31 thoughts on “Prayers

  1. The women in Montgomery have decided to offer a regular time for calling in to personally share their joys and their struggles as a way of encouraging each another in the daily walk of faith. The Lydians will be together on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. (Central Time). The number to call is 1-712-770-4700 and the code is 112165 #. Please plan to call for the next gatherings on September . And, pray for God’s direction and blessings on this heartfelt desire to give hope and strength to the scattered wives, mothers, and other women in the Church!

  2. Please include the new men and boys telephone outreach called “Sons of God” in your prayers. If God will use His servants to turn the families in the church back to His way, then it will require strong and Godly leadership from the men in this generation and beyond. The next meetings are planned for September . The meetings are at 6:30 p.m. in the central time zone on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. The number to call is 1-712-770-4700 and the code is 112165 #. More information about this effort to prepare and support our men as priests and kings in their families is included on the “Schedule” page.


    Note: Presenters should plan to record their message after 9:00 p.m. on the night before their scheduled day.

    Churches of God, Alabama
    * Whit Moorer
    Logan Moorer
    Larry Cobb
    Kevin Crowe

    Celebration Church of God, Oregon
    * Wade Higgins

    Living Waters Today, Georgia
    * Dennis Thomas

    Living God Ministries, Georgia
    * Holland Corbitt
    Steve Niebler

    Living God Ministries, Oregon
    * Bill & Esther Glover

    Churches of God, Florida
    * Bill Harkins
    Larry Sharp
    Ray Wendle
    Morgan Pinkerman

    Church of God International, Georgia
    * Eric Dettry
    Paul McIntyre
    Mike Rogers

    * Administrator

  4. Our Morning Sacrifice
    Sunday – Friday at 6:00 a.m. [Central Time Zone]

    Following each scriptural reading (5 minutes or less) all the participants are invited and encouraged to offer up prayers of thanks and praise to our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ and to bring specific needs to the attention of those present inviting all to united prayer for God’s comfort and deliverance.

    The list of needs on the Prayer page of is a good source of current requests for intercession from the body of Christ.

    Call: 1-712-770-4700 and enter 112165 # to join your brethren in this spiritual act of worship and service.


    Daily 15-minutes Bible messages are available every day by calling the following number:

    Call 1-712-770-4709, Access Code 112165#

    Enter the Reference Code on the “Gifts” page of this website.

  6. Athena Sherwood and all the family of Paul & Anna McIntyre are very thankful for all the prayers and encouragement from the children of God. Paul is rehabilitating and is strengthened by the knowledge that Anna was so deeply loved by so many in the body of Jesus Christ. The Lord promised that the sorrow of His disciples would soon be changed to joy with His resurrected life, opening the way for countless others to follow into eternal life. Hallelujah!
    Please also remember the woman and her daughter who were in the other car involved in the crash. They are also going through tremendous grief and trauma that provides an opportunity to share the hopeful message of God’s grace and mercy. May this tragic event affecting so many lives become an opportunity for God’s blessings and glory to be revealed in the world! There is a desperate need for the good news of the gospel to be shown in the lives of His people!

  7. Jim McTiernan (COGWA: Savannah, GA) requests your prayers for Lori Sitter, who works for Jim. She has been sick and unable to come into the office for over a month now having an issue with her spine. She has been diagnosed with old granulomatous disease which is very rare, affecting 3-4 people in a million. She asked Jim to share her information so that people could be praying for her. She has dizziness, terrible burning sensation in her head and neck, and is not sleeping much. Stress is causing additional health complications as well.
    Lori Sitter
    125 Barrington Road
    Pooler, GA 31322

  8. Claudette Foster (mother of Leslie Hence): bursitis in her shoulder is causing severe pain.
    Winston 52 yrs old (Vonciel’s cousin) who suffered a stroke; pray for complete recovery
    Marilyn Walton – illness and job situation
    Jennifer Fagbemi – health issues
    Steve’s (and Rosemary) Williams elderly mother
    James Jackson (Sherry’s father) rehabilitating from minor stroke
    Temeisha Quick – Family matters and to be granted favor to be blessed with funds for a car
    Steven Williams healing and strengthen of his heart condition.

    Paul McIntyre is in rehab and is up to the challenge for the long road to recovery
    Emma Stallings – Multiple health issue
    Harold Greer severe arthoritis

    Cheryl Curry Stage 4 Cancer

  9. Please add Aspen Kelly a 12 year old girl fighting against Leukemia. She has asked for post cards be sent to her for her birthday. Her address is :
    POBOX 822
    Watonga Oklahoma

  10. Sarah Derstine [Cleveland OH] asks that we pray about her parents. Her Mom had to be placed in full time nursing care this past week, and now her Dad has been diagnosed with stage 4 Prostate cancer that has metastiseized into his bones. He also needs full time care. Sarah has set up a Go-Fund-Me account: manage/my-dad-and-mom-deserve- the-best

    Dear famiy and friends:
    I apologize if this is impersonal. Many of you I consider very close and may not have already contacted you. Reason being is, the last 10 days I have had had to put mom in nursing home, call Paramedics on Dad to get checked out. Now in hospital diagnosed with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer. I as the only child and POA have made more phone calls these 10 days then I have my entire life. Much love to all of you. Especially to my Wilburs. I have just been busier than one person should ever be. Now after 10 days, I am going to wash our laundry and attempt to clean our house and unpack from our anniversary trip that we had 10 days before mom called us for help.
    God is good and will see us through. Thank you to anyone that decides to help with our fund. Also thank you for prayers. Much Love, Sarah Derstine
    p.s my phone is not working I have another phone I am using temporarily. Today I am taking a mental health day for self IF at all possible. xox

    Laura Maynard shared that the doctors plan to unplug Corinne Robinson [#58 under SICKNESS & SUFFERING – Connie Jenkin’s mom] today. She has been hospitalized for a long time. Please pray for a merciful passing and for the peace and comfort of the family.
    Bob Collins asked us to pray about some business & financial concerns that are an issue for him right now.
    Bob Collins shared a request for Daniel Harris’ sister, Paula Shinnick [61], who had a bad car wreck, due to fainting. Her heart keeps stopping so theinstalled a pacemaker, but it is not working.
    Bob also shared a request for a school mate, Gail Disney Lay – suffering esophagus problems, also balance/falling issues.
    Bob asked us to remember Lamar Plemmons in prayer as he has another court date on August 21st. Please pray for him to use wisdom and discretion in his dealings with the court.
    Ron Fine shared an update on Peachy Daye [Ontario]. Apparently she did NOT have a stroke, but rather it was a head trauma injury that necessitated the emergency brain surgery. She is doing OK, but has a long recovery period ahead of her.

  11. Please add Linda Sitarski to prayers. She ll be traveling to. Heart clinic in Little Rock some time before the FOT for a Heart catheter. Praying for Gods intervention and quick healing that she can attend the FOT
    Thank you Constance

  12. Tori Wilson – Tori is a lifelong friend of Brittany Waggoner. (Eddie and Valerie’s daughter) Tori is the same age or approximate same
    age of Brittany which is 24 or so. She has had kidney issues, maybe even a birth defect, all of her life. However, her kidneys are now
    failing completely. Brittany is going to by typed to see if she might be a match to be a donor. This entire situation needs our prayers.

    Brenda Howard – Brenda is having total knee replacement and the hardware taken out on Aug. 29. She is making
    preparations now in the form of joint classes, new pre-op exercises and other pre-op requirements. Let’s pray she is up and dancing ASAP.

  13. Bill Durkee shared the following request on behalf of a COG friend, Vince Hershler.
    Ken, a friend of ours who lives in Omaha and is a member of COG has been told he has melanoma liver cancer. He is in his early 50’s with 6 children and wife. She is trying to keep their window washing business going to s upport family. Prayers are requested
    It is Vince Hershler, his wife is Marie.

  14. Please keep April and Reese McMahan in prayers.Today would have been the due date for their child, and this is a difficult time for them. Also please pray for Wayne Thompson’s sister Janice, who has been given six months to live. She is being fed through a tube, both her heart and liver are only functioning at half their capacities, and she has pneumonia.

  15. Here are the details of the memorial service for Denice Lambert:
    Visitation: Saturday, August 11, 4-7 p.m.
    Memorial service: Sunday, August 12, 4 p.m.
    Location for both:
    Remnant Church of God
    274 Shuler Road
    Stoneboro, PA 16153

    We are planning a memorial for my mother, actually two, the first of which is scheduled to take place Aug. 18 after Sabbath Services (the second to be held in Pennsylvania, with most of the family, sometime after the Feast). I know a number of you knew her at one time or another through the years, and if any of you would like to share memories, or things that come to mind in your interaction with her, I’d really appreciate receiving those asap.
    Thanks for the love, prayers and warmth that has already been shown in a variety of ways.
    Dave Evans

    From Nathan Willoughby, COGWA pastor, Louisville & Henderson, KY; Nashville, TN:
    Today (Aug. 9), Andrew Collingwood underwent open-heart surgery to remove membrane and scar tissue around the aortic valve. The surgeons were able to remove most of the scar tissue but discovered that the left ventricular outflow track is too small and needs to be enlarged in order to prevent the heart from squeezing too hard. The pressure coming from his heart is approximately double what it should be. In order to correct this issue, the doctors are recommending that Andrew undergo another open-heart surgery called the Ross Konno procedure. In this procedure, they remove one artery/valve, move an artery/valve and then insert a new artery/valve from either a bovine or human cadaver. This surgery will likely occur in a week once Andrews heart has had sufficient time to recover from today’s surgery. At this time they intend to keep Andrew in the hospital until the next surgery.
    The Collingwood family would like to thank you for all of your prayers thus far, and are very appreciative of your ongoing prayers and concern for Andrew and their entire family.

  16. Denice Lambert (COGWA: Meadville, Pennsylvania) died peacefully around noon on Monday, August 6. Denice never seemed to have to deal with pain associated with her cancer. While her husband, Roger, and members of the Lambert family as well members of the Schmidt family know God’s Plan, your prayers for their peace and comfort at this time would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are pending.

  17. Update on Bill Craddock: Uncle Bill passed away on Thurs. It has
    only been 3 weeks since Aunt Mary died. I want to thank everyone
    for all the prayers that have been lifted up for them and our family.
    Thanks again, Lorie Edwards

    Update on Paul McIntyre: Paul is recovering from his injuries very well. He’s so thankful for the love he has received from the brethren, and is glorifying our heavenly Father and Jesus Christ for the peace and comfort They have granted him. He is looks forward to a complete recover and serving Them . Lets continue praying to our Heavenly Father that He provides that for Paul as he moves forward from this tragic ordeal.

    Update on Paul Williams of Greensville, SC: Paul is recovering from a successful back surgery and asked that we continue to pray for him to have a complete recovery so he can go back to work. He has not been able to work in some time and is struggling financially to make ends meet. He has two job offers now but is unable to accept them because he is still recovering from the surgery. Please ask our heavenly Father to provide him with a complete recovery.

    Please pause to pray for our sister in the faith, Cheryl Miller as she was in an accident today and has been in the Emergency Room for several hours.
    Cheryl was run off the road by a truck that was coming at her in her lane. She went down an embankment and it looks like her Honda minivan will be totaled. The person in the truck did not stop
    Cheryl has been in a lot of pain as she has a compression fracture in her #12 Thorasic Vertebrae [broken back]. They also were quite concerned about her left lung as it looked like she has a Pneumothorax [collapsed lung]. But a second scan indicated it might be a Pulmonary Bleb (not sa bad, but they can rupture and cause a collapse lung), so they did not put in a chest tube.
    For now, they have released her to go home with her promise to go to the UT Trauma Center if she starts having any chest pain or difficulty breathing.
    Please join me in praying for Cheryl relative to the terrible pain from the broken back. She will be out of commission from that for a few days and watched closely. Let’s also pray that the damage to her lung does not become a collapsed lung.

  18. From David Evans, COGWA Ministerial Services:
    This morning (Aug. 3), my mother, Betty Evans, in a state of comfort and peace, and sleeping, breathed her last breath. She had been mostly bedridden in her home for the past several months, after having been placed on hospice care last November for a variety of illnesses. She celebrated her ninety-first birthday anniversary on July 26 with several family members present.
    After the death of my father, George Evans, in Dec. 2017, she was overwhelmed with the cards and letters of condolence, along with those received regarding her illness. And, not having been able to attend Sabbath services for over a year up to that point, she was able to observe the Passover with the Dallas, Texas, congregation, which was very inspiring to see.
    She will be greatly missed by many, including Church members she grew close to in congregations around the country since her baptism in 1957. She also served the Church in many ways alongside my father, who was ordained into the ministry in 1966. She was a wonderful example as a member, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and many other relationships within the Church and within communities they lived in through the years.
    Funeral plans will be forthcoming. Thank you for your continued prayers for the family.

  19. Holland Corbitt asks for prayers for Marvin Samples who has some sort of blockage around his esophagus that is also putting pressure on his heart. He is getting some testing to find out the cause of this condition.

  20. Sharing sad news today by forwarding this email. Young Hannah Foy was killed in an auto accident on Friday. Please remember her family and friends in prayer as they face this tragic time in their lives.

  21. URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR THIS SINGLE MOTHER. THIS IS HER PLIGHT: Look I have tumor from nowhere,am not progressing in whatever I do,every month am stressed because of rent ,let me not complain ,let me go to YouTube and see what you send me
    Four basic area ,shelter that involves rent,every end month I must become sick when I think about the house and the landlord and the fear of being in the street, I get more sick,food and school fees plus sickness ,those are the four major attacks I get.
    Now its two month I have not paid the rent,the landlord has given us until Thursday to vacate and I have to pay also the hospital bills. WILL YOU ALL JOIN IN WITH ME I N PRAYER OR HER, FOR GOD TO MEET HER AT THE POINT OF HER NEEDS. THANK YOU MUCH. HER NAME IS TRACEY

  22. Paul Williams (COGWA: St. Petersburg, FL) saw a pain management doctor this morning and learned he has a bulging herniated disc and the disc below that one is out of alignment, so both are pressing on the nerves at each point. He has to be off his blood thinner medication for 7 days before he can have a cortisone shot so that is scheduled for next Wednesday morning (August 22). Paul and Sandi thank you all for your prayers along with the lovely cards, encouraging thoughts and phone calls.

    Garry Dullum (COGWA: Dallas, TX) has begun his second round of chemotherapy with a adjustment to the first round dosage. The doctors stated he required hospitalization earlier due to a reaction between one of the pills and the blood thinner he continues to take. The blood thinner keeps his leg from swelling. He feels exhausted most of the time which may be due to low red blood cell counts. His platelets and white blood cell counts are good. He has lost his appetite and some weight while his vital signs are considered quite good. Your continued prayers would be appreciated.

  23. Thank you for your prayers for me [Ken Swiger]. Some of you have reached out to me about the results of my follow-up doctor’s visit yesterday morning. This email is to let everyone else know how it went.
    This gastroenterologist imaged the tumor with both standard endoscopic camera and ultrasound. She stated that she thinks the tumor is “too small” to remove and suggested we let it grow a couple of years and check it again. Since I had a large cancerous tumor removed (along with a third of my stomach) last summer; I am inclined to NOT take her advice. I truly do not understand her logic. I told her that if I have to undergo stomach cancer surgery again, I would like it to be done while it is small, and via endoscopic means, or maybe laproscopic, instead of having my belly split open again.
    She did confirm that the tumor is in the stroma, [the stomach lining] and not inside the stomach itself. That part is the same as last year. However, this tumor seems to have grown very quickly. They tells me GIST [gastro-intestinal-stromal-tumors] are notoriously slow-growing. However, this one was NOT imaged in December or February and is already as big as an aspirin tablet.
    So, it is a waiting game as I will be seeing my regular G.I. doctor again on September 7th. I have purposed in my heart and mind to not worry or fret about it as I have given this health issue to God and have no desire to take it back.
    I do thank all of you for your concern and prayers.
    Let’s agree together in faith for our Heavenly Father to intervene.

  24. From Nathan Willoughby, COGWA pastor, Louisville & Henderson, KY; Nashville, TN:
    Andrew Collingwood had his second open-heart surgery, Wednesday, Aug. 15. The delicate and risky surgery took close to eight hours, with Andrew spending four hours on bypass, but all went very well. The surgeons commented on how smoothly the surgery went and how quickly Andrew’s heart went back into synchronous rhythm after being taken off bypass. Not even 24 hours after the surgery, Andrew was able to get out of bed and appeared to be healing very quickly. Today, Aug. 17, they have Andrew walking around, helping him gain his strength back; they will also be moving him out of ICU into a regular room. The cardiologist said that Andrew will more than likely go home sometime on Sunday, which he is looking forward to.
    The Collingwood family is very thankful to everyone for their prayers, cards and calls of encouragement during this difficult time. But most of all, they are thankful for God’s comforting and directing hand that has been very evident in all that has transpired over the past couple of weeks.
    1017 Kehoe Lane
    Jeffersonville, IN 47130

  25. August 17; Day +49
    Corner turned.
    It’s official–Olivia has moved to the slowly improving path instead of the downward spiral.
    Wednesday’s surgery went well and the apheresis team came up immediately with their giant machine for her first ECP treatment. She was sore and grumpy, but otherwise the day went fine. The ECP results are slow but they expect to start to see some improvement next week. She turned a definite corner yesterday. Her stool frequency has decreased, her pain is almost completely managed and she spent a great deal of time engaging and playing. She was able to munch on some chicken and her steroid dose has been lowered. As an added bonus, Lucas has been able to visit the last couple days and the contrast between last week’s visits today are dramatic. Last week she just sat and wouldn’t interact with him at all but during the visit today they were giggling and playing together. The road to recovery isn’t expected to be a straight line, but there is relief that the worst seems to be behind her. Sarah add, “Thanks for all the prayers. I don’t quite have the right words to express how grateful we are for the endless encouragement and love and prayers.”

  26. Please pause to pray tonight for our brother in the faith, Rick Pratt. Linda posted on Face Book that Rick is suffering with appendicitis in a hospital in Fort Myers FL. They may do surgery tonight.
    Please pray for God’s hand of protection to be on Rick and that He will surround Rick with HIs holy angels in the operating room to guide and direct the surgical team.

    Those of you who attend with SDCA in Knoxville know that we support the Child of God Orphanage in Kenya. It is a worthy item for our prayer list and also worthy of our financial support. I received the following email from brother Patrick Hinds asking for us to pray about a specific and current need at the orphanage.
    The orphanage in Kenya, Child of God Rescue, will be having a Hydro-Geological Survey done tomorrow, This will determine the viability and potential cost of digging a well which is badly needed.
    Please send out this prayer request that all goes well and the we find out the water is available and within reach from a cost perspective. Can be very expensive to dig a well in Kenya and we have heard figures from $10k -$30k.
    They have spent over $6k in water deliveries in the last 12 months due a mild drought. Therefore even, at the upper end [a well] can pay for itself rather quickly. Although at the upper end, there will be a steep climb to raise that $.
    God is Amazing and he will Provide!!!!
    Patrick Hinds
    Choice One Recruiting
    Desk: 931-293-2534

    Let’s agree to pray that God will guide the search for water and will have His perfect will on behalf of the orphans. Let’s ask our Heavenly Father to turn this challenging daily requirement for water into a blessing in the form of a bounteous supply of water that will be more than sufficient for the needs of the orphanage; and will actually become a source of income for them and a blessing to the surrounding community.

  27. Wanda Smith (COGWA: Dallas, TX) has been diagnosed with bronchitis. Your prayers for God’s healing will be greatly appreciated.

  28. Please ask our Heavenly Father intervene on behalf of Doris Greer. She suffers with congestive heart failure.

    Please pause to pray for our brother in the faith, Nathan Mitchell. Nathan has been experiencing atrial fibrillation in his heart. Please pray that his heart returns to a normal rhythm and that he has no more afib attacks.

    David Davis has requested prayer for his friend, Joe Teixeira [Joe Tex]. In 2010 Joe was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney disease called Focal Segmental Glomularsclerosis. He has been a transplant list for about a year. They found a match and Joe is scheduled to get a kidney transplant at Vanderbilt hospital on August 28th.
    Please pray for a successful transplant surgery. Also remember his wife Cindy in prayer. You can read more about Joe at this link:

  29. August 23; Day +55
    Olivia has been tentatively diagnosed with typhlitis (Neutropenic Enterocolitis), an inflammation of a part of the large intestine known as the cecum. It’s a severe condition that usually affects people with a weakened immune system. She is receiving some specific antibiotics and if her body rebounds quickly, that’s our indication that this is typhlitis and not GVHD. (GVHD never responds quickly to any treatment.) Her heart rate has decreased significantly after 12 hours of antibiotics. Her steroids have been increased and they have stopped all feeding via tubes and she is completely fasting again. (One of the side effects of steroids is uncontrollable hunger so this seems particularly cruel.) Prayers for her comfort and peace of mind would be appreciated. There were discussions yesterday about her fasting for the next 10 days as the infection/GVHD heals, but the hope is her recovery will be quick and they’ll start allowing foods very soon. In spite of the foregoing, there have been moments of activity and joy over the last couple days. The ECP treatment yesterday went smoothly and there have been visits with friends.

  30. Antoine Kelly (COGWA: Houston North) requests your prayers for his wife, Hajer, who has been hospitalized with liver and kidney failure.

  31. From Greg Sargent, COGWA pastor, Columbia, MO; Kansas City, KS:
    Barbara McClellan is requesting prayers concerning a recent diagnosis that revealed she has third stage ovarian cancer. Her medical treatment involves chemotherapy to shrink the tumor, followed by surgery and then another round of chemotherapy. She realizes these treatments don’t heal her and is trusting in divine intervention to totally rid her body of this disease. Barbara and her husband, Jerry, deeply appreciate your prayers.
    8630 Thorpe St.
    De Soto, KS 66018

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