For my friends best friend, Catherine
by Phil Owen
(Liverpool, united Kingdom)
Pease pray for my best friend . Just over 4 years ago she was diagnosed with terminal cancer whilst pregnant (papilary renal cell carcinoma). Her kidney was removed but the cancer had spread to the lymph system. There has been a lot of prayer for her over the last few years & she has already lived longer than was anticipated. She is 32 years old with 2 little girls aged 6 & 4. We have been seeking God for healings in our church & city & have several testimonies, but now Cath is looking very frail. She can barely breath due to fluid on her lungs which is drained daily,she is on oxygen & still gasping, her muscles are wasting, she can't walk, there are tumours throughout her lymph system, she is so very frail & thin but still praising God!
I'm asking for prayer because I am worn down and battle weary. Everytime there is some encouragement it feels like it is snatched away from us. When we pray she seems to get worse! Now we're being told to just accept the inevitable & that the reality is there is nothing more we can do. However, I'm not ready to give up just yet as the only reality I know is that Jesus conquered death on the cross & by His wounds we are healed.
I believe in the power of prayer & Gods ability & willingness to heal. In Christ we have been given the authority to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons & cleanse those with leprosy!! So please pray, ask your friends to pray,ask your church to pray!!