Not my will, but your's be done.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Prayer Requests

I know that all of you are praying with us for Tres. All your prayers are greatly appreciated. When I pray I always prefer to pray as specifically as possible. I have a couple reasons for preferring to pray this way. 1. I like to tell God exactly what it is that I am asking of him. 2. When I pray specifically it is always exciting to see God answer my prayers.

Throughout this whole ordeal God has been so good to us. He has already answered some very specific prayers that I have prayed for Tres. I continue to pray and I urge you to continue to pray with us.

Of course the number one request is for God to place his mighty healing hand on our baby and heal him completely. We pray that God will give him two healthy, normal, fully functioning kidneys. We pray that God will straighten and heal his spine. We pray that while there is no amniotic fluid in my womb with the baby that God will protect his head, face, hands and feet from deformities that are a result of the lack of fluid. In a nutshell, we pray for a normal, healthy, God healed miracle to be born. We desire a miracle that doctors are unable to explain, therefore God will get all the glory.

I have a second set of prayer requests. These are things that are personally improtant to me in the case that God does not choose to heal Tres.

1. Pray that I am able to carry Tres to full term. With Tres' condition this is very unlikely, but every day that I have with him is precious to me. Therefore, I want this pregnancy to continue as long as possible.

2. Pray that Tres turns head down into the correct position before I go into labor. With out amniotic fluid, babies have a difficult time turning and often get stuck breech or transverse(laying on their side). If that is the case, then I will have to have a c-section.

3. Pray that Tres is born alive and that we have enough time before he passes for us to be able to hold and cuddle him and that Luke and Ray will have a chance to hold him while he is living also.

These requests hit the major points of what I pray for daily. To all you prayer warriors out there we thank you for standing in the gap for us. I pray and thank God for you daily. I have prayed that God will bless you for your failthfulness. In James he says, "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." James 5:16b. It also says, "the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up." James 5:15a

Remember this though, God is at work and has his hand on this situation no matter what the outcome is.

And we praise him for that.


Donna Erickson said...

I see your mother as a massage therapist and she has told me that you are such a brave, young woman. We have such a good God who knows and plans our future even when we cannot begin to understand. I will pray for you, the baby, and your family to give you strength for the day.

In Christ,
Donna Erickson

Sharie said...

You, Tres, Josh, Luke, and Raylen will continue to be in my prayers. As much as I love you all, I know our heavenly Father loves you even more. I'm glad to be able to release you all into His care.

Jesus' own words on the power of prayer are these: "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. For everone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks the door will be opened. Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will five him a snake: If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" Matthew 7:7-11 Andrew Murray says of this passage, " Christ has good reason for speaking so unconditionally. Be careful not to weaken the Word with human wisdom. When He tells us heavenly things, believe Him. His word will explain itself to him who believes it fully."

Thank you for clearly letting us know what bread and fish to ask for. I love you.

Heather said...

Thank you for letting me know exactly how to pray for you. I pray every night, and through tears, I read this tonight, promising to lift your family up to the LORD EVERY DAY. I wish I had the most eloquent words to offer encouragement and love. Know that even though I don't know just how to word it, I love you dearly and am constantly praying and thinking of you!!!

Cayce said...

Hey Jessica and family ... I am a friend of Jana's (up here in NC) and she told me your story last night. Y'all are in my prayers and the prayers of many up here. Please continue to post how we can pray for you specifically. I know that God is still in the miracle working business.

In prayer and love,


MamaJ said...

Hey guys. We love you!