Lighting a candle…

by | Jul 19, 2012 | Prayer Request | 7 comments

… and praying for Sam and her precious little Stephen Thomas.  Sam was just put on complete bed rest, with baby number 13, after her water broke Monday at 18 weeks gestation. 

our blessed St. Raymond Nonnatus sacramental candle in St. Therese candle holder
We need to storm heaven with prayers… Will you please join me?  
St. Raymond Nonnatus, ora pro nobis!
St. Gerard Majella, ora pro nobis!
St. Therese, ora pro nobis!


  1. Cheryl

    I have total goosebumps. I am a friend of Sam's… She's a great mom! Heaven is being stormed worldwide! Thank you so much for your prayers. I know it means so much to her.

  2. Mary @ Cheerios

    Thank you for doing this!!! This is beautiful how many people far and wide are praying for Sam and baby Stephen Thomas. Truly a show of support and love for LIFE! Sam is a dear friend of mine and she is such an awesome mom and wife. She is an inspiration to all. Thank you!!!! Keep praying for a miracle for baby Stephen Thomas!!!
    Thanks again….God bless, Mary @Cheerios

  3. Mindy Anderson

    Beautiful, and heartwarming. Sam is strong and will get through this. I just know it! She is a blessing to all who know her! Thank you for sharing your prayers with this wonderful family…Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy On Us…

  4. Emma

    Thank you for sharing.
    Keeping them in my heart and prayers

  5. Sam

    Thank you everyone…I am in tears once again how God can bring blessings out of suffering. Just seeing the world rally for by baby is so humbling and promising. What mom wouldn't go to the end of the world to save her baby? Our God is an awesome God bringing people together through the internet who would otherwise never know each others joys and sorrows. I know that no matter what happens with my precious baby that God's will is being done.

    I am sure that when we are all glorified together in the Kingdom of Christ the banquet table will be full of great stories and reunions with those God has placed in our lives without us even knowing it! Love to all especially you Jessica for being so open to sharing your love for the Lord with others!

  6. Sam

    I just wanted to share with all of you St Therese followers that someone who heard about my situation brought over a Bl Louis and Zelie Martin Relic this morning and prayed with me for their intercession! I am lifting up all of you and your intentions as I pray with them! +JMJ+

  7. Sam

    Dear friends and prayer warriors…Steven didn't make it…I went to the hospital yesterday to be induced after seeing that there wasn't a heartbeat during the sonogram. I delivered Steven at 5am this morning…he was 5 months today and he was just perfect in every way. I just got home from the hospital and am resting. I will post more later. Thank you all for being part of our MIRACLE…all this support during this time has been amazing…thank you for your prayers.


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