We lift up our intentions today for the friend of one of my coworkers. His name is Matthew and he just committed suicide. He leaves behind a family, wife and children, and a father and other family members as well as many loving friends. Lord, we pray for the repose of Matthew’s soul. We also ask for your comforting and consoling Holy Spirit to be with Matthew’s wife, children, and family during this time of enormous pain, disbelief, and great uncertainty. Please strengthen this family, let them feel the power of your unconditional love for them and for Matthew, and help them to grow in faith, hope, and courage through this very difficult and demanding time. Please also bless and comfort Matthew’s friends. Lord, your son Jesus is the judge, we are not the judge, and please help us to pray with genuine and heart felt intent for this situation and these people who are hurting so much right now.
We pray in the name of your beloved son Jesus, empowered by your Holy Spirit, who live and reign with you, one God for ever and ever.