Prayers

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Community Requests

Healing & Sympathy

  • For the family and friends of Connie Mackey Harley, Sharon Walker's mother, who died last week.
  • For Pamela Broadwater's former husband, who is battling Parkinson's disease and related health issues.
  • For Dana Burton (and her extended family), who lost her biological father to COVID this week. Dana is Sharon Cummins's sister.
  • For Patrick Pope who will undergo brain surgery on February 23 to implant electrodes that will cancel Parkinson’s tremors signals, with another surgery on March 2 to implant and connect the regulator/battery pack. We pray for successful procedures, full recovery and outstanding results.  
  • Healing prayers for Heather Weir and her mother.
  • For Kay Dake, sister-in-law of Steve, Dotty, and Jim Dake, who is in hospice care. 
  • For Bernice, cousin of Sherri Hunter, who is facing several health issues.


For those battling cancer 

  • Heather Weir
  • Sally Masri
  • Rachel Ressler
  • Linda Robinson
  • David Alexander
  • Davide Bonzano
  • Jessica


Prayers for the World

  • For a safe inauguration and a peaceful transition into the new administration.
  • For acceptance of the Covid vaccine as it becomes available.
  • For the family of Officer Brian Sicknick, who died from injuries sustained trying to defend the U.S. Capitol from an invasion of rioters. We pray also for the families of the four rioters who died during the attack.
  • For U.S. Representatives Schneider, Jayapal and Coleman, who contracted COVID19 from being crowded into a room hiding with other Members of Congress during the raid on the Capitol.
  • For democracy activists in Hong Kong, who are being arrested by Chinese authorities, despite a promise when Hong Kong rejoined China that democracy could be practiced in Hong Kong.
  • For the families of the more than 4,000 persons a day who have died recently of COVID19, bringing the total of deaths in the U.S. to 375,000. We lament that a total of 575,000 deaths are predicted by the first of April. 
  • For the General Assembly which is considering a bill to ban the death penalty and for Rev. James Page, co-chair of the Virginia Conference Board of Church and Society, who is leading the efforts of United Methodists to support the bill. We give thanks to the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, which has, for years, opposed the death penalty.
  • For the people of Yemen, where the UN World Food Program, says 80% of the country's 30 million people lack adequate food to prevent famine. Half of Yemeni children suffer stunted growth because of malnutrition, 15 of the United Nations’ 41 major programs in Yemen have been reduced or shut down, and 30 more will close or cut services in the coming weeks without more funding. We pray that the U.S. will restore its food assistance funding to Yemen.
  • For peace, environmental justice and food, housing and health for all around the world.

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