A simple prayer:

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Do not be anxious about anything but in everything. . .

present your requests to God.  Philippians 4:6


What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry  Everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer!


Have we trials and temptations?  Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged; Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful  Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness; Take it to the Lord in prayer.


Are we weak and heavy laden, Cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our Refuge!  Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?   Take it to the Lord in prayer.

In His arms He'll take and shield thee;  Thou wilt find a solace there.


Updated July 17, 2022


Please pray for:   Barbara A; Marjorie C;  George & Hallie H;  Patricia K; Liz M; Sam M; Ron P; Barbara P; Teagan P; Vanni R; Waldo R; Dot R;  Bill W; Debbie Wisowaty and for our family and friends:  Gene S, Andy T; Paul; Dennis E, Mario C, Michelle L, Dorothy (Jean) Lynch, Pamela H;   Robert, Suzie, Shelly, Rosa, Justin, Tina;  Donna; Alex, Mary;  Nikki L, Ethel P;   Bill H; Carol M, Lyla Henn;  Russ S;  Robi S, Ron W, Ron D; Jane L; Pam;  Steven, Caleb, Frankie, Mike & Aisha, Betty, Frank;  Kevin;  those suffering from chronic pain and illnesses; all of our caregivers, the people of Ukraine;  and the mourning families and friends of Keri Santora (wife and mother of Kim and Logan Santora), Bill Sabba (from Roxanne English), Ronald Gaidus (father of Tiana-Marie Jepson), Ed Burlew, and Art Femenella.


And let us pray also for: all those who have covid, for our health care professionals, and for the families of those who have died.


We believe that when you pray for these persons God knows who you are praying for even though their family names are withheld for privacy concerns.


“Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT