Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My help comes from the Lord, maker of Heaven and Earth...

Bearing one another's burdens is such a mystery. Feeling the weight of another person's anguish. Another person's searching. Someone else's diseased body. Someone else's hope for their future. Someone else's troubled marriage. Someone else's sick child. Someone else's broken trust.

"I am praying for you."

But am I praying as I ought? Of all my inadequacies, Lord, please help me to be faithful in THIS. So often my intellect fails me. Can I call this prayer? They are formless. Wordless. A gripping awareness of their need and my deepest longing for God to do something. Because I love them so dearly. And because I know He is able.

I know that You are able.

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