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Visual Faith & Social Media Prayer

A health emergency rocked our family this past July into August. We are still in the days of recovery and trying to find out just what the medical issue is for our granddaughter Hadley Grace. We share the story here of what happens when a family is surrounded with Visual Prayers by the body of Christ.

We received many prayer cards and saw the power of prayer when the call for prayer is shared by social media.

Within a very short time there were hundreds of people praying for Hadley- once the call for prayer was sent out to friends.

We saw prayer needs shared on Facebook, Instagram and in many church prayer groups. There were Bible Study groups lifting Hadley and her family to the Lord in prayer.

The outpouring of love and prayers stunned our family. There is no way we can estimate how many people were and continue to pray for Hadley. We have been overwhelmed with the charity. love and concern from so many people.

We witnessed how social media became the modern day “prayer chain”. We saw encouragement from the body of Christ, from people we knew and did not know. Our spirits were lifted by the many prayers of encouragement received. We were far from them in the hospital and there were no visitors. These days are extra challenging with the COVID restrictions.

I dropped off watercolor paper, a set of watercolors and water brushes to daughter Laura at the hospital.

Her Visual Prayers became documentation of days and nights all rolled together in the 2 weeks in the PICU and another week yet in the hospital.

When there are few words sometimes a stroke of brush and paint on paper transcends our litany of words.

Hadley Grace celebrated her first birthday on August 15. There are so many things we are grateful for in these days. We continue to pray for complete healing as her parents work with her new doctor in Michigan. The power of prayer in a media world was beyond our imagination and we certainly saw the positive power of uniting people from all over the world in prayer. To God be the Glory.

Connie Denninger and daughter- Laura Schumacher

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