flying dove

Take note of this, for it is a certain truth: we do not pray in vain for those who are lost, even if they are our enemies. Yes, we do not pray in vain – even though everything seems to be hopeless. If we are truly concerned for their salvation and bring them before the Savior, he will bring them under his special care, so that – perhaps before we are even aware of it – miracles can happen, even among those whom we had already given up for lost.

Source: Vom Glauben bis ans Ende

“Jesus calls the weary ones,” writes Tish Harrison Warren, “the ones who snap at those they love after a long day, the ones who battle addiction, the ones who aren’t who they wish they were…”