Monday, October 13, 2008

Prayer

That PET scan thing is tomorrow. I know that not everyone out there believes in God. I do. Never felt that I had to justify that. I know what I know. Neither do I feel that it is my job to convert people or to tell them they're wrong. God got my attention 29 years ago. He can do it again, if He chooses. I'll talk about what I believe if people ask, but it makes no difference to me whether you believe or not. I expect my beliefs to be respected, and likewise, I will respect your beliefs (or lack there-of).
But, as usual, I digress.
If any of you are pray-ers, pray for good results tomorrow. I've got to say that my worst fear is that they will find more cancer. So I've been praying. My church has been praying. I'm asking you to do the same. If you're not a prayer, could you just keep your fingers crossed, maybe.

23 comments:

Mikey said...

You got it.

Fastfingers said...

Debs, I'm not a pray-er, but I've certainly got all my fingers crossed for you.

jeanie said...

Adding you in, Debby.

Anonymous said...

May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses. May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free. May the powerless find power, and may people think of befriending one another.
--The Buddha


My spirit I commit to You,
my body, too, and all I prize;
Both when I sleep
and when I wake,
You are with me;
I shall not fear.
--Mayyim Hayyim


May God heal me,
body and soul.
May my pain cease,
May my strength increase,
May my fears be released,
May blessings, love,
and joy surround me.
Amen.
--Naomi Levy

http://www.beliefnet.com/Health/Healthy-Living/Womens-Health/Healing-Words-for-Breast-Cancer-Patients.aspx?p=5

DavidM

rhubarbwhine said...

thinking of you. x

Hal Johnson said...

I'll be praying for you, and crossing my fingers. So there.

Redlefty said...

You bet!

teri said...

Yes, Debby. I'll continue to lift you up to God as you approach tomorrow's PET scan appointment.

Teri

Roland said...

More prayers coming your way.

Laura Jane said...

Sure Debby, many hands, hearts and prayers will carry you.

best of luck too.

Mary said...

God will be with you, whether you sense Him or not. He will be with you now and always, no matter the outcome of this test. He will comfort you and sustain you in everything. Don't hesitate to lean on Him, cry out to Him, praise Him. He knows what you're thinking and feeling even before you do. Cry on His shoulder, He can take it. He loves you, very much.
(If not obvious by all this, I AM a pray-er and will be asking God for your restoration to good health.)
Mary, fellow survivor

Scotty said...

Fingers and toes crossed, Debby - good luck.

Bob said...

Thoughts, prayers and the very best of good wishes from another pray-er.

You have blessed us all during your own time of uncertainty. Thanks.

We're pulling for you.

PaintedPromise said...

you have been in my prayers and you will stay there!

Debby said...

David M. - thank you for taking the time to find words for prayers. I'm struggling a little there.

Mary - Are you Dixie's Mary? Hi. Pleased to meetcha. If you are, give her a hug and tell her it's from me. She's a dandy friend for the foxholes.

The rest of you - thank you so much. I really am grateful for the support. You cannot imagine how much.

Results will take 24-48 hours to get back. If you don't hear from me for awhile, don't fret. I've got some serious praying of my own to be doing.

Portia said...

Debby,
You have been on my prayer list for about two weeks. I pray for your health, the skills of the doctors and nurses caring for you and for strength for Tim and your kids.

Hoping for the best news.

Mary said...

Debby, I'm not Dixie's Mary, I'm Cynthia's - a.k.a. Muse Swing - sister. I wrote once last week. I've got a feeling that you're a tough cookie. And a faithful cookie. You ain't gonna crumble!

Mary

steviewren said...

Bebby, you can count on me to pray. I've already been lifting you up to Him and won't forget to keep on doing the same.

ps you know you don't have to have the right words...He knows already...that thought comforts me when I'm at a loss...to know that He never is.

Lavinia said...

Yep, count me in...I've been praying for you all along---even before the diagnosis. The power of prayer cannot be under-estimated.

Anonymous said...

From one Cancer survivor to another. I will add you to my list. I am a pray-er too.

quid said...

There's not much I pray about, Debby. But I've done so, for you, today. And I've lifted my spirit and am casting it all about this evening...I'm sure that big streak of Pollyanna I've always had going will work for you, too.

quidrock

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I will be praying for you. He loves you and He knows all you are going through. Turn to Him. He cares for you.

Hal Johnson said...

About to turn in for the night, Debby, and I wanted you to know again that you're in my prayers, and you'll be in my thoughts tomorrow.