Friday, December 02, 2005

PRAYER REQUEST!


A dear friend, a powerful servant of the Lord, and an all around great guy is in need of prayer NOW.

Bob C. has had cancer and it has been a long battle. He finally got a donor (from Germany!) and has gotten a T cell transplant. Well, I will just let this email tell the current chapter:

Bob is still stable, although he is fighting big battles. A CAT scan of his brain showed a spot that is most probably infection in his brain. This is most likely the same infection that he is fighting in his lungs. Please pray for healing of this infection. Medicine can be less effective when dealing with the brain as it is somewhat protected. They will need to use stronger medication to fight the infection in the brain.

In addition, they will be backing off the medication that helps protect his liver so they may fight the infection. Please pray for protection of Bob's liver. There will be a backing off of transplant medicine and an upping of medicine to boost his immunity. Please pray that his immune system will begin fighting the infection as well.

His heart is beating as it should and has stabilized.

The next 48-72 hours is of critical importance in fighting this infection. Jenny and family are okay. Please continue to pray for Jenny, Josh, Carrie and Laura.

Remember, "prayer is the only thing that moves the hand of God."





Could you, would you?

Thank you.

For those of you who came because of a comment I left on your blog, I apologize for the blatant request to come here. Please feel free to clean up your comments by deleting that comment of mine. I just wanted to get as many folks praying for my friend as possible.



email Friday:

Bob Cryder update: I don't know how else to say this, but just received word that Bob Cryder is slipping away. Tim and Heather, family and close friends are with Bob, Jenny and family. Please pray for all of them. Jenny shared that they have made him comfortable. We need to remember that the Lord is in control, even when we don't understand.





Update, Noon Sunday:

The doctors say that while the cancer is gone, Bob's body can not fight the infection he has in his lungs and brain. The only thing that can save him is a miracle.

While he was in stable condition this morning, there is hope only in God.

I have a post half written, and I would finish it an d post it now... but I want to put my energy into praying for Bob right now.

I want those who visit this site to know a little bit about Bob.

He has had a ministry for some time, Bob Cryder Team Ministries. This web page is worth looking at just to get to know what he does. his connections to the evangelical church reads as a Who's Who of the modern church.

But I've known him as one heck of a great guy, someone who would drop everything to lend a hand.

He is a car buff (the cherry red '55 chevy pick up, and the 57 nomad are pristine, and he hosted a car show in our town every General Canby Day (that's the 4th of July for those out of towners).

Bob has ministries all of the world, and especially strong connections to christian organizations in Israel.

He was recently hired on as the senior pastor of the Arcade Church, which is hosting updates about his current status.

Please, please continue to pray for Bob. His gifts are enormous and his work has won thousands to the Lord.

I'll get back to posting soon enough.

p.s. It is 5:20 a.m. and I have just gotten back from the hospital. Been there praying. The medications have him unconscious, and his breathing is a little rapid. The respiration therapist says he is really trying hard, working hard, at breathing. He has a slight fever from the infections in his lungs and brain. He is just holding steady right now. It is unclear if he is getting better or worse, but it cannot stay this way long. Soon he will gradually start to get better, or the reverse.

Please continue to pray!







Update, Monday

My friend Bob went home today at 1:00 p.m.





70 comments:

Kc said...

Going to Him now

Corry said...

Always! Praying for him now and in the coming hours.

God's Grace.

David said...

Of course I will remember this family and pray for his healing. And please never apologize for mentioning a prayer request anywhere.

Suggest you leave the prayer request up - why should it be temporary?

wilsonian said...

Come, Lord Jesus.
Move as only You can.
Heal as only You can.
Love as only You can.
Amen.

Joe said...

We are and will continue to pray.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity.

'becca said...

I came here form Lexi's blog (a friend of my sister) so know I am praying in IL. I am not sure I know you or Bob, but he is my neighbor and I send my love to him and his family.

Coco said...

I am glad that you stopped by to let me know of Bob and his condition...

The power of prayer is GREAT!

I will pray for him, and his family.

Blessings to you and your family.
Take Care!

bjk said...

done and doing.....as always a privilege....

Kitty Cheng said...

Thanks CS for the privilege of praying. I will be praying from Melbourne, Australia for Bob. In fact, let's bow and pray NOW:

Dear Lord, we commit Bob into your hands right now. You know what he's going through, you know the worries of his family and friends, and you know what he needs. Father God, thank you for the provision of a donor from Germany. I pray for your healing of the infection that Bob has in his brain, as well as protection of his liver and immune system.

Lord, we also remember Jenny Josh, Carrie and Laura. Please give them peace in their hearts as they provide support and love to Bob in this critical time. Father may your will be done in this family, and in Bob's life. We ask this in Jesus' precious name, Amen!

Jayne said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers!

M. C. Pearson said...

Here from Corry's prayer list blog.

Dear Jesus,
Be with Bob and comfort him. Let him rest in your healing hands. Lord, touch him. Please be with his family too. Let them rest in Your wisdom. Show them your miracles. Let them know peace. Send your angels around Bob and touch him with Your Holy Spirit.
In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

see-through faith said...

moving the hand of God :)

Lord we ask for healing and protection for this man. Restore his health for the Glory of YOUR name. Amen

deni said...

God does answer prayer, I am praying too.

jollybeggar said...

"Please feel free to clean up your comments by deleting that comment of mine. I just wanted to get as many folks praying for my friend as possible."

this is why we leave the comment in there, amigo. that more would join the circle.

nothing blatant about intercession- it touches the heart of God.

lifting BobC up.

shalom

JeffGeorgia said...

CS, I just received notice of this Saturday morning here in Georgia. My grandfather was going to die this weekend from a liver that bursted. Karen and I prayed and we found out through others he stabilized and didn't want any medication. The cancer was gone. These type of stories of miracles builts faith and wakes up the lost that there is a living G-d. But, live Karen's mom, who we prayed for healing to take place after being diagnosed with acute cancer - she got the perfect healing - to go be with Jesus. So, my question is, does he know Jesus as Lord? I will say my prayer now:

Abba Father, our bodies are so imperfect and we wrestle with diseases and sickness. You understood our emptiness and brokenness spiritually and physically when you walked the Earth. You haven't left us with empty, especially those who trust in you. There are times father we just need to let go of the life, and reach for the Heavens to find our final resting place. I praise you Abba Father for your stitching and putting together of our most complicated bodies and the way it works. Also, giving people the knowledge to bring restoration to people. We don't complete understand your ways but we TRUST you know what is perfect. With this in my Jesus (Yeshua) send forth your peace and healing that this miracle once again would bring GLORY to your NAME.

In the name of Jesus forevermore. Amen.

Max said...

Thank you for asking. It's a priviledge to pray Bob.

Ask anytime.

MrJ said...

Done. Interesting. I spoke on T-cells all week. The eyes of your immune system.

Keep us updated.

Peace and Love

Bad Alice said...

We will be keeping him in our prayers. Please keep us updated.

Dear Father, we rest in your mercy. We ask for healing and comfort for your child and his family. Strengthen his body and his spirit and draw him close to you for sustenance. Make his doctors and caregivers wise in all they do. We pray that you will heal him to Your glory, and we leave this in your hands. In Christ's name, Amen.

BHGA said...

C.S.
Praying for God's healing...
consider leaving the request up...I will leave your comment on my blog and hopefully many will come to you........

Bless you, my friend..
Donna

Ron said...

Curious,

No need to apologize. I came by way of Joe's blog. I pray that the hand of God will move is such a way that not matter what the outcome, all will know He alone is Holy, He alone is worthy of all of our praise. He is the miracle worker who can make a way in the desert. Please give us an update as soon as possible.

Fred said...

*praying*

Maripat said...

Consider it done.

WyldJoker said...

Prayer requests are never blatant. The comments you left are for a good cause. He is in my prayers!

music.angel said...

i will pray. please post updates in the days to come about your friend.

Seeker said...

Merciful Father,
I echo the prayers of your children, and add this of my own. May Bob and his family fasten their faith and hope firmly on You, and may they be renewed by your life-giving and healing power. You are awesome, and we bow before You in worship.
Yours is the GLORY!

Sapro said...

Your friend has my prayers.

I hope you all keep this verse in your heart when you pray.

Mark 11: 23-24

Lillee said...

Father, we know you are Awesome God. We know you can do all things. Please heal Bob and deliver him from this terrible disease. Comfort his family, let them rejoice in Your Name, let the world see your hand in this so that more might believe. Amen.

So I Go said...

prayers on the way..

Hope said...

Praying - thank you for letting me know on my comments the prayer need.....it was very much appreciated.

Bethany said...

No apology neccessary. What are brothers and sisters in Christ for?

I am praying for him now as I type and will continue to do so after I have finished. Please feel free to request needed prayer at any time...

MMM said...

God, I name this servant before Your throne. I only know of him through this place, but he deserves Your best, and I thank You for giving it, whether it be continues life here with us, or rest forever in Your presence.

Free his family from fear and worry, and let them all rest in the hollow of Your very strong hands, and thank You for your Curious Servant, who blew the watchman's horn.

Pia said...

dear Father, i lift up to you, bob, your faithful servant. i pray that You will move in his situation now. we know that You are in control and you can still perform a miracle just as what you've been doing in the past because You are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. you told me before that there is always a room for a miracle even in the last minute. i ask You, Father, do it for him. i also pray for his family. Father, i ask all these in Jesus' name, amen.

Corry said...

Our prayers continue for your friend and his family and for you in your prayer vigil. May God work His mysterious ways.

God's Grace.

Tamara said...

Heavenly father, I lift up Bob to you now - even as others have prayed, I too come before you asking for your mercy once again...

jollybeggar said...

then a miracle it shall have to be.

with humble hearts, thinking not of anything but your glory, we come before you now, joining the voices of our hearts with those of many others on behalf of our brother.

bring healing, strength, recovery and peace to this household in the name of Jesus. let the prayers of your people persuade you to intervene in the natural course of things, reversing the effects of the illness and then removing them entirely.

you heal according to your will and for your purposes- we understand that. however, we also read in your Word that we are to pray for everything that concerns us, for you are our God and we are your people- the sheep of your pasture. so at this time we intercede on behalf our our brother, Bob.

be glorified by healing this man, that all would know that you are the one true God- the almighty I Am- and that you in your power, your grace and your mercy answer the prayers of your people.

Vicki said...

C.S.~Praying fervently, even now...please update again when possible. The Lord is there.

FTS said...

I came here via Texas Ocean Lover. Your friend has been lifted up in prayer.

4evergapeach said...

My ISP has been down, I am only now getting request. I will keep him in my prayers.

Me said...

I am praying for your friend and his family to have strength during this time and the days to come. May God bless you and yours always.

Jackie said...

I'm sorry your prayer didn't get answered in the way you wanted, but it was answered, your friend is now with the Lord.

Sometimes, we just don't understnad....

Kc said...

CS I'm so sorry.

Corry said...

I am so sorry.
It's in these things that it is difficult to accept that God knows best, but He does. May He strengthen and comfort y'all in this loss.

God's Grace.

BHGA said...

Be comforted knowing he is in the arms of our Lord...Bless you

Donna

Jayne said...

May you be comforted in your loss knowing that Bob is complete free of pain and safely home.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

ellen said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. May it comfort you and Bob's loved ones to know that he is with God now.

Max said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob is home.

deni said...

I am sorry for your loss.

But the angels are rejoicing that he is home, our time here on earth is temporary, some day you will see him again.

Take comfort in that.

Lorraine said...

May Bob rest in peace and may all of you who are left know the peace that passes all understanding. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant".

carol said...

My prayers are of you, and your friends family at this time.He is in a better place now. I came via txoceanlovers site. My condolences,

John P said...

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your friend. I did not know him very well, but his passion is what got us started in the food pantry. I trust that he is receiving the rewards he so richly deserves.

Bad Alice said...

It's so difficult to lose a good friend. We'll pray for you as you grieve. Even though we know he's in a better place, it's so hard to say goodbye.

QueenBee said...

Bob is sitting with Jesus right now. I'm sorry for your loss and will pray for you and Bob's family as you grieve.

bjk said...

I am just sorry......

jollybeggar said...

tell lots of bob stories... they are stories of God's hand at work through a willing servant.

shalom

curious servant said...

I think that is a good idea. Bob was really someone special.

I will go ahead and finish working on the current post I had in mind, but I will shelve it for a later post.

I think I will share a little bit about Bob in the next post.

I hope to have it done very shortly.

thequeen said...

The Lord has called him home. This is not a sadness for Bob. This is Joy. He has graduated from this school called life. Celebrate his life, show him how much you loved him and respected him. Be glad for him that he is with the lord whom he loved so much.
I know the loss of a loved one is hard. I have experienced it too just as everyone has. It is only for those us left behind. If we realize the Joy our loved one is feeling it helps greatly to ease that pain. He loves you. He will be around to visit. Pay attention.

Paula said...

Sorry for Bob's friends and family's loss. They are in my thoughts and prayers. Happy to hear Bob is finally home. No more pain, no more sorrow for him. You are such a special man of God. Keep doing this great work He has begun in you.

Dear Lord,

I lift up those who loved Bob. Touch them and give them your peace. Let his work continue long after his home going. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

Seeker said...

Home!

Jessica said...

My name is Jessica, Bob Cryder was my uncle. I searched blogs and found this one. I can't tell you how good reading everyones comments made me feel. I loved my uncle so much. His love for God and his love of life could be seen on his face. He was loved by so many. If he could read all the comments that have been made, I know he would be touched. Thank you so much for making me feel good in this time of sadness.

Christopher said...

prayers to Bob and his family and church. I've been away from the blogs for awhile. I've recently read "Tracks of a fellow struggler," John Claypool . . . this may prove comforting for those dealing with such delimas and struggles. dancewithgod

Pia said...

i don't know what to say. i feel so sad. i will continue to pray for bob's family. may God give them peace. i know He will.

Kitty Cheng said...

May God's peace and love embrace Bob's family.

oopseedaisee said...

Texas Ocean Lover sent me by to give you my sympathies on the loss of your dear friend Bob. He sounds like a fantastick human being. May you find comfort in the fact that Bob is with his Heavenly Father.
Susan

David said...

CS I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. He sounded like a special man and you were lucky to have known him. May you and his family find comfort in the knowledge that he is in GOD's kingdom and not feeling any pain.

see-through faith said...

home :)

and he heard "well done good and faithful servant"

my love to you and his family. This isn't easy for you - but for Bob - it's the greatest miracle of all -He's home :)

Kitty Cheng said...

Your love to Bob is so moving CS. I admire you very much! May our Lord comfort you in this time of grief and the loss of your dear friend.

Bob is in God's hands and glory now =)

Hope said...

I am sorry for your loss. I prayed for angels to surround everyone involved, especially Bob's family.

Barbara Parton said...

My heart goes out to all who have ever been touched by Bob. He was a big part of my life in the late 70's @ Yucaipa 1st Baptist, CA. His touch continues on in my life as I'm sure it will in yours. God Bless You All. See you in Heaven Bob. Barb Parton (Davis)

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