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Answered Prayer #851 – Child Near Drowning

Prayer Request:  Child Near Drowning

Prayers Received:  100

Read about this AMAZING miracle as published in the National Catholic Register. Click here.

Details:

  • On December 29, 2016, 19-month old Joy fell into a pool and did not have a heartbeat for 20-30 minutes.
  • A Precarii user, Mike Rimbey, posted a prayer request about Joy on December 31, 2016 and received 100 prayers from our Precarii users.
  • With all signs pointing towards it being too late to save this little girl, Joy’s heartbeat returned in the emergency room and she was put on a medical coma and placed on a ventilator.
  • On January 7th (8-days after the accident), Joy was responsive and breathing on her own.
  • On January 9th, Joy was able to eat on her own and was transferred out of pediatric intensive care.
  • On January 10th, she broke out into a smile and laughed—a true miracle. She is making improvements every day.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Praying Without Ceasing

— Contributed by Precarii User Dave Roderick

My Dream Job

If I could find a way, I would spend my working hours praying.  Just imagine it, getting to spend 40 hours a week in prayer.  I know of one guy who does that, but he is a hermit.  He intentionally spends his life in prayer for others.  He isn’t married and he doesn’t have a family.  In fact, he is a monk that has permission to live alone.  I don’t think that my wife would allow me to become a hermit.  I wouldn’t want to leave her.  I’ve grown attached to her over the years.

Paul says in 1 Thessalonians that we should pray continually.  If you are like most readers, you can’t and you don’t have any desires to drop everything and live alone so you can spend a great deal of your time in prayer.  When I was Prayer Coordinator with InterVarsity, it allowed me more time to pray than I do now, but I had to stop and do the work of coordinating prayer.  Frankly, I miss the opportunity I had to pray more because it was a part of the job.  With all this in mind, the question that this hub seeks to answer is; how do we pray without ceasing?

God’s Presence

Here is another mystery of the faith.  People are quick to say that God is everywhere.  But there are times when it feels like He is far from us.  There are times in my own life when it seems as if God is with me and it is very easy to pray.  At other times it feels like God far from me.  But yet, God is, in fact, everywhere.  How can this be?

I think we need to be intentional about acknowledging His presence.  One way I do this is in a practice called Centering Prayer.  It is prayer that you can’t fail at. The purpose of it is to intentionally bring yourself into the presence of God.  So, when you feel as if you are failing, in reality you are not.  The key to this is to have a phrase or an image that you use to bring your mind back.  You allow yourself to be open to what God has to say or be open to the idea that He might not have anything to say and He is happy just to spend time with you.

Daily Life With God

As believers, we walk by faith and not by sight.  As we walk along life, we need to stop and realize that God is always speaking to us.  We just need to have ears that hear.  For me, having time with God when I first get up is very valuable.  It helps me to realize that God was with me throughout the night.  And I get to start the day with God.

One thing I have written is a rule of life.  In reality, it is more about goals for my life and some of them are about my spirit being formed by God.  One goal I have is to increase my intentionality that God is always with me. We can look at in many different ways.  One thing I’ve been thinking about is having a spiritual discipline for when I’m stopped at a red light.  I would love to hear suggestions that you might have.

Prayer Without Ceasing List

Here are some suggestions on how you can be praying without ceasing.

  • Build Prayer Into Your Schedule:  This takes intentionality.  In other words, if you don’t plan times of prayer, it is less likely that it’s going to happen.  I say put it on your calendar so you can have a reminder.
  • Pray on the Spot:  Instead of saying, I will pray for you, offer to pray on the spot. Confession is good for the soul – there are many times I say I will pray for someone and then I don’t pray for them.  This way, we don’t forget to pray.  I do this with emails that I get from ministries that I agree to pray for.  This way I don’t forget to pray for them.
  • Precarii Prayer App:  Precarii is a great way to pray for others.  Every time you pray, it will notify the person that you just prayed for their request.  Precarii is great because when you are waiting in line you can use it to be praying.
  • Reminders:  Think about your day. What are things or places that can remind that God is always with you?  Once you identify them, every time it comes up, take a second to think about God.  Here are some suggestions:
    • Stop light and stop sign
    • When you turn onto the road for home and work
    • The co-worker who pushes your buttons enters the room
    • What are your thoughts?
  • Alarms:  One of the alarms I have set in my phone is to remind me to “Pray for One”.  Praying for one is praying that God will give you an opportunity to share about Him. When my alarm goes off, I take 30 seconds to pray for this.  What are some things that you want to pray for that you can set a alarm in your phone?
  • Your Thoughts:  What do you do to remind you that God is always with you?  Please share in the comment section either here on the hub or in the social media site you found this hub on.

Keep on Praying

Praying without ceasing is all about reminding yourself that you are in God’s presence.  I know that as I go throughout my day I have moments when I say something to God asking him to act or acknowledging Him that He is there. It is why I end each hub with “pray early and often.”

So folks, get out there and pray, pray, and pray.  Early and often.

 

Answered Prayer #698 – Heart Transplant

Prayer Request:  Pray For A Successful Heart Transplant

Prayers Received:  477

Details:

  • A friend’s son (19-years old) had a heart condition since birth, and after 19-years, it progressed to the point where the doctors told them that they would need a heart transplant.
  • He was admitted into the hospital, at which point the prayer was posted, and 477 prayers received.
  • He made such a recovery, that that the doctors decided that they didn’t need a heart transplant anymore, only a pacemaker.

Glory to God in the Highest and Peace to His People on Earth!

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Answered Prayer #485 – Wegener’s Disease

Prayer Request:  Jeremy Barns – 33 Year Old Father  (Wegener’s Disease)

Prayers Received:  335

Details:

  • A young father immediately was diagnosed with Wegener’s Disease and was unresponsive in intensive care at the hospital.
  • Artificial lungs were breathing for him, his heart rate was in the lower 20’s, and they found blood clots in his lungs.
  • Prayer was posted on Precarii, 335 prayers and 50 written comments poured in from all over the world.
  • What started with a simple health turn-around where he was stable, and he started to respond by moving his toes, turned into him going home two weeks later.
  • Two of his nurses called this a “miracle.”  One said, “In my 30 years of experience, I have never seen a patient turn around like this. I didn’t think he would make it.  Truly, this was a miracle!”
  • After discharged, his doctors were shocked when he didn’t even need dialysis and his kidneys had no damage.
  • Now, he was been given a clean bill of health.

In his Mothers’s own words:  “Just so happy to have him here, thank you all for your prayers!”

Glory to God in the Highest and Peace to His People on Earth!

 

Answered Prayer #367 – Suicide

Precarii Prayer Request:  Committed Suicide

Prayers Received:  69 Prayers and 33 comments in 5 hours

Details:  Instead of typing out the details of this very emotional prayer, we decided to take screenshots of all of the comments and share them with you below. What started as a Prayer Request for a woman that committed suicide, immediately turned into a support network like she has never felt before:

In Kat’s words: “Thank you everyone for your prayers.  The people here in Precarii are amazing. I am so lucky I found this app. Thank you guys. Really. This is the first time I encountered such a loving community… Please continue to pray for me. I think God wanted me to find this app. I felt this lightness in my heart on the bus this morning. I can’t explain it. It hurts still, but there is lightness.”

This is because of your prayers! Thank you! My God Bless all Precarii Users that believe in the power of prayer!!!!

Answered Prayer #345 – Addiction

Precarii Prayer Request: I’ve been addicted for 30 years. I know that only God can help me. Ready to change.

Prayers Received: 82

Details:

  • This was an anonymous post and the user contacted us via phone and asked to remain anonymous.
  • For 34 years he has suffered from this addiction.
  • He has gone to doctors, therapy, and all types of specialists — nothing has helped.
  • He has “white knuckled it” for years and years, but it did not help.
  • He heard about Precarii from a friend, signed up, but didn’t post the prayer out of embarrassment.
  • On July 1st, he realized it could be posted anonymously.
  • From that moment on, his “craving” dropped by 90%.

To put in his words: “Yes, I still think about it, but it’s no longer this urge that I cannot control. I figured the urge would come back in a day or two, like it always does, but it didn’t.

Thirty days later, I feel more in control than I have in years. By no means do I feel my struggle is over, as I’ve learned that once you are addicted, you are always addicted. However, for the first time I believe I can win, because of HIM.

For years, I put my faith in man, in the form of doctors, therapist, and all types of specialists, but what I really needed to do was put my faith in GOD.

When I posted this prayer, I didn’t have much faith that anything would happen. Now, I believe with all my heart that prayers work. Thank you!”

Answered Prayer #301 – Triple Bypass

Precarii Prayer Request:  Felix’s Triple Bypass at 9AM / Father in Law, Felix  Surgery schedule for Monday, June 20th

Prayers Received:  406

Details:  

  • After a typical quadruple bypass (originally it was going to be a triple bypass, turned out to be a quadruple) a patient stays in the hospital for five days.
  • He responded SO well that the doctor and nurses were shocked and amazed.
  • The proof came when on the second day, the doctor said “you might be able to go home tomorrow.”  I told my wife, “let’s not push it, keep him in another day or two.” 
  • The next day (day 3) the doctor visited and said, “you have improved so fast, and are so strong, you should go home and sleep in your bed.” 
  • We couldn’t believe it!  Three days after having this major surgery, he was going home. 

This is because of your prayers! Thank you! My God Bless all Precarii Users that believe in the power of prayer!!!!

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Answered Prayer #240 – Prostate Cancer

Precarii Prayer Request:  Michael – Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Prayers Received:  714

Details:  

  • Prayer was posted for Michael and his aggressive prostate cancer, and instantly users from all around the world started praying for him.
  • The doctor made clear that due to the aggressive nature of this type of cancer, after the surgery, they were going to have to do radiation.
  • Surgery was scheduled for Monday, April 4th and that went as planned.
  • After the surgery, another test was given, and the doctor was delighted to find no cancer, and the radiation was not needed!
  • The following was posted:

“PRAYER ANSWERED!!!! Michael was given the good news today that he is cancer free!!!!!  This was an aggressive cancer that is no longer there.  Praise God, thank you Jesus for answering the intersession of St. Charbel and St. Peregrine and the many prayers from the Precarii Family.  Mike wants to say thank you to every person who has prayed for them because they have experienced Supernatural peace during these past months that they attribute to their Precarii Family.”

What are you concerned about?  Let us pray for you.

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Answered Prayer #179 – Cervical Cancer

Precarii Prayer Request:  Cathy Battling Stage 4 Cervical Cancer

Prayers Received:  702

Details:  

  • Cathy was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cervical Cancer.
  • Her friend Michele posted a prayer on Precarii asking for prayers.
  • Five weeks later, her doctor said “tumors started to shrink.”
  • Fourteen weeks later, 702 prayers were sent from all over the world, and the following was posted:

“I got the most wonderful news! The cancer in Cathy’s uterus is gone. Still showing lymph nodes. But gives hope to start 2nd round of chemo. Best news I’ve heard in 6-months. Gotta stop shedding tears still at work. Thank you, God!”

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