Sometimes we pray for long periods of time and think that God isn’t paying attention. That’s when we need to pray even harder without ceasing. I have a family member that is drinking themselves to death. Witnessing this day and night gets exhausting and can leave a dent in your prayer life if you let it. I find that praying for people with addictions is the hardest, because they need to hit a rock bottom before they can quit. It takes a lot of time sometimes before prayers can be answered, but just hold tight. God has a plan and reason why this is happening. Heavenly Father, please help to give us the strength and understanding to continue praying for our fallen friends and family. In Jesus name amen.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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