Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4
My heart is heavy today. I’m praying for two very good friends, both facing serious health issues. One is in surgery right now fighting to stay alive. Please pray with me for these two wonderful people. They are both Christians, and that is the one thing that makes this easier than it would be otherwise.
It’s with a heavy heart I come to You. You are Almighty Creator God; holy and full of grace and love. I have such great grief for two friends today and one may be leaving me. I know everyone has to die sometime, Lord, but I thank You Father, that because of Jesus, You know my pain and sorrow intimately. Jesus knows the way through this dark shadow of death and for that I thank You. Please guide the hands of the surgeons today and if it be Your will let my friend survive and thrive from this day on. If not, hold her in Your precious arms and see her safely home to spend eternity with You. Guard my heart and mind and let me find peace no matter what happens. I thank You for the cross and for the resurrection of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I confess that You are Lord of all and the gate-keeper to eternal life. Grant me peace in my heart, mind and spirit right now as I wait for news. I ask all of this in Christ’s precious name, Amen.
There are folks who I am honored to call friends. I feel so blessed in my life to have talked and laughed and yes, cried a few times with them. To know that they are facing such horrific health issues with a grace and courage that I’m not sure I’d have – well, it humbles me. They hang on to the hand of Jesus with faith firmly intact, unwavering and unafraid.
I appreciate those who join me in prayer today. Prayer really does change things. Thanks! 🙂