“Always be joyful. Never stop praying” (1 Thes. 5:16-17).


This Week’s Prayers of the People. Loving God, hear our prayers…

10/18: For Jack and family in the passing of Marge MacVeigh. A.B Prayers for family and home security and safety.
10/11: Those suffering with illness, COVID-19. People seeking employment. Todd, receiving bone marrow transplant. Brenda receiving radiation & immunotherapy. Dottie on dialysis.
Cheryl recuperating from knee replacement.
10/04: Missionary to children in India who has a broken back; Mike, prayers for family; Ava, due to deliver a baby girl soon; Kerrin, diagnosis requiring surgery; Jeanne Wienkoop and family in passing of Herb.
09/27: Joy in birth of two great grand kids-Charlie; Shirley Will; Sherry, cancer; We mourn the passing of Isabella Alves, keeping husband John, Louisa and the family in our prayers for God’s comfort.

Parents and guardians as schools re-open in-person and online. Frontline caregivers. Our congregation, community, area church’s and businesses. Those grieving lost loved ones, friends, and co-workers. Those in the military: Anthony A., Cpt. Laura C, Cpt. Sean C, Pvt. William C, US Army, 2nd Lt Michael C, USAF, S. Sgt. Richard E, head injury victims.

What is Prayer?

Prayer may best be described as a conversation with God. While folding our hands is frequently associated with someone praying, hand-folding is not required for God to hear us, of course! Eyes open or closed. Standing, sitting, walking, driving, or any possible activity can be a perfect context for talking to God. Record, write, or draw your prayers. Remember, the apostle Paul said to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). So, the main thing is to just pray.

How Important Is Prayer?

What is your response when someone offers to pray for you? You welcome the prayer, right? Have you ever replied, “No thanks, I don’t want your prayer”? Some people may resist the idea of prayer for any number of reasons, but most of the time, people welcome prayer. Jesus models a life deeply expressed by prayer. Our active prayer list engages us. Every week, we share requests and answers to prayer that encourage all of us.

 

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