Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Prayer Does Matter?!

Today I received this email from a friend whose wife was recently diagnosed with cancer. With his permission, I share his inspiring message with you.
Ok, I have to tell you something. Several years ago at an old job, a guy who I did not know very well was diagnosed with a terminal condition. Someone got a bunch of people together and they prayed for him to be cured. It all sounded nice to me, yet I didn't, maybe couldn't, put much credibility in it all. Well...not only did he survive, yet at the exact hour when this prayer session was taking place, he began to rebound. The doctors were amazed as was everyone else who had prayed. He soon returned to work and to the best of my knowledge, he's still there.
Well, I know that so many of you have been praying for my wife and for that I'm eternally grateful.
Yesterday we received word from the doctor that her pathology report was clear...no cancer in her lymph nodes. I think I damaged some vocal cords with the scream I let out. There's gotta be a word that's even bigger than happy to describe that feeling.
So, apparently this praying thing works. Maybe it's how God hears us. What makes me absolutely certain of it is that he not only hears...he responds.


  1. Love this! Thank you for sharing - it's so important that we share the stories of when God shows up. I'm linking to this post from my blog on Friday. :)
    -Heather Hammond

  2. Thanks, Heather. Hope you, David and the family have a great Christmas and holiday!