Prayer Request for Sarah-struggling with OCD behaviors

Hello Prayer Partners,

Thank you so much for your willingness to pray for our girl. We are coming to you to ask if you could just lift her up in prayer as she is really struggling with her OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) right now.

Lately, she has been washing her hands over and over again. Her hands are red from it. (This is a behavior she used to do when she was 2nd grade.) Her hands are not bleeding yet, but they soon will be, if she continues.

Twice today she opened the front door and ran off. The first time was to the end of the driveway before Kendall caught her and the other time she made it to the neighbor’s house. This is very scary! When she was little and did this we put a lock high up on the door. Now, there is nothing she can’t unlock. She is taller than me by 3 inches.

She is also repeating phrases over and over again. While this in not uncommon for her, the frequency has definitely increased.

She is also having eating issues. Foods she has liked in the past, she no longer has any interest. This is so strange for her. We are at a loss of why. (She does eat, but this sudden dislike of her favorites is strange.)

It just seems like she is restless. She paces the house and is into everything right now.

Please pray that the Lord will bring peace to her soul and calm these OCD urges inside her. Please pray for wisdom on how to help her. Is this due to spring allergies? (In the past, due to spring allergies she would be more aggressive.) Do we need to increase her OCD meds?

I’m nervous.  The elopement issue is fear of mine. I am praying Psalm 77:1-2a,10-12:

“I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; …Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years of the right hand of the Most High.” I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.”

Our Lord has protected and loved this girl even before I held her in my arms. I have no need to fear because the Lord has a long track record of faithfulness. I need to keep reminding myself of this truth!

Thank you for praying with us on her OCD behaviors. It truly means so much for your willingness to pray for Sarah. Bless you and thank you!!


26 thoughts on “Prayer Request for Sarah-struggling with OCD behaviors

  1. Jane

    Praying for all of you and for all your requests. We have a mighty God that hears our prayers, listens to them and answers them. Love, prayers, and hugs, jane

  2. Janet Whitlock

    Praying for you today and always. Love you my sweet friend.

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  3. votemom

    i am praying this morning. for each and every one of you. asking the HS to continually whisper truth to your heart and mind.

  4. Heidi Fulk

    Praying these verses for you all today. While they may seem a little “random” considering all you’re going through, but putting all things into the HANDS of Christ coupled with sacrificial service seems fitting. So praying that and for steps of clarity and improvement for you all.

    John 12:3-4…Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God, got up from supper, and *laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself.

  5. Dear Jill…my heart aches over what you are going through with Sarah right now. I’m praying for you as I write this note–that God will bring peace to Sarah, that He will give you the wisdom you need for every decision, and that He will quiet your own heart with His precious presence. Sending love and hugs…Carol

  6. veronicasimon

    Praying with you in agreement on the Psalm 77 verses. Praying for wisdom, clarity for you and a hedge of protection for Sarah.


    Hi Jill and David,

    I was just thinking about your situation. Have you looked into combination locks for the doors? That can be a problem, I know, if you have a fire and have to evacuate quickly.

    Better yet, have you thought about a security system with a key pad? That would also offer an alarm if Sarah should somehow force the door.

    Maybe the extended family can help to pay for a security system. Andrea and I would like to send $100 to get the project started.

    Love from us both,


    1. Oh wow!! This is so very kind of you! It is extremely thoughtful of you to send money, but let’s wait. I agree with you. I will talk to David about looking into a key pad option first. That is much cheaper. I am deeply, deeply touched by your generous offer and thinking about our situation. I love you both! It means so much that we have so much love and support.

  8. Carol Butler

    Dear Jill and family, Yes, I am praying for all of you. You know God is in control of our lives, but our Christian family and friends can be a way of stretching our arms around you and give you the strength for the new day. May you get some needed rest while school is still in session. Rest can give you a chance to allow your mind to put aside the tremendous burden you all carry. I was so glad to see Sarah last month. Thanks for stopping by, so I could see part of your own family, too. Love and God’s healing touch. Aunt Carol

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