Pray For Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones and Those Alone In Hospitals at This Time


I have a friend whose husband has gone Home to be with the Lord in recent days and my heart goes out to her and others who were unable to have all the close support that they greatly needed during these months of government restrictions.

Whether or not deaths during this period have been connected with Covid-19 makes no difference, since loved ones of the deceased are deprived of that traditional time of mourning with a funeral to celebrate the life of the deceased, as well as the support of friends. Although there have been improvements in the last while as regards numbers attending funerals, remaining travel and other restrictions mean that nothing is normal in this regard. Friends who would otherwise have been a support may be prevented from doing so because of circumstances in their own lives and the fact that they are living with someone who has low immunity. You long to give that friend a hug but because of concerns and restrictions, you know that you cannot. But you can pray – and that prayer from the heart is heard by the Lord.

People alone in hospitals need prayer too; I think of all those who have been missing visits from friends and loved ones. Hospitals can be lonely and scary places at the best of times but it is good to know that there is “a Friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18v24). My thoughts are with the elderly, too, who reside in nursing homes, many of whom have been unable to see loved ones for a long time.

There are others who have been so lonely and fearful during all these months, especially in the isolated rural communities that exist here in Ireland. In many a country home at the end of a winding lane, a solitary elderly person longs to hear another human voice, other than on their radio or television. This has been a period when, legally speaking, we cannot reach out except by telephone, letter, email or social media but many elderly people here have no internet access.

I pray for souls everywhere, that the Lord will reach into bereaved hearts, lonely homes and hospitals and touch souls. May those who know Him feel an even greater sense of His Presence – and may He speak to those who do not with “that still small voice” of conviction. My prayer, as restrictions are gradually eased, is that we would know revival in these times and that something wonderful in the spiritual realm would emerge from the ashes of a time which has been heart-breaking for many.

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3 Responses to “Pray For Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones and Those Alone In Hospitals at This Time”

  1. Cathy Says:

    These are truly unusual times we are living in. COVID-19 infections in the U.S. are spiking. We continue to pray for all.

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  3. readywriterpublications Says:

    Thank you Cathy… a terrible situation worldwide and it is causing much trouble for people on hospital waiting lists who have other health complaints.

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