On the day I called, thou didst answer me, my strength of soul thou didst increase. ~Psalm 138:3~
A diagnosis of cancer brings a flood of emotions. Everyone diagnosed with cancer responds differently. My cancer journey was filled with many emotions, physical pain, and deep fearful anxiety. It was and still is a time of spiritual growth and hope in healing that only faith in the Lord can bring.
Prayer became my strength on my journey as the Lord took hold of my hand and led me through the hills and valleys that awaited me.
You may find yourself unable to pray, to trust that the Lord is holding you in His arms. Prayer is not repetitive words but personal communication with our Father, who loves us. It is a loving relationship where we share all with God as we give Him our brokenness. Slowly God begins to reveal Himself to us as He calms our fears and wipes away our tears. He is the light in the darkness of cancer that gives us hope.
My journey has changed the way I pray. In Scripture Jesus talks to me and heals me. The Psalms are prayers that I could identify with. I felt a closeness with God that brought me such peace. In praying the psalms you encounter a complete scope of emotions in which you can share with God your deepest feelings. The psalms are the prayers of Christ taught to Him by His Blessed Mother.
Lift up your heart in prayer for the healing that God longs to give you, the strength he will grant to you, the peace that only He can give and the Love with which He covers you.