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: 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.

Aug. 30,  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.
  
Paul & Loretta 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. The results concerning the broken elbow that he suffered are that even though it will take a long time to heal it is slowly getting better.  He is getting stronger, and he is able to get up and do some things for himself, but he needs constant help each day, and someone to drive him to his dialysis treatments. Loretta's bronchitis has healed up and she is off on a Bible conference with the Salvation Army this week. Pray for their going and coming back. Also; Please continue to pray that God's will be done for all of their ailments, and that God deals with Paul concerning his salvation.  No updates for today.
 
Art and Carolyn Patton continue to battle the medical problems that they have endured for so long. And I'm glad to say that Carolyn is getting around very well.  however;  No matter how long Art has, he going to continue with his daily routine, and that is to take his dialysis, and the other things that he has to do. Art and Carolyn both appreciate the prayers that are lifted up for them,  so just keep the prayers coming, and especially for our brother Art. We ask God that whatever time Art has remaining that He would bless him with comfort and peace and the ability to endure the things he is facing.
 
Tom & Betty Johnson: Tom seems to be doing well, and Betty is also doing well, but experiencing some back and leg pain today. Considering all of the other difficulties and after the fall she endured, she is doing very well. Also; 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. They continue to do well, Keep them in prayer before the Lord. We thank God for both of them, and pray for God to hold them closely each day in His arms.  
 
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: 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.
 
Lonnie Stenulson:  Lonnie received the liver transplant that he needed, and is recovering very well.  We know that it will take sometime for the healing process to be completely done, but he continues to do well.  Pray and thank God for providing for Lonnie in His perfect timing.  

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 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. His eyes continue to do well after the eye surgery that he had a couple weeks ago. Pray for His wife Diana who has watched over him and cared for him all this time. Also; Pray also for good results for a kidney test that he must take. 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. About the same for the time being.
 
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. Pray for everything to go well with Robbie, as he is seeking to buy a house.
 
Melanie Foley: Has been struggling with a lot of problems with her teeth, and the doctors won't do anything with them because she has some heart problems. Sadly to say these problems cause some unsightly facial problems After her doctors appointment, this week, her doctor informed her that she needed to continue with the Chemotherapy for three to four more weeks.  At times it makes her nauseous to the point of stopping her getting around. Melanie is thankful that the chemo has not taken her hair. Continue to pray that she will find the doctor who can work on the teeth, and be able to go around the heart problems that she has.
 
Jack Wampler: Pastor Jack attended church this morning along with Ms. Polly, He was looking well and strong.  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 her hip now, the doctors are speaking of a hip replacement, and she is going to see them on Tuesday to see what their decision is.  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:  There has been a return of the masculinar degeneration in his right eye. It has come to the point, that it affects the depth perception in his right eye. He is having a meeting with his employers as to how this will affect his job. Pray that they will work things out in the best interest concerning both parties, for he has been their a long time and has much to offer the company. Pray also that Lane forget to use his insulin for the diabetes that causes this disease. Pray that Lane will give it to the Lord, and let Him handle this difficulty in his life.   

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: Concerning Ted and his appointment with the neurosurgery department at the Hospital, they inserted some probes into the side of his head to gather information concerning all the problems that he had from a work accident a few years ago. When they get the results, they will let him know if it requires surgery. As of this time we have not heard of any results from Ted's visit at the hospital.  We ask the Lord to be with Betty, Steve's sister as she goes through with this new type of chemotherapy, that it will be the answer for this hard to battle cancer. 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. Steve and Carol where not at church this morning and I have no updates to share with you today.
 
Ray McKorkle: Ray; At this time Ray is doing very well and has no immediately pains brothering him. Pray that God's peace continue to be with him each and every day.
 
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. Pray for the Hand of God to be with Him in these hard times.

Hilda Bowman: Ms. Hilda who is 95 is a blessing to everyone around her with her energy. 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.  Betty cares for her mother very much and attends to her needs their at Heritage Hall.
 
Bob Smallwood: Bob is having difficulty with the partial amputation of his foot. Bob and Betty were at church this morning, and it seems that by God strength, Bob is overcoming the difficulty that was slowing his healing. So please continue to keep him in prayer.

Audrey Corbett: Ms. Audrey's cataract surgery was canceled, 351 Hickory Drive, Luray, VA. 22835. Please  drop her a card to let you know that you are remembering her.

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. Shirley is struggling with her breath, and weakness in her legs. We know that as they face things, they face them with confidence that God will renew and strengthen them in their time of need. Pray for their upcoming trip to White Top, Va. to spend time with their relatives that God will grant them safety in the trip and the time of their fellowship with their family.

Bill Testerman: Ever since Bill broke the toes in his foot, they have caused him a great deal of pain.  Continue in prayer for Bill that it will heal better, and the pain that he is enduring will subside.

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. Bill has his good days and his bad days. Pray that God's will be done for him according to the timing and the might of God in his life. Continue to pray for Sebert as his health wanes.

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: 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. Prayers for their trip safety and time of fellowship with there brothers and sisters in Christ at the Northfork Baptist Church were they used to attend. A trip for the yearly  Homecoming  at the church.

Dorothy Rooks: The favorite aunt of our friend and sister in Christ, Maggie Fritts, is 81 years old, and has recovered from her broken hip, and since this occurred she has given up driving.  God is great and we pray for her well being in the loving hands of our Lord in heaven. What ever happens we ask him to grant Aunt Dot His loving favor. No updates today.

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. She has now been given the opportunity to walk using and ankle brace. Pray that this in due time will no longer be required so that she can walk normally. Continue to pray that the healing will take place soon and according to God's  perfect will. Nothing new on her healing.

Craig Allen Wissenger: He has been diagnosed with stage three Hoskins disease. He has been put on chemotherapy twice a week for the next six months. The doctors seem to think that it is treatable, but we know all things are done according to God's will, so pray for Craig that the Lord be with him.
To early for and update, I will attempt to have one in a couple of weeks.

Margret Christian: Margret underwent the colon surgery and has began her road to recovery. They have taken out the staples and she is at home recovering. Continue to pray for Margret, giving God the glory honor and praise that He is worthy of.

Neelam Salamat: The mother of Aliza Salamat from Pakistan, she has stomach cancer.  Her therapy that she underwent showed no improvement, so she is being required to take another Pet scan to determine if there is any way to treat this cancer.  Pray for God's will to be done in her life. At this time we are waiting the results of the last two tests that they be found negative if this be God's will for her life.

Dave Melander: Dave visited with his mother in the Nursing Home in Pennsylvania this week, she is 91 and ailing. We pray that God's grace be extended to her and to Dave and Jan as they watch these things happening in her life.  May the blessing of the Lord be on Dave and Jan as they minister as a part of 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 needs both our prayers and encouragement, since he finds it difficult to care for Ms. Lottie by himself. Their is hope that Lester may be able to get Ms. Lottie into the Heritage Hall Nursing Home were he was chaplain for many years. 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.

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.

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. However; Randy's potassium level in his blood and it is affecting his kidneys with and infection that could be life threating. Sadly to say that Phoebe his wife has come down with some bad results from a colonoscopy that she had the other day, and she is going to have to see another doctor to confirm the results, before she shares them. Until then keep both Randy and Phoebe in prayer that God's grace and mercy be felt in their lives.
No new updates for either of them this week.
 
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. Continue to pray for Richard that God will strengthen him according to his needs and the will of God for him.
 
Bill Durko: Since Bill began his long road to recovery, he has made great strides,, he is now walking and getting around very well. We thank the Lord for His blessing, and continue to pray that the family can find peace in God's presence and that they seek the Lord in all that they do and say. No new updates.

Sally Willingham: Sally who is doing well will share her next update at the end of the month. Let us continue to pray for God to give Sally strength in all that she needs , and that she stays cancer free. Sally had her annual mama gram this past week and it had nothing to show, we thank God for good news. Continue to pray for good reports for the doctor and that the cancer is now gone for good. Nothing new.
 
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 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. Pray that he would understand that this is a difficult thing to deal with, and that he will be willing to seek the right advice, and God's will for him to aid him in getting rid of this evil.

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: Clayton and Nathan are no longer required to take any medications for their eye surgeries, so this is wonderful news. 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. No update for her doctors appointment.
   
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. But 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.
 
Barbara Carbaugh: She is doing very well since they installed the pace maker, and we ask the Lord to be with her for her needs each day. It is always a joy to have her in church with us. Continue to pray for Barbara's health. 

Ann Ritter:  Concerning the mass that is in her digestive tract, the diagnosis has not come back as to what it is. We pray that the Lord would intercede in the diagnosis for the doctor, and that  it will not be cancerous. She is faithful at coming to service on Sunday mornings, and we thank God for that.  May God watch over her, and bring to her the fulfillment of His will for her life.
 
Dewey Powers: Dewey is doing much better after his second stay in the hospital, he is getting stronger and stronger each day.  Enjoying the fellowship of many of his brothers and sisters in Christ. Pray that God would intercede in the difficulties that Dewey is dealing with and that the Lord would give him strength to deal with whatever comes his way.

Helen Stanley: Helen has two more treatments with cyber knife chemotherapy, and then an appointment on 11 September to see if they are accomplishing their purpose, and that is to rid her of the cancer in her left lung. 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, her Uncle Curtis also lost and living in the way of the world. 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.   

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.

Ms. Swefredraeya Joy and family, for their many needs, for this is a Christian family in Saudi Arabia where Christianity. 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.   

William McFall: Is a  diabetic after having a partial of his leg, seems to be doing well since the surgery. We pray that in this struggle that he will not let it get the best of him, but turn to the Lord in all things, to heal him body and mind, and that all those around him continue to lift him up in prayer daily

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.  

Angie Stevens: Our friend and sister in Christ who is battling diabetes, just asks that we continue to pray for added health and strength each day.

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.  

Grace Cain: Grace continues to heal from her car accident. We ask that her complete healing be soon. According to our Lord who watches over us.

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