Lord, please PLEASE bring relief to Merv and his pain. Carry this burden for him, give him rest and peace. Protect his thoughts and bring courage in this fight. Please remind him of all those who love him .. help him to see us all backing him up in prayer -- he is not alone. Keep discouragement from Him, and miraculously shelter him. Merv, I cannot express how much I wish I could just give you one day away from this pain... I love you dearly -- hang in there bro!