Thursday, October 23, 2014

Prayer for my Father-in-law

My father-in-law, Dick Patty, is on my heart and in my prayers today.

This morning, he'll have open heart surgery.

Love this photo of him with our nephew Luke, taken last summer shortly after Caleb and Haley's wedding!

He's having mitral valve replacement surgery at 8 AM in Denver.

I hope it's okay to say that dad is 88 years old! Other than the need for this valve replacement, he is healthy and active, and steadfastly walking with God.

We'd sure love to see him continue on that path for as many more years as the Lord would give him.

So what to pray for?

Being a man committed to the Word for many, many years, I think Dad would most love it if you'd pray from Scripture for him. So here are a few suggestions:

1. For peace and thankfulness: "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." Colossians 3:15

2. For strength and help from the Lord: "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

3. For God's will: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Matthew 6:9-10

4. In faith, that the Lord will raise him up and heal him: "And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will lift him up...". James 5:15

Thanks for praying with us for this man we love so much!!

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