Fr. Tim Fountain has requested prayers for his son Joseph. There are so many wonderful young people suffering from this illness and its complications.
Lamentations 2:18-19 (Amplified Bible)
The hearts [of the inhabitants of Jerusalem] cried to the Lord. [Then to the congregation, I, Jeremiah, cried, addressing the wall as its symbol] O wall of the Daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night; give yourself no rest, let not your eyes stop [shedding tears]. Arise [from your bed], cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches; pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift up your hands toward Him for the lives of your young children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street.
Jacob rested his head on a stone, the heavens opened above him, and the angels ascended and descended upon him. When the children of Israel thirsted in the wilderness, Moses struck the stone, and water streamed forth.
Jeremiah spoke to the stones in the wall of Jerusalem and admonished them to weep. We are living stones, being built into a spiritual temple, and our tears run down like a river day and night. We have prayed and wept for our autistic children. Our hearts are poured out like water before Your face.
Jesus, You are our chief corner stone! We stand on the promise that You are the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Send forth Your living water into the spirits, souls, minds, and bodies of Joseph, Lauren, Christopher, and all those with this affliction. Wash away all the impurities, reroute their neural connections, and restore a proper balance of neurotransmitters.
Have they not been resting on You? Commission Your holy angels to ascend and descend upon them.
Heal them, Lord. We trust in you; help our lack of trust. Amen.