God, I have a minor headache
A reminder of the burdensome pains that others carry daily,
A reminder to stop and remember
Those who endure far more troubling aches—
who hurt or feel numbingly fatigued,
Or feel painful sorrow and loss.
This prayer, I offer for them, God,
The people with the pain
Some are strangers, but others are known
I see their faces and whisper their names
Great Healer, hear my prayer.
O God, you know them all