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 January 6, 2021
Please pray for: Lois B, Jim C, Anatoly D, Mike H, George and Hallie H, Patricia K, Liz M, Sam M, Charles Dennis M, Mark P, Teagan P, Waldo R, Debbie W and for our family and friends: Jerry C; Paul, Barbara; Joe; Tim B, Bob K, George N; Sue, Robert, Suzie, Larry, Joan; Maureeen B; Cindy P, Mike G; Alex, Laura; Sal L; Roger and Karen F; Evelyn C, Ethel P, Bill; Ruth, Diane, Neil, Robby; Bill H; Colin; Cindy; Steve M; Rose; Rey Isaac G, Pablo T and family; Jim S;Bob and Robi S; Ephraim and Jane L; Ellie; Madeline, Caleb, Justin; Jim C; Joe F John, Chris, Piper; Michael G, Billie G, Ethan; 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 Christopher Cronin (from Ashley Steffens), Jack Lietz (from Ray Smith, member Marianne Babo, and Pastor Dawn's father, member Ben Defibaugh.
And let us pray also for: all those battling cornoavirus, those living in quarantine, those who are afraid; for our healthcare professionals, first responders, and all those working with the public 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