Heavenly Father, we celebrate the safe arrival of the baby born to her brain-dead mother in the Czech city of Brno. How tragic that this baby’s mother had a brain hemorrhage early in her pregnancy! We are thankful the mother was able to get medical attention quickly enough that she could be put on life support long enough for the baby to develop. We celebrate the good work of the University Hospital that sustained the mother’s life and delivered her daughter! Now, Lord, we pray for this baby--born prematurely--to continue to develop well. We pray for her father, that he would have all the strength, grace, resources and support needed as he raises this girl alone—all while grieving the loss of his wife. As described in Deuteronomy, Lord, be the eagle that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, bearing its young on its pinions. Care for this father and daughter in ways that they will sense every day. May father and daughter both thrive. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
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