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A friend’s prayer
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are saved.
You know that I have friends living in hard places. Friends I know well and friends I haven’t even met yet. Thank You that You are there with them in the hard places. Thank You that You hurt even more with and for them than I do. Thank You that You can give them what they need right now and in days to come that might be even harder.
Please help them to know this truth in their hard places. That Your Name is that strong tower that cannot be overcome. Thank You that Your name won’t crumble or fall. Thank You that Your name is always there for them to run into.
Please help them to see Your truth in their hard places. That Your truth can and will set them free from all prisons of despair, defeat, or diagnosis. Thank You that Your truth will always prevail.
Please help them to hold fast to Your truth in their hard places. That You are always holding them close to Your heart of love for them. Thank You that You will never leave or turn away from them, no matter how hard or how long these places are.
Please help them to look to You for truth in their hard places. That You are trustworthy and faithful in all Your ways. Thank You that nothing can change You or Your love for them. Thank You that Your strength isn’t dependent on mine or theirs.
God, I cannot speak peace to them, but You can. God, they need You in ways I can’t help them.
God, I trust You now to tenderly care for my friends in their hard places.
So I say, Amen, in the strong tower Name of Jesus.
(I wrote this prayer last night after a conversation with a very dear friend living in a very hard place. Even though I wrote it as a prayer for this friend, I felt that I should share it with all of you, dear friends, wherever you may be today.
Please stop now and pray for your friends. Many are living in hard places where only prayers and Jesus can go. Jesus is listening to your prayers for them. Jesus is loving them today, and you too.)
Written by and copyrighted to Beth Madison, Ph.D., 2022