the power of prayer

In the interest of full disclosure and to ask for a favor, I have a story to tell. My previous post was partly inspired by a very sad event.

My next door neighbor is a woman in her early 80s. We love her to death. All our neighbors do too. She's our surrogate grandmother, mother hen, matriarch. Remember all the fun that I missed out during the aftermath of Hurricane Ike? It all happened on her drive way. She was surrounded by all the neighbors and their kids. She's the glue that holds all of us together and her family is just as wonderful.

She called us at 10 pm last night, crying and begging (literally) for prayers. She told us that her 11 year-old great grandson had been found, unconscious and without a heart beat at the bottom of a hot tub. His dad found him and gave him CPR while they waited for the ambulance. He was taken to the hospital alive and was going to be going through some tests and a brain scan because even though he was breathing he was still unconscious. That's the last I heard.

Our neighbor left really early this morning and hasn't returned. I'm really worried. I goofed around doing chores, twittering nonsense and what-not but my mind hasn't strayed away from this all day.

I believe in the power of prayer. If you do to, I would certainly appreciate it if you could send some this way. Pray for this family and their boy. Please. Thank you.

23 comments:

  1. my prayers are with you tonight.
    -Adelle

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  2. If I could tell you how many answers to prayer I have received we would need to talk for weeks. I believe in prayer very strongly! Our son was literally healed from an illness that had no cure...took 6 years, but hey, The Lord has more on His plate than just my kid. Hugs and prayers your way!

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  3. My heart goes out to your neighbor. I have been praying, and will ask my family to pray right now, with us. --Maria

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  4. My heart is heavy with this news. My thoughts will be with them.

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  5. They are in my prayers. I'm so sorry.
    Please let us know.

    Lydia
    www.understandblue.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm praying for your neighbor and her family. May God be with them and may they have His peace during this time.

    Tina

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  7. This is heartbreaking. Sending my thoughts and love. Please keep us updated. (I know you will.)

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  8. they're in my thoughts and prayers.

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  9. I'm praying for that little boy...

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  10. i am sending my thoughts and prayers out to your neighbor and her family. this breaks my heart to hear and i am hoping and wishing that all will be well.

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  11. May the Lord do His will in this little boy's life and in his family. My prayers are with you all!

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  12. I believe in prayer.
    I will add my voice.

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  13. I believe; I will pray too.

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  14. I will keep the little boy and his family in my prayers tonight.

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  15. My thoughts and prayers are with the young boy.

    J

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  16. Absolutely. Any news? I know I just received this, but I will pray too.

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  17. I came across your blog through Knack. God is good and He is merciful. I love that the Word says, He is not only ABLE, He is always WILLING to give us the desires of our hearts. I pray this little boy will not just be well, but that he will have an awesome God-blessed life ahead of him. Thanks for sharing.
    Petrina

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  18. Just heartbreaking. bad things happen to good people and being a mommy myself, this makes me aware more than ever of life. and what life means. is the little boy ok?

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