Gellman: A Prayer for a Friend With Cancer

I get lots of e-mails from sick people and from the friends and families of sick people asking me to pray for them, and I always do. They are strangers to me but they are not strangers to God. Perhaps that is why praying for strangers does not seem foolish or odd or difficult to me. Really I am just praying for a friend of my friend. I just received such a request from my daughter Mara, whom I always call Moochie. Henry is a friend of Moochie's who has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It may be treatable, but he does not know yet. This is my prayer for Henry.

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