Welcome to the Prayer Room!

Shepherd’s Row is not a product or a service.

It’s a community.

We provide services designed to help you be the best you you can be, but what we thrive on is connecting with our viewers.

We want to provide comfort and tranquility, counseling and advice to those who need it.

The Prayer Room is intended as an open forum, and a safe place, where you are encouraged to comment on your present problems, needs, anxieties, or anything else that you wish to share.

Together, as a community, we will aim to figure out your next step and get you on the right track!

Of course, if you prefer to maintain your privacy but still seek assistance, you are encouraged to email us directly and we will respond as soon as possible. Your privacy and security are very important to us, and you can be certain that your information and the details you share will always be kept safe and private.

Our goal is to help, not further harm.

So what troubles you? Would you like some advice? Would you like someone to pray for you? Do you pray? Do you believe in prayer?

Whether you believe in God or not, we are here to help.

We welcome everyone, and exclude no one.

All requests and comments will be taken seriously without any judgement or guilt. There is absolutely no shame in seeking help or acknowledging that you need it.

We ask that you refrain from being overly harsh or critical when responding to someone else’s dilemma. Nobody is perfect and we could all use a little touch up around the edges.

Please be respectful and realize that all over the world, all around you, right now, other people are enduring similar plights to your own. Their game may have different players, and they may play it on a different board, but we’re all just trying to figure out how to navigate this thing called life.

To still be alive is no small feat! As long as you’re breathing you have an opportunity to guide your life in the direction of your choosing.

Sometimes all we need is a little help in doing so. A helpful hint. A powerful prayer. A subtle point in the right direction.

The Prayer Room at Shepherd’s Row hopes to do just that.

Enter now to see what is going on around the community!

Buried Treasure

“For wherever your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Luke 12:34)

Many people think that God despises wealth and condemns the wealthy, but this isn’t at all true. God delights in bestowing blessings of pleasure and treasure upon His beloved, but He wants to be clear that our priorities are in order.

God’s Word does not say that “money is the root of all evil,” as some incorrectly ascribe. It says that “the love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Timothy 6:10). For due to the love of money, some people will do anything to feed their greed and fulfill their ill-will.

The heart of the problem is the heart of the human.

You cannot serve two masters: both money and God. In the end you will “sacrifice one for the other; and grow to despise the one to follow the other” (Matthew 6:24).

The emphasis on the wealthy person’s “foolishness” is their growing dependence upon their wealth to save them from trouble and solve all of their problems.

“You fool! This very night your soul is required of you. And all the wealth you have stored, whose will it be? (Luke 12:20)

James then claims that friendship with the world is enmity with God; that “whoever relies on the ways of the world cast themselves as enemies with God.” (James 4:4)

This echoes Jesus’ statement: “Whoever is not with Me is against Me.” (Matthew 12:30)

God makes it clear that to chase after wealth is to choose certain death.

The pursuance of wealth in lieu of God may result in potential prosperity in the temporal, but at the expense of poverty in the eternal.

Whereas God has promised eternal rewards to those who seek Him now.

There is no need to announce where you stand – God knows your heart; it is revealed by your actions (Matthew 7:16). And He also knows that wherever your treasure is, there will your heart be also.


Prioritize your life based on the long-term goals that you have; then focus on doing the things that will bring you tangibly closer to your goals – whatever they may be.

Reaching the goal is like finding the treasure. A focused mind will be fixed on that goal/treasure, overcoming any obstacles or distractions along the way. You put your mind to it; you set your heart on it. Thus, “Wherever your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

You can set your mind on whatever you like. Just make sure it’s something that matters.

Amen!

Be Open

“They brought Him a deaf man who had an impediment of speech . . . He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put His fingers into his ears and He spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said, ‘Ephphatha,’ this is, ‘ Be opened.’ And immediately his ears were opened and his tongue released and he spoke plainly” (Mark 7:32-34)

Hollywood today can amaze and impress us with never-before-seen special effects and incredible CGI. Street magicians can entertain us by pulling bowling balls out of their pockets or doves out of their gloves. Even athletes can strike awe in us by their amazing feats of blazing speeds, electrifying catches, or dazzling stunts.

But none of these spectacles can match the brilliance of Jesus, the Son of God.

Al Michaels was fairly flippant in 1980 when he considered the US Hockey Team’s victory over the USSR to be a “miracle.” But it was seemingly impossible to dethrone the machine that was USSR Hockey.

Impressive? Yes!

A major upset? Yes!

Inspiring? Yes!

A miracle? Ehh, no, not really.

But Al is a beloved broadcaster and he was in the heat of the moment, so we won’t hold it against him.

But the trouble arises when we ignore and scoff at real miracles. Jesus took a man who could not hear or speak, spat on His fingers, touched the man’s tongue, gazed toward heaven, spoke to God . . . and the man could hear just fine and speak for the first time in his life.

That is a miracle! People say that God doesn’t do miracles anymore.

They are wrong. Miracles happen every day.

A man walks away from a nasty car wreck without serious injury – miracle.

A woman refuses to give into the pressures of life calling for an abortion, and therefore chooses life – miracle.

A teen turns away from drugs and gang violence, and turns instead to Jesus – miracle.

Watch for the miracles in your life and the lives of those around you and you’ll see that God is very much still in the business of miracles.

Amen!