Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Prayer for a Dear Friend

We ask you to please join us in the following prayer for a dear friend and his family.  We were told this afternoon that something went awry during a major surgery, and he is now in critical condition.  He and his family need all the prayers we can offer......

Dear Lord,

You know our friend so much better than we do.  You know the burden he carries.  You also know his heart.  Lord, we ask you to be with our friend now as you work in his life. 

Lord, we pray for our friend just as your Word tells us to pray, for healing.  We believe you hear this earnest prayer from our hearts and that it is powerful because of your promise.  We have faith in you, Lord, to heal our friend, but we also trust in the plan you have for his life.

Lord, we don't always understand your ways.  We don't know why our friend and his family have to suffer, but we trust you.  We ask that you look with kindness toward our friend.  Nourish his spirit and soul in this time of suffering and comfort him with your presence.  Please return him to good health. 

Let our friend know you are there with him through this difficulty.  Give him strength.  And may you, through this difficulty, be ever present in his life.  Amen.