Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday Prayers

Loved Ones,

Still no relief from vomiting for Ray. We are trying different things with medicines around the clock. We pray for this to pass; it is so hard to endure.

Ray's fluids continue to build up rapidly and he is scheduled for another fluid procedure tomorrow morning. We hope the snow isn't too great because we plan to get there no matter what! While we are there, Ray will have a fluid catheter inserted to keep the fluid from building up so quickly.

Ray's labs are showing some improvement in his liver, for which we are so grateful. His platelets are low however, so we are watching to make sure that all the vomiting does not create too much bleeding in Ray's stomach.

We pray tonight for strength, perseverance, hope and peace. That Ray would feel God's strong presence at his side always. That our little family would be kept safe in this great storm. And that God's healing hand would rest on Ray.

"What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Romans 8:31-39

not alone and not afraid --

kristin and ray