My mother goes into surgery tomorrow for a cyst that they found in the middle of her heart. It is a serious surgery, and I would really appreciate all of the prayer you can muster on her behalf. Her surgery is scheduled tomorrow for 9am PST, so that's noon my time (EST) and will last for quite a few hours. Thanks. God bless.
Also: Justin Taylor posted a great sermon concerning prayer and the sovereignty of God for those who think that prayer is optional within that framework.