Oh, my Father, in Heaven, hear this, my humble plea. It is no small
thing that troubles me, for my heart is heavy with the knowledge of
men's words that say . . . "It's only a matter of time."
Whether I be in Christ or not in Christ, this knowledge, who can bear
alone? I know there are my friends and family who share this burden, but
it only grieves me more to see them so troubled. For these, I wish only
happiness and health . . . all the days of their lives. But they grieve
Therefore, O Lord, I pray . . . first of all that, my prayers will be
heard. Secondly, I pray for mercy for any wrongs that I have committed
against thee or my fellow man . . . and thirdly, I pray for healing. Not
the mere healing of the body is what I ask for . . . but even more so,
the healing of the soul, the spirit and the mind. For when these things
work together they make me strong. If God be for me, and give me
strength, then who can stand against me?
Thus, my healing will be complete. Even so, I know that all men must
die, and in due time, I must render up this breath of life. Death comes
to all . . . but life comes but to a few. So then . . . let me love life
and let me live it to the fullest while I am able. For the fairness of
life is found in Christ and death reigns as king where Christ does not.
While I can speak . . . let me say words of joy, hope and
While I can touch . . . let me reach out to others in love and
And while I can see let me see God in my fellow man.
And while I can reason . . . let me pray . . . not only for myself
but for others . . . for these might return the blessing . . . when I
And while I can hear . . . let me hear wisdom and let me hear you.
Let me hear the voices of those that I love . . . and those I want yet
For this I pray . . . in Jesus name and for his name's sake.