I am only one but I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and with the help of God, I will do.
from a prayer card
TERRIFIC 2's Tuesday / Doing what we can and praying
We may feel we are just an ordinary one, but in God's eyes we are an extraordinary special one. It is good to know that we cannot do everything. There are some who think they can and they mistakenly believe that everything will grind to a halt without their efforts. It rarely does and the show does and will go on. But the something we can do well no matter how small is of huge value and will always make a difference.
So rather than not do it or leave it to someone else, it is always worth the effort. So why not ask God for the help to do what we can do best today.
The words above came from one of the devotionals that I read every day. Another article I read recently said that a survey had been done on some seriously ill patients. From this group several were selected randomly for special treatment. The special treatment was prayer. Selected people around the country were asked to pray for each of these patients. Their conditions were described in detail. The people praying were to focus their prayers toward beneficial healing and quick recovery. The remaining patients were given the usual medical care without prayer.
Ten months later, the results revealed a startling conclusion. The patients who were prayed for experienced markedly fewer incidences of related infections and mortality than did the other patients not prayed for. It's important to note that the patients selected for prayer did not even know they were being prayed for. And the people praying had never met the patients for whom they were asking Divine help. To them they were just names. And yet, their prayers worked!
If prayer can accomplish so much at a distance, what might happen in our lives if we were to pray for those close at hand?
When you feel the tension mounting,
And across the busy day,
Only gloom clouds are drifting
As you start to worry - pray!
Every day in some way I am praying. I hope that the something I can do will be beneficial. I do know that the power of prayer is a wonderful thing.
Better to do the something I can do than not to have done anything at all.
That's my 2 for this Tuesday! DO something, pray
I hope you all have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!