Prayer Requests

I believe that God is a great and loving God. I believe that He has the power to heal. I believe in prayer.

If you want to pray for us, we'd so appreciate and love that.

These are our specific prayer requests currently (as of 9/10/14):
  • That God will continue to give us strength, peace and comfort on this journey
  • That I will not develop any metastasis or recurrence, and that after everything (surgery, chemo, radiation) the cancer will be gone and will never return
Praises (answered prayers):
  • That we had wisdom in quickly picking a medical team and starting treatment (3/8/13)
  • That my first chemo treatment and after effects were tolerable (3/17/13) 
  • My 28-week prenatal ultrasound showed no placenta issues or growth issues (3/22/13)
  • That this cold I had did not get worse or impact my chemo treatment (3/27/13).  
  • That my platelet and other blood counts were high enough enough for chemo on 4/10/13 
  • Last AC chemo was completed on time (4/24/13) 
  • I tolerated all four rounds of AC chemo with minimal side effects (4/26/13)
  • Growth ultrasound at 34 weeks showed a healthy and growing baby (4/26/13) 
  • That our baby girl will keep growing until full term and not be growth restricted (5/24/13) 
  • I had an easy delivery and no c-section (5/30/13)
  • Our baby girl was born healthy!!! (5/30/13) 
  • God guided my decision about what surgery to do and my surgical team is in place (6/20/13)
  • That I had minimal chemo side-effects for my 30th Birthday (7/6/13)
  • That I tolerated Taxol chemo with minimal side effects (7/19/13)
  • That I didn't get any secondary illnesses from the chemo (7/22/13)
  • That Elise's UTI/kidney issue resolved (8/1/13)
  • That I will have a complication-free surgery (8/6/13)
  • That my surgeon will only have to remove a small amount of lymph nodes (8/6/13)
  • That the pathology report after my mastectomy will show no live cancer cells i.e. pathological complete response (8/8/13)
  • That I will have a good recovery from surgery  (8/28/13)
  • I tolerated radiation with minimal burning (11/13/13) 
  • That radiation did not cause complications for my reconstruction (1/16/14)
  • That I will not develop lymphedema from the lymph node removal or radiation (1/16/14)
  • That I will have a compilation-free surgery/recovery for the final reconstruction (5/15/14

Inspirational verses (feel free to add yours in the comments):

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." - Hebrews 11:1

"The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace." - Psalm 29:11

"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." - Deuteronomy 31:8

"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." - John 14:27

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." - Psalm 91:3-4

"I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." -Isaiah 46:4


  1. "Call on Me when you are in trouble and I will rescue you." - Psalms 91:15

  2. "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:12-13

  3. "I look up to the mountains—
    does my help come from there?
    My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth!

    He will not let you stumble;
    the one who watches over you will not slumber.
    Indeed, he who watches over Israel
    never slumbers or sleeps.

    The Lord himself watches over you!
    The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
    The sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon at night.

    The Lord keeps you from all harm
    and watches over your life.
    The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,
    both now and forever."
    Psalm 121

  4. Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
    Lamentations 3:22-23

    (You might know this as a song from the ESV translation to sing to yourself...The steadfast love of The Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning [new every morning]; great is Thy faithfulness [oh, Lord! Great is Thy faithfulness])

  5. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:6-7

  6. Kirsten, I don't know you, but you're friends with my sister Marissa Luning. I was very encouraged by your walk and this blog. I keep thinking about my second pregnancy. When I delivered, the midwives were astonished and impressed by the abnormal strength of my placenta. It was so thick and strong that they asked to take pictures! While I was pregnant, someone had prayed that there would be extra protection surrounding my baby (because I was having some health issues). I just want to pray, that your baby would have that extra protection surrounding it, too. The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophesy and so I am believing that He will do it again. He will complete the good work He has started. Lots of love!!!

  7. Hi Kristen - I don't know you but your dad was my thesis advisor at SDSU a few years ago. He shared your news and your blog link with me and I just wanted you to know I will be praying for you. I am due June 7th with our first so not far off from you... but I just can't fathom having a cancer diagnosis right now. I will be praying for you for a full recovery and a healthy baby. Stay strong and be encouraged that there is nothing our God cannot do!

  8. Hi. I do not know you and I literally just stumbled upon your blog from Pinterest but the moment I read what was going on, I got down on my knees in the middle of my office and asked out sweet Lord to heal you and asked him to give you a long, happy, healthy life with your sweet, growing family.

    I am so very sorry that you are going through this right now. We are all rootin' for you and thank you for your courage and positivity during this time!!

  9. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you, not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

    "Don't be afraid, just believe." Mark 5:36

  10. Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord : He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. (Psalms 91:1-4 NLT)

  11. i cant express my joy and gratitude for what almighty lord had done for me through His servant Pastor Audric did for me, i had been married for 2 years now and been having marriage crisis as a result of not been able to give birth , there came a time when i badly needed a baby to save my marriage, i went to all the medical doctors here, they all said nothing is wrong with me and my husband, i used to cry for my marriage was breaking apart. so my friend invited me to their church program and about her pastor, Pastor Audric, about stories how the lord had been using His servant to bless families and help people who seek miracle in their lives. which i could not attend due the program fell on my work hours. so she gave me his contact and i explained my situation to him, he prayed with me and send me a spiritual content which i use with prayers. three weeks later after the prayer session was held, i got what was impossible by men, the lord bless me with a baby boy, pastor Audric you are a life saver. my lovely baby picture
    i have a settled family. this he his email contact. and facebook profile