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For this reason, I am telling you, whatever things you ask for in prayer [in accordance with God’s will], believe [with confident trust] that you have received them, and they will be given to you. — Mark 11:24 (AMP)
My boyfriend, my rock, my best friend, my everything, tried to take his life on Thursday evening. Though God was with us and worked through me to get the loaded handgun out of his grip, this event has rocked the very foundation of our lives and our home. We have been dating for 3 years, and in that time, I have come to know him for exactly who he is- A brave, caring, supportive, respectable soldier. He has without a doubt saved my life and has provided so much for my daughter and I, including a place to call home that finally feels like home. We initially bonded because of our shared history of trauma, and although we are vastly different in many ways, we complement each other.
He is now locked up in a medical facility, and I can't see him. I feel to blame as I am the one who started the argument that escalated to his barricading himself inside a locked room with a loaded gun. I called his mental health cope line and asked for help. They sent police who talked with him but ended up pink slipping him. I'm not sure how long it will be until I see him again and welcome him home.
In the moments where I was outside of the door of that room, I had felt a terror I cannot describe. I was just a door away from evil. I know this. The voice I heard was not the man I know and love. I believe with all of my heart that God worked through me and provided me the ability to speak calmly to him, the bravery to push into the room and face him and his loaded pistol, and the strength to peel his fingers from the grip and disarm him. He has long identified as an atheist, but to me I see him as a man of God, he acts with dignity and respect, and he has care for others more than himself. I know that God brought us together for a reason, and I know that he is destinated for amazing things. Please pray for my boyfriend. Please ask God to reveal the truth to him in a way that is special and impactful to him. Please pray that he gets better, can come home soon, and that God will work with us together to enrich the lives of other veterans such as himself. And please join me in thanking God for keeping him safe, and giving him the courage to face these demons, because it's time for him to defeat them once and for all.
Thank you so very much.