Pray for Harrison.

Steven McKinion’s son Harrison is suffering from Leukemia and asks for prayer.

For Steven, Harrison and family I pray that our heavenly father will strengthen you deeply in your inner man with the knowledge of his love. I pray that the comfort of his presence will flow through you. I pray that his presence will cover over you as a blanket of peace. May he grant healing to Harrison.

I pray that you will be sustained in strength to do what is needed to be done. Father I pray that you will grant Harrison healing. That you will grant the medical staff skill and wisdom as they go about your work. Help them express their anger, dismay, doubt and fears in a community of care which allows for and understands the power of lamentation.

These things we pray in Jesus name.

About Craig Benno

I'm an average aussie guy who has lived perhaps a not so average life.
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5 Responses to Pray for Harrison.

  1. tildeb says:

    I don’t get it. Leukemia is a terrible form of cancer that is battled only by man’s knowledge. Not ‘wisdom’. Knowledge. Left alone, the disease kills. With directed medical interference in the ‘natural’ disease process, this disease has a survivability rate… too low, for now, but slowly improving with dedication and hard, scientific, disciplined effort by real people in the here and now.

    No matter, it’s an awful thing to have to go through – for its victim, the victim’s family, and everyone who loves that person. This raises the question: If you had the magical power to directly affect the victim’s health outcome, wouldn’t you snap your fingers and eliminate the disease altogether? And if you had the power but refused to use it, shouldn’t we hold you in contempt?

    I honestly don’t get how his minions telling us to grovel about mewling for a bit of divine ‘love’ is a sign of compassion. To me, it’s a sign of moral capitulation, an ethical betrayal of one’s faith in a omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, benevolent critter. A child’s honest compassion puts this god’s ‘love’ to shame.

  2. Craig Benno says:

    There are a lot of things you don’t get Tildeb. But one day you will. One day you will. The fact is that we live in a broken world, tainted by sin, sickness and death. Yet God promises us a future recreated heavens and earth where death, sin and sickness doesn’t exist.

    • tildeb says:

      Sounds suspiciously like “The cheque’s in the mail” to me.

      I don’t know anything about this supposed next life (nor do you) and I don’t care about it when discussing the suffering in this one.

      That you wish to attribute leukemia to the sin of man is rather puzzling when we both know it’s a cellular disease; in other words, you’re honestly trying to lay the blame on ‘man’ for a metaphorical action undertaken in a myth! Yet – Lo and Behold! – it’s only ‘man’ that seems willing to do anything about it and come up with cures and/or treatments. Funny, that.

      It’s almost as if you’re trying to argue that mankind deserves leukemia. Try telling that to the family of Harrison and see if they still think you’re being honest in your compassion or if you are revealing in the misfortune of others to support your religious beliefs.

      Really, Craig: you need to do a serious re-think here. You’ve lost your moral compass in the wilderness of your religious quest.

  3. Dave Black says:

    Thank you for praying.

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