May I Ask for Prayers? Please and Thank You.

Can I just say how very grateful I am for every single person who joins me here and in online groups?

I have been overwhelmingly BLESSED by comments and messages time and time again. It’s definitely been a lifeline when grief, other challenges and everyday living makes this old wounded heart want to give up and give in.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I never take your presence for granted.

Today I’d like to ask a favor.

Would you pray for me and my husband?

This morning my husband and I are getting up before the sun and making our way to a local hospital for surgery. He was diagnosed a couple months ago with prostate cancer and, while caught early, it is severe enough to warrant treatment.

It’s certainly not the most fearful thing we’ve faced together and we have every expectation that it will go smoothly and will result in him being cancer-free for the rest of his life.

But it’s still kind of scary.

When the worst thing you can imagine has already happened it doesn’t take much for a mind to wander that dark and well-worn path back to potential tragedy.

So I’ve been concentrating on good things like our grandboys, recipes for Thanksgiving desserts, stitching this year’s family Christmas ornament and the amazingly hope-filled statistics for this particular type of cancer.

I’m choosing not to google complications or listen to anyone’s horror story of how “my cousin had that done and…”.

My loins are girded with coffee and optimism (and my favorite prayer for mercy and grace!).

I’ll let you know how things go.

Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

14 thoughts on “May I Ask for Prayers? Please and Thank You.”

  1. I’m so sorry for this Valley of the Shadow…yet I pray for encouragement…healing rest…Truth to be your heartbeat. Know you are not walking this way alone.


  2. Praying for you, your husband, and the surgical team. Praying for peace, comfort, healing and steady hands. Your posts have given me hope to keep moving forward, the best that I can, and grace for those days when I fall in a heap, literally or figuratively. I think in the real world we live very different lives and probably wouldn’t have a whole lot in common. But, here we are, in our world, we are mothers and grandmothers and we share a bond that allows us to know each other in a way that the others can’t possibly understand. Praise be to God. May God continue to strengthen and comfort you today and all the healing days ahead.


  3. Prayers for you, your husband and the medical team that all goes well today. May the Lord guide you all and your husband has a quick recovery. Hugs and love, Katherine


  4. Dear Melanie,
    Your words have helped me so much in the 4+ years since I lost my son, my only child… OF COURSE I will pray for your husband and you as you travel this part of your journey. My boyfriend and I were in the same situation 18 years ago and, thanks be to God, we are here today and he is healthy… God knew I would need this man when I lost my son, and he held me up through it all. Still does.
    So, I pray for your husband, and for the team of doctors working on and with him, that God guide their hands through his surgery. AMEN. God bless you.


  5. Thank you friend for sharing and your words of wisdom. We walk this grief journey together. Too many of us have a hole in our heart forever. It does help knowing others care.
    Praying for a good outcome for your husbands surgery and recovery.


  6. Keeping you both in my prayers….prayers for a successful surgery, complete recovery…..prayers for you as you wait…..blessings🙏🙏❤


  7. Prayers for you both today. May surgery be successful and healing uneventful. Prayers of peace and calm. I wish I could come hold your hand as you’ve held mine (online) for the past 6 years. Big Hugs.


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