I continue to be awed by God’s workings through our lives. Those of us who have been following the flow of requests for prayer on this blog have seen the power of group prayer again and again as God has worked miracle after miracle. If you haven’t yet subscribed to our prayer page, here are some of the prayer requests and praises for His responses to those prayers:
7/19 – Praise the Lord for a wonderful family reunion, with an attendance of almost 100 family and extended family members. Glory to God that our friends Joe and Pat were able to attend. Joe is on the heart transplant list, and had to sign off for the weekend in order to be with their extended family. We lift Joe up in prayer than that ideal heart will become avaialble to him very soon, and that his recovery will be quick and miraculous through the will of our Lord. We lift up Dennis and Larry D, who are approaching surgery for chronically critical arthritic conditions. Also, their brother, Bob, who has had life threatening cardiac problems. Here’s a note from his wife: “Bob was released yesterday. He is supposed to call the heart surgeon tomorrow for an appointment to see when they want to do the other stent, it is needed on the left part of his heart, which the nurse said it is in a critical part of the heart. He does feel a lot better, but has had a few times of light burning and some shortness of breath. Keep him in your prayers. I told him God gave him to us one more time. He could have died at any moment!!” Glory to God that He continues to work His plan through our lives.
7/17 – Father, we pray for your healing intervention for this family: A note to update you on Bob. He is to have a heart cath tomorrow at 7 a.m. The stress test he had last Thursday, showed he has had a heart attack!! The doctor said his heart is in excellent shape–they just need to see what caused the attack. Keep us in your prayers, it has been very stressful here, with Jason and Kyla needing back surgery, Jason and Jeff both lost their jobs, and I found out I have mild a cold, probably chronic bronchitis. I am sooo depending on God, he helps me through my anxiety attacks, etc. Our vacation time was not what we wanted, but I am glad we were not on the road when Bob needed help. Also, one of our friends that was very close to Bob, died a week ago last Monday. We did make the trip to Port Byron, IL, for the funeral.
6/27 – Father, we pray for your healing intervention for Elaine, rushed to the hospital with a possible ruptured appendix. We also pray for the family of Kristi Perrin who returned to Your glory Wednesday. Give them peace and comfort in knowing that she resides in Your loving protection.
6/27 – Father, take this grief from me. I realize that it is my pride that has been so severely shattered, and that I have been praying to overcome pride in my life. I just didn’t expect Your help to come in this form! Please help me understand, Lord, so that I may become a better witness for You.
7/3 – We pray for peace and comfort for Thomas and Annetta Black as they face complicated, and potentially serious medical issues.
7/2 – Praise to the Lord for the healing we have witnessed being worked among those we fellowship with. We pray for the faith and wisdom to accept our challenges gracefully, that we might always honor You.
6/27 – Protect Amma and Papa during their travels to their home in New Mexico. Place a shield of protection around them, Lord, that they may return safely to Austin to provide for Kristin and Lance’s lovely family as only they can do.
6/27 – From Deanna: Dad (Lee) took a tumble today outside….he’s ok…but two things in specific to pray about please that the doctor mentioned….he’s got a big goose egg of blood on his left eye brow..(they don’t want it to drain)..the doctor said to watch for any secondary bleeding inside that might occur within the next week or so and cause changes in thinking, actions…. so pray for that not to happen at all and that this will just heal completely and quickly. Secondly, his right knee is swollen and scraped and may have twisted during the fall….pray for complete healing of that as well
6/26 – A prayer for Benjamin, who is 8 months old today. Please continue to bless him Lord with Your love through us, that he might continue to increase in You. Protect him, Lord, from evil.
6/16 – We pray for comfort and a compassionate strength for one who is embarrassed to be in front of her church family because of an ungodly relationship a family member is continuing against advise of many others. We pray for understanding of that person’s ability to rationalize away God’s direction in these matters, and for the unwillingness to befriend those who have sincerely offered friendship. We pray for compassion, grace and happiness in working your will.
6/14 – Our friend Jocqueline Kowrach, from our Living Stones church family has had an accident at gardening class and cut off a large portion of her index finger and thumb. She called en route to the hospital and requested prayer. No other details, but your prayers for wisdom of doctors and rapid healing is requested.
6/11 – Please keep Terrys mother in your prayers. Terrys brother Jeff called Terry in California this morning, where he has been working, and told him. She is in Mexico, Missouri. They found two main arteries clogged. One was 90% and they stinted that one to open it up as much as they could. The other one was 100% and needs surgery and she is too weak for that. This afternoon Jeff called Terry and their mother’s heart has stopped twice and she’s been revived but she is bleeding internally now. She’s has had heart trouble for many years but her heart is wearing out. She’s wanted to give up since Terrys dad passed away 4 years ago in August this year. We would appreciate all your prayers. We’re needing Terry to be able to go home and money is tight along with his job right now (as it is with everyone). If it is God’s will, she will survive. Thanks, Carol.
6/11 – Father, we lift up, again, little Anna Yutzy, hospitalized since birth and struggling with recovery. We pray for a complete recovery, Lord, and a long and fruitful life in Your service.
6/10 – Father, we lift up Lance as he prepares for a new career path, and that You will guide him in Your purpose for his life.
6/7 – Father, we lift up Moni, and pray that her course of treatment will not only be successful, but that it will glorify You, and bring hearts closer to You.
6/5 – Praise, Lord, for the uneventful dental surgery, and the recovery. Thank You for the many blessings You shower upon us. Guide us, Lord, that we might serve You perfectly.
6/4 – Peace for Lea as she has, what we pray, will be minor dental surgery tomorrow. Lord, we know her bones are very weak, and that the surgery could easily fracture her jaw, or cause other complications. We know You will be there with us Lord, we just pray that Your will is for this to be a non-event. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
6/4 – Lord, I pray that You will be with Lea and me as we undertake bible studies this summer with our church family in Austin, and another with our church family in Kona. Open our minds, hearts, and eyes, Lord, that we might be filled with the Holy Spirit as we seek Your will for our lives.
6/4 – Comfort and joy for those who loved Bill Sampson, at his passing this morning. Praise You, Father, that his trial here on Earth is past, and he is now forever in Your glorious presence. Hallelujah!
5/31 – Praise, Father, for the safe return of Marlowe and Dean from their travels.
5/27 – Praise You, Lord, for the surprisingly good news about Pam’s friend’s health, and the peace you have given them both.
5/23 – We join our church family in Hawaii in praying for Darren, who was near death due to drug addiction. Dear God, we pray that you will bring him back from the brink of death, heal him of this addiction, and bring him to salvation.
5/20 – Comfort for Pam, grieving over her loss of a dear friend. Prayer for bountiful blessings in her life.
5/7 – Father, we continue to lift up Anna Yutzy, as she struggles overcome her medical problems and become a normal, healthy little baby. We pray, too, for her family members, and all those who love her, that You might be revealed to them through her healing.
5/2 – Praise our Father in heaven! Glory to God for another glorious day together, in His service!
4/30 – Blessings for Carol, who sends news of these blessings and prayer requests. “My oldest son and his wife have a new baby girl Elyza Ruth Bridgeman born March 9 weighing 9lb 2 oz, she joins 2 1/2 year old Everett Ray. My youngest (Scott) is back in Qatar for a couple of months…keep him in your prayers please. I do have a prayer request. A young mother in my church is waiting for a heart transplant. She also has Lupus. Her name is Marnita, her only child is 9 year old Mary Lou who has recently been diagnosed with ulcers (worrying about her mother). We are well and God blesses me daily.” Amen!
4/29 – We lift up our beloved Bill Barley, Don Jennings and Ken Baldwin as they lead their congregations. Bless them with wisdom, conviction and inspiration that they might continue to bring those wandering souls into the holy church family.
4/27 – Thank You, Lord, for bringing Lea safely through a bout with restaurant food poisoning. Please protect Lea this week as she prepares to bake a dessert for our midweek bible study.
4/26 – Thank You, father, for protecting our church family members during their travels, and bringing them home safely to lead and nurture us.
4/25 – We lift up Lance as he enters training for a new career, and that You will guide and provide, Lord, according to Your perfect plan. Give him wisdom and understanding. Protect his family during a time when they have no insurance coverage.
4/23 – Bless Moni, Lord, diagnosed with rare epithelioid gastro-intestinal stromal tumor. We pray that the chemo will not only be successful, but a gentle course of treatment.
4/21 – We lift up our loved one who continues to search for work, health insurance for his family, and for patience and peace in knowing that You always provide for Your children.
4/20 – Praise, Lord, for safe journey provided. Blessings of safe travels for members of our church family as they attend to family matters. We lift up our pastor that You will continue to lead and inspire him.
4/13 – Quieting of spirit and provision of peace of mind for mom during her drive through unfamiliar surroundings to a new home in a distant state. Prayer for her children as they try to provide for her needs.
4/12 – We lift up our loved one who is searching for work, for provision, and peace in knowing that You will provide. We lift up our church family and each of their needs to You, Lord, that Your will be done.
4/10- Praise the Lord for blessings of successful surgeries for Marjorie and Junior, as they receive improved health as a result! Glory to God!
4/10 – Praise to God for continued improvement for little Anna Rene. We continue to lift her up for healing, and lift up her extended family for the blessings received from knowing You.
4/7 – Wanted to write and ask for everyone prayers for Dans mom (Marjorie) and his step dad (Jr.) . Mom has to have triple stent surgery Wednesday morning as the main artery in both legs are clogged and she needs a stent to her heart. As of now all they are thinking they have to do is go in and put stents in all of them. She had a bypass a few years ago, so I sure hope and pray everything goes ok. Jr. has to go in Thursday and have a stent put in the artery to his heart. So they both are going to be down for a while. Please everyone pray that it all goes well for them both.
3/31 – Uncle Jimmy, for relief of his shoulder and neck discomfort. For Larry D’s knee and back problems, Kathy’s continuing pain following extensive back surgery, Dan’s flu, and for all those who need Your healing hand on this day.
3/30 – Rosalie White, for relief of her pain, comfort during her hospitalization, and blessings for her family. Peace and guidance for Marjorie, her children and other family members during this difficult time of decision making.
3/29 – Ruth Ballis for recovery from a variety of illnesses.
3/25 – Lord, be with Anna today as she struggles to gain control of breathing on her own. Grant her a full recovery, Lord, as You show Your might to those who need the revelation. Praise You, Lord, for your grace and mercy. Amen.
3/24 – Dawn & Lance for successful interviews and networking. In our church family; the Hurley family for peace and comfort as various members struggle with illness and the need for employment. We hold up Kathy for abatement of the pain she suffers as a result of extensive back surgery. Glory to you, Lord, for victories over sin.
3/23 – Praise God for the gift of His son, that He might suffer a human death to give us salvation!
3/21 – A special prayer for you, Anna, on this Good Friday, as you enter this very important surgery. May God’s abundant grace be with you, and may your miraculous story be a testimony to His love throughout your life.
Father, please bless Anna today. Show the power of prayer submitted in Your love, by granting Anna a successful procedure, and wondrous recovery. Father, you know what a blessing she is to so many who have followed her trials. We just pray now that it is your will to bless all of us through her complete triumph over illness. In the name of the Father, the risen Son, and the Holy Spirit we give thanks. Amen.
3/20 – Praise God for the provision of a good job for Dawn! We pray that You will continue to have Your hand in their lives as they work through the next few months to get a home purchased and their family back together under one roof.
3/9 – Provision for Dawn, Troy and family as they home-hunt and relocate their family.
3/2 – You know what is in our hearts, Lord. We pray for provision of employment where that is needed, compassion where there is shortsightedness, forgiveness where there is hurt, and love where there is still distrust.
3/1 – Clarity in life choices being made, and that You would have Your hand in the decisions.
3/1 – For Lea. Protect her from the horrible bronchitis that is so pervasive in the community.
3/1 – Thank you for the pain relief with which You have blessed Kathy, and that no further surgery would be required.
2/28 – Softening of that heart, Lord, forgiveness where there has been none, and a glorious return to Your service
2/22 – Relief of the severe pain that persists six weeks after Kathy’s back surgery.
2/19 – Your hand in the lives of Chris & Amanda for a blessed pregnancy and joyous delivery of their first child.
2/18 – Healing and quick recovery from the colds and flu being experienced by our loved ones.
1/20 – Thank you for the delay in Kathy’s back surgery that allowed the surgeons to find a previously unknown complication that will ensure they take appropriate steps for her stability during the procedure. Guide their hands, Lord.
1/20 – Andy – for compassion, clarity and faith. Also for Robyn, who needs your guidance and support.
1/20 – Marshal Gary as he enters the new year with adversaries at his door
1/15 – Kathy David – back surgery
1/14 – Larry, as he seeks Your will for his life
1/9 – Comfort for the family of Anna Flessner who passed from this life at the age of 96 to join our Heavenly Father.
1/8- Comfort and peace for the family of JoAnn Singell, 71, who passed from this life to join the heavenly host.
1/6 – Lee Bergmeier – safe, peaceful and comfortable travel for him as he relocates to Hawaii. Blessings for Link & Deanna as they provide for him in this season of his life.
Dr Tom Miller and staff – continued love and joy for the kindnesses they give, without hesitation, to others
Scott & Jeanie – Your guidance in working through the differences that challenge their marriage
Marlowe Donaldson – continued success for her personal ministry and the church ministries she serves
Danielle – assistance in her studies, and compassion in her duties, to help her achieve success beyond her highest goals
Anna Rene Yutzy- for miraculous healing
Lance – success in achieving the certification for which he is studying
Chris Watkins – A shield of protection for him, and peace for Amanda
Armon & Barbara – peace and comfort
Gary Roush – peace, comfort, happiness, salvation
Dallas Wilson – Your guidance, and the strength to endure in Your service
Rick, Teri, Madeleine & Jack – showers of blessings and Your protection
Kora David – miraculous healing and Your hand in her life
Kim – success in her career, happiness in her life, and the joy of salvation
Maria – happiness, comfort and joy for the kindness she shows others
Adam and Angela – happiness in marriage and Your hand in their relationship and their nursing careers
Ken Baldwin – Your guidance as he leads Kinney Avenue Christian Fellowship church
Steve, Rose & Stephanie – showers of blessings, and Your hand in their lives
Marjorie – clarity of mind
Benjamin Lucas Vaughn – Your hand in his upbringing
Lance and Kristin – Your grace in their day to day lives
Cory David & children – Your grace, their faith, comfort and joy in You
Lyndi & Megan – protection as they travel on Your mission trips
Paster Don Jennings II as he enters his 26th year with Harbor Shores church – clarity, leadership and a multitude of blessings
Eric Blair – a closer walk with You, and Your guidance in his life
Liz Blair, wonderful caregiver – peace, Lord; A closer walk with You, for her career and her family…for John and Emily
David & Dottie – clarity, comfort, joy as they go about Your work
Bill & Jane and those Sacred Grounds – that You would move mightily through their ministry of love
Vi & Ron – faith and peace as they enjoy the golden years of life together
Lyndi – guidance as she matures in Your service and caring for others
Stacy – stable heath, enriched faith, Xandrick awarded, a closer walk with You
Joe Stroup – comfort, peace, and stable health as he awaits a heart transplant, and a suitable donor
Pat Stroup – comfort and peace as she cares for Joe as he awaits a heart transplant
Megan – as she handles the technical duties trusted to her during church services
Deanna – joy from doing her hospital ministry and her music ministry
Raymond & Janie – a closer walk with You, salvation, joy through friendship
Glenn Bridgeman – healing
Our beloved church family at Living Stones Church in Kona – joy in walking with You
Billianne and family – a shield of protection, joy in sharing Your blessings
Paster Bill Barley & the leadership team of Living Stones Church – clarity as they do Your work
Dr Tom Miller – peace & joy in knowing You, and comfort in providing gentle care for others
Lee Bergmeier – comfort in faith
Christy McNeal – comfort and peace
Kathy David – healing and reduction of pain
Caregivers of Hartford Hospital Bliss 9I who cared for Lea and me – peace, comfort, joy at their achievements
Dr John Mah – clarity, compassion, peace, joy through receiving Your guidance – happiness in his upcoming marriage
Lea, continued healing and showers of blessings