Prayer Works, Part 3

She spent most of her days overwhelmed with fatigue.

She spent a lot of days vomiting.

She spent a lot of days traveling to her doc’s office for radiation.

She spent two years with breast cancer.

I spent time with this patient for two years.

I spent our visits smiling with her.

I spent our visits managing her nausea and her pain.

I spent our visits asking about her mood and how I could help keep her optimistic.

And we spent two years talking about prayer. Church. Scripture. God’s love. His mercy. And His faithfulness.

And when she told me she was cancer free, we both screamed and danced in the exam room and she told me, “God answered my prayers.”

Because even in medicine, prayer works.

God gave her an amazing team of Oncologists, nurses, home health aides, and other medical personnel.

But God also gave her the gift of prayer. He gave her a direct line to Him. An open channel that can be accessed at any moment.

In the Bible, we see where Jesus taught his disciples how to pray when He prayed, “Our God who art in heaven. Hallowed be the name. They kingdom come, they will be done. On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”

God wants us to know that He is in heaven. That He is power. That His purpose will be done in your life and on Earth. That He will supply your daily needs. That He will help you forgive others as He has already forgiven you. And that His kingdom rains down the blessings of power and glory directly to His children.

God wants you to know that you can come to him in prayer. Bring your needs to Him because He will meet your needs and give you more.

Because even in medicine, prayer works.

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