Thursday, April 9, 2009

Prayer For Hurting Families

Cherry Blossoms

Two families in our area have lost loved ones this week and my heart is going out to them.

A little boy in my middle son’s class lost his father over Spring break. He’s hurting, and so is my son--for him. I don’t know the family, or whether or not they know the Lord. But I’m praying for them.

Then, over the weekend, a father and his eight year old son went home to be with the Lord when their truck overturned in a creek. The father was a youth pastor. They left behind a hurting wife, and mom, and two older children, not to mention countless hurting friends and other family members. The funerals are today.

God doesn’t promise that we won’t have pain in this life, or grieve the loss of a loved one. But he does promise to be there for us. To comfort us, and walk with us.

Will you pray with me today for these families? Pray for comfort, for rest, and for God to surround them with with his loving arms. Pray that the message of this Easter will bring a new and real hope to those left behind.

Thank you Lord, for sending your son, for His gift of forgiveness, and for the assurance of New Life in Him. Thank you for the hope that we have of seeing our loved ones again in Heaven.

Help us to reach out to those hurting around us. Help us to be Your arms as we reflect Your love in our hugs. May those who are hurting without You find You this Easter. Reveal Yourself to them, comfort them and instill in them the Hope that Jesus bought with his Life.


Cheryl said...

I'll be praying for these 2 families.

What a beautiful prayer.

Cheryl said...

I'll be praying for these families.

What a beautiful prayer you wrote.