Heavenly Father, we uplift to You Your blessed and beloved child Richard, who knows Your love, who knows Your mercy, and yet, in this, his hour of need, struggles to see it. Hear his pleas and see his struggles, know his heart and, in the wonders of Your hope, heal his body and his soul, strengthening his spirit that He may find that his challenges and his pain have no hold over him.
Mend him, binding him to Your peace as Your life giving water quenches the thirst of his soul. Give freely unto Your child O Lord, show him Your plan, show him that, even in the deepest struggles Your plan doesn’t change, unending and unrelenting in the wonders and the miracles of Your gifts intended for him. Show him Your mercy abounding as Your grace encompasses him with the joy of Your design for his life as Your optimism fills him.
In the name of Your Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.