Skip to comments.Is It Right to Pray for Trig Palin?
Posted on 07/29/2009 7:58:08 PM PDT by Shirlee
Is it right to pray that Trig Palin be healed of his Down Syndrome? Many parents of children with Down Syndrome think it's a horrible thing to do.
It is always right to pray for healing.
However, please be aware that God may have a different purpose in Trig’s Down’s Syndrome. We may see it as a handicap, but God might not.
I don’t know of anyone who thinks prayer is bad unless they are just radical atheists. Just remember the words of C.S. Lewis, prayer doesn’t change God, it changes you.
Never hesitate to pray for healing, it is always the right thing to do. ;-)
Prayer is communion and talking with God. Tell God whatever you want. He wouldn’t want it any other way. Just don’t forget to listen when God speaks. :) Communion, Talking, Relationships... it’s a two way street. Stay Strong! God Bless.
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The Palins already have stated that their child is perfect -
in the eyes of God
Keep in mind that Downs has many health problems—heart, joint, skin, etc. It varies widely in both condition and degree. Healing can come in a myriad of way—physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Well of course it is. Anyone would covet perfect health. They call Down’s Syndrome a disability for good reason. Let the Lord decide whether HE wants to.
What care I for what nuts in denial think?
There are prayers which might be considered bad when asking for things God would not find appropriate (e.g., asking for someone’s death). Prayers for healing would always be good in God’s eyes from all that I know from reading the Bible.
I have always felt that the mentally handicapped are put here to teach us love and many other things more than they are to learn themselves.
God always answers prayer. He may say yes, he may say no or he may say wait a little while, but he always answers.
Since we can’t know the answer to your question, from God’s perspective, how about just praying that God’s will be done in Trig’s life?
I prayed for my friend’s Down Syndrome child but God chose not to heal her. She is a delightful young woman of 23, I believe, and I wouldn’t want her any other way. She’s a light.
DS makes this child’s life more challenging and he faces horrific discrimination.
I am an atheist and I say it’s perfectly fine to pray he’s relieved of Down’s Syndrome.
As it is a genetic disorder - an extra chromosome in what is normally the 21st pair - there can be no healing short of a literal miracle.
That said, the developmental limitations imposed by his condition vary from individual to individual. Prayer can’t hurt, especially if accompanied by love.
I do believe that praying for my friend’s child, along with all the others who were praying, helped her with her abilities. She’s pretty high functional.