Mar 20, 2011

Prayer Requests Leading Up To Surgery

We have been asked a lot lately how people can pray for us leading up to Roger's surgery on Thursday. We had a great discussion/cry last night about how we're feeling, etc and I wrote many things down in my journal as we were discussing, sharing and crying. Then today at our weekly neighborhood Bible study, our neighbors asked to pray over us and how they could pray for us. So I grabbed the notes I wrote down in my journal and read it out loud to everyone. It made a great list to email to our community group also so I decided to share it here on the blog so everyone knew what we were feeling and facing leading up to the surgery. So here you go. We are also testing to see if the changes Roger made to the blog work so when we update the blog this week during the pre-surgery process, day of surgery and post-op you can get the updates not only on the blog but immediately on both of our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We'll see if this works. Thanks for the prayers. We really appreciate all of you. ~ Holly

Please pray for:
-peace for both of us during this week, surgery day & recovery
-Roger's fear of dying (see next item), not being faithful enough & losing more movement
-protection from satan's lies
-Roger's anger to be taken away from not being faithful enough, feeling like he wasted time gaining strength before the surgery
-Roger to not be complacent with partial paralysis, to never quit, keep fighting & work hard
-God to help me (Holly) to be Roger's cheerleader, therapist, etc.
-strength for both of us to get through this & always go back to God with praise & glory
-all the doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologist, assistants, nurses, etc.

8 comments:

Allie said...

Oh gosh, you guys. So much honesty happening. I love you guys, I miss you both and I'm praying hard (I'm also crying hard- it's so not fair for you. I know life isn't fair, but really.). I hope God's comfort and protection comes through in ways you never before dreamed.

Su Wang said...

We are praying for you and the surgery and all those involved. Praying that God's miraculous ways are made visible during this tough time. Love you! The Chens

Michelle said...

10 years we've known and admired and loved you! You've been through so much and you've been so faithful, even in your pain and doubts. Please call on us if there's anything at all we can do. We're praying for you.

April said...

Lord,
I ask you to please instill courage, strength, and love in my friend Roger and his wonderful wife Holly. Please heal him, You can heal him indefinitely because You are mighty and because Roger deserves Your healing touch. Lord, give Roger's doctors the knowledge and touches that they need to effectively heal Roger in Your name. Lord, I ask that You not only heal Roger but that You heal him in such a way that he would enjoy every single drop of life! God my God...please give Holly peace, strength and the patience that she needs to help Roger along and prepare her body for childbearing, bring them both happiness and good health, Amen.

Brandon Hatmaker said...

love you guys. praying.

BIG T said...

I will be praying for you guys as well. Rely on Him.

Tina

Justin said...

Thank you for keeping us connected to your journey and letting us know how to best support you both. I'll be praying with you.

Amy Melsa Photography said...

Luke and I are praying. Love you!