January 26, 2024

TOUCHSTONE PRAYER LIST

January 26, 2024

PRAISES & THANKS       

  • We had a good time in the snow and met some fun Belmont University students!
  • We’re glad to be back in CiViL Grops this week.
  • Jim’s mom is thankful his father is no longer in pain.
  • Praise God for Ed Weber’s good life.
  • Courtney G. had her baby!
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PETITIONS

 

Touchstone Events, Programs & Services         

CiViL: 

  • MLK Day Trip moved to Feb 19
  • Some students are interested in a Bible study
  • Guidance for challenges in one of our CiViL groups
  •  Guidance regarding discussions about providing services at Cane Ridge High School
  • A partner church for each CiViL location

  • Students with mental and emotional issues

Other:

  • Planning for a Belmont University partnership to involve student teachers in CiViL Groups

  • Touchstone counseling clients

  • TYRS urgently needs new office space 

  • Building a connection with Just Love Coffee – McEwen

  • TYRS needs various kinds of volunteers and staff.

  • Protection for Touchstone staff, vols & interns

 

Comfort and Healing        

Friends grieving:

– The Weber family at the passing of Jim’s dad Ed Weber on Jan 17

– All families dealing with loss

Illness:

– A friend recovering from brain tumor surgery

– David is recovering from wrist surgery

– Adele recovering from 2 broken elbows.

– Paul has a neurodegenerative disease

– Kay has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

– Susanne and family as her mother is in hospice care

– Susan is in hospice with stage four cancer

– Karla’s clinical trial 

– Friend with an angry alcoholic husband

– A friend’s gums and bones that need to regenerate

– Friends fighting cancer, family or personal addiction, sickle cell anemia

Struggle: 

– Friends who lost everything in last month’s tornado

– Friends recovering from past trauma

– Friends dealing with family addiction and abuse issues

 

Other-Individuals  

  • A friend’s building plans
  • A friend’s expensive medication cost
  • People we love come to Jesus
  • Youth For Christ Teen Moms, Johnson Alternative Learning Center students, and new opportunities at Lavergne High School

 

Partner Organizations

Churches:

  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel
  • Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

Ministries:

  • Mission Discovery
  • Rocketown
  • Youth for Christ 

Higher Education – Interns:

  • Belmont University
  • Lipscomb University

Funders:

  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car & Foundation
  • HCA Healthcare Foundation
  • Just Love Coffee
  • The Predators Foundation

Metro Nashville Public Schools:

  • Hillsboro High
  • Hillwood High
  • Nashville School of the Arts
  • Overton High
  • Oliver Middle

Ministry Consultants:

  • Mission Development International
  • Mission Increase Foundation
  • National Christian Fund

 

Current Issues

Government:
  • President, Governor, Courts & Policy makers
Justice for:
  • All people, regardless or race, religion, etc.
  • Jan. 6 insurrection
  • Various Trump indictments
  • Trump eligibility issue
  • Organizations that have allowed abuse
Protection from or for:
  • Politicization of the Church
  • Persecution & War (Ukraine & Israel/Gaza)
  • Domestic violence & abuse
  • First responders
 
Social/Cultural:
  • Depression, violence & suicide in teen girls
  • Those with mental health & disabilities
  • America’s mass shooting epidemic, Perry High School, Iowa
  • Recession and economic instability
Natural Disaster Survivors:
– Middle Tennessee tornados
– Drought in Tennessee, Lower Mississippi & Amazon