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Christians reaching out to Jade Goody

 

Jade GoodyThe Christian Messenger which describes itself as "India's Evangelical Newspaper" has called on its readership to pray for Jade Goody who is terminally ill with cancer.

 

Ms. Goody shot to public attention through her appearance on the reality TV show 'Big Brother', and provoke an outcry through allegedly racial comments against Indian actress Shilpa Shetty.

 

As a 'Prayer Point' the Indian newspiece requests:

"Pray that Jade Goody will come to know the healing power of Jesus Christ at this juncture in her life. Pray that she will accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and turn a new leaf.

Jeremiah 29:12 says: “Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.”

Isaiah 53:5 says: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

Claim these promises for Jade Goody. Let us try to win a soul for Jesus Christ.

 

Under a Daily Mail header "Distraught Jade Goody is planning her funeral and preparing her will as she bravely comes to terms with her cancer diagnosis" the related message list of very supportive comments includes a response from one person signing herself 'Johanna' who wrote:

Jade am crying right now with tears for you. I am a christian and i know that if u say this small prayer u will be saved for heaven. Dear Jesus forgive all of my sins and come into my heart Jesus. I recieve your forgiveness now amen. Jade the bible says that Jesus forgives sins and can come into your heart and if u mean this prayer when u says it u CAN be assured of a heavenly home when and if u do die.Am praying for you that Jesus speaks into ur hear for he cares deeply for you. Theres nothing he cant do xxx love u.

On the same list 'EML' wrote:

Your sad story has touched our hearts. There are so many in your situation. Please reach for the Lord Jesus. He will answer. 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding' Place your trust in Him, let Him into your heart.........and He has promised a home in heaven for all who accept Him. No more pain, no more fear, no more tears, no more goodbyes there.
God bless you, Jade x

Speaking on Sky TV news, Goody's publicist Max Clifford said that the mother-of-two and soon-to-be bride has said that she wants her boys to "know Jesus". Ms. Goody has said: “I want them to understand that Mummy will be in Heaven watching over them. It’s really important to me now that they learn about Jesus and I want them to be christened so they still feel I’m there for them.”

 

Ms. Goody and her boyfriend are currently planning to be married as soon as possible.


Christians Together, 16/02/2009

Feedback:
Penny Lee 16/02/2009 20:59
The comments left on the NOTW website are very encouraging. Over half of them mention God or prayer and about a quarter directly point Jade to God, our only source of help.

I don't know if Jade will get an opportunity to read these comments and we should pray that she does. I've never before seen such an outpouring of Christian witness in a situation like this. Maybe, please God, Christians are finally waking up and reaching out in force to others in desperate circumstances.
gary moore (Guest) 21/02/2009 20:01
maybe we should pray that someone who is a celebrity can reach in with her.
lets hope for a miracle,
Gary
helene mac-rae (Guest) 22/02/2009 17:33
ohhh thank you .. all of you who are also praying for jade goody.. i just seem to cry when i bare my heart to the Lord about her salvation..and healing and her new hubby and her dear wee sons and all her family.. but mainly it is jade that gets the tears going.. when i think of her last name i hear almost all the world saying it daily for some reason or another.. anda variation for what ever the excitement is.. even the wee ditty..goody goody gumdrops... you know now where i am coming from.. it is such an easy name to remember and to pray for..yahh..God is GOOD.. the man that gave her her wedding dress, the other man that wriote her a wedding song..they too need our prayers.. no.. they too need Jesus Christ as their Lord.. i am so glad i read this and now i know i am not alone in praying for the girl that many folk hated and now have turned their thoughts for good and not evil.. in Jesus' name, siblings.. God bless us all.. His word does not return void..
i ask in Jesus mighty name that He will intervene in this sad young woman's life..in such a way that we all will know it has been done by our Lord God who is love over all..
Penny Lee 22/02/2009 18:47
Thank you Helene,

Isn't it lovely to see especially Christians coming together to intercede for this poor woman? I don't know why, but, for some reason, her predicament has particularly touched my heart and I too pray for her - specifically for salvation but also for healing that she may yet have the opportunity to witness to a sceptical and rebellious world.

Let's all unite our prayers for a real miracle of grace here!
Peter Carr 23/02/2009 16:39
Article in the 'Good News' (monthly Christian outreach free paper) Mar '09 edition, states that in an interview with a national daily that she had openly discussed faith matters saying that she had a 'readable' copy of the bible and had an awareness of God.
Peter Carr 24/02/2009 07:47
The item below is taken from the BBC's news website from an article called 'Faith Diary'. (24th Feb).

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor praised Jade Goody for her bravery in facing up to her terminal illness, as well as her decision to baptise her children and marry in church.
Peter Carr 25/02/2009 11:52
From 'The Celebrity Channel Eleven' (AOL).

"Jade Goody said she wanted to die straight away when doctors told her that her cancer was incurable.

After she was told she may have just weeks to live, reality TV legend Jade said she wanted to die quickly so her kids could "just get on with their lives".

The star said she told medics: "I just want to go now, just give me an injection or a tablet.""
Editor 03/03/2009 00:52
Terminally ill Jade Goody is looking forward to the christening of her sons next weekend.

Fresh from her wedding to Jack Tweed last Sunday, Goody is focusing on preparations for the christening of sons Bobby, five, and Freddie, four.

According to her publicist, Max Clifford, the christening will take place next Saturday at a church near Goody’s home in Upshire, Essex.

“She is looking forward to the christening,” said Mr Clifford. “She is planning it with friends and family.”

Read on...
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/jade.looking.forward.to.sons.christening/22657.htm
Angie (Guest) 16/03/2009 20:00
We pray that Jade has put her trust in the Lord.
She is a brave lady who has shown a turn around.
Pray it will speak to other young people to turn to the Lord, whilst they can.

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