Pray.

As we seek to communicate and share the Vision, Mission, Values and Strategy of NLC it is important that we continue to look at everything we do with a clear and critical eye. As we grow we will be faced with an increasing amount of opportunities and need to have a very clear understanding of what we are doing and why we are doing them. This document will serve as a starting place for this to happen.

For the sake of clarity and simplicity we have used bullet points. The flow is movement oriented. We wanted to start with the intention and purpose for each of our five strategic areas, answering the WHY question. We then answer the SO; so we will because we want to. Finally we want everyone to see then that there are a number of things that they can then do or follow through with.

PRAYER

Intention & Purpose:

  • intimacy with God
  • discipleship
  • answered prayer
  • transformation in our community
  • care for one another
  • looking beyond ourselves- global emphasis
  • spiritual disciplines
  • without prayer everything we do is pointless
  • healing

In order to facilitate this we will...

  • monthly corporate prayer
  • yearly 40 day focus (Seek God For The City)
  • prayer is part of every gathering
  • trained prayer team
  • body led prayer gatherings are encouraged
  • prayer walks
  • web prayer & bulletin
  • healing prayer ministry

Opportunity for NLCers...

  • ask for prayer (web & bulletin)
  • attend prayer gatherings
  • start a prayer group
  • request training for prayer ministry
  • attend Worship Celebration
  • request healing prayer ministry

 

Prayer Requests:

pray for a place for a home for June

05/11

Pray for June a 77 year old lady, that has to break her apartment lease due to the price is going up to more than what she makes each month in social security. Apartments here are so expensive, shes a bit stubborn as well, but the thing is, her doctor gave her less than a year to live due to her heart, and that was told to her 3 months ago. Ive offered my place but its a small one room and she doesn't like my roommate. And no , she has no family either. State wont or cant help her as well. She needs a miracle NOW

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June needs a financial miracle

04/16

June is 77 and can't afford her apartment anymore, plus, she blames the place for making her sick back in February her since it's a cold unit. But she needs the money for a new damage deposit, and first month's rent, etc... also someplace she can be happy at. Plus help getting her stuff moved to the new place. I wish she would just move back to Ohio with her nephew ,I can't, I have my hands full with the person I am looking after already.

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continue faith Tammy

03/31

Even though was laid off from job recently. I continue to ask that God continues to heal my back and help me not lose faith for have made it this far. Praise God Tammy V.

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continue healing

02/07

I ask for continue healing of my lower back and that as God continues to heal that I can continue to bless the church and look forward to where sitting long periods is relieved. I look forward to coming back

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anointed

01/29

Please pray that god would help me to be able to share his love at my job working in the mental health without being criticized for standing up for what i believe and that lives would come to Christ and emotional killers like drugs or suicide attempt so pray for my work place the beacon hub drop in center here in Williamsport been working here 2 yrs now today. thank u, Ben Delp

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healing

01/25

I'm depressed, weak faith,and hurt. I have diabeties, high blood pressure, high triglicerides, and two mental illnesses.

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Financial help

01/09

My son and daughter in law urgently need jobs or benefits as they move to Carlisle. Please pray God will give immediate help. Also that He will enable us to sell a property for a really good price. Thank you, Lord.

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Pray for my neighbors

05/29

Please pray for my neighbors - their son, daughter-in-law, 5 year old grandson, and new baby grandson died in a home explosion. They never got to meet the new baby. Pray for comfort and healing.

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Possible cancer diagnosis

05/13

Please pray for Selena H. She had some medical issues & a biopsy was taken. She is awaiting the results, but her doctors suspect she may have cancer. Please pray for her healing-of the mind, body & soul. At this time, she is facing a housing problem, financial difficulties and trying to protect her grandchildren from unhealthy dysfunctional caregivers. Please cover her in prayer and protection. May God's perfect Shalom fall on her & surround her.

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Richard

05/08

To ask for Gods intervention with a gentleman that has hard heart and doesn't know the Lord. God knows whom this is and what devil means for harm God will turn to good. Amen.

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New Life BIC

04/17

Pray for New Life BIC church in Collingwood, Canada as they are going through some transitions.

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Pray for Vicki

04/17

Please pray for Vicki whose biopsy shows a lump on her breast. She's been sacrificing her medicine to pay for her uncle's medicine and he does not know this.

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God protection

04/08

Please keep a close family in prayer for God protection and grace since dealing with a person that the devil wants to use as evil - God of course will use to his Glory and good... and always win..PTL

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Richard D.  and Tom C.

04/06

To have God open their eyes to peace and love and that doing evil only hurts themselves. To let God deal with the evil and turn themselves over to him.

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Pray for Erick S.

04/01

Please pray for Erick S. He is a one-month old baby with Niemann-Pick disease - lack of enzyme in cells to eliminate waste. This is life threatening! Pray for the healing power of Jesus for Erick's life.

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Richard D.

03/26

That God opens his eyes to realize that he needs to let go of evil and actions and just move on.. and find God again! To realize that his evil actions are only hurting him

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God intervention

03/26

To continue to intervene with orthodontics bill that former spouse is trying to continue to get money for things that was not agreed upon and to send people ahead to let issue drop.

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Peace

03/26

Patsy H. and family need to have restored peace and comfort as the devil continues to try to emotionally drain them from family member that continues to bring them down.. That they can find total peace and move on and let go completely..

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Pray for Marty

03/26

Pray for Marty as he imparts truth and correction to an affluent congregation. Many of whom are reluctant to hear it. Pray that his messages will renew the mind of his church leading to transformation. Also, pray for protection against the enemy, in the name of Jesus.

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Pray for 2 year old, David M.

03/26

Please pray for David M., a 2 year old boy who has a brain tumor. Tests are being done to see if it is cancerous. Pray in the healing power of Jesus Christ!

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Sandra Miller

03/25

Pray for God's supernatural healing of this 2 year old child who has cirrhosis of the liver and has had 18 surgeries.

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Pray for Eric P.

03/07

Please pray for emotional healing and salvation for Eric P. who's bitter toward God for allowing his parents to abuse him as a child. Pray against the lies of the enemy!

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Pray for Jim

03/07

Please pray for Jim who has liver cancer. Step out in faith and pray for supernatural healing. Our God is able!

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Pray for Larry

03/07

Additional supports needed for Larry in the upcoming months. Prayer for county funding help and dependable & compassionate person(s).

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Urgent Medical Situation

03/05

Please pray for a friend of ours overseas who is experiencing severe pain - to have release from pain, and total healing. Thanks. Erica Lloyd

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Gods direction

02/27

Please keep us in your prayers for dealing with ex spouse that is being evil and need Gods intervention and victory in his name... Thanks

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Ana S.

02/11

Praise God for provision, financial, housing, medical. Pray for healing in Gayle A. - recovering from brain surgery (cancer).

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God intervention

01/21

Ask for prayer that God intervenes on behalf of ex wife that is trying to continue to use lies and deceits to get more money from a good father. I ask in Jesus Name that God gives favor to the father and his willing to do right thing without having to have evil try to take what is not righ.. Thanks ..

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Daugther

01/12

Pray for Ashley C. that she gets back to her roots of what she was taught and bible. Open eyes to God s will not just good works.

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Miriam Yohe’s Brother Ed

01/03

Miriam's brothers name is Ed Himes. He is 83 years old. He has cancer and has been getting chemo treatments. And now he has just had a few mini strokes and a blood clot in his lungs. He was in the hospital for 24 days. He is home now. Mim is very sad that he is in danger. And she would love us all to come together in prayer and pray for her Brother. So please lift Ed up and we ask God for healing of the Cancer. And to work the blood clots out of his body and for the kemo to shrink the cancer. And for his body to get full function back from the mini strokes. Heavenly Father we pray shalom over his whole body and we ask for your healing touch from the top of his head to the tip of his toes. And we ask for a extra dose of Love for Ed and all his Family as he goes through this storm. Thank you all. And blessings for you all. Thank you Lord. in Jesus name Amen.

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Prayer for my recovery and fundraising.

12/03

My name is Alexander Strachan (22yr old African American male) and I recently graduated from Dickinson College last May with a degree in Music Performance. Last January, I made the decision to go to Japan with TEAM international missions in hopes of sharing my passion of music and Jesus. I've had significant drawbacks to this plan from having a second surgery on my Achilles Tendon. So many people have been praying for a quick recovery but I continue to experience complications from the surgery. I know and believe God has my back. Even if I'm unable to recover I want to give people my all. While I spend time recovering at home, I commit my time to playing for others and improving as a violinist. I currently serve as a music volunteer at Anne Arundel Hospital by playing violin for cancer patients during their radiation treatments. I have also had the opportunity to perform with the NLC praise team during my time at Dickinson and receive blessings of prayer for members of the church. I do what I can for others but it's hard to get around because I lack funds at times to drive and play. I don't have a job because I need to put time and energy into healing but some days I doubt the time is paying off because I just can't seem to get well enough to the point where I would feel comfortable traveling to Japan for the trip. I dream of becoming a Music Therapist one day and I was accepted into Temple's Master of Music Therapy Program in Philadelphia beginning in Fall 2014. I want this because I believe that music can help shed light into the darkness of our lives. My Grandmother is currently 75 and continues to battle Alzheimer's but she loves music. I remember going to her home one day and playing How Great Thou Art from her hymnal. I'll never forget that experience because she told me about her childhood and how she used to play piano for her church. I couldn't help but smile because I was in awe from her stories and pleasant past experiences. I told myself that if my music can brighten her day then I want to do that for as many people as possible. That experience was two years ago and now she suffers from breast cancer in addition to Alzheimer's. I share all of this because I can't give up. My injury continues to weigh heavy on my shoulders so I have to entrust God with it everyday. I would really appreciate prayer for my injury. I'm working with the organization to hopefully fly to Japan early March till the end of May. It would be such a blessing to play violin in the homes of people and spread the gospel. I never ever would have imagined myself having the opportunity to go. I grew up in a broken family but God continues to mend those pieces together. Please take a listen to some of my recordings. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCttS7ZBGB37mZj1Yfa9qN-w/feed?view_as=public[1] https://soundcloud.com/alexander-strachan-1[2] If you are at all interested in viewing my Japan missions trip page you can find it here:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Japan-Arts-Missions-trip/1394388174122887?ref=hl[3] Thank you and God bless you all. -Alex

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Rodney Delp

11/15

Rodney Delp is very Depressed. He just found out today that he is Diebetic. Just one more thing to deal with. He has not been able to go back to work yet. He now has a problem with his elbow on the same arem. Pleasae pray that God will help him to find a job that will help pay some bills. He is having a hard time with one thing after another. Thank you and many Blessing my Brother and Sisters.

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Jim & Peg Porter

08/11

Please keep Jim & Peg in your prayers. They are both very sick. They have a lot of flu symtons. aches and pain, fever and chills, dizzy, head aches. Please pray for healing for them.thank you

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Dickinson College

07/26

Please be praying for me as I continue to build partnerships with individuals and churches to support me as I come on full time staff with InterVarsity at Dickinson. I am praying for miracles to happen in this last month of summer and for God to provide the remaining funds before students come back to campus so that I can spend the majority of my time on campus with students. Thanks! Liz

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Healing

07/16

Please pray for 13 year old Ben who has migraines most of the time. He has to wear earmuffs where there is noise.

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PRAISES

07/02

The past few weeks,, even though have not been able to attend with work. God has used.. myself to show Gods love and his grace. First, was able to help a pregnant woman with getting her some food, second our Pator Ryan help me with a girl at work needing help with vehicle.. and she was having dobuts like Thomas,,but PRAISE GOD we are able to help. her. Thanks Pastor.. and Last.. I realized,, that with neigbhors that try to hate,,it makes you stronger to pray and give more to others..SO DEVIL>>> you are losing.. God is UP>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Rodney Delps Surgery

06/28

Father we lift up Rodney to you for healing and a minimal amount of pain. He had his left shoulder operated on This past Tuesday June 25th. And is recovering at Miriams house. His Mother MIM. Please help him to relax and not to over do it. He is looking forward to coming to church while he is not working. Wich leads me to another pray. He may not be able to go back to the same job. So please pray that there will be a Job for him when he is better. In Jesus Amen.

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The Walkers- Urgent Prayer

05/30

Dear friends - I need this to be as brief and clear as possible. I was meant to send you a message this morning asking for urgent prayers, but have not been able to have the time. Michael is having some complications with infection in his arm and we have been advised to get to the USA asap. That meant, today, my job was to inquire whether or not we can move up our departure time to USA from 11 June to asap. Anyway, the Lord undertook for us - and I did manage to get them changed. We still need your prayers that there won't be any further complications, and that if there is an infection, as we suspect that it will be halted or slowed down enough for Michael to have it cared for in the USA. He will, likely, need to catch a flight from Chicago to Tennessee (the general area where help has been offered) where he can receive care quickly and then we will make our way to him in a vehicle. While this situation has been a difficult one - we have seen the Lord's activity. He has kindly begun to organize specialists in america who want to help. We just don't know the extent of the help needed. Other than, if there truly is infection - it must be drained. We so appreciate your prayers. We are flying on the 3 of June now to get him some help. We love you all! Blessings, Heather

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trust

05/10

I would like prayer for my friend, Tammy ,that God would soften her heart and realize I did not "tattle" on her @ work. Thank you.

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Healing…

05/08

Please pray for healing for Peg. Please also pray for the perfect job.

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Pray for Buddy…

05/08

Please pray that Buddy would find a suitable apartment and continue to grow in his relationship with God.

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Pray for Carla

04/23

Please keep praying for healing for my bones. Pray for relief from the terrible pain in my feet. I really want to be free from any pain meds.

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Pray for our students….

04/16

I am asking for prayer for the Mechanicsburg students past and present and the community, we received word this evening that another student a 2010 graduate committed suicide. Please keep the family and community in prayers, we need to get through to these young kids to seek help and reach out.

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PRAISE

04/10

Thanks for the internet Bruce and I have been able to watch and learn sermons we have been missing because of family issues and work. and THANK GOD for the staff and prayers

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Healing /Cancer

04/10

Pray for healing and Gods will for mother Judy redoing surgery April 15 for breast cancer , also my daugther Ashley has surgery April 17 for shoulder. For Gods wisdom and grace where to be needed and remember Gods grace Tammy Varner

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Pray for Jen…

04/09

I would love to improve my social skills. To experience victory over shyness and to become more open and trusting with people.

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Praise & Prayer…

04/03

Yvonne- I am so thankful for being able to see my girls on a regular basis and be a part of their life. Pray for Kyle- healing for his hand. There is nerve damage that doctors say will never heal properly. He is also to undergo back surgery in June.

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Pray for Frances

04/03

Please pray for Francis' health. Pray that the doctors figure out what is going on physically with her and for full healing.

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Brother Bill

04/03

Pray for my brother Bill... he is on a liver transplant. He is in a lot of pain.

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Please Pray…

03/26

Please pray for Eileen... that she would hear and know God's direction for her life. Pray for her children.. that God will work in them and through them.

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My Family…

03/26

Please pray for Rafael C. and Rafael M. for healing in their bodies, spirit and mind. Please also pray that my grandsons will become powerful prayer warriors.

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Please pray for Sarah

03/18

Sarah was home for spring break and now back at school. Had labwork drawn while she was home, her Iron level is very low. She is starting supplements by mouth. She is VERY VERY Tired and is missing classes. Please pray that God touches her and enables her to finish this semester. Satan is a liar and a tormentor and we ask JESUS to touch and energize her!

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Prostate Cancer

03/11

Please pray for my Dad Kenny Strachan as he battles his recovery from Prostate Cancer.

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Employment

03/05

Please pray for Mike H to find a great job that fulfills the desires of his heart.

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Pray for Sue & Rick

02/28

Please pray for Sue and Rick. Sue was hospitalized this week and is now home resting and recovering from a respiratory illness. Pray for peace, restful atmosphere and deep trust in the Father's touch.

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Whooping Cough

02/13

So, I went to the dr yesterday. I have adult whooping cough. He said I shouldn’t be contagious any longer since I have been on antibiotics, but that the symptoms (coughing, congestion, extreme tiredness) could last for another 3 months!!! He said I can do to work as long as I feel up to it. Please pray that this ends much quicker than 3 months. Right now I can barely get out of bed I am so tired! Maggie Lattin

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VINCE AND FAMILY

02/12

FATHER GOD PLEASE COMFORT THERE WHOLE FAMILY IN THE LOSE OF OUR BROTHER VINCE. HELP THEM TO GET THROUGH THIS. AND PUT YOUR LOVING ARMS AROUND DONNA AS SHE WILL MISS HIM SO MUCH. WE DO REJOICE KNOWING THAT OUR BROTHER VINCE IS WITH YOU FATHER. AND KNOW MORE PAIN AN SUFFERING. THAT HE IS FREE FROM ALL OF THAT. WE WILL MISS HIS WONDERFUL SPIRIT. HE WAS SUCH A GREAT GUY AND SO LOVING. AND HE HAD A HEART OF GOLD. WE LOVE YOU VINCE. AMEN. CARLA

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MOVING TO FLORIDA

02/12

MY SISTER LORI AND HER HUSBAND KEVIN AND THERE TWO KIDS JESSICA 17 AND RYAN 14 LIVE IN ILLINOIS. AND HE HAS AN OFFER FOR A BETTER JOB IN FLORIDA NEAR TAMPA. THEY ARE GOING TO BE MOVING THERE . KEVIN STARTS IN 2 WEEKS. AND THEY WILL GO DOWN LATER. WILL YOU ALL PRAY THAT GOD WORKS EVERYTHING OUT AND FINDS A NICE PLACE NEAR A CHURCH THAT GOD HAS FOR THEM THERE. AND FOR THE TRANSITION OF THE KIDS GOING TO A DIFFERENT SCHOOL. BLESS THEM WITH NICE CHRISTAIN FRIENDS. GIVE THEM PEACE AND GUIDENCE THROUGH THE MOVE. THEY DO KNOW THIS IS OF GOD. AND HE WILL HAVE THEM ON A NEW JOURNEY. I JUST ASK THAT HE WORKS IT ALL OUT FOR HIS GLORY. AND THAT THEY DO HAVE JOY IN THE NEW ADVENTURE THAT GOD IS LEADING THEM TOO. PLEASE PROTECT THEM THROUGH THE MOVE AND FOR THERE DOG PLAYER TO GET THERE SAFTELY. AND THAT KEVINS JOB IS AWESOME FOR HIM. FOR GOOD NEIGHBORS AND A WELCOMING CHURCH. FOR ABUNDANT BLESSINGS FOR THEM ALL. THANK YOU ALL AND PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THE KOONS FAMILY! I LOVE MY SISTER SO MUCH BUT THEY ARE IN GODS HANDS. AMEN

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Prayer for Donna and family

02/08

Pray for peace, comfort and rest for Donna as she grieves Vince's passing. Pray for wisdom, discernment and strength as she walks the next leg of this journey.

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Pray for Shandor

02/08

Please pray for Shandor who is leaving an addiction recovery program. Pray for him to stay strong and for his family as they walk with him.

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Healing of Foot

02/03

I have plantar fasciitis on my left foot and am looking at having surgery in June on it. I already had surgery on my right foot 3 years ago. Praying that God would heal my foot so I won't need the surgery! Maggie Lattin

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Praise God!

01/30

Anya's surgery for the brain tumor was successful!! She is home recovering. However, doctors say that she could never again undergo chemo or radiation. Please pray that Father God would by His Grace and Mercy effect total restoration of her health including all damage caused by chemo/radiation. Thank You! (REF: 1-22-13)

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Healing/Wisdom

01/28

Sabit tore his ACL tendon and has been medically informed that he needs a surgery. However, he's not sure whether he needs the surgery. Worrying about his business might be impairing his judgement. Please pray for healing and wisdom. Thank you!

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Neighbor

01/28

Please pray for guidance and Gods grace. Neighbor has written nasty things in our driveway, and we have not report it to police yet, trying to give grace, since it was just words, but dont want to have anymore destruction. He drinks alot and has had issues that we are not involved in....

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Wisdom

01/27

Pray for Eileen to seek God's wisdom in decisions and choices affecting her life. Currently, does she keep or sell or present home. What are the priorties for home repairs and who will make these repairs. Also, pray that she will hear God's guidance for handling her finances. Pray for increase in Eileen's life in whatever form God deems.

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Walk with Christ

01/27

Pray for Candace to seriously deepen her relationship with Christ and to hear God's voice steering her to the church of His choice.

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Surgery…

01/27

Please pray for Scott who's having surgery Feb 2nd for an endogastro dilation (throat widening). Also, pray for God to strengthen his Walk with Christ, and impart wisdom in his relationships as well as his finances.

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healing

01/25

my sisters best friends mother (Nancy is her name) She had a stroke 19 years ago and she is unable to take care and feed her self. 2 days ago she was amitted at carlisle hospital , they thought she had pneumonia Instead she has broco and than on top of all that she had a heart atack and she is in I C U the heart doctor told them today that she has two areas that are blocked in her heart, plus she is also having many many minny strokes and thay are hoping that the antibotics are helping the broco but it all layes on how or if Nancy is strong or willing enough to keep fighting because the doctor said that she is deafenly a fighter because she had her minnie stroke 19 years ago and she had many more in those years. and a normal person will only last about 4 years. So please pray for her. pluse pray for her to have known God because we arent sure. Her daughter is going to try and find out but Nancy doesn't speek she just nods her head.God Bless all Debora Fetter

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NLC Family

01/23

Following our Annual Family Meeting on Sunday evening it was decided that we will meet again as a family on Tuesday evening January 29th in Mt. Holly for corporate prayer and a time of dreaming. Please try to make this time together a priority. We will meet from 7-8:30 pm. In preparation for this meeting please be praying for revelation knowledge, creative ideas and for Holy Spirit to bring a clear sense of unity and direction.

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Brain Tumor

01/22

Please pray for 7-8 year old Anya (previously prayed for a couple of years ago for the same condition) whose surgery to remove a brain tumor was today (1-22). A fundraiser will be held for her this summer (2013).

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Fear, Worry, and Anxiety

01/19

Please pray for Tim who's struggling with sleep (mind races), finances, and vehicle maintenance issues. Also, he has Crohn's Disease. Futhermore, pray for his obedience to the Lord's Voice. Thank you!

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Continuation of Prayers for JR

01/18

Ok update on JR's Seizure issues: Had first appointment with neurologist, her name is Elizabeth Michael. She is assistant to Michael Trescher. Trescher is not taking any new patients as he's filled to the gills with kids who have autism and have developed seizures. BUT Elizabeth has Trescher at her elbow if needed and we did meet him today too. So the plan is as follows February 4th a sleep deprived EEG, the 20th of February an MRI where JR will be sedated and the 25th of February a follow up with Elizabeth. Please continue praying for my son and our family.

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Possible Breast Cancer

01/17

Prayers for Lisa who has a mass in her breast. All we know now is it's a mass. Asking for prayers from our church family for a fellow believer.

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full healing

01/11

My grandma is to be coming home from the hospital today she had a mini stroke. Seems to be doing much better.

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Healing

01/09

Please pray for healing two individuals, for Kim as she undergoes a new treatment program for cancer in Philadelphia and for my veterinarian's mother whose health is greatly compromised, may her last days be filled with peace. Thank you, Francis

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Illness

01/08

Please pray for Connie as she battles illness and kidney stones.

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