Thursday, August 23, 2007

Can I get a Prayer Warrior?

Most of you know my precious mom, or "Nemo" as Brynne knows her, has been battling with ovarian cancer for almost 4 years. She is presently in her fourth round of chemo. The results of the CAT scan came back last week to say the chemo isn't working. Mom needs prayers for the following:
1. Surgery! A good surgeon to go in there and take out the present tumor
2. Wisdom! What to do next
3. Strength and Energy!
4. Cooperation from her job
I'm enlisting a "few good men." Now - I get e-mails and phone calls every week from family and friends commenting on Brynne's pics on the blog. Yet no one leaves comments on the blog. Now I'm asking for a few comments promising to pray for mom for her encouragement. Whether you're a fellow blogger or not, it's so easy to sign in. Thanks guys.
"...the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." - James 5:16
"Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, 'Don't be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.'" - Luke 8:50


The Causey's said...

Please know that "The Causey's" will be praying for your mom and your family! I know that it is so difficult to remain faithful in Him and not try and fix everything with our feeble hands at times like this. I know that his wisdom will come in time and I will be praying it comes fast.
The Causey's

A Looney Life said...

We would love to be apart of the prayer warriors on behalf of your mom. We have had your mom in our prayers for a while and now we have more specific things to pray for! We love you and would love to have updates whenever possible!! The Looneys

Amanda said...

Mel, I'm so sorry to hear this. You can count on my prayers!

sarahreichling said...


I am so sorry you didn't get better news. Please know that I love you and you will be on my mirror and shower tiles in dry erase marker!! I love you girl and your sweet parents. Please let me know if I can do anything for them. Meals, rides, whatever.


Maggie said...

Mel - Add me to the PW list! Please let me know if there is anything I or the Dolans in Houston can do.
Love to you and your family.

Shauna said...

The Wilson's are signed up!!!! We have been praying for your mom, but we will step it up. Thanks for the specifics. We love you guys. God is faithful and we will trust and believe in him!
Jesse & Shauna

Kaelyn & Shae said...

I am so sorry to hear this. We will definitely be praying for your Mom, as well as you & the rest of your family. Love y'all.
The Arrington's

Ashley said...

So sorry to hear, but she and the entire family will be in my prayers! Love to all, Ashley

Missy and Mark said...

Hey Lis,
Mark and I will continue to pray for your mom, dad, and you. It breaks my heart to hear that there hasn't been better news. I love your parents like my own and am devestated by the news. I can't imagine your pain. We will pray with all we have. Please keep my parents posted...they would love to contribute whatever help is needed. They can be our Spring representatives.
Lots of love,

Rachel said...

Mel . . . I am so sorry to hear about your mom! Know that I am praying for the specifics, and for you that you will have wisdom as to how you can be there to support her physically and emotionally. Please let me know if you need anything . . . I can be in Dallas in 3 hours or Houston the same . . . wherever you need me, friend!
--Love ya,Rachel

Amy said...

Hey sweet friend. You know I'm praying. Know that God's Hand is always right, always good, and always on time.

Beau, Melissa, & Brynne said...

Thanks for the encouragement friends! Mom has been reading all your replies. Keep 'em coming! - Mel

Becky said...

Melissa, I'll definitely pray for your mom!

Michelle said...

Praying and will keep doing so friend! Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help! But count on my prayers!

Amanda said...

I want to enlist people to pray. I was thinking of doing it by my blog. I ask for prayer with or without a link to your blog, depending on your preference. Let me know what you think. Or of course I could just send an email to my friends. Love you, sister!

Anonymous said...

Gracious Father, You do want us to come to you with our prayers. So, Father, I lift up this dear one and pray for healing and eradication of the tumor, wisdom for the doctors, and mighty encouragement. Thank you that you love us and hear our prayers.

CrownLaidDown said...

Praying for your Mom...will continually pray.

With love in Jesus,
The Smith's: Chris and Holly

Fran said...

Oh friend...
Praying for your mom and the entire family. We pray together in the name of Jesus for all needs you have.
Love and peace,

Heather said...

Came here through Baby Bangs site. Would love to pray for your mom and your family!

Mindy said...

Here by way of Baby Bangs.
I am praying for your Mom!!!

Kelly said...

Came here from Baby Bangs.

I will be lifting your family up. I pray that you will each feel God's gracious and loving arms wrapped around you, sustaining and encouraging you as you face this together.

Patty said...

I am here via Amanda's blog. I have just lifted up your mom in prayer and I am believing God with you for a miracle!! He healed me from cancer and I know what you are going thru. May God touch her body drive out the cancer from her body never to return and may she live and proclaim what a healing Jesus we serve!!
God Bless you,

jennyhope said...

I am going to enlist to pray for your sweet mother! I got your blog address from Amandas blog. my email is if you send updates that way to. Otherwise, I will be checking in with your blog.

Allison said...

I am a friend of Amanda's and wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your family during this trying time.

Anonymous said...

I also am here via Amanda's site. I just prayed for your mom, the doctors and for you too. May God bless her and keep her and cause His face to shine upon her and be gracious to her!

Amy T said...

Amanda sent me this way. Praying for your mom and your family. May you all feel God's arms around you during this time.

LauraG said...

Hi Mel,

I just read about your Mom's situation on Amanda's blog. I just prayed for healing and strength and comfort for you all and will continue to do so.
God Bless,


Susan said...

Mel. Amanda asked all of her faithful blog followers to pray and I want you to know that I am praying for Brynne's precious Nemo!

Holly said...

I am also here by way of Amanda's blog... praying for your mom today. I pray that you, also, are encouraged by the knowledge that so many are lifting her up in prayer. God Bless!

Jan said...

It will be a privilege to pray for your mom. I know exactly what you're going through. I went through it with my mother too.

Darlene R. said...

I am here from Amanda's blog.

Praying for you and your family. Praying that the Lord will fill you with the strength and give you the grace that is needed during this trial.

In Christ,

Mommy Firecracker said...

As one who has been delivered from OC and not through it, your mom and family are lifted up.

Standing in the gap!

Deborah said...

Hello, Melissa,

Connected through Amanda...I will certainly be praying for you, your Mom & the requests you mentioned as God brings them to mind, and I will ask Him to do so.

Praying from Ohio to our Great God of all the Earth...

With love,
Deborah :)

Anonymous said...

here via Baby Bangs...praying for your mother. He's a God of miracles...I know.

Rhonda in Oregon

Stephanie said...

Loren and I will definitely pray for your mom!

Myrna said...

Came to meet you through Amanda. I will be praying for your Mom for the specific things you listed in your post. I will also pray for you to have strength, peace, and friends standing beside you.

twinkle said...

Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
Father I pray that You would mercifully heal this dear woman of faith. She cries out in faith! Heal her by Your Great Power. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Paxton Cox said...

Mel, You and Your family are in my prayers. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

Jeffie said...


We will keep her in our prayers as well. My Grandmother battled ovarian cancer and I know it's such a tough fight. The doctors said she had a 10% chance of making it, and she ended up living 10 more years - and we made lots of memories in those "grace" years. I love you and will be praying for your Mom.


kelly said...

I was just released from the hospital and as I was feeling trapped in my bed, prayed for your Mom. May the Lord grant complete healing and may it be to His glory.

Mommy Dot Com said...

I believe in prayer so I'll get started. I want to pray w/ you b/c I also believe there is power in agreement.
Father, Your Word says,"Ask and you shall recieve, seek and you will find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you." There is a door that we are asking you to open and that is the door of your healing power. It is the power that is in your Name that we petition you for. Lord, you tell us that if we lift up your Name that you will draw all people unto yourself. It is for this reason we ask that Melissa's mom will be healed by the power of your Name. Father, for the glory that you bestow upon that Name - the precious Name of Jesus - we ask that you grant all your authority over the disease of cancer and heal her body. Jesus, your Name is above the name of cancer. At your Name the name of cancer must bow. Prince of Peace, please rise up and speak to the wind and waves within her body. Speak the words, "Be still". Faith pleases you and if we could go and cling to your garment then we would. The kind of faith you ask us to walk in now is even greater b/c we can't see you but by faith we know that you are near. And by faith we cling to you, drawing on your power. With the faith of knowing that if you hear us then we have what we have petitioned unto you, we ask for healing and restoration power. Father, you also tell us to ask for wisdom. Wisdom adds years to our lives. I ask for that wisdom upon each doctor, each nurse and everyone involved in this case. I also remember when you added years to Hezekiah's life. WHen he found out he was dying he turned his face to the wall and wept and he asked you to remember how he had always tried to serve you faithfully. You heard his prayer. Lord, we turn our face to the wall and we weep. Please hear our prayer. We ask that you remember all this mother has done and her heart to serve your people. I ask that you remember her child and grandbaby. I also ask that you would send them a specific word about the healing you will bestow upon them. I ask this so that their faith will be strengthened. At your word the weary can recast their nets. At your word strength is renewed helping us to mount up with wings as eagles, helping us to walk and not grow weary, helping us to run and not faith. Your word perfects our faith and I ask that you bathe this family in your Word. Lord, I also ask that this family will always be mindful of the weak b/c they have walked in their shoes. May they leave this trial a more refined people shining like stars and leading many into righteousness. You cause all things to work together for good. May this trial accomplish, perfect, and build up that good work that you have begun in their lives. May their faith not fail them. Hold them as they go through the fiery furnace and protect all that they have entrusted unto you until that day. We are asking you for so much but I also know it is right to ask you for the Kingdom. It is your pleasure to give it. This is about the Kingdom. Make it real, Lord. Make it real. May so much treasure be stored up for them in your presence you that their hearts will be sealed to your side. Yes, Lord, their faith has been tested. May it shine forth now as pure gold. Now please give them rest on every side and bring them in a spacious place. Lead them beside the still waters. Restore their souls. Thank you Jesus. Yes, the great Name of Jesus, we thank you.

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry about your mom. Know that Mike and I will be praying for her and your family. Please let us know if there's anything we can do for you.

Mommy Dot Com said...

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Thanks sweety,