Wednesday, December 28, 2011
My Prayer for This Year
Dear God...before I go on asking for what I think I need next year, let me say Thank you for all the good that has happened to me this year. I want to thank you for the breath that I breathe and the heart that beats in me. This is your gift to me to show me purpose and that my life is not my own but is meant to be given to others. Thank you for my family that supports me in ways that no one else can. We have suffered much in the last few years but you have sustained us with the Love of the family unit. Thank you for my wife who shows that all things Can be done through Christ who strengthens us. Thank you for my daughter who also feel the effects of the recent life altering changes, bless her and help her to be the big sister that she is. Thank you for my son Lincoln. You have given him the gift of life and in 3 short years he has given so many people a reason to have hope and believe in a miracle. He is a very strong Lincoln-Batman and he fights for justice and a cure for all cancer in kids.Thank you also for our parents who are the next biggest support system with the countless blessing that they give to us, even giving what they don't have abundently. Most recently God, I thank you for the friends we have and the friends we continue to make all over the world throught technology and social media. Without this we would feel like we were the only ones in the world facing life as we know it. There is no telling how many people pray to you, for us and it lifts me up to see to it that I make praying for them a priority, whether they have cancer or are just having a bad day. Finally, Thank you for the hospital that is treating our son and many other children with all types of life threatening diseases.
This year I want to ask for only one thing. I'm not asking for anything less that a miracle seeing how you are God and I think you already know. I wish for children all over the world who are faced with life threatening diseases to feel as full of hope and blessing as we have. This is something I know we can all have at anytime as we journey for a cure and I know you can pour it out on us abundantly. We don't know why life is so short and we wonder why you would take a child's life from our family and leave it broken in peices, but you won't let us down on giving us comfort. You gave up your own child and He suffered and die too, but since that day you have given people a reason to believe that you Love us and have a purpose for us as we continue living.
If its not too much to ask, will you bring people together in unity to advances in the awareness, funding and research that is needed for the cure for cancer, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy and diabetes in children? We want to be a part of this together and can't rely on a few people or just our government to do this for us. We have a huge opportunity to add the the efforts but we don't always know how, but you can reveal to each of us our specific purpose in doing our part.
Will you also give great comfort to families greiving the loss of their children these past few years and show them that you are still God on the Throne of Heaven?
All these things I ask in the Name above all Names, your Son Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior.