The Power of Prayer: Is There Any Benefit Asking People To Pray For You?

Prayer is a very powerful way to be in touch with our creator and those that have gone before us. We can pray alone, pray in small and large groups and as I’ve learned to ask for; prayer for us or a vital cause near and dear to us.

At 27 I was challenged by my cancer. I learned days after surgery that cancer had spread to four locations. Several emotions washed over me. Anger was briefly there at first. Soon, I felt afraid. Alone at 3:30, some mornings were most frequent. In part, there was a sense of hopelessness that I had to depend on others to help me get through this fight for my life.

Let’s Ask For Prayer

Then in conversations with my Mom and Dad, my Dad asked, “So what else can I do son?”

“Well, Dad how about you ask your friends via your work intranet service to put me in their faith prayer groups?”

I can remember that like yesterday.

Within a few days, he called back and told me I was in prayer groups around the world. By end of the week, he announced I was in over 60 prayer groups. Dad and Mom were very pleased and amazed.

Dad shared with me, “Son you’re being prayed for in Temples, Mosques, Synagogues, Revival Halls, Gospel Halls, Churches and on every continent except Antarctica. India, Australia, Japan, England, New Zealand, France, Canada, and all over the USA and Canada including Texas, Michigan, Georgia, New York, Colorado, British Columbia, and many many other locations in North America.”


I quickly started to feel uplifted. What an incredible life-altering experience to have.

Over 60 prayer groups all asking for me to gain some wisdom from my journey and if possible healing. So here I am 30 years later. Surprised and delighted and humbled to still be here. Three near-death experiences during that 7 year battle with two bouts of cancer and one emergency surgery due to a failed medical procedure.

Never ever doubt that prayer can assist and guide you. It can alter the quality of your journey and experience. Just remember what will you ask for you when you pray?

So, until next time, Imagine Yourself with more Resiliency for life.

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