Pray for my brother
Pastor, please pray our family can accept my brother back with forgiveness. He is being released from prison in California for child molest in June after serving 9 years of a 10 year sentence. He accepted the Lord 7 years ago and has diligently studied the bible and attended church and Sunday school at the church since then. Some of my family say they will never forgive him even though they say they are Christians. They say God will understand in the face of such a heineous crime. I pointed out that sexual sin is not as bad as pride though all sin is sin. I strongly believe they are like many shallow Christians who are judgemental and ignore the command to accept a repentant sinner with open arms. We are to help them stay strong against future temptation. My brother deeply repents and regrets his sin with his daughter.
Thank you Pastor. May God bless you in the battle against mankind's misguided and sinful nature. It might appear to be a losing battle, but God wants us to stand up anyway, no matter the consequences.
I wish to remain anonymous as my family can be viciously vindictive. I will watch this page for a response.
Thank you & God Bless.
Pray for family in crises
Pastor Tony Raker, please pray for our family. We have watched some of your sermons here in Texas. My husband and I are in our 70s and supporters of Mr. Trump shrinking government and taking care of America instead of the rest of the world. Our children and grandchildren all support Bernie Sanders or the gay man, Buttigeig, as they want to tear down America and remake it as a socialist country. I know our children will soon replace our generation and vote for socialism. As they do, I fear this is the end of America. The increasing conflict in our nation shows how strongly divided we are. I fear our united states will not be united much longer.
We had a terrible argument about politics and the Bible over the holidays and our children left in a huff on Christmas day. They are barely speaking to us now except to say our time is almost over and they will take over to replace our mismanagement, especially backing Trump whom they have great hate for. They loved Obama whom we did not like. They refuse to attend church with us as they have doubts that God even exists because "a real God would be active in the world he created". They keep saying God is dead or never was, which is proven by his silence, that Jesus' words of coming soon have been proven wrong by 2000 years of time passed. We try to share the Bible with them, they were raised in the church (we are Baptists), but they now reject or question everything about God. It is what they learned in school and college where teachers dismissed God as a child's fantasy, like Santa Claus.
Please pray for our son, his wife, our daughters & son-in laws and our 5 grand children (the oldest is 16). The argument has strained our relationship just as the Bible warned would happen in the end times. We love our children and grand children very much but are very afraid they are being led by the growing anti christian movement. They are right about Mr. Trump having much evil about him and his ways, but God uses even flawed people to do His will, right? I fear for our country and our children as I think our nation is going to break apart like a house divided.
Please pray for us! and our country. Thank you Pastor.
Deliver children from evil
Please pray for our adopted son’s 3 siblings who CPS gave custody to the mother’s ex-boyfriend after she abandoned them for drugs. The ex-boyfriend is acting father as the bio father is unknown, but he uses drugs, has history of abuse, and felonies. Pray for protection around the siblings; Protecting their souls and body from all kind of evil and harm from their environment. Pray first for the parents, that the Lord would engineer circumstances to show their desperate need for Him. May the Holy Spirit soft their heart to repentance, and Salvation. Pray second that if the parents continue to reject salvation may God make way for us to bring the children home to us or another Christian family soon, to raise them according to the word of God.
Reverend Raker, What do you think of this holiday madness in the US over Thanksgiving and Black Friday? So many retailers open to tempt buyers into forsaking the holiday to feed their shopping addictions? I strongly believe if you are thanking God, you need to set aside time for it.. One day a year is not too much to ask, I think. Instead it is a frenzy of family madness, politics and spending sprees. American families are severely undisciplined and lack God in their lives (and British are becoming the same way).
Retailers should be closed on this holiday to show thankfulness for what they have. Instead they continue their habits of gluttony and greed. Black Friday is the same with madly shopping addicted people pushing and shoving to find highly questionable "deals" among retailers seeking underhanded ways to take more of our money for unneeded garbage.
Please comment or provide one your famous Issues & Answers papers on this. I think Christians need to be reminded of their god's need for praise and humility from us.
Thank you! I hope you & yours enjoy a quiet, contemplative holiday.
Winston Abernathy, Balgreggan England
please pray to Father God to forgive my backstabbers, those spying on me, and all religious groups who don't believe in Christ, in Jesus mighty name amen!
Pray for our student group
I am a student at Duke University where I am a member of the Christian group Young Life. The student senate has refused to recognize us as an official group because we will not allow homosexuals to be leaders. We accept them with love while rejecting their sin. This acceptance was not good enough. They want us to stop saying homosexuals will be judged because they believe any true god would not judge people on sexual orientation, but only on whether they loved others without hate. We shared Bible verses with the senate, but they rejected our quotes, saying the Bible is flawed because it was written by men. Please pray for them and us to witness to them about their rejection of God and His perfect word as the manual for life.
Please pray for my friend Kurt P. He’s challenged with many daily tasks, working long stressful hours, tough life events, loss during recent California wildfires, health issues and fear of unknown. Years ago, You blessed him, his life turned around and today he needs another intervention.
Bring him peace, guidance, and light his path to show him what to accomplish and to what to say no. Help him ease his daily schedule so he can have time for selfcare, family and close friends. Guide him to better opportunities while giving him strength through You. Amen
Pray for our Daughter
Thank you for your prayers, Pastor Raker! I watched live (at 8am our time) and appreciate your prayers. I am praying for your son, Alex. God Bless!
Pray for our daughter
Pastor Tony Raker, I noted in your prayer requests that you have been challenged with your son's surgeries. I have been praying for him. A friend in Coeur d’Alene Idaho told me your church has a reputation as prayer warriors spanning the world. I am desperately seeking as many Christians as I can to pray for our 9 year old daughter, Grace. She was diagnosed with cancer last November and she has been a trooper in fighting it. She is in remission now and the doctors say it looks promising She said to me this is good because she is tired of being sick and hurting every time they put those chemo drugs in her and she wants her hair back. She is so calm, telling me that God has a plan for her. She knows this because an angel told her so in her dreams. She is happy to everyone she meets and is often the one to comfort them when they cry looking at her bald head and tubes in her. But she admits the chemo is very painful and she is tired all the time.
Her last chemo treatment was in August and we are waiting for test results to continue to show the cancer is gone. My husband is a farmer in Walla Walla, WA where we grow 40 acres of Vidalia onions. The valley smells like onions from May through September. Our daughter loves to help with the farm, rising at dawn and getting the eggs from our chickens, caring for the lambs in the spring, and helping her Dad plant onion bulbs every April and June. She could not do much this year but is looking forward to helping next growing season.
The kids at her school have been great, having an early Easter party in February when it looked like she might not make it to Easter. She insisted she knew she would be ok because an angel that has been telling her so her in her dreams. He kept telling her that Jesus loves her and it is not ehr time to join Him. When we brought her home two weeks ago, the whole town seemed to line the country road and our driveway, welcoming our angel home. Many had tears in their eyes.
The cafe made us meals and they or townspeople who ate there would bring the meals by our house. Our refrigerator was always stocked. We never had to cook this summer! And several neighbors helped harvest both crops of onions in June and this month. We would come home to find our bins full and delivery trucks already scheduled for pick up.
God is good! Please pray for our Grace. Of course I include your Alex in our prayers. May God's will bring us happiness and joy with His blessings and acceptance when His plan is not to our liking. He is in control!
God bless you, Tony Raker! and your Alex!
Pray for our town
Pastor Raker, I can see from your sermons and Issues and Answers that you are a stickler for God's word. I deeply appreciate your indepth preaching direct from His word and not caring whose toes you step on! Keep it up brother!
Please pray for our small town of Shasta, CA as several churches are closing as attendance shrinks and others are torn apart by in fighting. Many people are quitting, some because they do not like being reminded of their sins, they want the music and their "ears tickled" by promises of forgiveness. Others are hungry for God's word and they are starving at the modern churches who focus on music and feel-good sermons. My wife & I can almost feel the demons plugging up our churches and working on our neighbors.
Your sermons are direct from His word and they may hurt, but they are true! Amen brother!, Amen! We now watch your sermons on YouTube and sometimes on your website. Our church only has 34 members, but we are dedicated to following the teachings of Jesus and God's word. We have about a dozen who make their monthly appearance and a couple dozen more who come on Easter and Christmas. Many youth and young families will not come because they are bored and want more music. Like many young people, they want to be entertained.
I just downloaded your bulletin and it is impressive! That's all the entertainment I need in those colorful pages with a serious message and hard-hitting pictures. Are you broadcasting on TV? You should. You would be another Jerry Falwell.
Anyway, I'll stop rambling here. I just wanted to ask for prayer because I am scared for our town and our state as the Democrats are making war against God and trying to put in their own convoluted plans...which never work! Pray for us, Pastor! God bless you!
I was sideswiped in Harrisonburg last week. No one was hurt, thank God. The insurance companies decided it was my fault. I need prayer to repair the damages to my car. My insurance company is paying for the other lady's damages. My arm has healed and I am ok physically. I have two kittens now, Angel & Creamer. They keep me busy!
Please pray for my finances and that I can get to Alaska this fall. Thank you.
Prayer for employment
Hi - Please pray for me I am out of work and seeking the Lord to provide an open door of employment to me . - I am very well qualified in financial services but have been over looked for less qualified and experienced candidates and finding it tough - please pray for a breakthrough from god for this - I have been a generous donor to the kingdom of God. thanks so much!
Pray for the kids I am witnessing to
Xavier and Mark are listening and asking questions. The bibles supplied by the church are very good ones. The boys seem appreciative. I will ask them questions that should encourage them to look up answers to my questions.