First United Methodist Church
Thursday, July 24, 2014

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:  

Prayers for Joy Gambardella who had a fall is in the hospital and will be in rehab later this week.

Dave & family;

Happy Birthday to Med Tibbetts;

Jordon Correia having brain surgery on July 9th (father-in-law of Marguerite); Travel mercies for Magdalyn and Marguerite; Brenda Sewall has a bad case of Hives; Keep Gerry Chase in your prayers; CJ Suydam – job search; Chip Suydam; Roland & Lois Hofemann; All who struggle with life changing decisions; Shirley (Cheryl Wachter's mom) – complication with broken hip and continued cancer treatments; Alfreida Young at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital; Art Bennett; Sherrie; The Danner family; A co-worker diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer – he is 44 & has a

4 year old daughter;

Laura Crannell for healing in her shoulder; Happy birthday to Joseph Arsenault on Monday (Jen Bennett's dad); Family of Ethel Lizotte; Family of Howard (Sonny) Patch; The sick and the homeless and the people out of work and looking for work and pray that a member of the congregation gets a car soon and for all of the sick of the Church; Continued prayers for Gloria's grandson Daniel Goethel traveling until August; Andy – in jail; Lynn Russell – eyes; Ken & Donna Downes family visiting from Concord, NH; Art Nickless for continued healing; Danny McCann at WDH – for doctors to figure out what's going on with his health; Alice – continued healing; Myrna Hutchinson who is dealing with the loss of her husband; Amanda Bennett; Family of Terry St. Cyr; Prayers that we need God in our lives and nation;