Saturday, February 26, 2011

Never Give Up Praying

The power of prayer has overcome enemies (Psalm 6:9-10), conquered death (2 Kings 4:3-36), brought healing (James 5:14-15), and defeated demons (Mark 9:29). God, through prayer, opens eyes, changes hearts, heals wounds, and grants wisdom (James 1:5). The power of prayer should never be underestimated because it draws on the glory and might of the infinitely powerful God.

I will never be able to stress this enough, there is so much power in prayer!  Your prayers are amazing!  Adam seems to be over his cold and had a great day!  He seemed to be back to himself.  Never give up on praying for Adam's FULL restoration.

 The nurses at Spaulding are convinced that he was moping yesterday and that he missed me, he didn't want to eat, drink, or even take his medications... and today he was a brand new man.  He kept smiling, and kissing my face, he was so happy when Mackenzie and I walked in together this morning for breakfast, it was so awesome to see him so happy.  This afternoon I called Cookie, Adam's mom, to tell her a funny story and I asked Adam if he wanted to say and he did.  When Adam got on the phone, it was the loudest clearest I have heard his voice!  He even laughed over the phone, it was so great to hear.

We spent the day spending time together as a family, it was so wonderful.  We enjoyed just being together.  Mackenzie and I are both exhausted from getting up early.  So we're calling it a night!  Good night everyone.


Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are together again, as a family. Moping, I don't think that's the right word. He was just missing his other half and their child. I get sad when my husband is gone for a very long time....overnight, or just at work, sometimes. :) I love you guys and rejoice with you in Father's guiding you just where He wants you to be. Hugs, Marion

Anonymous said...

hi amy,
thank you for summing up the impact of prayer. it kind of hit me, this morning i was laying in my bed and thought about whether god wanted me to pray for adam anymore. usually when i prayed for him all kinds of issues came up what to pray for, but the last week was like a desert, im sorry to say that but it was a struggle. this morning i was thinking about it again and suddenly it was like 'pray this for adam' and bum an issue plopped into my heart and i was all exited about it and couldn't wait to pray. It was awesome, god still want me to pray for your man, which is great because i want to pray for him, but only with god's guidance.
oh amy, have a nice day with your fam.
big hug,

Anonymous said...

I could not help re-reading the previous post as it has been in the back of my mind since I read it.

"I'm not going to go into any great details right now, but please be praying for me as I have a really big decision to make. At this point I have to make the best decision for our family, I'm looking at what's best for Adam, but also what's best for us a family and for us to not have to keep moving from facility to facility. "

I pray that you make the right decision not only for your immediate family but for your's and Adam's family as well.

You have made awesome decisions along this journey and will do so again

Debbie said...

I want to encourage anyone who is struggling with continuing to pray for Adam, or anything else that might be on your heart, not to become silent. The enemy wants us to become discouraged, and our communication with the Lord broken. God wants us to share everything with Him: the good, the bad, the ugly. He can handle it. We must continue to trust in God's plan, even when it doesn't make sense to us. Here are some verses that I hope will be a blessing...

[1] Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (Hbr 11:1 NIV)

[12] Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (Rom 12:12 NIV)

[17] You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, (Psa 10:17 NIV)

[6] Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. [7] And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phl 4:6-7 NIV)

[42] "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done." (Luk 22:42 NIV)

[3] Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; [4] perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Rom 5:3-4 NIV)

[14] When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future. (Ecc 7:14 NIV)

[16] Be joyful always; [17] pray continually; [18] give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. (1Th 5:16-18 NIV)

[16] Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hbr 4:16 NIV)

[2] Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, [3] because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. [4] Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (Jam 1:2-4 NIV)

[1] Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. [2] Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Rom 12:1-2 NIV)

[26] In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. [27] And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will. (Rom 8:26-27 NIV)

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