Sunday, January 12, 2020

Prayer and praise about precarious childbirth in South Africa  Image: supplied

Heavenly Father, we are extremely grateful for your intervention during a tense and dangerous labor and delivery. We offer thanksgiving for Nhlonipho Zulu, a taxi driver in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, who tended to a panic-stricken young woman in premature labor. We thank you for his quick actions by first getting this young woman to a clinic for care and for ultimately delivering the child himself in his taxi. We are also grateful for the elders in a nearby homestead en route to Benedictine Hospital who provided assistance. Lord, we are greatly distressed by the allegations that this young woman was not treated properly by the nurses at Buxedene Clinic and was instead sent away, endangering the welfare of the mother and child. We seek the truth in this investigation and for proper action to be taken by the health department to ensure that critical mistakes are not made in the future. We praise you as we learn that the young woman and her newborn are doing well. We pray that this mother and child will both grow in a relationship with you and use this birth story as a platform to share about your greatness and your glory. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer contributed by guest prayer blogger Brandi South:

Brandi South resides in Chambersburg, PA, with her husband, their daughter, and their two rescue cats. She is employed at Shippensburg University of PA and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree starting in the fall. Brandi is a member of Grand Point Church in Chambersburg where she enjoys serving on the First Impressions Team as a greeter. Some of her favorite scripture passages are Psalm 25 and Ephesians 2.

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