Prayer Requests

Members wishing to have prayer requests posted should email David Grabbe.


New Prayer Requests:

09/18/2020 Ritenbaugh, John (87)
09/18/2020 Sakala, Musonda
09/16/2020 McDermott, Marie


   

West Coast Fires

California, Oregon, Washington
Previous Requests

10-Sep-20

Please pray for those living in California up through Washington State, where fires, thick smoke, and ash are causing life-threatening issues. Literally hundreds of fires are burning in the less densely populated areas around Portland, Oregon. According to reliable reports, many fires have been intentionally set in wooded areas and along municipal utility lines, followed by looting in the areas that have been evacuated.

Police have made several arrests, but because of the location and number of the fires, resources and manpower are spread too thin to be as effective as they need to be. Many residents have evacuated to temporary shelters in schools, etc., while those still at home are dealing with the loss of power and utilities.

Please pray for God’s merciful intervention on behalf of the people living through this situation, and for their governmental leaders, who need the wisdom and courage to do what needs to be done for the people they serve.


 

Chimbo, Martha

Previous Requests

07-Sep-20

Martha Chimbo writes,

I kindly request for prayers to be able to make sales. I am in real estate business and I have been doing a lot of viewings with clients, but no offers are coming through. I recently joined a new company and I also request a prayer for God's wisdom, favor, grace, and divine enablement. Thank you for the prayers. I am believing God for answered prayers.


 

Clinton, Jane (72)

Previous Requests

14-Sep-20

As an update Jane's daughter Debbie writes: "We went to emergency last night and they did a couple of tests to find that she really does have a simple bladder infection. The Urgent Care missed it, because she had drank too much water and it won't always show in that case. So, they gave her an IV antibiotic last night with a prescription to take this entire week. Today, she already feels back to normal!" Many thanks to all for your prayers on Jane's behalf.


12-Sep-20

Your prayers have been requested for Jane Clinton, who is struggling with a great deal of discomfort from pressure in her bladder. Even though they found no signs of a bladder infection at an Urgent Care facility yesterday she is very concerned because her condition has not gotten any better since it started 3 days ago. Jane would greatly appreciate your prayers for God’s merciful intervention and relief. Thank you in advance for your prayers.


 

Glenn, Kelly

Previous Requests

11-Sep-20

Kelly Glenn of Athens, Georgia arrived home this afternoon to find her home had been burglarized. No one was home at the time, thankfully. TVs, electronics, and other items were stolen. Police were able to lift one good fingerprint. Kelly is asking for prayers that this fingerprint will lead to finding the person(s) responsible and recovering the Glenn's possessions. Thank you.


 

Harris, Tyrone

Previous Requests

08-Sep-20

Sheila Harris is asking for prayers on behalf of her nephew Tyrone Harris who is in intensive care with COVID-19 and has been placed on a ventilator. She is also asking for prayers for his friends Evanne and Deja who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as well. Thank you in advance for your prayers.


 

Henry, Howard

Largo, Florida
Previous Requests

08-Sep-20

Howard is on the mend and is progressing ahead of schedule in his recovery. He is grateful for all the prayers and calls and looks forward to seeing everyone at the Feast.


 

Hobbs, Jan

Previous Requests

09-Sep-20

Jan is back in the hospital, this time to repair the incision that never healed. The original incision was about 16 inches long, and all but the top inch had been successfully closed up. However, the top gap has now expanded to about 4 inches long, open down to the vertebrae. Please keep Jan and family in your prayers. Thank you.


 

McDermott, Marie

Previous Requests

16-Sep-20

Thank you for your prayers and concern for Marie. A CT scan showed that her head injury does not appear to be serious at this time. However, concussion, bruising, or bleeding in the brain may appear later. She has a contusion on one finger, and some swelling and bleeding under the skin, but no broken bones. She is at home resting now, and the doctor instructed Marie's son to check on her every two hours.


15-Sep-20

Your prayers are requested for Marie, whose car was rear-ended in a parking lot while she was sitting in it. She hit her head on the steering wheel and ended up on the passenger side. Marie declined to be transported to the hospital because she had to deliver food to her husband in his care facility, but Marie's son later took her to the hospital, where tests are being performed. The concern is that she has a concussion or perhaps blood clots. Thank you in advance for your prayers.


 

Mullins, Sarah

Previous Requests

11-Sep-20

Sarah had another appointment with her podiatrist. The crack in the bone is completely healed! She will wear a surgical "shoe" for two weeks while she gets her foot back to normal use. Thank you all for your prayers.


 

Ritenbaugh, John (87)

Charlotte, North Carolina
Previous Requests

18-Sep-20

Please pray for Church of the Great God pastor John Ritenbaugh, 87. He recently had a colonoscopy and reacted badly to a strong antibiotic that he was told to take afterward. He is suffering from dehydration and the subsequent weakness it causes. Thank you for your concern.


 

Roemhild, Vicky

Previous Requests

14-Sep-20

Vicky writes,

Please pray for my oldest son, Sean, who is suffering from severe back pain. Treatments are not helping him at all and he is asking for prayers. Thank you.


 

Sakala, Musonda

Lusaka, Zambia
Previous Requests

18-Sep-20

Musonda writes,

As we approach the autumn festivals, we need prayers for the safety of our property as we attend services for Feast of Trumpets. Thank you in advance.


 

Saxton, Loren

North Augusta, South Carolina
Previous Requests

11-Sep-20

Margi writes,

Loren was released from the hospital today! Despite numerous stroke sites, the doctor reports that he has no residual defects and, over time, speech and swallow issues should resolve or greatly improve. There are no dietary restrictions. His functional status is considered to be good and his blood pressure has been stabilized. He will be seen for follow-up by Neurology in approximately 4 weeks.

This was a serious health event! We acknowledge that we have been recipients of more than a few miracles here and we are most grateful for all of your prayers on Loren’s behalf. Thank you so much!


09-Sep-20

Margi writes,

We are requesting continued prayers for Loren. He returned to the ER this morning following greater difficulty with swallowing. The MRI revealed numerous strokes in his right brain and several on the left. He has been admitted and will be undergoing further testing for the next 2-3 days to determine the origin of the problem (either the heart or his carotid arteries). The neurologist called me this evening. She believes that he has been stroking for some time. She also related that his BP is exceptionally high and they are working to stabilize it.

Due to COVID 19 policy, I had to leave him in the ER just prior to transport to his room and he can have no visitors. For all his previous hospitals admissions, I have been allowed to remain with him as his patient advocate, providing much needed support for communication issues surrounding his profound hearing loss and tinnitus.

Please pray for a complete healing, according to God’s will, that we will learn from this experience, and that he will be well cared for during his stay. Thank you!


06-Sep-20

Margi writes,

We are requesting prayers for Loren regarding some recent significant neurological changes. He is experiencing numbness in his tongue, some problems with speech and swallowing, and a loss of dexterity in his fingers. Labs have been drawn and a CT of his brain was done. Because neither demonstrated anything beyond normal, we were told his symptoms could be due to COVID-19, and a test was done. We were instructed to follow up with Neurology and we are now awaiting assignment of an appointment with that clinic. We recently learned that the COVID test was, in fact, negative.

Our concern is that, presently, we really do not know what has occurred and the cause of his symptoms. We are asking for complete healing and that God will protect him from any residual damage. We also would like to be guided in our pursuit of more understanding of what did happen and what we can do to prevent any further decline in his health. Thank you.




Recent Requests (Last 2 Months):

West Coast Fires
Allen, Carrol
Allen, Ella and Chet
Benefiel, Shirley
Biles, Jerry
Chimbo, Martha
Clinton, Jane (72)
DeBlair, Delicious
Glenn, Kelly
Harris, Tyrone
Henry, Howard
Henson, Amanda and Daxia
Hobbs, Jan
Lambert, Mary
Lauricella, Janae
McDermott, Marie
Mullins, Sarah
Reiss, John
Ritenbaugh, John (87)
Roemhild, Vicky
Sakala, Musonda
Saxton, Loren