Sunday, January 11, 2009

My brother Mike sent this to me. It is so true.

Hi, God,

It is just me again.
You know I have this group of people
that I need you to take care of and watch over.
They are not from my town,
and most are not even in
the same state/province, in fact there are some
that live in a different country.
They are scattered all over the world.
I met them on the Internet.
We send emails to each other,
we chat, and some I have even
spoken to on the phone,
but most of them,
we will never meet face to face ...
however, there are a few that I have been lucky
enough to share a real hug with ...
And, even Love.

It does not matter if we have met or not,
these people are a part of my life.
There is so much going on in the world,
and it scares me.
You see I care about these people
that I have met,
and, God, that is why I am asking you
to please watch over
them and protect them.
I would never have
imagined that I could care for
and even Love someone
that I have only met online.
The truth is, loving and truly caring about a person begins in the heart,
and it stays inside of the heart.
I ask you, God, to give these people
happiness and peace, please take care of them,
and guide them.

Through the Internet I have been so fortunate
to have found them from all over the world.
I have learned that although some of us
have different beliefs and we live differently,
we are so much alike,
all hoping for the same things in life,
true happiness.

Please, Lord, bless each one
of these people who have touched my life
in one way or another.
Forgive those, God, that have hurt others,
help them learn the
true meaning of Love and Friendship.
I know that each person that I have met
through the Internet
has been placed in my path for a reason,
so I ask you once again God,
protect them,
guide them,
keep them safe,
love them and
bless them
throughout their
lives.
Amen.

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9 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

The prayer is nice. I wonder where he gets these things at?

Kathleen said...

So True!
God Bless You and Abe!

Twisted Fencepost said...

What a sweet gesture coming from a sweet lady!!

Reader Wil said...

This is very beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I feel the same!

Winifred said...

Thank you for posting this Patti.

It's very moving and expresses exactly how I feel about the friends I've met over the last few months.

CINDY BUCKLEY said...

This is so very true. About 15 years ago I discovered I had a problem with my immune system which caused me to have frequent miscarriages, I felt so alone - like no one else had any idea of what I was going through. I found a group of women on the internet who all had the same problem that I did. Over the years, we've gone from supporting each other with our health issues, to being BEST friends. I couldn't get through a day without my internet buddies!

Raymonty said...

Thank you for sharing your soul with us here in cyberspace. I am sure that there are people here on the Internet that can use your motherly advice; you and Mr. Lincoln are helping a lot of people here on the Internet.

Renie Burghardt said...

What a beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing it, dear Internet friend.

Hugs and blessings,

Renie

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ Thanks for sharing that lovely prayer with us. Your brother comes up with some good ones.
I am glad you enjoyed the post and Prime Minister Rudd joke. Take great care, my friend, Love, Merle.