Praying With The Pastor

Percentage of Americans Reporting a Disability (Pew Research Center)

There were nearly 40 million Americans with a disability in 2015, representing 12.6% of the civilian non-institutionalized population…(The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey defines disability status through six types of questions measuring serious difficulty with hearing, vision, cognition, walking or climbing stairs, as well as difficulty with self-care and independent living.)   – American Community Survey, US Census Bureau

 About 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability, of whom 2-4% experience significant difficulties in functioning. – World Health Organization

Dear Friends,

Join me this week in praying for those of all ages who struggle with physical challenges.


Pastor Basile

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.  My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret…Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”                      (Psalm 139:13-16)

A Prayer for Those Suffering with Physical Challenges

Lord, help everyone suffering with physical challenges know they, like all people, are loved and  matter to You and the world. Through Your Spirit, help workers train parents and community leaders to walk in humility to eliminate destructive stigma toward those suffering with physical challenges.  May everyone be afforded improved access to basic services, healthcare, and education, according to their need.”


“Praying with the Pastor” is a resource highlighting prayer needs in our community, nation, and world.  Names of Zion members and friends requesting prayer are listed in the weekly church bulletins, and monthly Messenger Newsletter.  May God’s blessings abound as we consistently lift up the world, including our own church family, in prayer!