Monday, June 25, 2007

Special Prayer Request

PLEASE PRAY FOR PATTI ON TUESDAY, JUNE 26, NOON! THANKS!


As many of you know, my dear, long-time friend, Patti will be having cancer surgery Tuesday, June 26.(double mastectomy) She is such a doll and in great spirits this evening! I just spoke with her on the phone to make sure nothing had changed schedule wise for tomorrow. It's all a go; so would you all please be in prayer for her and her family tomorrow? I asked what she was doing this evening. She giggled her infectious giggle and told me she couldn't' decide which clothes to take to the hospital!! She also said that she was just blown away by all the sweet comments from you all after my previous post about her. The promises of prayer from so many are a true comfort for her at this time.

Some specifics I have been asking the Lord for are:

*That the surgeon be well rested and alert
*The same for all who assist in the surgery
*For clean instruments and sterile environment
*For the family members as they wait
*For quick healing for Patti, no complications

Some things I love about Patti:

*Her love for the Lord

*That she is a beautifully, accomplished pianist

*Her tremendous talent as choir director for her church

* That she is such a trooper! She never turned her back on God, even when going through hardships such as I have never experienced!

*Her inner strength

*Her laugh

*Her love of Southern Gospel concerts

*How she always has the right words for me when I need them

*How she and I can talk on the phone for ... well I think our record was 5 hours! And we only lived one house apart from each other! I know what you're thinking, but no, it didn't happen often! And that 5 hour conversation was after a time we hadn't spoken in awhile due to life being so busy for both of us. But I must be honest here and say that on several occasions, we have spoken over the phone for 2-3 hours! When I was pregnant with Shane and on bed rest, I just loved it when Patti would call! I knew she would keep my mind occupied for some time! *giggles and smiles*



Below is an email she just sent out tonight. Please read it and most importantly, please pray tomorrow, (Tuesday) at noon as they begin the surgery.

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Dear Friends and Family,

I am writing with a special request. Tomorrow I will be having cancer surgery and I would appreciate your prayers. I know that the Lord is going to be with me each step of the way. I can already feel prayers being answered, in that I have such a deep peace that passes all understanding, and I know that only comes from Him.

Thank you so much for praying with me for the Lord’s will to be done.

Keeping a song in my heart,

Patti

Let me encourage you with a favorite song of mine from the group Lordsong:

Such A Time As This

Why did I walk through the valley; why was I forced to my knees?
Why did the sun parch and dry me,
As I walked through the desert of defeat.
Then came the clouds and the rain fell,
I thought I'd never make it through the night.
But God gave me the answer when I prayed with you,
He let me see the dark to hold the light.

I can kneel with a brother who is bearing a burden
And say I know just what you're going through.
I can pray with a sister in the midst of her sorrow
And say I know because I've been there too.
I can put my arms around someone who is down
And tell them to have faith and confidence.
What in pain I could not see I now fully believe,
God prepared me for such a time as this.

You may be praying for rescue.
You are facing temptations and trials.
Struggles are endlessly present,
But the purpose is somewhere in God's time.
Just keep on walkin' the good road.
Night leads to a stronger, wiser day,
And when you're asked the reason for the path you have trod,
You'll know without a doubt and you can say....

I can kneel with a brother who is bearing a burden
And say I know just what you're going through.
I can pray with a sister in the midst of her sorrow
And say I know because I've been there too.
I can put my arms around someone who is down
And tell them to have faith and confidence.
What in pain I could not see I now truly believe,
God prepared me for such a time as this.
God prepared me for such a time........


Isn't she focused on the right oneONE? I just love her so much. Please note I chose to use pink for BREAST CANCER AWARENESS!

Blessings,
Pam

14 comments:

Julie Fink said...

I will be praying for your friend.

Kimberly said...

I think Patti will remember me from Smryna, so tell her Kim will be praying and fasting for her. Also, I LOVE her hair!

Baptist Girl said...

My prayers are with you tomorrow Patti, God Bless you dear sister.

Cristina

Jackie said...

Praying and Praying and Praying!

Daughter of the King said...

Will pray for her...breast cancer is near and dear to my heart...I lost my mom,my best friend due to metastasized breast cancer..to her brain...she never had a mammorgram until she was 76...she said *it didn't run in our family*...and mammograms gave false positives....so all of you out in BLOGLAND...don't forget to get your mammogram.....it culd save your life....
Patti...is in good hands...and prayers around the world...what could be better

Lyndy said...

Pam, I will certainly be praying for your sweet friend. Please keep us posted on how she is doing.

Love and Hugs, Lyndy

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groovyoldlady said...

I'm taking time out right now to pray for her...

Just Theresa said...

Praying for your friend.

Jennifer said...

I've been praying for Patti all morning, and also for you Pam. What an incredible relationship the Lord has blessed you with.

Please keep us updated on her progress.


~Jennifer

Mishel said...

I've been praying Pam! Please keep us posted as you get updates.

Jodi said...

Saw this early in bloglines (and prayed). Still praying for your dear friend.

Ashley said...

I've been praying for her today! I hope everything went well with the surgery! She seems to be a very sweet lady!

Happymama said...

Hey Pam, it's about 9:00 PM here. Any news on your friend?

~Kristi