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This article was published April 9th.
Gateway Church Pastor Robert Morris was airlifted to the hospital Sunday for emergency surgery.
Morris is in recovery after an angiogram procedure.
Debbie Morris, Robert's wife, asked for prayers after her husband went into further surgery to check for additional bleeding.
Both Debbie and Gateway Church kept churchgoers, family and more updated through social media.
According to Gateway Facebook posts, Morris had some complications over the weekend after surgery last Monday. He was then airlifted to the hospital where they discovered he had internal bleeding. CT results revealed he had a blood vessel bleeding in his abdomen and a blood clot the size of a cantaloupe. Doctors successfully stopped the internal bleeding.
"Pastor Robert's surgery was successful in stopping the bleeding. Please continue to pray for no more bleeding and a quick and full recovery. Thank you all again for praying for him, Pastor Debbie, and the family. Your prayers are working!" Gateway Church posted on Facebook.
Here are the latest posts:
Pray for his blood pressure to stay in a normal range. Pray for continued improvement. Thanks to all of you for being the family of God. (2/2)— Robert Morris (@PsRobertMorris) April 9, 2018
At one point during the night I counted 9 different drip lines going into @psrobertmorris. I am grateful for the love and prayers that are dripping hope into our hearts. Pray for his blood pressure to stay in a normal range. Pray for continued improvement. Thanks to all of you for being the family of God.
It has been a long day. Surgery went well! @psrobertmorris was bleeding internally so he had surgery to stop the bleeding. But please keep praying! Pray for no more bleeding. Pray for no infection. Pray his body recovers quickly. And pray any other precautionary prayers. Thank you for prayers, we feel them and appreciate each one!
Pastor Jack Hayford also issued an urgent prayer alert for Morris.
"Please pray for the complete healing of my good friend Pastor Robert Morris, founding pastor of Gateway Church in Dallas, Texas," Hayford wrote in an email blast. "Last week, Pastor Robert underwent a surgery and was recovering, when, this weekend, he began to experience complications. He was taken by Careflight to the hospital where he continues to undergo tests. Please believe with me that the Blood of Jesus, shed for each of us, would make it's power manifest in the healing of this dear brother. Your prayers are powerful, and the corporate, united prayers of God's people are even more powerful. Thank you for standing in the gap with me as we trust and believe for healing."
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