Copperhead Snake Struck Dale — Would you Pray?


Cooperhead Snake

This morning I was praying outside at my favorite prayer spot.  I heard the chickens making a big ruckus, but I kept praying. My cell phone rang.  It was Dale.  He said, “I need to you to come to the house right now.” Concerned, I asked if something was wrong. He said, “I need to you to come now.” I ran to the house as fast as I could.

Dale was holding his leg when I got inside the kitchen. He said, “A snake bit me. One of the chickens got out of the coop, so I was chasing after her to get her back in. The snake must have thought I was a threat and struck .”  He was running, so the snake didn’t have the opportunity to release all its venom into a full bite.  It was a strike. I could see a scratch and tiny hole.

Copperhead strikes still do have venom, and Dale was having intense numbness and pain. I prayed immediately and powerfully in the name of Jesus.

I anointed him with oil and quoted scriptures of healing.

 “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”
Luke 10:19

“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagles. “Psalm 103:1-5

“Is anyone among you suffering? Let hi pray. . . Is anyone among you sick? Let him. . .pray over him, anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise hi up. . . The fevent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:13-16

We continued to pray. There was some relief.

I cleaned the wound, applied lavender oil, and then poured fig leaf milk onto the site.  Then I  made a poultice of crushed fig to put on top.

He felt a little more relief. That’s where I’m at now, asking you to pray for Dale. He is doing better, but we want all symptoms to be gone and healed completely in Jesus’ name. Will you pray right now?  Thank you friend!

  • Serena said:


    • Thank you Serena and thank you for posting it on Facebook. I got to meet someone that I've been wanting to meet for a year because of your post. Her name is Amy. We have now connected, the Lord is so good. Love you, Sharon

  • Joy said:

    Dear Heavenly Father, I lift up Sharon's husband Dale to you right now. Lord, I thank You and praise You for the healing and relief You have already begun, but Father we know You are the God of immeasurably more....Lord, we know that You can bring complete healing...we know that NOTHING is impossible for You. Father, I ask in the powerful Name of Your Son, that You free Dale from any adverse effect this snake bite has had and that You bring full recovery. Father, Your Word says that we can ask ANYTHING in Your Name and that You will do it. Lord, we come together asking in Your Name to bring restoration and healing. Your power is infinite and Your Word says You can do more than we ask or imagine. Psalm 66 tells us "how awesome are Your works on man's behalf!" Lord, we desire to see those awesome works displayed in Dale's life as You bring healing, then we will say with the Psalmist, "Come and see what God has done..come, let us rejoice in Him." Dale will say, "let me tell you what He has done for me." Deliver Dale from this affliction so that all will know that it is You who saves. Father, I pray You will fill Sharon and Dale and all their family with the peace that comes from trusting in You. Do not let their faith be shaken. Remove doubt. Don't let their confidence in You waver. Increase their faith. "Surely You will save Dale from the deadly pestilence....Dale will not fear...the plague that destroys at midday. Dale makes the Most High his dwelling, even the LORD, who is his refuge, then no harm will befall him, no disaster will come near his home. For the Lord will command His angels concerning Dale, to guard him in all his ways...Dale will tread upon ...the cobra, he will trample...the serpent. Because God loves Dale, He will rescue him; God will protect him, for he acknowledges God's name. Dale will call upon the Lord, and the Lord will answer him; He will be with him in trouble, He will deliver him and honor him. With long life will the Lord satisfy him and show him His salvation." (Ps 91 ) Lord we give You praise for all the ways that You are working. Let us see Your Hand move in Dale's life. We give You all the praise and glory as we stand in awe and anticipate with expectation all that You will do. Thank You Lord for being our Healer. We love You. Amen.

    “Have no fear of sudden disaster... for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared (Proverbs 3:25).

    “Don’t throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded” (Hebrews 10:35).

    Love you Sharon. HUGS to you... (will write on FB too as I don't know how long it takes for comments to appear here),

    • Joy, What a mighty prayer warrior you are. Can I take you on the road with me? Wow, the Lord is performing miracles on you every day. Thank you for this prayer. I did read it on Facebook on Friday--before our electricity went out:). I love you friend. May He bless you in great and mighty ways. I love you. Sharon

      • Joy said:

        Love you too. Sure...take me on the road with you :-) I'm there via prayer.
        Have a blessed day. HUGS

  • Mommy Ann said:

    Father in heaven - we thank you for the faith and the authority you have given us through your word and in Your Precious Name Lord Jesus!
    I pray right now for the complete healing of our Brother Dale and peace in their hearts and mind.
    For your glory, in Jesus Name..... Amen!

    • Ann, Thank you so much for praying for Dale. You have no idea how much it blessed me. He is perfect now! Love, sharon

  • Karen Barkley said:

    Father, I pray for Dale. That you healing hands will touch him. In Jesus name, amen!

    • Karen, I cannot thank you enough for your prayers for Dale. May the Lord bless you in great and mighty ways. Love, Sharon

  • Kay said:

    Your site was recommended to me by a dear friend of mine, a wonderful woman with whom I work: Louise. I think you may know her. She's been recommending that I check out your website for awhile, and I finally did today. Please know that one more person has prayed for the healing of Dale. I also pray that God will bring you His peace and a restful sleep this night.

    • Thank you for praying Kay! Of all days for you to check out my site, the day I needed your prayers! God is so amazing, I love Him! sharon

  • Charlotte Askew said:

    In the name of our savior Jesus Christ, I ask for complete healing to Dale's body. Take away the pain and the venom as only uou can do Father. I believe You are our healer and iur provider and with you all thing are possible. Amen and Amen

    • Charlotte, thank you for praying! I don't know of anyone who has healed from a snake bite as quickly as dale. You are such a blessing.

  • Mandy Currie said:

    Hello Sharon, for Dale : Dear Lord, I lift Dale up to you right now, we know you are the God of our healing and we ask that you heal Dale of all symptoms of this snake bite in the precious name of our Saviour Jesus Christ. God bless you both. Kind Regards Mandy Currie

  • Barbara Koob said:

    So how is your hubbie Dale doing? I agree with you and all my other sistes who have prayed that Dale is completely healed in the name of Jesus (Matthew 18:19). Our God is HEALER! YEA GOD!

    • He is totally healed now, no side effects at all!Thank You LOrd!

      • Mandy Currie said:

        I'm so glad to hear that Sharon, God is good.