Friday, July 18, 2008

Motivos de Oracion

"Motivos de oracion" is used here in Chile for prayer requests and literally means "motives for prayer." Besides those I mentioned for our own family in the last post, I can think of three biggies right off the top of my head:
1. My niece Kendra, who is only 10 weeks old and will be having a full-body CAT scan under general anesthesia next Friday. Both an ophthalmologist and a neuro-ophthalmologist examined her after Jenn and Mark noticed that the pupil of one of Kendra's eyes did not dilate. The specialists said this can possibly indicate a condition known as Horner's Syndrome, which may be due to a variety of serious underlying disorders. Obviously the unknowns as well as having to put such a tiny baby under anesthesia are a matter of much concern. Please pray for Kendra and her family.

2. My teacher and friend, Monica Manriquez, who learned that her liver cancer is in stage 4 and has spread to some other organs. She is trusting the Lord but lost her job as assistant principal due to her cancer (she returned from surgery to find that she no longer had an office.) Finances are a concern on top of the details of further treatment. Please pray for Monica and her family.

3. Our pastor's wife and friend, Betsy, who underwent another surgery today. She hopes to have a quick recovery, as this is her third time undergoing this particular endoscopic procedure. However, her great desire is just to be well again and able to live life fully and normally. Please pray for Betsy and her family.

5 comments:

Heather Marie said...

Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to updates when the come. We will pray on...

Alisha said...

We'll definitely pray for Jen having to go through this situation and thanks for the update on Miss Monica also!

The mom~ster said...

2Co 1:3 ¶ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

These are favorite verses of mine that came to mind from II Cor when I read your most recent post.

May God's comfort and grace sustain you...

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Melissa said...

Steph,
We will definitely pray. I remember two years ago when Drew was going through testing for some very serious disorders. It definitely tests your faith. I pray that Jenn will trust in God's love, mercy and grace. And to not think of the what ifs. God truly does give you strength when you need it and just when you need it.
Love,
Melissa