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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Mother (as in maternal parent) (04/24/08)

TITLE: A Prayer for My Mother's Salvation
By Edmond Ng


It pricks my heart to see my mom suffer in pain everyday ever since she had acute arthritis with both her kneecaps artificially replaced. It pains me even more she is yet unsaved and skeptical of the gospel. For none, but I alone, am a Christian within my immediate family.

My mother has gone through a lot in life and has taken care of my three brothers and I since birth. When my dad was bedridden some twenty years ago, all of us in the family took turns to take care of him. mom being a homemaker, took care of my father in the day, while four of us sons took care of him in the evenings till mornings for a prolonged period of years before he departed without the Lord. The years of caring for my dad took its toll on my mom and she was in depression for a time, leading her to suicidal attempts which worried my brothers and I too much to leave her alone at home, so for a period, we have no choice but to keep her under the care of the specialists.

Mom is now living with my brother and under his care, but she is deprived of much joy because of the constant pain from arthritis. Every attempt to talk to her about our Savior turns her away from me getting closer to her, for she has been and still considers herself to be a Buddhist or Taoist by religion, taking after my father's faith. This is precisely the reason why she refuses to listen to any talk about other faiths, for she believes in departing from the religion of her spouse, she will no longer be able to meet him, whether in heaven or in hell.

Apart from prayer, therefore, there is little I can do, and though I deeply grieve and constantly cry out to God to save my family, I can only wait and see, to seek God for His deliverance for every member of my immediate family.

O Lord, my God, please have mercy! Release my mom from bondage and agony. Help her see Thy salvation, and Thy love for her and for every member of her immediate family!

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Sara Harricharan 05/01/08
Thank you for sharing this. There is so much emotion behind the words, it comes through.
Sherry A. Jackman05/01/08
Your pain is so obvious. Take comfort in the Scriptures: thou shalt be saved and thine household. and the other one: God is not willing that any should perish.
Allan Morelos05/01/08
This is obviously the cry of everyone's heart. When a loved one doesn't have a realtionship with Christ, yet, it does express these feelings. Thanks for sharing.
Leticia Caroccio05/05/08
My heart aches right along with you. There is nothing more desperate than a loved one who is acutely ill and don't know the Lord. The prayer you pray for your mother is one I would pray for you, too. That God would release you from this painful situation. Let your mother see the light of our God in you. Let her see His soothing peace as you care for her. Then leave her in His hands. God is faithful.
Lyn Churchyard05/07/08
This is not just a story about your love for your mother, but a heartfelt plea to the Lord for your mother's salvation. You have written this very well and I pray God will lead you in the best way to show your Mom the Savior's love.
Marlene Austin05/08/08
You have written a heartfelt personal narrative. There will be many here at FW who join in your prayer for your family. Continue writing. It can provide release, peace, and support for your spirit as you minister to your mother. :)
Holly Westefeld05/09/08
Edmond, I have prayed for your mom, as my mother entry was also a prayer for mine. May God give you wisdom as you interact with her, and if she will not listen to you, may God send another to whom she will listen.