"Language, as well as the faculty of speech, was the immediate gift of God." ~ Noah Webster

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Time to Pray

I found this poem on a friend's blog...and decided I should post it as well.  Sometimes we are the ones that are weak; sometimes we are the ones stronger...in either case, we should know it's time to pray.
Pray One for Another

by Marianne Farningham

I cannot tell why there should come to me

A thought of someone miles and miles away,

In swift insistence on the memory—

Unless there be a need that I should pray.

Too hurried oft are we to spare a thought,

For days together, of some friend away;

Perhaps God does it for us, and we ought

To read His signal as a call to pray.

Perhaps, just then, my friend has fiercer fight,

Some overwhelming sorrow or decay

Of courage; darkness, some lost sense of right;

And so in case he needs my prayer, I pray.

Friend, do the same for me! If I unsought

Intrude upon you on some crowded day,

Give me a moment’s prayer, in passing thought;

Be very sure I need it; therefore pray.


  1. I've heard about doing that..praying for someone who comes across your mind. Never hurts to pray just in case! We are to be building each other up :)

  2. That's so true, Rachel! And we can always use more prayer! I like to pray whenever I hear a police, fire or ambulance siren, too. There just seems like certain times we can breathe a small but heartfelt prayer. Thanks for commenting!