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.