Our Prayers

Please Hold in Prayer

We ask you to add to your prayers these members of our community and those whose names have been shared by community members. Whether we know their need or not, God knows.

You can request prayers for yourself or others using our Prayer Request Form.

  • Continued prayers Kiyomi Yatsuhashi’s family, after the passing of her mom, Masako Yatsuhashi.
  • The family of long-time Crawford member, Joan Ross, who passed away on June 6, 2024.
  • For Adriana, a young woman from Arlington, living with brain cancer for most of her young life, and dealing with medicinal side effects including blindness.
  • For the family and friends of Kevin Paul (especially his wife Gineen), Winchester postmaster and friend of Crawford, who passed away mid-May, 2024, after a long battle with liver cancer.
  • Pat Adamson, Judy Stafford’s former husband, who is battling esophageal cancer.
    Brian Rogers’ mother-in-law, Ginger MacDonald, who suffered a stroke on Monday (5/20).
  • Susan Blomquist’s dear friend Eileen DiRienzo who is receiving treatment for lung cancer that has metastasized to her brain.Bra
  • Kate Frisoli would like prayers for her sister, Linda Church Babb, whose husband Carl passed away last month is Casper Wyoming. Linda needs our prayers, too, because following his passing, she contracted pneumonia which required hospitalization. Linda is home now, with the aid of supplemental oxygen, but needs our prayers for both physical and emotional healing, for strength, and a return to good health.
  • Judy Stafford, on the loss of her brother Norm, who suffered from pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Aidan McElhinney (Amanda Strachan’s neighbor and a 2023 grad of Winchester High School), who was in a very serious car accident the week before Christmas, is now at Spaulding Rehab Hospital. He remains in a coma and still needs our prayers.
  • Bernadette asks us to prayer for her friend Xiley’s family. Xiley’s sister (Kathi) lost her house and her 10-year old son (Arian) in a tornado last week. Xiley’s 12-year old daughter (Ella) is also dealing with injuries and emotional trauma from the tragedy.
  • Thirteen year-old Tyler who is on life support after a liver transplant
  • O’Keefe, who has Leukemia and a mass in his jaw that needs to be removed
  • Ann Jampel, whose cancer has returned and requires a change in her treatment protocol.
  • Maureen Altavilla, who is undergoing chemo for recurrent ovarian cancer that came back very fast after having surgery to remove it
  • Elaine Lundin’s niece, Christina Elaine Pickering, who was recently diagnosed with advanced breast cancer
  • The Frisoli’s friend, Jim O’Reilly
  • Barbara Simonson, who has entered Hospice care.
  • Camille Gravallese, Sal Caraviello’s mom, who is recovering from breast cancer surgery.
  • Karen Murphy’s friend, Beth May, who is facing major health issues caused by a brain tumor
  • Peter Hobson as he continues his recovery from multiple medical issues
  • Dawn, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy
  • Our Dix Street neighbors, Will Mackinnon and his family. Will is 11 years old and is a patient at Dana Faber. While his tumor is not life threatening, he will need to be on and off chemo for the rest of his life.
  • Joyce Marie Del Pino who has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia (Joyce is married to former Crawford pastor Jerome King Del Pino)
  • Eileen — Sandra and Roy Lawson’s sister-in-law — who is experiencing multiple medical difficulties
  • Anita Gerrein’s niece, Michele D’Angelo Eacobellis, who is being treated for breast cancer
  • Bernadette’s cousin Cathy Smyth, who has advanced emphysema and is battling chronic pneumonia
  • Amanda Strachan’s mom, Judy Masselam
  • Drew Smith, who is battling a rare and serious illness
  • Bernadette Higgins’ friends, Leandra Ellis and Joan Irons
  • Tom McGee
  • All those who struggle with addiction
  • Victims of racial bigotry and injustice of all kinds
  • Victims of gun violence
  • Our nation’s leaders
  • Healthcare workers, first responders and all who are on the front lines
  • Bishop Peggy Johnson and our District Superintendent, Rev. Nizzi Santos Digan
  • The Open Spirit Task Force
  • The United Methodist Church
  • All the men and women serving our country at home and abroad