We have been stuck in sickness for two weeks now. Awful. With my daughter’s asthma out of control, and my son’s asthma stirring wild…sleep has been but a dream. That unwanted, uninvited obnoxious guest has stayed in our home 14 days longer than planned. My daughter’s ear and adenoid surgery was cancelled during pre-op due to her asthma. Both my hubby and I have succumbed to this relentless germ that has now taken us over as well. We are worn. We are withered. We are waiting….
With that said, I would like to share a prayer time with our family that occurred just the other night in the midst of this agonizing time. It reflects our burden for recovery and…. apparently the need to save the jungle animals in the mud. Read on:
Mom: “God, we are hurting. We need you. Please help us heal and guide us to find answers to help my daughter heal. I am weary and I am worried. Help me to find peace in your strength and your love. I know you will take care of our baby girl! You always do. I know you love our precious baby boy as well and will care for him too! I just beg you for strength and endurance while we are in this fight. We are a blessed family. You have given us such a rich life of love and comfort. I will not forget all that we have been given in this suffering. But we need you God. Please take care of our family…”
Dad: “God we ask for your help in all of this. Please guide us in caring for our children. Thank you for all you have blessed us with and for our beautiful family. Please help all of those that are in need and those that are hurting. There are so many.”
Daughter: “God, will you help me? I can’t stop coughing and my ears really hurt, my tummy hurts, my throat hurts, my head hurts, and I think I have a fever. I pray that you make us all better. God please help those people that don’t have any food or any homes or any clothes… God, why doesn’t Santa go to the poor homes? The poor kids need presents the most! I don’t understand that. And God, I really want to get my surgery over with so I can hear again and I don’t cough anymore. Thanks God.”
Son: “God, will you help the jungle animals that get stuck in the mud, and they have no one to help them get out of the mud when the volcano erupts?”