George Graham

Thank You for Your Prayers

To everyone who has been praying for my daughter Christine’s recovery, I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you.

If you are a parent, you will appreciate how grateful I am.

Christine is making progress, and her elder sister, Grace, reports from her bedside in Jackson Memorial Hospital that she opened her eyes yesterday and seems to understand what’s being said to her. Praise the Lord.

Her precious baby has been taken home, and she will have to deal with that. We will do our best to soften the blow and help the wound heal over time.

She is not out of danger, or course. With her chronic liver disease, she may never be out of danger. But every day she survives is a plus. At one point, I thought we had lost her.

It may be presumptuous of me to seek special dispensation from the Almighty when so many in the world are suffering so horribly, but if you are a parent, you will understand. And I know that Jesus told us to ask and we would receive.

And, once again, I can bear witness to the awesome power of prayer.

Thank God. And thank you.

About the author


I am a Jamaican-born writer who has lived and worked in Canada and the United States. I live in Lakeland, Florida with my wife, Sandra, our three cats and two dogs. I like to play golf and enjoy our garden, even though it's a lot of work. Since retiring from newspaper reporting I've written a few books. I also write a monthly column for