Urgent Siesta Prayer Request

My Dear Ladies,

It has been *so* long since I have written on this blog. WOW. Things have been so busy at work and around the Fitzpatrick house but today I got some news that compelled me to get on the blog immediately. Joanne Heim, a dear siesta, suffered a stroke this morning. She is the thirty-eight year old wife of Toben and mother of Audrey (12) and Emma (9). Some of you around here may know her as the Simple Wife. Joanne has inspired me countless times with her witty and profound comments. She is a brilliant student of Scripture, an amazingly devoted wife, and a fun and creative Mom. The last time I heard from her she told me that she was teaching her girls Greek. My heart was pierced when I heard the news a few hours ago and I have not been able to get the Heims out of my mind. Please hear me when I say that I know nothing except that Joanne has been in surgery, they located a blood clot, and she is out of surgery. I have been stalking news about her on Twitter, and apparently she is still sleeping but has been responsive by squeezing her husband’s hand.  The family will not know anything substantial until she wakes up.  I am not an authority on what is going on as I have very few details (and the ones I do have are from Twitter!), but Mom, Amanda and I do want to invite you to pray for our dear sister Joanne. If you feel inclined, please use the comments on this post as prayers for Joanne and family.  We have been told that there is a call to prayer tonight at 6:00 CST. Check Twitter (@joanneheim/#prayingforjoanne) because the last we heard, they were going to try to Skype. No matter when, no matter where, let us all join together and pray for all things concerning the Heim family.

Love to you all,



403 Responses to “Urgent Siesta Prayer Request”

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  1. 351
    Cheryl says:

    Oh, we bring JoAnne and the entire Hiem family to You, Jesus the One and Only, Healer of our Souls, Healer of our infirmities, and Saviour of our souls. We ask for life, Father God, and total restoration for your child, Joanne. We love you, Lord and thank you for your Healing touch.

  2. 352
    Janna says:

    If some of you are looking for ways to Help the Heims, please check out Joanne’s blog this morning. There are some new features that will help us continue our love and support for the Heim Family.



  3. 353
    Monika, San Juan Capistrano says:

    Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1

  4. 354
    kimberly says:

    okay ladies. not sure if anyone is reading back this far, but because i wanted to be able to follow updates on joanne i joined twitter! i would love to be able to connect with those of you who tweet! i really know nothing about twitter. you can find me @kimberlygmason! would love to chat or tweet or whatever!

  5. 355
    Dana says:

    How is Joanne? Been prayin.


  6. 356

    I consider your thoughts here and I really love your websites! I’ve added to my favourites to make sure that I really could revenue & read more ultimately.

  7. 357
    Linda says:

    Linda from Bartlesville,OK
    Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
    bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3 NIV

  8. 358
    cindy b says:

    just got on today and saw the prayer request for the Heim family. Are there any updates?

    • 358.1
      kathleen says:

      Her husband is constantly updating at her blog – thesimplewife.typepad.com – and at his twitter, @tobenheim. Too much for me to summarize here!

  9. 359

    I love the expression. Everyone needs to express there own opinion and feel free to hear others. Keep it up 🙂

  10. 360
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Atlanta
    “Come unto Me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 KJ

  11. 361
    Claire from Laconia, NH says:

    2/1 Scripture
    Psalm 71:18 (NIV) Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.

  12. 362
    Claire from Laconia, NH says:

    2/15 Scripture

    Hebrews 10:25 (NIV) Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

  13. 363
    maria says:

    please pray for my husband when he driving the car one poorman come in cycle hit against car and went away.but scratches on his car now problem for him.pls pray for him to come over this problem.if it police case it spoil our future .pls pray for us.god only help us to solve this problem.thank u ,thank u lord jesus.

  14. 364
    Robin says:

    Dear Lord
    I pray for peace and guidance in my life.I pray for great well being and faith.I pray
    to become more spiritual,I pray for my family to receive the same.I pray
    for good health, happiness and prospherity for my family and myself.
    Let your kingdom come let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven through Jesus name I pray Amen

  15. 365
    Gregory says:

    I pray and ask that you please stand in agreement with me, for Our Father GOD, to bless me with money to pay my rent, my lights, my water bill, my gas bill, money for food, my for gas for the car, money for the things that was pawn to pay bills, money for car payments. Father GOD I pray that the things that was ment for evil, be used for good. Father I also pray that you please bless me with a truck so I can do your work, Father GOD I am also praying and asking that you please bless me with at least 10 paying customers a day. In Jesus name I Pray

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