Psalm 34:4

Prayers Needed

This week’s life lesson will be a little different than usual. I have a very special request for you. My wife, Ruth Hill, has developed uterine and breast cancer. On Monday, June 10th, she will have her first surgery, a radical hysterectomy followed by breast surgery, 2 weeks later.

At first glance, what has happened and all we face is overwhelming, yet we have seen God work time and time again through His might grace.

This experience is very challenging. But we are confident Ruth Hill is in God’s hands and He has a special future for her. Please pray God will heal her and help us through this crisis! I would love to hear any words or thoughts you have for us! Your prayers will make all the difference in the world.

“I sought the LORD, and he answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4

Your Friend,

45 thoughts on “Prayers Needed

  1. We are very sorry to hear this. Just thank God for how MANY supporters of your ministry that you have who will all be praying for her and all of you. God will hear them all and answer them according to His will. Rest In Peace with that knowledge. God bless you all.

  2. Even though these are very scary diagnoses, you continue to encourage all of us with your positive attitude and placing everything in God’s hands. Thank you for all you share of your very personal life circumstances, it makes me feel like you truly understand what people are going through. I will be praying for your wife for God’s will and also for you all as you support and care for her through all of this. Please continue to update us on her progress.
    In my prayers,
    Carherine Pavon

  3. Dear Dawson,

    Praying that you and your family find comfort and peace during this trial. I am going through a health trial with my husband as well. Sharing the verse I say out loud every morning.
    I rejoice and exult in hope! I am steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; constant in prayer.
    Romans 12:12

    I’m hoping that verse will comfort you. I am feeling almost silly for sharing it as I compare who I am to who you are.

    I am sorry life has dealt you another sorrowful trial.

    Thank you for your faithfulness and also for all you and your wife do as you serve our Lord. 🙏

  4. Dawson you and your family have risen above so many challenges always finding God even more faithful and powerful than the last challenge, like David. This Goliath “cancer” that has presented itself to defy the power of the living God is no match for the army of the Lord who is standing with you to defeat this defeated foe. “By the stripes of Jesus we WERE healed!”
    In His lavish LOVE,
    Candi Wood

  5. I enjoy reading about Fulton and how you and him have grown. This is news no one ever wants to get. I lost my mother and many family members and friends to cancer, what a terrible disease. Our hope and faith is in God and His healing power through Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus will show His grace mercy peace love and strength through Ruth’s journey. My mother used to tell me “para mi el vivir es Cristo y el morir es ganancia”, translated to “for me to live is Christ and to die would be a gain” my mother knew where her eternity was, in Jesus, and the terrible pain cancer and the treatments gave her never stopped her from singing praises to God! I pray that God covers Ruth with His soothing love and that the terrible days that come are shortened and the pain and suffering is limited in Jesus name. Also that if God’s will is for Ruth to experience this terrible hurt that it serves as testimony to others, and in due time Ruth will he completely healed as testament to God’s healing power, in Jesus name.

  6. This passage comes to mind to pray over your dear sweet wife.

    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10.

    God is….is with Ruth Hill, …is her God. And God will ……will strengthen her, will help her, will uphold her. And His will is perfect, perfect even when we don’t understand. Praying He’ll be glorified in your difficult new chapter.

  7. I will be praying for healing for your wife. However, I want you to read every healing scripture and you and your wife quote those scriptures. Place, your hand on your wife’s body and say with BOLDNESS all healing scriptures. God, is moved by our faith. He has given us power and authority to call things as we want them to be. Dawson, you and your wife must choose to believe!!! Again, God is moved by our faith. Also, Mercy precedes healing. Constantly, with assurance ask the Lord to have Mercy. Be, strong in the Lord, fight with God’s power and authority.

  8. Dear Dawson,
    So sorry to hear this shocking news. We will pray and believe for God’s mighty healing, and comfort and peace for her and you and the rest of the family. Love you all!

  9. Hello my Friend Dawson,
    In God’s mercy He has thus far kept me from hearing those words added to my list of health concerns. My strength is in Him and I go to Isaiah 43: 2 “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee, and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”
    He is always present and when we come out on the other side of the river the King of Glory is every bit as wet as I am. I will pray for Ruth Hill and for all of you. He is faithful!

  10. Dawson…I met you and Ruth in Minneapolis years ago during the Halloween blizzard of 91. Since then I have had 2 wives pass into glory from cancer. My prayer for you specifically is that the Lord grant you the grace to listen, and to listen again. Ruth needs your strength and wisdom, but above all she needs your presence and listening ear as she seeks to process this as a woman. I have loved you as a brother in Christ for years. May His comfort and peace fill you both in this difficult journey. Proverbs 17:17
    Doug Foreman

  11. Dawson – I’m so so sorry to hear this news. You have been so incredibly strong with all that your son has gone through, and now this. I’m sure even you can feel overwhelmed at times. I will be praying for you and your wife, for His peace that transcends all understanding (Phil. 4:6-8), and His strength (Isaiah 43:2-3;5) to be felt by you and your wife as you work through this.

  12. Wow! We’ll be praying for Ruth Hill!! ML has gone through three surgeries from cancer (two breast and one melanoma). Praying and agreeing with y’all and so many others, for God to heal Ruth Hill of this cancer. Praying specially Ps. 46:1!! Love y’all

  13. Dear Dawson, I am so very sorry that Ruth Hill and your family has to go through this. Praying for her quick and complete recovery and for all of you as she goes through all this and y’all go through it with her. I know that God will be near.

  14. I am sorry. I come in agreement that your wife would be completely healed in Jesus name.what satan has stolen, God will restore you 7 fold.

  15. Dear Daws and Ruth Hill, We heard of these medical needs that are very significant and been praying for each of you as you walk this new path of trusting Jesus Again for His grace, mercy and healing. Will keep on praying.

    Steve Miller

  16. Dawson,
    I am so SO sorry to hear this latest news! My heart and my prayers go out to you, your wife, and ALL of your family as you all walk this path together. May you know God’s peace, strength, and healing grace through the weeks and months ahead.

  17. I am so sorry to hear that. I’m a survivor of uterin cancer. Fortunately mine was contained w my hysterectomy. Please. No stress. No sugar. Please look for Christian doctors. It’s all about your diet. Garlic. Ginger kale spinach Maybe someone can help take care of granddaughter. God bless all of you. You’re in our prayers DAILY. Bonnie

  18. Dawson, So sorry to hear of Ruth’s problems. We will be praying for a full recovery for her. God bless. Blessing, Tom and Jeanie Kinsman

  19. Hi Dawson, I am so very sorry to hear about your wife’s news I lost my own mother to cancer and I along with so many other breast cancer survivors will be keeping your wife and the rest of your whole family in my thoughts and prayers through this very difficult timez

  20. Dawson, I was diagnosed with an inoperable stage 4 Nasopharyngeal carcinoma tumor last year. During my treatments, which have the cancer in remission now, Romans 15:13 was one of my favorite: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” I pray the Lord’s healing touch upon Ruth Hill, I pray the medical and surgical teams will have banner days when operating, may her healing be quick and complete. Be strong in the Lord. God Bless,

  21. I am so sorry to hear of this news! I will keep you all in my prayers and I am sorry she has to go through all of that, but she’s not alone. One of my sister’s is dealing with some cancer stuff and is also going trough treatment stuff right now for it. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers and I pray the surgery goes smoothly and just in general. Stay strong and remember God is always with you! <3 And you have a lot of people out here rooting for her recovery!

  22. Oh Dawson, my heart hurts for your family. Here are some verses to encourage you and Ruth Hill.

    Psalm 120:1 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.

    Psalm 121: 1-2 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
    My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

    Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

    Isaiah 41:10 (ESV) fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Thank you for asking for prayer. It is an honor and privilege to pray for your family.

  23. Lord, your healing touch is needed over this dear family. Please comfort and may your presence surround them.

  24. May the Lord’s healing touch be upon Ruth, and may He bless her and you with comfort, peace, and strength!

  25. We will be praying for Ruth Hill, you, your two sons, and all your family. Moms are “God’s mortar between the individual bricks that keeps homes intact and from crumbling.” Please know of our love and prayers for all of you and that she will be fully recovered from this dreaded disease.

    Your Brother & Friend,
    David Spriggs

  26. Dear Dawson and Ruth, I am asking God for His intervention. If a miracle is not His plan, I ask for His hand to guide the surgeons’ hands, and that complete healing will result. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.

  27. Dawson,
    Lisa and I are both praying for Ruth Hill and you!!! God Bless!!!

    P.S. My ever faithful MacBook Pro has some connection issue. I’ve spent almost 2 hours just trying to get you and Ruth Hill a simple message. You are both LOVED and we ARE PRAYING for you both and medical team!!!! Again God Bless!! KEEP HOPE ALIVE!!!!!!!

  28. O Lord God of heaven and earth I want to pray for healing for Ruth….God we ask for watchcare for all the medical people who will be taking care of her over the next couple of weeks. For the family we pray their faith will grow through this. Thank you Lord we love you and give you praise. Amen.

  29. Dawson, I am so sorry to hear this about Ruth Hill. I had Fulton in my Sunday school class in kindergarten. I have been following your posts about Fulton for a long time, as we don’t live in Tennessee any longer.I will be praying for Ruth Hill and add her to my Sunday school class prayer requests. Keeping you all in my prayers.

  30. Our prayers continue for you Dawson, and Fulton, and now specifically for Ruth. May God calm your heart and give you comfort and peace as only He can give.

  31. Thinking of you. I go to Costco in the cold produce area and buy the bag of peeled garlic I cook in oven at 250 degrees for an hour or more. That way you keep the nutrients. Praying

  32. Dear Dawson, I know this is staggering news and I am in prayer for Ruth Hill and you and your family. When I began praying I told God I had no words for this cancer striking your wife after what you all have been through. I asked for words, and I received this: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” No, we dont get it, but God is faithful – this I do know. Prayers with Ruth Hill tomorrow for her surgery.

  33. Dawson a

    Dawson and Ruth Hill,
    I want you to know that God is the Great Physician and He is with you. I know these surgeries are scary to go through, but I have been through them both, and there can be life after cancer. My prayer is that Ruth Hill will not only survive this trial, but that she will thrive. Take care, Muriel Gustavson

    Dawson and
    I want you to know that God is the Great Physician and He is with you. I know these surgeries are scary to go through, but I have gone through them both, and there can be life after cancer. My prayer is that Ruth Hill wills

  34. Sending prayers for complete healing for Ruth and comfort and the peace that passes understanding for both of you.

  35. NOTHING is too big for God and I believe the greatest promise that we have from Him is that He will be WITH us wherever we go or whatever we go through.

  36. Dawson,

    I empathize with you. You are not alone. I am praying with you for healing for Ruth, and comfort and peace for you and Fulton.

    May our healing Lord stick close to you,

    Jim Nypen

  37. Dawson,
    Randall and I will be praying for you and Ruth through this challenging time…..We are praying for wisdom for her doctors and for you guys as you make decisions regarding her care and recovery. We love you and we send warm hugs and prayers your way!

  38. I will pray. Ps 5:3 is a favorite…in the morning oh Lord you will hear my voice; in the morning I will order my prayers to you and then I will watch. So grateful He is faithful. Thank you for the courage you have lived out before us, Dawson and Ruth, facing life’s struggles.

  39. Dawson, you have been our prayers since our phone conversation. Ruth Hill is now in the recovery stage of part one and I trust God is giving all of you His peace. We serve a mighty God and He wants His children to be confident through all situations. He will see you through. Please tell Fulton hello and give our love to Addison and Ruth Hill, as well.

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