Andy's surgery is scheduled to begin at 8am Eastern and they've been told it could take as little as four hours or as many as 8. Pray for Mom and Dad and Daniel as they do that horrible task of waiting and wondering. Pray for Andy and the hands and hearts of the medical team. Pray that this procedure incurs no setbacks to the progress that Andy has worked so hard to achieve already. Pray that healing begins today in completely unexplainable ways.

In other news,they finally got permission to let him receive mail, so I will be changing the address in the sidebar to reflect a more direct route for cards and letters.

Psalm 103
Praise to the Lord of Love
Of David.

1 All that I am, praise the Lord;
everything in me, praise his holy name.
2 My whole being, praise the Lord
and do not forget all his kindnesses.
3 He forgives all my sins
and heals all my diseases.
4 He saves my life from the grave
and loads me with love and mercy.
5 He satisfies me with good things
and makes me young again, like the eagle.

6 The Lord does what is right and fair
for all who are wronged by others.
7 He showed his ways to Moses
and his deeds to the people of Israel.
8 The Lord shows mercy and is kind.
He does not become angry quickly,
and he has great love.
9 He will not always accuse us,
and he will not be angry forever.
10 He has not punished us as our sins should be punished;
he has not repaid us for the evil we have done.
11 As high as the sky is above the earth,
so great is his love for those who respect him.
12 He has taken our sins away from us
as far as the east is from west.
13 The Lord has mercy on those who respect him,
as a father has mercy on his children.
14 He knows how we were made;
he remembers that we are dust.

15 Human life is like grass;
we grow like a flower in the field.
16 After the wind blows, the flower is gone,
and there is no sign of where it was.
17 But the Lord's love for those who respect him
continues forever and ever,
and his goodness continues to their grandchildren
18 and to those who keep his agreement
and who remember to obey his orders.

19 The Lord has set his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over everything.
20 You who are his angels, praise the Lord.
You are the mighty warriors who do what he says
and who obey his voice.
21 You, his armies, praise the Lord;
you are his servants who do what he wants.
22 Everything the Lord has made
should praise him in all the places he rules.

My whole being, praise the Lord.


Debbie Walker said...

Burnett Family,
My specific prayer will be for the head and heart knowledge of the doctors today as they perform the surgery on Andy.

My prayer for Andy since the day I met him and found out that he would be spending time in Afghanistan has been for protection of his mind ... That is still a prayer that I pray often as I know he will be on different medications that will lead to his mind being worked and loosed in ways that we can not imagine.

Thank you for communicating all you have shared ... the faith and courage of your family is incredible.

Looking forward to an update once the surgery is complete.

Tina B. said...
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Mimi said...

Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy.

Spring Barnickle said...

Just want you to know I am praying and watching for news of Andy's surgery. God, please protect and heal your child, grant him and his family the grace and strength they need.

Much love in Him,
Spring Barnickle