Prayer & Praise Items
October 21, 2020
First Mennonite Church
Praise God for the living hope that is always available to us through Jesus Christ. Lord, help us to cling to that hope through all of life's ups and downs, and give us the strength to withstand the temptation to think hope is lost when life gets hard.
Father, thank You for helping us to not be distracted by the things of this world, but to constantly turn our gaze toward You. Help us to have perspective and to see with clear eyes both the hardships and blessings of our lives. Lord, as we are tempted to despair over hardships, remind us that You never let us go through trouble without gifting us a measure of Your goodness, grace, peace and love. As we reflect on our blessings, help us bless others.
Pray for our workers of the week: Tim & Suanne.
Join Tim and Suanne in praising God for the ongoing growth Global Disciples has experienced in certifying experienced trainers in Church Planting-focused Discipleship, Small Business for Church Planting, and Leadership Development for church planters. They are grateful for the technology that has allowed them to continue to multiply trainings virtually via Zoom. Next week join them in praying for the group of international Regional Prayer Leaders who will be virtually attending a training to grow in hearing God’s voice. Pray for good internet connections in Nepal, Indonesia, India, Zambia, Cameroon, and Kenya so these leaders can participate and grow. Pray also for their ongoing application of listening in prayer as they minister to others, intercede for trainings and in asking the Lord of the harvest to send workers into the 62 nations God has opened to Global Disciples. Many are good at boldly speaking out in prayers, but not as skilled in listening to His voice.
Pray for 6 unspoken prayer requests.
Pray for comfort for Bill, Andrew, Joseph and Kendall Beachey and family in the death of Vickie Beachey on October 20.
Pray for the upcoming Mission Festival taking place Nov. 1-8.
Pray for those in church dealing with positive COVID tests; those who have lost loved ones; schools as they are in session; healthcare workers; churches as ministries continue to move forward.
Pray for all those in authority, for all of our leaders in government. “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray in this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” 1 Timothy 2:1-5
Pray for protection for Swiss Village and Chalet Village residents as they continue to deal with restrictions caused by the virus.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
Markle Health & Rehabilitation: Roy Liechty (continuing care)
Swiss Village Rehab: Mary Bauman (broken hip); Miriam Liechty
At Home: Bill Lehman (knee surgery); Reggie Steiner (knee replacement); Danielle Alberson (had procedure to help with back pain)
Other: Amy Troutman, sister-in-law of Lana Schwartz (brain aneurysm; waiting for test results and a doctor consult)
Cancer: Jamie Cressman, Rod Mosser, Lena Nagel, Miriam Liechty, Mic Hodson, Neva Pharr (hospice), Don Graber, Lori Hawkins, Elaine Crider
We pray for these who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Jason, Becki, Ella & Julianne Schwartz
Tom & Kathy Fox
George & Helen Fox
Cecil & Donna Henn
Jim & Mary Carol Schwartz
Please phone Prayer & Praise items to the church office, 8:00a.m.- 4:30p.m., 589-3108; or Jim Schwartz, 525-0124