Thursday, January 15, 2009

Prayer Request

From Really Rosie:

Please pray for my friend R. She is twenty weeks pregnant with her third child, and went for a routine fetal anatomy ultrasound yesterday, which showed that she is carrying a boy with two markers that correlate with Down Syndrome. The doctor ordered an amniocentesis to verify, but the results won't be known for two weeks. Although they are Catholic, her husband has indicated that he would want to terminate this pregnancy if the amnio proves conclusive. R. is feeling guilty (she has two boys, and had been praying for a girl) and scared. Please keep her family and her new little one in your prayers.

6 comments:

Mrs. T said...

I'll be praying for them and for the life of their child. I have several friends whose lives have been blessed by Downs children, in ways they would not have foreseen when they first learned that their children had Downs. I hope and pray that this father will have the wisdom, faith, and courage not to foreclose on those blessings.

Pentimento said...

What a beautiful prayer. Thank you, Mrs. T, and to all who are praying for R. and her family.

Tertium Quid said...

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of thy mercy.

Pentimento said...

Amen, TQ.

I haven't had an update on this mother's situation, but soon will.

retiredwaif said...

Any word on this situation?

Pentimento said...

Yes, here's the update, just received: the amnio showed that the baby does not have Down Syndrome after all. Thank you for your prayers.