25 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 June 13th & 27th. 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 June 6th & 20th. 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
    Weldon Boring

    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. From Eric Evans, COGWA pastor, London, KY; Knoxville, TN & Asheville, NC:
    On Saturday evening, my father in-law, Bill Swanson, a retired pastor in the Knoxville, Tennessee, congregation, started experiencing severe chest pain. We were able to transport him to the emergency room at the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he received an EKG and then was “triaged.”
    The EKG revealed “abnormality” and he was admitted for further tests on Sunday and today.
    Your prayers for him and his wife of 55 years, Judy, are greatly appreciated.
    3748 Whitworth Dr.
    Knoxville, TN 37938

  7. The Memorial Service for Mr. Tony Morelli, Sr will be Friday, May 11, from 10 to 10:55 AM for friends and family at Mariani’s Funeral Home. The Memorial Service will begin at 11 AM.
    Address of Mariani Funeral Home:
    200 Hawkins St
    Providence RI 02904
    The address to send cards:
    Donna McAdams or Tony Morelli Sr
    31 Arro St
    N Providence, RI 02904

    The Morelli Family thanks everyone for their prayers, cards, and their love during this time of grief and loss and mourning.

  8. From Doug Johnson, COGWA pastor, Cleveland, OH; Meadville PA:
    Renee Williams, the member from the Cleveland, Ohio, congregation, who battled a serious foot infection leading to amputation of her right foot in February, is home. In the last five months, she has also had a lumpectomy to remove a cancerous tumor from her breast.
    She is upbeat and encouraged in looking ahead. Her oncologist says he sees no further evidence of cancer at this time. She is progressing well toward being fitted for a prosthetic foot, re-learning how to walk, and rejoining everyone at services (she’s only been able to attend one Sabbath service since early November). She still tires easily, and will continue to need in-home physical therapy, but she is very grateful for the improvement in her condition.
    She and her husband, Ray, want to thank so many who have prayed for her and written them many cards.
    20765 Quarry Rd
    Wellington, OH 44090

  9. From: David Jackson, COGWA pastor, Clarksville & Salisbury, MD; Bedford & York, PA:

    Brendan and Cassandra Ebersole are asking for prayers as she has her upcoming PET Scan on Monday, May 7. As many know, she is battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This scan will tell them if the two rounds of chemotherapy have affected her tumor so far. Her doctors are predicting she will either go into radiation therapy or have two more rounds of chemo. Cassie will meet with the oncologist and know the results on Thursday, May 10. Prayers would be appreciated that she will need the least amount of chemo or radiation possible. Cassie and Brendan continue to be very positive, looking to God for her ultimate healing. Thank you for the continual prayers!

    305 Washington St.
    Cumberland, MD 21502

  10. From Eric Evans, COGWA pastor, Asheville, NC, Knoxville, TN & London, KY:

    Mike Bettes received the results from the latest tests, and they were mixed. The scan showed that everything in the brain is staying pretty stable. Mike had a P.E.T scan done a few days later and it was not very encouraging. It showed quite a bit of growth and spreading. The doctor said it has spread to his liver and possibly to the bones. There are a lot of lymph nodes on the right side of his neck that are swollen. The current treatment that he was receiving was stopped because it wasn’t effective. He is now undergoing immunotherapy.
    Mike, his wife, Teresa, daughter, Natasha Collins and grandsons, Christian and Jaxon have been wonderful examples in the face of adversity. The many cards, letters and prayers are greatly appreciated! Please continue to keep them in your prayers.
    1630 Northfield Dr.
    Maryville, TN 37804-3693

  11. For the last 5 years the Biblical Research Association has sponsored the Unity of the Spirit and Fellowship Conference in an effort to focus on the kind of relationship members of the Body of Christ should have. We all have been reconciled to our heavenly Father by the blood of Christ. Unfortunately the version of unit that has developed is not the kind of unity talked about in Scripture for those who are in Christ; the love of the truth. It appears that brethren are more interested in going along to get along, in large feast sites, beaches, grand hotels, food and entertainment rather than the intended purpose of the appointed times of God (Amos 5:21; Isiah 1:14; Jeremiah 23:22). The appointed time of God are for the people of God to learn more about Him, His Son Jesus, and our developing Their Divine Nature.
    Every 5th Sabbath They give us an opportunity to celebrate the oneness we have been granted in Them. Below is the 2018 Unity of the Spirit conference schedule:
    June 23rd – hosted by New Life Kingdom Ministries 7th Day
    September 15th – hosted by Beulah Church of God
    December 29th – hosted by Biblical Research Association

    Please mark these dates on your calendar. Time and locations of these events are forthcoming. Join us to shine the light that Christ has shined on us to other Sabbath keepers who are seeking to grow in and become one in Christ.
    Lemie McGarity
    Biblical Research Association

  12. Richard “Dick” Hegna (UCG: Big Sandy, TX) died peacefully on Sunday, May 13. He was 84. Services will be held at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater with visitation on Friday, May 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. A private graveside service for family only will follow the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.
    Address for cards:
    Mike and Karen Danapas
    15072 CR 343
    Tyler, TX 75708

  13. From Larry Lambert, COGWA pastor, Roanoke & Williamsburg, VA; Princeton & Charleston, WV:
    David Rowe successfully underwent surgery on Tuesday to replace a broken lead in his pacemaker. They were not able to remove both of the broken leads, so one was left inside. His vitals are good now and he is smiling and talking with us. His pacemaker was also replaced with their latest technology. Doctors said they expect him to be released from the hospital in a couple days. He knows our Father intervened and is very grateful for your prayers on his behalf. Please continue to pray for God’s help during this recovery process.
    3711 Breeze Port Arch
    Chesapeake, VA 23321

  14. Letter from Mr. Wayne Mitchell, Pastor
    As many of you are already aware, our friend and brother Gary Shay passed away yesterday afternoon (May 20, 2018) during our Pentecost worship service. He apparently had a massive heart attack and did not suffer long.
    Gary and Janet are known and loved by so many whom they have served faithfully over many decades. Gary died surrounded by so many friends and brothers and sisters in Christ and he died doing what he loved to do, serving the congregation, making sure our audio and video experience was of the best quality.
    I did get to spend a little time with Janet and her family at their home last evening. They are doing very well, considering the circumstance. Janet & Gary’s grandson, Nick stood in front of the house and played a moving rendition of Amazing Grace on the bagpipes. What a beautiful tribute to his grandfather.
    The family is planning to hold a very simple remembrance service for all who wish to attend during our weekly church service in Northridge. That won’t take place for at least three weeks as Janet will be unavailable for the next couple of weeks. When the date is planned, I will let you all know.
    Please keep Janet and her family in your prayers of intercession. Cards and letters can be sent to:
    Janet Shay
    941 Fuschia Avenue
    Glendora, CA 91740-4833

  15. From Roger West (COGWA: Fr. Worth, TX):
    On Wednesday before Pentecost we got the results of recent biopsies that my wife, Andrea, had the week before. The biopsies show that she has cancer in two areas of her right breast. Surgery is scheduled for June 14. We would appreciate your prayers for God’s guidance and intervention.
    810 Blue Oak Dr
    Lewisville, TX 75067

  16. Shanna Kamens (COGWA: St. Petersburg, FL) reports that her friend, Alice Schimanky, has been diagnosed with late stage gallbladder cancer and is at home now under Hospice care. She is comfortable and in good spirits. Her daughters are with her and everyone is very grateful for your thoughts and prayers.

  17. Shanna Kamens (COGWA: St. Petersburg, FL) reports that her husband, Jerry, has a dear friend who has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. Tommy Krause had a laminectomy this past week and the anesthesia has left him with increased confusion. Also, Tommy’s wife, Shelley, is scheduled for mitral valve surgery on Thursday (May 31). Your prayers for Tommy and Shelly would be greatly appreciated.

  18. JF & Cheryl Koontz (COGWA: St. Petersburg, FL) request your prayers for their 1½ year old grandson, Logan. Yesterday he pulled a cup of hot coffee on himself and has burns on the front of his neck and chest. He began running a fever this afternoon and had to be taken to the ER. The doctor is now suggesting he be taken to the burn unit. Your prayers for God’s intervention for healing are requested.

  19. From Ken Treybig, COGWA pastor, East Texas, TX; Ruston, LA:

    LaDonna Teague, of the Ruston, Louisiana, congregation, had been continually declining due to her MS and some days was unable to get out of bed. Her daughter stated, “At times this disease leaves her unable to speak fluently, walk, stand, sleep, swallow foods/drinks, breathe adequately, or perform everyday living tasks. She also suffers with chronic and severe inflammation, pain and muscle spasms.”
    A few weeks ago she decided to try a stem cell treatment and after one infusion immediately felt a little better. After further infusions, along with other treatments, she is walking again and able to speak in complete sentences. She attended morning services on Pentecost, walking without her powered wheelchair—which she has not done for over a year. She was able to drive to the store last week and did some light shopping. Her husband, Chris, says she is like a different person!
    The doctor said this will not reverse or cure MS, but can reverse some of the deterioration and should arrest further progression. LaDonna will see him in six months and again in 12 for follow-ups and perhaps additional treatment. The Teagues want to thank everyone for their prayers and all the encouragement, share the wonderful news and ask for continued prayers that God will ensure the treatment continues to have terrific benefits.

    Kay Cribbs (COGWA: St. Petersburg, FL) reports that her husband, Jim, had an outpatient procedure on Tuesday to implant a monitor just under the skin near his heart. He now has an app on his phone connected to this monitor which transmits data to his cardiologist so he can see how Jim’s heart is doing. The doctor is looking for any kind of abnormal heart rhythm that may be causing Jim’s episodes of dizziness. Your continued prayers for Jim would be very much appreciated.

  20. Wendy Shipley (COGWA: Dallas, TX) was taken to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano yesterday where an MRI and CT scan revealed she had experienced a slight stroke. She remains in the hospital while her progress is monitored. Your prayers for Wendy would be appreciated.
    Today, Wendy sent an update.
    “I wanted to let my friends and church family know that once again our Great God has protected and shown His loving kindness to me. I had a stroke last week. It could have been fatal (because of where it was positioned) but it was only minor. I am home now and slowly working past it. I will be in physical and speech therapy for awhile but I feel well and very blessed to be here. I would appreciate your prayers for a quick recovery so I can return to my service playing hymns and attend the FOT which is my first priority.
    Loving you all and standing in awe of my loving God.

  21. Rhonda Roell (COGWA: St. Petersburg, FL) had X-rays taken of her broken kneecap yesterday (May 31) and the doctor says it is healing and should be ready for knee replacement surgery in July. She is undergoing physical therapy to strengthen her leg and body. Arthritis on both sides of the knee is so bad that when she tries to walk normally it almost takes her breath away. She also has issues with sitting for long periods of time because of the pain and swelling. “Other than all that,” she says, “I am doing well. Hope to come to Sabbath services again soon.” Your continued prayers would be appreciated.

  22. A text message from Joanna Boston that she sent to me last night, an update on her granddaughter. “They did put her in ICU…now she’s on her way out…to her room.. thanks for reassuring info and prayers!!!”

    From Mrs, Edward
    Update on Nick Collins the tumor was cancer and his GI tract has cancer he is still on the ventilator and his BP is stable with meds his kidneys have shut down they are doing dialysis he has received no sedation for 2 days but is showing no response to commands my sister will not give up or let them stop anything and is making arrangements to have him moved to a long-term care facility please continue to lift up your prayers for God’s intervention we hope everyone has a Blessed
    Sabbath and a wonderful weekend our love to all
    Sent by Lorie on John’s phone
    5/31 Update Nick passed away Wed night 5/30. No date has been set for Memorial service at this time.

  23. Ray Miller needs prayers for palsy and condition of left eye and left side of mouth.
    Kathy Wilkes needs prayers for pneumonia, bronchitis, and trouble with left eye.
    Drew and Erika Glover are pleased to announce the birth of their first son, Jaxson Avery.
    Helen Rowell is joined by you spiritual family for God’s granting of 94 years of human spent in growing and overcoming. Here’s to her 95th year!
    Tim Pierce is suffering from low kidney function. If it gets much lower he will have to begin dialysis. Please pray!
    Donna Feemster has been diagnosed with leukemia.
    Connie Williams is asking for God’s mercy and blessing with a problem of high blood pressure.
    Allen Starr (Triple A) is suffering from ongoing health problems.
    Dennis Spaethe is praising God for progress following a kidney replacement.
    Cheryl Curry continue to need our prayer for spiritual victory in the battle against cancer, and for healing of the tumors in her body.

  24. Sometimes we receive requests that are of a personal nature that cause the person requesting to simply ask for us to remember them in prayer for their UNSPOKEN request. These requests are know to the one requesting them, and of course, they are known to our Heavenly Father.

    May I ask you to please pause and pray this morning for Scott Shepard [San Diego]? Scott is a coworker of Glen Leslie and has reached out to us for prayer about his unspoken request which is at a critical juncture today.
    Let’s ask God to intervene on Scott’s behalf in such a way to make it known to him that the Almighty has worked to resolve the issue.

    Elder Stephen Seachord [COG TX] shared the following update on June Beaver.
    Just received word today that June Beaver (85) is doing better from her stroke and she was moved to the top floor where the Rehab section located.
    June finally received approval from Humana Medicare
    for 2 weeks of Rehab at the Greenville, Texas Hospital.
    Not sure what she is going to do after this.
    She wanted to thank everyone for their prayers for her.

  25. Some of you will know Ann Bankston of Bath Springs, TN, a long time Church of God member, and mother of Melody Bankston (Tallie), and grandmother of Colton, Spencer, and Alexis Tallie. Ann passed away Saturday at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN at the age of 57.
    Visitation will be at Parsons Mortuary in Parsons, TN tomorrow, June 5th, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., with the funeral at 11:00. Burial will follow in the Old Center Cemetery in Bath Springs.
    Please be in prayer for the family.
    David Duff

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