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THE VALUE OF PRAYER
I have had much time, over the last 13 years since Faye went to meet her Maker, to think
about the value of prayer to Faye and I, as she went through her life-ending battle against
Did it help? Did it save her life? The answer to the first question is simple.
Yes, it helped us both. It buoyed Faye, and it helped me. The amount of prayer
that was heaped upon our heads was overwhelming. We found that people around
the world were praying for us, on all continents, and in many countries. There
was such an outpouring of love on us. The medical staff gave us little, to no
hope, of her surviving the initial operation. When she did, it was considered
a testimony to her will to live.
After the second operation to combat infection, she was given no chance to survive,
but she did. She lived for two years after that. It soon became apparent to her
medical staff that there was a Greater Power at work here. It was called a miracle
that she was still alive, and living some degree of quality of life in 1996 and
1997. It is my belief that prayer sustained her and gave me the needed strength
to maintain the long hours with little sleep, for many months. So did prayer help?
It certainly did. It filled her with the feelings of love and worthiness. It gave
me the strength to be "The Wind Beneath Her Wings."
Prayer has become to be known as a force to be considered among medical personnel
now. It is my understanding that courses in understanding the power of prayer and
a belief in God, on the part of the patient, are now being taught at major medical
facilities across the country. Medical personnel are being trained to recognize
that a Higher Power often plays an important part in a patients survival and
Did prayer save Faye's life? No, but it is my belief that it extended it. Was
her life meant to be saved? Perhaps not. I choose to believe that God, in his
infinite wisdom, had need of her special talents and called her home. Was her
death in vain? I do not think so, for because of it, God and she have led me
to develop this website as a means of warning all women of the dangers of this
insidious disease. It has already save the lives of many of her "sisters" and
will do so for a long time to come, I hope. Do I miss her? Yes, every moment
of the day and night. But, I have the memories of her and I that will never fade.
Will I see her again? Yes, as long as I keep my faith, and belief, I will see
Can prayer help you? Yes, I believe it can. If you are in need of prayer, you can do so simply by dropping to your knees and speaking to the Lord, out loud or silently, as you would a good friend. He is always ready to listen to you. Or seek out your minister or the prayer group in your church. If you are not a member of a church, find one to your liking and become a member
One final comment. For all of those who prayed for Faye's survival, I thank
you from the bottom of my heart. You DID help sustain her. Please continue
your prayers for me as I continue to go through life. I thank you so very much.
Ray Clark, Webmaster
Last updated on: 4/17/2011
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