Tonight, I am simply asking for your prayers for my cousin, Charles “Sonny” Cox. He has been battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma and the chemotherapy has been hard for him. This afternoon, we got a call telling us that he has been admitted to the ICU with a probable heart attack. He is in a medically-induced coma.
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I have to tell you that Sonny is the most generous man — honest, caring, loving, and fun. He’s called “Sonny” because his father was Charles Cecil Cox, Sr. Even though his father has been dead many years, we’ve always called him “Sonny.” Sonny and my Daddy are first cousins, but are closer than brothers. (That makes me his first cousin once-removed — don’t ask. I barely understand that distinction myself, but I’m told that it’s correct.) He and his wife, Linda, live in Dover, Florida. He has three adult sons: John, Rob, and Lonnie. Please lift them up to the Lord. I want you to pray these verses from Psalm 91 for him and his family.
Those who go to God Most High for safety will be protected by the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust you.” God will save you from hidden traps and from deadly diseases. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you can hide. His truth will be your shield and protection. You will not fear any danger by night or an arrow during the day. You will not be afraid of diseases that come in the dark or sickness that strikes at noon. At your side one thousand people may die or even ten thousand right beside you, but you will not be hurt. Psalm 91:1-8 (NCV)
I never ask people to re-blog anything I write because I figure if it moves you, you will. Tonight, I’m asking you to re-blog this to your readers. I want to get as many people praying for Sonny as possible. The song that moved me this afternoon while I prayed for Sonny was “What If His People Prayed” by Casting Crowns. I believe that prayer changes things.
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Won’t you help me prove it?
“What If His People Prayed?” (Casting Crowns)