Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Thursday, July 7, 2016
More Prayers for a Friend
Praying, praying, praying. Yes, I do this on a regular basis.
I have a long-time friend who has been readmitted to the hospital. My friend needs some assistance from the medical staff. And, has asked for some prayers.
When I was a chaplain in the hospital, I sat with people, listened to people, and consoled people. And when they requested it, I prayed. I was asked to pray for some patients, and their loved ones. I prayed for medical staff, and for traumatic and desperate situations. Even for some people who were actively dying, and for a few dear, departed souls.
Now, my friend has returned to the hospital. I’m praying.
I know there are lots more people in the hospital and in care centers, all across the Chicago area. All across the country, in fact.
God knows all of these people, all these loved ones, and their families. God knows each situation, and each unspoken prayer request rising before the Divine. Please, Lord. Please, listen to all of our prayers. Thank You for the encouragement, the support, and the answers.
Lord, in Your mercy, hear all of our prayers.
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