Saturday, May 30, 2009

Prayer Request: An Update

A week ago I came to you all asking for prayer for Scott from Washington D.C. Thank you all!

Scott's lungs cleared up enough that he could undergo surgery, and as far as I know, it went very well. In addition, his broken vertabrae did not do any major damage his spinal cord. He can make a fist and move his feet, even in the induced coma. He will have a long road to recovery ahead. Please continue to pray for Scott, and for his family as they all walk this road together.

I have witnessed the power of prayer in my life and in the lives of my friends and loved ones over and over again. When I think of all of you, from wherever you are around the world, I see the Gospel come alive. Particularly my favorite story from the Gospel of Mark:

When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it became known that he was at home. Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them, not even around the door, and he preached the word to them. They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him. After they had broken through, they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Child, your sins are forgiven." Mk 2:1-5

I've posted about this verse before; one reader even commented about how Jesus saw the faith of the paralytic's friends. Certainly, Jesus has seen our faith, too. He sees it in our actions, as we gather together using this miraculous tool we call the Internet. Haven't we just cut a proverbial hole in the roof and lowered Scott into the presence of Jesus?

What a testament to the power of prayer.

9 comments:

Matthew said...

Greetings

I just found your blog listed under the New Blogs in the St. Blog's Parish Directory. Welcome to the Directory and welcome to the Catholic blogosphere.

Laudetur Jesus Christus!

Joe Strain said...

Gina.. great news about Scott.. God is GREAT! Amen Amen.. Tonight I pray for thanks of Scott's positive healing.
DeColores
handsome joe

Diana said...

Gina, this is wonderful news! Praise God!

And welcome aboard, Matthew!!! So happy to have you!

Gina said...

Hi Matthew, thank you for reading, and for your warm welcome. Whoever came up with St. Blog's is most definitely a pal of mine!

Gina said...

Joe, thank you so much for your prayers. God IS great!

Gina said...

Diana, hopefully he will continue recovering. Now, if he just would quit smoking....

Anonymous said...

Dear friends,

Please, support me in prayers for an urgent, difficult intention:

For my complete reconciliation with my loved one, ex fiance NEBOJSA



That Nebojsa DOES NOT GET INVOLVED INTO ANY NEW RELATIONSHIP, but that THAT HE BE DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH ME AND start CALLING ME, APOLOGIZE, that God with His QUICKENING SPIRIT work out peace between us, LEAD OUR FURTHER COMMUNICATION AND GIVE US WISDOM IN BEHAVIOUR TO EACH OTHER, COMPLETE RECONCILIATION and NEW BEGINNING!

THAT GOD DESTROY ALL DEVILS AND WEAPONS FORMED AGAINST OUR RELATIONSHIP IN THE NAME OF JESUS ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, protect our love and future (that our relationship be stronger and successful one) and bring us to marriage as soon as possible!

God gives promises, and I know He is FAITHFUL!

I am sure when your prayers join mine will surely receive a miracle. I am praying with Faith and please help me in this.


Thank you very much. God bless you. I pray for you. Praise the Lord for He hear prayers and answer on it.

Katarina

Gina said...

Hi Katarina,

You are in my prayers. I will pray with you, and pray that the Lord touch your heart as well, giving you peace and clarity as you walk through this difficult time in your life.

God bless,
Gina

Nancy said...

I am thrilled to be a part of your blog followers. I so admire your dedication to the Church and to the Saints. You bring us news and info that we just don't hear every day. . .that is a good thing. Please keep up the good work and keeping speaking the truth for He who is Truth....N

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