If you find a minute today, please offer a prayer for the family of my coworker Carolyn. Her son Collin, who is a couple years older than me, has been stationed with the Army in Afghanistan. Another solider, an Afghan translator, and Collin were in an area where there was an explosion. The soldier died, but the other two survived. However, Collin's face, hands, and legs are significantly burned, such that he no longer has eyelids and the doctors formed a new nose for him made from shark cartilage. He is currently at a hospital burn unit in Texas, and his situation doesn't look good.
Update on 1/11: Thanks for your prayers. Collin is no longer under a medically-incuded coma, but he has yet to "awaken." He is not responding to painful stimuli.