Prayer Requests

 

The following are prayer requests that we have received during our worship service prayer time, requests that have been submitted through the Prayer form on the website and other needs of which we are aware.  Prayer is a great privilege and a serious responsibility.  Please remember these requests in your prayer time.  

 

Only first names are given (plus initial if there are more than one with the same first name).  If you prefer to be anonymous, please let us know when you submit your request.  If your request is personal we will note it as 'unspoken'.

Previous requests will be removed after about one month.

REQUESTS AS OF 6/20/2021:

 

*​ Dan – Prayers for my mother in the home in Oregon with dementia. Prayers that she gets through everything. Prayers for our church members who have been injured or who are ill. Prayers for Louis and that his back continues to get better; I know that it is. Prayers for Bill, his legs, and his walking. Prayers for Diane and Bob for improved health. Thanks to our church for moving together through covid times, and thanks for helping us work out the Zoom situation and that we can include others in our service.

* Rob – Prayers for everyone in our church community, their family and friends. Prayers for peace on Earth and goodwill between all peoples. Prayers for our planet Earth and the species on it.

* Colleen – Thanks to all of you for the last 15 months for praying for my mother and her boyfriend in Texas who were at risk for covid because of their age. They made it through. I want to ask for prayers for myself and prayers that God will get me moving toward getting a car. Thanks for prayers for me and my medical conditions. I pray for everyone in our church, and not in our church, for their physical, mental, and spiritual health, and any other kind of health. Thanks to Louis and everyone else that makes these church services possible, and making our social events possible.

* Kate – Prayers for the people of the world with the covid virus, with special prayers for Brazil and India which are really getting hit hard by the virus. Blessing for people all around the world that everyone can get vaccinated, which will lift the whole world up. Special prayers for children and teens who are coming out of isolation and can be with other friends, that they remain safe. Prayers for the planet and the plants and animals, especially those that are leaving the planet. Prayers that they can stay with us until we work out our environment problems. Prayers for the wellbeing of everyone in the world and also for special relations between the United States, Soviet Union, and China.

* Diane – Prayers for people being hit by the storm around Louisiana and the nearby islands. Praise for our church being here for us.

* Bill – Prayers for the needs of the people of this MCC and for their families, relatives, and friends, and of the association of other MCC’s, and for our senior elderly and the people in misery in nursing homes who feel isolated and alone, and for those in abusive situations that they be given peace of mind, and whether all these needs be spiritual, housing, job-wise, health-wise, financial, or otherwise, for Louis’ needs and circumstances, for my bother Steve and his needs, circumstances, and housing, and my sister Sharon, her well-being, and her family and their well-being, and their needs, circumstances, and housing, for my nephew Cody his needs and circumstances, and for my special intentions that I will be able to get my walking gait back.

* Louis – Prayers for Amy, and please keep her in your prayers.

 

Closing Prayer: Dear God in Heaven, we are grateful to be here, together as much as we can be meeting electronically. Guide us to again start church face-to-face, and help us to work that out, and to continue whether we are together or apart, to still be one in the spirit of God, and to know you bring us together, and we are the body of Christ, and that this MCC Pittsburgh is one level of the body of Christ, but we are part of Christ in this world, and part of you, as you have brought us together in your love and in your care. We pray especially for those fathers who are with us, and pray for the memory of those fathers that have passed. May we honor them by being the best we can be, and whether we are a biological father or just spiritual or emotional father that we will do so as we pray in the Lord’s prayer to honor you and bring your kingdom to earth. Bless each of these requests that have been brought. May we present our hopes and needs to you, and pray in faith that as we bring ourselves closer to you, and do our duty in prayer and spiritual exercises of church and meeting and prayer, that together we well become more faithful and become evermore the healthy and strong body of Christ. Now, bless us this day, continue to help us in worship, and continue to help the future of our church. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen

REQUESTS AS OF 6/13/2021:

* Norma Jean – Prayers for my daughter, who is going into surgery July 12th where they may take a biopsy. Also, pray for where she and her kids are going to stay during her surgery.

* Dan – Prayers for my mother in the home in Oregon, where she is suffering from Dementia, and prayers that she gets along ok. Prayers for my situation with my PO’s. Prayers and thanks for Diane and Bob for all their help, and prayers for their health. Prayers for the situation with Amy. She needs to be able to see us, and we need to be able to see her. Prayers for Bill’s health, and that he continues to get better, and can walk better and without a cane.

* Bob R. – Prayers that Diane makes the right decision about going to a reunion she has been invited to.

* Tami – Prayers for Lee’s health who has surgery coming up on the 6th. Prayers for my leg and that the shot I’m getting helps. Prayers for everyone at the church that they are healthy and comfortable in their life.

* Rob – Prayers for everyone in our church community, their family and friends. Prayers for peace on Earth and goodwill between all peoples. Prayers for our planet Earth and the species on it.

* Diane – Prayers and thanks for Rob taking on Vince’s position and is helping us out. Prayers of protection for Genesis and his son, who are traveling to Florida. Prayers for Colleen. Prayers for Colleen’s friend Lisa who is in pain, and her friend whose son died.

* Bill – Prayers for the needs of the people of this MCC and for their families, relatives, and friends, and of the association of other MCC’s, and for our senior elderly and the people in misery in nursing homes who feel isolated and alone, and for those in abusive situations that they be given peace of mind, and whether all these needs be spiritual, housing, job-wise, health-wise, financial, or otherwise, for Louis’ needs and circumstances, for my bother Steve and his needs, circumstances, and well-being, and housing, and my sister Sharon, her well-being, and her family and their well-being, and their needs, circumstances, and housing, for my nephew Cody his needs and circumstances, and his tonsillitis, and for my special intentions that I will be able to get my walking gait back.

* Davey – Prayers for my sister Sharon who is having a lot of anxiety problems.

* Louis – Thank God that my back has been healed and I’m pretty well back a 100%, and prayers that I just not lift boxes wrong and keep from doing that again. I am very appreciative of your thoughts and prayers. I am thankful that everyone was here for the picnic, and God watches over each of us.

 

Closing Prayer: Dear God in Heaven, we are grateful to you for your goodness to us, this great privilege of coming to you for our needs. We know that you care for us. The Bible says you know what we need and want even before we ask, but this act of prayer is an act of fellowship, of putting ourselves in your hands, an act of faith and trust, where we are confirming that we depend on your love, depend on your hope and strength, that if we have difficulties, it is because as a loving father you are disciplining us, helping us to exercise our faith. May we each believe in your love, healing, your presence in our lives; may we never doubt that we are in your care because we are part of you; we are the body of Christ, members of this great organization, and part of the God of heaven that we are your family, part of the building, all these illustrations that show our relationship to you. Help us to trust in that, and in this path that we are on to grow, and never tire in our approach to you, and will continue to grow and be strengthen in our faith, and that we will use our time and our resources to bring honor to you and bring love to those around us. Help us as a church, MCC Pittsburgh. Thank you for the depths of my heart for each person here, for their faithfulness, for their commitment, secondarily to MCC Pittsburgh, but primarily to you and to the work of God in this world. Thank you for your blessings, and for the privilege of serving together. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

REQUESTS AS OF 6/6/2021: 

* Tami – Continued prayers for Lee. They put a temporary, 4-day trail, stimulator in Lee’s back and it helped her so much; she was without pain. She now has to wait 4 weeks before they put the permanent one in, so prayers that she can endure the pain for the next 4 weeks before the permanent one is put in. Prayers that the procedure to put the permanent one in goes well on July 6th.

* Bob M. – Continued prayers for my mother. She is doing okay right now. She is in rehab, and I meet with the social worker this Tuesday to figure out what the next step is.

* Rob – Prayers for everyone in our church community, their family and friends. Praises that Amy is here with us. Prayers for peace on Earth and goodwill between all peoples. Prayers for our planet Earth and the species on it.

* Dan – Continuing prayers for my mother in Oregon who has dementia. She is just getting along day to day. Prayers for everybody and everyone in our group that is struggling with issues. Prayers for myself and the problems I’m having. Praises, also, that Amy is here. Prayers that we can meet in-person on Sundays soon.

* Colleen – Thanks for continued prayers for my mother and her boyfriend in Texas, and I’m thankful they did not get sick from Covid. While my car was parked with no one in it, it was involved in a hit and run, and the insurance company has decided it was totaled, so now I’m going to have to get a new car and have car payments again. I’m excited to get a new used car, but praying that it all works out with my budget. Prayers that God will lead me to a good car, and help me to research finding it. Also, prayers for my friend, who’s son died at age 47, as she goes through her grieving process. Also, I’m grateful for these Sunday services and all the work Louis puts in for this to happen.

* Diane – Praises that we were able to get together at Louis’ house on Monday. Also, glad that Bob was able to help Chris out when she hit a deer with her car. Prayers that Chris did not get hurt. Prayers for Bob that his pain gets relieved. Prayers for Genesis, my ex, who is traveling to Florida with his son. He is also in constant pain with back and neck injuries. I’m grateful for our church and how it lifts my spirits. Praises that Davey has recovered.

* Amy -- Prayers for myself while now on a heart monitor.

* Kate – Prayers for the whole world with the covid virus. Also, prayers for the right medicines so we are not affected by a virus like this again. Prayers that third world countries can get vaccinated, which will lift up the whole world. When we say the MCC creed, I am always affected when it talks about people who are lonely, in despair, and experience degradation, so I would like to pray for any person who falls in those categories that their hearts be lifted up and that they can be consoled by other people and come into a better state of being.

* Louis – It was a great day on Memorial Day, and great to have those that were able to be here. My only regret is that I couldn’t spend more time with each of you. I am grateful that my back is feeling much better.

* Bill – Prayers for the needs of everyone in the church. I also ask for my sister Sharon, for my nephew, Cody with tonsillitis, for Valerie, for JJ, and for my brother Steve, that they are all well in God’s care and graces.

 

Closing Prayer: Dear God in Heaven, we are grateful for your love. Grateful for that love that comes through this group of people, from each of us to all the others, that because we love each other, we are indirectly loving you and becoming the body of Christ. We are members of that same body, and as we learn to love, and to bring these prayer requests to each other, we more and more become the body of Christ, that we more and more learn to take the body of Christ where it needs to go, to help others, as scripture says, give a drink to those in need, clothing to those that need, visitation to those that need. Thank you for this privilege in our daily lives, that this most important aspect of our lives, of helping each other, that if no matter what else we have done with our lives, that this function of caring, loving, and loving you and each other, is the most important thing we can do with our lives. At the point when we come to the end of our lives that we can look back and say in as much as you have done it to the least of these my brethren you have done it to me and praise God for that. Thank you for MCC Pittsburgh, for the hope that we have, and for the hope and love we bring to each other. Thank for our world, help those that need the hope we proclaim, those that continue to hurt from the virus, the countries, particularly India, that still suffer from it, that the virus will be eradicated soon and we will come out on the other side of it. Bless us and keep us in your care. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

REQUESTS AS OF 05/31/2021:

* Tami – Prayers for Lee and the problems she is having with her legs. They are going to put a stimulator in her back and pray that it helps. I now know why I’m having problems with my leg; when they did surgery, they put a blocker in, and it is hitting my nerve. I have to go see another doctor and prayers that the new doctor can help.

* Rob – Prayers for everyone in our church community, their family and friends, particularly Amy. Prayers for peace on Earth and goodwill between all peoples. Prayers for our planet Earth and the species on it.

* Diane – Prayers for my ex, Genesis, and his son Steven.

* Kate – Prayers for everyone on Earth who suffered from covid and lost loved ones and had their health compromised. Prayers that all the people all over the world can get vaccinated. Prayers for the world for trouble domestically and globally, and peace on Earth. Prayers for all the plants and animals that they will stay on Earth with us.

* Louis – I am grateful we are all here, grateful for each one of you, grateful for your faithfulness and your interest in this body of Christ both for the time we spend here, your participation financially when you are able, and just grateful we are the one greater body of Christ in the world. Prayers for those that are affected by Covid, particularly India. Hopefully now that the U.S. is in better shape, we can help others. Thank you for your love.

 

Closing Prayer: Dear God in Heaven how grateful we are for your goodness to us, that in spite of who we are, you are a God of love. Though we have wars and troubles that grieve you, you are a God of love, but you still forgive us and provide for us. Help us to have the peace within us, that, as the Bible says, passes understanding, that your hope, peace, and love sustains us as your people, and that we become the means to which the light of you comes to others. Bless us. Help those of us in physical need, many physical needs, and we put these folks in your hands, and give them the comfort that they need and the hope in your healing, those in emotional and mental distress, that are dealing with relationship issues, or financial issues, or whatever the issues, know that we know that you love us, and care for us, and nothing can separate us from your love. Bless us as a church and as individuals. May we continue to grow and be faithful to you. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

REQUESTS AS OF 05/23/2021

 

* Tami – Prayers for Lee that her legs get better and she has Diabetes Type II. She is having a lot of medical problems lately and we pray that the doctors can address them all. Prayers for myself. I had surgery back in February and my leg has been damaged since. Prayers for our granddaughter who went to the hospital having seizures and she is only a year old. Prayers for our daughter who not only has the daughter that is having seizures, but also just gave birth to her second child.

* Rob – Prayers for everyone in our church community, their family and friends. Prayers for peace on Earth and goodwill between all peoples. Prayers for our planet Earth and the species on it.

* Diane – Praises for our church being here for us, which helps me personally. Prayers for Colleen and her friend who just lost her son, and for their families. Prayers for everyone’s mental, spiritual, or physical health. Praises for the bible study which helps me personally. Prayers for mother Earth and all living things on her.

* Louis – Thank God for each of you, and your presence here with us. We are part of the Body of Christ and as it is Pentecost, a reminder that God’s spirit brings us together and makes us together the Body of Christ, and it is wonderful to have each of you here, and I consider each of you part of my family and part of me, and I miss you when you are not here. I understand there are circumstances that keep us away from church, and I am glad you are each here and do your best to attend. Keep Bill in your prayers. I believe he is walking better. Pray for his continued healing and his family. Pray for Colleen and Amy. Amy is having some health issues, so please keep her in your prayers. Thank God for the beautiful weather. I planted some things, and I’ve had to water them.

 

Closing Prayer: Dear God in Heaven how grateful we are for your goodness to us, for your love, for your concern, and that we are part of you, part of the Body of Christ, your body in this world, part of each other, and as you care for us, we care for each other. Bless those that need your touch, either those of us here, those we know, our friends and relatives that are going through crises that you will bless them, and know that we can depend on you, and as we get close to you our faith increases, and our love for you and your love for us increases. Bless us on this Pentecost, let us be reminded of the way the spirit came on the church back those many years ago, but how it is upon us now and a part of us, and breaths into us God’s spirit. Help us to always keep in mind you’re sustaining us, you’re making us one, in spite of our individuality we are many members of one body, and may we never let anything separate us from your love or separate us from each other, as we love each other. Bless those again that need your touch, bless our world, bless our countries. Bless those that are continuing to deal with Covid, especially India who has a real problem with it. Again, help us to praise you for what you have done for us and continue to serve you, as you have loved us. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

REQUESTS AS OF 5/16/2021:

* Tami – Prayers for Lee, who is not doing well, but keeps trying and pushing.

* Bob M. – Prayers for my sister Kim, who has been in the hospital for over a year now. She was transferred from Shadyside to Montefiore.

* Diane – Prayers for Amy, who is seeing a new doctor after her speech was slurred, her behavior changed, and was having trouble breathing. She is missing all her normal activities.

* Dan – Prayers for Bill. Prayers for my mother in the community she lives in, and that she has people watching over her. Prayers for Bob and Diane. Prayers for myself and my job, mainly because of lack of sleep.

* Colleen – Thanks to Louis for making these church services possible and all the work he puts in to do this. Thanks for continued prayers for my mother and boyfriend in Texas, who were technically prone to possibly getting Covid, and so far so good. Thank you for prayers for myself since I’ve been having problems with several of my diagnoses. Thanks for continued prayers for my friend Lisa, who is living in constant pain, so if we can lift all that up to God. Thanks to everyone here.

* Kate – Prayers for all the people of the world who have been suffering from the covid virus and who have lost loved ones, and the traumas that so many countries have gone through. Special prayers for India, which is under a terrible epidemic with the virus, Nepal which looks like it might have a bad case of covid, and Africa, which might get a bad sweep of covid. There is a lot of vulnerability to the virus in the world still, and I pray that everyone that wants to get vaccinated can get vaccinated as quickly as possible. Prayers to God to mitigate the effects of climate change, to slow it down, to make it such that we can do some corrective work on it and prevent it. Prayers that God help species on the planet stay on the planet and plants as well, so that we can have a flourishing diversity of life on Earth.

* Rob – Prayers for everyone in our church community, their family and friends. Prayers for peace on Earth and goodwill between all peoples. Prayers for our planet and the species on it.

* Davey – Prayers of praise that the doctors gave me a clean bill of health as far as the tumor and cancer are concerned.

* Louis – Thank God for the little warmer weather, and it was nice to get out into the yard and putz for a little bit, for God’s hand on us, and for our congregation.

 

Closing Prayer: Dear God in Heaven how grateful we are for your goodness when we see the spring flowers blooming and realize you have created them and provided for them, and as scriptures says: how much more must you care for us. Help us put our lives in your hands and become closer and know that as our parent, as our God, that you love us, that this is not just a fun trip in life, but we are in battles and in struggles, and it is a war against evil in our lives and in the world. Help us to use the resources you have given us: faith in you, the scriptures, and our prayers, all of which go in this fight we have, and know that with you as our God that we will not lose the battle. Help us to put our lives in your hands, and know that you love us dearly, that you loved us so much that you gave us your son that we could be saved. We pray that you will help us to continue along the path, and to fight to stay on the path, and to lean on you to give us strength and direction, both as individuals, and as a congregation, part of the body of Christ in this world, that we will love each other, and love the world as you have loved it. Bless each request, those that need your physical touch, those that despair, especially those that are being affected by the virus still. Thank you that our country seems to be coming out of it, but that we will not give up on others, especially India in their fight against this, and all the suffering that is occurring there. Now bless us, help us to continue to put our lives in your hands as we will continue to worship not only in this weekly service but in our lives daily, that we will see your hand on us and your goodness to us. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

REQUESTS AS OF 5/9/2021:

* Tami – Lee’s health is not getting any better, and she is hurting really bad. There is a possibility that they are going to be doing surgery on her back and back of the neck. She is having trouble walking, and in a lot of pain a lot of the time. So, if we could pray for her. Prayers for the problems I’m still having with my leg. Prayers for my son’s spinal problems. Prayers for Lee’s daughter and her husband. Thank God for the good and ask God to be with us for the bad.

* Dan – Prayers for Bill continued improvement. He is much improved and can get up the stairs now. Prayers for my friend, Audrey in Houston, whose ex-husband is harassing her. Prayers for my mother in Oregon. Prayers for Bob and Diane with their health. Prayers for Colleen.

* Bob R. – Prayers for my buddy in Butler, Paul, who is having health problems, some kind of skin cancer.

* Diane – Prayers for everyone we know and don’t know. Prayers to improve our environment. Prayers for all of our friends and loved ones. Prayers for my ex, who is having more problems with his back and is taking care of his 2-year-old. Prayers for everyone that needs it, man and beast, and may God be with us all.

* Kate – Well wishes to everyone on Mother’s Day, for the mother in all of us. Prayers for all the people in the world who are suffering from covid, especially the people in India and Nepal. I pray that people continue to get vaccinated in this country and around the world. Praises to God that almost all people at this point are becoming aware of the severity of climate change, which can help alleviate it to some degree. Prayers for all the plants and animals in the world, especially those at risk of extinction, and that circumstance change so that species will remain with us.

* Rob – Prayers for everyone in our church community, their family and friends. Prayers for peace on Earth and goodwill between all peoples. Prayers for our Earth and the species on it.

* Karen – Prayers for myself after going through a divorce after 30 years, and have been diagnosed with depression. I need prayers to help me get out of this depression, and deal with and accept the divorce, which started 5 months ago. I also want to pray for Gayle and for strength in her legs so she can have leg surgery soon and it goes well, and that she can overcome the traumatic experience on December 12 and 13th. Prayers for Gayle and I, to guide us in a better direction.

* Louis – Thank God for each of you, and the opportunity to share together, and the opportunity to bring our prayer requests to each other. Thank God that my visit to the emergency room for high potassium turned out to be unnecessary and my potassium levels were actually normal. Thank God for all of the mothers out there, and bless them all, and those that have attributes of a mother. Thank God for the rain.

 

Closing Prayer: Dear God in Heaven how grateful we are that we can bring our requests to you because we know that you love us. We know that we love each other, and take this responsibly of pray to our hearts and take it seriously, that we do care for each other, and care for the betterment of each person, and pray for those going through the struggles, and some serious struggles. We know that there is no struggle that you do not care about, and no struggle that you cannot see us through, though we may not know what the end is, and how you will get us through it – “though I go through even the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” Help us not to fear, help us to trust, because we have a trustworthy God, a God that loves us. As we put our lives in your hands, you will get us through. This life can be difficult because of the evil around us, and because of circumstances that are out of our control, but what is in our control is putting our lives in your hands, making us dependent on your love, and not letting anything crowd out our hope in your love. Bless each person here, and thank you that we can share, and that, day by day, you are here with us, strengthening us by your spirit, guiding us. May we know in our hearts, that nothing can separate us for your love. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

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