Thursday, July 16, 2009

Prayer update for pain

Please pray for Jacob's body. He is moving around a lot, grimacing, biting down on his breathing tube, moving all four limbs, trying to open his eyelids ever so slightly. It is so hard for us to watch this. Please pray that whatever pain he is in would be soothed. Keep him calm. Allow him rest. At the same time, grant him energy to fight whatever battles he must. No one else can do it for him.
Not only for the pain... but also for the disorientation he must be experiencing after being under for weeks, not to mention the effects of the medication. He is basically stoned out of his mind from the drugs he is on, and will have to go through withdrawals once off of them.

This is just an update for prayer. Pray to whatever capacity you are able.



Bob Duffy said...

The prayer team continues to pray, day and night, and when we don't know how to pray as we should, the Holy Spirit Himself intercedes for us with utterances too deep for words.
We pray for Jacob, for healing, for strength, for endurance through the pain, and for all the Kirendalls as you go through this horrible journey. May God wrap His everlasting arms around you.
- the Duffys

Lotus Lady said...

Praying....sending thoughts of floating ever so gently on a sea of love and peace.

Jeff and Jen said...

praying with our kids for Jacob right now.

Nic said...

My entire family will be praying tonight and each day.

Stay strong Jacob!

design one e said...

my whole family (and my friends) are praying for your wonderful son/brother.

SLOwsley said...

Lord Jesus, on behalf of Jacob and his family, we approach your throne of grace with confidence, so that we (and they) may receive mercy and find grace to help us (and them) in this time of need.

einbildungskraft said...

I was going to make a small financial donation but am not clear who I should write the check to?
from...a mother of a teenager at Harbor, sending love and encouragement to you in this ordeal.

Sharon Shenk said...

"In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind." (Job 12:10)

As I read your journal entries, I'm trying to remind myself Who is able to do all things that we ask. We are praying.

God is working - all the time.
God is good - all the time.

Jacob's Journey said...

information on donating is in the left hand column of this page, checks made payable to "Jacob's journey"

Victoria said...

You bet ya we'll be praying that the breathing tube will be removed soon.

God we ask that You will be helping Jacob to breathe better and better each day so that the doctors can remove that tube from him. God because You know that it will help with some of Jacob's discomfort. Continue to heal every area of his body and amaze everyone with Your healing touch and power. We thank you and praise You for healing his lungs and that breathing is a little easier on him now. God, You are sooo good!!!!! Continue to be with his family, strengthen them, comfort them and draw them closer and closer to Your heart. Put a praise song in their hearts for You.

Come and glorify Yourself for all to see and be amazed!!!

Todd said...

I am going to pray that jacob will not remember this painful time. My first four days at UCSD Medical center were very hard for my wife to watch. Several days later and now I still do not have reollection of the skin peeling pain I was told that I went through. May God have mercy on Jacob.