“Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.”. – James 5:16
Here is a list of our BPBC praises and prayers as of March 5th, 2017:
Vicki lifted up prayers for our nation and the many problems we seemingly have. However she praised God that He is in control. Vicki also lifted up praise in regards to all that she learns at BPBC. She also prayed that her daughter Michelle and her husband Steve will find a good church that is faithful to the proclamation of the Gospel. She lifted up Brian and Ed and trusted the Lord knows what is needed. And she ended her prayer with a wholesome expressing of loving Jesus.
Kathy lifted up praise for continued healing in regards to Karen and the “marvelous job” of healing that has occurred. She lifted up prayers for other teachers in the school she works at. And finally, Kathy praised God for the good weather we have been enjoying lately, and asked that He would “warm it up”.
Brian lifted up prayers for George H. and his blood pressure. Also, Brian lifted up prayers for Pastor Steve and Olivia as they dealt with a car accident on Sunday morning.
Pastor Mike lifted up continued prayers for visitors. Surely a praise that as we have been praying for visitors we seemingly have a new visitor every week. He lifted up prayers regarding the saints and Spiritual disciplines. Also, Pastor Mike asked God to go before us in various endeavors we collectively as a church are looking to get involved with, as well as our individual endeavors to bring God glory.
Sandy lifted up a prayer for the Silsbe family. The Lord knows.
Meredith lifted up praises for the many blessings we have and the possession of Jesus Christ’s presence in our lives. She praised God that Larry seems to be doing good and his eyesight is seemingly improving as well. She lifted up prayers regarding her health issues and asked that God would watch over her and be with her as she is going through follow ups with the doctors. Ultimately, she lifted up a praise that it is all in His hands.
We bring all of this before His throne for His glory, in His name.
Here is a list of our praises and prayers at BPBC as of Sunday, February 26th, 2017:
Kevin lifted up prayers for Frank C. who could use the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He also lifted up praise for BPBC and the opportunity to learn from all the members and the pastors.
Kathy lifted up praise for BPBC and the upcoming Revelation Revealed Bible Conference. She also praised God for continuing to bring Karen through healing as she got her staples removed. She praised God for energy she had in the week prior and prayed against snow in weeks to come. She lifted up a friends husband for healing.
Terri lifted up prayers for a coworker Robert and his wife, as well as the ease of pain for her mom. She also lifted up praise for Saturday morning Bible study at BPBC.
Elder Steve H. lifted up praise for a great day with family last Saturday. He also lifted up praise that Andrea continues to look healthy and beautiful, seemingly more so every time he sees her.
Meredith lifted up praise for family and friends who had prayed for her as she went for her endoscopy last week. She praised and prayed that God would provide good results at her follow up. She continued to pray for God’s watch and healing care over her husband.
Debra lifted up praise and honor to God. She lifted up praise for Pastor Mike and the graciousness of this house of prayer at BPBC. She praised God and prayed for the continued pursuit of His healing waters.
Pastor Mike lifted up praise for a Sovereign God who always goes before us in what we do. He truly prepares the way. Pastor Mike prayed that God would show His guidance and power through various upcoming efforts – Revelation Revealed Bible Conference, the completion and publishing of Wicked, as well as the marketing of The Kingdom Bible.
May God be glorified through all our efforts. In Jesus’ name we pray.
Here is a list of our praises and prayers as of Sunday, February 12th, 2017:
Kevin lifted up praises for his daughter Kristen as she came home safely and had an enjoyable time in Columbia. He lifted up prayers for a man named Javier battling cancer. Also, praises for BPBC and the blessing of being a part of such a membership and the praises for the teaching ministry of Pastor Mike.
Vicki lifted up prayers for the loved ones of Audrey who passed away last week. We had continually prayed for Audrey so we mourn with Vicki. She also lifted up prayers for our nation and the division that is seemingly rampant among the citizens. May God open the eyes of the citzens to use proper discernment in right and wrong. Also, Vicki lifted up prayers for our church and especially our upcoming Bible conference in March.
Kathy lifted up praises for the blessing of being at BPBC and the ministry of the pastor. She praised and prayed as Karen, her daughter, is continuing to heal. May God provide relief from the pain and discomfort. As Kathy prayed it, “heal her up”! She also lifted up prayers for her teaching friend whose husband is still dealing with chemo. Kathy praised God for a blessed week and beautiful weather.
Brian lifted up prayers asking God to continue to give him strength to get through some trying ordeals. May we pray to receive a testimony regarding events of this past Thursday that Brian had to deal with.
Meredith lifted up praises for the many blessings in her life. She also praised God that Larry’s eye is continuing to improve, all the while continuing to prayer for further healing. She expressed humility in putting all things in the Lord’s hands.
Pastor Mike lived up praise for the privileges and responsibilities God has given us as His people, the Church. He praised God for the privilege of prayer and requests. In accordance with His Word, Pastor Mike prayed that God would continue to give us wisdom when we ask as well as healing in His mighty Name!
Elder Steve H. lifted up praise for answered prayer in regards to seeing how well sister Rebecca was doing. He also lifted up praise for answered prayer with a coworker. Andrea’s treatment is going well and Steve lifted up prayer for health-care in the US and thanked God for the persevering Spirit.
To God be the glory and in the mighty name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
Here is a list of our praises and prayers of our BPBC community as of Sunday, January 29th, 2017:
Kathy Dazzo had requested prayer for Karen and her surgery on Wednesday, Feb. 1st. UPDATE – Karen is healing after a better than expected surgery. Praise God! Kathy also asked for prayers for some students in the class she works in. Also, she prayed for unity in the USA. Kathy praised God for life and her healthy, also asking that God would continue to keep her healthy.
Kevin lifted up praise for BPBC, The Word of God, the Membership and how each person has something to contribute for the glory of God. Kevin also lifted up praise for the guidance of Pastor Miano. Kevin lifted up prayers for Michael and Diana at the loss of their child in a snowboard accident. Also, Kevin lifted up prayers for a man named Gary who is current homeless and could use our prayers.
Elder Steve H. lifted up praise for BPBC and how God expresses Himself through His Church. The presence of God is truly manifest among us. Steve lifted up praise for the privilege to always hear praises from people about our church. Steve lifted up prayers for sister Rebecca and praised God for His eternal plan.
Pastor Steve praised God for the many blessings and opportunities to continually see God at work. He lifted up continued prayers for Anne who was being discharged from hospital, and he prayed God would be with her as she recovers.
Pastor Mike lifted up praise for the blessing of being at BPBC. He praised God for vision in leading us forward, another great Annual Meeting. He thanked God for His wisdom. Also, Pastor Mike lifted up prayers for Andy who was going through some trials and for wisdom, encouragement, and edification to be made known to himself and Raven. ‘
May God continue to be seen in and through our prayers. For His glory alone. In the Mighty Name of Jesus we lifted these things up. Amen.
Here is the list of our praises and prayers as of Sunday, January 1st, 2017:
Kevin lifted up praise for BPBC. He also lifted up prayers for his daughter Kristen who was flying home from Columbia on Sunday night. Kevin also lifted up prayers of healing for Pastor Steve and Olivia.
Vicki lifted up praise for her salvation and a good 2016. She also lifted up praise for God continually blessing us at BPBC. Vicki lifted up prayers for our nation, as well as travel mercies for her granddaughter Anna who is going to Italy to study for school.
Kathy praised God for another year and lifted up prayers for our church and mentioned exciting things she knows Pastor Mike has planned. Kathy lifted up specific prayers for friends in need of healing. Also, Kathy prayed for the Feb. 1 surgery planned for Karen. May God bring forth miraculous healing though the surgery. Also, Kathy requested strength and healing to get rid of the cold she has been battling.
Elder Steve H. lifted up prayers for Abby and her family as they grieve the death of her brother. Steve also lifted up praise that Andrea is doing good.
Meredith lifted up praise for God’s continually watch and care over her and her family. She mentioned the healing that occurred with her broken wrist and praised God for that. She lifted up prayers for her husband and the shingles her has been suffering, all the while praising God for the improvements that have occurred.
Sandy lifted up prayers for a friend names Joanne and her suffering a broken foot. Also, she lifted up praise that her sister’s attitude toward God and His truth is starting to change.
Terri asked that we pray for Dennis who is battling cancer, as well as Wayne’s former co-worker MaryAnn who we have prayed for regarding her battle with cancer (and the loss of her husband). Prayers for Wayne’s coworker Danny and his family as he goes through surgery and is battling cancer. Terri asked that we pray for her coworker Robert and his wife Marcia as they need strength to take care of their parents and themselves, and her friend Mollie who is recovery from surgery.
Pastor Mike lifted up praise to God regarding answered prayer. He also praised God for the many blessings in 2016 and expressed anticipation of many more in 2017. Pastor Mike lifted up prayers for the many who were not able to be with us on New Years Day due to being sick or tired, and busy at the start of the new year. And lastly, Pastor Mike prayed for the current situation and nation decisions happening in regards to Israel and Palestine.
We lift these things up for the glory of God. In Jesus’ Name.
Here is a list of our praises and prayers as of Sunday, December 18th, 2016:
Kathy offered praise that God brought her through being sick and she lifted up prayers for Pastor Mike as he was battling a cold. She also lifted up prayers for a teacher at school who was diagnosed with cancer.
Deacon Brian lifted up prayers for Aleppo crisis, as well as the wedding party in Southern California which suffered some casualties with a tree falling.
Gladys lifted up praise for a blessed week and a safe return from Vegas. She prayed for Steve H. and his being sick.
Meredith offered praise to God that healing has occurred! Larry is healing great, however we continue in prayer that his vision will be perfectly restored. Meredith also praised God for a good doctors visit last week dealing with her ear issues. No profound hearing loss! Continued prayers requested for followup doctor visits in these regards.
Pastor Mike lifted up prayers for Raven and Elder Steve H. who both were not at service due to being sick. Also, he lifted up praise and prayers regarding a friend named Taylor seeking to be baptized. Finally, Pastor Mike prayed for those in need of comfort and peace, as well as a rest and burden for those in Christ regarding all that we celebrate with Christ’s birth.
In Jesus’ Name.
Here are the praises and prayers of our BPBC community as of Sunday, December 11th, 2016:
Kevin lifted up praise for Blue Point Bible Church and all the wonderful members, as well as the guidance of Pastor Michael Miano. He lifted up praise for the strength and health that God gives us.
Terri lifted up praised for Blue Point Bible Church as well, especially regarding all the things she has learned concerning the wisdom of God. She lifted up prayers for Carol Seitz’s mom dealing with health issues.
Meredith lifted up praise regarding those who prayed for Larry. Healing has occurred! His cornea which we had prayed about last week has been healing. Meredith also asked for prayers regarding her going to see a specialist this week.
Sandy lifted up praise regarding BPBC and the fact that we are praying saints. Praise that Brian’s deposition is over, continues prayers as things move forward. Sandy also lifted up praise regarding her sisters and her eye – she is now able to get an implant, praise God, however continued prayers please.
Pastor Steve lifted up prayers of rest and healing for Jessica and Thomas. Thomas has fallen on Sunday, and Pastor Steve prayed God would use this to teach Thomas that he needs to be careful.
Pastor Mike lifted up prayers for Thomas as well. Praise for Steve and Gladys as they celebrate their 30th anniversary. Prayers for members who are traveling and couldn’t make it to service. Prayers for Raven as she was dealing with stomach pains. And finally, Pastor Mike prayed that the church would stand in the gap of comforting those in need of comfort this season.
In Jesus’ Name we pray.
Here are our BPBC weekly praises and prayers as of Sunday, November 20th, 2016:
Elder Steve H. lifted up prayers for his daughter Andrea and the oral surgery complications she dealt with. He offered praise for family, friends, the church and all their efforts, for Gladys’ surprise anniversary bridal party.
Vicki offered a praise of thanks regarding our morning Adult Sunday School. She praised God for all He has done to keep the church and provide growth throughout the years – He is amazing, preciouis and more.
Sandy lifted up prayers for Brian, as well as praises regarding God’s faithfulness when we seek Him.
Meredith offered praise regarding the new doctors for her husband. There seem to be some improvements, however Mighty God, we ask for more. Meredith asked that God give him comfort, healing, and help through all his medical issues. She also lifted up prayer for a friend who has to have her leg amputated.
Pastor Mike lifted up praise regarding the wisdom God expresses in leading and filling His people with love, wisdom, and consistency in purpose. He lifted up prayers regarding an unspoken request – that God would provide the needed wisdom, healing, and understanding to see things glorify Him. Also, Pastor Mike prayed for Africa, the work of the Gospel, and specifically the work of Gloryville Christian Centre which is teaching Preterism, growing, and celebrating their 6 year anniversary.
We lift these things up for the glory of God. In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ.
Here is a list of our BPBC praise & prayers as of Sunday, November 6th, 2016:
Kevin offered praise for the members of Blue Point Bible Church and the understanding of truth that is evident here. Also, he praises God for the ministry of Pastor Mike.
Vicki lifted up prayers for brother Brian and the court situation. May God lead him in the wisdom and kindness he often exhibits and may He be with Brian throughout it all. Also, Vicki lifted up prayers for our nation and the elections. May God continue to heal sister Rebecca. Vicki finished her prayer by praising God as a glorious, just, and loving God!
Kathy lifted up praises for the privilege of coming to The Blue Point Bible Church, and she lifted up prayers for the ministry that is held here. Kathy lifted up prayers for Karen, her test on Monday, and that solutions would be found. We look forward to testimony in those regards. She lifted up prayers for the school she works at, the voting process in America (that is be done with wisdom), and special prayers for Omar and Barbara.
Terri lifted up prayers for the persecuted Church. She asked that God continue to give us the courage to speak our faith boldly, and she concluded by praising God for the many blessings He bestows upon her and Wayne. Terri also lifted up prayers for a friend named Patti.
Pastor Mike lifted up prayers for the safety and security of America, as well as the persecuted Worldwide Church. Also, Pastor Mike lifted up prayers for the Suffolk County Police as well as police throughout America.
May God be glorified in and through our prayers. In Jesus’ Name we pray.
Our BPBC weekly praises and prayers as of Sunday, October 30th, 2016:
Elder Steve H. lifted up prayers for sister Meredith who messaged him early in the morning requesting prayer concerning a rather painful earache. May God provide her with comfort and healing. Steve then lifted up praise in how God continues to guide him and give him peace through the various transitions in his life.
Terri lifted up praise and continued prayers for sister Rebecca. Also, she lifted up praise regarding the many blessings God bestows on her and Wayne.
Pastor Mike lifted up praise in how God has led him and BPBC into a season of blessing, of seeing the fruit of the harvest. He lifted up prayers for our world, our nation, and even our locale – Blue Point. He also lifted up praise for the work of the Suffolk County Police Department and their efforts of being involved with the community. May God protect them as they serve.
We lift up our praises and prayers for the glory of God, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Here is a list of our community praises and prayers as of Sunday, October 23rd, 2016:
Kevin lifted up praise and prayer regarding sister Rebecca. He also expressed hope to see her soon. Furthermore, Kevin lifted up praise for Blue Point Bible Church and the ministry of Pastor Mike.
Kathy lifted up praise for our church and the pastors ministry as well, especially what he offers for us to grow and learn. Kathy lifted up praise and prayer regarding Barbara who seems to be doing well. She lifted up praise regarding answered prayer. She also lifted up continued prayer for Karen, as well as requested prayer for herself in regards to sinuses and allergies.
Michelle lifted up prayer for a coworker named Christine’s granddaughter. May God provide comfort and healing Also, Michelle lifted up praise for all the blessings God provides her with.
Deacon Ed lifted up continued prayer regarding his house situation (post-fire), also for healing in regards to the seeming cold going around his home. He lifted up and requested prayer for his mother-in-law in regards to her health. He prayed that God would continue to guide and help further the recovery from the house fire, especially regarding the insurance issues.
Meredith lifted up praise to God regarding His continual watching over her. She asked that He continue to give her good health. She lifted up and requested prayers for her husband and all of his medical issues. Also, Meredith lifted up prayers for her cousin and her cousin’s husband in Florida, who is struggling with cancer. May God bring healing in accordance with His will!
Pastor Mike lifted up praise regarding God’s providing a blessed experience at the Bayport- Blue Point Expo, as well as a successful and God-glorifying launch of the XD Youth “Fright Night” at BPBC. He asked for travel mercy prayers regarding his road trip, as well as the travel of his family (aunt & uncle).
We lift all of these things up for the glory of God. May He answer our prayers, in Jesus’ name.
BPBC Community Praises & Prayers as of Sunday, October 9th, 2016
*Praise God! Answered Prayer! As of 5:30AM yesterday morning, 10/12, sister Rebecca had a kidney transplant we have been praying for. Please continue to keep her in prayer as she heals from surgery.
Kevin lifted up prayers for Rebecca this past Sunday, and glory to God we an immediate testimony. Kevin also lifted up praises to God regarding BPBC and how we can all learn from one another, as well as the ministry of Pastor Miano.
Terri lifted up prayers for her mother as she is adjusting to her move. Prayers that she becomes comfortable with getting out of the room and meeting people and getting settled in. Also, Terri lifted up praises for good health.
Kathy lifted up praises for the love and mercy of our God. The privilege of being a member of a great church under the guidance of our pastor. Kathy continued pray and request the prayers of others regarding her friend Barbara and her battles with cancer. Be with her and give her strength, Lord. Also, Kathy lifted up praise that her grandson was able to get on and off the train before the accident that happened late Saturday night on the LIRR. She prayed for those dealing with Hurricane Matthew, and continued prayers for her daughter.
Vicki thanked God for all that He has done in securing our salvation. She lifted up prayers for our nation as we enter into the Presidential Election. Vicki prayed that God would always be with her grandchildren, as well as asked that he consistently be manifest among our elders and pastors. Vicki lifted up her prayers praising God for His grace, righteousness, and justice.
Elder Steve H. lifted up praise regarding answered prayer for a coworker.
Susan M. lifted up prayers and requested prayers for a Jewish woman named Hella and that she would find salvation in Christ Jesus. Also, she asked for prayers for a man named Sam, as well as a mother and daughter named Lillian and Donna.
Pastor Mike praised God for knowing our prayers before we even begin to voice them. He asked that God would continue to give us the opportunity to witness answered prayer and testify to His great work! Also, Pastor Mike lifted up prayers for some unnamed people who have come to him recently requesting prayers for wisdom and clarity.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name we pray!
Our Praises & Prayers at BPBC as of Sunday, October 2nd, 2016:
Kevin offered praise to God for Blue Point Bible Church and the guidance of Pastor Mike.
Kathy offered praise regarding the love and mercy of God. She lifted up praise that Nancy’s husband has regained strength in his leg, truly an answer to prayer. She lifted up continued prayer for her daughter and Barbara, as well as her husband. She also lifted up praise and prayer regarding her grandson’s 25th birthday.
Meredith offered praise for having a job she loves and the ability to do it. She lifted up and requested prayer regarding her husband’s prescription. She also lifted up prayers for the Chandler’s with the hopes we will receive an update soon.
Pastor Steve lifted up praise for a wonderful trip to Florida with some of the family. He thanked God for all the blessings He bestows upon us. Also, Pastor Steve lifted up a healing prayer for Thomas who may be suffering a cold or even a tooth ache. May God provide comfort.
Pastor Mike prayed for peace in the Middle East – Israel & the Palestinians – especially surrounding the upcoming High Holy Days. Also, Pastor Mike lifted up prayers for those who suffered or know anyone who has suffered from Breast Cancer.
Vicki lifted up prayer for our nation, the upcoming elections, and our church. Also, she praised God for His Word, salvation, and His “unspeakable gift”.
It was asked that we pray for the youth and that God guides them, or provides opportunities that will enable them to make good choices.
Also, Steve and Lisa thanked God for the beautiful Blue Point Bible Church and the members who welcome them with open arms. They expressed how truly blessed they are to find a church that brings them closer to the Lord and teaches the truth of His Word.
In Jesus’ Name we lifted these things up for the glory of God.
Here are the BPBC “praises & prayers” as of September 25th, 2016:
Pastor Steve and Olivia are praying, and requesting continued prayer for Danny, the young man whom we have been praying for who was hit by a car. He had brain surgery yesterday and is in dire need of God’s healing powers. Also, praise that they are home safe from their Florida trip.
Terri lifted up prayer, and asked for others to pray regarding the decision making her and Wayne have to do regarding her mother’s new housing arrangements. Also, may God give her mom a sense of peace. Prayers for Diedre L. who is battling cancer and needs healing.
Sandy lifted up praises for an answered unspoken request.
Vicki lifted up prayers for our nation, especially the presidential election. Also, she lifted up our church, especially sister Rebecca (in need of comfort and healing from God). Vicki also lifted up a healing request for her granddaughter.
Kevin lifted up praise for BPBC and the leadership.
Meredith lifted up praise regarding her job and that she has the privilege to do a job she loves. She praised God for a good run last week, and prayed for many more. Also, Meredith is praying, and requesting prayer regarding an insurance need.
Kathy lifted up continued praise and prayers for Nancy’s husband, as he is getting better, yet he still needs prayers of healing. Also, continued prayers for Karen and Barbara. Kathy also petitioned the Lord to give peace to our nation.
Elder Steve H. lifted up praise regarding his daughter’s health and his wonderful wife! He praised God for a customer in Jerusalem who is always encouraging him in regards to the knowledge of Scripture. Steve also lifted up specific prayers for Bob and Willy.
Andy lifted up prayers for Brentwood, especially the children and the police officers in the area.
Pastor Mike lifted up praise for the “season” the Lord has been leading him to and bringing him through. Praise regarding all that we are planning to do with the youth in coming months. Prayer’s for a brother named Chad’s dad, and the family of a young man who passed away earlier last week (Sonny S.). Also, Pastor Mike lifted up continued prayers for the family on Middle Rd. who suffered a house fire, and praise that local churches have come to their aid.
We lift up all these things for the glory of God, and the edification of the saints. In Jesus’ Name.
Praises and Prayers of of this week following our Worship Service on Sunday, September 18th, 2016:
Deacon Ed shared that he has recently had some work which is surely a praise. Continued prayers requesting regarding the work needing to be done on his house from the house fire almost exactly 6 months ago. Also, Ed requested traveling mercies for this weekend, as he and the family go away.
Terri asked for continued prayers for her mom and offered a praise that she finds the time to gather at BPBC.
Jose (attends Wed. Night Bible Study) asked for prayers regarding his car situation, and the finances to fix the situation. He mentioned going through a time of testing and would appreciate the prayers as he is going through it.
Elder Steve H. offered a praise that things are going well at work.
Pastor Miano offered praise in regards to how the Lord has been working in and through him lately. Prayers lifted up for Brentwood and the families that are mourning. Also, Pastor Miano asked for prayers regarding his upcoming opportunity to take part in writing a book on the Millennium.
Vicki lifted up prayer for her grandson Benjamin and his school work load. Prayers for Audrey as she transitions to a nursing home in Ohio. Vicki also lifted up prayers for our nation and specifically the upcoming election. She lifted up praise regarding our church and our love for God. And finally, Vicki lifted up a specific prayer for sister Rebecca and her needing a kidney.
Lorraine offered praise that life is going good lately, God’s blessings are coming in many ways. She lifted up prayers for her daughter and for the continued growth and God-glorifying efforts of BPBC.
Kathy offered praise regarding going back to school, however she was a bit sick, as is usually for those helping the kids transition back to school, so Kathy could use some healing prayers. Prayers for her grandson and his car issue, and continued prayers for Karen.
Raven offered praise regarding her cousin Jaelin, and a prayers that she will have opportunity to go to a game. Also, prayers for an upcoming personal/missionary trip to Colorado with a group of friends.
We lifted these things up – in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Here is a list of our Praises & Prayers at BPBC as of Sunday, September 11th, 2016:
Kevin lifted up prayer for a friend who has been diagnosed with cancer. He also lifted up praise regarding Blue Point Bible Church and the ministry of Pastor Miano.
Kathy praised God for His love and mercy that is made available and renewed daily. She lifted up prayer for her friend Barbara, whom we have been praying for in regards to her cancer treatment. Also, she lifted up Karen, whom also we have been praying for regarding her seeing a specialist and figuring out what is going on. Kathy lifted up prayers for the family who suffered a fire on Middle Rd., and asked that God would bless her with a good week.
Terri lifted up praised regarding the wonderful God blesses each of us with. She lifted up prayer for those who may have lost loved ones on 9/11/01/. Also, prayers for Wayne as he has been a bit sick.
Steve H lifted up prayers for those we have been praying for and a praise regarding the testimonies we receive. Also, prayers for Willy who seems to be in a bad mental state.
Pastor Mike lifted up prayers regarding those suffering on the memorial of 9/11. May God bring comfort in line with His faithfulness. Also, Pastor Mike lifted up praise and prayer for Grandparents.
Pastor Steve prayed and asked for prayer as he and his family drive and fly down to Orlando, Florida. Traveling mercies in accordance with the Will of God! Also, Pastor Steve lifted up prayers for our nation.
Meredith lifted up praise for the various blessings God has provided to her and her family. She prayed God for a good return to work this past week and no loss of seniority in those regards. Also, she lifted up those who see 9/11 as a day of remembrance. May we mourn with those who mourn, however see all the good that has happened since 15 years ago.
*Also, with all that has been happening in the Brentwood/Bayshore area, please keep the area (and all of Long Island) in intention increased prayer.
In Jesus’ Name we pray.
Here is a list of our BPBC Community “Praises & Prayers” as of Sunday, September 4th, 2016:
Vicki asked for prayers for Audrey (whom we have covered in prayer many times before) as she is going to a nursing home in Ohio. Prayers for her grandson, Benjamin, as he has a lot of reading for college. Praise God that Vicki’s incident with her car this week worked out and wasn’t too bad. Also, Vicki lifted up praise for the gift she received from brother Edward.
Sandy lifted up praise and prayer for an unspoken request.
Terri lifted up continued prayers for the Dengelis family, also for Deidre who has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She also lifted up her nephew Charlie in prayer.
Kathy offered praise to God regarding his protecting and watching over her and her family. She lifted up her daughter, Karen, in prayer and her friend Barbara.
Meredith offered praise and prayer regarding her return to work on the bus this week. May God continue to watch over and care for her and her family. In regards to the schools, may this be a good and safe year.
Pastor Mike lifted up prayers for the friends and families of the victims of the shooting in the Brentwood/ Bayshore area. He specifically prayed for that region of Long Island. Also, Pastor Mike lifted up praise and prayer regarding the advancement, growth, and maturity of the “Preterist Movement”. He lifted up prayers for a fellow pastor named Mike Loy in Illinois, and his family.
Elder Steve H. lifted up praise and prayer that Melissa and her boyfriend came to church, and prayed that she might come to church more often. He lifted up praise that we indeed are a praying church that often has the opportunity to see answered prayer and receive testimonies for the glory of God.
In Jesus Name!
Praises & Prayers of our BPBC community as of Sunday, August 21st, 2016:
Pastor Steve prayed that God would continue to be with and bless his family, especially his grandchildren, his son – who had a test for work this week. Also, he lifted up praise for 32 years of marriage to Olivia, and thanked God for her zeal.
Kevin prayed for a local family suffering the loss of their child in a pool accident.
Elder Steve H. offered praise for answered prayer in regards to the transition of his mom as well as the health of his daughter. He lifted up prayers for coworkers, asked for guidance and peace for all that is going on at work, as well as asked that God work work within His family that they would come to know Him more.
Vicki offered praise thanking God for all that He does. She lifted up prayers for her grandaughter Anna who was in a car accident last week (thank God she wasn’t injured), however please pray that she finds peace in all the dealings with the car. Vicki also asked that God continue to be with and look over our church, as well as the United States of America.
Meredith offered praise in God’s looking over and providing healing for Larry. She asked that God would be more closer with him when he gets discouraged. Also, she prayed that the doctors would be given wisdom from on high in the recommendations of treatment and medication.
Kathy offered praise for answered prayer in regards to Karen, and asked that Karen’s doctors would be given that wisdom from on high in regards to her treatment as well. She lifted up her friend Barbara, and Barbara’s husband in prayer for healing, peace, and comfort. Also, Kathy prayed for the families suffering devastation in LA., as well as Pastor Mike’s dealing with his car.
Pastor Mike offered a praise for seeing familiar faces that we haven’t seen a while at church this past Sunday, also he praised God for the inspiration He provides and His blessings us beyond our understanding. Pastor Mike also prayed regarding his car situation, as well as for a friend’s cousin Hector who was in an accident. Also, Pastor Mike lifted up prayers for the White family, as they lost a family member last week.
We lift up our praises and prayers in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ.
Here is a list of the “praises and prayers” of our BPBC community as of Sunday, August 14th, 2016:
Kathy D. offered praise to God regarding His wonderful care and love. She lifted up prayers for Barbara and Karen. Lord, work Your wonders!
Terri lifted up prayers for her mom, and continued prayers for the Dengelis family.
Pastor Miano lifted up prayers for our membership (those who may need our prayers), also specific prayers for the Hernandez family, as well as the friends, family, and co-workers close to the Hernandez family. Also, Andy’s daughter (Sophia) was not feeling well and he requested we pray. Lonnie and Mariyln are always in our communal prayers. Finally, Pastor Mike lifted up prayers for Baton Rouge and Wisconsin, along with other areas dealing with calamity and unrest. God, be our Healer!
Also, praise that Jean Marie Prince from Inspired Blessings T.V., was able to visit and share her testimony and ministry with us.
We lift up our praises and prayers in the Wonderful and Mighty Name of Jesus Christ.
Praises and Prayers of the BPBC Community as of Sunday, August 7th, 2016:
Elder Steve H offered praise for answered prayer, especially since we at BPBC are a praying church, he is always afforded the opportunity to pray for others and witness answered prayer. Steve also asked for prayer for a coworker who may have cancer. Lord, we pray for miraculous healing in accordance with Your Will.
Please keep the Hernandez family in prayer as they mourn the loss a family member (Steve’s cousin).
Meredith offered praise for our church and how we are like a family. She also lifted up praise for our being a “praying church”. She lifted up prayer, and requested others to do so as well, on behalf of her husband and his battle with shingles. May God provide healing.
Kathy D. offered praise regarding the healing of her bronchitis. Also, she lifted up prayers for her daughter Karen, as well as her friend Barbara who is going through chemo, and could surely use our prayers.
Brian lifted up praises for Ricky Carranza and the work that he is doing. Also, he prayed that Ricky would be blessed with abundant opportunities to share his testimony and his work/ ministry. Also, he prayed that Ricky would have a safe flight home to Finland. He also lifted up prayers for Finland and the United States regarding the rise of secularism and Islam, may we Christians have the fortitude to demolish the strongholds.
Please pray for Terri’s mom who had a fall this week and will have to stay in a rehabilitation facility.
Deacon Ed could use our prayers as he deals with some issues surrounding his home.
Pastor Mike offered up prayers regarding the “silent prayers” that may be in the hearts and minds of our congregation. He praised God that He knows our prayers and praises prior to our voicing them. Also, Pastor Mike lifted up prayer for the “Preterist community” and those who bring forth efforts to highlight the fulfilled truth. May God provide us with encouragement, conviction, and clarity in regards to our work – may it always be for His glory alone. Finally, Pastor Mike closed our community prayer by lifting up a praise for all that God has done and is doing in and through Blue Point Bible Church.
Here is a list of our corporate “praises and prayers” at B.P.B.C. as of Sunday, July 5th, 2016:
Kevin offered a praise for participation in Hope Day. Also, he praised God that there has been improvement in regards to sister Rebecca’s health. Please pray for Joe who asked that God give him strength to stop smoking.
Kathy asked that we pray for her daughter and her issue with the medication she is taking. Also, she asked us to pray about the new dog they are welcome into the home – that it would be a good fit.
Michelle asked that we pray for her friend Jill and her emergency heart surgery, as well as Jill’s mom and dad. Praise God that Michelle’s uncle, whom we have been praying for, had a good scan recently.
Sandy offered and asked for prayer regarding her co-worker Claudia who is dealing with cancer.
Steve H. offered praise for participation in Hope Day. He praised God for interaction with and prayed for a young special needs girl he met at the event. Continued praise and prayer regarding Andrea’s healthcare.
Pastor Mike offered praise to God regarding all the testimonies and the Spirit which enabled us to walk in “intentionally increased prayer” throughout the month of May. He prayed regarding the “burden for doctrinal truth” on Long Island – let it be so.
We offer up our praises and prayers for the glory of God alone, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Praises & Prayers of Blue Point Bible Church community as of May, 22nd, 2016:
Terri asked God to bless and help sister Rebecca through all her medical dealings.
Michelle lifted up prayer for her uncle and his scan on Tuesday, as well as her co-worker’s husband Brent and the testing he is going through.
Kathy praised God for the celebration they were going to have for her daughter’s birthday. Also, she prayed for her grandson’s friend Neil who was diagnoses wiith liver cancer. Also, Kathy prayed for Marilyn and Lonnie.
Elder Steve H prayed for and asked that we keep a few of his co-workers in prayer throughout the week, not to mention the workplace itself. Also, he praised God for his family and the celebration of his son’s birthday this week.
Pastor Mike prayed that God would lead us to be distracted by His work and wonders. Healthy distractions. He prayed that God’s will be manifested in increasing measure regarding His kingdom, our church, and our lives. Also, Pastor Mike prayed for our nation and our Island, that God would increase the measure of His kingdom in our land.
Pastor Steve prayed that God would bring forth healing and peace to his friend Ginny’s mother who is suffering from congestive heart failure.
Sandy prayed that God would intervene in her sister’s life and also lifted up prayer for Jim.
The Lord knows our prayers before we ask. We simply lift them up, for His glory, allowing us to see His work and understand His will. In Jesus’ Name!
Praises & Prayers of Blue Point Bible Church community as of April 24th, 2016:
Pastor Miano mentioned this past Sunday that I have asked us to designate the month of May as a month of “Intentionally Increased Prayer”. May 5th is recognized as “National Day of Prayer”, and on
May 13th, he will be a participant in praying for Long Island Awakening. This Sunday, Pastor Miano will have more details how we can bring “Intentionally Increased Prayer” into our congregation.
Terri reminded us to be continually praying for sister Rebecca. Also, Kathy exhorted us to pray for Rebecca. This is an area I have expressed the faith in seeing a miracle in the month of May. Rebecca has asked that we not only pray for the availability of a kidney, but also prayers concerning her rising blood pressure and that it would stabilize.
Vicki offered praise regarding our devotional discussions in “Sunday School”. She also asked for prayer for her grandchildren- Anna and Benjamin. Also, Vicki offered praise that God continues to preserve our church.
Kathy lifted up prayer for JoAnn who is battling terminal lung cancer. She praised God for helping her daughter and son-in-law feel better, and she asked that God would enable her not to be as tired this week as she was the week before. Also, Kathy reminded us to be praying for our nation, especially concerning the upcoming elections.
Robin asked us to pray for a woman who is battling terminal brain cancer.
Pastor Mike offered praise that God’s spirit has the ability to change our attitudes, as well as offered praise regarding all that God is doing and will do in and through our church. He asked for prayer concerning the upcoming Long Island Awakening, as well as the desire for God to continually increase our faith.
Steve H. prayed for his daughter Andrea concerning her medical coverage and the great care she has been able to receive through N.Y.U. He also admonished us to pray for those who do not have access to health care. Steve lifted up praise that our God is truly a great God!
May God continue to to work in and through us!
Praises & Prayers of Blue Point Bible Church Community as of March 27th, 2016:
Meredith offered praise regarding the Spring season, the renewal of and gift of life, and the peace that it brings. She also exhorted us to keep Priscilla’s family in prayer at the loss of her mother.
Pastor Mike thanked God that there is power in the Body of Christ (His Church). Also, he asked for prayer for an acquaintances mother named Chris.
Terri offered praise regarding Christ’s work on the cross and the wonderful reality it consummated for us. She asked for us to continue lifting up the prayers of the church.
Deacon Ed asked that God continue to walk with his family, perhaps a little closer than usual, as they deal with the details of a house fire. He thanked God that no one was hurt, and asked that we pray his mother-in-law through all the confusion and mess.
Kathy D. thanked God for the real meaning of the resurrection. She asked that we continue to pray for Nancy’s husband also prayers for the Densing family.
Deacon Brian offered praise regarding the the meaning behind “Good Friday” and “Easter Sunday” – ultimately the consummation of the New Covenant. Thank God we are not under the Law of sin and death. Also, Brian asked that God continued be with the Silsbe family as they are dealing with the house fire and details to get their home fixed.
Praises & Prayers of Blue Point Bible Church Community as of March 20th, 2016:
Brian offered a thanks for all that was accomplished through Palm Sunday. Our Lord riding in the city of Jerusalem on a donkey, and now He resides within our hearts.
Terri asked us to continue to keep sister Rebecca in prayer. And well as traveling mercies for all of our guests this conference weekend.
Vicki offered praise for the End Times Conference, she asked for traveling mercies for all of our speakers and guests, she thanks God for her granddaughter Anna’s acceptance to SBU, and she reminded us to keep our nation in prayer.
Maggie asked us to pray for all that are involved in this “Preterist Reformation, especially the young generation that has the passion and energy. She also thanked God for and asked for prayers for her husband Jack (and his soon coming knee surgery)
Pastor Mike offered praise for the conference and all that was done for the glory of God.
Steve H offered praise regarding the gracious gift of God’s Word and the teachings that came forth at our conference.
Kathy D. offered praise regarding a beautiful weekend at BPBC, and offered prayers regarding those who have to travel home. Also she lifted up a prayer of “special need” for Nancy’s husband who was in a motorcycle accident.
Mary Deaanne offered praise for the privilege to be at the BPBC Bible conference and the ability to meet others who share beliefs in “fulfillment”, and thanked God for the freedom to assemble that we have in the United States. She also offered up a prayer that God would lead us to and bring those to us who are thirsty for the knowledge of God.
Mert offered a praise regarding another day God has gifted us with as well as the proclamation of God’s Word at Blue Point Bible Church.
Erin offered a praise that she attended our conference and that her husband was with her. She thanked BPBC for hosting the conference and bringing about the knowledge of “fulfillment”.
Pastor Steve offered praise regarding the hosting of the conference, all the work done by Pastor Mike, and a praise regarding all the speakers and topics. He thanked God for giving the next generation energy and passion to see the reforming efforts of Preterism.
BPBC Praises & Prayers as of Sunday, February 28th, 2016
Vicki praised God for the gift of salvation, and that her granddaughter Anna will be baptized this coming Sunday, March 6th. Glory to God!
Kathy D. offered a praise that she had the opportunity to be a witness for Christ and utilize our ‘Worldview Survey’ in talking about the details of the faith with a friend. Also, Kathy asked that we keep two of her friends in prayer – Carmen (stem in heart) and Joanne and her stomach tests.
Terri asked us to praise for the Macey family as they mourn the loss of Jeanette.
Edward H. offered praise for BPBC, the ministry of the pastor, elder Steve and Pastor Steve’s help with rides to Bible study and service. Edward also offered a praise and requested prayer for the representative that helped with recently with paying rent and opportunity to share.
Pastor Mike asked for prayer community organizations working on healing the community, and a specific prayer for families of those who experience loss. Praise for all that God has been doing to bring healing to Long Island.
Pastor Steve asked that God would be glorified through all that we are putting together for the ‘End Time Conference’ at the Blue Point Bible Church (March 18th-20th).
Also, please pray for sister Rebecca – as she had surgery this week. Also, continued prayers requested for the Pace’s (Marilyn & Lonnie).
We lift up our praises & praises, in and through Jesus Christ.
Here is a list our our community praises and prayers as of Sunday, February 7th, 2016:
Pastor Mike asked that we pray for a friend’s mom, Martha Restrepo, as she goes through chemo for cancer. May God give her comfort and healing. Also, Pastor Mike offered praise for opportunities to demonstrate faith that God readily provides, and our going through Wiser Together in Sunday School.
Keep sister Rebecca in our prayers, as she underwent a blood transfusion as of this Sunday. She recently helped me with a study project and has been in touch, therefore we praise God for continually helping her.
Meredith praised God for Wendy Shores recovery and asked that we continue to keep her in our prayers.
Kathy offered praise that God kept her family safe and brought them through the recent storm.
Vicki offered praise regarding how glorious our God is, that He would continue to preserve our church. Vicki also thanked God for answered prayer- 2 unspoken requests that has found God’s blessing.
Edward H. offered praise for BPBC, the ministry of the pastor, and that he was able to donate a t.v. And a Playstation to the church to use. Also, Edward has been more than blessed recently with a new phone, and getting a new t.v.soon.
Sandy offered a praise for God always providing love and peace.
Terri offered praise for our new video series in Sunday School.
Deacon Ed praised God that we were able to make repairs to the boiler and get it fired up.
Pastor Steve praised God for continually revealing Himself to us. He truly is the Rock of our salvation. Pastor Steve expressed faith and trust in God in regards to comforting him and his family.
We lift up our praises and prayers for Your glory, Lord. In the Mighty Name of Jesus.
Here is a list of our commununity praises and prayers as of Sunday, January 31st, 2016:
Edward H. lifted up praise for BPBC and the ministry of the pastor. Also, God surely guided his through the process of giving the vehicle back to the dealer. Thank God for that!
Pastor Steve offered praise that God is healing and bringing his sister through recovery from her surgeries. May God continue to provide that peace and healing that surpasses our human understanding.
Kathy D. asked for prayers for her daughter and son-in-law as they are dealing with illness. May God provide healing.
Sandy asked for prayer for her friend MaryAnn, that God may be glorified in and through her life. May God provide Sandy with wisdom on how to further encourage MaryAnn in Biblical discussions.
Terri offered praise to God for all that He has done and provided for her in life.
Vicki offered praise that God that the pain in her arthritic foot has been easing. Praise God for a good annual meeting last Friday.
Pastor Mike offered praise regarding a recent meeting with the Deputy Police Commissioner and talking about outreach. Praise God for what the Commission is doing through COTA. Also, please lift up prayers that God will continue to lead us fruitfully into the new year. Keep those in our church close to your hearts, be praying for each of us – God knows our needs. 🙂
In Jesus Name.
Vicki offered a praise yet asked us to be continually praying for Audrey. She is now settled in nursing home, let’s pray God will be with her. Also, Vicki offered a praise for her granddaughter is making wise choices, which is surely answered prayer.
Elder Steve H. offered a praise regarding all that God gives and does in his life. He asked for specific prayer for Gladys as her cousin was in a fatal accident this past week. Also, a friend of a friend is trying to bury her dad but having a hard time with the process. May God provide comfort, clarity, and the miraculous in these regards providing us with more and more answered prayer.
Pastor Miano asked that we offer praise and prayer regarding an effective and fruitful year at BPBC. May God be glorified in all that we do.
We lift these praises and prayers up in one accord, in Jesus’ mighty name, for the glory of God.
Our List of Praises & Prayers as of December 13th, 2015
Elder Steve H. offered a praise for the survey sister Sandy had given out and how it helped him get some things ‘back on track’. Also, offered praise and requested prayer that God would continue to strengthen him with all that he has on his plate- work and family.
Edward H. offered praise for BPBC, the ministry of the pastor, the rides he has received from Elder Steve. Also, he offered a praise and requested prayer regarding the car situation he has shared with us.
Sandy asked for prayers for her sister regarding her sight. May God continue to work a miracle. 🙂
Craig offered praise regarding his recent job opportunities.
Vicki offered praise for a past ‘nice weekend’, she asked that we continue to pray for our nation, and also that Christians would be able to explain why God isn’t fixing the problems.
Kathy D. shared a praise that she had the opportunity to minister to someone this past week. Also, she asked that we would pray for her son-in-law who us suffering some stomach issues, and also that the washer machine issues at home would be fixed properly.
Michelle offered a praise that her uncle whom we have been praying for, had a text last week and the results came back ‘negative’. Glory to God!
Pastor Mike asked for prayer regarding recent weeks of not feeling so well- physically and mentally, seemingly “off script” since horrid discussion with some people attacking Preterism. He asked that we would pray he gets back on track and focus, especially during this ‘Advent Season’. He asked for prayers for the Smith Family as they deal with loss of a loved one, Prayers for the Schilling’s and the Silsbe’s as they are on vacation. May God bring them back refreshed and encouraged.
Also, prayers requested for sister Rebecca as she goes through all the medical issues she is dealing with.
Continue to pray for those whom we have not seen at ‘church’ for a while, that God would be encouraging them and working in and through them while they are away from us, however that God would bless us with their presence soon enough.
We offer these things up, in the Mighty Name of Jesus.
Here is a list of our Praises & Prayers as of this past Sunday, December 6th, 2015:
Vicki asked us to continue to pray for Audrey. As of this week the hospital is looking for a nursing home to send her to. Also, Vicki asked for prayers for her daughter.
Edward H. offered praise for BPBC, the ministry of the pastor, and the help he gets from Elder Steve H. Also, he thanked God that things always work out- and asked that we keep him in prayer regarding issues with car payment.
Michelle offered a praise and surely an answered prayer request. We have been praying for her uncle as he has been going through treatments and testing. His test this past Sunday which we were praying about went well! His diagnosis is diminishing as he receives treatment. Glory to God!
Olivia asked us to pray for her friend, Phyllis and her brother. Her brother is dealing with everything and it has become a detriment to his health. Pray God works a miracle in his heart and mind, and brings comfort to them both. Also, Olivia asked that we pray for her friend who has an operation coming up on December 18th.
Pastor Mike offered praise regarding the Advent discussion we started and will continue on Saturdays, through this season up to Christmas Eve. Also, he offered a praise for a great prayer time this morning. Please keep him in prayer as he prays through and works on our ‘church vision’ for 2016, namely how we can continue to walk worthy of being an environment that bears Spiritual fruit for God. Also, he asked for prayer regarding a concept relating to Service opportunities we will be doing next year, ultimately furthering our discipleship. Please pray for friend Carolyn as she deals with some medical issues. And prayers for Sam Frost, as things on the internet got a bit out of hand.
Terri asked for continued prayers for her friend, Randy Rizzuto. Also, she asked for prayers for a couple friends – Maryanne, Dennis, Janet Lacey, and her mom.
Elder Steve H. offered praise for the new “IF Series” on Saturday nights at BPBC, especially the challenge to consider “sins of omission”. He asked for prayers regarding the “little ones” of our surrounding world. See, Matthew 10:24
Kevin asked that we pray for his daughter, Patricia, as she goes to have the recent lump that was found removed. God provide comfort, healing, and blessings to her and their family.
Craig asked for prayer regarding a prostate lump, that God would provide comfort to him and wisdom to the doctors. May God provide Craig with guidance and faith in his decisions.
Rebecca S. asked we pray regarding her losing sight in both eyes, she mentioned that she has had surgery on the left eye. She is still in need of a kidney. May God provide according to His goodwill and intention. Also, she asked that we pray for her and all, especially her in regards to losing faith, and her need for hope and patience.
We lift up our community prayers for the glory of God, and in the Name of Jesus!
Here is a list of the praises & prayers of our community (B.P.B.C.) as of this past Sunday, November 29th, 2015:
Kevin offered a praise that despite a rather trying week, he was able to gather with us on Sunday. He asked for continued prayer in regards to hernia pain. He also asked us to prayer for his daughter, Patricia, as she goes for testing (on Dec. 11th) regarding a lump in her breast. May God work His wonders.
Vicki asked that we continue to pray for Audrey. Audrey was sent to the hospital this week. Let us also pray for others that are in nursing homes; that they would find joy and comfort this season. She expressed a joy for celebrating Thanksgiving everyday.
Kathy asked that we pray for her son-in-law who’s neck has been hurting quite a bit. Also, her daughter has a cold. Kathy also admonished us to be in prayer for our nation as well as Christians who are suffering all over the world. Kathy also asked that we pray “traveling mercies” for her as she travels to Pennsylvania this weekend.
Sandy offered praise for a good Thanksgiving with Brian and his mother. May God continue to provide both her and Brian with opportunities to trade “If Only’s” for glorious realities.
Edward H. offered praise for BPBC, the ministry of the pastor, and Elder Steve H’s continual help with ride to church. Also, he offered a praise that God continues to show Himself faithful by making his finances work so that he is able to enjoy things like his new car, etc.
Elder Steve H. asked for prayer for a young woman at his job named Ashley. She has been suffering from terrible back pain and may need surgery. May God work a miracle and bring healing to Ashley! Also, Steve offered praise regarding the recent nice weather and the opportunities he had to spend time with his son, and he offered continued praise for how well his family is doing.
Michelle asked that we continue to pray for her uncle, and this past Sunday he was going for a scan. Let’s hope and pray to receive a testimony of healing and comfort.
Pastor Miano asked that we continue to pray for healing for sisters Rebecca and Raven. It surely was great to see Ms. Raven in our “Devotion Time” on Sunday. 🙂
Also, Pastor Miano asked for prayer regarding some possible upcoming opportunities- specifically a ‘Public Access’ T.V. Show and God willing a discussion about eschatology with Mr. David Wood, a well-noted Christian apologists.
Deacon Ed wasn’t feeling too well earlier in the week, however from emails it seems that God has finally brought comfort and healing. Also, Pastor Miano had dental surgery this week and is healing well. Glory to God!
Also, prayerfully we will see many of you this Satuday, December 5th for the launch of our Advent Series, “IF: Trading Your ‘If Only’ Regrets for God’s ‘What If’ Possibilities. Join us on Saturdays from 7PM to 8:30PM.
May God continue to bless your life and enlarge your borders of blessing.
In Service to Him,
Pastor Michael Miano
P.S. – I wrote a short blog regarding our Advent Series and pray you will be blessed with it. Here is a link:
Praises & Prayers of Blue Point Bible Church as of Sunday, November 22nd, 2015:
Vicki offered praise regarding the sale of Audrey’s house as well as a praise regarding her grandchildren who are in college. Also, Vicki mentioned suffering from acute arthritis. Please keep her healing in prayer.
Kathy offered a praise regarding her daughter’s blood test results. Also, Kathy asked for prayer regarding the terrorism in Belgium as well as the soon return of her wallet.
Edward H. offered praise for Blue Point Bible Church, the ministry of the Pastor, as well as Elder Steve H. who has been giving him rides to church. Please continue to pray and praise regarding God’s working out the details in Edward’s life as well as his trusting in Him.
Pastor Miano had asked for prayer regarding the terrorism that is going on in the world and that ‘common sense’ would play a large factor in how decisions are made. Also, Pastor Miano asked that we pray for sister Terri’s dogs- yet instant praise when we saw her in service and learned they were home safe.
Continued prayers for the medical issues and healing for Rebecca and Raven.
Deacon Ed offered praise regarding his mother-in-laws birthday and that she is soon to come home. May God bring comfort and wisdom. Also, Ed mentioned Kerri coming home for the holidays which is a praise, as well as good news regarding the Blue Point Park issues being resolved.
Prayers were requested for Deacon Brian’s mother.
Elder Steve H. offered praise for a productive ‘Fall Clean-Up’ at the church, especially for Deacon George’s tractor. Also, Steve praise God for the fruit he is seeing regarding those who are seeking Truth in Christ.
Prayers were requested for the Schillings, especially Christopher and his soon to be wife, Jamie. May God bring blessings into their lives and future.
May each of us at B.P.B.C., as well as our loved ones have a blessed holiday season, and surely that we walk worthy of blessing others.
All of that said, here is a link to our “Post -Thanksgiving Message” on Youtube. Enjoy.
In Service to Christ,
Pastor Michael Miano
B.P.B.C. Praises and Prayers as of Sunday, November 15th, 2015
This past Sunday noting the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris, we prayed, “Give us courage, Lord, that we may speak forth light in this dark world. Forgive us our weaknesses and our fear, transform our wavering into a certain proclamation of your salvation and justice”.
Olivia asked that we pray for Anne who due to medical issues may have to get a pacemaker. Pray that God brings healing and comfort to our beloved sister. Also, she asked us to pray for Gary’s son Christian who just had surgery and the details are still being figured out.
Terri asked for continued prayers for Pat R., Joe M., Glenn D. Also, she asked that we pray for her mom.
Edward H. offered praise for B.P.B.C. as well as the ministry of the Pastor, as well as the faithful and continued rides of Elder Steve. Also, Edward offered extra praise for good health and stregth.
Brian offered praise that he had a good Saturday, seeing many people he had not seen in quite a while. He asked for continued pray for his mom. The Lord knows what best for all, may He continually provide Spiritual wisdom that strengthens and encourages us as to how to better know His will.
Kevin offered a praise regarding his daughter and the recent scholarship she recieved.
Deacon Ed offered praise that his mom now has no more dizziness, and it was solved with simple hyrdration. Ed also asked that we continue to keep Gail and her mom in prayer. Surely it was a praise that his mother-in-law celebrated her 99th birthday on Sunday. Glory to God.
Also, please continue to keep Ed S.’s efforts at work and in the neighborhood in prayer. Also, Elder Steve H. could surely use the praise and prayer regarding God continually providing wisdom, strength, and perservance pertaining to his workplace. Craig has asked for prayer and wisdom in regards to his continuing to grow in the grace and knowledge of God.
I ask that we continue to pray for our brethren worldwide, especially those suffering persecution. May God provide strength. Pray for national leaders worldwide. Praise God for the liberties we enjoy here in America, especially pertaining to life and life to the full. I enjoyed square dancing with Olivia and Steve this past weekend. Our Harvest Dinner as well as our Box Packing Party for OCC were amazing, and surely God-glorifying. Also, a personal praise is that Raven has a new job which she really enjoys.
May all that we pray, all that we say, and especially all that we do further His Kingdom and His Glory! In Jesus Name.
B.P.B.C. Praises & Prayers as of Sunday, November 8th, 2015
Blessings in Christ Jesus,
This evening we had our annual ‘Harvest Dinner’ at the Blue Point Bible Church. I (Pastor Mike) was able to share a short message about being grateful for our blessings in the midst of life’s trials and tribulations. I shared about “nurturing our Common Life” as we grow in our faith, as we fellowship together, and ultimately as we praise God for what we have in Christ Jesus .
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those of us in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1)”.
With the same attitude of praise, let us lift up our community ‘praises & prayers’ as of this Sunday, November 8th, 2015:
Deacon Ed S. asked for prayer for “the mom’s” (his mother-in-law, as well as his mother) who are dealing with medical issues and could use the prayers and healing in faith. Also, keep Gail and her sister who have been taking care of his mother-in-law. All in all keep Ed’s family in prayer.
Sandy asked for continued prayer for Brian’s mother. Also, she noted that difficult decisions may have to be made, therefore requested that we keep her and Brian in prayer through all of that.
Kathy D. asked us to pray about her wallet, and I am glad to offer a praise that she was able to locate it. Also, keep her father-in-law in prayer as he goes through testing. Her friend Pat could use our prayers as well.
Edward offered praise for BPBC and the ministry of the Pastor. Also, he offered praise that Elder Steve H. is able to provide rides to and from church until he is able to get his new car on the road. The new car is surely a praise as well!
Olivia asked us to keep Steve is prayer, as it seemed his back was acting up. PRAISE REPORT – Thank God for chiropractors, Pastor Steve was back in action helping out a ton with setting up for Operation Christmas Child as well as the Harvest Dinner.
Kevin asked that we keep his friend Danny, who has cancer all over, in our prayers. May God provide strength and healing to Danny.
Michelle asked that we continue to keep her uncle in our prayers as he goes through his 3rd treatment on Thursday.
Craig offered a praise and prayer regarding an upcoming broadcasting his is planning with Pastor Miano concerning 9-11. Also, he mentioned a praise regarding a fruitful conversation with a woman on Facebook regarding 9-11 events.
Pastor Miano shared praises for a refreshing week, the blessing of officiating the marriage ceremony of his aunt and her new husband the past weekend, also the privilege of sharing the Gospel with receptive hearts all week. He asked that we pray for healing for Raven (Praise that she is feeling better as this is being written), as well as continued prayer for sister Rebecca. Also, Pastor Miano asked that we join him in devoted prayer for friends and family who have requested prayer- in Jesus’ Mighty Name!
Noting our devotion on Sunday morning let us continue to pray for local officials and politics as we seek to “drive spokes in the wheel”s of injustice”.
B.P.B.C. Praises & Prayers as of Sunday, October 25th, 2015
Elder Steve H. offered praise that God works in the midst of our chaotic world, schedules, and lives. He expressed praise for Dr.Cynthia Bailey’s testimony. Also, Elder Steve asked us to continue to pray for Deacon Ed’s mother-in-law, as well as their family. Please pray as Steve’s whole family has been traveling over the last couple weeks and will continue into this week. Travel mercies in the Name of our Lord.
Pastor Miano offered praise for the ‘Thank You’ card and praise that was sent to our church by a woman named Wendy, for whom we have been praying. Also, Pastor Miano exhorted us with a ‘testimony’ regarding how struggles with cancer have led some to faith in Christ, and he brought before us the story of Saint Peregrine: The Patron Sain of Cancer. Pastor asked that we pray for Brother Edward H. who was not able to join us for fellowship this weekend. Also, please lift up prayers for the families that suffered loss and injury in the Oklohoma State parade. And of course, please keep The Power of Preterism Network and all that pastor does in ministry in prayer for opportunity and “power”.
Kevin asked for prayer for a couple friends: Vern G. (pancreatic cancer), Shawn Dickson, and others.
Vicki asked that we continue prayers for her friend, Audrey, whom we have been praying for.
Pastor Steve S. asked that we pray for Pam’s daugter who had the twins as she deals with postpartum preeclampsia.
Olivia offered praise that through all her checkups, she is doing well. Please pray that the wellness and “good news” in that regard, continues.
Craig asked we continue to pray for his friend’s sister, Melissa, who is going through hypertheriac treatments due to a tick bite from 18 years ago.
Kathy D. reminded us to continue to pray for sister Rebecca, as well as continued prayer requested for her friend Lana, as well as her friend JoAnn. Also, please keep Kathy in prayer as she deals with the side effects of her medication. May God supply healing and wellness.
“Restore our fortunes, Lord, as streams renew the desert. Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy (Psalm 126:5)”.
Praises & Prayers as of October 21st, 2015
This past Sunday, Pastor Miano exhorted us with the quote from missionary/ martyr Jim Elliot, “Father, make of me a crisis man, make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me”.
That quote is in line with our intentional focus on being a community that fosters a collective and individual focus on formation in the way of Jesus Christ.
Here are the PRAISES & PRAYERS of our community:
Olivia have revealed no cancer thus far, which is surely a praise, yet we ask for continued prayer.
Steve and Olivia’s friend, Pam, her daughter, for whom we have been praying, had twins.
Ed S. offered praise that his mother-in-law does not have a worse diagnosis, yet please continue to ask Go to be with her and comfort her and she ages. Prayers for Ed’s family are appreciated.
Kathy praised God that she is beginning to feel better, moving away from the effects of bronchitis. Also, her daughter is feeling better, as we requested through prayer. Kathy asked us to pray about the Bus strikes, as friends were being effected, and continued prayers for friends Cora and Bob. Kathy also reminded us to keep sister Rebecca in prayer.
Terri offered praise that God provides healing for friends that we pray for, and asked prayer for friends – Dennis, the Rizzuto family, MaryAnn M., Glenn D. , Pat and a friend others. Praiseworthy is the fact that our Lord knows what we have need of before we ask.
Edward H. offered continued praises for the ministry of Blue Point Bible Church, as well as the ministry of the pastor, and offered a praise regarding recent events that his friends are beginning to work on weight/ health issues. Edward offered praise that God has shown Himself faithful in giving him good health.
Craig asked us to pray for his friends sister who has accute lyme disease which had been undetected for years. She is undergoing chemo because antibiotics have been unaffective. Please pray for healing.
Prayers for Brian and Sandy, as Brian’s mother fell early on Sunday.
Please keep Deacon George H. in prayer this week as he goes for testing on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday regarding recent stomach issues. Let us look forward to a good report for the glory of God.
Pastor Miano asked for prayers for the Cremer family, and friends of their family who lost a son this past week.
Pray for Sue, a friend of Olivia and Steve, that healing continues and works through her knees.
Continued prayers requested for Michelle’s uncle as he goes through chemotherapy.
In Jesus’ Name.
Praise and Prayers for the week of Sunday, October 11th, 2015
Steve H. offered praise for the hike that Ed brought us on
Edward offered praise for BPBPC, the ministry of the pastor, as well as the rides from work he has been receiving for Steve H. Also, please pray that Edward continues to recieve good news about his monetary benefits, which he said he could clearly use.
Meredith offered a praise that Wendy, for whom who have been praying for, is doing well after a “radical procedure”. She detailed a surgery she received on her foot in 2010 and asked that we pray she regains strength in her other foot. Also, please pray for Meredith and her family’s finances.
Brian asked that we continue to keep his mother in prayer, as she is 90 years old and is in pain.
Vicki reminded us to continue to keep our nation, as well as BPBC in our prayers. She offered praise that God continues to show Himself faithful in her life. Also, she praised God that the “prodigal daughter” has returned. 🙂
Terri asked us to pray for Wayne’s co-worker MaryAnn, as her husband reciently passed away. Also, continued prayers for Joe M.
Kevin asked us to pray for a girl his daughter plays tennis with named Rachel and her family. The Lord knows all things.
Pastor Miano exhorted us to continue to pray for our enemies, or that God would reveal to us who our enemies are. Also, he asked for prayer for the launch of the Power of Preterism Network as well as his upcoming debate with Mr. Albert, as well as a continued concentrated effort in advancing the Gospel.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name!
Praise & Prayers for the week of Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Vicki’s testing went well – no osteoporosis
Steve H. offered a praise that Andrea was accepted into the NYU program for MS
Also, praise God that Steve is continually offered the opportunity to share his faith at work and the people enjoy the perspective our church offers on Biblical details.
Ed’s daughter Alicia is feeling better & is able to get involved in the program she is working for.
Praise that hurricane Joachim has moved away from hitting us.
Praise that the Schilling’s made it back from vacation in the South.
God is so good to each and every one of us.
Kathy D. had called Pastor and expressed not feeling well. Please pray she recovers to good health soon.
Pastor Mike asked for prayer for his mom in some personal matters, also healing for Tony Pomales,
Pray that Pastor Miano displays gentleness and truth in his upcoming Debate with Mr. Carl Albert
Prayer that Edward H. continues to work hard on obtaining his license
Prayers for Olivia as she goes in for surgery on Tuesday. Let us await a testimony of praise.
Michelle asked for prayer for her uncle who was diagnosed with cancer and is in the hospital receiving chemo this week.
Pray for Deacon Ed’s mother-in-law.
Prayers for the persecuted church.
Our community prayer for this month is that we continue to grow as a community that offers opportunity for people to be formed in the way of Jesus Christ.
Praise & Prayers for the week of Sunday, September 27th, 2015
Kathy’s son-in-law was able to help Vicki with her boiler.
The ministry of BPBC and the pastorate
Edward passed his driving permit this week!
Deacon Brian’s surgery seems to have gone well (continue prayer for healing requested)
Elder Steve H. mentioned a discussion with some people from work concerning the faith and the ‘audience relevance’ we promote in understanding the Bible.
Pastor Miano offered praise concerning discussions with others he helped understand the Preterist view, and how the view is expanding. Praise for House Doctor Pomales and his wife being at church.
Craig was able to buy a car from a website Pastor Miano shared with him.
Kathy’s daughter is feeling better (answered prayer from last week) & she was able to receive some new information to help with her ESL student.
Please pray for the following:
This week marks the return to a first full week for Kathy in class again- prayers appreciated.
The homeless and those who need someone to reach out and help.
Kevin’s car was broken into. Please pray for those who did this horrible deed, and furthermore, ask God to provide for Kevin as he goes through this ordeal.
Meredith’s bus company is going on strike and surely is in need of some change. Please ask the Lord to provide wisdom and conviction in those matters.
Robin H’s father is in need of guidance from God. The Lord promises wisdom when we ask.
Travel mercies for the Schillings & the Pomales’.
Michelle (Dr. Pomales wife) shared some medical issues, please pray that God provides speedy healing and strength for her.
Steve H.’s daughter Andrea and her medical issues, especially regarding new program with NYU.
Wendy Shores and her upcoming surgery this Wednesday. God has been so faithful!
Kathy’s friend Joanne has a tumor and needs prayer for good news and healing.
Meredith’s father-in-law has cancer and while it’s surely a praise he is of good health, he could surely use our prayers.