Family and friends of a young woman who suffered a massive brain bleed at the weekend are calling people from far and wide to pray for healing. Hannah Montagu, 22, suffered the haemorrhage on Sunday morning, before being rushed to the hospital for emergency brain surgery.
Now, with Hannah fighting for her life in intensive care, her loved ones have set up a with a 24/7 prayer schedule and urged as many people as possible to sign up and cry out to God for Hannah's healing and recovery.
In a Facebook post on Monday, Hannah's sister Abbie Young said that her sibling "was rushed to hospital last night with a brain bleed and is currently in high risk brain surgery fighting for her life".
"We need a miracle and in a few hours we managed to get thousands of people praying for her life so please please please pray with us today as we need a real miracle," she wrote.
In an update posted following Hannah's surgery, Young said that doctors were extremely concerned because Hannah's "brain isn’t connecting to her body".
"She is currently in a coma," Young added. "The doctors are saying only time can really so please pray that in the her brain reconnects to her body and is fully restored. Let this be a miracle, anyone who knows Han knows her brain is a magnificent gift snd she is a fighter."
The wider Christian community has responded to the urgent call for prayer, with thousands of believers joining together with the family to lift up Hannah as she continues to battle while in a serious and life-threatening condition.
"We have been so overwhelmed by the prayers and support today we have been supernaturally strengthen by prayer alone today," Young wrote in a follow-up post. "Thousands upon thousands of people are praying and having faith for her life and we feel the power tangibly. as a prayer movement has become like wildfire. She is a fighter, she has a magnificent mind and we stand in prayer to a God who does miracles. Please please please keep praying for my beautiful little sister. Please pray that she is able to rest tonight so she can recover tomorrow."
In an update posted on Tuesday, Young said that her sister had "moved her arms" and was "extending her legs".
"We are seeing small miracles and hope is burning," she added. "This morning I was weeping in agony preparing to potentially saying goodbye tomorrow. These are small steps and we still need big miracles, there is a LONG way to go please keep praying! It’s working over 800 people joined with us to pray for her life on zoom this evening and God is moving he is a healer. Thank you for having faith for my wonderful sister."
In a bid to get as many people praying as possible, one of Hannah's friends has set up a 24/7 prayer schedule - you can sign up to pray for Hannah by heading here.
"As a family we have been taking prayer shifts through the night so if you would like to join we would be so grateful," Young wrote. "You can schedule on this link and we can see who is praying and have faith. Thank you all so much the heart cry continues as we lock eyes with Jesus."