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Hi to all of our loyal "Before His Throne" prayer blog followers!

So sorry I've been sporadic about updating the prayer blog. Having a one year old and a firstgrader (along with a full time job) has not been easy! And, I know with Debbi's CF and Melanie's newborn and husband who has been deployed, it's not been easy on them either.

We have been praying :) And, remember, the Lord does not forget you. If we've missed posting your requests or your praises, the Lord has remembered many times over.

Please note that we will not abandon this blog but for now, We will mostly be posting requests as we can on FaceBook.

If you are not on FaceBook, don't worry. As I said, we will not stop posting here, but I did want to let you know where you can find us on FB.

We are on the Page: In Prayer; Before His Throne or you can click on the link below:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Prayer-Before-His-Throne/109395479090560?ref=ts#!/pages/In-Prayer-Before-His-Throne/109395479090560?ref=ts

I just wanted to remind you also to rejoice in the Lord always - He Has Risen! Not only did Christ die for our sins but he LOVES us and cherishes us. We have a true friend in Jesus.

Love to you all,
Amanda

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Prayer for Bridget

Please pray for a Bridget Carroll who has Crohn's Disease and has had 2 miscarriages. She is now 3 months pregnant. Thank you all in advance!

I am sure she will appreciate any and every prayer.

In Christ,
Melanie

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Melanie & Baby

Hi Friends!
Please lift my dear friend and co-editor of this blog, Melanie, up in prayer.
She is 15 weeks pregnant with her 2nd miracle baby. She lost sweet Nehemiah in March of 2008 to miscarriage. Please pray with us the following:
*That fear and doubt would be replaced with peace
*That the abn uterus will not affect her pregnancy
*That in Jesus name this baby won't come early!
*FOR PEACE!!!
*That she will stop freaking out for no reason
*Her Level II ultrasound is the 6th of January.
Please also pray for her baby. That he or she will be healthy.
Thank you!
Amanda

Brooklyn

Please pray for tiny 5 year old Brooklyn, a child of a friend of a friend of mine.
She fell off of her bike yesterday and broke her femur. As doctors were repairing her leg, they found a large tumor in there. They are now testing the tumor for cancer. Please pray that she is free from this devastating disease.

Brooklyn has two younger siblings. Please pray for this family during this difficult time.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Alan Henley

I've often posted about Alan Henley. Alan is a former stunt pilot who suffered an accident in their back yard in June of 2008, leaving him paralyzed.


Last night Alan was taken by ambulance to the ER. He had autonomic dysreflexia, which they have corrected. He has fluid in his lungs and they found that he has had a mild heart attack at some point. He was transferred to UAB hospital today and is in the ICU there.

Jen pulled some muscles in her back this past weekend when lifting Alan. She is in a lot of pain and has been under terrible stress with the full responsibility of caring for him and their two small children.

Please be in prayer for Alan and Jill. You can follow their updates and leaving encouraging messages on their Caring Bridge site.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Abbie

Please pray for Abbie.
Please see her recent blog post here regarding her most recent struggle with getting pregnant with her next miracle baby. She needs our prayers.

Thank you.

Brent, Stacie, and Max and their Unborn Baby Girl

This prayer request comes from my friend Kahla's blog:

Please send prayers for Brent, Stacie, and Max. Brent and Stacie are 20 weeks pregnant with Max's baby sister and learned yesterday that she has a huge brain mass. As of right now they have been told that best case scenario the baby will be blind or deaf but most likely she is brain dead or severely brain damaged. They are awaiting more tests and appointments, but as you can imagine they are devastated. As a parent, I cannot even begin to imagine what they are going through. If you have a moment, it just takes a few previous seconds, send some prayers that their appointments will show that their sweet baby girl will be OK. God works miracles every day, we have that proof.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

VIPPR!!!!

VERY IMPORTANT PERSONAL PRAYER REQUEST!

I'm not able to share it, but we REALLY need prayers right now.
Thanks - Debbi

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Lauren and Brad's family


My friend, Lauren, is being ushered into God's presence sometime soon. She's 29 yrs old and has Cystic Fibrosis. She was married to Brad for 6 years. Lauren's lungs deteriorated very quickly this past year.

Please pray for Lauren and Brad's family as they go through this very difficult time.

Lauren was a very strong Christian and very beloved in the CF community. She was one of my closest friends in the CF community.

Update on Tim & Melissa request

I just realized that I never shared the exciting news from Tim & Melissa!

Melissa gave birth to Baby Grace on October 31. Grace was 1 lb. 14 oz. when born and has been doing very well! The doctors are amazed, but with so many people praying that really explains it. She will have her ups and downs, but right now she isn't even on O2! The drs. told Melissa she wouldn't be able to hold her until next week, but then things changed and she was able to hold her for 15 min. yesterday.

They have lots of pictures on their FB page, but it's not my place to share them (or I would!). Just picture Baby Gwyneth, just a tad more filled out because she was 1 lb. 4oz I think.

Melissa is recovering from the pre-eclampsia faster than the drs. expected. Initially they thought she'd be in the hospital for a few weeks, but now they are thinking she will go "home" this weekend. The hospital is 1 1/2 hrs. from their home, so they will be staying near the hospital until Baby Grace is allowed to go home.

Thanks for your prayers and continue praying for them because they still need it!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Please pray for Tim & Melissa

Tim and Melissa are expecting their first baby in January. Melissa is in ICU with severe pre-eclampsia and both she and her baby are in danger. The baby only weighs 1lb. 15oz.

Tim and Melissa are close friends of my nephew and his wife. We appreciate your prayers for them.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Lauren B.

Please pray for my special friend and cyster, Lauren. Cyster, as she has cystic fibrosis, also.

They had to take her off the tx list because of complications she is going through. She is in ICU and she had to be intubated this morning. I'm very concerned for her.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Baby Emery Faith

Please pray for Newborn Baby Emery Faith. She was born on October 12 and is experiencing high bili levels and has been hospitalized. Please pray that her levels come down and that she can rejoin her family at home very soon and that her little body has no lasting effects from this. Please also pray for her mommy (Kahla) who would so like to breastfeed her when she gets to.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Alan Henley


I've shared a few times in the past about Alan Henley. He is the stunt pilot who was injured in a "freak accident" last summer and is now paralyzed.

Please continue to pray for Alan, his wife Jen, and their family. It is a terrible struggle that they face. Besides praying for healing for Alan, pray for strength for Jen and for people around them to volunteer their time in helping Jen care for Alan, because their insurance isn't providing much for them at all.

You can read her latest update here.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Gabriella

Please pray for this little girl, Gabriella. She has been waiting for a heart transplant and had a stroke on Friday. Please pray for Gabriella and her family and visit their site for updates.

Pray for Andrew

Please pray for Andrew, son of Bella Mella. He is 12 years old and is fighting against a brain tumor and really needs our prayers right now. They had a prayer vigil for him earlier today, but I didn't see the announcement until several hours too late. But we can still pray for Andrew and his family!
Pray for Andrew

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Molly's dad

Please be in prayer for Molly's dad. He's been diagnosed with acoustic neuroma which is a tumor on the balance and hearing nerve on the left side of his head.

Sara Sullivan's family

Please be in prayer for Sara Sullivan's family. Sara had a little baby recently and 2 days after she took her home, Sara had seizures and was taken to the ER. A few days later she was pronounced brain dead and removed from life support.

Pray for Sara's husband as he cares for his infant daughter in his grief and for their family and friends.

Praise!!!!

Amanda, co-editor for this blog, had a baby girl, Madison, born Friday, September 18th. This baby is Amanda's third. She has a little girl, Caitlin, and a baby boy, Noah, in Heaven. Little Madison has been so prayed for and we are so happy that she is here and is healthy! Welcome, Madison Grace!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My sister, Kathi and my niece

My sister, Kathi, has been having severe problems with her stomach or pancreas for several weeks now and has been to the ER twice. Please pray that they can get to the bottom of the trouble and treat it.

Please also pray for her daughter who is pregnant for the first time and the doctor has some concerns because the baby is smaller than it should be. She's due in October. My sister is also concerned because she lives so far away and because of her own illness she couldn't go to her right now if she needed to.

Thank you!

Alan Henley


Extra prayers are needed for Alan Henley. I've mentioned him quite a few times here and on my blog. Wonderful people going through a terribly difficult time.

To read more about Alan's situation, go to their CaringBridge site.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Noah (Jen & Carter's baby) was born healthy! Praise the Lord!!

Praise Him with me! Miracle baby Noah James was born healthy on August 25th via emergency c-section. Please pray for Jen as she recovers.

My friend

Please pray for my friend. She has had many previous losses and is pregnant again with another miracle baby. Please pray for a safe and healthy pregnancy for both mom and baby.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Melanie

Please pray for Melanie, one of the Contributors for this blog. She was admitted to the hospital today with food poisoning.

Get better soon, Melanie!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Philip needs our prayers

Philip
is having extreme pain and they've had to really up his meds. Read his mother, Amy B's, blog Our Daily Blessing, for what is going on.

Megan's father

Please pray for Megan's father. Megan of:


He had a heart attack today and is in surgery right now.

Pray for Kori and the boys

Kori's husband, Richard, went to be with the Lord yesterday. He had CF and cancer. Please pray for Kori and their 2 boys during this difficult time.

Elaine's sister, Brook

Please pray for Elaine's sister, Brook. She is going through a very difficult and scary time as mentioned in Elaine's blog Matters of the heart

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Debbi and her family

Please lift Debbi up in prayer. She is in the hospital receiving meds via a port for her CF.

Please also pray for her family (her husband and son) as she is away from them for a few days.

Please also pray for Debbi's parents. They were victims of a hit and run driver on Sunday. As she says in her blog, it could have been much worse, but there is some damage to the car and her mom's back is bothering her.

Thank you!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Lawrence & Glenda

Please pray for my friends, Lawrence and Glenda. Lawrence has been taken to the hospital numerous times lately for heart trouble. Then Sunday Glenda, his wife, was taken to the hospital for hemorraging. She's been in all week and had to had her blood transfused 3 times so far. Tonight she was moved to ICU, as she's worse, and the drs. aren't sure what is causing the problem.

To make things worse, her husband had a heart procedure done yesterday. They were in two different hospitals, worrying about the other one. He isn't allowed to drive yet and he's tired and not in the best health.

Please pray for both Lawrence and Glenda.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Stellan

Please pray for baby Stellan and his family. He is being airlifted to Boston due to his most recent cardiac hospitalization.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Lil Chris

Please pray for 'Lil Chris. He's a little boy with CF and he's sick right now. You can follow him here.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Debbi

Please pray for Debbi - she is going through a very rough time right now. She had a car accident a few months ago and is now being sued over it.

Friday, July 10, 2009

My Mom, Anne

My mom has been having a lot of pain. She's had a lot of UTI problems and the drs keep thinking that's behind this, but we think there's something more serious going on that they are missing. Please pray the drs. can find the source of the problem and help her. Her name is Anne.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

DW & Isaiah

Please pray for DW, husband of Linny. He's been admitted to the hospital with Hepatitis.

Also pray for Isaiah, Linny's son. He's in the SAME HOSPITAL for surgery. She is very overwhelmed right now and covets your prayers.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Amber & Steve

Please keep Amber & Steve in your prayers. Their tiny baby (she was 35 weeks gestation) Megan Grace went to Heaven on Monday, June 29. She was diagnosed at about 20 weeks with Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type II. Her mommy & daddy got to spend 10 minutes with their baby before she went to be with Jesus.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lauren & Baby Audrey

Please pray for Lauren and her newborn baby Audrey.

Lauren is a friend of my friend Lauren. You can read the full blog post requesting prayer here.

In summary: Audrey was born at 35 weeks and is receiving oxygen and is on a feeding tube. They don't know yet when she will be released, but her mommy is home from the hospital now.
Please pray for this new baby, her mommy, daddy and the rest of the family.

Monday, June 22, 2009

My friend

Please pray for my friend who just found out that she is pregnant. She and her husband and tiny baby need all the prayers and support that we can give them. They lost a baby last year so the uncertainty and waiting during this time will be overwhelming. Please pray that they will be comforted and that all goes well during this pregnancy.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cancer patients

There are so many people dealing with cancer, it makes my head spin at times.

Pam, at Midnight Musings, has posted prayer requests for her mother (Loretta), her long-time friend, Suzie, and her husband's regional director. They all have cancer. To read more about them, click on her name above and thank you for praying for them.

Sunbeam

Please be in prayer for Sunbeam. She is a young girl who was run over by a truck and if you click on her name you can read the story first-hand.

Please also be in prayer for the driver who hit her. Understandably, he is very upset about this.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Stellan is in the hospital again

Please pray for Stellan and his family - he's in the PICU with SVT again.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mike

Please pray for my friend Eva's husband Mike. He was just diagnosed with prostate cancer. Eva and Mike are newly weds and are trying to decide which approach to take (surgery or radiation). Please pray for this Christian couple as they make this decision and as the move to the next stage of his illness and recovery.

Please pray for Lawrence

Lawrence is a friend of ours and a good friend of my dad's. He collapsed at the end of church on Sunday and was taken by ambulance to the ER. They think his heart medicine needs adjusting. He had another spell yesterday and they aren't sure yet what the problem is.

Please pray for Lawrence.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Zachary

Update:
Please visit Zachary's CaringBridge site:
https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/zjudah13


Original Post (6/10/09):
Please pray for young Zachary. He is 13 years old and has recently been diagnosed with Stage 3 B-Cell Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The cancer is currently in his liver and diaphragm and bone marrow. He is a Covenant Children’s Hospital in Pedi ICU. He will stay there until he is stable and he started chemo on June 8. He will have 3-4 weeks in the hospital of chemo and then when he gets out he will have 6 months of chemo.

Please also pray for Zachary’s step-mom (Gretchen), dad (Allan) and the rest of the family as they watch their Zachary go through this storm.

I received this prayer request from Ryon & Rachel. Gretchen and Allan work at Rachel’s company.

Friday, June 12, 2009

ME!!!!

This is Debbi.

We CFers get a lot of sinus infections and I have one right now. The pain is just about unbearable. The doctors started me on a high dose of Cipro, but I'm not sensitive to oral abx.

Please pray that this abx helps. The only other recourse would be IV abx and I had 4 weeks of them this year already and really can't afford more right now!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bill

Please pray for Bill. He is the elderly father of a coworker of mine (Sandra). See below the email she forwarded to me today (that was typed by her mother):

Bill is not dong well right now. He went in for a bone scan last Friday, first for the shot of nuclear medicine and had to go back in 3 hours for the scan. The gal who was running the scan, right in the middle of it, after telling him that she was getting some good pictures, asked him if he had ever been diagnosed with cancer? He told her no. My lord, he has been diagnosed with everything else, and she asked him that, and then immediately left the room. Since then, his right side has been hurting him with excruciating pain. He has an appointment this Friday with the Dr. that is going to attempt to shoot that bone cement in his vertebrae where it was fractured 4 years ago. I really wonder if she saw something in the pictures, or if possibly that medicine has caused liver problems. He is really sick, threw his dinner up...too. I am worried about him, but he refuses to go to the Dr. before Friday, yet he is almost to the crying stage with pain. I have begged him to call his primary care Dr. and lets get him in to see him, but he keeps telling me "no". I really think he is so tired of being sick that he doesn't care what happens to him. I am truly worried. He told me he is trembling when he walks after the dinner episode, I reminded him that right now he can still walk to the car, but in a few days no telling what will be. He will not listen.
Please pray for him.

Carolyn

Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Baby Hope Amelia Bolte

Please pray for newborn baby Hope Amelia Bolte. She was born on June 1, 2009 and has "developed some nasty blisters anywhere friction has happened on her skin, where her hospital bands were, where bandaids and tape have been her skin blisters and then is just raw."

Hope's mom & dad lost a child (Isaac Matthew) in 2005 who had a similar skin condition.

Please pray for this family.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Debbi

Please pray for my dear friend, Debbi. She and her family are having a rough time (financially) right now. Please pray that these issues would get resolved quickly and that peace and joy would be restored in Debbi's heart.

Jen & Baby Noah

Please pray for my friend Jen & her baby Noah.

She is 27 weeks pregnant with Noah and has been diagnosed with full placenta previa. She will find out tomorrow if she should go on bedrest or not.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Updated: Destiny & Jesse's baby Boy

Please keep Destiny, Jesse and Cayden Matthew in your prayers.

Taken from Destiny's blog post:
Cayden Matthew "in fact appears to have some abnormalities. Cayden has a significant nuchal fold (flap of skin on the nape of his neck) and pleural effusion (fluid in chest cavity.) Both of this are red flag markers for Down Syndrome. The fluid must be monitored closely to prevent lethal changes. We are optimistic because all the other soft markers for Downs were not evident. His brain, heart, bone measurements, lips, etc are all absolutely perfect." "We return to the specialist in 10 days for another US to monitor the fluid. We are praying that both abnormalities are gone (this would obviously be a healing and would at least decrease the risk of Downs.)"

Original Post (5/20/09):
I got an email from my dear friend Destiny late last night. Please pray for Destiny and Jesse's baby boy. They just had their 18 week ultrasound yesterday and found out that their baby boy's heart is not healthy - the doctor found an abnormality. They are going to see a specialist this Friday for more answers. Please pray for this couple as they have already experienced their share of devastation after losing their sweet son Braxton last year.



Thank you,

Amanda

Updated: Abbie and her baby

Please keep Abbie in your prayers. She's now lost her second baby to miscarriage. She has named her precious one Olivia Faith. Please visit her and let her know you're thinking of her.


Original Post (4/19/09):
Please pray for Abbie. She is 6w6d pregnant and needs our hugs, prayers and encouragement at this difficult time.

This is Abbie's second pregnancy. Her first ended in miscarriage (with her sweet one Max) and she is worried about this pregnancy.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Emerson

Please continue praying for Emerson. She has had a lot of problems since her 2nd multiple-organ transplant.

Philip's Surgery today - problems

Please be praying for Philip, as his big surgery is today. They are having complications, from what Amy has Tweeted. Pray for his surgeon's and all medical staff, pray for Amy and the family as they wait - it must be so hard!

Pray most of all for healing for Philip.

Kayleigh is with Jesus

Kayleigh went to be with Jesus on Monday, May 11.

Read her fathers final words to his daughter here and please pray for Aimee, Adam and the rest of the family.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Kyndall

Pray for Kyndall


Kyndall was in a terrible boating accident Saturday. She was hurt really bad and is on a ventilator right now. Bleeding in the brain, fractured skull, and fluid on her lungs.

Please read here for the latest update, (pneumonia, infection), and pray for Kyndall and her family.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Co-Worker of Kahla's

Please pray for a co-worker of Kahla's.
She is 31 weeks with a baby boy (1st child) and is leaking amniotic fluid. An ultrasound showed very little fluid and she has been hospitalized until they decide what to do. Please send a little prayer that God will watch over her and her precious baby boy and all will be OK.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Debbi and Ryan

Please continue to pray for Ryan's recovery from surgery. Please also continue to pray for Debbi. She woke with a sore throat this morning and was up coughing all night. Please pray that she does not have an infection that would keep her from caring for her son; plus Ryan does not need an infection after surgery.

Thank you.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

"His Will Wednesdays"

Baby April Rose's sweet Mommy has started a prayer chain on her blog today called "His Will Wednesdays." Please stop on over and pray for the many on her list.

Thank you,
Amanda

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My son, Ryan

Please pray for my son, Ryan.

He is 14 yrs and fell over a waterfall today, falling quite a distance. It took them at least 3 hrs to get him to the car and another 4 at the ER.

He has 4 breaks in his foot and will need surgery this week. Ryan has Aspergers and has high anxiety issues. He doesn't know about the surgery yet!

He's also running a fever tonight.

Thank you for your prayers.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Janine's husband and son

Please pray for my friend, Janine's, husband. He's one of the many who has lost a job over the last several months and is needing to find what God wants him to do next.

Also, please pray for her son, David. He has been very sick and she had to pull him from school and start teaching him at home.

Emerson has complications

Please continue to keep Emerson in your prayers. She is having complications following her second multi-organ transplant.

From her mother's blog, I've copied some key phrases:

"remains febrile and has stopped making adequate urine."

"Dr. fears she may have a bladder perforation, spilling urine into her body cavity"

"not extubatable."

"perforation likely happened several days ago & the contents of her bowel have been spilling into her bloodstream and abdominal cavity since"

"newly developed blood transfusion allergy"

Saturday, April 25, 2009

4/25 Update from Adam on Kayleigh

Today Adam wrote a very moving post after Kayleigh's EEG. My heart really goes out to them and they really need everyone's prayers.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Kayleigh Update

Here is a Twitter update on Kayleigh:

4/24 - Unfortunately, there has been no progression today with Kayleigh. They do another EEG tomorrow. Pray we get better news. God Bless,

Pray for Autumn

Autumn is the teenage daughter of Linney at A Place Called Simplicity.

Autumn has just been diagnosed with a tumor in the pituitary part of her brain. Please pray for Autumn, her doctors and family.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nicol, Greg and Summer

Please pray for Nicol, Greg and Summer. If you remember from a previous prayer request, they lost their little boy Luke last year to SIDS. Recently they found out that they were pregnant again. Unfortunately, Greg just posted today that Nicol has miscarried this baby. We all know the pain that they must be in right now. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Update on Kayleigh

Here is a new update on Kayleigh, posted by her dad.



Keep praying for Kayleigh, her doctors and her family!

Kayleigh's family

Please be in prayer for Kayleigh's family. Many have been praying for tiny, preemie Kayleigh. Something has gone very wrong and the doctors believe her to now be brain dead. To read more of Kayleigh's story, visit here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Update on Emerson

I just realized that I never posted an update on how Emerson is doing since her 2nd Transplant last week.

She is doing quite well! She has a long ways to go, but her parents and doctors are quite pleased with her progress!

Thank you for praying for her.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pray for Amanda

Please pray for Amanda, one of the contributors to this blog.

Amanda is nearly 17 weeks pregnant and has been having some health difficulties. From her blog today:

If you don't mind, I'd like to ask specifically for you to please pray for my health. There have been some issues popping up lately (that I hope to never have to go into, but might be able to talk about at a later date). I have been undergoing some tests, taking some meds and will find out results of the tests within the next few weeks. Please pray that all is okay and that these tests and meds are just precautionary. Please also keep the baby in your prayers as we are not sure if any of this is affecting the baby. Thank you.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Emerson got the call!

I've asked prayer for this sweet girl before.

Her name is Emerson and she's been on the transplant list for the second time for multiple organs.

Today she got the call that they have a liver, pancreas, bowel and kidneys for her.

Please pray for Emerson and her family and check here often for updates.

Please also be in prayer for the donor family during this difficult time.

Stellan

Please continue to be in prayer for Stellan and the entire MckFamily as Stellan and MckMama are headed to Boston very soon.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Please pray for my son

I don't want to post anything on my other blog because he reads that at times.

Please pray for my son. R has really been struggling with depression. It's hard to know how much is due to hormones, how much is Aspergers... He's just been very depressed and emotional lately. He's talked to some friends about hurting himself and I worry a lot about him. Pray that we have wisdom in the words we say and that we know how to help him.

Thank you - Debbi

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Baby Elle

Please pray for Baby Elle (born March 23, 2009). She is at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston and may have surgery today to put in a shunt for her heart condition. Please pray that the neurologists can re-confirm that Elle has not been having seizures. Please pray for her parents, Lee and Lisha, as they watch their tiny baby go through this surgery. Please pray for the doctors - that they will make the right decisions and incisions during surgery so that it is a success.

Lee's grandparents attend my parent's church, Harvest Bible.

Thank you.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Please pray for Stellan

Baby Stellan is in the hospital with severely high heart rate and an enlarged heart. Please read more here for details, but please get on your knees and pray for this sweet baby.

Thank you.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Double Loss

We have prayed for baby Cora in the past, who went to be with Jesus in February. Another boy they knew in the hospital (Tony) died a few days before Cora. This past week Tony's father was killed in a farming accident. You can read about it here.

Please pray for Tony's mother and siblings as they try to adjust to losing two of their family members within a month's time.

Cole's Foundation

A family who tragically lost their little boy started something called Cole's Foundation. They feature children who have cancer. It's a nice site. You can go there and read updates and pray for these children. It's rather heartbreaking, but a wonderful thing you can do for these children and their families.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Colleen - Update

Colleen has had several women in her family face cancer. She has had genetic testing to see if she has the genes for this and is awaiting results on March 20. Please pray for Colleen as she waits and that the results would show no genes for this cancer.

UPDATE: We have a PRAISE!!!! Colleen's test results show that she does NOT have the mutated gene they were concerned about. Praise the Lord!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Tipping Family

Please pray for Allen & Courtney. They lost their 20 week old sextuplets this past weekend. The memorial service will be in SC on March 20th. The babies were named: Jacob, Evan, Joy, Jonathan, David, and Hope. Our hearts go out to them during this most difficult time.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Carrie's Dad

Carrie's dad was life-flighted to a larger hospital last night after his wife took him to the ER. He is stable now, but will be having a pacemaker installed.

Pray for peace for Carrie, also, as she doesn't live near her parents and that's so hard when they are going through physical difficulties.

Keep praying for Amy and Philip

Please continue praying for Amy. She's been quite sick from her cancer treatments.

And pray for her son, Philip. He is facing another brain surgery and needing to prepare for it. This includes weaning off of some medicines, from what I understand.

A detailed description of what Philip is facing can be found on his CaringBridge site.

Thanks for praying for Amy and Philip!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Amanda

Amanda is pregnant with her 3rd child. Last year she lost her baby boy, Noah, and that makes this pregnancy a little more stressful for her and her family.

Pray that the baby remains healthy and Amanda has no further complications. Also pray that she can enjoy this pregnancy until she delivers in September!

Urgent prayers needed for Alan Henley


I have requested prayer several times before for Alan Henley who was paralyzed last summer. He and his wife are friends of Megan.

They are facing so much, my heart hurts for them. They have been fighting with their insurance, BCBS, for the care that Alan desperately needs. BCBS refuses most care, it seems, and now they have finally approved his getting some care the dr. says he must have on the provision that they will only cover it for 7 days, then a consult and possibly 7 days after that, then they won't pay for anything at all. No outpatient is covered, no machines. People, he needs a lot of machines, a lot of outpatient therapy and a lot of medical help.

They do not have income. They have mounting medical bills and he is being denied the care that he desperately needs. His physical and emotional state is quite bad. He is angry, hurt, depressed.

And this is taking a toll on his wife, Jen. (They have two young children, also.) She is worried about her husband, she's worried about losing their home. She has to turn Alan every 2 hours at night. This is a lot for her.

Please check their site and follow it regulary and PRAY FOR THEM REGULARLY!!!

Pray for my Cyster, Lauren

Please pray for my friend, Lauren. She is a "CF cyster" and has been in the hospital A LOT this past year. I mean, a LOT. It seems she is home for one or two weeks and then has to go back in. It may not be that close together but it seems like it, I'm not sure. I do know that she wasn't out even a month this last time and she had to call for the ambulance and be admitted again.

Answer to prayer - Melissa

Melissa has made great strides since her bone marrow transplant last month. Please continue praying for her and read her exciting update here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mary White

From Megan on 3/3: Mary is a sweet little friend, neighbor, and fellow church member of mine who I have been praying for since she was in the womb. Mary is 9 years old, and was born with hydrocephalus. She has had a shunt since she was very tiny, and has had multiple brain surgeries. She had done really well for the past 4 years or so, not needing any surgeries. Over the past month, Mary has had to undergo 3 surgeries. This past surgery was supposed to bring her relief from constant headaches and lethargy, but it has NOT helped and she may have to have a 4th surgery at the end of the week. Please pray that there will be healing from this past surgery and that the shunt begins to relieve her headache. She is also running fever now, and if that doesn't resolve, surgery is inevitable. Please pray for Mary, mom Jana, and the rest of her sweet family!

Jen's daughter, Brooke

I rec'd this prayer request 3/3, but have not checked my gmail for several days. My apologies.

Can you please put Jen's daughter Brooke on for a prayer request. She has been having some health problems lately and all they know is it is something to do with her liver. The released her from the hospital yesterday without answers, but they are awaiting test results.
Jen's blog: http://www.kellerfamilyof9.com/

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Eric and Janie Lewis and their Baby

Please pray for my friend's nephew, his wife and their unborn baby. They just got the results of their 12 week Down Syndrome test - there are some abnormalities in the baby's development. They are headed to a high risk doctor for further testing within the next few days. Please pray that the Lord gives them peace during this difficult time.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ashly and Baby

Please keep Ashly and her Baby in your prayers. She just announced that she is 13 weeks pregnant. Please pray specifically that her fears and nightmares would stop and that she can enjoy this pregnancy. She will be induced on August 24, 2009. Please pray that Ashly and Denny get to bring home a beautiful, healthy baby in August.

Jen and Baby

Please continue to pray for Jen and Baby. I just learned that she has placenta previa. She is 14 weeks 3 days pregnant.

Brad is with Jesus

Please pray for Brad's family. Brad went to be with Jesus yesterday. I got this information from Rachel (friend of the family).

Michelle

Please pray for my friend, Michelle. She lost another baby last month and is waiting to see if she has to have another D&C. Please pray for her and her family. Michelle has suffered 4 losses now.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Traci and her baby

Please pray for Michelle's friend from church, Traci. She is having some major complications with her pregnancy. The baby attached really low and she is bleeding.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Stephen

Please pray for a friend of a friend, Stephen.

Stephen is 50 years old and in October 2008 he started turning yellow. He went to the ER and found out he had bile duct cancer. It spread to his liver and lungs. A couple of weeks ago he ended up with total liver failure. Yesterday (February 24) his doctor told him that he probably only will live two more weeks.

Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Pray for Brad Wims

Brad is a father of 3 who is struggling with cancer. Please check out their site and pray for Brad and his family.

Lori, Cfer with Pneumonia

Please pray for Lori, a friend of Christy's. Lori, who is 9 years post-transplant, has gone from an fev1 in the 70's to one in the 50's in just a few months. They just diagnosed her with aspergillus pneumonia last week after doing a bronch. They started her on an IV anti-fungal, but so far, it's not working. She is still very sick. They are going to do another bronchoscopy tomorrow. Her husband Jason will be doing a post on their blog tomorrow after the bronch. Please pray that whatever they find, they can treat, and her numbers will come back up. Thank you so much.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Where are the requests?

Wow, where are all of the prayer requests, lately? I guess that's a GOOD thing, altho I kind of imagine there are some that we aren't hearing about.

::I have a family member who has dealing with infertility for 4 years and is having surgery March 11th to check her tubes and see if there are any other problems.

::I have a friend who has struggled to become pregnant after losing one baby. She's now pregnant and on bed rest and I'm sure she would appreciate prayer.

::Some praises: I've known of four (4!!!!!) people who have received double lung transplants in the past 7-10 days due to their Cystic Fibrosis and they are ALL doing WELL!!! Yeah!!!

I haven't given you any names for any of these, but God knows who they are!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Meghan's mom - Update!

Leslie sent this update this morning:

Update! :-) They removed 80% of it and she has her memory back! This journey is not over by far and she will probably have to do more chemo and radiation but she has a strong support system. My friend has expressed her gratitude for all who is praying for her mom! She truly feels blessed.
Thank you,


2/12-
I am SOOOO sorry that I didn't get this up here sooner. I have a virus and have spent much of the day in bed and just now checked and found this email request:

My good friend Meghans mom is having surgery to remove a brain tumor today, she is in surgery right now. Please pray she gets through this and gets her memory back. She is a wonderful woman who has taken care of her family all her life. It doesn't look good but miracles do happen. Thank you very much.

Please pray for Meghan's mom. These surgeries take time and I'm sure she could still use your prayers!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Amy, her husband and Phillip

All three of these people need our prayers, terribly! (Phillip is the one on our side button.) Please read Amy's blog, Our Daily Blessing, for an update on what is going on. Her husband is having some very serious health problems and is in the hospital...on top of everything else going on. All three of these people have very serious issues and need your prayers and encouragement!

Tara's Baby - Praise!!

Praise the Lord!! Tara's blood clot is gone and her baby looks healthy!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wesley and Family

Please pray for Wesley.

Wesley is thirty years old. In April 2008 Wesley started getting very sick. What doctors thought were sinuses; ended up being a rare brain disorder. Chiari Malformation. On July 9th, he had brain surgery to fix the Chiari. The surgery was successful. All seemed to be going well until August 30th, 2008. Wesley became very ill. After going to the hospital he had swelling and fluid on his brain. Wesley’s brain was very swollen and he had a severe infection. He spent several days in ICU and was diagnosed with Pseudotumor Cerebri; (or false tumor of the brain). To relieve the pressure and drain the fluid, a shunt was put in on Sept. 5th. On Oct. 1st a new shunt was put in. He has continuous problems with the shunt, which the Dr.'s are trying to fix. Both brain diseases are rare and there is NO cure. But, with the shunt and being watch closely by doctors he can live a normal life.

Wesley is married with four young children.

Carolyn and Baby

Please pray for a friend of a friend, Carolyn.

Carolyn is pregnant with her second child. Doctors have found that the baby has a club foot and fluid around his heart. They are now going to do an amnio to determine if the baby has Downs Syndrome. I understand that Carolyn was extremely distraught when they found this out so I am asking for prayers for her baby and the entire family.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Baby Cora

Update: Today darling little Cora went to be with Jesus. Please pray for her family.


Please pray for this precious baby girl, Cora. She has been placed on a ventilator. I hate to see a little child go through so much pain and discomfort! Please go to their site and read about her and encourage her parents.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Garran getting his transplant today - UPDATE

Please pray for Garran and his family. Garran is 7 years old and has Cystic Fibrosis. He got called in today for his transplant at UNC. Some of these can be false alarms if they aren't a good enough match. Pray for a great match for Garran and perfect healing. Pray for his family as they wait through this, also.

2/4 UPDATE - Garran has been doing great since his transplant. Yesterday he was up and walking 3 times and today he was extubated! Way to go, Garran! To follow his progress, check out his CaringBridge site.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Melanie - Job Situation

Please pray for our good friend, Melanie. She was told today that on February 27th she will no longer have a job. They are closing the office she works in. Please pray for Melanie as she struggles to figure out where God wants her to work. Please pray for comfort during this very difficult time of uncertainty.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Praise on Greer!

Megan has shared that Greer's test showed no sign of glaucoma. That's a PRAISE!

It also sounded like her surgery on her Port Wine Stain went quite well. Check out Megan's site and see the precious video of baby Greer!

Melissa facing a tough battle

Please pray for Melissa of Dance in the Rain. She is hospitalized in Indianapolis, facing some very high, "intensely high", chemo. On Day 8 she will have a Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant. I'm sure that she would appreciate your prayers and hearing from you, also.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Rebecca and Baby - Update

Please continue to pray for Rebecca and her baby.

This was taken from her blog post today:

Thank you for all the prayers that went out today for us. God's presence and peace is strong, and that unexplicable peace helps fight away my fear and doubt.

Specifically, our prayer requests are:
  1. the baby continues to get the blood supply and nutrients it needs to grow healthy and strong, (or as Olivia prays each night: that the baby will stay inside mommy's tummy until it grows big and can come out to be with us).
  2. The tear in placenta will not grow and the blood clot will absorb.
  3. The partial placenta previa will move upwards as my uterus continues to grow.
  4. That God will continue to provide the help we need as long as I am restricted to bedrest.
  5. That God will guide us in our decision regarding an OB and hospital to deliver at. I would like to stay with my same OB, since he is familiar with my history, but there are a few complications that need to be worked out.

Kahla - trigger and retrieval

Please pray for Kahla's IVF to go smoothly and end in a healthy miracle baby that Jeff, Kahla and Chase get to bring home in 10 months.

She triggers tonight at 9:30 pm and retrieval is at 9:00 tomorrow.

Destiny - retrieval and transfer

Please pray for Destiny's IVF to go smoothly and end in a healthy miracle baby that Destiny and Jesse get to bring home in 10 months.

Retreival will occur tomorrow at 1:45 pm and transfer will occur next Monday.

Joshua

Please pray for Joshua. He is almost 3 years old and he is back in the ICU and is working hard to get through today. At thanksgiving he had RSV (his third time). He fights so hard and is such an amazing boy. Last night he was almost intibated and put on life support, but God heard the cries of His people and he is doing better today on 15 liters of O2!!!

Baby Danny

Please pray for Baby Danny today. He has 6 hours of surgery to get his cochlear implants! Please, keep him and his family in your thoughts today.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Phoenix


Pray for Phoenix tomorrow. They are taking him back to their CF clinic at Kansas City as he is having more trouble. (I believe they will also be battling bad weather.)

Check out their site and see their Great Strides video.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pray for Greer

Greer is the 1 year old daughter of Megan at Hold it Up to the Light.

Please pray for Greer on Tuesday as she has her 6th laser treatment for her Port Wine Stain. Prayers for comfort, safety during the procedure (under General Anesthesia), peace for her parents. Pray for great healing and continued fading. Pray for her not to remember anything, and for it to go quickly and without complication.

Pray also for the opthamology report. Pray that there will be no signs of glaucoma for now. They have been waiting this eye examination under anesthesia (which they will do right before the laser treatment). It will give us a good baseline for the future, and hopefully confirm that she has no signs of glaucoma.

Melanie's Aunt

Please pray for Melanie's Aunt, Sonia, as she struggles with depression.

Melissa

UPDATED:

Please continue to pray for Melissa (and her family). Melissa will be admitted to the hospital early next week to begin five days of high dose chemo followed by a bone marrow transplant. She will be in the hospital for approximately three weeks.

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I found out about the following prayer request through my friend, Jocelyn's blog: Please pray for Melissa to be healed. She has been told that her lymphoma did not respond to chemo. She had surgery (for another biopsy) on December 19. They are awaiting results. Melissa is 31 years old, is married to Doug and has 3 children: Caleb (5 years) Lauren (3 years), and Audrey (1 year).

Debbi

UPDATED:

Please continue to pray for Debbi. She is still not feeling well and had fever this past week. Her CF doctor thinks she has a virus in addition to her infection.

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Praise the Lord that Debbi did not have to be hospitalized today!

Please pray for Debbi as she endures more meds to try to help her feel better. Please pray that she does not have any more side effects from these meds.

Ben and Heather - Praise and Prayer

UPDATED:

Praise God for his miracles! Heather is 6 weeks and 2 days pregnant! Please pray for a healthy pregnancy.

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Please pray for Ben and Heather. Please pray for Heather's healing and God's comfort right now. Heather has been told that she is infertile. Please pray for a miracle in 2009.

Jennifer and Hal - Praise and Prayer

UPDATED:

Praise God! Jennifer is 5 weeks pregnant!!! Please pray that all continues to go well with this pregnancy.
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Keep Jennifer and her husband in your prayers - their first IUI in November was not successful. Please pray for a miracle in 2009.

Fay's Husband to be deployed to IRAQ within first few weeks of February

Please pray for Fay (Melanie's sister) as she and her family prepare for her husband to deploy to IRAQ in February.

Kahla - IVF

UPDATED:

Please continue to pray as Kahla continues on this IVF journey. She is stimming through tomorrow.

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Please pray for Kahla as she goes through this most recent IVF journey.

Molly - Praise and Please continue to Pray

UPDATED:

Praise God! Molly's CT Scan showed that her tumor had DECREASED in size since starting the Proton Therapy!

Please continue to pray that the Therapy continues to do it's job and shrink her tumor down to nothing.

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Please pray for Molly. She starts Proton Therapy for her Large b-cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (diagnosed Sept 2008) tomorrow at 5pm.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Please pray for this Jesse & Destiny:

This is from her blog:

Well, Wednesday's ultrasound and blood work went really well. There were 8 follicles all relative in size and the levels were well controlled. Today, I am developing one dominant follicle. The left side is acting much like it did in the last cycle. I am very anxious, nervous, upset....etc! I know God can do great things. Could you put in a small request that the desire to be parents would be fulfilled in God's time.





Thursday, January 22, 2009

Prayer for Melila

I got this prayer request from Shania's blog:

Please, please, please pray urgently for a little girl named Melila. We got a report from a friend of her family today that she as leukemia. She is the daughter of my husband and my former youth minister. I kid you not, she is undoubtably the cutest little girl in the world. Her parents have been preparing for several years now to make a permanent move to Bulgaria to minister to the gypsies.Please pray that the source we heard from was incorrect. Or, if they were correct, that it is a very minor form of leukemia.

Also Shania just broke her pinky toe. Please pray that the Lord will heal her pain. She is also finishing up a report for her class and I am sure she would love some prayers for peace and strength, knowledge & wisdom.

Thanks Prayer Warriors!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

LuzMaria (Melanie's Grandmother)

Please pray for my friend Melanie's Grandmother.

I just got this email from Mel:

I just got a call from my sister that my grandmother is in the hospital. They think she suffered a mild heart attack while she was waiting on an MRI of her brain. She has been having episodes of dizzy spells and fainting and they kept diagnosing her with gastro problems but the dr said that these spells are one too many so now they are wanting to check to see if she has a blood clot which they just said they think its that. She has heart problems. One of her arteries is closing on her. Please pray for her. Her name is LuzMaria. That the Lord will heal her and that the Lord will give my mother strength as she is the one taking care of her.

Tara, Robert and their baby

Please pray for my friend's daughter, Tara (and her husband Robert). They are 7 weeks pregnant and are experiencing a hematoma in her uterus that has caused some spotting. She will have to go in for an ultrasound every week to check on it. This condition puts her at a higher risk for miscarriage. They have seen the baby on ultrasound and have heard his or her heartbeat and are encouraged by this, but they so need our prayers right now as they go through this difficult and scary time.

My boss's dad - passed away this morning at 1 am

UPDATED:

My boss's dad (Alister) died this morning at 1 am after a 13 day battle with lung cancer.
Please pray for the McArthur family as they go through this difficult time.

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Please continue to pray for my boss's dad...I received this email from my boss this morning:

We just talked to the doctor. My Dad has taken a turn for the worse and probably only has a matter of weeks left which at this point is a blessing as he is now suffering so.
My eldest brother is flying down tomorrow from Calgary on the early flight. We are going to make arrangements tomorrow to have our father moved into a long term care facility as he sadly can not go home.
I want to thank you all for your caring and thoughtfulness during this difficult time in my family's life.

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Please pray for my boss's dad. Tonight Graham found out that his dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. Not only was he diagnosed today, but they hospitalized him.

Please pray for Graham's entire family - they are very close.

We know what they are going through - we watched Chris's dad suffer with lung cancer for 1 year (diagnosed June 2000 and died July 21, 2001). It is not anything I'd wish on anyone else. My boss is the best and I never forget to thank God for sending him to me. He is the most caring man and I'm so glad I work for him. I have such a heavy heart for him tonight...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Big week of (medical) tests for Amy

Please pray for Amy at Our Daily Blessing. She is having a LOT of tests this coming week and has listed them on her blog so that we can pray for her better.

Rich - interview today

Praise the Lord that Rich had an interview today!

Please pray that Rich hears back ASAP (probably this Friday) regarding the interview he had today for a job. Please pray that he gets the job and can start immediately.

Jen's baby

Please pray that Jen's baby (8 weeks) stays healthy. Please see here - she had a scare on Saturday and went to the ER.

Katie (Teresa's daughter)

Please pray for Katie, Teresa's (almost 5 year old) daughter. She has viral induced asthma.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Baby Brayden - born Jan. 13, 2009 - in NICU

Please pray for newborn Baby Brayden. He was born with fluid in his lungs and was transported to another hospital with a better NICU. Please pray that he gets better very soon.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

David

UPDATED:

Please checkout the latest update on David on Hilary's blog. He is doing better (still in the hospital but out of a coma)! Please continue to pray as they wait to find out if the e-coli infection produced any brain damage.

Please also pray for David's and his mother's spiritual health. They are not believers. Please pray that they feel and come to know God's love through prayers that have been said for David's health.

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Please pray for David, the nephew of a couple in Rich and Hilary's adult bible study class. He just returned from Iraq because of a ruptured colon. He has been through multiple surgeries and lung failure among other things.

Baby Harper

Please pray for baby Harper. She was born yesterday and had to be airlifted to Tulsa Children's hospital because of her breathing troubles. Please also pray for her parents, Scott and Kelly, friends of Angie's.

Adrienne

Please pray for Adrienne. She lost another baby to miscarriage this past week. It will be her sixth pregnancy loss. Please pray for her as she mourns the loss of this baby.

Destiny and Jesse

UPDATED:

Please pray for Destiny as she undergoes her most recent IVF journey.

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Destiny started fertility injections on Saturday (1/3/09). They are trying another round of IVF. They are hoping for an egg retrieval around the 27th of January. They will find out the results days prior to Braxton's heavenly birthday. Destiny and Jesse are anxious and nervous; but what a wonderful birthday present for Braxton.....a new baby sister or brother.

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Please pray for Destiny and Jesse. Their most recent IVF was not successful. Please pray for a miracle in 2009.

Rebecca and Baby need your prayers

UPDATED:

Please lift Rebecca and her baby up in prayer. Her next ultrasound is on Tuesday, Jan. 20th, at 10:30 am. Rebecca is still on strict bedrest. Please hop on over to her blog to encourage her and let her know you are praying.

Thank you.

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My friend's name is Rebecca. She and her family really need your prayers now, prayer warriors! I got an email from her today about her ultrasound appointment from yesterday. I'm just going to copy and paste it here for you to read yourself. Please Please Please pray for this family and this little baby.

Well, thank you for your prayers. The appointment was good and bad. I was so emotionally spent last night that I didn't feel up to writing. Plus my husband and I had some decisions to make. The baby is there, growing well and with a good heartbeat. Praise God! Little head and hands (based on my symptoms, I think she's a girl). The good news is the baby is measuring exactly to date and her growth is not suffering because of the complications. But there is also a large blood clot over the cervix. He called it an organized blood clot and is unsure if it is an old clot that is organizing and will reabsorb or if it is the placenta separating from the uterus. At any rate, he doubled my progesterone and put me on bedrest. I was having cramping yesterday and as soon as I was off my feet it subsided. He was also concerned at the nausea and not eating enough, so he ordered anti-nausea meds and 2 cases of protein bars. He said the lack of nutrition would only complicate the pregnancy. (As soon as I eat, I am sick for the duration of the day.)

I had much to consider last night. Because lying down seems to help the sickness, I'm opting not to take extra medications with an already stressed out baby. I'll eat and allow the lying down to take care of the nausea. I'm already 2 months and based on history, only have about 6 weeks left of sickness. I did double up on the progesterone and will be more diligent in getting my vitamins down.

We were not going to share our news with anyone (even the girls) until after the 1st trimester, but changed our minds last night. First, we need the prayers. Secondly, we need to ask friends and family for help, and we can't really do that unless we tell them what's going on. It's hard to be put in that vulnerable place, where if something happens we have to let everyone in on our grief again, but we don't have much choice right now. It's a little unnerving because even though I know we lost the last baby because of a chromosomal issue, there was a separation in the placenta during that pregnancy and I was on bedrest because of it. It's just a bad reminder. Anyhow, that means you can add us to whatever prayer lists will take us. :)

I have help coming today, tomorrow and Friday and am going to ask friends to help out with dinners. I can't cook because of the nausea and the being off my feet part, and my husband is limited since he comes home at 6 and the girls are getting ready for bed by 7. Plus, he still has a 1 lb weight limit for lifting from his broken wrists. So there are 2 of us and neither of us can do anything. :) It's very humbling to be in a position of needing help again.

I am striving to trust God, not just to do what I want, but to take care of us and trust that He has our best interests at heart. I want to stay close to Him during this time, it's just hard to even tell him what I really want for fear of being disappointed. There are lessons here, I am sure of it, just trying to make sure I'm open to learning them.

Please know that Rebecca and her husband have been through a lot in their lives (especially in 2008). They have two young daughters on this earth and one son in heaven (she lost him at 12 weeks in 2008). They need our prayers. Please let me know if you live in Southern California and would be able to provide assistance to this family.

Thank you and love,
Amanda

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One of my friends is pregnant and has her 8 week ultrasound on Tuesday (Jan. 6th). Please pray for peace and comfort for her and her husband as they wait. They have 2 children on this earth and one in heaven (that they lost in 2008). They are nervous about this pregnancy.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Michelle and her baby

Please pray for my friend Michelle. She just found out that she is about 8 weeks pregnant. Michelle and her husband have one daughter (Isabella) on this earth and 3 baby angels in heaven.
Please pray that everything goes smoothly with this pregnancy and that the baby is healthy.

Please also pray for Michelle and her family as they are allowing their friends (Terry and Fay) whose house burned down (on Jan. 12th) to stay with them until they get back on their feet.

Baby David - Went to Heaven this morning

UPDATED:

Please pray for Nikki, her husband Chris and their daughter Nadine. Their precious newborn baby David went to be with Jesus this morning.

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Baby David was born on Monday, January 12th. He was not supposed to come until February 3rd, but they had to do an emergency c-section because of his heart...now that he is out of the womb, he has major complications and needs our prayers! Please see here the complete story from his mommy, Nikki. Please pray that the Lord would heal this baby and comfort his family during this time.

















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Please pray for Baby David. His family has moved near the hospital that can help him. Please let Nikki know if you know any charities in the Kansas City area that may be able to help them out during this difficult time.

Another fire & medical emergency

Please pray for Linn from A Place Called Simplicity. Their home burned down yesterday and while her husband was going through the ashes she was having to take their son to the emergency room. Appendicitis.

They have a large family and a praise is that no one got hurt in the fire.

Read this very interesting account of what happened.

Please pray for this overwhelmed family and check out their blog. I'm sure they'd appreciate your comments.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Terry & Fay - House Fire on January 12th

Please pray for my friend Michelle's friends, Terry & Fay. Their house was attacked by fire on January 12th. They are still unsure of what caused the fire and cannot go inside yet to retrieve any valuables that may be left. Terry runs his own tile business out of his home, so this fire is not only affecting their home life, but their business is now suffering. Please pray that they are able to find out the cause of the fire so that they can move forward and please pray that they would be able to rebuild their home and their business.

Joshua - Deployed to Iraq on 1/13/09

Please pray for my friend Lauren's brother Joshua. He was deployed on January 13th to Iraq. Please pray for his safety and his safe return to his family.

Thank you, Joshua, for your service to our country.

Amy & Phillip - *Bump*


If you read Amy's blog you will see that she is really struggling with a lot right now. Both she and Phillip (see our side-bar pic) are dealing with a lot healthwise and emotionally. Decisions, also. Please continue to pray for them and follow their updates.

Alan in ICU

Please remember Alan and Jen in your prayers. Alan is the pilot who had an accident this past summer in his backyard while doing chin-ups. He's been paralyzed from the chest down ever since, with very limited mobility in his arms.

Jen's last two entries during the night last night:

1:05AM: We are in the emergency room right now. I had to call the paramedics because Alan had fever of 104.7 and was hallucinating. It appears he has a kidney infection that has gone into his bloodstream making the infection systemic. They are also doing xrays right now to check for pnemonia. Please pray for him. He's back. I've got to run.

3:31AM: They have got him stablized and they are going to admit him to ICU. He's still pretty out of it. I just pray that they will be able to figure out what is wrong.


While visiting their site, read the entry about this past weekend. Something very special took place and it was a praise I was wanting to put on here. I just got kind of side-tracked with all of my dr. calls, symptoms, etc. It's a great read, though, and definitely a praise!

Monday, January 12, 2009

4 year old Abby

Please pray for 4 year old Abby. She is undergoing treatment for her aggressive leukemia. Please read her story here.

Update on Maria

Hello my fellow prayer warriors,

Maria just sent me a text to let everyone know that there was just an empty sac. Please pray for her and her husband, Blake, as this is their 2nd loss. Please pray for peace, strength, and understanding.

Thank you!

~i~
Melanie

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Maria's Ultrasound - Monday 1/12/09 at 11:30 am

Please pray for Maria and her husband. They go for their ultrasound Monday at 11:30 am. Please pray for peace and comfort. Please pray that the baby is okay. Please pray for the ultrasound technician and the doctor.

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Matt and Madeline

I have been following Matt's blog for a while now and don't know why but I forgot to post this prayer request (that is an ongoing one) before now...

Please read Matt and Madeline's blog if you have a moment...Matt's wife, Liz, died of a pulmonary embolism on March 25, 2008 - just 27 hours after giving birth to baby Madeline.

Please remember to cover these two in prayer when you can.

Darren and Olivia

Please read Darren and Olivia's blog if you have a moment...Darren's wife, Misty, died on September 23, 2008 after battling brain cancer. Their daughter Olivia is only 2 years old.

Please remember to cover these two in prayer when you can.

Rich, Hilary and Isaac

Please pray for Rich, Hilary and Isaac. Rich lost his job a month and a half ago. Please pray that he finds work soon.

Debbi

Please lift my friend Debbi up in prayer today.

Please see here her latest symptoms (angioedema) and read here about the trip to the ER last night. She still has not received medical treatment for this numbing/tingling/itching side effect, so please pray that she gets in to see a doctor today or tomorrow.

Thank you,
Amanda

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Chris and Melissa need our prayers

Please pray for Chris and Melissa. They are parents to a 4 year old girl and 10 month old twin boys. On November 1st, one of the boys hit his head on the coffee table while playing. This was like no ordinary bump. He began to have convulsions and bleeding on the brain. I just learned that the baby died shortly before Christmas. After the accident, child protective services took both other children from their home saying that the parents must have had something to do with the injury to the baby's head. The children still have not been returned and Chris and Melissa have not yet been exonerated. Please pray that the hearing in February will give this couple their other two children back. Please also pray for the family's healing and comfort after the death of their baby son.

Please go to Ashly's blog and read the entire story.

Blog post #1 - November 4th, 2008
Blog post #2 - November 9th, 2008
Blog post #3 - January 10th, 2009

Peace and health for Kori

I just started following Kori's blog recently. Her husband is a CFer and has also battled Stage 4 Colon Cancer.

Right now Kori is really going through a scare of her own over some large lumps that she found this week. She is waiting on the results right now. Please visit her and let her know that you are praying for her.

New father dies on way home

Thank you, Marcia, for bringing this to my attention as I don't think we had this on here. This is one of those friend of a friend things, but a very tragic story and the family definitely needs our prayers. Drew Pearson's wife gave birth to their first baby and he died in an accident on the way home from the hospital. The best and worst day of his wife's life.

You can read about it best on Nitty.Gritty. A neat memorial site can be found here.

Great News!!

Please read the last two entries to Alan Henley's Caringbridge blog. There are some real uplifting moments and news...and please continue praying for them right now on this updated "surprise venture." (I thought if I kept the surprise element there, you might be more apt to read it!)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Decisions and doctors for Phillip

Along the side of this blog you will see "Prayers for Phillip". Amy B. (his mother) updated his CaringBridge site that he will be seeing doctors today and many decisions need to be made. Please pray for Phillips pain and physical condition, for Amy, and for the doctors to have great wisdom. Drop them a line and encourage them, too!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mark Lamberth - passed away tonight

I had visited my friend Hilary's blog and was about to post the prayer request she posted but went to the blog and read the latest...Mark passed away tonight.

Please pray for Mark Lamberth's wife (Angie) and son (Nolan).

On December 12, he was severely injured in a dirt-bike accident. The doctors gave him a 1 in 500 chance of living and the most recent news was that an area in his brain was hemorrhaging, and actually ruptured, and his heart rate was slowing down on its own.

Pray for Ava

Please pray for Hope's baby, Ava. Ava has malacia of her larynx and trachea.

Taken from the side of Hope's blog, Taking a Deep Breath:

In her 9 months of life, she's been through alot. She has defects that effect her larynx, trachea, epiglottis, palate, tongue, and skeletal system. Some of these defects obstruct her airway. That's all we know so far. She's been in/out of the hospital a few times with more to come. A common cold can put her in the ICU. She's hooked up to monitors 24/7 and lives in respiratory distress complete with blue spells, home nurses, pulmonologists, etc... Her doctors have been on the verge of putting in a temporary tracheotomy to give her airway a few years to grow. We take it a day at a time.

Alan & Jenn - another 911 call

Thanks, Megan, for passing this update along to me.

Just wanted to update you quickly. Please, please continue to pray for Alan. Jen had to call 911 last night because she dropped him (thankfully, they are awesome and told her to call them to come help anytime). Today she is going to try to get him out to the airport to have lunch with some of his pilot buddies. He is really down lately, and this should be a good pick me up!!

For some reason Alan & Jen have just really taken a corner in my heart and I think of them so often and pray for them. I hope the rest of you are following their story and supporting them, also.

Emerson's fevers! (Updated 1/7)


1/7 Update: Please read the latest entry on Emerson's troubling fevers.


Guess what? There's a 1/5 update on Emerson's COTA that she's had a better last 2 days and has started to pee just a little!!!! Yeah for small steps! She has a long way to go and still is in need of lots of prayers. Go to their site and see the new pictures they have posted and read more of the update.

Landy's mom -Update

An update from Landy re her mother's change in condition: She was at a small hospital, with pneumonia, on oxygen, with high CO2 levels in her blood. They then discovered fluid around her heart/lungs and transferred her by helicopter to a larger heart hospital today. From what I understand, it was protocol to intubate her for the flight and the folks at the heart hospital just left that in place to try to get the CO2 levels decreased. It has helped--level was 40 when I left this afternoon. She may remain intubated for a couple of days.

Anyway, long story short, I think she is in pretty serious shape, so please pray for her during this time and thanks


Please be in prayer for my friend, Landy's, mother. She's in the hospital and very disoriented and having a lot of physical difficulties. It doesn't sound like they are sure what is wrong, they thought she had pneumonia, but now think it may be due to congestive heart failure.

My friend, Landy, has Cystic Fibrosis, which lends another complication to her visiting her mother and I know she wants to spend all of the time she can with her parents.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

*K* has an EEG today

Please pray for 6 year old *K*. He has his annual EEG at 2pm today.

Pray that he would be comfortable, be able to sleep during the sleep EEG and that this test would (for the first time) show no abnormal brain activity. He has been on seizure medication for the past 6 years and it would be awesome if he could get off of the meds.

Also, please pray for his mommy, Wendi, that she would be calm, peaceful and comfortable while her baby has this test.


My friend - A Praise and Prayers are Still Needed Please

UPDATE:

Yesterday my friend had her follow-up appointment after her biopsy.
I received the following news:

They found some precancerous areas but everything is benign (Praise the Lord!) for now. She will begin to eat differently and take some vitamins while they watch and see over the next few months.

Please pray for her family as they adjust to the new Mommy (the one that's tired all the time) and please pray that she is healed.

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Please pray for my friend. Her ex-husband was laid off the day before Thanksgiving. They have two children to support. Please pray for her upcoming doctor's appointment scheduled for Monday, January 5th at 2:30 pm CST, to discuss the results of her biopsy. (Right now she might have to take her kids and a few others to the doctor's appointment with her - alone. Please pray that somehow someone can help her or take the kids during the appointment.)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Alan and Jen - big day tomorrow

Please pray for Jen's strength tomorrow as she has to get around very early with the kids and getting Alan ready and to several doctor appts. tomorrow. Remember that she is having to wash, dress and lift a grown man- I am personally praying for someone to help her with that lifting!

Understandably she has really been struggling with the emotional and physical changes since Alan's accident this summer. And worrying about Alan. And I have no idea how hard it is for Alan to deal with all of this, too.

Pray for wisdom on the doctors part, healing, strength and for the friends who are keeping their children for the day.

Here is a picture from their CaringBridge site of Alan and Skyler. I thought it was very sweet!

Watching TV together!

Prayer for Maria

Maria from With Hope has been blessed with a baby in her womb again! Maria has been trying for over 2 years and with many procedures and Infertility medication she was pregnant last year and miscarried at 15 weeks in March of 2008.

She is pregnant again and we are hoping that the Lord will give her 9 healthy months and a precious healthy baby!

On Dec. 30th she went in for an ultrasound and they didn't find anything in her uterus, but her HCG level came back at 550 which is around 4-5 weeks. She had another bloodwork today and its in the thousands which is awesome! She will be going in for another ultrasound on Monday, Dec. 12th.

Please pray for Maria that the Lord will give her peace and strength. She is trying to trust the Lord with all her heart.

Thank you Lord for this little one in Maria's womb! Amen :)

Shannon's heart surgery

Please be praying for Shannon this week as she faces some serious heart surgery. I remember my husband's fear when he went through triple bypass 9 years ago. A very difficult time for Shannon and her whole family.

AmyB. is setting up something on her blog for Shannon, so go check that out and offer up your prayers and encouragement!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Tommy Beavers

Kahla sent me this prayer request:

Please pray for 5th grader Tommy Beavers.

Tommy was in a terrible four-wheeler accident on December 29th and was in a coma. The four-wheeler flipped/rolled on top of his head and it landed on the side with the back tire and rack. His left arm is broken, and least of their worries. Tommy was without/very little air for a short amount of time.

Read more of his story here and please pray for this family and this little boy.

Praise: for Sara

Updated:

Praise the Lord! Sara is 10 1/2 weeks pregnant!

Her next ultrasound is on January 12th.