James 5: 31; "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.
Nov, 22, 2015:
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.
Josephine Adams: Ms. Jo after having surgery has gone to the Heritage Hall Nursing Home to recuperate. Ms. Jo as a result of the operation, is going to require a feeding tube placed in her stomach temporarily until the operation heals up and she is able to eat properly again. Let us lift her up in prayer that God will give her rest and comfort and a quick recovery.
Art and Carolyn Patton: Art continues to struggle with the weight loss, and Carolyn will have to start chemotherapy anew in December. We ask God for peace and comfort for Art in his final days, and that God would grant the same to the family has they share in this with both Art and Carolyn.
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. Let us pray that the Lord will comfort her and allow her breathing to be comfortable for her. Keep Tom in prayer for he needs his strength so that he can be a calming assurance to Betty during this ordeal. Pray for the family that they be strong during this battle.
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.
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.
Robbie Foley: Robbie responded very well to the cortisone shoot and is doing fine. Pray also for his salvation, that he would see his need for the Lord in his life.
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. Mel must take another round of chemotherapy that will last for another three weeks for the skin cancer that she has. Please pray that the Lord will allow this treatment to work and that she finds comfort from the ill affects of the chemotherapy.
Jack Wampler: Jack has not been to church for several weeks, and is having difficulties with nausea when him or Ms. Polly has a doctors appointment. Continue to pray for Jack's comfort as he passes his time away each day. 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 Pastor 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 Ms. Polly is doing very well with the hip operation recovery . She continues to do out patient therapy at home, asking God to heal the hip, so that she can be at church where she enjoys the fellowship with everyone. Polly finds strength in the presence of God for her life each day for the things she is in need of. as she waits for God's will to be done.
Lane Dezan: There was a bit of encouragement with Lane, in that, even though he's having physical difficulties, he is going to attempt to do the service next Sunday. Heavenly Father no matter what the decision let it be Your will that he will follow. His biggest difficultly now is being able to drive at night. Let us pray also that Lane does not forget to use his insulin for the diabetes that causes this disease. Pray that Lane will continue to give everything to the Lord, and let Him handle this difficulty in his life. Lift up Lane that he might hear and obey the guidance of the Lord.
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: Just got the news this week, that Steve is now in the hospital with Pancreaitis, let us pray that this would be short lived, and that Steve will be back on his feet soon. Concerning Ted the doctors have told him that he will have to have another appointment with the neurosurgery department. Still their is no new date set for it. 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.. Concerning Steve's sister Betty, she is now under Hospice care, and they are using morphine to comfort her, and keep the pain down as much as possible. Nothing new concerning Bette. Please keep the family in prayer, and give them peace to endure these circumstances.
Ray McKorkle: Ray's cancer has returned to his bladder, and has spread to his kidneys. Ray is having a very difficult time of it. Keep Ray in prayer, asking God to comfort him, and to grant the doctors knowledge concerning what they need to do with treating, or telling him they can't. No new updates.
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. Now we have learned that his eyesight is failing. But Jr. is doing very well these days, and has been enjoying the outside a bit.Pray for the Hand of God to be with Him in these hard times. No new updates.
Hilda Bowman: Ms. Hilda continues in her struggles being very weak, and not being able to respond at times, remaining week and unable to do anything for herself. Pray that God's hand be with her, granting her comfort throughout this time of struggle, asking God that His perfect will be done in Hilda's life according to His will and not ours.
Bob Smallwood: Bob was released from the hospital on Wednesday after having a number of problems and was at church this morning, Considering the many difficulties that he has e thank God that he was able to come. So please continue to keep him in prayer.that God's perfect will and timing be done in his life.
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. Nothing to share concerning Ms. Audrey.
TA and Shirley Testerman: TA and Shirley both continue in their medical struggles. Thank you all for being supportive of them during the struggles that they have endured throughout the years. Among her many difficulties, her leg is acting up again, and causing a lot of struggles. They were able to get an update concerning the aneurysm and left Friday going to White Top, Va. to be with the family until the 22nd. We know that as they face things, they face them with confidence that God will renew and strengthen them in their time of need.
Bill Testerman: Ever since Bill broke the toes in his foot, they have caused him a great deal of 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 needs constant care, and his son Bill and his wife are caring for him. Pray that God's will be done in his life, and that he be granted the presence of mind to remember that God will watch over him, and be with him in all things.
Kim Lee: We thank God for answered prayer. Even though Kim has struggled with afflictions, she is doing much better now. Kim is attending church off and on with her daughter Lindsay, and son David. Also; Kim was encouraged even the more this week with the return of her old job at General Dynamics's So let us pray that God will bless and strengthen Kim that she might draw closer to the Lord Jesus Christ in a lasting relationship. David the grandson of Dan and Maggi visited with us at SFSBC this morning. Also; We have a prayer request for a friend of Kim's, Steve who was injured in a motorcycle accident. We pray that God will look over him in this time of need. Nothing to report.
Daniel and Maggie Fritts: Let us lift up Daniel in prayer this week, for after having his right kneecap replaced, The doctor has told him that they will replace the left knee also, now he will have to wait for a date for that operation. Let us pray that when he returns to the doctor, that he will be able to recommend the best way to go about taking care of it.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.
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.
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, 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 Hopkins disease. The chemotherapy that Craig has been taking seems to have cleared up the cancer, but now he is struggling with stomach problems so he will be to the doctor this week to see if he has an ulcer. So pray that the doctors will see and treat this new problem with a lot of TLC and guidance from the Lord.
Margret Christian: Since the operation Margret has recovered, and the doing extremely well, and their is no sign of the cancer that was removed from her colon.
Neelam Salamat: Having gone through all of the therapy's that was required, Aliza's mother has come through the cancer that she had and is now well. Let us give God the glory for this great blessing.
Dave Melander: Dave and Jan are busy at Emanuel Baptist in Manassas, until they are called by the Lord to do otherwise. Keep them in your prayers. Spoke with Dan on Friday, he and Jan are doing well keeping busy, at conferences and the like in his service to the Lord.
Lester and Ms. Lottie Horton: 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. Lester needs both our prayers and encouragement, since he finds it difficult to care for Ms. Lottie by himself. Lester does have a lady that comes and helps him with Ms. Lottie during the week. Continue to pray for the Lord to comfort the two of them in their needs. Nothing to share this week.
John & Katie Calabrese: Katie is seeking prayer for her husband John who is unsaved. Let us pray fervently for John is expressing hatred for the word of God, and is causing a lot of discord in the family. 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 some appointments at the UVA Medical Center on December 03, to see how he can be helped with his struggles. We pray that he will turn everything over to the Lord, and that his trust will be in God and not man.
Bonnie Cook: A devoted mother and Pre-School teacher has developed Rheumatoid Arthritis. 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 only thank God for this healing. 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 Miller: Let us continue in prayer that the aneurysm that Randy has stays stable. However; Randy's potassium level in his blood and it is affecting his kidneys with and infection that could be life threating. It is now known that Phoebe's operation was for Colon Cancer, and they are now waiting on the report from the pathologist to determine if and what type of treatment will be required. Until then keep both Randy and Phoebe in prayer that God's grace and mercy be felt in their lives. No new updates.
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: Confirmed by the blood work and all the tests that have been done Sally is free of the cancer. As they continue to monitor Sally each month for any sign of cancer, let us rejoice in the Lord that she has been freed from the cancer that she struggled with, giving 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. 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. But i do have some good news, Alex has agreed with his parents to seek counseling. Pray that he would understand that this is a difficult thing to deal with, and may that be a counselor who will give him Godly advice, and that he understands that God's will for him is to seek wise counseling beginning with God's will to be done in his Alex's 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. Larry is holding his on, and we pray that God's will be done for him.
Ronald Teachey: Has completed his chemotherapy treatment for his cancer, and is doing well. When he goes back next month we will know if all of the cancer was wiped out. Please keep him and his family in prayer, praying that God's will be done in all of these problems that he is incurring. Also; Ronald had a fall and broke some of his ribs, but it is reported that he is recovering well.
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 some good news, that one of her care givers Dominic and Ora are getting along much better. We thank God for this blessing and hope that it continues. So we ask God that in His perfect will, will show her the pathway that He has planned for her. Continue to pray that God's strength be renewed in her each day. For we know that the desire of our sister is to be in God's house with her brothers and sisters in Christ.
Barbara Carbaugh: She is doing very well since the doctors repaired the problem with the pace maker, it is always a blessing to see her at church. Continue to pray for God to bless and give her strength each day.
Ann Ritter: 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. However; 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.
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.
Jim Cook: It has been discovered that Jim has cancer of the lymphnodes. At this time we are unaware of what treatment that he will require, but we lift all of these things up to the Lord, praying that He will comfort Jim in his time of need.
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 had a doctors appointment on Friday morning, and as of this time I am not aware of the results. 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: Even though Dewey is finished with his chemotherapy, it is reported that he must take radiation beginning in December. 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.
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.
Debbie Mintz: Please pray for Cindy because she has been diagnosd with a rare form of cervical cancer. We know that this is the dreaded word that no one wants to receive. So please for Cindy that the doctors will find the right type of treatment
Helen Stanley: Concerning news, my sister in Christ had no new updates to share concerning the cancer in her lung. We thank you Lord, that we know all things are possible with You, and that the power of prayer is great and awesome. We will await the results of the chemotherapy along with Helen, asking God to strengthen our sister in Christ. Also: Let us 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; Pray that Helen will be strengthened and renewed by His mighty hand. We continue to pray for the salvation of all of those amongst them 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.
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 changes 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. Even though she doesn't speak of it, I would believe they face a great deal of persecution. Pray and ask the Lord that whatever their needs are that He will see to them according to His will. Please continue in prayer for this family in Saudi Arabia.
Peggy Butler; Peggy has been experiencing problems with the cancer that has returned, and is waiting on the results of the scans to see if she will have to have any treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation. Pray that whatever comes for Peggy, that she will just put it in the hands of the Lord. No update this week.
Nicole Melvin: Nicole once again is taking either chemotherapy or radiation treatments for her cancer, 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.
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.
William McFall: Is a diabetic after having a partial of his leg, seems to be doing well since the surgery. We pray that for all of his needs as he heals 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. No update for this request.
Debbie Tucker: Debbie knows now that she has no hope of having a surgery that would repair her leg and allow her to walk. So let her be content with the fact that she will be a long term resident at Heritage Hall Nursing Home. She is being attentive to the word of God, and doing her best to study and be obedient to the truth that the Lord shares in His Holy Word.
Angie Stevens: Our friend and sister in Christ who is battling diabetes. Angie; Continues to battle the dregs of diabetes. Pray that God will grant her comfort.
Don Ross: We lift this young man up to our Lord in prayer because of a caring, and loving mother who knows that he may have to return to prison for a parole violation. He has fulfilled one of his requirements and that is to have a job.Let us ask God for His favor, that he would seek the salvation of the Lord and that what ever comes of the hearing in August, that he would stand up calling on God to enable him to bear with the consequences of what the Parole Board decides. that he will find strength through the presence of the Lord in his life.
At this time I would also like to lift up his mother Debbie, because she left for NC and has not returned, so let us pray for both Don and Debbie's well being.
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.
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.