Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Prayer for Lori

One of my sister's friends was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has three young sons. She has asked for prayer, so I felt compelled to write a prayer for her. I believe that God and Lori's doctors know what has to be done. I am praying this every day until she is healed.

What's interesting is that I don't think of myself as a 'good' pray-er. If someone asks me to pray in a group setting, I usually respectfully decline. It makes me sweat! What if I say the wrong thing? What if it sounds stupid and my words come out jumbled? However, I can write down a prayer. I have found I am most comfortable talking to God through my written words. I'm learning to keep a prayer journal. Does anyone else do this?

I'm still working on my prayer journey; but this one thing...prayer...has been asked of me from someone who needs it. How can I not help in such an easy way? It only takes a minute. And I don't even have to leave my house! Will you pray along with me? Pray for Lori and pray for your friends and family too.

Lord, I trust in Your plan for Lori and her family. I know You are infallible in healing Lori. I pray that every cell in her body listens to Your command and is restored to the perfection You first created when You formed Lori. I pray that You capaciously hold Lori and her family in Your loving hands while they battle against this cancer. Guide the doctors and nurses to provide attentive care, and whisper to them the wisdom they need to quickly heal Lori. Give Lori the daily strength, no Lord, I pray you give her strength for every minute to fight. Keep the enemy far from Lori. Let not even one fleeting thought of defeat enter her mind or spirit. Surround Lori and her family with all that is You, loving and good, perfect and peaceful. Remind them of Your words contained in Your holy scripture. Nourish them throughout the entire battle. Guard them and love them, Lord. May the battle be swift and thorough. I ask all this in Your precious son, Jesus' name. Amen

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