Weekly Prayer Journal- September 20, 2022


 

Missionaries of the month:Pray for all of our missionaries around the world. 

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Pastors & Deacons: Please remember to keep our pastors and deacons close in prayer as they diligently serve the Lord and our church.  

 

Ukraine-Pray for God's mercy for the people of Ukraine and the surrounding countries affected by the war. 

 

Linda Tapia-Please pray for Mike Jr.'s trip to Tanzania. He leaves Monday. Pray for safety and protection for him and the intern he is traveling with. Pray that God wil give him wisdom to accomplish what he has for him to do there. 

 

Micki Lofrano-Prayers for my sister Margie and her children as they continue to mourn the loss of her husband and their Dad. They are all believers, Praise God! Pray for their financial situation to improve and the Lord to comfort them as they grieve his 1 year anniversary this week. 

 

Sissy Fitzgerald-Pray for healing for her Mom, Ellen. Pray for strength, peace and wisdom for Sissy. 

 

Wally Betancourt- Pray all goes well with my heart procedure on 10/5. 

 

Melissa Jones-Pray for Dennis to obtain employment.

 

Nancy Gordon-Please pray for the procedure on my other hand on 9/22. Pray for protection from the substace being injected into my finger. 

 

Danielle Maletto-Please pray for Kenneth. He is struggling with addiction and homelessness. His personal troubles are very trying. He follows the Lord strongly but he needs prayer. 

 

Shanna Best-Please pray for the family of the 13 yr old boy who was hit by a car and passed away in Heightstown. Pray for my sister and Dad who work in the building where he was found. Please let them find solace in God. Pray for Tom O'Leary that he would find peace in the Lord as he draws closer to Him. 

 

Linda Friedman-Pray for healing and recovery for family members that have COVID. Pray for my parents happiness, health longevity. Pray for my nephew and his wife to work out their differnces and love eah other more. May this help everyone in my family to draw closer to Jesus. Pray my husband and I draw closer together together and love each other more. Also pray for my niece and her new husband that just got married that they have a long and happy marriage and draw closr to Jesus. 

 

Kurt & Annie Hollering-Pray for Annie as she has ankle problems and dizzy spells. Pray for wisdom for  the doctors to figure out the reason. 

 

James Casey-Please pray for a young inmate  named Paul. Today he renounced Islam, and is now seeking a true relationship with our Father through our Lord Jesus Christ. I am truly thankful for God's mercy, and the prompting of the Holy Spirit in this man's life. 

 

Sara Reed-Pray for Nancy (CJ's mom) who has stage 4 cancer. She is going through 10 days of radiation. Doctors think she has 2-3 months left. Pray for God's healing hand and for his will to be done. Pray for her comfort and care and peace knowing that she has a relationship with Christ. Pray that family and friends know how to help and encourage her spiritually. Pray for her daughter Jenny to get here from Florida and will be able to stay in NJ as she provide's Nancy's care. 

 

Joy Piccolo-Please pray for our missionary Zebby, who is in serving in Africa.  Pray for all the witchcraft that is being practiced there. Pray the Lord would use her mightily to help bring them to a saving knowledge of Christ. Pray for an amazing opportunity for me and Lisa to move to a more affordable apartment by the end of September or early October. 

 

Dawn M-Please pray for my friends, Gabrielle and Don. They need provision and protection. They need strength to overcome  a battle they are in. Pray the Lord will keep them strong and filled with the Holy Spirit. Also pray fpr my friend who needs provision and protection as she goes through a very traumatic season. 

 

Bill & Maureen Nevins-Please keep our nephew Michael in prayer as he has 4th stage brain cancer. Please pray for his salvation and the family. Pray the Lord would use us mightily in their lives. 

 

Morgan-Please pray for my mother who is struggling to accept who I have become as a person. Pray the fear in her heart is released and filled with the light and love of Jesus Christ!

 

Buck Edeen- Pray for Satchel. He is coming off of drugs. Pray he would be willing to attend a christion addiction program. Pray he and his family would come to know the Lord through this trial. 

 

Sue McManus- Please pray that Max will have a desire to eat food, that he will start pulling himself up tp a standing position, for his eyesight to improve and that he will have minimal neurological issues form the hydrocephalus. Thank you for your prayers for our miracle Max!

 

Sue Pussilano- Please pray for my neighbor Rich. He is in dire need of a liver and kidney transplant. He just had a heart valve replacemnt and also has interval bleeding issues. Pray for Sean, 20 yrs old, he is bipolar and has been diagnosed with melanoma om his scalp. They removed two lymph nodes in his neck an they are awaiting pathology report. 

 

Kathy Cole-Please pray for my son's (Bill) health to improve.

 

Miranda Parmly-Pray for Andrea and her husband. He has a brain tumor and has been placed on hospice. Pray for Michele's daughter Ashley as she has been diagned with bi-polar. Praise she is doing better and she will be starting a new teaching job this week. Pray for all of them to be saved. 

 

Akselesen Family-Pray for Stephanies complete healing. Pray for the Athletes In Action Ministry. Pray for our kid's jobs, relationships & college. Pray for Karissa and Caleb who are having a baby. 

 

Sharon Rodgers- Pray for those in my family who are under deception that their eyes will be opened and brought closer to the Lord. Also pray for those in my family whose hearts are hardnened that they would soften and be open to God's truth and desire to live for Him. 

 

Paul and Amy-Pray for continued healing for Paul. Praise the Lord that Amy is cancer free! Pray for strength, stamina, wisdom  and peace. Pray for an aide for the weekends to give Amy some help.

 

Eileen T.- Please continue to pray for my daughter Jenna. Pray for strength to overcome the difficuties she is faced with, for her to see her worth and for her to turn back to God. Pray for my son Robert as he struggles with anxiety. Please pray for continued healing for me. 

 

Linda Friedman- Please pray for healing for my sisters, Patty and Donna. Pray they both draw closer to Jesus. Please pray for my marriage that my husband and I draw closer to one another. Also pray for my parents to live a long and healthy life and that we would all draw closer to Jesus. Pray that I would get the proper respect at work and in my family. 

 

Emmons Family- Pray for housing for my daughter Jackie. Spiritual growth and protection for my granchildren. Pray for guidance for Guy's and Renee's retiretment plans. 

 

Judy Leon- Pray that my heart heals from losing my husband JC to cancer. Pray that my grandson Rodngo will continue to search for comfort in God. 

 

Bill & Edie Smith & James Nutt- Pray for Jie as she had a mastectomy due to cancer. Her cancer has returned and she has asked us for help for herself and her daughter, Rosemary who suffers with anxiety. Praying the Lord would be near to them and provide a better life for them. Pray for Bill as he looks fo an apartment in S. Carolina. Praise the Lord for mine and Jimmy's health. We have minor issues and we are able to cope with them. Edie feels overwhelmed with her obligations. Pray she is able to feel peace during this time. 

 

Autumn Andrascik-Please continue to pray for my sisters Nell and Roxanne. Pray for a loosening of addictive strongholds in their lives. Pray for healing for my sister Nell who has a broken femur and for my Aunt Grace who has two broken hips and my niece Brenna who has a broken ankle. Thank you for the prayers. 

 

Kelly Lee-Pray for my co-worker Laura who has breast cancer. Her surgery was a success. Pray for her recovery and for her treatments to go well and her reconstructive surgey when she completes her treatment. Pray for salvation for my son Matt and also pray for him as he starts a new job. Pray for my daughter Teresa that she continues to keep her eyes on Jesus and makes her life's decisions based on God's will. Please pray for family as my parents have cut us out of their lives because we are unvaccinated. Pray for their salvation and comfort for me and my family as we deal with this issue. Keep Matt in your prayers as he is tryng to start a new business and sell his home. Pray he seeks the Lord direction as he goes through this process. 

 

Daniela Rand- Please pray for our son Joshua, as he just left home for his first year of college.Lord, please keep him safe and help him to stay focused and make the right decisions as he enjoys his new freedom. May he remember to take a little time everyday to spend with you Lord so he continues to mature into the man that you want him to be. 

 

Kristin Nelson-–1 Please pray for  unsaved family, my parents, Bill & Carolyn.Pray for unity and healing of our nation. 2-Pray for all that are struggling physically, spiritually, & emotionally & financially. 3-Pray for Livada. Pray for support to provide for their needs. Pray for wisdom for Bruce and the rest of the staff. 4-Pray for Laura who has aggressive  breast cancer and is going through her first round of chemo treatments. 5- Pray for Carin & Laura who both have breast cancer. Pray for Diana who has a benign mass on her kidney. Pray for wisdom, peace and that the abcess would disolve with the medications.6-Pray for Samaritans Purse as they continue to serve all over the world in different capacities.. 7. Pray for all the kids as they start a new school year and for those going off to college.Pray for protection and that they stand firm in their faith.  

 

Janie Tappe - Pray for my family’s salvation. Pray for my son Ed & my daughter Jill to reconcile their differences. Pray for my friend Donna. She had a dizzy spell and fell. She is going through testing to find out the cause. 

 

Helen Bayne– Please pray for Alexa and Zach’s salvation and a hedge of protection around them.  Also pray for my Mom’s health and salvation. Pray for Dale Sr. who is the caretaker of Lois who is battling Alzheimer's. Pray for Jim & Maryanne Merlin. Jim is battling prostate cance. Also pray for Christina & Bryan for their health and longevity.

 

Debbie Heard– Please pray for salvation for my mother Marilyn, my son Michael, daughter-in-law Michelle and my brother Steven and his wife Darlene. Pray for good health for Michael and Michelle's baby that is comimg on 10/6. Pray for the discomfort I feel from the MS. Pray for a cure and for the  the progression in my body to stop. Also pray for wisdom in choosing a new nuerologist. 

 

Jim & Bonnie Alvich– Pray for my grandson Christopher as we begin his custody battle. May God keep him safe and for God's will to be done. Pray fpr George Fellouris's dad who is in the hospital. He has an infection, pnuemonia and the oncologist is concerned about his tumor count so they are doing a Pet scan. Please keep them all in your prayers/. 

 

John Cat--Pray for salvation for my family and friends. Boldness to share the gospel. 

 

 

 

Ministries of the Church

 

Leadership - Please pray for continued unity, praise the Lord!  Pray for vision and direction as we develop a ministry of care and shepherding.  Please keep all our new families in prayer as they have made the decision to join Immanuel.  Pray as we look at the possibility of a new community outreach center in the future.

 

His Mercy House - Pray for Brett & Daniella Rand and  the ministry team there on Tuesdays 10 am -12 pm and Thursday 6 - 8 pm as they reach out to many families each week.  Pray for continued opportunities for sharing the gospel and follow up and discipleship.  Praise God for the laborers He has sent.  We could use more laborers to sort clothing and help in other ways.

 

Children’s Ministries - Pray for more than 30 volunteers who serve throughout Sunday morning and Wednesdays AWANA to our children.  Pray as the children go through the curriculum “The Gospel Project.” Please pray for the children and their families; that they grow in Christ together.  Pray for more help for second hour on Sundays.  Pray for Jeanne Thomas and Pastor Mike Tapia as they oversee and lead.  Also pray for Miranda Parmly who oversees the nursery.  Pray for Bill Nevins as he leads a team of 15 on Wednesdays with our AWANA ministry, that they would know Christ and learn to abide in His word.

 

Adult Discipleship - Pray for our Community Group time as we do sermon application lessons in Fellowship Hall.  Pray also for the 15 various small groups in homes and the church and that God would raise up more homes and leaders.  Also pray for the pastors as they seek God to anchor our church deeper into God’s word.  Pray for Pastor Mike Heard as he oversees the various discipleship ministries of the church.

 

Women's Ministry - Continue praying for the Hub which meets on the 3rd Friday of each month. Pray that the women of the church continue to foster a vision for discipleship with those younger ladies who need mentoring. 

 

Men's Ministry- Pray for the men’s monthly prayer breakfast on the 1st Saturday of each month and pray for the men’s study as they meet each Saturday 8-9:30 am.

 

Youth Ministry - Pray for Youth Ministry as Aaron Peace and Sharon Tapia with Pastor Mike Tapia lead our youth with Youth Impact on the second and fourth Sunday of every month.  Pray for the future efforts to disciple our youth through missions, outreach and the teaching of God’s word. 

 

Outreach Ministries - Pray for our monthly Soup Kitchen & Awana! 

 

 

Missions

 

  • Bernard and Bernice Dodeler:  France, leadership training
  • Missionaries in India, working with handicapped children
  • Guy and Carolyn Eshelman: Albania, currently at Caryn University in PA ministering
  • David & Kathy Mannon: Rutgers, International students                          
  • Gerber and Dione Coelho: Brazil, church planting                       
  • Our Missionaries in Asia:  working with refugees, leadership training                            
  • Jon and Kim Caputo: Campus Outreach 
  • Our Missionaries in India                 
  • Dr. Sam Slobodian:  Russia
  • Michael Tapia Jr.: SonSet Solutions, technology support for Radio ministries and community development 
  • Zebby Wheelock: Safina Street Network- Tanzania 

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