Aug 20, 2009


We have a very urgent prayer request- early this afternoon, Steve started having seizures. Long story short, he was lifeflighted and we are now back at UPMC Presby. During one of the brain scans, they found a tumor on his brain the size of a squished orange and it is bleeding. He is now heading into surgery to remove the pressure in his brain and then eventually remove the tumor.

Not able to process any of this yet and personally not even knowing what to pray. Please lift Steve up in your prayers, as well as Mary and the rest of the family. Everyone is here but Lydia.

We will try to keep you posted after the surgery.

He was fine this morning. It's unbelievable and we have no idea what tomorrow or even the next hour will bring.

Thank you, please pray



Briana Almengor said...

I know I will likely be one of the first of hundreds who comment letting you all know you're in our prayers. Got the news via K.Herman (my SIL) who passed on the prayer chain that Kathy sent to the church. Have been praying all evening and will continue to intercede on your all's behalf. Trusting that GOd has gone before you even in this and has His loving Hand upon you all.

Anonymous said...

Everyone is lifting all of you up in prayer. "Let your hearts not be trouble - neither be afraid" Steve is in God's loving hands.
With much prayer, Rene

Brandon Minich said...

Steve and your whole family is in my prayers. May God heal him and give comfort to the Murphy family.

SharonL said...

Know that God wasn't caught unaware or unprepared. Praying....

Bernadine said...

I'll be praying.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, Who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word. 2Thessalonians 2:16,17

Keeping you in all in prayer and may His Peace be yours. With Hope in Him!

TGG said...

I am praying! God is faithful. We know this through the faith we have been given in the Unseen yet All-Knowing God. And when we reach Eternity, we will see with our eyes what we perceived through the Holy Spirit beforehand.

John 13:7
Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.”

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.

~ William Cowper

The Hoffmans said...

Just read your note about Steve. We are getting word out through our church prayer mail (Covenant of Grace Church, Akron.) The young adult care group is meeting tonight. Many of them know Steve from his days of leading youth camp. We are getting word to them so that they can pray.

The Lord bless you and keep you.....

Anonymous said...

Oh Lord please give this family strength and the doctors wisdom as they try to help Steve.
I am so sad to hear of this news and will pray for all of you.
With tears-
Wendy in Maryland

All 8 of Us said...

I can't even imagine what all of you are going through right now...praying for Steve and the entire family now. Please keep posting updates so we know how to pray. Lifting you up before the throne of grace~ Praying for sustaining grace to carry you!

J H said...

We are praying...

Jonathan & Susie

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you - especially for you, Steve...

Jonathan & Susie

Anonymous said...

Praying with you and for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Oh my-Oh my--what is God's plan here. Not for us to question-but to accept--my prayers are with Steve and all of you as you go thru this trial. Please keep us posted!

Wendy, NC

John Q said...

Praying for God's mercy and grace and providence to be evident.

Anonymous said...

praying for you guys. Love you. My heart goes out to you. Please let me know if you need help with Lydia. -Lee Ann