Friday, August 27, 2010
A Prayer Run For My Wife
My wife Jinky is fighting Stage 4 Breast Cancer. It has spread to her lungs, liver, bones, and her brain. She is receiving infusion chemotherapy every week and oral chemotherapy every day. She is also taking a new medication to prevent seizures. She feels fatigue constantly, body soreness, and headaches. She's taking a medication to manage the pain.
But her spirit is as strong as ever. Her faith is holding her up. And your prayers are sustaining her will to live.
She's been fighting cancer for more than 10 years now. She's gone through the works of double surgery and radiation to her thorax and to her brain. She's seen stronger days and also weaker days. Yes, she's been in a situation even more precarious than where she is now. That's why we have faith that she can overcome her condition right now...through the power of prayer.
On Sunday morning starting at 7 am, please join me in prayer as I run and pray for Jinky's healing. I will run a full marathon and will offer it to her. It is my way of showing mortification so that God may look down upon my prayer with favor. And when you pray with me at the same time, and perhaps even do a prayer run, God will heed our prayers, for God loves a praying people. A prayer run is simply to offer yourself - your thoughts, your actions, and your desires to God - as you run.
So join me in a prayer run this Sunday at 7 am. Simply go out for a run or a walk and invite God to be with you as you run. That is sufficient; for God knows what we need even before we ask Him.
During my run, I will also be praying for the sick father of good friend of mine, also a family friend who is going through a divorce, and the mother of another good friend of mine who lost her battle to cancer in January. If you have other prayer intentions, let me know; and they will be in my prayer list on Sunday.