Oh my Lord,

this one hurts!  You waited so long before bringing Marsha to Mike.  They love each other.  And now he gets a diagnosis of Bulbar ALS!  How frightening this must be for both of them!  I know currently we know of no cure for ALS. I know there are many medications needing clinical trials. If it be your will, Lord, please inspire chemical engineers with the proper combination to halt the degeneration. I also know that you can do all things.

Majestic Maker,

I pray that you will shower Mike and Marsha with your grace.  Remind them that they do have time left together.  Let them spend time memorizing each other’s faces, especially their smiles.  Grant them peace. Grant them happiness.  Grant them many good days in this time Mike has left.  Help them to remember that time spent focused on loss and sadness takes time away from the overall time they have together and therefore really isn’t helpful.

Help them to consider the lilies of the field, knowing that you take care of these lovely flowers.  Remind them that they also are your creations and you will care for them, too.  Grant them Christ’s peace, which surpasses all understanding.  Keep their hearts and minds on you and on each other.

I pray in Jesus’ name,



To God be the glory!

Melissa Pazen © 2013

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