Saturday, July 4, 2009

Prayer Emergency!!

I normally wouldn't do this, but I have two very close friends who have loved ones battling cancer. I'm not going to use their real names because I figure (a) God knows who I'm talking about and (b) the families may not want their loved ones' crises spread all over the net.

If those of you who visit here could please add these people to a prayer chain/group, I'd be grateful. I've already done so at my church, but thought "Gee! I could reach a lot of people in cyberspace!"

Here are the two people who desperately need prayer for a miracle. Also include the families of these two people. The families are just as affected as the patient.

  • "Martha" is in her 50's (I never asked her real age. I was brought up that it was rude to do so.) and has been battling cancer. She's the mom of a friend I keep so very near to my heart, and she just recently had a setback. She raised a wonderful kid (my friend), and it breaks my heart to think a great lady like this could succumb to this dreaded disease.
  • "Abigail" is the niece of another very close friend of mine who just lost her husband to brain cancer in April. "Abigail" was diagnosed two weeks ago with cervical cancer (already at stage 4), and the doctors believe it has spread to her liver. "Abigail" starts chemo on the 13th. She's 19.
I know this could open the door to a lot of people asking me to do the same. Believe me when I say I pray every night that God's healing touch reaches those in this world who are suffering with any life-threatening disease. These two are just hitting close to home.

Thank you to everyone out there! Later today, I should have a regular post up.

Many blessings,
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Bungalow Bill said...

I don't think you need to worry about doing such a thing, or even bother about having to explain yourself. Part of the American experience is coming together for those in need. I couldn't think of a better day to make the request.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this! Cancer is a horrible struggle no one should be put through. My grandather and uncle-in-law both had their own mortal fights with the disease and I know that your friends will need every shred of prayer, luck and medicine.

I know the least I can do is pray for them and I will do it gladly.

blackandgoldfan said...

Bill and YA -- Thank you so much!!! You guys are angels!

Andrew33 said...

I will be praying for your friends. When I pray for people in such situations, it is little different than many others. Most people pray that others be healed or survive their ordeal. While that is included in my prayer, I realize that sometimes it is not God's will. I pray and will do so for your friends that it be God's will the best possible result happens for those that I am praying for. This is just a personal view of mine that it doesn't seem like a great idea that we pray for things that are against God's will. I pray that it is God's will that the bet thing s possible happen for this country, for my family, friends and similarly I will pray for the best things happen for your friends. I choose to let God decide what the best thing is. When I look back at the fall that nearly ended my life, at the time, I thought it was a bad thing. Now, looking back on how my life has changed since then, I realize that God had a bigger plan for me and it took a brush with death for me to see that. I am not trying to make the argument that "everything happens for a reason" as I do not think that to be true, but we can always make the best of everything that happens. Cancer is one of those things that it seems like nothing good comes of it and I hope that your friends get better and do not have to suffer. I will pray that God's will is the best outcome possible for everyone. Death is something I think about everyday as because of my brain injury, a fatal seizure or aneurism are infinitely more likely after such an injury. I understand and accept that my life will in all likelihood be much shorter than had that not happened. I realize now that I will be with God after I die and all the little things of this world won't matter anymore. Accepting that lifted so much off of my shoulders that I am a new person now. I wish I could convey that to your friends, since when I came to that realization, my health improved drastically. I hope that this in some way gives you peace of mind and gives you strength to share with your friends that they will need in the days ahead.

blackandgoldfan said...

Joel -- Thank you very much. And I agree...things happen according to His plan and in His time. As much as I would miss my family and friends terribly, I also know that there is something much better when I leave this world. I will convey the message of peace to them. Take care!