Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Very Special Prayer Request

We have developed a wonderful
friendship and business relationship
with this couple.
Ken is a Lutheran minister 
and he is very sick.
Very.Sick.

He needs lots of prayers right now
 his wife, Lisa, and his children also need prayers.
He has been struggling with 
a debilitating illness
for several years.
Sometimes he is in the hospital for weeks at a time.
Right now he is in terrible pain
and they can't get it under control.
Ken may need another liver transplant
but that has not been decided as I am writing this.
He is funny, quick-witted and kind.
He's a good husband and a good father.

Please, please pray for all of them
Pray for the doctors to figure out 
WHY he is so sick.
Pray for his children that they are comforted.
and, last but not least,
please pray for our good friend, Lisa.
Pray that she stays strong and that she
finds some serenity in the midst of the chaos.

Thank you!
I will keep you updated on his condition
when I can.
your photo name

68 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am praying.

Tete said...

Prayers already gone up. Praying they figure this out. Praying for an end to the pain.

Susie said...

Diana, I will pray for the whole family. You know the power of prayer . I truly believe God answers our prayers. Blessings to all at your house this weekend. xoxo,Susie

Jan Tanis said...

Praying right now...and praying until there are answers and he is whole. ♥

Celestina Marie Design said...

Prayers lifted right now for this precious family. God speed his recovery.
Blessings XOX0

Katie Clooney said...

I will definitely keep this beautiful family in my prayers.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Will do...prayers on their way.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I will keep Ken, Lisa and their family in my prayers Diana!

Jettie said...

Praying for answers to the problems.

Vee said...

The problem of pain is a very real one. Praying for your friend and his family.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Praying!
Blessings,
Cindy

Doreen@househoneys said...

I hate that bad things happen to good people. I hate that people are so often in pain. I hate that their families suffer too and feel helpless and afraid. It's not fair.

Praying for your friends Diana. (((Hugs)))

Weekend-Windup (John Paul) said...

Yes, Prayer is very powerful. I prayed, wish him to get well soon...

Believe in GOD, things will change.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Prayers flowing from across the big lake.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Praying for this family.....

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Oh sigh.... The constant question.... Why do bad things happen, to nice people? -sigh- No I am not asking for a reason. I have figured this out, for myself.

Gentle hugs,
Tessa~

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Prayers being sent...

boopnut said...

Prayers for Pastor Ken and his family!

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Diana how sad. I am a big believer in the power of prayer so I hope my prayers and the prayers of others will help.
Kris

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Keeping the entire family and the doctors in my prayers.

Pam Kessler said...

Oh, no! I'll be praying for all of them!

Claudia said...

Will do, Diana.
xo
Claudia

Ashley said...

Hello Sweet Friend, This is Roxy and I am praying NOW!! Visiting my daughter and I am just so sorry for this man and his family! Prayer will make all the difference. Visiting my daughter and it is very cold here also. Blessings.... Roxy

Simply LKJ said...

Praying for Ken and his family. As we know, miracles do happen. Praying they find the source of his pain so that it can be treated and managed.

Cozy Little House said...

Sending hugs...
Brenda

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this mans struggle, I will keep the whole family and doctors in my prayers, you are such a sweet heart,

White Lace and Promises said...

Prayers.

Beth said...

Prayer said for all of the family!!

Chatty Crone said...

You got us so do let us know. Love, sandie

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Keeping Ken, and his family in my prayers...this is so sad.

Jen

Shirley said...

Diana, Prayers are going out to Lisa, Ken, and family. It is so hard for everybody. Hope the doctors hurry up and decide what they are going to do. Take care. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Kelley said...

Prayers for this lovely family from me, your newest blog-followerer. And thank you for dropping by and leaving your kind comment.

Hugs and happy highways all around,
Kelley~

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Prayers are going immediately for your friend and family my friend and I will make a special request at my friend's Rosary Prayer this Monday coming, too. Thank you for sharing it with us sweet friend.
FABBY

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Sending up prayer right now for that beautiful family, Diana.

They are in the best of hands, GOD'S Hands!

xxoo

Kelly said...

Yes Diana! What a lovely family portrait! My prayers are for Gods Grace and Love upon this family allowing them courage and strength for this journey. <3

Linda said...

Prayers sent. How sad to be so ill when you are young and have a young family. one feels so helpless.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I will include him in my daily prayers for a speedy recover.
Mary

Sweet Tea said...

What a lovely family.
Praying for Ken and all who love him.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

He sounds like the dearest of men. Of course I will pray for him and hold him in the healing light of God. Please tell him that many folks he has never even met care about him and his family.
Love,
Mona

Gayla said...

Of course! I know your heart is heavy.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

What a beautiful family, just sent up a prayer for them, I know you will keep us posted.

Red Rose Alley said...

Just said a prayer for Ken and his wonderful family.

Keep saying prayers, Diana. God hears them all.

Love,
~Sheri

Kathleen said...

Prayers being said for Ken and his family. May the Lord heal him.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

goodness! definitely praying for him and his family

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I will pray for Ken and for his family, too!

Nellie said...

Such difficult times for this family! Prayers being offered for all of them! xo Nellie

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Sending up my prayers, Diana. xo Laura

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Prayers for this family, Diana.

joanne said...

"calm is not the Peace before the storm, calm is the Peace during the storm." Sending prayers of Peace and comfort, courage and strength, and most of all healing light.

Sherri B. said...

I am praying and will continue. xo

sweetvintageofmine said...

I'm praying Ken will receive total healing. No pain and at rest. God is the comforter, healer and gives peace that passes all understanding. God, give the Drs. knowledge to find the answers needed we pray in Jesus name. Comfort his family and give them all strength. Let them know you are the answer for every situation. Amen.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Diana, Sending prayers for Ken and his family.

My Garden Diaries said...

Prayers are coming friend...Prayers are coming so that he will be well taken care of by the doctors and can go and be with his family...let us know how he is doing. All the best to you friend....Nicole xoxo

Merlesworld said...

That is so sad my heart goes out to him and his family.
Merle............

lynn cockrell said...

Diana, after reading your post and seeing how desperately Ken, Lisa and their children need prayer, I immediately stopped and prayed for this family. I will continue to pray for them as they struggle daily to cope with the effects of his illness and for Ken's doctors and care-givers, that they will be able to discover the cause of his illness and be able to do what is necessary to help him. I know, only too well, what such an illness can do to the entire family unit. They all suffer in so many ways. Please let them know we are lifting them up in prayer.

Consider It All Joy said...

As I began reading this post, my stomach began to churn. It's so reminiscent of my own life a few years back. Though my husband went through kidney disease and transplant, I know many who live the transplant life. So many things can happen and there are just no good answers. I, unfortunately lost my husband but I am praying and believing the KEN will be healed and stronger than ever. Praying for Lisa and their children as well!!!

Pat said...

Prayers for your friend and his family...

Savannah Granny said...

I am praying for this lovely family. I pray that our Lord will give the doctors the knowledge to treat Ken and the Ken and Lisa will both stay strong as God works in their lives.
Ginger

Teresa said...

Prayers said for the whole family. Prayers also for the the drs to find out why he is so sick!

Missy George said...

Why are people made to suffer like that?? If he were a dog , we would have lovingly put him out of his misery...Hard to believe they can't find the cause..Lyme Disease?? Sending best wishes..

Donna said...

How sad for this family! I will be praying for healing and strength and comfort. Keep us posted when you can, ok?

Debbie said...

Done.
xo

NanaNor's said...

Diana, Didn't see this yesterday but going to uplift them all right now.

Art @ Home said...

Sending prayers that the God will give the physicians discernment in their treatment, care, diagnosis, etc.

You are a lovely soul, Diana! I will visit Laurie later, too.

xo,
RJ

Alleluiabelle said...

Diana,

I am praying for this dear man and his family. Just lifted him up in prayer before I typed this comment and will continue to do so.

Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

Gypsy Heart said...

My prayers are with this man and his sweet family. I pray for the medical team ~ may their knowledge and skills help in his healing. We know that God is the great healer and trust that He is watching over each of them.

xo
Pat

J said...

I have come to add the group of intentions from all members of our blogging community to my daily prayers. I will include Ken and Lisa. You are an angel for soliciting on their behalf. They are a beautiful family. God will hear "the prayers of the faithful" as he has promised.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I just bowed my head now on the spot for this man and his family.