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Marvin’s Prayer Book December 23, 2011 – Posted by hasifa
A while back I started a prayer book for a very sick friend called Marvin. This morning I was collecting prayers and a man wrote something in Marvin’s prayer book. Then he told me his story.

Like Marvin he too has cancer. He has been through chemotherapy three times. His cancer has returned after every chemo period and even a few surgeries. He is now stage 4 and terminal.

The reason I am sharing this is because he said all of this to me with a voice that was so hopeful. He seemed not concerned about his situation at all. Instead, he asked many questions about Marvin and even put his phone number in the prayer book for Marvin to call.

He said, "Tell Marvin, no matter what time of the day or night it is, he can call me. Tell him I want to hear from him in his darkest hour. You never know, I could need some inspiration from him as well in my darkest hours."

Before he left he assured me that he would pray for both himself and Marvin.

I was very touched by this man’s kind words and actions. Here he is at what seems to be like the end of the rope and still he wants to do the right thing.

I pray that he and Marvin find comfort in each other and that this is the beginning of a relationship that will allow them both to heal. I ask that you guys keep both of my friends in your prayers and will them well.

Love and blessings to all

Hasifa

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