Praying for a miracle

March 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

Been a slow few days on The Ignatian Educator because of devastating developments at Xavier. One of our seniors was involved in a major accident on St. Patrick’s Day and is in extremely critical condition. We had a prayer service last night at the ICU and are praying for a miracle.

At another prayer service today on campus, we prayed over the story in scripture where Jesus heals Jairus’s daughter (Mk 5:21-43). Jairus runs to Jesus and tells him, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.” Shortly thereafter, Jesus comes to the house and says (in Aramaic), “Talitha koum,” or “Little girl, get up!” Immediately the girl gets up. She is healed.

Today my prayer has been simple: I want Jesus to tell Greg to get up.

Another prayer of mine has been to let myself, and our community, be desperate — and to lay our collective anguish at the feet of Jesus. To tug at his cloak, to shout His name, to drop before Him with nowhere else to turn. So many miracles begin just this way, with people surrendering everything — their hope, their pride, their theorizing — to Christ and Him alone. So this is what we shall continue to do, all the while praying for a miracle.

A.M.D.G.

Posted by Matt Emerson.

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