Thursday, March 24, 2011

Two Very Serious Prayer Needs in our Blog Community....

Hello Friends,

As I know that some of you are amazing
prayer warriors I am asking for your assistance
today.

The first situation is in the lives of Roger and Beth
from Beth's By Grace.  Roger is in the hospital 
with a major infection.  I'll copy and paste some
of Beth's post.  I hope she won't mind.....

"Hi everyone. 
Roger is STILL in the hospital...
this is early Thursday morning...
I'm getting ready to 
go to bed for a while. 
He is still suffering with 
cellulitis in his leg and 
still running a fever with  
nausea and major pain. 
He seems to be having the 
worst headache ever and getting 
very nauseated with that. 
He's on an IV with antibiotics and fluids. 
They're giving him some pretty strong
pain medicines as well.
He DOES show a marked improvement 
in the huge infection in his leg, 
however, so that is a praise, isn't it? "

Beth went on to say that Roger is seeing things
that aren't there and having some conversations
that just don't make sense.
So hard for a wife to bear.

This dear couple is in the midst of moving their family 
from one home to another.  They have been working
so hard and this complicates things.  Of course Roger's 
health is more important than the move but as you can
imagine the stress of it all must take its toll.

The second situation is from Marcia, at
This was her prayer request in her post yesterday:

" I'd like to ask you all to pray for my nephew, Jordan.
He's been serving his 2nd tour of duty in Afghanistan. 

There is no easy way to say this.
Yesterday, he stepped on an I.E.D. and lost both of his legs.
Now he's fighting for his life. 
 He is a wonderful young man, willingly serving our country.
He's also a husband, and father to a young son."
I cannot imagine the courage it
takes to put oneself in harm's way
every day as our military men and women do,
however, I am so grateful for them.
I wish these things never, ever happened!!

Both of these families are suffering so much
right now and I hope that you will join me
in prayer and by stopping by and offering 
words of encouragement.

Thank You!

10 comments:

Theresa said...

I will be praying for both of these families! My Nephew is about to go back to Afghanistan in July for his second tour! Those young men and women are fighting for our freedom and giving so much! Oh my friend, I will pray right now for Marcia's Nephew and Beth's Husband as well as the families!

Thanks for sharing this so that I can help pray!

HUGS!

Carol said...

Thank you for sharing the prayer requests. I'll be praying for healing for Beth's husband & comfort for the family who lost their son.

Love & Hugs,
Carol

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Becky, I will offer both these situations up in prayer. You have such a tender heart.

The rose in your header is breathtaking.

Barb ♥

jAne said...

prayer heavenward for both families. in the midst of pain (physical & emotional) His presence remains. may He do a remarkable work - medically as well as spiritually.

continuing in prayer,
jAne

PJ said...

I can sympathize with both families, T had cellulitus in Florida, horrible stuff!!! and of course he spent a lot of time in Iraq in 2009 and that was a constant fear of mine.

Many prayers going out for comfort and healing for both families.

Vee said...

Cellulitis...awful stuff and I am praying for your blogging buddy. What to say about a dear soldier who loses his legs. Praying, praying, praying.

LV said...

So sorry to learn of these families and all their health issues. Seems there is so much of that going on today. I perhaps I just notice it more as I get older. May each one soon see a turnaround for the better. My the good Lord bless and keep them.

blessedmom's simple home said...

Thank you so much for posting this Becky. We've been so blessed by the outpouring of love and prayer support we've received. We know Jordan has a long road ahead of him, but we are so thankful for all of the prayers. God is in control.

I'll be praying for Roger, and for Beth too, as I know this has to be difficult for her.
Blessings,
Marcia

Beth said...

Thank you so much dear friend for asking for prayer for both my husband and the young man. Roger is doing better. My prayers are with the young serviceman and his family right now.

Joyce said...

Prayers are on the way for both families at these trying times.