Heavenly Father, I lift up my dear friend who has contracted a serious illness, and Lord, You know better than I the difficulties and problems that this is causing. Help us all to turn to You in this time of deep distress and surround my dear friend I pray, with Your comforting arms of blessing. Pour into all our hearts Your peace that passes understanding. Strengthen our hearts, and calm the fears of all concerned, with the blessed hope that we all have in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Lord, I place the life of my dear friend into Your safekeeping, and pray that Your hand of blessing would carry us all through the coming days and weeks. And Lord, I ask that Your healing touch would be upon this dear one, whom we all love so deeply.
Lord, Your healing hand has not lost its power and Your arm has not lost its strength, and so I pray that You would reach out and flood healing into the broken body of our friend and that You would bring wholeness to their soul. And Lord, we all praise You that no matter what the outcome may be, Your grace is sufficient for all our needs and that Your love for each is never-ending.
Comfort and bless this dear friend of ours and may each of us know with assurance that You are in control, and that nothing can happen of which you are unaware. In Jesus' name,