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Topic: Mother (as in maternal parent) (04/24/08)
TITLE: A Prayer for My Mother's Salvation
By Edmond Ng
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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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