Holding in the Light

Love is the will to nurture life and growth in oneself and in another. Love is personal; it is the sacred trust of living things.  Donald Green, 1982

In Meeting for Worship many share joys about changes in their lives, new opportunities, new jobs, new ministries, unexpected blessings, good news from medical professionals.  Some of those things are shared here along with other concerns that you may wish to hold on your heart:

Camila Flowers has asked for prayer for ‘her kids’.

Robbie’s friends Ashley and Jeremy.

Bob W.’s two colleagues both home from hospitals

Linda Tuinstra’s nephew Berky and young father who is incarcerated who wants to see his son.

Charlene, who as a teacher, is concerned for children with special needs in her classroom.

A request that we hold on our hearts the young son whose father was killed in a work related accident and the entire family.

Milt A. dealing with his own health related in issues and the stress of dealing with civil and family concerns.

For friends of families who are dealing with issues of life.

For Northwest Yearly Meeting and our colleague worshipping communities and Anya and Amber returning from their service as Meeting Representatives.

We continue to keep those who do ministry with our support: Jonathan and Carol; Johan and Judy; Elizabeth T.; and those organizations with which we work: Family Promise; Caritas Outreach Ministry; The Fig Tree; Faith Action Network and others

We pray for our President, Senators and Member of Congress, Governor: Jay Inslee; and those who represent us as members of Washington State Legislature.  Our Mayor, City and County Councils who serve us and for the newly elected leaders as a new government is being organized. We also pray for those whose lives are oppressed and who are vulnerable to violence both here and abroad.

We share in the joy of the Cox’s announcement of an engagement of their son. With celebration of illnesses under control

We hold those who offer hospitality to wounded souls on our hearts. We pray for peace and for resolution to the internal strife in the middle east.  We hold on our hearts persons suffering at the hands of religious extremists.

“Lord, enable us to surrender our defended fortresses…”