Please Pray for My Dying Daughter

She was only 45.  Although she was breathing on her own, she was in a coma and her body was shutting down.  Next to her bedside sat her grieving mother.

I can’t even imagine what it must have been like for her, but she opened up and shared her heart with me.  She said her daughter did not attend church, but had been a good person. She asked if I would pray for her.

I told her that even though her daughter is not responding,  she may still hear everything we say.  I bent over the bed and introduced myself.

“Hello M.  My name is Kathleen and I want you to know that God loves you. I don’t know what’s in your past.  We’ve all done some wrong things in our lives. We have all sinned. That is why Jesus came, to die for our sins, so that we could be saved and someday enter heaven. The Bible tells us that if we are willing to turn away from our sin, then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

“I know you cannot speak.  But God understands your thoughts. You can call on the name of Jesus right now in your thoughts. He hears you.  He wants to save you.

“I’m going to pray for you now.  ‘Lord God, please touch M.  Open her mind to understand how much You love her. You want to forgive her.  Give her the ability to focus on Jesus right now, and call on His name in her thoughts. Thank You, Lord, for saving M. and making her ready for heaven.  I pray in Jesus’ precious name, Amen.’”

Her mother let go of her daughter’s hand and wiped her own eyes.  She said she was now ready to let her daughter go.

  • This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.    1 John 4:10
  • Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.    Romans 10:13

[Have you ever had an experience where you could not respond, but you could hear what was being said?  Would you have prayed differently? If so, how?  To leave a comment, simply click on the story’s title, then scroll to the bottom.]

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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21 Responses to Please Pray for My Dying Daughter

  1. Fred says:

    When the flesh is weak He is strong.

  2. M. P. says:

    What a powerful story! It reminds me of the truth that we never know what God is doing in somebody’s life. It’s better to assume that He is at work because more often than not, He really is.

  3. Dee says:

    Thank you for sharing. This is a testimony of how God works in our lives. You are
    doing what we all should be doing. People are being saved and healed. Keep up the
    good work. I hope it rubs off on many. Love, Dee

  4. Kelly says:

    Your words were beautiful. I did not read this post until this morning, but as I am reading, my aunt is at a hospital sitting beside her special needs adult son whose ventilator will most likely be turned off today. My cousin loves Jesus and I am thankful He is holding him now. I am thankful for every opportunity the Father gives to us to come to Him.
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Kathleen says:

      Kelly, I’m sorry your aunt is going through this difficult time. LORD JESUS, please strengthen Kelly’s aunt. Thank You that her son loves You. We are trusting that he will soon be in your loving arms. Meanwhile, comfort his family, especially his mother. Fill her with Your Holy Spirit and with Your supernatural peace, love and even joy. It’s in the precious name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

  5. Mark says:

    yes….God expects us to know what he can do and what he wants us to do….not what we can see!

  6. Sherry says:

    Kathleen, that was an excellent prayer! You’re right — we can’t know what someone can hear, so it’s always safe to assume that they are hearing what we say. And God can get through to someone even if their sleep is deep. You ministered to both the mother and to the daughter. The mother gained comfort, and the daughter . . . we’ll know when we get to heaven (won’t it be fun to greet her!?). You have given God the chance to work in her life. Praise Him!

    • Kathleen says:

      Thank you for your encouragement! It was my hope and prayer that God would indeed work in her life. As long as their is life, their is hope.

  7. Liz says:

    I love your boldness. Your blogs remind me that following Christ doesn’t need to be complicated. It’s simple and direct and overthinking things could be the reason someone might not get saved. God is always at work and we are His conduit here on earth!

    • Kathleen says:

      You are absolutely correct, Liz! “Overthinking things” can discourage one from saying or doing anything resulting in a missed opportunity.

  8. Charles says:

    Beautiful, I remember when my aunt was in a coma and my mother (her sister) went through a similar experience of having to accept God through the silence and pain. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Kristi says:

    Praying for her and her mother!!

    Please Pray for our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America and Israel-Yisrael Everyday!! “Pray Without Ceasing.” ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!! 🙏💙

    Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

  10. All glory to Him who called you to be His hands, feet, and mouthpiece. May the comfort, hope and light you shine on others guide you through your life here on earth. I am certain that you will be welcomed by all those souls you have touched. Keep shining for Jesus!

  11. Frank King says:

    Kathleen, the words you prayed were right on point. We are laborers together with God. He is serious about saving the lost. He sent His only begotten Son for that very cause. He has the power to use a simple prayer we pray on behalf of a dying soul who can’t say a word and save her soul.

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