Sunday, February 13, 2011

This Heart Momma's Top Seven - #1 Prayer

On My Knees - Jaci Valesquez

 My number 1 as a heart momma is.....PRAYER.   Everyone needs prayer. 

"And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him."1 John 5:14-15

Although, God may not answer our prayers in OUR timing or in the WAY we would like, He always knows what is best for us, as He is the only one who can see what He has in store for us.  But, He ALWAYS hears us.  And I believe He is ALWAYS working for the good of those who love Him.  With prayer, we help carry the burden of another's sufferings.  It is a practical and important way to help those you love who are in need.  

I know a lot of people don't know how to respond when pain, tragedy or hardship, especially when it involves a child, hits a family.  I may just be speaking for myself, but I love to know when people are praying for us.  And I love written prayer.  Just a simple text or note what someone is praying for us means more than words can say.  It just tenders my heart to see the ones we love gather around and meet with God, intervening on our behalf.  

I created a page on my blog called "Prayers for Heart Friends".  I have also listed below all my heart friends their diagnosis and the dates of any upcoming surgeries.  Please take a moment to pray for these amazing families.  We are all enduring multi-faceted journeys right now and prayers are always needed.  I have a few more families I need to add to my list, as I am constantly meeting new heart families.  And, if you see your child on the list and want a specific prayer request listed for them, please let me know!!  I would love to help call more people to pray for your child or family.

On another similar note, the Lord has been speaking to me about starting another blog to document my faith journey as a heart momma.  I have somethings in the works that I am starting, so please be in prayer for this new venture of mine.  I love sharing about my faith in Christ on this blog, but feel I need a separate outlet as to not take away from the main purpose of this blog, to update friends and family on Liam and use it as a tool for CHD awareness and issues.  I will keep you all posted on the new blogs "happenings".  Thanks for sharing and being a part of our journey! 


  1. This is an awesome site and thank you. As I spend time in the hospital with my heart baby getting sick with the flu I am so grateful for you and all who reach out to help one another. We know how hard it is and how challenging it is to see our little heart babies go through what they go through. It is also very challenging when you are going through it alone. Yes, I am a single mom who is a WARRIOR for Shaquira's Heart. I love GOD and Jesus and prayer is my weapon. Thank you!

  2. My daughter Keely was diagnosed with HLHS, VSD, and Pulmonary Stenosis on Feb. 14, 2011 (CHD Awareness Day) She was born on June 15, 2011 and has been in the PCICU since she was born. Keely had her cath procedure at 13 days old and now, at 3 weeks old she is stable and doing well! The doctors in the PCICU are expecting her to be discharged from the Pediatric Cardiac ICU sometime by this upcoming week! She is such a strong little girl! Thank you for creating the site, it has helped me realize that I am not alone. Prayers truly do go a long way! Our CHD warriors are living proof! (: