11 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 gathering on October 25th. 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 meeting is planned for October 18th. The meetings are at 6:30 p.m. in the central time zone. 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

    Watchman’s Voice Ministry, Mississippi
    * Terry Beam

    Churches of God, North Georgia
    * Holland Corbitt

    Living God Ministries, Oregon
    * Bill & Esther Glover

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

    Churches of God, Atlanta, Georgia
    * Dennis Thomas
    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 as follows:
    October 1st / Ref. #1: “Courageous Endurance” by Whit Moorer
    October 2nd / Ref. #2: “What Is My Purpose?” by Wade Higgins
    October 3rd / Ref. #3: “God’s Protection” by Holland Corbitt
    October 4th / Ref. #4: “Feast Sermon” by Stephen Glover
    October 5th / Ref. #5: Bill Harkins
    October 6th / Ref. #6: “Feast Sermon” by Stephen Glover
    October 7th / Ref. #7: “Feast Sermon” by Stephen Glover
    October 8th / Ref. #8: Larry Cobb
    October 9th / Ref. #9: “A Child Shall Lead Them” by Stephen Glover
    October 10th / Ref. #10: “Feast Sermon” by Stephen Glover
    October 11th / Ref. #11: “Feast Sermon” by Stephen Glover
    October 12th / Ref. #12: Bill Glover
    October 13th / Ref. #13: “Feast Sermon” by Stephen Glover
    October 14th / Ref. #14: Bill Harkins

  6. Jennifer Demarest requests your prayers for her father, Perry Harold, who has been struggling for some time with memory issues and at times having difficulty making sense of things.  After suffering from some frequent headaches, his doctor scheduled a CT scan of his brain.  The doctor called him that night to say they found a large tumor in his right temple area and severe swelling around the mass.  He was immediately sent for a neurosurgical consult at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL.  The result was that the tumor is a little more complex than they thought and swelling is spreading from the right side to the left.  The mass is actually located underneath the right side of his brain and behind his eye area.  It is a mengioma tumor, a tumor that arises from a layer of tissue that covers the brain and spine.    While most (about 90%) are not cancerous, they cannot be sure until they can see it.  Because of the location and the increased swelling, the doctor wants to do the surgery as soon as possible and is scheduling it for this Thursday (tomorrow).  The surgery will require lifting up the right side of his brain to get to the tumor and possibly removing the tumor from some optic nerves that it appears to be around.  Surgery will be about 4 hours if there are no complications and he will be in the hospital for at least 3 days after.  Recovery from the surgery itself is approximately 6 weeks.  They will also assess his rehab needs there, as this type of surgery may cause some loss of ability to remember how to do regular everyday tasks.  Your prayers for Mr. Harold, his wife and family would be greatly appreciated.

  7. Joy Kosharek (COGWA: St. Petersburg, FL) requests your prayers for her younger brother, Daniel Ostaszewski.  He is undergoing surgery at this time for a 4-hour operation for a heart valve replacement.  He is facing several months of recovery.

  8. Prayer Requests:
    God’s people protection especially during the Fall Holy Days and Feast sites around the world.
    Temeisha Quick – Grandparents property be protected from vandalism; and her to be granted favor to be blessed with funds for a car
    Prayer for all people impacted by Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey.
    Christiane Williams’s mother health issues and treatment
    Jarmaine Earnest and family – home challenges with water leak with possible mildew and mold seeking 100% insurance assistance for repairs, job situation to supplement one income family now, medical bills relief with hospital costs, grace with current job for acceptable ratings, and all parents to lead family in God’s will
    Sarah Ingram continued positive progress and recovery and healing of heart attack
    Steve Williams healing and strengthen of his heart situation
    God’s people protection especially during the Fall Holy Days and Feast sites around the world
    Marilyn Walton job (and hiring contractors) in Savannah and protection and care of her grandchildren
    Joe & Theresa Edwards health issues
    All others inclusive for spiritual discernment, financial stability, and physical healing
    SDCA Knoxville, TN

    Friends and Prayer Team,

    Here is the latest I have received regarding Conner Hollon and Rebecca Hollon.

    Though the tendons in his hand were visible, mercifully they were not damaged.   He received 20 stitches (that’s a lot in such a little hand!) and is doing well.

    However, within one block of leaving the hospital, they had to turn around and go back. Rebecca was feeling dizzy, disoriented and having trouble forming/finding words.   All her vitals checked out fine as did a brain scan and additional scan of her abdominal region (nothing new was found). 

    They are home now but Rebecca is still extremely lethargic.   Please continue to pray for Rebecca. Glen is, obviously, very concerned and this is all taking quite a toll on him, as well.

    Conner is currently with his Uncle Phil and Aunt Kim and is undoubtedly in some pain this morning.  Please continue praying for him too. 
    Please pray God’s hedge of protection around this family!!!  They have been through so much! 

    Thanks for lifting them up in prayer.

    Michael Deering shared an urgent prayer request for a dear brother in India.

    Urgent Prayer Request for Prasad Deering Gampala. He was rushed to the hospital and is currently in ICU for some kind of seizure from what Chitti describes.
    Shalom all, 
    The Feasts Trumpets was good and peaceful.
    I & Amma the Ruth and some brothers are rushing travel to SAFE EMRGENCY taking bro. PRASAD’ is in serious condition again. Please pass this request all to pray for the situation improves soon.
    I do not know what kind of disease bro. Prasad has. He and his wife were in children Bible class. All of the suddenly he fell on floor and his body shake and render him unconscious stage. So we brought him to hospital, and they admitted ​in iCU. I will update more soon tomorrow morning
    Nee thammudu
    Chitti Babu Gampala

    Please join me in praying for Prasad.

    Elder Stephen Seachord updated us tonight on brother Terry Gaddy (#22 under Sickness & Suffering).They have scheduled him for another surgery on Septmeber 26th to transplant his cornea. The surgery sould repair the leak in his eye and had to be done ASAP.

    Thanks for lifting Terry and Betty Gaddy up in prayer.

    I learned yesterday from sister Constance Corbett that Mr. Ron Elkins passed away in Hot Springs Arkansas due to heart and kidney failure. Let’s lift up his family and friends in our prayers.

    We received a special request of a sensitive nature, and yet one that needs to be shared. It was brought to our Bible study at SDCA last year that a 5 year old little boy in Georgia was acting out in class and impressing upon the staff and all the other children that he was a “girl”. We will call his name “Andy” (God knows exactly his real name and situation).

    This year, the now 6 year Andy was invited to a party (along with all of the other members of his class). The hostess prepared gift bags for boys and girls and put their names on them. The hostess’ daughter saw Andy’s name on a boy’s bag and told her mom “Oh no mommy, Andy will have a fit. He only wants “girl’ things. 

    The mom told her daughter she thought it would be OK as-is. But when Andy came into the party and saw his name on a “boy’s” bag he began to scream and was unconsoleable (just as the little girl had predicted). Andy  curled up in a corner and screamed uncontrollably until the hostess went back to create a new bag with his name on it and “girl” contents. Once he received his “girl” bag He was fine and behaved in an OK manner.

    The hostess has to deal with questions from her 6 year daughter about alternative lifestyles and gender confusion. She asked a family member to pray about it for her. One can imagine that the other families of children in that classroom deal with such questions as well.

    Let’s pray for Andy. He lives with his mom and apparently has never had a dad in the picture. He is obviously distraught and seems way too concerned [at that young age] with gender identity. I am concerned that he may become permanently scarred [psychologically and emotionally] by this obsession. We know that God loves Andy. Let’s request that God will intervene to bring healing, clarity, and peace to this tragic situation. 

    Let’s also pray for the other children in his class who are being exposed to unsettling emotional outbursts and confusing situations at so early an age.

    Those of you who have been part of this intervessory prayer endeavor for very long will remember the name Angie Shaver. We are currently praying for her recovery from a major cancer-related surgery. We have also prayer this past year for her step-dad, Dennis Sharna who battled cancer, but succumbed. About the same time Angie’s father was diagnosed with a chronic lung disease.

    Now, Angie’s mom, Linda Sharna, has learned that she also has a very aggressive form of cancer (right on the heels of losing her husband). So, we are adding Linda Sharna to our prayer list. Let’s lift her up in faith believing for God to intervene.

    Of course, we need to continue to remember Angie for healing and pain relief.

    Ken Swiger
    United Christian Church Birmingham, AL 
    Ronnie Tallie has been running a fever, the cause of which has not been determined.  Marlene has also been running a slight temperature.

  9. We are saddened to announce the passing of long time friend, elder and pastor Ron Elkins.    We are pleased to include the following information about our friend.  

    Ronald Layne Elkins, age 67, of Norman, AR, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
    He was born on January 29, 1950 in DeQueen, AR, the son of Rupert Richard Elkins and Gladys Lucille Pack Elkins. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Clara Elkins; and his sister, Rosella Glascock.

    Ronald was employed by Centerpoint Energy and retired after 38 years of service. He was a member and retired minister of the Church of God International. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and collecting, especially antique radios. He had a great sense of humor and was generous and kind.

    He is survived his daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and David Dowden of Norman; his son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Jerri Martz of Avery, Texas; five grandchildren, Billy Wayne Martz, Meridith Martz, Cody Booth, Nicholas Crisp and Joshua Latham; eight great-grandchildren; his twin brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Brenda Elkins of Texarkana, Arkansas; his sisters and brother-in-law, Lola Herrington of Texarkana, Arkansas, Janice Foley of Washington, D.C., and Richie and Guy Stevens of Los Angeles, California; and several nieces and nephews.

    Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 1, 2017, in the Liberty Cemetery with Pastor Charles Gross officiating.

    Visitation will be held Sunday, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM before the service at the funeral home

  10. Richard Kisel sent in this request For Earl Williams:

    From FOT AT Land between the lakes.  We have been sharing cabin here with Barbara and Earl Williams.  Earl is having to leave Fri AM due to serious illness.  Hi Blood Pressure, feeling cold with chills, legs and ankles swelling.  He will be going to doctor in Cincinnati.  Please pray for him.

    SDCA Knoxville, TN

    Friends and Prayer Partners,

    Sister Sheila Butler shared this request for a friend, Tim Pelfrey, and his wife.

    Tim and Heather Pelfrey.He’s the one I had on the list for a long. Tim’s cancer has progressed and they are now just making him comfortable and no more treatments. They will be meeting with palliative care in the morning. Thank you

    Sister Judy Stockdale shared on Face Book that her granddaughter Jazlyn is in the hospital for emergency appendix surgery. Please pray for a successful surgery and a quick recovery for Jazzy.

    Brother James Sexton had a stop-over in a Birmingham AL hospital on the way tot eh Feast. He has been suffering with a kidney stone. he is in Fort Walton Beach now and feeling better. Let’s pray that the stone does not give him any more problems while he is at the Feast.

    Sister Rebecca Hollon is at the Fort Walton Feast site. SHe has been struggling the past several days. Let’s pray for her pain level to be greatly reduced and that she will be able to enjoy a blessed Feast.

  11. Request made by Vonciel Paul, Christian Ambassadors, Decatur: 

    Please continue to pray for Rakenia James 16 yrs old friend of my church Sister at UCG. Scar tissue from Brain surgery years ago continue to cause seizures. I am share a room with her and her Mom at the Feast in Jamaica and she had one this morning. I’ve been praying for her for years but witnessing it was scary. Just think on this Last Great Day in the future we will not have a prayer list because sickness and even death will not exist, Praise God Hallelujah!

    SDCA Knoxville, TN

    Friends and Prayer Team,

    Please continue to pray about the terrible fires in northern California. In the town of Santa Rosa California at least 11 are dead, 100+ injured, 1500 homes and businesses are destroyed, and many people are missing. This is only one of the multiple fires in the northern CA area.

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