One of the most important things we do for each other, is pray. When I get to pray for something meaningful for you we are connected in a very special spiritual way. God is right in the middle of our thinking about each other. Then we get to share what God is doing in response. Has healing occurred? A growth in patience or love? Has God changed the situation or has God changed us in response to the situation?
It is especially meaningful when the prayer goes both directions. I pray for you and you pray for me. Mutual care is the very best kind!
I keep a prayer book of the requests that are written on Sundays. Each morning I pray through that list. It is one of the most significant parts of my day.
I would like to ask that you pray for my father-in-law John Sr. He is at the stage in his Parkinson's that the dementia interferes with almost every part of his daily life. The prayer that I pray most nowadays is for him to experience peace. Peace that passes understanding would be a wonderful gift. Sometimes he has that for brief moments and that makes me very happy. Other times he is so frustrated and depressed, which is 100% understandable.
I already feel better knowing that some of you will take up this prayer request and send it to God in your own words. Thank you!
Let us continue to pray for each other every day. The Holy Spirit will deepen our relationship to God and to each other through this gift of prayer.
Love and Prayers,