Monday's Prayer Update on the 4-year-old boy in ICU:
The next 48 hours are critical for J's brain recovery. Right now he is considered to be in a vegetative state. Encouraging news is his kidney function is improving. Thank you for surrounding him and his parents in prayer, for God's wisdom for everyone involved in J's care, and for God's will to be manifest to all. We know He is able to do exceedingly above all we can ask or think, and His Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. We praise the Lord for every encouraging sign of recovery.
Please continue surrounding "J" (age 4) in prayer for God's will to be manifest. His parents remain hopeful, but attending physicians are rather pessimistic about his prognosis. They do plan to continue supportive measures to see what happens. Pray especially for J's brain and kidney function to show definite signs of improvement soon, and praise the Lord that his heart and lungs have recovered well.
I shared some links with my brother about the power of God's Word for healing, in case he has an opportunity to pass them along to the parents. One is a true story about a little girl so brain injured in a car accident that doctors said no way could she survive. Her grandpa didn't give up on her and she recovered in spite of injuries incompatible with life, God's doing. Her grandpa read and prayed scripture over her for hours on end, looking past the physical reality to the spiritual reality of Jesus' stripes for healing.