Emergency Prayer Request (UPDATED)

The mother-in-law of a friend of mine on Google+ may face imminent discharge from a hospital because “she has already cost the insurance company too much money.” She has been diagnosed with a pancreatic tumor. She was due to receive surgery for it when the insurance company called and stopped all further payment due to the costs. The surgery cannot be approved. My friend issued an urgent prayer request on Google+, which has been picked up by others and posted to other social networks. The prayer request is here:

“We need prayers here! It’s been like an episode of House trying to figure out what’s wrong with my mother-in-law.

They figured out it is a pancreatic tumor and are ready to remove it and insurance called in a 100% full stop to payments saying she’s cost them too much to approve surgery now, too. We have 4.5 hours before the hospital discharges her.”

The 4.5 hours is up at about 3:00 ET (USA) or 1900 GMT/UTC.

This is grossly unconscionable to place money above the life of a person. This is a basic decency. No matter what the cost, or whatever the survival rate is, to put money before a life is pure evil.

This quantification of a human life, that after a certain point “you are just too much of a burden,” or “too much of a cost” is reprehensible and not at all defensible from any valid moral standpoint.

It is a symptom of the sickness of society, that a life has a dollar value (or Euro, Pound Sterling, whatever) and after a point, just pull the plug.

Western civilization is in a decay. It needs to be revived and the only way to do that is to get out there and evangelize. Speak the Gospel Truth, live it as best one can, and confront the forces of evil and darkness when they present their ugly agenda.

One of Christianity’s best teachings is that we are made in the image and likeness of God and that we have an inherent dignity for that reason. Plus, we are adopted children of God through our Lord Jesus Christ. No other religion claims anything like that. Judaism may be close inasmuch they are our elder family in the Faith, and they are the Chosen People of God. But, Judaism is not a faith that seeks to convert others. We Christians can go out and bring people into the fullness of Divine Truth, and in doing so heal humanity of the sickness that is going on that allows my friend’s mother-in-law to possibly die without the surgery that can enable her to live. All because she “costs too much.”


An update from my friend: “Last night I contacted their state assemblyman and I wrote the Dept. of Insurance. The surgeon has pulled major, major strings behind the scenes with the hospital as well. The phone started ringing at 8:05 this morning. The insurance company is now caving on almost everything, but it isn’t definite yet.

They approved her ICU stay.
They approved all her tests and procedures.
The surgeons are confidant that they’ll have the surgery approved, but it isn’t yet. The surgeons are saying they’re doing the surgery no matter what.
They are denying her hospital stay on the regular floor saying she did not need to be in-patient in between ICU and surgery. This is 4 days in the hospital they’re refusing to pay for.

Everyone knows if she’d left she’d not be able to get the surgery covered so that isn’t an option, and this is definite improvement as the most expensive stuff is covered, but the outstanding approval for surgery in the morning and then the insurance nightmare that will be waiting post-surgery are the big issues right now, which is such a huge relief compared to last night! Please keep up the prayers today!”

UPDATE FROM TODAY: “My mother-in-law is now recuperating from surgery! They removed her tumor and everything was as perfect as possible! We haven’t heard anything from insurance or the business office.

Please pray in gratitude for the surgery. For her swift, full, and uneventful recovery. For God’s blessings on her surgeon, Michael. For our children who are missing home. And for the financial situation to be worked out to provide for all involved as they need. Thank you prayer warriors for storming heaven!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! She’s not coming to as we would hope. Over 24hrs later and she’s still pretty out of it. We were also told today that no headway has been made on the insurance.

The nurses and docs continue to be fantastic. My husband is flying home today in a lightning storm. I’m enjoying while I can that vegetarianism is taken for granted here so choices are clearly labeled and abundant. Small pleasures. 🙂 “

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  1. Thank you Lord Jesus for your death on the cross paying the price for our sins. Thank you Jesus for the love, mercy, and grace you give to us. Thank you Lord Jesus for hearing my cry to you during this great time of trial and persecution. The following is quick synopses of the events that have occurred: My family and I have been through some very trying times over the past six years. We have been greatly betrayed and hurt by family, friends, and the church over the past many years. loss of career (fire Service), loss of second career (community college instructor) loss of home, loss of cars, loss of most personal belongings, identity theft (loss of 10,000 dollars), predatory lending loss of 30,000 dollars, head-on car accident with an unregistered, unlicensed, and uninsured illegal alien drunk driver causing moderate injuries and rehab for 6 months, physical depression, anxiety, loneliness, feeling lost, confused, alone, arrested and put in jail (from an emotional breakdown, depression and anger), forced to be separated from family for past year because my family had to move in with my parents in California and I had to stay in Colorado, homeless, jobless, bankrupt, credit destroyed, loss of child, multiple deaths in family and out of work four (4) of the past six (6) years from two different lay-offs. I too want to confess my sins and wrong doings; for I am a horrible sinner that has sinned many times against my Lord and savior. Lord forgive me please and help me to be a good husband, father, son, brother, friend, and co-worker. Lord God I want to please you make you happy and see you smile.
    We need prayer for the following: That the Lord Jesus Christ and His Father our God will forgive us of all our sins and wrong doings. That the Lord will forgive those that have sinned against us and that He will help us to forgive those that have sinned against us and that we may learn to forgive ourselves. I ask for the Lords Forgiveness in all of our sins and wrong doings, our weakness in mind, body, and spirit, our lack of patients, anger, frustration, miss- understanding, lack of trust and faith. I ask that our Lord Jesus would have pity on us and grant us with His mercy and grace in our lives. I pray the Lord will bring us back together, strengthen, bless, and protect us thoroughly as a family. (Scott, Wife Jennifer, Grace 7, Tyler 3, Justin 2). I ask that Jesus would bless us financially; redeeming all that has been lost. I pray and thank the Lord for our safety and our health. I pray that our Lord would give me wisdom, strength, insight, and all that is required to find a new career that would significantly provide for us as a family. I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ would also use the skills and talents that the Lord blessed me with at birth as well as my heart’s desire to find the right career. I pray that this would bring Him glory and happiness. I pray for a home for my family that would meet our needs and even realize our dreams collectively as a family living in Colorado. I pray we can get completely out of debt and recover our good credit. I pray that we can get a car(s) again so we can get around and accomplish the tasks that are in front of us as they are needed. I pray for a good home church were we can praise our Lord and learn His true word. I pray that we can get immersed in this church as a family meeting new friends and being good stewards and servants. Please Lord Jesus hear, forgive, intervene, protect, and go forth with our request presented through prayer and petition to Your Father our God. Please Jesus, ask your Father our God earnestly and with great haste to answer our prayer. Show us you’re great Mercy, Grace, Love, almighty power, and truth that we would know and experience You, our Lord Jesus Christ, and all of your greatness in our lives. Jesus is the way the truth and the life and He and He alone has the answers and the ability to change our life as He has already demonstrated through His death and resurrection. May the Lord Jesus Christ hear and be blessed with this prayer in Jesus Christ-Son of God- holy and blessed name, amen.

  2. Prayer request

    Protection,healing,wisdom,prosperity,miracles in finances,miracles in pastor Thieringo ‘s life in Jesus name .

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