Prayer for church members (14.03.19)

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

Moira Bedworth
Please pray for Moira who writes: “I had hoped to have a new hip in September, but was found to have a heart murmur at the pre-op. There have been lots of investigations for which I am most thankful. However along the way I have been diagnosed with lymphoma. I would value prayer for stamina for the necessary treatment, for a reduction of the present level of fatigue and an easing of the pain from the hip.”

Sue Clegg
Please pray for Sue who has a series of scans, tests and consultations for future treatment. She would appreciate prayer for peace, keeping close to and knowing God’s presence and healing.

Family of Jim Ford
Jim Ford, a much-loved former member of the congregation , died two weeks ago (as of next Thursday’s Roundup). His funeral takes place at 10am, Thursday 21st March at Lodge Hill Crematorium. The family have asked anyone wishing to attend to give donations to the British Heart Foundation or Air Ambulance rather than flowers. His ‘wake’ will be held at Harborne Village Social Club afterwards. If you would like to  attend the wake, please text Joseph Bevan on 07852 238244 to say so, in order that the Social Club may know the numbers coming.

Family of Margaret Thompson
Pray for the family and friends of Margaret Thompson who has passed away. Margaret has attended every Prime Time since its inception and was a regular at the Over 70’s Drop In and Faith Chats. Margaret’s her funeral will be on Friday 22nd March at 9.15 at Lodge Hill.

Mark Witheridge
Pray for Mark and Jenny following the death of Mark’s father. Please also pray for his mother and sisters in Bristol as they make preparations for the funeral.

Simon Martin
Brian and Christine write: “Simon moved into his flat yesterday. Our understanding is that the funding for increased Care Hours started yesterday as well. It is a rehabilitation placement so he will have some challenges to face but he very happy to have his own flat. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting him and us in prayer. We are so grateful to God for this provision.”

Avril Vale (friend of Rosemary Kennedy)
Rosemary writes: “My friend Avril Vale now has complex health issues including emprosymeia, preparation for dialysis and a heart valve problem. At least two will require surgery with built in time for recovery. Give thanks for lifts to and from hospital in Manchester, but she remains quite ill. Please pray for peace, healing and energy. She was unable to fly to Milan to see family.”

Desmond Cole
Desmond writes: “I have been having treatment for prostate cancer since 2015, which has gone well. I am having a blood test on 25th Feb followed by seeing the consultant on 5th Mar to consider possible further treatment if it is needed. Please pray for the consultation, and for healing and that the treatment given so far will have been effective.”

Gill McIlwaine
Gill writes: “The operation went well and I am now home from hospital. Give thanks for a skilful surgeon and superb care at the Woodlands. The home-care medics are pleased with the state of things, so thanks to everyone for their prayers. The Lord is sovereign and His plans for us are always for our good. Please continue to pray for healing – for increased mobility and strength in the knee joint  and an end to the post op. pain.”

Mary Watson
Please pray for Mary who is unwell and in hospital. She normally attends the midweek services.

Eileen (Grandmother of Jo English)
Please pray for Eileen this week following a serious fall. She has a hairline fracture on her pelvis which is stopping her from putting weight on her right leg. Pray that she will soon be able to walk and go home. Pray also for her spirits to be lifted and for Jo’s family as they care for Eileen in this time.

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.

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.

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

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

13th Mar 2019 Posted in: Hidden Posts by Jo English 0

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