Sunday, July 3, 2011

Special Prayer Request for Lisa Van Ella and family

Special Prayer Request for Lisa Van Ella and family. Today (July 2nd) Lisa's sister Lori and husband Rick lost their youngest child (10 year old Karissa) who was killed in an ATV accident. Lisa's son Wyatt flew back to Indiana to spend 3 weeks with his Aunt Lori, so he's present there for this sad tragedy.

Prayers are needed for Lisa as she flys to be with her sister Lori and family...

“God, bring comfort and peace to Lori & Rick and their families, who have lost their precious child Karissa in death. We come to you, God because we know that you are acquainted with grief, that you too have endured the loss of a child and that you can and will empathize.

We can’t help but ask, “Why?” Forgive our insistence, our confusion, even our anger. We believe that you are just, and we ache to understand how this tragic death is an expression of that justice, how it expresses your love. We also know – in our minds at least – that you seldom answer the “why?” question. We press you, but on these matters you are mostly silent.

What we ask instead is “how?” How can we endure this horrific loss. How can this bring us together and not tear us apart? How can we now live under the shadow of this untimely death? Answer this prayer with your comfort and guidance.

There is no way to remove the pain. The grief is real. The only sanity is to know, to believe, in a life beyond with you, when all the scales are righted and the sufferings are made good. We trust you and your promise that while this child’s life on earth is done, her life beyond has just begun. With that release we lose her and let her go into your arms, then by faith receive in return the boundless comfort of your presence. That is all, that is enough.

Please God give this family the strength they will need in the coming hours, days, weeks, months and years ahead... We ask this in your name, Amen.

1 comment:

  1. dear cherie, I have just read your prayer that has been sent up in behalf of Laurie and her husband Rick for the loss of their little girl. I was very touched by this prayer as I read it it drew me in as if to be in the arms of Jesus. It also gave strength to lift up the families who are in such a valley of grief. Thank you for allowing God to usae you in such a way.I have been lifting this family up in unceasing prayer since reciving this sad news. I hope that as they read this prayer they will find hope and strength to face each day ahead. Blessings to you as you step out in faith for others thank you Betty