Prayer has the power to heal
Obin Joseph (fondly called Kuttan) is a 23 year old 3rd year student of medicine, born as the only son to a middle class family from idukki district, very bright and intelligent and very much God fearing from his child hood. More over he was the altar boy in the local church in his younger days and very much active in youth programmes in the church.
Sadly eighteen months ago, he was diagnosed as having chronic myeloid leukemia .(CML).This is a form of blood cancer. It was an unexpected, hard blow for him and his family to accept.
Both parents left their job and took lodging near the cancer center for his treatment. He had several courses of chemo therapy, with some improvement in between.
Cancer spread to Obin’s brain
But 2 months ago he developed facial nerve paralysis, the cancer spread to his brain. But after radiation treatment, he got better.
But when I saw him last week with some ear problems, his condition was critical.
I talked to his doctor treating his blood cancer, he said sorry, nothing much can be done to save him, may be a month left…that\’s all he has in this world
He added; just pray for himâ€¦.May be God can heal himâ€¦
Just one month to live, imagine if you are in his shoes.
Obin and his parents
After seeing the tears in his parent\’s eyes, I thought of writing this post.
I asked him how he takes this , he is aware of what is left, with a cold look in his eyes, the only anger he has ,why God allows this to happen in his life.
I tried to console him by telling, God gives pain and suffering to those who love so much. His reply, is He a sadistic God then? I could not answer himâ€¦
His parents are going around attending retreats, pilgrimages and requesting others to pray for him.
May God heal him and restore his health.
Obin JosephÂ before he bcame ill.
While you finished reading this , you already have prayed for him. You may ask your friends to join in spirit, just a simple prayer from your kind heart, will help/heal obin Joseph.
Please remember, only 30 days left, according to the treating doctor.
Thank you and God bless you for your prayer support,
Intercessory prayer – Distant prayer has power to heal
Intercessory prayer is praying for a higher power to intercede on behalf of another person, where as Distant prayer is a form of intercessory prayer in which someone prays for a person whom he or she has never met
Prayer is the number one complementary medicine for many patients, as many as 85 percent of people suffering from any disease pray in addition to receiving medical treatment. Scientific study on intercessory prayer has delivered mixed results, and those on each side of the debate the results that support their beliefs.
If prayer makes someone feel better – even if it can’t be proven scientifically – what harm does prayer pose?
*Obligational Restitution-If you promise to pray for some one, please pray for him the moment you say yes I will. Otherwise you may forget it and you will be in debt, called “Utthirippukadam”-obligational restitution.
*(as i understand,Â pls note that i am not an expertÂ in moral theology).