Hello Prayer Partners,
Thank you so much for your willingness to pray for our girl. We are coming to you to ask if you could just lift her up in prayer as she is really struggling with her OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) right now.
Lately, she has been washing her hands over and over again. Her hands are red from it. (This is a behavior she used to do when she was 2nd grade.) Her hands are not bleeding yet, but they soon will be, if she continues.
Twice today she opened the front door and ran off. The first time was to the end of the driveway before Kendall caught her and the other time she made it to the neighbor’s house. This is very scary! When she was little and did this we put a lock high up on the door. Now, there is nothing she can’t unlock. She is taller than me by 3 inches.
She is also repeating phrases over and over again. While this in not uncommon for her, the frequency has definitely increased.
She is also having eating issues. Foods she has liked in the past, she no longer has any interest. This is so strange for her. We are at a loss of why. (She does eat, but this sudden dislike of her favorites is strange.)
It just seems like she is restless. She paces the house and is into everything right now.
Please pray that the Lord will bring peace to her soul and calm these OCD urges inside her. Please pray for wisdom on how to help her. Is this due to spring allergies? (In the past, due to spring allergies she would be more aggressive.) Do we need to increase her OCD meds?
I’m nervous. The elopement issue is fear of mine. I am praying Psalm 77:1-2a,10-12:
“I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; …Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years of the right hand of the Most High.” I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.”
Our Lord has protected and loved this girl even before I held her in my arms. I have no need to fear because the Lord has a long track record of faithfulness. I need to keep reminding myself of this truth!
Thank you for praying with us on her OCD behaviors. It truly means so much for your willingness to pray for Sarah. Bless you and thank you!!