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  May 18, 2022

Members of New Life Church and Immediate Family

  • Sam Giarrusso: Please pray for Sam who has tested positive for COVID and "is pretty sick".  Also pray that Sam's wife, Pam, does not get it.  (updated 5/19)
  • Charlene Schutte: Our sister writes, "My daughter and son-in-law are foster parents. They were contacted late last night regarding a 3-week old baby that needs a home. Please pray God will provide the much needed formula for this baby." (updated 5/18)
  • Lee and Joanne Howard: Both Lee and Joanne have been quite ill over the last week. Please pray for our brother and our sister to be healed. (updated 5/17)
  • April Farquhar: April writes, "Please pray for my son, Donnie, who was recently diagnosed with a blood cancer. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors as they look for the best treatment options." (updated 5/16)
  • Joanne Hasulak: Our sister writes: Please continue to pray for my daughters boyfriend, Chris. He was doing well but contracted some intestinal virus this week. He's been sick with a low grade fever all week and inflammation in his small bowel. His doctor has been in vacation, but hopes to get to see him next week. . (updated 5/14)
  • The Gregory Family:  Praise God! We are finally about the begin the process of moving out of our house in Charlotte and into our house in Shallotte! Would you pray for us as we navigate mortgages, moving companies, packing, unpacking, and all the other issues that come with relocating a large family? Our children are excited about moving but will miss their friends. God has been so faithful to us. (updated 5/14)
  • Sarah Johnson:  Sarah Johnson's mother, Teeny Anderson, died late Saturday night, May 7.  Sarah is in Virginia now and returning May 16th.  She has requested prayer for her and her siblings as they finalize arrangements. (updated 5/12)
  • Debbie Robinson: Our sister has asked for continued prayer for recovery from her knee surgery and looks forward to seeing everyone soon.  (updated 4/27)
  • Mia Cooper: Please pray for our secretary, Mia, as she continues to recover from knee replacement surgery. (updated 4/22)
  • New Life Church Calabash: Please continue to pray for our church as we move forward with a new pastor & family.  May we continue to seek the will of God & His plan for us as a congregation.  Please pray that God continue to be glorified in each step of this process.

           Friends & Extended Family

  • Cindy Nelson: Cindy writes, "An update on Eric- he is getting moved to rehab today and he is now able to get up and move around and is eating solid foods. So grateful for everyone’s prayers! (updated 4/11).
  • Dennis Law: Please continue to pray for Ryan. He has had an extremely difficult time recently, going through 7 surgeries in 6 months and being in and out of different hospitals. (updated 4/8)
  • Chris & Reba Gregory: Please pray for our dear friend Ford who has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. He is in a great deal of pain and exhausted from the treatments. He knows the Lord and we take great comfort in that. (updated 4/8)

           Ministries New Life Church Supports

  • Brunswick Christian Recovery Center:  Brunswick County - Please continue to pray for BCRC 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
  • John Appiah:   Please pray for Faith Outreach Ministries in Ghana under the leadership of John,  especially during this time of COVID-19.  They have started their annual Month of Prayer & Fasting wherein all local churches in the Ghana region come together & pray for people, nations & needs.  Village evangelism is ongoing every day & John shares new souls are being baptized weekly.  He has asked that if NLC has needs we let him/his ministry know so that they may pray for us also
  • Judy Bokelman:  Wycliffe Bible Translators - pray for the work of Bible translation across Africa; pray that God would call more people everywhere to become translators
  • Ministry of Mercy (Partners in Joy):  The   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 pray 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
  • Two Burning Candles: Kenya (Ken & Patty Carter):  Prayer requested for ongoing work & funding of the Children's Rescue Center.  In February, a swarm of locusts came over the Center & farm.  In attempting to keep the swarm from landing, a fire was set that eventually got out of control & burned 2/3 of the food crops.   Currently it is challenging as they are unable to feed kids or the needy.  They are in the process of repurchasing plants & seeds to begin again.  The most pressing need is monthly support..  The Carters continue to seek God's wisdom in knowing the "next steps" / guidance in carrying out God's will in this ministry. 
  • 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.  

Go to Ministries We Support for more information about these ministries.