I saw this verse from 1 Timothy, chapter 2, on a dear friend of mine's Facebook page. And, I thought I would make it the focus of my blog today.
Prayer and thankfulness are of the utmost importance in my life. I try to be vigilant about them both. However, there are times when I know I fall very short. Actually, if I am honest, I probably fall short more often than not. I guess that is the human way of it. My intentions and hopes are usually much better and more ideal than my actions.
One of the reasons I chose to write this particular post at this particular time is because of my recent illness. I know that there were some people out there praying for me and checking in on me via Facebook. I appreciated it more than they know. And, it got me to thinking about how much prayer and little kindnesses for others mean to people.
There were also some people who either didn't pray for me or didn't let me know that they were and didn't check in on me, even on Facebook, that I was hoping would. And, it made me sad. Yet, I thought about how many posts go by on my timeline each day and how easy it is to miss a post. I also know that there are so many people on my Facebook page and in my life who needs prayers every day that I don't check in on or tell them that I am praying for them. So, in the end, I understood. I can't judge, especially since I don't always do what I was hoping for either.
I do want to thank all those people who checked in on me in one way or another and who prayed for me while I was ill. I deeply appreciate it. Also, if you know of anyone going through a difficult time, needing prayer, or for whom you are thankful; consider checking in on them, letting him or her know that you care, praying for them, and giving thanks for them. I know, from experience, that it is very appreciated and means so much.
Thank you. And, if you need any prayers, please feel free to contact me or let me know in the comments. I will do my best to try to pray for every person and keep every prayer request in mind. Thank you. God bless.