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Friday, September 12, 2014

Pray for Families (Mourning Hearts)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Experiencing the passing of a loved one is always painful.  Even Jesus cried when his friend Lazarus died.  We want so badly to console those in grief, but words always fall short.

Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.  Matthew 5:4

The Lord needs us to be his hands, feet, voice, and presence.  We are his instruments in the world.  While He may pour out grace into a grieving heart to mend and heal it, we are called to be present to those who are grieving.  Words are optional.  However, praying with those in grief or letting them know you will pray for them and their loved one(s) can be a great comfort to the living. 

As you lovingly pray for families this week, please offer your prayers for the consolation and comfort of those who mourn.  Not just for those people you know, but all your brothers and sisters around the world experiencing or reliving a loss.  It is a beautiful spiritual work of mercy.  I pray that you be blessed as well! 

May Peace be something you leave with others,
May Love be a gift you always share,
and may your Joy overflow to all you meet
so that Christ will remain ever present in our world.
+ Janet

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