Monday, April 29, 2024

Calling All Prayer Warriors!

 


Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. ~James 5:16


Most of my dedicated readers here at Meditation of My Heart know that my customary posting date for my blog is every Friday.  I am interrupting that pattern because my husband, Danny, and I really need and would so appreciate your powerful and effective prayers.

On the advice of his electro-physiologist, Danny is scheduled to have a heart ablation this Wednesday, May 1st, to reduce and/or eliminate the ventricular tachycardia that would, to be blunt, kill him if it weren't for his pacemaker.  The surgery takes around five hours, and Danny will be kept overnight for observation.  His son, Nicco, has volunteered to drive his dad to the hospital and stay with him until the procedure is concluded.  Of course, Nicco will keep me informed of anything I might need to know or do in the moment.  He has been such a wonderful help to both of us ever since that fateful day in January when Danny's pacemaker went haywire, and he had to have an emergency replacement.  If you missed that post, you can read it here.

If you would all pray for his surgeon, the nurses who will be in attendance, and for successful healing for Danny, know that God hears them all and will act upon those supplications.  I know.  I can attest to encountering the Lord's calm and comfort in countless frightening times, all due to the fervent prayers of others on our behalf.  Feel free to put Danny's name on your church's pray chain.  Since I am not on Facebook, but if you are and feel moved to do so, please share this post so we can reach as many prayer warriors as possible.  The more believers involved in this effort will make an incredible impact, not just for the one prayed for, but for those who offer the prayers.

We know that our loving God is the One in control.  May His will be done!

Amen!

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  1. I most definitely will pray Martha. I also have a weekly Midweek Message I send out to all the people of the church and some others. I will include him in it.

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    1. Thanks so much, Bill, for your prayers and involving your congregation in this, too.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. I've prayed for you and your family. In Jesus name.🐦🌈

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  3. I am praying right now for Danny, for you and your family.

    God bless, Martha.

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  4. Praying for Danny, for you, for the doctors, for the nurses, and a successful surgery!

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  5. Praying for you both and for the surgical team. Do please keep us posted!!

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    1. Thank you, Terri. Yes, I will keep you all posted.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Praying right now, Martha! ❤️

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  7. Praying in Oregon for Danny and you . . .

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  8. Bom dia, Martha
    Em oração, que Deus fortaleça Danny e sua família, um forte abraço.

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  9. Praying for Danny’s procedure & your peace.
    Blessings, Martha
    Lulu

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  10. I will pray for all of you and the medical team. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

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  11. lots and lots of prayers. We have you both covered!

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  12. I'm so sorry, Martha. That's scary. May God grant a successful surgery and wrap you both in His comforting love and faithfulness! Love and hugs to you!

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    1. It is a scary time for us, Trudy, but we are trusting in the love of our Father to give us His peace. Thanks for your prayers!
      Love and blessings!

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  13. PRAYERS GOING OUT ...GOD BLESS

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  14. Sending prayers for a successful operation Martha!

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  15. Martha Jane, I am praying as you have asked. I look forward to reading how prayers were answered during this stressful time.

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    1. We have faith that God will hear and answer them all, Barbara. Thank you for the prayers.
      Love and blessings!

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  16. I am praying for your husband, his medical team, and all the family as you go through this with him.

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  17. I have had 2 ablations for A Fib. I will be praying for you and your husband for sure.

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    1. It's reassuring to hear that a second ablation is not abnormal. However, my heart is quite damaged from a 1999 heart attack. Thank you for the prayers.

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    2. Thanks so much, Annie. Your words have certainly been encouraging to both of us.
      Love and blessings!

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  18. Continuing to pray, Martha--glad to know that tomorrow is finally the day. It's been a long wait. Looking forward to the GOOD news that all is well again!

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    1. Thank you, Nancy, and we're know God will be with us through it all.
      Love and blessings!

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  19. I cannot thank you all enough. I pray to feel the peace that is beyond our understanding.

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    1. So many wonderful folks are praying just that, honey!

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    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne. Please pray!
      Love and blessings!

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  21. Sorry I'm late! But God knows and I prayed. Please keep us posted when convenient?! In Jesus name praying for protection, blessings, and healings to His glory. Amen. xxxxxxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Sparky. It's never too late for prayers; God knows our hearts.
      Love and blessings!

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  22. It's so heartwarming to see the list of prayer warriors who love you and Danny and are stepping up to pray with you, and Diane and I are blessed to join your tribe and join our faith and our petitions to the living God to be in absolute control of the procedure. We are confident that the One who embodies healing and restoration will give us reason to celebrate with you when you let us know the outcome. May the peace He's already given sustain each of you as we await the good news that we believe will be coming.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ron. It is such an honor to have Diane and you on board with your prayers. God is the Great Healer and we are trusting in Him who will hear and act.
      Love and blessings!

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  23. Prayed and will sign up for your blog do I can receive updates.

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  24. Oh yes I will pray and be praying. Asking God now to go before him and level the mountains and to lead, guide and direct all those that he comes in contact with. I am praying throughout my afternoon. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy, for your continued prayers.
      Love and blessings!

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  25. Martha, Lori and I continue to pray for Danny and you. Please put something up on Danny’s FB page as soon as you get word from his surgery.

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    1. I will if possible, Bill. Otherwise, I will text you. Thanks to both Lori and you for your prayers!
      Love and blessings!

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  26. Latest update!!! Danny got through his ablation with flying colors, thanks to all your prayers and love for us over the years. Know that we love you, too, and always will!
    Love and blessings!

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  27. We've been praying for Danny. So good to hear Danny got through it ! God is good. My sister has a pacemaker and since she had a replacement, she has been doing well. My great cousin Mike has had that procedure and he has a really awful other disease to boot. Ankylosing Spondylitis. A common disease with Eastern European genes. My friend Shannon , a blogger suffers from it too. I learn so much from others every single day. Grateful hearts here, that Danny is doing well. I hope you both are getting a restful night's rest and we are always thankful that we can pray. God Bless you both.

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    1. Thanks so much for your prayers, Anne, and for sharing stories of others in your family who have gone through the same and are are doing well - so encouraging! Danny didn't sleep much at the hospital, but now he is home and is taking a long nap this afternoon. We all need sleep especially when our bodies are trying to heal. God is good, all the time!
      Love and blessings!

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  28. God bless you both! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🕊️🌿

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  29. I just saw on someone else's post that you said Danny came home today, so praise God for answered prayers and a successful procedure. I must apologize because I have been so behind this week in my reading that I didn't see this post when you wrote it. I am glad that so many more were praying for you and Danny. And we know that God was certainly with him already. So very thankful that He has undertaken for Danny's needs and yours as well. May the Lord continue his healing and restore his strength day by day. Praying this will take care of the issues that he has been having. Our God is an awesome God!! (hugs) to you today. I know this has been a trying week for you. But God was with you. He always is. Praise God! Amen!

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    1. Thanks so much for your prayers and well wishes here, Pamela. You're not too late to the party; Danny still needs prayers for continued healing. On top of that, his right eye is acting strangely, so I will be taking him to an eye-doctor who is filling in for our usual one due to vacation. I think the problem stems from all the anesthesia that was put in his body, but I'm no doctor. I'll try to let everyone know what is decided.
      Love and blessings!

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  30. So glad to hear Danny is back home and doing well! -Christine cmlk79.blogspot.con

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  31. Martha, I'm so thankful Danny is home and everything went well. Praise Jesus! Karen Friday

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen. You know I'm so grateful for this, too.
      Love and blessings!

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  32. Count me too among your prayer warriors, Martha.
    God will definitely answer the prayers and heal Danny.

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    1. I certainly will, Duta! Each one of you readers are so precious and valued by me.
      Love and blessings!

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  33. I'm so thankful that Danny made it through the ablation with flying colors! I'm sure you are both so relieved about it!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! Danny made it through that part, but he is back in the hospital because his eye doctor visit on Friday thinks his right eye had a small stroke possibly caused by that procedure. They are running a battery of tests, his son, Nicco, is with him, and none of us can be sure when they will release him. I think Monday might be the earliest.
      Love and blessings and keep praying!

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  34. I read on another person’s comment that you mentioned Danny has returned home.
    Thank God for the successful operation.
    I must express my regret as I’ve been quite delayed in my reading this week, and I missed your post when it was initially written.
    It’s comforting to know that there were many others praying for both you and Danny.

    Hugs and blessings, Martha

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    1. It has been a blessing to know so many are praying for us, Veronica, and you're not too late to join in. Please see my response to Lisa just a moment ago.
      Love and blessings!

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  35. Late to the party again my friend, but know that I'm praying a full and fast recovery for Mr. Danny and great peace and patience for you dear sister-in-Christ.

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    1. Thanks so much, J. D.! Danny is back in the hospital for tests to see if he had a small stroke in his right eye after the ablation. He is in good hands as all his cardiologists are on staff there. I'm hoping they will release him by this Tuesday. Keep praying!
      Love and blessings!

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  36. Oh Martha, I continue to lift you both up in prayer, I know this is such a trying season for Danny's health, and yours too! May the dear Lord reach down His Healing Hand and heal any issues with eyes or heart! Praying for peace and comfort for you too, dear friend!!! Please let me know how things are going and I will continue praying!

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  37. Thanks so much, Marilyn, for your powerful prayers! It seems that today's MRI showed that Danny had a slight stroke in his eye due to his ablation as it is visible in that brain scan. We are feeling blessed that no other functions were damaged; I think they will release him tomorrow from the hospital. There will be many follow up visits with different specialists as needed. Thanks to you and so many caring readers for your prayers and encouragement!
    Love and blessings!

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  38. Danny has been entered into my permanent prayer book.

    Hugs and Blessings

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    1. Thanks so much, Jim! Danny is now home, but we have a lot of appointments in the future that must be set up for follow ups. We're praying that everything falls into place for us.
      Love and blessings!

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  39. thecontemplativecat here. Such scary things have become more frequent as we grow older. My prayers are with you. I promise.

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  40. Thanks so much, Susan, and keep them coming! Danny is at home now, but has a bunch of follow up visits he needs to schedule over the next several weeks; we actually went to one of them this afternoon, and will be going to another tomorrow morning. Whew!
    Love and blessings!

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  41. I am so grateful, with you, that Danny is home. May he regain his strength slowly but surely, resting in his own bed, eating your cooking, sitting on your deck. My prayers continue, friend. God is good and He cares so very much ...

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    1. Thanks so much for your continued prayers, Linda! The support and love we both feel from so many caring folks is really getting us through this tough time. Hoping to be back at blogging actively soon.
      Love and blessings!

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