29 September 2009

Prayer for a Precious Girl

This is Madelyn Kate. Madelyn was born last Thursday, September 24. Her mom is not only a blogging friend, but a real-life friend. Maddie had her dad wrapped around her finger from the first sonogram.

Maddie was born about two weeks early without fully-developed lungs. Not only were her lungs not developed, but somehow she contracted pneumonia. After a few days of appeared progress, Maddie went into distress this morning. She's been moved to the Neonatal ICU at an area hospital and is on a ventilator.

Please pray for this new family: Luke, Kathryn & Maddie. Pray for their extended families, specifically Kathryn's sister--and my close friend, Rachel--who is serving in South Africa. Pray for the doctors, for wisdom. Pray for healing.

At times today, I felt like I couldn't pray for anything else. I'd cried out to the Lord for this little life. He brought this passage from Romans to mind; I especially like it from The Message:
Meanwhile, the moment you get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
Pray for this sweet family. Pray for healing. Pray until you can't pray any longer; then allow the Holy Spirit to intercede.

1 comment :

Christine said...

Awww, this brought tears to my eyes. Sweet little Madelyn!! I will be praying for her.