A reader writes:
Back in February/March I emailed you a prayer request for a friend whose 20 week ultrasound indicated that their baby had some issues with his heart and lungs, and had a cyst on his brain. They thought he might have Down Syndrome. This precious little boy was born on Saturday, 2 weeks early. They named him Joseph. And it seems he does have Down Syndrome. And has been transferred to a Children’s Hospital with heart and lung difficulties. And blood work has revealed some cells that shouldn’t be there. He may have leukemia. I’d like to ask your faithful readers to pray for baby Joseph and his family (parents & 5 older siblings, and loving extended family). These are such huge issues for such a little guy…
A month ago I also asked for prayers for our dear friends’ 13 year old daughter who was hit by a recycling truck while getting off her school bus. She survived the collision, but remains in a non-induced coma in hospital. She is showing some signs of healing – baby steps, but steps in the right direction. Please continue to pray that Lydia would be healed and restored, and for peace & strength for her family (parents & 2 younger brothers & extended family). God has been so faithful throughout this terrible nightmare – may he continue to be glorified as he continues his good work to its completion.
Father, hear our prayer for the healing of these two precious kids, for wisdom, skill and compassion for their caregivers and for grace, strength and peace for all who love them. We ask this through Jesus Christ. Mother Mary and St. Luke, pray for them.