Help During a Midnight Emergency
God of hope, I come to you during this emergency. You see my friend in the hospital right now, critically ill. O Lord, unless you intervene, I am afraid he will die. Help me know how to pray for him and his family at this difficult time. Father, he is so young, with so much life yet to live; make him well, I pray.
Come as the Great Physician and sit with him; hold him by his right hand, Lord. You alone an heal. You alone can impart strength when all hope is gone. Touch him, heal him, lift him from that bed of sickness, and set him on his feet again, dear Lord. Help him to have courage and faith to hang on to; to believe that you will make him well.
Lord, you healed the sick when you walked the earth. You are unchanging, therefore you an do today what you did in ages past. You are not a respecter of one person above another; you love all equally. I know you love my friend. Come in your love and restore his health.
Wrap your arms around his family. Comfort their hearts, Lord. Help them not give up, no matter what the doctors say. Help them look to you each new day for strength and hope to go on. Show us, his friends, how we can serve them at this difficult time. Thank you, Lord, for giving me faith to believe you hear and answer prayer. I lay my friend in your arms. I trust your will for his life.
"He got up, took his mat and walked out
in full view of them all."
Date this page was last edited: July 11, 2004