I am not much of a theologian, but somehow it seems to me that God's greatest desire is for us to experience joy in this life. Not just once or twice, but every day God wants us to experience the joy of existence: a sunset, a snowflake, a dewdrop on aflower's petal.
Too often we feel we are here to experience pain, because it is with pain that we have become more familiar. However, time and again, one of us learns that to give to others, even when bombarded by our own pain, brings us joy, pure, divine joy. When we think of others, care for others, our own pains are diminished, as are diminished the pains of the person for whom we care. Joy breeds joy. Come and visit often, say a prayer, see if a new name has been added, send your love to them through your Creator. Your hearts will be full, joy will conquer suffering, and you will be blessed.
There is one Presence,
Does prayer work? Many people have been taken off this list because they've recovered.
From this Lighthouse on Lake Ontario, a place that means so much to our friend Rochelle (Roxy), she said a special prayer of thanks for all the people in AOL's Cancer Support Chat Room.
Rox, passed away in July of 2003.
Please pray for our soldiers, for their friends and families. Please pray for peace.
Please say a special prayer for Georgia Stillwell, and all the soldiers and all the families of soldiers who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
|Ann Foss had surgery, chemotherapy, and now her cancer is back and the doctors say there is nothing she can do. Sadly, she believes them.|
|Cheri has cancer & many health problems.|
|Please pray for Jeannine Campos a mother of three who has such a rare cancer (50 in the whole world) that no treatment or protocol exists.|
|Please pray for my darling father Richard Patching.|
I am requesting prayer for John a dear friend who has cancer and is currently going through chemotherapy.
|Juanita Ward (and beloved wife of current minister, Elbert Ward ) has had numerous strokes the past few years.|
|A special prayer for Thommy.|
|Brian was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.|
|Anderson Rene (13) had surgery for a tumor behind her pancreas.|
|Please pray for my dad Anthony Santomauro for healing.|
|Lewis Patton is in the hospital with liver problems.|
|Marc is very ill and is having a very rare procedure.|
|Courtney, 16, has skin cancer - melanoma.|
|Please pray for my uncles Vengtas and Krishna who have stomach cancer.|
|Victoria McNelly has cutaneous lymphoma.|
|Dewayne has stage 4 lung cancer.|
|Maia, 9 years old, was diagnosed with a heart condition call right coronary artery anomaly.|
|Bernie - Head Neck Cancer metastasized to lungs.|
|Suzanne Grimes is hospitalized with cancer.|
George has stage 4 lung cancer.
|Gretchen needs prayers for thyroid cancer.|
|Kim W's liver is severely damaged|
|Michelle Silquero has throat cancer.|
|Raymond Reid has heart and kidney failure and Cancer.|
|Kenny Craig, 36, has colon and liver cancer.|
|Susan Heisel has cancer.|
|Suzanne Grimes is suffering from throat cancer.|
|Judy has pancreatic cancer.|
|Bernie ─ Head Neck Cancer metastasized to lungs.|
|Kathy has recurring kidney stones and surgeries.|
Dee would appreciate a small prayer to help her fight her returning cancer that
to liver, bones, lungs spine, legs, and nodes.
|Stacey Pacheco and sons, need prayers.|
|Carole has breast cancer.|
|Amber Ellis has been ill for a long time.|
|The Reyna family needs our prayers.|
|Carol has acute pain every hour of every day after transplant surgery.|
|Chance needs our prayers for peace.|
|Jan is having surgery for lung cancer.|
|Lin needs our prayers and thoughts as she helps her mother prepare to cross over.|
|Ed's 73 year old mother is very ill. She and her family could use our thoughts and prayers.|
|Please pray for Ruth.|
|Kathy has had five kidney surgeries recently.|
Jenny June Lassandrello was diagnosed with melanoma.
Mathew Butler is bipolar and needs prayers for strength.
|Pastor Daniel Hodge is in need of a miracle; he has cancer of the spine and both lungs.|
|Jon has in kidney failure with horribly infected left leg|
|Please say a prayer for Buddy. Buddy can change the world with just a little help.|
Wade has inoperable brain cancer. She is a Mother to 4 year old Emma who needs
|Debra L Cox just found out that she has ovarian cancer and already spread to he liver and has water buildup in and around her organs. She starts chemo soon and after the chemo she'll have surgery.|
|Nancy has brain cancer and is a lot of pain.|
|Winston and Debra need our prayers|
|Elizabeth is sixteen years old and battling severe clinical depression in a hospital.|
|Janine was diagnosed with rectal cancer|
Debbie's daughter has lymphoma. Debbie has leukemia.
|Michael was diagnosed Memorial Day 2010 with stage 4 colon cancer that spread to the liver and lymph nodes.|
|Kathy needs our prayers and thoughts.|
Sam Lucero had a stroke last week and is paralyzed all down his left side.
|Norvell Stark Sr is trying to recover from gastric bypass surgery and has had several complications.|
Please pray for Joe; he has kidney failure.
Please pray for an 80 yr old woman who is currently in ICU in WA state. She recently had hernia surgery and is now septic with Staph.
Please pray for Vinai Kwanbunbumpen. Vinai has prostate cancer.
Please pray for a successful surgery to remove breast cancer from Marcy Sweet.
I was wondering if you could pray for me, Brittany. I have hepatitis C and anemia, so I am tired and weak all the time, I find it really hard to do anything really, so I don't work and I'm only 20.
|Victoria Hicks has stage four breast cancer.|
|Mary Harbison has had her cancer return.|
|Mitzi Hunter can use some prayers.|
|Sister Darla Barnshaw in Morton PA is in the end stages of COPD.|
|Edgar has just had surgery.|
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