Prayer for My Wife

This [is] the day [which] the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24

It is a good day, and it doesn’t matter what is going on – God made this day! And, for that matter, He makes every day, and what He makes is good.

How, then, can one reconcile the truth of Psalm 118:24 with the fact that my wife is in the hospital and doctors can’t figure out what is wrong with her? God is Sovereign, Holy, and by nature He is Good; therefore, I will trust Him.

photo (28)Nevertheless, I would ask that you intercede for my wife, Valerie, with prayer. Lift her up before the throne of God. Petition our Father for her healing, if it be within His will. Pray that God enlighten the doctors’ understanding so that that they may be able to diagnose her pain. But whatever the case, make sure you pray that through all our struggles and unanswered questions Jesus Christ receives the glory!

Remember, because many within the hospital community never go to church, sometimes God has to put the church in the hospital.

Thank you!

Update: Dear friends and subscribers, your prayers and encouragement have meant a lot. Thank you so much for your caring kindness. 

Valerie was discharged from the hospital this evening (2/22) with instructions to follow up with her regular doctor and a cardiologist. Unfortunately, while at the hospital, they were unable to find the reason for her pain. What also became obvious was her inability to stay awake for any length of time, actually falling asleep after only 30 seconds on the telephone (she does take meds to stay awake, but without them she is useless – she wasn’t able to take them while in the hospital – and they can’t determine the cause).

Valerie is no longer in pain (it was severe) except when she tries to lie down – when she does she suffers from crushing pain and the inability to breath. With some fluid around her heart, one would think there are heart problems. However, multiple tests were done and the doctors concluded her heart was in good condition and there had been no heart attack, no blockages, or anything. So, what the heck could it be???

Un-diagnosed illnesses can cause a strain on family and relationships, not to mention work and family routines. The stress has a tendency to stretch our abilities to cope. What we need more than anything right now is prayer for our spiritual hearts – especially mine – that we will remain compassionate, caring, and hopeful, not cynical or accusatory. Frankly, when we’re tired and worn is when the Devil tries to flank us, to cut us off from our Supply. That’s why we need you interceding for us.

So, right now Valerie is in good spirits and not in much pain, unless she tries to lie down. Please pray that future visits to specialists will provide answers. In the meantime we will do our best, in God’s strength, to give thanks in all things, for He is worth of our praise.

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17 responses to “Prayer for My Wife

  1. Continuing to pray Anthony.

  2. Lord give divine knowledge to the Doctors and Nurses. Use them to reveal your glory and bring Valetie

  3. *Valerie healing in Jesus Name.

  4. Praying for her and for you all!

  5. Amos Lowrance

    Praying for y’all. Remember whatever may happen is for our edification and God’s Glory.

  6. I come to the throne with boldness on behalf of Valerie, asking for healing hand to touch her in the name of Yeshua the Messiah our Healer, Amen.

  7. As of yet, all we know is that Valerie might have some fluid around her heart that it causing her pain and making it impossible to lay back and still breath. More tests are going to be done Monday. Thank all of you for your kind words and prayers.

  8. Anonymous

    Praying Anthony…

  9. Heavenly Father, I pray for comfort and peace today for Anthony and healing for his dear wife Valerie. May you take this trial that Satan means for evil and use it for good. Grant wisdom for the doctors and nurses. Help both Anthony and Valerie be the Light of Your truth to the men and women they encounter in the hospital, and to deal with this unknown health issue with grace. In Jesus name, Amen

  10. See the update in the edited post above.

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  12. We do have a real enemy, a lying thief who wants to steal our faith above all (John 10:10). He’ll use whatever he can to do it, (like pain, doubt or fear), all to keep our focus off the blood of Jesus. Kick him in the teeth! Tell him all about that precious blood! You – both of you – will overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony, because Greater is He that is in you than he who is in the world. The same Spirit of God who raised Jesus from the dead indwells your mortal flesh, right now, today. We are joining you in speaking life to your whole body, soul and spirit, including pain relief, JOY, deep breathing, relaxation, LAUGHTER, wholeness, FUN, energy, stamina, GLADNESS, concentration, discerning of spirits, HAPPINESS, and clearness of mind to you. Love, Bette 🙂

  13. Praying that they’ll quickly figure out the problem, and for peace for her. It is hard not knowing.

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