Prayer Concerns



Adoration --

        • I Tim. 1:17 ~ “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”

Confession --

        • Ps. 32:5 ~ “Then I acknowledged my sin to You and did not cover up my iniquity.  I said ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord’ and You forgave the guilt of my sin.”

Thanksgiving --

        • Ps 118:28-29 ~ “Now, our God, we give You thanks, and praise Your glorious Name.”
        • Give thanks for a successful surgery for Jim Burggraaf.
        • Give thanks and ask God’s blessing on the marriage of Nathan and Jayci Bolkema.
        • Give thanks for a healthy baby boy born to the Holwerdas.
        • Give thanks for new members John & Gretchen Kooyenga and the gifts they bring to Faith CRC.

Supplication --

        • Ps. 5:3 ~ “In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning, I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation.
        • Pray for continued healing for Jim Burggraaf.
        • Pray for our children, teachers, and support staff as they start a new school year; pray God will continue to grant strength, encouragement and healing.
        • Pray for safety for our high school students as many miles are traveled once school starts.
        • Pray for Pastor Chad and Onita and their family as they adjust to a new church, friends, city and schools.
        • As we continue to pray for the various churches of our community, we pray this week for the Covenant CRC congregation and their search for a new pastor.







Praise:  to our God, El Elyon, (God Most High)
                For you, Lord, are the Most High over all the earth;
                you are exalted far above all gods.  Ps 97:9 
                For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord;
                I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
                        How great are your works, Lord,
                how profound your thoughts! Ps 92:4-5 (see also vs 1-3)
Give thanks:
  • that we have had a good year with respect to Safe Families in Sioux County
  • for the tireless work of the Bethany staff
  • for a growing relationship between staff and ministry leads in NW IA
  • that Safe Family kids were able to return home after their mom had surgery
  • for all the donations we have received and for those who have given these donations
Be in prayer for:
  • Atlas of Sioux Center and Bethany as they explore working together with the Safe Families ministry.
  • A meeting in Des Moines (just before Christmas) with government officials as Bethany presents a request which impacts how Safe Families operats.
  • The families that have been helped by Safe Families in our area, some of which still continue to experience crisis.
  • Families who are experiencing difficulties: the holidays  often add stress and can exasperate these families into a crisis or lead to other issues at home. Pray that these families would come to our attention that we might bring "light" and peace to their lives.
Safe Families Ministry Team at Faith


If you have a prayer request that you would like included on this weekly list, please contact Pastor Dave Smit (722.1247) or, the church office (722.3179 or or post it to the church website.