(another guest post from Ali)
In the midst of a difficult, sad time, it is beautiful to think of the people all over the world praying for Patrick. There are folks in both hemispheres, people from various faith traditions, people who knew Patrick as a child and people who have never met him. We are united in our love and hope and grief.
Julie, Patrick and the rest of the Kelly family are so grateful for your prayers.
As friends of Patrick, we’re organizing a virtual prayer vigil to cover Patrick and his family in our love and prayers. You can sign up in thirty-minute increments on this google document:
Please just follow the link and put your name in as many prayer timeslots as you would like! It should be quite simple. You may also put your location, if you want to. How wonderful it will be for Patrick’s family to look at the list and see how people all over the world (friends, family and people they've never met!) are holding them up in prayer!
You can also write a prayer here in the comments section. These prayers can be an encouragement to Patrick and his friends and family. (I like the thought of reading them to Patrick when we visit him at NIH.)
For those who like to pray by name, here are the names of Patrick's immediate family members:
Julie --Patrick’s wife
Cecelia- Patrick’s two-year-old daughter
JoAnn, Christine – Patrick’s sisters
Claire- Patrick’s mom
Tim- Patrick’s dad