God is Glorified When We Pray Ridiculous Prayers of Faith.

I have an adult nephew who was diagnosed with cancer in his shoulder. I don’t know exactly what the procedure was to be, but it involved removing ribs and part of his shoulder blade. This work would be done in the course of gaining access to the tumor. The whole idea of this dramatic surgery was scary for family and friends of Todd.

When fact is stated by people with the skill set and knowledge to be credible in their revelation, prayer becomes problematic for many. If a doctor says you are going to die from some rare disease, it can destroy your faith. It seems so ridiculous to begin praying in the face of fact. I mean after-all, fact is the doctor says you are dying. It would seem the best prayer you could pray would be that the passing would be of little pain and you’d have time to get your affairs in order.

Years back, my dad was diagnosed with terminal leukemia on a Friday. On Monday he both checked into and out of the hospital. What happened? Sometime between Friday and Monday, my dad was healed of cancer. My dad was a man of prayer.

Years later, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer on Friday and the doctor said i likely only had a few months to live. On Monday, a specialist told me nothing was wrong with me and forget about what the previous doctor said. What happened? I was healed.

Todd was diagnosed with cancer. Todd now does not have cancer. Todd has a non-cancerous tumor that is invasive in nature. Surgery is scheduled. I have but one question to ask.

Is it ridiculous to ask God for a total and complete healing of Todd?

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

2 thoughts on “God is Glorified When We Pray Ridiculous Prayers of Faith.”

  1. No, it’s not ridiculous. It’s a normal response for a Christian who believes what the Bible teaches. When we are consumed with God’s Word the “facts” of the world don’t faze us. Sure, people mock us. They mocked Jesus, too. Let God be true and every man a liar. (No offense to the medical community. Thank God for what they do, but there is a higher power available to those who “only believe”. His name, of course, is Jesus.)

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