"May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy..." (Col 1:11).
Strengthened for endurance and patience with joy. If there's anyone I know who would need a prayer for endurance and joyful patience, it's my brother. I was reading this scripture for the two of us, and he indicated that he wanted me to pray this scripture for him. Ian's situation seems harder than any of ours. He has some of the most difficult challenges facing him. It's hard to see a brother (or boyfriend or son or friend) in his situation, but it must be harder to be the one in his position.
Recently, a friend of ours strongly encouraged Ian never to give up. Lets never give up praying for his strength - physical or spiritual strength.