09 December 2011

Prayer Request

A good friend of mine is pregnant with her second child.  She is 23 weeks, and has just recently learned that her unborn daughter has a serious set of abnormalities that immediately threaten her life and make her live birth unlikely.  She is about the size of a normal 15 week-old.  There are other problems I won't describe here. If she is born, she will likely not survive more than hours or days.  Thus, the joys of an expectant mother have quickly been replaced by crushing worry and sorrow.

Could you please pray for this mother and child?  Of course, prayers for miraculous healing are welcome.  But even a live birth to allow baptism would be of great comfort to her.

Thank you.


Delena said...


HSMom said...

Oh my. Prayers...

Anonymous said...

Yes! St. Giana and St. Gerard pray for mother and child.

Anonymous said...

My rosary tonight will be for these two dear persons - Mother and Child, indeed. May our Blessed Mother strengthen and console the parents and other family members. God is God and He is Lord.

V. Double

Anonymous said...

When we can do nothing else, we can pray and love. As we keep this family in our spiritual hearts, let us pray that we honor them by being instruments of the Lord's peace.

Lord, make us an instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,and
it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.


Karen said...

Yes, fervent prayers! But do you know if a baby can be baptized in the womb? I had not thought of this before and have not heard of it?

Latinmassgirl said...

My heart aches for her, and my prayers are with her and her husband.

ATW said...

Hail Mary...

Glory be...

Long-Skirts said...


Have you received
Christ's body dead
Like the sorrowful Mother
Who cradled His head?

Christ's body dead
Is the death of a child
Deformed or sickly
Did you feel beguiled?

Christ's body dead
Is the gift of disease
Physical, mental
Can't do as you please.

That's because Christ
Wants to be close
To you who accepts
The sixth sorrow's dose.

He chose you of hope
To cradle His head
For you know what is life
And what really is dead.

Climb Golgotha hill
For you can handle
So others can see
Your light like a candle

That Christ is with you
Before and behind,
And they'll follow your path
To the tomb quite resigned

Where quietly gently
All suffering will rest
And your head will be cradled
At our Lady's breast.

Oh sons of sorrow
The gift - your breath…
You'll breathe at your birth
Due to Christ's body's death.

I will keep you in my prayers dear chosen mother!

Dad29 said...

We have a family Saint, Maximilian Edward, who died from trisomy-18 about 12 hours after his birth. He was baptized, confirmed, and received communion.

He specializes in neo-natal work. I'll set him on the task.