PAGE OF INTERCESSION

AUGUST 1999



"Loving Father I ask your intervention at the point of need for each request posted here. Father, touch lives and change hearts, demonstrate your power! In Jesus' Holy, Precious Name I ask. Amen."
(Ed Wrather - April 23, 1998)



Posted 8-31-99:

David shares:
I am also in need of a spiritual revival within myself. All the 4 hours a day drive plus the 10 hour work days 5 days a week and now the wife at her point in her life is taking its toll on me spiritually, physically, and emotionally. I know God has designed this for a reason, this opportunity arose out of nowhere and I have done well here, but it seems that all else concerned with it may be the design of Satan. I hope this makes sense, but I feel God does not want families going through this sort of stuff, however I also know we are tested each and every day as well. It gets confusing at times. I feel farther from God at this point than I ever have been. david.mcminn@gni.gte.com

Sheila B. shares:
As some may know I got terminated from grad school. I am going to appeal, but right now I feel like its all against me. I know God can make it work for me, but it all seems very hopeless right now. I am an emotional person and I wrote my teacher who is also the coordinator of the program many emails telling her my feelings. Now she is going to use those emails against me. Please pray that I can write a good appeal letter and that the dean reinstates me to finish and get my grad degree. I feel like I am sinking in quick sand at this point. sheilam@monmouth.com

Debby Vance shares:
My daughter and son in law have an urgent need for prayer concerning finances. they are both Christians, they tithe and give generously. now they really need God to supply a large financial need. please join us in believing for God to supply. jerrydeb73@hotmail.com

Nicky Wagner - May induce labor tomorrow.

E.L. Fowler asks:
Pray for my brother, Jim Fowler, who has had 3 out of 6 biopsies be malignant (prostate). He goes for a bone scan this coming Friday. w5cml@logixnet.net

Healing for: Betty Davis, Wanda Spurlock, Ray Smith, Leon Pruet, Janis Chinn, Michael Powell, Tracey, Jeanie, Diane, Bonita.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

There are many other prayer requests that are being sent to the Burning Bush discussion list. They can be viewed (along with all messages to the group) at:
http://www.egroups.com/list/theburningbush

Posted 8-28-99:

E.L. Fowler asks:
Pray for my brother, Jim Fowler, who has had 3 out of 6 biopsies be malignant (prostate). He goes for a bone scan this coming Friday. w5cml@logixnet.net

Terrie shares:
Please pray for Michael, He is going through a child custody battle. She put a restraining Order on Him and Tuesday he goes to court to try to have it removed and get some type of visitation for his daughter until all is resolved. Michael is a Christian but Kelly is not and she has done some pretty poor things lately so plese pray for her and the little girl's name is Kendall. This little girl Kendall (13 months) has since been beaten and has been admitted to the hospital. The grandmother (Mary) needs prayer also she is heartbroken. pgill@cybertours.com

Scott Stout shares:
In this area we have serious trouble with an undercover state policeman investigating a local policeman (2) in a serious assault on a 71 yearl old man and his 40 year old son. The town is very upset about it and had a meeting with about 200 in attendance. There is a law suit. There are other serious police problems as well. stouthearted@webtv.net

Zap (Terry Zaperach) shares:
A week ago my father, John, suffered a stroke and was admitted into the hospital. John is held in high esteem by neighbors, friends, and most of the family due to his never ending generosity and benevolence to all. Always thinking about and placing everyone else before himself, John also is a good Christian. I ask my brothers and sisters to join me in prayer and ask God for dad's full recovery. 1zap@home.com

Mike and Cindy Hyde ask:
Please agree with us in prayer for our ministry and for The Remnant Church the following scripture: Acts 4:24, 29-30. "Sovereign Lord, ... you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them ... . Now, Lord, consider threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus." Also that the Lord would give us a spirit of wisdom & revelation in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. hyde@lcc.net

Rico Bradley shares:
I am 25 years old and iam all alone in Los Angeles. Allthough i am an American Citizen i have lived all my life in a country called Indonesia, In it's capital Jakarta. I moved to Los Angeles in hope to find a better future for not only myself but my family. Indonesia is where my heart lies,I miss it badly. Right now i am feeling so lost and cold, i don't know what i must do. i have not have any luck finding a job in L.A, you see i was an associate producer for A company producing television show in Jakarta.... ricobradley@mailcity.com

Healing for: Betty Davis, Wanda Spurlock, Ray Smith, Leon Pruet, Janis Chinn, Michael Powell, Tracey, Jeanie, Diane, Bonita.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

There are many other prayer requests that are being sent to the Burning Bush discussion list. They can be viewed (along with all messages to the group) at:
http://www.egroups.com/group/theburningbush

Posted 8-27-99:

Those affected by the severe earthquake in Turkey.

Anonymous sender shares:
Sally Moore is undergoing an MRI of her head this morning (Yesterday). The headaches she experienced at Aldersgate have not diminished. The doctor is not sure they are blood pressure related. So he ordered the test to rule out other problems. Pray for God's peace and comfort during the procedure and a good report from the results.
Update on Jonathan Gentile: Surgery on Jonathan's eye was very successful. The surgeons cleaned out the debris and did a lens implant. They are hopeful Jonathan will have some sight return to his eye. Keep praying for completion of the good work God has begun.

Mrs. McDaniel asks:
Please join in my prayers for my husband (Gordon McDaniel). He loves the Lord so much, but fights with a hidden addiction to marijuanna. He has been through alot of counseling, and still this addiction has such a strong hold over him. We have been married for 14 years and I have always seen a desire to be set free, but a weakness in letting go. He hides his struggle with low self esteem very well. To meet him or to know him, one would find it hard to tell. gl2@integrityol.com

Thomas K. Jackson, Sr. (Prison/Jail Ministry) asks:
Could you please pray for my (Mary) wife...! The 14 th of this month she told me she was not ready for this GOD stuff...! Prayer is the answer, no one in her family is saved...! As for myself, I'm about my FATHER'S service...! secondchance2@juno.com

Jenny Beck shares:
I just talked to Helene Cullen on the phone and she asked me if I would do her a favor and ask you to place a prayer request for her. She is no longer on the web because she can not afford the bill. She wanted me to ask you if you could ask people to pray that her house doesn't go into foreclosure and also that she gets a job and that the Lord will bring peace to her mom so she will not be worried. Her mom is 80 years old and she is afraid that she will end up homeless. She said she will accept whatever the Lords Will is but she is concerned for her mother. The devil is trying to dampen her spirit but her faith and trust is incredible. JBGranny@webtv.net

Frances shares:
Remember me in your prayers this week. I had my pre-op work done today and will go into the hospital Thursday, 26th and have my BACK SURGERY ON FRIDAY, 27th. Pray for my husband, Johnny, that he will have the strength he needs to be with me there in the hospital & that the pain and pressure in his chest will get better. The damage to his heart is making him feel really bad. Pray for our financial needs also. We know God will provide for us. Even though we don't know what the next 5 months will hold, with no income, we KNOW WHO holds the future in HIS HANDS! Thank you for all your prayers for us & your encouraging words. We love you in the Lord. I may not be able to answer any mail for a few days, but I will as soon as possible. In Christ's Love, Frances Spearman Westminster SC spearman@innova.net

Pastor R. Lynn Snider - Seeking a new church in which to serve. An urgent situation.
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/2343
agape@gower.net

Pastor Todd White - Please pray for South Heights Baptist Church in Sapulpa, Oklahoma and their pastor that God will provide and give them direction during a most difficult time. twwhite@olp.net

Healing for: Betty Davis, Wanda Spurlock, Ray Smith, Leon Pruet, Janis Chinn, Michael Powell, Tracey, Jeanie, Diane, Bonita.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 8-26-99:

Those affected by the severe earthquake in Turkey.

Kari Simpkins shares:
Please pray for my friend Catherine, she is seeking a new home, and we have found one for her, we are praying that if it is God's will that He will provide a way for her to purchase the home! ksimp78902@aol.com

Michael Bloom shares:
I have a prayer request for my brother Jerry. He was in an accident yesterday and had to undergo surgery to insert a rod in his thigh. The thigh bone was shattered above the knee.He needs prayer for healing and that he does not become addicted to pain medication again. I do not know the whole story but he was driving and a woman hit his vehicle on the driver's side and he could not avoid her. Apparently she was killed from what our Mother told me this morning. Our Mother also needs your prayers as she is 91 yrs old and this is very stressful on her. I think that the woman who was killed that her family needs prayer to get them through this time also. bloom@gci.net

Anita Bush shares:
A prayer request for Harold Cyrus who recently underwent heart bypass surgery and was given a poor prognosis as the damage is quite extensive. He is having problems with the pain and sleeping. Now home with many tubes and lots of instructions. Pray that the Lord would heal these veins and restore his health. He is an Elder in his church and stands firmly on the rock foundation of Jesus...Bless each and every one of you Prayer Warriors. Hiball1@aol.com

Ann Morgan shares:
I have three very urgent prayer requests. First, the company for which I work is experiencing an extreme financial shortage. We are a non-profit organization. Pray that we will get some donatiosn. Secondly, I too am experiencing an extreme financial crisis. I am extremely behind on my bills, and my nerves are just shot. I really need a miracle. Thirdly, my daughter, Cassie, is departing for Germany Friday. She is studying abroad for a semester. She is traveling to this country alone and has to go from the airport to a train station, and take a train to reach her final destination. Also, I talked with her roommate last night, and she is totally rude and unsociable. Needless to say, Cassie is in a near-panic state. Please pray that God will send his angels to help her get through this transportational maze. Thank you for praying for all of us. amorgan5@bellsouth.net

Frances shares:
Remember me in your prayers this week. I had my pre-op work done today and will go into the hospital Thursday, 26th and have my BACK SURGERY ON FRIDAY, 27th. Pray for my husband, Johnny, that he will have the strength he needs to be with me there in the hospital & that the pain and pressure in his chest will get better. The damage to his heart is making him feel really bad. Pray for our financial needs also. We know God will provide for us. Even though we don't know what the next 5 months will hold, with no income, we KNOW WHO holds the future in HIS HANDS! Thank you for all your prayers for us & your encouraging words. We love you in the Lord. I may not be able to answer any mail for a few days, but I will as soon as possible. In Christ's Love, Frances Spearman Westminster SC spearman@innova.net

Pastor R. Lynn Snider - Seeking a new church in which to serve. An urgent situation.
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/2343
agape@gower.net

Pastor Todd White - Please pray for South Heights Baptist Church in Sapulpa, Oklahoma and their pastor that God will provide and give them direction during a most difficult time. twwhite@olp.net

Healing for: Betty Davis, Wanda Spurlock, Ray Smith, Leon Pruet, Janis Chinn, Michael Powell, Tracey, Jeanie, Diane.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 8-25-99:

Those affected by the severe earthquake in Turkey.

Art asks:
Please pray for my sister Marilyn, she was suposed to be clean of all cancer. ajkuder@aol.com

Frances shares:
Remember me in your prayers this week. I had my pre-op work done today and will go into the hospital Thursday, 26th and have my BACK SURGERY ON FRIDAY, 27th. Pray for my husband, Johnny, that he will have the strength he needs to be with me there in the hospital & that the pain and pressure in his chest will get better. The damage to his heart is making him feel really bad. Pray for our financial needs also. We know God will provide for us. Even though we don't know what the next 5 months will hold, with no income, we KNOW WHO holds the future in HIS HANDS! Thank you for all your prayers for us & your encouraging words. We love you in the Lord. I may not be able to answer any mail for a few days, but I will as soon as possible. In Christ's Love, Frances Spearman Westminster SC spearman@innova.net

Gloria shares:
My daughter and her 2 young boys are trying to rent a home. She wants to start an in-home daycare so she can support herself and the boys. It's a risk for a landowner to rent to her, but we've found a home that will be perfect for what she wants to do. We've promised a great deal more than most people will to convence them to rent to her, but they are interviewing other people first and then will make their decision. Please help us pray for favor for my daughter. gloryb2jc@yahoo.com

Unknown sender asks:
#1 For Peggy Brown who has a cancerous brain tumor to be healed. She is a Christian and is believing God will heal her.
#2 An anonymous request from a sister in the Lord who is needing God to speak right away concerning employment and the serious effects it could and would have on her retirement because she is already 55. In one job she stated she has some years of vested rights but she has come to a fork in the road and now has to choose between this job and another one. This decision can affect retirement if she makes the wrong choice....she needs to have clarity from the Lord and a peace in her heart as to the right one to take.

Sharon shares:
I am a Nurse Practitioner. Please pray for me, I am newly diagnosed with spinal stenosis and fibromyalgia, both chronic pain conditions that affect the quality of my life. What special verses shall I read to comfort me from this pain. I'm afraid I won't be able to keep working because of the pain and the fatigue. Boneschild@aol.com

Dear Precious Prayer Partners,
Please keep my loving hubbie, Tom, in warfare prayer. He has been admitted to one of the local hospitals because he fainted, had chest pain and is having a stress test in the morning(8/25). Our neighbor found him and does not know how long he was out. This time I am a little concerned about him. Thank you for all of your prayers. If you want to send him a card via snail mail please email me for address. (I think this is from Doris Howie. No name or email address was included.)

Jim - Seriously depressed.

Alma - Please pray for her. She is a new Christian and things are not easy for her now.

Pastor R. Lynn Snider - Seeking a new church in which to serve. An urgent situation.
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/2343
agape@gower.net

Pastor Todd White - Please pray for South Heights Baptist Church in Sapulpa, Oklahoma and their pastor that God will provide and give them direction during a most difficult time.
twwhite@olp.net

Healing for: Betty Davis, Wanda Spurlock, Ray Smith, Leon Pruet, Janis Chinn, Michael Powell, Tracey, Jeanie, Diane, Bonita.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 8-24-99:

Those affected by the severe earthquake in Turkey.

Jim - Seriously depressed.

Brad Thurston and Globe Europe - They are attempting to minister and to reach out to those affected by the earthquake in Turkey.

Kathy - Encouragement and strength to live each day.

Ivy Ng (Jeremy's mother) shares:
My son, Jeremy, is terminally ill. He's only 17 this year. His blood count is low and it's falling fast with each passing day. Jeremy has not given up hope and he's still fighting to keep alive. But with each minute, the battle gets tougher, the journey more difficult. As a mother, it breaks my heart to see him suffering this way. Jeremy is my only son. Like all youth, Jeremy has dreams but now, these have been rudely dashed. Each moment, as I watch his life ebbing away, a part of me dies. Without donors, the doctors can do no more for him. So today, he was discharged from hospital to await his fate. And what that is, I know yet I do not have the courage to face. Doctors say Jeremy has only between 3 and 6 months. He needs both Blood and Bone Marrow donors. For Blood donors, if you are between 17 and 45 years of age and you belong to Blood Group B+. For Bone Marrow donors, if you belong to Blood Group AB+.need your help. If you can find in you to help Jeremy, please go to the Haematology Department of the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Block 7, Level 2, Ward 72, and say that you are there for Jeremy. His full name is Ng Ruiming Jeremy. IC No: S8220551I. Jeremy wants to live on and he needs your help. Deep in me, I harbour a glimmer of hope, a hope that when you read my appeal for help you would come forward to help Jeremy. If you can't be a donor, I'll understand. But could you then please forward this plea of mine to your friends? I need to reach as many people as time is running out for Jeremy. Thank you.

Ron Cusano asks:
Prayer for an infant named Justin, born only last Thursday to dear believing froends of mine, who needs a touch from the Lord. There was some concern during the pregnancy that there might be problems ahead. A couple of days after birth, the child lost 13 oz., which is a lot of weitht to an infant. He seems to be putting it back on, but is also suffering with jauntice. Please ask the Lord for protection and healing for this child, too. trader@topbarter.com

Alma - Please pray for her. She is a new Christian and things are not easy for her now.

Pastor R. Lynn Snider asks:
We again need to call upon you guys to pray for us. We are seeking a new church in which to serve. Please pray that God provide quickly. In Him, The Sniders
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/2343
agape@gower.net

Pastor Todd White shares:
I would like to request that you continue to pray earnestly for our church, and for my family and I.
twwhite@olp.net

Larry - He has a small growth or knot and asks prayer for healing. smota@ncci.net

Healing for: Betty Davis, Wanda Spurlock, Ray Smith, Leon Pruet, Janis Chinn, Michael Powell, Tracey, Jeanie, Diane.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 8-23-99:

Those affected by the severe earthquake in Turkey.

Tracy shares:
Two of my very dear friends have a cousin who is in very poor condition. She had a heartattack 1 week ago and they found out that she is on hard drugs. There is a very small chance that she is going to make it. trace75@hotmil.com

Tina shares:
Please, please pray for my brother Michael Buffenbarger. He is going through a major crises in his life and needs the Lord to carry him. He has become severely manic depressive and is in need of hospitalization, lost 30 pounds in 2 weeks, and feels that he has nothing to live for. I thank you for your christian ears and loving words. (Note with this email said that Michael was suicidal and needs the Lord.) SandTaner@aol.com

Anita Rundell asks:
Please pray for my Grandma Rundell as one of her sisters (my great-aunt) died last Saturday from several strokes. Please pray for the rest of the family as they deal with my Great-Aunt Virgie's death. arundell@usa.net

Vickie asks:
Please pray for me as I try in raising my three teenagers ages 13, 14, and 17. My husband (Gary), of almost 25 years, and I are having a time with discipline. (Actually we are not very good at it) we try very hard but get tired of arguing with them. Please pray God will give us strength to correct them according to his word. Also, our health is not the best, he battles with diabetes and I with Rheumatoid Arthritis. vgdaniel@earthlink.net

Cindy Crosby asks:
Oh please pray with me that my husband Allen doesn't move out of our home or divorce me now or ever but, he turns his life COMPLETELY over to God so we may grow in faith as a family. CBEAR728@aol.com

Pastor R. Lynn Snider asks:
We again need to call upon you guys to pray for us. We are seeking a new church in which to serve. Please pray that God provide quickly. In Him, The Sniders
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/2343
agape@gower.net

Pastor Todd White shares:
I would like to request that you continue to pray earnestly for our church, and for my family and I. Our morning service today was terrrrrrible - very few here. Solemn faces. Not much (if any) joy in the hearts of the people. We're in a passage that emphasizes tithing and joy through obedience. Had one of our goooood men (really!) give a testimony on tithing. It was excellent! The subsequent offering wasn't even enough to pay my salary . . . . . . I guess I'm going to have to quit and find another church to pastor or get a part time job flippin' hamburgers or something . . . don't know what else to do. . . I've been offered a secular job designed professional sound reinforcement systems for church by a company in Gulfport, Mississippi. My wife has urged me to consider it - anything to get out of the sink hole we're in now . . . I don't know - I just don't believe that's what God has in mind for me. I did consider leaving the ministry not too long ago, but your prayers and those of others got through and God revealed to me that quitting wasn't His plan for me. Maybe I'll have to go bi-vocational for a while until things pick up, I'm not sure at this point, but if the offerings don't come up quick, it will have to be in a couple of weeks or so. Heard today our bus guy and his wife are having troubles, perhaps financially - probably all the way around - I encouraged him to come by and see me this week - I hope he'll do it. Heard also that he's discouraged because my middle boy asked to work a bus route and he allowed him to, now my son is doing his job, so he's discouraged and they're thinking of leaving. If we lose one more family, there's not much we can do to stay afloat. . . twwhite@olp.net

Esther Dickey - Comfort for her in the death of her sister-in-law.

Healing for: Betty Davis, Wanda Spurlock, Ray Smith, Leon Pruet, Janis Chinn, Michael Powell, Tracey, Jeanie, Diane.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to need to be.

Posted 8-20-99:

Those affected by the severe earthquake in Turkey.

Praise Report (Patsy Dawson's brother): I'd like to extend a sincere "thank you" to everyone for their prayers and forwarding my original message on to people on their lists. I heard from quite a few people I didn't know with good information such as Web sites to visit for medical information and I was able to call a lady who had the flesh-eating bacteria twice. Talking with her gave us more confidence in the medical treatment my brother was receiving. My mother called this morning. It takes 72 hours to culture the bacteria and find out what antibiotics will kill it and also whether using the hyperbaric oxygen chamber would work. Some bacteria is killed by the rich oxygen, but some thrives on it. They determined that the kind my brother has would love oxygen. They said this morning that Ted has a rather common type of strep and that some of the exotic antibiotics that they started giving him yesterday after the first type wasn't working, were actually what he needed. My brother is already feeling better from the antibiotics doing their job. We still covet your prayers for continued healing and ask God to extend His rich blessings to you. Patsy.Dawson@foxinternet.net

Diana Hamilton shares:
My younger brother, Steve, had been stationed in Goldcoluck, Turkey and is missing. We received a call from his employer, Lockhead Martin, telling us there has been no word from him since the quake. They had 12 employees there but Steve was the only one "in the zone" and all others are accounted for. diana_a_d_praise@hotmail.com

Delmer Lawson asks:
Please pray for me as I am being besieged by a bout of very painful rheumatoid arthritis. Also continue to pray for the pulpit committee at our church which is seeking a pastor, hopefully before I retire on September 30th. of this year. delmerglawson@gbis.com

Don in Tucson asks:
A prayer request for a dear friend. Her mother had a stroke and ended up not able to move, talk or eat. She is on a feeding tube and is now having seizures almost weekly. Last week her X (Who has not paid a dime of ordered support in 3 years and lives across the country) filled for soul custody. He has had a drug & alcohol addiction and does not stand a chance, but now she has to hire a lawyer and deal with this on top of her mothers problems. Mom also lives in another state. Add to this sons who instead of helping constantly argue and fight with her, including hitting her once and you've got one stressed out lady! Please pray for peace on these issues in her life and for her to reconcile herself to God! Thank you all! bonzo222@uswest.net

Boneschild@aol.com asks:
I ask that my father Kenneth W. G. be forgiven his sins, find peace in the Lord, and if it is part of His plan that my father's health be restored. I also ask for everyones prayers for my emotional and physical health as I manage my own life and deal with my father's impending death. Dear Jesus, please guide me to the path of righteounous and make the answers clearer for me to understand.

Evelyn ask we pray:
That the Federal 9th Circuit Appellate Court will rule in favor of Ed DiLoreto in the case of his suit against Downey Unified School District for the schools refusal to post his sign of the Ten Commandments on an OPEN FORUM on a ballfield sign which the school asked Mr. DiLoreto to buy for $400. He didn't even call his sign the Ten Commandments. He called it "Pause and Think about these Principles to Live By" and then he listed what is commonly known to man as the Ten Commandments. The County Counsel and the State of Calif. Attorney General both said the sign was legal, but the school still refused to post it although they had already posted a sign from an ESP Palm Reader and from the Mason's. Just Aug. 17 the state of CA appeals court ruled against the 10 Commandments. Pray that the Federal Appeal Court will be favorable to the Ten Commandments. ENBradley@aol.com

Doris asks:
Please pray for a relative of mine who is going through a bad crisis due to an occurance at the job. Pray for mental and emotional healing.

Healing for: Betty Davis, Wanda Spurlock, Ray Smith, Leon Pruet, Janis Chinn, Jeanie, Diane.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to need to be.

Posted 8-19-99:

Praise Report from Debby Vance:
I have the most wonderful praise report!! I had asked for prayer for our finances, they were very grim. well God has given my husband a new job, where he is making twice his present salary. Yes, you heard right, his salary is doubling!!!!!! the man came to the house at 10:00 at night to offer my husband the job!!!!! PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!! Thank you's and hugs to all you who prayed!!!!! jerrydeb73@hotmail.com

Those affected by the severe earthquake in Turkey.

Patsy Dawson shares:
My youngest brother Ted was rushed to the hospital Monday afternoon in Dallas, TX with a very serious infection that started over the weekend. He was running 104 degree temperature and his abdomen was swollen and fiery red. They did exploratory surgery on him and said he had a serious infection that started from the outside and was working its way in. They removed a lot of fatty tissue and were trying to spare the muscle. It is not responding to treatment and they are now worried it might get into his hip bone. They are bringing in another specialist this evening. They do not know what it is or what caused it. The doctor has mentioned the flesh-eating bacteria and said it could even have started from a spider bite or an ingrown hair. My brother is in extreme pain, weak, and worried. I would appreciate prayers for him and if anyone knows anything about similar infections to email me directly if you don't mind giving my email address: patsy.dawson@foxinternet.net.

Jennifer - Need healing. JenniferMW@hotmail.com

Rev. Gerald Schelling - ...in intensive care again this morning. He is bleeding still, internally and they can't find the cause. Mom feels that he is giving up. He has had the opportunity to witness to several nurses, and to all of his immediate children. (there are some that may not be ready to go meet the Lord) I have been trying to remain close to Mom, as she will need the shoulder throughout this difficult time. And we both agree that with out the Lord, we couldn't begin to understand how those that are lost are able to cope. Your prayers are very special and appreciated.

Art shares:
My Daughter Kim has been practicing bulemia for over 15 years and cannot stop. (That is eating lots and either throwing up, or taking 50 to 75 laxatives daily.)She also has problems with her breast. She went in for a biopsy, to check out a lump, about 3 weeks ago and everything was good. But yesterday, she felt very sore and tired. She still has a bump in her breast but, her breast swelled up, to almost double the size of the other one. She called the Doctor,(that did the biopsy) and went in to see him.. They perscribed stong anti-biotics, because she had an infection going through her body from that breast. It also oozes blood, when squeezed. Friday she will be going back in for tests. She is the mother of 5 girls, ages 2 to 12. And is married. Please pray for Kim to be healed by God, or to find the correct problem and give the right treatment, to end this problem with her breast. And to pray for Kim to have a change of heart, not to depend on food for her comfort and her master, but to turn to Jesus, as her savior and make (only) Him the Lord and Master of her life and to give her His peace that surpasses all understanding. AJKUDER@aol.com

Healing for: Betty Davis, Wanda Spurlock, Ray Smith, Leon Pruet, Janis Chinn, Jeanie, Diane.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to need to be.

Posted 8-18-99:

Those affected by the severe earthquake in Turkey.

Tracy shares:
Yesterday I sent a prayer request of be being tired of burdens in my life. I wrote that during a low point.
Today I re-write that same poem, and keeping my eyes focused on Jesus. I am going to print this NEW poem and post it on my computer where I can see it at all times and keep these words in my heart and mind.
I give him my all.
I give him my worrying.
I give him my Mothers health.
I give him my health.
I give him my mother sufferings.
I give him my finances.
I give him my prayers that are awaiting answers.
I give him my stress in my life.
I give him my peace.
I give him my trying.
I give him my feelings.
I give him my heavy burdens at my job.
I give him my waking up each day to a new day in Christ.
With him I have peace.
With him I am Never Alone.
Peyton Boling - Fairview Baptist Church in Luttrell, TN, would like to ask you if you would forward this prayer request to any churches or individuals you would be able to reach. Little 2 year old Peyton Boling, has had a heart transplant at Vanderbilt Hospital and is in rejection of the heart. He is now on life support and being given plasma phoresis treatments to reduce the antibodies in his blood. If the treatments do not work this week, he will be taken off life support as he can only survive about 14 days on the machines that he is on. This is such a critical time for Peyton and his family - please forward this message to anyone you can think of that might offer a prayer for them. Fairview01@aol.com

Will Gasek shares:
I saw a single cry for help on a message board, which no one had answered. A woman who is trying to follow Jesus with a very young daughter is fearful of her Moslim husband. She has to hide everything concerning her faith because if her husband finds out about this---He has threated to take their daughter. She didn't say--But I'm sure what he meant would be out of the country.She said where she secretly attends the childrens church made her daughter a little crown and she was so proud to prance around singing---Yes Jesus loves me. Needless to say I broke in two as I read this as I am right now. I said I would put them anonimously up for prayer and ask our Father's will be done. Whatever that may be. He will know who she is. hiswill@bellsouth.net

John VanBruggen shares:
I have a prayer request. A few weeks ago the Lord told me to sell my house> I thought he wanted me to do this in order to cut expenses and to leave my job to go to college full time. I talked to the realitor and put my house on the market. 3 hours later I found out that my full time job, which I have been at for 5 years, was going to be eliminated along with 500 other positions. Of course I was happy that God had prepared me ahead of time for this. I knew in my heart I was to move on and made my decision to before the layoff was announced. The announcement was an obvious confirmation to me that I was on the right path. I just want prayer that God would continue to give us peace and strength and the needed finances to continue until He sends the right buyer for our house. I appreciate your prayers. vanbru@means.net

Anonymous - A few weeks ago I contacted you about my troubled daughter in confidence. Please list her for prayer tomorrow as it is her birthday. Please let this be the day that she really look at her life and makes the choice to start living for Him, with a total committment to stick with it.

Healing for: Betty Davis, Wanda Spurlock, Ray Smith, Leon Pruet, Janis Chinn.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to need to be.

Posted 8-17-99:

Those affected by the severe earthquake in Turkey.

Tracy shares:
The following is not a poem, its just me typing my thoughts into the computer as I try to let the pain flow out of my mind and onto the page. I try to stand firm on the Word, and know who I am in Christ, but I am just at a weak point right now and need prayer.
I'm tired.
I'm tired of worrying.
I'm tired of worrying about my Mothers health.
I'm tired of worrying about my health.
I'm tired of watching my mother suffer.
I'm tired of worrying about finances.
I'm tired of unanswered prayers.
I'm tired of constant stress in my life.
I'm tired of not having peace.
I'm tired of trying.
I'm tired of feeling useless.
I'm tired of heavy burdens at my job.
I'm tired of waking up each day to this continuing nightmare.
I'm tired of feeling alone.
mabalot@ponyexpress.net

Margi Spencer shares:
I just found out a dear friend's son is going through a divorce initiated by the wife. Not only is it displeasing to the Lord, there are two small children involved. My friend is quite concerned for both her son and the babies. Please join me in prayer for the peace of God to flood this family at this most difficult time. And for the Lord's will to prevail. The young man's name is Larry Farmer Jr. My friend's name is Helga Farmer. Gdsfavour@aol.com

Ken shares:
I have, in the past, sent in prayer requests, and have some updates that need further prayer: concerning my mother and father, Andy and Maria, they are still having marital troubles. I pray the Lord would soften each of their hearts towards Him and each other. Also, my co-workers daughter, Pam, who had an operation this Friday is recovering quite well (Praise God!), she needs prayer now b/c the doctors have discovered ovarian cancer, which resulted in a total hysterectomy. She will be undergoing chemotherapy for it. KRieder@Broyhillfurn.com

Mary (in GA) shares:
My brother and I have had a great burden for our unsaved loved ones, We are planning a family reunion for Oct.2nd of this year, my brother and i are going to use this time to talk to our lost brothes and sisters, and get them ready, but we decided last night while talking long distant that Oct. might not get here, so we are praying about how to approach them now, we are asking for God's guidance on this matter, so as not to seem pushy or scare them away. Please won't you help us pray about this burden. Nannynest@aol.com

Healing for: Betty Davis, Wanda Spurlock, Ray Smith, Leon Pruet, Janis Chinn.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to need to be.

Posted 8-16-99:

Update on Anthony's Mom from Mando Rodarte: Anthony says that the prayers are working because his mom is doing better. She has woken up and is able to move her arms and she is even speaking. He said that she recognizes cause she knew who he was when he went to see her this morning. I think they are now expecting her to make a complete recovery. (Original request: Would everyone please pray for Anthony's mom . . Anthony is a tech over at Kaiser Harbor City and his mom is at Harbor Bay Hospital. She went to Africa and got bit by a mosquito and now has malaria. I don't know if Anthony really knows the Lord.)Anthony says that the prayers are working because his mom is doing better. Mando.Rodarte@kp.org

Ken shares:
Please pray for my co-worker's daughter, Pam who is going in today (8-13-99) for an operation at 1:00pm. A cyst was found on her ovaries, removal of her gall bladder and appendix. Also, please pray for the possibility of a Bible study forming if the Management of our company will allow us to have it on company property during our lunch break. Pray that the Lord would work in the hearts of those in our company that don't know him, to be receptive to the idea. KRieder@Broyhillfurn.com

Joni shares:
Patricia is suicidal and unstable due to drug abuse. She was thinking of killing herself and her two youngest children. She says that the Lord has since come into her heart. She seems full of the joy of the Lord and is constantly talking about Him. However, she is still living in a common law relationship. I do not know what to say to her as I am unsure of her mental state. My husband says I should tell her straight that she is unsaved because her lifestyle is not going according to scripture. In my heart I feel that she is shedding layers of her old lifestyle bit by bit. I think to be too forthright with her at this time would be harmful. My husband is not her father (second hubby) and he obviously does not have the same feeling that I have for Patricia. I do not wish to compromise Gods word. I want to be able to talk to my daughter in a fitting manner. Please ask God to give me wisdom. Ask Him to heal Patricia completely and to remove her from this common law relationship so her relationship can fully develop with the Lord. If any one would like to answer me personally please e-mail me at:
JoniKalos@bc.sympatico.ca or drop by my chat room
http://homestead.com/christiancomfort/jeweljewel.html

Art shares an update on Dawn's condition:
She lost another 5 pounds this week and is down to 78 pounds and is 5ft 8 in. tall. Last night she lost her balance and hit her head and needed 14 stitches. Please pray for her. Also her husband needs prayers to soften his heart to encourage and do what he can to help her, instead of not talking to her. Dawn is on a emotional roller coaster ride from the seizures, to the cancer, and not having her husbands support. ajkuder@aol.com

Denise Bundy, The Christian Horseman's Association Ministry - We are in a period of Spiritual foreward movement within this international ministry. But we know that our enemy will come as a shining light, in our midst. We ask for discernment, His wisdom, and humility during this time period. I have been instructed to leave my position on the board of directors,. and those who direct this ministry must be Spirit led, fire for the Lord, saints. This is His ministry, founded by The Holy Spirit to do His will and we ask for protection and guidance during this transitional period and thereafter. pinto@lookingglass.net

Elizabeth asks:
Please pray for a sister in my church who was originally diagnosed with breast cancer but with our prayers her tumors disappeared. Now they have found cervical cancer. Shes been doing radiation and chemotherapy but the cancer is still there. She is a wonderful worker of the Lord in our church and she needs your prayers for encouragment and healing. Eaclizzy@aol.com

Gene asks:
Please pray for Pastor Chip Toth, who is in South America (Amazon). He is our pastor at Walnut Hill Community Church, Pittsford, New York. Please pray for safe travel, protection and health. whcc@frontiernet.net (Church email address)

Etta shares:
Well I wanted to write and let you know that my daughter Sue will go to Indianapolis Ind. Med center Tues. but she don't know what they plan on doing after she gets there. We will believe that she will not have cancer that the Lord has already done the healing, pray for her and her husband he is not well either, he had 4 bypasses in Jan and hasn't got over that yet. My husband has cancer and goes back Tues. for his treatment, so I can't go there to be with her , but I believe that we serve a wonderful Savior and he will take care of her and my husband too.

Please pray for my daughter, Charity, and my grandson, Joshua Aaron, who is 6 months old. Joshua was born on Jan 26th not breathing, and has suffered much brain trauma, loss of muscle coordination, and is having uncontrollable seizures as a result of it. The hospital advised Charity on Monday that she MUST make a decision by Thursday, August 12th, as to his future care. (Submitted by: Gdsfavour@aol.com )

Frances Spearman shares:
Please continue to pray for my husband, Johnny. The coronary heart disease he has will only get worse, not better. Pray for our financial needs also during this time, as we will have no income at all. I GO INTO THE ANDERSON HOSPITAL ON AUG. 26 & MY BACK SURGERY IS ON FRI. AUG. 27. I have a ruptured disc in my spine, scar tissue from previous surgery & a possible spur on my tailbone. The pain is getting progressively worse and I am still on pain meds every 4 hours to keep the pain level down some. I am trying not to get discouraged, for my husband's sake also. I will be glad when the surgery is over and I am better because I have been hurting for 8 months with this problem. God will give us STRENGTH AND FAITH for whatever is ahead of us. CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR PASTOR J.D. MORRIS, PASTOR OF BETH HAVEN BAPT. CHURCH IN DENVER, NC. Pastor Morris is progressing very well after the Stem Cell Transplant for Leukemia. He goes to the doctor for blood counts regularly to make sure they stay up. They have taken him off the blood-building shots he was taking. Pray that his blood count continues to stay up and that the Leukemia continues to STAY IN REMISSION. spearman@innova.net

Delmar G. Lawson shares:
Please continue to pray for our church (First Baptist Church of Hawthorne, Nevada) to secure a pastor, preferably before I retire on September 29th. The Pulpit Committee has a list of names, but we are in an isolated area where some pastors simply do not wish to come. Please continue to pray for my wife and I as we relocate back to California. We will be taking a $1,000 a month cut in pay, and it will be more difficult for us to get by, but we are trusting in our great God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ to see us through. He has promised to "supply ALL our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6. delmerglawson@gbis.com

Betty Davis - Needs liver transplant.

Leon - Experiencing continued pain in chest related to surgery. Still concerned about the possibility of strokes.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to need to be. I have a desire to go to many of the places the devotional is now going to do revivals or conferences. It may be that this is purely a selfish desire on my part. But if not please pray that God would begin to open the doors.

Posted 8-13-99:

Healing and comfort to those victims of violence and their families in Los Angeles who were shot at the Jewish community center in California.

Iletto Family (The slain postal worker in California.) - Comfort and peace.

Healing and comfort for those affected by the tornado in Salt Lake City.

cbengson@nmu.edu shares:
Carolyn is in a wheelchair and goes to collage,, she needs pray for bad headaches that she has all the time and help with her school classes, also need pray for my niece how had an anarisem and has been in a comma, she has two young children,, our friend bradd who has losthis job again and is homeless and we haven't heard from him for over a month. My sons eyes, problems from diabetes, Dees kidney and other propblems from diabetes. Her son and husband's sister's and heart proublems. My joint pain so I can continue being my daughter's care giver.

Stephanie and her husband - To find a good church home. The church home God wants for them.

Kim Roohr shares:
I would love for you and everyone to pray for my mother, she had open heart surgery a year ago but she will never be any stronger then she is now, she is only 58 and really pretty. I love her very much and I want her to be with me as long as our Heavenly father will let me. She always helps me when I get panic attacks and anxiety attacks. packerette@webtv.net

Don and Judy share:
I am requesting prayer for a very good friend named Jeane and her husband Jimmy. On Thursday of last week (7/29), Jimmy had a tumor removed from his neck that had shown melonoma cells when it had been biopsied about 2 weeks ago. On Friday, the doctor told Jeane & Jimmy that a spot appeared on the pre-op xray taken of Jimmy's lung. Tomorrow, Jimmy is having a CAT scan run to determine if this is a possible malignancy in his lung. Please pray for this special couple. They are committed Christians who have been married for 33 years. They have a wonderful testimony of God's power & grace in their lives as Jimmy underwent brain surgery just 5 years ago to help control seizures that he had suddenly began to experience. His survival from that surgery and the complete restoration of all function and mental abilities after that surgery is miraculous. Please pray for their physical, spiritual & emotional strength during this time, but also that if it be God's will, no other sign! That no sign of cancer will be found in Jimmy's lung or any where else in his body. (8/7) On Tues. of this week Jimmy had a CAT scan run and heard from the doctors that they believe the spot to be "Primary Lung Cancer." Jimmy has never smoked or lived in the house with smokers. The doctors have told him that this is not melonoma. Yesterday Jimmy & Jeane traveled to Emory University for a highly qualified team of doctors to study his tests, xrays, etc. and develope a treatment plan. Please continue to pray for this couple. God bless, Judy. dgamble001@sprintmail.com

Juanita Coffey Family - Comfort and Peace (Services today.)

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to need to be. I have a desire to go to many of the places the devotional is now going to do revivals or conferences. It may be that this is purely a selfish desire on my part. But if not please pray that God would begin to open the doors.

Posted 8-12-99:

Healing and comfort to those victims of violence and their families in Los Angeles who were shot at the Jewish community center in California.

Iletto Family (The slain postal worker in California.) - Comfort and peace.

Healing and comfort for those affected by the tornado in Salt Lake City.

sewriter@email.msn.com asks:
Please pray for Shirley, whose cancer tumor is still growing.

Marlys shares:
I am at a crossroad in my own life.What ever I do, I will need courage,faith,strength... We need prayer for healing in our marriage. 41 yrs there WAS abuse.Now we are dealing with the ripples from the big waves/wake of thise stormy years. our daughter is VERY angry with me. kids are taking sides.is so painful.They side with their dad he was abusive to me.is a normal thing I know from my counselling. for kids to blame the parent who ALLOWED ,did NOT protect them OR self.Life is not fair and neither are kids..he even asks "why do you think the kids are on MY side?They are not stupid.They know you." Is a messy life here he is ill hepatitisC and heart attack sept.98.I talk too much . I am getting good counsel excellent support just NONE from family except the 29 yr old son. he tries to be neutral 2 yrs ago my son was held at gunpoint for 25min. He was working for a cab co. One driver was angry, and my son has not forgotten how close he came to becoming a statistic.He is 29,& has since bought a gun. My son is quite concerned that guy will find him. m_g_kehrli@email.msn.com

Mando asks:
Would everyone please pray for Anthony's mom . . Anthony is a tech over at Kaiser Harbor City and his mom is at Harbor Bay Hospital. She went to Africa and got bit by a mosquito and now has malaria. I don't know if Anthony really knows the Lord. Mando.Rodarte@kp.org

Tsbabe@aol.com asks:
I wonder if you could pray for us about our finances. There were some problems w/ my husband's business and it fell thru. They are foreclosing on some property we own on the 30th. I was told that if this property doesn't sell for enough to cover the debt, they may be able to come after our home. We have talked to a lawyer and he suggested bankruptcy. Does any one know any scriptures pertaining to this? I'm not sure how Christians should deal w/ bankruptcy. Thank you for all your prayers.

Douglas Bass - Success in teaching two classes at the University of St. Thomas. dbass@stthomas.edu

Suzanne shares:
To update you on my son Jason. He was remanded by the courts after MUCH deliberation over MANY weeks to a sober living home. I think God was mightly at "work" becauce there were many who felt that he should go to prison, for his hard core drug use and dealing, from their point of view. The final authority rests with God. I give Him the Glory for all brranch@bendnet.com

Greg Bentley shares:
Please pray that I can find deliverence from my addiction/spirtual problem with pornagraphy. I feel that I get enslaved to this sin even as a believer in Jesus Christ. I became a Christian in 1994 but cannot seem to have victory, I have been involved with this sin since I was 14 years old, I am now 37. Please ask the Lord to show me and help me out of this dispair. gregbently@juno.com

Darlene Morse - I have polio and am paralyzed from the head down leaving me totally dependent on other people for everything. My goal is purchasing an 8GB hard drive, DragonDictate voice activated software and hardware that will allow me to control things such as lights, ac, and television with DragonDictate. (Submitted by: Steven Michael Keppel )

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to need to be. I have a desire to go to many of the places the devotional is now going to do revivals or conferences. It may be that this is purely a selfish desire on my part. But if not please pray that God would begin to open the doors.

Posted 8-11-99:

Healing and comfort to those victims of violence and their families in Los Angeles who were shot yesterday at a Jewish community center.

Tracy shares update:
Please continue to pray for my Mother (Virginia) who has cancer in her spine. Your Prayers are a blessing in our Family, and I know the Lord has his hand on her. She hasn't had to take a pain pill for 4 days, a true miracle in itself, Glory to God. We continue to keep our eyes focused on Jesus our Healer, and ask that the cancer in her body be dried up by its roots and cast out, never to return. God Bless each of you for remembering us in your prayers, they are greatly appreciated. mabalot@ponyexpress.net - ICQ: 256121

Connie asks:
Please pray today for little Walker Henderson. He will be having surgery at 12:00 Atlanta time. Pray that the baby makes it through the surgery and that his lungs are healed so he can breathe on his own. cwallace@ebsco.com

Margi Spencer asks:
Please pray for my friend Karen Buck's infant grandson, Joshua, who is having severe congenital health problems from birth. Thank you....the Lord bless you all, prayer warriors! GdsFavour@aol.com

Sheila shares an update:
I wanted to thank you all for praying for me considering the reguest for grad school. I believe God is helping me. I decided to talk and listen to Gods leading in my life again. Before I was just trying to do the things of God, but I wasn't waiting for Gods response back to me. I believe God is answering me and giving me hope. I turned to proverbs 6 down until verse 5 especially verses 2 and 3, which were directly for me. Its nice to know God confirmed my situation, as xtians we believe on faith but its neat when God actually tells us he hears our prayers and knows our situations. Then I talked to the dean of education today and she sounded like a nice person and she gave me hope to pursue this through an appeal. Then today I rented the movie, "Patch Adams." the storyline sort of sounds like mine and my personality and I feel God allowed me to watch this today to give me hope for my grad situation. In the end Patch does get reinstated back into medical school. And my friend who graduated in my department at school now works in my agency and she is encouraging me and helping me with what to say at my appeal. So I have hope I will get back into grad school. I just hope I can word my appeal right and deliver it with confidence. So thanks for your concern and your prayers. sheilam@monmouth.com

Ron Cusano shares:
Myself, and a dear Brother in Messiah, who happens to be a Jewish Believer, and my mentor, have been locked in spiritual combat with a cult of Jews that claim to believe, yet preach that we must keep the law, and that Christ did not fulfill all of the law. Their views are leading themselves and others to the pits of hell. Please hold Marty Fromm and myself up in prayer, and pray a hedge of protection around us. trader@topbarter.com

Margaret A. Ferrarone shares:
My daughter, Sara - 12 , will be having Spinal Fusion surgery on August 27, first thing. This will correct the scoliosis that she suffers from and will allow her to get out of the scoli jacket that she hates. It is major surgery though and she will be in the hospital for 7 - 10 days. Margaret.Ferrarone@usa.xerox.com

Delmar G. Lawson shares:
Please continue to pray for our church (First Baptist Church of Hawthorne, Nevada) to secure a pastor, preferably before I retire on September 29th. The Pulpit Committee has a list of names, but we are in an isolated area where some pastors simply do not wish to come. Please continue to pray for my wife and I as we relocate back to California. We will be taking a $1,000 a month cut in pay, and it will be more difficult for us to get by, but we are trusting in our great God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ to see us through. He has promised to "supply ALL our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6. delmerglawson@gbis.com

Wanda Spurlock - Cancer.

Juanita Coffey Family - Comfort and peace.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to need to be. I have a desire to go to many of the places the devotional is now going to do revivals or conferences. It may be that this is purely a selfish desire on my part. But if not please pray that God would begin to open the doors for me.

Posted 8-10-99:

Juanita Coffey Family - Comfort and peace.

Etta shares:
I have daughter in Paris Ill. who(they think) has cancer,she will go in to the hosp. in Indianopolis,Ind 17th of this mo. She is christian and beleives in healing, pray for her and her husband, also my son who has just starting to preach but the devil puts so much in his way that it has been hard on him, his father was a Assembly of God minister went to be with the Lord in 63 . My son is in the Baptist faith and he preaches every where he can so keep him in your prayers. bileta@webtv.net

Wanda Spurlock - Has cancer and is very discouraged.

Tony asks:
Pray for Emma Lemons she is very sick
jtvcbt@kih.net

Larry Heard asks:
Our daughter Amy called tonight. She is expecting our third grandchild in Sept/Oct? Her Doctor is asking her to rest as much as possible as the amniotic fluid is low (sounds like a mechanical problem almost). Anyhow, being as she has a very active 2 year old son, Ann is headed to Tyler on Tuesday to babysit, cook, wash, etc. and let Amy go to bed for a week or so as the Dr. has advised. We would appreciate your prayers for Ann, Amy, grandson Jack and the expected granddaughter during this next month. The Dr. wants her to carry the pregnancy at least another 4 weeks. topotx@nts-online.net

KRieder@Broyhillfurn.com asks:
Please pray for my mother and father, Andrew and Maria, they are having trouble with their marriage, and are without Christ. Kim Jewel shares:
Please pray for my mom she was at the carwash washing the boat from the inside and stepped out of the boat and slipped! She hit her head on the concrete wall and then landed on her back and it instantly broke her wrist. My dad took her to the ER where they spent 6 hours running tests. She is very babdy brusied and her wrist is broken very severely, she went in for surgery and they put in pins and then a cast. She is home now but in alot of pain. The pain medication they give her makes her throw up. They also told her because of her age (65) the bones may not heal well. I'm asking that you stand with me in prayer of Healing and the Pain to stop for my mom. kim@aamstrand.com

Sheila shares:
I have been terminated from grad school. But I can appeal it and I will. I don't know why God allowed me down this road. but I had all my classes finished with A's and B"s and all I needed was to finish my thesis and take the test. I know all things work for good, maybe it's not that I do get reinstated, but God had another good for me. I just feel bad that I worked this hard for 6 years with no degree. sheilam@monmouth.com

Helene shares an urgent need in her life:
I am presently, in pre-foreclosure and presently am working on a loan to save our home. Ed, please pray that the Lord will move this mountain for my Mom and I, and that the loan will be approved and go through. I have to have payment of $3,600 to the mortgage co. by Aug. 18th. The two guys at the mortgage co. are Christian. Praise God. I will do what God wants me to do -- I will follow His path of what He wants me to do from now on and forever. I will die for my God. angelgabriel@webtv.net

Marc & Laura Cimmino share about a friend's son:
Alex is nine years old and is afflicted with ulcerative colitis. He is in the hospital and has lost so much blood he has needed transfusions. The decision is being made as to whether or not Alex will undergo surgery. This is an urgent case that needs your immediate and fervent prayers.

Anonymous - I just wanted to let you all know that one of our sisters is very ill and in desperate need of your prayers. Kelly is not feeling well these days, and the doctor's can't figure out what is wrong with her. She is only 25 years old. She is married and has 2 children. They are tested her for a stoke and they definetely think that she has nerve damage in her brain. Please pray for her health and the strength for her family to get through this. She is a very close friend of mine and a lot of people are worried about her. Thank you sisters.. Her email address is don-kelly@mediaone.net

Mike Manley - I will be in surgery at 10:30 am, Central Standard Time, on Tuesday morning. Sorry for such short notice, but the doctor wasn't sure until this morning that I was indeed going to need surgery and informed me of it just today. I am getting my gall bladder removed netman31@ezl.com

Betty Davis - Needs liver transplant.

Janis Chinn - (Update) Surgery went well only a small amount of lymph involvement. (8-9-99)Surgery Monday for Cancer that has returned.

Leon Pruet - Has been released from hospital and will complete recovery period at home.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to need to be. I have a desire to go to many of the places the devotional is now going to do revivals or conferences. It may be that this is purely a selfish desire on my part. But if not please pray that God would begin to open the doors for me.

Posted 8-8-99:

Juanita Coffey - (Update) Just had a call that Juanita has possibly had a stroke or heart attack. (8-6-99) She is elderly, in a nursing home, and a great saint of God. Her physical health appears to be deteriorating but her mind is still very clear. Please pray for the improvement of her physical health and encouragement for her.

Betty Davis - Needs liver transplant.

Linda Kotek shares:
Please pray for my son Dustin. He has learning disabilities, and is a very personable person, but has no friends. The last time I asked for prayer, the next day he made a new friend, but the friend turned out to be a boy who was trouble. He was sent away and now my son is lonely again, but realizes that the boy was trouble. Please pray for the boy and my son. Also please pray for my daughter. She is beautiful, but developed psorhrisis that is out of control several years ago and just recently develop a problem where she coughs and throws up all the time. lkotek@flash.net

Selma Evans shares:
My tests are bad. Blood work keeps going down. txfranni@aol.net

Cody Turpin (2yrs old) - On Sunday July 25th while my mommy was cutting the grass on a riding lawn mower, I was playing on my battery operated motorcycle, I decided to sneak up on my mommy and go in front of her, My mommy didn't see me and hit my motorcycle with her lawn mower causing me to flip through the air and land with my left arm under the mower, the blade wrapped around my arm, almost severing it. I got to ride in a helicopter to Grady Memorial Trauma Center in Atlanta where the Doctors did 3 surgeries trying to reattach my arm, I am asleep all the time on a ventilator in the pediatric ICU. Cody may not be able to keep his arm, doctors may have to remove it at the elbow (Submitted by: Lette shalom1@penn.com )

Sue shares:
I am requesting prayer for my son-in-law, Bob, today..he is having a very minor surgery this afternoon (Friday). Pray for him in this, but most of all, I request prayer for his salvation..and for his deliverance from an alcohol problem..such a good man, but needs the Lord, and needs deliverance! rddeline@rural-net.com

Ryan McCoy shares and update:
Loukisha, my wife, is still in alot of pain, she also has torn ligaments in her shoulder and neck. We are standing in faith in God that she will be completely healed very very soon. Thanks for your prayers, they are well needed, and appreciated. rcmccoy@hotmail.com

Anita Rundell asks:
Pray that I find a roommate. I still haven't found one yet. I really need one for financial reasons. Pray that God will lead the right person to me. (Anita is living in Nashville now.) anita@salvation.com

Anonymous - My sister, Opal, is going thru a lot of inner struggles and turmoils. She is a Christian. Has a singing ministry to care homes, senior centers, single groups, and at church. She also has her own Home Health Care buisness. She says God is really dealing with her on her temper , anger, and feeling of everyone against her or out to get her. I knew she was hot tempered like our dad but did not know all the rest. She has carried hurts and grudges since childhood which surprised me. She has started to talk to me about a lot of stuff ( I'm the oldest of 6) and I need your prayers also to help her. I have always looked up to her for who she is and what she has done with her life, so this is all new to me. I 'm the quiet , reserved one, whos done nothing but teach childrens Bible classes for 46 years. Please pray for us.

pastors@usa.net shares:
Just rcvd a message from the mother of a 1 year old his name is Jaden Riddle and he is 1 year old. His mother says that he has rcvd 2nd degree burns to his eys, back, face, neck, lungs and chest.

Bessie Hunnicutt - Cancer.

Janis Chinn - Surgery Monday for Cancer that has returned.

Keiv Spare - Appears to need deliverance and salvation.

Leon Pruet - Has swelling in lower legs and feet. Some bleeding has returned. (Has had bypass, two heart valves and pacemaker replaced.).

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to need to be. I have a desire to go to many of the places the devotional is now going to do revivals or conferences. It may be that this is purely a selfish desire on my part. But if not please pray that God would begin to open the doors for me.

Posted 8-6-99:

Pastor Reuben M.Sathiyaraj shares:
I humbly request you all to uphold a brother in Christ named CHANDER, who has recently converted from a orthodox hindu family, met with an accident and having sever fracture in his right side ribs and having blood clots near the kidneys. His wife NALINI and 3 young childern are in tears as they being ridiculed by their parents for leaving the hindu religion and accepted Christ. His mother directly rebuked him that this accident is a curse from their gods and goddesses because he turned his back to them. They are poor and just expecting the Lord to perform miracles to pay the hospital bills. It is really a crucial and testing time for their new found faith. As a Pastor I am doing my level best to encourage them by Word and deed. I will appreciate your valuable prayer and any kind of support. I will pass all your e-mails to him. truth@bgl.vsnl.net.in

Truth (A Music Ministry Group) - Please pray for our protection, for our financial needs to be met, and to always be found where God is pleased with us.

Mando Rodarte - We just started an inner city church in Fontana. Mando.Rodarte@kp.org

Leslie Gilbert asks:
Please pray for the Georgia Baptist Convention Sons of Jubal. The Sons of Jubal is an organization of ministers of music in Georgia. We are going to Alaska beginning Monday. While there we will sing for the annual Alaska Baptist Convention, do door to door survey and witnessing for different churches and sing concerts each evening. gabaplg@planttel.net

Tim Witt shares several requests and an update: I have a praise offering to share as well as some prayer requests. First of all, my Dad's doctor said all indications are that he got all the cancer during surgery! I appreciate the intercession of many on your list as well as for yourself. tnmgr@yahoo.com

(Tim) my uncle, Artis Brantley, had a lung removed today due to cancer. He also had some questionable looking lymph nodes removed. tnmgr@yahoo.com

(Tim) Chris Myers, 21, who lives somewhere in our area around Knoxville was involved in a motorcycle accident within the past few days. My friend who requested that I remember him doesn't know about his soul. Is in a coma, but is responding by gripping his Mother's hand. tnmgr@yahoo.com

(Tim) Mr. Tilley of the area has lung cancer. Was being tested today to see if it had spread. The doctor had told the family he wouldn't do surgery if it had spread. Surgery wasn't done, but I don't know the prognosis. tnmgr@yahoo.com

(Tim) I don't live within the city limits of Knoxville, but I do live in Knox County, Tennessee. The city is having an election for Mayor during the latter part of September. I'd like for everyone on your list to pray that the voters will seek God's will as to how they vote. We have the current mayor, former mayor, and a city councilman in this non-partisan election. A lot rides on the outcome of the election and without God in the midst, bad things could happen to the city and the area. tnmgr@yahoo.com

(Tim) I need your prayers as I seek to find God's will in my life regarding a soul mate. I'm a licensed minister and an ordained deacon within the Baptist faith. My marriage ended unexpectedly a few years ago as Satan sneaked in and got control of her mind. I'm having a difficult time meeting Christian ladies who have high moral standards in my age group. I'm almost 42. tnmgr@yahoo.com

Maxine - Chest pains.

Bessie Hunnicutt - Cancer.

Jan - Cancer has returned.

Juanita Coffey - She is elderly, in a nursing home, and a great saint of God. Her physical health appears to be deteriorating but her mind is still very clear. Please pray for the improvement of her physical health and encouragement for her.

Keiv Spare - Appears to need deliverance and salvation.

Leon Pruet - Has swelling in lower legs and feet. Some bleeding has returned. (Has had bypass, two heart valves and pacemaker replaced.).

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to need to be. I have a desire to go to many of the places the devotional is now going to do revivals or conferences. It may be that this is purely a selfish desire on my part. But if not please pray that God would begin to open the doors for me.

Posted 8-5-99:

Keiv Spare - Appears to need deliverance and salvation.

Maxine Alexander - Chest pains.

Bessie Hunnicutt - Cancer.

Jan - Cancer is back.

Delmer G. Lawson shares:
Please pray for my church. I am 67 years old and my health is deteriorating; therefore, have had to resign the pastorate here. They are a wonderful group of believers at this First Baptist Church of Hawthorne, Nevada. Please pray that God will send the right man to take over the pastorate. The church is in its 57th. year, and has been a lighthouse for God in this community for all of this time. delmerglawson@gbis.com

Carmen shares:
Please pray for my 13 year old son who is struggling with pornagraghy. we are in warfare with this spirit and need other believers to interseed with us. we have limit his time out of the home and search him as he comes back in the house. we feel terrible doing this but this is the only way we could stop him from bringing any porno junk in and exposing his younger siblings. please pray with us that he may be strengthen and over come this spirit. deliac@esn.net

Tsbabe@aol.com - Please pray for the Lord to guide us in the right direction for our lives and finances.

Pam Mitchell shares:
I need to know if The Lord would have me take a new job offer? I am new to the job market as a single mom and I have not done real well in the area of providing for my family. I need God's direction. pamm@nettally.com

Mary Gabbert asks:
Please continue to pray for my Mother, Virginia who has cancer in her spine. She is in a lot of pain, and coughs frequently. We plead the precious blood of Jesus over her to Heal her from this disease. Also please pray for me, her son Tracy. I am her only caregiver and its tearing me apart to watch her suffer. I am a worrier to begin with, and I fear I am wrecking my health with grief over her sufferings. Please pray for her healing and for my peace of mind. mabalot@ponyexpress.net

Raymond Brother asks:
Please Pray for Tyler Fuller and His family in the USA. They need it right NOW!!! 7 year old boy, Tyler Fuller & his Mom were going to get ice cream when some man came flying back down his driveway and hit them broadside pushing them into a telephone pole. The little boy did not have a heartbeat or breathing when paramedics arrived. They were able to bring him back, but he has massive internal injuries and his brain had begun to swell real bad last night August 3. Please pray for him and his whole family and for the man who so recklessly hit them."

Leon Pruet - Was moved to extended care yesterday afternoon! (Update 8-4-99)Continues to improve and may be moved to extended care closer to home as early as Thursday. (Update 8-3-99) Bleeding appears to have stopped (Another result of your prayers) and may be able to go home Friday or Saturday. (Update - 8-2-99) Surgery went well. Had small problem Friday afternoon with bleeding from catheter and blood clots had to be removed which was very painful. Continues to improve. (Orginal request:) Surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday morning, July 28. Will have heart bypass, two valves replaced (Aortic and Mitral), and pacemaker replaced. The surgery will be in Oklahoma City at Integris Baptist Medical Center. (Leon Pruet is my Father-in-law - Ed Wrather)

Posted 8-4-99:

Keiv Spare - Appears to need deliverance and salvation.

Danny (6 yrs. old) - He has fought with cancer all of his life. Today, he is once again losing the battle, there are medical choices to be made in terms of treatment nothing circumvents the great physician. A miracle is needed, but most priority is God in Christ glorified. AlCar3953@aol.com

Margie Smith asks:
For a friend at work. Her Mom, Martha Kessler, just had a stroke she is 77 years old, there is other problems with an ulcer they think. She is in Rochester General Hospital. smithm@geneseo.edu

Pam asks:
URGENT!!!! Please pray for my adopted daughter Nichole. She is pregnant and started having complications today and they think she may loose the baby. Please e-mail prayers to me and I will send them to her! pcross@snowcrest.net

Mary Smith asks:
when Paula goes for tests on her colon that there will be NO sign of cancer. That whatever is causing problems is something easily taken care of. mrsredhead@carol.net

Tarrina asks:
Please pray for me,I am still feeling really sick,coughing really bad,and can hardly catch my breath.thank you,and GOD BLESS YOU.I have been to the doctor and they still dont know what is going on.I have had breathing tests done and at first the Dr. thought it might be asthma or that the air ways were restricting and having spasms but to this day they still do not know. tarrina@earthlink.net

Verne asks:
I ask for prayer for my 28 year old son that years ago turned his back on the Lord. Eric is living a life of deep depression, despondency and alcohol. He has agreed to go to a Christian counselor, whom he likes, but is still adamant that there is no Jesus. I covet the prayers of the saints for God's work in Eric's life. Only the Lord can return him to the path of the cross. Thank you and God's blessings.... terryk@trib.com

Pam shares:
7 year old boy, Tyler Fuller & his Mom were going to get ice cream when some man came flying back down his driveway and hit them broadside pushing them into a telephone pole. The little boy did not have a heartbeat or breathing when paramedics arrived. They were able to bring him back, but he has massive internal injuries and his brain had begun to swell real bad last night. Please pray for he and his whole family and for the man who so recklessly hit them.

Sheila shares:
For everyone who prayed for my cousin Bernie, he died last night in his sleep. I feel guilt and remorse because I intended to have a friend pray for healing for him and I kept putting it off only because I was afraid of any ridicule my family would give me. That fear of man thing is something isn't it? Embarrassed about God. And I am so guilty of it. I wrote him a letter a few months back with verses I believe God gave me but I never really came out and asked him if he wanted to be saved. I hope and pray he is in heaven now. Thanks for all your prayers. sheilam@monmouth.com

Ryan McCoy shares:
Please pray for my wife, she was in a bad car accident yesterday. Her and a sister in the lord were rear-ended badly. They didn't find any fractures, but her back, neck, and left shoulder are bad. They had to take her to the hospital in an ambulance. However, I am standing in faith in our Lord Jesus, that she will recover quickly, and that there will not be any permanent problems. Please stand in faith with me on that, and please also pray for the driver in the car she was in, that she too heals quickly. I must fully rely on God....please pray that I keep my focus on Jesus, and for peace in my heart and mind! rcmccoy@hotmail.com

Mary Gabbert shares:
I am in adversity with government agencies right now. Social security stated they overpaid me 9 years ago more than $600.00. I went and showed proof this was an error. They began an investigation. I received a letter yesterday. They now state the money they with held in May, the $653.00. Somehow I cashed that anyway. Along with a sum of $13,000.00 they want repaid. I had a seizure as I am epileptic and stress puts me over.
There are domestic things going on with my ex-husband and I now have malignant high blood pressure. I am under a test and look to God to be the rock who does not forsake me. Please give my petition strength and pray with me for righteous salvation and peace in Jesus. mgabbert@bellsouth.net

Leon Pruet - Continues to improve and may be moved to extended care closer to home as early as Thursday. (Update 8-3-99) Bleeding appears to have stopped (Another result of your prayers) and may be able to go home Friday or Saturday. (Update - 8-2-99) Surgery went well. Had small problem Friday afternoon with bleeding from catheter and blood clots had to be removed which was very painful. Continues to improve. (Orginal request:) Surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday morning, July 28. Will have heart bypass, two valves replaced (Aortic and Mitral), and pacemaker replaced. The surgery will be in Oklahoma City at Integris Baptist Medical Center. (Leon Pruet is my Father-in-law - Ed Wrather)

Posted 8-3-99:

Gene asks:
Please pray for complete healing for Megan Markus. Please pray for strength for Pat and her family. Please pray for peace, comfort, understanding and strength to help them thru this. Please, please send cards of encouragement to them. Show her she has christian brothers and sisters who care.
Pat Markus E-MAIL: markus@netacc.net
Her address is:
Pat & Megan Markus
777 Garsney Rd.
Fairport, New York 14450

BELLENSC@aol.com asks:
Pray for healing of Linda's body.

jimmoore@frontiernet.net asks:

Jean Moore in her 80's. She was recently put in a nursing home (Meadsville, PA.) with her husband. She wandered off at 8am 7/30/99 and they still can't find her. Please pray for her safe return. (Has been found but now hospitalized.)

sjbreon@juno.com asks:
Rachel Leuck, age 83, Please pray for healing...she has liver problems.

Vickie - Healing.

Nancy Reindl shares:
I have two Nieces whose children are suffering much, and are in danger of dying. Last year you prayed for little Hector who was diagnosed with Leukemia, after 1 1/2 years of treatments, he was doing much better, however, recently, his parents were told the cancer is starting to spread through his little body. Hector is now 5 years old. My Niece Marilyn and her husband Hector are pretty devastated, and so is my sister Migdalia - They do not know the Lord!
I have another niece, her name is Michelle. Three months ago Michelle gave birth to a beautiful little boy named Sean. Sean spent most of his life in the hospital having all types of heart and lung surgeries. He is now home with all sorts of hook-ups. Michelle and my sister Rosario don't believe God cares about them or little Sean, neither do their husbands. They are too far away for me to visit, please pray for miracles in both those families. reindln@ix.netcom.com

HAngel1@aol.com asks:
PLEASE pray for Austin, who was born July 8. He weighed 5 lbs 3 oz. when he was born. Austin quit breathing and turned blue. They called 911 and he was life flighted to the Hospital in Cleveland where he was in full arrest when he got there. He is now in a coma and on machines. They are hoping to be able to take him off the machines by Tuesday, and start getting him ready for surgery. He has 2 heart defects which have to be corrected or he definitely will not survive. But they are also concerned about his chances of surviving surgery.

Debbie shares:
This week started off with a BANG! The devil was at work. Our church is so strong and growing and we have a great preacher, with a great family and our church family couldn't be better. We have a church full of wonderful, loving people that live for the Lord and strive to please him and it is just perfect----I THOUGHT. There is a family in our church that is being led by the devil. They are trying to start vicious lies about other church members, and causing a lot of problems for some wonderful people in our church, some of these being my family, the other, my pastor and his family. In turn, I wanted revenge, I wanted the situation taken before the deacons in our church and this "BAD" family kicked out of our church. It has been hard for me not to take matters into my own hands this past week, but I turned it over to the Lord and asked for his guidance. My intentions today were to go to church and tell everyone that I could about this and who the people were. Last night, as I was trying to decide what Veggie Tale video I was going to use for children's church today, "Are You My Neighbor?" kept standing out. If your not familiar with it, it is based on Leviticus 19: 18. This morning, I just couldn't bring myself to get ready for church, I really did not want to go and I told my husband that the Devil was working on me, but then I was crying and praying and I finally told him and my son to go on and I would be there as soon as I got ready. Then I sat down and got the video at the right place, and checked the verse in my Bible and I read Leviticus 19: 15-18 and I realized that it wasn't Satan working on me, it was the Lord and through me preparing for Children's Worship, He got His message through to me. I really wanted to be that "talebearer" today, but I am proud to say, that I recognized who was speaking to me and what he was saying and was even able to use my situation this week as an example to my children's church. And I am stronger for this "trial" this week and I will continue to pray for the family that has Satan working on them. I may have been in the valley this week and the climb to the top was rough, but the feeling on top of the mountain was worth it all! PLEASE PRAY FOR SATAN TO BE REBUKED AND BOUND FROM THIS FAMILY AND OUR CHURCH! DebbieD90@aol.com

Helene Cullen asks:
Please pray for my friend Arnold who lives in MS. Pray that he has funds to meet his mortgage and other utility needs. He is in need of prayer of what God's will is for him. Please ask the Lord to help him.
Also, please pray for my Mom and I. We are three months behind in our mortgage and are now in pre-foreclosure. Please pray for God's will. Ask the Lord if He will please guide me, and show me the way to pay $3,600 for the mortgage plus cost of check and mailing by August 18th. I truly need guidance from God. angelgabriel@webtv.net

sheilam@monmouth.com asks:
Pray for Lil, pastor`s wife, that she will know God in an intimate way.

fred@insmark.com asks:
Please pray for my wife who is 9mos pregnant and has been diagnosed with toxemia. Pray that she and my son get through this ok, and that he is born whole and with no defects.

AngelSea1@aol.com asks:
My Dad George has cancer, and is in the hospital right now, very sick, and depressed. He is not saved, please pray for his salvation.

David Parnell shares:
All this week Naomi has been having stomach pains dnapar@mississippi.net

Sherri asks:
I would like to ask everyone to include my daughter and her newborn son in your prayers. Nathanial was born 10 weeks early and weighs 2 pounds 5 ounces..Now we found out the little guy has 2 holes in his heart. He seems to be doing well at the moment ..although they have started him on medication because of the "dips" in his heart rate. My daughter and husband had tried for almost 8 years before God blessed them with their son. They named him Nathanial because it means "God's Gift". Please ask eveyone to include them in their prayers and Thank you Sherri252

Franni asks:
A dear friend of mine, Les Fambrough, has lung cancer. He has to have radiation everyday for 6 weeks and one day each week he'll have chemo and radiation. Please pray for healing for him. And for strength for his wife. I thank you so much. Txfranni@aol.com

Anonymous - A 20 year old young lady that has been and still is dealing with several addictions: alcohol, sex, drugs, compulsive lying, lesbianism, theft, nudity--the list goes on. Just pray that God will give her the strength to pull herself out of the depths of the "Hell" she's living in, convict her of His will and guide her toward the life He wants for her.

Helen asks:
Thanks to all of you who prayed for my husband. He fell 12' to his feet on concrete in March. He had surgery 3 days later. he is doing much better. He is in physical therapy 3 times per week. We hope he can go back to work the end of August. He still cannot get a shoe on and he has had problems with the incision coming open in a couple of spots and draining. sometimes it looks as though it will come open again and drain. His sick leave will be up at the end of this month. If he doesn't get back to work he could lose his job. Also my son has a herniated disk in his lower spine. he has not been able to work since January. Please pray for me. I need God's direction in my life. I want to be the best Christian I can be. helen1234@webtv.net

Pastor Reuben M. Sathiyaraj shares:
We are in need of prayer partners to join with us to interceed for the 65 thousand ragpickers and 50 thousand street children of Bangalore City to be reached with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in word and deed. The forces of darkness are opposing us strongly and to discourage us in many ways that we should not go forth in this unique ministry. We know the power of united prayer, and henceforth seeking the prayer partners. To know more about our ministries and get the prayer points please email us at: truth@bgl.vsnl.net.in.
Keiv Spare - Needs salvation and deliverence. Received email from him which states in part: "I would rather explore the universe through out of body experience and speak to the spirits than have someone tell me that it is wrong or isn't true or that I can't do it."

AlCar3953@aol.com shares:
Danny/ a six year child. He has fought with cancer all of his life. Today, he is once again losing the battle, there are medical choices to be made in terms of treatment nothing circumvents the great physician.

Ryan McCoy shares:
Please pray for my wife, she was in a bad car accident yesterday. Her and a sister in the lord were rear-ended badly. They didn't find any fractures, but her back, neck, and left shoulder are bad. They had to take her to the hospital in an ambulance. However, I am standing in faith in our Lord Jesus, that she will recover quickly, and that there will not be any permanent problems. Please stand in faith with me on that, and please also pray for the driver in the car she was in, that she too heals quickly. I must fully rely on God....please pray that I keep my focus on Jesus, and for peace in my heart and mind! rcmccoy@hotmail.com

Leon Pruet - (Update) Bleeding appears to have stopped (Another result of your prayers) and may be able to go home Friday or Saturday. (Update - 8-2-99) Surgery went well. Had small problem Friday afternoon with bleeding from catheter and blood clots had to be removed which was very painful. Continues to improve. (Orginal request:) Surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday morning, July 28. Will have heart bypass, two valves replaced (Aortic and Mitral), and pacemaker replaced. The surgery will be in Oklahoma City at Integris Baptist Medical Center. (Leon Pruet is my Father-in-law - Ed Wrather)

Posted 8-2-99:

Mabalot asks:
Please pray for me to break the generational curse of CANCER from my family. My Grandmother died from Cancer, My Dad died from leukemia, My Mother currently has cancer, and I plead the blood of Jesus over myself and my sister and her family that we break this curse of Cancer NOW in the name of Jesus. mabalot@ponyexpress.net

Tom and Alana Campbell ask prayer for the situation in Moldavia: Moldava has been without electricity for 4 days. No pensions for months. No electricity. No jobs. People are trying to cook out doors. Only hospitals with generators are open. riverdance@integrityol.com

Bobbie shares:
My husband is Stephen. We've been married for 2 1/2 years and it has been a battle the whole time. he was gone for 10 months-working. when he came back, it was great. today in church, i received the breaking of bondages of sadness and now tonight, the battle is raging again. it makes me weary and joyless. i want my joy back and carefree attitude. yet, haven't since married. i know the plans the Lord has for us in ministry, and the enemy continues to come after us, so that we will not make it to minister to the youth we will be sent to in the future. inspirations3@hotmail.com

anonymous - salvation and deliverance of 26 y.o. female.deliverance from hatred, fear, lying, manipulation, sexual promiscuity, and any other oppression you can think of.

Ross Coffey - Bypass surgery today.

Donna Brinkley - Recovery from liver transplant surgery.

Lynn Snider asks (A pastor in Texas):
Pray for a lady in our church who has cancer. The doctors have told her there is no hope of recovery. Her husband is quite upset. Primarily pray for her husband, and the family that they have peace in this dilemma.
Pray for us too as we strive to serve the Lord. We need your prayers right now.
agape@gower.net

Leon Pruet - (Update) Surgery went well. Had small problem Friday afternoon with bleeding from catheter and blood clots had to be removed which was very painful. Continues to improve. (Orginal request:) Surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday morning, July 28. Will have heart bypass, two valves replaced (Aortic and Mitral), and pacemaker replaced. The surgery will be in Oklahoma City at Integris Baptist Medical Center. (Leon Pruet is my Father-in-law - Ed Wrather)

Amber Dennis - (Update) Amber is Awake and talking normal. She has been near death, comotase, and struggling just to breathe! Her heart almost stopped yesterday.

Barry Heard - Had a heart attack. He is the hospital and stablized.

Elizabeth Gates who is at the Cleveland Clinic suffering from Lupus.

Diane DeBose shares:
I am requesting prayer for my Mother-in-law and myself. My Mother-in-law suffers with Alzheimer's, she was admitted to the hospital Saturday night with a urinary tract infection and internal bleeding. The Doctors are running test to determine where the bleeding is coming from. This is the first time in my 31 years of marriage to her son that I have known her to be this sick/in the hospital. For me I am Diabetic, along with so many other medical problems. Right now I am having a problem with my stomach and my chest wall. My Doctor thinks I might have Diabetic Gastroparesis which is causing the stomach problem but they are not quiet sure why there so much pain in my chest wall because I could have bruised it, have muscle strains or inflammation of the rib cartilage. I do know that this pain can make you think you are having a heart attack. I have asked the Lord to help me through all of this but sometimes when this pain hits me I forget he will not put no more on us than we can bear. So I ask for pray to give me the strength to bear it all. God is a good God, we must all believe that in our time of despair. Mamasauze@aol.com

Frances shares:
Update you on Johnny's CORONARY HEART DISEASE. Thank you for all your prayers for him. On Friday, July 23rd, my husband had another HEART CATHERIZATION to determine the cause of the continuing chest pains he was having after he had his Angioplasty and Stent implants on July 2nd. The 3 Stents are all looking good and keeping those arteries open. But the Cardiologist found 2 more bad Arteries, at the lower part of his heart, which are causing the pains now. His heart is so badly "diseased" that the surgeons say IF they try to open these 2 arteries, it could rupture them OR he could have another heart attack during surgery. So there is NOTHING they can do for him now, except WAIT. IF his pains get worse, after taking Nitro pills, then they will have to go in and try something, we don't know what. The doctor said the chances are very HIGH that Johnny WILL HAVE ANOTHER HEART ATTACK at any time because of the condition of his heart. He did come home from Anderson Hosp. late Friday afternoon, but the dr. told him to lie down and not sit up very much, to keep the incision in his groin area from bleeding. He had a rough 2 days & is not feeling well after all he has been through this month! He has a doctor's appointment this Thurs., July 29 for a checkup. At this point the doctors will not even talk about him going back to work. They said "Coronary Heart Disease" gets progressively worse, not better. His lifestyle has to change and He will be under a Cardiologist care and on medication the rest of his Life....however long GOD chooses to leave him with us. We are treasuring every moment we have with each other...none of us have the Promise of Tomorrow....so we need to use the time God gives us together, wisely. I am trying so hard to keep encouraging my husband. Our family needs your prayers very much.....Our FAITH IN GOD is strong and we always pray for HIS WILL to be done, not our will. Continue to PRAY FOR OUR FINANCIAL NEEDS also, as we don't know what we are going to be able to do, if he cannot return to work.. We KNOW God will take care of us through it all. MY BACK SURGERY WILL BE ON FRIDAY, AUG. 27th. This is the first available time they can schedule it. I got really depressed today because I have to wait so long to have it done. The pain is getting worse everyday but my surgeon has prescribed a new, stronger pain pill for me today. Maybe it will help me through the next 4 wks. I go for tests on the 23rd & I will be admitted to the hospital on the 26th, then surgery on the 27th. I'm don't know for sure how long I will stay in the hospital. After my surgery, I have to be very cautious for several weeks. I really dread it because of Johnny's situation but this does give him 4 weeks for him to recuperate. God will give us STRENGTH & FAITH for whatever is ahead of us. I am afraid to leave him alone, afraid he will have another heart attack. I am so than spearman@innova.net

Amy shares:
About a year ago I sent you a prayer request for a little boy named Cody who is in the foster care of a couple at my church.He had his skull fractured by either his mother or her mothers boyfriend and when the folks at my church got him he had a broken arm. He was 5 months old at the time of the broken arm, 3 months old when his skull was fractured. Things had been looking very good for him to be adopted by a family in our church and Cody's mother hadnt done a thing to better her life, so it looked as if she was going to finally give up custody of him. Well, all of a sudden shes working at Buger King and wants to have Cody back.They arent 100 % sure if she is still with this abusive boyfriend or not. And all she has to do is live up to the courts all too low standards and she could have Cody back in October.I do not believe that the Lord wants Cody to be in this situation with his mother. For after I was told this disturbing news about him on sunday the sermon was about the Power of Prayer.And how we shouldnt try to take control in situations (where things are really out of our control anyways) and then go to God for help. We should go to God first.Prayer is the most powerful weapon we have and it should be the first weapon we choose to use. But so often its the opposite.And before I went into the sanctuary I had a good cry in the ladies room and thought of all the powerful people I could write letters to to tell them how much their apathy disgusts me and that I think this situation is an outrage.The sermon just really spoke to me.I really think that God was speaking to me about the situation with Cody and that He wants me to keep praying and request the prayers of others for Cody. So, please pray for him, his mother and the people in charge of his situation.Pray that God will take control! Thank you so much for your prayers! Emma 1874@aol.com (Amy Elsass)

Mat Varnado asks: Please join in prayer for the following friends of mine.
FROM NEW MEXICO:
"May I ask for prayer for my brother and his family? His name is George Poinar, his wife is Roberta, and their 18 year old son is Greg. "First, they all need to be saved. None of them believe in the Lord. This is the most serious problem! "Secondly, Roberta has Meniere's disease and is having dizzy spells and going deaf. "Thirdly and very serious, is what is happening to their unsaved son. He has been in agony from stomach pain for the past few months. He can't eat or drink as he vomits it back up. When he tries to get up, he passes out. His temperature is 104, his urine dark brown, and his blood Platelets are very very low. My mother died from a blood condition and I pray that he does not have it too. He lost 30 pounds in a week and his skin is shriveling up. The doctors do not know what it is yet." Martha Poinar
FROM PHILIPPINES
"Subject: Kidnapped!!!!!
"Dear Friends,
" First off, I THANK YOU all for all the prayers that you have been storming heaven with....I wish I had very positive and happy news to share but I am becoming increasingly worried as each day ends. " On July 27, 1999, our business associate RENATO L. TAN would have been taken hostage for three weeks and we still have no word as to where he is. We can only HOPEand TRUST in faith that "all things work for good in the end for all those who love God."!!!!!" " Please we enjoin each one of you to please keep praying for our friend....yesterday in the our local newspaper, there is one disturbing news item - Cops Tag Tan's Abductors as "MILF". MILF is Muslim Islamic Liberation Front....how accurate this is, we have no idea whatsoever....the family of Renato is so anguished and heartbroken...the children are not going to school anymore (out of fear)....so please please please keep the PRAYERS up......God bless your kind souls." Edna C. Ko
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Somporn Varnado



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