Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Privilege of Prayer

what a privilege it is to pray for those in need; whether we know them or not. we were certainly the recipients of such prayer, as more than 800 people are part of Wyatt's Prayer Warrior on facebook. we certainly do not know probably over half of those people, yet they were willing to intercede on behalf of our precious wyatt and our family. we are blessed.

and now it's been my turn to pray for others that i don't know; especially this week. little chrissie in texas remains in my prayers and thoughts as she is recovering from open heart surgery. she has made great progress, but still has a long way to go. praying for her lungs, heart and her pain management as well. it is a miracle the progress that she has made! micah, who was almost septic a few weeks ago, might get to go home tomorrow! praise God that his infection responded to medications and he is recovering!

praying for two sweet babies with down syndrome who are being adopted into loving homes. jonah, who is less than 2 weeks old, is being adopted by the spier family.....praying that he will gain weight and be able to take bottles so that he can go home to his new family! thankful for this family, with four children already, who are anxiously waiting to welcome him home! praying also for the sanchez family who are in the process of adopting beautiful sofia...hector and jennifer are in the ukraine now awaiting their court date on may 6th to complete their adoption. they have been falling in love with their precious sofia during twice daily visits at the orphanage for the past week. their three sons are anxiously awaiting their homecoming!

these families amaze and inspire me.... to willingly choose to rescue a baby with down change a life forever. i am so thankful for them, for their love for God and obedience to Him in this area! wow! the needs are so many; there are so many babies/children with down syndrome who need loving overwhelms me to think about them. i know that i can pray for these families, and countless others like them, who are living out James 1:27 "Religion that our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

1 comment:

  1. Mz Penny, wishing you a very wonderful and peace filled Mother's Day weekend. Love on your babies and enjoy the gifts we have been given.

    Much love to you.