Saturday, December 30, 2006

Two Calls to Pray

Today two calls to prayer were sent out into the blog-sphere. The first, which seems less dangerous is for Dr. Al Mohler. At his blog the following is posted: Dr. Albert Mohler is recovering at Louisville's Baptist East hospital following abdominal surgery. Dr. Mohler was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday after experiencing abdominal pain. During a three-hour procedure, surgeons removed scar tissue from a 1980s operation. Dr. Mohler is expected to be released from the hospital next week and will continue his recovery at home. Dr. Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology and Senior VP for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will host The Albert Mohler radio program until he is able to return to the air. Dr. Mohler's blog and commentary posts will resume as soon as he is able. Please join the Southern Seminary community in praying for Dr. Mohler's quick and total recovery. The second, which seems much more concerning is that of Dr. James Kennedy. On Reformation 21 Rick Phillips posted the following: Please pray for Dr. D. James Kennedy, his wife and daughter, and Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Dr. Kennedy is in grave condition following a heart attack last evening. Jim's health has deteriorated markedly in the last several months, and he has manfully continued his ministry to the best of his ability. During all my interactions with him even during this trying time, he has exhibited his characteristic good cheer, charm, and force of mind. Along with being a man with great vision for the kingdom of Christ, Jim Kennedy is a true Christian gentleman. Please pray for God to restore him to full health and give him grace as his situation should require. He posted a further update here. Although these are widely different situations, both carry with them struggle and danger. Please pray for these men as they go through these bitter providences, that in them God's grace may be shown to be sufficient and that his power may be made perfect in their weakness. To God be the glory.


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