THE GOSPEL MINISTRY - SHARING THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
Joining in prayer with the One who is able to bring healing to those in need.
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.

Aug 24, 2014:

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 unearth. 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 sees 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 redone 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.

Paul Collins: Paul continues to face the problems with both kidneys and liver.  Not only is the dialysis required three times a week. Because of new medication to help with his liver, Paul only needs for the fluid to be removed approximately once every four to five weeks.   Also; Concerning his diabetes, the blood circulating is very poor, and the only way it help it is to lie down when his legs bother him. Please continue to pray that God's will be done for all of his ailments that he deals with, and for His salvation to be accomplished by the Lord.

Art and Carolyn Patton continue to battle the medical problems that they have endured for so long. However; Art AND Carolyn are having better days. Art is doing better with the dialysis, and Carolyn's cancer is once again in remission, let us just praise the Lord.  The rest of the family is doing well at this time. Let us continue to pray for them. So please keep them in prayer for the difficulties that their going through and seek God's perfect will to be done in their lives. Also: Ty Patton great grandson of myself, Art an Carolyn that the doctors. Even though s some problems, he is doing okey. Let us pray that God's will not ours be done for Ty.

Tom & Betty Johnson: Tom seems to be doing well. Tom is much better after his stay in the hospital. Betty is at home now, and she has an appointment to go to the UVA Medical Center to see a pulmonary specialist on the 25th of Sept. Please keep them in your prayers, and we  thank God for His grace and mercy toward them. 

Don Young: Founder and Head of the hands of Hope ministry in Winchester continues to battle migraines that have troubled him for more  than three and a half years. Still the doctors have found no cure. Lift up a special prayer, asking  the Lord to strengthen him during these times of difficulty. He has experienced some difficult times in the past with his balance that keeps him down. But his faith and trust in God is strong and he continues in thanksgiving to the Lord for his daily blessings. Let us continue to pray for something to be found during this new set of medical appointments that he is currently dealing with. Thanking God daily for Christ in his life. What a wonderful testimony. And he thanks all of you who lift him up in prayer. Continue in prayer that God will bless him in His perfect timing giving him hope that God will enable him to keep up with the ministry (Hands of Hope), that the Lord has blessed him and Sherry with and bring wellness to him and relief from the devastating migraines that he experiences.

Michael Kenney: Continue in prayer for Michaels salvation, that He will obey the word of God that he knows so well. Now we are down to 07 days to the wedding and we are hopeful that together they will seek the Lord, and let His knowledge and wisdom guide their decisions. Raising the children in the knowledge of the Lord.

Howard McDonald: Please lift Howard up in prayer for and unspoken request.  For the problems that he has endured because of his kidneys, knees, shoulder. There are no new difficulties at this time. Continue to keep him in prayer that the Lord grant him strength and healing according to God's will for his life.

Layne Foley: Please continue in prayer for Layne's salvation. Also; That God's will be done in Layne's life according to His perfect will and for the hope that he has of obtaining a donor heart. Even though Layne is doing well health wise he is not yielding himself to the call of the Lord. Pray that God in His perfect way will open the heart and the eyes of Layne to His mighty presence. Making him realize that he needs Jesus as his Savior.

Melanie Foley, God has blessed Melanie in that she is doing as good as can be expected. Her test on the cartroid artery came back normal.  Praying always for her salvation in the Lord, and the struggle that concerns her heart.

Jack Wampler: Pastor Jack returned from his vacation at Myrtle Beach SC refreshed and eager to go about church business. We thank God that in all these things that the Lord is with the Pastor. We thank God for his years of service concerning the congregation at SFSBC. Jack  The service today was shared by Associate Pastor Calvin Brownlow, Romans 5: 1-9; Entitled  Faith.

Polly Wampler Polly has a number of difficulties with her shoulder and knees. Please continue in prayer that  Polly finds strength in the presence of God in her life each day as she waits for His will to be done. 

Layne Dezan: Layne is suffering from a form of maculiar degeneration in his right eye. Layne is improving quite well because of his successful endeavors at lowering his sugar that he suffers from. Continue to pray for Layne as he deals with these burdens that has come to him, that God's will be done in his life. We ask that you lift him in prayer each day and that you continue to pray, 

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.
  
Karen Stafford: We thank God that the healing treatment of the stomach cancer does not require surgery and that it is being done according to the will of God concerning Karen.

Nicole Melvin: Nicole's brain tumors have began to grown again, and so the doctor's have decided to go ahead with surgery, to see if they can remove the tumors and bring healing for her.  Pray for God's hand to be on the hands of the surgeons, and that they accomplish God's plan for her life. At this time we do not know the date for the surgery, but that it must come, continue to pray for Nicole that whatever God's will that it take place.

Peggy Butler who went through a Colonoscopy it was determined that they the poll ups are malignant  and it was determined that she would need cancer surgery, but now they have postponed it because they have found spots in her lungs. Now it is determined that the spots on the lungs are also malignant, and we now know that the chemotherapy and radiation treatments have begun on the 25th to see if they will slow or stop the cancer. While she is going through with these difficulties pray that  she will be able to deal with these things, through the strength of the Lord in her life. Please continue in prayer for her.

Sally Willingham: Sally's doctor's found cancerous nodules on the ovaries where she had cancer in the past, and must go through Chemotherapy again to battle the return of the cancer. Pray that she would be touched by the Hand of God and that His will be done in her life.

Jennifer and Nora Collins: Sadly we report that the treatment that Jennifer is receiving is not going very well, and the doctors now consider it to be terminal, but let us always remember that God is in control, and it is His will and not our will that will be done.  Let us pray that God will steer the doctors to a better type of treatment, but let us also pray that in all things that God's perfect will be done. There is no new updates on Nora's treatment at this time. Only time will tell what will happen in the lives of the two sisters. We ask the Lord that His will be done in both of their lives, and we know that all prayers for the sisters will be greatly appreciated by both family and friends. We ask for continued prayer for the sisters, and strength to endure these struggles. There are no updates for this week.

Steve Miller: Steve is doing somewhat better, even though he remains in the hospital, everyone who sees him has let us know that he is upbeat about his condition and that he is looking much better as the days go by. During this past week, he has begin to talk again because the original trach tube with a smaller one.  He still has a long up hill climb to recover.  Please continue to pray for Steve and the family for God's will to be done  and that he be returned to good health according to the will and purpose of the Lord. Remember to include Jan in the prayers, pray that she feels the comfort that our Lord will bless and strengthen her with  His presence in her life.

Chiyoko  Ishiki, Sciatic Nerve condition. Doing well and is able to fellowship with her brothers and sisters in Christ at the FSBCH. She is still going strong, and her faith in the Lord does not waiver.

Pam Morrison, who works at the Warren  County Registrar's Office is troubled by back and neck pains. Pray that God's will be done for her in her struggle against these difficulties. 

Armed Forces of the USA: Let our prayers be lifted up for all of the remaining members of the Armed Forces who remain in service to our country, that no matter where they are that they be strengthened by the presence of Holy God in their lives. Also;; Pray that  the Chaplains be strong in proclaiming the Holy Scriptures, even though they are being told not to preach in the name of Jesus for fear of offending someone from another religion. Pray that they be like the Apostles Peter and John when they had to face the synagogue leaders in Jerusalem that they will preach and teach in the name of Jesus Christ to the glory of God the Father in Heaven and for the well being of all our soldiers.

Ted Williams and family: Ted is able to drive, and has a new job. Please continue in prayer for Ted that he be restored to the strength and healing for his afflictions to the Glory of the Lord. Nothing to new to share this week.

Ray McKorkle:  Bladder surgery was completed. Ray is doing well at home at this time.  Continue to pray that  God's will once again be accomplished in Ray's life, and for the difficulties that he is having that Ray will  be blessed by the hand of the Lord and that God heal him from these infirmities according to His perfect will for Ray's life. 
 
Jr. Wetsill: Continues in need of prayer for the difficulties in his life. Pray for the Hand of God to be with Him in these hard times.

Hilda Bowman: What a wonderful blessing it is to fellowship with Ms. Hilda for she is and inspiration to all their at Heritage Hall.  Please continue in prayer, that God's  will to be done as she goes through the healing process from the cancer surgery. For at the age of 94, God is watching over her, according to His will and way for her. And her faithfulness in the Lord Jesus, and that she is complete in her trust in Him.

Lila E. Eaton: Lila was operated for the stomach cancer. Received a wonderful thank you card for visiting with her, now that she is at home, she is beginning to take care of herself, doing the everyday things that God allows us to accomplish.  Keep Ms. Lila in prayer that God's will be done for Her and that It might be according to His plans, and that He will return her to the fellowship with her brothers and sisters in Christ at SFSBC.
 
Connie Funk: A former member of the Heritage Hall nursing home has been to found to have cancer, and if it is according to God's will it will take approximately two years of chemotherapy and radiation to cure. Pray for God's will to be accomplished and that His grace and mercy be extended to her. No new updates this week. 
 
Audrey Corbett: Since she moved away, let us continue to keep her in prayer while she is recovering from her kidney stones. Please continue to keep Ms. Audrey in prayer, we will miss her at church.  And pray that God's perfect will be done. during these times of struggle.
  
TA and Shirley Testerman: TA is doing well at the time being. Shirley however continues at home with the physical therapy that she needs.  Continue in prayer , thanking God that His will be done, and that TA and Shirley will be blessed according to God's will, and that they will be a blessing to those that God leads them to. Pray for travel mercies for their upcoming trip to SW VA during the Labor Day weekend.

Kim Lee: A special prayer request for Mrs. Kim Lee.  Let us pray that Kim's eyes be opened for what the Lord would have her see that are the difficulties that she is facing and what His will would be for her to get through them, and that God's way is the best way, and that she would place herself in His hands knowing that if she will walk with Him her troubles may not disappear, but that she will find the peace of God that He has intended for her to be fulfilled with.  Continue in prayer that she will yield to the presence of God for her salvation, and that He will strengthened her according to the needs that she is facing,. We received a wonderful blessing for our prayers in that her daughter Lindsey convinced her to see the Movie "God is Not Dead." Pray that it brought some of the understanding she needs into her life.  Pray also for her two children David and Lindsey that God would lead them through Dan and Maggie there grandparents who love them very much. Pray that in her troubles that she will seek  the Lord,  and that God would lead her to this verse of Scripture that can give her encouragement  that the words of the Lord Jesus will bless her with; "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26. NKJV. For without prayer we struggle, but with God, He will carry us through. Continue to remember Kim and her children, in prayer.

Daniel Fritts: Dan's knee surgery was a success. Even though their is still soreness in the knee, Dan is doing well. Dan knows and acknowledges that the blessings he receives comes from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and that Dan understands that God is a good and merciful God who will answer our requests. And that we can trust in the decisions that is made concerning the prayers that we lift up to him.  We thank God that He has allowed success in the past surgeries and we pray for God's perfect will to be done in the future surgery if it is required for the lower lumbar region of the back. We thank God for Dan and Maggie who are faithful members of the SFSBC and that our Lord continues to bless and use both of them according to His will, and with strength and wellness in their lives.

Charles Lipsett.  The  new medication for the tumors seems to be a good fit for Charles, and now we must wait to see if that will work toward reducing the tumors, If it is successful this medication will cut off the blood supply that cause the tumors to grow.   Now we have a good report concerning Charles and his health, he has gotten strong enough that the doctors are trying to get him a motorized wheel chair to get around in. No matter what, we know Charles and his family  will continue with their trust in the Lord. Let us pray for God's will to be done with those who are caring for him and making those decisions, that God grants them wisdom and discernment to accomplish the task that is before them and that it is the best for Charles according to the will of God.
 
Lester Horton: Pastor Lester and Miss Lottie were not there for the Friday service at Heritage Hall. Brother Earl and myself were their to bring continued honor and praise to our Lord through the music that we are able to share with the residents, I was blessed to bring the message from Luke 8: 11-15, concerning the parable of the sower, and we had and enjoyable service.  Please continue in prayer for each one of the residents at Heritage Hall that God will bless them and nurture them according to His will and purpose for each one. Also: Prayerfully pray for Preacher and Ms. Lottie as our hearts will lead us this week. That they be strengthen according to His will for their lives.

Miles Robinson: Let us continue to pray for Mile's and his families well being.  Please keep them in prayer for the struggles they have been dealing with.

Johanna Pangle: Johanna struggles with a nervous condition called Piriformis Syndrome. She is a very energetic young women who loves the Lord. Pray for an unspoken request concerning her family.  Pray that God's will be accomplished in her life and that His perfect will be done.

Jim Smith: Even though we know that Jim's recovery is a long one. Jim and April was with us at church and Jim is looking good.  However; After Sunday school Jim had to go home for he became weak, but we know that you are watching over him. We ask that everyone continue to keep Jim and April in prayer as he continues to be healed by the Lord from his cancer.  Even though this has weakened him physically, it has not weaken him spiritually. He does not let it get him down, because he knows that the Lord is with him in these difficult times.  Pray that God's will be done for Jim, for we know that our brothers faith in the Lord Jesus Christ will carry him through all of these hardships no matter what the outcome may be
 
Randy Miller: Who suffered a stomach anger ism, receive good news this last week from the doctor, that the anger ism has not grown and that he will not have to have any type of surgery.  Let us continue in prayer thanking God that he spared Randy through His marvelous grace, and that Randy  would walk 00strongly and faithfully in the sight of God. Continue to pray for the day that Randy will be healed of this difficulty in the name of Jesus our Lord. AMEN. 

Richard Theimer:  Let us ask that God's hand be on Richard as he endures the struggle that goes on in his body, and that God's will be done. For to do less than to trust in God at a time like this would be foolishness on those who hold him close to their hearts. Continue to pray for the strength that only our Father in Heaven can provide. His son Paul shared with us that he is about the same, not improving or getting worse.

Bill Durko: Bill still has a long way to go in and when he recovers, let us thank the Lord that He has brought him this far. And continue to thank the Lord for His blessing, and continue to pray that the family can find peace in God's presence and that Bill along with them  endure during this trying time. Also; If their be any further treatment that would help in any way let us lift our prayers that God will watch over him through them. And that the Lord be with the treatments and all those who are the care givers. Bill continues to be about the same.

Carlton Lee: Carlton is as well as he can, but the effects of the Colon cancer surgery, are not allowing him to gain any strength. Please continue to ask the Lord to renew him according to His will for him, and  that God's will be done, and that his family and himself be comforted in this time of struggle in his life.

Earl Wade: Earl has been diagnosed with third stage lung cancer. I'm not sure what this means, but I know that any kind of cancer is not to be taken lightly.  Earl and his family in your prayers that God's will be done, and that the knowledge and wisdom that the doctors need will be shared with them by the Lord. Please continue to pray for Earl, that whatever befalls him during this time of struggle that he will place his trust entirely in the hands of the Lord. No new updates concerning Earl at this time.

Ora Bullock: A wonderful godly friend for many years is now bedridden, with a cracked hip, and the doctors have yet to determined on the course of action they will take, partly because of her age. But we know that she trust in the Lord for all of her needs, and that no matter what, her faith will not wavier. So let us ask God to bless her according to His will and His loving kindness toward us. I will seek to have and update for you next week, in the meantime keep praying for Ora, she is a sweet and wonderful lady of the Lord.
 
Barbara Carbaugh: Barbara broke her ankle and have to have surgery to repair it, but just continue to keep her in prayer that it heal and she be back with us ASAP at SFSBC. 

Ann Ritter: Ann had to have gall bladder surgery, so that the doctors can better treat her diabetes. We ask God that He keep her in His healing hand and that His eye be upon Her. We miss her and many more through their struggles
that God watch over them and return them to the fellowship at SFSBC.

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.  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.
  
Sincerely
Rev. Leonard A. Young
Administrator and Editor
The Gospel Ministry Prayer List.




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