A Prayer for Pastor Timothy Keller

Pastor Timothy Keller Prayer

Popular Christian pastor and author, Timothy Keller, recently announced he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The prolific author of books such as The Reason for God and The Prodigal Prophet shared the following words with his community on June 7th:

Less than 3 weeks ago I didn’t know I had cancer. Today I’m headed to the National Cancer Institute at the NIH for additional testing before beginning chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer next week back in New York City. 

I feel great and have no symptoms. It was what doctors call an “incidental pickup,” otherwise known as providential intervention. I have terrific human doctors, but most importantly I have the Great Physician himself caring for me. Though we have had times of shock and fear, God has been remarkably present with me through all the many tests, biopsies, and surgery of the past few weeks. 

The team here at Christianbook – like many of you around the world – are praying for Keller and his family at this difficult time. As Keller continues in his post:

If you are willing to pray for me, here are things to pray for:

For God to use medical means or his direct intervention to make the cancer regress to the point of vanishing. 

For Kathy and me, that we use this opportunity to be weaned from the joys of this world and to desire God’s presence above all. 

For my family to be comforted and encouraged. 

For the side effects of treatment to allow me to continue writing and speaking. 

Running the race set before me with joy, because Jesus ran an infinitely harder race, with joy, for me. (Hebrews 12:1-2)

– Tim

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)