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Prayer Requests Anonymous 02/12/2023 (Sun) 09:27:20 ID: 726d05 No.23695
Didn't see one active, so I decided to make one. Reply with your prayer requests and I will include them in my daily prayers and when I go to Mass. Other anons are encouraged to do the same.
I have an absolutely horrendous roomate forced into my institutional sober living quarters. I'm near to murder, and don't know how to deal with this situation. Pray for me Anons.
>>23696 Praying for you.
Pray that I learn to trust God more and that I have a fruitful and penitential Lent.
>>23775 Amen.
prayers for me overcoming my porn addiction. Its been tumbling highs and lows
>>23953 Amen.
>>23695 go away anime
go away moslem
I was kicked out of my church not donating enough, please pray for my faith to heal and for me to find a forever church home with a community of Christians who will love and accept me
>>23997 thats a thing? Dang. Godspeed.
>>23997 Sounds like a bad church. The Church i go to doesn't ask for donations during the sermon besides having a box in the church. So it's more voluntary. I never liked the idea of paying the church 10% (or however) of your income, but they unfortunately need money as well.
>>24003 >I never liked the idea of paying the church 10% its a biblical concept, although i think in the Bible it was worded as 10% for God since there was a difference between tithe and the temple tax
>>24004 >its a biblical concept Could you show me where in the Bible it says ?
Oral Arguments for Hachette v. Internet Archive will begin on Monday https://archive.is/J7451 Pray that the Internet Archive wins their court case.
Pray that the Restrict bill doesn't pass. Here is a summery of the bill: In addition to Sens. Warner and Thune, the legislation is co-sponsored by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Susan Collins (R-ME), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Mitt Romney (R-UT). Vendors from the U.S. and allied countries have supplied the world’s information communications and technology (ICT) for decades. In recent years, the global ICT supply chain has changed dramatically; a number of prominent foreign vendors – many subject to the control of autocratic and illiberal governments – have gained significant market share in a variety of internet infrastructure, online communications, and networked software markets. The growth and prevalence of these untrusted vendors pose serious risks to the nation’s economic and national security. The RESTRICT Act comprehensively addresses the ongoing threat posed by technology from foreign adversaries by better empowering the Department of Commerce to review, prevent, and mitigate ICT transactions that pose undue risk, protecting the US supply chain now and into the future. THE CHALLENGE: Over the past years, foreign technology, including telecommunications equipment, social media applications, security software, and e-commerce platforms, have entered the U.S. market and become increasingly embedded within our information and communications networks, posing novel threats to U.S. citizens’ data, U.S. critical infrastructure, the privacy of Americans’ and businesses’ communications, our information ecosystem, and security of everyday products. Notable ICT products – such as Kaspersky antivirus software, telecommunications equipment supplied by Huawei, and software products from firms based in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) – gained traction while the United States government struggled to identify and respond to threats posed by these products in a timely manner. Growing concerns with consumer software from vendors in the PRC – such as ByteDance’s TikTok, Tencent’s WeChat, and Alibaba’s Alipay – have raised serious concerns about a lack of consistent policies to identify threats posed by foreign ICT products and insufficient authorities to act decisively and comprehensively to address them. Further illuminating these concerns, the top two apps by absolute downloads in the United States from January 15, 2023 to February 13, 2023 were from PRC vendors Temu and ByteDance. Individual agencies have attempted to utilize their various authorities to address foreign ICT threats within their own jurisdictions, but efforts have often been disjointed, failed to comprehensively address identified risks, or, simply proved slow and under-suited to the complexity and interconnectedness of the global ICT supply chain. Further, these efforts often rely on antiquated authorities delegated to the President by Congress in a pre-digital age. A new approach is needed to systemically review and address the challenges posed by technology from foreign adversaries. Both the current and previous Administrations have rallied around a more holistic solution: granting the Department of Commerce authority to review, block, and mitigate a range of trans- actions involving foreign information and communications technology that pose undue risk. Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology (RESTRICT) Act THE SOLUTION: The RESTRICT Act establishes a risk-based process, tailored to the rapidly changing technology and threat environment, by directing the Department of Commerce to identify and mitigate foreign threats to information and communications technology products and services. This measured, risk-based approach is especially vital in the context of personal communications services, where federal courts have blocked prior efforts to take remedial steps against foreign software vendors as insufficiently tailored and based on insufficiently-substantiated risks. The Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology (RESTRICT) Act would: • Require the Secretary of Commerce to establish procedures to identify, deter, disrupt, prevent, prohibit, and mitigate transactions involving information and communications technology products in which any foreign adversary has any interest and poses undue or unacceptable risk to national security. • Prioritize evaluation of ICT products used in critical infrastructure, integral to telecommunications products, or pertaining to a range of defined emerging, foundational, and disruptive technologies with serious national security implications. • Ensure comprehensive actions to address risks of untrusted foreign ICT by requiring the Secretary to take up consideration of concerning activity identified by other USG entities. • Educate the public and business community about the threat by requiring the Secretary of Commerce to coordinate with the Director of National Intelligence to provide declassified information on how transactions denied or otherwise mitigated posed undue or unacceptable risk.
>>24050 If anyone is wondering they lost. https://archive.ph/AOCrN
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>>24103 This is what happens as soon as we get too comfortable having nice things. >>24101 Will pray. Can I get a tl;dr on this? Just further increase of government overreach under the guise of "national security"? I can't really find anyone else sounding the alarm on this.
>>24103 shame it's a good place to find old Christian books that are out of print
>>24106 A summery would be the government is trying to get more control of social media, one aspect of it is they will require you to present a license to use social media.
>>24106 Call your representative and tell them to oppose the Restrict Act because it's an invasion of internet free speech and privacy and if they don't oppose it then tell them that you will vote against them in the primaries.
Suffering from a lot of mental stress/anxiety/depression/lack of motivation for the past couple weeks, and a lot of anger that things that really shouldn't bother me. Prayer would be appreciated.
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>>24141 I was planning on at least e-mailing my representative and maybe my senators (all Democrats). Are there any specific points I should cover or bring up. >>24143 Will pray.
>>24146 Say you want the representative/senator to oppose the bill because it restricts free speech and privacy and say that if they don't that you'll vote against them in primaries.
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>>24147 >if they don't that you'll vote against them in primaries A pretty empty threat in a mono-party state such as mine, but it's better than doing nothing and just complaining online.
>>24148 It's making a difference. https://archive.ph/LKQhp
>>24149 There's an open letter/petition that you can sign. Supposedly it'll automatically contact your representative. If you don't want to tie yourself to this particular petition it has a letter in the description that you could just copy and paste in an e-mail to your congressmen. >https://resist.bot/petitions/PUERDB Meanwhile, pray that my fears about technological/scientific advancements and their ramifications may be assuaged.
>>24157 Okay, i emailed my representative the description.
I will be tracking this thread each night before I go to bed and praying for each one in here. Please let me know if there is any specific requests you have.
Trying to quit weed and atheism. Please pray for me
>>24530 Thanks anon. The more people we have praying, the better. That's what this thread is all about. Please pray that I get over my cold.
Anons, pray for me. These last few years I've been feeling sad and alone stained by my addictions and sin. God sent a girl who recently lost her father (7 months, he was the only one who had a job), her heart is broken, her mother and brother too. I have been praying for God to comfort their hearts and I still do. Her mother is very fond of me, so I always have fun when I'm with them. I have seen with my own eyes how this trial is strengthening their faith. I have rejoiced and admired this testimony of theirs. I am studying the Bible intensely and praying to overcome my sins, but I still keep falling into the same mistakes. (porn) Please anons, pray for me to overcome my sins and for God to comfort the hearts of this family. So that in the end, that all these things glorify the name of the Lord.
If there are any updates to your prayers, or if they have been answered, please let us know.
>>24595 Still haven't had progress with the awful roomate situation, but at least he's starting to be out of the room when I'm working.
>>24595 My cold is getting better. Thanks to anyone who prayed for me.
I want someone who understands and cares about me. I can't pray for myself anymore. If god can answer this then I might start believing in him again.
>>24634 Hey anon, I will pray for you. I am feeling that we are going through the same situation. God has a much greater purpose in our lives. Message me on telegram: @onestaali
There is a particular person who I really care about, but because of the stars i had to stop interacting as much as I used to. I'm sending prayers every single night so that this person is ok. I want her to be the very best of herself possible. If you anons may join, I would be glad if you could do this as well. I just really hope she does the right things in life. Sometimes I wonder if she knows how much I care
I talk to God all throughout the day, but He doesn't seem to talk back or give me any hope.
I'm trying to not be angry/aggressive/wrathful on the internet, but I'm not sure how to do that. God doesn't shine any of His light in my life. Guess I should jus avoid the internet, but then I'll never face the challenges and truly learn and grow.
>>24755 >>24762 Perhaps you are being tested, do not lose hope.
Please pray for Nick, John, and Jessie to get clean and be free from substance abuse for good.
Any updates?
>>24171 Well i got an update to my email about the Restrict Act. Here is what he said: "This year, a number of bills have been introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives ranging from limits on the type of personal data TikTok can collect to a nationwide ban of the app. These bills include: *H.R. 1153, the Deterring America’s Technological Adversaries (DATA) Act, which would mandate the Administration to ban TikTok or any software that threaten U.S. national security. *H.R. 503, the No TikTok on United States Devices Act, which would prohibit TikTok from being downloaded on U.S. devices and ban commercial activity with ByteDance. *H.R. 231, the Terminate TikTok on Campus Act of 2023, which would prohibit an institution of higher education from receiving federal funds unless it takes certain actions to ban the use of TikTok. If any bill regarding TikTok reaches the House floor for a vote, I will take into account the protection of values in California’s 19th Congressional District and the security of the United States of America."
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>>24998 I hope no one here is foolish enough to applaud this action. These people aren't your friends. IBs will be outlawed eventually by this exact same type of ridiculous overreach. Christian media? Outlawed. >muh 'stop all le bad software on muh campuses!111' Lol. What could possibly go wrong with this carefully-laid plan?
Please pray for me brothers. I may have secured a great opportunity to provide for my family through His mercy.
>>25002 Thanks for letting us know Anon. Heavenly Father, Open doors for this man. Please prosper the work of this brother's hands, in Jesus' name. Thank You.
Asking again to see if there are any updates to previous requests, as well as any new ones.
>>25218 Thank you for asking Anon. The situation regarding my roomate has improved dramatically: he no longer is. :)
>>25219 I trust that means either you or him moved out and he is still alive
>>25218 Thanks, brother. I couldn't land that job yet, but I trust His mercy and count on your prayers.
>>25221 Yes, ofc. :)
Please pray for my neighbor family a few houses down, they're going through a very difficult time. While on vacation three of them got into a horrible car accident, and their oldest daughter had her back very very badly broken. I'm praying for them all every night, and I really hope that she can recover well. The wreck was a few weeks back, so there's not much that can really be done now but wait and see how the recovery goes
>>25251 The Lord is with his faithful in times of struggle, praying for a recovery.
Please pray that God talks to me again.
>>25251 >>25255 I will include both of you.
Brothers, I have been having medical difficulties, and it's probably cancer. Please pray for my health, and for my family's strength, and in the event of the worst for none of us to act in a manner which is inappropriate towards God.
>>25285 I will pray for your health, hope you get well anon. God may be with you.
>>25285 I'll include you as well.
>>25255 Have you tried fasting for a few days?
>>25288 I have been fasting every day from when i sleep 7pm to 12pm.
Checking again for new/updated requests
>>25317 Update for >>25255 i had a dream that i was playing soccer with Jesus and there was a book that had the title of "I am as gentle as he is" which is an accurate description of me most of the time.
>>25319 NTA. That's pretty neat, Anon. Thanks for sharing it.
Please pray that God talks to me, once again.
>>25332 Reminds me of The Imitation of Christ if you ever read that, inasmuch as he talks about the visitations of God and the Psalm 13 sort of things.
please pray I get a good job. I've been a Hikki for so long I'm starting to degenerate.
>>25332 I had another dream about Jesus, where he said "what inconvenience can i help with?" and then i woke up before i could answer.
>>25336 There is more to this Dream, when i was an atheist i would complain that God made a bad world of inconveniences.
>>25334 What about the books reminds you of me praying for God to talk to me.
>>25335 OK Anon, stay encouraged!
>>25335 That's two now anon. Lord Jesus, hear our prayer! Would You please help us find work and provide for our loved ones? Would You please allow us to, through such work, give glory to Your benevolence and testimony to Your mercy? We trust that You desire nothing but what is best for us, and we long to see You do Your will in each of our lives, with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
My dog had an inspection today. The vet detect him a tumour in the spleen. Tomorrow I'm gonna go to see if he can have a surgery before it get's worse. Please, I would like if you pray with me for his safety. Thanks.
Hi anons, I've been really lost in life recently. It seems my engagement has fallen through and I feel terribly uncertain about my future now after being together for 5 years. I somehow stumbled over here and it brings me some hope and joy to find a Christian corner—I'm not exactly Christian, but I've been going to church recently as well as praying more. I think I'd like to convert someday, but for now it feels really daunting. Please pray for me to find my way. Sorry for the long rambling post, just been really lonely. Thanks guys. I'll keep you all in my thoughts as well.
>>25426 I've been there. Breaking up after 5 years (not a Christian relationship by any standard). You look around, age against you, in the hopes of finding something. Jesus calls you... and you resist, as if the commitment to Him is much too heavy, or as if you could find what you are looking for without him. You are prolonging your agony, but it's good that you've been trying to pray. Treat your prayer as your free, 24/7 on call audience with the king of kings, who welcomes and loves you more than you could ever love yourself.
My grandmother was admitted to the hospital this morning after what looks like a heart attack. Please pray for her and my family.
>>25532 Will do, Anon.
Please pray that God helps me to love myself and feel whole so i don't have to look for love from porn.
>>25547 I'm willing to pray that you come to understand the love of God for you instead. Will that be a good start for you Anon?
>>25548 That will be good as well. I feel like love needs to be prove to me, personally.
>>25551 Alright, fair enough then. I'll pray for that.
Asking again for updated prayers, this is my list so far: >Anon's friend's family >Anon's trust in God >Anon's church seeking >Anon's stress/anxiety/depression/lack of motivation >Anon's atheism and quitting drugs >Anon's porn addiction (x3) >Anon's loneliness >Anon's friend >Anon's friends and sobriety >Anon's neighbors >Anon's speaking with God >Anon's health issues >Anon's job search
Lord Jesus, would you please remember us brothers in Your infinite love? Us little, fallen, broken and undeserving brothers on this thread? Please, have mercy on us.
>>25626 Amen. Thank you for Your great grace and mercy, Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name.

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