I had a post ready to go for today, but I'm making an urgent prayer request instead.
I know that I've called for a lot of prayers this year: a total of six surgeries have been endured by two family members, one loved one has successfully fought back from two near-death situations, and I've attended five funerals. It's an understatement to say that it's been a tough year. . .it has been shockingly difficult.
My only brother is in a very bad way right now and is currently in surgery. It is absolutely a life or death situation. Please pray for my brother today, right now. Pray for the surgical team, pray for his body to be healed, and pray for a complication-free recovery. Additionally, pray that his entire family (but especially his wife, four children, and two step-children) is comforted and feel at peace during this crisis.
I know God hears our prayers, He really does. He has heard and answered so many of them this year. I'm begging, begging for you to pray for my brother's life.