This past February I learned that I had kidney cancer.

As a result I did something I had never done before, I prayed for myself. I have in the past prayed for friends, relatives, strangers, associates, colleagues, people I read about or see on the internet, radio or TV. I have even prayed for world peace. I will continue to do so.

It seemed strange to pray for myself. Like I am not worthy or deserving of it. Like praying for one good kidney and to be cancer free when I know of others that are not that fortunate seems selfish.

My recent experience disclosed to me a lot of people who were praying for me and know me as a friend, relative, stranger, associate, colleague or who were asked to do so by others. And I greatly appreciate all of them.

I now think of prayers like love; the more you give the more you get. And I include myself in my prayers every day along with the many others.


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3 Responses to Prayers

  1. Nancy Boyd says:

    i prayed for you every day, over and over, and a rosary at night. I am still praying for you.
    I love you Thomas Emmett.


  2. MaryLou says:

    You may not know this….I am not much for praying but if positive thoughts and caring feelings mean anything then you have had plenty sent your way!


  3. Larry Leahy says:

    While I have never been the perfect kid or adult my mother wanted to be I always said my evening prayers and I


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