Your daily connection to the Land of Israel

Cart

News

Personal Request for Prayers for My Father

Rabbi Tuly Weisz and his father, Michael Weisz, celebrating at a family wedding this past summer.

I often receive prayer requests from our dear readers of Israel365, and am touched by the close-knit virtual community we have created together through our shared love for God, the Bible and the Land of Israel. I am reaching out to you today, dear friends, with a personal prayer request.

Over the past five days, I have been with my father day and night in the intensive care unit at Ohio State University. He has been battling cancer for several years with complications brewing over the past few weeks and is having an important procedure today.

While the Bible often refers to individuals with their father’s name (David the son of Jesse), the Jewish practice is to pray for a sick person by not only using their Hebrew name, but by mentioning their mother’s name, and so I ask you to pray for healing for Meir Yitzchak ben (son of) Pessel.

On a personal note, anyone who knows me or who is connected through Israel365, must know that I believe firmly that living in Israel is an incredible blessing. Nevertheless, it is especially difficult to leave family behind. God’s first words to Abraham to settle the Promised Land call upon him to, “go from your father’s house to the land that I will show you” (Genesis 12:1). That was part of the challenge to Abraham’s faith, to leave his father’s house, and his family behind. Similarly, when we moved to Israel 8 years ago, the hardest part has been living so far from our family. In my case, leaving my father’s house has been particularly challenging, especially since my dad’s diagnosis with pancreatic cancer shortly after we moved to Israel.

Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer is a terrible disease with very low survival rates. Since the disease spreads silently and rapidly, most people only live for a few months after diagnosis, however, we have been truly blessed. When my dad was diagnosed seven years ago, he was among the slim minority to be a candidate for surgery. 

On the day of the operation six and a half years ago, I called upon the readers of Israel365, both Jews and non-Jews, to pray for my dad. I remember sitting in the waiting room with my mother and reading aloud to her so many heartwarming emails that poured in from around the world and which brought our family such great comfort. And so when the surgeon emerged after the 13 hour operation and told us excitedly that the surgery was a success, I knew that it was thanks to the fervent prayers of so many close friends and complete strangers. We were truly blessed with a miracle, which I wrote about on the anniversary of his surgery, “God Can Even Remove Cancer.”

Therefore, once again, I am asking you, the readers of Israel365, who have become an extended family to me, to pray for my father.

As wonderful as the nurses are and as skilled as the physicians may be, there is no one who can provide all that we need, except God. I was discussing with father just yesterday, how Hashem is surrounding us with love at all times, even – especially – during the most difficult days, and He has given us the great gift of prayer to grow and come closer to Him. We are joyously placing ourselves in His healing hands today and we beg the Merciful One to grant a “Refuah Shelema”, a complete recovery, to Meir Yitzchak ben Pesel. My family will be reading Psalms today, especially Psalm 91, Psalm 121 and Psalm 130 and I invite you to invoke the eternal words of King David with us.

“From where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth.”

May our Israel365 family share good news with one another and may our Merciful God grant all of our loved ones who are ill a “Refuah Shelema,” a complete healing!

This article has 38 comments

  1. Jeffrey Buttke

    I just want you to know I will be praying for your father, for you and the rest of your family!

  2. Sylvia Tait

    Rabbi Tuly Weisz
    I prayed for your Father’s continuous healing by the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel).
    Also I pray for your family, congregation and those involved for courage and dependence on G-d our Father.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Very truly yours
    Sylvia Tait

  3. Tom Mercurio

    Greetings,
    Prior to receiving this email, we have already prayed for the peoples of Israel.

  4. Jay Lindsey

    I have and will continue to Pray for Tuly, his Father and the family. I also stand in agreement with all
    who are Praying for them. GOD Bless
    Jay Lindsey

  5. JoAnna Untermeyer

    Almighty Hashem,
    I humbly ask for Refuah Shelema”, a complete recovery, to Meir Yitzchak ben Pesel. Embrace Meir Yitzchak ben Pesel in Your loving arms and bring peace and joy to his family. In the name of Jeshua Ha Masiach. Amen

  6. Renato Mosele

    Praiyng from Brazil. Hashem is great.

  7. Sylvia Klein

    Refuah Shelema”, a complete recovery, to Meir Yitzchak ben Pesel.

  8. Scott Edwards

    My prayers are with you, your family and father! May Hashem Bless and keep you all.

  9. George Farquhar

    May the God of this world and his son Jesus of Nazareth reach down and touch your father in Jesus name..Amen

  10. Herbert D Metzgar

    Praying in Jesus name for your dads health issues. Praying for God’s comfort in the lives of family and friends of your fathers Amen

  11. Vernon H. Ferris

    I will pray for your father. Likewise I was with my father when he passed on 25 years ago. May God bless you and your father.

    Vern

  12. Opal

    Absolutely praying with you and your family. Praying Deuteronomy 10:21. May all of you once again see His miracles and wonders with your own eyes. We wait to rejoice with you, believing with all our hearts!

  13. Patricia

    Said a prayer for your dad..Yeshua heals..HE is the same yesterday today and forever..By the blood of Yeshua i speak healing to your father

  14. Marlene Young

    Dear Rabbi Tuly Weisz
    Praying for your father, Meir Yitzchak
    ben Pesel (Michael Weisz) for Refuah
    Shelema! Hashem is merciful and able.
    Trusting HIM to protect and heal your dear father.

    You are in Columbus, I am a Christian, living in Dayton, Ohio. So near by. Sincerely wish all will go well for your father. Thank you for your good messages.
    Hashem is using you.
    May HIS mercy wrap you in HIS love and kindness.
    Sincerely,
    Marlene Young

  15. Dianne Kelly

    Praying to our Sovereign Lord today for the refuah shelema of your father, Meir Yitzchak Ben Pessel. Isaiah 41:10: Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

  16. Jim Hendrickson

    Our Prayers go out to you and your family. Please go online and read the Joe Tippens Story at mycancerstory.rocks. I had stage 3 Mantel Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and have been healed by the grace of the LORD and the Joe Tippens method. Joe had small cell lung cancer and the Hospital sent him home to die. A friend of his told him about a research that had a 100% cure rate for cancer. He is still alive more than 3 years after they said he would die and has no sign of cancer. I went on his method after being almost killed with chemo. After the last 3 PET Scans I am cancer free and doing fine. I would be remiss if I did not say that a lot of prayers were said in my behalf and the LORD had a big part of my healing. I will say that maybe, just maybe, that through the prayers the LORD led me to the Joe Tippens story through a friend of my daughter’s. May GOD bless you and I pray that this method might save your father’s life.

  17. Mary

    🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  18. Carol Dibbens

    I pray that the Lord will shine his light on your father and heal him. May God bless him and in his infinite mercy give him a speedy recovery
    May the Lord bless you too and give you courage and strength
    I will pray for you both and Israel and the Jewish people as always

    I always find this short hymn( well chant) really helps me

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ9ycGq1pW4
    Regards to you Carol

  19. Sharon Love

    Please know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts, especially your father.

  20. Amelia Merry

    Michael, you receive your healing through Jesus Christ alone and I do believe as it happened to me. In the name of Jesus I command that cancer to shrivelled out and die, be healed and made whole in Jesus Mighty name.
    Thank you Jesus for your Miracle touch to Michael Weisz. believe that you received kneel down unto God and thank Him for your healing in Jesus Mighty name, claim your healing. Thank you Jesus. Amen

  21. Pegi Allen

    I pray for your Father to be completely healed in the beloved name of YASHUA HaMashiach our beloved Messiah and Savior! Amen!
    May YHWH pour His Shalom over you and your family 🕊🙏🏻

  22. Carol Milligan

    Dear Rabbi Weisz, We will pray for your father. We are sorry he is sick. We will entrust him to The Most High! Blessings and Love, Carol and Family

  23. Dorothy Stus

    I pray against the spirit of death. May the Lord God keep the breath in Meir Yitzchak ben (son of) Pessel until the set day the Lord will take his breath. Many prayers to God for your father. Trust God, totally trust. With love and shalom. DS

  24. Lynette L Corn

    I was born at that hospital, and I made it through, even though I had the cord wrapped around my neck, buttocks first, and with mild spina-bifida. I’m still here 66 years later, so prayers that your father will have positive results, as I did.

  25. Patricia Farmer

    Please know that right now I am adding my petitions to our Great God in heaven to move on behalf of your father and for the comfort of the Holy Spirit to be manifest to your entire family. May the words of the beautiful 3 Psalms you mentioned be powerful in effect as they are read and meditated on.

    Your sister in Yeshua in southern California

    Patty Farmer

  26. Jimmy Headstream

    Prayer gone up Rav Duly

  27. Nita Fiset

    Lord God father of us all, reach down and touch Meir Yitzchak ben (son of) Pesse. Heal him from his affirmaties and bless him and his family during this time. In Jesus name, Amen.

  28. MARIO ALARCIO

    From us here in the Philippines, we wish to implore the immediate intercession of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and provide complete healing for Mr. Meir Yitzchak ben (son of Pessel and Father of

    • MARIO ALARCIO

      On behalf of our family here in the Philippines, we wish to offer a prayer of thanks for the well-being and full healing by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for Mr. Meir Yitchak ben (son of Pessel and father of Rabbi Tuly Weisz). We implore the aid of the Divine Providence for the immediate and complete healing of Mr. Yichak ben from his illness. In Jesus’ name, AMEN !

  29. Alice King

    Your father and your whole family are in my prayers. I too will be praying the psalms for you all.
    May Hashem greatly bless you.
    Alice

  30. Sbonelo Madlala

    I need connection with Mighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in my Family and in my Business. PLease shout my name and my Family in the walls of Jerusalem to get Deliverance. We are at South Africa KZN Province. We need your God to Dwell in us All the times. All our Problems and Challenges will vanished in the Present of Holly God of Israel. I am Preaching Gospel of Christianity and need more of God in me. Thank you. Be Blessed with my burden.

  31. Wendi Nixon

    Dear Rabbi Weisz,
    I am standing with you in prayers for your father! As I was praying I saw in my mind the presence of the Lord come down and pass through your father to eradicate everything that is not supposed to be there. All sickness , disease, cancer, infection must go in the name of Yeshua. Declaring victory and total healing and that your father’s days will not be cut short, but he will be strong and in good health all of his days. The Lion of Judah is roaring from Mount Zion to scatter all of your enemies and they are fleeing in seven directions, not only for your father but for you and your family and ministry. Praying and declaring Psalms 121 and 91 as well.
    Shalom,
    Wendi Nixon

  32. Allan Hanreck

    Good Day Rabbi Weitz

    We pray for GOD’S grace, mercy, peace, and joy over your father Michael. your mother, your wife, and children.
    May the blood of Yeshua wash over you and your family.

    He is our healer, protector, and deliverer.
    We pray for complete healing – a miracle to be performed, that will testify to HIS GLORY AND HIS GLORY ALONE.

    GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU AND BRING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SHALOM!

    GOD BLESS

    Allan Hanreck

  33. Israel Moussa

    I pray for miracle healing in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen !
    May the lord lift up his face unto our father and give him peace.

  34. Linda Riddle

    As I just read your prayer request for your father my heart soars in prayer for Gods healing for him. Our wonderful God hears and answers.
    God be with all your family during this time.
    Linda

  35. Gabrielle

    I lost my beloved husband to this dreaded illness. He was ill for ten days only. Ill that we knew he was going to leave us.
    It was terrible for me in many ways, but for him it was glory. And the Lord has been a great and at times surprising God for me, with the promise of going to that place too, when my time has come.
    Through the years, to be with Jeshua has become most important. Together, and with others, when we die,we will be delivered from the evil one and full of glory with and through Him.
    That will be so good.
    I hope and pray that, however your Dad’s life will run, that you and your loved ones will experience that peace that is beyond understanding.

    Shalom to you, Gabrielle

  36. Stephen W. Cooper

    Having lost several friends and relatives to Pancreatic cancer I pray:
    Hashem, Hashem, Hashem, in all your Glory please grant
    Refual Shelema to Meir Yitzchak ben Pesel. Amen.

  37. Charlie Warner

    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 for Meir Yatzchak ben (son of) Pessel

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *