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Lord, Hear Our Prayers...

posted Feb 4, 2010, 7:25 AM by Oxford Second   [ updated Feb 5, 2010, 10:26 AM ]

Loving Lord,

  • We pray for those who are going through various medical tests; and for all those fighting cancer and other illnesses
  • We pray for all those suffering with chronic health issues 
  • We pray for those fighting depression 
  • We pray for all those struggling with mental illness, and removal of the stigmas that make these illnesses even harder to bear
  • We pray for caregivers and families of those fighting illness, that You, Oh Lord, might provide strength compassion and comfort
  • We pray for those struggling to provide for their families, and those seeking work
  • We pray for children, parents, and families wherever they might be, that You, Our Supreme Parent, might strengthen them
  • We pray for all our relationships, Lord; and for healing and reconciliation where there is brokenness and misunderstanding
  • We pray for those fighting addictions of every kind, that they might be released from the bondage of desire
  • We pray for those serving in the armed forces, and for all those who love them; guide these loved ones and bring them home safe
  • We pray for those who are suffering in any way, and that all suffering might be used to draw us closer to You, Our Ultimate Strength and Comfort
  • We pray for the "invisible ones" who live in impossible circumstances that most of us are not even aware of, and can scarcely comprehend (including women and children still sold into slavery and prostitution, even right in our own country). Open our eyes and hearts to how we might help
  • we pray for those in 
  • We pray for those struggling in their faith, that they might find their way to You
  • We pray for those whom the church-at-large has failed...and pray that the church might find new ways to reach out and connect, to share the Best News ever
  • We pray for Oxford Second; direct us and use us according to Your greater purpose; help us to be bold and faithful in following You and serving You according to Your plan and not our own
  • We pray for our brothers and sisters in Haiti, and all those trying to help them
  • We pray for our brothers and sisters around the world, also caught in difficult times
  • We pray for our country and its future; and that these challenging times might help us to examine our lives to discover what is truly important
  • We pray that You would help us to keep You central to our lives.
  • For these and all the others upon our hearts, including (                   )

  • In the name of your son Jesus, Lord, hear our prayers.

    Prayers re: Haiti Earthquake

    posted Jan 13, 2010, 7:53 AM by Oxford Second   [ updated Jan 15, 2010, 7:18 PM ]

    Miraculously, the mission team from Trenton and Lawrenceville, NJ, arrived home safe on 1/15, after making safe delivery of supplies, etc. to 300 people at their Haiti destination. We thank God for their safe arrival.

    It is all the more amazing considering that the Americans who have so far made it out seem to be mostly from New Jersey, while hundreds of other Americans are still begging to be allowed on flights out. The news reports that, "Cradling babies and limping on crutches, hundreds of Americans waved their passports in the air and begged U.S. soldiers Friday to let them on flights out of Haiti's earthquake-ravaged capital." 

    Even as we thank God for our friends' safe arrival home, we ask for continued prayers for all those left behind, and all those whose home is Haiti. For all those suffering and struggling in ways we can't imagine. For those whose lives have been taken, and those who love them. For all those seeking to bring relief and help. For worried familes and friends. God be with them all!


    Please pray for the people of Haiti following the devastating earth quake yesterday in their capital city of Port-au-Prince. Prayers too for all who are impacted by this disaster, including those trying to assist in recovery efforts.  
     
    We also ask for prayers for:
    • 15 members of the Trinity Mission Team from Hackettstown who have thankfully been found safe, and are at the airport trying to get home.
    • A Mission Team from the Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton and the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, who arrived in Haiti the day of the earthquake. We are very grateful to be able to share that they have been at the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince and are scheduled to travel to the Dominican Republic today. They will travel home in the next few days. Please continue to hold them, their loved ones, and their faith communities in your prayers.

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