The response for last issue’s Pre-Rapture Prayer List #6 was explosive, to say the least. I know of no other way to explain it!
In the 10-day period from posting #5 and filing #6, I received 18 email prayer requests plus six of my own (mine were directed towards ministries in India and Thailand, the Philippine Islands, the Trump family, administration, staff and their families, and two individuals). Also included were 3 health and healing prayer requests. There were also six prayer requests for unnamed families and groups.
But the 18 individual prayer requests for rapture salvation named 251 individuals by name. To me, this is a clear sign of the approaching end times, rapture and 7-year tribulation period as the Holy Spirit is leading crazy uncles to seek public prayer in favor of family, friends and loved ones.
Time is growing short. I would surely like to see those numbers grow for upcoming articles.
More info on this Pre-Rapture Prayer List series is at the end of this article.
I do note a lot or fear and anxiety among those who email in prayers for those who haven’t come to the saving grace of Jesus Christ as of yet. I have that, too. Maybe the following piece will help ease the minds who suffer with fears and anxiety.
God’s Solution to Fear and Anxiety
How to face our fear and anxiety is clearly laid out in scripture.
Written by Gary Fleetwood
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
Everyone has fears, everyone becomes anxious, and everyone experiences very stressful moments in their life. Just because someone is a Christian does not exempt them from the stressful events or from the effects that fear and anxiety can produce in their life. For instance, medical science has been saying for a long time that stress, fear, and anxiety are very harmful to the body because they destroy a person’s immune system. So, the more that someone worries about things that they often cannot change, the greater will be the negative effects on their life. Stressful events are more than able to take a person’s focus off of God and to place it on their difficult circumstances. So, what we want to do is to see what God’s Word says about how a believer can actually win their battle over fear and anxiety.
What does it really mean to be “anxious”?
The word “anxious” means to become troubled, unsettled, and deeply concerned about something. It means to constantly be worrying about something that most of the time we cannot change. It refers to the person who seems to worry about everything. Something happens in their life, and they begin to worry about it so much that it consumes their thought life. They cannot rest for worrying about something. It affects their sleep and their eating, and the fear of something negative that may happen begins to control their life.
Several years ago, my oldest son was working in a very dangerous part of the world. He had to travel every day on what was considered at that time as the most dangerous 10 miles of road in the world. Obviously, it was something that made our family very anxious. However, it was during that time that God began to teach me about Philippians 4:6-7, and it became one of my two life verses. What I learned was how to handle that which made me anxious.
So, what is God’s solution to fear and anxiety in our life?
God’s solution is simple. It is to bring our concerns to Him in prayer and He will provide His peace in our life – which He did for me about my son’s daily safety. These verses do not say that God will change our difficult and stressful circumstances, but rather that God will provide an inner and supernatural peace that will “guard” and protect our heart and mind so that our difficult circumstances will no longer consume our life. Rather than always being anxious about my son’s safety, I simply began to pray each morning for God to protect him. Rather than worrying about something that I could not change or control, I began committing my son into God’s care each day. Once that happened, God’s supernatural peace began to deeply influence my heart and mind and helped me to rest in His control over all things.
What does it mean to “guard” our heart and mind?
The word “guard” means to keep someone safe with a military guard. Everywhere that the President of the United States goes, he always has people guarding him. That is the idea with the word “guard.” It is knowing that God will always protect the believer’s heart and mind so that worrying and being afraid will not consume their life.
THIS ARTICLE’S PRAYER REQUESTS FROM WORLDWIDE PRAYER WARRIORS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
I have very clearly presented the gospel to my brother Gary, and my former husband Fred. Response is underwhelming in their lack of acceptance. I would dearly appreciate prayer for them. I continue with all my heart daily for them and other family members as well. Thank you.
God bless you.
Dear Mr. Ainsworth,
I would be so thankful if you could place my family on your prayer request list. They are: Jack and Barbara Peck, David Peck, Heather Peck, Damian Peck, Kelly Bannick, Jackie Peck, Barb Baker, David and Elizabeth Sierra.
Also some good friends and co-workers: Christina Faeth, Baidaa Powers, Jennifer Nazzaro, LaTanya Brown, and Natalie Marsh.
Thank-you so much! God bless you and keep you in His tender care.
Sister in Christ,
I would appreciate prayer for the salvation of my grandson, Caleb Bauer, who is 20 years old. He went to a Baptist church before college, so he’s heard the gospel but so far hasn’t accepted Jesus as his Savior.
Sharon Wall is requesting prayer for the salvation of Carl Bloomquist and Florence Worak.
Hope you’re accepting praise items, because I have one.
About a month ago, the college-age son of a friend was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. The ‘perp’ hit the lad’s car as he was getting in, crushing part of his body – as well as his skull – between the door and the vehicle frame. He was taken to the medical unit at University of Virginia where they managed to stabilize him, but his prognosis was grim. They actually didn’t expect him to live, but God’s grace was at work. He was later moved to a center near Atlanta which specializes in head & brain trauma. Many, many people have been praying for him, and a few days ago he began responding to commands/requests from nurses and therapists. The staff is astonished at his progress and said it’s nothing short of miraculous.
Literally thousands of people have been praying for him, and God has answered mightily.
God is good. All the time.
We’re praising God for His granting of these petitions of thousands.
Thanks for maintaining your Prayer List.
My wife’s Dementia is getting worse. Pray that she comes into the fold before her comprehension is gone. I will never consider a nursing home.
I’m deeply grieved, fellow Christians, at those who attend full Gospel churches that don’t want to talk about the rapture. They tell me I am wasting my time in preparing left-behind kits. I’m grieving for them. We live in a time of signs. They are everywhere. And all folks do is pad their earthly nests.
I’m stashing away Chick tracts (www.chick.com) now. Got a donation for them. I have a stack of Bibles, medical and how-to books along with wilderness survival manuals, 16 years of the Backwoodsman magazines and a whole room full of food and gear.
I believe my work will follow me.
Most of the churches around here are mega churches interested in mega bucks. The one closest to me is Pentecostal and rejects the Trinity. They believe in a post-rapture and for whatever reason try to recruit me whenever they can. Name it and claim it. Blab it and grab it.
The rapture is soon. God have mercy on idiots. Why can’t people see what’s going on? It could not be more plainly shown.
The best way to survive the tribulation period is to be in the rapture. Otherwise, there are no guarantees. The water will be poisoned, grass will be burned, one-third of the trees burned. This does not bode well for gardening or foraging. You are going to have a hard time of it. You will have to rely on prayer like never before. You may be fed with manna? Who knows how much help you will get?
Thank you and all the prayer warriors. Please pray for my son Joseph, his wife Meredith, our 4-year-old granddaughters Corinne and Kennedy and 1-year-old grandson Jack to all accept our Lord Jesus as Savior. Please pray for my son David to be strengthened in his faith and for his wife Whitney to be saved.
Please pray for my Christian neighbors Chuck and Brookie for help with their serious health and family problems. Please bless and guide Ron, Al, Alan, Rex, Dr. Mazzoleni and their families. Please lead Drs. Hassan and Yassir and their families out of Islam and to Christ.
Please pray for my wife Vicki to be blessed. Please pray for our Lord and Holy Spirit to continue helping me to be the man He wants me to be.
Please pray for Edward, Greg, Crystal, Jasmine, Ernest Sr. and Junior, Demetria’s, Clayton, Colin, Samantha. Victoria, Sarah and Carol. They are all family. My neighbors Drew, Corey, David, Mark, Terry, Angie. Thank you; I have been putting them on every prayer group I can find. Also Kim and her family; she has not spoken to me in many years. She just tossed me away, but I refuse to give up on her.
Thank you Bro. Ainsworth for this needed ministry of prayer.
I would like to request prayer for my grandson-in-law, Jonathan. Before he married my granddaughter, I asked him if he was a born-again Christian. He told me he was, and I understand he did attend some kind of Christian high school.
The problem is, he was in the Army for six years with two tours of duty in Iraq. He has PTSD from that experience but refuses to admit it. I believe he may be bi-polar also as he shows symptoms of that disorder.
He works very hard but has started drinking and was recently charged with DUI. He also smokes and drinks a lot of energy drinks. The Army pushed the energy drinks and cigarettes on the men to help them stay awake and alert, so Jonathan told me. Alcohol, energy drinks and cigarettes are very dangerous used together and can cause heart attacks.
He has tried to quit smoking several times, but cannot seem to quit.
Please help me pray that the Lord will deliver Jonathan from cigarettes, energy drinks and alcohol, and that he will get the help he needs for his PTSD.
My granddaughter is saved but is devastated by his behavior. Please pray that Christina will be strong and courageous as she deals with this. They have a two-year-old precious daughter.
Thank you so much for this ministry, and may God continue to bless this work.
Holy Father, we pray this prayer to You in the Name of your Son Jesus Christ.
We pray that you send Your Holy Spirit to the hearts and souls of those from all over the world who may be left behind after the rapture, to soften their hearts and open their minds to the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ. May they all receive His Gospel.
Also comfort the stressed-out hearts of the worldwide crazy uncles who are making every effort to convert them. And we ask you to place a restraining order on Satan’s messengers of evil who are deceiving and lying to Your creation.
We also pray that those that are left behind will accept the Gospel soon after the rapture. Guard them against Satan’s lies and trickery.
We pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
I am requesting prayer for my son and his wife (Jon & Andrea) in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Tell you what I am fighting with. My sister is dying but she is saved and unafraid, and ready to be with her Lord and Savior.
My wife has dementia and has yet to have chosen Jesus. Pray for her.
My daughters have homosexual friends and attend those gay weddings. Now they are attending a satanic Halloween wedding of two of their Wiccan friends. Everyone has to dress up as some obscene idiot. Pray that my daughters can break away from Satan’s grasp and into the saving grace of Jesus.
(Dick’s reply): Worldwide prayer warriors are needed desperately for Anthony’s family.
Very little surprises me anymore. I have seen the depravation men can do. But the news of two middle school girls ages 11 and 12 waiting to kill students, eat their flesh and drink their blood while claiming to be Satanists – I’m not sure what to say?
I’m praying that the Lord our God will increase the torment on Satan 10,000-times from here on out for every deluded soul on earth. And it’s supposed to get worse after the rapture.
Everyone was so excited over the $1.6 billion lottery. Why? I’m not seeing good in it.
(Dick’s reply): Maybe those “excited” lottery players think they can take it with them?!
For the RR readers unfamiliar with the case: on October 21, Bartow (Florida) Police Chief Joe Hall arrested two middle school students (girls age 11 and 12) on conspiracy to commit murder at their school. The two girls had planned for weeks to kill up to 15 [smaller students that would be] easier to overpower. They were awaiting victims in a school restroom, and the police found them armed with a butcher knife, an assortment of other knives, scissors and a pizza cutter. They confessed to be Satan worshippers and planned to drink the blood and eat the flesh of the children-victims.
We all need to pray that Christ’s Holy Spirit restrainer and comforter will free these two young girls from Satan’s grip and lead them to a life following Christ. We also need to thank God for His protective hand over the young innocent children who were intended to become victims.
Anthony continues, “I had an amazing call to pray lately. I find myself in the night with urgency. During the day I feel burdened to pray for the writers at Rapture Ready who are in my prayers, as I feel they are all under attack. Maybe the Lord is using me to intercede for you?”
(Writer/editor at Rapture Ready): Thank you, Anthony. We praise God for His leading you to intercede for us, as we are definitely under attack. Satan would love to discourage us and shut us up, as he would all the brethren who defend the faith. Yours and others’ prayers are greatly appreciated.
(Dick’s reply): We are in a spiritual war with evil, so prayers for us are appreciated and needed. We have Christ’s comforter and restrainer on our side who is all-powerful against the forces of evil on this planet.
Those of you who are regular followers of the “After the Rapture” series plus this public “Prayer Requests” series are well aware of Anthony as being what I call “a true prayer warrior,” whose constant prayer life is inspired by the Holy Spirit. He is very unselfish when praying for others, yet he will boldly not hesitate one bit in sticking his finger deeply into one of Satan’s eye sockets!
Anthony started emailing me in the late spring in a brother-to-brother manner which I decided to make public in my articles. The Holy Spirit led Anthony to email me, and that same Holy Spirit (and you know there’s only One!) led me to make his words and prayers available to the thousands upon thousands of faithful prayer warriors worldwide in 36 different foreign languages. Heaven only knows literally how much prayer thunder is being generated and directed towards Our Father through His Son. Thousands worldwide are following Anthony and others’ example and bombarding the heavens with prayers. So many fingers for only two hateful angry eye sockets to poke and punch!
Time on earth is running out. We can’t give up in despair because Satan appears to be winning and in charge, because he is not. God is still in control of the universe. He just allows Satan to have his way in his limited time left before his trip to the bottomless pit, followed by an eternity in the lake of fire. We have that in black-and-white (from Genesis thru Revelation). God’s allowing Satan to control earth is merely God’s Way of testing His creation one last time before the final judgment.
Satan uses tricks, deceit and lies to turn us and those we try to teach and pray for. One of Satan’s best tricks and lies he uses on us is to deceive us into fearing him. But he can’t do a cotton-picking thing to any of us. All he can do is trick, lie and deceive us into doing his will by our own bad choices. We do it to ourselves. But there are no tricks, deceit and lies from God. It is all free choice to Godly truths and promises. All we need to do is “ask.”
So our intense prayer life is important to fill the clouds at the rapture. But we must also pray for those left behind after the rapture that they confess and repent in order to be saved. After that, we will all get together in the millennium to finish our witnessing and teaching for the Lord. Then comes eternal peace without any satanic presence and interference.
So don’t give up and cut back in prayer. Do the opposite. Fill my inbox with prayers aimed at loading the heavens with God’s creation. If you despair and slack off in prayer, you are letting Satan have his way by your own free choice. Don’t let Satan deceive and trick you into earthly bad habits. Do what is pleasing to God. Satan offers you no rewards for serving him. But God does.
“Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive us our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory. Forever. Amen” (Matthew 6: 9-13).
Holy Father, Lord Jesus. The upcoming midterm election is the most important in this nation’s history. And it will strongly affect the decisions of the world. Please allow candidates to be elected that will support and fulfill that your will will be done.
Also have the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit be upon the many crazy uncles who are trying to lead those who have not accepted your free gift of salvation to do so before the rapture.
We pray this in Jesus’ Holy Name.
A good way to build a stronger prayer life is to print off hard copies of Prayer Lists #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and following, and at any time of day or night when you as an individual want to pray to the Lord, take out your printed copies and read/pray over them again. This is also great for family group prayer and home church group prayer. God has a very big memory, and all prayers are recorded by Our Lord and Savior.
Go back in RR’s archives (www.raptureready.com) for previously posted Prayer Lists and prayers:
- “Time is Running Out” prayer kit (posted in RR archives March 4, 2018)
- Pre-Rapture Prayer List #1 (posting date in RR archives is July 24, 2018)
- Pre-Rapture Prayer List #2 (posting date in RR archives is August 8, 2018)
- “A Prayer” by Alice Childs (posting date in RR archives is July 22, 2018)
- Pre-Rapture Prayer List #3 (posting date in RR archives is August 17, 2018)
- “The Ultimate Prayer” by Dr. Thomas J. Miranda (posted in RR archives Sept. 14, 2018)
- Pre-Rapture Prayer List #4 (posting date in RR archives is September 30, 2018)
- Pre-Rapture Prayer List #5 (posting date in RR archives is October 12, 2018)
- Pre-Rapture Prayer List #6 (posting date in RR archives is October 18, 2018)
Email prayer lists on to others.
I have a new email address: Email new prayer requests to: email@example.com