Monday, January 9, 2012

Urgent Prayer Request -- Problem in Surgery

Folks,

Rose and I just got some very troubling news, and we ask that you join us in pleading God's mercy and healing for Jude.

After the surgeon opened up Jude, he found "the worst thing he could have found:" Because of Jude's recent peritonitis, Jude's bowel is matted and fused together, and his liver is enlarged. The surgeon is going to attempt to unravel his bowel and organs, but he is very worried about bleeding from the blood vessels caught up in his organs there. As yet, he can't even see Jude's diaphragm to determine how big the defect is.

This is extremely serious and life threatening. It's not certain whether the surgeon will be successful in what he now has to do. Jude's specific problem and circumstances leading up to now are very unique, and it sounds like the surgeons have never seen anything quite like this before. The procedure will now take much longer as the surgeon begins the tedious work of gently pulling apart his organs.

Please, please join us and pray for Jude's healing. We know that so many of you have already been in prayer for him, and we are so very thankful. We know that God can work miracles, and Jude needs one.

This story has stuck with me since our pastor mentioned it in a sermon some time back:

    And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.
(Mark 10:46-52)




14 comments:

  1. Stopping to pray now and beg God for a great miracle!!

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  2. Praying right now for precious Jude's healing.

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  3. Praying for healing in this unexpected discovery. God is Great!

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  4. Praying, praying, praying: that God would dissolve the adhesions like melting butter and that He would equip the surgeon(s) with knowledge and skill they never even knew they had. Praying for no complications and only amazing, miraculous, good news! In Jesus name.

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  5. Praying for Jude from Ramstein, Germany!
    God's peace, healing and comfort to your family.

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  6. In prayer now. God, put your hand on this sweet baby and give him Your healing touch. Please guide the surgeon's hands and give him wisdom in how to proceed. Be with Rose and Brian and give them peace they cannot understand but feel to the marrow of their bones. I ask this in the mighty name of Jesus!

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  7. Praying for miracle and for peace for all of you.

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  8. This was our exact sermon yesterday. I even posted a photo of the man who asked to be healed.It is no coincidence that the doctor decided to open Jude instead of a small incision. God knows exactly what Jude needs and knows how to care for him.I am thanking him for the skill of the surgeon. Father, we are pleading with you to guide the surgeon to be able to work the miracle that Jude needs. He is fully in Your hands. We thank you for Your faithfulness and love. We can see Jude as a healed and fully normal baby boy and we are praying this is Your hearts desire also. In Jesus Holy Name. Amen

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  9. Praying, praying. So very burdened for you.

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  10. Lord, place your hands on this precious child and see to it to heal him. Give his parents, family and friends strenght to get through this.

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  11. Praying right now for little Jude that God will guide the surgeons hands and will heal his tiny body. Also praying that He will give each of you strength that can only come from Him.

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