Prayers for the Murphy Family

by | Mar 21, 2018 | My Siblings, Prayer Request | 29 comments

🎶 Can the human heart refrain from partaking in her pain, In that Mother’s pain untold? ðŸŽ¶ 
{We are praying for a special intention tonight 💔 sometimes the crosses given to those dear to us seem so heavy. I would be grateful if, in your charity, you would offer a prayer too} 
#thirdstation #jesusfallsthefirsttime #fourthstation #jesusmeetshisafflictedmother #fifthstation #simonhelpsjesuscarryhiscross #jesusitrustinyou #motherofsorrows #oropronobis
 Today I shared an update and wanted to post here on the blog too: 

Thank you for praying for the special intention I mentioned on Friday night. At that time I had no idea just how heavy the cross was going to be for my brother Brian and his family, and how scary and heart wrenching for all of us. 💔

This past Saturday, Brian and his wife Meagan were at the hospital preparing to deliver and say goodbye to their sweet baby girl, she was due to arrive next month but her precious heart stopped beating… Her sweet smiling face had already captured all of our hearts and she will be missed dearly. Millie Frances was born asleep Sunday morning. It was such an honor and blessing to be there when she arrived, hold her tiny little body, and kiss her beautiful forehead.🌹 
Meanwhile their three year old daughter, my niece Evie, was really sick too due to the flu combined with her bleeding disorder that left her with a nose bleed that just would not stop. My sister Mary and I called her doctor’s office and Brian left the hospital to meet Evie and I there Saturday afternoon. (At this point it had been bleeding for 24 hours.) The doctor sent her home following her labs, but by the middle of the night it had gotten even scarier and Mom (who had taken over watching the girls for the night) called Brian to come back and take her to the ER. Sunday morning, just after Evie had been given her first transfusion, stabilized, and admitted to the Pediatric NICU, I messaged my brother to hurry back to labor and delivery, Millie was about to be born. Evie had another scary day on Monday and needed another transfusion, but as of yesterday she is much better and is finally HOME! Thanks be to God! ❤️ 
Please, please, pray for healing, comfort, and peace for my brother Brian and his family. 
They have been through so much. 🙏🏻


  1. Stefanie

    My heart to yours…

    2018-03-21 23:31:00

  2. Joy

    Praying for Brian and his family.

    2018-03-21 23:56:41

  3. Laura

    My heart goes out to your brother, his wife, and family. What a lot to endure in one weekend. May Our Lord bring them comfort and peace.

    2018-03-22 00:17:48

  4. Christine

    I will keep Brian and his family in my prayers. May Our Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around all of them!

    2018-03-22 00:24:19

  5. Mary Ellen

    Nothing is as painful as losing a child. They will be in my prayers, for their comfort and for sweet Evie’s recovery.

    2018-03-22 00:47:29

  6. Meagan Daoust

    Oh, Jessica!

    2018-03-22 00:49:35

  7. cpeterson337

    Praying!! <3 <3

    2018-03-22 01:47:04

  8. Aimee

    They have been on my mind and in my heart and prayers since you messaged me. We will continue to pray for God's grace to be abundant and tangible as they journey through this grief.

    2018-03-22 01:50:52

  9. KEC

    So very sorry, Jessica. You will all be in my prayers!

    2018-03-22 01:58:50

  10. jbc2789

    I'm so sorry, Jessica. Praying for you all.

    2018-03-22 02:22:48

  11. Ali

    Praying for your brother and his family (as well as the rest of you). God bless you all.

    2018-03-22 02:41:41

  12. Eliana

    What a heavy cross! I will pray for them tonight.

    2018-03-22 03:53:23

  13. Chandra Hall

    I am so sorry to hear about your brother’s family. We will be praying for them all. God bless.

    2018-03-22 03:57:00

  14. Valerie

    Heartfelt prayers.

    2018-03-22 04:14:43

  15. Melanie Vogel

    I'm so sorry, what a lot to bear. Sweet Millie…that ultrapsund picture is precious.

    2018-03-22 04:27:50

  16. Karen H

    Oh this is so heartbreaking. May He pour out His comfort and peace and healing on everyone's hearts, minds, and souls!

    2018-03-22 04:28:06

  17. Mimi G

    I'm so sorry Jessica for your family's heartache right now. Will keep your brother and his family in prayer.

    2018-03-22 04:34:55

  18. Carrie

    JMJ Love and prayers. 🌹

    2018-03-22 04:58:14

  19. Emma in Norway

    Dear Jessica, I am so sorry. We will remember sweet little Millie and pray for Evie and your dear family. Love, Emma

    2018-03-22 05:22:30

  20. SacredHeartMom

    Oh Jessica, I am so sorry. Praying for Millie, Evie, and your entire family. Peace.

    2018-03-22 09:48:31

  21. Christine M.

    I will pray for your entire family. May God keep them and our Lady wrap them in her mantle. God bless!

    2018-03-22 15:12:36

  22. CKo

    Praying and offering suffering. 🙏🙏🙏

    2018-03-22 15:21:28

  23. Marilyn

    Prayers for comfort and peace for Brian,Meagan and family. Prayers for Evie to be completely healed. Millie Frances will never be forgotten Forever in her family's hearts. God Bless Marilyn,Joan and Marion

    2018-03-22 16:44:44

  24. Emma

    Praying. Oh Mother of Perpetual Help, ora pro nobis!

    2018-03-22 20:26:40

  25. Penelope

    Oh Jessica, how devastating. I am so sorry. Prayers ascending for your brother and his wife and for your whole family.

    2018-03-22 22:35:33

  26. Marie

    I am so sorry Jessica! I will offer up my Mass tomorrow for your brother's family and their intentions. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for the Murphy family!!

    2018-03-23 01:39:40

  27. Lisa

    I am so sorry to hear this news, Jessica. Know that your brother's family will be in our prayers.

    2018-03-23 14:00:19

  28. patty

    I am so sorry for all, especially your brother and SIL. May God bless and keep them. May they feel comfort as Mary wraps them tightly in her mantle.

    2018-04-01 20:12:50

  29. Erin

    Have been praying, the Cross is so heavy for your brother and family. Praying.

    2018-04-01 22:51:22


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