I ask you to please offer up your prayers for a relative of mine who suffered a major loss yesterday. He has worked his heart out (2 years) on a major project that would have opened the door for a new vocation. He has absolutely lost all Faith and hope in God. He is about to lose his family, and eveything he has ever worked for. I have helped him along his way and I feel for him and know what this loss can do to him. After speaking to him yesterday, he tells me that he has no greater enemy than the one who he spent hours before the Tabernacle in deep prayer. His condition had dried me from tears as he has lost everything he worked for. I am as confused as he is, as to why God could abandon him in the most crucial moment. I remember how happy he was throughout the year, he would tell me that he feels that God has blessed his work. Despite the effort and long hours he put in to it, he was so confident that God had given him many signs that he would not fail. He even believes that every advancement was a blessing. Now, he is a competely different person, it isn’t his future that he could well lose, it is his family, friends and most importantly his Faith. He regards himself as an utter failure in the eyes of God and not worthy of his love anymore. He does not see the point of living anymore, especially when all his efforts are crashing down to his feet. There is one faint oppurtunity remaining in a few weeks time and he is hoping for a miracle, otherwise he must start all over from scratch. He is one of the most God fearing and pleasing person that I have ever seen. I am as clueless as he is, as to why all this is happening. I’m trying my best to support him, but nothing seems to bring any hope.
It saddens me to see him in that state, he feels completely abandoned by God whom he placed all his trust and hope in , only to be abandoned.
Please keep him in your prayers, that the Lord may lift him up, guide him in his direction, restore what was lost, grant him the miracle he is seeking and most importantly, to remain close to our Lord.
God our loving Father, who taught us that a laborer deserves his due. You desire only what is good for your people and worthy unto their salvation. You taught us through your Son that your presence is most found in our weakness,when all seems lost and where despair hovers above hope. Grant Oh Lord, we beseech you for the sake of this person and his loved ones, that he may obtain the rewards of his efforts and labor and to feel his immeasurable worth in your eyes. Protect him Lord, and do not allow his efforts to be in vain, nor forskae him in this moment, but grant him the grace he needs to open his heart to your graces, to submit himself to your will and to know that you have something special awaiting him. Surround him with your eternal love and lift up his wounded dignity. Protect his family who share in his saddness and grant that he may obtain from your loving hand the miracle he seeks, so that he may delight in your presence and be rewarded in your companionship. Amen.