Saturday, May 24, 2014

The C Word... And, Prayer...

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing something other than my life.  I'll be discussing some other people's needs.  And, a praise report!!

A Facebook friend of mine, R has been sick with lung cancer for a while, now.  I've been praying for her.  And, have requested others to pray for her, as well. 

God has been answering her prayer for healing.  She reported the other day, that the latest test results show that the tumours in her lungs, are reducing in size.

Praise God!  Thank You, Jesus!

I cannot tell you how happy I am for this.  My heart swelled up with joy, when I found this out.

Now... there are others for whom I've been praying, who truly need prayer for healing, as well.

While I know many people who need prayer for healing, I truly cannot mention everyone.  However, at this time, I will mention a couple of those, who are battling cancer

Plus one person I haven't met, but prayed with my neighbour/friend regarding the fellow.

This young man arrived from Europe, yesterday.  He'll be visiting with her and her son.  They've been friends for many years.

As per what I was told, the fellow is in his 30's and is dying.  Apparently, he has Melanoma.  Skin cancer.

He truly needs prayer.

Regarding the other two (2) people I'm praying for, both are related to me.

The first person I will mention, lives overseas.  She is someone I am not able to go visit, at this time.  Especially, since I am not yet able to travel.

While talking by telephone the other day, I found out that she was once again home from hospital.  For this, I praised God!

She truly needs healing from her lung cancer.  The tumour(s) inside her are affecting her breathing greatly.

However, she is now on oxygen 24 hours per day. 

I praise God that this will help her breathing.  However, she truly needs prayer.

And, so does another relative of mine.

This person lives not far from me.  She has cancer.  Cervical cancer.  And, has just gone through more testing to see if it has spread within her.

Apparently, she has not yet found out when her surgery will be scheduled for.  Hopefully, it will be soon.

This isn't someone my age.  This woman is younger.  And, has a young child, even.

So, she truly needs prayer.

Thinking about those who need prayer, brought to mind James 5:14-15, "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."

What a blessing these Bible verses are! 

Okay, they don't necessarily commit to full physical healing.  But then, God is not a genie in a bottle, who will grant a positive response for every request.

Still, God gave us a way to know what to do.

In order to have this work in our favour, and have God hear our prayer and provide healing for us, we must be saved.  He told us in His Word, the Bible, that He does not have to listen to the prayers of the unsaved.

I believe this is why we are told in these Bible verses, that the prayer of faith shall save the sick... and that the Lord shall raise him up.  And, that his sins shall be forgiven.

Wow!  How thankful I am for this! 

Okay, I am not an elder in the church.  But, prayer is powerful.

Let us pray, together...

Dear Heavenly Father, we come before You, on bended knee, because You are our awesome God.  You know the end from the beginning.  You know everything about us.  Yet, even in our sinfulness, You loved us, and sent Your only begotten Son to earth, so that those who believe upon Him, our Lord, Jesus Christ, will not perish, but have everlasting life.  Father, each and every one of us know those who are suffering in life with health problems.  We all know those who have various forms of cancer.  We pray it is Your will to provide healing for each person prayed for, not just here today, but in our prayers, daily.  Father, we thank You for the healing You give.  We thank You for the physical healing that will be obtained for those we are praying for.  And, we thank You, that no matter what, You will save those who pray to You, as we discussed, today.  We thank You, that You have provided for us, Your children, to have ultimate healing.  For when we leave this earth, and spend eternity in Heaven with You, we will have new bodies, and will no longer have any pain and/or suffering.  Still, we pray for those today and for all who we know who are suffering, here on earth.  We pray that You will save each person, if they are not saved already.  And, that You will physically heal those we are praying for.  We ask this in Jesus' precious name, because You told us that whatever we ask in Jesus' name, You will give us the desire of our heart, if it is Your will.  You know this is truly the desire of our heart, so we pray that it is Your will for this healing.  In Jesus' name we pray.  Amen.

Until next time...

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