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):

  • Session 3 of the Dale Carnegie Course.
  • Exercise – walking around the neighborhood.
  • Decrease in A1c from 9.1 to 4.6 since early February and discontinuing one medication as a result.
  • NC Black Repertory Company staff, volunteers and consultants working around the clock to produce the 2017 festival.
  • Interview on Straight Talk on 102JAMZ with Chris Lea about the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival.
  • Lunch with Andrew Dinkins.
  • Presentation to Newcomers and Neighbors community group to share about the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival.
  • Cookout with Trudy Smart, family and friends.
  • UMMBC Stephen Ministry celebrating its 10 anniversary.
  • 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..
  • People seeking sanctuary from deportation and their families.
  • Marilyn White (my cousin) – hospitalized in Charleston, SC, She had successful surgery and continues to ask for prayer.
  • For the family and friends of my high school guidance counselor, Marie Burney. She passed last week and left me an assignment – to talk about her at her celebration of life service.
  • The transition team at UMMBC as the search process for a new senior pastor begins.
  • The family of Belinda Speas – on the loss of her brother, LB.

The Benediction

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

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