Praying this Week 04/20/2015

. Posted in Prayers and Concerns

Household Prayer: Morning

God of surprising revelations, I thank you for rest and renewal.
I thank you that when you come to your people,
you speak peace and invite faith in you.
Make this new day a time when I will give more thanks for life
         than I did yesterday.
Give me ears to hear your will for me,
hands that are open to others,
and eyes to see the beauty in your world; in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

For all that has happened this day, O God, I give you thanks.
Even for the obstacles I faced, I thank you.
Especially when I wobbled in doubt, I thank you because I did not fall.
You came to hold me strong and help me take the next step.
Now give me rest, secure in your never-failing arms.
Let my dreams revolve around what is pleasing and good,
bringing me to a new day with zeal for your gifts; in Jesus’ name. Amen.

New and Recent Prayer Requests

  • See below for 50 days of prayer and action from the Missions Ministry Team of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for daily prayer and action.
  • The family and friends of Edna Jean Forester, aunt of Byron Forester.
  • David Roberts, husband of Kathryn Roberts (now living in East Tennessee), who is in declining health after what now appears to have been a stroke in December.
  • Jo Mitchell, mother of Cathy Flanigan, is in an assisted living facility and in declining health.
  • Sally McNeely, mother of Blake Chappell, who has stage 3 lung cancer and has completed chemo therapy; she now is undergoing radiation treatments and is showing progress.
  • Judy Bush, Bob Bush’s sister-in-law, who has undergone surgery for breast cancer and is now receiving chemo therapy.
  • Cindy Mering, neighbor of Bob and Connie Bush, has been battling cancer for quite some time and is now at home after treatment at the Mayo Clinic.
  • Bill Connolly, brother-in-law of Margie Shannon, who is being treated for cancer of the spine and in a lot of pain.
  • Persons in our congregation going through job loss, moves, and other challenging times of transition.
  • Beatrice (Cookie) Fogle, sister of Susan Groppe, who is in poor health.
  • Billy Ingram, son of Beverly Ingram, who has had a recurrence of brain cancer, but is doing well presently.
  • Davis Gray, who is suffering from a recurrence of shingles.
  • Dixie Morgan, as she cares for husband Harold with Alzheimer's.
  • Donna Heflin, as she lives with chronic pain.

Pray for the Asian Mission Forum which consists of representatives from Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, the Philippines, and South Korea.

Pray for our two Cumberland Presbyterian ministers and missionaries serving in Cambodia and Laos.

Pray for Missionary Glen Watts who is currently serving in Hong Kong.

Pray for Hong Kong Presbytery and the proclamation of the good news of Christ through their 10 congregations, 3 schools and around 1,300 Cumberland Presbyterian members.

Pray for Japan Presbytery and their ministries through 14 churches, two kindergartens,and 1,250 active church members.

Pray for Japanese Cumberland Presbyterian missionaries and ministers serving in the US and Brazil through Japanese speaking churches.

Pray for our South Korean missionaries Daniel and Kay Jang to the Philippines. Daniel is an ordained Cumberland Presbyterian pastor and has planted one Cumberland Presbyterian church and three Cumberland Presbyterian missions in Iloilo.