Thank you for the prayers for my mother PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:56

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Yet, Lord my God, give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence…” (1Chronicles 6:19, the Holy Bible).


THANK YOU FOR THE PRAYERS FOR MY MOTHER: Since Sunday, April 15, 2018, my mother, Mrs. Salvacion Haber Lazo Mauricio, 84, from San Vicente-Santa Lucia-Vigan, Ilocos Sur, had to be confined in a hospital in the Metro Manila area, after a massive stroke hit her.

As this column was being written on April 17, 2018, she was still there, but her condition was turning for the worse almost every second.

In the face of this misfortune, I nevertheless have found a reason to thank God, in the Name of Jesus, for the immediate response from many countless friends, relatives, former school mates, fellow members of Rotary International, and from my colleagues at the Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ Church (or AND KNK, Simbahang Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo), for prayers for her.

Indeed, during moments of extreme necessity, it is heartwarming to know that many will launch into prayers, no questions asked, for those those who have asked for prayers because they, or their loved ones, are in perilous situations. I will not be able to mention each and everyone of these people here now, but God knows who they are, and it is He who is going to reward each and everyone of  them for praying for my mother.


THE POWER OF PRAYERS: Prayers can truly move mountains and, for some, can really transform molehills into mountains, for those who are seeking to know and to obey God through His Word, the Bible. The Bible, in James 5:16, says: “The prayer of a righteous man is both powerful and effective…”

Jesus, our God and Savior, in Matthew 7:7-11, proclaimed that those who wish to seek anything from Him must have to ask, knock, and seek. He said: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

“…`Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?

Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?  If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!...”


PRAYER IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY PROBLEM IN LIFE: Here is an additional reminder to everyone about the power of prayer: “Prayer is the answer to every problem in life. It puts us in tune with Divine Wisdom, which knows how to adjust everything perfectly. So often, we do not pray in certain situations because from our standpoint, the outlook is hopeless.

“But nothing is impossible with God. Nothing is so entangled it cannot be remedied. No human relationship is too strained to bring about reconciliation and understanding. No habit so deep-rooted that it cannot be overcome. No one is so weak that he cannot be strong. No one is so ill that he cannot be healed.

“No mind is so dull that it cannot be made brilliant.

Whatever we need if trust God, He will supply it. If anything is causing worry and anxiety, let us stop rehearsing the difficulty and trust God for love, healing and power.”


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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:59