C. Peter Wagner was admitted to the hospital last week in very weakened condition, according to a recent prayer letter from his wife, Doris.
"After several days of extensive testing, the general consensus of his many excellent doctors is that Peter has become severely dehydrated from the ongoing treatment to control his fluid retention. The treatment is very much a balancing act and the dilemma is that he is now both dehydrated and fluid overloaded at the same time.
"To further complicate the matter, the treatments for either problem cause the other issue to escalate further. As such, it has been a struggle to provide Peter the right medical treatment to help him through this challenge," Doris shared in a prayer request newsletter.
The newsletter was then shared by minister Rebecca Greenwood of Christian Harvest International on Facebook.
"I spent Thursday at the hospital with them and will see them again Friday. We so love the Wagners. Peter is at a crossroads moment and I felt that it would be good to rally our prayer efforts around Peter, Doris and the entire family. So I have included a portion of Doris' prayer letter that she sent out by email a couple of days ago for you to read and to also agree with in prayer. Thank you for praying!! As you will read below, Peter, Doris and their entire family are so grateful for all those standing in the gap on their behalf!" Greenwood posted.
Doris gave several specific prayer requests:
We are asking for your prayers at this time, perhaps more than ever. Peter is facing his most significant challenge he has had to date. He is at a turning point and we are asking you to stand with us and lift him up in prayer for his healing.
Peter and and many of his close friends and family believe God still had some assignments for him to complete.
1. That Peter's body will come into proper fluid balance and be healed. Ask that the excess fluid be expelled. He has gained over 20lbs in the last week!
2. That his strength and vitality will increase.
3. That his kidneys will function properly and process fluid normally.
3. That the doctors will know exactly how best to treat him and that the treatments will be successful and rapid.
4. That peace will rest upon him and our family.
Please join us in praying for the Wagner family.