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 for a well-attended lunch meeting for pastors and other Church leaders on Wednesday the 13th of March at Friendly’s restaurant in Jamestown. A lot of encouraging information was shared through a slide show and a video presentation and also by comments and testimony from Bishop Leecroft Clarke, Sherriff James Quattrone, and leaders of groups.
    • There will be a similar gathering in the north county at the Clarion in Dunkirk. The date for that is the 17th of April at noon. The Clarion is located at 30 Lakeshore Drive. Please make reservations by contacting 716-483-3687 or by going emailing your reservation to
    • Addiction Response Ministry is hosting a free training for Clean Sober & Saved on Friday April 5th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 at Peace Wesleyan Church Call or email Jason at 716-450-4710/ to RSVP or if you have any questions.
    • The board members of the Addiction Response Ministry are organizing an event titled One Voice, One County, One Hope. This event is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2019. The purpose of this event is to have all pastors/churches in Chautauqua County ministering as one voice sharing the hope of Jesus Christ to bring deliverance, healing and restoration to those in need as a result of addictive substances. The intent is for each church to host this event during their Sunday morning service on May 19th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Leecroft Clarke at 716-483-3687 or via
    • This ministry has become so demanding; full-time staff is really needed and that requires money. Please pray.

    • 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
    • Tickets go on sale on the 1st of May for our “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” couples day apart that will take place on the 21st of September. Go to to get your tickets. They are going to go fast.
    • There will also be a breakfast gathering on the 18th of May. Our speakers will be Dan Swenson and others who volunteer for the Love INC ministry.


    • Praise; the February and March meetings were – as usual – blessed with God’s palpable presence. Pastor Chloe Smith and Pastor Dodi McIntyre brought Holy Spirit anointed messages.
    • Please pray for the gathering on the 13th of April that will be held at the Jamestown Free Methodist Church beginning with 8:00 o’clock breakfast followed by a worship workshop lead by Shari Grice and Julissa Navarro.
    • There will also be gatherings on the 11th of May and the 8th of June; hosted by Christ Church LCMC in Greenhurst.
    • 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.


    • Praise for the many opportunities to pray with people on the sidewalks of downtown Jamestown during our PRAY JAMESTOWN prayer-walk in March!
    • Please keep this arm of TBP ministry in prayer as plans are pretty well set for the annual Maundy Thursday community gathering for worship and proclamation. Pastor Dodi McIntyre will be our featured speaker.
    • Please pray for our chairperson; Rev. Dr. Mark Hanson as he leads the Maundy Thursday event.
    • Praise: Board member, Becky Cable and her husband Jon and their children Josh and Gracie, had a truly blessed time in Thailand from the 8th of January to the 9th of March. Thank you for all the prayers!
      Our Board of Directors will be meeting on Saturday the 18th of May from 4:00-8:00p.m.; may God redeem this time for His glorious purposes!

    • Praise: Board member, Becky Cable and her husband Jon and their children Josh and Gracie, had a truly blessed time in Thailand from the 8th of January to the 9th of March. Thank you for all the prayers!
    • Our Board of Directors will be meeting on Saturday the 18th of May from 4:00-8:00p.m.; may God redeem this time for His glorious purposes!

    • Praise – The first two full-day sessions of our Regional School of Prayer on the 16th of February and again on the 16th of March were greatly empowered by the presence of God.
    • The 3rd session of the School will be on the 1st of June [and session #4 on the 14th September]. These are being hosted for us by REALiFE Church in Jamestown, NY.
    • Go to to print a registration brochure.
    • Please keep praying – with much thanksgiving – for continued increased support for the Day Spring Christian High School.
    •  Praise – Each time Bishop Joseph Nsubuga goes for medical tests, he is told the Parkinson’s disease is lessening. He is feeling much better. Let’s keep praying until the healing is 100%. Also please continue to pray for financial provision so Bishop Nsubuga, who is the national mobilizer for the nation, can purchase a used car.
    • We were not able to assemble a team to go to Uganda this year. We see how that is part of God’s planning. We expect a team to go in 2020.
    • 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!




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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