Casting Crowns Star Asks For Prayers After Cancer Diagnosis

Mark Hall, the leader singer of Christian worship band Casting Crowns, announced on the band’s Facebook page that he has what doctors believe to be kidney cancer.




“Hey Casting Crowns Family,” Hall wrote. “I would appreciate your prayers.


“Doctors found a solid mass in my right kidney about a week ago. They are 90% sure it’s cancer and they are going to remove the entire kidney next Wednesday, March 11th. They believe the cancer is contained in the kidney, which is also a great hope. They will know more once it is out and Pathology can see it.


“I’ll be in recovery for a month or a little longer because of the surgery. Please pray for healing and for God’s peace for my family.


Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall asks for prayers for his recovery and for his family after his cancer diagnosis.


He signed the post, “Praising Him in This Storm, Mark Hall.”


Immediately after the singer wrote the post, the hashtag #prayingforMark began trending on social media.


How the beloved Christian singer signed off his post is doubly touching because of the many hearts his music has touched and spirits it has lifted.


Here are the lyrics to Casting Crowns’ song, ‘Praise You In This Storm’. As you read them, lift Mark and his family up in prayer as they weather this storm while continuing to praise Him!


"Praise You In This Storm"

I was sure by now

God You would have reached down

And wiped our tears away

Stepped in and saved the day

But once again, I say "Amen", and it's still raining

As the thunder rolls

I barely hear Your whisper through the rain

"I'm with you"

And as Your mercy falls

I raise my hands and praise the God who gives

And takes away


And I'll praise You in this storm

And I will lift my hands

For You are who You are

No matter where I am

And every tear I've cried

You hold in Your hand

You never left my side

And though my heart is torn

I will praise You in this storm

I remember when

I stumbled in the wind

You heard my cry to you

And you raised me up again

My strength is almost gone

How can I carry on

If I can't find You

But as the thunder rolls

I barely hear You whisper through the rain

"I'm with you"

And as Your mercy falls

I raise my hands and praise the God who gives

And takes away


I lift my eyes unto the hills

Where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord

The Maker of Heaven and Earth




Here is a live preformance of "Praise You in the Storm"



Philippians 4:6


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