This Is My Prayer

I prayed for you tonight. Before bed. I’m serious.

I don’t get down on my knees or do anything crazy like that. I don’t kneel. Namely, because if I knelt I wouldn’t be getting up again without the assistance of EMTs.

So you might be wondering what I prayed for. Well, that’s easy. I prayed for you to laugh. That’s how I start every prayer for you.

I can’t know what you’re going through right now, nor how badly you hurt. But I know one thing: there is no better feeling than laughter.

I prayed this for Robert and his wife, Cynthia, who have practically been living at the oncologist’s office recently. I pray this for my cousin Cosby, and for my cousin Bentley, to laugh so hard they spill their beers.

I prayed for Sherry, and her husband, Lyle, my surrogate parents—they know why. Please help them to laugh, God.

I prayed for the family of the guy down the street—the ambulance was at their house today, and everyone was in the yard weeping as a covered gurney was wheeled away.

Also, I pray tomorrow will be better than today.

I don’t care if today was a decent day, I pray tomorrow is off the chain. I pray that you have a brief moment of awareness tomorrow, as you eat your PBJ, or your Swiss Cake rolls, wherein you say to yourself, “Man, this is a pretty good day.”

I pray this for my friend Loe, who just lost her nephew. And for Regina, whose grandson has been fighting for his life. I pray this for Mark, whose dad is now on hospice care. For Laney (6 years old) whose dog died. And for Jon (15) who has his very first date with his very first female on Friday.

And normalcy. That’s a big one. I also pray for you to have some normalcy.

There is no sensation more wonderful than feeling normal. Normal enough to read a book, or watch reruns, or to eat Captain Crunch for supper, or Blue Bell for lunch.

When the Spanish conquistador Ponce de León was roaming Florida, chasing the Fountain of Youth, I believe he was actually chasing normalcy. He was not aware of this obvious fact because he was, of course, an idiot. Anyone who chases the Fountain of Youth is.

But think about it. Youth itself is just a bunch of wonderfully normal days. In fact, the feeling of normalcy is so promisingly glorious, I’m not sure whether it exists.

Which is why I pray for this. Because I’m hoping for miracles.

I pray normalcy for Helen Andrews, for Keloth Anne, Linda Moon, Lynn Webster, and my dear friend Sheila. For Amy, you know who you are. For Steve and Elvira, introvertism is a serious condition.

I pray for a beautifully normal day for Celeda “Honey” Joyce on her 94th birthday today.

I pray normalcy may find Susan, who is awaiting custody of her abused grandson. I pray normalcy for Henry (9) who is still getting use to his wheelchair, and for Mickey, who finds himself a sudden bachelor after 47 years of marriage.

For my friends Matt and Michelle, because they are beautiful.

For Maria and Besty, two estranged sisters who just started talking again after 21 years. For Carolyn, my editor, who is, tragically, forced to repeatedly read my work.

For Kelly, who is contemplating suicide. For Bill, who is not doing well with chemotherapy. For Anthony, who is going through opiate withdrawals.

For Stephanie, who feels alone because she is now a 42-year-old orphan. For my mother’s hip pain.

For Gregory, who doesn’t know whether his daughter will survive the risky surgery for which he just signed the consent forms. For Anna (16), who just put her baby up for adoption.

But most of all, I pray for you.

Yes, you. Since I don’t know you, I can’t know exactly what to pray for. So all I can do is think about you.

Which is what I’m doing. I am imagining you, playing on your phone, reading these feeble words. You’re wondering if the yahoo who wrote this paragraph is a nutcake.

“This is just some guy on the Internet,” you’re thinking. “There’s no way this guy’s prayers can do anything for me personally. What a total boob.”

Well, you’re wrong, friend. I am not a total boob. Only a partial one.

Words are powerful. Words are ideas. And ideas are thoughts. And all thoughts are unseen things which exist outside the natural world. And anything existing outside the natural world is, by definition, supernatural.

So although I can’t know exactly what you need right now, or how badly you’re suffering, I know these prayerful words are not just pixels on a screen. Not if you agree with them.

Because, you see, if you actually agree with these words, they cease being mere words, and they become something otherworldly.

Maybe you think that’s a stupid thing to say. And well, maybe it is stupid. But then, maybe I’m just stupid enough to believe that if two people on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them.

142 comments

  1. Pamela Mills - January 26, 2022 6:25 am

    Thank you, Sean, for praying for us. All of us who need prayer for different reasons. We read your column every day because you give us hope that tomorrow will be a better day for all those suffering. Most of us will face a catastrophic situation at some point in our lives. Knowing that you think about that as you write is comforting. Please keep doing what you do…. No one does it better!

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    • Joan - January 26, 2022 7:40 pm

      Pamela is so right. Thank you Sean. I will laugh today and your prayer is working. Hugs!!!

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    • Beverly Gunson - January 30, 2022 7:14 pm

      Thanks! Today is a good day because I’m feeling grateful…for people like you and many others who post positive thoughts. I will be praying also, because we’re promised results.

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  2. Christina - January 26, 2022 6:42 am

    Amen bro! We definitely need your thoughts and prayers

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  3. Eva - January 26, 2022 6:52 am

    Amen I agree! Thanks … I feel your prayers…. Smiling already…laughter will come!

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  4. Sara Christensen - January 26, 2022 6:52 am

    Thank you for praying for me….I am also praying for you and yours!

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  5. MermaidGrammy - January 26, 2022 7:16 am

    Thank you

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  6. Kristi - January 26, 2022 7:18 am

    ❤ Thank you 🙏

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  7. Norma+Den🇿🇦 - January 26, 2022 8:20 am

    Thank you Sean. God hears every prayer. I read a short paragraph recently where a wee girl was walking in the garden reciting the alphabet, Grandad eventually asked what she was doing. She said I don’t know the words I need to say the prayers so I just say the alphabet and God can work it out. Yep He’s that kind of Guy, can work out our unspoken prayers too. Praying for you, your family and all your readers God knows who they are.

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  8. Mark Pollish - January 26, 2022 8:45 am

    Yes and thank you. I needed that.

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  9. Nell Thomas - January 26, 2022 8:50 am

    Thank you for taking time to give us all exactly what we need right now. Stay warm , well and keep writing. The laughter does help along with the prayers. The best always to you, Jamie and the 4-legged sweet babies.

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    • Kate O’Rourke - January 26, 2022 9:39 am

      Thank you Sean in hospital 17 fractures from a fall. Terrible Pailin. You help a lot. I feel your concern.
      Kate 74

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      • Richard C - January 26, 2022 11:28 am

        I am praying for you also. Healing please, dear God.

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  10. Ed (Bear) - January 26, 2022 10:29 am

    Not stupid. Thank you sir!

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  11. Pat - January 26, 2022 10:40 am

    Thanks Sean. It is nice to know someone is praying for me.

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  12. klaspisa - January 26, 2022 11:09 am

    Thank you… Simply, thank you. ♥

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  13. Steve - January 26, 2022 11:11 am

    Thanks for your prayers, please accept mine/ours

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  14. Richard C - January 26, 2022 11:26 am

    Two words: Good stuff!

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  15. sheilla boyd - January 26, 2022 11:27 am

    Thank you for your prayer and your words as I look forward to reading them every day!

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  16. Julie - January 26, 2022 11:39 am

    Such a great description of “youth.” Thank you for the reminder too, than when two people on earth agree in prayer, it will be done! (Matt 18:19).

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  17. Bette Loyd - January 26, 2022 11:48 am

    Definitely not a nutcase, Sean. Thank you for helping us remember that this too shall pass. You are a treasure and you are in my prayers!

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  18. Sheryl - January 26, 2022 11:49 am

    Thank you, Sean. Your gift with words, love and prayers is incredible and always has incredible timing. Today is already better than yesterday because I just read this from you. Thank you. You are in my prayers too.

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  19. Trudy - January 26, 2022 11:51 am

    Thank you for your prayers, Sean. I believe in the power of prayer. Praying for you and Jamie. Love you guys.

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  20. Marianne Bryan - January 26, 2022 12:18 pm

    Thank you, I will pray for you and Jamie to have a normal day, too 🙏🏻

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  21. patp - January 26, 2022 12:31 pm

    Sean, your column means so much to me. And yes, your prayers too. As you conclude, when two or more are gathered in their requests, God answers.
    I’m adding YOU to my prayer list and I thank you so much for the bright light you are shining into the darkness right now. We all need more of this!

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  22. LBJ - January 26, 2022 12:41 pm

    Thank you for being a prayer warrior!

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  23. jill - January 26, 2022 12:45 pm

    Amen Yes. 🙂

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  24. Karen L Smith - January 26, 2022 12:47 pm

    Thank you so very much for your prayers. I know you have no idea who I am but I am learning who you are. Your prayers are powerful for me. Thank you, again.

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  25. Susan - January 26, 2022 12:51 pm

    And prayers for you that you have laughter in your day. Also for your words that make us laugh, comfort us, make us think.

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  26. Bud McLaughlin - January 26, 2022 12:54 pm

    Thank you, Sean, and I pray for you, too …

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  27. Lucretia Jones - January 26, 2022 12:57 pm

    Thank you, Sean, for praying for all of us. Thank you.

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  28. Debbie - January 26, 2022 1:01 pm

    What a powerful post today, Sean…!

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  29. Mac - January 26, 2022 1:03 pm

    Adding my prayers to yours. I imagine a day somewhere in the future when we are all together and someone coming up to me and saying, “You don’t know me but you prayed for me through a Sean D. column and it really helped!”. Won’t that be a wonderful feeling!

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  30. Debbie g - January 26, 2022 1:05 pm

    Thank you Sean
    Prayers for you and your family too
    Love to all

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  31. Dianna Cooper - January 26, 2022 1:12 pm

    Thank you for the prayers! Five months since my sons brain injury and the journey continues. God continues to heal him day by day.

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  32. Becky Kaufman - January 26, 2022 1:17 pm

    THANK YOU.

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  33. Adel - January 26, 2022 1:21 pm

    Thank you, I value your prayers.

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    • Adel - January 26, 2022 1:22 pm

      I will pray for you too.

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  34. Betsey - January 26, 2022 1:24 pm

    Thanks so much for these words of prayer! You put into words what I have been unable to. I’m looking forward to a great day. I pray that yours is, too.

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  35. Melanie Roberson - January 26, 2022 1:26 pm

    this is great

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  36. Judy - January 26, 2022 1:29 pm

    Thank you. There are no great prayers other than the prayers of Jesus. The rest of us offer up what we can. And through Jesus’ prayers, our prayers are enough. The Best is yet to come. 🌻

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  37. Anne Arthur - January 26, 2022 1:30 pm

    Thank you, Sean, for your prayers. They are powerful and they are truth. You and Jamie are on my prayer list too. May God fill you with his love and may he grant you lots of reasons to laugh ervery day. Amen

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  38. Russell - January 26, 2022 1:32 pm

    Oh, Sean. I forgot what normal is,but I’m going to believe for it. And I’m going to believe that one day, my laughter will not just be a ‘substitute or stand in’ to prevent me from crying. My husband lost his Father like you did yours after he was released from a month long hospital stay. Funeral was Friday. My mother is sedated on a ventilator with pneumonia. My Dad starting cancer treatment today and my mother in law cannot be left alone due to dementia. My heart hurts for all involved. It weighs me down and has made me weary and tired, especially when the days are cold and gray. But thank you for your prayers for me. I believe in prayer too. Not the lofty kind that people say to hear themselves speak or to show how spiritual they are to the audience, but the aching, not able to find the words kind that are directly from the heart. And thank you for the laughter you have brought so many times with your blog. I read it before I read my daily devotion just because you are real and kind and funny and you love others and you are good medicine to a weary soul. God bless you, Sean, and today, I pray for your day to be normal.

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  39. Melissa Armstrong - January 26, 2022 1:38 pm

    Thank you for praying for me. Laughter is good medicine! I have prayed for you and Jamie this morning.

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  40. Melanie Herr - January 26, 2022 1:41 pm

    Amen Sean

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  41. Ellen Johnson - January 26, 2022 1:54 pm

    God bless you, Sean!

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  42. Ray Huckabone - January 26, 2022 2:00 pm

    Amen

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  43. Bo - January 26, 2022 2:00 pm

    Miss Hattie was100 years old and welcomed her friends to come pray with her. I went to see her with my mother years ago because my mother had lost a dear friend. Miss Hattie held our hands and simply said “Lord, bestow upon them the blessings they stand in need of.”
    So when I don’t know what to pray for someone I use Miss Hattie’s prayer. Thank you, Sean, and I’ll send a Miss Hattie your way.

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    • Becky - January 30, 2022 12:39 pm

      Oh how I love Miss Hattie’s prayer……

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  44. BRENDA DAVIS - January 26, 2022 2:03 pm

    LOVE YOUR PRAYERS !

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  45. Pilgrim from Jax FL - January 26, 2022 2:04 pm

    You knocked it out of the park with this post.
    I’m agreeing with you,in prayer
    ICH

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  46. Sally - January 26, 2022 2:08 pm

    Prayers are what everyone needs. Including you and me. Sean keep dishing out prayers it helps.

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  47. Stacey Wallace - January 26, 2022 2:14 pm

    Sean, prayer is the most powerful force on earth, and our Heavenly Father hears them all. I am going to pray for you today during my devotion. I will be kneeling, but on a pillow because of my knee. But that’s okay because God understands. Love to you and Jamie.

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  48. Cindy - January 26, 2022 2:15 pm

    Thank you Sean – praying for you…and your sweet wife….the other sweet folks who comment…and your editor today.

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  49. Bo - January 26, 2022 2:15 pm

    Miss Hattie was a 100 year old lady who welcomed her friends to come pray with her. I went with my mother to see her years ago as my mother had lost a dear friend. Miss Hattie simply held our hands and prayed “Lord bestow upon them the blessings they stand in need of.” So when I’m not sure what to pray for someone I just use Miss Hattie’s prayer.
    Thank you,Sean. I’ll send a Miss Hattie your way.

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  50. flkatmom - January 26, 2022 2:18 pm

    Prayers are ALWAYS appreciated, thank you Sean, I’m praying for normal for you and Jamie as well.

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  51. Elizabeth - January 26, 2022 2:26 pm

    Makin me cry before 10 AM Sean 🙏 still praying for you and Jamie etc daily

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  52. LaurMay - January 26, 2022 2:31 pm

    Amen! Praying for you too Sean, and everyone else out there. May you be blessed with laughter.

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  53. Jan - January 26, 2022 2:31 pm

    Amen. Praying for all those listed and for you and Jamie as well. 🙏

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  54. ann - January 26, 2022 2:35 pm

    Thank you, and Amen.

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  55. Myra - January 26, 2022 2:36 pm

    Thank you Sean for praying for me. I am in desperate need of normalcy. I couldn’t put it into words and you did it with one single word.

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  56. Robyn - January 26, 2022 2:37 pm

    Lord, please be with Sean & Jamie. He said s the funniest boob I know. She is an Angel who loves him. Robyn

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  57. Susie - January 26, 2022 2:38 pm

    So, I guess that means that if I and only one other person prays for there to be no up-coming war, that will fix it?? Good luck with that one, eh?!

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    • Joann - January 26, 2022 3:04 pm

      We can only control ourselves. Those who actually desire this war must answer for their choices.

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  58. Shirlea - January 26, 2022 2:46 pm

    I believe, without a doubt, that you were born and put on planet earth “for such a time as this”…..
    You are a light that shines into dark days and you reflect the love of God in every word you write. You are a blessing.

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  59. Dottie Lovelady Rogers - January 26, 2022 2:46 pm

    I laughed. And I agree with you.

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  60. Ann Davis - January 26, 2022 2:47 pm

    Thank you. Everyone needs prayers. I love to be prayed for. And I’m praying for you too.

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  61. Lauren Lopez - January 26, 2022 2:50 pm

    Thank you so much for your prayers, Sean! And may you be blessed with days, weeks, months, and years filled with smiles and laughter!!

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  62. Joni - January 26, 2022 2:51 pm

    This. This was what I needed this morning. After spending several days down in your neck of the woods, waiting for the baby we were adopting to be born, we flew home with empty arms. Our hearts feel shattered and we long for laughter and normal. Thanks for this.

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    • Joann - January 26, 2022 3:02 pm

      I am so sorry for your pain and also that of the biological mother. I pray that this baby will be brought up in a loving home and that your desire for a child will be fulfilled with all the joy you have anticipated. Amen

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  63. Joann - January 26, 2022 2:59 pm

    And as those who pray read this column, a whole host of prayers for all you mentioned are ascending to the Father. Amen

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  64. JonDragonfly - January 26, 2022 3:05 pm

    Where two or more of you are gathered in My name, there is love…

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  65. KC - January 26, 2022 3:09 pm

    Thank you, Sean. God bless you and yours!

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  66. Sue Adams - January 26, 2022 3:11 pm

    Thank you for your prayers .

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  67. Elaine - January 26, 2022 3:11 pm

    Beautiful Sean….and I say Amen.

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  68. Gloria Reynolds - January 26, 2022 3:16 pm

    Thank you – you are in my prayers as well.

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  69. Susan Marler - January 26, 2022 3:19 pm

    Thank you Sean, from all of us who do believe that prayers do work. I also prayed this morning and now have added you to the list. Please keep writing.

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  70. Shelton A. - January 26, 2022 3:19 pm

    Prayers are powerful. The time you take to pray, the people you know and what you pray for them, and, I know this sounds crazy too, God listens. Continue to pray for those you love and care for, even if you only know what they (or their families are going through). I pray for God to continue to bless you with your gift of words and grace to continue to share them with us. Heavenly Father, we ask that you listen to Sean’s prayers and act on them. I pray you bless both he and Jamie (and their families) with good health, wisdom, strength to do your will, and your peace beyond our understanding. Amen

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  71. Jewell Wray - January 26, 2022 3:20 pm

    Thanks for praying for everyone we all have needs I ask God to bless you and your wife today keep writing we need you ❤️🙏

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  72. Ruth Mitchell - January 26, 2022 3:30 pm

    Thank you for your prayers. I will also be praying for you. (Mark 11:24)

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  73. Dale kocher - January 26, 2022 3:34 pm

    Sean, read them all. This one great. Hey, look up “van Gogh’s sayings/ words” great things to think on. Can’t beat the bible, but good thinking words. Dale

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  74. Lisa - January 26, 2022 3:38 pm

    ❤️

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  75. MJ Clinton - January 26, 2022 3:40 pm

    I agree. Some friends of mine will read this when I send it and remember what I wrote them yesterday, just as you did here today: Group hugs, group prayer have Biblical power (Matthew 18:19).

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  76. Sheila G - January 26, 2022 3:42 pm

    Chills. And a chuckle…a prelude to laughter.

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  77. Brian Ayscue - January 26, 2022 3:45 pm

    Thank you for these great words written from the heart. Praying for you, too. And for normalcy for us all!

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  78. Pat - January 26, 2022 3:49 pm

    Thanks for your prayers for me………and for everyone!

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  79. Joan Mitchell - January 26, 2022 3:55 pm

    Thank you for your prayers, and thank you for being a force for good in the world.

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  80. Patricia Gibson - January 26, 2022 3:59 pm

    Amen🙏

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  81. AlaRedClayGirl - January 26, 2022 4:05 pm

    Thank you! This is normalcy…all of us praying for each other. I think that’s what we are supposed to do no matter what is going on in the world because we all need prayer. Dear Jesus, please be with each one of us. Give us the grace we need to get through whatever faces us today. Amen.

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  82. Judy - January 26, 2022 4:07 pm

    Thank you Sean for praying and believing. Many don’t. Please pray for a friend Nancy, who is in surgery right now for her heart. She is in my zoom Bible Study. Many prayers are going up for her, but one more is another light in the darkness.

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  83. Pete - January 26, 2022 4:24 pm

    Thank you for praying!

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  84. Suzanne Moore - January 26, 2022 4:47 pm

    I am praying for you, Sean, and I am so glad that you are praying for us all. I hope that you will pray for my brother Doug, who is living in a nursing home forever after a surgery and a complicating health problem. He is just 67, andretired from his State of Florida job just 5 months before his surgery. This is not the retirement he had planned. I am sad for him.

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  85. Gayle Wilson - January 26, 2022 4:59 pm

    Amen Sean. That was one beautiful prayer. And I pray for you and Jamie as you adjust to each new day without Mother Mary. God bless both of you.

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  86. Susie Flick - January 26, 2022 5:11 pm

    Thank you for praying for all of us in some way and sending prayers to you and Jamie.

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  87. Sue Kauffman - January 26, 2022 5:33 pm

    Thank you Sean! Prayer changes things. I believe that with my whole entire heart.

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  88. Glenda Williams - January 26, 2022 5:37 pm

    Well, Sean, thank you. It was shocking to read that you actually prayed for me. I think that is the nicest thing said to me in a long time, and you know what? I believe you, and I thank you.

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  89. Betty Kelly - January 26, 2022 5:47 pm

    Loved that! Thank you for praying for us all. I’m praying for you too.

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  90. Helen De Prima - January 26, 2022 6:34 pm

    Thank you, Sean! Back attacha!

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  92. Kaye Cutchen Hall - January 26, 2022 6:53 pm

    I really needed this post. My husband has been in the hospital since Jan. 10. Surgery for lung cancer, Covid from hospital and now in ICU for about 10 days. Thank you for your wonderful words. I’m taking this as a sign that we’re are going to see a miracle.

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  93. Sheri - January 26, 2022 7:02 pm

    Thank you. I believe that prayer changes things. I pray every day at multiple times. I am also going through a rough patch. Lost my 14 year old puppy, had hand surgery on my dominant hand and it’s been hard. However, today is better than yesterday and I’m feeling better every day. Your prayers mean a lot. I’ll be praying for you and your family as well. I usually do,

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  94. Jennifer - January 26, 2022 7:14 pm

    So here’s me agreeing with your prayers. And adding one for you, Sean. Thanks for the bright spot that your posts are every day.

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  95. suzi - January 26, 2022 7:17 pm

    Thank you

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  96. Kathy - January 26, 2022 7:27 pm

    So many answered prayers. Not always the way I want them answered, but I was given a prayer called the Surrender Novena that takes the burden off me: “O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, please take care of everything.” Sometimes it’s the only way I can sleep as I repeat it over and over. Ask Jamie if she has any words of advice for how to keep calm and sweet when dealing with an elderly mother. We were always close but after a stroke, it has been awful. Thank you for your prayers and for making me laugh, often. May all who read your blog be blessed, as well.

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  97. Becky+Souders - January 26, 2022 7:38 pm

    Thanks, Sean. Back atcha….

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  98. Dixie Ford - January 26, 2022 7:43 pm

    And today, Sean of the South, I pray for you.

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  99. Norma+Den🇿🇦 - January 26, 2022 8:04 pm

    Another late prayer request for the people of Tonga after gigantic volcanic eruption & tsunami with more predicted. A small island nation in desperate need of help & prayers.

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  100. Liz Murray - January 26, 2022 8:35 pm

    You keep making my eyes leak…

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  101. MAM - January 26, 2022 8:36 pm

    Oh, Sean, you nailed this one today! What a wonderful prayer chain. May we all pray for all of our fellow human beings that they be blessed today and every day by God’s presence in their lives. Prayers for you and Jamie and for everyone I know and don’t know. Blessings to all!

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  102. Wanda - January 26, 2022 8:50 pm

    I definitely needed prayers.

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  103. Nancy Griggs - January 26, 2022 9:11 pm

    Thank you, Sean. Praying right back at you. I agree 100% and know that thoughts are real and words have power. A wise person wrote: “The Universe says Yes.”

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  104. Linda Moon - January 26, 2022 9:21 pm

    Your prayer worked, if indeed I am the Linda Moon you prayed for. There are two Linda Moons in my family, and I know an Angel who is disguised as an oncology nurse whose name is Linda Moon, too. So, if I am the one you prayed for, thank you. My day has been full of laughter and two unmistakable God-Things. And, I’m no longer a total boob…one of them is kind of wonky. You’re not a boob at all, and I agree with your otherworldly words. Let It Be Done. Amen.

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  105. Kathy - January 26, 2022 9:23 pm

    Amen. I am praying in accordance with you.

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  106. Pat - January 26, 2022 9:25 pm

    And I pray for you, today, while giving “thanks” to my Lord for the beautiful way you use His gift (of writing) to you.

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  107. Irma Brown - January 26, 2022 9:34 pm

    Thank you, Sometimes it sure makes life a little more easy if we know someone is praying for us. There is so much pain and hurt in this world today. God Bless you for your prayers and thoughts. I shall pray for you o laugh and be happy with all needs supplied.
    Irma

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  108. Brenda - January 26, 2022 10:18 pm

    Matthew 18:19
    “Also, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about something and pray for it, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.
    Thank you Sean, you are in my prayers.

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  109. Marcia Enquist - January 26, 2022 10:45 pm

    Amen! Thanks for your prayers! You’re in my prayers , as well! God bless you!
    Marcia

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  110. Kate - January 27, 2022 12:33 am

    Thank you Sean, we all need laughter and prayers, we never have enough of either one.

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  111. Dianne - January 27, 2022 1:22 am

    Thank you for your prayers! I am praying for others too. And I love to smile and laugh. Hugs to you! ❤️❤️

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  112. Maggie Priestaf - January 27, 2022 2:29 am

    Thank you, Sean. My name is Maggie. Prayers for my granddaughter, Addy. God knows all about it…

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  113. Tom - January 27, 2022 2:45 am

    I covet your prayers because I believe in the power of prayer. Please continue to pray for me. I will also pray for you and your family.

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  114. Karen Snyder - January 27, 2022 4:43 am

    Thank you. 🙏🏻❤️

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  115. Kim Morris Ladoczky - January 27, 2022 2:11 pm

    You are a wise & beautiful soul. Thank you…you pray like I do. It’s more of a running conversation with God. I find it comforting.

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  116. Sandy - January 27, 2022 4:33 pm

    Sean, this is a WONDERFUL column. And I thank you for your prayers. I for one don’t think we can ever have to many being lifted up for us. So I will say a prayer for you that you continue to bless your readers with more of you columns..
    Thank you,
    Sandy

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  117. Katie - January 27, 2022 5:47 pm

    Well done Sean!

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  118. Cathy Boswell - January 27, 2022 6:23 pm

    standing in agreement – because a strand of three cords is not easily broken

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  119. Linda Moon - January 27, 2022 10:29 pm

    P,S. If I was one of the persons you’ve prayed for, here are my thoughts/prayers/meditations while waiting at the clinic for treatment earlier today. When I’m here each month, I observe and think about the others around me… some new and some familiar faces behind masks while we wait. Today I noticed we’re all wearing comfortable shoes, and I wonder what we’re wearing (or hiding) behind the masks of “it’s all good”. There is much good, but not everything always seems to be. But, if it was me you prayed for….boy, oh boy, has it been another good day for me!! I pray for you, too.

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  120. Linda Moon - January 27, 2022 10:33 pm

    P comma S, from an old English Teacher…atrocious! I need Proust’s and Squid’s assistance!

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  121. Amy from Texas - January 27, 2022 11:31 pm

    Thank you.

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  122. Kathy - January 28, 2022 7:33 pm

    Thank you! Agreeing with you and praying for laughter and normalcy for you and yours too.

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  123. D.M. O'R - January 28, 2022 8:32 pm

    Thank you. I believe prayer, I need your prayers God is good.

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  124. The Old Wolf - January 29, 2022 11:38 am

    For those with a spiritual walk, this is beautiful and relatable. But even for those who put no stock in metaphysics, it should have value. Caring about people, thinking good thoughts about them, and working to make some of this normalcy happen in their lives is something everyone can do. Thank you for a beautiful, “not feeble” essay.

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  125. MJBreaux - January 29, 2022 4:26 pm

    Thank you Sean, I join in prayer for all in need. May the Lord bless and keep you all.

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  126. Debbie P. - January 30, 2022 2:48 am

    Love this essay. My prayer list has gotten so long, I just say “this is for everyone” . Thank you for sharing your very unique and wonderful view of life. I will add you to MY list. May you continue to bless your readers with thoughtful writings. I feel blessed to have found your FB page.

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  127. JANICE Spivey - January 30, 2022 4:04 pm

    Thank you..I pray for you and all of us

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  128. Judy Tayloe - January 31, 2022 12:03 am

    Thank you, Sean, for praying for me, and I am praying for you and Jamie.

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  129. Tawanah Fagan Bagwell - January 31, 2022 6:32 pm

    Sean, please pray for me anytime that you feel like praying. You h show him much you care for your readers every day. I believe your prayers are heard. My sister, Ann and I have COVID right now and we are doing ok at home. Pray for us to get well quickly. I pray for you and Jamie to have a wonderful life.

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  130. Jul Poe - February 1, 2022 7:45 am

    Sean, when I don’t know what to pray, I ask Our Father to do His will. He .over us all. The Ragamuffins who don’t have it all together.

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  131. Jul Poe - February 1, 2022 7:47 am

    Sean, when I don’t know what to pray, I ask Our Father to do His will. He is over us all. The Ragamuffins who don’t have it all together.

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  132. Julie P, RN - February 2, 2022 1:37 pm

    Ahhh…the Power of Prayer…it is a Miraculous thing 🙏

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  133. KATY 1:54 PM - February 4, 2022 6:54 pm

    SEAN, I BELIEVE YOU QUOTED MATTHEW 18:19 I AGREE WITH YOU, AND MAY GOD’S WILL OF LOVE AND MERCY BE DONE FOR YOU, JAMIE, AND EVERY SOUL 💕🙏🏻🥰

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  134. CHARALEEN WRIGHT - April 24, 2022 1:37 am

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