During some routine tests, a tumor was discovered in my husband’s right kidney. The kidney needed to be removed, and surgery was scheduled for the middle of the month.
Thanks to skilled doctors and the many people who cared for my husband, his surgery went well. I am sure the prayers and love that surrounded him were also crucial to his quick recovery, but if things had ended differently, would our prayers have meant any less?
We know that bad things will happen in our lives, and that there will be pain, but prayer is not a monologue; it is a conversation with God, who not only listens but responds to what we say. Intercessory prayer as an act of faith, hope and radical love means that no matter what happens, God is always there to guide us in all things.
This message is an excerpt from “Praying in faith, hope and love” by Violet Cucciniello Little in the June 2018 issue of Gather magazine.
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