Prayer requests are posted for three weeks, then removed for more current needs. If your situation changes and you have an update, or your situation requires continued prayer, please notify us so that we can keep the body informed.
Prayer for Supplication:
Please pray for Fred Mackey, 85 year old retired Pastor and brother of Edna White, living in PA as he has tested positive for COVID-19. He is alone because his wife is in a memory care unit. He is having worsening symptoms. Please pray for complete healing as well as wisdom and discernment for healthcare practitioners as they treat Fred.
Please pray for Haowei Wang and his family. Both his parents tested positive for COVID-19 last week. His mom was discharged from the hospital on the 9th. His dad passed away early on the 10th. He is on his way to Virginia. Prayers are needed for his mom and all the arrangements, his safe travels, and the family during this time of loss.
Please pray for our church. Praise God that Bob Ooms continues to recover from heart bypass surgery.
Ask God for continued healing and encouragement for Grace Canfield and her family.
Pray for our members who are struggling with their mental or physical health during the Christmas season. Ask God to provide all they need to rejoice again.
Prayer for Our Sick:
Please pray for Bob Ooms. He was put on blood thinners for a small blood clot in his lower leg. They could be what caused a big drop in his hemoglobin level. He is weak and suspect internal bleeding. Please pray for wisdom and guidance for the physicians treating him and for complete healing. Please also keep Diane in your prayers.
Pray for Steve Sawyer, who will have his gallbladder removed December 4. And Karen Sawyer, as she juggles caring for Steve, her grandson and her mother-in-law.
Please pray for Judith Blumhofer. She serves as a physician at a children’s home in Honduras. Thankfully none of the children have contracted COVID. The borders have now reopened allowing teammates to return to Honduras. Pray for unity among the staff, including three new members. Pray for the teens as they age out of the program and look to move into other programs. Many of these programs are on indefinite hold. The teens are re-evaluating their options. Everyone is tired. Pray for rest and wisdom for Judy as she makes decisions. Five months of lock-downs, supply and staff shortages and remote learning for 20 kids has made her quite weary.
Please pray for Matt and Caroline Newkirk and their four children. They serve at a seminary in Japan. Pray for the leadership of the seminary to have wisdom as they determine how to carry out classes and other activities for the fall semester. Pray for advertising efforts to be effective in drawing more students to seminary. Pray for teammates who are currently “stranded” in the US due to travel restrictions.
Please pray for Tim, Carol, Daphne and Madeline. Tim is studying the Bible and theology and continue to explore the possibility of serving in Bulgaria. Pray for wisdom in knowing God’s will for their future. Also pray for Madeline, their older daughter. They are pursuing the help of feeding and massage therapists who remains small and not eating well.
Pray for Paul and Mary Adams and Isaac, who serve with Leadership Resources. LRI equips pastors around the world to teach God’s Word with God’s heart—training them to preach it faithfully. Paul supports the infrastructure of training partnerships by working with the communications and technology teams. He also travels to do training with pastors. Mary translates written materials for training in East Asia.
Prayer for Our City, State & Nation:
Pray for our City. Ask God to pour out His grace upon our neighbors in Naperville during this Advent season. May He present Himself as the answer to all true longings.
Pray for our State. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said yesterday that no Illinois regions will be allowed to loosen the state’s coronavirus restrictions over the next few weeks because of an increase in hospitalizations and an expected post-Thanksgiving surge in cases. Ask the Great Physician for healing, wisdom, good will, and patience in Illinois.
Please pray for our Nation. America is struggling with crises in its health, politics, culture, morality, and spirituality. Pray that people turn to the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness for their pasts and purpose for their futures.
Pray for a peaceful political transition and for wisdom and godliness for all our leaders.
Prayer for Our World:
Please pray for our World. The United Nations says that about 2 million people from Ethiopia’s strife-torn northern Tigray province require humanitarian assistance, and some 1 million are displaced, including more than 45,000 who have fled into neighboring Sudan. The UN says that 100,000 refugees there from neighboring Eritrea have run out of food. The violence in Tigray started a month ago in a dispute over holding elections during the pandemic. Last year Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Ask God for true and lasting peace to prevail in Ethiopia and for the vulnerable to be protected.