Join us in daily prayer. Updated March 21, 2019

Zion's Daily Prayers: WHO? WHAT? WOW! & WITNESS!



WHO? For whom is your greatest concern? - Consider those who are sick, injured, mourning, or struggling with life.

MaryJo, Barb and Ed and their family, Alice, JoAnn, Ronald, family of Heather Vanderpoole, Amy’s mother, Gananda community mourning the death of a teacher, Kaylie, family of Elaine Halsman, Cindy & family, Ray, Emily. Buckles family - MacKenzie and baby Hudson. Murry, Sue, Bridget, Tessa, Aunt Elaine, Gary, Crystal, Mike, Donna, Josh, Emily, Judy, Alice. Stephen, Kelly, Blair, Obadiah, Joshua, Nehemiah, Charles, LeAnn, Angela, Beth, Cassidy.

Tom’s job search, Al, Bob, Kathy, Carl, Vic & Darlene, David, Cheri, John Ross, Andy, Al, Bill, Amy, Waverly, Athena - mother of MJ, Marin, Barbara, Fred, Alvin, John, Helen, Frank, Terry, those who fight addictions, Chuck, Lill, Cindy, Russell, Gubaire, Carrie, Chris. Wendy. Huck, Pat, Jordan, Ernest, Doris, Caleb, Jim, Jean, Dave, Marcia, Walter, Brenda, Bill, John.

[Please add your own ...]

(Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.)


Evolving Prayer”

Prayer is one of our core values at Zion. We are always seeking new ways to bring spiritual depth to our daily prayer life, to utilize prayer to draw us more closely together, and to bring us deeper into relationship with God. 

To encourage daily prayer by Zion’s members and friends, we take time during Sunday worship to lift up our spoken prayers. A member of the congregation will speak, and the pastor will affirm the spoken prayer by repeating it aloud. Consider balancing privacy with concern; using only first names when ever possible. Prayers from our 24-hour prayer line are added during worship.

Our faithful scribe, Cindy Plotzker, writes down every prayer request. She makes copies for distribution at the conclusion of the worship service. Members and friends in attendance are encouraged to use this list as a daily guide for prayer.

Pastor Todd uses the copied prayer list to update our prayer web page ( ), usually on Monday morning. Encouragement to check the web page are made on Zion’s Facebook page ( ), and, occasionally, by email. Editorial discretion is used by Pastor Todd to keep the list fresh and vibrant. 

Additions and edits to the prayer list may be forwarded to our Lay Leader, Sharon Boyd, or to Pastor Lida, or Pastor Todd. New prayer requests during the week are sent out to the email prayer chain and updated on the church web page as soon as practical. 

Please know that every effort is being made to uphold prayer requests with dignity, modesty, and respect. If there is an error, please bring it to Pastor Todd’s attention immediately so that it may be corrected. 

WHAT? What events, near and far, raise your greatest concerns?

Mourning the victims of New Zealand shooting

Midwest flooding

Pastoral transition and impacted families.

[Please add your own ...]

(Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.) 


WOW! I give God thanks for ...

WITNESS! What are signs of God at work in your life? Consider evidence of the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. - Galatians 5:22-23

Welcome home to Zion! Pastor Jeffrey Nowak, and family!

Beautiful weather last week, Spring is slowly arriving!

Safety when hit a deer!

Family gatherings!

[Please add your own ...]

Vision for Our Future

Be still. Stop thinking. Allow the Spirit of God to fill you. Listen for God to speak. Watch for God's will to be revealed. Where is God calling you? What is God asking you to do? Where is God calling the West Walworth: Zion United Methodist Church? What is God asking us to do?

Ongoing Prayers


(Please forward to Pastor Todd, Pastor Lida, or our Lay Leader, Sharon Boyd, any changes to our ongoing prayer lists. Contact information is on the front cover of the bulletin. Thank you!)

Sons & Daughters in the Military and First Responders

Josh, Billy, Jayden, Mavis, Sean, Brian, Nathan, John, Dustin, Dana, Louie, Mario.

Our shut-ins and home bound

Grace Ruth (Newark Manor)

Our Friends and Partners in Mission and Ministry

Friends finding comfort in our quilts, Williamson Come-Unity Center, Those served by the Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, Our Guatemala friends, Our Telica friends, Our missionary family: The Satres, serving in Cameroon. Our Bishop, Mark Webb. Our District Superintendent, Vonda Fossitt.

May we pray with you? May we pray for you? Use Zion's 24-hour prayer line: (315) 791-2105

May we pray with you? May we pray for you? Use Zion's 24-hour prayer line: (315) 791-2105



Start the PRAYER CHAIN: Jana Hodgkins (585) 377.0473 or Sharon Boyd (315) 524.9047

Link to our Daily Devotional: "The Upper Room"