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A Prayer from Prayer Tulip (With Updates)

September 24, 2005 | 4 Comments

As I sit here beside my son in this hospital, Lord, I know Your strength is made perfect in our weakness. You said in Your Word that the effectual fervent prayer of a rightous man/woman avails much. I know I, will never be perfect, while on this earth, and I know that when you see me you don’t see my sin, you see The One who died for me, Jesus, and that makes me perfect in Your eyes. Please, Lord show me what you would like me to see/learn through all of these hard days of my son’s sickness. I am holding him not tightly only loosely because he belongs to you. Show yourself strong Lord. You have made many promises and you do not lie. Please spare my son and allow him to use this for your kingdom, and give me strength to endure.

UPDATE

The purpose of these updates is for prayer for Matt’s salvation. I believe that as long as there is breath in someone, that there is always hope. So far prayers have been answered in that Matt has death to think about right now. He has become resistant to Vancomycin AND is running a high fever. The doctor has changed his antibiotics and now he is on 3 different kinds all hours of the day and night. He stays nauseated. His blood cultures are all coming back positive.

As his mom cannot just say, “He has made his choice to reject God”, and just go on about my business. I do not know how anyone could do that, even in the face of his sin. There was hope for Saul, Rehab, Jacob, etc. Do we wrestle with flesh and blood? NO. When I see sin in someone’s life, it’s like watching a drunk on skid row moving slowly in the face of a Mac truck not realizing that he will be killed if he does not get up and get out of the way. Do I tell him the truth? Yes. Do I abandon him? NO. Do I fervently pray for him? YES. And, like David did for his son, I will stay on my face for Matt constantly until there is no breath in him, then and only then will I know that I did all that I could do. One of those things that I do is ask other people to pray. joanie

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4 Responses to “A Prayer from Prayer Tulip (With Updates)”

  1. Adam's Blog
    September 27th, 2005 @ 10:04 pm

    Prayer Request From a Raving Atheist

    You read it right. I picked this up from Dawn Eden. The Raving Atheist posted a prayer request by a Christian mother for her dying son to come to salvation before its too late. I don’t understand why he did it. Perhaps, it was the tears of a mother wat…

  2. Adam's Blog
    September 27th, 2005 @ 10:04 pm

    Prayer Request From a Raving Atheist

    You read it right. I picked this up from Dawn Eden. The Raving Atheist posted a prayer request by a Christian mother for her dying son to come to salvation before its too late. I don’t understand why he did it. Perhaps, it was the tears of a mother wat…

  3. Adam's Blog
    September 27th, 2005 @ 10:04 pm

    Prayer Request From a Raving Atheist

    You read it right. I picked this up from Dawn Eden. The Raving Atheist posted a prayer request by a Christian mother for her dying son to come to salvation before its too late. I don’t understand why he did it. Perhaps, it was the tears of a mother wat…

  4. Adam's Blog
    September 27th, 2005 @ 10:04 pm

    Prayer Request From a Raving Atheist

    You read it right. I picked this up from Dawn Eden. The Raving Atheist posted a prayer request by a Christian mother for her dying son to come to salvation before its too late. I don’t understand why he did it. Perhaps, it was the tears of a mother wat…

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