20 Days of Prayer #17

A Prayer for Those who are Homebound

The Lord is good, a stronghold in a day of trouble; he protects those who take refuge in him.

Nahum 1:7

Dear Father who never leaves us nor forsakes us, thank you for your presence. To make it through each day we remember that you care, you listen, and you love. 

We remember those in our church who are homebound. We think of their names and faces as we pray right now. We know that the days become so lonely and long. The quietness of the hours can become discouraging. The pain, illness, and aging are troubles that have brought them to this time in life can cause sadness and loneliness. 

Our prayer is that we would be mindful to visit, call, or express care in some way. We pray that each person who struggles with health can remember that you are near. We pray that if there is healing that needs to take place, you would bring that into their lives. We pray for the light of Jesus Christ would bring some brightness into each day. 

Thank you, Father. As we reflect on those we no longer see when we gather as a church family, we also remember their joy, their words, their presence. We remember how much they have blessed us over the years. Would you bless them now, Father? In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer by John Dobbs

John Dobbs is the minister for the Forsythe Church of Christ in Monroe, LA. He can be found oversharing on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram (@bigpoppa1130).