Dearest Wintergarden Faith Community, 

As we continue to pray for one another, our community, our country, and our world, let us do so with love and hope. Our weekly email of prayers is a way for us to share the prayers shared in worship, through the food pantry, and our various other ministries with a larger group. 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. 

Pastor Devon 

Prayers of Joy

  • Today we celebrate Jeanne and John and their 60 years together. A praise, for sure! 
  • We thank God for Barbara’s return. It was so to good to see her smiling face on Sunday! 
  • Praise also for Josephine being back as well. 
  • Kymmie offered gratitude for the incredibly dedicated pantry volunteers! This week they worked through a lot of rain and they did so with smiles for the community we serve. 
  • Cheryl reports that her PT is paying off and her back pain has been relieved. So, prayers of continued thanksgiving for that. 
  • Kymmie is also grateful for an amazing time at the ballpark! Go Rays! 
  • Maya asked for prayers for, “all the people!” and thanksgiving for their trip to NY. 


  • Please pray for those dreading the upcoming anniversary of hurricane Ian. 
  • Pray for Ashley who has a cyst on her liver and is undergoing tests to learn more about it. Pray for peace through the difficult diagnosis and treatment process. 
  • Please pray for Jeanne M who is having a breast biopsy on Thursday. 
  • Pray also for Darla W whose CAT scan indicated a shadow on her pancreas 
  • Additionally, please pray for Shirley P who is now in a nursing home with memory loss and serious physical problems. Pray also for her husband, Lew through this difficult time. 
  • Prayers for First Presbyterian Church’s elder Barbara E who is in the hospital. 
  • Deb and Jeff asked for prayer for Pastor Syl and his wife Bethania. Pray for strength and passion as they lead Wintergarden during Pastor Devon’s sabbatical. 
  • Continued prayers for Wendy’s sister-in-law, niece and nephews as they have lost their mom/grandma to cancer. Also for her brother, Paul, who is trying to help them all through this hard time. 
  • Pray for Cheryl’s brother in Georgia and sister in Mass. 
  • Prayer for those living in or facing homelessness, for the sick, abused and hopeless. 
  • And finally, prayers for peace and justice. 

Traveling Mercies

  • Pray for Kymmie, Rick and the kids as they travel to NY for some much needed rest and family time.
  • For the beginning of the return of our snowbirds.
  • For all those traveling. 
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. 

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