Sunday, April 15, 2018


When I put up a prayer request
I often get prayer requests
from other people.

It breaks my heart
that there is so much suffering 
in the world.
 I will never understand,
this side of heaven, 
why good people have to suffer.

My friend Kimberly used to blog.
She no longer blogs but she
requested prayers for her
sister, Karen.
Doesn't she just look like the
nicest lady?
Here is what Kimberly wrote:
My Sis is going through radiation right now for an aggressive breast cancer and is in a lot of pain. Could you say a prayer for her too? 

Kimberly wrote quite a bit more, too,
but I felt some of it was too personal
to share.

Many of you know Carole
She blogs as Katie Isabella.
Her son, Erich, has had a 
long, intense struggle with cancer.

Here is the last email I got from Carole.
I am ashamed to say it was overlooked in my 
email system and I didn't see it for several days.

Here is a portion of the message.
I am writing to ask you and your dear husband John to pray for Erich. His CT scan showed two very suspicious places even though every CT scan and CEA marker has been totally normal all the way through last October. His CEA Count was one (1) every year for the last four years. He had his routine CT scan two weeks ago and that was done with the hope that the oncologist would discharge him. Last Friday we found that will not happen. (He has more battles to fight)

There was more to her email, but I don't want
to violate Erich's privacy too much.

And, last but not least,

Katie is the daughter of one of
our friends.
Our daughters used to babysit for her.
Her story is just heartbreaking
and I will let you go to the page
her mom, Debra, put up to 
read the details.
If you don't pray,
please join me in sending your

Thank you so very much!

I hope you have a wonderful

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Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Diana my heart breaks for each and everyone suffering with pain and sickness. I pray for Karen, Erich and Katie that they receive healing and freedom from pain. You are so kind to share their stories.


Kay G. said...

Karen. Erich. Katie. I will pray for each one. May they know all the healing love that you have generated!

Sandi said...

Praying, Diana!

Tanna said...

Consider it done. blessings ~ tanna

Theresa said...

I just prayed for these sweet people in need of prayer! Thank you for sharing their messages and prayer requests! Sending HUGS your way!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Saying a prayer for all today. It's a sad post today for sure.

Debby Ray said...

I’m on my way back from TN and just prayed for these precious folks I also thanked the Lord for you. Have a blessed Lord’s day, Diana.

Susie said...

Diana, Yes, I will pray for Karen, Erich and Katie. Too many wonderful people suffering. Our prayers can and the more the better. I believe in the power of prayer. Blessings to you Diana,our Prayer Warrior, love you, xoxo, Susie

Anonymous said...

prayers for sure!

G Dazeez said...

Prayers for all and for a cure for cancer for the world.

Linda said...

Praying for them this morning.....

camp and cottage living said...

Thank you for posting a prayer request for my Sis.
And you can be sure that I will be praying for Erich and Katie also, and their families.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I will pray for these needs, indeed cancer is such an ugly thief of life! Praying the LORD helps and comforts each one and their families as they go through such suffering. Hugs to you for sharing these needs!!

Adam said...

Cancer does seem to affect more than it should, especially the really young. Such a shame these people have to suffer through this.

Debby said...

Prayers for all. Cancer is a beast. But prayers can heal.

Jan said...

Praying for all of these.

Katie Isabella said...

Thank you from my heart.

Vee said...

Praying for these precious people.

Kim said...

Of course...and yes, too much suffering...

tealady said...

Prayers being said for all of them and their families.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Of course I will pray for their speedy recovery. You are such a wonderful person Diana - thank you for all your prayer requests.

Lots of hugs,

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

so much suffering in this world :(

krishna said...

Those are really heart breaking.. I'm praying for them..

Red Rose Alley said...

Said a prayer for all of them, Diana. I'm so sorry to read this about all of your friends. And what a wonderful friend you are to them as well.

love, ~Sheri

Missy George said...

Healing thoughts and get well wishes
Too much suffering in the world today.

Donna said...

So many hurting folks and their heart goes out to them. Sending prayers and hugs...wish I had the power to change things... xoxo

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Praying for these folks...So much sickness and sadness, Diana. Thank you for opening your heart and your blog to prayer. It's powerful! xo ♥

Cecilia said...

I don't think we will ever understand why people suffer. Saying a prayer for these sweet people and their families.

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Diana how sad for all three of these wonderful people that are suffering. Prayers for all of them. Let's hope the power of prayer will give them healing and hope.

Blondie's Journal said...

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so gracious to post these pledges for prayers. As always, I remember these names and the bravery they have, and send up a prayer every night in my thoughts.

I just found out that our friend Mary in California had heart surgery. She mentioned you had posted something about it and I'm so sorry I missed it. I just love her to pieces. I did send her an email.

Thanks always, Diana,


Draffin Bears said...

dear Diana,

So sorry and yes, there is a lot of pain and suffering in the world.
All three, will be in my thoughts and prayers and hope for healing and wellness.

Pam Jackson said...

You got is sad to hear that so many suffer. Makes me feel so bad when I fuss about my Fibro cause their are so many more that have it a lot worse than that. Thank you for sharing.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Praying for all these beautiful people.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Will pray for them and always am honored and privileged to do so. Sometimes we never know just how prayers will be answered but they always are.

Anonymous said...

Praying for them ALL; as I also ask for prayers for my family; both of my parents now have been diagnosed with cancers [my dad has CLL, my mother diagnosed last week with endometrial cancer - mom is 83, dad is 90], plus they BOTH have many other medical issues, including my father having had a big stroke on his 90th birthday last month and he is still in rehab hospital). So I share MY prayers with all of you, and please share yours with me. Dawn Pinnataro aka GADawn57

Sylvia said...

Yes Diana, there is so much pain and suffering, but one day, Praise God it will all go away and there will be no more pain or suffering! Prayers for these 3 souls that God will touch their lives in many ways.

Lisa said...

DONE. I will keep them in my prayers.

Chatty Crone said...

I will keep them in my heart and prayers - I just don't understand how all this is happening! It is so sad. sandie

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AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

As we see by your post, cancer does not care if you are older, young, male or female. Prayers for all...

Rose L said...

I know full well the sadness that discolors our lives. I just lost a cousin at age 45. He had just become engaged and a week later died in his sleep. My brothers wife is battling breast cancer. God does not cause us to go through difficulties, but he is there with his love to give us all, those suffering and their loved ones, strength. Even if the battle is lost he is there for us and cries for us. I pray for his love to surround those facing difficult times.

Connie said...


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sending prayers for all!! Thanks so much for visiting!!

Sally said...

Prayers for all, my goodness.


Ricki Treleaven said...

I will pray for these precious people. Thanks for having the willingness to share.

Debbie said...

Sent up prayers for all three of these precious souls, Diana. Complaining about the weather seems pretty trivial to me now....I should be thanking God for every day I have my health, and stop yammering on about the late spring...shame on me.
Lots of love to you, dear one.

Hula La said...

Prayers to one and all! Love and Peace to you! Aloha!

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Prayers sent and it is a tribute to you that people ask you to pray for are lovely.

Zaa said...

One must count everyday as a Blessing... I’’m sending healing prayers to all .. Thanks for sharing.... xoxoxox

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I am joining with you in prayers for healing and encouragement for these dear people.

Henny Penny said...

Oh I do hope and pray for each one.