1st Call Requests And Praises

1st Call Prayer Requests & Praises

Prayers for faculty, staff, and students as the new semester begins. 1/8/15

I pray that my daughter find wonderful roommates for next year. I pray that she loves her internship. I pray for safe travels as the students return to school. 1/7/15

My prayer request is for my son and the upcoming semester. I pray that he will connect with a group of friends and that he will feel more 'plugged into' the Baylor community. He is going through rush and I pray that God will make clear His desire for my son in that situation. 1/5/15

Praise that our son found a job while on academic suspension and we found the money to pay for his tuition. Pray that he would make a wise decision as to whether or not to return to school in January and for Godly advice up there at Baylor. Pray for us as we do not still know what his decision will be and we are a little in the dark about what is going on. 12/27/14

My daughter has struggled this semester with depression and stress and her grades have suffered. She is supposed to graduate in May but will have to take a heavier load in order to do so. Please pray that we are able to find help for her and that she will realize her self-worth and gain the confidence to complete her final year at Baylor. 12/17/14

I pray that our Baylor Bears continue to confidently follow the path our Lord has set out for them, and that they remain strong in faith and courageous in heart as they complete the fall semester and prepare for finals.12/2/14

Lord, I praise you for your faithfulness and I thank you for answered prayer. I ask that you would continue to send interesting ways to encourage our two grandchildren at Baylor and that they would have your wisdom and guidance in their study habits and decision making. I ask that they would end this semester with victory in their final grades and in close connection with you. Amen. 12/2/14

Please pray that my son would value and seek out godly companions. Please pray that he would desire to please and honor God in everything.12/1/14

Our son has had a difficult first semester at Baylor socially. He has not made connections/friendships as he had hoped. He is discouraged and during the Thanksgiving Break shared this news with us and also that he is considering transferring next year. My request is that God would put people in his life that he could develop deep friendships with. Also, for reassurance that Baylor is the right school for him. As alumni, my husband and I are heartbroken to hear this news and would appreciate prayers for our words as we discuss this situation with him.12/1/14

Prayers for the families of the young man and the young woman who recently passed away. Prayers for the students who knew these children of God. May God heal and bless and bring comfort during these difficult times and through the holidays. 11/25/14

Prayers that my son finds a roommate(s)to share an apartment with next year. 11/25/14

God give our children at Baylor the courage and wisdom to do well on finals coming up in December. Bless them and provide them the ability to do their very best! 11/24/14

Dear Lord, I return to give You thanks for always having control over everything in my life and in the lives of others. Right now, Lord, I humbly ask that You would hold two Baylor siblings - a freshman & senior very closely to You. This is probably the worst week in their lives, having to suddenly say goodbye to their mother, who went to sleep on Saturday, was unresponsive the next morning, and died on Monday. Please Father, help them in every way, and send the people You desire to bless and assist them in the hours, days, weeks and months ahead. Your love and comfort surpasses all others, for You are the perfect Father to us all. Also, Lord, I ask for the Holy Spirit to inspire Your words to their immediate friends; so they may give comfort and understanding reflective of our Savior, reminding these grieving siblings of Your presence, Your control, Your power & Your infinite love. I pray these things in Your Holy Name. 11/19/14

Our daughter has wanted to be a doctor since she was young but did not do as well as she hoped on the MCAT and has had difficulty with getting the grades needed to be admitted into medical school. Please pray that God will help her find a way to realize her dream of becoming a doctor and for guidance during this stressful period of her life. 11/18/14

Our daughter has submitted her application for medical school and is still waiting to be called for an interview. Please pray that she would find favor with the selection committee and that they would invite her for an interview. And that ultimately she would be accepted to medical school. 11/8/14

Please pray for our freshman son who is having roommate issues. Please help him to deal with the mistrust he is now experiencing. It is so hard when the trust has been broken. Please also help him know how to handle and deal with this in a practical way. It is just such an awkward situation when the trust is gone. Dear Lord, God, you are an ever present help, and so we trust You to help us to deal with this. 11/7/14

Please pray for my son, he is struggling being away from home, feeling lost, not knowing who his friends are, feeling out of place in his apartment and everything is affecting his grades. Please pray that God will show him the path where he needs to go. 11/6/14

Dear Lord, thank you for the love and protection that you bring to your children and thank you for your provision of safety and care for my grandchildren at Baylor. May their studies be clear and their retention strong. I continue to pray for honest and wise decisions in their Christian walk and in their academic and social lives. Please protect their health and cause them to complete this semester in such a way that would be pleasing in your sight. Amen. 11/3/14

My daughter is a Freshman. She is taken Pre-dental classes, and the classes are hard. She is struggling a little with her grades. She has to maintain a 3.3 for her major. Please pray for strength and guidance for her as she is studying, and maybe bring someone in her life to help tutor her. 11/2/14

Thank you for this opportunity to pray for my son. He is a freshman and is struggling to find balance in his life. Please pray for him to utilize his time to study and meet all of his deadlines /requirements. Please pray for him to have the discipline to take care of school responsibilities before recreation. Please pray for him to feel encouraged and lean on the Lord at all times. Please pray for him to seek help when needed. Please pray for him to be Christ like in all situations. Pray for him to find how to study and prepare himself to be successful academically. 10/23/14

The money we needed to pay for my son's school will be there when we need it. Praise. But my son still needs a job in Waco. He needs one ASAP. This issue is causing a lot of stress. 10/14/14

UPDATE: Praise to God and thanks to our Baylor Nation family for the prayers that have been said for my 19 year old sophomore daughter. Her report on Tues, Oct 21 regarding her MRIs and spinal tap came back negative for MS, other neuro problems and cancer. It appears that the spots on her MRI are inflamation and the doctor believes she is fighting an inflamatory virus that steroids can completely heal. We are waiting on one last test that will take approximately 3 weeks for results. We are asking for continued prayers regarding this last test believing that God will allow that to come back negative and that the medicine she is on now will cure the inflamatory virus and she can be completely healed. Thank you for lifting our family up during this time. 10/23/14 UPDATE: Continued prayer for my 19 year old sophomore daughter. She had her MRI on Friday and 4 hours later we were unexpectedly called in to ER for another MRI. MRI revealed spots which they believe to be signs of MS. A spinal tap was done and we are waiting for those tests results to meet with neurologist. Please pray for her as she is under a great deal of stress, has a full course load, and is very scared. Prayers that lab results reveal nothing worse. Continued prayers for me, her mother, as I try to stay strong and support her, for travel back and forth from Dallas to Waco and just holding on to faith that God is present and in control.10/14/14 UPDATE (10/03/14): She has an MRI scheduled in Waco on Fri., Oct. 10 at 11:45 a.m. We then have a follow up visit on Thur., Oct. 16 at 2;15 p.m. for results. Continued prayer for her as she is anxious about the MRI, peace for us as we continue to patiently wait on God's timing and answers, prayer for safe travel as I drive from Dallas and prayer that God will allow her to be healed and regain feeling in her body. Thank you! 10/3/14 Please pray for my daughter who is a sophomore this year. She started having a medical issue the week school started with numbness and back/neck pain. We have been to the campus doctor, visited ER and now have an appointment with a neurologist. Prayers that it is due to a pinched or compressed nerve and that we can get some answers and she can get some relief. Prayer for me also for safe travel as I am having to make several trips from Dallas to Waco for appointments. 9/16/14

A praise for our daughter who is doing a bang up job in her first semester of nursing school..and a prayer request for a series of big exams. A prayer request for our son who was injured in a car accident and a praise he survived it. And a prayer request for another son who just lost his job and a praise that he's trying to keep his spirits high. Praise that I have a loving husband, and prayer request that we survive all the tragedies we've been hit with this year. God it good. Thanks for your prayers. I'll be with you in spirit. 10/02/14

Dear Lord, your plan is perfect and I thank you for your direction. I ask that you would keep my grandchildren at Baylor in the plan you have developed for each of them. Please give them wisdom in their studies and in their relationships. May you keep them safe in their activities and endeavors and richly bless those who teach them. In Jesus name, Amen. 9/30/14

Please pray for our freshman son that he finds the balance between school work, community service and social activities while obtaining enough sleep. Please also pray that he may grow closer to our Lord and that he feels comfortable trying a new church. 9/30/14

Lord, Thank you for all your blessings of which we have many. Thank you for allowing us to find Baylor for our oldest daughter. She is thriving and happy there. Please help us to overcome any obstacles so she can continue to attend Baylor. Also please help our youngest overcome the obstacles in her life and help her to find a school where she will thrive and have a opportunity to grow and show off her talents. We pray in Jesus' name. 9/29/14

Please guide and protect my daughter, her roommates and friends in their studies at school and in life choices. May your light shine upon them and all the Baylor campus students, staff and professors so that others may shine their light. Your ripple effect of light and love is so greatly appreciated and we are very grateful for your presence in our lives and the lives of these amazing students and faculty. May you bless the families of these students to find strength in your love of all. 9/26/14

Please pray for our freshman son. He has had a bad week this week and is feeling very stressed. Also pray that he would not be hurt Saturday at his first rugby game. 9/25/14

Please pray that my daughter can make it through pre-cal this semester and that her tutoring sessions would go well. Pray also that she would grow closer to the Lord. 9/25/14

Prayer request for our daughter who is living in an area of Dallas with some bad things going on. She attends the Louise Herrington School of Nursing. She has heard gunshots from her apartment, a lot of sketchy people around her. She does have a room mate, but I worry every day. They don't have a lot of money to rent in a nicer area of Dallas. Called today and told us part of her bike was stolen. Prayers for safety or someplace safer to live. We are in Ohio. 9/24/14

Please pray for financial provision for my daughter who is a freshman. We prayed before the start of the school year and felt God leading us here. My daughter has adjusted pretty well and we need a huge miracle financially for her to be able to continue. 9/24/14

Please pray for our daughter who is a freshman, Bio major and is struggling with time management. Her friends are different majors and have free time- but she does not and feels she can manage but is stressing out. Please pray for all the kids that are feeling lonely and out of place, may they find a true friend. 9/24/14

Please pray that our children stay healthy through this upcoming flu season and cold and allergy season. My daughter has a roommate that has been sick for a week, so please pray that sickness is contained. 9/23/14

Please pray for 32 students who will be leaving Saturday for Prague and representing the BEST program for Baylor. 9/23/14

Please pray for our family. My oldest son is having personal trouble in his life and has started to turn his life around. Please pray to help him be strong and keep the faith. Please pray for our youngest son too to stay strong with a tough class load and his work as a CL at Baylor. Thank you for your prayers!! 9/22/14

Please pray for stirring up service to God for me, my wife, our daughter, and our sons - "..but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24.15. Also, please pray for God's will and wisdom for me and my family. Finally, pray God's order in my work. I have problems with my boss, who is very abusive towards me. 9/20/14

Please pray for my freshman son to find peace with his roommate. This young man is very angry and lashes out at my son. My boy wants to handle this situation on his own, but it is becoming very difficult for him to do so. Please pray that the Lord will guide him down a path that will help him cope...bringing calm to this daily stress and burden, for all concerned. 9/20/14

Please pray for the perfect friend to enter my daughter's life to help her realize that she needs to stay at Baylor and not come back home at the end of the semester to attend a local school where high school friends are. She has spent a lot of alone time thinking about this. She started off with a good first week as a new freshman, but now feels like an outsider since she is not from Texas and the friends she thought she had made are not around to continue to strengthen the bond of being at Baylor. I have faith that God will work a miracle - Baylor has the perfect environment for her! 9/16/14

My daughter is a freshman this year taking chemistry and she has her first test Thursday. She is really nervous and so I am asking for prayer for her. Thank you. 9/16/14

Please pray for my daughter, who is currently struggling with her first year at Baylor. She says she is trying to get connected but feels very alone. Pray that she finds a group of friends that she can identify with and get connected with. 9/12/14

Please pray for our daughter. She is a freshman at Baylor. She has spiritual needs and we (her parents) are very worried about her. 9/11/14

Please pray for our daughter who is a freshman and in her 3rd week of school. Please provide her focus on school and not to worry about a very ill grandparent that will be soon passing. 9/8/14

Praying for my daughter who has just begun the journey as a freshman at Baylor, for financial provision and for adjustment through this process of transition, for strong organizational and planning skills, for good friendships. 9/6/14

Please pray for our son. He needs to find a job and be willing to seek out help from others. He needs direction for his life and a way to support himself this semester. Pray for us as parents as we try to navigate this situation. Pray for support for him up there in Waco. 9/1/14

We ask humbly that you be with each Baylor student this new fall 2014 semester. We ask you Lord that Baylor serves them well, helps them dream, strengthens their faith in You, encourages their gifts, and gives them a glimpse into a future of serving God and their communities. 8/29/14

Dear Lord, thank you for your faithfulness! When we prayed for our daughter concerning a roommate issue, you caused our daughter and her roommate to be best friends. You provided a meaningful internship for her this summer. And You protected her and kept her safe in her medical mission trip! You have done more than we thought or could have imagined! All the glory belongs to you! Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers and for Your faithfulness to never leave us or forsake us! 8/28/14

Dear Lord, We thank you for your protection and blessing on our freshman son at Baylor. He is about to enter in remission due to a brain tumor ( Dec 2014 ). Please keep him calm and do not let his fears and anxieties over these first weeks of college to interfere with his health. Continue with his good health while he is pursuing his dream to become a doctor. 8/26/14

My son is on academic suspension until January. He only needs a few classes in order to graduate. It looks like he will need to wait until next fall to take the one class. In the meantime he will need to find a job. Please pray that ur family receive direction and guidance and encouragement as to how to handle this situation. 8/24/14

Thank you to all who joined in prayer for our son. We posted a request on 7/17 and received a blessing in the form of withdrawing from the summer sessions. Our son is home to receive help and get ready for the "real" Baylor experience in the fall. We are all looking forward to Welcome Week when Baylor comes alive! Praise God that even in a time of crisis, He calmed us in order to help our son. Thank you Baylor faculty for your kindness, understanding and legitimate concern and follow-up. Much love and blessing to you all. 8/7/14

This is for our very young Freshman son- who decided to start the summer II session instead of waiting for the August chaos. He wanted to become acclaimated with the campus prior to the chaos. The timing meant no "move-in" trip and arriving on campu alone. He is not sleeping (worrying about grades), eating or taking his medication. In short, he is not thriving. He called today and is in deep need for prayers for peace and rest in his life. It seems to him that he has been there weeks due to his sleep deprivation. He is at Baylor for a reason. I thank ALL of you in advance for your prayers for our sweet son. God bless you. 7/17/14

Please pray that the Lord be with our daughter and help her to get an excellent score as she takes the MCAT test soon. We faithfully trust Him knowing that He who called her with a desire and passion for medical school will equip her... We just humbly come before Him recognizing our need for Him and for His help as we trust Him to do it. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us to Him be the glory...! 6/17/14

Please be in prayer for my son to return to Baylor in 2014-2015. My prayer is for financial assistance, scholarship funding, and/or student work program. Thank you for your prayers. 6/10/14