For this week, we are offering prayer to all who are in need of a comforting word. In need of understanding, in need of hope and love. In need of acceptance, those in need of reclaiming their dignity, either from illness or situation that have robbed it from them.
Those who are need of a kind smile, a friendly hello. For all who need a shoulder to cry on, or a shoulder that can take the weight of their difficulties from them. For all who are sick, who are infirmed or home bound, who are in need of a patient ear and an open heart. For the elderly, who need to know they are not all alone in this world.
For those who are dying, that their passing between this world and the next, brings them peace. For the families who care for the sick, the elderly and the dying, who only need to hear a few words, so that, they may stand brave in the face of difficult times.
For all the children who suffer, through no choice of their own, who need someone to love them, and care for them.
For these things, are you willing to be that person who is comforting, listening, compassionate, willing to give love, respect people’s dignity. Are you willing to be one who extends a hand to steady another, are you one who is willing to open your heart for others?
As you think about this today always remember, Jesus did these things for us. As Christians, we should be willing to do the same for others.
Pastor Lisa Chachula