Saturday, July 23, 2011

Please Pray!

Annabelle Phillips is in need of some serious prayer this morning.

Annabelle is an adorable little girl who just turned 1 about a week ago. Annabelle was born with a CHD and spent 323 days in the hospital after birth. Part of that time was spent on the transplant list until she finally received her new heart.

Since then, she has been playing the home again, hospital again game.

Yesterday, Annabelle's mom, Krista, wrote on her blog that she was gagging and having trouble keeping anything in her belly.

This morning, Annabelle coded.

I'm unsure of the details, but an ambulance was called, she was emergently ventilated and CPR was performed. She was then lifeflighted to the hospital.

Thankfully Annabelle made it to the PICU, but she is still intubated.

Please be praying for Annabelle, her family, and the doctors and staff helping to make her well again.

If you care to leave Krista some love or prayers, please visit her blog HERE


Jessica said...

praying! I follow her mom on twitter and her mom tweeted about 2 hours ago that Annabelle was stable and in the PICU

Peach said...

Praying! I can't imagine how scary that must be.

Bumper said...

Jill I enjoy reading your blog and identify with so many of the feelings you exhibited in your low times. I am a 'lapsed' Christian but I have to ask this question to you guys out there. I once believed in divine healing, etc but when God didn't do it for me, I figured maybe we have this healing thing wrong. God already knows what's going to happen and our life is set on a course, so why pray? What is going to happen will happen regardless of whether we pray or not won't it? I can no longer in all honesty tell someone that God is going to heal their loved one, etc when he didn't do it for me. Isn't the proof of the pudding in the eating. Funnily enough, there are still times I find myself saying 'God please...' then I think what's the point.

The Real Life of a Red Head said...

Bumper- I, too, have thought this same question over and over. When we were first given Joshua's diagnosis, I wasn't sure how to pray. I didn't want to pray for healing because that could have been outside God's will. At the same time, I felt like maybe I wasn't putting enough faith in Him by asking for a miraculous healing.

Through all of my struggles with prayer, I finally concluded that I need to pray for my acceptance of God's will, and that His grace would cover me if His will was not the results that I wanted.

I absolutely think prayer is worth it. It is our form of communication with God. He wants us to ask. He knows that we don't understand the full scope, but He wants us to trust and love Him enough to cry out to him. He may say yes, he may say no. But he wants us to ask. (by the way, these are just things that I have muddled my way through- I have no formal theological training, so take what I say with a grain of salt...I'm not an expert!)

When I find myself praying for others, I pray for God's will to be done- whatever that looks like. And I pray that we are at peace with whatever the outcome. I pray for those who are directly involved- doctors to have answers, parents to have peace, pain to be lessened, and most importantly God to be glorified no matter what.

I'm not sure if that helps or not. Like I said, this is still something I struggle with almost daily.

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