Prayer & Praise Items

February 24, 2021
First Mennonite Church

PRAISE....

Father, we thank You that even in a world filled with chaos and uncertainty You give us Your peace, a peace that’s beyond our human understanding, when we focus our hearts on You and not on the storms that come against us.

We also praise You, Lord, that You have given us a church where we can come together to worship You and to hear how to apply Your Word to our daily lives. Thank You for giving us the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with other believers, and to contribute our time, talent and treasures for the purpose of building up Your Kingdom here on earth.

PRAYER....

Pray for our missionaries of the week: Kurt & Katie.

Thank you so much for considering us for your prayer time. We know that the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

PRAISES: We praise the Lord for these difficult times during COVID! We know that He is using them to shape and mold us into what we need to be for the next season. These difficult times have also provided many opportunities to build better relationships in the communities and with the families of our students. Many of our Dominican teachers had never been out to the bateyes and are now seeing first-hand why Freedom does what we do!

PRAYERS: We continue to pray that God would cause the leaders to look favorable on Freedom Christian School, and that they would allow us to open back up with in-person class. We also ask for protection and delivery from evil since we know that our enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy!

Thank you so much for your time as you intercede for us in prayer before the King of Kings!

Pray for 5 unspoken prayer requests.

Pray for comfort for Nancy Graber, Joe and Jilaine Graber, and other family and friends in the death of Don Graber on February 18.

COVID-19: Pray for those families who have lost loved ones, and for protection for health workers. Pray for people within the church family that have tested positive for the virus. Pray for healing for those who are ill, and continued health for those who are not showing symptoms.

Pray for protection for the Swiss Village and Chalet Village residents as they continue to deal with restrictions caused by the virus.

Father, we continue to seek Your guidance for our nation. Humble our hearts so that we will hear Your voice. Give us compassionate hearts as we pray for each other and our leaders across the country and the world.

Persecuted Christians: Pray for Christians in Nigeria who continue to endure attached, kidnappings and killings by Islamic extremists.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL

Swiss Village: Howard Flueckiger (receiving physical therapy after having been released from the hospital); Elaine Liechty (therapy)

At Home: Allison Steffen (spent several days at Parkview for tests due to vision problems; awaiting results); Shirley Prentiss (gallstone surgery in Florida; released yesterday); Orlyn Lehman (recovering from knee replacement surgery)

Cancer: Elaine Crider, Mic Hodson, Lori Hawkins, David Flueckiger (Bonnie’s son), Carol Lehman

We pray for the following who are part of the church family:

Adam, Taylor & Parker Lehman
Annie Humphrey
Bill & Linda McKean
Chris, Shari, Trace, Clay, Karli & Josie Pfister
Denver & Jane Nussbaum
Gary & Connie Yoder
Jack & Sue Shoaf
Jarred & Monica Shaffer
Jim & Carol Buckingham
Mark Sprunger
Tom & Betty Stuber
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Please phone Prayer & Praise items to the church office, 8:00a.m.- 4:30p.m., 589-3108; or Jim Schwartz, 525-0124