Praying for the sick

Posted on January 12th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

I will be having prayer and anointing with oil tomorrow. In the Bible it says if anyone is sick they should call the leaders of the church together to pray for and anoint with oil the one who is sick in the name of Jesus and they will be healed. I know that God is able to heal me, no doubt. There are lots of questions that I have about how God heals, who He heals, when He heals and why He may not heal. These questions need not be answered right now. At this time, my trust in God is as simplistic as just doing what He says. It is in the book of James in the Bible if you are looking, chapter 5.

If you are able to pray with us at 2pm Western Australia time, wherever you are if time suits, I would really value your prayers. I woke up this morning feeling so much better than last night. I know people have been praying. If praying isn’t your thing, please know that your thoughts, support and encouragement has been, and continues to be, so important for us and we value it more than you will ever know.

We are thankful to you all.

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The God I pray to

Posted on January 12th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

I need to tell you a story. At the beginning of July last year, I was hours away from finding out if I had cancer or not. My neck was stiff, my chest was sore and swollen and my strength in my arms was diminishing. Which makes me wonder what the heck was I thinking by driving to the hardware store to pick up some supplies. I hadn’t been able to turn my neck for quite some time and even getting in and out of the car was painful. My faith was demonstrated every time I had to reverse.

I had told my folks a few days earlier what I was being tested for and they didn’t hesitate in asking people to pray. Ma asked a group to pray at the time of my appointment which was at 4:30 that afternoon. I suppose that I had a few hours to kill so I thought I would get some tools or something, hence the trip to the hardware store.

As I was driving, I can remember the exact patch of road when I felt a sudden change in my neck and my pain was gone. I began throwing my head from side to side, turning it as far around as I could in both directions. Nothing. Considering I was driving whilst doing this, the other drivers may be forgiven for thinking I was having a fit.

It was that noticeable that I looked at the clock and thought ‘I have to ask people what happened at 2:33, because something powerful has just happened’. I continued to the shops, went home and then Elizabeth and I headed to the specialist.

Before we got there my Mum called and asked how the meeting with the specialist went. I said we hadn’t got there yet, as the appointment was at 4:30. “Oh FOUR-thirty, I thought you said two-thirty. I told a group of people that your appointment was at 2:30 and that is when we all praying for you.”

I have had no reason to feel out of His reach.

That is the God I pray to.

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