Prayer requests

Prayer at LW

Ever feel surrounded by confusion? Chaos? Challenges? Uncertainty? Wish you could locate a pocket of peace? Discover a sense of calm? Reflect on the possibility of faith? God is not indifferent to our lives. He moves toward us when our hearts hurt.
A psalmist describes it this way:

If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there;
if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.
God cares.
And we care, too.

Do you need time to catch your breath? Please consider any (or all) of the following:
• Share a prayer request via the digital prayer wall.
• Step inside the building to observe the beauty of our prayer wall.*
• Sense the peace that envelopes the prayer room.
*Any time our building is open (please enter through door #7)

The Prayer Wall (onsite)

This work of art displays the collaborative efforts of world-renown York-based artists: Patrick Sells of Salvaging Creativity and Cliff Meyer of Rudy Art Glass. The design features custom-carved metal, hand-cut stained glass, and proprietary lighting. It is created for personal, interactive use. Simply write out your prayer need, roll it like a scroll, and place it in one of the small circles near the text you’re drawn to – such as “forgive us” or “lead us.” Talk with God about whatever is on your heart.

The Prayer Room (onsite)

A quiet, contemplative space, designed with various seating options and an assortment of art. Open for personal reflection any time our building is open. If you would like to pray with someone, simply ask the receptionist upon entry, or call our pastoral care team at 717.755.0089 x 103.

And on Sunday mornings a prayer team member is present from 9:00-9:45 am and 10:30-11:15 am (surrounding service times at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am).

Digital Prayer Wall

Share a prayer request or praise with others at Living Word. When submitting a prayer request, you are giving consent for the church to post information online. We reserve the right to edit content for readability, length, and privacy concerns.
Please note the "share with" options below.

Prayer requests may be submitted at any time and are processed and posted upon review Monday through Wednesday 8:00 am–3:00 pm and Thursday 8:00 am–noon. If you require immediate assistance, please contact our Pastoral Care team at 717.755.0089 x 103

Prayer Request Form

Linda Book

My best friend Kathy has colon cancer. She is receiving chemo and radiation and has been tired and nauseous. Please pray for her to feel better and for God to heal her. She went through chemo a year ago and the cancer returned and started to spread. Thank you.
Received: October 3,  2023

Steven Donaghy

I suffer from worry, anxiety, and paranoia. Please pray the fear will stop and I will have peace. Pray that I will be consumed and overwhelmed with God's comforting presence and love every day. Thank you.
Received: October 1,  2023

Alice Grove

Prayers needed for a dear friend, Nan, and family. Nan’s father is 93 years old and in York Hospital. Doctors feel he’s showing end of life signs. Prayers for strength and guidance for the family and loving arms and peace for dad.️
Received: October 1,  2023


From Sunday Online - My wife and I  are homeless. I am also in bad health.
Received: October 1,  2023

Deena Blouse

I'm sick and I just want prayer for healing.
Received: October 1,  2023

Linda Lehman

Please pray for my uncle Bobby Paules. He fell Friday and suffered two pelvic fractures and a shoulder fracture. After a short hospital stay, he will continue the long recovery 8-12 weeks at York South where he resides permanently. Thank you for your prayers.
 Received: September 26, 2023

Joe Aldinger

Please pray for my mother who had surgery recently and is having serious complications. They are unable to do any more surgery to fix the problem because it is too risky. We are asking for prayers for physical healing and her mental well-being!
 Received: September 24, 2023

Angela Oudraad

I need a studio apartment by the end of the month because my mom is selling her house.
 Received: September 24, 2023

Sue Hines

Please continue to pray for my husband Randy. He is depressed and is getting help. An update on my friend Chris Wagaman - she finished her radiation and has to wait until October 10 for an MRI to see if she needs chemo. Thank you for your prayers.
 Received: September 24, 2023


Please pray for a best friend of mine who has liver fauilure.
 Received: September 24, 2023

Joanne Hilliard

Ruth Hindley took a hard fall in her yard and went by ambulance to York Hospital Wednesday evening. Prayer please for healing, excellent care, and peace and comfort for her and her daughter Jen. Thank you!
 Received: September 21, 2023

Janet Delprete

Mary Grace, who is 105 years old, fell and was injured. Pray that she would accept the care she needs and for healing. Geri Snyder is in the ICU and not eating or drinking. Please pray for her. 
 Received: September 20, 2023

Linda Book

I had a total knee replacement on 9/5 and my mom passed away on 9/9. Her funeral was on 9/15. Please pray for me and my dad Melvin. It has been really hard. I am still in pain, have swelling,  and have to go to therapy every week. It has been a lot.
 Received: September 18, 2023

Anonymous  (Sunday Online)

My father of 83 years passed away yesterday. I'm asking for prayers for my family, as we know dad is in a better place we mourn the body and soul that is no longer with us.
 Received: September 17, 2023

Jennifer Alexandra

Please pray for wisdom and salvation for my son Jon Christian and his new wife Morgan.  I pray God sends someone into their lives who loves Jesus to mentor them and keep them close to the Holy Spirit.
 Received: September 16, 2023

Laura G.

I am very ill. Please pray for miraculous healing. Thank you.
 Received: September 15, 2023


Please pray for answers and solutions for a family member that has had health issues for 6 months.
 Received: September 14, 2023


Please pray for me and my three children. I have to move out of my apartment in 2 weeks and if I don’t find anything I will be homeless. Please pray I find a place soon. Thank you.
 Received: September 14, 2023

Michael Twist

I would like prayer for my girlfriend, Elisha. She and her daughter are homeless and I'm not in any position to help.  I was hurt at work and I live with my dad in a small apartment . I really want Jesus to help give us strength to get through these next couple of months and to just fill our hearts with love and faith. Thank you.
 Received: September 12, 2023

Anonymous (Sunday online)

I would like prayer for guidance and/or forgiveness.
 Received: September 10, 2023

Anonymous (Sunday online)

I have been struggling with severe anxiety and it interferes with my daily life and work. Some days are very hard.
 Received: September 10, 2023

Frankie Montgomery

Last Thursday I found out that the cornea transplant in my right eye has been rejected by my body. It is no longer functioning and will need to be removed. Thank you for your prayers. 
 Received: September 6, 2023

Bonnie Nuth

I am so lost and broken. My husband betrayed me. I am seeking therapy to try to cope with my depression. Please pray for me.
 Received: September 5, 2023

Joe Luers

My friend Todd  was admitted to the hospital while on a business trip to Orlando. He was diagnosed with pancreatitis. His kidneys were shutting down and he was put in an induced coma. His wife, Christy, is there without friends or family to support her. Neither of them are Christ followers. Please pray for them.
Received: September 4, 2023


My daughter has not lived with me for almost 3 years, and has been homeless most of the time. She finally found New Life in Glen Rock to help her, but recently left the program with her 17 month old and pregnant with her 2nd baby. I’m very concerned about her well being. I’m asking for prayer that she returns to the program before her spot is filled and that they are willing to take her back.
Received: September 1, 2023

Rich Weaver

Please pray for Brendan and his entire family--that their eyes would be opened, their souls would be saved, and God's perfect will would be done in their lives.
Received: September 1, 2023

Phil Chavez

Asking for continued prayers for my mom, Lorraine, who has multiple health and financial issues, and for her boyfriend, Joe, who has cancer. Pray for salvation and health for my Uncle Seve and Aunt Jackie. Please pray for my finances and for God to bless me with a life partner. 
Received: August 31, 2023


Please keep my coworker in your prayers, as she just found out her 4-year-old son, Assad, has leukemia.
Received: August 31, 2023

Sue Hines

UPDATES: My friend Chris had surgery that removed 90% of the cancer. Pray that radiation and chemo will get rid of the rest. Also, the shot my husband got in his back helped a bit. Hopefully, more relief will come in time. Thank you for your prayers.
Received: August 31, 2023

Michael King

I lost my younger brother, James, on Dec. 20, 2020 due to complications of epilepsy. It was unexpected and I still am not right about it.  
Received: August 30, 2023


Please keep a brother in Christ (Doug) in your prayers. Addiction continues to hold him and his behaviors. I can only pray for him and those he is choosing to surround himself with.
Received: August 27, 2023

Melody Lamond

I have had a cough for 2 weeks and am on an antibiotic. Please pray that God heals me, as I really am gripped with the fear of something bad happening..
Received: August 27, 2023

Sandy Norris

UPDATE on Liza - Results of MRI show that the chemo is working. Prayers for further treatment and surgery.
Received: August 25, 2023


Our best friend John is undergoing surgery today for a mass in his colon that they think is cancer. They may need to remove lymph nodes and part of his colon. Please pray for successful surgery and healing.
Received: August 21, 2023

Regina Wagman

Please pray for Greg Willis, who is in the ICC at York Hospital. Pray also for Candace Meinefield, in her 20's, who passed out recently, that the doctors would be able to determine the cause. Also pray for Danina's mother, who has cancer.
Received: August 20, 2023

Steven Donaghy

I suffer with worry and anxiety and paranoia.  Please pray  that God will comfort me and take away all my fears. Also pray that I will  be overwhelmed with God's love every day and my soul will be filled with his peace. Thank you.
Received: August 20, 2023

Angela Oudraad