GBS Update: Friday 23rd April 2010

We just want to thank all of you for your heartfelt prayers for Luke. We have a Mighty God who hears every one. When I arrived yesterday morning he was sleeping deeply, which hasn’t happened during the day before. When he woke he was bright, and said he had slept all night felt ‘normal’ again. His BP and heart rate have been stable, and the profuse sweating has stopped. He said he felt at peace, physically and spiritually, and we both enjoyed some worship songs – Luke was laying there singing but with no sound. It was very moving! He tells us that the doctors yesterday have told him that this weekend is critical for him, and he has asked his Church leaders to come and pray with him again, hopefully today. We have spoken to his nurse this morning and she said he had another good night, and was stable this morning.

Please pray

1 That Luke would remain stable at this point and have no further autonomic responses to the GBS. That his body temperature would remain normal, and his BP and heart rate.

2 That Luke would start to see physical strength increase. He had his wriggle back yesterday, but no movement in his fingers.

3 Continue to pray for total healing, Luke is in faith for this too

4 For wisdom for the medical team looking after him. The consultant queried why Luke was on so many different drugs, and also their quantities. They are in the process of weaning him off some and reducing others. Please pray that they will get the medication right.

5 For God to continue to be with Luke, to speak to him, hold him, love him.

You are amazing, and we have had so many prophetic words, pictures and scriptures from so many of you over this time. We do believe them to be promises of God and hold onto them. Thank you doesn’t seem enough! Please accept our apologies for not replying, hopefully getting this daily update will go some way to saying how heartened we are to be surrounded by your love and support and passionate prayers for Luke. It’s impossible to respond to every message we are getting which is why we send this out, but we do read every one.

‘O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. …..When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honour……. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!’ Psalm 8

How amazing that our Lord Jesus Christ thinks about us and cares about us. He numbers the hairs on our heads and knows each beat of our heart. Nothing about us escapes Him, and we can trust Him completely.

With our love

Gary and Debbie

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