It would be amazing to know the number of prayers made in my behalf, and even more surprising some who prayed them during my recent weeks of illness and other difficulties. According to Jesus’ Intercessory prayer in the seventeenth chapter of John’s gospel, Jesus prayed for me. He said, He wasn’t praying only for those who were God’s children, but He prayed for those who would become believers. That included me!
Then in the book of James we have this promise: and the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick. Some may be thinking: “I prayed for my loved one and she died.” We are always to pray according to God’s will, and it is true that some people we pray for will die.
James 5: 15-17 “And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
My being one who was spared, gives me a great sense of responsibility. Though one hundred years of age, I believe God has more work for me to complete, and through His refining is endeavoring to make my life more like that of Jesus.
Heavenly Father, thanks for Your patience during the process of making my weak and sinful life more like that of Jesus. And I want to thank You for answering prayers of those who prayed for me while sick, and for those who continue to pray for me and my family each day. And my life could not enjoy contentment outside of Christ; so in His precious name I thank You for each blessing. Amen.