For a wall of prayer around Poland, the USA & Canada

From: Edmund Krzeminski

June 5, 2017

Subject: Prayer Request -Please pray to overcome.

[We read] In the King James Bible, Ezekiel 22:30: “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”

O God, please help us and teach us to build a wall [of prayer] around the USA, Canada and Poland. Are you ready to stand in the gap, where God is the Helper and Teacher?

 

Please pray that Poland, the USA/Canada would overcome in the following areas ( Acts 26.18):

* Poland, pray for freedom from dead religion to saving faith in God through Jesus Christ as the Saviour and the Lord by grace only,

* the Church in the USA, Canada – Pray for repentance and cleansing of the church–Matt. 3.12 “Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

* my family:

  • Stir up the hearts of my family for ministry—for me, my wife Dorothy, our daughter, Ann, and our sons, Peter and Daniel – “..but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24.15 2.  Pray God’s will and wisdom for me and my family; I ask God for great wisdom in school for Daniel, and for Edmund’s work situation, for Dorothy and Peter (also God’s direction for his life) and Ann (Ann needs a husband), 3. God’s order in my work. I ask God for great wisdom at my work. Blessings and the knowledge of Jesus Christ for my bosses. Thank God for the continuation of my work.

Edmund Krzeminski

Urgent Prayer Request for Arlene

  • May 8, 2017

From Bill O’Neall (BCS Team Leader and husband to Arlene)

Arlene’s dementia has progressed and she is in the hospital at Virginia Mason’s Observation Unit.  The State Attorney General’s office is involved.  I may have to appear in court next Tuesday to testify.  The judge may not allow her to return home.  Please pray that she will improve enough to return home where I can care for her.  Without God I can do nothing.  Hebrews 4:16 (NLT)–“Let us come with confidence to the throne of our gracious God.  There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

Prayer for Kim & His Family

  • May 4, 2017

From Flavia Norheim (Bible Study Correspondence School Team Leader)

Kim [an inmate in our Bible Study Correspondence School] requests prayer for himself and for his wife and kids. He has ten months left to serve of his time and prays for finances for his wife and kids and that he will remain faithful to the Lord through this time.

 

Update & Continued Prayer for Gene

  • April 28, 2017

From Chaplain Alice Anderson (Snohomish County Jail)

“Thanks for past prayers concerning my husband, Gene, due to Alzheimer’s Disease.  Recently (4/8/17), he’s moved into Assisted Living–Memory Care, in Lynnwood.  God has been with us!!”

Please continue to pray for Alice as she serves as chaplain and manages her husband’s care at his new facility.  Praise God that she now has help and can leave him without being concerned.

Prayer for spiritual growth of 3 inmates at SCJ

  • April 27, 2017

From Brent Hoiosen (Group Leader & PFC Missionary)

Please pray for the following inmates at the Snohomish County Jail:

Jermaine – pray he will return to walking the Christian life and get involved in a good Bible believing church upon release. Pray he will be a good father and husband, making wise choices.

Eli – pray that Eli will truly come to know his Savior in a more intimate way. He says he knows Him, but he needs to grow in his faith.

Anthony – needs to find a good church for support and accountability once he’s released. He also knows the Lord, but needs to keep his focus on Jesus and not be swayed by the world.

Prayer for Travis’ surgery

  • April 18, 2017

From Candice Battle (PFC in prison Volunteer & Travis’ mother):

Hello Friends and Family,

John and I have shared with most of you about our son  Travis’ impending surgery.  It is scheduled for tomorrow at Virginia Mason where  he will have a few days in the hospital and then about a month ‘s recovery.  Travis is having a Cerebrospinal fluid leak repair which will take about four hours. The leak is located  behind his nose and the protruding sac has impaired his breathing and resulted in many sinus infections. This repair was originally  done when he was fifteen, but the seal has broken and thus the surgery.  Travis had multiple birth defects, but it seems the most difficult has been the results of a midline cleft that began with his upper lip and traveled up through the nose and farther up his head.  He has had three childhood cranial surgeries to repair the openings located in other areas of his skull.

Twenty years ago accessing the surgery site had to be done by a craniotomy involving a painful recovery (his barber does a great job of hiding the half inch wide scar across the top of his head).  Thankfully, medical advances have now enabled his surgeons to access the site through his nose.  His nose will be packed for ten days—always uncomfortable—and he will have to sleep with head upright.  The next few weeks are critical for the proper healing of the seal so Travis will have to be super careful not to exert any pressure in his head that could pop open the patch.

  Travis is taking this all in stride, and though he understands the seriousness of the surgery, he sees it as something that needs to be fixed and has been preparing himself (and us) mentally since it was discovered in the fall. The beautiful thing about Travis is that he has always accepted his health issues pragmatically  and without victimhood or blame.  One of his childhood craniotomies required that his olfactory nerve be  snipped to get to the site so he has no sense of smell. Also, one of his eyes did not develop  , (we are so thankful he has one good eye!) and so he has worn a prosthetic eye since the age of two weeks.  But Travis approaches his health  challenges with humor—his favorite party gag is to remove his eye—and he tells me his other senses are heightened to make up for the loss of smell.

As you can imagine, these kind of situations are always harder on the parents and stepparents than the patient himself.  The good news is that Travis has a strong faith in God and his positive attitude will pull him through this.  You all know as well that John and I  have a heavy reliance on God which has faithfully helped us with our challenges as parents.  We both have peace with this,  but of course,  are asking for your  prayers. And if not prayer, we welcome your positive thoughts sent his way.

Here are our requests:

Please ask God to guide the surgeons hands skillfully so the repair will be done successfully.

Please pray that the pain and discomfort after the surgery will be minimal and that he will  quickly adjust to the nose packing and other needed behavior changes.

Please pray that the patch will hold and seal completely so it never pops open again.

I know deep down that  God will swiftly  incline His ear when he hears the  chorus of prayers that rise from the earth!

Thank you all for your concern and support.  I will update you when he is released.

Gratefully,

Candice

 

 

Prayer for healing for Jerry Riess

April 10, 2017

From Bill Flansburg (PFC Prayer Team & Action International):

Bill  would appreciate prayer for  Jerry Riess Founder/President of Caleb Good News Ministries who had a fall just less than 2 years ago while ministering in Kenya, followed by brain bleeds.  He still battles blood clots and weakness in his legs.  Bill received the email below from Jerry:

On 4/8/2017 8:06 AM, Jerry wrote:

Lot of complications in my recovery.  They are motoring various blood clots still. My legs have given out so walking is a big problem but my mind and memory are improving and my taste senses.  All in all, God is so good to me. I [am thankful for] His care and attention. Doing well. Thank you for asking.

Prayer for our nation & the salvation of our leaders

  • March 31, 2017

From Angela Hughes

Please pray that the Lord would deliver his people from evil men; That the Lord would preserve his people from violent men, who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually.  Pray against the spirit of anti- Christ, false witnesses, terrorism, hatred and violence.

Please pray and intercede without ceasing that God’s will be done in the lives of the world’s leaders and for our leaders to seek God and listen to Him. Pray that they would be surrounded by godly counsel and, that our leadership would personally know God and the salvation found through faith in Jesus Christ alone.  That we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. God can turn the hearts of kings. Earnestly pray that the people of America and its leaders will humble themselves and seek the Lord’s face and turn from their wicked ways.  Pray that the Lord would hear from heaven and forgive our country’s sins and heal our land. God Bless America.

Pray that the Lord would send workers into the harvest field and grant peace in America, that we may lie down and no one will make us afraid. That the Lord would remove wild beasts from the land, and that the sword will not pass through our country and that President Trump along with our leaders be filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might to declare the sins of God’s people.  Please pray for revival and that the Lord would pour out His spirit on his servants, throughout the world, both men and women.  Pray for the peace of Israel. God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Arlene’s Dementia Progressing

  • March 27, 2017

From Bill (Bible Study Correspondence School Team Leader):

[My wife] Arlene was admitted to the Multi-Care Auburn Hospital Memory Wellness Psychiatric Unit yesterday.  She was diagnosed a year ago with dementia and it has progressed recently and has caused an “Altered Mental Status.”  Treatment was started yesterday with special medications. Please pray that the treatment will be effective and that God will use the doctor with his knowledge of the disease to bring her back to her normal beautiful self.

I believe in God’s answering the prayer’s of His people.  I am sending this … to many people. I can’t possibly call you all and this last week has been totally unbelievable. BUT GOD! God has given me strength and guidance every step of the way.  We do not know why things happen but have faith that God knows and He does not make mistakes.  Yesterday Arlene had a period of time when she was alert and our friend and former, Pastor Dennis Sawyer, and I talked with her. One of the things this pastor said is, “you can’t have a testimony without a test.”  My heart is broken but may God’s will be done.

Bill

Hayden’s remarkable recovery!

  • March 8, 2017

From Flavia Norheim (BCS Team Leader)

Hayden is a miracle. The doctors say they have never seen someone heal so quickly from such severe burns. His face is healing well with little scarring. The physical therapy for his hands is going extremely well. Thank you all for your prayers. His family is crediting the prayers for his remarkable recovery.

 

Joey in Treatment!

March 8, 2017

From Flavia Norheim (BCS Team Leader)

Praise!! Joey (my grandson) is once again in a treatment program (in Spokane). He will get both help with his addiction problems and with his mental health issues for 30 to 90 days, then housing and help with finding a job. Please be praying that he keeps the Lord foremost in his thinking. Thank you all so much!

Sierra and custody of baby

  • February 2, 2017

From Flavia Norheim (BCS Team Leader)

Pray for Sierra, an inmate: that she can be reconciled to the the loss of custody of her baby while she is incarcerated and that her rehabilitation will allow her to have custody returned eventually.

 

Continued prayer for Hayden

February 2, 2017

From Flavia Norheim (BCS Team Leader)

Please continue to pray for Hayden (the 19 year old so badly burned) whom we prayed for earlier in the week: He still has a breathing tube and will be having his first debridement surgery [the removal of damaged tissue or foreign objects from a wound] today. Prayer that he can come off the breathing tube soon and that his pain from the surgery and bandage changes will be minimal. Praise that he will likely not require plastic surgery for his facial burns.

 

Hayden- badly burned 19 year old

  • January 27, 2017

From Flavia Norheim (Bible Study Correspondence School Team Leader)

Please pray for 19 year old Hayden, nephew of a dear friend, Sheila Taylor. He was badly burned on his face, neck, torso and legs when he mistakenly threw gasoline on a bonfire to get it going. This happened in Arizona. Pray especially that believers will come along side this family so that they come to know Jesus.

Prayer for family of Bible Study Reviewer

  • January 23, 2017

From Flavia Norheim (Bible Study Correspondence School Team Leader)

Sharon Holderby one of my Bible Study reviewers notified me this morning that her 36 year old daughter-in-law passed away very unexpectedly this morning, leaving behind her husband, and two kids, one of them a two month old baby. prayers for these folks greatly appreciated.

Prayer for Healing

  • January 4, 2017

From Margaret La Pointe

Mike Rorvick (former member of the PFC Board) would appreciate prayer for the healing of his bone cancer.  Pray also that the Lord would encourage and strengthen him and his family at this time.

(*Click on Prayer Response to read comments of those praying.)

Healing of challenging family situation

  • December 12, 2016

From a member of the PFC Prayer Team:

I just received news from a distant relative in Minnesota of three different young girls (all relatives) being molested for 3 years by a cousin of mine in Minnesota. The prayer request is for honesty, forthrightness and healing for all involved.

 

Prayer request from inmate in BCS program

  • November 23, 2016

From: Flavia Norheim

Eric [who is enrolled in PFC’s Bible Study Correspondence School] requests prayer for his two sons, Cameron and Connor and his wife, Wendy. He also requests prayer for reconciliation on their differences and that all may have peace. He is struggling with his life and situation and wants to be able to focus on God’s plan for his life.

My Son and My Business

  • November 14, 2016

November 14, 2016

From: Annette

I am sorry to be asking, but I am so tired; I feel like I am ready to leave this world. No matter how much I pray, nothing seems to be working for me. I am end of my rope with worry, anxiety, failure.

Please pray for my son, D, to start working, do well in his career, and find the right girl in his life, so they can be happy and have a prosperous life together.

My business is so much down. I am hurting inside; no matter how much I pray, nothing is working and no matter how hard I work, nothing.  I am 66 years old and cannot take the pressure with this life; please help me find someone who will be interested in buying this business for whatever they offer. I am begging you.

Thank you

Inmate conflict

  • July 26, 2016

From: Janice Anderson

Please pray for my son Craig. He has just been given a cell mate who attacked him in the past. Please pray he will stay strong in the Lord and not seek revenge as other inmates are urging him. This housing regulation is against DOC policy. Please pray that the powers that be will rectify this situation and that my son will strong in the Lord throughout this ordeal. My son is a Christian and he is waiting to see what God will teach him in this situation. Thank you and God bless.

 

Pauline on Kidney Dialysis

  • June 13, 2016

From Flavia Norheim (Bible Study Correspondence School Team Leader)

Please pray for Pauline who is on kidney dialysis. It is not going well and she does not know the Lord. I am praying for a believer to come into her life while she is hospitalized.

 

Prayer for Kenji, inmate in BCS Program

  • June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016

From: Flavia Norheim (BCS Team Leader)

Prayer Request:

Please pray for Kenji (inmate in the PFC Bible Study Correspondence School Program). I resent his latest lessons with some Scriptures the Lord had given me. Please pray specifically that he will come to understand how complete God’s forgiveness is when we repent and that he will return to his studies.

Pray for Kenji

  • May 6, 2016

From Flavia Norheim (Bible Study Correspondence School Team Leader)

Please pray for Kenji, specifically for his return to the Bible study. He faces several more years in prison and is discouraged. He has quit and restarted Bible Study several times.

 

Pray for Jason

May 6, 2016

From Flavia Norheim (Bible Study Correspondence School Team Leader)

Jason is a heroin addict and the son of a dear friend. He is trying to get back into a sober housing situation he was kicked out of a few months ago. Please pray for Jason. He desperately needs to know the Lord.

 

Restoration of Family Relationship

  • April 6, 2016

From Flavia Norheim (Team Leader-PFC Bible Study Correspondence School)

Please pray for Gerald H., especially that his relationship with his family will be restored. He has completed all 15 Units of the PFC Bible Study and is continuing his studies, but he is very discouraged and sad.

 

Mary’s 2 nephews

  • October 26, 2015

From Mary Kennedy of Longview, WA

Please pray for my nephew Andrew in prison at Connell WA. We are trying to get him out. [He has already served 12 years of a 30 year sentence.]

My nephew Tony was wrongfully accused & is [incarcerated] in Virginia.

——

Please pray for the Lord to work out what is best for Andrew and Tony in their individual situations and that each would draw close to the Lord through their time behind bars.

Prayer for Victory over Stronghold

  • February 12, 2015

From: Benn

Prayer for forgiveness of fornication/lust and immoral behavior, and for God’s/Christ’s help with my conscience. Thank You. Also for wisdom/discernment for truth and protection from any negative/demonic entity/influences attempting to deceive me at a time when I am vulnerable/weak.  Pray especially for strength/courage, protection and discernment.  Thank You.

Prayer for Grandson who is in Prison

  • February 9, 2015

From Lynn:

Please pray for my grandson who is serving 42 mo. for drugs and car theft. He just turned 20. He started using heroin and meth., became homeless, and everything spiraled downward from there. He was in jail several times before sentenced to Prison. Please pray that he will know and accept Christ as his Savior during this time, and be delivered from the desire to use drugs.  He comes from a very loving family. He knows the Lord, but just got lost along the way. I have prayed for this young man nonstop for the last 3 yrs. I believe that my prayers are all that have saved him thus far. Please join me in praying for him. God Bless.

From Inmate in Dallas

  • January 27, 2015

From Christian:

I am 24 years old and I am currently incarcerated at the Hutchins Unit in Dallas, TX.  I am serving a 5 year sentence for a drug case . . . I am a strong soldier in the Army of Christ, spreading the truth about the gospel of Jesus Christ to anyone who will receive it.  Please pray for me that my utterances and doctrine remain sound and truthful.  That I may be delivered from the captivity of my adversaries both physically and spiritually . . .  Pray also for my mother, Rebecca, my step-dad, Daniel, my brothers, Dallas and Nicolas, my father J.P, my friend/mentor, R.T, and my spiritual father in the Gospel, Anthony.  Pray for their protection, deliverance, healing and for the salvation of those who do not know the Lord.  Thank you very much!

Urgent Prayer for Vikram in Singapore

  • September 8, 2014

I am Vikram. I am writing this email to you because I need your prayer urgently … I was a prayerful person quite some time ago, but now I have fallen away from the Word of God and my mind always thinks negative thoughts and I fear people and always think my life will end soon. I continually suffer from headaches and am afraid of people when I talk to them. It looks like evil thoughts have taken over my mind and I cannot regain my health–I cannot go back to God’s work.  There is always some fear and or thoughts of fighting spirits that come into my mind and I get angry … I am suffering from fear of people and negative thoughts. I cannot think about the Word of God anymore.  Please pray for me that my mind would not be filled with fearful thoughts or spirits and that I could  a have calm and sound sleep.  Pray for God to help me to read His Word and confess my sins. Pray for me that every sickness in my body and in my mind would go away.  I am losing my health too and have poor concentration with my work and have tremors in my hands and legs whenever I talk to somebody… I urgently need your prayer for my life.  I am really fed up with my life and my thoughts and my health loss problem.  Pray that I will not think that my life is small and I will die soon because something will happen to me.

Let’s pray that through the powerful name of Christ that Vikram’s spiritual and physical health could be restored and that he could experience God’s forgiveness and peace.  Pray that he would be delivered from a spirit of fear and the negative thoughts that Satan would like to use to control his mind.  Pray also that he could meditate on God’s Word which will give him victory over all the strongholds of the evil one and enable him to speak with people without fear and trembling and lead him to sleep soundly.  (2 Cor 10:4–For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.) 

International Missions

  • May 14, 2014

From Mike:

Please pray for the  international prison missions trips that have been planned by PFC. PFC will need people who will go on the trips, as well as the funds necessary to make them happen. It is a good work and no doubt God will bless it.

Let’s pray that as God prompts individuals to go on a trip, that each one would obey these promptings and lean upon the Lord for fundraising and the handling of the other details.