Dear God, thank you for watching over Eric while he's been here in the hospital. I pray that you will continue to guard him, protect him, heal him. Eric had a good night last night, stable, his O2 sats were 97-100, he looks better. And I was feeling pretty good about all this. Until his doctor came in this morning. Lord, he is so pessimistic. He offers us so little, if any, hope. But our hope is in you, Lord. Prove this man wrong. Surprise this doctor. Amaze him by what your healing touch and the power of prayer can do.
Thank you, Father, for the care he is receiving here, for the wonderful nurses and respiratory therapists who are doing their best to restore Eric to health and make him comfortable. Thank you for his doctor. Fill him with your wisdom to know how best to treat Eric. Thank you for the countless prayer warriors out there who are lifting Eric up day in and day out. We feel their love. We see little miracles every day. Thank you for our parents who are taking care of us and Andrew. Thank you for all our friends who are supporting us with phone calls, visits, meals, and most importantly, prayers.
Father, protect Eric from the dangers of life in ICU. It's a precarious place, fraught with potential obstacles and setbacks. Guard him from germs that could infect him. Protect him from negative drug reactions, medical errors, accidents. Protect him from the panic of the paralyzing agent Pavulon, which he needs right now in order to heal his lungs. Ascertain that he is sedated adequately enough that he doesn't feel buried alive in his own body, unable to move a muscle. Unable to communicate, to scratch an itch, to grimace when he feels pain. Fill him with your supernatural sedation, your divine peace and comfort, and enough fortitude to endure this difficult time.
Thank you, Lord, for your grace and mercy. Please continue to heal Eric and restore him to the healthy young man he is. Preserve all that makes Eric unique and special -- his steadfast faith, his servant heart, his love of humanity, his curious and knowledge-seeking mind, and the beyond-his-years maturity. Hold him in your hands, Lord. Carry him through to full recovery. Heal him, and every day of his life will be a witness and testimony to your awesome power.
In Jesus' name, Amen