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Chuck Colson in critical condition after brain hemorrhage (Update @ #87)
LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/4/12 | John-Henry Westen

Posted on 04/04/2012 3:57:37 PM PDT by wagglebee

WASHINGTON, DC, April 4, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Evangelical leader and frequent life and family spokesman Chuck Colson is in critical condition in hospital after undergoing surgery this weekend. He was hospitalized Friday after enduring a brain hemorrhage while speaking in Virginia at the Wilberforce Conference.

Colson underwent surgery on Saturday morning to remove a pool of clotted blood on the surface of his brain. Colson became ill while speaking at the Wilberforce Weekend conference on Friday night.

“We believe that we serve a mighty God - the ‘Great Physician’ - and are hoping and praying for Chuck’s full recovery. When I visited him yesterday, I was encouraged to see that as we prayed, Chuck was responsive,” said Prison Fellowship Ministries CEO Jim Liske.

Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America, said in an email comment to LifeSiteNews: “We are praying that God grants him a full recovery. Chuck is the one of the most influential Christian leaders of our time; he has influenced everyone from prisoners to business leaders, thought leaders, and politicians. CWA staff is lifting him up in prayer.”

Brad Mattes of the Life Issues Institute told LifeSiteNews that Colson “has been a shining example of where a Christian needs to be on the critical life issues and other moral and faith issues.” He added, “Our prayers are certainly with Chuck and his family.”

“Colson is listed in critical condition at this point but has shown some early signs of potential for recovery,” said Michelle Farmer, Colson’s spokesperson.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bornagain; chuckcolson; colson; evangelicals; moralabsolutes; prayer; prayerrequest; prolife
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To: wagglebee

Prayers up for Mr. Colson.


51 posted on 04/04/2012 7:56:37 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: mkjessup

I’m willing to bet that most people my age don’t even know who he is or what he did back in the 60’s.


52 posted on 04/04/2012 7:58:21 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: wagglebee

Prayers for him and the family.


53 posted on 04/04/2012 8:01:27 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: wagglebee

What a shame. I hope he recovers ASAP.


54 posted on 04/04/2012 8:10:10 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama is afraid if he needs to start a fight with Catholics. He's losing the women vote!!!)
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To: wagglebee

May God Bless Chuck !!!


55 posted on 04/04/2012 8:18:12 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: wagglebee

Prayers up!


56 posted on 04/04/2012 8:29:08 PM PDT by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I join in urgent prayer for Chuck Colson!


57 posted on 04/04/2012 8:48:41 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: mkjessup
I daresay it was the Power of God manifested through the Blood of Jesus Christ that turned Chuck Colson around.

Amen!

58 posted on 04/04/2012 8:58:50 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: wagglebee

Prayers along ... God Bless


59 posted on 04/04/2012 9:07:13 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: wagglebee

Oh no! I love that guy. :(


60 posted on 04/04/2012 9:15:04 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: wagglebee

Prayers sent .


61 posted on 04/04/2012 9:27:05 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: wagglebee; greyfoxx39; colorcountry; Colofornian; Elsie; Godzilla; MHGinTN; narses; reaganaut; ...
Prayers offered to an awesome God for a wonderful Christian!
62 posted on 04/04/2012 9:41:46 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obozo is to competent as an Etch-A-Sketch is to art)
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To: wagglebee; greyfoxx39; colorcountry; Colofornian; Elsie; Godzilla; MHGinTN; narses; reaganaut; ...
Prayers offered to an awesome God for a wonderful Christian!
63 posted on 04/04/2012 9:44:23 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obozo is to competent as an Etch-A-Sketch is to art)
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To: Quix

Prayers up!


64 posted on 04/04/2012 10:22:51 PM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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To: wagglebee
Heavenly Father God....We come to you with Chuck Colson in mind and heart, knowing that you are fully aware of his plight. ....We ask then that you're Divine will be accomplished in this situation.. and that you might bring our dear friend and brother out of this danger to his life.

Remembering his good works for you Lord.. and grateful you have empowered his ministry as you have, this with favorable results. May his time for departure be delayed Lord, that all who have benefited from his ministry might continue to do so as you bring him back to health once again.

Appoint to his care those of your choosing and of minds who can address all his health needs, as well as those who are called along side to assist. Be close to His family and friends as they bear this with him Lord...and supply all which they might need to do so.

May your love and grace surround all concerned that we might all rejoice when he comes through this time of crisis.

In Jesus name ,....and all for His Glory...Chuck would have it Lord.. no other way....Amen.

65 posted on 04/04/2012 10:23:40 PM PDT by caww
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To: wagglebee

Prayers for one of the Lord’s best servants.


66 posted on 04/04/2012 10:36:53 PM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

he was the one who framed Nixon.


67 posted on 04/04/2012 11:52:16 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Really? That I didn’t know.


68 posted on 04/05/2012 12:01:56 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: wagglebee

Prayers up!


69 posted on 04/05/2012 12:22:32 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: wagglebee

Many prayers up for Mr. Colson`s recovery and for strength for his family through this challenging time.


70 posted on 04/05/2012 2:10:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: wagglebee

Colson.. a great human being.. prayers for him and his family...


71 posted on 04/05/2012 2:29:40 AM PDT by freespirit2012
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTTT


72 posted on 04/05/2012 2:42:14 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: wagglebee
“We believe that we serve a mighty God - the ‘Great Physician’ - and are hoping and praying for Chuck’s full recovery.

I KNOW we do!


Rest up and heal, Chuck. You have a lot more work to do!

73 posted on 04/05/2012 4:31:54 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

“Where is the hope? I meet millions of people who feel demoralized by the decay around us. The hope that each of us has is not in who governs us, or what laws we pass, or what great things we do as a nation. Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people. And that’s where our hope is in this country. And that’s where our hope is in life.”

—Charles Colson


74 posted on 04/05/2012 4:43:17 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: wagglebee

Thank you for the ping. Prayers up.


75 posted on 04/05/2012 4:53:20 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: wagglebee

Prayers up.


76 posted on 04/05/2012 5:22:41 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: wagglebee; don-o; grey_whiskers; NYer; spokeshave; Tax-chick; netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; GregB; ...

All saints please pray for Chuck Colson.

77 posted on 04/05/2012 5:38:05 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All.)
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To: napscoordinator
Chuck Colson is really one of the best Christian leaders in the United States today, in my sincere opinion. He committed wrongs in the past, but he is an honest and inspiring example of how to truly confess and repent for past failings, and trust in the Lord.

He has been outstanding for advocating for convicted criminal wronng-doers in prison -- not justifying or covering up, not naive about the challenges, but showing the way to people who are still very much "not there yet," people who are very much "on the way", through Jesus who said "I am the WAY, the Truth and the Life."

He has been a source of help for the FAMILIES of men in prison, especially their childen.

He has been an outstanding spokesman for pro-life and pro-family values.

He is an intellectual who can think complex things through deeply, and then express truths in a manner a 12-year-old child could understand. A rare and super-valuable gift!

He has been a moving force in the Manhattan Declaration group (pro-Natural Law, pro-family) and a tremendous ally to Catholics in the public square.

Does it look like I love this guy? I DO!

Dear Lord, my good Lord, I beg You to give Chuck Colson health and strength for many years to come. Please bring about His full recovery, and deepen his awareness of his dependence on only You. Amen.

78 posted on 04/05/2012 5:51:50 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All.)
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To: wagglebee

Chuck Colson is a giant of a man. Prayers.


79 posted on 04/05/2012 5:55:57 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: Mrs. Don-o; wagglebee; Quix
Dear Lord, my good Lord, I beg You to give Chuck Colson health and strength for many years to come. Please bring about His full recovery, and deepen his awareness of his dependence on only You. Amen.

Amen and AMEN!!

Are there any updates on his condition today?

80 posted on 04/05/2012 7:06:31 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: wagglebee

Prayers up for a fast and full recovery.


81 posted on 04/05/2012 7:06:41 AM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: Zakeet

Prayers


82 posted on 04/05/2012 7:13:43 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Prayers up for Chuck.


83 posted on 04/05/2012 8:20:12 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: wagglebee

I hope he recovers. Our side needs him. I got to meet him very briefly in person many years ago and got his autograph.


84 posted on 04/05/2012 8:20:58 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Glenn

I fight it every day.


85 posted on 04/05/2012 8:22:34 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: wagglebee

He’s in my prayers, bless Mr Colslon, prayers for his family aslo.


86 posted on 04/05/2012 9:40:18 AM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; wagglebee
Wagglebee, please reping for this UPDATE

Dear Manhattan Declaration friends:

I am writing to request prayer for our friend Chuck Colson who is recovering from surgery over the weekend. Chuck was speaking on Friday night at the annual Wilberforce Conference in Washington when he became ill and was taken to the hospital. On Saturday morning he underwent three hours of surgery to remove a pool of clotted blood from between his brain and skull. The doctors who did the surgery were encouraged by the results of the procedure. He remains in recovery in critical condition and is undergoing further tests. We should know more about his long term prognosis later this week. In the meantime, please pray for Chuck’s healing, and also for his wife Patty and others who attend him at this time. Read the formal press release here.

Timothy George

87 posted on 04/05/2012 9:45:46 AM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

THANKS THANKS

AND THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE RESPONDED AND PRAYED.


88 posted on 04/05/2012 9:58:06 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Tax-chick

In agreement and praying. Prayers for he and for his family.


89 posted on 04/05/2012 10:18:16 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Albion Wilde

Amen.


90 posted on 04/05/2012 10:31:34 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: wagglebee

full and quick recovery hoped for


91 posted on 04/05/2012 10:31:51 AM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Ditto everything you wrote. With God’s grace, he so totally turned his life around. God bless him!


92 posted on 04/05/2012 10:38:40 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: wagglebee

Prayers for Chuck & his family.


93 posted on 04/05/2012 11:02:57 AM PDT by Perseverando ((Keywords are our friends !))
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To: Brad's Gramma

Prayer’s said!


94 posted on 04/05/2012 11:26:16 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: lightman; 185JHP; 230FMJ; AFA-Michigan; AKA Elena; APatientMan; Abathar; Absolutely Nobama; ...
Update on Chuck Colson's Condition
Dear Manhattan Declaration friends:

I am writing to request prayer for our friend Chuck Colson who is recovering from surgery over the weekend. Chuck was speaking on Friday night at the annual Wilberforce Conference in Washington when he became ill and was taken to the hospital. On Saturday morning he underwent three hours of surgery to remove a pool of clotted blood from between his brain and skull. The doctors who did the surgery were encouraged by the results of the procedure. He remains in recovery in critical condition and is undergoing further tests. We should know more about his long term prognosis later this week. In the meantime, please pray for Chuck’s healing, and also for his wife Patty and others who attend him at this time. Read the formal press release here. Timothy George

Thanks for all of your continued prayers.

Have a very blessed Holy Week and Easter.

95 posted on 04/05/2012 11:35:00 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Thank you so much for the update!

Our fervent prayers will continue for Chuck, Patty, and his doctors as they attend him.

And a Blessed Holy Week and Easter to you as well!

96 posted on 04/05/2012 11:52:20 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: wagglebee

THX for the update.

And a blessed Resurrection Day to you and those you love, too.


97 posted on 04/05/2012 12:02:12 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: lightman

I am praying for a complete recovery. May the Lord grant this friend of conservative this prayer!


98 posted on 04/05/2012 4:06:49 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Prayers for Chuck Colson. :(


99 posted on 04/05/2012 5:43:54 PM PDT by cubreporter (Happy New Year R ush and we look forward to 2012 with yoatu and the EIB Microphone.)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks so much for the update on Mr. Colson. We need this titan during the election! Please Lord Jesus, heal him. I know we do not deserve saving; but you yourself died on the cross for us wretched beings, even though we did not deserve it. Please give us wise, Godly men in places of power and influence, for your name sake.


100 posted on 04/05/2012 7:02:20 PM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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