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  December 8, 2021

Family Members of New Life Church 


  • Rob and Cyndi Walters: Rob and Cyndi have made it back to us safely after an extended stay in New Jersey to be with their son, Aaron. Things look positive for Aaron after his heart surgery but they would still covet your prayers for Aaron's recovery. 
  • Jack Bendy: Jack has requested prayer for some recent health challenges. He will be having surgery on December 8th. Would you pray for our brother? 
  • Erich Dunkelberger: Please pray for Erich as he recovers from his recent hip surgery. The medication is causing quite a bit of nausea and discomfort and has forced him to stay in the hospital longer than originally expected.
  • Cheryl Green:  Cheryl recently had an ablation procedure on both sides of her back to relieve nerve pain.  At the end of November, she will see the orthopedic doctor to deal with continued shoulder pain.  Cheryl thanks everyone for their prayers on her behalf and is asking for continued prayers for progression of health & that her recovery will be complete; it is her desire to rejoin the fellowship of her church family. 
  • John Green:   Please pray for John's continued battle with shoulder pain.
  • The Gregory Family:   We are asking for prayer to cover Pastor Chris' ministry & we will see the fruits of his labor in this new adventure.  Please continue to pray for Pastor Chris, Reba & the children as they seek to find their place of service in our church family.  There are many details & lots of work ahead of them.  Please pray for sustained stamina & health of Pastor Chris.
  • Charlie and Janet Guido: Please pray for their family. They told by their son that their granddaughter, McKayla (22), is being stalked by a known criminal. They are requesting that we join them in praying for her safety and for wisdom as they go through this stressful time.
  • Nancy Steele: Praise God- the surgeon was pleased at the rate and degree at which Nancy's leg continues to heal. He also decided to treat her wound with a type of bandage that will be much less painful to change. Would you continue to pray for our sister? 
  • Johnson/Pierce/Steele Families:  Update from Karen Pierce: "Stan is doing a little better. He is going to an inpatient rehab, with the hopes that he will become able to go home in a couple of weeks, God willing." Please continue to pray his recovery. 
  • 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
  • Anonymous Requestor:   Please pray for the health of a member of our church family who wishes to remain anonymous at this time.  Recent scans have revealed abnormalities that may require additional & surgical intervention.  Please pray for God's healing touch & for the comfort & peace of the requestor


Friends & Extended Family Members of New Life Church Family

  • The Andresen Family: Beth Crompton, a very close friend of Buff and Judy Andresen, came home November 5  after spending six weeks in the hospital and two more in rehab with lung damage from COVID pneumonia.  The family is praising God for this answer to prayer.  Please continue to pray for healing in Beth's lungs and for Phil, her husband, as he works full time and provides 24/7 care.
  • The Law Family:  Dennis & Petey are requesting renewed prayer for their nephew, Ryan Law.  Three years ago, Ryan suffered a swimming accident that left him paralyzed.  Over the years he has been able to receive help but with many challenges along the way.  Recently he was hospitalized with pneumonia (now  home), but has wound(s) that are open.  Each health challenge that Ryan experiences becomes a set-back to his rehabilitation in that rehab stops & the process must start over.  The family is asking that God will grant His healing touch to Ryan, strengthen him emotionally & mentally & provide open the doors for him to return to rehab, sooner than later.  Please remember to pray for Ryan's family as they lovingly care for this young man in unfortunate circumstances
  • The Law Family:  "Regina" (& husband) - friends of Dennis & Petey recently moved back to Massachusetts to be near family.  Regina has been diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer that has spread to hip bones.  She is going to the Dana Farbor Cancer Institute to review treatment options.  Please pray that God will touch her body for healing & provide wisdom to the medical team overseeing her care; please also pray that Regina realizes the comfort of the Lord in this health challenge
  • Debbie Robinson:  Debbie is requesting prayer for a friend - "Ray" (a pedestrian) - who was hit by a truck; he is in the hospital with a brain injury.  Please pray for God's touch & healing for Ray
  • 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
  • Friend of the Church:  One of the BSRI staff members lost a brother last week.  "Eddie" (a retired marine veteran) had been in failing health for a while and more recently was diagnosed with liver cancer.  He succumbed to these health issues last week.  Please pray for all of Eddie's family - especially his sister Carol with whom he lived - as they grieve their loss & mourn Eddie's passing.  Please pray for  God's comfort & peace during this time of transition. 

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 inspite 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 Edeh's 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 the ministries we support link for more information about these ministries