Good afternoon, God. I’m grateful for a brief respite in my day where I can connect with You – there are so many things I want to talk with you about. After a very hectic day so far, Lord, I quiet my heart to try to hear You, Lord. Speak to me, guide me, let me feel your Presence.
There are so many needs, but I want to specifically pray for my friend, “Rob” now, Lord. There is so much I’ve understood about his life and his struggles, and so much I don’t. Without judging him now, Lord, I lift him up to you and ask humbly for two specific things. 1. That you would bring healing to his mind and body right now and 2. That you would be his advocate as he fights his addictions.
Healing: Lord, I know You are our ultimate physician, and I know we will have ultimate healing in Heaven, but I pray for healing of his mind and body right here on Earth, right now, Lord. I believe Rob knows You as his Savior. You’ve told us in Your Word to make our requests known to You, so I am doing that, Lord. I ‘d like to request that you heal the Urinary Tract infection he has right now that is affecting his ability to comprehend – I pray that you would restore his mind, body and soul to perfect health. I pray for the cancer in his kidneys – that You would touch the tumors and eliminate them. I pray that You would use the medical staff You’ve assembled, and the hospital equipment and/or treatments available – I ask Your blessing on the staff who is caring for my friend – may they feel Your presence and know that You are guiding them. I pray You will continue to guide them as they evaluate test results and monitor my friend – that You would give them wisdom to diagnose all that is going on.
Addictions: Lord, I pray that You would free him from all of his addictions, Lord, whatever they are – I pray that Satan would have no authority in his mind or his body – I know that You are more powerful, and I call upon the name of Jesus. Replace his desire for alcohol for a desire to know You more – put people in his life who walk consistently with you and can help him be accountable. I pray, in the name of Jesus, that his addictions would leave his body like an evil spirits being cast out into a bunch of pigs, and that they would not be able to affect him any more, and I pray specifically that he would be filled with obsession to make You Lord of his life. Draw him to you, Lord.
I pray, Lord, that You would illuminate our path, and the reason You brought our friendship together – if it is to help him, I pray that You would help me help him. I’m in such unfamiliar territory, Lord, please don’t allow me to be fooled by his lies, but to help him find grace, accountability and healing. Equip me to do what You’ve called me to do, and give me courage to continue in the path You set before me. Bring understanding to those around me who need it.
Father, I also pray for those who have consistently prayed with me in this entire circumstance with my friend – they are friends who are as close as family – and they’ve been so faithful to me as I’ve struggled to understand all of these circumstances – I pray that You would meet their needs, too, Lord, some of which I am aware, and some I am not, but You are. I pray you would bless their families and their circumstances.
I love You, Lord, and know that You are good. I trust You completely.