Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pray for a healing collision: God and Jacob

I am sitting in Jacob's room - it is 10pm - we need to go get some sleep. They have told us that we need to be well rested and take care of ourselves so that we will be strong and available when Jake is awake and needing us. I am so torn. He needs us now. We are praying for another miracle. "Lord heal his lungs so that we can have surgery tomorrow to clean his skin."

Thank you for praying. That sounds so trivial but from the depths of a father's love and the anguish in my soul, I thank all of you. So many of you have joined us on this journey and from the very beginning we have been told that it is a rollercoaster ride - even for this amazing medical staff. We see hope and improvement in one instant and then despair in the next.

Right now they are giving him 100% oxygen but his body is only accepting around 90%. It keeps dipping below 90 and a warning bell goes off. Then it goes back up to 91, 92, 93. We are praying that the Jacob's Spirit will be filled with God's Spirit and that it will remain above 90.

"Say to those with feeble hearts, 'be strong, do not fear;
your God will come, he will come with vengence;
with divine retribution he will come to save you.'"
Isaiah 35:4

-Tom

a p.s. from Robbie: pray for the Spirit to heal Jacob's lungs, to perform a miracle TONIGHT. He needs this so that they can operate on his potential infections. Pray incessantly and obnoxiously. Expect this of God. It is what we want. We as a family must sleep and trust through the night.

Good night Jacob.

12 comments:

renee said...

Tom, I was so excited this morning when I heard from you and your hopes were up. Now, my heart breaks with yours...
The girls (who are still up trying to hear Ryan and I talking) just came and prayed with me specifically for Jacob's lungs. As a family, we will continue to pray. Love you all!
Renee

-By the way, I've already gotten quite a few e-mails with pictures and I'm working on Jacob's book...keep 'em coming, guys!

Nini Lettner said...

I am praying right now too! I have friends around the world praying along side of you all as well! I am working on getting heaps of prayers and pictures for your family!! Much love to you guys!!

Heidi said...

10:45pm....you get some sleep....let us pray for awhile...

Mary Beth Magee said...

I think of you all and am sending positive thoughts and prayers for Jacob.
Mary Beth

Victoria said...

PRAYING!!!! & Worshiping the Lord God our CREATOR! REST In HIS ARMS ... we will continue to PRAY for MIRACLES.

thebodygarage said...

Hopefully you all are sleeping now...I'll be praying myself to sleep soon. Praying comfort for your family and healing for Jacob.
-Stephanie

Steph said...

Lord, I thank and praise you for being a God that heals. You say you will rise with healing in your wings, so Lord I ask that your Spirit breathe life into his body. Just as Lazarus was, let Jacob's body be transformed by your presence and his heart be filled and given life again by coming face to face with the God who spoke and created the world.
Holy Spirit, comfort his family in the deep places that words cannot reach. Give them yoru peace that passes all understanding and minister to them while they sleep. Let those helping them at the hospital have wisdom in caring for Jacob, but let them see you Jesus as you heal and restore him and be changed forever.
We lift these requests up to you in the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.

Alicen said...

God, protect Jacob. Get him through. Heal his lungs and rid his body of infection. Please, God. Hear my prayers and the prayers of dozens, maybe even hundreds of others. Hear us, O Lord! As we cry to you for Jacob's life, fervently and desperately. My heart hurts for the Kirkendall family. Give them strength. Give them courage and grow their faith. But God...heal Jacob. Bring him out of this trial. Heal him, God. I want to demand it of you. I know you have the power to heal him right now. God! Don't you love Jacob? Don't you love all of us who are praying so desperately for his life? His death CANNOT be the best for all of us. I know you are perfect and I have no right to be acting like this, but I'm actually crying right now, God. And I don't cry like this. Heal Jacob. Heal him. Heal him. Heal. I can't ask it any other way. Save his life again. Give him the gift of life and let him use it to grow to your heart and share with everyone he meets. Restore his body, Lord. And, God, comfort Tom. Give Debbie faith. And Robbie strength. And Jensen hope. And Aunt Julie peace. Be with the family. With MY family. Be with their hearts. Hold their hands. Give them hope and peace. Heal Jacob. Give him a fighting spirit. Take infection from his body. Give the doctors wisdom. Please, God, bring Jacob out of the dark and on the road to recovery.

"The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in is illness you restore him to full health." Psalm 41:3
"By this I know that you delight in HIMl his enemy will not shout in triumph over him. But you will uphold him because of his integrity, and set him in your presence forever." 41:11-12

God, heal Jacob. He is a guy who could do real damage to the devil's schemes. Sustain Jacob's life against the attacks of the devourer. Protect Jacob from the evil forces of this world.
Get more people praying, God. LEt's get everyone praying.

"You have multiplied, O LORD my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare to you!" Psalm 40:5

You are great, O God. You are powerful and mighty and perfect in word and deed. You give and take away. You heal and grow your children in faith.

Heal in your son's name, O my God, O perfect Father. In Jesus' powerful name, protect and heal Jacob Kirkendall.

Victoria said...

Hide me now, under Your wings
Cover me, within Your Mighty Hand
When the oceans rise & thunders roar
I will soar with You, ABOVE the storm
Father, YOU ARE KING over the flood
I will be still, Know You are God
Find Rest my soul in CHRIST alone
Know His POWER in quietness & trust

Still
Hillsong United, words & music by Reuben Morgan

Victoria said...

Lord Jesus, Be Jacob's EVERYTHING

(Tim Hughes : Everything Lyrics)
God in my LIVING
There in my BREATHING
God in my WAKING
God in my SLEEPING

God in my RESTING
There in my working
God in my thinking
God in my speaking

Be my everything
Be my everything
Be my everything
Be my everything

God in my HOPING
There in my DREAMING
God in my WATCHING
God in my WAITING

God in my laughing
There in my weeping
God in my HURTING
God in my HEALING

Christ in me
Christ in me
Christ in me the HOPE OF GLORY
You are EVERYTHING

Be my EVERYTHING
JESUS, EVERYTHING, JESUS, EVERYTHING

Good Night

peter said...

Tom and family, we at GVCC are praying for you and following Jacobs recovery daily. Blessings to your family during this incredibly tough time.

Sharon Renwick said...

Our family is praying and we have asked friends literally from all around the world to pray for Jacob also.

"The Sovereign Lord is my strength..." Habakkuk 3:19