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A Prayer That's Easy to Swallow

By Dory Nissen
The 700 Club“It felt like my throat was closing and there was a lump in my throat. And sometimes it was painful to swallow and that's when I got kind of concerned.”

Palma Calvert realized her concern was valid when her doctor determined her thyroid was enlarged and she had a lump on her throat. He ordered a biopsy to determine if it was malignant. “My number one concern was that it could have been cancer and maybe I needed radiation and maybe I need surgery.”

Palma prayed to God to heal her. “I said, ‘God, I don't know what else to do. You have to take care of this and take over my life.’" 

One day, Palma was watching the 700 Club when Gordon Robertson prayed for healing.

Gordon prayed, “And Lord, we lay hands now on that area of the body that needs healing. And we say, ‘Be healed in Jesus’ Name.’”

“So I did, I put my hand on my neck, on my throat here and I prayed with him. At the end of the prayer, I said, ‘God, make it so that when they go in they can't find anything.’" 

When Palma went for her biospy she discovered her prayer had been answered. “He said, ‘I don’t know what they were measuring because I can’t find anything.’ He said, ‘There's nothing there and your thyroid is very small. It went back to normal. I can't find anything.’”

“I was stunned; completely stunned. I was happy. It was like a big relief.”

Now, instead of worrying about cancer, Palma can focus on more important things in life. “I knew that God had performed a miracle for me.”
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