Brothers and sisters, pray for us.
When I open my Facebook page several weeks ago, I notice I have a private message. It is from a dear friend who writes, "Martha, just want you to know I've been thinking about you and praying for you this afternoon."
Wow! Praying for me? I am so deeply touched.
And, I let my friend know how much I appreciate her prayers. How blessed I am to have her in my life.
To have her praying for me when I haven't even asked.
Because, while many of us are eager to pray for others, we sometimes find it difficult to ask others to pray for us.
When we're hurting. When in the midst of trials and troubles.
When we need prayer the most . . .
Perhaps, you are one of those people. You go to God in prayer for help all by yourself.
Yet, there are clouds of witnesses, all your friends and family, who could be joining in praying with you. Lifting you up to the Lord in a mighty way.
Surrounding you with love. And, hope. And, comfort.
I will always remember a tragic time in my life. A time when I hurt more than ever before or since.
I know there are literally hundreds if not thousands praying for me.
I feel it. Strongly. Dynamically.
And, because of them, I survive the dark night of the soul.
Learn, up close and personal, the mighty power of prayer.
Will you ask someone to pray for you today?
Will you join me in this prayer?
Let us follow St. Paul's example, Father, and not hesitate to as others to pray for us when we need it. May we, too, remember before You in prayer all who need Your comfort, Your strength, and Your guidance. Amen.
Psalms 72 or 119:73-96
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28