Prayer For Church Members (28th December)

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People in our fellowship who are ill but not mentioned by name in the list below.

Sam Parker
Please pray for Sam Parker who is experiencing some neurological symptoms. Please pray for a) a speedy diagnosis (his appointment is currently 13th January); b) for his symptoms to improve/disappear; c) that this will have minimal impact on his internship at Vinelife Church in Manchester.

Mario Ferreira
Mario spent 12 days in hospital after his accident and is now home and continuing to improve. He has to go back to have the screws in his wrist removed next week and probably have to wear a splint for the next few weeks. His rib is slowly healing so is not in so much pain. He thanks everyone at St John’s for their prayers.

Irene Tonks
Please pray for Irene in respite care at the Neville Williams Nursing Home.

Brian and Christine Martin
Brian and Christine write: “The meeting with Simon’s social workers went very well. They plan to find him a more suitable placement which may take time. Thank you so much for your prayers. We give thanks to the Lord that Simon is calm again.”

Beryl Beavis
Beryl writes: ‘Thank you for your prayers. And yes God answers them (take note when He does) I do not need any further treatment, except a pill a day for the next 5 years!! Please continue to pray for healing of the nerves and freedom from pain.’

Sid Ball (father of Sarah Ball)
Please pray for Sid Ball this week who is having some problems following his operation in November, please pray for full healing. Sarah would also appreciate continued prayer for healing as she struggles with ME.

June Fluck
“Thank you for your on-going prayers for June.  She has not had the planned hip operation and will see her orthopaedic surgeon in 2 weeks to review the situation.  In the meantime, when a bed becomes available, June will be discharged from West Heath Hospital and have a temporary stay in one of the council’s ‘Enhanced Assessment Bed’ (EAB) Units.  Please pray that this temporary measure will be in a suitable location, and pray for peace of mind for June and wisdom in making decisions for the longer term future.”

Brian Thomas
Brian is very grateful for everyone’s prayers. The gastroscopy on 24th November revealed that he has Grade C oesophagitis (more severe), a hiatus hernia and most likely Barrett’s oesophagus, where the cells of the oesophagus grow abnormally. He is on medication to reduce the inflammation. Brian would value prayer for healing and for peace for him and Karen as they await results from the biopsies taken.

Catriona Foster
Please pray for Catriona this coming month as she goes into various care homes/retirement complexes across the city during December. Please pray for opportunities to share the good news of Jesus this Christmas.

Joyce Storer
Joyce is very thankful for the prayers she has already received after breaking her hip and having an operation. She is recovering well and very thankful that she will soon be back to her normal activities. Please pray that she will continue to recover quickly.

John Vale (grandfather of Michelle Bishop)
Michelle asks for prayer for her grandfather who was admitted into hospital last week with difficulty breathing and possible heart problems. Pray that he will be diagnosed and treated quickly and please also hold his family in your prayers.

Jane Saunders
Please pray for Jane this week following a hip replacement surgery on Tuesday 14th November. Please pray for a successful outcome and a good recovery.

Joy Allan
Please continue to pray for Joy Allan as she continues working on finishing her PhD while beginning her ministry at St John’s. She asks that we pray that she can give her all to both and still have time to sleep.

Christiane Neumann
Christiane Neumann is grateful for on-going prayer as she continues to experience extreme tiredness and has post radiation dermatitis. Pray that she will continue to know the Lord giving her His joy through these challenging times.

The Moore Family
Please continue to pray for the Moore family and especially Sarah.

Elizabeth Brown (mother of Helen Van Vliet)
Helen writes: “My Mum is still making a fantastic recovery, and we want to praise God for this. Please continue to pray for good sleep, increased energy levels and a full mental and physical recovery.”

Parents of Andrea Mason
Andrea asks for prayer for both of her parents, Derek & Margaret, that Derek’s dementia is managed appropriately, and support adequately provided.

Jean Evans (friend of Rosemary Kennedy)
Rosemary writes: “Jean’s consultant says there is a substantial positive response to the treatment and her treatment is now complete. Jean thanks St John’s for their prayers that have changed a terminal diagnosis. Please continue to pray for her recovery and further scan results.”

Lesley Osborn
Lesley Osborn is on renal dialysis. Lesley sends her thanks for your prayers which are much appreciated.

Asher Sinclair (1 year)
Pray for Asher and for his medical team as they try to work out the best way to stop his heart from arresting. Pray for his parents David and Helen, his sister Erin, and his grandparents Will and Jo Drever. Asher is at Great Ormond Street Hospital.


Older members of our congregation especially for people with dementia and those who care for them.

Carers in our church family who are looking after those who are ill or in need of on-going care.

Housebound members of our fellowship, and those in nursing homes.

Those who can no longer attend church for a variety of reasons.

PCC members as they serve the church in 2017-2018.

St John’s Buildings Project Steering Group as they meet fortnightly to discuss, plan and pray about our future building project.

Ben Baker, Sean Clancy and Mark Roper as they train for ordained ministry.

If you would like your prayer request to be included please email Fran, Emma and Jo on

14th Dec 2017 Posted in: Hidden Posts by Jo English 0

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