Pray for Charlie Gard

James 5:15-16

And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the LORD shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

If you are on Twitter, I am sure you have seen at least one tweet about the sick little boy, Charlie Gard, who is in a British hospital on life support.  The British government has given the hospital the authority to remove Charlie from life support based on his prognosis.  Charlie’s parents have been fighting tooth and nail to keep their son alive on live support to find someone else who is willing to give him the care he so desperately needs.

Mr. Donald Trump, the President of the United States, has offered to assist in Charlie’s care.  Mr. Trump has pledged America’s assistance to the Gard family, if the hospital no longer wants to provide him with care.  As of last evening, the hospital would not release Charlie and would not agree to allowing anyone else to care for him.

Today, I did read a tweet from LifeSite news that said Charlie remains on life support, and that his parents are headed back to court.  President Trump is out of the country, but I also read that he is meeting with the British prime minister to ask her why she is refusing to help the Gard family save their little boy’s life.

This situation baffles me because I have been the victim, just this past year, of government intervening in my parenting my children and I am floored at how bold and crass the government can be when it comes to homosexuality, death and children.  Why are we, as humans, so obsessed with death?  Why do we not want to see others live?  We are killing babies in the womb.  It is murder and we call it “a woman’s right to choose”.  We are killing ourselves with this obsession with homosexuality…and calling it “the right to love anyone [I] want”.  We are killing our children with lies that we call the truth, and it is breaking my heart.

If you are reading this, please pray for Charlie Gard, his parents and their extended family.  I cannot begin to imagine what they are going through.  Pray for the doctors and nurses who are caring for him, that they might be saved by the blood of Jesus Christ.  Pray for the prime minister of Great Britain, that she would turn her heart to the LORD, and see that God, and God only, is the Giver and Sustainer of life.  Pray for the American government, that we would turn from our wicked ways, so that God will heal our land.  Pray for President Trump, that if he does not have a relationship with the LORD Jesus Christ, today would be the day of his salvation.  Pray for his family and his administration.  Pray that the LORD would soon come, because we need Him terribly.

Please pray for Charlie Gard.

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