My new pastor 's wife ,who teaches mathematics in a College is very gracious and I feel free to be in her company in a large crowd. Ladies whose husbands are busy leading or organizing a service or event sorta come together , so we can chat and socialize together and meet friends.
People think single people have a lot of freedom and no responsibilities. But that ' s not altogether true. I am a care giver at heart. After my mom passed away I find it hard to just take care of myself only . I like cooking for others, but cooking for myself alone does 't appeal to me very much.
Indian society is basically family oriented. Single woemn are pressurized, patronized or pitied. Very few are there to stand by us. On top of that its a male dominated society too, so its double whammy for us.
I read a post by Karen Power on Her Blog which I found speaks for singes.
Would you pray for your single friends?
I was made aware of this need this morning at church. Special prayer was given for married couples and the needs of their families. That’s great! Much needed! Yet, I can’t recall one time that there has been prayer for the single adults.
If you’re a single adult, do you sometimes feel invisible?
Seems that others think single adults live the life of luxury. They don’t realize that single adults make up 43% of Americans who are 18 and older (2009). They may not also realize that single’s shoulder ALL the weight and responsibility, if they live alone, of the finances, running daily activities of keeping house, all the details of their lives (groceries, laundry, maintenance, health, other issues) without the benefit of a spouse to help to some degree. They may not realize that if a single adult is sick, no one is there to care for them. Or, if they are stressed, no one is there to for them to lean on or cheer them up … often they may not even have family living close by.
As I sat in the congregation this morning, listening to the prayers for marriages, I wondered just how many in the audience were single. Or how many would love to have someone pray for their specific issues that single adults face daily?
So I’m asking … if you are not single, if you are a pastor or on a church’s staff, would you stop for just a few minutes and think about the single adults in your life and/or church? Would you say a prayer for them?