A Mother’s Prayer

I talked to Sally tonight.  Over the past few weeks, I had heard updates about Michael from friends, but tonight was the first time that I was able to really talk to Sally and hear what has been going on.

I wish I had better news.  But what I learned was that Michael is not doing well at all.  After being in his new Rehab for a short time, he was sent to a community hospital Upstate and has been there ever since.  Sally shard that things have not been going well since they aren’t equipped to be able to help with Michael’s various needs.  And because of this, Michael’s health has been deteriorating.  Which is a devastating blow.

Sally shared that her deepest desire and prayer is to be able to bring Michael home.  Home to Long Island, home to Eastport.  Home to where he can be surrounded by family and friends and his church and his community.

This in itself has many obstacles.  But this is where we can come in.  Would you first join me in praying for what is best for Michael?  For God to work out whatever needs to happen for Michael to be thriving once again?  Sally is advocating.  She has been by his side non-stop since the very beginning.  She knows her son and his needs and wants what is best for him but there will be challenges and prayer is needed for wisdom and strength in the process.


The other tangible need within all of this is for work to be done on the Einfeldt’s home so that if it was possible for Michael to come home, that he would be able to come home to a place that was well equipped.  Sally shared that they had friends who were already stepping forward to help.  But right away, I thought about our amazing church and this wonderful community.  I wondered who might be out there that would be able to help with what would be needed.

Sally’s prayer is that Michael could be cared for here.  That he could be surrounded by his family and friends and in the environment that is home.  And I promised her that I would share her words so that we could start praying for what would be best for Michael.  She told me, “Michael wants to come home.  I asked him and he couldn’t blink “yes” enough.”

These prayers might seem impossible because there is a whole medical and legal system to navigate through.  And I don’t know all of the answers and I don’t know how it would all work out.  But I do know that we love and serve an amazing God who makes all things possible.  Who works all things out for the good of those who love him.


So once again, I’m asking for prayers.  For prayers for Sally and for Michael and for their family.  For prayers that God would work on Michael’s behalf that he might be able to come back and be cared for at home.  For prayers for the right people to help and for Michael’s best interest to be had.  And for prayers for his health that he would start to heal and recover again.

And along with the prayers I’m wondering if there are people out there who could help renovate the Einfeldt’s home when needed.  Everything is very preliminary right now.  But  if we could get people together to be on call if things are a go, then this is a big and beautiful way that we could show our love to a family that has been through so very much.

Please keep these things in prayer.  Amidst all of the struggles and negativity in our world right now, this is an opportunity to do something beautiful and good.  If you are able and willing to help in any way, please send a message and we will get a team together to be on call for these possibilities.  I believe that God can make good in all of this.  I have hope for the very best and I have faith that God will work all things out for good.

Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.


  1. I am not good with a hammer or saw but I can provide food for the workers one day ! And prayers are coming Sally’s way. Michael is always in my heart . God bless all the volunteers.

  2. We are away at this moment but would like to help with a donation for the work to be done. We don’t know him but we have been praying for him and his Family since we heard about this tragedy. We continue to keep Michael and his Family in our prayers.

  3. Hey I want to thank you for keep everyone updated with Michael. This is Michaels boss from the country club, I pray for Michael everyday. If there is anything or any help needed please let the family know I will help. The tragedy was devastating to the country club family. And people ask about Michael all the time.

  4. I worked in medical Social work for several years (nursing facility and internship with SBU Trauma on 18S). Please let me know if I can help or advise in anyway.

  5. My heart breaks for this family. I always pray for Michael and his family. I read all your posts but have a particular interest in Michael’s case. I wish I could do more for them. I will never stop praying for their wellbeing. God please grant all the Einfeldt’s wishes for Michael’s health and homecoming. Sending our love.

  6. Always praying for Michael and his family. Being a mom, a nurse, and someone that loves to cook….in whatever way I could help, I will. Most importantly like you said Laura, we serve an awesome loving God, so we pray and What goes up in prayer, comes down in blessings and therefore we praise Him for answered prayer!

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