Urgent Request: We Interrupt this Blog

A Beautiful Church. Tiva, Tahaa, French Polynesia. January, 2004.
Please Pray With Me
Last week my third-millennium friend Charity shared her worry that her cancer has returned
Yesterday, she reported that cancer once again has invaded her body.
Will you please do this with me? Close your eyes, bow your head, drop to your knees, raise your hands–assume your preferred attitude of prayer. 
Now listen to the Spirit within you–the Spirit that dwells in us all–and pray for Charity.
My prayer this morning goes like this:
Father God,
We know that Your ways are not our ways and so we trust You, even when horrible things happen to people we love. Today, I lift up my friend Charity to You. Help her, Father, to feel the love we offer to her and to recognize it as a pale, pale reflection of Your sustaining love for her. 
Help us all to remember that her essential identity is Child of God, not Woman with Cancer.
I call on Your abundant goodness, Father God. Heal her body, ease her heart, quell her pain, guide the doctors who care for her.

Make her to feel the mighty power of Your Holy Spirit dwelling within her.

I ask these things in the precious Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ.


 I had planned to share something else here with you today. It can wait.

1 I will extol You, my God, O King,
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised,
And His greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
5 On the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
6 Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts,
And I will tell of Your greatness.
7 They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness
And will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.
Psalm 145:1-7 (NASB)


  1. Amen. And may we all speak of the power of God’s awesome acts and tell of His greatness on Charity’s behalf.

  2. Amen. I pray for a swift recovery for Charity.

  3. Thank you, Nancy and Robyn.

  4. I’m praying for Charity. Please keep us posted on her condition. Cancer is EVIL, but God can even use that to pour out His love for her.

  5. Sheila…

    How special a good friend is in times like these.

    You are being a good, Godly friend.

    Praying with you.


  6. Thank you for your powerful and anointed prayer for Charity. I have agreed with you and where two or three agree, there is power to perform that which we ask. As I lay in bed last night and held her up to the Father, asking that he flow through her veins his healing touch. I praise God for our Blogger community and all those willing to stand by in time of need.

  7. Hope you do not mind, but I requested my followers to join with you in this powerful prayer for Charity and also for others fighting this enemy.

  8. Also praying with you for Charity.

  9. Thank you all for reading…and more so for praying.

  10. What Duane said. You, Sheila, are a good and gracious friend.

    I’ve prayed. Reckon I will again.

  11. Lyla, and Duane,
    It’s a privilege to pray for a sibling in Christ, no?

    And a small thing, in its effort, compared to other acts of kindness. Offering prayers is mighty but it doesn’t require me to change my schedule, to go anywhere, to spend any money…

    Your kind words humble me.

  12. Followed Hazel from A Joyful Noise over. Praying for Charity.

  13. Welcome, Floyd, and thank you.

  14. Agreeing with you in prayer. I also pray that she can tap in to the Mercies of God that are new every morning – both for strength and for healing..in Jesus’ name.

  15. Thank you.

  16. Sheila – deeply I am grateful. Thank you. Your prayers are being answered and the Lord is sustaining me.

  17. Charity,
    It’s my privilege. I am grateful for you.