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I Want to Hold Your Hand

  • Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses' hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword. Ex. 17:11 ESV

    When things are going well in your life it is easy to pray, even though we may neglect to. But when things get so badly that you go into survival mode, you need others to pray for you. There are times when you cannot walk alone, and it is you that is standing in the need of prayer.

    I have seen times when more than anything, I needed to pray but no longer had the words, the energy, the faith, the willpower, or the hope to pray any longer. Exhausted, I sank into dark despair, but my church friends prayed for me constantly, and things in my life began to change. Their prayers for me were answered.

    Today, if you are walking alone while your world is crumbling around you, share it with believers and get them to pray with you. It works. If you have no one like that, then you need to find believers that will. Start by visiting the nearest church and meeting with the pastor. If you cannot do that then send us your prayer request. Even if your life is great, be sure that you walk with other believers that will stand with you in the bad times. In this life, you sometimes need others to hold your hand.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You put the people in my life that should be there. Separate me from bad influences and replace them with good ones. Stir my heart to pray for those around me and raise up those that will pray for me, in the name of Jesus I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

May 6, 2017
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen

May 6, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You put the people in my life that should be there. Separate me from bad influences and replace them with good ones. Stir my heart to pray for those around me and raise up those that will pray for me, in the name of Jesus I pray. YES! This prayer > everyday! Thank you Pastor <3 Your word are always inspiring.

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen and amen, Dianna <3!

May 6, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord,  amen. 

May 6, 2017
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider

I am most grateful for the prayers of others....they are greater than gold. And I always feel comforted that the Holy Spirit "groans" for me when I don't have the words! 

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Julie, so true! There are many times when we just don't know what the right thing is to pray for, and are so thankful that the Holy Spirit can help us bring up a perfect prayer <3

May 6, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I felt like this yesterday. So weary even to pray. I know God knows I'm tired. I have a few special people that pray for me  and my family thank God. Amen. 

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I pray that you strengthen Mari, that you renew her spirit, and provide for her needs, in the name of Jesus, amen <3!

May 6, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

May 6, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen.

May 6, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Prayers are powerful!!

May 6, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Amen.  I am in need of walking with other believers, but don't have time to attend the set meeting times for the groups in my church. Pray I balance my time and God directs me to create space for this in my life. May His will be done to balance my life!!

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Michelle to you and pray that you guide her to the fellowship that she needs, that you open the right doors to those who will strengthen her, who will complement what she brings to Your body, and where she can be a blessing to others, too! I thank you and pray this in the name of Jesus, amen!

May 6, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

May 6, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Good Morning!!!

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Good morning, Mike :)! Thank you for bringing something positive and cheerful each day, even though I know you go through trials yourself. You are appreciated :)!

May 6, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I don't want to live in doom and gloom, I want God to be a positive influnance in my life, I pray that I will be a positive influance on others and share Gods goodness with them. I do pray for others that have trials in their lives, but want to pray more for Gods blessings and share His mighty power to help us live a victorious christian life. Gods resurection power is BIG He can handle any thing that comes into our lives. If He holds our hand that is realy BIG.

I pray that God will bring others across our path to minister to them and who will minister to us.

I have been meditating on this verse this week,Psalm 37: 32-34, I should never be in dispare because God holds my hand. The steps of mine are established by the LORD; And He delights in my way, When I fall, I will not be hurled headlong; because my LORD is the one who holds my hand.

May 6, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brownedited: May 6, 2017

That is an awesome prayer Pastor Dion. I am grateful for my RHM prayer partners that lift my needs to our Lord. And I am blessed to do the same for others  when they need it.

May 6, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Awesome

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

We are truly grateful for your prayers, Lynn <3!

May 6, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thank you Refreshing Hope. I'm Standing in the need of prayer. Thank you for praying for me. Thank you for your faith, hope and inspiration. You make me hold on firmly to GOD. On the solid rock I stand. Thank you.

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Barbara, praying for Him to keep you strong and guide you clearly, always <3!

May 6, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

May 6, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

I thanksgiving and praise for the prayer team ministry @ refreshing hope ministries.  They have held me up so many times. May God bless you all!  

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

We are always honored to pray for you, Michelle <3!

May 6, 2017
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Lesa M. Merrill
Lesa M. Merrill

i so need to hear this today. Despair is heavy and I am out of words.......

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Lesa to you and are thankful that you know the cry of her heart, even when she does not have the words to articulate them. Please bless Lesa, guide her clearly, and open the doors to all that she has need of, in the name of Jesus, amen <3!

May 6, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

May 6, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen I am very happy to hear that someone is praying for me, for we all need the prayers of faithful believers. It weakens the hands of the enemy when the "saints" pray for their fellow believers.

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Carol, thank you always for your prayers <3!

May 6, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Lord, bless and comfort all at Refreshing Hope who are hurting or in despair.  Send them prayer warriors to pray with them and for them in their time of need. Amen. 

May 6, 2017
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen.Heavenly Father thank you for the people who you put into my life to pray for me . When I don't have the strength and courage to do it. Thank pastor Todd for this morning devotion.

May 6, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen, Praise the Lord for this group in my life.

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, I am so grateful for the RHM prayer team, who are small but mighty, and are so faithful to lift up the needs of our ministry family here! Even when Dion and I need prayer, that is where we go <3. For any who may need prayer, here is the link to the prayer network: http://www.refreshinghope.org/pages/prayer. All requests are private (seen only by us and the prayer team).

May 6, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

I am in desperate need of prayer for my soul. Recently I have stopped reading my devotionals praying and not reading the Bible. I felt alone when prior to this argument with my sister I felt good I was reading devotionals listening to sermons etc. Now I'm doing wrong things for my life though I pray to God to strengthen me and guide me and left my problems at the foot of the cross. My brother who has been mentally unstable since I was a child asked me to visit him today that he wanted to take me to lunch and hasn't seen me in quite awhile. I agreed but this morning I woke up and didn't want to drive the hour ride to go to lunch or see him. Then guilt starts destroying my mind. I don't know what to do anymore. Please pray that my mind focuses back to the Lord and that I do His will not mine. Sincerely Rose Sicilia 

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Rose and pray that you please set her free from the chains of guilt. Please shine Your light into her spirit and let her know to the depths of her heart just how completely forgiven she is. I pray that you gently guide her in all that she needs to do and show her that she does not have to hide from you by avoiding You or Your word. I also pray that you bring her wisdom to balance her life, that you show her the best things to do both for herself and her family. I thank you and pray this in the name of Jesus, amen <3!

May 6, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Father, I lift up Julia to you and pray that you please have mercy on her health and on her finances. Please grant her your peace, comfort and wisdom here. I pray that you show her all that she needs to do for her part, and that you allow Your grace to cover the rest. Please help her to maintain a safe and reliable vehicle, whether it is the one she has or another. I pray that you also open the door to a source of income that will provide for her, that will use the gifts that you have instilled in her, and allow her to be a blessing to those around her. I thank you and pray this in the name of Jesus, amen <3! 

May 6, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

May 6, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Praying for you and with you Julia <3

May 7, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Reading this it made me feel a little better about my struggles I'm going through lately I will keep on praying my mother told me it won't always be like this she also told me to keep faith and to keep on praying 

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Yvette to you and pray that you strengthen her and bless her with a sign of hope, and with a deep sense of your peace, in the name of Jesus, amen <3!

May 6, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembrezaedited: May 6, 2017

I am so thankful for all my RHM family.  They always pray for me when I needed the most.  Prayers are heard and are meant to be answered by our LORD GOD ALMIGHTY in HIS own time and will. Pray without ceasing.  Be patient.  When you ask and pray believe and you will receive it. I pray for all your people LORD GOD that your graces will  be sufficient for us.  Amen 

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

We are always so happy to pray for you, Deng <3!

May 6, 2017
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Heavenly Father, we pray for all of these needs that are mentioned here and ask that You move in their situation. Lord heal, restore, encourage and draw our hearts to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

May 6, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Lord. Amen.

May 7, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You put the people in my life that should be there. Separate me from bad influences and replace them with good ones. Stir my heart to pray for those around me and raise up those that will pray for me, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen. <3

 

When things are going well in your life it is easy to pray, even though we may neglect to. But when things get so badly that you go into survival mode, you need others to pray for you. There are times when you cannot walk alone, and it is you that is standing in the need of prayer.                                                                                                                                          I am starting to feel like this in "survival mode" I saw my family doctor on Thursday night. he wants me to start to wean again. I freaked out and i'm going to need many prayers to get threw this again. I have to go from 20 mg to 10 mg then take a break again. Tuesday I see the doctor that found a lot of my problemswhy I've been so ill. I was told to ask if e knew of anything that would help the weaning process. Then soetimes after Tuesday I have to stary and I'm worried I know the feeling to well. I did it non stop for over 4.5 years it beat me down to where my head waas spinning. Please everyone keep me in your prayers because it's going to be another long haul. Thank you for praying for me when I need it most because it's hard for me to really even think right. I need everyones prayer. PLEASE!! Thanks again and I'll give y'all a head up the night that I will start. Jesus, I pray all goes uch better since I've been getting many vitamins and minerals back into my body. I had to go gluten free for all the pain I've been dealing with sonce 2010. God bless y'all and I will get back to everyone. I love y'all and thank you my the bottom of my worried heart. <3 

 

Pastor Dion, thank you for your devotion today it's really speaking to me and what I need to do when i wean. I need to reach out and ask other to pray for me. I know that I will go in to survival mode and need many prayers for along time again. Amen. <3

May 6, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Diane to you and pray that you please bring wisdom to her and her doctor, bless her with much strength, deliverance and peace over this next stage, in the name of Jesus, amen <3!

You can do this, Diane, we love you <3!

May 6, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Thank you and I love you, Sylvia. <3 I'll let you know when I start it will be sometime after Tuesday. ***hugs&love***

May 6, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝edited: May 7, 2017

Thank You, Sylvia!! I Love You!! I am going to need a lot of prayer i am anxious for when I start and I ask Jesus, to remove all that comes with this. I pray that he hold me and gets me through all. In Jesus, name. Amen. <3 Thank You!

May 7, 2017
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Rod Fortner
Rod Fortner

I'm praying for you, Diane. You're on my prayer list. I'll be watching for updates.

God bless you.

May 6, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Thank You, Rod!! Your prayers are a blessing to me and my family. I took a long break and I have to finish what I need to. Gos Bless You!! :-)

May 7, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wylesedited: May 7, 2017

Heavenly Father thank you for all you do. Thank you for walking with Diane through all this weaning of medication. Lay her worries to rest and fill her heart with only your love and joy. Let this time be the occation that weaning comes easy. Let Diane feel your healing presence instead of feelings of head spinning overwhelm. Let this stint of weaning be the moment Diane can feel a healthy difference and worry no more. Help her come off these meds with the least amount of discomfort. Bless and prosper Diane and her family always in you! In Jesus name ~ Amen

You got this Diane!! Speak life and healing into your heart then tell Satan and his fears to take a hike! God is with you!! How can you not overcome?

We love You

LOVE and HUGS

Dave & Dianna

May 7, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Beautiful!! Thank you ,Dianna and David your prayers mean so much to me. Love You Both! <3

May 7, 2017
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

AMEN !

May 6, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen♡

May 7, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Good morning!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I pray that You put the people in my life that should be there. Separate me from bad influences and replace them with good ones. Stir my heart to pray for those around me and raise up those that will pray for me, in the name of Jesus I pray.

May 7, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I pray that you put the people in my life that should be there. Separate me from bad influences and replace them with good ones. Stir my heart to pray for those around me and raise up those that will pray for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

May 7, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Keep on praying.It works...God is good. Amen.

May 7, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

May 8, 2017