Please pray for my brother C.D.E. He has been an alcoholic for over 20 years and is now in his early 40's. He drinks between 10-24 beer a day, every day, and has for 20 years. He used to brag and say that beer made him strong and it was healthy for him. He truly believed that drinking excessive amounts was healthy! But in his destructive ways, he lost his business, his friends, and he is now isolated and lives in shambles, among a few dogs. He is such a nice person when he is sober, but so terrible to be around when he is drinking. He is now having health issues. He has a hiatal hernia and gastritis, and he can't see that his drinking and poor ability to handle stress directly led to these conditions or at least set the stage. He has started to change his diet which is great, but I don't think he has cut back on his alcohol. He is close to having surgery, but I don't even know how they would do surgery on him given his addiction and need for alcohol + alcohol thins the blood so his blood wouldn't clot well if he is put under the knife. Our father just died of cancer, so it is a hard time. I'm too exhausted to take on more. So I reach out to the prayer community to help me in praying for him.
Received: January 22, 2018