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.
June 28, 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 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. He got good news from a spot on the side of his foot, and on the bottom on Friday, the doctor said they look much better. Please continue to pray that God's will be done for all of his ailments, and that God deals with him concerning his salvation.
Art and Carolyn Patton continue to battle the medical problems that they have endured for so long. However; Art and Carolyn are doing good. And I'm glad to say that Carolyn is getting around very well. Art and Carolyn both appreciate the prayers that are lifted up for them, so just keep the prayers coming. Also; Carolyn just had her 88th birthday, so lift her up in prayer and thank God for this year.
Tom & Betty Johnson: Tom seems to be doing well. Betty is doing well, and they have changed the diagnosis from COPD, to an extremely harsh form of Bronchial disease that is just as bad as COPD and requires the same type of treatment. She is doing okay, and the treatment seems to be going well. It does take a lot of energy for her to get around so pray that God will strengthen her in the things that she has need of. 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. Also: pray for Betty that she does not over burden herself, concerning the upcoming reunion in July.
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.
Barbara Talbot: Barbara had a successful surgery and is recovering very well. Continue to pray that complete healing will come soon.
Lonnie Stenulson: Awaiting a liver transplant that he is in need of. Pray that a donor will be found and that it be a match according to his needs. Pray and thank God for providing 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; 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. Nothing new concerning his appointment.
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 swelling, but she is bearing up under it. Melanie began the new chemotherapy treatments this week and is bearing up very well. 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 is struggling with his back now and its giving him a lot of problems, but we thank the Lord that he was at church this morning. We enjoy his company when he is their. 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, and the doctors are trying to work with her to see what is causing it. 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: After his struggles with his diabetes earlier this year, Lane has bounced back very well. The doctor just checked his sugar level this week and couldn't believe the significant change that had been made. Keep him Andrea and the children in prayer.
St. Jude’s Hospital: Let us not cease to pray for the children at St Jude's and the families that are there with their children and the treatments that their children are in need of. We thank God for His blessings and all of the prayers that you lift up for each one of the children at St. Jude's. For those doctors, nurses and care givers who work at St Jude's are a blessing that God has provided for His little ones. Let us always remember these little ones in our prayers.
Karen Stafford: Karen is doing very well, but continues to need pray, so lift her up to the Lord that in all things He will bless her accordingly.
Nicole Melvin: Nicole is doing very well considering that the doctors recommended that she have surgery for the brain tumor, and having chosen to forgo the surgery and leave these things in God's hand she is doing well at this time. Please continue to pray for Nicole that whatever God would bring to pass that she will seek all things according to His will and not the will of man. She is doing well at this time. No change,
Peggy Butler The results of the CT scan turned out so well that Peggy is only required to go back once every three months for new scans. Continue in prayer for her that God's perfect will be done. Continue to pray for the difficulties that Peggy faces, and that God will watch over her.
Jennifer and Nora Collins: Both sisters continue to battle their respective cancers, along with their father, and it has been determined that all three have incurable cancers and the outlook doesn't not look good for the three of them. But please continue to lift them up in prayer, for our God is a Mighty God, and we pray that His will in His timing for each of them be done. Sadly their is no change, but continue to pray for the three of them, that God will comfort them in His good timing. Nothing new to report, their condition remains as it has been in the past.
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 set for and appointment with the hospital that is in the John Hopkins Research Hospitals, to see if they are able to come up for a treatment for the head trauma that he suffered in the accident several years ago on his job. The appointment is on July 20th. Betty Fiske, Steve's sister is is having the next round of chemotherapy tomorrow, then another CT scan will follow. No news from the Ct scan at this time. 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.
Ray McKorkle: Ray; Is doing much better now that the chemotherapy has been completed. He is scheduled for another doctors appointment sometime during the month of June to check on the progress. Keep him in prayer that God will bless him with comfort and His presence in Ray's life, also pray for his family that they be comforted with the good news.
Jr. Wetsill: Jr. was in the hospital with Pneumonia, and since he was released he hasn't responded very well. He 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 turned 95 on Thursday, and she is blessing 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. Ms. Hilda missed the Sunday morning service with us this morning, and is feeling a bit under the weather. We also thank God for her daughter Betty who cares for her very much and attends to her needs their at Heritage Hall. Please continue in prayer, that God's will be done as she goes through the healing process from the cancer surgery.
Bob Smallwood: Bob seems to be doing much better since the surgery on his foot. Bob nor Betty were at church today, and we haven't heard any news concerning either one. Continue to keep them in prayer.
Lila E. Eaton: Myself, along with Grace, Linda, and Mary from church were blessed to spend and afternoon with Ms. Lila this past Tuesday, and we had a blessed time that included the singing of hymns, and being mindful of one another and the world that we live in. I'm sure she would welcome your phone calls. 1-540-837-2814. No matter what please keep her in prayer.
Audrey Corbett: Ms. Audrey is seeking prayer for and ulcer that she has developed, and an upcoming cataract surgery that has as of this time not been scheduled. She is doing well, and we surely do miss her as a regular participant at church. However; At this time it doesn't appear that Ms. Audrey will be returning to Front Royal, We hope that it does come to pass, but until then please drop her a line at the following address. This is her new address and phone # if you have the opportunity to drop her a note or give her a call. 351 Hickory Drive, Luray, VA. 22835. Or call at 540-843-0928 Take a moment to call and wish her well.
TA and Shirley Testerman: TA has been dealing with some back problems, but Shirley continues to deal with the difficulties of diabetes and heart problems, and since she has come home from her hospital stay she has slowly improved.
We know that as she struggles with her afflictions that she asks that God's will be done. Continue to keep them in prayer for their well being. No updates for either of them, but let us continue to lift up prayers for God's presence in their lives.
Bill Testerman: Even though his foot is beginning to heal, Bill continues to have problems with the broken bones in his toes. He must return to the doctor for and update this coming week. Pray for the continued healing that only the Lord can accomplish for his foot. Also; ask that God's will be done for Bill, according to His perfect timing. He is doing about the same at the present time.
Sebert Testerman: Even though Sebert was been diagnosed with lung cancer. He is 88 years old and has declined any type of treatment, and when the doctor was asked about how much it was affecting him, he said without the further tests that could be given he could not make any determination as to how things would go in his life. Pray that God's will be done for him according to the timing and the might of God in his life. Continue to pray for Sebert as his health wanes. No change has come about this week.
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. So let us pray that God will bless and strengthen Kim that she might draw closer to the Lord Jesus Christ in a lasting relationship.
Daniel Fritts: We thank God that Daniel's knee surgery is doing very well and he is doing well in his recovery, doing so well that the doctor has told him he doesn't have to return for a year. What a blessing for Dan, and 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.
Dorothy Rooks: The favorite aunt of our friend and sister in Christ, Maggie Fritts, is 81 years old, and is suffering from a broken hip. She is doing very well and is in the Nursing Home recovering. 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.
Hannah Richardson: We thank God that since the surgery, Hannah is recovering very well. That the success of the surgery might afford Hannah the ability to walk correctly. Continue to pray that the healing will take place soon and according to God's perfect will.
Margret Christian: Margret underwent the colon surgery and has began her road to recovery. Let our prayers be that the doctor's were successful, and that the hand of our Lord be with Margret during the forthcoming recovery. Have no new updates at this time.
Neelam Salamat: The mother of Aliza Salamat from Pakistan, she has stomach cancer, and we pray that she will be able to receive treatment, and that the power of our prayers would encourage her. Pray for God's will to be done in her life. Nothing to share at this time.
Dave Melander: Dave has been appointed interim Pastor until the church selects the Pastor to be the permanent Pastor at SFSBC The bone that Dave cracked in his leg seems to have healed with no ill effect. Let God's will be done for Dave and his wife Jan, that whatever comes they know that this is Your perfect will for them. Pray for the church, the upcoming VBS, and God's hand be upon the church that we grow in the power and strength according to the Word of God, our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ, through the direction of the Holy Spirit.
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. Continue to pray for the Lord to comfort the two of them in their needs.
John & Katie Calabrese: Katie is seeking prayer for her husband John who is unsaved. We pray that God would open his eyes to the fact that he needs Christ Jesus as his Savior.
David Baldwin: A young man of 27 years of age, with virtually a new wife, and a small son, who has been diagnosed with MS, and at this time is questioning the Lord, saying, Why me? We pray that God would open his eyes and turn him to himself, and let him be reminded that Jesus Christ will never leave him, nor forsake him, and that if he puts Himself in the hands of He who opened the eyes of the blind, healed the lame, and made the deaf to hear! He is also the Lord God who can carry David through with this struggle that he is enduring.
So we pray that it would be that God would bring to his understanding that all things will work for good for those who love God. AMEN.
Johanna Wright: Johanna's back and hip are doing much better, and we can only thank God for this healing. Pray that God's will be accomplished in her life and that His perfect will be done, for there are other battles that are going on in her life. .
Randy Miller: Let us continue in prayer that the aneurysm that Randy has stays stable. Let us continue in prayer thanking God that he spared Randy through His marvelous grace, and that Randy would walk strongly and faithfully in the sight of God. Nothing new to report.
Richard Theimer: 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. Pray for safe travel for Sally as she travels to be with her son and his family this week at Ft. Hood, TX, where he is retiring from the Army after 20 years.
Patrick "Pat" Kimball: Has just gone through chemotherapy and radiation treatments for the first stage of Lung Cancer. Even though his chemotherapy treatments went well the doctors are not willing to day the cancer is in remission because of the type cancer that he has. 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.
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.
Clayton and Doris Johnston: Clayton is suffering from the first stages of dementia, and it is hard for Doris. We have learned that Clayton's eye surgery, will be done on the 6th July. As she has been going through some difficulties, and it is found that she has A fib, a heart condition along with a Mitral Value Prolapse that requires constant medications for the value and blood thinners to keep everything open so she will not be subject to a stroke. So pray that she is able to stand up to this challenge in her life. We ask the Lord to watch over Clayton and her, and that His perfect will be done in there life.Along with Doris, we are thankful to report that a biopsy that was taken from a spot on her was benign. Also; Doris asks for continued prayer for her three old grandson Nolan who will have eye surgery on the 29th of June Continue to keep them and their grandson in prayer.
Ora Bullock: A wonderful godly friend for many years is now bedridden, with a cracked hip, is struggling because she don't get the help that she needs, and does not want to go to the Nursing Home, but soon she will have to make a choice. So we ask God that in His perfect will, will show her the pathway that He has planned for her. Continue to pray that God's strength be renewed in her each day.
Barbara Carbaugh: Barbara was at church today, and we enjoyed the fellowship that we had. She is doing very well now that her ankle has healed. May God continue to bless you each day.
Ann Ritter: Ms. Ann was at church today. Even though she has a way to go with her back she is in good spirits. Ann has a tumor in her small intestine near where the cancer was in 2009, the doctors have yet to establish that it is a cancer. We pray that the Lord would intercede in the diagnosis for the doctor, and that it will not be cancerous. May God watch over her, and bring to her the fulfillment of His will for her life.
Helen Stanley: Helen has an upcoming Pet scan coming, and we pray that what ever it reveals will be good news, for the doctors have already said at best the odds of cancer are 50/50. Let us pray for whatever treatment the doctors would prescribe it will be the right one, and that the Lord strengthen Helen for what lies ahead whether it be cancer or not. Also: Let us remember her brother Elvis who is lost and along with that has a bad heart. Continue to pray for Helen and her brother Elvis who continues to have difficulty breathing. Let God's will be done for our sister Helen that He would be the hand that gives her strength. No updates.
Ronnie Stanley: Ronnie continues to have problem with his breathing. But the mass that Ronnie has been dealing with is considered to be non-cancerous. Pray for God to guide their diagnosis in whatever it may be, and that he will receive the proper treatment, and that God's will be done. All is going well at this time.
James Blansett: Cousin to Helen Stanley has Lung cancer, along with congestive heart failure is have a difficult time dealing with these things, and especially since the doctor told him he only had six months to live and that has been a year ago, As we pray for James, let us remember that our God is in control, and no one knows what His will is for James other than Him. Let us pray that in all these things those who love and care for him find peace and comfort through the power of our Lord. Let us ask God that along with the difficulties that he has with breathing that God who is in control will bless him with the things that he has need of.
William McFall: Is a diabetic who had an amputation of his leg on Friday. 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: It seems as if the doctors have had second thoughts concerning the knee replacement surgery for Debbie. Because of Debbie's contributing health factors she is experiencing weakness in her lower body from weakness of her knees, legs and ankle bones. Her new appointment with the doctor is on the 30th of this month. So continue to pray for Debbie that no matter what happens in her life that she will seek only the perfect will of God to carry her through.
Angie Stevens: Our friend and sister in Christ was at church today. We pray that as Angie faces the difficulties that diabetes brings, that the strength of the Lord empower her to be strong during these struggles. Pray that God will comfort her during this time of need.
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.
Rev. Leonard A. Young
Administrator and Editor
The Gospel Ministry Prayer List.