Husband and wife country duo Joey + Rory are asking fans to participate in a prayer vigil for Joey as her cancer battle continues. The nationwide prayer is set to take place Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. CST.
The couple has canceled their remaining Farmhouse Concerts after receiving news that Joey’s Stage IV cervical cancer – which she recently underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy for – has not responded to treatment. Her doctors have told her there is nothing more they can do.
The couple has made the hard decision to not seek further treatment and has been visiting Joey’s family in Indiana, Rory revealed in his latest This Life I Live blog post.
“Most of Joey’s immune system is gone now and she’s thin and frail,” Rory wrote in the blog. “Where she once jumped out of bed before the sun rose to rush out to her garden… she now quietly sleeps away most of the days. I lie beside her at night and I hold her hand and listen to her breathe. And I pray.”
For all their fans looking for a way to help, Rory asks you to pray for a miracle.
“But please, one thing I ask… don’t just pray that Joey is healed. Yes, pray for a miracle. But also pray for peace in her heart, and ours, if God chooses not to let this cup pass from her sweet lips…His will, not ours.”