Encouraging prayer for those with MECFS

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by monkeykat, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. monkeykat

    monkeykat Member

    I found this prayer today written by someone with ME-CFS and it really encouraged me so I thought it may encourage you as well...

    If my life was only simple, Lord,
    How happy I would be.
    No more spacing out my activities;
    Low energy would not hinder me.

    I'd help my friends and neighbors
    And do for others all the while.
    I'd exercise five times a week
    And do it with a smile.

    I'd shop until I drop,
    No more limited time on my feet.
    I'd walk all the way around our block.
    That would be a wonderful treat!

    Headaches, fatigue and nausea
    No more would weigh me down.
    I'd dance around joyfully,
    And never wear a frown.

    But, Lord, if my life was simple,
    I might forget to pray.
    I'd get caught up in the rat race
    That drives our culture each day.

    I want to stay close to You, Lord,
    No matter what it takes
    To keep me sitting at Your feet
    My stubborn will to break.

    I'd love to be well today, Lord,
    Could you microwave me until I'm done?
    I'm tired of being in this slow cooker,
    Most days it's just no fun.

    So, Lord, I pray for my attitude
    To glorify You each day,
    As You continue to refine me
    Each and every step of the way.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    Tammi has suffered with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (or "CFIDS") for almost fifteen years. When able, she enjoys swimming, cooking, sewing, writing and raveling. Tammi's passion is encouraging others with chronic illnesses to draw closer to Jesus Christ and find hope and strength in Him. Take a minute to visit her website at www.lordhelpmyhusband.com
  2. Buzybee

    Buzybee New Member

    Wonderful prayer!
  3. monkeykat

    monkeykat Member

    Hi sweetpotatoe & buzybee,
    Glad you both could relate and find encouragement in the poem. Sometimes it's just nice to know that we are not the only human dealing with the same losses, frustrations, and difficulties.


    Thanks for your prayers, sweetpotatoe. That is kind of you. I will pray for you as well today!!! We all need prayer don't we???

    God bless, Monkeykat