Lord, I Have A Problem

Come unto Me, all ye        
that labor and are        
heavy laden,and I        
will give you rest.       
Matthew 11:28       

Father, I have a problem.
It's weighing so heavily on me, it's all
I can think about, night and day.

Before I bring it to you in prayer,
I suppose I should pray for those
who are less fortunate than me----

Those in this world who have
hardly enough food for this day,
and for those who don't have
a roof over their heads at night.

I also pray for families who have
lost loved ones in sudden death;
for those poor parents whose
children are dying from leukemia;
for the many people who are dying
with brain tumors; for the hundreds
of thousands who are laid waste
with other terrible cancers.

For people whose bodies have been
suddenly shattered in car wrecks;
for those who are lying in the
hospital with agonizing burns all
over their bodies, whose faces have
been burned beyond recognition.

I pray for people with emphysema,
whose eyes fill with terror as
they struggle for every breath
merely to live; for those who are
tormented beyond words by irrational
fears; for the elderly who are wracked
with the pains of aging, whose only
"escape" is in death.

I pray for people who are watching
their loved ones fade before their
eyes through the grief of Alzheimer's
disease; for the many thousands who
are suffering the agony of AIDS;
for those who are in such despair
they are about to commit suicide;
for people who are tormented by the
demons of alcoholism and drug addiction.

I pray for children who have been
abandoned by their parents, and
for those who are sexually abused;
for wives held in quiet despair,
beaten and abused by cruel and
drunken husbands; for people whose
minds have been destroyed by mental
disorders; for those who have lost
everything in floods, tornadoes,
hurricanes, fires, and earthquakes.

I pray for the blind, who never see
the faces of the ones they love,
or the beauty of a sunrise;
for those whose bodies are horribly
deformed by painful arthritis;
for the many whose lives will be taken
from them today by murderers;
for those who are wasting away
on their death beds.

Most of all, I cry out for the millions
of people who don't know the forgiveness
that is in Jesus Christ......
for those who in a moment of time
will be swept into Hell by the cold
hand of death, and find to their utter
horror the unspeakable vengeance of
eternal fire. They will be eternally
damned to everlasting punishment.
Oh God, I pray for them.

That's strange, Lord ..........
I can't seem to remember
what my problem was!
In Jesus' name I pray...Amen!
~author unknown~

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