Prayer at New Life Church

New Life Church is committed to being a praying church, utilizing various individual and group means for demonstrating our total dependency upon God for our every need and for the fulfillment of His purposes in us. The prayer guide below provides a list of needs and concerns for which people connected with New Life Church have requested prayer. If you have a prayer request for which you'd like to ask the New Life Church family to pray, please go to the contact new life church link and fill out and submit the form with your request. Please include any privacy instructions (i.e., "withhold name," "use last name initial only," etc.) in your submitted request. 

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, 

that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need"

Hebrews 4:16

New Life Church Prayer Guide

Updated  August 7, 2023

Members of New Life Church and Immediate Family


  • Judy Andresen: Judy and Buff thank everyone for their continued prayer support.  This morning Judy picked up the transmitter which is now sending sound waves directly into her inner ear.  Over the next several weeks, perhaps months, her brain will learn to interpret these sounds and hopefully improve her ability to hear.  (updated 8/7)

  • Rob Walters: Please pray for Rob’s brother, Russell. He’s had multiple health problems over the years, but now they found a mass on his pancreas. He’s waiting for the CT scan results to see if it is cancer or not. Please pray that it’s not cancer and they can treat it (updated 8/3)

  • April Farquhar: Please continue to pray for Heather Reid, April's granddaughter.  We have been praising God for the safe arrival of April's great-granddaughter, Evie (19" long, 7 lb. 15 oz.). However, Heather is still dealing with high blood pressure and swollen ankles.  Also pray for April and her son-in-law, Frank Burke, who have gone to Pennsylvania to help care for Heather's 3-year-old son.  (updated 7/29) 

  • Karen Pierce: We received the following update from our sister:  "I am home from the hospital now. I will be on antibiotics for another 5 days and will have a nurse and physical therapy as well. Please thank everyone for their prayers and visits. Praise God for healing and for such a blessed church family."  Karen had been admitted to McLeod Health Seacoast Hospital Saturday evening where she was diagnosed with sepsis. Praise God! (updated 7/25)

  • Dennis Burke: Our brother provides this praise update: "I had my cardiac catheter procedure today. All went very well. They found a blockage and put in a stent. No complications."   (updated 7/20)

  • Lora Nye: Our sister continues to heal and has even been able to walk with a cane this week. Please continue to pray for her.  (updated 7/19)

  • Laurie Taylor: Laurie, who attended New Life Church for the first time a few weeks ago, writes: "Please pray for me as I drive a moving truck from San Antonio to Carolina Shores July 22-24 and for safety as we load and unload."  (updated 7/13) 

  • April Farquhar: We have been praying for our sister's son, Donny, who has liver cancer.  April shares "My son, Donny, now has stage-4 cancer.  He can't get the treatments he's been getting because they're being saved for less than stage-4 for people that will make it. (updated 6/23)

  • Coletta St. Onge: Please continue to pray for our sister, who "rang the bell" Monday when she completed her chemotherapy treatments.  Coletta continues to do well, and for this we are thankful,  (updated 6/23)

  • Nancy Steele: We have been praying for our sister's daughter, Marsha, who has been suffering from a serious wound.  Nancy shares "Marsha is now home from rehab with Home Health. Recovery will be a long time." Please continue to pray for healing.  (updated 5/29)

  • Carroll Burke: Please pray for our sister as she deals with Parkinson's Disease. (updated 3/10)

           Friends & Extended Family

  • Cyndi Walters: Cyndi shares: "I have a friend whose nephew, Nathan, was diagnosed with sjogrens syndrome, which is an autoimmune disease which affects the entire body. He's not a believer so please pray for his salvation as well as his diagnosis."  (updated 8/7)
  • Dan Conte: Dan has asked us to put Robin Beane back on the prayer list.  She is scheduled to go to Duke for more tests for her shoulder.  On a sad note, her husband, Charlie, passed away on July 21 from cancer.  This family has been in turmoil for the last year.  She needs a peace that transcends all understanding.  (updated 8/7)
  • Cyndi Walters: Our sister writes: "Please pray for my cousin, Gary, who had to have emergency surgery today on his colon. He had surgery in December for the same problem . Please pray for a speedy recovery. He is wheelchair bound and only 67 years old."  (updated 8/3)
  • Dan Conte: Dan updates "My friend's husband's MRI was fine. Looks like he had an ocular migraine."  He had asked us to pray for his friend's husband who was having an MRI yesterday after experiencing a neurological issue.  (updated 8/3)
  • Dan Conte: Dan writes: "My fraternity brother, John, had prostate cancer and radiation which doesn't seem to be working. His PSA levels have spiked, and he is having a consult with his doctor on August 8th. One treatment option is over $130,000 for the year which his insurance won't cover. The other option is the removal of the prostate which is very difficult once you have radiation. Please pray for wisdom that the doctors find a solution."  (updated  8/1)
  • Dan Conte: Dan had requested prayer for his good friend, Joe, who has been struggling with cancer and had a severe reaction to his chemotherapy and was waiting for a new treatment.  Dan writes "Joe is tolerating his new chemo well and had a good weekend. Still fatigued, but this is a praise."  (updated 8/1)
  • Dan Conte: Our brother writes: "Asking for prayer for my friend, Toni, who has stage 3 cancer and is starting chemo. By her voice she is scared. She's a remarkable woman who has been battling pancreatic cancer for over 7 years while dealing with MS."  (updated 8/1)
  • Dan Conte: Our brother writes: "My longtime friend, Judy, has had multiple cancers.  Her levels still show cancer in her body, but they can't pinpoint the location. She is undergoing new testing to hopefully find the location  of the cancer so it can be removed.  She is a strong believer."  (updated 8/1)
  • Heidi Read: Our sister has submitted the following prayer request for her friend, Terry Boone.  "Terry finally got in to see a specialist and was told there was nothing else they could do for her kidney disease.  She is going to get a second opinion next Friday, August 4.  Please pray for wisdom for the doctor and peace for Terry.  (updated 7/27)
  • Julie Kerns: Our sister has asked us to pray for her cousin, Mike Ryder. "He had a major heart attack and is in a medically induced coma in the hospital.  He is only 57.  Prayers are also needed for reconciliation in that family as Mike has removed himself from them for some time and now his son won't allow my other two cousins to visit."  (updated 7/27)
  • JoAnn Hasulak: Our sister is requesting prayer for her cousin's wife, Rene Wagner, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  She is scheduled for treatment and surgery.  Please pry that she may be cured 100% from this cancer.  (updated 7/24)
  • Janet Russ: Our sister has requested us to pray for their friends, Bob and Teri Hooper, who live in Lexington, SC. Bob is suffering from the effects of a brain tumor and radiation treatments.  This past Friday the Hooper's daughter, Erika, died . Please pray for her husband, Jason, and their children: Jackson, Caroline, and Andrew. Also remember in your prayers her parents, Bob and Teri Hooper, and her brother, Matt and his family.  (updated 7/10)
  • Cliff Cleaver: Our brother shares: "Please pray for my good friend Stan Biehl, Vietnam vet who beat cancer 3 times, but cancer has come back. Pray for the medical team and for Stan to come to a faith in our Savior."  (updated 6/25)

          Ministries New Life Church Supports

  • John Appiah: Tim Gilman, our liaison to our brother John who is a missionary in his native country of Ghana,, received the following e-mail this morning: "Hello Brother Tim, Calvary greetings from my family and the Church in Ghana to you and saints in Sunset Beach.  I have not been well health wise since I came back to Ghana. My blood pressure rose up 200/185 for long time. I went to two hospitals but to not avail until my prayer partner introduced a specialist doctor to me. It was through him he found out that my heart was bloated and slightly affected my kidney. He put me on medication and advised me to slow down.  I have not been going round as I used to. I went to check on a school project and will be going to the Muslim-North on Tuesday 24th to see where we can drill a Well for the villagers. I want to do that myself with some of the leaders. Aside these not much has been achieved so far. By God's grace I am doing much better that I came. Please keep me in prayers. Yours in Him, John K Appiah  (updated 5/3)
  • Christian Recovery Center Inc.:  Please continue to pray for CRCI as they branch out in our County, helping their residents recover from many different addictions.
  • Beach House Recovery:  Calabash - Prayers for the recovery process for the guys involved in this program.
  • Dr. J – SE Asia:  Due to COVID-19 restrictions the area of Asia/Thailand where Dr. J ministers has shut its borders & she is sidelined in America.  Please pray for an open door for her return; please pray that the food supply chain in that region continue to remain open in spite of the logistical/security and danger issues involved in the transport of the supplies on a daily/monthly basis; please also pray for the many refugee kids & adults.
  • Judy Bokelman:  Wycliffe Bible Translators: Pray for the work of Bible translation all over the world. Pray that God would call more people everywhere to become translators. Pray for Judy as she serves and works with the leadership team.
  • Ministry of Mercy (Partners in Joy):  They have submitted the following prayer requests:  (1) that God would send more caregivers to help to take care of the many orphaned babies who come to their Centers;  (2) for the resources/supplies needed to run the orphanage (3)  for health &  educational needs of the older children (4) for assistance in the new projects of expansion being undertaken by the staff to enlarge the facilities; (5) financial support of caregivers/teachers & medical staff & healthcare workers (6) new converts  (7) for funding & blessings on this ministry
  • Walt & Mirjam DeMoss:  Walt has asked for prayer as he starts a fourth MSG school, maintains the other three schools & is planning for a new school in India.  He continues to teach full time at the MSG school in Chiangmai.  Mirjam is the language learning coordinator for their former country of service.   All of this at times is overwhelming for him/them.  He & Mirjam are requesting continued prayer for the school staff & house parents as well as recruitment for additional staff.  They have also asked that we pray for their son Micha's growth.    
  • South Brunswick InterChurch Council:  The Lord's Food Pantry" (formerly called Food Pantry) - Seeking financial support to assist local community during this time of COVID-19;  prayer requested for all those participating recipients who receive food (names unspoken) & who are in need of prayer & God's touch
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Terry Maner):   Please remember Terry & his work with InterVarsity..  Please pray for the ongoing "replanting" work in which he is involved.  He is asking for specific prayer for 5 students & the CCU in general as well as opportunities to share the gospel with students on campus.  The staff recently participated in a "Spiritual Formation Retreat" that gave them opportunity to be refreshed and renewed in their spiritual lives.  Terry has asked for the Holy Spirit's continual covering and attuned to Spirit-led attentiveness to what God is doing in the lives of staff in the Carolinas region.