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  June  2, 2023

Members of New Life Church and Immediate Family

  • Dennis Burke: Our brother shares the following:  "I have a torn rotator cuff. Pray that PT resolves it, and that surgery is not required. I'm going through some testing for a cardiac issue. Prayer that it is not serious and can be resolved without major intervention."  (updated 6/2)

  • 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)

  • Paul Buckley: We are happy to share that our brother has been released from the hospital and rehab and has returned to his home. Paul's son, Mark, who lives in Dallas, is staying with his dad for a while and working online.  Although he had been told he would need to go on dialysis, Paul's kidneys once again began functioning and his appetite has returned.  Please continue to pray for Paul as he regains strength. We assured him that his seat would be waiting for him when he returns to NLC.   (updated 5/23)

  • Coletta St. Onge: Please continue to pray for our sister, who is down to her last two treatments of chemotherapy, and continues to experience only minimal side effects.  (updated 5/23)

  • Lora Nye: We are thankful that Lora came home on Friday after a hospital stay and rehab.  While she was in the hospital, Lora had surgery to put antibiotic spacers in her hip to help heal an infection.  Once the infection is gone, she will receive a hip replacement.  Please continue to pray for Lora. and for Paul as he cares for her, and pray that the infection heals.  (updated 5/22)

  • Gary Hull: Gary was a first-time visitor today worshipping with us at New Life Church.  He has given us the following prayer request: "doing God's will for His glory and my family." (updated 5/21)

  • Ramon and Nini Margallo: We received the following prayer request from our brother and sister and brand-new members of NLC: "Pray for safe travels and excellent health for our short missions trip to the Philippines - apologetics conference, one week module teaching, and graduation of 7 N/A students including Nini."  (updated 5/18)

  • Lester Harris: Les has asked us to pray for his grandson, Evan Harris, who is in the hospital recovering from injuries he sustained in a recent car accident.  Please pray for healing of a shattered wrist and a leg than was broken in two places.  (updated 5/9)

  • April Farquhar: Please continue to pray for April's son, Donny, who recently had surgery.  Our sister shares: "I just got word the tumor was cancer.  The doctor wasn't able to get it all because it was too close to the bladder. They are going to try radiation to try to get rid of the rest of it." (updated 5/1)

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

  • Michael & Robin Canino: Our brother and sister are asking for prayer for their grandson. Michael writes: "Please pray for his rebellious spirit and that Christ would open up his eyes to the truth. He rejects all kinds of authority and ultimately rejects God. (update 2/27) 

           Friends & Extended Family

  • Dan Conte: Dan provides the following update on his friend, Rob. “Rob is still holding his own. Cancer is quiet and he is feeling better. Getting some energy back and trying to swing the golf club We continue to pray and stay hopeful and so far so good!"  (updated 5/16)
  • Dan Conte: Dan and Nancy's friend and neighbor has shared with them that she would appreciate prayer for her father, Lou Perez, who has been diagnosed with cancer. (updated 5/15)
  • Dan Conte: Dan shares this praise concerning Robin Beane, who is the coordinator for the Waccamaw School outreach program. "Her esophagus is healing, and she is progressing well. Prayer for continuing healing. She now needs shoulder surgery. She has an appointment for May 25th but is checking almost daily for a cancellation to move up the surgery date. Let's pray for a good outcome for her. Her son Aaron is in liver failure, so we ask for prayer for his treatment and recovery. (updated 5/9)
  • Dan Conte: Dan provides the following update on his friend, Joe: "He was in 3 hospitals last week and he has an appointment with a surgeon on May 23rd.  He is in a lot of pain. His family asks for comfort and strength as he navigates through all of this. Not getting responsible answers from doctors is a very difficult.  (updated 5/9)
  • Lee and Joanne Howard: The Howard's friend and neighbor, Jackson Canady, suffers from Parkinson's Disease and a brain tumor. His wife, Wanda, continues to request prayer for Gods will to be done. His tumor is not in remission, and his reaction to treatments and meds has not been positive and sometimes hostile. Pray for healing and the safety of his wife and family! He has a MRI on Saturday. Pray for good results. 

      (updated 4/20)

  • Charlene Bodie: Charlene and her husband, John, who visited New Life Church this past Sunday, have asked us to pray that they will be able to move into their new home soon.  (updated 4/4)

           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.