Pray for Don Whitney

Please remember brother Don Whitney who announces on his website that he has colon cancer. Please be in prayer that God would grant Don a speedy and complete recovery. He faces his operation tomorrow. Specifically Don asks us to pray:

  • For God to be glorified in all these matters.
  • That the cancer will be entirely removed.
  • That no colostomy will be required.
  • That no infection will set in.
  • That the Lord will give me grace through the initial recovery period, particularly with the pain and the mental fog.
  • That no further treatment—including radiation and chemotherapy—will be needed.
  • For his wife Caffy, daughter Laurelen, and his Mother. As you can imagine, they will each have their own set of special needs as well.
  • For my/our witness to the medical personnel—to two in particular.
  • That I will be home for Christmas (this is especially important to Laurelen, who will also turn twelve the day after Christmas).
  • That this will not affect my ability to travel to long-scheduled speaking engagements in the last half of January nor my return to the classroom at the end of January.
  • For the Lord’s provision in the aftermath of major surgery, several days in the hospital, etc.
  • That this will cause me—and my family—to love and prize Jesus more, and be more like Him.