"O Lord, Hear My Prayer!" by Jude Roldan, 2015 Festival Chorus
It is quite gloomy weather this morning without a sun which is hiding from us now. However, it means we still have a sun up there! It is just temporarily not seen from our eyes. So our new day and our new week is not so pessimistic at all since it will come out sooner or later. Furthermore, we are very optimistic in our life because our God is always here with us faithfully, saying “You are my children, the children of light!” So we are ready to begin our new day with this bright reminder from our living God today! Now we have our prayer list updated for this week. Let us continue to call upon the name of the Lord to take whatever comes in our life as an opportunity to testify God’s power and love for us! This is our reason why we have to experience God’s power of healing today in every aspect of our life. Our songs of joy and thanksgiving will never end!
Ann’s husband – open heart surgery went well
Sunjoo’s father’s surgery went well
Clark and Carla’s son getting married, their wedding plan next year.
Margaret W.’s surgery this Wednesday
Eileen D.’s emergency total hip replacement surgery on Monday
Andrea, Joslyn’s cousin in Norway, preparing his next step of his life as well as his family and their faith.
Sunjoo’s father’s recovery from the surgery and her trip back home this week
Casey for traveling mercy
Sharon and Ken for their health condition
Pat for her recovery at North Terrace
Adam and Maggie expecting twin baby girls for her healthy delivery this week
Wisconsin Conference's new Delegation to represent not just Wisconsin Conference but God’s will in the future as they become able to see what God's will is for Christ’s Church; Our United Methodist Community of Faith - for God’s healing, healing for our wounded-ness and brokenness and for God’s guiding light in our every steps to follow only the Holy Spirit so that we don’t miss this divine opportunity to be cleansed and renewed by the power of Jesus Christ to be One with God and each other for God’s eternal Kingdom without losing hearts so that we are able to see Christ’s love from each other’s lives.
“O God, complete the work you have begun in us. Release through us a flow of mercy and gentleness that will bring water where there is desert, healing where there is hurt, peace where there is violence, beauty where there is ugliness, justice where there is brokenness, beginnings where there are dead-ends. Waken in us gratitude of our life, love for every living things, joy in what is human and holy, praise for you! We pray this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.”
Markesan & Princeton Emmanuel Prayer List
To Start the Children & Youth Ministry in our church; Church wide Advent Bible Study Preparation this week; Christmas Musical Preparation each Saturday; Julie A. for healing from radiation (correction from chemo) to treat her lung cancer; Ann’s husband’s recovery from the open heart surgery; Nancy’s great granddaughter’s healing from broken arm; Dodie and Bob L. for their traveling to FL until next spring; Cindy with terminal cancer; Tyrone for divine guidance preparing new step of his life; Serving heart to grow; Kuhn family preparing baptism this season; Carla’s son-in-law and sister-in-law for their health concerns; Kermit’s friends, Mark & Vince for their health; Delany for her condition; David C. in serve in Ukraine; Shirley’s friend, Barb, for health and her financial situation; Aron’s friend’s uncle, Bob’s healing; Debbie & Valerie for God’s guiding light; Alice for her health; All those who are now confronting uncertainty of their life in transition; Mary Jane’s friend Irene; Jim’s health and his faith; Betty’s health; Dick’s friends, Sandy and Karen, for their health; Cindy H’s parents dealing with cancers; Kayla’s friend Dan dealing with kidney issue; Sadan (6 year old) from Hope School having cancer tumor; Carlton R. in nursing home; Judy and Kevin and their family for healing and God’s purpose; Jeffrey W. and Amy D. for God’s healing; Cindy P. for her Health; Arnold S. in VT healing as he fight with cancer; All those who are dealing with scleroderma; Bill’s brother Charles dealing with Alzheimer’s in California; Zachary for personal issues; All those who are dealing with addictions; Nina R. for divine guiding light; Denise R. for God’s strengthening power as well as for healing; Seth for his faith; Saul for his faith journey and his trial; Thelma for On-Going Medical Treatment; all those who are not able to come to worship regularly including Ruth M, Jim T, Bill & Fae C.
Our Caring and Prayer Circle; Bible Study Groups – Prayer, Exodus, Men’s Breakfast, Caring Team and Discipleship Group; Prison Ministers from our church, Shirley P. & Nina Z. and the prison chaplains; Hope School in Beit Jala, Israel; Interhope Missionary Wilkinsons; Pastor HY Park, Wisconsin missionary in Russia; Our District Superintendent Rev. Tsuker Yang; Rev. Dan Dick, assistant to Bishop; Bishop Hee-Soo Jung in our conference and his spiritual leadership following the Holy Spirit in this challenging time so that they all can see the Will of God clearly; Missionaries all around the world sent by God and the Church as well as all the pastors and lay leadership in the Christian churches around the world for discerning heart to see the will of God and for the strength to hold it and to carry their call faithfully and truthfully; Jayme’s healing and recovery
Our prayers also include the divine wisdom for all those who are dealing with the issues of accepting or approving, right or wrong, left or right; Direction of our nation; Pure Heart in Leadership of the country; Peace of the world; Christians who are suffering because of their faith in Christ for their endurance, especially in the Middle East, Africa, Israel, China, Russia, and North Korea; Christian Churches around the world, especially, UMC’s direction in God’s will through the council of bishops; God’s favor for us, for our family, for our church, for our community, for our country as we follow the will of God.