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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: CARRY




Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . go. 

The situation in Ukraine has been heavy on my heart, as it has been for countless others. I just can’t imagine what the people of that country are going through.

I keep seeing posts on social media that say Pray for Ukraine — and I have been, and will continue to do so. But a small part of me wonders, Is that really enough?

Of course there are more things we can do — giving financially to aid agencies, for example . . . but I’ve also been convicted by my lack of trust in God’s willingness and ability to hear and answer our prayers according to His will.

James 5:16 says, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (NIV).

Yes, there are other practical things we can do besides pray — but I should not discount the power of prayer.

Friends, we are called to “carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2, NIV). One way we carry each other’s burdens is through prayer, by lifting each other up, bearing the other’s burden, and laying it at the cross.

Let us not give up carrying each other’s burdens, even if we don’t see immediate results.




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