Faith & Friends Friday – Lost

Faith & Friends Friday – Lost

Yesterday I lost my keys.

It was a bad, bad thing because I also had a flight to catch.

There’s an illustration in there somewhere.

I’ll probably write another blog post about this another day – drawing out the deep spiritual principle.

(Because there IS a deep spiritual principal here… I’m sure of it).

But for today, just know that I lost my keys and I was completely thrown and caught off guard.

Yesterday, I drove to the seminary for chapel and for class.  I was running a little bit late.

I’m always running a little bit late so ya’ll pray for me.

After class, I had a few minutes to kill and I’m behind in my reading so I decided to stop by the coffee shop to take a deep breath, swallow a little bit of heavenly hot sweetness, then get on my way.

When I finished reading, I gathered my things and looked for my keys.

None to be found.

Enter small panic.

Have you ever lost your keys?

Why is it that we don’t really lose them until we have somewhere to go and we are already running late?

Keys are important.

Without them, I’m grounded.

I can’t go anywhere.

I can’t get to my next assignment.

I can’t get from my where I am to the place I want or need to get to.

Keys are important.



Life can be like that.

Sometimes we lose something that keeps us from moving forward.

Maybe it’s our self-esteem.

Maybe it’s a person.

Maybe it’s our will to press on.

Sometimes we lose something as we live our life and we are grounded until we can get our act together and find it.

I’m glad to report that I did find my keys eventually and that I did make my flight (barely, but that’s another story).

But I prayed over finding those keys.

I didn’t want to miss my flight.

I didn’t want to waste any more time than necessary looking for them.

I wanted to get on my way.

Are you lost?

Have you lost something or someone and because of that, you are grounded?

Something lost can be devastating, back-breaking, life-altering.


Everyone I know has lost or misplaced their keys at least once in their life.

Most everyone I know has either felt lost or felt as if they had lost something important in their life too.

It’s OK to admit it.

It’s OK to pray about it.

So let’s pray.

For ourselves.

For each other.

For what we’ve lost.

For what is lost.

For who is lost.

We serve a God who sits on high and sees all.

He knows what we’ve lost and can help us to find it.

“I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick…” Ezekiel 34:16 

We just have to ask.


“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10 (NASB)


It’s a beautiful thing to see women praying for each other.

So here we go…

As always, feel free to pray about A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G

But if you are helped by having a topic to focus on for prayer…



Again… feel free to pray about anything that concerns you.

But if today’s prayer focus resonates with you, pray in that direction.

So how exactly does this work do you ask? Keep scrolling for the details…

So excited about prayer this weekend!

Help spread the word!


If you are new to our prayer on Fridays or need a little refresher here are the details…


1) Post YOUR prayer.
First, scroll to the end of the post to find the section for comments.  Keep scrolling to the end of the comments to find the empty box where you can leave your prayer request. Click “Post Comment”.

2) Pray for someone else.
Then, look above you in the comment thread for the person who posted just before of you.  Hit “reply” and pray for them.  That way we make sure that everyone gets covered!

Please don’t feel insecure about your ability to pray for another sister or feel that her request is above your spiritual “pay grade.” Just pray with your heart.  God hears. He works with the words that we have and then He takes care of the rest.

3) Post your pic!
Make sure we can “see” you! Go to so that others can see your face in the comments! (It’s easy! Just click on the green button labeled “Get your gravatar today” )

4) Pray more
Once you have left your prayer request and prayed for the person above you, if you have a few minutes feel free to reply and pray for any other comment/prayer you see in the thread.

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  1. Sharee James October 17, 2014 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Good Afternoon,
    Touchy subject for me on today because I have lost a Lot but just this week I found out that I am losing my Dad to Pancreatic Cancer and I’m so lost. I need direction and more than that I need peace because I feel as though I’ve lost that as well. I thank GOD for things that I’ve lost and have now recovered and I thank Him for those things that I will recover in the near future. Amen

    • Pam October 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      I pray for you, my sister, today to find peace, to find God’s presence, to find comfort in a lost and lonely place that can feel empty and frightening. I pray in all you have lost that you find God to be enough. I pray He would wrap His arms about you and be enough for your hurt, enough for your pain, enough for your questions and cries out to Him. May He be more than enough in what you have lost and exactly what you need in the midst of your journey. Carry her, Lord, and prove Yourself faithful to recover what she has lost or replace it with more of Yourself. I entrust her into Your more than capable hands, dear Lord. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

  2. Melanie October 17, 2014 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    I need prayer in being more focused on my Bible Study. And also my tendency to cave into my fears when the Lord sets something “big” on my heart to do….namely starting Seminary. It’s my desperate plea to do His Will and I’m flat tired of sinning by yeilding to fear and distractions rather than obeying the Word of Our Lord.

    • Pam October 17, 2014 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      Lord Jesus, I pray for my sister, Melanie, tonight. I pray she would invest the time necessary to meet with You and study Your word. I pray her times would be rich with insight and a freshness she’s not seen in awhile. I pray You would confirm Your will in her life to do the “big” things and that You will walk with her every step of the way, even walking ahead of her or carrying her during those times she feels most afraid. I pray Isaiah 41:10 over her right now, claiming Your truth in her life that You say, “Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Reward her for her obedience and allow her to clearly recognize when she is letting her fears cripple her and stand in the way of the best that you have for her. Calm her heart and assure her of Your presence, Lord. We lift Melanie to you and leave her in your tender care. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen

  3. Mia October 17, 2014 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    Lost is how I feel in my realationship with God sometimes I feel he doesn’t hear me or see me I feel that I don’t know my gifts or my calling so I just ask you lift me up in prayer

    • Melanie October 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm - Reply

      Father, I thank you my sister, Your daughter Mia and her honesty. Lord I pray that the groundwork to forming and cultivating an intimate relationship with You be put into action now. Lord, your word says that you incline your ear to us. Lord that you hear us and that you are anxiously waiting to answer our prayers. Lord it is my prayer that whatever may be causing a hinderance of hearing Your Voice be removed. I pray for closenes with You for Mia. Lord I pray that as Mia draws nearer to you that the eyes of her heart be open to You and to every spiritual blessing and gift you’ve placed inside of her. Father, I humbly submit this prayer in Your Son Jesus name.


      May God bless you Richly Mia!! 🙂

  4. Jacci October 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    I’m do grateful for this blog and the kingdom women it connects us to. Reading each prayer/request have gave me a peace to Exhale !! I lift up every sister that need The Master to whisper His Presence to their heart ! We serve and belong to A Faithful Father, who Love & Listen and care ! Hold On… He’s silence is Him at Work.. ☺️

  5. Pam October 17, 2014 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    I have lost much over the years. I have lost things in moves. I have lost in games. I have lost weight and found it again, only to lose it again.I have lost those pesky keys, too, more than once.

    Yet, my prayer for what is lost is my love for my husband. Our marriage has struggled over the years, and with a number of lies, betrayals and more than two decades of financial instability and morbid obesity added to the pile — I am not all that sure I really care all that much to find it again. I know I should stay. I know my commitment was to be here forever. Please just pray the Lord would change my heart and that I would find what I have lost. I haven’t lost Him or my longing to be more like my Savior, and I am ultimately grateful for that.

    • Mary Ellen October 18, 2014 at 7:37 am - Reply

      Hi Pam. I know what you are talking about, have been there-the yo-yo weight thing, the sliding away from marriage, and all the while knowing God loves me, and wants better for me. I pray for you. Dear Jesus, please give my sister Pam, Your confidence, Your love, Your hope, YOUR strength to do, and be what she wants to be. Let her know, just surround her with Your presence-that You loves her so very much, and want the best for her. Help her find her way. You who have always laid a straight path for us, are more than able to help us. Joshua 1:9 says”Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified. Do not be discouraged. For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

      Know I love you too Pam, and I will pray for you continually.

      • Pam October 18, 2014 at 4:19 pm - Reply

        Thank you so much, Mary Ellen! That means so much!

  6. Valerie October 17, 2014 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Your prayers for our sisters in this post are simply beautiful — you have a gift of speaking truth and encouragement! I am praying for you to feel God’s peace and love in your spirit as you search for what is lost in your marriage. I pray for your love to be rekindled for your husband. I pray for God to pursue you with his amazing grace to show you the path to joy and love and hope again. I am praying that he surrounds you with his nearness and that you will experience his presence in ways you haven’t before. I pray you will also have the stamina to press on. . . to find more of what God has for you!

    • Pam October 18, 2014 at 4:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Valerie, for your kind words, for your prayers and for stopping by my little blog. I appreciate it more than you know.

  7. Tinika October 18, 2014 at 4:58 am - Reply

    Please pray for my family. We are facing hard times. I want my joy in the Lord back. It’s lost. Thanks

    • Veanessa October 18, 2014 at 1:41 pm - Reply

      Dear Lord I thank you for our dear sister Tinika. Lord I thank you for her family. Lord you are our provider and you will never leave us or forsake us. You are our God and you can’t lie. I ask that you restore what has been lost …..the relationship the passion the drive to move beyond the pain. Lord I want to thank you for what you have already done and for the things we are not even aware of. This is my prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen

  8. Lisa October 18, 2014 at 5:11 am - Reply

    I’m a day late on my comment (story of my life) . . . Just read the devo about being lost and found out about this Friday prayer group. What a great idea and I look forward to joining on Fridays! God has blessed me so much in the past 18 months! He has given me the opportunity to take some time off from my stressful professional career and seek a new direction in my life. Thanks to His guidance on being a good steward of money I have been off of work for 15 months and will be graduating with my bachelors degree in December. Now for the prayer request . . . The money fund that God provided to get us through this time is getting a little low. We are fine and should be for several more months. However, I am getting a little nervous and anxious. I KNOW this is part of His plan. He wants me to have faith in him. Just as I did when I left my previous job/career to seek his will. This is just the next step in my walk of faith. And I’m thankful for him putting me in this place so I need to depend on Him and not myself. I KNOW ALL OF THIS! But please pray that I can DAILY seek Him and draw closer to Him so he can build my faith and courage and dispel all of the anxiousness I have about not being in control and in charge of my finances. Praise the Lord that He is the one in control – HE’S GOT THIS ! ! !

  9. Lisa October 18, 2014 at 5:21 am - Reply

    Lord, I come to you now on behalf of Pam. I do not know Pam, her family, or her specific situation but I know you know Pam and the details of the struggles she is having. I ask that you take Pam in your loving arms and help her find peace in her marriage struggles. Let her know that the negative feelings she is having toward her husband is Satan, the deceiver, at work trying to separate what God has put together. I ask that you renew Pam’s love for her husband. Help her to see him as You see him. As an awesome creation that was made by you and designed to fit perfectly in this marriage covenant. Help Pam and her husband to find forgiveness for past problems. I pray that they make time for each other and both have a desire to rekindle the flames of their marriage. Thank you Jesus for listening to our fears and frustrations and always being available for us to confide in .. . in Jesus name I pray, Amen

    • Pam October 18, 2014 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Lisa! I am so grateful for the words of truth you have spoken and pray in agreement, knowing God moves in the midst of our pleas.

  10. Liela LeTourneau October 18, 2014 at 6:46 am - Reply

    Found this today (Saturday).., I appreciate being able to read your prayers (replies). It encouraged me. Also helps me learn how to pray better for others. My prayer request is for myself and a group of my “mother” friends. My only son took his life four years ago.Since that time,two of his best friends have died.. One in motorcycle wreck and one to alcohol poisoning.Two other mothers have lost their only sons in motor vehicle accidents.The pain, grief , loss is indescribable …I pray daily for peace.. Comfort .. Healing..strength … Find it hard to go on when I know that in this life God is not able to restore what has been taken…

    • Rhonda October 18, 2014 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      Father God: This prayer is for Liela, and her mother friends who have lost their children. Lord, we thank you for the days of joy that the children brought to this world, the relationships that they created and sustained, the contributions that they made. Lord, I pray that themothers surrender their grief to you, the mighty comforter and healer. May they fall to their knees and release their heartache, confusion, sadness and hurt to your steady hand. May the Holy Spirit grant them peace that surpasses understanding. I pray that those surrounding them are able to sustain them. Please move in their family’s hears to have more compassion towards them. Incline their ears to hear their grief, and be more loving towards those who hurt. We know little except that you are who you say you are.

      May this prayer be pleasing to you, O Lord, and reach your heart. Amen.

  11. Shahonna October 18, 2014 at 7:42 am - Reply

    I think you Heavenly Father for allowing me to see another day I think you for my health and my strength I ask you in prayer to release any pain I’m feeling inside please keep me covered my family my friends keep me through and keep me out of harm’s way

  12. Mary Ellen October 18, 2014 at 7:47 am - Reply

    My loss was my husband. He died suddenly in 2006. No warning, no chance to say” I love you” one more time, or I’m sorry.” Or even goodbye. Just gone. Panic, pain, and fear set in. George was a believer, and I know where he is, but just then, all I knew was where he was not. I was dazed, confused, and hurt. And not a little angry at God. Not that any of that helped-it was just what I felt. So what are the answers? I do not know, other than to put one foot in front of the other, and keep walking. One thing I learned quickly was that I am not the only person to hurt. And often I can feel joy helping others. God never left my side-not even when I was angry. He got it-He waited for me to calm and ask for help. And He sent amazing people to my side. I thank Him so much for that.

    So what is my prayer? My health has slid. Parts of me that ought to work are not doing as well as they should. I need prayer for my digestion, which has “lost” the ability to like the food I like.Thanks. I want you to know I love God. I am walking in faith-not understanding it all, but trusting in the One Who does know it all.

  13. Shahonna October 18, 2014 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that you help her find everything she has lost keep her covered give her strength keep her humbled This prayer is for you Pam in Jesus name I pray… Amen

    • Pam October 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      Than you so much!

      • Pam October 18, 2014 at 4:28 pm - Reply

        Thank you, I mean!

  14. Shametra October 18, 2014 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Lord I pray you would bless Pam. God only you know how to bring restoration to such a wonderful union called marriage. I pray you would restore all the years that have been invested, please Father turn this marriage into something beautiful. Just like you send water to the earth and cause the flowers to bloom, love can be the say way. Seeds of love can be planted and the water of the word poured upon dry places can bring new life. By faith I’m believing that all things are possible and for all of Pam’s shame, she shall have double and everlasting joy Shall be upon her. Thank you God for hearing our cry in Jesus Name Amen. Blessings to you Pam 🙂

    • Pam October 18, 2014 at 4:29 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Shametra! Your words are so powerful and timely. So grateful for all the prayers and encouragement found here!

  15. Lilia October 18, 2014 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Lord as I read through my Sisters prayers and know many things come to cuase us to loose faith, trust and who we are in you. I join in praying for all my Sisters today. For Sharee in knowing she has not lost all the blessings of knowing her father. I pray for double portions for where she find herself today. For Mia in answering her call and portion of entering a new journey through what you Lord will reveal to her. For Melanie in stepping into Seminary call. You have already placed it in her heart and now for her to walk in the direction and doors to be open. For Pam to know how precious and strong she is and with your mighty hand to director her, she will over come. For Shametra the desires of her heart. All this is prayed in the powerful name of Jesus. Amen. 1Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

  16. Rhonda October 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    I pray for a mother who lost her son last weekend in Washington, DC. This is another tragedy to strike her family. May God strengthen her faith, for in our weakness, He is strong.

  17. Michelle Spencer October 18, 2014 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Wow. This really hit home for me today. Over the past month I’ve felt a complete loss in control over my emotions. Anxiety has become a huge issue. I am a single young adult with no children, and live alone. Over the past few weeks, I have been having anxiety/panic attacks when driving home. The idea of being alone at home sends me into a panic for some reason. I am tired of letting the devil have control over my mind and I know that I have the power through Jesus Christ to stop this, but I can’t figure out how. I have friends, I’m involved in outreach and ministries at church, I keep myself busy, but have no peace when I’m alone. . .

    • Elizabeth October 19, 2014 at 8:03 am - Reply

      Michelle –
      I really relate to your post. This is exactly how I was feeling last night. It is hard to be at home alone on a Saturday night. I do know that we are never alone with God. I’m praying that God will continue to help you feel fulfilled in your life and bring you and I both companionship.

      In My Prayers,

  18. Elizabeth October 19, 2014 at 8:01 am - Reply

    I feel lost when it comes to discerning God’s will in personal relationships. I have dreams that he has planted in my heart, and I long deeply for them to become reality. I pray that I can release these hopes and dreams to God. I want to live his will for my life, but I do hope his will is to see my dreams fulfilled. :/

    • Lissa October 19, 2014 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      Lord I pray for my sister Elizabeth today. Give her the discernment she needs in knowing which relationships in her life you desire for her to cultivate. Help her to draw boundaries where necessary. Your word tells us we need only ask for wisdom and you will grant that request. Renew her faith in the promises you have given her for her life. In your most holy name, Amen.

  19. Lissa October 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    I have lost my passion for living. Financially we are in such a spot, I am finding myself anxious and fearful most of the time. I truly miss having joy. I am asking God to do an overhaul.

    • Gillian October 20, 2014 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Lord I pray for my sister Lisa, I ask that you would restore her joy. Adonai give her beauty for ashes, and a garment of praise. Abba father, restore her finances, open the flood gates of heaven over her. Lord,we lift our eyes to the hills because we know that our help comes from you who created heaven and earth. We rest in the fact that all things are possible with you in Jesus name. I pray that the spirit of fear and anxiety will lift from her in Jesus name. I pray that she may draw strength from You daily, that you grant unto her wisdom according to your word. Restore her passion for life in Jesus name, open the floodgates of joy over her , we ask in Jesus name amen

    • Chrystal October 20, 2014 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      Lord, I pray for Lissa, I pray that you would give her practical but God-ordained solutions to live financially fear. I pray that you would restore your joy in her heart as joy from the Father is not dependent on circumstances. Help her to trust you and know without a doubt that you are her provider and will take care of her needs and the needs of her loved ones.

  20. Gillian October 20, 2014 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Ladies, please pray for me as I have been asked by our Pastor to head up our women’s ministry. Our group here in Cape town south africa is made up of +-10 women who came into South africa as refugees from our neighbouring countries such as DRC, Zimbabwe, Nigeria. A very vibrant bunch of ladies.

    Ive always been of the opinion that a Pastor’s wife head’s up the ministry, but our Pastor’s wife works for our local airlines and is constantly travelling

    I am humbled by this assignment, but I know that I have an awesome team made up of the Evan’s family and all you wonderful ladies

    Thankl you for your prayers


    • Pam October 20, 2014 at 1:42 pm - Reply

      Gillian, what a joy and privilege to lead other women! I am praying right now for God to open the hearts of those to whom you will minister and will also be praying for you to see yourself as a facilitator of His truth. You are in a precious position to see His power through you. You mentioned being humbled by this assignment, and I will pray your attitude remains humble yet confident of what God can do in and through you, His humble servant. May the scope of His influence go before you and prepare your path in such a way that you cannot mistake His hand on each thing you do. Gillian, I praise Him already for the lives that will be changed as a result of you submitting in obedience to His call. May the rewards of that obedience be great! In Jesus’ name, I lift up my sister, Amen

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