I am entirely uncertain of how to describe our prayer time today. I will start with demographics, attending were my parents, our pastor, my friends Jenn and Becky, and praying from church were two other friends who stayed away because we have a tummy bug here. There were also numerous others who were praying from their offices, homes, cars, etc.
One of the things this prayer time included was transparency. It is hard to let down and show how hard it is to battle cancer (and lot's of other stuff) for 2+ years. I am thankful we were able to be humble enough to show our hurts and trials. We prayed over Ben, for healing, recovery, restoration, wholeness, goodness, and a full and vibrant life. We prayed over his room, for protection. Mike and I were prayed over as well. Hannah has the tummy bug, but she sat on the stairs and listened while we prayed, and shared later that it blessed her as well.
All of this is still in process in my mind, but it has been received in humility and love. I am so thankful for those who are willing and able to stand boldly alongside my family and bring us before the throne of the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. I am thankful to God for the answers that I trust are in process, and I am ever so grateful for the perimeter of protection that has been placed around our home and family by the power of prayer. We have resisted the devil, and he has fled.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:7-10
God bless and Godspeed.