Someone To Pray For Me is a site offering one simple thing – and the clue is in the title. If you’re in pain, struggling with life, facing a big decision or asking the big questions, then we would love to pray for you.

We believe that there is a God, and that he is the God described in the Bible. We believe that because of His Son Jesus, he relates to us as friends, and that through his Holy Spirit he can intervene powerfully in our lives.

What does that mean in practice? Why not take a look around the site, and then get in touch with your prayer request – either by email, or by posting a public comment to one of the articles. You don’t have to be religious – or even believe in God – but we sincerely hope you find what you’re looking for.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Recession Prayer

I don’t believe God wants all his followers to be financially rich. In fact, nothing makes me angrier than watching people in poorly-paid jobs being encouraged to up their giving by a preacher in an Armani suit and Prada shoes.

I do believe however, that God has promised to take care of his people. Writing in Philippians (4:19), Paul writes: ‘my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.’ In The Message, a modern day paraphrase of the Bible, that verse is rewritten: ‘You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. Our God and Father abounds in glory that just pours out into eternity.

If money isn’t on your mind at the moment, you’re one of the fortunate few. Whether you have concerns about your employment situation, housing problems, mounting debts or are simply fearful for what the future might hold, it’s likely that you’ve been thinking about your finances more than ever this year.

My belief – backed up by the experience of my life – is that we only experience financial freedom when we hand our money over to God. I don’t mean physically go and hand it all in on a church offering plate; but rather to simply involve him in our financial decisions, asking him questions like – when should I spend? Where and how should I save? When perhaps should I give some of it away?

Regardless of what you think of that last paragraph, if you’re worried about money right now, we’d love to pray for you. As always, either email us (confidentiality guaranteed), or post a public comment on the bottom of this message, so that others can join us in praying for you.

And please, do get in touch to let us know how things develop – and with any further prayer requests.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Does prayer work?

No-one can claim to answer that question unequivocally. All I can do is reflect two truths from my own life:

1) I have seen things that I have prayed for come to pass, by God or by coincidence, on every scale imaginable – from physical healing and the safe recovery of a long-missing person, to the right product being available in a store when I needed it.

2) When I don’t pray, the ‘coincidences’ don’t seem to happen as much.

The Bible tells us that God wants us to come to him in prayer with our requests, and importantly, he says that he will answer them. In Matthew 7 v 7-8, Jesus suggests we:

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Those two verses underpin this site. If you’re struggling right now – in any way, then why not let us pray for you? Seriously, why wouldn’t you? What’s the harm?

Drop me an email (absolutely confidentially, of course), or if you’re feeling brave, post a comment here with your prayer request and as much detail about yourself as you’re prepared to share. Then sit back, safe in the knowledge you’ll be prayed for – or join in and pray yourself.

Please do get in touch and let us know what happens!