My husband has been in hospital for the last few days, after suddenly becoming ill last Wednesday evening. He is safely home now, but we are both exhausted, so for today I’ve chosen a prayer I wrote some time ago. Meanwhile, we are taking life as easily as possible until we both start to feel rather more like our usual selves.
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf (1 Timothy 2:1; NLT).
I pray for those who live with sickness:
Father, help us all;
And for those who dwell in sorrow:
Abba, hear our call.
I pray for those who fret and panic:
Father, ease our fears;
And for those who are mistreated:
Abba, share our tears.
I pray for those who suffer hardship:
Father, mark our sighs;
And for those who are in danger:
Abba, heed our cries.
I pray for those who walk in darkness:
Father, guide us through;
And for those who cannot find you:
Abba, lead us, too.
I pray for those who bow in anguish:
Father, save each soul;
And for those who die in torment:
Abba, make us whole.
His hands make whole (Job 5:18; NKJV).
If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the LORD and rely on your God (Isaiah 50:10; NLT).
My loins are filled with anguish; pangs have seized me, like the pangs of a woman in travail; I am bowed down so that I cannot hear, I am dismayed so that I cannot see (Isaiah 21:3; RSV).
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain (Revelation 21:4; NLT).