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Jacob W
My son

My son feels lost in the shuffle, wothless and second best. He needs all the love and support he can get, so he doen't feel second best, that he feels he is equally loved as all his other siblings.

I am requesting this prayer circle for my son, he is 12yrs soon to be 13yrs old. My son has a really time with his patience and temper, he is a very emotional child. He shows great signs of depression. Even with going to church, the love and support that every one gives him, he just doesn't know how to handle himself. He feels as though the world and God are againt him.
He has a hard time dealing with the fact that he use to be the oldest, but now he is second in line. My stepson-Ryan his mom passed away and has recently moved in with us. Jacob totally resents his older brother and feels as though he has taken everything and everyone away. He thinks his older brother gets all the attention, he doesn't know how to connect without resentment.The only way is though anger. So if you would please pray for my son to realize, he is not forgotten and still loved, not just by us but by God.

elwinberry -12/5/2003
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12/5/2003 02:33

I also pray for the connection between my children, that they all learn to grow together, not a part.

12/5/2003 14:37

Lord, please bless this family with peace, compassion and understanding. Send each of them even one small moment of your Grace to realize that everything that happens has a reason and is part of your plan. Bless them with the knowledge that growth and development result only from change, even painful change. And bless them also with faith that though they may not be able at this time to see their destination and the point of all these challenges, that You do know where they are going and will lead them to the place they need to be.

12/6/2003 07:21

Please dear lord help this family in there time of need because we dont want them to part if they keep there faith and the family sticks together they will see the change. please, god will help just keep that faith. and dont give Mom! God Bless You I will keep your son in my prayers I have 3 sons of my own. tell him he is always loved

12/6/2003 08:39


12/6/2003 10:12

Dear Lord, I lift this beautiful child of Yours up in prayer for healing. I pray Father that You will touch his heart and comfort his family also..let him know that he is loved and wanted. I pray also for my own children, that they may always feel loved and secure. Amen and so may it be.

12/6/2003 10:23


12/6/2003 12:53

Please God, bless Jacob and help him get though these hard times of being a teenager. Help him to learn to control his temper and to get along with everyone who cares for him. Amen

12/6/2003 13:14

dear jacob god will see you through beause he said he wont put anything on us then we can handle and right now you think that yur step brother has taken everybody away from you but he didnt he blessed you with someone who can help you through you need to look at it tat way, but I'll be praying for you ,and my brother in christ look up for great is your reward,god bless and take care.

12/6/2003 14:17

Thank You Jesus for this opportunity to pray for your children. Lord bless Jacob at this time, he needs to feel your Love for him. I pray that he will accept his older brother with love and respect for it is a blessing to have an older brother, I am sure his brother needs Jacobs love and acceptance at this time of his life too. May the love that is only found in Jesus be felt both by Jacob and his new older brother. As a mother of five, I can understand your feelings I also pray that Jesus gives Jacobs Mom the Love and Patience she will need to deal with this situation. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!

12/6/2003 16:05

Dear Lord,

bless Jacob and help him. let him feel that You love him. Let him feel that his mother loves him.
help him te make his new brother feel at home now that he lost his mother.
Give love between the boys, Your love, that is pure .
Help Jacob when he finds out what kind of person he is and help him to become a happy boy and a happy man as he grows older.
Thank You for Your love and for the fact that You never give us a heavier load than we can carry.

Jacob, God loves you!! No matter who you are or what happens!!

Irene, a mother in the Netherlands.

12/6/2003 16:07

Dear Lord,
Please heal and comfort Jacob so that he feels important and loved.Give his family the strength to deal with Jacobs problem, so that they may get him the help he needs so badly.Dear Lord,please help this family.They need Your love,healing and comfort right now.Amen

12/6/2003 17:59

Dear Lord put your loving arms around Jacob to let him know that you care,and love him very much. Lord let the family know and feel what he is going through so they will have a better understanding of what he is going through. Lord bless,and keep each of the family,and give them strength at this trying time. Asking this in Jesus name Amen.

12/6/2003 19:48

Dear Lord, help this child through his emotions . Help him to understand the problems he is facing. Help him to understand you sent him his step brother for a reason. Lord ,show him that your love and the love of his family is almighty. Amen

12/6/2003 23:11

Dear God, I pray for Jacob and that he can see all of your love and strength. I pray that he can come to realize that you love him and that there are people that love him and taking care of him and that he will never lose sight of that. I pray that he can gain love, strength, hope, and peace of mind through you. I pray that he can open his life to you and keep love in his heart. Thank you dear God, Amen.

12/6/2003 23:42

I was a lot like Jacob growing up. As adults my mom and I went to counseling to try to "recreate" our relationship. Things are better than they've ever been. But I had to find my own strength. Still not close to my one and only sibling. Although things there are better than ever as well. I've never done this before so I hate to offer advise if you don't want it. But next time he seems troubled, loud, angry . . . stay calm, peaceful and simply respond by saying, "I love you son. Is there anything else you'd like to say to me that you feel might give you peace?" I always just wanted to be heard. Didn't care if anyone agreed, just wanted to know they heard me out. . . . Dear God, bless Jason as he struggles through each day. Ease the pain he feels, as only you can and open his eyes to the love his family has for him. Although we don't always receive love from others, the same way they offer it, wrap Your arms around this family You have created and help them to learn to show and receive love as each of them needs it. Instead of treating others the way they wish to be treated, teach them to treat each other in a way that will bond them together and give them peace, love and hope. Amen

12/7/2003 06:06

Dear God, being 12 going on 13 can be so difficult. Hormones are raging as you move from being a child to becoming a young adult. New doors are opening and new fears are being confronted. Be with Jacob as he goes through these changes. Help him to understand that he is not being abandoned and left behind, rather that he is being given the opportunity to share the gifts he has already received, from You through the love of his mother and the rest of his family, with his stepbrother who is hurting from his own loss. Help him to identify ways that he can grow in Your Love by reaching out instead of acting out. Help him understand that he is unique, beautiful, and loved by You and those that surround him. Help him to know that what he is going through is part of Your process to becoming a loving and complete person, and that many of us, including your Son, Jesus Christ, have gone through this before him. Dear Lord, through your Grace allow the seeds of love you have planted within this family to grow and bind them all together. I ask this through your Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

12/7/2003 11:12

Dear Father, I pray for Jacob and his family...I too have preteens and every day I say " do your best and God will do the rest." It seems to help remind myself and my girls that we its okay to make mistakes, have these feelings! We are not in this alone.I pray for direction for this family...that peace and comfort will soon fill their hearts. Amen.

12/7/2003 12:20

All mighty GOD JESUS the creater of the world and our LORD and SAVIOR, will you please grant all these people and mine (healing, protection, love, and wisdom.) their prayers. We know you are the only one that can do it, that is why we come to you. Thank you my all mighty GOD for beening a loving GOD that answers prayers.

12/7/2003 13:44

I am wiritng with both a prayer and some insight into Jacob's situation. I have worked with youth in the same depth of disequalibrium for some years now. In an effort to understand them fully I lived on the streets of San Francisco for a few days with drug addicted teeenagers. My daughter was one of them. I spent this time in discovery. There was a common theme among them all: the search for a place of belonging. The words I heard over and over again were "No one will listen to me." "I don't belong anywhere." "No one cares". Another common theme was finding an avenue of peace through art work. It might be drawing,working a ball of clay, playing an instrument, dancing, or any number of artistic avenues. Just being there to listen without judgement is essential. what ever Jacob speaks is his truth, even if it the situation isn't percieved by you the same way. Using non-verbal signes of caring such as a hug (if he will let you into his personal space), a smile, a slight touch, or a note saying in some regard "I am here for you" can make a huge difference. When you engage in a conversation or a spout of anger don't respond with advice. Respond with calmness and neutrals like "It sounds like you are really angry about a lot of things" "What would you like to see happen?" "Hmmm, I understand where you are coming from." "Life is really difficult sometimes." "I'm listening." Also taking care of yourself is so important at this time. Don't buy a ticket to his roller coaster. Take long walks, eat right, schedule times to fall apart and worry and then go back to being the supportive person who is there. If you aren't able to find an avenue towards healthy practices you will join the emotional crisis as a victim yourself. Using artwork, writing, meditaiton, prayer, and finding scriptures to assist you is very important. I offer this prayer:

Dear God,
Please wrap Jacob in your arms and assist him in finding an avenue that will help him sort out all the emotional chaos he is facing. Help this family to find a sense of belonging and support within the family structure. Give them the feeling of all being on the same side. Help them find enjoyable activites that can unravel the tremendous budens that encase them. Help them find healthy practices that can ease the pain and bring peace to their journey. Most of hug them and love them as only you know how. Send people their way that can give them what they most need.

12/7/2003 14:56

My heart goes out to jacob for I have a 4 year old grandson with the same problem, please Jesus help them to overcome this problem

12/7/2003 20:16

Dear God,

Please help Jacob in his time of need. I am around the same age as him and i know what he is going through. It's tough being 13 with depression. And it's even harder to accept it and live with it. I have no doubt that he will make it through this because I know he will, and I will be praying for him every night. But I have finally become happy after almost a year of depression, and I would like it if he could be happy too. Because everyone deserves to be happy and loved in their life, at least that's how I feel. Please look after him, and send him a guardian angel.


12/8/2003 08:59

pray for my son Isaac s. who has a speech delay or autism, that he would be able to communicate with me and this family someday, with God's help and guidance.

12/8/2003 09:55

Dear Lord, we pray that this young man will receive Your enlightenment. Please enter into his heart and help him to understand that he is loved and that there is enough love to go around. Please open his heart to his older brother and help them to build a relationship of giving and receiving. Be with his mother and grant her comfort and the wisdom needed to deal with this situation. Lord, keep their family together and open Jacob's heart and help him find You in his life. We thank you for hearing and answering our prayers and love you so very much. AMEN

12/8/2003 11:34

Please prat for Nancy,a woman in my church that been dealing with cancer and treatments. New sites have been found and it is a very difficult time for Nancy and her family.

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