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 1/16/2022:

REQUESTS AS OF 1/9/2022:

* Bob – Prayers for Amy’s peace of mind, and gets to leave her living facility soon.

* Tami – Prayers for Lee who is on oxygen tanks, and if she can level her oxygen, they will put her on a condenser, which would be better for her. Prayers for Lee’s sister and brother-in-law.

* Vince – Prayers for my neighbor, for our planet, for Terrance who was having a hard time, and for all of you.

* Rob – Prayers that everyone that is having a Birthday coming up that they have a blessed one. Prayers for everyone in our church community, their family, and their friends. Prayers for peace on Earth, and good will between all peoples. Prayers for our planet Earth and the species on it.

* Diane – Prayers for my sister and her family, particularly my niece’s husband who is a relatively healthy young man, but ended up in the hospital with Covid, and they had some trouble at first getting his oxygen level up, and is, as far as I know, still in the hospital. Prayers for Genesis and his son as they travel between Florida and Pennsylvania. Prayers for Bob and myself that we can keep keeping on, and do whatever God’s will is. Thank God for everyone traveling safely today. Prayers for our world, and prayers that we can reverse the greenhouse effect and all of our trash in the oceans. Prayers for Dan that he is protected and can return as soon as possible. Prayers for Colleen.

* Bill – I ask and I pray for the needs of the people of this congregation and of their families, relatives, and friends, and of the association of other MCC’s, and for our senior elderly and the people in misery, those in nursery homes, who feel isolated and alone, and 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. Prayers for Louis Martinage’s needs and circumstances, for my brother Steve’s needs and circumstances and housing, for my sister Sharon and her family, JJ and Valarie, their needs and circumstances, and especially for my nephew Cody, his needs and circumstances for he is going through a particularly rough time right now, and for my own special intentions.

* Louis – Prayers for Russ, who is returning from the holidays, and for Dan, and Colleen. Prayers for our country and the contentions that exist, and help us to put trust in God for all these prayers.

Closing Prayer:  Dear God in Heaven we are grateful again for this privilege of putting our needs before you, and trusting these things to you, submitting that we have belief and have faith that you love us and hear us, that as we pray, we come closer to you, come within the protection you give us, that our prayers are not only effective in solving the various problems we bring to you, but they are also effective in giving us the faith we need to trust your answers, to trust your love, that, as you have said, is never ceasing and never ends, and nothing can remove us from the love of God. Help us to keep that in mind as we lay these needs before you and lay our lives on the alter. Forgive us where we come short either in our worship or in the treatment of others. Watch over us, but heal us as well of all these diseases and needs that we have brought before you. Not only be with those that need your touch, but bring healing to all the needs that we have. Now help us to continue as a church to worship you, help us to grow, and help us to be the people you want us to be, and be faithful to you in worship and in serving each other and you. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

REQUESTS AS OF 1/2/2022:

 

* Colleen – Thanks for everyone for continued prayers for my mother and her boyfriend, Joe. Joe actually did get covid, after having had both vaccines and a booster, but he is a social person who has gone without a mask. He at first had bad symptoms, but is now feeling better. My mother doesn’t want to go anywhere and does not have covid. Prayers for Bob and Diane for their health and happiness, and support for them during the grieving process after they have lost their cat, Violet. I would also like to pray for all of us in our congregation, and all of those who are not, for our spiritual, physical, emotion, and mental health and any sort of health imaginable. Prayers for myself that the medication I’m taking works. Prayers for my cat, Sidney. Thanks to God for all of you, and I’m just so grateful to have all of you in my Christian Community.

* Kate – Prayers for all the people of the world who have suffered and died from the covid virus, and for the great grief and loss it has caused. I would like to pray for Allegheny County, which is having very bad spikes with covid. Prayers for all species, especially those going extinct, that something will mitigate that process, and they can stay with us until we can work our environmental issues out.

* Joel – I am grateful that we are both back up and around after being sick over Christmas. We were both down the week of Christmas with fevers. Also, continued prayers for my health and for doctor’s appointments I have coming up and choices I have to make.

* Amy – Prayers that the new year 2022 will be a better year for all of us, especially with the new covid variant causing so many spikes. Prayers that I can get some physical therapy to build up my strength.

* Bill – I ask and I pray for the needs of the people of this congregation and of their families, relatives, and friends, and of the association of other MCC’s, and for our senior elderly and the people in misery, those in nursery homes, who feel isolated and alone, and 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. Prayers for Louis Martinage’s needs and circumstances, for my brother Steve’s needs and circumstances and housing, hopefully sooner than later, for my sister Sharon and her family, JJ and Valarie, their needs and circumstances, and for my nephew Cody for his needs and circumstance especially, and for my own special intentions.

* Louis – I think we should remember those being affected by the fires in Colorado. 100's, I think I heard over a thousand, houses and building have been burned down; I can't imagine losing one's house, but that that would come under control. They did say that even though it was an inconvenience, that there was then snow, but then there was at least some precipitation to mitigate some of the draught there. Keep them in your prayers. Keep each of us in your thoughts and prayers as we enter this new year, that God’s hand will be on us, that we will make sure that we put our lives in God’s hands, that he will guide us as a church and as individuals in our love of God and love of each other. 

* Rob –Praises that Colleen is able to join us on Zoom, and to everyone else on Zoom for joining us. Praises that Amy is there with us in-person at the church. Prayers for everyone in our church community, their families, and friends. Prayers for peace on Earth, and good will between all peoples. Prayers for our planet Earth and the species on it.

* Diane – Prayers for my niece’s husband, who is in the hospital with Covid and got it over the holidays. Prayers for comfort and protection for him.

Closing Prayer:  Dear God in Heaven we are grateful that you have given us a new year, that you were with us through this past year, that as we put our lives in your hands and our trust in you, you watched over us, that you will continue to do so in this new year 2022. Help us to trust. Help us to be concerned about the physical needs of each other and those we love, but that we will also raise you up to our acquaintances and our families, that we would each grow, that we would each continue along this path of righteousness, that we travel for thine namesake, as we say. Bless us as a church, help us to continue to grow, and thank you dear God for each person that is here today, those that could not be here, but that we would continue to be faithful both in our love of you, love of each other, and love of this congregation. Bless us as a people. Bless us as a country. Guide our leaders, and may we continue to serve you, and share the love of God as we follow the star, and that star is our savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

REQUESTS AS OF 12/26/2021: 

* Tami – Prayers for Lee for her back and whiplash from the car accident.  Prayers for Torrey for her cancer, for my son, for Tasha for her alcoholism, and for myself.

* Kate – Prayers for all the people of the world who have suffered and died from the covid virus, and for the great grief it has caused. I ask God to mitigate the Omicron and Delta Variants of the Covid virus. I ask prayers for the circumstances right now where there are considerable threats to democracy in the United States, and I pray that God help us with that. Finally, I would like to pray for the Earth, and all the species, especially the species going extinct, that it will slow down so that the plants and animals that we live with can survive this time.

* Vince – Prayers for our church family, especially Terrance, all the abused children and people in the world, and those that have no one to pray for them.

* Brian – Prayers for the beautiful people in this world that are *** by Christ, especially here in this church.

* Bill – I ask and I pray for the needs of the people of this congregation and of their families, relatives, and friends, and of the association of other MCC’s, and for our senior elderly and the people in misery, those in nursery homes, who feel isolated and alone, and 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. Prayers for Louis Martinage’s needs and circumstances, for my brother Steve’s needs and circumstances and housing, for my sister Sharon and her family, JJ and Valarie, their needs, circumstances, and peace of mind, and for my nephew Cody, who is going through a rough patch right now, prayers for his circumstances and for his physical, emotion, and mental needs, and for my own special intentions.

* Louis – Thank you for everyone for joining us for our Christmas Eve dinner. Thank you for God who came to Earth in the form of the baby Jesus for whom we celebrate in this Christmas season. Also, prayers for Dan, who is having difficulties.

* Rob –Prayers for everyone in our church community, especially Colleen, who has been suffering from a severe ear ache, and for Tami’s family. Prayers for peace on Earth, and good will between all peoples. Prayers for our planet Earth and the species on it.

* Davey – Prayers that my knee pains ends.

Closing Prayer:  Dear God in Heaven we are grateful for the privilege we have of bringing our requests before you, the privilege we have of talking to the creator of the universe and the God that loves us, so much that he sent his son to be our savior. Thank you for this Christmas season, may we recognize the love that it took for Jesus to come into our world to show us what God is like, and to show us the love, and to demonstrate the emotion and feeling that God has for us. We are grateful that we can bring our requests before you, our physical needs for those that need healing, that are sick or whether they are physical, mental, or spiritual needs. Prayers for Russ, who is traveling, and Colleen to recover from her ear pain and be back with us. We pray for all the requests that we bring before you. We know you hear us, help us to be your hands and feet to answer these requests as needed. Bless us as a church. Bless us as we continue to worship and hear your word. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

REQUESTS AS OF 12/19/2021:

* Colleen – Prayers for everyone of us in the MCC Congregation, as well as everyone who is not. I want to lift up to the Lord everyone’s health, physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and any other kind of health there is. Thanks, and praise to God for Louis and everything he does for this church, and everyone else that does so much for this church. Thank you to everyone for continued prayers for my mother and her boyfriend. They are in a nice senior community, but these people have parties every night and no one wears masks and they do not practice social distancing, but so far, my mother and her boyfriend are both heathy and well. I have two friends of friends who are really in need of pray; the guy’s name is Tim. Prayers for myself. I finally got to the therapeutic dose of the drug I’ve been taking, and I’m praying it helps with my motivation. Thanks to Rob for providing us with Christmas Dinner.

* Tami – Prayers for Lee. We were in an accident last week. I’m ok and can still drive. Prayers for my children. All the children were to come to our place for Christmas dinner, but have now made other plans. I’d like to wish them well with what they are doing. Prayers for our hurt and disappointment, and help with acceptance.

* Vince – Prayers for my friend Tina and her partner Josh, and their family. She lost her father to the virus last Sunday. Prayers for all those who have no one else to pray for them. Today, my great niece hurt her knee and prayers for her, and for the loss of her mother.

* Rob – Prayers that everything turns out well for our Christmas Dinner and goes well. Praises that everyone that is attending is able to attend. Prayers for Tami, Colleen, and Colleen’s friends, for everyone in our church community and their friends. Prayers for peace on Earth, and good will between all peoples. Prayers for our planet Earth and the species on it.

* Diane – Prayers for my sister and her family that they can get together for the holidays. Prayers for Dan and his safe return, for Colleen, for Bob and I that we continue to be able to do things that can be helpful to others. Prayers for our cat, violet, who is passing away. I pray for her comfort. Praises for this church, and that we have the ability to get together.

* Kate – Prayers for the whole world who has suffered because of the covid virus. I hope that everyone in the world that wants to get vaccinated gets vaccinated. Prayers that God slows down the Delta and Omicron variants, and we can come to safety. Prayers for help with climate change, asking God to slow it down, and help us to get ourselves together to contribute positively to the reduction of carbon emissions. Merry Christmas to everyone here, and I’ll see ya’ll on Christmas Eve. 

Amy – Praises that I am able to come to church, that MCC is still here, and for those that can come in person, and all those can come by Zoom. We are all God’s people. Praises that Bob is back in church.

* Bill – I ask and I pray for the needs of the people of this congregation and of their families, relatives, and friends, and of the association of other MCC’s, and for our senior elderly and the people in misery, those in nursery homes, who feel isolated and alone, and 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. Prayers for Louis Martinage’s needs and circumstances, for my brother Steve’s needs and circumstances and housing, that he finds something soon, for my sister Sharon and her family, JJ and Valarie, their needs and circumstances, and for my nephew Cody, his needs and circumstances, and for my own special intentions. Happy Holidays. Praises for God for an early Christmas gift from Louis.

* Louis – Bless Terrence, who has been coming to the church for help and lost his mother a week and a half ago. Prayers for his spiritual needs too.

Closing Prayer:  Dear God in Heaven how grateful we are for this privilege of sharing our needs, for this privilege of having a loving God that watches over us, that not only watches over our physical needs, but also over our spiritual needs, and our needs for God himself and for each other. We are grateful to be here in this group where we can know the presence of God in our lives, learn more about what that means, continue along the path that we are on toward bringing God’s kingdom on this Earth, as we pray in the Lord’s prayer. We are grateful for each other, grateful for the care that we share, that we will always have people that care for us, and a God that cares for us. We praise God for this season when we celebrate the coming of our savior, the hope that we have through that, and the hope that we have that the troubles we have on Earth are only temporary. Keep us in your care, Help us to worship, open our minds and our hearts to your spirit. In all things we praise you. Amen.

REQUESTS AS OF 10/17/2021:

* Lee –Prayers for Tami.

* Tami – Prayers for Lee & Torri

* Diane – Prayers for Bob & his foot, for my sister and her family, Genesis and his son in case they are traveling again, for Dan to be safely returned to us, Colleen with her physical problems, for all us to be able to come together, and for Amy to be able to leave the care facility and attend church in-person today.

* Amy – Praises to be able to be in-person at church.

* Kate – Prayers for the whole world who has suffered from the covid virus. Many people have lost loved ones; God bless them. God bless us in the emergence of a new virus, and may we get a handle on it quickly, and may it not be as bad as everyone thinks. Prayers for Allegheny County where covid is spiking right now. Prayers for all the animals and plants on the Earth, especially those on the brink of extinction that they will find a way to stay with us. Prayers for all those experiencing loneliness, despair, and degradation, may they be uplifted.

* Bill – I ask and I pray for the needs of the people of this congregation and of their families, relatives, and friends, and of the association of other MCC’s, and for our senior elderly and the people in misery, those in nursery homes, who feel isolated and alone, and 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. Prayers for Louis Martinage’s needs and circumstances, for my brother Steve’s needs and circumstances and housing, that he finds something soon, for my sister Sharon and her family, JJ and Valarie, their needs and circumstances, and for my nephew Cody, his needs and circumstances and enlightenment, and for my own special intentions.

* Louis – Prayers for his foot, and safe travels to Maryland.

* Rob –Prayers for everyone in our church community, especially Bob with his foot and Torri, their family and friends. Prayers for peace on Earth, and good will between all peoples. Prayers for our planet Earth and the species on it.

Closing Prayer:  Dear God in Heaven we are grateful for your goodness to us, grateful for the sunshine, and the safety for all the weather yesterday. We think of those who have been affected by the tornados particularly in Kentucky, the many families that have lost loved ones. Bless them and keep them in your care. I’m sure there are many that are injured as well, and if you would bless them, and perhaps through this bring them closer to you. Thank you for everyone here and on Zoom. Thank you that we participate as your people and as your church, as the body of Christ, that the privilege we have, not only being a part of you, but a part of each other, that we care for each other, that we are indeed a family, that as we bring these requests to you, it is because we love each other, trust you to answer our prayers, and want to be the family that you want us to be. Bless all those that need your touch physically. As we go through this life, we ultimately have physical problems, we pray that we will depend on you, lean on you, and know that you love us, and that your healing is available to us. Help us to trust you for it. Bless us all. Bless us as we continue to worship. Bless those that need your touch out in the world, and help us to realize how much we have to be joyful for, on this advent day of joy, that we will be a people where the glass is not only be half full, but full and overflowing. Bless us and keep us in your care. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

REQUESTS AS OF 12/05/2021:

* Tami – Prayers for Torri who has cancer and is taking chemo. Prayers for John who is taking care of her in every way he knows how.

* Joel – Praises for the end of being homeless for two weeks, and for now having a place, and that his dogs, Dexter and Marty, no longer have to be staying in his car, but are with him in his new place. Prayers for his Parkinson disease.

* Colleen – Praises to everyone for continued prayers for my family. They are all in good health and my nephew is getting married. Prayers that my family members who are moving their homes have a safe transition that goes well, and the wedding preparations go well. Praises to God and thanks for Louis, Rob, and all of us for making these church services available to all of us. Prayers for everyone in our congregation and those not in our congregation for all of our emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and any other kind of health there is. I just want to lift that all up to God to keep us all healthy as possible. Prayers that the new medicine I’m on works well, and the doctors have the wisdom to know the best treatment.

* Diane – Praises that we had good weather for traveling today. Prayers for all of us that are going through one thing or another, especially for new treatments for Colleen, Bob, and Joel. Prayers for the world and that we can be safe from the new variant of covid. Prayers that I can do my best for myself and everyone else. Prayers for my cat that had cancer surgery, and after the second surgery has not been the same, and that we can do right by her. Prayers for everyone in this great community I found here, that is nothing but supportive and loving.

* Kate – Prayers for all the people of the world, and the suffering that people are living in right now, from covid, to climate change, to poverty and famine, to government upheaval, to problems with physical and mental health. I ask God to shed his light on me and everyone, and that he sends his ministering angels to help us, and that includes plants and animals.

* Bill – I praise God that I found the rubber end of my cane. I ask and I pray for the needs of the people of this congregation and of their families, relatives, and friends, and of the association of other MCC’s, and for our senior elderly and the people in misery, those in nursing homes, who feel isolated and alone, and 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. Prayers for Louis Martinage’s needs and circumstances, for my brother Steve’s needs and circumstances and housing, hopefully sooner than later, for my sister Sharon and her family, JJ and Valarie, their needs and circumstances, and for my nephew Cody, his needs and circumstances, and for my own special intentions.

* Louis – Thank God for the nice weather allowing me to get my Christmas decorations up, and for reconciling the treasurer’s report. Thank God that my foot is feeling much better, and continued prayers that it gets better.

* Rob – Prayers for everyone in our church community, their family and friends, particularly Bob with the troubles he has been having. Prayers for peace on Earth, and good will between all peoples. Prayers for our planet Earth and the species on it.

 

Closing Prayer:  Dear God in Heaven we are grateful that we have this opportunity, this great opportunity of bringing our prayers and praises to you. May we never shuck our duty and our privilege of praying, for it is a powerful thing. It is powerful to change us. It is powerful to bring the healing that so many people need. It is powerful in bringing us closer to you and to each other. We pray that you will keep in mind these requests that we brought, all the physical needs, that you will heal all those that need your touch, and give them the faith they need to trust in you, and that though the path is difficult at times, that we have the continual goal in mind of seeking you and being your people, and as we pray, as in the Lord’s Prayer, of bringing your will to Earth as it is in Heaven. Bless us now as we continue to worship, especially in this Christmas season, that we will keep in mind the great sacrifice that Christ took in giving up his home in Heaven to come and live with us for those 33 years, that we will be grateful for the love that sent the Christ child to us, to have his ministry on Earth. and to eventually give his life for us. Bless us all. Keep us in your care, and keep us always trusting and faithful to you. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.