Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Day of Prayer & Fasting – Prayer Requests


I’m so thankful for the many people that are fasting and praying for me today. I have a longer than normal list of prayer requests to use as a guide.

Ideas on How to Pray
Health
+Complete and total healing from cancer – “No Evidence of Disease” (NED)/ remission status
+No recurrence of the disease
+Be able to live a long life allowing me to mother my children as they grow and support Brad as a wife
+No metastatic cancer (cancer has not and does not move to other organs (lung, liver, brain, bone, etc.) or distant lymph nodes)
+To have a “complete response” from the chemo (cancer completely gone from my body after chemo treatments)
+Limited symptoms from chemo and radiation treatments
+Wisdom for doctors on how to treat me
+Hands of surgeons when the mastectomy is done, that they would get all the cancer out (negative margins)
+Quick recovery from surgeries
+Protection from infections and other sicknesses and conditions that would impact treatment timing
+Make wise decisions with regards to treatments and doctor selections
+Energy throughout treatments to continue normal daily activities (i.e., taking care of little kids)
+Current small symptoms to be gone: rash (doctors aren’t sure what from) and pain in arm (probably from cancerous lymph nodes?)

Spirit
+My faith would be strengthened, not compromised through this trial
+Not to enter depression
+To not have anxiety
+Be an encouragement to others going through similar situations
+We wouldn’t lose our sense of crazy/fun in the midst of all the seriousness
+Cancer wouldn’t cast a dark cloud on our family
+I would keep away from discouraging resources that describe less than favorable outcomes and statistics, keep my focus on Christ instead

Children
+David to grow big and strong
+Noah to learn discipline and develop respect
+Noah to enjoy being a toddler and be immune from the stress being put on our family
+David to receive the nurturing and love needed to develop well
+We would parent well and know how to best train and teach our children

Marriage
+Protection for our marriage from the stress and strain two little ones and battling cancer can cause
+Brad to have the energy to pick up more of the workload at home when I can’t physically do my share
+Function well with less sleep
+Brad would continue to be blessed at work and continue working diligently

Support
+Our parents would be strengthened and have energy as they take care of us
+Both families would be blessed during times of career transitions
+Those praying for us would have their relationships with Christ strengthened, that the miracles seen in my life would build their faith in God
+My testimony would bring my friends that do not currently believe in God to know Him

Logistics
+Short-term disability and long-term disability would work out smoothly
+Our family would not need to worry about finances
+Insurance and bills would be made simple and not pay more than we are supposed to
+Getting to appointments (both in Dallas and Houston) would be easy to figure out with babies and Brad’s work

Ultimately, we want to pray that God would be glorified through this season in my life. That He would work an amazing miracle and get all the glory for it! And even if He chooses not to work a miracle for us, that we would never stop praising Him and claiming that He is still good and still in control.

13 comments:

  1. I am printing this list to have with me all day to focus on a specific prayer each time I feel a hunger pain. Thank you for having specifics for me to focus on.

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    1. Great idea! I just did the same.

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  2. Heavenly Father,
    I pray for the Range family. We lift them up to You, crying out for Your healing hand. We praise you for the many, many answered prayers they have seen thus far. You are a mighty God, capable of BIG things. I boldly ask that You would completely and permanently heal Ashleigh of this cancer, for Your name's sake. I pray that her life would be a long and beautiful testimony to your love, power, and grace.
    I thank You for the lives of little David and Noah. We give You praise for protecting little David, and for Your mercy upon Him. I thank You for every single second that Ashleigh has gotten to spend with her family. I lift up Brad to you, and pray that You would give him the strength, courage, and compassion he needs on this journey. I pray that You would fill him with Your wisdom as he seeks to minister to his dearly loved family.
    I pray all of this, with great expectations, in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen

    Rom. 8:18...22-28   
    I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us... We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
    In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

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  3. Fasting and praying over these requests. Blessings and love to you and your family!

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  4. Such a great list! Thank you for sharing. God is at work. Your spirit speaks to how He is at work. Praying for your complete healing.

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  5. Brad and Ashleigh,
    Jordan shared your blog with us a few weeks back. Please know that our prayer group is lifting you up daily. Your testimony to the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives through difficult times is so powerful. Thanks for the detailed prayer list and know that we will continue to petition the Lord on your behalf. - Brad Bell

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  6. Ashleigh & Brad: I pray for you both daily and am expectant for a complete and total healing.

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  7. I have metastasic breast cancer and i'm NED.

    You can get!

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  8. افضل شركة تنظيف خزانات ومنازل وشقق بالمدينة المنورة شركة غسيل خزانات ومكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة ونقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة مؤسسة صفوة المدينة
    شركة غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة

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  9. الشرق الاوسط من اهم شركات نقل العفش بالدمام متحصصه فى نقل عفش واثاث بالدمام ونقل العفش بالخبر كما انها توفر شركة نقل عفش بالجبيل والخبر وشركة نقل عفش بالقطيف والاحساء وجميع خدمات نقل العفش والاثاث بالمنطقة الشرقية بارخص اسعار نقل عفش بالدمام وتقدم ايضا شركة تخزين عفش بالدمام والخبر
    شركة الشرق الاوسط
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل
    شركة نقل عفش بالخبر
    شركة نقل عفش بالقطيف
    شركة نقل اثاث بالاحساء
    شركة نقل عفش الجبيل
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل
    شركة نقل عفش بالخبر
    شركات النقل البري بالدمام
    شركات نقل العفش بالدمام
    ارقام شركات نقل العفش بالدمام
    ارخص شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة تخزين عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر

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