A Simple Reminder to Pray

A Simple Reminder to Pray

I have a friend who really needs prayer. Her name is Michele Cushatt and she was just diagnosed for the second time with a terrible, horrible, awful (have I made it clear that it’s horrendous?) form of mouth cancer that is not only really painful, but requires an equally horrible treatment regiment.  The good news is that her prognosis is good (praise God!) but the bad news is that the next few months will be really difficult for her. I wish I could fly to Colorado and snatch the pain right away from her, but I can’t.  But I serve a God who moves powerfully and miraculously and mysteriously.  And he is much, much bigger than Michele’s cancer.  And I’m praying right now and every day that he not only removes her pain and gives her peace in the months to come, but that he uses this trial in life to move mountains for His kingdom.  He can do that.  We need only ask. Last week when my dear friend Kathi Lipp was visiting when we heard about Michele’s diagnosis.  We sat in tears wondering how we could help and both came to the conclusion that prayer was the most powerful way.  But we both wanted a tangible reminder to pray—something to remind us every day to bring Michele before our Lord.  That’s when Kathi had an idea:  She wanted to buy bracelets for Michele’s friends and sisters in prayer to give them a tangible and daily reminder to pray and pray often for our dear friend. The next day, we found these beautiful bracelets from one of our...
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