Prayer Please

We must pray with our eyes on God, not the difficulties.

— Oswald Chambers —

Urgent Prayer Request

Most of you know about my friend Bob who’s coming upon his second anniversary of being diagnosed with Myeloid Leukemia.

Bob has battled like a champion these past two years and is in remission, back to work, and slowly but surely getting his body into running shape. You may recall that Bob was training for a marathon when his life took a complete 180.

Yesterday Bob sent me the following text:

Hey Jay, can you add a friend of mine to the EagleLaunch prayer list? His name is Edmund and he’s been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He started chemo with the hope of being able to do a autologous (his own stem cells) stem cell transplant, but because of heart failure, the doctors say he can’t survive a transplant at this time. He and his wife are Christians and it breaks my heart.

There a lot of things in this world people fight and overcome everyday, but there is no cure for blood cancer. We can go through treatment and achieve remission, but it’s no guarantee. I ask myself why God let’s bad things happen to good people. I can only come up with God has a plan for each of us. He chooses those who are strong enough to carry His Word.

In Matthew 22:14, it says, “Many are called but few are chosen.” When I reflect on this verse, I can only think that God chooses those He knows can handle the challenge He has placed in front of them.

Thoughts from Bob’s text:

  • God does indeed love to work with those of us who are strong enough to carry His word. Bob is an excellent example. He’s taken on one challenge after another all while equipping himself with the armor of God and spreading the good news a day at a time and never giving up.
  • God does indeed love to work with those He knows can handle the challenge. Can you say Job?

Please pray for Edmund and continue to pray for Bob and while you’re praying please lift up Troy, Jane, Jana, Patti, and Dee in prayer. God knows all of their needs.

For many are called, but few are chosen. (Matthew 22:14)


Are you chosen?

Asked differently, do you answer His call?

When facing difficulties do you pray with your eyes on God?


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