It’s not much . . .

Heart

 

O my God, You are in me and I am in You.
I have found my heaven on earth,
since heaven is You, O Lord, and You are in my soul.
I can find You there always; even when I don’t feel Your presence,
You are there nonetheless, and I like to seek You there.
Oh! If only I could never leave You alone!

Elizabeth of the Trinity

Please Pray And Give Thanks . . .

God

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 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):

  • Week 4 of the UMMBC Stephen Ministry DivorceCare 13-week seminar.
  • New Sermon Series at UMMBC: Keys To Growing Faith. The sermon yesterday: This is Why we Believe.
  • Congratulations to the participants (now graduates) of the 3-day Dale Carnegie Immersion Seminar.
  • Five successful weeks on Weight Watchers.
  • Interim Director DSS – thankful for the team of people I have the opportunity to work with over the next few months.
  • Debora Freeman – for her husband, Danny, who was released from the hospital after 19 days with pneumonia.
  • The members of the LCNAA W-S Alumni Chapter – for their support of Livingstone College, the chapter and its success during our first year.
  • The Peaks to Piedmont Girl Scout CEO search committee – a great group of people to associate with through the process.
  • The doctor and volunteer who have been treated (for ebola) and released from the hospital.
  • The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity for taking care of all the funeral expenses for the family of Michael Brown.
  • For people who respond to the call to reach out to others for assistance.

Please Pray For:

  • A sustained cease fire, peace and hope for the Middle East.
  • Continued international cooperation to address the ebola crisis and provide help for all impacted.
  • Continue to remember the girls in Nigeria who remain hostages, and their families, many of whom have died under the stress of the situation.
  • All who suffer from the violence in Iraq, the family of the reporter who was beheaded (and broadcast around the world) and the effort to help those impacted.
  • An end to the death of so many unarmed men by the police. #DontShoot
  • All residents, the family of Michael Brown, and those who support them, in Ferguson, Mo.
  • All students returning to school, teachers, bus drivers and parents as another school/college year begins.
  • Monica Friday (for her grandmother) – “PLEASE add my grandmother to the prayer list. Her name is Mrs. Tula Mae Friday. She turned 85 on August 5th. She has hospitalized with double pneumonia, low blood pressure and her kidneys are failing. Despite her age I know we serve a faithful God and that he is able. To God be the glory…”
  • Ed Hanes, Jr. (for his father, Ed Hanes, Sr.) – “He suffered an acute “catastrophic and potentially life ending” bilateral stroke. The episode was one that impacted all three of his brain lobes. Since his admission to the ICU unit he has been in renal failure and battling a severe blood infection that can no longer be treated. I would ask you all to continue holding him up in your prayers.”
  • A high school classmate (for his brother) – he ate something that caused an allergic reaction that led to his death in a matter of days last week.

The Benediction:

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

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

faith

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 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):

  • Week 3 of the UMMBC Stephen Ministry DivorceCare 13-week seminar.
  • New Sermon Series at UMMBC: Keys To Growing Faith. The sermon yesterday: The Choice is Yours.
  • Leading a 3-day Dale Carnegie Immersion Seminar (Day 3, and graduation, is tomorrow).
  • Four successful weeks on Weight Watchers.
  • Interim Director DSS (official start today) – thankful for the opportunity as the board searches for a new Director.
  • Lisa Faulk – being commissioned as a Stephen Leader at UMMBC having completed her Stephen Series training.
  • A call to action in Ferguson, Mo. by Captain Ron Johnson. Watch it!

Please Pray For:

  • Debora Freeman – for her husband, Danny, who has been hospitalized for pneumonia (he had improved some at the end of the week).
  • Sustained cease fire and peace in the Middle East.
  • International cooperation to address the ebola crisis and provide help for all impacted.
  • Remember the girls in Nigeria who remain hostages and their families, many of whom have died under the stress of the situation.
  • The violence in Iraq and the effort to help those impacted.
  • An end to the death of so many unarmed men by the police. #DontShoot
  • All residents, the family of Michael Brown, and those who support them, in Ferguson, Mo.

The Benediction:

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

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

prayer

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):

  • UMMBC Stephen Ministry DivorceCare 13-week seminar (more people are being helped through a challenging time).
  • New Sermon Series at UMMBC: Keys To Growing Faith. The sermon yesterday: It’s time to step out of the boat.
  • Leading a 3-day Dale Carnegie Immersion seminar on Tuesdays for three weeks.
  • Three successful weeks on Weight Watchers.
  • The Youth Revival at UMMBC.
  • UMMBC Men’s Triangle 3-on-3 event.
  • Lunch with a friend, good conversation and catching up.
  • My deceased mother and grandmother (Maggie Irene Hairston Alston and Florence Alston) – their birthday’s are this week.
  • My nephew, Wali Alston is
    celebrating a birthday.
  • Claudette Weston is celebrating a birthday this week.

Please Pray For:

  • A cease fire and peace in the Middle East.
  • The ebola crisis and help for all impacted.
  • The girls in Nigeria who remain hostages.
  • The race car driver killed at a race this weekend and his family.
  • The violence in Iraq and the effort to help those impacted.
  • The US General who was killed in Afghanistan and his family, and those wounded.
  • An end to the death of so many unarmed men by the police.

The Benediction:

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

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

God

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):

  • UMMBC Stephen Ministry DivorceCare 13-week seminar starts today  (interested people can register here).
  • Great evening of music at Summer On Trade, meeting and talking with two new people as we enjoyed the evening.
  • New Sermon Series at UMMBC: Keys To Growing Faith. The sermon – Living Beyond Your Limitations.
  • Conducted a lunch and learn for Dr. Mark Hyman and his dental staff. A great group of people who create “wow” experiences daily.
  • Dinner with two good friends. Good food and laughter.
  • The opportunity to work with a company resulting from a satisfied participant in a Dale Carnegie course.
  • Leading a 3-day Dale Carnegie Immersion seminar on Tuesdays for three weeks.
  • Two successful weeks on Weight Watchers.
  • Congratulations to Eric and Celia Wood on their 10th anniversary yesterday!

Please Pray For:

  • Continue to pray for the family of Sherry and Ivan Brooks (on the prayer list last week) – she was in Hospice Care and has transitioned.
  • A cease fire and peace in the Middle East.
  • The ebola crisis and help for all impacted.
  • Pray for the family of Crystal Murray – she died suddenly at home.
  • The girls in Nigeria who remain hostages.
  • Please keep Chris Cropps’ sister in prayer and Chris as she cares for her.
  • Bonnie Henderson – Please continue to pray for her friend Cecelia and her family of Crystal Murray.
  • Fil Anderson – for his work and ministry through Journey Resources.
  • The Youth Revival at UMMBC that starts today through Wednesday.
  • DivorceCare seminar at UMMBC, that it helps those who attend to become whole.

The Benediction:

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