Why Do We Pray?

Prayer is the practice of the presence of God. It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made. Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility, and claiming dependence upon God. Prayer is the needful practice of the Christian. Prayer is the exercise of faith and hope. Prayer is the privilege of touching the heart of the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." James 4:8

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7

Father, in Your mercy, hear our prayers.

Hands closed in prayer on an open bible

Prayer Requests

Prayers are needed for a young woman named Danielle who lives here in Florida. She relapsed back into her drug addiction and she and her family are struggling to survive this challenge. Please pray for daily strength and healing.

Sandy and Diane are also asking for prayer for a very active lady named Arlene, who lives here in Florida, who has been newly diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Prayers will be greatly appreciated by Arlene and her family.

Please pray for Dewey Macdougall who lives in Michigan. He is a friend of Diane Dresback and Sandy Hoffmann and he is having open heart surgery today 4/6. Pray for a successful surgery outcome and rehab.

Please pray for Jean Gorney and her family. Jean just was informed that she has 3 lumps on and near her pancreas and will be seeing a specialist to determine a definitive diagnosis. Pray for a not so grim diagnosis and comfort for Jean and her family.

Karen Rossa is requesting prayers for her "quilting sister" Mary Ann Sasenick, who is undergoing chemo treatments for breast cancer. Please pray for successful treatments and comfort for her and her family.

Please pray for the family of Mike Moorefield.  Mike passed away suddenly on a trip to Indiana to visit family.  Pray for Mary Lucas and all who will greatly miss this fine man.  Mike raised and donated our palm trees that are in the sanctuary and outside the entrance doors.

Please pray for Terri Ratti, a neighbor of Mary Ellen Kresel.  Terri had cardiac surgery and is in critical condition.

Ruth McGuy is asking for prayers for her dear friend Barbara O'Donnell whose colon cancer has come back and has spread to her chest and neck. She will be receiving chemo for a year. Please pray for sucessful treatment and healing.

Art Wilmeth asks for prayers for Cheryn Conly.  Cheryn, a good Christian,  is in rehab and working toward recovering from an illness.

Mary Ellen Kresel is asking for prayers for her friend Annie Edwards who had a golf cart accident.. Thank you to everyone who prayed for Annie.  She is in rehab and making progress.

Leslie Adams is asking for prayers for 6 mo.old Amoya Lopez who is in the hospital in Gainsville waiting for a heart transplant. She is the infant of one of the women who come to the Infant and Toddler Pantry. Please pray for this little one and her family.

Bill Deysher is requesting prayers for his son-in-law Scott Rofofsky who has been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal and liver cancer. Please pray for comfort and successful treatment. Bill greatly appreciates your prayers and concern.

Sylvia Walden is asking for prayers for her sister Suzanne who is visiting for a few months. Her sister just received an update on her stage 4 cancer that has been in remission and now has re-emerged with a new tumor in her hip and lesions on her liver. She will be getting radiation treatments here until 3/10. Prayers are needed for God's healing touch and pain relief.

Please pray for Irene Stackel.  Irene is Melanie Rafferty's mother.  She has directed our Pilgrim Singers group and attended services with her family at our church.  She recently had cancer surgery and faces a long recovery.  Pray for Irene and family.

Penny and Joe Stinton are asking for prayers for their good friend's 17 year old niece. She was just diagnosed with brain cancer, her name is Emily Monahan. She had just been accepted to Clemson. Penny sent an update on Emily, Dr. operated, tumor entirely encapsulated and removed. The biopsies revealed a stage 4 Glioma cancer of the brain. She will be going to Philadelphia Childrens Hospital for 6 weeks of radiation. Please pray for a miracle for Emily and her family.

Please pray for Gale Wigner.  Gale, our amazing greeter, has been diagnosed with bladder cancer.  He had successful surgery on 2/22/21 and is at home recovering. Gale had an additional successful surgery today 3/2 and will be recovering at home. If you want to send a card:  6819 Williams Lake Rd., Waterford, MI  48329.

A special request from Darla Webb for a friend:  Send a card, please! I would greatly appreciate if you could send a card to my grandson. He needs cheering up.  Two & 1/2 months ago I had a successful kidney transplant. I am so grateful. However, at the same I was in surgery my grandson was air lifted to Duke Hospital for an open heart surgery. It was discovered that he has a cancerous tumor called Cardiac Angiosarcoma in his heart. Our grandson Jasper Jawanda is only 16 years old.  The survival rate is 6-10 months. It is rare for much more. There is no cure. It would bring great joy to him if you could kindly send him a card.  The message should just be that he is in your prayers. Thank you in advance.  Send to: Jasper S. Jawanda, 660 N. Fort Bragg Rd., Southern Pines NC 28

Pray for calm, patience and peace for our world and society.  The pandemic, troubles in Washington, economic distress and more are causing the very fabric of our lives to be ripped and shredded.  Tension in homes and marriages.  A rise in the suicide rate.  Schools reporting increased behavioral problems.  We need to pray for serenity and an end to the turmoil.  Our bodies will have an increased negative reaction to this culture of anger.  Sickness of every type will increase.  Calm down and pray.

Penny Stinton asks for prayer for her water aerobics teacher, Jeanne Marciante.  Last year Jeanne battled colon cancer successfully.  She has now been diagnosed with brain cancer.  Pray for Jeanne.

Pray for the family and friends of Billy Field.  Billy was our sound tech and a good friend to our church.  He passed away suddenly, at the age of 55, on January 28th,.  The church has established a fund to help the Field family.  Your gifts can be sent to the church with the check made out to the church and in the memo section "The Field Family Fund"..Please continue to pray for Shannon and children in this very difficult

Please pray for Pam Sabo.  Pam had successful knee replacement surgery. Pray for a good healing/recovery. She is doing outpatient therapy presently and working hard for good results.

Please pray for Bob Gorney's brother, Anthony.  Anthony is dealing with cancer and the treatments.  Pray for strength and comfort.

Thank you for your prayers for Carol Brooks.  Carol had a good report on her breast cancer biopsy.  She is very grateful for your cards and prayers.

Please pray for infant, Mika Scott, he was born with several birth issues.  He will have surgery soon in Orlando.  He was born on 12/6/20 and weighed 6 lbs 9 oz.  His family is assisted by our Infant and Toddler Pantry..

Please pray for John Robertson.   John has a number of medical issues.    Also, pray for his wife Dorothy as she helps him deal with the situation.

Please pray for Dawn Payzant.  Dawn has attended our services many times and is a good friend of Nancy Doggett.  Dawn lives in Nova Scotia.  She is currently suffering from an advancing case of Parkinson's Disease.

Pray for Steve Feustel.  Steve is home having rehab and overcoming the effects of a stroke.  Pray for Steve and Beth.

Please pray for Mike Howard. Mike is recuperating in rehab after a surgical procedure on his arm. He is healing well, is able to get out to visit 'Help is on the way' in Michigan. He will be staying at the rehab center for 2 more months.

Please pray for Janice Nystrom.  Janice is the wife of Carl Nystrom.  Janice had surgery at the Villages Hospital on 3/25 and will be going to rehab when well enough to do so. Please pray for pain relief, healing and a successful rehab. Thanks to all.

Please pray for Billie Thatcher's sister, Mary Lou Kovacs.  Mary Lou is suffering with severe memory issues.  Pray for her and husband Ron.

Please pray for Frank Szczepanski.  Frank is having lung infection treatments that will last up to 24 months.  The side effects from the medications have caused him to lose his hearing which will not likely return.  Also pray for his wife, Vi, as they struggle through this difficult time together

Sally Gillies, a friend and from Michigan, is having procedures and treatments for stage 3 cancer. Please pray for Sally to have strength, hope and healing.

Please pray for Tami Blaze.  Tami has worked in our Infant & Toddler Pantry.  She has been bravely battling health issues for several years.

Continue to pray for Cathy Reitmyer as she is recovering from heart issues.   Please pray for Cathy and her Mom (Rose). Rose has severe arthritic issues and is in pain frequently in her back, hips, hands and feet. Please pray for pain relief and comfort.

Please pray for Bennie Exum's son, David, who suffers from pulmonary fibrosis.

Pray for Jerry Starkweather's long time friend, Les Hartzman, who was diagnosed with lung cancer and is going through chemo and radiation.

Pray for the necessary reforms to be brought about that will establish unity and justice for all citizens of our country.  May economic justice, police reform and an end to racism be established.

Pray for the families of the police officers and individuals who have been killed in the recent violence in our country.  Pray for the store and business owners who have lost everything to the senseless violence of the last few weeks.

Pray for peace to return to the cities and towns of our country.  Pray to stop the violence, looting and hatred.  Give our leaders the wisdom to take the actions necessary to restore order.

Please pray for Cathy Kivitt, the sister-in-law of Charles and Kathy Kivitt, she is battling cancer and other health issues.  Pray for healing, comfort and strength.

Pray for the many people around the world who are suffering from the coronavirus.  Pray to stop the spread of this virus, halt the panic, heal the many children and elderly it is afflicting.

The children who visit our Infant and Toddler Pantry and their families.

Pray for the success of our new church programs: The Memorial Garden, and The Infant and Toddler Literacy Program.  Thank you.

If you have a prayer request contact Dawn Keough at:  Nana6bn5g@aol.com
or call the pastor at 352-250-6160.