Thursday, January 26, 2012

Prayer Time

Allow me to make this disclaimer.  It is hard to blog with your laptop on top of your dog who is on top of your lap, but I wouldn't boot her for anything, so here goes.  Now she is sitting up rocking the recliner, this might not last...

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.


  1. Lee - Kim and I so wanted to come, but with us leaving for Haiti, we just didn't think it wise. Could that be lack of faith? I don't know. It was a tough decision to make. Regardless, we had a wonderful time praying over you in the quiet of an upstairs room. We were blessed as we prayed for you to be blessed and protected. We will continue to pray the same things we did today. The prayer time hasn't stopped! Can't wait to hear the wonderful amazing things that God has done today!
    - Natalie

  2. Lee,

    yesterday at 9:40 I very nervously walked into the women's bible study that met at 9:30 and said, "I am about to pray for my family would you guys pray with me?" They not only responded with a resounding yes but they had me sit down and they laid hands on me in place for your family. Then many of them prayed (about 20 women were there.) It was one of the most profound experiences I have ever had. I was moved to tears as all I thought of in my head and heart was you all...each of the women prayed for healing, strength, victory, and rest. I was so touched by their faith and their willingness to pray so faithfully for people they did not know. Kerry, our pastor then started a Zimbabwe song that said, "Oh Lord, when your people come together, your Holy Spirit can't help but come down."
    Our church is praying for you all and you have touched many lives through your journey. God is good. I cannot wait to see you in two days! LYF