A Prayer For Those With Epilepsy
I was looking through a prayer book and realized that
epilepsy need a Special Prayer all their own, especially those who don't
respond to medicine and surgery is not an option. Since one hadn't been
written, I thought I'd write one. I figure people with epilepsy need
all the help we can get and it doesn't hurt to have God on our side.
Even though it is the LONGEST prayer anyone has seen to date, it only
takes a few minutes to say and has given peace to many. I hope this
gives all people with epilepsy the same kind of consolation it gives me.
Thank you for the promise of this day. My day is young and new as a child full
of wonder. My past has been "thrown to sea" but with Your Help the
pleasant memories will be waiting safely, on shore for me. Let only the Best of
Myself, of Who I Am live on. My future consists only of the choices I make
today. Wipe any worries or fears from my mind. Give me a "clean
slate" to work with, to accomplish things, a day that has never been Lived
Before. Let me embrace myself with open arms, treating myself as my own Best
Friend. Let me not be unnecessarily hard on myself but let me constantly push
myself to Achieve New Goals.
Give me the Strength to not only cope but give me Super Human Strength so I May
Be Stronger Than This Thing I'm Fighting. Give me the Power to not fight But To
Win. Victim is not in my vocabulary; I don't know what the word
means. Let me always remember that even though I may not be perfect, and I may
have boundaries that others may not, The Remaining "Normal" Part Of Me
is Exceptional. It has become stronger over time to compensate for what is weak.
The brain waves which seem to "have a mind of their own", only make me
Different - In A Very Good Way. I'll see the entire spectrum of colors in a
sunset, instead of a few; I'll never take anything for granted, no matter how
seemingly small; I'll always be content just to gaze at songbirds in a tree;
I'll somehow be able to "understand" when others can't find the words;
and My Hands will always reach out quicker to Help Someone In Need. Each
year, when my health was unstable, let me Never Forget that those qualities I
possessed of strength and courage can now be given back to someone else. As the
saying goes, "The Only Thing We Take To The Next Life From This One Is What
We gave Away". My Life Quality, as well as all others who share my plight
is Top Priority. Let me find ways of Raising the Standards, Changing Laws,
Enlightening and Educating so that All People Are Treated Equally. Let me make
my life a Mission to change the things I am able, and to Empower Myself in Any
Way I Can. Make My Pills be "Magic Pills" That Kelp Me Live The Life I
Desire, Obtain My Goals, and know what Peace of Mind Means. Let me donate funds
for medical research to aid in the discovery of New Drugs which could be the
"Magic Pills" of Tomorrow.
Lord, walk with me throughout the day and Never Leave My Side. With Each Step I
Take While Others Ride-Walk With Me. If I Wait While Others Go About Their
Lives-Be There With Me. Take away the loneliness that harbors itself by helping
me Find Friends That I May Share A Common Bond.
Let Me Seek Others for Support as well as Strength. Let All People With Epilepsy
Take Their Health into Their Own Hands. Let Us Form A Wall Of Steel, Each
One Helping To Reinforce the Strength of the Other; the Whole being Stronger
than the Parts.
Let me realize that no matter what happens today I Always Have My Soul. Minutes
or hours may be taken from me, I may be pushed to the limit-but I Won't Fall.
Let me do something Wonderful Every Day...No matter What That May Be: Sing A
Song Off Key; Savor A Minute or Two; Write In a Journal; Take A Walk With
Somebody Special; or Create a Masterpiece. Don't ever let me forget what
Rewarding Means. Don't let me forget the Joy of Simple Things. Don't let me get
wrapped up in Just Being for I wasn't put on this earth to Merely Exist. Let me
keep a Child-Like Anticipation For The Day And What It Holds. Don't let my sense
of humor dwindle away. Let This Day, Especially, Be A "Package" I Can
Let me "Go Outside Of Myself", Trying to Help Others and Affect
Lives. Let me be more concerned with Others Than Myself. As the saying
goes,"The Only Thing We Take To The Next Life From This One is What We Gave
Away". Let People Remember Me For What I've Done, Not Who I Am. If I feel
susceptible let me say: Make Me Strong, Hold Me Up, Give Me Power, Ease My
Mind, Give Me Peace,
Send An Angel To Hold My Hand.
Paulette L. Motzko,