Skip to comments.Chuck Colson in critical condition after brain hemorrhage (Update @ #87)
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 Chucks 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, Colsons spokesperson.
Prayers up for Mr. Colson.
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.
Prayers for him and the family.
What a shame. I hope he recovers ASAP.
May God Bless Chuck !!!
I join in urgent prayer for Chuck Colson!
Prayers along ... God Bless
Oh no! I love that guy. :(
Prayers sent .
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.
Prayers for one of the Lord’s best servants.
he was the one who framed Nixon.
Really? That I didn’t know.
Many prayers up for Mr. Colson`s recovery and for strength for his family through this challenging time.
Colson.. a great human being.. prayers for him and his family...
I KNOW we do!
Rest up and heal, Chuck. You have a lot more work to do!
“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.”
Thank you for the ping. Prayers up.
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.
Chuck Colson is a giant of a man. Prayers.
Amen and AMEN!!
Are there any updates on his condition today?
Prayers up for a fast and full recovery.
Prayers up for Chuck.
I hope he recovers. Our side needs him. I got to meet him very briefly in person many years ago and got his autograph.
I fight it every day.
He’s in my prayers, bless Mr Colslon, prayers for his family aslo.
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 Chucks healing, and also for his wife Patty and others who attend him at this time. Read the formal press release here.
AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!
AND THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE RESPONDED AND PRAYED.
In agreement and praying. Prayers for he and for his family.
full and quick recovery hoped for
Ditto everything you wrote. With God’s grace, he so totally turned his life around. God bless him!
Prayers for Chuck & his family.
Dear Manhattan Declaration friends:Thanks for all of your continued prayers.
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 Chucks healing, and also for his wife Patty and others who attend him at this time. Read the formal press release here. Timothy George
Have a very blessed Holy Week and Easter.
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!
THX for the update.
And a blessed Resurrection Day to you and those you love, too.
I am praying for a complete recovery. May the Lord grant this friend of conservative this prayer!
Prayers for Chuck Colson. :(
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.