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 April 26, 2020


Please pray for:   Sam M; Mike H;  George and Hallie H;  Marjorie C;   Debbie W; Marianne B; Patricia K; Liz M; Lois B;  Charles D. M;   Ron P; Teagan P; and for our family and friends: Mary Conway; Harry P and our Indonesian friends and their families; Doreen M;   Bill H; Roger and Karen F;  Helen L, Jackie, Glenn; Andy M;  Mario; Kevin C;  Larissa B; John T, Edgar P; Theresa T,  Sal P, Madeline, Caleb;  Jeanne P, Ruth, Janet, Diane, Neil; Nicolette; Ethel P;  Jerry C;  Maureen B;  Robert E; Barbara, John, Chris, Carolyn; Bob K, Tim B; Cindy; Ginette B,  Barbara; Bob and Robi S; Joe;  Frank G, Rev. Dr. Gregg Mast, Michael G,  Billie G, Ethan, Patrick; Todd K, Alex, Al;  Ephraim & Jane L;  Peggy G;  Robert, Sue, Suzie, Linda, Larry,  Mary Ann, Joan;  those suffering from chronic illnesses; all of our caregivers, all those battling addiction and incarceration and natural disaster; all those facing unemployment and the mourning family and friends of Al Eastmond. Marcia Roa (sister-in-law of Waldo), John (Covid-19, from Nancy Femenella); Teddy Diakomoupoulos (father of Christina); Joann (sister of Debbie Gangemi); Rev. Ron Vande Bunte (Classis of New Brunswick); Rev. Al Janssen, (Covid-19, RCA Seminary professor and Classis New Brunswick minister); Gail Bell-Bonnette(Covid-19), Maryann Koval (both from Sarah Caddle); Diana Tennant (Covid-19, from the Allmers); Rev. Rufus McClendon (Covid-19, from the Baldinos), and Bill Berger (uncle of Angelica Zajac).


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