Tomorrow (Thursday, October 3) she will undergo very significant surgery to remove a large mass from her brain. Lord, we pray that you will grant Diane, Dwayne, Cam and Sarah an excellent sleep tonight. We pray that you, oh Lord, will give them peace as they drive to the hospital tomorrow morning and pour your peace over Diane as she goes through the pre-op motions. Father God, please blanket her with your love, keep calm her heart, just pour your peace out over her husband and kids. You know her heart, and it is so hard for Diane to not be the one helping every through this, just give her peace and rest, Father. I pray for the surgeon and the entire medical team, Lord, that everything from signing in, to getting her IV, to walking through those scary doors to the operating room will go smoothly and will not cause Diane fear. I pray for wisdom and expertise and excellence and success for her surgeon and the nurses. I pray that the mass is removed with ease, that the doctor feels secure in the success of this procedure, we ask that the mass will be benign as the surgeon expects. Be with Dwayne, Sarah and Cam as they wait those long hours, give them peace and patience, hold them close Father. I pray that Diane will not be afraid, that the meds will be administered effectively and efficiently so that she has no unmanaged pain. Please, Lord, let her recovery be gentle, speedy, and restful. I thank you, Lord, that you have gone before her, that you are already there in that operating room and in the recovery room and in her home as she is on bedrest for the next weeks. Thank you for the people you are bringing around Diane and her family to help and to hold them up. Thank you for your love. You love my dear friend so very much, Father. Be with her. Give her your peace that really just passes all understanding. Let this surgery be a success, Father, we ask and we pray for no long term effects from the procedure and that you will just hold Diane and her family through all of this. In Jesus' name, amen.
This is the amazing woman who has run the 'take them a meal' program for us all during my last chemo. Diane is known for her generosity and her willingness to help everyone. Please, hold my dear friend and her family in your prayers. Thank you.
Her blog: dianesmandarin.blogspot.com