Praying for my son, Matthew

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 3, 2005

in Blog

My son, Matthew, is very ill. He is currently dealing with an ear infection and a respatory infection and is on an anti-biotic as well as albuterol breathing treatments. He's had a temperature of 101 to 103 over the last two days. If he does not start getting better, we may need to take him to the hospital for x-rays to make sure that he does not have pnemonia.
Obviously I've been praying for him continuously. This morning, I wanted to read the scripture where Jesus was approached by a man who's child was very ill. In the story, the child had actually died, yet Jesus was able to simply speak and bring health and even life back to this child. It's my prayer that Jesus will bring healing to my son Matthew and that he does not have pnemonia.
Would you please pray with me?
Here's the story from Luke Chapter 8:40-56
Jesus Heals in Response to Faith
On the other side of the lake the crowds received Jesus with open arms because they had been waiting for him. And now a man named Jairus, a leader of the local synagogue, came and fell down at Jesus' feet, begging him to come home with him. His only child was dying, a little girl twelve years old. As Jesus went with him, he was surrounded by the crowds And there was a woman in the crowd who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years. She had spent everything she had on doctors* and still could find no cure. She came up behind Jesus and touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped. “Who touched me?” Jesus asked.Everyone denied it, and Peter said, “Master, this whole crowd is pressing up against you.” But Jesus told him, “No, someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.” When the woman realized that Jesus knew, she began to tremble and fell to her knees before him. The whole crowd heard her explain why she had touched him and that she had been immediately healed. “Daughter,” he said to her, “your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” While he was still speaking to her, a messenger arrived from Jairus's home with the message, “Your little girl is dead. There's no use troubling the Teacher now.” But when Jesus heard what had happened, he said to Jairus, “Don't be afraid. Just trust me, and she will be all right.” When they arrived at the house, Jesus wouldn't let anyone go in with him except Peter, James, John, and the little girl's father and mother. The house was filled with people weeping and wailing, but he said, “Stop the weeping! She isn't dead; she is only asleep.” But the crowd laughed at him because they all knew she had died. Then Jesus took her by the hand and said in a loud voice, “Get up, my child!” And at that moment her life returned, and she immediately stood up! Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. Her parents were overwhelmed, but Jesus insisted that they not tell anyone what had happened.

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