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 9, 2020

Family Members of New Life Church



  • Buff Andresen:  Diagnosed with eyelid melanoma.  Prayer is requested for a quick opening at one of the advanced medical facilities and for wisdom/guidance for the medical teams caring for him;  Prayers for God's covering, comfort & peace for Buff & Judy & family as together they face this unexpected health challenge
  • Terri Kears:  Undergoing treatment for complications of an ongoing health challenge; asking for wisdom & guidance for her doctor & progression of health in this situation.  Terri has asked for no phone calls right now
  • Ann Otten:  Please pray for Ann Otten who has been diagnosed with shingles & is struggling with all of the health challenges this virus presents
  • Bill & Janet Russ: Please pray for the Russ family whose home was damaged during Hurricane Isaias - specifically, they lost a car & work tools, but nothing on the 2nd & 3rd floor of their home.  Please pray for comfort & peace while they work to restore their lives/home to normal
  • Connie Sheie:  Had a heat exhaustion event over the weekend & was in the ER where she was given fluids - currently at home recovering.  Also she has received the second of 3 steroid injections & shares there is slight improvement, but is limited in some of her activities of daily living.  Ongoing prayer is requested for God's touch while she deals with the pain & nerve damage following a recent fall
  • Tom Sheie:  Tom's eyesight is slowly improving - recent MRI revealed no brain tumor.  Still requesting God's touch & wisdom/guidance for the medical staff who are helping him with the vision challenges
  • Nancy Steele:  Please pray for Nancy who continues to have health challenges & is awaiting test results
  • Walz Family:  Continued prayer requested for comfort & peace for the Walz family in the recent passing of their oldest son, Bill and also the more recent unexpected passing of Bill's wife, Lora.   John & Marge are requesting continued prayer for support, comfort, direction & guidance for their granddaughter Avery (14 y/o) who now has lost both parents in a very short amount of time but is receiving help


Friends & Extended Family Members of New Life Church Family

  • Families/Friends/Neighbores:  All of the people affected by Hurricane Isaias, especially those near or live in Ocean Isle Beach
  • Lee & Joanne Howard:  Son-in-law, Clay is undergoing testing to determine the status of the spleen cancer; next chemo treatment will be sometime in August.  The family thanks everyone for the prayers offered for Clay & asks that continued prayer be offered for God's comfort, peace & unity for everyone during this challenging time of ill health & for God's covering for the blended families of LeAnn & Clay.   Please pray for travelling mercies for Lee & JoAnne in their upcoming trip. 
  • Dennis & Petey Law:    COVID restrictions has set Ryan back in his daily rehab; prayer requested for God's mercy & touch that will allow him to progress in strength to carry on with activities of daily living
  • Terry & Carole Maner:  Continued prayer requested for close friends - Joel & Christie Haas & family as they grieve the loss of their 25 year old son Nathan
  • Friend of the church:  Prayer requested for God's protection & covering over all law enforcement & military as they work to decrease unrest throughout the nation
  • Bill & Elaine Sprinkle:  Neighbors - Rita & Jim Amenta are doing well as they continue to recover from the coronavirus; prayer requested that progression of health continues without any lasting side-effects
  • John & Pat Stark:  Prayer requested for Pat's nephew - Ronnie - as he deals with cardiac , pulmonary & emotional health challenges
  • Susan Xanthos:  Please pray for Susan's son Shannon Harris who suffered major burns during a house fire that completely destroyed his vacation home on Ocean Isle Beach during Hurricane Isaias.  Please pray for pain management to navigate the pain that accompanies this type of burn and that no infection set in, complete healing and God's touch for emotional support

Ministries New Life Church Supports*


  • Brunswick Christian Recovery Center - Brunswick County - Prayers for God's continued blessing on this ministry that helps participants to recover & successfully assimilate back into society. The Rose House (arm of BCRC) - Prayers for success as they prepare to open the women's recovery center
  • Beach House Recovery - Calabash - Prayers for the recovery process for the guys involved in this program.
  • Dr. J – SE Asia - Continued prayers for success in the area that she serves
  • John Appiah – Ghana & his ministry to the area, especially during this time of COVID-19
  • 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) – Urgent prayer requested for Dr. Omale - Medical Director at MOM Mercy Medical Center. Armed robbers broke into his home at night and stole everything the family owned...family was not harmed but need much support.  MoM schools still closed to curb COVID-19 spread;   The staff of MOM/Partners in Joy have asked for prayer for peace/provision/new staff/healing & salvation for all clinic participant; also requesting prayer for its new Farms Tractor Project & additional/ongoing funding of this ministry
  • Walt & Mirjam DeMoss - Walt relays that they are in a state of continually pushing back plans.  The DeMoss's visas are set to expire in a week & currently they have no way to renew them (even though they are granted automatic amnesty until 07/31/2020).  The work with the Modular School Group (MSG) is slow - they cannot train, travel, recruit or meet.  Prayer is requested for their ongoing mission responsibilities & seeking God's direction/guidance & protection as they seek next steps to move forward, especially for obtaining their visas.
  • South Brunswick InterChurch Council: "The Lord's Food Pantry" (formerly called Food Pantry) - Seeking financial support to assist local community during this time of shut-downs due to 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; prayer is also requested for funding of the "Agricultural Project" to feed the needy & the girls when the school is allowed to open.  The Carters are awaiting doors to open so that they can return to Kenya (area now closed due to COVID-19).  Continuing prayer for "next steps" / guidance in carrying out God's will in this ministry. 

*Go to the ministries we support link for more information about these ministries