James 5: 16; "Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. "NKJV.
Jan. 31, 2016:
Our Prayer: Heavenly Father: Thank you so much for the opportunity to worship before you, and to be blessed with your presence. We know that you are the giver and sustainer of all things in the heavens and on earth. We thank You for our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ who loved us and died for us that we might be called children of the Living God. We know that You are aware of every petition and request that is made of You, and every need that all the peoples and nations have. We ask You that You consider our petitions for healing and recovery according to Your will for each person that we bring before You. We know that You, who see the circumstances of all of us, and who pours out Your grace and mercy on us with many blessings that none of us are worthy of. We thank you so much for that everlasting kindness and love that You have for all of Your children. And we thank You for each beautiful day that You allow each of us, to share the many blessings that You supply, so let us rejoice in this day that You have given us by honoring You in all that we do. May Your name be praised forever and Your will be done for all of those we have lifted up to You. We ask all these things in the name above all names, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
As each of you who reads the prayer list. Please take a moment to look at each name and lift them up to the Lord. We know that He hears our prayers, for His compassion and healing, and it just might be the one that our Lord is waiting to hear from a caring and gentle heart that has compassion for others. Along with the prayers for those who are struggling, we have good news for some on the list and sad news for others. Please read over the prayer list and pray for our Brothers and Sisters in Christ, and for those who live in the darkness of the world that His will be done and all things come about in His perfect timing.
Art and Carolyn Patton: Art continues to struggle with the weight loss. Hospice Care has now brought in a special bed for his comfort, but they are still aiding him to keep going to dialysis three times each week. They where dong as well as can be expected, Carolyn is doing much better with this new chemotherapy that she is going through. Please continue to pray for them each day.
Tom & Betty Johnson: Tom seems to be doing well, and Betty has a good day and a bad day, today things seem to be going very well.
Don Young: Founder and Head of the hands of Hope ministry in Winchester continues to battle sickness that was caused by migraines that have troubled him for five + years. Still the doctors have found no cure. Don battles the difficulties with a strong determination. For all of you who know and love him, give him a call, or a text letting him know that your thinking of him. Let us continue to thank the Lord who has enabled him to keep up with the ministry (Hands of Hope), that the Lord has blessed him and Sherry with and continue in prayer that the doctors find what has been troubling him for so long, and bring wellness to him and relief from the devastating illness that he deals with each day.
Michael and Jess Kenney: Praying that the presence of the Lord come to them that they might understand their need for Him. Also; Keep Jess in prayer for the pregnancy that she is going through now. she will be having a baby girl in May, let us give thanks and praises to God, that she be able to endure her pregnancy.
Layne Foley: Please continue in prayer for Layne's salvation. Layne is doing much better, but his heart is no longer strong enough to endure an operation. I don't know if he will be able to survive a transplant even if it is made available. Pray for His wife Diana who has watched over him and cared for him all this time. Keep the family in prayer that they might be strengthened and enabled to endure these struggles. Doing pretty good. considering his conditions. All is going well at this time. We can ask for no greater report, because we know that it is God who is keeping him going.
Robbie Foley: Robbie is doing much better from his battle with the kidney stones. So ask the Lord that He intercede for Robbie, keeping him strong. Pray also, that he will call on the name of the Lord for His salvation.
Melanie Foley: Has been struggling with a lot of problems with her teeth, now one of them is swollen up, and still the doctors won't do anything with them because she has some heart problems. Sadly to say these problems cause some unsightly facial problems. After the skin cancer was cured, now she has cancer in her lymph nodes, and is taking chemotherapy for that now.
Jack Wampler: Last week when we where snowed in Pastor Jack's younger brother Connie passed away after suffering from a number of Illnesses, that he has over the years, so would you please remember the Wampler family in your prayers, because we each know the sadness and grief that comes with a death in the family. Even though Jack is no longer the Pastor, and we are looking for a new one, he continues to be an important part of the SFSBC. Let us pray for Pas tor Jack that throughout his latter years that he will receive a reward of rest and fulfillment for the many years that he has stood before the Lord as Pastor at SFSBC.
Polly Wampler No update for today, but please keep Ms. Polly with Pastor Jack and the entire family in prayer that they would find the support and the strength in the Lord to accomplish His blessings for them.
Lane Dezan: Lane was at church today, leading the singing for the congregation, and being as bold and brash as ever. Considering all of the struggles that he has dealt with for the past few months it was good to hear him with and upbeat voice. Let us continue to pray that Lane would continue to lay everything down before the Lord, no matter what the decisions are that he will be required to make. For when we trust in the Lord we find that His answers are far better than any that we could ever think of making ourselves. Let it be Your will Heavenly Father that he will seek and follow so that he finds assurance in You.
St. Jude’s Hospital: Let us not cease to pray for the children at St Jude's and the families that are there with their children and the treatments that their children are in need of. We thank God for His blessings and all of the prayers that you lift up for each one of the children at St. Jude's. For those doctors, nurses and care givers who work at St Jude's are a blessing that God has provided for His little ones. Let us always remember these little ones in our prayers.
Steve, Carol, and Ted Williams: Steve was able to be treated and released from the hospital for what was found to be an ulcer, he is retuning this week for the medicine to take care of it. Concerning Ted the doctors have told him that he will have to have another appointment with the neurosurgery department at the Johns Hopkins Research facility in January, to see if they can take the first results and combine them with the second, and make a diagnosis that goes along with being able to treat it.. Ted has yet to go back to the hospital for the findings from the doctors. Let him find strength in the Lord and not loose hope in an answer to come for his diseases. No answers to these questions as of yet.
Ray McKorkle: Ray went through another cancer surgery last month, and now that he is recovering, he is doing very well. Hopefully, now that Ray has had the additional surgery that it will have gotten all the cancer. Ask that all things be done in the name of the Lord, and according to His will for Rays problems.
Jr. Wetsill: Jr. continues in need of prayer for the difficulties in his life. Difficulties that come on us as we grow older in life. Jr. is doing about the same even though he has to deal with many different challenges. Please continue to pray for him as you are lead to.
Chuck Vannoy: Chuck was recently operated on for Cancer , and when they started it was for the Pancreas, but they also had to remove a portion of the liver, and the entire gall bladder. He is at home for his recovery stage. Keep him in prayer, praying that the Lord will watch over him. Nothing new to share.
Hilda Bowman: Ms. Hilda continues in her struggles being very weak. I did not see her on Friday, When I visited on Wednesday, she was resting and I did not have the opportunity to speak with her. Continue in prayer for this God-fearing lady, that as the days go by that God will be their to comfort her.
Bob Smallwood: Considering the many difficulties that he has we thank God for watching over him each day. Along with the diabetes and Leukemia, it is a hard battle. So please continue to keep him in prayer. that God's perfect will and timing be done in his life. We haven't seen Bob or heard from his family in several weeks. We ask the Lord that He watch over Bob.
Audrey Corbett: Please continue to pray that if and when it is God's timing that Ms. Audrey be able to move back to Front Royal, but in the meantime, please continue to write her at. 351 Hickory Drive, Luray, VA. 22835. Please drop her a card to let you know that you are remembering her. Wishing her a blessed day, and thanking her for remembering me with a Christmas Card.
TA and Shirley Testerman: TA and Shirley both continue in their medical struggles. Shirley's Abdominal Aorta operation is still scheduled for Feb 3, because it has gone past the limit that the doctor said that it would require and operation. Pray that God will guide the hands of the surgeon. Keep TA, Shirley and the Testerman family in prayer.
Bill Testerman: Ever since Bill broke the toes in his foot, until he has some time away from caring for his father, he is baring up under the pain. He continues to struggle a lot, for he is tied up concerning the care of his father, and cannot seem to get the time to take care of this problem. Continue in prayer for Bill that it will heal better, and the pain that he is enduring will subside.
Sebert Testerman: Sebert is unable to go home anymore, and is staying with his son, TA stays in close contact with him, and keeps us informed about his condition. Sebert has been placed in hospice care because the Lund Cancer that he has, has increased at an alarming rate, and the time that the doctor spoke of is uncertain, so they have called in the Hospice Care Nurses to attend to him. Keep him in prayer, that God's will be done.
Kim Lee: Kim is having some difficulty with her back. Let us pray that the Lord will watch over her, so that she can be a good mother to Lindsay and David, her to children. Pray that this latest difficulty will be short lived. No new reports this week.
Daniel and Maggie Fritts: As Daniel recovers from his knee surgery, he is doing very well, as we fellowshipped at church this morning. Tomorrow, Daniel is scheduled for a Cataract Surgery that will find him in and out of the hospital. So keep him in prayer that all goes well for this. He along with Maggi were at church today. We thank God for Dan and Maggie who are faithful members at SFSBC and that our Lord continues to bless and use both of them according to His will. We thank both of them for being a blessing at church and trusting in the Lord for all their needs. Asking the Lord to bless these folks and there continued part in the ministry at Shenandoah Farms SBC. They are doing well, and I know that they probably missed church as much as I did.
Dorothy Rooks: The favorite aunt of our friend and sister in Christ, Maggie Fritts, is 81 years old, and because of the macular degeneration in her eye she has given up driving. She is in good spirits living out the remainder of her life until the Lord comes. Praying for her steadfastness in the presence of God be blessed. No update for Aunt Dot.
Hannah Richardson: Now that Hannah's ankle has healed sufficiently from the first surgery, she is doing well since she underwent the second surgery and is recovering well at this time. Continue to pray for her each day.
Bob Lipsett: A brother to our sister Maggie Fritts, has a terribly bad thyroid problem that is causing him difficulties, but now that the doctors have got the right diagnosis, Bob is coming along much better, so we pray that the medicine will get it straightened out according to the will of the Lord.
Craig Allen Wissenger: He has been diagnosed with stage three Hogkins disease. The chemotherapy that Craig has been taking seems to have cleared up the cancer, but now he is struggling with stomach problems. So pray that the doctors will see and treat this new problem with a lot of TLC and guidance from the Lord. Even though he continues to have sickness when he takes the chemotherapy, it is getting rid of the cancer. No reports for this week.
Dave Melander: Dave and Jan are busy at Emanuel Baptist in Manassas, until they are called by the Lord to do otherwise. He is doing well along with Jan, and his mother in Pennsylvania is doing well.
Lester and Ms. Lottie Horton: After his stay in the hospital, Lester seems to be doing very well in his recovery. As of the last report Ms. Lottie is doing about the same, still struggling quite a bit now and stays in the bed most of the time. These things continue to go on with Ms. Lottie. Lester did hire Mary Jordan to help him take care of Ms. Lottie, so that should take a burden off of him. Pray that God blesses both of them with strength to endure. No reports for this week.
John & Katie Calabrese: Katie is seeking prayer for her husband John who is unsaved. Katie has shared that things are going better with John at home. We pray that God would open his eyes to the fact that he needs Christ Jesus as his Savior.
David Baldwin: A young man of 27 years of age, with virtually a new wife, and a small son, who has been diagnosed with MS, and has been given and appointment at the UVA Medical Center, for a new study on 01-31-2016. Continue in prayer for David.
Bonnie Cook: A devoted mother and Pre-School teacher has developed Rheumatoid Arthritis. The doctors have found a medicine that is helping her quite a lot. We ask for prayers that God will grant her strength as she struggles with such a debilitating disease. No new reports.
Johanna Wright: Johanna's back and hip are doing much better, and we can keep rejoicing that it will completely be healed. Pray that God's will be accomplished in her life and that His perfect will be done, for there are other battles that are going on in her life. Nothing new concerning Johanna and her difficulties.
Randy and Phoebe Miller: Let us continue in prayer that the aneurysm that Randy has stays stable. Nothing new concerning Randy's potassium level. Also; Phoebe continues to heal from her cancer surgery. However; She has been suffering from the flu, and is recovering from it. Keep lifting them up in prayer.
Barbara Boyd: She has been diagnosis with both Bone and Lung cancer. I have no knowledge as to what kind of treatments as of yet, but please keep her in prayer, asking God to intercede on her behalf according to His will
Richard Theimer: As reported by his son Paul, he is doing well now since they removed the tumor from his brain. We can only thank God for these blessings.
Paul Theimer: Paul and his wife have three foster children in their care; Austin 2,Jaxon, 3, and Kylee 5 who have both physical problems and difficulties of adjusting to this type of circumstance, They seem to be doing very well. Pray that Paul and his wife be the Godly influence that these children need to grow up and become productive in the life.
Bill Durko: Since Bill began his long road to recovery, he has made great strides,, he is now walking and getting around very well. We thank the Lord for His blessing, and continue to pray that the family can find peace in God's presence and that they seek the Lord in all that they do and say. No new updates.
Sally Willingham: Sally Continues to do well with nothing new concerning the cancer she has been freed from. So let us continue to give all the glory honor and praise to the Lord who is our Great Physician.
Patrick "Pat" Kimball: Patrick is not doing well with his treatment for his lung Cancer. In fact he has started to have seizures, that have incapacitated him, and now he has to spend his time at home, but in this their is a good light, he has the opportunity to spend time with his family. We ask that you pray for him, asking God to pour out His grace and mercy on him for his healing, and that if it be possible that he be healed completely. Also; That God will comfort his wife Cathy and their four children. With sadness I am also requesting prayer for their 21 year old son who has an alcohol problem. As of this time, Alex has not responded to the counseling for the problem. Pray that he would understand that this is a difficult thing to deal with, and maybe th counselor will give him Godly advice, and that he will understand that God's will for him is to seek wise counseling beginning with God's will to be done in his life.
Larry Marshall: Larry is suffering from cancer of the lymphoma glands. After the last chemotherapy treatment, Larry continues to do well in the hopes that he will become cancer free. We ask for prayer for Larry, and that God's will be done according to the treatment and the healing of this cancer.
Ronald Teachey: Has completed his chemotherapy treatment for his cancer, and is doing well. Ronald continues to do very well, please keep him and his family in prayer.
Clayton and Doris Johnston: We thank God that Clayton and Doris are having a blessed period in their life, without any health concerns at this time. Pray for Doris that the blood thinners and other heart medication will help her with her heart condition. Pray for God's will to be done in all of their lives.
Ora Bullock: We have wonderful news concerning our sister in Christ. She is no longer stuck in the bed, but can now get up on her on, and she has a motorized wheelchair that she can operate very well. This does not end her difficulties, but the Lord is blessing her, and we rejoice with her in her blessings. Continue to pray that God strengthen her with His mighty right hand.
Barbara Carbaugh: Barbara is doing very. Let us thank God that he has blessed her with the healing that she needed. Let us praise God, giving thanks that Barbara is now praying for others who are suffering from cancer, and praying that God intercede for Karen that He take a hand in Her healing. So let's continue to pray for God to bless and give her strength each day.
Ann Ritter: We missed this wonderful lady at church this morning, since she was feeling tired and run down. However; Ms. Ann is a bright light within the congregation, keep her in prayer because the diabetes is causing her a lot of concern, the back pain has been severe, and the stage four kidney disease continues to give her problems. Her kidney function is getting dangerously low, requiring dialysis at sometime in the future. She is going this week for a CT concerning a mass to see if it is a tumor in her intestinal tract. So lift this precious lady up in prayer that she may find God's presence a strong right arm for her. Tis is a good example of a mothers love. Her concern is not for herself, but for her son Matt who has also been diagnosis ed with diabetes. Pray for the two of them that they be strengthened in their everyday needs, trusting in God in all things. Nothing to share concerning our sister in Christ.
Sonny Cain: Sonny is experiencing a lot of problems with his hip, we ask the Lord to bless him with strength and a fast recovery. Please continue to keep Sonny in prayer for the difficulties that he is going through. Nothing new to report this week.
Jim Cook: It has been discovered that Jim has cancer of the lymph nodes. And when he went to the doctor, and found that his PSA levels were way down, he surprised Linda with the good news by attending church. Today, we where blessed because he attended church with Linda, we rejoice in the Lord, and pray that he would continue to come. So let us lift all of these things to the Lord, praying that He will comfort Jim in his time of need. To God be the glory.
Peggy Peacher: She is suffering from a number of problems with her heart, the most serious of which is the left ventricle that is the greatest problem. Peggy has recovered will. Keep Peggy in prayer that God's will be done, and that she will be strengthened as the Lord's will comes to her.
Matt Ritter: Matt as it was reported is like his mother a diabetic. He is required to take medication, and we pray that this will enable him to function fully at his job, as a High School principal, and as music director at the church. Lift Matt up to the Lord that God may lay His hands upon him, and that he be encouraged by the power of prayer.
Dewey Powers: As of this time I don't know when Dewey will be have to start his radiation treatments, but just ask the Lord to watch over him. We pray that the results of this treatment will rid him of his cancer. Keep him in prayer that the problems do not come back and that God blesses him with the strength as He allows Dewey to recover completely. No new updates.
Janet Hofer: Janet has a blood clot in her right shoulder that is causing a lot of upper back pain: Pray that the Lord will guide her to the right doctor for treatment.
Junior Barnett: He has been diagnosed with lung cancer, and needs are prayers, and I'll let you of any specifics when I received them. So lift him up in prayer so that the Lord will touch his life.
Cindy Mantz: Please pray for Cindy because she has been diagnosed with a rare form of Ovarian Cancer. During the treatment this past week it was found that her blood platelets where to low, so they had to cease the treatment and are not sure when they will be able to start them up again. Pray that God takes a hand in this and directs the doctors concerning what procedure they should go about using.
Helen Stanley: Even though Helen has been found to be free from cancer, all of the treatments that she has had to endure, has brought various illnesses on that has kept her down lately. So keep Helen in prayer day by day that God's hand will rest on her, and bless her with His comfort. Today Helen has an unspoken prayer that she has asked us to lift up to the Lord, knowing that He knows all bout it, and we ask Him to intercede as much as He will. Let us also remember her two sons, Nathan and Ronnie who are lost along with her brother Elvis who has a number of health problems. But no matter the medical problems that they are enduring, their greatest problem is sin thus they do not know the Lord as their Savior. Regardless of the medical problems we pray for them to be saved, and that God would heal them according to his will for their lives. Also; We continue to pray for the salvation of all of those family members who are lost.
LET US COME TOGETHER AND PRAY FOR EACH ONE BECAUSE THEY HAVE REJECTED THE LORD TO THIS POINT. CONTINUE TO ASK GOD THAT HE OPEN THE EYES OF EACH ONE OF THEM ON THIS ENTIRE LIST ACCORDING TO HIS GLORY AND LOVE FOR HIS CREATION. Nothing new to share today.
James Blansett: Cousin to Helen Stanley has Lung cancer, along with congestive heart failure, that his breathing is greatly restricted and difficult and especially since the doctor told him he only had six months to live and that has been a year ago, Praise God, As we pray for James, let us remember that our God is in control, and no one knows what His will is for James other than Him. Let us pray that in all these things those who love and care for him will find peace and comfort through the power of our Lord. Let us ask God, who is in control bless him with the things that he has need especially his salvation.
No updates to report this week.
Wayne Short: Wayne has been diagnosed with A-fib, and his heart may only be functioning at 1/3 of its ability, and may require an electrical shock to get it back working. Please pray for all of the requests that Helen has lifted up to the Lord, for she has the belief, faith, and trust that the Lord will answer them according to His timing and His will. Pray that in the upcoming appointment that Wayne will find out something more definitive from the doctor.
Ms. Swefredraeya Joy and family, for their many needs, for this is a Christian family in Saudi Arabia where Christianity is not recognized. Swenfredraeya is in the midst of a 21 day fast, doing well with the fast, and wants everyone who praying for her to know that she really appreciates their prayers.
Peggy Butler; Peggy has been taking chemotherapy seems for the latest bout of cancer and is doing very well, and will know much more after her next CT scan, which comes later on this spring. Pray that whatever comes for Peggy, that she will just put it in the hands of the Lord.
Nicole Melvin: Nicole once again is taking either chemotherapy or radiation treatments for her cancer, twice a week, it seems like it will not fade away, but continues to return, but we pray that it won't overtake and bring no greater harm that It has already done in her life. Pray the mighty hand of God be upon her according to His will for her. I have no updates this week.
Bonnie Hitt; After having half of her leg amputated, Bonnie seems to be doing quite well. Pray that God will be with her in all of her struggles. That she will not lose heart, but be strengthened in spirit by the mighty hand of God.No new updates to share.
William McFall: Is a diabetic after having a partial of his leg. Since the surgery he has progressed very well, with nothing that would cause any difficulties. We pray that for all of his needs as he continues to heal from the surgery that he turn to the Lord in all things, to heal him body and mind, and soul, and that all those around him continue to lift him up in prayer daily.
Debbie Tucker: Debbie has recovered very will from the intestinal surgery, and is now taking physical therapy at the nursing home. She has had a small bit of bleeding that will cause her to get extra rest, but it should cause no problem. Pray for the healing, and that she grow strong in her walk with the Lord.
Angie Stevens: Our friend and sister in Christ has recovered from the emergency surgery she went through. We thank God for Angie, and the part that she plays in the Women's Ministry at church, and we pray that the Lord will continue to strengthen her each day. Praying that all is well with both her and Tom.
Don Ross: Don; because of a number of probation violations, was returned to prison in N.C., and is now scheduled to be released on July 12. We pray that this time in incarceration well cause him to steer clear of the things that brought him back to prison. Also: Deb requests prayer for her younger son Justin and his wife Jennifer whose addictions, have caused them a number of problems, even to the loss of their two children to other care. We as that you lift up prayer for the entire Ross and Ewald families. Praying for Debbie her family and her well being, and that our sister in Christ would know that we miss her very much here at Shenandoah Farms Baptist Church.
Brayden Schofield: A six year old young boy, who had developed some liaisons on his arm, and upon investigation it was found that he had bone cancer, and now sadly to say it has spread to one of his lungs. Please pray that the mercy and grace of God will be poured out on this young boy. Continue praying as this young body battles this debilitating disease of cancer.
Jennifer and Nora Collins, along with there father who have been long time members of the prayer list. All three of them having various types of cancer's continue to struggle with their on going battles, we have to report that Jennifer's cancer has spread throughout her body. At this time it is not known whether their is any type of treatment or whether it will do any good. The most and best thing that we can do is pray and call of the name of the Lord, asking t Him to touch all of them according to His will for this family.
Ed Edmonds: Ed is suffering from a hernia, his surgery is now scheduled for Feb 17, and we pray that God will lead the hands of the surgeon that he will be able to remove it, and that Ed will recover quickly. Keep Ed and Mary in prayer each day for God's blessing on them.
To everyone who reads these posts, and prays for all who are on the Prayer List, let them rejoice in the Lord and give to Him the praise that His name is deserving of. For God is good, and He is good all the time. AMEN.
Also; It is my hope and prayer that if anyone of you, who are facing difficulties in your life, that no matter what, you will put your hope and trust in the Lord, letting His name be praised. And for those who don't know Him as there Savior, let them seek His face that they be saved, strengthened, and redeemed, by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN.
To God be the Glory. We thank God for each bit of good news for the people on the prayer list. We know that His presence has endowed the Doctors to know and make the wise decisions that cover the treatments for each one on the prayer list and all others who are facing afflictions in their lives, and we know that God is at work in each of the lives on the prayer list granting them a part of His infinite grace and continuing to bless the doctors with the knowledge and wisdom that they need so that they can share with us the very best that we are granted, the best of care by the grace and mercies of our Lord.
I thank the Lord for each bit of good news that we receive for each person, and the changes that have occurred in each of their lives. I also thank the Lord for His presence with us whether in life or death, because we know that in all things the will of God is perfect. AMEN.
Let this be a special prayer for our nation, that our leaders, no matter who they are, that they will be convicted through the righteousness of God's word, and be reminded that the Lord is Master over
all things and that they would understand that He is the one who has given them authority to govern the people of this Nation. And let this be not for political leaders only, but all leaders; Spiritual, Business, Military, and all those who serve that they will seek the Lord. Also; Let it be known that as Christians and citizens we should be setting an example for others to see and follow, so that we can have a truly God fearing, God following relationship with God for our country once again. AMEN.
Continue to proclaim the name of Jesus all throughout the year, that He be lifted up. For Jesus has said; If we confess Him before men, He will confess us before His Father who is in heaven. And if we deny Him before men, He will deny us before His Father who is in heaven. Matthew 10: 32,33; In all these things, let us give God the glory. AMEN.
Remember this page is for anyone who is suffering or having problems that you would like prayer for. Or if you have a praise report thanking God, for a blessing for your life or someone you know, we will be glad to add it in. Just plan on getting the requests in by Fridays if at all possible, and I will do my best to see that they are added on the following weeks prayer list beginning on Sunday afternoon.
Rev. Leonard A. Young
Administrator and Editor
The Gospel Ministry Prayer List.