Wednesday, June 6, 2012

An Urgent Plea For Prayer

June 6, 2012

Today I have a serious prayer request—in fact, I consider this a clarion call to any and all Christians around the world who may be reading this blog today.

A few weeks ago, I asked for prayer for a family that was going through some serious stuff, and yet I never said what the issues were. Today, I will explain as much as I possibly can without jeopardizing the situation.

There is a family with five children, three of who are now adults and living away from home. There are still two minor boys in the home. The father has sexually molested all five of his children during their lifetimes. He has admitted to this, on tape, and one of the grown children is pressing charges against him, trying to bring him to some form of justice. The mother has divorced the father, and is trying to protect her younger sons as best she can, by keeping them away from him when he has a scheduled visitation. There is an criminal investigation in progress, but the father has not been charged as yet.

There was a hearing this week as to the visitations and a judge has refused to take into account any of the evidence submitted about the situation. He simply declared that since there is to be a permanent custody hearing in 15 days—he just upheld the original visitation set up in the divorce.

This means that the father will have access to his sons one day during the week, and he will have them for the entire weekend every other weekend. It is only for 15 days, until the permanent custody hearing, and then there will hopefully be a solution to this situation that will protect the boys.

Today the father will have his first visitation with his sons after school. I am asking—no, I am BEGGING for prayer for these two boys, their mother and the other children as they go through this situation.

I am also asking for prayer for the father. I ask that God will intervene in his life, and deliver him from this abomination of behavior. I have been told by professional counselors that people such as this man can NEVER be healed of this evil.

And yet…

Luke 1:37 says, “For with God nothing is impossible.”
Luke 18:27, “But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
Matthew 19:26, “But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

People, I serve a God of miracles. I know that He can change this situation into something good. He can heal this entire family, He can free these children from their past—in fact, I have seen this already happening in several instances. I understand that the father has free will and can ignore what he knows is right so he can continue this evil. I know there is a bigger picture to be seen, and that I don’t have to know what the future holds for this family, because God knows.

Right now, I am simply doing the only thing I can. This is ultimately a spiritual war—as it says in Ephesians 6:12, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

So, as in any war—I am rallying the troops, calling to duty all prayer warriors, asking that they will do battle on behalf of two young men who have no choice in this matter.

This IS my chore today. Thank you all in advance for your prayers.
© 2012 by Evelyn Edgett

1 comment:

  1. Dear Evelyn,

    I'll be praying! Lord help that family in this time of crisis.