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Monday, November 23, 2015

I believe in the Power of Prayer-Final Report 1st Installment

Kaylee Herrington (#8)

My name is Kaylee Herrington, and I believe in the power of prayer. In my lowest moments and my darkest times, the only words I can manage to say is “Jesus help me.” Like anyone else I’ve had rough times in my life, and one thing that truly helps me through these times is prayer. I believe in prayer. I believe in simply talking to God and taking your problems to the Lord. I believe in having a personal relationship with the one I believe created me, and the only way I feel like I can do that is through prayer.

            When I was younger I faced something that I hope no one ever has to face, and that was the terrible disease of cancer. Hearing the words that you have cancer are some of the scariest words that anyone can ever hear. At the time I couldn’t believe it, and I didn’t want to go through what I knew I was going to have to. The doctors told me it was treatable, and all about the treatments I would have to undergo. They told me not to worry too much, that they really thought I would be okay. Honestly though, that didn’t really make me feel any better about the situation I was in. I still had this disease invading my body and I felt like there was nothing I could do about it. I felt completely helpless, and from that moment on the only thing I knew to do was pray. I prayed every night and every day. I went through countless treatments and eventually ended up having surgery. After losing all my hair and a kidney, I was finally cancer free. I was incredibly thankful to the doctors that helped heal me, but above all I was grateful to God for taking that disease from my body. I was thankful to have him in my heart, and for him getting me through some of the toughest nights of my life.  
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Here's a little video about prayer that I thought was super cute!

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