We thank you for your heartfelt prayers;
We know they helped a lot.
In times like these, it’s nice to know
How many friends we’ve got
So many folks concerned enough
To bow their heads and pray;
It makes us smile while struggling through
Our many tasks each day
It’s tough to do the household chores
With both of us in pain
But hey, you’re busy praying, so
We really can’t complain
Of hands in prayer, and hands at work,
I’m sure you know the saying—
And yeah, the lawn could use a trim,
But really, thanks for praying
I guess this one doesn’t need much explanation. It’s based on real world events, of course, and on correspondence since then. Not one, but two prayer circles are full of caring people who are able to tell themselves they have helped. And really, that’s what matters.
Could be worse. At least she has doctors, and the prayer circle is praying for them to have skill and perhaps some sort of magic, if that’s all right with you, god. If they were less wishy-washy, they’d try direct faith healing.
And we know the track record there. (Warning–don’t click if you don’t want to be angered and saddened.)