I often have lower back pain, and it is sometimes too painful for me to move or even go to the bathroom by myself. However, I am very grateful that the daily Johrei relieves me from the pain in two or three days.
I love running and walking. In 2008, I applied for 'Tokyo Marathon" held in February. It was extremely competitive that only 30,000 out of 156,000 applicants would be chosen by lottery, with a probability of 20 percent. I prayed to Meishu-sama and won the right to participate in the marathon.
Right before the marathon, I was training enthusiastically, but then I suddenly experienced such a lower back pain that I had never had before. It was really painful that made me think to give up going to Tokyo. I had never missed daily Johrei since my entry, so I started receiving Johrei several times a day. As I received Johrei very well and never missed praying every day, my physical condition got better two weeks before the marathon, and the pain subsided enough for me to run on the day. As I prayed to Meishu-sama while running, I run just the way I wanted and completed the race in anticipated time. I am thankful for the great blessing.
To repay the blessing, I missionize with brochures by my bicycle. On August 31st, I went to Shiga Prefecture to participate in 'Lake Biwa Marathon' and also to see my former teacher. He looked thinner and unwell after a long time. I asked him with worry, and he said that he had symptoms of angina pectoris. He got tired unless he took time to lay down in a day. Hearing that he always took medicine, I could not stop mediating Johrei to him even just for a few minutes.
In June 2008 when I was working for a fusuma mounter, I had a two-centimeters cut on the back of my left hand with a saw. The wound split open wide, so I immediately did Johrei by myself. If my blood stained the materials, I would miss the delivery date and trouble the customers. Nevertheless, by the grace of Johrei, I did not bleed at all, so I could continue working without pain. I thanked Meishu-sama for the blessing of not to cause trouble for customers.