First United Methodist Church
Saturday, February 28, 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: 


The sick and the homeless and the people out of work and pray for all the people of the Church who are sick and in nursing homes; Prayers for Auntie Dollen – hand surgery Oct 30th; Norman Tibbetts having stent surgery on Oct 28th; Ann Kipply's step-father died Oct 23rd; Jen Ham; Michele & Neal Fischer as they prepare to move to So. Carolina; Danielle – high school student who is suffering w/ effects of a concussion; Celebrate that Hannah was accepted to Leslie University; Scott Servetas – in hospital – RSD complications; Jessica Fox – medical issues; Teenagers and their parents; For Jocelyn who is estranged from her mother; Spaulding High Band members traveling today; Marilyn Henderson at Rochester Manor; Jeanie Wiggin suffering from rheumatoid arthritis; Mary Fowler at Wentworth Douglass; Chris McManus; Stephanie needs guidance; Newlyweds Marlene and Graham Pentheny; All the Hawaiian people that live in the Puna District of the Big Island as the lava has moved into Pahoa and crossed a minor road; Karen & Ken Manning's father, Ron Town, who is having back surgery in Michigan on Nov. 3; Prayers for SueAnn & Charlie enjoying their anniversary at Martha's Vinyard; For Joe & Cassandra Routhier for safe travel on their honeymoon to the Pocanos; Mary O'Malley – finances; Lisa Routhier – healing of her feet; Gloria Hartford fell fractured her hip – surgery put off until oxygen level improves; George, cancer surgery on Thursday; Sally, cancer surgery on Thursday; Isabelle Brill – happy 13th birthday; Mike & Sonja Gibson (lives in Switzerland) – Sonja is CJ's sister – Mike has been diagnosed with terminal cancer (spread throughout body) – have twin girls 5 years old; The family of Joseph Desjardins who died yesterday at 94 years old (Gerry McDevitt's uncle); Vern French at Rochester Manor; Bob Bourne medical test Wednesday; Joe Longo waiting for test results; Traveling mercies for group leaving on a cruise today; Art Nickless – cancer diagnosis isn't good – will be starting chemo soon; Joe Haney – colon cancer; The family of Cassie Claremont and other families that have lost their loved ones to drug overdoses;

Jordon Correia – continued healing;

Mary Lou – loss of her husband;

All of those struggling to make ends meet; Those suffering from addiction; Campers and staff at Wanakee – Todd Hearn & Tucker White from FUMC this week; Gib Hearn = auto accident – car totaled – Gib sore but okay; Pastor Tom Clark from Tri City; Prayers for Gerry & Bernard Chase; Amanda Bennett; John Tweedy & wife Sue; Celebrate birth of Mason James Constantine – July 2, 2014 – Great-grandson of Helen Constantine – also prayers for his mom Kacey who is recovering from a broken leg; Travelers; The sick and the homeless and the people out of and looking for work and all the people of the Church who are sick; Judy Saddler's sister Lynda – serious medical issues; Claude Saddler – vascular issue in left arm; Geraldine Fogg – help with depression and anxiety and getting closer to God; Prayers answered for Kayla Smith – arm is healing nicely; Family of Pat Bowen who passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014; Scott Servetas – recovering after the amputation of his leg from complications of RSD; Michael Rodden – recovering at N.E. Rehab (Pease) after bee stings caused respiratory & cardiac arrest;


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;