Prayer Requests & Spiritual Support

If you have prayer requests for yourself or for someone else, please feel free to let me know. You can contact me via WordPressTwitterEmail or Facebook

If you need ongoing support through a tough time or help with spiritual concerns, feel free to contact me anytime.


Blessings & Peace,

Barbara J Couch, MDiv.

Praying Does a Person Good

James 5:16(AMP)

Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt andpersistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].”

Good Morning All,

I hope your morning has been easy, hopeful and full of whatever you may have needed.


For some people asking to be prayed for or sending out a prayer request can seem like you’re not doing anything or that it’s kind of strange. In my world, asking for prayer is normal and never seen as something strange. In fact, I take it very serious. It’s my privilege to pray with you and for others.


If you have prayer requests for yourself or for someone else, please feel free to let me know. You can contact me via WordPress, Twitter, Email or Facebook .


If you need ongoing support through a tough time or help with spiritual concerns, feel free to contact me anytime.


Blessings and Peace,

Barbara J Couch, MDiv.

What Does Answered Prayer Look Like?

“The LORD works out everything to its proper end— even the wicked for a day of disaster.” Proverbs 16:4 (NIV)

What does answered prayer look like? Answered prayer may look like exactly what you want, desire, need or it could look totally different from what you are thinking. The Bible say,

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts”. Isaiah 55.9 (NIV)

Does this mean God is going to say no to a request? Not always. He maybe saying this is what you need instead of that. This is what lines up with His will for you. And let’s be real about it, sometimes God does say no. As Believers we know that God’s will for us is the best thing for us. So we trust Him. We expect God to be God in our lives. We depend on God for all things small or big.

Answered prayer may manifest in many different ways. In our imperfection we see things with a short view or a skewed view.

I pray that as Christians, born again Believers, we will be open to the ways God responds to our prayers and as we wait on Him, let us rejoice with praise coming from our hearts and on our lips.

Peace & Blessings,

©Barbara J Couch, MDiv., 6.11.17

Spending Intentional Time 

So often it seems like the day carries us away from one thing to another. It never seems like we have enough time. When something good happens and often when things are the most difficult we then remember to pray and petition God or give thanks.

What if we made room for God not only on Sundays but also throughout the day, afternoon and in the evening. During this intentional time we pray, listen for God, simply say thank you or sing songs of praise. How different would our days, afternoons and evening be?

Peace & Blessings,
Barbara J Couch, MDiv.

Today’s Meditation

But I say to you who are listening now to Me: [in order to heed, make it a practice to] love your enemies, treat well (do good to, act nobly toward) those who detest you and pursue you with hatred, Invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of those who curse you, implore God’s blessing (favor) upon those who abuse you [who revile, reproach, disparage, and high-handedly misuse you].

Luke 6:27‭-‬28 (AMPC)