Stir up thy power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let thy bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honor and glory, world without end.
please remember in prayer….
Captain Kevin-Friends, please pray for our dear brother in the Lord, Peter-John Courson. He is in the hospital with stage 3 or 4 cancer. Last post I saw, he said he may not have much longer.
This is heartbreaking. He is married with 4 young daughters. His dad has already lost a wife and a daughter, and now this. Dear Lord, please bring merciful healing.
Old Man in the Sea Kevin-Friends, please pray for energy and clarity. I have my job eval this coming week, along with preparations for a field trip and tons of paperwork, all with deadlines of course. I’m not getting any younger.
Em – My son plans to be out of the country for the holiday season – not in the safest of places… any prayers would be appreciated
Captain Kevin – need the Lord to help me with a long-term dose of some plain good ol’ want to, because right now, I don’t want to do much of anything. I don’t want to work, socialize, talk, laugh, cry, or be the man that some people are counting on me to be. Maybe I’ll get it back, but for right now, I’m done caring, dreaming, trying or wanting. I feel guilty for feeling this way as I’m so much better off than millions of other people. I have a home, a job, a wonderful family, and so much more than I deserve. I have the hope of eternity. I’m not suicidal, I’d just like to check out for a while. If we’re friends on FB, can we please just keep this here. Thanks.
Michael – same as above….
AA – Prayer for so many affected by the fires. May they receive comfort & aid.
Linnea – Please pray for DeAnna and Steve…that their wedding would be joyful and they would follow the Lord.
Captain Kevin – I’ve been put on an FMLA indefinite leave of absence from my work. Hoping it will only be for a few weeks. My dr put me on a diet, said I need to exercise 15-20 mins per day no matter how I feel, and we’re going to try a new med. I have about 6 days of PTO left. After that, I lose pay for every day I miss.
Duane – A dear friend, Fr. Tom Widner, SJ, has been taken off life support . Pray that God’s will be done…
Captain Kevin – I would appreciate prayer. I cannot even describe the pain and fatigue I have been experiencing the last several weeks. School is back in session, and it’s really difficult to give my students what they need and deserve.
AA – brother-in-law had a heart attack and is now home with the Lord. Prayers for his family are appreciated.
Linnea – My father-in-law just passed away. He was a man of faith. Will you pray that family members would come to know the Lord…that they would see this man’s faith and works and come to know the Lord? Will you pray that my husband and I would be ambassadors of Christ to this family? I really appreciate it.
Michael – depression
cash – depression , PTSD
Linnea – niece Danielle in jail in another state. would like to find her to visit and let her know she is loved in a way that is meaningful to her. Her mother, my sister-in-law, doesn’t know where she is, but when she saw her last could see the physical changes brought on by the drugs. Please pray also for God’s comfort for Danielle’s Mom, Karen. Thank you
David H – I could use a prayer. I was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy . Right side of my face is paralyzed. Prednisone and an antiviral.
Vicki McClellan – I’ve been struggling since my husband passed. But I have been angry at God for not answering my prayers and healing him. After all, the kids and grandkids and I still need him here. Help me understand.
Xenia -Please pray for my best friend and neighbor who is very weak and sick with some mystery ailment the doctor’s can’t identify. She is fearing for her life. Her name is Susan.
Michael – heart aneurysm and a bad valve, bad back and neck issues.
The New Victor – my mother was moved to icu
Captain Kevin – Please pray for my oldest daughter. She is separated from her husband. This is probably the 3rd time in the 3 years they’ve been married. I’m not sure who is more at fault or if there is any abuse, so I just pray for God’s will. They are believers, I think.
JD – Marshal whose mother told him that she doesn’t love him
John 20:29- my cousin in barring a miracle he’s entering the final stages of his cancer… prayers have been appreciated and heard. .. They’ve brought him some good months. Jerry married his high school sweetheart and prayer for her and their 3 children (adults with families) would be so welcome now. They’ve been a close couple and now, even tho she is a Believer, she will face growing old without her life partner…
JoelG – filing for custody of my 2 younger teenagers. I found hundreds of explicit photos of my youngest daughter that I’m sure have been shared.
-My ex, daughter and I met to talk, discipline and love on our daughter. We’re all in the same page moving forward and she will be getting counseling.
Linnea – Jon and Sarah. Please pray that they would know God’s love and would follow Him out of horrible lifestyles to freedom.
London- my mom who had surgery for pancreatic cancer and back surgery for three fractures in her spine. Caretaking is hard work at times and it seems that I lose track of time pretty easily
the new Victor – pray for God’s protection and mercy upon my children, who’ve been through a lot, including witnessing domestic violence in the other home, and that I am strong and engaged enough to lead them so they don’t turn out like the sons of Eli.
Bob Sweat – we are asking God to open a door to a small church somewhere in the US who want a pastor to love them and faithfully teach the Word.
Michael, Rick, Joel, Dan, capt. Kevin, Owen – wand to hear from God in their prayer life
JTK- ongoing back issue.
David H – Aunt Ramona has Adenocarcinoma primary lung cancer.
Victor- chronic back pain
Lurkie Loo – dear friend with inoperable Stage 4 glioblastoma (brain cancer). She is 44.
surfer51 (david) “stage four” prostate cancer
Linnea- sister salvation
Paige- 4 boys to be pleasing to God
~” let thy bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us;”
So, I don’t remember if I mentioned this here before but my church has been dealing with a person who has been trying to destroy our church for the last 10 months. He’s engaged in a lot of over the top harassment and abuse toward vestry members and is a major contributing factor to the current problems we’re facing. Amongst other things he threatened my husband with personal legal action which I obviously take great offense to. Our previous rector was a spineless wimp who believed so much in inclusivity that he was not willing to kick this person out. After our rector left, the bishop stepped in and put restrictions on this person but since the bishop didn’t experience things first hand, he does not clearly understand how over the top harmful the persons behavior was and doesn’t really believe my husband and the other warden when they try to explain it. The bishop is now seriously considering easing the restrictions on this person, which would be a terrible idea and just lead to more harm to the church. It is also highly disrespectful toward the people he harassed and threatened. I volunteer in the Sunday school, serve snacks several times a quarter, serve on a committee, donate my money, and my husband is Sr Warden during an extremely difficult time in the church’s life. This other person has pretty much stated that his aim is to destroy our church. And yet, I feel the bishop is choosing this person over me and my family. The very fact that he has not kicked this person out and is, in fact, thinking about easing the restrictions on him indicates to me that, for all the destruction he has caused, the bishop values him and his attendance at our church more than he values me and my family and our attendance and contribution. I just sent the bishop and the vestry an email essentially asking them “what the f%#! are you doing?” And my husband then sent an email to the bishop privately basically telling him that he’ll have to choose between this abusive person and us. I doubt this will end well. I doubt the vestry has the balls to stand up to the bishop and I doubt the bishop is able to see how bad this person is. The bishop probably thinks I, my husband, and the junior warden are all wingnuts.
Just this Saturday, we had dinner with a few friends from church and we were all hopeful for the future and were feeling good because this person had not been around. The very next day, he showed up at church and started trying to wheedle his way back into things. I am so angry at how blind our previous rector was and now, apparently, our bishop is too. I cannot, however, say I’m shocked that they were so unwilling to stand up the the victims because that’s just par for the course in any denomination and in many churches, but I am sad and hurt and disappointed. I don’t understand why the bishop is so blinded. He gets paid an insane amount of money a year; he ought to be willing to deal with stuff like this.
Well and FWIW, reading J2’s story, two things stand out to me. One is that she, her husband and, hopefully more in their church are standing – per Biblical instruct. The second thing is that this son of Belial has shown his allegiance when he threatened J2’s husband with a lawsuit, a thing not Biblically sanctioned – to put it mildly
J2, so sorry he is still bothering your church and now your family directly. praying with you.