Tomorrow we face surgery. This is a very big step along the way to recovery for Clara. While the surgery will not fix her immediate problem, it must be done in order for her to start healing. It is a difficult and complex surgery with potential complications. After surgery, there will be a particularly tenuous time for Clara as she hopefully recovers and begins to show some improvement.
On the day of her birth, some friends from our church organized a 24 hour time of intercessory prayer on her behalf. There were over 100 people who signed up to be a part of focused, intentional prayer for Clara. Thanks to those prayers, she made a successful entrance into this world and those first 24 hours were her best 24 hours. It's no coincidence. So, we've decided to set up a similar prayer watch for the 24 hours surrounding her surgery. Beginning at midnight on Thursday, March 31 and ending at midnight on April 1, we have thirty minute time slots where people can commit to praying for her. It doesn't matter where you are in the country or world, just that you would stop whatever else you're doing and pray for her during that time. Surgery will hopefully take place about 8AM and last around three hours, but the hours before and after her actual surgery are just as critical. So, let's join together again and flood heaven with love and prayer for Clara.
We will obviously be in prayer that day too. There are some scriptures that we've found especially powerful and touching during this time. I'd like to compile a list of scripture to have with us while we're waiting and praying at the hospital. Please share with us (in the comments here below or in an email if you'd prefer) scriptures that you think are applicable and encouraging with regard to Clara and her situation. We believe in God's Holy Word and the promises within it. We will be focusing our minds and hearts on that tomorrow.
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Thanks again for the love that you have shown us. It is sacred.
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