Surgery to place a stent in Harlan’s abdomen is scheduled for 12:30 today (Dec. 23). This is a less complicated surgery than originally planned. Pray that it relieves Harlan’s pain and opens his intestinal pathway.

Kind and Merciful Father, We praise You for leading the surgeon and medical staff to a less complicated and less invasive plan to help Harlan. We pray for Your guiding hand during the surgery and that it would have a positive outcome. Again, make Harlan keenly aware of Your presence, especially as we remember Your coming to earth to experience ALL our sorrows and to bring us eternal salvation. In the Name of Immanuel, Amen.