Praying for Kim

I get to spend some special time today with my friend Kim. We used to be next-door-neighbors, too. I’m really looking forward to it, although I wish we were going shopping or doing something fun instead of what we have planned.

Today we are going to the Cancer center for Kim to meet with her doctor about a new tumor they found. Kim was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer two years ago and this week she found out there is a tumor on the back of her eye.

Two years ago when they found Kim’s cancer, it had spread throughout her body in her bones. She had several tumors in her spine, her pelvic bones, legs and shoulders. Immediately they started radiation, chemotherapy, and all kinds of treatment to shrink and block the cancer from spreading.

Kim has been fighting and praying hard to win the battle. I have been amazed by her strength and grace, and absolute dependence on God. Her faith in Him inspires me! She has grown to such a tender and believing place in who He is and how much she can trust Him.

I’ve watched this mother of three constantly point her children to God for hope and encouragement. I’ve seen her be present for them like He is for her. More than anything she wants her kids to know that God is always with them and has a plan for their lives.

I have to admit that it has been so hard to watch a friend go through so much suffering. I cry out to God almost daily for a miracle. I ask “why” and wonder what His plan is in allowing a mom of three children – 4, 7 and 12 – to go through this with them watching and wondering. They are so worried about their mom and so sad to see her feeling so sick. And Michael, her husband, so wants to fix it as any man would.

Kim has been in tremendous pain and her discomfort has increased due to more tumors in her spine and other bones. She also has some small tumors on her liver they are watching.

I’ve been praying for ways to encourage and bless Kim and her family. Mother’s Day is coming and I wanted to do something really special for her. I know the greatest gift I can give is prayer, God’s promises and loving on her family!

So, today I wanted to see if you will help me bless Kim. Will you join me in praying for Kim, her husband Michael, and her kids Jessica, Grace and Matthew?

And would you be willing to leave a prayer for them (maybe with a promise) in the comments below. I will print them and put them in a keepsake box. I want them to know that people from all over are lifting them up and believing God for healing and miraculous hope no matter what the future holds. This will mean so much to her (and me too)!

“Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished.” Luke 1:45
About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.

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  1. Father, I lift up Kim today. Wrap her in your joy, your peace, your grace. Let her soak in your presence, and let her children sense your nearness. In your powerful name, amen.

  2. WOW Father, this is so hard to pray about! You are ever, all knowing. You are in control of every situation. Please wrap your comfort around Kim. Let her feel your peace. I sense that Kim wants her family to be at peace with what lies ahead for them. Times will be tough as Kim fights this disease. Please help her family to see you working in this situation. Help them to not feel alone, or unloved by You. You are the great healer, please send your healing touch on this beautiful woman Kim. Let her work on this earth not be finished yet…she has a great story to tell about her Handsome Bridegroom…let all the world see!

    Amen

  3. Anonymous says:

    Dear Jesus, I lift Kim up to you today. I pray for peace to permeate throughout Kim’s heart and mind. I pray You will allow her to know that You are beside her each step of this journey and You will never leave her. I ask for a miracle for Kim – a miracle of healing. I pray for Kim’s family to stay strong and to have faith in your plans for them. I thank you for Kim for what you are doing in her beautiful life. I ask that you will bring her peace, strength, faith, hope and comfort. Thank you for your love for us all. In Jesus name, Amen

  4. Lord, I pray for Kim, for her husband and her children. No matter what happens, I pray that it will glorify you emmensely!

    In Your Son’s precious and Holy Name!

    Amen

  5. Father God, may Your perfect love and healing touch permeate Kim’s body, mind and heart right now. May Your perfect peace keep she and her family trusting in You. May they continually gaze upon the beauty of Your face. May they fix their hearts and eyes on You and Your eternal glory. Let them taste and see Your goodness moment by moment.

    1 Cor. 4:16-18
    “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

    Looking unto Him for you,
    Sharon

  6. Anonymous says:

    Father, you are the one that knows every devine spot in are body because you created us in your son’s image. I ask that you lift this beautiful woman never to feel alone or afraid. That you will bring a continue flow of your peace, love, and understanding. That you will comfort Kim’s husband and her children and they will always feel you near. Thru you all things are possible. In Jesus name!

    Amen

  7. Anonymous says:

    Heavenly Father, Please be with Kim and give her strength to get through this give her a sense of peace that comes from her faith in you and the grace that you extend to each of us. Lord help her husband Michael to understand her and give him comfort so that he may comfort their children Jessica, Grace and Matthew. Father i would ask that you bless each of these precious children with understanding and your love help them to endure this trial. in Jesus name i ask for these things, Amen

  8. Lord, I pray that You would shower Your blessings down on Kim and her family. We know that You are the Great Physician and we are believing in You for her healing. Give her the strength to keep fighting and the energy to be Mommy. Lord, we believe Your promise when You say, “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out–plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen.” (Jeremiah 29:11-12)

    Amen

  9. Father, I ask that you be with Kim and her family during this difficult time. I thank you for keeping her so strong and allowing her to continue to lean on you for guidance. I pray that your will be done, in your heavenly name, amen.

  10. THank you, Lord, for Kim and her faith in you as a testimony to so many. Please give Kim and her family your peace as she goes through this amazingly difficult time and help her to know Your presence at every moment throughout her day today. I pray that you would heal her in a miraculous way and thank you for the glory that you are receiving from her life in ways that we do not yet understand. Thank you, Lord Jesus!

  11. Oh Lord – I just cry out to you for Kim, Michael, Jessica, Grace, and Matthew. Lord please be so present in their lives. Comfort them and be so real to them right now. And God – I ask for complete and total miraculous healing for Kim. Cleanse her body, Lord. Heal her body. Give her life, endurance, strength, vitality, faith, hope, health, and restoration. Restore her, God. Hold her. Speak to Kim and her family. Bless them Lord. Do miracles and wonderful things in their lives. Lord, protect Him and her sweet family. In Jesus’ powerful name, Amen

  12. God-I thank you for Kim and how you have blessed her with Michael and 3 precious children. I thank you God that she points people to you. I pray, God, that you will continue to meet her needs as you have said you will. I pray for her relationships with each of her children. That you will give her strength to be the the mom you have called her to be so that she can teach her children to love you with all of their hearts, souls, minds, and strength. I approach the throne on her behalf Father that she will know you are ever present and all knowing and crazy in love with her.

  13. Angela Walker says:

    Heavenly Father my Lord God,
    I pray over Kim her husband and their 3 children. I pray that you will touch this family in an incredible way. I pray Lord that you will allow healing, peace and comfort into their lives. And that in and through all things they will see and feel your agape love, grace, and mercy on their lives. May your peace that surpasses all understanding be wrapped around this family. In your son Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen.

  14. Dear Lord, I lift up your daughter Kim today, and ask you to grant her peace, comfort and healing. Guide the hands of the doctors to know exactly how best to treat her, and if it is your will Lord, we ask you to heal her of her cancer. Please be with her children and husband as they go through this very difficult and scary time, and help them all be able to see little glimpses of you throughout this hard journey. Be their strength and their energy to keep pushing forward. We praise you for Kims faith and for the role model that she is to her children even despite her circumstances. I pray for a peace to enter the hearts of the children so that they will not worry but instead treasure every moment with their sweet mom. Empower Kim with a sense of peace and purpose so that she can continue glorify you and depend on you while she walks through this valley. I ask all of this in your most precious and heavenly name, Jesus. Amen.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Dear Heavenly Father

    I lift up Kim’s name to you this afternoon asking for your healing hands upon her body. You are the GREAT physician and I pray Lord that if it be within your will that you would heal her of these afflictions. I pray Lord that you would comfort her children and husband as they have to sit by and watch her suffer through these terrible times. I pray for peace, comfort, and continued faith…in your son’s precious and holy name.
    AMEN
    West Virginia

  16. Anonymous says:

    Lord Jesus I lift up kim to You today and pray for You to grant her healing, faith, and peace. i pray also for her husband and children. bring them peace and strength as well despite their worries. Lord may Your healing power come upon kim’s body and free her from this evil disease. Lord please bring kim and her family rest and refill their energy as they wait upon You. Lord because You love kim dearly I trust that You have her best interest in mind. i praise You for her steadfast faith in Your word. In Jesus name, Amen.

  17. For When I AM Weak, Then You Are Strong.

    Father, I come tonight on behalf of a sister in need. Her name is Kim, you know her pain. Lord, you know every location and degree of this cancer. Please be with her and ease it, touch her in only a way that you can do. If it be your will heal her from it and let it leave her body.
    Her loving husband Michael, and children Jessica, Grace and Matthew stand ready to do anything to make her life better. Give them comfort and insight on how to help her. Children don’t understand it when mommies get sick. Comfort them Lord, surround their home with a hedge of extra protection and comfort that only You can provide. In her strength allow Kim to be all she can be to serve you. Please Father calm her heart and her fears. It is your perfect planning Renee is her friend. How wonderful she is to give her these messages for Mother’s Day.
    We praise you for all you have done for us, in your name we pray. Amen.

    HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY KIM!
    Diane Applewhite
    Chesterfield, VA

  18. Heavenly Father,
    I come before you tonight with all of these other precious women to lift up Kim and her family in prayer. Father, I come into agreement with every person here as they have prayed for healing, peace, joy, grace, strength. Thank You that You are able to do exceedingly abudantly above all that we ask or think! (Eph. 4:20) Lord, please do just that…do more than we can even imagine.

    Lord, I also pray that You will bless them richly through Your Word…giving them specific verses to cling to as a lifeline. Specific promises that will bring truth and hope to the darkest hours.

    Father, I love You. And I thank You that You are forever worthy of our praise and our trust, even when we don’t understand what is going on or why. You are for Kim and her family. You are not against them. May they feel safe in Your hands.

    I love You, and praise You.
    In the mighty and powerful name of Jesus we pray.
    Amen.

    “My soul melts from heaviness;
    Strengthen me according to Your word.” Ps. 119:28

  19. Anonymous says:

    May the Peace of the Lord which surpasses all understanding be with you and your family now and in the future.

    You are being lifted up and prayed for by a loving, Christian community in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (a suburb of Charleston)

    All the best…

    Donna, Jody, Tanner & MacKenzi Grace

  20. This absolutely breaks my heart. I have two friend with terminal breast cancer, however they are both single ladies in their early 50’s. Still. I pray for them regularly.

    But to be a mommy and go through this is unthinkable.

    “Father,
    I ask for your mercy on Kim. Your Word declares that by the stripes of Jesus we ARE healed. Please touch her and heal her from the top of her head to the souls of her feet.

    Pour out your Spirit on Kim and her husband and children today. Grant grace, strength and joy in the midst of this difficult journey. Most of all God, I ask that your manifest presence will be with them all every moment. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.”

  21. Anonymous says:

    Kim, You are loved and lifted up by many. What beautiful and loving prayer partners you have in this world. May God’s grace be with you always.

  22. Jean, Singapore says:

    I pray that by HIS stripes, Kim's pronounced healed….HE is the GOD that heals, no cancers nor diseases is more powerful than HIS word, HIS promise to heal. May her family be strong & courageous, don't be afraid or terriffied for GOD is with them, for them who are more than conquerors in CHRIST who give them HOPE that does not disappoint! In JESUS most precious name…AMEN!

  23. Thank you heavenly Father that you love this family more than we can imagine and have plans to bring good out of whatever comes their way. Holy Spirit please help them to see your love & power alive and working in their daily lives. Jesus our precious savior and friend, keep your healing hand on them all. May they grow in trust and abide in your deep, long, wide and high love. Thank you Father that you are faithful and answer us before we call out. May they draw near to you, our Rock, our shelter, our hope, and our salvation. Bless this holiday weekend and help them to know without a doubt, you are with them and for them. We ask these things in the precious and powerful name of Jesus. Amen

    Sending love and prayers from Michigan

  24. Anonymous says:

    Father I pray that you will lift up Kim and her children, husband to make there life SHINE IN YOU LOVE and that though you other see there are MIRCLES in our life today. Please help Kim and Family to be a GREAT BLESSING for you each day and give her peace and grace though your love and mercy and help her each day in this awful situation You are the HEALER.
    GOD BLESS KIM AND LET THE WORLD SEE JESUS IN HER.
    Marlene

  25. Dear Heavenly Father-you are the great physician. Only you can heal Kim. It may not be our will but yours and you know best. Please wrap your loving arms not only around her and keep her safe but include those who love her and will need strength to get through whatever may come. I pray this in your holy name. Amen

  26. Anonymous says:

    Dear Heavenly Father i come to you in Jesus name and i lift up Kim and her wonderful husband and precious Children.

    Lord i ask you to touch Kim right now from the top of her head to the souls of her feet and penetrate her body with your healing love and peace.

    Lord i thank you that you are doing a good work in this family’s life and that you Lord are in control of all things.

    I thank you that you are the same yesterday today and forever and that in your word you tell us that NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US SHALL PROSPER, we give You all the Praise, Honor and Glory for the miracle you will do in this faithful family’s life, We will never stop Praising you for what you have done. Amen

  27. Anonymous says:

    Dear Heavenly Father, Only you know how to reach into the heart of this family and give them the peace that passes all understanding. Please touch Kim, her husband and precious children now and let them feel your arms hold them safe and secure. Give them Your joy, love and grace. In Jesus sweet name I pray, Amen

  28. Anonymous says:

    Father God, You are an awesome and loving Daddy! You love Kim, Michael, Jessica, Grace and Matthew so much. Please hold them close to You and allow them to feel Your love and constant care for them. Please bring healing of body to Kim and grant her comfort and peace in knowing she is in the palm of Your hand at all times. Please help Micheal to know that he,too, is in God’s strong hand. When things are out of our control, we need to remember that You are in control. Please help this family know You are in control and are watching over them. Bless Jessica, Grace and Matthew with the knowledge that they are loved by their mommy and daddy but also by You, Father God! Help them to know that You are with them always,even in the scary and sad times. Calm the fears and anxious hearts of this family. Help them to focus on the joys of being Your children and the gift of having one another. Hold them close, Father God.
    In Your Precious Son’s Name,
    Amen

  29. Angela R says:

    Our Heavenly Father I lift up Kim to You. Lord, I pray that she will feel Your loving arms wrapped around her. I also want to lift up her husband Michael and their children, Jessica, Grace, and Matthew. Lord I just thank you for Kim’s wonderful example that she is for her children as well as those around her. Lord I just pray that she will always feel Your presence. I beg You Lord to ease her pain. Lord I just pray that Kim and her family will have a wonderful day and this will be a terrific Mother’s Day for her. Thank you for all You do and for all You are going to do. In His Wonderful Name, Amen.

  30. Lord, Wrap your arms around Kim and her family today. Comfort her and give her your peace. Do the same for her family, help them all draw closer to you in this difficult time. Though we don’t understand your plan, we trust you have a purpose. Make your presence known and strengthen their faith in you. You are a God of miracles and if it’s your will, we ask that you do that now. In your Holy name, Amen

    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and portion for ever.
    Psalms 73:26

    You will be in my prayers, Jill

  31. Anonymous says:

    Kim, "He that is in you is greater than anything without."
    God's plans are to prosper you & not harm you, to give you hope and a future."
    When you pass through the waters, God will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not
    overflow you; when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon you."
    Our God is a miracle working God.
    Eat lots of plant foods, cut out dairy, meats etc. and trust God.
    I have a friend whose cancer had spread throughout his body. The Doctors gave him 3 months to live.
    This is now10years gone, he went back to work, all by changing his diet to plant foods.
    My prayers are with you & your family.
    My email address is fwd, so we can keep in touch.
    shanmar0@hotmail.com

  32. Blessings, Peace, & Healing be on Kim, Michael,Jessica, Grace and Matthew now & forever. Lord pour out your wisdom, & put your angels around them. In Jesus's name, Amen!

  33. Anonymous says:

    I received this prayer chain e-mail a couple of days ago and wanted to share it with Kim:

    “May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not
    forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.”

    God bless you, your strong faith and your family always 🙂

  34. “Blessed is he who has regard for the weak;
    the LORD delivers him in times of trouble.
    The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land
    adn not surrender him to the desire of his foes.
    The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and resotre him from his bed of illness.” Psalm 41:1-3

  35. Lord bless my dear sister Kim and her family. Girt them up like only you can do and let them and everyone that comes in contact with them know that this is for their good but for your glory. Please give them strength and victory through your precious son Jesus’ name Amen

  36. Dear Heavenly Father, right now I lift up Kim, Michael, Jessica, Grace and Matthew. Father we come to You as the Great Physician and Maker and Healer. We know that if it be Your desire, with just a word You could touch Kim’s body and remove every cancer cell. I pray for her healing Lord, yet I also pray for Your will to be done. Romans 8:26 reminds us “in the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” May Your Spirit take my feeble words and present this request before Your throne of grace. I pray that you will provide the strength to endure, the peace to comfort, and Your presence and love to overflow in this family. Father, may they fix their minds on You so that doubt, disappointment and despair cannot, and will not, cause them to feel forgotten or abandoned. May they know and experience Your Hand guiding and guarding their way. Lord give divine wisdom to the doctors and physicians who are administering Kim’s care. May all medical treatment be done with excellence. Father, I ask that You would restore Kim’s body completely. Lord, take this families fear, uncertainty, anxiety and replace it with Your peace that passes understanding. Be very real to each one. Infuse each one with courage. Your Word says, “For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.” Thank You Lord for listening to our cry for help. I place Kim and her family in Your hands, knowing that there is no better place to be. Let them experience You like never before and know Your love. I trust You Lord, and praise You now for all that You are going to do. Amen.

    Psalm 71:20-21
    Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.

    Psalm 73:26
    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    Jeremiah 30:17
    “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,” declares the LORD.

    Ephesians 3:20-21
    “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

  37. Lord Jesus, You are the one true comfort for Kim. Help her to crawl up into Your lap. Sing over her, Father.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Dear Lord,

    In all your works Lord, my prayer is that you will bless Kim and her family (Michael, Jessica, Grace, & Matthew. Touch their hearts Lord so that they feel your mighty, mighty prescence everyday. Comfort them and I pray that thy will be done. In Jesus Holy name I pray. Amen.

    Shirley Breeden

  39. Anonymous says:

    Dear Kim,

    I have typed two encouraging and prayers for you and lots of promises from God to stand on and each time I try to send them my computer locks up. I know this is spiritual warfare! Third times a charm… God will see to it! Please know that you are in my prayers and I am bombarding heaven for you sweet sister in Christ. Keep your eyes on Him. Trust Him, His timing, expect complete healing, believe and don’t doubt, keep your faith high readind and believing His promises to YOU! He is holding you in His arms and will never leave you. What a testimony you will have to share when you get the victory. My son’s friend who is 15 yrs. old just got his victory of “no cancer” after chemo and radical surgery at such a tender age. God is on the throne and still in control and does miracle. If you believe and don’t doubt you will have what you ask for in prayer. Thank you, Lord, for complete healing in Kim’s body and we command this mountain of cancer to throw itself into the sea and we believe that we will get what we ask for in prayer. Thank you for Your faithfulness, mercy and love. Hold her close to your heart and give her a very special touch and blessing from you on Mother’s Day. Thank you for her sweet friend, Renee, for requesting many to pray.

    All my love from one mommy’s heart to another,
    Your Sister in Christ,
    Angela

  40. Father God, as I sit here and read about this strong Christian women, the battle that she is going through, there is something good that comes out of your work, as we may not know it yet, it will be revealed to us in the future, as you are perfect. Please restore peace and comfort in a time of pain and dispair, let her children sense the love that you are. In your name we all pray, AMEN

    Kim Massey
    Memphis, TN.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Father God, we lift Kim and her family up to you for strength, love & peace. We don't have the answers to the why's & why not's, but we know you do and we trust in your love & protection. We pray for a miracle in Kim's body & pray by your stripes she is healed. No matter what the outcome Lord, we pray for something wonderful for your glory to come forth. In Jesus' name I we pray. Amen.

  42. Dear Lord,
    We lift Kim up today as she and her family are going through SO MUCH!! We ask you that you would guide her and the doctors as they decide what to do and really show them the miracles that you do each day all around us!! Lord, please remind her and her family each day of those miracles and just surround them with your love. Thank you for all that you do. We pray in your power and your son, Jesus, Amen.

    Remember that GOD IS SO GOOD ALL THE TIME!!!

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