Prayer connects us with God. Sharing each other's concerns strengthens our faith and reminds that we are not alone. How may we pray for you?
Praying for each other is important to us. Spoken and un-spoken prayer requests can be made by calling the church office (724-843-0862), sending an e-mail to the church email@example.com, or calling Elmira Hollingshead (724-432-3403). Special thanks for your help in keeping us in touch with the concerns of our church family. Let us continue to lift one another up in a spirit of prayer.
If you would like to be added to our prayer concerns e-mail list, please notify the church office.
Current Prayer Concerns for our Church Family and Friends are published in each months Church Newsletter. Prayer concerns received after each newsletter has been published are posted on this page as they are received. Please check back often.
Friday, April 3rd . . .
We ask for continued prayers for Doug Hefner’s father, Bill, who is now at UPMC Montefiore for testing after experiencing a fall. They are monitoring fluid in lungs. It is an anxious time to be hospitalized, and not a time visitors are permitted, so we ask for continued prayers for the Hefner family.
We also ask for prayers for Pat and Dick Ream for ongoing health concerns.
As always, let us continue to pray for those whose vocation places them at great risk.
“. . . he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
Thursday, April 2nd . . .
We ask for prayers this day for people everywhere, challenged by this Coronavirus pandemic. For healthcare workers, for people producing and distributing medical supplies & equipment; for the doctors, nurses, and aides working on the front lines of this battle.
This morning we lift the family of Kenneth Miller in prayer, as Kenny has gone on to his eternal home. We are grateful for his life, for his strong faith and knowledge that he was safely in God’s care. We will share further information as it becomes available.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song” (Psalm 28:7).
Wednesday, April 1st . . .
We ask for prayers this morning for Ken Miller and all the residents and staff at Brighton Wellness as they struggle w/the Covid-19 virus in close quarters. Please lift all healthcare workers as they continue to serve in harm’s way.
We miss everyone from church, and pray for safety and health for all each day.
We got a call this am from Doug's dad who has been experiencing SOB so he drove himself down to NH Passavant and was admitted with fluid in booth lungs. We are not permitted to visit but pray for his safety while in the hospital as well as a speedy recovery, most are aware that he was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and has responded well to his treatment but his immunity is compromised.
Blessings to all
Tuesday, March 31st . . .
“Prayer connects us with other people when no other contact is possible.”
I hope that during this time of isolation where many of us have found time on our hands that we didn’t have prior to the pandemic, that we would take a few moments more than our normal to lift our voices in prayer.
The Prayer Ministry Team at Unionville will be lifting our voices separately but together at noon each day until such a time when we are able to once again gather together physically to pray. Wouldn’t it be great if the entire church would join in? I know that some are still very busy, teaching your children at home, still going to your “essential” jobs, working from home, etc., so if you even take the 20-25 seconds to say the Lord’s Prayer or the 23rd Psalm at noon each day, we will still together flood heaven’s gates with our voices. So set your alarms, (I set mine for 11:59, because if not, I find it’s all of a sudden 12:08 and I missed the noon start, LOL)and we’ll raise a resounding noise unto the Lord!
Please at this time, take a moment to lift in prayer, 35 year old, Jessica DisZanso who is hospitalized with uterine cancer and is not doing well.
Please continue prayers for Ken Miller, who has tested positive for the virus but as of last evening, was doing well.
Please lift in prayer all of our Home Touch Friends residing in Personal Care Facilities and those who are living alone and may have difficulty emotionally and physically during these times of isolation.
This is a great time to bust out your church directory and check in on someone with a phone call, who may need a pick-me-up. OR…. pray through the directory, lifting our church families by name in your daily prayers.
There is much we can do to stay connected but none more important than lifting one another in prayer.
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his pur
pose. ~Romans 8:28
Sunday, March 29th . . .
In times like this, we’re not sure where to start with Prayer Concerns, but l’ll start with the most recent. We received word that Ken Miller is among the residents at Brighton Wellness that has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. Kenny’s daughter Madeline asked that he not be sent back to the Beaver Medical Center, but made comfortable in his room – he has a single room. Madeline is hoping to FaceTime with her dad later today.
Let us pray for the many families facing similar separation – those with loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes. Pray for medical personnel who not only must care for their patients, but are concerned about their our physical health, that of their coworkers, a and of all their families. I was speaking with Chad Kline last night and learned of his routine when he gets home – remove clothing & then shower before being with Wendy & the kids.
Such stories, such connections, show how close we are to this virus. Let us be diligent and safe.
We ask for continued prayers for Pat Elick in her time of recovery from surgery.
We ask for prayers for Tracy, who is having surgery for cancer in her head near her eye. Tracy is a friend of Lisa Lewis.
I’ve got to run – it’s time for worship! J
“For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and of a self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7)
PRAYER MINISTRY: Intentional prayer every day at 3 pm for our Bishop, The Cabinet, Our District Superintendent, Our Church, Our Pastor and Church Leaders.