Country Artists Send Well Wishes to Joey + Rory [WATCH]
On Thursday night (Nov. 4) at 8PM CT, Joey + Rory have invited their family, friends and fans to stop and say a prayer, wherever they are, for Joey Feek as she faces her terminal cancer diagnosis. During CMA Awards Week, country stars were more than happy to oblige.
Our friends at Taste of Country asked artists including Charles Kelley, Jennifer Nettles and Eric Paslay, among others, to recite "Joey's Prayer" and send their love to the Feeks. Press play on the video above to hear their words -- but we recommend grabbing some tissues before you do so.
"Two of the most amazing people I've been lucky enough to meet, anywhere, not just in Nashville," says Jerrod Niemann. "... I know I speak for everybody when I say that, God bless, and we love you."
On Oct. 23, Rory Feek informed fans, via his blog, that his wife’s first round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for Stage IV cervical cancer did not help; rather, two quarter-sized tumors have already appeared in the same area that the doctors had been treating, and several more tumors have appeared in her abdomen. In light of that sad news, the Feeks have stopped all medical treatments, returned to their Tennessee farm and have been spending time visiting with Joey Feek's family and loved ones in Indiana. They have also canceled all of their Farmhouse Concerts that were scheduled for November and December.
Joey Feek's sisters and best friend planned the prayer vigil.
“In most emails, comments and conversations, everyone asks the same question to us … ‘what can we do to help?’ They sincerely want to do something. Anything,” Rory Feek explains. “There is something you can do … You can pray. You can pray my wife’s prayer with us.
“You can call it a prayer vigil, or a moment of silence, or what it actually is … a husband asking for help for the woman he loves,” Feek continues. “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.”
"That's an amazing thing, and I'll definitely be a part of that ...," says Randy Houser. "I think it's something that everybody should be involved in."
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