Prayer Request

Posted: January 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

This will be short and to the point.  We are asking for specific prayer for us for Wednesday afternoon, January 18th, as I have my first appointment at the ALS Clinic in Detroit, MI.  It will be at the Henry Ford Hospital and you can read more about it here.

We will be meeting Dr. Daniel Newman, a neurologist who deals only with ALS patients, and the rest of the staff there.  Dena has already spoken on the phone with his assistant, Stephanie, whom was very helpful.

At this point, we have had just over 6 weeks to digest the news that I have this disease.  Now as we look forward to our “new normal” we have more questions than answers.  There are many areas for which we need wisdom and are desperate for direction in!

Thank you for your continued support and love.

James 1:15 “If any man lacks wisdom, let him ask of God who gives generously to all.”

  1. Pat Depue says:

    We are praying.

  2. Darlene Krucker says:

    Praying Praying Praying!!!

  3. Darlene Krucker says:


  4. Kathi Sherrill says:

    Our family is continuing to pray for your family. Now we also have specifics.

  5. Tony S says:

    Will pray for you. Tony

  6. janet says:

    Lots of praying being done on your behalf. Love you!!!!

    • Phyllis says:

      We are continuing to pray for you. I pray the ALS meeting will be very informative for you and the doctor will have the wisdom he needs to help answer your many questions. May God continue to lead and guide you.

  7. Cheryl Bringazi says:

    Terry and I are praying constantly for you. We have also asked our Life Group to lift you up in prayer.

  8. Earl and Becky Short says:

    We are praying for you all… the ALS clinic sounds alot like the MDA clinic that we use here in Des Moines… The MDA clinic has been wonderful… and are as close as our telephone when we have questions!

    Hope that you find answers for your questions and concerns… warm smiles and prayers…

  9. Jaycene Baker says:


    I am Jacki’s sister Jaycene, and just want you to know that you have been, and will continue to be in our prayers.

  10. Amy Hudson says:


  11. Paul Burns says:

    Patrick and Dena, we will be praying.

  12. Janet Rice says:

    Our family has been and will continue to pray for you and your family. Will be praying for this appointment this Wednesday as well.

  13. Mary Beth Hall says:

    Praying right now!

  14. Glenda Alley says:

    Patrick, I will be praying for you. Pray for you anyway, but will pray specifically about this appointment.

  15. Rick and Jen Peace says:

    Praying for you all during this time.

  16. Linda Herhuth says:

    We have been praying for you and will specifically pray for this! We love you!

  17. Russ Arbuckle says:

    We are praying not only for Jan. 18th., but everyday for you and your family

  18. Sharon Nelson says:

    We will continue to pray for you and your family. We know that God goes ahead of us, and like
    the children of Israel following the cloud, and pillar of fire, we watch and wait and listen long.
    He is already bringing the people you need and help is on the way..
    We will stand by the stuff and ask large and bow low and expect Him.

    Much love,

    Sharon Nelson

  19. Jo Ann Gasparotto says:

    Good morning Patrick and Dena,
    I will continue to pray for your family and that the Lord directs your steps and makes each step of this journey clearer in His timing. Much love to all of you ~ Jo mama 😉

  20. Mel Stull, Jr. says:

    Patrick and Dena,

    Your entire family was prayed for this morning on my drive into work! We will pray for continue direction and strength!

    I love your statement “the new normal”! Lorri and I have a real good understanding of the new normal.

    We are praying for you and your precious family earnestly. Always keep His Word close to your heart. That is where the normal is located!!!

    Love Ya Bro,

  21. Lori Wright says:

    We are lifting your whole family up in prayer every day. Praying for much wisdom for you and Dena and for the doctors.

  22. Kevin/Joni Sayers says:

    May God continue to be your Rock! Praying that tomorrow’s meeting is informative and comforting. I know that you want Christ to be glorified, in all that is said & done. You have already shown so many, what it means to TRUST!!!! Love you lots, & praying lots for you & the family! God bless you.

  23. We’re praying that this will be a good session and you will receive some understanding of what is going on, what to expect,etc. May the peace of Jesus Christ fill your heart as you go through all of this. God bless.

  24. Mike Risheill says:

    Praying for you and your entire family.

  25. Carl & Lori says:

    Patrick and Dena,

    We will be praying!

  26. Bee Haubner says:

    Paul and I will be praying for you especially on the 18th.
    We are also praying for Dena and your children.
    Nothing is impossible with our Lord. God Bless You,
    Paul & Bee Haubner

  27. Karen Stone says:

    Roger and I have been praying ever since we heard about you having ALS, and shall continue to do so; hope you get some good advice to help you in the future.

  28. Jeff Heyob says:

    Just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you here in Northern Kentucky, specifically at Calvary Christian School. I work with the youth at CBC and have heard many wonderful stories about you and your family.

  29. Jerry and Kellie Benge says:

    Patrick, Dena, Paige and Parker,
    We are privileged to pray for you, and we will especially tomorrow. Our missionaries here in Ukraine are praying for you, too. Something to encourage you and to meditate on: “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither anges nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below–indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 NLT We love you, too!

    Jerry and Kellie

  30. Pamela E. Bennett says:

    Our prayers are with you.

  31. Maria Gloria Perez says:

    May God’s peace which passes all understanding fill your hearts,mind, & soul during this time. We do serve an awesome God whose mercies are brand new each & every day that He blesses us with life & they endure forever!! May He continue to give you that peace as only He can! You have alot of prayer warriors lifting you all up in continued prayer and there is definitely power in prayer! May our Lord be with you this Wednesday and each & every day as He directs your path. To God be all the Honor and all the Glory forever for great things He has done!! In Christ Love with my prayers–gloria perez

  32. Dianne Schick says:

    Patrick, Dena & Kids,

    I will be praying for you and for the wisdom you seek. I know the Lord is guiding you and that He will lead you to the answers you seek. Please let me know if there is anyway that I can help.

    ~Dianne S.

  33. Lisa Kotal says:


    I pray you and your family daily. We will pray for tomorrow’s meeting.

    We love you guys.

    Allen & Lisa

  34. Joyce and Tony says:

    The Griffins are praying!!!!

  35. Deennis and Carrie Ginnard says:

    We stand beside you and your family, Patrick, in love, in spirit, in prayer.

  36. Dennis and Carrie Ginnard says:

    To our great and merciful God be the glory in all things!

  37. Dennis and Carrie Ginnard says:


    May we share this with you?

    “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall |anyone| pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:27-28).

    We kept you in prayer all day yesterday and will continue to do so.

    With you in His love, always.

  38. Jeremy says:


    Me and Carlie prayed for you and the family on Wednesday. We are excited to be engaged. Hope you got the picture before Oasis let out Sunday night! Glad we got to catch up on Sunday. Carlie and I took the chance on sunday as well to get away and pray. Thanks! keeping you all in our prayers.


  39. Amy Whipple says:

    Hi Patrick.. I left you a message the other day. Imagine you’re quite overwhelmed right now. When/if you would like to talk or meet, I am close and flexible. If you want to do a little reading on your own, please feel free to visit our website at You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. To connect the dots…I’m a friend of Bobbie & Mike Agnello. My aunt also had ALS.

    Your friend in the fight, Amy Whipple Midwest Regional Director, ALS Therapy Development Institute 586-254-1560 or

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