Please Lord, Heal My Husband’s Crushed Scrotum
It was beautiful Sunday morning in church. The sun shone through the stained windows as the pastor delivered a rousing and passionate sermon. Then, after everyone singing a few hymns, the wise shepherd of the flock asked if anyone had anything that they needed prayer for and/or wanted to share.
Praise The Lord
Several people asked for prayer for health concerns, for wisdom to guide them in business decisions and there was a plea for help with addictions. Then, with a fair bit of trepidation, a well dressed middle aged woman rose and timidly said, “Praise the Lord. My name’s Mary and I want to testify to a recent blessing we experienced in our lives.
Terrible Bicycle Accident
Just two months ago, my husband Jim had a terrible bicycle accident that left him with a number of scrapes, bruises and a badly crushed scrotum. The pain that he went through was absolutely excruciating. The doctors honestly didn’t know if there was anything that they could do to help him.”
There was an audible gasp from all of the males in the congregation in reaction to the pain that they imagined poor Jim had experienced.
Able To Piece Remnants Together With Wire
She continued, “Jim’s horrible injury left him unable to even hold me or the children because every move caused him terrible pain. All that we could do was get him to the hospital and pray as the doctors performed a delicate operation. And, Praise the Lord!, they were able to piece together the crushed remnants of Jim’s scrotum by wrapping wire around it to hold it in place!”
Again, the males in the congregation squirmed uncomfortably, imagining the horrible surgery and post surgical discomfort of Jim.
She continued, “Today, Praise the Lord!, Jim’s out of the hospital recovering. And the doctors now say that, with time, his scrotum may recover completely.”
All of the males sighed with relief. The pastor then looked at those present and nervously asked if anyone else had anything to say.
I Need To Share
Bashfully, a man sitting next to Mary rose and said, “Hi everyone. Just so you know, I’m Jim. I need to share with you and my wife that, Praise the Lord!, it was my ‘sternum’ that was injured, not my scrotum.”
Why Do People Pray?
People pray for a multitude of reasons and the motivations behind prayer are diverse and personal. Here are some common reasons why people pray:
For many, prayer is a means of establishing or nurturing a connection with a higher power, deity, or a spiritual realm. It can be a way to express faith and seek guidance, strength, or solace.
Seeking Guidance and Clarity:
People pray to seek guidance or clarity in times of confusion, decision-making, or when faced with difficult situations. It provides a space for introspection and seeking answers beyond oneself.
Gratitude is a common theme in prayer. People often express thankfulness for their blessings, experiences, or for moments of joy and happiness.
Seeking Comfort and Solace:
During challenging times, prayer serves as a source of comfort, providing emotional support and a sense of peace. It can offer solace in times of grief, pain, or difficulty.
Many pray for physical, emotional, or spiritual healing for themselves or others. It’s a way of asking for wellness and restoration.
Prayer can serve as a way to seek forgiveness, whether it’s from a divine entity or as a practice of self-forgiveness.
Connecting with Community:
Prayer is often a communal activity, fostering a sense of unity and shared beliefs within religious or spiritual communities. It brings people together, strengthening bonds and fostering a sense of belonging.
Personal Reflection and Self-improvement:
Some use prayer as a tool for self-reflection, self-improvement and personal growth. It provides an opportunity to examine one’s thoughts, actions and aspirations.
Cultural and Traditions:
Prayer can be a part of cultural or religious traditions, performed as a ritual, or as a way to honor customs and beliefs passed down through generations.
Hope and Manifestation:
In times of uncertainty, people pray as an expression of hope, believing in the power of intention and manifestation of positive outcomes.
The reasons for prayer are deeply personal and can vary significantly based on an individual’s beliefs, culture and personal experiences. It can serve as a powerful and meaningful practice that provides individuals with a sense of purpose, peace and connection to something greater than themselves.