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Praying this Week 05/25/2015

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Household Prayer: Morning

God of newness and delight,
you greet your world again with light and life.
I awaken to your presence behind, before, beneath, above, and within me.
I thank you for another day
and ask only that you keep me so firmly in your care
that I can move gracefully through all I have to do.
Guard my family, my friends, and all my brothers and sisters in faith.
Let me be a peacemaker today; in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

Good and Holy One,
you have led me through this day of many encounters
to the time when I may close my eyes and dream.
I thank you for the people you have sent my way today,
for the work I have had to do,
for the food, shelter, and safety you have given.
I pray that people everywhere
may have all necessary comfort and nourishment
and that I may lie down in peace,
resting in the trust that you are watching over all creation.
I pray this in the name of the One who made Earth,
called the children to come,
and blows through our days with wisdom. Amen.

New and Recent Prayer Requests

  • Continue to pray for those in our church family who are looking for new employment.
  • The family of Beatrice (Cookie) Fogle, Susan Groppe’s sister.
  • Bryan Pyle, husband of Connie Bush’s cousin Terri, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer. He will having chemo therapy as soon as it can be scheduled.
  • David Busbee, who was in the hospital last week addressing some heart difficulties.
  • Lois Gray, who continues to struggle with chronic pain related to rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Dixie Morgan, as she cares for husband Harold with Alzheimer's. (Harold is now a patient at Memphis Jewish Home and Rehab in Cordova)
  • 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 and is now having back problems.
  • 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 going 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.