. Hang in there, sweet girl! God has got you! xo

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  7. So, my husband and I are celebrating 8 years of togetherness today! 8 years ago he officially asked me to be his girlfriend. In April we will be celebrating 2 years of marriage. When I was 19, I found out that my congenital heart defect (CHD) will be the reason I will never have biological children of my own. It has been a long hard road these past 8 years and I have been trying to not think about it, but it is very hard to do this. We are giving into the Lord’s Will, which was revealed to me by my (at the time) 4 year old nephew. In a very 4 year old way, he explained that God meant for me to be the Mommy, Mammy (what he calls my mom), Poppa (my dad), and Mr. Justin (his stepdad) to all the kids in all the world. That’s when I knew I wasn’t supposed to find a way for me to have children that are biologically mine.

    Today, however, I am wrestling demons. And, as a teacher, I just cannot be doing this today. I just ask that as I play this waiting game (for adoption/foster babies) that you could keep me in your prayers.

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    • Kristen, thank you, thank you, thank you for commenting and asking for prayers! I am trusting and believing that God has the perfect children for you and your husband to love and raise. But at the same time, I am also praying and believing in your complete healing. Isaiah 53:5 says that by His wounds you ARE healed. Not might be…not one day…but already are. And so by faith and without evidence, I am believing that you are healed. Jesus walked this earth and the Bible says He healed all who came to Him. He never wanted sickness, disease, or suffering to take place…and so I am believing that the same God of then is the same God of now and He also wants you healed, restored, and made whole. Love you girl and I just love the prophesy of your nephew! How sweet is he!! And I just love how God used him to speak to your soul. xoxo

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  8. Elisha, I just wanted to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and truly caring responses. I feel as though I’m being brushed by the downy softness of angels’ wings; I even saw the image of a large downy feather as I read your posts. I well remember my years of struggle with pregnancy, and miscarriage, but I also remember God’s faithfulness. Your words remind me of the faithfulness of our God. He will not fail us, because He cannot fail. You speak hope. Your words bring life and light to storm-ridden hearts. Thank you so much for your posts. I’m praying for you too. Blessings.

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  9. Hi Elisha,
    Your blog is a great blessing to many and is one among the few which God loves reading. I have been married for 10 years and walking through the path of Hannah for all those years with God’s promise as the only hope to receive an angel from heaven. I could relate a lot with your stories and specially where God asked you stop pursuing treatments and have a faith like our matriarchs in bible. Although felt like a fool in this modern world, I strongly hold the hand of our Lord Jesus and moving forward with full faith in HIM. I am sure we will exploit the one and only one weakness of God and that is it’s impossible for our God to lie. So please pray for me to be strengthened in faith and wait for the miracle. Remembering you my fellow traveler… Loads of love and prayers… Emma

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  10. Hi Elisha!

    You have no idea how happy I am to have found your page. I came across it on Facebook and I just began to smile from ear to ear. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for about a year and a half. We are using a different method of conception (artificial insemination). So far, as far as we know, nothing has happened yet. We’ve been using Preseed and I’ve been taking Evening Primrose and Vitex and have also started drinking Raspberry Leaf tea to help with my system. Basically we just figured out that it’s not going to be that easy to conceive but we haven’t given up. I use to have an app on my cell phone called Period Diary just to keep track of my period and when I would be ovulating, etc. I finally deleted that app after about 2 or 3 months of keeping track of everything because I felt that it was time to just let nature take its course and stop relying on an app to tell me when it would be good to try conception. I’m now just a part of a group on Facebook called Circle of Sisters. We share our ups and downs and lean on each other for encouragement. I have laid off on going to that page so often also. I need time to just relax and stop getting anxious about pregnancy. My husband and I are both born-again Christians and we pray every single day for our little miracle. We do believe that God has a plan for us but being the human beings that we are, we do have our doubts from time to time. Especially when the disappointments happen with the negative tests. My husband is much older than I am so I believe that the stress is even more intense for him, that’s why I thought it’d be best if he and I just relax and let it happen. Everything became too mechanical. I researched every night on what to do to help the chances and it just became overwhelming. So yeah, I took a break from all that. Anyway, again, I’m so happy to have come across this page. It’s great when I find other women who are just like me, going through the journey of infertility or trouble conceiving. Thank you and God bless you for creating such an awesome blog! It’s definitely a part of my favorites now. 🙂

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  11. Hi Elisha!
    You have no idea how happy I am to have found your page. I came across it on Facebook and I just began to smile from ear to ear. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for about a year and a half. We are using a different method of conception (artificial insemination). So far, as far as we know, nothing has happened yet. We’ve been using Preseed and I’ve been taking Evening Primrose and Vitex and have also started drinking Raspberry Leaf tea to help with my system. Basically we just figured out that it’s not going to be that easy to conceive but we haven’t given up. I use to have an app on my cell phone called Period Diary just to keep track of my period and when I would be ovulating, etc. I finally deleted that app after about 2 or 3 months of keeping track of everything because I felt that it was time to just let nature take its course and stop relying on an app to tell me when it would be good to try conception. I’m now just a part of a group on Facebook called Circle of Sisters. We share our ups and downs and lean on each other for encouragement. I have laid off on going to that page so often also. I need time to just relax and stop getting anxious about pregnancy. My husband and I are both born-again Christians and we pray every single day for our little miracle. We do believe that God has a plan for us but being the human beings that we are, we do have our doubts from time to time. Especially when the disappointments happen with the negative tests. My husband is much older than I am so I believe that the stress is even more intense for him, that’s why I thought it’d be best if he and I just relax and let it happen. Everything became too mechanical. I researched every night on what to do to help the chances and it just became overwhelming. So yeah, I took a break from all that. Anyway, again, I’m so happy to have come across this page. It’s great when I find other women who are just like me, going through the journey of infertility or trouble conceiving. Thank you and God bless you for creating such an awesome blog! It’s definitely a part of my favorites now.:-)

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  12. I just stumbled upon your page while looking for TTC related pins. I cannot form the words to say how overjoyed I am to know I am not alone. I have saved some of your pages so that I can come back to them and be encouraged all over again!

    Thank you for being a light in an otherwise dark situation! God is truly using you!

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    • Hey!! So glad you found your way here and it has encouraged your heart! What are some of the pages you saved? I am always curious what articles my readers enjoy the most.

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  13. Dear God, please bless my friend Elisha with Your perfect peace, please wrap You loving arms around her in a big hug that she can feel to the depths of her heart. Please give her the calm assurance to know You heard her so she can rest easily in You. And please give her the desires of her heart, a healthy body, a healthy pregnancy, an easy delivery and a beautiful, healthy, vibrant, perfect image of Your handiwork, a baby boy, Josiah. I ask You and thank You according to Mark 11:24, I John 5:14-15, and Psalm 37:4 in Jesus’ name. Also LORD, please put your angels on special assignment to protect this family, to keep them safe, together and take them together in the Rapture in Jesus’ name, amen.

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  14. Hi Elisha,

    I feel that there was no chance that I came across your blog. I am currently in the “two week wait” period and am trying to be ever so hopeful. I have had three miscarriages since May 2015. I am 34 and have been married to my husband for almost 2 years. We started trying quickly only be as you know a woman in her mid 30s has older eggs… sigh. Anyway, I got pregnant quickly each month that we tried however between 5-8 weeks I lost the baby. I was referred to a specialist who took lots of blood tests (17 to be exact) including a karyotype test and we waited for the results. I found out that I was born with a Balanced Translocation of chromosome 5 and 18. Due to this abnormality, it makes it creates infertility issues. If I release an Unbalanced egg during my cycle then the egg will not survive and I will miscarry before the 8th week. I have a 44% chance of miscarrying every time I get pregnant. Hearing this news was shocking, overwhelming, and put me into a downward spiral of “what ifs”. My husband and I now have processed the news and are hopeful and optimistic that one day we will be blessed with a baby. Please pray for us to continue to have faith in the Lord. I am praying that this time will be OUR time that the Lord will bless us with our miracle baby.

    Thank you for this blog, the testimonies, the scripture, the positive articles are all wonderful. It’s great to find a safe haven where we can all gather and share our worries, our feelings, our encouragement, and love.

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  15. Bella here,
    I found your blog last night, and honestly it has been exactly what I needed today. I am married, in my mid 20’s, found out I have PCOS almost 3 months ago, and really struggling with this Journey i’m currently living out. Before finding out about PCOS I was overcome with this feeling of barrenness (we had only just started talking about trying for a baby a few months before)… I found plenty of online forums that address the symptoms and medical side of PCOS, but as far as faith and my emotional well being… theres been a lack of support. I am still working on finding women I can share about this stuff with… so any prayers are appreciated.

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    • Hey there Bella! I am so thankful you stumbled upon this little ol space of mine. I hope you find the encouragement and support you need here. Have you checked out my Facebook page, waiting for baby bird? If not…head on over there now! Over 19000 women/men are there to offer support to you! ❤❤❤

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  16. Hello Elisha!
    I am so glad that I have found your hopeful and inspiring blog! I found you on Facebook when another friend liked your page. My husband and I have been married since September 5th, 2009. We have been TTC for over 4 years now and have never achieved pregnancy. After 2 Reproductive Endocrinologists and 2 surgeries and finally finding Naprotechnologist through Omaha, Nebraska, we have been told of two different diagnosis that are within the same umbrella; 1) Diminished Ovarian Reserve and 2) Premature Ovarian Failure. We started this journey when we were 27 and now we are 30. We have really been on a rollercoaster ride with Doctors telling me about good numbers and bad numbers relating to my fertility. Most recently, I was told the only choice for treatment would be one that is very experimental with no positive outcomes. After hearing this news last week, I envisioned laying my cross down at God’ feet. Not necessarily giving up, yet stopping interventions and possible experimental trials. I want to give it all to God. In the midst of our infertility battle, God gave us the most precious gift we have ever received and that gift came into the form of a newborn baby. We were able to adopt out baby girl at 4 days old with only 10 days notice. We went from not knowing if we ever were to have a baby to God using my brother through a phone call to give us the option to adopting a baby that was about to be born. Her name is Olivia Claire and she is now 19 months old and the sparkle in our eyes! 🙂

    I would love prayer to be able to have peace about this decision of waiting for God to answer our prayer with us being able to conceive a natural child. However, if this is not God’s plan, I would love to be ok with that and have peace within my heart.

    God’s Blessings to you!

    Jena M.

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  17. I recently found this website but just now I was reading some of your writing and I would like to say thank you for your inspiring and encouraging words, it made me feel guilty in a way as I feel like I abandoned my religion I pray everyday and thank God for all my blessings but not as much as I should have I know and your words made me think about this. My husband and I have been married for three and a half years and have been trying to have a baby for 3 years. We found out we both have issues and it was a big shock to both but thank God we are still one and we are a team and we are willing to get through this together. We are in the middle of IVF (starting injections tomorrow :O) it was not an easy decision to take I declined it last year because of my big fear of needles and of the risks and complications related to it. After a lot of thinking we decided we want to try and with a lot of love support and courage we are in the middle of it ! I am trying to keep calm and joyful I am going to do my very best and leave the rest in God’s hands, He knows best ! Thank you for being the light in so many people’s darkness, including mine take care and may God bless you always

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  18. Hi Elisha,
    I can’t tell you how happy I am to have found your blog. It’s so nice to know I’m not alone. I’m just beginning to go through your blogs and reading more about your journey. You have such inspirational words of wisdom. I really loved the Infertility Wifey post. My husband and I have been trying for 14 months and started seeing a fertility specialist and counseling. Before this journey, I had no clue how hard and tough it would be. I have spent time crying, anger and wondering. I’m putting this in God’s hands, even though it is hard.

    Thank you for sharing this blog.

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