Pray It Forward

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Hey, friends.

Recently, a sweet reader, Olivia, wrote to me and told me that her mom has colon cancer. Olivia asked if I would prayer for her mother, Paula. So that's what I'm gonna do, but I just knew a lot of you would want to help. Olivia is one of my younger faithful blog followers, and I know it has to be scary to have a sick parent. I know I was scared when my mom got cancer, and I was an older 19. So won't you join me in praying for Olivia and Paula?

God, we come to you, friends united by blogging and books, and lift up Paula. We claim Isaiah 58:8 and ask that you bring healing to her thoroughly and quickly. We pray for comfort, recovery, peace, and for her body to grow strong as it fights. You are the ultimate Healer, and we ask that you just touch her body and remove all traces of cancer. Bless her with unexpected moments of joy, new things to laugh at, and beautiful things to bring a smile to her face.

Lord, we pray for Olivia, and ask that you'd give her comfort for her fears. Bind up any lies that Satan would whisper in her ear to scare her, weaken her. You've created her to be a strong, fun girl, and I know you delight in Olivia and her caring heart. Give her wisdom in how to help her mother and family and help her to see you through out it all. Let her come away from this even more courageous and more faithful.  Wrap your arms around this family, and let them feel your every breath, every heartbeat, knowing you adore them and you are with them always.

In Jesus' name we ask these things and claim them in faith,

Then your light shall break forth like the morning,
Your healing shall spring forth speedily,
And your righteousness shall go before you;
The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Isaiah 58:8

If you'd like to pray for Paula and Olivia, that would be awesome. You can also leave a word of encouragement for them–I know it would make Olivia's day.

Have a great weekend. See you Monday.

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Olivia - August 27, 2010

Thank you SO much, Jenny! I can’t wait to tell my Mom I have my fave author praying for her AND me!!!

I just have the president to contact next…

Ruth - August 27, 2010

Father, joining in these prayers for Olivia and her mom, praying for her mom’s healing!

ashley - August 27, 2010

praying for Olivia and her mother…

Madi - August 27, 2010

“Be strong in the Lord
Never give up hope
God’s gonna do great things
I already know
God’s got His hand on you
So don’t live life in fear
Forgive and forget
But don’t forget why your here
Take your time and pray
These are the words I would say” – Sidewalk Prophets

jennifer - August 27, 2010

praying too!!

Tiff - August 28, 2010

Psalm 66:19-20,
but God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer.
Praise be to God who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!
Praying for Olivia and her mum!

Leigh Moore - August 28, 2010


It’s amazing what a tool for good the WWW can be–a friend of mine’s little girl almost died last Jan (pneumonia, dehydration, organs began shutting down). In two days we had 5K people all over the world praying for her. She’s celebrating her 7 yr b’day tomorrow! :o)

Jenny–congrats on all your Carol Award noms! I’m reading So Over My Head right now and loving it~ Hope you win!

Leah - August 28, 2010

I’m praying for you and your mom Olivia!

Virginia - August 28, 2010

(from GoodReads)
Hugs to Olivia and her family. I pray for the entire family. That they find the strength to fight this disease as a family, and never feel alone in the battle.

Hugs and much love,


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