Heavenly Father today is a day that you have made, and as you teach us in your most holy word, we will rejoice and be glad in it. What a privilege I have as a created one to be able to come before the awesome creator God in prayer and bring my petitions. Thank you for this blessing.

Today I come to you on behalf of our good friend and your child. Although we may be miles apart, you are present everywhere at all times. Father she is going through a difficult time and needs your grace and comfort. She needs to sense your presence powerfully during this time in her life. 

I also know that what she is going through may have caught her off guard, but heavenly Father it has not done so to you. I know her difficulty is not a surprise to you. I also know, that as you work all things together for our good, that in some way this challenge of hers fits in your divine plan for her life.

However we are still just frail human beings, we can easily become confused, frustrated and discouraged. There are times like this that we can’t see as we should and we don’t trust as we should. When this happens and the road ahead seems dark, then we may become fearful, even doubtful. 

Today Father my friend needs your help in this special battle she is going through. You teach us when we lack wisdom we are to ask of you. Today in this trial my friend needs your wisdom, your comfort and peace. You teach us to trust in you with all of our heart, so please help her to be able to do this.

I pray that you will wrap your arms of strength around her. Cover her with your blankets of grace and mercy. Fill her with your peace which is beyond our understanding. Let the warmth of your presence and the reality of your love sooth her heart, mind, body and soul.

I pray for her victory over this trial in this day and the days to come. 
I pray for your healing touch to be on her body. I pray that she will rest underneath your strong wings of protection. I pray that as she considers how you care for the sparrows and the lilies, she will also consider and trust in your great care for her. 

I ask these things in the name of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

© Loyd C. Taylor

Author’s notes:

Scriptures to read for encouragement:
Matthew 6:25-34
Matthew 7:7-11
Matthew 11:28-30
Romans 8:28-29
Jeremiah 29:11-12
Ecclesiastes 3:1
Psalms 34:17-19

This was written for a good friend who was going through a difficult time. When speaking to her, I asked if there was anything I could do. She replied, "Please pray for me." I did and then wrote the prayer and sent it to her for future help when she found herself struggling. I hope it will also be a blessing to you as well. 

Thanks, Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.