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Billy Graham's Daughter Asks for 'Urgent Prayer': 'We're in the Fight of Our Lives'

Anne Graham Lotz worried for husband Dan's life due to illness.

Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of Billy Graham, is requesting prayer for her husband Dan who is facing an MRSA staph infection–"the very worst and most contagious kind."

"We're in the fight of our lives," she writes. "Please pray that he can overcome the infection. And if not, that God will take him quickly and painlessly."

The full text of the prayer request currently circulating is at bottom.

CT interviewed Anne Graham Lotz regarding her husband's health (among other topics) in 2009. CT has profiled her as a "reverent maverick" and reported her five-city revival. CT also noted her statement on the death of her mother, Ruth Bell Graham, in 2007.

Full text of the prayer request:

Please Pray for Danny Lotz

Billy Graham's daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, has been a good friend to the Christian Writers Guild, having spoken twice at our annual conference and being a real encouragement to me personally.

Her husband has suffered from Type 1 diabetes for years. Today she says:

We're in the fight of our lives.

Dan has a MRSA staph–the very worst and most contagious kind. They just did an ultrasound of his arm, and his stent is leaking. They will have to repeat surgery they did last Thursday. None of this is good. And our entire family–especially me–is now at risk.

He is on isolation, so no visitors to perk him up. The head of nutrition for the hospital just came in, put on her gown and gloves, then held his hand and prayed a very powerful prayer for his healing! The little nursing assistant who bathed him and pricked his finger for his blood sugar came in, put on her gown and gloves, then held his hand while I read this morning's Daily Light–which, as usual, is exactly God's Word to us. So God is here. But we need urgent prayer.

Please pray:

that he can overcome the infection. And if not, that God will take him quickly and painlessly.

that God will comfort his heart and give him peace. He is afraid.

that God's presence will fill this room for all who enter.

that no one, including me, will get this infection.

This poem was one Mother (Ruth Bell Graham) wrote in the flyleaf of my Bible when I was a girl. Amazing how the words have come back to my mind:

Trusting Him when dark doubts assail us

Trusting Him when our strength is small

Trusting Him when to simply trust Him

is the hardest thing of all.

Trust Him then through tears or sunshine

All our cares upon Him cast.

Till the storms of life are over

And the trusting days are past.

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Posted:December 13, 2012 at 5:23PM
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