I've had a link in my sidebar for a little girl named Kate who has an aggressive brain tumor for awhile now. She is having a MRI scan done today at 3:00 (I think Mountain time?) because of some new symptoms.
Her scan was supposed to be on friday, but they bumped it up to today because of the new symptoms. There is a new spot that they are worried about.
You can read her journal here...
Lord God, I lift up Kate and her family to you. Lord please be with Kate and her doctors. I pray that her new symptoms are just those of a silly virus and that they have nothing to do with her tumor. I pray that the new spot in question is miraculously gone. Lord, we know that you have the power to remove this cancer. And so we ask, we beg, that you take this cancer away from Kate. Restore her body 100% to the glory of which you created.
I claim Psalms 139 over Kate today...
1 O LORD, you have searched (Kate) and you know (Kate). 2 You know when (she) sits and when (she) rises; you perceive (her) thoughts from afar. 3 You discern (her) going out and (her) lying down; you are familiar with all (her) ways. 4 Before a word is on (her) tongue you know it completely, O LORD. 5 You hem (Her) in--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon (her). 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7 Where can (she) go from your Spirit? Where can (she) flee from your presence? 8 If (she) goes up to the heavens, you are there; if (she) makes (her) bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If (she) rises on the wings of the dawn, if (she) settles on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide (Kate), your right hand will hold (her) fast. 11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide (her) and the light become night around (her)," 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. 13 For you created (her) inmost being; you knit (Kate) together in (her) mother's womb. 14 I praise you because (Kate) is fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 (Kate's) frame was not hidden from you when (she) was made in the secret place. When (she) was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw (Kate's) unformed body. All the days ordained for (her) were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Thank you, Lord God, for allowing us to come to you on Kate's behalf. Hear our prayers o' Lord and cast this disease away from Kate. We praise you because you are powerful and mighty and you have compassion for your children. Please have mercy on Kate and rid her body of this horrible disease.
In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Updated Wednesday night...
This was taken from Kate's caring pages...
"Words could not possibly express our joy and gratitude for today's scan. Stable! Never have those words sounded so sweet. We are still trying to let the news soak in.
Kate's oncologist said the scan looked good.... there appeared no new growth from the one 2 months ago. And the enhancement and flair on the scan was actually somewhat less. We could not have been more excited!
We are grateful for the outpouring of prayers. We were in a very precarious situation knowing we could hear one of two drastically different reports today. We are rejoicing that the news was great, and we get more time with our precious daughter. Thank you Jesus."