CI is chronic illness. Because it and its symptoms are often hidden most never realize it’s there. CI is very real and it can be life-threatening. I live with CI and want to share this prayer I recently found.
I pray to have a heart of love.
That in this life I choose to give, and that my heart has compassion
For those who need to see it;
That through trials I get better, not bitter,
And that wisdom comes from the deepest wounds.
Through the darkest of times came a survivor who made it
when I didn’t think I could.
I pray to give others hope when they feel hopeless
As others did for me.
Mostly I pray to be a voice for the voiceless
To help them find their way.
© D. Dean Boone, July 2016