Early Morning Prayers

Someone on “Team Matthew” must have been praying at 1 o’clock this morning! To that person I say, “Thank You!”

I slept from 11-1 when I heard: “Mommy, I can’t get out of bed!” All the alarms were going off (a sound to which I’m getting inoculated, being in here 24/7). I jumped out of bed to find my son dangling by just his arms, IV lines, and of course that precious EVD line coming out of his head! I pushed the call bell and with all my might shoved him back into his bed.

He had managed to find the one small opening at the end of the rails to make his escape. Caught just in time, and after three nurses assessing, they conclude that all is well! The physical therapist told me yesterday that his mind will run ahead of body performance. Case in point! As my main role is security guard, the rest of the night I was on high alert!

Prayer: I do much of that while here – for Matthew, for you, for people I meet. There is nothing more reassuring to my soul than talking to the God of the universe. I realize others are praying too!

I see and hear a lot (except for those rare times when I’m dead to the world). My roommate’s mother pulls out her rug four times a day and, between our curtains, prays facing Mecca. The conservative Jewish family zooms each evening – their prayers are said in Hebrew (and tonight the Sabbath elevator will stop on every floor).

If you know the God of the universe, pray that Matthew can get his drain out today, no shunt revision needed, and continued healing! Thanks!

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Editor’s note: Jeremy is praying Colossians 4:3-6 for his mom. It says:

At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. (ESV)

Jeremy adds, “Paul ends the book asking the readers to remember his chains. Mom, just wanted to let you know we are praying for you and remembering your chains (chained to Matthew, Haha).”

4 thoughts on “Early Morning Prayers

  1. Wow!! Thankful all ended well! Matthew has his angels and prayer warriors surrounding him!! Thanks for your wonderful updates!! Prayers continued for everyone!!

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  2. Just love hearing all these “Matthew stories”. We are so happy that all is going well with his post-surgery. We will continue to pray.

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  3. Wow! Thank God Matthew did not fall and that all his tubes and lines were in place. You must be exhausted. We are praying you will be able to get more shut eye so you can last for the long haul. You have a mission all around you. Praying God will open up opportunities to have spiritual conversations.

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