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Praying this Week 05/11/2015

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Household Prayer: Morning

Holy One, I begin today breathing in your love for me,
for others, and for the world.
Keep me mindful of all the marvelous things
you are doing around and within me today.
Help me to feel my friendship with Jesus
and his confidence in me.
Maintain in my heart the image of myself as a tree,
bearing the fruit of Christ’s love everywhere I go today. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

God, you are both judge and friend.
Even as I review my day,
I give it over to you.
I let go of the good, the bad, and the in-between,
trusting in your care for me.
I am content this night to abide in your love.
I breathe in your joy and your peace.
Whatever I need, I ask of you 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.
  • Continue to pray for those in our church family who are looking for new employment.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Monday
Pray for reconciliation, forgiveness and restoration of families, communities, cities, and countries where the Cumberland Presbyterian Church is present.

Tuesday
Pray for all our international presbyteries outside the U.S. Pray for Andes Presbytery, Cauca Valley Presbytery, Hong Kong Presbytery, and Japan Presbytery.

Wednesday
Pray for all our councils of churches outside the U.S. where there are no Presbyteries. Pray for the Filipino Council.

Thursday
Pray for God’s wisdom & guidance as we attempt to assimilate new churches into the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Pray for the future formation of new presbyteries outside the U.S.

Friday
Pray for all Cumberland Presbyterians who are discerning their missionary call to serve the Lord in a different country.

Saturday
Pray that people will continue to answer God’s call to missionary service with “Here I am, send me!”

Sunday
Pray for wisdom for the staff of the Missions Ministry Team, tasked to guide & expand the Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s mission program (members of that team who attend our church: Johan Daza, Pam Phillips-Burk)