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 on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for the needs of others.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • A new group of participants in the Dale Carnegie course.
  • Catching up with Ned Ericsson and discussing the WS Fellows program.
  • UMMBC Interim pastor named: Rev. Dr. Gregory T. Headen , Pastor Emeritus of Genesis Baptist Church in Greensboro.
  • UMMBC Community Day was a success.
  • For all fathers who celebrated yesterday – those with and without children.
  • National Black Theatre Festival memories come from unexpected places.
  • Everyday. Sunrises. Sunsets.
  • The power of touch, love, support and encouragement.

Please Pray:

  • Sarah Alston – as she continues to deal with chronic discomfort from arthritis in her neck and muscle strain.
  • New leadership for GriefShare program at UMMBC.
  • For the family and friends of Chris Murrell on their loss.
  • Dara and Mike Silver – on the birth of their baby girl. She is receiving care in Brenner Children’s Hospital.
  • The family of Micheal Ray “Bootney” Moore (a lifelong employee and family member of Russell Funeral Home) – he died unexpectedly last Sunday and his service was yesterday.
  • The family of Sam Branch (Livingstone College ’76) – his service was Saturday.
  • The transition team at UMMBC as the search process for a new senior pastor begins.
  • UMMBC Stephen Ministry – please pray for:
    Blair Chavis
    Deacon Sellers in the Stitch Center
    Rev. Yvette Martin (executive pastor) for her leadership during the transition
  • Barry Williams’ sister – an important decision on eye surgery.

The Benediction

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

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