I'm Praying for You

I Corinthians 1:3
Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

As I put my key in the lock of the office door, I heard it. It so surprised me that I just stood there motionless enjoying the sound. The birds were singing! It’s a song we haven’t heard for a long time here in Pennsylvania and it’s a welcome sign that spring is on the way. What a refreshing change after these last few months of cold, snow, and ice!

There have been a lot of changes in my life in recent months. In the last six months alone my son gave us a delightful new daughter-in-law, and my daughter and her husband presented us with a precious little granddaughter. A new counselor has come to our staff and another one will join us in a few weeks. Although I’ve had to say good-bye to a faithful co-worker of ten years, I am blessed to welcome a new secretary. These are positive changes, and things are really going quite smoothly right now, but I know that won’t always be the case. And I know that at this very moment many of you are struggling with difficult changes in your life--changes you didn’t ask for and certainly don’t want.

I’m concerned about you, our readers. We have quite a few readers in Alabama and Arkansas, Florida and Georgia where there have been severe storms. Others are in the north where snow and ice have created havoc in your lives and schedules. Some of you, I know, are dealing with the loss of a job, an illness, an accident, or the death of a loved one. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face these changes. If you’d care to send me an email prayer request, I’d be happy to pray specifically for your need. Just send it using our contact form.

Father, be gracious to my friends, even those whom I’ve never actually met, who are going through difficult times. Be their strength, their comfort and their peace. Supply their every need and help them to see Your hand at work on their behalf.

By Ann Shorb
©Copyright Ann Shorb, 2006

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