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I Don't Feel Worthy to Pray
Dear Brother Ron
I don't really pray too often as I don't feel like I am worthy most of the
time. For most of my life, I haven't felt I was meant for this world in this
time and place because of how much i think outside the box and how much I'm
against society's twisting of truth and reality. I'm definitely not one to
pray for help for every little thing that comes up. To me, God's time is
very important and I don't want to use it up frivolously.
I have a business partner and a best friend named pat. Pat tried taking her
own life the other night and she is currently in a mental health facility
and hopefully on her way to doing better. After I discovered her in bed
overdosed and called an ambulance, I called her family. I now know this was
the biggest mistake I could make. Now her family is doing things without her
knowledge or approval which are nowhere near her best interest. This
includes possibly causing her to lose her home she fought so hard to obtain.
I feel they are also trying to put a
wedge between us so that I can't let her know what's going on.
I asked god in my prayer that he give me the strength, knowledge, and
ability to stop things from happening that are not in her best interest.
Please help me pray that i can succeed in the task that was put before me.
Pat has helped me in so many ways including helping me to understand that I
must remain the person I am and to continue my quest in the fight for
humanity and God's will.
Please help me pray and please understand I only ask for prayer when it is
You say you are not worthy to pray. Of course you're not worthy. Neither am
I or anybody else. Fortunately, our Father loves us, poor unworthy creatures
that we are, and loves to hear from us. And don't worry about bothering Him
with minor details. By helping us with the minor details, He helps us avoid
major problems. As far as wasting His time, since our Father exists in a
reality beyond space and time, He literally has all the time in the world.
You say you were not meant for this time or place because you think outside
the box and oppose twisting the truth. Maybe that's why you are in this time
and place. Maybe our Father needed somebody with a brain to think outside
the box and a voice to oppose those who try to distort His words. I like to
think God is a pretty smart guy and there's usually a pretty good reason for
the things He does.
Our prayers are with you and Pat. I know you are there to give her strength
in this trying time. If her family is anything like you describe, it sounds
like she is going to need it.