At South Ridge, we are passionate about prayer! It is our vision to see people spiritually connected to each other through prayer.
We encourage you to...
Seek prayer in your SR Group and/or serving team, in order to connect with those already journeying with you.
Call the church office to connect with someone immediately for prayer: (908) 735-5252.
Submit a prayer request for the Prayer Wall, which exists to connect anyone in the congregation and community through prayer. To respect people’s personal information, it is necessary for you to have the permission of the person we are praying for before submitting a prayer request.
To protect confidentiality, we will post on the Prayer Wall using initials only; God knows who it is!
Periodically, the church office will communicate emergency prayer requests for attendees, members, and their immediate family members through ePrayer updates. While the Prayer Wall exists for every kind of prayer request in the congregation and beyond, the purpose of ePrayer is to strengthen the spiritual bonds within the SR family.
While we understand that these prayer requests are on the internet, and that ePrayer is sent to many people, we ask that you do not repost these updates to social media sites. Many of these updates are of a sensitive nature, and keeping the updates within our SR Family protects the privacy of those involved as best as we can. We love the heart for prayer that so many of you have! We thank you for your faithful prayers. “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16)
Please pray for D and RS’s son, BS. He fell and broke his leg over a year ago, and the bone has still not completely healed yet. DS will be have a 3rd surgery on his leg to try to set the bone securely and get it to heal well. It will be on Dec 7th at 9am. Please pray against any infection, for a smooth, successful surgery, and for complete healing. Thank you!
Update on former member LD: LD was able to meet with that pain management doctor last week. He felt the issue was really nerve pain, so he added a pain medication specifically for that. He did note that it could take up to a week to make a difference, but praise God, LD noticed a difference in 12 hours! It was such a help that she felt she didn’t need to use the stronger pain patch the doctor had prescribed. The relief has allowed her to drink water and her protein shakes – and even brush her teeth with significantly less pain. This is a huge praise! The one challenge in all this is that the medication is creating a good amount of dizziness. Please pray for this to subside, for continued pain relief, and for complete healing. LD is is overwhelmed with gratitude at all the care, prayer, and help everyone has offered. Thank you so much!
Update on AM’s father: AM’s dad had his partial hip replacement surgery, and yesterday he was released to a rehab facility to learn how to use his new hip. Please keep praying for smooth recovery and healing. Thank you!
Please pray for BG and HG. BG, who serves on the worship team, received a call during the 10:45 service this morning that there was a fire in his house. He raced home to find multiple fire departments there, his neighbors caring for his dogs that a heroic Amazon delivery driver woman had broken out of his house, and much local support. However, the house is lost due to extensive fire and water damage. HG was out of state visiting family and will arrive home early in the morning. They and the dogs are safe, have multiple offers of places to stay, as well as insurance and charitable organizations like the Red Cross helping. Of course, the emotional trauma of this tragedy is overwhelming, so please pray for rest, for peace & comfort, and for God to help the family sort through all of the details and procedures needing their attention over the coming weeks. As needs arise and ways to help BG & HG become clear, the Helping Hands team will be alerted, which you can join here. Thank you for praying for this family during this very hard time.
Update on BW’s great nephew, O: One-year-old O has been found to have Acute Monocytic Leukemia (ALM subtype M5), which is unfortunately a less common and more aggressive form to treat. He will undergo 5-6 months of very intense treatment, including chemo, genetic sequencing, and bone marrow biopsies. Some other testing has shown that there is some kind of mass behind O’s eye, which they think might be clump of leukemia cells, for which he has had an MRI. The family is awaiting results. Little O is on a ventilator and is currently receiving chemo. BM has gone to her sister’s house to help take care of O’s older sibling (while parents S and N are at the hospital with O) and to be with the family. Please storm the heavens for O’s healing, for him to respond to treatments, and for peace & comfort for the whole family. Thank you!
Please pray for AM’s 90 year old father, who fell and broke his hip. He is awaiting surgery. AM is asking for prayer for both his surgery and healing (as he is quite frail), as well as for her mother who is his primary caregiver. Please also pray for her parents’ salvation as well. Thank you for praying for AM’s family.
Please pray for BW’s great-nephew, 1 year old O. He was just diagnosed with leukemia last night. So far, he has had a blood transfusion and a bone marrow confirmation. They’ve placed a port and chemo starts Thursday. They are still waiting on lab results to find out what type of leukemia and how severe it is. Please pray for complete healing for this sweet baby, as well as God’s peace and comfort to be with his whole family, especially his parents, S (BW’s niece) and N.
Update on former member LD: Please continue to pray for LD. She still has not turned that anticipated corner after radiation treatments. She is still in terrible pain, cannot eat, can barely drink, and is very fatigued. She has been staying on top of her pain management, resting, and receiving fluids to stay hydrated. However, she still has not started improving. Due to this, LD will be meeting with a pain management doctor on Thursday at 11am. Could you please pray for God’s wisdom to be with this doctor to help bring LD some relief? Please also pray for encouragement and physical, mental, and spiritual stamina for LD, who is so very weary and discouraged. She has expressed deep appreciation and gratitude for everyone’s prayers and kindness.
Update on LI’s mother, L: L is finally being discharged from the hospital after a major intestinal surgery on 11/14. She will be heading to a rehab center where she will begin PT, OT, and eating. The I family thanks you so much for your prayers and asks for prayer for continued recovery and healing.
Update on K and LS’s grandson, J: The family thanks you for storming the heavens as they have some encouraging news. He has received two rounds of chemo and a spinal tap. The initial results of the tap show that all is clear, and they are awaiting the final results. He will have another of the same procedure tomorrow. Also, the percent of leukemia in his blood (blast count), which was initially at 32 upon arrival at the hospital, is down now to 3. These are encouraging results. After all of this, as long as results stay good, he will continue with 2 years of outpatient treatment and monitoring. Please continue to pray for complete healing, for minimal side effects, and for peace & comfort for the whole family. Thank you for praying!
Update on WdV: WdV’s surgery yesterday went well. He was found to have two clogged arteries in his left leg, at 90 and 99%, as well as a clogged stent. All were cleared and an additional stent was placed. He is recovering well. Please pray for a complete and smooth recovery without any complications. Thank you so much for praying!
Please pray for WdV, who is in the hospital right now. He is having circulation issues in his leg, and he will have surgery tomorrow where a cardiac catheterization will be performed and possibly a stent will be placed. Please pray for the best of all possible outcomes, for a speedy recovery, and for peace for WdV and his family – especially with his being in the hospital across Thanksgiving. Thank you for praying.
Please pray for KS and LS’s family. Their 16 month old grandson, J, has just been diagnosed with leukemia. He is at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Please pray for J, for his parents, A and N, and for his entire medical team. Please also pray for complete healing for J. Thank you for praying.
Update on LI’s mother, L: L’s surgery was successful. The surgeon found three additional fistulas while he was in there, and he was able to repair them. L had a colostomy that was also successful as well. The family is so thankful to God and to everyone for their prayers. The family would so appreciate continued prayers for healing and a smooth recovery for L. Thank you!
Update on former member LD: LD completed all of her radiation treatments, but as the doctor warned her, the side effects have worsened. She is unable to eat or drink, and she is dehydrated and weak. She is getting some IV fluids, which helps. She is also suffering with intense pain that the medications aren’t helping, She is physically and emotionally spent. Please pray for rapid healing and relief, as well as for God’s supernatural comfort and peace. Thank you for praying.
Update on LI’s mother, L: L finally did decide to schedule the surgery to repair the fistula and treat the sepsis. The surgery is scheduled for 7:30am tomorrow. Please pray for a smooth and successful surgery, for God to work His healing through the doctor’s hands, and for peace & comfort for L and her whole family. Please also continue to pray for L’s salvation. Thank you for praying!
Update on KH’s stepfather, S: The mass in S’s lung was discovered to not be cancerous, praise God! It is a rare form of pneumonia, for which he is now being treated. Please pray for the treatment to be effective and for S’s complete healing. Thank you for praying!
Please pray for LI’s mother, who is elderly and very sick with chronic colitis, a UTI, a fistula, and is now septic. Up until recently, her mother was strong and active, but now her only hope to survive these conditions is to have surgery, about which her mother is vacillating. LI’s mom is not a believer. LI and her husband DI ask for prayers for the salvation and healing of LI’s mother. Please pray for God’s peace and comfort for the whole family as well. Thank you for praying!
Please pray for LS and family. LS’s mother, C, passed into Jesus’s arms on Tuesday. C was at home, surrounded by her husband and three daughters singing hymns to her as she passed. While the family grieves her loss, they also rejoice that she is at peace in eternity with her Savior. Please pray for LS’s whole family during this hard time. Thank you for praying.
Update on CG’s father, HG: CG’s dad went to be with the Lord Sunday evening. He was comfortable on hospice care and passed peacefully. The family is grateful for your prayers and asks for continued prayer in the upcoming days. Thank you for praying for them during this hard time.
A memorial service will be planned in the near future.
Please pray for SS, who is dealing with another infection. She is really feeling very ill. She has been prescribed another antibiotic. Please pray that the medicine works and that she feels better soon. Please also pray that she find some relief from these recurrent infections. Thank you so much for praying!
Please pray for the G family. CG’s father, HG, has been dealing with extreme pain from a compression fracture of a vertebrae for the past several months. Now he has been diagnosed with cancer in his spine, and he has begun hospice care. Please pray that they can keep HG comfortable during this time, and also pray for peace and comfort for the entire family. Thank you so much.
Please pray for J&SI’s sister-in-law, U. U is having a surgery on 11/6 to have a pacemaker/defibrillator implanted. She has had a number of health issues over the years, including childhood cancer, which makes this surgery a concern. The family is requesting prayer for God’s wisdom to be with the surgical team, as well as a smooth, uncomplicated recovery process. Thank you for praying!
Update: Please continue to pray for former member LD, who is battling cancer and undergoing radiation treatments. She is experiencing a lot of difficult side effects that are proving a challenge to manage. Even the pain meds are proving to have some issues, causing LD to be sick, which is a problem when one’s throat is already ulcerated; therefore, eating and drinking are becoming more of an issue as well. Lisa is also struggling with pain, fatigue, hair loss, and the ability to mentally face 10 more treatments. Please pray for God’s comfort & healing to be at work against these hard side effects. Please also ask God to protect LD’s body and healthy cells, and please pray for her to be able to move forward in God’s strength. Thank you for your faithful prayer!
Please pray for KH’s stepfather, S. The doctors have discovered a mass in his lung. A PET scan and biopsy are to be scheduled as soon as possible. Please pray for a quick and accurate diagnosis, as well as for the mass to be benign and treatable. Thank you for praying!
Update on LD: Please continue to pray for former member, LD, who has been battling cancer in her tonsil and lymph nodes. After her two surgeries, LD’s doctors felt that a series of radiation treatments would be the best choice moving forward. LD is partway through those treatments, and they are going well, yet she is experiencing a handful of difficult side effects: the feeling of always having a lump in her throat, mouth sores, painful, tight, red skin on her neck, and some fatigue. She would love prayer over these symptoms, as she has been handling them with ibuprofen only; if she needs a stronger pain medicine, she would not be able to drive, which would then necessitate finding daily rides to PT, treatment, and for her daughter. Please pray that whatever happens, that God would order and orchestrate all the details. Please continue also to pray for complete healing, as well as peace and comfort for LD and her family. Thank you!
Please pray for SC, who has been in and out of the ER over the last week due to respiratory problems and other chronic illnesses. Please pray for compassionate and correct care, as well as for complete healing of all the issues. Thank you for praying.
Update: Please continue to pray for DA. She came home from the hospital this past Monday night, and she has been recovering at home with oral antibiotic treatment. She is still a bit weak from the whole ordeal, but she is coming along, little by little. Please pray for complete healing and for a restoration of her strength and energy! Thank you!
Please pray for the family of TM’s daughter’s friend/roommate. This friend’s father died suddenly. The family is in a time of challenging grief. Thank you for praying.
Update on DA: DA remains in the hospital being treated for a staph infection. She is doing better, however, so the doctors are talking about a possible discharge soon. Please keep praying for compete healing! Thank you!
AS will be having knee replacement surgery tomorrow, 10/9. Please pray for a smooth procedure, as well as for a speedy recovery with no complications! Thank you!
Please pray for DA, who has been admitted to the hospital for IV antibiotics to treat a staph infection. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors, for the treatment to be effective, for complete healing for DA, and peace for DA and her whole family. Thank you for your faithful prayers.
We are grieved to share that KK’s brother, TG, has passed into eternity. He passed away on Monday afternoon after a brief hospitalization. He had spent the last 17 years battling illness that affected his organ systems, and he lived many, many more years than the doctors ever expected due to the graciousness of our Lord and Savior, as well as TG’s positive spirit. Please pray for KK and her whole family during this time of grief. Thank you for praying.
Please pray for KK’s brother, TG. He is currently in congestive heart failure, and he cannot be listed for the double lung transplant, which he needs. The doctors say that he will not survive another 2 years without the transplant, but his chances of surviving a transplant are also slim. He has survived 17 years longer than the doctors expected. But with the recent death of his friend, Dr. KG, he is feeling really down and dejected. Please pray for strength, peace of mind, and healing for TG. Please also pray for encouragement, strength, and peace for TG’s whole family – especially KK, who does a lot of his caretaking. Thank you for your prayers!
Please pray for CG’s brother in law, TL. He is in the ICU in upstate NY due to bacterial pneumonia and kidney failure. He is also on a ventilator. They are waiting for more information from doctors. Please pray for TL’s complete healing, for wise, compassionate doctors, and for peace & comfort for the whole family, especially for CG’s sister and TL’s wife, JL. Thank you for praying.
Update on KT’s mother, BA: BA was able to have her hip repair surgery this afternoon. Please pray for a successful recovery, for good pain management, and for her overall health to be strengthened. Please also pray for peace and comfort for the family as they try to help BA. Thank you for praying!
Please pray for KT’s mother, BA. She has been struggling with several health problems for quite some time. At home she got dehydrated and weak and was taken to the hospital, where she battled another UTI. From there, she recently went back into a rehab facility to try to build up strength to walk. While in rehab at physical therapy, she fell and broke her hip and now requires surgery; however, she is running a fever. The doctors need to discern what is causing the fever before they can perform surgery. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors, healing for BA, and peace & comfort for the whole family. Thank you!
Update on SS: Thank you for your prayers for SS’s recent surgery. The surgery could not successfully correct the problem concerning her condition. The outcome was helpful enough to provide some comfort, however. She is feeling fine and should not need any further surgery. Your love and prayers are so very appreciated! Thank you for praying!
Please pray for longtime member, SS. She is having another surgery tomorrow due to her ongoing condition. May our Lord continue to oversee the surgery and outcome according to His love and mercy! Thank you for your prayers, always!
Please pray for RW and her family. Her father is in the end stages of his life, and his homegoing to Jesus is imminent. Please pray her father’s walk home would be smooth and without suffering, and please pray for peace, comfort, and strength for R’s stepmother, LS (who just celebrated her 45th anniversary with R’s dad), as well as for R and her whole family. Thank you for lifting them up in prayer at this very hard time.
Update on LE: LE completed her rounds of chemo and had some scans. Praise God, the scans showed that all the other masses except for the larger original one are gone! Even some of the previously affected lymph nodes around the original mass are now clear. She will begin radiation on the mass in her breast/chest, in hopes to halt any further growth and to get LE to a place where surgery could be performed successfully. Please continue to pray for LE’s complete healing as she battles cancer. Please also pray for effective treatments, no further growth of the mass, for wisdom for the doctors, and peace & comfort for LE and her whole family. Thank you for praying!
Please pray for a request from TM. Her coworker’s grandson, S, is an infant who was born with some kind of stomach abnormality. He is undergoing surgery today to repair it. Please pray for a smooth, safe surgery for baby S, and lots of peace and comfort for his family. Thank you!
Update on former member LD: LD was able to be discharged from the hospital and head home yesterday. Please continue to pray against infection, for pain management, and for complete healing from both the surgery and the cancer. Thank you for praying.
K and KH are requesting continued prayer for their daughter NH. NH was discharged from Carrier Clinic on Friday, and on Sunday, she has returned to residential treatment in Maryland. (After coming home from this residential facility in June, she quickly declined again, sending her to Carrier as she had begun using very maladaptive coping skills again and was struggling to stay alive.) NH has expressed a need for relief from the agonizing intensity of this battle, as well as has shared how extraordinarily hard it is to find hope, especially given how long she has been fighting. She is deeply hurting and is asking specifically for prayer for the ability to fight for her life without listening to the darkness in her mind. KH, KH, and NH all ask for prayer that this admission would change the cycle and lead her on a path of recovery. Additionally, the whole family is praying for God to make a way for NH to go to a long term facility after this to receive further care. NH and her family thank everyone for their prayers.
Update on former member, LD: LD has been moved out of the SICU and the doctors are waiting on a few particular turning points before they can remove her tracheotomy and send her home, such as a reduction in swelling and healing at the site. Please continue to pray for her complete healing from both of her surgeries as well as the cancer she is battling. Thank you for your prayers!
Update on former member, LD: LD was found to have a hematoma. The doctors performed a surgery to remove it and cauterize the blood vessel causing it. The also had to place a tracheotomy, and she will be in the SICU for a few days. Please pray for protection from infection, good pain management, continued healing, wisdom for the medical team, and peace & comfort for LD and her family. Thank you for your continued prayer.
Please pray for former member, LD, who had surgery to remove some cancerous masses on her tonsil and lymph nodes in her neck last week. She is having some unexplained swelling and pain, and so she is on the way back to the hospital – at the direction of her medical team. They want to do an ultrasound to rule out any problems. Please pray for the right medical team members to be available and for wisdom for them as they evaluate. Please also pray for pain relief and for the swelling to subside. Thank you for praying.
Please continue to pray for the M family, whose son PM passed away unexpectedly in a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday. There will be a celebration of his life here at South Ridge Community Church, on Monday, July 24th. There will be a time of visitation from 3pm-5pm, with a service following at 5pm. You can find more information here. Thank you for your continued love and prayer support for TM, KM, RM, and CM at this very hard time.
SG had the surgery to repair her broken hip yesterday. The surgery went well. Please continue to pray for a smooth recovery process and good pain management. Thank you for praying.
LD is out of her two surgeries now. They removed her tonsil and then some lymph nodes. The family is waiting to hear from the surgeon. Please pray for a smooth recovery with no infection, good pain management, and for good news that they got all the cancer out. Thank you for praying.
Please pray for SG, who fell yesterday and broke her hip. She is in the hospital right now, and is scheduled to have a surgery on her hip tonight. Please be in prayer for God to guide the surgeon’s hands, for a smooth repair and recovery, and for peace & comfort for SG and her family. Thank you for praying.
Update on former member LD: LD will be having surgery early tomorrow morning for the cancer she is battling. They will be removing a tonsil and a tumor in her neck. Please pray for God to guide the surgeon’s hands, for a really successful surgery that removes all the cancer, and for peace & comfort for LD and her family. Thank you for your faithful prayers.
We are deeply grieved to share that PM, son of TM and KM, brother to RM and CM, passed away unexpectedly yesterday in an accident. We are inexpressibly heartbroken for the family. Please join us in supporting the M’s, as well as all of PM’s friends and loved ones, in prayer. Please pray for the peace, strength, and comfort of God to carry them through these upcoming days and weeks. Please pray for them all to tangibly feel Jesus holding their hearts. Psalm 34 tells us that the Lord hears our cries for help, and that He is near to those who are brokenhearted and crushed in spirit. Please pray that TM, KM, RM, and CM feel the nearness of the Lord in the crushing of this grief. Thank you for praying. Details about arrangements will be shared as they become available.
Update on NH: NH was admitted to Carrier Clinic last night. On Monday, NH’s clinical team at her IOP called for her to be screened. (Basically someone comes and does a depression screening that indicates if she needs to be admitted inpatient to keep her safe.) NH is at a very low place and is tired of fighting. Please pray for hope, strength, peace, and healing. Thank you.
Please pray for LE, who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer a few months ago. It has spread to a spot in her neck, which is pressing on her vocal cords, as well as to her liver where two spots were detected. The tumor at the point of origin has grown so that it is pressing on her diaphragm, and it prohibits her from getting a full breath. In April LE began a series of chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Praise God, the spots on her liver have shrunk by half in response to treatment. The doctors want to see the other tumors shrink more before moving to surgery, so she will have some more scans in two weeks to check on the treatment’s progress. Please pray for the scans to show the treatment working well, and also for strength, peace, and comfort for LE and her husband, SE, as well as their children, JE and SE. Finally, please pray for God to do a mighty work of complete healing in LE, and that He would sustain and carry her through this challenging journey. Thank you for your faithful prayers.