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Fervent prayer was one of the hallmarks of the church throughout her history. Jesus was given to regular and fervent prayer (Luke ). The early church devoted itself to prayer (Acts ). The Apostle Paul enjoins believers to “pray without ceasing” (2 Thessalonians ). Due to the Bible’s emphasis on prayer, Phoenix United regularly prays for needs in and outside her ministry. Each week items for prayer are listed so that we can pray for each other and those who are outside our local fellowship. The following prayer list reflects various prayer matters for this week.
PURC Family Prayer List ~ July 24, 2016
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12
Please approach God's throne of grace on behalf of Chris Rindels, a former teacher and librarian at PCGS. After a long battle with stage IV uterine cancer, she has been moved to hospice. Pray for dying grace, the comfort of God's Spirit, freedom from pain, and a much anticipated transition into the arms of her Savior.
Pray for Josh Verburg and his family as they mourn the loss of Josh's grandfather. While the loss is keenly felt, thank God that his grandfather no longer languishes but, through faith in Christ, has entered into his eternal reward.
Praising God for continued good lab results for Irene VanHofwegen that are a positive indication that the stem cell transplant was successful. Also, praising God for increasing strength and energy.
Rejoicing in God’s grace in prompting many of our younger members to publicly profess their faith in Christ this summer in response to their baptisms. God remains true to His covenant promises! Pray that all our younger members may not only stay true to their vows but grow to be instrumental defenders and proponents of Christ's kingdom in the world.
Pray for our church as there are many encouraging things in need of God's blessing - new members class in July, nominations for new elders and deacons, elder interviews for those wishing to make a public profession of their faith his summer (over 10), preparations for our new education year, personal mentoring, many pregnant moms, and other matters. Pray that the Lord would bring fruit to our many labors. SDG!
Give thanks to the Lord for answered prayers for Pastor G and Michael Spotts trip to California. Mr. Mikhail Corcea passed his examination and will be heading to Romania (called and sent by Christ Reform Church in Santee) to plant a church in Bucharest.
Lift up former member Albert Loo as he cares for his mother in Phoenix after a major stroke recently. Pray especially for his mother - for healing, mobility, and for God to reveal Himself clearly and experientially to her.
*Please make plans to come together to pray on Friday, August 19th*
Additional Matters for Prayer
Carlos Quintero – healing of heart and full recovery
Lloyd Gross - health and mobility
Tim Phillips - for full healing following foot surgery
Irene Van Hofwegen - healing from multiple myeloma-cancer
Pastor Carl Heuss (rehabilitation) and Coram Deo Reformation
Military – men and women serving to protect our nation
PURC member under discipline - repentance and restoration
Andrew and Zyra Pinson – Summer internship in Nampa, ID
Leaders of the Cadet, GEMS, & Youth Groups.
URC church plants in the US and Canada
Government leaders and policy makers
PURC leadership (elders/deacons)