Earlier this week, evangelist, author, and actress Priscilla Shirer underwent serious surgery to remove a lobe in her left lung.
She shared on Facebook that her doctors have been following the nodule in her left long since discovering it three years ago.
“The surgery was delayed but I cannot put it off any longer without jeopardizing my own health,” the actress wrote.
Although the surgery is daunting, Shirer was surrounded by friends and family both during and after the surgery.
Shirer’s father, evangelist Tony Evans, pointed out that the community surrounding Shirer was showing what the Body of Christ looks like in action.
“This IS a glimpse at the Body of Christ in action,” Evans wrote in an Instagram post. “Thank you for praying for Priscilla today. Her official announcement can be found on her ministry FB page, Going Beyond Ministries.”
On Monday morning, when Priscilla was going into surgery, her friends and fellow Christian leaders Beth Moore and Christine Caine showed up to the hospital.
They arrived at 6 a.m. “armed and dangerous” bringing their Bibles along with anointing oil to cover their friend in prayer.
“And yes we will no doubt march around the hospital 7 times like it’s Jericho,” Moore shared to Instagram. “We may stop short of praise dancing with banners in the waiting room.”
Caine also shared the same video and captioned it, “Sometimes you need a double-barreled approach when you are going into active intercessory prayer for your friend who is having surgery.”
“This is real sisterhood,” Caine added. “No woman left alone. Whether she wants to be or not! Spirit and Truth working together. Story of our life.”
In another post to Instagram, Moore shared an update on her friends surgery on Tuesday.
“I’m going to just give you the very basics because I want to leave every kind of detail to the family and respect [them] completely in this,” Moore said in the video.
“She did very very well during the surgery. The surgeon said that it went absolutely according to plan. That her body is strong and they have every anticipation that she’ll heal up well,” she added.
Moore shared that following the surgery, she and Caine had a few minutes with Shirer, who spent a few days recovering in the hospital this week.
“She’s just a rockstar to us, so dear and precious to us,” Moore said, adding, “Pray for a smooth and comfortable recovery and, I’d add to that, a time of respite for this family we all love so much. Your prayers MATTER. Keep them up.”