Monday, December 14, 2009

Shame and pain

Today I'd like to request prayer for 6 people I've never met. A family. Husband, wife and four children - 2 boys, 2 girls. The woman is a professional acquaintance of mine although I've never met her face to face.

In the wee hours of Thanksgiving morning, violence exploded in this family's home. Apparently not for the first time. Violence against the youngest son and then against the mother. The oldest child, a son, 17, called the police.

The husband and father was taken away - leaving behind emotional, physical and financial devastation.

There is more than violence involved, much more. This family could certainly use our prayers. In fact, the wife and mother - Denise - has asked for them.

So, on behalf of Denise, Brian, Haley, Gage and Maggie would you pray for healing, for peace, for comfort and however else you feel led?

I would also ask for prayer for the husband and father, Steve. His story is a tangled, convoluted, ugly, sordid mess...one that only the Father will be able to make right. So I will be lifting him up too.

**UPDATE** I've just found out that Denise is suffering from nightmares (how sad...understandable, but sad). And if she is, I can only imagine what the children's sleep must be like. Would you add restful and restorative sleep to your prayer list for this family? Thank you!

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This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
John 3:19 NIV

4 comments:

Nitewrit said...

Gigi,

Yes, I'll pray for healing. It is ashame things reach such a point in families.

Thank you for your recent comments. I did peruse that book, "23 Minutes in Hell". I think this age is coming to its conclusion. It is getting much like Noah's day I fear. But Scripture has warned us things will get very evil toward the end so we wouldn't fear and lose hope.

Thanks for reminding us of this: "In our actions, in our NON-ACTIONS, in our words, in our spirits...NOT in condemnation - for Christ came not to condemn the world, but to save it!"

I have been planning a post and that passage that Christ came not to comdemn might fit in very well.

Larry

Jody said...

Please tell Denise I will be praying for her and her family and her husband. I'm writing their names on a card right now. Thanks for sharing Gigi, we are family!

Dawn said...

So so sad!

Greg said...

Hi, Gigi! That is very sad to hear and even harder to imagine. But there is healing in Jesus. Whatever the problem or situation, He can bring true peace. I'm praying for them all.