Father, I have a problem. It's weighing heavy on me. It's all I can think about, night and day. Before I bring it to you in prayer. I suppose I should pray for those who are less fortunate than me. Those in this world who have hardly enough food for this day, and for those who don't have a roof over their heads at night.
I also pray for families who have lost loved ones in sudden
death, for parents whose children have leukemia, for the many people who are
dying of brain tumors, for the hundreds of thousands who are laid waste with
other terrible cancers, for people whose bodies have been suddenly shattered in
car wrecks, for those who are lying in the hospital with agonizing burns over
their bodies, whose faces have been burned beyond recognition.
for people with emphysema, whose eyes fill with terror as they struggle for
every breath merely to live, for those who are tormented beyond words by
irrational fears, for the elderly who are wracked with the pains of aging.
I pray for people who are watching their loved ones fade before their
eyes through the grief of Alzheimer's disease, for the many thousands who are
suffering the agony of AIDS, for those who are in such despair they are thinking
of suicide, for people who are tormented by the demons of alcoholism and drug
I pray for children who have been abandoned by their parents,
for those who are sexually abused, for wives held in quiet despair, beaten and
abused by cruel and drunken husbands, for people whose minds have been destroyed
by mental disorders, for those who have lost everything in floods, tornadoes,
hurricanes, and earthquakes.
I pray for the blind, who never see the
faces of the ones they love, or the beauty of a sunrise, for those whose bodies
are horribly deformed by painful arthritis, for the many whose lives will be
taken from them today by murderers, for those wasting away on their death beds.
Most of all, I cry out for the millions who don't know the forgiveness
that is in Jesus Christ... for those who in a moment of time will be swept into
eternity without experincing the saving power of Jesus by the cold hand of
death. Oh God, I pray for them.
Strange.... I can't seem to remember
what my problem was.
In Jesus' name I pray. Amen!