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Casting Crowns seeks prayer for former drummer Andy Williams

Casting Crowns is pleading with fans to pray for Andy Williams, who was in a serious motorcycle accident Sunday.

Williams, the band’s former drummer, was hit by another vehicle on his way to church. He is currently on a ventilator with “severe trauma to his body and brain.” Doctors are hoping he will “wake up on his own.”

“So please stop what you’re doing and pray for Andy to wake up,” the band wrote in a Facebook post. “Pray for his wife Kelly, his two sons Asher and Aiden, and his sister Mary.”

Fans of the “East to West” group immediately began offering prayers and well-wishes in the comments of the post.

“Lord Jesus, all that touches us goes through your will,” wrote one commenter. “You saw this coming for Andy. You know what needs to be done. As we obey you and cry out in petition for Andy’s restoration, we know you are a good, faithful Father. Hold Andy so close. Us this time to speak to all involved. For your glory, we live and have life. Andy is yours eternally. Peace and strength and life to Andy and his scared family.”

Another person added, “Praying now for Andy, that our Great Physician heals his body completely. Lifting his family up to you, God. You know their needs!”

“We pray for God’s powerful and healing hands to touch his whole body,” wrote someone else. “And use all the doctors [and] medical staff for his complete recovery. In Jesus’ name, we are claiming, Lord, for your mercy and grace.”

At the time this story was published, Casting Crowns’ post had about 100,000 reactions and had been shared more than 35,000 times.

Williams joined Casting Crowns in 2001. He remained a member of the band until 2009, when he left to start a new band with his wife, Kelly.

This is a developing story.

–Wire services