About this time, tests showed that the cancer had spread to my brain. The doctors explained there were two different treatment options, one more severe than the other, but I would need to have another scan done to determine which treatment I qualified for. I really needed good results from this scan and it was scheduled for later that week. However, I got a call and got in several days early on a cancellation.
When I came home from the scan, I had received an e-mail from this woman. She introduced herself and told me how God had led her to pray for me. She also said that God had told her we would have a "good report," although she didn't know what this meant or that I'd even had the scan. We got the results a few days later -- they were the good results we'd hoped for and I qualified for the less severe treatment! Her prayers for me were answered just as God said!
I always remember in Matthew 27:51, where it tells about the moment Jesus died:
"And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split."Jesus' sacrifice on the cross had torn open the veil that separated us from the Holy of Holies. Now we can boldly come before the very throne of Almighty God with our prayers and requests. Never forget what a great privilege that is, what a great price Christ paid for our privilege, and how POWERFUL those prayers are:
"The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." James 5:16Don't EVER say "All I can do is pray!"