I have a dear friend who sent me a text this morning. His wife had surgery on monday. I asked him how she was and he said the surgery went well but that she was sore. I told him that i was still praying for her. He said that he just wasn't sleeping well because he was so worried about her. He said this is the way it has been for his whole life. Always worried about her.
I told him that i am praying for her and that so are so many other people. That to let go of the fear. Allow the power of prayer to work. Anything is possible with faith.
It took me back to the time when my mom passed away and so many people were praying for me. In one moment i went from having a family to being thrown to the winds and not really having a place (or so I thought). My mom was only 61 when she died. It shook me to my soul and I thought i would never find my way back. I had taken care of her for as long as i can remember and now i had no one to care for. I moved in with my sweet loving Tim.. but it wasn't the same as having a family.
I fell into a depression and just seemed lost. I had people forming prayer circles and then it was like suddenly a fog had lifted from my heart and my soul. I started to feel better. In time i was able to smile at the memories of mom and not just break down and cry.
Sure there are times when i still shed tears.. like last week when i found the last Christmas card she gave me, but it was tears with a smile on my face.
I really believe that the prayers of those beloved kindred spirits all around me are what helped lift me from the despair that i was in. Prayers are an amazing gift. For that moment we focus our hearts, our minds , our souls totally on another person. lifting them up to God as we know him/her and we ask for help or healing or forgiveness or blessings. We humble ourselves in saying i can't do this myself so i need your help oh Lord. In those moments of just being we are giving one of the most precious gifts.
Today i offer the gift of prayer for everyone. I am sending up a prayer for all intentions and I know in my heart and soul that heaven is listening.