A Pre-Rapture Prayer List #1 :: compiled by Dick Ainsworth

It has really been uplifting for me to have such a growing list of crazy uncles, etc., emailing me their prayer requests on a steady regular basis for family, friends, loved ones, etc. Fact is, it might be getting out of hand; so maybe some tweaking and adjustments are now necessary. When I started writing this “After the Rapture” series, my intention was for me to submit one article a week, but now my one article has gotten longer and longer to where each article is nearly book size.

Rapture Ready (RR) does have space limitations (but you wouldn’t notice that if you checked out their massive archives); and so I needed to cut back on my article length. But I didn’t want to eliminate the “Prayer Requests” section. It has become too popular with worldwide prayer warriors. In article #34, I totaled up the prayer requests; and a total of 180 had been submitted thus far with 159 prayers (81%) feared for the salvation of family and loved ones who would be left behind after the rapture. So all these prayers were repeated over and over in each article.

God doesn’t get bored with a lot of prayer. Fact is, He encourages it as 791 instances of the word appears in the KJV Bible. Satan’s time is short (Revelation 12:12) and Satan fears prayer to our Lord.

The “Prayer Requests” section is now twelve (12) typewritten pages long. This can now be found in the RR archives under the title “A Pre-Rapture Prayer List #1” in the “New Articles” list or the “Article Archives.” The posting dates will be included in the new articles so as to make it easier to find.

New prayer requests will be published immediately upon receipt in “New Articles” in its regular “Prayer Requests” section but will later go to an archives post. So no one should miss any prayer requests at any time. Just go to the current article, read the new and current prayer requests and then go to the archive articles to pray again over previous prayers.

Submit your new or changed and modified prayers to:  dick_ainsworth@sbcglobal.net

NANCY SCHUMACHER has a most urgent prayer request with a medical situation her Christ-filled family has suffered through for years. Only the Great Physician God can give them peace in this painful matter:

“On a visit to a cousin’s farm 20 years ago, Nancy’s 10-year-old son Ryan was riding down a 3-story high hill that he had ridden down many times before, when he skidded off the trail and hit a metal fertilizer wagon head-on at full speed (about 30 MPH). The rest of the family and his siblings were in the barn playing when the crash occurred. Ryan’s head was bleeding and his scalp was peeled off of his skull.

He was rushed to the hospital where 15 staples attached his scalp back on his head. No fractures, aneurysm or concussion were found, and an MRI was sent to the University of Michigan that came back negative. Ryan had migraines for two years after the accident, but a neurologist could not find anything physically wrong with him. The doctors didn’t want to test him until he started projectile vomiting due to the numbing medication to his scalp to kill the pain. Ryan doesn’t want to take out a medical marijuana card.

The migraines went away for several years but came back stronger than ever before, and he had to be put on a special program just so he could graduate from high school. The neurologist put him on Fioricet but it affected his personality in a negative way, and he became suicidal; so they won’t use that anymore. The only thing that helped was CBD oil, but he can no longer get that in Michigan without a prescription.

Sometimes his migraines are so bad he has to take off work as a sous chef. Ryan would rather be dead than suffer through this almost constant pain. The hospital doesn’t want to do another scan as they feel the two previous MRI’s would be too much radiation in his body. He is a certified scuba diver, and the oxygen seems to help when he dives. Their insurance won’t cover oxygen therapy unless a stroke or diabetes is involved, and it is too expensive privately. Ryan would be happy if only half of the constant pain would be reduced.

Please pray for God to heal the cause of these migraines and the constant pain. Ryan is a believer and knows God allowed this to happen for a reason but doesn’t understand why. When this accident happened, Nancy calmly told God He had loaned Ryan to her husband and her; but Ryan is His baby and He can do whatever He wants with him and they will trust Him. People have been praying for Ryan’s healing for years. Nancy is not ready to give up on prayer. That is one more reason they are anxious for the rapture.

So please pray for Ryan’s healing.

“Thank you so much, and to God be the Glory

“Nancy Schumacher”

PLEASE PRAY OVER THE MANY LEFT BEHIND BOXES and other spiritual and physical supplies, tools, Bibles, manuals, equipment, etc., so that they do not fall into the hands of evil. May God protect these crazy uncle efforts to further His Kingdom with those that will be left behind.

Also pray for the 144,000 witnesses, for these left-behind Jews will also witness successfully to the left- behind Gentiles. When Christ returns the Second Time, He will separate the sheep from the goats (Matthew 25: 31-46). Pray the new born-again left-behind followers of Christ will endure and be counted amongst the sheep.

ELAINE BARNES emails “Dear Dick, First I’d like to say thank you for setting up this site

(Dick’s comment: Thanks, but I didn’t set up the site. It was the Godly folks at www.raptureready.com (RR) who allow me to submit articles which they post. Aside from their site being a Biblical goldmine of accurate end-times information and guidelines, they allow me to include the prayer sections. I would urge all prayer warriors to offer prayers for those in my articles. But also go to their home page (if you haven’t already), and on the left-side column entitled “Rapture Ready’s Most Active Pages” go down the column’s list to the 5th page titled “Prayer Center.” It’s RR’s listing of prayer requests that are updated and made current every Monday).

Elaine continues, “I will pray for you, your ministry and the brothers and sisters who have asked for prayers for their loved ones.

“Secondly, I too have family members that have rejected the Truth of God’s saving grace and the mercy He gives. I ask for softening of the hearts and open ears for my brothers Kevin and Ken. Please pray that the teaching they received as children will be remembered and they will again accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

“Thirdly, I ask for prayers for my children, Emily and George, that they will open their hearts to the careers and spouses God has prepared for them. I pray that God will continue to use us in His service until we go home to meet Him in the clouds.

“God bless you.

“Elaine Barnes”

TANJA MICHAEL emails, “Please pray for my husband Jeff who stubbornly refuses to accept Jesus as his Savior. We are both 70, and I’ve been saved since 1979.

“Also my son Jason and his wife Claire and my granddaughter Eva, my brother-in-law Phil and his wife Kim and their children.

“We live in Queensland, Australia, in the Sunshine Coast near Brisbane.

“Thank you prayer warriors. To God be the Glory.

“Tanja Michael”

MISTY writes, “Hello Dick, I hope you are feeling well in your illness. I pray that your family will come to be saved. I thank you for your wonderful articles.

“Please pray for my son, Samuel. He is a disabled adult who is struggling on so many levels, especially anger with God over his condition. Please pray for his healing, peace, and future.

“Please pray for my brother, Rob. He is a homeless, unsaved, drug addict. Pray for the salvation of his soul.

“Thank you and God bless you.


(Dick’s reply): Misty, try to explain to your son Samuel that his disabled condition is not caused by God but is caused by Satan. God is just allowing Satan to have his way for the time being, and Satan is the root cause of all sickness, death, disabilities, etc. God has the sure cure for Samuel’s disability, and it is called “the rapture” in which in a split second his disability will disappear and he will have a new glorified body without pain, illness, etc., for all of eternity in heaven. So your son should be looking forward to the rapture. If he is left behind, his disability will become unbearable. Tell him I am too disabled and bedridden but count it as a blessing from God so I can devote more time to witnessing for God’s upcoming Kingdom.

CHRISTINE CIAK emails, “I have five children; one is saved. Please pray for the other four, plus my two oldest grandchildren.

“Also my mother and sister are staunch Catholics, as are my in-laws. Please pray that God will tear down the barriers that Satan has put up so they may know the truth.

“I have six other brothers and sisters who have fallen away (or were never really saved). Pray that they too will come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

“Lastly, pray for my husband (not saved) and me as I struggle with a sadness I can’t seem to shake.

“Thank you, and I’m praying for your requests, too, dear brothers and sisters.”



“My name is ROBERT BAKER . I am requesting prayer for the salvation of my wife Kerry, my three sons and their wives or girlfriend, my 7 grandchildren, my 3 brothers and 2 sisters and their families, my 3 sister-in-laws, my sister-in-law’s boyfriend John who is going through testing for possible pancreatic cancer. Pray for our overall health and my strength in the Lord.

“Thank you, my Lord Jesus.”

JEANIE CANNONE is requesting prayer for her daughter Mel and also for her granddaughter that they may soon open their eyes and hearts to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Jeanie also just finished chemo and radiation treatments and is bed-ridden with two fractures in her sacrum. She knows the Lord’s grace is sufficient for her healing. Please pray for her and her daughter and granddaughter.

MIRA AND HER FAMILY are requesting prayer for Jennie, Bradey and family. Please pray for their family as they grieve. Their daily struggle of coping with their September 2017 tragic loss of husband and father Brian has yet to lessen. They are still trying to live through their new normal.

And please pray for Sandra as she is going through some health issues.

(Dick’s note): Brian was a high school coach that had just taken his cross-country team to an event. He was returning to school with the team by school bus when a drunk driver was in the wrong side of the 2-lane country road and caused the head-on crash. Brian was driving the school bus.

JENNIFER McPHAIL is requesting everyone’s prayers for many of her family members who are yet to be saved. “Please pray that the Holy Spirit would move into the hearts of my five sons and my husband to put a deep desire in their hearts to know Him more intimately, to read His Word and to pray.

“I would also like prayers for boldness and courage to share the Gospel, and that I would be a blessing to my Lord and Savior.”

COLLEEN BOUTWELL is asking for your prayers for her adult son (Nick). Pray he will come to know Jesus as his Savior. He suffers from depression and anxiety as this has become very crippling for him. Pray that he will become financially secure with a decent job that he will be able to handle.

“Pray also for my family, my sister Robin, brother-in-law Steven, my nephews Taylor and Jake, my niece Stephanie and all those in my family that need to be saved.

“Please pray for relief of medical bills for my daughter Jennifer and sister-in-law Stanton.

“Thank you so much,

“In Christ,

“Colleen Boutwell”

KAT WERBELOW is requesting that you keep praying that she can find a church home and fellowship group in or near Clovis, California (Fresno County). Kat can be reached at: katwerbelow@yahoo.com

Kat is also requesting prayer for her son Chase who admits knowing and accepting the Lord in his heart but who still lives in the world and does not trust churches. Kat isn’t sure if Chase is saved or not, based on his fruits. Please pray that the Lord will shake him up to living for and loving the Lord Jesus.

Kat is also requesting prayer for her daughter Sierra who is a wonderful Christian woman and is dating a wonderful Christian man who is getting ready to propose to her in marriage. Kat writes that he doesn’t seem right for her; and Kat requests your prayers to guide Sierra in making the right decision and choice.  Kat writes, “I’m not sure this is the husband I’ve been praying for – for her! Please help me pray she listens to the Holy Spirit’s leading and guidance!


PLEASE PRAY for all the people and pastors who are FALLING AWAY from God’s Word in today’s churches. Pray that the Holy Spirit will turn them around in the right direction to follow God instead of chasing the cares of the world.

Also pray for those who don’t know the true God at all and those who follow false gods, that they will know the truth and come to His Saving Grace.

Pray for all those who are witnessing to the lost and unsaved people of this world living in darkness, that the protective hand of God will guard them.

DIMPLE MERIDEITH is asking for prayer for her great-granddaughter who is so unhappy over being bullied at school that she is suicidal. She is undergoing therapy at this time.

”Please pray for my son to accept Jesus and repent of his sins. He was raised in the church but was mistreated as a boy and is very bitter towards the church.”

KATALIN is requesting prayer for her husband, sons and their girlfriends, nephew, sister-in-law and parents-in-law to be saved. “We have an awesome God and He hears our prayers.

“I am also praying for everyone on your prayer list, too. Keep writing. May the Lord bless you and your family, too.


“Kali in Sydney (Australia)”

EVERYONE PLEASE PRAY for all those who do not know God’s word and promises, and that the barriers of Satan will be torn down and Jesus’ light and truth will shine through before the rapture. Pray for Ron that the truth of Jesus Christ will soon become clear and evident to him as the time of the rapture and Christ’s Coming grows near.

KAY CREED is requesting prayer for her daughter and three grandchildren that they will come to know JESUS before it is too late.

“Their names are Audrey (daughter), Malcomb (16), Emmett (13), and Nile (11). So every time you say “AMEN” you have remembered this earnest plea for their Salvation in JESUS before it’s too late.”

Audrey’s husband and the kid’s daddy (Joel Olson) died suddenly and mysteriously while out of the country (in England) 6½ years ago. Details at:


Or you can Google: Dr. Joel Olson PhD…Political Science Professor (agnostic and liberal) NAU. Flagstaff Arizona.

Joel was also one of Kayla Mueller’s professors at NAU (maybe you remember her being held hostage in Syria… and was killed by Islamic terrorists that took her hostage and held her for years while they tortured her to death).


Kay’s daughter (Audrey age 48) made a profession of faith when she was eleven but turned away from The LORD in her 20’s and is not raising the children to know the LORD.

“My heart is breaking! She has completely rejected The FAITH, me and all of my values. Nothing about her life from that time forward makes any sense to me. I am just desperate for them to come to KNOW JESUS IS LORD and SAVIOR! …. I know our time here is short.


“Kay Creed”

SANDY MERRIFIELD is requesting prayers for God to continue to strengthen her family’s walk with the Lord and also for her own greater strength and peace in her own personal walk with the Lord.

She is also requesting prayer for all of our family members in Christ worldwide who are being persecuted in His Name. Pray for strength, comfort and peace for all of them.

COLLEEN urgently requests your prayers for her lost family. She writes, “Please pray that my 2 nieces and 8 nephews, 3 brothers-in-law, one ex-sister-in law, one brother and 4 sisters will have a revelation of who Jesus Christ is, that they will accept Him as their Savior. Please pray that they will have others that know Christ who will come into their lives.

“Please pray that each one of them will have their eyes opened to the truth of who Jesus Christ is and their need for Him. Please pray that my husband will have a hunger to follow Christ.

“Please pray that God will cure my health issues so that I might have the physical strength to serve God and seek after Christ. Please pray that my heart will be surrendered to Him and that I will be led by God and His Spirit.

“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I have lost my focus and will to even know how to be a testimony in these times.

“In Christ alone,


(Dick’s comments): Colleen hasn’t lost the focus and will as to how to be a testimony for Christ. People who have lost their focus and will can’t write a prayer such as what Colleen just did. Satan is the author of confusion, and it is he who tricks people into believing they have lost their focus and will. If Colleen wasn’t doing God’s Will, Satan wouldn’t be battling her so fiercely trying to convince her otherwise and for her to just shut up. But Colleen is a true prayer warrior who doesn’t let illness and physical ailments stop her from serving God and being a strong witness.

KATHY FRAZIER is requesting prayers for several of her family members. Her 87-year-old Dad is not saved and has a very hard heart towards anything to do with God.

“Also please pray for my older brother and his family, my younger brother and his family, that they all will come to Christ. And also my daughter that she draws closer to Jesus.

“And please continue to pray for my Mom who has been diagnosed with a rare cancer three years ago, and so far has been in remission (she’s outlived the prognosis by 2½ years!).  The most recent CT scan came back clear of cancer! However, she does have a 7mm spot on her liver that will be looked at again in 3-6 months, but the doctors are confident it is benign. I love my Mom so very much. Please pray for her.

“And please pray for my husband’s parents who are not saved either. Please pray for them!

“Thank you so very much, prayer warriors! You are so appreciated.

“In Christ,

“Kathy Frazier”

SHERRY asks for your prayers for salvation and deliverance from drugs for her adult son. His name is Joe. And also for her daughter Amy for her relationship with the Lord be restored, and for her healing from several health issues she has been having.

Also pray for the salvation of Sherry’s two grandsons.

“Thank you and God Bless all of you.”

RHONDA WILLIAMS is requesting your prayers for the unsaved members of her family which includes her two grown sons (Daniel and Charles), her two granddaughters (Amiyah and Saniyah) and three sisters and a brother (Faye, Vickie, Sharon and Greg). Please pray for them all.

Rhonda has nine (9) nieces and nephews who do not know or accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. So Rhonda is requesting prayer for all of them by name.

Brother and sister Christopher and Misty need Christ in their life. Misty claims to be Wiccan. Also pray for nephew Jake.

Brothers Travis and James, also with brothers and sisters Tabitha and Matthew, and Steven and Christine.

Rhonda also says, “It’s exciting to know our prayer requests are going around the world.”

MARILYN YORK requests pray for her entire family, including her brother and sister.

GRETA BRYANT needs prayer for her lost family that consists of three grown sons with families, plus her husband and his family.

LIGHT OF THE WORLD ministry in India continues to struggle trying to recover from the devastating Hindu terrorist attack that burned their church building to the ground, plus many of their teaching materials, tracts, Bibles, etc. Pray that God will replace these materials and facilities as they are really needed NOW as the rapture draws near.

Please pray for God’s Blessing over Pastor Param and wife Asha’s youngest daughter Amulya and her husband Solomon in their recent marriage. This is Deevena’s younger sister. Pray for Riya Joe to grow strong and healthy in Our Lord. May God Bless the entire family ministry as they continue to serve Jesus during their many hardships and stumbling blocks placed upon them by the devil.

Pray for the many new pastors, teachers and disciples being trained by their church so they may go into areas populated with people who do not know Christ and be protected by God from the constant evil forces that stalk them.

Also pray for their safety as they travel to remote areas to preach the Gospel to young and old alike. May God guide and protect them with his protective hand against the evil that confronts them continuously. May God protect their street pastors who witness on the streets of their cities bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and unbelievers. Pray for the widows, orphans and others in need of God’s Blessings. And also for their kids and youth Bible camps. Pray that the Holy Spirit will lead more to be baptized by the Holy Spirit of God, and the Gospel Outreach camps.

You can contact and get more information on this ministry from Pastor Param at koyyaparamjyothi@yahoo.com and Sister Deevena at lightoftheworld_90@yahoo.com

CYNTHIA is asking for prayers from the brethren for her family. God knows what those concerns are, but He loves prayer.

THE USA NEEDS GUIDANCE from God’s Holy Spirit to lead many lost people to God’s Saving Grace. The president and his family, along with the vice-president and his family, need protection from Satan and their deceiving ways as our nation’s leadership tries to lead this country back closer to God. The president’s administration and staff are under continuous attack from the earthly forces of the devil and need God’s help to battle through these evil forces to do what is righteous for Americans in the eyes of God (Daniel 2:21). So please pray for the entire Trump administration as they try to follow and enforce God’s Laws and Commandments.

Also pray for America’s many enemies and adversaries within the USA and from the four corners of the earth that they will come to Jesus Christ and their hearts will be changed for the good, and away from evil.

MATT JACKSON requests prayer for the Rohr family and their daughter Rachel as they are practicing Catholics. He also wishes the Lord would find a way for him to come into contact with this family again so he can continue to witness the ways of the Lord to them.

DICK wants to express his sincere appreciation to those who have prayed for the salvation of his family and his improving health. Some of his family members are really coming alive spiritually, and it is easy to witness to them now and answer their questions. But please continue to pray for them as some are not on solid ground yet.

Dick is also requesting prayer for his longtime school classmate Jim Harris who has recently rejected Dick’s efforts at witnessing the Word of God to him.

The doctors told Dick he is showing improvements health-wise. Pray his health will still improve, as he has been taken off the antibiotics. Dick is terminal but does not fear death as he knows eternal life awaits him. But he prays to God that he can be raptured by Our Lord while still alive on earth as a witness to his left-behind family and friends rather than raptured out of the grave, as he wants to do the Lord’s Work up until the very second Christ calls him home (Philippians 1: 23-24).

DICK is also requesting prayer for his brother in Christ Rusty Wagner who is due to serve his time in a Pennsylvania State Prison on June 24, 2020. He was a real hard case for many years but found Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior seven years ago, and has turned his life around. Pray that he will pass his GED and get his diploma. Also pray that his sister Nancy and brother Brian will again connect with him as family.

Also pray for Thomas Smith who was recently released from a North Carolina state prison. A local church has found him a job and a home, plus they visit him regularly to share the Word and Gospel of Jesus Christ. May God be with Thomas and that church to keep them both strong. Dick corresponded via mail with Thomas for 22 years and witnessed Thomas’ spiritual growth over those years and his active role in the prison chapel.

PAULA PARSONS is requesting more prayer for her good friend Nicky White. Previous prayer has been answered as Nicky has been taken off of chemo; her large tumor has shrunk and now she is on radiotherapy. Nicky wants to thank everyone for their previous prayers.

Paula is also very thankful that your prayers have led her dad Tony to finally accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Continue to pray for him so as to help him grow stronger in his faith.

Her sister-in-law Val is now going to church and is asking questions about the Lord. She finds a huge peace there, but has yet to accept Jesus into her heart. Please pray for Val that the Holy Spirit will guide her down this straight and narrow road to eternal salvation in heaven.

Paula also wants to thank all who prayed for her daughter Rachel who is now a follower of Jesus Christ. Let her grow rapidly in her faith and become a strong prayer warrior for those who need prayer.

Rachel and Paula both are requesting prayer for the health and saintly well-being of Paula’s mum/Rachel’s grandmother who is Catholic. She has yet to come to Jesus as her Savior; thus, is still suffering violent dreams and haunting nightmares along with intense fears of death, all of which is placed in her mind by Satan as she sleeps. When she awakes, Satan has placed the fears of death in her heart and soul. Pray that she will soon accept Jesus and that Our Lord and His restraining Holy Spirit will place barriers around her to block all of Satan’s evil tricks and deceptions. Our Lord will protect those who belong to Him.

Also both of them truly seek your prayers in that Rachel’s job opportunities remain solid and growing.

Email prayer requests to:  dick_ainsworth@sbcglobal.net