Current Prayer Requests


“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” – Philippians 4:6


Please Pray - TBP Prayer Request List
- January - March 2019


Many of the needs for prayer remain pretty much the same from week to week, but there always seems to be a couple new items to give thanks for or for which we need to make our requests known. Thank you for taking time to read over the following and for praying. Know, as you pray, you are in agreement with many others who are looking at this same list:


    • Praise; as “Clean, Sober, and Saved” groups meet in the hospitals of our county and at our county jail, and in other locations; people are being saved and set free! And not just a few!
    • We will be hosting a lunch meeting for pastors and other Church leaders on Wednesday the 13th of March at Friendly’s restaurant in Jamestown. This will be a time to update them on what God has been doing through this ministry and, hopefully to generate more volunteers. The need is great; but the workers are too few. Please pray
    • This ministry has become so demanding; full-time staff is really needed and that requires money. Please pray.

    • Praise God; the first breakfast of 2019 on the 26th of January was very well attended and guest speaker, George Lilja “hit a home run” with the message of encouragement and challenge he brought. [Not bad for an NFL lineman].
    • The next breakfast gathering is scheduled for the 30th of March. Our speakers will be members of the Jamestown Jackals professional basketball team and their owner, Kayla Crosby. Please hold them in prayer along with all the men and boys who God brings together this morning.


    • Praise; the January meeting was – as usual – blessed with God’s palpable presence.
    • Please pray for Pastor Chloe Smith as she comes to minister to the women during their February breakfast meeting on the 9th [and pray regarding follow-up
    • And please keep the March meeting in prayer too. – the 9th of March.
    • Please keep Nina Bell and all the leaders in prayer for spiritual protection and for Holy Spirit guidance as they plan each monthly program and as they follow-up with ministries between gatherings.


    • Please keep this arm of TBP ministry in prayer as plans are now being made for the annual Maundy Thursday community gathering for worship and proclamation. The first planning meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday the 12th of February with more to follow.
    • Please pray for our chairperson; Rev. Dr. Mark Hanson as he leads.

    • Board member, Becky Cable and her husband Jon and their children Josh and Gracie, are in Thailand from the 8th of January to the 9th of March. This is a mission adventure. Please keep them in prayer for much fruit for the Kingdom to come from all the relationships they build with Thai people. Also for good health and safe travel. Thank you!
    • Our Board of Directors will be meeting on Saturday the 9th of February from 4:00-8:00p.m.; may God redeem this time for His glorious purposes!
    • Thank God; Board member Tom Calzone is recovering well from his heart surgery of last summer [but, sadly for him, his doctor has not given him clearance to service on our traveling Uganda team this year.]

    • We did not offer our Regional School of Prayer live for three years. Since we have “dusted it off” this year we decided to get started with a half-day – morning time – “Sampler” on the 19th of January. Praise God; it was a blessed event.
    • Please prayer for full-day sessions scheduled for the 16th of February and again on the 16th of March [also on 01 June and 14 September]. These are being hosted for us by REALiFE Church in Jamestown, NY.
    • Go to to print a registration brochure.
    • Praise God, 0ur Agape Prayer Ministry School last fall was a great success! Several people attended for the first time and some “veterans” came for a refresher. Keep your eyes on for information about our Agape School in 2019. It will be in April and again in October. Prayer please!
    • Praise: Great progress has been realized in raising funds for the Day Spring High School in Nabweru, Uganda. We were able to send over $40,000 for the purchase of property and the construction of two new classroom building, teacher’s room, latrines, offices, and kitchen. We still need $10,000 to meet all the requirements of the government to keep the operating license in place for this School that provides a quality education to 200 poor and orphaned students.
    •  Please pray for Bishop Joseph Nsubuga as he has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
    • Go to to print a registration brochure.
    •    We will be sending a team of pastors and support workers to Uganda again this coming April. Please cover that endeavor in prayer. And watch for more details.
    • Please keep praying toward the complete fulfillment of God’s vision for The Better Place. [Go to our web site at to read the whole vision]
    • You can track all of our 2019 activities and ministry on our Facebook timeline;

Thank you for your prayers!




For inspiration, motivation, encouragement and good teaching in prayer ministry, we recommend that you consider reading many of the books we offer in The Better Place Book Store.


As you pray, may these verses from Scripture, which remind us of the prayer life of our Lord Jesus, be an encouragement to you:

After a long day, Jesus prayed.
After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone. – Mt. 14:23

Before the day began, Jesus prayed.
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. – Mk. 1:25

Jesus told us to “Keep on asking” and to “Keep on seeking” and to “Keep on knocking.” He taught that we should always pray and not give up. That is the way he prayed.

So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing. – Mt. 26:44

As busy as he was, Jesus always took time for much prayer. That is why he could do all that he did.
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. …And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick. – Lk. 5:16-17