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You may add your prayer request to our prayer wall using the form below. Once your prayer request is received, we will share it according to your instructions. Feel free to submit as many prayer requests as you like!


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Russ L Courtney

Updates (most recent at top) regarding Dave (her husband) from sister, Cathy:

Doc consulted with lung specialist, has mucus plug in lower lung, sending him home today with new meds, but not before they bring oxygen tank to house, then I can pick him up.

Dave is settled in his room, moved out of corona ward, scan showed no blood clot -has infection in lungs, treating with antibiotics and Steroid injections, he sounds better as far as having a conversation, he’s resting..thanks again for all the prayers.

Finally moved out of covid ward, off of oxygen, able to move around, no results yet from cat scan, believing for Gods best.

Just talked with hubby...took him off of oxygen today, that’s a plus, means he’s breathing on his own! No results yet on scan, haven’t moved him yet...they did let him finally get out of bed to move.

Received: April 5, 2020

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Celeste

I have 2 requests this evening, as my mind is heavy right now....

Please pray for the children who may be in unsafe home conditions without the help they typically receive from teachers and school officials. These people are usually the first to report abuse or notice economic troubles in children/their students. My job as shown me the hurt and pain many children are facing at home right now due school closures.

My 2nd prayer request is please ask God to help me not disconnect from families and friends right now. I am was already an introvert, but attending church, school, and work helped me to remain connected with people and social. Since the stay home orders though (I have been home for 4 weeks next week) I have found myself communicating less and less and I know that is a big red flag for my depression.

TIA to all for their prayers. I adore this SCC family very much.

Received: April 5, 2020

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Russ Courtney

Update regarding my brother-in-law, Dave:

Our prayers have been answered! Dave doesnt have covid!! Had a rough night though! Theyre still keeping him & doing a cat scan because a blood clot can cause the lung/breathing issues he’s been having! They're switching his inhaler to a different one with a steroid! If the scan does show a blood clot then they will put him on a COPD med!! He still is very weak & has an awful cough!! Glad they're doing all they can to help him get better!!

Thx for all your prayers!

Received: April 4, 2020

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Ginger Brandon

Please pray for Angie Stucky's family.

Her son Adam has been in the hospital since his 2nd stem cell transplant, and because of the virus, he is not able to have any family with him. He has been alone since March 6th. The family is asking that you pray he starts to make his own 'cancer free' cells within the next 2 weeks. The doctors are saying this is critical.

Her husband is sick with an autoimmune illness and is not well at all. Because of the virus, there doesn't seem to be an available doctor to see him further and help him to move forward. His blood sugar needs to be lowered so he can take steroid medicine. To add to all this his diabetes is not under control.

Thank you all for praying! God is good all the time!

Received: April 3, 2020

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Debbie Jones

Please pray for my friend Sandy Menner. She is in the hospital with Covid 19. She has begun to improve in some ways, but her oxygen level is not improving. Please pray that her lungs would become stronger soon, so she can return home.

Received: April 3, 2020

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Russ Courtney

Just got a call - my sister Cathy's husband, Dave was just taken to the hospital. He has been sick the last few days, has Asthma, and now experiencing extreme difficulty breathing. We would appreciate your prayers for both of them. They live in Carmel, Indiana.

Russ

Received: April 3, 2020

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Anonymous

My son Scott Stoffregen lost his father on 04/02. Chief Alan Stoffregen a 50 yr veteran of the Sauk Village Fire Dept

Received: April 3, 2020

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Dave Whitehead

Stones Families Impacted by COVID-19 Virus

Please pray for the following families:

The Morgan Adcock family - Morgan's grandfather recently passed away as a result of the virus. Please pray for Morgan and family as they celebrate the life of Morgan's grandfather.

The Josh Heck family - Josh returned home today after a few days in the hospital. He is improving but still weak. Pray for Josh, Stacy and their children.

The Drew Calvert family - While the virus has not been confirmed, Drew has had symptoms recently and is self-quarantining at home. His fever has improved but he still feels fatigued. Please pray for Drew, Abigail and their young son, TJ.

Received: April 1, 2020

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Linda Clark

Please pray for my nephew's sister-in-law, Colleen Cottrell, who recently suffered a stroke and isn't doing very well. Also prayers for my great niece, Allison, who is working in St Francis ER trauma center, and Murel's granddaughter, Whitney, who is the head nurse at a northern Indiana nursing home and is pregnant for the first time.

We are praying for all medical personnel and first responders as well as our church family. We must remember that God is always with us and works all things for our good.

Received: April 1, 2020

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Ellie

Please continue to pray for the first responders and the medical staff over the next month. I know we have many people in our church that fall into those categories.

I ask for specific prayer over our family. Please pray for Bobby as he and the guys are exposed to potential

COVID patients every shift. Please pray for wisdom for the hospital leaders that they can obtain the correct information to keep us safe. Pray for our children who are scared because both of their parents are on the front lines. Pray for my anxiety that really starts the night before one of us works and the sleeplessness that comes from the horror stories we hear.

I’m so grateful for the church. I know we have been covered in prayer. I long for the day that we worship together again...

Received: April 1, 2020

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Ellie

Please continue to pray for the first responders and the medical staff over the next month. I know we have many people in our church that fall into those categories.

I ask for specific prayer over our family. Please pray for Bobby as he and the guys are exposed to potential

COVID patients every shift. Please pray for wisdom for the hospital leaders that they can obtain the correct information to keep us safe. Pray for our children who are scared because both of their parents are on the front lines. Pray for my anxiety that really starts the night before one of us works and the sleeplessness that comes from the horror stories we hear.

I’m so grateful for the church. I know we have been covered in prayer. I long for the day that we worship together again...

Received: April 1, 2020

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Elizabeth Rugenstein

Please pray for my dad. He had emergency triple bypass heart surgery last week. He now has pneumonia. We are not allowed to see him and this has affected him emotionally.

Please pray for us as we are foster parents trying to help some anxious teens and make wise decisions concerning their future.

Please pray for my cousin’s son, Patrick. He had a kidney transplant last year and was taken to the hospital today with a bad cough and a fever over 101. His creatinine levels were off too.

Received: March 30, 2020

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A Church friend

A prayer for those in healthcare facilities, written by Donna Steenbarger:

Dear Heavenly Father:

We love you and we are so grateful you are still in charge of your world during this crazy unsettling Coronavirus crisis.

We ask you to be especially aware of our friends and family members who are residents in the Healthcare Facilities here locally. They are very lonely, some are having to celebrate milestone birthdays without their families. Lord touch them with an extra measure of comfort, warm their hearts, give them peace, calmness, and health.

Also, we lift all the caretakers, give them extra strength, patience, love and keep them healthy during this crisis.

In Jesus Name. Amen.

JN: 14:27 Peace I leave you; My peace I give you. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Received: March 29, 2020

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Laura Kahle

Update on Josh Heck:

Late last night Josh was taken back to the hospital via ambulance (Cheryl was with him), because he was too weak to even stand and his oxygen levels were getting low. He was admitted and is currently at the hospital on oxygen, fluids & antibiotics. His CT scan is confirming COVID, but his vitals are good, praise God. He is doing better on the oxygen this morning. Keep praying for him, Stacey/the kids & the whole sweet family during this incredibly scary time. Thank you for praying!

Stacey, continuing to pray this over Josh & your family....

“He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.

To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless,

You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:16-19, 25, 28-30‬ ‭

Received: March 29, 2020

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Laura Kahle

Update on Josh Heck:

Late last night Josh was taken back to the hospital via ambulance (Cheryl was with him), because he was too weak to even stand and his oxygen levels were getting low. He was admitted and is currently at the hospital on oxygen, fluids & antibiotics. His CT scan is confirming COVID, but his vitals are good, praise God. He is doing better on the oxygen this morning. Keep praying for him, Stacey/the kids & the whole sweet family during this incredibly scary time. Thank you for praying!

Stacey, continuing to pray this over Josh & your family....

“He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.

To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless,

You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:16-19, 25, 28-30‬ ‭

Received: March 29, 2020

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Laura Kahle

Good Morning Stones Family, I pray you're all still well!

Please pray for Josh Heck & family. He’s been sick for 10 days with what appeared to be the regular flu. He was getting a little better but took a bad turn yesterday afternoon with a returning fever, major weakness, & aches. He’s had a cough, but thankfully not trouble breathing. Josh spent several hours last night in the ER getting fluids and running tests. He tested negative for other types of flu and they found inflammation in his lungs. They finally gave him a COVID-19 test & sent him home around 1 AM this morning with an anabiotic for his lung inflammation. Waiting to hear either today or tomorrow for results. Pray for him he’s still not well at all. Pray for comfort, protection, & strength for Stacey & their 4 kids who are so worried. Pray for protection for Cheryl & Jeff Heck who have also been helping care for the family. Thank you ️

Received: March 28, 2020

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Abigail Calvert

A Prayer for Teachers/Administrators

Dear Jesus,

We come to you weary & unsettled from the decisions we’ve had to make regarding our schools and classrooms. We know you created us for community and our hearts are hurting for our kids who aren’t able to learn and grow with their friends right now.

We lift up the teachers in our community right now- they long to be back with their students and use their gifts for your glory and good.

Please provide wisdom to our department of education and administrators as they continue to work through the new needs of e-learning and we ask you to provide tender watch over the kids who may be in harms way at home.

Give grace to the parents exchanging routine for roundup, give grace to the students learning how to work on school with integrity from home, and give grace to the teachers as they navigate a new teaching style.

We trust your ways, and lean not on our own understanding. Direct our paths and our learning. Protect our students. Amen.

(Replace the names of your students, teachers, and administrators. Or visit doe.in.gov for specific names of our state’s education leaders.)

Received: March 28, 2020

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Abigail Calvert

A Prayer for Teachers/Administrators

Dear Jesus,

We come to you weary & unsettled from the decisions we’ve had to make regarding our schools and classrooms. We know you created us for community and our hearts are hurting for our kids who aren’t able to learn and grow with their friends right now.

We lift up the teachers in our community right now- they long to be back with their students and use their gifts for your glory and good.

Please provide wisdom to our department of education and administrators as they continue to work through the new needs of e-learning and we ask you to provide tender watch over the kids who may be in harms way at home.

Give grace to the parents exchanging routine for roundup, give grace to the students learning how to work on school with integrity from home, and give grace to the teachers as they navigate a new teaching style.

We trust your ways, and lean not on our own understanding. Direct our paths and our learning. Protect our students. Amen.

(Replace the names of your students, teachers, and administrators. Or visit doe.in.gov for specific names of our state’s education leaders.)

Received: March 28, 2020

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Nicky Zike

Our Father,

Today we lift up to you the men and women leading our country in government. Thank you that in your sovereignty you appointed each of them to serve at this exact time in this exact way and that nothing is out of your just and good control. We pray first that if any of our leaders may not know you that they may come to the knowledge of truth and be saved. We pray for those leaders who are in you that they would be encouraged by fellowship with you and other believers in the ways that are available to them. Help them to have time in their days to strengthen themselves in you through prayer and meditating on your word. We ask that you give them strength to stay true to their convictions. Protect their health and well being. Give them physical strength, mental strength, and emotional strength. Protect their families and marriages from the stresses and strains of serving. Give them true wisdom and discernment from you for the tough decisions they have to make on a daily basis. And we ask that their joy may be full in the work you are doing in them and through them. In Jesus Name. Amen

(To get the names of specific leaders, and often their spouses, in your area, visit this site https://thepsp.org/states/in)

Received: March 26, 2020

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Elizabeth Rugenstein

Please pray for my dad, Larry DeVore. He went to the hospital early this morning and they took him to have emergency triple bypass heart surgery. Because the virus we are not allowed to see him or anything.

Received: March 19, 2020

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Melinda Wilson

My sister’s husband is currently deployed to the Middle East with the Navy right now. Away from his wife Who is also active duty and 7 month old baby girl, my niece. With this virus going on, they aren’t able to stop anywhere or get daily Hygiene supplies So prayers are needed for our sailors deployed right now.

Received: March 18, 2020

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Keith Hoffmeyer

My brother, Kevin, will be having an appendectomy tomorrow at 1:30. It is very swollen, causing intestinal blockage, and this could result in the surgery being more extensive. Due to Coronavirus concerns, the hospital is on lockdown, and my sister-in-law will not be permitted in the facility. Please pray for a smooth surgery, no complications, and peace for both him and Simone.

Received: March 18, 2020

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Anonymous

I'm really struggling with not becoming mentally consumed with what is currently going on in our world. I ask please for prayers of strength and to be constantly reminded to lay this worry at His feet. That God is in control and the only thing I should fear is Him.

Received: March 18, 2020

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Dalton Cox

Pastor Scott is doing well! He's back to 100% and has been in the office all day.

Thanks for praying, Stones!

Received: March 9, 2020

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Lisa Rybolt

Please pray for God’s continued pursuit of my son, Ben and his girlfriend, Sydney, and their new baby Blaise Lynn. They have agreed to come to have some car work and dinner at Stones next Tuesday and just getting them there is a blessing! Pray that God breaks down their walls and shows them how much they are loved!

Received: March 5, 2020