Friday, March 7, 2008

A Weekend of Silence

I'm headed out of town so there will be no Louisiana Saturday Night this weekend. Instead, I'm declaring a "weekend of silence" and asking everyone who visits Prayers, Prayers and Observations to send up a prayer for Patrick Swayze.

James 5:13 states: Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyhone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.

I know we all have friends and loved ones who have been attacked by cancer and other illnesses.

1 John 5:14 states: Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked him.

The National Cancer Institute estimates there will be 37,680 new cases of pancreatic cancer in 2008 with 34,290 deaths in the U.S.; only five percent of patients live more than five years after being diagnosed.

Breathe a prayer right this minute for Swayze and his family. Better yet, hit your knees. Prayer is the most powerful weapon we have.

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Angela Breidenbach said...

I didn't know Patrick Swayze was diagnosed with cancer. As a cancer survivor, I understand the fears and difficulty of that diagnosis.

Dear Lord,
We bring before you this man and his family. We ask that you send your healing and comfort. We also ask you for kindness and mercy to uplift and encourage Patrick through this time.
In Jesus Name,

Erica Vetsch said...

Cancer is such a horrible disease that is no respecter of persons. If you think of it, please pray for my MIL who is waging her own war against this terrible foe.