Several weeks ago, a friend at a distance had a family member critically injured by a burglar. I had spent a lot of time praying for this young father, who for no apparent reason suddenly found himself at death's door.
These two events were tied in my mind and heart, for I had no strength to pray for my own healing, and in my feverish delirium, I was so concerned that I had no strength to pray for this young victim of violence either. I had nothing to give to any of my loved ones, no prayer to offer and no strength to kneel and pray.
Herald the Word! David's song saves me again, and teaches me not to fear. How important it is to pray for others who suffer! How much good it does, especially when done in a group. Nothing more powerful than a group of believers who love the Lord and join in prayer! Hopefully, someone prays for me, but if not, I will practice daily to "set the Lord continually before me," so that at those times when I become weak, ill, downtrodden, and unable to focus on His Glory, I will know in my heart, without a doubt, that "HE IS AT MY RIGHT HAND," and rest easy, for "I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN!"
7 I will bless the Lord who has counseled me;
Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.
8 I have set the Lord continually before me;
Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will dwell securely.
10 For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol;
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
11 You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.