This is a difficult note to write. I usually share my humble thoughts on this site but today after trying to write in half a dozen different ways I just couldn’t get the words out. This prayer is all I could write.
“Almighty God! Who am I to speak with You or to ask You for anything? You already know my thoughts before I have them. Your thoughts I cannot understand because I am nothing but a human with all my imperfections. I come to You humbled by Your power but also by Your compassion and love. I recognize that what I am about to say You already know and that everything happens according to Your plan.
It has been almost two years since I went through the experience of watching my mother battle that unimaginable illness called cancer. My friend is going through a similar journey now and I am helpless. His mother, a truly wonderful person much like my own mother, fights with that terrible illness daily. God, but words are all I have. I spoke with her this evening and told her that this winter will not last forever and that spring always follows. I told her about the crocuses starting to bloom. I ask You to please give her the strength and the courage to stand against that horrible illness. I ask you to please give her family, her husband, her son and her daughter the strength to support her in her fight.
Omnipotent and eternal God, the everlasting salvation of those who believe, please hear me on behalf of your suffering servant and my two other friends who also suffer from that despicable illness. I ask for your compassionate healing for these good people. Through Christ our Lord. Amen”
If you would please remember them in your prayers, I would be very thankful.