Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Prayers Of A Different Kind Desperately Needed

It is with a heavy heart
that I am putting out this prayer request.

Usually, we want to pray for recovery
and a healing for the person that is ill.
I put out the first prayer request for 
them here.

Today,
I am asking that you pray for 
comfort and strength
for our friend, Ken,
and his family
as he prepares for his final journey home- 
barring a miracle.
Ken has fought a long, hard battle
seeking health.
He so wants to be healthy for his wife and family
and to be able to serve God as a pastor.
But in spite of his earnest desire for
a full recovery, 
his poor, Earthly body is just too tired.

He needs a second liver transplant
and he is not physically strong enough
to endure the surgery.

He has decided not to try 
any more experimental surgeries or procedures.
He has opted to live in comfort,
as best he can, for now.
Ken is out of the hospital and
at his home in Illinois.

He knows that his 
HEAVENLY BODY 
will be a divine one-
free of imperfections and illnesses.
He has accepted that Heaven will be his healing.

Please pray for him and his precious family
in the upcoming days and moments.
They need to be wrapped with all the
warmth and love we can give them.

A mere Thank you is not enough-
but know that I 
DO THANK YOU  
and truly appreciate each
and every one of you
that take a moment out of your day
to say a prayer and/or leave a message.

If you would like to leave them a comment here
Lisa will pop in to read them when she can.

Hope you have a blessed day~
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74 comments:

  1. Prayers on their way. I'm glad he has the peace of knowing he'll have a new body and a heavenly home. You just can't beat that. But - I'll pray for comfort for him and his family.

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  2. Diana, I am praying for Ken and his family. May they are be strong at this time and enjoy their love of each other. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  3. May Ken and his family find peace and comfort as his journey comes to an end here on Earth. I will pray his family gains strength in the days ahead. May our prayers help them in their time of need. Beautiful post Diana. You are certainly an Earthly Angel. Prayers are being sent.
    Kris

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  4. Prayers for him, and his family, as you know, our minister is in the same boat, and maybe he and Ken will soon have a conversation in Heaven.

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  5. Diana...you are the most thoughtful and sweet person. Many prayers for the pastor and his family.

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  6. I am sending this family my love and keeping them in my thoughts and prayers. I know he has fought a good fight and I hope he is comforted by God's presence as he faces this along with his sweet family. Thanks for letting us know, Diana. You are such a good friend to us all. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  7. Praying for Ken and his family. You are such a good person Diana!

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  8. Tears have filled my eyes reading this post. I will be praying for the Pastor and his family, God bless all of them. You are a sweet angel, Diana, truly you are. You have such a sweet, loving, and caring soul. :)

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  9. Dear Lisa and Ken, I write this as I am in the middle of reading scripture this morning! I normally do not do this. But I think it was so I could know about praying for your comfort in this final step into the greatest and powerful love and wholeness! We are all just a step over to the promise land!
    I just want to say that running the race set before you all is what He ask's of us! Rest and be excited for the best is yet to come. God wants us to die well! Not afraid, Not afraid, looking for His hand in receiving His own! Love and blessings to you all. I will be sending my prayers to the only King!
    Love, Roxy

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  10. So heartbreaking. Sending prayers for comfort and peace for this family.

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  11. I offer heartfelt prayers for Ken and his family.

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  12. Sending prayers to Ken, Lisa and their family...

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  13. Prayers said, so sad. There comes a time when we have to accept that our earthly life will come to an end (so I am told). God bless and comfort the family.

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  14. I am in agreement of my sister in the Lord. Roxy. Who wrote her comment. The best is yet to come. Amen.

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  15. I will keep Ken and his family in my prayers. Such a hard time.

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  16. So heartbreaking. Just looking into those lovely faces. Hoping for peace for all of them.

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  17. Heavenly Father, send your Holy Spirit to cover this man and His family. God we ask that above all Your will would be done. Send peace. Send comfort. Wrap Your arms of love around this family and lift them up. We praise you God, that in knowing You, we need not fear death. For to be absent from this body, is to be PRESENT WITH YOU. And even though our human hearts are heavy, our Spirits can rejoice knowing that one day You will wipe away all tears. Make Your presence known to this family today. In Jesus Holy name I pray. Amen.

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  18. Continuing to pray for this sweet family. Sending up lots of prayers for strength and comfort.

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  19. Prayers for Ken and his family. May God bless them and keep them safe in His care!

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  20. Praying for Ken and his family. It's such a blessing that he and his family are ready for eternity!

    This world is temporal and eternity if forever. "We think that we are in the land of the living going to the land of the dying when in reality we are in the land of the dying headed for the land of the living." Eternity by Joseph M. Stowell

    Ken is being called home by the God who created him. We will all leave this life, each in the way God chooses/allows and the most important thing is being ready to meet Him face to face...

    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  21. What a beautiful family. It sounds like he is very strong in his faith, and God for sure will be with him and his family. I will keep them all in my prayers.
    xoKathleen

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  22. God Bless this beautiful family. Lord, please hold them tenderly in your care and love on them with blessings that only YOU can provide to them. Let them recognize the signs of your divine love. Give Ken comfort with his earthly body until he is called HOME.

    With love....

    Tender thoughts from me to you all..

    Becky

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  23. My prayers are with Ken and his family.

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  24. Ken is a wise and brave man...

    May he and his family, have much strength, at this time.

    Tessa~

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  25. Prayers for his family and friends. Ken is going to be just fine soon. ;) God will take him home, show him around and give him a body that will no longer hurt or be limited in what he can do. I pray his last days here reflect his faith and he stays strong in the grace of God.

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  26. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers going up for this family and Ken. May God give him strength and carry him home gracefully.

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  27. Praying for peace, that the members of this family be given a special measure of grace and love during this hard time. God bless.

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  28. In the words of the Apostle Paul: "To live is Christ; to die is gain." This family's loss is a great one. I pray for God's comfort and peace in the days ahead.

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  29. Tomorrow I'm having monthly Rosary prayers at home and we will be 15! I will make everyone pray for your friend and family.
    Hugs and thanks for sharing.
    FABBY

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  30. For a little note: I have a post from my DD Alexandra's birthday in Quito where we stayed for a week to spend with her. Only if you have a little time, otherwise, it's fine sweetie.
    Thanks,
    FABBY

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  31. Prayers being said. So sad. May his family find peace in their hearts at this time.

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  32. Believing that God will surely surround this precious family with His peace, comfort and love. Praying!

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  33. My prayers for the whole family as they go through this time of their lives. Prayers for strenth and togetherness. Prayers for a peaceful passing when the time comes. Prayers that this blanket of love and prayers finds you.

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  34. So sorry to hear this, what a fight he has had. what a great guy to realize that some times you can't keep on...keeping on...So sad, but he must be so exhausted as is his lovely family. I just said a prayer for them all.

    Carol

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  35. Sending prayers for him and his family.

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  36. Sadly, I am used to saying a prayer of this sorts. Ken and his family have my prayers.
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  37. Sending prayers to Ken and his family. This is so very sad to hear.

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  38. My prayers continue for them. I can't imagine the difficult time they are going through. God please give them strength!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  39. My thoughts are with Ken and his family at this very difficult time..I know from experience what they are facing..Very sad..May God give them the strength..

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  40. Oh, I'm just SO sad to hear this news! God obviously needs him more with him than on this earth. I hope that his final days will be comfortable and shared with his family without fear and too much sadness. I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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  41. Dearest Ken and Lisa, my heart is with you right now. Lisa I want to wrap my arms around you and tell you that I know it will be hard I know, I lost my husband 6 yrs ago but stay close to the Lord as He will be with you every step of the way, enjoy this precious time with your sweet husband, this time is a gift from God. Ken the Lord is so close to you wrapping you in His loving arms. I pray you fully feel His peace, a joyous time of reunion is coming and it will only seem like a second has passed before your family will all be together with the Lord. I so look forward to seeing my husband again, then there will be no more crying, no more pain, and no more tears. I am praying for you dear family and sending you my love.
    Teresa

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  42. Sending up prayers for Ken and his precious family. May this be a time of comfort for them. xo Laura

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  43. I am so sorry for this beautiful family. How wonderful that he is at peace knowing his destination, but saying good-bye and leaving loved ones behind is hard. Praying for the family to be comforted in the love of God's Holy Spirit as they trust Him with everything that is happening.

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  44. I am so sorry, Diana. I am lifting Ken and his family in prayer!

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  45. Lifting prayers to the Great Almighty who has everything in HIS control. May you all feel the loving comfort of our Lord as he welcomes your loved one home. God Bless all your days together with special memories. Love and prayers, Celestina Marie

    Thank you Diana for keeping us informed.
    Bless you!!
    XO

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  46. I am so sorry. When we know where we are heading its sort of an adventure, but for those left behind its a heartbreaker. I pray for them all and for you their friend. There are never words that truly comfort those left behind, only time does that. My dear aunt lost her brother two days ago and it was a blessing for him, for her it was the end of something she has dreaded for so long, loosing her older much loved brother. Dont cry for those who are gone but for those left to weep. It's no comfort at first knowing we will meet again.........I am convinced that we will. In some ways I look forwards to that adventure and all that will become clear.........Trust in the Lord and what He has told us. I know you do and your strength will help those who may not feel as strong right now. Blessings to you all. Janice

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  47. Praying for Ken and his beautiful family.....that God gives them PEACE that passes all understanding. Strength and comfort for all during these difficult days but Lord give LIFE to it's fullest for this precious family....In JESUS name, Amen

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  48. Oh, Diana. I remember when he was first sick and you put out the message to pray for him. I know alot of people did but sometimes I think it is just our time to go and it sounds as if he is accepting his with grace and courage. I pray for his family that they will heal in time and always hold their precious memories in their hearts.Thank you as always, Diana, for being such a good friend. Judy

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  49. I will pray for Ken and his family.

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  50. I am praying for Ken, Lisa and their sweet children during this time...that God holds them close and love surrounds them all.

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  51. My prayers are with Ken and his beautiful family Diana. I'm so sorry for you all my dear.
    huge for you...

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  52. May these final moments be spent sharing and holding loved ones and filled with love. His choice is not an easy one, but a caring and brave one. I know God's love will be encircling you all in his arms. I know it will not be easy. Even when you think you are prepared, you are not. My husband was ill for 10 years and I always knew the day would come, but I still found it difficult. If not for my pastor and loving friends and family, I am not sure I could have handled it so well. There will be days of sadness because of the loss, but there will also be day of joy in the memories gathered and cherished. Those memories carry me. And know this, you do not always have to be strong.

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  53. You're a very caring person and Ken and his family are lucky to have you in their lives. This is so very sad, but Ken is a wise and brave man. May he and his family find peace and confort in the days ahead.

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  54. I remember praying for them. Heavenly Father, I pray this often In your mercy, show love and in your love show mercy. Be merciful tonight. Provide grace and mercy for this family in their time of need. May his journey to his heavenly home be easy with no more pain. Wrap your loving arms around them and give them peace. In Jesus name. Amen.

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  55. Sending up prayers for Ken and his family.
    ~Cindy

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  56. On my knees with prayers of hope, acceptance and peace for your beautiful family. It has/is my pleasure to have found your blog and followed along on Kens journey, he truly is inspiring and I pray his continued journey home will be wrapped in His loving and gentle arms.

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  57. I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said....

    Prayers for this sweet family will be offered in our home tonight.

    May Heavenly Father, comfort them, may they feel peace and the love that He has for them all.

    Please know that He loves each of you more than you can imagine. :) God bless.

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  58. What a difficult time. We can pray for peace beyond all understanding for this beautiful family.

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  59. Sending prayers to this family and keeping them in my thoughts. Such a difficult thing to go through, I pray also that he is free from pain and discomfort and when the time comes it is most peacefully in sleep...

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  60. I am so very sorry. I will certainly hold them in prayer ~ for strength, comfort, peace. God must have a greater assignment for him. He will be whole and healthy again with our Lord.

    xo
    Pat

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  61. You know it is so hard to say what you would do or not do - but I do think there is a time to fight and a time I guess for acceptance. I will be there in prayer for him and his family - I know Jesus and the Holy Spirit will be with him. And i know he will receive a wonderful Heavenly body.

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  62. May God be with Ken and his family now, and wrap around them like a blanket of love.

    ~Sheri

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  63. The past two days have been very difficult but God put many people in our lives today to help us through. I see now that God put it on the hearts of many to pray for us as well. As the day continued I felt more peace and now I know why. Thank you to all who left comments here. And thank you Diana for thinking of us today. It really made a difference!

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  64. So sorry Diana, I will keep on praying for him. Please give my regards to his sweet family.
    Mary

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  65. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend and their family's loss. and a prayer...

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