"Lori T. is ill, please pray for her."
What strikes me most is her unselfishness. She asks for the needs of others to be met first...her friend's illness, the family who is standing by her during that difficult time.
And then we read her own personal requests...
no pleading to be set free,
no protests of injustice,
not a drop of self-pity...
No, her request was for sanctification. For God to change her.
For Him to do a work in her by the cleansing of her speech.
And then we read her only other personal request...
for more faith, stronger faith, fresh faith.
Two personal requests and then right back to praying for others...for another friend who was also being sentenced, and for yet another friend to be obedient and finally for what we all want...peace.
I don't what has happened to Sara since I received this sheet of notebook paper, the one written in red ink. I've kept this piece of paper all these years for a reason, and I think this afternoon that reason finally became clear...after reading His words written in red ink..."
"Have faith in God.
Truly I say to you,
whoever says to this mountain,
'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,'
and does not doubt in his heart,
but believes that what he says will come to pass,
it will be done for him.
Therefore, I tell you,
whatever you ask in prayer,
believe that you have received it,
and it will be yours." Mark 11:22-24
Even though her faith might have felt like it was slipping, she still had the faith to reach out to Him and ask...