Friday, February 5, 2010

Special Request


I don't think that it would be a surprise to any of you that I believe in God. He sustains me and gives me strength.

I believe in prayer.

I know of a family that needs your prayers right now. A little girl, E.K.W., has been hospitalized in intensive care for a week now. She's three years old and was running around like a typical toddler two weeks ago. She had been recovering from a stomach bug when her breathing became quite difficult and was air lifted to the children's hospital. She is in very poor condition. Her life is touch and go.

I'd like to ask you to pray for the little girl and her family. They need what only God can provide them.

If you don't know where to start, try this prayer that Jesus taught, as recorded in Matthew 6:9-13:

The Lord's Prayer
Our Father who art in Heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses (sins),
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

Here's a more contemporary translation:
Our Father in Heaven,
holy is your name.
Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in Heaven
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours.
Now and for ever.
Amen

God will wipe away every tear from their eyes;
there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying.
Revelation 21:4 NKJV


Here are the incredible words of the little girl's mother,

"What used to matter doesn't matter anymore. I can't explain what you feel when you see your child this way and you are helpless, but I know God is with us. I will never question Him. Again she beat the odds. I believe He is giving her strength that not many ever acquire. He has a purpose for her, a destiny..it is evident in this battle for her life. 'The battle is mine saith the Lord' and I am awaiting His victory."


Please pray first, but if you'd like to leave a comment, I'll print them and see that their family gets your messages.
Thank you.

UPDATE:
EKW has undergone two surgeries since my original posting. She is still in intensive care, but in stable condition. She is under the watchful eyes of four nurses all the time. (I like to think of them as two angels at her head and two at her feet!) Only family members are allowed to see her and only two at a time. I think that her healing and recovery may take a very long time. Your continued prayers are so very appreciated.

AND ANOTHER UPDATE:
From her mommy, "Good news today..lungs look great we are pulling slowly off ECMO. Please pray for 100% recovery...all vital organs restored tomorrow as they attempt to pull her off of chemical paralysis...Strong heart and mind. God, He has been so good to us! Mom needs strength tomorrow. The awake and suffering really gets to me even when God is carrying us."

Keep praying!

28 comments:

  1. I am a cancer survivor and I firmly believe in the power of prayer in my life. I am praying for this precious little girl and I pray that God holds her in His arms and gives her the strength to get better. Love & blessings from NC!

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  2. I will definitely keep this precious little girl in my prayers! I pray that the great Physician will lay His healing hands on her!

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  3. I cannot imagine what this mother is going through... how terribly frightened for her little girl she must be! Please know that I will pray for her family and for her, that she has the strength to take care of herself as well as her little girl. I hope you will keep us posted.

    Jessica

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  4. I am also a cancer survivor in NC. I would not be here without prayer. The little girl and her family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted
    xoxo Pattie and Allie

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  5. Little E and her family will be in my prayers.

    "Call upon me in the day of trouble,and I will deliver you." Ps. 50;

    "God is our refuge and strength." Ps. 46.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Jennifer aka Gigi

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  6. I said a prayer for this family!

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  7. Holding this family up in prayer ~ have and will continue to pray for healing and strength during this difficult time ~ awaiting their victory!

    Jo

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  8. Our prayers and well wishes are yours.

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  9. I'll be praying for this family and this precious little girl. Your friends strength is an example to all of us to to trust in Him. Please pass along my prayers and let us know if there is anything we can do. Praying for you too my sweet GSG.

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  10. We will add her to our prayers tonight....

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  11. We have mutual blog friends and one passed your posting to me... I prayed for this precious girl this afternoon.

    Also, how timely both our posts are today. Mine is about when we promise to pray for someone. If you'd like, you can take a peek.

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  12. i have a little girl myself-
    who was once three years old...
    i know what it is like to have a sick child.
    i will pray for her and her family.

    this is so good of you to do
    xx

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  13. I will be praying for her too. Right now I have an almost three year old and I just can't imagine what this family is going through.
    Hugs,
    Chesnye

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  14. I am a mother of three children. I can't imagine life without them. I will be praying for her healing...and peace of mind for the family. xoxo Wanda

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  15. I am a believer too and prayer sustains me....I will keep this precious little one and her family in my prayers.
    Blessings...

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  16. I know the power of prayer from when my son Aaron had a life threatening reaction to a medication two years ago. Tears come to my eyes as I join you and other bloggers in prayer for this sweet child.
    xoxo,
    Sue

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  17. I believe in the power of prayer. I too had a sick child and was told he may not pull through. My heart goes out to the whole family and I will continue to prayer for this dear child.

    xxx deb

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  18. just checking back in to see if there is an update!

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  19. Praying and still praying. This is absolutely heartbreaking.

    Please Lord. Pour out Your healing oil onto this precious angel!!!!

    E-mailing you.

    Love,
    Sibi

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  20. I am praying and will continue to pray. It is so scary. Harry is home recovering from a stomach bug too and it makes you realize how very precious this life is. God just gives us these kiddos and this life for a small amount of time before he calls us home. I pray that EKW has a full recovery and that the Lord holds her fmaily in the palm of HIS hand during this tought time.

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  21. Hoping all is well ~ any updates on sweet EKW? Praying for a full recovery.

    Thank you for your sweet comments regarding my son Nicholas. He is doing better ~ thank you!

    JO

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  22. I am late in reading this post, but God knows when our prayers are needed. I am going to write a prayer right now as I pray it.
    Dear Lord Jesus,
    We lift up precious EKW. I can't imagine the pain and fear her parents are going through right now. Please comfort them, Lord. Please give EKW the strength to fight this sickness. Grant WISDOM and patience to her doctors. Lord, help us all to remember that you alone are the Great Physician. You alone bring healing; doctors and nurses are merely your vessels. Lord, please heal this precious little girl. Through each day, may your name be glorified. Amen.

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  23. Believing God for complete recovery for this sweet baby.

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  24. Such a sad story, but such a hopeful ending! I will be thinking of her and her family and sending good thoughts. I would be devistated if anything happened to my own girls, so I am so happy to hear things are getting better!

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  25. Can't stoping thinking of EKW. Any updates?

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  26. Thank you for the updates. I have been praying for this little girl. I too have a friend in the hospital in ICU battling pneumonia. She is in critical condition. Her name is Nickie. Can you pray for her too? It is SO scary how a simple illness can progress to these dire conditions so quickly.

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  27. I am praying for a complete healing of baby EKW.

    Psalm 27:13-14
    I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord: be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

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