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BLESSED BEYOND BELIEF

 

Welcome to “Blessed Beyond Belief:  St. Barabara’s Call to Hope and Prayer” 

This is where you can share requests with the community, or ask that they be just for the eyes of the healing ministry team.  And–this is also the place to encourage others by letting them know you are praying for them —   just click on the button (you can do this just one time, or every time your pray!)

You are not required to give your name so you can make anonymous requests.  Your email is required only for technical reasons and does not appear publicly.  All public prayer requests are reviewed by the healing ministry team before being posted online.

There may be more requests than can fit on one page.  You can use the arrows at the bottom of the prayers to advance back and forth between the pages.

Please note two restrictions:

  1.  For your security, we will not indicate situations or times when you or others may be away from the house.  This means we may not mention hospitalizations, appointments, specifics about road trips, etc.  We will edit the wording of all requests appropriately.

2.  If you are asking for prayer for someone else and they do not know about the request, we will make sure that they stay anonymous.  If you would like their name or relationship mentioned, please let us know that you have received their permission.

 


“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so God can heal you.  When a believing person prays, great things happen!” — James 5:16


 

You may add your prayer request to our prayer wall using the form below. Once your prayer request is received, we will share it according to your instructions. Feel free to submit as many prayer requests as you like!


I prayed for this

Prayed for 13 times.

Jan Polliard

A friend broke her foot recently and is having problems with therapy. Pray for healing and her husband as caregiver.

Received: September 15, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 11 times.

We celebrate the life of Gail Arnold

Services for Gail Arnold will be held Saturday, September 19th, at 1:00 OM at Hope UMC, followed by a gravesite service at 2:30 at Floral Haven. Family visitation at Floral Haven is from 3-6 on Friday, Sept. 18th.

Please pray for all of Gail's family and friends during this time of human loss and spiritual hope.

Received: September 15, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 13 times.

For Jan Colvin

***UPDATE 9/31/2020: Jan is out of the hospital is recovering in a rehab unit. Please keep her in prayer for ongoing health.

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Jan Colvin is in the hospital and the family is asking for prayers. We do not have any further details at this time but will keep you posted.

Received: September 15, 2020

This prayer has been answered!

Judi Olsen

Thanks for the prayers for my Grandson, Colsen. Tested negative for COVID-19 but did have strep throat. Missed 2 days of school but is fine now. Even played soccer today. I appreciate all the prayers. Continue to pray for my daughter and family as they are still looking for a home to buy.

Received: September 12, 2020

This prayer has been answered!

Prayed for 3 times.

For Jimmy Hillman

Jimmy is currently in the hospital undergoing some tests, and he asks for your prayers for doctor's wisdom and for healing.

Received: September 12, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 6 times.

Deanna Rocha

Prayers again for my high school friend. After completing chemo for lung cancer and receiving a good report, they have now found a spot on his brain. He starts treatment again this week.

Received: September 2, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 7 times.

Deanna Rocha

My cousin Grace Barnes passed away. Prayers for her daughters and grandchildren.

Received: September 2, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 6 times.

Sharon Polliard

My relative has cancer that has metastasized to other areas of their body. They are now in Hospices care at home. They are not expected to live much longer. Please pray for acceptance for the family and friends and for comfort and peace for my relative.

Received: August 31, 2020

This prayer has been answered!

Prayed for 4 times.

Alon J. Soderfelt

My relative was doing so well in rehab that they were able to return home. Please pray that they are able to maintain their health and also if they have to move (the condo has many steps) that they'll be able to sell the condo and find a nice home.

Received: August 30, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 4 times.

Judi Olsen

Thanks for your prayers for my family. The boys and Christy are doing good at school. They moved out of their rental house into an apartment and now need prayers to find their new home to buy. Thanks, Judi

Received: August 29, 2020

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Who is “St. Barbara?”

        For decades, Barbara Roderick (1927-2020) was the prayer warrior for Hope United Methodist Church and beyond.  She was a loving parent, a faithful friend, a Thunder basketball fanatic, and a committed disciple of her Lord Jesus.  People constantly asked her to pray for them, and (with permission) she sent those requests out to church members and friends as well.  She wouldn’t take anyone off the prayer list until she knew 100% that God had answered their prayer.  By her actions and her words, she called all of us to a deeper life of hope and devotion.

A few years ago when we were in the process of renaming the church, we generated a list of 100 possible new ideas.  One tongue-in-cheek suggestion that appeared on the list was “St. Barbara’s United Methodist Church,” in recognition of her impact on the life of this faith community (many people have said privately that this is the name they will use, no matter what is on the deed).  This is not too far-fetched:  the centerpiece of Hope’s sanctuary–an eastern-facing stained glass window featuring the cross, two doves, and a lilly–was donated to the church by Barbara.

Barbara’s favorite saying was, “I am blessed beyond belief, and I love you all.”  Because of the prayer ministry of Barbara Roderick, countless persons will testify that they, too, have been blessed beyond belief.  This online “Prayer Wall” is just one way we continue this prayer ministry at Hope United Methodist Church, with deep gratitude for the grace of our Lord so faithfully modeled in the life of “St. Barbara.”

For a biblical reflection on being “blessed beyond belief,” take a few minutes and enjoy this song about Abraham: