Prayer for church members (14.02.19)

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

Jean and Peter Hall (Gill Weaver’s parents)
Gill writes: “My mum is on the maximum dose for Parkinson’s. She declines weekly, now is falling always and shaking again. Dad is her carer at home. He’s at full stretch. Mum is very unhappy and suffering. I pray for Jesus to reveal himself to them and take her home.”

Brian Thomas
Please pray for Brain this week as he has a painful fissure that needs to heal in time for him to have a small operation on 11 April.

Avril Vale (friend of Rosemary Kennedy)
Rosemary writes: “My friend Avril Vale, an Anglican  clergy widow, is seriously ill in Manchester Royal infirmary with kidney failure. She has survived leukaemia and a bone marrow transplant, but has hovered on the edge of dialysis for some time. She has been moved from acute to renal ward.” Avril would value prayer for rest and healing.

Gill McIlwaine
Gill McIlwaine is due to have replacement knee surgery at ROH on Monday Feb 18th after several months of severe, debilitating  pain. Please pray for a successful procedure and rehabilitation as well as patience and endurance during the lengthy recovery period.

Shirley Harbour
Please pray for the family of Shirley Harbour, who died on Sunday 27th January. Shirley and her husband, Richard (who died in 2016), worshipped at Riverside Church, but had many friends at St. John’s and often came to the Thursday Communion Services.  Shirley’s daughter, Jane, says she and the family are planning a thanksgiving service for Shirley at the end of March, details have not been confirmed as to where or when.

Simon Martin
Brian and Christine write: “CQC have confirmed that there is no problem with Simon moving into the flat built for him. Their issue, which they still have to resolve with the proprietor of the Care Home, is about numbers of people living there and not which rooms they are in. Simon has started a slow transfer over. Currently furniture is being delivered and installed.  We aren’t sure when the extra funding will be released for his extra care hours but progress is underway. Thank you so much for your prayerful support. We are grateful to the Lord for this resolution for Simon.”

Family of John Carr
Please pray for the Carr family following the death of John’s brother, Andrew on Monday 28th January. Pray especially for Andrew’s wife Elaine, son Luke and mum, Iris.

Sam Parker
Sam is still enjoying his job, although it comes with significant challenges, as he’s supporting young people through their difficulties. Please pray he can find ways of leaving ‘stuff’ at work and that his own physical health doesn’t suffer as a result of the stress.

Lesley Osborn
Lesley continues on dialysis and should be having minor surgery to create a new fistula (access point for the dialysis tubes) which should reduce her risk of infection. Please pray for the timing of this and that it should be successful. Her balance has deteriorated which makes life quite difficult but she is in good spirits and is very appreciative of the support and practical help she gets.

Elizabeth Richards
Thank you to all who have prayed for me. I am a great deal better and doing most things again. We are so grateful that God has answered your and our prayers. My eyesight however has not returned. More prayer please.

Christine (daughter of Rosemary Kennedy)
Rosemary thanks you for your prayers, and ask that we continue to pray for Christine who is still struggling to find enough work.”

Beryl Beavis
Beryl writes: ‘Thank you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for complete recovery of the nerves and muscles.’

Andrea Harden and Family
Andrea Harden’s brother in law Jonathan passed away suddenly. Please pray for her sister Jo and their two children Lewis (16) and Evie (14) dealing with grief, and the legal process. Please also pray for wisdom for family and friends as they give support.

Enid Jordan
Enid thanks everyone for their prayers and cards etc.  Please pray for increased health and strength for Enid.

Mark (friend of Brennan Horne)
Brennan writes: “Mark has had a kidney removed due to cancer. The other kidney is not working, so he is on dialysis. He has cancer in his lungs and no medication can be given to slow that down due to his strength of health at the moment. His world has been turned upside down in a matter of months. He is a single guy. Please pray for him and all his family.”

Elizabeth Brown (mother of Helen Van Vliet)
Helen writes: “Thank you for continuing to pray for my Mum who is much, much better, and still improving. Please continue to pray in the last little bit of her recovery – its been a long process, but she’s nearly there!”

Lorna Uden
Please continue to pray for Lorna who is still suffering from very painful blocked tear ducts. Please pray for complete healing and that she will be given the necessary treatment soon.

Sarah Ball
Sarah writes “I am thankful that I have been able to do more recently. Would you please continue to pray for increasing energy and a full recovery!”

Leah Sharibu
Please continue to pray for Leah Sharibu – a 16-year-old Christian girl who was kidnapped by Boko Haram and has not yet been freed because she is a Christian who has refused to deny her faith.

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

Asher Sinclair (2 years)
Pray for Asher, his parents David and Helen, his sister Erin, and his grandparents Will and Jo Drever. Asher has been at Great Ormond Street Hospital, is now home, but continues to need treatment.


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

Pray for the Older Members of our community.

Pray for Catriona and her team as they run monthly services at The Kenrick Centre. Pray also for all the residents attending these events.

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 2019.

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

And Mark Roper as he continues training for ordained ministry.

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

11th Feb 2019 Posted in: Hidden Posts by Jo English 0

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