II Corinthians 1:11
Paul wrote in the first chapter of II Corinthians about the comfort that he and other people were able to give as a result of enduring difficult times. Something that helped him endure through those difficult times was the prayers lifted up by his fellow believers.
Friends, I have two little girls for whom I would ask you to pray so that many will give thanks.
As I've already asked, please continue to pray for Karis Almy.
We praise God for healing her from the infection of pneumonia, but we continue to ask Him to clear her lungs! She is heavily congested. This congestion needs to clear up before she can be released to go home. Her family is closing day 8 in the hospital.
Our other little friend is Rebekah Grace Ellis.
Rebekah has a congenital heart defect. She is scheduled for surgery December 14. Please go to her parents' blog for the details of this surgery! I would pass them on here, but the point is basically that this surgery will be all day and is crucial for Rebekah's continued growth and development.
The church where I grew up (and where Rebekah's grandparents are now members!) has a prayer chain to cover the entire day of December 14. Thomas and I have 9:15-9:30am. I would be very grateful if any of our blogging friends would please choose a time to pray on that day and leave a comment for me to pass on to Rebekah's mom and dad. Or, go to their blog and tell them yourself!
We have personally experienced the power of prayer as people prayed for us during difficult times. We have most recently seen God work in the life of precious Karis by healing her from pneumonia. Please, please join us in bringing these precious little girls and their families before the Great Physician in prayer.