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Dave Parker

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I am not sure why as I thought I followed all the rules but my prayer request for my father was erased, without warning.  That is the first time that has happened since I joined in 2009.  My father remains in ICU, he has good days and bad ones and my family and I would like those that will to continue to pray for him and our family.  Thank you in advance. 

My father David M. Parker Sr, is a fighter, having survived the Korean war, multiple tours in Vietnam, a house fire, getting struck by lightning, car wrecks, multiple illnesses and the dramas associated with daily life. I first put him on a prayer chain on IFI on 21 February, 2011. As of this morning, he is still with us and fighting hard. My father is currently in the hospital suffering from COPD, congestive heart failure, a blood infection and kidney trouble. His quality of life is poor, just standing and sitting drains his strength, he gets tired, aggravated and combative but fights through it. I am asking for everyone to pray for him. I don’t want to push my belief on anyone but I would consider it a personal favor if you would find it in your heart to pray. The family and I put him on prayer chains several times and have seen him miraculously bounce back from death’s door many times. Believers already understand the power of prayer and can use any prayer they choose, or the one provided, others just read the prayer below. It can not hurt and just might help. Thank you. Dear God, I ask you to turn David Parker’s weakness into strength, suffering into compassion, sorrow into joy, and pain into comfort for others. May your servant trust in your goodness and hope in your faithfulness, even in the middle of this suffering. Let him be filled with patience and joy in your presence as he waits for your healing touch. Please restore your servant to full health, dear God. Remove all fear and doubt from his heart by the power of God, and may you, God, be glorified through his life. As you heal and renew your servant, God, may he bless and praise you. All of this I pray in the name of God. Amen . 


Quick update, a day after they called for a rapid response team, he was sitting up eating a fish sandwich from a nearby dinner. It is looking good. Thanks for all the kindness and please continue to pray.



A soft wear issue took this off line for a couple of days.

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Quick update and my thanks for all the support, wishes, prayers and Glenn's help.  Although not exactly well or even better, they have released dad straight from the ICU and he came home today.  There is no telling how much longer he has but he is where he wants to be.  His Doctor told me that "over the last 15 years that man has amazed me over and over again, I have lost a lot of patients in better shape, that man is strong, very, very strong".  I have to agree.  

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