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How do I pray for the coach who is now a hurt player?

One of the most influential people in my spiritual life is seriously ill. Suddenly a man who has led prayer for much of his life needs prayer. How do I pray in this situation where the roles feel like they’ve been reversed?

I am doing my best but I am wondering about a God and a universe where this can happen to one of his hard-working people.

I am sad and mad. I think that means I am human.

I am thankful that I have my faith as a resource.

I am pretty sure that the onset of the disease is not personal. I believe God has something up her/his sleeve in this situation and what this is is not my business. I can pray about my preferences for how this plays out but I have to let go of my expectations.

I pray my friend’s body will be strong and recover. I pray my friend’s spirit and mind will be strong and he will be praying and come to terms with his new circumstance. I am saying prayers of gratitude for the skilled medical staff, the amazing technology and facilities that are available.

I am praying for help praying. I’d appreciate your comments.

Mark Perrin

About Mark Perrin

I’m a member of St Martin’s Anglican in Calgary and a director of the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer. I’m an engineer by training and consult in the oil patch doing engineering, IT and finance work. I am married and have three children. At church I’m an intercessor and participate in our healing prayer ministry. My spiritual life includes Christianity, the healing arts of Qi Gong, Reiki and Shamanism, and a curiosity about how creation works. In my spare time I occasionally post to this site, play with motorcycles, guitars, computers and model trains.
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