How To Pray For a Friend Who Is Struggling

A couple years ago, I attended a class on prayer-writing. I enjoyed the mental exercise, and it offered a much-needed release, anytime my emotions threatened to overwhelm me. Then, I discovered that God has blessed me with a gift for expressing universal emotions in prayer. So, that's what I'll be doing here. I'll take my inspiration from the news, or my life, or your life. (Seriously, message me with your ideas for prayers you'd like to see, or you think we need to pray as a group.) Let's find out what God does in response to the prayers of a whole bunch of broken, beautiful, BOLD women, all requesting the same thing. Okay, on to this week's prayer! The death of Robin Williams has left me with a sore little spot on my heart…kind of like a bruise. It hurts that a man who did so much to bring hope, comfort, cheer to others apparently felt such a lack of comfort and cheer, such an absence of hope, that life no longer seemed "do-able". And I find myself asking, "Where were the believers in his life? I know the entertainment industry can be pretty Godless, but was there no one? Nobody to be the hands, the feet, the heart of Jesus? Did they not see? Not care? Or simply not know what to say, what to do?" Now, I...

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