Make glad the soul of Your servant, for to You, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.  Psalm 86:4. (NASB).

 We may venture to ask for and expect to receive gladness if we are God’s servants.  All His creatures have a claim on Him for blessedness according to their capacity, so long as they stand where He has set them. And we, who have departed from that obedience which is joy, may yet, through repentance, return to Him and ask that He would again give joy to the soul of His servant. David’s deepest repentance dared to ask “make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.” Our most troubled utterances of sore need, our sighs and groans, should be accompanied with faith that feels the summer’s sun of joy even in the midwinter of our pain---a faith that sees vineyards in the desert.  We should believe in, hope and ask for more than bare deliverance—even when it seems that being glad again is impossible.
F. B. Meyer

About the Author: Frederick Brotherton Meyer was a Baptist pastor in England and an active participant in the early Keswick Convention—an evangelical Bible teaching series that began in 1

875. A friend of D.L. Moody and A.D. Dixon, Meyer influenced inner-city mission work and revival on both sides of the Atlantic. He lived from 1847 until 1929.

Prayer Requests

  • Please continue to pray for the Lord to guide and bless Lynda as she uses her talents and gifts to complete a digital program for men struggling with porn addiction.  

  • Pray for breakthrough in long-time prayers. Pray for a breakthrough in an anonymous person's personal and professional life.

  • Pray for God’s healing touch on all hurting marriages. Pray specifically for a woman whose husband has been unfaithful for a long time, even though he says he is a Christian. He seems to have no interest in giving up his adulterous affair.  This has had a terrible impact on their young adult children. Please pray for the entire family to be dedicated to their faith in the Lord and to be healed.

  • An anonymous request came in for a woman with a newborn to have the strength and patience to care for the child.

  • Liz  asks that we join her in praising the Lord for His love, grace and healing and in thanking the Lord “for my little monkey, Yaya, for her knee healing so well after this last surgery. She has been able to extend and bend it more than she ever has. Thank our loving Father for the patience and guidance you give us.”

  • Please pray for the lost to find salvation in Jesus.  Please pray for the persecuted church to be surrounded with protection and find peace and strength in the word of God and His promises and love.

  • Hank asks that we pray for his special needs daughter, Vanessa, and her “foster” family to be saved.


Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us, and if we know that He hears us, we know we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. - I John 5:14-15