I’ve Been Praying for You

Follow this nurse's example and splash Jesus into the lives of those around us.

Posted in , Apr 28, 2015

Praying hands. Photo: Thinkstock.

I’ll start by warning you that you might want to grab a tissue for this one. I’ve watched this video 8-10 times and I’ve cried every time I’ve seen it.

WTVR in Richmond, Virginia, shared this wonderful story that originated with a Facebook video by Becky Miller. The Texas mom posted about her daughter, Bailey, who had been paralyzed for 11 days from the waist down—and there were no answers as to why.

Just to set the scene for you, on the day this video was taken, Bailey was waiting on her favorite nurse, and she had a big surprise for her—Bailey had started walking that day.

Nurses are special, and my family has been blessed by some awesome ones during our hospital visits and at our doctor’s offices. The story would have been precious just with Bailey’s surprise and the nurse’s shock—but it’s what the nurse says that really starts the tears for me.

After grabbing Bailey in a giant hug, she cries, “Thank you, Lord! Oh my God, thank you, Lord! Oh, Jesus, thank you!”

And then with deep emotion she says the words that grab my heart every time, “Oh, I’ve been praying for you.”

What a precious gift for her patients. And that made me think of something: It doesn’t matter what occupation we have, or if we’re retired or still in school, we can all give others the gift of praying for them.

I think one of the things I love most about this story is that this precious nurse is just overflowing with Jesus—and it splashed onto the life of her patient.

At the end of the conversation between the nurse and young Bailey, the nurse says, “See there! I told you. Just keep on praying.”

Sweet friends, let’s follow her example. Let’s ask God to put five people on our hearts. Take some time and pray for them, and then pick up the phone or send a Facebook message or a text and tell them, “I’ve been praying for you.”

Let’s splash Jesus into the lives of those around us.

Dear Father, thank you for this precious nurse and for answering her prayers for Bailey. Help me to remember to pray for others and let them see You in me. Amen. 

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