The Presbytery will be praying each week for our churches throughout the year. Praying for one another is a way to show that God’s love extends to each and everyone of us, and by doing so we demonstrate that we are a community of people who genuinely care for one another. Each congregation is an important part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and we pray that God’s blessings be with all of them this day and everyday.

Prayers for Comfort

  • Cheri Towner, Adminstrative Assistant at First Presbyterian of Edwardsville, and family on the recent death of her brother in Texas, Jack Lovett

For those under treatment for various health problems:

  • Jim Cook, as he will be having a stem cell transplant sometime in October. Pray for the donor, for the physicians who care for him and for the success of the transplant, and for his family as they walk this journey with him.
  • Wally Diboll, Westminster, as he was diagnosed with Lymphoma and undergoes treatments.
  • Rev. Bart Brenner, HR, as he deals with his treatments for prostate cancer.
  • For Kerry Downing, Rev. Wendy Downing’s brother, who is beginning experimental cancer treatment in Houston.
  • For McKenzi Carmack, 14 year old, facing heart transplant rejection symptoms, after receiving the heart as an infant.

     Prayers for well being:

  • For all the men and women serving in our military.
  • For newly ordained and/or installed, as they begin to lead churches:
  • Prayers for Projects of the Presbytery:
    • UKirk Campus Ministry and Reverend Miriam Foltz the pastor to UKirk.
    • Caritas Presbyterian Fellowship and program director Tom McShane
    • Our Partners in Plan Grande #2 Nicaragua: Political unrest and violence plague the region.
    • Partners for Just Trade as they continue their work with Peru and Fair Trade.
    • For Peace in North Korea, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and around the globe.
    • Mound Ridge: as their journey continues in love in different directions.

     Prayers in thanksgiving for their energy, strength, and peace

  • For all of the servant ministries of our congregations
  • For all those who fight on the front line for social justice and peace.
  • For all of those in Presbyterian Disaster Assistance who work to help those impacted by hurricanes, floods, mud slides, tornadoes and drought.