Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Urgent Prayer Request

This was originally posted on Trish's blog. Steve, Vikki, and their entire family are long time family friends of ours. Please pray daily for their son Luke!!!

We have some friends whose seven year old son has just been diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Please lift this family up in your prayers. They are embarking on a season of life that no family ever should have to endure.
Luke is beginning chemotherapy immediately, and while the statistics for this type of leukemia are scary, we believe that God is capable of miracles.
The sepcific requests from the dad at this point are:

1. A "brave heart" for Luke (he has a fear of needles!)

2. A new form of normalcy for their family, especially the two other children as their mom and brother will be away at the hospital for an extended period for treatment.

3. That God will be glorified through all this.
4. Healing for Luke

Here is a quote from Steve's (the dad) e-mail that was sent shortly after the diagnosis:

"Praise the Lord! The Lord is good all the time, and He truly has been good to us. He is strong enough to accomplish whatever He wills. He is the only One who loves Luke even more than Vikki and I. I don't know (thankfully) what lies ahead of us, but I absolutely know that God is good!"


  1. oh my goodness. I will be praying for them. Do they go to our church? So ironic after the posts we both had about cancer. God IS good! Healing for Luke and Malachi and all the others!! Why, oh, why, Lord? All I know that God is soveriegn and in control. He is constant even when life is turned upside down.

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  3. Oh, gosh, very scary, but God is in control. I can't imagine how they feel. I have my own 7 year old Luke and I cannot fathom this being him. But you never know when something like this will hit your own home. I will definitely pray, right now and every moment he comes to mind (which will be probably every time I see my own Luke).

  4. We're praying for their family and for Luke...

  5. Unbelievable~ We have already started praying. Please keep us posted. ~Dave and Melody (plus my parents)

  6. What an amazing Godly spirit!!! We have an amazing family in our church whos 10 yr. old son was healed by going to be with Jesus just this past week.... their blog is AMAZING and uplifting!! Heres the blog for anyone who would like to check it out.

  7. I pray that Luke will prevail through this obstacle with the overwhelming power and grace of our Lord, God alongside the abundance of many other hundreds of prayers, Amen. Indeed, I will express unfailing prayer to my parish about the very request.

    Moreover, Luke will still be a part of Gods' great plan wether he be in body or spirit.

    William Stuart Hilton
    Birmingham, UK


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