A Buddhist prayer bead was taped awkwardly to her flaccid
“Can I pray for your mother?” I asked, feeling obliged
to do something Christian after visiting this comatose,
dying woman and her daughter.
“Please,” she answered.
“Heavenly Father…” Suddenly, I realized I don’t even know
what to say for someone who is going to spend eternity away
I know God heard my prayer but for the old lady, it was
too late. The Bible says:
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be
saved." How, then, can they call on the one they have not
believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom
they have not heard? And how can they hear without
someone preaching to them? Romans 10:13-14 (NIV)
But her daughter, she heard my prayer. I do have a chance
to share the good news of salvation with her. She does not
have to go where her mother is going.
Who am I and what have I done to deserve the eternal life
of God? He has granted me that opportunity to hear the
Gospel and believe. Now, someone else around me is waiting
for that same opportunity to hear and believe.
Will that messenger to share the Good News be me?
What should I say when I need to pray for the dead next
Lord, please give me an opportunity to witness to the