Lately Rev. Enoch Fuzz has been spending most of his time in bed with a few pains. Although he continues to do ministry, sometimes ailments may cause a period of complete rest for our body. Our bodies rest, but our minds and souls need rest also. While he takes this time to rest, we offer this prayer taught by Jesus on how to pray.
In its traditional form it reads:
“Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but, deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever.”
After Rev. Fuzz, pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, received a diagnosis of stage four lung cancer, he has gone through many stages of challenges to his health. Through it all, he remains steadfast in his prayer life, just as he does in his social life. However, sometimes it becomes necessary to just whisper a prayer and sometimes shout a prayer—and on occasion, sing a prayer. In whatever form you so desire, you can always use these words that were the words given by Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount in the gospel of Matthew. The words indicate that our Father God is listening to us in His heavenly sphere: “which art in heaven.”
We ask in the prayer for His will to be done here on earth, the same as it is done in heaven on this day—not allowing any temptations from those who are tempters or those who have a desire to trespass against us in their words or deeds. We pray that he will deliver us from the evil of any kind, with no wicked or unpleasant thoughts as well as deeds. As we walk through what seems like the shadow of death, we will not fear any type of evil if we allow His rod and His staff to bring us comfort, just as David prayed in the 23rd Psalm. Finally, in the prayer above, the last line states why we trust in our prayers. We know that God’s mercy is the kingdom, the power and the glory until the end of time. Rev. Fuzz is the shepherd of Corinthian Church, and the Lord is the shepherd of Rev. Fuzz and all who believe.
These are the beliefs that give us hope and why Rev. Fuzz has offered and requested continuous prayer even before his journey with cancer and even before the pandemic crisis—and always as an integral part of his ministry.
Continue to pray for Rev. Fuzz and his journey. There is still power in prayer. He is always in continuous prayer for you and this world. Check out Rev. Fuzz’s Facebook site as he gives praise through God’s word, songs, and photos. Thanks for reading and sharing ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’ each week. May it be a blessing to you.