Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

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As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers:

  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included specifically on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for, and consider the needs of, others.
  • Submit your prayer requests for the eLectronic cHurch to join with, and for, you (and others) in prayer.

 

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • Session 4 of the Dale Carnegie Course completed at Federal Express in Charlotte.
  • UMMBC Psalm 40 Day Reading Challenge
  • Dr. Charlie Kennedy being honored by the Outreach Alliance for Babies, Inc on Saturday evening for his 40 plus years of service to babies and their families.
  • Lenten Sermon Series: What Do We Have When We Have Jesus? Sermon yesterday: Power of Change

 

Please Pray For:

  • The resolution of the ongoing situation in the Ukraine.
  • Kenny Faulkner (and family) – on the death of his father last week, Mr. Benjamin W. Faulkner (age 99).
  • Vince Cabiness (and family) – on the death of his father last week, Mr. Vance Reginald Cabiness, Sr.
  • Dr. Lelia Vickers (and family) – on the death of her brother in Alabama.
  • Michelle Cook (for Dietrich Spencer’s sister, Frances Lee) – she has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Doctors will begin aggressive treatment next week.
  • Cornelious Flood – Please pray for the Fisher family and Annie Mcmorris and her family on the loss of Mary Fisher and Jeffrey Ingram.
  • John Sigers (for his sister) – she remains in the hospital.
  • Brien Cook (brother of Bill Cook) – he is still hospitalized but out of ICU
  • The missing Malaysia airplane, its passengers and their families.
  • Pat Farrell – for her husband, Tommy, who has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Eddie Alameda – for his mother who is hospitalized in Puerto Rico
  • Jim Nanton – for his friend and colleague, Yolanda Hughes, and her family. She just lost her sister-in-law to cancer. Her brother and two young sons are left to mourn.
  • Karl Yena (for a friend of his) – who had his foot amputated.

 

The Benediction in pictures:

  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots

Something to think about . . .

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…one day, Jesus taught people how to pray.
He said, ‘When you pray, don’t pray like those Extra-Super-Holy People.
They think if they say lots of words, God will hear them.
But it’s not because you’re so clever, or good, or so important, that God will listen to you.
God listens to you because he loves you.
Did you know that God is always listening to you?
Did you know that God can hear the quietest whisper deep inside your heart, even before you’ve started to say it?
Because God knows exactly what you need even before you ask him.’ Jesus told them.
‘You see, God can’t just can’t wait to give you all that you need.
So you don’t need to use long words or special words.
You don’t have to use a special voice. You just have to talk.
So when you pray, pray in your normal voice, just like when you’re talking to someone you love very much.

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

Be still and know that I am God . . .

Psalm 46: 10

As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers: 

  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included specifically on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for, and consider the needs of, others.
  • Submit your prayer requests for the eLectronic cHurch to join with, and for, you (and others) in prayer.  
Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):
 
  • Session 3 of the Dale Carnegie Course completed at Federal Express in Charlotte.
  • UMMBC Psalm Daly Prayer Calendar  40 Challenge
  • Crystal & Vinson Wilson – on the birth of their baby daughter, Victoria Alexandria Wilson.
  • Eric & Celia Wood – expecting their third child in September.
  • Pastor Rivers – A Candidate for 4th Vice President of GBSCNC
  • Reading Henri Nouwen’s Spiritual Direction and the dialogue with Oliver Thomas
  • The volatile situation in the Ukraine. 
  • Cornelious Flood – please continue to pray for Mary Fisher, Paula Chavis, Brenda Collins, Wayne & Ruth Ledbetter,  Annie & Jeffery Mcmorris, Juanita Penn, Barbara Allen, Alethia Oree, Hargrove family, Lagretta Keaton, Helena Carter, Bessie Williams,  Brittany & Gabriel, Mr. & Mrs. Elcock, Chris Cropps, Marcella & Vaughan Mcfadden & Mary Wilson.
  • John Sigers (for his sister) – she remains in the hospital.
  • Raphael Black (for his wife and family) – he transitioned last week and his service is today.
  • Brien Cook (brother of Bill Cook) – he is in ICU being monitored
  • The missing Malaysia airplane, its passengers and their families.
  • Pat Farrell – for her husband, Tommy, who has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Eddie Alameda – for his mother who is hospitalized in Puerto Rico
  • Jim Nanton – for his friend and colleague, Yolanda Hughes, and her family. She just lost her sister-in-law to cancer. Her brother and two young sons are left to mourn.
  • Karl Yena (for a friend of his) – who had his foot amputated.
The Benediction in pictures: 
 
  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

The paradox of prayer is that it asks for a serious effort

while it can only be received as a gift.

We cannot plan, organize or manipulate God;

but without a careful discipline, we cannot receive Him either.

Henri Nouwen

 

As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers: 

  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included specifically on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for, and consider the needs of, others.
  • Submit your prayer requests for the eLectronic cHurch to join with, and for, you (and others) in prayer.  
Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):
 
  • Session 2 of the Dale Carnegie Course completed at Federal Express in Charlotte.
  • Leading session 4 of the Dale Carnegie Course in Durham this afternoon.
  • Girl Scouts CEO Search Committee meeting.
  • UMMBC Psalm Daly Prayer Calendar  40 Challenge
  • Outstanding season by Livingstone College basketball team – NCAA Division 2 first round game – losing in a heartbreaker 99-98 to #2 ranked and the #1 seed on Saturday. Congrats to the team, coach and school.
  • Deacon Harold Thompson – released from the hospital and now home.
  • Wayne Ledbetter – released from the hospital. 
  • Glynis Ross – her father was released from Walter Reed Hospital
  • Sermon Series: What do we have when we have Jesus? 
  • The situation in the Ukraine and the efforts to work through the situation.
  • The missing Malaysia airplane, its passengers, and their families.
  • Ursula Anderson – for her son, Elijah, who continues to make progress in ICU and is now off the ventilator.
  • Pat Farrell – for her husband, Tommy, who has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Eddie Alameda – for his mother who is hospitalized in Puerto Rico
  • Jim Nanton – for his friend and colleague, Yolanda Hughes, and her family. She just lost her sister-in-law to cancer. Her brother and two young sons are left to mourn.
  • Karl Yena (for a friend of his) – who had his foot amputated this weekend.
The Benediction in pictures: 
 
  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

Wherever we are there are voices saying:

“Go here, go there, buy this, buy that, get to know him, get to know her, don’t miss this, don’t miss that,” and so on and on.

These voices keep pulling us away from that soft gentle voice that speaks in the center of our being:

“You are my beloved, on you my favor rests.”

Prayer is the discipline of listening to that voice of love… 

From Here and Now by Henri Nouwen

As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers: 

  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included specifically on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for, and consider the needs of, others.
  • Submit your prayer requests for the eLectronic cHurch to join with, and for, you (and others) in prayer.  
Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):
 
  • Adding more “good thing notes to my “good things” jar.
  • Listening, again, to the “happy song” and clapping my hands, because I’m happy.
  • An impromptu conversation with a church member at Starbucks.
  • Joe and Carol Crocker – for their daughter who gave birth last week and for her recovery. 
  • KBR Poor and Needy Division Advisory Board meeting. 
  • Session 1 of the Dale Carnegie Course at Federal Express in Charlotte. 
  • Girl Scouts CEO Search Committee meeting. 
  • UMMBC Ash Wednesday Service. 
  • UMMBC Psalm Daly Prayer Calendar  40 Challenge
  • Minister James Stackhouse  on his message yesterday morning, “Disconnected” 
  • Ira Richard (Tomi Richard) – continue to pray for his recovery from recent surgery.
  • The situation in the Ukraine. 
  • The missing Malaysia airplane, its passengers, and their families.
  • Ursula Anderson – for her son, Elijah, who continues to make progress in ICU and is now off the ventilator.
  • Pat Farrell – for her husband, Tommy, who has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Marie Burney (and her family) – on the death of her last sibling, Leroy Pop” Miller (94). She is the baby of 10 children and the last living. 
  • Deacon Harold Thompson – hospitalized this weekend. His family asks for prayers. 
  • Kimberly Richards  for her grandmother (Dorothy) who is critically ill. 
  • Denise Scott-Johnson  for her brother and his family on the death of his wife, her sister-in-law.  
  • Jim Nanton  for his friend and colleague, Yolanda Hughes, and her family. She just lost her sister-in-law to cancer. Her brother and two young sons are left to mourn.
The Benediction in pictures: 
 
  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots

Please Pray . . . And give Thanks

As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers: 

  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included specifically on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for, and consider the needs of, others.
  • Submit your prayer requests for the eLectronic cHurch to join with, and for, you (and others) in prayer.  
Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):
 
  • Livingstone College (my school) wins the 2014 CIAA Basketball Tournament for the first time in the 69 year history of the CIAA. 
  • The situation in the Ukraine 
  • The remarks by Lupita Nyong’o (Best Supporting Actress), Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor) and Best Picture – Twelve Years A Slave.
  • Enjoying the CIAA tournament, having a meal with friends, the laughter and fellowship.
  • Talking to my niece Yasmeen and nephew Wali this weekend. 
  • Sitting out front and talking to neighbors as they walk by. 
  • Adding more “good thing notes to my “good things” jar. 
  • Listening to the “happy song” and clapping my hands, because I’m happy. 
  • An impromptu conversation with a 13-year old from Michigan at the CIAA tournament (a positive interaction)
  • Ira Richard (Tomi Richard) – continue to pray for his recovery from recent surgery.
  • Ursula Anderson – for her son, Elijah, who continues to make progress in ICU and is now off the ventilator.
  • Pat Farrell – for her husband, Tommy, who has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Joe Watson (and family) – on the loss of his mother.
The Benediction in pictures: 
 
  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots