Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Praying for a Miracle

Definition of MIRACLE: 
an extraordinary event manifesting divine 
intervention in human affairs*

Skipper Scott and me sailing on the Columbia River last summer.

Do you believe in miracles? I do.

Many of you know that I received news two weeks ago today that my oldest friend from childhood, Scott, was diagnosed with colon cancer that has metastasized in his liver. Scott and I grew up across the street from each other and are like brother and sister. We met when we were 2 years old, the age of his youngest son, Zane.

In the two short - yet seemingly long - weeks since Scott's diagnosis I have experienced a roller coaster of emotions. But the one that is carrying me through is HOPE that there will be a miracle and Scott will be healed. Of course he is getting the best treatment possible for his type of cancer (at MD Anderson in Houston) but his family and friends are joining together and praying very specifically for:

 complete miraculous healing through divine intervention. 

We do not know when this will happen or what the road to get there will be like but we believe that a miracle is possible. 

Regardless of your religious beliefs, I ask you to join us in praying for a miracle for Scott.

If you feel led, please read this beautiful prayer that a parishioner at our church wrote for Scott:

“Dear Heavenly Father, we come to you with our hearts exposed, feeling raw from the news that a dearly loved friend and life partner is now so ill. We ask you, Lord God, to take Scott into your arms, tenderly embracing him, infusing his body with your healing touch, imparting to him your miracle of healing, renewal, and pervasive love. May this love enter his body and fill him with the knowledge of your great love for him, so that he stands before you, confident, knowing that he is your own beloved son and servant. Bless him in his new days in you to carry your spirit with him, in all his paths and in all that he does, knowing that you have promised you will be with us always, even to the ends of the Earth. You asked in your time on Earth that the cup would be taken from you, but thy will be done. We pray to you now, Lord God, to take from Scott this cup, giving to him the water of everlasting life in you, yet thy will be done. We join in a community of prayer and love to surround Amy, and Scott’s family, as they face the news that they have been given. Bless them to be peaceful and quiet before you, knowing how long to wait to hear your voice in their lives, that their waiting will prepare them to join you, as you care for your child, Scott. We thank you, Lord God. And we ask for your miracle, that Scott will be healed. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.”

Please keep Scott's amazing wife, Heather, and two young boys Chance and Zane, in your prayers too.

Chance and Heather


Scott (if you see this!): I look forward to getting back on the river with you bro and experiencing many more adventures together. You are going to kick cancer's ass!! I love you!


1 comment:

  1. Oh, Amy. I had no idea. I will definitely be praying for Scott's miracle. I HATE cancer!
    Love to Scott and his family.