Call to prayer for the Moderator of the 219th General Assembly (2010)

February 24, 2012


From Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly: We have received word from Cindy Bolbach, Moderator of the 219th General Assembly (2010), that the pathology report from her recent abdominal surgery indicates a malignancy. Cindy will be following up with an oncologist in the next several days. Let us join in prayer for strength for our Moderator as she continues to heal from surgery and for a successful course of treatment. Well wishes can be sent to Cindy’s Facebook page,, or First Presbyterian Church, 601 N. Vermont Street, Arlington, VA 22203.

  1. Cindy, the Columbia Seminary community of faith prays with and for you in this time of illness, treatment, healing, and recovery. May God's grace be for you what you are to so many...a source of discernment, encouragement, and strength to move forward.

    by Randy Calvo

    March 19, 2012

  2. We are praying for your healing.

    by Deacons St Johns Presbyterian Church Reno NV

    March 16, 2012

  3. Am joining this circle of prayer know as one link in chain,who knows not of prayer ,but the source from whomthese blessings flow,we are with you ,my sister,,keeping you lifted in our spirit.

    by Rev.Grace E.Bowen

    February 26, 2012

  4. Courage, my sister--perseverence, strength, and hope. May the best of medicine combine with God's miraculous work to free you from cancer and prolong your days. Many stand with you, praying for your very best.

    by James D. Berkley

    February 25, 2012

  5. Dear Cindy, All hearts and prayers are with you throughout your PCUSA family, as you trust God to guide you, your family and your healthcare providers in discerning his direction for your healing.

    by Clarissa W. Whaley

    February 25, 2012

  6. Prayers ascending from Bovina NY for wholeness, healing. May your faith be strengthened and our resolve renewed!

    by Judi Gage

    February 25, 2012

  7. Be assured of many prayers, Cindy, as you continue to heal your body from illness. God is good, and God's love for you is unstoppable! We will pray for you in our worship tomorrow. Peace! Don Donald H. Gordon Pastor, Gravel Run P. C. Woodcock, PA

    by The Rev. Donald H. Gordon

    February 25, 2012

  8. Cindy: All of Union Presbyterian Seminary joins in prayer for you. Your presence on campus last fall touched so many of us. We trust through our strong and healing God that our prayers will now touch you. Love, Lynn

    by Lynn McClintock, Union Presbyterian Seminary

    February 25, 2012

  9. Praying for health. Praying for strength. Praying for discernment.

    by Paul Soderquist

    February 25, 2012

  10. May God and those who love you give you strength for the greatest battle of your life. Our prayers will be ceaseless.

    by Cathleen Coombs-Stephens

    February 24, 2012

  11. I wish you the very best as you recover from surgery and begin these treatments. May you be strengthened and encouraged on this journey. And may those who are involved in your care do their very best as they work together with you and with God in your healing.

    by Lander Bethel

    February 24, 2012

  12. Dear Cindy: On a religious website, the only way to the truth is this way: "Cancer S*cks." 20 years ago my wife heard words similar to those spoken to you. She put her trust and faith in the Lord, and in the caring hands of her medical team, her family and her friends; she sends you "get well" wishes and prayers this evening, as do I. Yes, "Cancer S*cks," so allow yourself to be weak, enjoy those moments when you feel strong. Rage in anger when you must, but most joyous more often. But, above all, be aware of the power of prayers being said for your recovery -- those coming from people you know but, most especially, those prayers being said by those whom you've yet to meet. Peace.

    by Jim Nedelka

    February 24, 2012

  13. Almighty God, look upon your servant Cindy with compassion and healing love. Give wisdom and skill to her earthly physicians and grant to her the sure heavenly presence of your Son, Jesus, our Divine Physician. Surround her with the love of family and friends and her many brothers and sisters in Christ. For we know, O Lord our God, that love is the greatest healer of all for love is at the heart of your Being. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

    by Rev. Dr. William G. Nottage-Tacey

    February 24, 2012

  14. Cindy, you touched so many people with your visit here to Idlewild several months ago...we hope you feel the touch of our prayers. Blessings to you.

    by steve montgomery

    February 24, 2012

  15. Dear Cynthia, Please be assured of the prayers of Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Church and my personal prayers for your health and recovery. God is truly a God of love and healing, and we know that the presence of the Holy Spirit is with you. May the grace of God and the love of Jesus Christ remain with you now and always. Mary Newbern-Williams, Pastor Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Church Also Member of a Task Force to which you appointed me

    by Rev. Mary Newbern-Williams

    February 24, 2012

  16. Cindy: We have never met, but we share the same loving God and I will pray for you that His love will surround you and give you peace during this difficult time in yoiur life.

    by Donna Clagett

    February 24, 2012

  17. My prayers are with you for your comfort and healing. May God guide those who care for you in making good and wise choices for your consideration. May you be comforted in the knowledge of the healing power of Christ.

    by ANN GOLD

    February 24, 2012

  18. Dear Cindy, hundreds of prayers will support you through this time of a deep trust walk which I refer to as floating in God's love and care. There will be good days and days not so good, and God's abiding presence will be there for you. May the peace that passeth all human understanding be your daily support. See you at G.A. in Pittsburgh!

    by Elizabeth Knott

    February 24, 2012

  19. Holding you and your healthcare team in prayer.

    by Rev. Melani Longoni

    February 24, 2012

  20. Sending love and healing prayers.

    by Louise westfall

    February 24, 2012

  21. Cindy: Those who have grown to know you and you dedication to the wellfair of others and our church are joining in prayer for you and your journey with this situation. May the awesome inclusive Love of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ give you comfort and healing.

    by Ted Coppock

    February 24, 2012

  22. Not bc we deserve it....bc only His blood contract makes it possible for us to call on His name...because of His blood, His compassion and lovingkindness we can declare that His blood covers Cindy from the top of her head to the soles of her feet and defeats every enemy. The Lord rebukes all her enemies and His blood is against them. And bc of His mercy, His grace and lovingkindness...and By His stripes she is healed!

    by Melanie Price

    February 24, 2012

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