Don’t Pray For Me

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Don’t just pray for me to be healed,

My body aches, but it’s a part of me now,

Don’t just pray for me to be strong,

My weakness has made me compassionate,

Don’t just pray for me to feel better,

My pain reminds me that others hurt too,

Don’t pray just for me to be “healthy” (whatever that means),

Pray for those of us who are sick to have better options,

Don’t pray for me to be like you,

This is who I am; I am enough.


Instead, pray for me to enjoy my days,

Just because my happiness is different doesn’t mean I can’t be happy,

Pray for me to find balance,

My body is broken, I need to take things one day at a time,

Pray for me to have friends,

Being alienated because of my weakness is much worse than being sick,

Pray for me to have good days,

Bad days will always come, but one good day can shine through many dark ones.

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