Thoughts & Prayers #55

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth Psalms 145:18ESV

It’s been another one of those weeks when it seems like every time the phone rang it was with news of the death of someone who has been a part of my journey throughout this life. It’s always interesting to me that death makes me think more in depth about life. I’ve been thinking about how whenever something tragic happens in a person’s life the people around them will say that they’re in their thoughts and prayers. I often wonder if the sentence “you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers” is something that has become commonplace to say, because we don’t know exactly what to say when tragedy arises in the lives of those around us. I question if people really pray for me when they’ve said those words to me.

“You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers” was a statement that I heard a lot when my daddy died, even then I remember thinking to myself “yeah right you’re just saying that, you’re not really going to pray for me.” I only have a handful of people in my life who I truly feel keep me in their thoughts and prayers no matter what. I am honestly guilty of saying those words to people because I just didn’t know what else to say and I honestly planned on saying a word of prayer for them but simply forgot. It was never because I didn’t mean it or because I didn’t care about what was going on in the life of the person that I said it to, it was simply because I forgot to place them in my prayers. That probably seems awful of me, but I’m human and I forget things sometimes.

These days I’ve gotten in the practice of whispering a word or two of prayer as soon as I tell someone that they will be in my thoughts and prayers, because the older I get, the more I believe in and understand the importance of prayer. I feel like it’s a statement that shouldn’t be thrown around as often as it is simply because you don’t know what’s best to say in certain situations. I guess maybe I am just not one hundred percent trusting of people to do what they say they are going to do, but I would prefer that people not tell me what they think I need to hear in the moment if they aren’t truly going to keep me in their thoughts and pray for me. I hope that I am wrong the next time someone tells me I’ll be in their thoughts and prayers and I think to myself sarcastically “yeah sure you will” because it’s a blessing to have people think enough of you to say a pray for you.

That’s just my perspective!💜

14 thoughts on “Thoughts & Prayers #55

  1. lporter18 November 15, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    I agree. I believe those words are just common place like good morning or God bless you. It’s just the right thing to do. Awesome thoughts!

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    • Zena T. November 16, 2018 / 8:38 am

      Latisha, thank you for your comment and for taking a moment to read my blog.💜

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  2. John Wallace November 16, 2018 / 7:43 am

    Indeed Z, just keep being you!

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    • Zena T. November 16, 2018 / 8:36 am

      Thank you for taking a moment to read it.💜😘

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  3. Queen November 16, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    I really enjoy your blogs. This one was very personal to me. I had a very spiritual relationship with Tamara. I am glad God allowed us to have several Bible Studies together this year.
    Linnie and I was classmates. She was also my boss for 12 years at WYBH where I worked part time. I can honestly say I have prayed for their families all this week. It is also a good thing when you stated you try and do thay immediately after you tell someone that. Much love and God’s blessings always.

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    • Zena T. November 16, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you for always supporting my blog Queen, it means a lot to me. You have my condolences, Linnie and Tamara were a part of my 8th, Lee Ave. and 9th Street family and they both will always have a special place in my heart. I hope that you continue to pray for their families. Love & Hugs to you!💜

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  4. Neha November 18, 2018 / 6:50 am

    It’s a beautiful article my friend..
    God has her own way to reciprocate to our prayers .. and that turns out to be worth the wait ..

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    • Zena T. November 18, 2018 / 8:53 am

      Thank you!💜

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  5. thiscurviyogi November 21, 2018 / 11:18 am

    This is so true! I try to write it down stret I say this to people and do it when I get home. But as you stated, there are still times I forget. I truly do try to keep them in my thoughts and prayers. It’s still a very cliche saying so I can totally relate to your perspective!

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    • Zena T. November 21, 2018 / 1:04 pm

      Thank you for taking a moment to read my blog. I really appreciate your comment.💜

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  6. ordinarilyextraordinarymom November 26, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    I am just like you. If I say I am praying for you, I say the prayer right away. I do NOT want to forget because prayer definitely changes things. A few short words make it to God just as easily as long soul-wrenching prayers. The world needs both from all of us depending on the circumstances.

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    • Zena T. November 26, 2018 / 4:04 pm

      You are absolutely right, prayer definitely changes things and the world is in dire need of more people who believe in the power of prayer. Thank you so much for taking a moment to read my blog.💜

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  7. stephaniemgammon November 28, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    This: “These days I’ve gotten in the practice of whispering a word or two of prayer as soon as I tell someone that they will be in my thoughts and prayers, because the older I get, the more I believe in and understand the importance of prayer. ”

    I have found that I need to do this as well because if I don’t I won’t remember. Thank you!

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    • Zena T. November 28, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you for taking a moment to read my blog.💜

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