Eric Schumacher and Jessika Sanders on how to pray for others in crisis.

Episode 58
42m | Apr 3, 2024

How can we respond when we don’t have the words?

In this episode, Jessika Sanders and Eric Schumacher discuss their book, In His Hands: Prayers for Your Child and Baby in a Medical Crisis. They share their personal experiences of going through a medical crisis with their child and how they found comfort and strength through prayer. The book contains prayers for various situations and offers support and encouragement for families facing similar challenges. They emphasize the importance of depending on God and trusting His faithfulness during difficult times.

This conversation is not restricted solely to parents in crisis but to any of us facing difficulty.

Highlights and takeaways from the conversation:

  • Prayer can provide comfort and strength during a medical crisis.
  • Writing prayers can be a spiritual experience that deepens faith and trust in God.
  • God sees and knows our struggles and invites us to ask Him for help.
  • Dependence on God in prayer allows us to experience His faithfulness and provision. Trusting in God's will and surrendering to Him can bring relief and hope in times of suffering.
  • God, who is well acquainted with suffering, is the perfect person to turn to in moments of pain.
  • Suffering can lead to a deeper and fresher relationship with God.
  • It is important to know how to respond to suffering, both in our own lives and in the lives of others.

Learn more about Jessika’s ministry at her site, You can follow Jessika on Instagram and LinkedIn. Learn more about Eric and where to follow him here. If you haven’t already bought it, preorder their book, In His Hands. Email us at You can follow MercyCast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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