God – Instead of heading off to first grade with my Big Chief Writing Tablet and my number 2 pencils, I, as a six year old boy, was taken to the hospital and quarantined. I could not call my mommy or daddy. Due to polio my muscles were orphaned because the nerves to them no longer worked. My parents were only allowed 20 minutes twice a day to see me.
I have never forgotten the sheer terror which consumed me nor the pain of separation from those I loved. I felt I had been abandoned and completely powerless to change my dire circumstances.
Lord, today, I pray for all children and their parents who are separated from each other because of illness, natural disaster, death, marital strife, divorce or with the implementation of an immigration laws.
Please support us to steadfastly obey Your commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Please help world leaders and those in authority to treat all inhabitants of the Earth with respect as part of Your divinity and sacredness.
May Your angels deliver to all who are separated from loved ones the message that You and Your love remain forever with them. Amen.
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Jack H. Emmott is a Senior Counsel of Gray, Reed & McGraw, LLP, a 120-lawyer full service firm in Houston, Texas, a Board-Certified Family Law and Master Credentialed Collaborative Law Professional Divorce Attorney, Mediator, Author, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker. For more information about Jack or his latest book, Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love, go to the Bending Angel website.