For friends who are ill …

Father,

You are the Almighty, the creator of everything. Yet you still care about me! Thank you for the many mercies that you have granted to me.

I come before you now for ____________________________, who is ill, Lord. He (she) is very sick, not only in body, but also in spirit. Touch him (her), dear Lord. Heal hin (her) physically, mentally, and emotionally. You know how draining an illness is upon a person’s whole being. Lord, I ask you to remove the pain (hurt) and to heal the cause of the pain. Strengthen ______________________, and bring him (her) into a closer relationship with you. Surround him (her) with your love. Lord, let him (her) feel your love, grace, mercy, and compassion.

Strengthen his (her) family and friends to endure this hardship, and to stay close to him (her). Guide their hearts and lips in what to say and when to say it. When talking is unnecessary, let them hold his (her) by the hand.

Great are you, oh Lord, my God. I bless and praise you for your goodness, thoughtfulness, and faithfulness towards your children. Let it be with ______________________ according to your will.

In the Name of Jesus,
Amen!