Patty slipped the note containing a prayer for healing between the rocks of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem today. When she had a moment, she sent me a message to tell me what she had done and this photo to prove it.
What a powerful message my friend sent me. The blessing of a prayer mumbled in near silence as she pressed closer into the crowd to reach the wall. She had promised to pray for me in a card she mailed before she left…and she was following through.
If you have followed this journey with me for very long you know I believe in miracles and I believe in the power of prayer. I completely believe the only reason I am here four years and four months since my pancreas cancer diagnosis is thru the intercession of prayers offered up for me.
Sometimes I wonder when I tell someone I will pray for them if they truly believe I will do it. Am I just saying something because I don’t know what else to say about the trial they are faced with? This promise is a huge responsibility in my view. The reason is….I know that if God hears the prayers of all of us…He will answer them. It might not be in our time, it might not be in the way we thought He should do it….but He does answer.
My niece told me last week she and her family pray for healing for me every night. I can picture four little boys in the pajamas and wet heads kneeling beside their beds with hands pressed. She asked me what I wanted her to pray for me. I told her to please pray for God’s will for us and for His peace and strength to face whatever His will would be. That we could glorify Him in our acceptance and be an example of what having a relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ looks like. An example that would stir the question deep within them…how do I find that kind of strength?
There are many friends, family and others that are praying for us. Not one day passes that someone doesn’t share with Tommy or me in conversation or by email. We are humbled and thankful. Thank you Patty.
If you feel a tug at your soul to say a prayer for someone you know could use it..please do so. And, watch to see how the answer unfolds. There is a power in this simple act that can move mountains. I promise you.
I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call on Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13