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 


Prayer Thoughts From Pastor Devon
“On Monday in Lectio Divina, we shared our prayers with one another. One prayer was to be as loving to others as our heavenly parent is to us. Another was for us to remember that this type of love, unconditional love, is within us already. Another prayer was for us to bear fruit and be generous with one another. To remember to always respond in love even when it is hard…prayers for control on how we respond. And finally, for the amplification of love in the world and God’s loving presence to be lived out by people of faith.  I have held these prayers with me all week and has really caused me to wonder how we are doing at loving people.

Prayers of Joy
Ongoing prayers for the work of the pantry, and for our dedicated volunteers!
Prayers for Bonnie on her birthday! 
Continued prayers of thanksgiving for Klayton and his family! He is improving from his pool accident, and for that we rejoice! Please continue to pray for his improvements so he can come home.

Prayers of Concern
Please pray for a co-worker of Maralee whose father has end stage liver cancer. 
Pray for Ahilya’s health as she prepares for an upcoming surgery in September.
Also for Kymmie’s migraines to subside. 
Continued to pray for Fred and his bone cancer. 
Also please pray for Chris and Daniel.
Maralee also requested healing prayers for her friend who had an ablation on her back. 
And for her friend who is going through a major life change by (moving to Georgia).
Prayers for Cheryl’s family, finances, and housing. She is also in need of a safe place to live until housing comes through as she needs a new situation. Also for her brother in Georgia.
For the heat to subside. 
For those who battle with the mental health. 
Continued prayers for our teachers and kids. 
Continued prayers for our food pantry and for the Homeless Coalition. Needs include more volunteers in general; however, there is also a dire need extra early morning volunteers to sort food between the homeless coalition and our pantry on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Please prayerfully consider filling this need. 
Prayers for unspoken needs.  
Please pray for peace and safety for Ukraine and Russia people, including the people still in those areas and for local persons from that area.
Finally, please pray for peace throughout the world.


Prayers for those Traveling
Pray for our Snowbirds that will be coming home!
Also for th
Loving People:
Last week (8/8) Devon explained that fresh expressions of being the church involves: listening, loving people, building community, exploring discipleship, church taking shape, and doing it again.

8/14 was all about listening. Deep listen. Listening to God and to our community. We were asked,  “where God is moving in the community?”

This week (8/21) Pastor Devon encouraged us to love wholeheartedly. – to step out and be the church in new and unexpected ways! She also gave us all the homework assignment of trying something new that would lead to us meeting new people and making new friends.  So let us all pray for each other as we seek new friends as we move forward, toward new expressions of our faith.
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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/