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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:


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,

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 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).


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.