Thursday, July 23, 2009

Reflections

Why is when some one is ill, hurt or not doing so well do people want prayer? They tell you the bad news and ask you to pray. I know there is nothing wrong with that request, but I always have the doubt. I dutifully as a Christian take a moment and say a prayer for that loved one. I tell them that I will keep that person in my thoughts and prayers. But what do words really do? We are only mere mortals. We cannot perform miracles.
I say all this because a friend's grandmother is ill and today she posted that Hospice has been called. I know it cannot be just because I had doubt. I feel that it was time. God is now calling her home. We should be happy for her. We should be happy that she will live eternally. I know that my friend is sad. She needs God now. I hope she can see that.

2 comments:

We 2 B's said...

You know I was totally thinking about this the other day. With the whole facebook thing. People post things and I feel like I should tell them something and "I will pray for you" is the comment you tell someone when something is going bad. I do pray for these people and it's not like I'm lying. It's just really I can only do so much. God still has a plan and sometimes His plan doesn't match my prayer request. It doesn't mean that I shouldn't pray, it just means that God's plan is bigger than my alone. It's a hard thing to deal with and at this point offering prayer is probably still the best thing to do. It's just complicated sometimes. Thanks for the reflection.

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the encouragement. It's good to know that I'm not the only one who feels that way. I think that alot of people get the wrong idea when asking everyone to pray and then bad things happen. They blame God and don't understand that the bad happened, whatever it may be. I just wonder what they're expecting from the prayers. In times like that I think I need to pray for them all.