Thursday, June 05, 2008

This Boy's Request...

When I was a boy, a very kindly nun taught me something. She told me that we could ask people to pray for something, even if we didn't want to say out loud what it was. She called it a "Special Intention" and that when we asked people to pray for that Special Intention, God would know what it was.

Most people who know me, whether through this blog or in my life know that I haven't completely surrendered my boyhood. And it's that part of me that's going to ask a favor. A friend of mine is having some trouble at the time being. She's someone who will never truly understand how she has come to brighten many a day in my life, and that's ok. I know it.

As I grew from boy to man, I sometimes questioned God's wisdom, His decisions, His way of doing things. But recently, thanks to two other very good friends, I've found my way back to the relationship I had with God when I was a boy. I know that He will make this situation right, but as the nun told me, He might have to be reminded of the importance of this intention through the power of many sincere prayers offered on behalf of that intention.

I have an immense respect for this woman, and part of that is the respect of her privacy, which makes this request one for a "Special Intention." Please take a moment when you have one, and add your prayer for this request. The world needs her goodness for a long time to come, and I know this will be right in the end, with the help of those prayers. So please, I'd really appreciate it.

I want my friend to be ok.

21 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:16 AM

    Jimmy,

    Prayers have been said for your friend and I've asked angels to flock to her side and surround her. I will continue to hold her in the white light of God's love. Bless you for your love of your friends, the world needs more people like you my friend. I'm also praying for Pop and your family.
    Melissa
    Lissamom2@aol.com

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  2. Anonymous2:58 AM

    Your friend will be in my thoughts and prayers today. I am sorry she is not in a "Good" place in her life now. Life is throwing us so many different challenges these days, It is not a wonder, that she is out of sorts. I am glad she has a friend such as yourself. Everyone needs at least one person who loves and cares about them. I t can make all the difference in the world. You are a great friend.

    Tia

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  3. Anonymous8:00 AM

    Jimmy, I will be sure to say a special intention prayer for your friend! I hope things are allright with her. Linda

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  4. Anonymous9:11 AM

    Praying for your friend, you, for all of us...we could all use special intentions.
    xoxo ~Myra

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  5. I'm keeping your friend in my prayers on the smoke hon. God knows I've had some recent events lately to truly understand not being in a good place...(Hugs) Indigo

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  6. Jimmy I'm praying for your friend and wil be praying what we call as "unspoken prayer". I'm praying for you as well as you do your best to be a friend to her.

    God is big and awesome.

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  7. I've asked so many family and friends and strangers for prayers in my behalf lately, so I'd be happy to say a prayer for your friend. I hope she feels better and that all is well for her. :)

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  8. There is power in prayer and God knows the intention of my prayer.

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  9. I said a prayer for her...& will continue through out the day. I will include you & your family in my prayers.
    ~Peace
    Marie

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  10. You got it pal. And so does she. Let us know how she is when you can.

    Nance

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  11. Anonymous6:34 PM

    you got it my friend 10 fold
    hugs
    d

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  12. PS

    Please, never surrender your boyhood.

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  13. Always willing to oblige you. :o)

    Let me know if things get better.

    Oh, and I'm back lol

    ~Lily

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  14. Consider it done. Much light and love to your friend. ...and a special request of God to watch over her.

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  15. Anonymous10:52 PM

    The power of prayer is a beautiful thing... The power of friends is inexplicable. Yours are very fortunate to have you on their side.

    ::prayers of peace::

    Michelle

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  16. Most definitely!
    I hope everything turns out right for your friend. It does seem that there is a lot going on out there, I hope that all of us can think of others when they are in need.
    That's what friends are for, right?

    Take Care,
    Michele

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  17. I'm saying prayers for your friend Jimmy. May she find peace of mind. I'm glad she has a friend like you.

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  18. I will pray for her.

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  19. Anonymous9:48 AM

    you got it, and for your family. ly cass

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