Healing & Sympathy
- For the families of Hope Schutte's two sons, that there is no COVID19 in their households.
- For Ellen Ora, friend of Gretchen Koenig, who is recovering from eye surgery.
- For Grace Price, as she navigates her diagnosis of Type I diabetes.
- For Jennie Lou Hammerly, as she recovers from a medical procedure.
- 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
Prayers for the World
- For the 13 million people who will lose their extended unemployment benefits after Christmas if the U.S. Congress fails to extend the benefit.
- For the people of the United States and its territories, where the number of cases of COVID19 have increased by a total of 25% in the last two weeks and for Virginia where there was an increase of 27,561 in two weeks. We pray for the families who have lost loved ones – many of whom have died alone.
- For the two million Uyghurs in China, who are predominately Muslim, and the people of other Chinese minority groups, who have been taken to huge detention centers in Xinjiang, where former detainees have described being subjected to indoctrination, physical abuse and sterilization.
- For Jehovah Witnesses in Russia, as the Russian government is making mass arrests of Jehovah Witnesses. The Russian Supreme Court banned the denomination in 2017 and the latest arrests are seen as enforcement of that decree. Russia does not allow freedom of religion for all groups and many Jehovah Witnesses have been jailed since 2017.
- For peace between Saudi Arabia and the Houthi government in Yemen. The Houthis bombed a Saudi oil facility this week in retaliation for Saudi bombings in Yemen.
- For peace between China and India and Bhutan after the Chinese built a military facility on land claimed by Bhutan just across the Chinese/Bhutan border.
- For peace in the Tigray region of Ethiopia where civil war is forcing thousands of people to become refugees and increasing the likelihood of famine in the region.
- For peace throughout the world, environmental justice and health for all.
How can we pray for you?
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