First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, May 27, 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: 


Charbonneau family for their loss of Mike Sr.; Please pray for all servicemen and that Congress funds bill so active duty gets paid; For all those families struggling; For church attendance and membership; That we never give up our faith, faith gets us through everything, God's greatest gift to us through Jesus; Don Brown who is having a procedure for kidney stones Tuesday at Portsmouth Hospital; Carolyn Chick – heart surgery – Wed. - 3-4-15; For Joe, Nate & Jonah Routhier – a closer walk with God; Catherine Putnam – for senior housing; Blessings for Beth after medical procedure; Lisa – lives in NC & has no furnace – her house is 52º – she needs services; Lisa & Mike as they move from GA to CO; Maxine Brownell – home from rehab, has pneumonia; Marilyn Bryant went home from the Rochester Manor this past Thursday; Lynn – looking for employment; Charlie Gerrish – in rehab in Peabody; Morgan Allen has a kidney tumor that is not responding to medicine; Troops deployed around the world & all military members; Marie Melanson – 3 surgeries last week – moving to Northeast Rehab; Chris McManus – very ill and disoriented; Permanent Prayer Chain – David Boynton, II – deployed for 1 year to the middle east – no communication allowed to anyone; Vickie Lambert – Colonial Hill; Lorie Tweedy – back still with pain; Jane Combs – starting new job tomorrow; Safe travels for Ken Manning as he flies half way around the world to Guam this week; Those searching for jobs; Joy Gambardella – 88 years old today; Chris Marzoli for diagnosis & treatment for severe swelling & pain in his feet; Thanksgiving for the wonderful people here – especially younger generation – I love you all as God does too; Darlene Corliss found out she might have cancer (she'll find out March 9); Tim & Melissa found out they're having a boy;