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Requesting prayer as I work with homeless women

Discussion in 'Prayer Wall' started by Chelle T., Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Chelle T.

    Chelle T. New Member

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    Hello everyone!
    I am new here, and would like to ask for prayer that God would use me however he chooses, to reach, and to show his love to homeless women in Portland. I feel so inadequate every time I go to volunteer with them. (as a song goes..."If it's true..that You use broken things, here I am, Lord, I'm all Yours...") Thank you, so much, to anyone who prays!
     
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  2. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    :heart: Bless yer heart, what a precious thing to do. Praying that God lifts the burden of self-consciousness from you and that His spontaneous joy replaces it. May all who you come in contact with be blessed, and may you simultaneously be blessed as well. Father may it be so, in Jesus name, amen.

    Welcome to CF Chelle (((Hug)))
     
  3. Blood Bought 1953

    Blood Bought 1953 Ned Flander’s Buddy

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    You will be a confident expert in no time,I am sure!helping the poor is like lending to God....and the interest is astounding
     
  4. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    There's that wunnerful, delightful verse that comes to mind:

    "He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again." ~Proverbs 19:17

    Precious.
     
  5. Shoetoyou

    Shoetoyou Sinner Supporter

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    Praying for you, @Chelle T. , and may your ministry be blessed. If you are speaking of the east coast Portland, so much of the homelessness seems related to the opioid epidemic that is killing our youth. I’m in the next state over, and see far too many deaths and overdoses. May God have mercy.
     
  6. Bluerose31

    Bluerose31 Christian Flower Supporter

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    That is a beautiful thing to do- to help homeless women. I will pray that Jesus be with you as you help them. God bless you.
     
  7. Chelle T.

    Chelle T. New Member

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    Thank you, Luin, for your quick, encouraging reply! Blessings to you!!
     
  8. Hearingheart

    Hearingheart Well-Known Member

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    I also work with the homeless in my area. Spend lots of time with God so that His love just leaks from your pores. Blessings.
     
  9. Sarah G

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    Praying for your ministry Chelle. May the Holy Spirit bless you with wise and comforting words in your work. Maybe @hope has some advice as she has ministered in this area too.
     
  10. Chelle T.

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    Thank you all for your responses, scripture, and prayers!
    (and..Shoetoyou...I am referring to the "other" Portland (OR) where addiction is also rampant.) Yes..God, please help them...
     
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  11. Greg Merrill

    Greg Merrill Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Father, continue to bless this one that is already working with the homeless and asking for prayer. May You answer these prayers in an even mightier and more powerful effective way than we even imagine. Calm their spirit, direct their actions and words, give them Scripture to minister with, the compassion of Christ, and may they be encouraged by seeing many results of You working through them in the lives of these women. May You keep them safe, and provide for the needs of this ministry, and may these women come to know You, grow in You, and become channels themselves of Your blessing and power. Amen.
     
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  12. Little Lantern

    Little Lantern Be encouraged! Christ has overcome the world! Supporter

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    May God grant you His wisdom and His heart of compassion for those you serve. May He enable you to meet the spiritual and practical needs of these women He loves. May Your confidence be in His power to fulfill His purpose though you. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
     
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  13. Chelle T.

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    Wonderful, God inspired, help and encouragement. Thank you all for allowing God to speak and love through you!!
     
  14. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    :heart: I agree. God bless you (((hug)))
     
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    Joining prayers for God's will in your ministry.
     
  16. turkle

    turkle Blessed

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    You are doing wonderful work. Bless you!

    I also work with the homeless and in the prison system with women inmates. The most important thing to remember is to be real and talk with them as you would anybody else. New volunteers have a tendency to speak as though they are children, using a tone of voice that tends to be condescending and patronizing. This is to be avoided. You will likely encounter many mentally ill people, but they want to be treated like they are not. Who can blame them? People talk down to them all the time.

    People on the margin of society need to know that they have value to you, and especially to God. Reminding them of God's love and treating them with dignity will edify not only the homeless, but every person you encounter.

    Enjoy! It is very rewarding work, and God is please with you.
     
  17. harko

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    The work you are doing will surely be blessed. God bless you and all you work with :)
     
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    I pray you do great. Never estimate the power of a warm smile and a look of genuine concern in the eyes. You don't have to change their lives. Just do your part and you will be blessed and so will they.
     
  19. Blood Bought 1953

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    You cheated in that other thread....may we never forget! Lol
     
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