pray without ceasing.

I just received this email.  Please pray.

“Rachel- i’ve been reading your blog for awhile and love your style! I cant tell you how much i appreciate you taking the time to put together this prayer blog. God is doing amazing things through you.  If you could please pray for me, I would greatly appreciate it. I’m a 26 yr old preschool teacher who has always felt as if i was born to raise a family. last year i was diagnosed with cervical cancer and had a radical hysterectomy last month. All hopes of me having my own children were crushed. Two weeks after the surgery, my fiance ended our engagement. Just this morning I found out I have stage 3 lung cancer and i’m considered untreatable. I’ll be learning my prognosis within the next few days. I’m not really sure what my prayer request is at this point. I’m having a very hard time seeing what God’s plan is through all this. I guess i’m asking for peace and not to lose faith through this as this all unfolds. I thought I always knew what my purpose was and now i’m just not sure. Please keep my request anonymous if at all possible, i would appreciate it very much. I hesitated to send this as i know what you are going through with your dad and i’m praying this does not strike a chord with you. As i mentioned, i just found out about my new diagnosis this morning and have not been able to bring myself to break the news to my friends or family just yet. I suppose its strange that I’m confiding in a stranger, but I feel like somehow putting this out there in hopes of receiving prayer is just the first step of my healing process. I will keep your father in my prayers as well. Thank you so much. “

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14 responses to “pray without ceasing.

  1. ambs

    suddenly my “problems” seem so small.
    the Lord truly is using you as a conduit- this is amazing.
    I am for sure praying for her……
    please let her know.

    ambs

  2. how heart breaking…just stopped and said a prayer for her. this is a wonderful thing you are doing.

  3. Rachael, if you could pass this on to this sweet woman, although she may read the comments. I want her to know that I truly believe that God will give her the opportunity to raise a family – whether in this life or the next. He is all powerful and perfectly knows, understands and loves his children. He would never deny someone worthy the blessing of raising a family. Tell her that I know that! And tell her we all pray for her and send our healing thoughts her way.

  4. Wow, that is terrible! I am praying for her!

  5. Luann

    what can we do for her? how can we tangibly help her?

  6. I find that reading prayer requests from others often helps to keep my own issues in perspective. My little quibble with the cousin is literally nothing in comparison, and in a way, I’m thankful for that. No matter how bad my life has been, never was anything life threatening. Sorry, didn’t mean to turn this around and make it about me, ’twas just a thought.

    I will be praying with all my might for this anonymous person in hopes that God will grant her peace and make her wildest dreams come true. I often don’t understand why bad things happen, but at the very very least, someone so trusting in Him is sure to do some good here on Earth in the process. Keep the faith my dear, anything is possible in Him. Lots of love and well wishes to you all.

  7. Rachel & Anonymous,
    I never pray. I’m not always sure I believe enough to pray. But for this woman, I will pray, and hope that she finds the courage to fight and beat this!

  8. Liz

    When I wrote this email, it was like sending a message in a bottle out to the unknown. I realized I was asking for prayer but part of me took comfort in knowing I was remaining anonymous. Maybe it wasn’t really happening if nobody knew my name? It’s been an overwhelming day in so many ways. Rachel is a complete stranger to me and went so out of her way to help me not feel so alone. I can’t thank you amazing women enough for your kind words and prayers. I really am at a complete loss for words and i’m not sure i’m even making too much sense at this point. Basically, i just wanted to thank you all. Plain and simple. Thank you, thank you, thank you. ❤

  9. I’ll be saying prayers for her too. This is a great thing you are doing Rachel!

    Jamie 🙂

  10. Amy

    To Liz and the others, I’m praying. I know that our God is faithful – even if I may not always understand his ways. To Rachel, thanks for being faithful to what God placed on your heart.

  11. Kat

    I don’t even know what to say….other than I will pray for you Liz, what a burden to carry, thank you for sharing your load with us at Rachel’s blog.

  12. There really are no words. It’s honestly a terrible shame that someone who just wanted to be a mother and contribute to society as a whole through teach could be given such a bad streak of luck. I hope that when she finds out her prognosis that it will be as long as humanly possible. No one deserves to die before they really experience what the world has to offer.

  13. I’m not usually one to pray but I will definitely make an exception here. Last year one of my best friends was diagnosed with cervical cancer that metastasized to her lungs. My friend helped us create a new company – http://www.humantribeproject – that allows friends and family to connect, unite and raise funds (when needed) for a loved one fighting cancer. Perhaps this could help you through this especially trying time. I don’t know you, but I send you a great big hug.

  14. Please, remember Shule and me in prayer for a relationship miracle for us both, that we be reconciled for the glory of God, THAT GOD WILL BRING OUR RELATIONSHIP TOGETHER AS A MARRIED COUPLE, THAT HE WILL BLESS OUR REUNITING AND THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO RAISE OUR FAMILY IN GODLY FEAR.
    May God draw us both closer to Himself, and that we can have a loving relationship with God and each other. May His perfect will be done for us.
    SOMETIME IT TAKES THE SEPARATING TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE MEANT FOR ONE ANOTHER, SO please PRAY THAT GOD WILL QUICKEN SHULE’S SPIRIT AND OPEN HIS HEART FOR HIS LOVE FOR YOU. FATHER GOD SO THAT THIS WILL BE WHAT YOU HAVE COMMANDED, PRAY THAT YOU WILL UNITE US IN LOVE, PRAY THAT THERE IS NO OTHER INVOLVEMENT. THAT US, TWO INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR WAY FROM ONE ANOTHER, AND THAT YOU HAVE ORDAINED US TO BE ONE
    Please pray for a restoration of the relationship and that it become the relationship that God wants it to be. May He open up the lines of communication so that He is honored by the peace and love between Shule and me. May I be open to hear how God wants me to act and speak to Shule. May the relationship be a blessing to us both. May He be between Shule and me, filtering every word, every action, every thought.
    Please, agree in prayer that our relationship is restored in a Godly way. That we be able to each speak Truth to one another in love. That God will greatly direct and guide us and that most of all we will know His great love for us. May the Lord bless us with children and with a peaceful home.
    Also, please, hold Shule before You and ask that You draw near to him so that he becomes aware of Your Presence too. Let this time apart be a time of healing and renewal. Cause him to desire a reconciliation and make contact with me.
    Lord, please restore the relationship between Shule and me, making stronger than it ever was before. Let our relationship grow, with You as it’s solid foundation. Strengthen the communication between us and hold us in Your Love and care, leading us towards marriage and a lifelong commitment. Bless us with many healthy children, who will grow up knowing You.
    Please, ask the Lord to move in miraculous power in this situation.
    Be blessed and stay connected.
    In Jesus’ Name
    Kaca

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