Prayer & Friendship
During the month of March, I was awake many times in the wee hours of the morning unable to sleep, and so I prayed for everyone who was on my heart or who came to mind. Those times brought inner peace and comfort and even compensated, some what, for the lack of sleep. But, it also brought an awareness for the suffering of others.
During my hours of prayer I was thinking of the person as I prayed for them and putting myself in their footsteps. It took emotional energy and concentration. I am now learning from a few of the people I had prayed for that somehow I was helping to bear their burdens so that the times they were going through were not so heavy. Strange concept.