Friday, August 5, 2011

Pray for Kaia

  I come today with heart breaking news of my oldest and dearest friend Katie, sister's baby. Leanne was due with her and her husband Ryan's first precious baby, a little girl last week. Upon delivery of little Kaia Brielle, things didn't go as any hopeful new parents expected. It went from breathing problems, to serious findings of neurological issues. As of Tuesday the prognosis was that Kaia may never walk, talk, and possibly even breath, or eat on her own. Then the news that her life may not go past infancy, apart from major life support. I can't imagine the pain, anguish, and grief Ryan and Leanne are experiencing, along with their families! She is now at Legacy Emmanuel in Portland, Oregon. Or as Ryan named it, "Legacy Jesus" I am asking that you pray every single second that you can think of for this precious little one!

1 Thessalonians 5:17 "pray without ceasing"

  After 5 days of disappointing results and news, today they have received a slight glimmer of hope. Kaia's brain looks "wormy!" This is a good thing..."worminess" is a sign of brain development. There is so much more involved & complicated aspects to her little life, that I couldn't even begin to share, but God knows. So please pray on behalf of Kaia, Leanne, & Ryan! Pray that the healing power of the Lord would be upon Kaia. If you have FB, please search for the Pray for Kaia Donovan Facebook page.
Ryan, Leanne, & Kaia

Phillipians 4:6-7
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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.

  I have to say that Ryan's writings have been so clearly written and it helps all of us on the outside to see inside the breaking heart of a father & mother faced with some of the worse situations anyone could ever be in. It absolutely rips your heart, yet you can see that they are so full of God's grace and have their eyes fixed upon Jesus. It reveals the faith deep inside a couple who live their lives to honor the Lord. It's so refreshing at a time that is so dark. Praise God for his strength that he has given them!

Exodus 15:2
The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.  
1 Chronicles 16:11
Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
Psalm 28:8
The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Psalm 105:4
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Ephesians 1:17-21
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come

    All these things I ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!

Luke 18:27
And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this and for your prayers! They are all appreciated so very much. And thank you for the encouraging scriptures--how great is our God! He is the great physician, and I pray without ceasing that he will touch little Kaia with His healing hand, so that we may be able to enjoy many, many years with her.


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