I am your God and will take care of you until you are old and your hair is gray.

I made you and will care for you; I will give you help and rescue you. 

~Isaiah 46:4~

“He is Fully Able”

Prepare for a season of rain and the possibility of power outages.




Pray for Bryan and Brandon Tate as they travel to MD Anderson and back home today.  Pray the weather does not interfere with the roads they will be traveling.  Pray for a good report on Bryan’s health as he moves into 16 months of maintenance.




Continue to pray for Carl “Chicken” Gaines as he continues to improve.  Barbara and “Chicken” were able to be in attendance at David’s Party Saturday.



Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Romans 5: 1-5




Yesterday, we had people checking on our needs during the coming storm and offering to help us.  Who do you need to check on?

Anna Lee










I turned the computer on twice during the night, but today has been unusually busy at the house: four friends checking on us, a nurse, a nurse practitioner, etc.  Then, there have been the phone calls, mostly ones we didn’t want to have.  This resulted in me not getting back to write TPL.  I apologize.  I suppose I should it written it early this morning. I must admit I’m thankful for all who came and all who called today.





“…worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness”

~Psalm 29:2b~



Amber Prine Regan has had a good check-up this week at MD Anderson.  She is celebrating her birthday, a one year since last surgery, and another good report.  Thank God for all three of these things.  Pray for her as she will begin another treatment soon.




Freddie Carter of Greensburg will begin another round of treatment.  Thankfully, he has done well with the treatment so far.  Keep Freddie, Tiny, and their children in your prayers.




Donnie Eudy, husband of my sister, Julie, had been fighting a battle with facial skin cancers.  Thank God for his doctor who has worked diligently to help Donnie.  Pray for Donnie as he is checked on a routine basis.




Mr. John Phillips is still in rehab.  Pray for his bones to heal enough for him to be more independent and back at home.




Kathy Wales is progressing following her hip surgery.  Pray for continues progress for her.




Gordon A. Burgess

July 16, 1934 – July 10, 2019

Gordon A. Burgess passed away peacefully on July 10, 2019 while being comforted by his wife of 65 years and his brother. During a life that began in Fouke, Arkansas on July 16, 1934, Mr. Burgess was a consummate provider. He provided by first being employed for the Kansas City Southern Railroad and later in the oilfield where he worked his way to owning Louisiana Casing Crew in Harvey. All of the influences, talents, and work experience culminated when he was elected Parish President of Tangipahoa parish were he provided, along with the hard work of a great number of people, a place many are very proud to call home. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Independence and a U. S. Army Veteran. A loving husband, dad, uncle, brother and friend, Mr. Burgess always died to self in order to serve others.  He was preceded in death by his father A.J. Burgess and his mother Estelle Duke Burgess. He is survived by his wife Margaret, their son Wade (wife Amy and son Alex), brother Paul (daughter Angela, sons Duke and Steve), sister Linda (husband Galen and daughters Kelli, Kristi, Regina, and Emily) nieces, nephews and a host of grand nieces and nephews. Mr. Burgess will lay in state at the Tangipahoa Parish Council Chambers, 206 E. Mulberry St., Amite, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Visitation will be at House on the Rock Church, 727 W. Oak St., Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Isaiah 40: 28-31




Please monitor the weather situation.  We may experience some difficult days as a result of a storm named Barry.

Anna Lee





“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” 

~Romans 10:9-10 NLT~





Please pray for Tommy Strickland and family as the search continues for Tessie in Colorado.  Also, pray for safety for those who are searching for her.

Almost two weeks later, woman swept away in stream remains missing




Please pray for my lifelong friend, Fay Chadwick Todd, from Roseland.  She is having surgery today in Baton Rouge.  Fay and her family will appreciate your prayers.




David has seen doctors Monday and Tuesday.  He is “hanging in there”.  Yesterday, his blood level was 7.6.  He got the Procrit injection.




Madison was back here last night.  Jennie and Madison are “On the Road Again” traveling to Texas.  Pray they have a good traveling day.




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Ecclesiastes 3: 11-14.




Ladies, don’t forget to mark you calendars for Monday so you will be in Spring Creek for the Two River’s Quarterly WMU meeting.   Janie Wise will be there!




Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee










“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

~Matthew 11:28-29 NIV~




Kathy Jo Thompson‘s brain surgery went well.  Most of the tumor was removed.  Pray for Kathy Jo as she continues to recover and improve.




Jennie Rick Rogers

April 09, 1932 – June 26, 2019

Jennie Rick Rogers, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at her home in Amite. She was born April 9, 1932 in New Orleans and was 87 years of age. She is survived by children, Dewey Hayden and wife, Rose Ann, Amite, Glenda Cannatella and husband, John, Metairie, Juanita Scroggin and husband, Bruce, Amite, Marvin Hayden and wife, Brenda, Amite, Jerome Rogers and wife, Freida, Tennessee, Charles F. Rogers, Jr. and wife, Debbie, Amite, Cheryl Capdeboscq, Amite, Jeanie Stewart and husband, Melvin, Amite, Jason Rogers, Amite; special great-granddaughter that she raised as her own, Mallory Rogers; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; sister, Leona R. Spackey. Preceded in death by husband, Charles F. Rogers, Sr.; parents, Frank and Martha Rick; son, Kenneth Rogers; grandsons, Jeremy Rogers and Reuben Rogers; great- grandsons, Caleb and Chase Bankston; siblings, Frank Rick, Jr., Monroe Rick , Sr., Charlie Rick, Sr., Freddie Rick, Sr., Jessie Rick, Jimmie Rick, Joseph Rick, Sr. and Winnie Rick. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Steven Keyes. Interment Lowery Cemetery, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit




Margie “Maw” Phillips

November 29, 1945 – June 27, 2019

A resident of Pine Grove, LA, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at her home. She was born November 29, 1945 and was 73 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Phillips; 2 daughters, Lisa Williams and Jill Broussard; 1 son, John Jones and wife, Cheryl; mother, Anna Belle Hayman; 2 sisters, Winnie H. Killebrew and husband, Charles, and Becki Hayman and Paul Teston; 2 brothers, Thomas W. Hayman and Edward W. Hayman and wife, Connie; 14 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Thomas E. Hayman. Visitation at Shiloh Baptist Church, Pine Grove, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Laverne King. Interment Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Pine Grove. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Timmy Dale Stewart, Sr.

September 10, 1961 – July 03, 2019

Timmy Dale Stewart, Sr., a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at his home in Amite, LA. He was born September 10, 1961 in Hammond, LA and was 57 years of age. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Arcola. He is survived by his mother, Merylin Ragan Robeau; 1 son, T.J. Stewart, Jr. and Selena, Amite; 4 grandchildren, Jayda Marie Stewart, Gage Allen Stewart, Mya Leigh Stewart and Cayden Allen Stewart; 2 sisters, Patricia Abadie and Penny Smith; 1 brother, Rocky Stewart. Preceded in death by his wife, Susan Denise Stewart; father, Wallace Stewart; brother, Ricky Stewart. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Monday, July 8, 2019, and from 8:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Bob Simpson. Interment Natalbany Cemetery, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Thank-you to all who attended “David’s Party” yesterday.  He was honored and blessed by your attendance, love, and encouragement.  Our family thanks you too.

Thanks to our children and their spouses as well as the grandchildren who planned, worked, and worked some more to honor “Granddaddy”.    Granddaddy continues to fight his health battles and will win the final victory!

Speaking of family.  We were also blessed at home to have everyone here for about 20 hours.  Two left last night.  Three left early this morning.  Four will leave later this morning.  Jennie will stay here a couple more days and will go with us to see doctors Monday and Tuesday.  We are blessed with a great family.  Members of our extended family also helped with the party.  Some church family helped by providing desserts and helping to make sandwiches.  We appreciate all of you!

May God bless you for showing David and our family such sweet love!




Scripture Writing – “Patience and Perseverance” – Psalm 130: 5-6




Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!  Honor and serve Him today!

Anna Lee










Scripture Writing – “Patience and Perseverance” – Lamentations 3: 22-26




Jimmy R. Williams is scheduled to be released from the hospital.  Pray he will continue to improve at home.




David and some of his many friends will be celebrating their memories today.  Join me in thanking God for David today.  

Anna Lee






“A wise, mature person is known for his understanding.

The more pleasant his words, the more persuasive he is.” 

~Proverbs 16:21 GNT~



Update of Carol Bennett Sealey written by her son, Austin

My mom was transported back to Providence yesterday. She was actively seizing yesterday morning, and was unresponsive for all of yesterday. She has responded some today, but it appears she is septic again. She has been placed on isolation in ICU for now while they try to rule things out. Due to the isolation, we ask that there be no visitors at this time. We ask for continued prayers as we begin again trying to figure things out.




Jimmy R. Willians

To those of you that are praying for Jimmy. . . . Good news from his kidney specialist! Where it was expected for the dye used for the heart cath yesterday to cause damage to his one kidney, his kidney function studies are actually better after 24 hrs.! He thinks if that’s still the case after another 24 hrs., it will show the dye did not damage his kidney! No dialysis if that’s the case! Praise God for answered prayers so far. Please continue to pray for his kidney to do well and for the cardiologist(and God) to make his heart disease better. Thanks to all of you!❤️




Carl “Chicken” Gaines

“Chicken” is continuing to improve.  Please continue to pray for him.




Tessie Brabham Strickland

Join our family, tomorrow night (Friday)  at 630 pm. We will be celebrating the life of my mom, Tessie Strickland. Though we will begin at 630, we’ll be there through the night. Mom always appreciated the celebration of life that our family shared in the reception halls, during wakes. We would gather to share fond memories of our loved ones, eat, play music, sing, laugh, and even cry. She always wanted the same when her time came. The celebration/memorial service will be at New Zion Baptist church (3841 Hwy 38 Kentwood, LA). Bring your instruments, your favorite memories/stories, and any food or drinks you’d like to contribute. No one is obligated to stay through the night. Feel free to come and go. Also, please don’t send flowers at this time. This is not a wake and funeral, but a memorial/celebratory gathering to help those close to our family process this tragedy and find a small amount of closure. There will be a funeral once mom is sent home.




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – John 13: 1-7




Love God, love others!  Love our country too!

Anna Lee



“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens . . . a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.” 

~Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4 NIV~




Tommy Strickland came home yesterday.  There was a prayer gathering for the Strickland family at the local firehouse, where  Tommy is the chief, at 6 P.M. last night.  The people of this area have supported the family and will continue to do so.  Please continue with your prayer support.




Bryan and Rita Tate have spent much of the last year in Houston at MD Anderson.  They are home for a while and both got sick right away.  Bryan has pneumonia.  Rita has blood pressure issues and is wearing a heart monitor.  Let’s give them some more prayer support.




Mrs. Ruby Dillon is better now after a few days of not feeling well.  Continue to pray for Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby.




Kathy Jo Thompson will be having another brain surgery.  Please pray for her and for her family who have been wonderful supporters of her since she first got sick.




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Psalm 37: 5-9




Thank-you for reading The Prayer Link and for praying.  You make a difference.  Sometimes, God expects us to put feet to our prayers.  May we keep our feet busy for others and for Him!

Anna Lee