And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. – James 5:15
I am constantly asked to pray for people. Most of the time, I choose to pray for the need out loud, right then and there. Too often, I have said I would pray, and then completely forgot to actually do it. I hate when I do that. Sometimes there are people who need prayer that I absolutely can’t ever get off of my mind. I remember one time there was a lady who had to go get a biopsy of a lump out of her breast at the same time my wife did. After much pleading with the Lord, my wife’s came back fine. Hers didn’t. Very easily, the results could have been reversed.
Though I was relieved that my wife’s came back fine, I could not get this other lady off of my mind. I made it my goal to pray for her as if she had been my wife. I didn’t want to just say some quick prayer like “help her Lord,” I wanted to keep her on the forefront of my mind as much as possible and lift her up constantly to the Lord. Almost every time I saw my wife, I saw her and prayed for her.
Today, she is cancer free.
I say all that to say this: I really want you guys to pray for a situation that came up this week. Logan Miller, a little 4-year-old boy has been diagnosed with cancer. Ever since I heard it, I have been connected with him almost like the woman with cancer. Every time I look at my little boy, I just think, “It could have very easily been him.” The very sight of my little boy reminds me to offer up a prayer for Logan.
Please pray for this little guy as well as his family. They have quite a journey ahead of them.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” — Isaiah 41:10