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

  • We pray for all this day, this week, this time. Be strong. Be true. Share love. Share Kindness.
  • We rejoice for the fellowship that has happened through our “Bigger Table” dinners. Each has been a wonderful time. 
  • Welcome our team from Grand Valley State! (Next week will be St. Paul UMC.) 
  • Wendy rejoices that she was finally able to officially retire from her former career with the State of Alaska. (She had to wait until the first day of the month after she turned 60. She left the job 7 years ago!) 
  • Rejoice also for, “what was taken has been restored!” 


  • Please pray for Kymmie’s family as they decide what is the best care option for her ailing mom.
  • Pray for Fred as he had surgery Sunday for a broken hip, and for Barbara as she cares for him. 
  • Pray for Janet for an upcoming procedure – for quick, complete and uncomplicated healing. 
  • Pray also for the friends and family of Nex Benedict. They were beaten to death at school. 
  • For David who just got a pacemaker. 
  • For Colleen’s brother and family. 
  • Pray also for Miss Edwards. She is one of the home owners we’ve been helping. And she has fallen very ill with Covid and is in intensive care. 
  • Wendy’s friend Sam was in an accident and suffered a head injury. It’s not her first TBI, so she is currently in rehab. (She’s young – a recent seminary graduate.) 
  • Pray also for good results for Sue’s brother Jack with his PET scan. 
  • For Joe P – for his heart. 
  • Pray also for Fred from the food pantry is recovering from surgery.
  • Pray also for Janet’s friend that passed away. 
  • Pray for Jenn, in her Reformation Project cohort. She has suffered a concussion. 
  • Pray also for our Care Team as they work to care for us at Wintergarden. 
  • Maya asked we pray that her family stays safe and the her arm feels better. 
  • Continue to also pray for Bud and Donna. 
  • For Cecilia’s healing. 
  • For Alison’s housing situation`. 
  • Cheryl also requested prayer for Rick and Kymmie. 
  • Pray for those who fight addiction and for their mental health.  
  • For those struggling with financial issues. 
  • Continue to pray for Cheryl’s brother and sister. 
  • Also for Cheryl’s friend, Donna, in MA. 
  • For our food pantry clients and volunteers. 
  • For homeless, hungry, and hurting.
  • For those persecuted for their beliefs. 
  • For those impacted by violence, hate, and exclusion.
  • For all the wars going on…  for peace in the Middle East, Sudan, Ukraine… for peace around the world! 
  • For peace in our own lives and for our world. 

Traveling Mercies

  • Please pray for safe travels for Colleen as she travels back from Guatemala. 
  • Also for Jane as she drives home, leaving this coming Sunday. 
  • Pray for safe travels for all for 2024! 
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: