I am an author of this blog- but mostly I just pass on information that I hear from others. But God has laid it on my heart to add some other folks along with the Thrailkills who need our prayers-
1) The extended family and their friends who are caring for Lane, Holly, and the girls. They have their own lives but have sacrificially stepped in to take care of the Thrailkills. Pray for comfort, strength, energy, and especially words to speak comfort, life, and hope to Lane, Holly, and the girls. Pray that God fills in the gaps for them, when things at their own homes may not get taken care of. Pray that God blesses them for their service. Pray that they feel renewed each day and filled with God's Holy Spirit.
2) Pray that God would be glorified in all of this. That each doctor, nurse, orderly, whoever comes in contact with this precious family would see Christ. That they would come away believing without a doubt that there IS a God and He is alive and working!
3) Pray for the woman and two men that hit Holly and Graceyn. Pray that they would come to see a need in their life for salvation and would seek God with their whole heart. Pray that they would see their alcohol addiction as this huge chain dragging them down to their death- and that the only way to break free would be to ask Jesus into their lives. Pray that God would radically change, save, and redeem them.... even though they don't deserve it. None of us do.
I know that the last one is hard. It was hard for me to write. But I do write it unapologetically. Jesus said in his Word:
In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can't get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God's part.
If you, God, kept records on wrongdoings, who would stand a chance? As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit, and that's why you're worshiped.
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.All scripture quoted from The Message.