Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Praying for Joanne


I've read about this on several blogs over the past few days and feel compelled to pass this along to all of you prayer warriors out there.

Joanne (AKA The Simple Wife) suffered a massive stroke on January 11, 2011. Her daughter found in her their basement and she was "shaking violently." She was rushed to the hospital where they ran several tests. She had surgery to remove a blood clot in her brain and is now in a medically induced coma. Please join me in praying for this family: Joanne, husband Toben, children Audrey and Emma, and many other friends and family.

Her husband is keeping everyone updated on Joanne's condition on her blog if you're interested in more details.

They are specifically praying and asking others to pray Psalm 46 for her ...

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
Come, behold the works of the LORD,
how he has brought desolations on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the chariots with fire.
"Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!"
The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

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