A Prayer-Cancer, Food and the Holidays

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Heavenly Father,

You know how much food is part of the holidays and how much I love food.  But this year, cancer has robbed me of this joy.

 

There are times…

I can’t eat food.

I can’t prepare food.

I can’t smell food.

I can’t even think of food.

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A Prayer- Holidays and Cancer Caregivers

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Dear Jesus- It’s just too much.

Cancer has brought a giant wave of responsibilities, worries and frustrations into my life.  As a caregiver, I have tried to help my loved one not let the cancer get in the way of their life and yet it does. Continue reading

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A Prayer- Oh Come Emmanuel! God is with Me Through my Cancer

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Heavenly Father,

This cancer has me clinging this Christmas to the gift of your Son, Emmanuel.  His name-Emmanuel says it all.  It means God is with us.  As a precious infant, Jesus came to be with each of us through the valleys and the mountaintops.  This Christmas I am facing the valleys of cancer and the mountaintops of Christmas delights.  Through it all- God is with me. Continue reading

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Prayer- Strength over Cancer for the Holidays

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Christ,

You know that this cancer journey can drain me leaving me overwhelmed and fatigued.  The holidays have always been a time of revitalization for me and renewal as I celebrate the joy of Your birth.  In many ways, I need more Christmas this year as the clouds of cancer continue to creep into my days. Continue reading

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A Prayer- Christmas is a Time for Children not Cancer

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Jesus,

For me, Christmas is a time for children not cancer. You know each Christmas season I try to provide the joy of your birth to the children in my life. But this year cancer is here adding more tasks, appointments and struggles yet giving me less energy, clarity and endurance. Too often simple things become hard.

Lord, this year I need your strength not for me to do more but for me to have the strength to give more to You. Continue reading

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Seeing the Gift of the Christ Child: A Talk By Karen Tripp

Have you ever missed it?  Have you ever looked back at your Christmas season and thought, “I don’t remember seeing Jesus.”

Christmas is this glorious opportunity to look beyond the weight of expectations and the fear of coming up short and seeing- truly seeing- the gift of baby Jesus given to you.  God promised Simeon he would see the Christ child and he did.  God has promised you to see the Christ child.

Learn from Karen how through seeking, listening and stillness you may see Him as never before.

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Prayer- More Christmas; Less Cancer

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Heavenly Father,

Fill my days with more Christmas and less cancer.  May the joys of the season bring me a new hope that is so strong the clouds of cancer in my thoughts disappear.

Focus my heart and mind on-

  • The delight of Christmas lights in the neighborhood.
  • The warmth of holiday aromas.
  • The joy of giving gifts to loved ones.
  • The beauty of a decorated tree.
  • The power of a Christmas song
  • The splendor of Christmas eve service.
  • The serenity of a Nativity Scene.
  • And the unfathomable wonder of the gift of your Son on that first Christmas morn.

Each time the dark thoughts of cancer press on my mind, rip them from me and fill me with your word, your love and your presence.

In your mighty Son’s name I pray,

AMEN

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Prayer- The holidays are not easy and now there’s cancer.

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Dear God,

You know the holidays are not easy for me and this year there is cancer.  The holidays have brought tension, moodiness even sadness in years past.  I’m frightened how I will endure this holiday season now that there’s cancer.

Please Lord God Almighty, place your mighty hand on me.  Lift my heart so I may see that the wonder of your love is bigger than not only the difficulties of the holidays but bigger than this cancer. Continue reading

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A Prayer- Christmas is Bigger Than my Cancer

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Jesus,

I know that the dark thoughts of cancer will try to remove the joy of your birth from my life this Christmas but Christmas is BIGGER than my cancer!  I proclaim that You Jesus have come to give me life abundant and no treatment, no scan, no symptom, and no pain can rob me of the gift of my Savior this Christmas. Continue reading

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A Prayer – Cancer has Invaded my Christmas Celebration

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Dear God,

I do not want this cancer to get into the way of my life and yet now the holidays are here-  it’s too much. Cancer has invaded my Christmas celebration.

Each year there are specific gatherings, meals, events with family, friends and even work where people expect me to attend, contribute or even plan but not this year. It’s impossible with this cancer for me to do all I usually do.  Part of me wants to do it all and another part of me is angry that everyone cannot see that I can’t possibly be that involved this year. Continue reading

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