Prayer Requests

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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.

Please Pray for The Following:

  • Prayers are needed for Louise Tucker, the sister of Jean Gorney, who is in the hospital because of stroke and liver problems.  Louise had been in rehab but had to return to the hospital.  Please pray.
  • Please pray for Barb Peterson.  Barb is in the Altamonte Springs Hospital going through some diagnostic work.  Pray for a good outcome and speedy recovery.   She is the wife of our sound and lighting company’s owner Don Peterson.
  • Pray for Jaeier and Haydee Torres.  Their daughter Sophia got caught up in an online effort to lure her from their home by an international scam.  Pray for this family as they sort out this difficult issue.
  • Pray for Pam and Danny Sabo.  Pam will be having a TEE test on Tuesday, July 7th at the Villages Hospital to check last years cardiac procedure.  Danny will be going to Shands on Saturday, July 11th for some testing.
  • Please pray for Leslie Tate.  She has been having health issues and will be going to Leesburg Hospital on Monday (6/29/20).  Also, pray for her husband and our good friend Otto Souder.
  • Please pray for James Senatore.  Jamie was the designer/builder of our church facility.  His dear wife Neil passed away this week.  We have wonderful memories of this dear lady from our meetings and planning sessions at Jamie’s home/office.  Please pray for Jamie and his family.
  • Our sympathy to the family of Jane Katsune who passed away on Wednesday, June 24th.  Please pray for her husband Tony.  Jane fought a valiant battle with cancer.  Her faith and your prayers were a great source of strength during these last difficult days.  Thank you for praying.
  • Please pray for Mike Howard’s daughter who will be having surgery soon at the hospital in Traverse City, Michigan.  Pray for Leigh and continue to pray for her Dad Mike who is still in the rehab facility.
  • Please pray for Ken and Alice Ralph. Ken has been going through some difficult days with several health issues. Also, pray for Alice as she provides love and care for Ken.
  • Continue to pray for Karen Orcutt who is a patient at The Villages Rehab.  Pray for healing and good care for this dear lady.
  • Please pray for Nancy Cowell.  Nancy is having some health issues and your prayers will be appreciated.
  • Pray for Colin Henderson.  Colin is the husband of one of our dedicated Infant & Toddler Pantry volunteers, Ina Henderson.  Colin will be having heart surgery and your prayers will be appreciated.
  • Update on Cheryl Reynolds. She is back home in Elmira, New York. She will have 6 weeks of radiation. She is feeling better and back to some normal routines. Continue to pray for Cheryl.
  • Pray for Louis Turner, a cousin of Mary Ellen Kresel, who is suffering from cancer and has been hospitalized recently.
  • Ann Ellenwood, a neighbor of Virginia Hampton, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and started chemo treatments on June 22nd.  Please pray for Ann.
  • Please pray for Bev Huey, a friend of Cathy Reitmyer, who has been diagnosed with kidney failure and will have open heart surgery tomorrow (6/10/20).
  • Bonnie Mielke was injured in an accident in South Dakota.  She was burned from the tips of her fingers to the top of her arm.  Painful skin graphs and a lot of pain.  Please pray for her.  She is a friend of Bonnie Pierson.
  • Please pray for the family of Barbara Hatfield.  Barbara passed away at Leesburg Regional Hospital recently.  Barb and her husband Bob have been part of our church family for some time.  Also, pray for their children and friends.  Rest in peace dear friend.
  • 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 days.
  • 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 Jerry and Lisa Sears from Michigan who were severely injured in an explosion at their vacation cabin.  Jerry is home recovering but more surgery ahead.  Lisa is still in rehab with two broken legs and a broken arm.
  • 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.
  • Please pray for 16 year old Kinsey Bogart.  Kinsey has a variety of health issues and continuing treatments.  Also, pray for her parents Holly and Damon who provide this dear girl with constant love and care.  The Bogarts are neighbors of Heidi and Rusty Allen.
  • Continue to pray for Ed Schneitzer.  Ed is having chemo treatments for cancer.  A tumor between his esophagus and stomach.  It is incurable. but they hope to bring it under control.
  • Please pray for Frank Szczpanski who is suffering with an ongoing lung infection.
  • Please pray for Roger Marvin.  He has been having several weeks of health issues.  Recently he had a fall and suffered a broken hip.  Roger and his wife, Shirley, need our prayers.
  • Cathy Reitmyer, recovering from heart issues.   Please pray for Cathy and her Mom (Rose).
  • Please pray for Joan Abbett, a friend of Penny and Dave Zwicker.  Joan has cancer and recently had a kidney and her bladder removed in a Boston Hospital.  Her husband Mark is caring for her and they both need our prayers.
  •  Please pray for Maggie Mlynczak, great niece of Virginia Hampton.  Maggie is doing better and working part-time.  Thanks for your prayers and let’s continue to pray for Maggie.
  • 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. Mike
  • Howard.  Mike is still in rehab in Michigan.
  • Carol Carlson.  Pray for Carol who is having health issues.  Carol is one of our Infant & Toddler volunteers and church family. Her husband Oakley also needs our prayers.
  • Jimmy Wigner. Carol and Gale Wigner’s son, Jimmy is still fighting against bladder cancer.
  • The children who visit our Infant and Toddler Pantry and their families.
If you have a prayer request contact Dawn Keough at:
or call the pastor at 352-250-6160.