A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Prayer Lists

We all have lists. Christmas card lists, birthday lists, to do lists, grocery lists...but the list that is so meaningful is the prayer list. People say, "I'll put you on my prayer list." Churches have prayer lists. As we age...our prayer lists can grow longer. How do we remember everyone? Joe said that he asked a Priest how he remembered everyone he was to pray for. The Priest said, in so many words...God knows who is on your list...just pray for everyone on your list.

We pray for the sick...we pray for our military and our leaders and community, we pray for the elderly, our families, we pray for miracles and last but not least the dying.

So many people are affected by Cancer. It seems that there is always someone on my list that is suffering from this scourge. There is one special person who tried  all the "new advances in medicine" followed Drs. order to the T, dealt with the many setbacks, watched her family suffer along with her, kept a stiff upper lip when people were around, enjoyed life as best she could, kept her gardens weeded,  and prayed. 
She is losing the battle and her family is gathering. She is losing her life here, but has Heaven to look forward to. I like this quote... “From now on I will live in a state of joyous expectation.”  The way she has handled all the ups and downs of this disease...I think that she will do just that. 
We are all on a journey. It’s part of my journey these days to know that my name will one day be on that list,  people will love and pray for me. For now, I will keep that list of mine and still  pray for miracles.
Balisha 

4 comments:

Judy said...

Right now--I only have 2 on my written prayer list, but of course, everyday we pray for family and friends. I realized Sunday, that right now, I don't know anyone who has cancer or is dying. This is amazing because the last few years, it seemed that so many were fighting the good fight--the last fight. Your friend sounds like she is wringing every last ounce of happiness out of her earthy life--what a reward she is going to have. How wonderful to close our eyes in sleep and when we awake, we see Jesus--in the flesh--real!

Blondie's Journal said...

My list is long, too. Not only must we pray for the victims of this monstrous disease, but the family and friends they will leave behind.

XO,
Jane

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Balisha,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and thank you for sharing this lovely person's incredible outlook and hope. I think of you so often and know these losses have hit all too close to home for you. May you have peace and I know you give such joy and encouragement to so many often. You are a special person!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, you hit home. I have a long prayer time in the morning before my feet hit the floor and at night until fall asleep.
Seems it goes on and on.
For myself, health and wisdom I request. For my children and grandchildren and each of their needs and then on to special ones knowing what they battle and then for those in this quiet time
the Lord brings to mind. Many times not knowing what they battle.
How can anyone make it in this life without prayer time...