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:

healing

01/07

Please pray for my brother in law he was hit by a car last nite and was flown to York. They left him come home but he is really banged up. The idoit that did it, did it on purpose because my brother in law was trying to protect his mom. For Cathy Benz friend,, thank you

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Praise God!

01/06

Praise God: Jen's surgery for the tumor was a success. Thank you for your prayers. But, please continue to pray for her teenage daughter Emily who's struggling.

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Healing

01/06

Along with praying for emotional and spiritual healing for Bob, please pray for the physical healing of leg and hand/arm. He is finding the pain to be unbearable.

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Salvation

01/06

Please pray for Gunther and Duaine (sp?) who are blinded from seeing the of Truth of Christ by the lies and deceptions of the enemy!

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Prayers for JR

01/03

We believe (and won't get confirmation until we see the neurologist) JR Delp had a seizure on New Years Eve around 7pm. Many in our church family know about JR's struggle living with autism and my worst nightmare has now become a reality. Following is what I posted on my FB wall: From Tuesday 01 Jan 2013: Ok, back in September it happened for the first time. Then Thanksgiving day, we kept that quiet because Rod's mom was here and my friends know how that can turn out. Then last night, DECEMBER 31st 2012 at approximately 7PM JR had what can only be described as a seizure. We were at Hershey Med by 8:45. JR was confused and scared BUT he REALLY handled himself well. Only 2 times did he get aggressive. Both when he wanted to leave the ER. I want to thank anyone and everyone who took a pause yesterday during their personal celebration to lift my son's name up to God. I am convinced that what happened last night was a catalyst of some kind. My new neighbor Erin Taggart has a son with seizures. This issue has been at the back of my mind since Jett Travolta died of it on January 2nd of 09. Now that my personal nightmare has become a reality we are moving into gear in order to clear this hurdle. Again my many thanks for your prayers! Right now what's needed are prayers that the correct tests are done and that JR cooperates in getting them done. He hates needles and apparently if he needs medication blood tests are frequently done because these drugs are some heavy hitting meds. I pray for myself too, that my mis-trust of the medical complex doesn't get in the way. Thank you, Deborah

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New Job & Family

01/03

Please pray with me for new job opportunities in 2013. Pray God will lead, guide and direct me on His path for work. Also pray for salvation and healing for several family members.

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New Car

01/03

Please pray that God directs me to a nice used car. Mine is in bad condition.

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Heart and Vein Surgery

12/24

Pray for Mark Craig (40ish) who recently had heart and vein surgery, the latter of which is causing him physical pain.

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Prayer for family

12/20

Please pray for my unsaved family and friends. Praise God my Mom is in church, and pray for my Dad to come back to church.

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Prayer

12/20

Please pray for Andy who respects the sovereignty of Christ but doubts his love for him.

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Prayer for healing

12/20

Please pray for Randy. He is losing the use of his hand and arm, and is in pain. And pray for Rodney. He has surgery on his shoulder.

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Prayer for health

12/03

Please pray for Eileen- she has the flu. And pray for Deb- she has a sinus infection and feels terrible.

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Pray for my family

12/03

Please pray for my son who is in the army. Pray for God to protect him always! Pray for my other son. Pray for his health. And pray for me. I ask for prayer for my health, finances, housing, and nourishment.

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Praise God!

11/20

For those of you who have prayed for Tim's salvation over the past 10 years, be contented to know he has finally accepted Christ as his Savior! However, please continue to pray for Tim as he does suffer from depression. Also, pray that Tim would become a staunch disciple of Christ.

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Prayer for family and friends

11/20

Please pray for the salvation of my family and friends. Pray that God will reveal Himself in ways that they cannot be denied. Please pray that I trust God with this and stop worrying.

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A job for my Brother n law

11/20

Father God, my sister and her husband live in Ilinois. And Kevin has been layed off. I know that when one door closes, another door will open. Help them to make it through until that door opens. Find the job that you have for him and his family. And send an extra dose of your loving arms around them. Thank you Aba

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NEW HEART FOR AARON

11/15

Please pray for Aaron to receive a new heart. He is a husband and father of three young children. He currently has a mechanical heart and is on the 1A transplant list.

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Crohns Disease

11/09

Please pray for Tim who is constantly plagued with problems associated with this disease. Also, pray for a doctor with compassion and a reasonable payment plan.

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Eye Surgery

11/08

Please pray for Rick as he has eye surgery scheduled for November 12 in the morning. Pray for complete healing and restored vision!

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Healing Prayer

11/02

I got the final report from the Doctor yesterday. I have Severe degenerative joint disease. And the Doctor said I could live with it as long as I can stand the pain or not be able to walk. And he said the surgery would be 12 weeks off my feet. That is not an Option for me. I ask if it would help when I lose another 100 pounds. He said yes that would help alot and the pain would not be as bad. So I am PRAYING FOR HEALING FROM OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. And I know he can do this. And also for me to be Obeidient and lose 100 pounds. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” - Lamentations 3:24 Dear Lord, Would You be my Portion today? Help me to trust Your plan and rest in Your grace – beyond what I see or feel. In Jesus’s name, amen. Thank you I Love my Family at NLC so much.

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Father I need your healing touch

11/02

Father God , I have the final results for my feet (bones) and it is very bad Osteoarthrosis in my ankle and feet. Degenerative joint disease. The Doctor says it is a very painful surgery and I would be off my feet totally for 6 to 12 weeks. That is not an option for me. For my job and my finances. He said put up with it as long as you can or until you cant walk. I asked if I was 100 pounds less would that help. He said the pain would not be as bad and yes it would help. So pray for me please for Healing. That I know God can do. And for Obedience for me and food. And weight lose. Alot of weight! You are my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in you. Thank you Lord and thank you MY FAMILY! I LOVE YOU ALL. Dear Lord, Would You be my Portion today? Help me to trust Your plan and rest in Your grace – beyond what I see or feel. In Jesus’s name, amen. Carla

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The Aftermath of Sandy

11/01

Pray for healing and restoration for the people and their communities adversely affected by "Sandy". Pray for people in the affected communities to rally around one another in support, seeking to put the needs of others ahead of themselves.... for a plethora of stories portraying God's Goodness.... that God's children would bear "fruit" in every good work....and that bitterness and anger be converted into gratitude and appreciation.

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Bondage to Prostitution

11/01

Please pray for God The Father to liberate JoAnn from the shackles of prostitution and the addiction to drugs; as well as, heal her body of hepatitis. Also, pray for a complete surrender of her life to Christ so that she can know the fullness of God's Love.

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Multiple Sclerosis

11/01

Pray for Duwayne's young niece "Taran" who's been recently afflicted with a progressive form of MS.

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Breast Cancer

11/01

Please pray for Paula's sister Karen who is undergoing chemo for breast cancer. Pray not only for healing but that she would walk in the Power of Christ. Thank You!

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Pray for Julia

10/27

Please pray for Julia who is battling pneumonia. Pray for healing, encouragement and endurance.

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Pray for Car Winterization

10/23

We want to love our community and meet the needs of people. Pray that people see and receive the flyers that have been handed out and that hundreds of folks take advantage of this wonderful ministry on Saturday.

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Mt. Holly Church

10/14

Pray for a Wednesday Night Fellowship, Bible Study groups, and a night of Youth music ministries in our Mt. Holly Church. We have alot of musical gifted youth in the community, we need prayer to guide and direct our youth in muiscal worship.

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Carla’s Nephew Ryan

10/12

Father we lift Ryan up to you today. He is in your hands. You are the Great I am. He is 13 years old and he is haveing a Hernia surgery today at 12:15 IL time. Please protect him and help him to heal and hold him in your arms through the surgery. He is afraid and this is his first time having an operation. Help him with the pain so that it is not more then he can stand. Thank you Lord and thank you Family for your prayers. God Bless you ALL......

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Healing touch

10/11

Please pray for Jessie Stevick , she is dealing with medical issues and needs prayer and doctors guidance and recovery. She just found out she has a cystic in her had about size of diamond and just need healing and Gods grace on her and her family.

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Pray for Iris

10/08

Please pray for Iris Martinez. She was admitted to Carlisle Hospital this afternoon due to chest pains.

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Guys going to Haiti

10/04

Pray for the small team of men who are going to Haiti this coming week. Pray for a powerful move of Holy Spirit, protection, revelation knowledge and peace for families.

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Financial/injuries

10/03

My daughter may have a torn meniscus and is in great pain. She will be off work as she can not put pressure on her knee. Her husband is laid off and money is very tight. Please pray for peace that God will provide!

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Pray for Tammy Varner

10/01

For my wife , TammyVarner, she is having issues with her direction in life and her faith with God. Many issues have happened lately personally and have caused her to question many things.

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Pray for Mary Burrell

09/29

Please be praying for Mary Burrell. She is not well right now and needs a healing touch. Pray for Sherry and Bill as they care for her.

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