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.
 
May 24, 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 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.Also; Concerning his diabetes, the blood circulating is very poor, and the only way to help  is to lie down when his legs bother him. Please continue to pray that God's will be done for all of his ailments, and that God deals with him concerning his salvation.
 
Art and Carolyn Patton continue to battle the medical problems that they have endured for so long. However; Art and Carolyn are doing good. We saw both of them at Shenandoah Farms BC yesterday at the Jim Smith Memorial Service. Art had  a new stint put in his right arm for his dialysis, but other than that he is doing alright. And I'm glad to say that Carolyn is getting around very well. Art and Carolyn both appreciate the prayers that are lifted up for them,  so just keep the prayers coming.  
 
Tom & Betty Johnson: Tom seems to be doing well. Betty is doing much better. Walking on her on again and getting stronger. She is now at home, and doing better, most likely because she's back in the surroundings that she knows best. Pray that the power and peace of God will continue to comfort her during her struggle.  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. Nothing new to report at this time.
 
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 four 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. We continue to pray that God's will be done for him, and what ever comes, we know that it will be according to the Lord.
 
Michael and Jess Kenney: Let us pray that God will guide the family of Michael and Jess, and that He would turn their hearts toward Him, that they might come to the knowledge of the Lord, and that along with the children they will seek His name for their salvation.

Howard McDonald: Please lift Howard up in prayer for and unspoken request. The Lord knows of all the needs that he has, and will bring about an answer in His timing. Howard continues to have his problems, just ask that you continue to lift him up in prayer.  
 
Layne Foley: Please continue in prayer for Layne's salvation. Layne is doing much better this week, but that doesn't change his circumstances, he still needs the transplant.  Pray for his transplant, unless he receives a heart transplant the doctors have said that he needs, that he is in the Lord's hands. And for all believing Christians we know that he has and continues to be in the Lord's hands. We pray that the will of God be done for Him and not that of his own. 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. Let us continue to pray for God's strength to hold him until they find a donor or that God would heal him. Layne's blood was to thin to do the cataract operation this past Tuesday, so they rescheduled it for this upcoming Tuesday, pray that it will have better results this week.  Also; Please pray for his mother Loretta Collins who is the wife of Paul who is a diabetic, and is on the list for a kidney, and the two of them are in a struggle for their lives, and she needs prayers to encourage and support her.
 
Robbie Foley: Robbie is having problems with the two lower vertebrae in his spine and is going to see a neurosurgeon. Robbie continues to wait on the appointment with neurosurgery to see what they will recommend for his back.  Pray that Robbie would seek the Lord for His will to be done, and for his salvation. Nothing new concerning his appointment.
 
Melanie Foley, God has blessed Melanie in that she is doing as good as can be expected. Her heart problems are lessening, but she has some dental problems, that are causing her to have a lot of difficulties, and they will not work on them because of her heart.  Please pray that she can find a doctor who will work on her teeth and overcome those obstacles. Please continue to pray for Mel that her on going difficulties be healed according to God's timing and His good pleasure.
 
Jack Wampler: Pastor Continue in prayer for Jack and the family that God would give them relief from the burdens that they have endured in the past few months.  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 Polly is struggling with some of the physical ailments that comes with age. Please continue in prayer that  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:  We thank God for his good health, and we also thank the Lord that his diabetes is mostly under control as much as it can be. So pray that Lane along with his unspoken requests, be able to deal with the problems that he is facing, and that he will call on the Name of the Lord to strengthen him.

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.
  
Karen Stafford: Karen is doing very well, but continues to need pray, so lift her up to the Lord that in all things He will bless her accordingly.
 
Nicole Melvin:  Nicole is doing very well considering that the doctors recommended that she have surgery for the brain tumor, and having chosen to forgo the surgery and leave these things in God's hand she is doing well at this time. Please continue to pray for Nicole that whatever God would bring to pass that she will seek all things according to His will and not the will of man. She is doing well at this time. No change, Nicole continues to do well, but she still needs our prayers.

Peggy Butler Considering all the difficulty that  Peggy has had concerning the cancers that troubled her. They have done a CT scan on a couple of other spots, and are waiting for the results, to see if their is anything else to be done.  Continue in prayer for her that God's perfect will be done. Continue to pray for the difficulties that Peggy faces, and that God will watch over her.
 
Jennifer and Nora Collins: Both sisters continue to battle their respective cancers, along with their father, and it has been determined that all three have incurable cancers and the outlook doesn't not look good for the three of them. But please continue to lift them up in prayer, for our God is a Mighty God, and we pray that His will in His timing for each of them be done. Sadly their is no change, but continue to pray for the three of them, that God will comfort them in His good timing.
 
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.

Steve, Carol, and Ted Williams and family: Ted has not done well with the medication that was prescribed for him, and the doctors are going to send him to a hospital in Ohio that is connected to the John Hopkins Hospital and Research. Also: Steve's sister, Betty Fiske is about the same, but they have scheduled her for another chemotherapy treatment on June 1st and then a CT scan to follow to see what the results will be. We ask that you keep Steve Carol and their family in prayer. And that God in His perfect timing and will, grant them rest and comfort, during these trying times. returning them to us in His perfect timing. Continue to pray for the Williams family that God will hold each one in His mighty hands, and that His will be done. 
 
Ray McKorkle: Ray; Is doing much better now that the chemotherapy has been completed. Keep him prayer that God will bless him with comfort and His presence in Ray's life, also pray for his family that they be comforted with the good news.
 
Jr. Wetsill: 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. Pray for the Hand of God to be with Him in these hard times.

Hilda Bowman: Ms. Hilda Is doing much better these days, she continues with  her regular routine, even though she is blind, she gets around a lot better than some sighted people. It is God's blessings and care for her.  We enjoyed Ms. Hilda's company at the chapel service on Friday morning. We also thank God for her daughter Betty who cares for her very much and attends to her needs their at Heritage Hall. Please continue in prayer, that God's will be done as she goes through the healing process from the cancer surgery.
 
Bob Smallwood: Bob has suffered with Diabetes and Leukemia for quite sometime. Betty shared with me on Friday that he was doing very well and was not having the difficulty that he had incurred when he first had the surgery, and that he can now try to do some walking on the part of his foot that is left. We thank  We ask for God's blessings and continued prayers for Bob and that God's will be done in his life.

Lila E. Eaton: Myself, along with Grace, Linda, and Mary from church were blessed to spend and afternoon with Ms. Lila this past Tuesday, and we had a blessed time that included the singing of hymns, and being mindful of one another and the world that we live in. I'm sure she would welcome your phone calls. 1-540-837-2814. No matter what please keep her in prayer. 

Audrey Corbett: She is doing well, and we surely do miss her as a regular participant at church.  However; At this time it doesn't appear that  Ms. Audrey will be returning to Front Royal, We hope that it does come to pass, but until then please drop her a line at the following address. This is her new address and phone # if you have the opportunity to drop her a note or give her a call.   351 Hickory Drive, Luray, VA. 22835. Or call at 540-843-0928  Take a moment or two this week to give Ms. Audrey a call, I'm sure she will enjoy it.
 
TA and Shirley Testerman: TA is doing very good. However; Shirley is once again having the ongoing problem with her back, legs and as a result her knees and the bottom of her feet are swelling. Also; Per the sleep test therapy she has received the CPAP to use to help with this problem, so far their seems it be no great help. We are thankful that after the doctor appointment on this past Monday that the cyst on Shirley's kidneys has not grown, nor the aneurysm is the same.  We know that as she struggles with her afflictions that she asks that God's will be  done. Continue to keep them in prayer for their well being.  Haven't been able to learn as of yet what the results of the sleep study test was.

Bill Testerman: Even though his foot is beginning to heal, Bill continues to have problems with the broken bones in his toes. Pray for the continued healing that only the Lord can accomplish for his foot. Also; ask that God's will be done for Bill, according to  His perfect timing.

Sebert Testerman: Even though Sebert was been diagnosed with lung cancer. He is 88 years old and has declined any type of treatment, and when the doctor was asked about how much it was affecting him, he said without the further tests that could be given he could not make any determination as to how things would go in his life. Pray that God's will be done for him according to the timing and the might of God in his life.

Kim Lee: We thank God for answered prayer. Even though Kim has struggled with afflictions. Kim is attending church off and on with her daughter Lindsay, and son David. However; The affliction that Kim was struggling with has subside.  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.

Daniel Fritts: We thank God that Daniel's knee surgery went so well and that he is recovering very well. We know that these things are the blessings of the Lord, and we thank and praise Him for His grace and mercy that has been granted to Daniel. 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.

Hannah Richardson: We thank God that since the surgery, Hannah is recovering very well. That the success of the surgery might afford Hannah the ability to walk correctly. Continue to pray that the healing will take place soon and according to God's  perfect will.

Margret Christian: Margret underwent the colon surgery and has began her road to recovery. Let our prayers be that the doctor's were successful, and that the hand of our Lord be with Margret during  the forthcoming recovery.

Dave Melander: Dave has been appointed interim Pastor until the church selects the Pastor to be the permanent Pastor at SFSBC Let God's will be done for Dave and his wife Jan, that whatever comes they know that this is Your perfect will for them. Dave said that most of todays service was given over to the testimony of Michael and Sandy Spangler, along with some music and and other things that where going on in the church.  

Lester and Ms. Lottie Horton: Ms. Lottie is struggling quite a bit now and stays in the bed most of the time. Lester was hoping that he would be able to get her ready for church today, because today is his 60th anniversary of preaching the word, and he was to share the message at Lighthouse RWBC in Mauertown, VA. Continue to pray for the Lord to comfort the two of them in their needs.

John & Katie Calabrese: Katie is seeking prayer for her husband John who is unsaved. 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 at this time is questioning the Lord, saying, Why me? We pray that God would open his eyes and turn him to himself, and let him be reminded that Jesus Christ will never leave him, nor forsake him, and that if he puts Himself in the hands of He who opened the eyes of the blind, healed the lame, and made the deaf to hear! He is also the Lord God who can carry David through with this struggle that he is enduring.
So we pray that it would be that God would bring to his understanding that all things will work for good for those who love God. AMEN.

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. .

Randy Miller: Let us continue in prayer that the aneurysm that Randy has stays stable.  Let us continue in prayer thanking God that he spared Randy through His marvelous grace, and that Randy  would walk strongly and faithfully in the sight of God. Nothing new to report.
 
Richard Theimer: Is reported to be doing much better from the struggles that he has faced with the chance. Pray that God's grace and mercy be with him as he goes through his life day by day.
 
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. 
  
Sally Willingham: Now as time goes by let us continue to pray that Sally will remain cancer free, and that out Lord will keep it from returning. Let us pray for God to give Sally strength as her recovery goes forward. 
 
Patrick "Pat" Kimball: Has just gone through chemotherapy and radiation treatments for the first stage of Lung Cancer. Since these treatments where completed we are happy to say that Pat is experiencing a bit of wellness.  We ask that you pray for him, asking God to pour out is grace and mercy on him for his healing, and that God will comfort his wife Cathy and their four children. Hoping to get and update ASAP

Larry Marshall: Larry is suffering from cancer of the lymphoma glands. We know that after going through his third chemo treatment, that Larry is doing will.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 and enlarged petulatary gland and is undergoing treatment for this condition. Larry continues to do well as they continue with the treatments. Please keep him and his family in prayer, praying that God's will be done in all of these problems that he is incurring. He is doing well at this time, so let us thank the Lord for his blessings.
 
Clayton and Doris Johnston: Clayton is suffering from the first stages of dementia, and it is hard for Doris. We have learned that Clayton's  eye surgery, will be done on the 6th July. As she has been going through some difficulties, and it is found that she has A fib, a heart condition along with a Mitral Value Prolapse that requires constant medications for the value and blood thinners to keep everything open so she will not be subject to a stroke. So pray that she is able to stand up to this challenge in her life. We ask the Lord to watch over Clayton and her, and that His perfect will be done in there life. Along with the results from a biopsy that she had done on a spot on her forehead. Ask God to bless her with good results. Let us remember three year old grandson Nolan who will have eye surgery on the 30th of June
   
Ora Bullock: A wonderful godly friend for many years is now bedridden, with a cracked hip, is struggling because she don't get the help that she needs, and does not want to go to the Nursing Home, but soon she will have to make a choice. 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.
 
Barbara Carbaugh: Missed you again today at church we pray that all is well and that we see you again soon. May God bless you each day.

Ann Ritter:  The back surgery that Ann underwent has not prevented the pain that has caused her so much difficulty.  We pray that God will show the doctors another way to bring relief from the pain that she still suffers with. Also; we hope that we see her along with Ms. Barbara, who between the two of them always bring a bright and sunny atmosphere to the church. Let us pray that both of them get well soon, and bring that special ray of sunshine back to us
 
Helen Stanley: After a more in depth study was done on the CT scan. Let us pray for whatever treatment the doctors would prescribe it will be the right one, and that the Lord strengthen Helen for what lies ahead whether it be cancer or not. Also: Let us remember her brother Elvis who is lost and along with that has a bad heart. Continue to pray for Helen and her brother Elvis who continues to have difficulty breathing. Let God's will be done for our sister Helen that He would be the hand that gives her strength.   

Ronnie Stanley: Ronnie continues to have problem with his breathing. Pray for God to guide their diagnosis and that he will receive the proper treatment, and that God's will be done.

James Blansett: Cousin to Helen Stanley has Lung cancer, along with congestive heart failure is have a difficult time dealing with these things, and especially since the doctor told him he only had six months to live and that has been a year ago, 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 find peace and comfort through the power of our Lord. Let us ask God that along with the difficulties that he has with breathing that God who is in control will bless him with the things that he has need of.

Debbie Tucker: It seems as if the doctors have had second thoughts concerning the knee replacement surgery for Debbie. Because of Debbie's contributing health factors she is experiencing weakness in her lower body from weakness of her knees, legs and ankle bones.   Her new appointment with the doctor is on the 30th of this month. So continue to pray for Debbie that no matter what happens in her life that she will seek only the perfect will of God to carry her through.

Angie Stevens: Our friend and sister in Christ was at church today. We know that  she has a long road to recovery before she will get back to normal. But we pray for God to intercede and bring healing to the infected area of Angie leg according to His will and perfect timing.

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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