A Special Request for Prayer for My Family


daily text logoSeptember 11, 2014

Acts 17:5-9 (in context)

But other Jews were jealous; so they rounded up some bad characters from the marketplace, formed a mob and started a riot in the city. They rushed to Jason’s house in search of Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the crowd. But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some other believers before the city officials, shouting: “These men who have caused trouble all over the world have now come here, and Jason has welcomed them into his house. They are all defying Caesar’s decrees, saying that there is another king, one called Jesus.” When they heard this, the crowd and the city officials were thrown into turmoil. Then they made Jason and the others post bond and let them go.



Please pray for our family.

My wife, Tiffani, fell down a short flight of steps yesterday and broke her neck. It was a miracle that she suffered no spinal cord damage. Still, she must have surgery on Friday of this week (tomorrow) to repair the fracture.

We have faith and yet fears in this. David, Mary Kathryn, Lily, Sam and I will treasure being held by you in prayer for complete healing for Tiffani through the next days.

With Love and gratitude,
JD and Family


J.D. Walt writes daily for Seedbed’s Daily Text. He serves as Seedbed’s Sower in Chief. Follow him @jdwalt on Twitter or email him at jd.walt@seedbed.com.

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  1. Praying for you and your family.. Thank you Lord , you call us to draw near to You with our prayers for healing and health for each other ..especially now for Tiffany’s body to recover , and her spirit be wholly in the joy of the Lord , for her mind and our hearts to be in perfect peace , as we think on YOU . Help us to trust you and expect healing miracles in all our lives., because we are knitted together in your Healing and Love .. asking all this in the Power of Jesus’ Name.Amen

  2. Praying for complete healing and quick recovery and that God give you and the kids his strength and peace. Will pray for Tiffani to not have fear and complete trust in God. Much Love.

  3. Praise God for his protection, prayers for patience, healing, the doctors and nurses, and of course your family as you minister to one another

  4. JD,
    Please tell Tiffani her old pal, Amanda, and all of our Ruple family, is praying for her…and for you all!
    I will be waiting with great anticipation to hear about God’s mighty work in her health! Praying for the surgeons and the hospital staff… and, that your local body of believers will lift you up and bless you during this time. Wish I was closer and could help more, but will pray from here!
    Big hugs and lots of love from Tampa,
    Amanda Ruple Bowers

  5. JD – Barbin and I are honored to stand in the gap and join you in prayer. We are praying for complete healing, peace, and confident faith in the strong and mighty name of Jesus.
    Lord, thank you in advance for your healing touch!

  6. In Jesus’ Name, I pray that the bones in Tiffani’s neck are knit together, restored, and perfectly healed. Thank you, Lord. And we thank you that her spinal cord is intact. In Your precious Name, Amen

  7. You guys are always in our hearts, but especially today. Very thankful no spinal I jury – Thank you, Jesus. Asking and trusting for complete healing. Please post updates as you can. We love you all.

  8. JD, Tiff and family, please be assured of our continued prayers. We serve a mighty God who will work with the surgeons tomorrow and begin a work of restoration in Tiff’s body.

  9. John David, so sorry to hear about Tiffany’s accident. I am praying that the Great Physician will be in the hospital room tomorrow and His healing hand will be doing all the work!!!! He is faithful!!!! Take Care! God is with you and your family!!!!

  10. Oh my word. We are praying for you guys even from the other side of the world. Complete healing and the nearness of The Lord in the midst of it all. Love you guys-

  11. John David

    I just read your post about Tiffany! You are all on our hearts and prayers! Praying for complete healing and the Peace that surpasses understanding to guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus our Lord! Love you guys!!!

  12. I will pray now and will continue to lift Tiffani and the whole family in prayer. Our God is a great God and will hold all of you in his arms. Am also praying for her medical team to be precise and her recovery to be uneventful. Love to all of you!

  13. Oh, my goodness….Steve and I will be praying for you and your precious family, and for complete and total healing for Tiffany
    ….thank you, Jesus, that she has no spinal cord damage.

  14. Our family is praying for your family…May the healing spirit of Christ our Lord be with your family at this time of need….

  15. I am so very sorry for Tiffany & your family!! She & all of you will be in my thoughts & prayers!! God will provide healing & peace for All of you!! May our Lord be with you now to comfort all of you!!

  16. Thank you Lord for protecting Tiffani from other injuries during this fall and asking for complete healing that you can provide as our great physician… Be with her family Lord as they minister to her and to those who will also minister to them that your love & comfort will be felt during the challenging days ahead. We look forward to looking back on this and seeing your hand at work.. In Jesus name.. Amen
    JD-Malcolm & I will be lifting you all up 🙂

  17. Oh, JUDY and Tiffamy, I am so relieved that the injury was not as severe as it could have been. Whenever I see your posts on Seedbed, I think of Tiffany and miss her and wish the best for her and your family. I didn’t even get to say goodbye when you moved. I will be praying for full recovery and restoration of all movement and hope to see you all again. Blessings as she recovers! Marcy

  18. JD: You and Tiffani are in our thoughts and prayers. Thankful her injuries weren’t worse, praying for the doctors to use the utmost of wisdom, care and skill as they treat her, and trusting God for a full and speedy recovery. Steve & Corine Elliott.

  19. jd— I’m way older that you but you may remember me as your across the street neighbor in Dumas. Johnny and Kim are my younger sibs. Wishing you and your family all the best for an easy surgery , good outcome, and speedy recovery!

  20. Oh, JD- I just read this update. My heart goes out to your family and all you’ve gone though in the last few days. I am so thankful to hear that the surgery went well. We will continue to keep Tiffani and her healing in our prayers. Much love from the Puryear family.