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.

Oct. 19, 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.

Patricia Rosenberry: Patricia lost her battle with cancer on Thursday morning, and we would ask all of you to pray for the loved ones who have suffered this loss, and let it be in your prayer that we remember the struggle that the death of a loved one brings in a family.   

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 it help it is to lie down when his legs bother him. Please continue to pray that God's will be done for all of his ailments that he deals has, and that he will acknowledge the Lord, because he is a man that continues to believe that he can care for himself, and that he will be convicted in such a way that God will open his eyes for his salvation to be accomplished by the Lord.

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. Art is doing better with the dialysis, and Carolyn's cancer is once again in remission, let us just praise the Lord. We 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 underwent some special tests, and nothing new was determined from the tests, and at this time she will have to continue with the use of oxygen, hopefully that in the future they will be able to discover what has caused this problem. Keep them in your prayers that all things will be done according to the order that the Lord has set aside to come to past.

Don Young: Founder and Head of the hands of Hope ministry in Winchester continues to battle migraines that have troubled him for more  than three and a half years. Still the doctors have found no cure. Lift up a special prayer, asking  the Lord to strengthen him during these times of difficulty. So his days come and go, sometime in the struggles with the sickness, and other days very well. He has experienced some difficult times in the past as well with his balance that keeps him down. But his faith and trust in God is strong and he continues in thanksgiving to the Lord for his daily blessings. Let us continue to pray for something to be found during this new set of medical appointments that he is currently dealing with. Thanking God daily for Christ in his life. What a wonderful testimony. And he thanks all of you who lift him up in prayer. Continue in prayer that God will bless him in His perfect timing giving him hope that God will enable 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 migraines that he experiences.

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. There are no new difficulties at this time. Continue to keep him in prayer that the Lord grant him strength and healing according to God's will for his life.

Layne Foley: Please continue in prayer for Layne's salvation. Layne's heart is no longer strong enough to bare an operation. The incentive for Layne to get back on the heart transplant list is 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 as soon as he can get and appointment to see what they recommend. 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, And the skin growths that were taken off of her back has brought back no bad news. Pray for walk in the Lord's way grows strong, 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. Please continue in prayer that  Polly finds strength in the presence of God in her life each day as she waits for His will to be done. 

Layne Dezan: Layne is suffering from a form of maciliar 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; with the responsibilities of sharing the duties as an Associate Pastor that he seek God in all things and all ways. Layne and his family enjoyed their time of togetherness on the vacation that they went on together, and is now back, and the message that he shared this morning was from Galatians.

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.

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.

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.  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. 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.

Sally Willingham: Sally's doctor's found cancerous nodules on the ovaries where she had cancer in the past.  The Chemotherapy treatments were started again. Pray that while she is going through with the treatments, that she will be touched by the Hand of God and that He will enable her, and that His will be done in her life. No new updates.

Jennifer and Nora Collins: Sadly we report that the treatment that Jennifer is receiving is not going very well, and the doctors now consider it to be terminal, but let us always remember that God is in control, and it is His will and not our will that will be done.  Let us pray that God will steer the doctors to a better type of treatment, but let us also pray that in all things that God's perfect will be done. There is no new updates on Nora's treatment at this time. Only time will tell what will happen in the lives of the two sisters. We ask the Lord that His will be done in both of their lives, and we know that all prayers for the sisters will be greatly appreciated by both family and friends. We ask for continued prayer for the sisters, and strength to endure these struggles. There are no updates for this week.

Steve Miller: Steve has recovered enough once again to join us at church today. We know that it is God's hand who has strengthened Steve and allowed him the strength that he needs. For we know that from this struggle that is going on from the surgery, it will take a long time for him to recover. But no matter how long it takes, we pray for Steve's faith and trust in the Lord will carry him through day by day until the Hand of God fulfills His work according to His perfect will for Steve.

Chiyoko  Ishiki, Sciatic Nerve condition. Doing well and is able to fellowship with her brothers and sisters in Christ at the FSBCH. She is still going strong, and her faith in the Lord does not waiver.

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 for his afflictions to the Glory of the Lord. Steve returned to the doctor, in reference to the operation that he had on the achealies, he still must walk with crutches and keep the soft cast on for a couple of more weeks. Carol is going to have another MRI to determine the extent of her back problem, and to see if they can treat it is some manner or the other. So continue to lift them up in prayer that God in His perfect timing and will, will grant them rest and comfort.

Ray McKorkle:  Ray returned to the hospital this week for another gall bladder surgery. Also; After his surgery, he was at the doctors office for a problem in his foot with a blister, and it was discovered that he may also have blood poisoning in his lower leg. Continue in prayer for Ray that no matter what it is that he is facing that he will seek the presence of the Lord to help him get through any difficulties that he might have. 
 
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: The past three weeks have brought difficulties with Ms. Hilda and she has been unable to fellowship with everyone else for the services at Heritage Hall, but I had the blessing of fellowshipping with her after the morning service today, and her daughter Betty came to visit for awhile. For she is and 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. For at the age of 94, God is watching over her, according to His will and way for her. And her faithfulness in the Lord Jesus, and that she is completely trusting in her Lord.

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 for her and that It might be according to His plans, and that He will return her to the fellowship with her brothers and sisters in Christ at SFSBC. Nothing new to report because no one has talked with her lately, so let us pray that until we hear that God's strength be the uplifting that she needs each day.
 
Audrey Corbett: Ms. Audrey is missing her church family her at SFSBC. Their is nothing new regarding the opportunity to return to Front Royal. 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  Let us pray that God's perfect will be done. and that they be able to return to a home were she can be close to us. Continue to pray for her return to Front Royal, if this be according to God's will for her.
  
TA and Shirley Testerman: TA is doing well at the time. I was able to visit with both TA and Shirley on Friday, and even though Shirley is not doing as well as she would hope, she is at home enjoying her own surrounding  Please continue in prayer , thanking God that His will be done, and that TA and Shirley will be blessed according to God's perfect will.

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, even when her children are staying with there father. We thank the Lord for His using of  her daughter Lindsey and son David who first convinced her to see the Movie "God's Not Dead."  Since this occasion she has begun to pray, and has told her Mom Maggi, that she cannot believe these things came out of her own mouth. Pray that it brought some of the understanding she needs into her  Pray also for her two children David and Lindsey that God would lead them through Dan and Maggie there grandparents who love them very much. Pray that in her troubles that she will seek  the Lord,  and that God would lead her to this verse of Scripture that can give her encouragement  that the words of the Lord Jesus will bless her with; "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26. NKJV. For without prayer we struggle, but with God, He will carry us through. Continue to remember Kim and her children, in prayer. We continue to thank God that Kim is growing in her knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Mary Kay Rheinhart: A dear friend of Kim Lee who endured chemotherapy with her during the time she had breast cancer, has been found too be with lung cancer, and a possibility of bone cancer. At this time she is awaiting the results of the tests to see what will be required for her treatment. 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 know that no matter what she will find that God's perfect peace be with her.

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, and with strength and wellness in their lives. We ask for prayers for the family as Maggi's brother Charles is fighting terminal brain cancer. Lift up the family, and comfort them during this difficult time.

Charles Lipsett. Charles is at home and he has been place in the  Hospice Care that was called to be with him at home. We know and understand that Hospice is for the care of the terminally ill, and it is their job to keep the patient as comfortable as possible at this time. We do know that whatever God allows to come to pass is His perfect will for Charles, but let us pray fervently to the Lord, that whatever comes to pass, that the family find strength from the Lord God. For God will not leave us nor forsake us in bad or good times. So in all that we do as we pray for Charles each day, let us also pray for one another, that the peace of God that surpasses all understanding be with each one of them on this day of struggle.

Calvin Brownlow: Calvin required another surgery on his gall bladder. This will add to his already long recovery time. Let us pray that Calvin will find strength from the Lord, no matter the difficulties that he is facing.  All prayers for Calvin are greatly received by everyone at church and in his family.  Let him find strength and faith in and through his Savior,the Lord Jesus Christ, for we know that this has a way of carrying  him through these difficult times.

Lester and Ms. Lottie Horton:  Lester and Ms. Lottie where again with us this past Friday, and sadly to say that along with the difficulties that Ms. Lottie is enduring, Lester has a number of his own that are sapping his strength. Brother Earl along with myself helped with the service that the residents of Heritage Hall find some encouragement from this hour of fellowship that we have together. Along with this we ask for prayers for Lester and Ms. Lottie, because of her continued medical problems and the lack of strength of Lester as these years take their toll on him. Also; Please continue in prayer for each one of the residents at Heritage Hall that God will bless them and nurture them according to His will and purpose for each one.

Miles Robinson: Let us continue to pray for Mile's and his families well being.  Please keep them in prayer for the struggles they have been dealing with. Continue to lift them up for they have struggled quite a bit this past year.

Mary Thomas: An employee at Sycamore Park Elementary School in Culpepper fell last week, and has been out since then with sever back pain. 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.

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 and April were there with us today. Always glad to see that he is keeping active even with the cancer difficulties. Even though this 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. I cannot share with you in regards to my brothers and sisters in Christ at SFSBC, for I was at Heritage Hall, but it is always my hope in the Lord, that each of them are doing well.
 
Randy Miller: Who suffered a stomach anger ism, receive good news this last week from the doctor, that the anger ism has not grown and that he will not have to have any type of surgery.  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. Continue to pray for the day that Randy will be healed of this difficulty in the name of Jesus our Lord. No new updates concerning Randy.

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.

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: When they found that his cancer numbers at gone down, and that the cancer had not grown, they have completely removed his colon with the hope of removing all of the cancer.  He is now able to get around with a walker, and is doing better as time goes along. Laurel, his daughter reported that he was sharing time at home with the grandchildren on Friday. Please continue to ask the Lord to renew him according to His will for him, and  that God's will be done, and that his family and himself be comforted in this time of struggle in his life.

Earl Wade: Earl has finished the chemotherapy that was required for his cancer. At this time we don't know what the results are, but we pray for the best. Please continue to pray for Earl, that whatever befalls him during this time of struggle that he will place his trust entirely in the hands of the Lord. Nothing new from Earl this week.

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. But we know that she trust in the Lord for all of her needs, 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 will seek to have and update for you next week, in the meantime keep praying for Ora, she is a sweet and wonderful lady of the Lord.
 
Barbara Carbaugh: Barbara broke her ankle and had to have surgery to repair it. This is an update from her dear friend and sister in Christ Ann Ritter  who was able to once again be in the House of God, that Barbara, even though because of the cast that she continues to wear is keeping her from her normal activities, she is looking forward to coming back to worship with every one else at SFSBC, so keep her in prayer as she recovers from the broken bone, continue to keep her in prayer that it heal and she be back with us ASAP at SFSBC. 

Ann Ritter: Although Ann was not with us today, we continue to be encouraged with her and Barbara's recovery from their various illness and injury.  We ask God To be with the two of them until they complete their recoveries.

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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