Long Distance Healing

Yesterday I got a case
of food poisoning.
I did not go to the hospital.
I waited it out
hoping the wave of sickness
would leave.

I decided to try sleeping
but was only able to
stare across the bedroom
watch the clock
and send a few prayers
to God.

About 1 am, still awake
knowing I was not going
to sleep
I got up to
catch up on email messages.

Before an hour has passed
I felt almost normal
and returned to bed.
I fell asleep for
eight hours.

When I got up
and drank enough coffee
to check my emails
I had received a message from
a man I have never met in person
in another state.
He said he had gotten up
early this morning
and prayed for me.
He did not give a reason
other than he felt
a need to send prayers my way.

Bill, if you are reading this
on Facebook
this poem is for you.

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

2 thoughts on “Long Distance Healing

  1. Prayers know not geographical boundaries..Long distance….short distance….”The Lord is far from the wicked: but He heareth the Prayer of the righteous” (Proverbs 15:29)…”And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in Prayer, believing, ye shall receive” (Matthew 21:22)….Its the believing part that is important.

    1. Hi Bill, the fact that you got up in the morning and thought to pray for me proves to me that God causes us to pray for others without knowing why. I have been perfectly in good health since you prayed about this incident. Thanks for your prayers which made the difference in my being sick or becoming well. Blessings and prayers to you and your family, Jim Wortham

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