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A Prayer for a Man with Cancer – May 10, 2010

May 10, 2010

Dear Family and Friends,

Please take a moment to pray with us.

Father,

It sometimes amazes me how the internet and the multiple interconnections of people that emerge from it. I have heard from a good friend of mine who heard from a friend of a cousin with cancer.  In the moment of diagnosis and onset of treatment there is a desire to search for help, from the Divine, through personal prayer, and through connections with communities of prayer.  Such is the connection that reached me, to pray for Randy, a man I have never met, but who shares an illness which has affected many, including coworkers, friends, and my own wife.

I don’t know the details of Randy’s story, but that isn’t important.  What is important is that we share a moment of prayer for the eradication of his disease, an absence of side effects of treatment, and a return to health. 

A Prayer for a Man with Cancer

Mother God,
Father God,
You are always present
in our lives.
You are with us
In moments of ecstasy,
At the birth of an infant,
The wedding of a child
grown up before our eyes,
and in our witnessing scenes
of unimaginable natural beauty.
You are with us
In our deepest moments of sorrow,
at the bedside of a dying parent,
the hospitalization of a child
having attempted suicide,
or in the doctor’s office as she tells us
that the test results confirmed
the presence of cancer.
You are with us
as we swallow our fear
and undertake the journey
through cancer.
You are with us
as our bodies are bombarded
by radiation.
You are with us as
the IV of chemotherapy is started
releasing its poisons into our bodies.
Facing the possibility of our death
we feel ultimately alone,
and, still, You are there.
You are with us
as we cling to You
the Source of all Hope.
In Jesus’ name.
Amen.

A Prayer for a Man with Cancer

Peace,

Tom

One Comment leave one →
  1. Steve Asman permalink
    May 12, 2010 1:17 PM

    Thank You!!!!!! Randy is my dear cousin, I love him very much!!!!!

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