Prayer for sick dad

by Daisy (Uk)

Recently, we have found out that my father may of been diagonsed with cancer. It has filled my family with dread, they are scared of the unknown as am I, but I know if have the Lord by my side. Neither of my parents are unfortunately Christians and I pray to my dear God that he can bless there hearts, I ask for protection in this is difficult time and that you will help my parents fragile state of minds. We are all scared, as my dad grows weak it crushes me to see him so ill. Can you please help in this time of heartache ask for strength and love and that my parents and siblings with feel Jesus Chrit warms arms around us in times of pain. I hope and pray that one day they can love God in the way that you and I do.

Thankyou so much,
In Jesus’s name,
Amen.

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Six-year-old Jeremy repeated the Lord’s Prayer and his own prayer to Jesus until they reached the hospital.

By Andrew McChesney, adventistmission.org

Thanakorn Pangputtipong, owner of a coffee shop and a beauty salon in Thailand, sent his two sons in the Adventist International Mission School because he wanted them to learn English.

In only two months, his 6-year-old son, Jeremy, started begging him to attend a special Christmas program organized by the school in Korat, a city of 142,000 people in northern Thailand.

Jeremy rehearsed the program for his parents, singing songs, dancing, and reciting poems.

“I want you to come and see the performance!” he said, eagerly jumping up and down. “I want you to come and see the performance!”

Father agreed to go.

The day before the performance, however, Father ate some grilled pork that caused him to become ill. He spent most of the night in the bathroom.

In the morning, his worried wife said, “You had better go to the hospital. I don’t want to lose you.”

“I will go to the hospital, but only after tonight’s performance,” Father said.

A Big Mistake

When he entered the rented theatrical hall that evening Father realized that he had made a mistake. He felt so faint that he couldn’t hear the performance and feared he would pass out.

The program finally ended, and he heard the announcement, “Please, proceed to the dinner that we have prepared for you.”

Father didn’t want to eat. Instead, he grabbed some juice and grapes, hoping to calm his stomach, and told his wife that he would wait in the car.

Father rested in the backseat of the car for a few minutes, but then he until he felt the juice and grapes coming back up. He got out of the car and vomited on the street. He tried to call his wife on his cellphone, but she didn’t answer.

At that moment, Father fainted and fell hard to the ground. His face struck a concrete curb near the car.

The next thing Father knew, a teacher was standing over him. His nose and forehead were bleeding profusely. “Please, call my wife,” he said, weakly.

Moments later, his wife loaded him and their two sons into the car and sped off toward the hospital.

Little Jeremy Prays

The boys were shocked to see their father’s injuries, and Jeremy immediately began to pray to their family god in the Thai language. But then he abruptly changed his mind and switched to the Lord’s prayer in English.

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,” the boy said, reciting words from a song that children at the Adventist International Mission School sing at the start of every school day.Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

After finishing the Lord’s Prayer, Jeremy prayed in Thai. “Dear Jesus, please don’t take my Daddy away,” he said. “He is a good man. Please help and protect him.”

Then Jeremy prayed the Lord’s Prayer again, and his own prayer to Jesus. Back and forth he prayed until the car reached the hospital.

Father was in considerable pain, but he marveled at his young son’s compassion.

“I felt so happy,” he recalled later. “I didn’t know my son could do something for me. He was praying for me.”

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Thanakorn Pangputtipong and his son Jeremy recall the night when he was ill. (Andrew McChesney / Adventist Mission)

Amazed Father

He also wondered how the school had taught his son to pray from the heart in just two months.

“My son poured out everything,” he said.

At the hospital, the doctor took X-rays and declared that a cheekbone had suffered considerable damage. But, he said, no operation was needed.

During all the medical checks, Jeremy held his father’s hand and prayed.

Back at home, Jeremy continued praying for Father. His 10-year-old brother, seeing his example, also began praying for Father.

Father is well now, but the boys haven’t stopped praying. Every night, they pray for a good rest and not to have nightmares.

Whenever Jeremy sees someone in need on the street, he prays right on the spot for that person.

“He believes that when he prays for someone, that person will get better,” Father said.

Sometimes Father joins his sons in praying to the God of heaven.

“I support my sons if they want to believe in Christ,” he said. “I don’t mind if someday they will change their faith and become Christians. They will still be my sons.”

Part of the fourth quarter 2018 Thirteenth Sabbath Offering will help Adventist International Mission School construct a new campus on recently purchased property in Korat. The new classrooms will allow the K-9 school to expand to the 12th grade and enroll more students. Please pray that more children like Jeremy and their parents will know about God through the mission school. Thank you for your mission offerings.

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Since the time in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve disobeyed God there has been sickness on earth. Sometimes we suffer from a common cold virus or maybe we are sick with a more serious disease. Regardless of the type of sickness; there are many Bible verses for the sick. Here are just 20 comforting scriptures that I hope brighten your day or the day of a loved one who is sick.

God Promised and Healed Before; He can do it Again

Old Testament

Deuteronomy 7:15 And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which you knew, will he inflict on you, but he will lay them on all who hate you.

Exodus 23:25 You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.

Psalms 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Psalms 105:37 (KJV) He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

Psalms 107:20 He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.

Jeremiah 30:17 For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast:‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’

New Testament

Matthew 12:15 Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all

Matthew 14:14 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Acts 10:37-38 That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

God is the One who Heals

We must remember that when we pray for the sick we are offering intercessory prayer to God. However, God is still the Master Healer and the Great Physician and He will or will not heal those whom He will or will not heal. Listen the the song below as you continue to read the rest of the verses here, you will be blessed by Don Moen as he sings “Heal me O Lord”.

Sometimes God Brings us Down to Get our Attention

Jonah 1:17; 2:1; 2:10 17Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights… 2:1Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly… 2:10And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

John 11:41-45 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42  I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” 43 When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” 44  The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” 45  Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him,

Acts 9:1-9 But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3  Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. 4 And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” 5 And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. 6 But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” 7  The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. 8 Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9 And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

2 Corinthians 1:8-11 For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. 9 Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. 10  He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. 11  You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.

Sometimes He Heals the Sick through the Gifts and Prayers of Others

Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Mark 16:15 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Luke 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

Acts 14:3 Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

Acts 28:8 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

James 5:15-16 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Resources:

The Holy Bible, King James Version

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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