A Hump Day Prayer for Those Who Wait Beside A Bed

Gracious God

Hospital
Hospital (Photo credit: ☺ Lee J Haywood)

We pray for those who wait beside a bed

sitting, sleeping, standing

as a friend, a parent, a child, a spouse,

lays in it

in pain

in healing

in dying

in between dying and death

the life that is and the life that is to come.

The memories for some who wait are full and long

they go back, decades

through school

Vintage Photo - Group Photo
Vintage Photo – Group Photo (Photo credit: QueenofTarts)

home,

college or trade school

marriage,

parenting and work

retirement and decline

in times of peace and in times of war.

For others Lord, the memories are short

hours old

no history is remembered and

the history that is being made

is tentative and uncertain.

They both prompt the question, “How Long, Jesus?”

Tight grasp
Tight grasp (Photo credit: Lord Manley)

But one anticipates a ‘home going’

the seeks a hope for ‘going home.’

So Lord

Our Savior and Healer

Grant peace, grace and strength to those who wait

and those who lie in the bed

Ease the pain for both

We pray for Your good and perfect will to be done.

Amen.

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