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

Last Updated 5/20

Members of New Life Church and Immediate Family

Lynn Neltnor:  Update on my daughter Justine. She has been found. She needs prayer for her mental state and addictions. Thank you. (updated 5/22)

Judy Andresen: "We would like to thank everyone for praying this past week for Judy and for providing rides and meals. The antibiotics worked quickly and, even though her doctor told her she was contagious, Buff stayed healthy throughout the week. We have a great God who continues to show his love through our New Life Church family. (updated 5/20)

Tim Gilman:  please pray for my son and daughter in law as they have been going through in vitro fertilization procedures for about a year without success. please pray the process will be successful. (updated 5/17)

Ray McDowell: On Monday, 5/13 Ray had a heart valve replacement at New Hanover hospital.  All went well and he is at home recovering.  Thank you for all your prayers.  (updated 5/15)


Amy Fluck:  Dave is still receiving rehab treatment at Brightwater in Carolina Forest and is doing better.  Please keep him and Amy in your prayers as he continues to heal.  (updated 5/15)

John Heider:  His sister, Sandy Grabow, has breast cancer and still waiting for a treatment plan, but things are going well.  Please pray for continued healing.  (updated 5/12)

Charlene Bodie:  The recent blood tests conducted to determine the cause for the swelling in my lymph nodes came back negative for cancer and any auto immune disease.  One test showed an inflammatory marker, which may point to some type of infection, but Praise the Lord. Thank you all for your prayers.  (updated 5/1)

Nancy Rose:  Her stepfather, Thomas Wells, has cancer of his nose.  Despite chemo treatments, the cancer has progressed.  Doctors have given him 6-8 months.  He is having difficulty breathing through his nose and his advanced rheumatoid arthritis makes many tasks nearly impossible to do.  Thank you for all the prayers. (updated 4/30)

Becky Davis:  Please pray for my daughter Allison. She is the mother of 2 young children. She is having health issues and just found out today about some abnormal lab results. She is very anxious. (updated 4/27)

Deborah Christenburg:  My first husband (Danny) is back in the rehab facility.  There's not much change.  Please continue to pray for strength mentally and physically.  (updated 4/25)

Friends & Extended Family

Lacey Graves:  Update on Joshua Jarrell.  Got the most recent update from my niece and just needed to share it with someone. Reminded me of 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Journal Entry by Lorraine Jarrell — 12 hours ago

“I’m not gonna lie. Dealing with the side effects of chemo is some serious suffering. That’s where we are at. Josh is experiencing mouth sores which have swollen his mouth making it difficult to talk. He is having painful gastrointestinal issues. But thankfully, this is why he is kept in the hospital because for his nurses, this is routine. They know the medicine to apply and the creams that will soothe. Josh is navigating it all through faith and trust in God. It’ll probably be a week of this. 

There are absolutely no unexpected complications (which is praiseworthy) and we still have about 7-10 days to see if the transplant was successful. We are waiting it out by listening to music together or sharing funny videos. Prayers for his fortitude, perseverance, and strength, please.

He is receiving the Sacraments regularly, and Our Lord in the Eucharist. Every time a priest or deacon or Eucharistic minister has come lately to bring communion, I watch Josh hit his knees and receive Christ no matter what pain he is in. I can’t describe the sense of intense respect I have for him because of this gesture. He is in complete surrender to God’s will.”  (updated 5/20)

Richard Aucella: “Last night I was notified my dear friend Frank Steward, 81, is in hospice.  This came as a total shock as he was so healthy.  Just spoke to him 2 weeks ago.  Praise God he is a bible believing man his whole life.  I grieve the loss of this wonderful, kind man in my life.  Pray for his family and myself for strength and comfort during the next several days.” (updated 5/19)

JoAnn Hasulak:  Please pray for my friend Brenda Posey who is a recovering breast cancer survivor. She just found out that she needs a biopsy of the other breast because of something they saw on her mammogram. She is scheduled for June 3rd. Pray that they find no cancer. Thank you for your prayers! (updated 5/15)

Charlie and Janet Guido:  Our son has a friend of a friend who had a baby 6 weeks early, weighing 4 lbs and on a ventilator and feeding tubes.  He said, "Need NLC prayer warriors". (updated 5/13)

Charlene Bodie:  Please pray for my friend Sohuila and her family. Her baby brother died tragically a couple of weeks ago.  (updated 5/7)

Pat Wroblewski:  my neighbor Jim, has liver cancer. Seeing oncologist today at 230.  First visit to say how bad it is.  Please pray for him and his wife Noreen.  They are very scared. (updated 4/30)

Charlie and Janet Guido - Please pray for our son's friend, Dave.  He is battling Lymphoma.  He is a young man with a family. (updated 4/7)

Jack Bendy:  Please pray for our friend, Vic Cross.  Vic will be receiving treatments as he has cancer of the bladder.  He'll be getting both chemo and radiation.  He is a good man of faith. (updated 4/7)

Ongoing Issues

Beverly Golden:  Troy Ware is home with PT and OT.  He has a long road to travel. He uses his walker but gives out and his Blood pressure is either high or too low.  He is seeing a kidney doctor each month to keep track since they took him off dialysis. Please keep Troy and Jeri in prayers. God is answering prayers, and we must be patient. It's His will be done.  Thank you for reaching out. (updated 3/18)

Sam and Pam Giarrusso: Sam and Pam's great niece, Penny Brown, was diagnosed with RSV.  Penny has SMA which is a condition that affects her muscles and, in this case, her lungs. She cannot cough hard enough to loosen the mucus, etc. She is home now and doing pretty well. Please continue to pray for Penny.  (updated 3/3)

Jay and Lisa Hall: Please continue to pray for Jay and Lisa's daughter, Sarah, the mother of two teen boys. Sarah has two incurable conditions, which not only cause much pain but have prevented her from eating. She has a feeding tube, but there have been issues with that. Please pray that Sarah will be able to get into John Hopkins to deal with her feeding tube issue. If you have not watched Sarah's testimony , please try to find the time to do so.  (updated 12/8)

Carroll Burke: Please continue to pray for Carroll in the control of her of her symptoms from Parkinson's. We are thankful that the device installed at Duke is having a positive effect.  (updated 11/29)

Buff Andresen: Please pray for Buff as he continues to receive immunotherapy infusions at Duke to treat his melanoma.  (updated 11/22)

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 on October 13: "... Greetings to Pastor Gregory and the entire saints who made it possible to support us. I need prayers, last Sunday after preaching in one of our local churches, I felt dizzy and passed out. By the grace of God, the leaders revived me and took me to hospital. I was admitted for two days and was transferred to my base- Kumasi. By the grace of God, I am doing much better.  Thank you all, John   (updated 10/16)


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.