Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pray for Couples with Chronically Ill Kids

Please offer a prayer for married couples with chronically ill kids. Pray that they find God's grace and draw strength from the sacrament of marriage to face the daily challenges of raising special needs kids. Pray that God gives them peace and comfort through the sacrament of marriage and the courage to work on the problems they face together with God at the center.

It is SO hard to work on a marriage when life seems to revolve around one medical challenge, surgery or illness after another. Often times, we keep our heads down dealing with the medical crisis at hand and forget to think about our marriage. Sometimes, we forget to place God at the center. 

On my Catholic Tea Party Hippie blog, I just wrote about a family who lost their health insurance because of Obamacare. I cannot imagine it, though the reality scares me. I'm offering an extra prayer for those folks today- we know there are thousands of people losing their insurance, many with chronically ill kids. Pray for their situation to improve, but also pray for their marriages. The stress can be unbearable.