Words of Hope: Prayer Sisters

Today is my middle daughter Ariana’s birthday. She has the last birthday in four weeks of March birthdays to celebrate in our family. When she was four months old, she stopped gaining weight. She looked wan and sickly. I went to doctor after doctor without help. Some said she would be mentally delayed or that she would possibly die. I stayed up all night, researching the internet, looking for solutions for my tiny baby girl. One day, my dear friend recommended I send her photo to a nunnery in France where the sisters pray day and night for sick children. 

I sent a large 8×10 photo of Ariana with her story and name on the back. Several weeks went by, then slowly, miraculously, Ari began to get well. I began to find ways to help her. I give all credit to the prayers prayed for Ari by friends, family, and the beautiful women of God I have never met. I am thankful for the world community of people willing to pray for each other and join in sweet intercession for those in need. 

When I see Ari turning twenty, an elegant dancer and performer, a brilliant thinker and powerful student, and lover of God, I remember with joy her miracle life. I thank God for a family and a father like my Dad and my sisters in Christ on the other side of the world who prayed day and night on her behalf.

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.” – 1 Timothy 2:1