The Importance of Prayer

They went to the hospital before dawn, excited and in love.
He cared for her while she labored.
Just before dusk our granddaughter was born.
We rejoiced, greatly.

But in another room, only a floor away,
A 19 year old man lay, dying.
His story spilled out of his uncle’s heart
As we rode the elevator together.

Life begins and ends in the same place.
How we pray in between makes all the difference.

One thought on “The Importance of Prayer

  1. Oh so true! I walked away from our last trip to Africa with the thought branded in my heart, “Life and death are so close here.” I had the honor of holding a 4 day old Abigail Hope as she stepped in to Jesus’ arms and I will never be the same.

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