On this first day of Lent, I received this urgent PRAYER REQUEST. (Note: Jessica is Lisa Prizio's niece)
John & Cindy Maranelli's daughter Jessica was rushed to Columbia Children's
Hospital tonight. The Doctors there determined her liver has stopped functioning.
She will need a liver transplant ASAP to survive. Please pray for God's will to be done.
Please pray that through this pain God's Glory will be revealed to all. Please pray our
Lord will spare her life and heal her body.
Thank you in advance for all your urgently needed prayers.From Rev. Barb-Please pray with me:
Lord God, we enter this Lenten Season and we remember Jesus's forty days in the wilderness.
We are in our 'own' wilderness now and we come to you with prayers for your child Jessica Maranelli and her parents John and Cindy and their friends and family.
Please have mercy on them, dear Father.
Please heal this teen with the gift of life and end her suffering.
We pray that she may live a complete and happy life, doing all good works in your Name.
We pray that she may be as a 'living testimony' to your Goodness and Faithfulness, even as we realize that short of a miracle, a gift for Jessica can only result from the loss of the earthly life of another.
To that end, we pray not solely for the Maranellis, but also for the 'donor family' we may yet meet and thank for their incredible love in the face of incredible loss.
Today we 'fear' when we should not, and we are 'tempted' in our weakness at this time and so we pray actually for 'that miracle cure', if it be Your Will, so that none must lose their earthly lives.
Absent your sudden Intervention this way, we are content to know that Jessica and all those who suffer acutely need only know the Promise you assure us of when we are 'transplanted' to Eternal Life...
In that Life we are free of all sadness and pain, after lives well-lived here and lessons learned through our Creator,
When our 'work here' is completed, we look forward to an Eternal Life reunited with our loved ones, fully restored to a 'perfect health', thanks to You alone...
And we thank you for the Promises you make to us, dear Lord.
We are faithful and we love you for them, even as we ask you to bless Jessica's doctors, surgeons and health care advisers in all their endeavors to save her life.
We pray these things in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"