If our Lord just wanted this man dead, he'd be pushing up daisies tomorrow. The Lord is taking away that which offended him, Mr. Hitchen's voice. I think Mr Hitchens is being given the opportunity to repent and God can still show his displeasure with some sort of Palsy that would stop him from expressing himself with the written word.
I do believe the Lord wants us to pray for this sinner, to let the sinner learn God's love and mercy through this illness.
Rev. Jim Osborne Re: Pray For Christopher Hitchens Deathbed Conversion
What an excellent idea, Pastor Zeke! But, allow me to sweeten the deal for anyone who participates. As you all know, God especially listens to me more than most people because I am a pure, perfect, Christlike man. It's like most people's prayers have to go through a bitchy secretary, but I got a direct line to boss's personal cell phone. Thus, it would be most effective if people prayed for Hitchens to convert to Christ through my prayers.
On my show I devote 5 minutes to prayer requests. I can publicly pray for you, on the air, all for giving a meager love offering of $500. Miracles have happened when I prayed for people! Cancer has gone away, people have found their dream jobs, annoying neighbors have died in bizarre accidents. Don't forget, God will give you anything you ask for! (Matthew 21:22)
So do this: Pray to Jesus that Christopher Hitchens finds the light and becomes a True Christian™. Then send my ministry a donation (preferably more than minimum to achieve more efficacy) and I will pray on air that Jesus will listen to your prayer and to put it as top priority. You will then be on your way to win the $1 million prize that is being offered!
Reverend Jim I want to hedge my bet on this one. My love offering is on it's way and if I were to somehow win this I will never forget The People who helped strengthen my prayer request to our Lord. Not only your intervention but the strength this prayer must be generating with our Pastor Zeke so firmly behind this request.