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  • Writer's pictureLori Pearson

Response to Indifference Thoughts and Prayers

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers but forgive me if I don’t acknowledge you because they are falling on deaf ears. You see the pain I am feeling now doesn’t allow me to hear what you are thinking or even your unheard prayers. The horror of my experience has knocked me down to my knees. I can barely breathe. My prayers to my Father are so loud I am crying for His help in the midst of my tears. I can’t hear you or feel you if you are distant and not near me to hold me, and comfort me through my fears and tears.

Are you sure there isn’t more you can do, to be here for me like I would be there for you? In this life we are all connected and what happens to me can also happen to you; don’t ever forget that fact. There but for the grace of God goes me or you. So when you think of me, think of you, and yours; what if this happened to you or yours? Will my thoughts and prayers satisfy you? At a moment in time when your need is great will you like a helping hand to be in your presence or to give you a hug, some love or to just sit near you in silence?

Thoughts and prayers are an easy way out to stand at a distance while hurting people cry out. Sharing your time and presence is what caring is all about. It is loving your neighbor as yourself. That is what caring is all about.

God Bless you as you sort out what living a life that loving others is all about. Love is sacrificial, isn't that what Jesus said His disciples should be about? Loving our family, neighbors, and enemies as ourselves. Lord help me to love others with more than thoughts and prayers and as I would love myself.

“Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others’ joy], and weep with those who weep [sharing others’ grief]”. Romans 12:15 AMP

Brotherly Love - Hebrews 13:1-3

Continue in brotherly love. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those in prison as if you were bound with them, and those who are mistreated as if you were suffering with them.

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