Wife and mom are my two most important titles. I’m a Dietitian by training and like to call myself a Battle Strategist because I firmly believe that we are all warriors! I want us to be empowered warriors with the good energy and health needed to fight our daily battles. We can do this Warrior Moms! We have an important job to do!
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I remember sitting by my friend’s side in the chemo infusion room at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas. This time it was one of my dearest friends, Becca Masters. She had undergone an extensive surgery after an ovarian cyst was discovered to be cancerous. To ensure that she would not have to face a recurrence of Ovarian Cancer in the future, the doctor had prescribed several rounds of chemotherapy. This treatment would destroy any remaining microscopic cancer cells that were not seen and eliminated during the surgery.
As I sat there, I was reminded once again to just pray over all the details of this treatment. Just as we had been praying over all the details of the surgery. Details. Lots of details.
It is so easy to forget that God cares about every single detail of our life. We serve such a BIG God that we underestimate how He truly cares about every aspect, every detail of His creation. His word reminds us of His love for us. Matthew 10:29 says “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
Ya’ll!!!! First of all, there are a lot of birds right??? And in this scripture is reminding us that He notices when a bird falls to the ground and He cares even more for us! Detail!! Secondly, every hair on your head is numbered!! Again, detail that changes daily!! So I point this out to remind us that He not only cares about every detail of us as His children but also to point out that we can PRAY about the details!
So although it was unintentional, the past few blog posts have turned into a cancer series. My hope and prayer is that you have found it practical and helpful. A sweet reader requested that I write about how to pray for someone who has cancer. This is the kindest request. So I’m going to outline how you can pray for someone who is struggling with this huge, overwhelming diagnosis. You will notice that this is detailed. Simply being that we serve a BIG God who cares about every detail of our life, our body and our health. Because we are His creation.
Here are details that you can pray over. They are not in any particular order and I’m sure that there are some specifics that I have not included on this list.
You may not be in a place where you can provide practical support to a loved one with cancer. But you can always pray. I love that we can pray just like we are having a conversation. No formality required! And I love even more that we can pray about the details!
I hope that you have found this helpful. I would love to hear from you!! What are some of those specifics that you have prayed for your friend with cancer?