Sunday 2 June 2013

Prayer - Creating in Faith

It is quite apt that my word for the Creating in Faith series that I have been doing on a weekly basis is Prayer. Prayer for me this week has been at the very heart of everything I have been doing.  Many of you know that I have been sharing about my brother Robert who was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2009.  Recently the doctors had said that his cancer wasn't responding to treatment, it was all over his body and was now roaming free throughout his blood.  He went into hospital last Sunday and has been there ever since, he became semi unconscious  and wasn't responding even to his name, he was having problems breathing and as a result his mouth and tongue has become extremely dry, the Doctors said he only had a few days, and we were very fearful and sad at their prognosis and what the outcome would be.

All I have been able to lean on is prayer.  The word of God is my foundation, and the only thing with whom I can put my trust.  I know that miracles happen every day, our very lives are miracles and its something that we often take for granted.  We don't often see the preciousness of our existence, the treasures that we each have locked away and we often miss the most important things that matter in our lives. All we have been able to do is pray - the bible tells us to 'pray without ceasing'.  We have been pressing in, people all around the world have been standing with us in prayer, for healing, transformation, strength to get through what has been a very difficult time.

Yesterday Robert woke out of the semi-consciousness and was able to acknowledge is wife and family, we chatted and asked him questions and he was able to respond.  We were encouraged by these small steps and every day we look for more improvements to take place in his blood levels and general strength.  We are staying with him round the clock encouraging him, to lift up his spirits and to let him know that he is not alone.  I want to encourage anyone out there who is going through a challenging time either through their own health or that of a loved one that this world is bigger than we can ever imagine and we can't rely on ourselves, our thoughts or what others feel our situation is saying regardless of the 'professional status'.

Prayer really changes things - situations, circumstances and relationships and my sole purpose is to pray until something happens. I know God is changing me as I press in, as I stand on his word and as I pray for and with my brother, we all have something that we are going through and I even have room enough to pray for you.  If you have a situation that you are dealing with I would love to stand with you in prayer, email me at amanda(at)realityarts(dot)co(dot)uk.

I will keep you updated, for those who are praying for the family we ask that you continue to lift him, his wife and the children up.  We are taking one day at a time, making the most of the miracles we see today and let tomorrow take care of itself.  For now stay blessed and have a good week.

For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways...Psalm 91:11

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours..Mark 11:24

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God...Philippians 4:6


  1. I hate the word "C" my husband had it twice and although I have got over his passing that word puts fear into me.


    1. It is a very nasty disease that still needs lots of research to find some cures and preventions.

  2. Thanks for the update. I'm sorry that there's been so much hard on the journey recently, but I'm rejoicing with you that your brother has been alert and conversant the last few days. I pray God continues to give each of you strength and peace in the midst of this.

    Know that I continue to pray!

    1. Leese, your prayers have brought comfort to our family. It was great to be able to have Robert acknowlege us and respond to our love.

  3. Hi Amanda .. it's taken me so long to get here and the news is now not good - at least he awoke to see his family, his wife and children .. and that you as a whole family were able to be with him .. that support and the trust that appears will have helped him enormously I'm sure .. he is at peace now and he's not suffering .. though the family have much to reflect upon and hold on to their faith ..

    My thoughts to you all at this time - the quietude, the time for reflection, the space without other worries or interruptions .. I do so hope you can get and feel at peace .. you have done so much .. with big hugs - Hilary

  4. Hilary, thank you for your words, thoughts, prayers and encouragement.


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