A reader writes:
Prayers, please, Mark. The 14-year-old boy across the street died last night. Started seizing while watching TV, then cardiac arrest. My son’s best buddy in the neighborhood. Our other kids were sledding with him late in the afternoon.
The boys are a mess. Finally got them to sleep at 0130, then State Troopers showed up at 0200 to interview them. When Trooper wrote down the neighbor boy’s birthday, Beth & I realized he was ten days younger than our son. Hard to see him that way because he was huge for his age — 6′ 2″ and made varsity football team last fall as a ninth grader.
Please pray for the repose of his soul, his mom and dad, and his ten-year-old sister.
And our boys, too. Our ten-year-old blanched when we told him. Our youngest (7) cried but thinks he will still be coming home from the hospital. He always gave the boy big hugs whenever he came over, which was almost daily.
My wife is across the street caring for the family in her typical fashion. And she needs your prayers as well. Diagnosed a few days ago with a broken rib and hematoma b/n lung and rib cage. Very painful. “Spontaneous break” is the diagnosis, pointing toward possible compromised bone integrity, a side effect of being on steroids for 10+ years. Bone density scan soon.
Father, hear our prayer for the repose of this boy’s soul, for all who are grieving him, and for healing for my reader’s wife in body, soul, and spirit. Mother Mary and St. Luke, pray for them. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ. Do all to the glory of your name and the good of your people, Father.
Another reader writes:
I would appreciate your prayers if you can spare them. Thank you.
Father, please do what is best for my reader to the glory of your Name through your Son Jesus Christ. Mother Mary, pray for him.
Teresa Drollman writes:
Dear Prayer Warriors,
You are doing an amazing job interceding for everyone here in Wenatchee!
We have never had so many volunteers showing up for every hour, as we have so far! If you are able to spend an hour down on the sidewalk this week, please sign up at 40daysforlife.com/wenatchee
And the vibe out on the sidewalk is SO positive, so expectant, just waiting to see what the Lord will do, as we earnestly pray for an end to abortion. : )
Two special needs have come to our attention. The first is right here: http://www.fpncw.org/staff.html
These dear ladies are the staff of Family Planning, whose director is Anita Tuason, and we encourage you to pray for them by name. We know that they are God’s dear daughters too, and we pray that our presence might help them re-evaluate their current positions, to be convicted by the Holy Spirit, and to have the courage to leave this abortion referral facility.
Our second area of need is for post-abortion healing. The Wenatchee Free Methodist Church released this beautiful video in January, featuring three local women whom God is using to heal so many hearts through their healing program, Surrendering the Secret: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaXrXYHKNek
I think you will be touched by their testimonies, and eager to help others who struggle. It will give you new compassion for post-abortive women who are struggling, and now you can offer this positive local help at Life Choices pregnancy resource center to those in need.
Thank you for your commitment to pray for us as we pray, fast, and stand for the sanctity of human life! May God bless you abundantly!
2015 Spring Campaign, 40 Days for Life
Father, hear our prayer that you bless and prosper the work of 40DFL in Wenatchee and around the country. Bring as many woman as possible to them for help and support in this time of crisis. Save those children from death and bring them and their families into the fullness of a long and happy life through your Son Jesus Christ. Mother Mary, pray for them.
Another reader writes:
Mom passed away this evening around 7:30. We had just finished a visit with her, and had a chance to say goodbye. We had to leave at 6:30 because of a shift change in the ICU, so I hung a Miraculous Medal on a hook in front of her bed and left her in Our Lady’s care. We got the call a little while later.
Mom was a non-practicing Jew, so there won’t be a religious service, but we will have Masses said for the repose of her soul. We’re going to miss her.
Father, grant her eternal rest and grant all who love her grace and peace through your Son Jesus Christ. Mother Mary, pray for them.
Finally, please pray for and help Craig Cummings, who is battling melanoma.
Father, hear our prayer for his complete healing in body, soul, and spirit. Give his caregiver grace, compassion, wisdom, counsel, knowledge, understanding, skill, creativity, insight, and the proper technology to assist in that healing. Give him and all who love him, grace, peace, consolation, faith, hope, and love. Give this family all the resources they need to meet this challenge. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Mother Mary, St. Luke and St. Peregrine, pray for them.