A Mother's Plea to Spare Her Son from Cancer and the Power of a Prayer Community – Hope 103.2

A Mother’s Plea to Spare Her Son from Cancer and the Power of a Prayer Community

The weight of the uncertainty and emotional strain about her son's cancer battle got to Margaret Watt one day, so she called out to God.

Listen: Margaret Watt tells Ben McEachen about the amazing power of prayer in her family's life

By Ben McEachenMonday 11 Apr 2022Hope AfternoonsChristian LivingReading Time: 2 minutes

Margaret Watt has an incredible true story to share about the difference she believes prayer made in her family’s life.

Someone who has been a big fan of prayer for a long time, Margaret vividly remembered the moment she was in a supermarket and could not go on.

Her adult son had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Relatively young and a single father of five, he was up against it when chemotherapy and additional infections forced him into ICU.

Margaret told Hope Afternoons about this traumatic time. A time when Margaret knew that family members, friends, their church community and people around the world she didn’t even know were all praying for his recovery.

“They just [brought] the focus to God on the need of my son,” Margaret said.

“It meant so much to us to know that you aren’t on your own and others are praying for you.”

“It meant so much to us to know that you aren’t on your own and others are praying for you,” – Margaret Watt

Still, the weight of the uncertainty and emotional strain got to Margaret. On that day in her local supermarket, Margaret remembered raising her hands in the air and telling God, “Lord, if you are going to take him, we want you to take him now”.

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“But as a mother, I don’t want you to,” she said.

Miraculously, her son’s condition did improve.

“I just believe God seeks and comforts all of us in many, many ways… especially through prayer.”

Listen to Margaret Watt share her family’s full story in the player above.