Posted by: pastormatt227 | January 15, 2018

Prayer updates for Monday, January 15, 2018

Please keep these prayer requests in mind as you come before God in prayer today:

Update: Please pray for Clayton Rouwhorst, son of Jon and Jenn Rouwhorst, as the surgery he was to endure today has been postponed. Pray for a new surgery date to open up soon and for God to grant patience to Jon and Jenn as they wait for the surgery to be rescheduled.

Update: Please pray for Greeta Keen, Gail Helm’s mother, as she was admitted to Zeeland Hospital on Thursday and is being treated for congestive heart failure. Pray for God to be with Greeta as she remains in he the hospital and receives the care she needs. Pray for Greeta’s condition to be stabilized and for God to grant her strength so that she can return home soon.

Update:  Please pray for Alicia Vander Wal as she will be departing on Thursday to continue her work in The Gambia with the Peace Corps.  Pray for God to grant Alicia safe travels and for God to be with Alicia as she serves and helps the people in her community.  Pray also for the love of Christ to be the source of strength Alicia lives by  and the motive that drives her as she cares for those in need.

We praise the Lord for the safe return for the students and leaders who attended Impact Retreat this weekend at Cran-Hill Ranch. Pray for God to use this retreat to deepen our young teens faith and love for Christ. Pray also that their time away would have been a great time of bonding with their peers and youth leaders

Please pray for the people under the care of Pastor Nate Bull and Forefront Ministry—Benton Harbor who are doing their best to endure this cold winter without access to heat in their homes. We praise God for the response of Christian love through the collection of warm blankets to send to Pastor Nate for distribution among the people in his community. Pray for each of these blankets to be a tangible expression of Christ’s love.

Please pray for the International Missionaries we support as a church and for the missions/ministries they represent. Please pray for Fred and Ruth Beach—Reachout Ministries, Val Avink—Children of the Promise in Haiti, Steve and Kim Holtop—Nehemiah Center in Nicaragua, Randy and Sheryl Luth—International Teams in India, and Steve and Tanya Tiesenga—World Outreach Ministries in Uganda. Pray for God to grant each of our missionaries safety and also for the message of the Gospel to be boldly proclaimed their words, deeds, and lives.

Please pray for the Council as they meet tonight. Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide our Pastor, Elders, and Deacons as they make decisions related to the ministry of the church. Pray also for God to be at work in each of our hearts as we grow in our love and service to the Lord.

 

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