God Answers Prayers for Big Daddy Weave’s Jason Weaver After Urgent Request
By Movieguide® Staff
Contemporary Christian band Big Daddy Weave recently announced an urgent prayer request for Jason Weaver after the band’s bassist was checked into ICU.
However, after just one day, Jason got the go-ahead to go home.
“JAY IS HOME!!!!! Thank you for all of your prayers!” Jason’s wife, Emily, shared on Facebook. “God has been so gracious and kind during these past few days. Yesterday when I left the hospital, we didn’t know when Jay would come home. The doctors and nurses were concerned about all the things we asked for you to lift up in prayer. The Lord heard all your requests and surpassed them!”
In 2016, Jason underwent surgery to amputate both of his feet.
The band’s initial call to pray read:
We write today asking that you would please pray for Jay and his family. You have stood in the gap on his behalf over the last five years, for which we are incredibly grateful. We ask that you would again.
For 20 years, Jason has struggled with diabetes, which weakened his immune system and made it difficult for his body to defend against infection. Despite his amputations, Jason remained a part of Big Daddy Weave for five years until he made “the difficult decision to come off the road with Big Daddy Weave for a time to focus on his health.”
This week, however, his bandmates were concerned as the bassist had “an extremely difficult week, culminating in side effects from his dialysis treatments that led to him being admitted into the intensive care unit.”
The band asked fans to pray for three specific requests as Jason’s situation worsened.
“First, [pray] that Jay’s blood pressure will stabilize so he can be moved off of the ICU floor. … Secondly, to agree with us for direction for the doctors to find the source of this infection that has left a normally joke-a-minute Jay Dawg quiet and in constant pain, and that he may be healed from this intruder of an infection in his body,” the Band asked.
Big Daddy Weave added: “Third, please pray that the Holy Spirit would fill Jay’s hospital room so that Jay will not feel alone. Pray that Jay will constantly be reminded how much he is loved. Pray that the Lord will give Jay emotional and physical strength. Fourth, please lift up the hearts of Jay’s wife and children, Emily, Makenzie, Madison and Nathan. Pray against fear. Pray for strength and the peace that passes all human understanding.”
Updates two days later confirmed that God faithfully answered the prayers for Jason and his family.
“We have follow ups with doctors these next two weeks. There may be changes in medical treatments. We are trusting completely in His plan. Thank you, thank you, thank you again for your prayers and sweet words,” Emily said.
Please join Movieguide® in continued prayer for Jason and his family.