Almighty God, I admit I am a sinner. I cannot forgive my own sin or work my way to heaven. You gave Your only Son, Jesus Christ, to bring salvation to all the world. Today, I accept the finished work of Christ’s life- his teachings, example, death, burial and resurrection – for my salvation.
Cleanse me of all my sin. Take away all charges against me in the court of heaven. Cleanse my mind and heart of all guilt.
Today I receive the gift of a new life, a new heart, and wholeness in every way. I receive Your Holy Spirit to live in me as my Teacher, Friend and Guide. He will teach me Your ways so I can live according to Your Word.
Thank You, Father, for restoring me to Your perfect plan for my life. Today I have come home. I am Your child and will dwell in Your house forever and ever. Amen.
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Prayers for Charles Carpenter. From Mike Carpenter’s Facebook page: My dad suffered a severe stroke yesterday caused by blockages in his carotid artery. The doctors believe a dissection, or injury to the neck and the artery, was causing clotting over a period of time. The next few days will be critical in determining which direction this goes and his overall outcome. He has a long road ahead of him but he’s already exceeding the expectations of the doctors. They also can’t believe he was driving a Pro Mod last weekend, but everyone who knows my dad shouldn’t be surprised by that! He never gives up. This photo was taken Saturday at the PDRA race. He had a persistent headache throughout the weekend, but he drove the car very well and had no indication of anything this severe. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers! We’ve suffered too much to be going through this again and we need this warrior back home soon! #CarpenterStrong
So many prayers this morning at Chapel Service:
People with cancer
People with COVID
The President and First Lady
Those in nursing home, missing their loved ones, “feeling like they are in jail”, those with Alzheimer’s who don’t understand why their family no longer visits them
Several children diagnosed with cancer
Heart issues- physical and spiritual
Marriages in need of repair and restoration
Provision – The LORD is our Source
Jay Smith – cancer
From Susan Yates via Facebook: Well some of ya may know I had a Accident on July 2nd and had emergency surgery and then had to do surgery again September 15th. And then had to have surgery again on October 2nd which was my 3rd Surgery yesterday. They done some Nerve repair and a Skin Graph. So now I have 2 wounds one from the 1st accident where I fell out our house back
Door. They Surgeon was please with what they did. So I have Wound on my Leg and the other in on my Hip. I need prayers that the Skin takes and I want have to go thru this again.
From Jerry Blazier: I have a request.
A friend of mine’s son recently bought a new Street Glide.
He’s in a hospital in St Louis in a medically induced coma with brain injuries broken pelvis legs ribs punctured lungs and other serious problems. Hit by a someone under the influence of drugs alcohol.
He has a wife and 4 kids. Please pass around for prayer for John to survive and heal.
Prayers for 4 year old Ellie Rhea, recently diagnosed with cancer.
From Chantsie Whitlock Pickelsimer’s Facebook post:
Prayers for Noah.❤️
From Elizabeth Hutson(his mom)
Thanks to my dear friend, Amy Bozard, for sharing this with me today. This truly expresses my feeling right now. I am not going to be angry over this. God is BIGGER, He is HEALER, and He is AWESOME IN POWER! He is our God and He will be with us every step of the way!
Yesterday I talked to the neurosurgeon about Noah’s pathology report. It was not the news we were expecting. 😢 The report concluded that Noah has a stage 4 midline glioma (brain tumor). It is fast growing and very aggressive. It is very rare in children but according to the doctor the tumors are more responsive to treatments/chemo in children. Noah is scared about what all this may mean for him. He knows that God has him in His hands and we are going to be OK. But, I still don’t want him to go through something so big so young. The way chemo makes a person feel is difficult to put into words. Please pray that his youth will give him the strength to deal with this better than anticipated and he will bounce back quickly. We know everyone will be praying and offering support in all kinds of ways and we are so grateful for that.
God’s will be done! We are trusting that He will strengthen us and show us grace.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:28 NKJV
Continue to pray for our nation and world on the final hours of this National and Global Day of Repentance and Prayer. Pray for repentance for the sins of our leaders – political, church, government, education, and home. Pray for the hearts of all people to be turned to God in truth and righteousness.
From Chaplain Jerry Blazier at the IHRA Division 4 Team Finals: Please add Tommie to the prayer list. He is in the hospital with a number of issues. At one point they call the family in. He is in real trouble. Thanks.
Please be in prayer for Steve Robinson who is facing another surgery from his wreck at the PDRA event several weeks ago. He has a torn ACL and meniscus in his knee.
From Chaplain Matt Zapp From the Fall Fling at GALOT
1. Pastor Cecil McNeill. He is having kidney issues. He had 1 surgery this week. Scheduled for another surgery next week.
2. 3 persons cancer of varying degree.
3. Praise reports-
Shirley Bullock has a very positive report from Chapel Hill this week.
4. Due to weather, we are scheduled to have a second chapel service on Sunday. The only thing better than One service is Two services.
Please be in prayer for the chaplains ministering this weekend:
Chaplains Rich & Janette Guy at the IHRA Division 1 Team Finals at Maryland Int’l Raceway, Budds Creek, MD.
Chaplains Mike Imhoff and Chic LaNasa at the IHRA Division 5 Team Finals at US 131 Motorsports Park, Martin, MI.
Chaplain Jerry Blazier at the IHRA Division 4 Team Finals at Xtreme Raceway, Dallas, TX.
Chaplain Matt Zapp at the Fall Fling at GALOT Motorsports Park, Benson, NC.
Prayers for this family as they say “til we meet again.”
From Bobby Bennett.
Today, we gather to pay our respects to Sandra Pledger, the lady I simply called Ma. I am both sad and happy. Happy as I know she no longer is in pain; happy in the sense she is in the presence of God and no longer having to see this world fall apart. Rest in peace Ma, now who am I gonna find to make my salmon patties?
Prayer Request from Carol Rix:
Praise to God for approval of our new church site and building plans! After 2 years of meetings and many discussions the village trustees have voted to approve our plan. Groundbreaking will be next Sunday after church. After 8 years of renting space in a warehouse we will now be a “light on a hill” in a town and time we desperately need HIM! Thanks for all the prayers!
Prayers for a friend of ours, Luke, who will be having his second surgery on a very rare type of brain cancer. He is married and has 4 younger children. Please pray for healing.
Prayers for our friends daughter, Carly, who was almost fatally injured in a bicycle accident as she trained for a triathlon. She is recovering but will need additional surgeries. Pray for healing and that God would work in the entire families’ life.
Although difficult to talk about, we wanted to get an update out for all of Dom’s family, friends and supporters around the world.
It has been just over three weeks since his accident. Dom has battled through lots of issues, some more serious than others. He suffered a head injury and bad burns to his body. He was in a non induced coma for two weeks and was showing signs of waking up but then caught a bad case of pneumonia. Some of his progress has now been stalled in order to focus on his lungs. The amazing staff at Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital have been strong with their response and treatment for Dom. If there is a focal point to all of your thoughts and prayers right now, it would be for Dom’s lungs to heal and get strong enough to resume the rest of his surgeries. He is fighting for his life every day and still needs your prayers.
We appreciate everyone respecting our privacy. Thank you all for the amazing support for Dom and his journey. The outpouring of love from around the world has helped us all through this difficult time.
As Dom rests and prepares for this new chapter, we have adopted the phrase “God Is Love” to help us keep our faith forefront.
Thank you all and God Bless.
Bobby, Sara, Marie & Laura.
Prayers for Steve Robinson. He crashed this afternoon at VMP. He was airlifted out. I just got an update from Betty: 5 broken ribs. Right side. They’re moving him to ICU for the night. Respiratory therapist coming in to teach him about his breathing. Dr said he has a high tolerance for pain.
Pray for a full and speedy recovery.
From Susan Yates: Could you please say a pray for me? I had an accident in July and have had 2 surgeries and home with home health care. I would really appreciate it.
Please be in prayer for Angie Yates whose father died from cancer. He was diagnosed 19 days ago. Pray for this family as they mourn.
From Linda Stillings: Ally Dixon, Larry’s wife has breast cancer & had surgery Wednesday. He requested prayers.
Continued prayers for Don Ellison as he continues his battle with cancer and other health issues.
Prayers for Brad Shippert who is battling cancer.
Continued prayers for Dom Lagana as he recovers from his major injuries.
Continued prayers for Tommy D’Aprile’s nephew’s premature baby who has health concerns.
Pray for the USA. May we be restored to “one nation under God.” Let us make that our daily decree.
We understand that the first day of school may not have worked out as some of you hoped it would. We don’t attempt to know what it’s like to be in your shoes this school year. However, we do believe there’s a reason James 1:2 popped up on our Bible app: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds.” Easier said than done, right? So, how do we get to the “joy” part when you experience tech glitches, you have more coffee than patience and you’re still trying to figure out the math from last school year, so you have no idea how you’re going to help your child with math this year? Well, that’s where James 1:3 comes in: “because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
Perseverance is “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition” states Merriam-Webster.
God sees your effort. He recognizes that you are making the best decisions that you can for your children and family. He wants you to remember that while He has given you many talents, He will also do what you can’t do. Use your mustard seed of faith. We pray that you and your children will become stronger and grow together no matter what happens this school year.
For those of you whose families had a great first day of school, we pray that you can feel our happiness for you! We’ll also pray for continued smooth sailing for you and your little ones.
When you learn how to overcome an obstacle or experience something that God did to make it easier, can you please send some info. to us so that we can post it here? When people hear what God has done for them, it strengthens their hope. You can email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send it via Facebook Messenger. Record a video if you’d like.
Let’s make this school year about victory in Jesus. Because He works all things together for our good, we know he’ll pour blessings upon blessings out to you and your family.
From Chaplain Carol Rix: Our mall Church is in the final stages of approval. After we have hundred of thousands dollars, we are being faced with a lot of opposition. God’s Will be done!!! Lifespring Community Church, Spring Grove, IL Carol & Tom Rix. Thank you!
From Chaplain Tommy D’Aprile: Please pray for my nephew’s new baby who is 1lb 10 oz. … 13 inch long. “Please get your prayer warriors praying that Nox can get a shunt put in if necessary. He is doing well on all levels except the brain bleed. So my prayer is that the Lord lays His hand on the bleed and stops it so they just need the shunt to drain the hydrocephalus that is developing. He is a great God so I am believing for a miracle and he is completely healed. Amen!”
Pray for Dom Lagana, Bobby Lagana’s brother, who was in a car accident on Sunday. Dom has major injuries which need to be overcome. Please pray for his life and recovery.
Pray for Don Ellison. The wound developed an abscess which burst open and is draining. Don is home. Calli will pack the wound 2 times daily. The wound went from 15 cm to .9 cm before the abscess. Now it is 7 cm. While this is not what they wanted to hear, it is 8 cm smaller than the original. God has demonstrated Himself as a healer for Don and will continue to do so. Your prayers are working. Thank you and please continue to pray.
Pray for students as they adapt to a new learning platform. Pray for teachers as they juggle classrooms and zoom classes. Pray for parents and grandparents as they juggle jobs, home and now school. So many people are struggling with adapting to the ongoing changes. Their expectations are dashed. Their connection to friends is missing and the lack human interaction variety is causing great upset. Some students have no access to online classes, either in grade school or college. The gap for them is widening. Pray for solutions and ideas.
Pray for Brad Shippert who is battling lymphoma.
Pray for the USA, our government and people. May God have mercy and raise up a standard against evil. May His people rise up with love and righteousness, standing with God Almighty in agreement that His ways are superior to our ways. God have mercy!
Please be in prayer for Jim Ledden who will have a heart cath on Wednesday.
Pray for the new believer who received Christ during a funeral on Monday.
From Renee Bingham: A prayer request for a friend whose mother died after contracting the virus. Prayers for our Pastor’s brother-in-law who is hospitalized with the virus and double pneumonia. Prayers for our pastor’s sister, her daughter and son-in-law who were exposed to the virus by her husband.
Pray for Chaplain Kenny Bomar as he ministers Bible Study to a group at his speed shop midweek. Also keep him in prayer as he ministers at Memphis Int’l Raceway this weekend.
Pray for the God Speed Ministry Bible Study tonight at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live.
Pray for Chaplains ministering this week at the PDRA event at Virginia Motorsports Park:
Chaplain Tommy D’Aprile, Chaplain Tammie Smith, Chaplains Gary & Renee Bingham.
Pray for God’s will to be done on earth as in heaven.
Please be in prayer for Chaplains Joe & Debbie Sannutti & family. Joe’s mom passed in to heaven Thursday morning. She kept telling them she was ready to “fly away.”
Please be in prayer for the family of T.T. Jones of Huntsville Dragway. T.T. passed on to glory Wednesday night.
Kathy Kinard is in need of prayer. She is in the ICU after surgery for a ruptured bowel. She is on a ventilator. Prayers for this wife and mother to be completely healed and returned to her family.
From Chaplain Pattie Head: Please please pray for Mama. There are staff members and patients who have tested positive for COVID at the rest home she is in. Mama has been quarantined and tested because she was in contact with a worker who is now in the hospital with it. We are waiting to hear from test.
From Ann: Please pray for my granddaughter who is having tests.
Praise report from Don Ellison: my 8” wound is now only a 3” wound. The doctor says it is impossible for it to have healed this much this quickly. Praise God! Thank you all for the prayers. Please keep them coming as I go through this next round of chemo.
Pray for Chaplain Jerry Blazier as he ministers at a track this weekend.
From Chaplain Joe Sannutti: This is an update from my sister on my mom. She is “out of it”, not making any sense when she tries to talk. She seemed to be doing better yesterday, then today, she’s taken this turn. Her white blood cells doubled; they have her on three meds. Doctor came in twice today to see her because she is one of the patients they’re worried about. Please be praying that rest and the antibiotics will work and she’ll come around.
Please be in prayer for Jim as he ministers this weekend at the IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI.
From Chaplain Joe Sannutti: Please put my Mom on our prayer list. Her name is Jeanne Bowe. She’s in the hospital in Savannah (was admitted yesterday with blood pressure issues). They say that she has to get a stint from her kidney to her bladder. Her kidneys are not draining and it’s causing sepsis. Thank you!
From Bill Campana: I just had to talk a 19-year-old girl off an overpass. She was ready to jump onto I-40. Total stranger and totally distraught. We saw her and turned around to go help her. Her name is Savannah. Please pray for her. – From my daughter Jaime
From Facebook: Bob Koontz took a terrible fall June 7. He has broken and fractured many bones. Three are in his neck; one break is very close to his brain stem. He is currently in ICU in Sarasota, scheduled for surgery this Tuesday. Please pray for his healing.
From Chaplain Matt Zapp: Haley’s cousin Bob Brown has been admitted to the hospital in Geneva OH. He is in intensive care, suffering from viral meningitis and is not well. Bob has pre-existing medical conditions, including asthma. Your thoughts and prayers will be sincerely appreciated! Bob is a long time drag racer and is a very close friend.
Prayers for Chaplain Tammie Smith’s family: Husband Jay is seeking answers for whatever is causing issues since last October. Son Cody has a bad eye infection.
From Craft Dunaway: Please pray for my step-daughter Faith. She is in the hospital from a stroke. The doctors are doing some type of procedure right now. Thanks. Wow! just notified that the procedure went well and she is on her way back to her room. Praise the Lord!
Pray for Don Ellison as he recovers from another surgery this week. Also pray for Calli.
Pray for John who had eye surgery this morning. He only has sight in one eye. Pray for complete healing.
Prayers for God Speed Ministry Chaplains ministering this weekend:
Gary & Renee Bingham and Tammie Smith at the PDRA Carolina Showdown at Darlington Dragway, SC; chapel service Saturday at 8:00 am in the grandstands.
Mike Imhoff & Chic LaNasa at the IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular at Dragway 42, OH; chapel service Sunday at 7:15 am in the grandstands.
Obituary: Mr. William Michael Reed, known to everyone as “Mickey”, 71, of Ridgeland, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020 at his residence.
Mr. Reed was born July 4, 1948 in Walterboro and was a son of the late James Joseph Reed and Myrtle Stephens Reed. He was a fire fighter with North Charleston Fire Department and then Sea Pines Forrest Beach Fire Department. He owned and operated Natural Look Landscaping in Hilton Head and later, Safari Landscaping in Hilton Head. He later opened Mickey Motorsports, a high-performance automotive workshop. Mickey enjoyed drag racing, having won many awards, titles and competitions. He also served as the Chaplain at Carolina Dragway in Jackson. Mickey was a lay preacher, ministering in several churches.
Surviving are: his wife of 42 years, Edith Ann Linder Reed of Ridgeland;08