First United Methodist Church
Friday, February 12, 2016
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10 Steps to Prayer

1.    Find a comfortable place where you won't be interrupted. Read several chapters of one of the Gospels:  Matthew, Mark, Luke or John. 


2.    Close your eyes: give thanks for three things.  Move toward God and away from self-sufficiency.

 3.    Ask God to bless and help three other people who you believe may need God's help today.  Move toward others and away from self-centeredness.

 4.    Ask God to forgive your sins and mistakes as you confess them; ask God to give you the strength to forgive.

 5.    Ask God to help one other person that you find hard to like. Ask for insight into that person's problems and how you may allow God's love to flow through you.

 6.    Ask to be sensitive today toward the needs of one person with whom you may share God's love by word and deed.

 7.    Ask for insight into your own personal problems.

 8.    Ask for help in achieving your personal goals.

 9.    Ask God to tell you the most important thing you need to do

 today in order to “seek first His kingdom.”

10.  Listen for three minutes for what God may say to you.

  Close with the Lord's Prayer










































































Prayer Chain

 Please remember to lift up those below in prayer daily and give thanksgiving for those requesting it:


Pray for: 



Christopher Lotter & family

Eben Tompson (child)

Chris McManus

Jason Twardus

Ben Battis

Winders family

Bob and Carol Berger

Liz Moller (child)

Sue & John Tweedy

Jean Martin

John Sheehan

All Military

Marjorie Ollila

Nancy Eramo

Bob Guyup & Darlene

Jacob Roberts (child)

Ron Pelchat (ALS)

Mike Seaver

Carol Rawski

Chris Bouwan

Dana Austin

Jade Paige

Dan Skammels

Diane McManus

Maxine Brownell



Dale (bi-polar)

Jim Knibbs

Nick Mowka (Guantanamo duty)

Pastor Jim Cann (cancer)

Dave Bishop (brain tumor)

David Boynton, II (deployed)

Paul & Christy Schroeder

Warren & Elaine Cummings

Seth Jones, the 6 year old battling cancer, as well as his parents, Derek (a.k.a. Jonesey) and Heather, and his eight year old brother Wade

Vern & Jeanne French;

Father Dan Sinibaldi;

Harvel Winkley – birthday today;

Margaret Rezendes - healing from pneumonia; Marianna & Jake Rezendes – caregivers for Margaret; Marjorie Ollila - 102nd birthday on November 2 (She and her husband donated the grand piano); Vern & Jeanne French; Father Dan Sinibaldi; Med Tibbetts; Tim Hill; Marjorie Hogne – initial diagnosis of breast cancer; Families of those lost on Russian Metrojet flight that crashed; Individuals and families affected by fire on Chestnut St. on Friday; Joan Brown – back pain – at home all day; The sick and the homeless and all the people of the Church and the pastor and his family and pray for Father Dan; The families of all our brothers and sisters in Christ who left us behind this year to go to the Lord; Claude Saddler – continued health concerns; Henry McManus, Marlene McManus, Cindy Fowler and Jeanie Wiggin; Congratulations to Tri-City Christian Academy soccer team winning league championship; Todd Hearn as he travels through the process of applying to Air Force Academy; People living in transition; In memory of Stu & Cindy's friend Lisa who passed away on Thursday from breast cancer;