Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Prayer for a Baby Girl

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6

It's been a very traumatic few months on the Photography Cafe for a family with a new baby girl. This little girl has had a very rocky ride for her entire life of six months and we've all be riding this roller coaster with her and her family.

Two days ago, her father telephoned me from England requesting prayer as she had to have one of her kidney's removed but none of the surgeons and anesthetists thought that her poor little heart could withstand the surgery. It all looked very, very grim yesterday.

I posted on Christian Photographers about this last minute request and the folks really rallied around. Surgery was at 2 pm British time yesterday and there were people all over the world praying at that time for this wee tyke. Some of the members of CP were setting their alarm clocks in order to be able to pray when surgery was starting over in England.

We've heard today from Daddy who says that she's come through the surgery! She was on a ventilator for awhile after the surgery to help her breathe but then later, she was playing with a toy! You can read about some of this family's journey with this dear little girl's health here.

I thought it would be special if we could listen to this song by Celine Dion and Josh Groban...

THE PRAYER

"The Prayer"

I pray you'll be our eyes, and watch us where we go.
And help us to be wise in times when we don't know
Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way
Lead us to the place, guide us with your grace
To a place where we'll be safe


La luce che tu hai
I pray we'll find your light
nel cuore restera
and hold it in our hearts.
a ricordarci che
When stars go out each night,
eterna stella sei


The light you have
I pray we'll find your light
will be in the heart
and hold it in our hearts.
to remember us that
When stars go out each night,
you are eternal star
Nella mia preghiera
Let this be our prayer
quanta fede c'e
when shadows fill our day


How much faith there's
Let this be our prayer
in my prayer
when shadows fill our day
Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe


Sognamo un mondo senza piu violenza
un mondo di giustizia e di speranza
Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino
Simbolo di pace, di fraternita


We dream a world without violence
a world of justice and faith.
Everyone gives the hand to his neighbours
Symbol of peace, of fraternity
La forza che ci da
We ask that life be kind
e il desiderio che
and watch us from above
ognuno trovi amor
We hope each soul will find
intorno e dentro se
another soul to love


The force his gives us
We ask that life be kind
is wish that
and watch us from above
everyone finds love
We hope each soul will find
around and inside
another soul to love
Let this be our prayer
Let this be our prayer, just like every child


Need to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe
Need to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe


E la fede che
hai acceso in noi,
sento che ci salvera


It's the faith
you light in us
I feel it will save us

5 comments:

Susan said...

Pat, such a sad thing when infants are so very ill. Your post is so very inspiring. All those people coming together in faith for this tiny child, touches my heart very deeply.

RUTH said...

It's heartbreaking to think of the suffering so many young children go through. I'm pleased to hear that all has gone well for this little one; may her recovery continue. A beautiful song and Celine Dion has always been one of our favourite singers.
Rx

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am so glad she has survived the surgery. And prayer works, of course.

I am back from my self-imposed vacation.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Nita said...

Pat, the song you've chosen is one of my favorites, and goes perfectly with the moving story of the little baby.

We've all been praying for her and for her family..

CG said...

Oh, such good news Pat! I'll keep her in my prayers xx