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Monday Prayer Chain – 6/17 – Gray Collins

June 16, 2013


We believe in the power of prayer at OOTBWC.

We believe in the power of community. And we believe in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Let’s pray together today. If you have a prayer request, leave it in the comments section below. Then, pray for the people who have posted above you, and reply to their post to let them know you’ve prayed. When you finish, share this prayer chain with your friends so we can pray for them too. 

Whether you’re new here or a long-time member, we invite you to join us at every Monday for prayer. If you need to speak with our pastor, contact him here.

A special prayer for Mon 6/17

We’re posting a day early this week. For those who don’t know, Pastor Ronnie’s father was in a terrible motorcycle accident on Friday. Gray Collins has facial, neck, & chest trauma, & some broken bones. Ronnie has spent the last 3 days with his father in ICU at Baptist Medical center. Ronnie says “Thank you all for your prayers. You are all my hero’s. God is hearing your prayers and my dad has come through a very bad accident. I believe that God has a plan for my dad and that his work on earth isn’t finished. We have a long road to recovery, dads injuries are extensive. But with God all things are possible. Remember my mom and the family also as we are camped out by his side. We love you guys.

Let’s show our pastor how much we love him by posting prayers for Gray Collins in the comment section below. 

As usual, if you have other requests, post them below and we’ll pray! 


It is with sadness that we share with you that Ronnie’s dad, Gray Collins, passed away this morning Monday June 17th.  Please keep Ronnie, his mom Sylvia, and all of the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, June 20. 2013 at Moody Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Ronnie G. Collins and Rev. Ty Harrison. Burial will follow in the Flower Gap Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The Family will receive friends 6-9 pm Wednesday at Moody Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Out Of The Box Worship Center, PO Box 356, Hillsville, VA 24343.

Ronnie prayed for his daddy for many many years, and in 2011 he accepted Christ. Ronnie was able to baptize his daddy in the New River. We rejoice in knowing that Gray is now living with His Father and Ronnie will get to see him again soon..

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“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7, ESV).

For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one;he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help. (Psalm 22:24)



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  1. cathysizemore #
    June 16, 2013

    Praying and believing God will heal Gray in the precious name of Jesus. Lifting up Pastor Ronnie, Misty, Sylvia.

    • June 16, 2013

      Lifting up the entire Collins family during this time. Praying God heals Gray in a BOLD way

    • June 16, 2013

      Believing God for Gray tonight and trusting God to give each of you strength for each hour. It was amazing to listen to those testifying today of your faith and even out of the mouths of babes giving God the glory for all HE continues to do in your lives.

    • June 17, 2013

      praying for Gray and the entire Collins family!!! LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!

  2. June 16, 2013

    Jeff Scott’s dad David, has been battling cancer for a long time. Pray for strength and comfort for him and his family.

    • pattisova #
      June 16, 2013

      praying for David, Nell, Jeff, Terri and the family …

    • June 17, 2013

      yes, absolutely. Praying for David and the entire Scott family. David is such a good man. Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. And wisdom for the family members as they make decisions. <3 Love you Scott family.

    • June 17, 2013

      Praying for God’s comfort and love for the Scott family.

  3. June 17, 2013

    Lifting up Gray earlier this morning, may we all continue to see and praise God for the miracles that God is performing-seen and unseen and all things be brought into alignment for complete healing-I pray for refreshed strength each day for Ronnie, Misty, Sylvia, and the whole family, and guidance of the hands and decisions of all the doctors and nurses helping him. May God be magnified and glorified through all of this!
    Also for Jeff Scott family and his family-for his Dad…for comfort and peace beyond anything we can understand. I give thanks for such an amazing church family.

    • bonny webb #
      June 17, 2013

      Praying for the comfort and peace of God be with the Collins family as Gray has entered God’s home.

    • June 17, 2013

      Praying for God’s love and comfort to surround Sylvia, Ronnie, Misty, and the entire family. We love you guys and will be praying for you during the difficult days ahead.

  4. June 17, 2013

    Praying for Sylvia this morning… so sad to have to say goodbye to your soul mate. Praying that you will be overwhelmed with the support of our community and you will see how much we love you. Praying for clarity for your mind and strength as you face the difficult days ahead. I am so so sorry for your loss… love you so much. <3

    Praying for Ronnie, and all he does as the leader of this precious family. For Misty, his support system, and for all the kids as they try to understand what has happened..

    WE LOVE YOU GUYS and we will continue to pray. We may not be there physically, but know you can lean on the support of your church family and the prayer warriors inside of it.

  5. Pat Tipton #
    June 17, 2013

    Today I continue in prayer with Ronnie and his family in the Homegoing of his father. I know there is celebrating in Heaven as one comes home and sadness as one leaves his earthly home, but rejoicing in the fact that this is not the end. I pray peace and comfort for this family that shares so much love with others. I pray that they are able to take in some of what they have shared with all of us during this time. My heart, my prayer and my love go out to Ronnie and his family.

  6. Lora #
    June 17, 2013

    Praying for David, Nell and the entire Scott Family.

  7. Linda Kennedy #
    June 17, 2013

    Praying for God’s healing and comfort in this devastating time. So many trials faced in recent times. I am right there with you feeling your sorrow. May peace come to you.
    Linda Kennedy and family
    (mike’s mom)

  8. June 17, 2013

    There are no words to express the feelings of loss and sadness for the Collins family. They have been an extended part of my family since I was 14 years old and first met the man I knew I would one day marry, Keith Collins. Gray and Sylvia have been like parents to me and Ronnie like another brother, always there when I needed to talk and cry after Keith died. I pray that the Lord will comfort and bless you and keep you in His care for the days ahead. I love you all and am so thankful for the time that you have been in my life even though I can’t see you often because I don’t live close.
    I still cannot drive after my own accident in April, but I WILL be there if I have to thumb a ride to get there. Love to you all!

  9. Deborah Carte #
    June 17, 2013

    Praying for comfort in this time of grief. May the Lord be a comfort to you and your family.

  10. susie van der Glas #
    June 17, 2013

    Praying for the family as well for the church family . It is a loss you suffer , But a wonderful gain for heaven . Blessing to you all . Susie van der Glas

  11. Joe and Susan White family #
    June 17, 2013

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ronnie and his family in this time of grief. We pray God will wrap his loving arms around you all and give you the peace and strength you need during this time.

  12. Allen T. Cherry #
    June 17, 2013

    Ronnie know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God’s mercy and love overshadow you at this time of need.
    Rev. Allen T. Cherry

  13. Pam Sutherland #
    June 17, 2013

    Our deepest condolences to all the Collins family. Our hearts go out to you and we will continue to pray that God will comfort you during this sad time.

  14. Melanie Harding #
    June 17, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know he was a very special man . Love and Prayers to all the family . May God be ever so close to comfort you all in your grief. Melanie Harding

  15. Mary Jo Shirley #
    June 17, 2013

    Ronnie, may God give you all strength and peace during this time and may your warm memories of your daddy sustain you until you see him again in Heaven. My prayers are with you all.

  16. Carl, Becky and Shatlyn Ayers #
    June 17, 2013

    We are saddened by your loss and know you and your family remain in the prayers of our family.

  17. Suzanne Collins #
    June 17, 2013

    To Ronnie and Family, My heart and prayers go out to all of you. God will be with you during this difficult time and we all know your dad is in a beautiful place.

  18. Marie and Buddy Crisp #
    June 17, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family.

  19. Cathy Lineberry #
    June 17, 2013

    To Ronnie, Misty, Boys and Sylvia, My heartfelt prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. We know he is now at peace, but still hard to let a loved one go.

  20. Lisa Frost #
    June 17, 2013

    Many prayers for all the family from my family…so sorry to hear about Gray…may God give you peace and understanding. He was such a wonderful man…many, many prayers for y’all…Love ya…

  21. Mary Vass #
    June 17, 2013

    Ronnie ,Sylvia and family, your church family , I am so sorry for your father’s passing. Praying for the comfort that God will give you at this time .

  22. Randy Golding #
    June 17, 2013

    So sorry to hear about the passing of you’re dad.Gray will be missed.Thinking of You and you’re family in you’re time of loss.

  23. Rev. Rich Mullan #
    June 17, 2013

    praying for you, brother.

  24. Becky Edmonds #
    June 17, 2013

    Ronnie and Misty, praying for God’s comfort and peace, knowing Gray is wrapped in Jesus’ arms. No longer hurting, forever in the light, in an unending joy that earthly words cannot describe.

  25. Dina & William Clower #
    June 17, 2013

    So sorry for you loss but so glad he made things right with the Lord! Prayers of comfort and peace coming your way as you deal with the trauma of losing him. Romans 8:28

  26. Dianna Turman Flake #
    June 17, 2013

    A bunch of folks here in Charleston, SC have been praying for your family. Our deepest sympathies, Ronnie.

  27. Rev Rodney Lawson #
    June 17, 2013

    Praying for you and your family.

  28. Judy Martin #
    June 17, 2013

    Deepest sympathies to Sylvia, Ronnie, Misty and all the grandkids and great grandkids. Your family is always a support system to so many others and we pray that we can be that support system for you during this VERY difficult time. Our hearts are breaking for you…. praying that God will give you the strength and comfort you need.

    Also lifting up David Scott – Jeff’s dad – praying for this entire family as David is struggling with cancer.

  29. Stephen Martin #
    June 17, 2013

    No way I can put into human terms anything that can ease the suffering we must endure in life. Praying for the Scott family and the Collins family. Just lifting them up to God.

  30. Shanna C #
    June 17, 2013

    My thoughts and Prayers are with the Collins family.

  31. Donna Kirvan #
    June 18, 2013

    I’m sorry Ronnie and family. I remember all the prayers we said for him years ago and praise God he was saved. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all.

  32. Keith Allen Jackson #
    June 18, 2013

    I have a prayer request for my friend Cheryl’s husband Danny Cronk of Floyd. This past Saturday while getting up wood with a chainsaw his thumb got caught up and the end was smashed off. Today at 12:15 he will have a 6 hour procedure to graft skin to keep the tissue left from dying.All prayers appreciated. And also, I am continuing to pray for the family of Ronnie Collins on their sudden loss,and to the family of David Scott. Many thanks in the name of Jesus…..

    • pattisova #
      June 20, 2013

      Keith we are praying for Danny….

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