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Day 20:: Patrick


This is Patrick {and his beautiful wife & their Golden’s}. He is a friend of 18 years. He’s been having some back pain. The doctors found a mass behind his heart in his chest cavity. Today at 2 pm EST they will biopsy the tumor for further testing. Would you please join me in praying for this young man, his wife, and their families? DaddyBoy {that’s my dad} spoke with Patrick last night {who’s been in the hospital for a few days} and his spirits are high… he is holding tight to the truth of James 5:16 “…Pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”

Will you consider leaving a comment letting them know you are praying or a word of encouragement?

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  • Lucy
    January 20, 2009 at 7:25 am

    I will be praying.

  • jeana
    January 20, 2009 at 7:32 am

    My family and I have not stopped praying!!! We have been on our knees for Patrick and his family and are believing for them the POWER of our awesome God that is on their side!!

  • the brown's
    January 20, 2009 at 7:37 am


  • Sarah's Fab Day
    January 20, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Prayers are on their way.

  • onebigholiday
    January 20, 2009 at 7:45 am

    My prayers are with him and his family.

  • Anonymous
    January 20, 2009 at 7:46 am

    I will be praying for him and his loved ones!

  • Ashley
    January 20, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Darby~ thanks for letting everyone know….I saw on Facebook that Daniel was asking for prayers for Patrick. Patrick and the whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Sarah
    January 20, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Praying in Michigan!!

  • Lauren
    January 20, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I will keep your friend in my prayers.

  • Anonymous
    January 20, 2009 at 7:57 am

    We are praying for the whole family…

  • Shireen
    January 20, 2009 at 7:58 am

    “Father, we pray according to Your will, asking for Your grace and mercy on behalf of Patrick and his sweet wife and family. May YOU be glorified in the process of his procedure today. We ask for a miraculous healing and white washing of this mass from his body, if You would allow for this. In advance, I praise you for Your love and comfort over Patrick and his wife and all family and friends during this time. Again, may You be glorified and may Patrick and his wife be strengthened only in You! In Jesus’ powerful WE pray together! Amen!!

  • the sweet life with olives
    January 20, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Sending you love and prayers from Rome from our family to yours. Stay strong in your faith and spirits!

  • Katie
    January 20, 2009 at 8:06 am

    I am praying too.

  • Dona
    January 20, 2009 at 8:07 am

    We will be praying for him. This goes right with my verse for the week- Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. Isaiah 65:24.
    What peace this brings. Add our family to that prayer chain!

  • Linkis Family Love
    January 20, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Patrick and his whole family have our prayers! God is good in all things.

  • simply seleta
    January 20, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Please tell Patrick that a family of six has already started praying for him. Little hands folded and hearts full of hope and encouragement for his strength during this time.

  • Alyson
    January 20, 2009 at 8:10 am

    I will be praying.

  • Allie
    January 20, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Keeping Patrick and his family in our prayers today and hoping for the best news possible.

  • Wright Family
    January 20, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Praying right now for good news from the biopsy and for complete healing.

  • erika
    January 20, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Sweet Patrick and Savannah… we have been and will continue to pray! Thanks for posting this sister.
    love you,

  • Hillary @ The Dunham Diaries
    January 20, 2009 at 8:26 am

    We will most definitely pray for him today and in the days to come. God is so good! We will spefically pray for his complete healing and the guidance and wisdom of his doctors and staff. And for comfort for him and his family and friends.

  • Jennie-Marie
    January 20, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Keeping Patrick and his family in our prayers, please keep us posted.

  • maggi
    January 20, 2009 at 8:40 am

    I will add "Patrick" to my prayer list.
    I wil also add his wife & their families for peace and guidance from God.

  • Lisa
    January 20, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Thanks Darby!
    Isn’t it amazing when the body of Christ is unified? I have been so moved by the different threads of prayer…so many families praying. God WILL be glorified.
    The Russell’s are praying.

  • Andrea
    January 20, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Sending prayers your way!

  • The Steel Magnolia House
    January 20, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Prayers from our house to yours, Patrick, and your beloved family. May the Lord wrap you in his unfailing strength.

  • becky
    January 20, 2009 at 9:10 am

    we will certainly lift him up. we all know our God is mighty to save!!

  • Stephanie
    January 20, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Prayer is POWERFUL. I have no doubt in the power of prayer and the power of our God to heal – I will, of course, be praying for Patrick’s health and everyone’s peace, as well as wisdom for the doctors.

  • Kellie Patton
    January 20, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I am praying for Patrick right NOW!

  • Dianne
    January 20, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Praying in N.C.for Patrick and his family.

  • Meaghan
    January 20, 2009 at 9:26 am

    i just prayed for ya patrick so i could say that i have! God can do anything He wants…He is so faithful!

  • The Stringers
    January 20, 2009 at 9:46 am

    praying in mississippi

  • pam
    January 20, 2009 at 10:04 am

    i’ll be praying.

  • Laura
    January 20, 2009 at 10:14 am

    prayers coming from austin, too…

  • Anonymous
    January 20, 2009 at 10:15 am

    praying for courage, strength and healing…God Bless

  • KMR
    January 20, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Sent a prayer up just now!

    Kim in TX

  • Anonymous
    January 20, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Saying a prayer right now!

  • Catherine
    January 20, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Prayers from Florida!

  • Jenny Lynn
    January 20, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I will be praying. I definitely believe in the power of prayer seeing my mom healed from cancer. I will be praying for good news and for strength during this difficult time.

  • Carly
    January 20, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Sending prayers for God’s healing touch. May He heal Patrick and be with thier family in this time of uncertainty.

  • Anonymous
    January 20, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Definitely will be praying. My own dear husband was just diagnosed with cancer in October and we have seen the goodness of God in countless ways. Please keep us updated so we know how to specifically lift Patrick up before the Lord.

  • The Martin's
    January 20, 2009 at 11:41 am

    I will be praying! May our God bring peace, comfort, and healing.

  • Kim
    January 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I’m praying.

  • Tara McClendon
    January 20, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    What a beautiful family! We’ll surely be praying for them!!

  • Jessica Ranjbari
    January 20, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Such a beautiful couple…. I’ll be praying them! I like to remind myself of 2 Corinthians 4:18 when I face hard times… “So we don’t look at the troubles we can see right now; rather we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the JOYS to come will last forever.” Please keep us up to date on how things go…

  • Kristen
    January 20, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    We are praying for this family!

  • emily
    January 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Lord we lift our bother in Christ up to you. He is your child you love him. Please touch his body and heal him. We ask that you put you loving arms around him and his family. We give all glory and praise.

  • Natalie McGough
    January 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I just prayed for Patrick and his wife and family. God is the great healer!

  • cmcilwain
    January 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Everything will be just fine!!!! I am praying for your family

  • MaryBeth
    January 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    I am sending a prayer his way and one for you for thinking of him

  • andi
    January 20, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Storming heaven on behalf of Patrick. May they know His mighty hand holds him; unwavering.

  • Anonymous
    January 20, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    We will be praying and believing God is going to heal Patrick!

  • Me.
    January 20, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    My prayers and love are with you and your dear friend.


  • Anonymous
    January 20, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    I will be praying too!!! GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!

  • Shan
    January 20, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I am praying for Patrick and his family! Thank you for sharing please keep us updated…

  • Beck
    January 20, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Praying from Dallas to the only One Who is Faithful to Save and Who is the true Healer!

  • Michele
    January 20, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you for posting Darby. Praying for peace, healing and strength for Patrick and his family.
    Jeremiah 29:11

  • Kerry
    January 20, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    and praying in NC!

  • micah, danielle, sophie, and angus
    January 20, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Praying for this family right now.

  • C and M
    January 20, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    What a beautiful family.
    Sending prayers for them.

  • The Southern Lady
    January 20, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Darby, I’m happy to keep Patrick and his family in my prayers. In the past week that our family has had two infants in our prayers, their health has vastly improved. God works wonders.

    Prayer is truly powerful.

  • kdurec
    January 20, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    We are praying for you and your family, Patrick.

  • Stephanie
    January 20, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    We are joining you with our prayers!

  • Kelly
    January 20, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Praying to The Great Healer!

  • Ford Family
    January 20, 2009 at 3:58 pm


  • Jennifer
    January 20, 2009 at 4:24 pm


  • whitney burrough akin
    January 20, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    praying for patrick this minute.

  • duchess
    January 20, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Prayers from SC.

  • Sarah Dudley
    January 20, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Patrick, please know that I am interceding on your behalf to the Great Healer. Have faith!

  • LA
    January 20, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I'm definitely praying for Patrick, that he & his will be aware of the loving hands of the Lord at work in & around him, and that they will be filled with peace.

  • Molly
    January 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Definitely praying!!

  • Todd and Randi
    January 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm


  • Ashley
    January 20, 2009 at 6:39 pm


  • Anonymous
    January 20, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    prayers sent up for Patrick

  • Elizabeth
    January 20, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    praying, praying, praying! God be with you all.

  • Joyce
    January 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    My comment is a little late tonight and the procedure has taken place. I will include Patrick and his family in my prayers tonight that he feels the love and power.
    I’m having a hard time sleeping tonight. My mom always tells me when I can’t sleep or wake up during the night that GOD wants to talk to me. Tonight must be one of those nights. xoxo

  • The Birds Nest
    January 20, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    I am praying in South Carolina. Please keep us updated.

  • Anonymous
    January 20, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Praying in California…

  • Tess
    January 21, 2009 at 7:25 am

    I will be lifting this family up in prayer regularly. God is a miracle maker, miracles DO happen. Keep us updated.

  • Mandi
    January 21, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Add one more to the list of those praying…

  • thelaundryisneverfinished
    January 21, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Praying right now…and will continue!

  • Cousin
    January 21, 2009 at 9:00 am

    We will be praying for him and his family.

  • Ashley
    January 21, 2009 at 11:34 am

    There aren’t any words to express the pain that they must be feeling, but I am always reminded of the Lord’s faithfulness (Lam 3:21-24) and of His will to work this out for His good (and our sanctification). We will lift him (and others who are hurting)up!

  • paula
    January 21, 2009 at 11:37 am

    oh my. of course i will be praying. Jesus is the healer.

  • Lindsey
    January 21, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    praying for your friends. sorry to hear it is cancer, but very glad it is “the best of the worst”. asking for complete remission.

  • Laura
    January 21, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    I am so sorry and so saddened to hear that it is cancer. Prayers for a quick and effective recovery.

  • Pizza by the Sea
    January 23, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Praise God, the ultimate physician. Praying for healing and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Paula
    January 23, 2009 at 9:41 am

    I’m from Portugal but i’ve lived in the USA for a while and i just love your country and miss it very much, althoug i love my country too!
    My mom, also suffered from cancer, breast cancer but, because she believes ant trusts in God, today she is alive and well!
    Tell Ptrick and his family to keep believing, because God has not abandoned him!

  • No.35style
    January 25, 2009 at 11:51 am

    They look like such a cute couple. I’m glad his prognosis is good and complete remission is expected.

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    January 27, 2009 at 7:48 am