Saturday, September 24, 2005

Dr. Sichting expected Beej to get worse overnight and "he really didn't." His blood gas numbers are not great. Some have improved slightly, and some have declined. His surgery sights are expectedly seeping, and will need changed often. He is running a temperature of near 101. Cultures have been sent to see if yesterdays procedures "stirred" something up, infection wise.

She said that "BJ will declare himself in the next 24 to 48 hours whether or not he is going to make it." They have done about all they can do for him.

He has fought battles at every turn. We have longed for him to make real strides in improvement. Now is the time it must happen.

Lord, I am trusting that you did not deliver him this far to now take him home, but you know that whatever You will, we understand, and in this case, are trying to desire.

BJ's dad

154 Comments:

At 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent: iPod: A1: Be Still

 
At 7:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for the peace of God to surround your family and room 2001 today. We pray for the hospital staff who have been caring for BJ.

Indianapolis

 
At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My family (myself and 3 kids) is still praying both for BJ and your family. Stay strong.

God is good all the time.

Melody
Dacula, GA

 
At 7:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We continue to stand with you and pray for God's will to be done. May you be encouraged and strengthened by the love and prayers of so many throughout our world. May God touch each of you as you continue this journey. We do love your family.

In His Love,
Lori Burkert
Zionsville, In.

 
At 7:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus is the Lord of Today.
Walker

 
At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent, Deanna, Lauren, Whitney and BJ,
We continue to pray for you at Highland Lakes. We have groups here this weekend that are praying for you. A group at breakfast just sang "Praise God from whom all blessing flow". We love all of you!
Gay Christy

 
At 7:44 AM, Anonymous On Our Knees... said...

We are praying, praying & praying!

Lord, we simply echo Brent and the family. We desire a miracle, yet we desire to glorify You in Your work. In faith we ask our hearts' desire of complete healthing and in faith we ask for Your peace in Your answer.

All glory to You!

 
At 7:46 AM, Blogger xxxx said...

his strenth has strenthed me for my life's chllenges. if he can go through all of this, i can face my trials. what a dignified, angelic, young man. i pray for the presence of the holy spirit to take strong hold of the hospital room and everyone there.

 
At 7:46 AM, Anonymous Kailey (Gulf Shores, AL) said...

Jesus, Please hold the Higgen's family in the hollow of your hand. Help them through what's to come. LORD, we know that you know what you're doing, even if we do not understand it. Jesus, thank you for who you are. We praise and exalt your name. Amen.

***********************************

You are continually in my prayers.

 
At 7:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm praying for God's blessing on BJ and his family. I pray for God's hands on the doctors and nurses who are treating him. I pray that if it is God's will, that BJ receive healing. If it's God's will to take BJ to Him, then I pray for a peaceful crossing and for stenght and mercy to his family.

 
At 7:48 AM, Anonymous Jonathan's Mom said...

Dear Lord,

Thank you for the blessing of BJ and his family. You know the desires of our heart. Whatever today may bring, we trust that your light will continue to shine brightly in room 2001.

Amen

 
At 7:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers contiune to be with your family day and night.

The Abston family
Indpls

 
At 7:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miracles happen and that is what we need today. That is what we are praying for.

Randy, Debbie and Caitlin McLeroy
Gardendale, Alabama

 
At 7:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have already said a silent prayer for this young man before I even knew who he was. I recently began employment at St. V's on 86th and as I toured the PICU was told a 15 year old boy was currently on ECMO and what that entailed. My heart ached for him and his family and I will continue praying for him as his struggle continues

 
At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for the hospital staff that is caring for BJ. and i am praying for BJ to have strength and for him to have no pain through this. I am praying for the family that they be strong through this. I pray that it is Gods will for Bj to inprove... I pray for a good calm recovering day.

Mooresveille indiana

 
At 8:03 AM, Anonymous The Harleys said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you today.

Steve, Leslie and Sammy Harley
Indianapolis

 
At 8:06 AM, Anonymous Loretta said...

Lord we worship you. We thank you for his healing we thank you Lord. We stand in awe of you Lord. Help us to be still and wait on you. Comfort this family Lord as they wait. In Jesus Name Amen.

continuing to pray Loretta, Youngstown, OH

 
At 8:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where You lead, we will follow, Father, God...praying, praising and filled with hope for today and forever...thank you, Lord, for recovery in all ways...

 
At 8:11 AM, Anonymous Balog family said...

we are praying for you and for bj to get better and to let God's will be done.
SuzAnne Keith, Marissa, Marley, and Ethan Balog
Fishers.IN

 
At 8:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only God can raise up BJ to serve Him again
Only God can strengthen a family when their strenght is at its end
Only God can call so many of us to rise up in prayer
Only God can take this miracle from here.
God we know that Only YOU CAN. For You name's sake we ask that you do.
I also pray that you use BJ's story to call hundreds of believers to full time christian service. Stir us all to give our all, all of the time.

Reeder's, Indy

 
At 8:11 AM, Blogger Lynn Andrews said...

Keeping all of you so close in thought and continual prayer. May the Lord bless BJ with his healing touch today and give peace and strength to his precious family.

Your brothers and sisters love you all!

Lynn
Macon, GA

 
At 8:12 AM, Anonymous Marissa Balog said...

Praying with all my heart for bj's recovery and for the Higgins family, i know you are going through a ton.

God Bless,
Marissa

 
At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Mischel said...

Dear Lord,
I continue to lift up your beautiful son B.J. to you in prayer! Please Father, bless B.J. with your grace and surround him with your love! Let your light shine brightly in room 2001! Comfort his family Father, as we all stay strong in our prayers with our eyes on You! We love you Lord, and we love B.J. too!
Amen.
Mischel from Bethlehem P.A.

 
At 8:15 AM, Blogger Lynn Dailey said...

GOOD MORNING! This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

May the love and stronghold of the Father be with you all today.

Precious Savior, please be with BJ today and meet his every need. Father please heal the infections, start his kidneys to functioning, and heal his lungs, making them more "balloon like" and strong. Please give him the strength he neeeds just for today Lord. Just one day at a time, sweet Jesus!

Thank you, Lord for your love and provisions for BJ and his family. They are so very dear to us. Lift them up and hold them close today.

We love you, Lord. Amen.

Continuing to pray throughout the day. I love you dearly.
Lynn

 
At 8:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Words cannot express the feelings that I have for BJs entire family. May the blessings of our loving God be with everyone involved in this unfortunate situation. May all those in contact with this family be filled with the words of compassion from our ever loving God. The prayers of my children will also include BJ and his family. I also ask that those providing care for BJ be ever cognizant of the needs and feelings of the family and that they would be able to find a way to resolve this health issue. May the grace of God be present during every moment of the days ahead.

 
At 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father, Give Brent, Deanna, Lauren and Whitney strength today. Hold them tight in your arms. Give them peace that You are in control of BJ's life. I ask Father for healing today on BJ's body. I pray for the doctors guide them in knowing what to do. Father we love this family keep them close to You today.
West Family
Indy

 
At 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying......

 
At 8:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm finding myself at a loss for words,
And the funny thing is it's okay
The last thing I need is to be heard
But to hear what You would say

[CHORUS]
Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That You're in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
Word of God speak

I'm finding myself in the midst of You
Beyond the music, beyond the noise
All that I need is to be with You
And in the quiet hear Your voice

[REPEAT CHORUS 2x]

I'm finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it's okay. . .("Word of God Speak," Mercy Me)

This is our prayer for you all today. . .that You would hear his voice and know His

enduring love,

Pieper Family
Charleston, SC

 
At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying for your family and medical staff. May God surround you all with His perfect peace. Praying God's will for BJ.

Karen in NC

 
At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers are going up for BJ and family.
Belle Plaine, Kansas

 
At 8:27 AM, Anonymous Rebecca said...

Lord,
Continue to give this family strength this morning. Once again, I ask Lord that everyone who walks into BJ's room feels your presence. May they find comfort in it.

Amen

 
At 8:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I praise God for getting BJ through the night. BJ has truly touched my life. I just wanted to share the lyrics to at least one of the songs from Sandi Patty's cd "Take Hold of Christ".
You Have Been So Good
By Sandi Patty

When I think of where I've been
You take me back time and again
I'm forgiven

All the heartache that I keept
Still You hold me when I weep
THe grace that I receive
Because You love me

Chorus
You have been so good
You are ever faithful to me
Such blessings in my life
I ask myself if I
Ever thank You like I could?
In my darkest hour
Love's amazing power rescues me
O, my Lord, let me say it like I should
You are ever faithful
You have been so good

In the worst I have to bear
In a world that's so unfair
I come to You in prayer
You're always there

So, I will glory in the cross
If one more blessing never came to me
Your sacrifice would still be enough
It is enough
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Father in heaven, we praise You and give thanks to You for all that You have done and continue to do in the life of BJ and his family. Father give them all strength. Fill them with Your love and peace. The doctors have done all that they could. They don't know what is going to happen now. They're saying the next 24 to 48 hours are going to be crucial. Lord we ask for You put Your healing hand on BJ. In Hebrews 4:16 it says "So whenever we are in need, We should come bravely before the throne of our merciful God. There we will be treated with undeserved kindness, and we will find help." So we are asking for this help today. May Your will be done. In Jesus Holy and Divine Name, let all His people say, Amen!

-Tanya
New York City

 
At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Cathy said...

My heart aches for all of you...I really dont know what to say. I will continue to pray for all of you....I will not stop praying.
Love in Christ,
Cathy

 
At 8:31 AM, Blogger Cousin Beth said...

Loved ones,
This morning the words of an old hymn came to my mind, "Be still my soul; the Lord is on thy side..." There is no safer place for BJ and all of you to be than held by God's hands in the midst of this fierce storm. When we (and the doctors) are at the end of ourselves and there is nothing we can do, that is when we are at the place of full surrender and trust. Then our God can do anything! Praying that God will continue to give all of you peace, rest, comfort, and strength as only He can. God is blessed by your faith. We'll be constantly praying and praising Him for what He is going to do!
Loving always,
Beth and Dennis and family

 
At 8:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am listening right now to Chris Tomlin's "Forever".

Forever God is faithful,
Forever God is strong,
Forever God is with us....forever.

God will be faithful to be with you & yours during the next 24-48 hours & He is certainly with BJ.

I praise Him for the dedication of the medical staff. I praise Him for the faithfulness of your family. I praise Him for giving BJ such a love for the Lord and for the witness he has been. Praise God for his faithfulness...forever.

Angela

 
At 8:32 AM, Blogger the leaf family said...

praying today
with all my love and prayers
Tracy

 
At 8:34 AM, Anonymous On Our Knees... said...

"Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases him." Psalm 115:3

God calls Himself, El Elyon, God Most High. He reveals to us many of His characteristics. He does all things with unfailing love for Hisown...

"For the king trusts in the Lord; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken." Psalm 21:7

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

 
At 8:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you. May the Lord provide great peace and comfort for you throughout your day.

Your Sister in Christ,
Mary

 
At 8:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I woke up this morning and for some reason BJ and this story was on my mind.

Checking my email there was a update from Mercyme. - For the worse.

My heart aces for you. But God does know whats best. And that we can have hope in.

Will it be fair if BJ leaves us early? Gosh no. And we can be Angry. God asks us to be angry.

Dear lord,
Just be with BJ and his family as they walk togther in this time. Let them know they don't have to walk this alone. Let the light shine for them. Let them be strong and show the world they are strong.

Give BJ the stregth he needs. What ever your destiny is for him today. this week. Or this year.

Give his parents the strength to Love and care for BJ in what could be his final moments.

To you be the glory.

 
At 8:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for BJ in Grand Rapids, MI. Praying for the strength you know BJ has. Praying for the power of the healing touch of Jesus Christ on BJ at this moment.

 
At 8:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying hard for the Lord to touch his body and make it well. Above all His will be done but can't help but feel this remarkable young man has work left to do for His kingdom here. My husband and I are praying for the Lord's miraculous healing for BJ every day. Our God IS an awesome God and he is with you right now.

Nicole Erickson
Hamilton, VA

 
At 8:44 AM, Blogger Debbie Linder said...

Good Morning, all.

May BJ continue to do the "unexpected" when it comes to healing and strenghtning of his body.
Continue to use this vessle,BJ, as you always have in the mission field to show YOURSELF to others.

"BJ will declare himself in the next 24-48 hours whether or not he is going to make it". Praise God, BJ has already declared himself!

We can take comfort in knowing that he WILL MAKE IT. MAKE IT TO ETERNITY (all in God's timing, not a second, a year or decade before) that promise already belongs to BJ because of Christ our King.

God, we seek YOUR WILL be done in each and every hour. We know that You have a place for BJ, a better place than any of us can really imagine. You made us to love one another, these parents love their son, these sisters love their brother and the prayer warriors who only know that he is YOURS love him too.

Father we're asking that you would turn the tides in room 2001 for all of us, but most especially his family. Father. Could you give this young warrior of yours a "physical rebirthing"? He has been washed in YOUR blood and his spirit is whole, now his body needs YOUR HEALING.

This illness has been such a mystery, the steps he's made a blessing, the gathering of prayer warriors through a blog is awesome and the profound words from BJ's jouranl. What are you trying to tell us God, to tell me? I hear You in every entry, Father, I am listening.

Give this Saturday moning a good start, balance out all of the blood gases, reducec his temperaature. Father, YOU know the timing, the need, and because of that we trust in YOU

Loving You GOD and loving YOUR people Amen.

Dbbie
Indy

 
At 8:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay strong

 
At 8:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our God is a God of hope and promise. He promises to never leave us or forsake us. He constantly gives us hope for the future and for His healing in each of us. May He reach out for BJ right now and give him the strength to endure and heal. Lord, I ask you also to comfort his family and friends through your love and through all these prayers lifting BJ up to you. You are a God of wonder and might and we praise you evermore.

Psalm 71:14 "But as for me, I will always have hope. I will praise you more and more."

Our prayers for you and your family always.
PIC
Sarah, Van, Jordan and Ryan S.

 
At 8:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Higgins,

You have been a perfect example in what anyone should be like in this time of fighting (including BJ). We're all still praying for you, Higgins ... stay strong and keep your faith.
WE LOVE YOU BJ!!

 
At 8:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHEN DRS HAVE DONE ALL THEY CAN, DR. JESUS STEPS IN !!!!!

 
At 8:54 AM, Anonymous cousin becky said...

This semester the seminary passed out a reader that includes daily scriptures, readings, and prayers. As I read today's entries, I thought of you.

Psalm 29:1-2, 10-11 (NIV)
Ascribe to the LORD, O mighty ones,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
the LORD is enthroned as King forever.
The LORD gives strength to his people;
the LORD blesses his people with peace.

The prayers of intercession for today included the following:

"Lord, we pray for the storms in the hearts and lives of our friends and family. Let them know the peace of your presence. Let them know the awesomeness of your power. Let them cry, 'Glory!'"

I am praying that all of you will indeed know the peace of God's presence today and that together we will see how God wants to demonstrate His power through BJ's circumstances. And to Him we will give all the glory, honor, and praise!

I love you all and am praying for God's strength to sustain you as you wait on Him.

Loving and praying,
Becky
Wilmore, KY

 
At 8:55 AM, Blogger Sarah S said...

2 Corinthians 1:3-7
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that
we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God. For just as the sufferings of
Christ are abundant for us, so also our consolation is abundant through Christ.
If we are being afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation; if we are being consoled, it is for your consolation, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we are also suffering. Our hope for you is unshaken; for we know that as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our consolation.

 
At 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying for BJ. I am praying for a miracle. I pray for strength and encouragement for your family. I pray that the Lord will be your Anchor and your Rock throughout this time for your family. Jesus is with you right this very second, and He is in control. Please know that He loves each and every one of you. I pray for wisdom for the doctors. Lord, if you take BJ home, please build up this family and all glory to You. It is hard to understand Your will sometimes Lord. But we just have to trust it. I lost two loved ones this summer. One after a long battle with cancer, and another in an unexpected accident. The Lord has been My Rock throughout this, and no doubt this grieving process has been hard. Trus in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, but on His. You are in my prayers. May God have mercy on your family and BJ.

 
At 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

praying stronly!!!
just say strong!!!
love u all so much!!!
Julie Meils-

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger Phil said...

Brent, Deanna, Lauren, Whitney and BJ,

I imagine you didn't get alot of sleep last night. I feel like the Lord awakened me to pray. I asked how can the Higgins physically continue on day after day then the Lord brought this hymn to mind and it kept going over and over in my mind so I want to share it with you. My answer was...Becauae He Lives we can all face tomorrow.

God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because He Lives!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

And then one day, I'll cross the river,
I'll fight life's final war with pain;
And then, as death gives way to vict'ry,
I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know He lives!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives

I know because He lives you all will be able to face the future. All I can add to that is Paula and I love you all so very much and pray with all of our being that God will cause a miracle to take over in room 2001. As long as there is breath in BJ we will continue to pray for his complete and total healing and restoration.
Please make it so Lord Jesus in YOur name Amen Love ......Phil

 
At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Toodie Schaper said...

Dear Precious Higgins family,

The words of one of my favorite hymns keep coming to mind today. The hymn is "Trust Him When Thy Wants Are Many" vs. 3,5,6,&7 seem to address the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of the day. May they bless you all.

vs. 3 Trust Him for the "grace sufficient"--Ever equal to thy need; Trust Him always for the answer, when in His dear name you plead.
vs. 5 Trust Him when dark doubts assail thee, Trust him when thy strength is small, Trust Him when to simply trust Him Seems the hardest thing of all.
vs. 6 Trust Him! He is ever faithful; Trust Him for his will is best; Trust Him for the heart of Jesus Is the only place of rest.
vs. 7 Trust Him, then, through clouds or sunshine, All thy cares upon Him cast; Till the storm of life is over, And the trusting days are past.

You are continually in my thoughts and prayers.

Love to you all in His perfect love,
Toodie Schaper
St. Charles, MO

 
At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent, Deanna, Whitney and Lauren,
Please know that our entire family continues to pray constantly for all of you.

On our knees prayed....
"Lord, we simply echo Brent and the family. We desire a miracle, yet we desire to glorify You in Your work. In faith we ask our hearts' desire of complete healthing and in faith we ask for Your peace in Your answer.

All glory to You! "

AMEN!

The Barnett's

 
At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hold in there buddy!

Love, Hailee Marcum(TCS Student

 
At 9:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are angels all around us. BJ is one of those here on earth. May God continue to heal his body today in room 2001. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today. I pray for continued improvement in his condition.

God Bless You All,
Hampstead, NC

 
At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Am the God that healeth thee
I Am the Lord your healer
I sent My Word
And healed your disease
I Am the Lord your healer
(Don Moen)
The One who made us knows how to mend us--He is the GREAT physician-BJ and family-You could not be in better hands!
"...with His stripes we are healed"Isaiah 53:5
Prayers from Woodward,IA

 
At 9:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pleading to the Lord that he may heal BJ and return him to his loving family! BJ still has work to do on this earth! God bless the whole family.

 
At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Laura Armbrister, Strang Ok said...

Dear Father we come before your throne of mercy and grace once again this morning and we ask as your son did...not our will but thine be done. You know that our desire and prayer is that BJ receive total healing and be restored to his family, and we ask once again this morning that you would touch him and grant just that...but more than anything that YOUR WILL BE DONE!! Comfort this precious family as only you can in thier time of need. In Jesus precious name we pray, ask and believe. AMEN

Holding you close in prayer today and seeking a miracle for you and your family.

 
At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, PLEASE hear our prayers for BJ! Marcie from Michigan

 
At 9:20 AM, Anonymous jonathan haag said...

Praying that everything goes well today Brother. Praying all the Higgins family. STAY STRONG.

IN HIM
Jonathan Haag

 
At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying throughout the day

 
At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Sandra DeVaux said...

Lord Jesus,

In Matthew 18:18-19 you spoke to your disciples and said "I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them".

Please pray with me.

Lord Jesus Christ, we praise you! We love you Lord for you are Holy. You are Holy Lord! Lord Jesus, we lift BJ up to you right now and stand on the promise in the word of God, that when two or more are together anything we ask, it will be done by your Father in heaven. Lord send ministering angels to be all over him to take care of every inch of his body. Let there be a blanket of peace and comfort over his room, Lord. We command for the hand of the enemy and his helpers to be bound right now on this earth, where BJ's physical health, healing and wholeness are concerned, in the name of Jesus Christ. Lord we lift BJ's physical body up to you and ask for you to take over this fight. Lord your strength is strong enough that you endured the cross, and it is strong enough to push this infection out of BJ. Lord we pray for a strengthening of his immune system, that you would pump him full of good antibodies to fight this infection. Lord Jesus, we come against any assignments or curses that may have been place on him by Satan, especially while he was in Peru, and command that all of them be cut and broken right now in the name of Jesus Christ. Lord Jesus by your strips he is healed and we claim the power of the cross for those who beleive over BJ's life. We beleive Lord Jesus, we believe that what you did set us free from the grips of the enemy. BJ is a son of God and the enemy has no authority over his physical body or his life. Father God he is yours. We praise you Father for your faithfulness to your children. We praise you and thank you in advance for the complete healing and restoration of BJ's physical body. Lord you are faithful, you are Holy Lord.

We lift up his family up to you and ask that you would send ministering angels to be over them, bringing them a amazing sense of peace and comfort right now. Help them to stand in faith that you are the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth and there is nothing to hard for you. Your are a faithful God.

We ask and pray all of these things in the Powerful Name of Our Risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

AMEN!!

 
At 9:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for Room 2001!
Cheryl in Hilliard, OH

 
At 9:28 AM, Anonymous The Ziegler Family said...

BJ and Family,

We are praying for you in Huntsville, Alabama

Praying God's Will and Peace in your life and your familys.

In Christ
The Ziegler Family

 
At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent, Deanna, Lauren & Whitney,

We pray that our powerful Lord wrap his arms around the entire hospital today and gives comfort to all who seek Him. We pray that you restore Beej to health. Lord we love you, and yes, we come to you again on behalf of the entire Higgins family.

It is in you mighty name that we are hubled and we pray.

Jim, Vicki, Michael & Scott

 
At 9:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for you and your family.

Tulsa, OK

 
At 9:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

O Father God,
Our hearts cry out to you for BJ and his family. God, may the fever come down and the infection subside. Guide the drs and nurses as they care for him. May your love, comfort, peace, and presence fill room 2001 and every corner of the 2nd floor.
We ask in your precious name,

AMEN


Brenda F.

We love you all very much

 
At 9:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRAYSTRONGLY...
LOVE IS EVERYWERE.
GOD WILL DO WHAT IS
RIGHT.I HOPE THAT HE
WILL DELIVER BJ.I LOVE
U ALL SO MUCH.
Julie Meils-
INDIANAPOLIS IN

 
At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a song that God gave me for you today.
Jermy Camp...Trust In You
When I can't see you, I know you're there.
When I can't feel you, I will not fear,I will trust in you and I will not be afraid.
When the battle is close at hand, I know that you are with me to help me stand. I will trust in you and I will not be afraid.
When the darkness is close at hand, and I am running against the wind, I will trust in you.
When I am standing upon the shores, of the battles I've gone before, I will trust in you and I will not be afraid.
I will not be afraid , I will trust in you.
May God bless you!

Love,
Lori Burkert
Zionsville,In.

 
At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRAY STRONLY AND GOD WILL
GLORIFI HIM SELF. I WILL
CONTINUE 2 PRAY STRONGLY!!!

 
At 9:40 AM, Blogger tochina4emma said...

Crying out to our Father with you today!

Stacy Daniel
Kansas City, MO

 
At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I WILL CONTINUE 2 PRAY
4 ROOM 2001 TODAY AND
EVERYDAY. I WILL ALSO
PRAY 4 EVERYONE ELSE!!!
LOVE U ALL SO MUCH!!!
Julie Meils
INDIAPOLIS IN

 
At 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will continue to pray. He is in God's hands.

A TCS student
Sherman,TX

 
At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Thoughts and Prays for BJ and his family.

Dayton, OH

 
At 9:46 AM, Anonymous debbie castelli said...

The absolute hardest thing we could ever have to go through is watching one of our children suffer. I know, I did it for four weeks this past month, but I just lifted him to GOd and asked that HE take care of him His way and he did. I believe God will comfort you and your family and I pray he will continue to hold BJ close to His own heart. I also pray for strength for your family.

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger Suzanne Roberts said...

Praying that God will heal and give peace.
Love from Above,
Suzanne

 
At 9:48 AM, Blogger Tim McTee said...

My wife and I will be praying for you. My wife and I spent 1 month in the Amazon jungle of Peru 3 years ago. I am heading back down to the Amazon the day after Christmas and will let the missionary down there know to pray for you. You are in our hearts and prayers and we will pray that everything will come together. If you need anything please call me and let me know

Thanks and God Bless

Tim and Amber McTee
434 546 3407

 
At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying.
Drew

 
At 9:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

still praying. God's glory will shine!!

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger critnshelby said...

"The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?" Ps 27:1

The Lord is your defense!

Still praying in Va Beach, VA
Crit & Shelby Muniz

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger Tara Case said...

Lord i ask that you hold us all right now. That we continue to seek your face. Even in the times were we have no clue what is going on. Please give BJ strength and Lord be his body. You know our hearts lord. They cry and many times scream for understanding and for healing to take place in BJ and you've done that. Time after Time. Continue to do your work father. I can trust no one but you right now in this. I praise you Lord, because you are worthy. Amen

Hey Family-Words...so many running through my head right now. I am still praying and so is everyone from Piedmont. The Lord has taken my orginal scripture that i clung to and imbedded it in me further i believe. "Did i not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40 I am believing the Lord will once again be the strength in BJ and deliver him through these next 2 days--now is not the time to stop praying. And im not. I love you all! I find myself singing parts of worship songs at work...and it gives me a peace and some what of an understanding.
Tara Case
Yukon, Oklahoma

 
At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. We attend church with the Kotesky family and we all feel so blessed that Miss Shelby, the little ray of sunshine that she is, is progressing so well, and pray with all our heart that BJ will soon be healed too.

Roanoke IN

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger Carrie Anne said...

Father God, we praise You for Your unceasing work in our lives. I lift up Your children: BJ, Brent, Deanna, Lauren, & Whitney. Give them strenght and peace, Lord Jesus. Your will be done! Lord, if this is a finished work, let us be content with it and praise You for it. BJ is in Your hands, as are we all. I also pray for the medical staff as these next 24 to 48 hours will bring crucial decisions. Bless them with Your wisdom, Father. Leave no explanation except for Your mighty power! In Your holy name, I pray. Amen.

I am reminded of one of Casting Crowns' new songs:

Praise You In This Storm
by Casting Crowns

I was sure by now
God, You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away,
Stepped in and saved the day.
But, once again, I say Amen
And it's still raining

Chorus:
As the thunder rolls,
I barely hear You whisper thru the rain,
"I'm with you."
And as Your mercy falls,
I'll raise my hands
And praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I'll praise You in this storm,
And I will lift my hands.
For You are who You are
No matter where I am.
And every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand.
You've never left my side,
And though my heart is torn,
I will praise You in this storm.


I remember when
I stumbled in the wind.
You heard my cry to You
And raised me up again.
My strength is almost gone.
How can I carry on
If I can't find You?

Chorus

I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
The maker of heaven and earth.

I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
The maker of heaven and earth.

Chorus


Still praying and praising!

Love in Christ,
Carrie G.
Xenia, OH

 
At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Lauren said...

Today is a day of prayer. I pray that BJ can start to improve. May the Lord be watching over you now.
Lots of love,
Lauren

Encinitas,CA

 
At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord - we have truly reached that moment when only You can deliver.

We are so grateful for all the medical folks have done. We ask you to continue to bless them and decisions they have yet to make.

We lift up our brother BJ and ask for that miracle that You can deliver. Caste the demon of infection from his body. Eliminate the fever and bring his organs back into line.

Allow his family to feel Your arms around them in the hours ahead. Comfort them and provide them that peace only You can bring.

You are Our God and we lay ourselves at Your mighty throne.

Your will be done.

Bill
Indy

 
At 10:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please bless BJ's obedience to be used by You, and bless his families obedience to desire Your will for BJ.

 
At 10:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sitting here thinking that from a human standpoint there is so little to say in circumstances such as yours but as you read the blogs it is apparent that the Body of Christ has much to say. And for that we can all Praise our God- Lord and Creator of everything. How amazing He is to have called so many people to stand upon His Word with assurance and obedience to pray, encourage, and minister to not only this family but all who read. Who else but a God like ours could do such incomprehensible and wonderful things. Father God we pray for You to provide a way where the medical staff can longer bring assured hope. For Your glory and the good of Your children. In the Name above all names- Jesus Christ.
Greenwood

 
At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying with a frevent desire to see that BJ is healed and comforted in the loving arms of his Maker. I can not even begin to fathom what you are feeling and thinking, but you all are so strong, and you KNOW that our God is with you always.

With so much love,
Beth Thomas
Indy

 
At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I have been reading your site I think that this illness in BJ has only continued the life that he would have wanted. Through his sickness without even knowing it he has reached a lot of people!! The word is getting out and it seems like people are coming to know Jesus because of his life. Not only are people getting to know Jesus but people are getting closer to Jesus because of his life. This is something that we must praise God for! A life lived so much to the fullest that God is using it even when he can't say anything or do anything to bring Glory to Christ!! You all should be praised for wanting what the father wants. I am so amazed by your spirits in this time. You are truly reflecting Christ. As times are hard remember that Christ is all you ever need and ever want. Let him be the only thing fills you up and the only thing that Gives you hope. My church will be praying as we know the needs you have and will continue to have. Your love for BJ in this time is what will help him in the hard times he will have in the time to come. Keep loving him like only Christ can do through you. Love you guys!
Orlando Florida

 
At 10:10 AM, Anonymous heather schaper said...

Beej, you've fought hard this past 40 days....keep fighting buddy! We are right there next you fighting with you! Our Lord is faithful...we trust in him alone! I love you!

Heather

 
At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying at IWU.

 
At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Lord woke me up early this morning..about the time you posted this..however i didn't know that until later. you are in my prayers. i'm on my knees for you all.

 
At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Marg B said...

BJ and Family,

You continue to be in my prayers - each day is a gift from God!

 
At 10:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ, your are in my constant prayers.

Thank you BJ's family for shareing your wonderful son with us. May God Bless You. God's will be done.

Peace. Love. Faith. Prayers.

donna in carmel.

 
At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Standing united in prayer with you.
Lela, Concord, CA

 
At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found out about BJ. I want you to know that I am also praying right away for God to heal BJ. Or if that's not his will, that HE will strengthen your family with the peace that only he can give. Thank God that your son loves HIM!

Gail Cassel
Corrales, NM

 
At 10:25 AM, Anonymous Janette Henning said...

Precious Family,
Psalm 138:3 "In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul."

We are praying for BJ and all of you with the love of Jesus.

To Live is Christ,
Janette Henning
The Vine Church
Encinitas, CA

 
At 10:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent, Deanna, Lauren, Whitney and the extended family,
Jes wanted me to write and let you know that they are praying for BJ this week-end without ceasing. They do not have access to a computer but I have kept them updated this morning. Their love and prayers are with you at this time. We pray that BJ's body will fight this infection and that his temp will go down.
Lord, bless Dr. Sichting in a very special way today. I'm sure she has grown to love BJ as we all have. Lord we want your will to be done but you also tell us to tell you what is on our hearts. Our hearts want BJ to be physically healed so that he can continue to proclaim your word to the ends of the earth. We know that he is a child of yours and that is not a concern for any of us. Lord, please be with the family as there may be decisions made this week-end and give them comfort as only you can give. Lord we want your will to be done and we know that it will only happen in your time! Lord, grant us all peace!
Love and prayers,
Todd, Jes and Andrew Youmans
Glen and Jean in Santa Claus

 
At 10:26 AM, Anonymous Carol said...

My heart aches for your family and what you are going through. Stay strong and know that we all continue to pray. God is good. And faithful. Keep the faith.

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger Bro. Kenny said...

The wind is blowing, the rain is pouring, people are scared, and yet there is peace knowing that God is in charge of our storm and yours. We will pray until the Lord decides. Then we will praise. May His mercy be with you.

Kenny Cargill
Bullard, TX

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger Alair Bear said...

Lord Jesus...
You are the same yesterday, today and forever...and we know that you have done great miracles, so would you do one today for BJ. We still choose to bless Your name and trust that you are sovereign. Lord, we cry out to you and will wait expectantly for You. You love BJ and you WANT to bless him and his family, so would you do that Jesus...
your sister in Christ...

Alair
San Diego, CA

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger MarylandMommy said...

We are praying for all of you!!!

 
At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been praying for Beej and I know that the Lord has His arms wrapped around Beej and is protecting him right at this moment. The Lord is Awesome and can work miracles. Beej's live thus far has been a wonderful display of a man in love with God and he has shown his love to those all around the world. I have never met Beej, but I know that he has been truly blessed by God. Trials of this life are only temporary, but we are looking to the wonderful eternal life that God has prepared for all His faithful servants. My mom passed away from cancer in March and I know that these trials and suffering is hard. God is in control in every aspect of our life though. He will heal Beej either on this earth or with a divine healing in Heaven. I think of how truly lucky my mom is now that she gets to be with the Lord in Heaven with no pain and no suffering. That is AWESOME! I am continuing to pray for God's will to be done for Beej. We send lots of love and prayers from Texas and hopw that today brings a miraculous healing for Beej!

 
At 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julie Meils-
I will continue 2 pray
constinly. Just rember
God is always right
behind you!!!
I no that he loves u
very much!!! He will
do what is best for BJ
I will pray that he will
let BJ stay with us.
Also for your hole family
2 be strong snd everyone
else. I will also pray for
the hospital staff.
Love u all!!!

Dear LORD
Please let BJ stay with us.
Let him heal and have no more
pain.
I no that u will do what is
best. Let BJ,Brent,Deana,Whitney
and Loren have strenth. Just lift
them all up. Let the doctors no
what they are doing and let them no
how 2 fix BJ. Let them no that u
are always their. Let their be no
more bad and just spoile them with
good. Let all the bad come out and
in with the good.
LOVE ALWAYS
YOUR DAUGHTER
Julie Meils
AMEN!!!

Indiapolis IN
LOVE ALWAYS YOUR SISTER
IN CHRIST
Julie Meils-

 
At 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay Strong!!!!!!!!

 
At 10:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying strongly!!!

 
At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayin with all of my heart
sometimes my nese heart!!!
I just love u all!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRAYIN ALWAYS!!!!!!

 
At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay Strong!!!!!!
God will lift u up!!!

 
At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord, we look to you once again for strength. Strength to believe that in an impossible situation, You are the God of the impossible. Yes, we understand that the hospitals have done all that they can do, but that's not not true of You. You are able to make the blind see; You are able to make deaf ears to hear; You are able to raise the dead to life again and You Are able to bring BJ from this place of uncertainty to miraculous and immediate healing. Thank you for being Jehovah Rapha, the God who Heals. In Your word, it says that Jesus went about healing ALL who were sick and oppressed of the devil. If we were in biblical days, we would bring BJ to the foot of Jesus and he would be healed, but since we are not we bring him to the Throne of Grace where Jesus sits to make intercession for us and ask that You would heal him. Thank you that the prayers of the righteous availeth much. We know that You will be continue to be glorified in this situation. We love and praise you, and thank you for the priveledge of being allowed to minister to BJ's family and You in this way. May your peace surround them as this day proceeds and may they experience your presence in a new and sustaining way.

Love,
Your Daughter
Dawn D.

 
At 10:34 AM, Anonymous the fillios said...

Lord Jesus,
Thank you for BJ. If it is in your will, we ask you to heal the parts of his body that need healing. You know what they are in total. Please comfort him and hold him close.

Please comfort your children. We are puzzled and worried. We confess our inability to sometimes simply trust when faced with a concern of this magnitude. Please strengthen our belief...give us the ability to rest in your promises...to feel your presence...to smell the sweetness of your breath.

Thank you for sustaining the Higgins. Thank you for the way you love each one in a very personal way. Please meet each one of their current needs in that way, as well. Please bless them with the kind of human comfort only those around them can give, according to your design. Thank you for making us able to stretch out our arms to give your comfort here on earth.

We Praise you, Father. You are worthy of our praise! May everything we do bring praise to you.

 
At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pray for Good news 2 come in and
out with the bad.
love always!!!

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger Grabb Family said...

Praying that that BJ will show improvements and for the peace that passes all understanding for all of your family.
Terri Grabb

 
At 10:38 AM, Blogger isaiah said...

With you in prayer-

 
At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hang in there God is great. he will not give us more than we can bear

 
At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Kevin Fritts said...

Still praying in Columbus!

 
At 10:42 AM, Anonymous robyn george, tulsa, ok said...

Dear Family,
Have we hit day 40 yet? Something keeps coming to my mind about 40 days and 40 nights, 40 years in the wilderness... God is about to move in a mighty way. It won't be Beej that declares himself, it will be a DIVINE DECLARATION! Our God is so huge and so sovereign. He will be glorified through this entire "wilderness" you are in.

Lord Jesus,
I just pray right now for you to move in such a mighty way and that we will see YOUR DECLARATION right now. You have carried our brother this far and there is only set of footprints in the sand. I know that you have a mighty warrior in your precious one-BJ. His work is not finished and we just thank you for whatever HUGE thing you are about to do. Continue supplying the peace that only comes from you to this sweet family. In your holy and precious name, AMEN.

 
At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayin Strongly!!!!!!!!!

 
At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE ALL ARE PRAYING SO STRONG!!!

 
At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pray for strenth and 4 everybody!!!

 
At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying with all that we have!!!
Love lots.

 
At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love u all so much!!!
Stay strong!!!!!!!

 
At 10:51 AM, Blogger Aunt Maralyn & Uncle Ray said...

We were so full of praise last night when Brad called to say the second surgery went well. BJ has come through so much and has surprised us all with what he has endured.
Our prayer today is that God's will will be revealed to you in these difficult times. Selfishly we want to see a big improvement.
We love you all and will be praying with you. What a blessing to see the outpouring of love and prayers on this website. Compound that many times over with the people that are praying but not putting a message on the website.
Aunt Maralyn
Carlsbad,Ca

 
At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lamentations 3:21-26

21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:

22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,for his compassions never fail.

23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."

25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;

26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

 
At 10:56 AM, Blogger LAMommyof3 said...

I am praying for your family. May the Lord be glorified through all of this. Your son's journal entries are such an inspiration!
Heather
Luling, Louisiana

 
At 10:57 AM, Anonymous reed's said...

Where the medical staff leaves off, Jesus will step in. He is the ultimate Healer. We pray that this is His will and that BJ will begin to show improvement today and will stabilize. I am also praying that He will heal your weary bodies and spirits. This has to be so mentally and physically draining on all of you.
I pray for your renewed strength, for the medical staff's wisdom and skill, I know they are experiencing heartbreak at this moment, also. BJ has touched so many lives and I know everyone who has heard his story will never be the same. BJ has accomplished so much for being so young. We pray that he will be given the opportunity to accomplish more for Christ in the years to come. This is our fervant prayer today. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers throughout the day and night. We love you all very much.

Love, Nancy

 
At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Meagann Earnhardt said...

Praying for you always!!

 
At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband and I heard of BJ's condition through Danielle Noble. I am an ICU nurse in TX and our hearts go out to your family. We are praying for BJ and for your family and will continue to pray that the Lord is glorified through this trying time. Please be encouraged that hundreds of people are standing in the gap for BJ.

 
At 11:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for BJ. I will be sending out a e-newsletter to my youth group and parents that they may know how to pray and be aware of BJ's needs. We are making B-day cards in the morning.

He is faithful and true.

Bobby Markham
Markham Street Baptist Church
Little Rock, AR

 
At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are continuing to keep you all in our prayers.

The Gavette Family
Zionsville

 
At 11:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard your story through a friend and it really touched me. I am praying for you and your family. God will guide you through this and show you his plan for you. He wont put you through anything that you cant handle. Whatever God's will, I will be praying for a you. God bless.

 
At 11:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With God's Blessing, may you get well. Many prayers from here.

Susan
Dallas Center, Ia

 
At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRAYING STRONGLY......

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger Christina said...

The doctors and nurses may have done everything for BJ, but the Lord is not finished yet. We will continue to pray for his recovery and the Lord's will to be done. I will pray for you all as you wait on the Lord. He is with you! Hold on to that!

Praying harder and harder,

Christina

 
At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I WILL CONTINU 2 PRAY
WITH ALL I HAVE!!!

 
At 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE U ALL
STAY STRONG!!!

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Cathy Green said...

Brent, Deanna,

Just learned of BJ's physical trials. Know that Dan and I are praying for you and yours. Have sent emails to lots of praying friends with the prayforbj.com site address so they can read up and pray, too.

In all of our trials, I learned that God is faithful to give us strength for the task. Right now, your task is caring for BJ and making the right decisions regarding that care. And God is providing the strength for the task. Your words, although spoken in sometimes utter exhaustion, are strengthening to me, as well as, I'm sure, others.

What an amazing son you've raised! Being able to see into his life in short snipets from his journals is wonderful. To know that his desire in life is to be obedient...wow.

You are exactly right when you say that this is a spiritual battle. The forces of darkness want to stop BJ before he can do them anymore harm. His willingness to live his life so totally for Christ has them very nervous and they want him stopped. But you are even more right when you say that God is more powerful than anything, whether it's illness, weakness, infection, but mostly, evil. God will do what is best...and that's that.

Praise You, Jesus, for the miracles that medicine can't explain. Praise You, Jesus, for keeping this family focused on You. Praise You, Jesus, for loving this family through countless servants of Yours.

We love you guys. Even though we can't be there to hug you, hug each other for us.

Cathy

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger Marcia said...

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not
As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be

Great is Thy faithfulness, great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hast provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me

***************

Still praying in Marion, IN....

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger NatenAmy said...

Make yourself known wonderfully and powerfully in Room 2001 at St. Vincent's hospital today, Father. Hold Brent, Deanna, Lauren, and Whitney close to you. Give them your strength and your peace.
Be with BJ today, heal his body, Father. Raise his SAT levels and lower his fever, remove any infection from his body. We know that you, the One who made BJ, knows him better than any of us... please be with the doctors as they decide how to treat BJ today. Give them strength and wisdom.
Abba, we are grateful for your provisions and we ask all these things in the precious name of your son, Jesus. Amen.

We will be praying for you all day! We love you loads.
Sonshine,
Nate and Amy

 
At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray for BJ's recovery if possible and I pray for you as parents to be at peace with the medical decisions you have to make.

Billye
Oklahoma

 
At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Kim said...

I am praying and believing that God is going to bring BJ through this!!! Your continously in my prayers now and always.

Kim
Hannibal, Mo
HLG

 
At 11:27 AM, Blogger Deanna said...

Father, BJ is yours. Let Your will be done. We ask that You heal him, Lord. That is our desire. But, we trust You completely. Please be with BJ's family. Keep them strong and safe in Your loving embrace.

We love You, Lord... Amen.

 
At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Corrie Fillio said...

hang in there, Higgins!
BJ's gonna be ok!
We're all praying for you

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie in green pastures,
he leads me beside still waters,
he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the prescence of mine enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
forever.

Psalm 23

I love you all so much!
Your lil sis in Him,
Corrie Fillio
Indianapolis

 
At 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord we pray for complete healing in BJ's body. You are a God that can do anything! We pray for your mercy. Please provide the family with a peace that passes all understanding as they walk through this valley.

 
At 11:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul

My prayers are with BJ and with the family.

 
At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Tito Sevilla said...

"Encomienda a Jehova tu camino, confia en El y El hara", Seguiremos orando por BJ, porque nuestra confianza esta en Dios Todopoderoso. Les amamos en el SeƱor y estamos muy cerca a ustedes en estos dificiles momentos.
Muchas Bendiciones
Tito Sevilla
Trujillo-Peru

 
At 11:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the Lord of all give this man and his family perfect peace in these times of trial. May you give them the strength they need to endure. In Christ, Cynthia

 
At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yOU ARE gOD IN hEAVEN AND HERE i AM ON EARTH JESUS i AM SO IN LOVE WITH YOU JESUS i STAND IN AWE OF YOU
gOD WE HAVE PRAYED AND PRAYED
i WILLACCEPT WHAT YOU NEED TO DO SELFLESSLY
DEAR lORD FORGIVE ME
I STILL HAVE A SELFISH SIDE THAT WANTS BJ HERE ON EARTH,
i WILL WORK ON THAT
pLEASE lORD SHOW US WHAT YOU MUST
yOU Are my strength
You will guide me
I know dear Lord because of BJ you are deeper in my heart than you've ever been
I hope you have more for BEEJ to do here on earth
INDPLS. IN

 
At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to let you know that i'm praying for you all. With all of my heart.

sincerely,
Cody Buckner,
BrokenArrow OK.

 
At 11:56 AM, Anonymous Lilly San Antonio, TX said...

I received an email from Mercy Me and I've just spent the last hour pouring through the love and prayers offered to BJ and his precious and faithful family. How proud God must be of Beej's family coming together and remaining faithful. I offer a humble prayer for Beej and his family.........

Heavenly Father, All who have known BJ or have learned of his present situation come to your throne. Together, as we feel you are in our midst, we climb upon your lap and ask that you listen to our hearts. We pray that as we've cried out to you that all of those tears are collected and used as a healing balm upon BJ. May all of those tears that have been shed, pour over on BJ and begin the miraculous power of healing that can only come from you. We speak life into BJ's body. We speak healing into all of his cells. We command that his body and organs align themselves into perfect functioning, in Jesus name.

Lord we know that BJ knows you and invited your precious son to come into his heart. Jesus died on the cross for us and you brought him back to life. That same miracle that brought your son Jesus back to life, we call on now. We ask that the spirit of Jesus that lives in BJ take hold of his precious body and start healing right now, in Jesus name.

Heavenly Father, we thank you that you have used BJ to draw many, many more to your kingdom. He has been a mighty soldier for you and as a result many will come to know Heaven. Bless him Lord. We know that obedience commands a blessing and he has been obedient.

May your compassionate heart be filled with all the love and prayers that have been shared for BJ and his family. May the miraculous healing that falls upon BJ continue to draw more to your kingdom.

May the faithfulness and love that BJ's family has shown, tear down walls and barriers that have kept others from knowing you. The family has been faithful in witnessing Lord. Bless them for their work for your kingdom. Comfort them, strengthen them and pour down your love upon them. Send forth your angels to continue to put a song in their hearts, laughter in their souls and a sparkle in their eyes.

We all sing praises to you Lord. For we know that your hand is on BJ and that you have heard our heartfelt prayers. We love you Lord! We smile knowing that our prayers have been beautiful music to your ears. We know that our prayers led to the angels in heaving dancing and rejoicing. Our prayers we ask in your precious son's name, Jesus Christ. AMEN! AMEN! and AMEN!

 
At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

constanlty on my mind and in my heart and prayers. i cant wait until the day i can meet your son bj, he is such an amazing man. my sister, father and brother have participated in so many mission trips and the stories of witnessing are breath taking to listen to. I enjoy the journal entries they make me imagine i am there. I can't wait until he can tell us all about his missions in person. i pray for strength for deanna, brent, lauren and whitney as this is a confusing time in bj's recovery. melissa westfield

 
At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never met anyone in your family - but I know that in the Lord you are my family. Be assured that God is spreading word of B.J.s health and need for prayer in creative and wonderful ways. Yesterday two people whom I'd never met before asked me to pray for B.J. and your family and to spread the call for prayer to other prayer warriors. "You, Lord, are the one I praise. So heal me and rescue me! Then I will be completely well and perfectly safe." Jeremiah 17:14

 
At 6:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a powerful witness for the Lord is this young man. Truly his light has an everlasting beam.

Clarksville, IN

 
At 9:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Brent,

We are still praying for BJ, I wish that he will be OK, just know that God is with your family, and He will do everything for a reason. We are still Praying for BJ. Good luck,

Hailee Marcum( cTs Student

 

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