Should I pray that our little boy would be healed? This is a tough one for me. Our baby already HAS Down syndrome. Can you pray for a fact to change? I mean, I feel like I can pray for a change in heart (mine or someone else's). Or for something in the future (for example, that our boy does not develop autism as well, though the jury is still out on whether autism exists in a person before it's detected, I think). But to pray for a reality to change... I have a hard time with that. I mean, our boy has 47 chromosomes, not 46. And I would have a hard time with the balance of praying that he would be healed and preparing myself for what we have in store for us with a baby who has Down syndrome. But Christ has performed miracles before and He could do it again.
So, for those of you who feel called to pray that either a) the lab test was wrong (statistics show 99.4% accuracy), or b) Jesus would perform a miracle and remove the extra 21st chromosome from our son's body... please do so. Mark is praying for that. I know others are too. I don't know if I'll get there. But I so appreciate your heart for our son.
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