Jul 6, 2007

72 hours of prayer ... Please join us if you can ..

Thursday July 12, Friday July 13, and Saturday July 14

Dear Family and Friends:

My son's doctors have recommended surgery. Our family believes in the miracles and wonders of God and in the power of prayer. Therefore, we are requesting your support as we embark upon 72 consistent hours of prayer, beginning the day before the surgery and ending the day after. While our family is always in need of your support, we are requesting a state of special prayer to protect and cover my son during this critical time.
The twelfth chapter of Acts beginning with the first verse describes an account of Peter in prison. Herod had just killed James and had intended to kill Peter after Passover. There are two extremely notable points about this story. First, Peter slept on the night before his scheduled assassination. What peace the power of the Master’s promises brings to His children. Jesus had promised Peter that he would not die of an early age. Therefore, Peter was able to rest in the assurance of that promise. In like manner, we will rest in God’s promises of healing for my son. The second significant point is recorded in verse five which tells us that “Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.” As believers of Christ, you are the church. The text in Acts goes on to tell us that Peter was bound by two chains between two guards and two more guards protected the door to the prison. By man’s standards, escape was impossible. But we know that nothing is too hard for Jehovah Nissi (God Our Banner). God sent an angel to escort Peter from the prison. Peter’s chains were loosened and he was led by the angel past both guard posts. For my son to emerge from this surgery with full removal of the tumor, no damage to his brain, and no side-effects or negative impact of any kind may be impossible by man’s standards. But the church is not convicted to live by man’s standards. We believe in the power of God Almighty and we know that God can and will deliver my son just as he did Peter.
The account of Peter’s release from prison ends with him knocking on the door of Mary, the mother of John where a community of believers was praying. Rhoda, went to the door and after hearing Peter’s voice, was filled with so much gladness, she did not open to the door but ran to tell everyone that Peter was there. The people did not believe her. They went so far as to tell Rhoda that “she was beside herself”. But persistent Peter kept knocking and after opening the door, the people were astonished. After God performs my son’s miracle, there will be some that will be astonished. But perhaps, this is the very reason why God is allowing these things to transpire (so that unbelievers will be drawn to him and believers will be drawn into a deeper relationship with him).
Another critical biblical account is recorded in Mark 2 and Luke 5. Jesus preached to a crowd in a house in Capernaum. The crowd was so large that four men could not get anywhere near Jesus with a man (presumably their friend) so He could heal him. The friends were determined to obtain healing for the man and uncovered the roof and lowered the man to Jesus. We invite you to be the Friends of my son that through intercessory prayer, lower my son to the feet of the Master.
A chart of general prayers to be offered each hour is included. This will ensure that we are praying on one accord. If you are willing to commit to being a Friend of my son, please email us at jailynnsjourney@gmail.com and let us know what hour(s) you will support my son through prayer. This will allow us to coordinate with everyone and ensure my son has full prayer coverage for the entire 72 hour period. Your support and obedience to God is appreciated far more than you will ever know.
As we believe that the blood protected the first born from destruction at the first Passover, we not only pray that the blood of Christ will protect my son (the firstborn) in the same manner, we also pray that someone who does not have a love relationship with our Savior today, will have one after witnessing the power of prayers to God.

Sincerely,
Jai

Day 1 – (July 12th) - Thursday
Hour
Time
Prayer Request
1st
12:00AM-1:00AM CST
Praise and Adoration to God
2nd
1:00AM-2:00AM CST
Praise and Adoration to God
3rd
2:00AM-3:00AM CST
Praise and Adoration to God
4th
3:00AM-4:00AM CST
Prayers for Peace, Comfort, Knowledge and Wisdom for Darrell, Jailynn, and my son and Prayer for Total Healing for my son
5th
4:00AM-5:00AM CST
Prayers that the tumor will lift itself off of my son's brain so that it can be easily removed without touching or cutting my son's brain in any form.
6th
5:00AM-6:00AM CST
Prayers that the MRI scheduled for today will give the Medical team new information on the tumor.
7th
6:00AM-7:00AMCST
Prayers for the financial aspects of the surgery, that everything will come together. Prayer for Darrell’s job and their understanding and flexibility.
8th
7:00AM-8:00AM CST
Check in time at the hospital for my son (Prayers that everything goes smoothly).
9th
8:00AM-9:00AM CST
Prayers for the preparation for the MRI
10th
9:00AM-10:00AM CST
Prayers for the nurses and techs involved with this new MRI
11th
10:00AM-11:00AM CST
Prayers for my son and the anesthesiologist
12th
11:00AM-12:00AM CST
Prayers for peace for Darrell, Jailynn, and my son ... no anxiety
13th
12:00PM-1:00PM CST
Prayers for my two other sons being kept by family for the next three days
14th
1:00PM-2:00PM CST
Continued Prayers for Total Healing for my oldest son
15th
2:00PM-3:00PM CST
Prayers for any child that will undergo surgery during this 72 hour period that they will also be fully healed.
16th
3:00PM-4:00PM CST
Prayers for anyone participating in this prayer stream in need of healing.
17th
4:00PM-5:00PM CST
Prayers for people that will be drawn to God as a result of the miracle
18th
5:00PM-6:00PM CST
Prayers for my son's Body - That it will be prepared to endure the surgery. Prayers that He will not have any seizures or that anything would prevent the Doctor’s from removing the tumor.
19th
6:00PM-7:00PM CST
Prayers that my son’s speech, sight, physical abilities, memory, hearing, and capability of learning remain in tact after the surgery.
20th
7:00PM-8:00PM CST
The family of my son united in prayer and prayers for the family of my son.
21st
8:00PM-9:00PM CST
Men of God Praying for my son - That my son will Grow to Be a Man after God’s Own Heart (Future Husband and Father)
22nd
9:00PM-10:00PM CST
Prayers for the weather that there will be no storms or anything that will disturb the surgery.
23rd
10:00PM-11:00PM CST
Prayer for the Medical Team that will perform the surgery (Peaceful rest, Knowledge and Wisdom)
24th
11:00PM-12:00AM CST
Praise and Adoration to God
Day 2 – July 13th - Friday
Hour
Time
Prayer Request
25th
12:00AM-1:00AM CST
Praise and Adoration to God
26th
1:00AM-2:00AM CST
Continued Prayers that the tumor will lift itself off of my son’s brain so that it can be easily removed without touching or cutting Jordan’s brain in any form and that the entire tumor is removed.
27th
2:00AM-3:00AM CST
Prayers for the Surgeons (Dr. Bradley Weprin and Dr. David J. Sacco) - Wisdom, Knowledge, Precision.
28th
3:00AM-4:00AM CST
Prayers for the facility where the surgery will occur – Completely sterile, clean, and bacteria free; that everything that is needed for the surgery is there, and that all equipment functions properly.
29th
4:00AM-5:00AM CST
Prayers for the plans God has for my son (Plans to Prosper and Not to Harm, for Hope and a Future) Jeremiah 29:11
30th
5:00AM-6:00AM CST
Prayers for Protection for my son - No Weapon formed against him will prosper
31st
6:00AM-7:00AMCST
Prayers for the Medical Staff including Dr. Bradley Weprin and Dr. David J. Sacco - (Knowledge, Wisdom, Precision) and Protection for my son
32nd
7:00AM-8:00AM CST
Continued Prayers for the Medical Staff, especially the anesthesiologist and the medicine he will use.(Knowledge, Wisdom, Precision) and Protection for my son
33rd
8:00AM-9:00AM CST
Continued Prayers for the Medical Staff (Knowledge, Wisdom, Precision) and Protection for my son
34th
9:00AM-10:00AM CST
Continued Prayers for the Medical Staff (Knowledge, Wisdom, Precision) and Prayers for Protection for my son
35th
10:00AM-11:00AM CST
Continued Prayers for the Medical Staff (Knowledge, Wisdom, Precision) and Protection for my son
36th
11:00AM-12:00AM CST
Continued Prayers for the Medical Staff (Knowledge, Wisdom, Precision) and Protection for my son
37th
12:00PM-1:00PM CST
Continued Prayers for the Medical Staff (Knowledge, Wisdom, Precision) and Prayers Protection for my son
38th
1:00PM-2:00PM CST
Thanksgiving to God for a successful surgery and for full healing.
39th
2:00PM-3:00PM CST
Continued Prayers for Knowledge and Wisdom for Darrell and Jailynn (including any decisions that need to be made).
40th
3:00PM-4:00PM CST
Prayers for my son while he is in ICU
41st
4:00PM-5:00PM CST
Prayers for the ICU staff that will come in contact with Darrell, Jailynn and my son
42nd
5:00PM-6:00PM CST
Prayers for recovery from the surgery. Doctors are concerned about his memory, sight and speech.
43rd
6:00PM-7:00PM CST
Prayers that God would restore all that my son has lost these last 4 years
44th
7:00PM-8:00PM CST
Prayers that there is NO pain and my son recovers well
45th
8:00PM-9:00PM CST
Women of God Praying for my son (Son, Future Father and Husband).
46th
9:00PM-10:00PM CST
Prayers that my son’s uniqueness and personality remain in tact.
47th
10:00PM-11:00PM CST
Prayers that my son would not have any memory loss
48th
11:00PM-12:00AM CST
Praise and Adoration to God
Day 3 – (July 14th) - Saturday
Hour
Time
Prayer Request
49th
12:00AM-1:00AM CST
Praise and Adoration to God
50th
1:00AM-2:00AM CST
Prayers for rest for my son, Jailynn, and Darrell
51st
2:00AM-3:00AM CST
Prayers for follow up visits within the next 6 weeks to 1 year.
52nd
3:00AM-4:00AM CST
Prayers that the tumor will NOT grow back
53rd
4:00AM-5:00AM CST
Prayers that the tumor has not affected any other organs/parts of the body
54th
5:00AM-6:00AM CST
Prayers that there are no infections
55th
6:00AM-7:00AMCST
Prayers for my son’s Future Ministry and Testimony
56th
7:00AM-8:00AM CST
Prayers that my son will move to a regular room today
57th
8:00AM-9:00AM CST
Sterility of the room and people coming in contact with my son.
58th
9:00AM-10:00AM CST
Prayers for my son's speech
59th
10:00AM-11:00AM CST
Prayers for my son’s sight (Doctor’s concerned about double vision)
60th
11:00AM-12:00AM CST
Prayers for my son’s physical abilities
61st
12:00PM-1:00PM CST
Prayers for my son’s memory and capability of learning (wisdom and knowledge)
62nd
1:00PM-2:00PM CST
Prayers for my son’s rehab team
63rd
2:00PM-3:00PM CST
Prayers for no more seizures
64th
3:00PM-4:00PM CST
Prayers for the medicine he will have to take after throughout his lifetime and that it will not effect him as a husband and father
65th
4:00PM-5:00PM CST
Prayers that my son rests well
66th
5:00PM-6:00PM CST
Prayers for people in this prayer stream
67th
6:00PM-7:00PM CST
Prayers for recovery, rest and release from the hospital
68th
7:00PM-8:00PM CST
Prayers for the next 6 weeks, day by day, my son’s recovery
69th
8:00PM-9:00PM CST
Prayers for the healing of the incision, no keloids
70th
9:00PM-10:00PM CST
Praise to God for the Privilege of Prayer and His Mighty Power
71st
10:00PM-11:00PM CST
Praise to God, Thanksgiving for Most Holy Lamb and the Power of the Blood
72nd
11:00PM-12:00AM CST
Praise and Adoration to God

1 comment:

Finally Defined said...

Jai-

I've committed to pray for the hour regarding Jordan's sight (doublevision), but I want you to know that I am (and have been) praying for his healing and for the dr's hands. I'll continue to do that and if you guys need anything, just let me know.

I love you.
rosheeda