FAQ

About Joy FM Radio

General Information

Where on the dial is my local Joy FM Station?

Click here to see our station list.

What does it take to get a station in my area? How much does it cost?

Even though we would love to have a signal in every city in America, several factors determine whether we are able to put a signal in a particular area. The main factor is the availability of frequencies. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates all broadcast frequencies in the United States. Currently, most markets do not have any frequencies available. One option we have is to buy an existing high-powered station, but most of these stations sell for millions of dollars, a price generally out of Joy FM’s reach.

Building low-powered stations (called translators, because they “translate” from one frequency to another) is also an option. Though translators do not cover as large an area as a full-power station, they still provide usable service. Unfortunately, the FCC has not accepted new translator applications for a number of years.

Because full-power stations take priority over translators, if an existing translator causes interference with another full-power station (even a new station), the translator must be removed.

Even with permission from the FCC, a station or translator can still take years to build. FCC and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, availability of land and tower space, local zoning laws, EPA restrictions and even weather can affect the timetable of building a signal or make it impossible to build.

Are you associated with other Joy FM Radio stations?

Our Joy FM Network of Stations is currently limited to those in NC, SC, VA, and TN. We are in no way associated with other stations outside of this region.

 


 

Signal Questions

My local signal has ongoing reception problems. Why can’t you increase the power or move the antenna closer to my area?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates all broadcast signals in the United States, imposing strict regulations on where a station can broadcast from and at how much power. Every signal is limited by these regulations in order to avoid interference with other signals. In most cases, increasing the signal strength of one of our signals would cause interference with other signals.

Many of our signals are low-powered translators, which means they do not cover as large an area as full-power stations. Because of FCC rules, stations take precedence over translators. Therefore, if a translator causes interference with a station, it has to be taken off the air.

My local signal has been off the air for a few hours/days/weeks. What happened and are you aware that it’s off the air?

A signal may be off the air for several reasons. Often a translator must be taken off the air due to interference (see above question), technical issues such as a malfunctioning antenna or defective receiver, or extreme weather conditions such as high winds and heavy snow. We are usually aware of these outages since most of our signals are equipped with remote controls that report when a signal is off the air. However, even with the best technology, those systems occasionally break down. If your local signal has been down for an extended period of time, please contact us.

 


 

Donations

Is my gift to Joy FM Radio tax deductible?

Absolutely! Joy FM is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit ministry.

If I already give a monthly gift to Joy FM Radio, do I need to renew my support during Sharathon?

First, we’ve just gotta say it, “THANK YOU!” We really appreciate your support! Unless you’ve given us an expiration date, your pledge is ongoing so there’s no need to renew. Of course if you want to make a change, we can always help, just call or email us. Thanks so much for checking!

I’m new – just wondering, how do I donate?

You can donate online and “walk” through the online form. If you’d like to call and make a gift personally, we’d love to speak with you.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

There are no minimums and there are no maximums. We are thankful for every gift given to support Joy FM Radio.

How do I make changes (amount, address, stuff like that) to my current donation or member account?

Our donor support office would be more than happy to make those changes for you.  You can call 877.321.3811 or reach them by  email (make sure to put “Change to account” in subject line).

Can I make my donation using an automatic deduction from my credit card or bank?

You sure can! We’d love to have you check out our EZ gift giving plan for monthly giving by using your checking, savings or debit/credit card. It’s easy to get started when you pledge online and choose “Other Payment Options.” If you have any questions, please contact us.

What happens after I make my financial gift?

You can expect a thank you letter and gift acknowledgement from Joy FM to arrive very soon. This will also include your member number.

If you’ve asked for statements, you’ll continue to receive monthly letters and giving envelopes.

Can I just mail my gift or do I have to wait for the envelope? 

You sure can! Our mailing address for gifts is can be found here!

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Prayer Wall

Share your prayer request

You may add your prayer request to our prayer wall, "Dear God. . . .", using the form below. Once your prayer request is received, we will share it according to your instructions. Feel free to submit as many prayer requests as you like!


Anonymous

Please pray for my precious daughter who will be having a breast biopsy in the very near future.

Received: February 27, 2017

Prayer for Wesley and Mary

Update on prayer for Wesley. The report we received said that the first day he coded several times from his accident but God was with him as prayers came in on his behalf. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!!!!! He still needs prayer but as of yesterday he was getting ready to go for a walk. PRAISE GOD!!!!!
Another request we have is for our daughter Mary. She has an illness called AMPS short for amplified muscular-skeletal pain syndrome. It's caused by stress or anxiety disorder where the nerves tell the brain there is pain even when nothing has happened. If you get hurt nerves tell brain there is pain. When pain goes away the nerves reset for next time. Hers do not reset it just continues to send pain signal which causes body to react again which in reality increases pain and continues the pain cycle indefinitely. We are waiting to hear from doctor in Philadelphia, PA where the closest treatment facility is located.

Received: February 27, 2017

Anonymous

My son and his wife are expecting. And at this time in their marriage they are struggling. They need God to heal their marriage, restore their love for each other and respect for each other before it's too late. Please pray God intervenes quickly. Put the right Godly people in their lives and remove the ones that are not Godly....

Received: February 27, 2017

Prayer for son and safety

I would like to ask for prayer for my son who is graduating Virginia State Police Academy on March 10th and then starts his duty station and will be married later this year. Pray for him and all emergency personnel for God's mercy and safety will fall on each one. God Bless and Thanks

Received: February 26, 2017

Prayer for healing

Praying for healing from Diabetes. Thanks for your prayer support.

Received: February 26, 2017

Prayer for family and country

King James Bible Ezekiel 22:30 "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." O God, please help us and teach us to build the wall around the USA, Canada and Poland. Are you ready to stand in the gap where God is the Helper and Teacher? Please pray to overcome for: 1. Poland, freedom from religion to God through Jesus Christ, 2. Church in the USA - Matt. 3.12 "Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." 3. stirring up the ministry to the God for me, my wife Dorothy, our daughter Ann, our sons Peter and Daniel - "..but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24.15 4. God's will and wisdom for me and my family; I ask God for the great wisdom in school for Daniel, working for Edmund, Dorothy, Peter (also God's direction for his life) and Ann (Ann needs husband), 5. God's order in my work. I ask God for the great wisdom at my work. Blessings and the knowledge of Jesus Christ for my bosses. Thank God for the continuation of my work.

Received: February 26, 2017

Prayer for guidance and direction

Dear God, please help me to understand why I keep getting denied Medicaid and its been 15 months now and still waiting on a disability hearing. I have many health problems along with depression, anxiety, don't sleep, am exhausted and not eating right. I have a mountain it seems like in medical bills. How much more I can take I don't know. I meditate daily and study Your word. There is so much cruelty nowadays. I ask for Your guidance and direction and seems like they aren't there. To quote John in Revelation 21 "Even So, come, Lord Jesus."

Received: February 25, 2017

Prayer for Matt

Please pray for my friend Matt. He is a homeless person who just turned himself into jail. He is facing his past. Please pray that he will be comforted and repent during this season.

Received: February 24, 2017

I prayed for this

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Prayer for wisdom and direction

I am engaged to a man who is a church leader and I feel very confident he has been dishonest and unfaithful to me. I've caught him in lies, inappropriate texting with other women, unusual and negative circumstances and situations all of which he denies. He is very controlling and can be threatening at times. I have a 7 year old little girl who does not like him or his children. I'm terrified of marrying this man and imprisoning me and my little girl in a bad marriage and home. Why can't I get out??? I'm scared...he denies each and every allegation. Please pray the truth about him surfaces....please give me a reason. I've lost all self confidence and need help and prayer. I know I'm not in God's will....

Received: February 23, 2017

I prayed for this

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Anonymous

Please help me pray for healing for my husband battling stage 4 cancer. As all caregivers know, it is hard to watch your loved one go through unlimited chemo treatments as well as witness all of the awful side effects. But the doctors have factored in everything BUT GOD and I am NOT giving up! So, I ask you to help me pray that if it is God's will, GOD will intervene and my husband will be healed!!

Received: February 23, 2017

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Prayer for family

Fast & pray. Heavenly father have mercy on us and forgive all our sins (me, daughter and husband). Deliver us from all devil’s chain. Touch- heal & control our mind, body & soul. Remove stony heart of my husband. Break him completely to repent. Destroy all evil plans to hurt me. Keep my daughter healthy & happy. Help her in study and give her wisdom & knowledge. Protect us from all evil, illness & infections. Provide me finance and protect me at my job place, IJN Amen

Received: February 23, 2017

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Prayer for healing and salvation

I have a close friend at my work and her dad has had a heart attack. So, pray that God puts healing hands on him and heals him .....also praying for all my loved ones come to know God before its to late...

Received: February 22, 2017

I prayed for this

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Prayer for healing

Prayer for a little four year old girl who has pneumonia.

Received: February 21, 2017

I prayed for this

Prayed for 7 times.

Prayer for daughter

My daughter graduates in May 2017 from Western Carolina and she has applied to grad school for Western Carolina and Appalachian. I would like for you to pray for her that she will be able to get into Western Carolina for grad school for this fall. It would be good if she could stay there because she is familiar with everything. Thank you for your prayers! God Bless you all.

Received: February 21, 2017

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Prayer for peace and guidance

I would like prayer. I woke up this morning and didn't really feel peace. Tonight, I have had some of the same. Even like a fear lingering, like scary. It feels like God is upset or something because I don't have a real solid peace... I am not sure exactly what I have done. .

Received: February 21, 2017

I prayed for this

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Prayer for Debi

Prayer warriors this morning we are praying for Debi who fell yesterday and pray that nothing is broke and she heals quickly. May God bless all in this prayer wall. We pray in Jesus name. Amen.

Received: February 21, 2017

I prayed for this

Prayed for 7 times.

Prayer for peace, direction and comfort

Prayer for peace, direction and comfort. My husband passed away in 2014, I miss him everyday. He was my best friend. Listening to Joy FM has helped me through some difficult days. Thank you so much for your prayers and support.

Received: February 20, 2017

I prayed for this

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Prayer for a wife

God bless me with a wife with a beautiful heart, a beautiful mind and beautiful eyes that are always focused on You

Received: February 20, 2017

I prayed for this

Prayed for 22 times.

Prayer for marriage

Please pray that our marriage will be restored and reconcilled and that my wife will have a strong desire to do this. Thank you, .James

Received: February 16, 2017

I prayed for this

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Prayer for salvation and healing

National / International prayer request. God's salvation, healing, and help for many. 1. Please pray for the Lord's grace, mercy, help, complete healing, full-household salvation, leadership, peace, protection and all that’s good from God above for all of: The USA (Washington DC); California; Israel and Jerusalem; all of the Lord’s churches / groups / ministries / gatherings world-wide; the Body / Church of Christ; me and all my family and relatives; all whom I’ve prayed for, and all of mankind as the Lord wills.

Pray that the Lord would physically, mentally, and spiritually save, heal and restore us all; forgive us of all our sins; write our names in His Book of Life; grant to us all our prayers, needs, and desires of our hearts according to His good will; and deliver us from all evil and the Evil One. Amen, thank you.

Please pray for the Lord’s complete healing (even quick physical healing) and pain / anxiety relief for: me and all my family and relatives, Marie G., Jackie and Rich L., Larry P., Walter O., Doe S., Darlene V., John F. Jr., Judy A., Janice U., Toni K., Kipp T., Tiffany, for all who belong to the Lord, all whom I’ve prayed for and all of mankind as the Lord wills. Amen, thank you.

Received: February 8, 2017

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Prayer for healing

God’s Healing and Help for multitudes -- 1. Please pray that the Lord would deliver me and all who suffer similarly from the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and from all it’s terrible symptoms, allergies, acne, eczema / dermatitis (tormenting skin itching), rosacea (redness of face), depression / anxiety, and from all pain, distress, and discomfort. 2. Ask the Lord to grant all of mankind, as He wills it, all that we have a right to have from Him because of Jesus Christ's perfect finished work on His cross and to deliver us all from all that we have a right to be delivered from for the same reason – Thank you, amen.

Received: February 8, 2017

I prayed for this

Prayed for 29 times.

Anonymous

I recently found out that a good friend has stage 4 Lung cancer. Please pray for her and her family that no matter what the outcome God will grant them peace and understanding through the presence of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Received: February 7, 2017

I prayed for this

Prayed for 26 times.

Prayer for Gary

My Papaw Gary is 61 and he has Parkinson's disease. Please pray for him.

Received: February 6, 2017

I prayed for this

Prayed for 36 times.

Prayer for health problems

I have some health problems that I'm not sure the causes. It's effecting my entire ability to function like I need. Please pray for me...

Received: February 6, 2017

I prayed for this

Prayed for 45 times.

Prayer for Wesley

Wesley, 11th grader, is in critical condition after a bull riding accident. URGENT PRAYER NEEDED. Thank you!!

Received: February 6, 2017

I prayed for this

Prayed for 33 times.

Anonymous

I need prayers for a job very soon for an income. I need prayer for my son Scott, 23, to be saved and wife and two kids. My daughter Trisha, that's got a boyfriend and a son to be saved too. Another daughter Sabrina is 16 years old with her Dad took her from me. Michael and fiance and step sister and step brother also to be saved in Jesus Christ. Two sons, Brandon and Nathan and Katie and Matt who adopted them. They are 14 and 10 years old now they all need Jesus in their life. I lost two young sons in 2008 and older Son and young daughter July 28, 2008, neglect and abuse. I fought for two years and they took them stuff under the table. I need prayer deep to get my kids back in my life. Been 16 years with my older daughter and been nine years with the four. I need be happy again with my kids. Plus pray for a used car to get back on my feet with. Some money to get food now. Lost my food stamps cause I am a student. Barely make it please.

Received: February 5, 2017

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Prayer for guidance and compassion

I revealed some personal information (I've been married four times - I know it's bad) in a prayer group the other night and I really feel like people are telling others, etc... I don't know. I am nervous about going to church or around them. I feel ashamed of it.. I know it's bad. Believe me, it doesn't feel good at all.

Received: February 5, 2017

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Prayer for protection and family needs

Please pray for me and my family. We each need your prayers. God knows what we are asking Him for. Please pray for my children, me and my husband and my mother. I know God will meet our needs and answer our prayers. Please pray for our protection and good friends for my children. Please pray for healing and answers to the prayers we are seeking. Thank you!

Received: February 5, 2017

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Prayer for daughter's family

Dear God my daughter, her husband and growing family need a new home. Thank you for providing them with a new job that he enjoys doing. I also ask for a better vehicle for his use on and off their small farm.

Received: February 4, 2017

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Prayer for daughter and grandson

Please pray for my daughter. Her little boy is coming soon. Pray for wisdom, health, no complications and more during and after delivery

Received: February 4, 2017

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Prayed for 29 times.

Prayer for safety of children

I would like to get my story out there about what is going on in my life. Three years ago i got sick and let my kids stay with there dad and he abused the kids now the kids are in foster care. I am trying to get my kids back. I have a two year old son that the Cook county Chicago, IL court wants to give to my ex-boyfriend who is violent and angry all the time and abuses kids. Please pray for me that I get a job and a home and I get my kids back. Please pray that my kids don't hurt no more. Please pray that my ex-boyfriend will get the help he needs.

Received: February 4, 2017

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Anonymous

Please pray for my 20 year old son to get away from the drugs and bad role model friends that are bringing him down. He stays out all night and sometimes we cannot find him. He has overdosed three times, but by the grace of God has been saved each time. It's heartbreaking. Thank you for your prayers.

Received: February 4, 2017

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Prayer for protection

Fast & pray. Heavenly father have mercy on us. Forgive all our sins (me, daughter, husband). Deliver us from all devil’s chain. Touch- heal & control our mind, body & soul. Remove stony-evil-cunning heart of my husband. Break him completely to repent. Destroy all evil plans to hurt me. Keep my daughter healthy & happy, help her in study, give her wisdom & knowledge. Protect us from all evil, illness & infection. Provide me finance, Protect me at my job place, IJN Amen

Received: February 4, 2017

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Prayer for God's presence and strength

Hard to continue each day, prayer against fear, depression, flesh, and to walk in life, vision and to feel God's presence and love and be more dependent on Him. Physical Strength and Hope, Peace. healing of body, soul and freedom.

Received: February 3, 2017

I prayed for this

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Prayer for comfort and direction

Hard to continue each day, fear, depression to life, vision and to feel God's presence and love and be more dependent on Him. Physical Strength and Hope.

Received: February 3, 2017

I prayed for this

Prayed for 28 times.

Anonymous

I am 16 weeks pregnant and lost my job a little over a week ago. My husband is employed, but doesn't make enough to financially support us on his own. My prayer is that the Lord will open a door for a position that he will use me in, to honor and glorify Him!

Received: February 2, 2017

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Prayer for family issues

Please have your prayer warriors pray for me in my family issues that need to be forgiven by one family member against another.

I love to listen to your program to and from work each day.

God Bless

Received: February 2, 2017

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Prayed for 11 times.

Prayer for protection

Fast & pray. Heavenly father have mercy on us, forgive all our sins (me, daughter, husband). Deliver us from all devil’s chain. Touch- heal & control our mind, body & soul. Remove stony-evil-cunning heart of my husband. Break him completely to repent. Destroy all evil plans to hurt me. Keep my daughter healthy & happy, help her in study and give her wisdom & knowledge. Protect us from all evil, illness & infections. Provide me finances, protect me at my job place. IJN Amen

Received: February 2, 2017

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Anonymous

Plenty on my mind tonight. I am turning it all over to GOD and praying for miracles. Requesting your prayer, too, please and thank you! A co-worker's hubby has been battling luekemia for while now. Recently been in the hospital for going on two months, coded once but is now slowly eating & starting to walk with help from physical therapist. Last round of chemo was horrible. Hopefully the new experimental meds come through to them as they cannot afford them without the drug firm helping them. She is working as closely as she can to ger her 40 hours in at work then going to hospital to spend the nights with him. Work is so stressful as is in many large corporations the push for excellent bottom lines in profits and the humans becoming more a number than a human. They both need a major healing & miracles. More prayer needed for me. I have health issues (two time heart attack survivor) working in stressful atmosphere created by loud, dramatic, unprofessional co-worker. I've asked at least four times to please move cubicles yet it is as if I am being ignored. Been wearing my ear buds with my music cranked up but the loud one next door I can still hear. So sick of it. Difficult to work, having issues with my eye sight and just plain slap tired at the end of the day - like a drained tired from mental stress. Praying for peacful working conditions soon. Thank you for caring and praying. May God bless you. Amen

Received: February 2, 2017

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Prayer for peace, health and healing

I pray for privacy for all souls to pursue paths to personal, professional, spiritual overlapping and interdependent development. I pray for forgiveness for ongoing incomprehensible crimes, topped by the pollution and destruction of our planet and its many species, including the human being, lost to the definition itself of "Humanity." I Pray for health and restoration to this planet and its many species, led by Humanity at its most virtuous definition.

Received: February 2, 2017

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Prayer for mother

Dear God Please help my mother, she has been diagnosed with stage 4 bone cancer. This is her 2nd time battling cancer. This time around I think she just wants to give up and not receive treatment. She totally has lost all faith and in God and at times asks God to take her away .

Received: February 1, 2017

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Anonymous

Please pray for our Pastor Rev. Kenneth Crump. He has been admitted to the ICU at the local hospital with a severe bacterial infection. He has CLL which lowers his immune systems ability to fight infections. He is an outstanding pastor and an even better person. Our Church is small but growing and it is mainly through his inspiration and unwavering teaching of the word and only the word. Please pray for his healing. God Bless You All!

Received: February 1, 2017

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Prayer for job and financial needs

I need desperate prayer now. I had a 40 hour working job and now work has really slowed down. The boss said I can only work 20 hours a week and eventually get laid off. My bills are piling up. I have been praying that God will move this mountain. I know God will take care of me but worry still wants to move in. I need my brothers and sisters to pray with me. Thank you and pray that God will bless the ones who pray for me.

Received: January 31, 2017

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Anonymous

My wife and I own a small business plus I work a Full time job as a Bus Mechanic. Our business has a lot of debt and my jobs pay check can't cover our home bills plus the business debt. We work everyday sometimes 7 days a week to try to make ends meet but still a struggle. My wife was diagnosed last week with Breast Cancer. We meet with the Doctors on 1/31/17 to see what options she has. I know we can't pay for any hospital bills on top of our other bills. I ask that you pray for help for us both for health and for finance help. We are Christians and members of a Methodist Church . We are in desperate need of help and Prayer. Thank You.

Received: January 31, 2017

I prayed for this

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Prayer for husband and son-in-law

My husband has been suffering from insecurities. I pray that the demon of insecurity be bound. My son-in -aw is not saved. My daughter is. He has severe anger issues (not violent) and my daughter is praying and trying so hard to make her marriage work. I told Him a long time ago, with so many people praying for him, he does not stand a chance :) . It seems that the devil has one heck of a grip on him. Please pray that he is set free from anger, denial, sadness and whatever the tools are being used on him.

Received: January 30, 2017

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Prayed for 35 times.

Prayer for a baby

I am 38 and my hubby is 43. We've been married 3.5 years and have been trying for a baby since. This is our first month trying a medicated cycle. Please pray that the Lord would hear our cries, intervene, and bless my womb with life and fruitfulness. We long for babies that will be a testimony of God's grace and His faithfulness in answered prayer. Thank you so much, God bless you.

Received: January 30, 2017

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Anonymous

Please pray for me as I travel via airplane Wednesday morning from Charlotte to San Antonio, TX. And also for the return flight on Saturday afternoon. I don't travel much and with all of the unrest right now prayers are greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Received: January 30, 2017

I prayed for this

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Anonymous

My son is in prison and his situation has recently become very dangerous due to him refusing to do what gang members are requiring of him to do to remain safe. Please pray for his mental state as he is in a small cell alone to be protected.

Received: January 30, 2017

I prayed for this

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Anonymous

Regarding first and foremost the spiritual warfare and also any corrupt legal; cancel all assignment of these demonic interdimensional beings within people in the system to be broken and that justice and truth prevail. May we be completely be left along and not approached as they finally do their job. God knows the details. No even speaking to us or calling us in. May they do that to the peope they should be questioning. Allow us as a family, myself mainly to continue with school and interviewing for a job. Holy Spirit explain this to these prayer warriors.

Received: January 29, 2017

I prayed for this

Prayed for 34 times.

Prayer for future wife

God blesses me with a Proverbs 31 type girl for me to marry

Received: January 28, 2017

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