Praying this Week 05/04/2015

. Posted in Prayers and Concerns

Household Prayer: Morning

God of all beginnings, you bring a new day,
and you promise to journey with me through the hours.
I thank you for the breath and strength I have,
and I beg your help that I may use my powers wisely
and with compassion toward everyone I meet.
Let my questions today be a form of pruning
to bring forth in me new understandings,
healing, and good fruit; in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

Lord, in this night of rest,
heal my broken places and restore my faith.
You are my vine; only in you am I strong enough
to face the darkness of this world.
I thank you for the safety of my home
and pray for those who have no bed tonight.
Make me grateful,
in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
one God, Mother of us all. 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 Mason Family - Julia Mason (10 years old) has been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. Julia’s little sister, Elsie, is Ingrid Busby’s best friend.
  • Larry Meza, who continues to struggle with chronic, daily pain.
  • Georgia Fullem, sister-in-law of Terry Williams, has had a recurrence of her cancer and has begun a new chemo regimen.
  • Shannon Sweeney, best friend of Sally Busby, who is about to go through radiation treatments after completing chemotherapy.
  • Jo Mitchell, mother of Cathy Flanigan, is in an assisted living facility and in declining health.
  • Sally McNeely, mother of Blake Chappell, who has completed chemo therapy for lung cancer, and now is undergoing radiation treatments.
  • Judy Bush, Bob Bush’s sister-in-law, who has undergone surgery for breast cancer and is now receiving chemotherapy.
  • 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.
  • Billy Ingram, son of Beverly Ingram, who has had a recurrence of brain cancer, but is doing well presently.
  • Lois Gray, who continues to struggle with chronic pain related to rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Dixie Morgan, as she cares for husband Harold with Alzheimer's.
  • Donna Heflin, as she lives with chronic pain.

Focus on Africa. Pray for our Cumberland Presbyterian missionaries Kenneth and Delight Hobson, who are serving in Uganda with a non-denominational missionary agency.

Pray for the African Cumberland Presbyterian probationers and ministers with different nationalities serving the US. Pray for the Sudanese Church in Nashville Presbytery.

Focus on our Cumberland Presbyterian mission-minded heritage. Give thanks for all Cumberland Presbyterians around the world as a result of missionary efforts.

Give thanks for all Cumberland Presbyterians from different generations who have given sacrificially to the Cumberland Presbyterian missionary efforts.

Pray for the Women’s ministry of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and their continuous vision of and passion for missions, and the missionary efforts in Mexico City and Metro.

Pray for the current generation of Cumberland Presbyterians and our opportunity to continue the Cumberland Presbyterian heritage of supporting missions through the Stott-Wallace Offering Fund.

Focus on the different social, political, economical issues around the world. Pray for peace, justice and love through the real presence of Christ in all Cumberland Presbyterians serving God around the world.