Weekly prayers for the people, the community, the country, and for peace

Dearest Wintergarden Faith Community, Many have asked for weekly prayers to be shared with the community. This is a way for us to share the prayers shared in worship, through the food pantry, and our various other ministries. Due to privacy needs we will only include the first names of people and not last names. We also know this list will not be perfect and in need of constant updating. We will review this every week and be mindful of how we are being asked to pray for one another, our community, our country, and our world. 

Blessings,
Pastor Devon 

Prayers of Joy
Prayers of thanksgiving that Maralee’s dad is healing from the wounds he received from the fall we prayed over last week. Maralee also requests prayers of celebration for her sister, Lisa and her husband Allen who are celebrating 30 years of marriage. They are travelling to Nashville to celebrate, so she has an additional prayer request for travelling mercies as they celebrate. 
Prayers of gratitude for all our staff, volunteers, and clients. A wonderfully thoughtful note was received thanking us for the work that is being done through the church and pantry. Praise God! 
Prayers of ConcernHealing prayers for Kymmie’s stepmom, Linda, who has gotten the diagnosis of Lyme disease, which can be a long road.
Pray for a friend of Wendy’s with concerning health related tests. That friend also requests prayer in regard to some training she’s in the midst of that will hopefully will lead to a better employment situation. 
For Jeanie, a dedicated food pantry volunteer who has been falling recently with some injuries resulting. She needs both a diagnosis as to why she keeps falling down, and healing from injuries that resulted from the falls, as well as healing from whatever is causing the falls. 
Continued prayers for Colleen’s recovery from her back surgery.
Prayers for Cheryl’s family, coworkers, and finances. Also for her health and the health of one her neighbor, and her brother. 
Continued prayers for all the food pantry’s clients. 
Prayers that the need for more volunteers at the pantry (especially from 2-4) will be filled. And also for more volunteers at the homeless coalition. For the homeless coalition. And specifically, for a man who spoke of a need for another neck surgery. The tests are completed and he’s just waiting for the surgery to be scheduled. 
Prayers for Daniel at camp this week. For it to be fun, filling time. For students and their parents as families ready for school to begin again. And teachers and facility as well. For this to be a start to a good year. 
For those fighting for their mental health.
For Ukraine, the people still in Ukraine and for the local Ukrainian community.
For peace and safety. Finally, please pray for peace throughout the world.

Prayers for those Traveling
Traveling mercies for Bud and his son, for Gale as she travels to Canada and for a friend traveling to Vermont. Also . 
Prayers for others travelling.
 
On the website for the church, there is a way to submit your prayer requests. If this is something you would be interested in doing, please do so. The prayer requests are emailed to Pastor Devon once they are submitted. 

Here is the link: https://www.wintergardenpres.org/prayer-requests/