The shoe is on the other foot for today’s Praying God’s Word Wednesday. My family is in the middle of something tough and I’m very much depending on the prayers of others.
My husband has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer. I had never even heard of that before a fateful doctor’s visit. He is recovering from surgery and facing radiation and other things. There are so many unknowns. It hasn’t even been 5 years since my cancer treatment and we face it again – together.
We are so blessed to have many praying friends and family members. Even some who pray scripture! So I’m leaning on one my mom sent us recently.
“Even before there is a word on my tongue, you know it all. You have inclosed me behind and before and you laid your hand upon me.”
God knows the past, present and future. His knowledge of us personally is inconceivably absolute. And that hand He lays upon us is a hand of protection, healing, and loving caress – among other things. How comforting! My mom prayed:
Replace the names and pronouns with the appropriate ones for the person (or yourself) that you are praying for.
Praying for you in this. And don’t forget to share on social media or with a friend who could benefit. It would mean so much to me. And if you don’t want to miss a Praying God’s Word Wednesday, subscribe over on the right hand side of this page.
Barbara Harper says
Oh, I am sorry to hear about this cancer, Lauren. What a lovely and practical prayer your mom prayed. I add my “amen.”
Thank you, Barbara.
Hello Lauren, my heart goes out to you and your husband as you navigate your difficult season. I have a dear friend on Hospice care who is transitioning. I feel for her family and for me her friend. Lord help us all to navigate the next weeks with peace and forward-focused faith.
Perfect prayer. Thank you, Calvonia.
Joanne Viola says
Lauren, I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s diagnosis. You have been so faithful to lead us all in these prayers each week. Praying for Chuck, for you, and for your family. May the Lord be with you all, bringing strength and healing to Chuck as he moves forward in treatment. May He wrap you all in His peace and assurance of His presence with you all. Your mom’s prayer is beautiful and I will be praying these words along with her.
Thank you so much, Joanne. Your kind words and especially your prayers mean so much.
I’m so sorry for what you, your husband, and your family are going through, Lauren. The verse your mom sent really touches my heart. And I Amen your mom’s prayer. Love and blessings of strength and peace for whatever lies ahead!
Thank you for praying with my mom for us, Trudy.
Gala Johnson says
Lauren, very sorry to hear of Chuck’s diagnosis. God says in Isaiah 41:10 “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” NLT
Thank you for this beautiful reminder, my friend.
Donna B Reidland says
Lauren, I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. I am praying for him and for your family this morning. Please keep us updated about his progress.
Thank you so much for your prayers. They mean everything.
Tina Truelove says
First, a cancer diagnosis is scary, even for people of faith. I still remember the shock of hearing those words. Thankfully, my cancer was easily zapped. I just whispered a prayer for your husband and you. I also thanked God that you have chosen to use this situation as a vessel to share God’s truth through scripture. Secondly, this is beautiful and I know exactly whose names to plug into this prayer. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much for the prayers, Tina. And my deepest desire is that others will know Him better because we have endured this.
Prayers coming your way for you and your husband. Blessings.
Thank you so much, Paula.