Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Urgent Prayer Request

Please pray for my dear Carmelite friend, Jennifer Higdon. She lost 3 nieces yesterday in a tragic car accident.

Here is the report from our Carmelite prayer group:


"Please pray for Jennifer Higdon’s brother-in-law and his wife, Jimmy and Jenny Higdon. Three of their daughters, Danielle and Jenelle Pippins (twin eight year olds) and Savannah (age 11) were killed tragically in a car accident yesterday in Florida.

May the Angels lead them into Paradise.
May the Martyrs receive them at their coming and take them to Jerusalem , the Holy City .
May the Choirs of the Angels receive them, and may they, with the once poor Lazarus, have rest everlasting.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Please pray for their surviving siblings, five of them, as they grieve this unimaginable loss. Also pray for strength for Jimmy and Jenny that the Lord will embrace them in this time of darkness. O God, you give us the blessing of children to cherish, and in your wisdom and love you sometimes call them home to you before us. You entrusted them to us and we now entrust them to your care and love. Please listen to our humble prayer: grant that someday we may be reunited in glory in Your Presence."

Added later: Please also pray for the girl's grandmother, Diane, who was critically injured in the same accident.

12 comments:

allyouwhohope said...

Oh that's terrible. I'm praying.

Maria said...

How tragic! Praying for them all.

colleen said...

Tragic loss. Beautiful prayer. Prayed it with you, your group, and your readers.

Danya @ He Adopted Me First said...

Oh how sobering...will pray!

Sew said...

no words. praying

Jennifer @ Conversion Diary said...

I am so, so sorry to hear this.

Also, I Googled the story and saw that the little girls' grandmother was driving, though the accident wasn't her fault. Please also pray for her -- I cannot imagine what she's going through.

Reagan said...

They lost their grandmother last week too. So sad for their families.

Little JoAnn said...

Praying...

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

Beautiful prayer. Such a tragedy.

Clara said...

Praying for them all!

Ashley said...

So difficult to reconcile without the Lord.....prayers for this family....sobering indeed.

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

I am so sorry. And I am remembering your family in prayer. God bless you all.