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.
 
Dec. 20, 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. However; Paul only needs for the fluid to be removed approximately once every four to five weeks.   Also; Concerning his diabetes, the blood circulating is very poor, and the only way 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 having better days. However; Art continues to do well with the dialysis, and Carolyn's cancer is once again 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.
 
Tom & Betty Johnson: Tom seems to be doing well. Betty who now has COPD. She continues to have difficult even with the oxygen and the antibiotics, and had a bad night last night because it caused her to not sleep well. continue to pray for Tom and Betty that His will be done in their lives.
 
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. 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 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.

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. Howard will have surgery on his shoulder sometime in Dec. date unknown. 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 strong enough to bare an operation. Because of his condition Layne has again had a partial memory loss. It has not gotten better, and he doesn't want to go out nor let his wife do anything without him. The incentive for Layne is to get back on the heart transplant list is a difficult task , For the state is requiring him to quit smoking for six months (so far so good). Praying that God will grant him the strength to do so. 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.
 
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. As of now, there is no news  concerning the 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 them without the problems. 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: Pastor Jack continues to be an important part of the SFSBC, and we find that his presence each Sunday is such a blessing. 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. 
 
Layne Dezan: Layne is suffering from a form of macular degeneration in his right eye. Layne is improving quite well because of his successful endeavors at lowering his sugar that he suffers from. Continue to pray for Layne as he deals with these burdens that has come to him, that God's will be done in his life. We ask that you lift him in prayer each day and that you continue to pray for him that his health will improve.  Also; Continue to ask the Lord to guide him as the Associate Pastor of SFSBC.

St. Jude’s Hospital: Let us not cease to pray for the children at St Jude's and the families that are there with their children and the treatments that their children are in need of. We thank God for His blessings and all of the prayers that you lift up for each one of the children at St. Jude's. For those doctors, nurses and care givers who work at St Jude's are a blessing that God has provided for His little ones.
  
Karen Stafford: We thank God that the healing treatment of the stomach cancer does not require surgery and that it is being done according to the will of God concerning Karen. She has been able to move into a place where she has the assistance to remain as an independent person.
 
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. 
 
Peggy Butler Peggy who has Colon and lung cancer, continues to struggle with  sever pain having a mass removed from the Colon that was causing the blocking of natural function's, and because of the severity of operation, she continues to struggle with great pain.  However; The doctors are waiting for the healing to take place that they may see if their are any further treatments that can be done to promote healing of the cancers that she is enduring. 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. Their were no reports as of yet to how she is doing. continue in prayer for her that God's perfect will be done. I have no updates on Peggy's condition at this time.
 
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..
  
Unfortunately; our brother in Christ Steve Miller has passed due to his battle with throat cancer. We ask that each of you would pray for the peace of God to comfort the Miller's and their extended family during this time of grief and sadness. We pray that God will renew and refresh each of them.  
 
Pam Morrison, who works at the Warren  County Registrar's Office is troubled by back and neck pains. Pray that God's will be done for her in her struggle against these difficulties. 
 
Armed Forces of the USA: Let our prayers be lifted up for all of the remaining members of the Armed Forces who remain in service to our country, that no matter where they are that they be strengthened by the presence of Holy God in their lives. Also;; Pray that  the Chaplains be strong in proclaiming the Holy Scriptures, even though they are being told not to preach in the name of Jesus for fear of offending someone from another religion. Pray that they be like the Apostles Peter and John when they had to face the synagogue leaders in Jerusalem that they will preach and teach in the name of Jesus Christ to the glory of God the Father in Heaven and for the well being of all our soldiers.

Steve, Carol, and Ted Williams and family: Ted is able to drive, and has a new job. Please continue in prayer for Ted that he be restored to the strength and healing that is needed for Him to be able to go on with his life. Steve and Carol are in Florida for the winter and they are doing well. We ask that you keep them in prayer during their time of absence, and that God in His perfect timing and will, will grant them rest and comfort, and return them to us. 
 
Ray McKorkle:  We are glad to report that Ray's gall bladder surgery went well, with no lingering affects, and the problem that he had with blood poisoning has been all cleared up by the use of antibiotics. Keep Ray in your prayers for his health and God's will to be done for him.  
 
Jr. Wetsill: Continues in need of prayer for the difficulties in his life. Pray for the Hand of God to be with Him in these hard times.

Hilda Bowman: Ms. Hilda Is doing much better these days, she has been back to her regular routine of coming and going as she needs to. Ms. Hilda continues to be an inspiration to all the residents 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: Lila is at home caring for herself once again. God has blessed her abundantly, but please keep her in prayer for she has a way to go before she will be completely healed from her cancer operation. Keep Ms. Lila in prayer that God's will be done and that she will be able to once again fellowship with her bothers and sisters in Christ at SFSBC.
 
Audrey Corbett: We have nothing new about a possible return of Ms. Audrey 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  Please continue to pray for her return to Front Royal, if this be according to God's will for her.
 
Donny Robinette: Donny is suffering from kidney problems that are very server. We ask that you keep him in your prayers, asking God to heal him according to His will.
  
TA and Shirley Testerman: TA is doing well at the time . As of today Shirley  is having a lot of problems with her legs. There is still no improvement as far as her legs are concerned. 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.
 
Matthew Testerman: Matthew was in a very bad car accident in SW VA. on Wednesday morning on his way to work. At this time Matthew is in the hospital in critical condition, with a broken back, broken neck, four broken ribs, one leg with three breaks and a lacerated lung. We know that even though the doctors are doing their best, that it is God's hands. 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, she is now going to church on a regular basis. We thank God that it was her son and daughter who got her to go back to church with them and now she goes regularly, let us continue to pray for the three of them, Kim, Lindsay, and David, that all will grow in the grace of God. 
 
Mary Kay Rheinhart: Mary Kay continues to spend time in the hospital battling the leukemia that she has. Seeking a treatment that will be effective.  Let us first lift her up to the Lord, asking Him that His perfect will be done in her life, and that she turn to Him in this time of need, that she would feel His presence with her, while she endures this ordeal. That she, no matter what, will find that God's perfect peace be with her. No new updates.
 
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.

Calvin Brownlow: We know that it is going to take quite awhile for our Brother to heal from the two surgeries that He had and that at this time we have no knowledge of how long it will be. Please continue in prayer for Calvin, and we share with you the latest updates when we receive them.

We ask for continued prayers for the family of our Brother Charles Lipsett who passed and went to be with the Lord. That you would pray for the Lipsett and Fritts and all of the extended families to find peace and comfort through the grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
Lester and Ms. Lottie Horton: Lester along with Ms. Lottie continue to have numerous medical struggles, and we ask for continued prayers for both of them. At their advanced age I think that they are doing very well even though they have many battles to fight. Ask God to lift them up that they might find His strength and comfort for their latter years.  

Miles Robinson; We missed Miles and his family at SFSBC for the past several weeks, we pray that until the Lord brings them back that He will watch over and protect them each day, and the they seek the presence of the Lord each day.

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.
 
Rocky and Carolyn Minor: Rocky while at work almost cut his finger off, and is out for the time being until healing takes place. Also; Pray that God's will be done, and that we also remember that these are the grandparents of Nicole Melvin's children, and that they are providing support for them at this time. So please ask the Lord to provide for each of them according to their need, and that Rocky's finger heal ASAP. Nothing new to report concerning there struggles of that of Nicole.
 
Johanna Pangle: Johanna struggles with a nervous condition called Piriformis Syndrome. She is a very energetic young women who loves the Lord. Pray for an unspoken request concerning her family.  Pray that God's will be accomplished in her life and that His perfect will be done.
 
Jim Smith: Jim along with April where there to enjoy the service at SFSBC today.  And even though the ordeal with the cancer has weakened him physically, it has not weaken him spiritually. He does not let it get him down, because he knows that the Lord is with him in these difficult times.  Pray that God's will be done for Jim, for we know that our brothers faith in the Lord Jesus Christ will carry him through all of these hardships no matter what the outcome may be.
 
Randy Miller: 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.
 
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: Bill still has a long way to go in and when he recovers, let us thank the Lord that He has brought him this far. And continue to thank the Lord for His blessing, and continue to pray that the family can find peace in God's presence and that Bill along with them  endure during this trying time. Also; If their be any further treatment that would help in any way let us lift our prayers that God will watch over him through them. And that the Lord be with the treatments and all those who are the care givers. Bill continues to be about the same.
 
Carlton Lee:  It is now suspected that Carlton has a hernia and he  has seen the doctor to have a  scan done to determine what action is be taken. Please continue to ask the Lord to renew him according to His will for him a, 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: Sally, whose cancer returned and has been going through treatment went to UVA Medical Center have some test run and see if the chemotherapy has had any affects on it. Sally shared the wonderful news with us this week, that her blood work, showed that the tumors had shrunken, and that she was in remission. She will still undergo additional treatment so that the doctors will know that is gone for good. Let us pray for God to give 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. 

Patrick "Pat" Kimball: Has just gone through chemotherapy and radiation treatments for the first stage of Lung Cancer. At this time he is feeling the effects that this type of procedure has on a persons body. 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.
 
Doris Johnston: Doris has been going through some difficulties, and it is found that she as an Affibulation 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. However; I talked with her briefly last night, and she was able to stand by herself this week. But we know that her trust in the Lord to meet  all of her needs is a power trust, and that no matter what, her faith will not wavier. So let us ask God to bless her according to His will and His loving kindness toward us. I ask for a special prayer for my dear friend Ora, that God's strength be with her, concerning the lost of her eldest son Anthony. Keep her in a prayer, asking the Lord to comfort her in this time of need.  
 
Barbara Carbaugh: Barbara was with us at church this morning, She continues to do very well.  However; For complete healing it will take approximately six months to heal completely. So let us continue to pray for that healing to be complete in God's timing.
 
Ann Ritter: We Thank God for Ann and her presence in the congregation, and we ask that God who knows all and sees all will be with her as she deals with DIABETES. We ask God that He comfort her in all of her needs. 
 
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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