Dec 9, 2009

Would you join me in prayer? And praise?

I come before you again, asking that we might join hands and hearts in prayer before the throne. This has been a difficult year in the area of physical health for Audra. Our darlin' oldest is scheduled for arthroscopic knee surgery this Friday at 1 P.M to have loose cartilage removed that has been causing pain and swelling in her right knee.

I remember when I read Beth Moore's post and could relate to feeling the heat of the spiritual battle around us and feeling like the enemy was targeting Audra's health.

The LORD has also been bringing thanksgiving to the forefront of my mind. Even in what seems a difficult encounter, He is asking me to praise Him. Would you join me in praising Him as well?
  • Praise that the MRI showed no damage to any major tendons or ligaments
  • Thanksgiving that x-rays showed no broken bones
  • Delight in a surgeon that is skilled in his specialty
  • Relief that insurance covers 100% after our deductible
  • Praise for His Word and His Spirit providing peace amidst the storm
  • Rejoicing we have a hospital nearby
  • Gratitude for the patient ladies at pre-registration
  • A pre-op nurse that has gone before us and answered all my questions
  • GOD is in control, no matter what HE has allowed
Many of my requests are the same from when Audra had dental surgery in October. Would you join me in praying for:
  • A well rested and focused doctor, anesthesiologist, nurse and assistants
  • A successful surgery
  • Peace - tonight, tomorrow, Friday, everyday
  • Knowing that the LORD is in control and acting like I believe HIM
  • Strength - Audra desires to be awake during the surgery
  • Safety while on the road
  • Power - Holy Spirit power and no interruption of electrical power during the surgery
  • A speedy and full recovery
  • That we would bring glory to HIS Name
  • That we would have hearts of thanksgiving to Him
  • Any other way the LORD might direct you to pray in this regard
Thank you kindly for joining us in prayer. "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians 1:2

Smiling Audra Elizabeth in her room

10 comments

Cathy Davis said...

It's my honor and privileged to pray for you, your family and your daughter!

Thank you for asking.

Ginger said...

Praying for all of you, that God would give her (and you) supernatural strength and peace during this procedure and afterward!
I pray you all are able to praise God for a positive experience that brought total relief from any pain.
Ginger

PS I realize this isn't a high priority for you now, but I'm giving away some Christmas music at my blog!Join the fun if you get a chance.:)

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh the poor dear, my heart goes out to her my husband has been having similar problems we are in the process of finding out whats going on there as well as other physical problems. My prayers and thoughts will be with your daughter as she under goes this surgery on Friday, may the Lord stand beside her through-out the ordeal and the angels surround her with hugs.

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Andrea said...

Praising and praying with you,
andrea

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Consider her added to my list... keep me posted, please.

peace~elaine

Cindy said...

Lora,

Audra and all of your family will be in my prayers. I count it a privilege to lift your family up to the Lord.

Merry Christmas,

Cindy

Leah said...

Lora,

I will be praying for these requests. Please let us know how everything goes.

It is soooo hard when you feel as though the enemy has a big orange target affixed firmly to your chest or the chest of those you love. I just always try to remember Isaiah 43: 1-3. HE walks WITH us through these times.

Leah

© Jennifer Raley said...

You've got some true praises and requests. I do join with you. (Heavenly Father - I lift Audra and her family to You. Please fill all their hearts with peace, especially Audra's and then again, especially her parents. I ask for Your direction in the care giving and the surgery. I ask for easy recovery for Audra and for good results from the surgery. Oh how I thank You that we can come to You with our needs and the needs of others. Thank You for answering prayers and providing peace and comfort that otherwise is not to be had. I thank You for the things this family praises You for and ask these things in Jesus' name. Amen.) Keep us posted, Lora

© Jennifer Raley said...

Just stopping by - hope Audra is doing okay - and you guys. Jenn

Lora said...

Your prayers bless me blog friends. I praise HIM for you!

My heart is on overflow to the LORD who showed up in a BIG way yesterday for Audra Elizabeth's surgery to remove loose cartilage from her knee. The Dr. had NO explanation for the over a dozen pieces he removed. He could not find where they had come from. He also removed a non-cancerous nodule not seen on the MRI - his words were "If this surgery was done to just remove the nodule, I'd consider it a blessing from the LORD." All I could say was "Praise HIS NAME."

PRAISE HIS NAME!