Monday, May 18, 2009

Hear My Cry! The Power of Prayer

Today and tomorrow I have the sweet honor to share with you a friend that will testify and share with us a powerful message of hope!

Her vibrant heart is of one that lives in remembrance of what the Lord has done for her.

I encourage you to invite others to share in this special blog moment...especially those that need a healing touch from Him.

Prayer knitted me closer together with the heart and life of my friend and I joyfully introduce her to you today...Please welcome ~ Tish Hagee Tucker!!

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HEAR MY CRY!

The power of prayer is a tool that we completely underestimate. We use it as a last-ditch effort when everything else has failed, and we cannot come up with a better solution derived from our own ingenuity.

Matthew 7:7-8 says, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

"Matthew 6:33-34 says, "But seek ye FIRST the kindgom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

"I was a 37-year-old mother of two precious girls with perfect health when out of the blue I was diagnosed over the phone with leiomyosarcoma, a cancer that affects four out of every one million sarcoma patients. I would find out shortly that I had the most aggressive strain, and that there were very few survivors that lived to tell their story.

I lived to tell mine in my new book, "Hear My Cry: How Grace Conquered Cancer." Here is an excerpt from my book telling of my first prayer, asking God to Hear my Cry (Psalm 61) right after I had been diagnosed.


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I wanted to knock very, very loudly that night so God would know he had my full attention. I wanted him to know I was not like Moses; I wanted to learn whatever he was trying to tell me the very first time. I did not want to be wandering in this cancer wilderness for forty years. I did not even want to be Samuel, who had to be called by God three times before he realized who was talking. I got it! I was ready. I wanted to be “all ears” like H. Ross Perot. Whatever God was telling me, I wanted to catch the full meaning on the first lap around the mountain. I did not want to die searching for the Promised Land.

I got down on my knees with my head and ankle throbbing and said, “God, thank you for this opportunity. I don’t know what you want me to do right now or how this will turn out, but I know that you knew the answer before I knew there was a problem. Thank you for trusting me with this cancer. Thank you for allowing me to grow in you. I know you must trust me a lot to give me such a great assignment, so I want you to know that I am listening. I want to hear you the very first time. I don’t know how long or difficult this road will be, but I ask that you give me strength for the journey. I’m not asking you to make my journey easier or the road shorter; I’m just asking for you to be with me, to guide me, and to give me your strength, because I simply cannot do this on my own. And I am begging you to please let me live, if this be your will, because I would love to be able to spend the rest of my long life with my two precious little girls whom you gave me. Please don’t let them watch their mommy die. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

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And that was it. The peace of God surrounded me like a warm blanket throughout my cancer journey, and led me to a completely miraculous healing just four short months later. The journey was not easy, but the support that surrounded me at every turn was overwhelming.

If you or someone you know needs a miracle, read my story and realize that God is still in the miracle business.

Tish



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If you or someone you know needs prayer - please leave us a comment with your prayer request...we would love to join with you in calling out to Jesus!

Your comments or prayer request's will qualify you for the giveaway of Tish's book ~ "Hear My Cry: How Grace Conquered Cancer".

For more information regarding Tish's book please click on the book title above or on this link -
http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-60799-070-3

Come back tomorrow for another inspiring excerpt!

Don't Stop Believing!

Vern

5 comments:

Marybeth said...

Hey-- who was it? I met some TX girls-- maybe I met her!

You should go-- it was great!!

My Journey to Hope said...

What a great reminder! I also wanted to invite you to stop by my blog and enter my Birthday Giveaway!

-Michelle

Anonymous said...

Tish, great story of God's healing. I have a story of His healing also. Maybe we can get togther and talk someday.

Prayer Request for Taylor Hogan she is 18 and excepting a baby and does not know the Lord.
Donna Dorroh

Anonymous said...

Rather interesting place you've got here. Thanks the author for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to them. I definitely want to read more on that blog soon.

Aria said...

I need a miracle! I have cervical cancer. I was diagnosed 1 year ago and had a radical hysterectomy, radiation and 12 cycles of chemotherapy and more radiation. It spread to my lymph nodes. I was 99% cleared on October. In February when i went for my pet scan check up it was back in the glands and in the pelvis. I now am back on chemotherapy again. Alone and with medication i do not expect to get cured. I have prayed and asked God for healing and that i am nothing without him. I cannot do it wothout him. I need him. I want to live as i also have children and a good husband that needs me. I am only 47 years old. The doctors say my cancer type is very aggressive and advanced. Please pray for me!! My name is Aria Pillay

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