Is It Really Something To Hide ?

@SIMPLYD (84786)
Philippines
July 28, 2016 12:58am CST
Last week , I received a text message from our high school batch coordinator . She was asking me to also pray for our classmates who have the dreaded disease. I suppose it’s cancer . I asked who they were so I can specifically mention their names whenever I pray . But she said , she cannot divulge who they were for confidentiality reason . Is having cancer something to hide ? What if I have something to share on how somebody of that disease was cured in a natural way ? But then , I respect them for that and would just pray in a general way for them , every night before I go to sleep .
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• United States
28 Jul 16
The anonymity sounds strange but do what you can for those people you care about
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
29 Jul 16
It sounds strange indeed. But , i know now who they were and their present condition. At least i have their names when i pray.
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• United States
29 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD good even though God has their names in his memory and would probably send healing prayers without you knowing the names or conditions. You are a wonderful person to care so much about fellow human beings . . . keep up the great work and have a wonderful day.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Thank you .
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@wiLLmaH (8241)
• Singapore, Singapore
28 Jul 16
Good that you respect their decision and you are one of the person that can request for a prayer :)
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
I have no choice but to respect their decision because she won't divulge , But last night when we had a gathering requested by two batchmates who came home from the US , i discovered who they were . 2 of them have cancer . Now , i can name them in my prayer at night .
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@wiLLmaH (8241)
• Singapore, Singapore
28 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD At least now it is all clear for you. :)
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
@wiLLmaH Yes . I wonder why that doctor batchmate wants it a secret while the other doctor batchmate who was my seatmate last night , told me their names and their conditions .
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@sol_cee (18077)
• Bermuda
29 Jul 16
My father after his first stroke stayed in the house all day. He could still walk or move around but he chose not to. Pride overcame him I guess. He didn't want other people to see him frail and slow and so unlike the macho guy he used to be.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
29 Jul 16
It is understandable with men to act like that when they undergo a seiours sickness , they don't want to be seen helpless . I think it's the same with these former hs batchmates of mine . Sad , we could have given our help if they need it and we have known who they were .
@sol_cee (18077)
• Bermuda
29 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD like what kind of help?
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• Calgary, Alberta
29 Jul 16
@Sol-Cee . . . too bad I was late in posting (posted a minute ago) a new prevention of cancer and other deadly diseases . . .
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@magallon (18104)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
It is better if we know whom we are praying for. Maybe it is really something that should not be divulged.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
Indeed . But , i respected their decision . Though last night , i was told by the other lady doctor HS batchmates in our gathering at a restaurant requested by 2 batchmates from the US , about the conditions of those who have cancer . So , last night when i prayed , i mentioned to God their names .
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@magallon (18104)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD So that means they are many.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
@magallon Two lady batchmates . Both have cancer though of two different ones .
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@LadyDuck (182458)
• Switzerland
29 Jul 16
I would not say the name of someone with a disease if I am not authorized by that person. It's not that it's something to hide, but it's to respect the privacy.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
And i think that's what they requested our lady doctor batchmate coordinator . Though, i came to know who they were and what particular cancer they have when a another lady doctor batchmate , told me of how they are now . That night , i prayed particularly for them , mentioning their names . I am happy to a least help through my prayer before i go t bed .
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@LadyDuck (182458)
• Switzerland
30 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD Cancer is a terrible disease and not all forms of cancer can be healed. Let's hope that your prayers help.
• United States
28 Jul 16
yepperz, i'd respect their privacy, but how does one pray fer'n unknown soul?
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
29 Jul 16
I agree , that's why i want to know , but was denied . But now , i kow who they were through another lady doctor batchmate of ours . At least now, i mention their names when i. pray .
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• United States
29 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD i jest pray fer all who suffer throughout the world - fer peace, comfort, understandin' 'n the like. dunno how effective such 's? but do such anyhow.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
29 Jul 16
@crazyhorseladycx Well, i always pray in general for those people who are sick and suffering . I guess as Christians it's the least that we could do for our brothers all over the world.
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@epiffanie (10458)
• Australia
28 Jul 16
It is weird for anyone to ask you to pray for someone whose name you don't know ...
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
Yes, that's what i felt . But anyway , she said it can be done . So be it . But last night , when our HS batchmates met at a restaurant as a treat of two male batchmates from the US , another doctor batchmate told me about the conditions of the two with cancer . So it's cancers indeed . So now , i know who they are . I have names to mention already when i pray at night .
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@epiffanie (10458)
• Australia
31 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD You know what. I've never asked anyone to pray for me nor pray for anybody because I believe that prayers are only between me and God who is within me ..
@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
I respect your belief my friend . But it is in the bible that the prayer. becomes stronger when t is done as a group or man are praying for it . I have asked my mther-in-law and mother as well as my aunties to pray also for my daughter to pass the board with flying colors. comes their Board exams on Sept 22 .
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@RitzzView (2758)
• India
17 Oct 16
Wouldn't it be the case when other's might see you as a cancer patient then they try to avoid being with you all together? We can't deny that our society do work this way. Isn't it?
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
18 Oct 16
No with us here it's not . When your friends have known that you have cancer , they will give donations that can help financially with medications and would always visit at the hospital .
@RitzzView (2758)
• India
18 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD oh.. Then I like it there..:)
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
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@velvet53 (17715)
• Palisade, Colorado
3 Aug 16
Prayers are powerful even if we have no names or reasons. God knows who you are praying for.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
3 Aug 16
Yes, i know that , however i feel weird that i am asked to pray for somebody who wants prayer yet wants animosity .
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@velvet53 (17715)
• Palisade, Colorado
3 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD I understand. It does feel ackward praying for a person you can't even have a name to put with.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
4 Aug 16
@velvet53 That's true .
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@ida123 (6234)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
31 Jul 16
I can't understand someone whose keeping secret on these kind of dreaded disease, they don't know that prayers can heal sickness and prayers can do miracles.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
I agree. They did ask for prayers but they don't want their names to be known , so i wondered if my prayer will be as effective when i would mention their names everytime i pray . When a lotkeep praying for you in particular ,mentioning your name in a group prayer , ithink it is so much stronger.
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@ida123 (6234)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
31 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD Yes, when we pray and asked for someones help, we have to be specific on their names.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
@shaggin (38510)
• United States
30 Jul 16
I think she shouldn't have said anything about it at all if she couldn't tell who needed prayers and why.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
Well, my friend is one of the doctors in our HS batchmates , so she's the one being told of anyone who has a disease in the batch . But then , she was told to just keep it secret as to the name , but they were asking for prayers .
@shaggin (38510)
• United States
31 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD ohhhh okay that makes more sense now. Its illegal for doctors to give out personal infomation about patients.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
@shaggin However , another lady doctor batchmates when we met during the dinner treat of our two male HS batchmates friend from the US , told me about their conditions and of course their names and their particular cancers . After that , i already have names when i pray .
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
I would rather know the name of the person I am praying for so just as you did I also do ask who exactly is the person i would pray for.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
Correct . It's the first time i have heard of someone asking me to pray for people who have cancer yet i don't know their names .
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD I always want to be specific whenever I request God for something so I really will not be happy if the name of the patient will not be revealed to me.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
@salonga That's also how i feel .
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@mom210 (6771)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Jul 16
Some people do not like having all their business out there, they are private
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
Yes, i understand that . That's why when i pray it's for everyone suffering any illness . God knows them already .
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@mom210 (6771)
• Atlanta, Georgia
31 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD That is a excellent way to pray
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jul 16
There are laws that prevent us from divulging medical information about someone. Maybe you have the same laws there.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
29 Jul 16
I think , we have that here too. But i find t weird that someone would be asking me to pray for my HS Batchmates. who have cancers. Though now, i know who they were.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD Someone is always asking me to pray for them. It's not weird at all. Jesus said that where two or three are gathered together there he is in the middle. So you are praying in agreement that God would take care of them, even cure them of this dreaded cancer. After all, God is in the miracle working business. What seems impossible for man, is not impossible for God.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
@just4him I agree.
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@sofssu (14844)
28 Jul 16
Maybe its AIDS. You know it has a lot of stigma attached to it and some people treat these people miserably. Or if its cancer then the person may not want to be called and consoled as he/she may still be finding it difficult to come to terms with the diagnosis himself/herself.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
I came to know last night when some of us HS batchmates gathered at a restaurant , that two lady HS batchmates have cancer . So it's cancer indeed . And i came to know their names . Now, i mentione their names when i pray for them at night .
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@sofssu (14844)
28 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD Its such a difficult disease to cope with.. you never really know if you are free of it or not.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
@sofssu Yes.
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
Maybe the dreaded disease is not cancer. Could be HIV. I don't think cancer is something to dread as it isn't contagious. But HIV is something that people still dread up to these days in these poor country of hours.
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD yeah to label it dreaded is actually wrong. And I cannot fathom why the embarrassment of hiding that disease.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
29 Jul 16
@toniganzon Maybe they don't want to be pitied. I have known from our one batchmate during our gathering last Thjursday in a restaurant , who these classmates are . She told me who they were and their conditions . At least now i can mention their. names wheni pray at night.
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Jul 16
I can understand if a person is sick and doesn't want everyone to know. They are probably trying to live as normal a life as possible and don't want anyone to pity them. I think praying in general is the way to go. I have often prayed for someone I didn't really know.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
29 Jul 16
Yes , that what i think too. So i just prayed saying for my high. school batchmates . Though, lately when our hs batchmates gathered in a restaurant, a lady doctor batchmates told me who they were and their conditions. At least now , i can name them when i pray .
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
29 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD That does make it a lot easier.
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@skysnap (18045)
28 Jul 16
I think some people hide itt if they don't have financial means to cure it.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
What i have in mind is that they don't want to be pitied for having it .
@skysnap (18045)
28 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD that is another reason too
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@DianneN (87985)
• United States
31 Jul 16
Some people want to keep their privacy. General prayers work well, too.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
Yes, i understand that . Each of us has his own perception of how to accept things . And i also agree that general prayer works well too , though it is said that when we pray we have to be specific .
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@jobelbojel (8658)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
I wonder they do not want to mention the name/s. For now, we should pray. And I hope you will get to know the soonest possible time so that you can share the cure.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
I was thinking they don't want to be pitied , s they want to hide their names . Thugh, lately i have learned who they were . Two female batchmates but of different cancer . Both are being given the chemotherapy . We will be giving our contributions for the financial assistance of one of the two who asked for it. Yes, now i have their names whenever i pray at night .