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.
Mar. 01, 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.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. No updates on his condition or on the hope of salvation for him. Their are no changes or anything new to add to Paul's condition.
Art and Carolyn Patton continue to battle the medical problems that they have endured for so long. However; Art and Carolyn are doing good. Also; Art continues to do well with the dialysis, and Carolyn's cancer is in remission, let us just praise the Lord. Please continue in prayer for there well being, and that the Lord's hand toward them be filled with His continued blessing for them and their family. Art and Carolyn appreciates your prayers, so just keep lifting them up
Tom & Betty Johnson: Tom seems to be doing well. Betty continues to improve. She has done so well that they have moved her to a rehabilitation c enter in Madison, VA. What a wonderful testimony about our Lord Jesus Christ who is the Great Physician who is sustaining her. 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. And even though their is nothing new to share concerning her rehabilitation, we can be assured that she is doing exactly as the Lord allows.
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. For the problems that he has endured because of his kidneys, knees, shoulder. Continue to keep Howard in your prayers, for God's will to be done and healing as the Lord will allow. No new updates.
Layne Foley: Please continue in prayer for Layne's salvation. Layne's heart, is no longer able to sustain itself, and 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.
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.
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 problems, along with all of the difficulties that she has. Also: because of the uncertainty about the complete removal of the skin cancer that she had, they plan to give her chemotherapy pills for a period of eight weeks to make sure that it is all gone. She has been doing very well with the medicine, and we are praying that it will leave her completely free of cancer. Pray for her walk in the Lord's way, that it will grow stronger and stronger day by day, and that she will become a strong and faithful believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jack Wampler: Even though Pastor Jack is still weak from his ordeal with pneumonia, and is at home improving day by day, he was at Bible Study on Wednesday and at church today along with Ms. Polly. Jack continues to be an important part of the SFSBC, Now that the church has approved the committee to find a replacement for Pastor Jack. 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. And until God choses the new pastor, let Pastor Jack continue to be a strong influence in the church, and a mentor to the one that is chosen.
Polly Wampler Polly has a number of difficulties with her shoulder and knees. She is going to forgo the knee replacement surgery that was suggested until sometime after the first of the year. 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. and as she waits for God's will to be done.
Lane Dezan: Lane who is a diabetic suffers from a form of macular degeneration in his right eye. Lane has finally recovered from the flu, and was at church on Wednesday night for Bible Study, abut was not with us today, for he was on call for His job. So pray that Lane will be able to find more time away from work and with his brothers and sisters in Christ in the House of God.
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: 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. She continues to do well in her new home, and there are none of the effects of the cancer that she was troubled with. Pray that the Lord lead her in the path of His righteousness, and that she grow in stature with Him.
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. No news at this time. No updates on Nicole's condition.
Peggy Butler Peggy who has Colon and lung cancer, Who underwent a form of supreme radiation had enough success that it will allow the doctors to remove the mass that is blocking the colon functions. We will update you on this ASAP. They will have to wait and see if the healing takes place, so they can determine if any further treatments can be done to heal these cancers that she struggling with. 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. Continue in prayer for her that God's perfect will be done. There are no updates for Peggy's condition today.
Jennifer and Nora Collins: Both sisters continue to battle their respective cancers. Please continue to keep them in prayer, and that God will keep watch over them while the doctors attempt to find a treatment that will work. As of this time we have nothing new to report..
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. No new updates as of today.
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 is once again having some difficulty at work, causing some of his brain to not function fully, and resulting in the problems that has once again kept him from being able to work, amongst other things. Steve and Carol are in Florida for the winter and they are doing well. Also; Please keep Steve's sister, (Betty Fiske) in prayer, for she has been diagnosed with MESOTHELIOMA, a dangerous and deadly cancer, and is not doing well because it has affected both her lungs and throat. 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, and return them to us.
Ray McKorkle: Ray; When it came time for the second surgery on his bladder they decided to treat him with radiation pills for the next eight weeks. These are very powerful, and they may accomplish the healing process. Please keep Ray in your prayers, remembering that he is the hands of the Lord, and that what will be done will be according to His perfect timing and will.
Jr. Wetsill: Continues in need of prayer for the difficulties in his life. Difficulties that come on us as we grow older in life. 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 has been back to her regular routine of coming and going as she needs to. We enjoyed Ms. Hilda's company at the chapel service on Friday morning at the Nursing Home. 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 to be done as she goes through the healing process from the cancer surgery.
Lila E. Eaton: Ms. Lila after spending time in the hospital and Linn Care Nursing Home for the broken hip she received in a fall, Ms. Lila is again at home. However; She has not responded to her cancer medicine as had been hoped for, and now she is under Hospice care. I visited with her while she was at the nursing facility, and am making plans to visit her at home. I'm sure she would welcome your phone calls. 1_ 540-837-2814. No matter what please keep her in prayer.
Audrey Corbett: 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: Pray for both TA and Shirley that the Lord pour out His mercy on them that they might find some comfort by and through God's mercies as He watches over them from day to day. Just spoke with TA and they are doing very well at this time, and they thank everyone for their prayers.
Matthew Testerman: Matthew who is recovering from the accident that he was in, is continuing with his therapy at home, and continues in his recovery process. So we ask that each one pray for God's will to be done in this young man's life, and that if it His purpose that He will return him to good health.
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. We thank God that it was her son and daughter who got her to go back to church with them and we pray that He will use them again to encourage their mother. We also pray Lord that you will make a way for Lindsay, and David, to attend a spirit filled church that they may grow in the grace of God. No updates for this week.
Please continue to keep the family of Mary Kay Rheinhart who went to be with the Lord on Thursday of last week in your prayers. Remembering this, that she no longer has to battle the Leukemia that she has been struggling with for so long. Pray that God will give the Rheinhart family peace that only He can.
Daniel Fritts: Dan continues to do well and says he feels like a new man. 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 if and when their are any future surgery's 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.
Hannah Richardson: This child has podiatry problems that unless they are corrected by the first surgery scheduled next month, an another scheduled later in the year, that she may be crippled for life. We ask that God be with her during these difficulties in her young life, we will continue to update all of you on the actions taken by the doctors. ASAP, and that she gain faith in the power of God's presence in her life.
Calvin Brownlow: Calvin has recovered very well from his previous operations.
He continues to do very well, and we pray for God's very best for him. He has been filling in some of the time as the Associate Pastor at SFSBC, and as always Calvin has done his duty to the Lord well.
Today we had a guest speaker at SFSBC who has answered the call of the Pastor search committee. He done very well in sharing the message today, about the new beginning in Revelation. His wife Jan was with him, and the two of them presented themselves well before the church. Let us all pray that if this is the choice of the Lord for our congregation, that they would all welcome them into the fellowship, and that we can get back to the business of presenting the Good News of the Lord to the community, and the growing of our fellowship, both in number, and in God's strength.
Lester and Ms. Lottie Horton: Spoke with Lester on Friday, and he tells me that Ms. Lottie is very week, and that it is a struggle for her to get around hardly at all. I know that It is hard for Lester to care for her as she needs. Pray that Lester will either find someone to help them out or a home that is affordable for the two of them, where they can receive the proper care.
Miles Robinson; Please continue in prayer for Miles and his family.
Mary Thomas: An employee at Sycamore Park Elementary School in Culpeper fell, and has been out since then with sever back pain since then. We ask for prayers, and that God's will be done in regards to her recovery. No new updates.
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 and April Smith: We are thankful that April has recovered with her bout with the flu and is doing well, and it was a blessing to have Jim in God's house also. We know that no matter how much the cancer gets him down, that when he has the strength that we know that he will always be at SFSBC. Continue to pray for Jim and April as each day passes by.
Randy Miller: Let us continue in prayer that the anger ism 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 to report.
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. Nothing new to update.
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 Bill along with them endure during this trying time. No new updates.
Carlton Lee: After battling the cancer that has had control of Carlton for the past number of months, it has been determined that nothing more can be accomplished by treatment, and they have placed him in Hospice care. Carlton is being treated now with pain medicine as he can bear it at home with his family. Laurel shared with me on Thursday that it is though that her father has but a few days remaining. Please continue to ask that the Lord be with him no matter what comes to pass. and that God's will be done, and that his family and himself be comforted in this time of struggle in his life.
Sally Willingham: After all of the chemotherapy and radiation treatments, at her last visit the doctors told Sally that her cancer had shrunk to an unmeasurable size. Now as time goes by Sally continues to do well, we ask God to strengthen her each day. Let us pray for God to give Sally strength as her recovery goes forward.
Earl Wade: Earl has finished the chemotherapy that was required for his cancer. Earl got a good report from the doctor concerning his cancer, and hopefully he will remain cancer free, and that he will get fully well and strong again. Earl got wonderful news this week that the cancer is in remission, and there are no new difficulties to report on. Please continue to pray for Earl, that whatever befalls him during this time of recovery that he will place his life in the hands of the Lord for all his needs. Nothing new to report at this time.
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
Doris Johnston: Doris has been going through some difficulties, and it is found that she as an A fibulation of the heart which means that the heart skips a beat at times. She must go back and take tests to get the medication that she is required to take to make sure that she doesn't have any blood clots occurring that would make things difficult for her. We ask the Lord to watch over her, and that His perfect will be done in her life.
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. Her children who should be caring for her as much as possible, seem to have drawn away. 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: Since Ms. Barbara broke her leg earlier this year, she doesn't come out when the roads are bad, and sadly we missed her at church today. Keep Barbara in prayer for her well being.
Ann Ritter: Ann just lights up the church when she is present in the House of the Lord. Please continue in prayer for Ann as she does battle with DIABETES also. Continue in prayer for Ann, asking God that His perfect will be done.
Helen Stanley: After a more indepth study was done on the CT scan that Helen had by doing a biopsy, it is now believed that the growth on the spleen is non cancerous, and that the one on the lung is inconclusive. So what an awesome God we serve, and we will pray that no matter what the outcome is, we know that His is their doing the work.
Debbie Tucker: Please Keep Debbie in your prayers for she will go to UVA Medical Center to be checked out for a knee replacement, and a possible reconstruction of the lower leg on Wednesday the 4th. The doctor at UVA has assured Debbie that he will take a look at the problem and give her his assessment of whether it can be done with good results. Pray that she will be comforted by the peace of God as she will have to make this decision.
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.
Rev. Leonard A. Young
Administrator and Editor
The Gospel Ministry Prayer List.