Praying For You

by TerryLema

October 4

Praying for You!

Sometime Labor Day week I contracted COVID. I do not know where or from whom. I had been very careful, wearing masks in stores, getting vaccinated and trying to do all the right things.  Still, I came down with COVID, verified by a positive test on September 11 in the ER.

I had a difficult time, struggled (and am still struggling) with various symptoms, coughing, lower oxygen levels than normal and of course the biggie—fatigue.

The hardest, and the one I want to see gone first is the COVID brain fog. I have been trying to think about devotions.  I sit and stare at the blank screen and nothing seems to come. But I need to start somewhere, so I will start with what has meant the most to me during this month-long COVID fight.

 “Is anyone among you sick? He should call for the elders of the church, and they should pray over him after anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord.  The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will restore him to health….” [James 5-14-15a HCSB]

I did not call for the elders of the church. I am ashamed to say I was so sick, I failed to think about it,  but the elders of the church circled around me even without my call.

I am so thankful to those who have prayed for me (and are continuing to pray for my complete recovery). Every time I looked at my Facebook page and saw the posts, or got a text that said, “praying for you!” I was comforted. I felt too weak to pray for myself, but the assurance that others were carrying me in their prayers lifted my soul and spirit.

Thank you! THANK YOU! God has been gracious to me and because of your prayers I am on the road to recovery. And it is now my turn to pray for others. I do so with far greater determination knowing just how much “praying for you” can mean to those in need.

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