First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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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: 

 

PERMANENT PRAYER CHAIN     

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

Dave

Becky

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

As of June 28, 2015 Worship Services:

Janice Lewis – loss of sister & health concerns; Junior Rezendes (Marguerite's step grandfather) – foot amputated – prayers for healing and strength; Jeanne French – fall on Monday that broke her hip – in the hospital and had surgery yesterday; All families traveling this summer season; Father Dan Sinibaldi for strength and healing during this time of illness; Michael Charbonneau and all others searching for gainful employment; Suzzane Green has Shingles; The family and friends of John Gray who passed away this week; Happy birthday on Tuesday to Jen Bennett's dad, Joe Arsenault; Recovery from surgery for Nan Hinther (Jen Bennett's sister); Bill Casey has 20/20 vision, still healing though; Warren & Edna Carr - 57th wedding anniversary today; Mary Fortier's cousin Rick & his wife Nancy lost their daughter age 36; Bill Hartford – surgery on Monday; Diane & Henry McManus 38th anniversary this past week; Bill & Pat Stiles & family; Bruce Reynolds; People in and around Malone, NY – law enforcement still searching for convict escaped from Dannemora; Karen Volpe – breast cancer treatments; Celebration – Gib & Kelly Hearn celebrate 25th anniversary on the Tuesday, the 30th; Ted, Dawn & Kyle Karmeris – sadness is in their hearts; Diane Britt – breast cancer, newly diagnosed;