John writes about a young family member who fought cancer for six years. He and his wife nursed her during the last three months of her life when she was in terrible pain and had incessant vomiting. They prayed, believing that God would answer. James says that "the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick" (James 5:14-16). "There was no answer." John says that the situation "left me doubting the validity of prayer." Our prayers "were not selfish." "We simply wanted [God] to ease her pain and stop her vomiting." But it "did not happen."
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