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


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

07/26: Mike L in hospital with infection; Paul C deployed in Kuwait as a helicopter pilot; prayers for Bev’s sons returning to work; Dottie W cancer of the kidney; Prayers for church’s that we may be together soon.
07/19: Roland (COVID-19 in South Florida); Jason M (bring income for his artwork); Katie F (breast cancer); Marilyn (recuperating at home); Agnes F (97 years old); All the people in Florida with COVID.
07/12: Bonnie M (hip surgery); Lowell’s Family (Lowell B Passed away); Barbara C. back pain.
07/05: National, state and local leaders. Steve (broken hip); Taylor D’s Nana. Praise for healthy baby girl Ryleigh born 6/26 to Katie & Tom Orlando.
Parents and guardians with kids at home. For all frontline caregivers. For our congregation and friends. Area church’s and businesses. For those who have lost loved ones, friends, and co-workers to COVID-19. For all those experiencing health issues and had to wait for surgery or procedures. For those in the military: 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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