I Believe in the Prayers of the Saints...

and so I make a point of asking you to pray.

Last night, a mom came to Tenwek. For reasons that are unknown, but that I'm certain are horrific and yet horrifically insufficient to justify her actions, she drank a pesticide in an attempt to end her life. She also gave the same to her three children. One has died. One is on a mechanical ventilator in the ICU. The last is on the brink of also needing a ventilator to continue breathing. Mom herself is also in the ICU, but doing better than the children.

So, the best case scenario is that she and her two kids survive, without impairment, and she has to live with the knowledge that she has killed her child.

We are in need of redemption that we do not have the resources to provide. So, we look outside ourselves. We pray.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.


Megan said...

"...but the Spirit himself interceds for us with groanings too deep for words." A prayer, with groanings, was sent to heaven for you and this family.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what to pray, but I am praying with you.


Anonymous said...

"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives" Genesis 50:20

"And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

I will pray for this family, and for you.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I am praying...just don't know what to tell our Heavenly Father! Linda S.