People everywhere are in some type of pain, going through some type of challenge and don’t see any relief in sight. This sends people into a state of panic, fear, and dread because there seems to be a dead-end ahead with nowhere to turn. When everything seems to be under attack, it’s hard to see any hint of light at the end of the tunnel.
If someone asks you to keep them or their family in your prayers, do you? For well over a decade I’ve kept a prayer list with the names of individuals or groups of people affected by some type of life or death challenging circumstance. Many requests are from people I know personally and then there are others I’ve never met. Sometimes, there is no need for them to ask about praying for them because I already started. I may not know exactly what they may need, but it doesn’t matter and will not hurt for me to intercede in prayer that their needs will be met.
I don’t care what your ethnicity is, what your economic, educational, or political beliefs may be, we are on this planet together and my prayer is for greater love, unity, justice, compassion, and the pursuit of happiness for all of us, although it seems impossible at times. I echo the words John Donne included in his poem: “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”
Be encouraged, then be an encourager! Thank you for keeping me in your prayers too! 🙂