Thanks to Facebook and other social media, I have many friends around this planet we call Earth. Although I can rarely respond to every message I get, one of the practices I have is to pray for all those friends daily. My friends mean a lot to me; without them, I would be less human. My prayers for my friends grounds us all in the Love that God offers each day, as we awaken to the morning sun.
God enters into the pain of our world through the tears of his people; through these tears, we enrich God’s love for all who experience pain and loss in every age and land. Through prayer, God joins us eternally in our struggles, by offering a safe place for us to heal; this place is in His loving arms.
Prayers for our friends bring us closer to the Lord; the deeper we have to go with him, outwardly or inwardly, the more we are joined to our fellow beings, suffering through a land not prepared to accept His will.
In Isaiah, God reminds us, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.” We establish this bond with God every time we pray for our friends.
Will you pray for me today?